For those of you who aren’t a jerk millenial like me, you may not be aware of the doomer monicker. Doomer is a play on the boomer meme, but it’s applied to those people who screech at anyone who wants to go back to work, and anyone who questions the media’s fearmongering when it comes to COVID-19. Many people ask how people can be so obsessed with quarentine, and how they can get so psychotic about closing everything down, and there’s a reason why it’s impossible to figure out their rationale, it isn’t because of any of that, it’s wholly irrational.
Doomers aren’t actually tying to “save lives” as they so smugly try to say, they’re addicted to the dopamine hit they get from feeling morally justified. The COVID-19 media coverage, and the rationale used to justify lock downs is based entirely on fear and emotion. Doomers grab ahold of this fear and feel like they are being superheroes for calling the cops on business owners, neighbors, and posting shrilling takes on social media about how evil people are for wanting to go back to work.
Recently the Chief Medical Officer of Pennsylvania’s UPMC has called for an end to the lockdowns and said “Our outcomes are similar to the state of Pennsylvania, where the median age of death from COVID-19 is 84 years old. The few younger patients who died all had significant preexisting conditions.” Rather than the logical take away from this kind of information, which is that we should take steps to protect the elderly and infirm, but there is clearly no logic to keeping literally everyone locked down when the virus has little effect on most American, the doomers will tell you that you want to kill old people just for money, which literally nobody is saying. Amazingly, these same doomers have nothing to say about Gov. Andrew Cuomo forcing COVID patients into nursing homes, which invariably killed A LOT of people.
Doomers are obsessed with feeling moral, patting themselves on the back, and ultimately feeling like they are better than you. A lot of progressive thinking is built off the idea that those who agree are part of some intellectual nobility. They flaunt their points as if anyone who disagrees doesn’t have the cognative ability of understanding the “experts” like they do, the same “experts” who have been less reliable than a local news station’s weatherman (apologies to any meteorologists out there). They are addicted to the dopamine rush they get from feeling like they are part of some ultra-intelligent group who gets to preach to the luddites and unwashed masses who happen to be composed of their friends, familiy, and neighbors.
Though this is anecdotal, I will say that I have witnessed a common theme among the doomers that I have spoken with. Every person I have spoken to who is clutching their pearls and shaming anyone who dares think about going back to work is still working, there is a definite evidence that the people who are the most committed to keeping everyone hiding under their beds from COVID are those who are the least effected. The reason why you feel like you’re taking crazy pills trying to figure out how these people are so committed to this idiocy is because they aren’t, it is all about them feeling superior, and part of the intellectual nobility, it isn’t actually about COVID or saving lives.