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Saturday, January 01, 2022

Get the Hell Out of Here 2021 and Oh, Shit, Here Comes 2022

 The big underlying current that drives events and reaction to events seem to be the ongoing tension between the portion of the population that is fed up with epidemic restrictions and recognizes that they don’t work and the highly politicized group that are frankly safety-obsessed nuts and reality deniers.  Increasingly people seem to be shifting to the former group, both in behavior and in their overt opinions.  But the latter group has a strong hold on those who make many of the decisions.  I expect this tension to continue through most of the year, but eventually those I consider the realists will prevail, partly because of the political situation described below.

The administration of floundering bozos who currently run the country are desperate to get out of the epidemic.  Nothing, literally nothing is going right for them and they can’t really highlight other issues (although what winning issues the whackos fantasize they have is beyond the ken of mortal man, or woman) until they can declare an end to and victory over the epidemic.  You can read the tea leaves from Fauci, Walensky, et al, the political stooges of the White House.  Backtracking as fast as they can from their former rigid orthodoxy about how the epidemic had to be handled.  Suddenly PCR tests aren’t reliable indicators of infectiousness and maybe every hospitalization and death attributed to CV-19 actually wasn’t caused by it.  Two Democrat governors have said very clearly that mask mandates are worthless and masks do nothing to stop the spread.  I am shocked that they were not instantly struck down with lightening bolts for such heretical apostasy to the mask religion.  The mass media, which is slavishly devoted to the interests of the progressive wing of the Dumocrat party, is even publishing articles about the need to move on.

Nothing is going to stop the butt-kicking coming in November, but it will be magnitudes worse if we aren’t out of the epidemic by then, so I predict that sometime in the spring, the Presidementia will declare victory and do everything possible to end all restrictions and return to “normal”, if we even remember what that was.  He and his party have to get the CV-19 millstone off their necks.  Too late for the generation of children whose mental health and life goal attainment we have so substantially damaged.  And just like that, the epidemic will be over and will recede into the background, no matter what new variants arise.

But we can’t let that be the end of this sorry episode.  If the opposition party takes Congress in the fall, we need extensive hearings and investigations which fully expose to the public the political machinations behind this Administration’s responses to the epidemic and the lack of data and science to support them.  And we need a new set of laws which set clear limits on executive power across the country and on the declaring of emergencies for any period beyond a week.  With the available technology, there is no excuse for significant decisions not being made by representative bodies in conjunction with the executive branch.  And we must ensure that never again are children held hostage as pawns by teachers’ unions.  That process should start in 2022 and if it doesn’t, that will be the most significant disappointment of the upcoming year.

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