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Johan Norberg: Despite coronavirus, Sweden refuses to shutter businesses and limit gatherings.

Roger Roots: A death sentence, for your own protection.

John Tamny: The unthinkable cruelty and inhumanity of the coerced shutdown.

Brian Shilhavy: Stop the fear-mongering! 12 medical scientists speak out on COVID-19 responses.

Thomas DiLorenzo asks, Where did all the communists go after 1989?

Dr. Sherri Tenpenny: Coronavirus: How soon we forget. Same playbook, different virus.

Lyn Redwood and Mary Holland: Dr. Fauci and COVID-19 priorities: therapeutics now or vaccines later?

Whitney Webb: Coronavirus: What Newsweek failed to mention about “continuity of government.”

Daisy Luther: “Travel papers” and the Pandemic Patriot Act 2.0

MassPrivateI: Facial recognition companies profit from COVID-19 by adding thermal imaging.

Daily Wire: British government lowered its estimate of severity of coronavirus last week.

Jacob Hornberger: Meanwhile, Trump is wreaking death and destruction in Somalia.

Politico: DOJ seeks new emergency powers amid coronavirus pandemic.

Last Refuge: Michigan Democrat Gov. Whitmer threatens licenses of doctors and pharmacists who prescribe Hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus.

Becky Akers: An open letter regarding closed churches.

Matt Agorist: As 911 gets calls for coughing neighbors, hotline allows people to snitch to government during outbreak.

Barbara Loe Fisher: The national plan to vaccinate every American.

Ron Paul: Like freedom? Then you won’t like the FREEDOM Act.

Robert Wenzel: Democrats are attempting to use the coronavirus panic as an opportunity to create a digital dollar and accompanying digital wallet for every American.

Bill Sardi: The current coronavirus pandemic is likely caused by more than one pathogen, and there is a missing antidote.

Richard Ebeling: Leaving people alone is the best way to beat the coronavirus.

John Vibes: Police in California plan to use drones to enforce quarantine lockdown.

Antony Mueller: Disease is bad. Government-forced shutdowns are often worse.

And Jon Miltimore: Panic has led to government “cures” that are worse than the disease, history shows.

In USSA, the Inmates Are Running the Asylum

Because of coronavirus COVID-19 panic and hysteria, public officials and media are intentionally exaggerating the severity of the pandemic, governors are ordering “non-essential” businesses to be shut down and ordering or “advising” all “non-essential” people to stay home and not go out anywhere.

This situation is now being called the “new normal,” which is not normal, but a new abnormal.

It’s literally craziness now in USSA, United Soviet States of Amerika.

Crazy activists are exploiting the hype and hysteria, and “liberal” governors are ordering businesses shut down and people out of work, in order to ram through another $2 trillion (or $6 trillion?) “stimulus” i.e. heist, as they insert all their little goodies and fascist takeovers, crony corporate bailouts, with paid family leave and sick leave and extended unemployment insurance and more. And they have their useful idiots Donald Trump and the Republicans going along with this new socialist paradise. Hooray!

But instead of more Washington stealing, why not repeal things and dismantle all the unconstitutional garbage in Washington? Like abolishing the IRS and the income tax and letting people keep and do what they want with their own money? No? Too radical?

And now we have people acting like insane lunatics, stores placing tapes on the floor 6 feet apart with “stand here” written on them, people with masks that will not have that much of a preventive effect, people frantically hoarding toilet paper and hand sanitizer for no good reason, and people calling 911 who are not having an emergency and people flooding the hospitals because they have a cold but are not having difficulty breathing.

So the inmates are running the asylum now. All this is crazy stuff. And I thought the irrational college snowflakes were bad. And the LGBT stuff and telling us that there are more than two genders. All nuts. But NOW…

But now…the stock traders who hate Trump have been crashing the stocks and are trying to sink the economy and cause a recession or possibly a depression because they pathologically want to see Trump lose his reelection. That’s how sick so many people are now. Bill Maher and his ilk have been saying they hoped for a recession for those reasons, and are now getting what they wanted.

The activists also seem to be trying to overwhelm the healthcare system as a means toward imposing the Soviet medical system they dream about.

The “officials,” like the drooling Hillary supporter “Dr.” Anthony Fauci, are saying they want to “save lives,” as are the fascist governors who order businesses shut down. But all the STRESS and ANXIETY, and the worry that the governors and other “officials” are inflicting will probably cause more heart attacks and strokes, and other actual illnesses, in addition to the financial losses these corrupt gangsters are causing.

Keeping people in isolation causes extra stress, in addition to their new worries and anxiety. If anyone really does have a heart attack or stroke or other serious medical illness because of Bill Maher and these nazi politicians, I really hope someone sues them! And I mean personally sue Gov. Gavin Nuisance and Cuomo, and others. They will be personally responsible for those illnesses, in my view.

And notice that the governors ordering businesses closed are “LIBERAL” governors! So what they really are is anti-capitalist, and anti-free market, as they are part of the crowd who hates and resents those who succeed and who can make a profit from the consumers who voluntarily choose to patronize those successful businesses!

The loony-tunes mayor of Los Angeles is now threatening businesses who stay open with shutting off their water and power! He is evil, just like Coomo and Nuisance. But I am still hoping to hear about more dissidents disobeying these “authorities,” and people living their lives as they have a right to do.

These government people are power-mad criminals!

And there are a lot of sheeple out there who support all the restrictions, really believing that such fascism will “save lives.” There are sheeple reporting on those who have gatherings of more than 10 people. The New Stasi, as well as the New Abnormal.

Your neighborhood brownshirts and stasi will turn you in for continuing to live a life. As with the “If You See Something, Say Something” crusade, these sheeple will comply with such requests to turn in their neighbors because this is finally something that will make them feel important.

Now, you say you want to prevent the spread of coronavirus COVID-19 to prevent people from getting sick and people dying, and that’s why the panic and hysteria and shutting down everyday life and commerce. But why aren’t people acting this way because of the regular seasonal flu?

So far, 22,000 Americans have already died from the flu this season, with 300,000 worldwide, compared to 784 U.S. deaths from COVID-19, with 19,000 deaths worldwide!

Why aren’t people panicking over THAT? Why aren’t we closing everything down and imposing home imprisonment onto innocent people to protect them from getting the flu?

And what about car crashes? In the U.S., 37,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2018. If the governors are really sincere about saving lives, they would make people stop driving on the roads and highways. THAT will save lives! But isn’t that ABSURD? So, obviously, ordering businesses closed, ordering people to lose their jobs and people to stay home like it’s Ebola or the Plague, when it’s just a bad flu that’s going around, is just as absurd! (IF you believe those politicians’ sincerity, which I don’t.)

And now in the news they’re saying that younger people are dying of coronavirus COVID-19, like ages 18-49, not just the elderly and already sick people. And I would like to know some important statistics, such as how many of the COVID-19 victims smoke or are ex-smokers, including marijuana smokers, and how many have asthma, lung disease or other respiratory illnesses? How many of these young people are vapers? That’s all the rage now in teens and young adults. But vaping has also been sending people to the hospitals. All those behaviors compromise one’s lungs and respiratory system.

And, when we hear about the numbers of “cases” skyrocketing, are the medical and government “officials” clarifying that they refer to laboratory-confirmed cases, or “presumed” cases or “suspected” cases? Are the 784 COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. and 19,000 worldwide really laboratory-confirmed? How accurate are the tests that are being rushed to medical facilities? How do we know there aren’t false positives, and that people might actually have the seasonal flu?

Do any of the media ever ask the “officials” those questions to get 100% definite clarification?

Sorry, but all the craziness, and fascism and political corruption and media dishonesty are infuriating!

And now, Sen. Amy Klawbutcher revealed that her husband has contracted the COVID-19 and “has suffered from a bleeding cough and dangerously low oxygen levels,” and is being treated. He “was healthy and had no pre-existing health conditions,” supposedly. But I want to know if he is a smoker or ex-smoker. Or if he is an ex-smoker, did he smoke heavily when he was younger? Was he a pothead? All that stuff will weaken one’s lungs and respiratory system and cause long-term respiratory problems or weakness. So, I would like to know that, if Frau Klawbutcher would like to tell us. And by the way, Sen. Upchuck Schumer sounds like he’s a smoker. Is he? Is he more vulnerable to COVID-19? (Not that I care.)

I know, I know, I shouldn’t make fun of Schumer, or Amy Klawbutcher, someone at a time like this whose husband is in poor health. But Amy Klawbutcher is a bloodthirsty neocon warmonger who never met a regime-change war she didn’t like. And she throws things at people. She is ghastly. (You see, most politicians are loathsome and icky. They just are.)

And also, it’s good that Amy dropped out of the presidential race, but she endorsed the Alzheimer’s patient, Joe Biden, as did several other former candidates, including Kamala Harris, Fido O’Rourke, Mike Bloomberg, and Mayor Pete Nuttygieg. And, of all people, Tulsi Gabtard has endorsed the Alzheimer’s patient.

Now, why would Tulsi Gabbard endorse Biden? So with all those others it already sounded suspicious. And now Tulsi? But Tulsi actually resigned her position as Vice Chair of the DNC in 2016 in order to support Bernie Sanders! So why isn’t she supporting Sanders this time around?

In my view, Tulsi and all those others would have to have been literally threatened or blackmailed to give their support for someone who clearly has Alzheimer’s. I can’t believe that TPTB at the DNC actually want Biden to be their nominee for President. So, obviously whether or not he “wins” the fixed and rigged primary campaign for the nomination, the DNC controllers will replace him with Hillary. In fact, I think that Hillary is going to be their nominee for a second time around. Doh!

But I digress. And it is not far-fetched to suggest that the media and Democrats and leftist people have been intentionally over-hyping the COVID-19 pandemic to cause the markets to crash, cause a recession, with “liberal” governors ORDERING businesses shut and ORDERING people to stay in their homes, because they viscerally HATE Donald Trump and droolingly want to see him lose this election. It is not too far-fetched, given their past. We know they lied and made up stuff about Brett Kavanaugh (who shouldn’t be a judge, but that’s a different discussion), they lied and made up the Russia-collusions scheme, and they lied and made up the Ukraine stuff for an impeachment farce. We know they support killing babies after they are born, that is how fanatical they are. So, as much as I loathe and detest Rethuglicans, their wars overseas, their wars on drugs, immigration and private property, the Democrats are literally crazy now. Literally. They would crash the entire financial system to not only see Trump lose his reelection, but as a means to implement their full socialist paradise, and shove it down all our throats.

Coronavirus Hysteria: Is Military Martial Law Coming to Amerika?

Donald Trump is now showing his true FDR-Hitlerian fascist self, with his now wanting to order private companies to have to produce certain things they normally don’t produce, in Trump’s declaring that he is now a “Wartime President” with fake news coronavirus COVID-19 hysteria.

And this after Trump’s many statements comparing coronavirus to the flu, which really is the case, and downplaying its seriousness.

Yes, it IS serious, but mainly for elderly people and those with other serious illnesses, especially for those with respiratory issues. And it is serious for those who have compromised respiratory systems, such as smokers. THOSE are the ones who should practice “social distancing,” and “sheltering in place,” not the rest of us!

Trump’s 180-degree turn to more idiocy and irrationality means he probably has been psy-opped by the power-hungry apparatchiks he has surrounding him, from the generals to the CDC propagandists.

This is a power grab for government medical “experts,” and government bureaucrats, too many of which are pervading and slithering in Washington and in the state governments all over Amerika.

Governors ordering schools closed, restaurants closed down and other businesses closing, and some mayors such as the mayor of San Fransicko ordering “shelter-in-place,” i.e. unlawfully imprisoning residents of a whole city!

And it’s all based on media over-hyping and inciting panic. Many lazy and ignorant local news media stenographers rely on the national news media and the New York Slimes and the Washington Pest, who get their “information” i.e. propaganda from bureaucrats and then regurgitate it all without question.

I noticed that many of those media propaganda-disseminators are either ignorantly or intentionally not reiterating that most of the people who get COVID-19 will experience “mild” symptoms and most will not need to be hospitalized. The media’s omitting important parts of the story, parts of the story that will calm people’s nerves about this flu-like illness, is causing or inciting hysteria and panic, and the sheeple hoarding toilet paper!

People are swarming to the hospitals because they have symptoms even though they probably don’t have the coronavirus. The hospitals are now being overrun by people with colds and flu, and/or hypochondriacs who have been scared sh*tless by the media panic-inciters.

And so what if they do have coronavirus? Most of them will be home sick like they have the flu! Most of the people, anyway. This panic is totally unwarranted!

Oh, the problem, we are told, is that people can be “carriers” of the virus and not know it. Well, that is the same situation with many colds and flu that are constantly going around all year! 10-20,000 people per year are dying of the flu, but we are not panicking over that. Someone who is a carrier of the common flu virus might be visiting Grandma and giving her the flu, which she may not survive because of age and/or other medical conditions that compromise her immune system. We’re not hysterical about that, are we?

So, this whole thing with the markets crashing out of panic is CRAZINESS! And that’s another thing. The newscasters are constantly referring to the fascist orders by governors and mayors, the markets crashing and other issues are due to “the virus,” which is NOT correct! Those problems are happening as consequences of the PANIC associated with the virus! It is the panic that is causing all these problems!

I’ve heard on some talk shows on the radio that various people on social media are showing delight in the panic, and showing glee in the markets crashing, like oh maybe now we can ensure that Donald Trump will not get reelected. If that’s true, those are really sick people.

After the “Russia-collusions” witch hunt didn’t work, and then the impeachment didn’t work, let’s try scaring the population to fear a flu virus and causing the markets to crash. Hooray! They’ve accomplished crashing the stock market and reversing all the gains since Trump became President! Are people really showing glee and joy over that? Really?

Meanwhile, the rulers of the cities and states, and nationally fascist Trump, are delighting in all the new powers they will be grabbing. And anyone who challenges their edicts, and who questions the coronavirus propaganda crusade will be censored and maybe even arrested!

What will happen to those practicing civil disobedience and opening those restaurants anyway, those in San Franpsycho leaving their homes and going out and about anyway in defiance of the mayor’s Orwellian order to imprison them?

Here is Judge Andrew Napolitano on “Freedom in a Time of Madness” in his addressing the governors and mayors’ totalitarian impulses:

We all know how central economic planning diminishes freedom and adds to the cost of products. Now we know that central micromanagement of health care can kill people.

But these mayors and governors were not to be outdone by the feds in their totalitarian impulses. Many of them, particularly in the northeast and the west coast, have issued decrees that are as profoundly unconstitutional as Lincoln’s efforts to silence dissent.

The governors of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut have all issued decrees closing most retail establishments, particularly all restaurants, bars and theaters. The governor of New Jersey is threatening to ban all travel after dark. And, the mayor of New York City is threatening to ban all travel all the time.

The fulfillment of these totalitarian impulses has put more than 1 million folks out of work, closed thousands of businesses and impaired the fundamental rights of tens of millions of persons — all in violation of numerous sections of the Constitution.

The Contracts Clause of the Constitution prohibits the states from interfering with lawful contracts, such as leases and employment agreements. And the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment prohibits the states from interfering with life, liberty or property without a trial at which the state must prove fault. The Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment requires just compensation when the state meaningfully interferes with an owner’s chosen lawful use of his property.

Taken together, these clauses reveal the significant protections of private property in the Constitution itself. Add to this the threat of punishment that has accompanied these decrees and the fact that they are executive decrees, not legislation, and one can see the paramount rejection of basic democratic and constitutional principles in the minds and words and deeds of those who have perpetrated them.

Add to all this, the protection in the First Amendment of the right to associate and the judicially recognized right to travel — both of which are natural rights — and it is clear that these nanny state rules are unconstitutional, unlawful and unworthy of respect or compliance.

But wait, there’s more: Now it seems that the military has secret plans to take over the country if the coronavirus (really, the hysteria and panic, and markets crashing, mass unemployment and food shortages) cripples the government.

What? “cripple the government” in Warshington? But that’s a good thing! Decentralization is what this whole territory of America needs to restore our freedom and prosperity. Duh.

So, according to William Arkin, the former Washington Post reporter whose investigative reporting revealed Washington’s huge military-intelligence (sic) expansion post-9/11 (an extensive investigative report that I referenced here), the military really does have secret plans for “continuity of government” in case of disaster, invasion, a crippled DC (Yay!), or “everyone in the government being home sick from coronavirus,” and so on.

According to Arkin,

According to new documents and interviews with military experts, the various plans – codenamed Octagon, Freejack and Zodiac – are the underground laws to ensure government continuity. They are so secret that under these extraordinary plans, “devolution” could circumvent the normal Constitutional provisions for government succession, and military commanders could be placed in control around America.

“We’re in new territory,” says one senior officer, the entire post-9/11 paradigm of emergency planning thrown out the window. The officer jokes, in the kind of morbid humor characteristic of this slow-moving disaster, that America had better learn who Gen. Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy is.

He is the “combatant commander” for the United States and would in theory be in charge if Washington were eviscerated. That is, until a new civilian leader could be installed.

In my view, all this seems to be a pre-planned thing, and the crazed U.S. military bureaucrats have been wanting to take over for decades. Finally, a moron like Donald Trump gets into the White House, so easily manipulable and psy-oppable, the military bureaucrats have their gullible guy to propagandize and get him to forget about “draining the swamp” and instead “Make America Worse Again” with new, unconstitutional power grabs to even further militarize and Nazi Germany-ize the country, all for the sake of feeding their hunger for power and control.

And that is why we now have all this coronavirus COVID-19 hysteria and panic. And the politicians, including the “constitutionalists,” are eating it all up “For Our Own Good,” and the news media are nothing but useful idiots to promote Amerika’s “New Way of Life.” If you thought post-9/11 was something, post-coronavirus will be something else.

And finally, when the military does try to take over the country, that will be the constitutional definition of Treason. Not only will they be constitutional oath-violators, but their violating of the rights of the people will be acts of Treason, acts of war against their own people, goddamn virus or no virus.

Trump, Mnuchin, et al: $1,000 for Everyone!

Apparently Donald Trump, Treasury Sec. Mnuchin and others want to send all adult Americans $1,000 to make things easier during this government/media-incited COVID-19 panic and financial crisis. They also want to put together a $1trillion+ “stimulus” package, with “shovel-ready jobs,” I’m sure, and other hand-outs to crony businesses, etc. Like Andrew Yang during the campaign, they are trying to bribe the voters to vote for them, quite frankly.

I have an even better idea. And I heard that someone else has suggested something like this. Given that Michael Bloomberg squandered $500 million of his own money on his presidential campaign, and that he has supposedly $50 or 60 billion, why doesn’t Mike Bloomberg send each American a $1 million check? That’s a little over $300 million, just a little part of his $50 or 60 billion. I know that would help me out quite a bit, as it will everyone, obviously. And it would be coming from someone in the private sector, voluntarily, not from “government,” i.e. taxpayers, involuntarily.

But as far as Trump, Mnuchin et al. are concerned, and their sending people $1,000, a better idea and more economically and morally sound idea is that they STOP STEALING from the people! Ya think?! Repeal the income tax and close down the IRS, end the capital gains tax, because that’s also stealing. And then maybe state governments can follow, including their sales taxes that are also examples of stealing. Ending government theft of private wealth and income would enable Americans to afford many things in life that they can’t now afford because government steals from them and makes them have less income and less in the bank to spend, save or invest.

And yes, taxation is theft, as Murray Rothbard pointed out, because it is based on involuntary transactions, just like a robber pointing a gun at you and ordering you to give him your money.

Coronavirus Hysteria: “Liberals” for Fascism, Police State in Amerika

Here is my latest article on Activist Post: Coronavirus Hysteria: “Liberals” for Fascism, Police State in Amerika:

March 17, 2020

Former Congressman Ron Paul is right about the government and medical fear mongers inciting panic among the American population. Bureaucrats and their media spokespeople are scaring Americans to accept unnecessary abridgments of their freedom.

And it’s very troubling now with the “liberals” and their calls for more fascism and controls, and pleas for censorship, just as it was with the warmongers after 9/11.

Bernie Sanders recently accused Donald Trump’s alleged coronavirus “unfactual information” of “exacerbating the crisis,” and said that, “the first thing we have got to do, whether or not I’m president, is to shut this president up right now.”

But all Trump has done is to tell the truth about the coronavirus COVID-19, that for most people is really no different from the seasonal flu. The symptoms are similar, and for most people the symptoms are mild symptoms.

For Bernie and the media propagandists, everyone should just obediently believe the hype that implies that COVID-19 is as serious as Ebola, and shut up.

(However, while Ebola has a 90% mortality rate, coronavirus COVID-19 has a less then 1% mortality rate. That’s quite a difference, Bernie.)

Like the neocon warmongers and interventionists who censored criticism of government psychopaths after 9/11, the “liberals” will be going after any speech that doesn’t fall in line with the official narrative propaganda of COVID-19.

After 9/11, there were many instances of government-imposed censorship. In the years after 9/11, Sen. Lindsey Graham said, “I wish we could find some way to hold people accountable. Free speech is a great idea, but we’re in a war. During World War II, you had limits on what you could do if it inspired the enemy.”

Note the “We’re At War” thing. We’re “at war” so Graham says censoring or stifling freedom of speech (especially our criticism of those imbeciles in Washington) is okey-dokey for him.

And Graham and his fellow statists also reject due process. He said that if someone is accused of terrorism, then, “If you’re an American citizen and you betray your country, you’re not going to be given a lawyer.”

Naturally statists who worship the high-and-mighty rulers do not understand that we’re talking about those accused of “betraying their country,” not people who have been tried and convicted of such acts.

But soon the non-hysterical and non-irrational will be accused of “terrorism” or of “giving people COVID-19” if we don’t go along with the hype and panic, and who knows what will happen then.

The “liberals” are now the ones with the “We’re at War” mentality, with the overblown, over-hyped “War on Coronavirus.” Unlike during the H1N1 crisis of 2009-2010 when Obama was President, now Trump is President. That’s different. So the Trump haters’ inner Nazi is now showing in full glory.

Besides the president of France Emmanuel Macron saying, “We are at war,” here in the U.S. government parasites like Joe Biden and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo are calling for the military to get involved with COVID-19. As Becky Akers notes, Cuomo has already militarized New Rochelle. (Oh, what will the Petries do now?)

Herr Cuomo wrote in a New York Times op-ed, “our best hope is to utilize the Army Corps of Engineers to leverage its expertise, equipment, and people power to retrofit and equip existing facilities — like military bases or college dormitories” … (For COVID-19 sufferers? Or for those who object to the “liberal” fascists and their police state? We just don’t know.)

And the president of Massachusetts General Hospital has said that “we need to think about this in almost a war-like stance,” so, I’m sure that he and the doctors have their battle fatigues on, the ambulance tanks revved up, and ready for the kill.

In Massachusetts, the alleged birthplace of the American Revolution, the liberal Republican Gov. Charlie Baker has ordered schools closed, a ban on gatherings of more than 25 sheeple, and he’s ordered restaurants and bars closed down. Other U.S. state governors are doing the same, and some are ordering more extensive bans and closures.

The sheeple are responding to the media and “officials” propaganda by flooding grocery stores and hoarding toilet paper and other goods, like it’s an impending blizzard or hurricane. The restaurant closures will elicit more hysterical crowding of the grocery stores, so the fascists in control might consider closing them, too. What then?

The rulers just don’t get the freedom thing, do they?

What, not let all the businesses be open and let the informed public make their own choice whether to voluntarily go into a restaurant or bar, or not?

No, NOT voluntary! “Voluntary” doesn’t enter the vocabulary of a fascist, or socialist like Bernie Sanders who wants the government to control just about every aspect of everyday life, with all the people being compelled by force to comply. OBEY!

With the stock market collapsing like in 2008, and many people now losing their finances and with the business closings many people losing their necessary commerce and paychecks, I am hoping that someone takes these bureaucrats and their dictatorial orders to court.

And what if business owners and their customers and patrons engaged in civil disobedience, and went about their lives as usual? What would Gov. Charlie Baker do to them? Arrest them? And put them into over-crowded jails, putting them at risk of coronavirus COVID-19?

And all this hysteria and government conniving with a contagious virus, that, as Dr. Jeremy Faust of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School wrote, isn’t as deadly as the media are making it out to be. Compared to Ebola, COVID-19’s mortality rate of probably less than 1% is quite low, taking into account all the people who have probably already had it but because of mild symptoms assumed it was just a flu or cold and so didn’t bother reporting it or even going to the doctor.

It is mainly a serious problem for those who already have respiratory illnesses or other serious medical problems, and for the elderly whose immune systems are weaker because of age.

And by the way, because of the media’s sensationalizing COVID-19, and with the fascism and militarism of this latest situation, just how many strokes and heart attacks might happen (or have happened) because of all the stress and worry being inflicted onto people by fear mongers and the stock market collapse and uncertainty they have caused?

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A Conspiracy Theory on COVID-19

One conspiracy theory, not that I believe it (although given the sick nature of the Chinese rulers it’s not unbelievable), is that the Chinese intentionally caused the COVID-19 coronavirus to spread onto the U.S. in order to cause panic and hysteria, such as we are seeing now with business and school closings and event cancellations, and a negative crashing effect in the stock markets as we are also seeing now. The Dow crashed down from its high of 29,000+ to 21,000. (However, it was at 19,000+ just three years ago when Trump took office, FWIW.)

Given that the Chinese rulers are extremely sick psychopaths in their evil treatment of their own people such as with the concentration camps, a.k.a. “re-education camps,” and their authoritarian social credit score system, it should not be a big surprise if the above conspiracy theory actually were correct.

But would the Chinese rulers have some kind of motive to do such a terrible thing, if that were the case? Well, yes they would have a motive, it could be their way of retaliating against Donald Trump and his collectivistic trade war that he started against the Chinese, which has been having quite a negative effect on the Chinese economy.

And yes, Trump started the war, and for no good reason. He has stated many years ago that he wants to start a trade war with China, as I wrote in a 2011 post.

Trump is an extremely ignorant collectivist, in which he seems to believe that “America trades with other countries,” when no, individuals and businesses in the U.S. have trades, contracts and transactions with other individuals and businesses here and in other countries.

As Don Boudreaux wrote in a November, 2018 article,

The American economy, though, is not remotely analogous to Caterpillar, Inc. Americans do not work for America, Inc. And there are no goods or services that we Americans are managed as workers to produce for sale to non-Americans. America is not a business that operates according to a shared, unitary plan the success or failure of which is recorded on a meaningful budget. Thus, the American economy – unlike an actual business firm, household, or government – is not an organization that can spend too much or go into debt. In reality, America, Inc., does not exist. Being non-existent, it cannot earn, spend, lend, borrow, or budget.

Besides Don Boudreax’s article on trade deficits, see Murray Rothbard, Robert Murphy, and Richard Ebeling as well. Given that Trump is concerned, irrationally, about trade deficits which actually mean nothing in the real world, he has no concern at all about deficits that actually do mean something, the U.S. government’s budget deficit and Trump’s trillion-dollar budget deficit!

But if there is a conflict going on economically between the U.S. and China it is one that was either started or greatly exacerbated by Donald Trump, in his ordering tariffs that are really the U.S. government’s way of waging economic warfare on its own people, as well as hitting the Chinese people!

So, China has a motive to retaliate against Trump’s economic warfare. Not that I’m saying that the above conspiracy actually is true or that I believe it. But when we have a leader who is psychopathic, like Donald Trump, he is like past psychopathic leaders of the U.S., including FDR, who initiated an oil embargo against Japan which provoked the Japanese rulers to attack Pearl Harbor.

News and Commentary

John Whitehead: This is a test: How will the Constitution fare during a nationwide lockdown?

Whitney Webb: U.S. intel agencies played unsettling role in classified “9/11-like” coronavirus response plan.

John Solomon: FBI’s Russia collusion case fell apart in first month of Trump presidency, memos show.

Andrew Napolitano asks, Can government restrict travel to protect public health?

John Tierney: Greening our way to infection.

Max Paderewski: One big reason why businesses have been canceling events because of the Wuhan coronavirus.

Larry Romanoff: COVID-19: further evidence that the virus originated in the U.S.

Charles Baird: Socialism must be authoritarian.

Jacob Hornberger: More dying for nothing in Iraq.

Zachary Yost: Opposing standing armies: a great American tradition.

Matt Agorist: Liberty activist “murdered as he slept” by S.W.A.T. team seizing his guns

Zero Hedge: Wikipedia and disinfo ops.

Rainer Zitelmann: “Here in China, hardly anyone still believes in Karl Marx’s ideas” — a travelogue.

James Bovard: The Census and Facebook: working hand-in-glove to censor the Internet.

Dr. Mercola: Vaccines studied increase mortality.

Walter Williams: Rights versus wishes.

And Laurence Vance: Abortion and Title X funding.