Bill 105, Covid-19, Cultist, debt ceiling, Francisco Goya, Loi 105, Pandemic, The Sleep of Reason
I have used the above image several times. It is Goya’s 43rd print in his series of 80 prints entitled Los Caprichos. It is a fine illustration of cultism and extremism.
The Debt Ceiling
I will be writing about Covid-19. Cases are numerous and given the number of individuals who are contracting Covid-19, we are looking at the harm anti-vaxxers are causing, including self-harm. Reason has fallen asleep. Let us first look at the need to raise the US debt ceiling.
Some of my readers may not have understood a reference to the debt ceiling. It applies to the economy of the United States. This subject is both difficult and easy to understand. Superficially, it goes as follows. If the United States does not raise its debt ceiling, it is proving that it hasn’t enough money to pay its debts. If it does not raise the debt ceiling, it can no longer borrow money and it loses the confidence of investors, the stock market. If investors do not invest, and the United States cannot borrow money, a recession, if not a “crash,” is unavoidable. The pandemic has been very costly, which means that the debt is high, and that the debt ceiling must be raised. A nation cannot put aside its economy. The following article contains a little drawing that may be helpful.
At this point, the Republicans (Mr Trump’s party) are suggesting that they may not allow the Biden administration to raise the debt ceiling. It’s a nasty game. If the Republican party prevents the United States from raising its debt ceiling, everyone would be hurt, including the Republicans and our global economy. Therefore, in a comment, I used the expression “to cut your nose off to spite your face,” which means that Republicans would hurt themselves in an attempt to hurt the Democrats. Therefore, sanity and plain common sense dictate a rise in the debt ceiling. One must cultivate a conciliatory spirit.
Manifestations antivaccins: Québec adopte à toute vapeur le projet de loi 105 (msn.com)
MSN Actualités | Actualité du Québec, actualité de Montréal, MSN Canada
Quebec rapidly passes ban on COVID-19-related protests near schools, hospitals (msn.com
Quebec records 795 new COVID-19 cases, five more deaths (msn.com)
Similarly, sanity dictates vaccination. People who are not vaccinated are at risk and these unvaccinated individuals are probably cultists. Tens of thousands will die and the dead will soon be anti-vaccination militants. We are no longer looking at unvaccinated individuals who were neglectful. If they have lost a dear-one in the Pandemic, these persons may be convinced to be vaccinated. Cultists will not. They do not believe in Covid-19 and think the vaccine will poison them. If one tries to persuade them that Covid kills and that the vaccine is “adequate” protection, cultists will dig in their heels. Cultists do not think. They do not use “reason.”
There is plentiful evidence that millions have died globally. Moreover, there is plentiful evidence that following sanitary rules and vaccination provide “adequate” protection. President Biden and Dr Fauci have not died. Nor have the people living in this building. They have followed the rules and most, if not all, have been vaccinated.
So, yesterday, Quebec passed a law prohibiting demonstrations by anti-vaxxers and by Covid related activists near schools or near institutions where persons have not been vaccinated. They must keep 50 meters away. Initially, children did not contract the coronavirus. They are, therefore, the last to be vaccinated, hence Bill 105. If one cannot reason with someone else, a law is passed. Governments protect their endangered population. A person who sues the government for violating his or her freedom will lose. Yet, anti-vaxxers may sue. Under Bill 105, protestors will pay a fine, but they are not facing imprisonment. Not yet.
Covid-19 and its Variants: an alarming number of cases
After hearing that we were required to obtain a vaccine passport and that healthcare workers who were not vaccinated before 15 October 2021 would be replaced, I could see light at the end of the proverbial tunnel, but I now see darkness. Governments know how many have died of Covid-19, and they know that the vaccine is “adequate” protection. So, cultists are like Republicans contemplating not raising the debt ceiling. They may and will die to avoid death. Extremism is very dangerous.
Would that their defiance and plain arrogance did not boil down to anti-social behaviour. Cultists are not mere Doubting Thomases. As inferred above, doubting Thomases will be vaccinated if they lose a wife or a husband. I agree, some medications, including the vaccine, are potentially harmful. But the vaccine is all we have.
Once again, humans are proving that they are their own worst enemy. Not only are the unvaccinated cutting off their nose to spite their face, but they are causing others to contract the coronavirus, thereby making themselves agents of the virus, and worse… They themselves will suffer the death they wished to avoid: their own death.
Cultist | Definition of Cultist by Merriam-Webster
Everything you need to know about COVID-19 in Alberta on Wednesday, Sept. 22 | CBC NewsAlberta doctor under fire for spreading ‘completely false’ COVID-19 claims | CBC News
N.S. top doc says anti-vaxx video claiming girl’s heart stopped after vaccine is false | CBC News
Hospital protests pushing already exhausted staff to the brink, says Vancouver doctor | CBC Radio
Manque d’infirmières : Legault défend sa « petite révolution » (msn.com)
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24 September 2021
It is very clear: Republicans in Congress only care about scuttling the Biden administration. They are motivated purely by a desire to see Biden fail. That is their one modus operandi. The nation and its people be damned.
They are in thrall to a cult of personality that has unleashed their worst impulses. The lid is off their collective id.
It is also clear that they are the party of insurrectionists. wannabe tyrants and authoritarian rule. And they will mobilize the forces of unreason to achieve their objective: Minority rule by the most unfit.
They do want Biden out of the way. The assault on the Capitol was an insurrection. People died and policemen committed suicide. Donald Trump is already campaigning using slogans that are powerful but hollow. The humble pay the cost.
The sleep of reason indeed.
And how is that reason to be awakened given the sustained attack on learning and democracy I don’t know? But staying awake and doing our best is always an option for the individual who sees the issue and cares about more than the power and advantages of the few.
If anti-vaxxers are cultists, nothing can be done but pass laws, which seems outrageous. Common sense tells us that Covid-19 is a virus and that one gets the vaccine. Quebec will run out of health workers. The premier will make very good offers to get the nurses back. They are tired. They probably wonder why they must bring back to life people who invited the infection. Imagine the strain on health workers and on governments. People who have followed the rules have not been infected. The government has made everything easy and free. Some people do not think about the welfare of others.
There are so many lemmings dashing to the cliff edge
Thank you, Derrick. Covid-19 is now man made and children can be infected. Imagine health workers. In Quebec, health care workers will get excellent working conditions. Healthcare is free. It could be that non-vaccinated patients will have to pay part of the bill. A very large number of victims are unvaccinated. We should be thankful for the guidance we have received. People who have followed the rules have not been infected. It has been constant guidance. The first victims were the elderly living in residences. One of these homes, a private nursing home, is being investigated. It’s a horror story. The government had to ask the military to clean these places. It then trained a small army of healthworkers. We are lucky. Governments have guided us. Unfortunately, in the United States, Mr Trump and his Republicans want to harm Mr Biden. He is doing his best and the world knows. The US debt ceiling has to be raised. Between the pandemic and the evacuation of Afghanistan, expenses have been huge. The economy can be saved. Anti-vaxxers will die.
Stacie Amelia said:
I thank you Stacie. Reason has fallen asleep. We must be very alert. 🙂