Shut Up and Sing

December 6th, 2020 No comments

link: Weekend chat: Vancouver Canucks anthem singer fired for anti-maskism – Pension Plan Puppets

There’s an old joke about a man who goes on a tour of a restaurant’s kitchen.  He notices two large pots boiling vigorously, one had a lid, the other did not.  Naturally, he asked the chef what was in the pots and why only one of the pots had a lid on it.

The chef explained that the pots were for lobsters, one for American lobsters and the other one for Canadian lobsters.  When he asked why only one pot had a lid, the chef explained that the one with a lid were for American lobsters which would always try to escape.  The Canadian pot didn’t need a lid because any escape attempts were stopped by the other lobsters pulling him back in.

This funny but ironically accurate parable describes very much the world today and it’s not just Canada that’s being skewered.  As the link above describes, the long-time singer of the national anthem at Vancouver Canucks games, Mark Connelly, was summarily dismissed over his participation in an event protesting the oppressive mask and lockdown regime in Vancouver, but which is also standard throughout the knee jerk world.  When the very basic right of free speech is trampled on by your own community, we are indeed boiling in an uncovered pot.

Apparently, the font of all knowledge has been funneled into the hands of a select few in government service and any variance from this body of knowledge shall not be tolerated by those without benefit of such wisdom.  Even worse, the supposed guardians of free and skeptical discourse, namely the public media, are instead propagandists for official government policy. It’s a very brave individual who can stand up and question the edicts imposed on free citizens and then have to endure the public chastising, or in Mr. Donnelly’s case, dismissal from his positon for expressing an opposing opinion.  There are hints of some areas going full Mao with people in government suggesting children should fink on their parents for non-compliance to tyrannical rules.

The world has now moved into the 11th month of a ‘pandemic’ that was supposed to be tamed by a 14 day quarantine period and herd immunity.  Even as mortality statistics do not support the massive damage done to societies and economies, we are asked to prepare for another wave.  I guess the first wave didn’t show up, so maybe the second one will be more obvious.  If that doesn’t materialize, there’s always number 3.  Even worse are the the pleas by regularly paid government workers that ‘we are in this together’ when clearly there are some animals more equal than others.

It’s not as if factual statistics can justify the drastic harm done to the public, because they don’t.  Not a day goes by without the trotting out in somber tones of further ‘cases’, designed to support the ongoing narrative of a rampant disease combining the worst of ebola, smallpox and projectile diarrhea.  The naive public cowers at such horror. What is never disclosed are actual mortality rates.

The CTV news network broadcasted a report that revealed that of the almost 11,000 deaths in Canada attributable to Covid, all but 166 took place in long term care facilities in Ontario and Quebec.  More detailed statistics can be seen here.  So in light of these FACTS, does it make sense to encumber the rest of society with restrictions that do immeasurable harm to the 99% of people who are not at risk?

Well you’d better not ask that question because they’ll pull you back into the boiling water.

It’s Just A Little Inconvenience

November 20th, 2020 No comments


Ten years ago, if I had written about the absurdities that are taking place now in society, culture and politics, it would have been viewed as drug addled delusion.

If we had forecast that the entire planet would fall under the spell of political operatives and forced to cower behind paper masks to repel an illness that statistically has no more lethality than a seasonal flu, it would sound off the charts preposterous.  But as we know, this is what has happened.  We recall that at the outset, a quarantine period of 14 days was required to quell the chances of a greater outbreak.

Fourteen days…how bad can that be?  Now, nine months later, it doesn’t appear as if restrictions will be abating any time soon.  Indeed, it’s going the other way.  Despite all the assurances of containment, herd immunity, yada, yada, yada, the danger apparently is even more ominous than it was almost a year ago.  As a consequence, new improved restrictions are being imposed by the political geniuses who are of course following the science.

All of a sudden, restricting people at Thanksgiving gatherings, religious assemblies and for that matter, anything to do with normal human interaction is to be restricted or outright banned.  Some rulers have even declared that Christmas is cancelled.  So, in order to curtail an imaginary pandemic, people cannot work, cannot go out to eat, cannot shop, cannot have friends over, cannot have family gatherings, cannot practice their religions and cannot even circulate in public without paper masks.  But, apparently, these are only minor inconveniences in order to serve the greater good.  We’d sure like to know who this greater good guy is.

On the very near horizon is the possibility of forced vaccinations and certificates thereof in order to access such common societal things such as banking, work, school, restaurants and air travel.  Recall that the left loved to use the scenario portrayed in the novel The Handmaiden’s Tale as a warning of a dark, dystopian controlled society.  The greatest surprise is not that ideological tyrants impose what they can get away with on their subjects; it’s that people comply even as their most fundamental freedoms are being cut off.  Worse than that, people are actually exhorting others to co-operate.  It’s Stockholm Syndrome on steroids.

We are asked to believe that an obviously afflicted dementia patient had won the popular vote for President of the United States when he couldn’t convince enough people to fill a phone booth during his total of 2 campaign rallies.  Despite clear mathematical and anecdotal evidence of voting corruption, the partisans are insisting on the veracity of the clearly manipulated results.  We are told that riots, killings and property destruction in support of his candidacy are actually peaceful displays of opinion.

If all of these measures are implemented to keep us safe, I think we’d all rather roll the dice and live dangerously instead.