I believe what I say and believe I am right. Thus, the title of my column, Undeniably Right. Take it as you will, that I'm a conservative or I have a huge ego and believe I am always correct. Sometimes those things overlap, sometimes not.
Some bad but not unexpected jobs numbers along with the service industry taking a beating were announced today. Of course, Trump’s opponents will blame him for this bad economic turndown, but I would like to remind everyone that this is not a ‘natural’ recession or depression. This is artificial. This was not created by market forces but by governmental action taken in response to a pandemic.
Some of you will point to the underreported oil war going on between Russia and Saudi Arabia that has caused the price of oil to plummet to $20 a barrel as an economic reason the economy might have suffered a downturn without the governmental over reach. I disagree. I have watched with some incredulity a shift in the perception about cheap energy’s effect on the economy.
On the radio show last week, I apologized for not having more of the lighter side stories that people seem to love. That is because it was getting harder to find them. Little did I know that it would be exponentially worse this week. I even tried to find news articles about something other than the Kung Flu, but was let down by the international news sources that I frequent for that reason. Page after page of stories about the virus and the consequences.
That said, I'm getting really tired of shouting from the mountain top about the misinformation that is being put out by the media, politicians, and social media. I wanted this week's column to focus on stories that are not related to the pandemic. I guess it's going to be a short column, but I'll give it a shot.
One of the things about living in the information age is that you can be overwhelmed by the amount of information available along with the differing versions of what may be true or speculation. I trust The American people to be able to make decisions for themselves, as do most of you. Unlike the liberals who believe that you need a governmental entity to take care of you and guide you through life. The recent response to this pandemic is a perfect example of that philosophical difference. I have some random observations about this entire situation. I know; you are surprised.
I have never felt more like Kevin Bacon in Animal House than I do right now. You remember the scene at the end of the movie after the parade when panic ensues and Kevin is standing there in his military uniform screaming “all is well, be calm!” I have often felt like people are not paying attention such as through the impeachment process or any one of Hillary Clinton’s illegal activities, but this coronavirus panic takes the cake. If you do not believe this is politically motivated then there is no hope for you. I have spent the better part of the last two weeks listening to as many ‘experts’ as I can as well as reading as much as I can, so I feel like what I'm about to tell you is truly consensus opinion as well as my own brilliant insight. Get ready to have some knowledge dropped on you.
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