Wednesday, March 30, 2022

You Did Stupid Things - by Karl Denninger

 I used to read the paper, when it was actually a paper, end-to-end most days, with some skipping of the classified sections that had no interest to me.

One of the sections that always got my interest, however, was the obituaries.  Not because I was particularly morbid in my younger years, but there was sometimes a "surprise" when someone who you really didn't like -- or did -- had their turn with either the white puffy clouds or the Man in the Red Suit, and thus you were either a bit sad or had a moment of cheering.  Ding dong and all that, you know.

Having read them for a long time it wasn't uncommon to see young people show up, but it was almost always due to something really stupid or just horrible luck.  Car and motorcycle crashes were the prime causes of early demise in young people, followed by suicide and, once in a while, an OD.  Where I lived the ODs were rare since the drug of choice was weed and its really hard to kill yourself with that; I'm sure in an inner city they were a lot more common.

I will say this with utter certainty: I've never seen an obituary page with this sort of toll among young people and given the absence of older people, who die all the time of old age, of course, the magnitude of this wave of death is quite clear.

We all know good and ******n well why these younger people died.  "Died suddenly", absent a car crash (which would be listed) or OD (which is sometimes not since an obit is typically not intended to shame anyone) doesn't happen in young people on a statistical basis.  Yes, young people do die -- they get cancer, they die of belief they are Superman (especially common in young males) and they also, in certain demographics, have a habit of getting shot, stabbed and similar -- none of which is "died suddenly".

If you want a calibration on exactly how ridiculous this pattern of death is you can have it quite-easily.  You see, there are a few people who were young and killed the usual ways young people die.  A couple of motorcycle accidents.  Childhood cancer and another caused by asbestos.  Misfortune in the backcountry.  A man convicted of a crime who killed himself before sentencing.  And a Covid-19 death, an illness that got the better of the person.  

But what of the rest?

You know damn well why those people are dead and death on this scale among young people has never been seen before.

You let this happen, America.

You haven't done one damn thing to the Mayors, Governors, CEOs, "Health Departments", so-called "Public Health" organizations such as Vanderbilt and Johns Hopkins, colleges and others who mandated these jabs, expelling and firing those who refused.

I made clear that my expectation was that while there would be a big spike in the immediate fatality rate -- and there was -- it wouldn't be over after that.

And it both wasn't -- and isn't.

You did this America.

You let them do it.

And you still are.

Take a bow.

Your child, spouse, significant other, loved one -- or you -- may well be next and having done the stupid thing there's not a damn thing you can do now to stop it; that option expired when you let the original acts take place without putting a stop to it as soon as the signals on safety showed up -- which, I remind you, we knew about and I wrote about before the mass campaign began and thus every bit of this was completely avoidable.