The Unbekoming Express - Edition 3
Flipping coins, blood disorders, The Simpsons, biology books and so much more.
1. Heads I win, tails you lose
My wife was on the phone to a very close friend from Holland recently. As I was walking by, she handed me the phone to say hello. I asked how she was doing, and she told me that she had Covid and was a bit under the weather, sore throat, tired etc. Her husband also. Trying to make small talk I asked if they had it before over the last 2 years, I assumed that was unlikely but was interested in what she would say. She said her husband almost definitely (not confirmed) early on and that she might have had it without knowing.
She is a wonderful woman, but fully asleep to what's going on, so I was impressed that she was acknowledging asymptomatic infection at least.
Regarding her Covid, she said, "I've had my three doses so it's not as bad as it would otherwise have been", to which I smiled politely, said my farewells, and handed the phone back to my wife.
Let’s think through this for a moment.
She acknowledges she might have had it without knowing (no symptoms), but then is grateful for the three doses she has had for the mild symptoms she is experiencing now. The possibility that it could be a much milder version of the bug doesn’t cross her mind, nor the thought that the overwhelming majority of “disease” is mild and not worthy of a trip to a hospital.
In her mind, it must be the jabs, while at the same time she acknowledges she might have had it without symptoms and without jabs.
The problem with delusions (disconnects from reality) is that nothing makes sense anymore. Even when you think you are making sense, you’re not.
In her husband’s case, he obviously had symptomatic “something” early on (it’s possible that it was Covid before testing), he has symptomatic Covid now. It’s either about the same severity of a bit milder and again, the credit for basically not dying or not being rushed to the “overloaded hospitals” (the Dutch particularly love that bit of propaganda) obviously goes to the jabs again.
In a nutshell, if I get Covid without (or with mild) symptoms, and without doses, I guess I got lucky, but if I get Covid (after getting jabbed) and it’s mild, then it’s the jab. It’s a no-lose situation. The propaganda is simply brilliant.
Heads I win, tails you lose.
I often wonder why some people are resistant to the propaganda, but most are not.
I don’t have clear thoughts on the matter, but I suspect it might have something to do with a rare blood disease that first emerged in 2003 called Stickitothemaniosis.
If you have this blood disorder, you need to learn this song.
3. Making new decisions based on new information
It seems like 95% of people cannot make a new decision based on new information.
It’s Feb 2022 for God’s sake. I think we have quite a bit of new information since March 2020. Where are the new decisions? I’m not seeing that many.
When Darwin spoke about survival of the fittest, he didn’t mean the strongest, but the best at adapting to their environment. That’s what fitness is, the ability to adapt. In the animal world I guess that means that the creature’s lineage gradually adapted to colder weather by developing a decent fur coat, you get the picture.
But what does fitness mean in a human sense, and what does it mean now, not in the context of 1 million years of human evolution.
It means adapting to a changing world, and I think that means being able to make new decisions based on new information. But it seems hardly anyone can do it.
If you were awake from the beginning, well you obviously have a blood disorder, but if you were asleep and managed to wake yourself up…bloody well done and good for you, you should be very proud, because you were able to make a new decision based on new information. A rare quality.
The reason it’s so rare is that to make a new decision you need to kill an old decision. Yes, you need to kill something you previously thought you knew but much more importantly that you believed in. When you believe in something, you feel something, so believing is so much deeper than merely knowing. To kill your own belief, you need to kill a “feeling” part of you, yes, you need to kill it yourself, nobody can do it for you.
Your ego loves many things, but I think your ego’s most precious belongings are privately cultivated beliefs. So, you need to kill part of your ego. You need to kill part of yourself.
How many people do you think can kill part of themselves?
I am starting to feel a bit uncomfortable with the language of a mass psychosis. Even though it’s true, I am starting to think that everyone’s psychosis is entirely unique and very private. This private psychosis (that’s part of a greater mass) clearly, and among other things, lowers our IQ. It lowers our logical problem-solving skills.
The Dutch lady in the first story above is an incredibly intelligent woman, yet her tools of reasoning and thinking and problem solving are failing her at the moment. Her IQ has dropped.
If this thesis is correct, that our inability to kill our ego is getting in the way of our “adaptive fitness”, then it’s fair to say that our ego is responsible for our degraded IQ. Said another way, our ego is killing us.
Said another way, you either kill your ego or your ego kills you.
4. Surf Live Saving Australia
This truly wonderful organisation has lost its mind. They have become jab happy.
A friend at work, himself actively involved with his local SLS Club (until recently) shared this message he came across from a Club Captain.
It’s a wonderfully succinct piece of communication.
Please remove us from the call list and email list.
Please also cancel our monthly payment for lottery tickets. We want nothing to do with SLS for the moment.
I stepped down as Club Captain in December 2021 when our Surf Club deplorably accepted the decision that everyone, 16 and over needed to be jabbed by March 30, 2022.
SLS had a chance to stand up to this poisonous government tyranny, but they are clearly more concerned about the funds from the government than the safety of their members. When SLS were asked to provide the science upon which their decision was made they provided a Health Advice link to the QLD government website. It’s pathetic and insulting…The science of stupid has been perpetuated by people being coerced into being jabbed with an experimental agent that doesn’t stop the spread or flatten the curve or stop hospitalisations or death.
So as a community minded man I have no choice but to push on with helping the community in another way because people seem blind to the problem. Friends in SLS that have been injured by the vaccine and have chronic fatigue are starting to get the picture. We are now the most vaccinated country in the world and a laughing stock. Our case numbers are off the charts, just like Israel that are on their 4th dose. Yet in 3rd world countries that can’t afford the vaccine their numbers are nominal as they have taken the early treatment approach and built actual immunity. Japan has done this with Ivermectin and other similar repurposed drugs. The UK has dropped mandates. Not sure we will ever be part of SLS again as the organisation has shown their corporate hand.
The same organisation that promotes zero preventable deaths is pushing a program with hundreds of preventable deaths and thousands of injuries.
Average age of death from COVID is 86… so is anyone actually dying of COVID or are they just dying, as 86 is 4 years older than the average life expectancy in Australia.
Please confirm in writing we have been removed.
Ex Club Captain, Patrol Captain, IRB Driver, JetSki Driver, IRB Driver Training assistant, ex Beach Coach, Masters competitor, Water Safety, Official, healthy active father of 3 healthy boys.
It’s quite obvious this man has been able to make a new decision based on new information.
5. Australian Doctors
Most people living in Australia don’t know that their doctor has been gagged by the government under threat of a review of their license and deregistration.
This is a simple little video from last year where you can hear it from the horse’s mouth.
I know I have the actual letter that all doctors received somewhere, just cannot find it at the moment. It’s in some pile somewhere.
6. The predictive power of The Simpsons
My son shared this with me, it’s pure Simpsons’ brilliance. They are so good at times that they are prophetic.
7. Racial Hygiene: Medicine under the Nazis
I’ve recently come across this book
Here are a couple of paragraphs from the Amazon description.
Scholars exploring the history of science under the Nazis have generally concentrated on the Nazi destruction of science or the corruption of intellectual and liberal values. Racial Hygiene focuses on how scientists themselves participated in the construction of Nazi racial policy. Robert Proctor demonstrates that the common picture of a passive scientific community coerced into cooperation with the Nazis fails to grasp the reality of what actually happened-namely, that many of the political initiatives of the Nazis arose from within the scientific community, and that medical scientists actively designed and administered key elements of National Socialist policy.
Proctor has set out not merely to tell a story but also to urge reflection on what might be called the "political philosophy of science"-how movements that shape the policies of nations can also shape the structure and priorities of science. The broad implications of this book make it of consequence not only to historians, physicians, and people concerned with the history and philosophy of science, but also to those interested in science policy and medical ethics.
What we absolutely need to learn from the Nazi’s is how they turned science into The Science and how they used the medical establishment as a political tool. Sound familiar?
Here is a part of a great essay on the titled: In the Name of Public Health — Nazi Racial Hygiene Link
By 1945, some 400,000 Germans had been forcibly sterilized. The highly elastic diagnosis of “feeblemindedness” provided legal grounds in most cases; the diagnosis of schizophrenia accounted for the second-largest group. Other illnesses covered under the 1933 law were manic–depressive disorder, genetic epilepsy, Huntington’s chorea, genetic blindness, genetic deafness, severe physical deformity, and chronic alcoholism. Severing of the fallopian tubes was the typical method of sterilizing women, and vasectomy was the common procedure for men. As many as 5000 persons died as a result of the surgery, most of them women.
To build public support for this coercive program, posters, documentary films, and high-school biology textbooks (see image below) argued the case for sterilization: “an easy surgical procedure, a humane means by which the nation can be protected from boundless misery.” The propaganda campaign portrayed its targets as less than fully human. Although more strident in tone, its content mirrored health pamphlets, displays, and films produced during the 1920s in other countries where ideas about “race betterment” had spread, from Great Britain, the United States, Sweden, and Denmark to the Soviet Union, Brazil, and Japan.
It's the second part of the above that we really need to understand.
“To build public support for this coercive program…” they engaged in wholesale and very sophisticated propaganda.
Pay attention to this image from a high-school biology book.
Look at the scary evil looking people being carried by a strong, healthy white man. Can you see students nodding to the “sense” in this image?
I can hear them thinking “Why should we pick up the medical burden of “these people”?
This is what fast thinking looks like, it is always shallow, quite banal (Arendt) very contagious and even “viral” because of its “fast and shallow” nature. Invariably wrong and quite often evil.
When our deranged leaders talk about the unvaccinated being a “burden” on the health system, and talk about “taxing the unvaccinated” and making them “pay their way”, what do you think the difference is between their rhetoric and that image in the biology book?
If you can find a distinction, then it’s one without a difference.
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Superb article! I must confess I have a bad case of Stickitothemaniosis, like a fire raging from the depths of my soul. Fck Bob Carr and his hospitals. If I'm going to die I'll die at home with my dignity intact.
Regarding making new decisions based on new information... a whole lot of people will not want to do that if they have been outspoken in a partisan position. Nobody likes admitting he was wrong. Especially within families, all those normal, garden-variety dysfunctional interpersonal dynamics that were in play before Covid are still in play... and that's just among the adults. Sibling rivalry and so forth.
I cannot imagine how horrible things may be in families where the mother has told her small children for two long years that good people wear masks because otherwise, they are bad people who might kill grandma. And all the doctors and coaches and teachers and pastors and mayors and police in that child's life have said the same thing: we wear masks because masks work.
There but for the grace of God go I. My kids are grown.
I think the time for adults to gracefully exit the masking of children was in Summer of 2021... and they did not do it. The adults doubled down. The adults have lied en masse to children about masks for two long years. This is going to be way uglier than admitting Santa Claus doesn't bring presents. Or it should be ugly. And that's not even touching the lies around Covid vaccines.