There are (obviously) lots of conspiracy theories about COVID disaster, but only one of them is correct. And most likely it is not what you would think.
The obvious one is that COVID-19 was man-made (for whatever purpose); however, there is no hard (tangible) evidence that it was the case. Actually, there are far more powerful reasons (which I will present shortly) to believe that this statement is, indeed, a “conspiracy theory” that has nothing to do with reality. Nothing whatsoever.
Another conspiracy theory is that just about all governments (first and foremost, the Chinese) used the COVID-outbreak to enslave the population of corresponding countries – by creating a nationwide (ultimately global) “digital concentration camp” of sorts.
I find it highly unlikely, because the ones who can do it (i.e., the Chinese government) do not need to (in fact, it could very well be suicidal ultimately)… and the others simply can not.
True, mainland China is a dictatorship that would put to shame both the Third Reich and the Stalinist Soviet Union (let alone Mussolini’s Italy or Franco’s Spain) but the Chinese government already controls its population so well that it simply does not need any “special projects”.
Especially of the COVID magnitude. In fact, using it as a tool for establishing a draconian “digital concentration camp” (that would make Dachau look like a sanatorium) would be not only counterproductive, but suicidal.
For a simple reason – concentration camp inmates are not exactly productive (just look at North Korea or Cuba); consequently, the Chinese economy will not only lose its steam (prior to corona-disaster it was growing at over 6% per annum), but could actually contract – it did, by the way.
And the idea of a “digital concentration camp” is so alien to liberal governments (it is totally incompatible with liberal mentality) that they would not even think about doing such a thing.
In fact, the problem is not that they would try to build a concentration camp of any nature, but that they would not. Which would make eradicating organized crime (including street gangs) impossible – it can be annihilated only by a reincarnation of the (in)famous “Reichstag Fire Decree”… and Dachau.
Oh, and there is no such thing as “world government” (at least not yet). And when in is created by The Black Sun Society (and Die Neue SS), it will not need a “global digital concentration camp”. Just a very small number of tangible ones – and then only on a temporary basis – until organized crime (Mafia) and street gangs are completely eradicated.
Christian fundamentalists (mostly of Protestant variety, although some Orthodox Christians and even Catholics also think along these lines) claim that the COVID disaster was some kind of a “Divine Conspiracy”.
An Act of God and a modern-day Biblical Plague (the “eleventh disaster” as some fundamentalists call it). Only this time it is not the Egyptians who suffer, but the whole humanity (first and foremost, the Christian Civilization) and it is the virus, not frogs, locusts or flies.
The logic of Christian fundamentalists sounds plausible. The claim (explicitly or implicitly) that the human civilization got so alienated from Got (i.e. disconnected from Divine Energies) that it faces a genuinely existential threat of being destroyed (most likely, by Islam)… and being transformed into a very real Hell on Earth.
Some fundamentalists claim that COVID disaster is a dire warning (i.e. God shows humanity the errors of its ways and motivates it to radically change them); others claim that our world as we know it (especially its “liberal” component) is already beyond repair.
Consequently, God unleashed the “COVID plague” on humanity to (1) destroy the liberal world; and (2) replace it with something more acceptable to “Heavenly Chancellery” (and far less dangerous – let alone deadly – to humanity).
It all sounds plausible, especially to a Catholic (I am a member of the Holy Roman Catholic Church); however, I do not think it is the case. It is well-known to any competent Christian that God respects the Freedom of Will (both individual and collective – including the whole human civilization).
Consequently, He directly interferes in human affairs only when the situation gets genuinely desperate – and humans no longer have the capacity to fix it by themselves. Then God interferes – and on a scale that would make COVID disaster innocent child’s play.
The Flood and the First Coming of Jesus Christ – that’s how He intervenes in such cases (or at least the obliteration of Sodom and Gomorrah). The Plagues of Egypt were a special – and a very much local – case, so they do not count. Consequently, I am convinced that God did not engineer this crisis – He used it for His purposes (He does that all the time).
The true culprit (conspirator) is not God – but neither is She a human being. The true entity behind the COVID disaster, the one who engineered this “nasty bug” and let it loose upon a (mostly) unsuspecting humanity was Mother Nature.