Editor’s Note: Readers will recall the May 7, 2020 “Appeal for the Church and the World to Catholics and All People of Good Will,” which was published here at The Remnant, and signed by eight bishops, three cardinals, many theologians, priests, medical doctors, journalists and Catholic activists.
As editor of The Remnant, I was also one of the original signatories.
A friend sent me the following note.
Dear Dr. Kwasniewski:
In our State of ———, masks were recently mandated in public places. Failure to comply with the new order can result in a petty misdemeanor or fine. Even at Holy Mass, all are supposed to wear masks.
“Let’s save our children from the health dictatorship! Let’s save Italy from the ferocious global tyranny!”
I have received your kind email, in which you inform me of the initiative you have scheduled for this coming September 5 for the protection of the physical, moral, and spiritual health of your children. In responding to you, I address all the mothers of Italy.
The demonstration you are promoting intends to express the dissent of citizens and in particular of parents against the norms that the government, abusing its power, is preparing to issue in view of the new school year; norms that will have very grave repercussions on the health and psychosomatic equilibrium of students, as authoritative experts have rightly demonstrated.
It was one of those stories that should have headlined across our fruited plain, but in this age of COVID-19 and Trump Derangement Syndrome, it wouldn’t suit the narrative.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated their website regarding COVID-19’s deaths and the numbers have been greatly reduced of those who died strictly from the virus.
“For 6 percent of the deaths, COVID-19 was the only cause mentioned,” the CDC’s latest report revealed. “For deaths with conditions or causes in addition to COVID-19, on average, there were 2.6 additional conditions or causes per death such as pneumonia, respiratory failure, diabetes, or heart disease.”
In a telltale escalation in Big Tech censorship, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube all removed a video on COVID-19 that President Trump had promoted Monday evening.
The video garnered over 17 million views during the eight hours it was hosted on Facebook, until it was taken down from Facebook and banned from YouTube. The video was of a press conference in D.C., held by the group America’s Frontline Doctors and organized and sponsored by the Tea Party Patriots.
It was the top-performing Facebook post in the world Monday afternoon.
The press conference featured Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC) and frontline doctors sharing their views and opinions on coronavirus and the medical response to the pandemic.
Yesterday’s press conference still appears in full on some platforms, such as BitChute.
Throughout the mainstream media, leftist doomsayers and their cronies in the Democratic Party are all engaged in a synchronized effort to keep people fearful and locked down. Given that COVID-19 is not the killer we were led to believe, it has turned the opening of public schools into a political maelstrom.
Public education is a huge enterprise that spends $680 billion a year with 51 million students and six million teachers and staff complimented by tens of millions of parents.
The economy is another way of saying, our lives. No matter what the popular ethos preaches, there is no such thing as a non-essential business. All businesses are essential for those who work them.
When government says it is safe to go to Walmart, but unsafe to attend church, and when dentists’ offices must close and Planned Parenthood is open for abortions, the mantra of “your health” is a expedient excuse.
All 50 states have made a disaster declaration for the first time in U.S. history. Twenty-two million have applied for unemployment in a number that grows weekly. We are a $22 trillion economy subdued by a virus with a mortality rate below 0.30 percent. Those initial models forecasting more than 2 million deaths were bunk.