I remember when I was younger hearing my father talk about his youth and how we had lost a lot of the freedoms in this country that he enjoyed as a boy. At the time I couldn’t figure out what he meant. After all, I was free. I could go where I wanted, do what I wanted when I wanted to do it.
Now, in the name of safety, we are prevented from going where we want, doing what we want when we want to do it. Now, I know there are people at risk when they catch any disease and this current one is extremely contagious. I do truly get it. I work in a hospital. I see the patients, I see the anxious loved ones who wait outside to talk to them on a video phone. It is scary. I get it. I even have an 87 year old battling cancer living in my home. She is very much at risk. Heck, I’ve had pneumonia twice and could easily have died both times, I’m at risk.
And so now, to save people our government is forcing businesses to close and people to stay in their homes. We can’t get haircuts or go out to dinner or go play golf. However, those in positions of power are able to get haircuts, go out to dinner, and play golf. Again, this was all done in the name of our “safety.” But I fear they’ve had a taste, and they like what they tasted. A population completely reliant on government.
And the media, once the champion of dissent in this country, is helping them. All videos presenting differing viewpoints have been taken down as the Google fact-checkers have determined that these differing opinions do not represent “good science.” A codeword meaning “agrees with the narrative”. The fact-checkers themselves are not scientists and so aren’t qualified to decide what good science is. Instead, they check the video for the proper political alignment. If they don’t further the narrative of a particular political party, they are removed. This goes for both Google and Facebook.
You are free to agree with them, but you are not free to disagree. In fact, within my children’s life time I would not be at all surprised to see most freedoms removed in the name of safety. They finally found an “in”. A way to slide into socialism and have everyone cheer about it. Americans don’t want freedom anymore, they want safety. And that’s just sad.