I see that the Atlantic wants us to forgive and forget all the mistakes made over COVID-19.
Hmmm . . . let's see now:
- Thousands killed in nursing-homes by deliberate government policies?
- Untold millions of children affected in their development by mask policies that were unnecessary, ineffectual and unscientific?
- Millions of people ostracized, vilified and scorned for refusing to adopt a "knee-jerk" emotional reaction to the situation, and instead demanding facts and rigorous investigation before acting?
- Vaccines that have proved not just utterly ineffectual, but actually dangerous to many of their recipients, including a vast number of adverse reactions ranging from fertility problems, to cancer, to heart conditions, to death?
- Hitlerian policies forced upon us by jackbooted thugs disguised as politicians?
This isn't a matter of faith, where forgiveness is required - it's crime and punishment. After every person responsible has been dismissed from their office(s), or defeated in elections, and disbarred from ever again holding any appointed or elected public office, and put on trial for what they did, and punished... when all that's taken place, and they no longer pose a threat to my or society's well-being, then we can talk about forgiveness. I suggest that our post-COVID-19 response should be along the same lines as the de-Nazification of Germany after World War II (provided it's done more thoroughly and more quickly).
I think I'll let Ace Of Spades summarize my further response. Go read.
EDITED TO ADD: The Good Citizen has some apposite comments. Go read.