Thursday, March 26, 2020

The dismal performance by the political class.

"Dismal performance by the political class" is the author's characterization but it's heartily endorsed by me. Bad as this all is, it is nonetheless gratifying to see the CDC toads and toadettes fall flat on their faces after chasing the will-o'-the-wisps of our indigenous maroon class whose net contribution to the health and security of the nation is exceeded by your average deplorable Zamboni driver. (Thank you for your service, brother!)
President Donald Trump's adversaries blame this [coronavirus] mess on his proposed [imaginary?] cuts in funding at the National Institutes of Health and the CDC. But those cuts never happened. Trump must take some of the blame because he was president when the CDC failed us. But it's doubtful more money would have averted this crisis. The CDC was too preoccupied looking into gun control, climate change, and gay and transgender issues.

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How indefensible that in this advanced technological age -- over 50 years after we put a man on the moon and a time when we have cellphones for less than $100 with the computing power of all the computers used during the World War-era -- the central government planners had no contingency plan to deal with a pandemic? So, we have been stuck with a Soviet-style shutdown of the entire American economy with curfews, food rationing and the equivalent of martial law in major cities such as San Francisco.[1]

They were not on the job and, like the entire political class itself, from FDR on, chased after nothings while driving this wonderful country to the brink of disaster, if not beyond. What did all that debt and fiscal diarrhea buy us over the decades except rejectionist, parasitic minorities, 40 million foreigners inside our borders (most of whom hate our guts while laying claim to our wealth), a gutted industrial sector, and a culture that can charitably be called merely lunatic.

[1] "$5 Trillion Down The Drain." By Stephen Moore, ZeroHedge, 3/25/20.


Andy Texan said...

Our rulers should be overthrow and {fill in the blank}. I wish the President would declare marshal law and dispense with them all as subversives who need to be cashiered.

Col. B. Bunny said...

A tempting thought indeed. Unfortunately, I consider a Trump a man of shallow understanding however much he evinces insight into how we've been screwed by past trade arrangements and pays lip service (sic) to the problem of immigration. He failed even to call what's been done to him since his inauguration a coup and sat there like a deer in the headlights while the various attempts went down. If he can't recognize HIS actual enemies and stick it to them then I don't think he's up to the task of slaying the Dragons of our Discontent where the massive problems of the entire country do their damage without push back, let alone identification. Ron Paul and Ross Perot are/were big picture guys. A few others in Congress. Clarence Thomas.

Basically, it's the Fates who'll drive this. Squander the greatest opportunity for liberty and what you get is what we got.