The Rise of Karen-ism Means This Lockdown Nonsense Needs To End Soon

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

This is not to say that the Chinese coronavirus pandemic is fake or unserious, nor that we should ignore it. There’s an economic ailment that most of us are painfully aware of, and there is a freedom ailment, where the Karens in everyday life and in the corridors of power are taking advantage of this crisis to let their fascist flag fly. We need to balance all the considerations in deciding when this ends. Safety is an important thing, but not the only thing. If the standard is no life can ever be put at risk, say good-bye to cars, to steak, to swimming pools, to any kind of freedom to make choices. And to the Karens, that’s a feature, not a bug.