Petty tyrants have been exposed across the country.
All of them used COVID as an excuse to assume and abuse emergency powers.
Now one communist Mayor is going after city employees for a disturbing reason.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is using COVID as a pretext to enact all of his communistic fantasies.
De Blasio is attempting to bring all city educators to heel by forcing all of them to get the COVID vaccine or go on unpaid leave.
The Washington Examiner reports:
“On July 26, the city ordered all 148,000 Department of Education employees and department contractors working in school-based settings to begin the vaccination process by Sept. 13. The mandate also applied to any visitor age 12 or older to a school or department facility. At that time, the order gave affected individuals an opt-out through weekly testing. However, on Aug. 23, de Blasio rescinded the testing option, saying that advice from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended full vaccinations for education workers.”
Employees cannot even undergo weekly testing to keep their jobs.
And the arbitrary control is the point for tyrants like de Blasio.
De Blasio said of his edict:
“For anyone who has not gotten a dose by Friday at 5 p.m., after all the encouragement, all the support, all the incentives, we’re going to then assume you’re not coming to work Monday morning as a vaccinated employee, and we will immediately find a substitute . . . And then those folks will go on leave without pay, who chose not to get vaccinated.”
In other words, he tried the “carrot” but now it’s time to beat people with the “stick.”
De Blasio went further to suggest loss of wages and social stigmatization might cudgel people into compliance:
“There is definitely a chance to correct for people who think better of the situation . . . Miss their paycheck, miss their opportunity to serve people, miss their colleagues, whatever it is, they can correct.”
De Blasio exemplifies the authoritarian mindset of the Left.
Once they have convinced themselves of their moral rectitude, they will do anything to bring about their perfect vision for the world.
Ironically, bad and underperforming public school teachers are almost impossible to get rid of, but de Blasio can snap his fingers and get rid of any teacher that does not do precisely what he wants.
This goes to show that questioning the regime is the ultimate crime on the Left.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.