We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Masks and lockdowns were never more than bullying, tyranny, virtue signaling and training the peasants in blind obedience.
Somebody said once that gun control was nothing more than symbolic because if the government ordered every gun in private hands to have a pink ribbon tied to the end of the barrel gun owners would trample one another in their haste to buy pink ribbon.
The tyranny-demic has proven one thing: you can order and bully around the US population as if we were sheep.
This turkey is cooked.
This is not America as it was founded neither why it was founded.
This is not freedom.
covid-19 and all the panic-demic were nothing more than another weapon in the leftoxenomorph arsenal.
covid-19, the fires, climate change, murder hornets, orange man bad, cultural appropriation, war on women, pay gap, rape culture, racism, pisslamophobia, white privilege, men are “toxic”, are all leftoxenomorph con jobs. They are playing with us. They are playing with us as if we were retarded children. And every time we bite and fall for it and we get trained and they learn a little more.
If NOTHING AT ALL had been done about covid-19 except a PSA telling people “hey! . . . dudes! . . . wash your hands, will ya?!!” we would not be, from the standpoint of health, any worse than we are now and all the horrendous damage to our economy would not have occurred.
It has all been another leftoxenomorph con job
We have been had. Again.
We have let them know that we are not only sheep, but trained and obedient sheep willing to do anything for wokeness points.
This started more than a hundred years ago.
“1984”, “Harrison Bergeron”, “Brave New World”, “Fahrenheit 451” and “Animal Farm” are not the future. They are the present.
There are a lot of countries missing from that graph - Norway, Denmark, Finland for openers. They don't look the same, and suspicious minds suspect that was intentional. Some of us require more complete data to be persuaded.
Assistant Village Idiot
In other words you require more data to leave covid hysteria than you did to get in.
You don't have any facts for that observation about me. I am going to guess you know nothing about me, yet are willing to leap to conclusions, which suggests your own hysteria is in play.
I think I'm gone again, after years of contributing. There are just too many people at Maggie's who cannot endure the teeniest bit of pushback on this issue. Worse, when people make insane comments they are not called out. That level of brittleness is not persuasive.
Assistant Village Idiot
Good notion regarding other Northern Europe data as well. I’d wish there was more open minds in discussions but this is the www stage and everyone will write their parts of the script.
Is Coronavirus really disappearing in Europe? It seems to me that this is outdated information, because on social networks, on the Internet and on YouTube, there is completely different information, completely different statistics! On the contrary, in many countries, the number of cases of coronavirus is growing. I think this is due to the fact that people are very tired of quarantine and do not adhere to the rules of social distance and contacts. I can understand them. Self-isolation has indeed greatly affected the emotional and physical state of people. Not to mention the financial side!