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Biorseth, Wednesday, August 05, 2020
The saying it is what it is is a philosophical profundity describing the permanence and unchanging nature of objective reality. It is far too profound for the Marxist mind, because Marxists, who don't believe in reality, make up all of their own "realities" based on emotions, feelings, opinions, psychological tricks, political goals and political consensus.
To that end, Marxism either invented or took over and began driving the corruption of material science by the quasi-religion of Scientism, convincing the world's most poorly educated and weak thinking citizens of such "scientific" stupidities as Darwinism, Freudianism and Anti-Humanism, among others.
President Trump granted another live interview with another batch of Marxists, and ruffled their feathers with the statement, it is what it is.
And he said it right after the Marxist statement that 1,000 Americans were dying per day from the dreaded Commie-Virus, something that supposedly had happened three or four days in a row, assuming the numbers were true. And an argument ensued regarding what numbers should be considered, between comparing the deaths to the numbers of cases of actual infection, or comparing the deaths to the total population, including the uninfected. But they weren't even doing that; what they were comparing was the total per capita numbers of nations.
The Marxists, of course, chose the per capita numbers because they made America look bad compared to Europe and many nations. The President chose the number of actual cases of known infection, and not only because they made America look better than anyone else on earth, but because it showed an actual relationships between actual infections and deaths.
And the reason the death rate per infection is so low in America, as opposed to everywhere else on earth is that we keep accelerating and growing the testing, and nobody else is doing that, at least not at the same level and speed. We are testing like crazy, and the more you test, the more cases you find, and the more cases you find, the lower the death rate goes.
It's simple arithmetic. You divide the larger number - the cases - by the smaller number - the deaths - to get the death-rate percentage.
The death rate - the rate at which peaople are dying - is constant; it stays the same. But the known cases are rocketing, for the simple reason that we, the USA, are testing like crazy. We are setting up test stations in box store parking lots, we are increasing lab numbers, capacities, procedures and personnel as if all of our lives depended on it.
The Commie-Virus is the same as any other cold virus or flu virus. It just goes around. Grandma was right. The more you test, the more your find, but, just as with other colds and other flu cases, that doesn't necessarily mean that the new found positives are in any way sick. It just means that they tested positive.
And if the number of people dying from it is not significantly changing, and if the numbers of known infections is significantly rising, that means that the American death rate from Commie-Virus is going down with every new found positive test.
Lower than any other nation on earth.
For the simple reason that we are testing more. There is no other reason.
Marxist governors, mayors and others who tie the numbers to bar or restaurant or Church openings are either liars or fools. Probably liars. This whole thing is political. With Marxists, everything is political, including even sex and sexuality. The Commie-Virus crisis is every bit as political as is the Black Lives Matter ongoing insurrection.
Surgical masks can not and do not screen out viruses. They were designed to screen out microbes, and they do that; but viruses are a whole lot smaller than microbes. If air can pass through the mask, so can any virus. Once a cold virus is in a population, be it an isolated island or a whole continent, there's no stopping it. Social-distancing is an unscientific arbitrarily guessed-into-being rule that is probably no more effective than surgical masks at stopping the spread of Commie-Virus. If travel had not been restricted, if none of this "mitigation" had been imposed on America, the numbers would still be the same, because a cold virus is what a cold virus is.
The real reason that so many positives are asymptomatic is that antibodies are what antibodies are. The more colds one has been exposed to, or his bloodline has been exposed to, the more antibodies he has built up and/or inherited against cold viruses in general. There is such a thing as cross immunities between related or similar viruses.
Too late, President Trump shut down traffic from China, and later from Europe, because the Marxist "experts" predicted millions of deaths from this cold virus, and he believed them. Why wouldn't he? They were supposed to be the experts.
But the "experts" were not just wrong, but wrong by an order of magnitude. The predictions were not based on science, but on computer models, and they weren't just wrong because they didn't take "mitigation" into consideration, they were just flat out wrong all the way round. They were not the product of science, but the output of a computer program.
In all likelihood, just as many would have been infected and just as many would have died if travel had never been restricted, and if we had never shut down, and if we had never initiated any mitigating procedures.
Because cold viruses do what cold viruses do, which is similar to how flu viruses do what flu viruses do, and because, very simply, it is what it is.
In all likelihood more people died from many other causes that were exacerbated by the shut down than ever died from the Commie-Virus.
The bright spot in all of this is President Trump. Marxists try so hard to make him look like a buffoon, and he always turns that around in the long run. It is they who practice buffoonery, and they who always come up short in the end.
Trump is always seven or more moves ahead of them in whatever game they are playing, and they always wind up being flummoxed again in the end. He's not even a politician, yet he is beating the politicians at their own game, and beating them badly. He's trouncing them.
If you are a betting man, put your money on Trump's transparent common sense instincts, and not on the Marxism-leaning "experts".
What else can I say? It is what it is.
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