April 17, 2023 at 8:17 am #133584Raúl Ilargi MeijerKeymaster
Auguste Renoir The umbrellas 1881-6 • West Doesn’t Believe In Kiev’s Crimea Hopes – Former Ukraine MOD Chief (RT) • Slovakia To Destroy 1,500 T
[See the full post at: Debt Rattle April 17 2023]April 17, 2023 at 9:01 am #133585V. ArnoldParticipant
Auguste Renoir The umbrellas 1881-6
Love that painting; especially the little girl with her stick and hoop.
Her face is just perfect; the expression on her face is just right, IMHO…April 17, 2023 at 9:37 am #133586
In the UK they used up so much Midazolam during the “plandemic” murdering: the elderly in care homes, those needlessly put on ventilators and those they put on ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ protocols – that they’ve now run out of it!
Pain relief shortages are worsening the suffering of dying cancer patients
” …end-of-life drugs such as the sedative and muscle relaxant midazolam, and glycopyrronium bromide, used to prevent the build-up of secretions that can lead to lung and breathing issues, were unavailable.”
TVASFApril 17, 2023 at 9:40 am #133587
Final mopping up of the gullible and brainwashed:
NHS Covid booster appointments available to millions in England
“About 5 million people eligible for jab until end of June as vaccinations get under way across 3,000 sites”
“Eligible people include those who are 75 and over, and anyone five or over who has a weakened immune system, alongside the care home programme of vaccinations that began two weeks ago.”
Weakened immune system?
What a hoot!
TVASFApril 17, 2023 at 10:46 am #133588V. ArnoldParticipant
Anyone having anything to do with any of the covid mRNA “vaccines” at this point in time, is a blithering idiot!!!!!!!April 17, 2023 at 11:39 am #133589Raúl Ilargi MeijerKeymaster
That’s a majority of the population, VA.April 17, 2023 at 12:59 pm #133590
“Italy’s Meloni Declares ‘State Of Emergency’ As Illegal Immigration Quadruples: Italy could see up to 50,000 migrants arriving a month…”
Italy can build another city of a million people, right? They won’t mind. I’m sure they have the power and gas. Besides, Africa’s empty: They’re defenseless; now I can buy it.
“Is Free Speech Killing Us? FDA Commissioner Declares “Misinformation” A Medical Risk”
Pretty sure that’s outside your mandate. What does Congress think?
Congress says that’s outside CONGRESS’S mandate. Free Speech “shall not be infringed”.
“US Appeals Court Judge Rejects ProPublica Story On Justice Clarence Thomas
Must attack all Black me, especially if they’re powerful. That’s the new Democratic Party.
“All Hell Breaks Out In Chicago As Hundreds Of Teenagers Wreak Havoc”
Burn the Casino, then buy it up at 5c on the $1. You’ve been driven out of your own home and sold at a loss. Perfect!
“Russia Behind Document Leak.” — All major media But also a 21-year-old without CIA clearance. Both! Neither! Gaaaahhhh!
Yes, the PLAN here, the GOAL, is to be a post-Truth world. #Logos is #Truth. It is the word and face of God. Therefore, like Hell, it must be expelled. Once there is no objective #Truth, then the only Reality is #Power. Reality really will be “Whatever I say it is,” because it’s impossible to come about a conclusion as to what it is anymore. That’s why AI, Deep Fakes, Fake News, no scandal, no consequences, it’s all going wonderfully.
“Most in the US and EU do not believe Ukraine is capable of fulfilling its pledge to retake control of Crimea from Russia, former a Ukrainian defense minister has acknowledged.”
Because that’s not the point. The War and #Murder is the point. Who cares about land or money when you can kill people? Killing people is the ultimate, highest good, and when they’re Slavs on both side, even better. Biden would keep the war going 1,000 years if he could. Europe already has there for almost 500 years.
“Slovakia To Destroy 1,500 Tons Of Ukrainian Grain (RT)”
Killing the people AND destroying the farmers. What’s not to like? Those are two top EU goals, Mandates, even. When the farmers are gone, we’ll buy the land at 5c and put up more condos and solar farms so the trees can’t grow back this time. That’s #Green!
“claiming he “was not aware of that” up until he eventually purchased Twitter for $44 billion last October.”
His lawsuit should go well. Is that a “material event” regarding the company and sale? That Twitter doesn’t own it, doesn’t run it, but it’s entirely run by and for Government? Pretty clever though, since none of it refects back on “lawsuit” and all the releases look like legitimate press events of real public interest, which they also are.
“China’s Century of Humiliation Is Over (Fomenko)
That is not great as when we’ve seen these words used before, in Germany or Japan for instance, it didn’t foreshadow good things. I hope it will be better this time around.
“Beijing is not seeking hegemony, as some Western commentators choose to portray…the opium wars …accelerate its own military development…”
So not hegemonic, but is expanding military (where? To what?) and supporting the Opium War against the U.S. Call me skeptical. Like other empires, it may not INTEND to do this, but once has power and opportunity, it just does. Then meet the new boss…le Meme Chose.
“It was arguably one of the smartest diplomatic moves of the 20th century.”
Exporting all U.S. manufacturing and becoming a hollow non-entity was smart? Or does that go next ‘round with Bush and Clinton?
“The legacy media serves the state, and the state serves the billionaires.”
Other way ‘round. The Media has been owned (pwned?) by billionaires for decades. (“Give me the pictures and I’ll give you the war” — Pullitzer (prize)) They’re a loss-leader, why else would you own them? The same billionaires have completed their ownership of government partially by USING the air-tight monopoly of media created by Bill Clinton. ‘Cause democrats hate corporations, which is why they never saw a monopoly they didn’t like.
“the Intercept, like the Guardian, was subject to an internal takeover that delivered it entirely into the hands of the neo-conservatives.”
For why you have to shut off the money power or you have nothing.
“We have been discussing the right of shareholders to push back”
“Right of Shareholders”. Hahahahahaha! First of all, no one’s a shareholder. They hold the shares via a Fund Manager run by Blackrock. So Blackrock gets to vote, not you. Second, if that’s an issue, they naked short 51% more shares and vote using those. We see this all over but one case was Taser where I dunno, 120% of people voted for the new board. No news, no comment. Why should it be when that’s perfectly normal for decades now? Proven with the many companies that went back private, bought all the shares, and all the shares were still trading on the NYSE at the same time. That this fraud was open caused no alarm or concern to anyone or changed behavior because they already knew it was a complete fraud. …Bu they think they’re on the inside not the outside, Hahahaha!
“Nike is unapologetic and pushed back on critics over its campaign featuring Mulvaney. It told consumers that they needed to be “kind” and “inclusive”, and STFU you hateful redneck bigots and Do What You’re Told. You’ll get nothing and like it!!!
This is so widespread as to be without comment now. Doesn’t matter what book, album, movie, clip, shoe, event, or whatever fails. It’s always the fault of those same 3,000 Racist White Supremacists and not – oh never – that their book, album, or movie sucks and everybody hates them because they have no talent, but are the most boring, uninspired, uninsightful, un-brave, corporate-sucking shills in the history of the Universe. You’d have to go back to Germany or the Soviet Union to see art this State-mandated, flat, uniform, and uninspired. Inhuman almost. So when billionaire mega-slave-running earth-killing operations like Nike fail, that’s considered bad for the little guy, and IT’S ALL YOUR FAULT.
Like what level does narcissism have to reach before people notice? I was just sitting here, your shoes cost $200, are made by child slaves in Asia and last two months, how am I the problem?
“South Korea’s Supreme Court has ordered Google to disclose any personal data it has collected on South Korean citizens”
You are kidding right? They’ll just say No. What data? Google IS the CIA you darling summer child.
“South Korea Starts Paying Single Citizens $500 Monthly (Az.)
I’M SINGLE! And Lonely! Really, really lonely! And totally isolated. Maybe double-reclused. Can I have two? See how that works? Socialism in action in two steps or less. Once everybody gets the $500, no one is special, then we have to give the special ones $1,000! But then that’s not fair and we give everyone the $1,000, on and on forever, lacking all merit. Because that wouldn’t be each according to their (made-up) need, but to each according to their merit.
“would empower the federal government to designate any nation a “foreign adversary,”
WHICH government? Yes, that’s right, this de facto act of war would NOT be decided in Congress, but with the 3rd agency head in charge of paper clips. That’s also all events, all people, all money, and all actions. Then the 3rd Minister of Paper Clips jails anyone he likes! Perfect! All legal.
“we haven’t seen any other country that has the basic… institutional infrastructure that would enable its currency to serve the world like this.”
Correct. One problem though Janet: why would it have to be one country?
“Kerry claimed that if countries phase out petroleum-based fuels, the world can purportedly limit average global warming to 1.7 degrees”
So much here. Except China and India won’t. At all. Ever. And you mean EXACTLY 1.7°? Not 1.6° or 1.9°? Yup, because we have that kind of both knowledge and power. We can take a 380 meter supertanker and stop it in heavy seas down to the centimeter! See if we can’t! If not, I’ll have the head of the Harbormaster on a pike, it’s all HIS fault!
These are the dumbest guys ever born in the history of earth. I thought we were “evolving” and “Progressing” but apparently the #Opposite.
“Kerry said the G-7 talks in northeastern Japan’s Sapporo were “really constructive” in attempting to forge a consensus”
We booked a conference room and catered 5-star meals for most of this years calendar dates somewhere, but of course with constant CO2 jet-flights in-between. Then we didn’t HAVE a consensus, we THOUGHT about maybe ATTEMPTING to have an agreement, someday. After Copenhagen where it all wasn’t signed, failed, and what they did promise was never enacted.
Nevertheless, the places which were the LEAST compliant had the highest drop in CO2 – the United States. And somehow we managed that DESPITE John Kerry flying around wasting and destroying everything. In fact, Lake Tahoe is the cleanest it’s been in decades, AFTER California has a wild desert bloom thanks to all the life-giving water. Clean lakes? Greening deserts? This must be stopped! Or It’s all due to John Kerry! He MADE the rain, the deserts, the lakes. He’s God himself in person!
“The 16th century was the coldest century of the last 9,000 years. This occurred at a time when 100 million bison roamed the Great Plains emitting methane.”
Not only that, the CO2 they had was captured the week before, in the grass. But that’s Science for you: unaware of EVERYTHING and Unable to admit it. I mean, I’m embarrassed FOR them, since they seem incapable of shame for themselves. It’s like them saying it rains because God’s crying, it’s so down to child-level. Then I tell them it’s not God crying, and they just say it again anyway.
“Deinosuchus is an extinct genus of alligatoroid crocodilian,”
If only we could increase CO2 to adequate levels unlike the near-choking ones we have now, truly great animals like the Deinosuchus could live again. Too bad we hate animals and the earth so much.
“If you want total security, go to prison. There you’re fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking… is freedom.” — Dwight D. EisenhowerApril 17, 2023 at 1:26 pm #133591
I was thinking of the different approaches. “If I told you the truth, you wouldn’t do what I want.” This was widespread in New Age thinking as well, an outgrowth of the occult and spiritualism. We sometimes link to the Archdruid who openly reports on this. Practically all the Occult schools of magic or thought Blatavsky, Crowley, Yeats, whoever, almost universally just borrow something from before – and no harm there – but then “No one will believe me if I say it” so therefore, “If I told you the truth you wouldn’t obey and give me wealth and power.” My ideas wouldn’t get out there. So they fabricate the most intricate, outrageous backstories for what might be good data, good philosophy (or not). Based entirely on a lie from the get-go.
Not that the real story of Tarot isn’t great and interesting, not that real tarot can’t or doesn’t work. But they just – because they open their mouths – just HAVE to lie. Lie and lie and say it’s made in ancient Egypt. …Because ancient Egypt was a hot-bed of mass paper-printing??? Use your head. Paper cards exist AFTER the printing press, people. Then elaborate back-stories about the Roma, who come from Egypt (they don’t), and bring it with them from Thoth himself (it wasn’t). Including fabulous word etymologies, created symbols, probably songs, stories, oral sagas for all I know.
Why? Why did everyone having to do with it going back 1,000 years feel the desperate need to lie with every breath about everything? Just naturally, like breathing?
How does that affect the thing they are trying to promote? What does that say about men in general?
Well for one thing, they’re really creative.
All because they thought, “If I were honest, this would be hard.” Oh. Wow. Okay then, great reason. No problem. “Not as many people would pick this up and try it.” Oh, well then. And why would this matter to you? Enough to create astonishing back-stories of people, lives, histories that never were?
All and always, “I can’t tell you the truth or you won’t obey me.” I just HAVE to trample your free will with my violence. I had no choice, you see.
Now it comes out – with Covid for instance – and no one’s mad. All lies told for murder and profit, but because we’re all complicit, we all understand. We would all do the same thing. Shhhhhh. Hush darling, we understand. It’s okay when you murder my child because I would have murdered yours too. We’re partners. Pals. Brothers in arms.April 17, 2023 at 1:35 pm #133592
• China’s Century Of Humiliation Is Over
• The Empire of Lies Century Of Humiliation Is Just Beginning!
Since 1972, the Empire of Lies has offically, in writing, recognized Taiwan as part of China.
China can’t “invade” a part of its own country anymore than the USA can invade Florida or Alaska
Presidementia Pedo Joe is running a “psy-op-tard” on the Sheeple with talk of China invading itself.
“We have to prevent China from taking over China!”
The smell of High Treason hangs over the Capitol like rotting carrion
Why is the criminal syndicate running DC not hanging from the lamp posts down Pennsylvania Ave?
Cause Duhmericans revel in their own willful stupidity and wear their ignorance like a Red Badge of Courage when in fact it’s just craven moral, spiritual and legal cowardice, top to bottom, Left to Right, front to back, in the Rainbow Vomit of a degenerate has-been ‘culture’ of decadence, that’s why.
“America is the Only country that went from barbarism to decadence without any civilization in between”
~ Oscar WildeApril 17, 2023 at 1:40 pm #133593
The Triumph of DeathApril 17, 2023 at 1:57 pm #133594
The same way the Main Stream Media Whores are financially propped up by the Deep Dipshit State with black budget printed fiat (WaPo, NYT, CNN etc…) Disney and other parts of the Media Industrial Mafia will have back door funding to keep churning off Woketard filth no matter how much they loose.
It about control of ‘The Narrative” with propaganda, no matter the cost.
If the shareholders get paid off/bought off by the Deep Dipshit State, that’s all that will matter, being cowards to the bone, they will keep their collective Pie Holes zipped.
The Empire of Lies has no god except Mammon, which is worshiped as the One and Only True God.
“….a handful of gimme and a mouthful of much obliged”April 17, 2023 at 2:17 pm #133595
“The same kind of psychopaths — only more emboldened now — are still running the US.
They are thinking the same way about the war in Ukraine now.
And they will use the same sick logic for a war against China.
They have no soul, no compassion, no spirituality, and no humanity. Just sociopathic obsession about conquering and ruling the world.”
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Well Bobby, the only powers left to defeat the Military Industrial Mafia are Russia and China
No internal forces in the Empire of Lies can kill them because it would kill the country
It’s a metastasized cancer that dwells in every nook and cranny, down to the bone marrow.
Try to cut it out, the patient dies.April 17, 2023 at 2:35 pm #133596Dr D RichParticipant
Condensed version of Dr. D.
COVID Hysteria translated over time into
an Incomprehensible Level of Indifference.
I’d say the malicious brainwashing that was COVID Hysteria writ large achieved/imparted something akin to frontotemporal dementia or a frontal lobotomy.
So, they found a way to do it…cut masses of people off from reality without sensory deprivation.
Christ almighty, they detached “folk” from reality in just a few dozen hours with only orange mittens, earmuffs and opaque goggles (remember the photos of detainees from Gitmo, Bagram etc)
7 stages of FTD
1. Mild cognitive impairment
2. Changes in sharpness/behavior
3. Language difficulties
4. Diminished quality of life
5. Mood swings/personality change
6. Memory deteriorates
7. Health declines, unable to live alone
So much like POWs, torture victims, targets of ritual defamation of character (gaslighting)April 17, 2023 at 2:36 pm #133597jb-hbParticipant
Musk Says Twitter Secrets ‘Blew’ His Mind (RT)
Continual coordination between Twitter and 3 letter agencies. Totally silencing some, wall to broadcasting other messages. The platform used for witchunts and kangaroo trials.
Wait, wasn’t there a CIA person in an important position?
Anheuser-Busch / In Bev
Destroyed their own brand by summing up current Leftist/Wokeist/Democrat thought in a single absurd kernel statement the normies have gotten their heads around. We hate you and want to cut off your son’s penis. Weird, not entirely the point perhaps, but it seems to have registered.
Wait, why is the CEO of Anheuser-Busch ex-CIA? (is anyone EVER really ex CIA?) How does that happen? What’s with all these CIA people scattered throughout the top of corporate america?
Disney Reportedly Lost Over $250 Million on Two Woke Movies (Turley)
That’s just a couple recent movies!
Solo: A Star Wars Story lost money. Star Wars! Lost money! A Thing That Should Not Be. But apparently Disney thought what people wanted out of Han Solo was:
–The story of his pant stripes (as if he wears the same EXACT pants all his life?)
–The story of his blaster
–Han Solo continually asking everyone what is happening
–Han solo getting beaten up by women
Like, a continually bewildered henpecked han solo with a series of petty, banal “stories of” things that aren’t his actual character? Shut up and take my money?
How hard is it to make a cool, awesome han solo movie? Ridiculously easy? There’s a gagillion books with cool stories about him. What they did with him IS the point of the movie.
Captain Marvel – in 2019, they decided the Ghostbusters 2016 marketing strategy Hasn’t Ever Really Been Tried Yet and doubled quadrupled octupled down on it while the lead actress made herself as unlikeable as possible. Her hero character beats up old women. When a man offers directions because she looks lost (and she IS ACTUALLY lost) she breaks his arm and steals his clothes and vehicle, because his words were violence and she’s a noble hero who Stands. Standing is super awesome.
Disney crowed that the movie made a BILLION dollars. This awful movie starring an actress that seemed determined to alienate any potential fans in the lead-up.
Ordinary, regular people all over the US, while going to see other movies, poked their head into supposedly sold-out theatres (you can check online to see what seats are taken already) playing Captain Marvel, panned their camera around — EMPTY THEATRES.
Disney was going to release an Indiana Jones 5 in which a virtuous woman wipes out all of Indiana Jones’s past actions and Indy himself is retroactively removed from existence, the woman grabs his hat and puts it on her own head.
Kind of like how Rey, in Star Wars, is like the Sylar character from Heroes. She wanders around – apparently innocuously, but implicitly hunting – everyone that is a Skywalker by blood or marriage. They all conveniently die while she absorbs, takes on all their attributes. By the end of the Disney trilogy, ALL Skywalkers have been liquidated and Rey PALPATINE has acquired or absorbed everything that was theirs – their spacecraft, sidekick, abilities, even abstract things like the Skywalker NAME and standing in front of two sunsets on Luke’s family moisture farm.
And of course, by involving themselves in demanding child-indoctrination politics, they lost all their special privileges in Florida not to mention acquiring a lot of ill-will, permanent damage to their brand, and hemorrhaging Disnely+ subscriptions.
Someone calls on the Stockholder’s meeting and literally tells them how they are killing the company, their business, their brand, explains that stopping that is the right thing to do. And the response is that they must carry on. They CANNOT stop.
Anheuser-Busch KNOWS what they did to themselves. Can’t bring themselves to stop. Can’t stop themselves from releasing an “apology” that clearly isn’t. Can’t, apparently, bring themselves to fire anyone. Got to keep going.
It’s starting to look like we live in a post-customer age. For whatever reason, loss of business is now IRRELEVANT. It is now IRRELEVANT if someone wants to buy your product or not. Presumably billions of dollars are somehow poured into these companies regardless of what they do. All while there’s plenty of billions to buy all the houses in the country, billions to send to Ukraine, just billions everywhere. I more than half expect to look out my window and see a blizzard of money just blowing around outside.April 17, 2023 at 2:53 pm #133599
Pesticide in Ukraine grain exports
What I want to know:
What *is* the pesticide found therein?
One little word…and no outlet writes the pesticide name?
Do none of them know what the pesticide is — they just on rehashing the same tidbits of information into articles?
Do they all know what it is, but don’t want the public to know?
Is it glyphosate?April 17, 2023 at 2:54 pm #133600
Anheuser-Busch is not an American company and hasn’t been since 2006 i believe. Why is anybody surprised they did this? Since 2015 or 2016 or so major corporations have either been trying to drum up sales by insulting a large portion of the population, or they’ve been told by those above them to do this to discredit the current way of life. Just another reason to break them all up and spread the assets around. A resurgence of small business is what we need and the death of mega TRANSnational corporations.April 17, 2023 at 2:55 pm #133602
“It’s starting to look like we live in a post-customer age”
I’ll keep stating this until you people understand, why do you need customers when you have QE and bailouts? You can’t fail, so who cares?April 17, 2023 at 3:18 pm #133603jb-hbParticipant
It’s starting to look like something more than QE and bailouts.
Gillette blew themselves up in January 2019. Permanently lost a massive amount of business. There’s people who avoid Proctor-Gamble products to this day.
No apology, not even an attempt to fix their image, come back. For all practical purposes, ZERO effort by a company to… bring its business back? For YEARS?
It SEEMS that they are communicating a strategy of becoming a monopoly, then doing whatever they want because there is nowhere else to go. waddayagonnado now?
But this has been with easily substituted products. Mass-produced disposable razors? Beer? I can’t buy a different brand, switch to electric or a straight razor? I can’t switch beer brands, make my own beer, or take this as a perfect time to make a healthy change in my life and NOT drink beer?
There was a degree of smugness over the various ruined franchises in geek culture. Star Trek, Star Wars, Doctor Who, Ghostbusters, every Comic Book, the list is exhaustive and longer than you think. WE’VE got your Star Wars and you are dying of thirst for Star Wars in a desert. You’ll just HAVE to come to us.
Like if I want an almost neverending space opera saga, I can’t watch, just for example, Space Battleship Yamato (the recent 2199 reboot was excellent), Macross, or Legend of Galactic Heroes? I can’t just watch the good Star Wars originals?
There’s some sense in which this is the behavior of a smug monopoly. But ostensibly, they are not monopolies and can be replaced, substituted. But they’ve behaved with the smug confidence OF a monopoly now for years and years now.
They’re acting like Pravda in the USSR. The paper continues to be written, printed, and distributed no matter WHAT.
Are all these ESG/DIE alliances and memberships more than simply making donations and adhering to certain behaviors to keep a high score? Have they somehow adopted communal loss-sharing? Have they already, essentially, merged all the corporations via accounting, like in Marx’s dream of Historicity?
The Louis CK bit about Bill Gates starts to look like the explanation of what is happening.
April 17, 2023 at 3:21 pm #133604
Disney’s movie losses
I worked at Disneyland for three summers just out of high school. The culture of Disney is very important — all employees received 2 full weeks of paid, 40-hr/week, orientation/training — even if their eventual job was part time. Walt Disney was very into family entertainment that was wholesome, where parents were comfortable bringing their children. I suspect that the idea of slipping sexualized messages into kids’ films would be abhorrent to him.
We can be tolerant of lifestyles that deviate from the norm without glamorizing them. Right now, the wokesters are insisting that the only way to provide “justice” for those with deviant lifestyles is to trumpet their lifestyles from every media channel. This is bizarre. These lifestyles are fringe because they are bell curve outliers. Pretending that they are in the middle of the bell curve is nonsensical and false. When children’s media constantly brings up fringe lifestyles, we confuse our children into believing that these fringes are commonplace — which they are not. I believe that children should be strongly acquainted with “the norm” and that they should see adults in their lives tolerating the fringe, and see that adults are evaluating their relationships with everyone (norm & fringe) based upon healthy interpersonal relations — not based upon some external code, such as forcing “diversity.” (I.e.: I need one gay friend, one trans friend, one black friend, one — ah, the Latin/Asian mixed ancestry friend checks off *two* boxes! etc.)April 17, 2023 at 3:25 pm #133605
Orthopedic surgeon sounds off on COVID vaccine after developing career-ending condition: I’ve been ‘abandoned’
“One orthopedic surgeon had his career ripped away from him by developing a career-ending condition just seven days after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine …. he contracted Transverse Myelitis, going from a “completely healthy 50-year-old” to a crippled, unemployed orthopedic surgeon, in a matter of a week.”
TVASFApril 17, 2023 at 3:31 pm #133606
Has it been noticed that both the left and the right are pointing to each other and accusing “censorship!”?
The left decries the right for not permitting children access to books that reference kids thinking about and/or engaging in sex or who are dealing with transgender type issues. Personally, I don’t think that the books should be banned, but they should not be in the children’s section of the library! They should be set somewhere so that the parents who want to share such ideas with their children can find them and check them out.
The right decries the left for altering classics so that they fit more readily into the Woke worldview. I agree wholeheartedly with the right on this issue. There have been myriads of human ideologies. One of the things I like best about “old books” is that they are a window into the mind of a human that didn’t live in today’s culture. It helps to broaden my mind and my perspective. The Woke see all other ideologies than their own as “backwards” and “wrongthink” and are trying to purge other ideologies from humanity.April 17, 2023 at 3:53 pm #133607
“which they are not. I believe that children should be strongly acquainted with “the norm” and that they should see adults in their lives tolerating the fringe”
Or you really are grooming the kids to confuse them that may be them. Then they won’t have children and will pay for your expensive medical products and procedures FOREVER 😉April 17, 2023 at 3:56 pm #133608NoiretteParticipant
On “China Speaks the Language of Pragmatism” (> top post)
China’s *One Belt One Road* initiative did not only seek to augment trade, or create new trade routes (e.g. land vs. sea) or whatever, but imho invested in a policy of seduction, thru investment and cooperation, that would bring some of the periphery, and specially some African states, into the Chinese orbit. With investment that could be, or was even expected to be, a loss. A forward stake: “Well we will see…”
The US uses the stick, the promotion of conflict, perpetual ‘wars’, interventions, manipulations, attacks, engineered color revolutions, murdering popular leaders (e.g. Saddam)…
The Chinese are using the carrot, and mouthing about peace, harmony, and so on.April 17, 2023 at 4:30 pm #133609John DayParticipant
@Phoenixvoice: “Chlorpyrifos” is the EU-banned pesticide found in Ukrainian grain.
For half a century, staple food crops in the United States — such as corn, wheat, apples and citrus — have been sprayed with chlorpyrifos, an organophosphate pesticide that can permanently damage the developing brains of children, causing reduced IQ, loss of working memory, and attention deficit disorders.
Now, after a decades-long legal fight and under a court-ordered deadline, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finally issued a final rule banning all food uses of chlorpyrifos.
Maybe this opens a window to making Ukrainian lands held by global agribusiness unprofitable…April 17, 2023 at 4:32 pm #133610
They seem to be getting closer to getting the Right to misbehave, but in general, they are merely lying.
They say Florida is banning books, but they’re not. “Banning” means not allowing OTHERS to read them. They are just merely not PROVIDING the books. If you, the parent, the child even, want those books, they are welcome to get them. …Just not in the School Library, paid for by the people of the district.
That is to say, the #Opposite of “banning.” Just lying.
This is quite common. They say “Banning” behavior, gay sex, cross dressing, etc. But they’re LYING. Is someone going into your house to stop you? Peering in your windows trying to find out? No. Has anyone been arrested? No. Actually, they’ve been lauded for bravery, promoted at work, and hired when unqualified. Are they being attacked by Nike, Disney, Google, Amazon? No. When’s the last time they were? 1959? Long before they were born? I for one don’t remember a time they were picked on, or no more than anyone else.
Banning? Hate? I’ll say it again. “Movement Celebrated by Hollywood, Academia, Corporations, and Government Tired of Being Marginalized” –BBee.
“Shocking Study Shows More Kids Identifying as Members of World’s Most Celebrated, Popular Group” — BBee
Meanwhile on the other side, are they searching for speech? Yes. Are they punishing speech, opinions? Yes. If you speak somewhere else, a conference, a private room, are they listening? Yes. Do they punish for the speech and opinions? Yes. Do they ban books? Yes. But not from all earth? Yes. They attempt to prevent all publishing, all distribution, and all sales. They re-write all books and prevent, say, other school districts, not their own, and other people they’ve never met, from reading even such classics as Huckleberry Finn.
And why? Why prevent the speech, opinions, and knowledge of people you’ve never met? Only religion. Zealotry. Otherwise, what interest have you in people you don’t know anything about and you’ve never met?
Well, you tell me. Banning speech is different from requiring or paying for it.April 17, 2023 at 4:37 pm #133611
The right hasn’t censored anything for ages. Its been non stop the “left” winning since the 90’s at least.April 17, 2023 at 4:40 pm #133612
@the readers here
Should children be allowed in strip clubs? If no then why should you have people in drag reading to them? Drag is just wearing your sexual preferences on your sleeve.April 17, 2023 at 4:42 pm #133613
“It’s starting to look like something more than QE and bailouts.”
No, they just enable all the other crazy going on currently. Can’t have crazy without free money and nobody believing in responsibility.April 17, 2023 at 4:44 pm #133614
“Earlier this week, Slovak authorities discovered a 1,500-ton shipment of Ukrainian grain to be contaminated with chlorpyrifos, a pesticide subject to an EU-wide ban.” (from the article above)
Chlorpyrifos is an organophosphate pesticide. It is neurotoxic and smells of rotten eggs. It blocks an enzyme called acetylcholinesterase. Here’s more.April 17, 2023 at 4:44 pm #133615
All of the bad ideas and crazy are coming from industries who rely on the government. The government has been printing money for about 20 years or so and giving that money to Higher Education, Healthcare, Homeownership, ect ect ect. The entire economy these days relies on .gov money, so if .gov says promote this or lose your funding, well most people promote it. It also explains why you see such a divide between the cities and the rural areas. .Gov has been picking the winners and losers for quite some time, you deplorable 😉April 17, 2023 at 4:58 pm #133616citizenxParticipant
16 months ago I was fired for refusing the jab. I began making videos showing the insanity of the past few years. Many have gone viral. Here’s a thread featuring some of them…
Excellent 7 min compilation of the Cult Leaders, including the Pharma, Media, Celebrity scum- Never Forget, Never Forgive
Covid Karma Superspreader Cut!
Last year I made several viral videos featuring politicians, celebrities & public figures catching Covid after pushing the narrative that the Covid vaccines stopped transmission.
Here's a compilation of all the videos together in one epic cut! pic.twitter.com/R7gXPtwwpM
— MilkBarTV (@TheMilkBarTV) April 5, 2023
Cops/ Pigs brutality on Cvd Cult push back- Australia
Should have added some of this footage and show what the cops really did. pic.twitter.com/w8TpZu3ZIC
— Smeg (@Smegmun) April 15, 2023
Sickening compilation on how far the “gay community” has strayed to insanity, Delusional mentally ill men thinking they are ‘women’ and competing against them- “we just want to get married” – to mutilating themselves and mutilating children for Rape-
— MilkBarTV (@TheMilkBarTV) March 27, 2023April 17, 2023 at 4:59 pm #133617
Phoenix- John Day beat me to it, but I see we found the same link.
When I lived in Princeton, NJ, I was invited to a show done by the Triangle Club. I dislike clowns, and cross-dressing male performers are like clowns, so I didn’t go.
So I goggled Triangle Club 1960-1983 (for it is not at all today what it was in the early 80s) and it “looks like there aren’t any great matches…” Hunh. Go figure.April 17, 2023 at 5:31 pm #133618
Thanks citizenx for the videos- the Smeg one showing the Australians banding together and advancing against the menacing cops brought happy tears to my eyes.
Learn to welcome rage that fills your heart;
And let it guide refusal and defiance.
Don’t leak it through your fists; but just be smart:
It is the mother’s milk of non-compliance.April 17, 2023 at 5:42 pm #133619
@ citizenx – great compilation of lying morons getting covid. I hope at least some of them really got injected. Thanks.April 17, 2023 at 6:01 pm #133620
‘They’ keep hinting/threatening to put spike protein in the food supply
How about grain from UkroNaziland that had 40 bio-weapons labs conducting live experiment on the Ukrainian people AND on trafficked children.
The children weren’t just for the pleasure of the Satanic Pedo Crowd, the trafficked children were also for medical experiments at the bio-weapon labs
And if someone says, “Oh, they would never be THAT EVIL”
Sure “They” would, don’t be a TardApril 17, 2023 at 6:15 pm #133621
Weather isn’t scary very often, but it is most always entertaining! [Said while listening to a full chorus of spring frogs singing as last night’s four inches of snow melt in the breezy 41 degree F sunshine.]
okay. I’ll stop now.April 17, 2023 at 6:58 pm #133622AfewknowthetruthParticipant
People tend to forget that the whole Oceania/NATOstan circus is run by the banksters and that their prime concerns are to keep their Ponzi Scheme running a little longer and to maintain the flow of fiat money towards the banksters and their agencies a little longer, whatever the costs or consequences.
The fact that all the financial systems of ‘the West’ are all phony and are derivatives of the real world, entirely supported by the conversion of fossil fuels into carbon dioxide to release stored chemical energy, is almost universally overlooked or misunderstood.
There is now no escape from The Progress Trap.
All efforts to either turn back time or escape from The Progress Trap -especially those promoted by NATOstan governments- are futile and are counter-productive.
The fact that attempts to prop up dysfunctional arrangements are both futile and counter-productive has yet to sink into the collective consciousness because the masses are subjected to a continuous onslaught of carefully constructed propaganda and the vast majority are scientifically and financially illiterate anyway.
More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.
Until we reach the point of ‘despair and utter hopelessness’ that is an important marker on the path to self-annihilation imposed on us by the banksters and their agents, officialdom will continue to make everything that matters worse because they are rewarded for doing so., i.e. contrary to what Woody Allen said, there is only one path.
Food prices on Airstrip Five -once described as the ‘a food bowl for the world’- rose at the highest rate in many decades in the last quarter, whilst at the same time average home values plummeted.
The peasants have not yet revolted, so the bankster circus, run by the criminals and clowns that constitute the government, continues.April 17, 2023 at 6:58 pm #133623
Pedo Joe is Actually Trying to Destroy the United States
Styxhexenhammer666 snarky rantApril 17, 2023 at 7:14 pm #133624AfewknowthetruthParticipant
The Empire of Lies has no god except Mammon, which is worshiped as the One and Only True God.
I agree entirely.
And it is the banksters who made is so because much of their Ponzi Scheme is predicated on people being selfish and greedy and buying crap they do not need and doing things that cause them harm.
We should note that the Oceania-NATOstan sector of the Mammon-worshipping concentration camp is now suffering collapse as a direct consequence of diminishing energy supplies, environmental degradation and unravelling of Ponzi finance and Ponzi economics.
Under such circumstances, the banksters have to have a war. Or several wars at once.
As Gerald Celente has said many times recently: “When all else fails, they take us to war.”
I believe the banksters ‘cannot afford’ peace, which is why they have been promoting war for such a long time.April 17, 2023 at 7:27 pm #133625Susmarie108Participant
Let’s not lose sight of TPTB manipilators whose operations ALWAYS transcend left/right, red/blue, city/rural. They are ‘The Ones’ whipping the rest of us into a frenzy across/on every front.
Here is one example:
To attribute the woke madness to the efforts of the left/Dems alone is incorrect. Of course this is what TBTB want you to do! Yes please, power up your hate and aim it at the targets of their choosing.
Their “playbook” is always the same. Can’t you see-track/feel-sense the extreme efforts being deployed in creating/generating, FORCING a new reality?
The left/Dems have lost control; they thought they were promoting inclusion! Haha. It was co-opted long ago – and warped into an array of woke craziness. The shove it in-your-face trans thing (Budweiser) is a red line – and the responses are telling.
The left/Dems did not reach this level of insanity organically. It was forced by the manipulations of TPTB. Most left/Dems DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT HAS HIT THEM! Since they are in a trance induced by TPTB, they have become powerless to fight it – all they can do is keep owning it.
I’m not defending the left/Dems. Am just pointing to the root cause of the chaos. This goes way beyond the usual suspects on the left or right – we can’t let the real enemy stay hidden behind them.
Kunstler’s Monday post lays all things woke on the left/Dems. In this passionate quest he’s lost sight of reality. We have been captured by the same evil, Jim. Why not pull together and get the real devil out into the fight/light?
@John Day from last week – thank you for sharing your Teacher’s wisdom, gleaned from daily living and Victor Frankl’s life. “A Man’s Search for Meaning” is the Way.
LOVE to All Seekers.
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