Another article from Jeffrey A. Tucker today (do read it) reminds me of a post that I put up in April of 2020. It was apparent then that governments had taken the delusion of ‘their economy’ to new heights. What they claim as ‘their economy’ is simply a theoretical aggregation of our businesses. When they turned our businesses off with the lockdowns, they destroyed the supply lines and all hopes of future prosperity.
They destroyed our societies and our lives without even having the intelligence to understand what they they were doing. I do not have sufficient pejoratives to describe my contemt for such people.
From April, 2020…
“It is more likely that the real reason for the shutdown was exactly what it looked like – sheer panic. The 21st century delusion that blights the West, is that the government is responsible for the life of each of ‘its’ citizens. They really have come to believe their own guff, that it is their responsibility to care for and look after everyone. Dismally, a great many of the electorate have dropped down, obligingly, into this level of non-existent personal responsibility.
“As each individual is considered a property of the State, so too are their businesses, and their aggregate, known as the economy. The government failed by not understanding that an economy does not have an On/Off button.
“Our politicians, composed in the main of lawyers, trade unionists and careerists, simply did not understand the parlous state of business in a heavily regulated environment. The more regulations, the more fragile the economy and the more businesses were pushed to the margins.
“The Australian economy was so brittle that it has disintegrated.”