Recently, in a defensive posture while being challenged by a reporter as to why the virus shutdown was continuing in New York state, Gov. Andrew Cuomo justified the continuing clamp-down by stating that the disease is “death“, meaning that all citizens would certainly die if the stay-at-home order was lifted. Does the governor mean that all persons who contract the disease die? It certainly sounds like that’s his message.
Gov. Cuomo’s insistence that only his order to keep New Yorkers off the streets and in their homes was keeping the population of the state, and the nation, alive and healthy, suggests that if the order is lifted it would lead to the death of nearly all citizens.
But he’s wrong that the virus equals certain death, because we know that there is a ninety-eight percent survival rate among those stricken by the disease, and tens of thousands of these people had only a slight reaction to the disease, if they had any reaction at all.
Gov. Cuomo’s harsh, authoritarian reaction to the disease is what frightens thinking people about Democrat decision making. To say that letting citizens go about their daily business would kill them, which is virtually what he said, is his lame justification for locking everyone in their homes and shutting down their places of work.
To extend his logic further, the fact that tens of thousands of people are killed each year in automobile accidents could easily be justification for outlawing personal automobiles. And each cold and flu season tens of thousands of Americans die of these annual diseases, so are we to destroy our national economy and unconstitutionally lockup our citizens each year to prevent these deaths? Guns in Chicago and Baltimore kill hundreds of those cities’ citizens each weekend, but there’s no demand to keep all of those citizens locked in their homes from Friday to Monday each week.
Another fear that informed Americans fear from the political left is that they will take advantage of anything to gain political power and restrict citizens’ rights. AOC thinks that the cleaner air resulting from there being fewer cars and trucks moving about in our cities as a result of the lockdown, and the recent collapse of the price of a barrel of oil on the international market, are good things. So she proposes we should therefore keep all automobiles and trucks off our streets in order to keep our air cleaner, and of course, save the earth from the lie of warming/change, which is now only ten years in the future, two years having lapsed of the twelve years she originally told us we had to live until the end of all civilization, and we‘ve seen no increase in the summer-time temperature these last two years to indicate that AOC and her leftist pals are anything but lying fools.
The political left, which is where the Democrat party resides, love power; they believe their ideas of what’s good should be mandatory for all American citizens, and what they think is bad, they want prohibited. The political left in every nation, like Cuba, North Korea, Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia and Venezuela, endanger the liberties all citizens are entitled to, so it’s wise to keep them far away from power ever again.