How The Left Lost Its Mind Over COVID & Became Authoritarians

For centuries the left in the United States has stood against authoritarianism and government repression, and for civil liberties and the cause of the working class. Yet with the advent of COVID and the resulting pandemic, many on the left have abandoned all of those values, acquiescing to the demands of the pharmaceutical industry and co-opted government agencies to support lockdowns, vaccine mandates and vaccine passports.

Jimmy and John Jay College economics professor Christian Parenti discuss the various ways the coronavirus pandemic and the Trump presidency worked to upend the American left

Read Parenti’s piece in the Grayzone here:

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  1. A beautifully written article, probably the best I've ever read describing the cult of covid, yet the author, like Jimmy, erroneously believe that this is all due to the "bad side" of socialism. There is no "good side" to a socialist govt of centralized control. History has shown us that.

    I'm a huge fan of Jimmy as he's not afraid to call bullshit on the media and the left's usual allies but he seems to think that centralized power can be a tool for good. It never has been and never will be.

  2. Jesus of Nazareth, who was God in the flesh of a man, died for the remission of sin, including yours, was buried, and rose form the dead 3 days later. If you simply believe in this to apply to you and trust Jesus to save you from hell then you have everlasting life in heaven. "And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house." Acts 16:31.

  3. Am I the only one who thinks it's strange we now have a very mild variant and piss weak Vaccines, yet it's essentially the exact same scenario we were in right in the beginning…Only this time we're open.

  4. As a life long Lefty (no more) I've got the visceral seething anger toward these Idiot Non-scientific Democratic dictators, Never will I vote for another one of these covid cultists who hurt our children with these Dystopian harmful mandates

  5. heart
    My friend who is in perfect health or who wasn't perfect health did not really want to get the vaccination and she's a nurse pretty much forced into getting the vaccination now has problems with her heart she's 40 years old no stress in her life athlete has chest pains and the doctor say we don't know so what about that fall out what are those numbers that we have not heard of the younger people with heart problems

  6. Can't believe anything this guy says, hes been going to Bohemian Grove for years. Even has some bastards running around Sacramento. Pretty gross if you ask me. Instead of saying show proof, prove me wrong.

  7. Agree totally with Christian Parenti. I belong to that class too and I've found my cohort repellent for some time now. Am a professor and find myself obsessively thinking about how to get out of the university without ending up on the street every single day – I know the day is fast approaching when I'll just have to flat out quit and let the chips fall where they may. (I'm still listening to Jimmy reading from the article and haven't gotten to the interview yet – am wondering if Christian Parenti is related to Michael Parenti.)

  8. Disappointing his 'serious disease'
    5 million of 8,000 million is 0.625% is not serious, mortality with premorbidities and around 80 years old is not a pandemic. It is a transitory illness.
    The media is the enemy.

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