Monthly Archives: July 2019

Antibiotics May Not Be That Helpful, After All

After my post on my ordeal with bad doctors’ advice and bad prescriptions, I had written a post on the possible contributors to my ulcerative colitis, including having taken antibiotics in my earlier years.

Now, an article on by Dr. Kelly Brogan, MD, gives a thorough, detailed analysis of the side effects of and alternatives to antibiotics.

Dr. Brogan writes that “infections have a natural course with an inbuilt capacity for robust recovery, so we may be giving undue credit to antibiotics,” and that there is “ample evidence that antibiotics take out the ‘good’ with the ‘bad’ bacteria and leave a trail of imbalance that leaves the patient more vulnerable…”

And, “up to a one-third reduction in biome diversity can persist longer than 6 months, even after one short course of the popularly-dispensed antibiotic, Cipro. This decrease in diversity can, itself, be a precursor to new illness. For instance, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is one of several chronic illnesses associated with low levels of beneficial bacteria. Dysbiosis (imbalanced gut bacteria) is also a precursor to autoimmunity, obesity, and weight gain.”

Among some of the “non-microbiome-based” risks, according to Dr. Brogan, include slowed fracture healing and acute liver injury. And she also notes there are psychiatric risks of antibiotics, including “irritability, confusion, encephalopathy, suicidality, psychosis, and mania,” with further detail on researchers’ findings in that area.

And finally, Dr. Brogan lists some alternatives to antibiotics, including colloidal silver, botanical herbs, probiotics, garlic and Manuka honey, with further explanations regarding each of those alternatives.

You’re Too Young to Marry, But Not Too Young to Be a Sacrificial Animal

The nanny state of Massachusetts Senate has unanimously passed legislation to make it illegal to marry under the age of 18. Now, I don’t believe that the government should get involved in marriage one way or another. Total separation of marriage and state. People shouldn’t have to get the permission of a government official to marry.

But if they are teenagers, the parents should have a say in that, obviously. However, there are plenty of people who are much more mature at age 15 than many people are at age 40. The same thing should apply to drinking alcohol or using drugs, by the way. And parents can have a say in those things if the teens are living under the parents’ roof and being provided for by the parents.

Meanwhile, advisors and recruiters for the U.S. military are suggesting lowering the enlistment age from 17 to 16!

What? I thought it was 18! When was that lowered to 17? But 16?

So, “unique benefits”? Like to Northrop Grumman? And Raytheon?

It’s a sick society, in my opinion, that engages in child sacrifice especially to serve the state. But at the same time the enforcers are throwing young people in jail for smoking or drinking something or marrying, or otherwise engaging in peaceful behavior.

Why would any sane person want to be in the military anyway? To sacrifice your life for oil, or for politicians egos, or for General Dynamics and Boeing’s profits? As Dr. Laurence Vance would say, serving in the military could be hazardous to your mental health as well. “No wonder so many veterans and active duty military personnel commit suicide, are addicted to drugs or alcohol, can’t hold down a job after coming home from Afghanistan, have PTSD, or suffer from mental health issues!”

Doctors Giving Antipsychotic Drugs to Pre-Schoolers

An article on Natural Blaze tells us that prescriptions of antipsychotic drugs for young people are being given more to pre-schoolers than other ages! I can’t believe that actual medical doctors are giving those kinds of powerful drugs to little kids. The kids are in their earliest stages of growth and development, especially their precious brains.

I think that any “doctors” who are giving those kinds of drugs to kids should be charged with child abuse, or “medical child abuse.” They are disrupting the kids’ growth to such an extent that it will negatively affect their lives probably for the remainder of their lives, in my opinion.

Dr. Peter Breggin has a page on our society’s giving psychiatric drugs to children, and gives a lot of scientific detail in this .pdf article.

Why So Many Police Suicides?

It appears that there has been an increase in suicides among police in the U.S. There have been four in New York City in just the last month.

One of the issues is that while there are a lot of stressful moments that cops have to deal with, there is a stigma involved in seeking help, according to 90% of the officers surveyed in an I-Team investigation.

But what is it that’s causing the officers to feel so desperate that they have to end their lives?

One thing is for sure, there are many more laws on the books that the officers are being made to enforce, that shouldn’t be on the books.

There are all the drug laws. Why did our society become one in which the government acts as our nanny-caretaker, and telling us what we are allowed to consume into our own bodies? There are so many laws now, addressing what kinds of drugs are in this “schedule” or category, all the laws that say how much of one drug can get you thrown in jail for two years and how much of some other drug can get you thrown into jail for 30 years. It’s literally a crazy scheme, I think.

The government says that possession of something is a crime, even if you didn’t steal it. (And I’m not a drug person, by the way, I am a health food and health drink person.) So possessing a drug, in this or that amount, is a crime, selling it to someone is a crime, buying it is a crime.

But these aren’t crimes, because there is no victim.

And where did the government get the authority to prohibit the people from using or possessing drugs? Where in the U.S. Constitution does it say anything about drugs or does it authorize the federal government to get involved in drugs?

And also, didn’t they try to prohibit alcohol? And they failed miserably at that as well. Why hasn’t our society learned from that?

So there’s this whole war on drugs that’s a failed, unwinnable war, and making police officers get involved in it, local police and federal law enforcement including the FBI and other agencies.

And the real criminals, in my opinion, are those with badges and guns who are breaking into people’s homes, shooting their dogs (and shooting and killing the people as well), terrorizing and assaulting people who are otherwise behaving peacefully, to enforce this authoritarian nanny-state war on drugs.

And then there are all the other kinds of laws that police feel obligated to enforce, such as all the bureaucratic code laws. For example, this guy Eric Garner being choked to death — that’s in the news again — by police acting like goons because Garner was selling individual, untaxed cigarettes.

First, if we had an actual free market, if Garner had a pack of cigarettes then he has a right to sell each individual cigarette if he wants to. There shouldn’t be any regulation of that. And regarding the taxes, well, the government demands that people pay some sort of tribute to the bureaucrats in charge just because of selling or buying something. Are the bureaucrats justified in demanding such a payment? Nope, in my opinion.

So, police are being given so much responsibility and so many laws on the books now to have to enforce. I think they are being trained to act over-zealously for no good reason. And that causes them stress.

And there are many officers now who are military veterans and who have PTSD. They witnessed (or caused in some cases) atrocities during war such as in Iraq, and that affects them. Some of them have already been given psychiatric drugs, from military doctors, which already screws them up before they have reentered civilian life and joined a police force. (See Dr. Peter Breggin: Antidepressants cause suicide and violence in soldiers.)

Another possible reason for police suicides that could be associated with having to enforce unjust laws and possibly having to forcibly detain, arrest and assault (or kill) an otherwise peaceful person, could be a guilty conscience. Such issues have arisen in the military and at war. The U.S. military has been experiencing record numbers of active duty suicides, and, Jacob Hornberger, of the Future of Freedom Foundation, thinks that such problems with soldiers could be a guilty conscience.

Police are often compared to military, especially these days with the ghastly militarization of local police forces.

And then there are the steroids that supposedly some cops use, according to Professor John Hoberman of the University of Texas, Austin, who has studied steroid use. This has been a problem for police departments in Miami and New York, and other cities who are now imposing mandatory drug testing on police.

Steroids have terrible medical side effects as well, including on the liver and the heart, and “can cause mania, delusions, and violent aggression or ‘roid rage'” according to WebMD.

So besides all those issues, I think that police have too much pressure upon them to have to enforce the many, many laws that are on the books, that shouldn’t be on the books, because they are unjust laws and don’t involve actual criminal activity in which there is a victim. As Wendy McElroy wrote, it would be a good idea to decriminalize the average innocent, peaceful person.

And this should at least help to de-stress the police.

Donald Trump, Authoritarian

Some people are viewing Donald Trump’s recent tweets toward four congresswomen as racist. He told the four congresswomen to go back to where they came from, implying that they came from foreign countries. Actually, one of them did, but the other three were born in the U.S.

But it was Trump’s reason for telling them they should go back to where they came from that shows his authoritarianism and true ignorance of what America stands for.

Trump tweeted, well, I’ll just quote the relevant passage: “…and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came…”

Here it seems that Trump doesn’t understand exactly why the Founders wrote a Bill of Rights into the Constitution.

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, that Trump swore an oath to “preserve, protect, and defend,” protects the right of the people to criticize the government that rules over them, and to tell the politicians
“how our government is to be run,” as Trump put it.

The First Amendment: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

Now, those four congresswomen are U.S. citizens, and of course they have a right to express their view on what’s wrong with the U.S. government in Washington. All human beings have a right to freedom of thought and conscience, so, even non-U.S. citizen foreigners have the right to criticize the U.S. government’s bad policies, just as I have a right to criticize the governments of Saudi Arabia, the U.K., and China and their bad policies.

But Trump is even worse than ignorant, because here he is a total hypocrite. For years, even decades, Trump has spent many speeches and tirades criticizing the U.S. government’s wars, its irresponsible spending, etc.

Congresscritters Want to Brand the People Like Cattle with a Medical “Patient ID”

There is an article by Dr. Jane Orient, MD, on the website of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons discussing the proposed national patient ID. As I have mentioned before, the AAPS is the decent version of the corrupt American Medical Association, a.k.a. AMA, the Establishment medicine group.

Dr. Orient says that the “Unique Patient Identifier” (UPI), as it would be called, would not work in the government’s attempt to deal with the nationwide opioid crisis. The claim is that addicts get their opioids from “doctor shopping,” yet, as Dr. Orient points out, 97% of the abused drugs are coming from a single doctor or from an illicit source.

Another desired purpose of the Patient ID is supposedly to prevent misidentifying a patient’s medical history and thus preventing medical errors. Are you kidding me? I personally experienced a lot of medical errors by ignorant doctors with their bad advice and bad prescription drugs!

And regarding how to prevent medical errors, Dr. Orient notes that “you need alert nurses and doctors—and the UPI is not going to fix the hazards of the electronic health record. The EHR, touted as the solution that will bring efficient, quality care, has created its own type of errors.”

And, “There may be critical gaps as patients withhold information they don’t want in a federal database. The new problem that brings the patient to the hospital won’t be in the old record—but may be the result of an old misdiagnosis that should be corrected instead of copied.”

Speaking of misdiagnoses, one study published in 2014 concluded that about 5% of medical diagnoses were in error, roughly 20 million people in the U.S.

However, prior to that, in 2013 a study at Johns Hopkins concluded that “diagnostic errors — not surgical mistakes or medication overdoses — accounted for the largest fraction” of malpractice claims. 28.6% of the claims were because of misdiagnosis. More recent studies showed that among malpractice claims 38% were due to misdiagnoses.

So I’ll bet the frequency of medical misdiagnosis is quit a bit higher than just 5%!

If the U.S. government forces any kind of “Medicare for All”  or  “single payer” (same thing) on us, then doctors will become essentially government employees or bureaucrats, so if that ever happens in America then expect that percentage of misdiagnoses to go up, up, up. (Because most government bureaucrats have no idea what they are doing!)

So, what the national “Unique Patient Identifier” would really amount to, and the real reason why government bureaucrats want this, is for tracking and surveillance of the people. Government bureaucrats like to have a lot of power and control, and that is why they don’t believe in privacy or medical freedom. And in medical care they don’t support the confidentiality between doctors and patients.

Heat Therapy Could Prevent Muscle Atrophy

Do you have a desk job, in which you are sitting at the desk and not walking or doing enough physical activity each day? And additionally there are those who drive to work. They go right from the house or apartment to the car and right from their work parking lot to their office.

Well, such inactivity could cause a problem or weakness in your muscles. But there could be a therapy maybe even as simple as heating pads to reduce the possible negative results of such non-physical activity.

One of Mark Sisson’s Friday links was to this study, which showed that “Daily heat treatment maintains mitochondrial function and attenuates atrophy in human skeletal muscle subjected to immobilization.”

In the abstract, the authors state: “Our findings demonstrate that daily heat treatments, applied during 10 days of immobilization, prevent the loss of mitochondrial function and attenuate atrophy in human skeletal muscle. NEW & NOTEWORTHY Limb immobilization results in substantial decreases in skeletal muscle size, function, and metabolic capacity. To date, there are few, if any, interventions to prevent the deleterious effects of limb immobilization on skeletal muscle health. Heat stress has been shown to elicit a stress response, resulting in increased heat shock protein expression and improved mitochondrial function. We show that during 10 days of lower-limb immobilization in humans, daily exposure to heat stress maintains mitochondrial respiratory capacity and attenuates atrophy in skeletal muscle. Our findings suggest that heat stress may serve as an effective therapeutic strategy to attenuate the decreases of muscle mass and metabolic function that accompany periods of disuse.”

So, if you are not exercising enough, not walking enough or not doing enough physical activity involving your legs and arms and so on, you could be causing loss of muscle function. That’s not good, especially in older people. But I guess if that occurs, then applying heat to the areas could help to prevent such a weakening to occur, or at least to minimize it.

Many Important Issues to Cover

I’ve been wanting to keep up with this blog, but there are times when I just don’t have enough time to write. My only Internet device is this desktop home computer, and I don’t have any of those little phones and gadgets that many people have now (and I don’t want to have any of those!). So whatever.

So far this Summer hasn’t been too bad, only a few days of very hot and/or humid weather. Last June through September was torture, with multiple 90º days and Big Humid. But so far this year, not too bad. (I’m in the northeast U.S.)

I hope the people of Louisiana do the best they can to survive hurricane Barry, now approaching with a LOT of rain and it looks like major flooding. I think it is hitting Morgan City. (I didn’t know Harry Morgan was from Louisiana.)

On the list of named tropical storms or hurricanes for 2019, one of them is “Imelda.” As in Imelda Marcos? I guess that means this hurricane will have a really big shoe collection.

Well, I’m all out of jokes now. I know, hurricanes are nothing to joke about. I have a little time now to write something, but haven’t prepared anything in particular. Maybe I should do this random stuff more, I don’t know.

But I did see this news story that seemed unbelievable to me. In Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a bill into law to legalize growing food on your own property. Excuse me, but why has that been illegal? Who would make it illegal for private property owners to grow food on their own property?

This couple in Miami Shores Village have been fighting with their local bureaucrats for 17 years, apparently. (I didn’t know that Dinah Shore lived in Miami.)  I’ve read about many of these kinds of situations.

Bureaucrats, if you don’t like seeing people growing food on their own property, then, rather than acting like a fascist, why don’t you offer to buy the property if it bothers you so much?

Government Criminalization of Encryption

The FBI and DOJ want to ban using encryption to protect your messages from being spied on by intruders, including government snoops, according to Daisy Luther. Daisy mentions the programs, iMessage, WhatsApp, Signal, Wickr, Telegram.

So far, the Commerce and State Departments want to protect our messages and conversations from those agencies and from ICE and DHS, and I assume, DEA because drug trafficking investigations are a concern.

But drug traffickers wouldn’t exist if it were not for the failed war on drugs. The answer to that problem is to repeal the drug laws, all the bureaucracy that goes with them and end the enforcement agencies, and end America’s nanny state once and for all. I think that many of the people on the inside of the bureaucracy know this, but for some reason they want the madness to continue.

And another concern of FBI and DOJ is terrorism investigations. Hmmm. Perhaps stop invading and bombing those other countries where the terrorists are from? As Chalmers Johnson has stated, incidents of terrorism have been “blowback” against invasive and violent U.S. foreign policy.

I think that bureaucrats have a totally different way of thinking than normal people like you and me. They need to justify their offices and expanded powers, and their huge budgets. (I am sure that many of them have never worked in the private sector, or so it seems. Congress just gives them everything they want — in contrast, voluntary consumers in the private sector, not so much.)

And perhaps the bureaucrats just like to spy on the people for the sake of spying on the people and prying into their private lives? They need access. They must have access. So they demand an end to encryption. I think it’s a power trip. But can you imagine private investigators going into other people’s mail and phone messages? (They can’t do that because they are not part of the forced government monopoly.)

The New “McCarthy Hearings” of the Forced Vaccine Era

Barbara Loe Fisher of the National Vaccine Information Center defends our freedom to dissent and writes about the new blacklist in America. She gives many footnoted references regarding how the right of the individual to one’s bodily integrity has been attacked by the new ruling class, and “extraordinary efforts by industry, medical trade and government to delegitimize free speech about vaccination unless it conforms with government policy has given a green light to corporate-owned mainline media outlets to use name calling and other yellow journalism techniques to legitimize the stripping of civil liberties from public health laws…”

She also provides a good comparison of what’s been happening now to the McCarthy hearings of the 1950s. But instead of someone “now or have ever been a communist,” it’s in reference to being “anti-vax,” even though many of the skeptics are not anti-vaccine per se, but are merely advocates of choice, the right to choose not to possibly be poisoned especially if one is already healthy.

If someone doesn’t want to take an unnecessary risk, then you leave him alone. That’s the American way of freedom. Healthy people who do not have a particular disease are not a danger to you.

Independence Day in the U.S.

It’s not really “Fourth of July Day,” or “Fireworks Day,” but Independence Day, the celebration of America’s independence. I don’t think we have as much “independence” in America as people may have had many decades ago here, but whatever.

So the Declaration of Independence is an important read, I think.

The Declaration of Independence

Written by Thomas Jefferson, with changes made by John Adams and Benjamin Franklin

July 4, 1776

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

The Decline of MS Word

There is an article by Chas Holloway on how MS Word has been changing writers’ sentences and replacing what is written with politically correct words and phrases.

It’s bad enough when MS Word “corrects” my writing with grammatically incorrect phrases, which is why I turned off auto-correct a long time ago. But now it is changing what you’re writing to instead show something someone else is writing! How sick is that? And that “someone else” being the one(s) who write in the code to include those specific words or phrases to change to. It’s like having some kind of nanny teacher standing over our shoulder correcting our writing, when in fact many of those “teachers” are themselves dumb clucks and it is they who need to be corrected!

Look, if a writer is writing something “politically incorrect,” so what? This here situation is the kind of thing that makes me want to use the “F” word in criticizing these bozos, but I don’t use that kind of language, so I will continue to refrain from that. But do you get my point?

Another problem with MS Word that I was having was I would write something in there and paste it all into a blog, but then when switching to the blog’s HTML, the HTML had all this code crap so that it was not editable to me, as far as “cleaning up” the HTML to neaten up the final appearance. (The extra HTML code crap was from MS Word, not WordPress.)

Anyway, I only use MS word now to edit existing pages there. But for writing, I’ve been using this WordPress blog software or my Thunderbird email compose box as a text editor.

I haven’t updated my MS Word for several years, and am not about to because a while ago I read that the update on my particular computer will or probably will have some compatibility issues with some other programs I have. So the last time it was updated was 2013. I suppose I will have to get a new version at some point when I get a new computer, whenever that might be. (I hope the new version has the option of turning off auto-correct. If they don’t give you that option, they are fascists, in my opinion.)

But not only does the newest fiasco with MS Word show the decline of Micro$oft, but the decline of the whole tech industry, as far as I’m concerned. This political correctness stuff is out of control now, to the point of promoting outright ignorance and even craziness, quite frankly.

Besides software giants like Micro$oft ruining their own products, the social media platforms also are now engaging in “anti-hate” censorship, when the things they are censoring are not hateful at all, but are merely non-conforming views and those who do not subscribe to the political correctness craziness points of view that we see from many of those now in the tech industry.

So in the name of PC and intolerance toward different points of view, and toward different styles of speech and writing, many of these tech industries are ruining their own products.