That title sounds so dark. I guess I should explain why it is what it is.
Three weeks to flatten the curve has turned into a prison sentence, with Neanderthals attempting to cow me into some form of submission of their warped sense of the facts. While I am much too nice to ‘flip someone off,’ the rude finger came close to making an appearance the other day.
I order my groceries, and I wait patiently for them to show up outside my vehicle. Frequently I end up with several items missing. My guess is the pickers are either too lazy to find them or get them. I can say this with some amount of certainty. Friends of mine had been forced to go into the store after similar experiences. When they were told they were out of this or that, they went in to find a shelf of it.
I wish this were an isolated incident, but it is not.
I have a mask that I wear if I am forced to be around people. The mask is rather telling as it has cat asses printed on the material. Yes, it is my passive-aggressive nature on full display. Today once again, I left the store waiting at a light when some ‘lady honked her horn and pointed at my uncovered face.’ Um, I am alone in my car with the windows up; what does she expect from me?
Again the rude finger about made a showing but, these are stressful times, and these idiots have no idea why they are prattling on about things they know nothing about.
The virus is .001 nm. You need an ELECTRON microscope to see it. Your mask under an electron microscope looks like a chicken wire cage. The virus, in comparison, is hardly a dot.
“But TW, you are saving lives by wearing a mask.”
In my car?
Unless you can get the real PPE and are trained on how to wear it, you do little to protect yourself. And here is the big truth of it, pay attention.
If that mask is not worn correctly, your breath leaves you and follows the path of least resistance.
“TW, what do you mean?”
I mean, unless that thing is tight to your face, everywhere, it will bypass the mask and go out wherever those leaks are. Usually, that is up past your nose, and yes, like a mushroom cloud, those particles or germs and viruses travel on the Y axis, straight up. So my lovelies, if you go into a store and others are wearing masks that are not fitted correctly, they are pushing copious amounts of the virus, if they have it, straight up.
I would love to have a thermal camera and show this as a demonstration. A picture is worth a lot of words.
Since the thing is .001 NM (nanometers), you can bet that it has very little mass. Much less mass than, oh say …dust.
How many of you have ever sat on the couch with a ray of sunshine cutting through the room. In that ray of light, you see the sparkles of dust. You pat the sofa, and the air is filled with clouds of speckles. Do they drop like bricks? No, and they have much more mass than the virus, even a virus that is ‘heavy with moisture.’ That virus in that moisture will very quickly lose its H2O counterpart and stay aloft for hours. It will remain aloft until it lands on your food, your body, clothes, packaging in the store, and so on.
While the media is lying to us all by not using the words ‘electron’ in their microscopic descriptions of a mask and the virus, little old ladies like the aforementioned are doing their best to cow the rest of us to tolerate their uninformed bullshit. Oh my, where are my manners. I meant El Toro De Caca!
Here is the truth of it. If you can smell anything while wearing a mask, it is not protecting you. Perfume esters, smoke particles, and yes, those silent farts that kill us all are made up of things that are .4 NM or larger. The virus is .004 to .001 NM. That means if you can smell it, you are wearing something that will allow farts to enter the room. Fart molecules are much much larger than that tiny little .001 NM virus. Got it yet?
I see people wearing a bandana, which is less protective than panties. Those are the people who are preaching to us about how irresponsible we are. FFS!
How much longer can we keep the rude finger in the holster? How much longer can we smile and mutter ‘fuck you’ under our breaths?
Many of you know my roots are from the UK. Churchill was a cousin of mine. On the opposite end of the scale from Winston, is a lady also from the UK that I would pretty much disagree with her on everything but, one of her songs.
Lilly Allen was made known to me by a younger crowd when I was having a particularly bad day. One of her songs made me happy. It still does. If you have not heard it, look it up. It is the infamous fuck you song.
To all the idiots out there who ditched science classes, and are now preaching science to those of us who didn’t skip those classes…Yeah…Fuck You Very Much!
But TW, what are we to do?
The first thing is to know the truth of it. The lies peddled by the media are hurting people.
You wear your knickers over your nose and think you are protected. That misinformation, those lies are why we have the spike in cases. They want to weaponize the information and blame people for it, but the truth is, they know what I am telling you. The real question is, why are they not telling us the truth? Why are they blaming people who voted a certain way? Why are they doing more damage by pointing the finger at groups of sick people and folks who are tired of staying at home?
Those are the questions you should be asking of your blooming media, who come off as informed with their black-rimmed glasses. Folks, they are actors and are stupid actors at that. They are hurting everyone in the world. They are the enemy of the people, everywhere, in every city, town, and country. Until they can report the facts without the bullshit, they are the enemy and are state-run, Joseph Goebbels style propaganda. You might as well be listening to Pravda or the stations from North Korea.
Stay out of crowds.
Know your mask is not some shield like on Star Trek. It will blunt the distance of a sneeze or cough on the X Axis but, it will direct that same sneeze or cough up past your nose to hover over the masses for hours.
Even if you have the masks reserved for health care workers, you would need proper training to know how to wear it. By the way, if you did have that mask, by the end of the day, your face would be bruised. Yeah, it has to be about that tight.
When this mess started back in February, I purchased ozone generators. Ozone sanitizes the surfaces of things and kills germs. No, I have no stock in any bloody company; I am just telling you that Ozone is one possible thing you might consider, especially during the winter months when you cannot open your house up. Be warned; Ozone is an irritant to your sinuses. That means my lovelies, don’t run it in the room while you are in it and air out that room before you occupy it.
Suppose I owned a restaurant, school, church, etc.; I would run them at night to flood the area with Ozone.
I have one that will do half the house during the nighttime hours, and another I can put in a closet during the day to sterilize clothes and such.
Yes, there is science behind what I am telling you. However, I don’t know if it will get through the shell of that virus or not. A virus is not a living thing per se. Since I don’t own, or have access to an electron microscope, perhaps one of you can get me a grant to do some research. Someone has to step forward and cut through the bullshit.
While I cannot fire the media, I can turn them off, and I have. I would suggest highly that you do the same. It is past time we take power away from those demigods telling us what to think. Yes, Mika, I saw that film. I will never forget you said it.
As a writer, I would suggest you read a book or two. Start with Animal Farm or perhaps 1984.
Need something newer? Presidential Assassin is a novel I wrote a few years ago. I think a sequel might be on the way.
I do care about you. That is part of my frustration. I read your blogs; I hear you. Know that I, too, am hurting and am pissed. I feel as if idiots rule us, or perhaps there is a darker, more nefarious presence at work. Follow the money.
Much Love -TW