Hey, when he’s right, he’s right.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador suggested Wednesday that politicians who impose lockdowns or curfews to limit COVID-19 are acting like dictators.
The comments came as López Obrador once again fended off questions about why he almost never wears a face mask, saying it was a question of liberty.
The Mexican leader said pandemic measures that limit people’s movements are “fashionable among authorities … who want to show they are heavy handed, dictatorship.”
“A lot of them are letting their authoritarian instincts show,” he said, adding “the fundamental thing is to guarantee liberty.”
Oh wow, I just got chills over here. AMLO is generally regarded as a bit of a left-wing authoritarian his own self. But, as I said: when the guy’s right, he’s right. And here, at least, he sounds way more genuinely American than all too many Americans In Name Only (AINOs?) I could name.
Some local governments in Mexico have tried to use police to enforce limits on masks or movement, which resulted in scandals of abusive behavior by police. López Obrador argues such measures should be voluntary.
“Everyone is free. Whoever wants to wear a face mask and feel safer is welcome to do so,” López Obrador said.
Bingo. And if you’re still quaking in terror over the prospect of contracting a case of the Red Death, stay the fuck home then.
But one area in which Mexico has joined with the rest of the world is in the rush to acquire vaccines. López Obrador urged the country’s medical safety commission, known as Cofepris, to hurry up and approve the vaccine developed by American drugmaker Pfizer and Germany’s BioNTech, which has already been given the go-ahead by regulators in the U.K.
And on Wednesday, Mexico’s Health Department signed a contract for 34.4 million doses of that vaccine, and said it hoped to receive 250,000 doses in December. Each person requires two doses.
Mexico has seen almost 107,000 test-confirmed deaths so far, the fourth-highest toll in the world, but Mexico does relatively little testing and officials estimate the real death toll is closer to 150,000.
OOOOOO, SCARY!!! Right?
The current population of Mexico is 129,558,105 as of Friday, December 18, 2020, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
Mexico 2020 population is estimated at 128,932,753 people at mid year according to UN data.
Oh. Um, never mind. I have two problems here, just as I have all along.
That’s just one of many, many examples of how grotesquely the Shanghai Sniffles “death toll” has been artificially inflated—the numbers juiced purely for political rather than public-health purposes, as cover for the biggest power-grab in the history of ever.
Which, in turn, bolsters the notion behind those two problems I mentioned. To wit: if this shamdemic was really the planet-depopulator it’s been sold as, then A) TPTB wouldn’t have to lie about it as they have been right from the very beginning; B) the very same “leaders” who have so gleefully destroyed entire local and regional economies via lockdowns that they haven’t the legal authority to mandate wouldn’t be out dining in restaurants, attending parties, and such-like themselves, as they’re constantly getting caught doing. They’d be securely bunkered down in the governor’s mansion or someplace instead, quaking in terror of possibly contracting the Red Death.
Y’know, like YOU’RE supposed to be.
To borrow Glenn’s famous phrase about Climate Change (formerly Global Warming, formerly Global Cooling, formerly “the weather”): I’ll believe it’s a crisis when the people claiming it’s a crisis start acting like it’s a crisis. Until then? Fuck off and die, the whole flea-bitten lot of ya.