2021 had a lot significant events. Most of them bad. The big headline for 2021 was the Covid virus. There are so many negative aspects to this issue it is difficult to know where to start.
Let’s start with President Donald Trump’s Operation Warp Speed, one of the few bright spots, even if was in the year prior. President Trump got a vaccine through the development and approval process in less than a year when it historically takes three to five years. That was quite an accomplishment. He then handed the vaccine and a plan to distribute it over to Joe Biden, who promptly screwed it up.
That is how we started 2021. Good ole Biden had said earlier that having 200,000 people die on a president’s watch should result in that president resigning.
Well, today, over 400,000 people have died on Biden’s watch, and that is with 60 percent of the population vaccinated, considerable experience in treating the virus, and a well-established distribution system for testing and vaccines. According to Joe’s own statement as a candidate, he is the one who should resign. The problem is if he did, we get Kamala Harris, which would be a dubious improvement.
Biden recently said “There is no federal solution” to the Covid disaster. Therefore, the states are on their own as to how to deal with Covid. The pProblem is, the federal government is in control of the vaccines, test kits, and virus treatments. This allows Biden to use the crisis for political gain.
Republican governors, such as Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida, get less vaccines etc. so they look bad. Politicizing a life and death situation has to be the lowest thing a president could do.
Masks and other virus protocols are to prevent the spread of the virus unless, of course, you are out protesting and burning down cities or sneaking across the southern border. Apparently, the virus doesn’t attack left-wing protesters or illegal aliens. I should point out, Republicans are also not allowed to attack them.
Next, we have the Christopher Steele Russian “dossier.” This was nothing more than a bunch of lies and distorted fantasies concocted by a Trump hater on the take for FBI and Hillary Clinton campaign money. Nobody could or would check his sources. They just forwarded it to various people who could get it integrated into the government agencies. This spawned the Mueller sham investigation with the drive-by media reporting on every non-proven element of the politically driven exercise in political assassination.
Today, no one wants to acknowledge any association with what appears to be a flimsy hoax. This all played into a concentrated effort to discredit and drive from office a duly elected president.
Now that Igor Danchenko (Steele’s source) and others have been indicted, some of the truth may float to the surface of the Washington D.C. swamp.
Then we have the trusty “woke”, let’s fire-the-cops campaign. The “legalize marijuana” group must have been significantly involved in formulating this plan, while partaking of their product. The results were huge cuts in police budgets in mostly blue cities.
To nobody’s surprise, the crime rate went through the roof. On top of that, BLM and Antifa were occupying and burning down various neighborhoods, federal courthouses, and police stations. The government response was “Move along. Nothing to see here.”
Apparently, there were no laws broken while perpetrating this destruction. Also, those who got killed or injured, it was considered just an accident. The Jan. 6 “riot” was different because they were mostly Republicans, so the Feds arrested and jailed 750 people so far.
All the woke people who sing the praises of BLM and Antifa but keep a 45 pistol in the house seem to be a bit conflicted. It is OK to burn down a neighborhood, but not mine. If you come here, I will shoot you because there are no cops to protect me.
Those people who supported BLM and Antifa and then voted for Biden are sitting in their burned-out neighborhoods watching inflation go through the roof, the virus spreading like crazy, “free” test kits unavailable, vandals running around stealing what they want, supply chain shortages, our foreign policy in the tank (Afghanistan, Ukraine) and public confidence in our government at an all-time low. It could be they may be revisiting their choices. Let’s hope so.
There are several other events I could include, such as blatant media bias. An African American drove a car into a Christmas parade and killed six people, including a kid, was in the headlines for a couple of days. A white guy, probably a Republican, drove a car into a bunch of protesters and killed one person , and those were headlines for two months.
Joe Bidens gaffs are too numerous to cover here.
A million people a year crossing our southern border (very few of them college graduates or skilled labor) putting a huge burden on our welfare system.
This just gets too depressing to go on so, I will close with wishing you a happy new year, hopefully.
Bob Bell is a civil engineer who ran for House in 2012 and is the author of Oh No! We’re Gonna Die Too: More Humorous Tales of Close Calls in Alaska’s Wilderness