All the things leftists have advocated have only made us more vulnerable to epidemic disease. Now, in a supreme irony, there’s a possibility that one of the things they most hate — tobacco — will ride to the rescue.
COVID-19, in many ways, may prove to be the undoing of leftism. Here’s a short list of all the leftist ideas that are taking a beating thanks to the pandemic:
Globalism: It turns out that interconnectedness is dangerous and that international organizations, such as the WHO, are intellectually corrupt and in thrall to totalitarian governments.
Urbanization: Contrary to the leftist desire to pack people into cities (ostensibly to beat climate change but, in fact, to increase population control), dense urban areas are Petri dishes for COVID-19.
Public Transportation: For decades, the left has waged war against the comfort and convenience of cars because cars are not green. Cars may not be green, but they are clean, unlike public transportation, AKA a Petri dish on wheels.
Re-usable Bags: I’ve long called them Salmonella Sacks because using them drastically increases the spread of E. coli and salmonella. It turns out that the plastic bags that leftist governments all over America are banning (because Africa and Asia put them into rivers and oceans) are safer in pandemics.
China: Democrats screamed when Trump tried to decrease our dependence on China. He was correct to do so. Not only did China’s Belt and Road project seed COVID-19 all over the world, but China’s also sitting on most of the world’s drug manufacturing. Yikes!