She may be a socialist, but she speaks the right truth to power in the video. To save you a little trouble, here’s the lady’s entry at Wikipedia.
Author: John Todd Roberts
Trump Calls for Protests Over His Arrest
The writer makes a lot of sense, but I wouldn’t go as far as he does to dissuade people from attending a protest over Trump’s arrest. Biden and his cronies may want there to be protests, but I don’t think exploiting the event is a power play the Biden team can win.
I agree with Elon Musk: Persecution of Trump by federal authorities is likely to inspire Trump’s re-election. The corollary to that is the potential for sparking a civil war, should protesters be treated harshly. Either way, I believe most Americans will hate the situation more than the participants. Meaning, the Biden team will get the blame.
Here’s What Will Happen If Trump Is Arrested Next Week
In some ways this is a nothing story. The arrest may not happen and, in any case, there isn’t much one can usefully say about events that haven’t happened yet.
Still, it is probably best to not arrest a former president. Even if you believe in the pious cliche that “no one is above the law,” such an arrest will diminish the office. It would be like telling the world we are not a serious country; our most powerful people have no legitimacy.
It may be a core American value to regard our leaders as inherently unimportant — indeed, we may have appropriated this very notion from the indigenous peoples our European ancestors found so interesting (and vexing). But I don’t imagine that this is the way the rest of the world thinks. Should Donald Trump be arrested, Joe Biden and everyone who props him up will lose a little geopolitical stature.
Influencers and Subjective Value: They Have Something to Teach Us
If ever I thought about social media influencers at all, it probably was in a derogatory way, assuming them to be minor lights among Madison Avenue propagandists. The writer sees becoming an influencer as a viable, even lucrative career path with a solid, economic basis.
“Cheap” Solar Costs More Than Offshore Wind?
This is curious. One wonders how a story like this could even happen.
Apparently, Dominion Energy Virginia can purchase electricity from multiple sources, but chooses the most expensive option. There is no evidence of foul play; just weird decision making.
I read the story as an example of insular government operating in a bubble that excludes the people it supposedly serves. The minor insanity of irrational environmentalism is surely a factor.
Judaism and Abortion
In a recent Forum thread on abortion, the question of Jewish beliefs about abortion came up. Since I don’t know much about Judaism I have been reading about this topic and in the course of that effort I came across this excellent, if brief, summary of an orthodox perspective (from the source link, above):Continue reading “Judaism and Abortion”
The Gathering Storm
Source: The American Conservative.
The writer may be a Russian agent, a shill for Putin, a treasonous extremist, but I doubt it.
I think that geopolitical forces are arrayed against the U.S. in such a way that we must rethink our support for the war in Ukraine. Simply put: If the U.S. doesn’t stop the war in Ukraine, China will. It would be best if the U.S. ended the war.
Banking Troubles on the Horizon?
I don’t understand the banking system well enough to know whether I should be worried about the recent bank runs. Still, the banking system produces and — presumably — maintains the economy’s medium of exchange. Should widespread bank failures occur they will affect everyone in many unpredictable ways.
The writer explains how the current troubles came to be. His solution — restore the Glass-Steagall and repeal the Dodd-Frank legislation* — is probably correct. Or so it seems to me.
*Revised for clarification, 3:30 p.m.
Reina del Cid
I worry about the children sometimes. Then I watch the work they do.
Death of a Myth
Source: The American Conservative.
I have been making many of the same points as the writer for a long time now. He does it better.
A taste:Continue reading “Death of a Myth”