This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The End of the American Dream.
Humans are inherently social creatures, and that is never going to change. Within each one of us, there is a fundamental need for connection with others, but now these coronavirus lockdowns have separated us from one another like never before.
Thankfully, many states are now starting to end their lockdowns, but unfortunately, this is definitely not the end for “social distancing”. Just as 9/11 greatly altered our society on a permanent basis, many of our social engineers now intend to make “social distancing” a permanent part of our lives. If they have their way, there will be written or unwritten rules about how close you can get to other people virtually everywhere that you go.
Can you imagine a world where you have to constantly be concerned about walking, standing or sitting too close to someone else?
Already, there is talk of putting physical markings on sidewalks in order to constantly remind all of us not to walk too closely to one another…
Arrows on the ground, and other physical markers to encourage and enforce distance. Imagine sidewalks with scoring every 6 feet so those walking could make sure they’re the human equivalent of a few car lengths behind. Or large sculptures deployed to separate people.
And Wal-Mart and other major retailers are already starting to put arrows on the floor to remind us which direction to shop so that we can maintain proper “social distancing”.
We are being told that restaurants may have to start putting empty tables between customers, sports stadiums may have to keep at least half their seats empty, and churches may have to start holding services in shifts.
Just like in the days after 9/11, we will be told that the changes are just “temporary measures”, but once we accept “temporary measures” long enough they have a way of becoming permanent.
When I was much younger, I loved to attend concerts. And at first I was encouraged to hear that some states were going to start allowing live concerts once again, but then I learned about the new “fan pods”…
Travis McCready, the singer of the country-rock band Bishop Gunn, will be performing what’s billed as an “intimate acoustic set” in Fort Smith at the city’s TempleLive venue — but with social distancing measures in place. The show will take place on May 15, three days before the scheduled reopening.
According to Billboard, assigned seats for the show will be at least six feet apart per grouping in what Ticketmaster is calling “fan pods.” As fans enter the venue, they’ll be required to wear face masks (including the venue’s employees), have their temperatures taken at the door and capacity for the 1,100 person venue will be capped at 229.
Are you kidding me?
I understand that they are trying to prevent the spread of the virus, but it isn’t going to work.
Look, unless you plan on locking yourself in your own home for the next couple of years, you are almost certainly going to be exposed to the virus no matter how careful you are.
And once you are exposed to the virus, what is really going to matter is the strength of your immune system, and so that should be your focus instead of trying to maintain “proper social distancing” at all times.
To me, some of the “social distancing” measures that we are now seeing are completely and utterly ridiculous. For example, at one supermarket in Philadelphia cashiers are actually working in “tent-like” plastic enclosures…
At a Philadelphia supermarket, the cashier’s side of each checkout line has been outfitted with a tent-like plastic enclosure, keeping essential workers safe while on the job.
Alexander Tavares, 19, captured now-viral footage of the new working conditions, constructed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, at a store on March 25.
Those enclosures may protect those workers for a short period of time, but it is inevitable that they will eventually be exposed to the virus.
This pandemic is never going to burn itself out until herd immunity is achieved, and herd immunity is never going to be achieved until about 70 percent of the population catches the virus.
Of course, it would be wonderful if someone could actually find a way to keep 70 percent of the population from becoming infected, but because this virus spreads like wildfire that simply is not going to be possible.
In the end, “social distancing” can temporarily slow the transmission of the virus, but roughly the same proportion of the population will eventually catch it whether we have “social distancing” or not.
Thankfully, some industries are already starting to push back against “social distancing”. There has been an effort to require airlines to keep middle seats vacant on all flights from now on, and the airlines are fighting this really hard…
Airlines are pushing back on proposals to require social distancing onboard aircraft. During a press briefing today, airline industry group IATA argued that leaving the middle seat vacant would hurt airlines’ ability to recover from the coronavirus crisis and potentially cause a spike of up to 54% in airfares.
If you get on an airplane, you pretty much have to assume that you are going to be exposed to all sorts of nasty bugs. That has always been true, and there will never be a time when it isn’t true.
If you don’t want to be exposed to all sorts of nasty bugs, just don’t fly.
As far as COVID-19 is concerned, there are literally thousands of ways that you could potentially catch this virus, and anyone that believes that “proper social distancing” will keep people 100 percent safe is just being delusional.
Sadly, “social distancing” has been pounded into our heads so relentlessly in recent weeks that a big chunk of the population has become big believers in it.
In fact, one recent survey discovered that almost 60 percent of everyone living in Seattle intends to continue practicing social distancing “for a year or longer”…
Nearly 60 percent of people in Seattle say they plan on doing social distancing for a year or longer.
That’s according to a new survey recently released by a company in New York City called Elucd.
This company said they provide data to the City of Seattle and the Seattle Police Department on the public’s opinions on various topics.
And once you adopt a pattern for a whole year, there is a really good chance that it becomes permanent.
We can’t let them do this to us.
They fundamentally changed our society after 9/11, and now the social engineers want to do it again.
We must stop them this time because the alternative is absolutely unthinkable.
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TEXAS IS ABOUT TO BECOME PERMANENTLY DEMONCRAT.
KISS YOUR GUNS GOODBYE YOU BOOMER “IM NOT A RACIST” NUMBSKULLS
They just think that their in-group has a monopoly on edgy language.
“Social distancing” is a measure being used to inculcate people to stay apart. This is not only a physical measure, but also a psychological one. Social distancing will begin in kindergarten and reinforced as normal social behavior. It will be taught that staying apart is the safe thing to do, that it is good behavior.
In reality, social distancing is a tool of the State. Rigorously enforced, it discourages conversation, limits the close development of friendship, and controls group size, and therefore effectively inhibits social unity that is independent of the State. Psychologically, over time, it inculcates distrust of others, even when nothing has actually caused one to hold others in suspicion. And, it facilitates those who are doing the observing. The State knows all this, various forms of isolation were regularly reinforced in the USSR and eastern Europe under communism, and still so vigorously in China.
The mandatory practice of social distancing is just more evidence the pandemic is a hoax.This event was necessary to allow the introduction of many new “measures” without suspicion or questioning authorities. Usually, once precedents are set, they don’t go away, it becomes “normalized”. This facilitates the introduction of even more “measures” deployed by the State, you might say the door has been opened.
Other social control measures are doxxing, public naming and shaming by officials, creating social peer pressure, inculcation of students in public school systems, facial recognition cameras, and encouraging people to snitch on each other (remember TV commercials telling us “if you see something say something”).
The best antidote or remedy to deal with all these social controls is simply and consistently ignore the wishes of the State, just don’t comply. A second way one can empower oneself is to minimize as much as possible the spending of their money, and therefore dramatically reduce the taxes pay, starve the beast.
Not everyone likes touchy-feely close-talkers. I like my space and I’m loving this social distancing. Just because YOU want to stand too close to other people doesn’t mean they want you anywhere near them—what about other people’s right to have some damned personal space?
The social distancing jas nothing to do with the coronavirus. It is because the psychopaths are worried that people want to kill them, after the 9/11 hoax, the seven wars that followed, the 2008 TARP, QE1,QE2, QE3, totalling over $4.5 trillion, the
$21 trillion in accounting errors at the Pentagon, ( which were sent to Wall Street in a money laundering scam.), and now having been busted immediately after the coronavirus hoax by all credible sources which would replace “Muslim terrorists” as the enemy with the coronavirus, “Everyone Is The Enemy” and would also be used as another money laundering front funneling money from the Pentagon to Wall Street again, but this time the “accounting errors” will not be reported because of recent legislation once again classifying corruption and protecting the corrupt. Oh, and also the complete loss of liberty with the creation of “Homeland Security,” the “Patriot Act”, The “American Freedom Act”, and now even more increased surveillance to track “Everyone Is The Enemy.”
The guilty parties just want to have forced distancing because they are worried that people would like to kill them.
Technology has destroyed socialization with smart phones. This happened long before the coronahoax. People just walk down the streets staring at phones, and sit in rooms together texting, ignoring people in the room. That has been the case for years. People do not feel comfortable socializing under a state of surveillance.
I was social distancing WAY before it was cool!! I never did like people!
Social distancing is just another day for rural people,we’ve been doing this for decades.
City people are having a difficult time adjusting because they are used to living like Sardines in a can.
COVID-19 ALERT !!!
THE UBER-WEALTHY SHOULD SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER FROM THE SILENT BUT DEADLY ENEMY – COVID-19!
IMMEDIATELY HEAD TO YOUR UNDERGROUND BUNKERS UNTIL THE SILENT BUT DEADLY COVID-19 IS NO LONGER A THREAT TO HUMAN LIFE!
STAY TUNED TO THE LOCAL, STATE AND NATIONAL NEWS UNTIL THEY CONFIRM THAT IT IS NO LONGER A THEAT THAT REQUIRES SOCIAL DISTANCING!
The dating scene, has had women forcing me to social distance for years… nothing new.
Trump used Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx as his advisors. They fell for Neil Fergison’s fake estimate of over 2 million US deaths from the flu/virus. Fergison was forced to resign because of two scandals. He is from the UK. The theory he proposed was tossed out as unfounded in science. The economy was destroyed because of a theory based on lies. Trump is in charge. He owns this. As does the MSM. Staying in your residence to be safe is a mistake. Every day you stay locked down, you destroy your immune system’s ability to fight off disease. 67% of new cases in NY are from people who got it inside their own homes. They had diminished immune systems because of isolation. Just wait until next fall when the next flu hits. This is just the beginning. We ain’t never going back. It’s downhill all the way now.
If this lab altered (bio-weapon) virus were Ebola, the people would react differently! Well here is an update for ya’ll, this virus clots your blood all over your body! Another tidbit, why would the US Military permanently disqualify all who had contracted (but recovered) this virus from military service? They know something that hasn’t been told!
I have been following this virus for over 100 days now! I knew it was coming here, sounded the alarm only for the alarm to fall on deaf ears! You can’t fix stupid!
This is a great opportunity to re-introduce civility into civilisation. I have noticed n#ggers being far more disciplined and well behaved than I have ever seen them. It must have been a gut-bust to once dance with joy on Twitter over old whities dying of the ‘rona and then to find out blacks are the most at risk and are dying like flies. Life’s a beyatch.
This could be an opportunity to discipline unruly urban populations who were allowed to increase under Obama as he flew them in the cover of night from the turd world.
Videos of ‘Medical Martial Law’ in action in New York:
1) Workers travelling on a subway train were seen to be breaching “Social Distancing” orders, so the train was stopped by Government funded armed thugs – and the workers taken to “isolation centres”. Children were separated fro yhier parents and “Taken into Care” for thier own protection:
2) “Contact Tracing” phone app showed that one family member was once within 6ft of someone who may have had Covid-19, so the family home was raided and the whole family was forceably taken to an “Isolation Centre” for mandatory vaccination:
You have been warned of what is to come!
No virus here… probably wont get it either.
Social distancing… Half the ‘males’ that graduated since 2000 haven’t had a girl yet. Half the ‘females’ have more testosterone than their counterparts and they haven’t had a boy yet.
Using the social distancing is the ultimate tool for “dividing and conquering” the masses. How novel. The ruling elite use their media outlets to stoke fear and confusion among the public, relying on all these expert medical people in the attempt to control your lives. This is Agenda 21 at work >>> Divide. Dumb Down. Conquer. The ruling elite, your Eastern Elite Establishment which is infested with Ashkenazi Jews and the Khazarian Mafia’s goal is to create food shortages and thus starvation of the masses. They despise humans as the plan is to cull the planet of 90% of these “useless eaters” as many refer to us as. A few thoughts of what these elite think of you and me.
“A total world population of 250-300 million people, a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal.”
Ted Turner, in an interview with Audubon magazine
“In order to stabilize world population, we must eliminate 350,000 people per day. It is a horrible thing to say, but it is just as bad not to say it.”
J. Cousteau, 1991 explorer and UNESCO courier
“Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature”
Anonymously commissioned Georgia Guidestones
“If I were reincarnated I would wish to be returned to earth as a killer virus to lower human population levels.”
Prince Phillip, Queen Elizabeth’s husband, Duke of Edinburgh, leader of the World Wildlife Fund (1984)
Do a search for Bill Gates/Event 201 and also ID2020. Gates is a known eugenicist and also advocate for depopulating the planet. He is planning on creating some vaccine through his foundation. When this poison comes out, it will be made mandatory of the masses. One catch, the vaccine will contain a nano particle based microchip. Yes, the elite need to have their flock “tagged”. Welcome to the Brave New World of the New World Disorder to come. To these elite the real meaning of the social distancing of 6 feet is more like putting you and me 6 feet underground.
We shall abolish the orgasm. Our neurologists are at work upon it now.
George Orwell, 1984
All the globalist tyrants, the RINO establishment fucktards, and the leftist fag useful idiots can suck a wet fart out of my ass after a night of beer, deviled eggs, and pickles.
The irony coming from Propublica is that Propublica excoriates those who protest social distancing orders for not repsecting everyone else’s new and sudden government and Digital Mafia imposed boudaries, which would suddenly impact the entire world, from public spaces, schools, public transportation, the work place, retail establishments, restaurants, bars, concert halls, stadiums, theaters, elevators, and basically every place on earth, while simultaneously violating more boudaries in the total surveillance of everyone in addition to the total objectification of everyone, believing that individuals are community property and objects whose civil rights are violable. It is the most disgusting, greedy, pigish, mindset and philosophy and sense of entitlement imaginable.
They not only want to live their lives, but they actually believe that they are entitled to everyone else’s lives as well, in addition to convincing themselves that they have the right to live vicariously through everyone else on earth by denying everyone the right to self-determination, which they believe that it is their right to determine the fate of everyone else.
Some insane lunatics have even convinced themselves that this is part of a social contract.
I don’t know about anyone else, but I do not recall being asked to sign a social contract prior to being born.
They can jam their “social distancing” up they’re collective commie ass’s. I’m having some friends over soon for a B B Q, and we’re all huggers !
I felt that the expression, ‘social’ distancing, is more meaningful than physical distancing.
Society is not just bodies.
So, social distancing is also emotional.