The latest bring-out-yer-dead numbers are in; it’s just under 500 now. Which is more than yesterday or the previous day or last week – but it’s not the exponential increase the Fear Peddlers promised.
Take a look. The curve is flat.
Not the number infected; that number is skyrocketing – and has about as much meaning, End of the World-wise, as the number of people who get a runny nose in winter. People do not usually die from getting sick.
Look at the graph – an updated (yesterday) version of the graph published the day before and note the disparity between the blue (sick) and the black (dead). By now, shouldn’t more than just 500 or so people out of 20,000 be in the black, so to speak?
The fact that they are not is persuasive evidence of the hype and hysteria being more lethal than the WuFlu itself. Last year, armed government workers killed about twice as many Americans as have been laid low by WuFlu so far. Why no calls to house-arrest these obviously dangerous AGWs?
How about cars? Around 35,000 people are killed in motor vehicle accidents in this country each year. WuFlu will have to kick things up impressively to match that tally.
Even in Italy – the “worst case” of WuFlu so far – only about 4,000 people have gone black since the country was locked down. That’s 4,000 – out of a population of 60 million.
You do the maff – and then gauge the risk.
We are a nation of 330 million – all of us (except those of us who work for the government) now at risk of losing our shirts and our peace. The depression that’s being created will mean much worse than worrying about making your next car or mortgage payment. It will mean a Lockdown Life – protecting whatever you have from either the Free Shit Army whose ranks are now swelling or from a Hut! Hut! Hutting! by government thugs, using the FSA as the excuse to lock down your life and then take your stuff, too.
People are being browbeaten with fear – and if that doesn’t work, then outright threats – by people and interests who have something to gain from all of this. Cui bono?
It bears serious thinking about.
How convenient that Orange Man – unremoved by Mueller or Schiff – now faces removal by economic collapse, which will be blamed on him.
Whatever your opinion of the Orange Man, there is no denying he made a great many of the right enemies – and those very enemies now stand to profit from Corona Fever. This includes the Deep State apparatchiks who regard themselves as our overlords, to be obeyed because they know best..
Corona Fever is also accomplishing what the Climate Crisis has not been able to – the creation of a state of literal arrested development. Perhaps perpetual.
No more work, no more industry; a renascent primitivism which – mark this – will accomplish every line item in the Agenda 2030 portfolio – including the herding of the populace into urban “cores” where they will move when allowed by foot or “public” transport only, where they will be assigned small apartments – perhaps bunks only – and told where they will toil, for how long and how.
There will be no more driving where you like, whenever you want to – in your private car, without anyone’s by-your-leave. No more house in the country. No more anything, except that which they allow us, our reward for “keeping us safe.”
Perhaps there will be Victory Gin at the end of the day.
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