President Biden repeatedly has scolded Americans who after weighing the risks and benefits have chosen not to get the increasingly ineffective, experimental COVID-19 shots, but his French counterpart has found new language to express contempt for the unvaccinated.
“I’m not for pissing off the French … now the unvaccinated, I really want to piss them off,” Emmanuel Macron said in an interview Tuesday with the Le Parisien newspaper.
“And so, we’re going to keep doing it, until the end. This is the strategy,” the French president said.
Macron has proposed a new set of rules for unvaccinated people that would banish them from much of public life.
Last month, Austria became the first European Union member to announce a law requiring that everyone in the country be vaccinated. Austria also was the first to introduce a temporary lockdown for the unvaccinated. [See WND’s video interview with an Austrian activist helping lead resistance to the new nationwide mandate, which goes into effect Feb. 1.]
The proposed French measures, now being debated in Parliament, would require proof of vaccination to enter restaurants and bars, and to travel inside the country.
“I’m not going to put them in jail, I’m not going to forcibly vaccinate them, and so, you have to tell them: from January 15, you will no longer be able to go to the restaurant, you will no longer be able to have a drink, go for a coffee, to the theater, you will no longer go to the movies,” Macron told Le Parisien.
He said opponents of his mandates are “irresponsible” people who have “undermined the strength of a nation.”
“When my freedom threatens that of others, I become irresponsible,” he said. “An irresponsible person is no longer a citizen.”
Critics of mandates, however, have pointed out that the COVID-19 vaccines target the initial dominant strain of the virus believed to have originated in Wuhan, China, and are ineffective against the omicron variant that is becoming dominant. Further, omicron, while much more contagious, is presenting symptoms akin to the common cold or the seasonal flu. And that combination is seen by many epidemiologists as a potential “natural vaccine” that could end the pandemic.
However, the French government on Wednesday defended Macron’s comments and use of coarse language, Reuters reported, which drew condemnation from the political opposition and mixed reactions from voters.
Macron spokesman Gabriel Attal argued that there is a “supersonic” rise in COVID cases.
“Who is pissing off who today?” Attal asked, pointing to health workers struggling to cope and businesses harmed by the pandemic. “It’s those who refuse the vaccine.”
French Prime Minister Jean Castex said people who are vaccinated are “exasperated” with the unvaccinated.
Amid discussion in Parliament over Macron’s mandate, Christian Jacob, chairman of the conservative Les Republicans party commented on the president’s remarks to Le Parisien, declaring “a president cannot say such things.”
Meanwhile, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday blamed lockdowns and missed surgeries on the unvaccinated.
“When people see that we’re in lockdowns or serious public health restrictions right now because of the risk posed to all of us by unvaccinated people, people get angry,” he said.
Following Macron, Trudeau blames lockdowns and missed surgeries on the unvaccinated: “When people see that we’re in lockdowns or serious public health restrictions right now because of the risk posed to all of us by unvaccinated people, people get angry.”pic.twitter.com/W0H1cAqKeh
— Michael P Senger (@MichaelPSenger) January 5, 2022
EDITOR’S NOTE: Last year, America’s doctors, nurses and paramedics were celebrated as frontline heroes battling a fearsome new pandemic. Today, under Joe Biden, tens of thousands of these same heroes are denounced as rebels, conspiracy theorists, extremists and potential terrorists. Along with massive numbers of police, firemen, Border Patrol agents, Navy SEALs, pilots, air-traffic controllers, and countless other truly essential Americans, they’re all considered so dangerous as to merit termination, their professional and personal lives turned upside down due to their decision not to be injected with the experimental COVID vaccines. Biden’s tyrannical mandate threatens to cripple American society – from law enforcement to airlines to commercial supply chains to hospitals. It’s already happening. But the good news is that huge numbers of “yesterday’s heroes” are now fighting back – bravely and boldly. The whole epic showdown is laid out as never before in the sensational October issue of WND’s monthly Whistleblower magazine, titled “THE GREAT AMERICAN REBELLION: ‘We will not comply!’ COVID-19 power grab ignites bold new era of national defiance.”
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