The Japanese government put morons in charge of the Diamond Princess quarantine. They went full retard, and you should never go full retard.
Japan bungled the cruise ship quarantine so badly that Japan is now almost certain to have a big outbreak of the Wuhan Coronavirus – forcing them to cancel the Tokyo Olympics that begin this summer.
This proves that our biggest threat might not be the evil intentions of our government, but the absolute incompetence and stupidity of elected officials. These people are dumber than a box of rocks, and I can hardly believe it.
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The Wuhan Coronavirus – Death by Stupidity, Japanese Style
YouTube shortlink: https://youtu.be/Ual0mVipwS0
Back when I was young and stupid – about 12 years ago – I used to think that governments were merely inefficient. That was before I took a contract to write computer manuals for the Indiana Department of Child Services.
I love children, and the idea of helping the State of Indiana keep children from being abused seemed like a great idea. I needed a job. They needed a technical writer. It seemed perfect.
Now, they needed me because they were developing their own software, in house. From scratch. It was a pretty big undertaking, and they hired a bunch of programmers – and me – to get the job done. And, since I already had many years of experience writing some of the most technical manuals out there, I thought that this job would be pretty easy to do.
Boy was I wrong.
Up to that point, I had never done any work for any government of any kind. So, I was completely unprepared for what I would hear in my first business meeting with the woman overseeing this project. She wanted to change features to the software, during a code freeze, just before a new release. I was so shocked that my jaw hung open for what felt like half the meeting.
This poor, brain-damaged woman continued to make decisions like this, until I almost couldn’t take it. It was so soul-destroying that I once called my lovely wife at her job and told her that I wanted to move to Greenland.
When she told me that it’s really cold there, I looked for the most isolated place on earth to get away from the morons that were driving me mad. I hit on the Pitcairn Islands. And, it sounded lovely, until I found out the morons live there, too.
Then, the Lord sent us off to Israel, which allowed me to quit my job on Christmas Eve, 2009. My best Christmas present, EVER. Not long after I left, the whole project collapsed under the weight of the accumulated incompetence of the department manager. But, I’m betting that she kept her job.
In government, the morons keep their jobs, while the competent are driven away.
That’s why, when my wife told me to do a search for “Kentaro Iwata”. I was not unprepared for what I would find. My life-scarring and soul-destroying experience with government incompetence has helped me understand what few people could ever know:
Governments are FULL of stupid people.
The more powerful they are, the more stupid they will be.
But, I’m getting ahead of myself.
My search turned up a certain Dr. Kentaro Iwata, Professor of Infectious Diseases at Kobe University, and he had just published a video about his personal journey to find out what was happening on the cruise ship, Diamond Princess – the one that was under quarantine for the Wuhan Coronavirus.
I had been wondering about how it was possible for so many new cases to break out on this ship, when it was supposed to be under quarantine. My wife and I had been trading theories about air ducts, food handling and door knobs for days – until we saw Dr. Iwata release his YouTube video.
I was absolutely shocked at how stupid the Japanese had been in their handling of this cruise ship. Instead of making this a quarantine operation, they had created a coronavirus breeding and propagation laboratory. It was almost as if they WANTED the Wuhan Coronavirus to spread throughout Japan.
Of course, those of you who like to cook up a good conspiracy theory will jump at the chance to claim that this is some diabolical attempt at population reduction. But, it’s not. The people in charge of this operation are too stupid to think like that. And, everything that I heard Kentaro Iwata say, brought back memories that horrible experience of having been on the inside of the Indiana State Government.
First, let’s get to what Professor Iwata actually had to say:
(subtitles in Simplified Chinese)
Now, before getting into the specifics of this video, notice the ‘fuzziness’. That’s because this video had been downloaded and then re-uploaded onto a different YouTube channel. And, I never post a video like this, unless I have no other choice, since I’m strongly against the theft of someone else’s work.
So, why am I posting this copy of the original?
Well, let’s look at the original:
OOPS! He was forced to take it down.
I remember thinking that I probably needed to download that video, when I bookmarked it. But, I waved that thought aside as being just a bit too cynical. Well, now I know.
Next time I’ll listen to that “little voice” a little more intently.
The Japanese government forced Professor Iwata to take down this video because it made them look stupid and incompetent – which is exactly the kind of thing that a stupid and incompetent government would try to do. Kentaro Iwata claims that he took down this video of his own volition, but you and I aren’t stupid.
But, just to dot all the ‘eyes’ and cross all the ‘tees’, here is Kentaro’s explanation for taking down the video:
I removed my YouTube clip myself since there is no need for further discussing this. Thank you and I apologize to those who got involved in.
— 岩田健太郎 (@georgebest1969) February 19, 2020
Did you notice that he apologized?
Riiiight. He was forced.
By the way, Mrs. Little has a lot of experience working with and for the Japanese – in addition to her mom having become Japanese. Japanese culture is all about ‘face’ – as in, preserving it. And, the thought of ‘dishonoring’ your rulers is just… unthinkable. But, you and I aren’t so culturally shackled to a need to worship our dear overlords, so let’s rub their faces in their foolishness.
Think of it as a public duty.
Now, where was I… Oh yes.
For those of you who missed some of the details of just how stupid Japanese officials were, let’s go through their stupidity in detail. And, we should start with those who tried to stop this brave professor.
(and yes, he showed real courage)
Notice who was blocking Professor Iwata:
Those officials operating in the field thought that having him along was a good idea. But, those in middle and upper-management within the Japanese bureaucracy handling this debacle probably thought that Dr. Iwata would see some things that they would want to have covered up. And, this professor was blocked three times before succeeding in getting onto the ship.
First, the infectious disease bureaucrats blocked him.
Then, disaster management bureaucrats blocked him.
Finally, someone in the Japanese government smuggled him onto the ship by having him ‘work’ as an assistant to a physician.
Once he got onto the ship, the DMAT officer in charge of the operation was all too happy to have him on board, assisting with the attempt to stop the infection from spreading. They actually wanted him there, which shows that the people actually doing the job had no idea about how badly they were doing it.
This is very, very important to remember because people who love a good hoax, will try to claim that the spread of the Wuhan Coronavirus was intentional. It WAS not, and it definitely IS not.
The Japanese officials, on that ship, really were doing their best, but were completely incompetent. The same goes for the department head that I worked for, who single-handedly destroyed millions of dollars of work. Government officials literally do not know how stupid they are, at their job.
Now, let’s get into just how stupid these people were, on this ship:
No distinction between zones of infection, on the ship. There was no quarantine area on the ship that kept the infected passengers away from the non-infected passengers.
Passengers, crew and officers were mingling freely. Dr. Iwata saw that people were just walking around. People were gathering together to eat, some with their protection suits on and some even with their possibly-contaminated gloves still on. At this point in the video, I just ‘lost it’.
I could not believe that anyone could be so stupid. You wear a protection suit (a PPE) because you will be operating in contaminated areas. And, this means that the outer layer of your suit WILL be contaminated. Not ‘might be’, but ‘WILL BE’.
From this alone, the infection WILL have spread to other passengers and crew. WILL. Not might. The only question is in how many of these people will come down with the Wuhan Pneumonia.
Seriously, I just can’t believe this. Before hearing Dr. Iwata speak, I had been envisioning a careful process of containment, where people stay in their cabins and are careful to not interact with each other. I was also assuming that those who were directly involved with the passengers would follow standard quarantine procedures.
All of this was just before the five minute mark in the video. And, up to that moment, my Darling Dearest was telling me that ‘The good part is coming’ as I played it. (Grrrrrr!) But, when I got to the part where passengers and crew mingled, she got a chance to see me explode – which is what she was looking for. I am… entertaining …at times.
Crew with fevers. Those crew members that came down with fevers walked to the medical office, without protection and interacted with the medical officer without protection.
In the more than 20 years in which he had been on the ground, involved with infectious disease outbreaks in Africa and Asia, dealing with Ebola, Cholera and SARS, Dr. Iwata had never been afraid for his own safety. Wherever he was, he knew how to protect himself and others. So, he was never afraid.
But, inside the Diamond Princess cruise ship, he was truly frightened, for the first time.
Think that through. This guy had been in the middle of the worst outbreaks of the past 20 years. He had never been afraid, while being in the middle of those terrible epidemics. But, he was afraid, while on the Diamond Princess.
It’s one thing for you and me to say something like this. We aren’t experts. We don’t have 20 years of experience dealing with the worst epidemics in the world. This guy is an expert. He has the experience, and he was very afraid.
Looking around himself, he knew that there was no way that he could know where the virus was, and was not. And, the number one reason for why this was the case, lies in one very simple statement:
Because the bureaucrats were in control.
Infected paper forms were being passed from hand to hand. His suggestions for basic protections for staff were rebuffed. Eventually, they threw him off the ship.
There was not a single infectious disease control specialist on that ship.
Not. A. Single. One.
The bottom line is this:
Everyone who gets off of the Diamond Princess cruise ship has been contaminated by this virus. Every single one. We just don’t know who will be infected and come down with the pneumonia that the Wuhan Coronavirus causes. Even Professor Kentaro Iwata knows that he is probably contaminated.
And, he’s afraid for himself and his family.
He’s also afraid for his country. All the people who were on that ship will spread throughout Japan, going back to their communities, families and jobs. They will use public transportation. And, this disease will spread.
So, now that we know this, we need to be watching Japan. We need to be praying for the Japanese, especially our brothers and sisters who are there. And, we need to be watching to see if this epidemic takes off in Japan.
Ultimately, this is an important lesson in human stupidity. History is full of such lessons, and it’s amazing that we never seem to learn from them. We don’t need some vast, global conspiracy to destroy the world. Human insanity and foolishness is far, far more destructive than any elite cabal could hope to be.
Yes, there are conspiracies. I’m not denying that. Just look at 9/11. And, one day, a conspiracy will put a horrible person that we call the Antichrist into power. In fact, you should watch my favorite video on conspiracy, here:
If you haven’t watched that, you need to stop what you are doing and click play. Just make sure that you have three and a half hours to spend on it. The only part that he gets wrong, is religion. And, he even gets some of that right.
However, the one thing that he gets wrong the most is this:
No conspiracy will ever be as deadly as stupidity.
I truly hope that you’ll be ready for this
A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished. – Proverbs 22:3
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