April 15th, 2020
It’s what a lot of people think.
It’s what a lot of people think.
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It’s 5g I tell you. It’s 5g…..
Is a rather efficient method of ridding the world of the lest productive (and infertile) individuals such as the elderly, infirm, obese, diabetic, etc, etc.
@Henry Ford: Do you know where this 5G conspiracy theory came from? Was it an April Fool’s that got taken seriously by some dimwits? The mind boggles.
Quite an a..hole, that god-thing. But we always knew that didn’t we? After all, we created it.
Dennis K, I agree. This pandemic has done far more to curb population growth than gay marriage. Makes me think of a video I saw that makes a point of natural disasters being the planet’s way of scratching an itch, the way an animal would scratch away fleas.
It’s sad that so many have died but given the way governments have handled, or should I say mishandled the situation, the current state of the world shouldn’t be a surprise. Pointing the finger at gay marriage is a typically reductive response from people who probably don’t know enough about biology to properly take a piss.
That being said, I would like to see resultant regulations on wet markets, especially ones that sell animals no sane person should be consuming.
arbeyu — Do you have a link for that? I’ve also heard the the current Flat Earth movement was started as a joke (or a troll maybe) and then took on a life of its own. (Such a thing had existed before the Internet, but only barely, and I’m not sure there is any continuity between that and the current movement).
There seems to be a subset of the human race that is infatuated with the idea of conspiracies and secret knowledge, and they will run with pretty much anything if it pushes the right buttons. (I would distinguish this from traditional religion though, which one believes not because it is secret, but because it’s part of your culture, and everyone believes it).
@jb – No, I have no link.
After posting, I went looking. I’ve read (but nothing from a news site I would trust fully) that various 5g conspiracies have been brewing for some time, and this supposed link to COVID-19 is just the latest.
So not the result of an April Fool’s joke being taken seriously. Just the result of conspiracy-theory weirdos. Be it “Flat Earth” or “Contrails”, as you say, there seem to be people desperate to believe in secret knowledge.
I can’t hear God because I’ve got my 5G tinfoil hat on!
I don’t think David Icke cares about us anymore, otherwise why would he let such a dreadful thing happen! If he cared he’d make a guest appearance in the strip!
Is this the first J&M with a capitalized title? If so, it’s historic.
Falwell was right!,,,,,,,,or possibly not,,,,,,
It’s interesting to note that we tend to cause mass health problems as omnivores. Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease from our love of mutton and beef in particular, and a whole alphabet of conditions from Amebiasis to Yersina due to poor preparation practices. It’s probably not a good idea to eat anything that can’t crawl out of the pot or any vegetable that has been fertilized with animal excretions that have not been properly processed e.g. maturation over at least 12 months.
jb – you wrote “There seems to be a subset of the human race that is infatuated with the idea of conspiracies and secret knowledge, and they will run with pretty much anything if it pushes the right buttons.”
I think you’re right, and I think many people in that subset want to believe “secret knowledge” because it gives them a feeling of being special. Mass communication for the last hundred years has given ordinary people knowledge of the existence of people of great ability and merit. They know they can’t be a great athlete, or writer, or politician. They aren’t members of a royal family. Mass communication has driven in the point of just how ordinary they are, or even how substandard. But if they believe something few others believe, that confers on them a feeling of specialness.
It helps if they’re stupid enough, so as not to understand how wrong they are. Ordinary, non-special people with half a brain don’t believe the earth is flat. But they might believe in alien abductions, secret Catholic plots to suppress books with forbidden knowledge, or a Jewish plot to .
Somehow, the previous post lost this phrase, at the end: ”fill in nefarious plot here”.
In Genesis it is claimed that God gave Man dominion over all the living creatures of the earth. This is hardly true as we are seeing a big increase in virulence of these “creatures” with each new Flu season. The truth of the matter is the Old Testes got it wrong again, the creatures of the earth have dominion over us, always have and always will.
@ Someone, I would not expect to see a reduction in population growth as a result of COVID. We will see a spike in birth rates as the lockdown has forced people to stay at home, become bored and do what?.
I dunno, natural disasters don’t seem to cause a noticeable increase in the birth rate. Just thinking about the people affected/dead/dying of the pandemic is a bit of a turn off. Plus, it’s likely to come back just as strong, if not worse, in the fall. Do you really want to be pushing out a fresh potential coronavirus victim at the height of the next wave?
On the other hand, there are urges and needs… If only there were some sort of hub where safe digital pr0n could be had for that quick…
First comment? Yeah. Yes, nothing will educate those twits.
Well, it was first zero comments when I loaded the strip. Ha ha. A predictable punch line this time, Author. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, eh. (if you get the Seinfeld reference.)
jb, a company called Acorn is selling T-shirts that say If the Earth was flat, cats would have pushed everything off it by now. (https://www.acornonline.com/XD1961WH.html)
I’ve been immune to religion for decades.
Tom Campbell: That’s one of the several reasons I’m a vegan.
I note that J & M are wearing rather natty face masks. I am reliably informed that while they look very smart and fashionable, they are not very effective at protecting the wearer from infection.
All progress is contrary to God’s purpose. If God had intended us to fly, he would never have given us the railways.
@ E.A. Blair : “Is this the first J&M with a capitalized title?”
I had to check the archive to get the answer. There almost thirty.
Anonymous, you’re right. And if god intended us to fly into space with rockets, he never would have given us airplanes.
Glenner son…If nature intended us to be vegan, sprouts would taste like bacon and vice versa….????
C’mon, man, we all know you can carry -and spread- the virus without noticeable symptoms .
It’s part of the social compact: I wear my mask in public so I don’t ( hypothetically possibly ) kill some one—or subject them to three weeks in the hospital isolated from actual human contact with their family worried sick but only able to visit via FaceTime. And knowing they could kill the very PPE-clad people nursing them through it.
Get with it
OtterBe: It seems to be generally accepted by the experts that, for the general public, masks do not protect the wearer from infection, but do help to protect others from being infected by the mask wearer if the mask wearer is already a carrier. In the clinical situation, masks do help to protect the nurses etc both from being infected and from infecting the patients and each other.
J and M obviously could not care less about infecting other people, but will be selfishly worried about the risks of being infected by others.
Son of Glenner,
I have reread your earlier post several times, and I still get the sense that you were saying that the only reason to wear a mask is to be fashionable — the 2020 version of the flag lapel pin from 9/11. I dislike wrongly calling someone out, so could you please explain what I am missing? Your post above doesn’t particularly address the issue.
Note: I do mechanical work in retirement homes and hospitals. For example, I am replacing a steam line this weekend in a hospital which has Corvid19 cases—and while wandering around outside talking on the phone yesterday, I almost walked in the middle of the drive-up testing. What I’m saying is that I may be overly sensitive about the issue. Anyone still reading care to chime in and tell me I’m overreacting?
OtterBe: Sorry if my tongue was too far into my cheek.
BTW: Hate to be pedantic, but it’s Covid, not Corvid. Corvids are birds of the crow family.
SoG: “BTW: Hate to be pedantic, but it’s Covid, not Corvid”. No you don’t, you just like to crow.
HaggisForBrains: Caw! Caw! Caw!
I actually saw my mistake. Can’t recall now why I failed to post a correction.
No, wait… The Navaho historically put an element out of place in any rug they made because Man is imperfect. Yeah: that’s why I did that. Feet of clay and all that 😉
If there’s going to be all this bickering , I’m just going to have to leave. It’s not so fervid to say corvid, not covid, as it is to say nucular, not nuclear. But I digress. Too late, the crow has flown, the horse has left the barn. Put in geologic terms the horst has left the tarn. If it weren’t for these arguments our minds would be at ease, but no, we’ve got this fookin goddam covid disease.