Social Media is Packed With Rants and Raves

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Social media is packed with rants and raves.

And although I am a financial columnist, I can rant and rave with the best of them. So today I’m going to go a little off-topic in a musing I call “you can’t fix stupid”

Here are just a few of the things that make me scratch my head and go “huh?”

There is a local chain of movie theaters in my town. As we know, movie theaters everywhere are hurting rather badly. Among my media jobs, I do promotional films. I offered to do a free promotional film for them and they said they would think about it then call me back. Never heard back. We’re talking free here.

I made the same offer on social media in my entire county. A free film for any restaurant. Only one called. The film got 2500 views. They are still open while many others going down or already gone.

I went to the most expensive steakhouse in Portland a while back. I walked into the entranceway and it had a cart full of dirty dishes. Needless to say, I turned around and left.

I went to another restaurant here in town last night. Restaurants are also struggling. I sat down and it took five minutes for a server to appear despite the fact they were three-quarters empty. It took another 15 minutes to get our cocktails. Guess they haven’t figured out that cocktails are the most expensive markup and once people drink they order more.

I understand Governor Newsom signed a bill to consider racial reparations. I’m not for reparations. If I was, I would stop the nearest Japanese child and ask to get paid for the Pearl Harbor attack. Or how about going to Rome and asking to be paid for all the Christians they to put to death.

Yes, some ideas nowadays are that ridiculous.

The nation and indeed the world is shut down from Covid. We have to social distance and even our restaurants are required to only have partial capacity and no large gatherings are permitted. Then I look out at hundreds of thousands marching in the streets and that’s OK?

If a virus is that serious to shut down the entire world’s economy than either we stop Covid or we don’t. 

Covid has killed hundreds of thousands. So we continue to shut down. However, it is estimated that tens of millions will starve because of the shutdowns. That isn’t my opinion, that’s the opinion of the Washington Post, The Guardian, AP News, and the New York Times to name a few. So tell me why we shut down again?

To save lives? Whose?

Certainly not those of underdeveloped countries

There is a whole group of people that want to defund the police. Now tell me exactly how that’s going to work? Who ya gonna call? Ghostbusters?

Half the country’s population claims they are the “tolerant” party. But then don’t tolerate the opposition and go so far as to disown their closest friends and relatives if they believe otherwise.

What am I missing?

In my local town, there are three moms that have kids in school that are running for the school board.

I saw a video of the opponents and they’re all fairly old. Don’t get me wrong. I’m old myself but I have kids in school by chance. 

Most parents with kids in school have a vested interest in opening up the schools. NBA star Charles Barkley, who is black, said in a recent Tahoe golf tournament a few months back, that shutting down schools would hurt blacks, minorities, and low-income kids the most. I don’t know about you but if I had to get sick to ensure that our children prospered in the future, I would not be afraid to do so. And I would think having kids in schools would be a little bit more important if you’re going to do the job of running the schools they are in.

Then the opponents called these three moms “fundamentalists”. Better than those revisionists I say.

Fundamentalists?

Let’s see now. I believe the American flag should be respected, I believe George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and other historical figures are just that. Important historical figures and great Americans. I believe their statues should not be torn down in riots nor our history is rewritten.  And I believe socialism is a scourge to be avoided at all costs. Those are America’s fundamentals and they are not subject to revision.

Yep, guess I’m a fundamentalist, and I bet you are too. Like I said, better than those revisionists. 

And finally, I believe that black lives matter but I also believe that all lives matter. However, if I say that, I’m called a racist. Never mind my adopted brother is black, I’m married to an Asian woman and my kids are half Asian.

Like I said, you can’t fix stupid, but you can educate the uninformed. And hopefully I just did.

Back with money stuff next week.

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Marc Cuniberti

Marc Cuniberti hosts Money Matters Financial Radio and the Money Management Radio on KVMR FM and is carried on 66 stations nationwide. He is a financial columnist for the Union News and half a dozen newspaper publications. Marc holds a degree in Economics with Honors from San Diego State University. He is a registered financial advisor for SMC Wealth Management in Auburn, California. He holds California Insurance License 0L34249 and is the owner of BAP Inc. Insurance Services. He also owns Bay Area Process Inc., an engineering and services corporation. He is the founder and producer of the video series “Investing in Community” carried on NCTV and on 65 social media sites. He is also the founder and administrator of Money Matters, Investing in Community Video Series, Fire Insurance Information and Inquiries, Daily Laughter and Inspiration and Nevada City Peeps Facebook pages. He has appeared on NBC and ABC television and the subject of a host of TV documentaries for his financial insights, successfully calling the banking and real estate implosion of 2008 two years before it occurred. Marc holds a masters teaching certification in Tae Kwon Do martial arts and is a big brother for the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Nevada County. He is presently media consultant for the IFM Food Bank of Nevada County.

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