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Simone Biles, it must be said, deserves her reputation as possibly the best gymnast in the world. She already has a string of gold medals and her achievements in the field of gymnastics should be applauded. However, the media has built her up to the status of the bravest and most admirable of America’s Olympians – for declining to compete. It is not unfair to speculate that if Biles were white, she would be considered a disappointment who had squandered a highly coveted place on the team that could have gone to someone who would actually have competed. The media’s virtual deification of Biles for choosing to do nothing but deflect attention to her own mental state is a curious reflection on some of modern America’s cultural peculiarities.
The expiration of the federal moratorium on evictions, enacted during the Trump administration to aid those who were placed in financial jeopardy by the COVID-19 lockdowns, presents the extreme left with an opportunity it has already begun to exploit. Anti-eviction activists are already outside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s own home. Is this merely a campaign to extend the moratorium or the first shots in a war on the private property rental industry and a campaign to move towards “free” government housing for all?