Posts Tagged ‘covid-19’

Those Pesky Non Vaxxers

December 17th, 2022 No comments


There is an oft quoted statement by of all people, the infamous Karl Marx.  He postulated that history repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce. Like many other sage philosophers, he described precisely the human condition based on the predictability of human experience through the ages. Authors such as Ayn Rand and George Orwell have also well depicted the common frailties of people, frailties which transcend time.

Greed, fear, naivety and tribalism are hard wired into our psyche it seems and the really smart (or really diabolical) people of every generation capitalize on these traits during their lifetimes. The vast majority of people however are like flotsam on waves since only a small group of influential people set the big picture agendas and determine the flow of society.

In earlier times, ‘influential’ meant people with military capability, since those who had the swords, made the rules. In fact, that dynamic still exists today. Some of the more primitive cultures still use swords to enforce their worldview on captive citizens, since this continues to work quite well.  Some more advanced societies have upped their game to more sophisticated weapons and thus employ guns and prisons.

In even more civilized societies, such blatant use of force to coerce people into a viewpoint has largely been overtaken by the use of propaganda, with the use of traditional methods of persuasion only obliquely implied. In our modern times, the persuasion tool of choice is the use of interminable lawsuits.

Thus the use of media as the mechanism to control the thoughts and opinions of citizens is the default choice for the majority of the world’s nations.  As a means of propagating fear, weaponized media is vastly more effective than the threat of a few cuts or bruises.  Once you are able to tap into existential fears of a populace, one can enact all kinds of “solutions” to ameliorate, assuage and address their fears.  Studies on mob psychology by such as Zimbardo  and others prove this.

Coincidently, there is always a cost involved since the assuaging fears business can be expensive and thus, somebody always winds up benefitting from these campaigns. Naturally, those who propose the fixes receive consideration for their efforts as well.

In our lifetime, there have been many such industries which have preyed upon the natural fears of people to become permanent money making ventures. I remember a wise professor years ago who made the point that there were four industries that have a permanent monopoly on making money:  War, religion, drugs and insurance.  All of these business have to do with death.   Which is odd, because death is an eventuality for all of us. Nevertheless, if there’s a way to squeeze money from people because of their mortal fears, well there’s no shortage of entities that will do just that, including and especially of course, governments.

A recent entry into the top 4 industries is the Global warming business.  Still very young but voracious in its appetite and reach, this industry continues to bleed the naïve of both money and brain cells.  This industry could not have grown without a very active and persistent on-going media campaign.  The campaign has been brilliant because the lack of measurable statistical evidence of warming has necessitated the re-branding to Climate Change.   So they’re covered, rain or shine, snow or not.

As we all know, the drug industry has a new arrow in their quiver, namely vaccines, thanks to Covid-19.  Like Global warming, most any medical ailment can be attributable to either Covid 19 or the lack of vaccination against Covid-19.  So, they’re covered, sick or not.  Someone pointed out that this is the first time in history that those who weren’t ill were blamed for those being ill.

As the article above shows, the insurance industry could not possibly be left out of this new revenue stream and thus, the notion has been floated that people who are not vaccinated against the modern plague are more likely to be at risk for automobile accidents.  The linked article shows I am not making this up. This is not an isolated article; similar stories can be found from numerous sources worldwide. How they’ve managed to come to this conclusion is amusing….unless over the past 2 years, they’ve  been keeping statistics at accident scenes.  Perhaps there’s a box in the police report which is checked off.  That would have been very prescient on someone’s part years ago to have thought of this.

Or maybe this is just opportunity knocking and the media will back them up because it can be sold.  The pharma companies need to step up their game because treatments for acne, premature baldness, obesity, nail fungus, near-sightedness, bad breath and the misery of psoriasis caused by the non-vaccinated has yet to be exploited.  This has indeed become a farce.  It’s only a matter of time before someone links up the correlation of non vaxxers to climate change deniers, the new enemies of the state. As the author Orwell noted, it’s more effective to push a narrative if someone can be identified as a villain or scapegoat and thus, here we are.  The classic techniques still work.

For more shocking correlations that will keep you up at night, see here.

The Tyranny Of Do Gooders

September 22nd, 2020 2 comments


Now that the pandemic season has run longer than any and all sports seasons, the constant drumbeat of ‘masks, masks, masks” by all media outlets has become ingrained into the consciousness of most people, making the absurd, seem an acceptable aspect of normal life.  The wearing of masks is now as much a part of life’s routine as putting on pants to go outside.

A good friend passed on a quote from the 19th century philosopher Clive Staples Lewis, which is as timely today as when he invoked it over a half century ago.  He writes:

“…Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive…it would be better to live under the robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies; the robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience…”

Who amongst us hasn’t run into the finger wagging Karens and Karls who exhort you to wear your mask at any opportunity as they exert their moral superiority on others not so enlightened in their ‘duty to society’.  Even as the presumptive source of authority on what medically works and what doesn’t, the CDC, has flip flopped on every supposed balm for Covid 19, including masks, yet the constant propaganda of “wear your mask” has burrowed its way like tattoos or rap music, into mainstream ubiquity.

Ironically, the adherents to the mask narrative scoff at the skeptics as being anti-science, when it’s exactly the questioning of ‘settled science’ that advances any hope of real progress in science.  While there are scores of actual practicing physicians extolling the benefits of hydroxychloroquine as a very effective treatment for this flu,  they are marginalized in favor of pushing the vaccine narrative.  If this is legitimate science, we may as well venture into voodoo dolls and eye of newt as prescribed treatments.  It’s as if you could solve a water leak by simply turning off the water valve, but your plumber insists that he needs to divert the flow of the river filling the municipal reservoir.

We can see where this is going.  Apart from the control of the naive masses, there is a potential commercial pot of gold to be gained for enterprising governments. It is not a big stretch to expect that some genius will create the idea that non mask wearers will be able to access the privilege of being mask free by simply paying a tax in some form.  Those not so prepared to pay will be forced to maintain their mask regimen.  In essence, they will be taxing people’s ability to breathe freely.  While this may seem preposterous, consider the global warming carbon tax schemes.

Recall that in the global warming charade, entities or people with big carbon footprints can offset their impact by paying for the privilege of doing so.  In other words if you’re rich enough, you can buy your way out of the charade.  Corporations acquiesce to the regimen by paying carbon taxes which they then recover by raising prices to the consumer.  Thus, the hapless public underwrites the do-gooder scheme.

When governments push out policies that are non sensical, it’s up to the governed to determine whether or not to abide by them.  When the weak minded aid the authorities in the implementation of a non sensical regime, they undermine the very free society they claim to be protecting.  These people are dangerous, because as C.S. Lewis states, they are convinced of their own morality which overrides any logical rationale.  They are the modern day Moonies telling everyone to drink their kool-aid.

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