I will not play chess with pigeons any longer. I hadn't for a while, but now, I've got serious justification.
Go ahead. I'll wait.
Interesting thing...a lot of the woke-scolds are vegan. Study after study suggests that, while vegetarianism isn't too terrible for the human body long-term, veganism is.* It causes serious degradation to the amygdala (fear and emotional processing) and reasoning centers of the brain. In other words, vegans aren't as capable as others of filtering their emotional responses through reason. They are, in a word, toddlers in both reasoning capacity and emotional control.
Makes sense of a lot of the riots and temper tantrums we're seeing in woke-run cities, doesn't it.
It also makes sense of the utter panic over a fucking cold-on-steroids, too. People are reacting with emotion, rather than doing research and using their brains (a lot of people's have atrophied through non-use). And, when offered research on the effectiveness of measures proposed and/or taken, with an offer to explain anything that the layman doesn't understand (I have a stupidly-high reading comprehension, even for things that aren't in my bailiwick), they screech back with emotion and/or personal attacks:
- "You're a moron." (A response to the assertion that unless you're buying stuff rated for hazmat, your mask isn't saving you or anyone else. Despite plentiful research showing exactly what I'd posited.)
- "You just wanna kill grandma!" (No, that was Cuomo in New York and Whitmer in Michigan, both of whom put still-contagious Corona patients in nursing homes...after warning their people to remove their own elderly relatives, of course.)
- "You care more about money than people!" (The economy is more than money--it's food, medicine, medical care, everything that makes living in civilization possible, and the lockdowns are killing the ability of the nation to manufacture and move everything.)
- "Just put on the mask! Show you care!" (I don't care. And I don't jump on brainless bandwagons, either.) Or "Put on the mask! You're killing me if you don't!" (How long will this take? Because I haven't worn a mask, and won't wear one. And it's been five fucking months, already.)
*Going vegan short-term, for defined benefits, is not what I'm talking about--I can see an argument for that, if it's go vegan for a year or die of heart disease within that year. I'm talking about a permanent, lifestyle choice.