Saturday, March 7, 2020

Panic Mongering Idiocy

"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me."
Psalm 23:4

By now now you've heard about #Sx being cancelled:  This is one of the dumbest-assed overreactions in ages.

Panic sells.  Media business models are based upon hysteria.  That's why they've been shoving this down our throats the past couple weeks.

But that doesn't excuse our local "leaders" from caving to it.

Who remembers "Ebola in Dallas" from 2014?!?  Exactly.  You don't remember it because the whole thing blew over in a month.  The same thing's going to happen here.

The great raging irony, of course, is that there probably are genuine threats to public health (*) in Austin.  They come from the festering homeless population.  Yet the same so-called "leaders" currently running around like chickens with their heads cut off won't change that insanity.

Don't get us started on traffic fatalities.

Bottom Line:  Hysteria wins.


* - Those threats are, likewise, probably somewhat exaggerated.  The real issue with our skyrocketing homeless population is the increase in petty crime.  But the basic point about that being a real problem, as opposed to this overhyped nonsense, stands.

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