Eating a Forbidden Fruit & the Fact that there’s so much More to Life than Cowering in Fear to a Virus

To grasp a true understanding of economics — production, the division of labor, wealth-creation, which comes from the freedom of individuals to exchange goods and services voluntarily — is to eat a forbidden fruit: once you’ve chewed and digested it, you will never again be able to see the world as you saw it before. And though this newly discovered knowledge enlightens you forever afterward, it also brings with it a corollary effect which is not so desirable: you see as well that the rest of the world understands nothing of this at all, and that you, having grasped it, can never go back.

It’s in light of that preface I offer you the following information, which will completely — and I do mean completely — confirm for you, in no uncertain terms whatsoever, the fact that well-educated and seemingly intelligent people are every bit as susceptible as any other person (and probably more so) to utterly irrational ideas, catastrophically stupid notions and dogmatic ideological beliefs, which go part-and-parcel with the politico-economic-ethical ideas they’ve passively accepted:

The New York Times and 700 epidemiologists have news for you. An article that appeared in the paper on December 4, 2020, entitled “How 700 Epidemiologists are Living Now, and What They Think is Next,” with the subheading “They are going to the grocery store again, but don’t see vaccines making life normal right away,” reveals that most in the profession, or at least the vast majority of those interviewed for the piece, believe that masks and some form of social distancing should continue for years, if not forever.

As an aside, I wonder how these scientists believe groceries arrive at their doorsteps, if not by another human being whose safety is, apparently, less worthy of consideration.

While a minority of epidemiologists interviewed for the article believe that “if highly effective vaccines were widely distributed, it would be safe for Americans to begin living more freely this summer,” these relative optimists are vastly outnumbered by those who think that life should not return to normal for many years, if ever [my boldface emphasis].

Indeed, only one third of the 700 plan to “return to more activities of daily life” once vaccinated. The others intend to severely restrict travel, gather only in small groups with close relatives, work from home at least part time, avoid crowded places, and wear a mask, all indefinitely, because they are concerned about the efficacy of a vaccine, as well as issues with respect to distribution and reluctance to get it.

One epidemiologist declares that “[b]eing in close proximity to people I don’t know will always feel less safe than it used to.”

I may not have a background in psychology or psychiatry, but I am fairly confident that before March of 2020, this mentality would have been recognized as some form of ailment of the mind warranting intervention.

These epidemiologists implicitly embrace the principle that virus avoidance is a singularly important goal. If not life’s sole priority, it is certainly among its most crucial objectives.

SARS-CoV-2 is not some special killer virus, or even significantly worse than many other of the world’s problems that typically go largely unnoticed by educated professionals in the developed world. Over the past year, around 1.5 million deaths worldwide have been attributed to SARS-Cov-2. On average, 1.35 million people die in traffic accidents, 1.7 million people die of AIDS, and 1.4 million of tuberculosis, each year (We know that the counter to this — that if we did not take extreme mitigation measures, the virus would spiral out of control and bodies would be falling in the streets — is not borne out by the reality).

Unfortunately, because of their profession – expertise in the incidence, distribution, and control of disease within a population– there is a danger that their ideas will be endowed with undeserved authority. Although not expressly stated, that is, presumably, the article’s objective: to encourage readers to conclude that, if this is what the experts are doing, perhaps I should, too. That is why the Times did not run an article about how 700 lawyers or baseball players or receptionists are living now.

I urge readers not to pay attention to the ideas propagated in that article….

The Covid-19 hysteria, scientifically called mass psychogenic illness, that began in March has yet to peak. And if some have it their way it will continue indefinitely, merely going, in medical terminology, from epidemic to endemic. That is, it will never fully go away no matter what. We apparently finally have some medicines that work with countless more being tested, doctors have gotten better at applying treatments, vaccines are being administered in what is by far record time, and yet the media and public health community onslaught shows absolutely no sign of abating.

We have heard White House Covid-19 task force member Dr. Deborah Birx claim “This is not just the worst public health event. This is the worst event that this country will face, not just from a public health side.” Oy! This even as we’re now hearing the mainstream media, led by cult figure Dr. Anthony Fauci, say that the vaccinations now being rolled out don’t mean the masks can come off. Start with the second first.

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Reader, if the above frightens or unnerves or unsettles you in any way at all — and it absolutely should, no matter what side of the so-called aisle you place yourself upon — fight with me this craven, pathetic, automatonic mindset, and fight it tooth and nail. Because this is uncharted water that the world is entering into, at breakneck speed and infected with mass psychogenic illness, and the end result will be command-and-control of individual lives.