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Leave it to the corporate media to come out for amnesty for all of the poor public policy decisions pushed by the federal bureaucracy, corporate media, and teachers’ unions.
Once data started rolling in and the true scope of its danger was known, COVID became a political cause for the Left, not a public health issue. Public policy and social behavior was no longer grounded in any connection to reality and became a political signifier, and every single awful consequence that has come from the use of COVID as a political cudgel to attack those of us who demanded a rational, measured response is entirely blameworthy. The people who did this must pay a price.
So no, I will not forgive and forget, and neither should anyone else. These were not innocent mistakes, but the result of a plan to exploit people’s fears–fears that the elites did everything to stoke–for their own benefit. Trillions of dollars were transferred from ordinary people to billionaires, children suffered enormous learning loss, lives were ruined, literally. People still cannot enter the US (legally) without a COVID vaccine. It is insane.
They realize most of the things they pushed for — shutdown of schools, of the economy, face masks were wrong. It was known fairly early on that this virus affected the elderly more than the young, but that did not stop hacks like Randi Weingarten from shutting down in-classroom teaching. We won’t forget how they praised Cuomo, who pushed for lockdowns, while denigrating DeSantis for wanting to open up.Published in