The Nightmare of Hyperinflation is Coming

Our Bangkok correspondent H. Numan extrapolates from our present fiscal woes to something more grievous and possibly terminal.

The nightmare of hyperinflation is coming

by H. Numan

He who doesn’t learn from history is doomed to do it all over again. We haven’t learned a lot from history, and are going to make the same mistakes. However, history never repeats itself. It’s always different. One of the reasons is that people tend to look at history, and think: ‘I wouldn’t have done that. How stupid!’ That’s looking back with 20/20 hindsight. You know the problem, and know what didn’t work back then. Most people think our ancestors were really stupid and they themselves are very smart. No, they weren’t, and you aren’t.

We’re about to make the same mistakes all over again. The current dogma is that Hitler was extreme right-wing and the treaty of Versailles was too harsh. Both assumptions are wrong. Disastrously wrong, as you will find out.

Let’s start with Hitler. He didn’t come out of thin air. He became politically active in 1919. Hitler wasn’t extreme right-wing; he was a socialist. His ideas, many of them, were mainstream in Germany at the time. The Germany army started planning rearmament right after (probably before) signing the treaty of Versailles. All Hitler did, once he gained power, was to speed it up and drop any pretenses. All Germans into a greater Germany (‘Heim ins Reich’) was something every German wanted, left and right. The German army was already planning to conquer the east in the future. That’s why they didn’t have a problem with Hitler’s Lebensraum policy. At first together with Poland, only later they switched to conquering Poland first. Before attacking the USSR, that is. Either way, large swaths of Poland were originally German. They would have reconquered it anyway. With or without Hitler.

Hitler himself was a racist communist. Not my words. His own words. He wrote in Mein Kampf, pages 406-407, that National Socialism differs from Communism only in its racism. Take away racial ideology from Nazism, and you’ve got communism.

Now the treaty of Versailles. World War One ended in three treaties: Versailles (Germany), Trianon (Austria-Hungary) and Lausanne (Ottoman empire). The treaties of Trianon and Lausanne were really harsh. They literally drew and quartered those empires into little pieces. Versailles was as lenient as it could be. Germany lost some territory, had to pay a steep penalty and was restricted in her armed forces. Compared with the other treaties almost a slap on the wrist. Don’t forget the Allies made huge sacrifices. Settling for anything less was not possible; their electorates would never have accepted that.

On the other hand — something not only the Germans tend to overlook — we have the treaty of Brest-Litovsk (March 3, 1918), which ended the war on the Eastern Front in favor of Germany. That was a real diktat. It was harsh to the max, so harsh that the USSR didn’t want to sign it. Kein Problem, said the German army. Then we simply go on. So they did, and added more demands. The USSR understood they had two options: take it or leave it. They took it. If you are merciless yourself, you can’t ask for mercy.

What you probably don’t know is that Germany, long before the war began, had the most developed welfare state of the time. Not only that, the German parliament was predominantly left-wing, with very strong labor and communist parties. They didn’t have any influence, mind you. Bismarck started with social laws, so they couldn’t. Not because Bismarck was a socialist, far from it. Better to give a little now instead of being forced to give more later on was his policy.

The German plan was to saddle the Allies with massive demands and make them pay for the war, plus a little extra. The problem was they lost that war. Experts have calculated they couldn’t make any profit out of the war. The costs were simply too high. Just like the Allies in the Versailles treaty, they would have to settle for something more realistic. However, that is moot. They lost. The result was a very expensive welfare state and massive war debts.

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The Real Danger

The following essay was published earlier at Vlad Tepes in a slightly different form. See the original post for the embedded tweet and videos.

The real danger is not from the vaccines

by Eeyore

Perhaps the most discouraging thing about humanity is that the vast vast majority of us do not learn by hearing or even seeing first hand. But that a bad thing must happen to us directly before we change our minds.

[Tweet with video of Joe Rogan]

After watching that short Twitter video of Joe Rogan and listening to a bit of Dennis Prager, it occurs to me that the discussion about vaccine deaths in a way is a distraction from a far greater horror. While it’s true that in the short term these mRNA devices cause an order of magnitude more deaths and serious problems than any previous vaccine, the actual amount by percentage of recipients is extremely small and measured in single digits per million vaccinated. At least so far. No one knows medium- to long-term effects yet. (The trials won’t be finished till 2023 in some places, even if the FDA decides to jump protocols and give approval early to please the current admin. That is not real approval. That’s politics and corruption.)

But the real evil is in letting people die who could have been saved by Hydroxychloroquine, Zinc, Ivermectin, monoclonal antibodies and any of the other treatments that we have seen proven safe and effective. And all in order to maintain a state of emergency that ensures funding for an untested technology that makes Big Pharma hundreds of billions. This is not free market. A free market would let anyone say anything, and people who had a proven safe, cheap and effective treatment like Ivermectin, HCQ, and even Quercetin and Zinc and others I have forgotten already, would be on everyone’s screen.

This makes YouTube and Twitter and Facebook’s complicity in suppressing life-saving information under the cynical lie of medical misinformation, while allowing shamanistic or magical or new age “treatments or cures” for cancer and or anything else on their platforms, a crime on of a magnitude nearly impossible to comprehend.

This is a far bigger issue than the immediate deaths and serious illnesses because none of them may have been necessary at all had governments, clearly in league with Big Pharma, not silenced any knowledge of actual treatment that would have reduced deaths by at least 85% according to Dr. Peter McCullough.

[Video of Dr. Peter McCullough]

Anyone who works for social media should consider the following:

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We Can’t Throw the Rascals Out

It has now been one hundred days since the Investiture of the Puppet, and the political junkies have moved out of the “honeymoon” phase and into the early run-up to the 2022 midterms and the 2024 presidential contest. Republican stalwarts are plotting strategy for retaking the House and/or Senate. The intertubes are abuzz with speculation about whether Trump will run again, or whom he might pick as his running mate, or whom he might endorse if he decides not to run. Pundits and punditesses are tracking and analyzing Joe Biden’s every mumbled utterance and Kamala Harris’ every raucous guffaw. Cartoonists and meme artists are in a frenzy of mockery, given that they have so much ludicrosity and buffoonery at hand to work with.

But, really, what’s the point?

To all appearances everything in the political world is business as usual. As if nothing out of the ordinary happened in the wee hours of November 4, 2020. As if millions of votes weren’t created out of thin air — call it “fiat voting” — by the party that runs the permanent government and operates in symbiosis with the media and Big Tech. As if the same scoundrels aren’t in control of how the votes will be counted next time. As if they aren’t plotting even greater control (see H.R. 1, the “For the People Act”).

Even Donald Trump seems to subscribe to the widespread illusion, and is looking forward to trying again in 2024. Doesn’t he realize why he lost to an unappealing apparatchik afflicted with senile dementia? Why does he think the result will be any different when he has to run against Kamala?

I enjoy reading the punditry of mainstream Republican partisans, who post witty and entertaining observations about all the bizarre political goings-on in Washington D.C., or on the Left Coast, or in the lofty empyrean of the ivory towers of Woke Academia. But I don’t confuse any of it with reality. The sound and fury of D.C. bears no more relation to real life than do The West Wing or The Simpsons. Paying attention to all that political theater is just a way of passing time until Ragnarøk finally arrives in full force.

I must admit, however, that I find it difficult to put aside my ingrained habits of thinking. Whenever some particularly grotesque Progressive policy is implemented by city, state, or federal lawmakers, my customary response is: “Well, those people got what they voted for.”

It’s hard to remember that they may not actually have voted for it. It’s quite possible, especially at the federal level, that key office-holders who shepherd the enactment of all this egregious wokeness were not the choice of a majority of voters in their particular constituencies. Democrats and RINOs have now perfected the process of controlling who gets elected. From now on there will be no legislative majorities that do not support the preferred policies of the Powers That Be.

When I stop being enthralled by the baroque theatrical production inside the Beltway, and think about what’s really happening, it’s quite depressing. That’s when I wish I could take the blue pill and re-enter the Matrix. Alas, I haven’t yet figured out how to do that.

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The Democrats now have better control over how the votes are counted than Stalin could ever have dreamed of. And, unlike Uncle Joe, they don’t have to order anybody shot to make sure of the outcome. Or not as many of them, anyway. Just a few unfortunate suicides and car accidents here and there.

There are three major factors that have enabled their iron grip on the election process:

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What Do The Letters “BLM” Make You Think Of?

If you’re a white American, and you’re being asked the above question by someone you don’t know very well, chances are you’ll say something like this:

“BLM stands for Black Lives Matter, which means that it’s very important to consider the legacy of systemic racism in this country, and that white people must work to overcome it.”

I know that’s what I’d say, all the while maintaining a careful deadpan. To do otherwise might be hazardous to my health.

And I wouldn’t tell a pollster my true opinions on the topic, because I’m paranoid, and don’t trust that my answers to the poll (along with my name and address) wouldn’t end up in some FBI database. However, it appears that not all Americans share my paranoia.

The University of Massachusetts in conjunction with the Boston TV station WCVB (an ABC affiliate) just released the results of an opinion poll. Their headline for the report chooses to focus on the fact that “[f]ewer than half of Americans support goals of Black Lives Matter movement”, but that’s not what I found most interesting about the poll. What stood out for me was the fact that fully 60% of respondents — enough to end a filibuster if it were in the Senate — associate “Black Lives Matter” with the word “riot”.

That doesn’t bode too well for race relations in this country. Most white people have been prudently keeping their mouths shut about BLM in public circumstances, because the consequences of not doing so have become more than obvious in the past year or so. However, in private they appear to be irredeemably WAYCIST on the subject. Not just “protests”, but “riots” and “looting” — that’s what racial “justice” in 21st-century America involves.

And those are the ones who are willing to reveal their doubleplus ungood thoughts to a pollster. How many of the other 40% are paranoids like me, and wouldn’t dare state their true opinions?

It seems the 24/7 MSM propaganda on the topic of “racism” hasn’t had the intended effect.

Here’s the report from WCVB:

UMass Amherst/WCVB Poll: Fewer than half of Americans support goals of Black Lives Matter movement

AMHERST, Mass. — America is divided about whether to support the Black Lives Matter movement, according to the results of a new poll.

The UMass Amherst/WCVB Poll asked 1,000 people nationwide whether they support the goals of BLM and found that 48% expressed either some or strong support. Another 14% said they were neutral on the subject and 32% said they somewhat or strongly opposed the movement’s goals.

Among only those who voted for President Joe Biden in 2020, support for BLM swells to 84% while only 9% of Trump voters said the same. Of those who voted for the former Republican president, 73% said they oppose BLM’s goals.

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Questions for the First Muslim Federal Judicial Nominee

The following post is from the Sharia TipSheet, as reposted at the United West.

Questions for the First Muslim Federal Judicial Nominee

The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for the first Muslim federal judicial nominee is set for Wednesday April 28th. Zahid Quraishi, if confirmed, would become a federal judge for the U.S. District of New Jersey.

Given the numerous ways Islamic doctrine conflicts with the U.S. Constitution, Quraishi should be asked the following questions (which have been provided to the Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee) at the hearing:

It has been reported you are a Muslim. While there is no religious test for federal office, the Senate and the American people are entitled to know whether your religious beliefs are compatible or incompatible with U.S. law — the law which, if you are confirmed, you will be asked to swear to uphold. As a preliminary question, do you as a Muslim affirm and adhere to Islamic doctrine from the Quran, hadith, and other authoritative Islamic sources?

Islamic doctrine holds that sharia law should be the supreme law of the land throughout the entire world. It further holds that sharia law is divine in origin and thus superior to any human-made law, including the U.S. Constitution. If confirmed, you will be asked to swear an oath you will uphold the U.S. Constitution, which by virtue of its Article VI, is the supreme law of the land. Do you renounce the portions of Islamic doctrine calling for the supremacy of sharia law and the subjugation of all human-made law to sharia law?

Islamic doctrine holds that jihad is the means by which the supremacy of sharia law is to be achieved. Do you renounce the portions of Islamic doctrine calling for jihad to achieve sharia supremacy?

What role, if any, should sharia law play in federal cases? In family law?

Will you go on record now and state that our First Amendment right to freedom of speech gives the right to anyone in the United States to criticize or disagree with your prophet Muhammad, and will you also go on record now and state that you support and defend anyone’s right to criticize or disagree with your prophet Muhammad, and that you condemn anyone who threatens death or physical harm to another person who is exercising that right?

Our First Amendment guarantees freedom of religion in the United States. As part of that freedom, anyone in the United States has the right to join or leave any religion, or have no religion at all. Will you go on record now and state that you support and defend the idea that in the United States a Muslim has not only the freedom to leave Islam, but to do so without fear of physical harm, and will you also go on record now and state that you condemn anyone who threatens physical harm to a Muslim who is exercising that freedom?

According to the words of Allah found in Quran 5:38 and the teachings of your prophet Muhammad, amputation of a hand is an acceptable punishment for theft. But our U.S. Constitution, which consists of man-made laws, has the Eighth Amendment that prohibits cruel and unusual punishment such as this. Do you agree with Allah and your prophet Muhammad that amputation of a hand is an acceptable punishment for theft in the United States, or do you believe that our man-made laws prohibiting such punishments are true laws and are to be followed instead of this 7th Century command of Allah and teaching of Muhammad?

According to the words of Allah found in Quran 4:3, Muslim men are allowed, but not required, to be married to up to four wives. Being married to more than one wife in the United States is illegal according to our man-made bigamy laws. Do you agree with Allah that it is legal for a Muslim man in the United States to be married to more than one woman, or do you believe that our man-made laws prohibiting bigamy are true laws and are to be followed instead of this 7th Century command of Allah?

Do you affirm or renounce the following from Islamic sources and scholars:

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Key U.S. Air Base in Turkey Sits on Property Stolen From Armenians During the Genocide

The following article was previously published by The Fresno Bee. See the original for the embedded links.


U.S. Air Force personnel walk past an entry at Incirlik Air Base in Turkey.
[Staff Sgt. Rebecca A. Woodrow, U.S. Air Force]

Key U.S. air base in Turkey sits on property stolen from Armenians during the genocide

by David Boyajian

Suppose the U.S. built and operated a military base in Germany on property confiscated from Jews during the Holocaust. America, Jewish Americans, Germany, and Israel would have reached a principled resolution years ago.

Now consider Incirlik (EEN-jeer-leek) Air Base in Turkey. American taxpayers and the Army Corps of Engineers built it 67 years ago. Its 3,320 acres are home to the U.S. Air Force’s 39th Air Base Wing, B-61 nuclear weapons, thousands of American military personnel, and American businesses.

Turkey stole many of those acres from Christian Armenian families during the 1915-23 Armenian Genocide. Relatives of such Armenian families fled to the U.S. and settled in cities like Fresno.

Yet the U.S. State Department has habitually shielded Turkey from accountability in this and related instances.

The air base knows its past, though. In 2007, then base commander, Col. Murrell Stinnette, held a “Town Hall meeting [on Congress’s] Armenian Genocide Resolution.” The base encourages visits to Levonkla, a nearby 12th century Armenian castle.

Turkey committed genocide against 1.5 million Armenians and seized nearly everything they owned in cities and towns such as Incirlik: homes, businesses, ancient churches and monasteries, farms, schools, personal property, valuables, antiquities, and bank accounts.

In Los Angeles Federal Court in 2010, Americans Alex Bakalian, Anais Haroutunian, and Rita Mahdessian sued Turkey, its Central Bank, and Ziraat Bank for confiscating their relatives’ Incirlik property (122 acres) during the genocide.

The plaintiffs sought over $65 million based on the land’s market value, plus a portion of Incirlik rent that Turkey had collected from the U.S. as of 2010.

Days earlier, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals had upheld California Law 354.4. Modeled after California’s Holocaust claims statutes, the law extended through 2016 the period during which Turkey could be sued.

In 2019, however, the same court decided against the plaintiffs: the lawsuit was “time-barred” due to statute of limitations guidelines.

Similar lawsuits have yielded mixed results.

Many Armenians bought life insurance from New York Life, AXA France, and Germany’s Victoria Versicherung AG before the genocide. But the companies shamefully avoided paying surviving family members. In 2004-5, NY Life and AXA France settled out of court for $40 million.

The German firm evaded responsibility even though Germany — Turkey’s WWI ally — facilitated the Genocide.

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Corpses? Slaves? Or Compliant Drones?

I originally intended the essay below to be part of last Friday’s post about compliant drones. However, the entire piece would have been longer than I wanted, so I broke it up into two parts. And it’s a good thing I did, because the comments on the first part not only touched on issues that need further discussion, but also reminded me of others that I might otherwise have neglected to address.

The existence of the Deep State in the USA has never been more obvious than it is now. The election of Donald Trump in 2016 — not to mention the unremitting and unconcealed campaign against him ever since — has brought a welcome clarity to the ruthless machinations of the permanent government. People who had never been conspiracy theorists before have become conspiracy theorists now, because the existence of a conspiracy has never been so clear and so obvious. The creature that had previously been lurking in the shadows has come forth to snarl at us in the full light of day.

The same may be said of the globalist conspiracy. Two recent events have made the machinations of the NWO starkly visible, as if a nighttime landscape were suddenly illuminated by two successive flashes of lightning. The first was the coronavirus “pandemic”. As soon as the global governance crowd — represented by the World Health Organization — decided that the Wuhan virus was indeed the great crisis they had been waiting for, nations all over the world fell into line at the same time, implementing the same mitigation policies and drastically curtailing the civil liberties of their citizens in the same manner. The response was uncannily uniform and immediate — even Hungary climbed on board.

How could all that happen without some sort of coordination?

The second obvious sign was the appearance of simultaneous Black Lives Matter protests and riots all across the globe after the death of George Floyd. Sudden uprisings in American cities could perhaps occur without coordination, given the pervasive BLM propaganda that had already enfevered the minds of leftists and persons of color. But Sweden? Ireland? Scotland? Finland? When rioters started smashing and looting and pulling down statues in England, their modus operandi was identical to that of mobs in Minnesota, Seattle, Portland, and other American cities.

Somebody was clearly handing out instruction manuals all over the world, or at least the entire Western world. I have no doubt that the name “Soros” figured prominently in those events, but he couldn’t have been the only one.

I don’t have any definitive information about such conspiracies, but they have made their existence known the same way Planet X did, by causing visible perturbations in the orbits of other bodies. When you see that many national governments do (or allow) the same sorts of things in exactly the same manner, you know that something is out there exerting a strong gravitational tug on them.

So we’ll take it as a given that globalist conspiracies exist. What, then, are the goals of the conspirators?

Not all of the conspiring is concealed. Take the “Great Reset”, for instance. That’s not a fever dream under the tinfoil hat of a conspiracy freak, but the official policy of the World Economic Forum. We’ll own nothing, and we’ll be happy. We’ll be chipped, and we’ll never use cash again. Those goals are being openly discussed — which moves them out of conspiracy territory. Instead we might call them “proposed policy positions for global governance.”

It would be imprudent, however, to assume that there are no additional conspiracies out there. After all, if any of the grand plans to construct the Ultimate Global Utopia involve mass suffering or death, it would not be prudent to discuss them openly. Adolf Hitler understood that it would be unwise to publicly reveal the Final Solution until it was a fait accompli. One assumes that the Powers That Be are no less canny in their preparations than Der Führer.

So what might the covert goals be that are being advanced behind the gilded doors of the New World Order?

Obviously, there is no way for ordinary peons like me to be able to state with any certainty what the conspirators intend. All I can do is use my observational skills and employ Occam’s Razor in order to make educated guesses.

When conspiracy-minded people discus the plans of the globalists, two possible goals are usually adduced, and they are not necessarily mutually exclusive:

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I Got the Hesitation Blues

Tell me how long do I have to wait?
Can I get you now, or must I hesitate?

— From “Hesitation Blues” (traditional)

I can’t help but admire the term “vaccine hesitancy”. The propagandist who thought that one up should get an award — assuming there is a professional association in his field that hands out such awards.

People who don’t want to get the “vaccine” against the Wuhan Coronavirus are simply “hesitant” about it, implying that if the government or the health insurance company or local family practice doctors are patient and persuasive, those who balk at the idea of the jab will eventually come around.

We can’t call them “refuseniks”, because that term bears a positive connotation from Soviet days as a label for heroic freedom-minded people who resist the pressures of a totalitarian state.

For myself, I prefer to be called a “vaccine dissident”, but that one is obviously also verboten for the same reasons.

Anyway…

The Farmville Herald is a local paper in Southside Virginia not too far from where I live. When I saw the headline for the following article, I thought, Oh no, here’s another dreary pro-vax propaganda piece. But it turned out that the only propaganda was in the headline — my guess is that the paper’s editor, presumably a Gutmensch, took the reporter’s copy and wrote his own headline for it, one that carries the CDC/Fauci seal of approval.

It’s very encouraging to note that the reasons cited by the refuseniks are tropes they could not possibly have picked up from the MSM, or the CDC website, or official government spokesmen. They can only have acquired them from deplorable websites like this one. And these dissidents make up a quarter of the population!

In other words, 25% of American citizens have done their own research, using websites that the Democrat Party, the mainstream media, social media, academia, and the permanent governing class would shut down if they possibly could. And, against all the pressure that has been exerted to make them compliant, they have reached conclusions that contradict the Narrative.

That’s VERY encouraging.

I don’t think the Powers That Be can force 25% of the population to take a “vaccine” that they don’t want. They can bring to bear a lot more pressure, however, by establishing a “health passport” scheme that denies the dissidents certain privileges. Whether those will include eating in restaurants or visiting grocery stores remains to be seen.

Below are excerpts from the Herald article:

Locals discuss vaccine hesitancy

With Prince Edward County now celebrating its 10,000th COVID-19 vaccine shot being administered this week and the commonwealth only days away from opening vaccine registration to everyone age 16 or older, the community is making major headway on the immunization front.

But with most community members anxiously rolling up their sleeves to get vaccinated, there are still those who say they will never get the vaccine.

Taking to Facebook to express their opinions, locals cited everything from potential side effects to theories of population control as to why they will be declining the shot when their turn comes.

“I have kidney disease, GI (gastro-intestinal) issues, chronic pain and will not ever get the vaccine,” Facebook commenter Robin Reece Jennings wrote. “Too many side effects and no (proof) that it will not make it worse, nor is it effective.”

A recent poll from Monmouth University said 25% of Americans will decline to receive the vaccine.

Side effects are a common concern listed among those who plan on foregoing the COVID-19 vaccine, a flame stoked this week after federal health officials recommended states pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine following six cases of a rare blood clotting disorder.

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“I am just saying that I know medicine has to go through a rigorous amount of testing that takes years before being approved, and even then it can still cause problems,” Jennings continued.

Local Breanne Hicks had similar concerns. Hicks said she has an autoimmune disease and worries the side effects of the vaccine may trigger her disease to move out of remission.

“Having a vaccine doesn’t make you immune to the virus,” she said. “I’d rather see a treatment developed.”

Resident Holly Chappell Aitken said she believes the public needs to build up a natural immunity to the virus, adding she has never had a flu shot and has no plans to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

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On Being a Compliant Drone

I’ve been specializing in European affairs, particularly the European migration crisis, for almost fifteen years. Even a cursory look at the migration issue tells us that the massive influx of uneducated third-worlders — most of them Muslims — are a net drain on the economies of the countries that host them. Even after many years of residence, unto the second and third generation, they consume more in social benefits and other state transfers than they pay into the treasury in the form of taxes. After Angela Merkel opened the floodgates to asylum seekers in 2015 the shortfall became even more apparent.

By now it is glaringly obvious that the State gains no fiscal advantage from the importation of the replacement population. The original rationale — that the newcomers would be needed to pay the taxes that would fund the care of the white native population after retirement — has become completely unsupportable. The migrants themselves will remain net consumers of state welfare benefits even as the original population ages into senescence.

Why, then, is the “refugees welcome” ideology still propagated with such fervor? Self-interest would seem advise taking the opposite tack. Why the continued push for mass immigration?

I used to wonder whether a form of pseudo-religious mania might be at work, some sort of collective suicidal madness. Or was it perhaps that the elites who foisted their migration policies on the populace had realized their earlier mistakes, but were unable to change course without risking their political careers?

In the last few years, however, I’ve come to a different conclusion. The Powers That Be don’t want to import producers; they want to import consumers. The production machine that is a modern Western economy requires a consumer base to buy all the stuff that keeps the system humming.

Productive workers aren’t as necessary to that system as they were fifty or sixty years ago. Automation has moved in and taken over many of the functions that had previously been performed by the lowly proletariat. Machines have made those workers redundant, but their patterns of consumption are necessary to keep the entire system operating at optimum capacity.

Bringing in ill-educated foreigners is necessary to make sure there are enough consumers to buy food, drink, and gewgaws, to use the electricity, to occupy the housing, and to keep the social workers employed. Thanks to automation, far fewer productively employed workers are needed nowadays to generate consumer goods. The magic of quantitative easing ensures that the State always has sufficient money to stuff into the pockets of welfare recipients, whether native or immigrant.

All Western nations are now governed to varying degrees by corporate fascism. Huge transnational corporations have a symbiotic relationship with elected political leaders and the permanent governing class. The elites who sit at the apex of this syndicalist pyramid become fabulously wealthy by vacuuming up just a small portion of the financial transactions generated by the process of production and consumption. Producers — whether human or mechanical — are needed for this process, but consumers are also an absolute necessity. Preferably consumers who spend every drachma that comes into their hands, and go deeply into high-interest debt to consume even more stuff.

As Artificial Intelligence becomes more and more sophisticated, fewer and fewer unskilled or low-skilled workers will be required. We are moving towards a future dominated by the unimaginably wealthy, who will employ a relatively small managerial class of administrators, engineers, and technicians. The only low-skilled workers needed will be personal servants and sexual playthings.

But the system will still require the lumpenproletariat as consumers. That’s where the compliant drones come in.

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The Rantings of a Tschandala

Our Israeli correspondent MC explores the historical roots of 21st-century Wokism.

The rantings of a Tschandala

by MC

“The fate of our times is characterized by rationalization and intellectualization and, above all, by the disenchantment of the world.”

“Precisely the ultimate and most sublime values have retreated from public life either into the transcendental realm of mystic life or into the brotherliness of direct and personal human relations.”

― Max Weber

I am in my 70th year. I was born in 1951, the year the King died.

For most of my life we have been in the post-WW2 ‘hot’ peace — Korea, Suez, Aden, Cyprus, Israel, Vietnam, Malaysia (I was there), Israel, Oman, Northern Ireland (I have the medal for this one), Falklands, Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen and probably more in India, Pakistan, Burma/Myanmar, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Grenada, Angola, Mozambique, Rhodesia/Zimbabwe.

But only now do I get shivers down my spine as the moderating hand of Western Civilization circles the plughole prior to disappearing down the drain.

The long struggle to remove slavery from the equation, to deliver some degree of liberty to all and sundry is in the process of failing, failing because Karl Marx and his sponsors did not like mere Christianity.

It is no accident that civilization and Christianity have walked hand in hand. Here in Israel we are celebrating Pesach (Passover) in memory of the time in which Yahovah brought His people (and a lot of Egyptians — the Mixed Multitude) out of slavery and into a new land.

Tomorrow is Bikkurim, the festival of first fruits, signalling the end of Matzos (Unleavened Bread) and the beginning of the counting of the Omer leading up to Shauvot (Pentecost).

I am a biblical fundamentalist. I start at the beginning of the book, not the middle, and that is the difference. Christianity is the religion of Constantine, an amalgam of the religions of Rome in the third century; Mithras, Celebe, Dagon and Jesus amongst others, but based on the Ten Commandments of the Jews.

It is those ten commandment that led to the enlightenment and to the industrial revolution, and above all, to contract law and legal systems which made farming and commerce (and mining/drilling) — and therefore manufacturing — viable. A law applicable both to rulers and the ruled.

For the first fifty years of my life, these things seemed set in stone, but Marx had set in motion a set of forces that put man’s commandments above God’s commandments. The leaven of the Pharisees 2: intellectuals know best!

Under Marxist theory, the rules only apply to the ruled; the elite can do as they please. This used to be called Feudalism, but Marx picked it up, cleaned and polished it and rebranded it under new management — bold, sexy and utopian.

No churches, no priests, no landlords, everybody equal — just commissars and apparatchiks ‘caring’ and sharing their superiority (with the help the odd persuader or two)….

We all know how that worked out, it was later revamped as Fascism (Statism) and then as Nazism (Leader {Fuhrer} Worship). It is a little-known fact that the Nazi Party did not sign the 1945 surrender document; only the military did. Thus the government did not surrender as such, and Nazism did not die, it relocated, it morphed into something maybe even more deadly. But that’s ‘conspiracy theory’.

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The Tomb is Empty

The Lord is risen!

Happy Easter, everyone.

I attended a small Episcopal church for more than thirty years until COVID closed it down last year. Or, to be more precise, the bishop of the Diocese of Southern Virginia closed it down. After Governor Ralph “Coonman” Northam allowed places of worship to reopen (with capacity restrictions), the bishop, in her infinite wisdom, decided that Episcopal congregations would not be safe if people attended services in churches, so she issued a ukase insisting that they remain closed.

St. Paul tells us that “Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow — not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.” (Romans 8:38) But he didn’t know about COVID, which is more powerful than all those things he mentioned. It not only separates Episcopalians from God’s love, it obviously deprives them of their ability to reason.

Our little church resumed services last spring after the governor gave religious gatherings his imprimatur. However, two factions developed within the congregation: those who were sorely afraid of the Wuhan Coronavirus, and those who weren’t. The former group was not content to simply stay home from church; they were adamant that the rest of the congregation also follow the COVID drill — masks, social distancing, no touching each other, no eating together, sanitizing everything after services, etc. Rather than try and talk the second group (which constituted a majority) into compliance, they contacted the bishop, who came down on our church like a ton of bricks. We were shut down, and the church remained closed until Palm Sunday last week. In the two services they’ve had since then, there have been no prayer books in the pews, no singing, no passing the peace, no communion, and no coffee hour. I didn’t attend either service, but I think there were, in addition to the new priest, three or four people in attendance, socially distanced, with their masks on.

Can you imagine celebrating an Easter Eucharist without singing? I can’t, either. That’s why I wasn’t there today.

Beginning last summer, the dissidents of our congregation — who, as I said, constituted a majority — have been meeting clandestinely in the living room of a private home. Our priest, who served the church for a number of years before it closed, is one of them, so we can celebrate a full Eucharist, unmasked, with no social distancing. Our organist is also there; she plays a baby grand piano while we all sing, joyfully and with gusto.

After today’s Easter service we gathered for lunch in the adjacent dining room. It was traditional Easter fare: ham, asparagus, boiled potatoes, and little chocolate bunny candies for dessert.

We all agreed that the Lord has blessed us in our new place of worship.

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Last year I discussed the fact that when the congregation fractured along the fearful/fearless fault line, it also divided itself along a political fault line. I’m pretty sure that those who demanded “safety”, the ones who attended COVID-compliant services last week and today, also voted for Biden. But none of the dissidents who chose to risk communal worship did — all of us were Trump voters, and we can now speak freely about politics over lunch if we want to, without having to worry about triggering any of those present.

It’s an interesting correlation: people who are fearful about the “pandemic” tend to be liberals. Opinion polls confirm the trend; it’s one of the stronger correlations revealed by national surveys. I don’t know why it should be that way, but there it is.

The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia!

Inertia-Selling the Vax

For the last couple of weeks I’ve been using the above graphic to illustrate my posts about the COVID “vaccine”. It’s a panel from a 1969 strip by R. Crumb from Zap Comix #3. An ancient memory of it from my hippie days popped into my head, so I tracked it down and scanned it. The strip it was taken from is called “Street Corner Daze”, a warning about the dangers of speed.

It will probably come in handy over the next few months as the push for “vaccine passports” gathers momentum.

Yesterday I received a phone call from the family practice group that serves as my primary health care provider. The young lady on the other end of the line said: “I wanted to let you know that the Moderna vaccine in. Your first dose has been scheduled for such-and-such a date; will that work for you, or do you need to reschedule?”

I wasn’t really surprised by the call, because I had read reports that this is the tack that health care providers are taking to push the experimental mRNA medical treatment they misidentify as a “vaccine”. They use a form of inertia selling to induce their patients to take the jab: We’ve set up an appointment for you; let us know if you need to change the date. That is, they don’t offer the option of not getting the shot.

I’m a geezer, but my mental faculties are fortunately still sharp enough that I can recognize when I’m being manipulated. I told her that I would not be getting the “vaccine”. She cheerfully thanked me, and said she would make a note of that fact in my chart.

I don’t know what happens under the same circumstances to people who are hard of hearing, or more confused, or entering the early stages of dementia — maybe not as bad as Joe Biden, but not always able to take in the full significance of what’s going on. I assume they just dutifully show up for their appointment and roll up their sleeve when prompted.

It made me think about who designed this vax-to-the-max sales approach and ordered their subordinates to implement it. “Follow the money” is always the best bet. The little clinic where my doctor works is owned by a larger regional outfit, but I don’t know whether that company is in turn subordinate to an even larger entity. Ultimately the Commonwealth of Virginia, the federal government, and the pharmaceutical companies are back there calling the shots, as it were, but the exact chain of command is unclear.

Well, anyway… The note’s in my chart. Now they know I’m a dissident.

My stance is very unusual among people in my social milieu, i.e. college-educated geezers, most of them retired government employees. Only one of my old friends has refused the vax (she also refuses to wear a mask — good for her).

I also don’t have a cell phone. Which makes me a complete oddball — no baby monitor, no social media, no jab. I’m just totally out of touch with the 21st century.

Sacrificing Liberty for Fear

Once again our Israeli correspondent MC does battle with the Narrative of the Great Pandemic of 2020.

Sacrificing Liberty for Fear

by MC

Bolshevik Communism was supposed to take over the world. The Third Reich was also to be a worldwide movement. So what is ‘Globalism’ but a reincarnation of both at the expense of our liberty?

Men rise to power, and then the ‘power’ takes over. They see themselves as gods, having a vision of world betterment, creating ‘new men’ to follow their doctrines and their beliefs, or to die in their dissidence.

There has been much talk of the mRNA vaccines being a mass elimination event. Although they are probably not, it has demonstrated how easy it is now to use fear to get people to voluntarily submit to be injected with strange experimental substances, to willingly sacrifice their hard won freedom of choice for an insubstantial but highly propagandized fear.

First a word on Spanish Flu. SF is the benchmark for ‘pandemics’, but like the plagues and black deaths before it, we know very little about it except that the described symptoms match those of Reye’s Syndrome (not influenza).

The existence of the first viruses was confirmed in the 1930s with the advent of the electron microscope, but there has been a tendency to equate all undefined illness with ‘viruses’ ever since. One can read about this in the Japanese ‘enteroviroform’ (SMON) issue of the 1960’s. Here is a 1974 paper where scientists are still looking for a ‘virus’ causing SMON.

It is assumed that the Spanish Flu came back with the soldiers from the WW1 trenches, but there is an alternative explanation as well (note: aspirin is acetyl salicylic acid):

The high case-fatality rate — especially among young adults — during the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic is incompletely understood. Although late deaths showed bacterial pneumonia, early deaths exhibited extremely “wet,” sometimes hemorrhagic lungs. The hypothesis presented herein is that aspirin contributed to the incidence and severity of viral pathology, bacterial infection, and death, because physicians of the day were unaware that the regimens (8.0-31.2 g per day) produce levels associated with hyperventilation and pulmonary edema in 33% and 3% of recipients, respectively. Recently, pulmonary edema was found at autopsy in 46% of 26 salicylate-intoxicated adults. Experimentally, salicylates increase lung fluid and protein levels and impair mucociliary clearance. In 1918, the US Surgeon General, the US Navy, and the Journal of the American Medical Association recommended use of aspirin just before the October death spike. If these recommendations were followed, and if pulmonary edema occurred in 3% of persons, a significant proportion of the deaths may be attributable to aspirin.

Given that our obsession with viral pandemics is centred upon the assumption that Spanish Flu and its extraordinary death rate amongst young people was actually a viral pandemic rather than an iatrogenic accident, it is incumbent upon us to understand what is known of the event, and understand as well the many unanswered questions that still exist a hundred or so years later. I suggest reading the whole article as it throws some light on modern pandemic planning, and the assumed narrative of the ‘killer virus’ that is behind the great 2020 plandemic.

Covid-19 may well be new, and may well be the result of careless handling of bio-warfare pathogens, but its effects were minimal except amongst those compromised by age and chronic disease. It was no worse than the ‘Asian flu’ of 1957 that I can just about remember (extra school holidays).

What is new about Corona was the fanning of the flames of fear by highly paid and connected public servants and the ultra-rich, probably for their own benefit but basted with a liberal virtue-signal of supposed philanthropy. Is Fauci a hero or a cheat?

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Making Mozambique Safe for Democracy

The United States Government has taken note of the ongoing slaughter in the jihad that is currently being waged in northern Mozambique. It appears the East African country can expect a bout of nation-building, courtesy of Uncle Sam.

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this article from the Portuguese-language Folha de Maputo:

Pentagon “determined” to support Mozambique in the fight against ISIS

March 30, 2021

The United States is “determined” to support the Mozambican government in combating the insurgents in Cabo Delgado Province, which are considered affiliates of the Islamic State/ISIS, the spokesman for the Pentagon, John Kirby, affirmed yesterday.

Maputo — The official of the Department of Defense in Washington reacted to the attack by the insurgents, who the US designates as ISIS-Mozambique (Also known as Ansar al-Sunna) on the town of Palma, which has caused dozens of deaths.

“We remain committed to working together with the government of Mozambique to counter terrorism and violent extremism and defeat ISIS,” affirmed Kirby in a statement condemning the attack.

The attacks “show a complete disregard for the welfare and security of the local population which has suffered tremendously at the terrorists’ brutal and indiscriminate tactics,” he said.

The Islamic State has already claimed responsibility for the attack and control of the town, near the Afungi Peninsula, the epicenter of the Mozambican natural gas operations.

Kirby did not explain in what form the Defense Department will be able to help in the specific case of Palma.

In mid-March, the North American Command for Africa (Africom) announced the start of a program of training of special Mozambican troops.

A few days earlier, the North American Department of State designated ISIS-Mozambique and its leader, Abu Yasir Hassan, as terrorists.

“Since October 2017, ISIS-Mozambique, led by Abu Yasir Hassan, has killed about 1,200 civilians,” said the statement by the State Department sent to Lusa [Portuguese news agency].

“It is estimated that more than 2,300 civilians, security force members, and suspected ISIS-Mozambique militants have been killed since the terrorist group began its violent extremist insurgency,” it said

ISIS-Mozambique, known locally as al-Shabaab, allegedly swore allegiance to ISIS as early as April of 2018 and was recognized by the organization as an affiliate in August of 2019.

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