West Virginia Governor Jim Justice, jokes about holding peoples heads underwater to submit
West Virginia State News
West Virginia Governor Jim Justice made several controversial remarks in a recent interview with a national television outlet.
"When it really boils right down to it, they're in a lottery to themselves," Justice told ABC News. "We have a lottery, you know, that basically says, 'if you're vaccinated, we're going to give you stuff.'"
"Well you've got another lottery going on," he added. "And it's the death lottery."
Since November, the COVID national fatality rate has been steady at around 2%.
On the following chart are the number of confirmed cases nationwide, as well as the number of confirmed deaths.
For a single interview, one would think that would be sufficient fear-mongering. But, the West Virginia Governor doubled down. In fact, the next statement is more troubling than the first. However, it was largely ignored by most media outlets.
As part of a discussion about ways to encourage vaccination, the governor said this.
"Maybe what you got to do is lead them to water -- and then if they won't drink -- you've got to just, some way, stand up and push their head down to some way -- at least a few will drink and that's what we got to do."
In fact, West Virginia's governor actually jokingly mentioned an illegal wartime torcher. The fact that "at least a few will drink" indicates that a certain percentage of people will avoid the "death lottery" once they are made so uncomfortable by the government.
West Virginia is currently offering prizes and incentives for getting vaccinated. You can win money, scholarships, lifetime hunting and fishing licenses, and even guns. It's true, you can win guns in West Virginia. These are not just any old guns, but custom-made rifles and shotguns.
Just remember, in West Virginia, if money, trucks, and guns won't motivate you, the Governor is prepared to stand up and push your head in the water.
How do you feel? What do you think?