We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Tucker Carlson, quoting polls as proof of a Biden advantage to have you join in the misery, and fear & doubt a Trump win. What does that tell you? It's a reminder that the Murdoch's run Fox - and the Murdoch's are funding Biden. Just like Bezos with the Washington Post.
Watch out for wolves in elephant's clothing; they start out telling you what you want to hear, and end up telling you what to think.
And don't forget to be a happy warrior, as you think for yourself and cast your vote.
Mark Steyn, in a column about the death of Mike Adams was similarly pessimistic.
For what it's worth, I don't believe in the existence of this "silent majority", and a political party that has won the popular vote only once in the last thirty years (2004) ought to be chary about over-investing in it.
As for being a Happy Warrior Steyn wrote:
He "seemed like" a happy warrior, but who knows? It's a miserable, unrelenting, stressful life, as the friends fall away and the colleagues, who were socially distant years before Covid, turn openly hostile. There are teachers who agree with Mike Adams at UNCW and other universities - not a lot, but some - and there are others who don't agree but retain a certain queasiness about the tightening bounds of acceptable opinion ...and they all keep their heads down. So the burden borne by a man with his head up, such as Adams, is a lonely one, and it can drag you down
. . . if you're doing the heavy lifting on an otherwise abandoned front of the culture war, what you mostly hear, as Mike Adams did, is the silent majority's silence - month in, month out.
What's interesting about the "virus" is that around forty percent of blacks are HIV positive. So there should be a huge public outcry. A national HIV test and contact tracing. But as you may have noticed: not one word about HIV in the media.
It costs U.S. taxpayers more than a hundred thousand dollars a year to treat each person who is HIV positive. So half of black America is depending on white America to pay for their life saving medicine. Funny, but black people aren't saying "Thanks." And Africans in Africa aren't saying "Thanks" either. U.S. taxpayers are providing free HIV medicine to about ten million Africans.
We are talking about untold billions in tax-money. Washington can't just give away medicine, and then bill working people for it. That's theft. Nobody has sympathy for a person who gets lung cancer from smoking. But for some reason, blacks are not to be held responsible for thier own actions. What nonsense. Washington D.C. is just a bunch of con-men and thieves. There's no reason for that city to even exist anymore.
In addition, it was really despicable to politicize the drug HCQ, a treatment that had been used around the world by millions for decades. Although, I'm still on the fence as to its efficacy, all decent people hoped it would work because of what it would mean for the poor people of the third world. It's cheap, already widely available, and didn't require any specialized storage, or specialized procedures, or specialized personnel to dispense it. In short, A God send for the people outside the wealthy, industrialized West.
The disease isn't political, a lot of the response FROM ALL SIDES is.
And so is a lot of the rambling by idiot pundits ON BOTH SIDES proclaiming that responses to the disease (from suggested treatments to lockdowns to social distancing to masks, etc. etc.) either don't work or are the golden bullet that will instantly cause the disease to disappear.