The weekend began with the March for Life. It ended with a march for death.
Anti-vaccine activists decided to piggyback on Friday’s annual antiabortion march in the capital by having a “Defeat the Mandates” rally on Sunday. Combined, the two groups of (mostly) conservative activists engaged in a demonstration of mass inconsistency.
Friday’s crowd endorsed the most obtrusive of big-government mandates, laws telling women they can’t make their own reproductive decisions. Sunday’s argued that health decisions must be made by patient and doctor, not government.
Friday’s crowd pleaded for the lives of the most vulnerable. Sunday’s demanded the right to infect the most vulnerable by eschewing vaccines and masks in shared spaces.
…And yet both movements claim to be operating under the authority of “God’s mandate” and “God’s law,” as the anti-vaccine speakers repeatedly put it. God works in mysterious ways, indeed.
Joanie’s rendition of Dylan’s song couldn’t be more timely, eh?
RTFA…it’s by Dana Milbank. One of America’s best journalists for a long time.
I hope those of you whose personal philosophy includes some critter in the sky aren’t offended by irony. Not my problem. Figured out I knew enough 70 years ago to come down on the side of science. Never been a problem since.