It's been eleven days since I posted that, and no one's answered it.
Not one single swinging Richard out there has even made even the lamest attempt.
Pussies as far as the eye can see.
Then comes the soopergenius corollary:
"Nobody in my state is dead. Let the healthy people go back to work!"
So riddle me the answer to this follow-up:
C'mon, now, I keep seeing metric fucktons of people yammering that this evil, fascist lockdown must end, because reasons.
If you can answer either question above, you can show your work on how and why we should end the lockdowns.
How many people are you willing to kill?
Where's the line in the sand where we finally hit too many dead?
Is it one?
Or shall we just leap straight to mass murder?
(Why should abortionists have all the fun, amirite?)
We've already equaled flu deaths for an average flu season and a half, in six weeks.
We did the deaths in an average flu season in just the last week.
So, do we admit re-opening without widespread testing is a major fuck-up at 50K dead?
New York was driving the bus on the last peak, and they're the ones that ignored this until it bit their asses off.
So we should do 10, or 49, or 100 more peaks now, because people are getting antsy?
There's no question jackholes have abused and exceeded both lawful authority and common sense, but is it okay to throw out not just the baby with the bathwater, but thousands to tens of thousands - or more - of grandmas and grandpas too? What about the people under 60 you'll kill too? They don't count either?
And who's going to step up and say, "Hey, you had a good run, but I've got to be getting back to work, so fuck off and die."?
Where in the Constitution is that power enumerated?
"He shall, from time to time, write off vast swaths of the population, because their continued existence is inconvenient for their children and grandchildren..." appears in which Article?
My Declaration of Independence reads that the reason for any government is to secure the rights to "Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of happiness".
When did we make that first part optional, purely at the whim of the whiny?
When you're willing to push people into the crematorium, where does that slippery slope end?
How did that work out with Madame Guillotine?
Are we just going to start calling these "240th trimester abortions"?
Asking for 5-10M friends and neighbors.
Personally, I think the tsunami of ass-headedness is going to guarantee this explodes again (and again, and again), and kills a metric fuckton more people, and the "End the lockdowns now!" crowd still won't give a f**k.
Sociopathy is like that.
Time will tell if I've got that right too, but a wise man once said "It isn't possible to underestimate the average intelligence of Americans."
Change my mind.
Try something better than this, for starters:
I'm pretty widely-read, and well educated. So explain to me, with footnotes and proof-texts, where in blistering fuck you derive the right to push any number from one to potentially millions of your fellow citizens into an early grave, because you're being inconvenienced.
That's what you're asking to do, so stop beating around the bush, and tell me who the fuck gave YOU (for any value of that word) the right to start killing other people?
And if YOU have that right, doesn't that mean those threatened have the right to shoot your ass right back, in self defense?
Tell me the point at which you realize you're now taking this discussion from merely academic, to germane, and thence into tomorrow's headlines.
I'll wait right over here why you explain in chapter and verse where and how you derive the right to begin an open-ended pogrom on anybody else, and why you think that the people in your crosshairs shouldn't start shooting you in the face as justifiable homicide for your expressing that malice aforethought, and possessed of the means to carry it out.
Everybody wants to be gangster, until it's time to do gangster shit.
So come on, Gilligans.
Stop ducking the question, or trying to palm responsibility for this off onto others.
Own up to the genocide you're lusting to unleash.
And explain why you think you've unlocked the rationale for riding your pogo stick through the minefield.
This should be epic.
But keep dicking around with this.
It's not going to turn out the way you thought it would, when you started playing with it.