Over the past 24 hours, evidence (in the form of documents) has come to light which proves beyond a doubt that James Comey and the upper echelons of the FBI tried to entrap, to frame former Trump national security advisor General Michael Flynn. There is little doubt that he will be exonerated and that lawsuits will follow. I believe the same will happen for Roger Stone. Perhaps commutations and full pardons are in the offing, as well.
The evilness, corruption and ultimate destruction that was visited upon these men at the hands of some of the most-powerful, unelected people in our government has been experienced to varying degrees by a number of American citizens (does the name Brett Kavanaugh ring a bell) whose only crime was working for, supporting or being somehow connected to Donald Trump. I mention this simply to illustrate the levels to which the left has gone and will go to destroy the president, to nullify an election and to disenfranchise and silence the voices of the 63 million Americans who voted for him. With this as our backdrop, let’s just see how the Coronavirus crisis factors in.
I will admit that I accepted the findings of and was willing to heed the advice of the so-called experts, early on. But, with each passing day, more and more made less and less sense to me. We are all well-aware of the downplaying of the seriousness of the situation in February and March by Dr. Anthony Fauci, Nancy Pelosi, Bill de Blasio, his health commissioner and others even AFTER President Trump had instituted his China travel ban on January 31st. These same people, save Trump, then changed their tunes and had placed America quickly in panic mode as they lay out all sorts of doomsday scenarios.
We were told early on that the Coronavirus mortality rate was ten times higher than the flu. What we weren’t told is that the flu has a mortality rate of 0.1%. That would have made the Coronavirus mortality rate a mere 1%, hardly a reason to collapse an economy, unless there’s another reason for doing so. Ahem. The predictions were that eventually the mortality rate would rise to 3.5% or higher and that upwards of 240,000 would die even with the mitigation. None of the experts predictions has come to pass and as of this writing, we now have more than 30 million Americans out of work, numbers we haven’t seen since the Great Depression, not to mention that when the April economic numbers come out, we will officially be in a recession. Less than two months ago, we were enjoying the best economy this nation has ever seen.
Every day, more data come in and every day it becomes clearer that the Coronavirus is more-easily spread and far more widespread than the experts led us to believe. So, despite the masks, gloves, social-distancing and shutdowns, millions still contracted the virus, many being asymptomatic and not even realizing they were sick – and spreading the virus. That may not have been such a bad thing and actually may have helped to “flatten the curve.” We’ll revisit that later.
As testing has increased, we’ve learned that more people than previously known have or had the virus. A recent study in Los Angeles County showed that 400,000 – rather than 8,000 – had contracted the virus. Applying the current death tolls, it was discovered that the mortality rate was 0.1-0.3%, similar to flu. In New York City, the epicenter of the virus, the latest mortality rate stands at 0.5%. We’ve also learned from a recent study that 99.2% of NYC residents who died from COVID-19 were elderly and/or had other comorbidities.
The data bear out that COVID-19 sufferers have a 99-percent survival rate. As more are tested, more will be shown to be positive for Coronavirus. And since the curve has flattened, as deaths slow and as more data come in, simple arithmetic will dictate that the mortality rate will naturally drop and the survival rate will naturally rise. Again, simple arithmetic. We know for a fact (Dr. Deborah Birx told us so) that those who die from heart attacks, strokes, diabetes or some other illnesses or diseases…..but who also tested positive for Coronavirus…..are still counted as COVID-19 deaths, despite dying WITH Coronavirus, not FROM Coronavirus. Imagine how low the mortality rate would be and how high the survival rate would be were the death numbers not skewed for what I believe are purely partisan, political purposes.
It is not only COVID-19, but EVERY disease and illness – including the flu – that disproportionately affects the elderly, those with compromised immune systems and other underlying health issues and comorbidities, including obesity, diabetes, heart and lung diseases etc. We’ve never thrusted the country into a recession for the flu, so why for the Coronavirus? Why now? Why, indeed.
We can all agree that this crisis has been politicized. Using the new General Flynn revelations mentioned earlier as well as everything we’ve seen from the left over the past 3-1/2 years as a backdrop, for me, as always, it boils down to two things: “What’s past is prologue” and “Occam’s Razor.”
As for the first, a Shakespeare quote, we know that the Democrats politicize EVERYTHING. We know that they accuse President Trump and Republicans of those very same things of which they are, themselves, guilty. We know they have spent the past 3-1/2 years and untold millions of taxpayer dollars trying to destroy Donald Trump. Since day one, they’ve tried everything, to no avail. As political cudgels go, Quid Pro Quo was a no-go. So now, the left is giving COVID a go. What’s past is prologue.
Now, the second. “Occam’s Razor” says that when presented with competing hypotheses that make the same predictions, one should select the solution with the fewest assumptions. In other words, “the simplest solution is most likely the right one.” And so, given the statistics which show that COVID-19 is not even nearly as deadly as we were told, that the mortality rate is proving to be 34 times lower than we were told…….is it possible that those who despise President Trump and his supporters could have taken advantage of the Coronavirus crisis to – under the guise of saving lives – purposely and purposefully spread fear and panic in order to frighten us into allowing them to seize power, strip away our rights and destroy the economy just in time to get rid of Donald Trump? You bet your ass. But, don’t go by me. I’ll let the facts, quotes and videos speak for themselves.
We know that there are those on the left who were publicly wishing for a recession to get rid of President Trump.
And we know that some of the same people – including prominent Democrats – have publicly celebrated our collapsing economy, like New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez did the day that oil prices fell into negative territory (-$37 per barrel) for the first time in history.
AOC even suggests that Americans should refuse to go back to work after the economy is reopened in order to force the types of radical changes she’d like to see, including implementation of her Green New Deal which, among other things, would provide a guaranteed income “to those unable or unwilling to work.” That latter category would be those who are mentally-challenged enough to take AOC’s advice.
In wanting to see radical change, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez is not alone. Not by a longshot. A number of prominent Democrats have publicly stated that the Coronavirus crisis is an opportunity to further their political agenda and to “fundamentally-transform” this country, or, as the Fabian Socialists put it, “Remould it nearer to the heart’s desire.” In the “Fabian Window,” below, note that the earth is red-hot, having been heated by crisis, making it easy to “remould.”
But, that’s just my opinion. Best to read and hear their own words.
Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) “This is a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision.”
Hillary Clinton: “This would be a terrible crisis to waste.”
Joe Biden: “Every great change that has taken place. It’s come out of a crisis…..We have an opportunity to do so many things now to change some of the structural things that are wrong, some of the structural things we couldn’t get anyone’s attention on.”
“Because of this COVID crisis, I think people are realizing, ‘My Lord. Look at what is possible. Look at the institutional changes we can make.’ “
“And I think we have an opportunity now to significantly change the mindset of the American people, things they weren’t ready to do, you know, even two, three years ago.”
Now, let’s hear from the man in the epicenter of the crisis, New York City Mayor, Bill de Blasio, pictured below with his wife, Chirlane McCray:
“This virus in fact, discriminates. Comes back to the painful reality of structural racism…..This virus does discriminate because it’s particularly good at afflicting those who for so long had been afflicted by so many of society’s ills…. In a sense, this virus teamed up with the inequalities that already existed in our society and that we’ve been fighting here in New York City over these last six plus years.” The woman in the video below would take issue with Bill de Blasio’s fighting prowess.
The mayor even formed a “Coronavirus Racial Inequality Task Force” and appointed his wife to run it. You see, Bill de Blasio saw an opportunity to “do those things you thought you couldn’t do before” by making Coronavirus about race – just as radical leftists make EVERYTHING about race. To make it even more exciting, why have just one task force when you can have two? So, he outlined his plans to fix “society’s ills” through his new “Fair Recovery Task Force” whose goal will be to ensure “racial-inclusion and equity” when New York City reopens. The mayor said: “I am not only calling on New Yorkers from all walks of life to help us get our city back on its feet – I am calling on them to join me in the fight ahead for a fair recovery.”
The mayor promises that New York City will emerge “stronger and fairer” and he and his “task force” will be the sole arbiters of what is and is not “fair.” For example:
On April 29th, just weeks after threatening Christians and promising “enforcement agents” would shut down any Easter celebrations breaking lockdown orders, de Blasio threatened his city’s Jews: “My message to the Jewish community, and all communities, is this simple: the time for warnings has passed. I have instructed the NYPD to proceed immediately to summons or even arrest those who gather in large groups. This is about stopping this disease and saving lives. Period.” Is it really, REALLY?
It’s worth mentioning here that Bill de Blasio’s real name is Warren Wilhelm II. In 1983, he legally changed his name to Warren de Blasio-Wilhelm. In 2002, he legally changed it again, to Bill de Blasio, no doubt to distance himself from his communist father and his totalitarian origins. It is reported that his mother also had those leanings. As we’ve seen here, the wiener doesn’t fall far from the schnitzel.
In the spirit of fairness, De blasio made good on his threat by sending scores of police to disperse an Hasidic Jewish funeral for a local rabbi.
After attacking and threatening Christians (at Eastertime) and Jews, de Blasio described Ramadan as a “profoundly important holiday” and announced that New York City will feed it’s Muslims 400,000 halal holy meals – courtesy of the American taxpayers – throughout the entire Islamic holy month until May 23rd. de Blasio is bitching and moaning that he doesn’t have the money to implement the new COVID-19 reopening guidelines, but he does have money to cater Ramadan festivities for an entire month? Seems fair to me. You?
One of the perks of Bill de Blasio’s “stronger and fairer” New York is that he can threaten, harass and arrest you for attending mass or a funeral while he and his wife go for a stroll in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park after being chauffeured from Gracie Mansion which is 11 miles away……and located IN A PARK. Mayor de Blasio recently instituted “Big Brother” mechanisms through which New Yorkers could snitch on each other for not observing his COVID-19 guidelines and encouraged them to do so. Observe the mayor’s fairness as he becomes the “snitchee” and blows off one of his constituents who has the audacity to question a man who works for him.
While we’re on the topic of fairness, here’s one that’s just so rich that I couldn’t resist. On Friday, April 14, two public service announcements were released on radio urging African Americans to stay home in order to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. They were voiced by Michelle Obama.
“Hi everybody, it’s Michelle Obama. Our (black) communities are among the hardest hit by the Coronavirus, and we’ve got to do everything we can to keep each other safe. And that means staying home because even if we are not showing any symptoms, we can still spread the virus to others. Let’s keep each other safe by just staying home. Thank you so much and God bless.”
Apparently, Barack doesn’t listen to the radio, nor his wife. Bad idea. The day after Michelle’s PSA’s were released, Barry was spotted playing golf at the private, member-owned Robert Trent Golf Club in Gainesville, Va., just a short 45-minute drive from the Obama’s gated home in a posh section of Washington D.C. The annual fees are $15,000—though every former U.S. president reportedly has an honorary membership and those fees are waived, even for a president who used his office to turn himself into one of the same rich people he demagogued for eight years. This is the same Barack HUSSEIN Obama who so often with soaring rhetoric, regaled us with his aspirations of an America “where everyone gets a fair shot, where everyone pays their fair share and where everyone plays by the same set of rules.”
CNN’s Chris Cuomo, the lesser Cuomo, doesn’t play by the same set of rules, either. Even as the positive-testing Fredo lectured us about following the guidelines…….from his basement while in quarantine…….he ventured out – sans mask – to check out the construction progress on his new home. An elderly man on a bike recognized Chris and questioned him about his not following the guidelines. Ever the macho man, little Fredo threw out his chest and threw a hissy fit and threatened the old man. I understand some charges have been filed. Brawn loses to age and wisdom.
You see. It’s really not about public safety nor saving lives. It’s about power and “fundamental transformation.” Obama’s first Chief of Staff famously said, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. What I mean by that is an opportunity to do the things you thought you couldn’t do before.” How often have Bernie Sanders and others told us that we have too many people in prison, that our criminal justice system is unfair, racist, biased? The Coronavirus crisis gave a radical leftist judge the impetus and the excuse he needed to do something “he thought he couldn’t do before” ……..release 7 sexual predators onto the streets of Orange County, California.
This crisis also gave Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer the impetus and the excuse to ban purchases of seeds, carpeting and paint (but not lottery tickets) to ban motorboating (but not canoeing) and hip/knee replacements (but not abortions).
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy wasn’t about to let this crisis go to waste. He shut down churches and tulip farms but kept liquor stores open. When questioned about his violating the Bill of Rights, he said “I wasn’t thinking about the Bill of Rights when we did this.”
Still angered over images of large crowds gathered along the California coast last weekend, Governor Gavin Newsom seized the opportunity of this crisis to shut down access to the state’s beaches and state parks beginning on May 1st.
The Coronavirus crisis has even given YouTube, Google, Facebook and others the opportunity to do something they thought they “couldn’t do before.” That is, prevent free speech and censor those with whom they disagree, including removing videos of those with whom they disagree and Facebook pages used to organize economic shutdown protests. The most recent and most glaring example, so far, is a now-removed video by former emergency room physician Dr. Daniel W. Erickson and his partner, Dr. Artin Massih, who own and operate Accelerated Urgent Care in Bakersfield, California. Their video presented factual information – including statistics – pertaining to the Coronavirus and COVID-19, information that was far less-bleak and, therefore, at-variance with what those who are REALLY running the show – the so-called experts who were mostly wrong – are putting out there.
The Coronavirus pandemic has allowed governors – and even unelected officials – to pick winners and losers, to decide whose business, job or institution is essential or not. We are told what to wear, if and where we can go – or not, where to stand. We follow – or stand behind – colored tape on sidewalks and floors and are told in which direction to walk. We are told what we can buy – and how much. We are told that the millennia-old custom of handshaking may never return – and shouldn’t. We have empty store shelves even as milk is being poured onto the ground, crops are being turned underground and chickens, cattle and hogs are being destroyed. The government is telling companies what to manufacture and we are totally dependent on government checks for our survival. We are told that this is for our own good and we just accept it. We are living under the very socialism that cause people like Bernie Sanders, Bill de Blasio and Barack Obama nocturnal emissions. We are turning the United States into the very country that gave us the Coronavirus in the first place.
After 9/11, Americans just accepted the fact that things would never be the same. We remove our belts and shoes when entering airports because we are told it makes us safer. We even allow TSA screeners in other rooms to sit and get their jollies as they examine x-rays revealing every nuance of our anatomies. We allow TSA agents, total strangers, to put their hands down the underwear of and to examine the genitalia of grandmothers in wheelchairs and even young children. Yes, it happened. None of these things makes us safer. These things merely present the illusion that we’re safer because of the appearance that our government is actually doing something to protect us and that people who are much smarter than we have figured out that this is the best way to accomplish that. Appearances can be deceiving. And so, we’ve just gone along and kept our mouths shut all of these years and look at where we are now. A government is never more dangerous than it is during a time of crisis.
The masks and gloves we wear, the 6-foot distancing, the self-quarantining that we’ve all just accepted because we’ve been told to do so…….no more protect us from Coronavirus than does removing our shoes or having our junk checked at airports makes us appreciably safer in airplanes. They merely give us the illusion of safety. Unless a mask is one that would be worn by a medical professional and is COMPLETELY AFFIXED TO YOUR FACE it does little to prevent microscopic particles from entering or exiting your nose or mouth through various gaps so often seen on someone wearing an improperly-fitting or improperly-worn mask. Even if the masks were 100 percent efficient, airborne “droplets” could still find their way into your moist eyes, which is why we’re told not to touch our eyes. Should we wear welding masks or industrial goggles? Even if you never leave your home, food still has to come in and a number of people have handled that food before you’ve eaten it.
My point here is that despite all of the mitigation, the virus has still spread – and will continue to spread. You could argue that the spread would be much higher without the mitigation. Perhaps. But, as I intimated earlier, spread is not necessarily a bad thing.
You may have heard the term “herd immunity” used in relation to the Coronavirus. Herd immunity is also called community immunity and herd or group protection. Herd immunity takes place when so many people in a community become immune to an infectious disease that it stops the disease from spreading. This can happen in two ways.
- Many people contract the disease and in time build up an immune response to it (natural immunity).
- Many people are vaccinated against the disease to achieve immunity.
One could argue that the draconian measures of governors which have seen millions cooped up in their homes for nearly two months has actually prevented herd immunity from happening, which may prove more detrimental to the overall population in the long run.
Make no mistake. When the country reopens, we will no longer see the images of empty streets and sidewalks emblazoned across our television screens day after day. What we will still see – and probably for a very, very long time are the images of people in masks and gloves, avoiding each other and those images are very powerful because they represent fear. A population in fear is a population that is easy to control, as this crisis has proven. A population in fear is also a population that is willing to see it’s rights stripped away, so long as they truly believe it’s about safety…..again, as this crisis has proven. I don’t believe it has anything to do with safety. I believe it has everything to do with power. What’s past is prologue. Occam’s Razor.
Stated simply, I believe the Coronavirus crisis (the response, not the virus) is another hoax, meant to destroy the economy – and with it, Donald Trump. The economy was his calling card. The Russian hoax didn’t destroy the president, so now the Democrats are trying the “Rushin’ hoax.” The rush to shut this thing down was not unlike the rush to impeach. The rush is because there is precious little time left until the election. The shutdown keeps people jobless, hungry, dependent, scared, helpless and under control. It also keeps the Democrat-controlled House and the most-mediocre, unqualified, mentally and physically-incapable Democrat presidential nominee hidden away while President Trump “the man in the arena” is omnipresent, meaning that many will automatically blame the one person they see every day for all of their pain and suffering. The poll numbers in battleground states bear that out.
The American People are getting impatient and anxious. They want their lives and their country back. We need to put a rush on that.