Two weeks to flatten the curve

Frightful First World War : Horrible Histories - Terry Deary

Came across a copy of the above “Horrible History” on the Frightful First World War. And indeed it was horrible and even now there is no settled theory on how it ever happened, although there is a near consensus that it never ought to have. But there on the back was this.

The Frightful First World War tells you all the horrors and hardships of the war that was meant to last four months … but ground on for four grim years.

We are now in the midst of the “Frightful Covid Pandemic” that will one day be part of history, but not until we can get our political leaders to stop the War on Covid and let us get back to peacetime. 

The really sad thing is how nothing seems to change, but in particular the idiocies among our political “leaders” who lead us into these mass insanities. Beginning with “two weeks to flatten the curve” how much longer is this going to go on?

19 thoughts on “Two weeks to flatten the curve”

  1. As I see it, governments around the whole dug themselves such deep holes/trenches, that they will struggle to get out of them. Even when they realise that it is a disastrous defensive position, or that the war is over.

    The nature of political power & the type of personalities that pursue it, render the situation so hopeless. They are not going to admit they are wrong any time soon. Add to this a powerful and all encompassing media that distorts &/or hides the truth.

    How is this situation different to that of the Great War? Perhaps the ubiquitous digital information network that I am using at this very moment. The information of the dissenting virologists, immunologists, physicians etc is spreading all around the world. It is our greatest weapon in this war and all of us “little foot soldiers” need to use it.


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  2. Week 88 (?) of two weeks to flatten the curve.

    Cue Perfesser Rabz…”staggeringly imbecilic mouth breathing fascist lunatics… hockey mask time…”

    If you told most people in 2029 this wouldn’t happen…


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  3. Oh goody. International travel is open again – as long as you are double vaccinated, ‘prove’ you are Covid negative, and undergo 14 days of quarantine. Terrific! Who are they kidding?


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  4. It will all be over by Christmas.

    No it won’t. It has now reached the attrition/stalemate stage.

    White feathers have been issued, domestic enemies identified, yesterday’s heroes are today’s pariahs. Endless propaganda blasts from our televisions, radios, computer screens. Freedom that we took for granted is now conditional, even freedom over our own bodies.

    And just like that, our world has changed.


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  5. Beginning with “two weeks to flatten the curve” how much longer is this going to go on?

    All wars are sold initially as noble, and ‘home by Christmas. Most end, years later, with all sides losing, and the ‘best and brightest’ slaughtered.


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  6. …how much longer is this going to go on?

    Until a majority in the electorate say “Enough!”.

    Hence the latest tactis to divide the demos and demonise dissenters.


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  7. “Endless propaganda blasts from our televisions, radios, computer screens.”

    This.

    It’s not politicians, who are more often followers than leaders.
    It’s not “front line” workers like doctors or police – the ones with brains and intestinal fortitude have already quit in disgust.

    It’s the media – both mainstream and social; they truly are the enemy of the people.
    Because they “swapped sides”. It used to be that journalists were a part of the working class, and saw themselves as so. Now they see themselves as part of the elite, as the arbiters of what is true, and what you are allowed, and not allowed, to know.
    But they also know, just as politicians do, that keeping the narrative on track is all that can save them – that if that fails, they need someone else to blame.

    Doubt it?
    Then look to the US and the Rittenhouse trial. Despite the fact that the trial itself is being livestreamed, the MSM continues to push “racist” (all the “victims” and the defendant as well are white) and “murderer”, that the people he shot were “victims”. Oh sure, they bury the actual real details deep in the article, if they bother with them at all, but the headlines scream “Guilty!”.
    And the prosecutor has been a very bad boy – ignoring the judge’s rulings about what is admissible evidence, trying to imply that failing to make a statement pre-trial is indicative of having something to hide, trying to imply that someone (a factual witness that they called, no less!) seeking legal council is indicative of bias, that a journalist with video evidence is somehow politically biased. He wants a mistrial to protect his reputation, but the judge has made it clear that such may backfire and he may dismiss the charges with prejudice if the prosecutor keeps it up. FFS, the “survivor” ( a prosecution witness!) admitted under oath that the was only shot when he pointed a weapon at Rittenhouse and advanced on him! Yet the MSM on “Good Morning America” allowed him to state that he was shot when he had his hands in the air and never challenged him on it, despite video of this very event from multiple angles!
    The first guy that was shot and killed had told Rittenhouse, as two witnesses corroborated, “If I find you alone tonight, I’ll fucking kill you”. Rittenhouse ran from trouble shouting “Friendly”, tried to run to police – all on video, all corroborated by eyewitness accounts.
    The next guy was beating Rittenhouse over the head with a skateboard while Rittenhouse was prone on the ground when he was shot.
    And now the judge is called “biased” because the ringtone on his phone (“God bless the USA”) is the same patriotic jingle that Trump used in his campaign – clearly he is “far right”!
    They are intent on either getting the young man convicted, or implying he got off on a technicality, seemingly in order to induce another riot – sorry, “mostly peaceful protest” – and blame it on their political enemies.
    They are disgusting pieces of filth, and their efforts with respect to COVID are no better – arguably worse, because at least Rittenhouse is one man, whereas COVID and the vaxes affect everyone. But they don’t seem to care – it appears to be either you accept, agree with and shout from the rooftops their preferred narrative, or you are by definition evil, to be excised from not just polite society, but society in its entirety. Scum.


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  8. I have a lot more sympathy for those trying to manage WW1, than those mismanaging Covid.

    For one thing, those doing the managing carried their share of the load. The British upper class suffered a disproportionately high casualty rate, as the sons of the Gentry and Nobility were the Officers who lead those infantry charges. In Covid, the Politicians and Bureaucrats with guaranteed salaries and self-determined “essential” status suffered far less than the working and small business classes.

    For another, NO-ONE could work out how to end the War quickly, despite being desperately anxious to do so. It was a genuinely new military situation in some respects and no-one started it with the experience necessary to judge how the obstacles could be overcome.
    On the contrary, we had 80 years of research into viral epidemics showing that masks and lockdowns would do more harm than good, and a considerable body of early evidence that the disease wasn’t as lethal as expected. The science was discarded and strategies were not adjusted as new information came in.


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  9. “On the contrary, we had 80 years of research into viral epidemics showing that masks and lockdowns would do more harm than good, and a considerable body of early evidence that the disease wasn’t as lethal as expected. The science was discarded and strategies were not adjusted as new information came in.”

    Chasing the wrong goal.
    They wanted to save as many lives as possible, instead of doing the least damage to society as possible.
    Well, that, plus they demanded to be trusted, but clearly didn’t trust the general public.


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