Tagged: pandemic

How I Feel Today

A few hours ago, I concluded an e-mail reply to a reader about COVID-19, experts, “flattening the curve,” and the abuse of statistics, with this exhausted summary: “I’m getting tired of this story, since there is nothing left to save here, no one left to persuade, and no benefit to be had from muttering common sense into the ether. Slaves want to be...

Random Thoughts on Coronavirus and Death

In recent years, it has become a popular part of the vernacular to say, in a variety of situations, “This will not end well.” This melodramatic expression should now be edited for the coronavirus pandemic, to “This will not end.” Several weeks ago, there was a lot of discussion, grounded in firsthand reports and hard evidence, of the fact that in many jurisdictions,...

Dr. Fauci Maps Out Your Future

Today, America’s Lord and Master, “Dr. Fauci,” is making a plea for Americans to continue taking his word as gospel truth forever and ever, and to sacrifice every iota of dignity and self-government they ever thought they deserved, even though it is now ridiculously obvious that he has no idea what the hell he’s talking about, and has been dead wrong about every...

On Stating the Obvious (Part One)

Michael Levitt is a Nobel Prize-winning professor at Stanford University. Ann Coulter is a cerebral hemorrhage masquerading as a political commentator. Both spoke the truth over the weekend — or rather, both stated the obvious, while conveniently avoiding or overlooking the deepest implications of their respective truths. First, today, the rational side of the equation. (Coulter can wait until I find a more...

Trump calls Fauci’s remarks “not acceptable”

So reads the first headline greeting me on the front page of this morning’s edition of The People’s Daily Panic.  Of course they are not acceptable. They are not acceptable to Trump because they undermine his optics of being in command of this “crisis” like the great wartime president he is (in his dreams). They are not acceptable to people who give two...

The Rule of the Experts, Part Three

One of my most popular and widely referenced articles, back in my “conservative media” days, was a piece entitled “Parasitocracy,” which has subsequently become the opening essay of my Limbo series, Progressivism 101.  That essay sprang to mind as I read this headline from NBC News: “Fauci warns reopening states: You can’t ‘leap over things.’” One of the most important things that the...

The Grateful Slave

A man claims ownership over you. He declares his authority to restrict your movement completely, and to limit your social interactions indefinitely as he sees fit. He browbeats you with belittling criticism and public shaming for your every breach of authority. He chains you to your post, sending his guards to discipline you severely if you should attempt to escape. All the while,...

Rebels Against Freedom

Throughout this Pandemic that Ate a Planet, I have made a fairly concerted effort to avoid reading “opinion pieces” on the subject from anywhere around the world, including those whose authors appear to be nominally on the right side of history, i.e., against the universal enslavement that is currently being passed off as “safety,” “community,” and “protecting the elderly.” Yesterday, quite by accident,...

Stay at home. Save Lives.

Roughly 1.35 million human beings lose their lives in car accidents each year, including 38,000 in the U.S. alone. That’s 3,700 automotive deaths worldwide per day.  “Well, that’s life,” you say. “They knew the risks.”  First of all, no they did not know the risks; for while we all hear the occasional local news story about a fatal accident involving drunken teens on...

Hyperbole Pandemic Update

The Washington Post rings forth with the thrilling and commercially viable — er, I mean deeply disturbing and alarming — news that “Global deaths from virus soar past 100,000.” How, one wonders, are pandemic death tolls measured for speed, in order to determine which death tolls are “soaring” and which merely “plodding”?  Not being an expert on the art of stoking global pandemic...