Why attack PANDEMIA now?
Because Team Apocalypse and the vaccine fanatics know they've lost. And they hate the truth.
I try not to take attacks personally, but of course what Nathan Robinson and his Twitter allies (some of whom have audiences of 1 million or more) are saying about me and PANDEMIA is the definition of a personal attack.
But why now, almost two months after the book was published?
Two reasons: first, the bluecheck effort to ignore PANDEMIA has failed. Despite an essentially total media blackout, PANDEMIA has now sold almost 100,000 copies in hardcover, ebook, and audiobook, and foreign publishers are approaching me about translations. It now has almost 1,600 reviews on Amazon, nearly all five-stars.
I hope you will. I hope you will judge for yourself whether the despicable comments on Twitter fairly characterize me and what I have written.
The story PANDEMIA tells - the true story of 2020 and 2021 - is a story of massive government failure across the United States and Europe. Every control measure the public health authorities promised would control the spread of the coronavirus - from masks to lockdowns to school closures - failed.
The failure did not occur because citizens didn’t cooperate.
They did, in a way that would have been unthinkable a few years before (and is frankly scary for those of us who believe civil liberties are the foundation of civil society). The failure occurred because the effort to eradicate a respiratory virus that posed little danger to most healthy people was folly from the start - a folly that came at massive human, economic, and societal cost.
Now that failure has spread to the Covid vaccines too.
The failure is now too obvious to be argued, much less hidden, which is why Britain just said it would drop essentially all Covid restrictions. Other countries will follow, probably as soon as the Omicron wave breaks.
For progressives, the failure is both humiliating and dangerous. Just over a year after Joe Biden’s election, it is provoking a major conservative realignment in the United States. The consequences are likely to last at least through 2024, perhaps much longer.
Saner Democrats know they must respond by tacking to the center. But the woke mob is furious. Easier to curse the messenger than understand the message.
Have at it, Twitter screechers.
Like PANDEMIA’s epigraph says: Go and try, you’ll never break me.