Posted On: Monday - March 28th 2022 9:30PM MST
In Topics:   Political Correctness  Media Stupidity  World Political Stupidity  Kung Flu Stupidity
In this one of Mr. Hail's comments on his most recent blog post, In search of a “Ukraine-War-Panic”–“Corona-Panic” Venn diagram on his Hail to You blog, he embedded the two graphics we show below. They are from poll data, so you know how that goes, but let's just assume that the questions weren't stupid for a change.
I note here, centered and bolded at the top, that this data is from Canada, a poll of Canadian views, not that of Americans. Would it differ by much? My opinion is that Canada has always been ahead of Political Correctness and now it's more lethal cousin Wokeness, by 10 to 20 years. Other than the English-speaking Quebeckers, the Canadian people have had it very good with such a unified population until very recently. As with those Snowfllakes in the upper Midwestern US, they have not had enough diversity to understand what this is all about. Americans have had a more independent and liberty-loving streak since the get-go. I can't say that has held up much since the early 1990s here though. We can't be sure, but maybe with just a shift of 5 or 10 percentage points toward freedom-loving, we'd have the results for Americans.
That said, Mr. Hail made a good find with this data that fits in well with what he was looking for in the discussion in his essay. I did not title this "Panic Overlap", as I don't see the Ukraine/Russian war American Infotainment-Fest as a panic (as the Kung Flu one was), rather than just the next BIG STORY. Yes, the war is serious, and, yes, we don't want nukes to fly.* However, my beef has been that Americans have caused this thing over the long term - 3 decades - via NATO and we have no business being involved now. Its on the news 24/7, because this is the new Infotainment - hate on the Russians.
It's uncanny how the Lyin' Press and Government narrative changed so swiftly and smoothly from the Kung Flu PanicFest to this one. The Lyin' Press really needed this new narrative, as people still were cutting cable, they got tired of watching urgent advise from EXPERT Dr. Fauci, and they were no longer clicking to the current CASES! glossy maps with the circles and arrows. The Lyin' Press needed more views, clicks and money.
Governments needed this new one because Americans were just sick and tired of the COVID-19 advisories, LOCKDOWNs, stickers, and the changing of the storyline right from hand wringing and hand waving over hand washing to mask wearing to vaccination. People had quit complying with the latest milder effort, but there was unexpected resistance to a mandatory vaccination program. Who knew anyone would do things like arrange a big rig protest in Ottawa with support from all over the world? I think this last thing scared them into quickly arranging for the Ukraine/Russia war to be the new news. Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if there were efforts to specifically goad President Putin into attacking on a certain week.
Geeze, finally to the data:
What an alignment! Look at the those large blue bars for all of those anti-Russian ideas from the vaccinated. Does this Kung Flu vaccination turn people into warmongers, because lots of those things align closely to events in history that caused big wars? Hell, it's got some bad side effects, but, nah, that's not it. There's no causation there. Both going full anti-Russia retard and having been freaked out by the Kung Flu PanicFest have the same root cause.
What is this root cause that turns people into Lyin' Press-following cheerleaders and believers in all that their government's tell them? The Kung Flu PanicFest worked on them, and this anti-Russia HateFest is also working very well on them too. What could that root cause be, a State-dependent compliant personality, perhaps?
I especially like that 52% "None of the above" orange bar for the unvaxxed. The unvaxxed just don't seen to be following ANY of the narratives. They don't care about getting involved in a war overseas that has nothing to do with America. What the hell, man?
Here's the 2nd poll graphic from Mr. Hail's blog:
This specific question about the no-fly zone does not give so much information, but it sure highlights those who really hate on Russia and think that it's worth it to push things toward a possible Russian/American war. I don't know how many of them remember the Cold War, but those ones are nut cases for sure.
One can see that we unvaxxed support that craziness only 18%, while those triple-vaxxed, the true believers of the Kung Flu Infotainment, are at 59% in support.
One thing to keep in mind that there are people who had to get vaccinated to keep their jobs or wanted to for travel. Therefore, if some of those are in the "3 or more shot" category in the 1st graphic, or the "3" or "2 or more" categories in the 2nd, and they were against the Russia HateFest, then that'd make the Kung Flu true believers have even higher anti-Russia numbers. Those blue bars in the 1st one would be even bigger, and the 2nd one would be even more skewed if the "had no choice, but to get shots" were lumped in with the
Finally, let me mention something about the "Don't know"s and "No response"s. Those aren't necessarily people who are unaware of what's going on in the world. From my experience, written up in I've been Polled!, these answers could have meant something more like "that's a stupid question!"** or "This is Infotainment. I'm not participating."
To help answer the question "what's the root cause of this set of people who follow both these narratives, it'd have probably been very helpful if the pollsters had asked the same Canadians "Watch a lot of TV, eh?"
Thanks you, again, E.H. Hail, for digging these up and for your whole post too.
* Any of the Peak Stupidity readers that were aware during the Cold War know enough about this.
** I probably should have given them more of those answers, but I kept feeling like I wanted to give information to help our cause, if at all possible.