It’s Spring and the Covid Protests are in Bloom

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It’s spring and the Covid protests are in bloom.

So what’s it all about?

Well, it’s not about Covide-19, if that’s what you mean:

Many have compared the protests to the early days of the Tea Party movement. That comparison tracks: The anti-quarantine demonstrations are another reaction to what supporters see as inappropriate government imposition, especially in the economy, bolstered by organizations like conservative advocacy group FreedomWorks, which also aligned itself with the Tea Party. But, like the Tea Party, economic concerns are where the ideology starts, not where it ends…

Emma Grey Ellis, Wired

Covid Protests

It’s really about a lack of humility in leaders like Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer:

There really are two Americas here: Those still getting a paycheck from government, corporations or universities, and those who are unemployed, or seeing their small businesses suffer due to shutdowns. And the America still getting paid is, so far, not showing a whole lot of sympathy for the America that isn’t.

Glenn Reynolds

And, for Vox – it’s all about white privilege.

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