Jen Psaki, who reminds me of a cross between Pippi Longstocking and a Tasmanian devil, has asked U.S. citizens to “sacrifice a little bit longer” with regard to restrictions, lockdowns and other extreme measures being imposed during this stage of the pandemic.
Three months after taking office, Joe Biden — the man who promised Americans the swift defeat of the coronavirus pandemic — now has only one response to offer them: Make sacrifices.
The word “sacrifice” comes from the Latin words “sacrum” (sacred or holy) and “facere” (to do) — so, basically, doing sacred things. For centuries it was a term exclusively linked to the religious sphere of the offering. And that undertone of submission to a deity, which is more or less what the left believes citizens should do before the government, remains latent in the word.
In an (unsuccessful) attempt to be empathetic, the White House press secretary added