GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING WEEK … (Politically Uncorrected)

From the week:

The pandemic: Mandated vaccine attacks the immune system? (Report)

Electronic warfare: New Israeli disrupter neutralizes selected electronics? (Report)

The pandemic: Worldwide vaccine failure (Article)

The U.S. economu: Towards a new Great Depression (Article)

Education: The continuing rise of home schooling (Article)

 California: Unexplained, sudden disability of seaports to be compounded by huge fees (Report)

 Surveillance: Apple turning iphone into personal identifier at taxpayer expense? (Report)

China: Economic headwinds? (Report) More: (Video) More (Article)

The pandemic: Study confirms COVID is a negligible risk for the young (Report)

Vermont: First U.S. state to provide free condoms to students (Report)

U.S. Crime: A rising trend described (Article)

The va pandemic: Vaccine risk exceeds all predecessors (Article)

U.S. Immigration: Illegals can apply for taxpayer benefits if separated from children (Report)

Science: Northeast China farmers were first speakers of Japanese, Korean and Turkish (Article)

South Africa: Severely increasing progressing energy shortage (Report)

Singapore: Life in an increasingly surveillance state (Article)

Science:  Replacing electrons with neutrons for data transmission (Report)

The Olympics: IOC drops rules barring men from women’s events; each sport to decide (Report)

The pandemic: Africa somehow getting off easily (Report)

Education: Parents home-schooled all ten children into college by age 13  (Article) (A commentary on public education?)

The U.S. economy: Returning to sound money (Article) (Recommended)

Chicago: 3 dead, 18 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A naked man was arrested after driving into and beating a woman (Report)

That’s all …

EDITORIAL:         Technologically Channeling the Politics of the Past

Once, politicians routinely faced crowds of their citizens and skilled oratory was a significant political advantage. Then, population growth put distance between them and most of their constituents, compelling speeches grew infrequent as the primary source grew more remote. The labors of politicians became less public and more ministerial.

Then, the internet joined TV and President Barack Obama saw the new, electronic bully pulpit on offer, making his presidency a continuation of his campaigning. President Trump took off from there, turning himself into the equivalent of an old style circus ringmaster via electronic communications. And now by co-opting the media, the Bidenfolk have transformed governance of the United States into a full time media production. An inevitable progression, given human behavior.

The U.S. President just used this new prominence to demonize a young man during his ongoing murder trial. If the new communications proceed to restore political oratory, will it be at the price of also restoring politicized lynching?  

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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