NYC council health chief says 'blame racism' if coronavirus cases spike after George Floyd protests
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The head of the New York City Council’s health committee may have come up with the lamest reason so far to continue spreading irrational fear of COVID-19 while simultaneously perpetuating the lie that America is the most bigoted country on the planet.
Most readers are likely aware that protests (and rioting) over the death over George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis are ongoing days after the incident and after Floyd was laid to rest earlier this week.
One phenomenon several people have pointed out is that the protests and demonstrations are taking place without any regard for coronavirus distancing guidelines. This is true even in Michigan, where the fascist Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has extended her original stay-at-home order five times, the most recent order set to expire June 12 if she doesn’t extend it again.
The same is also true in New York City, where another fascistic, power-drunk Democrat, Mayor Bill de Blasio recently sent police to break up a Jewish funeral because ‘social distancing rules’ were not being followed, but were, suddenly, a virtue-signaling appearance at a Floyd memorial service is okay.
In any event, what’s incredible about these incidents is the take on them from New York City council member Mark Levine, chief of the council’s health panel.
“Let’s be clear about something: if there is a spike in coronavirus cases in the next two weeks, don’t blame the protesters. Blame racism,” he actually wrote on Twitter, National Review notes. “And let’s remember that the police are increasing COVID risk by: using tear gas; herding demonstrators into tight spaces; putting people in crowded jails.”
Right. Enforcing the law is now spreading disease. Oh, and racism.
Meanwhile, another of New York’s alleged ‘leaders,’ Gov. Andrew Cuomo, pointed out the hypocrisy of locking down businesses and closing beaches over COVID-19 but ignoring all that to throw red meat to far-Left demonstrators at an event honoring Floyd.
“We just spent 93 days limiting behavior, closing down, no school, no business, thousands of small businesses destroyed,” New York governor Andrew Cuomo said on Monday as protests swept through New York City. “And now? Mass gatherings, with thousands of people, in close proximity?…What sense does this make?”
None, actually, unless you’re de Blasio. Or a massive hypocrite.
“When you see . . . an entire nation, simultaneously grappling with an extraordinary crisis seated in 400 years of American racism, I’m sorry, that is not the same question as the understandably aggrieved store owner or the devout religious person who wants to go back to services,” de Blasio said at a press conference. “We’re not going to treat it like, ‘Why are people outside [at] the bars,’ and not notice that all of America is grappling simultaneously with a horrible crisis….Sorry guys, there’s a world outside New York City.”
Translated loosely, this means the First Amendment only applies sometimes, when he says so, but never when it’s about advancing a false narrative and a political agenda, and then, only when it’s done for maximum effect.
It’s hard to feel sorry for a majority of New Yorkers. They keep voting these clowns into office.
That said, what happened to Floyd clearly seems like an injustice, but no more than, say, blacks killing each other daily in genocidal fashion in the inner cities in places like St. Louis and Chicago.
Which white liberal hypocrites like de Blasio and black Leftists say nothing about.