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The Abnormal States

Unleash Prosperity Hotline 
Issue #197
1) The Abnormal States

Of all places, CNN has a very useful tracker of which states have moved closest and quickest back to “normal” in terms of economic activity. The pink-colored states are not near back to normal and the aqua-colored states are mostly back to normal activity. See any pattern here? Most Democratic states remained economically crippled and most GOP states are near or completely back to normal. Our profound fear is that Biden will adopt national COVID policies that force red states to mimic what Governors Newsom (CA), Pritzker (IL), Murphy (NJ), and Cuomo (NY) have done to their states. This is called chasing the losers.

2) Has It Come to This in America?

We don’t agree with all of this, but Dennis Prager’s column on “The Good Germans” is worth all of us thinking about. Especially our well-meaning liberal friends:

One question that has always plagued me: How does one explain the “good German,” the term used to describe the average, presumably decent German, who did nothing to hurt Jews but also did nothing to help them and did nothing to undermine the Nazi regime? The same question could be asked about the average Russian under Lenin, Joseph Stalin…

Of course, I still judge Germans who helped the Nazis and Germans who in any way hurt Jews. But the Germans who did nothing? Not so fast.

What has changed my thinking has been watching what is happening in America (and Canada and Australia and elsewhere, for that matter).

The ease with which tens of millions of Americans have accepted irrational, unconstitutional and unprecedented police state-type restrictions on their freedoms, including even the freedom to make a living, has been, to understate the case, sobering.

The same holds true for the acceptance by most Americans of the rampant censorship on Twitter and all other major social media platforms.

Half of America, the nonleft half, is afraid to speak their minds at virtually every university, movie studio and large corporation — indeed, at virtually every place of work.

I have always believed that only in a dictatorship could a society be brainwashed. I was wrong. I now understand that mass brainwashing can take place in a nominally free society.

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