The Australian media has taken a break from Covid hysteria to whip up a new wave of hysteria about men behaving badly in federal parliament. There was an accusation of rape committed inside the parliament one drunken night, with a police complaint being made two years after the alleged act. Then a senior politician was accused by a dead, bipolar ex-girlfriend of raping her decades ago. Yes, dead. She wrote something about these ‘recovered memories’ before she died.
So far, so Narrative-friendly. Men are bad! Believe all women!
On 25th February, 2020, I wrote an article listing the many US and world leaders over the age of 70, pointing out that there was a very high chance not all of them would survive that year (with or without the coof) and that this unsurprising outcome would likely give rise to baseless conspiracy allegations.
I’m not going to make the case for any of these things.
Rather, this is a reminder that Team Blue’s primary means of advocating these views are (a) to insist that we believe the science and listen to experts, and (b) to censor any alternative views as ‘disinformation’.
There’s an evil German engineer trying to take over the world through a nefarious scheme called The Great Reset. It’s probably full-on Soviet Marxism in Woke clothing. As for Klaus Schwab himself, I can’t tell whether he’s a demon in human form or just a lizard person. Maybe something halfway between.
Demoralization involves undermining a nation’s confidence and faith in its own moral fibre. Among the Woke, this has been achieved totally: they fervently believe everything about the West has always been broken and are prepared to use violence to upend it all and set it right.
Let us take it as given that a virus as contagious as Covid is virtually impossible to eradicate except in countries with easy-to-seal borders. At best, it can be somewhat suppressed until a vaccine arrives, treatment improves or herd immunity is achieved.
In Australia we tend to ape everything our Americans cousins do, good and bad. If they try zero-tolerance policing, so do we. If they bomb Syria, so do we. If they stick a spoon up their arse, so do we.
In the 1990s there was some antipodean muttering about our primitive electoral system. Voters mark paper ballots with pencils and these are counted by hand, the results telephoned into headquarters for the official tally. If it’s close, we might not get the result until very late at night or even the next day.
‘Why don’t we copy the Americans?’ asked the monkeys. ‘They have machines that can tally the vote instantly.’
First, here are some points that are not in question:
– Yes of course there was cheating. I’m trying to get at whether there was more than usual, i.e. enough to flip a race that was not already razor-tight.
– Yes, there are many dodgy things about the process itself including the movement of ballots, lack of scrutineers etc. I considered writing a post about how this could be improved but realized it was far, far too late. 2000 was the year to fix it.
This is a long post, part 1 of 4 in a series, because I wanted to be thorough. Big claims need big evidence. You might want to pack your lunch.
“Stopping the spread of this virus both in China and globally is WHO’s highest priority,” said Dr Tedros. “We appreciate the seriousness with which China is taking this outbreak, especially the commitment from top leadership, and the transparency they have demonstrated, including sharing data and genetic sequence of the virus. WHO is working closely with the government on measures to understand the virus and limit transmission. WHO will keep working side-by-side with China and all other countries to protect health and keep people safe.”
When the WHO first made this announcement, with its bold and slightly baffling praise for China’s, erm, transparency, I was willing to give it a pass.
China had finally owned up to the crisis (once they couldn’t hide it any more), had notified the WHO, had released the DNA sequence of the virus, and was sharing infection data. Sort of. The WHO could be excused for worrying that China might clam up again, as it had done during the SARS crisis, so it was probably trying to offer some positive reinforcement for China’s baby steps towards being a responsible global citizen. And anyway, as a UN agency, they have to be diplomatic.
Now that Corona is turning into a pandemic, it is important to nip some conspiracy theories in the bud. Soon, ‘Trump didn’t die of corona’ or ‘Bernie didn’t die of corona’ are likely to become memes. Get used to the idea now: one or more big names in the US gerontocracy will probably not make it to November 2020, either due to the virus or other age-related causes.
The fatality rate of the disease is yet unknown, because (a) the death rate in China is increased by an overwhelmed health system, and (b) because we cannot trust any figures coming out of there anyway. However, it is clear that those over seventy years old are more at risk than younger people.
Here is a list of people. If one of them dies in the next few months everyone will be exclaiming, ‘CIA! Deep State! Reptiles!’, but in fact, the chances of one falling from natural causes is high.
Recently there seems to be a new acceptance of Trump among the Deep State. This could be related to Bernie Sanders’ surge, who would be even more disruptive. Or it could be because Trump needs to sure up support from rattish Republican senators in order to survive impeachment. In any case, it seems Trump has been brought to heel.
Aside from being mostly quiet about the outrageous Epstein case and even hiring his lawyers, Trump has approved Read More
Lesbian filmmaker Mike Moore once famously said that rust belt whites were going to vote for Trump not because they thought he was any good, but because he would be a ‘hand grenade’ that they would toss into an uncaring Washington establishment, and the intention was to blow it all up.
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