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I started a new channel on Rumble. I will be putting future videos up on that platform. For now, this one from a few weeks ago is uploaded there:

Paul Jacob, with whom I make a podcast every weekend, is now on that platform, too, after having a video taken down on YouTube. His channel is This Week in Common Sense, and here is his first video on Rumble:

My favorite game in game theory is Chicken. While in political science and Public Choice the Prisoners’ Dilemma gets the most attention, Chicken is a simpler game, and does indeed lie at the heart of many paradigmatic relationships that undergird the State as both organization and institution.

In high school, my friends and I used to play Chicken with knives and feet on the green grass of the football field. Great fun. No one was hurt.

Now we have a big, more dangerous game begun in earnest: the establishment fires people for not taking the jab, and the anti-establishment walks out in protest of the mandatory jab. Mass firings versus the strike! A classic case.

Which side’ll give in first?

Let me go find a knife.

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For home-made knives, see OffGridWeb.com.

Universal and mandatory “vaccination” with an experimental set of gene-therapy-based concoctions that sport very limited utility in the cause of developing immunity strikes me as crazy. I mean, not even worth considering beyond the first brush with the notion. Yet most of the cultural elite and masses of their dutiful sheep have fallen for it, and now push it with alarming force.

And some of my favorite libertarian writers and leaders are so “pro-vaxx” that they spend most of their time ridiculing those of us who are beyond skeptical of the whole government-business alliance. This makes them, I hazard, instruments of totalitarianism. They have assumed the position of useful (pseudo-)opposition and thereby help the cause of statism, as academic libertarians tend to, and have done so for decades.

Be that as it may, the terminological question remains: what do we call this push? The struggle to find the right words continues. But Dr. Bryam W. Bridle, of the University of Guelph, has offered one useful term: herd vaccination. That is the goal. “Herd immunity” is not the goal, for it cannot be achieved by the method chosen. Yet it is strenuously and tyrannically pushed.

They push herd vaccination. A great term. And they push herd vaccination for reasons other than what they state.

This includes the “pro-vaxx libertarians.” But I will leave the dissection of their motives for another occasion.

But, for the record, I have a term to offer, too:

But “daft” is a gross understatement.

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Michael Yeadon has speculated that the simultaneous abandonment by the major nation states around the world of established pandemic protocols for policies of mandatory mask wearing by the public, lockdowns and lockouts of commerce and general sociality, and then the pushing on the whole of the public a handful of experimental ”vaccination” treatments during a pandemic, requires special, coordinated action and agency. Extraordinary evidence demands extraordinary explanation. Conspiracy was what he came up with, though he was not privy to the insider information that would allow him to point to the culprits — of whom the conspiracy might consist.

If that be a reasonable extrapolation, then the mind lurches to motive.

Given the opportunity of insider players like Antony Fauci and Peter Daszak and a manure-spreader full of other bureaucrats and politicians and science-technicians on the make, a financial motive must be considered. But the mind reels. Could this really be ”all about” the moolah? Surely power lust and the insiders’ itch for a Great Reset to a new technocratic totalitarianism is the driving passion!

But maybe it really is all — or mostly, or (crucially) effectively — a plunder scheme, a public fraud for pecuniary reasons. And this low-down dirty element has risen to public attention. Now. It is happening first Down Under.

I almost never quote other people’s blog posts whole. But I feel a need to call attention to a news development of great significance, and one way to do that is to mirror others’ work here. This story is huge in its implications.

October 2, 2021:

Former Australian Member of Parliament Says Pfizer and AstraZeneca Paid Lobbyists to Direct Australia’s Leaders to Push Vaccine Mandates

By Cristina Laila 
Published October 2, 2021 at 9:06pm

A former Australian member of Parliament came out and said Pfizer and AstraZeneca are paying lobbyists to direct Australia’s leaders to push vaccine mandates.

Clive Palmer, leader of the United Australia Party claimed ousted New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian was told she wouldn’t be charged in a corruption probe if she imposed a vaccine mandate.

Palmer made these statements a couple weeks ago but it has garnered a lot of attention this weekend after Berejiklian resigned in disgrace following a corruption probe.

Two weeks ago, Palmer said Pfizer and AstraZeneca were paying lobbyists tens of millions of dollars to direct Australia’s liberal leaders to push the double jab.

According to Palmer, Berejiklian, who was under a corruption probe by the ICAC at the time, was told if she imposed strict lockdowns and vaccine mandates, she wouldn’t be charged.

Shortly before Berejiklian resigned, she told Sydney residents that if they don’t take the Covid jab, they face total social isolation indefinitely after the stay-at-home order ends in December.

Berejiklian made history for overseeing one of the most fascistic regimes in modern history like nothing we have witnessed in the Western world.

It appears she was bowing to Big Pharma lobbyists and special interest groups once again proving Covid mandates have NOTHING to do with science or saving lives.

Clive Palmer told reporters of Berejiklian: “The only way she gets out of the inquiry is if she pushes the double jab.”

A lefty reporter pushed back on Clive Palmer: “You think the premier of New South Wales is trying to destroy businesses?”

“I do,” Palmer replied. “She’s being directed by lobbyists in Sydney, who is being paid by AstraZeneca and by Pfizer tens of millions of dollars to get these policies through, to make sure the vaccines get pushed…that’s my personal knowledge and I’m happy to make a statement here, to police, to anyone.”

The Gateway Pundit, October 2, 2021.

October 4, 2021:

Domino Effect: New South Wales Sinks Into Political Disarray and Chaos After Six Officials Including its Premier and Deputy Premier Exit

A total of six officials have resigned in the span of three days following tyrannical New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s difficult resignation on Friday.  Berjiklian announced her ‘difficult decision’ to resign after a corruption watchdog announced it was looking into her ‘alleged misconduct.’  It was the corruption charges that finally brought the tyrannical leader to step down.

Following NSW Premier Berejiklian’s exit, her Deputy Premier John Barilaro also announced his resignation and will leave parliament. Barilaro said the constant pressure from media scrutiny and his defamation case against YouTuber Jordan Shanks is a ‘big reason’ for his departure from politics.

YouTube star Jordan Shanks responded to Barilaro’s departure and attacks.  Barilaro accused the YouTube star of “vile racism” after Shanks called him ‘a conman to the core, powered by spaghetti.’  “FriendlyJordies” accused Barilaro of using his press conference to smear him as racist.

News.com reported:

New South Wales is in a state of political disarray and chaos, facing multiple costly and distracting by-elections and an uncertain path towards post-Covid freedom.

In the space of three days, NSW has lost its Premier and Deputy Premier, a senior Cabinet Minister, three veteran Coalition members of parliament and will likely need to find a new Treasurer in coming weeks.

The shock resignation on Friday of Premier Gladys Berejiklian, both from the state’s top job and parliament representing the seat of Willoughby, has sparked a domino effect of departures.

Following her today is Deputy Premier John Barilaro, who announced he’s stepping aside from the role as well as quitting as Nationals leader and exiting politics, leaving vacant his regional seat of Monaro.

And on Sunday, Transport Minister Andrew Constance confirmed he would leave the NSW Cabinet and quite state politics for a tilt at a federal seat.

Those three departures will each require a by-election.

Speculation is mounting that more departures from the Coalition ranks could come within days.

Now, just a week away from the end of Sydney’s lockdown and the beginning of a new era in the coronavirus pandemic – one the rest of the country is closely watching – the focus is firmly on the government’s internal woes instead.

Apparently, the judicial system still works in Australia.

The Gateway Pundit, October 4, 2021.

October 4, 2021:

Ok, We’ll Ask The Question, If New South Wales PM Resigned For Pushing VAX With Millions From Pfizer, What About Old Joe?

by L Todd Wood October 4, 2021

We Already Know Biden Crime Family Takes Bribes…Just Read Hunter’s Laptop

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This morning saw six more politicians on the staff of former New South Wales, Australia Premier Gladys Berejiklian resign over corruption allegations. The crux of the issue is that Berejiklian has reportedly been taking tens of millions of dollars for pushing the big Pharma vaccines on the Australian people, locking them down, and destroying lives and businesses. 

A former Australian member of Parliament came out and said Pfizer and AstraZeneca are paying lobbyists to direct Australia’s leaders to push vaccine mandatesreported The Gateway Pundit.

Clive Palmer, leader of the United Australia Party claimed ousted New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian was told she wouldn’t be charged in a corruption probe if she imposed a vaccine mandate.

We at CDMedia believe we are at just the beginning of further revelations of politicians across the globe taking bribes for acting in big pharama’s interest at the expense of their citizens, even to the point of murder. These actions were taken in conjunction with the globalist CCP virus information operation which also murdered millions, pushed by the Chinese Communist Party and enabled by collaborators in leadership positions in the West. Andrew Cuomo’s actions regarding nursing home deaths in NYC come to mind. 

CDMedia has been reporting on Biden Crime Family corruption since early 2019 in Ukraine, and then the revelations from the Hunter Biden laptop. That investigation showed in fine print Hunter and Joe taking billions from the CCP and 10% going to ‘the big guy’, and Hunter saying he has given his father half his earning for decades. The laptop showed the Biden Crime Family using State Department officials and FBI agents to pursue deals and bribes overseas. The Daily Mail reported much of this. 

Are we to believe that Old Joe has not also taken millions from big Pharma in order to push vaccines, and lockdowns on the American people?

Enquiring minds want to know. It’s a reasonable question.

CDMedia, October 4, 2021.

And then when you realize that Big Pharma is not just an outsider company bribing its way into the federal government’s inner sanctum, to make an extra-big ”killing” on the market — when you realize that Big Pharma is as closely tied to the federal regulatory apparatus as military contractors are to the Pentagon — then you may have stumbled on to the clue to the biggest swindle and power grab of the ”democratic” west.

It is not just bribes and graft and payoffs, at least not in America. The crime here is integral to the progressives’ beloved Administrative State.

So we can expect the center-left, at least, to fight these accusations hard. Not only are their fortunes at stake, so also are their ”sacred” [profane] honor, and — considering the torch-and-pitchfork potential — their very lives.

Not to mention their vision of ”social democracy.”

The far left will increasingly break away from this crowd, along the lines of thought leaders like Jimmy Dore and Glenn Greenwald. But what will the core grifter set do?

Find your pitchfork, and the pitch to keep torches burning, for if we do not hold all the grifters to account — and take the legal proceedings, perhaps, all the way to The Hague, for crimes against humanity — and make charges stick, it will merely embolden them.

And of our progressive friends? Do to them what they have done to individualists, and what must be done to progressive pols: Ridicule them; marginalize them. Tar them with the same brush as the insiders. For it is their ideas that have justified the institutions that have enabled this Crime of the Millennium. Now is no time for squeamishness. All these people must be humiliated and driven from political life, completely removed from power.

That, or this will all just fizzle.

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When confronting an unknown, it strikes me that a proper assessment must begin not merely by figuring out “the likeliest” suspect causes but also a much more complete list of the possible suspects.

One of the interesting things about a programmed society is that people reflexively know precisely what they must not even consider.

For example, when COVID broke out in China, we quickly learned that there were virology institutes there. So of course we should have considered, immediately, the possibility of not only gain-of-function research going on, but also its use as bioweaponry.

That is, a rational person would immediately know that an act of war may have occurred.

But fine, upstanding citizens in the west are so fearful of looking foolish, so fearful of a real war with real consequences at home, so phobic even about identifying anyone “outside” as a possible enemy (this is the leftist prejudice), that we all immediately feel the taboo against talking about these possibilities. Even I, who thought these thoughts immediately, hesitated to make much of them.

This is programming.

Whether said programming is the result of psychological warfare from the Chinazis, from the CIA, from the old Soviet legacy, or whether it is an invisible hand result of the memes themselves — the egregori of the noösphere — I don’t know. I suspect a little of each.

In any case, right now, there is the Delta variant and a few other strains of the ’rona percolating through society. As soon as we heard this, what did we think?

Well, the likeliest provenance?

1. Normal mutation of a virus. Zoonotic, that is the technical term few of us could remember before 2020.

But we should have considered two other possibilities, at least:

2. Immune escape from leaky vaccines (Geert Vanden Bossche’s warning) or perhaps even poorly implemented therapeutics; or

3. Just the latest wave of bioweaponry release by the CCP/globalist cadres to effect a political restructuring, giving it some breathing room to avoid calamity that they sit upon, nervously.

These more minatory possibilities should be considered for the same reason that the panicky folk insisted on theorizing about the death of many, many more millions of people: the precautionary principle.

But the thing is, when you consider all options in the face of an unknown, not just the one actually pushed (zoonotic origin and worldwide decimating plague), the policy response would be radically different.

How so? Well, from a war scenario perspective, what the world’s nations have done is surrender.

They have done so by crippling their productive capacity and sapping their will to fight. Instead of encouraging bravery, our rulers shepherded us like bleating sheep. And these sheep? They began mobbing for salvation, suppressing independent thinkers in the herd who might (horrors!) somehow jinx the shepherds’ plan to save us. The one thing no one considered was prepare for a fight. To become stronger not weaker. To become active not indolent. To become fearsome not fearful.

The thing is, actual courage would have made us all healthier.

Despair and lethargy need not have been the ineluctable social result of the new disease. I say that, even if — as appears now wildly unlikely — the disease proved of zoonotic origin, and that the death toll sans mitigation efforts would have been much larger, we would have wound up better off regardless. But I don’t believe either of those two iffy suppositions. I believe the evidence that has been accumulating — that this pandemic was the result of gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China — and I suspect that it may very well have been purposely leaked for political or strategic reasons. I also would bet (were a counterfactual gamble a live option) that a reaction of courage would have spurred us to do what we should have done immediately: engage in OPEN DISCUSSION of a wide variety of treatments, and thereby save millions of lives. Indeed, much of the death count of the last year and a half was preventable not by mitigation but by evidence-based medical treatments (accommodating some good-old-fashioned medical artistry). Sadly, the upshot of the frightened reaction has been massive destruction on multiple levels.

I chiefly blame Donald Trump, whose platforming of the man who funded the virus led to the general panic and to the vaxx-craze — his temptation appears to have been his pathetic, narcissistic need to play Savior.

We cannot really blame the Democrats, who surely capitalized on the leadership collapse, for they are ideological cultists, and cultists gonna cult. Their whole philosophy is servility and the promotion of a gimme-gimme culture, not a culture of courage. One shouldn’t blame them, exactly. One should scorn them as quisling fools. But Republicans have hardly been much better. It is the nature of the GOP to tag along behind the Democracy like the whining mutant crying “too fast! too fast!” but never effectively stopping the parade of decline.

Now, you might be wondering — hey, Republicans tend to be opposed to the lockdowns, why couldn’t they have led better?

Well, Republicans are not leaders. They are followers by nature. Their “leaders” have been heavily over-burdened with ignoramuses and fools. President “W,” Sarah Palin, and Donald Trump all showed amazing degrees of ignorance about the world, and all three push a down-homey simpleton intellectual stance. This sort of cultural preference does not encourage people to courageously think through a problem.

When faced with an unknown, as the pandemic was for the first year, at least, you have to look to more intellectual types.

But our intelligentsia has been almost wholly captured by the cult of the omnipotent state, and the wider smarties class has so convinced itself of its self-groomed status as “the wise” that nearly the whole lot of them has become a herd of fools.

This much we know.

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N. B. I am not saying that the bioweaponry possibility is likely. I do not believe the conjecture. But I have explained before why it is not “stupid,” why it is not “tinfoil hat,” as has been asserted. Smart people lay on this predictable anti-conspiracy chatter — most especially trotting out the related notion, the tired cliché that “big conspiracies are too difficult to keep secret” — because they do not research how psychological operations by disinformation artists actually work. That being said, recent reports about a Chinese plan to take their research to infect bats with an agent to prevent a zoonotic upgrade to a human-infecting strain suggests that the Chinese may be innocent. But that does not exonerate a possible (but still not likely) globalist sabotage to leak the virus. In the face of unknowns, one should be humble enough not to throw out dismissive theories unbacked by study. It is better to advance conjectures requiring further study.

I’ve heard a number of theories about why the vaxxed want to force the vax upon the unvaxxed.

All have some merit, perhaps, including the one I just encountered: “they want you dead!”

But I think a somewhat more subtle and occult rationale is more likely at play: the vaxxed know there are huge unknowns, and that the resolutely unvaxxed claim that the vax may be [“is”] deadly. This makes the vaxxed uncomfortable. They hate the unvaxxed, despise the unvaxxed. But they fear the unvaxxed may be correct. So one reason for universal forced vaccination may be to ensure that if their enemies are right, their enemies die too. They have made their gamble, and wish to make sure everyone shares the risk.

Which is the essence of left statism, now that I think of it.

Universal vaccination may serve, psychologically, as the most outlandish defense against falsifiability and a partisan ”we told you so” in human history.

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What we know, pretty much for sure:

1. Fauci funded Daszak to create SARS-CoV-2 via gain-of-function research ostensibly to develop a robust mRNA vaccine in case of a zoonotic outbreak — but the carelessness or evil of folks on the ground at the Wuhan Institute for Virology (the Chinese who circuitously received U.S. tax funds) means that an iatrogenic leak preëmpted the “expected” breakout and “necessitated” a hasty and under-studied deployment of said treatments.

2. Democrats — from at least the Bill Clinton Administration on — have had tight, and quite suspicious, relationships with the “communists” in China.

Joe Biden’s son and brother received millions for their . . . influence peddling . .. from Chinese “businesses.” Biden was anti-Russia and pro-China as a campaign strategy. Democrats generally lambasted Trump for his half-quarantining travel embargo on China (early 2020) and for calling the new pathogen “the China virus,” saying it was “racist”to do so — even after they had been parlaying hatred and distrust, dangerously, at “Russia” for four years, on trumped-up (excuse me) evidence, now quite clear in the Mueller Report and later investigations.

What we must, therefore,* speculate:

3. Insiders in and around the Democratic Party and within the Administrative State (both Deep and Wide) have been working for decades to shift American power to China, in a great baton hand-off of imperialist power (let’s call it “The Mandate of Heaven”), just as British liberals and bankers did to America in the first half of the 20th century. Their reaction to the pandemic has fit in with this agenda, though most stumbled into it by Invisible Hand influences.

I think this is a pretty good surmise. It may not be true. I think it probably is, but am willing to drop it if falsified.

But the Democrats’ general preference for the Chinese commies is quite clear, and despicable. Further, the corruption of the Clintons was clear in the 1990s, just as the corruption of the Bidens is clear today.

Since the 1990s, to repeat, America’s globalist role has been deprecated in favor of China’s reëmergence. By whom? Name the suspects. Whoever; whomever. In any case, even our generals need to signal their willingness to go along with this transfer of power, hence the alleged call of General Milley to his counterpart in the Celestial Kingdom. These American leaders have to jockey for survival even as they negotiate the greatest power hand-off of all time.

What the precise machinations are I’ve barely a clue. But the American nation state is bankrupt financially and culturally — it is pretty much over.

The key drivers behind all this may be a tad more mundane than a conspiracy, I do not doubt:

  1. Big Pharma profits;
  2. Groupthink on a grand scale, a lemming stampede based on fear and disinformation
  3. The statist presumption of salvation by State intervention;
  4. Trump Derangement Syndrome and all the ideological baggage that entailed;
  5. The leftist assumption that ”we” (westerners; Americans) are bad and ”they” (whatever the Other of the Day may be) are innocent, victims of ”our” oppression;
  6. Media and political gains from dividing people against each other;
  7. A complete lack of leadership to marshal courage in Americans, whose experience is key worldwide;
  8. Civilizational Death Wish?!?!

But these underlying forces, which sure seem operative everywhere these days, do not explain everything. The existence of international elites as well as partisan American elites cannot be doubted, but their exact agenda? How coordinated is it? I suspect that there has been coordination at key moments all through the pandemic. But hey! Can all this be proven?

Well, not when evidence is deliberately lied about and suppressed, and dissidents de-platformed. And not, especially, while thought leaders continually accept stonewalling evasion as dissuasive of guilt, when it should be regarded as indicative of same. We have to accept common standards of evidence to prove something, and American politics has abandoned any shared standard of evidence since at least Reagan’s time, when GHWB and friends engaged in Iran-Contra.

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* The imperative, here, lies in the Precautionary Principle, if applied in ways not accepted by those who usually try to implement it.

How to get kicked off a progressive-run platform and still come out ahead

The extent to which statists, particularly illiberal, ”progressive” statists, quite consciously work against the idea of freedom, can hardly be underestimated. Progressives hate liberty. Even when they are too muddle-headed to understand that their basic conceptions of normative philosophy run against the idea of freedom, their revulsion against the very word liberty — and especially against any notion of liberty as a limit to government — shows through.

We who study these two very different standards do know, though, and should not be shocked when the one turns against the other and seeks to destroy it.

The idea of liberty as justice gave us free speech as a legal and as a cultural standard. Progressives, who have whored after ”social justice,” have given up on all such liberal notions. They are into censorship now. Way in.

My favorite example of this is not all the social media nonsense lying about COVID or suppressing news about Biden or constantly pushing calumnies against Trump. My favorite example? Quora kicking off Dennis Pratt.

But, considering where Mr. Pratt has re-directed his attentions, that may have not have been a prudent move on the part of Progressive Quora (P Q).

For this, see my latest podcast:

And video at:

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“Overuse of vaccines will drive the development of viruses that are able to evade vaccination.”

“The people that will suffer from this naïve, inappropriate policy of global universal forced vaccination when the potent virus escaped mutants develop will be those people at high risk, the people who most need the vaccine.”

Malone appearing on Jimmy Dore’s show.

Dr. Robert Malone, initial developer of the mRNA vaccine technology, basically (but not explicitly) backing up Geert Vanden Bossche’s fear of massive immune escape driven by universal vaccination with a limited-utility vaccine.

He goes on to say that he believes this technology can be good, but only if targeted at specific populations. Previously, he had noted that forced universal vaccination goes against everything he was taught about bioethics and proper, moral medical practice, which entirely rests upon informed consent. Everyone, he says, has the right to reject medical treatment.

I am only 17 minutes in, and cannot watch the whole thing right now. But Dr. Malone — whom if you have been following the subject* is almost certainly known to you — provides an important perspective on the current contagion and immediate over-reaction by governments and the karen class.

As all my friends know, I hazard that the current pandemic response is revolutionary: a psy-op, as well as an act of war by China and the elites against the American and world population. I also believe that . . . oh, well, you know what I suspect . . . that the new fascism has arrived, that Democrats are establishing it with lip-smacking glee at their new-found grip on power, and that all you who parrot the psy-op slogans (the CDC’s clever-but-evil assurance that the jabs are “Safe, effective, and free!”) are behaving like (and are the moral equivalent of) those Weimar Germans who saw hope in the chancellorship of You-Know-Who.


I hope I don’t understate things. I believe it is evil to promote universal vaccination with experimental technology whose utility is diminishing right before our eyes during the rollout.

If you spread the idea of universal vaccination, you are not merely wrong, you are morally wrong, and should stop. You don’t need to reject all vaccines or the idea of widespread use of some vaccines. You just need to look at the risks and look at standard Hippocratic practice to know that you are morally wrong to demand others “get the jab.”


Yesterday I shared on social media Richard Dolan’s excellent discussion of the current situation:

My only disagreement with Dolan is his underplaying of China’s role.

But be that as it may, we are now seeing the Therapeutic State, which Thomas Szasz warned about for decades — he saw its emergence in institutional psychiatry — come into its own as a totalitarian global order. The New World Order as prescribed by billionaires and Deep State operatives like George Herbert Walker Bush and “crazed futurists” is being established right now.

Dolan thinks there is hope, that we have time to stop it. I won’t be the one to dash that hope. For now.

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Government has always been eager to save you from the problems it has caused.

Now, with gain-of-function research proved under NIH’s aegis, we know this is quite literally true regarding the pandemic.

The only way to break free of statism’s ratcheting circular non-argument is to openly disbelieve and to mock government officials and disobey their orders.

“The state is the coldest of all cold monsters, everything it possesses it has stolen and every word out of its mouth is a lie.”

Nietzsche’s great observation, from memory.

Supporting state coercion because you are afraid of a disease the government gave you is to be a pathetic weasel, unfit for civilized discourse: you should be shunned, not praised.

Don’t be a weasel. Don’t be a slave. Break free of the slaver’s mill, which goes round and round and round and breaks you.

A Facebook friend gave me push-back for this:
Stirring up fears is certainly a recurring pattern in electoral politics, and democratic practices are, to varying degrees, everywhere flawed, but why, several generations on from representative government being seriously attempted, is it still part of entirely normal discourse to regard “the State” (hence any state) as wholly other?

My response:
It is a system with its known properties, and I don’t regard it as wholly other. It is in some sense a representation of a certain type of human soul, one we all sometimes also represent: the repackaging of vice as virtue. I do not regard it as wholly other from humanity. Though I do regard it as something wholly other from me. I am not the State. I mostly criticize the states that say I am theirs. I try to get those who are in my same pickle to stop thinking of the State as their Savior, and see it for its actual qualities, and consider, where we can find them, alternatives.

Facebook, Timo Virkkala’s personal page, September 12, 2021 — whence hails all the squibs in today’s blogpost.

Why would you believe anything from people who suppress debate? Why would you trust the expertise of those who will not honestly respond to criticism?

None of the information we are told is reliable, much of what has been said as official truth has been proven to be lies, and the people who push all this ”information” couple it with draconian policy that just so happens to advance their their careers and their class at the expense of the non-professional majority. The whole pandemic has been managed as if to show the extremity of Franz Oppenheimer‘s theory of The State as an exploitation system, coupled with Molinari’s Terrorism theory of the State, and explanations of special interest politics by Pareto, Mises, Buchanan and others. Going in, I was deeply suspicious because I was more than aware of the possibilities for abuse by “experts.” I was not suspicious enough.

And now comes forced vaccination of a vaccine that cannot possibly induce herd immunity, and may very well induce immune escape.

But it is a good way to end the republic. So there is that.


We are told to believe things all the time that stink of a lie from the beginning, but which people just blithely accept.

One such story? That Seal Team Six killed Osama bin Laden and threw his body into the ocean so that it wouldn’t cause problems.

Yeah, right. That makes sense.

A more likely scenario? One of Osama’s lookalike doubles was discovered, and the Barack Obama administration decided to tie up a “loose end” in the war on terror. So they sent in soldiers not to arrest the man — that would have left things quite untied — but to shoot him, and then they got rid of the DNA evidence so to not show what happened.

Maybe this was the moment that I stopped believing any official story. Because I bought the 9/11 explanations as they came at us fast and furious, and for a long time. But the Osama bin Laden assassination was a dumb story. If true, that makes Obama look like a cretin. He was many things, and many things bad, but he was not a cretin.

Then again, people bought the story, so. . . . Reality looks more and more like a very bad paranoid movie, one where even your greengrocer is a conspirator.


The President declared that the unvaxxed in workplaces put the vaxxed at risk.

This either shows you how bad the vaxxes are, or that the president just wants an excuse for tyranny.


I shared a thought from last year today.

Credulity. “Being a mark.” The study of how cons are pulled off should then be applied to policy discussion in modern times.

The current con job that has been rolled out worldwide is to force vaccination onto people, even when it is obvious it would not help them, even when it would hurt them. You know, “to save other people.” You know you are talking to a con artist when he narrows the spread of options, focusing tightly onto an issue and never bringing in obvious and quite salient factors.

Re: vaccination? When they don’t talk about natural immunity and when they push vaccination on the immunodeficient. These vaxxers, then, are either con artists or the deluded-by-same, and spreading their idea pathogens “rationally.” What I remember most about 2020 is how governments ginned up fear but never once advised people to eat healthy, get plenty of sunshine, take the apt vitamin and mineral supplements, and exercise. This really is the marker. If there’s a contagion spread by breath, and they tell you to stay indoors, they are probably evil.

Other clues: they suppress debate and information-sharing and curb the search for treatments. When they scorn a treatment as, say, “horse de-wormer” or just unapproved, and then demand everyone accept jabs of experimental, under-studied drugs made in tandem with gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China, then the level of psy-op has gone beyond the madness of crowds level. We are dealing with more than just the gullible.

What would we call it?

Please excuse me if I speculate about civilizational death wish.

A friend commented on the above:
In addition to all their civilization ending death wishes, the normies have absolutely no understanding of immune function and its importance to dealing with v viruse. There are numerous immune related topics to which they respond as if I were explaining the same subjects to my cat. They do not understand that the deadly ARDS stage of lung clogging is the result of an impaired immune systems’ over-reaction to the virus. Therefore, they did not understand the importance of immune boosting to preclude that phenomenon. They don’t understand that immune boosting occurs with high doses of vitamin D3, vitamin C and zinc along with HCQ and/or quercetin. They don’t understand that ivermectin is safe and has antiviral properties. Therefore, they do not understand the importance and efficacy of early treatments. They don’t understand that the vaccine is not an antibiotic that simply kills the virus. I could go on and on because they understand nothing about the medical science aspects of the virus and the illness that it causes. Whenever any of these points are made even with a peer reviewed medical study, their response 98% of the time is a laughing emoji.

Bob Roddis, Facebook, September 13, 2021.

I’ve known this all my life. Its play in in-group hierarchies and out-group marginalization is what led me to consider political philosophy.

I never bought into the idea that government is primarily established and maintained to provide unequivocal public goods, benefitting all. I have always known that human being are far more warped than that, and that government provides a perfect machinery for advantaging a few at the expense of the many, and then churning the issue and doing it for a different set of exploiter/exploited. This was obvious to me at age 14. Why it is not obvious to everyone puzzles me.

Maybe it was my sensitivity to small betrayals by friends in school that led me to a realistic view of human nature.


The demented president of the federal union of states, humiliated by his own false assurances and lies about the Afghanistan pull-out, is trying to fix his plummeting approval ratings by sparking the ultimate Us vs. Them panic. His expressions of disgust for those who refuse to vax up, in the context of a witlessly mad and madly spooked population, may prove the uncorking of the shaken bottle of our civil war. “Our patience is wearing thin.”

This could be the modern equivalent of Goebbel’s Beer Hall Putsch speech of November 9, 1938.

Goebbels spoke in [Hitler’s] place and announced to those assembled the news of the diplomat’s death. Then he reported on the antiJewish manifestations that had erupted in Kurhesse and Magdeburg-Anhalt, adding that Hitler, after hearing his ideas, had decided that the party should do nothing either to help prepare or organize such demonstrations. However, he added, should such outbursts take place spontaneously, no attempt ought to be made stop them.

Stefan Kley, “Hitler and the Pogrom of November 9/10, 1938,” Yad Vashem: The World Holocaust Remembrance Center.