Americans Should Never Again Comply With Pandemic Lockdown Orders

Americans was lied to by Mayors and Governors throughout the nation.  Proof?  When flag wavers wanted to hold a rally, they were told blood would be on their hands, thousands would die—and government tried to stop the demonstrations to OPEN the nation.  Yet when rioters and protestors, without permits, led marches, that turned into riots, looting and fires, they said NOTHING.  In fact, they allowed the looting and burning, forcing the police to stand by and watch.

“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 wasn’t 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.

That’s 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 showing that lockdowns are overall much worse for public health than the coronavirus.

You read that right—the same people who claimed scientific superiority in the killing of 40 million jobs, killing the economy, ending education in the United States—stood proud in favor of demonstrations for what they considered a good cause.  Listen to government—we will not make that mistake again.

Americans Should Never Again Comply With Pandemic Lockdown Orders

By treating Black Lives Matters protests differently than other large gatherings, public officials and health experts have exposed themselves as hypocrites.

By John Daniel Davidson, The Federalist,  6/18/20   

We’re 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 don’t 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 wasn’t 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.

That’s 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 showing 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 wouldn’t have known it based on their pandemic policies—that 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 health—and 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 Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza that attracted thousands of protesters packed together in close quarters.

Officially, large gatherings are still banned in New York as part of the city’s 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 isn’t a risk if you’re 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.

Their Hypocrisy Knows No Bounds

The same story is playing out all over the country. Mayors who did nothing to prevent mass protests in recent weeks—and in some cases joined protesters, in violation of their own lockdown orders—have 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. It’s all very confusing.

BLM Rallies Are Safe, Trump Rallies Are Not?

The starkest contradiction of all might be the reactions to President Trump’s rally planned for Saturday in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Local health officials are warning it could become a disastrous “super spreader” event—a term media outlets like The New York Times have been eager to repeat under headlines warning, “Trump’s 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 ABC’s “The View,” Joy Behar claimed Trump doesn’t care about his supporters’ health and safety because he’s willing to hold a rally amid the pandemic, and that his rally is more risky than the protests because it’ll 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 it’s politically convenient. They’re guided by the science, they tell us, but only if the science doesn’t 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, it’s only safe if it’s the right kind of rally.

Enough of this. Americans should never listen to these people again.

About Stephen Frank

Stephen Frank is the publisher and editor of California Political News and Views. He speaks all over California and appears as a guest on several radio shows each week. He has also served as a guest host on radio talk shows. He is a fulltime political consultant.

Comments

  1. Gee, I’d congratulate them on for this article, if only The Federalist had a comment section… sad…

  2. ExCaliExpat says

    Let’s look at the whole situation objectively…

    The Trump Derangement Syndrome Democrats couldn’t get impeachment, they couldn’t get public support for off-color comments about Hollywood harlots thst pursue celebrities, they couldn’t prove Russian involvement in election influence after Clinton’s cash machine off-network server was breached by the Russians, so what do they do???

    They probably conspired with their ideological compatriots, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to have a virus spread globally in conjunction with some Lunar New Year celebration so that the roaring US economy is ground into a recession via a full-stop of normal economic activity.

    This achieved the CCP agenda in their tariff struggle with President Trump, and it potentially benefits the Democrats because their local government officials now have a boogeyman to keep their citizens confused and fearful.

    Now we have social control via their masking initiatives, for a virus that has shown itself to be 99.8% survivable, but everyone pays for the fear that’s being sown by Little Lord Fauci.

    The Democrats then nominate Biden and stick with him while he demonstrates his age and decline on a daily basis, while they position Andrew Cuomo as the savior via his daily proclamations. Don’t be surprised if Coumo is nominated for President at this summer’s Democratic convention….

    This ENTIRE virus response has been proven to be a political control event and the Democrats want to keep the economy on ice until the day after this November’s election.anf the Democrats and the CCP probably conspired against President Trump, their mutual opponent.

    • The Casual Observer says

      We need to make TDSD (Trump Deranged Syndrome Disorder) a common acronym.

      When someone rails on Trump, Just say, “I am sorry you are suffering from TDSD”, and walk away.

  3. I think what this makes clear is that the “domestic enemies” the Founders warned us about have already taken over large parts of the Country. This may be their push to grab the rest of it. People had better wake up, organize, and do something about it. Time is running out.

  4. Richard Wahl says

    Couer d”Alene stopped the foolishness of the rioters. Militia showed up. No rioters. Imagine that? Works like a charm. It has been available and worked since 1776.

  5. Otis Needleman says

    “Their” credibility was first badly damaged after two weeks of house arrests. Only needed two weeks to find the hot spots, then quarantine the hot spots and buffer zones. Everyone else could go back to school/work/church/etc., using precautions. Didn’t happen ANYWHERE. EVERY “governor” who put their state under house arrest used the one-size-fits-all approach. Then these “geniuses” forgot that when the state is on house arrest, tax revenues go WAY down. Now they want bailouts from Washington. No, not a penny, and no new taxes or bond measures. NFG.

    Now “they” have no credibility at all. Yet “they” don’t realize it, still acting like they are the people’s masters instead of their servants. Government and law enforcement have a very long way to go to regain the people’s trust, if that is even possible.

  6. William Hicks says

    Typical of politicians, once something is successful to control the population, never think it will not be tried again.

  7. In California go and sign Emperor Gavin’s recall petition and support the establishment of the State of Jefferson. Fed up with the bullcrap from Sack of Tomatoes.

  8. the Captive says

    I do hope there are some states that did not destroy their monuments and statues and their history simply because STUPID AND IGNORANT RIOTERS pulled this behavior that is illegal and needs to be capped.
    I was hoping for water hoses to be blasted at these filthy rioters-maybe one and then the filthy rioters decided to bring a law suit (good grief) THEN I HOPED to hear or see something stronger used to make these evil rioters stop –and they complained against rubber bullets—-GOOD GRIEF AGAIN! I am really a hater of all those who committed acts of criminality and really did hope for some to be killed and then maybe that would bring some to their senses !! But no ——nothing has been done strong enough to make them realize that it what they are doing and their filthy acts that makes them the most hated group –except for the islam0nazi who act in similar ways and they too are most hated. We do not need state governments like CA THAT IS OUT TO DESTROY THE STATE- we need to make these evil rioters do CLEAN UP –DAY AFTER DAY— AND THEN PAY AND PAY- and that’s a starter.
    Of course they won’t like it but now I hate them and their acts and they need to PAY!!

  9. It might be questionable that the American people will “never again comply with a pandemic lockdown,” since people are still complying with this one. Employees are fine with slow staggered openings, employers are fine with allowing half as many diners in their eating establishments, and seems like a lot of people are closing their emails with “stay safe,” meaning terrible threats out there. The current lockdown is just a dry run for bigger things to come. That’s why the media so often mentions “the new normal.”

  10. Really??? says

    If you do allow yourself to be locked away, then be prepared for the Dictatorship of Schiff, Pelosi, Obama, Brown, Newsom, Schumer, Waters, and the list goes on.

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