COLUMN: Is majority rule the same as the trash can? | Opinion
About two-thirds of the country has gone mad, plus or minus 10 million.
Those two-thirds are roughly evenly split among those who think all the news is false, the election has been stolen, that the medical establishment is trying to poison the population, that a deworming drug is the suppressed answer to the Covid pandemic, and those who think everything should be paid for by the government, secure borders are only for fanatics, work is optional (unemployment benefits forever) and deficits don’t matter.
“A house divided against itself cannot stand.” If that’s true, uh oh, because America’s political grouping is depicted by three barely intersecting Venn diagrams.
Money does not fall from the sky. Yet Democrats now act like it does and it should never be paid back. Massive deficit spending has been proposed in addition to already gargantuan levels. Anyone with children should apologize to them for the debt they will be facing.
Also tell your children that there is no need to work hard because testing is abolished and diversity takes precedence over merit. Just be different.
Helicopter dollars for the people are popular, and there was some justification at the height of the Covid pandemic. The economy was in the reservoir and jobs were lacking, but now with eight million people out of work and 10 million jobs posted, it’s just crazy. In the 1960s, when the government started giving out money to have children, we had an explosion of child births to single mothers. Since it is well established that marriage is a good antidote to poverty, it seems that the government is pushing people to become poor again.
Democrats have bragged about reducing poverty with all of these payments. Well, duh, if you give people money, they’ll be less poor. What does this do about the root causes of poverty and the culture of addiction?
Vote buying is and always has been popular – just ask Trump what his payments to farmers are, but Democrats’ documents have more zeros on the right.
Republicans have gone from the election was stolen to the vaccine part of a massive plot to steal our personal freedom as hookworm medicine is the best treatment for Covid.
In the scientific method, hypotheses are tested to determine what is true and what is not. Once a hypothesis has passed the initial tests, if it is valid, it should pass the falsifiability tests. In other words, if it can be proven wrong once, it is not true. There is no received knowledge in real science as in religion, rather potential facts evaluated and tested to see if they are real facts; while if God says that prayer works, it is accepted as truth and not tested, unchallengeable by believers. Another word for it is gospel.
The vaccines went through rigorous clinical trials (the Pfizer vaccine trial had 15,000 patients each in the control and vaccine groups.) Showing tiny, almost always transient side effects, dramatically reducing the chances of getting infected with Covid and risk of death – those who are not vaccinated are eleven times more likely to die from Covid than those who have been vaccinated. Yet so many Republicans believe this is all a hoax or conspiracy, that Joe Biden is the big pharma dupe, that all the news is fake, and that deworming is the real cure, which the mainstream media won’t report. not because they’re all part of the elite oligarchic conspiracy with big pharma, the god Dr. Fauci serves.
When all the news is false, there is no fact, no way to test the ivermectin-is-a-cure hypothesis. It becomes like a knowledge received as in religion. The gospel is not subject to refutation.
In a disease where 95% of those infected get better, when a person takes ivermectin, zinc and vitamin D and gets better, that obviously conclusively proves that it is effective. When charlatans prescribe these things regularly, it’s a real clinical trial.
So when the only randomized trial showed ivermectin to have no effect, this is false news for these people.
The far-fetched idea that all the little gray ladies helping in the elections were part of the stolen election, that even though Trump and his ilk have lost over 60 lawsuits without winning a single major lawsuit, shows just how bad the plot to steal is. the election was.
Since all contrary news is false, there is no way to refute it. It has become true by definition. So, the pillow man Mike Lindell dominates the overlord over reality.
To make it all worse, many elected Republican politicians who know better have just fostered ignorance, demonstrating that they are not leaders, but rather pathetic, cowardly, partisan and condescending cowards.
To unite us, a true leader who is not yet apparent must materialize, one whom I do not see on this side of the horizon. For the foreseeable future, unfortunately, it is a safe bet that this will not be the case.
All might not be lost: When you’re trapped in a sump, before you can figure out how to escape, the first thing to do is recognize the stench. Always, 🙁