As I have been saying in the past, I really wanted to get back to this blog and make it a regular thing, to air my personal issues and grievances as well as comment on today’s societal issues.
But I guess I’ve been having a little difficulty with motivation, not to mention this presidential election and the threats of violence if the outcome doesn’t go someone’s way, as well as the COVID false flag hysteria turning the whole society into a dystopian, Orwellian nightmare. The masses are clearly being propagandized by the liars of the government and media.
Yes, a “false flag.” What else could explain the hysteria over a virus in which a majority of the people who have it are asymptomatic? And most of those who do have symptoms have mild cold or flu-like symptoms. It has a 99.9% survival rate even with those who suffer comorbidities!
Okay, I’ve written enough about COVID. I’m sick of it. Aren’t you? We know it’s not nearly as serious as the government and media fear-mongers have been claiming, and there is no good reason for lockdowns, business closures, or even masks.
Don’t get me started on the damn masks. In my opinion, the masks represent a suppression of dissent. The orders to wear masks have nothing to do with “saving lives,” but more to do with imposing obedience and submission.
If the masks not only have shown to be ineffective at preventing the transmission of virus, but can cause oxygen deprivation and bacterial accumulation that could affect one’s health by directly placing it on one’s nose and mouth then at the very least each individual must have the choice whether or not to wear it. Right? That’s the only decent and moral policy for masks.
The only people who should wear the masks are those who are caring for very sick people, such as doctors and medical personnel, according to the World Health Organization. (“Really? That’s not what the media propagandists have been saying,” etc., etc.)
I was very distressed by Libertarian Party presidential candidate Jo Jorgensen in a photo of herself with VP nominee “Spike” Cohen wearing those damn masks, and showing their obedience and submission to the State! That’s really what that is.
But COVID and the masks are NOT what I wanted to discuss here.
I wanted to discuss the many people now who are irrational and believe various things that are not the case, especially in the U.S. A lot of superstitious people out there, some would say brainwashed, or at least very indoctrinated, from their daily and hourly mass media and minute-by-minute social media, as well as many years of government school indoctrination.
For example, there are conservatives who worship the legacy, or false legacy that is, of President Ronald Reagan. Yes, he cut taxes in 1981. But what his worshipers don’t tell you or even acknowledge themselves is that Reagan then went on to raise taxes the following year. And his administration went on to do more shell games and con games for the rest of his years as president. (This article by Sheldon Richman and this one by Murray Rothbard are informative.)
The reason why I am bringing that up here is that, currently while “fiscal conservatives” and libertarians had praised Donald Trump’s tax cuts, we were not totally informed as to the whole story. Apparently, the corporate tax cuts were made to be permanent. That is why, with the cuts themselves, the permanence of the corporate tax cuts enabled businesses, i.e. employers, to better plan for the future as far as whether to expand their businesses and that means hiring more workers. That was a big reason why Walmart and others raised wages and gave more bonuses, and the unemployment rate dropped.
However, the Trump individual tax cuts were not made permanent. They were made to be temporary tax cuts, just like the Bush tax cuts of the 2000s! “Son of a B” as one might say. What a bunch of shysters and phonies, these politicians! So most people’s individual taxes will go up starting in 2021 and continuing until 2027, as part of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Thanks, Donald, you crumb!
But a lot of people have convinced themselves that Reagan was a “fiscal conservatives,” or that Trump wants the workers to keep more of their own money. No, Trump wants more money to go to the overly-bloated and undeserving federal bureaucracy. And we know that’s the case because he refuses to cut spending in any significant way, especially “defense” spending.
(Have you heard Sean Hannity on the radio? He’s a Trump worshiper if there ever was one. It’s sickening. Totally delusional. But, I like hearing his producer Lynda who sounds a little like she’s from New York. But I digress.)
Anyway, like Reagan, Trump also loves the police state (recent example), the war on drugs, and continued militarism. So to hell with him as far as I’m concerned.
On the “other side of the aisle,” we have officials who for months now have been siccing government stasi and storm troopers onto peaceful churchgoers, dog-walkers, and picnic-gatherers sans masks or not observing “social distancing” diktats, but such officials look the other way when violent thugs engage in rioting, looting and arson burning down businesses in many cities non-masked and certainly not “social distancing.” That was the biggest thing this year telling us that those officials are full of it. They are absolutely full of it, and we shouldn’t believe anything they say regarding the seriousness of COVID or how “concerned” they are, because they aren’t. They just have an anti-social political agenda that targets Christians and business owners and workers.
And by the way, in those cities such as Portland and Seattle that are all but destroyed by brainwashed hooligans, many of the businesses that have been burned to the ground are owned by black people and employ black people! Where is the concern by “liberals” for those black lives (as in “Black Lives Matter”)?
And then there are the mobs now. Are you one of those young activist punks joining mobs of angry chanting “protesters” who gang up on innocent people at a store or sitting at a restaurant minding their own business? I am getting close to age 60 and I don’t like living in fear that some mob is going to gang up on me and threaten me. I’ve been a peaceful, law-abiding citizen for all my life and would never treat others in that kind of way, or as a part of a gang of people ganging up on one lone person. If they’re going to intentionally terrorize innocent people, those mobs who do that should be charged with making threats and maybe even charged with terrorism. What do you think?
But regarding the ignorant economic beliefs that many people have, not just the conservative Reagan-worshipers mentioned above but especially the people on “the other side of the aisle,” they are not just “anti-business” but really anti-free exchange and anti-profit. Generations and generations of people are brainwashed after decades and decades of government indoctrination in the schools to have contempt for the “free market” and for profit, the peaceful, voluntary exchange of funds and capital with goods and services.
Don’t be anti-profit. We all profit. When you go to the store you give the clerk something you value less than you value the item you are buying. You are profiting from the transaction! Ooooh! I could go on and on.
But sadly, too many people are indoctrinated to have those anti-market views, and they believe that government bureaucrats, enforced by their goons the government police, must forcibly take away earnings and honestly-acquired wealth from some people to give it over to others. (And conservatives are among that crowd, too, by the way. Otherwise, they would support the Libertarian Party’s platform that includes the elimination of the income tax.) For someone to receive anything of value form others legitimately, it must be a voluntary, mutually consenting exchange. Anything that’s involuntary is criminal.
As I wrote at the top, I’d like to get back to writing on this here blog. The events of this past year and uncertainty of the future make that difficult. Will election aftermath include violence in the streets or even the suburbs? Will a President Harris, I mean Biden, impose the socialist agenda they want to force on us (like their beloved Soviet Union, Cuba, Venezuela, and North Korea)? Will the COVID false flag be even worse in the next year, with the outright forcible closing down of businesses, churches, synagogues (Mayor De Blasio is going after the Jews! What a schmuck!), and jailing of dissenters exercising their right to not wear masks that block their breathing capabilities?
It’s one of those times, quite frankly.