Back when this blog was started in September 2021, our normality was under intense attack from the anti-normality wowsers.
The science was clear from late 2020 that COVID would be around forever. Anyone who actually read the scientific literature, could see this.
Simultaneously, scientists were also saying that as long as COVID was around, society would have to practise a bullshit version of a “new normal.”
Therefore, in effect, science was basically proposing the permanent cancellation of pre-COVID normality for all citizens.
Back in 2020/2021, a majority of society were willing to go along with this bullshit, for two reasons:
Firstly, a majority of citizens were actually scared of catching COVID.
Secondly, a majority of citizens were unaware that the scientific evidence clearly indicated the permanent existence of COVID. They had an erroneous belief that all the “new normal” BS would only be temporary, coz COVID would be temporary.
The reason why people had this erroneous belief, is because they were blindly following whatever scientists told them, rather than actually reading the actual fucking science for themselves.
There is a difference between “scientific authority” and “moral authority.” Scientists are entitled to their “scientific authority,” but they have zero rights to claim “moral authority.”
During the pandemic, people fell into the trap of giving scientists “moral authority” over our lives. Scientists are not supposed to be the unelected moral arbiters of society. Instead, they are simply supposed to give us scientific information, which we then may factor into our own moral decisions.
Luckily, in 2022, Omicron came along. Everyone caught it, and then lost their fear of the virus. It also finally became apparent to society that COVID will be around forever. These two factors combined, explains why a MAJORITY of society in 2022 underwent a monumental shift back to 2019 normality.
Thank fuck for Omicron. If it weren’t for Omicron, we would probably still be caught in the trap of thinking that preventing COVID deaths was a moral responsibility that falls under the domain of “reasonable control.”
Hear me now, loud and clear: There was never any moral responsibility on mainstream society to prevent COVID deaths. COVID should have never fallen into the domain of “reasonable control.” It was always well and truly in the domain of “Unreasonable control.” I will explain further:
There are a long list of other phenomena that cause preventable deaths, that we have the power to prevent, but we choose not to, because the prevention control measures are deemed “unreasonable.”
We could save lives and lower the burden on hospitals if we lower all speed limits to 10km an hour. The science is clear that such a measure would prevent all speeding accidents. So why don’t we do it? Why don’t we listen to the science?! You’re unscientific! You’re anti-science! It’s absolutely within our control! But it’s UNREASONABLE control. So we let it be. Yes, people will die because of our indifference. Fuck it. Am I right? You agree with me, just fucking admit it.
Furthermore, we could save lives and lower the burden on hospitals if we prevent all people from getting sun exposure and the inevitable skin cancer it causes. Simply make it illegal to expose skin to the sun! Women have been doing it in Arabia for thousands of years! Of course its possible! That would definitely stop skin cancer, the science on sun exposure and cancer is clear! So why not do it? Unreasonable control. Let it be.
Furthermore, every year in Australia there are 5000 alcohol related deaths! The science is clear on alcohol and health, and the social-science is clear on it’s negative social effects! If there was no alcohol, these 5000 deaths wouldn’t occur! That helpless 5 year old girl with an alcoholic uncle wouldn’t be the victim of alcoholic violence! Why does your right to sip on a wine, trump her right to not be beaten up and raped by her alcoholic uncle! Why don’t we ban alcohol?! Unreasonable control. Let it be. Am i right? Of course I’m fucking right. Next time you’re sipping on a wine or a beer, think about that girl, and admit to yourself that deep down, you are perfectly capable of being a cold, indifferent piece of shit when it suits you. You’re no different to me motherfucker, I’m just more honest about it.
So now we understand the concept of problems being within our “reasonable control” or being in the domain of “unreasonable control.”
Now, let me give you all some more examples of ridiculous bullshit that falls under the category of UNREASONABLE control:
-Shutting down our entire society for 3 months at a time.
-Banning all foreigners from entering your country.
-Banning your own fucking citizens from entering your country.
-Banning your own citizens from moving between states in your country.
-Banning people from even leaving their suburb.
-Attacking human warmth and “Social Togetherness” by imposing “Social Distancing.” (Being together with other people, is the fucking cornerstone of human well-being but oh well, let’s cancel that shit. “Social distancing” is a direct assault on all that it means to be human FFS.)
-Banning children from going to school for 3 months (WTF? Why did we do that? So we could save your geriatric grandfather from COVID thus gifting him an extra 3 years in a nursing home?)
-Venue capacity restrictions that make profitability impossible, thus cancelling all the fun and leisure industries that we depend on for happiness.
-Vaccine passport system that unfairly punishes people who are untrusting of government (Remote Indigenous communities had the highest anti-vax rates in Australia, vaccine passports made them second class citizens and you supported it, you racist piece of shit.)
Blah blah blah
Etc etc etc
You get the point, but here is my personal favourite, of all the fucking ridiculous examples of unreasonable control. It’s actually the one thing you probably thought I wasn’t gonna say, the one thing that you probably thought maybe was reasonable. Nope. Guess again motherfuckers.
The award for most unreasonable shit we did in the pandemic goes to:
– Criminalisation of breathing air, the traditional way, that humans have breathed air for the past 100,000 years: AKA: Mask-free breathing.
Now, I don’t care if we are under attack from bubonic plague. I don’t care if the scientific evidence clearly shows the correlation between the traditional un-masked breathing of air and the spread of illness. I dont care if there is a proveable, falsifiable, quantifiable correlation between the traditional breathing of air and the spread of any pathogen. It doesn’t fucking matter. I am here to unequivocally tell you, that the scientific correlation, in no way shape or form, implies a moral correlation. Yep.
Science and morality are two different things, don’t get them confused. You could very well prove scientifically that when I walked down the street, breathing air, I breathed in the virus, then breathed it out to someone else who breathed it in, who got on a plane for America, who breathed it out to someone else, etc etc etc until 6 degrees of separation later, Kevin Bacon breathed it in and fucking died of COVID.
You can prove that scientific cause and effect between me and Kevin Bacon, until the fucking cows come home, I don’t give a shit. I am not going to be held responsible for the death of Kevin fucking Bacon on the other side of the world. Fuck off. Every time a mask-nazi complains to an “anti-masker” that their relative died of COVID, and that somehow incriminates the anti-masker, they are being a dumb cunt, no matter how much scientific evidence they throw at you. They are making the Kevin Bacon 6 degrees of separation moral argument, which has a solid foundation in science, but zero foundation in rational morality. Scientific causality does not automatically imply moral causality. Fuck Kevin Bacon.
Nobody has the right to make traditional breathing illegal.
Yes, mask-enhanced breathing is safer, which is why I fully encourage those who are scared of breathing the air, to wear a mask. There are all kinds of pathogens that are in the air. Protect yourself from those pathogens with a mask & a face shield if you so wish, I am not anti-mask.
In fact, if you are in a hospital, or a nursing-home, or a retirement village, or a future immuno-compromised space colony, or a business that caters to at-risk people, I will consider wearing a mask in those spaces.
But not in “mainstream” spaces. Mainstream society is immuno-healthy. Forcing us to play the game of life by immuno-compromised rules, would be like wheelchair basketballers banning able-bodied basketball. Just imagine that:
“If we have to play basketball in a wheelchair, everyone else should! Why segregate us to a different court! The Paralympics is actually segregation! We should all play on the same court! And if you run on that court, that’s not fair! Get in your wheelchair! Put a fucking mask on!”
No cunt, I’m not getting in a wheelchair, and I’m not putting on a mask. You are not proposing an inclusion policy there. You are proposing a “Misery Loves Company policy.”
Immuno-compromised people do not have the right to force everyone to play the game of life by their immuno-compromised rules. If healthy people are lucky enough to be able to breathe air the traditional way, without fear of the air, then YAY FOR THEM. LEAVE THEM ALONE. Most importantly: HANDS OFF OF THEIR KIDS.
Forcing kids to wear masks is an attempt at health-redistribution. Straight-up. “These immuno-healthy kids are enjoying benefits of being healthy, while I’m stuck in this nursing home. That’s not fair! These kids get to run around mask free while I’m stuck inside, scared of breathing! That’s not fair! Let’s find ways to take some of the health benefits off those healthy kids, and share that shit around more evenly! Masks will help us do that! That’s much more inclusive! Yay for inclusion!”
This way of thinking is not “inclusion,” it’s “Misery Loves Company” at it’s absolute worst. There is nothing progressive about it. It stinks. I fully understand that it’s not just old people who are immuno-compromised, but the vast majority of COVID victims have always been old cunts, the numbers don’t lie.
For younger people who fall in the immuno-compromised camp, I’m truly sorry that nature has dealt you a shitty hand. But you need to stop holding society accountable for the transgressions of mother nature, you need to stop punishing perfectly healthy children for the actions of a microbial organism. The virus is the problem here, not the children trying to enjoy themselves in a fucking playground. Stop trying to make this their problem.
Everyone has a right to enjoy the health-potential nature endowed them with, as long as they don’t encroach upon the health-potential of others.
Mask-free kids in a playground are not encroaching upon the health-potential of the grandma watching them playing. Those mask-free kids are simply engaging in normal human behaviour involving the traditional act of normal mask-free breathing.
If the grandma has a problem with it, she should leave. If the mum with the immuno-compromised child has a problem with it, she should take her child and leave. If nature has excluded your child from enjoying that playground, then that is a matter between you and mother-nature. Go and find a safe space for your child. Leave the other kids alone.
Anyways….. It’s January 2023, and for most of us, normality has returned. In future, the Normality Martian will be ready to defend the principles of health-related normality, should it come under attack ever again. Let us be ever-vigilant.
Good luck, and Godspeed.