Obscure, but I’m with you.
Supporting a general undermining of sensible responses to the pandemic is tacit support for all the lame “but mah personal freedoms” dismissal of masks, foregoing family gatherings, lockdowns, sensitivity to protecting high risk groups, doxing public health workers… this cartoon is blatantly supporting the indignation with any regulatory impediment to their resistance to accepting the personal sacrifice needed to bring down the growing health crisis. Splitting hairs on literal use of the exact phrase vs, implicate support for indignation at having to modify traditional thanksgiving gatherings is literally supporting the contrarian attitude that leads to more deaths than necessary.
Dear Michael Ramirez: When you say: “Most people don’t die from it.” what I hear is “The thousands of people who die from Covid every week are insignificant to me.”When you say: “We have to get back to our lives.” what I hear is “The response to Covid should be tailored to my tolerance for inconvenience regardless of other people’s safety.”When you say: “I don’t live in fear.” what I hear is “Keeping me at my home or from my church is a violation of my freedom” what I hear is “The most pressing injustice right now is my inconvenience, not other people getting sick and dying.”
When you try to frame efforts to control a major pandemic as one party’s attempts to curtail political freedoms, I reply, “Yes, that is correct: think of it as a Medical Stand Your Ground response and suck it up because I’m not eager to have your Libertarian BS kill me or my loved ones.”
In case you missed it, SCOTUS just granted mega churches the right to hold super spreader events at a time when the US medical system is collapsing from overload. The trouble with stupid is it doesn’t confine itself to its own gene pool but takes down a lot of innocent lives. The irony of the “Right to Life” right insisting on the right to kill hundreds of thousands unnecessarily is a bit like their insistence on the death penalty for murderers, but only the non-state sanctioned ones. State sanctioned ones like Trump and his minions, or Mitch and his Senate which will allow unnecessary deaths to pile up to try to ensure future Republican wins are fine by the Frothy Right.
That’s Biden and Jill isn’t it Steve?
Remember folks, this “Gang That Couldn’t Election Straight” took a massive effort to beat due to all the work the GOP has done to disenfranchise minority groups. Next time we may not be up against folks as disorganized as Jared and crew. Next time there may be a Tucker Carlson campaign that doesn’t grift its own war chest, and focus solely on its base with no attention to real numbers needed to get elected. The fights not over. Work/give to the Georgia Senate race. Work/give to local elections to oust the GOP from areas where they can impede voting rights. Work on getting young people activated and registered.
The lessons of 2020 and the TeaParty/TrumpParty strength is that American Democracy is fragile, and there are folks who are less like nazis, and more like South American right wing conservatives who want a Peron, or Pinochet. A little dictator with the freedom to commit atrocities and destroy the economy for the sake of short term capitalist gains.
Makes perfect sense when your definition of fast growth is unsustainable tax breaks for the billionaires, and robbing from the future for the short term profit taking.
Make sure to donate to her Fair Fight project. Boots on the ground are what put Biden over in Georgia despite massive disenfranchisement efforts by the GOP. Adults in our clan are doing that as Christmas presents this year.
Thou shalt not impede the propaganda channels billionaires and corporations have paid good money for, but the “voice” of POC expressed at the ballot box well that’s a different matter.
Oh Sweetie Yes! Still.