If you’re an avid reader who enjoys political action fiction, you might have read a novel called, ”Rainbow Six.” It was published in 1998. Tom Clancy is the author. Notice that I said it arrived on shelves in book stores more than 20 years ago. That is exactly why it is so peculiar to me how eerily similar an underlying plot in the story is to real life events we have faced in recent years.
If you’re a Clancy fan, you already know that there are usually expletives and thematic elements in his books that make them appropriate for adults, only. Aside from that, Rainbow Six is a political thriller, so to speak. It is about a highly trained, secret counter-terrorist group comprised of military experts from several allied countries, including the United States, Great Britain and Israel. In the beginning, you think you are merely reading a novel about these super-hero-like good guys who go out, under the radar, and take the bad guys down. As the story unfolds, however, you realize that there are several subplots happening. One of these subplots might make the average reader think that Clancy wrote the book in 2020.
Why did Tom Clancy writing about a depopulation scheme in the 90s?
If you haven’t read Rainbow Six, this post might be a bit of spoiler. However, I wanted to reach out to readers of The Hot Mess Press to see if anyone else noticed the same odd similarity that I did. As the good guys battle the bad guys in each chapter, the author introduces readers to a secondary group of people. These folks are not the terrorists themselves but are, perhaps, connected to them in some way. In this group, are several scientists and political figures. Tom Clancy creates a sub-story where these characters kidnap innocent people to conduct experiments on them.
What they are really doing is testing a bio-weapon. Ah, I’ve got your attention, now, haven’t I? Just wait. It gets even more creepy. The bio-weapon is a virus. These bad guys are environmentalist extremists. They believe humans are parasites who have destroyed the planet. The bad guys have come up with a plan to restore the earth by getting rid of more than 75% of the population. They themselves, as well as other chosen elite members of society, will be allowed to live. In order for this to occur, they have also developed numerous vaccines, which they are testing on the kidnapped people as well.
Tom Clancy characters plan to release a bio-weapon at the Olympics
Rainbow Six is the secret code name for the good guys in the book. However, one of the bad guys discovers this and reveals their identity to his boss. Things get complex, and I won’t try to sort it all out here for you. Just know that the bad-guys-scientist group plan to release their lethal virus weapon through the air conditioning system at the Olympics in Australia. Part of the testing they do is on rhesus monkeys. (Yeah, my eyes bulged out on that one when I read it, too, just like yours probably did.)
As the climax of the story begins to build, some of the bad guys devise a plan to take down Rainbow Six by taking some of their family members hostage. I haven’t quite finished the book yet, so I really do not know what is going to happen next. And, that’s not the point of this post, anyway. The point is this: Doesn’t it seem intensely ODD to you that Tom Clancy was writing a thriller about corrupt political figures and scientists who wanted to infect the world with a virus and dirty vaccines? Oh, yes, I forgot that part. The scientists wanted one effective vaccine that they and the other elitists would take. But, they also wanted to inject dirty vaccines into humans, in case some survived the virus or did not get infected with it. The dirty vaccines were designed to slowly kill them! (I know, right?!?)
It really makes you wonder, doesn’t it?
As I read this Tom Clancy novel called, ”Rainbow Six,” I keep wondering what he knew. OR, did his novel give other people some ideas to do nefarious things? I mean, what are the odds that he just so happens to write a book about a bio-weapon virus and dirty vaccines? How coincidental is it that his story line includes a plan to release these lab-created weapons on the public in order to cause depopulation? Experiments on monkeys? (Okay, so maybe that one is not too ironic because scientists often do such things.) But, rhesus monkeys?
I am more than two-thirds of the way through the book. I will admit that I am feeling stressed and anxious to see what happens. And, you can bet your bottom dollar that I will be closely monitoring real life events from here on out to see if the ending in the book matches what comes next in real life! If you read the book, leave a comment under this post on our Facebook page and let me know if you were a bit freaked out at the similarities between Rainbow Six and 2020 events.