Posts Tagged ‘Covid’

Experts Say…It’s For Your Own Good

April 19th, 2021 No comments

link:  Ontario Canada Goes Full Covid Police State (

During the most recent lost year of everyone’s lives, there has been a never ending parade of ‘experts’ counselling the hordes of us illiterates on the proper protocols to safely navigate every aspect of our otherwise hazardous existence.

The best example is the high regard that most hold for the people in the medical field which includes not just practising physicians but also pharmaceutical executives.  This circle of experts has expanded to include political consultants as well as certain software moguls.  Someone needs to do a study to determine whether the longevity of these people are any better than the mean of the greater population.  Gone are the days when ads proclaimed that 8 out 10 doctors preferred a certain cigarette brand, but yet, their sober health directives are still keenly observed by the average victim, er patient.

In the last year, we’ve been exposed to the advice of presumably highly respected sources on the efficacy of all kinds of things to prevent the agony of Covid 19…and much of it contradictory from the same source **cough cough Fauci**.   No masks; then masks; then two masks: two week quarantine, mass immunity; one year quarantine, mass immunization.  Here’s the best one; wash hands.  At least that one makes sense and it was relayed by an expert, so it must be valid.

We’ve become a society deluded into thinking that experts are out there for any and all aspects of our lives and by adhering to their sage advice, we will become better, fitter, richer more attractive and of course healthier.

We’ve essentially farmed out the knowledge of great chunks of our lives to others, since it’s far too much trouble to determine things for ourselves.  An apt analogy is that we’ve separated our knowledge base into individual apps.  Instead of having to concern ourselves with a good general knowledge base, formerly referred to as common sense, we’ve parcelled out needed information into discrete files to be accessed when needed. In geek parlance, our hard drive is light, all the needed info is in the cloud.

Why bother to know something when someone on You Tube has a video on it? While certain specific tasks require some learned skill, much of the advice we seek from ‘experts’ is laughingly banal: everything from how to boil water to folding clothes properly to applying sunscreen.   I’m sure we’d find a video instructing people on how to run properly:  is it necessary to alternate feet?, etc etc.   We have governments paying money on infomercials instructing people how to wash hands.  I’m sure it’s been an epiphany for some older people that they had been doing it wrong all of their lives.

The precarious societal condition we find ourselves in today is the direct result of deferring what we know of the world to some ‘expert’ who tells us what we can just as easily see with our own lyin’ eyes.  The hazard of course, is when we are told something which is the exact opposite of what we can objectively observe… and yet still take the word of the ‘experts’.

In a free society, people are allowed to do stupid things, that’s their right.  As a matter of fact, I can make the case that doing stupid things is how you best learn about life as long as it doesn’t become a vocation.   But we’re moved noticeably away from the vaunted free society we all nominally cherish.  We’re seeing more and more that lifestyle suggestions are not just recommendations anymore, they are increasingly becoming edicts to be enforced by the state.  Of course, the rationale is always that such edicts are for the greater good.  In fact, most political policy is derived from whomever happens to have the ruler’s ear at the time.  A lifetime of living tells me that when governments tell you it’s for the greater good you had better really worry.  As Ronald Reagan famously said, one of the scariest utterances from politicians is “we’re from the government and we’re here to help”.

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Bizarro World

April 3rd, 2021 2 comments

link: BC Ferries sailing forced to turn around due to belligerent anti-masker (

As incredulous as it may seem, we are now more than one year into the “worst ever existential crisis confronting mankind’ following on the heels of the last worst ever existential crisis, which was global warming, which followed the one before that, which was Y2K and the one before that, which was AIDS, etc etc etc.   For brevity, we’ll label this simply as the WEECCM. The insane reactions by politicians to the disaster du jour continues to metastasize like an aggressive cancer.  The Venn diagrams of the populations shivering in catatonic fear by the various existential dangers is virtually a complete circle.

If you think about it, the very fact that politicians are placed in positions of influence over serious matters concerning threats to mankind is comical were it not so tragic.  Consider how they come to power.  Invariably they offer a figurative chicken in every pot though for the most part, they’ve only ever taken from the communal pot.  But by virtue of their victory in managed popularity contests attended by smaller and smaller numbers of citizens, all of a sudden, they are somehow experts in making decisions affecting millions of unsuspecting citizens involving issues they couldn’t even spell.

In fact, if anyone’s paying attention, we can clearly see that most of the political actions recently foisted on the public (if not the case generally) are just things they’ve made up as they go along.

Recall that the first we heard of this particular WEECCM, it was all about a wet market in China and bats were the progenitors.  So, for a while, bat-eating Asians were the villains.  Later we learn that there was a facility in Wuhan which performed experiments with viruses, possibly for military purposes.  Following that, the incumbent President Trump closed borders to China which prompted outrage from the Democrats who thought it was fear mongering.

The stage was then set for the smartest man in the world on viruses, Anthony Fauci to say that it was no big deal, that 2 weeks of isolation would be adequate to kill off any spread…and not to wear useless masks.   Of course, we’re over a year into the 2 week isolation period and Fauci has now advocated wearing not only a mask, but multiple masks and likely a full bio-hazard suit in due course.

The next front being pushed on the Covid battle is now vaccines.  There were no vaccines, then a bunch of companies rushed products to market.  Sure, there have been a few unfortunate individuals who’ve suffered side effects…like death, but hey, it’s saving lives.  There are some brands that require two or even three doses of the vax for efficacy. We can make a lot of money at Ladbrooke’s betting on an annual vaccine being pushed eventually.  There may even be a market for suppositories for those squeamish about needles.

But still this won’t ward off this recent WEECCM.  In fact, after taking the vaccine, people still need to mask, to social distance or to continue hiding under their beds.  Variants are multiplying like flies on a cadaver.  In fact, if someone showed no symptoms and had completely negative test results, they are still in danger/dangerous because they may get it.

In the meantime, people have been so cowed by the ongoing fear porn spewed by all media, that many have become the unwitting storm troopers of the insane policies.  In the linked story above, a BC ferry was ‘forced’ to turn back to shore because of a “belligerent” man who refused to wear a mask.  He was belligerent because he wanted to breathe air without a mask.  Imagine a world in which walking around unencumbered by a face diaper is considered belligerent.

Societies have become a bizarro world comprising the features of 3 different films:  Idiocracy, Minority Report and everything Monty Python.  But no one has to watch the films…we’re living them.