This is an outstanding portrayal, by attorney Michael P. Senger, of the failure of Western “democracies” to place the people first in their response to Covid. I find his characterization of these governments as “cowards”‘ to be tragically fair and accurate.
It takes guts to admit you were misled.
It takes guts to admit you made bad decisions.
It takes guts to admit you caused needless suffering.
And it takes guts to reverse course and start making amends for your mistakes.
These are lessons we teach our kids from the earliest age. Government and health officials around the world have apparently forgotten them, as they dig in deeper with totalitarian health policies that are backfiring.
Fortunately for us “little” people, history has a way of making wannabe-tyrants Man Up or get Moved Out.
“For political watchers, it’s been baffling to watch leaders muddle through the most inexplicable geopolitical debacle since the Thirty Years’ War. It is equally terrifying to know that a policy catastrophe of this scale is possible in the 21st century. But judging by his regime’s activities and the story of how all this began, at least one world leader was well aware of this potential.”
“For Xi Jinping, lockdown was never about a virus. It was about sending a message: that stripped of all disguise, the illusion of virtue, competence, and commitment to human rights among the Western political class is nothing more than conformity with easily subvertible norms and institutions passed down by prior generations. As lockdown policies grind on into their 18th month, it’s increasingly difficult to disagree with him.”