The attacks on Elon Musk seem like something straight out of an Ayn Rand novel. The successful and innovative entrepreneur is attacked on all sides by institutions and people who live off the system rather than innovate around and beyond it.
Jeffrey A. Tucker
The Covid response ruined everything the world identified with America: freedom, rights, decentralism, commerce, individual liberty, and bravery in the face of trial. Governments together with all the commanding heights betrayed all those values. We need to know why. We need to know how. We need to know who.
The denialists are those who actively promoted and enforced lockdowns, and now implausibly deny that anything happened at all.
The pandemic response enabled new government powers of surveillance, enforcement, and hegemony, resulting in the ultimate and global experiment in social management under the guise of science.
The top players who made the pandemic response happen are gradually being taken out of power and being replaced by people who believe the exact same things as their predecessors. And they have every stated intention of doing it all again, under whatever pretext. The great calamity is now the template for the future.
Corporatism abolishes the competitive dynamic of competitive capitalism and replaces it with cartels run by oligarchs.
Both right and left betrayed their ideals. The right abandoned its affections for limited government, free enterprise, and the rule of law. And the left turned against its traditional stand for civil liberties, equal freedoms, and free speech.
We are seeing a real-time example of how history is really written. The narrative is more self-serving than we knew. If all the power centers in society get something tremendously wrong, an informal conspiracy of silence develops around it, with the hope of just wiping it from the history books.
The deployment of the terms essential and nonessential, however, has no precedent in our language. This is because of a view stemming from the democratic ethos and real-world commercial experience that everyone and everything is essential to everything else.
They want the whole world to be their own safe space regardless of the victims.
The lockdowns did not improve health outcomes. They did devastate economic outcomes.
For almost three years now, many wonderful artists, intellectuals, students, business professionals, and musicians have been locked out of US borders, even just to tour around and see this great land and meet up with friends. It’s simply barbaric and yet there it is.
Fauci could have used his time in Congress to give a basic explanation. He did not. He chose to spread irrational fear instead.
What people used to say about the CCP role in the management of TikTok applies fully in the US today with all the main tech companies.
What we learn from Joseph Ladapo’s book “Transcend Fear” is that he has been a warrior against pseudoscience from the very beginning of this pandemic.
FTX, founded in 2019 following Biden’s announcement of his bid for the presidency, by the son of the co-founder of a major Democrat Party political action committee called Mind the Gap, was nothing but a magic-bean Ponzi scheme. It seized on the lockdowns for political, media, and academic cover. Its economic rationale was as nonexistent as its books.
We cannot allow that to happen.
I would rank Justin Hart’s book among those that should be considered a staple reading on the covid epoch. It’s as much a medical and political history as it is a psychological study in mass hysteria.
At issue is whether and to what extent the government itself has had a hand in encouraging tech companies to squelch speech. If so, this is unconstitutional.
When bureaucrats speak of their stakeholders, they mean their employees and the industry they manage, not the citizens.
The CDC’s great lockdown, mandate, and unaccountable bureaucratic “follow the science” people control experiment was an enormous flop. Abolish the CDC.
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