CNBC host Jim Cramer launched into a deranged rant about forced vaccinations today. According to the supposed stock guru, the government should not only mandate vaccinations (and presumably boosters) for all Americans but the military should be brought in to facilitate the administration of those vaccinations.
That commentary came as a hysterical response to the new Omicron variant of COVID-19, which, to this point, has only produced mild symptoms in those infected. Kramer also took things further, claiming that anyone wishing to remain unvaccinated, even if they have scientifically proven natural immunity, should have to go to court over the issue, noting they should also “help in the war effort” by remaining locked in their houses.
Behold the sheer intellectual heft on display in this clip.
CNBC host Jim Cramer: “Require vaccination universally. Have the military run it.”
He says the unvaccinated should have to prove their reasoning in court and “help in the war effort by staying home.” pic.twitter.com/ULETSRUzhr
— Washington Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) November 30, 2021
The open authoritarianism on display here is truly something, but I wouldn’t be writing this article if I felt it was limited to the musing of Jim Cramer. In fact, I think this is the first time his name has been mentioned on this site. Rather, my observation is that this psychosis has become pervasive in society, specifically when dealing with wealthier, more liberal individuals. I want to expand on that thought.
There is a certain segment of the population, much too large to bring me comfort, that lives under the delusion that they can control everything in their lives. Worse, they believe they have a right to control the lives of others in order to feed that delusion. When it comes to COVID-19, there’s always just “one more thing” they insist we need to do to fix things, followed by another thing and another thing. The goalposts never stop moving because the world isn’t what they try to make it.
The truth is, there are many things in life that you simply can’t control. One of those is a highly-transmissible disease that has become endemic all across the world. Yet, instead of accepting that reality, Cramer and those like him still believe they can create their COVID-free utopia by crushing just a little bit more individual liberty — and then a little more after that, so on and so forth.
Yet, we know that the vaccines do not stop the spread of the coronavirus. So even in some alternate universe where everyone got vaccinated tomorrow, voluntarily or by force, Cramer’s goal would not be reached. There would still be new variants, infections, and yes, deaths. But delusion is a hard thing to shake for those that have spent the better part of two years obsessing over a virus they are already vaccinated from. COVID-19 hysteria has become a way of life, even when the data supports none of what they are demanding.
In the end, what really bothers me is that so many people have shown a penchant for turning on their neighbors for what amounts to virtue signaling. What does that portend when we have an even more serious crisis at some point in the future? I think we know the answer to that, and it’s nothing good.