As children we would often frustrate our parents with the questions “why?, why? why?” Eventually if we kept the questions going, we would get the final answer: “Because I said so.” Parents today eventually fall back on this standard answer for several reasons. First, trying to explain complicated nuance to a toddler is pointless or two because we are frustrated with constant questions and need to move on.
Recently, this same approach is being used by our government and its pawns in the media to address real questions regarding COVID. Let’s see the latest example when a journalist questioned the White House Press Secretary on the CDC mask mandate:
Peter Doocy - "If vaccines work -- then why do people who have the vaccine now need to wear masks?"
Jen Psaki – “Because the public health leaders in our administration have made the determination based on data, that, that is a way to make sure they’re protected, their loved ones are protected, um, and that’s an extra step given the transmissibility of the virus.”
We will help you with the translation of the Press Secretary’s word salad. What she meant was because we said so.
Let’s review other areas where those “in charge” treat us like little children and expect us to do what they say because they say so:
Masks – All sorts of questions regarding wearing of masks. First, why are young children being made to wear masks in school? Children are not only at a very small risk of death and hospitalizations from COVID (less that 340 have died since the pandemic started and it is suspected that nearly all had an underlying medical condition,) but they also do not easily transmit the disease. Teachers are also at no greater risk of getting Covid than workers in any other profession. Secondly, why are those with natural immunity or vaccinated having to wear masks? Over 95% of hospitalizations and deaths are from the unvaccinated and those that have not gotten COVID in the past. The few breakthrough case deaths have occurred in the old and very sick.
Vaccines – We have yet to get an answer from mommy and daddy on why people who have had Covid need to be vaccinated? In addition, now that the vaccines are available, Americans can evaluate their potential risk profile and decide what they want to do. We are big supporters of getting vaccinated but would never suggest our fellow citizens be made to vaccinate.
Corporate Media – The talking heads in cable news and corporate media cannot understand why Americans are not listening to them and doing what they suggest. Most have cheered the mask mandate and would prefer everyone be forced to vaccinate. Unfortunately, the press has been so political over the last decade that we no longer believe or respect them.
Social Media – The great protectors of the children, our social media giants decide what speech we are allowed to see. They don’t want the little ones to be exposed to “hate” speech or inconvenient facts that go against a narrative. A narrative that is sometimes proven wrong in time.
Border – Why are hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens allowed to stay in the US and are being dispersed across the country without being tested and immunized for COVID?
Diversity and Inclusion Training – Despite no hard data that proves the training being marched out to government agencies, the military and private companies improve true diversity, fosters more inclusion or drives better results. Why are we doing it?
Unlike the parents who loved us, the authoritarians in government, media and business don’t love us or even care much about us. They certainly don’t respect our ability to make decisions for ourselves and our families. They are drunk with power and control and thirst for more.
It’s time for the adults in the room to stand up and say enough is enough. Because.... we say so.
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