Some random thoughts about the rush to shutdown so many businesses in this country

Today at work since I had nothing to do, I started thinking about this pandemic and how quick it has been for local and state governments to shut down our economy and our freedoms.

(Side note: Our city building is closed to the public so it’s just employees. My boss is doing the AM shift and I’m working my regular afternoon shift so we aren’t in the office together. We are practicing that “social distancing.”)

Why is it NOW that we have had such a dramatic reaction to the Wuhan virus? Is it really going to be much worse than SARS, MERS or any other virus we’ve faced throughout the world? Are we going to end up with thousands of deaths like Italy? Has the media hysteria frightened people to panic?

I guess the “experts” know best by ordering “shelter in place” and the shutdown of thousands and thousands of businesses. Why can’t we just quarantine the most vulnerable (except the homeless and inmates, of course), postpone large public gatherings, and recommend some higher level of hygiene?

It is understandable that we need to be aware of the public’s safety and control this virus yet are we not a country with inherent freedoms such as economic pursuit and that of movement?

There’s risk and reward for living a life of freedom and I’m wondering if the risk of shutting down our economy is worth more than the anticipated reward (“flattening the curve”).

In America, you are free to pursue the job of your dreams or start your own business. Imagine the government comes in and demands to shut down your employer or business for public safety. You are now forcibly being robbed of your economic freedoms. Does that not make you some form of an economic slave of the government?

You can’t shut down businesses and expect them to re-open with their regular customers. Those customers have now lost their jobs and will not have any disposable income to spend once the economy is back open for business. That “social distancing” will be long gone when unemployment has reached massive levels.

The “shelter in place” order also has an effect on our freedom to move throughout this country. What will be the psychological and future effects on our interpretation of “freedom of movement” when this finally comes to an end? How many people will suffer depression during their self quarantine and end up costing thousands in the medical field or commit suicide?

I also believe this reaction sets a bad example for our enemies who want to inflict some form of bioterrorism upon us. They now know how easy it would be to cause a panic and economic shutdown of this country. Just. Like. That.

Just some of my random thoughts. There are many differing opinions as to how best to handle this and I am no expert on this, by any means. I just have a terrible feeling that the coming economic result of this is going to be devastating for many, many Americans. Only time will tell if the reaction offered more reward than risk.

DCG

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Steven Broiles
7 months ago

As with everything else, this pandemic is a beta test that will allow the central banks and their Rosenkrantz’s and Guildenstern’s, the governments and corporations, to determine exactly what they can get away with, how far they can push us.

We are about to live out the Malthusian paradigm of culling the herd, and next year it will be another virus, another bioweapon, another 9/11. Do eveything you can to stay alive, because we are about to live through the hellscape described in Scripture, and I’m not kidding.

The New World Order is here, and they’ve bought hell with them!!!

Marlin Savage
Marlin Savage
7 months ago

https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/item/35231-are-americans-and-trump-being-manipulated-with-chicken-little-coronavirus-fears The New American Monday, 23 March 2020 Are Americans, and Trump, being Manipulated With Chicken Little, Coronavirus Fears? Written by Selwyn Duke President Trump never actually said the Wuhan flu was a “hoax,” and it certainly isn’t in the sense that there is a virus officially known as “SARS-CoV-2” circulating among world populations. Yet a large number of observers believe that an aspect of this situation is in the nature of a hoax; that is, the reaction — or, some would say, overreaction — to it. The mainstream media are certainly having a field day. Wuhan flu worries certainly… Read more »

Tom
Tom
7 months ago

There’s some talk about getting people off the street while they install “5G”. That is technology that will basically be used to track everybody. There’s something interesting information out there in regards to this topic

D D
D D
7 months ago

there is NO NORMAL to return to…EVEN if some businesses re open…many will not or can not….and the people in this country are even more divided then 2 months ago……..as the trashing of Trump runs 24/7 as before the ‘Chinese flu’….the ONLY thing that has NOT changed and will NOT change are PELOSI AND SCHUMER…they are the true enemies of this country…..and ALL of its citizens….look and see IF you are even included in their ‘Plan to help Americans affected by the covid-19’….YOU will not be in their thoughts or legislation….just around so they can get you to vote for… Read more »

Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu
6 months ago
Reply to  D D

Bravo! Very well stated.

Kevin J Lankford
Kevin J Lankford
7 months ago

Never would have thought it would be so easy to shut down a whole nation, at least not the U.S., with false, unsubstantiated, fears.

But I don’t thing the true U.S. Citizens are going to tolerate it for too much longer.

CalGirl
CalGirl
7 months ago
Reply to  DCG

ESP….the CHINESE…they do NOT need a nuclear bomb or interfering man-made military islands in the sea to stop our economy dead—all they have to do is to NOT cooperate with the “next” virus coming out of their depths (this is where we get our germs to develop the next year’s flu virus shot—Year after Year!)….and we are economically dead in the water. Why didn’t they think of this sooner? Was this a viral response to Trump’s hard line on their trade balance? HMMMM….seems in the running to be “likely.” They have MILLIONS of lives to sacrifice and will do so… Read more »

Jsh
Jsh
7 months ago

Benefits the big corporations, as millions of little businesses are closed up.

Glenn Turner
Glenn Turner
7 months ago

I am a prophet of doom. Read on if you dare. Read the communist manifesto if you haven’t, it explains the philosophy of many of our politicians. The government is run by utopian megalomaniacs–aka the deep state, the swamp. 1. The Governors of many states declared an emergency in their state due to a virus, called an epidemic. However, this virus is less dangerous than the seasonal flu! But people are deceived by the emergency. 2. In California, for instance, Governor Newsom declared such an emergency. Now the Governor has dictatorial powers. 3. I repeat, NOW THE GOVERNOR HAS DICTATORIAL… Read more »

truckjunkie
truckjunkie
7 months ago
Reply to  Glenn Turner

I have NO interest in DOOM. Go ahead and feed your ulcer.

Joseph Magil
Joseph Magil
7 months ago
Reply to  DCG

This is so we can’t resist the military clamp down. They’re already mobilizing artillery. We The People are now the enemy.

Lou Minati
Lou Minati
7 months ago
Reply to  DCG

C’mon, man! You’re smarter than that! This is simply an end-around the 2A. What gives Wake County the right to, in effect, suspend the Constitution? Answer: Nothing. Nobody. Does no one see where this is headed? Does no one see that [they] know where this is headed? Here’s my advice. If you have a gun permit of any sort, stock up on all the guns and ammunition you can get your hands on. Those who want guns and ammo but are being stonewalled will gladly pay you fair market value. The people in the middle getting red-pilled… they are your… Read more »

Joseph Magil
Joseph Magil
7 months ago
Reply to  Lou Minati

I think it’s very likely that we will soon end up with a new constitution. The Fed is buying up corporate debt and insisting on being included in corporate governance. This is the birth of a new national socialist type of system. The America we knew up until a few days ago is now officially history.

CogitoErgoSumantra
CogitoErgoSumantra
7 months ago
Reply to  DCG

The progressive states are also now pushing strongly for a repeal of the electoral college… it’s the only way they can finally take over the federal government for good. Probably also end up renaming the central states “flyover territory”, with just two senators total to represent us.

I *have* mentioned, in the past year, that a civil war is coming, right? Possibly very soon. I just didn’t see *this* coming — the virus scare and how successfully it would be handled (not the virus, the scare).

CogitoErgoSumantra
CogitoErgoSumantra
7 months ago

Some states wanting the electoral college gone: WA, OR, CA; NM, CO; IL; NY, NJ, MD, DC, VA, MA, VT, HI, and (I believe) DE. They represent 196 electoral votes. ALL voted for Hillary in 2016. A big proponent of the idea? Eric Holder. To get around needing a Constitutional Amendment, they’ve formed a “popular vote inter-state compact”, where such states give their electoral votes to the winner of the *national* popular vote, regardless of their own state’s popular vote! A presidential election could theoretically be won with just 20 major cities (out of 35,000) who have the majority of… Read more »

CogitoErgoSumantra
CogitoErgoSumantra
7 months ago
Reply to  DCG

Sorry, it was on my facebook news feed; had to google it – and I may have some of the states wrong; bigger map looks like MA is not in there, but CT is; maybe RI too?

https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2020/march/as-blue-states-push-to-abolish-electoral-college-critics-warn-you-would-have-violence

CogitoErgoSumantra
CogitoErgoSumantra
7 months ago
Reply to  DCG

I also had just wondered if even Soros has the money and power to pull it off. I seriously doubt it. Certainly Bloomburg and his tens of Billions couldn’t even get him the Dem nomination for PotUS… I think it’s more likely the powers that run things behind the scenes… “TPTB”. Or the Anti-Christ, of course… the beast, his plagues & pestilences, wars and rumors, etc., nation v. nation. It’s all there. I kinda don’t think China was in charge, or why would they blame the U.S. military? Unless just trying to deflect. But they did pull strings with WHO… Read more »

truckjunkie
truckjunkie
7 months ago
Reply to  DCG

It’s the time to take back our Constitution,reclaim our Constitutional Rights by utilizing them as they were WRITTEN by the Founders of our Country. Not just the Second Amendment,but ANY RIGHT SPECIFIED IN OUR FOUNDING DOCUMENTS.

Joseph Magil
Joseph Magil
7 months ago

This was all planned:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-22/fed-s-bullard-says-u-s-jobless-rate-may-soar-to-30-in-2q

HERE IS THE SMOKING GUN. From the mouths of Mr. CIA himself and an obviously pissed Trump. It’s an “exercise” that has gone “live,” and Trump wasn’t in on it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKatRD69WUo

michael savell
michael savell
7 months ago

We are used to “bad news” days here in the UK,what trick is going to be pulled on us while we are safely locked up in our own homes?The mainstream tv tells us nothing unless the Government tell it that it can and,as in the USA big pharma will soon be taking charge of pills that we used to be given daily in the army in hot regions but which,it seems suppliers have completely run out of,namely Paludrine which costs only a few cents.No prizes for guessing how much big pharmas pills will cost. There is a rumour that the… Read more »

CalGirl
CalGirl
7 months ago
Reply to  michael savell

We will never ditch the dollar in or from the USA..RU kidding? We will NEVER surrender our economic supremacy in the world..& esp. while we have Trump at the helm. Look to Trump briefings on any USA media to tell you what will happen with your 2-fold anti-cornoavirus dosageses when/if diagnosed. Of course, he will call for “America First” but…your Prime Minister can meet/negotiate…just a plebeian thought.

Ziggy
Ziggy
7 months ago

DCG, I agree with your thoughts. Not sure if anyone here is still buying into Qanon, but I enjoyed this possible decode by Dr. Russell McGregor: 1) MIRROR 3.11 – START (once 11.3 verifies as first marker) 3.12 – first day of 30 (“Done in 30”.) 3.16 – 15 Days to slow the spread ([15]) 3.17 – first day of 15 3.31 – last day of 15 4.1 – first day of (The 10 days, darkness) 4.10.20 – last day of 10 Days of Darkness – ([30]) 2) MIRROR continued 4.11 – first day of light and end of shutdown… Read more »

truckjunkie
truckjunkie
7 months ago

“Why can’t we just quarantine the most vulnerable (except the homeless and inmates, of course), postpone large public gatherings, and recommend some higher level of hygiene?” I’ve been wondering why this TRUE “common sense” (Dumbocrats are SO FOND of that phrase,which,as used by THEM is invariably the absolute OPPOSITE of common sense.) approach hasn’t been used. I can only lay this-lock,stock and barrel,at the feet of the DemoSocialists,who want nothing less than to destroy America and the President who would SAVE her. Why then,can’t we look at this as a CRIMINAL act,this collusion between the Domestic Terrorist Organization DNC and… Read more »

Lou Minati
Lou Minati
6 months ago

One final comment. Yesterday President Trump said he’d like to have the economy restarted (people back to work) by Easter. Yesterday was 3-24-20. Good Friday is 4-10-20, and DJT = 4 10 20. How many days between 3-24 and 4-10? What do you know… 17! 17 = Q.

Coincidence? There are no coincidences.

TrailDust
Admin
6 months ago

Thanks DCG.

Cinderella Broom
Editor
6 months ago

I’m still having trouble believing this virus is real; if it is, indeed, real, it is not going to put much of a dent in the world population. Something else will likely do that. But this one just seems like a ploy to wreck the economy and bring in the NWO monetary system, as Steve Broiles implies in his comment. I mean, do you actually KNOW anyone who has died from COVID? Perhaps you know someone who knows someone, etc., a la Sandy Hook. Like Tom, I have been hearing about the shutdown being used as a way to install… Read more »

Cinderella Broom
Editor
6 months ago

Interesting “quarantine program” job at the CDC..

https://jobs.cdc.gov/job/dallas/public-health-advisor-quarantine-program/250/14136286

Note the posting date.