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The Real Virus

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posted on Mar, 14 2020 @ 01:28 PM
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The real virus isn't the actual flu itself, it's the mob mentality it generates. I went to a couple supermarkets last night to pick up some basics and a lot of the shelves were stripped. No eggs, bread, milk, etc. It's hard to imagine how so many people can overreact to something that has been shown not to be all that bad.

But the worst part is that when you're there, looking at nearly empty shelves, you start to think about what you might be running out of, so you want to fill up your cart while you can, not because of fear of the virus but because of what the stupid overreactors are doing. But then YOU BECOME PART OF THE MOB. It's like a bad science fiction story about zombies or pod people.

People sometimes wonder how it could be possible for something like Nazi Germany to happen in modern times. We're savvy, educated people and would never get behind something so evil, right? Well, we're getting a taste of it now. It's not the virus (or the Jews or the witches or the Fascist Conservatives or Liberal Commies), it's other ordinary irrational people who do crazy things that drive you to think and do things like they do.

I would say, "makes you think, huh?", but it actually does the opposite. People in the thrall of the mob just turn their brains off. And you think you're immune? Yeah, that's what we all think.




posted on Mar, 14 2020 @ 01:33 PM
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a reply to: Blue Shift

Why are people buying up bottled water?

Heinlein wrote about mob mentality. Something to the effect of; everybody is a little bit stupid, the more people get together the more stupid there is.



posted on Mar, 14 2020 @ 01:35 PM
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But the worst part is that when you're there, looking at nearly empty shelves, you start to think about what you might be running out of, so you want to fill up your cart while you can, not because of fear of the virus but because of what the stupid overreactors are doing. But then YOU BECOME PART OF THE MOB. It's like a bad science fiction story about zombies or pod people.


That was my exact scenario this morning. I went to grab some eggs and bacon and none were there. Went to grab milk, it was gone. Then I noticed a lot of aisles like that, so here I am buying random stuff I didn’t go to the store for because I’m afraid it won’t be there much longer. By time I was done I had a full cart, just like everyone else in there.



posted on Mar, 14 2020 @ 01:38 PM
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There is science behind “sociology” we have a herd mentality. The neighbor is doing that? I need to do that too. Keeping up with the Jones’s etc. this event pretty much proves the science. I actually use it in sales, I am a salesman at times, and yes herd mentality is real, I have sold things by saying this is what many of my other clients get, or this is what your neighbors usually do etc.



posted on Mar, 14 2020 @ 01:39 PM
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a reply to: Blue Shift

I just got back from the store. Wife wanted bullion cubes.

Yesterday morning when I went, the place was a little busy, but everything was well stocked and there were no issues.

A day later and the shelves were going bare. No toilet paper, meds about cleared, no beans, rice, dry goods.

I did manage to snag my 2 dollar little bottle of beef bullion cubes, bought a lottery ticket and went on my way.

People have gone insane!



posted on Mar, 14 2020 @ 01:44 PM
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It's just sad to see people revealing their true lower 4th dimensional energy due to feeling worried and or under pressure...

a reply to: Blue Shift

Also is it better to travel light or heavy in shtf scenarios


Maybe helpful keep a glove handy when opening public doors, pumping gas, exchanging cash-credit cards etc.

Are daycares ok? If schools are not?

Will warmer temperatures help?



posted on Mar, 14 2020 @ 01:46 PM
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originally posted by: Bicent
There is science behind “sociology” we have a herd mentality. The neighbor is doing that? I need to do that too. Keeping up with the Jones’s etc. this event pretty much proves the science. I actually use it in sales, I am a salesman at times, and yes herd mentality is real, I have sold things by saying this is what many of my other clients get, or this is what your neighbors usually do etc.

One of my useless college degrees is in Sociology, and to really see this in action -- and feel it in myself -- is to me both fascinating and horrifying.



posted on Mar, 14 2020 @ 02:11 PM
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a reply to: Blue Shift

Hopefully many people have learned a valuable lesson with this.

Prepare early, always have necessities stored and when you foresee trouble in the future, don't procrastinate and expect this type of thing.



posted on Mar, 14 2020 @ 02:12 PM
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Prepper sez:

I just bought a lot of condoms because I soon expect alot of women to do anything for something to eat.

har har right?



posted on Mar, 14 2020 @ 02:12 PM
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a reply to: Phage

We are all strangers in a strange land nowadays.



posted on Mar, 14 2020 @ 02:13 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy


A day later and the shelves were going bare. No toilet paper


You guys still don’t know how to use the 3 seashells?




posted on Mar, 14 2020 @ 02:14 PM
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originally posted by: Ophiuchus 13
Will warmer temperatures help?

Likely yes. It is unknown at this time though.



posted on Mar, 14 2020 @ 02:15 PM
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the rules of explanation are getting hammered a little, you know blaming the normals, idk. It is late in the interim to be shocked...no ashamed of society for being cattle. I know, we're a little bovine, hh! agree there

since January or Feb it's been building slowly I suppose but

is the efficiency of the supply side only able to handle a short term 8 percent burst....idk.....could we get to 80 percent increase in demand ability easily?



posted on Mar, 14 2020 @ 02:20 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy


A day later and the shelves were going bare. No toilet paper,


Someone ate bat, now I can't wipe my ass.



posted on Mar, 14 2020 @ 02:21 PM
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originally posted by: infolurker
Prepare early, always have necessities stored and when you foresee trouble in the future, don't procrastinate and expect this type of thing.

That's easy to say, but people like me, that live in an apartment with limited storage capacity cannot store necessities for more than a few days.



posted on Mar, 14 2020 @ 02:25 PM
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originally posted by: underwerks
a reply to: DBCowboy


A day later and the shelves were going bare. No toilet paper


You guys still don’t know how to use the 3 seashells?



LOL - You know half the people here will not know what that is.




posted on Mar, 14 2020 @ 02:30 PM
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a reply to: Blue Shift

to really see this in action -- and feel it in myself -- is to me both fascinating and horrifying.


Excellent share Blue. It IS fascinating,once we can get over the horror of seeing in ourselves that which we may even despise when we see it in others.



posted on Mar, 14 2020 @ 02:34 PM
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originally posted by: OccamsRazor04

originally posted by: Ophiuchus 13
Will warmer temperatures help?

Likely yes. It is unknown at this time though.


Then why is the virus so bad in Iran? Isn't it hot there?



posted on Mar, 14 2020 @ 02:40 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Blue Shift

Why are people buying up bottled water?

Heinlein wrote about mob mentality. Something to the effect of; everybody is a little bit stupid, the more people get together the more stupid there is.


True, a person is smart, people are stupid.



posted on Mar, 14 2020 @ 02:41 PM
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originally posted by: toolgal462

originally posted by: OccamsRazor04

originally posted by: Ophiuchus 13
Will warmer temperatures help?

Likely yes. It is unknown at this time though.


Then why is the virus so bad in Iran? Isn't it hot there?

For the same reason this happens.

Flu outbreak kills 56 in Iran in 2 months

www.xinhuanet.com...

There are several factors involved, temperature is one.




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