Saturday, 2 May 2020


Would You Play Russian Roulette for Real?

If playing meant you could get your life back to normal tomorrow, how many of us would put a revolver barrel to our temple, spin the cylinder and pull the trigger knowing there was a 1 in 6 chance of blowing our brains out? I suspect very few would, no matter how many politicians said it would probably be OK.

In a similar manner since the odds are the same for the target, would we point that gun at another person and do the same thing if the same politician said it would be OK? Again I suspect not.

That is exactly what people are doing when they decide to go about their lives as usual, because politicians (not many doctors or scientists) said it will be fine IF they follow recommendations. One might argue that with Roulette the odds are known and so is the worst outcome, whereas with COVID-19 both are unknowns. To me that makes it even worse. What people are really doing by ignoring recommendations is pointing that gun at both themselves and someone else - possibly hundreds of people.

Most of the politicians and the protestors are full of crap.

The politicians who have caved and are ready to "open up" the economy again are all saying the same thing - we have heard it dozens of times from dozens of countries. When all the rhetoric and innuendo are ignored they are really just passing any blame to the people: "If it is done according to the guidelines"; "We can do this in an intelligent and planned manner"; "As long as people still make safety and public health a priority" etc. This is all fine for it is indeed 100% up to the citizens.

The problem is they know damned well that the citizens will not comply. Idiot citizens break every traffic law in the books and kill many in the process. Idiot citizens take all manner of drugs and substances knowing full well how many have died doing the same thing. Idiot citizens go out ice fishing on thin ice every year long after the politicians tell them not to and have to be rescued. Many die.

It is known that you can't rely on the citizens if you leave things up to them. Saying they will do the right thing is pandering to voters to get re-elected. They are protecting their own salaries and pensions. Will they still be here themselves to enjoy either?

The citizens are doing what they always do - looking for somebody to say doing the wrong thing is OK and then doing it. This reminds me of my childhood (maybe that's because too many are acting like children) when one would say "but Johnny is allowed to" or "but Johnny did it". The parents would counter "if Johnny jumped in a lake would you also?" This is what it has come to. When the citizens gather as usual in bars, on beaches, in restaurants, on airplanes etc. too many of them will NOT do the right thing. The others will suffer and maybe die.

Yes, I just don't get it. In the great wars of our time when the politicians said people HAD to go off to war for the country millions went. There was a very good chance they would die and millions did. Only a few protested and left the country. Times and the economic situation were even worse.

Why are they protesting their "lost liberty" now? We are again at war.

Do your duty once again folks or has the good life made non-military people lazy, fun loving, irresponsible SOBs that just care about themselves? If that is true then maybe we need the death toll to parallel those wars if that's the kind of 2x4 to the side of the head it takes to make people wake up.

You are losing this war too America. A bigger bomb won't help.


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