St. Thomas Moore had his Utopia, Marx and Engels had their Communist Manifesto. Though the latter is better known for the destructive nature of its implementation in this and the last century, it has a commonality with the other books mentioned: the necessity of authoritarianism. It is this need for an authoritarian form of government and a ruling class, either explicit as in the Republic or implicit as with Marx and Engels that binds most, if not all Utopian systems with each other.
An Australian woman was recently arrested for daring to post online a call to protest her state's draconian lockdown measures. Is this a preview of what would happen under a Biden presidency?
We could easily have several states stringing together days, if not weeks without a single new COVID death. He'll walk into the White House, make a few calls to his allies in the media and blue states governors.
Episode 3 is now available on Spotify, Apple, and most other podcast platforms. In this episode, Obamagate, what red states opening mean for the rest of the country, and the concept of Left vs. Right.
Finally! Introducing the Liberty Relearned Podcast. Episode #1 is available now.
In the name of protecting ourselves and our neighbors, we have agreed to forgo some of our basic rights. We forgo them, but we do not cede them. Some of our elected officials have mistaken this cooperation as an admission that our rights were theirs to give and thus to take away.
Our leaders must establish clearly defined, objective, not subjective goals that once achieved automatically allow more and more freedom until virtually all of our pre-epidemic liberties have been restored.
At this point, there will be a demand for objective numbers for beginning to lessen restrictions. The metrics should be based upon capacity versus use. The number should not be based upon there being zero deaths, as that would put the decision-makers in an impossible position.
Any restrictions of citizen's right to freely assemble, worship, or engage in commerce must include a sunset clause. There must be a date given that the measure will either expire or be renewed based upon conditions at the time.
At the beginning of April 2020, the consensus is that the peak is still a few weeks away. We're staying home more, we're doing social distancing and we're practicing good hygiene. Our borders are virtually closed and a third of the states are under some sort of lock-down order.