Recently there's been a lot of talk about Ruth Bader Ginsburg going to the gym with a trainer present, as outlined in this article by Kristinn Taylor, In Midst of DC's Coronavirus Shutdown, Ruth Bader Ginsburg Meets Trainer for Workouts at Supreme Court Gym, posted on April 1st. Ruth Bader Ginsberg works out? You’re kidding me, right? Is this an April Fool's joke? Apparently not, and it was followed with hundreds of comments, some of them very unpleasant, which I would expect regarding RBG.
As I've said in the past, I've been privileged to be part of an e-mail group that's educated, intelligent, and polite, even when we disagree, which is regularly since some are very liberal and others are very conservative, yet the discussions remains respectful. That's why I feel privileged to be a part of this group, and what I admire about our group the most.
Having said that, our group has ventured in on this business with BRG having the nerve to go out of her house, and worse yet, going to a gym with a trainer, declaring she's a bad example and represents a danger to the public as a result. My initial comment was she was doing this because she wasn't any more taken in by all this pandemic hysteria than I am, and I said something I never in my life thought I could possibly utter - I gave her an Attaboy Girl.
Well, this didn't go away, and led to more discussion over the whole surrounding subject of this China flu and what's happening.
There are pandemics every year, we just don’t call them pandemics because they’ve become a part of our lives. The World Health Organization, which declares these things, isn’t a true health organization. It’s like the IPCC, which isn’t a true science group, they’re both part of the UN, and they’re both UN political cat’s paws masquerading as science and health organizations.
So, declaring what’s a pandemic apparently has nothing to do with numbers, otherwise they would declare flu pandemics each and every year based on the numbers of people infected and die. Yet they don’t! I say they're all pandemics, others say they're merely epidemics, but this question remains: Have we ever shut down the nation over pandemics or epidemics in the past? The answer is no!
In days gone by most people went to work unless they were really sick. That’s been an American societal paradigm for all of my life. I ran a bread route many years ago, and at times sick as a dog. Breadmen have to give notice if they’re going to die, and preferably at least three days’ notice so they can get the bread out without interruption. I’m being factious of course, but that was, and is, the mentality in the bread business.
Prudence versus panic is a matter of definition. I call what’s going on panic fueled by hyperbolic hysterical politicians and writers with an anti-American and anti-Trump agenda.
Let's put this in perspective. Why in the world are we treating this "pandemic" differently than all the other infectious diseases that were declared as “pandemics” that has stuck this nation over the years?
Is it going to be worse than seasonal flu cases? Maybe, but so far there no indication it will be that much more, and even then, by how much worse where we decide to shut down the nation, and destroy the world’s economy. What's the break point for that decision? Who makes it? The Constitution doesn't give the President or the Congress the right to do that, and as far as I've been able to tell, there's no State Constitution that gives Governors, or their legislatures, the right to do that.
I've seen figures that state the death toll for seasonal flu is between 20,000 and 36,000 and one writer claimed as many as 60,000. Whatever the actual numbers are, that’s a lot of darn people dying every year, and we have to ask: Is this any worse? If so by how much?
And comparing numbers from America and other countries is apparently meaningless because whenever these things strike, they effect different populations differently. In the past we just sucked it up and went on with our lives. If we were sick, we stayed home, that is if we were really sick. Otherwise most were expected to go to work, and they did.
Take these things seriously but we need to stop being panicked by a lunatic media, and a political element that so desires to destroy Trump they actually love this pandemic, in order to once again blame him, and attack him with lies and ridiculous charges. This flu virus should be taken seriously, but we need to suck it up and recognize this is all being promoted with hyperbole, lies, and politics. And taking something seriously is different than becoming hysterical.
|This was in 2014, and is a good example of the double standard |
set by the media and the Democrat party
I went to the bank last week and they know me and that I write about this kind of thing. We had some discussion, and of course I said this was all insanity. They were polite, but I could tell they didn't want to dispute this with a customer. We could only go in one at a time. When the guy before me was leaving, I was allowed to go in. Remember, he passed right beside me, right beside the manager, touched two door handles, going in and going out, and handed the teller paper work. And this goes on all day long, six days a week.
I forgot to sign the back of my check so the teller handed my check back and a pen to sign it. After I handed both back to her I snarkerly, with a bit of dramatic air said, Oooooh, I touched the pen, thinking she would see the humor in that statement. Wrong – she actually had a bit of a shock to her expression. I’ve known this teller for years, and she’s no wall flower, but it was clear she’s intimidated by all this hyperbole.
We have lost our minds!!!!!!!!
We need to start seeing this clearly. Flu viruses - yearly – are a part of our lives. It’s been that way year after year, going back into the 1800’s and probably more, and the only one that was truly a pandemic disaster was the Spanish Influence, killing over 20 million people. This isn’t the Spanish Influenza – oops is that racist? – and when it’s all said and done, we’re going to look around at the devastation this hysteria caused and ask – it that all there was?
There are probably a lot
of asymptomatic people in my area, but I also think that’s true
everywhere. But I believe it always has been so, but we never thought
shutting of down the nation, destroying businesses, putting millions out of work,
bankrupting millions, ultimately causing untold numbers of foreclosures as time
goes by, promoting crime – burglaries have skyrocketed – and when it’s over,
what about those disrupted lives, when we say:
Sorry about that, that's all there was, but we had to destroy your lives
to save you.
There are probably a lot of asymptomatic people in my area, but I also think that’s true everywhere. But I believe it always has been so, but we never thought shutting of down the nation, destroying businesses, putting millions out of work, bankrupting millions, ultimately causing untold numbers of foreclosures as time goes by, promoting crime – burglaries have skyrocketed – and when it’s over, what about those disrupted lives, when we say: Sorry about that, that's all there was, but we had to destroy your lives to save you.
As I said, I never in my life thought I would say this about RBG, especially since saying this almost gives me hives – Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Attaboy Girl!