News links for Sept 24, 2022
incompetent or malicious?
Victor Davis Hanson: Martha’s meltdown model. From: American Greatness. The Martha’s Vineyard experience marks a unique opportunity for modern bicoastal progressivism.
Masters of deceit: The government’s propaganda of fear, mind control & brain warfare. From: Rutherford Institute. The U.S. government has become a master of deceit. It’s all documented, too.
Incompetent – or Malicious? From: Eric Peters Autos. Are the people who rule us merely incompetent, but well-intended? Or are they deliberately malicious? It has to be one or the other. So which is likelier? The events of the past going-on-three years have been revelatory, in terms of sorting that out.
Republicans using the Democratic process to win local elections threatens democracy, says NYT. From: The Federalist. The NYT is scared because a movement of formerly apathetic citizens is now interested in making sure someone is closely eyeing the votes.
L.A. Times investigates California's marijuana legalization disaster. From: Reason. An emphasis on corruption and enforcement downplays the very real influence of regulation and taxes on California's booming black market.
The Meat Replacement Hypothesis. From: The American Mind. The plot to eliminate animal protein is well ahead of your plans to keep eating it.