Some Stuff I Think You Might Like #12
A regular round-up of all the best articles, videos, and podcasts that probably didn’t make your newsfeed.
Ever since the repeal of mask mandates, the rollback of lingering lockdown restrictions, and of course, the total collapse of the vaccine narrative, the term ‘hold the line’ has rather disappeared from within alt-media circles. Back during the dark, divisive days of covid hysteria, the phrase acted as a much-needed reminder that we were not alone - not to mention a bold declaration as to the immense power of non-compliance - and yet, in the wake of Biden’s now infamous “Pedo Hitler” speech, I think we could do with reviving similar sentiments.
After all, while the incompetence of this administration is pretty self-evident, neither were their optics a mistake. The blood red background, the shadowy military figures, the extra amphetamines Jill had clearly ground into his ice-cream, the whole spectacle was a blatant attempt to provoke a reaction. The establishment can feel their grasp on authority slipping and just as with the FBI’s raid on Mar-a-Lago, they are again trying to bait us into something that would justify the ‘emergency powers’ they desperately require. Needless to say, we must not give it to them. As January 6th showed, they and their lapdog media are capable of repackaging even a minor kerfuffle as something akin to the apocalypse, yet for all their self-righteous hand-wringing over the alleged extremism of ‘MAGA Republicans’, more people than ever before are turning off these three-letter propagandists in favor of truly independent journalism.
Here are some of the best examples I’ve stumbled across this week:
1. [S]election Code
In the run-up to the election and with the full knowledge that the cheating was going to be both widespread and rampant, I think it’s fair to say that most of us assumed this would take place under cover of covid restrictions. And as 2000 Mules showed, it most certainly did, yet amid all the ballot stuffing and late-night boosts for Joe Biden, many of us lost sight of something Lara Logan, director of [S]election Code, did not - the voting machines. According to her official press release:
“(The movie) follows the story of Tina Peters the County Clerk in Mesa Colorado, who made a backup of her counties Dominion Voting System server, only to stumble across evidence of manipulation in a recent local city council election…. and also the 2020 general election. Tina’s discovery ignites a chain reaction upending her life. And upending the world.”
Kind of a kitschy sign-off, I’ll admit, but nevertheless, there can be little denying that the evidence presented by Logan has enormous ramifications, not just for 2020, but US elections stretching back for decades, the generosity of the irrepressible Mike Lindell, ensuring you can watch [S]election Code for free on the official website.
2. The Terrifying Vacuity of Klaus Schwab - Eugyppius
I promised myself I would read The Great Reset, I really did. And to be fair, I think I stuck with it longer than most. You see, before starting, I’d somehow convinced myself that, although the book might be a terrifying glimpse into our dystopian future, the sheer dreadfulness of that future would at least prove compelling. But no such luck. Remarkably, for one of the most discussed publications in recent years, The Great Reset fails to achieve even the meagre accolade of ‘readable’ - perhaps, some might argue, by design - the tediousness such that I struggled through barely a third of it before at last admitting defeat.
Eugyppius, one of the most insightful writers on Substack, was more resolute. Taking the point of view of a literary critic, he deconstructs Schwab’s litany of authorial shortcomings, which in turn exposes the fundamental flaw in his worldview. The image he creates is not of some irrepressible technocratic super-genius, but rather something all the more dangerous: a deluded, ideologically-possessed narcissist, his review of The Great Reset the most fabulously scathing I’ve encountered.
“The Great Reset is not a book that begins with a fully-formed argument, which it seeks to articulate through successive proofs. Nor is it a book that finds its purpose along the way. It is of that still more miserable variety, that is always on the verge of discovering what it means to say, but can never quite get there. I have a vision of Schwab in his study, typing furiously with extended index fingers like a bicephalic chicken, marshalling all his meagre powers to reconstruct the very unexpected pandemic in which he found himself, such that it might better resemble the kind of global ESG stakeholder capitalism woo crisis that Schwab would really prefer to pronounce upon. “We must get back to my pet themes” is what Schwab is trying to tell us in The Great Reset. It is above all a childish book.”
3. World War Next - Contemplations on the Tree of Woe
If you’re not concerned about the prospect of World War III breaking out then it’s safe to say you’re not paying attention.
Written by an experienced wargame designer and unquestionably the most depressing writer on Substack, this series speculates how such a terrifying scenario might play out, weighing up the respective strengths and weaknesses of Russia, China, and the US. The first part, which I’ve linked above, delves into the combat readiness of each nation as well as their capacity for wartime production while in part two, the author considers the internal factors which might impact their appetite for a protracted conflict. The recently released third installment is the nerdiest of all, presenting the rules for a fully playable tabletop wargame which, as unfathomable as it might now seem, could soon emerge as a hellishly tangible reality.
“Virtually every public discussion of World War III scenarios, and the vast majority of WWIII fiction, assumes that WWIII will be very short. The assumption seems to be that one side or the other will quickly gain the upper hand, the other side will then threaten to use nuclear weapons to end the conflict, and the hot war will end with some sort of negotiated armistice to avoid global annihilation.
I believe this notion is terribly mistaken. Prior to the outbreak of every major war, the strategists on both sides are virtually always confident that the next war will be short. “You’ll be home for Christmas, boys!” Whether we look at the American Civil War, First World War, Korean War, Iraq War, Afghanistan War, or the most recent Russo-Ukraine War, we see that wars always last much longer than the pre-war planners expected.”
4. Fauci’s Red Guards - Michael Senger
For many of us, the moment the official covid narrative went from being simply fishy to palpable, undeniable bullshit was when they started censoring doctors who dissented from it. The irony scarcely needs to be mentioned. In a misguided attempt to keep the truth from getting out, the establishment ended up alerting the most attentive and tenacious segments of the population to the scale of its own corruption, this article by Michael Senger following the trail of bribery and kickbacks all the way to the man at the center of the web, Anthony Fauci.
For two long years, this genocidal little hobbit used his influence within the federal government to lean on Big Tech platforms to dispense with anyone, even bona fide scientists, who spread information contrary to his proclamations. And while there are no doubt numerous analogies that might be drawn between Fauci’s army of censors and various thought-police throughout history, the writer highlights a particularly pertinent comparison with Mao’s Red Guards.
“Through this method of forced preference falsification, any mass of people can be made to support virtually any policy, no matter how destructive or inimical to the interests of the people. Avoiding this spiral of preference falsification is therefore why freedom of speech is such a central tenet of the Enlightenment, and why it is given such primacy in the First Amendment of the US Constitution. No regime in American history has ever previously had the power to force preference falsification by systematically and clandestinely silencing those critical of its policies.”
5. Disclosure Hub conversation with Tom Renz
I’m a little late to this interview between alt-media stalwart Disclosure Hub and attorney-cum-freedom fighter, Tom Renz. You may recognize Renz from the testimony he provided Senator Ron Johnson - testimony the MSM still diligently ignores - in which he laid out, in brief but horrifying detail, just some of the damage done by the vaccine.
Here, the Ohio-based lawyer elaborates on just that, offering insight into the ongoing legal attempts to first stop and then find justice for, this ongoing crime against humanity. Perhaps the most telling aspect of his account regards the bully boy tactics employed by Big Pharma as well as their accomplices in government and media, and yet, even in the face of such naked persecution, so too is it heartening to see the conviction displayed by Renz and others like him as they bravely continue the fightback.
6. How Soviet ‘Science’ Killed Millions - Winston Smith
Of all the mindlessly repeated three-word phrases we’ve heard over the last five years or so - from ‘Black Lives Matter’ to ‘Flatten the Curve’, from ‘Believe all Women’ to ‘Build Back Better,’ surely it has been ‘Trust the Science’ which has been the most surefire sign of a moron.
More lamentable still, is the fact that this is far from the first time such anti-logic has been trotted out. Back during Stalin’s brutalization of the USSR, a Ukrainian biologist by the name of Trofim Lysenko was charged with the task of bettering the country’s food production by increasing crop yields - a task made all the more difficult given his unerring dedication to the doctrine of Marxism-Leninism. Lysenko’s adherence to state dogma over and above observable reality helped prolong famines which cost the lives of millions. It really is no exaggeration to say that he may be responsible for more deaths than anyone in history, and while only time will tell how his body count compares to that of Fauci, both men’s names will ultimately be remembered as shorthand for the monumental folly of state-mandated pseudo-science.
After some initial success, Lysenko quickly took to denouncing biologists (who were labelled as saboteurs and ‘fascist scientist’) and rejecting the utility of mathematics in biology (he thought mathematics useless). In one well known incident, he compared those who criticised his ideas to the peasants who resisted collectivisation, while Stalin himself sat in the audience. Stalin was the first to stand and applaud Lysenko, and would back much of Lysenko’s work from that point on. During this time, manipulated or completely falsified lab results were publicised by the state as proof of his theories. Yet again, his critics were demonised for highlighting the flaws in his thinking.
7. This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Trades - Ben Boychuk
It seems unlikely that anyone who has persisted this far will have much disagreement with my contention that Joe Biden’s plan to forgive student loan debt is patently insane. It is, quite simply, a breathtakingly egregious transfer of wealth from the most industrious members of the working class to the stupidest, laziest, weakest, and most arrogantly insufferable portion of the middle class, and what’s more, a clear illustration of the people the Democrat Party now represents.
In this article, Ben Boychuk, editor of American Greatness explores how, for decades, trade jobs have been derided in favor of supposedly more prestigious white-collar positions, as well as the consequences this has had on both society and the culture. And these consequences will soon be felt more sharply than ever. Staring into the abyss of financial oblivion, western civilization is about to become very, very aware of just how sorely it lacks the most vital skills but more alarming still, and as the author here points out, there is no quick fix available.
Baby Boomer retirements have also removed invaluable experience and institutional memory that would otherwise cultivate the next generations of tradesmen and craftsmen. Related to that, however, is the problem of widespread fatherlessness and family disintegration among the generations that followed the boom. For those of us of a certain age who did have fathers, helping our dads “get the tools,” rotate tires, change oil, replace brakes, and even service air conditioners were sometimes irritating but fairly important rites of passage. (That’s become practically impossible now as auto repair has become the province of computer experts in coveralls.)
8. Some Shameless Self-Promotion
Having already written five articles in my Klaus Schwab and the Men Who Molded Him series, I hope readers can appreciate my need for a break. There’s only so much technocratic super-evil anyone can handle, and so, in an attempt to avoid burnout, my most recent piece examined how Lawrence Kohlberg’s Theory of Moral Development - long considered the psychological measure of moral reasoning - manifested itself throughout the course of the covid hoax. Surprisingly, at least to me, this has proved the most popular thing I’ve published in a while, but nevertheless, I wanted to assure subscribers who joined my newsletter during the Schwab series that a sixth and final part is currently in the works: an investigation into the relationship between the WEF founder and his deranged, power-mad sidekick, Yuval Noah Harari.
Although it might at times feel as though those of us alive today have been fated to suffer through the stupidest, most cattle-brained chapter in human history – and looking back on it, the Covid era seems increasingly deserving of the title – even this unprecedented species-wide spaz-out remains well within the parameters of expected psychology. Throughout this article, I hope to illustrate just how society’s varying reactions, not to any virus, but rather to the flagrant corruptions and injustices it facilitated, has gone some way toward proving the essential truth of Kohlberg’s claims. Understand, I am in no way asserting that morality was the only factor at play. Fear, ignorance, incuriosity, shallowness of thought, servility both the instinctive and the learned, all helped ensure that vast swathes of the population walked unquestioningly, often even eagerly, into the jaws of their own enslavement. Nevertheless, as the initial hysteria died down and the theatre of health protocol became normalized, it seems pretty self-evident that so too did the full strata of ethical reasoning start to reveal itself
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