As I was out and about over the weekend, one thing was perfectly clear: Very few people are following the official admonitions to stay home and hide from Covid. I suspect that Thanksgiving will go on as normal for most of us, despite Dr. Fauci’s demand that we “do as we’re told.”
It’s not a matter of simply being contrarian, it’s an acknowledgement that we have to maintain perspective on this illness. Donald J. Boudreaux has an excellent letter to a reader explaining the difference.
It’s not uncommon to hear mental health terms used to describe those who hold opposing points of view. “Trump derangement syndrome” and “Covid derangement syndrome” are two of the more common ones. Jeff Deist recently gave a brilliant speech about our current national psychosis and it’s worth your time to check it out. We cannot surrender to the current demoralization campaign.
Faith in the media is collapsing and it’s really scaring the folks who are paid to uphold the official narrative. Boyd Cathey has a fascinating take on how Fox News is being spoken of with the same derision as CNN and what it means for the future of America. This is why alternative platforms and sources of information are beginning to come to the forefront.
Ultimately, the key to maintaining our mental and spiritual freedom will be the product of becoming propaganda-proof. Annie Holmquist explains how that can happen, one family at a time.
As part of our continuing quest to become more independent thinkers, I’m sharing Paul Rosenberg’s latest column on logical fallacies. This time around, Paul teaches how to recognize and counter the “appeal to authority” fallacy.