George Orwell’s timeless admonition, “Some ideas are so stupid that only intellectuals believe them,” has been given new life by the desperate efforts of pundits, scholars and Twitter blue-checks to defend the violence, looting, disorder and general monstrousness that have overtaken America’s cities. __ NYP
The city urges everyone to exercise caution and stay safe while participating in
demonstrations riots, including wearing masks and physical distancing as much as possible to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The city has made hundreds of masks available to protesters rioters this week. __ Mayor Jacob Frey of Minneapolis
If you do not nip it in the bud, it will continue to blossom into more violence and destruction than you can handle, Mr. Mayor. You, sir, screwed the pooch big time.
Once the violence began, any effort to “understand” it should have stopped, since that understanding is inevitably exculpatory. The looters are not grieving over the stomach-churning arrest and death of George Floyd; they are having the time of their lives. You don’t protest or mourn a victim by stealing oxycontin, electronics, jewelry, and sneakers.
… The chancellors and presidents of Harvard, the University of Arizona, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale, among others, released statements over the weekend assuring their black students of their schools’ commitment to racial equity, in light of the George Floyd death—an event wholly unrelated to the academic. No college leader denounced the violence. __ Heather MacDonald
Urban war zones in leftist controlled cities across America testify to the stupidity of pandering to the contrived violence of sock puppet nihilistic anarchists and opportunistic thugs and twits. The modern leftist ideology has no substance, but much outrage.
Political leaders elsewhere have been … reluctant to use the necessary force to quell the violence. New York mayor Bill de Blasio called on police to use a “light touch” in response. New York governor Andrew Cuomo coolly predicted on Sunday, May 31, during his now absurdly irrelevant daily coronavirus press conference, that the violence would continue. “The explosion we saw last night we’ll probably see again tonight,” he said—obviously confident in his own physical safety, if not the safety of the rest of the state’s residents. __ City Journal
It is unlikely that George Floyd would have approved of out of town Antifa misfits burning his home town. But thanks to people just like George Soros and the athols of Democracy Alliance, privileged Antifa brown shirts destroyed the life’s work of scores of immigrants and many other poor persons.
“Nothing changes and people feel they’ve lost everything,” Barrera said. “There’s nothing to lose for them anymore. When there’s no justice, no fairness and no equity, they lose hope.”
“But we are hurting ourselves,” he said.
Many speculate that Lake Street was hit so hard because its eastern stretch includes the station associated with the white officer now charged with murdering Floyd. The destruction is particularly painful because Lake Street had become a success story, an achievement people took pride in. __ Riots Destroy the Work of Lives
Rioters do not care about the hard work and love that people devote to their lives’ dreams. They only operate on impulse — and in the case of Antifa they operate on orders from above.
Meanwhile, Recovering at Home from COVID and Other Mild Illnesses
Keeping people locked up indoors for months was another sign of leftist idiocy. Not only did lockdowns accelerate the spread of the Wuhan virus, but depriving people of safe recreations and the healthy out of doors fed a restlessness that is now erupting in violence.
Certainly the ill should stay home, and the elderly should be protected from exposure — although not necessarily confined.
If you’re ill with COVID-19, you can help prevent the spread of infection.
- The ill should stay home from work, school and public areas unless it’s to get medical care.
- Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing services or taxis.
- Stay isolated in one room, away from your family and other people, as much as possible. This includes eating in your room. Open windows to keep air circulating. Use a separate bathroom, if possible.
- Avoid shared space in your home as much as possible. When using shared spaces, limit your movements. Keep your kitchen and other shared spaces well ventilated. Stay at least 6 feet (2 meters) away from your family members.
- Clean often-touched surfaces in your separate room and bathroom, such as doorknobs, light switches, electronics and counters, every day.
- Avoid sharing personal household items, such as dishes, towels, bedding and electronics.
- Wear a face mask when near others. Change the face mask each day.
- If wearing a face mask isn’t possible, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or elbow when coughing or sneezing. Afterward, throw away the tissue or wash the handkerchief.
- Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Source: Mayo Clinic
Keep in mind that if the same methods for determining mortality from this Chinese coronavirus were used to determine mortality from every other respiratory virus, the mortality numbers for those other viruses would be inflated too.
The Wuhan virus is suspiciously well adapted to humans — much more so than natural bat or pangolin viruses — making it more infectious than typical seasonal viruses. Fortunately it is not proportionately more virulent, meaning that it was not likely meant to be a biowarfare agent when it was created.
Leading immunologists and geneticists have told The Daily Telegraph there are two unusual aspects of COVID-19 that raise the possibility it was man-made rather than a naturally-occurring virus.
The first is that the virus binds to human ACE2 receptor cells more strongly than it does to any other animal, including bats.
The second is that it has a “furin cleavage site” that its closest genetic bat-coronavirus relative, RaTG-13, does not have.
This site makes it significantly more infectious. __ Daily Telegraph