When people are afraid, they’ll follow any Pied Piper whose tune sounds like “safety.” From Doug “Uncola” Lynn at theburningplatform.com:
We are the hollow men
We are the stuffed men
Headpiece filled with straw. Alas!
Our dried voices, when
We whisper together
Are quiet and meaningless
As wind in dry grass
– T.S. Eliot
And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows taller than our soul
There walks a lady we all know
Who shines white light and wants to show
How everything still turns to gold
And if you listen very hard
The tune will come to you at last
When all are one and one is all
To be a rock and not to roll
– Led Zeppelin
Although most people are familiar with the legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelin, many today may not realize the story was derived from actual events. The account, which evolved through the years into a fairy tale, described a village that was overrun by rats until a flute-playing magician, of sorts, came along to lead the infestation from the town. The “Piper” was dressed in bright colorful clothes and he captured the imagination of the people. As a result, the townsfolk offered to pay him money… if only he would lead the rats away. But when the piper appeared to remove the rats from the town, the people reneged on their offer and, in turn, the Piper came for the children.
Sounds kind of familiar, doesn’t it?
Today, however, we would substitute the rats with Coronavirus® and with the Piper manifesting as the magician Fauci arrayed in all of the media’s colorful, electric lights. The people agreed to the Piper’s solutions at first but, after a while, they refused to pay the Piper and, now, the Piper has changed its tune once again. This time, he is coming to inject the children.