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Counsel of the Woke

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Posted By: StormCnter, 6/19/2020 3:58:13 PM

America has reached an epistemological breaking point. For the first two months following the coronavirus outbreak, public-health experts insisted that we “follow the science” and implement their recommendations, even if it meant millions of lost jobs and significant restrictions on constitutionally protected activities, such as church attendance and freedom of assembly. Blue-state governors quickly positioned themselves as executors of this neutral scientific knowledge, condemning anti-lockdown protesters as “anti-scientific;” meantime, social media companies banned anti-lockdown groups and censored content from lockdown skeptics. But when protests erupted in the U.S. after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, many public-health experts reversed course—and subordinated “science” to their activist politics.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Ben Around 6/19/2020 4:01:19 PM (No. 450084)
It's nothing new. The communist democrats have been shamelessly displaying their hypocrisy for decades!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Timber Queen 6/19/2020 5:00:18 PM (No. 450146)
What's not being reported? Breathless stories of the ravages of the ChiCom virus on the homeless. I've been expecting endless articles on the plight of our "most vulnerable" during this "deadly to everyone" pandemic. The only "Homeless Watch!" reporting was the government expropriating motels for housing, but that could not get everybody off the streets. I doubt they are social distancing or following the mandatory mask directives. I doubt they're washing hands and using sanitizer. I doubt their underground economy was shut down. I figure the lack of reporting is because there is no great sweep of the ChiCom virus through the "unhomed". They aren't even a subset in the death reports. Talk about a case study in herd immunity - even typhus couldn't really get going in this population. Really, how contagious is this virus? Today CA Governor Gruesome Newsome has mandated masks for everyone in any public setting. Eff him. I'm going to tell people I'm identifying as a BLM protestor and exercising the looters' mask exemption. #ICan'tBreathe
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Justcurious 6/20/2020 7:49:43 AM (No. 450665)
Hypocrisy requires principles. The Left has none, only interests.
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