Well, I was wrong | by Tom Woods

I don’t mind admitting when I’m wrong.

The COVID fiasco, along with the government response, opened my eyes to problems I had ranked far too low in their importance.

The medical establishment is one such problem. Many of you saw it long ago. I did not.

We all know some good and heroic doctors. But to say the least, those have not been the ones dominating the headlines. It’s been crazy hysterics demanding lockdowns and censorship.

The so-called “public health” establishment has been even worse.

I’ve discussed the damage done by the COVID “mitigation” measures many times. On top of all that, they simply broke millions of people.

Nicholas Bloom, an economist at Stanford, uses the term “long social distancing” (a play on “long COVID”) to refer to people who have stuck with the crazy isolation measures for an extended period of time. He says that he can understand the caution some people exercised at the beginning, when 11 percent of people polled said they would “have no return to pre-COVID activities.”

What Bloom can’t understand is how that number has stayed so constant — and even increased to 13 percent — through 2022. We’re talking 20 million people.

Even if the true figure is only half that, Bloom says, “that’s many millions of people who have disappeared out of society.”

The public health establishment did that to these people.

The second thing I feel like an idiot for failing to appreciate is online privacy.

So many of my friends were taking precautions to protect their privacy. Yes, yes, in principle I understood why it could make sense to do so, but it just wasn’t a priority for me.

But given that I belong to a group that is among the most likely to be targeted, censored, and canceled, well, yes, you have my attention now. I was wrong to be so slow on this.

Your Internet service provider can watch and record what you do online, and even sell your browsing history. Hackers can use a veritable database of your online activities against you.

Thankfully, because I’m privileged to have a diverse and talented audience, I have an expert at pretty much everything among my listeners. (I even have a magician who fooled Penn & Teller on their television program, remember.)

Glenn Meder specializes in online privacy, and this Thursday night he’s making an educational presentation that among other things will show you five actions you can take immediately to protect your privacy.

Learn from my mistake, and join Glenn and me (reserve your spot at the link below):

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