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Events have been accelerating. We saw the warning signs and now we are in the maelstrom. Two posts from earlier in the Member Feed highlight the latest warnings: Barr vs Nadler Live (as well as @ susanquinn’s The Hearing of Attorney General Barr Is an Abomination) and The Video That YouTube, Facebook and Twitter Have Censored. The former is the outrageous conduct of the Democrat jackals with AG Barr. As many on Ricochet have remarked, if anything Barr has been so neutral and even-handed in the administration of justice that one worries that he is not aggressive enough to save the nation. But, no, the Democrats have to demonize anyone who is not firmly committed to their vision of chaos.
We are approaching a very weird election in which one of our major parties is taking a stand in favor of rioting, looting, arson, destruction of federal property, and violent attacks on law enforcement. The Democrats seem to think that this is a winning formula. If it is, our republic is doomed.
And yet, many Republicans seem far too complacent about what is going on. Why? The second post involves tech giants taking maximum advantage of their Congressionally granted exemption from publication liability to censor speech. The Republicans (or at least those that support President Trump) are the target and yet too few of our politicians are sounding the alarm.
Can we avoid Heinlein’s famous formulation:
“Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.
This is known as “bad luck.”
Are we in for an extended run of “bad luck”?Published in