I've maintained that sooner, probably, than later there will be a reckoning for what the ruling oligarchy has done to America and Americans with the Covid Hoax. The hoax, which was ginned up to oust Trump, is ultimately unsustainable. With a new regime having been installed in the militarily occupied Imperial City on the Potomac, our rulers are cautiously exploring ways to bring the hoax either to an end or at least to bring it under control. We've seen that with the backing away from lockdown policies in Blue cities. But it's not so easy. The title of Angelo Codevilla's article today expresses the dilemma facing our rulers:
The oligarchy’s chosen method of “reopening” after the pandemic shows that it intends to attempt to validate the harm it did over the previous year. Will it work?
The trick in "dismounting the Covid tiger is: How to prevent the subject population from realizing that they've been hand--tricked into an orgy of self destruction? The first and last paragraphs sum it up:
Riding fear of COVID-19, our oligarchs persuaded millions of Americans to join in masked pantomime, to deliver themselves to something like house arrest, and to blame Donald Trump for their troubles. But as much as the oligarchs enjoyed COVID powers and dreamt of segueing them into a “new normal,” they knew that America could not be locked down forever.
There being nothing especially artful about this stratagem, and most Americans not being utterly stupid, its success depends exclusively on the media’s near-unanimous complicity in it. That unanimity, however, may be getting harder to maintain. Not only is the binding objective—getting rid of Trump—no longer there, documents are surfacing that show the material complicity between Anthony Fauci, the oligarchy’s fountain of authority in all matters COVID-19, and the development of the virus itself. Covering for that level of professional incompetence and corruption may be a bridge too far, even for today’s media.
Where the rubber meets the road in all this is in the schools. Scientific study after study has demonstrated not only that schools are safe but that enormous educational and psychological harm is being done to the young people who are being socially isolated at a crucial stage in their lives. Indeed, Las Vegas recently opened schools because of what has amounted to an epidemic of suicide that dwarfs any harm done by Covid.
And yet, even as the new Dem regime--safe behind an unprecedented militarization of DC--has proceeded to put unionized blue collar workers into an unemployment pool that will surely grow, sending teacher back into the schools remains a tricky matter. That's because the teachers unions--and especially those in major Blue metro areas--are the backbone of the Dem party.
Thus, yesterday the regime gave the green light to teachers to strike rather than return to teaching:
Biden chief of staff backs teachers unions refusing to reopen schools, says they're not 'overruling' science
Remarkably--and disturbingly for our rulers--Klain got pushback from, of all sources, Erin Burnett on CNN. After years of having to listen to scientific ignoramuses chant the follow-the-science mantra, it must have been galling for Klain to have to defend a glaringly unscientific position against that charge--no matter how deferentially expressed:
CNN anchor Erin Burnett pushed back, claiming transmission of the virus [in association with schools] was "just not happening."
She then pointed to the Chicago Teachers Union, which recently voted to extend virtual learning.
"Ron, why do you think that the teachers unions in many cases are overruling what the studies show?" Burnett asked.
The reality in Chicago, of course, is that the still large Catholic school system (as well as other private schools) reopened back in September and have been doing just fine, thank you. Nevertheless, 71% of the government school teachers voted to strike rather than return to teaching--they may be stupid, but they can recognize a gravy train when they see one. And with backing from the regime in DC, how will local rulers ever force the teachers back to work, without submitting to extortionate demands that will be pushed off on the already hard pressed taxpayers? One commenter on radio stated that in the talks between school board and the union no one represented the children. But that's not really true. The parents represent the children, and its the parents who elect the local rulers.
Andrea Widburg today examines the Chicago situation in some detail. In the interests of fairness, Widburg allowed the "teachers" to make their own presentation:
Six of our rank-and-file dance teachers come together to use their art form as a voice to express their desire to feel safe amidst CPS' teacher return policy. They stand in solidarity with all educators at risk, because no one should have to choose between life and livelihood. pic.twitter.com/gajXH9PReE— ChicagoTeachersUnion (@CTULocal1) January 23, 2021
Biden signed executive order today that contained a ban on the term 'China virus'.— Glen Keys (@glen_keys) January 27, 2021
How do you think that will play across the country? I'm guessing very poorly. TGP accompanies that news with this graphic, which is almost certainly the impression that many will come away with:
But, finally, now for a video that I strongly urge everyone to watch all the way through--all 30 minutes of it. Blogger won't let me embed this, so follow this link:
Even the following blurb for the video fails to do justice to how powerful I found this wide ranging but highly articulate interview:
In this explosive interview with Senior Editor Alex Newman of The New American magazine, former president of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) Dr. Lee Merrit explains her belief that America is currently facing what appears to be biological warfare. Whether the Communist Chinese released the COVID-19 virus on purpose or by accident is impossible to know, but the implications are enormous. And when it comes to the new vaccines, Dr. Merrit, a former military doctor who studied biological warfare, reviews previous animal studies on the technology underlying the vaccines and paints a dire picture. However, even though modern medical schools do not often teach it, there are ways to treat viral infections that are time-tested and effective, she concludes.
Dr. Merrit explains the nature of the new non-vaccine "vaccines" succinctly--how they work, or don't work, how they've been tested, etc. She also explains that the science behind such effective treatments as HCQ and Ivermectin has been known since the 1970s.