Which Is More Important — Saving Lives or Saving The Economy! Can Somebody Say “Conundrum?”

I wonder how many people know that the coronavirus epidemic (pandemic) is raging across The United States at a faster rate (clip)  than it has engulfed any other country on the map? That should be very sobering to people everywhere —– that should be reason enough for people to take the advice of the medical professionals and do what is necessary to protect themselves and their loved ones.

But what are we beginning to hear from those who have sworn a solemn oath to protect us? —– Does this sound familiar? —- “The cure may be worse than the disease?” If you didn’t hear that the first time President Trump said it, I am sure you will be hearing it a lot more in the not-too-distant future.

““We cannot let the cure be worse than the problem itself,” Trump declared on Twitter Sunday evening. “At the end of the 15-day period [that began one week ago], we will make a decision as to which way we want to go.””

I think this means that he intends to forsake some of the safety restrictions laid down by the Medical Community meant to protect people in the path of the pandemic …things like separating each other by 6 feet — things like that …. and other things …. probably many other things ….am I beginning to sound like him?

If that happens, I believe that the Big Giant Corporations will roar back to life with an expendable labor force who will be working in unsafe conditions for as long as they can hold out against the disease ……. The company’s will make their billions ….. the workers will risk losing their lives so that the corporations can make their billions …..I think that is what it might come down to —– and I think that is both unthinkable and egregious!

You know the drill —- sacrifice a few thousand (million) (who knows how many) of the worker ants —– they can always be replaced —-but keep the wheels of Industry humming —- the CEOs need their new yacht!

There are already self-serving comparisons being made in places of power —- comparisons that are suggesting to us that the ordinary influenza kills more people every year than coronavirus has to date and so the suggestion becomes that ordinary flu is far more dangerous than coronavirus ….and so don’t worry so much about the new plague that is 20 times more deadly than the ordinary flu —–

I guess the next thing we will be hearing along these lines is something like, “You have a greater chance of dying from a lightning strike than you of dying from coronavirus.”

It looks to me like Washington is about to start severely downplaying the severity of the plague and the critical importance of the safety measures now in place —- all the lockdowns and what have you! — It looks to me like Washington is about to start “Poou-Pooh-ing” the whole thing again …… like they did at the beginning —– like they did long enough for us to get behind the curve in combating the shit disease!

This “Unimportant” coronavirus thing —– this pestilence that is killing thousands of people world-wide —- this disease already has our healthcare system overwhelmed with most of them on their knees pleading for the equipment and supplies they now need and are running desperately short on —— This “Unimportant and not-to-be-worried-about infestation may get the best of those on the front lines of health care leaving the rest of us at the mercy of a health care system that simply cannot deliver!

Is that the picture that Washington bureaucrats are painting for the rest of us?

It sounds to me like there is already a price on the heads of everyone in America who works for a living and that somebody somewhere is thinking that it is alright to use the workers up ( Like disposable tools) until they can’t function anymore (or are dead) and then replace them with new ones to start the cycle all over again. Chalk that up to the cost of doing business. (Let people die for the sake of keeping the economy booming!)

Some people may rationalize it this way: “There is no f**king way we are ever going to contain the coronavirus shit anyway so why even bother? Most Americans are going to end up getting the damned thing anyway — so why worry? —– I am thinking that most of the people who think this way are getting Wall Street Blues and are starting to fret about their pocketbooks more than they are being worried about the destruction staring them in the face.

Yes folks —- before it is all over —- I believe we will be hearing a lot of propaganda trying to convince us that it is a heroic thing to sacrifice lives in order to keep the economy going —– and I believe the handwriting is on the wall — and like I said before, I believe we will be getting “Moral Guidance” from on High about this in the very very near future —- maybe even today!

Do you believe that saving lives is more important than saving the economy?

I would love to hear your opinion about this one, folks!

14 thoughts on “Which Is More Important — Saving Lives or Saving The Economy! Can Somebody Say “Conundrum?”

  1. “We” are powerless to do anything at all. “They” are running the show like always. “We” have never been anything but fodder for their money machine.

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  2. “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one.” (Spock, The Wrath of Khan)
    “Because the needs of the one outweigh the needs of the many.” (Kirk, The Search for Spock)

    The Voyage Home:
    Later in the film, when crewman Chekov is in trouble, Spock insists that the crew save him, even at risk of jeopardizing the crew’s vital mission to save Earth and everyone on it. Kirk asks, “Is this the logical thing to do?” Spock answers, “No, but it is the human thing to do.” Although Spock reaffirms his claim that the needs of the many logically outweigh the needs of the few, he suggests that sometimes we must do the “human” thing, not the logical thing, and put the needs of the few (or the one) first.

    (Source: The Objective Standard, 9/12/13)

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  3. In Mississippi, existing law calls for a maximum punishment of five years behind bars and a $5,000 for “knowingly and willfully” violating a quarantine order.

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