Pity The Irish
The Irish followed the rest of the West down the road of societal decline and now they’re in a dilemma. Their only consolation is that other countries in the liberal West will find themselves in a similar bind in the not too distant future if they continue on the Covid course. Excellent commentary by Jack Cashill:
No one seems curious about the prevalence of the disease in an almost fully vaccinated population.
Blame is the lifeblood of Liberalism. Without the plausible ability to cast blame for all social imperfections on others, Liberalism loses its raison d'être. The Covid regime looked to be its crowning achievement: the enslavement of entire populations—excepting, as usual, the Liberal elite. As usual the liberal rulers would exempt themselves from all consequences, while blaming others. The plan, as we’ve seen, has been to blame the unvaxxed—a pandemic of the unvaxxed! And that’s the warning light flashing from Ireland. What if there are no unvaxxed? What if the population, up till now totally sheep-like, starts assigning blame?
During his Thursday town hall meeting with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, President Joe Biden blithely dismissed the most basic assertion of those who have chosen to resist a COVID-19 vaccination. “Freedom? I have the freedom to kill you with my COVID,” scoffed Biden. “No, I mean come on — freedom.”
In his literally mindless way, Biden said out loud what health officials everywhere have been implying since the vaccines became widely available. Those who are not vaccinated are killing their more responsible peers.
In the Republic of Ireland, however, health officials are running out of people to blame. This has becoming embarrassingly obvious in County Waterford. As reported in the Irish Times, the nation’s establishment newspaper, two of the three most COVID-infected electoral areas in Ireland are located in the county “with the highest rate of vaccination in the country.” In Waterford, a remarkable 99.7 percent of adults over the age of 18 is fully vaccinated.
Embarrassed by Ireland’s traditional Catholicism, the nation’s media and government elites have been busily importing the whole enchilada of woke values concocted in the U.S. and codified in the EU — unrestricted sexual freedom, radical feminism, gay rights, divorce, alternative family structure, gay marriage, thoughtless immigration, anti-Americanism, and now COVID mania.
According to data published on October 21, Waterford City South has the nation’s highest 14-day incidence rate at 1,486 cases per 100,000 and Tramore-Waterford City West has the third highest at 1,122 cases per 100,000. This is despite internal travel bans and the county’s more than 90 percent vaccination rate.
Although Waterford is running three times the rate of the nation writ large, Ireland as a whole is not faring particularly well, especially given its draconian restrictions. In the seven days preceding October 21, Ireland reported 2,026 new cases. To put that number in perspective, wide-open Florida had 2,262 cases during that same period with a population more than four times greater than the Irish Republic’s.
Most major newspapers have reported on the Waterford quandary, but they do so without any serious reflection. No one seems particularly curious as to how an almost fully vaccinated people can be spreading the disease among its members.
This too. Alex Berenson reports on a country that most of us haven’t been following. You know why I’m linking this:
You’ll never BELIEVE what happened next. (Or maybe you will.)