Because a lockdown is a freezing in place of people. And that’s death.
A 100% lockdown would kill everyone so it can’t be.
Any amount of lockdown is some amount of death. Total lockdown is total death.
So it is a balancing act. Lockdown ‘death’ or covid ‘death’
And it should be noted that both these ‘deaths’ are a mixed bag of things, not just convenient body bag dead people but a mixture of human suffering of all kinds and indirect as well as direct and immediate and future.
Both covid and the lockdown ‘death’ are of this nature and arguments based on pure body bad deaths are sophistry of the first order – and that’s before we get anywhere near investigating the reliability of the statistics or decoding the meaning of the labels.
So from the beginning and constantly, all the time, first and foremost, should always be a measuring of both sides in order to accomplish the balancing act, decide where the balance is.
A supremely important thing requiring quite some effort.
Exactly what Generals do during the course of their campaigns – measure costs against progress.
This has wholly, completely, utterly not been done, not been seen to be done, not been done.
This ‘war’ has been conducted without any concern whatever for measuring cost against benefit.
Nobody knows if at any given time we’re ‘killing’ ourselves more than the virus would have killed us.
And that is the condemnation of all who’ve lent their support no matter how large or small to this lockdown death strategy. The utter condemnation. The total failure of responsibility.
When we consider all the evidence it seems more and more clear that the covid ‘deaths’ are much, much less than the ‘freeze in place’ death but it wouldn’t matter if the situation were reversed the point is there’s a correct way to conduct such a campaign, certain tasks needing to be undertaken and it hasn’t been followed, t
hose things have not been done.
In a country like Australia with virtually no virus at all then when the whole country locks down because some virus was spotted in one place then it is obvious that a massive percentage of that lockdown was wasted, did nothing, was useless.
It was done ‘in case’. i.e the idea is that you don’t know where the virus is spreading to – someone might be carrying it and they could wander off to absolutely anywhere and you don’t know.
So because of that one person the whole nation freezes in place. And the ‘dying’ begins.
Now that needs looking in terms of probability, doesn’t it? What is the probability of someone traveling to each different area from the last known site of infection?
And from there what is the probability of a serious outbreak in those places if that traveler did go there?
And from there finally what is the probable ‘death cost’ in that area?
And weigh that again a calculated ‘lockdowndeath’ for that area.
i.e. – does it rationally pay to have that place locked down?
And note all of the above is assuming there is some benefit. You can say it’s giving the ‘benefit of the doubt’ to those who support lockdowns and mask mandates.
If that’s true then that’s fine and we should proceed as above.
But we are not proceeding as above.
And in fact the situation is far worse because in fact lockdowns and mask mandates simply do not work, do nothing to prevent the spread of the disease as is demonstrated over and over here there and everywhere.
Most recently (dec 20) here: https://twitter.com/boriquagato/status/1343965548619517952
So there is no ‘cost benefit’ – there’s only cost. Only Cost !!
How do lockdowns and mask work in Australia you say? Because there is no Covid in Australia. That’s why. They don’t work in Australia any more than they work anywhere else. They don’t stop spread if it is spreading.
But if it doesn’t exist it doesn’t spread. And that’s the situation.
Being an island nation in quarantine – and in summertime – every time it got in they jumped on it quick with a total lockdown costing the usual horrific cost but stamping the thing out before it could get started.
You can do that. Stop it getting a start. And that’s what Australia is fiercely dedicated to doing. Stopping it ever getting a start.
But once it does get a start then lockdowns and masks won’t make a difference.
Lockdowns do work – to help isolate and quarantine a few cases if you’re lucky. And willing to sacrifice everything.
But a real epidemic, a real contagion. No. They don’t work.
Australia is in the habit of going to far extremes and total lockdowns on the rumour of an outbreak. What is going to happen when a real outbreak happens? When the virus really is widely present in the community as every year flu is for instance or (corona virus) common cold?
What are they going to do then? ‘Total lockdown’ the whole nation?
They’ve got no other choice. They leave themselves no other options. They are totally dedicated to this procedure. It is their only strategy.
And will it come? It is certain to come. It will exist on planet earth for the foreseeable future, mutating constantly. It will come.
And then they plan to destroy what’s left of the nation after this current destruction.
Where what’s the option? Natural human fighting of the virus, that’s what. Letting good health and nature battle the thing as has been the way since the dawn of humankind.
And everything seems to indicate that Vitamin D is the simple ‘magic bullet’ that will bring your immune system up to par so’s it can conduct and win this fight.
Ep104 – Vitamin D and Viral Special with Dr. David Grimes et al – Vital Viewing!
Tom Woods has put together an excellent group of charts demonstrating very clearly the uselessness of mask mandates.
What he hasn’t done is demonstrate clearly – or even at all – the damage caused by these mask mandates.
You know wearing a mask interferes with your respiration and changes many things including CO2 levels and there are people for whom this is a dangerous thing – and it is not good for anyone.
And there’s an interesting ‘obvious after it’s been pointed out’ thing many scientific observers have pointed out, including, I think, the WHO and Dr John Ioannidis: wearing a mask can cause people to think they are somehow magically protected and protecting and cause them perhaps to do things they shouldn’t do.
But there’s another aspect more to do with psychology, individual and group, national psychology. And that is the insidious growth of the belief that we are to meekly do precisely as we’re told whenever told by people offering no legitimate reasons for the demand and in fact not having legitimate authority to make those demands.
It is a kind of Pavlovian training, you see. It doesn’t matter whether masks are effective or not, it doesn’t matter if there really is a threat or not, it doesn’t matter if there are associated factors mitigating against the use of masks – all unimportant – what matters is merely the putting on of masks when told.
All that matters for this to succeed is for people to do as they’re told. It is obedience training. What you actually do is immaterial. In fact it is excellent if a great fuss is made about the particular thing – such as the effectiveness of masks or the right kind of mask and so on… for it distracts attention from the core evil which is simply obedience training.
Such debates, discussions, in fact carry an implied acceptance. Avoiding the core issue and talking about the particular thing: lockdowns, masks, travel restrictions, curfews, whatever – means that tacitly it is accepted that you can be told to do these things and should do them and will do them and in fact while having these discussions generally people are doing them!
It’s a misdirection. A sleight of hand.
Now we have people checking in at every shop and office so that the govt has your location plotted for every hour of every day.
Docile sheep, docketed, ticketed, numbered, locked into their breeding compounds when ordered, told to never touch each other and told to wear muzzles and to check in at every place they go.
That is what has been accomplished.
While the ‘leaders’ do whatever they like without ever offering any rational justification or wholehearted participation with the people – and destroy the nation’s economy driving thousands into poverty immediately, wrecking their businesses and guaranteeing poverty and hardship into the future.
That’s what has been accomplished.
All you need to know about the Covid Responses…
Incredible though it sounds even the climate thing is a scam too.
That’s if ‘the climate thing’ means that we are the cause of a catastrophic (to us) warming of the climate. Which it does, doesn’t it? Isn’t that the scare?
Isn’t that what’s pushed into our faces and told is a total fact?
But it is not right.
It’s the American situation that is held up as an example of the horrors of covid and the terrible danger we’re sheltering from at the cost of our national life, freedoms, economy, health, sanity and whatever else… isn’t it?
But it is the American situation that we’re mainly talking about when we say things are not so bad with the virus but things are terribly worse with the measures.
No one seems to understand or perhaps they don’t believe or perhaps they just don’t care.
So I’ll say it again:
The virus isn’t as bad as it’s made out to be – nothing remotely worth going to these extremes for and:
1. Don’t work and
2. Are horrendously harmful.
So that’s it, see? I might be wrong about that but actually I’m just repeating what well qualified people have said and are saying. I wish people would check it out for themselves.
Anyway: back to America. Here’s an interesting little look at America today. It was forecast that the USA would go to hell in a handbasket after millions of people willfully defied their ‘masters’ and travelled and congregated in large groups all over the country for family reunions an halloween dinners and parties and merry making.
That was the prophecy.
Here’s what happened- see for yourself – there’s nine states represented in the first chart and all nine were peaking in cases before the holiday. Just about at the holiday or shortly before cases began to fall – in ALL nine states (i.e. regardless of any differences in ‘measures’) and the fall continued DESPITE the ‘remiss and terrible’ behaviour of the people. i.e. the behaviour of the people – throwing away all the measures – made no difference to the behaviour of the virus at all.
Understand? The other side of that is, of course, that the measures make no difference at all as has been demonstrated so often.
Australia claims differently. Which is so much bull. For a different thing is happening in Australia. It is in quarantine. There is no covid here. Whenever there is it has swiftly been isolated and allowed to burn out.
That’s not an instance of an epidemic being effected by ‘measures’ that’s an instance of an epidemic never getting started.
So what’s wrong with that? Well it’s all a matter of costs, isn’t it?
Quarantining Australia and wiping out incidences of the virus when it does get in is costing an enormous amount and I’m not just talking money.
It is costing so much that it is almost certainly costing more than the virus would cost. As each day goes by that becomes more and more certain, of course, because daily the cost mounts.
Now they say all bets are off because there’ll be a vaccine. But that too is a cost. That will be a horrendous cost. Billionaires are going to be made in bigpharma on this. With billions out of our pockets. Millionaires are going to be made on the ground providing the means to keep the bloody thing at -70° all the time. By providers of vaccination services and ‘stations’ and staff and transport et al…
That cost alone would probably be more than the cost of the virus would be.
For a vaccine that is not a cure. That does not guarantee 100% protection. That will have it’s own contra-indications (i.e. times, situations, where it must not be given) and will need re-working when the next variant of the virus pops up.
Which will probably be every year. So these billionaires and millionaires are looking forward to a gravy train to keep them going the rest of their lives.
And the politicians are looking forward to a power spree like they’ve never dreamed of for the foreseeable future, too – they’ll be able to, they are planning to, keep all kinds of measures constantly on the books, all kinds of freedoms permanently curtailed – AND they’ll be able to cream their jeans doing that only thing they prefer more than exerting power over the masses which is: spending the mass’s money.
Now that’s cost, too. Isn’t it? Would you call it a benefit? It’s not a benefit. It is a cost.
See for yourself, please:
Just watching a ‘Sky News’ thing where they’re castigating Dan Andrews.
Scapegoat finding time. There’s going to be plenty of opportunity for that in the future as all is revealed. The past and the future, all to be revealed. The past madness, the future madnesses planned and the costs to be met, the suffering created.
Good. I’m glad it is all getting out.
But just one thing: it’s not all Dan Andrew’s fault, not anything like it.
This is the comment I made on that video:
I totally agree Andrews is reprehensibly at fault.
But the major villain is us.
We are supposed to be democrat voters and citizens and part of the political process. Of the people for the people by the people – remember?
We should have been on the backs of the pollies from the word go when the alarmism and obscurantism and downright falsehoods and misrepresentations begain.
But we didn’t and still don’t, come to that.
Go out in the street and ask people what’s the death rate of the virus?
Who does it kill at what rate?
What treatments are there?
What makes you particularly prone?
What does ‘death rate’ mean, anyway?
Per case? Per head of population? Per ICU case, what?
What constitutes a ‘case’?
A PCR finding? Showing symptoms? Admission to hospital? Admission to ICU?
Whats happened in the world with the various ‘measures’ ?
Is there anywhere it’s turned out to be harmless without any measures at all?
And so on….
And you will get a blank. A big nothing. Because they don’t know and they haven’t demanded to know and your t.v. media shows haven’t demanded either.
And the opposition political parties haven’t demanded either.
And the scientific establishment hasn’t demanded on our behalf either.
And on and on….
And all to be repeated with respect to the damages incurred by the measures…\
What’s all that?
It is vast condemnation of the whole thing and of everyone concerned.
In particular, in a democracy: the people.
The pollies: junk. Ah well, they are frail humans wanting to be on show as pollies is all.
The media: junk. ah well, they are frail human beings wanting to be on show…
But the people? they are the people. Supposedly acting in their own interest.
But walking around in empty streets with masks on.
Gathering in web venues to complain an iterate and reiterate the same old stuff… while doing nothing, nothing, nothing…
that’s the guts of the matter.
the emperor has been shown to be without clothes.
but the emperor in a democracy is the people themselves.
we deserve nothing but rubbish.
and that’s what we’ve got.
and that’s what’s projected for us to get for the foreseeable future…
And that bloke with his ‘score card’ and his observations – he’s part of the problem, totally, useless talking head. He misses the point absolutely, too. All the points. He’s a nothing. And that’s been the trouble from the beginning. All we see/hear are the nothings. The somethings like Dr john Ioannidis and so on… nope, don’t see them…
and here’s the video – though it is not worth watching….: