“BEIJING — This week, dozens of Chinese citizens died after the Chinese Communist Party welded their apartment doors shut and a fire broke out in the building, sparking protests. China has doubled down on its “Zero COVID” policy, however, and has tapped Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer to lead its COVID lockdown enforcement measures.
“Michigan’s lockdowns were wonderfully effective in slowing the spread of COVID as well as freedom,” said a Chinese Communist Party spokesman in a statement. “Our shared values with Whitmer, who we have affectionately dubbed the ‘Ice Queen’, make her the ideal candidate to lockdown our citizens under brutal totalitarian rule.”
Someone posted on Quora:Is socialism actually just “steal from the rich, give to the poor”?
My answer: In theory, yes. In practice, it’s actually “steal from the middle class and give to the poor and rich”, thus the concept of the “disappearing middle class”. The middle class do the most of the giving (dollar wise) but the least receiving. Thus people in the lower-middle class get pushed into the lower class.
The rich? Through various corporate welfare schemes and government contracts that favor corporations, they receive money.
The poor simultaneously receive money from government programs AND get the shaft. The shaft the poor receive is inflation. Most these socialism programs aren’t funded by “taxing the [evil] rich” as their socialist architects envision, but rather by the US Government “borrowing” money from the US Federal Reserve (or in other places of the world the government borrows from their central bank). The net effect of this “borrowing” is printing money. This printed money increases (inflates) the monetary supply, meaning more money is chasing after the same amount of goods/services, which causes prices to go up. This price inflation disproportionately affects the lower class (who has less “disposable income”), but also puts the squeeze on the middle class, especially the lower middle class.
I (Phillip Hofmeister, libertarian and near anarcho-capitalist) have much more respect for a rich socialist than a poor socialist. The rich socialist knows they stand to give something up for their believes. The poor socialist is just a whiner who is complaining they aren’t getting what they “deserve” in life (often because their own poor choices, habits, decisions, and work ethic). They are worse than a street bum. At least the street bum isn’t trying to use the government to steal other people’s money for their benefit.
What are your thoughts? I look forward to your comments.
Jason here. Though5t you might be interested in a heads up tech tip.
Over the years, I have had to back up my own videos, and have ..ahem ..had to back up videos that I knew would be scrubbed due to censorship and other thought manipulation, etc..
Most often, you cannot simply DL a video without becoming technically adept at finding source, etc. I found it was a lot easier to use a tool to do it. Having gone through a few over the years, the one I discovered to be the most reliable is the 4K Video Downloader. It’s cheap or free depending on use, and seems to keep up with the differing ways that video is presented or streamed.
I have been using it for about 3 years now without a hitch.
God willing, the gerrymandering nonsense by team Benson (non partisan my ass) will have failed in the 2020 elections.
Anyone voting for Democrats is literally by definition ..insane. Don’t think so? Try this – Insanity:
Severe mental illness or derangement.
Unsoundness of mind sufficient to render a person unfit to maintain a contractual or other legal relationship or sufficient to warrant commitment to a mental health facility.
Incapacity to form the criminal intent necessary for legal responsibility, as when a mental disorder prevents a person from knowing the difference between right and wrong.
Having said that.. Anyone voting for Republicans need to keep an eye on them as well. When our enemies in power hurt us, we expect it, but when our friends fail to defend us when given the opportunity and mandate, it hurts even more.
In the end, the gatekeepers of craziness can mean very much to us. To that end, what the Executive Director of Great Lakes Gun Rights Brenden Boudreau says is very true. (follow below)