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A Thrilling Indictment of Parson Goat!

The churchmen in America sit in their ivory towers so detached from reality as they have enjoyed their protections from the state while the businessmen sitting in their pews have not been protected. While the preborn have not been protected. Now the evil has come to roost at their doors.

More along these lines here under the magnificent headline, “Disobey the supreme Court–Obey God.” Thanks to David Mueller.

 

4:28 pm on June 3, 2020

The Enemy: Antifa or Related

Few people making divisive political comments yet fully realize that at bottom the riots have absolutely nothing to do with race or racism. Peaceful protests are one thing. Looting is another thing. The organized inciting of riots, rioters and destruction through arson and vandalism is a third thing, and it is the main enemy we face. The ones behind the worst violence will be found out and put away. The candidates at present are antifa or an antifa spinoff or an antifa portion or an antifa partner or an antifa imitator or an antifa collaborator. We do not know yet because the saboteurs have not yet been arrested. They will be.

These people are a real enemy and the focus of politicians of both parties should be on stopping them. Why? Obviously, if they are not stopped, their next steps will be bombings. They can sabotage food, energy, electricity, transportation, water, etc. We do not want to have to be expending an additional 10-20% of our productivity on guarding everything and living in an uneasy anticipation that something will go wrong and we do not know what.

Everyone needs to learn quickly that we have an enemy intent on destroying our country.
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1:51 pm on June 3, 2020

It’s All Political! Corona Lockdown Leaders Now Joining Mass Protests!

12:36 pm on June 3, 2020

The Bright Side of Violence, Murder of Policemen, Vandalism, Arson, Looting, and Mayhem

The Chauncey Gardener-like Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy informs us that “Yes, America is burning, but that’s how forests grow.”  So, nothing to see here; move along.  She then delivered the standard-issue cultural Marxist “I Hate White Americans (Especially White Heterosexual Men), and You Should Too” speech (she is apparently a self-hating white woman).  Sounds like Joe Biden vice presidential material to me.

11:17 am on June 3, 2020

When Parson Goat Fails, He Does So Utterly

“A Layman” observed to me “as riots and mayhem ensue”:

When American churches collectively decided to close their doors, the gates of hell swung wide open.

Scott in Colorado agrees:

Our founders warned that once the gov’t stops fearing the people, it will become tyrannical.  So instead of the church standing up to resist tyranny, thugs and looters are standing up, instilling fear in the government.

Yo, Parson: principles matter. A lot. You should have heeded the Lord’s command not to forsake assembling for worship; you should have honored His directives rather than those of politicians and bureaucrats. As always, the ramifications of disobeying Him extend much further than anyone suspects at the time. Millions of lives are now endangered, and our final few liberties may be as well—all because you bowed at the altar of public health rather than standing in the gap. 

Everlasting shame on you.

9:57 am on June 3, 2020

Link Restored to Article About German Report

My last blog about the 93-page German report on COVID-19 had a broken link.

I’ve restored it. It goes to the Strategic Culture organization’s article directly, or should.

ADDENDUM: I see now, after posting this that the entire article has been republished on this site. It’s the last front page article of today.

For another path, one can go to their news page. Then scroll down and click on the article.

In that article one may download the pdf of the report, in German. I have not read it or translated it.

It’s information to be factored into one’s assessment of what happened all during this COVID-19 episode, start to finish.

9:09 am on June 3, 2020

Bombshell German Report Leaked on COVID-19 False Alarm

The 93-page report is in German. The biggest points are summarized here.

One salient point:

“The people who die from Corona are essentially those who would statistically die this year, because they have reached the end of their lives and their weakened bodies can no longer cope with any random everyday stress (including the approximately 150 viruses currently in circulation).

“Worldwide, within a quarter of a year, there has been no more than 250,000 deaths from Covid-19, compared to 1.5 million deaths [25,100 in Germany] during the influenza wave 2017/18.

“The danger is obviously no greater than that of many other viruses. There is no evidence that this was more than a false alarm.

This is very blunt language. It’s no comfort to those who fought and are fighting the disease and to those whose loved ones have passed. Nonetheless, such an evaluation is necessary if we are to avoid future such blunders by governments and public health officials.

Lockdowns need to be ended immediately. No vaccine should be rushed into production. No vaccine should be mandatory. We should not be thinking that we have an endless battle against this new virus that requires special measures that terminate our liberties, anymore than is the case with many other diseases.

10:58 pm on June 2, 2020

Thank You Antifa, Black Lives Matter, and Your Fellow Marxist Revolutionaries . . .

. . . for proving that the lockdowns were 100% B.S., a political scheme to destroy the economy to hurt Trump politically.  Proof of this is that the entire Leftist political establishment, especially the “media,” is now encouraging more riots and more mob violence.  If they really thought that such violations of antisocial distancing was so harmful to you, their compatriots and constituents (along with all the welfare parasites and social justice cupcakes participating in the rioting and looting), they would certainly not be encouraging you to risk your lives out there.

Senile old Joe Biden wouldn’t have a snowball’s chance in hell with a good economy; therefore, the economy had to be destroyed.  It was the only moral thing to do.

7:52 pm on June 2, 2020

UpChuck and Great-Grandma Rectify Their Oversight

Tom DiLorenzo asked yesterday, “And, why have we not heard one single word from blabbermouths Schumer and Pelosi about all of this [rioting]?”

Tom, that diabolical duo has at last broken its silence—by blaming Donald Trump! “The President’s continued fanning of the flames of discord, bigotry and violence,” they babble, “is cowardly, weak and dangerous.”

And they should know, being among the most “cowardly, weak and dangerous” scum in the world.

5:52 pm on June 2, 2020

What’s In a Name

David Mueller muses,

I wonder if churches just changed the name from “services” to “rioting and looting” if they would be able to open?

If anyone asks, just say, we’re rioting and looting.  No church services going on here.

5:25 pm on June 2, 2020

More on Planned Chaos and the “Strategy of Tension”


Many LRC readers, in response to my recent blog, Planned Chaos and the “Strategy of Tension,” have requested more information on this concept. The above documentary is an excellent historical retrospective on the topic, particularly as the US moves closer to the imposition of martial law and implementation of draconian deep state counter-intelligence psywar and surveillance operations.

5:19 pm on June 2, 2020

Democrats’ Turn to Betray Americans

Republicans and Democrats take turns in betraying Americans. Sometimes they go it alone. When Bush attacked Iraq, that betrayed us. It was an aggressive war joined under knowingly false pretenses, something distinctly un-American in principle. Republicans voted 215 Yes and 6 No on the supporting Congressional resolution. Democrats voted 81 Yes and 126 No. This betrayal of our principles was mainly a Republican deal.

Obamacare was another betrayal of our ideals. Penalizing people if they do not sign up for health plans is an aggressive measure that restricts liberty. On this one, Democrats voted 277 Yes and 34 No. Republicans voted 217 No and none Yes.

At present, we are seeing a partisan alignment having to do with the government’s role in keeping us safe, i.e., in keeping law and order. Trump is clearly coming down on the side of enforcing law and order. Democrats are not supporting him. They are criticizing him again. It would be very easy for them to make statements in support of the goal of law and order, while still maintaining provisos of their choice. But that’s not what Democrats are doing.
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3:43 pm on June 2, 2020

Who’s Behind the Riots? The New York Times and the Pulitzer Prize Committee

The Shamdemic in German

From Bill Martin comes a link to an expose with the intriguing headline, “German Official Leaks Report Denouncing COVID-19 As ‘A Global False Alarm.’”

Naturally, Germany’s

government tried to dismiss the report as “the work of one employee”, and its contents as “his own opinion” – while the journalists closed ranks, no questions asked, with the politicians.

Sounds like the USSA, doesn’t it?

1:27 pm on June 2, 2020

Riots Out Of Control – Are US Troops And Martial Law The Answer?

12:29 pm on June 2, 2020

Wisdom From Murray Rothbard on the George Floyd Tragedy and the Nationwide Riots

Once again, after the insidious police murder of George Floyd and the resulting nation-wide riots sweeping across America, the collectivists are showing their true colors.  It is an object lesson illustrating how ideologues and fanatics (both “left” and “right”) will callously exploit any tragic series of events as a means to advance their agenda.  It is the ethical stance of the totalitarian True Believer: “the end justifies the means.”

Actions have consequences. Individuals commit crimes, not “society,” “the Far Right,” “the Far Left,” or any other semantic abstractions.  What is happening in America’s metropolitan urban areas and densely crowed cities has brought to mind this classic excerpt from Murray N. Rothbard’s For A New Liberty:  The Libertarian Manifesto, published in 1973.

I’ve boldly highlighted the most pertinent and relevant passage:

Society and the Individual

We have talked at length of individual rights; but what, it may be asked, of the “rights of society”? Don’t they supersede the rights of the mere individual? The libertarian, however, is an individualist; he believes that one of the prime errors in social theory is to treat “society” as if it were an actually existing entity. “Society” is sometimes treated as a superior or quasi-divine figure with overriding “rights” of its own; at other times as an existing evil which can be blamed for all the ills of the world. The individualist holds that only individuals exist, think, feel, choose, and act; and that “society” is not a living entity but simply a label for a set of interacting individuals. Treating society as a thing that chooses and acts, then, serves to obscure the real forces at work. If, in a small community, ten people band together to rob and expropriate three others, then this is clearly and evidently a case of a group of individuals acting in concert against another group. In this situation, if the ten people presumed to refer to themselves as “society” acting in “its” interest, the rationale would be laughed out of court; even the  ten robbers would probably be too shamefaced to use this sort of argument. But let their size increase, and this kind of obfuscation becomes rife and succeeds in duping the public.

The fallacious use of a collective noun like “nation,” similar in this respect to “society,” has been trenchantly pointed out by the historian Parker T. Moon:

When one uses the simple monosyllable “France” one thinks of France as a unit, an entity. When . . . we say “France sent her troops to conquer Tunis” — we impute not only unit but personality to the country. The very words conceal the facts and make international relations a glamorous drama in which personalized nations are the actors, and all too easily we forget the flesh-and-blood men and women who are the true actors . . . if we had no such word as “France”. . . then we should more accurately describe the Tunis expedition in some such way as this: “A few of these thirty-eight million persons sent thirty thousand others to conquer Tunis.” This way of putting the fact immediately suggests a question, or rather a series of questions. Who were the “few”? Why did they send the thirty thousand to Tunis? And why did these obey? Empire-building is done not by “nations,” but by men. The problem before us is to discover the men, the active, interested minorities in each nation, who are directly interested in imperialism and then to analyze the reasons why the majorities pay the expense and fight the war necessitated by imperialist expansion.

The individualist view of “society” has been summed up in the phrase: “Society” is everyone but yourself. Put thus bluntly, this analysis can be used to consider those cases where “society” is treated, not only as a superhero with superrights, but as a supervillain on whose shoulders massive blame is placed. Consider the typical view that not the individual criminal, but “society,” is responsible for his crime. Take, for example, the case where Smith robs or murders Jones. The “old-fashioned” view is that Smith is responsible for his act. The modern liberal counters that “society” is responsible. This sounds both sophisticated and humanitarian, until we apply the individualist perspective. Then we see that what liberals are really saying is that everyone but Smith, including of course the victim Jones, is responsible for the crime. Put this baldly, almost everyone would recognize the absurdity of this position. But conjuring up the fictive entity “society” obfuscates this process. As the sociologist Arnold W. Green puts it: “It would follow, then, that if society is responsible for crime, and criminals are not responsible for crime, only those members of society who do not commit crime can be held responsible for crime. Nonsense this obvious can be circumvented only by conjuring up society as devil, as evil being apart from people and what they do.”

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10:36 am on June 2, 2020

Antifa’s Aim

Antifa is short for antifa people. Different “members” have different views, as is typical of people in groups. Dissecting their labels is likely to lose us in what are details. We need to know now what antifa stands for, even if our information is incomplete and still developing. We cannot wait around for antifa to define itself further and become even more violent.

Antifa people stand for “action” or “direct action”. These terms in this context mean beating up people, starting fires, inciting riots, destroying property, encouraging looting, attacking police with all sorts of objects and excrement, ganging up on individuals, etc. They come armed to the streets, armed with weapons of all sorts in order to inflict bodily harm whenever they feel like it or get themselves aroused to do it. They do not believe in free speech. They routinely try to suppress the speech of those whom they label as enemies.
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10:27 am on June 2, 2020

Are the Riots the Work of Obama and the Clintons (aka the Democrat Party Elite)?

Scott Lively makes a compelling case.  Cui bono? (ht Chris Condon).

8:38 am on June 2, 2020

The Continuing Importance of Edward Banfield’s The Unheavenly City After Fifty Years

For over a quarter of a century I have taught in what was once an affluent suburban high school. In May I retired from this position. Because of major demographic changes in student clientele the institution has transformed into a inner city school. This transformation has also resulted in substantial changes in attitudes and perceptions of the students.

Most students today have very little knowledge or interest to historical events that happened before they were born. Their willfully ignorant attitudes on contemporary events are emotional responses, not ones based on real world historical knowledge. Sloganeering for Free health care, free college, saving the planet, just sound “fair’ and “equitable.” Fairness and equality are the primary values they see stressed in the greater culture and media. Someone who does not share these mandated “politically correct” values is unfair, mean, and a “racist.” They have virtually no knowledge of how over time Americans attitudes towards social and political equality have dramatically changed. All they know is that in the past everyone supported slavery and racism. They can’t tell either chronologically or by other ways of historical evidence when this occurred or why and how it changed. To them 1865 (when the Civil War ended) and 1965 (when the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts had become law) are not separate but blend into one amorphous thing called ancient history, of which they have no interest, and do not see how these past events affect their lives today. They are trapped in the perpetual present, not caring about the past or future.

It is five decades since Edward Banfield’s highly controversial The Unheavenly City was published, and the sequel, The Unheavenly City Revisitedfour years later.

I have been championing this volume for almost 50 years since first encountering it. Murray Rothbard loved this book and devoted a substantial portion of his, For a New Liberty, to a detailed examination of it.

Banfield had many brilliant observations on race, crime, and other hot topics in his book.

It was his innovative redefinition of the concept of social class that is most memorable and which has drawn the most controversy.

Banfield carefully defined class membership, not in terms of income status, such as government statistical poverty levels, but in terms of orientation toward the future, or time preference.

The more pronounced one’s “future orientation” was, the higher one’s social class.

Multicultural critics of this idea now claim it is “cultural racism” to value or promote “future time orientation.”

Known to economists and other social scientists as “low time-preference,” this is what is called setting goals or encouraging purposeful “middle class values” such as punctuality, thrift, foresight, deferred self-gratification of needs or wants, and self-discipline as opposed to “underclass values” or “high time preference” behaviors such as improvidence, hedonism, purposelessness, immediate self-gratification of needs or wants, and capricious spontaneity or irresponsibility.

The Unheavenly City continues to define the real class struggle in America.

In an extremely perceptive essay, Riots—Not Fun or Profit for the Rest of Us, Lew Rockwell draws upon and cites this seminal work and cogently relates it to the current series of destructive riots sweeping across America in its major metropolitan urban areas and densely concentrated cities.

Here is the actual text from Banfield’s book which still remains the most precise explanation for the riots and turmoil America is undergoing in its major cities today.

2:41 am on June 2, 2020

The Urge To Rule

What Kind of Organization Can Organize Nearly Identical, Simultaneous Riots . . .

. . . in 140 American cities, day after day, with nearly identical, professional-looking signs; complete with deliveries of pallets of bricks in front of glass-fronted buildings in city after city; crowds shouting the same chants; the same graffiti spray painted on buildings; expressions of the same left-wing rhetoric . . . ?

My guess would be one of the two political parties.

7:47 pm on June 1, 2020

Protocol for Treating Covid-19

A medical group at the University of Wisconsin has published a protocol for treating COVID-19. The explanation of it and the protocol are available here and here.

I’m not a medical doctor. I’m not dispensing medical advice here.

5:05 pm on June 1, 2020

Two Very Lucky Antifa (Or Antifa Look-Alike) Punks

Two young white boys dressed in Antifa-wear (all black, face mask) made the right decision and stopped spray painting graffiti in Jon Jones’s Albuquerque neighborhood last night, complying with Jones’s command to “Give me the spray can.”

Jones is an ultimate fighting superstar who no Antifa punk wants to mess with.  They prefer traveling in groups of ten or more sucker punching lone individuals such as young FOX News journalists or elderly men carrying American flags.

3:10 pm on June 1, 2020

What Our Lord Thinks of Anti-Social Distancing

Kevin Akesson notes that according to

Matthew 8:1-4,  I’m afraid Jesus did not adhere to the social distancing practices of the day in fulfillment of the law.  

Take that, Parson Goat with your nauseating phases and “protocols” for re-opening what you had no business closing in the first place. As well as all the Nervous Nellies in your congregations who applaud such foolishness.

3:09 pm on June 1, 2020

What’s To Blame For Nationwide Riots – Police Brutality Or Lockdown?

12:52 pm on June 1, 2020

Planned Chaos and the “Strategy of Tension”

What we have been seeing played out on the streets of America, particularly in large Blue State metropolitan areas and dense urban cities is classic planned chaos and the “Strategy of Tension.” Unable to dislodge Donald Trump by the Russiagate hoax or the malicious soft coup impeachment process, his sworn enemies, using COVID-19 as their pretext, have turned to the destruction of the economy by repressive lockdowns, creating mass unemployment and annihilation of small businesses, thus fracturing civil society. This week the Democrats, the deep state, and their complacent, compliant regime media pawns, have turned to an age-old psy/war strategy to be wielded as an ax against the president, insidiously using the weaponized corpse of the tragically slain George Floyd as the new rationale for these riots and insurrections.

Historically there has been a symbiotic correlation relationship between agent provocateur groups, infiltration by police informers, and the counter-terrorism forces of the deep state. The repressive security state has molded and used such witting (or unwitting) terrorist pawns or drones in covert activities to create a “strategy of tension” to instill fear and consolidate repressive power and control which would enhance strident calls for more intense police repression and clandestine surveillance of its subject general population. With countless decades of real-world experience and clinical research, masters of psychological warfare and mind control, expert manipulators and programmers of cult-like behavior, recruit those alienated arrested development post-adolescents and anti-social disillusioned vicarious thrill seekers who fit a susceptible psychological profile matrix and who relish vandalism, violence and destruction as a means of striking out at a world beyond the control of their misshapened lives. An ideological construct of direct action “anarchism” or “propaganda by the deed” is put forth as a purported justification for their aberrant thug-like terrorist behavior.

Here are additional resources on state-manufactured repression, terrorism and mind control to peruse: The Battle against Anarchist Terrorism: An International History, 1878-1934, by Richard Bach Jensen; “The United States, International Policing and the War against Anarchist Terrorism, 1900–1914,” by Richard Bach Jensen; “The International Anti-Anarchist Conference of 1898 and the Origins of Interpol,” by Richard Bach Jensen; Fire in the Minds of Men: Origins of the Revolutionary Faithby James H. Billington; the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, by George Orwell; The Search for the Manchurian Candidate: The CIA and Mind Control, by John Marks; Operation Mind Control, by Walter Bowart; “Lessons on Mind Control From the 1950s,” article by Sarah Marks and Daniel Pick; “The Wonderful American World of Informers and Agents Provocateurs, by Todd Gitlin; “The Origins of American Counterterrorism,” By Michael Newell; Terrorism and the Illuminati, by David Livingstone; Science of Coercion: Communication Research and Psychological Warfare, 1945-1960, by Christopher Simpson; Mind Control: America’s Secret War — Documentary, Bad Trip to Edgewood – Documentary; Mission: Mind Control — Documentary; and “Pussy hats, Black Lives Matter and Black Bloc: How to build power to counter Trump — America’s Dictator in the Making,” by Arun Gupta.

Are There DNC Fingerprints on the Riots?

Democrats are a Riot

It’s A Setup”: Mysterious Brick Piles Appear Throughout Major Protest Cities

Black Lives Matter

What Antifa and Black Lives Matter Have Done to the Average Black Citizens of Minneapolis

12:15 pm on June 1, 2020

Are There DNC Fingerprints on the Riots?

How interesting that Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, who until recently was the deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee (and who will be the prosecutor in the Floyd George murder trial), has publicly supported Antifa and its tactics.  Ellison’s son, a Minneapolis city councilman, just publicly announced his unequivocal support for Antifa while blaming all the arson and destruction in his city on mysterious “white supremacists.”  (You know, the thousands of white guys in black face who have been on TV all weekend looting and burning and destroying downtown Minneapolis).

And, why have we not heard one single word from blabbermouths Schumer and Pelosi about all of this?

10:37 am on June 1, 2020

“Serving and Protecting” State Power, First and Foremost

That’s really what should be on the side of every cop car.  Anyone who has paid attention to the news over the past week is well aware of how the cops in dozens of American cities just stood there and did next to nothing while the communist ideologues who control Antifa and Black Lives Matter orchestrated mass looting and burning of private property, government buildings, cars, and entire sections of large cities (with the help of thousands of inner-city welfare parasites who they employ as their dupes).  “Why are we letting this happen?” said one naive FOX News commentator.

Burning, destroying, and looting private property has been largely ignored, with cops all over the country actually joining in solidarity with the vicious criminals who have destroyed parts of their cities by taking a knee instead of handcuffing and imprisoning these thugs and criminals.  This of course will encourage even more of this kind of behavior in the future.

But get caught destroying government property and this is what will happen to you:  A SWAT team will break into your house and haul you off to the cage you will be living in for many, many years.

Now the cops can get back to bullying young mothers violating “social distancing orders” by organizing play dates for their children; bullying ministers into closing down their churches; and other more important serving and protecting duties.

9:58 am on June 1, 2020

Cops Proving Yet Again Their Dispensability

Mr. Anonymous sent me a story headlined, “Police Nationwide Kneeling With Protesters, Joining Protests.” And when it says “kneeling,” it doesn’t mean in prayer. Mr. A. writes,

Shameful cowards & bullies…

Yes, but isn’t that the definition of “police”?

LEO is lost and the left has put in place the EXACT people they wanted. Supposedly, defenders of government say police have one primary duty…keep the peace. They have shown themselves unwilling and incapable of doing that…what is the use in having them?

AMEN!!!! No use whatsoever.

The endless protests after cops kill anyone black ignore the fact that police endanger all of us. It isn’t only blacks whose rights they violate: it’s everyone’s, per Mr. A.’s next point—

Do I not recall these body-armored SS defenders of the realm arresting and handcuffing women playing with kids in a park just a week ago and using a swat team to raid a church last month…now they are kneeling with Antifa and BLM as the cities they are tasked to protect burn.

Disgusting. Evil.

Our forefathers lived free of cops, their violence, enormous budgets, and bureaucratic departments, until the 1850s. Why can’t we?

8:11 am on June 1, 2020

New Coronavirus Weakening

Here’s some good news, putting together two widely separate news items in time and space.

Item #2 reported today comes from the hardest-hit region of Italy, Lombardy. A doctor reports a much weakened virus:

“In reality, the virus clinically no longer exists in Italy.”

“The swabs that were performed over the last 10 days showed a viral load in quantitative terms that was absolutely infinitesimal compared to the ones carried out a month or two months ago.”

How does that happen? How do viruses weaken? They mutate. Pieces of their genetic codes alter within us and outside us. Let’s move to item #1, dated May 5, 2020. This is a report of research that examined closely “all 30,000 chemical letters of the SARS-CoV-2 genome, or genetic code.”

“Out of the 382 nasal swab samples the researchers examined from coronavirus patients in the state, a single sample was missing a significant chunk of its genome. Eighty-one of the letters were permanently deleted…” The same thing happened to the SARS virus in 2003. As it mutated, it weakened. This instance was a drop in the bucket, but over time further weakening may occur. That’s 26 days ago in Arizona.

Put 2 and 2 together. Italy’s virulent outbreak started sooner and the doctor says the strength of late is very small. Why not expect a similar thing elsewhere? New Zealand hasn’t had a new case in 7 days.

The efficacy of the virus over time merits continual examination.

An official end to COVID-19 anxiety should be declared now. There should be official ends announced now to all the component threads of this virus event. This crazy business should end about waiting forever and a day until a vaccine is found. Normal life should be resumed with only maintenance of the same kinds of normal cautions we exercise against any virus. The exception is that elderly people and people with health problems should shield themselves for a longer time. And the clouds hanging over HCQ and early treatments that employ HCQ should be lifted. The CDC should advise doctors not to be biased against HCQ.

The emergency should be declared lifted, so that everyone who wants to can go back to work. It should be declared over to eliminate that as a source of trouble, anxiety and depression for 1/3 of Americans.

9:16 pm on May 31, 2020