This is my state of mind today.
I began today driving for two hours to find a meeting for which I had been given the wrong address, and, like the fool that I have always been, didn’t bring along the phone number of anyone who could help me. It is during ordeals like this that I begin to reflect on what a failure and underachiever I am, and how I really don’t have enough time left for turnaround. All that privilege, and good fortune, wasted. And I have no one to blame but myself.
Then I had to write about the stuff you’ll find below, and I got really depressed.
1. “Nah, there’s no mainstream media bias, and why aren’t you agreeing with what I say?” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi got angry when PBS NewsHour” anchor Judy Woodruff dared to ask a question that cahllenged the Democratic Party position in dispute with Republicans on over the content of a “Phase 4” Wuhan Virus aid bill.
When Woodruff asked Pelosi about the “flexibility” GOP lawmakers are showing in terms of allocating more money for state and local governments, as well as Republican arguments that “much of the money” allocated in the CARES Act “has not even been spent yet,” Pelosi snapped, “Well, if you want to be an advocate for them, Judy, if you want to be an advocate for them, listen to what the facts are.”
In other word, “Hey! You’re supposed to be on our side!”
Actually, ethical journalists are not supposed to be on anyone’s side, but that quaint ethics concept has been abandoned by virtually all journalists, including Woodruff.
“I’m playing devil’s advocate here,!” Woodruff protested. You know, the devil, Republicans—same thing!
2. Better yet, don’t ride the subway! Here is a Wuhan virus safety sign from the New York City subways.
In addition to telling people they should wear masks, it goes to the next level and wants people to avoid interacting at all. This is incompetent messaging and shows a basic misunderstanding of humans in general and American in particular. It also makes me suspicious: Big Brother is still working to make as all compliant automaton. If we can’t talk, we can’t resist.
It reminds me of the early “don’t touch you face!” warnings. People touch their face thousands of times a day. That message made me skeptical of all the advice from “experts” and governments, and indeed, you hardly hear it any more.
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