Thursday, March 19, 2020

Wuhandromeda Strain Edition One

So it's war, is it?

Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures.

This novel virus out of china isn't the threat.

Viruses invade the body and take over cells, turning them into virus replication factories. If you are reasonably healthy, reasonably fit, reasonably well nourished, and have a reasonably well functioning immune system, your body will fight off the virus and vanquish it. During the process of fighting off the infection you'll get "sick" with all the symptoms of a bad viral upper respiratory infection, or Viral URI. In the process your immune system will learn how to instantly identify the virus and immediately kill it in the future. Once you've defeated the illness your defenses will be henceforth fully prepared and future bouts and the virus will be more easily defeated. You might not even notice. Getting over the first infection is the key. In nearly all cases, healthy people will survive.

If you are not equipped with a reasonably robust immune system and are not fit, healthy, and nourished, the virus may represent your own private Reaper.

This is an absolute fact of lizard-ape life. We are mortal, and if accident, cancer, heart attack, stroke, organ failure, or a host of other maladies don't get you, disease will eventually deanimate your corporeal corpus.

The Wuhan virus or COVID-19 is not a "Wildfire Event" as portrayed in Crichton's The Andromeda Strain. It's a normal terrestrial virus. Could it significantly depopulate the planet? Sure. Anything is possible. Is that outcome anything approaching probable? Of course not. It's a threat to individuals, and if your body cannot fight it off you will probably succumb if you catch it. It's exactly the same threat we all face each and every day.

But the Wuhandromeda Strain is not the real threat. Not to the 99.99+ percent of us who will survive. The real threat is that our elected representatives and massive self-licking ice cream of a government -- from the top down -- will from their interconnected D.C./Mediaplex bubble decide to destroy the Constitution and destroy America. They are working feverishly to do so. To paraphrase an immortal soldier trying to cope with impossible orders, they will try as hard as they can to destroy the Nation in order to save it.

This nation does not need artificial bailouts of phantom money to prop up special interests. Handouts of back room-printed money to "get you by" are a poisoned apple, designed to keep your eye on the promise of more luscious fruit while feral ape-lizards savage the Constitution in the name of "saving granny," and of course, "saving the planet" from climate change and a list of other fake monsters.

And of course it's not a planned and conscious conspiracy to destroy the nation. It's just what governments do; amass control and power and grow themselves like cancer.

For the Republic to survive, Americans need to suck it up and drive on, ignore venom-laden handouts, and put a stop to the transfer of unimaginable wealth to the government and those "too big to fail" entities which survive by parasitically sucking on the big sow's teats.

As individuals and in aggregate this Nation needs to get tough and navigate a self-imposed hardship, then act as a national immune system to save the Constitution and destroy the parasites and disease presently besieging it.

Or not.

We're all gonna die, it's the nature of life. Are we going to spend ourselves in a worthy cause or die with the cold and timid souls of failed ape-lizards? *

I'm pretty sure what nearly the entirety of my generation will do. Here's hoping the Millennials and Gen Zed pull the Nations chestnuts out of the self-immolation of deadly indifference and disgusting egocentrism.

But me no buts. Suck it up, drive on, support and defend the constitution of the United States of America.

Be well and embrace the blessings of liberty.


  1. Well said. I hope President Trump will resist the extremists. Faint hope?

    1. So long as breath is drawn, hope remains. The beautiful tale of Pandora lays this fact out perfectly. If Americans place their hope in a dear leader, then America is firetrucked. Americans are what makes America live and breathe and do great stuff. Americans do or do not by their daily, personal actions.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting WSF!

  2. I mostly echo WSF; I, however, have a bit more hope that the President will do the right things.

    Thanks for the post.
    Paul L. Quandt

    1. There are no great men, only men. To find the path forward each and every American needs to look no farther than the mirror. Suck it up and drive on isn't for "them," it's for me. Those dead Marines in the surf of Betio Atoll knew that.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting Paul!

    2. DJT may not be a great man, but he is the man we need where he is, in my NSHO.


    3. What the nation and indeed the president (any president) actually needs is for Americans to have his back by being the kind of Americans who put support and defense of the Constitution ahead of personal comfort, ideology, and political leanings. Americans who will do their level best to be honest, open minded, look for and weigh actual factual information, and proceed according to their practiced and foundational principles.

      Not all citizens of the nation, certainly, but enough Americans to hold the Republic. What does enough look like? There's a good chance we'll find out.

  3. I don't normally comment (casual but regular reader)...but can't resist the opportunity. Interesting commentary and comments in response.I choose to not enter a political debate here (I can't change your view/position nor can you mine).

    But having said that...DJT is NOT a "wartime leader" as he professes to be. Let's look back at history and review and see who the real leaders were. He ain't one.
    Sorry, couldn't help myself.
    If all else fails, stock up on semiautomatic and automatic firearms and be surely stockpile more ammunition.

    1. The wartime leader isn't very important. The American citizen (as opposed to citizens who just happen to live here) is important.

  4. I take my responsibility as an American citizen very seriously. I vote. When appropriate I become involved with local and state issues...not so much federal (why try?), And so it goes.