Psychologist and author Jordan Peterson blew a gasket on “The Rubin Report” over the Canadian government’s tyranny concerning COVID vaccinations and being forced to be tested constantly when he travels in or out of the country. …
“Here’s the deal, guys: I’ll get the vaccine, you f***ing leave me alone. And did that work? No. So, stupid me,” he continued.
Peterson discussed how the West is progressing towards becoming a totalitarian state using the pandemic as a launching pad.
“The thing that surprised me the most, probably, was how rapidly we stampeded to imitate a totalitarian state in the immediate aftermath of the release of COVID. You know, if you think it through a little bit, no one really knew how serious the virus was going to be, and so it was an unknown threat. And so you could imagine a herd of animals or a school of fish, for that matter, because this kind of phenomena is universal throughout the animal kingdom,” he pointed out.
“The cost of overreacting to a threat is generally minimal compared to underreacting to a real threat. Overreacting to a hypothetical threat is cheap compared to underreacting to an actual threat because if you underreact you could die, whereas if you overreact you generally just get tired for a minute,” Peterson noted.
“So a herd will stampede because the most neurotic member of the herd jumps first, and then they’ll instantly follow them,” he elaborated. “And that’s kind of what we did in the early stages of the pandemic. The Chinese acted first — now, unfortunately, they are a totalitarian state — and we all followed. And that’s excusable in some sense because we didn’t know what sort of threat we were facing.” …
Some policy makers admit the science is disregarded — its just herd politics and stampeding:
The acclaimed intellectual also spoke with a senior advisor to one of the provincial parties, who told him that COVID policy is “driven by nothing but opinion polls.”
“Policy is being driven by people who are more afraid than they should be,” Peterson remarked.
“I wouldn’t say I’m cynical about governments exactly… But I still found that extremely disheartening,” he stated. “I thought, at least, policies that I don’t agree with, the restrictive policies, were at least driven by something remotely resembling a scientifically informed plan, and [the senior advisor] was irate at what had been happening. Enough to consider resigning.”
“It’s extraordinarily annoying to see this happening, and then to find out there’s nothing behind it besides the most instrumental and cowardly, random polling is extremely disheartening, and also maddening, and angering. All of those things at once,” Peterson commented.
Opinion polls of the western public generally find that people think the death rate when infected with covid is 15 – 20%, when in fact it is about 0.5%, and heavily concentrated in the old and obese.
On the other hand, long covid and the damage done by the spike protein is not to be sneezed at. A case of covid seems as if it might take a few years off your life.