Category: America Descending

The New Moral Math, or A Hundred Thousand Mirrors

One of the most disturbing social symptoms of America’s coronavirus epidemic is a malady we may call mathematical hysteria: the inability, and even unwillingness, of millions of ordinarily rational adults to look at the numbers dancing before their panic-stricken minds with any sort of context-related sobriety. And perhaps the ugliest manifestation of this mathematical hysteria is the moral argument that this outbreak warrants...

Gimme Some Money!

Donald Trump signs a two trillion dollar stimulus package, passed in bipartisan fashion at lightning speed, before anyone stops to (a) read the law, or (b) find out whether any of this “stimulus” is even needed. And that, of course, is completely leaving aside the more fundamental question — but who worries about those anymore? — of whether the government of an ostensibly...

Musings from the edge of doom

News headline I just read, from our good comrades at The New York Times: “U.S. Now Leads the World in Confirmed Coronavirus Cases.” The world-leading number of confirmed infections: 81,321. “Oh my god, that’s so many people! What are we going to do?” Well, the first thing you could do is consider this number: 40,000,000. For that is a rough estimate of the...

One more stab at the “mortality rate” nonsense

As America’s mass hysteria pandemic picks up steam, and the U.S. Federal Government warms to the task of bankrupting and enslaving the nation for generations, I have noticed a new uptick — the dreaded “second wave” — in people online trying to justify their irrational fear by citing the “fact” that this coronavirus has a mortality rate eight, ten, or fourteen times higher...

Stimulated to Death (Updated with more stimulation)

The United States Senate just passed [I have spoken too quickly! — see below] a “stimulus package,” supposedly in response to the economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak. This stimulus package — what a fabulously Orwellian term for such a bill — involves roughly two trillion dollars in government redistribution. Just to be clear about the meaning of that number: Two trillion dollars...

A Problem on the Horizon for Virus Alarmists?

One of the most interesting trends in coronavirus propaganda since the virus hit North America — or rather, since it hit an American news media desperate for a new political strategy for defeating Donald Trump, if we are to be perfectly honest — is the frequent appearance of “shock” stories about celebrities testing positive for the virus.  First it was Sophie Grégoire (Trudeau),...

Goodbye, America

I just read this “breaking news”: California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a “stay at home” order for the entire state at a Thursday evening press conference. The order is set to go into effect at midnight. A stay at home order for the entire state, the biggest one in the Union. I believe they used to call that enslavement.  And yet today, over...

More Notes from the End (Updated with more End!)

U.S. Senate majority leader and Trump puppet-master Mitch McConnell, speaking about the senate vote on Congress’s “emergency relief package” for coronavirus: “My counsel to them is to gag and vote for it,” he said. “We’re able to rise above our normal partisanship and many times our normal positions because these are not ordinary times. This is not an ordinary time,” he said. He’s...

American Socialism Explained

For decades, conservatives, libertarians, and just plain semi-reasonable homo sapiens have returned, with a combination of wonder and incredulity, to the question of how anyone, barring outright malevolence, could possibly continue to see socialism as in any way superior to, let alone more just than, the glorious success that is the American experiment in economic freedom and constitutionally limited government. Here’s the answer:...

On Not Preaching to the Reverted

I have nothing to say today about Roger Stone’s sentencing, or Donald Trump’s almost certain eventual presidential pardon of Stone, which he will issue for no reason other than because Stone is a Trump “strategist” (aka sycophant). Nor do I have any conjectures to make about Trump’s rehiring of a very young “loyalist” (aka bootlicking groupie) as head of the presidential personnel office,...