It’s more than us. Do not underestimate them
When I was researching Eco-Fascists, I would angle to stay in the house of my interview subjects, which was the best way to gain trust and see how they lived. It’s a good technique if you can charm your way in, then drop your “personality” and become an empath for a while, listen, ask questions, laugh at absurdities. Also, it’s lonely driving 20,000 miles by yourself, and I was always looking to save hotel money. So I did stay with truckers and ranchers (often the same thing), farmers (ditto), loggers (ditto), and other traditional rural workers (ditto). A lot of truckers have multiple streams of income, and many work towards staying home on the land, senior truckers take routes when they need an extra $10K. So I lived with them, drove trucker routes, and dug myself into one failing town or county after another.
And I’d escape to my car after a couple nights in Montana, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, eastern Washington State thinking bloody hell, what I have stumbled into?
Because they all were telling me the same stories. Hundreds, then thousands (I’d go to conferences) of individuals all over the US and Canada were telling me the same stories.
The thing about truckers is that they have time to think. Weeks on their own with their minds and the internet. Plus, at home, what comes through the TV is either profoundly violent (they have kids) or tries to teach them to hate themselves. So, other than sports, it’s turned off. They jumped into the deep web way before anyone else.
Boy did I learn from them. All the data on the dark web, in the corners and by-ways, on Gettr and Steve Bannon, on Rumble, Brighteon, Bitchute, and allll the talk radio, the podcasts. Ten years ago, they knew it all. They knew about threatened digital ID, they knew about the plan to release viruses, they knew about engineered vaccines as kill shots, they knew about the junk they put into food and water that are experimental military grade toxins. They had watched as their high school friends’ jobs were torn away from them and their industries shut down. They watched the plagues of crack and fentanyl replaced healthy lives with death. They watched as their ranches and forests were financialized and the profits taken by oligarchs and plutocrats. They watched people from their counties became insanely rich on government money, while their schools and town infrastructure degraded. They watched as their pleasures and recreations were taken away then given back via permits and fees. They watched Walmart and China gut their town centers. They know all about the WEF, Agenda 2030 – which was first aimed directly at their communities, and the UN’s depopulation agenda.
They knew that there had to be money missing, that after three hundred years of growing prosperity, their lives had seemingly overnight become worse than their parents or grandparents.
They hated the news media. Considered them traitors. I had to forswear my seven years at Time Inc, by which they were not impressed. They knew about MKULTRA and mind control, and entrainment. They watched as their doctors, accountant, lawyers all started saying the same things and following the same, new rules.
They think 5G can be weaponized against them.
Above all they knew about the surveillance state. They knew new trucks would have software in them with a kill switch. They made the connections that we are all under digital surveillance all the time, that our media is controlled to our exact interests and manipulated to give us dopamine hits all day long long before we became aware. They knew that each one of us can have the equivalent of a Stasi team on us at all times via AI and the software in our devices. That a 100% digital financial grid means a digital concentration camp.
I took up smoking again
So when the vaccines started killing people in their towns, people they met at church, at bowling leagues, from high school, from the teams they competed against? All hell broke loose. Because there is no fair media, they communicated, and well, across all platforms. Now I don’t personally believe that the one in 200 poisoned vials of the experimental shot were sent to deplorables’ towns, but from the ten thousand or so death and injury testimonies I have read, few of these people were college educated, they are normals, in small cities and towns, with multiple cancer diagnoses, born dead infants, teens with heart conditions, mothers dead of strokes in their 30s. The fact that this tsunami of injury is not reported or called fantasy or “right-wing propaganda” only hardens their resolve.
They know the Vaccine Passport is the first step towards our towns and cities becoming digital concentration camps where every thought is monitored. They even suspected what turned out to be ID2020, which uses dissolvable microneedles that develop patterns of light-emitting microparticles to the skin.
Why are the governments resisting the will of the people? Because the glorious future they have planned for us requires the collapse of national constitutions. They require the collapse of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Override those with fake health crises, mass protests, and that job is done. They have precedent for revoking basic human rights. They will never give them back.
Remember the withdrawal of GiveSendGo and GoFundMe? The TD bank played ball with the Ontario government. That is pure fascism, textbook definition.
The protests ain’t about the mandates, folks. This is about turning our homes, cars, communities into a free range concentration camp, where our human souls can be harvested.
The truckers knew that long before we did. That’s why, all over the world, their protests will not end until we have our freedom back. All of it.
Justin Trudeau is Lord of the Rings’, Wormtongue
Canada breeches in world news almost never, so this past weekend’s million person truck rally made international news. Where have they been, wonder many, do they even exist or is it just a string of boring people clustered around the 5,000 mile border of the Greatest Country The World Has Ever Seen?
All across the route, in frozen temperatures, hundreds gathered on thousands upon thousands of overpasses on the 4500 mile Trans-Canada Highway, waving flags and shouting encouragement to the truckers. Most of those onlookers were in tears of gratitude, with a pride they had not been allowed to feel for decades.
What the world saw on the streets of Ottawa, those shining faces, was the real Canada, which has been in eclipse for forty years thanks to our ruling class, mostly located in the triangle between Quebec City, Ottawa, and Toronto.
Much of our ruling class are relative newcomers to the country – in the past 50 years, post war refugees from the European left arrived and began to insinuate their ideas into everything that could conceivably called culture. They did it in opposition to the Canada that came before who they identified correctly as simple bourgeoise whose minds were easily intimidated. Old stock Canadians who saw the potential in hating their own kind, joined in quickly, so as not to miss the financial benefits. And the financial benefits were substantial. One of our greatest political scientists has said, rightly, that where American boomers innovated, Canadians built the thickest most repressive bureaucracy imaginable. Today it mismanages everything and is supremely arrogant. No criticism is allowed.
But, they were right. The before people were simple, a base of northern British with a sampling of every other European state, and all bent on survival. Since their en masse arrival, best counted from about 1750, they came in waves of immigration, escaping poverty, and stringing across the frozen wastes, thankful for the frozen land they got to call their own for the first time ever.
All kinds came, all colors, all races, but mostly desperate peasants from desperate places. desperate to survive. They built careful simple lives, and institutions that supported those lives. And almost all of them were churched. Society was built around church and service to others, once your family’s survival was established. Most disturbances were sorted out in church. People spoke for each other, and punishments were applied through an encouragement and chivvying supervision.
This was so easy to mow over and shame and it was. In the 1960’s hundreds of cultural institutions began building, all of them, every single one, was opposed to and contemptuous of the ten million strong simple families who had fought for survival every single day for the past 200 years. The new people who dominated were followers of the Frankfurt School, supposed tribunes of the less favored but taught to mock and deride the bourgeoisie, to humble it, to take whatever it had and to ruin it in order to build a new world on top of the old world, using the old world’s foundation and wealth.
Canada by the end of the Second World War had the fourth largest standing army in the world and was poised to become one of the richest. It had a modern infrastructure built in the most inhospitable terrains, canals, railroads, roads, electrical systems, modern livable cities. Everything worked. Everyone worked and hard. It had a mature industrial base, willing workers and resources that could power a prosperity the world had never seen. After WW2, the country welcomed ten million new immigrants from war-torn lands, all eager to participate in that prosperity.
That future never happened.
The best way to steal a country is to shame its people. And if those people are churched, they are already vulnerable to guilt. We have been shamed for half a century and counting. We have been told we are genocidal, we have been told we are racist, we have been told we are fascist, we have been told we are worthless beings who stole everything we have. This fact has been repeated in thousands of books, all of which won awards which were awarded with our tax money, in a hundred thousand newspaper articles that outline our failings, our inadequacies, our insensitivities to the less fortunate, our racism always racism. Plays and operas and art shame us, excoriate us, try to destroy us. We are never good, never kind, never virtuous. Never mind that we welcomed every conceivable race post-war. Never mind that. We deserved to be over run and ruined.
Because Canadian “culture” has no reach, taxpayers pay for all the books, films, television programs, plays, and art. The products enjoy almost no success in the marketplace. Prize winning books sell, unless assigned in school, in triple digits if they are lucky. And we don’t watch or read them, because they are filled with hate for us. Their only audience is each other.
In the past two years, we have been confined to our homes and told we are infected, dirty. We are not allowed to touch things in shops – this actually happened to me yesterday – we are not allowed to see each other on New Year’s Eve, we are not allowed to travel in our own country without passports that track everything we do. We are told this may end by the summer, but we don’t believe it because those promises have been made before.
Yesterday, the most loathed man in Canada, Wormtongue Trudeau who never met a Canadian middle class person he likes, crept out from his hideaway to call the two million Canadians who protested this past week, racists and hate-filled fascists who flew a Nazi flag, peed on the tomb of the Unknown Soldier and defaced Terry Fox’s statue. There is film of protestors shaming and shouting the provocateurs, for so they were, out of the crowd.
Even Wormtongue’s half-brother said yesterday that his hate speech was so intense, so filled with loathing, it was occult, even demonic.
The truckers and the millions that lined the route, had no grievances that were legit. The fact that their lives and businesses have been ruined by ill-considered policies of the administrative state? Shrugged off. “We must stick together”, says the man who has not one accomplishment to his name, other than being shuttled into power by the Chinese Communist Party and their puppet Gerald Butts.
Every single participant, whether trucker or supporter will go home and in the coming months, every single one will start organizing.
Our corrupt politics means only ten percent of Canada voted in Justin Trudeau.
It will not happen again.
(photos by Veronique Cote)
Elizabeth Nickson’s family arrived in Canada in the 1700s and 1800s. Her blended family married into four native tribes: the Assiniboine, Mohawk, Blackfoot and Metis. The story of native/white interaction is far more nuanced than we are led to believe by current propaganda.
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I blame RFK Jr. Once he arrived in British Columbia with his Riverkeepers, Kennedy glamour, and eye for beautiful child-women, the latter of which somehow made him even more exciting, he changed the path of history. An entire generation fell to their knees and vowed to protect the magnificent nature, the majestic trees and rivers, and so they all genuflected and went to university and took environmental courses and in their summers researched out in the bush, with grants, and went back to school with more grants, playing at being Indians, hooting about the owl, crying about the dying trees and planet and over-heated air. Once out of school with their heavily subsidized degrees they went into the bureaucracy and methodically over a period of 20 years shut the province down.
It was a magnificent temper tantrum thrown by a cohort who never grew up, who fritter away their lives protecting mycelium and certain very special trees. The men are feminized, the women prosecutorial. Do not get in their way.
They are also deeply, profoundly, dangerously, innocent about the real world.
But they were smart, courtesy of their free education and birth in a once free country. No longer would the wilderness be contemplated by the eyes of the predatory white man who never saw anything beautiful and magical but he wanted to cut it down or commodify it. They prevented or decommissioned roads into the back country. Ninety percent of the parks became inaccessible. They made thousands of Ecological Study Zones and did not list them on maps. They threw webs of regulation over everything where activity was still allowed (by the time they were finished it counted a full 6% of the province) and made common cause with the 66,412 “First Nations” in the province, promising them gold from heaven (or more correctly The White Man) if they fought alongside to punish the Punisher who had ruined their lives.
Whereupon they crashed tax collection. Which meant that the government, responsible for education, health care, and pretty much everything else after decades of socialist government, became freakishly desperate for money. The green people were adamant. They had locked everything down in webs of regulation, several jurisdictions deep, and opening up anything – a mine, a forest, a ski hill, a subdivision with a view-scape, meant ten years of court battles and $100,000,000. Oh, you could still emigrate to, or live in British Columbia, but you had to live in a matchbox and work fourteen hour days. Kinda like a slave.
Luckily we had the Chinese. Who had drifted over 100 years ago and built the railroads, dug the tunnels and five generations later had built healthy, commercial, free lives like all the desperate settlers who arrived in the province after 1850.
Wherever free Chinese are successful, here comes the Chinese Communist Party, like all communists desperate for cash and willing to do anything to get it. The environmentalists of the 80s and 90s, like the woke of 2022, were oblivious, living in their office towers and subsidized wilderness retreats.
In 1982, a trio of men, including Xiaoping Deng, the paramount leader of the PRC from 1979 to 1989, met in Hong Kong and made a deal to help realize the CCP’s global ambitions as well as learning about this strange thing commerce and capitalism, after Hong Kong was given over. This deal spawned the United Front Work Department fostering business ties between the CCP and the Triads. Triad leaders began to run businesses in Mainland China with elite military and revolutionary families.
Then the Hongs of Hong Kong began moving their money into Canada, buying their way in, and becoming citizens. That money was mostly legit but it skewed real estate prices. Then, after Expo 86, CCP officials – the above elite military and revolutionary families, looking for safe houses in case of a purge, started prospecting. They spent millions to get into the country. Money for which a former industrial state was now desperate. Did the money come from the work of a billion slaves? Never mind. Once that decision was made, the die was cast. The fruit of a poisoned tree started growing.
Then the flood. The province founded a Lottery Corporation to pay for hospitals, schools, and universities and the salaries for ever multiplying bureaucrats. They built Casinos which attracted the big serious money from the Chinese Triads. Millions in tattered $20 bills appeared at casino windows in suitcases. They were exchanged at the end of the night for crisp $100 bills. Their losses (laundering) meant our medical care and education were paid for by a criminal cartel in bed with and facilitated by the Chinese Communist Party. Our bills were now being paid not by our labor and enterprise (microbusinesses only allowed) but by the labor and addiction of the most degraded, desperate people on earth.
The richest physical jurisdiction in the world had become a Narco City State.
In the casinos, private rooms proliferated, and trafficked women and children were used and discarded. Thirty-four percent of the money in Vancouver’s real estate is now Chinese. The CCP bought bureaucrat after bureaucrat in the federal Immigration department. The RCMP and CSIS (Canada’s CIA) launched investigation after investigation and at the end of the 90s produced a comprehensive report called “Sidewinder” detailing the money, the crime, the broken people, the involvement of the CCP, and it identified Canadian government elected officials and lifelong bureaucrats that had facilitated the incursion.
“Sidewinder” concluded that the CCP had infiltrated and “corrupted Canada’s institutions and markets”, according to Wilful Blindness, by investigative reporter Sam Cooper. Cooper cites case after case of Chinese Triad bosses subverting Immigration and moving into Vancouver’s richest neighborhoods, bidding up the price of real estate, and using government Casinos opened to pay for hospitals, schools and medical care, to launder billions of dollars in crumpled $20 bills. The RCMP’s investigation was halted in its tracks by a senior immigration official, who CSIS had identified as taking bribes.
Sidewinder was shut down and then, buried.
In thousands of commercial properties and in vast gated mansions on the outskirts of the city, drugs from China brought over in soy sauce packets, in containers with false bottoms, are pressed into pills, or sorted into powder and sold into the American market. The money is brought back to Vancouver and laundered through the government Casinos. Not only do the Casinos launder Canadian drug money, they launder Mexican cartel money and American gang money.
Billions upon billions of dirty money from all across North America have been laundered through B.C. government casinos and Vancouver’s real estate.
This is called The Vancouver Model. It is now copied by by Iranians, Russians, South American and African gangs in every mega-city in the world. This activity has skyrocketed the price of housing. And this, above all, is the reason for the homelessness and crime, not just in Vancouver, but in every other desirable city in North America.
San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York. London. Paris. Narco City States, every single one. That is why those once great cities are dying.
“Vancouver Model” money laundering has effectively made Canada’s west coast a headquarters for corporate and industrial espionage by the CCP. In 2019, according to Sam Cooper, the RCMP arrested its top intelligence official, Cameron Otis. There is literally no way the Triads could thrive without protection from the Mounties and the provincial and federal governments, said Cooper. And these ruthless entrepreneurs have used Vancouver and Canada’s lax and corrupted laws to export their criminal model to other countries around the world including Australia and New Zealand. You think drugs from Mexico are a problem? Child’s play compared with the Vancouver model.
Twenty years after the Vancouver model took effect, Vancouver politics is riddled with CCP agents and informers. Every single cultural and medical institution is corrupted with slave state money. The CCP is almost certainly engineering the continued election of Justin Trudeau, the only human with the IQ of a family pet, and the vengefulness of a mongoose. His consigliore, Gerald Butts, the man behind the throne, is an old-fashioned socialist, a coal miner’s son who hates rich white Anglo Canadians and is fine with anything destroying their culture. He used the environmental movement, as head of the World Wildlife Foundation, to move into politics and is almost certainly has found soul mates in the CCP. The Conservative Party is as bewildered by reality as a Victorian maiden set down in Times Square, and under ceaseless attack by the media. All anyone cares about is climate change, racism and pronouns.
And the woke in universities, gleefully trashing what’s left of the civilization that created the greatest good for the greatest number, pulled billions out of grinding poverty, are having their education and health care, their parents’ pensions and benefits paid for by Chinese factory slaves, drug addicts and the homeless they step over on the street.
The money they are using is filthier and more corrupting than any that came out of the Antebellum South during the plantation era.
The woke generation is the most compromised and immoral in history. If they wake up, their self-hatred will know no bounds.
How long until the CCP claims our storied forests and rivers, plains and towns? How long till our forests are cut, our rare earth minerals excavated, our oil sands stripped, our natural gas taken, our lost and hidden valleys turned into vacation spots for CCP officials on vacation?
How long till Canadians become slaves themselves? Twenty years? Ten?
Elizabeth Nickson’s family arrived in the New World in 1630. Her family first married into the Mohawk around 1792. Her family includes four Indian bands, including Metis (Plains Indian and half French Canadian), Jew, Jamaican, Venezuelan and South Asian. Her paternal great-grandparents built the early infrastructure of the City of Vancouver, including bringing in the first piped water, constructing the water and sewage system, railroads, sidewalks, bridges, tunnels and breakwaters. The other set started the Vancouver General Hospital, in tents, with their friends from church.
I admire RFKJrs fierce fight for the vaccine-injured. But his enviro activism became destructive.
Sam Cooper’s Wilful Blindness, How a Network of Narcos, Tycoons and CCP Agents Infiltrated the West, details his intensive, detailed, deeply sourced investigation of CCP and Triad activity in Vancouver and the rest of the country. Highly recommended.
Paul MarksJan 24When my cousin Carmella arrived in BC it was a land of lumberjacks in plaid shirts – it has changed rather a lot.Reply
“What Rough Beast, its hour come at last…”
I am always relieved to wake up and find the Potemkin Economy is still roaring and everyone is getting their little bits of money so that they can survive another day, week or month. Just keep us serfs down here in the dirt, Bezos/Gates/Zuck/Zhou, scrabbling for the crumbs from your table, trading our pennies for ingenious bits of plastic from China, waiting till this edifice you have built with our life’s energy collapses.
No adult can look at the accumulated debt of the western economies – which effectively doubled, doubled in the last two years without shrinking. Unless of course, he has gold buried in the yard, silver for tender, and a year’s food put by. I used to have a stalker – one who owned seats on the stock exchange – who was so convinced that the world was going to collapse he would throw bars of silver over the fence.
Oh, we’re going to raise interest rates to stall hyperinflation say the various central banks. Sure you are buddy, the moment you do in any substantive way, the bankruptcies will start and will not stop until there is nothing left. Every still-functioning individual (not on the take), family, town, region, state is so leveraged that even a 1% raise is dangerous. Then there are the unfunded liabilities. Every small town is liable for public sector pensions that would stun the average bear. $300 Trillion in the US? More?
The world is being run for these two sectors: Wall Street and the Administrative State. But that part of the economy that creates wealth, that part of the economy on which these two sectors are built, is dead. I’ve been living out in the real world for 20 years now, and damn, no one is reporting on the catastrophe those two sectors have wrought.
Maybe now? In the last two years, the administrative state has managed to destroy small business, break national and regional budgets, destroy schooling, immiserate children, destroy the Logistics industry, gut the food supply, throw food production into chaos, increase addiction across every cohort, increase domestic abuse, delay cancer treatments, cause multiple other diseases through neglect, refuse tested and safe early treatments, and produce vaccines that are now causing a 40% uptick in death rates. Reading celebrity news is an unnerving task since so many have suddenly…died.
Maybe now people will pay attention?
Wall Street has destroyed everything else. In 2020, while people lost everything, NASDAQ rose 46%. In 2021, the whole market rose 27%. Repeat: when nothing was being produced and half the world lay idle, Wall Street made a 27% profit. The cheap money they demanded, has resulted in 7% consumer inflation and 9.7% producer price inflation. Who’s going to pay that? Us out here. The stench in Walmart, the bingo players. The serfs.
I live in a region bigger than Texas or Florida, 7 times bigger than the UK, British Columbia is mind-bogglingly huge. Not only that, it has ten bio-geo-climatic zones which means we are super-super-super rich. We can grow, harvest and mine everything that man needs. We can feed a mega-city and then some. Natural gas, oil, electrical power, forest, water, rare earth minerals. We have it, lots of it. The Alberta Oil Sands, the cleanest greenest oil extraction infrastructure on the planet? We have those too, enough to power the world. The province is the richest region in the galaxy, hands down, no contest.
It’s shut down. Once the environmentalist/native rights hysterics got through with us, everything shut down. Forestry, shut down. Mining. Not allowed. A natural gas terminal to sell power to China and US? Don’t make me laugh. You cannot do anything. You cannot build anything, you cannot start a business. They replaced those industries, which paid our health care, with tourism. Where’s that now?
Our regulatory structure is so over-written, even food trucks or a bakery in a tiny village surrounded by forest, have to dodge and feint otherwise here comes the bureaucracy checking your water, your sewage, the voltage on your oven, your venting, your parking, your neighbors’ permission, your carbon emissions, the number of people on your property preparing food. Have you cleared your activity with the 33 First Nations in your area? Please show your papers. Every one of their sentences costs you $10,000.
You can make money here if you are working for Chinese Communists or other criminal cartels, The RCMP warns that Canada has become a haven for nefarious national security and transnational organized crime networks. Clear industry from a bio-geo-climatic region? Here come the cartels.
In Vancouver, theChinese use their slave state money to buy real estate as fast as they can, install an obedient serf, and hold it. Criminal cartels launder money effectively bidding up prices for normals. Which means commercial rents are insane for anyone but multinationals. And building a building? Costs maybe twice as much as two years ago. Residential property prices have risen 61% in four years. Our homeless problem is a vicious unsolvable problem, because government has stolen everything that the cartels haven’t.
No wonder everyone is so well informed and seething. It’s all they can find to keep their brains operating, while lying on the couch between tending their chickens and vegetable gardens hoping those will keep them alive when The Event arrives.
The surprise mega-mega-hit of this fall was Yellowstone. Nothing woke is even on the radar in viewers. Yellowstone was successful in Phoenix, Denver, Kansas, Oklahoma, the Carolinas, Idaho, Ohio first, and not the prime markets, in the “C” rated markets, the ones advertisers don’t care about. It moved from the center out. Why?
“These are the issues I face every day,” said one middle-American male in Ohio. He is besieged by everything Wall Street and the Admin State can throw at him. Nearly every month he is engaged in a life or death struggle. Every player in his business life is confiscatory.
Yellowstone is real, it is grounded, it reflects reality, now, not in space, not in yesteryear, now. That’s why it has cleaned the clocks of every posing wokster in media. The average Joe, the one on whom your life depends, is under as much threat as Kevin Costner and his family. Yellowstone has 10 million viewers because that brutalism is the reality Our Glorious Leaders have created.
They have broken everything.
The Great Decoupling
For the past three decades, our friends on the institutional and academic left have been agitating for a coming together of the culture, a re-engagement with civic life, with everyone marching in order, sacrificing self for others. Countless busybodies with publishing contracts have charged that we are selfish and narcissistic and vain and little and the only thing that will save us is to jettison all that and work for the common good. Socialism, the great equalizer, is the only way to defeat vulture capitalism and the giant sucking of life’s energy from the poor to the rich. Our benevolent highly educated leadership will manage the transition without a hiccup. The genocide that other cultures have experienced won’t happen this time.
In 1997, pop historians Neil Howe and William Strauss followed their celebrated Generations with the Fourth Turning, which predicted that our time, right now would be that time when humans become better people. Some great crisis will trigger a revisioning of everything and people would all of a sudden stop their infantilism and become like the Greatest Generation, the Revolutionary Generation, the Civil War Generation bringing forward a new saner more generous way of living.
The Fourth Turning: What The Cycles of History Tell Us About America’s Next Rendezvous with Destiny is heavily promoted by Bitcoin philosophers and politicians like Steve Bannon. It is one of those books that make power-seeking intellects believe that their path is illumined by the Great Spirit. No doubt it was on the reading list of self-appointed genius leaders like Bill Gates and Klaus Schwab.
So about ten years ago, they decided to create the triggering event that will lead to Human 3.0. It would be the American Revolution of the 2000’s, and it would create a pliant good citizenry who would consent to being chipped, stripped of property, heavily restricted (climate change), depopulated (also climate change) and made available for harvest by our superiors (Silicon Valley). Our religion would be Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, meaning that everyone competent would sacrifice their opportunity and futures for the least advantaged and the World Would Be Saved.
The plandemic was born.
Two years in, It could not have backfired worse. Out in the great diaspora of free individuals, there is a massive coalition building. It takes in blue collar workers, New Agers, wage slaves, natural health people, service people like police and firemen, artists and communicators, dissident journalists and writers and scientists, one by one splitting off from the super culture, quitting their jobs, striking out on their own. News rockets around alternate news sources at top speed, outpacing the censors who slam shut one activist after another, while immediately 20 other rise to take their place. Engagement, people are finding, is addictive, the dopamine hit of social media is much much stronger when your engagement is with your political allies and you are Fighting The Man.
Here’s a lovely little data nugget. They don’t have the electrical power to feed the censorship grid. It doesn’t exist. The Dalles in Oregon is a massive massive installation that feeds Google from the Columbia River, but they’ll need ten thousand Dalles to really get their social credit score up and running. They have literally run out of power. That’s why a story can run in a local newspaper and be in everybody’s inbox the next morning from Australia to India to Des Moines. No matter how fast the censors work.
The tsunami of bullshit from old media has lost them almost half their readership in the last year alone. And frankly anyone still watching broadcast news is part of the slow kids club.
In Canada, CBC news radio and television news eats up 50% of journalism dollars in the country and is watched, read or listened to by 1.35% of Canadians.. Both CNN and Fox lost 34% of their viewers in 2021. The Alphabet News CBS etc., lost double digits, the Washington Post lost 44% and the NYTimes, 34%. The only way old media affects the national mood, is if when the bullshit gets preposterous enough to mock world-wide.
Joe Rogan’s listeners outpace the audience for 60 Minutes at its height in the 70s, and does so today by several orders of magnitude.
Black Rock and Vanguard are financing one hell of a vanity press for the Oligarchy.
Take the numbers who vanished from the propaganda web in ’21 alone. That’s probably a good indication of how many people have just….decoupled. The pandemic taught people how to detach from the super culture, from the constant spending and acquiring, from busyness, from frantic senseless competition, from serving the oligarchy, which resulted in the Great Resignation. People are leaving the cities as fast as they can sell their houses and rural areas are seeing double digit rises in population, Hudson NY for example, almost 100%. Where I live house prices have risen 30% a year for the past two years. Gardening, food growing, local food is a massive profit center for individuals – once an activity for the sensitive, now the only way to eat – provide a stark example of getting out of the web.
This isn’t a hundred year upset, it’s a 2000 year disruption. It’s a decoupling, a refusal, a fuck you to 2000 years of authoritarianism.
They tried to bury us. They forgot we were seeds.
“Brooks is irrelevant,” I snapped to a email friend who sent me David Brooks’ recent self-congratulatory snooze-fest Why Conservatism is Dead Because it Doesn’t Listen To Me, in The Atlantic. “Furthermore,” I continued, “The New York Times is irrelevant, and all its columnists are irrelevant because they just are.”
Remember Time Magazine? A few short decades ago, it was the dominant magazine in the world. Ten million copies a week sold for real money. Pages and pages of advertising. Now, it’s a joke edited by a woman who I used to report for and who, trust me, is a bear of limited brain. And that fate is soon coming for the Atlantic, the Times and most other broadsheets. They are, as someone clever (Sarah Hoyt) recently said, barking orders at platoons of invisible foot soldiers, their world hollowing out beneath them.
One of my last editors informed me “we are gatekeepers,” to my stunned silence. This was a charming woman, who I adored, but who had never done anything but copy edit her way to editorship, had virtually no life experience, and as far as I could see, no real interests, other than her career and comfort and Holt Renfrew.
Honey, I grew up in Westmount and there were a whole lotta women who thought they were gatekeepers too. Their world? Vanished without a trace.
This goes for almost anyone dug into the current “mainstream” of the culture, wrapped up in a plush packet, filled with velvet and down and praise for lo these many years. None of them has any idea of how real life is lived.
To a man or woman, right and left, they are all scathing of the messy unwashed populists thronging the streets of the world fit to be tied by their lives being foreshortened with every single year that passes. Like Brooks, they flatter themselves with droning graduate level synopses of conservative (or liberal) thought over the ages, compare it to Trump’s syntax and cry ‘Civilization is DEAD!”
Never mind the badly dressed, snorting barely-humans at the barricades. They have no beef, no complaint, just shut up. They are anathema, human garbage who dare to rebel against the ferocious incompetence of their so-called leaders who have assumed police power over every aspect of their lives.
Brooks et al are part of the New Class, a group identified by William F, Buckley’s National Review sometime in the 70’s, forgive me for not bothering to check, I have just plodded my way through several thousand words of basic conservative thought history, which I rather hoped I’d read for the last time, the last time I was plodding through the virtues of Locke and Montesquiou and Burke.
The New Class for those who haven’t done the plodding is that modern caste of brahmins and mandarin bureaucrats who simply know better and who clip a bit of every dollar in the economy until those dollars reach those people who produce the product as 40% of what’s left. Every career politician, bureaucrat, contract worker, academic, consultant, union head, etc etc etc. The people my industrialist father used to call parasites.
Anyway to get to the part where Brooks says conservatism is dead, despite the three billion strong furious anti-government populists simmering in their houses, getting ready to take power, because damn, this is coming whether Brooks likes it or not.
Turns out he doesn’t actually have an argument. He just devolves into Trump frenzy.
Let me count the risibilities:
1. Conservatism ended with Mitt Romney in 2012. (I died laughing at that one – the vulture capitalist is the true conservative.)
2. Populists are spiritually sick because they don’t listen to the New Class anymore. (Do you ever ever ask yourself why?)
3. We know better. We can cite Burke.
4. All of life is seen as an incessant class struggle between oligarchic elites and the common volk (well yeah)
5. A lot of my friends are trying to reclaim the GOP and make it a conservative party once again. I cheer them on (ie listen you common volk who can’t cite Burke)
6. He makes the usual charge of racism at Americans complaining about people and criminals flooding across the southern border, calling it a rejection of “pluralism”. Because Brooks never leaves his leafy bower, he has no idea how people live anymore.
Here, I’ll tell him. It doesn’t matter what damned color or sex you are, as long as you’re not grifting off us. The immigrants and criminals flooding across the border don’t end up in university towns and the upper west side. They end up in small towns who can’t afford to pay for them. Their services are overwhelmed, their hospitals and schools broken by the floods of sick, hungry people who are basically illiterate. Who immediately start stealing because they are freaking hungry and Brooks and his ilk don’t pay for anything, so the badly dressed volk are stuck with it.
7. “As long as the warrior ethos dominates the GOP, brutality will be admired over benevolence, propaganda over discourse, confrontation over conservatism, dehumanization over dignity”. (This is shameless bullshit. Warrior ethic my ass- without it Brooks and his parents and grandparents would still be laboring as heavily discriminated against Jewish peasants in Russia.)
8. Brooks penultimate para: In 2021, the core threat is social decay. The danger we should be most concerned with lies in family and community breakdown, which leaves teenagers adrift and depressed, adults addicted and isolated. It lies in poisonous levels of social distrust, in deepening economic and persisting racial disparities that undermine the very goodness of America—in political tribalism that makes government impossible.
Oh my God, haven’t we had enough of this garbled preaching? I’m kindof with Lenin and Mao here. I think Brooks, Frum, the lady plutocrat who pays for this self-regarding horseshit, and all the rest of them, should go and work in a damned field for a few years, sleep with the peasants and eat at the Olive Garden.
Families are breaking down you awful vain piece of humanity, because they don’t have enough money. It has all been stolen by you, the new class working for the plutocrats who own your withered sedentary behinds. It is you and your paymasters who have have gutted their towns and industries – hello Mitt Romney – stolen their bright children and corrupted them, and reduced their lives to the economic level at which their grandparents existed, but now both man and wife must work ten hour days if they’re lucky enough to find work. It’s economic war which Brooks supported every inch of the way, waged by the very rich on everyone else. It is entirely fitting that his publishers – Mdm Jobs and Carlos Slim are paying for what can only be seen as propaganda as vile, constrictive and extractive as the medieval Catholic Church.
To the fields. For five years. Then maybe you’d write something you haven’t written eighteen thousand times before. Not that I care. You are irrelevant.
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