Several benefits to the democrats:glennds wrote: ↑Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:51 pmAssuming we agree that all politicians and political parties are self interested, then what is the incentive for Biden or the Democrats to effect a permanent national lockdown? What do they gain from it?sophie wrote: ↑Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:11 am
PP4ME I hope you're right. Here's what I would fear the most...it's a long list.
Permanent national lockdown and mask mandate i.e. with no clearly articulated endpoint. Economy goes into the crapper as a result and we end up with a deep, long, nasty depression, sky high unemployment, and evisceration of small businesses and the restaurant/entertainment industry.
For clarification, I'm not arguing that a permanent national lockdown is their objective, I'm trying to understand WHY it would be their objective.
1- the dems are the party of the nanny state, and the more you are dependent on them, the more they can control you. Imagine a 25 year old living at home, with no job, for free and has an allowance from his parents. This young adult has a lot less freedom than a 25 year old living on his own. The dems are the party of welfare and free shit. The more fee shit you get, the more you’re dependant on them, the less you can fight back.
If you’re living at home for free, you better not talk back to your dad or he won’t give you your allowance this week, he might even disable the home router so you can’t play call of duty. Even if your dad is a dick, you better smile and be polite.
If the dems close down the country, more people will be out of work and more dependent on government handouts like UI and food stamps. It increases their power.
2- if the dems don’t shut down the country, then they appear to be at fault for any deaths that occur. Much like the republicans are taking flak for. So there’s a strong incentive on both sides to shut down, to avoid perceived death tolls on their hands, but since republicans and libertarians don’t want to increase government handouts, the balance tips in favor of deaths.
It’s all about control. The dems would love nothing more than to mandate contact tracing apps on your phone and if you associate with divise people, like ones who support the second amendment or ones who want the shutdown to end, then they’ll know and can punish you accordingly.