Category: Socialized Medicine

The Testament of Dr. Fauci

Dr. Fauci, America’s Comforting Grandfather of Doom, says, “We need to hunker down and get through this fall and winter, because it’s not going to be easy.”  “Hunker down” is a polite way of saying “Ruin what’s left of grandma’s life with forced isolation, provoke thousands of suicides among the lonely and desperate, destroy the life savings and career aspirations of tens of...

On Those Who Are Not Getting Sick

The most disturbing and dangerous aspect of The Pandemic that Ate a Planet, according to our friends at Chicken Little News (the official information forum of foxywoxy.gov), is the fact that such a high proportion of its victims never get sick, as though it would somehow be better if a higher proportion of the infected required hospitalization. In this irrational End-Times climate of...

COVID Context

I just finished reading an interesting medical study published in October, 2019, regarding annual flu mortality rates. Given its currency and subject matter, it would be precisely the sort of study that would be getting cited by the news media and government health authorities, if those entities had an interest in providing useful context against which citizens might evaluate the COVID-19 pandemic for...

Terrifying New Tortures

The other day, I unearthed dozens of cases of overt fraud and deliberate misinformation designed to stoke unjustified fear and mass panic for the purpose of tyrannical manipulation — that is to say, I scrolled through the headlines on my Microsoft News homepage. As usual of late, most of the major stories were about COVID-19, and almost all of these were presented with...

More Random Socially Distanced Thoughts

Every positive coronavirus test, every increase in “cases,” every political aide or professional wrestler or meat packer or disco dancer found to have “infected others,” is trumpeted by the totalitarian bootlickers (“journalists”) as an apocalyptic event — and of course, as definitive proof that freedom doesn’t work. Geez, next thing you know, they’ll be trying to tell us we need tyranny to save...

Donnie vs. Bernie 2020: Two Visions of America

As a follow-up to my recent couple of posts related to Bernie Sanders’ surge, or momentum, or momentous surge, or whatever we are supposed to call it — I call it yet more evidence of the truth of everything I argued in The Case Against Public Education — I think it may be valuable to take a look at the real clash of...

The Great Progressive Debate: “Is this particular killing worth our trouble?”

Ah, it’s summer, the season of suntans, barbecues…and British court-ordered ritual baby-killings. This year’s death cult festival features the tale of a Roman Catholic family, opposed on religious grounds to abortion, fighting to save the life of their perfectly healthy unborn child from the government’s overzealous limb-rippers and head-crushers. Fortunately, for the time being at least, this story appears to have eked out...

Abortion for Abnormality, Part I: The Popular View

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to rule on a portion of Indiana’s recent law outlawing abortion based on abnormalities, deformities, or other imperfections discovered in pre-natal testing. Lower courts have already stricken this ban from the law, and Indiana anti-abortionists were petitioning to have the Supreme Court restore the original wording of the law. Clarence Thomas, the only current member of the...

Hidden Premises Revealed

“From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.” — Fair enough. I need freedom from coercion and from having all my practical efforts to improve my life and the lives of those around me undermined by hyper-regulation and confiscatory taxation. Do you have the ability to restrain yourself from coercively undermining my efforts? “Every child has the right to...

Trump Promises to Make Fascism Great Again

As I have often noted, there is perhaps only one political issue on which Donald Trump has been relatively consistent throughout his public life, including during his presidential campaign: socialized medicine. He loves it, thinks it is the greatest thing, and has frequently promised universal health care coverage, provided by the federal government, as his policy goal. That, after all, is why the...