At least a toddler has some power of rational thought including the power to stand up to parental dictatorship. That may manifest itself in stubbornness, anger or temper tantrums hence the expression “terrible twos”.
The overwhelming majority of the population sucked up the steady stream of propaganda shoved down their throats by advertisements from the politicos and reinforced by a media that lost my respect very quickly for parroting the politico party line. Like Radio Moscow or Voice of America in the old Iron Curtain days! And the blind acceptance of the media campaign lapping up and spewing out the politico party line showed the lack of free thought of the established media so heavily funded by incessant Big Pharma product advertising. Yes CNN don’t bite the hand that feeds you!
Doctors, lawyers, accountants, construction workers and those in the service industry initially humbly bowed down to the exhortations of “social distancing”, “stay at home”, “stop the spread” and countless hackneyed phrases developed by the politicos and medicos supporting them. But after the 4th wave the good citizens of Canada were questioning the politico messages they had initially eagerly imbibed. Was it Moses that said, “Let my people go.”
Anyone voicing any opposition to the politico party line was treated as an uncooperative conspiracy theorist. Suggestions of a cheap fix to boost immunity like Vitamin C and D was a lie by the conspiracy theorists even though there was ample medical research supporting the fact that these vitamins were used by China in the first wave and then adopted by some American physicians initially in the Long Island, New York hospital community then globally.
Most physicians in the Western World hitched their wagon to the hope of a vaccine or cure developed by Big Pharma with financing by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. And a minority of physicians, like myself, realized by the time it took to develop a vaccine the virus would have mutated rendering the vaccine futile somewhat like the unreliable flu shot. Our minority view was that a strong immune system created by a healthy diet and lifestyle bolstered by some key supplements was the best defence. Big Pharma claps its hands with childlike glee watching Americans killing themselves with processed and fast food as it accounted for the Midas touch of cholesterol medication! Yet the masses were so conditioned by Western medicine to believe that Big Pharma products were the answer they failed to see or ignored that Big Pharma makes huge profits not by developing a cure but perpetuating their profit by developing and selling drugs that managed, into eternity, symptoms but never cured them. Why this blind faith when Big Pharma had failed to deliver a cancer or Alzheimer’s fix despite some 85 billion USD spent on finding the magic bullet. Imagine a vaccine for each mutation of the COVID virus. The state was sucked into a money pit of a crumbling house of cards of vaccine efficacy. Big Pharma cleverly sidestepped the oversell of vaccines by saying they were “effective” in reducing hospitalizations. Why was it that smallpox, polio, measles and most vaccines were preventive yet COVID vaccines had to be remodeled every few months so that they could become effective?
With successive waves of COVID some of the terror stricken and obedient masses became more difficult to control as hungry and displaced persons are often harder to rule especially when desperation began to nudge obedience and money to subsidize the unemployed and small businesses was exhausted hence the development in the United States and other countries of what we can generically call “Fuck the Vulnerable Movement”. Let the old geezers, fatsos, primitive Third Worlders and aged take the hit.
By the time Virus # 26 descended a deep political polarization had been growing throughout the globe. But more about that later.
I and many others wondered if the slick political-medico machine had faced massive resistance at the outset and social distancing had been rejected and herd immunity developed whether the early successive waves of COVID-19 would have been so crippling. However amoebas simply sucked all the politico-medico teat up setting the stage for a slaughter. “Stay Safe” at the end of the day meant “Be Prepared to Die”. The assassinations of many of the politico-medicos was too little too late for the millions that died because they had “Stayed Safe”.