- Nobody knows when this will end;
- Additional restrictions are constantly being added;
- Authority is being asserted from multiple levels with questionable legal validity;
- The most panicked and hysterical among us appear to be driving the agenda;
- Worst of all, there is no certainty that martial law was ever necessary, nor is there any guarantee the virus will have less of an impact than if it ran its course like every other strain of coronavirus, the miscellaneous other flu viruses such as the swine flu, bird flu, SARS, MERS or the seasonal flu.
Since we have some degree of certainty about the virus, how it's spread, the incubation period, its symptoms, its course and the treatment for those who develop symptoms, there should be a reasonably definable timetable during which a defined population of people should expect to be mostly clear of risk of infection. By looking back at other, recent influenza virus outbreaks - even over the past few years - there should be even more certainty about when to expect the 'all clear'. The biggest problem with this is none of these draconian measures were taken with previous flu outbreaks. This shutdown of entire nations and economies is unprecedented. So this should be over quicker, right? Who knows?
You may have noticed the dramatic measures implemented in the beginning of this hysteria were just that: The beginning. It started with state and local governments closing schools and government functions. Corporations and businesses jumped on the bandwagon and began cancelling events and ordering employees to work from home. Soon afterward, governors began ordering private businesses to close. Local officials across America immediately jumped in to start issuing their own local orders. After that, public areas were closed, activities having nothing to do with contracting a virus were banned (recreational boating, fishing and diving out on the open ocean is now prohibited in my location). Now we have states and counties setting up roadblocks and prohibiting travel on public, federal highways into their jurisdiction.
On this topic, the airport in the above-referenced county remains open and visitors can still come into the county on airliners, private aircraft or even by boat to one of the hundreds of marinas. As with everything else, the actual effectiveness of the roadblocks is shown to be nothing more than a show. A demonstration to hysterical people that the local officials are "doing something".
And it never seems to stop. The measures everywhere get more strict every day. It's almost as if, since the plague isn't actually causing the gutters to overflow with corpses, there's some mysterious pressure to stay busy every day. And how do you do that? Well, once you get all the measures in place you decided were necessary [and when nothing happens] you think up more measures to implement. And you spend your day communicating the new measure everyone's supposed to take and "meeting with your team to coordinate". Then everyone stands around until someone gets the bright idea: "Hey! Let's add even more safety measures!" And nobody wants to be the one to ask the obvious question about when the plague is supposed to start?
It's like the weather guys all agreeing the worst snow storm in human history is about to bury us in an avalanche of snow. (Because it snowed in China and Italy.) To stick with the snow analogy, we've barely gotten a flake by comparison to other influenza outbreaks.
Another question nobody is asking publicly: If martial law and the intentional destruction of the U.S. economy is necessary to keep the population from getting this virus, why weren't these measures taken with H1N1 (Swine flu)? Why not with HIV/AIDS? Those viruses have been far more deadly than the Chinese coronavirus. It wouldn't have anything to do with political difficulties that would cause for Democrats and their allies in the liberal media, would it? The Swine flu epidemic happened in 2009 while Barack Obama was President and the media was his collective girlfriend. It killed 12,000 Americans, but the media mostly ignored it and wrote articles about how dreamy Obama was. And HIV is the world's first politically correct disease. HIV/AIDS has killed over 600,000 Americans, with about another 15,000 dying from it every year. And all this is to say nothing of the infections and death resulting from seasonal flu, which kills about 60,000 Americans every year.
The hysterical media picking and choosing which viruses should make us all panic and which ones will get you branded a bigot if you try to avoid getting it is causing more people every day to question if this is all nothing more than manipulation.
The timing is certainly suspect, also. Democrats have spent over three years raging like lunatics trying to convince Americans that Donald Trump was a Russian spy. They were giddy, like mean girls mocking the school nerd. Their story fell apart, of course. Then they switched to Russian collusion!!!© They got exposed as fakes on that, too. Then they went all-impeachment-all-the-time in an embarrassing attempt to convince the American people President Trump was going to be removed from office for the latest Democrat investigation, resulting in made-up "crimes". That fell apart a few weeks ago when the President was fully acquitted, the Democrats' game was shown to be a dog and pony show and the President's approval ratings actually rose. When the media began the Chinese coronavirus frenzy, the U.S. economy was roaring, unemployment was continuing to set historic lows and the stock market was poised to smash 30,000. On top of all the great news for the President, the Democrats were in total chaos regarding who in the clown car was going to be their nominee to run against Donald Trump. They've settled on Joe Biden who is...well, not the ideal candidate. Now, the Democrats are back in the game. Riding into the election on the back of Chinese coronavirus.
On a related note, Nancy Pelosi now says she's going to initiate an investigation into President Trump's handling of the coronavirus response. Of course she is. If you recall, when President Trump began addressing the matter in January, he was being vilified by Pelosi and Democrats for refusing to participate in their ridiculous sham "impeachment". Democrats were so outraged, they made up the crime of Obstruction of Congress for his refusing to come to Capitol Hill and fight with them. Those were the exact days the President was proposing measures to combat the spread of coronavirus, such as stopping flights from China, and being shouted down as a racist bigot for doing so. Democrats have switched from accusing him of being a racist hater and doing too much to address the Chinese coronavirus, to now being inhumane and indifferent and not doing enough.
The same media, the same Democrats and the same international characters who've spent 4 years savaging President Trump over anything and everything are the same people now encouraging us all to be hysterical. This flu hysteria has politics written all over it.
The government-enforced compliance with mass hysteria on entire populations and the official banning of any questions regarding the necessity of destroying the world's economy shows globalists are using this flu bug as a sort of nuclear option to stop President Trump and anyone opposing globalism. If not by design, globalists are certainly taking full advantage of this illness to try to cripple their political opponents and advance their own cause.
At the end of the day, this flu virus will run its course and people can protect themselves by washing their hands, avoiding sick people and staying away from the elderly or those with compromised immune systems if you don't feel well or have been around someone showing flu symptoms.
Oh, and ruining the economy. Apparently, this particular flu is the first disease where destruction of the economy is medically required for treatment. How convenient, and timely, for Trump-hating globalists.