I'm grateful for friends and fellow heretics like Eric Peters from Eric Peters Autos. Eric stops by each week for a reality-based conversation on current events and to explore how to maintain our freedom while living in clown world.
We've had a solid year and a half to evaluate how the various mandates, lockdowns and other official responses to Covid have panned out. We know what works and what doesn't. Joakim Book notes the security theatre will likely continue since public health officials simply cannot admit they were wrong and will not loosen their grip on power.
We are seeing the very beginnings of a global supply chain breakdown. If you've found yourself wondering why so many container ships are anchored or drifting just offshore instead of being unloaded, Peter C. Earle has a very detailed explanation. The doldrums in which they're stranded aren't the product of nature, they're a consequence of power being mindlessly exercised.
Getting stranded as the result of a walk-off of pilots and air traffic controllers may be inconvenient for anyone who is trying to travel. But the great Southwest Airlines rebellion is cause for celebration says Ron Paul. I would gladly suffer inconvenience in order to see our mandate-happy overlords' demands thwarted. And I just bought airline tickets last week.
It's getting harder to give our federal overlords the benefit of the doubt. Especially when those at the top of our national government seem determined to punish all dissent against their current power grab. Max Morton spells out how working class Americans are considered a threat to the power of their government.
Paul Rosenberg's essays are a worthwhile read for anyone who is tired of all the bad news. One of my favorites is an essay he penned more than 8 years ago about the beauty and dignity of the productive class. This one will make you appreciate the people whose creativity blesses our lives in ways we often overlook.
While drunken sailors look on in astonishment at our government's trillion dollar out of control spending habits, politicians are floating the idea that the IRS should know about any time more than $600 passes through your hands. Jeff Thomas has a warning about the future of direct taxation.