It seems like only yesterday Americans were denied the right to go to churches, they were denied the right to visit their loved ones in the hospital, they were denied the right to open their business and go to work to provide for themselves and their families, they were denied the right to go to restaurants, to bars, to hair salons.
No laws were passed to take away these rights, making it illegal and immoral.
What was worse, people were denied these basic rights by Governors, County judges, and even local Mayors who used the coronavirus outbreak as a way to control the masses by decree.
They unleashed a power that was not theirs to take and wielded, at all levels, to force America into three months of house arrest, then in the midst of staying at home, borders across the country from the same Governors and local officials who locked Americans in their home, suddenly, came around with their keys and threw open the doors.
Suddenly Not only was it okay to go out into the street, but it was also required to go out into the street.
What happened, why the sudden change of heart?
It was in the streets in protest that the police who killed a black man, George Floyd, in their custody, in Minneapolis.
Suddenly the same Health experts who told us we must not Gather in crowds or there will be death in the millions from coronavirus issued statements supporting gathering in crowds, an open letter on the George Floyd protest signed by more than 1,200 doctors and other health professionals, clarified that they do not condemn these gatherings as risky for COVID-19 transmission. However, they wrote, this should not be confused with a permissive stance on you Gathering or protesting against stay-at-home orders.
What? Have they lost their minds?
It’s OK to protest and damage property and gather by the thousands in these violent demonstrations and NO charges will be laid, But if you leave your home and violate the mandatory house arrest you will be charged and put in jail?
Did the coronavirus develop some kind of superior intelligence?, enabling it to distinguish between those who are congregating for a good cause and those who are congregating for a Bad cause? of course not.
What has happened from the beginning of this shameful coronavirus episode, is the politicization of Public Health at the hands of authoritarian.