A friend sent the following little missive over to me the morning after China Joe Biden had accused Governors Greg Abbott of Texas and Tate Reeves of Mississippi of “Neanderthal thinking” after they ended their statewide orders on wearing masks and imposing occupancy limits on a wide variety of dining, drinking and service businesses:
“Those of us who descend from Europe are 3 to 5 percent Neanderthal DNA. We should have a special protected status and get reparations in the form of quality cave art. Our ancestors were obliterated. I am tired of discrimination against Neanderthals.”
Great parody of today’s leftwing Perpetual Outrage Mob thinking right there.
But now, China Joe and his toadying Mob are faced with having to shift their talking and screaming points yet again. Late Thursday, Democrat Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont joined Abbott and Reeves in dramatically rolling back his own unconstitutional orders.
From a story at DailyWire:
Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont announced on Thursday that his state would soon be making significant reductions to restrictions that the state implemented in an attempt to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
“Most of the changes will go into effect on March 19, with several more coming down the line over the following two weeks,” the Hartford Courant reported. “The decision comes as President Joe Biden warns states not to move fast on reopening. Lamont said the decision was a result of Connecticut’s dropping COVID-19 metrics.”
A statement from the governor’s office said that while many of the measures are being rolled back, protocols about wearing face coverings, social distancing, and sanitation measures are still being kept in place.
All capacity limits in Connecticut are being eliminated on March 19 for restaurants, retail outlets, libraries, personal services, indoor recreation, gyms, museums, zoos, offices, and places of worship. On March 29, capacity limits on early childhood classes will increase from 16 to 20. On April 2, outdoor amusement parks can open, outdoor venues can increase to a 50% capacity with a maximum 10,000 people, and indoor stadiums can open to 10% capacity.
So, being a Democrat, Lamont naturally wants to preserve his brutish control over his citizens’ daily lives to some extent, but the direction he is moving is abundantly clear: It is in the same direction as Abbott and Reeves.
Thus, being a Neanderthal becomes a rare exercise in bi-partisanship in today’s polarized America. Go figure. Then again, all three governors are obviously of European descent, thus proving my friend’s thesis conclusively. That Neanderthal blood runs thick.
In fact, my buddy’s anecdote was backed up on Thursday by none other than Senator Marco Rubio, as reported by the New York Post:
Sen. Marco Rubio is urging President Biden to seek “training on unconscious bias” after using the term “Neanderthal” to criticize Republican governors who ended COVID-19 mask mandates.
The Florida Republican humorously described the word as a “stereotype” and noted Thursday that many people of Eurasian ancestry descend from the extinct hominid species.
“President Biden’s use of an old stereotype is hurtful to modern Europeans, Asians & Americans who inherit about 2% of their genes from Neanderthal ancestors,” Rubio tweeted.
“He should apologize for his insensitive comments and seek training on unconscious bias.”
Sen. Rubio was joking, sort of, but Biden’s various forms of bigotry are starkly obvious to anyone who has paid attention to his public utterances through the years. Just yesterday, in fact, Biden told a group of NASA engineers that Indian Americans are “taking over the country.” Presumably, Indian Americans will be glad to learn that Biden is no longer accusing them of owning and running all of the 7/11 stores, as he did in a famous incident about 20 years ago.
Of course, Biden and the Mob will continue to scream about masks and the fiction that they have done anything to halt the spread of the viral gift from China. That bit of idiocy is destroyed in this easy-to-understand chart:
For those incapable of reading a simple line chart, what this one shows is that, as Americans got to 93% compliance with mask orders around the country, the number of “cases” of COVID-19 rocketed skywards to unprecedented levels. It’s not necessarily a cause and effect relationship, though: More likely just a case of the masks having zero impact on anything, which many studies all over the globe have found.
To be absolutely clear on this: I think wearing masks should be a personal choice and I don’t care what choice anyone else makes. I have worn a mask everywhere it has been required for 10 months simply because those have been the rules, as unconstitutional as they clearly are, even though I know there is zero data indicating that wearing theses masks protects me or anyone else.
What I object to is someone saying “it’s premature” and “the Governor’s a neanderthal” without backing either statement up with the slightest bit of data or science.
I’m not a huge fan of Governor Abbott’s orders, but in his defense, every step he has taken has been based on real data and the advice from his chosen panel of experts. His approach has been systemic and defensible and utterly consistent. The lunatic level of outrage his latest order has produced is completely uncalled for and utterly unsupported by a shred of data or science.
So, yeah, I’m going to push back on that, and I hope others do as well.
Bottom line, this is my most fervent wish about what should happen related to COVID-19:
That is all.
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