Encore of Revival: America, May 4, 2020

America is furious, both of them. Conservatives are fed up with restrictions against a virus that has no symptoms. Liberals are fed up with Conservatives not entering panic mode with them.

If you don’t believe in God, you will believe in anything. For some, it is the belief that animals will live as if forever if we are all vegetarian. For some, it is the belief that crashing economies and avoiding other humans is the only way to survive. For some, it is the belief that outbursts of rage are the only way to become happy.

Neither of the Americas seem willing to give up their respective beliefs in whatever they hold most dear. The only changes are the removal of ambiguity and the level of rage that follows. There is no “moderate” politician anymore. There is no “gray”, only monochrome vision which will only find a way to gain evermore stark contrast.

They myth of people with different ideals living side-by-side is debunked. Maybe some ideals can live in a mixed society with one person living next to a neighbor who disagrees without being disagreeable; but not with Liberals and Conservatives. It’s not that the Conservatives don’t want it, but the Liberals won’t allow it.

Our different views must not mix, they can only be partitioned with Liberal in one city and Conservative in another. That’s the only way forward and it will happen because both will become too extreme for the other.


FBI discussed interviewing Michael Flynn ‘to get him to lie’ and ‘get him fired,’ handwritten notes show // Fox News


Fight for control of Senate intensifies as Democrats capitalize: ‘Odds have improved’ // Fox News

Joe Biden supporter Alyssa Milano changes tune on his accuser Tara Reade amid new developments // Fox News

White House

Do such headlines cause confusion?
Trump suggests injecting disinfectant to treat coronavirus // Aljazeera

Poison Control Center Calls Spike After President Trump Suggests Injections of Disinfectant // Democracy Now

Trump suggests ‘injection’ of disinfectant to beat coronavirus and ‘clean’ the lungs // NBC News

Washington as Usual

Activism, Unrest & Protests

‘Tell the hotels they are commandeered.’ Homeless activists are losing patience with L.A. // Yahoo News

Human Rights, Civil Liberties & Privacy

Oklahoma city ends face mask rule after threats of violence // NY Post

Texas park ranger pushed into lake while trying to enforce social distance // NY Post

Prices, Rates, Oil & Food

Coronavirus: Trump orders meatpacking plants to stay open // BBC News

Science, Weather & Health

AP: Most states fall short of coronavirus testing thresholds // AP

Alarm bells ring over controversial COVID testing // The Hill

Costco will start requiring customers to wear masks Monday // CNN

And mothballed hospitals
Tucker questions effect of coronavirus lockdowns: ‘The virus just isn’t nearly as deadly as we thought’ // Fox News