What’s worse, the virus or the fear of the virus?

If you haven’t figured it out by now, COVID-19 is definitely not an “end of the world” scenario.  Yes, more than 300,000 people around the globe have died so far, and the final death toll will be even higher, but this isn’t like the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918 to 1920 that took the lives of between 50 million and 100 million victims worldwide.

Our current pandemic has shown us that our economic and financial systems are not nearly as stable as most people thought.  Many of our politicians have been very eager to embrace socialism and tyranny during this pandemic, and acute shortages of basic essentials started to happen very rapidly once fear began to sweep across the nation. If things can degenerate this much during a relatively minor crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic, what is our society going to look like when a major crisis hits?

The bad news is that governmental lockdowns have burst all of our economic bubbles and completely wrecked the global economy.

Here in the United States more than 38 million Americans have lost their jobs so far, more than 100,000 businesses have been permanently lost, and it is being projected that U.S. GDP will fall by about 40 percent during the second quarter.

And all because of fear of the virus.  If millions of people were dropping dead all over the planet, our level of fear would be understandable.  But millions of people are not dropping dead. Don’t get rid of any protective equipment you have acquired, because you will most likely need it again now that people have seen how to really frighten folks all over the globe, but for now there seems absolutely no reason why any U.S. states should still have harsh restrictions in place, and we desperately need to reboot our economy before it withers away into nothing.

It’s hard to imagine many of our governors would be so eager to fully embrace tyranny during a crisis. Some of them even seem to revel in trampling on the rights of others, and that has been alarming to watch.  For years, many freedom-loving candidates have run for public office all over the nation, but Americans kept rejecting them and put corrupt career politicians in office instead.

Sure seems like this really is not the land of the free that we have known and enjoyed, doesn’t it?

If you really want to live in fear, this is a perfect time to do it.  But if you want to live without fear and still maintain a smart, common-sense approach to things like a COVID-19 health crisis, you can easily make that change.



[From an article published by Michael Snyder on TheMostImportantNews.com]




As always, posted for your edification and enlightenment by

NORM ‘n’ AL, Minneapolis




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