On the third anniversary of the worst exercise of public policy in American history, and while most people would now like to forget the Scamdemic so they can act as if they weren’t accomplices to it, I present the following, concise retrospective:
Scientifically illiterate, germophobic Trump panicked while the Democrats and a complicit media used phony statistics and hospital videos to scare people.
Although perhaps no healthy people under 70 died “of Covid” and nearly all those infected and over 70 survived, many believed “the virus” was a universal, lethal threat.
The vast majority of those said to have died from a virus really died of old age, non-Covid illnesses, medical errors or despair born of isolation.
“Experts” prescribed stay-at-home orders, leaky masks and wildly inaccurate tests. These were political theater that predictably failed and caused much harm.
As if to mock peoples’ gullibility, governments also promoted a series of corny, but widely embraced and invoked, slogans and decreed a long list of absurd rules, such as one-way walking in stores and masking in restaurants until food arrives.
Most schools were closed for 18 months. The laptop class willingly sacrificed the young by stealing irreplaceable experiences and social development time from them.
Federal and state governments spent multiple trillions of dollars on worthless measures and caused massive inflation, which is causing additional, lasting economic and social problems.
Though unneeded, the government paid tens of billions to develop, buy and promote “vaccines.” The President and many “experts” confidently asserted that the shots would stop infection and spread. Tens of millions of people were unconstitutionally required to inject. Though Pharma mega-profited, the shots failed, facilitated infection and caused many injuries and deaths.
Media, Big Tech and the government actively censored those who sought to tell the truth about all of the foregoing.
Brother stood against brother, sister against sister and friend against ex-friend.
Throughout, many Americans displayed innumeracy and profound deficits of knowledge and logic. They foolishly believed that, by hiding from each other, humans could make a respiratory virus vanish into the ether.
Very few who aggressively supported the futile, destructive “mitigation” measures have admitted that they’ve been wrong throughout. The few who have belatedly admitted this absolve themselves by falsely insisting they “couldn’t have known” that these interventions would cause serious, lasting damage.
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The vast majority of Americans displayed a nauseating lack of courage and an 𝒖𝒏𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒈𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒂𝒃𝒍𝒆 infidelity to liberty.
What a reminder, Mark! What comes back to me are all the lectures I got from friends about this being nothing to take lightly, the fear on neighbors' faces when I told them I was getting over covid (standing twenty feet away and ten days out), the frightened eyes over the face diapers out shopping, filthy grubby masks under people's noses but hey, they were doing their share, the barricaded public parks, the loss of sacraments at church for three months, then nothing but outdoor Mass in the parking lot with masks demanded as we stood (or sat in lawn chairs) on the yellow dots spray painted six feet apart on the blacktop....the list is endless and still makes my blood want to boil. What a bunch of chicken littles!
I take temperament tests with a grain of salt because people are too complex to represent with 4-letter labels but it seems the type of person who is a rule-follower, the normally good citizen, that "type" were the ones to swallow the fairy tales and follow the stupid rules. And they had no patience with those of us who clock in as "rule-breakers". But I contend that when the shit hits the fan, it's going to be rule-breakers who keep next Third Reich from succeeding.