A city commissioner in Antioch, California is in hot water after a social media post calling for allowing the coronavirus to run wild, killing off the weak, the elderly and others to thin the herd. Allowing old people to die, he said, would be good for Social Security because we won’t have to keep paying them the benefits they’ve earned.
The chairman of Antioch’s planning commission is catching a lot of scorn for suggesting in a Facebook post that society should adopt a herd mentality by letting the coronavirus take nature’s course and kill the weak, elderly, homeless and others.
In a long post April 23 on Facebook, commission Chairman Ken Turnage II compared the spread of COVID-19 to a forest fire that burns off all the “old trees, fallen brush and scrub-shrub sucklings” that drain resources. The nation and planet “would strengthen when this is all settled,” he surmised.
“We would have significant loss of life, we would lose many elderly, that would reduce burdens in our defunct Social Security System, health care cost (once the wave subsided), make jobs available for others and it would also free up housing in which we are in dire need of,” Turnage wrote. “We would lose a large portion of the people with immune and other health complications. I know it would be loved ones as well. But that would once again reduce our impact on medical, jobs, and housing.”
He has since deleted the posting, but the internet never forgets. This is essentially Nazi ideology. Turnage should be removed from office.