Wednesday, February 26, 2020
TKC MUST READ!!! CORONAVIRUS THREAT WITNESSED FROM KANSAS CITY!!!
A favorite from the comments shares a perspective on the current medical drama confronting the world. Here's an alternative perspective on one of many nasty bugs going around with MSM links to follow . . .
Chuck: Coronavirus and The Fog Of War
“Transparency is critical in public health and epidemics; laypeople become either effective force-multipliers or stubborn walls.”
― T.K. Naliaka
Authoritarian regimes are defined by mendacity and above all, self preservation. The stanchion supporting authoritarian regimes is the quality and repetition of the lies they tell to the world.
In Beijing, at the behest of Xi Jinping, the Mandarins who enforce the Communist, Totalitarian Rule Of Law, have lied incessantly over the last 5 months about the Coronavirus. The numbers coming out of China with respect to infected and dead, are far less trustworthy than the numbers that used to come out from Robert McNamara's DOD during Vietnam. A hell of a lot more people, were killed, wounded, or, destroyed than anyone wanted you to know.
"The war in Vietnam is going well and we will succeed." Robert McNamara
A famous film about Vietnam and Robert McNamara, "The Fog Of War" revealed the ill advised, counterproductive, murderous actions of America, in, of course, retrospect. "The Fog Of War" referred to the difficulty of making extemporaneous decisions during conflict. What it revealed to me, is that we put far too much faith in our leaders to make good decisions in the clutch. Emotion, ego, self preservation, status and hubris are hallmarks of most of the historical decisions made by leaders all over the world, when they were confronted with the crucible that defined their generation and age.
No one, NO ONE in my opinion, at this point, can extrapolate the effect of the Coronavirus epidemic that is now coursing through myriad nations with a ravenous eye cast towards our own . . . Is the infection rate under reported in the West? Will the mortality rate increase dramatically in areas like Los Angeles where 70,000 homeless are already under threat from the Bubonic Plague? Will the virus mutate? Can you be reinfected? I have NEVER heard of a 14 to 24 day incubation period that lets the carriers remain healthy while they infect others. There are so many questions that are relevant and logical to ask and I believe that Americans are not getting the answers. The feckless, nebulous explanations from our "Leaders" are designed to mislead us, while they hope for the best.
In the coming months, we can, at least take some solace, in the fact that we still live in an open society, where we can get the news from someone other than designated government agencies.
In China, they long for democracy. As the lies continue and the virus takes it's toll, at some point, many of the Chinese people will achieve the egalitarian status they crave and pull even with their rulers, but it will be in the democracy of death.
Here more resources about the virus from mainstream news sources:
UST: Could a coronavirus pandemic be stopped? US warns of ‘severe’ disruptions
NPR: Health Officials Warn Americans To Plan For The Spread Of Coronavirus In U.S.
Fox News: Coronavirus epidemic prompts robust and rapid response from US public health system
CNBC: ‘We need to stop the panic’ - Italy’s prime minister calls for calm as virus spikes
BBC: Coronavirus - Outbreak spreads in Europe from Italy
ABC News: Study begins in US to test possible coronavirus treatment
Guardian: How to protect yourself from coronavirus
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