"i secretly wish that no one was allowed to have a life so that i could stop feeling inadequate about having no life."
of all the appalling and evil covidian sentiments, this may be the worst.
it’s a grotesque, self-indulgent moral inversion.
“i am too fearful and insecure to live my own best life as i would chose to, so i’d like to see everyone else have their best lives taken away, the global economy in flames, liberty gone, and kids out of school so i can indulge my own desires without feeling like i lost relative standing.”
this is literally a swimmer content to drown as long as you do too.
it’s as predatory as it is cowardly.
validating this as though it is familiar and warrants understanding and acceptance is shameful.
this is not “the bosses’ worst nightmare” it’s the worst nightmare of all free people everywhere: out of control wet pants cravens seeking to impose their own weakness upon the rest of us by force so that they can feel better about themselves.
it needs to be shouted down, not coddled and cooed at.
the only thing worse than “everyone gets a trophy day” is “no one gets to play because a few folks cry when they lose.”
if you want to “slow down” and spend more time with family, great. that’s a fine goal. what’s stopping you? this was a thing that was always within your power and a decision many have made.
being too spineless to make this choice unless everyone else has to make it too is not a position of moral power. it’s the ethos of an enslaver who would take the freedom of others to feel better about their own failings.
This breathtaking level of narcissism, mixed into a cocktail with hysterical fear, supine credulity, and a sociopathic irrationality allowing no counterfactual, no matter how obvious, to intrude upon one's superstitions, should go down in history as the defining characteristic of our time.
In my lifetime, I have witnessed the dominant ethos of our nation transformed from teaching young people to be self-sufficient, responsible, productive people that overcome the inevitable challenges life presents, to producing swarms of simpering, dependent, self-indulgent poltroons, blaming every adversity on others and wallowing in their imaginary victimhood, while glorifying every deviance from the norm other than talent and hard work.
This Venutolo-Mantovani is a depraved clown, and epitomizes what the rest of us are up against.
My life really didn't change that much as I am older and retired and I still hiked, biked swam in lakes and made my garage into a mediocre weight room. I still had my hobbies and acquired a few more. BUT I never once thought about how the mandates were affecting ME- all I could think about were the kids missing school, their friends, their extra-curricular activities, the local businesses that had to go under, and the thousands (if not more) elderly shut in one room, day after day after day, not seeing any loved ones, and finally succumbing. None of this had to happen.
This is the basic tenet of Socialism/Communism. Share the misery. Enforce equity by ensuring that if one lives in misery and squalor then everyone must. (Expect for the overlords and puppet masters, of course.)
This is an encapsulation of Modern American Life. It's extremely frustrating. A lot of the school closures and lack of options (like some kids go remote, some go in) were stopped NOT by bureaucrats but by moms like this woman. Where I am we had a very long lockdown, but my son's school Athletic Director decided he could put together a way for the boys to play their sports last fall (despite the Catholic League, the Archdiocese AND the private schools all saying they were "following the PA Health guidance" in having zero sports). He talked to other ADs and put a small league together. And the boys played. Him just doing that forced other schools to play too! (after a LOT of powerful people - parents not bureaucrats! - tried desperately to stop him legally and any other way)
Every time I see him I thank him profusely. He just won "AD of the Year" for our region, and no one has ever deserved it more. His courage helped all the kids in our area, all the various leagues were shamed into playing. It didn't help with the academic piece, sadly. Schools were playing sports but locked up tight for students. But it opened a door to that, as well.
this is what I call "liberal pain"... these people are so internally miserable that they direct their self-rage outwards towards people they are told by MSM are the cause of their pain (republicans, unvaxed, racists, etc). Too lazy and narcissistic to look inwards and self-reflect.
This confirms something I suspected from the beginning of The Hysteria: the concern for the elderly was bullshit. I have been my mother's sole caregiver for the past 20 years and 10 of those years we have lived in a building for elderly, disabled (any age), and their carers. I knew at the start of The Hysteria, the same people claiming such concern for "not killing granny" are the same ones who would only be seen around here at Thanksgiving and Christmas with their hands held out for a present and to take home a plate of food. And did they care if they were sick or symptomatic with the flu? Of course not, considering how there's always an uptick in resident deaths post holiday season.
Any other time of the year, they give less than a fuck how granny or grandpa or their disabled cousin, etc. is doing. No care for whether their caregiver (often another family member) needs a break for a day or hell an entire week. The shutdown of everything fun also meant that I couldn't take relaxing breaks outside our apartment from my own daily grind. THAT is what I need, not patronizing bs about how healthcare workers and carers like myself are "heroes".
For me the worst part about this line of thinking is -- there's nothing stopping you from changing your life in normal times. If you don't like how frazzled you are because of all the shit you obligated yourself to do, STOP DOING IT. If you hate how fat you're getting because you're watching too much TV, GET UP AND GO FOR A WALK.
The 'victims' simply pretend that they have no agency at all and are forced into these terrible situations and can't do anything about it. Fuck that.
It’s seems to be same impulse as the guy who shoots up a school or place of employment and then commits suicide.
On a favorite FB group of conservatives I saw comments like people who aren’t vaccinated don’t deserve to be in society. They deserve ti be banned from shopping etc. It was frightening from people in a group who should know better.
This is like the monkeys trapped in a pit who would pull attempted escapees back in.
Durham NC reinstated its mask mandate and I'm so depressed about it. It's super "progressive" here and it's insane how badly these people want to be controlled. It's getting really hard to be polite to them at this point...
Our society is ill and it has nothing to do with Covid.
I think this attitude, a kind of spite, is driving a lot of the mask madness and the vaccine mandate as well: I’m putting up with this so everybody else damn well better do so too. (Someone has to stand up and be that clerk who tells Jerry Seinfeld no, we can’t accept a return on this purely based on spite. )
My grandpa (born in the 1920s) used to explain all the craziness he saw in the world as “they must all be on drugs.” I often wonder how many people around me are “on drugs” too. Not just the “party” drugs, but all the legal drugs for depression, anxiety, heart disease etc etc and how many of these drugs are truly “mind-altering?” What are the long-term effects of growing up on mood altering drugs? Is it possible that the fear, complacency, cowardice and bitterness are the by-products of a lifetime of pills? Of course these folks are going to look to more “medicine” to fix all their problems. Not to mention that when you are addicted to something you literally only care about getting that one thing. Maybe when we say, in jest, that the sheeple are acting like brainless zombies, we’re not actually far off.
This is an excellent read and helped me understand what the hell is going on in the minds of other cats.
I've seen this attitude--especially in people who were able to slip comfortably into working from home during the lockdowns, and didn't have their jobs torn out from under them. This also seems to be the group that is into virtue signaling with masks, etc. but there's an intense lack of empathy for those who might not be enjoying the f**king authoritarian mandates and economic ruin.
I guarantee this attitude, and not necessarily just increased unemployment benefits, is what’s really driving unemployment. Both factors together are devastating.
What a mingy little slag- though quite representative of many.
"You do not speak for me."
I thought two things when I read this:
First: they don't miss lockdowns, they will miss not being a hampster in a wheel, working til 7pm, missing out on a love life and their kids lives. Lockdowns allowed them to be gainfully unemployed...or work from home where they could stop working and have lunch with kids, water their flowers, etc.
Second, this is so juvenile. When I was a teen, I didn't have a beach body. Every April, my high school celebrated the mythical Patty Murphy Day. Google it. It was a day when all the cool kids went to the beach. I was never invited, but that would not have stopped me and my friends from going. We weren't dorks, or bully victims. We would have been allowed, even if we didn't hang out with that crowd (who were probably smoking weed in the sanddunes, getting lyme disease anyway). But because I didn't have a fit body then, I felt ashamed to go topless to a beach full of fit studs, so I always hoped it would rain on that day. If I couldn't enjoy it...no one could. Same scenario with this adult. And millions like him, or her, or she.
Can we open again some pysc yards for these people?
Oh, this is a good one mi hermano: the only thing worse than “everyone gets a trophy day” is “no one gets to play because a few folks cry when they lose.”
Did anyone see the recent YouTube video from Vice discussing the adverse effects of the vaccine on women's menstrual cycles? I'm surprised they covered it. The comment section on the video was filled with other women recounting similar or worse experiences, including miscarriages and premature labor and delivery. Oh and their doctors dismissing their concerns and not connecting it to the vaccine.
But isn't this the general mindset now? I suffer so everyone has to suffer. Equity, not equality, a race to the bottom?
It's a symptom of the "other plague" that has afflicted many.........NARCISSISM. These people are "vulnerable" narcissists. Their politician friends who mandate lockdowns are grandiose, malignant narcissists who are probably psychopaths as well. Either way, they are not normal. They are damaged, demented people.
The Fat Man hijacks and derails the trolley in a clear track.
Here in the Third World we also pine for lockdown. Unlike most faddish diets, we know that famine works. And yes, there are some side effects such as starvation, but that's a small price to pay for the illusion that we kept Covid at bay.
Truer words were never spoken.
This guy is so evil he reminds me of a villain from one of Ayn Rand’s novels.
Misery loves company...
I just came across this video today "Mass Psychosis - how an entire population becomes mentally ill, " that nicely summarizes the current mental situation.
Is this even real? Yes, it may be an actually published article. But is it the author's real feeling, or is it a sort of disinformation, to get society more ready to accept future lockdowns and restrictions?