Not 'just another flu'. It is a bio weapon. The varied effects on humans is a weapon feature. Really consider what actions you are taking not to catch it. The penalty for failure can be severe.
While the virus is a factor fueling the move out of big cities, the biggest factor is major cities have become unlivable. The riots and mobs fueled by Antifa and BLM make larger portions just plain hazardous to be in. The demonizing of police where they now hesitate to use force when mobs become unruly further underlines the safety issue. Plus the general crimes of opportunity (burglary, auto theft, assault, shootings) as police forces are committed to mob patrol leaves the rest of the city on their own. Then there is the general leadership, or lack thereof, of the mayors, prosecutors and judges with the catch and release programs of criminals.
This trend will leave the cities with a core constituency of protesters, welfare recipients, criminals and phantom voters. What it will not leave the cities is a tax base to support services or businesses to provide jobs. This will concentrate the unproductive into a smaller area and make cities one big welfare/prison zone.
Education, especially higher education with the sprawling campuses will have real difficulty keeping a student body willing to run the gamut from suburb to campus. Plus with the virus making auditorium sized classes difficult, on line learning will win the competition for students. Besides being cheaper, on line learning will also be safer. And the nonsense courses so favored by the social justice class will have to actually compete. Since they do not offer any real value their funding will rapidly decrease and they should fade away.
Concentrating the dysfunctional in this manner is not a long term solution. But it is the solution forced by the bone headed policies of the liberal statists. In effect central cities will become one big CHAZ/CHOP zone, a sterling example of policy failure for all to see. Re-civilizing the area will take quite awhile. Ultimately the people consigned to the area will have to want to change for any rebirth to occur.
One wonders what the mob in front of this house is thinking. Answer: Mobs do not think. If mobs could think it might occur them that this couple has zero power to accomplish what their supposed stated goal is. Would the original mob, if it could think, accomplish their goal by assaulting or killing this couple and their guests plus destroying this house?
Obviously the answers are no and no. What the mob is getting is air time. Plus the sense of being part of a larger pursuit of justice. And if injustice is the price to pay to get justice, well, the irony is lost on the mob since it does not think.
As the summer heats and individual reason evaporates, expect more 'flash' mobs. With unemployment high, hope low, leadership absent and the film crews out to record (if it bleeds, it leads being the criteria) the unplanned (or planned) firestorm in the tinder dry areas bereft of any civilizing restraints is almost a foregone conclusion at this point. And that firestorm could easily flow to any adjacent area with more worthwhile targets. The 'eat the rich' and justice battle cries will excuse any and all mob action. The police, unsure of a system which used to have their backs, will hesitate to go in early with enough force to stop a mob from building. Add a power blackout or major weather event to the mix and any Democratic mega metropolis will, not might, will go critical.
Just like speculation in the stock markets, men will go mad in herds and only regain their sanity one by one.
Leaving aside, for now, both the idiotic government (all governments) response to this bio weapon and the myriad ways 'deaths' are being counted, the death metric is not capturing the true cost of this virus. Many more people who get the virus and do not die do get maimed for life. Decreased lung and other organ function, nerve damage that can leave a person in various levels of pain plus reinfection which makes damage cumulative with each bout. This is not a 'just another flu' virus. It is a bio weapon and the hobbling wounded are going to start to matter as the infection count goes up.
Government is not going to protect you. You need to protect you. Because you are going to have to live with the decisions you make.
Heads up, people. This is why mom told you not to play in the road.
Very few universities left worthy of that designation. And definitely not worth the tuition or a lifetime of debt to work off.
Goldfish, otherwise known as much of the public, have an attention span of 2 seconds. This is why they can swim around a small bowl and not get bored. It's always new territory coming up.
And the public, specifically I'm thinking of the American public, has a similar mind. Probably at some point they heard the virus was a bio-weapon but since it is not the current drumbeat the MSM is putting forth it will be new news again and again. In particular, the comments I hear about "It's just a flu" and "no big deal" just confirm the goldfish have forgotten what they may have heard months ago.
Now, dear goldfish, consider what happens if the treatment (not cure, just treatment) does require a cocktail of drugs like the Aids protocols. Who is going to pay for it, how much will it cost, what level of personal debilitating effects will the infected have to endure (perhaps permanently) and where will all these resources come from? How long before the only long term solution is triage? Just a bit of thought starter for you goldfish to forget.
So, do you feel lucky? Well do you, goldfish?
If the universities weren't such money whores, they would start asking more students to leave. Students should not be going to university to teach, they should be going to learn. And universities should focus on not teaching immature adults that crying and tantrums are the means to get what they want. Doesn't work well in families, still doesn't work well after being out on one's own. Well, in a rational world that applies. Today has a different standard. But it will be shown not to work well, to all our sorrows.
DC is already the poster child of failed government socialist policies. It survives totally on government largess. Nothing good or useful is produced there. Making them a state would only make a bad deal worse. Hard to imagine, I know, but that's what would happen.
DC is already the poster child of failed government socialist policies. It survives totally on government largess. Nothing good or useful is produced there. Making them a state would only make a bad deal worse.
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You are hereby alerted. Act as you see fit, but I encourage acting from an informed position.