Category: Socialized Medicine

The COVID Rhetoric Shell Game

Coronavirus “cases” equal positive tests. They do not equal “deaths.” The recent trend in panic-button headlines around the world is increasingly to emphasize case numbers, and particularly numbers of new cases, as though these represent an inherent cataclysm. Fact: If you test far more people, you will likely find far more cases. Another fact: If everyone in the world tested positive for hangnails,...

Opinions in Transition

Michelle Obama, I read in a headline today, says of the transition of presidential administrations, “This is not a game.”  This is important news, partly because many people apparently thought this was a game, but mainly because Michelle Obama is a deeply knowledgeable and experienced statesman who understands and profoundly respects the nature and traditions of republican government. Joe Biden, the U.S. President-Elect-by-Media-Pronouncement,...

Fake News: Election Virus, Non Sequitur Alarmism, Killing the Elderly

I have seen various mainstream news reports predicting that the 2020 U.S. election could have the highest number of voters in American history, with one story speculating that as many as 150 million votes might be cast, which would entail the highest rate of voter turnout among eligible voters since 1908, a whopping 65%.  These predictions, of course, obviously indicate some sort of...

Dr. Fauci Goes Full Totalitarian

Anthony Fauci, a very old man who is presumably going to meet his maker fairly soon, has decided to play out his last hand as a full-on advocate of totalitarian paternalism, calling for a national mask mandate to combat a pandemic that he knows perfectly well is nothing close to the level of dire societal threat that would warrant even the consideration of...

Joke of the Day

The New York Times, the International Communist Party’s newspaper of record, currently features an article claiming vindication for Sweden’s choice not to reduce its entire population to frightened slaves in response to a pesky quasi-flu virus. They do not quite phrase the issue that way, of course, but the NYT is indeed running a story about Sweden’s apparent success in getting the Pandemic...

The Testament of Dr. Fauci

Dr. Fauci, America’s Comforting Grandfather of Doom, says, “We need to hunker down and get through this fall and winter, because it’s not going to be easy.”  “Hunker down” is a polite way of saying “Ruin what’s left of grandma’s life with forced isolation, provoke thousands of suicides among the lonely and desperate, destroy the life savings and career aspirations of tens of...

On Those Who Are Not Getting Sick

The most disturbing and dangerous aspect of The Pandemic that Ate a Planet, according to our friends at Chicken Little News (the official information forum of foxywoxy.gov), is the fact that such a high proportion of its victims never get sick, as though it would somehow be better if a higher proportion of the infected required hospitalization. In this irrational End-Times climate of...

COVID Context

I just finished reading an interesting medical study published in October, 2019, regarding annual flu mortality rates. Given its currency and subject matter, it would be precisely the sort of study that would be getting cited by the news media and government health authorities, if those entities had an interest in providing useful context against which citizens might evaluate the COVID-19 pandemic for...

Terrifying New Tortures

The other day, I unearthed dozens of cases of overt fraud and deliberate misinformation designed to stoke unjustified fear and mass panic for the purpose of tyrannical manipulation — that is to say, I scrolled through the headlines on my Microsoft News homepage. As usual of late, most of the major stories were about COVID-19, and almost all of these were presented with...

More Random Socially Distanced Thoughts

Every positive coronavirus test, every increase in “cases,” every political aide or professional wrestler or meat packer or disco dancer found to have “infected others,” is trumpeted by the totalitarian bootlickers (“journalists”) as an apocalyptic event — and of course, as definitive proof that freedom doesn’t work. Geez, next thing you know, they’ll be trying to tell us we need tyranny to save...