IN A CAUSTICALLY NAïVE OR INTENTIONALLY PLANTED article in The Atlantic, Brown University economist Emily Oster is calling for forgiveness of public officials who made “miscalculations” about their “pandemic” and the response they demanded from the public: what amounted to the sacrifice of our way of life.
Our way of life: the very thing we previously accused Osama bin Laden of wanting to take from us, for which we waged war against Afghanistan for nearly 25 years.
Yes, Emily Oster (and others) are openly calling for amnesty of those who fostered the destruction of the modern world and turned society into a prison camp. She thinks public officials should be given a pass for converting hospitals and nursing homes into execution centers.
We should all think we lost loved ones to some kind of accident, not a plan — then kiss and make up. They had the best intentions, after all. And of course we must now assume they will continue to have the best intentions as disaster capitalism unfolds month by month.
We’re Supposed to Get Over It
Oster writes of things like closing down beaches and making hikers wear face coverings in wide-open natural spaces, which would also include bans on speaking with your neighbor, or having a guest visit you in your garden:
These precautions were totally misguided. In April 2020, no one got the coronavirus from passing someone else hiking. Outdoor transmission was vanishingly rare. Our cloth masks made out of old bandanas wouldn’t have done anything, anyway. But the thing is: We didn’t know.
The perspective, “let’s get over it,” would seem to be a coordinated public relations approach. To claim health officials and politicians didn’t know what they were doing, or “overreacted,” when they locked down society in the spring of 2020, is to engage in the concealment of a criminal conspiracy.
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