Old Narratives Fade To Dark

Occasionally what happens in the world of political narratives is an old narrative gives up the ghost. That is what happened this week with at least two of them.

But narratives are popular and valued today in the press and media. They take on a life larger than their own. A collective of narratives can be valued even more. But those in prominent places don’t like them to go away easily. No, it takes a lot to boot a narrative, once firmly established, to the curb. Think of all the effort spent in creating them to begin with.

1) Suddenly Joe Biden abruptly shifts to call for a second intelligence look at the origin of COVID and, more  importantly, unpopular theories which recently “gained credibility”.(WaPo) That’s because major media has begun talking about a once taboo possibility of a lab leak in Wuhan China.

So Joey decides to redouble intelligence efforts on examining the cause scenarios. Order a 90-day review to report back the findings. Then decide.

2) The second is the old narrative of “Biden the moderate.” Anyone who still believes that one must have been sprinkled with magic dust. But it was the standard go to description. Joe has never been a moderate. So you have to ask which one is not true, Joe being a progressive(radical) or his near 50 years of Senate record? Actually, the latter record was the lie that he is some moderate deal-maker. That was all created en route to get where he is.

You think if he started off like Bernie he could have gotten here? He had to lie to get people to believe he was something he wasn’t in the first place. Create a fictional profile in order to run for president. It is much easier to believe that than believe he went full-blown progressive now, under pressure.

Now the fictional narrative of Biden crumbles to reveal he is and always was a radical progressive. He didn’t need nudging from Bernie or anyone. Could we think he would do all this stuff trying to create a great progressive “legacy” if he was not a progressive? But old narratives do not like to go away easily, and only if they must. This storybook about Joe simply outlived its usefulness. And anyone who thought or believed otherwise was not paying attention to Biden. (but then who would?)

There we have two vaulted narratives that fell flat on their faces recently And it is why media’s credibility is in the toilet. I only wish people would stop accepting these phony narratives before they become so big, then are weoponized. They might not be so dangerous then.

But for people who believed Joe was some roll-up-your-sleeves moderate, get help. Its over, Joey’s cover is blown to bits. There must have been lots of people who believed that in the election. And he never got the 80 million votes they say he did either. Maybe that narrative will finally crumble in the future, too? But they do hate to give up a good narrative, don’t they?

As to the evolving COVID cause cave-hanger:

Now even this bait and switch “second look-see” is only another narrative in the making. Custom made for twitching ears. A 90-day timetable would give China time to figure out and arrange gratuity to Biden Inc. He might as well send a telegraph request for money. “Dear, Beijing, thinking of you a lot lately.”

So create a narrative that we are seriously looking at the Wuhan lab cause. Have people think he is doing a great service, by committing yet another disservice to the country. Way to go, Joe. This doesn’t mean they admit the  truth about the lab leak cause, just that the original narrative is rendered dysfunctional.

The moral of that story is if you thought Joe sold out America before, then get ready for phase two. It is shaping up to be a doozey.  

But the old narratives never go away completely they just lose cred and fade.

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2021

Good Fellow Democrats

Remember the old movie Goodfellas? That film could paint a nice picture of the modern Democrat Party. The Cosa Nostra continues. (Our thing)

Negotiations continue over the COVID aid package. Democrat Nancy Pelosi still wants bailouts for big blue states. No dice. Americans don’t want to pay for failures.

But that isn’t the only problem with Democrats. Mitch wanted liability protection for small businesses. Dems don’t want that. So allow me to translate that into English.

We know what COVID restrictions are doing to small business. Mitch wanted to at least take the burden of lawsuits off of them. Prevent a tsunami of law suits by trial lawyers.

Here is the deal: All the damage small businesses already suffered under COVID and shutdown policies is bad enough – much of it from Democrat governors and mayors.

Then, Dems want to leave the gates wide open for hoards of trial lawyers to come in to finish them off. If they were lucky enough to survive months of pandemic losses, they will be no match for the litigation jihad to take them down in the aftermath.

But, according to a Pew article, even if businesses get some immunity, there will still be nuisance lawsuits filed. Litigation cost could stagger small businesses to fend them off.

What kind of sick expectations can any small business have? Face a tsunami of lawsuits by Democrat trial lawyers or suffer slower, thousand pinpricks of frivolous suits to shake you down, or take your business from under your feet. Some choice.

Remember liability protection would not grant complete mmunity, just set a higher bar. Dems’ pack of trial lawyers await. What protections do businesses have?

It appears protections are not in the package; so open season for now. Goodfellas indeed.

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2020

Corona Cuomo’s Mother’s Day Surprise

Almost as if NY Governor Cuomo was rubbing salt in the wounds of his record, he announced new nursing home orders on Mother’s Day.

By now everyone is familiar with the nursing home disaster in NY. What happened is apparently under investigation now via the NY Attorney General. But an independent investigation really is needed.

(Newsday)“ALBANY — The State Senate’s Republican conference on Wednesday called for an independent investigation of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s directive in March that told nursing homes they could not deny patients admission solely based on a confirmed or suspected diagnosis of COVID-19.”

We’ve heard the blame of Cuomo, who gives daily briefings on his handling of the Coronavirus pandemic. Until recently, he and his people had ignored and deflected questions about his nursing home policies, actions and the consequences.

Also see NBC News report on the nursing home order: “Coronavirus spreads in a New York nursing home forced to take recovering patients

But on March 25th, the Governor had issued an order to nursing homes saying basically they had no right or grounds for refusing COVID patients. They had to accept them.

That sealed the legal chain from hospitals to the nursing homes. They could offload their patients to nursing homes, which had to take them. It pretty much became hospitals’ overflow. The details really were morbid.

According to an April Business Insider article:

“When a New York City nursing home was forced to admit coronavirus patients late last month, public health officials also gave them a box of body bags, in a concerning incident reported by the New York Post on Thursday.

An executive at the unnamed Queens nursing home says that the facility was coronavirus-free until Gov. Andrew Cuomo forced facilities in the state to accept coronavirus patients on March 25.

Following the order, the nursing home took in two residents who had been recently discharged from local hospitals after COVID-19 infections, and were stable.

When they took in these patients, officials sent them a box of personal protection equipment for the staff designated to treat these residents, and in the same box was a supply of body bags, the executive said.”

“My colleague noticed that one of the boxes was extremely heavy. Curious as to what could possibly be making that particular box so much heavier than the rest, he opened it,” the executive told the Post. “The first two coronavirus patients were accompanied by five body bags.”

This nursing home went on to see 30 people die of the coronavirus in the following weeks. And every week they get five more body bags.

“Cuomo has blood on his hands. He really does. There’s no way to sugarcoat this,” the executive added. “Why in the world would you be sending coronavirus patients to a nursing home, where the most vulnerable population to this disease resides?” (More)

Now, in the aftermath of the horrible reports and deaths, Cuomo issued a brand new order that hospitals cannot send a COVID positive patient to a nursing home. Read that again. So a positive patient must only be sent to a COVID facility. Optionally, the hospital could hold patients until they are negative. (Old order removed) Why did he wait this long?

Cuomo faces backlash for what he originally did and failure only until now to change the order. He simply puts the blame on nursing homes in the first place for failing to be prepared to handle those COVID patients. Except it was his March order to blame.

But they had no choice before. They had no right of refusal of COVID patients. He made sure of that in his March order. So Cuomo imported Coronavirus into nursing homes.

California initiated a similar policy but then revised it on April 1st. Meanwhile, for weeks Cuomo has been dancing around any questions about his morbid COVID policy, before finally making a new policy on Sunday. People have said he has blood on his hands.

He certainly does. But while he announced this policy reversal, he did it on Mother’s Day complete with a backdrop of a video chat featuring his own mother.

In his briefings, he previously mentioned her many times. Then he gave “mom” a special Mother’s Day spot by making her the First Prop of NY, as he rolled out a new order for nursing homes. Nice cover using Mother’s Day to soften the blow to himself.

He created a nightmare and appears to be squirming while trying to fix it.

Happy Mother’s Day! …. Nice personal touch!

Right Ring | Bullright

Politics Of A Pandemic

Some people refuse to believe this pandemic is anything more than a flu hoax, oversold and over-hyped. The reasons are assorted but they don’t seem to be changing their minds.

I made the decision early on as to whether to follow the conspiracy side or accept it as a real pandemic threat. I chose the pandemic side and haven’t questioned that decision. Maybe the same can be said for the conspiracists.

Not that I’m anti-conspiracy, I just like to choose them wisely. This one didn’t fit for me unless I missed some mountain of evidence. We have plenty of valid ones out there, as far as I’m concerned. But no matter which side, people seem dug in on what they think of it.

However, I have seen enough damage now. There is a list of things affected by the Asian Contagion, China virus. No, they don’t add proof to the cause but they do say something about the severity of it. Just to mention a few things we know though the list is growing:

    • Food shortages on everyday items
    • Masks in public everywhere.
    • Economic damage
    • Small businesses get slammed with costs as it continues.
    • Job losses, or eliminations.
    • Enormous costs in deficit, continuing
    • Shortages of medical supplies
    • Regular procedures at hospitals suspended.
    • No family gatherings (a plus to some people)
    • No church
    • No schools
    • Stay at home – isolation
    • (The list goes on, evolving almost weekly.)

Now the problem is the hoax-conspiracists can just as easily say it is all further proof of the successful damage of the hoax. They can weave it right into their plot. Then they will blame the hoax itself, and its creators, for these ongoing sufferings we see and feel. They see the hoax as the cause of it all. The effects are suppose to validate the hoax theory.

I take the different approach. I just add it as more damage that this virus from China has caused. It is a mounting tally. And I see China as the cause of it all. So all the damages are collateral effects of the pandemic. You can see those effects range from medical to economic, to the seemingly unrelated normal things.

Never the less, in my mind anyway, all of it traces back to China by way of the pandemic. So you cannot buy your Chunky Soup at the grocery store because of the pandemic. I’m all for understanding temporary shortages for due reasons but these droughts seem to be dragging out for extended periods, making you wonder when things will be the same again?

Has this crossed the line now to the point when things migjht never be the same, at least for some time to come? I didn’t think so at first but now I am not so sure. Maybe this has pushed these negatives so far that it cannot return to normal? Again, for that I hold China responsible for it all.

Even the mask wearing, which sort of irritates me, seems more a part of the foreseeable future than I hoped. Are we living in a period of unprecedented change? I do hope not because there are plenty of people who would like to take advantage of that. Far worse than even gouging and hoarding.

And those sorts of people lead me right back to the subject of this piece, politics and opportunist politicians. Sure there are others too, but they functionally follow the same formula. That is to extort the problem for all it’s worth, for personal and political gain – often the same thing. But make no mistake, it has been politicized, used and extorted.

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2020

Coronavirus Sequel

I’m just going to post the link to this article. You have to go there to read it yourself. However, it is very interesting and not stupid. The article answers the question.

A mutant coronavirus more contagious?

May 05– “Scientists have identified a new strain of the coronavirus that has become dominant worldwide and appears to be more contagious than the versions that spread in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study led by scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory.” /…Read

Chilling and disturbing.

Personifying COVID-19

If there were ever a virus that could lend itself to personification, then it would be COVID-19. Normally a virus is a virus, a disease a disease, as the plague was the plague. But in this one there seemed to be differences. I only say seemed; it might be debatable.

Maybe that is because we know more about it now and because of the public awareness of the virus itself, whatever the reason. Like hurricanes and storms can be personalized in a similar way because people feel personally threatened or affected by them. This time it is even more than that. And it seemed to grow more personal.

(pic credit: CDC.gov)

It became a personal thing to many people by also affecting them in a personal way. Their job, occupation, family, businesses were all collateral damages. Even religious practices and schools were not immune. Their way of life was in its path. The economy was threatened.

It supposedly attacked, because all the information has shifted since it first appeared, a certain profile of people. Those were older compromised people with co-morbidities. Almost as if it had an appetite. And it consumed victims like it had artificial intelligence. (I’m just saying)

Particularly bad was the extreme infectiousness. It was found especially contagious from people who were asymptomatic. So it could be spread to anyone, but certain people were more profoundly affected. Some were killed. Some bodies could not handle it. It seemed to screw with the immune system in ways we couldn’t quite understand. We is the public.

Symptoms were another irregularity. At the beginning we thought the symptoms were basic and then, as time went on, we heard of other symptoms not known originally. Then we heard of things like leg cramps and sense of smell disappearing. Now we hear about strokes and blood clots in younger people. Like many things, original reports are often wrong or erroneous. This was no different. We weren’t prepared for misinformation either, but we should have been. We’re savvy people in America.

The death rate was considered high at first, maybe even approaching 2%. Of course, no matter what the death rate was, no one would want to be one in that percentile. Still, the risk was considered slight by any measure. In fact that seemed to be one of the few positives – even if you did contract it, your chances were fairly good for a benign outcome. You just had to weather the so-called storm. Many assumptions at the beginning turned out to be wrong. We should have been prepared for that too. First news is often wronng.

It also came from a communist country who would have every reason to try to deceive people about it. They were no friends in the cause. They actually were part of the cause. And they worked to interfere with our response to it. We might have expected that too.

One could make the case, if one wanted to, that it seemed as if Coronavirus had a mind of its own. Once it escaped homeland China it lived large. Sure, the Communist Chinese knew this was happening but they enabled it. They turned it loose. But then this virus seemed to have an agenda of its own to affect the entire world, as fast as it could. It showed up in places over the globe. And of course top destinations would be on it’s itinerary.

It did not affect all people the same, which frustrated us in our isolation. Some escaped death by the skin of their teeth. Others, as well as some medical professionals, were not so lucky. I also heard of young, middle-aged people taken down with none of the co-morbidities. There is no sense of equities.

I’m not so sure we should not be personalizing COVID-19. It does not have to imply it is a biologically created weapon. But it could still operate as one. It did not even need the extra help it got from China to do its damage. Not to mention the aid and assist it got from some elected politicos too busy with their axes to grind against a sitting president to recognize the danger of the slithering serpent.

No, I’m not done exploring this idea, or whatever it means. Though I do have to stop at least for now. I am convinced it is not a bad way to look at it. We recently learned the virus does not like UV or sunlight. But it does like subways. I’ll leave it there.

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2020

Obama’s Famous Byline

During Obama’s two terms, they had a catchall phrase for their critics. It was six words: “this is not who we are.” It was designed to shutdown their opposition.

Well, now we know and see exactly who they were: espionage, surveillance, spying on political opponents, politicizing all of government culminating in sedition, treason and even interfering in a presidential election. That’s who they are, the worst kind of people.

Any investigation of that corruption would have to be deep-sixed, never to be exposed to the light of the public. And there was a hell of a lot to hide.

Their first major target after Carter Page and Papadopoulos was General Flynn. They were rabid on that case because he could lead right back to Obama’s and Biden’s corruption trail. Via Flynn et al, we saw exactly what happens to the good people. We also know too well what happens to bad ones — they are still around.

It evolved, after the failed and corrupt Mueller special counsel probe, into a hoax conspiracy impeachment that was staged as part of the cover up for what the past administration did, or any investigation into it.

Yes, the 3 ½ year long coverup train planned on steaming right into and through the next election — after denying the results of the last one.

But along came, once again, a convenient pandemic named COVID-19 to isolate our fears to the immediate survival mode. It wiped everything else off the airwaves and concern list. Coronavirus was just what the doctor ordered after the failed impeachment. A chaser.

Just like a made to order diversion, Coronavirus was just the prescription to bury any investigation leading to Obama. And the economic benefit of the COVID shutdown would damage Trump. It would carry the damage they couldn’t mount.

Then, like a nightmare, Flynn came back to center stage with revelations of what the FBI schemed and plotted under Obama. Truth oozes out of the sores – one pore at a time.

So once again, “this is not who we are” is stood on its head showing exactly who they are. The collaborating dark arts of evil cannot cover up their coup forever. It leaks out.

Not to worry, though, the organ of free press was already pronounced DOA in 2016.

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World’s Worst Regime

China is now the undisputed worst regime in the world. Coronavirus only peeled away any arguments to the contrary. The world has been infected and changed by China.

On a personal note, I woke up this morning dreaming how bad things have gotten, seemingly turning everything upside down. Except it is not really a dream. What a difference 2 months have made. We also topped 50k dead in the same time.

If you want to do a simple experiment, try going to a funeral home website in one of the affected areas of the virus. You can look down a list of obituaries, which normally are filled with details about a person’s life, only to see death was related to COVID-19 – no services. It leaves a surreal knot in your throat.

How much has changed in America in a few short months? Well, the list is long from the economy to all the personal matters. Too long to list here. How big those changes are: from funerals to sporting events, schools, to shopping and having family gatherings.

Then last week the FBI Director, Chris Wray announced the major problem across the country is Coronavirus hate speech. Or people hating on the Chinese because of Covid-19. So that is a top priority for FBI to investigate? Of all the urgent priorities to take up, but he had to issue warning and guidance to all their FBI offices to be on the lookout for it.

We can compound that with the problem of getting out Coronavirus economic aid to people and small businesses. Look at the same old typical responses in Congress. Mass exodus, they went to ground but they still clung to those leftist ideological dreams over lives.

But let’s not lose sight of the forest for the trees. All this, hard as it is to remember, ties directly back to the original China cause of Coronavirus in the first place.

Then we have the whole political perspective problem. Congressman James Clyburn said that Coronavirus was a huge political opportunity. Corona Cuomo said we have to re-imagine our entire economy in reopening it. Re-imagine? Nancy Pelosi held out for weeks for her political agenda of the Left. The users and abusers surround us while we fight off a pandemic. Their rationalizations are absurd, yet we must fight the pandemic disease too. Note to Cuomo, there was nothing wrong with the economy pre-COVID-19.

AOC announced that when the economy does reopen, workers should all boycott it by refusing to go back to work in some sick act of political solidarity. How’s that help?

But in the end, we must remember and never forget the actual cause of this Panditrosity was entirely set off by China. The rest and even the political atrocity are all still symptoms of that whole. Do not lose sight of the origin of this pandemic, regardless of what Dir. Wray says. It was not caused by hate or the economy either. It was the other way around.

Andrew Cuomo said in a daily briefing that the new boutique industry in the US is now mask art. With that he smiles. Have we become a mask-wearing people?

So we have succumbed to wearing masks as a last resort to protect ourselves and others. For years we have seen this strange phenomena in Asian countries of wearing masks in public. We always assumed we don’t wear masks here in public. Well, now for ourselves and because of government guidelines, we are wearing masks. What a change.

Let’s hope the mask fad is temporary. But mask art?

Still that barely touches the surface on all the strange new things brought on by this. I will leave you with one extra thought. We may never know what would have been, we can only guess, but the year 2020 was shaping up to be something else entirely. COVID intervened. Whatever that was would have been better than a pandemic. We will never know. And there would have been 50 thousand more people alive to witness it. Thanks China!

Right Ring | Bullright

Chinese Political Theater

Bad enough what China dropped on the rest of the world, but it continues in subterfuge about what happened. Press aren’t much better either reporting Beijing talking points.

China stood by while they exported the pandemic to the rest of the world. They complained about any resistance to their spreading it. And sure, it was seeded in America sooner than people are saying. The same with Italy.

It was as if it was their mission to spread it as far and wide, as quickly as they possibly could. Then they chose the cover up COVID-19 method.

What they unleashed on the world was as bad as anything else they’ve done for the past 25 years. This is malicious, evil behavior.

But from now until it is over, there will be a whole lot to grieve over. And that grieving will morph into putting blame where it belongs – not on fictional, political talking points. China has given us another big reason to detest what they do. None of it will ever be forgotten.

China, you brought this all on yourself. The Chinese COVID coverup.

Right Ring | Bullright

Creatures Of Crisis


It has become clear that we are not just fighting a war against a biological pandemic threatening the lives of Americans; we are engaged in a war with leftist orthodoxy that endangers the country we are trying to save.

We are fighting for survival as much from both sinister entities. Democrats have attached their leftist agenda to the Coronavirus pandemic like a host, and we have to defeat them both for the survival of this republic.

These are no longer, as Thomas Paine put it, times that try men’s souls. These are the times that rip men’s souls from their roots to advance an ideological warfare.

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Ticking Virus Problem

In the last few weeks, we watched as self-isolation became a thing, the stock market sank to a bear market, stores and businesses shut down, streets were emptied. All of which were based on a pandemic from China killing people and wrecking the economy.

Now media runs to remote microphones to sensationalize every symptom created by it and to forecast gloom and doom jobless claims and recession. The good old fear-mongering left has lots of ammunition. From bailouts to healthcare, to hoarding on main street.

But what would you expect? You shut down most of the economy and there will be problems. I compare it to turning off a light switch and then complaining it is dark.

We cannot compare it to a regular recession or typical unemployment woes. Yet the media is all over it as if they were one and the same. They are trying hard to fit this crisis into that same box. Statistics cry for context.

Never mind that when you turn the light switch back on it will not be darkness anymore. The problem with the left and this crisis is that they cannot plug in their usual talking points and factoids to color the situation. But that doesn’t stop them from trying. When you turn off part of the economy, there are consequences. We know that.

Beneath it all it is still a biological problem. You know how liberals deal with biological problems; they abort them.

But this one needs to run its course and be defeated, not celebrated as a political weapon to attack Trump. Think of the consequences avoided by taking the actions we did.

Even the root problem in all this is not really COVID –19, it is Democrats still grieving over their loss in 2016. And the cure to that problem is to defeat them again. It must be done for survival sake.

Right Ring | Bullright

Corona Calling, hold please

There is a story here, I promise you. We all know it, but for now that story will have to remain untold. It is as stealthy and fluid as the Coronavirus.

Instead of that story, we have buzzwords bouncing off the airwaves. That is never a great scenario. And the endless list of buzzwords are things like:

  • Coronavirus or COVID-19
  • China
  • Liquidity
  • Equity
  • Fake news
  • Isolation
  • Masks N95
  • Quarantine
  • Stock buybacks
  • Shortage
  • Testing
  • Vaccine
  • Ventilators
  • Zoom

Try the number: 56.8 million people are employed in small businesses. 9.6 million people are self-employed . Who’s looking out for them?

Right now the Senate rushes to try to assemble a huge aid package, whether you want to call it stimulus or whatever. It fails at both the start and finish lines to carry the votes.

Nancy Pelosi’s reply to the bill was I will write a package myself. Well, the Speaker and leader of the great impeachment now wants to write their own economic proposal. Does anyone see anything wrong with that?

All politics but excuse me; this was not about politics. None of it was or is.
Buzzwords or politics as usual are no solution to the China Coronavirus.

Save us from the Pelosivirus. Meanwhile, the MSM has a pandemic of its own.

Right Ring | Bullright

Scuttle Coronavirus & Passing Gas

I could have written a longer piece explaining my thoughts about Coronavirus but honestly, who really cares? In fact, no one cares what media says about COVID-19 either. And you can’t blame them.

But there are two emerging problems: a biological problem and the economical one; the former caused the latter. Yet there is still a confidence crisis as well.

So what is there left to say? Everyone knows the story.

But there is something to say about young people carelessly worshiping the sun on crowded beaches as the rest of us hunker down.

We went from talking about socialism at the beginning of the year to taking about social distancing in 6 weeks. The only thing the left cared about on their radar was impeaching Trump – and politics in general.

So is it any surprise that they and their media comrades would play politics with a deadly virus? If even that could not break their psychosis of hating Trump, then it tells you all you need to know about the political left. They have no shame or conscience.

Now I see the glaring similarity between the sunbathing beach-combers and the media. The eat, drink and be merry youth don’t care. (middle finger on a T-shirt) The media reveals the only thing they are capable of is shameless gotcha politics, in reality denial.

But both have forgotten, or plain don’t give a flying shit, that the rest of the country is making countless sacrifices to help save others and stop a pandemic.

Why should we take either of them seriously anymore?

Meanwhile, the minute Trump doesn’t take the pandemic seriously, even for a second, it is treasonous. That is headline material.

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Taking the RP plunge on COVID-19

In the spirit of public awareness and information I post this entire article. The reader will have to make of it what they will. (*emphasis mine)

The Coronavirus Hoax


Written by Ron Paul

Governments love crises because when the people are fearful they are more willing to give up freedoms for promises that the government will take care of them. After 9/11, for example, Americans accepted the near-total destruction of their civil liberties in the PATRIOT Act’s hollow promises of security.

It is ironic to see the same Democrats who tried to impeach President Trump last month for abuse of power demanding that the Administration grab more power and authority in the name of fighting a virus that thus far has killed less than 100 Americans.

Declaring a pandemic emergency on Friday, President Trump now claims the power to quarantine individuals suspected of being infected by the virus and, as Politico writes, “stop and seize any plane, train or automobile to stymie the spread of contagious disease.” He can even call out the military to cordon off a US city or state.

State and local authoritarians love panic as well. The mayor of Champaign, Illinois, signed an executive order declaring the power to ban the sale of guns and alcohol and cut off gas, water, or electricity to any citizen. The governor of Ohio just essentially closed his entire state.

The chief fearmonger of the Trump Administration is without a doubt Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health. Fauci is all over the media, serving up outright falsehoods to stir up even more panic. He testified to Congress that the death rate for the coronavirus is ten times that of the seasonal flu, a claim without any scientific basis.

On Face the Nation, Fauci did his best to further damage an already tanking economy by stating, “Right now, personally, myself, I wouldn’t go to a restaurant.” He has pushed for closing the entire country down for 14 days.

Over what? A virus that has thus far killed just over 5,000 worldwide and less than 100 in the United States? By contrast, tuberculosis, an old disease not much discussed these days, killed nearly 1.6 million people in 2017. Where’s the panic over this?

If anything, what people like Fauci and the other fearmongers are demanding will likely make the disease worse. The martial law they dream about will leave people hunkered down inside their homes instead of going outdoors or to the beach where the sunshine and fresh air would help boost immunity. The panic produced by these fearmongers is likely helping spread the disease, as massive crowds rush into Walmart and Costco for that last roll of toilet paper.

The madness over the coronavirus is not limited to politicians and the medical community. The head of the neoconservative Atlantic Council wrote an editorial this week urging NATO to pass an Article 5 declaration of war against the COVID-19 virus! Are they going to send in tanks and drones to wipe out these microscopic enemies?

People should ask themselves whether this coronavirus “pandemic” could be a big hoax, with the actual danger of the disease massively exaggerated by those who seek to profit – financially or politically – from the ensuing panic.

That is not to say the disease is harmless. Without question people will die from coronavirus. Those in vulnerable categories should take precautions to limit their risk of exposure. But we have seen this movie before. Government over-hypes a threat as an excuse to grab more of our freedoms. When the “threat” is over, however, they never give us our freedoms back.

Author – Ron Paul — ronpaulinstitute.org