May 19, 2024
America, with coronavirus, gets a taste of socialism
An entire section of meat and poultry is left empty after panicked shoppers swept through in fear of the coronavirus at a local grocery store in Burbank, Calif., on Saturday, March 14, 2020.
An entire section of meat and poultry is left empty after panicked shoppers swept through in fear of the coronavirus at a local grocery store in Burbank, Calif., on Saturday, March 14, 2020.

Socialism-loving millennials, look and take note: The clearing of store shelves, the closing of retail, the shuttering of restaurants and nightclubs and bars — these are the outcomes of mass response to the global pandemic called coronavirus.

But they’re also what befalls when socialism takes over.

The current store runs across America in the quest for toilet paper and bottled water aren’t symptoms of a free market. They’re panic buys, made in reaction to nonstop contextually devoid media coverage about the “deadly” coronavirus; to quarantines and quarantine requirements; to announcements of school closings and business shutdowns that keep stretching and expanding; to government advisements and press conferences that keep changing in tone and content; and, most importantly, to the overall unaccustomed atmosphere of fear that grows upon seeing store shelves in America cleared of items such as toilet paper and bottled water.

That last is an alarm that grows louder each day.

In America, land of the free and plenty — in America, land of the capitalist and free market, where stores bulge with supplies and purchases and overnight deliveries are but a computer click away — emptied grocery bins aren’t just curiosities. They’re frightening. They’re “what the heck is going on here” frightening.

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March 18, 2020 10:35 am

Truckers Are Keeping American Supply Chains — and Americans — Alive

Make no mistake about it. These same people are keeping Canadians alive too. Besides practically everything else they indeed do deliver the food with which to restock those empty shelves. Think about how vital these men and women are to our survival. If the truckers fail, society fails. Once we have this horrible issue behind us, as we surely will, these people will be among the unsung heroes, only if we allow them to be. The drivers behind the wheels have left stressed out and frightened families back at home. The time is right now to start tooting your horn and give a thumbs up as you pass those big rigs on their absolutely vital missions to sustain the life of our society. They will be raised up by our show of appreciation. It would also draw people together and fill them with a common purpose. Instead of the non stop 24/7 media dispensed despair the will to fight…and the absolute determination to win.

Groceries began reappearing on American store shelves this week, thanks to the strength of a supply chain that includes farmers, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers — all of whom are literally risking their lives to stay on duty.

A crucial part of that supply chain is the American trucker, who makes sure that goods are delivered in a timely fashion. That is always the case, but it is especially true in the sudden global emergency we face today.

March 18, 2020 10:54 am
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Alone on the Open Road: Truckers Feel Like ‘Throwaway People’

Nearly 3 years ago President Donald J. Trump recognized the importance of blue collar workers, including long distant truckers for the maintenance of a healthy society. Throwaway people? Lifesavers are what they are. Hordes of immature, selfish millennials dance on the beaches of Florida and elsewhere this very day ignoring and mocking government restrictions implemented to minimize human to human transmission of the virus. History will remember them as they deserve, with disgust. History will also remember those, including our truckers for their vital role in saving society, with admiration and awe.

March 18, 2020 11:24 am
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Lemming Beach: Shocking aerial footage shows a packed Florida sands on the same day Donald Trump urged ALL Americans to avoid groups of more than 10 and practices self-distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic