Encore of Revival: America, August 2, 2021

Fear. Pandemic protests are global. News narratives frustrate the White House. Germans and Aussies detest prevention measures. 600 were detained in Berlin. Meanwhile, Taiwan is down from a whopping 500 new cases in one day to 12. They wear masks, and check in at stores by either scribbling a name and phone number on a scrap of paper or sending a QR-code text message, then using a body-temperature hand-sanitizer combo machine. While the West divides in two paranoid groups, each calling the other paranoid, Taiwan re-opens dine-in restaurants.

Elections have consequences. They are coming, sooner for California, where a Democratic governor may have fallen out of favor and faces a recall vote. Trump raised lots of money—after losing in an election to many documented rule-breaking and suspicious-resulting precincts, in concert with Republicans who certified the rule-breaking precincts. Why would anyone suspect that Republicans helped voter fraud steal an election from one of the most popular and war-ending presidents of all time? It’s not like their party made $100M from his fundraising after he lost. No wait, they did.

That’s the problem with conspiracy theories. Most of them blame the wrong guy. If masks and other virus measures were part of a conspiracy theory, the theory should include the absolute necessity of public panic from both kinds of kooks. Without the vaxxers and anti-maskers fearing each other, America might have its numbers down to where Taiwan has. And, any election conspiracy theory should include that the RNC saw a profit in losing—just as they have for many decades.

It only grows more evident—the answers to America’s problems aren’t in any flavor of kookery, but in dropping fear and division so as to see the bigger picture.


Pelosi: Access to former President Trump’s tax returns is a matter of national security.
IRS must turn over Trump tax returns to Congress, DoJ says // Guardian


Will Trump be spoiler as California GOP seeks Newsom recall? // AP

Trump Has Built War Chest of More Than $100 Million // MSN News


COVID-19: CECC reports 12 cases, two deaths // Taipei Times

Because everyone should keep wearing masks, right?
‘President Biden absolutely declared a victory too soon,’ Leana Wen says // Yahoo News

Australia deploys helicopters & soldiers to order people to GO HOME in one world’s strictest Covid lockdowns // The Sun

‘So why the panic? Why new mask mandates? Why no common sense?’
Cover: INSANITY! These squares equal 161M vaxxed US residents… .0007% died (July 30, 2021) // NY Post

Berlin protesters decry coronavirus measures; 600 detained // AP

Delta variant: White House frustrated with ‘hyperbolic’ and ‘irresponsible’ coverage // CNN

Florida coronavirus cases jump 50 percent in one week // The Hill

Sports, Hip Hop & Olympics

Olympic Medal Count: See Who Has Won the Most Gold and Overall // NBC New York