I will admit it. I’m guilty of repeatedly dismissing the logic of stockpiling guns in preparation for the day when our government takes a hard turn into fascism. In recent days though, I find myself reassessing that argument. Don’t get me wrong. I have no intention of buying a gun and I still think gun regulation is still terribly lax in this country, but seeing these now daily emails from city and county governments mandating citywide curfews has me disturbed.
As of this week, at least 21,000 New Yorkers are dead from Covid-19, with a few dozen added to the city’s count every day. More than 3,000 have perished in nursing homes, many more in hospitals. Some died at home. The most brutal toll came among those who were old, poor and in the outer boroughs.
After decades of having the cheapest gasoline in the world, Maduro said that starting next Monday a new pricing scheme will be imposed in some 200 stations located in strategic points of the country.
In the spring of 2010 the Middle East reached a tipping point. It was called the Arab spring. A decade later, we are in the midst of the American Spring. We are the country whose fuse is lit and ready to explode. With the stock market making COVID-era highs, the disconnect between reality on the street and the illusion created by printing money, lending at 0% interest rates and outright lies by the federal government, has now seeped into the psyche of the American people. The illusion that 40 million unemployed can be fooled by a check in the mail and bringing back sports is finally being shattered and the glass will cut deep across the political divide.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced details of the next phase in England where lock down measures would be eased He explained that the five main targets that the government set had been met. These are:
If you think the Libertarianism is a joke. You are. But we don’t have to be. It’s perhaps the only political party that values Freedom. You want to pick a party? Well let’s party on. Freely. Justly. Safely. Smartly.
When the Americans initiated the European Recovery Programme, in 1948, the US provided over $15 Billion (a staggering $159 Billion in 2019 prices) to help an impoverished and war torn Europe reconstruct its cities and hold communism at bay.
In 1492 Christofer Columbus “ discovered” what he called “The new world”, in other words Christofer Columbus immigrated to what is now the united states and claimed the land for Spain taking this land from the Native Americans. Nowadays people immigrate to the United States not to take something away from the people that live here but to find a better life, that they can not get in their countries. These people struggle even harder when they are not accepted but discriminated against and humiliated. Open immigration might scare some citizens because they think that immigrant people just come to this country to take and not to give. Agriculture, health care and technology are areas where immigrants have been beneficial.
Every country in the world experiences immigration, but The United States of America experiences the highest rates of immigrants. Even though this country was built on the backs of slaves and immigrants, citizens “ fears “ that immigrants would come and take resources from them. Illegal immigrants help to contribute to the economy of this country taking jobs that citizens find degrading. Obama’s immigration speech clarifies how the new immigration reform would help the Border Patrol, how it would help those immigrants that contribute to this country, and how this new reform does not apply to people who might come to this country in the future.
The main arguments articulated against the case for Scottish independence tend to follow three broad themes: that Scotland is too wee; that Scotland is too poor and that Scotland is too stupid. Although unionists (usually) take care not to be so offensive and brutal when making the case against independence as to say such things outright, if you analyse the substance of their arguments, the essence of them are quite clear.
In 1964, historian Richard Hofstadter published an essay called “The Paranoid Style in American Politics,” where he defined the cyclical way in which humans attack their political opponents using illogical propaganda.