Skip to comments.The Left Is Perfectly Fine With Any Coronavirus Measure, Except This
Posted on 03/16/2020 4:21:25 AM PDT by Kaslin
In the ultimate manifestation of extreme cancel culture meets the domino effect, Americans have decided to cancel seemingly everything, everywhere, because of the coronavirus epidemic. My gut (and hope) says this is all cartoonishly overblown and well look back on some of these extreme measures and laugh, but the rest of the world seems to have decided that its the next bubonic plague, or something, and is taking action accordingly.
The purported logic is to slow the virus spread so medical facilities arent overwhelmed, and there is soundness to it. Even with a more than slight percentage chance of older and sicker folks who contract it dying and/or needing hospitalization, the death toll could be staggering if the spread isnt contained.
To be fair, Im not blaming left or right for this brand-new kind of cancel culture. Both seem to be equally dedicated to doing whatever it takes to stop this virus, but while the right is doing it reluctantly, there is almost a sense of glee from the left, whose motives are obviously by definition suspect. The politicians are all saying politics shouldnt be a factor, of course, but isnt politics always a factor? After all, didnt we hear speeches last week by Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders telling us this crisis is larger than politics, before proceeding to bash the president? Indeed, nothing whatsoever about this is good for an incumbent president the left hates and hopes to remove in November. And sadly, it seems of late that the political left are the only ones who benefit from every economically detrimental action we take in our efforts to stop the spread of this virus.
First they criticized Trump for banning travel to and from China in early February when most had no idea the extent of what was coming. It was racist and xenophobic, so they told us. Then, once the virus arrived, they criticized him for supposedly not doing enough. Sure, there are a few things he could and should have said differently along the way, but lets face it, if President Trump walked right into a research facility tomorrow, donned a lab coat and proceeded to find a cure for coronavirus himself on live television, the left would still find fault. So yeah, theres little doubt that leftists, particularly the media and politicians, are manipulating this crisis to maximum effect in order to hurt President Trumps chances of getting reelected. And why wouldnt they? Isnt that right out of the Saul Alinsky playbook, to never let a crisis go to waste?
So heres a thought. Why cant the right also use that particular play from the Alinsky playbook, except for good instead of evil? Why cant the right use this crisis to fight for the things we believe in, things we know will make this country a better place for everyone? Sure, of late it seems like everything has favored the Trump-haters, but all the while theres been one thing thats becoming increasingly clear to more and more people as we fight the Chinese coronavirus pandemic - the fact that borders matter.
To put the lefts complete idiocy in perspective, you wont find anyone on that side of the political persuasion disagreeing with any sort of social distancing proposals, right down to declaring martial law and banning all nonessential people movement on pain of felony. Theyre perfectly happy to shut down the entire U.S. economy in the name of fighting coronavirus for as long as necessary, with absolutely no regard for the people THAT action will hurt. However, there IS one thing no true leftist would ever agree to do, under any circumstances, no matter how dangerous the costs could be for not doing so - close the U.S. / Mexico border. Evidence of their staggering insanity on the issue was captured last week during a Fox News town hall with socialist Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders when Fox News anchor Bret Baier asked, If you had to, would you close down the borders?
No, Sanders said after a short pause during which he likely thought I know thats not true, but the political correctness of 2020 that I must adhere to in order to maintain my base requires that I give this insane answer.
What we dont want to do, we have a president who has promulgated xenophobic, anti-immigrant sentiment from before he was elected, he continued, because X is racist has become the leftist retort to everything, especially if they know deep down that theyre making a ridiculous point. What we need to do is have the scientists take a hard look at what we need to do, Sanders claimed.
Come on, Bernie. You know the scientists could all sign a petition tomorrow begging us to close the border and you still wouldnt take that position. Sanders went on to say that self-quarantines and not having public assemblies were an option before laughingly neglecting to offer any sort of rationale why closing our border would be a bad move.
Even Mexico, which has spent the entire Trump administration lecturing us about how nothing good can come from the United States controlling its border, has all of a sudden changed its tune now that thousands of Americans have come down with coronavirus. So has Guatemala, of all countries. Theyre perfectly happy to send any of their citizens packing, but are saying a quick no, thank you to the idea of any Americans coming there.
In truth, notions like borders and travel bans tug at the permanent Democratic majority dreamed of by leftists who depend on an endless influx of poor foreigners to maintain and grow their power. Thus, anything that could result in fewer future Democratic voters on our shores is automatically judged as bad and labeled racist to keep a well-meaning but often-ignorant public in line.
Consider early February, when President Trump first issued his ban on travel to and from China. Former Vice President Joe Biden was critical at the time and has maintained his position to this day, claiming just last week that a wall will not stop the coronavirus, nor will banning all travel from Europe, or any other part of the world. He then called for a plan to combat it, as if Trump is sitting there twiddling his thumbs.
Uh, there is a plan, Sleepy Joe, but instead of providing support youve got to find fault. Its hard to beat what Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw said in response: Walls quite literally stop a virus. Its kind of the whole point of a quarantine, for instance.
Ill end with what Dr. Anthony Fauci told Face the Nation yesterday: So what we've got to do is a couple of things, and we're doing it. One is preventing new infections from coming in, hence the travel restriction. And the other is doing containment and mitigation within the country.
By logic, one would seem to work hand in hand with the other. But when has logic ever gotten in the way of the lefts endless quest for power? Theyre perfectly fine with tanking the economy, but closing the borders is a bridge too far, coronavirus victims be damned.
European nations are closing their borders....something the pro-migrant crowd would never have done.
The better nations have closed their borders to all international traffic.
Either we are being led into one world or this will MAKE every country assess their borders and supply chains. At this point I will choose the latter. Looks like to me that China will suffer the most.
China was finished as an economic superpower a few years ago....but it takes time for it to happen.
Trump’s tariffs and this Covid-19 have put the nail in China’s dominance.
Just like Japan of the 1980s, China will be a footnote in economic history.
...there IS one thing no true leftist would ever agree to do...close the U.S. / Mexico border.
In case youre a fan of Cliff Notes.
Mexico is doing it for us.
It works for the walking dead!
Just some sugar cubes; AntMan.
Did the idiot author ever stop to think that the whole world is not conspiring to fool everyone and that this is not as insignificant as he thinks?
As of this moment, the second amendment will be enforced nationwide. Every law abiding American is authorized to carry their personal firearms anywhere in the nation. Any government authority attempting to violate these civil rights will be prosecuted and imprisoned for violating USC section 242 title 18.
The main reason is the left controls all the levers of power. All government is saturated by the left as is all media and the education system. Voting, which is all the right wing has, is ultimately ineffective in fighting tyranny.
All viral epidemics will end. Only in the the extreme worst case, they end when every possible carrier is dead. Since, at least 95% of the victims survive AND become immune to further infections, that can never happen with the Wuhan Virus. Viral infections will only expand when, on average, every victim infects more than one additional victim. They contract and ultimately end when, on average, every victim infects less than one additional victim. If the reinfection rate is 90% and the exposure time is one week, it takes only several weeks to precipitously reduce the number of victims.
There is almost always a seasonal reduction in viral infections. Peak flu months have NEVER occurred from April through September, and the peak month is February. The actions President Trump and the rest of the US are now taking will very significantly reduce the current reinfection rate. That puts us into April, which has never been a peak flu month.
I predict that come mid April, all of the media hyperventilation will switch from “Trump hasn’t done enough” to Trump has done too much”.
Remember, though, that President Trump originally considered that only $2.5 billion was necessary for immediate funding of a response. The Democrats demanded over $8 billion, leaving an extra $5.5 billion. Now that the emergency declaration has opened multiple more billions, that extra $5.5 billion is now sitting idle.
What better way to spend it than to prevent further infestation of the Wuhan Virus through the porous Southern Boundary. An extra $5.5 billion will go a long way toward building the wall there, with NO congressional approvals required.
Im in favor a sealing the Mexico border. But using WuFlu as the excuse is lame. Unless the US is trying to protect Mexico.
The Demonicrat Party demonstrated its support for restricting the size of public gatherings to 50 people or less by holding a presidential candidate debate in which the two candidates had a combined IQ of less than 50.
First they criticized Trump for banning travel to and from China in early February when most had no idea the extent of what was coming. It was racist and xenophobic, so they told us. Then, once the virus arrived, they criticized him for supposedly not doing enough. Sure, there are a few things he could and should have said differently along the way, but lets face it, if President Trump walked right into a research facility tomorrow, donned a lab coat and proceeded to find a cure for coronavirus himself on live television, the left would still find fault.
I have grown to hate the democrat Establishment....
Political rule #3 - Bad news for America is good news for the Democratic Party, and vice versa.
And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden alter which is before God,
Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.
And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year,
for to slay the third part of men. And the number of the army of the horsemen were
two hundred thousand thousand (200 million): and I heard the number of them.
Horesmen move swiftly. Could this be describing the advancing CV plague?
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