New York’s new slogan: “Let’s respect each other’s choices”

Translation: The rational, i.e., those of us who, during the reign of COVID thought-control, expressed opinions and made personal choices based on our first-handed, rational judgment, and were therefore vilified as murderers, excommunicated from our families, and fired from our jobs, are now instructed by our government to “respect” the irrationality of the remaining mask-wearing hypochondriacs and virtue-signalers in the interim before the World Economic Forum delivers us to the next New Thing (i.e., the mass sufferings and deprivations soon to be demanded to allegedly save humanity from an imaginary climate “crisis”).

Worth noting: the original version of this poster, displayed throughout the New York City subway system, was presented as an allegedly helpful, if sophomoric, instructional graphic on how to wear a mask correctly. Now our authorities are endorsing deliberately wearing a mask incorrectly for no purpose, and then demanding that we respect such deliberate irrationality.

Since one can’t actually respect the irrational qua irrational, the new demand is that we must now enact the pretense of respect, simply because we are now told by the government to do so.

Such a demand is the next logical step in establishing the principle of obedience as virtue, which has been the goal of public policy since March 2020.

The philosophic, constitutional, and practical arguments for and against gun ownership: recommended reading

A perennial topic in the popular press is whether or not individuals should be permitted to own guns. Below are the philosophic, constitutional, and practical arguments for and against gun ownership, along with the facts that support these arguments.

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Public masking as a symbol of obedience: a philosophic analysis of Peter J. Pitts’ editorial “Please, New Yorkers, just let it slide! We’re masking ourselves into fits”

Here is a link to the full editorial, Please, New Yorkers, just let it slide! We’re masking ourselves into fits, published in the New York Post on March 8, 2022. Below are quotes from the editorial, followed by my analysis. Embedded links within the quotes are retained from the original.

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Daily COVID-19 deaths in NYC hit 0. Want to celebrate? Make sure it’s without life, music, dance…

Ten days ago, New York City’s Department of Health website began displaying an empty space for the number of daily deaths from COVID-19 on August 27th, presumably indicating that for the first time since the start of the pandemic daily deaths have begun measuring at zero.

Source: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-data.page (Screenshot taken 9/10/20, callouts added by the author; that the empty space present for the last 10 days indicates 0 is the author’s presumption.)
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Has New York City achieved herd immunity?

There is very good news regarding the worry of catching COVID-19 in NYC. Deaths are down from nearly 600-a-day in April to 2-a-day as of August 18 (and likely zero by now). Most people I know attribute this to a combination of the lockdown and the use of masks and social distancing. I attribute it to NYC having achieved herd immunity. Below is the evidence that supports my belief.

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My testimony at the 2020 NYS Senate Manhattan State Budget Forum

Here’s the 2-minute oral testimony I gave at the 2020 NYS Senate Manhattan State Budget Forum to Senators Robert Jackson, Liz Krueger, Brian Benjamin, Brad Hoylman, Brian Kavanagh, and Jose Serrano regarding the various bills they are currently supporting that would reclassify many or all current independent contractors as employers or employees. (All were present except for Senator Jackson, who left before I spoke.)

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