The Death of Reason has Consequences

Some people find it easy to lie. We have all known at least one person like that. It’s not just that they lie, or even lie a lot. It’s that it comes so easily to them; that’s what horrifies us.

On a behavioral level, lying easily means you’re a good actor. Acting is a skill. When performed with great talent or skill in a movie or play, we understandably applaud it. When performed with great talent or skill in the act of fraud or deception, we experience horror and revulsion.

Lying well is deeper than a skill. It involves your relationship with reality. Some people have a good relationship with reality. This means: They accept that facts exist; they care that facts exist; and they look to facts (their absence or presence) to inform their views and opinions about events in daily life, or the bigger picture (morality, ethics, world events, society, etc.)

In normal times, we learn about the relationship friends, family and associates have (or don’t have) with reality. When you know someone well, you have the opportunity to see how much they let facts come into the equation when making decisions or developing attitudes about business, family or other aspects of daily life. Generally, we admire and trust people who are rational; and we mistrust and are turned off by people who evade and defy reality, usually to their own detriment.

In less normal times, like we’re living in now, we learn about the relationship millions of other people –most of them strangers, whom we’ll never meet — have (or don’t have) with reality and facts.

When I see someone wearing a mask alone in a car, that tells me something about his concern with facts and logic.

When I see someone smoking a cigarette, lifting her mask to take a puff, looking around to see if others are looking, and then putting the mask back on in between puffs (outdoors, where a mask was never required), that behavior tells you something about the person’s relationship (or lack thereof) with logic, facts and reality.

When I learn of someone who’s obese, and clearly negligent about his health in this regard, while self-righteously getting vaccinated against a virus with a 1 percent death rate, and expecting you to admire him for his attention to health, I already know what I need to know about that person’s relationship with objective reality.

When someone injects a largely untested and (if we’re honest) still highly experimental vaccine into his body, on the premise that it will prevent him from getting a particular virus, and then panics and becomes morally outraged that someone standing next to him did not take the same vaccine (or might not have), it tells you something about the level of rationality the person experiencing the outrage is in the habit of experiencing and practicing.

We live in astonishing times. Reason is on the decline when millions upon millions of people (perhaps a majority, or at least a plurality) so easily abandon intellectual self-honesty and simple non-contradictory objectivity required to cope in a complicated and sometimes dangerous world.

We are told daily: You may not question the science. Science is, by definition and in 100 percent of its practice, the act of questioning WITHOUT AN END TO THE QUESTIONING. In real science, questioning is always permitted and thoroughly encouraged.

When someone grabs full ownership of the facts you may or may not consider, and may or may not discuss, you can be 100 percent certain that whatever his motives may be, those motives have nothing whatsoever to do with science.

Rationality, reason, and a concern for facts refer to one’s relationship with reality. If you’re intellectually honest, these things matter to you. If you’re not intellectually honest, then you’ll succumb to some other standard apart from objective reality — either a standard that some bossy, pushy person (we call her “Karen”) imposes on you, or simply a subconscious, pre-cognitive absorption of the thing that everyone else seems to be doing. This latter translates into a vague sense that “everyone else is doing it — so it must be OK” … What results is the absurd spectacle of millions of people following what other people are doing, simply because other people are doing it and for no other reason. In saner times, we called this: the blind leading the blind. Today it’s called “the science.”

These are the times that try men’s souls, said Thomas Paine at a more psychologically and intellectually uplifting time in human history.

Actually, reason and intellectual honesty are required of ALL of us — even in the most normal and happy of times. Without critical and objective thought, we become lazy, complacent and ultimately dependent on fools and tyrants.

When we dispense with reason, intellectual honesty and common sense in happy times, then those happy times will soon turn into chaotic and miserable ones. And that’s exactly what happened in America.

A lack of thinking got us into this mess. Only honest thinking will get us out of it.

Some people find it easy to lie. We have all known at least one person like that. It’s not just that they lie, or even lie a lot. It’s that it comes so easily to them; that’s what horrifies us.

On a behavioral level, lying easily means you’re a good actor. Acting is a skill. When performed with great talent or skill in a movie or play, we understandably applaud it. When performed with great talent or skill in the act of fraud or deception, we experience horror and revulsion.

Lying well is deeper than a skill. It involves your relationship with reality. Some people have a good relationship with reality. This means: They accept that facts exist; they care that facts exist; and they look to facts (their absence or presence) to inform their views and opinions about events in daily life, or the bigger picture (morality, ethics, world events, society, etc.)

In normal times, we learn about the relationship friends, family and associates have (or don’t have) with reality. When you know someone well, you have the opportunity to see how much they let facts come into the equation when making decisions or developing attitudes about business, family or other aspects of daily life. Generally, we admire and trust people who are rational; and we mistrust and are turned off by people who evade and defy reality, usually to their own detriment.

In less normal times, like we’re living in now, we learn about the relationship millions of other people –most of them strangers, whom we’ll never meet — have (or don’t have) with reality and facts.

When I see someone wearing a mask alone in a car, that tells me something about his concern with facts and logic.

When I see someone smoking a cigarette, lifting her mask to take a puff, looking around to see if others are looking, and then putting the mask back on in between puffs (outdoors, where a mask was never required), that behavior tells you something about the person’s relationship (or lack thereof) with logic, facts and reality.

When I learn of someone who’s obese, and clearly negligent about his health in this regard, while self-righteously getting vaccinated against a virus with a 1 percent death rate, and expecting you to admire him for his attention to health, I already know what I need to know about that person’s relationship with objective reality.

When someone injects a largely untested and (if we’re honest) still highly experimental vaccine into his body, on the premise that it will prevent him from getting a particular virus, and then panics and becomes morally outraged that someone standing next to him did not take the same vaccine (or might not have), it tells you something about the level of rationality the person experiencing the outrage is in the habit of experiencing and practicing.

We live in astonishing times. Reason is on the decline when millions upon millions of people (perhaps a majority, or at least a plurality) so easily abandon intellectual self-honesty and simple non-contradictory objectivity required to cope in a complicated and sometimes dangerous world.

We are told daily: You may not question the science. Science is, by definition and in 100 percent of its practice, the act of questioning WITHOUT AN END TO THE QUESTIONING. In real science, questioning is always permitted and thoroughly encouraged.

When someone grabs full ownership of the facts you may or may not consider, and may or may not discuss, you can be 100 percent certain that whatever his motives may be, those motives have nothing whatsoever to do with science.

Rationality, reason, and a concern for facts refer to one’s relationship with reality. If you’re intellectually honest, these things matter to you. If you’re not intellectually honest, then you’ll succumb to some other standard apart from objective reality — either a standard that some bossy, pushy person (we call her “Karen”) imposes on you, or simply a subconscious, pre-cognitive absorption of the thing that everyone else seems to be doing. This latter translates into a vague sense that “everyone else is doing it — so it must be OK” … What results is the absurd spectacle of millions of people following what other people are doing, simply because other people are doing it and for no other reason. In saner times, we called this: the blind leading the blind. Today it’s called “the science.”

These are the times that try men’s souls, said Thomas Paine at a more psychologically and intellectually uplifting time in human history.

Actually, reason and intellectual honesty are required of ALL of us — even in the most normal and happy of times. Without critical and objective thought, we become lazy, complacent and ultimately dependent on fools and tyrants.

When we dispense with reason, intellectual honesty and common sense in happy times, then those happy times will soon turn into chaotic and miserable ones. And that’s exactly what happened in America.

A lack of thinking got us into this mess. Only honest thinking will get us out of it.

Michael J. Hurd, Daily Dose of Reason

Thousands Defy Vaccine Mandates

Untold thousands of teachers, health care workers, first responders, airline workers and others have already resigned or been fired as a result vaccine mandates.

Others are resisting in a public way.

According to the New York Post, Chicago’s police union has instructed members not to comply with mandates to fill out information on their vaccine status as part of a mandate or be put on unpaid leave.

https://nypost.com/2021/10/14/chicago-police-union-boss-tells-cops-to-defy-covid-19-vaccine-mandate/

According to the New York Post:

Chicago has the nation’s second-largest police department, consisting of about 13,000 cops, many of whom would not comply with the mandate, Catanzara [police union leader] threatened in an online video.

“It’s safe to say that the city of Chicago will have a police force at 50% or less for this weekend coming up,” the labor leader said.

Catanzara instructed his members to file for exemptions to receiving the vaccine, but not inform the city, in the clip.

Separately, hundreds of Boeing held signs and protested outside a factory in Washington state saying they will not comply.

CDC says the vaccines are safe and effective for all approved populations.

Scientists say the vaccines wear off in just a few months for most people, and have known and unknown side effects.

Advocates on both sides disagree on how common the side effects are.

Numerous cases challenging vaccine mandates without exemptions are working through courts.

Biden’s Collectivist America: A Grotesque Moral Inversion Too Hideous to Contemplate

Take a look at the picture of ships unable to unload products that would otherwise have ended up on American store shelves.

This is what happens when you pay people NOT to work.

All the government had to do was STAY THE HELL OUT. Even if you believe (in opposition to the government’s own 1 percent death rate) that COVID was an epic catastrophe rivaling the Black Plague, the government only made things worse by getting involved.

If people had been left to make up their own minds about handling customers, closing or opening businesses, and the like, then we wouldn’t be in this mess. We wouldn’t have the additional price inflation, and we wouldn’t have the people who got habituated (for more than a year) making money off the government through huge unemployment and other benefits.

The government created wealth (stolen from future generations) out of debt, and paid businesses and employees not to work. It also paid people to stay home instead of going out into the world and purchasing things. This led to a bottled up demand and inability to provide even for normal demand that contributed greatly to the crisis we see today.

Instead of saying, “We were wrong”, and immediately ending all controls and subsidies still making economic progress impossible, our Congress and President are doing precisely the opposite. They are tripling down on government intervention, promising (like it’s a good thing) to make the COVID lockdowns and economic strangulation of 2020-21 seem like nothing.

As the economy continues to falter and (on its current trajectory) ultimately crashes and burns, I wonder how many people will blame the government for the actual catastrophe? Or perhaps they’ll do what that criminal and terrorist, Joe Biden, now does when he blames it all on the private sector for not doing enough. “Blaming the victim” is too kind a phrase to describe what’s happening. Biden and the people he works for are the most twisted, deceptive and sadistic morons ever to inhabit a government, even a corrupt and tyrannical cabal like ours has now become.

It’s madness too impossibly bizarre even to comment upon, much past this point. The moral inversion — the sheer, grotesque injustice and perceptual-level deception taking place right before our eyes — is too hideous to contemplate. And yet here we are. Anyone who voted for this and still supports it all should be counted as a mortal enemy … unless, of course, you consider people who wish to annihilate all of civilization your friend.

Michael J. Hurd

American Kids Can’t Read, Write, or do Math, but They’re First in Critical Race Theory

America’s crumbling education system is in the news. On October 5th, Joe Biden managed to disgorge some dismal indicators as to the future prospects of America’s youth compared to the rest of the developed world.

Joe didn’t quite say it, but America’s kids, the product of an obscenely well-funded school system, rank last in the developed world in reading, writing, and math, making homegrown imbecility a far more pressing problem in modern-day America than homegrown terrorism.

Yet conservatives have kept insisting, throughout the Covid lockdowns and quarantines, that kids were missing out on an education because they were out of school.

To paraphrase Joan Rivers, how can you miss out on a rash? (When Madonna accused Lady Gaga of stealing her music, the great, late, lady Joan wanted to know how you could steal a rash.)

A particularly startling fact caught my attention in the Economist . “At 15, children in Massachusetts, where education standards are higher than in most states, are so far behind their counterparts in Shanghai at math, that it would take them more than two years of regular education to catch up.”

This last fact is enormously telling and alarming. It tells you that America’s best schools and students can’t compete with the world’s best.

As the author further quipped cynically, “American children came top at thinking they were good at math, but bottom at math.”

There’s no doubt that American kids are drowning in self-esteem. As someone who had warned, in the early 2000s, about unrealistic, dangerous levels of self-esteem—I would contend that inflated self-esteem and narcissism not only mask failure, but create pumped up nihilists, ready to unleash on their surrounds, unless met with palliative praise.

Yes, self-esteem is the royal jelly upon which America’s children are raised. Our child-centered, non-hierarchical, collaborative, progressive schooling has produced kids who do not believe they can and should be corrected; and when corrected lash out in anger or bewilderment.

Indeed, to listen to our university students speak—is to hear a foreboding amalgam of dumbness and supreme confidence combined. Yet they are often high achievers in the kind of schools “tailored” for just such sub-par output. The achievement Bell Curve has been skewed.

With welcome exceptions, the young can hardly string together coherent, grammatical sentences. They open their mouths and out tumble nothing but inane, mind-numbing cliches and banalities spoken in gravelly, grating, staccato tones. Vocal fry, the linguists call this loathsome sound.

Once upon a time, linguists would have sent our Eliza Doolittles for elocution lessons. Make her sound less rough, more refined.

Eliza, of “My Fair Lady” fame, was treated paternalistically, no doubt. Pedagogic paternalism can be fixed; not so a student’s studied ignorance. And these days, the Kardashian-style guttural growl is considered precious. Linguists name it and study it, instead of crushing it.

In fairness to the kids, anyone under 50 seems to be similarly afflicted: This cohort can’t use tenses, prepositions, and adjectives grammatically and creatively, or appreciate a clever turn-of-phrase, or conjugate verbs correctly. Has anyone noticed that the past perfect tense is dead in our country? People will relate that they “had went” to school or “had came back from the cinema.” Pidgin English is what the young, high-school graduate now speaks.

Inanities and redundancies make their way into compositions, too, where sentences are audaciously prefaced with, “I feel like”:

“Like, I want to give back.”

“Like, I want to make the world a better place.”

“I feel like, it’s important to love myself” (teaching textbook narcissism).

“I feel like, we need to unite.”

“Like, follow your passion.”

Hallmark cards are edgier, more original, and intuitively truer than the monolithic minds of America’s young, and those who’ve raised and taught them.

Clearly, people even more illiterate than the students are setting these sub-standards, giving kids A’s for output that showcases an inability to distill, summarize and generate ideas, and ethically cite sources. In use is only the most rudimentary, emotionally evocative language, for lack of a solid, ever-accreting vocabulary, higher-order thinking, and proper restraint in effect.

As to restraint: Not coincidentally, an asphyxiating hysteria simmers beneath the surface of the prose to match the vapid vocabulary, whereby breathy figures of speech are deployed to fit a febrile, emotionally overwrought state-of-mind:

“Unbelievable, incredibly embarrassing, amazing, OMG!” In short, exclamatory utterances.

As to edginess: America’s young have not been given the analytical tools with which to question received opinion. And, in tackling the “tyranny and arrogant authority” tied to Covid and Critical Race Theory, the kids have been mostly establishment-compliant: 40% of millennials favor the suppression of insensitive speech. It is the oldies who’ve stood up. Young people have, sadly, been readily inclined to accept and follow authority’s orders at all time.

Language mediates thought—and actions. You cannot express or develop worthwhile thoughts without a command of the language.

I feel for the kids. They are not to blame. Their arrogant ignorance, inculcated in schools, is carefully cultivated and then reinforced with incontinent praise from pedagogues and parents alike, from K to university.

Progressive schools and teachers—overseen by teachers’ unions—are responsible for the quantifiable rot; for the monument-smashing, monumental ignorance among America’s youth.

As to the formative figures in the child’s life. More shocking numbers: “Less than half (48%) of all American adults were proficient readers in 2017. American fourth graders (nine-to ten-year-olds) rank 15th on the Progress in International Literacy Study, an international exam.”

“And only 12% [of us] are considered by the country’s health department to be ‘health-literate’. Over one-third struggle with basic health tasks, such as following prescription-drug directions.” The numbers come via the Economist.

Conservatives like Candace Owens have equated keeping kids out of school with keeping kids dumb and compliant. How is that so, if schools are producing kids this banal, boorish and bossy?

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WATCH: “American Kids Come Top At THINKING They’re Good At Math, But Bottom At Math, Reading, Writing”


How Much Longer ?

Most people who treat you badly are not narcissists or sociopaths. Most people who treat you badly are treated badly or unfairly by others — and they take it. They assume it’s OK to take it, and because they assume it’s OK for THEM to take it from others, they assume it’s equally OK for YOU to take it from THEM.

It’s the circle of dysfunction. It starts with friendships and families. It spreads to workplaces and extended families. And it climaxes in entire societies.

It even happens with governments. The majority of us probably don’t like the way our tyrannical, brazenly disrespectful government is treating innocent, peaceful people. But most of us falsely believe we’re supposed to take it. So we take it, and allow it to be imposed on others, too.

It’s dysfunctional, unhealthy. It’s bad; it’s wrong. In the extreme (consistent) case it will lead to untold annihilation and destruction … even the death of millions, which has happened many times before.

Too many of us think that in order to be “good” people we must take whatever is handed to us — especially when it’s handed to us in the name of the “common good.”

Keep in mind that sociopaths, drug addicts and other unsavory people use these tactics all the time. They try to make good people feel guilty in order to get what they want. And that’s exactly what the sociopaths, narcissists, drug addicts and pedofiles in control of most of our government, corporations and culture are now trying to do to us.

They are parasites. They are the most worthless people imaginable who have managed through skill, deceit and cynical, cheap manipulation to gain unearned power. Their only weapon? Turning us against ourselves — and each other.

The only questions are: How much longer? As their claims and transgressions become more and more outrageous, particularly in a historically free country, what will be the tipping point? What will be the last straw? How will we express it?

Will there be a last straw, or are all of us going to simply SUBMIT to absolutely everything, as we have up to now?

You’re not living in a novel or a Netflix series. This is YOUR life. This is YOUR liberty. It’s your future, and the future of your children and grandchildren. We are the only country on earth that ever has been close to fully free. And, right now, WE are the generation who is losing it all.

Everything is at stake. They are prepared to take absolutely everything from us — property, rights, our minds, our voices, our bodies — and they are doing it in plain sight.

Biden — that horrific, metaphysically unimportant creature that neither George Orwell nor Ayn Rand could have dreamed up — laughs as he does it, and his equally low-IQ understudy cackles in the background. These are not “Presidents” or “Vice Presidents”. They are barely human clowns who have been given weapons and instructions to destroy the world. And they’re eagerly doing it.

Freedom is faltering everywhere — even in highly unexpected places like Australia. Australia is now a prison camp, not unlike Communist North Korea. The police and military have turned on the citizens. If it happened there, you can better believe it will happen everywhere. America, in letting itself down, has also let down the world. And, at present, the entire world is going down. They were counting on America to stand up for freedom. If we don’t, or can’t, then how can they? There is nowhere to escape, other than possibly the sea or outer space. Is that really what most of us wanted?

It’s the biggest outrage I believe human beings have ever experienced. Perhaps the world has seen worse times, and darker times, but these are the most UNNECESSARILY evil times ever known to mankind. We had it all, and we squandered it. For nothing.

So ask yourself, and ask everyone important to you: How much longer?

Michael J. Hurd, Daily Dose of Reason

French Finance Minister is issues Declaration of Independence—from Us.

Clear Differences Remain Between France and the U.S, French Minister Says,” is the headline to a remarkable piece appearing in the New York Times today. The Minister, Bruno Le Maire, is brutally frank on the nature of the differences as the quotations below Illustrate. (Emphases in the quotations are jvw’s.) In fact, they amount to a Declaration of Independence of France and EU from the U.S.

It is not surprising that the differences relate to China after the brouhaha over the sale of U.S. nuclear submarines to Australia and the surprising (to the French) cancellation of contracts with France for submarines. Mr. LeMaire, sounding very much like a reproving parent, characterized this as “misbehavior from the U.S. administration.”

Mr. LeMaire made it crystal clear that the disagreement over submarines is symptomatic of deeper differences in world view that have emerged not only in France but in the EU as a consequence of China’s rise. The article states:

“‘The United States wants to confront China. The European Union wants to engage China,’ Mr. Le Maire, a close ally of President Emmanuel Macron of France, said in a wide-ranging interview ahead of the (IMF) meetings. This was natural, he added, because the United States is the world’s leading power and does not ‘want China to become in a few years or in a few decades the first superpower in the world.

Europe’s strategic priority, by contrast, is independence, ‘which means to be able to build more capacities on defense, to defend its own view on the fight against climate change, to defend its own economic interest, to have access to key technologies and not be too dependent on American technologies,’ he said.”

The rise of an alternative to the U.S. is stimulating a remarkable development of backbone in many places around the world.

The article continued, quoting the Finance Minister:

“The key question now for the European Union, he said, is to become ‘independent from the United States, able to defend its own interests, whether economic or strategic interests.’”

LeMaire might have pre-ambled that statement with: “When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”

Still, seasoned diplomat that Mr. LeMaire is, he provided some cold comfort to the naughty U.S. administration, saying, the United States remains “our closest partner” in terms of values, economic model, respect for the rule of law, and embrace of freedom. But with China, he said, “we do not share the same values or economic model.”

The article continued:

“Asked if differences over China meant inevitable divergence between the United States and Europe, Mr. Le Maire said, ‘It could be if we are not cautious.’ But every effort should be made to avoid this, which means ‘recognizing Europe as one of the three superpowers in the world for the 21st century,’ alongside the United States and China.”

The piece concluded;

“One of the biggest lingering points of contention is over metal tariffs that former President Donald J. Trump imposed globally in 2018. Officials face difficult negotiations in coming weeks. Europeans plan to impose retaliatory tariffs on a range of U.S. products as of Dec. 1, unless Mr. Biden pulls back a 25 percent duty on European steel and a 10 percent tax on aluminum.

“‘If we want to improve the bilateral economic relationship between the continents, the first step must be for the United States to lift the sanctions in the steel and aluminum case,’ Mr. Le Maire said. ‘We are fed up with the trade wars,’ he added.”

Shared values are nice, but shared profits are clearly better.

John V. Walsh, UNZ Review

CAPITALISM is the “supply chain”


Rep. Matt Rosendale, R-Mont., told Newsmax that empty shelves across the country due to the supply chain shortage is making the U.S. look a lot like Russia.

”If you would watch the newsreels now, you would think that you were watching something out of Russia from about 20 or 30 years ago, with bare shelves and supply chains being shut down,” Rosendale said Wednesday on ”The Chris Salcedo Show.”

”The administration is already warning people that if they want to have presents under the Christmas tree this year, they need to start ordering them now. The problem is, you can’t get them, and if you can, they’re probably about 30-50% more expensive than they were this exact time last year.”

The lesson? Supply and production matter.

The other lesson? Capitalism IS the supply chain. Under socialism, you will diminish or eradicate supply. When you get rid of freedom and accountability — which is what socialism does — then you get rid of production. It is that simple. The events of 2020 and 2021 have shown us that this rule of human behavior applies even in the United States of America.

For over a year, the government has disrupted economic behavior. It imposed lockdowns, mask mandates, gave out huge unemployment benefits, ordered social distancing and now vaccination requirements. All of these things have led to a disruption in the economic activity that otherwise would have taken place. Witness the results.

Note that the economic disruption was NOT caused by a virus. Viruses have come and gone before. Nothing like this ever happened. What DID happen this time, that has never happened before, are lockdowns, huge unemployment benefits and now vaccination mandates which have also caused an employee shortage because anywhere from 30-50 percent of the population will quit before getting vaccinated.

You cannot do these things to an economy without consequences.

The “economy” is really just an abstraction referring to the transactions and activities of billions of people every day. The “economy” doesn’t care whether the disruption is due to government intervention in the name of socialism, Communism, or a virus. Disruption is disruption. And eventually, we all pay.

The hubris and ignorance among Americans about economics is truly monumental. We don’t have to be economists; most of us aren’t, and that’s OK. Given the quality of most economists today, that’s actually a good thing. But more of us should be able to understand that full shelves don’t happen by accident. And there’s a reason why shelves have always been full in America, while they were never full in Soviet Russia, and are not full today in places like Cuba and Venezuela (the latter of which used to have full shelves).

On our present course, with more and more government intervention in the economy, we can expect more problems. Already we’re seeing inflation, including rising gas prices, as well as slowdowns and shortages. Christmas presents and celebrations are important to millions of people. Those will be disrupted, not because of any virus — but because of economics, i.e, because of government intervention in the economy.

There is no utopia. But in a free market economy — where government does not interfere — there will be the fewest problems possible, and problems will always be temporary. This is because human beings, even at their worst, have rational incentives to improve or correct errors … when they are accountable for their actions. In a free market economy, where there is very little taxation and regulation, but also very few or no bailouts or subsidies, everyone is accountable.

We no longer have that; not like we used to. Shelves fill up for a reason. They get empty for a reason, too. If more Americans don’t learn to accept and grasp this simple fact, we’re going to see a lot more problems — even nightmare scenarios such as widespread starvation or hyperinflation.

I used to think we were only one election from all this happening. History will ultimately tell us if the 2020 election WAS that election.

Michael J. Hurd, Daily Dose of Reason

Clinton Warns Country: “I will never be out of the “game” of politics.”

Hillary Clinton made a major admission while appearing on “Good Morning America.”

Clinton admits politics is a “game” to her and she doesn’t plan on giving it up.

“I will never be out of the game of politics,” Clinton said.

“I am never going to get out of, you know, being involved, worried, and hopefully trying to help in some way,” she added.

“I really feel like our democracy is at stake.”

“And there are many reasons for that, some of them we saw on the screen with the insurrection,” she said about the January 6 riot.

“Some of them because of the revelations about Facebook that creates a world of disinformation,” she continued.

Clinton explained that she’s “not going to be running for anything,” but confirms that she will remain “involved” in order “to help in some way.”

Clinton appeared on “Good Morning America” to promote her upcoming political-mystery novel “State of Terror.”

“While it is being advertised as her first work of fiction, she has authored 14 other books of questionable veracity,” Becker News notes.

Clinton was recently slammed by Hollywood actress Rose McGowan for being a “shadow leader.”

“Hillary Clinton, You are a shadow leader in service of evil,” McGowan wrote to Twitter.

“You are the enemy of what is good, right and moral,” McGowan continued.

“You represent no flag, no country, no soul. You eat hope, you twist minds,” she said.

“I’ve been in a hotel room with your husband and here comes the bomb.”

McGowan linked to an article from Breitbart News about Clinton lamenting the recent Texas abortion law.

Texas successfully made abortion illegal if the unborn baby’s heartbeat can be detected, which happens at approximately six weeks. This decision in Texas has liberals furious. Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi have condemned Texas’s new abortion law.

Democrats, including Clinton, used to argue that abortion should be “safe, legal, and rare.”

Now Democrats support late-term abortion and the right to abort even if the unborn, innocent baby has a heartbeart. Former President Barack Obama is regularly accused of “supporting infanticide” when he opposed Illinois legislation that would have defined any aborted fetus that showed signs of life as a “born alive infant” entitled to legal protection, even if doctors believe he or she could not survive.

Here’s a look at McGowan’s tweets:

@HillaryClinton You are a shadow leader in service of evil. You are the enemy of what is good, right and moral. You represent no flag, no country, no soul. You eat hope, you twist minds. I’ve been in a hotel room with your husband and here comes the bomb. https://t.co/K3ZDQYBXPn

— Rose✨McGowan (@rosemcgowan) September 3, 2021

This is really going to help for sure absolutely moron achievement unlocked pic.twitter.com/eVxnapMNWm

— Rose✨McGowan (@rosemcgowan) September 3, 2021