“There are no great options but you can’t just decimate the entire economy.”
When it comes to shutdowns, the goal posts keep getting moved and people are noticing. We were told we needed to quarantine to keep the healthcare system from collapsing, and we did that. So why are we still shut down?
Dave Portnoy of Barstool Sports did an epic rant about this on Twitter which has picked up millions of views in a very short period of time.
Portnoy has obviously tapped into something that is being felt by many people.
Frank Miles reports at FOX News:
Barstool Sports’ Dave Portnoy lets loose with profane monologue against coronavirus lockdowns
Barstool founder Dave Portnoy, known by fans as “El Presidente,” went viral Wednesday on Twitter with a profane rant fighting back against coronavirus lockdowns.
Entitled “Emergency Press Conference – When Did Flattening The Curve Turn Into Finding The Cure,” Portnoy emotionally warned about the plight of Americans confused over whether to stay home or go back out in the world to make a living.
“I would rather die of corona… or take my chances… I don’t want to start over,” he yelled. “There are no great options but you can’t just decimate the entire economy.”
In the U.S., as in many countries, the lockdowns have helped trigger catastrophic levels of job losses. The U.S. unemployment rate soared to 14.7 percent in April, the highest rate since the Great Depression. Roughly 30 million Americans have been out of work.
“Are we just done as humans? … You have to take risks! We’re Americans!” Portney stressed.
Watch the video below. Strong language warning:
Emergency Press Conference – When Did Flattening The Curve Turn Into Finding The Cure pic.twitter.com/ZaSTxL6Tuc
— Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) May 14, 2020
Portnoy appeared on the Tucker Carlson show last night and elaborated on his rant. He stresses that people know the risks and should be given a choice. Watch:
There’s a very simple reason that Portnoy’s message resonated with so many people. Everyone knows that continued shutdowns are unsustainable. We simply can’t go on like this for much longer.
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