originally posted by: ignorant_ape
a reply to: BadRandy
hmm - i am struggling to comprehend
do you want more death or less hype ???
I don't feel death rates aren't anywhere where they should be for this amount of hype.
i is not vey media savvy - so unsure i can reduce hype
but i can increase death rate - maybee killing the doom porn munkies who are screaming the most hype - wi;ll be the most efficient solution ?
It boils down to this. There is a very real new plague popping about, hiding under your bed, that in a future world, parents will say "Now you go to
sleep, or the coronavirus will get you!" causing billy and sally to lay there in fear, drifting off into the land of nightmares... as any good parent
This very real new plague is spreading, in a way we don't often see; it spreads while you're still unaware you even have it. And it IS killing people.
Sure, the numbers might not be on par with 28 days later, or the walking dead.. and we don't have to shoot the sufferers in the face with a home made
shot gun fashioned together with a compass, gaffa tape, a digeridoo and some old 12 gauge shells we found in ol' man Tuckers pickup.
But we have to be cautious. Yet society doesn't do cautious. They do "I'm taking what's I'm owed and ain't no ones stopping' me." and run around
punching on because necessities come first, and when you can't wipe, you're ripe.
The media are thinking "This isn't really that bad, but holiest of holies, we're gonna be rich with ratings!" and pump out 24/7 disaster stories. It
is bad, but it's not something that cannot be maintained with conscious awareness... and that doesn't get ratings.
So bob and brenda run around in a panic, and every bob and brenda fall in line. Then joe and jenny teatowel see there are no stocks left of shelves,
and so they then become bob and brenda. And society loses is mind. Suddenly, the problem isn't the virus, it's the panic caused. People too attached
to their phones, their netflix, their itunes.. "What if..." they subconsciously ponder. "What if..."
The fabric of society falls apart at the seams. Thread by thread, it unravels, and the nakedness of life, is thrust onto the canvas of the
individual.... "If I don't get to walmart, I will die!"
There was a time when each family was self sufficient. Had to be. But then someone said "I'll give you some of my meat, if you give me some of your
water." and suddenly, a meat market was born. In time, it stopped being slicey steve with a carving knife, and became someone interested only in the
water, so he took all of steves meat, and sold it at profit. People by now had long forgotten how to even keep a farm. Everything they needed was at
their finger tips.
Now? Now.. we're nothing more than goldfish. There are pockets of sharks, and pockets of those fish that hide in the sand castle, keeping an eye on
the googly eyes gold fish and the sharks. But they're not taken seriously. If they don't see that waiting for the hand that feeds them is the only
way, why they're just silly. "What if the hand hits the glass?" they say.. "Listen to the paranoid prepperfish.." is the reply.
Ahhaha.. it's not a test.. it's a revelation. We, communally, are tied to the producers, the suppliers and the controllers.. hook, line and sinker.
And now we know exactly to what extent.
it's kinda neat to see from the perspective of a single bloke, sat in his chair, watching it happen around him, with no one to have responsibility
for. Just himself.
I get to witness it, and if it gets me in the end, at least I won't have been responsible for spreading it to others.
Now, what's going on with Trump. I do miss all the anti-Trump threads.. they were just.. everywhere. Who moved my cheese?
edit on 19-3-2020 by TrustedTruth because: (no reason given)