Opinion: As the ‘Ukraine Crisis’ Replaces ‘Covid Hysteria,’ What Now?

No, this is not a critique on whether or not covid-19 is ‘real’ or ‘deadly.’ But questions do remain regarding the level of hysteria that we have been subjected to for the last two years.

15 February 2022 | James Porteous | ClipperMedia

No, this is not a critique on whether or not covid-19 is ‘real’ or ‘deadly.’

There is no debate. We have seen the results.

Having said that, questions do remain regarding the level of hysteria that we have been subjected to for the last two years.

Was it a case of media and government manipulation?

Of course it was. The way we know this is that after two long years of 24/7 covid, it has suddenly fallen off the front pages, only to be replaced by the ‘next’ crisis, Ukraine and Russia.

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And no, we have no idea what is fact or what is fiction in this ‘story’ but we do know that, as far as covid is concerned, the only difference from yesterday and today is that we are on our own.

But isn’t that what people have been calling for, the freedom to fight the pandemic in any manner they thought appropriate?

Well, here is our chance to do just that.

In short, we can do what many of us have been doing from the beginning -wearing a mask and keeping some distance in close quarters.

If you feel that is infringing on your ‘freedom,’ fine. Don’t do it.

If you would rather be safe than sorry, why the hell not do it.

For now.

Clearly, we will have to revisit the situation in April and then perhaps again in May, but until then, nothing really changes. Anywhere.

So we’ll be careful and otherwise sit back and wait to see whether the Ukraine Crisis has legs or if it will soon be replaced by a new 24/7 Crisis.

The good news – we will see it coming next time. And -as usual- we will know where it is coming from.

And it also means we can finally call an end to the two-year moratorium on expressing any thoughts or opinions that might irk the endless and irksome moaning and groaning from the citizens of Twitterville. Seriously. Enough is enough.

“There’s an old saying in Tennessee — I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can’t get fooled again.”

James Porteous

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