very cool, i like it.
Of course. People are frustrated. Some take it out by petitioning to sack their governor, others by being jackasses on the road. Some number of them will just pull the trigger, on themselves or someone else. It's unavoidable except in Florida, where the government seems to have realized that all the COVID restrictions defy human nature. That is, even if they weren't already scientifically vacuous, which they are.How about where you guys live? any of you guys notice more horrible drivers then pre-March 2020? Speeders, Drag Racers Behaving Badly in Pandemic, Tempted by Empty Streets
People as individuals are not smart. They are selfish and ignorant. What if the 3 in 100 happen to be your spouse and 2 children? Is it still just a stupid disease. If it was allowed to run rampant, far more than 3 in 100 would likely die. Perhaps that would be a good thing. The planet Earth is going down the shitter because of human activity. Get rid of a few billion and the world would be a better place. Just make sure the people who die are not related to me.Of course. People are frustrated. Some take it out by petitioning to sack their governor, others by being jackasses on the road. Some number of them will just pull the trigger, on themselves or someone else. It's unavoidable except in Florida, where the government seems to have realized that all the COVID restrictions defy human nature. That is, even if they weren't already scientifically vacuous, which they are.
Here's a simple rule that all governments would do well to remember: People as individuals are smart and rarely panic unnecessarily. People in mobs, including the Twitter Mob, are easily panicked and are always both stupid and dangerous. That's how we got here over a stupid disease that will, at the very worst, kill 3 in 100 people.
I'm not, but the hypocrisy of not wanting to be one of the 3% and then wanting a "few billion" people to disappear is glaring. As for scientific ignorance, whenever y'all find a way to prevent the Chinese and Indians from building one new coal fired power plant a week, then maybe you can convince me that anything we do on this side of the world will matter. Until then, nothing we do in North America will put the slightest dent in "saving the planet". Try realism, it helps.VStar I don't think you should make a virtue of scientific ignorance, nor should you minimize the pain and loss far too many others have experienced. Other countries and societies have handled it way better.
People have been using -- and failing -- with the "set a good example" argument for years. It amounts to appeasement. Leaders like Xi understand power and force and very little else. Neville Chamberlain would have fared as badly with him as he did with Hitler. Turning economic screws with the power of our economies will accomplish something, meaningless self-sacrifice will not.If I flip your argument why should they seek to cut back if the same planetary fate awaits them because the West refuses to limit its own polluting energy production? As things stand per capita energy consumption in the US is 3 times that of China and almost 10 times that of India.
Well said. Honest debate is often messy (that's what keeps it honest), but my apologies if anyone feels I went overboard. It's merely an issue I feel is being grossly misperceived and mishandled by all of our leaders, so naturally I feel strongly.....Dr. Bonnie is our top Provincial doctor/advisor and has given us great advice on this pandemic and this is her slogan. Often i forget to behave this way and i need a reminder to not be a dick to people.