Don’t Trust Communists
I know, I know. That is a tough one, but, please try to keep in mind that Communists lie, and they lie big, real BIGLY. Their ideology and modus operandi rely on lies. Not only that, but you will find them more than willing, giddy, in fact, to see you and your family suffer and die in pursuit–“must break eggs to make an omelet, eh, Comrade”–of their goal to remake the world. Don’t believe me? See, for example, the nonsense spewed by Cheapo-Commie AOC and her cohorts. They seem dizzy with glee over the prospect of remaking the nation on the backs of suffering workers. They don’t want the economy to restart–but AOC, of course, won’t give up her six figure salary. Look over, also, the media and see all those “liberal journalists” happy that the economy has gone into a stall; see how they portray folks who protest the stall, and want to go back to work. The Commies hate them for it, and openly cheer for the virus….
Giving Totalitarian Crazies a Precedent
Diploson number two (DS2), who’s become quite a sage in a H.L. Mencken or Eric Hoffer sort of way, said that what worried him the most about the “lockdown” by government fiat due to a “health emergency” was the precedent it set. He noted that we could easily in the next few years get some enviro-wackos in control who would declare an “environmental emergency” and shut down the economy or those portions of which they did not approve.
I think Young DS2 has grabbed onto something quite real. We already see dramatic overreach in places such as Michigan and Virginia where Governors issue all sorts of restrictive edicts of questionable legality. The Mayor of NYC has sought to establish Cuban-style neighborhood watches composed of snitches. We have seen this sort of overreach before at the Federal level with Woodrow Wilson and FDR. Now, however, we have established that the whole country can be shut down on the basis of questionable “expert” information.
Time to end this and get legislation in place to make sure this sort of overreaction does not happen again.
Off to walk my dogs.
Walk over there and RTWT:The DiploMad 2.0: The ChiCom Virus: So, What Have We Learned?