The coronavirus has resulted in drastic government crackdowns on freedom under the guise of “flattening the curve.”
Everything from churches to beaches have been closed and social distancing and mask use has become mandatory.
And one ugly result is that snitching on businesses and neighbors has become a national pastime thanks in large part to these two segments of the country.
Everyone has by now likely read or heard about the salon owner in Texas who was jailed for trying to feed her children.
And many watched in horror as the cameras showed a mom being led away in handcuffs for the horrible “crime” of taking her children to the park.
Of course, jaws-dropped nationwide when the Mayor of New York City announced he was going to begin rounding up and arresting Jews.
But the frightening similarities to Nazi Germany and East German Stasi haven’t stopped there.
Because as these types of government overreach become more common place, one thing that can’t be overlooked is the use of neighborhood “snitches” who are notifying law enforcement officials of “violations” to the draconian crackdowns on freedom.
And, to no one’s surprise it turns out Democrats and millennials admit they are far more likely than their elders and Republicans to snitch on neighbors – and even family – for violating lockdown commands.
If you saw your neighbor with more than 10 people at his home, or in the yard, in violation of your state’s lockdown orders would you report him or let it go?
This question was recently posed to Americans and pollsters found that more than a third of all Americans would snitch on their neighbor.
The really interesting numbers, however, showed that a strong plurality of Democrats said they would call the cops, while only a minority of Republicans would do so.
The poll also found that liberals and younger Americans were far more likely to report their neighbors than conservatives and older Americans.
A recent poll conducted by highly respected pollster Scott Rasmussen asked participants, “Suppose that, in violation of stay-at-home rules, your neighbor had 15-20 people at their home. Would you report them to the police?”
According to the Rasmussen poll, some 36% of all Americans said they would report their neighbors, with 43% saying they would not.
The poll numbers showed a huge difference between self-described Democrats and Republicans. The Democrats are almost twice as likely to turn in their neighbors with 44% saying they would call the cops, compared to just 25% of Republicans.
And those who say they planned to vote for presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden (likely meaning so-called Never-Trump Republicans too, one would assume) would turn in their neighbors by a margin of 47% to 30%.
Americans who planned to vote for President Donald Trump would not turn in their neighbors to authorities, by a margin of 61% to 24%.
Not surprisingly, the poll showed that the more conservative one is, the less likely one is to turn in a neighbor or family member. While the more liberal, the more likely one is to turn in their friends, family, and neighbors.
The poll also showed that younger Americans, especially those considered millennials were far more likely to snitch than older Americans.
In fact, the poll showed, the older the respondent the less likely to turn in.
That is in large part probably because millennials are less likely to know about the horrors of Nazi Germany and the holocaust than the older respondents.
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