my American friends?
When is enough enough???
We used to laugh at
krauts Germans sometimes saying that they are sticklers for the rules, but recently we found out it's really true for the big part of their population.
As you probably know, masks have been largely abolished here in the Netherlands, but you still have to wear them inside in Germany and Belgium. Well, when we were on vacation the borders got finally open and we visited both these countries. In Belgium, most folks were wearing masks under their noses, the way it used to be done over here when it was mandatory.
In Germany, though...There was a village close to the border with a big supermarket which we like very much. It usually sells lots of stuff of all sorts. I will admit, I've been missing German interior design and gardening magazines so I was quite enthusiast about going there even though I had to wear my mask again. Inside we noticed people were staring at us in a funny way, I was wondering why.
And then a lady shop assistant approached us and told us we had a WRONG SORT OF MASK ON! Ours were from fabric bought in a common store while in Germany you have to wear a special government-approved one with a number on it! A medical grade one, from a pharmacy. To say I was mad is an understatement.
They all had theirs pulled up all the way to their eyes, btw. Ultimately it was for the best though, because while we were debating whether we should may be still go there for a couple of day, they got flooded, exactly the area which we were planning to visit.
Enfin, I guess no Germany for me this year as I'm not optimistic about autumn. In Iceland they already say the whole circus will last 15 years. We'll see...
There are so many conspiracy theories going around. NWO, globalists, population reduction etc. Some people say that viruses are a conspiracy and they don't exist in reality. The main reason I took the corona stuff seriously in the beginning was because of all the usual suspects shouting about "plandemic". Frankly, many of those guys sound paranoid.
It doesn't mean they are wrong on everything, though. But for many people, it's like the Garden of Eden moment, their eyes got opened and they finally realised the king was naked. Yet, this whole NWO thing has been going strong since 'good guys' won WWII. The first vaccines were pushed on everyone already in the 1950s. Some of them already had aborted fetus cells back then. Boomers were easily influenced by the TV and they ate it all hook, line and sinker.
I don't exactly support VD's rants about the day of the pillow, but we do have a boomer question, to a degree. Most boomers thought the new world emerging in the 1960s and 1970s, with its unlimited credit, easy travelling, anticonception and disappearance of many diseases was simply great. And it's boomers in many cases who are the most vaccinated. We are told to subject teenagers to experimental vaccines so that the boomers could live longer.
The world has also been getting dumber. In the 19th century, working class were reading Dickens. Nowadays the middle class are watching dumb TV shows. Instead of meritocracy we get 'gender' and ethnicity quotas. Politicians only think about how to survive the next election and are afraid to take responsibility. The majority are addicted to their smartphones.
Enter Corona. Whatever it really is, whether it's just a more dangerous type of flu or a lab grown virus, I do think it's real, however, it's been handled with gross incompetence, used by politicians for dirty games, the mortality exaggerated, the possible treatments thrown out to push for the experimental vaccines etc etc. It could be that the conspiracy theorists are right. But it also could be just the incompetence of our rulers, the failure of the post war system, and the arrogance of those who think they have the power to eradicate diseases and to command nature (in reality, God).
Heck, it could even be both...