I don’t spend much time with the believers in the COVID orthodoxy (aka Democrats) anymore. It’s not like I try to avoid them but they’ve been cooped up inside, so where can I see them?
This is why I don’t know what their narrative is. I’m very interested in other people’s narratives. How do they explain that 10 months of lockdowns have produced no result? They’ve got to have an explanation that makes sense to them.
Today I had a chance to talk to a passionate Biden supporter and I got a feel for the narrative.
Can you guess what it is?
Yes, it’s the same as always, and it’s heartbreaking.
The explanation is that there are too many people who are
structurally racist imperfect immoral don’t follow the mandates correctly.
“The mandates are great. And everybody I know follows them to a T. But there are so many
racist evil immoral people out there who don’t, and they are forcing the authorities to punish all of us.” That’s the narrative.
The worst part is that it’s an unfalsifiable theory. If the lockdowns don’t work, it’s because people don’t follow the rules. Because if they did, lockdowns would work. So if they don’t…
The greatest sin of the modern Left is its evisceration of the concept of solidarity and the constant pitting of poor disenfranchised schmucks against each other.
P.S. People who want to argue that this is not the Left’s narrative on lockdowns need to provide their own version. How do you explain why the lockdowns don’t work? Study the timeline of lockdowns and COVID numbers in California, for example, and provide an alternative explanation that has currency in the left.