I have always marveled at how gullible the American people can be. I go to Walmart and the grocery store (without a mask—try and stop me) and almost everyone is wearing a mask or a bandana. When I was in line at the post office the other day, I walked over to the forms counter and the lady behind me jumped back in panic as if I was radio-active. When you are cruising through the aisles of the stores you can hear a voice on the overhead urging us to maintain social distancing rules, wash your hands for 20 seconds, and only leave your home if it is absolutely necessary. For the life of me I can’t tell the difference between that propaganda and the voice on the monitor in Orwell’s “1984”—big brother programming our minds to conform to the constant drumbeat from the Ministry of Truth.
Too extreme? Consider the recent announcement from YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki that any dissent from the advice and indoctrination of the World Health Organization will not be tolerated and will be summarily deleted from the YouTube platform. This is based on the pretense that anyone who disagrees with the almighty WHO is spreading “medically unsubstantiated” information. I don’t suppose it ever occurred to Wojcicki that the WHO’s information could be equally unsubstantiated. But never mind. We aren’t supposed to ask such questions. The Ministry of Truth frowns on it.
Wojcicki and the other voices played back in an endless loop all around us day in and day out are essentially practicing what is known as “thought control.” No dissent from the approved narrative is permitted. Opposition to the “truth” given from on high will be silenced. The people will believe what they are told, and they will only hear what we want them to hear. If you tell them something different, you are an enemy of the state, and an enemy of the “truth.” Believe the myth, or else. Leave your house, and people will die—it will be your fault.
So, what is this myth? It’s the idea that for the healthy population at large, containment is the correct strategy to follow in order to deal with the situation. The world’s foremost epidemiologists are trying to teach us that it is not true. But they don’t get media coverage. They don’t conform to the “truth.”
The real truth is we should apply the model of immunity, not containment. The only way a virus can be killed is through mass immunity (what some people call “herd immunity”). The only way mass immunity can be achieved is through mass exposure, not containment. Human beings themselves are the most powerful weapons against this virus. Each one of us is a walking talking assault weapon that can blow it away like Clint Eastwood as he mows down another San Francisco punk. But hordes of ignorant stooges are doing everything possible to see to it we are not loaded. If masks, lockdowns, and social distancing (which is a pathetic joke) are effective, they are delaying and blocking that push toward large-scale immunity, and therefore they are prolonging the life cycle of the virus, which means more people will die. Those who are elderly and have pre-existing medical conditions are the exception to this. But those people shouldn’t be wearing masks in public, they shouldn’t be in public at all. They should be in isolation.
Another of the pathetic jokes in this whole charade is the idea that you are under house arrest but can leave home if your purpose is arbitrarily decreed by the totalitarian governors as “essential.” Apparently no one has the intelligence to realize that the fact that something is essential doesn’t make it any less dangerous. We are “allowed” (creepy, huh?) to go to the grocery store in Colorado, because buying food is “essential.” But what do you think is happening at the grocery store? People are spreading the virus. And don’t give me this nonsense about social distancing and wearing masks at the grocery store to minimize exposure. These masks don’t seal your face completely. Do you really think a mask that doesn’t even seal your face is going to prevent a microscopic pathogen from entering and exiting your respiratory system? And six feet? Don’t insult my intelligence. Six hundred feet wouldn’t make any difference. Air circulates throughout a grocery store to such a degree that a virus, if airborne, will fly from one end of the store to the other, laughing all the way at our six feet absurdity and our silly little masks.
If containment is the objective of these lockdowns, then they have to be true lockdowns. In other words, true quarantine, not occasional isolation interrupted by excursions that completely defeat the purpose of the lockdowns. But no one talks about this, and maybe no one is even thinking about it. Because almost everyone has lost their minds. Mystery solved.
Containment is not only the wrong strategy, it is impossible. The right strategy is not only possible, but mind-bogglingly easy. Let the young and healthy expose each other to their heart’s content. Exposure leads to immunity, and immunity kills the virus. Problem solved. In other words, do nothing. Live your lives as you always have. But this strategy doesn’t give our politicians an excuse to transform our society into a communist dictatorship, so it will be mocked and ridiculed enough to make the media’s treatment of president Trump look like fawning admiration.
The best benchmark we have available is the flu. You don’t have to be a brilliant scientist to simply observe the outcomes of these viral events. In 2017/18 the flu infected 45 million people in the U.S. (No, that’s not a typo.) That infection quantity is far greater than COVID-19, which according to the CDC has infected far fewer people. The flu killed over 60,000 people in the U.S. during that season. Yet no one went around shaming other people for not wearing masks because of the flu, and neither did any despotic government officials force the country to commit economic suicide out of irrational panic. Someone may say the flu is not identical to C19. But the same epidemiologists who are trying to train us to adopt the strategy of immunity are also telling us that the two pathogens are more similar than they are different. This is becoming more and more obvious as the “experts” are reducing the numbers and we are not seeing them approach the numbers we got from the flu by a country mile.
The other glaring fact we should not overlook is that we breathe in millions of microscopic pathogens every time we inhale. Our immune systems know how to pulverize them, and if they’re new, our immune systems will eventually learn how to do the same with them. But this won’t happen if we practice the paranoid perversion of social interaction known as containment. So we are fighting hard to protect the virus, not the people. We are doing everything in our power to become weak and vulnerable. This is madness. If we run and hide every time a threat comes along, it will wipe us out without a second thought. Why? Because we have trained ourselves to be both weak and subservient all at the same time. And for that, the totalitarian dictators sitting in the governor seats of the U.S. love us.
Why is a virus that is less dangerous than the common flu being used as an excuse to impose such destructive totalitarian measures on untold numbers of people? Why is it being used to justify taking away our 1st Amendment rights indefinitely? I don’t fall for conspiracy theories. I identify the current behavior on the part of our governments and corporations as orwellian, because it is essentially identical. But that’s not a matter of giving credence to conspiracy theories. Theories and behavior are not the same thing. So I’m not going to speculate on why this is happening. I merely offer the plain observation that state governors have become dictators—the kind of tyrants the American Revolution fought tooth and nail to oppose.
Whenever I make my trips to Walmart and the grocery stores, which are as frequent as I can make them, and I see everyone mindlessly and dutifully being obedient to the current paradigm of paranoia like children who have been lobotomized, I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. No one ever behaves like this during the flu season, which infects and kills far more people. But something tells me this is the new normal whenever another one of these cherished pathogens begins to spread throughout the American population. Government agencies will have to take the same draconian measures for the flu next year that they did for COVID-19 this year. If they don’t, it will be embarrassingly obvious to all, if it isn’t already, that almost everyone drank the Covid Kool Aid.