There's no doubt that the last 20 months or so have been very difficult. Still, there are some positive aspects and opportunities for those willing to seek them. Jeffrey A. Tucker writes about the war we've lived and the birth of the new. I felt far more encouraged after reading this essay.
To further drive home the idea that all is not lost, Check out Chloe Anagnos' latest column on how the lockdowns were a disaster but they may have rekindled Americans' entrepreneurial spirit. It's good to be reminded that our greatest innovations are usually born out of necessity.
The recent COP26 climate meeting in Scotland was quite the gathering of world leaders who seem very concerned about our carbon footprints. Not concerned enough to ride bikes there or to take a sailboat but, yeah, real concerned. Connor Tomlinson asks, will this meeting simply bring us more eco-authoritarianism? Pat Buchanan also has a great recap of the climate crusade and what it may mean for the rest of us.
The desire to stand against tyranny and for freedom isn't just a political itch that needs scratching. Many of us feel a distinct call to resist the tyrannical spell that has been cast over the world. One of the most impressive invitations to answer that call comes from Margaret Anna Alice in her Letter to a Colluder: Stop Enabling Tyranny. There's a lot of great information in this essay.
Anybody remember Jack Phillips, the Colorado baker who was told to "bake the cake" for a same sex wedding party? Lawrence M. Vance reminds us that Jack's battle over control of his private property (his business) is still going on and seems to have been forgotten in the wake of forced vaccinations, masking, etc.
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