The Cost of a Lysenko Bureaucracy

 

How long does it take to Flatten The Curve? About two weeks right? That’s what the esteemed Doctor Anthony Fauci implied in March 2020 to President Trump, that’s all it would require. In the never-ending lockdown era, we finally learned that flattening the curve is like asking ‘How long is a piece of string?’

Since early 2020, we’ve seen how flattening the curve was an excuse. The result is now apparent, and it can be counted by the number of ruined livelihoods, squashed by flimsy policies that were altered carte blanche with scant justification. That justification was ‘Science, trust the science’.

Fauci and his ilk sold us on trust, their version of trust. That trust was accepting only their version of science. It was implied, the only way we plebs would survive COVID-19 was by listening to only them.

Eventually, those two weeks became a month, then a year, then we stopped counting. Anyone that dared wise up and questioned that settled science, soon discovered that Lysenkoism had just made a massive comeback.

Trofim Lysenko showed us best what happens when you compromise science to further a preferred political ideology. It’s the public that pays the cost in the form of casualties. It continues that way until enough people come to their senses, and can longer take it seriously. That’s because Lysenkoism can never hide its true motivations, nor be completely secret forever.

When certain towns and cities canceled Independence Day events in 2020, it was justified because it was about stopping the spread of COVID. That logic was backed up by the typical suspects: The mainstream media elite, the mega-swampbackers, and big-tech who gladly enforced it. We were told how church gatherings would “kill grandma”, yet mass protesting police methods, and Pride Celebrations seemed surprisingly immune from COVID spreading concerns.

Take the example of the initial Lockdown, which was presented as an effective method of reducing the spread of COVID-19. When Non-Lockdown to Lockdown data eventually revealed ‘no curve flattening effect’ overall, it should have been enough to prove, lockdowns were a farce.

‘Flattening the Curve’ has merged itself with the political opportunist arena of “Never Letting a Good Crisis go to Waste”. Take the recent COVID-excuse from the Biden Administration, who proposed now stopping the spread of misinformation via regular cellular services. Civil liberties concerns anyone? They’re still no match to the playing the COVID Card from those ‘scheming the loudest’ (sic).

So why bring up the obvious? This article is no different than what others have said before. That’s true. Yet for all of us. It’s personal.

In November of 2019, my wife and I welcomed our first child. His misfortune was being born into a world that embraced the lockdown system.

In late 2020, he reached an age when he became aware of his surroundings. You could tell by the way he looked out the front window, how he stared at children his age walking by. He just wanted to give in to his instincts, and interact with his peers.

One day, my son noticed our neighbor’s son, who’s around his same age, playing in his front yard with his mother. My son became excited, so he started banging on the window, trying to draw their attention. Eventually, his persistence paid off. So my neighbor brought her son over and held him up to our front window. It was an impromptu visitation of sorts, COVID-19 style.

It was the closest he had ever been to someone outside of family since lockdown started. Like any new parent would, I took a picture of the encounter. Afterward, while looking at the photo, I was struck by the tragedy of it. It showed me how quickly our freedoms, the types children would normally undertake, had been stolen from him. How powerless we all were to restore them.

Almost a year later looking at this photo, I can almost answer why I couldn’t. I attributed it to the failures of ‘The Trusted Class’. They were the authors, and reinforcers of Lockdowns.

It is this Trusted Class that chose to insert the dogma of their own political beliefs into their vocations. Who saw no conflict with sacrificing the integrity of their field, to further an agenda. They still see themselves as blameless, and still be trusted. Their most successful trait was their salesmanship. They sold us fear as fact, and the real casualty of all this is still our own logic.

Why are we still buying it? If our logic doesn’t come back soon, the coattail riders of science will never cease at this rate. We need to stop fooling ourselves, they have highjacked science for political gain, and they’re not finished yet.

That’s why Fauci and the likes are our generation’s Trofim Lysenko. How long will it be before we all realize that?

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  1. RushBabe49 Thatcher
    RushBabe49
    @RushBabe49

    Until the Media are brought down.  Politicians and Health Nazis are nothing without the Media.

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  2. The Scarecrow Thatcher
    The Scarecrow
    @TheScarecrow

    All that you are saying about the lockdowns was known or could be predicted back in April 2020. We were all shouting it from the rooftops. And in the end we were all right (which was no surprise).

    This should be rubbed in the noses of every politician and media member who supported the lockdowns – they could and should have known better. if they didn’t then they are either too stupid – or too venal – to be in their jobs. They should be notified of this whenever they open their yaps about anything today. “I see you were supportive of the lockdowns. I don’t believe anything you have to say now now on any subject. You have sold your credibility for a bowl of pottage; hope it was worth it. We will get along now without your contribution.”

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  3. Barry Jones Thatcher
    Barry Jones
    @BarryJones

    This really brought tears to my eyes…what evil has been done to our children? And all in the name of made up “science” by ill informed control freaks…

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  4. Old Bathos Moderator
    Old Bathos
    @OldBathos

    Lockdowns accomplished nothing at great cost.  The existing science predicted that.

    Mask mandates accomplished nothing. Anywhere.  We knew that any benefit would be marginal at best.

    Closing schools was contrary to the express guidance of the nation’s pediatrics groups and to an abundance of data.

    And perhaps most frustrating of all was the “experts'” refusal to see COVID’s obvious regional and seasonal patterns (this not new to respiratory epidemics.  see, On the epidemiology of influenza  ) and instead, they tried to find evidence of interventions working to control the spread or noncompliance causing a rise.  The head of the CDC talking about “doom” when the case curve was predictably dropping.  Minnesota’s COVID top expert predicting 10-14 weeks of hell two or three days after the case curve in that state (and region) was already dropping.

    In July 7 testimony Dr. Fauci claimed that the drop in new COVID cases in NY by May was thanks to obeying the CDC when in fact the entire NE US had the same pattern–a curve identical to Sweden and Italy.  COVID rose and fell in spite of anything done or not done.  The interventions did not work AND there were no superspreader events.  Adjacent jurisdictions with radically different policies had identical outcomes. COVID’s gonna COVID like every other damn respiratory virus.  Fauci should have been charged with lying to the Senate or compelled to admit to gross incompetence. His choice.

    Idiots whose research apparently consisted of reading each other’s articles and tweets presumed to lecture us all about The Science.

    The dumbing down of America was always something to be feared.  I just never thought it would start at the top. 

     

     

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  5. Doctor Robert Member
    Doctor Robert
    @DoctorRobert

    Craig, I’m puzzled. Your toddler has no risk from this disease. Why not just trot out into the front yard and play with the neighboring kid?

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  6. Craig Member
    Craig
    @Craig

    Doctor Robert (View Comment):

    Craig, I’m puzzled. Your toddler has no risk from this disease. Why not just trot out into the front yard and play with the neighboring kid?

    This was taken at the height of COVID paranoia. Shame on us. He does a lot of trotting now.  

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  7. Mark Camp Member
    Mark Camp
    @MarkCamp

    Craig: How long does it take to Flattering The Curb?

    Craig,

    I do not understand what the term “Flattering the Curb” means. Please explain?

    Thanks.

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  8. Craig Member
    Craig
    @Craig

    Mark Camp (View Comment):

    Craig: How long does it take to Flattering The Curb?

    Craig,

    I do not understand what the term “Flattering the Curb” means. Please explain?

    Thanks.

    That’s a typo now fixed

    • #8
  9. Annefy Member
    Annefy
    @Annefy

    My daughter has two little girls just 16 months apart; I’m not sure anyone would have survived the height of COVID paranoia had those two not had each other. There wasn’t a child to be found – libraries closed, parks taped off with caution tape (we went anyway and got to know a few homeless folks) My daughter has a friend with a little guy whom they saw often. But she has several mommy friends that are still unwilling to reconnect.

    Here’s a pic of the two little ones looking through the window of the hospital trying to sneak a peek of their mommy and new baby sister born Feb 26, 2021.

     

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  10. cornpop, jr. Member
    cornpop, jr.
    @ctregilgas

    Craig (View Comment):

    Mark Camp (View Comment):

    Craig: How long does it take to Flattering The Curb?

    Craig,

    I do not understand what the term “Flattering the Curb” means. Please explain?

    Thanks.

    That’s a typo now fixed

    Heh. I thought you were being funny. It made me laugh. 

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  11. Craig Member
    Craig
    @Craig

    cornpop, jr. (View Comment):
    I thought you were being funny. It made me laugh. 

    I wish, I almost rewrote it to say we’ve been flattering the curb

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  12. Mark Camp Member
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    @MarkCamp

    Craig (View Comment):

    Mark Camp (View Comment):

    Craig: How long does it take to Flattering The Curb?

    Craig,

    I do not understand what the term “Flattering the Curb” means. Please explain?

    Thanks.

    That’s a typo now fixed

    Thanks for the correction, Craig.  We all make misteaks!  We fix them and move on, resolving to be more careful next time without being overly self-critical.

    Editors,

    If you want to create a good impression of Ricochet for our potential customers, you might try being better copy editors.

    Perhaps an opinion you don’t approve of, articulated well, would do less harm to our brand than an unedited lead sentence in a Main Feed article about flattering the curb?

    • #12
  13. The Reticulator Member
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    Craig (View Comment):

    Mark Camp (View Comment):

    Craig: How long does it take to Flattering The Curb?

    Craig,

    I do not understand what the term “Flattering the Curb” means. Please explain?

    Thanks.

    That’s a typo now fixed

    I kind of liked it the way it was.

    • #13
  14. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill
    @CarolJoy

    The Scarecrow (View Comment):

    All that you are saying about the lockdowns was known or could be predicted back in April 2020. We were all shouting it from the rooftops. And in the end we were all right (which was no surprise).

    This should be rubbed in the noses of every politician and media member who supported the lockdowns – they could and should have known better. if they didn’t then they are either too stupid – or too venal – to be in their jobs. They should be notified of this whenever they open their yaps about anything today. “I see you were supportive of the lockdowns. I don’t believe anything you have to say now now on any subject. You have sold your credibility for a bowl of pottage; hope it was worth it. We will get along now without your contribution.”

    Exactly, The ScareCrow.

    The problem is that the official  COVID, Over Reaction, Unending Crisis is the goose that is laying the golden egg.

    100 billion dollars was recently set up to be foisted on public school systems nation wide to “COVIDize” the schools. This was courtesy of one of the COVID relief packages.

    100 billion dollars. What does that mean? In the world of officialdom, who knows and who cares? Considering that in all of 2020, fewer than 400 American grammar and HS children died from COVID, what is important is not whether this or that needs to be done for the sake of the health of the children. Instead these considerations are  for the sake of keeping all these wonderful COVID assistance and relief packages going.

    Obviously kids are not in danger. But plexiglass structures hovering across each desk, masks, and other nonsensical “gestures” to remind us we are all still “all in this together” are too slush-fund establishing to let slip by the wayside.

    3 billion bucks was made available to further assist in the marketing of the COVID vaccines. Because until every American is vaccinated, shouldn’t we continue to spend absurd amounts of money pushing the vaccines? After all, it doesn’t cost anyone anything, or so we are led to believe. While looking to see when No Calif might have temperatures under the boiling point, I read a scroll at the bottom of various news pages, that the 3.1 trillion dollars of debt we incurred in the first two COVID relief bills was going to affect our debt levels, but by next year it won’t be a concern. (Why? That was never explained. Perhaps the world’s billionaires are gonna tax themselves at sensible levels to mitigate the trillion or so swiped from mom and pop stores over to their coffers, right? But I won’t hold my breath.)

     

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  15. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill
    @CarolJoy

    Old Bathos (View Comment):

    Lockdowns accomplished nothing at great cost. The existing science predicted that.

    Mask mandates accomplished nothing. Anywhere. We knew that any benefit would be marginal at best.

    Closing schools was contrary to the express guidance of the nation’s pediatrics groups and to an abundance of data.

    And perhaps most frustrating of all was the “experts’” refusal to see COVID’s obvious regional and seasonal patterns (this not new to respiratory epidemics. see, On the epidemiology of influenza ) and instead, they tried to find evidence of interventions working to control the spread or noncompliance causing a rise. The head of the CDC talking about “doom” when the case curve was predictably dropping. Minnesota’s COVID top expert predicting 10-14 weeks of hell two or three days after the case curve in that state (and region) was already dropping.

    In July 7 testimony Dr. Fauci claimed that the drop in new COVID cases in NY by May was thanks to obeying the CDC when in fact the entire NE US had the same pattern–a curve identical to Sweden and Italy. COVID rose and fell in spite of anything done or not done. The interventions did not work AND there were no superspreader events. Adjacent jurisdictions with radically different policies had identical outcomes. COVID’s gonna COVID like every other damn respiratory virus. Fauci should have been charged with lying to the Senate or compelled to admit to gross incompetence. His choice.

    Idiots whose research apparently consisted of reading each other’s articles and tweets presumed to lecture us all about The Science.

    The dumbing down of America was always something to be feared. I just never thought it would start at the top.

     

    I have a new theory about COVID fatalities. I have noticed that whenever I am subjected to more than 15 seconds of the Evil Gnome known as Fauci, I begin to detect a cytokinetic storm sweeping across my body.

    I think to get rid of COVID, he must go.  To tribunals, to the guillotine, I don’t even care if he is given an ankle bracelet and set down inside a luxury thatched honeymoon hut in Tahiti. But he must never be anywhere near any health agency in this nation.

    (Sorry for the large type. It came – like COVID – out of nowhere. Or else a bio weapons lab in Wuhan.)

     

     

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  16. Flicker Coolidge
    Flicker
    @Flicker

    Craig (View Comment):

    Mark Camp (View Comment):

    Craig: How long does it take to Flattering The Curb?

    Craig,

    I do not understand what the term “Flattering the Curb” means. Please explain?

    Thanks.

    That’s a typo now fixed

    Dang.  I thought that was the wittiest thing.

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  17. Flicker Coolidge
    Flicker
    @Flicker

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Craig (View Comment):

    Mark Camp (View Comment):

    Craig: How long does it take to Flattering The Curb?

    Craig,

    I do not understand what the term “Flattering the Curb” means. Please explain?

    Thanks.

    That’s a typo now fixed

    I kind of liked it the way it was.

    Craig, change it back.  Please.

    • #17
  18. Craig Member
    Craig
    @Craig

    I played ‘The Gilded Palace of Sin’ album today and completely forgot about the second verse of ‘Sin City’ by The Flying Burrito Brothers.

    “The scientists say
    It will all wash away
    But we don’t believe any more
    ‘Cause we’ve got our recruits
    And our green mohair suits
    So please show your I.D. at the door”

    It’s very prophetic in a way. As for the Flattering The Curb requests, I seriously thought about restoring it.

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