Are you ready for this week's absurdity? Here's our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, your finances, and your prosperity… and on occasion, poetic justice.
Ventura County, CA to hire dozens of Covid spies
19 residents of Ventura County, California have died so far from Covid. That's 0.002% of the population.
Most places would consider this a rounding error. But in Ventura County, it's 19 too many.
So the county government has now launched a 'contact tracing' initiative to hire 50 investigators, and perhaps more later, to track down people who might have Covid, "immediately isolate them," and then "find every one of their contacts" to isolate those people as well.
They also state that, if someone has Covid and is living in a home with other family members, "we're not going to be able to keep the person in that home. . ."
This is a mass surveillance apparatus that effectively amounts to a snatch-and-grab. You get a knock at the door and are forcibly removed from your home and taken away from your family because some county bureaucrat traced you to someone who might have the virus.
It's like "pre-crime", but even more ridiculous… I mean, look at the words they're using– it's up to the government now to decide who gets to stay in their own private property with their families.
Seattle City Councilmember calls for nationalizing Amazon
Kshama Sawant is a member of the City Council of Seattle, and a proud Socialist.
She recently took to Twitter to criticize Amazon, one of the most popular whipping boys of the Bolsheviks:
"The super-rich are out of touch with the reality they inflict on the majority of humanity. They will ruthlessly extract the price of this pandemic recession from workers, unless we fight back. #TaxAmazon."