Skip to comments.Americans Should Never Again Comply With Pandemic Lockdown Orders
Posted on 06/18/2020 7:45:10 AM PDT by Kaslin
By treating Black Lives Matters protests differently than other large gatherings, public officials and health experts have exposed themselves as hypocrites.
Were told a second wave of coronavirus infections is coming. As businesses open back up and states relax lockdown orders, the number of new cases is ticking up in a handful of states. We’ve heard warnings in recent days from the Centers for Disease Control and various public health experts and elected officials that a new series of lockdowns might be necessary.
What these experts and officials dont seem to realize is that Americans will never comply with their lockdown orders again. They have burned their credibility to the ground, and they no longer have the moral authority to tell us what to do.
Simply put, the people in charge have shown themselves to be rank hypocrites who care more about politics than science. For months, we were told that large gatherings were deadly because of the coronavirus, but when protests broke out in late May, large gatherings were suddenly okay.
The exact day the experts lost their credibility was June 4, when more than 1,000 public health workers signed a letter claiming the protests were vital to the national public health and to the threatened health specifically of black people in the United States. The woke corporate press scrambled to assure us this wasnt hypocritical at all, and that health is about more than simply remaining free of coronavirus infection, as a pair of epidemiologists put it in The Atlantic.
Thats a curious argument to make after forced business closures and lockdown orders destroyed tens of millions of American jobs, ruined countless businesses and livelihoods, and caused a sharp uptick in suicides, drug overdoses, and domestic abuse. Never mind the compelling research that lockdowns are overall much worse for public health than the coronavirus.
But if public health experts cared about more than just steering clear of the coronavirus at any cost, you wouldnt have known it based on their pandemic policiesthat is, until the George Floyd protests and Black Lives Matter (BLM) rallies came along. Here at last was something more important than stopping the virus.
And it wasn’t just public health experts. Elected officials were all too willing to use their power to promote ideology at the expense of public healthand then turn around and punish disfavored groups in the name of public health.
Witness the appalling double standard of men like New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio. On Monday, city workers welded shut the gates of a Brooklyn playground frequented by members of the Hasidic Jewish community in Williamsburg. They claimed it was necessary to stop the spread of the coronavirus. But this happened one day after the city allowed a massive Black Trans Lives Matter rally in Brooklyns Grand Army Plaza that attracted thousands of protesters packed together in close quarters.
Brooklyn today, #BlackLivesMatter
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Officially, large gatherings are still banned in New York as part of the citys pandemic response. So are playgrounds, including the one whose gates were welded shut Monday, because the city found a lack of regard for social distancing at the parks, according to a de Blasio spokeswoman.
There are two only possible conclusions here. Either de Blasio somehow believes that catching COVID-19 isnt a risk if youre at a BLM rally, or he doesn’t actually care about preventing the spread of the virus and wants to use the pandemic to exercise arbitrary power over New Yorkers, punishing those who defy him and indulging those who share his political views.
Either way, no one should take anything de Blasio says about the pandemic seriously, and no New Yorker should ever again obey a lockdown order issued from his office.
The same story is playing out all over the country. Mayors who did nothing to prevent mass protests in recent weeksand in some cases joined protesters, in violation of their own lockdown ordershave maintained draconian restrictions on other types of gatherings, stricktly limiting the number of people who can congregate in restaurants, shops, gyms, and houses of worship.
In Washington, D.C., which has seen days on end of massive BLM protests, some numbering in the hundreds of thousands, Mayor Muriel Bowser on Wednesday announced the city would begin phase 2 of its reopening next week. For restaurants, that means no more than 50 percent capacity, tables six feet apart, and all diners must be seated at the tables.
Same thing in Los Angeles, where thousands converged on Hollywood Boulevard Sunday for a Black Trans Lives Matter rally. Video footage of the event showed attendees packed tightly together on the street, with no possibility of social distancing. According to news reports, there were no police present at the rally, and the city made no effort to stop it or limit attendance.
But like D.C. and other cities, Los Angeles still has strict pandemic policies for businesses, churches, and just about everything else. For houses of worship, the city has issued elaborate guidelines for reopening, including a limit to the total number of people, clergy, and parishioners combined, who can attend a service: 25 percent of building capacity or 100 people, whichever is lower.
Why these restrictions should apply to churches but not to massive political protests, the city does not say. Its all very confusing.
The starkest contradiction of all might be the reactions to President Trumps rally planned for Saturday in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Local health officials are warning it could become a disastrous super spreader eventa term media outlets like The New York Times have been eager to repeat under headlines warning, Trumps rally in Tulsa Could Spread Virus, using language they would never use to describe any of the large-scale protests, rallies, and riots nationwide.
Some media pundits make no apologies for this obvious double standard. Tuesday on ABCs “The View,” Joy Behar claimed Trump doesnt care about his supporters health and safety because hes willing to hold a rally amid the pandemic, and that his rally is more risky than the protests because itll be indoors, whereas the protests are mostly outdoors. Okay, Joy.
Public officials in Tulsa have also adopted this double standard. The mayor and a cadre of other officials have publicly implored Trump not to go ahead with the rally, citing concerns about COVID-19. But these same officials dared not say a word against recent BLM rallies held in the city and suburbs, including a large one that got out of control and spilled onto a busy highway, where several protesters were injured.
The double standard is everywhere and undeniable, and the message is clear: the experts and the people in charge only care about the pandemic when its politically convenient. Theyre guided by the science, they tell us, but only if the science doesnt get in the way of their virtue-signaling about Black Lives Matter.
They care about public health, but only up to a point. They care much more about being woke. And if you want to go to a big rally, its only safe if its the right kind of rally.
Enough of this. Americans should never listen to these people again.
Americans should obey laws passed by state legislatures and by Congress.
We should openly defy all other dictates from the State.
Mayors and Governors do not “make laws” with a wave of their hand.
who Ordered the violations of the US Constitution?
who Changed the definition of illness to “identification”
of symptoms and signs?
who Removed HCQ from the use of physicians and surgeons?
They think they do.
Americans Should Never Again Comply With Pandemic Lockdown Orders
Too late. Here in San Antonio, the county judge has re-ordered restrictions on bars and restaurants. Masks are again mandatory.
“Public officials in Tulsa have also adopted this double standard. The mayor and a cadre of other officials have publicly implored Trump not to go ahead with the rally, citing concerns about COVID-19.”
But it OK for the race baiter scum bag POS the dishonorable Ill Reverand Al Sharloton to hold a rally in Tulsa
Suspect a lockdown order!! Politicians are not trustworthy with such across-the-board power.
NOTE: This set of lock-down orders were directed on the US without any authority to do so in law. NONE!
(How much do YOU really trust the governor of New York or California?)
Oregon ruler Kate Brown has evidently ruled that beginning later this month we will all wear masks indoors, shopping etc. I think it is Pennsylvania that is going to order everyone outside must wear a mask.
It dawned on me (no relation to dish soap), that what they seek is everybody to break some law. Part of their plan to destroy an orderly society.
They won’t. Except in the cities where they have already given up their liberty - like New York. Give me liberty, or give me death. Still applies. We can handle death. It will come to all of us eventually. But liberty is hard to get back once you relinquish it...
Indeed. I was proud of our Florida Governor De Santis, though. He came out yesterday and said that Florida is not going to do a second shutdown no matter what.
We went along with this because Trump ASKED us to.
If he had opposed the lockdowns you would have seen something very different.
Why he’s still being patient with all of the Democrat putzes out there I have no idea.
George Floyd was a drug addled family abuser with a long rap sheet. Is that the new measure of valid reasons to loot, burn down neighborhoods and riot?
Something definitely needs to be done to change state laws which give unelected health directors dictatorial power. For all practical purposes Amy Acton was Governor of Ohio for three months.
And no governor should be allowed to extend a state of emergency past 30 days without approval of their legislature.
If it’s a real emergency they’ll be onboard.
I live in Pa and I will not comply with this nonsense. And yes, I carry concealed.
That black-robed tyrant is, well, a tyrant, and should be arrested for deprivation of rights under color of law.
Yeah...I’ve heard dear leaders voice 3 times in past hour on local radio...giving her “rules”....SPIT
The government needs to fear the people, not the other way around. Die on your feet or live on your knees. Decide where you stand.
A cop I used to know calls this “the marching season”. Happens every single year beginning in late April. Same rabble every year, only the “cause” varies slightly. Larger in election years.
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