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There’s an opinion gaining steam from certain individuals saying they’d be willing to risk death in order to make sure that the American economy stays afloat. Fox News contributor Brit Hume is one of them.
While on Tucker Carlson Tonight, Carlson and Hume got onto the subject of Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick voicing his desire to risk contracting the Coronavirus and staring death in the face if it means he can keep American going for future generations.
Hume weighed in, saying that our current method of dealing with the virus is unsustainable.
“I think he’s essentially saying something that’s not terribly different from what the President and Governor Cuomo have been saying, which is this is what we are living in now, this circumstance as we try to beat this virus is not sustainable,” Hume said. “The utter collapse of the country’s economy, which many think will happen if this goes on much longer, is an intolerable result, and that he is saying for his own part that he would be willing to take a risk of getting the disease if that’s what it took to allow the economy to move forward, and he said that because he is late in life, that he would be perhaps more willing then he would have been at a younger age.”
Hume considers this a “reasonable viewpoint” and noted that we risk life every year from influenza, which kills thousands on thousands every year with zero calls to shut down the economy.
“But we do not, as has been pointed out, shut down the economy to combat it,” Hume continued. “Now look, the mortality rate is high enough that it makes it alarming. It’s obviously a special kind of case. But there we are. You know, we don’t shut down the economy to save every single life that’s threatened by a wide-spread disease. We just don’t.”
Hume also speculated that the reason so many people are losing their minds over Patrick’s words is because so many are overtly hateful of Trump, and that Patrick’s words run close to what the President has been saying in terms of an Easter deadline.
Needless to say, Hume’s words incited a special kind of outrage as the left began twisting words, accusing Republicans of being in a death cult, and horribly, hoping that Hume dies.
Tucker Carlson doesn't know why it's controversial to say we should let our grandparents to die to save the economy. Brit Hume says people are only upset by it bc they don't like Donald Trump pic.twitter.com/bxJevp4bev
— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) March 25, 2020
I would like to fully endorse the self-sacrifice of Dan Patrick, Brit Hume, Laura Ingraham, Tucker Carlson and Glen Beck. Throw yourselves on the corona-grenade, do it for the country! USA, USA!
— Gary Lazereyes (@deyoung1457) March 25, 2020
— judy dezarn mack (@vegan_grrl_chef) March 25, 2020
— Chris Meloni (@Chris_Meloni) March 25, 2020
— Jude Green (@judemgreen) March 25, 2020
Brit Hume and Glenn Beck are now the de facto leaders of the GOP death cult.
— Dr. Matthew Schabath (@MatthewSchabath) March 25, 2020
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Republicans really are a death cult. That's why they worship war, and why they don't care about the people who are already born. Just a reminder! https://t.co/0hAqwGH4p8
— ImpartialObserver (@Impartial311) March 25, 2020
The GOP has become a death cult under trump
— james hobart (@jameshobart3) March 25, 2020
WTF! When did FOX News become a death cult? These people need to check out first! Drink the Kool-Aid! Do the world a favor!
— Stanley Carman (@stanleycarman) March 25, 2020
Brit Hume and other GOP asshats like him think older folks should sacrifice their lives…that they should go out in the world, catch covid-19 and die for the economy.
So then Trump and Pence should lead by example, right?
— Kimberley Johnson (@AuthorKimberley) March 25, 2020
— Crooks and Liars (@crooksandliars) March 25, 2020
As you can imagine, the hatred goes on and on.
One thing that should be made clear is that Hume didn’t wish for anyone to die. He simply said that it’s “reasonable” to want to sacrifice yourself for the good of the country or future generations. This is a basic mentality held by humans since we were living in caves. We go out and sacrifice, risk, and work for the benefit of our young and the future of human society.
Also, it should be noted that Hume is simply speaking on an individual basis and in terms of choice. At no point did he encourage the elderly to go out and get infected.
It seems to me that the only people wishing for death to happen are those on the left who are currently stomping their feet in rage over something that neither Hume nor Patrick even said. The only death cult I see are the ones openly wishing for harm and death to befall others, and I don’t see Hume or Patrick doing that.