A recent photo revealed vividly the impotency of the Catholic Church and the powerlessness of “god’s chosen representative” on Earth. A helpless old man sat in the rain in front of a huge building built with the sweat, blood, and tears of countless gullible and exploited humans and mumble meaningless words.
Of course, this was metaphor for the helplessness of all humanity in the face of nature’s onslaught. Too many believe that the current pandemic is a “test” or “punishment”,(ie. for gay rights), because they do not understand or will not accept the supremacy of nature. Just look at the idiots at “Liberty” University, who followed the advice of the jerk running the place—a minister, of course, who earns too much money from fooling gullible people—to return to class. They deserve to suffer god’s wrath by getting sick
When a politician replies to a question needing a precise answer with words such as “hope” and “earliest possible date”, then you can be sure of two things. First of all, he has no idea, even if his job description demands him knowing the answer. And, second, he is lying, which is the default characteristic of most politicians, especially government ministers. Another hint: “we are doing everything possible” is what you hear when not enough was done in the past, is not being currently done, and will surely not be done in the future.
But, as we have seen, most people are too stupid to understand, which is why politicians keep their jobs. And, because job safety for incompetence is a feature of such jobs, this explains why bad characters enter politics.
I wonder if the horoscope writers and self-proclaimed clairvoyants “saw” the virus epidemic coming…and how they are waffling about their failure.
Governments spend more money preparing for an attack from a foreign army, but neglect preparing for the real threat of disease. Buying weapons is easier than buying medical supplies.
Recent border closing in Europe have drawn criticism from the usual idiots, saying the European Union “doesn’t work”. Until now, they have been silent about US states preventing citizens of other states from entering.
Humans are the same everywhere; governments tend to always act the same, regardless of ideology. And, bad leaders are bad leaders, regardless of how the end up in office.
Fauci Gently Tells Trump Why He Can’t Hold Parade to Celebrate Great Job He Is Doing
By Andy Borowitz
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Dr. Anthony Fauci spent several hours on Saturday gently explaining to Donald J. Trump why it would be “a bad idea” to hold a giant parade to celebrate the great job the President is doing to combat covid-19, Dr. Fauci has confirmed.
Trump first raised the idea of a massive parade early Saturday morning, arguing that it would address the “biggest problem” created by the pandemic thus far: the lack of appreciation for his own efforts regarding it.
“A parade would put Jay Inslee and that woman in Michigan in their place,” Trump bitterly insisted.
As Trump began drawing up plans for a parade, a panicked Dr. Fauci interceded and tried to explain that such a celebration would be “much nicer” if held after the pandemic is over.
“Would I still be able to have tanks?” a crestfallen Trump asked.
“Yes, you could have tanks,” Fauci replied.
“What about balloons?” Trump asked.
“You can have all the balloons you want,” the virologist said. “I promise you.”
Speaking to reporters, Dr. Fauci said he believed that, after laboriously explaining the situation to Trump, “I think I got through to him,” adding, “I’ve gotta lie down now.”
Everything is constantly changing; nothing has any enduring essence;
and nothing is completely satisfying.
One major beneficial effect of the corona virus: drastic decline in school mass shootings. Gun sales might be up, but people are forced to stay at home. Statistics on murders will be interesting to see, knowing that most are committed by relatives or acquaintances. With people forced to shelter in place, too many will have to spend time with those they no longer like…if they ever did.
Once the quarantine ends and people try to return to life as it was, daily school shootings might even become more frequent, since more people will have more guns. Airlines might be slow to fill seats, hotel bookings will take time to reach earlier levels, and cruise ships might not be so popular, but the NRA will quickly be back up to speed and students will again be an endangered species.
New Evidence Indicates Intelligence Not Contagious
By Andy Borowitz
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—New evidence uncovered over the past several weeks indicates that intelligence is not contagious, a study by the Centers for Disease Control reports.
In a controlled experiment documented by the study, a seventy-nine-year-old man with intelligence was placed in close proximity to a seventy-three-year-old man without it for a period of several weeks to see if even a trace of his knowledge and expertise could be transmitted.
After weeks of near-constant exposure, however, the seventy-three-year-old man appeared “a hundred per cent asymptomatic” of intelligence, the researchers found.
“In terms of facts, data, and wisdom, there was zero community spread,” the report stated.
The researchers, however, left open the possibility that intelligence might be transmissible to other people, just not to the seventy-three-year-old who was the subject of the experiment.
“There is evidence to suggest that this subject has developed a super-immunity to intelligence, making it impossible for even rudimentary information to permeate his extraordinarily thick cranium,” the study indicated.
Humans are differentiated from other living creatures by their ability to believe in myths. That is both positive and negative, about which I won’t get into. Anyway, one myth is the belief in a nation, which explains why there are so many and why there have been so many wars. Again, I won’t get into that here. What I want to point out is how foolish people can act or are forced to act because of nationality. The current health crisis is letting us witness how stupid humans can be…
Case in point: the different rules surrounding the corona virus in Holland and Belgium, two countries that share a border. Many countries share a border and have introduced distinct measure. The problem arises, as it does in one or two towns in Belgium/Holland, where the national border runs through the middle of town…even through buildings. This has not presented any problems in the past, as the Belgians and Dutch (who share a language in this region, Walloon) mingled freely in these towns…until each country introduced different measures: Belgium stringent and Holland not so strict. Shops are closed in Belgium, but not in Holland. If you are a Belgian resident, living next door to a Dutch shop, you are not allowed to buy. If the border runs through a shop, the shop is allowed the sell only the goods on the Dutch side of the shop and only to Dutch citizens.
A virus, of course, like everything non-human, does not recognise artificial borders.
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.