I write this post only minutes after the Dow Jones industrial average has closed down 3,000 points and lost 13% in a single day. Bigger than the collapse of 1929. This wasn’t even on the front page of international news outlets. It has been that kind of week. If you follow this blog, you know that we do not feel that there is really a pandemic happening right now. It is cold and flu season, yes. That is all it is. People have colds. Fatality rates have been comically mis-applied and exaggerated. The media has forced a panic down our throats from the top, when all that is really happening is cold and flu season. But at the end of the day, as comical and absurd as this all is at its heart, the saddest part is that panic is panic. It does not matter how manufactured or ridiculous the panic is. Once society is panicking, it really does not matter what caused the panic or whether it makes sense. Society is deep in a panic for the ages right now. It is on par with the greatest instances of mass hysteria in the history of mankind. As calm as the average person claims to be, the damage being inflicted right now is deep and irreversible. Panic is panic, and unfortunately it is very real right now. The ramifications of the past week will reverberate throughout generations to come.
The silliest thing I keep hearing are the idea of “carriers”. No, you are not a “carrier”. The bug is so weak that you had no response to it. Does that sound ten times more fatal than influenza? Of course not. Wake up, people. This is just cold and flu season, dressed up with mass hysteria. We do not need to “flatten the curve”…having the common cold is no strain on hospital beds, even if we saw some huge spike (and we haven’t). The elderly always should be in your thoughts during cold and flu season. Flatten the curve is a cop-out fueling the weak mindedness of the average person.
The unawakened are using any possible justification to follow the herd. They’ll say it’s uncertain whether the fatality rate is 2-3% (wrong), they’ll say that we need to “flatten the curve” (very nice visual, but wrong), and they’ll say that we need to protect the elderly (true, but irrelevant). Stop caving in and allowing these cowardly cop-outs. This is a case of mass hysteria, plain and simple. Nothing more, nothing less. Mass hysteria.