The COVID-19 pandemic has its share of tragedy. Every life lost is tragic especially for those family and friends of the patients who lose their life to the disease or complications from a comorbidity. As it is tragic when anyone loses a friend or family member to any disease, accident, overdose or suicide. Viruses can kill. Always have, and will for the foreseeable future.
COVID theater is also a tragedy. The show is being put on by government, politicians, health officials, media, marketers, and the entertainment industry. First it was a mystery, then a comedy, and now, unfortunately, a tragedy for America. Let’s review the many tragic elements of this macabre show:
The shutdown fallacy. Arbitrary, ineffectual and the science has not proved it works. The left is hellbent on using it as a political weapon, but places like Northern Europe, South Dakota, and other red states, that had no or limited shut downs, prove they have not worked. What has worked for shutdowns? Millions of businesses destroyed, families under economic and emotional strain, a public running scared, and a weapon used to drive votes for a political party.
The world economy wrecked. Trillions of dollars in GDP evaporated as economies ground to a halt. The US was on a roll with its strongest performance in over 50 years, and the first real wage increases for the middle class in decades. Gone. Should have been a short blip, but prolonged shutdowns have driven a global recession.
The masking of humanity. COVID theater driven by media and politicians has created hysterical panic among the masses. Masks are literally dehumanizing as we walk around with blank stares and cloth faces. Despite the fact correctly using masks only help in rare circumstances, the sheeple dutifully obey and prove they are easily manipulated.
A political football. Instead of being proof positive that bloated federal and state governments are not good at what they do and should be reined in, COVID theater is using the pandemic as a weapon for political gain. All sides could have done a better job. However, what is a tragedy is to see how it has been used to take power away from individuals and put it in the hands of power-seeking officials. They are controlling how and where you travel, if and how you worship, the businesses you can operate and how they will be run.
Americans have lost a sense of history as it is not taught much anymore but let’s remember. The Nazis, Bolsheviks, Marxists and Chinese Communists did not come to power and immediately take away all rights. No, they slowly turned the screws as to not create alarm or significant resistance. Oh and killed over 100 million people in the process.
The real tragedy is that today’s Americans are showing signs of repeating history. Let’s all pray that enough wake up in time.
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