For the past year, liberals unleashed on the nation an avalanche of ideological nonsense, coupled with brutal pressure to conform. …
Until now. Because the tide is turning. And sometimes the break from the party line comes from surprising places.
Late-night comics are usually reliable parroters of the message of the day. So it says something that last week, Bill Maher launched an impassioned critique of “woke” culture, while this week, Jon Stewart went on Stephen Colbert’s show to say in no uncertain terms that it looks like the Wuhan coronavirus came from . . . the Wuhan lab.
Stewart went further. To Colbert’s horror, he targeted the Wuhan virus’ likely origins in the Wuhan virology lab. Observed Stewart: “I think we owe a great debt of gratitude to science. Science has, in many ways, helped ease the suffering of this pandemic . . . which was more than likely caused by science.”
He noted the coincidence: “‘Oh my God, there’s a novel respiratory coronavirus overtaking Wuhan, China! What do we do?’ ‘Oh, you know who we could ask? The Wuhan Novel Respiratory Coronavirus Lab.’”
And he mocked the Chinese response: “And then they ask those scientists, ‘So wait a minute, you work at the Wuhan Respiratory Coronavirus Lab. How did this happen?’ And they’re like, ‘Hmmm, a pangolin kissed a turtle? . . . Maybe a bat flew into the cloaca of a turkey, and then it sneezed into my chili, and now we all have coronavirus!’”
In case you haven’t seen it:
All of this makes sense, and there have been people trying to point it out for more than a year. But until a few weeks ago, those people were mostly called kooks and silenced by Big Tech oligarchs. But now the truth is leaking out on Colbert’s show, one of the cathedrals of the woke.
Jon Stewart is one of the smarter and more honest lefties. And often genuinely funny. He is signalling to the US left that it is time to change direction on the origins of the Chinese flu. (Trump’s gone, so you can stop pretending.)
Once it’s widely accepted that covid came from a lab leak, the next question is whether the leak was accidental or deliberate. So far two whistleblowers have independently said it was intentional.
UPDATE: Not just any defector…