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  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 7:16 am on July 17, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , , Donald Trump, , , Jair Bolsonaro, , , , , quarantine, , Xi Jinping   

    Covid-19: India’s First Milestone 

    I didn’t really want to type another Covid-19 post. But one of the world’s alleged superpowers just crossed 1 Million cases of Covid-19. I think that deserves a post on it’s own merit.
    Congratulations to the most densely populated country on the planet.
    A few months ago, I’d predicted at least 300M cases in India. Now, I’m no astrologer, but for every Millionth milestone that India, and any other country reaches, I will push out, at the bare minimum, a post acknowledging the numbers.

    And before anyone calls me a hater, perhaps they should focus on the people who are actually to blame – the governments and the people spreading the virus.

    How do you achieve the feat of hitting 1M in mid-July from a few hundred cases in mid-March?
    It’s pretty simple actually. You take a nation full of self-absorbed morons who only care about their status and looking good in front of others, and you combine that with the ultimate ignorance and arrogance that can only be surpassed by a Brazilian or an American. And of course, the Chinese, except that the Chinese have mastered the art of lies, deception, murder and betrayal as well.
    The Chinese government led by Xi Jinping, is actually so dangerous, that they killed all the doctors, nurses, journalists and activists who leaked evidence regarding the Coronavirus when the Wuhan epidemic was initially discovered.

    If a pandemic consumes a nation, who is to blame?

    I believe the people are to blame. It’s the citizens who are to blame. Not all citizens, but the majority of them will directly, or indirectly, have contributed in some way or form to the spread of the pandemic.
    So the majority of people have nobody to blame but themselves.

    India is a third world country. And it doesn’t look like that’s going to change any time soon.
    Of the 1.3 Billion people, how many of them are wearing masks, isolating themselves and socially distancing themselves at home, on the streets, and at work?

    There are a lot of Indians walking on the streets without a mask on because they think they’re invincible to the Covid-19. These people think they’ve got some kind of superpowers or something.
    Reminds me of one recently deceased ISKCON sannyasi from Mayapur, India, who went to Florida during the pandemic on June 3rd, where he of course, contracted the Covid-19 and later died from it.
    Then there’s another Sannyasi in Europe who inspired devotees to gather in the temple and chant the Hare Krsna maha mantra during the pandemic.

    I think both the Indians and Brazilians have a lot in common when it comes to ignorance and arrogance.
    Perhaps the Americans aren’t too smart either since they thought it was okay to protest in large crowds but totally not okay to go to the gym during a pandemic.

    Does anyone still remember the leaked CCTV clips of various Chinese people spitting on elevators and spitting on their hands and rubbing them on door handles and so on?
    I’ve got a bunch of those videos stored somewhere so when the next ignorant moron comes and calls me racist or a hater, I can slam the evidence on them.

    The citizens elect the politicians. The politicians make policies that affect the nation.
    And if we have a look at the leaders of these nations, it is a sorry sight indeed.

    The best that Brazil could come up with is Jair Bolsonaro. That is the cream of Brazil. Jair Bolsonaro is the best Brazilian of all the Brazilians.
    This is what the entire nation of Brazil could come up with during their elections. They elected this fool. They voted him in. And look what’s happened to Brazil now. They’re close to 2M cases now. While the Indians celebrate their first M, Brazil is about to grab it’s second.
    And how did that happen? An absolute fool was the chosen leader of a great nation, he completely disregarded health experts, and now he’s down with the Chinese flu.
    Does anyone feel sorry for Jair Bolsonaro? Anyone?
    Someone send him a “Get well soon” card maybe?

    Then you have Trump, the greatest American of all Americans. Donald Trump defines the new generation of Americans. Long gone are the well-spoken, thoughtful, insightful, wise, respected leaders of the world’s greatest nation. Now you have a fool who gets mocked by every other American citizen on social media.
    And who elected this guy? Jehovah? Jesus Christ?
    Oh no! It was the people, the great American citizens who somehow wanted to make an already great nation great. How do they do that? How do you make a great thing great?

    The media doesn’t respect Trump. The politicians don’t respect Trump. Even the little kids don’t respect Trump.

    What good is a leader who isn’t respected by anybody?
    And I think leadership is about respect. One quality of a great leader is that everyone respect him. Not fear, but respect.

    Xi Jinping is not a respected leader. Xi is a feared leader. If you call him a fat ugly bear, he’ll get you killed. If you call him an incompetent moron who betrays his own nation, you might have to remain in hiding your entire life.
    That’s not respect. That’s fear, driven by cruelty. And it only lasts long enough to build indignition and rebellion that results in a bloody coup.

    If you wait for a dictator to grow invincible, you’ll never be able to get rid of him.
    The Chinese waited for too long, and now they’re paying the price of their laziness by kissing Jinping’s hairy butt on Wechat and watching the Chinese government’s propaganda on TV all day.
    Perhaps the Chinese could import a few dozen balls from the HongKong protestors before those become extinct too.

    Narendra Modi is on the way to culling India as well. And if the Indians don’t wake up now, they might end up losing their balls just like the Chinese did.
    There’s enough censorship on the Indian internet. I don’t know if Modi picked up a few tips from his Chinese neighbor’s walled garden, but it looks like the Indians don’t care about freedom anyway.

    And now that I’m discussing Modi, this is the guy who locked down the nation when there were a few hundred cases, and then reopened the nation when there were several thousand new cases daily.
    This man had no strategy going in. And he had no strategy coming out of the lockdown.
    And all these guidelines issued by the health ministry held as much value as a donkey’s balls does to a squirrel.

    However, Modi isn’t as dumb as Bolsonaro. Neither is he going senile like the silver-spooned Trump.
    In terms of intelligence, Modi is comparable to Vladimir Putin. The man knows how to survive and stay in power.
    But he knows that a third world country could never survive a long period of lockdown. So he pulled a genius move and let the country open up, leaving the people to fend for themselves. In this way, people can neither blame Modi if they caught the Coronavirus, nor could they blame him if they stayed home and became broke.

    Since the Covid-19 has been on the news since January, I’m beginning to think that it’s serving a purpose here. Quite clearly everybody is aware of the virus at this point. People are aware of how the virus spreads, and they are aware of how they can protect themselves.
    So, if somebody gets infected by the Covid-19, it raises the question – How?
    How did someone get infected by the Covid-19 if they had been taking all precautions?
    And if somebody is found infected due to negligence of the safety measures, then perhaps it’s time to rename to Covid-19 to the Stupid virus; if you catch it, you must have done something stupid.

    Does anyone remember back in March, when all the governments and various health organizations were insisting that masks don’t work? Does anyone remember health experts recommending healthy people NOT to wear masks unless they were tending to an infected patient?
    The official narrative keeps changing.
    Every day, doctors, researchers and scientists are discovering something new about the Covid-19. So officially, there is no concrete information available on how dangerous the virus is.

     
  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 7:17 pm on July 2, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , , quarantine,   

    Self-Isolation: The Road Ahead 

    It’s been 11 weeks since the lockdown begun. And while the majority of the country has opened up, I chose to remain in isolation.

    I went to the temple earlier this week, just to check things out, see how everybody’s doing, and get a feel for what lies ahead.

    It appears to me that I will have to remain in self-isolation for the remainder of this year. A part of me had seen this coming, but a part of me wasn’t prepared for the foreseeable future.

    I knew this pandemic wasn’t going to go away in a month or two. And I knew from the very beginning about the number of casualties this pandemic would claim. I had made my predictions and published them for the record. Two months ago, I’d been talking about a daily record of 50K+ new cases in my geographical region. I said I was waiting for it, and I said it was going to happen. It was inevitable, just like the sun rises every morning, the Covid-19 cases would rise to 50K+ in a day. And while my geographical region hasn’t seen that rise yet, the US has made the record. 1st July 2020, 51,097 new cases in the US alone.

    A lot has changed within the last two months. The world went from fear of the Coronavirus to completely disregarding any safety precautions against the virus. I don’t want to get into the details of who did what and why they did it. The bottom line is this: people did stupid things, and they were rewarded with the appropriate results.

    I must say, I’ve lost the feeling of sympathy that I used to have toward people; well, most of it anyway. I’ve seen people make a lot of stupid and reckless choices during the pandemic. I believe a lot of people had the option to educate themselves about the Covid-19 during the initial hit in China. But I don’t think they did. I’m not sure if people think they’re immune to the virus, or if their sheer ignorance and arrogance makes them think they won’t catch it.

    And this is personal. Just like the black people know if they don’t speak out against police brutality, their friends, family and even they could end up facing police brutality.

    I know if people don’t stop acting reckless and isolate themselves, pretty soon, they’ll all be infected by the Covid-19. It’s just a matter of time before everyone around me gets infected, thus putting my health at risk.

    I don’t want to get infected by the Coronavirus. I don’t want to suffer. I don’t want to experience any health problems. I just want to be healthy and live my life. I’ve had my share of suffering in the past. I’d rather not go through it again. And if some moron thinks that they can just go about acting the fool and get infected, and then come around and pass the infection to me, then they have no idea what a man can do for survival.

    My survival instincts are much higher than the average guy. I can sense the danger before I see it. I plan things meticulously. I want to make this clear: when everybody’s dead and gone, I’m going to be around to live my life the way I wanted to. If anybody wants to outlive this pandemic, they’ll have to be really smart about it.

    Recently, a video surfaced showing a Covid-19 response team throwing dead bodies into a pit in India. This is who human beings really are, deep down inside. If you’re in India, you’ll just be tossed into a burial pit along with a dozen other folks. If you’re in New York, you’ll be left lying in a refrigerated truck for months. And if you’re in Ecuador, you’ll just be abandoned in the middle of the streets. What’s going on in Brazil? How are they dealing with 1000 dead in a single day? I don’t know. But I will look into it.

    I’ve stopped digging deep into the Covid-19 events for the past few weeks. Hell, I haven’t visited Liveleak in a while. There’s just too much dehumanizing content out there. It becomes hard to digest everything going on across the globe at once.

    This post was supposed to be about me. But as usual, I got sidetracked into other things. Anyway, the plan is this: I’ve been stuck alone for 11 weeks and counting. My time hasn’t really been that productive during this period. With all the events going on, I’ve lost my mental focus on getting productive work done. So here’s my new goal: Post at least one article daily, start posting videos on Peertube, and make use of the fediverse accounts, which, quite frankly, have been lying dormant because I’ve just been too lazy to begin using social media again. Once I begin doing something, it’s easier to continue the journey. The difficulty lies in getting started.

    The thing about me is – I don’t want to waste my time blabbering nonsense on the internet. I want to put meaningful content out there; something to ponder on. Everything I post on the internet has to make sense. It has to have a purpose. At the very least, I want my viewers to learn something new, or get new ideas from it.

    There’s no doubt that writing has always been therapeutic for me. Loners like me either have to write, or engage in some physical activity to keep their minds healthy. Otherwise the lack of human contact starts to have an adverse effect.

     
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