What if this was just a practice run?

This is taken from Instapundit.

HUBRIS AND MISCALCULATIONS ARE A GIVEN WITH THE LEFT. BUT EVEN I DIDN’T REALIZE THEY’D BE SO STUPID AND EVIL AS TO WANT TO DESTROY ALL OF ECONOMY AND STARVE PEOPLE JUST TO GET ORANGE MAN BAD:  Hubris and miscalculation: The left’s bid to exploit the virus to defeat Trump.

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Freedom is what we rightfully take for granted. There are too many on the left who want to see the Bill of Rights abrogated in the name of social justice or identity politics or whatever. They eschew the freedom to which we are all entitled and they cannot prevail. They’ve made inroads, but now is the time to fight back against the revealed despots who have attained high offices. The oft-quoted sentence of Ben Franklin is vital to remember at this moment in time:

“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

Humankind will never be free of viruses; they are a natural part of all life. The left cannot be allowed to oppress us, to restrict our freedoms, because of COVID-19. Vote them all out, every last one of them. They do not mean well.

We should truly be worried about the future, but not because of this virus which was a pushover. It’s the politics we have been exposed to that should truly worry us. Daniel Andrews is a sensational incompetent who has bankrupted Victoria, but he still believes he has been our saviour and knows what’s best. If our political leaders are not prepared, even now, to call off their viral dogs when there is now nothing at all to save us from, what defence really is there against the politics of the lockdown any time some political leader wants to call one on?

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51 Responses to What if this was just a practice run?

  1. egg_

    That was my question on an OT, to which others replied that it was the “real deal” to politicians.

    If we do meet a genuine pandemic in future, we’re now fvcked.

  2. egg_

    Daniel Andrews is a sensational incompetent who has bankrupted Victoria

    Andrews still refuses to open borders against Cth CMO advice.

  3. Steve

    All the Left craves power and control.

    Vote them out with extreme vigor.

    Look at the deaths from the Left over the last 50 years.

    Stalin….Hitler……Mao…..

  4. Steve

    Reading that the Club of Rome may use this little Plandemic to limit economic growth.

    Now that they have the sheep jumping at shadows, not hugging lest they self combust, standing 1.5 m apart , wearing masks and tugging their forelocks in obedience……..

    Read http://WWW.WEF.CH for a basic “to do” list for the Elite. As far as they are concerned, for Covid19 its vaccines, vaccines & vaccines – but no alternative treatments nor hydroxycholoroquine. Maybe that why Impeachment 2.0 is being formed as we speak – anything the useful idiots of the Left can be used for to remove roadblock trump from establishing thier dystopian horror story…..

    Its a bit like a slow moving version of “V for Vendetta” and “the Matrix” all rolled into one.

    Min you, Trump has actually said hes going to use the military to ( attempt ) to vaccinate every US citizen using the *military*. Maybe thats why they called up the 1,000,000 military reservists?

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-trump-idUSKBN22Q1Q2

    “WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump is mobilizing the U.S. military to distribute a novel coronavirus vaccine when one becomes available and will focus first on older Americans.

    ““You know it’s a massive job to give this vaccine,” Trump said in an interview broadcast Thursday on Fox Business Network. “Our military is now being mobilized so at the end of the year, we’re going to be able to give it to a lot of people very, very rapidly.”

    “He said he believes there will be a vaccine by the end of the year and the United States is mobilizing “our military and other forces” on that assumption.

    “The White House has set a target of having 300 million vaccine doses by the end of 2020. No such vaccine for this pathogen has been approved though a number are under development, and producing and distributing an effective vaccine are seen as key steps to jumpstarting the U.S. economy.

    Sounds like *forced* and *mandatory * vaccination.

    Roll on Civil War 2 – when 60% of the US population who are stupid, drop their strides for the vaccine and ask for it in both cheeks, but the remaining sane 40% say “No way sunshine!” and then you will have gun battles between a well armed militia and very few US military stupid enough to be involved. It will be a bloodbath and I predict the military will lose. But this is the playbook of the Left – get citizens turning on each other.

    Is Trump a Communist at heart?

    At that point, if Trump calls in UN troops for “peacekeeping” you know he is just another Elite stooge.

    Interesting times.

  5. vlad

    On the official pandemic rating scale of one to five, the Spanish Flu was a 5.

    And Wu Flu is a Two.

  6. Tim Neilson

    Whether it’s sinister or not its the sign of doom.

    Every time a sniffle virus gets given a scary name there’ll be howling from the taxpayer-funded ABC demographic for the government to “do something” and they’ll be too gutless not to reintroduce total lockdown.

  7. K2

    A large part of the modern Leftoid mindset is they expect government should be omnipresent and micro-managing every minutiae of life. Making right what God got wrong.

    I recall being on a football related blog when Phil Walsh the Adelaide Crows coach was murdered by his lunatic son.

    One of the many Leftoids that participated laid the blame squarely with Tony Abbott because he “hadn’t been doing enough about mental health”.

    There is a major attitude problem indoctrinated into these folk, and good luck trying to deprogram it.

  8. MPH

    Steve I completely understand but I’m at the point of giving up. If people don’t see sense after this, if we can’t get some genuinely good politicians out of it and some real reform, then the West deserves everything that is coming to it.

  9. stackja

    Derangement syndrome comes in many variations. 1950s unilateral nuclear disarm. 1960s Vietnam unilateral disarm. Now West must kowtow to Red China and leftists want socialist “solutions” to “problems”.

  10. stackja

    NSW premier GB wants international students to “save” universities.

  11. BUT EVEN I DIDN’T REALIZE THEY’D BE SO STUPID AND EVIL AS TO WANT TO DESTROY ALL OF ECONOMY AND STARVE PEOPLE JUST TO GET ORANGE MAN BAD

    Wrong way around.

    The left need to get Orange Man Bad so they can destroy the economy and starve people.
    It’s written in stone. Literally.
    The fake pandemic is just their latest attempt.

  12. Hay Stockard

    Stackable,
    Glad is a puppet. If she hadn’t come out as a totalitarian bitch I would feel sorry for her.

  13. Hay Stockard

    Stackja. Autocorrect is not your friend

  14. struth

    You speak as if this crisis is over and now you are concerned if they do it again.
    Bloody hell.
    So are you guys flying interstate, having parties and standing at the bar of your local?
    What am I missing here?

  15. Crossie

    stackja
    #3459292, posted on May 20, 2020 at 11:07 pm
    NSW premier GB wants international students to “save” universities.

    The universities are leaning hard on ScoMo to let the Chinese students in. Shortly after they arrive there will be a spike in infections and Voila! Another shutdown!

  16. Crossie

    Hay Stockard
    #3459323, posted on May 21, 2020 at 12:09 am
    Stackable,
    Glad is a puppet. If she hadn’t come out as a totalitarian bitch I would feel sorry for her.

    I actually bought her crap until the abortion debacle, everything that has happened since then has revealed the real Gladys the Menace.

  17. Crossie

    What’s more, that malicious twerp Andrew Constance threatening to close a railway station if it becomes crowded. Masks slipping all over the place.

    A Chinese curse says may you live in interesting times and interestingly enough we are, because of Chinese actions.

  18. HT

    #egg_
    #3459238, posted on May 20, 2020 at 9:46 pm
    Daniel Andrews is a sensational incompetent who has bankrupted Victoria

    Andrews still refuses to open borders against Cth CMO advice.

    I really don’t like Andrews. But he didn’t close Victorian borders. All the other states bar NSW closed theirs, but Andrews or GB. DA and GB were much more creative, they simply made it impossible to get to a border to cross unless your a truck or something they deemed “essential” that needs to move across borders.

    When the hell is the PM going to refer these State generated diktats, so called “laws”, to the High Court to strike down where in direct contravention to the Constitution?

  19. Crossie

    When the hell is the PM going to refer these State generated diktats, so called “laws”, to the High Court to strike down where in direct contravention to the Constitution?

    What makes you think there is an Australia any more? ScoMo started riding this tiger and look what happened.

  20. Diogenes

    Steve,
    I do not read it that way, giving the spooked state of the sheeple it will be chaos as everybody who wants it it will will need it right this second! The military has a track record when it comes to logistics, and there are enough medics to open several hundred vax centres at the same time, and the fact that they have their own protection is a bonus.

  21. Bruce of Newcastle

    Keep in mind the core of the Left truly believes in catastrophic global warming. And that the Right is standing in the way of them from saving the Earth and all life on the planet.

    When you think of things like that you can see why they might be prepared to do absolutely anything to secure power to do what they think is necessary.

    In the US they know they cannot use force because the Right is armed to the teeth. So they are doing it via black arts instead.

    Of course we know that global warming isn’t even happening at the moment because pretty much all the warming last century was natural – and those natural cycles have reversed course. But they do not believe that.

  22. Here’s a still of the Chinese ambassador and his assistant:

  23. Mark M

    Translation: China will keep infecting the rest of the world, in their effort to hamstring our economies.
    While the West is busy fighting the pandemic, China move their geopolitical plan several steps forward without interference. Its a Reverse Opium War.

    “There is ‘no chance’ that the coronavirus pandemic will end this summer,” a prominent Chinese medical expert says.”
    https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Caixin/Coronavirus-experts-No-chance-pandemic-will-end-this-summer

  24. Iampeter

    Obligatory this post and it’s responses make no sense coming from supporters of Trump and his policies post.

  25. You’re getting lazy troll.

    Trolling every thread when your masters in Sussex Street let you out for a cheeseburger is wearing you down plodes.

  26. John Bayley

    Daniel Andrews is a sensational incompetent who has bankrupted Victoria, but he still believes he has been our saviour and knows what’s best.

    He can’t be the only one who believes that.
    The truth is that if there were an election tomorrow, he’d be returned with a thumping majority.
    So clearly the electorate thinks he’s doing a good job.
    BTW, I’m certainly not defending Andrews, but we do get the politicians we deserve – although the choices on offer are rather dreadful, to be sure.

  27. John Bayley

    Is Trump a Communist at heart?

    Most likely not, but anyone who believes he’s some kind of a ‘small government conservative’ has blinkers on strong enough to compete with the ‘tribal Left’ and its tunnel vision.

  28. flyingduk

    Lets not forget Washington’s corollary:

    A free people ought not only be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government

  29. Alex

    Steve quotes “All the Left craves power and control.

    Vote them out with extreme vigor.

    Look at the deaths from the Left over the last 50 years.

    Stalin….Hitler……Mao…..”

    and Andrews with the unborn foetus and euthanasia …….. what next

    Australian’s suffer a pandemic of apathy or stupidity or both.

  30. So clearly the electorate thinks he’s doing a good job.

    No! People keep implying everyone in Victoristan votes Labor or Greens, they do not. Unfortunately, the unions and the welfare component are heavily Labor sided and preference votes also aid Labor immensely.

    We will need a Cain/Kirner situation (which is likely) for that to change, as well as finding someone to lead the Liberals that has balls, a spine and can communicate rather than just whine.

  31. Andre Lewis

    Agree that Andrews is a dictatorial socialist (is there any other kind?) but he has a close handmaiden in Queensland’s Palace Chook. Keeping borders closed will guarantee half the small to medium tourism dependent businesses in the state will fall over likely never to recover but she abrogates all responsibility for the disastrous policy to the unelected, charisma challenged health bureaucrat polluting our tv screens nightly.
    Kicking the useless ALP fools out of government in November is not enough and the economy and people wreckers should be put on trial. Does not matter what the charges are as long as they warrant lengthy gaol terms.

  32. John Brumble

    Well I’ve got good news for you then, John. Literally no one believes that Trump is a small government conservative. What his supporters mostly believe is:
    1) He’s willing to stand up to and make fun of the particular special interest groups that have been slowly infesting government and the media over the last 60 years; and
    2) Every other viable option is worse, largely because the other viable options are a part of those special interest groups that have been slowly infesting government and the media over the last 60 years.

    Of course having the court jester run the country is not the most desirable result, but it’s one heck of a lot better than having the modern equivalent of the church run it.

    s This will, of course, set your mind at ease. /s

  33. Tim Neilson

    bemused
    #3459453, posted on May 21, 2020 at 8:59 am

    I saw a link on this site to a report in the Australian of Richard Riordan harassing some Hunchback acolytes in Parliament about whether the magic “stimulus” projects were going to be funded by Belt & Road .
    I don’t know whether Riordan is any good in general, but he stuck the boots in that time and got some MSM coverage, so there’s at least some token resistance going on.

  34. so there’s at least some token resistance going on.

    Unfortunately, ever since the reign of Socialist Dan began, the resistance from the opposition has only been token.

  35. Professor Fred Lenin

    I hope you all keep in mind the latest homily from the great orator Gropey Joe Biden who said
    “Truth Beats Facts ” , this seems to apply in the present pandemic panic .
    TRUTH BEATS FACTS ”
    (No I dont really mean none of the buggers know what tgey are doing ,well!or do I ?

  36. Iampeter

    You’re getting lazy troll.

    Hey, finding new ways to say the same thing is hardly lazy. 😛

    Is Trump a Communist at heart?

    He’s openly said he’s a nationalist which is the same thing for all intents and purposes.

    What his supporters mostly believe is…

    Which means Trump was voted in for reasons other than politics. In other words conservatives are supporting a leftist with no regards for politics. Almost like they’ve become politically illiterate leftists…

    Every other viable option is worse, largely because the other viable options are a part of those special interest groups that have been slowly infesting government and the media over the last 60 years.

    This was maybe a valid argument back in 2016 but it doesn’t stand in 2020.
    I can’t imagine even the worst democrat surrendering to the Taliban (and trying to do it at Camp David on the anniversary of 9/11 no less!)
    I can’t imagine even the worst democrat grovelling in front of the North Korean dictator.
    Not to mention all the other anti-American dictators with whom Trump seems to have more rapport than any of our allies, crap though they might be.
    And on everything domestic he’s at least as bad as democrats on everything and even worse in some areas.

    This the stark reality we have today.
    This is how bad things are.

    But conservatives don’t want to admit this because their ideological bankruptcy is what led to this and now they’ve gone all in on Trump with no other plan.
    There’s no recovering for conservatives from Trump.

    I guess conservatives will need to move for Trump to be made King for life and then to be made immortal in some manner.
    Once Trump is gone there is no more political action left open to conservatives.
    What are they going to do? Oppose big government, central planning and out of control spending leftists? LOL!

  37. Boambee John

    Am I wrong in that I actually prefer to read posts by m0nty than by 1ampmeter?

  38. Kneel

    “Am I wrong in that I actually prefer to read posts by m0nty than by 1ampmeter?”

    Nah – sounds right to me. Tight race though… 🙂

  39. Am I wrong in that I actually prefer to read posts by m0nty than by 1ampmeter?

    You actually read them?

  40. Kneel

    “Min you, Trump has actually said hes going to use the military to ( attempt ) to vaccinate every US citizen using the *military*. ”

    Nah – Trump’s talking about a logistics thing, that’s all. It’ll be the same as the hospital ship he sent to NY – the left will say “it won’t/can’t happen”, then when it does they’ll say it wasn’t enough, or should have been different etc etc, completely memory holing that they said it couldn’t be done at all.

    I know it sounds bad at first glance – like a mandatory thing or something – but I don’t think so. Trump actually wants to get organised first, rather than the typical GovCo “make announcement, then figure out how to deliver later” thing. IMO, of course. We’ll see…

  41. Iampeter

    Am I wrong in that I actually prefer to read posts by m0nty than by 1ampmeter?

    I bet you do.
    With Monty you can pretend to be discussing politics while knowing nothing about the subject whatsoever.
    It doesn’t work with me.

  42. Boambee John

    It doesn’t work with me.

    ROFLMAO.

    It doesn’t work with you because your posts are incomprehensible.

  43. Rex Anger

    That’s because you’re not holding a political discussion at all, Petey. You’re slinging off at people, declaring them fools because they do not share your limited, rigid, doctrinaire definitions of ‘proper’ right-wing thought. You make same the mistake that your hated collectivists do-You assume humans lack nuance in their thinking, and that they are little mindless drones only good for what they should be told to do and naught else.

    You use emotive, rhetoric-laden taunts, change goalposts, misdirect, misquote and then cackle about how clever you think you are.

    If Catallaxyfiles were a Friday Night out on the piss, you’d be that character who after taking two sips of their shandy, proceeds to proposition the Samoan bouncer, gets into a blazing standup argument with the condom machine, and punches out a plate glass windo “Cos it was lookin’ at me funny.” All the while calling every other patron every epithet under the sun cos we can’t beat you.

    In the real world, you might be taken out the back and made to repeatedly fall down a flight of stairs, in an alleyway that is dead level. But, because the landlord finds your antics entertaining and the regulars don’t mind socking you periodically, we are all.waiting for you to hurry up and finish the rest of that shandy. You’ll render yourself comatose and we can get on with our evening.

  44. Kneel

    “That’s because you’re not holding a political discussion at all, Petey.”

    Heh – I keep waiting for the Daffy Duck style reply from him, like…

    BB: “You keep out of this, he doesn’t have to shoot you now”
    DD: “Ah ha! Pronoun trouble! It’s not he doesn’t have to shoot YOU now, it’s he doesn’t have to shoot ME now. Well I say he does have to shoot me know – so shoot me now!”

    Just my twisted sense of humour I s’pose…

  45. Rex Anger

    Perverse as it is, I kind of am too…

  46. Iampeter

    It doesn’t work with you because your posts are incomprehensible.

    Yea that’s because you don’t know anything about politics.
    You’re expecting to hear child-level talking points that you can respond to in kind.
    Sorry, there’s a lot more to it than that.

    You use emotive, rhetoric-laden taunts, change goalposts, misdirect, misquote and then cackle about how clever you think you are.

    This is what you guys are always doing, not me.

    You don’t know what you’re talking about, you have no self awareness and then spend entire threads projecting your own behaviors onto me. Rinse repeat.

    Personally I don’t understand the point of the pretense you’re engaging in but it’s highly entertaining.

  47. Rex Anger

    Finish your shandy Petey. Lemonade is expensive, and it tastes awful whe it goes flat.

    Furthermore, that window is eyeing you up again. I think it wants another round…q0

  48. egg_

    A large part of the modern Leftoid mindset is they expect government should be omnipresent and micro-managing every minutiae of life. Making right what God got wrong.

    The Weekly with Charlie Pickering on TheirABC:

    “OK Boomer” if you want the freedom to “catch the virus”: anti-lockdown counter argument.

    But this week is OK to “catch the virus” because Big Brother says says so?

    Imbeciles.

  49. egg_

    NSW premier GB wants international students to “save” universities.

    “Phuc Dat Bich”.

  50. egg_

    NSW premier GB wants international students to “save” universities.

    Beryll waves through Ch inese students, hot on the heels of Ruby Princess passengers.

    The lockdown was a farce of epic prportions, for which we’re now paying dearly.

  51. Struth

    Is Trump a Communist at heart?

    He’s openly said he’s a nationalist which is the same thing for all intents and purposes.

    And these people vote.

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