The truth may be that the coronavirus did not blink into existence in Wuhan one year ago. Rather, it had been incubating in the psyche of modern societies for years. The ease with which populations not only acquiesced to governmental restrictions but also wilfully demanded more of them is proof that we had already accepted the premise of the coronavirus lockdowns into our hearts long ago. It is worth noting that almost all the trends and changes that the coronavirus has seemingly unleashed are simply an acceleration of what was preexisting: Atomization, a retreat from the physical world into the digital, a neurotic collective hysteria in the face of death without a spiritual framework, the expectation that the government will provide, a pseudo-religious belief in experts and scientific redemption, and the hyper-politicization of communal activity.
The fact is the physical world has lost its grip over the modern imagination. Going out to earn a living is an almost archaic activity when we are inching towards states so all-encompassing that they will provide a universal basic income driven by fiat money printing. The rise of Bitcoin is a reaction to the feeling that our economies are a giant fiction, running up debts that are never intended to be repaid, presided over by a handful of oligarchs with more wealth than we could ever even imagine. Under these conditions, heading outside and into the office seems terribly outmoded. Likewise, in the digital age, sex has been relegated to a solo activity as pornography supplants procreation for the OnlyFans generation. In the West, there are fewer and fewer communal anchors as pubs and churches close. All of this contributes to the feeling that there is nothing out there in the world of any value, and so the loss of the freedom to go outside and to associate for many has been more an inconvenience than a matter of life and death.
Meanwhile, state and federal officials signal their virtue by parading around—even outdoors—in masks, as if such displays were substitutes for reopening schools and repairing the tremendous damage that has been done to the economy by pointless lockdowns and restrictions. But this is where we are in America in 2021: comforting pantomimes and pirouetting around a problem are now seen as substitutes for meaningful action. No one is willing to step forward and say “enough” in the face of pointless nonsense, for fear of being called a bad name, or for fear of losing his job. And so the public suffers as a consequence. The situation cannot persist. At some point, a terrible price will be paid for this cowardly withdrawal from the responsibilities of leadership. Our military, too, will eventually pay a terrible price for its failure to assign priority to time-tested principles of combat readiness over politically-correct, delusional social engineering experiments.
For Britons, perhaps it’s the passing of this law later today, banning “non essential” overseas travel, at almost the precise point the herd/vaccine immunity makes itself clear on the official statistics.
Over the 806 years of Common Law, the principle has been consistent: if something isn’t explicitly banned, it’s allowed. Look at how lightly the current crop of politicians are prepared to flip that on its head.
Previously, if a citizen (synonym; “free man“) wished to travel overseas, they would only be prevented for a small list of reasons such as to flee prosecution for a criminal offence, or there was a reasonable expectation they were intending to commit an offence overseas (child abuse, for example).
In 2021, we now have just ten reasons a citizen can cite to not be detained in domestic captivity.
The WHO’s investigation into the origins of Covid was a shemozzle. Read the details here to avoid the Wall Street Journal paywall:
They . . . did not understand why China had waited until a few weeks before the international team arrived to test the patients for antibodies, when they may have faded to undetectable levels.
When they asked for the raw, anonymised data, China refused.
The story reveals that none of the three experts the US government recommended to the WHO for inclusion on the team even received a phone call.
Instead, the only US representation was Dr Peter Daszak, an expert in animal-to-human virus transmission whose work with a New York-based non-profit had raised concerns among US officials and scientists about a potential conflict of interest.
Dr Daszak is the president of EcoHealth Alliance, which has in the past provided funding to the Wuhan Institute of Virology – the controversial lab pinpointed by the Trump administration as the likely source of the outbreak.
In September 2019, the Wuhan Institute of Virology deleted a public database containing information on at least 16,000 virus samples.
Dr Daszak said when he asked why, Dr Shi responded that they had been forced to take it down after about 3000 hacking attempts.
In an online panel discussion earlier this month, Dr Daszak said it was “absolutely reasonable” that the database was taken offline and revealed the team did not request to see it because he personally vouched for the lab based on his group’s previous collaboration, stating that it was not relevant to the origins of the pandemic.
Since leaving China, however, some members of the team have clarified that they lacked the access, authority or expertise – such as would be required in weapons or biowarfare inspections – to conduct a thorough investigation into the lab leak theory.
#BlueAnon is a term to describe libs and their obsession with Russiagate and other conspiracy theories . . .
. . . [It’s] even banned from the Urban Dictionary, which has definitions for multiple extremely offensive terms whose repetition on Twitter would rapidly lead to my suspension.
It’s back up on Urban Dictionary. Probably SJWs flagged it so the algo made it disappear, then it got reinstated after review. There’s some pretty ripe stuff on UB, which is the point. Didn’t everyone giggle insanely while looking up rude words in the dictionary at school? That’s what they’re there for.
Interesting: the ideal number of children wanted by liberals and conservatives is about the same and has barely changed since the 70s. It’s long been 2.5 for everyone. What has changed is that the actual number of kids per family used to be higher than the ideal and now it is lower:
High IQ is especially important in commanding positions and in the more “g loaded” services. According to a 2015 paper by M.F. Cancian and M.W. Klein, it seems to have been going rapidly down even before the diversity drives of the 2010s. The cognitive performance of US Marine officers has seen a 10 IQ point decline between the 1980s and 2010.
Now that Trump is out of the way, the Left can go back to eating itself.
First under the bus is NY governor Cuomo, whose murderous mishandling of Covid was well known to anyone on right wing Twitter many months ago but is only now being exposed to the common people via the legacy media because the importance of blaming everything on Trump has faded. Apparently he got too big for his boots and was considered a rival to the Obama/Kamala faction but this is rumour, I’ve go no evidence.
People in the capital, Kinshasa, stoned and torched the 12ft (3.7m) triangular prism . . .
Some feared it was satanic or put there by aliens or by a secret cabal . . .
“We woke up and saw this metallic triangle… We were surprised because it is a triangle that we often see in documentaries about freemasons or illuminati,” local resident Serge Ifulu is quoted by Reuters as saying.
The Internet giants are only the vanguard. In the meantime, the banks are already beginning to strike powerfully (Deutsche Bank wants to cancel all business relations with Trump). Those who don’t follow suit will only get an account in an obscure regional bank in ‘Hungary’s Pampas,’ and the transfer costs will eat away most of the income. And if all the dissidents have been driven into Bitcoin, how long will Bitcoin be around? As a ‘maledict’, one who can no longer get jobs or work for political reasons, what are you left with? Molotov cocktail or collecting bottles? Are these the alternatives?
In response [to allegations of abusive material], Pornhub made drastic changes. It banned downloads and deleted all videos, except those uploaded by verified users.
Adult performers and producers had been campaigning for these features for years. ( . . .)
But the credit card suspension also makes it almost impossible for performers to receive payments or tips on the website.
Best theory I’ve heard is that this is a bid for market share from OnlyFans.
Speaking of these sites, some time ago I published a piece musing that I may be out of touch when giving Zoomers advice because their world is completely different to mine at that age.
The best response I received was a link to this long and biting piece by Flaming Eyeball. If you’re over 30 and don’t understand what’s wrong with kids these days, please read. Keep in mind that FE is talking about his peers in general, not his own situation.
If you’re reading this, you have survived 2020 and are now living in the future.
In Japanese, the new year’s greeting is literally, “Congratulations on opening the New Year,” i.e. “Hey, we didn’t die yet!” Grim bastards. This year, however, it makes perfect sense.
I’ve had more problems this year than I’ve whinged about on these pages out of respect for my readers and those doing it much tougher than me. However, we must have faith that tomorrow will be better than today. Gambare!
To start us off on a positive note, here are the most popular Dark Side links from 2020 in case you missed them:
1. The number one site youse clicked on was Unz. I have decided not to include the top article. Instead, the second most popular one is from Steve Sailer and discusses our new Tiger Children overlords.
Unz is hit-and-miss. They have wacky conspiracies over there but the blogs by Steve, Anatoly Karlin and Audacious Epigone are worth your while. Have a glance at the main page from time to time to see if there’s something interesting.
There was once a hard-nosed Australian media magnate called Kerry Packer. He was a billionaire who, upon being revived from a state of what once would have been death, declared, “I’ve been to the other side and there’s nothing there.”
After he crossed over permanently, his son James took over the family business. While the two are similarly handsome (below), the younger Packer seems to lack the poise and business acumen of his father.
James has been getting himself into a bit of trouble. He recently admitted to threatening to get Mossad to harm an American investor for backing out of a deal. He blamed bipolar disorder.
The end of rule of law in LA. Offenses such as trespassing, burglary, threats, underage drinking, public drunkenness and others are now just about impossible to prosecute.
LAPD will tolerate this treachery and I’ll never understand why. The constant “Repeat offenses” exception is funny because you can’t have repeat offenses if you never prosecute the first offense.
So, criminals are free to do whatever they want short of arson and Knockout Game, plus the hallucinating tweaker psychotics now enjoy blanket immunities from prosecution. I have family still in L.A.. I’ll send tasers to the conservative ones and happy vibes to the liberal ones. Merry Christmas!
You may know that we suffer from elite overproduction. As has happened throughout history, the over-educated and underemployed are causing unrest.
This article goes into more depth and explores how the 1/3 university educated in the West have become a highly disciplined class, like the guilds of old:
Donald Trump, whatever else one may say of him, was not defeated by ideas, but by a society-spanning managerial omerta, organized by a stunningly impressive (and frankly, terrifying) class alliance working together in total discipline.
Understand, of course, he did this with less money. With active media hostility and lies. With a conservative intellectual class at best halfheartedly behind him. With some conservative media outlets and of course, the Never Trump movement, actively agitating against him. With the polls showing him losing by historic margins in every battleground state.
One might add, he also did this despite extreme social media censorship, especially over the Covid issue. Despite wall-to-wall opposition, whatever the true result, about half the country ignored the instructions of their overlords and voted for Trump anyway.