I have a problem with left-wingers who suddenly decide they want forgiveness for all of the vulgar nastiness they spewed about the unvaccinated, just because they don’t want to face backlash for being wrong. That really irks me, and those people can go to hell. But what I don’t have a problem with are people who sincerely see the light, and start to realize what’s “really going on.” I welcome those types of people, right or left, because the more of them we have on our side, the better off we are.
And in my opinion, that’s the category left-wing actor Tim Robbins is in. He’s sorry for how the unvaccinated were treated, and he’s talking about it very honestly, and humbly.
The Blaze reported that leftist actor Tim Robbins appeared on British comedian Russell Brand’s podcast this week to retroactively denounce the politicization of health policies during the pandemic and to express remorse about his uncritical acceptance of the media’s COVID-19 narrative.
In the Dec. 18 episode of Brand’s podcast, Robbins, an Academy Award-winning actor, explained his journey from strict compliance with government edicts early in the pandemic to one of doubt about the inerrancy of so-called health experts and the official narrative constructed around COVID-19, vaccination, lockdowns, and masking.
Despite having initially “bought into it” and “adhering to the requests” made of him, Robbins explained that his real-life encounters were ultimately at odds with what he had otherwise been told about the pandemic, anti-lockdown protesters, and the unvaccinated. This generated a sense of cognitive dissonance, prompting him to doubt the official narrative.
Robbins said he was living in Los Angeles when the pandemic first struck.
Schools, bars, gyms, churches, and campgrounds were blocked off or shut down. Residents were confined to their homes. Mask-wearing was made mandatory. The state’s Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom likened the unvaccinated to drunk drivers. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti told the unvaccinated to prepare to lose their jobs.
“I bought into it. … I was masking everywhere. I was keeping my social distance. I was adhering to the requests made of me, and I felt angry at people that didn’t do that,” Robbins told Brand.
In Britain, he “noticed a lot of people were not adhering again to these requests made by their government. I thought, well, they’re going to have a hard day coming up, that there will be some serious death here.”
“When I saw that there wasn’t a huge death rate [in Britain], after I witnessed personally what was happening, I started to wonder more and more about what we were being told and whether it was true or not.”
Robbins suggested that the pandemic was particularly politicized in the United States.
Brand concurred, suggesting that “there is a lot more political ideology at play than is perhaps wise, prudent, or even honest when the claim that is being made is that we are following science.”
Robbins admitted, “At first, if you were a Democrat, when Trump was president, well, you weren’t going to take that vaccine because it was Trump’s vaccine, and then that seemed to somehow change. It was kind of Orwellian. It was like we are no longer at war with East Asia.”
However, after the political winds shifted and Democrats assumed power during the pandemic, Robbins noted, “If you didn’t take the vaccine, you were a Republican.”
The end result, according to Robbins: “We turned into tribal, angry, vengeful people.”
This is such a powerful commentary by actor Tim Robbins (in discussion with Russell Brand) on the horrendous demonisation of those who questioned the response to Covid. @TimRobbins1@rustyrockets pic.twitter.com/0eRUOADOOM
— James Melville (@JamesMelville) December 19, 2022
Let’s hope more people have the same awakening experience as Tim. Because what happened in this country and beyond regarding COVID must never happen again.
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