The Attempted COVID Coup of 2020

Article CAIRCO note: 
Democrats have promoted a dread of visiting the polls in person
Article author: 
Angelo Codevilla
Article publisher: 
Real Clear Politics
Article date: 
16 August 2020
Article category: 
Our American Future
Article Body: 

What history will record as the great COVID coup of 2020 is based on lies and fear manufactured by America’s ruling class—led by the Democratic Party and aided by the complaisance of most Republican politicians....

By May, a host of studies in the U.S. and around the world showing that the vast majority of COVID cases cause mild symptoms or none, and showing the IFR to be equal to or lower than that for most flus, forced the CDC to conclude that the lethality rate, far from being 5 percent, was 0.26%––double that of a typical flu. Instead of amending their recommendations in the face of this reality, the CDC and the U.S. government tried to hide it by manipulating the definition and number of COVID “cases.”... Federal officials defined “cases” as people sick enough to be hospitalized who also tested positive for the virus...

... the ruling class took this opportunity to extort the general public’s compliance with its agendas. Their claim to speak on behalf of “science” is an attempt to avoid being held accountable for the enormous harm that they are doing....

In sum, the lockdowns have been inflicted and perpetuated by people who care more about your subjugation than your health. They want to wreck the U.S. economy and increase the Democratic Party’s chances in the 2020 election. And they might succeed....

COVID-19 was the perfect chance to produce, stoke, and maintain fear in pursuit of power. In short, the ruling class used the coronavirus to collapse American life. We are living through a coup d’état based on the oldest of ploys: declaring emergencies, suspending law and rights, and issuing arbitrary rules of behavior to excuse taking “full powers.”...


The time has arrived: End the National Emergency, by A. Dru Kristenev, Canada Free Press, August 14, 2020:

... Democrat need to increase economic and political pandemonium

For those who haven’t been paying attention, the whole of the pandemic has been mainly about distribution of “Covid Cash” since mortality rates never did reach numbers in the United States that could justify classification as catastrophic....

87% of counties nationwide are reporting a steady drop in case numbers and deaths....

The second reason democrats have opposed doing away with the national emergency has been their need to increase economic and political pandemonium, thinking to position themselves for taking control of D.C. in this election year.

By instilling fear in as many Americans as possible via the corrupt press and bent scientists promoting use of ineffective health measures like mask-wearing and school closures, democrats have promoted a dread of visiting the polls in person.

Ending the emergency also defines the real hazard confronting our nation… the anarchist takeover of major metropolitan centers. It is all a part of the planned anti-law enforcement chaos encouraged by the DNC and heavily funded by Soros Foundation-sponsored organizations. Beginning on Inauguration Day, the effort to destabilize our largest cities has gone unabated and was forced into overdrive with the George Floyd incident, Black Lives Matter and Antifa commandeering the initially nonviolent protests.

By ending the distraction of a pandemic, municipal, county, state and federal law enforcement can focus on quelling the violence, charging the perpetrators, their financiers and do-nothing government officials as accessories, bringing them to justice...

To counter the divisive efforts of the heartless democrats, President Trump should declare the national emergency over and done. Why? Because the vast majority of Americans are ready and eager to get back to business. When? If not immediately, then Labor Day, of course.