Coronavirus: Thread

grarpamp grarpamp at
Tue Nov 1 19:03:36 PDT 2022

Payback coming...

"You Murderous Hypocrites": Outrage Ensues After The Atlantic Suggests
'Amnesty' For Pandemic Authoritarians

The Atlantic has come under fire for suggesting that all the terrible
pandemic-era decisions over lockdowns, school closures, masking, and
punishing an entire class of people who questioned the efficacy and
wisdom of taking a rushed, experimental vaccine - for a virus with a
99% survival rate in most, should all be water under the bridge.

"We need to forgive one another for what we did and said when we were
in the dark about COVID," writes Brown Professor Emily Oster - a huge
lockdown proponent, who now pleads from mercy from the once-shunned.

"Let’s acknowledge that we made complicated choices in the face of
deep uncertainty, and then try to work together to build back and move
forward," she continues.

Except, they weren't “in the dark” about Covid.  There were numerous
sources pointing out the actual science that ran contrary to the
mandate claims, and they were deliberately silenced by a vast media
campaign.  Evidence suggests that media platforms worked in tandem
with Big Tech, the CDC and the Biden Administration.  It was not a
simple matter of overreaction, there was collusion to remove all

Nice try, Emily.

As the Daily Sceptic's Michael P. Senger puts it: "There’s a lot wrong
here. First, no, you don’t get to advocate policies that do
extraordinary harm to others, against their wishes, then say, “We
didn’t know any better at the time!” Ignorance doesn’t work as an
excuse when the policies involved abrogating your fellow citizens’
rights under an indefinite state of emergency, while censoring and
cancelling those who weren’t as ignorant. The inevitable result would
be a society in which ignorance and obedience to the opinion of the
mob would be the only safe position."

And look at that ratio:

In one epic Twitter thread, Claremont Institute Senior Fellow Matthew
J. Peterson (@docMJP) excoriates Oster's entire premise;

    Hey—sorry you lost your job b/c of the vax that doesn’t work and
your grandmother died alone and you couldn’t have a funeral and your
brother’s business was needlessly destroyed and your kids have weird
heart problems—but let’s just admit we were all wrong and call a
truce, eh?

    It’s too bad we shut the entire economy down & took on tyrannical
powers that have never been used before in this country—looking back,
you should have been able to go to church and use public parks while
we let people riot in the streets—but it was a confusing time for

    Hey I'm sorry we scared the hell out of you & lied for years &
persecuted & censored anyone who disagreed but there was an election
going on & we really wanted to beat Donald Trump so it was important
to radically politicize the science even if it destroyed your
children's lives.

    OK, yes we said unvaccinated people should die & not get
healthcare while never questioning Big Pharma once but we are
compassionate people which is why even though we shut down the entire
economy we also bankrupted the nation & caused inflation. You're
welcome! Let's be friends.

As QTR's Fringe Finance notes, Oster’s plea for the decency that her
ilk failed to offer up to most Americans during the throws of the
pandemic comes at a point where the Covid narrative has been all but
lost by the Democrats and the mainstream media.

There have been several recent large wins for the unvaccinated who had
the constitution and backbone to stand up for themselves throughout a
year of being constantly berated and ferociously scorned as second
class citizens.

A majority of the media and Democrats had demanded that these people
be removed from society and generally subject to scorn and ridicule.
Now, in a moment that many of us knew would eventually be coming,
apologies are being made around the world for how the unvaccinated
were treated.

As Fox News wrote last week:

    “The premier of Alberta, Canada, said she is working on a plan to
pardon residents who were fined or arrested over breaking coronavirus
protocols, and apologized to unvaccinated Canadians who faced

In New York, a Supreme Court judge recently reinstated all employees
who were fired from their jobs for being unvaccinated:

    The court found Monday that "being vaccinated does not prevent an
individual from contracting or transmitting COVID-19." New York City
Mayor Eric Adams claimed earlier this year that his administration
would not rehire employees who had been fired over their vaccination

* * *

The problem was not people's ignorance of the facts, it was the
organized antagonism and censorship against anyone presenting data
that was contradictory to the mandate agenda. This is setting aside
proclamations like those from the LA Times, which argued that mocking
the deaths of "anti-vaxxers" might be necessary and justified.  After
two years of this type of arrogant nonsense it's hard to imagine
people will be willing to pretend as if all is well.

The active effort to shut down any opposing data is the root crime,
though, and no, it can never be forgotten or forgiven.

People are livid...

    They were tossing terminally Ill people off of organ transplant
lists and now call for mercy
    — F. Billy McMorris (@FBillMcMorris) November 1, 2022

Arizona Gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake (R) wants investigations.

    . at KariLake: "I want to have a commission to investigate Covid and
how it was handled in this state. And hand up any civil, or criminal
charges that need to be made. Because we're not just got to forget
what happened when our lives were turned upside down."
    — Kari Lake (@KariLake) October 31, 2022

    This is where I spent the last 7 months with my mother before she
died alone on December 3rd, 2020. You murderous hypocrites have
nothing but my undying contempt. Rot in Hell.
    — Rollo Tomassi (@RationalMale) October 31, 2022

    Resharing this. Because "let's forgive", right?
    — Dr. Sydney Watson (@SydneyLWatson) October 31, 2022

As QTR further notes, many Americans whipped themselves up into such a
terrified hypnotic frenzy that they found themselves clinging to big
government to impose their will, advocating for the same draconian and
fascist-sounding policies they always claim to be fighting against.

For example, Ramussen reported in January 2022 that Democratic voters
supported the following Covid policy ideas (my annotations in bold,
Rasmussen in normal text):

    Fines for the unvaccinated: Fifty-eight percent (58%) of voters
would oppose a proposal for federal or state governments to fine
Americans who choose not to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

    House arrest: Fifty-nine percent (59%) of Democratic voters would
favor a government policy requiring that citizens remain confined to
their homes at all times, except for emergencies, if they refuse to
get a COVID-19 vaccine.

    Imprisonment for questioning the vaccine: Nearly half (48%) of
Democratic voters think federal and state governments should be able
to fine or imprison individuals who publicly question the efficacy of
the existing COVID-19 vaccines on social media, television, radio, or
in online or digital publications.

    Forced quarantine: Forty-five percent (45%) of Democrats would
favor governments requiring citizens to temporarily live in designated
facilities or locations if they refuse to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

    Stripping people of their children: Twenty-nine percent (29%) of
Democratic voters would support temporarily removing parents’ custody
of their children if parents refuse to take the COVID-19 vaccine.
That’s much more than twice the level of support in the rest of the
electorate – seven percent (7%) of Republicans and 11% of unaffiliated
voters – for such a policy.

    Emily Oster: let's just forget this happened.
    — John Haar (@john_at_swan) October 31, 2022

Unsurprisingly, American Federation of Teachers chief Randi
Weingarten, who 'flunked the pandemic' by pushing for school shutdowns
as long as she possibly could before parents revolted, is a big fan of

    "I've decided that I should be on the pardon list, if that is
still in the works"
    — Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) October 31, 2022

One cannot help but notice that the timing of the Atlantic's appeal
for passive forgetfulness coincides with the swiftly approaching
midterm elections, in which polls suggest a much greater chance of a
conservative upset than Democrats previously expected.  Though the
Atlantic doesn't admit it, there is a growing political backlash to
the last two years of meaningless lockdowns and mandates, and
Democrats were instrumental in the implementation of both.  A large
swath of the population sees one party as the cause of much of their
covid era strife.

Perhaps the mainstream media is suddenly realizing that they may have
to face some payback for their covid zealotry?  “We didn't know! We
were just following orders!”  It all sounds rather familiar.

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