Author Archives: Hail

Book review: “Covid-19: The Politics of a Pandemic Moral Panic” (2021): insights into the Corona-Panic in Canada and an intellectual framework for the Panic


(Part of an intended ongoing series of reviews-and-responses to books on the Corona-Panic of the early 2020s.) I liked this book, though it may not suit all audiences. COVID-19: The Politics of a Pandemic Moral Panic packs rather a lot … Continue reading

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In search of a “Ukraine-War-Panic”–“Corona-Panic” Venn diagram


An easy observation, it was, in late February and March 2022, to (ironically) say “the Ukraine-Russia war miraculously ended Covid!” On further consideration, it may not be so simple. I am interested in prying into this and finding a Venn … Continue reading

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Scenes from the “Defeat the Mandates” rally (Washington D.C., Jan. 23, 2022) and thoughts on its place in Corona-Panic history


A place there surely will be, in the annals of the early-2020s Corona-Panic, for the “Defeat the Mandates” rally, held Washington, D.C., on Sunday, January 23, 2022. To my knowledge, “Defeat the Mandates” was the largest single show-of-force protest- or … Continue reading

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Review of PANDEMIA by Alex Berenson


(18,000 words) Why did the Corona-Panic happen? As of this writing, there are some signs that the corner has been turned (really this time), that the Pro-Panic coalition of 2020-21 is softening and may soon break and not recover. That’s … Continue reading

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America’s ruling class, early 2020s


This political cartoon (“America’s Ruling Class”) is in the best tradition of the genre. I think it is worth some consideration and so here goes. It can also be appreciated simply with a few seconds’ glance, a kind of thinking … Continue reading

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“The Ballad of Kyle Rittenhouse” (2021)


Released November 19, 2021, to much acclaim: The Ballad of Kyle Rittenhouse “What a great song for these times!” A song about events of one summer night in 2020. By their publicity, by the trial in 2021 which was filled … Continue reading

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On Daniel Uhlfelder, major Corona-activist and Panic-pusher; an exploration on why some embraced the Corona-Panic


(9500 words) Who is Daniel Uhlfelder? You’ll see him described as a Florida lawyer. Really he’s a central figure in the drama of our time, the Great Corona-Panic social phenomenon of the early 2020s. As a major figure of the … Continue reading

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The ancestry of Ron DeSantis: son of Florida, grandson of industrial Ohio, great-grandson of Italy


(10,500 words) (Jump to summary of points or table of contents.) (Jump directly to main “Ancestry of Ron DeSantis” section.) (Jump to comments.) _________________ What follows here is a long-form approach to Ron DeSantis, via a close look at his … Continue reading

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Tucker Carlson on the “Corona Cult”


(2000 words) (Jump to comments.) _____________ “The Cult of Coronavirus. Like all religions, it has its own sacraments, its own sacred texts…” These are some of the words influential US right-wing figure Tucker Carlson used in his opening segment of … Continue reading

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“All Life-Years Matter” — On the Corona-Panic’s social and economic costs vs. Covid-deaths; an Appeal to the Pro-Panic side


Jump to Comments 6900 words (See also previous recent posts: “Where are the high-profile opinion-leaders for the Corona Anti-Panic Side?” (Feb. 20); “Wuhan-Corona vs. previous flu-waves: You’ve lived through these, unaware, many times;” and all posts on the Corona-Panic.) All … Continue reading

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Where are the high-profile opinion-leaders for the Corona Anti-Panic side? (Peering into “Covid”-as-social-phenomenon)


Jump to Comments (2500 words) (Revised/Expanded: Feb. 20, edited Feb. 21) (TL;DR Summary, 125 words: Question: Why has Anti-Panic leadership during the ongoing Coronavirus Panic been so lacking, so apparently weak? Discussion: We can first ask, What is ‘Leadership’? There … Continue reading

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