2020: The Year Of Fear

2020: The Year Of Fear

This began with the subtitle “A Fairy Tale; Or, A Tale Of Fairies”, but, though apt, I thought it too long.

The year of Our Lord 2020, the year where the highly educated and elites forgot all they knew about viruses, and treated a not unexpected, not usual pandemic as if were unique in all history, with no medical precedent.

Lo, the people believed the elites. And there was great fear.

The people said O, Government! Protect us! We have the right not to be sick! None were sick before like this.

And the government replied, We shall remove your liberties and hold back the baying forces of Nature, over which we have complete control.

The people said, “More!”

The people said, In all of history none suffered as greatly as we. We shall never return to normal. O, Government, please ensure this never happens again

The government replied, We shall restrict your movements and trace your comings and goings with greater vigilance forevermore

There arose certain brigands who riled the people. They said, Behold, this is not that bad. It has been much worse before. You misunderstand Nature. Your efforts are for little. Be not afraid!

The elites and highly educated formed patrols to hunt down the brigands.

The elites and highly educated ranged across the cyberland and purged and burned all traces of the brigands. They said, The people would be confused to hear the brigand message. It is better they listen only to us.

The people said, If we go outside early we shall die!

Then, since this is a fairytale, the brigands quit the land and ventured forth to form their own realm where cowardice, rank credentialism, and all manner of perversions against God were quashed.

And there was peace.

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  1. Michael Dowd

    Good job Briggs.
    The story of ‘The Great “Plague” of 2020’ awaits its absurdist author, ideally another Kafka. It would be the story of malicious goodness, galactic stupidity, abandonment of common sense, the canonization of “experts” and so forth.

  2. Spetzer86

    I don’t think there’s ever peace. The seed of the “expert” is in every brigand, just waiting to reach fertile ground and comfort to sprout.

  3. F4F111Col

    The “canonization of experts.” I like it. Or even ek-spurts.

  4. Leo

    Spetzer is right of course. See Gn 3 for more details.

  5. John Watkins


    ‘The seed of ‘the expert’ is in every brigand…’
    Nice bit of projection there, fella. You must be an expert in that, or something, I’m sure.

  6. Leo

    The educated slaves(1) of the overlords will hunt down the worst of the brigands, but others will seem to have some freedom. Better to allow a little grumbling to know who might later try to escape to join the brigands.

    (1) Graduates of overblown coding camps sometimes called universities.

  7. View from the Solent

    “…a not unexpected, not usual pandemic…”

    not unusual ?

  8. John Carver

    I find the censorship that is going on very troubling. For example, the interviews with Knut Wittkowski on YouTube have been memory holed:

    I believe that YouTube has also been censoring Journeyman Pictures’ COVID-19-related interviews:
    Episode 1: Removed
    Episode 2: Removed
    Episode 3: https://youtu.be/VK0Wtjh3HVA
    Episode 4: https://youtu.be/cwPqmLoZA4s
    Episode 5: Removed
    Episode 6: https://youtu.be/3f0VRtY9oTs
    Episode 7: https://youtu.be/2JbOvjtnPpE
    Episode 8: https://youtu.be/WlLmt6_w_AM

  9. C-Marie

    Ahhh! But if “Then, since this is a fairytale, the brigands quit the land and ventured forth to form their own realm where cowardice, rank credentialism, and all manner of perversions against God were quashed.
    And there was peace.”

    Peace would be if “all manner of perversions against God were quashed…” for that could only happen if all belonged to Jesus Christ, completely, no longer giving in to sin. Heaven!!!

    God bless, C-Marie

  10. C-Marie

    P.S. Great story!! Loved it!!!

    God bless, C-Marie

  11. Sheri

    This is not unprecedented. There was the Dark Ages, the Neanderthals, many examples. Shamans, etc, ruled with iron hands. Gods were cruel and vengeful. It’s devolution, plain and simple.

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