If you actually still pay attention to the mainstream media, you will see that they are back on the pandemic fear kick. I guess the race war they were trying to start isn’t going anywhere (mostly because the people on the left are far more racist than those on the right, but the leftist racists just think they are trying to help minorities that they view as incapable of helping themselves.)
So we are back to Corona Virus fear mongering. And why not? The news reports make the situation look dire. After all, corona virus cases are spiking all over the country.
What is really going on.
Of course, there are several things the media is purposefully leaving out of their narrative. When they want to spread fear, they have to pick and choose what to report.
An Uptick in Covid Cases was to be Expected
The lockdowns were designed to “flatten the curve”. That meant that with the lockdowns in place, we would have fewer cases at once, but the cases would stretch out over a longer period of time. The total number of infected would not change because we need to have between 60% and 80% of population infected to achieve heard immunity. The lockdown was only intended to draw it out so that we would not over run our hospitals. Removing the lockdown was bound to increase the number of infected.
Testing in the US has increased significantly over the past couple of months. More tests is going to equal more people testing positive. At the end of April, the US was testing about 200,000 people per day and getting about 25,000 positives for for an 18.9% weekly average of people tested who tested positive in the last week in April. (this is also when only people with symptoms were being tested).
In the most recent week in June, the US tested 500,000 people with 38,000 of them testing positive (5.9%). 2.5x the number of tests and less than 2x the number of positives.
An unbiased look at the numbers shows that yes, more people are testing positive, but only because more people are being tested. The percentage of positive tests are dropping significantly. Also, the deaths are dropping significantly.
As a result, we are getting closer to achieving heard immunity and ending the pandemic.
Why Does the MSM push the bad?
If the news is actually good, then why does the mainstream media spin it to look bad?
Some people thing it is for ratings. It has always been the policy of the mainstream media to project doom because that increases ratings and therefore increases the amount they can charge for advertising and so their profits go up.
Some people also think the mainstream media is partnered with the Democratic Party in an attempt to disrupt the current presidents re-election by destroying his economic gains and making him look bad.
Others thing the mainstream media is pushing for more totalitarian controls to aid the elitists who want to take your freedom.
I don’t know the real reason behind their actions, but I do know that they are not telling you the truth.
So what are totalitarian elitists hell bent on destroying the country before the November election going to do? Start a race war.
Creating A Powder Keg, Then Setting It Off
Locking people in their homes for several months, denying them the ability to socialize, be with friends, and go to church seems a great way to increase stress and put people on edge.
Next, you need to find an inciting incident.
I will be the first to admit that the militarization of our police departments is a big problem. In some cities (like Chicago or Los Angeles) where criminal gang activity has turned parts of the city into a war zone, there may be a compelling argument for the militarization of local law enforcement, but I can’t help but think there is a better way.
I also do not agree with the privatization of our prison system (one of the few things that I do not agree with privatization of). I believe incarceration for profit incentivizes harsh sentencing and imprisonment for crimes that should not require jail time.
I long for the days of Andy Griffith where law enforcement was a friendly part of the community that chastised those who made mistakes, and a simple misunderstanding didn’t haunt you for the rest of your life.
When I was young adult 20+ years ago, if you got pulled over driving with a little bit of a buzz, and it was your first time, the cop would simply make you call someone to come get you, not take you to jail and cost you over 10k in fines. If you got into a bar fight, the cops didn’t care. If you got stopped with weed, the cop was either going to dump your bag on the ground or put it in his pocket. either way, you left with a warning.
That being said however, statistics clearly do not support the claim that policing in inherently racist (unless they are twisted to do so). In addition, in the case of George Floyd (whose death at the hands of Minneapolis police officers has been the inciting incident to set off this powder keg, There is no indication that the police acted out of racism. George Floyd was a violent criminal with multiple arrests who was resisting arrest while under the influence of narcotics. His skin color did not matter. The 4 officers involved in his death were like the poster for police diversity. 1 White man, 1 Black man, 1 Asian man and 1 Spanish man.
Yes, the police did not treat George Floyd like a human being. These officers showed no empathy. What they did was wrong. However, I believe it was the result of the militarization of law enforcement and the prison for profit system we have in place. It was not racism.
The Bad Guys Want To Divide Us
Calling someone a racist has been a tool of the elite for a very long time. Why? Because 99% of the country hates racists. It does not matter what side of the isle you sit on politicly, everyone agrees that racism is bad. Therefore, if someone is a racist, everyone agrees that they are bad. The problem is that the elitists call people racist when they are not racist just to get people to dislike them. Nancy Pelosi once talked about a “political device” of making up a lie about someone, getting the media to report that lie as truth, and then pointing to those media reports to verify the lie.
This is exactly what the George Floyd case looks like to me. A case of an over militarized police doing what they do being spun into a case of racism to enrage an already tense population and create a scenario that divides the nation. It seems to have succeeded.
Let’s be clear here: Everyone thinks racism is bad. Everyone thinks police brutality is bad. However, not every case of police brutality is racism.
Tony Timpa died last year in Texas after officers kneeled on his upper back for 13 minutes as he cried out that they were killing him. When he finally stopped responding, the police made fun of him. Where were the protests? Where was the media coverage? Where was the outrage?
There wasn’t any because he was not black, so the media couldn’t call it racism.
How Do We Proceed?
I would love to say “Let cooler minds prevail”, but that will not happen. The Presidents executive order on Safe Policing is a great start, but more needs to be done. And of course, the mainstream media will never admit that the president did anything good, so the people that have gotten all riled up by this false narrative will not be appeased by this.
I think the true irony here is that the far left are the ones spearheading these protests. The people who advocate for bigger government are also advocating for “defunding” the police system needed to enforce the bigger government they want.
The same people who claim building a wall to protect our borders is wrong built a wall to protect the borders of their autonomous state. The same people who want to strip your 2nd amendment rights are patrolling their autonomous state with AR-15’s
They are showing that everything they stand for is wrong. But they think they have the moral high ground. They think they are right. So what should we do?
I think it is becoming a necessity to take extra precautions to defend yourself and your property from the Socialist Brown Shirts (ANTIFA) and other extremist groups that are trying to destroy our nation.
I have gone back to the practice I employed after a hurricane knocked out my power for a week a couple years ago. I keep my 300aac AR-15 pistol by my desk during the day and by my bed at night. I am also now daily carrying a larger, higher capacity pistol. I recommend everyone who can, get a concealed carry permit and carry everywhere.
I have also set up wifi cameras around my home to record anyone trying to break in. I decided to by a Wyze Cam Pan for inside the house and a few standard Wyze Cams for outside (with weatherproof mounts. These cameras automatically start recording when they detect motion and send that HD video to the cloud and alert my phone. I can then stream the video or watch the live feed from my phone. These cameras send a 12 second clip to the cloud for free, or you can pay $1.49 per camera per month for it to send a continuous recording to the cloud while motion is detected. That is far cheaper than my last security camera.
It is important to be able to defend yourself, your family and your property in these times of social unrest. And it is even more important to be able to have video to prove that you were acting in self defense.