Covid authoritarians intentionally broke free expression, and deserve disproportionate reputation loss
Even worse than
hospital visit restrictions, and
was that they censored voices opposed to these measures.
They were not just embarrassingly wrong and unethical, but ripped out the wires of free speech, thereby undermining the most important corrective mechanisms society possesses.
More than being wrong, they were like scientists who burned down the labs of their rivals.
They therefore deserve more than the reputation loss that comes with having been embarrassingly wrong.
Having cheated and rigged the playing field, they should wander social media alone and ignored for the rest of their days.
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