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April 20, 2020

Physics Geek: This Isn't About Controlling a Virus.
This Is About Controlling the Deplorables.

Hail PhysicsGeek.

Remember how the social distancing and shutdowns were designed to flatten the curve? And do you remember the purpose of the flattening? That's right: it was to prevent the number of cases from exceeding our medical services capacity to handle the number of cases.

And yet now there appears to be a growing trend to require everyone in the country to be tested before we start to open things up again.

Or there's the fringe group who thinks we must wait until a vaccine gets developed (note: IF it gets developed). I saw one idjit bleat "I deserve a virus free life!". The stupidity and ignorance, while stunning, is unsurprising.

Anyway, getting back to the first tweet in this thread. All of the actions we've taken weren't designed to eradicate the disease. They were designed to slow the infections to a manageable level.

However, if you slow the number of infections instead of eliminating them, you still get the same total number of infections, or close to it, especially with a high R value virus.

So we tried to keep Covid-19 from rolling across the country unimpeded. We did so for a little while, but we cannot do it forever. And then the people in charge decided to overreach, which is what people in charge always do.

Sorry, you can't buy seeds to grow your own food because that's considered non-essential.

Sorry, you can't go for a run on the beach by yourself because that's non-essential.

Sorry, we're letting people out of jail, but we'll arrest you for disobeying our edicts.
Physics Geek

And then what a surprise, a country founded on rebellion to tyrannical rule gets a little pissy at the "let them eat cake" crowd and decide to hold some protests about the extended lockdowns.

The "let them eat cake" crowd doesn't like being disobeyed
and gets big tech to takedown free speech posts about peaceful demonstrations because said demonstrations oppose government edicts. Uh huh.

I enjoy studying history, but I have no interest in seeing the French Revolution part deux in this country. All y'all who think you can condescendingly lecture people who are genuinely worried about keeping their homes and feeding their families are trying to light that match.

Things are quite possibly going to get very ugly very soon unless some pull their heads out of their collective asses. Here's hoping the head pulling happens instead of the other thing.

"The 'Let Them Eat Cake' crowd doesn't like being disobeyed." This explains 95% of the behavior of the Democrat Media Complex and the Professional Managerial Class and the NeverTrump Establishment Cux.

Would be rulers need people who will agree to be ruled over.

They get very angry when people say "Go fuck yourself and die."

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