COVID Delirium

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John Feldsted
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COVID Delirium

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Why are the government and media so fixated on COVID?

On CTV News this morning (The COVID-19 Brief) I noted:

Record cases. Canadian health officials recorded the highest number of cases in a single day on Thursday, breaking a record set in the spring. Canada logged 2,786 new cases on Thursday alone, breaking the previous record of 2,698 cases, which was set on Oct. 17, and the May 3 tally of 2,760, a figure inflated by a computer error in Quebec.

http://links.bellmedia-ctv.mkt4301.com/ ... &mt=1&rt=0


The correct number is 2,788, and of those, 2,090 or 75% were recoveries or deaths of people already identified as active cases. Only 698 or 25% were new infections.

The federal government appears intent on convincing us that combatting COVID is the only issue of importance. We should pay no attention to what else it is doing or not doing while it wrestles the virus into submission. So far, the virus is winning.

Millions of healthy people have had their lives rudely disrupted. Millions who are not COVID-infected face employment and financial insecurity.

There is no new normal. The government response to COVID is not normal. There is no precedent for closing all but vital businesses and services by decree. There is no precedent for demanding that a healthy population quarantine for months.

Health care specialists and politicians are sounding an alarm over a potential second wave of COVID infections. They sagely advise that previous viruses have all had a second wave. The idea that a virus plans attacks on humans is inane.

We are convivial, animated, lively, sociable animals. Isolation from others is foreign to our instincts and nature. The initial fear of virus infection inhibits us for a time. Eventually, we rebel and seek out the family and tribe security as we have done for millenniums.

The posture that we cannot engage in an election because that would delay government programs to offset financial hardship is for the very gullible. With millions of us facing anxiety and insecurity after several months of government meddling, we have no reason to believe this government can put our lives back in order. It has torn the engines out of our economy, strewn parts all over and cannot reassemble the pieces to function again.

Rather than admitting a colossal mistake, this government is pretending it can create something better. Government creation and management of economies is fiction. Its failure to manage a contagious virus is telling. Instead of trying to control the virus, our government attempted to control the population.

It appears that the heavy government and media emphasis on COVID numbers and risks is to protect the Liberals from legitimate investigations of their actions and tactics rather than to protect Canadians. That is disgusting.

The Canada Elections Act requires that if a government is defeated, wits of election must be issued and fix the date for voting at the election no earlier than the 36th day and no later than the 50th day after the day on which the writ was issued. Under current conditions, it is unlikely that the Governor General would agree to an election period of more than the 36 day minimum.

The argument for delaying an election is meaningless considering the level of anxiety suffered by the public. We have little or no hope of an early return to stability and economic security. That does not mean we must settle for a new normal; we want to return to the stability and security we enjoyed prior to Trudeau, not just prior to COVID.

We have never before suffered a Prime Minister as capable of making a bad situation worse. He told us he would govern differently and mangled that handily. We had a manageable nation before Trudeau’s attempts to remodel us into something foreign and will have a manageable nation when he is gone.

Opposition parties must do what is best for Canada and her people. Keeping Trudeau and his inner cabal in power is not in our best interests. An election will return the hope for a better future that Trudeau stole from us.

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PeterODonnell
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John, I suspect that most of the enthusiasm for this weird situation comes from an unspoken elitist realization that by doing this, the results are similar to what they had advocated for the response to their largely fake "climate emergency," but if they were more open about it, people would rebel, it's easier to convince people to do this to save grandma from an early death than it is to prevent rising global temperatures.

The only part of this theory that I am not too sure about is this -- did people communicate this indirectly behind the scenes and get a critical mass of government officials to play along, or have elected leftists in office (and a few non-leftists who are acting in lock-step to save their political bacon) just figured out this is the real story and without being formally told by anyone, they are quite happy to play along. There was also the anti-Trump component which is somewhat the same political impulse anyway.

If Trump manages to get re-elected, then I suspect the globalist elites will have to choose, either get more formal about extending the lockdown as a parallel response to the climate emergency (in their minds), or keep up the informal blending of the two issues, or give up for now but try to reintroduce lockdowns more vigorously under some new future pretext.

This won't go away until globalists have no significant power, and only mass arrests could bring that about. Their money and influence through media and academia are not hidden away (a secret cabal was long ago abandoned for operation in plain sight). They are more or less saying to us, we go this way or you fight us to the death. And let's be very frank, they can't get their preferred political options elected on these platforms so they use centrist stooge parties who will do enough and ignore their interference, or they force centre-right parties to go along or face the Trump treatment. Not everyone has the backbone to put up with that sort of thing (which is easy for them to arrange since they control 99% of the media), as we see with Doug Ford who has turned himself into a progressive on this issue. I've come to the odd conclusion that the BC NDP are less draconian in their outlook than Ford or Trudeau, which surprised me a bit, but then all politics in BC have to account for the libertarian streak in the population here. The Green Party, which does not do so, is capped at 15% support but that may rise slowly every year as more Green idiots are turned out of our so-called schools.

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Also, while I agree with the premise of your final paragraph, it seems unlikely to me that the CPC in power would do anything much different from what Trudeau has done, only Max Bernier and the PPC would offer any real alternative scenario, and they are nowhere near popular enough to get into power. The sentiment is growing however. I noticed in the recent BC election that BC Conservative candidates (appealing to the PPC voter base) managed to get quite significant numbers of votes where they ran candidates (about one third of the ridings) and that despite a total absence of media coverage and the lack of any normal campaign events or door knocking. I am sure that their surprisingly large vote totals (about ten per cent in quite a few ridings) is down to the realization that the mainstream centre-right Liberal Party (more of less an ally of the CPC in BC) will not produce any different resutls on these issues. What that did was to doom the Liberals to a further loss of several seats to the NDP, so that their leader (Wilkinson) has resigned. The problem is that the discussion about new directions is about 50-50 mixed between more accommodationist politics and a shift further right to re-incorporate the right wing vote which used to back the Liberals in more successful political times of the past. The party is notably more pro-business than the NDP but otherwise has drifted into all the same progressive policies. Once again, the BC Conservatives have no chance of forming a government, their support is probably "maxed out" wherever Max is in the polls.

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