Tag: COVID-19 CORONA VIRUS

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It’s just been announced that, considering President Trump was diagnosed with COVID, the next debate will be virtual. President Trump has declined, and instead, announced that he will hold a rally. I’m bothered by both of his decisions. First, I was very upset when hearing he and Melania had contracted the disease, and that he […]

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“They will give that trained virus to rats that have been genetically engineered to have human DNA to see if they can make the rats sick from coronavirus. And when they prove they can make the rats sick, they then try to develop a vaccine to stop the spread of the thing. And it’s called […]

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This morning from Business Insider, titled: “New Swine Flu Strain with Pandemic Potential”. It seems this one is a potentially strange and bizarre combo from birds, pigs and human flu! Once again, it all comes from China. These “new” viruses have been rolling out of China for two decades. What is going on?? Why do […]

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A new documentary from the Epoch Times gives us the ticktock on the CCP virus from the early days in late 2019, drilling down on the progress of the disease and the CCP lies from the very beginning, hiding the spread, hiding the deaths of health care workers, the hoarding of medical supplies while telling […]

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Roman Genn arrived in America in 1991, fresh after departing his native Soviet Union, where his caricatures resulted in what he refers to as, “many unpleasant encounters with police officials.” He sat down with our own Dave Carter for a freewheeling exchange about life in the US, where his immense talent and sense of mischief have flourished on the cover of National Review and many other publications. The conversation crosses continents and covers everything from the reaction of various public personalities and US presidents to Roman’s art, to his deployments with US Marines to the middle east, and much more. Dave reports that the only thing that caught him off guard was Roman’s irrepressible sense of humor, which caused face cramps on the part of our host from all the laughing.

Ricochet Member Lois Lane was kind enough to drop by and talk about her recent post, “Eating Out in a Restaurant in the Age of COVID-19,” and share her experience as college professor, teaching history and English. It’s a captivating discussion that you’re sure to enjoy.

Fragile and Breakable Things

 

Some things that break in society cannot be easily fixed.

I came to this topic in an ordinary way. I’m a klutz. Klutz is not quite the right word. Some in my family would say disaster or catastrophe, at least when it comes to handling physical objects. By physical objects I mean breakable anything that can break, bend, crush, shatter, disintegrate, rupture or explode. I’m out of verbs.

So now I have a garden, or budding garden (no pun intended). The last time I planted a garden was in 1974 unless you count a few patio plants. Unknowingly, then, I planted a garden big enough to feed six families.  I was one person and everybody else had a garden too. Think bushels of unconsumed produce.

The Wuhan Coronavirus in Michigan

 

For the last few weeks, I have been—for the most part—hunkered down at home in south-central Michigan. I drive to my office on the Hillsdale College campus two or three times a week to teach my seminars (“Machiavelli, Erasmus, and More” and “The American Constitutional Convention”) via Zoom. I would like to be able to report that I have used the time I have not spent traveling to deliver talks and participate in conferences in Pittsburgh, at Arizona State, Louisiana State, Harvard, Boston College, and in Portland, ME, to write articles and book chapters and get a start on my next book. But I haven’t. Instead, I have begun reading Decameron with my wife; I have watched season three of “Babylon Berlin”; and I have read article after article on the internet.

I will have to confess that I have not learned much that I did not already know. Xi Jinping and his minions lie and are more than willing to sacrifice the lives of their fellow Chinese in a vain attempt to avoid embarrassment, and the like can be said of the Ayatollah Khamenei, of Vladimir Putin, and of their minions. The CDC is incompetent. The FDA is so wrapped up in red tape that it cannot respond to a genuine crisis. The World Health Organization is profoundly corrupt. The models that epidemiologists construct are not necessarily more reliable than those employed by climate scientists. Donald Trump tends to say the first thing that comes into his head. Michael Bloomberg is a stooge for Xi Jinping. Bernie Sanders is crazy. Joe Biden is senile. Nancy Pelosi and Charles Schumer are attempting to take advantage of a public health crisis to push a partisan agenda, and they resolutely attack the President for foolishness they are guilty of themselves. And, yes, the mainstream press is so irredeemably corrupt that their antics would be an embarrassment to the yellow journalists of yesteryear. I knew all of that before I entered my confinement.

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Anyone notice how the “trust science over faith” crowd is always quick to deify scientists and science activists?  Dr. Anthony Fauci is clearly a good scientist, but he’s not infallible. As of early February he was saying that the outbreak wouldn’t be that bad and people should go about their lives. I have no interest […]

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  For those of us alone this Easter Sunday due to government edicts, it’s nice to remember ’twas not always thus. It started back in 1957. Jim Pop was the stupid city slicker who was willing to pay $1,000 an acre for 12 acres way out in Conn Valley—four miles from town and a mile […]

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