Kevin Landry: The pandemic highlights the chasm between the haves and have-nots

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The year 2021 has seen the piercing grip of the aristocratic greenhouse tighten, in my opinion.

These are the powerful elite class that controls the media, academia, Silicon Valley, politics, and Hollywood. In my opinion, they want to control the narrative without speech.

Freedom of speech and dissent were once part of our country’s DNA, regardless of which political party they belonged to. Today it all depends on the tribe you follow, I believe.

At the onset of the pandemic, healthcare workers were praised for their bravery and dedication to helping those in need. This was before a vaccine was available. Today, they are thrown on the sidewalk if they are not vaccinated. Incredible. (By the way, I’m vaccinated.)

Not all of those opposed to the vaccine are right-wing Trump supporters, as the New York Times suggests. Award-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald said: “Indeed, many of the most vocal celebrities in culture and sport expressing reluctance to be vaccinated were black. “

As commoners struggle to make ends meet, members of the political class seem exempt from the very rules they impose on such people. They were filmed partying without a mask at a drag club, getting their hair done in a salon, hanging out with the Obamas at a birthday party, enjoying a nice dinner at the French Laundry and many other incidents.

This pandemic has really exposed the chasm in this country between the haves and have-nots.

Make way for optimism for a better year of renewed faith in humanity and common sense.

Kevin Landry, Lewiston


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