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The November 16, 2020 Lost Horizons Newsletter
...where real knowledge-- and actual solutions-- intersect with real Americans!

HEY, People! Please don't just read what I post here (or anywhere), and nod your head sagely or approvingly and then move on to other things. I don't post in order to affirm your sense of things. I post in order to equip you with perspectives and arguments with which to educate others, and in the expectation that you will forward my posts to other people (or direct them to those posts). PLEASE do those things.

We won't win by YOU knowing what I present. We will win by LOTS OF OTHERS knowing what I present.


Renewed C19 Panic-Propaganda Serves To Hamper And Discourage Resistance To The Election Fraud
The hypnotic drumbeat is revved back up in the hope that it still has its evil magic.

I HAVE BEEN RELUCTANT to ascribe motives to the C19 panic-mongering this year, although several seem clear enough. For instance, some folks (Bill Gates and Anthony Fauci, for example) stand to make a lot of money selling vaccines to governments (and perhaps directly to individuals).

But while following the money is easy, it's harder to pin down political motivations for flogging this faux hobgoblin.

It has been tempting to assume the following:

THE INITIAL POLITICAL BUY-IN to the "crisis" narrative was organic: the media having treated C19 as apocalyptic, the political impulse was to join the chorus (to forestall the danger of being blamed if things really did go south). Because Donald Trump chose a low-key posture as his response, opposition Democrats-- primarily Democrat state governors and their fellow-travelers-- felt compelled to go hard the other way.

"Going hard" involved chiming in on the apocalyptic screeching, and then the issuing of allegedly-necessary "emergency" edicts shutting down large portions of the country in order to "flatten the curve" and prevent a supposed risk of swamping healthcare facilities.

Once the first "lockdowns" had been imposed and the affected populations had proven compliant, the situation was recognized as ripe for exploitation. At that point (goes the speculation), deliberate steps were taken to damage the American economy on which Donald Trump would be relying in his re-election effort by extending the "lockdowns".

An early indicator of this political calculation going into action as a driver behind the (illegal) executive "lockdowns", masking and "social distancing" edicts was the reaction of these oppositional actors to the hydroxychloroquine cure for C19 (HCQ). This thoroughly proven treatment was, and has continued to be, actually prohibited from use in many of the areas under the sway of Trump's opponents, simply because he touted its virtues once he became aware of its successful use in French trials. (See more on that here, here and here, and see a recent summary of the data on HCQ here.)

BEFORE LONG, the political actors responsible for the "lockdowns" had created a serious problem for themselves. You see, only 97 Americans had died of C19 during the first four months after the disease began spreading in the USA-- and in which some 38 - 54 million Americans had caught C19 and had it harmlessly runs its course (while also leaving inert but PCR-detectable residue in those many millions, able to be misrepresented as a "case").

But the pathologies generated by the exaggerated panic-mongering, gubernatorial policies of seeding nursing homes with residents infected with respiratory diseases, and the suppression of HCQ succeeded in generating a rate of alleged C19-related deaths of around 97 every 90 minutes during the following two-and-a-half months. (See that story and documentation here.)

At that point (early May), these state executive officials had a lot of blood on their hands. It appears to have become obvious to them that letting the apocalypse threat fade away would end badly, from their point of view. So, the drums began to beat out the "Second Wave" tune in order to keep the protective panic alive-- even while at the same time a lot of "mitigation mandates" were eased up in the face of increasingly restive populations and a precipitous and persistent drop in the declared death rates immediately commenced.

(It will be noted that in this latest CDC report linked above, the total fatality figure for last winter has gone up by 11, from 97 in earlier compilations to 108 now. This was accomplished by the retroactive ascription of C19 as being involved in those additional deaths last winter... Assign the adjustment as much validity as you wish.)

As in the initial "lockdown" theatrical, the alleged mitigation measures imposed under the pretext of the "Second Wave" have been random, contradictory, nonsensical and revised at unexpected intervals, and all with complete opacity as to the purported "science" and "data" behind any of them. These characteristics have the effect of keeping their targets confused and distracted by having to focus on constant adjustments to new conditions and by being induced to spend attention on related discourse and grumbling, rather than having the time and equilibrium to pause and say, "Wait a minute...!"

Moreover, the alleged mitigation measures relied upon enforcement by co-opted private business owners, for the most part. This made difficult the targeting of whatever ire and opposition DID find a foothold in the afflicted population at large, with the front-line offenders being ever-varying, diffuse, and often seemingly as much a victim as the aggrieved, if not entirely faceless: "It's corporate policy... there's nothing I can do, sir..."

All these aspects of the "lockdown" edicts (and those concerning masking, and "social distancing", etc.) contribute significantly to the difficulty of the victimized public in simply organizing its thinking on the whole situation as individuals, much less organizing en masse in opposition.

Continued...

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The Bill Of No Rights
Every so often I feel it necessary to re-post this, and never more than now...

I sure wish I could take credit for more than just tweaking this a bit, but I can't. It was simply sent to me anonymously fifteen years ago or more...

Enjoy.

WE, THE SENSIBLE OF THE UNITED STATES, in an attempt to help everyone get along, restore some semblance of justice, avoid any more riots, keep our nation safe, promote positive behavior and secure the blessings of debt-free liberty to ourselves and our great-great-great grandchildren, hereby try one more time to ordain and establish some common sense guidelines for the terminally whiny, guilt-ridden delusional, and other socialist snowflake bed-wetters.

Please, all of you in the latter category, pay close attention!

WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS TO BE SELF-EVIDENT, that a whole lot of people were confused by the Bill of Rights and are so dim that they require a Bill of No Rights. Wherefore, we offer the following:

ARTICLE I
You do not have the right to a new car, big-screen color TV or any other form of wealth. More power to you if you can legally acquire them, but no one is guaranteeing anything.

ARTICLE II
You do not have the right to never be offended. This country is based on freedom, and that means freedom for everyone -- not just you! You may leave the room, turn the channel, express a different opinion, etc., but the world is full of idiots, and probably always will be.

ARTICLE III
You do not have the right to be free from harm. If you stick a screwdriver in your eye, learn to be more careful, do not expect the tool manufacturer to make you and all of your relatives independently wealthy.

Continued...

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Lockdown Despotism And The "Control Panel" Delusion
Why the Biden-Harris COVID-19 plan is so dangerous.

DON'T MISS THIS timely analysis by Dan Sanchez, friends-- or the very important afterword by Yours Truly. We are not in a time suited to surfing-- this is a time calling for serious intake, serious resolution and serious follow-through.

Read carefully, share widely, and stand tall.

Continued...

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And, of course, as always:
Illuminating Anniversaries For This Week!

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"I confidently trust that the American people will prove themselves...too wise not to detect the false pride or the dangerous ambitions or the selfish schemes which so often hide themselves under that deceptive cry of mock patriotism: 'Our country, right or wrong!' They will not fail to recognize that our dignity, our free institutions and the peace and welfare of this and coming generations of Americans will be secure only as we cling to the watchword of true patriotism: 'Our country--when right to be kept right; when wrong to be put right.'"
-Senator Carl Schurz, October 17, 1899


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