The populists and communists want to force the private banks to sell their shares and say the people are the rightful owners of the gold worth $102 billion. In truth, it is owned by the politicians. All that is happening is that the gold and the power of legalized plunder will move from one group to another.
Chinese President Xi Jinping views religion as a threat from foreign countries to undermine the government’s power. [He is wrong about foreign powers but right in that religion does, in fact, undermine government power, because it allows people to turn to spiritual leaders and to each other for help.
Whenever governments take control over an industry, it is not long before corruption overrides theory. If one wants to know if net neutrality will be good or bad for consumers, just look at the strongest advocates. Why do you think that Google, YouTube, Governor Jerry Brown, and the legislature of California are so fond of net neutrality?
Democrat Representative John Garamendi added racism and sexism to the argument by saying the senators who support Kavanaugh are white racists who are hostile to women. [The allegations against Kavanaugh have nothing to do with race, but the left has added that issue to present themselves as virtuous and to conceal their true political motivation.]
Despite California having a vigorous economy, 20% of Californians are suffering economic hardship, mostly due to the cost of housing. Moderate wage earners age 35 to 44 are leaving California due to rising crime, heavy traffic, a growing homeless epidemic and, especially high taxes. [These are the natural effects of collectivism. Only the wealthy and the impoverished will remain in the state. Eventually, everyone will be impoverished except the ruling elite.]