Have you ever left a vigorous discussion, stumbling over your words only to have your best thoughts show up as you walked away? Or, worse, in the middle of the night?

Have you thought about loved ones you’ll see in the next few days and wondered how to talk to them about COVID, without World War III breaking out?

It is the holidays after all. Fighting at Aunt Nancy’s dinner table - who by the way, will serve the best food of the year - is not a good look.

So.

I have an idea.

A proposal of sorts.

What if we asked our family and friends, one simple question, instead of trying to have ALL of the answers?

What if we attempted to put a stone in the shoe of our loved one’s thinking, instead of going to battle like William Wallace?

How many times has someone said to you, it’s loving to wear your mask? It’s loving to get a vax? It’s loving to keep the baby children swaddled like Jesus until He comes back?

Because these very reliable, unelected bureaucrats said so!

What’s love got to do with any of it?

That’s it. 

That’s the question. 

What’s love got to do with any of it?

It’s an age-old tactic we need to employ.

Flip the script. 

Ask the question using their statement. 

What’s love got to do with it? 

Love does not mind questions. 

Neither does actual science. 

A lie on the other hand? 

It withers. Then seeks to destroy.

So. Let’s ask this question. 

What’s love got to do with the fundamental disagreements we have but are not allowed to voice?

What’s love got to do with ignoring our consciences in favor of bloated bureaucrats who’ve made bank off of our complicity?

What’s love got to do with ignoring actual science in favor of people who live one way but tell us to live another?

What’s love got to do with that?

Isn’t Love’s foundation truth? 

And, truth’s foundation, love? 

So when statements are repeatedly hurled our way that includes the phrase, “it’s loving to… “ do what your conscience says don’t - and I’m spitballing here - What’s love got to do with that? 

We’re still in Covid-stan because lying liars, lied. 

And, they scapegoated anyone who stood in their way. 

Is that love?

Is this?

Newly exposed emails show outgoing National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins commanding Dr. Anthony Fauci to carry out a "quick and devastating" takedown of a statement by public health experts calling for "focused protection" of the most vulnerable populations. Emails show that Fauci would indeed attack the declaration.

An email from NIH Director Francis Collins telling Anthony Fauci that there needed to be a 'devastating published take down' of the Great Barrington Declaration

What is the Great Barrington Declaration?

Infectious disease epidemiologists and public health scientists authored the Great Barrington Declaration, a document that argues against COVID-19 lockdowns, which was released on Oct. 4, 2020.

"Current lockdown policies are producing devastating effects on short and long-term public health," the declaration stated. "Keeping these measures in place until a vaccine is available will cause irreparable damage, with the underprivileged disproportionately harmed."

Collins described the authors of the Great Barrington Declaration as "fringe."

The three "fringe" epidemiologists are Martin Kulldorff, Ph.D., an epidemiologist at Harvard University, Sunetra Gupta, Ph.D., an epidemiologist at Oxford University, and Jay Bhattacharya, MD, Ph.D., a professor and public health policy expert at Stanford University.  

Such love!

Oops! What’s this I see? 

More love?

In January, senators and their aides were caught insider-trading on Moderna stock, which surged 372 percent in price. The company made Forbes’ “400 Rich List” last year due to vaccine sales. Extorting the population to fund a medical treatment they must get to buy goods and services is lucrative for pharmaceutical companies and their investors.

So, love your neighbor, get a vax? But ignore side effects? And the money our leaders have made? 

In total, Pfizer discloses the existence of 42,086 adverse event case reports containing 158,893 total events, including 1,227 deaths. Some 25,957 of the events were classified as “Nervous system disorders.” So for those who think that somehow VAERS is not accurate or is over-reporting deaths, these are numbers straight from the horse’s mouth just through February. 

That’s love?

To lie and pretend that none of this is happening? 

“A study in young athletes with confirmed COVID-19 showed that a substantial proportion of individuals had subclinical myocarditis on screening cardiac MRI,” they noted. “Subclinical myocarditis may also be possible after COVID-19 vaccination … To better understand a possible association, the CDC has encouraged further investigation of myocarditis following COVID-19 mRNA vaccination,” the study stated.

So that’s ok?

To lie? 

To ignore truth?

 What’s love got to do with that? 

Amie Beth Shaver is a speaker, writer, and media commentator. Her column appears every Wednesday in 1819 News. Shaver served on the Alabama GOP State Executive Committee, was a candidate for State House 43 and spokeswoman for Allied Women. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the policy or position of 1819 News. To comment, please send an email with your name and contact information to [email protected]