Today was the first day of the provincial lockdown. I am quite stressed about it, and anxious. But aside from that, twitter has decided to ban Donald Trump from their platform for the foreseeable future. Many people are calling this censorship. I’m mixed. It seems that he can say one thing, but that his supporters take it to mean another thing. For example, he said in his presidential speech that his followers that he feels for them, but that they need to be peaceful and that they need to go home. It’s quite shocking that he has the power to incite violence so easily, when half of the supports him.
But I spoke with a friend today, and he saw it completely differently. He thinks that there’ll be an attempt to centralize power, to consolidate it. But in reality, what it actually is is a political purge. People are rushing to dissasociate themselves from Trump. This is what people do in communist revolutions. Anyway, the other thing about the Trump ban is that Twitter doesn’t actually ban people like Ayatollah Khomeni, Putin, and other murderers. Trump hasn’t killed a single person, and he’s the first leader banned? Not good man. He can’t reach his citizens. Not good.
I have a headache. Today, I read the introduction chapter to Vulnerability, edited by Jane Philpott, among others. In it, they too say that they don’t know why we all followed China’s lead and brought in lockdowns. It just doesn’t make sense to me anymore.
As for Quebec, it’s truly becoming The People’s Republic of Quebec. Valerie Plantain, the mayor, just asked the government to institute price controls on delivery drivers so that they can continue to remain affordible for restaurants to deliver using. But price controls create shortages. They’re acting like they’re communists! I don’t get it.
I think we might have a civil war in the United States. The left is consolidating power, the right is going to start building their own everything, free from left wing control. This’ll set up parallel socieities. In a grim prediction, I think there’ll be a civil war in the US within the next 10 years. When there’s a civil war, China and/or Russia, but porbably China, will invate the US, and establish itself as the global superpower and leader of world order. Hopefully, the UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and other European countries gather their militaries and stand up against the invasion. I will probably be consripted. I can’t believe that I’m thinking of war!
I should probably buy more bitcoin. It’s just that it’s quite a risky investment, so I don’t want to spend all my money on it. But on the other hand, it’ll make a lot of money, too! Probabbly best to keep a small share of my total assets in bitcoin, and probably good to understand how it works too. It might be the solution to this whole political division stuff.
I also listened to an episode with Joanna Baron and Ryan Alford on the Rule of Law. It was good. The point that he was making was that these rights which we have aren’t simply things which governments can’t break. They’re things which are absolute, at least some of them. For example, habeas corpus. Is hould tweet about habeas corpus on my twitter page.
Oh, and today I made a new twitter page about COVID reading and policy and law. Now I have a headache. Things aren’t very good. I’ve got to get my sleep in order. Damn.