Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Dear Liberal, You’re Not That Special

 

Pop Pundit: Mobs rule: Monster movie mobs and the politics of rageLast night I saw one of my exes post to her wall, the same familiar screed. “Oh my god. My governor is opening up the state of Oregon. Think of all the people who are going to die.”

I checked out the state of Oregon, it has a population of 4.218 million. It has had a grand total of 140 deaths. Over two-thirds of them are over the age of 65 and every single death had an underlying condition according to the stats I can find.

Sorry but you and your husband, a pair of 30-somethings who do kickboxing for a hobby, are going to be fine. You’re not that special.

Looking at these “continue the shutdown” people, they are the fearful peasants in the Frankenstein story. They are the people who burnt the witches. They are Christian apocalypse people. You know, the people carrying signs saying “the end is nigh.” Their lives are so meaningless they have to take strength that they are the chosen people living out the end times in preparation for the final battle with the Antichrist.

I am here to tell you, that the world is going on and passing you by. You’re not that special. You’re not going to die of COVID-19. However, people are dying of depression, people are going bankrupt, and are going to become poorer. We will see real inflation for the first time in many of our lives. Millions of people are destined to now die of tuberculosis in poor countries. The supply chain is disrupted and there will be shortages. Rich corporations are going to become richer and small businesses will go bankrupt. Alcoholism is surging as well as child abuse. Including molestation.

A friend of mine is a single mother. Her six-year-old son is now living alone in the house and is terrified to go outside. He hasn’t seen another child in two months. He is living in fear because of your selfishness. Frankly, that’s child abuse. You are allowing your fear to ruin other people’s lives so you can feel special about yourself.

That’s disgusting.

To all these people I have one thing to tell you: grow!

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  1. Stad Thatcher

    ToryWarWriter:

    You are allowing your fear to ruin other peoples lives, so you can feel special about yourself.

    Thats disgusting.

    What’s even more disgusting is they want you to stay home like them, even though you’re not afraid and just want to get on with life. It’s not fair you have what it takes but they don’t . . .

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    • May 20, 2020, at 7:25 AM PDT
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  2. ToryWarWriter Thatcher
    ToryWarWriter

    Its amazing how quickly they decided they wanted to shut down the border, as soon as it might threaten them.

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    • May 20, 2020, at 8:02 AM PDT
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  3. Ralphie Member

    Being a liberal is actually a very selfish position, in my view. Follow their thoughts and actions, and you find pretty high failure rate of what they intend and what happens. They follow the busybody of Sumner’s “Forgotten Man” and Lewis’ do gooder. In the end, it’s all about them. And they cannot control their own emotions and thoughts, so therefore try to control others.

    This virus is developing a cult following. 

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    • May 20, 2020, at 9:38 AM PDT
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  4. ToryWarWriter Thatcher
    ToryWarWriter

    Tom Woods is using the term Doomer. That is something that I will have to start using.

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    • May 20, 2020, at 10:04 AM PDT
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  5. Stad Thatcher

    ToryWarWriter (View Comment):

    Tom Woods is using the term Doomer. That is something that I will have to start using.

    Crybaby doomers . . .

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    • May 20, 2020, at 1:25 PM PDT
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  6. Ontheleftcoast Member

    As the bumper sticker had it:

    ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE UNIQUE

    JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE

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    • May 20, 2020, at 3:34 PM PDT
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  7. The Reticulator Member

    Not only are they not special, but they are also not liberal. 

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    • May 20, 2020, at 4:08 PM PDT
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  8. Bruce Caward Thatcher
    Bruce Caward Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

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  9. James Gawron Thatcher
    James Gawron Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    ToryWarWriter:

    Frankly, that’s child abuse. You are allowing your fear to ruin other people’s lives so you can feel special about yourself.

    That’s disgusting.

    To all these people I have one thing to tell you: grow!

    Tory,

    I think you meant grow up! Their attitude to life is that of an over-indulged 12-year-old. They could use a good swift kick.

    Regards,

    Jim

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    • May 20, 2020, at 5:53 PM PDT
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  10. ToryWarWriter Thatcher
    ToryWarWriter

    James Gawron (View Comment):

    ToryWarWriter:

    Frankly, that’s child abuse. You are allowing your fear to ruin other people’s lives so you can feel special about yourself.

    That’s disgusting.

    To all these people I have one thing to tell you: grow!

    Tory,

    I think you meant grow up! Their attitude to life is that of an over-indulged 12-year-old. They could use a good swift kick.

    Regards,

    Jim

    Thanks. That is exactly what I meant to type, but sometimes my mind is going faster than my fingers.

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  11. 9thDistrictNeighbor Member

    I once heard the same argument used to help someone get over fear of flying. “What makes you think you are so special that of the tens of thousands of people who will fly today, you will be on a flight that will crash?”

    Of course, that is a logical argument and we are not dealing with logic any more.

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    • May 20, 2020, at 8:58 PM PDT
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  12. Skyler Coolidge

    Liberalism preys on making people afraid. There are two types of liberals. Scaredy cats and the people who like to scare scaredy cats.

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    • May 20, 2020, at 9:23 PM PDT
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  13. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
    Bryan G. Stephens Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    It is the Great Karening

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    • May 21, 2020, at 2:38 AM PDT
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  14. Gazpacho Grande' Coolidge

    ToryWarWriter (View Comment):

    Its amazing how quickly they decided they wanted to shut down the border, as soon as it might threaten them.

    The whiplash on this one should leave a deep scar.

    But don’t worry: It’ll just be used as evidence that everyone, including the previously-woke, have racism running through their veins, and cannot ever be avoided or eradicated.

    They’ll wear their recognition of their inherent failing like a badge.

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    • May 21, 2020, at 5:17 AM PDT
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  15. E. Kent Golding Member

    My daughter and her friends were all in a local parking lot. Each in the open back end of an SUV ( hatch open). Vehicles all parked in a circle, at least 6 feet apart. They were prudent and cautious, just wanted to see each other and talk. Teenage girls are very very social creatures. Some older woman walked or drove up to them, Yelled at them for endangering the world with COVID and called the Police on them. Some people are crazy, and I have to wonder what the poor local Police thought.

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    • May 21, 2020, at 5:38 AM PDT
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  16. I Walton Member

    We think of them as liberals. Wrong word. They are folks who go along with the mob which is created by folks whose interests it serves. And the folks who manipulate them aren’t liberals. But they’re always a threat and as the system gets narrower and those with powerful influence fewer, we’re seeing two things. How things have always been run and why states and similar political organizations don’t last too many centuries and why the US whose founders knew these realities, made us bottom up. If we can’t get back to that we’ll go the way all states have gone.

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    • May 21, 2020, at 5:41 AM PDT
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  17. Seawriter Contributor

    E. Kent Golding (View Comment):
    Some older woman walked or drove up to them, Yelled at them for endangering the world with COVID and called the Police on them.

    Sounds like the woman has mental issues and could be potentially dangerous. Tell your daughter that the next time this happens she should call 911 and report a crazy woman is in the parking lot screaming out threats to strangers.

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    • May 21, 2020, at 6:51 AM PDT
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  18. OccupantCDN Coolidge

    Stad (View Comment):

    ToryWarWriter (View Comment):

    Tom Woods is using the term Doomer. That is something that I will have to start using.

    Crybaby doomers . . .

    Boomer Doomer…

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  19. The Reticulator Member

    E. Kent Golding (View Comment):
    . Some older woman walked or drove up to them, Yelled at them for endangering the world with COVID and called the Police on them. Some people are crazy, and I have to wonder what the poor local Police thought.

    I wonder if there are any studies showing how much further aerosolized particles get spread by yelling compared to talking in a normal voice.

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    • May 21, 2020, at 8:09 AM PDT
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  20. CuriousKevmo Member

    Was on a call with leadership recently where we were discussing how to go about returning to our offices. In a private message one of them told me she wasn’t going back, “it isn’t safe and I have a young son to worry about, we shouldn’t be reopening anything”. I mentioned being concerned for my friends in service jobs and the trades that aren’t able to work. Her response — coming from an intelligent person — floored me: “they need to learn a new skill, those jobs are dead”.

    Not sure she has thought that through:

    Who will fix her water heater?

    How will the food get to her house?

    Who is going to make all those amazing products we sell?

    and on, and on.

     

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    • May 21, 2020, at 12:43 PM PDT
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  21. James Gawron Thatcher
    James Gawron Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    CuriousKevmo (View Comment):

    Was on a call with leadership recently where we were discussing how to go about returning to our offices. In a private message one of them told me she wasn’t going back, “it isn’t safe and I have a young son to worry about, we shouldn’t be reopening anything”. I mentioned being concerned for my friends in service jobs and the trades that aren’t able to work. Her response — coming from an intelligent person — floored me: “they need to learn a new skill, those jobs are dead”.

    Not sure she has thought that through:

    Who will fix her water heater?

    How will the food get to her house?

    Who is going to make all those amazing products we sell?

    and on, and on.

     

    Kevmo,

    Up close and personal with a wonder woke. Really scary. How do people that meshuggah get around and even succeed? Truly frightening. One too many participation trophies.

    Regards,

    Jim

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  22. Weeping Member

    CuriousKevmo (View Comment):

    Was on a call with leadership recently where we were discussing how to go about returning to our offices. In a private message one of them told me she wasn’t going back, “it isn’t safe and I have a young son to worry about, we shouldn’t be reopening anything”. I mentioned being concerned for my friends in service jobs and the trades that aren’t able to work. Her response — coming from an intelligent person — floored me: “they need to learn a new skill, those jobs are dead”.

    Not sure she has thought that through:

    Who will fix her water heater?

    How will the food get to her house?

    Who is going to make all those amazing products we sell?

    and on, and on.

    And what about those who can’t learn a new skill? What about those who aren’t suited temprementally for another kind of job? It’s very easy to tell someone he/she needs to learn a new skill and get another job. It can be another thing entirely to actually do it.

     

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  23. CuriousKevmo Member

    Weeping (View Comment):
    And what about those who can’t learn a new skill? What about those who aren’t suited temprementally for another kind of job? It’s very easy to tell someone he/she needs to learn a new skill and get another job. It can be another thing entirely to actually do it.

    Indeed. The irony is, I doubt very much that she could learn another skill.

    I mentioned that I was worried about my brother, great kid, wicked smaht – he is in his 50’s and sells beer for a living. Her response “why can’t he just write a book on beer?”.

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  24. Seawriter Contributor

    CuriousKevmo (View Comment):
    I mentioned that I was worried about my brother, great kid, wicked smaht – he is in his 50’s and sells beer for a living. Her response “why can’t he just write a book on beer?”.

    This woman has never tried writing for a living. I have. I am making ends meet – barely – with my books right now, but I have two other income streams and a string of book contracts I am delivering as fast as possible. When the contracted books run out so does my income.

    My advice to anyone considering writing for money has always been “don’t quit the day job.” It is a nice second income, but an unreliable main source. If the day job quits you when you are starting up, you are in deep serious trouble. Starting up writing a book because the day job quit you is a recipe for disaster.

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  25. Weeping Member

    CuriousKevmo (View Comment):

    Weeping (View Comment):
    And what about those who can’t learn a new skill? What about those who aren’t suited temprementally for another kind of job? It’s very easy to tell someone he/she needs to learn a new skill and get another job. It can be another thing entirely to actually do it.

    Indeed. The irony is, I doubt very much that she could learn another skill.

    I mentioned that I was worried about my brother, great kid, wicked smaht – he is in his 50’s and sells beer for a living. Her response “why can’t he just write a book on beer?”.

    Even if he wanted to and could write a book, that doesn’t mean he would be able to sell it. A writer can’t force a publisher to publish a book he’s not interested in publishing. And even if the writer should find a publisher who’s willing to publish his book, the publisher can’t force people to buy a book they’re not interested in reading. In other words, writing a book about beer wouldn’t guarantee an income for your brother.

    (The pineapple is supposed to be rolling his eyes.)

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  26. Weeping Member

    Seawriter (View Comment):

    CuriousKevmo (View Comment):
    I mentioned that I was worried about my brother, great kid, wicked smaht – he is in his 50’s and sells beer for a living. Her response “why can’t he just write a book on beer?”.

    This woman has never tried writing for a living. I have. I am making ends meet – barely – with my books right now, but I have two other income streams and a string of book contracts I am delivering as fast as possible. When the contracted books run out so does my income.

    My advice to anyone considering writing for money has always been “don’t quit the day job.” It is a nice second income, but an unreliable main source. If the day job quits you when you are starting up, you are in deep serious trouble. Starting up writing a book because the day job quit you is a recipe for disaster.

    This! This! This! This!

    I should have finished the thread before I posted what I did. Seawriter said it better.

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  27. Seawriter Contributor

    Weeping (View Comment):

    Seawriter (View Comment):

    CuriousKevmo (View Comment):
    I mentioned that I was worried about my brother, great kid, wicked smaht – he is in his 50’s and sells beer for a living. Her response “why can’t he just write a book on beer?”.

    This woman has never tried writing for a living. I have. I am making ends meet – barely – with my books right now, but I have two other income streams and a string of book contracts I am delivering as fast as possible. When the contracted books run out so does my income.

    My advice to anyone considering writing for money has always been “don’t quit the day job.” It is a nice second income, but an unreliable main source. If the day job quits you when you are starting up, you are in deep serious trouble. Starting up writing a book because the day job quit you is a recipe for disaster.

    This! This! This! This!

    I should have finished the thread before I posted what I did. Seawriter said it better.

    Nah. Repetition is worth it.

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  28. Ralphie Member

    CuriousKevmo (View Comment):

    Was on a call with leadership recently where we were discussing how to go about returning to our offices. In a private message one of them told me she wasn’t going back, “it isn’t safe and I have a young son to worry about, we shouldn’t be reopening anything”. I mentioned being concerned for my friends in service jobs and the trades that aren’t able to work. Her response — coming from an intelligent person — floored me: “they need to learn a new skill, those jobs are dead”.

    Not sure she has thought that through:

    Who will fix her water heater?

    How will the food get to her house?

    Who is going to make all those amazing products we sell?

    and on, and on.

     

    It’s magic.

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