A little paranoia can be good

Letter to the editor

To the Editor,

Way back when my twin daughters were in their early teens, but old enough to be left at home, my now ex-wife and I flew to Albion, Ohio, to help straighten a family matter out.

Among the things I still remember, the beautiful art deco buildings in downtown Albion, the Goodyear tire museum, etc., there was this old Volvo similar to one we owned with a bumper sticker that said, “If you are no paranoid, you are not paying attention.”

Actually, Socrates said something quite similar! “The Gods give so we can glimpse something of the truth.”

So a little paranoia is handy from time to time. So it is with this COVID-19 thing.

We can dismiss all this nonsense about Bill Gates and Melinda, plus George Soros, having invented or financed the invention of the coronavirus, plus now have the cure and are waiting for the price to go up before releasing it all. You will notice that it’s always the more liberal persons that are the villians in all of this?

It’s the Alt Rights and neo-Conservatives who stand on guard for thee. They defend your right — not to wear a mask, not to social distance and to install a 50-cal Maxim gun on your front lawn!

And hail to the chief — which is for many, Donald Trump.

He’s going to save us from these commies and leftists in general. Hurrah! Hurrah!

In fact there is some shadowy organization called QAnon that see Donald Trump as the second coming — Oh if we don’t re-elect Donald Trump as defender of the “Free World” those Peds will pour out from under the beds to take over the planet!

Note here: if the lefties are trying to take over the world we are doing a lousy job of it all! From the US of A to Brazil to former communist countries like Poland and Russia itself are all under of the Far Right often “priest ridden” and semi-dictatorships entities equals paranoia.

Misplaced? Maybe!

Dennis Peacock

Clearwater, B.C.

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