A lot of folks were understandably disgusted after hearing about late-night talk show host and liberal icon Jimmy Kimmel’s disturbing rant Tuesday night about unvaccinated Americans and how they should be turned away from hospital emergency rooms and left to die a painful death in the event they complain of COVID symptoms and there’s a shortage of ICU beds.
“Dr. Fauci said if hospitals get any more overcrowded they’re going to have to make some very tough choices about who gets an ICU bed,” Kimmel stated during his first show in months. “That choice doesn’t seem so tough to me. Vaccinated person having a heart attack? Yes, come right in, we’ll take care of you. Unvaccinated guy who gobbled horse goo? Rest in peace, wheezy.” The audience enthusiastically applauded.
For those who missed it, watch:
Jimmy Kimmel mocks the unvaccinated, says they should be refused ICU beds. pic.twitter.com/DNQTUMctOD
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) September 8, 2021
As it turns out, Kimmel was not the only celebrity leftist this week who took the position that the unvaccinated did not deserve potentially life-saving treatment in the event there was an ICU bed shortage. Watch below as “The View” co-host Joy Behar strongly insinuates that such measures should be taken because people watched Fox News and supposedly had their heads filled with “lies” about the coronavirus vaccine:
After @MiaBLove correctly says “it’s a slippery slope” for doctors to say they won’t treat the unvaccinated to allowing people to die from other things, Joy Behar goes FULL eugenics, implying that getting sick and dying is what they get and what they deserve for watching Fox News pic.twitter.com/0KSBqUPRxf
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) September 8, 2021
Neither Kimmel nor Behar are the lone voices on the left’s “let the unvaccinated die” ship. For instance, Washington Post deputy editorial page editor/columnist Ruth Marcus made a similar argument last week in a column, suggesting doctors who are overwhelmed with COVID patients prioritize the vaccinated over the unvaccinated, although she was generous enough to call for exceptions for those who have a “legitimate medical or religious reason” for not getting the vaccine.
There are many more voices on the left along the lines of Kimmel, Behar, and Marcus, and while outrage is a justifiable reaction, something else we all need to keep in mind is that, in a weird way, we should be thankful that they are telling us who they really are in explicit terms.
To be sure, these duplicitous people often drop hints about who they really are when they take the time to let us know what “compassionate liberals” they supposedly are. Case in point, watch the below clip of Kimmel from this week juxtaposed alongside another from September 2017 where he stridently argued against the alleged “gutting” of Obamacare.
“So I’m gonna say it again: it’s more important than ever to call your senators and tell them not to gut American health care,” he urged his audience at the time in what was one of many of his “health care is a human right” rants during the Trump era:
I give you all…Jimmy Kimmel pic.twitter.com/aYFtvkUYVH
— Defiant L’s (@DefiantLs) September 8, 2021
Those of us in the cheap seats understand that when you’re someone who has to brag about how generous, caring, loving, self-sacrificing you are, then – well, you’re overcompensating for the fact that you’re really not. I liken it to a guy who loves to brag about his, um, package to anyone unfortunate enough to be within earshot.
People who genuinely are compassionate and, er, well-endowed let their actions and not words speak for themselves.
But beyond that, let’s just game out Kimmel’s argument, which RedState senior editor Joe Cunningham accurately likened to death panels, and see where it leads us. Liberals who have made similar arguments in the past say you can’t compare not letting an unvaccinated person get treatment to refusing to treat an overweight person because the overweight person is only hurting themselves and not anyone else. So we’ll do like for like comparisons here and argue this on liberal terms.
What about the drunk driver who seriously injures someone in a wreck and who in the process is also seriously injured? That person has endangered someone else’s life, so should we deny the driver potentially life-saving treatment?
What if someone who has a deadly STD has unprotected sex with someone else, and that person contracts the disease? Should the person who infected them not receive care for the disease?
I could go on and on as there are many other scenarios out there where a person has made poor choices (knowingly or unknowingly) and hurt someone else in the process but I think the point has been made.
Beyond that, there is also another component to the arguments coming from the likes of Kimmel and others on the left that we can’t ignore: at the heart of it, it’s about wanting less conservatives in this world, because they assume that the vast majority of those who are unvaccinated are on the right. For many liberals, the best kind of conservatives are the ones they no longer have to contend with.
They don’t take into account that vaccination rates in black and Hispanic communities are low. So in essence, without realizing it (or maybe they do?), “woke” leftists are basically suggesting that not only do unvaccinated conservatives not deserve care in the event of a bed shortage, but neither do communities of color. If I recall correctly, this would make those “woke” leftists racists, right?
As the debate over whether the unvaccinated deserve care or not rages on, a whole lot of masks are slipping off a lot of faces. The same people who routinely proclaim to have the moral high ground over everyone else are telling us who they really are, and we should not only listen but also respond accordingly by calling them out, because to these people, reputation is everything and them being fully exposed for the ghoulish hacks they are is not very good for business.