From what I have read: half of the US states have declared some sort of “lock down” that has ordered most businesses closed, banned public gatherings, and have “suggested” that people stay in their homes.

They are telling everyone to keep their “social distance” from others, essentially ending the freedom of assembly.

The media is getting more ridiculous, if that is even possible in the Trump era.

The New York Times is telling obvious lies about “Chinese-Americans” being spat on. The only actual incident of such behavior was an “African-American” in New York City spraying a “Chinese-America” with Lysol.

Which is just funny, and something you would expect an “African-American” to do, regardless of the situation. The video was put on All Star Hip Hop, after all.

But the New York Times is trying to suggest that Donald Trump, by using the term “Chinese virus” is causing some sort of wave of “hate crimes” against Chinese people – and implying it’s MAGA hat wearing Trump fans doing it.

That they have the chutzpuh to make up these stories so shortly after the comedy stylings of Jussie Smollet and his MAGA Klansman spraying him with “acid” and putting a noose around his neck, at 2:00 AM in 20 below in MAGA country Chicago.

So, as the NYT tells is, “Yuanyuan Zhu was walking to her gym in San Francisco…”

San Francisco, probably the most Chinese city in America, and not exactly known as a hotbed of Donald Trump support.

So a man yells at her, yells “run them over” to a passing bus, and then spits on her.

“That person didn’t look strange or angry or anything, you know?” she said of her tormentor. “He just looked like a normal person.”

And who is causing this? Donald Trump.

But unlike in 2001, when President George W. Bush urged tolerance of American Muslims, this time President Trump is using language that Asian-Americans say is inciting racist attacks.

Donald Trump is causing San Francisco residents to spit on Chinese people.

So far, the coronavirus has killed fewer people than the yearly flu, most of those that have died were elderly and had other conditions. Yet multiple countries are being locked down.

And, Wall Street is in the middle of a massive, historical, heist of trillions of dollars from the public economy, while everyone is laid off of work and ordered to stay in their homes, “sheltering in place.”

At least with 9/11, we had fireworks – hijacked planes, buildings blowing up, a Bad Guy straight out of Central Casting, and a ready-made plot for both conservatives and liberals – even religious and secular.

Now Trump is telling us we’re fighting “an invisible enemy” and America is more locked down – and for much, much longer – than on 9/11 when they were telling everyone that more attacks were on the way.

James Corbett has a very nice piece about a “viral video.” Some dude in Brooklyn is filmed screaming out his window: “Flatten the Curve, Go Home” and the media has turned this into an international, viral sensation. Even Corbett, in Japan, has heard of this video.

Here’s a question. If you or I screamed something out of our window, posted it on youtube, would it then become a massive, world-wide viral sensation?

If you got drunk and started screaming shit on the street corner, what is more likely: the global media would turn you into a social media star, or you’d get arrested and spend the night in the drunk tank?

Yet people still believe that the media is “real” – not “fake” – or that it is somehow representative of reality, or that what gets shown on the media is relevant or important.

Remember: a HUGE percentage of mass media, these days, is reporting on what random people post on Twitter – which is about the equivalent of sending a “journalist” into a public restroom to read the graffiti on the stalls.