Welcome to Idiocracy

There are 6.5 million people living in Victoria.

If 10% of the population had the CV-19, that would be 650,000 people.

If 1% of the population had the CV-19, that would be 65,000 people.

If 0.1% of the population had the CV-19, that would be 6,500 people. That is one person in 1000.

If 0.01% of the population had the CV-19, that would be 650 people. That is one person in 10,000.

The actual number of people in Victoria who now have the CV-19 is now 121. That is 0.002% of the population, one person in 50,000.

The trouble is we may be living in an Idiocracy which is why Daniel Andrews is premier. What is an idiocracy?

A dystopian world where mankind has embraced anti-intellectualism, and society is devoid of traits such as intellectual curiosity, social responsibility, justice, and human rights.

And that’s apparently just how we like it. See the trailer for Idiocracy and then think about modern Seattle. Or perhaps we could just look around at our own willingness to lock ourselves up in our own self-constructed modern penal colony (if you will pardon the expression).

And it may not just be us. This is from the US: The blind continuing panic over COVID-19.

With totalitarian Democratically-controlled cities and states across the nation now imposing odious rules requiring the wearing of masks at all times, based entirely on emotion and symbolism with absolutely no reliance on the actual science that says masks are not only useless against a virus like COVID-19, they could be medically harmful to the user, I think it is time to do a little science journalism and illustrate again the absurdity of this situation.

First, the Wuhan flu epidemic is clearly ending, as shown by the graph above. This graph, based on numbers from this site, shows that the disease reached its peak sometime near the start of May. Since then its threat has been declining steadily, until it reached today the lowest number of deaths since March, only 285.

Right now the chances of you catching COVID-19 and dying from it are practically nil, even if you live in densely populated states like New York, where only 14 people died yesterday from the virus.

Second, as predicted by some scientists, the lockdowns, social distancing, and silly symbolic mask use did nothing to stretch out the epidemic or flatten the curve. These scientists, ignored by politicians and the mainstream press, had predicted it would be a seasonal flu, dying out come summer, and that it would last from six to eight weeks, as it has done in every country where it has arrived, regardless of any government action.

That is exactly what the Wuhan flu has done. After eight weeks it is now fading away, like all such seasonal diseases.

Third, the numbers on this graph are certainly inflated. The total deaths in the U.S. assigned to the Wuhan flu as of today is just over 114,000. Based on numerous reports (hereherehereherehereherehere, and here), we can estimate that this number is inflated from 25% o 50%.

Personally, it’s nice to know that the Middle Ages have not gone away and we are only moments away from burning our first witches. Of course, we have better lighting and heating, but really, given everything you see around you, how long do you think any of that is going to last?

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46 Responses to Welcome to Idiocracy

  1. nilk

    I saw stats the other day (here at the Cat, I think) that in 2019 the number of deaths due to flu in Danograd was 902 or thereabouts, and up to June 2020 the number of covid deaths is 103.

    I mentioned this gap in mortality rates to a mate this morning and got a rambling discourse on social distancing, the lockdown and how we need to practise our iso skills. Nothing addressing the point that flu kills more people thank covid by current numbers.

    This is why we have Comrade Dear Leader Dan and at the next election he will probably be voted in Premier for Life or the next three years whichever is longest.

    Mike Judge is a modern day prophet, and Idiocracy is his mangum opus.

  2. pbw

    Of course, we have better lighting and heating…

    mostly, and for the time being.

  3. Mark A

    nilk
    #3494057, posted on June 23, 2020 at 11:23 pm

    We have a couple peeps like that in our immediate family, no chance of changing their minds.
    Sure, take every sensible precaution, but stopping normal way of life?

    How long can you do that?

  4. nb

    You’re more likely to die from Chinese communism than their flu, but Dan loves them all the same.

  5. Beachcomber

    Steve. I think you said this in a previous post. A curse has been put on our times.

    May you live in idiotic times.

  6. mareeS

    Victoriastan is why NSW owns the Murray River border up to the high water mark on the south side, a not much known fact. Very sensible in Federation arrangements, given current matters.

    Johannes Leak recently drew a funny cartoon of Victoria in red and yellow being separated from the mainland. I found it most thoughtful.

  7. AC

    Whats missing here is expert advice from leading ABC popinjay “Dr” Swan followed by an attack on the conservatives by the pretend doctor PVO.

  8. Tom

    Daniel Andrews is conducting valuable research for the Chinese Communist Party in its war with America on the stupidity and gullibility of Western democracies once their voters have been diseducated (via the Marxist revolutionaries who control the Western education system) about their own history. Andrews is a perfect useful idiot in Xi’s Great March to global domination.

  9. Matt

    A point on comparison between COVID and flu deaths in Australia. Flu cases are down significantly this year (308 cases in April, 228 in May compared with an average of ~2000 per month in previous years and ~19,000 & ~30,000 last year) because of distancing and likely increase in vaccination.
    In the USA, average flu deaths per year estimated at 12,000 – 61,000 deaths annually since 2010, COVID-19 deaths this year 123,000.

  10. Bruce of Newcastle

    With totalitarian Democratically-controlled cities and states across the nation now imposing odious rules requiring the wearing of masks at all times, based entirely on emotion and symbolism with absolutely no reliance on the actual science that says masks are not only useless against a virus like COVID-19, they could be medically harmful to the user, I think it is time to do a little science journalism and illustrate again the absurdity of this situation.

    This is one of the most frustrating aspects of the Left today. They hare off on some crusade to save people but the actions they take kill many more people than they save. It happens over and over.

    Like tranny propaganda in schools which is confusing many kids, pushing upon them dangerous steroid treatments at an early age. Then when the whole thing goes pear shaped they wring their hands at the poor ruined people when they commit suicide.

    And climate and energy policy. The ridiculous renewable energy imperatives forcing up electricity prices and destabilizing the grid are causing businesses to fail and pensioners to freeze in winter because they can’t afford heating. Many more deaths than could possibly be saved even if global warming were to be happening, which it isn’t in the real world data.

    And now we have crazed Covid-19 policy where clinical studies are being designed to fail just to prove Trump wrong. The deaths that alone has caused is at least in the hundreds, and then there’re the many people denied the treatment because of lefty propagandists in the medical profession.

    Unless the Left gets their collective brains switched on to cost-benefit studies, and the value of science without fear or favour, our civilization will fail. Venezuela is where it’ll end up where ordinary people are now forced to steal and eat racehorces and zoo animals.

  11. That is exactly what the Wuhan flu has done. After eight weeks it is now fading away, like all such seasonal diseases.


    Utter bullshit.

    None of these graphs are heading south.
    It is demonstrably not “fading away”.
    Nor is it seasonal.

  12. Iampeter

    The trouble is we may be living in an Idiocracy which is why Daniel Andrews is premier. What is an idiocracy?

    What’s the “idiocracy” component? You’ve just made an argument in favor of the lockdowns. Also, you’re a Trump supporter, a President who was actually predicted by that movie.
    Also, as someone who supports the government meddling in peoples lives for completely arbitrary reasons, like crossing a border, it’s also not clear what grounds you have to oppose the government meddling in peoples lives to stop a pandemic.

    Personally, it’s nice to know that the Middle Ages have not gone away and we are only moments away from burning our first witches.

    Aren’t you a Christian? Again, not clear what you’re issue with the “Middle Ages” would be.
    People at the Cat think the Enlightenment was a disaster after all.

  13. min

    Here are some other percentages to explain Victoria. Ten % of the population have an IQ of below 83 . 83 is the lowest IQ the USA army will take as recruits as below this a person is incompetent . My guess is that they all live in Victoria .

  14. Hay Stockard

    Watching SKY and a Victorian politician has admitted the clusters of the disease in is electorate are due to people of NESB, who otherwise can’t be named.

  15. mh

    Matt
    #3494124, posted on June 24, 2020 at 6:30 am
    A point on comparison between COVID and flu deaths in Australia. Flu cases are down significantly this year (308 cases in April, 228 in May compared with an average of ~2000 per month in previous years and ~19,000 & ~30,000 last year) because of distancing and likely increase in vaccination…

    And less people flying in from overseas to our overcrowded cities.

  16. H B Bear

    Hay Stockard- clearly that is the day’s talking points. The Green-Left Radio (now) Half Hour formerly known as AM is pushing the same Liar BS.

  17. Macspee

    Sorry mh, “fewer people”.

  18. The millionaire kitchen hand had now declared that respiratory diseases are not seasonal.

    Idiocracy indeed.

    No, who needs vitamin D old mate?

    Numbers is a vitamin D denier!

  19. Shelley

    Hay Stockard- clearly that is the day’s talking points. The Green-Left Radio (now) Half Hour formerly known as AM is pushing the same Liar BS.

    ABC Newsradio breathlessly reporting that a report was handed to the CMO and the Covid ‘Crack Team’ about how to engage with NESB communities around Covid but it was…sob, sob, sook, sook…ignored!

    Also to note was the way the report I heard effectively treated the CMO the way the ABC usually treats its political enemies. Given the CMO has inserted himself into politics so that is to be expected.

  20. mh

    Sorry mh, “fewer people”.

    Fewer not less? 🤔

  21. John Brumble

    Don’t forget, Matt. Deer attacks are down too. Not a single deer attack in Australia in 2020, compared to the multi-decades-high experienced in 2019.

    Destroying the economy stops deer attacks!

  22. H B Bear

    Prof van Wrongselen – Victoriastan health system to blame not Chairman Dan in today’s Paywallian.

  23. H B Bear

    Shelly – typical ALBC hypocrisy. Having advocated for multiculturalism for years now Victoriastan ability to respond to Covid is apparently due to people who can’t speak English.

    Shameless.

  24. What really shits me is the post lockdown pandering, why are people still doing useless social distancing, clerks wearing gloves in places with no cases, WIPING DOWN FUEL PIMPS? Has anyone ever been proven to catch a respiratory diseases off of a fuel pump? Let alone the hexane, isoctane, benzene and tolulene fumes probably killing off the germs.

    The “COVID Safe” stuff for returning to amatuer sport is complete bullshit too .

    Unless you are an invalid of advanced age or have severe underlying health issues, no one has died of this in Australia.

    Yet we have rules that take all of the purpose and enjoyment out of sports

    I can see why some rugby clubs are just taking a walk.

    If the second wave nutters get their wish, it will kill off a lot of amatuer sport – which also means pro sports in Australia as we don’t have the College system. A lot of my friends married people they met through sport. Their marriages and kids would not exist but for chasing a ball around.

    Your culture is expressed in sports, arts, literature and cuisine.

    It’s like we’re trying to sacrifice half of our culture to fit in with other globalist leftoids – in a rather craven and shameless (and herd like) push simply to make Donald Trump look like a bad guy.

    Just pathetic, sad and utterly wasteful. Destruction for the sake of someone else’s politics. Our ancestors would be rolling in their graves. We are shutting all over their sacrifices for something we cannot possibly benefit from.

  25. Patty Duke

    Nilk – some good points but:

    I saw stats the other day (here at the Cat, I think) that in 2019 the number of deaths due to flu in Danograd was 902 or thereabouts, and up to June 2020 the number of covid deaths is 103.

    I think 103 deaths is for the entire country – Vic has around 19.

    This is why we have Comrade Dear Leader Dan and at the next election he will probably be voted in Premier for Life or the next three years whichever is longest.

    I believe elections are held every 4 years in Vic – sadly.

  26. mh

    WIPING DOWN FUEL PIMPS?

    Phrasing?

  27. Old School Conservative

    WIPING DOWN FUEL PIMPS?

    That’s even funnier than Mater eviscerating Numbers.
    The potential for add-on humour is outstanding.

  28. wozzup

    ” Personally, it’s nice to know that the Middle Ages have not gone away and we are only moments away from burning our first witches. “

    Well speaking personally I for one am looking forward to it. In the depth of a cold (non global warming) winter with fuel costs so prohibitively expensive I would be only too pleased to have a couple of witches to throw on the fire. I have already burned the cat when trying to cook breakfast without gas or electricity so that’s not an option.

    Besides, with the fast emerging Green – Left prohibition on eating cow (cow farts are a deadly threat to the planet, apparently) witches may prove quite tasty. After all if we can regress to medieval times, curtesy of the Green – Left, why not go the whole hog and regress all the way to cannibalism. You know you wanna!

    Soylent Green anyone?

  29. cuckoo

    Even my ‘progressive’ friends are now sidling up to me to ask “Do you know anyone who has COVID?”, to which of course our mutual answer is ‘no’. The last one to ask me this admitted that even his GP hasn’t seen a single case. As one cat commenter put it, very early on, “This Chinese flu could be serious if people start catching it”.

  30. bronson

    numbers quotes WHO figures the debased UN organisation owned and controlled by the CCP and yam goes off on a TDS rant. FMD boys try not to be so predictable, its boring. i mostly read you stuff for laugh but your material is becoming so stale, come on lift your game.

  31. nilk

    Even my ‘progressive’ friends are now sidling up to me to ask “Do you know anyone who has COVID?”, to which of course our mutual answer is ‘no’.

    A friend of mine’s uncle died and he had covid, but that was only a contributory factor as he was old and had cancer, and was in hospital for pneumonia when he caught the plague.

    Plus, he was in England. His daughter also caught it but recovered, which was what we expected to happen.

    Nobody I know of here in Oz, though.

  32. Leo G

    None of these graphs are heading south.
    It is demonstrably not “fading away”.
    Nor is it seasonal.

    Covid-19 death rate in the USA peaked in April, and the present death rate is close to one-quarter of that April peak. (7- day avg on 21 April of 2214 versus 22 June 7-day avg of 619). It certainly appears seasonal and fading.

  33. calli

    I, for one, think Fuel Pimps should always be wiped down before use.

    Never know where they’ve been.

  34. Tim Neilson

    You’ve just made an argument in favor of the lockdowns.

    Re-read Nilk’s comment and come back and explain in detail why what she said is an argument in favour of lockdowns. Or apologise for being a conceited stupid ignorant clown.

    Also, as someone who supports the government meddling in peoples lives for completely arbitrary reasons, like crossing a border,

    The only “arbitrary” notion alluded to in that comment is your arbitrary insistence that a group of citizens can jointly enforce property rights of exclusive possession through a body corporate with freehold title but not through a body politic with Crown title.

    Aren’t you a Christian? Again, not clear what you’re issue with the “Middle Ages” would be.
    People at the Cat think the Enlightenment was a disaster after all.

    An intellectually competent reader would realise that Steve’s comment concerned the refusal of governments to pay attention to actual science, and that his reference to the Middle Ages (predating as they did the articulation and deployment of the scientific method) had nothing to do with the differences between Christian doctrine and “Enlightenment” pundits, which are not scientific questions at all.

  35. John A

    1735099 #3494147, posted on June 24, 2020, at 7:34 am

    That is exactly what the Wuhan flu has done. After eight weeks it is now fading away, like all such seasonal diseases.

    Utter bullshit.
    None of these graphs is heading south.
    It is demonstrably not “fading away”.
    Nor is it seasonal.

    How about using charts relevant to our Australian situation such as this:
    https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert/coronavirus-covid-19-current-situation-and-case-numbers

    Even the PDR of Viktoriastan’s figures for the “resurgence” show a decline:
    Friday 32 new cases (a scary figure used to justify reimposing Level 3 Lockdown on families only)
    Monday 19 new cases
    Tuesday 17 new cases

    About the only statement that stands (maybe) is that it is not seasonal (in Australia).

  36. Iampeter

    Re-read Nilk’s comment and come back and explain in detail why what she said is an argument in favour of lockdowns. Or apologise for being a conceited stupid ignorant clown.

    Firstly, I wasn’t responding to anything Nilk said.
    Secondly, if I need to explain why showing stats for infections going down during lockdown is an argument in favor of lockdowns, then it’s YOU who needs to apologize for being a conceited stupid ignorant clown.
    Not that there’s any doubt.

    The only “arbitrary” notion alluded to in that comment is your arbitrary insistence that a group of citizens can jointly enforce property rights of exclusive possession through a body corporate with freehold title but not through a body politic with Crown title.

    You don’t know what the word “arbitrary” means and have no political knowledge whatsoever, so you neither understand what you’re responding to, nor do you have any counter argument to offer.
    This is another example of being a “conceited stupid ignorant clown,” but throw in “disingenuous” too.

    An intellectually competent reader would realise that Steve’s comment concerned the refusal of governments to pay attention to actual science, and that his reference to the Middle Ages (predating as they did the articulation and deployment of the scientific method) had nothing to do with the differences between Christian doctrine and “Enlightenment” pundits, which are not scientific questions at all.

    This is not in dispute and doesn’t address what you’re responding to. Someone who is an actual intellectually competent reader wouldn’t need this clarified.

    So let’s see, you need to apologize for being a conceited stupid ignorant AND disingenuous clown, but we should also add “unaware” into the mix.

    I won’t hold my breath. If you had any self awareness you’d never login to anything on the internet ever again.

  37. Rohan

    I see numbers ability to read a graph and understand it’simplications to the situation at hand, is as good as his ability to multiply fractions.

  38. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Rohan – “pimplications” is the term you’re looking for.

    #typoswithalifeoftheirown

  39. Leo G

    Here are some other percentages to explain Victoria. Ten % of the population have an IQ of below 83 . 83 is the lowest IQ the USA army will take as recruits as below this a person is incompetent . My guess is that they all live in Victoria .

    We should expect that 12.5% of the population have an IQ below 83, suggesting Victoria has been a significant exporter of incompetence.
    It’s probably too late to close the border.

  40. Mark from Melbourne

    As someone said to me just the other day… It’s the common cold with a really good PR firm.

    Living as I do deep inside Dannograd, I know of no-one who has it or has had it, despite the fact that I know at least half a dozen (all over 80) who have been tested for various reasons. Neither my GP, nor various specialists I know, nor my (nearly 90) parents’ GP has seen any case at all.

    And I live rather adjacent to the first “cluster” (remember that?) caused by my ex-GP Chris Higgins.

    None of this is a surprise to me as it has effected 2/3 or 3/5 of not very many in Dannistan’s population of over 6 million.

    As someone here said some time back (paraphrasing for my local area), you are more likely to be hit by a bullock dray in Swan Street.

  41. Leo G

    … if I need to explain why showing stats for infections going down during lockdown is an argument in favor of lockdowns

    Lockdown, when there is no significant intra-community transmission of infections, doesn’t provide an argument in favour of lockdowns. The recent reduction in CV-19 cases in Australia is more of an argument in favour of conventional quarantine and associated measures.
    Lockdown is a resort when conventional, proven methods fail to control an epidemic and the continuing cost of failure is too high. Australia’s infection rate did not come close to the threshold level for an epidemic, and was rapidly brought under control by quarantine-type measures when belatedly applied.
    Subsequent significant minor outbreaks were largely the result of public officials arbitrarily making exemptions to quarantine and border protection rules.
    The Australian lockdown was the kind of unreasonable and arbitrary face-saving virtue-signal expected in an Idiocracy.

  42. Diogenes

    Living as I do deep inside Dannograd, I know of no-one who has it or has had it, despite the fact that I know at least half a dozen (all over 80) who have been tested for various reasons. Neither my GP, nor various specialists I know, nor my (nearly 90) parents’ GP has seen any case at all.

    Mrs Ds 70yo aunt had it, but was on the Nevada side of lake tahoe when she did. As no good deed goes unpunished, she caught it of a friend from SFO, who she, and her hubby, allowed to stay for 2 weeks as they were between houses. Friend was asymptomatic, hubby never tested positive, but aunty said she had a sore throat and a “i thought i was going to die headache” for a bit over a week.

  43. Megan

    Here are some other percentages to explain Victoria. Ten % of the population have an IQ of below 83 . 83 is the lowest IQ the USA army will take as recruits as below this a person is incompetent . My guess is that they all live in Vic

    There’s at least one Numberskull aspiring to 83% in Toowoomba. Never going to get there. Sad little dummy and has clearly proved the Idiocracy theory of dumb reproduction correct.

  44. Frank

    Ten % of the population have an IQ of below 83 .

    Not far off the Greens constituency in size though I was more inclined to view that particular cohort as being the aggregation of the the cluster B personality disorders.

  45. Squirrel

    Amidst the ullulation over today’s “savage cuts” Our ABC still found time to report that any little problems in Utopia on The Yarra are all the fault of the Morrison government for ignoring calls to “engage” with multicultural communities over the virus.

    So it seems that a State government which can engage in branch stacking in ethnic communities on an industrial scale has no responsibility to communicate minor details like (supposedly) life and death health messages to the same communities.

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