A Country of Complainers

The virus didn’t leave when we told it to, now what do we do, riot in the streets?

As the lockdown continues, many people are going out of control, getting drunk, fighting with family members, angrily confronting medical workers, etc. Videos show doctors and others blaming these behaviors on the lockdown, in order to justify calling for it to be lifted.

I’m Number One!

What they’re really saying is that, because people aren’t self-disciplined and strong enough to control themselves and their behavior, we should put the rest of the public at risk. These self-centered people simply never developed the skills necessary to function under duress, when difficult conditions demand restrictions on freedom of movement to protect the… society as a whole.

But, as I said on March 8, “we’re not a homogeneous, unified culture, society, haven’t gone through numerous, lengthy difficulties together” and with  instant gratification being one of our highest “values” things can quickly fall apart, despite our often repeated “We’re number one!” slogan. In fact, the battle cry now is more like…”I’m number one!”

So, because the virus didn’t leave when we told it to, some people are willing to abandon all reason, their safety and that of others, and possibly die, rather than be…inconvenienced.

Stop Complaining, Your Opponent Is Never Wrong

There’s an old martial arts saying, “your opponent is never wrong”, meaning that we don’t complain about what they throw at, or how they attack us, we just deal with it. Sometimes, when faced with a stronger opponent, we must be able to redirect, or yield to, incoming pressure in ways that help us to defend ourselves. That kind of attitude, response and adaptive behavior takes self-discipline.

But now we’re seeing what happens when people prioritize spending endless hours entertaining themselves into oblivion, with online games, gambling, celebrity worship, sports and pornography, hypnotically focused on their digital devices, and never having developed the necessary skills to function as real, self-responsible human beings, and not just insatiable, consumers and addicted game players.

When the electricity’s off, or the computer’s down, many people don’t know…who  they  are.

Impulsiveness over Intelligence

What many of the anti-lockdown protestors don’t realize is that, instead of being “great patriots fighting for their rights”, they’re really behaving like spineless wimps, who fall apart, break down, freak out and whine like petulant children because they’re not getting their way. Some, who take to the streets to protest this “imaginary” illness, have come down with it themselves; paying the price for impulsiveness over intelligence.

It also isn’t uncommon that some people, spurred on by rabble rousers, resort to thuggery and violence in the name of revolution. History shows that those who do are rarely reasonable, don’t have better solutions and often only bring chaos and anarchy. It takes more courage to deal with one’s own weaknesses than to pick up a rifle and hide behind a bandana while you threaten people.

Having never had our country relentlessly attacked, the challenges the lockdown brings to us, though harsh, are still minor, compared to the real restrictions, death and destruction many peoples in the world have experienced, as a result of being bombed, terrorized and killed by America’s various wars and invasions, etc. In that light, our lockdown is merely a slight “inconvenience”.

Don’t Forget the Conspiracy

As if complaining about the lockdown isn’t enough, some people believe that Bill Gates, the evil elite, Deep State, etc., have conspired to create this pandemic to enslave and take away everyone’s civil rights, to diabolically control them, etc. While that may or may not be true, where is the wisdom in running into the streets, gathering in crowds, getting sick and/or dying, if you want to help defeat all of these perceived enemies?

On a recent weekend, over 10,000 people in California, and many others in different cities and states, defied the lockdown to go to beaches, party, protest, etc.

what resistance?

This tendency to give into hedonism in the midst of a deadly, worldwide disease may also be noted by the  enemies we’ve made over the past decades. Assuming that, as the prophecies foretell, we’re on a collision course with Russia and China, how might their military leaders view the masses of Americans who seek pleasure and escapism above all else, no matter the mortal threat to their lives?

How stiff a resistance would they expect from a people who live vicariously, through their favorite sports and movie heroes, but can’t handle the unforeseen challenges of real life battles, some with tiny, invisible foes…or the enemy within?

We can conjecture about many things, now that we have the time. But, considering the real, up to three month incubation period of COVID19, we may be able to draw better conclusions about how wise, or lucky, the partygoers in April were, by the time July comes around.

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18 Replies to “A Country of Complainers”

  1. Thank you Michael for your well conceived and written post. You certainly minced no words and pulled no punches. I have not read a piece, post or article, which has asserted the unvarnished truth as you have. The only other news organization that demonstrated this “take off the gloves style,” was a newspaper named the “American Free Press,” whose perspective was boiler-plate conservative.

    Your words bring to mind some of my father’s, when he stated back in the 60s and 70s, that this generation wanted instant gratification. He also called it the “me-me” generation. Instant coffee, instant mashed potatoes, minute steaks, frozen vegetables and meats, were just a few items that conveyed my generation’s impatience. My father was a child of the “Great Depression” and he knew the value of a dollar and developed patience and gratitude. He also served in WW2 with General Douglas MacAuthur, in Luzon, in the Philippines. He knew what hard times was and survived. He was old school and let his kids know what that meant. Whenever I started to whine or complain, he would say,”You better straighten up and fly right.” He had another expression when he was exasperated with me, “I’ll cloud up and rain all over you.” I usually complied or else. He didn’t like cry-babies. The only time I cried and he understood was when I accidentally slipped on my grandmother’s stairs’ wooden steps, which was pretty steep and he picked me up and comforted me. He used to tell me what his mother, my grandmother, used to tell him. “Son, in all things be a man.” I thought he was too hard on me sometimes, but he instilled in me a mindset of being tough an not to complain, unless it was absolutely necessary. It has served me well throughout my life.

    The situation which Americans find themselves in is tough. However, it’s not as tough as serving in a war. Again, much thanks Michael.

    1. Not all gun-toters are lunatics, so I guess I only resemble half of your comment. HE HE HE, pardon me Melissa, I have to find outlets for humor wherever I can these days.

      1. I think you’re right, Matt. It really boils down to how much of a risk they become in the coming weeks and months. If they can’t be trusted to act like adults and take appropriate safety precautions, lockup may have to be the end result. Their selfish and irresponsible behavior could potentially lead to many hospitalizations and deaths.

        Maybe it’s just a few of us who feel this way, but I firmly feel that when you live in a community, country, etc., you have a certain responsibility to your fellow citizens to not act like a fool when a deadly and rampantly spreading disease is on the loose. If you want all the benefits of living in a community, you have to share in all the responsibilities.

  2. The lockdown protests suggest those involved are not locked down? They may want to review their situation and then wait until after the nasty killer virus has subsided to start complaining about lockdowns they don’t have to follow, but, a basic understanding of the fatality rate is required, even by “experts”, which is sadly lacking. For those who think the public could handle a public full-ET-disclosure of Meier’s authenticity… just look at how the world is responding to just ONE of Meier’s recommendations.

    On a more positive note, recent research on ‘Gamma-Interferon’ further corroborate Billy’s info about this protein as relayed in CR 238 in 1991 (published in 2002). Gamma-Interferon – aka, “IFNγ”, “IFNG”, “IFG”, “IFI”, “IF-gamma” or “Type II interferon” – [From Wikipedia:] “…is a cytokine [Note: Small protein] that is critical for innate and adaptive immunity against viral, some bacterial and protozoal infections”.

    When was Gamma-Interferon first identified? 1965 (Dr. Earle Frederick Wheelock)
    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/6002720_Interferon-Like_Virus-Inhibitor_Induced_in_Human_Leukocytes_by_Phytohemagglutinin

    Q. What is it currently FDA-approved to treat and when was the research published?
    A. Chronic granulomatous disease, 1992.

    Q. What else could it treat (but is NOT approved for): When was the research published?
    A. Moderate to severe atopic dermatitis: 1993, 1998, 2008,
    Friedreich’s ataxia: 2015,
    Cancer immunotherapy: 2015-2017.
    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interferon_gamma#Therapeutic_use

    Q. With the above years in mind, do Meier-sceptics really think that Billy had enough info to go on in 2001/02 to publish the following?

    Book: Plejadisch-plejarische Kontaktberichte Block 6
    Published: 2002
    Publisher: Wassermannzeit
    “Ptaah:
    370. This substance GAMMA-INTERFERON must now only be isolated by the responsible specialists and separated from the corresponding products, which contain this high-quality defence substance against pathogens, in order to then process it into a corresponding medicine, which can be administered to humans.
    371. The substance GAMMA-INTERFERON is a natural product of chemical transformation, e.g. when milk is converted to YOGURT or KEFIR.
    372. So it is only necessary that the GAMMA-INTERFERON is removed from the mentioned products and converted into a drug.
    — — — — — — — — — —
    378. It is able to prevent almost any disease and to nip it in the bud, even cancer of any kind, because when taken and used in appropriate quantities, it is able to destroy even the most persistent viruses, not to mention less resistant pathogens.”
    Source: http://www.futureofmankind.co.uk/Billy_Meier/Contact_Report_238

    Q. Do Meier-sceptics really think he had enough info in 2002 to publish, “…able to prevent… even cancer of any kind…” before this was discovered?

    30 Apr, 2020
    “Researchers Develop Macrophage ‘Backpacks’ to Combat Tumors in Mice”. “Earlier this month, scientists at Purdue University developed a new therapy option that could also potentially halt tumor growth, specifically in patients with prostate cancer. Using a protein called interleukin-27, the researchers were able to reduce tumor growth and stop cancer from spreading elsewhere within the body.” “The “backpacks” are made of… cytokine interferon gamma (IFNγ)”.
    Source: https://www.biospace.com/article/researchers-develop-macrophage-backpacks-to-combat-tumors-in-mice/
    Research: https://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2020/Q2/cancer-scientists-at-purdue-aim-to-use-protein-power-to-stop-tumor-growth,-repair-damaged-bone,-tissue.html

    Q. Do Meier-sceptics really think Billy had enough info to go on in 2002 to guess that Gamma-Interferon could “…destroy even the most persistent viruses” including the, at that time, unheard of Covid-19, as relayed in the following studies?

    20 Apr, 2020
    “…anti-COVID therapy can bring hope” “The treatment technique simply involves stimulating the immune responses in the early stages of COVID-19. They have made a concoction of cytokines – IF-gamma, along with cytokines which are released by our immune system against the virus attack and have been known to be effective against COVID-19 too. Unfortunately, patients infected with corona virus are unable to produce them. The researchers have activated T cells from healthy donors, in a cGMP facility at iCrest – HCG hospital with an enriched cocktail of cytokines rich in Interferons (IFN). According to these researchers, interferon is a treatment for this type of viral infection, and they believe using this immune-modular can save many lives.”
    Source: https://www.expresshealthcare.in/covid19-updates/how-hcgs-cytokine-mediated-anti-covid-therapy-can-bring-hope/418968/

    5 May, 2020
    “Recently recovered Covid-19 patients produce virus-specific antibodies.” “Compared to healthy controls, five newly discharged patients had higher concentrations of T cells that secrete interferon gamma (IFN?) — a signaling molecule that plays a critical role in immunity — in response to the SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid protein, they said.”
    Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/75548768.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

    5 May, 2020
    “Our results suggest that S-RBD is a promising target for SARS-CoV-2 vaccines,” (“IFN-γ-secreting S-RBD-specific T cells”)”
    Source: https://www.scienceboard.net/index.aspx?sec=sup&sub=cell&pag=dis&ItemID=719

    Q. Are Meier-sceptics serious?
    A. No.

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