2020: The Year The System Showed Its Real Face, by Paul Rosenberg

This year has truly demonstrated the ugliness of the system and the people who control it. From Paul Rosenberg at freemansperspective.com:

As we grew up, nearly all of us were inundated with stories of our glorious national fathers, our beautiful democracies, and so on. And being young, we for the most part believed them. The system gave us our prosperity, our comfort, our medicine, our sense of importance.

Soon enough we learned that the system was also stupid and perverse, but we found a way around that contradiction by blaming one segment of the system or another: The Blues or the Greens or the Red are the problem; it could not, must not, be that the system itself is the problem.

Then came 2020, and the system revealed its true face.

I suppose I should be fair and add that the system wasn’t always as rotten as it is now, but regardless, it wasn’t able to prevent the rot that overtook it.

2020, In A Nasty Little Nutshell

The system would like everything except the daily outrages (one for the Blues, one for the Reds) to go down the Memory Hole. So I think it’s important to recap the revelations of 2020:

The system decreed who could work and who couldn’t. This was not done democratically; it was done by edict. “Democracy” did nothing to stop it.

People were arrested for going to church or synagogue. This was the real disgrace of the police forces. Are there any orders from their paymasters they won’t enforce upon us?

Political gangs roam the streets, beating, threatening and burning. Make no mistake, these are covertly authorized political gangs, serving political ends. This vile tactic goes back to ancient Rome at least, where gangs of thugs beat opponents in the streets.

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2 responses to “2020: The Year The System Showed Its Real Face, by Paul Rosenberg

  1. Bob: It was good to see you post an article by Rosenberg. His “freemansperspctive.com” has been a good resource over the years. I don’t always agree with him, but I don’t always agree with anyone! While Galt was the ideal man (according to Rand), I have never met a “galt.” Many Reardon’s, and occasionally a Francisco. Unfortunately, many more Taggert’s and Toohey’s.

    I trust you remain well, my friend.


    • I probably don’t post enough of Rosenberg’s articles. He’s a good writer and his ideas are generally thought provoking. I’ll try to do a better job of staying current with his site.

      I hope things are going well for you.


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