Who does one believe anymore? The WHO? Or the CDC? Perhaps Dr. Fauci?
The WHO (not the English rock band) now avers that the lockdowns are unnecessary—indeed counterproductive. But Dr. Robert Redfield, the director of the Center for Disease Control (CDC), recently warned us all that celebrating Thanksgiving at home with family and loved ones this year would be fraught with dire risk. Even more recently, Dr. Fauci, who loves to be the center of attention, had this to say about Thanksgiving gatherings during an interview with Norah O’Donnell of CBS News: “That is unfortunately a risk, when you have people coming from out of town, gathering together in an indoor setting. It is unfortunate, because that’s such a sacred part of American tradition — the family gathering around Thanksgiving. But that is a risk. Given the fluid and dynamic nature of what’s going on right now in the spread and the uptick of infections, I think people should be very careful and prudent about social gatherings, particularly when members of the family might be at a risk because of their age or their underlying condition… You may have to bite the bullet and sacrifice that social gathering.”
Hopefully, many of you snuck in a quiet Valentine’s Day tryst with your significant other before the lockdown late last winter, because that was the last “holiday” in which your masters in government allowed you to participate. Very early on in the pandemic, celebrating St. Patrick’s Day was deemed problematic, and, a few weeks later, we were told not to even think about acknowledging Easter. After that, we were warned to avoid participating in Memorial Day events. Then we were told not to celebrate Independence Day/The Fourth of July. The likelihood of contracting and/or spreading the coronavirus was added to the always imminent danger of blowing off our body parts while setting off fireworks, the experts said. Then came Labor Day. A great day to acknowledge the working class and the downtrodden victims of capitalism they said, but still we were not to gather in groups of more than six or ten, unless we were protesting/rioting-- in which case, according to “science,” the coronavirus cannot be spread.
That takes us to Thanksgiving. Can’t be celebrated. Sorry, but there’s nothing to be thankful for anyway. Instead of gathering around the hearth with family and eating turkey, why don’t you rally with thousands of strangers and burn down some private businesses after “liberating” a couple pairs of shoes and a big screen television?
And progressive commentators and politicians are just barely able to restrain themselves from prematurely announcing a ban on Christmas celebrations and worship as we head towards Year Two of The Lockdown. Look for these mandates to come down in the next few weeks.
In 2021-- and likely beyond—Juneteenth and Kwanzaa may be the only holidays in which U.S. citizens will be officially allowed to participate.
COVID-19 is not deadly to any but those who are elderly and who also have comorbidities. We have been the victims of a great hoax. Hopefully, as the other “WHO” (the rock band) put it in a famous song, “We won’t get fooled again.”