I have said this countless times: the Left doesn’t care about facts or evidence. They can see clearly that masks and lockdowns do not work and only hurt the states that they are supposed to be working for, but since the lockdowns let them be little dictators, they have no real interest in doing the right thing.
Look at California, for example. Despite all the grandstanding about wanting to “flatten the curve” and “stopping the spread of COVID-19” (and, by the way, don’t overlook the fact that they moved the goalposts from “slowing” the spread to “stopping” the spread, which is an impossible task to retain power), the state has the most Chinese coronavirus cases by far of any state, easily producing 17% of the nation’s infections.
California is the most populous state, at nearly 40 million people living there, but it also has 1.4 million active cases, which is roughly 3.5% of the population. The state with the second highest tally is Florida, which has 609,000 active cases out of a population of 21.9 million, or 2.7% of its population. Both populous states have active case percentages relative to population that are fairly close to one another, and yet, have completely different approaches to dealing with the virus.
MultiState has a ranking for how open each state is, and rank Alaska as the most open state, though it’s tied with Florida and South Dakota (openness scores of “96” each, so a virtual tie). California, like I said, has the strictest measures and thus, ranks at number 50 for openness out of 50 states in the Union.
Furthermore, according to Foundation for Economic Education, “on a per capita basis, Californian’s (sic) active cases are about 30 percent higher than Florida, which has virtually no restrictions in place.”
Despite the demonstrable fact that lockdowns don’t work, many governors, both Republican and Democrat (though, in some cases, they can just be referred to as “The Party”), choose to repeatedly implement stricter and stricter lockdown measures.
The FEE theorizes that part of the reason as to why is for politicians’ own ability of self-preservation. They want to appear in-charge and like they are doing something to take the virus seriously, even if they leave countless bodies along the way. Gov. Cuomo signed an executive order on March 25, 2020, which was basically a death sentence for countless old people in retirement and nursing homes, but because he was posturing as taking the virus seriously (and because he’s a Democrat, so the media has no real reason to be harsh with him), he was considered to be a good enough leader as to receive awards for how he has dealt with the virus.
He even believed his own hype so much that he wrote a book about what a good job he had done… right before New York saw another surge in cases.
That theory about self-preservation makes sense when you consider some spineless Republican governors being so willing to strip people’s civil liberties and rights so that they appear to be “taking the virus seriously.” Gov. Kristy Noem and Gov. Ron DeSantis received plenty of flack from both the media and politicians for choosing liberty over tyranny, being painted as “violent” governors who would doom their states.
Nearly a year since the pandemic began, and anyone with a working brain would far prefer to live in South Dakota or Florida than in California or New York.
Freedom-loving governors understand the science behind the Chinese coronavirus and understand that lockdowns have little to no effect on the spread and effectiveness of the virus. They understand that much of the world has been bamboozled by the “experts” who have profited tremendously from this pandemic. Seriously, the Chinese coronavirus is the single best thing to ever happen to people like Fauci, Birx, Tedros, and (though he’s not an expert) Xi Jinping. It’s the best thing to ever happen to socialistic politicians whom have dreamed for the ability to rule people’s lives. It’s the best thing to ever happen to the uberwealthy like Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, etc.
Their good fortune comes from the average Joe’s suffering. Your misery is their profit.
It’s funny, really. Coming from a socialistic family, my mother was often told that “the rich stole from the poor to get their wealth.” In a capitalistic society, that is obviously baloney. The rich are often the ones who innovate and put things into markets which people want to buy in great demand. But in a socialistic society, what they say is 100% true. Though they initially amassed wealth by other means, people like Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, etc. have only gotten wealthier BECAUSE of the unconstitutional lockdowns which have snuffed out smaller businesses.
Your local mom and pop shop isn’t allowed to reopen, but the big boys in the grocery industry like Walmart, Target, Publix, etc. have always been allowed to operate, even if with some restrictions.
A small cake shop can’t operate, but a massive Walmart with its own dessert section is allowed to function with almost no issues.
They may have gotten their wealth by selling marketable goods (except for Zuckerberg who was almost certainly taking money from Soros), but they have grown their wealth exponentially in the last year solely because of the monopolies which they own and because of the inability for anyone to even LEGALLY compete with them.
Our society is quickly becoming feudalistic, with certain rights and privileges being exclusively owned by the ruling class. The death of small businesses and of the middle class are the best things that could happen to the wealthy and the powerful, so what reason do heartless politicians have to reopen sincerely?
We were initially told that we would be locked down for 15 days. It’s been nearly a year.
We were initially told we had to “flatten the curve”. It was flattened many times for many states, some of which chose to not reopen at any capacity.
We were initially told to “slow the spread of the virus”. It was then changed to “stop the spread of the virus” which is an impossible task unless you planned to lock up every single person in their homes forever.
We were initially told that we’d be able to go back to normal once we had vaccines widely available. We have numerous vaccines widely available (I don’t trust them, but we have them) and many states have few plans to reopen. Fauci even moved those goal posts, saying that even with the vaccines, we still needed to adhere to the guidelines of mask-wearing and social distancing.
If those guidelines still have to be followed after people take the vaccine, then what’s the point of the vaccine? It’s supposed to be immunization which ought to last at least a good few years (and yes, I think flu shots are a scam if you have to take them every freaking year). So if you’re immune, why would you still need to wear a mask and social distance?
“Masks are supposed to protect others, not ourselves,” the liberal will argue. But there is no evidence of asymptomatic spread. So if I show no symptoms (and I very well shouldn’t if I have taken the vaccine and it’s effective), then why should I keep wearing a mask? I wouldn’t be spreading anything to anyone else. And even assuming every single person in the country takes the vaccine, I can guarantee you those “guidelines” will remain in place.
What they intend to do with this pandemic is similar to what the warhawks have done with the never-ending wars: provide b.s. reasons to remain in the Middle East and to continue fighting. The b.s. reasons they give for continuing the never-ending wars is that we are “keeping our enemies at bay” or “we are bringing democracy to those places” or “we are fighting there so that they don’t bring the fight to our shores”, etc. etc.
The b.s. reasons they give for keeping these measures are “to keep people safe” and “to ensure that more people don’t die from this deadly virus.” The virus is barely deadly and has demonstrably been overcounted in death tolls (remember, only 6% of the total died FROM the virus. The others died with it, and the tally counts people who died from gunshot wounds and falling from great heights).
The people who now have power see a great opportunity with this pandemic. So long as they can continue selling the idea that they are doing things for “the greater good”, they can continue to try and convince their people to not resist against them. After all, anyone who would challenge those who are “just trying to keep people safe” must be a terrorist and insurrectionist, right?
The good news is that we outnumber them greatly. There will be a breaking point for them. You can only rule people so harshly for so long before you get serious pushback. I just hope the military is not so infested with Leftists that it would gleefully turn against the citizens of this nation.
“But Peter and the apostles answered, ‘We must obey God rather than men.’”
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