For decades, we have been inundated with information purporting to demonstrate that the apocalypse is if not upon us then certainly threatening to appear in the next few decades. In the 1960s, dire predictions of overpopulation and certain mass starvation by the year 2000 were commonplace. In the 1970s, it was the oil shock and the energy crisis. In the 1980s it was acid rain — and then came global warming, which morphed into climate change. This was all played out over a background of genuine thermonuclear threat. It’s no wonder we believed that ultimate catastrophe was looming.
Surprising as it may seem, however, there is no shortage of reasons for holding the opposite viewpoint. The lives of most people, planet-wide, have dramatically improved in recent decades, extending a trend that began with the industrial revolution. In many important ways, things are looking better than they every have before.
Dr. Marian Tupy and Jordan Peterson discuss the macro-state of the world as outlined in his book Ten Global Trends. The ten trends identified and highlighted by Dr. Tupy are all associated with a large and important improvement in living standards for most of humanity, in rich and poor nations alike. Could we dare to be cautiously and attentively optimistic about the future?
“I think we should just forget about that,” Fauci [said]…
“So, I have been encouraging people of late to really not focus on that elusive terminology … what I have been saying is, instead of worrying about, are we or are we not going to get this elusive number, let’s get as many people vaccinated as quickly as we possibly can. …”
Several months ago, this sociopath admitted to the New York Slimes that he is a blatant liar:
Dr. Fauci acknowledged that he had slowly but deliberately been moving the goal posts. He is doing so, he said, partly based on new science, and partly on his gut feeling that the country is finally ready to hear what he really thinks.
It beggars belief that even the Masked Morons can be stupid enough to heed this dire enemy of all mankind.
Here is the 1986 episode of the PBS series, American Experience, on Huey Long, produced and directed by Ken Burns (long before later programs such as The Civil War, Jazz, The Vietnam War, or The Roosevelts). Burns has become the principal court documentarian for the establishment ruling elite, tasked with shaping the historical perceptions of hundreds of millions of Americans for the decades to come. For more on Huey Long, see this previous LRC blog.
An Italian parliamentarian has Bill Gates’s number. Italian Catholics should be especially outraged over Gates’s pronouncement in a “Ted Talk” (included in the link) about how “we” need to reduce the world’s population by at least 15% with vaccinesto supposedly “fight climate change.”
Socialist, fascist, populist—Huey Long defied these labels with a grin. Known as “The Kingfish” in his time, Long served as a Democratic governor and then senator for Louisiana in the early 20th century. Though the assault he waged against the industrial world and political establishment on behalf of everyday Americans came from the Left, his model offers a blueprint for the Right today. The Kingfish actually was what Donald Trump only pretended to be.
Here are two essential books attempting to clinically analyze and surgically decipher the undeniable political genius and Machiavellian amoral character of America’s great populist intriguer, Huey Long.
“Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, this work describes the life of one of the most extraordinary figures in American political history. Huey Long was a great natural politician who looked, and often seemed to behave, like a caricature of the red-neck Southern politico, and yet had become at the time of his assassination a serious rival to Franklin D. Roosevelt for the Presidency. In this “masterpiece of American biography” [New York Times Book Review], Huey Long stands wholly revealed, analyzed, and understood.”
The fascinating chapters on Huey Long and his deep alliances with organized crime (principally Frank Costello of the Luciano crime family of the NY Mafia, his brilliant financial advisor Meyer Lansky who set up New Orleans as a national clearinghouse for underworld money-laundering, Seymour Weis, who ran New Orleans for the National Crime Syndicate and was Long’s political bagman, and Weis’ political mentor Mike Moss). The Kingfish’s intricate relationship with the various New Orleans-based banana companies such as United Fruit and Standard Fruit, closely aligned with organized crime for decades, was also crucial.
“Challenge” –> The propagandists have the masses fully lined up to play along with their Happy Little Game. If you don’t accept the “challenge,” you are to be discredited, shamed, and banished from this so-called “return to normal.” The masses are being led by their collective leash to insist that others who are healthy and fit are “selfish,” and thus they should be punished for being a curse upon all of mankind.
After being closed for nearly a year, Disneyland in California opened to fanfare and excitement Friday. But once fans got a look at its newly renovated Snow White ride, some people — including a local newspaper — were not happy with what they saw.
People are upset with the kiss between Snow White and Prince Charming. The San Francisco Gate newspaper wants the kiss removed from the attraction. The publication argues the kiss comes while she is unconscious and without her consent and that it “cannot possibly be true love if only one person knows it’s happening.”
After defending government tyranny for months, some conservatives are only now questioning it. Typical is this conservative at NR who was “happy to wear a mask when asked to by businesses or the law” and was “happy to get vaccinated, having waited in line for my turn.”
Well, we libertarians were not happy to wear a mask under any circumstances and we are not happy about the vaccine at all, for a number of reasons. Except, of course, for CDC libertarians.
Is now my state of Florida. Gov. Ron DeSantis has suspended all local COVID orders. He previously overturned all local efforts to fine people and businesses for not wearing masks. Naturally, the Democratic mini-Maos who run most of the major cities in Florida are upset with the governor limiting their power. I’m sure the governor will disappoint me in the future since, after all, he is a Republican politician, but I look forward to seeing more Floridians without a diaper on their face.
. . . but Mimosas with the girls is not unless you are vaxxed, says a Baltimore city government propaganda campaign. Oh yeah, and riots, looting, and arson are also welcomed there sans masks, social distancing, or vaccines, and have been ever since the Freddy Gray riots of 2015.
Interesting that the black mayor and black city council of Baltimore chose two lilly-white twentysomethings in the ad in the link to lecture the people of majority-black Baltimore about vaccines. I believe the Black Lives Matter political playbook would mock this as “white saviorism.”
Doesn’t this sound like the wackiest “conspiracy theory” you ever heard? But of course, since it’s harming Our Rulers instead of serfs for a change, the powers that shouldn’t be take it oh, so seriously:
“Federal investigators are looking into at least two incidents of the so-called Havana syndrome, attacks in the United States, mysterious, invisible attacks, leading to symptoms such as ear popping, vertigo, headaches, nausea…What have you learned that you can tell us? How concerned should Americans be?” [CNN’s Jake] Tapper asked.
$%#@$!!! I’ll tell you what my concern is: when Collins complained, “There’s a mysterious, direct energy weapon that is being used,” I immediately wondered where I can order one.