Did Davos-Man start the Hate?

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As Lyndon Johnson pointed out, the way to loot poor whites is to make them hate blacks.

Dividing people is pretty easy, if you want to go low. You just repeat the lie often enough and before you know it, anyone not-you is anathema. This has been repeated so many times in human history, it is always surprising when we reach a time in history where we DON’T hate each other. Right now, we have an engineered class and race war burbling under the surface, its spiky hates rising up to stab and scrape, then submerge in the stew of demonic nastiness. Hate gets all the press. Hate-filled politicians win if they can identify and exclude the class they need to loot and ruin. The more people they can get to hate, the more power they have.

There is something clarifying about hate. It gives you energy, identity, purpose. You can follow each cut and thrust like it’s a really good show. Meanwhile, you are having your life and energy stolen. As Lyndon Johnson pointed out, the way to loot poor whites is to make them hate blacks, and they don’t even notice their pockets are being picked. Last week someone pointed out that making urban knowledge gig-workers hate white farmers is an excellent way to divert their attention from the fact that their future is being stolen.

Read this year’s program at Davos, “The Great Reset”. It is all about fundamental system change, which will mean accreting all property to a superstate where it will be doled out based on ‘sustainability’ metrics. In order to do this, massive taxes must be raised, supra-national and national. We must pay for the dream of our superiors.

Let’s be clear here. People are voting against this everywhere. They don’t like it. Populists want regional control and self-determination. The superstate does not.

Russel Brand has it down. He’s way smarter than I thought. His video is hilarious. And damning.

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To get what they want, the Davos crowd has identified poor white people, rural white people, the people who feed, clothe, and house us, as the enemy. They are white supremacists and must be squelched. Farmers living on dirt roads tending 10,000 acres of grazing land must feel the full weight of the superstate.

Let’s be clear. There has always been a boss. There has always been forbidden speech. There have always been dangerous opinions in that if you hold them you don’t get the job, you don’t get dates. I was a young feminist revolutionary in my 20s, and until I cut my hair, bought conservative clothes and shut up, I couldn’t get a job.

Now what I thought is preferred. The suppressed ideas of yesterday are the norms of today.

Davos 2021 started yesterday, under the self-elected Kurt Schwab, benevolent dictator of us all who is doing it for our own good, whether we like it or not. It’s right out in the open. Who have created the most massive and impressive psy-op in history, one that is seeding hate in every neighborhood and county in the world.

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

We Didn’t Make This Storm

The hate! I see hate in everything written now, casual hate in fashion blogs and celebrity blogs and design magazine, offhand hate as if in passing – even from a therapist I instantly dropped. It is our signifier of community now. Of course we are close because we both hate the same thing and we are solid haters you and I.

I seem to have signed up for a half dozen different social networks in haphazard fashion, over the past few weeks. I am pissed at the top four digital empires. I don’t like saying in passing to Jamie, “We need this,” and immediately see an ad. I don’t like being harvested for data, I don’t like being censored by idiots, I don’t like everything I’ve written down to the tiniest alteration of text available for any hacker jackass to read. I did an interview for Russian TV a few months ago, and a week later, all my passwords had been breached and I had to redo everything. This New Age means I’m vulnerable. So are you.

Plus, I was a journalist for 20 years, trained at the old Time-Inc and I sure as hell know how to research and evaluate information. I also have a graduate degree where I mostly learned economics and statistics, and I would say that Facebook’s checkers are dead wrong 75% of the time. It is freaking insulting. Google is truly an evil outfit, so I am dumping gmail, dumping google drive, not using google as a search engine. I’ve signed onto Brave and Proton Mail and next laptop is going to be from the deeply privacy-walled Purism because Goddammit, I belong to myself and b)fuck off.

I am also searching for a social home now that all the old-fashioned homes have turned into fight club, and we are so divided, I am scared.  I have gathered together some fellow travelers over the past few years, people whose spirits I love, I say spirits because we don’t see each other, a state we seem to be making permanent. If I lose a platform, I lose them and that would break my heart.

There is a lot of talk about how to speak to the other side after this election. Some say not to talk to them, not any of them. Revenge is in the air. Why? Who caused this? Who turned us into fire ants?

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I have a serious mind for someone who is naturally entirely frivolous, and last summer I read into criminal reform, a guaranteed income, and replacing police with teams of social workers. These suggestions proposed by the left are greeted with derision by the right, who point out the vulnerability of the poor and old in bad neighborhoods that depend on the police. This is indeed so true as to be a truism, crime rises wherever the police are decommissioned, and those hurt are always always always the most vulnerable. In the cities with the BLM riots, the police have withdrawn and crime has shot up.

But in fact, in order to stop the cycle of black teen violence, which is a sin and a crime that we have allowed to continue, you need precisely what they propose, financial help, and members of the community, trained, a resolution to not let any fall through the cracks. Let me repeat that: Members of the Community, men and women intimately involved in their community, not bureaucrats with police power who can ruin you with a signature.

Must have told dozens of people – professors, columnists, think tankers, friends, family members – to watch HBO’s Stockton on My Mindhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nVqsNtOZOI, where Michael Tubbs, a young black mayor has done just that, instituted a $500 month guaranteed income for the most vulnerable and created teams of community members to stop any child from falling through the cracks. It is working.

No one watched it. No one bothered to see the other side.

We didn’t make this storm. We are being manipulated into hating each other. But by whom? Davos Man? A cabal of technocrats? The autistic geniuses of Silicon Valley? China? The central bankers?

Who is shaking the jar?

Muh Politics

Since the publication of Eco-Fascists and the subsequent land and water policy papers, I am ineluctably connected with the right, and not the polite right either, the populist right. The prejudice regarding the so-called right is so pervasive that even members of my family (not to mention life-long friends) assume my opinions, without bothering to ask. They are almost invariably wrong. This is what I think:

  1. Abortion. I would not remove a woman’s right to choose though I think abortion on demand has coarsened the culture to the point where life is no longer considered sacred. However, religion too is a matter of choice, and I have no right to tell anyone what to do with their bodies. Polarization on this issue prevents solution. Most women I know have had abortions. I have had an illegal abortion and would not force that on anyone, which removing abortion rights would do. Abortion has been a hard fact for women since the beginning of consciousness.
  2. Environment. This issue has been politicized beyond reason and too often the science is either over-stated or ill-founded. That said much of it is worthy of consideration. I was raised in the country. During 20 years in Toronto, London and New York, I chose to buy a forest instead of a flat or condo. I live here now in a rammed earth carbon-neutral house with geothermal heat. I have covenanted in perpetuity the creeks on my property, one of them is the principal salmon stream in Canada’s Gulf Islands. There are more people like me than you know. Given digital work, many young couples are moving to my island choosing to live in an intimate community, embedded in nature. They will, over the next decades, ring the necessary changes.
  3. Social Services. I think a guaranteed income is inevitable given robotics and AI. Even Milton Friedman, the king of monetary theory recommended it. If you think it would be an excuse to do nothing, I suggest you look at the stats. And watch the HBO film, Stockton on My Mind, where a young mayor in the most desperate town in California, gives needy people $500 a month. His policies are stabilizing and are bringing young men out of a cycle of violence. Most of that $500 is spent on debt retirement, rent and food. A guaranteed income would spur a new Golden Age, this one about the quality of life for the not stinking rich.
  4. I also think that the culture is wealthy enough so that no one should live on the streets. In the city nearest to me, teams of people (including my step-son) work with the mentally ill and addicted on the street, and the government has bought hotels to house the chronically displaced. California is following a regressive evolution, its celebrity plutocrats live like pashas, ignoring the hundred thousand untouchables on the streets This is horrifying. Equally, health insurance should be universal but I think the private market increases innovation and access.
  5. A British parliamentary committee found that the richest 1% are on target to own two-thirds of all wealth by 2030. This share has skyrocketed since 1970 and is deeply destabilizing. I’d trust-bust them.
  6. Immigration must not disrupt the host culture. Badly done, it increases the competition for resources for the struggling.
  7. Gay and other-sexed people must be acknowledged and respected. Life is hard for everyone, it’s harder for them.
  8. Racism: My “settler” family were Officers on the Underground Railroad in the 1800s. They were devout people who built infrastructure, schools, churches and hospitals all through North America. But I am proudest that they hid fugitive slaves in their canal works, got them across the border, and once there, gave them land for their villages. This branch of my family also married into Indian bands twice, Mohawk and Blackfoot. My current weird blended family carries the strands of four Indian bands, Jamaicans, Venezuelans, and who knows how the current crop of children will marry. I tend to warm to people of color faster, because they have emotional intelligence, unlike the hyper-rationalist Scots I grew up among. If that is racist, sue me.
  9. #MeToo. By my 40’s, having worked with hundreds and hundreds of people, I got so that I flinched when a man touched me. That’s how sucky it was.