“How terrible it will be for those who call evil good and good evil, who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness, who substitute what is bitter for what is sweet and what is sweet for what is bitter!” – Isiah 5:20, International Standard Version, per Bible Hub.
There is no doubt that what happens after a pandemic occurs is important. Fumbles by whomever post-pandemic should have accountability. But when the ultimate responsibilities for what is ravaging American life, business, and economic well being are examined, one must go to original known sources for the ultimate responsibility.
When someone starts a fire, one or more fireman might err in handling the situation. But the arsonist is the root cause of the blaze. The arsonist has the primary responsibility.
With that clarifying background, for discussion’s sake, let’s briefly imagine that Chinese state claims that the coronavirus originated from somewhere outside of China and was ‘taken’ to Wuhan were true.
If that allegation was accurate, it’s significant.
But it doesn’t change the reality that Chinese Communist Party (CCP) authorities covered up and failed to report the outbreak to international authorities on a timely basis. The CCP did so with the tacit support of the World Health Organization or WHO. So the CCP and the WHO are key sources for blame. Problems before or since could be of secondary interest. The reason that matters is explained by the medical expert that is cited below.
State and world health organizations exist in part precisely to prevent a pandemic. Thus the report linked below is significant.
MHProNews is currently working on an updated timeline and added information for the above. Those updates will reflect the accuracy of the report and analysis above and do so with added information from new and prior mainstream and official sources. Watch for that in the days ahead, because this is obviously a political, health, and economic issue in a national election year. Misunderstanding this single topic could swing an election.
American media is increasingly being called into question by those in or near the profession. That’s not to necessarily pin the blame on journalists or even editors/producers who might want to report a story or handle it differently than upper management instructs them.
That’s a fair reading of the statements below which are part of a new report on MHLivingNews. It very much impacts our profession, but others too.
All of this is tragic. But ‘every problem is an opportunity in disguise’ is part of the mindset this writer and numerous other Americans were raised with. Understanding the root issues of a given problem is necessary. As even early computer programmers observed, GIGO. “Garbage In, Garbage Out.”
Information – perhaps more precisely information and misinformation – can be wielded as a weapon. ‘The first casualty of war is truth’ is a maxim that applies. Warren Buffett said that class warfare is underway and that his class, the wealthy class, are winning. Danny Glover who sits on the board of one of Buffett’s nonprofits said that there is a monopoly of money and information. Billionaire Elon Musk recently said that ‘monopolies are wrong!’ That’s a sentiment that dates back to the early days of the American revolution. The tea tossed into Boston harbor by revolutionaries dressed like native Americans was being sunk due to that teas monopolistic owners and because the colonists wanted representation if the were going to be taxed. That’s not the type of lesson likely to be taught by the New York Times supported 1619 project proponents.
When the truth is obstructed or obscured those who know the reality can have an advantage over those who don’t.
But hoarding information from those who can and should be natural allies is an incorrect instinct. Who says? Consider the examples of Nazi Germany or the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia. The time for the people to get informed and organize is as early as possible. Wait too long, and you and your professional interests might vanish in the night when armed men come to take you and whatever else they might want.
Similar Earlier Examples in America
America suffered significant levels of violence in the 1960s and 1970s. The featured image and headline snapshots above are part of the evidence that bombings and terror attacks occurred in those years in larger numbers than now, based upon available data.
Why was it been handled so differently, then and now?
The reasons that could be cited are many. Among them, the U.S. didn’t have 24/7 cable news, widely available news or talk radio around the clock, an internet or social media to keep millions mesmerized. The Hong Kong flu pandemic of 1968-1969 was routinely not front page news. People went about their lives. The massive shutdowns and responses of today just didn’t occur then. Another is that several in mainstream media appear reluctant to call out the roll of billionaires funding those who are instigating unrest and misinformation.
When violence occurred then, it generally disrupted those most directly impacted.
The SDS, Weather Underground and other attacks by Marxist-Socialist-Communist radicals in the late 1960s and later resulted in terroristic bombings and killings in greater numbers than today. We’ll plan a more detailed report on that in the days ahead.
But for now, let’s note that mayors and their police chiefs didn’t allow radicals to take over police stations, or allow them to openly challenge or hold the streets for days on end. Marches, yes. Taking control of streets, and allowing property to be vandalized, looted, or destroyed, that was routinely kept under tighter control by law enforcement decades ago.
The response today is both better and worse. On the one hand, law enforcement generally shows more restraint today. Some called the response to the protests in Chicago in the late 1960s a “police riot.” While allegations fly, there is nothing similar today. Rather, in 2020, when mayors tell their police departments to stand down or back off, ponder this question. How many similar examples can you find of that occurring in the 1960s and 1970s? Good luck looking.
The Civil Rights movement was still fresh and ongoing in the 60s. But Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and others who had ties to Marxist-Socialist-Communist backers were widely rejected by the so-called “silent majority.”
By contrast, today there are big companies and billionaires who are openly donating to not just racial justice causes, but in numbers of cases specifically to Black Lives Matter which is a group whose co-founders specifically said that they are trained Marxists.
The reasons for our industry’s professionals to trust the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) are…what exactly? One of the articles linked below explores that question with very specific examples.
Terror tactics are on the rise. Attacks on Christians Churches are up. Specific attacks on Catholic images and buildings are prominent in that uptick in violence. While only about 1 in 5 Americans are Catholic, if terror tactics are aimed at the single largest group of believers in America, why would there be a surprise if other believers follow? Indeed, attacks on other churches, synagogues and mosques have also occurred. Thus it is necessary to keep in mind that it is as important to protect the natural rights of those in other faith traditions as it is to defend that of Christians.
The aim of the terrorists and those who back them is to inspire fear, divide, and rule.
One must bear in mind that the KKK was the terrorist arm of the old Democratic Party for decades. Sorry, but that’s a matter of history. Learn more in the link below.
The new terrorist arms of many on the American left are BLM and AntiFa. Keep in mind that tactics deployed here are occurring in other nations too.
It is useful to separate the cause of justice from unjust tactics deployed by those claiming to be working under the guise of ‘social justice.‘ ‘Do not fall good evil, or evil good.’ Defending misbehavior by the occasional rogue cop is as wrong as defending the terror tactics of self-proclaimed trained Marxists operating under the guise of social justice. Two wrongs do not make something right.
It’s been a busy and often troubling week in our industry and nation. There is an ongoing effort to spin and manipulate news to mask or obscure what is actually occur in cities and towns in the U.S. As the nation struggle against the Wuhan, Chinese originated pandemic, smaller businesses of many types are struggling to stay afloat. Those American dreams, and those of the workers at those enterprises are all on the line.
With no further adieu, let us review the headlines for the week that was from 7.12 to 7.19.2020. Newcomer? Click a headline or the featured image to see that report.
What’s New from Washington, D.C. from MHARR
What’s New on MHLivingNews
What’s New on the Masthead
Headlines for the Week on the Daily Business News on MHProNews
“China is now engaged in an economic blitzkrieg” a “campaign to seize…the global economy and…surpass the United States as the world’s preeminent superpower” AG Bill Barr, plus Manufactured Housing Stock, Investing Updates
Your ability to practice your business and profession depend in good measure on safety and security. Peace and protected rights, therefor, are vital. Law and order are essential.
Don’t forget that it is always about getting to the root cause of problems. It is all too easy to chase the latest bright and shiny ball. Each issue – properly understood – has a root cause that must be addressed.
A New Governing Majority?
There is a potential for a new governing coalition to emerge. It would be made up of those who desire opportunity, law, and order. It could attract people of all races, genders, and religious beliefs. Identity politics and the politics of division have certainly had a good run. The argument is being made by some on the political right that the Democratic Party is today operated on behalf of billionaires, big banks, Wall Street, Silicon Valley, Big Media and Hollywood. They use the disadvantaged for cover. If so, that would give Republicans the opportunity to be the party of small business, seniors, workers, and all those who desire law and order in a just society marked by free speech.
As noted above, it is often those on the left who are calling out others on the left for manipulation of the news. They are certainly not pro-Trump voices. They point the finger in all directions.
But the irony is that those voices are saying very similar things to what voices on the right have been saying for some time. Will these various camps start listening to each other and get beyond sticking points to look at the root issues of the day?
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By L.A. “Tony” Kovach – for MHProNews.com.
Tony earned a journalism scholarship and earned numerous awards in history and in manufactured housing.
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