Author: Daren Jonescu

This means war!

A lot of people, from Trump on down, and from all political angles, are in love with the “war analogy” with respect to this virus outbreak. I have rejected that analogy on its face for a number of reasons until now, but since so many insist on invoking it, let’s go there for a moment. An enemy is at the gates. The entire...

A Coronavirus Action Plan from the Lunatic Fringe

Okay, the Virus that Ate a Civilization is spreading like wildfire — well, like a bad flu virus, actually — in spite of all government attempts to maintain the pretense that state-manufactured action plans can solve this problem (state-manufactured action plans having proved so effective in solving so many other societal problems over the centuries). The current worldwide solution of preference: tear up...

A Problem on the Horizon for Virus Alarmists?

One of the most interesting trends in coronavirus propaganda since the virus hit North America — or rather, since it hit an American news media desperate for a new political strategy for defeating Donald Trump, if we are to be perfectly honest — is the frequent appearance of “shock” stories about celebrities testing positive for the virus.  First it was Sophie Grégoire (Trudeau),...

Musings in Descent

Today, nothing upsets the earnest and panic-stricken more than comparing the coronavirus to the flu. “How dare you?” they object, as though you had just called their wives trollops. They need this virus to be something of an entirely different order, something so utterly incomparable and unprecedented. Why? To justify their fears, which they are loving more than life itself at the moment....

Goodbye, America

I just read this “breaking news”: California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a “stay at home” order for the entire state at a Thursday evening press conference. The order is set to go into effect at midnight. A stay at home order for the entire state, the biggest one in the Union. I believe they used to call that enslavement.  And yet today, over...

Root Causes of Mortality

So it turns out that almost every single Italian who has died “from” the coronavirus had an underlying preexisting health condition. In other words, this bad flu bug hit them when they were already weakened by something, causing complications for their already compromised health — just like the common flu does to thousands of people every year. Gee, who could have predicted that?...

Listen to the Experts

According to experts, the coronavirus pandemic could be with us for eighteen months, two years, or forever. During this time, experts explain, it is essential that humans avoid all unnecessary contact with other humans, in the name of preventing the spread of this virus which has already spread so widely that no one has any idea whatsoever how many people have contracted it....

More Notes from the End (Updated with more End!)

U.S. Senate majority leader and Trump puppet-master Mitch McConnell, speaking about the senate vote on Congress’s “emergency relief package” for coronavirus: “My counsel to them is to gag and vote for it,” he said. “We’re able to rise above our normal partisanship and many times our normal positions because these are not ordinary times. This is not an ordinary time,” he said. He’s...

Notes from the End of the World

I am taking a short break from my boatload of work, as I try to design inescapable e-classes on the fly, all the while knowing that this form of education is inherently second-rate. And how better to enjoy a few peaceful moments away from the grind than to reflect on the accelerating descent of civilization in the grip of the most suicidal mass...

Notice to Readers

Dear Limbo Friends, This is just a quick note to let you know that I haven’t abandoned you, or gotten sucked into the Evil Pandemic Vortex. Well, let me correct that: Yes, in a sense I have gotten sucked into the Evil Pandemic Vortex. I am in voluntary self-lockdown, trying to finish preparing a pile of online teaching files for the beginning of...