There is a lot of uncertainty and many people do not know what to do. What you should do is, think for yourself. When I was in the Air Force we used to study airplane crashes. We did this so we would not make the same mistakes the ones that crashed did. Learning from your mistakes is good, and learning from others’ mistakes is even better. They make a mistake that makes them suffer, you learn, and hopefully, you avoid suffering.
That is the reason I wrote the article: Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds, which was published on: April 30, 2019. I was trying to tell people to be careful and learn from other people. When I say learn from other people, I am not referring to the current American education system where someone tells you what you need to know, they tell you to memorize what they told you, and then they test you on how well you memorized what they told you to memorize. Ask yourself, is that really learning? Think back to college, how much of what you learned are you using today? How about what you learned in high school?
The things I have learned that have benefited me the most are the things I applied to how I lived my life. Most people today cannot look back at their education and ask themselves: was what I learned worth learning? Even more important: Has what I learned been proven to be true, evaluating it with what I know now. The unfortunate thing is most people think if they believed it, they have to continue to say it was true. They seem to think more wrong will somehow make it right. That is a sad problem to have, not being able to learn from your mistakes, it condemns you to future mistakes.
Some of you may be getting impatient, and saying: “Get to the point, what does this have to do with COVID-19?” Well, that is the point. Ask yourself, are you making good decisions, based on evaluating information from multiple sources, determining if the information is true, or likely to be true, and applying that information to what you are doing? Be honest with yourself. If you are listening to politicians and the media and doing what you are told why do you think that is the intelligent thing to do?
Obedience is a confession of ignorance. When you obey someone else you are saying they know more than you do, so you will let them think for you. Obedience is not necessarily a bad thing. For example, when my daughter was young I told her it was important to obey Daddy because there were many dangerous things on the farm that could have seriously hurt her. When I was growing up, there were people missing hands and arms that proved to me I should learn from their mistakes and be careful with equipment because things on the farm are dangerous. However: I told my daughter as important as obeying Daddy was, I would not always be there, so it was important that she learned to make good decisions. This system works because I love my daughter and I had her best interests at heart.
If you apply this you will understand the true definition of freedom. If you apply this you will understand what God is trying to tell us with the Bible. God told Adam and Eve to obey him. When God was not in the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve were deceived by the Devil and made a bad decision. God wrote the bible so we could learn to make good decisions. Because God gave us the freedom to make our decisions, God gave us what we need to learn to make good decisions, which is the bible.
The Old Testament was not enough as people took the law and turned it into an obedience system and the obedience and non-obedience became bad decisions. This is why in the New Testament God came as Jesus to teach us to make good decisions. This system works because God loves us and has our best interests at heart.
Again, some of you may be getting impatient, and saying: “Get to the point, what does this have to do with COVID-19?” Well, that is the point. Ask yourself, what reason do you have to believe, that the people telling you to obey them, have your best interests at heart? Do you believe they do because they are exploiting the situation to spend 2 trillion dollars in new government debt? How much of that money is going to get to you, and how much are they going to keep for themselves, or give to their friends?
I referenced my past article Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds so you can hopefully learn from their mistakes. Read the article I wrote last year: Eating today does not prove you will eat tomorrow, which was published on: February 13, 2019, so you can understand creating 2 trillion in debt may not be a good thing to do. Where is the proof it is a good decision?
If you are hungry debt does not feed you. You promising to pay for a sandwich does not create the sandwich you want to promise to pay for. Our economy can be simplified to understand it. People that are promising to pay for things are competing with people who actually are paying for things.
The problem is there are trillions in promises and we are not producing trillions in actual things to satisfy those promises (debt). In fact, many people have been ordered to stay home and produce nothing. The government is telling us they will give us money, to buy what we need, until they let us produce things again, but what they are calling money is really debt.
You need to understand that. If the government tells you to obey them and not make a sandwich, but do not worry, because they will give you a promise to pay for a sandwich (debt), where will the sandwich come from, that you actually need to eat? That was the point of Eating today does not prove you will eat tomorrow. That article did not seem to matter when people were claiming we had the best economy ever. Do you really need to suffer before you can learn?
That is the point of freedom. People like to parade the word around until it has lost all meaning. Freedom is you doing what you think is best, not you obeying what you are told is best. If we do not start making good decisions fast, we are going to suffer.
Something to think about, it has been said 85% of the people who get COVID-19 will not get any symptoms. If they do get symptoms the will be so mild as to not matter. That makes the numbers hard to determine because the good news is unknown. If you have 100 people producing, and all 100 get COVID-19, making all 100 people stop producing is a bad idea. Not producing things does not make you stop needing things.
Of the 15% that do get COVID-19 and they do have symptoms, some will be sicker than others. The death rate could less than .5%. People will say those lives matter and I agree they do, but those people are just as isolated when the 15% who get symptoms are isolated or 100% are isolated. In Italy, the people who did had other chronic illnesses, life-threatening chronic illnesses.
Apply those numbers, .5% is 1 person out of 200 will die. Isolating the 199 people that do not die, identical to the 1 that does die, does not make sense, 85% of those may not get symptoms, so how much sense does it make to isolate the 170 people who may not get symptoms, the same as the 1 person who will die? Of the 15% who get symptoms and do not die, that would be 30 people out of the 200.
It would seem to me that we would want the 170 people without symptoms working extra hard to make up for the 30 people who have symptoms and should be isolated.
The more the government uses force, the more they prove they are wrong. If the government knew what they were doing, and had our best interests at heart, people would make good decisions without being forced.
The numbers people are using need to be seen for what they are, a guide. Remember most of us have never told the Center for Disuse Control that we did not feel well and that went to work. We are the good news, the good news that does not get reported.
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