Covid is a Moral Issue and Probably Your Fault

 This is so strange. This disease and the way it is viewed has taken on a moral component. When the numbers of cases rise, the news anchors, health experts, and talking heads talk about what the people are doing wrong. 

You're not listening. You're not caring for your fellow man. You and your independent spirit! 

I heard one CNN anchor bemoaning the "aftermath of Thanksgiving" because people dared to celebrate with their families.

What?!



There is zero introspection about whether lockdowns are effective or if masks actually work.

The focus of their ire is, predictably, conservatives.

For many conservatives, the reaction to this disease has become a political issue. For liberals, however, it's a moral issue. Even questioning lockdowns, quarantines, and mask wearing is to announce yourself as a "deplorable."

The problem for conservatives is that they no longer have any faith in the institutions that lead the country, whether it be Dr. Fauci, the media, or the politicians who scold us for breaking the rules while breaking the rules themselves. 

The problem for our elites is they despise the people they're supposed to be leading. And the people don't trust the elites.

I honestly don't know how we get past this. I just know it can't continue this way.


Comments

  1. Stop using social media. It's designed to radicalize. (Of course, the problem is that it seems like no one talks about substantive matters away from social media.)

    My wife stopped using social media a month ago. I drastically cut my exposure.

    I hope one day there will be a move from social media to social face time again.

    My blog:
    http://wonderingzygoteemeritus.blogspot.com/

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  2. Well it is somewhat a moral issue because I now want to punch out certain people because of it...

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  3. Gee... there hasn't been a whisper about the flu this year. Apparently covid provides immunity to the flu.
    Given that the overall death rate hasn't gone up (statistically the number of people expected to die is normal) covid also, apparently, confers immunity to heart attacks, cancer, auto accidents , and a myriad of other fatal and potentially fatal experiences, apart from being shot in a major city, of course.

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  4. Hurting other people huh! Huh about ,stop killing unborn babies and slowing euthanizing our elderly, by locking them in their nursing homes.

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  5. Even if I do give the ruling elites the benefit of the doubt, it would mean that they simply don't know what they are talking about. I just wish someone would be straight with us and say, "Yeah, well, we think X, Y, or Z might help, but we don't know for sure." Don't tell me I am a hateful sociopath for wondering if masks are really so super fine.

    And the greatest mystery in this entire episode: how did the real cuprits, the Chinese Communist Party, utterly escape condemnation? No one seems to care! I guess it's a lot easier to dismiss my neighbour as a deplorable, a dupe, or an ignoramus -- what a contast to me, a tolerant, enlightened, science-loving, well-informed thinker -- than to insist that the CCP be held to account.

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