Here’s the latest reader question, along with my reply!
Chris asks: In listening to some your radio interviews, you talked about those born after 1990 or so never having lived without the “Safety Cult” and I would agree (I was born in 1970, graduated high school in 1988, and have seen the obsession with a risk-free world grow considerably ever since.)
However, it seems many from our same generation are buying into the Coronaphobia. I checked Gov. Coonman Northam’s Wikipedia bio and he was born in ‘59, so he should have been around long enough to know better, for example. For Coonman and other governors, mayors, etc., I suspect the virtually unlimited power ceded to them in the name of an “emergency” is enough to motivate them, but what of everyday citizens who embrace this?
Several of my cousins (all born in the ‘60s and ‘70s) post repeatedly on Facebook about “wear a damn mask and stop gathering, selfish people!” and “stay home stay safe” — all the standard Corona propaganda. I just want to jump through the screen and say, “How did you live this long?” I don’t want to start fights with relatives, but it makes me not even want to read Facebook anymore. I know you’ve mentioned the difference in people who watch TV a lot vs. people who don’t — do you feel this is the reason those in our age group buy lock, stock and barrel into this when they didn’t grow up with the Safety Cult, or have you noticed other reasons as well?
My reply: Conditioning knows no demographic; I see Fear Maskers of all ages and both sexes in my area. The common denominator appears to be . . . TeeeVeee. Those who watch it are saturated daily with faux gore – the “cases” rising (mortality rate never mentioned) and endless blather about “stopping the spread” (is this applicable to the common cold, too) and so on.
In brief, the country can be cleaved in two – the people (all ages, both sexes) who never developed their critical thinking skills and so are intellectually blind as far as what is going on right now and the rest of us, who can think and so see.
The battle’s outcome will not be determined by these mindless cattle. The outcome will be determined by which minority prevails. Will it be the herders of the cattle? People such as the Coonman? Or will it be people like us, who stand up to the Coonman?
Don’t worry about the mindless cattle. They are helpless, pathetic herd creatures who will defer to the stronger – which will be either us or the Coonmen of this country.
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