Posted On: Friday - July 30th 2021 5:26PM MST
In Topics:   TV, aka Gov't Media  Liberty/Libertarianism  Kung Flu Stupidity
(Thanks to commenter Alarmist for turning me on to the Off Guardian and the myriad Kung Flu PanicFest memes therein.)
I have detested the precedent set by all of this liberty-destroying LOCKDOWN, social-distancing, face-diapering, fear-mongering activity that is the essence of the Kung Flu PanicFest from Day 1. (I'd call it mid-March of '20.) However, after that Season 2 Summer '20 Re-Panic*, then a tail-off by late fall, with the election "won" and all, then the panicker-placating deadly vaccines, I really thought this show had run it's course, like a bad case of the common cold(?). That didn't mean the damage was undone, but at least I didn't have to hear or think about it. Even Peak Stupidity tailed off our posts on this subject.
Well, as the young lady in Poltergeist, who also watched too much TV, said, "they're Baa-aaack". "They" even includes Panic Maestro Anthony Fauci. I do not kid when I write here that I had not heard more than 10 or 20 words strung together from this man during this whole ordeal until yesterday. I'd always walk, briskly at the slowest, away from whatever idiot plate I had come near with the guy on. My wife, who's been a real trooper on the anti-panic side in '21, a completer reversal from the miserable Spring of '20**, showed me Fauci blabbing on about our new worries on her phone.
I hadn't even known he had the NE accent - that's how little I'd paid attention to the Totalitarian fucker before. This Delta variant is supposed to be a big worry now, the vaccine, even if it doesn't maim or kill you, is not helping at all, and maybe even increasing your chances of being a case (nut case? Some kind of case.) Yeah, sure, all that is concerning, but if you get the death stab, you are a hero, so there's that ...
At the end of Season 2, we were pretty sure we got the ending. Man, what surprises they had in store for us with this new season! The bats did not kill J.R. after all. The vaccine will not save Ewing Oil from Sue Ellen's shenanigans. The face diapers, well, I'm not sure how they will fit in at South Fork, but as long as they still have that cute dark haired lady and young Lucy with the big 'uns, they may be able to hold a big audience.
The script from Dr. Fauci is all over the place though now. So, what do we do, get the stabs, take our masks back out of the recycling bins, don't LOCKDOWN just yet, and what else? That clip my wife showed me was a crapload of total confusion from the guy. Is he STILL the guy that really knows WTF is going on? Should even the suckers who believed him through Season 2 believe him now? Will they? The Summer Olympics are on too, you know. Do they still have TiVo's around for people who want to keep up with both?
I really hope that the number of Season 3 viewers is much lower, as the good scriptwriters must have gone on strike. Could Americans finally have their own press conferences, as the blurb from commenter Adam Smith sounded like, and tell the producers that enough is enough, and this show sucks and should be taken off the air? I am encouraged by some video of the French people and the French cops siding with them. I'd love to not only see a lot of that here but be a part of it too.
In the meantime, Peak Stupidity has its work cut out for it. We will monitor the (shit)shows of Season 3, and get right on it like Beavis and Butthead watching MTV.
* Peak Stupidity had a 13-part series on Scene(s) from the Kung Flu Summer re-Panic, now buried within our Kung Flu Stupidity topic key. (Well, it became Fall, you know ...)
** This is NOT about the vaccine either. She will not take it and maybe even run into the workplace dilemmas we have been discussing in the comments.