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Popular blogger Glen Reynolds recently said: “If you speak with the Unchallengeable Voice of God, and then you change your mind and speak again with the Unchallengeable Voice of God, people will notice.”
A man needs to know his limitations. Good advice from Clint Eastwood’s “Dirty” Harry Callahan character who gave it to various over-matched villains he dispatched. It also applies to Government Man who listens to Sky-Is-Falling Man and tries to fix the unfixable. And makes it worse.
Lies today are intended to exaggerate the COVID-19 epidemic and create panic and political opportunities. Some politicians see this as an opportunity to “fundamentally transform America.” Loss of freedom is a near thing.
Some people have asked for thoughts on the recent Covid-19 sermon by the Reverend Danny Jones of the Northlake Baptist Church in Gainesville, GA, that went viral. Here’s my take.
We don’t know how many deaths there would have been without social distancing. Experts said a lot. But now there aren’t enough. So to keep experts from looking bad, death with Covid-19 and other morbidities becomes death from (caused by) Covid-19. See how well government ordered economic suicide works. And how well surrender of fundamental freedoms and rights to worship and assemble works. Who would have thought we would fall for the elephant repellant scam?
Sometimes there’s safety in numbers. A Cape Buffalo in a herd is less likely to be eaten by lions than a straggler. Sometimes there’s danger. American Indians stampeded herds of Bison over cliffs and butchered the injured and dead. We ordinary Americans seem more like Bison stampeded by experts than Cape Buffalos staring down hungry lions.