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America In a New Upside-Down World

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Posted By: earlybird, 3/16/2020 6:02:40 PM

The world is changing at a pace not seen in years, and it is no time to become captives of fear despite the real and immediate dangers we face. The coronavirus and the ensuing panic, at least for a few more weeks, have stagnated the economy and scared global financial markets, accompanied by both collateral, and independent and simultaneous, bad news. Rumor- and panic-mongers predominate; the rational and reasonable are written-off as naïve and out of it. Thousands may die, but millions who will not are terrified into anxieties and sleeplessness that they will.COVID-19 itself has raised fundamental questions about the merits of globalization in general,

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Reply 1 - Posted by: TJ54 3/16/2020 6:15:26 PM (No. 348356)
VDH a sane voice among the insane world of modern journalism
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Reply 2 - Posted by: PlayItAgain 3/16/2020 6:19:56 PM (No. 348359)
Should be titled "Project Fear and the Covidiots"
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Reply 3 - Posted by: John C 3/16/2020 6:21:54 PM (No. 348362)
Sure would like to have a wire tap in the office of Soros and gang.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: synchronicity 3/16/2020 6:48:25 PM (No. 348382)
What a wonderful article - feeling more optimistic than I have in a number of days.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rumblehog 3/16/2020 7:12:57 PM (No. 348388)
My alternative title is, "Fear and Loathing and Lost Wages"
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Reply 6 - Posted by: andyboy 3/16/2020 7:23:42 PM (No. 348397)
It didn’t take but a few weeks for our elected officials to expose themselves for the tyrants they are - ordering private businesses shut, restricting people’s right to assemble, and imposing curfews. All in the name of preventing the spread of illness. What happened to Constitutional rights?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: kono 3/16/2020 7:31:56 PM (No. 348399)
If diversity is such a great thing, why not apply it to diversity of nations, and stop the mindless obsession of putting everything under a single government? And as we're seeing, it can actually be a GOOD thing to have some separation. Apply the concept of social distancing to the global context, and consider borders to be more analogous to fire breaks than to boundaries.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Timber Queen 3/16/2020 8:27:45 PM (No. 348441)
VDH reminds us that without President Trump's counter-globalist hard China policy our country would, indeed, be in dire straits. Trump's been warning American companies to get out of China. The wise listened and the profit-margin focused are behind the curve. The China spell has been broken. Iran, no longer coddled, is teetering on collapse. Five years ago it was the international darling and recipient of Obamanation largess. After being taken on by Peshawar Trump their economy is in shambles, their war prizes evaporated - along with their terror generals, their people hate them and the Chinese flu is ravaging their theocratic leadership. The Iran spell has been broken. The Fake News, enemy entertainment and commie academia will continue spewing forth mendacious falsehoods and sneak attacks denigrating of President Trump. However, during the great hunkering two legs are missing from the stool: schools are closed and Hollywood is shutting down the production of current TV shows, plus their live shows are audience free. The remaining leg has become a spinning piano stool. ("Stool" is perfect in so many ways.) President Trump, just by being the man he is, will lead our country with confidence, prudence and common sense. The piano stool riders will not be able to keep up their level of hysteria until the end of the month. After the initial panic subsides and the supply chain keeps working, Americans will see who is leading them competently and who is manipulating their fears. Notice that at every turn President Trump is implementing his own "cancel culture" upon all our enemies; foreign, domestic and spiritual. Satan has had his way for far too long. The critical mass of evil has been reached and the fail-safe features of The Creator's Plan have been activated. God is working in the world and Donald Trump is His builder.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Vaquero45 3/16/2020 8:42:02 PM (No. 348446)
When this virus is gone in a couple of months, a lot of so-called “experts” are going to look pretty silly. Dr. Hanson nails it again, as always.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: leonardo 3/16/2020 10:22:37 PM (No. 348501)
"Thousands may die, but millions who will not are terrified into anxieties ...". Maybe my math is off. If say 70% of roughly 300,000,000 Americans get infected and the death rate is around 1%, that comes to over 2 MILLION DEAD. Sorry that Victor is not more disturbed by THOSE MILLIONS rather than by "panic-mongers."
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