IT MAY BE CONTROLLED
but will never be eliminated. How so?
Simple human nature—
—most often in the uneducated classes, most often in the arrogant classes, but very rarely in the Realist classes:
“They are people deciding they still want to party, people who have decided they want to continue to go to brothels, decided that the gym can continue to operate and, of course, people who have decided to go into unrestricted areas,” she said.
Sourced: click here
For myself … I “walk softly and carry a big stick”. Which doesn’t mean literally …
This is where America is falling flat on its arse. And, I guess, the free-minded* independent thinkers of Australia likewise … in both places the authorities are going to have to—
* Unthinking; as in ‘not capable of objectivity‘.
NEVER PRETTY TO WATCH
and neither is the misnamed ‘Civil War’ concept. In the meantime this quote is overdue for some serious mulling—
When facing previous public health emergencies, the CDC was a hive of activity, holding regular press briefings and developing guidance that was followed by governments around the world. But during the greatest public health emergency in a century, it appears the CDC has been almost entirely erased by the White House as the public face of the Covid-19 pandemic response.”
—wotever a ‘mull’ is. Don’t ask me, go mullet for yourselves. As Hamlet might have mused, “There’s something rotten in the states” etc etc (however it goes) (went).
I apologise upfront for misusing Gertie’s image out of context up there—she was the only ‘unpretty’ I had handy (and fits the bill ‘misnomer’ perfectly).
Si vis pacem parabellum
THEM’S THE BREAKS
And (face it)—
—it was your call, no?
Before he died in hospital, a US man reportedly told nurses that he’d “made a mistake” by attending a “Covid-party”.
The 30-year-old man died at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas, after becoming infected with Covid-19.
One might ask:
- Why did nice man attend his lovely “Covid-party”?
- Can there be any ’cause-and effect’ at work here?
But to ask would be to cast asparagus upon his intelligence, education, and environment. Tut!
buy now and it gets even more better—
In early July, a city councillor based in Alabama spoke out about university students throwing Covid-parties.
“They put money in a pot and they try to get Covid. Whoever gets Covid first gets the pot.
University … college … higher education? Tomorrow’s leaders? (Those that survive.) Perhaps it’s just an American thing; to each his own.
to babble before I’ve even finished reading the trigger news article.
Sue me …
“As the United States again confronts its history of racism, as outrage again erupts over police killings, leaders in Ghana say they’re rolling out the welcome mat for black Americans who want to get away from the turmoil.”
Would that truly be such a wonderful idea?
Oh … … … really?
At the risk of offending sensitivities I would say (actually, I do say) that if there is created in such a manner just one ‘black’ nation …
… by taking in such refugees they would be not merely risking but guaranteed a decidedly uncivil civil war~!
Black may be beautiful (very much a matter of personal opinion—even as a universalist myself I still prefer blue-eyed blondes*).
But under all skins the inculcated beliefs of generations rage selfishly.
In everyone. Even in blacks …
“Coronavirus cases are surging in the US, passing three million infections. And a key public health measure can no longer be used.
Coronavirus is spreading so rapidly in the southern United States that contact tracing is no longer possible, an expert says …”
from: the New Zealand Herald
Q: What, MisterArgus, would be YOUR solution for the Americans?
A: Sadly I don’t have one — but they do seem to be solving it for themselves, in their own way.
I think their problem may require a wee bit of the old Draconian touch … which would cause a powerful backlash, because Americans would fight to the death for their right to die.
Sadly : watch this space.
never to be confused with—
‘cos stats is a moving target. (Stasis just sits there …)
I WAS SENT A LINK
actually, this one —> CLICK HERE
which took me to a website full of statistics and moving numbers. Fascinating to watch ’em coming and going, and getting married or buying stuff.
AND NOW for something completely different:
—but still the same. (Hah! Is that philosophical, or wot?)
And here below is the clever US populace facing off their Covid bull. Sound effects will be added later; think defiance in adversity …
tap tap tap
deep mooing noises
deeper bovine growls,
scratch-scratch scrape-scrape snort
rumble rumble rumble
I do not think that would be such a good idea—
The friction between the world’s two most populous countries has raised concern around the world, with US President Donald Trump even offering to intervene.
“We have informed both India and China that the United States is ready, willing and able to mediate or arbitrate their now raging border dispute. Thank you!” Trump said.
sourced: CLICK HERE
—but someone putting the nice Mr Trump out to graze in pastures green, now that would indeed be a good idea—this situation calls for diplomacy.
In the meantime I’ll make sure we have enough potato chippies in the house and sufficient coffee …
Why worry indeed?
The nice Mr Trump has it all in hand, so sleep well tonight, old chap — “the Guards are in the line”.
“When a white terrorist shot and killed nine black people during a Bible study on June 17, 2015, in Charleston, South Carolina, Barack Obama sang a moving rendition of “Amazing Grace” at the memorial service.”
Sourced Spiegel: CLICKETH HERE
Surely … surely studying God’s very own personal literary work should qualify them for His divine protections, no?
(horrors!) was it all part of His Great Plan? Hey, don’t ask me — I’m asking YOU.
And peacefully awaiting your answer*.
* But while I’m waiting, Nero
“The U.S. has been beset by a perfect storm. In absolute numbers, no other industrialized country has been hit as hard by the coronavirus pandemic as the United States, with more than 100,000 dead. The economic consequences of the virus have also been devastating: More than 40 million Americans have lost their jobs, a disaster second only to the Great Depression. And now, the killing of George Floyd has torn open the country’s oldest wound: the deep-seated racism left behind by slavery.”
sourced from Spiegel: CLICK HERE
I realised it was a near perfect summation. And—
—there will be millions of other ‘experts’ holding the unique solution to all of America’s problems in their hot little paws. Let’s hope that one of them at least has the answer and scores the air-time.
Dammit, I actually like America and Americans! Now forgive me, I’m off to look up the real meaning of the word ‘implosion’. Don’t wait up.
“The secret is not to blink, Dear …”
a lot of questions. (But they gotta be asked, no?)
I’m just a few paras in and brekkie calls. Some things are important, I’ll go now and face those fried eggs on cheese on toast and listen to the gunfire out there still clearly audible above the pelting of the pouring rain.
(Some folks will do anything for a chance to shoot at something that can’t shoot back …)
Now here’s a link to that ‘lot of words’. Use it wisely, even if in places you may find it a tweet offensive. A good spot here for a Rabbie Burns quote but I really can’t be bothered; as Captain Teach’s ghost says in the old Disney movie “Not now, Lad … our hearts is too full!”
Oh! Before I toddle off, here’s your source: CLICKME