The further to the left or the right you move, the more your lens on life distorts.

Monday, April 13, 2020

The Ticket

I had never heard of someone named Sally Kohn (she's an "activist" and USA Today "contributor") but her tweet exemplifies the position of far too many on the Left (note that it got 3.1K likes) and is worth noting:

Conservative firebrand Kurt Schlichter tears poor Sally and her fellow travelers a new one, writing:
Are you people stupid? What the unholy hell are you thinking? When there is no income, what do you expect a business owner to pay his employees with? IOUs? Monopoly money? Feelings?

Oh, maybe the boss of that local pizza restaurant that the cough police closed down should just go downstairs to the basement vault in his mansion, pop open the door and take out one of those dozens of big sacks with dollar signs on them that are stuffed with $100 bills and use them to meet payroll. And rent. And insurance. And supplies. And maintenance. And so on. And so on. And so on.

Because that whole thing about cash flow? No, it’s not a thing. It’s a myth! It’s just an illusion for those tuxedo n’ top hat-sporting fatcats who run the local pet stores and such use to fool the proles into believing that there’s not some bottomless well o’ cash these tycoons can draw upon forever.

Yeah, these bigwigs are claiming they are running out of money, but Sally sees through their web of deceit! But in a way she is right – it is kind of a choice. Of course, the choice is bankruptcy or layoffs. And either way, those employees are out of a job.

But the real tragedy would be if people might see “owners/CEOs as the victims” even though they are victims too.

You wonder if people can be this dumb and then you go on Twitter and yeah, people can absolutely be that dumb.

Or even dumber, if that’s even possible.
So yeah, let's follow the guidance of those on the Left ('cause in the main that's where it's coming from) and keep the economy closed until every last case of COVID-19 has been eliminated, or every one of the 327 million people in the USA has been tested, or a vaccine has been developed and administered. After all, even if it takes many, many months or years(!), that will "save lives," and every other consideration is unimportant.

And as for the economic catastrophe that has already begun, well that's the fault of the evil Donald Trump because, well ... Trump. And besides, small business owners are greedy and are laying people off because it's their "choice," and the people who've spent their lives building a small business aren't victims, they're rapacious, uncaring capitalists who are raping their employees. Of course, none of this would have happened in the socialist utopia ... prescient action because the Left is all-knowing, and therefore -- no sickness, no shortages, no incompetence, no virus at all! Yeah, that's the ticket.