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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.