They’re why we can’t have nice things.
Don’t make us come over there!
By these signs shall ye be known. To the list of liberal-progressive-socialist giveaways, we need to add Trait #6, Fear mongering and Trait #7, Condescension and Trait #8, the Race card.
From The Nation (John Nichols’ day job) the same publication that hero-worships the cerebral AOC:
‘The very people howling the loudest about reopening
— and running around maskless —
are the ones making it too dangerous to reopen’
Small groups of largely white confederates [Trait #8] who have attended anti-lockdown protests spread themselves across hundreds of miles, even into neighboring states, within 48 hours of attending one of their Covid parties. [Trait #7] And, of course, the people most likely to congregate in large groups without wearing a mask are also the people most likely to show up at your local grocery store or Costco without wearing a mask, sneeze on your potential purchases [Trait #6], and then amble off in search of more “freedom” [Trait #7] while leaving sickness and death in their wake. [Trait #6]
Clever, that, the supposedly generic but heavily freighted use of the word “confederates” — lower case — in conjunction with “white.” Light them tiki torches! Now for The Nation’s dose of condescension:
We can’t have these nice things because we have too many selfish people spoiling it for everybody else. We can’t manage the crisis, because too many people have decided to be unmanageable.
“I sneeze on your potential purchases.”
Wasn’t that the Daniel Day-Lewis line in the movie There Will Be Blood?
What did we say about our … acquaintances’ use of the word “selfish”? (It’s Trait #5.)
Blaska’s Bottom Line: As its article shows, The Nation proves that one actually CAN mask stupid.