From One Extreme to Another

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What is it that makes us stampede from one extreme to another?

Back in 2019 B.C. (Before Coronavirus), what did people do when they had a cold, or the flu?

Why, they showed up at work, of course–and coughed and sneezed all over the office, didn’t they? Remember? They went grocery shopping and cough and sneezed up and down the aisles and in front of the checkout counter. They went to movies, sporting events, parties, and everything else, still coughing and sneezing. They went to the doctor’s, and sat around coughing and sneezing in the waiting room.

Yeah, that’s why we had a flu season every year.

Now we’ve got the Chinese Communist Wuhan Death Virus From China: and we can’t go anywhere without wearing a face mask, a lot of places are just plain closed till further notice, they won’t let you have a birthday party, and God only knows what else they’ve got in store for us. Suddenly the liberties we always took for granted are viewed as unaffordable luxuries by an army of mayors and Blue State governors. “Rights” are nice and all, but you can’t expect to keep ’em if there’s germs out there.

A lot of us also took our prosperity for granted. Now we can wonder if it’s been lost for good.

All in a matter of weeks.

Why didn’t the government intervene–not that I would’ve wanted them to!–in all those years B.C. when everybody went around spreading flu and cold germs? Why, now, do we have to live in freakin’ quarantine? What’s the difference between then and now?

Blamed if I know!

But I’d jolly well like to know soon.

4 comments on “From One Extreme to Another

  1. If you want to go back even further, how did people survive before vaccines were invented? They had a lot more things that could kill them or debilitate them for life, yet it didn’t stop them from living their life. Now people are afraid of their own shadows.

    1. To slightly modify a saying by Benjamin Franklin: Those who sacrifice liberty for security get neither.

  2. Oh, didn’t you get the memo? The covid-19 is worse than the 1918 flu and multi-millions around the world will die from it – the computer model tells us so and it is Science! A true epidemic like New York City had calls for a quarantine, but not rural America.

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