Jeffrey Tucker has an entertaining article today--or it would be entertaining if it weren't so sad. It's about the Fauci emails and, especially, about the lockdowns. Read it all--you won't regret it:
He starts out by stating the Great Truth up front--this is what everything should be about at this point. This is it in one sentence:
... Fauci was the US architect of the lockdowns that smashed all that we believed was true in the good ‘ol US of A; namely that we had rights and freedoms and a system of government that protected both.
He proceeds through the continuing MSM effort to protect Fauci. I enjoyed his making fun of Fauci--although it speaks so poorly of 21st century America:
- His nonstop reveling in his personal fame and power, basking in praise from anyone ready to offer it;
- The way the media sucked up and became his echo chamber, thanking him daily for his glorious leadership even though this consisted mostly of going on TV and pontificating ambiguities
But toward the end he returns to the Great Truth:
So, yes, these emails do provide tremendous insight, despite what you are reading today from the mainstream press, which continues to defend him no matter what. Even so, the great truth cannot be forever ignored. What is that? To my mind, it is the elephant in the room: there is zero evidence that lockdowns actually worked to mitigate severe outcomes from the disease.
Even Vox has started asking the real question: “After a year of debates over mask mandates, lockdowns, and school closures, that mixed evidence might suggest a certain fatalism: Did none of these state policies really matter? Or was the virus going to spread no matter what states did? Was it all for nothing?... If you look at a list of states by their number of Covid-19 deaths per capita, it’s hard to discern much of a pattern.”
Right now, Covid infections and deaths are at the lowest point in the US since March 2020. While commentators credit the vaccines, it’s not entirely obvious since low-vaccine states have the same trends as high ones. ...
Looking at the curves of this thing here and abroad – while adjusting for climate, geography, demographics, and population immunity profiles – they all look suspiciously the same, regardless of policy.
Vox at least asks the right question: “Was it all for nothing?”
Sadly, the answer is probably yes. ...
But then the question becomes: Who will be held to account? Anyone who thinks Fauci did this all on his own is smoking stuff that didn't used to be legal.