16 Feb Kurt Schlichter captures the American mood
Kurt Schlichter is one of the more fiery and sarcastic columnists in the conservative world…maybe too over the top for some tastes. But he also has a ‘cut-to-the-chase’, pull-no-punches capability that shows up from time to time in very relevant and useful ways.
His latest “Those Responsible Must Pay”, excerpted below, captures the mood of a vast and growing number of Americans toward the ‘public health authorities’ who have made an absolute mess of the pandemic. Forgiveness is not in the air; these were not honest mistakes made in good faith. He’s on the right track.
You can read Schlichter’s weekly postings at townhall.com.
Those Responsible Must Pay
By Kurt Schlichter
We cannot just let the disastrous pandemic response pass without harsh accountability for the people whose stupidity, corruption, and fascist tendencies murdered. Maybe you saw the Super Bowl – there they were, unmasked, laughing at us. There must be justice; the wrongdoers must pay. And they must pay hard. We can never let this happen again.
Foreign policy is not that hard; sometimes the answers are so obvious that only someone with a Georgetown degree in international relations could be stupid enough to not see it. Today, the most glaring example is the painfully obvious fact that instead of getting in fights with Russia we ought to enter into a wary, unofficial entente with the Bear to counterbalance the real danger – the Chi Coms.
We Need an Accounting – A Harsh One
Thanks to science – the science of polling – we are now seeing our useless government coming around to the views that got people like us banned from social media just a few months ago. Masks are useless, they now concede. Natural immunity is better than the vaccines that did not work as advertised, they now concede. What they do not concede is their own culpability. We must thrust culpability upon them.
Our ruling class knowingly imposed disastrous policies that bore no relation to objective scientific fact upon us, and 900,000 Americans are dead. Ten of millions more suffered economically and emotionally. They were driven not by the imperatives of evidence but by the imperative of obedience – that we obeyed was the measure of success, not lives saved. Dissenting ideas, like ivermectin, were not merely not debated. The debate was actively stifled. The dissenting ideas were suppressed as “misinformation” – which really means “unapproved information.” Now a study in Japan, hardly a voodoo backwater, says ivermectin works. How many people died so that the likes of Fauci and the rest could beat down challenges to their orthodoxy? And how many kids were broken by the lies about masking and “distance learning?”
They need to pay. Not just at the ballot box either, though that must happen too. We need a truth and reconciliation commission to expose the perfidy and incompetence of our elite during this pandemic. Those who failed must be shamed and broken publicly, stripped of their ill-gotten gains and disgraced positions.
But that’s just at a minimum. What they did was criminal. And if they want to avoid accountability in a truth and reconciliation committee context where only their reputations, money, and sinecures are in jeopardy, fine.
Try them. Punish them. Make sure this never happens again.
Exhibit A for Schlichter: COVID-19 Vaccine (vimeo.com)