I'd like to see an advocate of the shutdowns acknowledge that the shutdowns aren't merely "inconvenient" but are causing great suffering on a massive scale, forcing many into abject destitution, destroying and ending lives, and giving the government a terrifying amount of power
You can then make the case that all of this is a cost worth paying. I'll listen to that argument. I'm not going to agree, but I'll listen. But most of the pro-shutdown people refuse to admit that the policies have this kind of downside. And that's just not a serous position.
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