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The establishment’s hysterical response to the emergence of the otherwise “mild” omicron variant of the coronavirus suggests the world is headed into a “whole new pandemic,” according to Fox News host Tucker Carlson.
One, it would appear, of existential global madness.
Tuesday on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” the dissident thinker and network host sarcastically highlighted the absurdity of world leaders and media figures treating this new variant like some sort of existential crisis.
“Experts are calling it the omicron variant, omicron being a Greek term that apparently means history-ending apocalypse. Even in Africa, a part of the world sadly familiar with suffering, omicron is like nothing the authorities have ever seen,” he said sarcastically.
As an example, he pointed to Botswana.
“Yesterday, officials there reported that two people may possibly have died from the omicron variant. Now it’s true that many more people in Botswana died yesterday from malaria, AIDS, diarrhea, drowning car crashes, choking on peanuts, domestic disputes, agricultural accidents and also just because in the end, human beings tend to get old and die,” he said.
“BUT it does not lessen the existential terror of the rest of us feel knowing that omicron exists. No, it certainly doesn’t,” Carlson sarcastically added.
Indeed, to hear both the Biden administration and its allies in the media tell it, the emergence of this variant — one that that the doctor who first identified it has said produces only “mild symptoms” — means mass devastation and gnashing of teeth, in addition to endless booster shots and perhaps even more mail-in ballots.
“[T]he chairman of the Federal Reserve announced yesterday, thanks to Omicron and not at all due to the criminally reckless decisions that he has made personally, our economy is going to be terrible for a long time,” the Fox News host said.
“And we’re definitely going to need a lot of mail-in ballots in the coming mid-term elections for your safety, of course. And vaccines, yes, we’re going to need a lot more vaccines. In addition to the two you probably already had, you’re going to need a third vaccine at least. Pfizer’s orders.”
If not a fourth and fifth.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) November 28, 2021
Meanwhile, CNBC financial guru Jim Cramer is calling for a mandatory vaccine AND booster shot mandate for all Americans, CNN’s Leana Wen is calling for in-door mask mandates and CNN’s Richard Quest is suggesting lockdowns for the unvaccinated.
President Joe Biden has for his part said lockdowns are off the table “for now” because “if people are vaccinated and wear their mask, there’s no need for lockdown.”
Notice how he said “and wear their mask,” meaning he believes even the vaccinated should wear masks. Well, sans him and his wife, of course.
On multiple occasions, both he and first lady Jill Biden have been caught unmasked while everybody else has been masked.
This has given the appearance of them thinking they’re above everybody else.
Here are some examples:
Why does Biden get to ignore mask rules?
Does being President protect from all of these scary “New Variants”?
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 28, 2021
BIDEN, YESTERDAY: “Wear your mask when you’re indoors”
BIDEN, TODAY: pic.twitter.com/9FmXuT4x8P
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) November 30, 2021
On this episode of Joe Biden the Science Guy:
Biden walks outdoors with a mask on, taking it off to cough on reporters and tell them he’s “concerned” about the Omnicron variantpic.twitter.com/l2pVG7xQJY
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 28, 2021
Jill Biden forces little children to mask and social distance at the White House while she does neither.
This is beyond stupid. This is a cruel and sick abuse to children for a Christmas celebration.
Share this to shame these wicked people. pic.twitter.com/fDLpd3ev6S
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 29, 2021
Concluding his segment on omicron hysteria, Carlson once again pointed to Botswana.
“Look what’s happening in Botswana tonight. So we’re going to get more vaccines and ‘lockdowns’ for anyone who resists getting the injection. And we’re not joking this time. Omicron is here. It’s a whole new pandemic,” he said.
His point was that the global establishment has been spouting the same rhetoric — “15 days to slow the spread” — for nearly two years now. And nothing has changed. The rhetoric is the same, as are the proposed “fixes” that haven’t actually worked.
But only a few political leaders recognize this. Among them is Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican who’s made it clear that he stands staunchly opposed to “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.”
“In Florida, we will not let them lock you down. We will not let them take your jobs. We will not let them harm your businesses. We will not let them close your schools,” the governor said during a press conference Monday.
He even spoke out against the travel ban against African nations like Botswana, admitting in the process that he’d been wrong to support former President Donald Trump’s travel bans as well.
“With these travel restrictions, I was probably the first governor in January of 2020 to call for travel restrictions from China, I supported President Trump when he did that. But we have to take a step back and acknowledge that those travel restrictions just didn’t work,” he said.
“The virus had already spread so whatever this variant is, the fact that you identify some in Southern Africa, that does not mean that it’s not in any corner of the globe….I think those restrictions are not going to work.”
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