The Coronavirus shutdowns have caused some local leaders, particularly on the left, to go too far.
In New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio is encouraging people to snitch on each other for not observing social distancing and other guidelines.
It’s downright unAmerican.
The Federalist reports:
De Blasio Wants New Yorkers To Rat On Neighbors. Don’t Do It.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio took to Twitter Saturday to urge his constituents to monitor, photograph and report each other if they aren’t strictly obeying his social distancing guidelines. Just fire off a photo to 3-1-1 of a few guys having a chat in a bodega and Hizzoner will send police officers, with guns and everything, to break it up. What could go wrong?
Throughout the video de Blasio holds a creepy smile as he imagines millions of New Yorkers ratting each other out to help perfect his vision of government-constructed existence. We will be soldiers in his dream socialist army, pointing fingers and getting a nice pat on the back from the powers that be. It is a disturbing dystopia future to imagine…
The irony of de Blasio’s sudden call for us to all start spying on each other is that New York has flattened the curve by more or less obeying the guidelines that have been laid out.
The people understand the situation; they have reacted reasonably and will continue to do so. Introducing this radically anti-American idea that we should be informing on each other left and right when the fight against the virus is going well makes no sense.
See the video below:
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) April 18, 2020
This Twitter user makes an excellent point.
I feel like I remember events in history with neighbors reporting on neighbors to government officials…..I don't feel like they went too well.
— Brian Cohen (@profbdcohen) April 18, 2020
What is de Blasio thinking?