Whenever there’s a war on, the vast complexities of the whole wide world become suddenly simple. There’s Our Side over here, and Their Side over there, and Their soldiers are trying to kill Our soldiers; and so, They are The Enemy. If Our soldiers didn’t fight back, they’d get killed, and worse they’d get other people killed; and so it would be cowardice, or even rank treachery. There’s a time for questions like Who’s Right and Who’s Wrong, and that time is not now, because right now there’s someone with a gun and he’s trying to shoot you, and the best you can do is react; thinking will distract you, and that sort of thing will get you killed.
So even posing the question, “Which side is the right side, really, when you come right down to it?” when you’re at war is a form of treason; it’s Letting Your Side Down.
We’re in the situation we’re in because people are ignorant and easily deluded. I refer to rampage shooters and terrorists both, exploited and manipulated into committing their ghastly acts, as well as to you the reader. It’s an unpleasant truth, but in order to combat it, we’ve prepared a short summary of some history that everyone really ought to know. The diligent reader may learn how they are being manipulated and by whom — and perhaps even do a little independent thinking.
It’s a bit of a reach, I know, but I have faith in you.
Twitter and Reddit are celebrating a national victory of labor over employers, who are forced to increase the wages they offer in order to fill an estimated 10.4 million job openings with 7.4 million available workers. Meanwhile, with such a high number of open positions, employees are moving on from their jobs in droves. There’s a nationwide shortage of truckers, nurses, and fast-food workers, grocery shelves are routinely empty, and retailers hoping to ramp up for the holidays are having to pay massive bonuses to get help.
This has been labeled the “Great Resignation”. It’s not.