Discover more from Tessa Fights Robots
Two Pandemic Lies
Two of many, many, many, many, many pandemic lies.
This story is a very quick and indignant outpour about two foundational “pandemic” lies.
And while I accept the ability to turn pain into love as a part of the journey—I don’t have amnesia, and I viscerally remember those lies as they were rolled out and forcefully shoved down our throats—and I remember the shameful, shameless shaming of the people who used their eyes, hearts, and brains, and who dared expose them.
Please don’t tell me that the shaming was accidental or organized with good intentions. (I am looking at you, Rachel Maddow, with your honest-looking blinking.)
For the record, I would like to point out that this tweet of mine is from November 2020.
Also this, from February 2021.
And the second lie makes me even more indignant because I am a New Yorker, and I do remember the onslaught of abusive fear porn unleashed on my people from a sewage stinkhose, with the purpose of turning their beautiful brains into trembling self-betraying slush. That was warfare!!!! I remember the empty streets, the sirens, and the curfews. I remember!
And I remember how any curious soul who dared film not particularly overwhelmed hospitals and share it with others was quickly and forcefully smeared. Grandma killaaaaaaaaaas!!! Shame on grandma killaaaaaaas!!!! Surely, it was done out of care for the people. (And if it was, I am sure, the apology is coming any minute. Right, Rachel Maddow?)
If you are in the position to do so, I encourage you to become a paid subscriber or donate. I love you in any case, but it helps. Thank you from my heart for your support!
Tessa Fights Robots is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.