And so it is soon Christmas but not this year. Our leaders and Public Health officials have shut down celebrations of any kind. How Grinchly of them! Some of you will see this as only right give the number of cases they have been publishing on the news to keep you in a state of panic. I respect your right to an opinion.
Unprecedented Control and Power
The government now has held unprecedented (except in a time of war) powers over people for the past 9 months. Due to a virus that according to their own numbers kills almost exclusively the elderly or already severely ill. Only 166 cases were ouside of that category. While it is regrettable that some 11,000 people have died of this virus over the last nine months, 11,000 in a population of 36, 000,000 is not a pandemic. This information was shared on the mainstream media and is not a Conspiracy Theory.
Why only the elderly?
It is starting to look as though it is more of a genocide against the elderly or as Prince Charles might term it "useless eaters", since that class looks on all of us as a means to fill their coffers. If we are to old or otherwise unable to work we fall into that category according to the ruling and monied classes.
Profound differences in Classes
Likely you, like me are not part of those classes. After all, their lives have not been disrupted. They are still taking holidays and how nice it must be to have those empty beaches! They are still flying places and doing what they like. It is we that are under house arrest and muzzled with masks. For our own good, right? If this is such a deadly virus, why are they not taking precautions? Or is it, as Trudeau has said, "an opportunity" for them to impose things they might otherwise never get the opportunity to impose.
Corporations are happy to sell for Christmas
The most interesting thing is how they talk out of both sides of their mouths at one time. They are not technically stopping Christmas after all the corporations are still happy to sell you items for gift giving even if in many places they have shut down small businesses. So you can happily buy whatever you wish to enrich the already billionaires and the aspiring ones.
Attack on Personal Liberty
Yet they are, in the name of safety, telling you how many people you can have at your home to celebrate or even before Christmas. This is an unprecedented move. Personal property, is the backbone of capitalism and it is now under attack, in the name of safety. Make no mistake, they will not follow the rules they set down for you. They never do. The question then becomes, do you?
Personal Property is Personal
I pay a mortgage as many of you do. That is for the privilege of owning property of my own, where I get (to some extent) to make rules about what I do on my property and who lives in my home or who visits. They are biting at the edges of that liberty. The Grinch is at your door and telling you (in the guise of our Prime Minister) that Christmas is not coming this year. The question is what are you going to do?
No Rats in the Neighbourhood
I know one thing I will do. I will not rat out my neighbours or friends. If I see more than one car at my neighbours that is their business. I am no Nazi and ratting out people to the government was a favourite tactic employed by the Nazis. If people want to talk their chances (with a virus that has a 99% cure rate) that is their business and it is not mine, or the goverment's actually.
My own stance
What will I do? I don't know yet. But then, I don't really celebrate in the traditional way anyway, so I am generally unaffected by the "Stop Christmas from Coming " ordinance here.
The Real Grinch
I saw a meme that the virus was the Grinch. It is not the grinch. There have actually been less deaths this year overall than in many other years, and testing asymptomatic people to add cases, as the government is now frantically doing to support the lockdown (at least in their minds) is quite insane. Think about it, if you went to the doctor a year ago to be tested for something you had no symptoms of, where would he refer you? Psychology and he would be right to do it.
But I digress. The virus is not the Grinch. The government's reaction to the virus is the Grinch and they are being egged on by people who are easily terrified and addicted to mainstream news. Eventually panic subsides. And disease run their course. Ultimately we have choices even if they may be temporarily limited.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
In any event, I wish you the happiness of the season, whatever you celebrate and a clear conscience that comes from minding your own business and making decisions that work for you and yours and hurt no one.
Maybe rather than stopping Chrismas from coming, we should stop the Grinch? Or at least take time away from the news to actually consider facts and wonder what is really going on?