To manipulate (someone) by psychological means into questioning their own sanity.
WE MUST FLATTEN THE CURVE so our healthcare system doesn’t get overrun!! Flatten the curve, flatten the curve, STAY HOME TO FLATTEN THE CURVE!!! But now that the curve is flattening, can we talk about opening up the economy? What’s the matter with you??? 500,000 PEOPLE WILL DIE unless you STAY HOME so just STAY HOME!! But our hospitals are not overrun in most areas and people are really suffering economically, so let’s discuss-WHY DO YOU WANT GRANDMA TO DIE? WHAT? I don’t Grandma to die, I’m just concerned about the negative impact of massive job loss and self isolation-100,000-200,000 PEOPLE ARE EXPECTED TO DIE and you can’t park yourself on the couch for awhile longer? Stop being SO SELFISH! I just…wait, didn’t you just say 1/2 a million people would die? Where’s your mask? For the love of God WHY AREN’T YOU WEARING A MASK??? Because you said they weren’t effective. Now back to the estimated deaths, you said earlier that-LOOK, 60,000 people are EXPECTED TO DIE all because YOU WON’T WEAR A MASK!! Um, 60,000? What happened to-WHY DO YOU HATE NURSES? But I don’t hate nurses and now my head is spinning! I’m going for a run on the beach. THE BEACHES ARE CLOSED!!! Why? Exercise and fresh air are good for the immune system and I’m not a threat to any-Beaches, Parks and hiking trails ARE ALL CLOSED!!! Fine, I’ll jog on the sidewalk then. ONLY IF YOU REMAIN 6 FEET AWAY FROM OTHERS! But that’s impossible now, as neighborhood streets/sidewalks are teaming with people who have nowhere else to go. WHY DO YOU WANT GRANDMA TO DIE?????
I need a drink.