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THE STATE OF THE DISUNION XII
THE STATE OF THE DISUNION XI
"Experts say" whatever they get paid to say.
— Tony Heller (@Tony__Heller) October 31, 2021
THE STATE OF THE DISUNION X
Just this afternoon I spoke to my local city council member here in Jersey City, who’s up for re-election next week, and she claimed to me that the primary reason for requiring children as young as two to wear facemasks when playing outside at recess — something I continue to see around town disturbingly often — is “psychological.” Or in other words, children that age need to be taught that wearing a mask for hours on end, each and every school day, is the “right” thing to do. It was a candid admission in a sense, to acknowledge that children’s health is not really the thing guiding this policy calculation — a recurrent pattern in COVID governance.
— Michael Tracey
THE STATE OF THE DISUNION IX
— Dan Scavino (@DanScavino) October 31, 2021*
— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) October 31, 2021*
Former President Trump doing the chop at the World Series pic.twitter.com/zUkj9bMjxu
— Zach Klein (@ZachKleinWSB) October 31, 2021*
A few months ago, Rob Manfred cowered to the woke mob by moving the all star game out of Atlanta
Tonight, President Trump did the tomahawk chop at the World Series in Atlanta
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) October 31, 2021
THE STATE OF THE DISUNION VIII
(Haven't America and the National Felons League been good to Colin? He is such an ingrate.)
Colin Kaepernick compares the NFL combine, which allows all players of all races a voluntary chance to become multi-millionaires, to slavery. Anyone still defending this imbecile lacks a functional brain. pic.twitter.com/rMaKi7c6xh
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) October 30, 2021
THE STATE OF THE DISUNION VII
“Let’s Go, Brandon!”
FBI Special Agent-turned-CNN Political Analyst Asha Rangappa — gosh that resume sounds unsurprising, doesn’t it? — tweeted this yesterday night:
As an experiment, I’d love for an @SouthwestAir pilot to say “Long live ISIS” before taking off. My guess is that 1) the plane would be immediately grounded; 2) the pilot fired; and 3) a statement issued by the airline within a matter of hours
— Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) October 31, 2021
Put on your irony helmet, this is going to be a long ride. Rangappa was referencing a story involving a Southwest Air pilot who became a headline news story by saying, “Let’s Go, Brandon!” during a flight from Houston to Albuquerque. Sitting on that flight, incredibly, was an AP reporter named Colleen Long who was writing a piece entitled, “How ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ became code for insulting Joe Biden.”
How did it happen? On October 2nd, at a NASCAR race at the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama, a crowd broke into a chant of “Fuck Joe Biden!” after 28-year-old Brandon Brown won a race. NBC reporter Kelli Stavast was interviewing Brown during the chants, and quickly spoke over them, saying, “You can hear the chants from the crowd. Let’s go Brandon!”
The phrase has since become a war cry for people all over the country, being at once a burn on Biden, the anxious, airbrushing press, and the corporate conglomerates who are taking pre-emptive action to try to prevent such outbursts from ever again darkening America’s door (“NASCAR and NBC have since taken steps to limit ‘ambient crowd noise’ during interviews,” as the AP put it).
Now WFBI agent Rangappa has essentially declared “Let’s Go, Brandon!” the equivalent of an ISIS war cry. Supportive hand-wringing from press/natsec colleagues (is there a difference?) was instantaneous. “Donald Trump tried to overthrow American democracy and at least one Southwest Airlines pilot thinks that’s just fine,” cried HuffPo’s S.V. Date. “Come fly the extremist skies,” chimed in official #Resistance mascot Aaron Rupar. Then there was Rangappa’s fellow spook-to-CNN pipeliner, former Homeland Security official Juliette Kayyem:
If @SouthwestAir doesn’t do anything, every passenger on that flight has standing to file a complaint with the @FAANews and they should do so. Southwest will then be compelled to investigate or defend him. Have fun with that. No messing around in the air. Bright line rule. https://t.co/L7VlZWJ0SU
— Juliette Kayyem (@juliettekayyem) October 30, 2021
Is it really possible that these people don’t get they’re being trolled? Part of the joke of “Let’s Go Brandon,” of course, is that you couldn’t go five minutes during the last administration without hearing someone in pearls or a bowtie screaming “Fuck Trump!” I don’t remember Rangappa pumping out “Osama de Niro” tweets after this celebrated Tony Awards appearance.
The bigger part of the “Let’s Go Brandon!” gag is that such outbursts during the Trump years were not only not condemned, they were celebrated, as pundits and reporters for the first time told us directly profane insults of presidents were okay. “Robert de Niro’s Comments at the Tony Awards Go Viral,” was CNN’s bemused take, in a story quoting artist Ferrari Shepard saying, “Robert de Niro is my favorite rapper.” (read more)
THE STATE OF THE DISUNION VI
12,000 Air Force Personnel, Including Elite Pilots, Have Rejected Vax Order As Tuesday Deadline LoomsSee also: Mandate Meltdown: 26 NYC Firestations Shuttered, LA Sheriff Warns Of 'Mass Exodus', Tucson Water District Faces 'Staff Shortage'
The deadline is looming for US Air Force personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and many thousands are still refusing, according to the latest reports. For many at this point, it's also too late to receive both jabs by the next Tuesday, Nov. 2 deadline. Other branches like the Navy have deadlines coming later in November, but the Air Force will be the first test case as it set the earliest deadline.
is now at the end of the week reporting
12,000 Air Force personnel are still declining the
vaccine, causing alarm within the top chain of
command who are worried it will impact force
readiness, particularly as some forces in key
positions face discharge over their vax
refusal. "The fact that it’s a choice leading
to potential loss to readiness is striking," a military policy
analyst with the Center for a New American
Security Katherine L. Kuzminski, told the Post.
Short of full discharge, those refusing the mandate could be charged under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), based on prior Defense Department statements. Currently some class action lawsuits are said to be underway among troops - including reservists - who argue the mandate violations their individual medical freedom and Constitutional rights.
When it comes to the Air Force especially, there's a risk of losing pilots and technicians - people in elite and highly skilled positions - who have undergone years of prior training at a government and taxpayer cost of millions of dollars. The Hill summarizes the dilemma facing military top brass as follows:
If military leaders back down, it could set a precedent allowing personnel to more readily push back against future mandates - for example if a booster shot is ordered - something the [illegitimate] Biden administration has signaled it may be prepared to do.(read more)
THE STATE OF THE DISUNION V
Democrats, Deviants, Progressives and Perverts
DO NOT WANT PARENTAL OBJECTIONS
to their depraved agenda of indoctrination.
THE STATE OF THE DISUNION IV
(Centers for Disinformation and Contradictions)
The CDC hits a new low2021-10-31 c
(I didn’t think it was possible either.)
But Friday the Centers for Disease Control, America’s not-at-all-politicized public health agency, released a new study purporting to show that vaccination protects against Covid infection better than natural immunity. Of course, a wave of stories about the benefits of mRNA vaccination followed.
To do this, the CDC used some magic statistical analysis to turn inside raw data that actually showed almost four times as many fully vaccinated people being hospitalized with Covid as those with natural immunity - and FIFTEEN TIMES as many over the summer.
I kid you not.
Further, the study runs contrary to a much larger paper from Israeli researchers in August.
As my two-year-old likes to say, How dey do dat?
Well, the Israeli study drew on a meaningful dataset in a meaningful way to reach meaningful conclusions. It counted infections (and hospitalizations) in a large group of previously infected people against an equally large and balanced group of vaccinated people, then made moderate adjustments for clearly defined risk factors.
It found that vaccinated people were 13 times as likely to be infected - and 7 times as likely to be hospitalized - as unvaccinated people with natural immunity.
In contrast - how do I put this politely? - the CDC study is meaningless gibberish that would never have been published if the agency did not face huge political pressure to get people vaccinated.
Let’s take a look.
The study had a bizarre design.
The agency’s researchers looked at 200,000 people who had been hospitalized with “Covid-like” illnesses from January through August in nine states. Right away, this choice sets up the study in a problematic way; for most of that time, people who had received Covid vaccines believed (because the CDC and others told them) that they were at VERY low risk of getting Covid, and certainly symptomatic Covid. Thus they may have been less likely to go to the hospital at all, or be tested for Covid once they arrived.
But put that aside.
Then the researchers decided to compare two groups - people who had definitely had Covid at least 90 days before and received another Covid test around the time of their hospitalization and people who had been fully vaccinated at least 90 days (but no more than 180 days) before and received a Covid test around the time of their hospitalization.
This choice is also bizarre. Those of you who have been paying attention will know that this date range is designed to make the vaccines look as good as possible by testing in the happy vaccine valley, the short period when mRNA vaccines are at maximum effectiveness (in fact, they are probably starting to lose it by the sixth month).
But more importantly, this criteria excluded the VAST majority of the people hospitalized with Covid-like illnesses or tested for Covid.
Only about 1,000 people out of the 200,000 people hospitalized for Covid-like illnesses over the eight months had a previous documented Covid infection. (Given the fact that at least 20 percent of Americans, and probably more like 40 percent, had had Covid by the spring of 2021, this is a strikingly small percentage - and certainly doesn’t suggest long Covid is much of a threat.)
And only 89 of those 1,020 people with natural immunity tested positive. In contrast, 324 out of the 6,328 vaccinated people who met the study’s criteria tested positive.
But isn’t 324 more than 89?
It sure is. And the CDC didn’t have - or didn’t publish - figures on how many people were actually in the two groups - those with natural immunity and those infected. Instead it compared the PERCENTAGE OF POSITIVE TESTS in the two groups.
But why would the percentage of positive tests matter, when we don’t know how many people were actually at risk?
But, amazingly, the statistical manipulation then got even worse.
The natural immunity group had an 8.7 percent positive test rate. The fully vaccinated group had a 5.1 percent positive test rate. So the natural immunity group was about 1.7 times as likely to test positive. (1.7 * 5.1 = about 8.7.)
With such a small number of people in the natural immunity group, that raw “rate ratio” may well have failed to reach statistical significance. (We don’t know, because the CDC didn’t provide an unadjusted odds ratio with 95% boundaries - something I have never seen before in any paper.)
Instead, the CDC provided only a risk ratio that it had adjusted with a variety of factors, including “facility characteristics [and] sociodemographic characteristics.”
And finally, the CDC’s researchers got a number that they could publish - hospitalized people who had previously been infected were five times as likely to have a positive Covid test as people who were fully vaccinated. Never mind that there were actually four times as many people in the second group.
By the way, buried at the bottom of report is some actual data. And it’s bad.
The CDC divided the
hospitalizations into pre- and post-Delta - January
through June and June through August.
Interestingly, the number of hospitalized people with natural immunity actually fell sharply over the summer, as Delta took off. About 14 people per month were hospitalized in the winter and spring, compared to six per month from June through August. (Remember, this is a large sample, with hospitals in nine states.)
But the number of VACCINATED people being hospitalized soared - from about three a month during the spring to more than 100 a month during the Delta period. These vaccinated people still were less than 180 days from their second dose, so they should have been at or near maximum immunity - suggesting that Delta, and not the time effect, played an important role in the loss of protection the vaccine offered.
Now that’s a finding worth pursuing.
Don’t worry, the
CDC will get right on it. (read
THE STATE OF THE DISUNION III
Clueless (and Creepy) Ukrainian Con Man
endorses Tucker Carlson's Patriot Purge
He is an anarchist; an arsonist of American democracy. How is this different than yelling fire in a crowded theater? Carlson is attempting to incite a riotous mob. He should be censured. I’d like to hear the arguments for/against this being protected speech. https://t.co/xHTaxXo2p2
— Alexander S. Vindman (@AVindman) October 28, 2021
THE STATE OF THE DISUNION II
Tiki-Torching a Leftist Campaign
Lincoln Project operatives should wear blackface next time.
You're probably gonna want to try to kill this stunt.
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) October 29, 2021*
How much did you pay these dudes?
— Christopher F. Rufo (@realchrisrufo) October 29, 2021*
BREAKING: Financial director for Young VA Dems has gone private after being exposed for posing as a white supremacist pic.twitter.com/fbCbafIiZf
— Jewish Deplorable (@TrumpJew2) October 29, 2021*
It’s been clear now for hours that these are Democratic operatives, yet this McAuliffe staffer still has this tweet up. https://t.co/FdVqG33lJT
— Giancarlo Sopo (@GiancarloSopo) October 29, 2021*
— Alec Sears (@alec_sears) October 29, 2021
THE STATE OF THE DISUNION I
The extent to which corporate media rigs elections for Democrats has been rigorously documented since at least Tim Groseclose’s 2012 book, “Left Turn.” In that book, the political scientist concluded through data-driven analysis that media bias on average shifts the electorate 20 points to the left on a 100-point political worldview scale. Without media bias, he argued, the average American state would be as Republican-leaning as Texas or Kentucky, and those two states would be even more conservative.
Media bias was highly visible even before Rush Limbaugh made it a regular feature of his top-rated radio show that became nationally syndicated in 1988. As the Trump era dawned, however, media coverage moved from biased to outright propaganda.
Corporate media went from picking left-friendly frames and omitting facts that reinforced right-leaning views about public affairs, as Groseclose documented in 2012, to outright mass hoaxing of voters by 2016. While hyperventilating about the minority of Americans who believe conspiracy theories like QAnon, leftist media not only inflamed but also outright fabricated conspiracy theories that the majority of Democrat voters believe.
For example, in 2020, a majority of Americans — including 81 percent of self-described “liberals” — believed the lie that Donald Trump committed treason for Russia. That claim was disproven by a two-year, Democrat-populated special counsel investigation that spent $32 million to find no evidence for this hoax, which effectively hamstrung a president from pursuing what voters put him in office to accomplish.
This corporate media smear machine was only one of the numerous unfair advantages Democrats exploited in the 2020 elections. My colleague, Mollie Hemingway, just put out a new, bestselling book that also documents things like big tech hiding election-shifting news from voters and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg embedding Democrat get-out-the-vote operations inside local election offices — which are supposed to be nonpartisan! What’s more, all these cheats affixed into our nation’s election machinery haven’t been scrubbed away, not by a long shot.
While I work with Mollie and am highly aware of media corruption since it’s our bread and butter here at The Federalist, she still had many surprises for me inside “Rigged: How the Media, Big Tech, and the Democrats Seized Our Elections.” Here I’ll share a few things she reports in the book that made me gasp out loud. (source)2021-10-30 i
THOU SHALT NOT RELY ON THE POST OFFICE FOR BALLOT FRAUD HELP
(This means the Republican candidate might have a FAIR chance to win.)
Va. Dems file lawsuit against U.S. Postal Service over delivery delay of absentee ballots
The Democratic Party of Virginia has filed a lawsuit alleging that local branches of the U.S. Postal Service failed to process and deliver election-related material ahead of the gubernatorial election between Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin.
The lawsuit, filed Friday, contends that more than 300,000 Virginians are likely to attempt to cast their ballots by mail this cycle, but USPS did not deliver the requested ballots promptly and therefore is threatening to disenfranchise thousands of Virginia voters.
“Thousands of absentee ballots currently sit at postal facilities throughout the Commonwealth, unprocessed for weeks on end,” the lawsuit states.
The suit was filed on behalf of the state party by the [notorious] Elias Law Group, a firm headed by longtime Democratic elections attorney Marc Elias, who was involved in 32 cases against 19 states over their election laws when he represented Democratic candidates during the 2020 presidential cycle.
Most of those legal fights pertained to voting by mail.
The current legal action focuses on three counties in Virginia — Albemarle, Portsmouth and James City — where Democrats say the delay is “significant” and particularly “egregious.”
In those counties, the suit claims that “thousands of ballots delivered to postal facilities weeks ago are still outstanding and, weeks later have not yet even been scanned into USPS’s system.”
“Even if these voters eventually do receive their ballots before Election Day, the slowdowns promise that they will not have sufficient time to send them back with assurance that they will arrive in time to be counted,” the lawsuit states.
According to the suit, even if a ballot arrives on time to the appropriate election official, it is still a problem. Democrats argue that if an official cites any issues with the ballot that requires remediation before it is counted, the voter will not have time to correct the problem.
The USPS[, long burdened with affirmative action hires,] defended its delivery protocols and processing of election-related materials.
THOU SHALT NOT DO THIS UNLESS YOU ARE A LUNATIC LESBIAN
Florida School Board Member Chaperones Little Children on Gay Bar Field Trip
A school board member in Florida is under fire for chaperoning children on a gay bar field trip.
The teachers felt this was a necessary experience for the kids who look around 9-10 years old.
School board member Sarah Leonardi said it was an honor on her social media accounts.
I was SO honored to be invited to chaperone @WiltonManorsES’s field trip to the incredible Rosie’s! The students and I had a fun walk over and learned a lot about our community! A huge thank you to @RosiesBnG for hosting this special field trip every year! pic.twitter.com/A3rpMbyUJP
— School Board Member Sarah Leonardi (@bcpsleonardi) October 27, 2021*
— BCPS CanDoBetter (@BCPSCanDoBetter) October 28, 2021*
Such a great environment for elementary kids 😒 pic.twitter.com/fr0NunjebZ
— Echo Paige (@ariepaige1979) October 28, 2021*
School board member in Florida, Sarah Leonardi, posted on Facebook celebrating taking elementary school kids to a gay bar for a field trip today, where the menu consists mostly of items named using sexual puns. pic.twitter.com/CHeg5rZAl0
— MistressoftheDark (@lentine_jessica) October 28, 2021
See also: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/elementary-school-students-taken-to-gay-bar-on-field-trip
THOU SHALT NOT DO THIS WITHOUT LIVE STREAM VIDEOS
Man dies after driving over Grand Canyon’s western rim in apparent suicide
A man died after driving his car over the Grand Canyon’s western rim on Wednesday in an apparent suicide, authorities said.
The unidentified driver was the only person inside the vehicle when it rolled into the canyon, according to Lea Cooper, director of marketing for Grand Canyon Resort Corporation.
Cooper said the incident “appeared to be intentional.”
Grand Canyon West is home to the Hualapai Tribe and the Grand Canyon Skywalk, a horseshoe-shaped glass walkway at Eagle Point near the Colorado River.
“We are devastated by this tragedy,” said Ruby Steele, interim CEO of the Grand Canyon Resort Corporation and a tribal member.
Hualapai people consider the canyon a place of sacred beauty and healing,” said Steele. (read more)
THOU SHALT NOT LOOK DOWN ON A TACO BELL RECEPTION
"¡Ay Chihuahua! Yo quiero Taco Bel."
California couple celebrates wedding at world’s most ‘beautiful’ Taco Bell2021-10-30 e
It was love at first chalupa.
A California couple celebrated their wedding reception this week at the world’s most “beautiful” Taco Bell, in Pacifica, SFGate.com reports.
“I saw on TikTok
that the Las Vegas Taco Bell Cantina does weddings.
How cool would that be?” bride Analicia Garcia, who
married her high school sweetheart Kyle Howser, told
The spot is hailed for its for its seaside beauty, majestic views and walk-up ordering window for surfers.
Taco Bell puts the
location at No. 1 on a list of “12 Beautiful Taco
Bells You Never Knew Existed,” edging out its
rock-and-roll themed eatery with purple ambient
lighting in Sheffield, England. (read
THOU SHALT NOT DELIVER LIVE AMAZONS
“He was just showing her his package.”
Amazon driver fired after scantily clad woman caught slipping out backdoor2021-10-30 d
This just might’ve brought new meaning to “sex drive.”
A Florida Amazon driver has been sacked after a scantily clad woman was filmed clambering out of the backdoor of his delivery vehicle — sparking speculations as to what transpired within.
A now-viral video documenting the potentially scandalous incident amassed 11.3 million views on TikTok since it was posted last weekend.
The 11-second footage, originally uploaded on October 24 by content creator @patrickhook01, shows an Amazon courier opening the backdoor of his van, whereupon a blond woman in a black minidress hops out.
The clip concludes with the gal pulling a phone out of her skimpy garment as she walks down the street.
Less than a week later, the driver has reportedly been canned for the backdoor scandal.
“This does not reflect the high standards we have for our Delivery Service Partners and their drivers,” a rep for the company told TMZ. “Allowing unauthorized passengers to enter delivery vehicles is a violation of Amazon policy, and the driver is no longer delivering packages to Amazon customers.”
The Post has
reached out to Amazon reps for comment. (read
THOU SHALT NOT ALLOW A DOCUMENTARY REFUTING THE "INSURRECTION" NARRATIVE
(Was January 6 also a Jewish caper? Why is the ADL opposed to the documentary?)
THOU SHALT NOT ALLOW SADISTIC PRIMITIVES TO CLIP A GIRL'S CLITORIS
A new case of female genital mutilation discovered almost every hour in UK
An analysis of Britain's National Health Service (NHS) statistics has found that a case of female genital mutilation (FGM) is either treated or discovered every hour in Britain.
Though the practice of FGM, which is performed mainly in African and Middle Eastern nations, has been illegal in the UK since 1985, the problem was assessed by medics in the UK every 61 minutes between April 2015 and May 2016.
During this period, there were 8 656 occasions when women or girls attended hospitals or doctors’ surgeries and female circumcision was reported as being the cause of the intervention.
The figures show that, on average, new cases of FGM are discovered every 92 minutes. But to date there have been no convictions. The first prosecutions took place in 2015 against a doctor for performing FGM and another man for aiding and abetting; both were found not guilty.
The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women expressed concern in July 2013 that there had been no FGM-related convictions in the UK. The committee asked the government to “ensure the full implementation of its legislation on FGM.
Despite the UN-sponsored international day of zero tolerance to FGM last year, the UN’s human rights chief, Zeid bin Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein, has not yet commented on the [barbaric,] predominantly Muslim practice.
The Jordanian prince has, instead, spoken out about US gun laws, claiming that laws respecting Americans’ right to bear arms “lack rational justification”. (read more)
THOU SHALT NOT ALLOW ASIATIC HORDES TO INVADE CHRISTIAN NATIONS
Poland changes law to expel illegal migrants on the spot
In Poland, a change in the law on asylum has come into force, according to which migrants entering the country illegally can more easily be expelled. The background to this is a sharp increase in the number of illegal entries via Belarus.
According to the change in the law published in the official gazette on Tuesday, the border guard commander can expel the person concerned from the country immediately after logging an unauthorized border crossing. In addition, the commander can prohibit re-entry into Poland and the Schengen area for a period of six months to three years, according to RT.
In future, the Immigration Office may reject any application for international protection if the applicant was caught immediately after crossing the border illegally. The office only has to consider the asylum application of a foreigner in the case that he “came directly from a national territory in which his life or freedom was threatened with persecution” and can credibly present the reasons for his illegal border crossing.
According to EU law, those seeking protection must file their asylum application in the EU country they enter first, but this arrangement, called the Dublin Regulation, is no longer enforced. Most illegals do not stay in Poland, but move on to Germany.
THOU SHALT NOT BE HONEST ABOUT MORONIC NILOTICS
(Moron - A mentally deficient person with an intelligence quotient ranging from 50 to 75. )
Swedish politician convicted for citing [United Nations] facts about South Sudanese IQ
Sweden Democratic regional politician Bertil Malmberg was convicted on October 7 in Nyköping District Court for incitement against ethnic groups. Malmberg said at a meeting of the council that South Sudanese have a low average IQ, citing UN figures.
It was at the end of April that Bertil Malmberg at a meeting of Sörmland’s regional council pointed out the research about the average level of intelligence of South Sudanese after the Swedish Migration Agency, in its lack of wisdom, placed a number of South Sudanese quota refugees in Sörmland. This population is among the nations who have the lowest intelligence in the world, which is well documented, according to Malmberg.
Bertil Malmberg was reported to the police by the RFSU-linked Social Democrat Christine Gilljam, who had commented: “The statement expresses racial biological thinking based on the premise that humanity can be divided into different races, where some are more valuable than others.”
When Swedish weekly Nya Tider interviewed Bertil Malmberg in connection with the verdict, he said that he only tried to explain how difficult it has been for these people to integrate in Sweden, and that it would therefore be wiser to help them in their own country.
“There are lots of those who are now brought here as quota refugees, and I do not think that is good. Not only for society but also for the poor people of South Sudan. I have the greatest sympathy for them, they have for decades been employed by the northern part of Sudan which they broke away from in 2011. They have one of the world’s lowest levels of education and widespread illiteracy, the majority have worked as farmers and herders for generations. Placing them in northern Europe is not very wise as I see it,” Malmberg explained.
Malmberg was found guilty on October 7 and he was sentenced to a 40-day suspended sentence and a total fine of 24 000 kronor, for his statement. When Nya Tider interviewed Bertil Malmberg after the verdict, he said: “My lawyer and I agree that we will appeal.”
Malmberg said that he was interrupted and was not allowed to finish his testimony during the trial. “I had intended to refer to the HDI [development index] from the UN and make it clear that it was about these people becoming impossible to integrate into the labor market, but I never got that far.”
The verdict stated that Malmberg wanted to portray the designated ethnic group to “be less valuable than other ethnic groups”. But he pointed out that he had “not spoken at all about any human value – I talked about employability”.
Studies published in peer-reviewed journals (Snyderman and Rothman, American Psychologist, 1987, 1988; Rindermann, Becker and Coyle, Frontiers in Psychology, 2016), showed that intelligence researchers consider genetic differences to be the main cause of differences between different nations’ average IQs, followed by education and health. (read more)
FEDERAL BUREAU OF PROCREATION and/or IMMIGRATION
FEDERAL BUREAU OF DESTABILIZATION & STARVATION
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVASION
GOP Seek Answers to Reports of $450,000 Compensation for Illegal ImmigrantsEditor's Note: What is this insanity? Children of law breakers are always separated from parents who go to jail. How is this different?
Nearly four dozen GOP congress members sent a letter to the Biden Administration’s various agency heads on Friday, demanding answers to a report that they are considering paying illegal immigrants who crossed the U.S. border illegally in 2018, $450,000 in compensation each.
Rep. Greg Murphy (R-N.C.) led 43 colleagues to seek answers from to U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, and Department of Justice’s Attorney General Merrick Garland about a recent report from the Wall Street Journal about the compensation plan.
The WSJ report said that the Biden administration is in talks with groups like The American Civil Liberties Union which is representing illegal immigrants who filed one of the lawsuits. The reports said there are currently 940 [spurious] claims filed by illegal immigrants and the total payout to families could be $1 billion.
Murphy said he could not believe the reports about the [illegitimate] Biden administration that they would even consider compensating those that broke U.S. laws to enter the country.
“We are a nation of laws, and our laws must be enforced. Promising tens of thousands of dollars to those who unlawfully entered the United States would not only reward criminal behavior, but it would surely send a message to the world that our borders are open, and or rule of law will not be enforced,” the House GOP letter states.
“If your Administration decides to give out financial compensation to thousands of illegal immigrants in the amount of roughly one-half of a million dollars, you will unilaterally incentivize migrants from more than 150 nations across the world to surge our border,” the letter continues.
The lawsuit filed on behalf of the illegal immigrants says the children who were separated from their parents at the border in 2018 faced some sort of “lasting psychological trauma.”
“The suffering and trauma inflicted on these little children and parents are horrific,” said [the Jew] Lee Gelernt, the ACLU’s lead lawyer in the family separation lawsuit, Ms. L v. ICE, which was filed in 2019. In a 2021 statement, he says that not only should families be reunited but compensated for their suffering.
“The incoming administration must reunite the separated families in the United States, but we cannot stop there. These families deserve citizenship, resources, care, and a commitment that family separation will never happen again,” said the lead [Jewish] lawyer for the illegal immigrants.
The lawmakers say the compensation for illegal immigrants as compared to the average income in the United States, which is 68,000, is unacceptable.
compare it to the maximum payout from a SGLI life
insurance policy for military members, which is
$400,000. The idea that we would give illegal
foreigners who broke the law a check that exceeds
the amount that our government supplies to our
valiant and heroic Gold Star Families is shameful,
reprehensible, and morally indignant.” (read
See also: We Call This Treason: Biden Administration Plans to Pay Illegal Aliens Half a Million Dollars for Being Denied the Right to Infiltrate Our Nation During the Trump Administration
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INCOMPETANCE
(Are thousands of small coffins ready?)
FDA Authorizes Pfizer COVID-19 for Emergency Use in Children Aged 5 to 112021-10-29 a
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday issued an emergency authorization to use Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in children aged 5 through 11, coming days after an advisory panel recommended it.
But before the shots can be distributed across the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) must first sign off on the move.
“As a mother and a physician, I know that parents, caregivers, school staff, and children have been waiting for today’s authorization. Vaccinating younger children against COVID-19 will bring us closer to returning to a sense of normalcy,” acting FDA Commissioner Dr. Janet Woodcock said in a statement Friday.
The FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee voted overwhelmingly to back a smaller dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA vaccine for younger children. Children aged 12 and older have been eligible to get the vaccine for months.
In a news release, the FDA said that immune responses in younger children were similar to individuals aged 16 to 25. Based on an ongoing study from the agency, the FDA said that the vaccine was 90.7 percent effective in preventing COVID-19 in kids aged 5 to 11.
About 3,100 children in that age group have not displayed serious side effects in the ongoing study, the agency continued.
“The FDA has determined this Pfizer vaccine has met the criteria for emergency use authorization,” it said. “Based on the totality of scientific evidence available, the known and potential benefits of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in individuals down to 5 years of age outweigh the known and potential risks.”
A news release issued by the FDA said that the agency’s and CDC’s surveillance systems identified higher risks of myocarditis—inflammation of the heart muscle—and pericarditis—inflammation of the tissue surrounding the heart—after males aged 12 to 17 got the Pfizer vaccine.
Based on its own [biased] modeling to ascertain the risk-benefit ratio for children aged 5 to 11, the FDA “predicts that overall, the benefits of the vaccine would outweigh its risks in children 5 through 11 years of age.”
Other than heart inflammation, other side effects include headache, fatigue, fever, chills, swollen lymph nodes, loss of appetite, nausea, and a sore arm, the health agency said.
“More children reported side effects after the second dose than after the first dose,” according to the release. “Side effects were generally mild to moderate in severity and occurred within two days after vaccination, and most went away within one to two days.”
The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices will meet next week to discuss the vaccine. Depending on the outcome of the panel’s meeting, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky would then have the final say on when the vaccine can be used for younger children, and also in what circumstances.
Dr. Michael Kurilla, an expert on infectious diseases and pathology who directs a division inside the National Institutes of Health, was the only official on the FDA advisory panel who didn’t support the recommendation earlier this week.
“Because the Pfizer vaccine offers protection against serious disease even after antibody titers have waned, there is some other basis for immunity, but at the lower dose in children, there is no expectation that those same immune processes will behave similarly to the higher adult dose,” he told The Epoch Times.
It came just days after Harvard University professor of medicine Martin Kulldorff told EpochTV’s “American Thought Leaders” program that he believes children should not get the COVID-19 vaccine [spike protein mRNA gene therapy clot shot].
“I don’t think children should be vaccinated for COVID. I’m a huge fan of vaccinating children for measles, for mumps, for polio, for rotavirus, and many other diseases, that’s critical. But COVID is not a huge threat to children,” said Kulldorff, who has often criticized the federal government’s vaccine mandates on social media.
In the interview earlier this week, Kulldorf pointed to data showing that children have a very low chance of hospitalization, death, or long-term effects from COVID-19.
Children, he added, “can be infected, just like they can get the common cold, but they’re not a big threat. They don’t die from this, except in very rare circumstances. So if you want to talk about protecting children or keeping children safe, I think we can talk about traffic accidents, for example, which they are really at some risk.”
When the vaccines are rolled out for younger children, there is sure to be parental resistance nationwide.
Earlier this week, a poll carried out by the Kaiser Family Foundation discovered that 30 percent of parents said they “will definitely not get the vaccine” for their 5- to 11-year-old. Five percent said they would have their kids get the vaccine only if it was required to attend school, it found.
About 27 percent said they definitely would have their child receive the shot, Kaiser said. Another 33 percent of parents said they would wait and see.
main concerns when it comes to vaccinating their
younger children ages 5-11 have to do with
potential unknown long-term effects and serious
side effects of the vaccine, including two-thirds
who are concerned the vaccine may affect their
child’s future fertility,” the pollsters wrote. (read
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INCINERATION
What the Federal Security Service (FSB) is to the internal security of the Russian state; so too is the FBI in performing the same function for the U.S. federal government.
The FBI is a U.S. version of the Russian “State Police”; and the FBI is deployed -almost exclusively- to attack domestic enemies of those who control government; while they protect the interests of the U.S. [deep state/intelligence] Fourth Branch of Government. That is the clear and accurate domestic prism to contextualize their perceived mission: “domestic violent extremists pose the greatest threat” to their objective.
Put another way, “We The People”, who fight against government abuse and usurpation, are the FBI’s actual and literal enemy.
Let me be very clear with another brutally obvious example. Antifa could not exist as an organization; capable to organize and carry out violent attacks against their targets; without the full support of the FBI. If the FBI wanted to arrest members of Antifa, who are actually conducting violence, they could do it easily – with little effort.
It is the absence of any action by the FBI toward Antifa, that tells us the FBI is enabling that violent extremist behavior to continue. Once you accept that transparent point of truth; then, you realize the FBI definition of domestic violent extremism is something else entirely.
The FBI is not a law enforcement or investigative division of the U.S. Department of Justice. The FBI is a political weapon of a larger institution that is now focused almost entirely toward supporting a radical communist agenda to destroy civil society in the United States.
Anyone who continues to push the fraudulent “honorable FBI rank and file talking point”, is, at this point in history, willfully and purposefully operating to deceive the American people on behalf of government interests who are intent on destroying us. It is not a difference of opinion any longer. It is a matter of just accepting what is staring us directly in the face. (source)2021-10-28 h
A POX ON BOTH YOUR HOUSES VIII
I fear the United States is increasingly sick in what for lack of a better word might be called its soul. And I fear that our extraordinary efforts to medicalize the pain - real and psychic - of everyday life has played a crucial role in our decline.2021-10-28 g
Pain is part of life. Illness is part of life. Death itself is part of life.
Of course, we should do our best to challenge and defeat our maladies - to live long and prosper, as a wise Vulcan liked to say. But to pretend that we can live without pain or illness or death is to delude ourselves, and the delusion has come at an extraordinary price.
Medicalizing chronic pain and trying to treat it with opioids has caused the United States far more problems than it has solved. Turning common psychiatric conditions into diseases that don't exist (in any reproducible way) is doing the same, though the effects are harder to measure than the body count of opioid overdoses.
Which is to say: if 10 doctors tell you it's in your head, maybe it's in your head. Maybe you should own the fact that leaving DC for Connecticut and having a third kid is stressing you out and you're having panic attacks, instead of finding the 11th, who will give you a diagnosis you prefer. Just like I should own the fact that my back is a ruin because I won’t find the time to strengthen my abs.
But huge and growing segments of the health-care industry now validate - and even valorize - these choices. And to profit from our discomfort along the way. Make no mistake, industry is the word that fits. They tell us that we don’t need to face our pain head-on, that health and happiness can be ours with the right pill or injection.
Our response to Covid has exposed the dangers of this hyper-medicalization - even as it has worsened them. We have been profoundly dishonest about the real risks of Sars-Cov-2, and the fact it poses almost no serious dangers to healthy working-age adults, much less children. (Which is one reason the long Covid drums beat so loudly - they are a desperate effort to scare people who have had mild cases and can’t understand the fuss.)
so our leaders have twisted the United States
inside out for two years. They are now so
profoundly dishonest that they would rather
force healthy teenagers take injections of mRNA
that have already been proven dangerous to them
than encourage morbidly obese people to consider
the risks of their weight. Of course Corporate
America, medical and non-, happily plays along.
Our inability to tell the truth, or even look in its general direction, is now actually killing us.
it’s time to start? (source)
A POX ON BOTH YOUR HOUSES VII
Our universal vaccination campaigns worked just well enough to speed up the evolutionary processes that are always and everywhere optimising Corona.2021-10-28 f
It is impossible to believe that this failure was not foreseen. The scientists who developed the vaccines knew for sure how things would play out. That’s why they concluded the trials after three or four months and vaccinated their controls. It’s why they have been talking about boosters from the very beginning. It’s why, if you listened carefully, you never heard Zero Covid sloganeering coming from Team Vaccine. Only the comparative morons on Team Lockdown ever talked like that.
Our politicians and our new public health dictators, on the other hand, remained oblivious to the limited potential of the vaccines. They continue to insist on universal vaccination and green passes, while it is obvious that these will do nothing to influence the course of the pandemic. It is worth asking why, because when you think about it, you can see that the vaccine roll-out came with an inbuilt exit strategy. The vaccines arrived most everywhere in the spring, as Corona was going out of season anyway. Policymakers immediately claimed declining infections as a victory for the vaccines, but they failed to take the next step and declare the war won and either discontinue their case counts, or at the very least exclude the vaccinated from infection and mortality statistics. Instead, they deployed half measures, devising new regulations that exempt the vaccinated from testing most of the time, while failing to shut the door on the pandemic and maintaining numbers that are just reliable enough to reveal the futility of their policies.
This was the second time our brave health dictatorship failed to use the obvious, purpose-built exit ramp of seasonality. The first was in Spring 2020, after the entire West (with the exceptions of Sweden and Belarus) bought into mass containment and Corona infections collapsed everywhere in April. Establishment scientific voices had by this time spent two months denying that there would be significant seasonal effects, on the basis of some superficial modelling studies. As with the vaccine roll-out, denying seasonality allowed them to declare a policy victory. As with the vaccine roll-out, the stage was set for everybody to say that they had defeated Corona, fold up shop and go home. This is, you will note, exactly what China did. They tightened official testing criteria, declared the pandemic over with and never looked back. Western countries, though, kept the ball in the air all summer long, just as they are keeping the ball in the air now.
Governments are both more powerful and more paralysed than they have been at any other point in history. Powers have diffused throughout the realms of bureaucracy. By distributing power in this way, occupational classes ensure loyalty and unanimity across the whole of the civil service, academia and the press. The consequence is that states have become profoundly and permanently demobilised, incapable of acting according to coherent strategies. Over and over in Corona, we see clear hints of strategic thinking in certain quarters – the exit ramps are among the clearest signs – but these are always overridden by the broader momentum of countless thousands of nameless, faceless optimisers and hystericists who sit on hundreds of boring pointless committees performing the same iterative destructive acts of governance over and over.
These are bureaucratic processes of untold complexity, all of them steered in roughly the same direction by a loose system of Schelling points. The mysterious power of globalist organisations like the World Economic Forum is the coordination they provide, by acting as venues for the occupational elites to formulate policy schemes among themselves and to propagate these plans and ideals through loose networks of affiliated tycoons, journalists and NGOs. Until now, Corona policy in every western country has unfolded more or less according to the same script, devised by the World Health Organisation at the end of February 2020. The final act was supposed to be the wide-scale eradication of Corona after mass vaccination. It is now clear that this will never happen. For the first time since March 2020, there is no obvious international consensus on the way forward.
A few countries, or perhaps even a few prominent politicians or public health pundits who do not have their heads up their asses, could change everything. Everyone who is not crazy needs to start insisting on the same simple message:
have to live with Corona, it will always be with
us. Biannual boosters for
the entire population will not solve anything.
They will only reduce the effectiveness of
vaccines by encouraging antigenic drift.
The vaccines are, at best, a solution for the
elderly and the vulnerable only. Everyone
will get Corona, even the vaccinated, and children
need to get it while they are still young and
while it poses no risk to them. In this way,
SARS-2 will become an unimportant virus in the
coming years. (source)
A POX ON BOTH YOUR HOUSES VI
Our Degenerate Elites Are Losing Control And Lashing Out In Desperation2021-10-28 e
The increasingly authoritarian tendencies of our elites and the institutions they control is a sign of their weakness and impotence and loss of control.
If you want to know how well our elites are managing to control the discourse, consider this: a pair of “Let’s Go Brandon” anthems shot to the top of iTunes chart rankings this week.
Rapper Bryson Gray’s song hit number one despite getting banned from YouTube on the ridiculous pretext that it contains “medical misinformation,” while rapper Loza Alexander’s “Let’s Go Brandon” hit number two. Both of them beat out Adele’s “Easy On Me,” which was knocked down to number three. (Another version of Alexander’s song nabbed the number four spot.)
So three of the four top iTunes songs this week are “Let’s Go Brandon” anthems. Truth be told, the songs are not all that good. Their popularity has more to do with what they represent, which is a firm rejection of the idea that we can simply be told what to do and how to think by a cultural and political elite who hate us, and that we have no control over the public discourse or the narratives that define our times.
Big Tech’s efforts in this regard are especially notable for being utterly ham-fisted — from YouTube’s penchant for banning everything from Gray’s rap to anything else its censors deem to be “medical misinformation,” to Twitter’s transparently hypocritical enforcement of its rules against abuse and harassment, to Facebook’s absurd censorship of a meme blaming President Joe Biden for high gas prices.
Billionaires, it turns out, have a penchant for desperately trying to control information. LinkedIn Founder Reid Hoffman and left-wing financier George Soros, a couple of billionaires with a history of peddling lies and manipulating the media, this week announced the creation of a creepily named venture, “Good Information Inc.,” which according to Axios will “fund and scale businesses that cut through echo chambers with fact-based information.” Heading up the operation will be former Democratic strategist Tara McGowan.
As my colleague Tristan Justice noted, this crew comes to the “misinformation” game with considerable baggage. McGowan ran a left-wing nonprofit backed by Hoffman called ACRONYM that botched the Iowa Democratic causes in 2020. Before that, Hoffman financed an actual misinformation campaign in the 2017 Alabama Senate special election, in which fake online accounts were made to appear as Russian bots supported by Republicans.
these billionaires are perhaps the worst possible
spokesmen for combating “misinformation,” their
efforts are part of a larger, increasingly
desperate movement among our elite managerial
class to control information and narratives. In
each case, the obvious motive is to quash ideas
and opinions — even memes and jokes! — that
leftist elites in Silicon Valley and corporate
boardrooms don’t like.
Like the clueless reporter who pretended the NASCAR crowd was chanting “Let’s go Brandon,” not realizing she was creating an epic meme with a life of its own, the efforts of our erstwhile gatekeepers, however slick and well-funded, will ultimately backfire.
see their desperation cropping up everywhere
lately: the hand-wringing over Dave
Chapelle’s wildly successful Netflix special “The
Closer,” the legacy media’s ongoing unhealthy
obsession with Substack, CNN’s aggressive lying
about Joe Rogan taking “horse dewormer” to recover from
How does Durbin know? Because he went online and typed “school board violence” into “one of the search engines” and found “page after page” of reports. Never mind that the National School Board Association letter that prompted Garland’s memo was later disavowed by the NSBA, Durbin’s got an internet connection and by golly he’s going to use the search engines! (For his part, Garland’s justification for his shocking memo amounted to what he saw on the tee-vee.)
Durbin and Garland, it’s hard to imagine a pair of
powerful people more clueless and out of touch
Setting aside the letter’s actual misinformation about such GOP efforts, the idea that in 2021 an open letter signed by a bunch of self-styled public intellectuals would matter to anyone outside their own circumscribed milieu is laughable. It certainly will have no effect whatsoever in the real world.
(Speaking of The Bulwark, McGowan suggested it’s just the type of outlet that Good Information Inc. might fund as part of the billionaire-backed effort to fight “misinformation.”)
But when all’s said and done, when all the open letters have been signed by all the top credentialed people, when all the wrongthink songs have been banned by Big Tech censors and all the bad memes have been blocked, none of it will matter. What our sclerotic elite don’t understand is that they can’t control the medium, so they can’t control the message. No one can.
Maybe that’s a good
thing, maybe not, but the bell can’t be un-rung — no
matter how much George Soros and Reid
Hoffman juice The Bulwark. Let’s go Brandon. (read
A POX ON BOTH YOUR HOUSES V
In our present-day sequels to the War on Terror — the campaigns against racism and Covid — hegemonic institutions pursue enemies and suspend liberal norms in the name of our psychological and physical well being. Now in possession of what we might call the commanding heights of the moral economy, from which it produces elites’ and would-be elites’ worldview, this Left no longer needs to perform radicalness.
It can assume instead the position of a center ringed about by benighted, ignorant, but nevertheless dangerous enemies: conservatives. The latter are not credited with having specific, comprehensible or legitimate objections to the dominant policies and values. They are instead imagined as hateful, prejudiced enemies of legality, science, and moral decency — that is, they are seen not as political foes, but as cognitive and moral degenerates — in a manner that recalls the way Islamic terrorists during the Bush era were said to hate America “for our freedom” and to be full of irrational “Islamic rage”, rather than recognized as having a comprehensible set of objections to American policies in the Middle East.
We should not be surprised to hear pleas for the rule of law and deference for experts from those who once, drawing on radical theory, revealed the subterfuges and hypocrisies behind liberal norms of legality and objectivity. Critique, like terrorism, is a weapon of the weak. The powerful claim to defend security, reason and morality, while those out of power, grown clever and cynical from their experience of marginality, contest these claims and question whether such things even exist to be defended. With the cultural Left in the ascendancy, the political theory by which it climbed has become a ladder to be thrown away — and available to be taken up by the Right. (source)
A POX ON BOTH YOUR HOUSES IV
Maximum VaccinationReader Comment:
The vaccines can't control Corona, which is why they won't stop vaccinating.
Corona is primarily dangerous to the very old and the already sick. Occasionally, it is true, somebody who is younger or not already sick ends up dying. This happens with influenza and other viruses too. While that’s regrettable, Corona is not the leading cause of tragedies like these, and on balance they are too rare to pose an overarching unprecedented global threat to our hospitals, to our public health, to our nursing homes, or to whatever it is we’re supposed to be worried about right now. Given the stratified nature of Corona risk, the majority of the gains to be had from stimulating SARS-2 antibodies are concentrated in around 10-15% of the population. This is true whatever you believe about the vaccines, their safety or their efficacy.
If you want to lower hospitalisations and deaths, in other words, the difference between vaccinating 40% of your population and 80% of your population is not nearly as great as it seems. In fact, as you move to ever lower-risk cohorts, the volume of vaccinations required to reduce deaths grows in inverse proportion to the deaths you are reducing. This is the phenomenon of diminishing returns. It means that if you have vaccinated all the olds and sicks and an additional 50% or 70% of everyone, AND you are still suffering from a raging pandemic of the unvaccinated, there are probably not enough immunologically naive people left to give you a hope of vaccinating your way out.
The unspeakable truth is that the vaccines don’t suppress case rates at all. We have long known that their efficacy against infection fades to zero after week 20, but even at the high point — the first month after dose 2 — the protection is sure to be vastly overstated. This would be why even academic journals are starting to run pieces with titles like “Increases in COVID-19 are unrelated to levels of vaccination across 68 countries and 2947 counties in the United States”:
Here’s their scatter-plot:
Unsurprisingly, the authors find that the same is true of US county-level data as well:
So high rates of vaccination can’t reduce infections, and vaccinating the oldest and sickest hasn’t done very much for overall hospitalisations and deaths either. Yet our governments press on, not because the vaccines are working, but because they’re not. We’ve been through all of this before. Last year, large swathes of the developed world banned most of public life because everyone decided that this was the way to save lives. Wuhan convinced them that lockdowns work, in much the same way as the Pfizer/BioNTech trials convinced them that vaccines work. Except lockdowns didn’t work, and vaccines don’t really work either. Corona rages on, indifferent to the strange learned fantasies of our medical bureaucrats.
A consequence of these failures is raging cognitive dissonance among the elite, and a substitution of the means for the end. Last year, it was locking down itself that became the highest policy goal. Governments schemed less about how to get cases down, than about how to reduce the Google-certified mobility of their citizenry by margins great enough to satisfy their court astrologers. The same is now true of the vaccines, which in their failure to do much about anything, have become the focus of nearly all Corona policy everywhere in the world. All that our governments want to do now is vaccinate more and harder. They want to vaccinate all of the unvaccinated, and when that grows tiresome they will want to triple and quadruple vaccinate the already-vaccinated. And they especially want to vaccinate that last demographic that has so far remained largely exempt from vaccination, namely children.
This would be little more than a global comedy at the expense of our worthless public health establishments, if we did not have abundant evidence that the vaccines are more dangerous than is normal for vaccines; and if SARS-2 did not pose such an infinitesimal risk to children, as to make even totally safe, ordinary vaccines an unacceptable measure in this context.
A beloved argument for vaccinating kids despite allegedly rare disturbing side effects, like myocarditis, is that these are also rare complications of Corona infection. Indeed, we are told that Corona is more likely to cause myocarditis than the vaccines. The truth of course is that we don’t know the true rate of Corona-induced myocarditis in children, because most of infections go unnoticed. Beyond that, after the brief, 20-week window of protection against infection expires, vaccinated children will contract Corona at the same rate as unvaccinated children, and so the real question for Team Vaccine is simply this: Do the vaccines reduce the already near-zero longer-term myocarditis risk from Corona infection in children enough to compensate for the risk of myocarditis that they add?
This question is not likely to have an encouraging answer, but that will not stop mass child vaccination, to secure what will surely be the most diminished of all our diminishing returns so far. The only rationale necessary for vaccinating every last living organism is the same as the only rationale necessary for locking down all of human society: The disease statistics are not improving, and the only thing to do when they are not improving, is more of the thing that you sold to everyone beforehand, on basically no evidence, as the sole solution.
have entered the world of Maximum Vaccination. Our
best hope is that the farce of Corona suppression
completes its self-discrediting arc before it can
do much more damage. (read
Instead of assuming every public health policy in the world is ignorant I find it easier to point out that both maximum lockdowns & maximum vaccination are consistent with the hypothesis that the perpetrators want us dead.2021-10-28 c
Add that assumption & everything suddenly clicks into place: the lying, the complete disregard for our prior pandemic preparedness plans & substitution with useless & harmful “measures”, toxic vaccines & blind eyes to VAERS, to boosters, to VaxPass coercion etc
They want us dead & our economies too.
A POX ON BOTH YOUR HOUSES III
There Are No Arguments on the Other Side2021-10-28 b
On 3 September, noted German virologist and Corona astrologer Christian Drosten made a series of curious remarks on his state radio podcast. He argued that “scientists should … start thinking about whether it’s … harmful to argue too strongly for [antigen] testing of the vaccinated,” musing that “the vaccinated should also see some advantages from being vaccinated in daily life.” He also expressed hope that the vaccines would in the end make Corona indistinguishable from the common cold, and went so far as to say that he personally hoped for multiple post-vaccination infections: “Immunity from infection,” he said, “is more robust in the long run. My goal as virologist Drosten, is … I want to have vaccine immunity and then, on top of that, I want to have my first infection, and my second, and my third at some point.”
Drosten is basically Germany’s Fauci. He devised the world’s first PCR test for SARS-2, and he has advocated tirelessly for all of the most noxious containment policies. Until the vaccines arrived, he loved nothing so much as mass testing, closed schools, and lockdowns. At one point he even gave a bizarre speech comparing himself to Friedrich Schiller, in which he claimed that this giant of German literature would’ve also worn a mask, and proposed we all live our lives as if we’ve just tested positive for Corona and everyone we meet is old and vulnerable. With a ponderous and philosophically illiterate allusion to Immanuel Kant, he christened this lunatic principle the “pandemic imperative.”
How had a man such as this come to openly wish for multiple SARS-2 infections before millions of admiring listeners? The answer is vaccine failure. Drosten spoke after steep case spikes in the United States and Israel had shown all the world that the SARS-2 vaccines do not stop transmission. These events had destroyed all arguments for Germany’s coercive vaccination policies, along with any lingering hopes that anybody, anywhere would eradicate SARS-2. It was up to Drosten to see how these awkward facts might be sewn into the tapestry of virus hysteria that he and the rest of the propaganda apparatus had spent the last 18 months spinning.
His particular messaging trial balloon is interesting, as one of various clues suggesting that elites understand the vaccines have failed, and that they no longer believe that anything beyond natural immunity will end the pandemic. As numbers deteriorate over the winter, they will beat the vaccination drums ever louder – not because they think this will help, but because the alternative to blaming the unvaccinated is admitting failure. They will now vaccinate and vaccinate and vaccinate, while Corona infects ever wider numbers of people. In this way, they plan to usher some semblance of herd immunity in through the back door, while allowing the vaccines to take the credit for falling infections in the spring. They played the same game with lockdowns.
I’m often asked what arguments vaccinators like Drosten might bring against our positions. The truth is that the vaccinators don’t have coherent arguments anymore; they just have power. You can tell this from the lazy and extremely stupid things that they say in the press all the time: This is a pandemic of the unvaccinated, they explain, so we have to vaccinate everyone to reduce spread, but breakthrough infections don’t matter, since the primary purpose of vaccination is to limit severe disease, which is why we have to vaccinate children, who are not at risk of severe disease, in order to reduce spread.
There does not lurk behind this bewildering soup of assertions a more intelligent case for universal vaccination, or for green passes, or for anything else. The extreme stupidity of vaccinator discourse merely continues the broader trend of gratingly idiotic official SARS-2 messaging that we have seen since the beginning. The politicians and the public health establishment don’t have any other choice. In March 2020, they started a relentless cycle of hysteria and risk magnification surrounding SARS-2 that continues to this day. They did so, explicitly, as a public health measure. They considered that overstating the danger of the virus would encourage compliance with and support for mass containment. Together with the social and psychological pathologies that prolonged isolation encourages, their manipulative messaging created a bottomless grassroots appetite for lockdowns and other destructive policies, among them our absurd drive to double, triple and quadruple vaccinate every last human.
The great problem these geniuses now face, is that while virus anxiety has become a self-reinforcing phenomenon with a life of its own, none of their hysteria-fuelled methods have worked. The people in charge have sown demand for virus eradication, which is the one thing they cannot deliver. But they can’t just end suppression policies either, unless they want the eradicationists to blame them for every last Corona death. They have no options but to insist on more of the same – first more lockdowns and more masks, now more vaccines.
surrounding vaccination isn’t supposed to be
correct. It’s supposed to justify vaccination
policies politically and encourage compliance. If the vaccines were actually safe and
effective, this encouragement wouldn’t be
necessary and none of us would be here
saying any of these things. The Pfizer child vaccine trial is the
latest in a long line of travesties showing that
there is no longer any interest, anywhere, in
studying the safety or the effectiveness of the
vaccines at all. The
vaccinators are like a cornered animal. They will
say anything to escape the inconvenient trap that
their own rhetoric and heedless policies have put
them in. (read
A POX ON BOTH YOUR HOUSES II
If the Corona vaccines do end up causing more pathogenic (and not just more transmissible) strains, you will never hear about it. Marek’s Effect is limited mostly to poultry, but the whole problem has nevertheless inspired nervousness in Camp Vaccine, where everybody is worried about providing ammunition to their nemeses, the antivaxxers. But there’s another problem too: Despite everything you’ve read about how the variants cause worse disease, the evidence for this is pretty terrible, in no small part because nobody will induce experimental infections in human subjects to study the relative pathogenicity of different lineages. Future Marek’s-Effect strains would be concealed from us by the same ethical concerns. It would seem to us only that the virus was getting worse.
A POX ON BOTH YOUR HOUSES I
I have tuned out the vaxxers and the anti-vaxxers that ignore science. I mean real science, not "The Science" of National Propaganda Radio and the New York Times and the evil Dr. Fauci.
I have also tuned out the arguments of both the elite and the “Untermenschen” that ignore science.
The alleged superiority of the elite crumbles by the minute. Actually, I neither placed them on a pedestal nor even on a plinth. At one time I moved about their reality-optional world effortlessly yet warily; enjoying their banter and their bullshit. I knew most of them were "all hat and no cattle." Their ignorance and hubris were comical. They led charmed lives within a privileged paradise. They were like puppies constantly leaving puddles on the kitchen floor but suffering no consequences.
The rebellion of the masses or peasantry or “Untermenschen” has a 'too little too late' aura about it, but they will prevail. Their numerical superiority and inertial intransigence assure their eventual victory despite the odds.
The elite's undoing began with believing their own lies; the systemic racism lies, the climate lies, the CO2 lies, the Covid lies. Most of them (>98%) are dilettantes innocent of real knowledge. For years, their kind succeeded by being glib and having ready answers and having Ivy League pedigrees. Their sound bites filled the airwaves and their words were treated like holy writ. They owned all the megaphones. They were the implacable gatekeepers. All other voices were silenced.
Then the Lords of Unintended Consequences (the Pentagon and Deep State) built the internet. They lost control.
Those Lords of Unintended Consequences fought back by creating Google and Facebook and bullying Silicon Valley (and Redmond, WA) to give them backdoors and petabytes of our data.
They were ascendant for a few more years but they got greedy. Lord Acton told us about such men. Power corrupted them infinitely.
The control freaks have lost control. The Pandemic of Lies was their undoing.
They who could never be controlled are in open rebellion. I wish them well.
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