Kill The Protesters, Or Allow Hundreds of Thousands of People To Die Of COVID-19?

When does a logical fallacy become a matter of life-and-death for hundreds of thousands of people?

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Philippine police patrolling. We Americans would call it a slum. But this one isn’t so bad by local standards. (source)
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An anti-Duterte protest in July, 2019. (source)
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This slum is about 1.5 miles from Malacañang, the presidential palace. This is not unusual. (source)
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This is normal traffic in Manila. This is why Filipino immigrants laugh when they see what we think are “newsworthy” traffic jams here in America. (source)
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This is people waiting to board the mass transit rail system. Ever heard someone say “It was so crowded you couldn’t even turn around”? There, it’s not a joke. I’ve experienced it. (source)
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Notice it’s still daylight outside? This is not an unusual day. It’s probably not even a weekend. (source)

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Retired Navy. Inveterate contrarian. If I haven’t done it, I’ve usually done something close.

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