mistaking fear mongering for public health
The worst part of three weeks to flatten the curve is the first two years.
I started laughing in Feb 2020 when Neil Ferguson "predicted" millions of deaths. Then I was laughing at my over-educated co-workers with their masks, hand goop, dividers, etc.
But I'm not laughing anymore. I'm in Massachusetts, and my sociopathic employer could revoke my exemption anytime. My horrible governor could do another lockdown. Will I have to retire and move wife and kids? I'm pumping $$ into big legal challenges to the criminal enterprise. Just keep trusting in Divine Providence.
“How does one man assert his power over another, Winston?“
Winston thought. “By making him suffer”, he said.
“Exactly. By making him suffer. Obedience is not enough. Unless he is suffering, how can you be sure that he is obeying your will and not his own? Power is in inflicting pain and humiliation. Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing. Do you begin to see, then, what kind of world we are creating? It is the exact opposite of the stupid hedonistic Utopias that the old reformers imagined. A world of fear and treachery is torment, a world of trampling and being trampled upon, a world which will grow not less but MORE merciless as it refines itself. Progress in our world will be progress towards more pain."
The same doctors that tell us we are not qualified to analyze the data, despite many of us having more rigorous statistical backgrounds than them, are also the same people that think they're qualified to run the economic system, school systems, religious institutions, etc etc. You name it. I secretely wonder if we had ignored this "public health crisis", would there have been a 25% rise in overdose deaths (mostly prescription drugs by the way) in the last year? A figure that probably accounts for more years of life lost than the pandemic just due to age discrepencies...
Maybe the key is less TV and Internet
Africa is only 6 percent vaccinated, and covid has practically disappeared... scientists "baffled"
By Ethan Huff | Read the full story
It’s worse than just the regular sunk cost fallacy. If the experts admitted they were wrong, they would also have to claim all of the extra damage and deaths over the past two years that they they caused by creating the fear.
“the very act of performative protection makes you presume the protection is needed.” So true, and so well played during the past 20 or so months by the world’s governments.
The Swedish data is eye opening. Too bad it’s not being heavily publicized.
Another amazing article! The best lines for me…. ⭐️the last 2 years have been a bad peyote trip of public policy
⭐️we just swerved around a chipmunk in the road like it was a brachiosaurus.
I will never forget how you made us chuckle through this BS.
I demand normal back,
"this makes for an astounding contrast to puerto rico, where there is basically no covid, the whole pandemic was essentially over before we had any idea what covid 19 was (nov 2019 to feb 2020), and where there has never, despite all manner of hysterical governmental messaging, been anything like a hospital issue. they have been so empty that several of my friends got laid off for lack of work during a “state of emergency” over a disease that “threatened to swamp the hospitals.”"
The question I have been asking (myself, really, 'cuz I don't know who else to ask) is:
Where the HELL is somebody to challenge our governor (first, Wanda and now, Pedro) on the legality or Constitutionality of their exercising "emergency" powers when there IS no emergency??? We're 20 months past the FIRST emergency declaration, and IINM PR statutes give governors 6 months, and than an extension of 6 months, to declare states of emergency (BOTH of which are FAR longer than they ought to be - which is another question: where the HELL is somebody to move the legislature to curtail those exorbitant six-month periods??)
Is there not even ONE attorney on this friggin' island who cares about this egregious overreach? Is there not even ONE legislator who cares about the unfettered power in a tyrannous chief executive?
Particularly excellent today. This is about the only source of c info I consume anymore. The energetic haemorrhage is just too likely on most platforms. Your posts allow me to laugh at the blood sucking pathetic fear circus clowns & carry on with ignoring the whole thing. Many thanks for the doses of sanity.
My response of non-complicance is now, "I'm not playing that game anymore."
Something terrible is happening in Puerto Rico, and its not covid. According to the CDC mortality tracker (https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid19/excess_deaths.htm), in mid October deaths started jumping to higher levels than any other time and are at 300 excess per week.
And if it isn’t covid, then what is it? Deaths of despair? Delayed treatment?
great piece and great reminder of what this is all about.. lucky to live in a free state/city where you would not know there was a "pandemic" except on occasion you bump into some mask people, wearing their party badge (or too stupid, not sure)... in any case, when I go to blue state it's like an alternate universe... I get yelled at, kicked out of stores, etc... dystopian... I can only imagine Austria etc
Wandering around urban Puget Sound, it's only government buildings that stress covid--they're the only ones that have a lot of covid signs, hand sanitizer stations by the entrance, etc. The private schools don't post covid signs on their playgrounds. Most of the apartment buildings don't have "mask required" signs.
How dare you talk sense!?!