The Palmer Report’s own Shirley Kennedy passed along the word from the Washington Post that ‘Ron DeSantis thinks masks are “the most significant threat to freedom in my lifetime, certainly since the fall of the Berlin Wall.”
Really?’ Talk about nonsense for the sake of hyperbole. It’s akin to saying, ‘Forcing children to brush their teeth is like slavery’ or ‘making children make their bed is worse than the Holocaust.’ Say ‘What’?
To recap: according to Gov Deathwatch, the fall of the Berlin Wall – the dismantling of the most prominent and potent symbol of totalitarian oppression and denial of human rights in modern history – was a… bad thing?
One might be generous, prevaricate and offer a lame excuse for Governor Remdesivir’s faux pas, by claiming that it was an innocent slip of the tongue. If that were the case, then what might Ronnie D have meant to say instead of slipping into a Freudian gap? The ‘Fall of… Rome’? The ‘Fall of Paris’? The ‘Fall of Kabul’?
No, one must assume that the Governor Transmissibility meant to say what he said; a mask mandate would be “the most significant threat to freedom in my lifetime, certainly since the fall of the Berlin Wall.”
This is reminiscent of Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer saying on air that Karl Marx wrote ‘Mein Kampf’. He has since apologized. Good for him, but to many, his ‘slip’ was indicative of the addled gibberish that clogs the moribund, vestigial collective brain of the MAGA crowd.
It’s quite understandable that the constant rewriting of history to suit momentary convenience as evidenced by the scouring of the RNC page touting Trump’s triumphal deal with the Taliban would leave the collective MAGA-mind befuddled and adrift when confronting real, documented history. They’ve always had a problem with facts. It could be supposed that Governor DeathSantis’s mistake was just an example of the alt/fact world of the MAGA/Q-cult. On the other hand, Ronnie D just might be that ignorant.