Unlike the rest of the nation, the far left was thoroughly enjoying the shutdown. It not only gave them a wondrous opportunity to micromanage people, it let them virtue signal on all thrusters. They were saving lives, don’t you know, so it wasn’t proper for anyone to question their motives.
Tyrannical ten percenters like Governor Gretchen Whitmer were able to pick and choose what was ‘essential’ and what was not. One can almost imagine their glee at deciding which businesses would survive their administrative onslaught.
They of course didn’t have to follow their own rules, since those were just for the little people. The lockdowns were for those less virtuous than themselves. A microcosm of the Global Cooling debate, only they were allowed to reap the benefits of economic liberty. Only they deserve to fly in carbon belching private jetliners or live on the rapidly disappearing seashore.
The left has to follow the will of the people, not the other way around
Those paying attention will note that the people started hunkering down before the government decided to make it an unconstitutional order. We sought out supplies and made provisions for the long haul. After which our social betters told us to buy supplies and make provisions for the long haul.
The tyrannical ten percenters instinctively knew that if they had tried to pull the same stunt over ‘Global Cooling’, gun violence, the murder Hornet invasion or the cannibalistic rat plague, we the people would have told them to go play in the traffic.
Leftists have the unfortunate tendency of treating everyone else as though they are helpless children, to be taken care of only by their good offices. For the far-left, we are the great unwashed, unable to feed ourselves or pick the correct leaders – Them.
The reopen protests worked
The saying is that if leftists didn’t have double standards, they wouldn’t have standards at all. Leftists will laud any demonstration on their side as purely virtuous on an earth-shattering level, setting a new standard for protests unrivaled in any age. Remember ‘Occupy Wall-Street’ and how it was to set the stage for a new epoch in leftist action?
Contrast that with any demonstrations of the pro-liberty right, said to be small no matter what size. As well as being supposedly ‘white supremacist’ whether or not the press can find one person holding a Confederate flag in a crowd of thousands. Even worse, should one dare to compare the national socialist left to another group of authoritarians, it will be falsely said to support Nazism or some other bit of bovine excrement.
The national socialist media can’t even be honest in writing about these protests, throwing up ‘scare quotes’ around words like freedom or human right. Not to mention mischaracterizing them as “anti-lock down” instead of pro-liberty.
They simply dont care about the facts, nothing is more important than taking Trump down.