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 Post subject: The News, June 21, 2021
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The June 21, 2021 Lost Horizons Newsletter
...where real knowledge-- and actual solutions-- intersect with real Americans!

Speaking Plainly About "Transgender" Madness
No culture can long survive the embrace of delusions and denial.

LET'S START OUT BY PUTTING DOWN a marker: Someone who would mutilate his or her own body with scalpels or chemicals in service to the delusion that they are-- or are meant to be-- a gender which they are not is deeply ill. Put another way, anyone so far gone into the delusion that they are, or are meant to be, a gender which they are not as to mutilate themselves with scalpels or chemical, is deeply ill.

Further, anyone who would facilitate, encourage, or exploit such a harmful delusion or such harmful behavior-- for any reason, even what is imagined to be an exercise of compassion (but is really just moral and intellectual laziness)-- is deeply corrupt in intellect, or spirit, or both.

And any culture that refuses to acknowledge the foregoing is doomed.

IT'S VERY HARD to speak of these matters. A blitzkrieg on behalf of "trans" delusions storms across the country, weaponizing social media, the MSM, co-opted commercial interests and beneficiary professionals, all with the smirking support of the "brave new normal" Biden administration and its allies in Congress.

The object of the assault is to discourage clear thinking and plain speech about this infection of madness which has lately erupted into the open like never before. These corrupt supporting voices mean to see "trans" and "gender fluidity" fictions normalized in America beyond any chance of uprooting.

The declared objects of the blitzkrieg are "inclusion" and "tolerance" and, yes, "compassion". But experience teaches us that political and commercial capital is seldom, if ever, spent for such benign and altruistic purposes.

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The Second Amendment Is NOT For "Peaceful, Law-Abiding Citizens"
Quite the contrary...

IN READING A PIECE ARGUING AGAINST newly proposed regulation of so-called "ghost guns" the other day, I found myself rolling my eyes upon encountering the phrase "peaceful, law-abiding citizens" as the purportedly-intended beneficiaries of the Second Amendment. (That's the Amendment to the US Constitution which secures the right of every American to keep and bear arms.)

This might have been my five-hundredth such encounter over the years. The unthinking deployment of this "peaceful, law-abiding citizen" phrase by even those who imagine themselves passionate supporters of the right to keep and bear arms is obnoxiously, if thoughtlessly, routine.

Realizing that the subject of the Amendment is once again being put into political play by Democrat snowflakes and statists on several fronts right now-- in regard to "ghost guns" and so-called "assault weapons", for instance-- I think this is a good time to set the record straight (once again) on the true character of those on whose behalf it exists. I speak of decidedly UN-peaceful and law-DEFYING citizens, and without intending so much as a speck of literary art in that description.

THE SECOND AMENDMENT, in a nutshell, secures the right of fed-up Americans to ignore any law prohibiting the violent overthrow of the existing domestic regime (or any other law implicated by their chosen course) and shoot their way through Washington or any state capitol in order to restore the republic. It secures the right of Americans to defend themselves with force in any way they see fit against "governance" which is being imposed on them against their will.

(Optimally, such violence will only be deployed upon the failure of the People's efforts to defend themselves through the ballot-box. But there's no requirement to that effect.)

That is, the Second Amendment is written to secure the rights of violent men and women who have lost respect for what may nominally be relevant "laws", but which are but the tyrant's will, as described by Thomas Jefferson in his observation:

“Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law,' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.”

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Other Voices (followed by an important afterword):

Was There A Wuhan Lab Leak?
An inquiry won't dig out the truth. It will only deepen the deception.
by Jonathan Cook

A year ago, the idea that Covid-19 leaked from a lab in Wuhan – a short distance from the wet market that is usually claimed to be the source of the virus – was dismissed as a crackpot theory, supported only by Donald Trump, QAnon and hawks on the right looking to escalate tensions dangerously with China.

Now, after what has been effectively a year-long blackout of the lab-leak theory by the corporate media and the scientific establishment, President Joe Biden has announced an investigation to assess its credibility. And as a consequence, what was treated until a few weeks ago as an unhinged, rightwing conspiracy is suddenly being widely aired and seriously considered by liberals.

Every media outlet is running prominent stories wondering whether a pandemic that has killed so many people and destroyed the lives of so many more can be blamed on human hubris and meddling rather than on a natural cause.

For many years, scientists at labs like Wuhan’s have conducted Frankenstein-type experiments on viruses. They have modified naturally occurring infective agents – often found in animals such as bats – to try to predict the worst-case scenarios for how viruses, especially coronaviruses, might evolve. The claimed purpose has been to ensure humankind gets a head start on any new pandemic, preparing strategies and vaccines in advance to cope.

Viruses are known to have escaped from labs like Wuhan’s many times before, and leaked US cables show Washington was concerned about safety procedures and security at the Wuhan lab two years before the emergence of Covid-19. There are now reports, rejected by China, that several staff at Wuhan got sick in late 2019, shortly before Covid-19 exploded on to the world stage. Did a human-manipulated novel coronavirus escape from the lab and spread around the world?

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Plus,
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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