Dozens of hippies have been stuck at a festival in Panama for over a month after being quarantined due to the coronavirus.
The Tribal Gathering Festival was scheduled to end on March 15, but approximately 40 people remain trapped at the site.
The festival, which organizers claimed was meant to be “paradise on Earth” is not so fun now that they can’t leave, according to the remaining hippies.
It began on February 29 and was meant to end on March 15, but on the 12th, the festival was placed under quarantine when Panama announced a national emergency. They were told they would need to remain at the beach camp until March 23, causing many attendees to miss their flights out of the country.
“A suspension on all entry or departure from Panama was implemented at the end of March. As of last week, the ban on international travel in and out of the country was extended by 30 days, meaning Tribal Gathering’s remaining attendees may be trapped on the beach until the end of May,” DJ Mag reports.
While the situation is terrible, of course, it has also become extremely comical. The hippies are now being forced to live in their theoretical utopia — and they aren’t having the amazing time that they imagined.
In a mini-documentary about the festival from Vice News, the attendees whined and complained that they are now stuck in “hell.”
“At first it was like a paradise, but when you are locked in, it’s not paradise any more,” one attendee told the camera crew.
Another man who is stuck at the festival said, “I didn’t really expect to get here and experience the last festival on Earth.”
There have reportedly been bouts of pouring rain as well as major sewage issues at the makeshift campsite.
“I’ve been camping on a beach for 80 days!” Doug Francisco, a circus performer and artist from Bristol, told the Guardian. He reportedly designed and led the Extinction Rebellion red brigades at last year’s protests in London, and arrived in Panama at the beginning of February. “While the festival was still going on, the police came in and tried to shut it down,” he said.
Vice News hilariously reported that the festival was “designed to be a temporary paradise where people from western cities could learn from indigenous communities about how to rebalance society and live in symbiosis with the earth — but the earth doesn’t always play ball.”
Most of the indigenous performers left the camp halfway through the festival.
“There was concerns about can we get food, can we get cleaning products, can we get tobacco,” another attendee told the documentary crew.
The organizers told the stranded attendees that there is food available, but they have to purchase it. If they are poor and unable to pay, they can work for their meals.
“Don’t try to steal our food, I’ll get really upset with you,” an organizer is seen telling the crowd in the documentary. “And remember where you are, you’re in my f*cking manor,” he continues.
By the end of February when attendees arrived there was already clear warnings against unnecessary travel.
The Panama Army and other authorities have also made visits to the campsite to check people for the virus.
Some people have been able to leave, but flights out of the nation have been scarce since international flights are shut down.
Woman Paints Over Black Lives Matter Mural in NYC, Shouts ‘Bill de Blasio Doesn’t Care About Black People!’
De Blasio is planning to paint four more of the ridiculous murals throughout the city.
The state-sanctioned Black Lives Matter mural outside Trump Tower in New York City has been vandalized by a protester for the third time since it was painted.
A black woman covered multiple letters of the bright yellow eyesore with multiple gallons of black paint while shouting “Refund the Police” and “Bill de Blasio doesn’t care about black people!”
The woman urged people to find Jesus while she worked, attempting to cover as much as she could before being detained and arrested.
The mural was also vandalized the previous day by four protesters who oppose the Marxist political message painted in the street by the mayor. The brave activists shouted “Blue Lives Matter” and “All Lives Matter” as they painted over the city-approved vandalism.
Group of Trump supporters splattered blue paint onto BLM mural outside Trump Tower, saying "All Lives Matter" and "Blue Lives Matter". Four people were arrested.
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Onlookers shouted at them hysterically as they did it.
NBC New York reports “the alleged vandals threw the paint in what appeared to be a coordinated effort involving about 10 people around 4 p.m. Friday. There were plans going around on social media with a group of people discussing doing the stunt.”
On Monday, the mural was splattered with red paint.
Unlike the rioters and looters that took over his city recently, he has made it a priority to arrest those who dare to vandalize it. In fact, Mayor de Blasio has seemingly been more concerned with protecting the tacky painting than about the rising crime in the city since he tied the hands of his police force.
De Blasio is planning to paint four more of the ridiculous murals throughout the city.
War on Christianity: Virgin Mary Statue Honoring WWII Servicemen Lit on Fire in Massachusetts
Imagine if this was happening to any other religion.
Following three churches being lit ablaze across the US over the weekend, a statue of the Virgin Mary honoring fallen WWII soldiers has been lit on fire in Massachusetts.
The statue at St. Peter Parish in Dorchester was found charred around 10 p.m. Saturday.
“Fire investigators say it appears someone set fire to plastic flowers that were in the hands of the statue, which caused the face and upper body of the statue to be burned,” NBC Boston reports. “The charred statue startled parishioners on Sunday, with one man saying he was ‘very disturbed’ by the incident.”
“This is ridiculous,” a woman added. “This needs to stop.”
St. Peter Parish’s Pastor Currie said he would like to help the person who did this and believes that they are a “troubled soul.”
“This is obviously someone disturbed, someone who has a lot of trouble, a troubled soul,” he said. “But I know our Lady in Heaven is looking down on the soul, or whoever it might’ve been, and saying, ‘I love you! If you need help, come get help. We’re here for you.'”
The Boston Police are asking anyone with information on the incident to contact them at 617-343-4335.
Over the weekend, three churches were burned across the nation.
A fire destroyed Faith Tabernacle Pentecostal Church in Elkmont, Alabama Friday night.
On Saturday a man drove into a church in Ocala, Florida, before lighting it on fire.
Next, a fire destroyed the roof of 249-Year-Old San Gabriel Mission Church in California.
Had these been places of worship for any other religion, it would have been leading the news cycle for at least a week.
Communist Hammer and Sickle Painted on North Carolina WWII Memorial
The names on the memorial “are veterans and deserve the honor, respect, and dignity.”
The Communist hammer and sickle symbol was spray painted on a North Carolina World War II Memorial over the weekend.
The memorial in the Evergreen Cemetery in Charlotte honors over 500 people from the county who died in the war.
The vandals also wrote “Glory to the day of heroism June 19, 1986,” a likely reference to the violent Communist Party of Peru.
“On June 18, 1986, the Shining Path began to protest the Peruvian government’s use of torture on its members and their movement to different prisons,” the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reported when another statue was vandalized with the same message in May. “Although the Peruvian government at first tried to negotiate with the Shining Path, the members refused, he said, and the government sent troops into the prisons the next day — bombing two facilities and executing inmates who were in the Shining Path.”
Over 200 people were killed.
“That day immediately began to be called ‘The Day of Heroism.’”
Fox News reports that a portion of the WWII monument that read, “Dedicated to the memory of the Mecklenburg heroes of World War II who made the supreme sacrifice that you might live in liberty, freedom and peace,” was also covered in yellow paint.
Wayne White, a US Air Force Vet, rounded up some friends and is working to help clean up a Charlotte WWII memorial after seeing on social media that it had been defaced. @FOX46News pic.twitter.com/KvrglFBwfN
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Air Force veteran Wayne White gathered friends to help clean the memorial after seeing that it was defaced on social media. He told Fox 17 that the names on the memorial “are veterans and deserve the honor, respect, and dignity.”