Sacha Baron Cohen, who is known for mocking ordinary Americans’ toleration of his offensive behavior and deceiving celebrities, called for more Big Tech censorship to fight “anti-Semitism,” “hate” and “bigotry”. While receiving an award from the Anti-Defamation League, he recommended that every online post should be monitored. The ADL has partnered with Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter and has influenced much of the existing censorship on these platforms.
Gad Saad, a Jewish-Canadian behavioral psychologist, pointed out that Sacha Baron Cohen’s definition of what should be censored was far too broad. He described himself as a free-speech absolutist and said it is wrong to attempt to correct falsehoods in a free society. For one thing, it is not always possible to know for sure what the falsehoods are. The only time social-media companies should intervene is for libel/defamation or direct incitement to violence. He says falsehoods can be defeated only by truth, not censorship. -GEG
Approximately one-third of the entire population of the globe now is under some sort of a lockdown order. A few are able to work at home, but the vast majority are forcibly unemployed. Many small businesses will not survive the folly of their leaders, and the number of homeless will drastically rise.
Projection for COVID-19 infections is about one one-thousands as severe as for the common flu. [1-billion infections of flu compared to approximately one-million infections of COVID-16.] In other words, the common flu is a thousand times more dangerous than COVID-19.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot threatened fines and arrest for people who defy her stay-at-home order. She said that outdoors is only for brief respite, not long long exposure. The mandate that carries a $500 fine, if violated once. Repeat offenders will be arrested. This is the face of martial law.
The web site for CovidActNow, that is being used by media, state governors, local leaders, and county judges as a reason to quarantine, says: “this [computer] model is designed to drive fast action, not predict the future.” [In other words, the predictions are propaganda, not science.]
Scientist and Imperial College author Neil Ferguson several weeks ago warned that the coronavirus would kill 500,000 people in the United Kingdom. He now says that, if all goes as expected, the death toll will be 20,000 people or fewer. Ferguson has tested positive for COVID-19 and is not expecting to die.
National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow announced the total coronavirus relief package will come to around $6-trillion, with $2-trillion in “direct assistance” to Main Street and “roughly $4-trillion in Federal Reserve lending power” for Wall Street.
These experts’ concerns include: the fact that the destruction of the economy will cause more deaths than the coronavirus, there are no scientific standards for testing for the presence of the virus, most deaths are only in the elderly population, and more!
The mayor said that water and power would be turned off for nonessential businesses to force them to close. He called the businesses that have yet to close “irresponsible and selfish.” While small business owners are fighting for economic survival, the Mayor enjoys a handsome salary with no interruptions or reductions.
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell cut interest rates to zero, launched unlimited quantitative easing (money creation), has committed to buy $1-trillion in Treasury Bonds and mortgage-backed securities, and municipal bonds. All this adds up to a death warrant for the American economy.
India’s economy has come to a screeching halt as residents in 75 districts across the country, including in major cities, such as the capital New Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore have been forced into mandatory quarantine by the government until March 31.
Prince Charles openly called for transforming the world’s economic model at a “revolutionary” pace, re-engineering the business model to change industries, markets and employment for the the green agenda. The changes would affect every business sector imaginable.
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CA Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would have allowed illegal aliens to be employed by the government and he vetoed another bill that would have established a “fake news” advisory board. Activists went to state lawmakers’ offices and lobbied against both bills – and apparently were successful, despite discouragement from people on the internet.