It’s pretty hard to say how disgusting it is that “health experts” who were willing to keep us all locked up forever or until a vaccine came, who were behind the imposition of all kinds of random rules that grievously harmed people and the economy are now just completely thrown that all under the bus with the embrace of the protests.
As we reported, those health experts wrote a letter saying basically that the protests were so important that they trumped concerns about the virus.
The letter can really can be reduced to the insanity of this picture.
Not only that but they claimed those who protested the lockdowns were “rooted in white nationalism and run contrary to respect for Black lives,” the letter continued, in a further bizarre take.
As journalist Michael Tracey observed, this wasn’t just random nutters saying this, this included “infectious disease “experts” at the University of Washington, which has been integral in studying the coronavirus in the US. They write that “pervasive racism” is now “the paramount public health problem,’ superseding the virus.”
Here’s a sample of one making the same argument:
Tucker Carlson ripped the letter.
“Huh?” Carlson responded incredulously after reading part of the letter. “In other words, anybody who complains about being locked down is a racist, except the people who refuse to be locked down because they are protesting racism. Heads, I win. Tails, you lose.”
“These are public health officials,” he continued. “This is insanity. Just days ago you were told that any kind of gathering could kill thousands of people. You would be a murderer. You would be a genocidal murderer. That is before we learned that viruses have their own woke political agenda and the only rallies we should ban are those being held by people who have the wrong ideas, people who want to earn a living or go to church. Those protests are racism. Oh.”
This letter and the allowed protests has infuriated people, not because they begrudge anyone the right to protest. It’s those whose lives and businesses have been harmed by the lockdowns. Protests of First Amendment rights over the lockdown weren’t important, saving people’s jobs and businesses wasn’t important, saving people’s lives with other medical treatment wasn’t important either. No one will ever be able to fully count the damage of all this, and it’s infuriating that “experts” can dismiss it all like this and then on top of it all paint concerns as “racism.”