The Yahoos are all up in arms because Trump threatens to cut some school funding if the Democrats who control the teacher’s unions, don’t start up schools in the fall. Democrats don’t have much to worry about since 90% of school funding comes from local districts and states…so I suspect that the Teachers Unions – one of the biggest if not the Biggest donors to Democrats – will keep schools mostly shut down despite the fact that the virus has almost NO impact on children and that the flu kills many times more children than the Wuhan plague. The political play is simple, like the riots, the plan is to cause as much disruption and pain and blame Trump.
However, I think it will backfire. Sane people will blame the Democrats for shutting down the schools and making their lives more difficult. Rational people, even some democrats, will rightfully blame the Democrats who want to disband and de-fund police as anarchists and domestic terrorists, the Molotov Cocktail Armed Militia of the Democrat party, continues to riot in Democrat controlled cities. The plague came from China, not from anything Trump did. The Republicans need to remind people of that fact, since the media seem to think it came from the Trump Tower. In fact, he shut down travel from China early on and no doubt saved lives, but don’t expect a corrupt media to mention that salient fact. So, if Trump shares any blame it is relying on the corrupt WHO, CDC, Fauci, Redfield as long as he did. If Obama was still president, there would be a very different reaction. Schools would be open in the fall. But like the discovery from the Environmentalists, fear is a great motivator. I suspect there would be some nuance today. There was a plague of approximately the same threat during Obama’s reign of mediocrity, H1N1 in 2009. Then there was not a peep. Nothing shut down, even with an estimate of 500,000 worldwide who died from the virus. (But if you are talking to a democrat or socialist, no one in the US died of the virus, nothing to see, go away, Obama good, Conservatives bad!)
But the illiberal left has learned something that they have used before but never saw its real potential – fear. Yes, the Climate Change Hoax is all about fear, but the average person has more common sense when they see that year after year the radicals and Democrats’ bad computer models, false predictions fail miserably. They say that the temperatures will rise and the oceans will cover our coastal cities, millions will die, they make laughable movies with Dennis Quaid, but alas, it is all bullshit! Sane people, ignore it and move on. Only the really die hard ‘the sky is falling’ crowd still believe their lies. But this plague fear is different, It’s new. And damn if it didn’t just shut everything down and give these little tyrants, especially democrat governors, more power than they’ve ever dreamed of. The plague fear and its ability to control the population is a new drug for the left, and who can contemplate just how they will use it moving forward.
Expect fear to be a major part of the democrat playbook which may become more of a radical tactic than even their tried and true standby – playing the race card. In the 60s, the environmentalists discovered how powerful one badly written book by a non-scientist could impact public policy. Although DDT saved millions of lives by killing malaria carrying mosquitoes in tropical climates, the fear of it as presented in Rachael Carson’s Silent Spring, brought tears to the eyes of those who read the book and especially the lefties, who lobbied successfully to have DDT banned. And the outcome – millions of dead who could have been saved if DDT was used to eradicate those pesky malaria carrying mosquitoes. And though the death count is irrefutable, that didn’t stop the left from anointing Saint Rachel. Amen. In sub-Saharan Africa, about 600,000 babies and toddlers die every year due to malaria. Today, the left sheds crocodile tears and sends mosquito nets, yet the death toll rises every year. Study after study shows that DDT is absolutely harmless to humans, that the worse scenario is that a few species of birds may be impacted if it sprayed too liberally in animal habitats. This is the legacy of the Environmental Movement: Bad computer models. Hockey sticks that never materialize. Bad science. Never matter. Global Warming scare ran out of gas…so to speak, change the name to Climate Change and blame anything and everything that happens on this blue marble on man. Fear, propaganda, and bad science – this is the hallmark of the tyrannical left.
Now fear has once again been discovered by the illiberal left. Plagues. And though we don’t have a fake scientist like Rachel Carson to start the movement, we do have a fake epidemiologist – Neil Ferguson. He’s quite an interesting “chap” as they might say in his native England. He calls himself an epidemiologist, but his doctorate is in Theoretical Physics. I even read one of his books and learned about String Theory. Fascinating. But I digress, Well, Ferguson, not a medical doctor, and not even someone with credentials to legally call himself an “epidemiologist”, sounded the first alarm about the Wuhan plague that shook the world. You see, on March 16, his research paper from Imperial College predicted that 2 million Americans and a half million Brits would die from the Wuhan Plague. You see, Imperial College was not just any old college, why they worked closely with Tedros’ World Health Organization. You know, the same WHO that said that the plague couldn’t be transmitted from animals to humans. The same that said China was a model for how to handle pandemics. Yeah, right. But America and Western nations panicked and except for a couple of sane countries like Japan and Sweden, they locked down. Bam. Shaking in their boots. Don’t wear masks. No, my bad, says Fauci the munchkin mouthpiece for the illiberal left – wear masks! Go have sex with a stranger but never, ever, I mean ever, shake hands again proclaims Saint Fauci. And it was written. But most of all, you’re all going to die if you don’t do what we say!
And it began. Like Rachel Carson who for all practical purposes started the modern Environmentalist Movement that has evolved to the insane Green New Deal – and Marxism on steroids, Neil Ferguson has given us the Plague. Now Ferguson is in disrepute not because he’s not qualified to make these predictions, or the fact that he has a long list of bad ones. He was booted out of the club because he picked up some married chick on a dating site, and he had tested positive. Of course, nothing happened to him or her. At least not the Wuhan Plague. Maybe she got STDs, but the reality is that Ferguson knew quite well that a healthy 40 year old had about zero chance of dying from the Wuhan Plague.
So, the illiberal left had to dump Ferguson, but they still had Fauci and Redfield from the Confused Disease Control center to stoke fear. And like good leftists, though the CDC ordered doctors to code any death where Covid was present to be labeled Covid, which no doubt inflated the death rate, they did what all good lefties do, not only did they deny it, they said the opposite, that the count was under estimated. It will be really interesting to see if an investigative journalist other that our new found hero Alex Berenson, who has written a pamphlet originally banned by Amazon (but later under pressure was released – and a good thing for Berenson, because after one appearance on Tucker Carlson’s show – it shot up to #1 and sold 100,000 copies in a week! Ouch!) – Unreported Truths About Covid-19 and Lockdowns – sets the record straight.
What power they have now – the ability to literally shut down the Western World. Hell, even the third world ground to a halt. As the facts dribble out that this Wuhan plague is not as deadly as predicted – again bad computer models and bad science – and corrupt politically motivated organizations like the WHO and CDC – especially not at all deadly to Children. But do not expect the media surrogates and the teachers unions to actually use science and open the schools in the fall. Trump may hold back some funds, but the Democrats and the unions control most of it, so expect very little education this fall. Not that you get much of that anyway. Indoctrination is what the average state-run school does best. After all, history is watered down and twisted to understate the horrors of Socialism, but the texts greatly exaggerate the faults of those evil white men who discovered, explored and built this country and Western Civilization. And now they’ve corrupted science, so don’t expect an honest discussion of the scientific method or mention that most of the inventions and breakthroughs in the last half-Millennia were made by those evil white men. Expect many families to suffer because it becomes even more difficult to work with their children locked up at home. Making people suffer for the good of the cause. That’s what the illiberal locusts of the left do. After all, the ends justify the means. Death and disruption will flourish at least until November 3rd. But hey, to make that socialist Utopian omelet, you gotta break a few eggs.