Archives for category: Death Race 2020

Tristan Justice (really?) writes in The Federalist that “Google’s YouTube Shuts Down Dilbert Creator Scott Adams.” It is only one video, but it is, as Adams has related, much like every other video he has created. But hey, it was suppressed so politely:

The level of ideological control, here, is rather astounding. The major social media platforms increasingly demand conformity to their politics. If you think this is a good thing, you should be wary of what you are turning into: a fascist. The hallmark of fascism is ideological control and a one-party state. Technocratic fascism might best name this new version.

The political party being defended by such corporate discrimination, is, as I have been saying, the Democratic Party. The excuse to suppress anti-Democratic opinion is “that it isn’t truthful.” But that is what tyrants always say. It is a rationale I regarded in my youth as conservative. Illiberal. Was I wrong?

“Deceptive practices” indeed!

The droll thing about the current political division is that each side sees the other side as “fascist.” And both make at least half-plausible cases. Yet only one side is attacking their opponents’ non-subsidized ability to speak and publicize information, argument, and speculation. So one side, the Democrats, is the obviously more fascist.

Scott Adams is a very bright observer of popular rhetoric. His popularity as a podcaster derives from his ability to explain the rhetorical skills of Donald Trump. And Adams has expanded on this to explain the memetic forces at play in the wider world of our current political contests. I probably catch one of his episodes every other week, but recognize his valuable contributions. He is not always right, but daily he offers insights of genius. To suppress such a voice in politics is almost unthinkable to me. If you think he is wrong, argue against him.

If you think he should be suppressed for the reasons lamely given by Google?

Well, politeness suggests that I refrain from saying what I think of you.

twv

<conjecture>

Recent events have been orchestrated by the Deep State to see how much/little blowback there would be from revelations of an astounding nature.

The revelations of past, recent and ongoing schemes have ratcheted up the level of enormity perpetrated by current officeholders.

  1. The AATIP revelations, where the government admitted that UFOs were real, but pretended not to know what they were, despite having investigated them for decades. Americans’ response? Ho-hum. The biggest revelation in world history and Americans yawn. Or snicker.
  2. China builds a bioweapon and releases it — with some U.S. Government funding. Result? Americans eagerly accept and support outrageous and totalitarian commands from politicians who have lied and changed stories and switched rationales multiple times, and Americans do not even think about the meaning of a likely major attack on the world and their own country by one foreign government … or the even more ominous possibility that elements of their own government (like the inexplicably popular Herr Doktor Fauci) conspired with said malefactor. What the Deep State then learned is that they could get away with the next step,
  3. a stolen election, ongoing, and then
  4. the next big event, which Bill Gates has already named. Yes, he did. Do you remember what he said the next hit was going to be? A massive failure of the Internet, or was it the whole infrastructure of the electric grid?

With step 4 I think the revolution will be complete. Millions of Americans will have died, and with the Manchurian candidate in the White House, the security of China and the Deep State will be complete. And a totalitarian superstate firmly in place over a reduced (in every sense of the word) population.

The thing is, I am not saying we do not deserve this. If your reaction to revelation #1 was “meh” or disbelief, or to just let the U.S. Government get away with its past psy-ops and lies and crimes (including murder) to keep a huge secret, then your reaction to #4 should, probably, be meekly to die, accepting your fate as unworthy to live.

</conjecture>

Have we not long known the bedrock truth, expressed by the now despised Thomas Jefferson, a man smarter and wiser than you or me? “Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep for ever: that considering numbers, nature and natural means only, a revolution of the wheel of fortune, an exchange of situation, is among possible events: that it may become probable by supernatural interference! The Almighty has no attribute which can take side with us in such a contest.”

I strongly suspect that the election result for Biden was indeed a concerted fraud on the part of the Biden Team. It was made possible in large part by the continual demonization of Trump for four years. You see, participants are more than willing to break the law and engage in massive ballot fraud ops if they believe they are fighting against HITLER!

One droll consequence of this is that every hysteric who engaged in the insane attack on Trump and his followers was sealing the fate of the republic. As Garet Garrett put it long ago: The Revolution Was.

But then, caution: I weakly suspect that 2016 was also won by Trump because of vote machine rigging. You see, Trump has strong allies on one end of the Deep State. And voting machines are made by major defense contractors. The military-industrial complex has been able to manage every election for quite a long time. I don’t think it was necessary to do so until recently . . . when the Deep State went to war with itself.

Remember: we do not live in an honest polity. All major institutions are corrupt. The United States of Amnesia is in part a construct of design. Like all designs, of course, it wanders off any given course. But the course as followed is not above-board.

twv

States without lockdown orders, or mask mandates, are not doing spectacularly worse than those with them. Indeed, it ranges from “better” to a wash.

Which makes the policies inexcusable.

So why are these edicts being promoted and followed?

For the same reason politicians send us to war and we go. For the same reason there is war fervor and excitement. For the same reason crowds shout in triumph upon the death of millions elsewhere.

The State with its claim of sovereign authority tempts everyone, and it encourages us to be reckless, bloodthirsty, moralistic, self-righteous, and worse . . . out of fear, first, and some imagined advantage, second.

This similarity between war and the lockdown orders is fairly clear, is it not?

The “moral equivalent of war” is immoral, and we, like sheep, almost always go astray to the bad shepherd that is the State.

The State’s a mind-trap. It messes with your heads. It takes your fear and makes you do crazy things, like think prohibiting people from engaging in commerce and normal human interaction because some even peaceful interactions play against what is said to be the general welfare. But obviously, in the case of the threats that start most wars and the menace that is this pandemic, the “cures” are worse than the disease — in part because our benighted species has been infected by a far worse virus than SARS-CoV-2: that worse infection is statism. Political messianism, in other words.

Thinking that salvation comes from authoritarian force.

It is amusing how rarely anyone brings up the First Amendment; the freedom to peaceably assemble, one of would have thought, was something to be protected, not squelched. But oh, how politicians lust to squelch freedom in any form! It’s in their memes and maybe their genes.

And give them an excuse . . . well, don’t.

The proper response to a pandemic is caution, courage, curiosity and conscientiousness — all within the field of persuasion and property rights. Not state edict.

And by the way, “edicts” are not laws, in some jurisprudential theory, and the distinction is understandable. I won’t go to one local store that put up a sign mandating masks because of “Inslee Law.” Inslee’s our idiot governor. He cannot make law. Ascribing law to him is a kind of heresy to republicanism. I’d rather play anarch than subservient swine to Inslee’s edicts.

But maybe we can avoid accelerating our grimace. When I hear a person chide Trump and Trumpians for breaching the “rule of law” but in the next breath insist upon the need for lockdowns, I do indeed laugh.

Yet, should jackbooted thugs with badges come to take me off to the gulags my leftist friends seem itching to create in their drooled-about “Truth and Reconciliation” re-education camps, from my mouth may come bitter, not mirthful, laughter.

But of course the peace-lovers will no doubt gun me down instead. You know, “for the public good.”

Which they cannot explain on rational grounds. For this epidemic does not justify tyrannical proclamations and a general totalitarian response. Not even plausibly.

But add in fear and subtract sound judgment, and of course: anything goes.

As long as it is statist. That parasite meme is firmly running people’s brains now.

twv

Hillary Clinton; Donald Trump; Joe Biden; Kamala Harris — there is a sort of progression here, a ratcheting up of insanity.

Unaccounted trillions of spending and receipts in the Pentagon and HUD; remorseless deficit spending and ballooning-in-the-trillions debt; Federal Reserve policies that would make even a Rothschild blush; ignorance of ecological crisis coupled with a fixation on a non-crisis (global warming) and now the coronavirus panics — what is becoming clear is the enormity of public idiocy in our tolerance for rising levels of folly.

Never-ending wars that make no sense but do make vast graveyards; surveillance that becomes increasingly accomplished and omnipresent; and disclosures of ominous secrets that accumulate yet make hardly a ripple in the public mind — what are we supposed to believe?

We should wonder whether we are exhibiting some sort of collective death wish.

What’s certain is that we ramp up the bizarrerie year by year.
And these Months of Q (as I call this period of post-election/pre-installation of a president) are quite enjoyable to watch.

Pop up the popcorn, heat the butter, and enjoy the show.

And if this conclusion seems tacked-on, a hollow ping of a cheery note? Sure. But Trump’s basic challenge against the vote counts from Election Day is such a major blast of discord — and his lawyer Sydney Powell’s charge of massive voter fraud via corrupt electronic voting system democracy’s biggest j’accuse ever — that all the Q Anon talk that roiled on the back burner now bubbles over. Q prophecies always seemed preposterous. But not much more than Powell’s. They are of a piece. And they will soon reach a falsifiability test.

For guidance, soon, we may wish to consult When Prophecy Fails — or That Hideous Strength.

“Pics or it didn’t happen.”

That’s a popular online taunt: #POIDH. Say something that stretches credulity, and get back that challenge: show us your photographic evidence. 

That’s the idea.

President Donald J. Trump is challenging the outcome of the presidential election, on the basis that it was stolen. Yesterday, Rudy Giuliani gave a 90-minute press conference on the Trump team’s case for massive election fraud, in which Biden pulled out from behind and came up with enough votes to send him to the White House.

Trump has long been warning that the pandemic- (“Dem Panic”-) induced use of hastily contrived mail-in ballots around the country was a recipe for massive vote fraud. And after an election which saw weak Democratic down-ballot performance (losing ground in the House, for example) and in which Trump himself increased his votes by several millions, his case is not altogether implausible — with so weak a general showing, how did Biden come from behind?

Giuliani claims to have thousands of affidavits of vote-count wrongdoing in major Democratic cities in swing states, and . . . yet we see little interest in the press to cover this astounding claim without the framing of the story as “unproven.” Fox Business’s Neil Cavuto actually cut off a White House feed because the claims being made had not been verified — and were apparently too dangerous to allow on the news. Bizarre. For my part, I have not ever believed in the security of electronic voting systems, or the necessary probity of those operating them.

More impressive than Giuliani’s affidavits and astounding stories, as well as more disturbing, is the claim by super-shark Sydney Powell (see photo above) that the software used by Dominion, the company that supplied electronic balloting in 24 states, was designed to rig elections in Venezuela for Hugo Chavez (and others), and was used to flip millions of votes for Biden this election.

Tucker Carlson, of Fox News, not unreasonably asked her to show his audience the evidence. He says she refused.

I don’t know why, yet maybe we all soon will have an answer. But when extraordinary claims are made, we really do require evidence of a non-ordinary nature.

Indictments or it didn’t happen: #IOIDH.

twv

…originally posted to Fb on October 24, 2020….

It is possible that whoever wins the 2020 presidential race will have won through vote fraud. Many states use electronic voting machines that have been repeatedly compromised (hacked; cracked) and this has been available information, known to Americans, for decades. But as far as I can tell, next to nothing has been done.

This being the case, Americans have no one better to blame for any future de facto coup than themselves. If they shrug such information off with a laugh in an off year, an on year is no occasion to complain.

Now, China is the most obvious and likely foreign manipulator of U.S. elections, but Russia is the biggest malefactor that comes to mind. But since that is largely the result of four years of disinformation from CNN and other CIA front organizations, the biggest threat to America’s democratic infrastructure is the Deep State cabal itself — or, in the case of intertribal Deep State struggle, themselves. What if the CIA/FBI/NSA were backing Biden, and the Navy/Army/trad Pentagon backing Trump? The question might be which group has compromised the systems in which states.

We are entering an age where the real arms race pertains to election fraud technology.

twv

On Gab, I listed some of my biggest issues that I think about when judging a presidential campaign. But I forgot the one that seems most urgent now:

1. The deficits, debt, and financial system, including
2. The Federal Reserve and the monetization of debt and all that horrid jazz.
3. The wars. Warfare state is obscene, and American wars are not in America’s interests. Our allies are often evil and duplicitous and deeply weird (Saudi Arabia) and way too powerful in OUR government (Israel) or not at all reliable (Germany, France) or too reliable (Britain, but not for long, if at all any more), and the whole mess, much of what we know is b.s. because our leaders feed us b.s.
4. The Deep State — spies on us, tells us untruths, lies to us, perverted our media, and harbors strange secrets, propping up an academy geared to pretending it has solved everything and everything out of the mainstream is “anti-science” and “conspiracy theory.”
5. Taxes. Too big a burden. Inherently unjust (of course) and especially, egregiously unjust now that not everybody pays them: corrupting.
6. Subsidies. Subsidies corrupt people like Biden and Trump, but they corrupt your welfare queen next door, too. And her five on-again, off-again layabout lovers.
7. Regulation. I prefer a rule of law.
8. Federalism: America’s original decentralized order would be a much better deal than our current bloated nationalist quasi-empire.

Gab.com: @wirkman

On most of these, Biden looks worse. But when I was making this list for Gab, I really did forget the issue of our annus terribilis, the lockdowns.

Now, I think Trump botched the coronavirus scare big time, and it is hard to forgive him for that. This much is obvious. But Democrats misunderstand Trump’s failure. They invert expectations, blaming Trump for the COVID deaths rather than for the pandemic panic. There were going to be deaths. What Trump did wrong was not counsel courage, instead giving in to Fauci’s fear agenda. Biden, in prescribing more lockdowns, and in “listening to the science,” is so much worse than Trump in this regard. Like usual, Trump listened to the wrong experts. True. But Biden makes listening to the wrong experts the core of his agenda.

Since I am anti-lockdowns, and see the growth of Therapeutic State tyranny the biggest current threat to freedom, the Black-Masked Duo, Biden-Harris, are for me pure poison in double dose.

But back to my initial list: Trump’s attitude to spending and debt has always ranged from goofy to duplicitous — but, alas, Biden and the Democrats are worse.

Take health care, the issue upon which so much spending rests (what with Medicare, Medicaid, and recent reforms). Trump’s talk on Obamacare and “health care reform” has been incoherent and even fabulist, and on this basis alone he deserves only scorn. Trump knows nothing about this subject. Even after years in office, he still says incredibly stupid things. Really, really stupid. But then, SO DOES NEARLY EVERY AMERICAN. This subject makes fools out of almost everyone. People cannot think their way out of a flimsy white prescription drug bag. It is astounding to witness. Trump has probably harmed the cause of good reform in this policy area.

Were not Biden and Harris relentless pushers of increased government involvement into this market, Trump’s crucial support for impossible things would provide all the reason we would need to never forgive him. But the Democrats are so much worse! The Trumpian inability to counter Democratic fabulist socialism with facts or logic makes him a vexing ally at best, and he arguably does more harm than good, for what it looks like is that Trump simply believes that he can deliver the impossible while the Democrats are simply incompetent at delivering the goodies for all. Trump does not think Democrats are wrong, exactly. He thinks they are impractical. A good businessman’s sense should sort this out!

Well, no. The impossible cannot be delivered. Free goods for all means the servitude of all.

Come to think of it, Trump’s witlessness in handling the coronavirus may be linked deeply to his useless buffoonery regarding Obamacare. This is almost certainly the case. So when (one scenario runs) Democratic/DeepState insiders unleashed the Wuhan virus they had paid for, they were sucking Trump into the maw of his own incompetence.

On health care, Trump’s instincts are just plain wrong. But his instincts about ending the lockdowns are of course right. But because he is wrong about the former he is ineffectual — useless, almost — about the latter.

And with Trump, it is instinct and hunch and prejudice that we must focus on. For he knows almost nothing. Thankfully, Trump’s basic instinct against war is refreshing. Whew!

And it is almost certainly the main reason the Deep State and the elitist classes loathe him so much; this is why they fought so hard (and so crazily) to oust him.

That being said, what pertains to other governmental matters pertains here: Trump doesn’t know anything really about foreign policy. Indeed, he’s a sucker for a general in uniform, for every crackpot Pentagon warmonger who wanders into his ambit. And because the Republican intelligentsia has been infested with neocon goons and rah-rah-men since the days of Reagan, Trump has witlessly surrounded himself with war hawks who have led him to a generally incoherent foreign policy.

Regardless, he can still boast of more foreign policy successes than Barack Obama can, and though his stance against China is riddled with problems, Trump at least recognizes China for the minatory power it is. All in all, he may be the best foreign policy president of my lifetime, yet this half century has been so bad that he can nevertheless be quite terrible. Biden and Harris, stooges to the Deep State, would tow the Deep State line. Of course. And Biden may even be a paid agent of Beijing (the fact that Democrats dismiss such talk only speaks to their lack of integrity on this issue: the evidence is mounting.) So they are beyond the pale. But as a hero in the fight against empire, Trump is mostly a stumble-bum, no feats of glory, only feet of clay.

I know, I know: Trump has his genius, I grant you, but it is a mercurial one. He has no real principles to speak of, and we are left with his instincts and his strange place in history.

Probably the worst thing about him is his incurious nature. He has prejudices. Some of them align against the thrust towards the Total State, and for that he tempts me to give him a break. But I cannot see him as an exemplary figure. Had he someone wiser than Steve Bannon to advise him in the fight against tyranny, he could have long ago seized popularity and assured a second term. There are dozens of things he could have done to win over, say, half of the Resistors. But his vices outweigh his virtues.

He has his supporters, still. And in a land of witless sheep, they are often refreshing. But Trump appears to be losing an important set: old women. He needs the crone vote, no? Or can he make up for losing their support by the rise of a promising new cohort: working men of all colors appear to lean towards Trump. Non-working people appear to lean against.

As for me, I don’t know if or how I will vote on Tuesday.

But if I do end up voting, it will not be for Biden. The Democrats have become unhinged, and their leaders are corrupt and dangerous — more, even, than the Republicans.

twv

re: The Hunter Biden Laptop Leaks

…missive posted to Facebook….

Facebook and Twitter are prohibiting discussion about Biden corruption by disallowing linkage to a certain N.Y. P o s t article.

So, my benighted Democratic friends, you copacetic with this?

Do you feel protected?

Are you breathing a sigh of relief that you do not have to deal with major information about your party’s corruption?

Proud of the fact that the only way your side can possibly win is by rigging the game against your opponents?

Glorying in the de facto censorship, and itching to place more once your side gets in full power?

Is this the future you see for America and the world, a sort of Stasi-state crackdown on free speech and debate?

Love what your party has become?

Itching to mark your ballot to end freedom in America forever, doing your part for technocratic socialism?

Place your mask over your eyes and ears, too, Democrats!

By no means do any research that reveals the evil you have embraced.

twv

I’ve said it before: it is almost as if the major political parties have both given in and accepted their roles in a comedy of destruction, on eldritch ancient principles, by adopting as their working motto “it’s come to this.” Each sees the other as so awful that actually perpetrating evil becomes acceptable in their minds.

Trump was a desperation move on the part of those who oppose the manifest thrust of America’s peculiar destiny. And the Democrats, well, after losing with a shrill, corrupt, phoney in the personage of Hillary Clinton, could have learned a lesson and accepted responsibility for their part in this totentanz, but no: they chose,instead, to double down on crazytown politics by countering an aging b.s. artist known for his supermodel sexual obsession with the Oldest Hack of all, one whose past includes repeated humiliations for plagiarism and whose sexual obsessions have been out in the open and extremely cringeworthy. Further, the man is perhaps even more corrupt than Hillary and is certainly non-p.c. both in careless speech (a perfect match for Trump) and, more importantly, in career-long policy.

But it is worse! His running mate is a woman who is at least as unpleasant and power-mad as Hillary, and who is pretending to be “Black,” of all things, making the Democrats look as awkwardly tokenistic as ever.

I have lots of friends who hate Trump enough to vote for this pair of scarecrows, but I just shake my head. The major parties are playing a very dangerous game. Unwittingly, they invoke the Law of Nemesis by exemplifying for our home-schooled population* what the ancients understood as hubris.

But is a vote for Trump really a vote for conscious clarity and reason? Hardly.

Republicans and Democrats are intellectually bankrupt, which is apt, since the federal government they scramble always to influence is itself financially bankrupt.

They are mad, the both of them, under the spell of the memes themselves — they are addled addicts of insane habits — and I do not see an easy way out, or even a likely difficult way out.

Before the end of the year, I expect a turn to major violence to dwarf the child’s play of what we have seen so far. The rational way out will not be chosen, and tyranny and anarchy both will be resorted to first.

I usually keep some emotional distance from the craziness of this country, and take a stance of strategic disengagement from the main stream of this weird civilization of ours, but perhaps it is Lord Krishna’s advocacy of detached duty, as spoken to Arjuna, that suggests me to keep, at the very least, my powder dry.


* “Home-schooled” because the number of public schools to actually teach ancient literature and wisdom must be scant, these days. How can you program another generation of witless serviles while teaching Gilgamesh, the Iliad, and the historians and philosophers?