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: https://thegrayzone.com/2022/03/31/left-covid-lockdowns-mind-autopsy/
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Jimmy's on fire here. Fully articulate and in full flow. Also great article from a fantastic guest, hopefully we'll see more of him.
These people are stupid
in spite of my comments, I do agree with you Mr. Parenti.
We need to take our government back and kick all of these Communist out of office
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.
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.
Highly contrasted with how the left in literally every other country in the world had such a rational approach 🙄
Jimmy, it's pronounced, ˌvältˈfäs,ˌvōltəˈfäs or faace not face.
volte face comes originally from the Italian version of "about face."
I think 'mass formation psychosis" may be a thing after all.
What caused this to happen?…..Fear!
Great, great interview – a reality check is always therapeutic.
Bethesda? Is that a Maryland city right?
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.
Know his Father very well . Read all his books and saw him speak. Parenti's, good men
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
Their long term goal, as you put it, is way better that the totalitarian left. They are the fascists now.
To turn face is what Google said
Volte face = about face
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
The Bill Hicks reference was brilliant, he would be proud of you Jimmy.
The cult of "Science" is more dogmatic than the Pope.
"Scratch a leftist and you get a fascist".
Where the hell was that Fauci clip when we needed it back in DEC. 2020???
The virgin Chomsky vs the chad parenti
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.
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.)
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.
What do you think the Democrat who know that they're gonna lose next election are you doing right now well I will tell you they stealing as much money as they can.
volte-face .. means about-face .. an act of turning around so as to face in the opposite direction (and you said it wrong) .. lol
This was an IQ test that America has absolutely FAILED.
Poor dumb manipulated babies!
This guy is me.
I'm liberal and I hated this entire lockdown and the mandates. Something didn't feel right and my senses were right. Ppl went insane
Fauci is a friggin clown. He is not a scientist. It is obvious that the agenda is getting outed altogether.
Academia has basically become a CULT.
Anarcho-syndicalist 🤢 as if buahahahaha no anarchos anymore, all gone, left the building
What about so called leftists that jumped on the covid denial grift, and now the Kremlin mouthpiece grift?
I love it. Let them get vaxed and boosted. He he he. Sheep