In this, our Special Corona Episode of the Madness Chronicles, we’ll investigate the madness and overreach of America’s response to the Coronavirus. Keep in mind, madness is a state of being mentally ill, especially severely, extremely foolish conduct, and a state of furious or chaotic movement. We should investigate now.
How about we start by saying we realize the virus is a severe risk to Americans, especially to our elderly. All things considered, there are some crazy goings-on out there. The government of Vermont just declared that acting naturally sufficient in your own food production is trivial. Truly? That’s right! The Governor declared he is disallowing the sale of. prepare garden seeds. His madness is accused of the Coronavirus pandemic. At the same time in Tampa, Florida, a Federal Judge decided that abortion clinics could stay open as killing babies is an essential service. Excuse me, yet that seems like a mental illness.
Then, this week’s jobless claims come in at an incredible 6.6 million people sitting at home. Also, it’s a self-dispensed injury to boot. That comes days after President Trump declared the single most massive bailout in American history. About 2.2 trillion dollars is needed to get us through the pandemic. Incensing, to say the least.
In Houston, America’s fourth-largest city, burglaries are up 20% since the Mayor issued a stay at home request. The Mayor as of late came out and asked criminals to stay put during the crisis. The ‘stay-put’ request comes after the increase in burglaries and after Baltimore’s Mayor approached criminals there to hold off during the crisis. The entirety of that seems like extremely foolish conduct to me.
In New York City, ground zero for the virus in America, City Council Speaker, Corey Johnson, issued a statement that he found the presence of Samaritan’s Purse in Central Park to be extremely disturbing. Samaritan’s Purse came in at no charge to the city and set up a 68-bed respiratory hospital to help the city during their crisis. However, being a religious organization, the Councilman takes exception.
New York Mayor Bill DiBlasio declared that if churches challenge his request not to meet, he may just close them forever. The New Jersey Governor has done in like manner and has checkpoints set up to see who is following his orders. In Kansas, they are observing ‘consistence’ to their stay at home and quarantine orders with cell phone data. There is lots of excited and chaotic movement going on.
In Montana, where there are more cattle than people, the Mayor of Billings declared there might be arrests if people don’t cling to social distancing standards. In more curious news under the Big Sky, Governor Bullock actuated the National Guard and deployed them to the state’s airports and train stations. The assignment? Check every single approaching passenger and educate them they are quarantined for fourteen days. Everything I can believe is clearly, anybody entering on the highway or using a bus is immune from the virus?
Governors in Nevada and Michigan concluded they could choose what prescriptions Doctors could write. Michigan Governor, Gretchen Whitmer announced she would revoke the license of any doctor who prescribed the malaria drug Hydroxychloroquine to treat the Coronavirus. Of course, the drug is being used far and wide to successfully address the virus and save patients. Two weeks after issuing the request, Governor Whitmer is requesting President Trump send the drug to Michigan. You can’t make this stuff up.
On the off chance that all that isn’t enough, we have government leaders from coast to coast calling for the release of prisoners in response to the virus. That one is curious. You have a population that has no respect for the law, or they would be the place they are, who is completely quarantined. You should simply control who goes in with them and you eliminate the risk. In any case, no, how about we release them because we’re sure they’ll ‘self-quarantine.’ Madness, I reveal to your madness.
May we wake from this madness before it’s past the point of no return. I wish you good wellbeing and until next time. have a good time, appreciate life, and watch out for the madness amongst us.
Ed Kugler is a resigned Fortune 50 chief, a Marine Scout Sniper during the Vietnam War and the author of several books. He is currently the President of Last Chance Patriots, a group of similarly invested people striving to carry sanity to their state. Ed lives with his wife of 50 years on a quiet mountain in Montana.