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As hospitals in Brazil teeter on the brink of collapse, Bolsonaro does pushups with supporters
The health care system in Brazil's largest city is wavering on the brink of collapse and coronavirus deaths throughout the South American nation are soaring -- but President Jair Bolsonaro nonetheless reveled in crowds of supporters on Sunday, joining yet another anti-lockdown protest in Brasilia.With Brazil still approaching its peak of cases, Sao Paulo's mayor warned that the health system could be overwhelmed very soon if residents don't follow social distancing guidelines.
Palácio do Planalto was eerily quiet. There was a murmur among the staff. They had no clue what the next directive would be. They waited for the President to step out of his office. He had been tucked away in there for 7 straight hours. No one knew what was going on. He was meeting with an blonde eyed gentleman again. This was the fourth time.
Jair sat there staring into the abyss. He was confused. He did not want any of this to happen. Why was he doing this? Why were people still following him? And then a calm descended him. The confidence oozed back into his system. This was the only path for Brazil. Yes the Amazon was burning but it was small price to pay. After all every other developed nation on earth built its wealth on the misfortune of nature and human life somewhere. There was greater goal to achieve here.
He looked up at his calendar. The date read “ 19-Sep-2019”.
He was convinced and he looked up,“Yes Mr. Lentin. Always a pleasure doing business with you”
October , 990 AD
I looked up at the sky. The clouds above had formed a shape that was bearing some message. It wasn’t a positive message. My vibe was strong. I moved fast heading north in the mountains.
I had made my base here some 500 years ago. My people originated somewhere in the centre of the universe. A civilization as old as the big bang itself almost. I had been on earth now for some 10000 earth years that equated to about 2 years of my life. I didn’t like the loneliness but this what I had signed up to be. A historian. People of other civilizations would have thought us to have evolved to such a state that we had super-powers and could bend the will of physics. But our evolution had taken no such path. One thing we do obsess about is our origin planet which had been lost in the first 10000 or so years of our existence ( in our time not earth time) and research galore to find that missing link. Which is what had brought me here in the first place. The genetic material (rna) found in obscure places on earth gave a clue to the origins of our civilization and what I had come to learn in the last year much more. This could be path breaking.
There was an opening up front. And that is where I found her. She was oozing something benetian in color from her temple. I looked around to see who could have harmed her. There were no human tribes close by. I first created a force field for a 5 km radius. And then placed the palm of my hand under her head. She looked up and said,” There is a small jar in my robe. Please… “. I found it and opened it. There was putrid smell that filled my surroundings. But did nothing to me. She was surprised. I laughed, “Stranger, I am not from this world either. But I mean you no harm. I found you because my vibe tingled of something evil in the vicinity, but you reek of nothing of that. The presence is gone. I can restore you to your normal self. Trust in me”. She did not resist.
I carried her back to my lab disguised as a cave. People from the surrounding villages saw me as something called a “Munir”. They had given me the name Agastian, for I had empowered them with grammar and the knowledge of communication to take forth what they learned. I was after all a scribe. I laid her on the crotarian chair. And started the process of reverse polynism. She must have felt a short burst of immense pain for she screamed. And then she passed out. She would recover but she needed some time.
July , 992
She woke up. It had been a couple of earth years. But now she was completely healthy. She looked at me and asked,” Who are you? Why did you help me?”. I looked at her and said,” Taiheiyō san.. I am person who goes by vibes. I cannot save all but the universe pointed me to save you. There is a power you possess that scares me. I have observed you all this while. At times I contemplated but the answer is clear. You will learn to harness it. The evil to turn it to good.”
She was confused but she continued the conversation with me…
To be continued