A Rappers Lessons on COVID

I came across this twitter feed from a rapper named Zuby.

https://twitter.com/ZubyMusic/status/1412012537986568193

I confess I have no Idea who he is because I do not listen to rap.  Rap music and popular music to me is just mindless drivel.  The performer is selling an image rather than music.  Many performers become rich selling an image.  I do not begrudge them that.  They are selling a product, and no one is forced to buy it.  If they can convince someone to buy their products good for them.

I never listen to Rap because I find rappers to be the worst offenders.  99.9% image 0.1% music.  That causes me to overlook people like Zuby who has something intelligent to say.  The twitter feed I linked contains Zuby’s thoughts about covid which I have reproduced at the bottom of the post.

All Zuby’s thoughts are worth considering.  Many of the points he makes I have discussed on my blog.  Of all the points, the first and the last are the most important.  They perfectly describe how we got here.  Those points I want to discuss briefly.

Point 1                  Most people would rather be in the majority, than be right.

The first day the mask mandates were dropped my wife and I walked into a store without masks on.  Most people were still wearing masks.  My wife felt very uncomfortable and put her mask on.  My wife is intelligent.  She has seen the data and knows masks do not work.  Still, she is human and felt the pressure to conform.  Those human instincts overrode her intellect and compelled her to re-join the group.  I did not put my mask on so you can judge for yourself what that means about my humanity.

Politicians or at least their handlers understand this piece of human behavior.  They do not just understand it.  They use it to manipulate us.  When they get the herd moving, they can keep it moving.  All they must do is to mop up the mask-less stragglers.

 

Point 21                Most people are fairly compassionate and have good intentions (this is good).  As a result, most people deeply struggle to understand that some people, including our ‘leaders’, CAN have malicious or perverse intentions (this is bad).

Politicians are evil Bastards.  I know this.  I accept this but most people cannot.  I have a friend that I work with.  We have daily conversations about how easily people are accepting this Tyranny.  Ever conversation ends in the same conclusion.  Politicians are knowingly harming people for their own selfish reasons.  My friend always shakes his head and tells me he understands what is happening, but he just does not understand how politicians can do this.

Politicians do what they do because they are sociopaths.  They are incapable of empathy.  To them something is good if it is good for them personally.  If others are harmed by this, they simply do not care.  My friend cannot understand this because he is not a sociopath.

I am glad my friend struggles to understand this.  I would hate to think I have befriended a sociopath.  My friend need not be concerned with how he thinks.  He should be very concerned with who he picks as friends because I understand all of this.  Again, I will leave it up to you to decide what that says about me.

Zuby correctly points out that people have a strong need to belong and that most people are not sociopaths.  They simply refuse to believe that politicians are evil.  This makes humans extremely manipulatable.  Politicians know that people will not question their motives.  Especially if they can be convinced political actions are good for the herd.

If humans were less human, we never would have allowed our rights to be stripped away so easily.  The first thing we would do is question politicians.  We would never have willingly followed people of such obviously low moral fiber.  That dear friend is the story of COVID in a nutshell.  Humans being human, and sociopaths exploiting them.  It should not have taken a rapper to explain it.

Zuby’s 21 lessons of COVID

  1. Most people would rather be in the majority, than be right.
  2. At least 20% of the population has strong authoritarian tendencies, which will emerge under the right conditions.
  3. Fear of death is only rivalled by the fear of social disapproval. The latter could be stronger.
  4. Propaganda is just as effective in the modern day as it was 100 years ago. Access to limitless information has not made the average person any wiser.
  5. Anything and everything can and will be politicized by the media, government, and those who trust them.
  6. Many politicians and large corporations will gladly sacrifice human lives if it is conducive to their political and financial aspirations.
  7. Most people believe the government acts in the best interests of the people. Even many who are vocal critics of the government.
  8. Once they have made up their mind, most people would rather to commit to being wrong, than admit they were wrong.
  9. Humans can be trained and conditioned quickly and relatively easily to significantly alter their behaviors – for better or worse.
  10. When sufficiently frightened, most people will not only accept authoritarianism, but demand it.
  11. People who are dismissed as ‘conspiracy theorists’ are often well researched and simply ahead of the mainstream narrative.
  12. Most people value safety and security more than freedom and liberty, even if said ‘safety’ is merely an illusion.
  13. Hedonic adaptation occurs in both directions, and once inertia sets in, it is difficult to get people back to ‘normal’.
  14. A significant % of people thoroughly enjoy being subjugated.
  15. ‘The Science’ has evolved into a secular pseudo-religion for millions of people in the West. This religion has little to do with science itself.
  16. Most people care more about looking like they are doing the right thing, rather than actually doing the right thing.
  17. Politics, the media, science, and the healthcare industries are all corrupt, to varying degrees. Scientists and doctors can be bought as easily as politicians.
  18. If you make people comfortable enough, they will not revolt. You can keep millions docile as you strip their rights, by giving them money, food, and entertainment.
  19. Modern people are overly complacent and lack vigilance when it comes to defending their own freedoms from government overreach.
  20. It’s easier to fool a person than to convince them that they have been fooled.
  21. Most people are fairly compassionate and have good intentions (this is good). As a result, most people deeply struggle to understand that some people, including our ‘leaders’, CAN have malicious or perverse intentions (this is bad).

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  1. Erica
    Erica says:

    A few months ago, I discovered a self published book called Vaccine Roundup: Questioning the Narrative. A Exercise in Critical Thinking by Ian Usher. It had been banned from Amazon (an Amazon reader mentioned it in his comment when I was looking into buying another book). But it was available on barnesandnoble.com and I bought it immediately.

    This book introduced me to the term, “decency bias” which is another way to describe what you are talking about. People lack sufficient imagination to believe that human monsters exist. But you need only to crack a history book to know that they HAVE existed, that there have been ruthless individuals in the past who have such a need for power that it erases their humanity. So why can’t such people exist now? What is frightening is that never before in history did such people have access to the internet (and television) where their propaganda can spread in an instant in endless permutations. We are in a psychological (and information) war and most aren’t even aware of this.

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    • richardsuffron
      richardsuffron says:

      You are so right Erica. Most people are decent or at least they try to be. What Politicians do is so evil that it is abstract to the average person. They refuse to see the evil in front of them because they refuse to believe people would pursue such selfish endeavors. This decency bias is what caused people to get on trains and walk in to the gas chambers.

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