We’re back to the hypocrisy sweepstakes, where gestures of virtue are as formalized as kabuki. Humor has been assassinated. An off word at work or school will get you booted to the gallows. This is the graveyard of liberalism, whose once noble ideals have turned spectral and vampiric.
And so it restarts. Just as America is starting – by and large and with some leftist hold-outs – to get back to something resembling normalcy, the Lamestream Media starts shilling a second dose of panic, this time regarding COVID-19 variants/mutations A, B, and D.
So yeah! There are certain sorts out there that are bound and determined to make sure we all have Long COVID. And, it’s working for them. Not only are they profiting from keeping a baseline of FUD going, but plenty of people, even fully vaccinated people, are buying into it and saying that they’re not unmasking anytime in the foreseeable future and are, allowed to or not, avoiding crowd situations – including previously normal indoor dining in restaurants.
But, There Is A Bright Side To Long COVID
Long COVID? OK! It’s Not All Bad
As I’ve said before, the effects of the coronavirus and the “long haul” panic surrounding it have not had only negative impacts upon society as a whole. The restrictions and difficulties inflicted by the panicdemic did inspire a wave of innovation among some people and industries. And that, my friends, is both beautiful and what Western Civilization is founded upon!
Truly! Blessed was the 4th of July, even more so than most years. Despite – or, possibly because of – the COVID-19 panicdemic and Biden’s earlier nay-saying, true-born and rightly-raised Americans gathered together across our nation in celebration of its birth.
Oh yes! So many of us raised a joyous noise unto the Heavens, and so many found the most titillating ways to wave the flag! 😆
Color my shocked, shocked I say! 😆 Masks are in Vogue. Who’d have thunk it!?! It’s crazy, right?
Yeah, no! It makes perfect sense. Given that there are huge herds of the sorts who will seemingly never “allow” the COVID-19 pandemic to end and for the Civilized World to return to some level of normalcy, it makes perfect sense that Vogue would pander to their sensibilities.
In truth, the mass panic, mask requirements, lock-downs, and later voluntary shut-ins have gutted the fashion industry, and Vogue makes it money of that grievously wounded industry. Survival dictates that they’d decide that masks are the new thing.
Still, there is some benefit to the madness. The coronavirus and its surrounding, manufactured panic are not the ill wind that has blown nobody any good. It’s actually done a lot for America as well as much to it.
Outside of almost all of social media and the majority of lower-cost web-hosting providers, forget bare breasts being indecent. OK, in public, you’ve been really able to forget that for some time, since female public toplessness is legal in 90%+ of the country. No, it’s not tits now, it’s your bare face that the sheeple finds indecent!
And, with all the hygiene theater, mass hysteria, and niggerfication of any dissent against tyrannical protective measures, we’ve all heard of or experienced the screaming, angry tirades of the sheeple when they encounter anyone not fully conforming to well-signaled virtues.
Maybe we need something like #FreeTheFaces, #GoMaskless, or #FaceFreedom – and the Hollywood shills and panderers to push it, of course. And, we just might get that soon, because the Coronavirus is no longer so useful and, hence, needs to be reined in, as seen by the NY Times recent article lambasting “Covid Absolutism.”
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.
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