Posted On: Wednesday - August 17th 2022 6:24PM MST
In Topics:   China  Kung Flu Stupidity  Totalitarianism
Peak Stupidity has spent many hours, in over 250 posts, on the Kung Flu PanicFest. In all this, we haven't spent a whole lot of time in questioning where the virus originated (China) and Who Dunnit (some sloppy lab tech there).
The story is the way the virus epidemic was taken advantage of to introduce Totalitarianism, NOT the virus itself. Then there's the likely nefarious means in which an experimental, non-effective (for the Kung Flu, not death) was foisted upon us.
Then, you've got your Ron Unz's with their theories on the origin of the virus, of which I don't really give a rat's ass about. Sure, if the MAKING of the virus was a big part of a plot, rather than just the Totalitarianism introduced, we'd want to know. However, who the heck hatches a big plot to damage the world with a virus for which I don't even know anyone who knows anyone who died from it!? Older people have died earlier, yes. It's just not been an effective way to run an evil plan though. I have not seen bi-weekly runs in my neighborhood of commandeered FedEx vans with P/A systems blaring "Bring outcher dead!". If I had, OK, I may have wanted to check into the origin of this Covid-19.
It came from the Orient, and, at this point, I'm getting the feeling that the center of this stupidity has shifted back to its origin. I have two anecdotes from personal accounts, one from China, and one from Japan.
A friend of my China source lives in Canton, OK, Guangzhou, if you insist. She and her family live in a high rise very much like the ones you see in the picture above. In a city of 40 million people, there are many thousands of these buildings. (Yes, sardine-living is not something the Chinese people have a problem with.)
The friend in question lives in a complex of 26 30-story high-rises - my estimate would be 1,000 - 1,500 people per building. Let's go on the low side and estimate about 25,000 people living there. A LOCKDOWN order had just been issued for the whole complex. That means that no key-cards or phone screens will open the entry gates, and nobody will be let out. Geeze, it sounds like a bad re-epidemic! Well, it seems that one person in the complex has tested positive for the dreaded
This lady had gotten prepared before due to some advice from wise people in the States. Her family already has a month's worth of rice, 2 weeks worth of meat*, and they're wearing sunglasses ... because their future is so bright ... or something ...
I haven't spent any time in Japan other than at the Narita airport terminal. My wife is interested in visiting the place someday. (I will NOT be renting a car!) Coincidentally, I talked to an American just the other day who has a wife over there. He had not been able to see her for a couple of years due to this Kung Flu nonsense, though he will be able to go soon.
Though it must have been the vaccination (he will not take it either) and/or quarantining that has kept this guy out of Japan, his report to me was on that old Peak Stupidity favorite, the face masking. Here's the story now. Japanese people don't have to wear them, contrary to the story in the image - of course they MAY, as no country has any laws against hysteria and paranoia. However, foreigners must not only wear face masks in public, but it's pretty hard core he tells me. That means the bit about "take a sip or a bite, and then put the thing back on, for chrissakes!"** is in place.
OK, I get it - put the onus on the foreigners to not spread any germs to keep Covid~Zero. Isn't this really pretty discriminatory-looking, though? I guess you can get away with it in a country with a unified population, as stupid as it is. Still, I ponder how these people know a Chinaman or Korean is a foreigner. If you don't say anything, and don't get excited... baby, just you shush your moush ...***
* They don't eat meat the way we do. More importantly, you CAN order food to be delivered to the gates outside. Apartment security people take that to specific apartments, likely with a small cut for safe delivery. Multiple hands touch the packages, so... hey, no questions, mmmkayy?
** I have heard from expert SCIENTISTS that it is impossible to exhale while eating or drinking, so this method is idiot-proof.
*** Old, old David Bowie song there.