Truth or consequences … What good are “lockdowns” if the demented village idiot is welcoming infected illegal aliens into America who he then, to add insult to injury, releases into the interior free to travel to who knows where. This insane policy may give Biden SJW street cred, but it’s no better, nor worse, than China’s policy that locked down Wuhan citizens from traveling internally in China, while allowing them to travel and infect the rest of the world. In the past six weeks we’ve gone from Slow Joe to Danger Joe.
And last night’s Prime Time “Hob Goblin” fiasco did absolutely nothing to assure We the (80 million+) People nor the worldwide nations occupying the planet, that dementia “pResident Marbles” has any kind of clue as to what he’s doing; nada; zero; dip-squat! (video link down below in case you missed it).
The question, and well it ought to be, is how many people actually died from this virus? It seems to me that this is a fundamental question that needs to be answered yet always seems to get pushed away somewhere ‘safe’. Maybe a starting point would be to examine the CDC’s excess mortality data for 2020. A cursory look and the math of roughly 400,000 Covid-19 deaths (for 2020) just doesn’t add up.
We know hospitals were financially incentivized to classify deaths as Covid. We know over 600,000 Americans die from heart failure each year alone. How many of them died with Covid, not from it … mmm? Now I’m no conspiracy theorist, but the Covid lies go well beyond the efficacy of lockdowns. It will take a long time to piece together the truth about all of this.
”… states like Florida that lifted their lockdowns quickly and eased other restrictions early have far better COVID-19 records than states of similar size, like New York, that stayed locked down longer and were slow to ease other restrictions.“
Consider that phrase: New York stayed “locked down”. It’s authoritarianism, pure and simple.
Intolerant orthodoxy has always been the leftist creed. Since the Covid-19 epidemic began, lockdown requirements have been Holy Leftist Writ. And yet it never significantly reduced the spread of the virus.
None of this is surprising. The Left always demands strict, unquestioned conformity and obedience. That’s bizarre, because the left-wing extremists I’ve encountered view themselves as non-conformists, and bravely rebellious. Despite the rigid speech codes and cancel culture they would inflict on others.
In fact, leftist individualism is a delusion. Leftism is inherently collectivist, and rejects independent striving. It’s reflexively intolerant and restrictive. It tolerates no ideological deviation, nor refusal, nor the slightest dissent, truth or consequences.
Perhaps you’ll see what I mean from David Catron, American Spectator: ‘Lockdowns: Which ‘Experts’ Were Right?’ …
It has now been nearly a year since “public health experts” began appearing on television talk shows insisting that, to survive COVID-19, the nation would have to pursue unprecedented mitigation policies. They told us that our salvation required draconian measures such as school closures, stay-at-home orders, and business lockdowns. Moreover, we were advised not to expect a fast return to our normal lives. In early April 2020, for example, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel solemnly assured us, “We will not be able to return to normalcy until we find a vaccine…. We need to prepare ourselves for this to last 18 months or so and for the toll that it will take.”
The good doctor didn’t mention that, for a man of his means, “the toll that it will take” would be negligible even as it disrupted the education of millions of children, rendered their parents unemployed, and wreaked social and psychological havoc throughout society. The sainted Dr. Anthony Fauci echoed Dr. Zeke: “I know it’s difficult … this is inconvenient from an economic and a personal standpoint, but we just have to do it.” Not coincidentally, Fauci is the highest-paid bureaucrat in Washington. But not all public health experts accepted the cost-benefit analyses offered by Drs. Emanuel and Fauci. [-]
[+] … The term “herd immunity” is now frowned upon by politicians in Washington and some states because they are reluctant to relinquish the money that comes with huge COVID-19 “relief packages” and the power to place arbitrary restrictions on our civil liberties. Nonetheless, it is “a thing.” Public health experts such as University of Alabama epidemiologist Dr. Suzanne Judd and Dr. Marty Makary of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine predict that we may reach herd immunity by spring. This is why Osterholm warned us a year ago against pursuing lockdowns without any real understanding of the alternatives:
Consider the effect of shutting down offices, schools, transportation systems, restaurants, hotels, stores, theaters, concert halls, sporting events and other venues indefinitely and leaving all of their workers unemployed and on the public dole. The likely result would be not just a depression but a complete economic breakdown, with countless permanently lost jobs, long before a vaccine is ready or natural immunity takes hold. We can’t have everyone stay home and still produce and distribute the basics needed to sustain life and fight the disease.… We are in uncharted territory. [-]
Full link plus down below…
What is lost here is the definition of “expert”. Democrats and others who are not ethical develop a policy that they want for whatever reason and then go in search of people with the right initials behind their names who share the desired belief. These people are then labeled as “experts” as the media proceeds to build up their resume as though they were gifts from God. The truth of the matter is that most are hacks with Fauci being one of the worst. What many do not understand is that scientists and doctors are just like the rest of the population with their share of kooks, idiots, and outright nut cases making it easy to find any physician or scientist who will make a stand for virtually anything. In fact, the public and our legal system has yet to figure out a way to determine those who really understand their subject from charlatans.
The rest is obvious. The kook is heralded as the God given expert and we mere mortals must follow the science according to this expert. The “science” is actually nothing more than a policy designed to get the Leftists what they demand while instilling fear throughout the country thus enforcing what their “expert” claims. Whenever possible the data are fudged to support their claims. Eventually when it all falls apart, as it always does, the politicians claim total innocence by repeating how they were mislead by the “expert”. Lather, rinse, repeat. This was the case with COVID, global warming (or is it climate change now?), green energy, and so many other cases. As well as the truth or consequences nutcase currently in the White House.
And on that note, time for today’s MAGA Pill (thank GOD!) – President Donald J. Trump – MAGA! KAG!
Village idiot courtesy of: Sundance, Conservative Treehouse: pResident Marbles You Might make July 4th