GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

alfred_e-_neumannFrom the week:

Education: Will COVID close public schools permanently? (Article)

The pandemic: Gives rise to a California boondoggle? (Report) (Propaganda stunt?)

The culture: 1/3 of U.S. county jail inmates freed for pandemic (Article)

The U.S. national debt renders the economy an illusion (Article)

The pandemic: Expert claims lockdown isn’t helpful (Report)

Informant network: Pandemic ”contact tracing” network hiring (Seems expensive overreach?)

U.S. government clampdown on Chinese tech firm starts to bite (Article)

Surveillance: Hospitals installing cameras in patients’ rooms (Article)

California: Pays benefits to illegals while demanding Federal taxpayer bailout of deficits (Report)

The pandemic: Putting the wild statistics into context (Article)

Israel: Update (Article)

Surveillance: Some cities forcing re-opened bars/restaurants to collect customer’s data (Article)

The climate: Now it’s global cooling again? (Report)

Government: 68% of unemployed receive more benefits than when working (Article) (Why return to work?)

The Federal Reserve: Accelerating into a make believe financial system? (Article)

More Federal Reserve: Inflation! Inflation! (Article)

The lockdown is killing more people than it is saving? (Article)

Pandemic politics: Democratic U.S. areas hit three times harder than Republican ones? (Report)

 Los Angeles County: Unemployment claims pass one million (Report) (10 M total pop)

U.S. unemployment: Weekly new claims filed data significantly overstated? (Article)

The economy: 570 workers test positive (COVID) at North Carolina meat packer (Article)

Blame game: Politicians/bankers want COVID blamed for their economic failure (Article)

Univ. of CA drops admissions tests? (Report) (To develop its own)

The war on the internet: Online speech threatened by social media censorship (Article) (Indeed)

The [made,oc: Does NOT spread easily via contaminate surfaces (Report)

Washington: State loses hundreds of millions to Nigerian unemployment fraud scheme (Article)

Congress: How Nancy Pelosi is channeling Vladimir Lenin (Article)

Science: Earth’s magnetic field continues high jinks toward polar reversal?

(Article)

The economy: Pay cuts for workers moving to cheaper areas (Article) (Distorted economy)

Argentina: Defaults on bonds (Report) (Again)

The culture: New TV show has 15 men competing to impregnate 41 year old woman? (Report)

The pandemic: 81% of Canada COVID deaths were in nursing homes (Article)

Chicago: 6 dead, 32 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A naked man was arrested outside Popeye’s (Report)

And that is all …

 

EDITORIAL:         The Lifetime of a Human Culture

Western Christian culture held for more than a millennium and a half because Its values suited human biology and behavior. The arrival of female contraception (The Pill) pushed biology out of the way toward changed behavior. That has ended the Western Christian era. Women, one ancient biological chain broken, are now testing their new, wider limits by deconstructing the society that imposed the old ones. This is unsustainable in many ways, not least of which is the declining fertility. It is also depriving children of adequate parenting. Cultures die as surely as people when they have ended their usefulness to the species.

The great economic depression of the 1930’s decapitated the Roaring 20’s, bringing a return to better, more Christian behavior. The pressures of the presently oncoming economic depression will probably act similarly. Behavior will improve within a modified culture.

About Jack Curtis

Suspicious of government, doubtful of economics, fond of figure skating (but the off-ice part, not so much) Couple of degrees in government, a few medals in figure skating; just reading and suspicion for economics ...
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