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Yet another weird SF fan

Monday, August 31, 2020

Pascal Was Right!

According to Blaise Pascal:

All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room.
One of the effects of the lockdowns and the social distancing is that when people are sufficiently bored, they'll join pointless demonstrations and some will even do recreational looting.

Another effect is that people are using enough drugs for collectivism to make sense to them.

Yet another possible effect is that social distancing guidelines are simply ignored on the re-opening campuses.

Annoying COVID Takes

The most annoying COVID takes found on the Right:

  1. The belief that the hysteria is being driven by the Left.
  2. The belief that “nuking the curve” is a matter of “moving the goalposts.“
  3. The belief that this is unprecedented.
  4. The belief that wearing masks is an intolerable imposition.
  5. The belief that masks both promote panic and give a false sense of security.
  6. The belief that masks both obstruct oxygen and allow viruses.
  7. The belief that dense neighborhoods are the problem.
  8. The belief that this crisis is an argument for autarky.

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