Posted On: Saturday - November 13th 2021 6:53PM MST
In Topics:   Healthcare Stupidity  Kung Flu Stupidity
["Position paper"?! Keep this up, and we can get away with soliciting for funding - PS Accounting Department, kinda tired of working for nuthin']
(I wish it were an anti-hysteria booster.)
Since we realized that this Kung Flu PanicFest was no flash-in-the-pan in early April of '20, Peak Stupidity has covered this form of stupidity consistently, with (hey!) exactly 200 posts with the Kung Flu Stupidity topic key, counting this one.*
There have been various flavors of this Kung Flu stupidity, and Peak Stupidity has concentrated our efforts on the face masking business more than any other one item. One could say that this part of the PanicFest is not nearly as important as others. No doubt the LOCKDOWNSs were the most Totalitarian imposition of a Built Back Better Police State, till recently, that is. The LOCKDOWNs were excoriated here, but mostly likely due to my being in a reasonable State/area, that was a short period, seeming like long ago, that I've able to leave behind. That doesn't at all negate the fact that precedents have been set. Then, there is the financial and societal fall-out too.
Then, there is the Social Distancing crapola. I should say "was". I see hardly anyone who takes that stupidity seriously anymore, much less complies. We just had our follow-up on S.D. Elevator etiquette, and maybe a quick rundown post on what I've seen is in order. As for me personally, I think back, and I don't recall ANY time, from the very beginning that I ever took it seriously, or that I ever complied with ANY of it. Even back with the floor-sitcker-guided shopping buggy lines in Target, I had to get in that line, but I didn't worry about where I stood or rolled. I used to note others getting wary about it, but it's not even a thought for me, excepting when I see some idiotic poster still up on a wall or window.
The mandating of the COVID-19 experimental vaccines have taken the lead now in Kung Flu Totalitarianism. This one didn't start out as anything to be worried about. I figured if people wanted to get this vaccine, more power to them This is a Libertarian site (along with Conservative - see this post) - so I have no problem with anyone else doing harm to his own body. Additionally, I liked that this vaccine, whatever it's medical effects might be, had the emotional effect on its experimentees of getting them to calm the hell down about the dreaded Covid-one-niner. It was fairly successful in this, I'd say, for individuals.
But, then why do we keep hearing about the Covid-one-niner, almost as much as in April of '20? Of course, the Lyin' Press want to keep this PanicFest (Season 3 now!) gravy train rolling along. Why do people still listen though? Most are no longer in panic mode about the virus, per my observation, as discussed above. Well, most of what we hear or read is about the vaccine now. It turns out that no, you can still contract the Kung Flu. Oh, and you can still spread the same virus around, maybe even quicker than those poor un-vaccinated bastards. Maybe you won't get nearly as sick if you go get it. If that's the case, good on you.
I see no common sense reason that individuals should have any more big concern about this virus. After all, if you've been vaccinated, well, pat yourself on the back if you want, or just be glad you made that decision (possibly the right thing still for some). You shouldn't be concerned about us unvaccinated. We're not doing you any harm. Us unvaxxed are obviously not that concerned. Some of us never have been.
Why, then, was the vaccine first pushed on us increasingly more vociferously by media, government, and Big Biz, and then recently been demanded of us via direct threats to our jobs, careers, freedom of travel, and, in some places, ability to live life normally? That'll be the subject of a subsequent post. The statement here will be the personal position on it for me and my family.
With a face mask on only in positions where I'd be fired otherwise or dragged out of the store, that total lack of participation in the Social Distancing, and working around people from all over the place, I am pretty sure I've been exposed to this bug. I've also hung out with people daily who tested positive, stayed home for their 10 days (back when they took this seriously) and got nothing but a spell of weakness, upset stomach for a few hours, etc. I got nuthin'
I’ve been told to stay home from work 3 separate times due to having worked closely with people with the Kung Flu. (They can’t tell you who it was due to HIPAA laws.) All 3 times I had no symptoms, and I told them I’d be glad to come in to work. Nope.
I've written a few times about my wife's participation in the PanicFest from April '20 through about early summer of that year. Yeah, like the guy in Monty Python's Holy Grail who got turned into a newt, well, she got better...** At this point, she's not quite as tired of this PanicFest as me, but she is even more anti-vax than I am, at the risk of her job.
I have already told the story of another family member whose immediate boss helped him get a religious waiver through, so that he wouldn't take the retirement package - see Just another Maskless Monday. There is one who has taken the vaccine. She is at the age where it might do some good against the virus. However, she had ill effects from one of the booster shots, getting a type of condition that she's never had before. As for the rest of us, we're not getting it, and, not only that, not a one of us has ever tested positive for Covid-19, as, like the Amish, we have seen no reason to get tested cause we don't watch TV.
Until reading more and more about the ill effects of these vaccines, I'd based my decision to avoid this thing based on:
1) No benefit I could foresee by taking it, vs. no harm in not taking it.
2) The whole idea that any government in this country should have the power to force Americans to make this important medical decision in favor of getting an experimental vaccine with KNOWN ill effects. (As commenters here have mentioned, a Swine Flu vaccine in the 1970's was completely discontinued over a 2-digit number of deaths due to it, yet these ones have caused 1000 times and maybe 10,000 times as many.)
Now, my decision to not take the Kung Flu vaccine is based on medical worries as well.
That's the situation here at Peak Stupidity headquarters. I will
* We started writing about it in January of '20, but the first 2 were China- oriented, then from late February until it was no longer a joke by April Fools Day (how Bizzaro-Worldly appropriate).
** That movie and The Life of Brian have so many scenes that crack me up to no end!