Say, remember 15 days to slow the spread? Yup. What a bunch of gullible dopes so many Americans turned out to be. Like Charlie Brown and the football, they fell for the “it’s just two weeks” BS hook like and sinker.
You can do this for two weeks. It isn’t asking too much. Come on, everybody! Do you’re your part. We’re all in this togetherTM!
Then two weeks turned into a month. The month turned in six months. Then a year. And here we are miles and miles away from that initial two weeks and Federal and state governments are prepping for Two Weeks Redux.
And they’re using all the same BS on us that they did last time: Do your part to slow the spread! Get vaccinated! Just wear a mask for two weeks! We’re all in this togetherTM and blah-blah-friggin’-blah.
Today, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, like Lucy setting up the football, explained that all they’re asking for is a couple of weeks. That’s it. Just two weeks. You can do that on your head, folks. Two weeks and we’re done. Honest Injun. You can totally take that to the bank!
“We can halt the chain of transmission,” Lucy Van Walensky explained on CBS This Morning. “We can do something if we unify together,” ah, yes, there’s that we’re all in this togetherTM trope, “if we get people vaccinated who are not yet vaccinated — if we mask in the interim — we can halt this in just a matter of a couple of weeks.”
If, if, if. I don’t know about you, but I’m smelling an awful lot of “If” coming from this plan.
And let’s be honest, the “Ifs” are important here. Because “if” all her “ifs” don’t happen, that “couple of weeks” will just keep going and going like the friggin’ Energizer Bunny.
Look, a lot of people fell for it last time. Not everybody mind you. A lot of us knew once they grabbed that kind of control over the American people, these governors would be loath to release their grip.
But a lot of people submitted to the lockdowns because for some odd reason they believed “fifteen days to slow the spread” meant fifteen days.
I’m thinking quite a few of those gullible dopes won’t be be so quick to fall for it this time.
Some will. Sadly. There are Charlie Browns among us who will buy it. They’re probably the same people who fell for the phony, completely staged waterworks at yesterday’s January 6 Kabuki Theater.
They’re the ones who actually believe Joe Biden is in complete control of his faculties and is doing a bang-up job running the country.
If the COVID pandemic response taught me anything, it’s that a hell of a lot of Americans are dumber than a box of rocks. And every one of them votes. That’s the part that scares the shit out of me.
But some of those folks who fell for “15 Days to Slow the Spread” aren’t going to be as easily convinced this time around. They did everything they were told last time. They closed down their businesses, hid in their homes, dutifully wore their masks, then went out at the first opportunity to get the COVID shots. And now, it was all for nothing. Those are the people who are going to be furious. The ones who watched their kids spend the last year falling behind. The ones who lost their businesses. They’ll be the ones waking up from their stupor.
This two weeks isn’t going to last two weeks. You know it; I know it; and Lucy Van Walensky sure as hell knows it too (which explains all the “Ifs”).
They’re never going to stop. Last year taught these assholes the following eye-opening facts: Americans will surrender their freedom out of irrational fear of a virus with a 99% survival rate. Parents will let their children sink into depression rather than demand their schools be opened. Business owners will let the government shut them down to the point of bankruptcy. Americans will turn on their neighbors. And most everyone was willing to follow every inconsistent dictate imposed on them.
If you had that kind of power to make people obey, would you hesitate to do it again at the first opportunity? Of course you wouldn’t.
And the government isn’t going to hesitate. What’s more, they hold Americans in such low regard, they don’t hesitate to peddle the same feel-good lies they used the last time.
The only question is, will this time be different?
Are there enough Americans who are no longer willing to play Charlie Brown to the Government’s Lucy Van Pelt?
I hate to say it, guys, but I don’t think there are.
I sure hope I’m wrong. I want to be wrong. But last year taught me something too.
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