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How to say we are in a pandemic and mean it without being a liar

For obvious reasons, I have tried to downplay the supposed Covid-19 pandemic because there is no medical emergency, and in fact, never has been. Invariably, however, the subject will come up in casual conversations with Covid-19 believers and to skirt around the issue and be agreeable, I normally use the term "Covid-19 fiasco". It helps me get around the fact that there is no actual pandemic in medical terms, but still conveys that something cataclysmic has happened.

The other day I was in the shop, and I ran into an old professional acquaintance. As we had not met for several years, the first point on the agenda, naturally, was to catch up.

I asked about his farm animals and what he was doing and he did the same. He also mentioned that he had expected me not to be around, on account of a  plans I had previously. I then went into how circumstances put a spanner in those works, and I mentioned "the pandemic" as being a central aspect.

While it is true that the Covid-19 fiasco was the immediate cause of the cessation of my plan on the timescale I had intended, subsequent events altered conditions so much that my original plans become untenable. In other words, if anything, the Covid-19 fiasco spared me the trouble of getting out of a pretty bad spot, in which I may well have found myself had those plans gone ahead, and that actually may be the only positive that has come out of this whole fiasco. What I thought was a mere postponement became in the course of time a change of plans. 

Anyway, enought of that: There are not enough details on that story to juice it up into something interesting.

So, almost immediately after I had laid the blame on "the pandemic", I felt guilty, and even more so after we had parted ways. After all, anyone who knows me well enough to engage me in private conversation knows that I not only a Covid-19 skeptic, but a full-blown Covid-19 denier.

Below is a sampling of phrases which I think have probably worn out most people around me by  now:

"There is no pandemic!"

"Who's  dying?"

"Nobody is dying!"

"It's a hoax!"

Then I had to go and blame it all on a pandemic which is non-existent in actual statistics and experience. I felt a bit ashamed, but  on reflection, I thought to myself, "Was I lying? Is there really no pandemic?"

Well, as a perverted occupant of the U.S. White House once said, "It depends on what the meaning of 'is' is", because, of course, there is a pandemic.

We have today the world's greatest pandemic in world history, except it is not that of a disease killing indiscriminately, or discriminately, depending on whatever the lie-of-the-week is, but rather a pandemic of liars and tyrants who have been allowed to rise to power, enabled by a populace which will believe anything they are told by people claiming to be scientists.

There is indeed a pandemic. It is one of power-hungry politicians. It is one of dishonest at best, probably clueless, and at worst criminally nefarious scientists who would push us into a new world order ruled my misanthropes. It is one of a populace which will do anything the government wants so long as the government has scared them into believing it cares for them. It is one of media which will only parrot government narratives. It is one of corporations which will go along to get a piece of the cake, while driving their smaller competitors out of business. It is one of teachers who do not care for the good of their pupils and students. It is one of doctors who do not care for their patients. It is one of cowardice in the face of obvious lies. It is one of sinful sloth whereby people who spend hours on the Internet on trivial affairs cannot take 15 minutes to research the one topic which has dominated the world's conversation for the past 18 months from sources other than those which have been proved wrong so many times.

Worst of all, perhaps, it is of Catholic clergy who do not care for the souls of those entrusted to them. It is of a pope who is going along with this anti-God and anti-Christian agenda, and of bishops who, if they realise this, are too cowardly to do anything about it.

So there is a pandemic, and I don't even mind calling it Covid-19 because the term can be seen as the umbrella term for all these dishonest and slothful characters.

I have been accused of being argumentative to the point of liking argument for argument's sake. That is a mischaracterisation, because while I do not shy away from arguments, I canot recal ever engating in argument for contrarianism's sake. I do, however, generally attempt not to stay silent in the face of little lies, because big lies almost make use of little lies to craft grand deceitful narratives, and also because the search for truth is one to which Christians are duty-bound. 

Here though, I think I have found a way to seem agreeable while actually meaning something completely different, yet being completely truthful. 

Of course, with close friends and acquaintances, I am much more likely to confromt the major lies, but in passing, and where occasion does not afford me this opportunity, I realised, on reflection, I can now say that we "there is a pandemic", and not feel guilty about it, because it is true.

Truth will have its day and in time the real panedmic will be seen to be one of tyrants, liars, scientism on the part of the transmitters of lies, and sloth on the part of the recipients. Whether anybody will care for the truth when it comes out is another matter entirely as so many people have welded themselves to the grand Covid-19 narrative, and attached a pseudo-religious...

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