Tuesday 30 June 2020
"Flattening the curve" - What happens when a lie has served its purpose?
Do you remember back in the olden days - way, way back so long ago that hardly anyone can recall it - I mean in March-April 2020. Well children, in those dark ages, everyone in the world thought that the most important thing in the world was "flattening the curve" of the birdemic.
It was so important that we needed an international totalitarian coup to impose a worldwide 'lockdown' (just like in a prison! Ha Ha!) and 'social distancing' (so that each person was locked into his-own prison).
But Not To Worry because it was only to flatten the curve, nasty perhaps - but only temporary, just for a few weeks; and when that darned curve had been good and flattened - it would be 'back to normal' with just the memory of a 'V-shaped depression' of GDP in the history books to remind us of those quaint days of solitary confinement.
So now we know that it was all true, all necessary; and can thank from our hearts our honest and well-motivated rulers that we have been saved from a new plague with bodies piled in the streets (as evidenced by what happened to the few places that did not fully lock-down-social-distance).
And we can approach the future with confidence that our Establishment in government, the mass media and all the rest of it, have now proven themselves to be worthy of our unlimited attention, absolute belief, and trusting obedience.
Which is why The Powers have utterly (and with relief) undone their vast systems of micro-surveillance and omni-control. Unsurprising, then, that nobody ever mentions flattening curves anymore.