Covid taught me that most Westerners are soulless NPCs. Even within my own family. I'm extremely grateful that I was able to solidify bonds with others.
Although articles are starting to trickle through the mainstream media showing the jabs are ineffective (they haven't discussed dangerous yet) I have not heard a single normie at work/socially say that jabs and Lockdowns were poor policy. I'm still hearing fuck trumps, however??
Finally, I welcome that people like Emily are scared and want amnesty. However, I don't actually see any form of retribution happening. I'd love if someone could outline a pathway to heads on spikes. It certainly won't happen in Australia.
Well, the short-term damage -- i.e., what we are already seeing -- is a freaking horror show. Miscarriages, stillbirths, and neonatal deaths (babies born alive but dying within minutes, hours, or days after birth) are happening in unprecedented numbers.
The long term damage might be a horror show too. Inability to conceive, birth defects, reproductive cancers etc. There's no telling what kind of destruction to humanity has been done.
-- I'm in the control group
-- In life, it's important to know when to stop arguing with people and simply let them be wrong.
@Tickerguy Off topic. Please, my forum friends, don't flag. I've made many posts/contributions to the Covid topic and others in this forum. But, I wish to thank Karl for his Primal 2 running shoes suggestion. I have 50+ on mine and find they are my favorite running shoes ever. I was wearing double socks with my Merrells but am back to barefoot in my new Primal 2 Lems. The shoes are stable and with ample protection. I run mostly on dirt but also in some bad spots with stones. The Lems are light. They feel like ballet slippers. Or, what I might imagine ballet slippers would be like ;-) Thank you Karl.
So, I have had conversations with my pastor and with others. I still get blank looks and have quit banging my head on the same brick wall. I don't understand my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, and I don't hate them either.
But I asked early on. How can it be loving and compassionate to follow the monstrous government guidelines and beauracratic edicts when: you scare people half out of their minds over a 99% survivable virus. When you lock people away from loved ones. When you force businesses to close,some permanent. And as a result all the spending to keep a implosion at bay adding to the debt and economic chaos that folks will deal with now and years to come. When you have the increase in suicides, mental struggles, health implications from the stress. When you have the fracturing of society and families over to jab or not jab. Etc. How is that loving, how is that a kindness to let the government have such a tyrannical role in these matters -whether or not you are a Christian.
I personally feel the church should have taken a strong stance against all of this and could have shown real wisdom and compassion. I am not angry at God, we did this to ourselves and it is not His fault as we have free will. But I am disappointed in many of my Christian friends. I agree with another poster that God has given us intelligence and discernment and there are truly times, I believe, when action needs to be taken now. Prayer is essential for sure, but we don't always need to agonize over what to do. He has given us minds to know.
@Hobbled: stuff like that is why we switched congregations. Our long-time (25 years) church folded like a cheap umbrella and the pastoral team hammered on the congregation (via poorly executed zoom) to 'just get the shots and you'll be protected' and 'stay away from those witch doctors pushing horse dewormer'.
Yeah, didn't take me too long after hearing shit like that to figure out that it was no longer a place where individual discernment was allowed.
I read a lot of W. W. II history, the last few years I have delved into reading more about the Eastern Front war, and Stalin. I started the book, Germany's War, tonight and have been wrapped up in it tightly. It posits a number of theories and facts I was not aware of and puts a whole new face of the whole conflict. The Propaganda used is just amazing for the U.S. to enter the war. Roosevelt truly played us as a country I think for the Hell of War.
Stalin was a Master of Evil that in many ways eclipses both Hitler and Mao to degrees. Neither Stalin or Mao cared about their people and everything done was for the, "Good of the State", certainly not for those that lived there. The brutality is too unimaginable even now.
Thanks for the Tip on this book, so far very eye opening in some facts I was not aware of.
No amnesty. No quarter. They gave us none, the covidians get none.
I want to thank Karl for saving thousands of lives. I wasn't going to take the shot, but I am an engineer, I look at data all day long, 9 dead out of 3711 on Diamond Princess, all over 70. I liked my chances. But I am really glad Karl helped others.
I should have done more to try and convince people not to vaxx. This haunts me and probably will until I die in a gulag or alone, because my family and friend circle is now smaller. Two of my good friends died due cardiac events, I knew the risk, I tried to talk them out of it, I should have done more.
That mask shit is ridiculous. I am hazwoper 40-hour trained, we deal with hazardous substances, and full respirators are the ONLY thing that might work with covid, and then only in close contact, because with an airborne virus hanging in the air for hours, you'd have to mask up forever. Over 9 out of 3711 at the boat?
My elderly mom was afraid to hug me on my birthday in 2020, afraid she would kill me. Fuck Emily. I feel for her kids having such a bad mom, but I hope parents like her live life long enough like Yul Brynner did in the 10 Commandments, and get to watch their kids die before they themselves succumb to the death shot, alone, like my neighbor died. Alone.
AND WE KNOW Emily is getting paid by DHS, this is still more Fed Physiological warfare. She took her 30 pieces of silver, hopefully she follows the whole Judas Iscariot script, to the end, and commits suicide from her guilt.
Last thing. Karl, age group awards are gonna get easier for us purebloods at races!! This is the one thing that covid has been good for me, more training, less long nights out, less bad food, less bad booze choices.
Frankly, the psyche of Emily Oster should be studied by "mendologists" (experts in how people lie) for years to come. It is quite amazing that this broad thinks she can get away with this astounding, epic gaslighting---still ordering about the supposed unwashed and informing them that they didn't actually know anymore than she did but just go lucky! This is life in the academic and DC media bubble (which I think is more or less what the Atlantic is part of).
She accords herself godlike self-serving powers to tell the world what to think of her own horrendous errors. Her and TPTB's errors really can only be measured on a kind religious scale of moral "Error" writ large. Of course as a guilty party she is trying like hell to control the narrative and the Overton Window of what can now be said about her crimes. Just as she and her ilk controlled the Overton Window before. But this time it doesn't seem to be working. I hope she is getting a major trauma from the wave of hatred inundating her that she has so richly earned. Of course this article is a forward defense against reality. Anyone who calls her to account will be discounted as unforgiving and "counterproductive." She thinks she still speaks for the majority and can continue to "other" those who were right. The people who were right should just be "gracious" and "polite" according to Miss Emily's strictures. It is risible.
Emily Oster's gaslighting, the overweening pride, the continued assumption of authority when in the wrong, the utter lack not only of humility but even of a sense of reality are symptoms of a disturbed perception of reality. Oster's article is a study in multiple pathologies and delusions. Does she have dementia? Or is she, now, scared at what may lie ahead for her? Total devalidation, public ridicule, and maybe eventual loss of position? And, hah! what happens when the minority community starts to wrap their heads around this disgusting display of, yes, some kind of white privilege. The privilege of always being allowed to be right. This gal needs a real whuppin'!
I appreciate the Amazing Polly link. I think Polly is a good reporter and thinker, despite her flirtations with the Qanon business. She comes close to expressing the level of outrage that has to be expressed. Except, she is too nice.
I expect Oster's article will provide a rich corpse for ongoing moral dissections.
Amen, @Ronniemcghee. Even if I forgive what they did to me personally, I do not have the authority to forgive them for what they did to CHILDREN.
Life-long, PERMANENT damage. Those children do not get to have the life that God intended for them.
Not forgetting, not forgiving. Best I can do is pray for God's mercy on them (HE can forgive them!) and that they will seek and receive His forgiveness so they don't get suicidal like Scott Adams. The only thing Satan likes as much as child sacrifice is suicide. I fear that Satan is preparing for a huge harvest of souls, and I pray daily that people will be protected against that and find hope in Jesus.
Work-hubby the other day lamented the fact that he took the vax. The first one. But not the second and absolutely not the "boosters".
I felt bad for him as we were still WFH then (floor construction), so our inter-actions were severely limited, and his parents and Dr and friends had a bigger influence on him than me at the time.
THOSE are the people I sympathize/empathize with. Those who thought they were doing the right thing, but now regret it. But there is no turning back. And I told him that it sucks he'll die of a heart attack by 60 - I'll miss him.