By Mike Ford | Feb 16, 2021 5:00 AM ET for RedState
You see it on TV advertisements and you hear it over the grocery store public address system. “Attention shoppers, please wear your face diaper and treat your fellow shoppers as if they are carrying the Bubonic Plague and could kill you on the spot by merely glancing in your direction.” The announcement continues: “Because after all, we are all in this together.” All in this together. Please!
Some time back, I wrote a piece decrying this absurd notion of equal burden-sharing
We are certainly not all in this together. Government edicts have actually divided us into a nation of Haves and Have Nots.
On one side, we have the folks in “essential” positions, which insulate them somewhat from some of the financial burden. Long haul truckers, grocery store workers, are mostly doing okay. Along with them are people in jobs that allow telecommuting. They are also doing okay…for now.
That’s fine. These great Americans are working and they should get paid…and well.
Then there are the government employees at all levels. They are also continuing to get their paychecks, just like clockwork, little-to-no burden-sharing there.
And incidentally, not a lot of value added. I have some serious issues with that…especially teachers, which we will get into shortly.
Former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Newt Gingrich, has a very interesting piece out regarding IPOTUS Joe Biden. His premise is that Biden’s actions since the inauguration have been herding more and more folks back into President Donald Trump’s corner.
The Washington establishment still can’t comprehend the dynamic which allows former President Donald Trump to withstand constant attacks and media hits without losing his core supporters.
At this point, the key to Trump’s following is President Joe Biden
Every time Biden signs another left-wing executive order (supporting tax-funded abortion, effectively eliminating Title IX protection for women’s sports, killing tens of thousands of jobs in pursuit of a radical climate agenda) Trump supporters are reminded they have no alternative.
I really like Newt Gingrich. I’ve been privileged to meet him when he came over to the sandbox for a look at our preparations for going North to Baghdad. Not only is he very personable, but he is as smart as a whip. Of course, that is to be expected, as his father was an Infantry Colonel. ‘Nuf said. Anyhow, he is spot-on in his assessment. He also points out something else I’ve been harping on for quite some time. That is, the haughty, condescending, flat out “I’m better than you” aura projected by the left. It’s also easy to see that these (and I use the term very loosely) Americans, just do not value us Cletus Jabronis as equal human beings worthy of any real consideration. To this point, Gingrich provides a helpful link to a Montgomery County, Maryland school system memo sent out in an email to parents. From the memo (emphasis, mine):
MCPS Hiring Classroom Monitors
As we prepare for our return to an in-person learning experience, we anticipate a need for adults to support the supervision of students. If you know any adults with a high school diploma/GED who would be interested in monitoring students at $15.72 per hour, please encourage them to apply to be considered for the position of classroom monitor. Duties include monitoring classrooms for teachers who are providing virtual instruction to students in the building and supporting in-person teachers. Interested individuals need to apply
on https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/careers/ We do anticipate the need for classroom monitors at our school however, we cannot guarantee our site would be the location all interested individuals would be assigned to work.
Read: Weekly Update to Parents Feb 7, 2021
Speaker Gingrich once again, sums up, most eloquently:
Note that the teachers refuse to go back to work in the schools, but it seems safe enough for common, untrained parents to monitor the students in-person.
More of the same divide. One set of rules, work environments, and even personal risk, for the elites. The rubes in flyover country, the bitter clingers, well, they can learn to code — or perform menial labor for a teacher who can’t be bothered to come to work.
You can read more about this attitude in