Biden: Unvaccinated Americans are the root of the country’s problems

Biden: Unvaccinated Americans are the root of the country’s problems. By Tucker Carlson.

According to Joe Biden, unvaccinated Americans are the root of this country’s problems. They’re destroying our economy. They are killing our people. …

They have caused this deadly virus to “spread to our children, to spread throughout society.” … They “overcrowd our hospitals” … they “overrun our emergency rooms and intensive care units.” … These miscreants “leave no room for someone with a heart attack or in need of a cancer operation.” …

The question is: once you’ve identified a diseased fifth column like this within the country that you run, What do you do with them? Biden got to that toward the end of his speech.

JOE BIDEN: These requirements work, and as the Business Roundtable, others told me when I announced the first requirement that encourage businesses to feel they could come in and demand the same thing of their employees. More people are getting vaccinated, more lives are being saved. Let’s be clear: when you see headlines and reports of mass firings and hundreds of people losing their jobs, look at the bigger story. … Over the past week we’ve seen American, Southwest, Alaska, JetBlue Airlines all announce requirements.

Yeah, there have been mass firings, the president said. …

No American president has ever made a statement like that, cheering the firing of law-abiding Americans in the multitudes. But Joe Biden did. He didn’t even pause. He says things like that regularly. Now that’s fine if you’re on Joe Biden’s side, apparently. …

Consider the argument they’re hearing from Joe Biden: You must get the shot for the sake of people who’ve already gotten the shot because the shots don’t work well enough to protect the people who’ve already gotten them.

That’s what Joe Biden and the entire American health establishment is telling them. So imagine making that argument to an airline pilot, someone whose entire job is based on logic. It is utterly bewildering to them, because it doesn’t make sense. It’s just too unreasonable.

“I’ve flown military jets in three different war zones,” one pilot told us this weekend. “I have never lost sleep like this. The stress is beyond belief. It’s dangerous.” People are melting.

So this weekend in protest, a large number of Southwest pilots called out sick and they effectively shut down their airline. And many of them, you should know, admire the company they work for. They love Southwest Airlines, but they felt they had no choice but to do this. Nobody was standing up for them, not the United States Congress, which, by the way, has exempted itself from vaccine mandates, not even their labor union, which exists and is paid to defend them. But they’re not.

So in desperation, the pilots committed the most basic act of nonviolent civil disobedience, something we used to celebrate in this country. They stayed home.

But the media had no interest in telling that story. In fact, some on the corporate left suggested the Southwest pilots had somehow committed what is known as an illegal job action. Illegally not showing up for work, as if politicians have a right to force Americans to labor against their will.

Now, some of us had assumed that was a condition we would recognize as the textbook definition of slavery. But no, it’s illegal not to work, they told us. And then at least one outlet describe what the pilots had done as “domestic terrorism.” Get to work immediately wage earner or you’re al Qaeda.

The ruling class versus the country class, the Eloi versus the Morlocks. It’s becoming so much more obvious all of a sudden, as if some threshold has been crossed.

hat-tip Stephen Neil