Webb: Coronavirus, culture, economics and politics
Most of the current topics in today’s news revolve around these four elements. Just about everyone is talking about them, yet many do not understand or care to try. It’s easier to be led by the news headlines, commentators, social media posts and memes, hastily- and half-written articles on any media platform.
It’s not that we don’t have access to information. At times there is just too much of it and it is difficult to discern and digest. It’s a responsibility and you are the one who has to exercise it.
Are you a coronavirus denier or a prepper? Neither one would be logical. Prudence and practicality are better approaches. The hyperbolic attention by the media is driving a frenzy of overreaction and misinformation. There are very real-world effects beyond the medical threat. All of them need to be addressed in proper context, realizing that this is an ongoing situation that none can clearly define in every way. Don’t call for calm, practice it.
It’s outrageous as an example but Democrat primary candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is promising you a free vaccine if elected. So first you have to wait until January 2021. Just in case one is available sooner, that might matter, and then there’s the nothing is free reality. Is it free if you’re paying taxes to pay for it or if Sanders appropriates it from private companies that spend capital to develop it? What if a foreign company develops a vaccine? Bernie supporters will claim otherwise and rational people will know otherwise.
Culture and economics
Some people are actually buying Sanders’s dangerous communist ideas. Do not believe the democratic socialist hype. Just because you change the term to fit a new narrative doesn’t mean the policies are not the same.
Communism comes in many forms. Think about it, we have the Chinese Communist Party, the Cuban communist regime and the Venezuelan communist government. Europe is not immune because in Greece the Marxist party has reappeared after a long hiatus and for a short time held the majority position in their parliament.
Communism in any form destroys cultures and every form of economic empowerment. It does not empower the poor, it makes all but those who are in power poor. Communism is not asking you to share your salt with your dining partner, it’s telling you how much salt you can have if any at all.
Under any name or narrative, communism is the destruction of an economic system and the construction of a dictatorship.
Former Vice President Joe Biden says he has the solutions that will save America from Donald Trump and the solutions that will save you from everything else. My question is why not give that advice to Barack Obama during his presidency? After 44 years in Washington, D.C., he has finally found the answers.
These politicians are frauds and, in many ways, dangerous frauds. Sanders is a communist sympathizer and beyond a wannabe.
Biden is a profiteer and he and his family have lived off of you, the American people, profiting greatly at your expense for decades.
The FBI just raided Americore, a business tied to Biden’s brother, James Biden, and they don’t do this unless there are serious allegations and a significant investigation.
The purpose of the raid is unclear and there is no clear evidence thus far it was directly related to the actions of Joe Biden’s younger brother. Americore has faced allegations of mismanagement, and two small medical firms that did business with Americore have claimed in civil court proceedings that he may have fraudulently transferred funds from Americore “outside of the course of ordinary business.” A former Americore executive also stated that James Biden had more than a half million dollars transferred to him from the firm as a personal loan. The loan has not been repaid.
On its surface or if further investigation develops anything illegal, this helps Biden’s detractors who accuse him and his family of profiting off of his position as a senator, then as vice president.
I would choose carefully how you assess issues and politics run on parallel tracks to the November general election. Issues will become political footballs no matter their relevance. The Democrats are offering you a slow boat to socialism under Joe Biden who stated that he is the most progressive in the race, or a fast plane to communism if in some perverse parallel universe Sanders won the presidency.
Webb is host of “The David Webb Show” on SiriusXM Patriot 125, host of “Reality Check with David Webb” on Fox Nation, a Fox News contributor and a frequent television commentator. His column appears twice a month in The Hill.