Here are my latest thinking points: Ya don’t say!? China’s Strict Covid-Era Controls May Outlast Covid...
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.
NYT -- It's not okay to keep some books out of school libraries because some people think tjey are inapropriate for children. However it is okay to censor political views or covid information that adults read.
Yup that makes sense. (To hypocrites)
Another excellent roundup Toby
Years ago I watched the Black Mirror series on Netflix. Way too prophetic. Even the creator Charlie Brooker can’t write any more episodes stating real world madness has surpassed his formally fictional dark visions.
There is some relief in 80s comedies perhaps. Anything to recall the simpler time.
Another outstanding essay. It feels so good to be awake but not woke.
Let's go, Brandeau!
The utter tone deafness of contemporary Democrats has been my theme for the week, and I'm glad you touched on it in multiple places. I also read the NYT article about China incredulously. Watched the classist media and governing elite smear the truckers as "white supremacists." (Yep, that old trope. Divide and conquer the working class that you simultaneously despise and pander to.)
But-- partially because I am a parent to young kids, and partially because I was educated among that elite class and understand them well-- the banning books issue hits me the hardest. For them, this isn't about freedom of speech. It is about their absolute conviction that they are morally and intellectually superior to those who hold differing views. That is why we they want control of our children, and that is why they also need to censor and ban the kind of information we might be able to access.
Philosophically speaking, it is a very scary point of view even if you agree with them on all of the issues-- because one day you may not.
Oh, speaking of censorless platforms, the new Twitter substitute Panquake is about to launch. There are no ads, no selling of data, and complete privacy. No opinions left or right will be censored. Please support them. They have made sure it can not be deplatformed.
Carville? The same guy who wrote a book in 2009 titled 40 More Years - where he also claimed: "Since 2004, Americans have been witnessing and participating in the emergence of a Democratic majority that will last not four but forty years.
And NOW he goes on to say: "Only 11 percent of the Democratic Party is progressive. It’s the smallest part of the party. 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."
Unless one of us is living under a rock - that's exactly what the Democratic Party now represents and has fulfilled.
I think the best description that now defines the Democrat Party is delusional - bona fide compulsive pathological liars - that party of Gas Lighting and completely devoid of all reality.
Carville reminds me of Christie Cremes - acting as though his opinion still matters and is relevant.
I loved how Murphy met with him recently to discuss running in 2024. The skinny version of Chris Christie.
Don't worry about the video. If they take it down, I'll do another one. Probably about time anyway!
The NY TIMES has never properly reviewed RFKjrs “The Real Anthony Fauci”. A bestseller, one of the most important books of my life. In 50 years, they will laud it and the author.
As a kid I remember when Malcolm X died, there was no outpouring of support from any media, liberal or conservative. Most people catch on decades later.
To learn something means to get a clearer or more accurate vision of the difference between right and wrong. To learn anything from the trucker's event, let's ask: What is it that many of us have thought of previously, that the trucker's event shows that it may be wrong?
A. That, in the words of the great historian Carroll Quigley, the Western civilisation is "just about finished." That, as someone else said recently, "COVID proves that Western society had already largely destroyed itself, top-down, over many decades."
B. That, in the words of Buckminster Fuller, the way to change something is to "build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete," or put more precisely, Bill Mollison says there is "futility of revolutionaries who have no gardens, who depend on the very system they attack, and who produce words and bullets, not food and shelter.”
Which makes one think. If the crisis in Ottawa extends, who'll feed the people?
All the quoted views may turn out to be true.
But, my guess is that every opportunity for a good fight and resistance counts, and we should exploit it.
Toby, I laughed out loud at your comments regarding not being able to watch a movie. I so identify with you and this issue of finding casual reading and movie watching boring and terribly unfulfilling! I would much rather be educating myself on all of the COVID lies and writing to help WAKE UP the sheep. Keep up the great work!
This strikes me as the biggest news
Is it fake news? I'm guessing not fake.
The “governed by truckers” quote is a lift from one of WF Buckley’s all time greats:
I enthusiastically agree with both quotes!