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Tell it, Rusty!

13 May

 
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Posted by on May 13, 2020 in America, The Kulturkampf

 

25 responses to “Tell it, Rusty!

  1. fuzziewuzziebear

    May 13, 2020 at 7:00 am

    A point that he makes that I have to agree with is that we need a new political class. The way that this pandemic has been handled is unconscionable and incompetent. The same might be said of the top one percent.
    As for finding twenty first century solutions, the ones tried have been novel. The economy has been wrecked for a virus no more potent than the flu that we deal with every year.
    As for masks, it seems that normal rules do not apply to the powerful. Do they think that they are immune to the laws of physics?

     
    • Will S.

      May 13, 2020 at 9:59 am

      Nah, they just don’t want to wear them.

      I don’t, either.

      And won’t, unless the law requires me to, which it hasn’t, thus far, here.

       
      • fuzziewuzziebear

        May 13, 2020 at 10:08 am

        There is that, but my gut is telling me that they have contempt for the law that real people abide by.
        I haven’t worn one. My problem with it is that I have no idea where to buy one. If it is a legal requirement, I have a problem with that. The good news is that, here, restrictions are being taken down. As of Monday, restaurants can operate at fifty percent indoor seating. I want a hamburger!

         
      • Will S.

        May 13, 2020 at 10:10 am

        Well yes, they consider themselves above the law.

        We see this with every politician who supports draconian laws for possession of cannabis, but who admits to having toked in their youth.

        Should they then not be subject to the same laws, since they now admit to a crime?

        They oughta do the time! 😉

         
      • Will S.

        May 13, 2020 at 10:11 am

        Or pay the fine, with interest. 😉

         
      • Will S.

        May 13, 2020 at 10:12 am

        I want a haircut. I notice that reddit is censoring posts asking if anyone knows underground barbers. Sheesh!

         
      • electricangel

        May 13, 2020 at 10:22 am

        I look at the mask as a low-cost option. For a few cents I can avoid thousands of dollars cost, plus the possible health damage. But that’s only indoors where there’s even a chance of this thing infecting me. Outdoors, I’m free-breathin’ it.

        Do you wear a seatbelt, Will? Why? Because it’s the law? I don’t wear them if I’m doing a short trip, like driving for a parking spot, but always wear them when my travel is going to exceed 25mph (or how ever you Canucks measure speed). The few seconds invested pay off in big dividends if I have an accident. Which I haven’t. But then, we buy much insurance hoping not to collect on it.

        That having been said, mandatory masking and mandatory seat-belt laws for mature adults need to be repealed.

         
      • Will S.

        May 13, 2020 at 10:32 am

        Hey EA, yes, I wear a seatbelt because it’s the law. I might not wear it for short drives around the corner from my place if it wasn’t, if my car wouldn’t beep at me for not having it on. I do recognize the safety component of that; I don’t want to become a projectile, not only in terms of losing my own life but also potentially impacting others’ as well, so I support the demonstrable logic of seatbelt laws, even if I occasionally chafe at them.

        The authorities can’t even make up their minds on the effectiveness of masks for non-medical personnel; first they said there wasn’t much efficacy for the general public in wearing them, wasn’t necessary, and besides, we should save them for the emergency personnel. Then they did a 180 and said no actually everyone should wear them. If they can’t make up their minds, and deliver a consistent party line at least, why should I listen to them?

        Masks are for bank robbers, antifa, and Muslim women, i.e. the sorts of people other than medical personnel who wear masks typically, covering their faces so we can’t see them or tell their identities.

        Free Christian non-criminal men should generally eschew them.

        It’s just a bad flu.

         
      • electricangel

        May 13, 2020 at 10:52 am

        It kills like a bad flu, but it is more intense than one, Will. Part of the reason people are panicked.

        The authorities lied about masking because they did not have enough for medical personnel (partially because China bought a lot of them here and shipped them home.) rather than tell the truth about the situation, and recommend home-made masks like that Cute Czech girl in the video, they lied. As you might expect the satanically possessed to do.

        All you need to know about masks is at this link:
        https://mobile.twitter.com/nntaleb/status/1244958907962920964

        We knew this in March and could have spared ourselves the whole security theatre (you’re welcome) in April. That we need new elites and leadership is obvious. And not rule by technocrats and scientists, either: those guys were right about the consequences of death from the virus if their models were correct. Political leaders need to take more than one narrow concern into focus, and they clearly did not, letting perpetually scaremongering people like Neil Ferguson destroy the lives and economies of millions of people.

         
      • Will S.

        May 13, 2020 at 11:57 am

        Yes, Canadian medical personnel suffered a shortage of masks because back in January / February, Prime Minister Princess Rockstar (Kevin Michael Grace’s excellent nickname for him) sent a bunch of masks to China… (But didn’t close our borders to flights from there – and still hasn’t; you can tell who really rules Canada… Britain also hasn’t shut down flights from there; you can see how much clout the same nation has even there…)

        Yes, down with globalist liberal managerial technocracy!

         
      • fuzziewuzziebear

        May 13, 2020 at 6:58 pm

        You just reminded me why Kamala Harris, Senator from California, Democrat, dropped out of the Presidential race. She was the Attorney General from that state too.

         
      • Will S.

        May 14, 2020 at 12:04 am

        Ah.

         
      • illuvitus

        May 14, 2020 at 12:13 am

        “It kills like a bad flu, but it is more intense than one, Will. Part of the reason people are panicked.”

        It absolutely is not more intense than a flu. It’s just that until now, no one knew that when pneumonia kills people (and it often does with the flu) that the death is intense.

        What, were people under the impression that “dying peacefully” was how people normally die? Death is horrific.

        People are panicked because instead of leaders, we have doomsday prophets. And instead of journalists, we have more doomsday prophets. The masks spread fear, too, and probably make things worse medically. After all, China (which wears masks religiously because of the pollution), found no benefit to their universal use.

        Whether you like it or not, wearing a mask is like carrying a flag. Again, whether you like it or not, the corporate message behind the flag is more important than whatever message you want to assign personally.

        Because I think fear and panic are true killers while this bug is just a new flu variant that might burn itself out like its older brother in 2003, I refuse to wear a mask. If you are concerned about spreading deadly pathogens, consider that wearing a mask assures you spread the deadly pathogen of hysteria.

         
      • Will S.

        May 14, 2020 at 12:36 am

        Hear, hear!

        Thank you brother!

         
      • electricangel

        May 14, 2020 at 9:32 am

        Illvitus: In the end, it’s going to kill as many people as a bad flu season, though not as many as the Spanish Flu. But it’s going to kill them over a briefer period, so more intense.

        As to masks and fear, it’s one of the few areas we have actual data. Taiwan: masked and not locked down, practically no cases. NYC, locked down for weeks, had spread to people who were obeying the lockdown but were somehow infected at home. So much closer to evidence-based medicine.

        Some things that are not evidence based: 6 foot distance; (or 1 metre as the WHO would have it); wearing a mask outside where sun kills viruses and wind disperses them; washing hands obsessively (originally began back in January based on the report from China that this thing did NOT spread by airborne methods [said lie used to allow Chinese to buy masks to ship to China]). So people doing those things are doing them with no rational reason: compliance (fear) or even worse: the desire to love Big Brother.

        I’m past the stage of my life where I only wear a seatbelt because the law will penalize me; I’ve seen the data, and they just work.

         
  2. Gerry T. Neal

    May 13, 2020 at 11:15 pm

    Guess who considers Reno’s remarks to be a “meltdown”. https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/rusty-reno-melts-down/

    Oh, the irony!

     
    • Will S.

      May 14, 2020 at 12:02 am

      I saw that and commented – and Dreher made an example of me. 🙂

       
      • Gerry T. Neal

        May 14, 2020 at 12:42 am

        Not just an example, an “excellent example”. 😉

         
      • Will S.

        May 14, 2020 at 1:44 am

        🙂

         
  3. feeriker

    May 14, 2020 at 1:12 am

    The last two months show that we need to find a new class of people to run our country, people who won’t be stampeded by terror and panic

    I’d actually prefer to have nobody “running” the country as it’s now constituted. Given its size and “dysfunctional diversity,” trying to “run it” is akin to trying to navigate a giant cement ship without a rudder away from a looming tidal wave. It ain’t gonna happen, and the inevitable catastrophe will just be that much worse given the incompetence of the people at the helm.

    The only remote hope for an effective governing class is to shatter the country into smaller pieces, along ideological lines if not geographical ones.

     
    • Will S.

      May 14, 2020 at 1:47 am

      I really do think that balkanization – subsidiarity, right, the old Catholic principle – is the best model for the West today, generally speaking.

      Combat SCALE:

      by shrinking…

      But still will take much work in each new nation to displace the current elites, in order to put things back as they ought to be.

       
      • electricangel

        May 14, 2020 at 9:34 am

        Is that a real picture? Cannot be.

         
      • Will S.

        May 14, 2020 at 10:14 am

        I doubt it; can’t see Mitt Romney opposing such, he’s a creature of it…

         
    • Will S.

      May 14, 2020 at 2:27 am

      But, as mentioned recently:

      https://patriactionary.wordpress.com/2020/05/11/hey-alberta-separatists-this-would-still-happen-if-alberta-was-independent/

      I think anyone who thinks that secession alone will solve all their problems is hopelessly naive.

      The hard work of removing the current class of misgoverning elites from all the institutions will have to be done in every country…

       

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