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I had to fly to Boston this weekend to help my sister fix up her new house. I almost didn’t make it back to work on Monday, because my flight was canceled at the last minute, and I had to buy another ticket on another airline, which was canceled, and so on. I made it home eventually, and was less than amused to hear Pete Buttigieg’s statement about the rash of flight cancellations. He said that if the airlines couldn’t fix this problem quickly, then government would be forced to step in.
Ok, so let’s see here. So the government said that a pilot would not be allowed to work unless he had the COVID vaccine. Many pilots chose not to do so, and were fired. Which was fine, as long as nobody was traveling. But once people started to travel again, the airlines couldn’t handle the passenger load because they had fewer pilots available. Because they had fired them last year. Because the government told them to. And now, the government blames the airlines.
What’s most distressing about this is that it’s not even remarkable. This is how leftism works. Take a private industry that works. Destroy it with regulations & taxes & accusations of improper behavior. Then point out to the people that the government will take over this industry because, sadly, it doesn’t work for the people, the way our government does. Joe Biden is doing that to the oil industry now:
The president also said that the U.S. has a chance to transition into using electric vehicles and renewable energy. He said his team would be sitting down with the CEOs of oil companies this week to find out “how they justify making $35 billion in the first quarter.”
Biden and Buttigieg are very openly saying to the oil and airline industries, “Gosh, that’s a nice business you got there. It’d sure be a shame if something were to happen to it.” And then the leftists who accused Trump of being a tyrant read about what Biden is doing and they yell, “Go get ’em, Joe! Yeah!!!”
Meanwhile, the FBI just arrested a Republican gubernatorial candidate in Michigan. And searched his home. Very publicly.
Meanwhile, a show trial is being broadcast by all the major networks, to help Democrats right before the mid-terms.
Meanwhile, even suspicion that one might not support Democrats can get people fined or fired from their jobs. Even football coaches.
Meanwhile, questioning a very questionable election can get one removed from social media platforms. The limits to free speech are growing rapidly, although only in one direction.
Meanwhile, government agencies that used to have very specific jobs, like the FBI and the CDC, are now clearly simply leftist organizations tasked with promoting the Democrat party. But they’re still officially government agencies.
Meanwhile, our news media has completely abandoned any pretense of objectivity, saying “Fairness is over-rated“. Our news media now openly acknowledges that their job is to destroy the Republican Party and to promote the policies of the Democrat party.
Add all this up. Read all that again, if you can stand it. Think of it all together, for just a moment. You don’t have to connect the dots. The dots connect themselves.
This is getting creepy. Really, really creepy.
Leftists tend to gain power through subtle attacks on society. Once they have power, they tend to abandon subtlety. I suspect that Leon Trotsky would suggest that we take these open threats as, well, as threats.
I’m really trying not to panic here. But things are getting really, really creepy.
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