SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan has shared a couple of conspiracy theories about the origins of the novel coronavirus, including the suggestion that the COVID-19 virus was created in a laboratory.
During a new interview with the “Metal Injection Livecast,” Dolmayan offered his thoughts on the virus’s source.
Speaking about the coronavirus’s impact on the U.S. economy and the U.S. population as a whole, Dolmayan said: “Honestly, I think there’s a lot of positives that can come out of this. But at the end of the day, what I’m really concerned with is that people are financially gonna be hit very hard. I don’t wanna see high unemployment levels.
“I have a business that I run. We have 15 empoyees, and I’m doing the best I can to keep everybody employed. That’s the only thing you’re really concerned with during times like this.
“I guess I’m not quite as afraid as other people are about the virus itself. I feel like human beings are made to combat viruses. We have systems in place in our bodies to combat viruses. It there’s one positive thing, to powers that be, it got rid of a lot of people that were protesting really fast. So, I don’t know. I question stuff, and I have my own theories on things, and people think I’m an idiot sometimes for it. But I also have a big imagination.”
There were protesters in Hong Kong, there were protesters in France, there were protesters in Italy, Lebanon, Chile — there were protests happening worldwide, people demanding change from their governments, and it’s just kind of convenient that there’s a coronavirus and all those protests go away,” he explained.
“I write for a hobby, and I actually started writing my own comic book that’s gonna come out in a couple of months or so, whenever this thing clears up, so I do have an active imagination and I see depths in things and reasons within reasons and stuff like that.
“Maybe I’m nuts or maybe my philosophies have a ring of truth to them, but I just think that there’s interesting coincidences and convenient things that happen to motivate things,” he added. “World War I started on an assassination attempt. Was that person assassinated by the people that wanted the war? There’s just things that happened in history that are interesting that are hard to explain.
“What did these viruses pop out of? It’s not bats and sh*t like that. People in China have been eating that way for thousands of years.”