Posted On: Saturday - May 1st 2021 4:35PM MST
In Topics:   ctrl-left  Healthcare Stupidity  Kung Flu Stupidity
I had a more humorous post in mind for the final post for our blogweek. That may or may not appear later, but this thing I just read was too cool for school! VDare usually has the calm and collected writers, and that works for them. However, they just posted an article by one Dr. Barton Cockey*, and this guy is on fire, man. He asks So We Need Masks AND Illegal Immigrants? Time To End This Virtue-Signaling Scam!
After noting the stupidity (OK, evil to some extent) of the Democrats pushing back against the travel restrictions and even strongly encouraging** big crowds just before the PanicFest, Barton Cockney notes the political divide:
Among individuals, the response was mixed; but my own observation was that many (but not all) on the Dissident Right suspected instinctively that the infection posed a far smaller threat than whatever Bill Gates and the globalists had in mind for us.Welllll... not ALL of the Dissident Right - I can think of one particular guy, who I still know, like, read, and support ... I will note that Mr. E.H. Hail of the HailToYou blog, with lots of coverage and numerical analysis of the Kung Flu, would not agree. At least last I've read from him, he thinks the PanicFest divide wasn't along clear normal political lines. Anyway, here's the good stuff from the good Doctor:
For Lefties, though, the alleged pandemic was a bonanza.He even uses the face diaper terminology! There's much more goodness in the article that I'll beg the PS reader to read himself. Regarding the face diapers in particular, as a doctor, Barton Cockey links to 5 medical articles on their efficacy (as in, "do they work?")
Dictatorial powers for governors! Recruitment of private businesses as enforcers of arbitrary mask mandates! Contact tracers and informers! Destruction of small, independent stores and restaurants! A beta version of the Universal Basic Income! Closure of meat packing plants! Restriction of travel! Maybe even a vaccine passport!
But best of all, the phantom plague offered a whole new opportunity for Virtue Signaling. The summer of 2020 brought out a blooming crop of conspicuous good-thinkers, standing in public squares with Black-Lives-Matter signs and hand-made face masks of colorful cloth.
And the beauty of the masks was that even if you weren’t waving a sign, you could show the world how really, really good and smart you were, just by flaunting your face diaper.
At first, I couldn't remember this writer being on VDare before, but it's because he has only written 8 articles before on the site. I could remember reading at least half of them after perusing the titles. I hope to read a lot more by Doctor Cockey.
PS: In the title of his column, Dr. Cockey relates the immigration stupidity to the Kung Flu stupidity, which is something I already had in mind for another post, coming soon.
* retired Diagnostic Radiologist, with a disclaimer at the bottom that he is no expert on virology or epidemiology, just a better spotter of hoaxes than the average guy. Well, you can call me "Doc" too then.
** That post's title is one of my favorites: "Be Strong, Wuhan!" Yeah, and there's even a KIZZ song in the post. Guess first.