For the record, when Jussie Smollett first told his BS story, I was posting memes making fun of it within a day or two. You should start with the assumption that every story that comes from the mainstream media is bullshit, but this is especially true when it fits a little too perfectly with the PC fantasy worlds they’ve constructed. This was the perfect fit for the white supremacist, racist, anti-gay, Trump hate world that only exists in the minds of the Leftist. Every facet of the story made no sense. Two Trump supporters telling Smollett that liberally-dominated Chicago is “MAGA country?” Heading to Subway at 2am? Someone wearing a MAGA hat at 2am in Chicago is far more likely to be the victim of an assault than a perpetrator. And at the time of the story, had you in your lifetimes ever heard any Trump supporter use the words, “This is MAGA country?!” I could go on and on, but the point is, you don’t have to wait for a TV personality to tell you a media story is BS. Use your logic and common sense. Use your experience with human nature. And if it’s another Trump supporter smear, think to yourself, “Is this something the Trump supporters I know in my life would actually say or do?”
Politicians and media personalities, including in the Federal Reserve and financial media, don’t seem to understand the cascading affects of inflation. The price of one item inevitably effects the price of other items. When home prices go up, so do property taxes and homeowners insurance as the assessed values are now higher. High gas prices means the cost of Internet order shipping is higher, along with the costs to transport goods around the country to Walmart, Costco, Target, etc.; labor shortages mean higher wages for all, which sounds great, but if every business must pay their staff more, that means they must charge more for their goods & services. A higher paycheck does you no good if the buying power of that paycheck is less than when you made less money. For example, say in the past you spent $25,000 for a year of housing, gas, and food, during which you had $50,000 salary. Say you got a 10% raise to $55,000. but your housing/food/gas costs are now $35,000 a year. You’ve lost $5,000 overall. Inflation is one of the worst taxes of all, but politicians don’t care since they count on financial illiteracy of the public.
Speaking of labor shortages, I’m still waiting for ONE SINGLE person in the media to point out the obvious, that many people won’t take a job that forces them to wear a muzzle 40 hours a week, especially when it doesn’t pay a lot. Are you listening Walmart, Target, chain restaurants, and service businesses desperate for workers? Are you managers so dense and out of touch that you can’t see something so obvious? If you’re worried about liability, ask them to sign an assumption-of-risk waiver. This is not that f-ing difficult! And while we’re on the subject of facemasks, I won’t rehash all the insanely stupid reasons for the policy of forever-masking school kids, but it is yet another reason for the labor shortage. How, you may ask? It’s simple–working parents…or should I say, formerly working parents. Remember in early 2020 a lot of them had to quit their jobs to homeschool their kids. Now, when many face the alternative of sending their kids back to a brainwashing indoctrination camp where they’re muzzled all week, many parents have simply said the hell with it. Multiple working parents are punished in our tax system, so it adds to the incentive for one parent to stay home as caregiver & home schooler.
Ask yourself, in the last two years, what has caused more misery and disruption of life around the world, Covid or the world’s response to Covid? What do you think is more of a threat long-term, Covid or the totalitarian world domination being in put in place using Covid as the justification?