Chris Murphy Tells CNN There’s a ‘Sickness’ of Loneliness, but Fails to Put the Blame Where It Belongs – RedState

Chris Murphy Tells CNN There’s a ‘Sickness’ of Loneliness, but Fails to Put the Blame Where It Belongs – RedState

Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy is up for re-election in 2024. He arrived on the scene in 2012 and rode to prominence thanks to the Sandy Hook shooting. In his two terms in the Senate, he has beat the gun control horse and was instrumental in the passage of the gun-control-laden, “Safer Communities Act.” 

Murphy is running unopposed, which allows him to wax eloquent on whatever he wants without fear of his opponents using it in their campaigns or blowing back on him.  Now Murphy has decided that isolation and loneliness are the topics that need his attention. On Sunday, Murphy took to CNN’s State of the Union with Dana Bash to discuss what he considers a growing epidemic.

We’re withdrawing into ourselves. And with that comes a real sickness, emotionally, spiritually, physically. And it’s something that I think political leaders need to start talking about, because it impacts everybody in this country on the right and the left. It’s actually a wonderfully unifying conversation, because everyone in this country is feeling alone.

Hold on to your wallets.


Bash asked what got him so interested in this topic.

Part of it is having kids. So, I have got a teenager and a preteen, and I watch this generation really struggle with loneliness and depression and suicidal thoughts.

These smartphones, social media is just toxic for a lot of these kids. And so I think it’s probably my new role as a father of teenagers that has made me care a lot about the way in which this younger generation is withdrawing into themselves. And then I have seen this amongst my peers and my friends as well.

The typical Democrat mantra, “It’s for the chlldren.”

This is nothing new. It’s been in the works for over a year now. In early January 2023, Murphy and Surgeon General Vivek Murthy also appeared on CNN to discuss… isolation and loneliness. As Ecclesiastes said, “There is nothing new under the sun.” Any time Democrats are trying to get ahead of an issue, you can bet there’s some agenda at work.


While you were preoccupied with the latest Trump indictment, in May 2023, Surgeon General Murthy released a “National Strategy to Advance Social Connection.”  

“Given the profound consequences of loneliness and isolation, we have an opportunity, and an obligation, to make the same investments in addressing social connection that we have made in addressing tobacco use, obesity, and the addiction crisis,” Murthy says in his advisory. “We are called to build a movement to mend the social fabric of our nation. It will take all of us – individuals and families, schools and workplaces, health care and public health systems, technology companies, governments, faith organizations, and communities – working together to destigmatize loneliness and change our cultural and policy response to it.”

Opportunity? Of course, because Leftists never let a crisis go to waste. Obligation? That’s questionable. We see what good they have done with tobacco use, the addiction crisis, and the whole transgender agenda. Imagine what they could do when they set their mind to combat loneliness and isolation.

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Surgeon General Murphy’s SIX pillars of this agenda:

  • Pillar 1: Strengthen Social Infrastructure in Local Communities
  • Pillar 2: Enact Pro-Connection Public Policies
  • Pillar 3: Mobilize the Health Sector
  • Pillar 4: Reform Digital Environments
  • Pillar 5: Deepen our Knowledge
  • Pillar 6: Cultivate a Culture of Connection 

This is the same Democrat Party that advocated and maintained people be locked away in their homes over a supposed public health crisis. Now they are suddenly concerned about the damage these actions caused. It is so on brand for Democrats: create the atmosphere for a societal problem and then pretend to swoop in to fix it. 

The two scariest pillars are the “Enact Pro-Connection Public Policies,” and the “Mobilize the Health Sector.” This is part of the reason why they do not want a post-mortem on their response to the COVID pandemic because any analysis clearly shows not only their hand in creating this crisis but the destructive public health agendas that many are still battling two years later.

My strong recommendations: stop giving them inroads—Americans can start doing the work themselves to bridge the isolation and the loneliness they claim is a sickness in our modern society. I would even take their supposed studies with a grain of salt. This is the same government that claimed the COVID-19 vaccines were 97 percent effective and demanded everyone be jabbed.

It’s a new year: do a digital fast to break your dependence on social media. Resolve to get outdoors every day, whether it’s to touch grass or just to take a walk—even better, include another person (or persons) in that walk. Of utmost importance: become a part of an IRL (in real life) community: a church, a synagogue, a gun club (that will piss off Sen. Murphy), or any sport or academic endeavor. 

And tell your elected representatives that you don’t need them to address isolation and loneliness; they’ve done enough already.

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