Here’s the latest reader question, along with my reply!
Rich asks: Eric, I commend you for being a beacon of shining light in all of this murky mess surrounding the coronavirus neurosis. In my lifetime I’ve never seen before nor anticipated such a gross or expedient clampdown on what we used to believe were our rights, especially in exchange for such an elaborate con. And with no substantive evidence either in my area or even from folks I know in an outbreak city.
The longer this goes on, you’d think people would have already figured out the ruse and revolted against the lock down, but no, at least in my state beginning in May we will actually be required to wear masks in public places indoors.
What really caught me off guard was the absolute dictator powers that local and state government have been able to enact in response to this fake crisis, and the mass public more or less going along with it. One thought I had was whether or not we can do anything about those in power if they can basically proclaim absolute power in light of any claimed “emergency”? My other thought was that if things had worked out differently in 2016, we likely would be under a national federal martial law. To my dismay, Orange Man has turned out to be rather milquetoast instead of stepping up to do the right thing against the grain, as a great leader ought to do. But at least he didn’t clamp down on the country, he just let local leaders do their thing instead. Which leads me to something that I never thought I’d be thinking in my lifetime. Can you see us actually electing a true dictator into the top spot? My spidey sense has been tingling very badly I this regard, especially since the last seven weeks have passed. Already our two party system is in dire shape, in order to allow for the election of someone such as the Orange Man. But even though the left leaning mainstream media have wanted you to believe he is a dictator himself, time has proven that he obviously is not. Somehow I see the greatest potential for a true dictator coming from the left, especially given the rabid nature of all the Bernie Bros, and the tendency for the rest of the public to say and do nothing. My greatest fear is that if we don’t choose properly, the next election in which we vote could be the very last where we’re allowed to participate. What are your thoughts regarding this?
My reply: I, too, am very disappointed with the Orange Man. Initially, I could see him being effectively forced to “do something,” though even then, it’s his job to act on facts rather than feelings. Now that the fact are readily available – especially as regards mortality rates (and who is at mortal risk of being Corona’d – i.e., the elderly and the already sick) and that the numbers in all cases are being very obviously exaggerated, it is clear that the Orange Man has been derelict in his duty by not calling bullshit on the whole thing – and using his power for good – by ordering the “lockdown lifted, using the power of the federal government to enforce that, if need be.
Still, things are probably better than they would have been – and will be, if Orange Man loses in November.
So, as much as I am leery of OM now, I will still vote for him since the alternative is guaranteed to be much worse.
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