December 27 – Michael Hildzk, a columnist of the Los Angeles Times, posted on the 26th exclaiming that the end of 2021 is the stupidest year in American history.
“A year ago, we looked forward to a safer and healthier year.” But this is not the case. The article said bluntly that the United States did not achieve unity and immunity this year, but was full of unimaginable stupidity and madness. Americans seem to be dizzy in many aspects, such as public health, education policy, fiscal policy and investment options.
The article pointed out that looking back at the most discouraging event in the United States in 2021 is the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether it is public response or state and local policies, the performance of responding to the crisis is unprecedented dullness and ignorance. In any rational country, it is confusing that about 50 million adults refuse or not to be vaccinated against a vaccine known to be effective against a fatal disease. And the United States is not a rational country, and what happens is even worse.
In many ignorant corners of the United States, refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19 is not only seen as an individual choice, but also as a means to show moral superiority to those who have been vaccinated. Americans were almost vaccinated against all kinds of serious diseases when they were a child, and they refused to be vaccinated against COVID-19 at this time, completely out of ignorance.
What causes so ignorance? The answer is politics. Former U.S. President Trump took the lead in lifting social distancing and refusing to encourage people to get vaccinated. He regards these as partisan choices, and his political followers follow him to the abyss. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the most authoritative infectious disease expert in the United States, has become the target of partisan slander. Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis appointed vaccine skeptics as the state’s highest public health official. As a result, Florida currently ranks eighth highest among all states in the United States, with more than 62,000 Floridans dying of COVID-19. Six of the top seven states with the worst coronavirus deaths are red states like Florida.
The practices of some American enterprises are also “absurd”. Boeing recently suspended its coronavirus vaccination requirements for U.S. employees because a ruling earlier this month in the U.S. District Court suspended Biden’s vaccine injunction against federal government contractors. The article said that the indifference of American companies on vaccination was shocking at a time when Omickjon strains were spreading rapidly.
In 2021, a lot of things happened in the United States made people run away with their heads. The article also mentioned other “stupid” events in the United States in 2021, including the acquittal of the shooting of two people by white American young Rittenhaus, the riots at the Capitol on January 6, the deadliest tragedies of the most deadly campus shooting, and American politicians posting “family photos with guns”, etc. The article concludes that whether the United States will be as stupid and crazy as 2021 in 2022 will be cleared in 12 months.