Pandemic Fatigue And Government Control
Pandemic Fatigue And Government Control
We have put up with a whole lot since the first Covid-19 case was diagnosed in Washington State on January 20, 2020. Don’t mask, Mask up. Stay home. Close all businesses, except the big box stores. It’s all a bunch of nonsense, not fit for a free people. President Donald Trump has suffered the brunt of the incoming, but we all get blamed and shamed for wanting to live, while we kill off grandma. Now, the “experts” are worried about pandemic fatigue. How in tarnation do these people live with themselves?
Of course, the New York Times is sounding the clarion call:
In the beginning of the pandemic we rallied, sending loved ones rolls of toilet paper and handing out fruit to delivery drivers. Now, living under a blanket of restrictions has become a way of life, a daily routine of risk calculation and caution. But cases are once again spiking around the world and many people have what some call “pandemic fatigue.”
Ya think? It’s all been a confused, major clustercluck since we first heard of the Wuhan Lung Rot. Dr. Anthony Fauci (grrr!) told us not to wear a mask. Then, we were told to wear a mask to slow the spread. Then, came the mask-shaming Karens. And, Joe Biden and Fauci are still advocating a National Mask Mandate.
Eleven days after the first case was diagnosed, Trump shut down travel from China. Biden called him xenogphobic. Trump, on the advice of Fauci and scarf-lady Birx, called for 15 days to slow the spread of the pandemic, on March 16, 2020. Governors like Whitmer, Cuomo, and Newsom imposed anti-American, draconian shut-downs on their states.
Here we are in late October, still shut down, and the “experts” are warning us to not get together for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Democrat Presidential hopeful, Joe Biden, is warning us about a “dark winter”. Our Deanna wrote about the dark winter of Joe Biden, read it here. Besides being dumb as a post and possibly, allegedly suffering from dementia, Joe Biden is a Debby Downer.
Speaking of Debby Downer, 2020 has been one crisis after another. We have had the Impeachment Crisis, Hurricane Crises, Western Wildfire Crisis thanks to Governors’ mismanagement, murder hornets, a bus-sized asteroid, and the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition to pandemic fatigue, we have fear porn fatigue.
Well, not everyone. The Kens and Karens of Twitter are still claiming we want more dead people:
Apparently “pandemic fatigue” means people are tired of staying home but not tired of seeing people die. https://t.co/04LUIkiCGn
— Mike Simmons (@Astro_MikeS) October 25, 2020
No, Ken, I mean, Mike, it was never about stopping deaths. We were asked to “flatten the curve” so we didn’t overwhelm hospitals. Pandemics kill people. One is too many, as they say. My Uncle Gene’s final co-morbidity was the Wuhan Flu. I get it. But, how many people are dying because they can’t see loved ones or won’t/can’t get needed treatment.
I am with Joakim on this one:
The newest Orwellian word to the #COVID19 collection of insanity: "Pandemic Fatigue." When is the stupidity of 2020 going to end?!
— Joakim Book (@joakimbook) October 25, 2020
ABC’s medical expert, Dr. Jen Ashton has some spectacularly unhelpful pandemic fatigue advice:
Talk about your feelings? Give me a break. We don’t want to hear anymore feelings. We are done with feelings. Here is a quote about feelings from musician Brian Eno:
“Feelings are more dangerous than ideas, because they aren’t susceptible to rational evaluation. They grow quietly, spreading underground, and erupt suddenly, all over the place.”
Here is another quote from Bear Woznik:
LIFE IS DANGEROUS – NO ONE GETS OUT ALIVE
You can stay in your apartment, spraying everything with bleach and water, and wearing your mask. Or, you can get out and live life. I swear to you that I went to a horse show this summer. Outside. Not only did they make us wear masks, but the Kentucky Dressage Association had “officials” in club cars driving around with a six foot pole to make sure we were all “socially distanced”. I was far more worried about one of those beautiful, 1000 pound beasts going rogue and trampling me.
Whatever happened to Americans? I realize not everyone was down with the American Revolution at the time, but we beat the greatest Army the world knew, at that time. We told the King of England to take his taxes and shove them where the Sun don’t shine. The men and women at the time of the Revolutionary War were made of far sterner stuff. Patrick Henry said, “I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”
Can you imagine what the Founding Fathers would say today. I know for a fact they would not say, “Give me safety and put on your mask.”
Pandemic fatigue. No thank you, you nattering nabobs of negativism. Hat tip to William Safire.
Featured Image: Meme currently circulating on Facebook. Original author unknown.