The COVID-19 pandemic, which apparently isn’t going to finish, has now entered a brand new section because the virus produces one more pressure, designated omicron, and it has prompted Joe Biden to decide for which his predecessor, Donald Trump, was branded a racist – by Biden himself, amongst many others. This new pressure, in accordance to the World Health Organization (WHO), is a “variant of concern,” prompting Biden to endure a match of xenophobia and ban journey to the United States from eight African nations. Will politicians by no means be taught that, on this digital age, they can not forestall their phrases from coming again to hang-out them?
In February of 2020, Biden – or whoever writes tweets for him – accused then-President Donald Trump of imposing an “African Ban.” He claimed Trump’s choice to droop journey to the U.S. from sure African nations was designed to “make it harder for black and brown people to immigrate to the United States.” The presidential hopeful referred to as it “a disgrace.” In a later tweet, he acknowledged banning journey from any a part of the world wouldn’t cease the virus. If he was proper about this, then one can solely assume Mr. Biden’s purpose now could be to forestall black and brown folks from immigrating to America.
Who’s the Racist Now?
Trump’s choice, again in early 2020, to droop journey into the U.S. from varied nations was panned by Democrats and the institution media as xenophobic and racist. Presumably, these identical persons are presently attempting to resolve whether or not to faux they by no means made such allegations or concoct an evidence of why Biden’s journey ban is fully totally different.
But what of this new restriction? Does it actually signify that Mr. Biden is a racist? Surely if one is to apply the left’s personal requirements – those used to decide Trump – to the present occupant of the White House then, sure, banning entry to the U.S. from African nations proves that Biden is a racist and a xenophobe. That’s nonsense, after all, nevertheless it’s a enjoyable sport to play – and since Democrats and left-wing journalists invented this sport, they need to be pressured to play it.
In actuality, Biden’s choice, like Trump’s, was the best one to make however, in all probability, will probably be finally futile. Tens of hundreds of unlawful immigrants – whose well being standing is fully unknown – are crossing the southern border at will and being transported by the Biden administration all around the nation. In gentle of that state of affairs, banning just a few hundred flights from Africa isn’t actually going to make any distinction in any respect.
In the third installment of the long-lasting Godfather film franchise, Michael Corleone, performed by Al Pacino, famously laments, “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.” This might be how most rational Americans are feeling proper about now within the wake of renewed hysteria over this new COVID-19 pressure, initially recognized in southern Africa however now detected in a handful of nations past the continent.
Thus, a renewed enthusiasm for restrictions on motion and mask-wearing and vaccine mandates – and we’re going to want new vaccines – is probably going to take maintain in sure components of the nation. New York Governor Kathy Hochul has already issued a state of emergency order that enables the New York Department of Health to restrict entry to non-essential and non-urgent hospital procedures. This is sort of odd, contemplating Democrats typically declare that equal entry to healthcare is a primary human proper.
No doubt, lots of people are presently questioning no matter occurred to “15 days to slow the spread.” Have we entered the age of everlasting pandemic? Perhaps when the WHO has run via all of the letters within the Greek alphabet issues would possibly return to regular. This humble scribe would advise you not to put a wager on that, although.
~ Read extra from Graham J. Noble.