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The New Snoop Culture

May 5th, 2020 1 comment


How quickly the tone of the response to the Covid outbreak turned from “we’re all in this together” to now being an atmosphere more resembling “Lord Of The Flies”.

The narrative has been successfully implanted in the subjects, er the civilians, that only by following the illogical rules decreed by zealous civil figures would society survive the biblical plague of our time. This despite empirical evidence that now clearly shows that not only is the infection readily treatable, but that the original apocalyptic scenarios were no better than internet Nostradamus memes.

Instead of uniting the population, the crisis has served to reveal even more of the deep divisions afflicting society.  The political divide of course, because today, everything is political, even the weather.  The rich/poor divide as well, but this time with a bit of a twist.  This time, we have the people with comfortable income and pension guarantees pitted against those that need employment income to survive.

The evidence is pretty clear now that the on-going economic collapse caused by ill conceived shutdown policies is many, many times worse than any infection that they were intended to contain.  Despite the economic nuclear winter that has devastated lives and businesses globally, there are still those ‘medical’ alarmists predicting the next wave of imminent disaster.  Sounds a bit like rising tides and melting glaciers to me.  All we need is a 16 year old schoolgirl wagging fingers at us imploring, “how dare you go outside!”

The delusion has spread naturally to the strong of virtue but weak of mind so that, like communist countries, people are encouraged to tattle on their neighbors who have the nerve to not cower under their beds and instead try to work to pay bills, buy food and just plain survive.  How dare they endanger the public by trying to survive!  This outrageous behavior is now the height of social shaming.  Celebrities naturally demonstrate their solidarity to the cause by staying quarantined in their walled compounds.  Songs are sung, money is raised, yada yada yada. Some very thoughtful ones even arranged their yachts to spell out, “stay at home”.

This crisis has exposed the contingent of political leaders who are drunk with their imagined powers and are quite happy to wield the thinly gloved fist of tyranny against a surprisingly compliant public.  Eventually (hopefully), these Kim Jong Un wannabes will be tossed out and it’s too bad they likely won’t get the Mussolini treatment, but who knows.  The real problem is that even if the politicians get turfed,  those Gladys Kravitz wannabes will still be your neighbors.