The riots were never about a police killing, and the lockdowns were never about a virus.
Institutions and their petty rules are the refuge of the emotionally immature and the mentally unstable. They look to bureaucracies for the validation they are unable or unwilling to find in healthy human relationships and community.
The filter. We all have an information filter in our brain that acts like the spam filter in your email program. Its purpose is to filter out junk information so that your processor doesn't get overwhelmed. What looks like junk, gets ignored. It is the reason we screen out noise like the crazy guy ranting on the street corner. And thank G-d it's there, because we wouldn't be able to function without it. But like the spam filter in your inbox, you have to check it once in a while, because its algorithm is not infallible. You have to update your assumptions about what's reliable and what's junk; otherwise you could miss important information.
I don't have a lot of specialized expertise. Instead, I look at what I can observe directly. What I can observe directly is the people in power and their actions; what I can observe directly is the media and their actions.
The left used its influence in culture and social media to inflate its own numbers and to create the illusion that conservatives were few and isolated. They got into trouble when they started to believe their own propaganda. There were never as many of them as they wanted everyone to believe, and their Potemkin village has collapsed like a house of cards. Their tactic of shaming and ostracizing their opponents will backfire: in the end, they will be the lonely ones.
Dismantle systemic leftism.
Your body is made of bones and flesh; a robust system includes a rigid component and a flexible component.
Time is an economic good: a scarce commodity with alternative uses. Use it wisely.
If the hipsters would just stick to the things they do well - brewing craft beer and riding unicycles - it'd be great.
The leftists are destroying their own centers of power. It's almost as if they already know they've lost - like a retreating army burning everything behind it.
Covid doesn't scare me; contact tracing does.
Establish good habits - it's easier than breaking bad ones.
They say history is written by the victors. I say history is written by people who can write.