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The Atlantic stars in El American’s Idiocy of the Week by calling for a “pandemic amnesty” in one of its articles.
The Atlantic is the magazine of choice for the progressive people who pretend to be cultured and intellectuals. As was to be expected, after the left claimed to have the monopoly of Science during the pandemic, The Atlantic was one of the publications that most vehemently defended all measures against COVID-19, no matter how arbitrary, authoritarian, or tyrannical they might be.
Now that the mass hysteria is wearing off and the terrible health, economic and social consequences of some of these measures are beginning to be seen, The Atlantic has decided to lower its vaccination momentum a notch and say that the best thing to do is to forget everything that has happened over the last few years as if nothing had happened.
According to The Atlantic, we have to forget that our relatives were left to die alone without a wake or burial in dignified conditions; that thousands of businesses were driven into bankruptcy by an artificially inflated fear; that workers were fired for not inoculating themselves with something for which the pharmaceutical companies could not be held responsible; that a discriminatory and segregationist passport was introduced; or that a large part of the population was forced to point the finger at the rest for not allowing their most fundamental rights to be trampled on.
The Atlantic and its pandemic fervor
When at the beginning of the pandemic we were all amazed by the aggressive measures implemented by the Chinese dictatorship, it turned out that some of us viewed it with horror, but others seemed to do so with fascination and admiration.
The Atlantic was one of the media that most fervently embraced the pandemic dictatorship and now they are asking for an amnesty, but they do not even ask for forgiveness, nor do they explicitly acknowledge having been wrong, but directly claim to “let’s focus on the future”. Before, they were the good guys… now too, because we are the bad guys who do not focus on the future.
One can come to forgive one’s friends or family, even if they had become the “Covidian Stasi,” but The Atlantic does not even ask for this, which would make sense if there is repentance and purpose of amendment.
What The Atlantic is demanding is that we also forgive the authorities and pundits who staged this reign of terror, even as most of them not only show no remorse and have not learned from the mistake, but also demonstrate that they have become addicted to the unlimited power the pandemic has given them, such that those who do not continue to abuse their citizens would do so again at the drop of a hat, amnesty or no amnesty.
Ignacio Manuel García Medina, Business Management teacher. Artist and lecturer specialized in Popular Culture for various platforms. Presenter of the program "Pop Libertario" for the Juan de Mariana Institute. Lives in the Canary Islands, Spain // Ignacio M. García Medina es profesor de Gestión de Empresas. Es miembro del Instituto Juan de Mariana y conferenciante especializado en Cultura Popular e ideas de la Libertad.
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