Friday, March 13, 2020

Going Downhill, Fast

People’s sheeple mentality is so predictable. And nobody knows how to weaponize this built in glitch better than Democrats, as Roger Kimball reminds us:

The Wuhan Panic is a textbook case of the Rahm Emanuel principle that you never want a good crisis to go to waste. Emanuel helped Barack Obama weaponize the government against freedom in the aftermath of the financial meltdown of 2008. The Dems and their megaphones in the media are trying to do the same thing now in the face of the spread of the Wuhan Virus. In about three weeks, maybe four, it will all be over and many people will feel sheepish about their overreaction. In the meantime, everyone seems to be signing up to be an extra in The Seventh Seal.

The stock market is collapsing, paper products of all sort have virtually disappeared from store shelves along with hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes and face masks.


Well done, but don’t stop there!

This week administrative and elected leaders everywhere have discovered their inner autocrat and began closing or cancellation everything from school concerts to major league sports. If you don’t believe me check your email. I’ve received messages from every organization that has ever had my email address telling me what extraordinary measures they are taking to protect me, including closing venues and cancelling events. And of course every communique ends up by telling me to wash my hands. By the time this is over we will all be OCD.

Here in Utah the governor has called for the cancellation of all gatherings over 100 people. I don’t even think that’s constitutional but we’ve been conditioned to not question our overlords.

“Today we stopped making decisions based on the hope that things will get better,” Herbert said in announcing the voluntary guideline.

Senior centers, arts venues, the Utah State Prison and others are closing access or canceling events — adding to a snowball of announcements that began with the NBA suspending its season this week…” – SLT

I read that as “Today we stopped making decisions based on common sense and rational thinking.” 

I need a break from this sheeple mentality so we’re going skiing. Plenty of fresh air and sunshine - and you get to choose your own course down the mountain.

Park City Mountain Resort