Death (mounted on his horse Binky) stalks the altered reality of the new normal
Picture: Death (from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld (source: Silverene, WordPress )
A question being asked frequently in articles and comment threads on COVID 19 responses at mainstream media website in UK, USA Canada and Australia is: “Why will conservatives not wear masks to stop the spread of COVID – 19 coronavirus?
This usually triggers a storm of accusations from ‘the left’ suggesting that conservatives are too selfish to care about the wellbeing of fellow citizens.
Has the Covid-19 crisis blown apart the psychological theory that pathogen avoidance conservatism is an evolutionary response and conservatives are more likely to be concerned with individual freedom while ‘progressives’ think in terms of group survival?It’s bollocks of course, but there is some truth in the suggestion that people on the Left tend to be more in favour of lockdowns, social distancing and mask-wearing, while those on the Right are more likely to think that shutting down the economy will do more harm – and perhaps even cost more lives in the longer term.
This would seem to contradict the theory that behavioural tendencies associated with the Right evolved as a response to the threats. On the assumption that strangers, as well as arriving in wooden horses and armed to the teeth, are more likely to carry pathogens for which tribe members have no immunity, the idea is that xenophobia (literally, “fear of the foreign”) developed as an avoidance mechanism.
But maybe there is another factor that should be considered. Conservatives and libertarians (while being sure the pandemic is a hoax I object to being described as a conservative,) are generally more independent minded and thereforer more likely to have questioned the official narrative and found that for every piece of scaremongering pseudo science trumpeted by mainstream media, there is another, properly conducted and fully documented research project that has produced a contradictory result.
And because of our sceptical, questioning nature we are more likely to have learned that the risk to life from this relatively mild virus is negligible: statistically under 70s have more chance of perishing from a road accident. Therefore suppression is likely to be counterproductive exerting positive selection pressure to enable the spread of more deadly strains: if everyone else is confined the only places where the virus can spread are the hospitals/care homes where people are dying.
This has been argued by any number of professionals – they’re just ignored by media, eg Dr Knut Wittkowski. As Dr Wolfgang Wodarg put it: ‘The emperor has no clothes’, i.e. CV-19 is just another ‘corona’ shaped respiratory virus but with global PR.
Seasonal death rates have been higher in recent years, the 2014 / 15 flu season being an example, yet there was no lockdown, no mandatory mask wearing or trashing of economies, and nobody panicked. There was no reason in principle why such “deaths” weren’t just as unacceptable as deaths from COVID 19, five years later ‘ or why we shouldn’t have ‘cared’ or worn masks in those years. Even more surprising, why are we not being retrospectively castigated for not ‘saving lives’ by putting entire populations under house arrest in the way we are being castigated now for the historical atrocity that was the slave trade.
We’ve always taken it for granted that some old or otherwise infirm people will perish in flu season while the majority who are infected will merely be out of action for a few days however unpleasant that might be. I’m old myself but would sooner be free to roam than be guaranteed life in confinement even if it’s ‘only a mask’.
If a virus isn’t deadly surely it’s better to be infected and thereby gain immunity, although for balance I have to mention that some research has shown antibody immunity lasstsonly a few weeks in the case of this virus – which would make the current efforts to rush through the development of a vaccine useless.
We know that respiratory viruses evolve else we couldn’t get cold/flu more than once. We used to have German Measles (Rubella) parties when I was a child for that reason, because the same virus is harmless in children but dangerous later in life – were we ‘left wing’?.
The logic of letting the disease run its course is identical. It’s hard to fathom how otherwise intelligent people can’t comprehend that. On the other hand professional journalists/’scientists’ in our world are de facto propagandists and bound to calibrate their opinions according to the wishes of whoever is paying them.
In fact the published opinions of some scientists contradict their own published work. But the virus has become a political rather than a health issdue: viz the way using HCQ (quinine) in conjunction with zinc and vitamin D supplements has been demonized as quackery in the USA since President Trump spoke in favour of it, while in many nations where Trump is not president it has proved a very effective treatment in relieving symptoms, though it is not a cure. Like ‘carbon’ or Diversity, around which identical ‘globalist’ interests have coalesced, COVID – 19 is now part of the right / left dichotomy and therefore the debate is no longer grounded in reality.
What should dismay us is they way so many people have so readily surrendered their their capacity for independent and critical thinking when it comes to this. there is the group trying to control everyone and their enablers, useful idiots, and the rest.
What is becoming obvious to me at least is that while COVID – 19 is now a political rather than a health issue, the terms left and right have become more meaningless than ever. This is now the issue that is dividing us into the fearful who, terrified by an invented risk, are willing to trade independence for the illusion of security provided by an authoritarian state and those who prefer to think for themselves, act on their conclusions and take personal responsibility for their decisions.
Latest COVID Scam move a step too far?
The scam goes on with the latest move to keep the coronavirus fear and panic conspiracy afloat being a rumour that the government will ask over 50s in Britain to”shield” (i.e. place themselves under house arrest,) throughout the winter. But it may be the tipping point, public rteaction has been totally negative.
Coronavirus Pandemic: The Scam Continues
Just when we thought it was safe to go out in the fresh air …… the government and their “scientific advisers have thought of a way to extend the scam. It seems that as we have been saying since March, trashing the economy and destroying the fabric of society is less impoortant to them than advancing their plan for a global, authoritarian government …Continue reading
Covid virus tests useless
As the Coronavirus rolls on with every trumpeted breakthrough fizzling out into a great big nothing, political leaders and media ‘influencers’ keep telling us we must follow the science. Yet with so much contradictory and conflicting evidence, perhaps it’s time we learned that “following the science” is the worst thing we can do? The Daily Stirrer has been telling you since the start of the farrago that scientist is a synonym of wanker,
Covid 19: Statistics, Lies and the Corruption Of Science.As the COVID — 19 pandemic continues to dominate the news and defy the efforts of researchers to understand its many mysteries, including its origins and why it affects people who contract the virus in wildly different ways, one thing we have learned for certain so far is the extent to which the Pharmaceuticals manufacturers cartel (colloquially Big Pharma,) exercise a pernicious influence over medical research and healthcare.
COVID19 PCR Tests are Scientifically MeaninglessPoliticians and “experts” scream and shout about testing and isolation being the way to halt the COVID 19 pandemic to a halt, but everything else they hsve told us about the disease has been absolute bollocks, why should this be any different?
Well surprise, surprise, it isn’t any different. The idea that testing everybody ten times a day (OK I might be exaggerating for effect,) will do any good is just another diversionary tactic …
Critics Batter The Fake Science Used To Justify The Lockdown As Boris Waffles
Regular readers may recall this blog was among the first to expose the fact that the pandemic model predicting 500,000 COVID – 19 deaths if the entire nation was not placed under indefinite house arrest was based on a deeply flawed mathematical model of the pandemic built by a “scientist” at Imperial College, London, a college heavily reliant on funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. You may also recall we have reported on the determination of psychopathic megalomaniac Gates to insert himself into this phoney crisis
Coronavirus: Fear and Panic and a Globalist Power Grab
World Leaders Insist ‘Economic Lockdowns Ravage the Very Fabric of Societies’
An impressive array of more than 500 prominent world leaders, academics, and Nobel Laureates have written “A Call to Defend Democracy” in the face of a worldwide rise in government authoritarianism during the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic. The June 25 text declares that beyond health concerns the COVID-19 pandemic is “a political crisis that threatens the future of liberal democracy.”
Oxford Covid Vaccine Fails But Big Pharma Will Sell It Anyway
Many highly – placed members of the lockdown forever cult, Bill Gates among them, have been spreading the idea that lockdown must continue until a vaccine for COVID – 19 is available because only a vaccine can save us. More level headed types (i.e. those of us routinely dismissed as conspiracy theorists, have warned that as the virus affects the upper respiratory tract and nasal passages, where there can be no antibody response it is unlikely there will ever be an effective vaccine …
Greenteeth and Daily Stirrer posts on Coronavirus. Is it a real, existential threat to humanity, is it an exercise in generating fear and panic in response to the nationalist pushback against globalism, or is it a deep state power grab. We don’t know, but we will report and examine aspects of the story mainstream media will not inform you of.
The Coronavirus Response Is The Biggest Assault On Freedom Since World War 2
Things have gone so far beyond what can be considered a rational response to an outbreak of a highly contagious but for most people relatively minor illness that I am starting to believe even the conspiracy theories I know I made up myself. Boggart Bloggers predicted weeks ago the current outbreak of coronavirus would see a massive hyping of the threat level leading up to an assault on our freedoms …
Scientist who convinced Boris lockdown was the only way to beat coronavirus criticised many times for flawed research
The scientist whose mathematical models of how the coronavirus would spread in the UK and the wildly exaggerated estimates of how many deaths might result from the epidemic reportedly led to the decision to implement a countrywide lockdown and trash the economy has been criticised in the past for flawed research.
Has The World Health Organisation Been Helping Chinese Coronavirus Cover Up
Many people suspected as far back as January, when stories about an epidemic of a new virus began to leak out of China that we were not and would not be told the whole story. The virus infecting thousands of Chinese in the large inland city of Wuhan was, we learned, a strain of corona virus, the genre that infects us with the common cold, influenza and a host of other infections of varying seriousness.
Coronavirus deaths: Are The Authorities Deceiving Us?Yesterday we reported that a Canadian outfit had carried out an analysis of China’s response to Coronavirus and concluded that while politicians and academics (aka “scientists” or “experts”) are heaping praise on the way the regime in Beijing has contained and controlled its epidemic, the Chinese have actually been lying, the epidemc is still raging and numbers of infections and deaths from COVID – 19 are far higher than reported,
Is This The Smoking Gun That Proves China Has Lied About The Coronavirus Outbreak
With the number of confirmed cases of, and deaths from coronavirus in Italy, a nation of 63 million people having now surpassed the number of infections officially admitted by the government of China, a nation of 1.4 billion and the nation where the news strain of coronavirus, COVID – 19 was first observed, it was obvious to the realists among us that the Chinese government’s claims to have contained the virus were deeply suspect and further claims that the outbreak were under control were as reliable as reported sightings of The Tooth Fairy …
As We Predicted The Coronavirus bill Is The Biggest Assault On Freedom Since World War 2
Things have gone so far beyond what can be considered a rational response to an outbreak of a highly contagious but for most people relatively minor illness that I am starting to believe even the conspiracy theories I know I made up myself. Along with my fellow Boggart Bloggers I predicted weeks ago the current outbreak of the so – called coronavirus would see a massive hyping of the threat level leading up to an assault on our freedoms. And that is exactly what we have seen happening over the past week.
Germany’s Official State TV Channel Cheers Coronavirus For Killing Old People
Trawling around the weirder fringes of the web, as we bloggers and cyberjournalists are sometimes obliged to if we want to bring you the news the mainstream will not report, one occasionally comes across something important but disturbing – like being brought face – to – face with how sick and warped the far left ecopsychos really are. Take a sketch recently broadcast as part of a satirical show the title of which translates as Bohemian Browser Ballet, shown by German state broadcaster ARD.
UK To Ask Citizens Over 70 To Self – Isolatate For 4 MONTHS As Coronavirus Fails To Kill Zillions
UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock today confirmed the government plans to ask people aged over 70 to isolate themselves for up to four months amid a coronavirus pandemic. The goal is to protect them.
It’s quite obvious to us, experienced bloggers that we are, that the government, civil service, law enforgement and national security agencies and all the assorted experts and talking heads have forgotten the lesson our generation learned from The Hitch Hiker’s Guide To The Galaxy …