Thinking Points Memo, Jan. 30, 2022
Here are my latest thinking points:
Ya don’t say!?
China’s Strict Covid-Era Controls May Outlast Covid
Emboldened by their successes in stamping out Covid, Chinese officials are turning their sharpened surveillance against other risks, including crime, pollution and “hostile” political forces. This amounts to a potent techno-authoritarian tool for Mr. Xi as he intensifies his campaigns against corruption and dissent.
The foundation of the controls is the health code. The local authorities, working with tech companies, generate a user’s profile based on location, travel history, test results and other health data. The code’s color — green, yellow or red — determines whether the holder is allowed into buildings or public spaces. Its use is enforced by legions of local officials with the power to quarantine residents or restrict their movements.
What’s odd about the article is that the NY Times restricts their analysis to China. But everyone knows that Bill Gates, Big Tech, and Big Pharma want to impose these sorts of totalitarian surveillance systems on the whole world. San Francisco, Boston, New York, and Chicago have already begun to emulate the Chinese system — with nary a word of protest from the Gray Lady or the bougiecrats.
They are not going to just let us go Amish
They said, “if you don’t like the censorship on Twitter, then go start your own electronic message board.” We did — Parler — and then Apple and Google removed it from their App stores.
When Joe Rogan interviews a scientist or doctor, he can generate as many views as a State of the Union Address. So the bougiecrats are desperately pressuring Spotify to cancel him.
Critical thinkers are thriving on Substack. And so the bougiecrats launched a coordinated attack on Substack in the mainstream press.
(By the way, none of the Pro Pharma talking heads who are always on TV could start a Substack — no one would subscribe, there is no real audience for their lies. In the marketplace of ideas we are winning in a rout.)
So it is not just that we need to create our own separate economy — we are doing that and our economy is growing faster than the poisoned and dying mainstream society. But in setting up our alternative economy we also need to set up the modern equivalents of moats, draw bridges, and armor to defend ourselves from the mainstream attacks that are sure to follow. So our new ventures need redundancy, work-arounds, and back-up plans for when we get hit by the mainstream crazies.
The partitioning of the bougie brain
Long Op Ed in today’s NY Times today on the importance of not banning books — even if the subject matter is unsettling.
The article is directed at Republicans who the author sees as censoring textbooks and the novels that are taught in schools.
But there is not even the slightest hint of self-awareness that the NY Times calls for digital book burning every day under the guise of censoring “misinformation” — a term that they use frequently but never define.
So on the one hand, the NY Times virtue signals by calling on school librarians and administrators to protect free speech. On the other hand, the NY Times has spent two years gleefully attacking anyone who has the audacity to interview doctors & scientists or read a scientific study for themselves.
I would think that the cognitive dissonance of this sort of hypocrisy would be uncomfortable. But now I’m wondering if vaccines have caused so much neurological damage that Democrats are literally no longer physically capable of processing logic or reason. They do not respond to cognitive dissonance because they no longer feel cognitive dissonance — the dendrites in those regions of their brain are dead.
The New Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Instagram is digital Seroquel — it erases your mind. I think that’s what people like about it. Each Instagram Reel feels meaningful — financial advice! sexy dancing! soccer goals! wise quote read by someone who sounds like Morgan Freeman! dogs being dogs! funny quip! heartbreaking poem! — three to ten seconds at a time. But shake them all up and at the end of ten minutes, an hour, or more — one remembers nothing. TikTok is the same.
I can’t watch movies anymore
I signed up for HBO Max. Seems like they have good content. But five to ten minutes into a movie I turn it off because I realize that whatever is being depicted on screen is far less interesting than the actual Pharma-apocalypse happening all around us. So then I log out and just go back to fighting Pharma.
Sean Illing interviews Democratic strategist James Carville over on Vox:
Joe Manchin sank Biden’s agenda. Democrats are lucky to have him.
Only 11 percent of the Democratic Party is progressive. It’s the smallest part of the party. But the problem is they make 70 percent of the noise —
Yes, but also in newsrooms and academia and all over the foundations. All I can tell you is that this is what people hear. And what it’s done is weaken our political immune system. People believe this is what the party represents. “They want to defund the police.” “They want open borders.” “They want to empty the jails.” It’s defining the party.
It does beg the question though. If only 6% of American adults identify as progressive, then why does the mainstream media carry their message non-stop? And I think the answer is that the predatory billionaires are using the progressive movement to advance their agenda. THAT’S how one dominates every newscast with only 6% support.
In the 2020 election, dark money groups in both parties raised and spent more money than the Presidential candidates themselves
Democrats Decried Dark Money. Then They Won With It in 2020.
A New York Times analysis reveals how the left outdid the right at raising and spending millions from undisclosed donors to defeat Donald Trump and win power in Washington.
This table is everything:
The dark money race is the election.
MEANWHILE, the movement for medical freedom spends exactly $0 trying to win elections — in case you were wondering why we have not won yet. Time to level up.
(It’s best with the sound on.) This video will be censored within days if not hours — so if you want to see it again, please download it now.
Ain’t that the truth!
Blessings to all of the warriors! 🤗
Prayers for all of the truckers! 🙏
In the comments please let me know what’s on your mind. 🙌
This video of Alex Berenson on Tucker Carlson Tonight is amazing and will save lives:
With a tiny handful of exceptions, I haven’t been able to watch movies, documentaries, or television shows for years as the propaganda is so embarrassingly obvious, I cannot fathom how anyone tolerates being force-fed such tripe.