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Constitutional Vanguard: The Argument for New York’s Racist and Illegal Distribution of COVID Treatments Could Backfire

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 12:15 pm

This one’s a hybrid: the beginning is free but the full analysis is for paid subscribers. The post is titled The Argument for New York’s Racist and Illegal Distribution of COVID Treatments Could Backfire and addresses New York’s immoral and illegal policy of distributing COVID treatments in part on the basis of race, and how the logic underpinning that argument could be used to argue that vaccine mandates are racist. Both sides have an interest in racial pandering based on stereotypes and ignoring personal choices, and both sides do it. (Yes, the left engages in this particular bad act far more.)

Teaser from the paid portion:

If a person or populace suffers from “systemic health and social inequities” then the government should develop race-neutral criteria to address those issues. Consideration of factors such as poverty might pass muster. Considering skin color likely would not and should not.

However, note that the entire basis of the policy fits neatly into the logic that the Fake Antiracism crowd has been pushing for years, with a particularly furious intensity beginning with the murder of George Floyd. Namely, if any negative trait or factor is true of a racial group as a whole, we must assume that this is the result of racism, rather than the result of a more complicated set of causal factors that can include personal choices made by members of that group.

I still plan to do fully free missives, but occasionally I think I will structure things this way: a free opening section, with the full analysis reserved for the paying subscribers — who are, after all, the people motivating me to write more. I’m hoping to get back to a regular schedule soon; I think a regular and predictable schedule is something I appreciate in others’ Substacks and I am going to try to get back to that myself.

10 Responses to “Constitutional Vanguard: The Argument for New York’s Racist and Illegal Distribution of COVID Treatments Could Backfire”

  1. Do you really think 99% of democrats in ny care what conservatives think? The democrat corporate establishment has all it can do to control its leftist base from coming up with more social justice ideas.

    asset (fee6b7)

  2. What next… bank loans?

    Oh. Wait. This is just nuts.

    DCSCA (f4c5e5)

  3. he antiviral treatment molnupiravir, which is manufactured by Merck, and the antiviral pill Paxlovid, manufactured by Pfizer
    both were approved by the Food and Drug Administration last week under the Emergency Use Authorization.

    Essentially still in the experimental stage. Okay, then.

    The Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male[1][2][3] (informally referred to as the Tuskegee Experiment or Tuskegee Syphilis Study) was a study conducted between 1932 and 1972 by the United States Public Health Service (PHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on a group of nearly 400 African Americans with syphilis.[4][5]

    Bet you black people won’t come near to using up the whole supply. What do you think?

    nk (1d9030)

  4. Maybe ny is trying to make up for the tuskegee experiment and other vicious racist attacks on black people. Ever here of fred hampton and mark clark? Tulsa?

    asset (23d23b)

  5. Well, I’ll tell you, Perry/asset, I have a personal interest in this. I want the people who are paying for my Medicare with the FICA deduction on their paycheck stubs to be the ones who get it first. So they can keep on working and keep paying for my health care.

    On the other hand, the pharmaceutical companies have always had trouble getting minorities to participate in their human trials. So the grievance mongers and race hustlers in the world capital of capitalism are doing Big Pharma, as well as themselves, a favor.

    But how long can it last?

    nk (1d9030)

  6. And to address your personal interest, I don’t mind the least little bit if AOC as a Hispanic is first in line. Since 1984, members of Congress pay for Medicare the same as everybody else, and at her salary level she pays the maximum.

    Enrique Tarrio on the other hand (there’s always another hand), that’s the leader of the Proud Boys, can just swim to Cuba for it as far as I’m concerned.

    nk (1d9030)

  7. Here is a Chicago example of concern about racial disparity. I think NY policy on monoclonals is rooted in the same nonsense

    From Pro Publica (we should all laugh and point)
    Article titled: Chicagos “Race Neutral” Traffic Cameras Ticket Blacks and Latino Drivers the Most

    A ProPublica analysis found that traffic cameras in Chicago disproportionately ticket Black and Latino motorists. But city officials plan to stick with them

    steveg (e81d76)

  8. That’s what the “systemic” in “systemic racism” is based on, steveg. It’s not the cameras and their operators who are racist. The entirety of American society, government, laws, social standards, folkways and mores, and not to mention McDonald’s Super Size It, is designed to unfairly advantage white Europeans and to exploit and oppress non-whites.

    nk (1d9030)

  9. I think the only way to rectify this would be to dismantle everything, but would assume they’d settle for cash

    steveg (e81d76)

  10. Sure, we could do that I suppose, but will there be enough fresh cattle dung to daub all our woven stick huts?

    nk (1d9030)

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