President Biden has not given up any of the emergency powers he appointed himself as part of a COVID-19 pandemic emergency. He says he'll declare the emergency over in May. In hindsight, he could have declared it over a year ago and been justified.
LR Podcast S3E44, The Authoritarian-Fear Relationship
What do authoritarians and would-be totalitarians have to replace the anxiety lost with the waning of the COVID-19 crisis? Only it seems, the threat of nuclear Armageddon.
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We live in a world where countries have been convinced to sacrifice large portions of their economy, particularly in energy and agriculture. Over the past few decades, Germany as invested in renewable fuels such as wind and solar. Now, with war in Eastern Europe, it’s lost a large supply of gas and oil. It, and other countries will struggle to make up the difference and renewables will not be enough. Sri Lanka was convinced to undertake self-destructive economic measures in the name of achieving a high Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) score.
LR Podcast, S3E14: JP’s Dystopic Journal
Postmodernism is a philosophy that refutes the notion of objective reality. It refutes the Enlightenment notion that Man advances his situation mainly though reason. Enlightenment philosophies are the basis of modern Western democracies in general, and of the United States in particular. Enlightenment thinking stands in the way of establishing a collectivist Utopia, and so must be supplanted in the body-politic by the post-modern viewpoint. Postmodernism can be said then, to be the philosophic means to that collectivist end.
LR Podcast, S2E11: You are not real to them
So, why are so many made to suffer for so little benefit to them? There are many reasons for sure-- foolish belief in Utopian schemes, lust for power, and greed on the part of the global elites. These people who occupy the top rungs of industry, academia, and politics are insulated from the effects of their questionable economic and environmental theories. They are not affected by inflation. They themselves will feel neither cold, heat, nor hunger in any amount that might make them uncomfortable. They are, in short, not us.
You are not real to the globalists.
People are going hungry in Sri Lanka. Farmers in the Netherlands will be driven out of business. Europeans will freeze and Americans will sweat. Because their governments have decided to chase good ESG scores, instead of following best farming practices, people will go hungry and perhaps even starve this winter.