Dec 12, 2021 4 min read

📧 Unwoke Weekly: A War Over Mandates Accelerates

As progressives fight for mandates and crippling pandemic measures, courts respond.

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Los Angeles: A Progressive Pandemic Response

Preparing to remove unvaxxed children from schools: The Los Angeles Unified School District will move these children to online learning and bar them from schools. According to the LA Times, this will affect 44,000 students.

Bribing students to get vaxxed: A school in California has reportedly been offering pizza to children if they get vaccinated and warning them not to tell anyone.

Firing school district employees en masse: 500 LA school district employees were fired for remaining unvaxxed.

Vaccine status over safety: According to El American, police responding to a potential school shooting threat were told to leave because they had no proof of vaccination.


Victory In The Courts Against Biden’s Mandates

On private businesses: On November 12, a federal judge halted a mandate for companies with over 100 employees.

On health workers: On November 30, a federal judge halted Biden’s national mandate for health care workers.

“There is no question that mandating a vaccine to 10.3 million health care workers is something that should be done by Congress, not a government agency,” said the judge.

On federal contractors: On December 7, a federal judge blocked Biden’s mandate on employees of federal contractors.

On NYC employees: A Manhattan court blocked de Blasio’s mandate of NYC employees.

A word from Biden: Psaki says Biden would veto a bill banning federal mandates if it came to his desk.


De Blasio’s Push Against Private Companies

He announced the first-in-the-nation mandate against private companies.

Specific details: Mayor Bill de Blasio said the mandate would take effect on December 27. And will affect all private companies. There will be no weekly testing option.

The impact:  184,000 businesses will be impacted. With the mandate, 28% of residents in the Bronx will no longer be allowed to work.

Also: Starting December 14, children ages 5 to 11 will need the shot for indoor dining, fitness, and entertainment.

Under Gov Hochul: 34,000 New York State health care workers were fired due to the mandates.

The response: Dozens of demonstrators blocked roads outside the mayor’s Brooklyn home.


Inflation Hits 39-year high

The consumer price index has climbed 6.8% compared to last year.

  • Groceries are up 5.4%
  • Gasoline is up nearly 50%
  • New vehicles are up 9.8%
  • Used cars are up 26%
  • Beef is up 24%

In the know:

US

White House half-boycotts Beijing Olympics: The Biden administration announced that they would not send an official delegation to the Olympics, citing China’s genocide and crimes against humanity. China state-media responded with the following:

“To be honest, Chinese are relieved to hear the news, because the fewer US officials come, the fewer viruses will be brought in.”

DeSantis fighting Florida’s illegal immigrants: Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis announced $8 million in a budget to deport Florida’s illegal aliens.

Kellogg’s replaces striking workers: Workers have been on strike since October 5, fighting against Kellogg’s wage system. Kellogg’s proposed an agreement to increase wages by 3%, but most workers voted it down. In response, the company fired all those 1,400 workers to replace them.

Trump’s tax cuts benefited working-class Americans the most.

WOKENESS

Cop killings soar: Sixty United States police officers have been shot and killed in the line of duty this year.

Jussie Smollet found guilty: After the actor staged a fake hate crime in 2019, left-wing politicians quickly used the “hate-crime” for a partisan agenda.

“What happened today to @JussieSmollett must never be tolerated in this country. We must stand up and demand that we no longer give this hate safe harbor; that homophobia and racism have no place on our streets or in our hearts. We are with you, Jussie,” - Biden, 2019

He was just found guilty but will likely not see jail time.

Who wants to be called Latinx? According to a new poll, only two percent of Hispanic people prefer Latinx. Progressive movements continue to push the term.

THE RULING CLASS

NYC allows non-citizens to vote: Legislation approved by New York City’s city council will allow non-citizen (but legal residents) to vote in local elections. De Blasio said he would not veto the bill.

NY's thousand-dollar mask mandate: Gov. Hochul announced a statewide mandate for indoor public spaces. There is a $1000 for each violation.

BIG TECH

Facebook admits “fact-checks” are opinions: In a court filing, Facebook (now Meta) admitted that the fact checks were “protected opinions.” The filing was in response to a lawsuit filed by John Stossel, who sued Facebook for defaming him through a false fact-check.

Instagram is working on a chronological feed: According to Instagram CEO Mosseri, Instagram has been working on a chronological version of the platform. He aims to have it out by the first quarter of 2022.

Further - Algorithmic feeds on social media platforms help these companies censor and suppress certain content. A chronological feed could mean less suppression for users.

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