Posted On: Tuesday - April 7th 2020 7:05PM MST
In Topics:   General Stupidity  TV, aka Gov't Media  Americans  Healthcare Stupidity
(I feel sorry for that poor bastard out there in the Wide Sargasso Sea - COVID-19's gotta be the least of his problems compared to flares, fishing line, and fresh water.)
Peak Stupidity has already ranted* on the so-convenient-as-to-almost-have-been-planned-out Socialist reaction of Americans and the governments at all levels to the Kung Flu panic. The divide regarding the proposed actions from the Feral Government pretty much all involve spending trillions of dollars. Any Libertarian thought on this seems a lost cause at this point. The question of how these trillions of fiat bucks will be spent divides along the usual political lines. Who will be "made whole", in the lawyers' terminology? Nobody will be made whole without a revolution, as the freedom our Founders bequeathed us is not coming back with those green checks in the mail.
What I want to mention today is that the amount of attention paid to this Kung Flu and the acceptance of the Police State reaction as prudent, seem to have been dividing us too. My family is a good example of that.
Where are we getting our widely-differing perspectives from? In my opinion, it’s a matter of time spent in from of the idiot plate, but, especially with the young people who don’t so much, but spent 10-25% of their waking hours looking at their little screens, the ease of keeping up with the numbers involved in this “horror” have them sucked in.**
This severe flu variant is the best thing that has happened to the Lyin’ Press and the whole infotainment-industrial-complex since OJ! This time it’s truly 24/7 for anyone who is addicted to news. Those, like myself, who think back to the previous 3 or 4 new virus strains out of E. Asia, and the normality of life with excess death rates of the same order-of-magnitude, and don’t spend so much time with the infotainment, have a much different attitude.
I am just so sick of hearing about this Kung Flu, not because I don’t want advice that I don’t like, but because it is being used to change the country. Every change that I’ve seen since the middle 1990s has been FOR THE WORSE, so that’s what I expect. If people calmed the hell down, and got their eyes, ears, and minds off this for good while, I think they would see things differently.
The particular family member in question, who has been keeping up incessantly with this infotainment panic-fest, is taking very serious precautions, most of it rightly, due to her job. The constant information flow is stressing her out to no end, and it kind of spreads throughout the family like some kind of, I dunno, virus or something, with a basic reproduction number, R0, in the 6 digits! Things have calmed down some this week, thankfully.
We are enjoying a long spell of beautiful weather. We've been doing homeschooling, going to the park daily for our 1 1/2 hour recess to throw the frisbee, "stay-at-home" order not-with-standing (Literally), eating healthy food, and seeing lots of people out in the neighborhood, plenty of whom we have not talked to ever before. Whatever happens to the economy, which is bound to be a change for the worse, this has been a golden time.
That is, if you can keep the worrying down. My wife showed me another story on her phone about a tragic Kung Flutality. A woman in New Jersey recovered nicely from the disease, but then gave it to her younger and healthy husband who died within a week. Sure that's sad. I asked her how many drunk-driving illegal alien Mexicans likely had plowed into families of 4 during this same week. I got no direct answer. Get outside if you can. Fresh air and vitamin D, bitchez!
* with a superb assist by E.F Hail.
** For an example, I bring up one of my favorite bloggers, Mr. Steve Sailer, an erudite guy with lots of common sense. If this were TEOTWAWKI due to this disease, I could see blogging 80% of posts about it as he does. It’s not! I could see doing a lot more blogging about the financial/economic fallout and what lies ahead due to this panic-fest, such as what blogger Audacious Epigone has done a few times already.