Liberate America by Turning the Political Pain up to 11

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
By Paul Martin

By Matthew Vadum
April 15, 2020

The late Sage of Baltimore, H. L. Mencken, once wrote, “Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.”

Polling suggests that America’s governors and mayors have done the terrified, beaten-down people’s bidding after saturation media coverage of panic-inducing epidemiological modeling made Americans strangely docile.

If a poll released by Zogby Analytics on April 10 is to be believed, a supermajority of likely voters are fine with the lockdowns — and perhaps the harsh un-American tactics — used by states and localities to secure compliance with their emergency fiats aimed at the Chinese novel coronavirus that causes the occasionally deadly disease COVID-19.

According to the polling firm, social distancing policies enjoy bipartisan support, while 84 percent of “likely voters at least somewhat support federal, state and local governments telling Americans that they can’t go to work to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.” The older you are, the more likely you are to support the lockdowns. Only 889 likely voters were polled.

Even if we assume the poll results reflect reality, they are almost three weeks old; the survey ran from March 24 through 26.

Death forecasts since then have been drastically revised downward and the public mood seems a little less bleak.

Peak Fear is probably behind us.

Three weeks ago, re-opening the country was barely on the radar as the nation attempted a partial trial run of the Green New Deal and do-gooder snitches started turning America into East Germany. Back then Americans, shocked and awed into becoming couch potatoes, were still struggling to figure out how to wear face masks to the grocery store, if only they could find them.

Most of us hadn’t figured out yet that the method of counting COVID-19 deaths adopted during this pandemic had been corrupted by politics, designed to maximize the COVID-19 body count. Nor did many know about the relative arbitrariness of the death certification process itself that predates the virus by many years.

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