Lessons we learned from 2021
Last year was pretty much a dumpster fire, and I’m happy to see it go away. God only knows what 2022 has in store for us, but the past year has provided invaluable lessons that we can – and must – use to wrest control of America from those who would destroy it.
# 1: On many important issues, the media deliberately lies or spreads inexcusable false information.
President Donald Trump did not “come to terms” with Russia. COVID did not emerge in a wet market. COVID injections do not stop anyone from catching or spreading the virus. Ivermectin is not just veterinary medicine.
The border is not secure. The higher prices are not the result of companies âabusingâ customers. Kyle Rittenhouse didn’t shoot three black men.
We did not evacuate all Americans to Afghanistan before the disastrous military withdrawal.
The January 6 crowds on Capitol Hill last year were not part of an “insurgency.” The election of the governor of Virginia was not a question of white supremacy. Parents attending school board meetings are not âdomestic terroristsâ. President Joe Biden is not in excellent health. (How many presidents speak regularly from a fake Oval Office?)
The national media are either professionally misleading or completely incompetent, or both. We cannot trust them.
# 2: Large-scale mandates like those proposed by the Biden administration are unconstitutional.
The federal government does not have the right to force people to inject experimental chemicals and genetic “therapies” into their bodies. The âscienceâ (if by that we mean precise information) on the effectiveness and risks of these injections is fuzzy, incomplete and evolving. It is medically, scientifically and ethically untenable to insist on a single treatment for 330 million very different people.
Even some of the strongest advocates of COVID injections are starting to recognize that it is foolish and dangerous to keep insisting on more injections every time the virus mutates.
# 3: Government propaganda turns ordinary people into petty tyrants.
The government-sponsored COVID hysteria (not to mention inconsistent news), aided and abetted by broadcast, print and social media, has created a perpetual sense of panic in part of the population. In addition to lockdowns, business closures, travel bans, mask warrants and vaccine passports, we have to endure those who behave horribly towards anyone who doesn’t wear a mask or get vaccinated.
Recently, former Playboy actress and model Patricia Cornwall was pulled off a Delta flight after cursing, slapping and spat on an 80-year-old man who was unmasked while eating. (This incident, like countless others, was filmed and posted on social media.) Former Planned Parenthood president Dr. Leana Wen said unvaccinated people should be confined to their homes.
CNN presenter Anderson Cooper spoke with Microsoft founder Bill Gates about the possibility of depriving them of their Social Security payments. It is not uncommon to see furious statements on social media, insisting that those who choose not to receive COVID vaccines should be incarcerated or even executed.
If you want to know how to make a nation full of Nazis, there’s Exhibit A.
N Â° 4: It’s time for a transgender category for sports competitions.
Lia Thomas, the biological man who swam for the University of Pennsylvania men’s team, has made the transition and is now swimming on the women’s team. Lia Thomas broke records, sparking outrage from some defenders of women’s sport.
USA Swimming manager Cynthia Millen resigned in protest. Ms Millen said: âMen are different from women, male swimmers are different from women and they will always be faster than women. Boys will always have greater lung capacity, bigger hearts, greater circulation, bigger skeletons and less fatâ¦ no matter how much anti-testosterone drugs (Thomas) are taken, he will still be a biological male and will have the advantage.
To deny the physical benefits of biological men in sport is absurd. (Further evidence of this is the almost complete absence of a competitive female-to-male gender transition in men’s sports.) Here again, real scientific truth is sacrificed on the altar of “progressive” narrative.
If some men want to make the transition and identify as “women,” give them their own sport category and let them compete in it. If there aren’t many, so what? It will be that much easier to set records. But allowing them to steal opportunities from biological women is a mistake.
# 5: Teachers should stick to teaching.
According to recent reports published in Education Week and Business Insider, American students are seriously behind their counterparts in other industrialized countries. U.S. high school math scores now sit in the bottom half of 71 countries surveyed and 24th in science. Millennials in the U.S. workforce rank last in math and problem solving, compared to those in other developed countries.
Not all faults can be put at the feet of schools; many of our problems start at home. But it is inexcusable that, in the face of these statistics, we have districts, schools and teachers who waste student time and taxpayer dollars by preaching “systemic racism” and “white privilege”, encouraging promiscuity. sexual and gender confusion, promoting pornography, denying or making excuses. for assault and eliminate advanced classes for students who need it.
N Â° 6: The well-being of children is a winning issue because it transcends politics.
All parents want their children to be healthy. No one wants pornography in schools. They want privacy and security in bathrooms, locker rooms and classrooms. They want opportunities for advanced academics and extra support when the kids need it. These concerns are not confined to Republicans, Conservatives, whites or the wealthy. As seen in Virginia, Democrats are being gutted on these issues, and rightly so, because accusing parents of being racist or too ignorant to know what is best for their children is callous, patently false and stupid. but Democrats continue to do so. Fine. That they lose.
# 7: When Americans speak out and unite, we win.
Whether it’s in school board or city council meetings, in our businesses, on the streets, in courtrooms or in polling stations, when Americans take offense and tell those in power what we defend and will not defend, we win.
For too long, those who control government, our schools and our media have counted and exploited a confident and uninformed population. Things have changed. Millions have had their eyes open. The elites don’t like it – and that says a lot.
Good riddance until 2021. Here is a country filled with proactive patriots in 2022.
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