I'm not really Basil Hallward, he's a character in the Oscar Wilde story "A Picture Of Dorian Grey." The reason for doing the name change and using a very old picture is a private joke. My name is Ian Thorpe, Ian R Thorpe to distinguish me from the Australian swimmer, I retired from a career in Information Technology a few years ago and now spend my time writing and creating internet content. And the picture, from 1983? In the story, the eponymous Dorian Gray never looks any older, while the picture of him painted by Basil Hallward ages. And in the online world I never get any older so it's oappropriate that my avatar shows the person I feel I still am. Age, when all's said and done, is a state of mind. .
A lot of people are starting to get very suspicious about this pandemic, mainly because: (a) The Chinese have been caught out lying about what happeneed and is happpening there and (b) because so much of the official narrative being pumped out by government propaganda departments vial print and broadcast media does not concur with what people see happening around them. Here's an interesting video from Germany, the source is probably not was most of us would regard as the most reliable, but the vieo has been removed from YouTube, Facebook and other Big Tech companies that are collaborating in consorship activities (the video is in German buy has English subtitles)
Somehow this isn't surprising
Crowley described “Gray State” as “a film about a near future collapse of society under martial law. Crowley posted a trailer for “Gray State” on YouTube in 2012. It has been watched more than two and a half million times, and the film has more than fifty-seven thousand followers on Facebook. In January of 2015, Crowley and his wife and daughter were found shot dead at their home.
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