On Sic et Non's most recent thread denouncing Covid-19 denial, the ever-earnest independent known as Sledge, drops a bomb:
"Will Schryver, unfortunately buys into these insane conspiracy theories."
The Proprietor responds in feigned amazement:
I suppose this isn't the first time the Proprietor hasn't been aware of what Schryver says right under his nose, now is it?
Kiwi57 immediately down-voted Sledge for relaying the message. Really, Kiwi? Why is that Sledge's fault? And then Kiwi continues a defense of Schryver, saying that, people "on both the left and the right" believe in conspiracies. Oh, good point, Kiwi! I guess Will get's a free pass. I guess the stern admonition:
"This is not only wrong, it’s dangerously wrong. If it’s taken as true, it will likely lead many Americans into risky behavior that will kill people — if not themselves, then others around them."
doesn't apply to your good buddy!
Will's Twitter account is here:
https://twitter.com/imetatronink?ref_sr ... r%5Eauthor
21,000 tweets, and 3,000 followers?! Holy cow!
Perhaps we shouldn't jump the gun, however, and assume anything about Will's position, even though Sledge's conversation with Kiwi and Dan seems to assume one of conspiracy embracing. And so I've combed through several tweets to review for myself. My first impression, is that I find his angle to be quite interesting when contrasted with the typical posting at Sic et Non. Sic et Non explicitly quotes junk sources, such as the National Review, for just about everything, but when it comes to Covid-19, the sources get switched up. However, over on Will's blog, I did not see any outright links to Coronavirus conspiracies like lab engineering and microchips in the nose; or links to junk-science right wing sources that are normally the backbone of Sic et Non (except for the topic of coronavirus).
Will quotes semi-legit or legit sources that out of context and in aggregate, chip away at the narrative "take Covid-19 seriously". Masks aren't as effective as people think. The CDC has made dumb mistakes. There has been cases of miscounting. Testing has gone awry. It's as if, everyone doesn't already realize that our collective response to Covid-19 has been a long string of fail. It's difficult to see exactly what his position is, except for being the mortally opposing message to the message of Sic et Non -- Covid-19 is overrated. This is exactly the kind of message "that will kill people" according to his mentor, who had pizza with him in Southern Utah while he spoke Italian with a waiter.
One wonders, should they eat together again soon, will one call the other a "mask cultist"? How about a "Covid cultist?" Would the other call the one to task for recklessly chiding mask wearing?
I could not immediately tell what Will's actual position is, but here is a telling quote:
WTF, Florida has nearly achieved herd immunity? According to Worldometer's predictions, cases are dropping for the summer, but then pick back up such that Winter will pummel us with another round. I assume that has something to do with weather and flu season. But I guess Will has a better stats source than Worldometer. Maybe he has his own calculations, such as it was for the Book of Abraham scroll?Will Schryver wrote:I never once claimed that "we" had achieved herd immunity. The UK? Sweden? Other countries in Europe? Yes, they appear to have achieved or to be near a state of relative herd immunity. Also New York, FL, Arizona are apparently near that state.
I wonder what Sam LaFevre thinks of his fellow apologist's Covid-19 blogging?