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Brett Davis

Posted on May 19, 2021 19:01

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Random thoughts on the passing scene.

Most of the calamities President Biden now faces are self-inflicted wounds (cancelling the Keystone XL Pipeline, incentivizing the southern border crisis, projecting weakness to America’s enemies). Unfortunately, his tepid — often counterproductive — responses to events that are beyond his control (foreign hackers shutting down the Colonial Pipeline) only worsens an already bad situation.

A smirking Jennifer Granholm, U.S. energy secretary, lecturing East Coast Americans on the virtues of electric vehicles — even as those same Americans waited in long gas lines — is tone-deafness on steroids.

The Biden administration — in the form of unnecessary trillions spent and plans to squander trillions more — refuses to acquiesce to the stubborn fact that economics is not subservient to politics. The state may be able to control men to one degree or another, but it cannot bend the laws of economics to its will.

President Biden is the Bartleby the Scrivener of American politics. He could do the right thing for the nation and its people by standing up to the far left’s insanity, but he would prefer not to.

Far too many leftists in this country live in a fantasy world where men give birth, America was founded in 1619 to support slavery and Israel is the aggressor in its seven-decade conflict with the Palestinians.

The Centers for Disease Control finally dropping mask requirements for those fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is yet another example of the lumbering leviathan that is the state extrapolating from yesterday.

Prince Harry, who now calls America home, is clueless when it comes to optics and public relations. To wit, on the heels of the disastrous whine-fest he and his fame-hungry actress wife had with Oprah Winfrey a little while back, the Duke of Sussex inexplicably decided to publicly bash the First Amendment of his adopted country. He and the missus should go back to England and sit on some crumpets.

The Great Awokening pushed by alleged antiracists — who, ironically, count everyone and everything by race — flirts with disaster. Cultists of the identity politics superstition are putting America on a path to undoing the great achievement of assimilating our diverse citizenry into a common nationality. We are moving from E pluribus unum to a tribalism that threatens to tear the nation apart.

Critical race theory is designed to maximize racial strife in America. CRT, as it is known, could not do otherwise.

It is as surprising as it is disturbing to find out the U.S. military — of all institutions — is unable to defend itself against the woke invasion. It seems, unfortunately, the virtue-signaling soldiers of social and racial justice have established a foothold, at least, within America’s armed forces. No doubt the Chinese government has taken notice of this.

A California woman’s apparent destruction of a $26 million lottery ticket via washing machine surely qualifies as the opposite of money laundering.

Forget weather forecasters. Today’s journalists are frequently wrong, wrong, wrong, but still keep their jobs.

Brett Davis

Posted on May 19, 2021 19:01

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