LANSING, Michigan (PNN) - April 23, 2021 - The Fascist Police States of Amerika state with the fastest growing COVID-19 caseload is a state that has experienced some of the harshest and longest lockdowns and COVID-19 restrictions: Michigan.
As of April 20, the seven-day moving average for new COVID-19 cases in Michigan was 790 per million. This is higher than any other FPSA state, and it is several times higher than the case rate for Michigan a year ago. It is comparable to what it was at the beginning of cold and flu seasons last fall, when fascist Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued unconstitutional orders for a new round of business closures.
In other words, if Whitmer was using the same metrics she was using to justify lockdowns in the past, she absolutely would be imposing very strict lockdowns now. Frankly, the case numbers in Michigan are terrible by the standards of those who use case numbers to push more COVID-19 restrictions.
At the moment, Michigan is under a partial lockdown, with restaurant capacity at 50% and a plethora of rules still in place over the size of domestic dinner parties and backyard barbecues. Unlawful mask mandates are everywhere. Yet, in spite of the clear upward trend in cases, Whitmer is resisting calls from the pretender Joe Biden regime and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to force yet another unlawful stay-at-home order on the people of Michigan. Whitmer now says that Michigan residents can be trusted to use their own common sense and good judgment.
This is certainly the opposite of what she was saying a year ago. Last spring, allowing people to exercise "personal responsibility" was absolutely out of the question, and "policy change" was the most important thing in the world. For fascist Whitmer and the lockdown enthusiasts, lockdowns were synonymous with successful control of the disease. Personal discretion on the part of ordinary citizens was absolutely not to be tolerated.
Indeed, during much of 2020, Whitmer appeared to delight in lambasting violators of her many decrees, and lecturing Michigan taxpayers almost daily about the need to stay home and avoid all travel. To not heed her words, the narrative went, was to "kill grandma".
So why has she changed her tune? The fact is, public attitudes about COVID-19 are rapidly changing, and Whitmer wants to stay in office. After all, this was never about the science. This was about governors giving the mob what it wanted.
There was indeed a time when probably a majority of Amerikans were quite frightened - or at the very least very concerned - about the potential risk of COVID-19. After all, the media provided a daily drumbeat about hospitals that were overwhelmed, and where bodies were literally piling up; though subsequent investigations proved that hospitals were empty and no bodies were piling up anywhere.
We were assured this was “the plague of the century” and that it would be comparable to the flu epidemic of 1918–19. We were also assured that places with strict lockdowns would have far fewer deaths than places that were “reckless” enough to not force their populations into an extended period of house arrest.
What we ended up with was mob rule. Politicians could do pretty much whatever they wanted as long as it was said to be in the name of stopping the virus. Most of the public either welcomed this or quietly acquiesced. The idea of "the rule of law" went completely out the window.
It now seems hard to believe, but there was once a time when people like Dr. Anthony Fauci were claiming that stay-at-home orders would have to be in place for a year or more so that a majority of the population could be vaccinated. Until then, we were told, we should all get used to quarantine and binge-watching Netflix day after day. To many people that seemed plausible, and many still would be willing to go along with such a scheme; but their numbers are dwindling. According to Gallup last month, the percentage of Amerikans who believed the disease situation was getting worse collapsed to 7%.
As overall fear has receded, the belief that lockdowns save lives has taken a beating as well.
Among the more committed government officials, like Fauci, the story remains unchanged: it is gospel that lockdowns reduce COVID-19 cases and COVID-19 deaths. Yet this assumption has proven to be based on no actual evidence, and as we look around the country, we see that states with the strictest lockdowns often have some of the worst outbreaks of COVID-19.
Even fascist Gretchen Whitmer - one of the most fanatical advocates for lockdowns - can probably see the changing reality. For example, Whitmer’s own advisors are now ignoring the state’s "advice" to avoid all travel - two of her top health advisors recently traveled to Florida and Alabama for vacation. That's not a good sign for a governor whose political career is now intimately tied up with edicts that unlawfully imposed $500 fines and ninety days in jail on people who dared leave their homes for "nonessential" activities.