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  1. birgerjohansson says

    Mano Singham has a news item about a high-profile shaman in Sri Lanka who offered blessed water to prevent/cure covid.
    You can never guess what happened to him!

  2. says

    Oglivie is a victim of an alliance between a killer meme and a killer virus. The meme spreads the misinformation that helps the virus spread, and the virus creates the uncertainty that the meme exploits.

  3. Akira MacKenzie says

    @ 5

    Hey, I sorry I was so insanely angry at you in that last post. It’s that I am so sick of the Right that I can’t see a way out of our political reality that doesn’t end in militarized violence.

    Also,I just can’t make myself care for the health and happiness of the religious and/or the capitalist. Both theism and capitalism have fucked this world up beyond repair. I really want to see capitalists and theists (regardless of ideological affiliation) suffer for their crimes.

  4. John Morales says

    PS

    It’s that I am so sick of the Right that I can’t see a way out of our political reality that doesn’t end in militarized violence.

    Taking you entirely seriously, I myself think circumstances and trends allow for it, but not that it’s inevitable. So yeah, I can’t really criticise either your apprehension of the situation or your feelings; only their expression.

    FWIW, consider, say, the last election. Trump.

    In the end, the system of checks-and-balances (and the inertia from functionaries in general) prevailed. No longer in charge.

    Two ways to look at it:
    1) It was only just thwarted, so the next time they’ll improve and succeed.
    2) It was unthinkable (outside the people who thought it), but it was still thwarted, so the next time it shan’t be a surprise (and will see it coming), being thus forewarned.

    I think (2) is more plausible than (1), but mileage might vary — I sure could be wrong.

  5. wzrd1 says

    @John Morales, or:
    3) It was only just thwarted, so the next time they’ll improve and succeed. Then, while they celebrate, their party gets crashed by pissed off people that have operational minds…

  6. lotharloo says

    @birgerjohansson:
    Let me guess. He forgot the first step of anti-vaccine grifting: get yourself vaccinated.

  7. Pierce R. Butler says

    I’m gonna get some ivermectin, and some hydroxychloroquine, and some bleach, and some hydrogen peroxide, pour ’em all in a blender, and make a million bucks!

    Anybody wanna chip in for the blender?

  8. Rieux says

    Strangely, the TtDB character is “Oglivie,” not Ogilvie. Seems like an intentionally quirky spelling on Bolling’s part, though I’m not sure why. Whatever his reason, everyone seems to be overlooking the spelling.

  9. davidc1 says

    There is a meme on faceache with a photo of Bill- gold plated- Gates .
    It goes on to say .
    Brilliant move ,putting all the trackers in the de-wormers

  10. arkmay says

    Ogilvy, the astronomer, was one of the first people killed by the Martians in H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds. Coincidence?

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