Posted On: Wednesday - March 16th 2022 1:22PM MST
In Topics:   Poetic Stupidity  Kung Flu Stupidity
Peak Stupidity included this image in our June 1, '20 post I miss my Kung Flu TV. In that post we really thought the PanicFest was over (due to the new Infotainment of the BLM/antifa Commie rioting). Ha! Can we pick 'em, or what? Yeah, "what"!
Beware the Ides of March! This date is highly arguable, but I pick the middle of March of 2020 as the beginning of the Kung Flu PanicFest for a reason. Mr. E.H. Hail, he of the Hail to You blog that has covered this PanicFest so well, will differ. He has lots of evidence on this too. Other would too.
Peak Stupidity chose this middle of March '20 date because that is the date when the PanicFest affected our family, as school kids were sent home. See our post from 2 years ago day before yesterday - School's Out For Ever!* I didn't take that as a bad thing, really a silver-lining as a big promotion of homeschooling, in fact, but it meant that these Panickers were intent on changing our lives based on this hysteria.
Other Totalitarian measures were starting to be put in place in my locale, though they never got as bad as what I've read from elsewhere. Yet Anthony Fauci is an honorable man. The LOCKDOWNs of businesses coming were the worst, ravaging the local service economy, which is most of what's left of ANY economy. I don't thing they were in full effect yet by this date 2 years ago. (None of the 6 posts Peak Stupidity posts on the Kung Flu had that capital LOCKDOWN in it yet.) The masking was half-assed, enforcement-wise, but taken seriously by most. Yet, Anthony Fauci is an honorable man. There was all that hand wringing and hand waving over hand washing starting too, as contagion from surfaces was BIG.
Yes, it had already gotten stupid by 2 years ago. However, it became real right then, on the Ides of March, as the local school board either freaked out like every other branch of government or covered their asses like the rest, with the same resulting effect. The kids went home, and we learned a whole lot more, including what a PanicFest is like. It was at this time that our "leaders" cried havoc and let slip the dogs of Panic. Yet Anthony Fauci is an honorable man.
2 days and 2 Kung Flu posts later, Peak Stupidity picked** our favorite term for this Covid-19 thing in Beware the Kung Flu!.*** A day after that, on March 19th we posted The Kung Flu - SHTF or Infotainment Panic-Fest?. We answered our question at the bottom of the post with "BOTH", but not due to fear of the newly termed Kung Flu. We put it this was due to our worries about the damage to the economy:
The Kung Flu Infotainment Panic-Fest has triggered a financial crisis, bound to happen someday anyway, that may lead to a SHTF situation, if the media and governments keep pressing their luck and don't leave the people the hell along for a while to get things done.Then, to fit in with the theme here, there was the March 24th post Et tu, Tyler?. That was a reference to ZeroHedge, supposedly the Fight Club,with articles by "Tyler Durden". Peak Stupidity noted therein that Tyler Durden was in fact a pussy.
On this latest Ides of March, the situation is being reversed. The kids have had their first couple of days without face masks and plexiglas germie shields on the desks. Oh, the same teacher who was breaking balls of the kids about putting those masks on all the way so as to not get people sick, has opted not to wear one.
This change was brought about by the PTO (aka, PTA, also mentioned in that 2-year-ago post School's Out for Ever!) For a minute, I felt bad about not having been a part of this, but I recall what it was like at the only PTO meeting I ever attended - a real estrogen fest. As with the other masking on a monthly cycle, there is a tide in the affairs of these women. At some point, mask-o-pause puts an end to those.
The women of the PTO wouldn't have listened to me 6 months or a year ago anyway. I did my part by not taking part of any of the stupidity at the school and showing my disdain for the whole thing for the last 2 whole years of our lives. The fault, dear readers, is not in ourselves, but in our stupid people, for whom we are underlings ... for now...
Precedents in Totalitarianism have been set, though. The evil that stupid men do lives after them. More of this could come back - I'm hearing of some combination of Delta and Omicron - the Demi-Chron? This post, however, we call a Memoriam. I come to bury Kung Flu Stupidity, not to praise it.
* Yes, of course it has the Alice Cooper song embedded.
** That is, I picked it from terms we'd seen on-line. I didn't make it up.
*** Though we've since regretted not going with "Flu Manchu", one I learned of less than a year ago, maybe 1/2 a year ago, from VDare writer Allan Wall.