Posted On: Wednesday - April 13th 2022 5:08PM MST
In Topics:   China  Kung Flu Stupidity  Totalitarianism
This is kinda nice. The American Kung Flu PanicFest was the biggest flavors of stupidity featured here at Peak Stupidity for the last 2 years. Just when I thought it was over, and we'd have to concentrate more on other flavors outside our wheelhouse, China has re-instituted this PanicFest stupidity in a big way. Yes, in general, we should be concentrating on American stupidity, because we live here!, but let's let China be a warning to us all.
(It's from a video I watched, but I just got the screenshot.)
For background, we have 4 posts already on this topic. See:
It's baaaacck! The Kung Flu in China.
Stupidity does not stop at the California coastline
Chinese Covid-testing Craziness - quarantining babies and the testing video
Covid Zero, Politics, and Totalitarianism in the Orwellian envy of the World
Here are a few more pieces of information from my Chinese source. Yes, there are a lot of politics involved in this latest Totalitarianism. It's concentration in the huge financial/port city of Shanghai is purposeful. Xi-the-Pooh over there in Peking wants to show his rival Jiang Zemin of Shanghai how he can play hardball. Those 2 guys? Nobody's locking them down - they have plenty to eat. Their very own extended kin, the Han people of Shanghai, well, I don't know if there's any expression for "tough shit"* in Chinese.
I mentioned the following in a couple of the posts linked-to above, but I thought that part was somewhat of a joke. Nope, it's no joke. The Chinese authoritah are covid testing trucks! Yes, back to the old "lives on doorknobs for 9 1/2 weeks!" stupidity, which is SO Spring 2020. I thought we were ALL over that. Even Dr. Fauci doesn't wash his hands anymore after taking a piss. Yes, this is an organized thing for delivery trucks entering the city of Shanghai. Drivers of small trucks pay 1,800 元 and those who drive big rigs pay 4,000 元 to get their rigs swiped. That is a significant amount, converting to $283 and $628 , respectively at today's exchange rate. Somebody's making like a Bandit on that deal, and he doesn't even have to lose all the Smokies while bringing Coors beer from the Rocky Mountains to Atlanta.
The next piece of information I gleaned was that the Chinese people don't trust the Chinese vaccines. As Totalitarian as they wanna' be over there, something like 10 to 15% of the Chinese people have not been vaccinated yet. A regular Peak Stupidity reader would likely remark "good on 'em". So now the Chinese government is importing 1.4 Billion doses of the Pfizer vaccine - I hope you didn't sell your stock yet. How convenient! That's enough for everybody. Yes, by all means, trust the American drug giant Pfizer with your health, Chinamen, that is, if you have a choice in the matter.
Lastly, I've got some video of people inside one of the quarantine camps. Yep, it's inside, and it doesn't look like your Stalag 13, but it's no picnic being locked up against your will ANYWHERE.
Site note: I will backfill the new Totalitarianism topic key when time permits, and when I think about it, concurrently, along with another new one, Muh Generation.
* There's another action item for me. Find out.