Question Everything and Everyone

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a hundred times, but it still bears repeating: question everything. 

Do not take anything at face value, ever. Ask questions: is what I’m hearing the truth? Is it factual? What are the motives of anyone involved in recounting a supposed news story? Does that person have an agenda that might or might not have anything to do with the truth? Does any of this actually make sense? Ask questions until you come to the truth of the matter.  

The entire coronavirus pandemic is one such case. Recently, Dr. Anthony “Flippity Flop” Fauci lectured us all on how another lockdown might be necessary because of the COVID-19 case rates. Joe Biden has talked about a national mask mandate. Governor Ralph “Blackface” Northam lectured Virginians that churches didn’t need to assemble to worship because of the ’Rona and that we don’t have to go to church to pray (though maybe it’s our right to peacefully assemble and worship God as we so chose, you little anti-religious freedom fascist).

But ask yourself: Why? Why are they saying such things and pushing such policies? 

We’ve seen our economy go through the grinder. More than 100,000 small businesses (so far) have ceased to exist, large corporations have become even more powerful, civil liberties are trampled, but why? For what? For a virus that according to the CDC’s numbers shows a survivability rate of 99.875 to 99.5 percent for those ages zero to 70. For a virus that we know 94 percent of the deaths happened because of serious comorbidities.

Add to that the likes of Governors Andrew Cuomo (New York), Gretchen Whitmer (Michigan), Gavin Newsom (California) and Tom Wolf (Pennsylvania) who put forward policies that placed COVID-19 positive seniors back in with the most vulnerable among us, non-positive nursing home residents. Thousands of seniors were recklessly infected and died because of these terrible policies. Imagine for a moment if those policies hadn’t been implemented: more than 40 percent of COVID-19 deaths took place in assisted living or nursing home facilities. 

But instead of questioning that, the media obediently have covered up and denied these governors’ disastrous policies and their unconscionable consequences. While House Republicans have demanded a federal investigation, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and her lemmings are silent in their complicity. And where is the media? Praising these criminally negligent governors and rewriting history.  

So if our response to COVID really is all about the numbers and the science, those pushing lockdowns and everything else are, in truth, anti-science hypocrites. They refuse to acknowledge the damage to lives and livelihoods their lockdowns have caused, even as they refuse to follow their own arbitrary edicts: it was 15 days to flatten the curve. Now apparently it’s become 15 months to flatten the country all while they are comfortable in the knowledge that they’ll be making a paycheck.

But in the midst of all of this hypocrisy, forget the numbers and science for a moment: their actions show they don’t even believe coronavirus is that serious. If you really thought it was the Black Death, you wouldn’t be eating at the French Laundry with nearly a dozen of your closest lobbyist friends.

Yet that doesn’t prevent them from arbitrarily crushing other people’s freedoms. Just the other week in Quebec, Canada the police arrested two people and fined six for having seven people in the house. If you don’t think what happened in Canada could happen here, you’re dangerously naive. Lest you poor peasants forget, our political elites adhere to a different set of rules than the ones the rest of us are mandated to follow. 

Now go beyond the numbers and the science to the simple fact that “the rules” make no sense. Why are we supposed to stand six feet apart checking into an airport, yet sit six inches apart from each other on the airplane? Why are you allowed to crowd into a Costco, but you can’t go eat at a family owned restaurant? 

This is irrational. The numbers and science tell one story, but that doesn’t stop the Left from using the crisis as an opportunity for control. And control is what this is all about. 

This is madness. We’re destroying future generations’ lives and livelihoods, our economy, and countless small businesses—for what? The Thing That Lurks in the Shadows boogeyman? We’re giving up our freedoms like they mean nothing in return for safety from what? A virus with an average age of death—78-years-old—that is the exact equivalent of the average age of death in America?

What a sad commentary on the American character. At what point do Americans rise up and say enough? What troubles me is that the American people have capitulated so much over the past few decades and have blindly accepted what the “experts” tell us to such an extent that I’m not sure how many will say enough is enough.

The only way we can actually get back to normal is if we all start questioning. Question these peoples’ goals, their backgrounds, their motives. Don’t be content to live your life in ignorance and follow your political shepherds like good sheep. You shouldn’t. They don’t have your best interests at heart. They never have and it’s foolish to think that they ever will.

About Ned Ryun

Ned Ryun is a former presidential writer for George W. Bush and the founder and CEO of American Majority. You can find him on Twitter @nedryun.

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