It’s not misinformation; it’s mistrust. COVID is thriving in America because Americans don’t trust leadership from the White House, the Congress, the medical elite, and the mainstream media. And why should we? Generally speaking, the bureaucratic leadership of this nation has lied, flip-flopped, schemed, and failed to act to the point of having lost credibility with their people. Today, everything that comes down from the government, health organizations, and mainstream media is instantly rejected by most of the country. If you are wondering why people are not getting vaccinated, not wearing masks, and not avoiding large gatherings, look no further than our government and medical leaders as well as mainstream media who have proven themselves untrustworthy.
Following four years of false accusation of Russian collusion, a baseless impeachment, and Democratic intransigence, President Biden caved to the extreme left with over 60 executive orders in a matter of days. This was after a campaign centered on national unity and being bipartisan. He immediately opened our southern border, then declared it wasn’t open when illegal immigration became an out-of-control crisis and a portal for narcotics, human trafficking, and COVID. Biden has said he was arrested in South Africa, had a full law school scholarship and graduated with three degrees, his helicopter was forced down by Afghan extremists, he was a coal miner, he knew nothing about Hunter’s business dealings, he used to drive an 18-wheeler, and new voter integrity laws are “Jim Crow” voter suppression efforts–all lies. After four years of Trump’s almost weekly, highly transparent press briefings and news conferences, we now rarely see the president open to the press–everything is super secret.
Congress has responded to COVID with numerous laws and proclamations that they don’t obey themselves. Speaker Pelosi rejected the Republicans named to the January 6th Capitol incursion investigation committee because they supported Trump and would ask the hard questions. This now partisan committee was deemed essential to get to the bottom of the January 6th extreme right incident while last year’s many riots by leftist Antifa and Black Lives Matter get hardly any attention.
The CDC first announced that masks were unnecessary for COVID, then they were necessary, then required, then not needed for those vaccinated, then mandated for even those vaccinated. Dr. Fauchi assured America that COVID originated naturally, and the Wuhan lab source was a far-right conspiracy theory. Then, when the evidence became overwhelming, he decided the lab was the most likely source. Now it looks like his organization may have actually helped fund the lab. The CDC and the surgeon general now urge that small children wear masks in schools. But there is not an official word about the tens of thousands of illegal immigrants who are arriving with COVID and being sent all over the country. News media are not allowed to visit the holding facilities for these international criminals.
The left-wing bias of the mainstream news media has little semblance of integrity and credibility and should now be classified as comedy and satire. The problem of misinformation is not social media; it is public television and internet news. Mainstream media is all over the January 6th incursion into the Capitol building where one person was tragically killed by a policeman following a Trump rally. Over 500 participants have been charged. Conversely, the mainstream media barely covered the many 2020 deadly riots by leftists in several major cities with burning buildings, bombings, looting, and take-over of government facilities. Twenty-five people were killed in those anarchist incidents, mostly by the guns of the rioters. America’s angst with left-leaning leadership is manifested in the tanking ratings of liberal CNN compared with conservative Fox News. Fox continues to hold the top position with 1.19 million total day viewers to CNN’s third-place 596,000–an almost two to one advantage in viewer confidence for Fox. Americans distrust liberal news about leftist leaders.
These are just minuscule samplings of the constant bombardment of lies, deceptions, and hypocrisies we are subjected to from our national leadership and media. Volumes could be written on the dishonesty of elected and appointed leaders who determine our fate daily. Then they tell us what to do in response to COVID and wonder why they are getting such push-back. If we had evidenced-based reason to trust our leaders, I believe we would have kicked COVID out of the country months ago. Skepticism and conspiracy theories are not born out of ignorance of the American people. They are born out of mistrust of leaders who have proven themselves untrustworthy.
I have been fully vaccinated and have done my share of mask wearing. I believe if everyone had done so, with their doctor’s approval, we would probably be victorious over COVID now. However, I honor and empathize with those who have chosen not to take the steps I did, and I completely support their right to choose their own health actions. However, I am also totally convinced that, if we had more integrity in our national leadership, most of those who have chosen not to follow their guidance and rules would have been much more inclined to trust and follow them. We Americans must stop the foolishness at the top. As we have witnessed, it can be a matter of life and death. We must think long and hard about who we allow to lead us and who we remove from office. We have the power at the voting booth. Remember all this in next year’s elections.
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