By Porter Stansberry
Recently, an old friend said, “Porter, I’m almost afraid to ask... but what do you think about all of this madness, about the government telling everyone they have to sit in their houses? How long do you think this can go on?”
What do I think? You probably won’t like it...
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We are going through the greatest mass delusion in history. Never in my life have I ever been more ashamed of our elected officials. And never in my wildest dreams did I think our entire country would fall for such complete nonsense on such an enormous scale. I’ll show you why virtually everything we’ve done so far has made the impact of this virus worse than it would have been if we had done nothing at all. And I’ll also show you how simple doing the right thing could have (and should have) been. I can also predict what will (eventually) happen next – the only steps that can actually protect those most at risk from this virus. But before I get to the facts that inform my view... I would like to review how completely inane and idiotic our political leaders have become in the midst of this health problem. My favorite example so far? The thousands of outdoor recreational activities that have been closed or forbidden – including those that involve individual pursuits, like surfing. And what did CBS News publish as a headline above the story documenting a surfer being chased down by patrol boats? It read:
“Scientist Says Beaches Are Dangerous Right Now.” How does anyone read this stuff and not laugh out loud? It’s impossible to watch the video of a surfer being chased down by patrol boats in the name of public health and not think something has gone terribly wrong in America. But what’s the root of the problem today? What’s the foundation of all of these bad ideas? At the heart of every mass delusion, there’s a “big lie.” The big lie is a falsehood so outrageous and so obviously wrong, in retrospect people can hardly believe that anyone took it seriously. The most famous example of the “big lie” is the Salem Witch Trials, where four bored teenage girls convinced their pastor they were possessed by the devil and that dozens
Never in my wildest dreams did I think our entire country would fall for such complete nonsense on such an enormous scale.
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