Friends, today I highly recommend to you this long article, which analyzes how deeply irrational much of the Western response to COVID has been, and how much this response has been inspired by, and sometimes dictated by, communist China. It's a frightening story of how oblivious and/or craven our political elite has become, and how far we've traveled on the road to totalitarianism in the last year and a half. Gird your loins, because it isn't easy reading.
In other CCP news, it turns out that China has made major upgrades to its nuclear arsenal -- so much so that we're in danger of being left in the dust. Needless to say, you won't hear Biden or Wolf Blitzer talking about that...
Here's a very interesting piece on the desirability of moving to greener (or, in this case, redder) pastures. The author argues that living amongst fellow Christians/conservatives can produce a major boost in one's quality of life. Having said that, it brings with it inherent challenges as well, which one would be remiss to ignore.
Cancel culture hasn't let up in the midst of the Afghanistan debacle. Check this article out. The "debanking" of Michael Flynn is particularly disturbing, given its peremptory nature. I encourage all of you to reconsider any business you do with JPMorgan Chase as a result.
Hey, guess what? The feds are now viewing my refusal to wear a mask, for instance, as a violation of your civil rights. In other words, mandatory, universal masking is a requirement if the civil rights of the medically vulnerable are to be protected. This is some extraordinary sleight-of-hand, when you think about it: the preservation of freedom now necessitates the abolition of freedom. Get used to it. It's clear that the Left intends to beat the drum of authoritarianism, which proved so popular in the age of COVID, much more often from now on.
Does it sometimes seem like federal spending is wildly out of control? Well, it's not all in your head. The bean counters in DC really have gone off their gourds. Domestic spending as a percentage of GDP is at all-time highs, and our yearly deficit is over $3 trillion!!! We're told all these eye-popping numbers will come back down to earth after the pandemic passes us by...but what are the chances of that ever happening? The powers-that-be are having way too much fun milking our pandemic anxieties for all they're worth.