The Worldwide Lockdown Is the Biggest Man-Made Culling Since the Great Leap Forward

The costliest conceit since Mao's unintented starvation of 45 million

“The truth is, like most of the elites, it is Barber who is “merely inconvenienced.” Indeed, the American battle today is between the merely inconvenienced and the rest of America.”

The idea that the worldwide lockdown of virtually every country other than Sweden may have been an enormous mistake strikes many — including world leaders, most scientists (especially health officials, doctors and epidemiologists), those who work in major news media, opinion writers in those media and the hundreds of millions, if not billions, of people who put their faith in these people — as so preposterous as to be immoral. Timothy Egan of The New York Times described Republicans who wish to enable their states to open up as “the party of death.”

But for those open to reading thoughts they may differ with, here is the case for why the worldwide lockdown is not only a mistake, but also possibly the worst mistake the world has ever made. And for those intellectually challenged by the English language and/or logic, “mistake” and “evil” are not synonyms. The lockdown is a mistake. The Holocaust, slavery, communism, fascism, etc., were evils. Massive mistakes are made by arrogant fools; massive evils are committed by evil people. [That’s questionable. Communists didn’t set out to create famines but that was the result.]

The forcible prevention of Americans from doing anything except what politicians deem “essential” has led to the worst economy in American history since the Great Depression of the 1930s. It is panic and hysteria, not the coronavirus that created this catastrophe. And the consequences in much of the world will be more horrible than in the United States.

The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) states that by the end of the year, more than 260 million people will face starvation — double last year’s figures. According to WFP Director David Beasley on April 21: “We could be looking at famine in about three-dozen countries … There is also a real danger that more people could potentially die from the economic impact of COVID-19 than from the virus itself” (italics added).

That would be enough to characterize the worldwide lockdown as a deathly error. But there is much more. If global gross domestic product (GDP) declines by 5%, another 147 million people could be plunged into extreme poverty, according to the International Food Policy Research Institute.

Foreign Policy magazine reports that, according to the International Monetary Fund, the global economy will shrink by 3% in 2020, marking the biggest downturn since the Great Depression, and the U.S., the eurozone and Japan will contract by 5.9%, 7.5% and 5.2%, respectively. Meanwhile, across South Asia, as of a month ago, tens of millions already were “struggling to put food on the table.” Again, all because of the lockdowns, not the virus.

In one particularly incomprehensible act, the government of India, a poor country of 1.3 billion people, locked down its people. As Quartz India reported on April 22, “Coronavirus has killed only around 700 Indians … a small number still compared to the 450,000 TB (tuberculosis) and 10,000-odd malaria deaths recorded every year.”

One of the thousands of unpaid garment workers protesting the lockdown in Bangladesh understands the situation better than almost any health official in the world: “We are starving. If we don’t have food in our stomach, what’s the use of observing this lockdown?” But concern for that Bangladeshi worker among the world’s elites seems nonexistent.

The lockdown is “possibly even more catastrophic (than the virus) in its outcome: the collapse of global food-supply systems and widespread human starvation” (italics added). That was published in the left-wing The Nation, which, nevertheless, enthusiastically supports lockdowns. But the American left cares as much about the millions of non-Americans reduced to hunger and starvation because of the lockdown as it does about the people of upstate New York who have no income, despite the minuscule number of coronavirus deaths there. Or about the citizens of Oregon, whose governor recently announced the state will remain locked down until July 6. As of this writing, a total of 109 people have died of the coronavirus in Oregon.

An example of how disinterested the left is in worldwide suffering is made abundantly clear in a front-page “prayer” by a left-wing Christian in the current issue of The Nation: “May we who are merely inconvenienced remember those whose lives are at stake.”

“Merely inconvenienced” is how Rev. William J. Barber II, a Protestant minister and president of the North Carolina National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) describes the tens of millions of Americans rendered destitute, not to mention the hundreds of millions around the world rendered not only penniless but hungry.

The truth is, like most of the elites, it is Barber who is “merely inconvenienced.”

Indeed, the American battle today is between the merely inconvenienced and the rest of America.

Michael Levitt, professor of structural biology at Stanford Medical School and winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in chemistry, recently stated, “There is no doubt in my mind that when we come to look back on this, the damage done by lockdown will exceed any saving of lives by a huge factor.”

To the left, anyone who questions the lockdown is driven by preference for money over lives. Typical of the left’s moral shallowness is this headline on Salon this week:

“It’s Time To Reject the Gods of Commerce: America Is a Society, Not an ‘Economy,’ ” with the subhead reading, “America Is About People, Not Profit Margins.”

And, of course, to smug editors and writers of The Atlantic, in article after repetitive article, the fault lies not with the lockdown but with President Donald Trump. The most popular article in The Atlantic this week is titled “The Rest of the World Is Laughing at Trump.” The elites can afford to laugh at whatever they want. Meanwhile, the less fortunate — that is, most people — are crying.

Source: Jewish Journal

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nick1111
nick1111
4 months ago

So, Russiagate did not work, now they are trying coronogate

dreamjoehill
dreamjoehill
4 months ago
Reply to  nick1111

True T-rumpsucking idiocy.

Good For You!

nick1111
nick1111
4 months ago

Follow the money. Wall Street scum behind all this panic

dreamjoehill
dreamjoehill
4 months ago
Reply to  nick1111

Your comment is pseudo-populist horseshit.

The capitalists want everyone back to work and so what if we die.

dreamjoehill
dreamjoehill
4 months ago

“Oregon, whose governor recently announced the state will remain locked down until July 6. As of this writing, a total of 109 people have died of the coronavirus in Oregon.”

Oregon’s fatalities from COVID are low because they were the 1st to lockdown, preventing a catastrophe.

voza0db
4 months ago

They are going for reduction not just culling!

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dreamjoehill
dreamjoehill
4 months ago
Reply to  voza0db

Typical rightist propaganda. Disgusting.

voza0db
4 months ago
Reply to  dreamjoehill

keep dreaming leftist!

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dreamjoehill
dreamjoehill
4 months ago
Reply to  voza0db

Good For You X 2 troll!

Saint Jimmy (Russian American)
Saint Jimmy (Russian American)
4 months ago
Reply to  dreamjoehill

Typical globalist corporate nazi propaganda. You’re a dumb ass. Go watch cnn and hide under your bed.

Mensch59
Mensch59
4 months ago

It’s exasperating that idiotic leftists — who believe themselves to be the genuine voice of the poor and of the working class — are still cheerleading for various forms of lockdown.
I consider myself a communist in this vein — https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_communism#Basis — with the elimination of poverty being the goal, maybe an impossible one.

The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) states that by the end of the year, more than 260 million people will face starvation — double last year’s figures. According to WFP Director David Beasley on April 21: “We could be looking at famine in about three-dozen countries … There is also a real danger that more people could potentially die from the economic impact of COVID-19 than from the virus itself”.
That would be enough to characterize the worldwide lockdown as a deathly error. But there is much more. If global gross domestic product (GDP) declines by 5%, another 147 million people could be plunged into extreme poverty, according to the International Food Policy Research Institute.

Coronavirus death projection (Feb. 11) … 157,000,000
Coronavirus (official) deaths (as of May 16) … 308,810
Average annual flu-linked deaths … 290,000 – 650,000
These idiot leftists et al seem to be responding to Covid like psychopaths with a death wish.
Nitwits.

dreamjoehill
dreamjoehill
4 months ago
Reply to  Mensch59

Covid is not nearly over. Your statistics don’t take that into consideration.

And BTW, when did you start attacking leftists as idiots. You align with the Trumpian POV regarding lockdowns and are attacking the Left. Hmm, not a pretty picture.

Mensch59
Mensch59
4 months ago
Reply to  dreamjoehill

Not all leftists are idiotic. Some leftists — I don’t know what percentage — behave both cognitively and outwardly idiotically.
As for the progression of Covid, see https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/05/15/we-could-open-up-again-and-forget-the-whole-thing/

Governments around the world say they are following ‘The Science’ with their draconian measures to stem the spread of the virus. But the science around Covid-19 is bitterly contested. Many experts have serious doubts about the effectiveness of the measures, and argue that our outsized fears of Covid-19 are not justified. Knut Wittkowski is one such expert who has long argued for a change of course. For 20 years, Wittkowski was the head of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design at The Rockefeller University’s Center for Clinical and Translational Science.

Are you arguing for extending the lockdown until a vaccine is marketed?

dreamjoehill
dreamjoehill
4 months ago
Reply to  Mensch59

Attacking “idiot leftists” is just another indication that your POV is ultimately rightist and bourgeois. Worker s in the US support stay at home by very wide margins

So let’s sum this up:

You support T-rump’s position on the lockdown
Your support is not shared by the masses by a wide majority
You call those who disagree with you “idiot leftists”

I’ve been reading your comments for years. Did some rightists steal your online identity?

Saint Jimmy (Russian American)
Saint Jimmy (Russian American)
4 months ago
Reply to  dreamjoehill

Global corporations and pharmaceutical giants say thank you for supporting them.

Idiot.

dreamjoehill
dreamjoehill
4 months ago

T-rump thanks you for his support you T-rumpsucking scumbag.

Go lick some more capitalist ass. You stink of it.

Saint Jimmy (Russian American)
Saint Jimmy (Russian American)
4 months ago
Reply to  dreamjoehill

YOU are the capitalist shill. I’m 62 and I’ve never been a member of any political party, you neo-liberal, lying sack of shit. Most independent minded people who KNOW BOTH PARTIES ARE FASCIST ASS HOLES hate people like you. You’re just a goddamn democrat.

dreamjoehill
dreamjoehill
4 months ago

62 aye? Well then you’re much more likely to die of COVID. I guess there’s a bright side to this crisis.

You may be 62 but you’re still a punk douchebag.

BTW, I’m not a democrat. We’ve had this discussion before but apparently you’ve forgotten. Early onset dementia? That would explain a lot.

Saint Jimmy (Russian American)
Saint Jimmy (Russian American)
4 months ago
Reply to  dreamjoehill

The flu? Laugh my ass off. The flu with horribly inaccurate, jacked up “death” counts. It’s a joke and everyone with a brain knows it’s a giant scam that cost millions jobs and life savings. BOTH parties will eventually pay for this giant con.

dreamjoehill
dreamjoehill
4 months ago

Sure all those dead people in NYC are a con.

You’re a paranoid jackass.

Saint Jimmy (Russian American)
Saint Jimmy (Russian American)
4 months ago
Reply to  dreamjoehill

You’re a f*cking moron.

dreamjoehill
dreamjoehill
4 months ago

GFY

Saint Jimmy (Russian American)
Saint Jimmy (Russian American)
4 months ago
Reply to  dreamjoehill

You’re not only stupid, you’re a goddamn pussy. A coward.

dreamjoehill
dreamjoehill
4 months ago

Pussy? Well I guess you are what you eat.
You think you’re a tough guy? Too funny, you dumbass keyboard tough guy shthead.
Go fq yourself with a pitchfork. You deserve the pleasure.

Saint Jimmy (Russian American)
Saint Jimmy (Russian American)
4 months ago
Reply to  dreamjoehill

I am a tough guy. You are a democrat.

dreamjoehill
dreamjoehill
4 months ago

You’re a paranoid fqhead. What’s tough about that?

Anybody can claim to be tough on an anonymous comment board, idiot.

I’d take your fqing head off, old man.

Collectivist
Collectivist
4 months ago
Reply to  dreamjoehill

“Anybody can claim to be tough on an anonymous comment board, idiot.”

voza0db
4 months ago
Reply to  dreamjoehill

Since when saying “go get COVID” is something bad?! It just proofs you’re really a moron.

dreamjoehill
dreamjoehill
4 months ago
Reply to  voza0db

fqU2

voza0db
4 months ago
Reply to  dreamjoehill

Go vote for Green Party!

dreamjoehill
dreamjoehill
4 months ago
Reply to  voza0db

That proofs it huh?

I can see you’re a real Einstein.

Mensch59
Mensch59
4 months ago

It’s crazy stupid how pro-Empire some people can post on an Anti-Empire site.
{begin snark} The Empire is all for public health. They’re handling Covid scientifically. {end snark}
Yeah, right!

Collectivist
Collectivist
4 months ago
Reply to  Mensch59

My, my, my . . .

dreamjoehill
dreamjoehill
4 months ago
Reply to  Mensch59

I am not pro-empire, in any way. And fuck you for saying so, you libertarian piece of shit.

Mensch59
Mensch59
4 months ago
Reply to  dreamjoehill

Your advocacy for contact tracing makes you an imperialist.
Repent!!
🙂

Saint Jimmy (Russian American)
Saint Jimmy (Russian American)
4 months ago
Reply to  dreamjoehill

Democrat Joe Hill. Go lick that pervert Biden’s old dried up ass crack.

dreamjoehill
dreamjoehill
4 months ago

I am not a Democrat, but you are a jackass, lying arrogant shit-4-brains.

You don’t have an argument, just cowardly insults, punk.

dreamjoehill
dreamjoehill
4 months ago
Reply to  Mensch59

I don’t see a single anti-empire article on this site. It’s all COVID denial all the time.

voza0db
4 months ago
Reply to  dreamjoehill

Moron… denying “COVID” is the best ANTI-EMPIRE thing one can do.

dreamjoehill
dreamjoehill
4 months ago
Reply to  voza0db

Covid denial is not anti-imperialism.

Information is not knowledge.
Knowledge is not wisdom.
Wisdom is not truth.
Truth is not beauty.
Beauty is not love.
Love is not music.
Music is THE BEST.”

― Frank Zappa

Mensch59
Mensch59
4 months ago
Reply to  dreamjoehill

There are Covid deniers and Covid convictions.
“The Enemies of Truth. — Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human (aphorism 483)
Here’s one reason why I’m a skeptic questioning the truth of the official narrative: https://off-guardian.org/2020/05/15/watch-uk-chief-medic-confirms-again-covid19-harmless-to-vast-majority/#comment-172882

You seem to be a closed minded true believer. Maybe what seems true to me about you is wrong. Maybe you’ll prove me wrong.

Saint Jimmy (Russian American)
Saint Jimmy (Russian American)
4 months ago
Reply to  dreamjoehill

You’re just too goddamn dumb to know what you’re looking at.

dreamjoehill
dreamjoehill
4 months ago

Fq you dirtbag. You’re a stupid piece of shit, if ever there was one.

Mensch59
Mensch59
4 months ago
Reply to  dreamjoehill

Some leftists behave idiotically. Calling them idiotic leftists and calling out idiotic leftist behavior does not a Trumpian make.
Since Trump eats from McDonald’s restaurants and I eat from the same restaurant, does that make me Trumpian or a right-winger?
Those who think so — or who make every political argument about what position Trump takes or not — are suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome.

Workers support unemployment?!?!
Show me the poll results.
It probably has to do with how questions are posed.

dreamjoehill
dreamjoehill
4 months ago
Reply to  Mensch59

Where you or T-rump eats is irrelevant to the interests of the working class. So that’s false analogy.

Accusing T-rump opponents of TDS is a right wing propaganda tactics. You keep digging yourself deeper.

I stated that workers support stay at home by large majorities. Do you really need me to show you the many polls? I will if required.

Your attempt to twist my statement into something else is called a straw man fallacy.

Mensch59
Mensch59
4 months ago
Reply to  dreamjoehill

The workers who support their unemployment — regardless of their numbers, because what I’m seeing is hysteria and psychosis — are as brain dead as the idiotic leftists who support a UBI controlled by the financiers.

I don’t fcking care what the poll results are. At one time the masses believed in a stationary earth orbited by the sun and the planets.

voza0db
4 months ago
Reply to  dreamjoehill

Your Thought capability is indeed over… you are actually brain dead!

dreamjoehill
dreamjoehill
4 months ago
Reply to  voza0db

Good For You troll!

Mensch59
Mensch59
4 months ago
Reply to  dreamjoehill

Dismissing an argument by reducing it as to aligning with the Trumpian pov is intellectually dishonest.comment image

dreamjoehill
dreamjoehill
4 months ago
Reply to  Mensch59

Intellectually dishonest? How so?

I think I made a valid observation for which you seem to have no real rebuttals, except pictures of Hitler. I really don’t get your response at all.

Trump and his allies are concerned that continuing stay at home orders will cut corporate revenue & profits. Why are you aligning with the worst right wing oligarchs?

Mensch59
Mensch59
4 months ago
Reply to  dreamjoehill

Trump and his allies are concerned that continuing stay at home orders will cut corporate revenue & profits.

Is that all they’re concerned about? Are you privy to such decision making?

Why are you aligning with the worst right wing oligarchs?

I oppose economic collapse. Economic collapse will further facilitate the concentration & consolidation of wealth & power in the heads & hands of the sociopathic & oligarchic billionaire class. Hence, the accusation that I’m aligning with the very worst right-wing oligarchs is an evil lie.

Those who are passively accepting economic collapse — many of them idiotic leftists — are the sociopaths aligning with the very worst right-wing oligarchs. Why would these idiotic leftists do such a thing? They are anti-libertarian, anti-anarchy. These idiotic leftists have cravings for the power of the State to someday be mastered by them. These idiots believe that temporary totalitarianism is an acceptable risk because some day the reins of power will be in their hands.

dreamjoehill
dreamjoehill
4 months ago
Reply to  Mensch59

So now you’re trying to state that Trump has other concerns besides the interests of Capital? What would those be?

His administration has been very consistent in its opposition to workers interests and in its advocacy of enriching the capitalist class. Trump’s tax cuts, his corporate bailout, his advocacy for corporate immunity against COVID related worker lawsuits and his forcing workers back to works are all examples of this.

Economic collapse is a loaded propaganda term. The economy is temporarily in recession, but will come roaring back once the crisis abates.

“Evil lie” ROFL@ U. What hyperbolic idiocy.

Your position corresponds exactly with that of Trump and the rabid rightists. That’s on you Mench not me, but that’s what looks evil to me.

Mensch59
Mensch59
4 months ago
Reply to  dreamjoehill

I don’t buy into idiotic leftist “critique” — no matter how smooth their delivery in order to appear intelligent — of some segment of the working class (i.e. Trump supporters) as deplorables.
You post about Trump just like a dyed-in-the-wool HRC supporter would — except you give it a vacuous leftist spin.

Go ahead and ignore the unemployment numbers and a crashing economy by focusing on Trump governing exactly like a Republican. I stopped comparing the Democrats’ opposition to the interests of the workers to Trump’s and the Republicans’ opposition to the interests of the workers a long time ago.

Take your TDS out on someone else.

dreamjoehill
dreamjoehill
4 months ago
Reply to  Mensch59

“Vacuous left spin?” That’s a vacuous response to very specific actions taken by Trump that I presented to support my view of Trump’s motivations. I presented facts. You offer bullshit insults in response, That makes you a punk, intellectually speaking.

TDS my ass. What a filthy close minded slur. It’s essentially bigotry, in that you use it to smear those with whom you disagree. Shameful really. I thought more of you.

You did demonstrate one important fact. Regardless of their claim to be classical or any other such horseshit, libertarians are truly dishonest, mean spirited scum.

A pox on you & everyone like you.

Mensch59
Mensch59
4 months ago
Reply to  dreamjoehill

Who fcking cares about “Trump’s motivations” compared with the other similar motivations of Republicans and Democrats — the entire political class?! You brought up Trump in relation to those who are not true believers in the social controls (the oligarchs are forcing on the underclasses as) necessary to contain a coronavirus which behaves much like the flu.

You’re using Trump and TDS to propagandize for these social controls and totalitarianism. It’s you who’s the truly dishonest, mean spirited scum who deserves a pox on you & everyone like you.
Goebbels would be proud.
Now, would you kindly please FO.
Thanks.

dreamjoehill
dreamjoehill
4 months ago
Reply to  Mensch59

That’s the 4th NAZI comparison you’ve made, loser.

You defended Trump’s motivations, so you must care.

Are you a closet T-rumpsucker. I think so. Suck. Suck. Piggy

Mensch59
Mensch59
11 months ago
Reply to  dreamjoehill

The real Joe Hill wouldn’t be cheerleading for contact tracing, nazi lover.
You & your ilk are as rigid, ideological, and self-righteous as any Hitler-loving right-winger.
Just because you call yourself a leftist, that’s supposed to be some excuse for your devotion to the authoritarian?!
Scum.

voza0db
4 months ago
Reply to  Mensch59

Those “official” RNA “SARS-CoV-2” deaths are WAY overestimated!

Mensch59
Mensch59
4 months ago
Reply to  voza0db

That’s the argument.
Unfortunately, with as highly politicized as Covid has become, I doubt that the truth of the matter will ever be known.
That’s why it’s best to remain a skeptical inquirer — as challenging as that may be.
“The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” ~ Albert Einstein

hoyeru
hoyeru
4 months ago

it’s all good, it’s ALL by design.
yet another stupid worthless article.
and BTW, Capitalism has killed many more people than Communism. And I lived under Communism, and we didn’t have a single homeless or beggar on the streets and we all had access to good medical care. And we all had food enough to eat.
Sorry but facts are fact.

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