“After becoming man, God strayed from the path of His rigorous wrath,” I thought while driving today, thinking of the differences between the Old and New Testaments.

“I certainly did not,” a thought entered my mind.

“That is the exactly correct response, Lord,” I replied, laughing.

I’m almost certain the federal government is right now cooking up another pandemic in its biowarfare labs.

Wait for it, it’s coming up soon.

Are socialists the only people we can really count on to resist the fascists?

This is strange also because socialists would benefit from the empowerment of the state, especially when they’re the ones running it, and civil liberties is a bourgeois concept anyway.

In other paradoxical news, Black Lives Matter has been nominated for the Nobel peace prize.

So, it looks like the super-rich are dissatisfied with the climate and seek to improve it by shutting down economic development.

They’re like Marvin the Martian who wants to blow up Earth because it obstructs his view of Venus.

All billionaires are crazy.

It’s true in a sense that the delightful GameStop brouhaha is about “the ongoing war between elites and populists.” But it’s also partially misleading.

In the free market, the consumers, as Mises pointed out, make rich men poor and poor men rich. A typical story is, as Schumpeter called it, “three generations from overalls to overalls.” This process is entirely socially virtuous and serves the good of the whole people.

Almost the entirety of non-ideological politics consists in the presently rich trying to escape consumer sovereignty and outlaw competition while pretending that doing so is in the public interest. Most regulations, for example, are written by the dominant firms in the industry with the purpose of creating barriers to entry to that industry and of ensuring permanent profits to those firms, secure from attacks by future entrepreneurs.

The elites have no interest in the free market. Free market is good for the consumers and often for those who are presently poor but who are trying to become rich by competing with the presently rich. This has little to do with Trump or political populism. It’s the nature of the market to churn the social hierarchy, and a lot of people would eagerly use the violence of the state in order not to be churned downward.

Tom Woods writes:

In the wake of that revelation, a troll account on Twitter posted this:

“If you see anybody from the Cuomo Administration in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd. And you push back on them. And you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”

If you’re sharp, you’ll remember that these are exactly the same words uttered three years ago by Rep. Maxine Waters, except about Trump rather than Cuomo.

Those words were met with yawns back then.

But when those very words are used to refer to the Cuomo administration, well, that’s just not acceptable!

Ah, Tom, but the difference is that Maxine Waters, like any leftist, had “good intentions,” while the Trump supporters, like all rightists, “hate.”

Says LA Times:

President Biden announced Wednesday a moratorium on new oil and gas leasing on public lands, one of a slate of executive actions to demonstrate his commitment to fighting climate change…

The libertarian solution is that there should be no “public” and especially federal lands, which would in this case make it impossible for the state to impoverish the people, but who listens to us?