Democrats will never be truly happy until they have succeeded in sucking the joy out of the lives of all Americans who value tradition and family and thanks to COVID, they have a golden opportunity to do exactly that.
The left’s ongoing war on Christmas has expanded into an all-out attack on Thanksgiving as authoritarian Democrats like Andrew Cuomo, Gavin Newsom, Lori Lightfoot, and others have placed onerous restrictions on family gatherings that until 2020, have always taken place on the cherished enduring holiday.
With lockdowns being reinstated and Americans being told who and how many people that they can invite into their own homes, this Thanksgiving won’t resemble any that have been held in the past, and if the tyrannical left has their way, large family dinners will be verboten going forward.
The latest creepy idea is for families to hold remote gatherings on turkey day and the party’s ideological thought leader is urging Americans to follow her example and eat dinner apart but “together” using the popular video conferencing application Zoom.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s holiday plans are to have her family members all cook the same exact recipe and then break out their iPhones and iPads and chew their food while staring into the device cameras.
According to AOC: “Time to get creative, folks!”
Is there any further proof needed that there is a very dark side to America’s social media addiction?
Ocasio-Cortez’s big holiday plans come after New York’s dictatorial Governor Cuomo announced another wave of COVID restrictions that he deposited like a lump of coal into the Christmas stockings of his subjects whose rights have been crushed this year.
According to Cuomo’s latest decree:
The Governor also announced that indoor and outdoor gatherings at private residences will be limited to no more than 10 people. The limit will be implemented due to the recent prevalence of COVID [Chinese coronavirus] spread resulting from small indoor gatherings including Halloween parties. These gatherings have become a major cause of cluster activity across the state. Further, this public health measure brings New York State in line with neighboring states including Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. This new rule is also effective Friday at 10 p.m.
The CDC has also issued new “guidelines” for Thanksgiving that while not going as far as to call for remote dinners as AOC has, are still restrictive and not something that should be accepted in a free country.
Via The Hill, “CDC issues new guidance for Thanksgiving gatherings”:
In guidance published Monday, the CDC said virtual gatherings or enjoying the holiday with members of your own household are the safest options this year. In-person gatherings with individuals from other households, including college students returning home from campus, are higher-risk options.
The agency highlighted several factors households should consider before hosting an in-person Thanksgiving gathering. Health officials recommended looking at the rate of coronavirus cases in the area, limiting the amount of guests to as few as possible and limiting physical contact as well.
For in-person gatherings, the CDC encouraged outdoor gatherings “as much as possible,” so long as guests practice social distancing and wear masks when not eating.
Democrats and bureaucrats have teamed up to tell Americans what they are allowed to do on Thanksgiving and Christmas is next.
It’s time to give them all the bird.