I’ve been in North Carolina since February, so my experience has been limited to the local response, and watching chats and online reports. It’s my belief that if there wasn’t 24hr coverage of this “pandemic”, and a massive overreaction by governments, very few people would be personally affected. The response to this contagion has been far worse than a virus of this type could even hope to accomplish.
The virus: It’s similar to the flu in its ability to spread, and kill anyone too weak to defend against it. We have never had the ability to track cases of any other virus spreading like we do today. Imagine if the Flu Map existed, and we tracked the spread of a a random flu strain across the entire world. My assumption is that it would look much worse than the current Corona map. The technology, propaganda, and fear mongering have created a global panic around a disease that has similar traits as the annual flu.
It’s been over a week since NC closed all bars, restaurants, and many other businesses.
Ok, i started this post in late March with the above, and now it’s April 26. I quit writing then because I knew I wouldn’t post it since it was still early and many facts and potential was unknown.
Well, I’m back to finish this, and the facts are now out and unknowns are now known.
I just hit South Carolina today for a couple reasons. OBX in North Carolina is closed to visitors, which means the coast in NC is nearly untouchable. The SC governor just announced that the coastal beaches could reopen anytime they choose, which makes them one of the first in the country. This also stakes their claim as one of the states in the US with rationality and low tolerance of BS.
I’ve spent most of April in NC where mandatory shut ins started right after St Patrick’s day. I wasn’t personally affected much because
- I have been telecommuting full time for over 3 years
- I still travel to wherever i want (my home is mobile, and always with me)
- I cut my own hair
- I wash my hands
- I have a decent immune system
- Most of my free time is just spent alone in my trailer anyway
I do miss being able to dine out, visit bars, and play at casinos. I feel like that’s not much to complain about compared to many others that have lost their jobs or been unlucky enough to actually get sick from this virus.
I hope this finds you with minimal disruption to your life as well. This experience has been educational for me at least. I’ve observed many interesting reactions and discovered some things about myself.
My initial reaction was anger that the governments of almost every state followed in line, like rooks on a chessboard. I expected many states to stand their ground, and at least use logic and sense to rationalize their decisions. However, i believe there were big financial incentives that persuaded even the freeest states to shut down lives.
I’ll get in to my hypothesis on the severity of the outbreak now, so’s not to bore you.
The virus is hardly different from any other version of coronavirus. This one has killed people like others, but the pandemic style approach was a very serious overreaction with extremely dire consequences.
The economy was doomed far before this even started, and i think the inevitable collapse of the dollar will be a net positive thing once it happens officially. The value of the dollar has been declining for over 40 years, largely due to an uncontrollable federal reserve fiat printing machine.
Every dollar created costs a tiny fraction of value to disappear from the dollar in your pocket. The problem is that these tiny fractions add up very quickly when multiplied by trillions of fresh new dollars.
Is saving the economy really worth the risk of death?
Well, I guess there’s always risk of death… And i could care less about the economy. I believe the risk posed by this virus should not have caused anyone to lose their job, but that’s because the risk was low and unemployment is potentially devastating.
This was an experiment. Maybe not initially, and maybe not even intentionally, but it at least has become one. I’ve actually imagined Bill Hates coming out with an admission to the world that you have all been part of the largest psyop in history, and that they thank you for your participation and the wealth of data that they were able to obtain.
It’s just a funny dream I have, but could you just imagine the reaction?
Now, the experiment has shown us
- Allegedly, over 60% of the US population believe media, don’t question what they’re told, and believe the government should control their freedom
- The state governors will fall like dominoes if the price is right
- The states with the higher chance of freedom are the ones that did not ‘order’ people to do anything