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“Will It Go Round In Circles”

That’s the title of a song from the 70s by Billy Preston. As a DJ, I played it but really didn’t understand it.

I’m pretty sure I get it now.

Have you stopped to try to objectively analyze what our nation has been through since early 2020? No, we’ve had no wars, no armed international conflicts, no drought, no armed invasions: other than those which are manmade and thrust upon the nation for political purposes.

Sure, we’ve had some horrific storms: hurricanes, volcanoes, mudslides, and fires. Each was horrible and unthinkable. Those come from “Nature,” and were not man’s creations — despite what Al Gore says.

Before you question me about the obvious, COVID-19, consider this: COVID-19 was and is a disaster. But in large part, COVID-19’s pandemic was NOT natural: it was manipulated into existence and perpetrated by men — and primarily for political purposes.

No doubt, hundreds of thousands of Americans have died from infection by COVID-19. Now, in retrospect, we daily hear the questions rising in number and volume: “Have we acted in our response to COVID-19 with wisdom garnered from facts?”

Even finding an answer to that is more than speculation becomes more and more impossible every day. Facts that we witness firsthand do not seem to align with the narrative of the medical “experts” who pontificate about their knowledge and Godly intentions while ushering more and more of us into hospital intensive care units and funeral homes.

What’s REALLY going on?

To begin this week, let’s listen to one of, if not the first totally objective analyses, void of political narrative, of what has really happened during the “Era of COVID-19.” Victor Davis Hanson is my favorite — and most objective — go-to source for impartial, intellectual facts about many of the issues Americans are facing today:

 

“From the moment COVID-19 appeared, the pandemic became inseparable from political frenzy was inevitable since the SARS-CoV-2 virus may have escaped from a level-4 security virology lab in Wuhan, China.

The rapid-fire spread soon threatened to indict the Chinese communist government for nearly destroying the world economy and killing millions.

Western elites, in response, feared that their own lucrative investments in China would be jeopardized by such disclosures—and so acted accordingly in defending Beijing.

Nonetheless, one scenario that remains intriguing is that the escaped virus was birthed by gain-of-function research scientists, overseen by elements of the Chinese communist military. Worse, the lab was given subsidies by U.S. health authorities, routed through third parties. Hiding all of that damaging information warped government policy and media coverage.

Belatedly, a panicked China shut down all domestic travel in and out of Wuhan—but not flights abroad to Western Europe and the United States.

The rest is history.

From the outset, the World Health Organization simply spread false talking points about the outbreak from the Chinese government, delaying a robust global response.

Former President Donald Trump’s political opponents initially told Americans to shop and travel as usual—only to pivot as cases mounted and they blamed the president.

The U.S. 2020 ban on travel from China was met with charges of racism and xenophobia from presidential candidates. Ironically, many were simply channeling racist and xenophobic China’s propaganda.

Many doctors kept hammering the need for therapeutics, including taboo off-label use of cheap generic drugs. The use of hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin was widely ridiculed, despite continuing studies from abroad attesting to their usefulness.

Trump’s Operation Warp Speed project to develop vaccinations was also pilloried. Candidates Kamala Harris and Joe Biden did their best to talk down the safety of the impending inoculations. But once in power, they projected their own prior harmful rhetoric onto so-called “anti-vaxxers.”

Then they claimed credit for the initial success of the Trump vaccinations.

The Pfizer corporation had promised a major pre-election announcement about its likely rollout of a vaccine in October, just days before the 2020 election.

Then, mysteriously, Pfizer claimed the vaccine, in fact, would not be ready before November 3. A few days after the election of Joe Biden, the company reversed course and announced the vaccinations would soon be available.

Then-New York Governor Andrew Cuomo obstructed most all federal help with Trump’s fingerprints on it. That way Cuomo became a media, Emmy-winning darling—before resigning in disgrace.

Cuomo’s policies of steering infected patients into long-term-care facilities doomed over 10,000 of the elderly. New York is now illegally using race to grant preferences in the allotments of tests and new drugs.

The rhetoric of the media-progressive nexus that mandatory, massive lockdowns were necessary all but destroyed a booming Trump economy and denied critical medical care to millions. Emphasizing therapeutics, natural herd immunity, and the resilience of the youth to the disease were all pronounced “anti-science” by the demagogues on the Left.

Various celebrities and politicos—such as California Governor Gavin Newsom and failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton—boasted the pandemic lockdown offered the perfect crisis that must not go to waste politically. Actress Jane Fonda even crowed that COVID-19 was a “gift from God to the Left” in helping to end Donald Trump.

In the waning days of the 2020 campaign, Biden went so far as to blame Trump personally for all the deaths from the virus.

Once the vaccinations had seemed to work in early 2021, an upbeat Joe Biden boasted that he would end the virus by summer 2021, by following “the science.” He went so far as to claim that no one had been vaccinated prior to his inauguration even though 17 million, including Biden himself, had been.

Then Nemesis answered such hubris.

The unforeseen delta and omicron variants hit. A new phrase, “breakthrough case,” revealed that the vaccinations often could only prevent serious illness, but not infection or infectiousness.

Suddenly the best and brightest people with three shots, who had blasted the red-state rubes as the ignorant un-vaxxed—got sick. More have now died from the virus on Biden’s than on Trump’s watch.

A warped economy amid renewed COVID-19 outbreaks helped to further destroy Biden’s waning popularity.

In reaction, the Left now calls for realism, emphasis on treatments, and acknowledgment of the value of natural immunities. It is even newly curious about the origins of the virus, and the need to ‘get back to normal.’

We are suddenly told that thousands had died “with” rather than “because” of COVID—the exact opposite of what we heard in the Trump era.

A skeptic might suggest terror over the impending midterms finally made the Left face reality.

Politicizing the pandemic is a euphemism. In truth, thousands of Americans have died needlessly because of weaponized disinformation about China’s culpability, vaccines, useful drugs, lockdowns, racial preferences, and long-care facilities.”

Summary

Victor hit the nail on the head!

I’m tired of second-guessing myself, let alone the “experts” who stand before us daily to remind us how stupid we are while “telling” — not “showing” — us how enlightened and educated on all things COVID they are. All this continues to happen while Americans are dying: from COVID-19 but also because of adverse reactions to these life-saving vaccines!

I’m looking for the answer. And the answer SHOULD come from the Oval Office.

No, it’s not realistic to expect this or any president to have all the answers. But the defining attribute of good leadership at any level is for the “expert” to recognize they do not have all the answers: the answers that are desperately needed for whatever dilemma is being faced. A good leader finds the REAL experts on each dilemma, brings them into the conversation, listens to their solutions, and then implements those solutions.

I haven’t seen that process play out in even one area of our lives in the last year.

But we did see that lived daily during the previous four years.

Say what you will, Donald Trump brought business ethics and operations to the Oval Office. He certainly wasn’t a “good” politician based on the age-old definition of that word. But he got things done.

That’s not happening under this president.

Meanwhile, Americans are dying, and dying needlessly.

 

Victor Davis Hanson is a conservative commentator, classicist, and military historian. He is a professor of classics emeritus at California State University, a senior fellow in classics and military history at Stanford University, a fellow of Hillsdale College, and a distinguished fellow of the Center for American Greatness. Hanson has written 16 books, including “The Western Way of War,” “Fields Without Dreams,” and “The Case for Trump.”

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