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Monday, March 23, 2020

Very Important People

For John, BLUFPoet Rudyard Kipling understood, as he wrote "You will do your work on water, An' you'll lick the bloomin' boots of 'im that's got it."  Nothing to see here; just move along.

From Town Hall, by Writer Kurt Schlichter, 23 March 2020.

Here is the lede plus two:

Here are some people who are useless, especially now:  Performance artists, diversity consultants, magic crystal healers, sociology TAs, members of the mainstream media, and gender-unspecified entities who brew kale kombucha.

Here are some people who matter, especially now:  Soldiers, nurses, truckers, cops, the guy who stocks the shelves at Ralphs, farmers, and that dude rebuilding your roof.

The Chinese Bat Soup Flu has certainly clarified some of the blurred lines between what is important and what is frivolous garbage.  Yet, in a time when millions of Americans are at risk of dying as a direct result of ChiCom conspiracies and the bizarre need of its serfs to eat any weird thing that crawls or slithers within reach of their chopsticks, our useless elite is fixated on making sure we don’t hurt the feelz of the very people who stuck us in this predicament.

I do think Mr Schlichter is a little hard on the Elite in American society.  Don't you think that it is a very decent way to distance oneself from those kind of people, by categorizing them as elite and letting them self-isolate?

To the more important point, yes, the important folks in society, the "essential" workers, are those who keep things running.  Yes, the truck driver and the shelf stocker are key to our continued functioning.  Even the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania recognized it when it reopened Service Plazas on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, for truckers.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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