The left's slogans give it away
As we go through yet another week of Wuhan virus restriction in the United States, do you find yourself becoming annoyed at the daily sloganeering? We see these messages on television, hear them on radio and flashed before us while driving. I, for one, am beginning to tire of this "we're all in this together" claptrap, along with "flattening (or bending) the curve"; social distancing; and "stay safe, stay strong." However, the one slogan that is most irritating is "stay at home...save lives."
Let's not forget that original reason for sheltering at home was to prevent hospital emergency rooms from becoming overrun by slowing the spread of the virus. The mandate was never to save lives, but to slow the spread and by default prolong the extent of the virus. Again, staying at home was for the purpose of lessening the burden on hospitals, not saving lives.
The message has evolved, or rather devolved into an excuse for virtue-signaling. Examine the message more closely, and what you pick up is the underlying message that by staying home, you can make a difference. What does making a difference by curtailing your behavior remind you of? That's right: the whole climate change trope. I don't know about you, but when I think of climate change, I think of politics, and when I think of politics, I think of the left.
Speaking of the left, this whole Wuhan virus crisis is has all of the hallmarks of leftist tactics. 1. The aforementioned sloganeering could easily be placed on bumper stickers. 2. The racism card has been played twice — first by calling anyone a racist who dared called the COVID-19 virus the Wuhan virus and second by pointing out that blacks are hardest hit. 3. Flawed computer models led to outrageous numbers designed to frighten and panic the public and force submission to leftist solutions (climate change, anyone?). 4. Citizens are being coerced by totalitarian governors and mayors into following arbitrary edicts that violate the U.S. Constitution's Bill of Rights.
What stands out about the fourth example is that leftist politicos seem to be turning the screws tighter on law-abiding citizens at the same time more stories are being released showing hospital admissions declining in New York and evidence that the Wuhan virus may have been more widespread than originally thought in places like California due to the number of antibodies found in tested individuals.
These stories should be good news, but instead, they are downplayed by a leftist media more interested in keeping a captive public anxious than in calming its fear. Stories like these, as well as the successes of hydroxychloroquine, are outright ignored by the mainstream media, because that would get in the way of their get-Trump agenda. Such dismissals also help the left keep any glimmer of hope from lifting the spirits of us unwashed Trump-supporters.
What started out as a call to arms to combat an unknown virus has turned into an overt political assault from the left, designed to keep the economy crashed in time for the November 2020 elections. The left's totalitarian zeal is a about a subtle as a hammer and sickle.
More and more people are becoming aware of the unconstitutional and fear-mongering tactics of the left. This includes regular Democrats, who, like most Americans, just want to get back to work and resuscitate the economy. These are patriots who are reaching their limit.
How ironic that in this period of masks, the left's covers have come off, revealing a hateful and partisan visage.
Here is a slogan from American patriots to our leftist enemies: "We're on to you!" Come November, this will be a slogan the left never forgets.
Dex Bahr is the author of the book No Christian Man is an Island. He is also a freelance writer and lecturer.
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