The Government That Cried Wolf

For as long as anyone can remember, the United States government has wallowed in fear mongering. Now there’s actually a real legitimate threat to the national health, and many people, especially the young, aren’t listening to warnings.

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  1. A question I haven’t seen covered in the rest of the media (And let’s face it, Ted’s is one of the few sites where you can ask questions without fear of being censored by the pecksniffs.) is that of manifestation. With a snowstorm or a hurricane, you know by looking out a window (there goes a tree, fiddly-dee-dee the snow’s up to the top of the window and I can’t look out any more).

    When/by what means will the severity of the coronavirus be made evident to the majority, and have I missed it or has the media simply not bothered pointing that out? “Ladies and gentlemen, everything looks okay right now, but within two or three weeks the bodies will be choking the rivers.”

    Right now, in my portion of New York, the only signs of anything amiss are due to the warnings being broadcast. The supermarket shelves that are empty? Because everyone is being told how severe this is going to get. The masks? DItto. The gloves. Yup. Social distancing. Uh-huh.

    How will it finally become evident that we are ass-deep in a fire?

    • We only know gravity by the falling of bodies under its influence.

      People ask what gravity is but only receive descriptions of how bodies fall in a gravitational field.

      We only know what gravity is by measurements and mathematical metaphors.

      Likewise, we can only know covid19 by the gravity of its falling bodies.

      Some will have to go where the bodies are to sense the gravity of the situation.

      Some never will.

      • Glenn,
        Thank you. That was a lucid and concise explanation. It is also what I feared.
        The people who make it out of crowded nightclubs unharmed are the ones who smell smoke and say, “Get up. We’re leaving. Right now.”
        By the time we start seeing the bodies (they–you know, “they”–will hide them from our vision for as long as possible) it will be too late.
        Hope we’re all still around in a month.

  2. “Fool me once…shame on you. Fool me twice… uh..uh.. you can’t get fooled again.”

    Something or other like what George W. Bush said during his time as “the most trusted [liar] man in the world”.

    Dear American Simplicios, I too am waiting for you gullibles to catch up to my level of reality perception.

    • I wish it could be true.

      Meanwhile, back on Earth, the hoax keeps on going….
      Politico: DOJ seeks new emergency powers amid coronavirus pandemic
      One of the requests to Congress would allow the department to petition a judge to indefinitely detain someone during an emergency.

      America delenda est!

      • «One of the requests to Congress would allow the department to petition a judge to indefinitely detain someone during an emergency.» Not to worry, SomeoneElse, given the impartiality and lack of bias with which the US government is run, no doubt it will be the virus – SARS-CoV-2 – not, e g, political opponents, which will be detained «indefinitely»….

        Henri

  3. mhenriday, as a fantasy, I’d rather favour the Rapture than your last one…
    Imagine all these American evangelists spirited away from the Earth (thus protecting us from another sanitary crisis) bringing about the downfall of capitalism in their country.
    Then we’ll have seven years to cleanse the planet of the miscreants left over.

    America delenda est!

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