A mind-worm post where you may not have considered double-edged swords, silver linings, or getting what you wished for (and got it completely).
“We know they are lying, they know they are lying, they know we know they are lying, we know they know we know they are lying, but they are still lying.” — Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Amidst the Afghanistan full-on-disaster, much else is brewing in the co-crisis; because with "smart" phones and social media, it's easier than ever to keep increasingly larger swaths of the world in perpetual crisis. Back in the day, you had big-3 broadcast network news, but it was the local-broadcast news that did the yeoman's work of keeping the populace alarmed and clamorous for safety. But who really watched local news except your invalid and entitled, "greatest generation," grandparents looking for any sign to worry about their social security checks?
Yes, for sure my series is in full brew mode on crafting your life to be resistant to the effects of mass hysteria over whatever happens to be the most popular current global crisis. All crises must be global, now. Local news is passé. You have a SMART phone, which makes you smart globally, and it doesn't even matter if you're harvesting rice in rural Thailand, Goddammit! you have a global voice!
I didn't expect the vaccine hoopla to begin the eventual and imperative unravelling collapse so rapidly. It's rather pointless to go into why that is. Two previous posts are enough on specifics:
- Are Covid-19 Vaccines A Failure?
- Covid-19, Vaccines, Africa, Ivermectin, Clown-Car Circuses, and Shit Shows
Follow the science is the answer. Only, for real this time. Actually doing it requires no guilting, shaming, or cajoling. It's not a static THE.
Also, get your risk-assessment props up to a bare minimum of non-laughable. That could help. Make sure you don't drown in your own swimming pool, and watch out for lightening when you hear thunder.
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I've used the mental image of a Clown-Car Circus very often on social media for many months. I was content with it. Over the past couple of weeks watching events transpiring in Afghanistan, I'm inclined to think that the entire planet has become a Shit Show.
So let's get to the Shit Show.
I'm 60 years old and pretty much all my life there has been the constant social drone of just a little guilt because CHILDREN IN AFRICA!!!
I'm not saying that was entirely a bad thing. There is nothing wrong in coming to recognize plain blind luck and the head start it can afford (same goes for children born to millionaires and billionaires of any color, anyplace). But that attitude comes best from gratefulness and appreciation, not guilt.
It's utterly puerile to saddle children with any notion of guilt for the sin of being born. But, it's a long established tradition and Christians are its chief progenitor.
It's the quintessential means of spanking your for your Original Sin and the guilt you ought to harbor for the audacity of being born better off to start. 'Keep that in mind always, pay all alms to an agent of propriety for the rest of your life and when the subject ever comes up, display proper contrition for your non washable guilty privilege.'
It used to be the favorite cajoling mechanism of parents to get kids to eat their dinner.
"Think of all the starving children in Africa."
Of course, none of us kids were pithy or clever enough yet to reply:
...But what has happened to the dire and grave concern for Africa over the last 18 months?
It's as though it doesn't exist anymore, calling into question all the motivation to guilt us over all those decades.
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The 1st World is gonna top out at 50-60% vaccinated for Covid-19, and the rest just aren't buying it and adoption isn't increasing, but decreasing.
Looks like the BS cajoling is having a small effect in USA.
Just say "can't go to McDonald's!!!" That will get more people vaxxed up than any other possible measure. Those getting vaccinated now are largely not doing so for any critically-assessed health reasons whatsoever—with most of their doctors being wholly derelict in helping in that assessment—but for various reasons of convenience. To be part of the I'm Vaccinated Club, which is the most pathetic thing I've ever heard of.
No, I am not going to go into the morass of abject bullshit. Very few are actually assessing their risk of a Covid bad outcome and comparing it to the risk of a bad vaccination outcome. I don't know whether the vaccines (and there are several and each ought to be assessed independently) are, in total, good or bad. I suspect it's an "it depends" kind of thing: no one way or the other, for everyone.
Irish community in mourning as tributes paid to talented young sportsman after 'untimely' death—The talented sportsman, who died after a short illness on Tuesday, enjoyed huge success as a football player with Villa FC and Waterford United
Tributes are pouring in for "a fine young footballer and super person" who sadly passed away at just 23 years of age.
Roy Butler, from Waterford city, is being remembered as "a lovely young man" whose death has led to "devastation" in his local and sporting communities.
The talented sportsman, who died after a short illness on Tuesday, enjoyed huge success as a football player with Villa FC and Waterford United.
You can read through the entire remaining two feet of tribute and you will not find a single whisper of the smoking gun.
That's just one story. There are thousands of others.
A mind-worm post where you may not have considered double-edged swords, silver linings, or getting what you wished for (and got it completely). “We know they are lying, they know they are lying, they know we know they are lying, we know they know we know they are lying, but they are still lying.” —……...Read More