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The time has come, or A Tale of Two Cities (abridged): SCTV NEWS April 27, 2020


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Scene: SCTV new studio, with lights up and music coming up in the background…

Lights show Earl Camembert and Floyd Robertson seated behind the news desk.

Earl Camembert: Good evening Floyd

Floyd Robertson: Good evening Earl…you’re looking rather crumpled today.

Earl (looking down at his suit and frowning): Well Floyd, with all this social distancing today. My suit shirt had a coffee stain from working online at home so, I looked around the closet and found this…

Camera close up to a GO ARGOS GO T-shirt with a rip across the top.

Earl frowns.

Floyd: Well Earl, that was some catch…it’s a good thing you didn’t like the spice girls back then…

Earl mutters.

Floyd: What was that Earl…

Earl: We don’t all get clothing allowances like you.

Floyd (smugly): First anchor, first class treatment…It’s time for the news Earl.

Earl: Well, Floyd. Hmmmpf…I thought, despite my attire, that I would be professional and do the news in the style of Charles Dickens…


It was the worst of times, recession, green house gases, oil industry collapse, industry collapse world wide, pipeline cancelations.

Then came corona.

Then it really was the worst of times.

Without an open economy, the world shut down. Airlines, borders, restaurants, hotels, sporting and cultural events, places of worship, tourist locations and services deemed non-essential.

For months, governments around the world poured money into the economies. Redemption in the form of future debt was the ‘salvation’ for the population at large. Guaranteed incomes, benefits, wage subsidies and extended deadlines for government documents was rolled out.

Banks and some universal utilities contributed with deferred payments and wiped out late payment charges and cut interest rates to 6.99% on some credit cards to help-out.

Amidst the world of chaos, cries of fear from the general population arose as the official W.H.O. line demanded social distancing, isolation of both healthy and un-healthy citizens, work on a vaccine that may or may not work and may or may not include tracking chips and a hierarchy that popularized masks, gloves and hand sanitizers.

FEAR, not REASON became the ruling line in the sand.

Be afraid…be afraid…You MAY die…Your aunt, uncle or grandma may die…


While in the background, many theories around the corona virus swirled. Man made killer, bat-human virus combination, population control, social experiments and the rebirth of global socialism weaved through the world wide web.

Follow the science….even though the facts changed weekly.

Follow the science…even though people still got ill and died in the same numbers with or without self isolation.

Follow the science…The W.H.O. knows best.

Meanwhile, back on planet earth, where people really lived. Weeks and possibly months of isolation have and will have wreaked havoc on populations with increased loneliness, suicide, mental illness and a sense of panic and potential rebellion.

Previously, on As the World Turns, the United Nations policy 21 and global warming lobby had increased pressure on world governments to decrease carbon dioxide emissions by the year 2030. However the scientific community opposed the measures and levels imposed by the partisan group. World populations argued that taxes will not solve pollution, however, a young environmentalist screamed “how Dare You!” to leaders world-wide.

She goes on to be Times news maker of the year.

However, behind another curtain, child trafficking and abortions are side tracked to side B and C of the Hit song by Rebellion Extinction, Oil Today, Gone Tomorrow, a particularly poppy number featuring the chorus, “I want a world free from Oil, Ice Age once, and now again…I want a world free of oil, Sierra Club..Sierra Club,”

In another corner of the building, Bill Gates is playing Risk with real life people and businesses while the Gates Foundation plans world domination through technology and forced vaccinations. George Soros smiles while his funding programs over the last 40 years have finally changed the social fabric of the western world and human life is worth less than a cat or a dog stuck in a tree.

However, all is not doom and gloom, the controlled media spins the best news from the worst intentions while ignoring the facts and principle that news should be investigative not propaganda. Print media empires begin to fall and digital access to information, siphoned through selective masks in the internet is controlled and negative press from central points of view are deleted.

Despite the media protestations, voices of dissidence rise from the disenfranchised and educated. Rebel scientists, cast out from corporations and governments release facts that barely make a wave on the pond. People listen and wait for the truth to come out.

On the entertainment front, Lady Gaga performed to a sell out digital virtual concert while other main stream performers whose sole function is to entertain and introduce unsavory lyrics and concepts into the world continue unabated.

But wait, there are voices of dissent.

And they cry out, read, research, think, be critical and pass the word.

BE CRITICAL. Question.

Do not be silent.

Floyd: Speaking of silent Earl, that was pretty good. Did you write that yourself?

Early: I do have a degree in English Literature Floyd!

Floyd laughs.

Floyd: Well, let me do my William Shakespeare inspired news item.

On that note, let’s recognize that while the world leaders fiddle as their countries and societies plunge into controlled chaos and lemmingdom, they are only doing and following what was spoken of so long ago by the Prophets. They are fighting and kicking the uncomfortable fact that their kingdom is surely coming to an end when their power, lust and greed is countered by the Gospel of Jesus that teaches compassion, love, sacrifice, obedience, salvation and forgiveness of sins.

And his Kingdom will have no end.

It will then be the best of times.

Floyd and Earl bow their heads.

Floyd and Earl together: Well, every now and then we have to be serious. Amen folks!

Writers note: A special thanks to SCTV, Charles Dickens, and William Shakespeare

BONUS: A SCTV news broadcast

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Tim Lasiuta is a Red Deer writer, entrepreneur and communicator. He has interests in history and the future for our country.

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