Leftists are trying to kill the Right

Not sure if this is the right forum for this. Maybe it should be in QZ or the Pit. Mods, please move if deemed necessary.

A few days ago, someone on Twitter posted a link to this articleHoward Stern Proves Democrats Want Unvaccinated Trump Voters Dead :

At first, I thought it was a parody, but now I don’t think so. For one, it’s on Breitbart. For two, the author, one John Nolte, seems to be a known right-wing commentator.

I thought I’d summarize the gist of the piece by providing a few quotes from it:

In a country where elections are decided on razor-thin margins, does it not benefit one side if their opponents simply drop dead?

If I wanted to use reverse psychology to convince people not to get a life-saving vaccination, I would do exactly what Stern and the left are doing… I would bully and taunt and mock and ridicule you for not getting vaccinated, knowing the human response would be, Hey, fuck you, I’m never getting vaccinated!

Could it be…? Could it possibly be that the left has manipulated huge swathes of Trump voters into believing they are owning the left by not taking the life-saving Trump Vaccine?

Final note: How many of you were aware the CDC believes that 99.5 percent of those dying are unvaccinated? I bet not many of you. So why would the metric that is the most convincing one not be all over the place?

I admit that I couldn’t havw told you that 99.5% of those dying are unvaccinated, but I could have told you it was at least 95%. The notion that anyone who pays the slightest attention to the news wouldn’t have heard this just boggles my imagination. I guess this means Fox News never got around to reporting it.

I’m also wondering at how much attention Howard Stern gets in the article. If asked to give a list of leading progressives, I would never have thought to include him.

Because if we told them that 99.5% of the people dying were unvaccinated, that’d just convince them all the more to not get vaccinated to pwn us.

I mean, by the time you’re this far into the crazy, what can you even say?

To take this way more seriously than it deserves, no there is no chance that this is happening. The left in America can’t even convince the right that the EPA is good, they are not master manipulators pulling the strings behind the scenes.

It’s true that a lot of the mockery and ridicule is counterproductive, but this is more because liberals can’t help themselves and always betray their attitude of superiority.

You skipped the best part!

Initially, Trump’s son in law assured him, not to be concerned about this little virus, as it would mostly decimate big cities like LA, SF, NYC, DC. In other words, it will mostly take out Dems.

Turns out, Karma has a wicked sense of humour!

None of this is some Machiavellian Dem political move. This looks MUCH more like Darwinism in action to me.

As I said in another post, perhaps the lefties should loudly proclaim that breathing is good for you, and then pass laws prohibiting anyone from wrapping dry cleaner bags around their heads.

In other words, what we’re seeing here is your typical Republican projection: “well, that’s the exact plan WE tried to use! so those guys are probably doing it too”

The NY Times mentions all the time that most people who are dying are unvaccinated. I think the guy who wrote the “think” piece should really blame right-wing media for hiding the benefits of vaccination.

This is a more extreme example of how the “leftists” (as in everyone from the most milquetoast centrists on down) of America are way more effective and have a much better policy platform in the fevered right wing imagination than they do IRL.

I mean I don’t want the “leftists” of America to effectively engineer an incredibly complex reverse-psychology based propaganda campaign to convince the Trump supporting hard right to kill themselves with Covid. But it would be nice to think they could engineer a piss up in a brewery without it dissolving into internecine bickering and failure.

I don’t get it. Leftist figures (as if Howard Stern is a leading leftist) mocking unvaccinated people who died of COVID-19 is not “they have just manipulated millions of their political enemies into the unvaccinated camp”.


If the anti-vaxxers are being mocked and ridiculed, it’s because those who are for vaccination think anti-vaxxers are being stupid. Which anti-vaxxers are being, at this point. That which is stupid tends to be mocked. Left or Right Wing has nothing to do with it.

Where do I sign up for this and will George Soros be paying us?

Clearly, you call in to Howard Stern.


Fox news is one of the most powerful media corporations on earth. They didn’t just ‘not get around to it’.

This is basically the Right saying, “We’re not stupid; just stubborn!” As if they can’t be both.

The right is convinced everything is 4D chess. When Trump did or said something ignorant or nonsensical, it was 4D chess. When conservatives don’t get vaccinated, it’s because liberals pulled a genius psy-ops warfare trick on them.

That being said, though, it would have been genius, and is intuitive, that the left would try to fool conservatives this way, if that were really the left’s goal. I’m not saying the left did it, just saying the theory makes sense.

I also saw a conservative post shared on Reddit (paraphrased): “The vaccine can’t possibly be a lifesaver. If it were, why would Democrats be trying to get us to take it?”

Exactly. It’s classic projection. They don’t realize that liberals don’t care about triggering the conservatives. We just want them to stop being selfish and get on board with solving the major problems we’re facing together.

To be fair, it is difficult to make satire that is more ridiculous than what is published in all apparent seriousness on Breitbart, OANN, Gateway Pundit, et cetera. In fact, I’m pretty sure that a lot of former writers and comedians from The Onion and Cracked.com went to work for these sites because it was better money for what they were already doing anyway.

As for ‘leftists’ engaged in some vast organized conspiracy to convince conservatives to sacrifice themselves on some alter of humiliation, I think it is pretty clear that ‘The Left’ is not capable of anywhere near that degree of organization and focus on an objective. All you have to do to misdirect them is create some outrage about not respecting someone’s culture or using the right pronounce and they are into each other like a bunch of betta fish dumped into one small bowl.


It isn’t hard to find people on the internet saying almost anything, including that GOP anti-vaxers deserve it when they die of COVID. However, your everyday mostly left of center folks at the National Institutes of Health want to bail out the anti-vaxers:

COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines

If we admit that it’s all been been a vast reverse psychology conspiracy to get Republicans to NOT get vaccinated, maybe they’ll turn around and pwn us by getting vaccinated.

That’ll teach us.