“Government is here to protect you from oppression.”
Anand Giridharadas is a racist grifter who gets airplay with his version of history. He’s also an ardent believer in socialism. In this segment, he’s equating a virus and climate change to *squints* forms of oppression, telling us that governments purpose is to protect us from these other forms of oppression.
Guess what ideology is responsible for the greatest numbers of deaths in the 20th Century of over a hundred million? The Spanish flu and Wuhan coronavirus had nothing on the Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Pol Pot, and other oppressive regimes in the past in terms of death and oppression.
As they say, stupid is fo–evah!!