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2000 Y2K

2001 Anthrax

2002 West Nile Virus

2003 SARS

2005 Bird Flu

2006 Ecoli

2008 GFC

2009 swine flu

2012 MERS

2014 Ebola

2016 Zika

2019 The Rona

The words in the header were from Franklin Delano Roosevelt in his 1933 Inaugural address as the 32nd POTUS as his inspirational call to end the plunge into the “Great Depression”.

My Dad who was no mug told me about how such a calamitous event came about and one of the main drivers was the ending of spending by people who in many cases withdrew their savings from banks and put it under the mattress.

The current manipulative mob occupying the treasury benches of Parliament have latched onto fear as a significant weapon in subjugating and controlling the public but far too many do not see what is being perpetrated on them.

Yes a destructive disease of the Lungs such as The Rona would quickly end my days as I have onset COPD and use inhalers regularly, however I have little trouble minimising my contact with the world at large apart from regular Medical events, the Pharmacy once every three months, a weekly shop for food and occasional other retail contacts and those conducted with minimal exposure risks are a best practice.

I have little prospect of major crowd events anymore as the Interwebby and the TV provide me with more than enough exposure to the increasingly idiotic clamour for entertainment so the myriad of other risks to my health and well being are far more of a threat than the latest virus that has adopted the opportunity for rapid social transmission with alacrity. Sunlight, drying, cleanliness, distancing, a good diet and positive outlook will suffice as my protections and when they are not enough things will be reassessed.

Yes I am double inoculated but now very wary with information increasingly suggesting it is not going to last as a protection, so I am firmly of the opinion that the latest variant from South Africa may be the next step in the natural disappearance of The Rona as all the previous threats have ended within two/three years of their destructive existence by weakening and natural resistance increasing.

“Fear”, not in my response mechanisms, concerns, yes, being proactive also yes but there are a random list of things out there waiting for me what is fear going to achieve, possibly only generate some affliction that is already well documented as exacerbated by anxiety.

This phenomenon will endure so long as the voters permit it and until someone with the cojones and charisma can bring the people to their senses, current thinking sees that still some way off.

Written by Gravedodger

December 3, 2021 at 6:57 am

Posted in New Zealand

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  1. Thinking Luxon for that…


    December 3, 2021 at 6:33 pm

  2. I thought that was a Dune quote. Then I searched it and it gets attributed to Montaigne. Then I searched “fear” in the KJV and got 400 hits. Bingo. Fear not.

    Sun and time will cure this.


    December 3, 2021 at 6:41 pm

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