A Wuhan Kung-Flu Covid Holiday

Dear Communist China and your fellow travelers in the United States,

Thank you so much for the opportunity to experience not only one of your science projects, but also one of your social experiments. It’s been great. I hope some day soon we are able to provide every Communist Party member and supporter with a similarly memorable experience.

Sincerely,

Christov Tenn

Kung Flu!

My wife thinks she caught the Chinese Coronavirus from a kid she had contact with at work and first exhibited symptoms right around Christmas Day. Her test result, available the following Sunday evening, was positive. I had the “rapid screening” test Monday and found out immediately that I was positive for the virus. My symptoms at that time were slight intestinal malaise and a dry cough. Additional sx since then have been similar to sinus-drainage sore throat with ache at inner ear, gradual loss of smell and, as of this writing, taste. Occasional headaches, some fatigue. Cough has become “productive” – euphemism for phlegmy.

Because I can’t go to the gym in the early a.m., I haven’t been setting an alarm. I’m sleeping later. I’m eating less because I’m less hungry due to lack of meaningful exercise. I’ve had a couple of neighborhood bike rides with my son, but didn’t yesterday and today it’s raining. A little weight loss won’t do me any harm.

More Political Stuff

What’s Really Going On?

Democrat politicians and their useful voter enablers generally want U.S. citizens to become dependent subjects and imagine that whatever they do in elected or appointed office is so important, it’s almost criminal to impede – by improving economic conditions, by allowing a partial government shutdown, by reducing the size or reach of government agencies, by adjudicating limits to government power – that any means are warranted to eliminate the threat to their collective agenda.

Mainstream media, in the U.S., tends to serve the purposes and advance the agenda of the Democratic party.  The bias is clear to any intellectually honest observer.

Regarding the current Chinese or Wuhan Covid-19 virus contagion, the Democrats are thrilled at the deleterious effect it is having on the economic health of the United States of America.  Typically, Democrats feel empowered when the economy is in the toilet – it allows them to enroll more citizens in programs that relegate them to status dependent upon government largesse.  And people who quickly become used to and dependent upon that taxpayer funded largesse typically vote for anyone who promises to continue providing and/or to expand same.  So, they’re loving this.

In addition to the foregoing, the manner in which the Chinese Coronavirus has applied the brakes to commerce appears to have poked a stick in the spokes to the economic upturn that has been one of President Donald Trumps extra-congressional accomplishments during his tenure in office.  Democrats love this.

Democrat fellow travelers in places like the World Health Organization appear to have provided misinformation (r/t lethality) and to have ignored early warnings r/t the Chinese coronavirus (provided by Taiwan).  World Health Organization staff may simply be incompetent or may have ideological reasons for behaviors like ignoring information provided by a source out of favor with a large geopolitical player like China.  Who knows which or whether?

Two Things at Once

During the WWII, the United States of America was able to wage war on multiple fronts, obtain mastery in all theaters of operation.  As a nation, we were able to do more than “two things at once.”  The presidential administration of Barrack Obama appeared intent upon diminishing the United States’ ability to function independently of other nations or conglomerations of nations (I regret the unintentional rhyming) in all spheres of endeavor.  That said, the people of the United States are in general not the diminished beings Obama and his handlers had re-imagined us as – serving an all-you-can-eat buffet-for-the-world host nation to the parasitic ambitions and needs of other nations and people groups around the world.

We can function economically and fight the spread of a disease at the same time.  The shutdowns and shelter-in-place orders will expire and, even while they are ‘active,’ we will continue to work and function in ways that make sense, that do not equal passive acquiescence to the statist, collectivist dreams of Democrat politicians.