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04 May 2022

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Bill Tozer

If social media won’t do the heavy lifting for the Great White Father in Washington, then it is time for Big Bro to step in and do the job itself.

BREAKING: So Much for ‘Nonpartisan’! Biden Disinfo Board Leader Jennifer Daskal Is a Biden Donor

https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/business/joseph-vazquez/2022/05/16/breaking-so-much-nonpartisan-biden-disinfo-board-leader

Bill Tozer

re: update—poetic truths also come with a complimentary sound of silence

Nets STILL Hiding Orwellian, Bullying Censor Who Runs ‘Disinformation’ Board

“RealClearInvestiations deputy editor Benjamin Weingarten put it this way in Thursday’s New York Post: “If you were trying to discredit your own regime, you would be hard-pressed to do better than create a Ministry of Truth, house it within your domestic-security apparatus and appoint a serial spewer of untruth to lead it.”

https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/scott-whitlock/2022/05/16/nets-still-hiding-orwellian-bullying-censor-who-runs

scenes

In a way I don't mind these overt attempts to surveil and manipulate people on the internet.

The more obvious it all is, the more everyone will autocorrect the things they are exposed to. We'll descend into Homo Sovieticus, but no one will believe the newspaper. The quality of jokes between friends will increase. MSM will continue to lose whatever status they still had. The US can have it's own Baghdad Bob in the form of Scary Poppins.

Also, it'll drive people into designing and deploying properly private designs for social media on the internet with as little dependency on single points of failure as possible.

Don Bessee

Thats going to leave a mark. The next netflix? -

https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2022/05/16/nolte-pro-grooming-disneys-favorability-rating-plummets-53-points-in-one-year/

;-)

Bill Tozer

@ 8:43 am. VDH:

“So this cannibalistic woke revolution is no Wobbly mine take-over, no 1960s Woodstock, not even a Black Panther, Weatherman, or Symbionese Liberation Army violent spasm. Instead, wokeism is so institutionalized that, like the Soviet Party or the adherents of Mao’s little red book, joining the virtue-signaling wokesters is seen as a smart career move. Going woke is a bully’s paradise, an indemnity against a past ill-considered tweet or a future peccadillo. Indeed, it is quasi-religious groupthink proselytizing.”

‘The Cycles of Revolutions in Our Midst’

The world is fragmenting and changing in all different directions. Unfortunately, contemporary America is offering no guidance.

https://amgreatness.com/2022/05/15/the-cycles-of-revolutions-in-our-midst/


scenes

re:BillT@11:36AM

It all seems perfectly reasonable. 20:20 hindsight and all.

There's probably a father/son cycle at work (Turchin talks about this a fair amount). Basically, cultures become warlike every other generation as people forget what it was like. A Soviet general in the 1950-1960s oversaw battles that made Ukraine look like a brawl in a parking lot, the current ones not so much.

Also, a web-supercharged secular religion can easily become more and more aggressive. There's a peer-driven feedback loop.

Also also, I strongly suspect that societies that are in turmoil will tend to expand their destructive capabilities outward.

If you'd like a flavor of what a not-unusual young adult US-citizen thinks about matters, just browse a bit. https://old.reddit.com/r/politics/
They make any Viva Ukraine war boosterism printed on this blog look like the purest sort of peacenik.

You just have to laugh. We're all together in a big white Dodge Challenger R/T headed right for the bulldozers.

Bill Tozer

scenes. Not a bad site. Very educational. The only flaw is I did not see any Raw Story articles to enlighten the reader. When Raw Story can’t even make it to be a fly in the ointment, well, life ain’t fair.

Authentic Mopar ain’t a bad way to go.

scenes

DonB@11:26PM re: declining ratings for Mickey Mao (shamelessly stolen from the article).

aah, but can it top the full court press from your lords 'n masters in MSM? Some headlines...

Slate: "After 30 Years of Turning Abortion Clinics Into War Zones, Now You Want “Civility”?"
Independent: "Liz Cheney says GOP enables ‘white nationalism, white supremacy, and anti-semitism’ after Buffalo shooting"
Common Dreams: "Neofascist Minority Rule by the GOP Is Laying Waste to the United States"
Salon: "Buffalo: This is where Donald Trump's race-war fantasies lead"
New Republic: "The Buffalo Shooting Is the Latest White Rage Backlash, Brought to You by the GOP "
ABC: "In wake of Buffalo shooting, Liz Cheney says House GOP leaders 'enabled white nationalism'"
Washington Post: "Nearly half of Republicans agree with ‘great replacement theory’" (editors note: it seems to me that the argument is not whether it's true, but whether it's a good idea)
STL Today: " Editorial: The day could be approaching when Supreme Court rulings are openly defied " (editors note: it's odd that the ruling is about getting rid of a ruling, rather hard to 'defy')tc.
etc.

Pretty much a constant stream.

Sounds to me like somebody is trying to get the nerve up to round up Rethuglicans. Not on board with the new program? Sucks to be you.

scenes

"Authentic Mopar ain’t a bad way to go."

In the European release, Kowalski got to chat with Ms. Death

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1ULp1WPOOk

She's busy right now making sure that Crazytown is running on all cylinders, there's so much work to do in the Age of the Woke.

Scott O

BT - "Authentic Mopar ain’t a bad way to go."
Ooh - channeling Brock Yates or Hunter Thompson?
scenes - thanks for the link. I liked the movie but never thought as much of it as some. Too bad they cut that part.

As far as 'heading for the bulldozers' - think I'll be on the hillside watching with an adult beverage, sadly shaking my head.

Don Bessee

Mini stroke, brain fart or what -

https://www.foxnews.com/media/michelle-obama-worries-roe-v-wade-womxn-right-health-care

;-)

Don Bessee

Its kind of funny how many folks that like musk have watched the left go crazy fast to the hard left -

Bill Maher panel mocks Biden's 'ultra-MAGA' attack: 'Sounds like a condom'
Biden's new label was reportedly the result of six-month liberal-funded focus group research

https://www.foxnews.com/media/bill-maher-panel-biden-ultra-maga

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/other/pete-buttigieg-told-baby-formula-shortage-lie-rep-kat-cammack/ar-AAXkNu1?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=2f30c9192045479a82a944fa65e76075

;-)

Bill Tozer

This is not being taught in schools. La Raza in the classrooms.

‘Santa Barbara School Officials Resign Following CRT, ‘Grooming’ Scandal’

“…..The teachers union has blamed poor leadership by the superintendent. But Santa Barbara was also the site of educational scandals rivaling the famous ones in Loudoun County, Virginia, and it is in many ways where the battle over CRT began in 2017.”…..

“Before Harmachis was fired in 2020 — nearly three years after he was charged — he preached his militant beliefs to a captive audience of students in a classroom adorned with pictures of communist killers like Fidel Castro and Che Guevara. He took his adopted surname from the name of a god worshiped by an ancient Egyptian cult, and worked to exclude Jews from the status of oppressed people in California’s state-wide curriculum.
Before the incident that led to his criminal conviction — in which Maria says he grabbed her buttocks and bit her ear while making sexual statements — he had repeatedly been accused of other misconduct, including against a boy who enraged him by wearing a shirt related to Israel. But each time, instead of being fired he was put on paid leave for years“

https://www.dailywire.com/news/santa-barbara-school-officials-resign-following-crt-grooming-scandal

Bill Tozer

Poetic truths from our new WH press secretary person.

https://fb.watch/d2XPfXm0Xo/

scenes

re: BillT@9:39PM

Whoof. A person's finger has to fairly fly to the 'reader view' button on their browser to read those modern websites.

Anyhow, 'Matef Harmachis' (aka Leigh Barker). I would guess not so much a La Razan as he is one of those driven Pan-African dudes convinced that the pyramids were built with magic antigravity soul brother power. God knows there's plenty of mummy DNA to show just what was what back in the day, but it's a fiction I always found kind of charming.

My own working theory is that public K-12 is a lost cause in a lot of places. The Crazytown teachers and administrators are like skunks under the shed, shoo out one and another just moves in. The rot seems deep enough that you'd have to destroy the village in order to save it. A person could probably apply the mathematics of epidemics to the spread of wokeness in some institutions, simply quarantining the most egregious case doesn't stop the virus.

Gregory

K-12 in Kali is a lost cause... even Charter Schools in Nirvana County.

We need the Stanford-9 based STAR exams back to even begin to remediate what's happened to public education in the state.

Don Bessee

Someone needs to apologize, who the hell am i kidding! -

Georgia early voting shatters records despite election reforms Dems labeled 'voter suppression'
Georgia early voting outpaces 2018 and 2020 elections despite passing election security law

Georgia has seen 539,297 people cast ballots as of Tuesday, far outpacing the 182,684 by this point in the 2018 midterm primary elections, according to data compiled by Georgia Votes.

Republicans argued that the bill would both secure future elections in the state while making it easier to vote, implementing an ID requirement for absentee ballot requests in addition to mandating three weeks of early voting with availability on weekends.

But the law was widely panned by critics, with President Biden calling the legislation the return to the days of "Jim Crow."

"At a time when parts of our country are backsliding," Biden said at the time. "The days of Jim Crow, passing laws that harken back to the era of poll taxes, when Black people were made to guess how many beans — how many jelly beans in a jar, or count the number of bubbles in a bar of soap before they could cast their ballot."

"I have decided that the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport is by relocating this year’s All-Star Game and MLB Draft," MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement at the time.

"Major League Baseball fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box," he continued. "Fair access to voting continues to have our game’s unwavering support."

That move was supported by former Democratic State Rep. Stacy Abrams, a voting rights advocate running in Georgia's gubernatorial election, who said she was "proud" of the league's stance "on voting rights."

But the economic impact on Abram's home city of MLB's decision was vast, with the league's all-star game in the past generating close to $90 million for the city that hosts it.

The Abrams campaign, MLB and the White House did not immediately respond to a Fox News request for comment.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/georgia-early-voting-shatters-record-voter-suppression

;-)

George Rebane

re DonB 544pm - Reports like these continue to confirm that Democrats are the anti-American party of lying SoSs.

Bill Tozer

Is Biden's 'success' our mess?

https://jewishworldreview.com/0522/hanson051922.php

Bill Tozer

‘Woke Capitalism’s Tragedy of the Commons’
Woke capitalism is rational, but it is also unsustainable.

https://quillette.com/2022/05/24/woke-capitalisms-tragedy-of-the-commons/

scenes

BillT: " Woke capitalism is rational, but it is also unsustainable."

Maybe 'marginally rational'.

It's an interesting theory, but I think the key movement might have been in what 'capitalism' really means in the US at this point.

In the post-war period, most of the movers 'n shakers likely came from heavy industry and manufacturing in the midwest, with executives largely chosen from the production or design end of the companies.

What with offshoring, automation, and the growth of the byte as both product and store of wealth, the money moved and centralized on the coasts in the copyright, banking, and surveillance advertising business. The wealth in dealing with physical goods moved from makers to distribution like Walmart and Amazon. You can argue that Walmart is not coastal, but control has moved to a combination of heirs (always more liberal) and investment bankers.

What old school production that is left has also moved into the thrall of major investors rather than founders or hands-on management. Few, yet larger companies whose stock is run from a few urban centers will always favor authoritarians and harm both freedom and competitive markets.

You could even argue that widespread and automatic purchase of stocks, including government subsidies (401k/IRA) is part of the problem. Capital flow moves from private business to huge public corporations.

I'd say there's been a sort of 'Great Replacement' of what actually constitutes business.

/ end soapbox

Gregory

Here's a buncha memes from Daily Kos, every single one of which is at right angles to reality:

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/5/23/2099806/-MEME-O-RAMA-Attack-the-Republicans-EVERY-DAY-With-These-Messages-AND-WIN

These are Punchy's people.

scenes

re: Gregory@9:46AM

My favorite from the Punch-O-Rama

The Democrats bring jobs.
The Republicans bring mobs.

psfish

Posted by: Gregory | 26 May 2022 at 09:46 AM


Ugh…..those really were from “Psul’s People” in that they were both lame and sad.

Someone needs to take the KosKids aside and tell them to stick to their usual Indignant whining and/or spittle flecked rage.

You have to play to your strengths.

Bill Tozer

Punch-O-Rama.

Democrats take formula from babies and send the money to Ukraine.

Gregory

Has everyone seen the tearful, angry rant from bball coach Steve Kerr? Like our Punchy, he seems to think that because there's a "universal background check" bill being held up in the Senate, that we don't actually have "universal background checks" for all guns sold NOW.

Kerr's father was shot in the head many years ago... by an Islamic Jihad assassin. In Lebanon.
I doubt he'd think a universal background check would have made a difference to his family.

Here's a summary of the weak points of HR 8 from nearly assassinated Congresscritter Steve Scalise:
https://www.republicanwhip.gov/news/h-r-8-facts-and-failures/

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