“2020 was an ugly year and so far, 2021 doesn’t look any prettier.
With mass lockdowns still enacted, businesses failing by the hundreds of thousands, rising suicides and drug overdoses, and a pandemic that still has yet to subside, things may seem bleak.
Surprisingly, the 1984 comedy classic “Ghostbusters” can teach us a lot about the situation we’re stuck in and how we can get out of it.
Hint: More government is not the answer.”
“The government is a big trap designed to keep people in its orbit.
You are supposed to work within the context the government provides to live your life, make money, and affect social change.
Or you're at least supposed to be too afraid of the government to step out of line.
But even rebelling against the government directly is part of the trap. It means you have accepted the importance of the government-- that it is capable of controlling you.
Harry Browne identified different "traps" like these that we fall into in his 1973 book, How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World.”
“The Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies Act of 2020, also known as the EARN IT Act, is a dangerous bill introduced by Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. If it becomes law, it will end private communication on the internet.The EARN IT Act is part of a long history of using sex panics to expand state power. If we fall for it this time we may effectively end freedom of expression and open communication on the internet as we know it.EARN IT threatens website providers’ and other intermediaries’ ability to provide end-to-end encrypted services. End-to-end encryption is critical to ensuring private communication and often personal safety.Like so many of the save-the-children bills before it, EARN IT will not combat child sexual exploitation, but it will be the largest expansion of state surveillance powers in recent history, eliminating private communication on the internet."Tip of the hat to The Honest Courtesan.
“This song was played frequently on KVIL in Dallas back in 1980. Until today, I had feared that this song was lost. When i came across a recorded performance today I was elated! It is a wonderful song of patriotism that this country really needs! Please watch it and share it with your friends and help revive the song!”
“In the years following the Civil War, Booker T. Washington devoted his life to helping blacks transition out of slavery and into freedom. While his ideas were never fully embraced in his time, today, more than a century later, they remain strikingly relevant. Derryck Green from Project 21 explains.”
“The 2020 graduating class faces challenges unlike any class before it. Uncertainty looms at every turn: job prospects, social interactions, and many other aspects of “normal life” once taken for granted. So what lessons can be learned from this unparalleled situation? Dennis Prager offers three.”
Arizona State House passes a bill banning critical race theory in public schoo
“The legislation, if approved by the Senate, would prohibit schools from promoting state-sanctioned racism and Arizona teachers could face a $5,000 penalty for teaching the ideology, if not counter balanced with an opposing perspective.”
Hey, L.A. Times—Don’t Tread on Hillsdale College
“The people of Hillsdale know how to live the good life better than credentialled experts and their computer models. We deserve to be left alone.”
OSHA Imposes New Rule For Employer-Required COVID-19 Vaccines
“Contractors criticize mandate to classify adverse reactions as recordable safety incidents”
Democrats’ H.R. 1 Election Takeover Would Also Control What Americans And Politicians Say
“Democrats think Americans need the government to protect them from offensive speech, but they push a bill that would be a disaster for free speech. ”
When Do Biden’s Gaffes Become Truth?
“Anybody making less than $400,000 a year will not pay a single penny in taxes.”
Hollywood Gives Gov. Andrew Cuomo Pass on Sexual Harassment
“Neither Time’s Up, nor Women’s March regulars, care about governor's accusers”
The Democratic Party’s Stasi
“The Biden Justice Department is “the shield and the sword”—the motto of East Germany’s Stasi—for the Democratic Party, protecting its own corrupt ranks while terrorizing any and all detractors.”
Derek Chauvin files for new trial in death of George Floyd
“Defense attorney Eric Nelson argued that Derek Chauvin's constitutional right to a fair trial was violated”
After the Riots: Kenosha struggles months after protest circus left town
“There wasn't a plan in place to handle the volume of people who came to the small city or the momentum that was building as a handful of bad actors turned the protests into a mob-like scene.”
Joy Reid and trans activist Charlotte Clymer bash Caitlyn Jenner
“The two condemned Jenner's recent statements suggesting that transgender girls should not be allowed to play sports with biological girls.”
Urban Growth Will Continue
“But the post-Covid city may be even more self-selecting.”
Corporate News Outlets Again "Confirm" the Same False Story, While Many Refuse to Correct it
“Journalists with major outlets know they spread a false, retracted story about the FBI and Giuliani but refuse to remove it, because their real job is spreading disinformation.”