Archive for December, 2020
Yeah, yeah – It’s New Year’s Eve. It’s also, however, midway-ish – It’s the 7th day – through Christmastide. Hence, here are some extended presents for everyone to enjoy. 😛
Truly! Have you ever wondered how many people you’ve “killed” over the last decade by spreading the Flu? I’m guessing no, you haven’t. After all, it never served anyone’s purposes for the Flu, arguably to the most deadly family of virii in human history (Conservatively, 37.5 million deaths in the last century), to be treated as an existential threat to humanity deserving of unlimited and extreme containment measures.
Of course, with the Flu, they always talked about taking measures to protect yourself. But with the Coronavirus, they turned that into taking any and all mandated steps to protect others from your possible infection. That, more than most of the rest of it, is the real cause for concern.
Different Language, Different Details, Still The Same Thing
Mankind has heard this sort of thing before and lived through the dark and wet work of ridding the world of it. Sadly though, we’re hearing it again, if in a different language and with a different focus and details of expression.
The sorts who are so vociferous and strident about the “protective measures” needed to combat COVID-19 paint the rest of us as public enemies because of their version of Nibelungentreue. If you’re a student of modern history, you can almost hear them chanting “Meine Ehre Heisst Treue!” as they make it very clear that we’re not part of their Volksgemeinschaft and that they consider us a threat to it which must be cleansed since, to them, we are very, very much Lebensunwertes Leben.
They don’t wear masks! They don’t stay at home! They have family and friends over! They go to church! They won’t close their businesses! They’re going to kill us all! They need to be stopped!
Yeah, we’ve seen what happens when large swaths of a populace start committing to do anything for the good of the Vaterland. And, in sad truth, even those who so hard against the latest emergence of this methodology in societal control weren’t immune to it. So it can – it has! – happen here.
NOTE: The ‘Rona is not a joke. It is a serious disease that, very much like the oft-ignored Flu, has a high mortality rate among those who are afflicted with underlying conditions that make them less resilient to cardio-pulmonary distress. I firmly believe that it should be treated as such.
How it is being treated, however, is worse than the ‘Rona itself. And that treatment either ignores the Flu or, worse, sets things up for a permanent state of lock-down and draconian state action.
Also, these measures are all predicated upon COVID-19 being a “one-off” situation with an end in thought if not sight, which is patently false. The virus is already mutating and is going to be another pathogen that we have to suffer from for the foreseeable future, again, just like the Flu.
‘Tis Boxing Day!
Yeah, here’s the thing – Christmas actually starts the Christmas Season, not ends it. The Twelve Days of Christmas start on Christmas and go to January 5th, which is Twelfth Night. So, it’s A-OK to continue to enjoy some Christmas cheer. 😉 And continuing to unwrap these sorts of presents is encouraged.