THE POWDER KEG Word Around the Net: THE GREAT CIVIL RIGHTS DESERT The thing that governments and citizens of the USA are very well served to remember is that people are going along with this not out of obedience or fear of the government. American people are not obeying or bowing to their authorities.
Suddenly, Neither Liberty nor Civilization Is Assured Once again it is about survival. Survival of the fittest.
Okay, the music is dopey, but this simple tutorial is worthwhile if you can’t get a mask… pic.twitter.com/d3wXI1fJoq
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) April 4, 2020
Sense of Events: Fascism, the American Left and the coming Amstapo Authoritarian and totalitarian governments have always relied on ordinary people finking out their neighbors. And today’s Democrat politicians are no different:L.A. Mayor Wants ‘Snitches’ to Rat Out Their Neighbors… All for a ‘Reward’
People complaining that @BorisJohnson got tested for Covid ahead of people who are not the Prime Minister. I mean, idunno, seems reasonable for him to cut the line since he’s running the entire fucking country. Just saying.
— Sean Ono Lennon (@seanonolennon) April 5, 2020
One Thing Of Which We Can Be Certain; When Given A Range Of Options, California Always Chooses The Worst One Crime running rampant? Decriminalize many things so there are fewer criminals! Some unknown fish is threatened? Destroy the most productive agricultural area on earth. Housing getting expensive? Make it almost impossible to build anything quickly through a maze of regulations and restrictions, so housing becomes even more expensive!
Flevit super illam : Essays in Idleness The season of death and resurrection is upon us. It has come, from Bethany. That donkey and that colt — they have now entered Jerusalem Town. Oddly, they carry Christ.
The store has started refusing the grimy canvas sacks the anointed have been using to display their love of Gaia. It turns out that the nation’s octogenarians are more important than climate change. It also means these dingbat moralizers will have to find a new way to display their virtue. Perhaps they should wear masks.
Privacy concerns are likely to be swept aside by the understandable fear of disease.As a fictional CIA agent explained to an idealist, people in distress will let government do anything to make the problem go away. “Ask ’em when they’re running out. Ask ’em when there’s no heat in their homes and they’re cold. Ask ’em when their engines stop. Ask ’em when people who have never known hunger start going hungry. You wanna know something? They won’t want us to ask ’em.”
Residents are now officially encouraged to inform on each other. “Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said this week that ‘snitches’ in his city will get “rewards” if they tattle on neighbors who could be violating the stay-at-home order put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.”
Liberty’s Torch: Notes From A Peninsula There is, however, a strong sense that patience is wearing thin. We want normality back. (NB: “Normalcy” is not a word. Would you say “cordialcy,” “legalcy,” or “frugalcy?” The answer had better be “Hell, no!”) Most Long Islanders have the sort of job that requires personal travel to and from a workplace. As with the rest of the country, nearly all such enterprise is in a state of suspended animation. At this point we must hope it can eventually be revived…and the longer we must wait, the slimmer that hope will become.
Dr Charles Lieber, head of the chemistry and biology department at Harvard University was arrested for being paid $50,000/month by communist China and over 1.5 million for opening up a lab in Wuhan, China. Two other Chinese spies in US arrested as well. #CoronavirusPandemic pic.twitter.com/v6QFsTpoIC
— Anna Khait (@Annakhait) April 5, 2020
My Evacuation from South Africa to Germany Some 25,000 Americans have been repatriated from over 50 countries in the wake of the global outbreak. The repatriation task force set up by the U.S. State Department aims to bring home another 9,000 U.S. national in the coming weeks, the USA Today reported recently. The U.S. aims to bring all Americans home, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo assured.
Sultan Knish: Identity Politics Lied. New Yorkers Died New York City’s politicized government had inhabited its own bubble in which filling the streets with criminals, protecting terrorists and illegal aliens, or encouraging unsafe sex, was ideologically correct. And the casualties of this ideological destruction, whether bicycling tourists in Manhattan, young gay men, or young women in Central Park, were easy enough to bury in press releases full of Newspeak.
Corona Meltdowns – American Greatness Nancy Pelosi: Gone are the mythologies that Nancy Pelosi was a pragmatic liberal voice of reason among the otherwise polarizing American Left, honed after years of paying her dues to the Democratic Party, as the mother of five dutifully ascended the party’s cursus honorum.