by Robert E. Wright
The American Institute for Economic Research
Have you noticed that the good guys are on the verge of winning the great struggle, certainly intellectually but also politically and culturally? It’s become nearly impossible for the lockdowners even to muster salience. Their statements on TV and writings in newspapers have become sheepish, hedged, pointlessly verbose and insulting – all signs of weakness when there is essentially no case left to make.
We can all sense it: we are almost done. What can make the difference? Those who have been silent need to step up. Fact is, too many ostensible defenders of freedom (on the left and right: for example, where has the ACLU been? have sat out the greatest humanitarian crisis since World War II. A few have even joined with lockdown authoritarians. This article offers all a form of redemption.