Worst people of 2020

I’d have to devote 6 months of my life and write a book to do this right. So here’s some hate-filled rant I came up with off the top of my head:

  1. Donald Trump: I actually voted for him, but it was due to hatred for the Democrats and disgust with the way the Libertarian Party ran their campaign. Trump allowed himself to be manipulated into declaring COVID an emergency which set the state for the lockdowns and tyranny we’ve suffered under since March. He did this based on the advice of people who hate him and wanted him removed from office. He then ran a confused campaign where he tried to have it both ways. Being anti-lockdown, but taking credit for a great Government response that included lockdowns. He also warned about election fraud while being completely unprepared to combat it in any meaningful way. He’s spent the last few months pretending he’s going to serve another term which has distracted his supporters and made them sound increasingly delusional. He’s also failed to end any wars. Hopefully, the few principled people inside the GOP (Rand Paul, Thomas Massie) can move on from the Trump era and serve as meaningful opposition to the Deep State.
Trump's Top Coronavirus Expert: The President Is Full of Shit | Vanity Fair

2. Most governors. This basically goes for all Democrat governors, Republican governors in Blue States, and the tyrant in Ohio. With the exception of Kristi Noem, all governors have done some truly evil things this year, but there’s no point in bashing the Republicans in Red States who have mainly resisted the COVID hysteria and removed most restrictions. No, this post is about the Gavin Newsoms, Andrew Cuomos, and Phil Murphys who have decimated the Middle Class in their states, forced most honest hard-working people to flee or make plans to, and many cases actually increased the death counts via exposing nursing home patients to COVID or simply driving people to suicide or overdoses. There’s a special place in Hell for these tyrants.

Phil Murphy Ranks 34th Worst Governor and New Jersey Ranks 41st Worst Run  State

3. Anthony Fauci. This sack of shit has admitted to lying about masks and herd immunity thresholds, but we’re supposed to believe he’s telling us his honest opinion now. He constantly contradicts himself about if and when the various lockdown policies should be used. He’s never had even a fraction of the attention he now enjoys at any point in his career in the DC Swamp and he’s loving every minute of it. If it’s up to him (and Biden apparently thinks it is) he will never let the COVID hysteria end. It’s made him famous beyond his wildest imagination, and he gets nothing but praise from the media and half the country. It’s nothing but condescending fear porn spewing from this fraud’s mouth in between obnoxious smirks. I’m not sure I’ve ever felt such contempt for one man in my entire life.

Anthony Fauci talks with Jefferson doctors about coronavirus vaccines, herd  immunity, and how long we'll need masks : LockdownSkepticism

4. Kamala Harris. It would be shorter to list all the things not horrible about her (her haircut seems ok). She seems incapable of not lying or not bursting into inappropriate laughter when being interviewed. I’ll just leave you with one of her more recent lies:

If this doesn’t strike you as obvious bullshit, you’re beyond hopeless.

5. Alyssa Milano. She’s kind of a stand-in for all Hollywood celebrities, but this sanctimonious airhead feels her years on Charmed and Who’s the Boss leaves her uniquely qualified to offer her advice on politics. Of course, in 2020, everything is political so we get to hear from her on economics, epidemiology, racism, morality, and any other topic you can think of. I especially enjoyed this tweet which I believe lead her to stop allowing replies:

As if she has anywhere near 1/3 of Joe Rogan’s listeners. She’s clearly delusional.

6. Jimmy Kimmel. This requires no explanation. Anyone who likes Jimmy Kimmel is my enemy.

Jimmy Kimmel | Biography, TV Shows, & Facts | Britannica

Libertarian position on immigration

There are a few issues libertarians love to argue about. One of those is immigration.

I like this twitter account and agree with most of the tweets. But I think this line of reasoning on immigration is way off base. You hear it all the time among many libertarians that enforcing immigration laws violates the Non-Aggression Principle or that people have a natural right to the freedom of movement. I disagree on several fronts.

I will concede that in a Stateless society there would be no borders like we currently have. It wouldn’t be up to one entity to repel all people seeking to cross the Rio Grande.

But keep in mind all property would be privately owned. So it would be up to individual landowners to invite in or refuse entry to anyone who comes along. So there is no freedom of movement. In a truly free society, you can only travel at the pleasure of the owners of the properties you seek to enter.

Currently, the State claims ownership of huge portions of land in the US including almost all transportation infrastructure. “Legal” US residents are taxed to pay for this infrastructure. The State can either allow or disallow immigrants to use this land and travel freely on it. If you believe no immigration laws should be enforced under this situation, then you’re basically saying anyone, anywhere in the world, can show up in the USA and use public land with no thought to where the cost burden lies. If a million Chinese people flock into Oklahoma City all at once, then no one can stop them and the State will just have to build more roads I suppose.

Beyond just the issue of public land, the State violates the freedom of association of its subjects. So if a group of property owners would prefer to not accommodate foreigners, they have no legal right to do so under the current regime. Own an apartment building, restaurant, retail store? You can’t discriminate against anyone the State has let into the country. Set aside whether you think it’s good or bad to have your town’s demographics radically altered. The fact is, the local existing residents are barred from legally doing so if they desire. Their local governments are forced to do the same by the DC regime so that they must provide emergency services and education to any immigrant minors. This is not freedom under any sense of the word.

Why is it so morally virtuous to be “pro” immigration anyway? Is it somehow evil to prefer your own culture to foreign ones? Is every foreign culture going to automatically enrich the American one? That’s a value judgment where the State favors the immigrant and pro-immigrant crowd against the restrictions. It’s not a black-and-white libertarian issue. The obvious thought experiment to counter the pro-immigration view is whether you think the people of Japan would be morally wrong to oppose a million Russians moving into their country every year or if they have a right to maintain their society as they see fit.

Finally, I don’t understand the libertarians who think mass immigration into the US is going to lead to a freer society. It’s just not practical. The country has gotten less free as the immigrant level has increased. Foreigners and their children don’t favor smaller government, quite the opposite. If you think a million central Americans arriving in California are going to read the Road to Serfdom and vote for Spike Cohen, you’re dreaming.

Excess deaths?

The media and politicians are in full-fledged panic mode right now and have half the country whipped up into a frenzy that COVID is on the warpath and it will be even worse than before and it’s all because of evil science deniers. So far this latest “wave” hasn’t produced the excess deaths you would expect given all the hype according to the CDC data:

I imagine there will be more overall deaths reported as we get November data in. But we do need to reserve judgment on just how terrible things really are as we advance into this new flu season.

It’s also interesting how through most of the lockdown period there were more excess deaths than reported COVID deaths. Considering how loose they are with slapping COVID on as many death certificates as possible, this suggests that the lockdowns themselves are causing deaths unrelated to the virus.