Matt Orfalea does a hilarious job of stitching together an homage to the latest moral panic. So many great little details here, from the “Way Too Early” background to one reporter’s premature death report to the “aggressive Covid vice” imagery, the dramatic Biden-cough, and so much more.
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Friday, December 31, 2021
Death, Death, Death, Death, Death, Death, Death, Death, Death, Death, Death, Death, Death, Death, Death, Death: You're all going to die!
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
The @NewYorker has the gall to run hit pieces accusing their targets of spreading conspiracy theories when they a) led the way claiming Saddam was in an alliance with Al Qaeda, b) pushed the deranged conspiracy that Putin took over the US and c) did this:https://t.co/uwoDBqEVNl— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) December 29, 2021
The other attack on Bongino by @eosnos was that Bongino only speaks to a like-minded, ideologically homogenous audience. Meanwhile, Osnos spent all day re-tweeting praise of his article exclusively from Dem partisans. Do you see how they always accuse others of what they are? pic.twitter.com/MfIcew3tVa— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) December 29, 2021
Whenever there's an insane, unhinged, deranged conspiracy pushed by the CIA and the other US security services, you can be sure that The Atlantic and the New Yorker will be in the lead endorsing and ratifying it. That's one of their primary functions.
Whenever there's an insane, unhinged, deranged conspiracy pushed by the CIA and the other US security services, you can be sure that The Atlantic and the New Yorker will be in the lead endorsing and ratifying it. That's one of their primary functions. pic.twitter.com/my89nuR4Np— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) December 29, 2021
This satirical video is based on an undeniable truth: the bulk of mainstream corporate and billionaire money resides in and supports liberal-left, not right-wing, media. As the Dem Party became the preferred vehicle of oligarchs, their largesse goes to those urging votes for it. https://t.co/UpuF2ZuGxr— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) December 28, 2021
On December 7, 2019, an American graduate student named Xiyue Wang was freed after 40 months in an Iranian prison. His captors roused him in his cell early that morning and put him on a plane to Zurich. The Swiss had offered to mediate a trade for Masoud Soleimani, an Iranian scientist arrested by the United States for violating sanctions against Iran. At the airport, the Iranian ambassador to Switzerland exchanged a few words with Wang in Persian and told him, “Well, at least you learned Persian in prison.” Wang, who considers his treatment by the Iranians to have been torture, was unsmiling. The ambassador then turned to address the Swiss and objected to Soleimani’s arrest. Wang was meant to keep silent, but instead asserted his right of reply, unexpectedly, in French. “Excuse me,” he said, acidly. “But I did nothing wrong. I went to Iran to do research with the permission of the Foreign Ministry, but Iranian intelligence arrested me and forced me into confessing that I was a spy.” The Iranian ambassador was taken aback. “It seems Mr. Wang has not only learned Persian in prison,” a Swiss diplomat observed, “but French as well.”
“I’m still psychologically struggling,” he said. The struggle is perceptible in his voice. Iran has let him go, but he will not let Iran go—and the sense that Iran might, in a Biden administration, be rewarded rather than punished for its serial kidnapping of innocent Americans, Iranians, and others, leaves him seething. “The homecoming has been deeply traumatic,” he told me.
“Forty months,” he continued. “That’s a lot of time to think about things.” He reflected on his months in prison but also on his months as a free man in Tehran, when he spent more time among Iranians than nearly any other American who is not a dual national. During that period, he said he met no regime supporters. “But to my surprise, when I came back to the United States, there were many sympathizers with the regime,” he said. These were in some cases people who disliked America—“people who thought because Iran is anti-American, there must be some redeemability there,” Wang told me. “Can you imagine how furious this makes me, every single day?”
How many people died to insure Trump was not re-elected?
I didn't even remember this but wow. I doubt the same letter would have been sent had 2020 not been an election year or had a Democrat been in office. https://t.co/oyrvpBszSt— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) December 23, 2021
Aaron Rodgers, the star quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, decried the appeal to authority on the "Pat McAfee Show," those who say science shouldn't be questioned, equating that fallacy to propaganda.
"If science can't be questioned, it's not science anymore; it's propaganda," Rodgers told an excited McAffee.
"That's the truth," he added. "When did science become this blind agreement [about] not having any debate over what can actually heal people and work for people. That makes no sense to me."
There's something remarkably phony on the front page of every Washington Post proclaiming their motto, "Democracy Dies in Darkness." A new investigative report from Reuters found that the Post's owners at Amazon are partners in a propaganda project with Communist China.
Amazon and the Washington Post are both owned by the same Chinese Communist supporting billionaire, Jeff Bezos. Every dollar you spend at Amazon goes to make the Chinese Communist Party stronger.
Tuesday, December 28, 2021
America, on the other hand, has cut to the chase - indeed, beyond the chase. We have reached that moment in Blazing Saddles when Mel Brooks throws away the script, and the brawling cowboys on one Hollywood soundstage crash through the wall into the next soundstage and start slugging the gentlemen of the chorus rehearsing a dance number called "The French Mistake":Throw out your hands!Stick out your tush!Hands on your hipsGive 'em a pushYou'll be surprisedYou're doing the French Mistake...
America has literally lost the plot. On the last soundstage, all parts are interchangeable: Men become women, and the grizzled butch coaches of college athletics can't wait to put 'em on the ladies' track team. Women become men, and then pregnant men, and then threaten the hospital for the humiliation of having to give birth in a "maternity ward". Warner Bros gives J K Rowling the bum's rush for being so out of it as to think periods are something women have. In the TERF wars, lesbians are transphobic because they don't wish to date women with penises. At dark on the streets of US cities, wispy, spindly, elderly eternal "college" boys cheer on hefty psycho-trannies with purple hair and hirsute cleavage as they light up precinct houses. Indulgent prosecutors release them without bail - or, if bail is still quaintly required, Seth Rogen or a Joe Biden staffer will cover it. Stories with less helpful narratives - Democrat Congresswomen getting carjacked, or blacks slaughtering blacks every weekend in Chicago, or black criminals (sprung from the big house by woke DAs) mowing down white grannies at a Christmas parade - are instantly memory-holed. Even real people adjust their actual lives to conform with the needs of the greater narrative: Thus the Vice President of the United States, the first in history to announce her pronouns on Twitter, purports to have celebrated "Kwanzaa" during her childhood in, um, a high-caste Indian household in, er, Quebec.
This is a way more surreal finale than Blazing Saddles. In today's America, everything's ablaze:
Friday, December 24, 2021
As Time magazine reported shortly after the 2020 election, a “cabal” — Time’s word — of “left-wing activists and business titans” worked to get rid of Trump. It pushed mail-in voting. It moved to block election fraud suits brought by Trump and supporters. It employed social media censorship to mute pro-Trump arguments and amplify anti-Trump arguments. It sponsored protests.
Time calls this a “conspiracy to save the election,” but in truth it was a conspiracy to save the election for the Democrats. The consequences in terms of lost faith in democracy have been severe, but the worst effect is that the winning ticket was never seriously vetted by the media or the campaign process. As a result, we have a president whose mental capacity is openly doubted by much of the nation....
In a normal campaign, Biden’s weaknesses would have been obvious. ...
But the “cabal” ensured that the press didn’t pressure him to leave his basement. Questions about his abilities were silenced. And the press also helped by drumming up and deploying COVID hysteria against Trump, sometimes openly hoping that it would harm him, other times deploying the hysteria to support mail-in ballots and other questionable practices....
Time’s piece says, “It sounds like a paranoid fever dream — a well-funded cabal of powerful people, ranging across industries and ideologies, working together behind the scenes to influence perceptions, change rules and laws, steer media coverage and control the flow of information.”
But that’s OK because, we’re told, “They were not rigging the election; they were fortifying it.”
Were they? Were they really?
America now faces a dangerous time, internationally, domestically and economically, with obviously inadequate leadership at the top. If disaster ensues, the people who openly bragged about their efforts to install the Biden administration may wish they had kept quiet.
Thursday, December 23, 2021
BREAKING: Parents in Virginia have filed a lawsuit against Albemarle County School Board for promoting race essentialism, collective guilt, and anti-white racism in public school. The case will test whether critical race pedagogy violates civil rights law.https://t.co/WxOC2OHLE4 pic.twitter.com/FgT6axbJGM— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) December 23, 2021
Joe Rogan explains why people are being labeled “anti-vaxxers” for not supporting vaccine mandates.— Mythinformed MKE (@MythinformedMKE) December 23, 2021
“This is the cult of the vaccinated”. pic.twitter.com/ncYnzHlJKd
Things are always worse than they seem.
That seems to be a good rule of thumb these days.
Take the FBI.
Every sentient person knows that the Bureau has had a rough couple years.
The Russia Collusion hoax revealed an agency shot through with corruption and partisan bias.
But the rot goes far beyond the large handful of top Bureau bad hats: the James Comeys, the Andrew McCabes, the Peter Strzoks, and Kevin Clinesmiths.
It also goes back far beyond the election of 2016.
Holman Jenkins, writing in The Wall Street Journal, lists a handful of the many shocking instances in which the agency was “hip deep” in corruption, incompetence, or some combination of the two....
But perhaps the most shocking litany of rot at the FBI has been compiled by Darren Beattie at Revolver News.
Beattie’s latest story revolves around Ray Epps, a Phoenix-based professional provocateur and, apparently, FBI asset.
Epps was originally near the top of the FBIs list of “most wanted” figures from the Jan. 6 protest-cum-riot at the Capitol.
Then a funny thing happened.
Epps’s name was purged from the FBI files.
Some 700 people have been arrested for their part in the Jan. 6 demonstration.
But Epps and a handful of other major players in that drama remain unindicted.
Indeed, although the FBI surely knows their identity, they remain nameless to the public, known only through amateur video footage of the event.
Hence their colorful soubriquets: “ScaffoldCommander,” “FenceCutterBulwark,” “BlackSkiMask,” etc.
Wednesday, December 22, 2021
We should be aiming for a positive society. Do we want a humorless society simply rife with condemnation and hate? Wokeness is divisive, exclusionary, and hateful. It gives mean people a shield to be mean and cruel armored in false virtue.
The “kill shot” he’s talking about is a question about Fauci’s role in funding gain of function research. This is what CNN is talking about instead of their raging pedophile scandal. https://t.co/p7ThIc3t3s— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) December 21, 2021
Why is CNN boosting the guy - Dr. Fauci - who funded the research at the Wuhan lab to weaponize the bat virus which infected the world and killed over 800,000 Americans?
Elon Musk: We should be aiming for a positive society. Do we want a humorless society simply rife with condemnation and hate? Wokeness is divisive, exclusionary, and hateful. It gives mean people a shield to be mean and cruel armored in false virtue.— Ivan "Lovable, Tolerant, Hate Has No Home " Alaska (@Ivanalaska) December 22, 2021
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
If you want one exemplar of the moral and intellectual chaos that characterizes the age in which we live, there are a number of candidates:
"Having fewer police leads to a decrease in violent crime" is one.
"Men give birth" is another.
But perhaps the most obvious moral and intellectual absurdity of all is the notion that Lia Thomas, a member of the University of Pennsylvania's women's swim team, won fairly in the team's recent meet against the Cornell University women's swim team.
You see, Lia Thomas was a man until two years ago, when he announced that she is really a woman.
...If Lia or any other biological male is allowed to compete against biological women, women's sports are rendered pointless and therefore unnecessary. The entire reason women's sports exist is to enable women to compete only against other women -- because males have innate physical advantages in virtually every sport.
Needless to say, Lia Thomas has broken numerous University of Pennsylvania women's swim records. In her 1650-meter freestyle win, Thomas beat second-place finisher and teammate Anna Kalandadze by more than 38 seconds.
That means that the women who had held those records no longer hold them. They have been stripped of their records because the University of Pennsylvania, like other universities, allows biological men to join women's swim teams. That is the ruling of the woke cowards of the NCAA, who have decreed that all women's teams, in all sports, must allow men to compete in women's sports. All a man has to do to compete against women is announce that he is a woman and take testosterone suppressors for a year.
...The ability of people to lie to themselves is a depressing fact of life. ... Because of the Left, we are living -- no, drowning -- in an ocean of lies.
Monday, December 20, 2021
An important subject—race & racism—has been hijacked by manipulative, intolerant, anti-science, quasi-religious, quack-scholar ideologues.— The Woke Temple (@WokeTemple) December 20, 2021
People are finally wising up to the fact that this ugly ideology is not just about “fighting racism". More people will get hurt. But the... pic.twitter.com/ubIH5KOPHI
The FBI allowed Hillary Clinton to destroy evidence. It didn’t even question her under oath and allowed her staff to take hammers to their electronic devices even though they were all subject to a Congressional subpoena. The FBI has done nothing with Hunter Biden’s laptop, a veritable treasure trove of criminal conduct. Besides likely foreign corruption, payoffs and tax evasion, it has been reported that the laptop contains salacious images of underage girls and an admission from Hunter to Joe that Hunter had he been accused by Halle Biden of inappropriate behavior towards a 14-year-old family member.
All of this leads a reasonable person to question if the FBI was protecting John Griffin as he is one of their boys, an uber leftist, a member of the Democratic team and good pal of one of their chief propaganda agents. If so, how many underage girls were abused due to the FBI’s unwillingness to prosecute one of their soul mates? Moreover, the timing of this raises additional questions.
Ashley Biden is Joe Biden’s daughter. She kept a diary during a very troubled part of her life where she struggled with drug abuse and had multiple affairs during her crumbling marriage. Reports indicate she detailed her deep resentment for her father due to his control and emotional manipulation. Most damaging, the diary is reported to allege that she believes she was sexually molested as a child and that she took showers with her Dad which she states were “probably inappropriate.” Gee Ashley, ya think? Well somebody got their hands on her diary. A copy made its way to Project Veritas, which chose not to publish the story as it could not verify the source. Project Veritas turned the diary over to law enforcement and expressed its willingness to cooperate with authorities understanding that the diary might have been stolen. Sources indicate that Ashley abandoned the diary at a house in Delray Beach, Florida. Even in Mayberry, Andy and Barney would not investigate a lost diary as it is a non-crime. If Ernest T. Bass stole the diary, Andy and Barney likely would not spend any resources investigating the theft as they have more important things to do. This clearly isn’t a federal matter, yet the FBI showed up at a Project Veritas reporter’s house as well as its publisher, James O’Keefe, with a battering ram and seized all of their computers and devices. These are outrageous Gestapo tactics. Why? Does the diary indicate that our “Sniffer in Chief” sexually abused his daughter? Obviously, the FBI wants to intimidate this news organization, using the brute force of the federal government as Joe Biden’s personal attack militia. Surely, the FBI has sifted through all of Project Veritas’ files to find out what other damaging stories it might print. It wants to find Project Veritas’s sources and intimidate them. If past is prelude, it wants to look for a crime or a hook to fabricate a crime against Project Veritas and its founder, James O’Keefe. Project Veritas just exposed another pedophile scandal at CNN. Did the FBI finally decide to indict John Griffin because they couldn’t keep the lid on the story, knowing that Project Veritas would likely blow it open?
The new alleged CNN pedophile is Rick Saleeby. He is the producer of "The Lead With Jake Tapper."
Thursday, December 16, 2021
The HITRAN database of gaseous absorption spectra enables the absorption of earth radiation at its current temperature of 288K to be accurately determined for each individual atmospheric constituent and also for the combined absorption of the atmosphere as a whole. From this data it is concluded that H2O is responsible for 29.4K of the 33K warming, with CO2 contributing 3.3K and CH4 and N2O combined just 0.3K. Climate sensitivity to future increases in CO2 concentration is calculated to be 0.50K, including the positive feedback effects of H2O, while climate sensitivities to CH4 and N2O are almost undetectable at 0.06K and 0.08K respectively. This result strongly suggests that increasing levels of CO2 will not lead to significant changes in earth temperature and that increases in CH4 and N2O will have very little discernable impact.
Translation: CO2 has almost no impact on global warming. Blaming fossil fuels and "greenhouse gases" for global warming is nonsense. Science!
The FBI is investigating.
Ace of Spades asks:
The FBI investigating? Which Special Agents the ones that lie to congress or sleep with foreign whores?Bombshell Report: FBI Officials Had Sex With ‘Overseas’ Prostitutes
What is behind recent pessimistic appraisals of democracy’s future, from Hillary Clinton, Adam Schiff, Brian Williams and other elite intellectuals, media personalities, and politicians on the Left? Some are warning about its possible erosion in 2024. Others predict the democracy downturn as early 2022, with scary scenarios of “autocracy” and Trump “coups.” ... [snip]
They are fearful and angry not because democracy does not work, but because it does despite their own media and political efforts to warp it.
When a party becomes hijacked by radicals and uses almost any means necessary to gain and use power for agendas that few Americans support, then average voters express their disapproval.
That reality apparently terrifies an elite—which then claims any system that allows the people to vote against the Left is not people power at all.
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Psaki Vows To Find, Destroy Underground Lair Where All Corporate Executives Meet To Decide To Raise Prices Simultaneously For No Reason
Wit h that, the entire White House Press Corps broke into wild applause, rushed the podium and carried Psaki around the room on their shoulders.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on the rise of more mandates: "What are we on, like day 700 of the '15 days to slow the spread'? The fact of the matter is, you give these people an inch, they will never let go ... We cannot accept that. Obviously, in Florida, we do not accept it." 🔥 pic.twitter.com/Wx2SAflpdC— Scott Morefield (@SKMorefield) December 14, 2021
Meat conglomerates decided to become greedy in December 2021 for some reason https://t.co/VcJn8HZ7Vr— Tom Woods (@ThomasEWoods) December 14, 2021
They blocked cheap effective treatments and let people die to push this creepy vax on America and the world.
Everyone knows this was all a sham.— John - Reliably Reliable Sources - Cardillo (@johncardillo) December 15, 2021
They blocked cheap effective treatments and let people die to push this creepy vax on America and the world. https://t.co/yD4Ou3tyZo
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
This is a great scientific analysis of the fraud that "climate change" prophesies are perpetrating on the world. It hinders the ability of people to actually ameliorate the problems that vulnerabilities, weather and bad policies have caused.
Failing to capture the place-based social causes of observed or projected damage, the climate-centric narrative is not likely to resonate with lived realities. It may ring especially false to those who live displacement or who know about socio-economic marginalization and absent or weakly enforced social and legal protections (Ribot et al., 2020). Subject to violence and oppression and exploitation, few Honduran and other Latin American migrants are traveling north merely to escape climate change (Semple, 2019; see also Lustgarten, 2020; Rigaud et al., 2018). In 1000 household surveys and 100 migrant interviews, almost no Sahelian crossing the Sahara toward Europe mentions that they are fleeing drought. Rather, they explain their plight in terms of low prices for their crops, inadequate access to markets, and the lack of social services (Ribot et al., 2020). Similarly, people who fled an extremely violent Syria also do not think they were pushed by climate change (Fröhlich, 2016; Selby et al., 2017). In such cases, people are not likely to feel climate change is an important factor—for it is much less important than the precarity (a la Bourdieu 1997) that they must contend with day to day. Thus, attribution to climate or climate change may read false to those affected when they view their precarity as a result of their local and broader political–economic situation. It is, of course, good scientific practice to provide the most accurate causal attribution of climate events—identifying as far as possible their anthropogenic component. Yet the role, meaning, and effect of this information are contingent on local politics that shape the conditions of security and vulnerability that the climate event finds in place.
Way back at the turn of the century, the manufacturing got shipped to China and low-paid service jobs became the norm for increasing numbers of Americans. If that's the job, it turns out that the state doesn't have to give you all that much dough for you to figure you'd rather sit at home and text and watch Netflix. In many parts of the west, the WuFlu quickly became a pilot program for Universal Basic Income.
The last two years have sharpened the contrasts: If you're a government worker, you didn't lose a dime. If you're a hairdresser or a gym-owner, your business exists at the whim of government, and the state imposes conditions that change from week to week and remove or restore its economic viability according to whether or not one unfortunate individual has died "with" this month's variant. Meanwhile, if you're one of those people who thought the only problem with Amazon was that its hammerlock on global market share was not yet total, the Covid era has been a colossal boon to Jeff Bezos and a few other woke billionaires.
Monday, December 13, 2021
As I read the headline above, I went back a few minutes in time to recall this front-page story in the
The purpose was to strongly suggest, without any proof, that "climate change" was the cause of the tornado that killed a large number of people in Mayfield, Kentucky. The actual story of the devastation - that may have killed as many as 100 people - was downgraded to page.6.
For the Left, politics is their religion — their One True Faith. Everything, without exception, must be politicized. Tornadoes? Hurricanes? Volcanic eruptions? Rains of frogs? They’ll find a way. It’s what they do.
I can only imagine what Leftist journalists would have said about the explosion of Krakatoa in 1883. Let’s try it on: First: if conservatives were dominant:
“Heartless Far-Right Administration Refuses Blame For Massive Eruption”
“Krakatoa Explodes: Poor and Homeless Worst Affected”
Now, if left-liberals were in command:
“President Warns More Eruptions Coming If Climate Change Not Fought”
“Explosion Would Have Been Worse Except For Infrastructure Bill”
Give it a spin on your carousel!
Sunday, December 12, 2021
Kurt Schlichter emphasizes the point that there is actually not enough racism in the country that you have to fake it. Jussie Smollett. Nooses on garage doors. Hands up don't shoot. CRT. 1691.
Saturday, December 11, 2021
Friday, December 10, 2021
This is Biden's America. This is the Democrat Party's idea of justice. He was out before the police report was completed.
Rand holding up one of the courses – a paper-thin fish cracker – in its entirety.The funniest restaurant review I have ever read..
What followed was a 27-course meal (note that “course” and “meal” and “27” are being used liberally here) which spanned 4.5 hours and made me feel like I was a character in a Dickensian novel. Because – I cannot impart this enough – there was nothing even close to an actual meal served. Some “courses” were slivers of edible paper. Some shots were glasses of vinegar. Everything tasted like fish, even the non-fish courses. And nearly everything, including these noodles, which was by far the most substantial dish we had, was served cold.
It’s time to admit it. Less than a year in, Joe Biden’s is a failed presidency. Biden knows it, the press knows it, and voters know it. And our foreign adversaries like China and Russia know it.
Thursday, December 09, 2021
President Biden clearly thinks this one never gets old — if only it were true.
Biden on Wednesday repeated for the sixth time this year what he called a “true story” about an encounter with an Amtrak conductor named Angelo Negri — despite the story being declared “false” by fact-checkers.
Biden said it happened when he visited his sick mother, who died in January 2010, less than one year after he became vice president. On at least three other occasions, Biden said it happened much later in his second term.
At this point, he probably believes it.
Today’s blacklisted American: Colorado Democrats move to blacklist all mascots and imagery honoring the American Indian
Blacklists are back and the Democrats have got ’em: After the Democrats controlling the state government in Colorado passed a bill banning the use of any mascot or imagery that makes any reference to any American Indian tribe or cultural icon, a Native American group immediately filed suit, claiming that the policy essentially discriminates against American Indians, banning them from the public sector in all ways.
Tuesday, December 07, 2021
When I was a boy growing up on the shores of Lake Michigan, the "wealthy" people in our town were close to the people who worked for them and the people who bought their products. They drove Pontiacs and Buicks, not Cadillacs or Rolls Royces. They contributed to local charities and mentored young people from their communities.
That was in a universe far, far away, and long, long ago.
Monday, December 06, 2021
Let’s say you’re one of those insane people who dismissed the low numbers of death/serious illness aboard the Diamond Princess because apparently people on cruise ships have “top quality medical care” (Coo-ey! Is the sky made of candy floss in your world?) in what world — even a candy floss sky one — did it make sense to close local grocery stores but keep walmart open? In what world did it make sense to direct flow in stores so everyone crammed in through the same door, and everyone walked the same path (thereby a crowded/grimy, etc. path)? In what world did reducing hours of stores make sense? In what world did it make sense to wear a mask to your table then remove it to eat? (Are you less contagious when sitting?) In what world did curfews make sense? In what world did mask mandates outside in botanic gardens and zoos make sense? In what world did it make sense that you were hectored for getting out and driving around, while remaining your car?
In what world did the government stomp on every — no matter how crackpot or inocuous — rumored treatment? In what world, despite all studies to the contrary, do two layers of thin fabric stave off viral infection? In what world are doctors and nurses laid off by the thousands during a supposed pandemic? And finally in what world does it make any sense that a completely ineffective — if not (the numbers are not trustworthy in the sense that we can’t trust anything from collection to reporting, but in the UK there are indications that way) counterproductive — vaccine is being forced on the population by government mandate?
Your government is trying to terrorize you. In face, governments all over the world are trying to terrorize their subjects. As the “blue model” (Socialist/Marxist-lite model of governance) founders on its internal contradictions and the demise of mass media allows us all to see it, the overreaching, engorged governments and their minions are trying to subdue those they consider their subjects by any means necessary.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been one of fear, manufactured by individuals who were in the nominal positions of authority as the virus began to spread across the globe last year, according to Yale epidemiologist Dr. Harvey Risch.
In an appearance on Epoch TV’s “American Thought Leaders” program, Risch, an epidemiology professor at the Yale School of Public Health and Yale School of Medicine’s Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, argued that by and large, what has characterized the entire CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic has been a “degree of fear and people’s response to the fear.”
“Overall, I’d say that we’ve had a pandemic of fear. And fear has affected almost everybody, whereas the infection has affected relatively few,” said Risch.
“By and large, it’s been a very selected pandemic, and predictable. It was very distinguished between young versus old, healthy versus chronic disease people. So we quickly learned who was at risk for the pandemic and who wasn’t.
“However, the fear was manufactured for everybody. And that’s what’s characterized the whole pandemic is that degree of fear and people’s response to the fear.”
Oh, well. That’s just too damned bad. Let me get out the tiny violins for you. This is a guy who has a criminal record that is over FIFTY pages long. But we are supposed to feel bad for him because people are rightly angry about his actions? We are supposed to feel bad for him because his mom hasn’t come to visit him in jail? I. Don’t. Think. So.
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Hoarding vaccines aided environment for virus to mutate
BY MARIA CHENG AND LORI HINNANT ASSOCIATED PRESS
LONDON — The emergence of the new omicron variant and the world’s desperate attempts to keep it at bay are reminders of what scientists have warned for months: The coronavirus will thrive as long as vast parts of the world lack vaccines.
The hoarding of limited COVID-19 shots by rich countries — creating virtual vaccine deserts in many poorer ones — doesn’t just mean risk for the parts of the world seeing shortages; it threatens the entire globe.
That’s because the more the disease spreads among unvaccinated populations, the more possibilities it has to mutate and potentially become more dangerous, prolonging the pandemic for everyone.
“The virus is a ruthless opportunist, and the inequity that has characterized the global response has now come home to roost,” said Dr. Richard Hatchett, CEO of CEPI, one of the groups behind the U.N.-backed COVAX shot-sharing initiative.
This is the sort of evidence-free claim that, if repeated enough, becomes the BIG LIE. Recall that the Corporate Press also said that the virus could NOT have come from the Wuhan virus lab, that Fauci told the truth that he didn't provide money for gain-of-function research at Wuhan, the Jussie Smollett was attacked by Trump supporters in Chicago, and the Trump colluded with Putin to steal the 2016 election.
My home-town newspaper is part of the BIG LIE conspiracy.
Monday, November 29, 2021
From Victor Davis Hanson
For some time, media demand has exceeded the available supply of clear-cut cases of white oppressors and black victims, at least if the Jussie Smollett hoax, the “hands up don’t shoot” lie, and the photoshopped pictures and edited tapes of George Zimmerman are any indication.
Yet the real reason the Left strained to gin up the theme of white-on-white violence as an example of racism was their larger agenda of sending a message to middle America: no American, in times of riot, arson, and looting, should have the right to use firearms to protect property. And under no circumstances could a citizen use a gun to ward off those intending to maim or kill him. Had Rittenhouse been found guilty, there no longer would be recourse for citizens living in cities where criminals were freely given the streets.
In other words, had such a clear-cut case of self-defense morphed into a successful murder conviction, then the most powerful figure in the nation would become the local district attorney. De facto, a DA could empower a mob to loot, burn, steal, and injure by refusing to indict those arrested—even if an increasingly politicized mayor and police chief chose to allow their officers to keep the public safe. We would then assume that in this state of nature anyone protecting property during a riot would be fair game for the mob, given the target would know he could become a convicted felon by defending himself from attack.
So, the Left understood well the messaging of attacking the open city and undefended town of Kenosha and the conviction of a “murderer” Rittenhouse: accept our political agendas and premises or otherwise your culpable community will be torn apart with impunity, and any who chose to combat the violence with violence will be charged with capital crimes.
Not long after one Rittenhouse was acquitted, one Darrell Brooks, Jr., an African-American with a 20-year record of serious felonies, allegedly drove his car deliberately into a Christmas parade in Waukesha, killing 6 innocents and injuring over 60.
Within hours of the August 25, 2020, shootings in Kenosha, Wisconsin — not days, but hours — it was decreed as unquestioned fact in mainstream political and media circles that the shooter, Kyle Rittenhouse, was a "white supremacist.” ....
What all of this demonstrates is that insult terms like "white supremacist” and "racist” and "white nationalist” have lost any fixed meaning. They are instead being trivialized and degraded into little more than discourse toys to be tossed around for fun and reputation-destruction by liberals, who believe they have ascended to a place of such elevated racial enlightenment that they are now the sole and exclusive owners of these terms and thus free to hurl them in whatever manner they please. It is not an overstatement to observe that in elite liberal discourse, there are literally no evidentiary requirements that must be fulfilled before one is free to malign political adversaries with those accusatory terms. That is why editors at The Washington Post published an op-ed proclaiming Rittenhouse was plagued by “deeper white supremacist orientation” just four days after its news division explicitly concluded that such an accusation "lacks evidence” — because it it permissible to accuse people of racism and white supremacy without any evidence needed.
It is inherently disturbing and destructive any time a person is publicly branded as something for which there is no evidence. That is intrinsically something we should collectively abhor. But this growing trend in liberal discourse is not just ethically repellent but dangerous. By so flagrantly cheapening and exploiting the "white supremacist” accusation from what it should be (a potent weapon deployed to stigmatize and ostracize actual racists) into something far more tawdry (a plaything used by Democrats to demean and destroy their enemies whenever the mood strikes), its cynical abusers are draining the term of all of its vibrancy, potency and force, so that when it is needed, for actual racists, people will have tuned it out, knowing that is used deceitfully, recklessly and for cheap entertainment.
The political and media faction that casually and recklessly brands people as "white supremacists” the way normal people utter “excuse me” while navigating a large crowd have no interest at all in whether the accusation is true. They are devoted to reducing everyone whose political ideology diverges from their own to their worst possible moment — no matter how long ago it happened or how unrepresentative of their lives it is — in order to derive the most ungenerous and destructive meaning from it.