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The October 25, 2021 Lost Horizons Newsletter
...where real knowledge-- and actual solutions-- intersect with real Americans!

Those Saying "NO!" To "Vaccine" Mandates Are NOT "Quitting Their Jobs"
These good and true Americans are being forced out of (often) public service for refusing to pay homage to a lie.

"There is no safety for honest men but by believing all possible evil of evil men."
-Edmund Burke

Let's Start With Some Relevant Facts

I'M GOING TO BEGIN THIS OBSERVATION ABOUT "VACCINE" MANDATES with some illuminating data posted by the CDC which shed light on some of the very key factors guiding many sensible people to refuse the jab. Let's start with this general US fatality distribution breakdown from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) as of October 20, 2021:

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So, 75.9% of all declaredly C19 deaths-- that is, of all the deaths included within the scary number hypnotically-repeated by the MSM and many government sources (723,880 at the time of this breakdown and up to 735,717 reported by Johns Hopkins University as of 7 p.m. Saturday, October 23, according to the October 24 Detroit Free Press)-- have occurred within the 65-and-over age group. Only 20.3% have involved people between 45 and 64 years old; and only 3.8%-- 27,476-- have involved people under 45 years old.

Even with just this modest set of data, and even if we pretend that all deaths declared to be C19 deaths are actually from C19 (more on that in a big way in a moment) it is clear that for the 191,060,000 American residents under 45, C19 is a minor hazard. Remember, we are talking about a declared death toll of 27,476 over the course of nearly two years.

For the 82,760,000 American residents between 45-64, the threat is a bit more serious (or so it would appear), but still not even close to a raging plague. Frankly, even for the 65+ group, the number here is more a (notable) statistical uptick than a legitimate fear factor. After all, more than 3 million Americans die each year, and the vast majority of them are from the 65+ demographic. Here, we speak of only 549,716 deaths among a population group consisting entirely of people statistically expected to be steadily dying in large numbers at all times, and again, over the course of not just a year but 22 months.

HOWEVER, TAKE ALL OF THE ABOVE AS YOU WILL, it is just the scary facade of the actual data. The numbers presented are nothing but the sleazy tools of a crass and illiberal political agenda. Nowhere near the numbers cited above have actually died from C19.

Digging a bit further into the NCHS data reported by the CDC, we find some very seriously-clarifying data showing the ACTUAL causes of death for the vast majority of these 723,880 deaths attributed to C19 by those wanting to foment and maintain panic. I'm going to share the charts showing the incidences of the most common of more than 20 non-C19 causes of death involved in the numbers given above (you can click on the link above to see the rest if you wish).

In the top center of the following charts you will see the cause of death being illustrated. On the left side of the body of the chart is shown the number of persons from among the 723,880 to have died from that cause, with C19 allegedly (and in many cases, only assumedly) present (per the fudging guidelines promulgated by the government as shown here and here; highlighting on those docs is mine).

Note the scale on the extreme left of each chart indicating the number of persons from among each age group among the 723,880 in which the given cause of death was involved. The right side of the charts show the comparative prevalence of each individual cause of death and the rate of incidence-- itself a very revealing presentation, with three categories each being involved in well over 200,000 of the reported deaths and the other seven shown being involved in ~70,000 to ~150,000 each.

Continued...

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Other Voices (followed by an important afterword)

Liberty in Peril
by George Leef

I finished reading Prof. Randall Holcombe’s book Liberty in Peril: Democracy and Power in US History during the 2020 election. I have yet to hear any candidate say the word “liberty” and would be shocked if I did.

We are bombarded with messages for candidates and messages merely imploring us to vote. Some Americans relish what they think they’ll get as a result of the election; others dread what they fear will happen. In any case, we accept that, for all its flaws, democracy is the way the United States is supposed to work. We almost never think about whether the policies the candidates favor are consonant with the freedom Americans were supposed to have — freedom to live their lives as they choose.

In his book, Holcombe (professor of economics at Florida State) argues that democracy was not the way the country was supposed to work. Our founding philosophy was not that democracy should prevail, but instead that liberty should prevail — that the reason for government was to protect the individual’s freedom, not to subject him to the will of the majority. Over time, the philosophy of liberty has been shoved aside and today democracy rules to the point where, as the author puts it, liberty has an almost quaint air about it.

As the book’s subtitle suggests, this is a work of history, looking at the shift from the ideology of liberty to the ideology of democracy. Holcombe observes that there is a tension between the two. Under the ideology of liberty, the important question is how to put limits on government so that it can protect individual rights, while under the ideology of democracy, the question is who will hold power to do what the public wants. Where the former prevails, the people tend to have a healthy wariness about government and desire to keep it in check; where the latter does, the people eagerly listen to politicians who promise them benefits from the government.

Unanimity

Continued...

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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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