The US is reeling from the economic devastation that extreme and extended lockdowns wrought on the nation. The full extent of the consequences of shutting the US economy down have yet to be fully enumerated.
Despite the fact that the effectiveness of these lockdowns has yet to be proven, presidential hopeful Joe Biden just announced that he would act to shut the nation down again at the drop of a hat.
During his first joint interview with running mate Kamala Harris, Biden told ABC’s David Muir that he’s “prepared” to shut the nation back down as soon as he steps into office.
“If you’re sworn in come January and we have coronavirus and the flu combining — which many scientists have said is a real possibility — would you be prepared to shut this country down again?” Muir asked.
“I would be prepared to do whatever it takes to save lives, because we cannot get the country moving until we control the virus,” Biden replied. “That is the fundamental flaw of this administration’s thinking to begin with. In order to keep the country running and moving and the economy growing and people employed, you have to fix the virus, you have to deal with the virus.”
“I would shut it down,” Biden continued. “I would listen to the scientists.”
Interestingly, Biden — along with many Democrats — seem to have selective hearing when it comes to “listening to the scientists.”
Dr. Fauci, the nation’s most highly-lauded infectious disease expert, said in August that “I think we can get through this without having to revert back to a shutdown” with precautionary measures such as wearing masks and social distancing — measures that have been implemented nearly nationwide.
Democrats also conveniently ignore the growing body of evidence showing that the lockdowns’ unintended consequences could cause more harm than ever imagined. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield warned in July that drug overdoses and suicides have skyrocketed among the nation’s youths as a result of the lockdown — but you won’t see that expert’s warning highlighted by Democrats or the mainstream media.
With Biden’s admission that he’s already on board with another devastating lockdown — during the worst economic crisis the nation has faced since the great depression — he confirms our worst fears: Democrats only care about control, and they’re willing to do whatever it takes to keep Americans in submission.