Forty-five percent of Democrats liked the idea of limiting the spread of the virus “by having federal or state governments require that citizens temporarily live in designated facilities or locations if they refuse to get a COVID-19 vaccine.”
Nearly half of Democrats, 48%, believe that “federal and state governments should be able to fine or imprison individuals who publicly question the efficacy of the existing COVID-19 vaccines on social media, television, radio, or in online or digital publications.” [from NEWSMAX]
If you don’t think we’re in a civil war of some kind, I suppose you’ll just need a little more time to see this all play out.
I believe the number is higher than 59 percent, and that some would favor even harsher measures. It’s not about vaccines. It’s about compelling people to obey a totalitarian regime, which the overwhelming majority of “Democrats” want.
A number of people wrote on my social media threads that the number simply CAN’T be this high, even among Democrats. They cite Biden’s unpopularity (33 percent, and sinking) as evidence.
Biden may be unpopular — he surely is — but this doesn’t mean that most Democrats still don’t want totalitarian statism. If they’re turning on Biden, it’s only because he’s not delivering. It’s really important to understand that most of your Democrat-Communist friends, associates, neighbors and relatives really don’t care what happens to you; not if you disagree with them on anything.
It’s probably not inaccurate to claim that most Democrats would have you rounded up and put into some kind of detention context — certainly if you’re not vaccinated, and probably for other crimes against the state, as well. Notice one finding of this poll: A majority of Democrats want you fined or imprisoned merely for CRITICIZING or questioning government COVID policies on social media or elsewhere online. If you think Biden’s ineptitude changes these monstrous attitudes, then you’re frankly living in a fool’s paradise. The question is not whether most Democrats and leftists WANT you punished for what they view as your behavioral AND thought crimes. Their unequivocal support for having people fired from their jobs for opting not to have the thus-far ineffective, experimental COVID vaccine is proof enough of that assertion. The only question is how much of it they’re going to get. They may abandon Biden, but then they’ll search for a REAL dictator to do the job.
If you doubt me, then just watch to see what happens with the supposed upcoming elections. Especially as frightened statists pull out ALL the stops to cling to power.
Michael J. Hurd, Daily Dose of Reason