Authoritarianism Does Not Save Lives
Stop pretending like New York was a shining example of the effectiveness of damned authoritarianism in fighting this disease. It was a disaster. Over half of all covid deaths are from one state, New York, and also well over half of NY deaths occurred in nursing homes because your Glorious Leader Cuomo (and 4 other governors) ordered nursing homes to take back patients confirmed to have covid-19. How about we go through the logic of New York’s Glorious Leader: Let’s lockdown everyone for months on end, to the point where we force any visitors to NY to be self quarantined for two weeks under threat of imprisonment, but meanwhile the most at risk people who also, by the way, happen to live in a communal setting will be forced to readmitt sick covid patents. That’s sounds like a great idea!
Do you know how many people needlessly died because of these executive orders? Tens of thousands. And how many excess cancer, dementia, diabetes, heart, suicide, alcohol and drug related deaths have occurred because of lockdowns? Another several tens of thousands. Statistically an increase in poverty has also been directly correlated to more excess deaths, not to mention suffering, so with 40 million unemployed and huge sectors of the economy ruined add several more tens of thousands, not to mention excess imprisonments. Poverty kills almost as surely as lockdowns kill.
If you’re brainwashed and ignoring any facts about this pandemic that might complicate your narrow-minded, late night talk show, trendy post-modern, identity politics neo-marxist outlook on life then fine. Just dont act so self-righteous about it while literally millions of people are fleeing both New York and California because it has been utterly decimated by these policies. This is why one person, however glorious they may be, should not be given the power to write laws on a piece of paper at will. Libertarians are right!
Article from r/Libertarian: For a Free Society