Here are some entries for the First Annual Coronavirus Peak Idiocy Awards. Since this disease, or another like it, is likely to recur, this will likely not be our last year. Enter your links below.
An article from the Weather Channel which asks which death is superior: almost certainly being crushed to gooey particles by a rampaging tornado, or the mere possibility of coughing up your lungs strapped to a gurney. They opt for being sucked to Oz.
Mad doctor believes people might follow his advice to cower under their beds for seven more months. Or maybe he’s finding a way to encourage people to vote for Biden. That assumes Biden still remembers he’s running for President, of course.
In San Benito County, code enforcement has been checking on businesses to make sure they’re following the county’s health order.
According to county officials, nine businesses have been investigated and deemed non-essential, leading them to close their doors until the stay-at-home order is lifted.
In one case, a business did not comply with the request to close, even though it was deemed non-essential and its business license was revoked by the City of Hollister.
Government to citizens: Screw you. Also government to citizens: We’ll save you!
A vocal set of conservative critics in the United States have upped their attacks recently on the data modeling behind the novel coronavirus response, and they claim—despite scientific evidence to the contrary—that the flaws also prove the limits of climate change forecasts.
The group, which includes federal lawmakers, climate science deniers and conservative pundits with close White House connections, has even called for congressional hearings into the coronavirus modeling.
That’s in spite of assurances from public health officials that better-than-expected U.S. death estimates for COVID-19 are because millions of Americans responded to pleas for social distancing. The most-used model now forecasts 60,000 U.S. deaths rather than 100,000 or more
It’s not a surprise they’re beginning to tie failed epi models to failed climate models—and calling skeptics “deniers” in each instance. The practical definition of denier, given its actual uses, must be one who does his best to speak the truth.
Doubt this? See the next entry.
Climate models are lousy because of coronavirus. You just had to see that one coming.
Or, Why we must throw away all evidence from past pandemics in order to maintain our level of fear! Whatever you do, don’t go out in the virus-killing sunshine and germicidal air! You might discover you don’t need government as much as you thought you did.
In which Moldbug sells his soul by calling for rule by experts (because credentialed), joins the left in calling ordinary Americans deplorables, and calls for tyranny to take away his fear of dying from coronavirus.
The brilliance of this idiocy is breathtaking. The government first throws everybody out of work, and then prints money to pay them for being out of work. The create the problem to “solve” it. Hello inflation! Hello prolonged unemployment!
I think a good case can be made for both 1 and 5. But 8 takes the same cake Marie Antoinette wanted her subjects to eat in absence of bread. Or takes the ice cream Nancy Pelosi has specially flown in.
The government causes the problem and then “solves” it by making it worse, all the while never learning the lesson that it never should have acted in the first place. No lessons will be learned.
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