Perhaps Things Are Turning Around

     One hopeful sign of a rising consciousness of what’s really going on – the sign that the public’s eyes are turning from the distraction to what the prestidigitator is actually doing – is when “respectable” sources begin to cop to it:

     Christianity Today published a curious piece by Paul Miller on Thursday calling for everyone to forgive each other for our supposed “pandemic sins.”

     He doesn’t exactly say who sinned, just that “We got things wrong,” and “Some officials made mistakes in the early days.” Things happened. Mistakes were made. It’s time to move on. Miller’s argument is basically a warmed-over, lightly Christianized version of the essay Brown University economics professor Emily Oster wrote for The Atlantic last November, which argued for a “pandemic amnesty” on account of how “uncertain” and “complicated” things were in the face of a once-in-a-century pandemic like Covid. The ruling class did its best, OK?

     Gee! Where have I heard about this before? Surely some clever bloke has commented on it.

     Actually, as of today, two have done so:

     Yes, this IS exactly how they think—worse, it’s who they are, way down deep inside. They cannot change, and they will not stop. They will never, EVER stop. They will have to BE stopped….

     Yes, they will most certainly do it again, whenever it suits them to. Why on Earth wouldn’t they? This is who they are, it’s what they do. It’s going to be lather, rinse, repeat from here on in, until enough of us figure that out and decide at long last to put a fucking stop to it.

     Indeed. There’s no point in expecting actual contrition from people who feel no guilt. Neither can we expect to be made whole. It’s time for retribution — punishment. There is exactly one source from which that punishment can come – and it isn’t the ballot box.


    • Seething on June 5, 2023 at 6:18 AM

    As Captain Mal Reynolds said:

    Y’all got on this boat for different reasons, but y’all come to the same place. So now I’m asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything, I know this – they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, ten? They’ll swing back to the belief that they can make people… better. And I do not hold to that. So no more runnin’. I aim to misbehave.

    Yes, they will do it again unless stopped.

  1. True Contrition must be coupled with Restitution, if possible. Giving up their positions, along with turning in their pension rights, would be a start.

    • ontoiran on June 5, 2023 at 4:18 PM

    forgiveness is God’s purview. forgive the people who said we should be given the choice of getting the shot or being shot? that our kids should be taken away and us put into camps? who said we should be denied healthcare, jobs, and our basic human rights? not. bloody. likely. you showed us who you are and we forgive it at our own peril

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