When people were losing their source of income to support their families from the lockdown, either by losing their employment or by losing their own business, they began to protest the lockdown.
Almost instantly, and in unison, the mainstream media began hysterically reporting that these lockdown protestors were violating social distancing rules and putting us all at risk of contracting COVID-19. They told us the protestors were going to become spreaders and super spreaders. We were, essentially, all going to die because of these protestors.
Footage of nurses, arms crossed, blocking the vehicles of the protestors were shown everywhere across mainstream and social medias. These nurses were heroes, we were told. The mainstream media breathlessly said that they should be celebrated for taking a stand against these horrendously irresponsible people who want the lockdown lifted for their own selfish reasons (as if wanting to provide for your family is selfish).
Naturally, all left-wing media associated right-wing labels with these lockdown protestors. To all left-wing publications these lockdown protestors were supposedly Trump supporters who favored economic stability over the health of our loved ones. As is usually the case with the mainstream media, it politicized the lockdown protests.
Then George Floyd happened.
In the blink of an eye, major massive protests were organized and unleashed across the United States. Almost overnight, hysterical fear mongering over COVID-19 seemed to completely stop. Suddenly, social distancing violations weren’t being screamed from the headlines.
Tens of thousands of protestors, some in masks and some not, were walking down the streets in major cities packed together like a can of sardines. These protests had the media fawning and gushing over every sign and banner.
This was the good protest, we were told. This was justice in action. This was change, and this is what change looked like, they said.
But what happened to COVID-19? What happened to social distancing? What happened to the safety of our loved ones? What happened to the nurses taking a stand against irresponsible protestors violating social distancing during a pandemic? Aren’t we all going to die if we stand next to each other?
Why weren’t the nurses out there, standing before the crowds, heroically blocking their progress? Don’t they care about us? Don’t they care about the pandemic? Don’t they care about saving the sick and elderly?
Apparently not, at least not when it comes to furthering the agenda of division and stoking racial unrest in the United States with the hope of launching a race war. That is, after all, what all of this is all about.
You see, the Black Lives Matter protests further the agenda whereas the lockdown protests did not.
One of the more amusing photographs to emerge from the Black Lives Matter protests was of a group of nurses who emerged from a hospital in New York to collectively come out and clap in support of the protest going on.
Nearly every single nurse coming out clapped or took a knee (or did both) while rubbing up against their colleagues. There was no social distancing, and they were exposing their protective gear and/or scrubs to germs and diseases that could potentially cause severe disruption to the care they are giving to the sick and dying.
Of course, it is hard to care for the sick and dying if you and your colleagues are out there participating in, or lending your support to, a protest.
I should remind you that New York carried the focus of this outbreak almost daily as it was reported to be ground zero for the COVID-19 outbreak happening in the United States. Governor Cuomo was featured on every mainstream media outlet, exhausting us with information on the infection rate, the stacks of bodies piling up on sidewalks, and people dropping dead in the streets from the sneeze of a person not wearing a face mask.
Recall that we were told that New York had to lockdown (and others had to follow suit) because, just by being in the general vicinity of someone, you could spread the virus.
Now, none of that matters. Now, it is ok to violate social distancing. Why? Because this is supposedly the “good” protest.
COVID-19, they would have you believe, can only be spread by those protesting the lockdown. The Black Lives Matter protests, however, are somehow immune to the spread of the virus.