Saturday, May 22, 2021

Cognitive Dissonance - Vaccines

The media is a disgusting creature. Journalists as a group are stupid, terrible at their jobs and liars. And right now it's so bad that my eyes are crossing. Here are some examples of things that are just driving me nuts. Each of the following is from actual "news" stories:

The evil US (and the lessor evil "rich nations in the West") need to finally step up and stop hoarding vaccines and help the poor people who are dying by the trillions from COVID. Why won't we lift a finger to help them? The racist US in particular is bad and heartless. BUT the US is sending 60 million doses of vaccine to the third world. The more noble Europeans are promising 20 million doses. Nobody else is promising sh*t.

The Chinese and Russians are winning the vaccine war because poor countries are choosing to rely on their vaccines. BUT Russia has only produced 20 million doses total... all used in Russia. Evil capitalist Pfizer produces 100 million doses a month. The effectiveness of the Chinese vaccines is below 50%. There are doubts the Russian vaccine is even that.

Those darn white conservative Christians are the problem because 30% of them say they won't take the vaccine. BUT 70% of blacks won't take it, and somehow that's the fault of white doctors. Only 25%... uh, 10% of Russians have taken it, but the US still has the worst rate in the world. Actually, the US has the highest innoculation rate because we hoard vaccines.

Those evil capitalist drug companies only do this for money. No sh*t, right? WELL Russia and China are SELLING their vaccines, yet that's considered charity somehow. Pfizer is donating 20 million doses to sh*thold countries... for free. ALSO, no public interest firm has yet produced a vaccine or hand out a single dose.

Why hasn't someone done something to help India? WELL a few weeks ago, the same media was touting how India was handling this better than all you white capitalist countries. Also, India has contracts with Russia to produce 100 million doses of its vaccine each month and claims it can take care of itself. Total doses produced so far are zero... and we're the bad guys.

It makes the head spin, doesn't it?
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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Wokery Will Never Die... It Just Changes Shape

There were some comments the other day that I thought should be expounded upon. The gist of the comments was that even if the woke are defeated this time, their ideas might come back into fashion. While I completely agree with the sentiment, I think it's important to note two things: (1) the woke will always be with us but (2) it's a mistake to think they will keep pushing the same ideas.

To understand what I'm talking about, realize that there is a chunk of the human race which simply relishes having power over/controlling others. This is the instinct which drives rapists: power and control (rape has nothing to do with sex, it's about feeling powerful). This is what drives internet trolls. It's what drives bullies. And so on. These are pathetic human beings who get off on imposing their will on other people. It's a genetic defect and about 1/3 of us suffer from it.

Why does this matter? Because this is who the woke are. They are pathetic people who crave control. They want that sense of power of being able to make other people do as they say. It gets them off. But at the same time, they don't want to feel like monsters and everyone knows that being a rapist makes you a monster. So they hide behind things that sound moral at the time, and they act vile in the name of virtue. These are the same people who turned Christianity into an inquisition... to save the souls of nonbelievers, not to get off on power. They imposed empires on brown people... to save them from their savagery, not to feel like Gods. They killed the middle classes and opened death camps in the names of the peasants of Russia and China... to help the peasants, not to get even with their betters. They backed Eugenics throughout the West... to protect the children they would abort or sterilize, not to make themselves feel genetically superior like Nietzsche's supermen. They helped Hitler round up Jews and other undesirables to protect the ignorant German masses. And so on. It goes up through NGOs engaging in neocolonialism, Islamic fundamentalism, and legal foundations subverting the will of the people.

Make no mistake: these people do not care about the cause, even as they seem to anguish over it. They simply hijack what they can use to make themselves the victims and the virtuous and they use those causes as a means of imposing their control on others. And when the causes burn out, they move on.

I would actually argue that movements like the communists, the feminists, environmentalists, unionists, religious "zealots" and the such were genuine and probably honorable intellectual movements at first. They may not have been good answers, but they were good faith attempts to solve the problems of their ages. But each got hijacked by these monsters who turned them into weapons of control. Look how the Civil Rights Movement went from equality to the hate of BLM. Look how feminism went from women gaining rights to angry lesbianism trying to destroy men, inventing a fake rape culture and the ridiculous attempt to seize power known as #metoo. Look how communism went from an economic theory of disparity to death camps and secret police.

I think these people are drawn to social movements, not because they care about the movements, but because they see them as offering the chance to impose control. "Oh, the world likes to save baby seals? rubs hands together I can use that to control what people drive or even eat, what they pay employees, to race bait! Wait till they have to order their lives the way I tell them!" Soon, these people take over the movements and attack society.

The sad truth is that these people are always there, always ready to steal a movement. It's in their nature. And they will use a movement as long as it's useful and then they move on... and they don't care to what. Right now, the highest moral calling in the West is tolerance, so they seize the tolerance movement and use it to impose extreme intolerance on the world. When tolerance loses its power, and it will, they'll find something new. Another banking crisis? Time to rail against THE Jew Banker... maybe even occupy Wall Street. Gays go libertarian? Maybe it's time for a revival of old fashioned morality. Militant atheism becomes Militant Islam becomes the Great Catholic Revival. It doesn't matter. Whatever is trending in society becomes the thing.  They don't care what the issue is, only that it gives them power.

So we will never be rid of them because some portion of the population is genetically inclined toward hate and control, but the woke's issues are almost played out and won't be back.

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