Why is it dumb to play on the safe side? To be safe rather than sorry? Irregardless whether this virus is a civilization ender or not, i think the
entire way it has played out and was handled showcases that humanity currently is very susceptible to a civilization ending virus/bacteria.
Just to note if someone did want to create the perfect bio weapon to end humanity, most certainly they would want it to function in a way that people
"downplay" it. You wouldn't want it to instantly be nasty so everyones warning bells start going off. So I'm not hugely impressed with the argument
from people saying they could make a better bio-weapon, and then they just fixate on the short term death rate, implying that the best bioweapon would
be something that just causes instant horrifying death.
Likewise even if this virus ends up being only a threat to people over 50, that is still quite worrisome, especially if the virus ingrains itself as a
common thing. I would imagine that would then effectively cut the average human lifespan by quite a lot. Is that not a problem? A trend that some say
is the work evil, if you buy into some tales that humans lived longer in the past (religion and myth tales). So even if it just slashes the human
lifespan, i view that as a grave insult and attack upon humanity.
And one last thing I want to touch on is an observation i have seen that is a bit upsetting. And that is i have no doubt observed more right leaning,
or at least trump supporters, who have decided to not care abut this virus. Which can be explained in that they view it as an attack on Trump, or view
it as an easy way for their enemies, the left, to attack Trump, and therefore become defensive in regards to it (this also applies to the left in the
opposite way). It is unfortunate because i really do not see why left or right should have anything to do with ones perceptions of this event, ones
views should not be infected by such a petty corrupt political duality. A different type of infection that certain people use to control the
This leads into the thought experiment: what would be their views if obama, or hillary etc.. was in office now. Would they be as willing to call this
a nothing burger event/virus? And just to add context, personally i prefer trump to hillary significantly and to any current democrat nominee, and at
least in certain ways in the modern era would probably be categorized as being right leaning. But this shouldn't make us lose sight of what should be
important, and that is our people, the health of our people and so on, and i just think its careless to let a disease spread simply because you dont
want the left to possibly use it as ammunition against you, or because you want to continue to inflate the stock numbers as long as possible.
But of course all these things are simply symptoms of the corrupt political/social/financial system we are all trapped in. So i understand what causes
the inclinations of people to behave as they do (meaning one is between a rock and hard place given the systems in place), but if we are to ever free
ourselves from it, we have to stop playing their game/games.
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