Five events and some light analysis that might explain the zeitgeist: Links 1, August 24, 2020

1. For those of you lucky enough not to have felt shame for a while, the victims in the video below are said to be escapees from North Korea. Consider that when thinking on the motives of the attackers.

2. Australian police arrest a UK tourist for not wearing a mask outside.

(Several times a week I go by a homeless shelter on the way to or from grocery shopping. The parking lot is always full. Often well over 100 people. Nearly none of them wear masks and they all stand close together and I often see people very close together. There is less than no social distancing, and again, no masks. It has been like this since this nonsense started. So the question is burning: If there was a single word of truth to the nature of the Wuhan Flu, why are any of these people still alive? Even the Church style sign outside the shelter never mentions anything about losses to the virus so far. And that sign is always used to induce guilt prompted donations. So how can you justify 6 cops arresting a guy on a sidewalk by himself for not wearing a surgical mask?

A second point. Quite often Stephen’s paper on leftist strategy talks about controlled opposition and dialectally driven narratives as an attack vector on Western civilization. This is a highly condensed and crystallized idea, but I would like to take a stab at how the issue of medical exemption to an ultra-vires mask law is an example of these.

The government tells you that you must do something unpleasant, illegal in fact (not that long ago you could get arrested for not taking off your sunglasses in a bank. Now you HAVE to wear a mask) and way way beyond the power of government to impose on you. The idea that you have to wear a mask of some kind, effective or not, inside and outside in public spaces. But the same government also gives you an out. You can claim (in Canada at least and I am guessing in Oz. from what the victim says) that you have a medical reason for not wearing a mask and you are not required to say what that reason is. Which makes some sense. Your medical condition is private. So of course people who do not want to wear a mask for any number of reasons, and frankly its not up to us to judge those reasons, decide to take advantage of this government lie. Now suddenly you put yourself inside the government dialectic scam. You are using a government approved lie to avoid a government imposed measure. Notice how the police do not give a damn about the law as written. They arrest him anyway and he will be punished for not wearing a mask, and likely also for lying about his reasons. To lie to the police using the exemption is controlled opposition and places you inside the dialectic scam. If you say you do not accept the government’s right to impose a mask on you, and submit yourself for arrest, would be a more interesting tactic and would take you down a different path. Possibly to a high court or possibly a beating or possibly just being dumped back on the street. but you would be outside the dialectic and not be controlled opposition. I suspect that when the government takes more power than it legally has, and offers you a lie to avoid it, it is controlled opposition, and a dialectically driven path to serfdom. But I will have to check with Stephen to see if this understanding is even in the ballpark.)

3. Kanye West is slammed for ‘making a mockery’ of Islam after naming latest model of his £180 Yeezy trainers after the Islamic angels of judgement and death

(A MUCH more accurate title for the Daily Mail should be, “Kanye West comes out of the closet as a non-leftist and anti-abortion, and is attacked by cancel culture as an Islamophobe at the speed of sound)

Kanye West has been slammed for ‘making a mockery’ of Islam after naming his new £180 trainers after the Islamic angels of judgement and death.

The Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Israfil is already being stocked by Adidas, while the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Asriel is expected to be released next month.

Social media users have taken aim at the former artist and sports company, accusing them of making an ‘extremely hurtful insult’ for the naming which they ‘must make amends for’.

The row follows accusations of cultural appropriation against Kim Kardashian last year – which forced her to announce she would change the name of her skin-tight ‘kimono’ suits just six days after they were released. 

Kimono’s are a long and loose traditional Japanese robe, which are worn by women

(Kim Kardashian is from an Armenian family and came out as accusing the Turks as guilty of the Armenian Genocide. Another trigger for the Islamic side of the Cancel Culture)

4. Communist insurgents under the false flag of concern for injustice to black Americans, set an entire car lot on fire in Kenosha Wisconsin. Once upon a time when words still had meaning, violence and crime with a political purpose was called “terrorism”

5. Medical theatre layered on musical.

Thank you all who sent in materials today. It might be interesting to have a contest to see what the rest of August and September will bring in terms of regulations and new laws and state powers in various places. For those who wish to, please write your thoughts, speculations and predictions in the Daily Reader’s Links post as to what you think will be to come. Then we can always go back and revisit.

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Canadian artist and counter-jihad and freedom of speech activist as well as devout Schrödinger's catholic

8 Replies to “Five events and some light analysis that might explain the zeitgeist: Links 1, August 24, 2020”

  1. Re: Homeless not dying…
    I live in SoCal and the bums that beg on every freeway ramps have not diminished. The homeless camps have not diminished. Apparently not many homeless have died from COVID. They are the “canaries” in the coal mine: multiple co-morbidities, none of the masks or phoney social distancing and they live in squalor (in the classical meaning of the term – no toilets).

  2. 4. “Communist insurgents under the false flag of concern for injustice to black Americans”

    Well put! And when you think of it isn’t that exactly what the African National Congress is in South Africa? Don’t tell me the people who put on that show could give a rat’s rear end over the happiness of a bunch of brown-skinned Zulus way down in Africa. It is and always has been about the hated “West” and so is Black Lives Matter and so is George Soros and all the rest…

    I’m not that mad about it, by the way. We pressure them to be like us and they pressure us to be like them and thus it has been for hundreds of years. It’s just the way of the world. East is east and west is west and never the twain shall meet.

  3. 2. Long, long ago was a Briton who said, “fair cop,” or produced an exemption card. Now they curse their way out like victims.

    The Fatherless have an inability to deal with authority – just or unjust – and so take it personally, like a whining pommy. A masterclass for how not being masterful.

    Medical exemption:
    https://www.ausdoc.com.au/news/authorities-reveal-medical-exemptions-mandatory-mask-laws

    “The government tells you that you must do something unpleasant, illegal in fact (not that long ago you could get arrested for not taking off your sunglasses in a bank. Now you HAVE to wear a mask) and way way beyond the power of government to impose on you.”

    In an emergency with an unknown virus from a Wuhan research laboratory… all governments used this right for public safety. As research and evidence comes out, good governments will release the rules, (others, will just keep them). The habit of wearing a mask, simply reminds people not to pick their nose, to wash their hands and keep their distance. Not perfect by any means but measured for the inhabitants they have. Most people with any sense, just stayed at home and designed a better health regime. And if anyone wanted the virus, and get it over and done with, they could volunteer for a vaccination-trial.
    https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/hundreds-of-canadians-willing-to-be-infected-with-coronavirus-to-speed-vaccine-research-1.4942858

    The police have a hard time being used as mask-monitors and dealing with these muppets. No conspiracy included. Just ‘weapons of mass destruction,’ to try and keep the population under control. The solution at the very end, might be no solution. But it also might have been a plague.

    As Australia goes into winter – they want to stop covid-19 spreading, fast.

    • The police have a hard time being used as mask-monitors… No conspiracy… The solution at the very end, might be no solution. But it also might have been a plague.
      ……..Yes.
      ……..Yes.
      :::: No pseudo-rebellion. No cutesy devices.
      :::: No more whining!
      Karen's twin is Winny. They're both tiresome.

      If you find a regulation so unreasonable, unconstitutional, challenge it appropriately.
      Take it to court. Do it as a collective, those in your community, lawyers, medical personnel.

  4. 1) Dreading a surprise social worker “safety” visit after my son mentions to a teacher that mum and dad listen to speakers endorsing HCQ .

    2) Doggy masks that match their humans’ masks

    3) Sewing a yellow star on your mask to indicate sympathy for Jews; green for Palestine; and a red one to indicate a known asymtpmatic carrier.

    • #2 and #3: Adolescent behavior, playing at dissent rather than challenging injustice for real. Because that might be risky.
      – – 3 – – And those specific examples are in poor taste.
      ….
      A relative of mine was liberated from concentration camp by the Soviets. Eventually sent to gulag with her husband for five years. (Doctors’ Plot)

      Upon release, they had a son. He was all “Papa Stalin” Young Pioneer. They never spoke an unguarded word, never revealed anything remotely “unpatriotic”.

      Then they escaped. The boy was told nothing till they reached Paris. His world was turned upside-down. He’d never see his friends again, his parents weren’t to be trusted.

      Reparations helped pay the cost of a series of shrinks.
      (That was a very common expense for the children of Holocaust survivors.)

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