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Learned I must be on the right track. As all this BS hasn't really effected my life at all. Wife works from home now that's it.
Of course the life time of practice and education from forefathers has sure come in handy.
Last edited by bigwheel; 06-06-2020 at 08:31 PM.
Being that the virus appeared to spread quickly, it was new to the U.S., an I'm not an epidemiologist by trade, I gave the powers that be 1 month to figure it out. I followed the guidelines, listened intently to new developments, followed the reported case counts, and waited for someone to start making sense of it.
After a while, and paying close enough attention, I started to conclude that one of two things must be true.
1. "The powers that be" are inept and incapable of determining the real threat this virus poses, even with all of the knowledge the rest of the world was producing, and had been producing for months prior. Something new had arrived, and nobody knew what to do about it.
2. A deliberate lie was being weaved. Too many things didn't make sense. Too many contradictions were appearing. Too many professional voices were being silenced, drowned out, or ridiculed into obscurity. Too many self-proclaimed professionals, with no history in the field, were contributing to the discussion with an air of authority on the matter. Too many winners and losers were being chosen, and non-random patterns were emerging in who won and who lost.
What is an American supposed to think? His government is useless, and incapable of discerning truth and reality when no expense was being spared? Or his government was using a crisis to learn what plays work, and what plays don't, what the people will accept, and what they will reject. How far could they push before being pushed back.
So I stopped participating. I started researching, finding all manner of sources of people with real-word experience who were not being filtered by politics. I stopped the mask nonsense. I stopped pretending that "social distancing" had a scientific basis, and wasn't just a high school science project(it was). And I realized a lot of folks around me did the same. We just weren't willing to give that much control of our lives over to the government who wasn't giving real answers, while a media machine fed us nothing but fear.
The government learned a lesson, and so did I.
And from the hundreds of people standing in line outside gun stores around the nation, I'd say I wasn't the only one who learned the same lesson.
"Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats." - H. L. Mencken
"The clever cat eats cheese and breathes down rat holes with baited breath." W. C. Fields
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Well.. he was actually a PhD in physics. Absolutely nothing to do with epidemiology....
"Erosion of our rights just takes a few good men doing nothing"
Who is John Galt?