I explained a bit how I changed the signs in the previous post, so I’ll spare you the redundancy, but I’ll just give just a wee kiss of politics this time, not enough to make anyone gag.
I am not entirely unsympathetic to the protesters here, and I’m just having some fun. While I maintain that the least we can do is wear masks and observe social distancing — and better yet stay inside until science says it’s the right time to go out again — people are getting desperate, and desperate people do desperate things. It’s not their fault their life’s savings and their livelihood are being squandered on slowing the spread of a virus courtesy of a still-mysterious source in China. For most Americans the financial devastation is worse than getting the virus, though of the cases so far in America where there is an outcome fully a whopping 29% ended in death. The benchmark of a million cases is already over 130,000 cases in the past. My issue with the protesters is that by not wearing masks nor taking proper precautions they seriously risk compounding the problem.
Since at least one person misread my statement about 29% of cases with an outcome in America leading to death, here’s a handy chart from Worldometer.]
I don’t know how the government can expect people to stay shut in if they aren’t helping them out financially. Tens of millions are newly unemployed and awaiting their stimulus checks. Had the government handled this better, they might have a lot more faith and tolerance. It’s a lot to ask people to sacrifice themselves for the good of the whole when the reason this virus is in America is the heads of the CCP put themselves above their citizens and the world, as did the WHO, and most of the most significant players. So, it’s just up to the little people to be altruistic and put others before themselves, I guess. That said, the protesters are on the slippery slope between not sacrificing themselves for others and sacrificing others for themselves.
One can have liberty and not have COVID 19. I’ll take option 3.
More than 65,000 deaths is not “crying wolf”.
I don’t like the idea of Jesus being squose into a syringe. Not one bit!
People seem befuddled a bit, as if they were under some foreign occupying power, not cooperating in order to fight a foreign, occupying, powerful virus. It’s the virus that the authorities are trying to contain, not the people. Unless you listen to David Icke’s conspiracy crap, in which case, well, there are also reptile aliens living in the hollow moon.
I guess a lie has killed nearly 240,000 people worldwide. There was no moon landing, the Earth is flat, and there are worm people living in holes in the ground!! I can year the cuckoo singing in the cuckoo berry tree.
Leave the Beaver-Ranch open, I say. Indiana has over 18,000 cases and 1,000 deaths. Had they over-reached earlier, those numbers could have slashed a digit or two.
There’s a bit of a red herring going on here with the rights and freedom angle. The intent is NOT to take away people’s rights, but merely to do what is necessary to insure the public safety, and avert catastrophe. These people aren’t fighting dictatorship, they are fighting communal participation in fighting a deadly virus.
When we are talking about a refusal to wear masks, we are talking about the “freedom” to spread the virus. The woman seems similarly confused, because the issue is protecting other peoples’ bodies if she is infected. If they want to expose themselves to the virus, they can go lick some handrails. Nobody is stopping their freedom to do that with their bodies. They are being asked to cooperate so they don’t infringe on other peoples’ freedom to not be infected by the virus. These are opposite things. Their argument is the same as saying not being able to smoke in a crowded elevator takes away their freedom to do what they want with their own bodies.
I guess I should interject this graph which is really helpful for dispelling the arguments about how there’s more deaths from the flu, car crashes, cancer, and heart disease. Look at the red line below, and you can see about how many more weeks people can still make that argument. It was only still true for heart disease for about a few days after this chart was made. The problem is that COVID-19 is accelerating. The argument that other causes of death in the US are greater is like saying, “My Honda Civic is driving faster than that jet”. Well, that was indeed true when the jet was taxiing in the runway. It’s currently at 400 mph and climbing. The only reason the numbers aren’t much higher already is the quarantine measures already in place.
Many of these protesters think they are fighting in the name of freedom, but if their protests backfire and the virus gets the upper hand, than they will have merely slammed everyone else’s freedom, and the freedom of civilization to function. It’s an all-or-nothing gamble, and I’d rather put my money on the scientists and medical professionals to do things calmly, rationally, and based on all the best research and evidence.
Funny Protest Signs Reveal Part 1: Before and After Photoshopping
Whole lotta’ Photoshop goin’ on here, folks.
Above you can see a few different techniques I used to change the signs. In the upper left sign, I cut and past their written letters to make new words and the opposite meaning. Bottom left sign I approximated their font to add more text. And in the sign on the right I cut and paste their font to make new words. Of course I have to tweak out the perspective on fonts to make them appear correctly on the signs.
You can also see how I thought of what to change signs to. A lot of it is whatever their signs already suggest, and what letters they used that I could rearrange. It was easy to get DANCING out of DISTANCING, and then I thought to throw in MACARANA.
Above, I had to recreate the writing. Her text doesn’t have a V, U, or S.
With the COMMIE VIRUS sign, I created the graphic, and I had to create new letters with the A and D that don’t appear in the original text. For example, I made the D our of the R. It’s drawing the letter to appear like a real font.
In the signs above I rearranged and recreated their hand written letters. One is a little subtle. In the partially obscured sign that says “THE LOCKDOWN” on it, I changed the half of a D to a half C plus a K for “…CK LOCKDOWN”.
These kids know a lot more about the constitution than I did when I was their age, or perhaps even now. Somehow I rather think that if I had a contagious case of flesh-eating virus, these folk wouldn’t support my constitutional right to go out and spread it to them. By their logic you can’t quarantine anyone, even, without violating their rights.
I changed for signs in the pic above. One I just switched out the sign entirely with my own text and font, reading, “HELP CHINA DEFEAT AMERICA”. I still don’t know what NESARA is.
For this one I found the closest font I could, changed the words, and tweaked them out to fit on the sign. I think I lucked out and it was either the same exact font, or something nearly identical.
I didn’t just copy-past letters here, or in most of them: I had to distort and recreate them in parts so they didn’t look copy-pasted. I’m sure I took the SC in FASCIST to make the SC in SCIENCE, but the letters look plausibly different. The sign belonging to the lady in the background had way too much text for me to bother splicing up, or working over, so I just put in a portrait of Xi Jinping.
Above is another case of using their letters in their handwriting as the impetus to come up with something else, which I thought was funny.
Stay tuned for Part 02 with the remaining 9 images.
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