GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING WEEK … (Politically Uncorrected)

From the week:

Science: A surprising new sea creature captured in the Ppacific (Report)

Energy: Russia cuts gas flow to Germany (Report)

NATO: Political promises developing unpleasantly real costs (Article)

Panama: Massive protests of unleashed inflation (Report)

COVID: Study ties booster to rise in excess deaths (Report)

California: Reducing food production in drought (Report)

More California: Worn out solar panels contaminating landfills (Article)

Politics: A plausible take on what’s really occurring backstage (Article)

 U.S. Taxpayers now bailing out failing pension plans (Article)

U.S. Real Estate: Mortgage demand drops to 22 Year low (Report)

U.S. Arrmy: Increasingly understrength (Vaccination mandate unmentioned) (Article)

Drones: Expanding use as private assassination tool (Article)

U.S. Senate: Dodges reaffirmation of limit on warmaking authority (Report)

China: Mortgage loan repayment strike is paralyzing finance? (Report)

California will track some sex offenders with GPS monitoring (Report)

Manufacturing: 3D printing creates parts when and where needed (Article)

U.S. Public Education: Polls show impressive decline in public confidence (Article)

The War on Money: A U.S. digital dollar will erase civil liberty (Article)

U.K. Government confirms triple/quadruple vaccinated account for 91% of 2022 COVID deaths (Report)

World Finance: Russia/China join to replace the U.S. dollar (Article)

Air Defense: Shooting down missiles – Update (Article)

COVID Treatment: Update and status of Ivermectin (Article)

California: Truckers shut down Oakland port in 3rd day of protesting state’s attack on independent contractors (Report)

Europe: Persisting toward economic suicide (Article)

U.S. Medical Schools: New requirement of competency in white privilege (Report)

Chicago: 7 dead, 18 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A naked man was arrested after following women at beach (Report)

And that’s all …

EDITORIAL:         The Practical Meaning of Democracy Is’nt Nice

Democratic governments inevitably rely upon the same repressive surveillance and punishment logic used by authoritarians. That is necessary because democrats and others share the same basic human behavior. The same is of course, true of their governors. The two situations differ in only one simple but important respect: Truly democratic governments are openly and legitimately afraid of their citizens; for authoritarians, that fear is covert and unacknowledged. Democrats restrain their governments with elections; dictators restrain their citizens with force. Both are paranoid and unstable

Normal human behavior guarantees that ambitious governors will expand the presence of the state. The resulting politicization of decisions is a transfer of power from the people to the state.

when the governors control enough decisions to feel secure, they move to emasculate or eliminate elections, initiating covert or open autocracy. That too is just normal human behavior.

Knowing this, America’s experienced Founders advised “eternal vigilance” – probably with more hope than confidence. It should not surprise that the currently omnipresent U.S. Government seems to be experimenting with transition as the fruits of its politicized financial mismanagement become visible.   

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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1 Response to GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING WEEK … (Politically Uncorrected)

  1. Thanks, I always appreciate reading your links. 🙂

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