When I was a lonely little kid, I had a game that kept me entertained hours at a time, in playgrounds, in my parent’s garden, during parties while the adults were having fun: find a narrow ledge and walk it. Back and forth, back and forth.
(Side note: This might be something of a universal for Odds. Dan and other friends remember the same past time. An odd one for uncoordinated little kids, who weren’t exactly graceful. And my kids did it too.)
Lately I’ve found myself walking the same ledge. And gee, it sure feels lonely in here.
So — clears throat — anyone else thinks it’s funny that this Ukraine war thing came right after the Covid bullsh*t became untennable? And that incidentally it is sweeping under the rug just how much the current governments trespassed on liberties, destroyed the economy, and in general acted like communists on meth? It is sweeping under the rug the violations of civil liberties still going on. And by squeezing the oil price yet further is making people too worried about surviving now to go after the bastages who did this to them?
Anyone else thinks that it’s bizarre that Soros and his buddies are all gung-ho to get in a shooting war with Putin?
And that while on the subject of Putin, anyone else notice he’s still buddies enough with Biden to broker our attempt at giving Iran everything Iran ever asked for?
Yeah, yeah, great reset and ….
I’m sure that plays well for insane people with illusions of grandeur like that sh*tty little traitor Soros, and maybe the Clintons and their circle.
This kind of big grandiose schemes are what the left likes to pretend they’re working towards. That is a thing, like you know, the USSR had a plan to subvert the US, and then every time something went wrong here, one of their dissidents pointed out it was going according to plan. They probably believed it too. Since it was exactly what they were told. In the USSR. In fact, it was a case of a cat falling off the back of the chair and then telling you he meant to do that.
Because if any plan of the USSR’s worked flawlessly, it would be the first. Particularly a plan involving people.
Communists like to pretend they’re in control. In fact, almost all of them, from the beginning, are acting out of panic, because nothing is going as it should. It is that which makes them so deadly. Because they decide when the plan doesn’t work they need to eliminate the people who prevent it from working, which is to say, everyone.
There are four things that seem to be true, right now, and they’re all terrifying:
1- The international left are now — some have been for a long time, but at this point we can say they all are — functionally communists. They think it is necessary that the state/some big entity own all the means of production and, well, everything, so that the peasants are forced to do the right thing.
2- The international left are simultaneously incredibly stupid and convinced they are the most brilliant and educated humans to walk the Earth. They are not stupidin raw IQ. I suspect most of them are middle-wits with a high social drive. But their education consists of teaching them things that aren’t so and telling them how smart they are, so it makes them absolutely, bizarrely, mind-bogglingly dumb. Like this: It’s far more dangerous to think you know more than you do and can control economies flawlessly, than to know just a little and know you know just a little.
3- They are people who are unable to do second step thinking. They plan for the first, desired result. It never occurs to them something else could happen. Ever.Every crazy idea they’ve come up with, from prohibition to gun control founders on “and then what happens next?” Because they’re incapable of planing beyond the first step. I think this is a requirement of the type of mind that buys the just-so stories of communism. It is also why the carefully laid out plan of the Great Reset is mostly bullshit. They just think it’s a plan, but mostly they are trying to use the media and education to make it happen and running around the economy breaking things to force us into it.
4-Because of the internet, communications, global commerce and oh, a million other things facilitated by the internet, but also because of — salutes — Ronald Reagan, Donald Trump, and you and me, all the anonymous liberty lovers who never shut up, who fought for gun rights, who yelled that the king was naked at every opportunity, the culture and the zeitgeist are turning against them.
I don’t have time to unpack it for you, but suffice to say that communism/progressivism/socialism is a theory of the late 19th and early 20th century, when mass-everything (media, production, education) was ascendant, with some economies of scale realized (or faked or whatever) and the idea of a nation — a world — like a factory, managed from above, with everything perfect and bloodless and delivered just in time seemed not only possible but inevitable.
For the last twenty years, tech, culture and the way we live has started running the other way: to micro-manufacturing, personalized products, the ability to get whatever knowlege you wanted and run your life the way you wanted to.
All these four things amount to: the left was ad hoc and improvising before. Now they’re that plus panicked.
Understand, I still don’t believe in conspiracy theories in the normal meaning of it. I don’t believe there’s a super brain behind the scenes orchestrating all this. I think it’s all a limited modified hang out, with them falling from unstable perch to unstable perch and trying to shore things up in insane ways, always having recourse to excessive power when we fail to comply.
So Covid? Was a great opportunity to terrorize us, make us lock down, make us OBEY. And the thing is — look, I travel in the same circles, scientifically speaking, the interested outsider who reads everything– I’m sure they expected the Wu Flu to be lethal.
Yeah, okay, sure, they might actually have grown it in a lab. And they might have always intended to let it out in America, probably in fly over country. Because we were starting to worry them. And they needed something to “Get Trump out.” oh, I’m sorry “Fortify the election” which was much easier in the confusion created by arbitrary lockdowns and misery. I mean, again, it’s important to pay attention to the timing. If you think it’s a coincidence this came up just as “Russia! Russia! Russia!” as exposed as nonsense, you are more naive than anyone in this place and time has the right to be.
But if you think they had this plan all along, you’re also nuts. Nah. They’re making it up as they go along. They might have been doing research — were, really — in Wuhan, but that’s because people like Fauci love to play with the forbidden and feel powerful.
Then there was the leak from the lab, and I’m sure they had access to numbers from China, which were — I am sure — while not black-plague levels (that was the purging that went on under cover) much much worse than here. You have to remember the public hygiene problem (to comprehend how bad that is, all you need to do is look up “gutter oil.” No, seriously.) And air quality is so awful that their infants might as well be smoking three packs a day. Plus Wuhan was half starved on account of being moved out of the way and their businesses/food production shuttered, to host the military games just before this.
I’m sure Covid-19 killed a sh*tton of people there, giving China and the China fan-boys in the rest of the world the idea that it was way more lethal. Hence flying infected people all over the world, on the part of the Chinese who think we should die already. And hence the fanboys thinking that this was their big traumatic event that would kill oh, 1/3 of the population and leave the traumatized survivors scared, docile, and ready to obey their “betters.”
Or in other words to save the vision of the left, which had been turning sour since the early nineties, and frankly really not working recently.
I don’t know when they realized that people weren’t dying like flies. They should have realized it earlier, but of course they actually trust computer models and lunatics like Fauci. In their world this amounts to being “smart”. (Which tells you they’re functionally morons.)
I’m fairly sure they realized it sometime in the middle of 2020. And then they had a problem. How do you dismount from locking people up and treating them like prisoners? How, unless there’s bodies in every corner? And besides, they had an election to steal and the chaos made it much easier.
So, they doubled down in utter panic, also accounting for the completely inconsistent rules of what you could and couldn’t do and the hysteric demand you wear masks, which we all know are useless.
Once the election was stolen, they were blindly looking for a dismount.
The vaccine, they thought, would give them that. Which is why they delayed it till after the election. Their plan went something like: get a large portion of the population vaccinated, declare victory, unlock, receive the thanks of a grateful population. Meanwhile, make changes in the economy that usher in the Green New Deal and make us all prosperous and in tune with the Earth. Rule forever.
Only…. it didn’t go that way. It’s no longer possible to hide all the problems with vaccination, not to mention the reason some of us will refuse to take it. Plus by that time a lot — most? — of us knew “the plague” was bullsh*t (I mean, why did they trust Chinese technology, again?) and were refusing to even consider the vaccine.
So they descended to vaccine mandates, which simultaneously sparked revolt and hit the economy with a hammer in ways they haven’t even understood yet. (They also can’t conceptualize the changes that are taking place in society due to their little exploit, like the fact that we’re moving out of the big cities and into far flung places, or the fact that more people are homeschooling than ever, and it’s not a fringe concept any more. I doubt they’re even aware of those changes, much less thinking through second order effects.)
So they needed a distraction. BIG distraction.
And by the way, remember the covidiocy is worldwide, and even senescent Europe was starting to get froggy over vaccine mandates and passports.
So, they need a big distraction to wipe all this away (while keeping their power grab) and make people forget what a big screw up their Covid response was. Oh, yeah, and in the US they need a way to control the population that is suddenly aware these people, no matter where they were born, are foreign invaders, who hate us and America with a burning passion.
Well, they know where to go, and what to do. They’ve done this before. (See Woodrow Wilson.) In fact, there’s a reason they kept comparing Covid to a war. I mean, it gives them so many powers.
And there’s Putin who really, really, really wants to retake the former Soviet pact nations (he really never got over the break up of the Soviet Union. All of you who think he’s a patriot are sort of right, but he’s a patriot for the USSR.) He thinks they’re idiots — he’s right — and they think he’s controllable — they’re wrong.
In this case both thought they could win from Putin being allowed to take Ukraine (and in their minds all the other countries that used to be behind the iron curtain.) Putin would get his “glorious USSR” back, while quieting opposition at home. (Yes, the people there were restive.)
The US and the West got to sweep the last two years under the rug of the great just war. (And I’m sure they just planned to …. well, not send our very best, put our people’s legs in a sack, and then retreat. Afghanistan 2.0) and restructure things in the interim, including getting rid of/shutting down anyone — hi guys — who spoke against them. All of it under the war powers act.
They’d end with the divided, bipolar world most of them are comfortable with (they’re all older than dirt.) With China playing the wild card, maybe.
Oh, they might have to sacrifice one or two cities and other countries to the versimilitude of the thing. I mean Putin would need to do damage before we surrende– I mean, negotiated a peace.
Only the world is not the place where this plan would work. (I don’t know. Legoland?) And things started going wrong almost from the beginning, starting with the very specialized form of stupidity that Putin brought to the table: i.e. as a totalitarian, he has lousy information and had no clue how bad his army and equipment actually were.
(Old USSR joke, that illustrates the problem, if you imagine this happening at every level, without the denouement.
The komissar visited the collective farm, and ask about the potato harvest.
Farmer: Oh, it’s extraordinary. Stacked end on end, the potatoes would reach the knee of god.
Komissar: Don’t be stupid. There is no god.
Farmer: Same for potatoes.)
I mean, guys, he’s asking for Arab fighters. Arab. Fighters. Look, the left couldn’t hamper us enough to make us lose to them. So they had to make us retreat in disorder. Arabs are even longer on the braggadocio and slower on the fighting than Russian conscripts, as hard as that is to believe.
And Europe is seizing this opportunity to grab population (Mom is seeing refugees arrive) and confiscate Russian assets to bolster economies that are suffering form the US being impaired.
And over here there isn’t much enthusiasm for going and fighting the Russians. We’re all cheering the Ukrainians on, (even if their propaganda is goofy) but we’re resisting all attempts to go to out and out war under president Dementia and VP Ho.
Then rumors start. Like the Ukranian biolabs.
Maybe they’re there. Sure. I mean, they were in Wu-han. But what has been proferred is not precisely right. Like the terrifying organisms they were working on are the ones any high school student works on.
I suspect if money was paid for bio-labs most of it went into the pockets of Hunter Biden and Russia.
So, why isn’t our government outright denying it? And why is everyone being cadgey?
Because nothing is working the way they planned. They want us to move like good little chess pieces and go to war already.
And every one on the right is supposed to be getting 100% behind Putin. I mean, they told us he helped elect Trump right? So, if we supported Trump we must want to cheer Putin on. (It’s very, very important you don’t cheer Putin on. And take a long hard look at anyone who does. They’re probably just pudding heads, but they’re putting us all and our right to free speech in danger. For one, complaining about “Nato on their borders” only makes sense if Russia was intending to expand those borders. Through all its existence, Nato never attempted to invade Russia, or even the USSR. It’s classic USSR bullshit. For another, NOW he mentions biolabs and says that’s why he invaded. Sure thing. “I only put my hand in the cookie jar because I knew the cookies were radioactive. I just didn’t mention that for weeks.”)
They don’t want to start this off with nukes. And besides, Putin has to be getting pretty upset, and what if he lets fly with nukes right upfront? All of them? I mean, that wouldn’t end in detante and a balanced powers world. That could even end with them being toppled! or having to work for a living.
Now, is my outline of what is going on precisely right?
Nah. But I can see the motivations pushing them this way, in kind of a blind panic run.
And now? Now nothing is working as it should. And people are really getting pissed.
What zany insanity will these morons in power come up with?
I don’t know. I know it will be stupid, insane, and not take into consideration second order effects.
And it’s getting close, because except for the crazy left, people are way more worried about gas than about the war. And no one is buying that the war caused inflation.
So they must pull the next trick off their sleeve.
It’s going to be a doozie.
Stay prepared, stay safe, keep your clothes and weapons where you can find them in the dark.
And if you live near DC, do consider going on a vacation to fly-over country. NYC and LA too, just for good measure.
Because you don’t know what they’ll reach for.
You just know — as we do — that it will be horrific.