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