Today in an interview, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases told an audience his solution for stopping the dread Chinese Lung AIDS epidemic dead in its tracks:
I was talking with my UK colleagues who are saying the UK is similar to where we are now, because each of our countries have that independent spirit, I can understand that, but now is the time to do what you’re told.
Bingo. STFU and do what you are told.
This is and has always been the agenda.
From the earliest day of this Wuhan pandemic, I’ve contended that the primary goal of all the “public health” types is not to save your life or keep you healthy because they could really give a rat’s ass whether you live or die. The real game is to create a “public health” carve-out to the First Amendment that gives unelected bureaucrats and elected officials the right to rule by fiat. Early in this self-generated crisis, the first target was church attendance. Now we’re seeing the same nasty little fascists who locked down entire states…while sending patients still infected with Wuhan virus into nursing homes in what appears like a conscious effort to slaughter the elderly and infirm. (I say conscious because Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Health Richard…err…Rachel Levine took his own mother out of a nursing home before signing the order directing nursing homes to admit Wuhan patients.)
New York and New Jersey have led the way in using police to break up Orthodox Jewish funerals and, recently, forced their way into a Jewish home on suspicion that too many people were in there for Governor Cuomo’s taste (see Is New York Using Anti-Semitism to Expand Its Assault on the First Amendment?). Now we’re being told that family gatherings at Thanksgiving are just too, too dangerous.
The bottom line is they want to use this disease to fundamentally change the relationship between the American people and the government that serves them. People like Fauci are trying to fearmonger about the disease to create an environment where we kowtow to whatever harebrained scheme they come up with. Once Americans have accepted that God-given freedoms can be curtailed by a garden gnome in a lab coat for the sake of “public health,” you are going to see everything become a public health issue. The left has tried to make firearm deaths a “public health crisis.” In the aftermath of George Floyd’s death, we saw some governors declare racism to be a “public health crisis,” though the more we know about Floyd the less it seems like racism was a component an the more it seems like criminal behavior and a fentanyl overdose were to blame.
No, we don’t need to do what we are told. We need to go on with our lives as though were were a free people and not whipped curs. We need to take note of who is promulgating the advice that is resulting in lockdowns and if we ever have the opportunity to extract political vengeance from them and the people who decided to follow this quackery rather than the Constitution, we should do so.