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Bully, Beg, or Bribe

December 21st, 2021 No comments

link:  Krispy Kreme – Promotions

Has there ever been a time in history, in any civilization, where the full court press has been applied to pressure the populace as much as we’ve seen with the recent propaganda to promote vaccinations?  The short answer of course is no. Recall that at the outset, a couple of weeks of sequestration and mask wearing would do the trick. To be safe, double masking was even better.  But then the fix moved from masking and distancing to a much more effective fix; vaccinations.  As luck would have it, a number of vaccine makers just happened to be working on a vaccine.

It’s been well over a year into the narrative that only vaccinations can save society from a less than 1% chance of death by flu and the vaccination urgency only gets stronger.  First it was the coercion approach, as in, “it’s not just for yourself, it’s also for your loved ones….like grandma; it’s the unselfish thing to do.”  Luminaries were paid to provide encouragement, because as we all know, if an actor or a ball dribbler says it’s ok, what’s there to worry about?  We even get to see politicians take the vax 3 or 4 times just for good measure.

Then it became two vaccinations.  Then a third ‘booster’.  We know a fourth one is on the horizon because, you know, variants.  But it was all for the greater good.

Then it was more invasive. If people weren’t vaccinated, they would be denied entry to public gatherings, restaurants and perhaps even to consort with family members.

Then it became state policy. If people didn’t get vaxxed, they would be dismissed from their jobs, denied the right to travel and move about, or jailed; effective tactics adopted from the North Korean model of persuasive and effective government.  The naive among the populace (and it turns out there are many more of them than you would expect from an educated society) fell prey to the fears broadcast to them every day on all media platforms a la Tokyo Rose during WW2.

They are even trying to bait people with honey rather than vinegar as the link above shows; Krispy Kreme is offering a donut for a jab. Just imagine if you were offered a donut for a circumcision. Some may recall that a long in the tooth singer once offered a sex act to anyone taking the jab.  In fact, brothels have taken to offering free ‘services’ to customers taking a jab, in essence, a poke for a poke. Given the choice, I suppose the donut is the safer incentive.

So they’ve used the carrot, the stick and the donut to convince people that vaccination is the way to go.  They’re paying you, bribing you, threatening you and cajoling you in every way to take a therapy which has accumulated a record of ill effects many times greater than any ill effects caused by the supposed pandemic.  Whatever happened to herd immunity?

Those paying attention may notice that, according to those who keep records, the vast numbers of the population have taken the vax and it’s only the marginal holdouts left that haven’t.  Yet, almost all of the new cases in hospitals are among those already jabbed. Anyone with a background in science or simple logic will know that one of two things is going on.  One is that the ‘authorities’ really don’t know what they’re talking about.  Or there’s the other option, which is more sinister; they do know what they’re doing…and it’s not about health.

 

 

Selective Panic

February 28th, 2020 No comments

source: https://nationalpost.com/news/world/coronavirus-covid19-covid-19-pandemic-canada

In only a few weeks the world has gone from relative ignorance about covid-19 to full blown panic over an infection that appears to be spreading exponentially.  While the nexus of the virus seemed to originate in China, incidents of infection are being found worldwide, even in unlikely places such as Italy and Iran. The fear and panic has affected virtually every segment of society especially as it relates to travel.  There are stories of vacationers who embarked  upon 14 day cruises only to have that trip extended another 14 days in the form of a quarantine.

If nothing else, it’s a change from the boring narratives of the global warming crowd with their 16 year-olds moaning about lost childhood and missing penguins. I suspect that crowd may be annoyed at having their fake crisis spotlight taken away from them by a real crisis. All of a sudden, people are more concerned about the guy coughing next to them than a few absent polar bears. A genuine existential threat pushing away the fake one like it was leftover turkey the week after Thanksgiving.

I’m not in the medical business so I’ll defer to those experts who are charged with handling this outbreak.  The CDC has a website which reports the on-going status of the outbreak and people can do their own research.  As an obvious reminder to those who haven’t figured it out, CNN is not a source of information on this….or anything.  In addition, this video, created showing statistics by the World Health Organization may give a larger perspective on this and other epidemics in history.

None of this is meant to downplay the potential damage that this outbreak can cause; we need only look at the panic that has occurred in world stock markets to see that people are in full hysteria mode.  Few things focus the mind more clearly than the possibility of imminent death.  But is imminent death a high probability given the safeguards being put in place and with the advances of medical techniques not available in previous outbreaks?  Calmer voices think not.  Some of the keenest minds in the medical industry are working on a resolution to this problem right now and of course, we do expect a resolution. I’m not so convinced that hoarding freeze dried foods and deadbolting all doors is a rational course of action given what’s known….no matter what CNN says.

As I mentioned earlier, panic seems to grip people when they fear that imminent harm will come to them.  It’s the imminent part that creates the hysteria. Smoking is bad for you and it will likely kill you before your time.  But no one panics about it because that demise is way off in the future.  This is the same for all drugs including alcohol in great amounts.  These threats to personal well being can be avoided and yet, without imminent harm, these threats are blithely ignored.

As an illustration of how irrational people are,  we want to point out that there is something out there that is guaranteed to cause discomfort, suffering, starvation and has already been responsible for hundreds of millions of preventable deaths…and yet people embrace it anyway.  I am talking about socialist and communist philosophy  Despite all that we know about the history of such regimes, there are still those today who are proponents for their implementation.  These regimes don’t necessarily happen through the use of force.  Typically, they are allowed to rise because the populace are somehow convinced that policies of such regimes would benefit them in the long run.  The most common hooks are the promises of equality and fairness. They fail to see that a long miserable existence leading to a miserable death is likely in their future once collectivism takes hold.  Sweden, long regarded as model of ‘good socialism’ is devolving into a nation of prohibited speech and civil violence at a level not supposedly seen in a civilized nation.

Communist and socialist regimes are cancers on mankind and their ill effects eclipse any natural viral outbreak, including corona virus. While the idea is attractive to the minds of the mentally feeble, it doesn’t confer any benefit to those afflicted with its belief system.  At least with cigarettes and booze, you get a short term buzz.  As this article illustrates, the incidences of communist regimes throughout history have left in their wake hundreds of millions of people extinguished, if not directly by violence, then passively via starvation and oppression.  Few pandemics in history have wrought as much damage to the world’s population as that brought on by socialist/communist regimes.

It’s somewhat amusing to observe pundits of all kinds, hair alight, frantically warning about a virus breakout that is actively and urgently being addressed whereas they ignore the much more deadly political cancer generating popularity with the feeble minded.  It’s like worrying about a wasp flying into your house while at the same time leaving your basement door open to a yard filled with snakes. After this corona virus crisis is over, we hope scientists will find a cure for a much deadlier affliction:  mass psychosis.