A LITTLE ANALYSIS COULDN’T HURT

Baa, Baa.
Fellow American sheep.
They’re stealing our freedom
While we all sleep.

In writing fiction we strive to construct believable plot lines. As authors we realize that we cannot stray too far from a logical progression of events or we will lose the reader. This is true without regard to the genre of fiction being discussed. Would that it were also true when dealing with our government’s propaganda, a class of “fiction” that has abandoned all semblance of logic.

As an avid consumer of reportage on current events I am constantly amazed by the ability of governmental spokespersons to convince a very large portion of the American people that the government’s talking points reflect reality. When it comes to the Covid virus and its latest variant, Omicron, it is obvious that there is not even an attempt to link the disease to existing fact or even to common sense.

Take masks for instance. The information used to justify the continued use of masks has been all over the playing field since day one but apparently being ignored is the easily verifiable fact that masks have to have holes in order to permit airflow and that these holes will have a minimum size below which the mask becomes an impediment to breathing. A quick online search yields the following, the average air passage through a mask is three microns while the virus itself is only one micron. If this flaw in the pro mask argument needs further explanation then there isn’t much more to be said.

The truth about the physical limitations of the mask coupled with equally easily researched information about the nature of and reasons for virus mutation should (and in a sane universe would) end this endemic pandemic.

A virus is a living organism. It is interested in maintaining its own life and in reproducing, two factors shared with all life forms. The virus requires a host and in this instance we are that host. Any virus deadly to its host will not survive, nor will a virus unable to spread into multiple hosts. Therefore nature has given it the ability to mutate to forms more likely to possess those attributes necessary for survival.

The chain of mutation that resulted in Omicron has led to a virus that is highly transmittable and yet has not caused a single reported death. In other words a perfect virus from the standpoint of the virus, but not so hot from the standpoint of the fear mongers who would like to use it to continue controlling the populace with ridiculous, restrictive and unnecessary mandates in order to increase their usurpation of power.

Wake up America. It’s over, at least this round of it. While there is no telling what those true enemies of freedom and the American Dream will concoct next, when it comes to this virus, they got nothing.

About rixlibris

Retired from child care photography after thirty years of coaxing smiles and wiping noses. Currently venting years of repressed fictional story lines via self-published novels. Married and still alive in a remote corner of Waller County, Texas.
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