from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:
With everything we’ve experienced this past year, I feel myself growing more cynical and, frankly, a bit misanthropic.
I recently recorded a podcast where I described my disappointment at how easily the vast majority of people just accepted the ridiculous mandates and governmental edicts and did so, quite willingly, because of safety.
For we know there is no higher purpose of government than to keep us safe, at all cost, despite ourselves.
We just keep complying with all the nonsense, even after everything we’ve witnessed, all the proven misinformation and shifting goalposts.
Remember “two weeks to flatten the curve”? That wasn’t described as our overlords’ best guess. They didn’t say, “With the available data we’ve compiled and analyzed, this is our best hypothesis. As more facts are revealed and more discoveries made, this may change.”
No, they didn’t say that. They convinced us that this was an ironclad scientific fact, that all we needed was two weeks or so to flatten the curve, and we’d be good to go. Yet here we are, how many months later, and virtually everyone has forgotten the phrase flatten the curve, and not a single soul was asked to explain the fact that “flatten the curve” was a load of crap. In my opinion, they were just buying time to think of how far back to move the goalposts.
And now, after everything this nation has had to endure under the boot of government – masks, distancing, shutdowns and lockdowns – after all the businesses that have been forced to permanently close, all the unemployment it caused, the depression, suicide, etc., after all that, we finally are shown the light at the end of the tunnel, by means of vaccines, which were developed so quickly as to stagger the mind.
But just when people are beginning to breathe a sigh of relief, there are reports of a new, even worse, strain of the coronavirus.
In years gone by I doubt I would have questioned the validity of such a claim made by the “experts.”
But, after all the misstatements, half-truths and outright lies we’ve been fed, not only scientifically and medically, but politically, in regards to the election, I’m finding it increasing difficult to believe that a new, mutated strain of the virus has been discovered, just as the vaccine is being widely distributed.
This “new strain” may be entirely legitimate, but after all we’ve been fed this year, I’m sorry, but I just don’t believe it. I can’t – at least not at first blush. Give me a better reason than it’s what some expert says, and maybe I’ll believe.
Why should I? This is a classic, virtually textbook demonstration of the Boy who cried Wolf.