Here’s the latest reader question, along with my reply!
Mike writes: This is just effing nuts! For the whole duration of the SARS Cov-2 nonsense, we’ve been gas-lighted by the mainstream “news” (yes, that needs to be air-quoted) and now mainstream entertainment has hopped on the bandwagon.
And yes, I watch too much television – but I’m getting cured of that good and hard. Show after show after show is depicting the bodies being stacked high, needing refrigerator trucks brought in, hospitals massively overrun and practitioners suffering from overwork and too many deaths. I’ve done some searching and I can’t find a single case of that actually happening in the U.S.
Even in New York, some hospitals went to capacity briefly, but others were at or below normal, meaning even during the worst period only a few hospitals had more than usual patients, and overall bed capacity in the region was not strained. As far as I can tell, none of the added capacity has been used anywhere. I’m happy to be fact-checked on this if anyone has conflicting data. So WTF?
Is this punishment because they couldn’t rig the election sufficiently to get an immediate call for Plugs, Cellar Denizen? I’m reminded of two old references.
The first, is the Mark Twain quote: “Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.” In our case, it’s governments and media around the world presenting fiction as truth and basing policy on it.
The second is a 60s movie called Guide for the Married Man. It’s the “Deny, deny, deny” segment. Gaslighting at it’s finest. Until this year I thought this scene was stupid because it would never even come close to working. Well, it turns out that it does work on 95 percent of the population.
What bothers me the most is that I have found damn few people who have asked the hard questions and have done the homework to find out what is really going on. Two in my circle of work mates and acquaintances. That’s it. Everyone else believes “it’s really bad.” I see people everywhere who are perversely enjoying it: “Move over greatest generation,’cause you never had to deal with this crap!” No, they were just taken away from their families for years, traumatized, shot at, maimed, killed. But yeah, I get it. You’re all heroes now. Okay, this was useless, but it felt good to say it.
My reply: It is necessary to say it. Two plus two does equal four. Not five. Letting these weaponized hypochondriacs get away with setting the terms and conditions of the discussion means there is no discussion. Question all assertions; demand facts – call out bullshit for the bullshit it is.
And it felt good to say it!
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