Unable to provide actual guidance that restricts the spread of the Wuhan virus, unable to be consistent in their various “scientific” pronouncements, unable to avoid utter hypocrisy by violating their own measures, and insulting our intelligence by implying that the pandemic doesn’t bother Black Lives Matter and the Democratic Party, the various state governments are now reduced to pure fearmongering, apparently in the vain hope that if everyone is terrified to do anything or interact with anyone, that will keep the Wuhan virus at bay, and, perhaps even more importantly, condition Americans to Love Big Brother.
Well, to hell with THAT.
When I saw today’s new, revised, extra scary risk wheel from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), I thought it was a Babylon Bee joke. Sadly, it’s not. Sufficient numbers of idiots and would-be human-sheepherders in the Colorado state government decided that the usual DefCon 5 Red Zone wasn’t enough to frighten Coloradans sufficiently to meekly allow the government to wreck their businesses, stunt their children’s social and educational development, make them poor, and confine them to house arrest. These bureaucrats are so dim that they don’t realize that the sillier and more desperate they act, the less likely anyone with self-respect and a brain is going to care what they say.
The damn thing isn’t even color spectrum competent, not that it was before tacking on a new terror level. Green is out of order already: it should be Blue, then Green, then Yellow. If you are going to add Purple or Magenta, it has to be at the beginning, not the end. The spectrum is not a circle, because then “Ah! I can relax!” is right next to “AIIIIIEEEEEEE! WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!”
Fearmongering is the tool of dictatorships, and that’s exactly how the Democratic Party’s state governments are using it now. In New York, the government wants to arrest family members at Thanksgiving dinner who aren’t frightened enough to avoid topping the Big Brother decreed limit at the feast. I dare it to do that.
Once upon a time, when the Bush Administration was using similar (but far less intrusive) tactics after 9/11, Democrats at least protested consistently with their traditional pro-civil liberties ideology. Now they’ve abandoned their values for political power. Well, even if they ultimately fail, the tactic got Biden elected. It also killed the economy, small businesses, the restaurant industry, the airlines, the arts, education, and a whole lot more, but hey, it was worth it to get Trump out of office, right?
Meanwhile during a zoom conference call involving Alberta, Canada’s Community and Public Services Committee, pathologist Roger Hodkinson told government officials that the pandemic crisis is “the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on an unsuspecting public.”
Funny, I seem to recall someone else using that term…
Pointing out that he was also an expert in virology, Hodkinson said that “there is utterly unfounded public hysteria driven by the media and politicians.” He opined that nothing could be done to stop the spread of the virus besides protecting older more vulnerable individuals, and that what we have been experiencing is “politics playing medicine, and that’s a very dangerous game.”
Hodkinson stated that “social distancing is useless because COVID is spread by aerosols which travel 30 meters or so before landing…Masks are utterly useless. There is no evidence base for their effectiveness whatsoever. Paper masks and fabric masks are simply virtue signalling. They’re not even worn effectively most of the time. It’s utterly ridiculous. Seeing these unfortunate, uneducated people – I’m not saying that in a pejorative sense – seeing these people walking around like lemmings obeying without any knowledge base to put the mask on their face.”
Gee, what do you really think, doctor? Well, he also thinks the tests are unreliable and harmful, saying that “positive test results do not, underlined in neon, mean a clinical infection,” and that all testing should stop because the false numbers are “driving public hysteria.”
“I’m absolutely outraged that this has reached this level, it should all stop tomorrow,” concluded Dr. Hodkinson, as he called for society to be re-opened immediately.
Hodkinson’s credentials are impeccable, but he’s just one expertwho could be right or wrong. I’m not an expert in this field, but his assessment makes more sense, and leads to a more rational place, than “AIIIIIEEEEEEE! WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!”
I’m with President Roosevelt…