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This Funny or Die production is an interesting attempt to be both relevant and funny. Interesting — because it’s an astounding failure. It only succeeds in being an object lesson in ideological witlessness:

There is no mystery about the difference between a protest and a riot. A riot inflicts violence and damages property. A legitimate protest does neither.

Or, more properly, a protest may or may not include rioting and a riot may or may not include protest. Riots can happen for reasons irrelevant to politics or any attempt at persuasion or pressure. Some riots happen because the participants just want to engage in mob mayhem. Sporting events have spurred mob violence, as have sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll.

David Alan Grier, here, engages in a weird pretense that blacks during the BLM riots were the same as the Charlottesville tiki torch guys in terms of rioting activity — or that the 2016 Charlottesville event was more a riot — only (it is more than merely implied) anti-black racism prevents people from recognizing this putative deep truth.

But the real truth is that this is a blinkered falsity, and probably a lie. (I don’t really know what Grier believes. I can only guess. I think he’s a liar, but he may be just another bigoted race hustler or witless anti-white leftist.) The tiki torch parade of neo-Nazis did not engage in mayhem — I can remember no instances of it. They had gone through a (tumultous and duplicitous) permitting process, as is required by law. The only violence I saw was initiated by leftists protesting the neo-Nazi “protests.” I don’t remember what the pathetic neo-Nazis were trying to prove, but I do remember the gauntlet the police made the neo-Nazis run through — a gauntlet of their angry, violent enemies — and I do know that the kid charged with and convicted for murder had just been attacked by a mob of “protesters” before he drove out like a bat out of hell.

The rally/protest of the neo-Nazis didn’t seem very violent to me, in other words, and was not a riot. But the protests against them did turn a bit violent, though I’m not sure I’d use the word “riot” to distinguish them. It was mostly white people that I remember engaging in the anti-Nazi violence, as is the case with most leftist protests.

Now, I partook of protest marches back in the ’80s and early ’90s. But there was no rioting. Then I moved to Seattle in time for the infamous WTO riots, and that’s when I began really turning against the left — and Grier might note that those were lily-white mobs engaging in violence in that debacle. The protesters were also not good at arguing or making propaganda: I was there for the initatory “parade” in Capitol Hill, which was illegal (unpermitted) and stupid, childish — and the propaganda leaflets were not at all persuasive, though I WAS AND REMAIN OPPOSED TO THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION. But while I merely laughed at the parade, I was angry at the rioters in the days following.

Before the weird Trump epoch — or, more accurately, sparking the Trump epoch — BLM, BAMN and antifa engaged in riots to protest speech they did not like. They were violent and they were criminal and they were appallingly “un-American” (at least insofar as that they were explicitly anti-free speech). I would also call each and every one of the many mobs that destroyed Confederate statues also riots, and I saw a lot of white skin peaking around iconoclasts’ masks.

I judge Grier worse than a liar. He’s furthering the cause of racial tribalism in America, pushing prejudice and bigotry of a leftist variety against what he likely thinks of as “right-wing” “structural racism,” but in so doing is actually attempting to solidify an anti-white racism and a demoralizing “pro-black” excuse for violence. Grier is fanning the flames of the ideological divide and blowing smoke up our assessments, encouraging Funny or Die’s mostly white leftist audience to think that there is racial prejudice where none is in evidence.

And let me reïterate: I hate mob violence, and don’t approve of it when white people do it any more than when “people of color” do it. Back in 1999, I shocked my friends when I lashed out at the mob violence as well as stupid arguments of the WTO protesters. Because my friends, I gathered —most of them libertarians — bought the old romance of leftist protest. I gave up on leftist protest at that time, because I despise violent mobs.

Exception? Yes, I make an exception. I am against mob violence unless the violent mob overthrows a violent state and sets up a peaceful society. Only then will I support mob action: when it actually decreases State terrorism.

I have never seen that happen in America, though. Never in my life. It always seems to play into the hands of the statist elite. But if it did — if direct insurrection against the State has led to less state violence, then hey: I’m on board.

The point of race hustlers, though, and all this racial special pleading, is not to decrease state violence — though they sometimes bring it up as an excuse for their violence. They are really trying to excuse mob violence for their cause, and when they do this the State takes the cue to increase its power over the people. Tyrants historically love mobs, at least those that serve them. The left knows this, seeing that they ascribe to Trump an “authoritarian” plan to rally his mobs to engage in “fascism.” But so far, it is Trump crowds’ protesters who’ve engaged in the bulk of the violence. No Trump rally that I can recall ended with dead store owners and burnt-out police stations smouldering storefronts — and all the rest associated with the BLM riots of 2020.

I turned on the left because I am basically against violence against innocent people, and the left most evidently is not. And Grier is just another shill for the myths that excuse mobs and (in a back-handed way, via anarcho-tyranny) encourage states to terrorize peaceful people.

Also, for Funny or Die to promote this witless video — isn’t this a bit too on the nose? I mean, it’s not funny. So….

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It took me long enough. A Bitcoin episode, finally!

Or catch it via podcast, using your podcatcher or SoundCloud:

LocoFoco Netcast, Season 2, Episode 8: Bitcoin Background (Late April, 2021).

My last podcast was a cross-over episode with Matt Asher’s The Filter. Check it out!

In video, of course, it can be found on YouTube:

Meanwhile, every weekend I create a podcast with Paul Jacob. Here was last weekend’s:

Both are well worth your time.

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N.B. Image at top? A Gab post, January 28, 2021.

What are we supposed to make of “experts” who do not confront the most important data in front of them?

That’s a problem these days. And it has been a huge issue on the CO2 theory of “anthropogenic global warming.” One problem I’ve had with this well-funded “climate science” is that its pushers cannot explain the biggest climate change in our most-relevant geological past: the cycles of Ice Ages. So I invited Ralph Ellis, co-author of the paper “Modulation of ice ages via precession and dust-albedo feedbacks,” to explain what others do not seem able or . . . willing. Here is our conversation, in video, with a few visual aids (“as they say in the ‘ed biz’”):

It turns out that Ralph Ellis is an inveterate challenger of accepted paradigms. So after the one-hour mark, our conversation moves to ancient Egypt and a curious possibility about the true identity of the ancient Israelites. And note: this possibility has been staring us in the face all along. It occurred to me, and if you knew who The Hyksos were, it probably occurred to you. But only Ralph Ellis has taken up the clue to see where the ancient path leads.

The audio version of this podcast can be found on a variety of podcatchers and at LocoFoco.net:

LocoFoco Netcast, “Ice Age and Exodus,” Season Two, Episode Three (January 4, 2021).

Provide feedback at LocoFoco.locals.com. Thanks for stopping by.

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It has been over a month since the last episode of my podcast, so, with my latest episode, I’m starting a new “season.” It sounds better that way than to explain why there was such a long gap between episodes.

Season Two, Episode One.

Why is politics so crazy right now? Why Trump, and why have the Democrats gone loopy rather than develop their USP as the Party of Sanity?

Well, I have a theory, and I discuss it with Paul Jacob, of ThisIsCommonSense.org:

LocoFoco Netcast #23, featuring Paul Jacob.

And of course the podcast is available from Apple and Google and Spotify and Pocket Cast, as well as on SoundCloud:

LocoFoco Netcast #23, LocoFoco.net.

There have been a lot of conflicting stories in the news, online, and in rumor, about the fires that have afflicted Washington and Oregon (as well as California) this month. So I talked to someone who was in the thick of it — not burning anything down, but trying to prevent that.

Watch on YouTube, Bitchute and Brighteon:

LocoFoco Netcast #22 . . . talking to “Palmer Road Defender.”

It is also available via podcatcher and at SoundCloud:

I wrote about the fires on September 10, and speculated on the possibility of terroristic arson.

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There has been a hiatus in the publication of LocoFoco Netcast. I have two almost ready to go, and others in dev. But as America continues its rendezvous with the Crazytown Train, I have been a tad distracted.

That being said, I did put the last podcast up in video form:

But it is really just the audio version with some video filler.

Meanwhile, two of my friends featured on the LocoFoco Netcast have developed their own vlogcast/podcast projects. Here is the first of Kevin Rollins’ videos:

And here is Emile Phaneuf’s first audio podcast:

Anthony Comegna has twice appeared on LocoFoco, so I would be remiss not to link to his work at the Institute for Humane Studies. I love his podcast, Ideas in Progress; it is always worth a listen. And I found this one with an anarchist academic extremely interesting:

And don’t forget to subscribe to Stephan Kinsella’s Kinsella on Liberty podcast. Here is his mirror of the audio podcast from my effort, “My Peeps.”

The Masks Do Not Work; Lockdowns Are “Medieval”

You can stop freaking out now. Watch this video by Ivor Cummins and come to the understanding: THIS WAS ALWAYS KNOWN.

The alarmism was pushed mainly by people who did not know much epidemiology. But there were “scientists” who pushed alarm — including geniuses like Taleb — because they, well, I won’t speculate.

Not being a scientist myself, it took me a while to remember what I had once known. But the shape of those curves: that was known.

So the pandemic panic was perpetrated — pushed onto the population — by people with politics in mind: propagandists. Folks who still pretend we need to change the way civilization works because of this new variant of a virus have embraced error and propound social poison.

Give it up. Those who now understand a bit of the science must resist EVERY political-governmental “lesson” promoted by the alarmists. It is a power grab by the power mad.

No more madness, please. Reason is the answer. A “casetemic” does not a viral pandemic make. But it does make for the madness of crowds, the formation of mobs, and general memetic contagion.

Nevertheless, you can still find “studies” puled in the press purporting that SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 are grave transformative dangers. But what is actually transformative? Ignorance, error, misunderstanding, and lies.


Ivor Cummins considers something I’ve been saying for a few months now, and he considers it a reaonable hypothesis: to the minor extent masks and social distancing have an effect, they may very well be negative. Stay through to the end of the video. 

It’s a bit of a puzzler, though, since one would think masks and other mitigation efforts would alter the curves if effective, and since they did not, how can they alter summertime normal acquisition of immunity?

I’m very curious how this will play out.

But remember: there appears to be scant evidence that mitigation really “flattened the curve.” For we have the data. This doesn’t need to be argued over in white heat. Just look at the data, folks.


And by the way? Cummins calls this latter effect of summertime mitigation in the form of an increased wintertime death toll as “unintended consequences.” I’m iffy about that. I think there are indeed people in government who know this very well and have been pushing it for this reason. They want more deaths in the winter, to call a “second wave” and therefore increase your political demand for mandatory vaccinations, complete with Bill Gates’s nanotechnology to track you.

Normal Americans have lost an important political skepticism, and become bleating ruminants.

YouTube kicked off Stefan Molyneux last week. Yikes this de-platforming is bad. So it is important to start patronizing other video services.

Vimeo is, alas, no better. It also de-platforms in lockstep with the others.

But BitChute and Brighteon both work pretty well. Please go to both services and set up accounts and start watching videos. The LocoFoco Netcast is now on both, with the latest episodes being up:

We of the Bibliobibuli (LocoFoco #17)

We of the Bibliobibuli (Books in Our Private Libraries)

Dratit, but, alas, WordPress does not “embed” these videos with its Embed tool. The LocoFoco channel on BitChute is bitchute.com/locofoco/ and my channel on Brighteon is brighteon.com/channels/wirkman.

Please click on over and watch as much as you can on these platforms. Molyneux is there; so is Alex Jones; and so is Styxhexenhammer666.

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