Another beautiful day in this the greatest empire in decline. Unfortunately, I decided to start watching “The Stand” last week on one of my three streaming television apps. See, I became burned out on having regular cable about the same time Fox News was rotating their weird British Royal Family fetish awhile ago. I still need someone to explain this to me….. We spent lives, blood and treasure getting away from the whole inbred-king-by-divine-right situation. But that’s for another day. Back to my binge watching choice last week. How prescient, and not to mention incredibly creepy, it is to see slightly similar events taking place in the real world.
I say this because I have decided that even though the all the talking bobble-heads and CDC “experts” are saying, “nothing to see here….move along”, I am freaked out. And personally I think you should be as well. I realize that I could be wrong, and I truly hope to be, but I am troubled by the seeemingly lackadaisical response to what could become a truly horrific situation. I’ve researched what a hemorrhagic viral infection does to you, and it sucks. I mean insides-turned-to-strawberry jam sucks. This current could-be crisis is, for me, the contagion that broke the camel’s back. As a kid, I thought tuberculosis was that thing that Doc Holliday had in the movie “Tombstone”…. an old pre-penicillin affliction that the mighty U.S.A. had conquered along with rickets, whooping cough, and polio. Oh, wait……all those things are on the surge. And according to my incompetent government it has absolutely nothing (hmm..or is it nada?) to do with swarms of illegal aliens flooding into towns and cities like water over the New Orleans levees.
And it’s not only folks who “risk everything” to come across our southern border and then not learn english, not assimilate, form insular communities, use emergency rooms as Dr.’s offices, draw public assistance, and then send it all back to the home country. It’s also the people from the middle east, north africa, indonesia, and so on who come for vacation or on a student visa and poof! vanish into the aether of anonymity. You would think that those over-stayed visa guys that flew planes into our landmarks back in 2001 would have awoken a sense of urgency in our overseers to maybe check and see if anybody else was not supposed to be here. And stow that “we’re all immigrants” crap too. No….we are all the product of legal, assimilated, Americans. Annyone who says different is sadly misinformed of actual immigration history or pushing an agenda. Like Michelle Obama recently telling a class of newly sworn in citizens that “hey, don’t worry, none of our founding fathers were born here either.” Bwahahahahahahahaha! I would laugh longer if it wasn’t incredibly sad that the 1st Lady of the United States is either a liar or a moron.
The scoop is this: You cannot dissolve your national borders, stop enforcement of illegal entry, reward said behavior with your vastly shrinking public trough, and not end up wallowing in the bygone maladies and disease of the third world. We, as a people, are amazingly charitable and tolerant. Americans give more to the rest of the world in the way of private charity than anyone, ever. But that same attitude of tolerance and charity when combined with political correctness is as dangerous as a pandemic. It’s hard to make hard decisions when you’re worried about looking like a racist, nativist jerk…… am I right?
The reason the current Ebola outbreak is troubling is because the only way to stop it is to lock down our borders, cease travel to and from parts of the world involved in the epidemic, and commie-style quarantine and detain anyone here who has been exposed. See, I don’t believe that Ebola is hard to catch, no matter what the CDC says. If it was, then what explains the thousands of deaths overseas? Is it an African custom to spit in each other’s eyes as a greeting? What strikes me as troubling is that in the middle of nowhere, where people have very little interaction with each other over distance, this thing spreads like This Can’t Be Butter. The average person in this country comes into more daily contact with others, travels greater distances, and shakes more hands than anywhere in the developing world. Hopefully the over-stayed visa Ebola Guy washed his hands after taking a leak and launching a steamer. ‘Cause he’s grabbing the same handrails and doorknobs you are.
You also need to know that you will never hear the truth about something like this being dangerous. Everything would stop. Would you go to work, send your kids to school, go shopping, and pay taxes if you were told that, “yes…. we are all potentially doomed.”? Of course not. Our Aristocratic Elite need all the good little cogs to keep turning. It’s time to demand from our politicians and health “officials” that they actually uphold their oaths and take swift and hard action to prevent “The Stand” from becoming a historical biography instead of a work of fiction. Because right now they are all joined in a chorus of “Don’t Fear the Reaper”……. and all Obama wants is more cowbell.