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, risks to your prosperity… and on occasion, inspiring poetic justice.
Beethoven is a symbol of “exclusion and elitism”
The woke mob is attempting to cancel one of the most famous pieces of music in history – Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.
Their aim? To thwart “wealthy white men who embraced Beethoven and turned his symphony into a symbol of their superiority and importance.”
Prior to Beethoven in the mid 1700s, lower class Europeans would regularly attend symphonies. And they were apparently quite a rowdy bunch– hooting and hollering all throughout the performance, like a modern day rock concert.
Around the time that Beethoven rose to prominence in the early 1800s, however, the lower classes were excluded from attending symphonies because they didn’t keep quiet and applaud at the appropriate time.
So today’s woke mob believes that by playing or enjoying Beethoven’s Fifth, you are glorifying the exclusion of poor people, and by extension, women and minorities.
UK authorizes undercover agents to commit crimes
New legislation in the UK will allow undercover government agents to commit crimes.
The undercover agents from a slew of UK departments– from MI5 to the Environment Agency– will have to ask a judge permission to commit a particular crime while undercover.
But of course those authorizations will be hidden from the public, and even government prosecutors.
Which makes you wonder, where is the limit? The legislation doesn’t even specifically forbid murder.
It’s the ultimate inversion: the government can do literally whatever it wants, even break its own laws.
But you could be thrown in prison for going out in public without covering your face.
California to ban gasoline-powered vehicles
In a COVID world, Governors rule like kings with executives orders.
Now these legally binding proclamations have moved beyond public safety.