“The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. To be your own man is hard business. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.”
– Rudyard Kipling
In an essay that I wrote as a guest before launching my official blog, which I unfortunately had to pull down because “reasons”, I noted this about the Left (all formatting/links in original, but italics are replaced by underlining):
In the days when I debated in the local paper’s comment section I was one of the few regularly-posting people from the Right. One day a Leftist sneeringly replied to one of my comments “Do you realize nobody ever ‘likes’ your comments?” My reply was something to the effect of “I didn’t realize we were in a high school popularity contest.”
But that got me thinking that Leftists are herd-beasts (I started keeping track – all the good little Leftists would like-swarm each others’ comments). They move together. They think together. They studiously avoid thoughts that are not of The Collective. A former co-worker was, one day, ranting about eeeeeevil Conservative attacks on Planned Parenthood; he then commented “I don’t know anyone who is against abortion.” I raised my hand, and he sneered and dismissed me outright. That reprises the apocryphal quote “I can’t believe Nixon won. I don’t know anyone who voted for him.”
Liberals are constantly checking their views against those of their fellows because, deep down, they’re not sure of their own. I think that it’s one reason they slide to further and further extremes. It also simply explains, as in Occam’s Razor, why they can turn on each other so readily when one strays off the reservation. But consider this essay, which makes me think that these people actually get a high off the rush of approvals by their fellow liberals. So what happens with drug addicts? They constantly have to increase the dose. So, liberals constantly go further and further in being SJWs to exceed the last person who got adulation.
Ultimately, for the Leftist, it’s not about what they think, it’s about what others think about them. Read this essay by a psychologist whose work and essays I really like; alas, she’s gone dark after Obama’s re-election. And then READ IT AGAIN – it’s that good. They’re not strong enough to stand on their own convictions.
Nor, I am increasingly finding out, is the majority willing to question The Narrative on anything. The glowing Wizard of Oz screen speaks, they believe. Unquestioningly.
BARBECUE COVID CHAT
So I found myself at a BBQ held by someone in my wife’s circle. Quite a few people. And here’s a gaggle of the mothers talking about Jabbing their kids. Whether boosters, or once they turn five, they had this starry-eyed Eloi look that just screamed WE FOLLOW THE SCIENCE!
Made me sick.
So I tossed a few statistics out there. Like how healthy children have a Covid survival rate better than 99.99%. How in May 2021 there was a peer-reviewed paper that discussed myocarditis and permanent heart damage, which led to a quiet admission in August by the FDA that this was, in fact, a risk. That the American Heart Association journal Circulation concluded a link existed between the Jabs and heart damage. Pointing out that there was a marked increase in kids in their early teens down to single digits having heart attacks and strokes and other problems, even dying. “Died suddenly / unexpectedly” is now a thing. A few other bits of data. You know, just a few things that might catch the attention of a parent concerned with their child’s health and survival. Yes, I risked the possibility of word of this getting to my Covidien wife and her subsequent ire, but… saving a child’s life? Worth it. Thus far I seem to have escaped her wrath, B”H.
And… nothing. Not one question, not even a recognition that I’d been speaking though they did look at me as I spoke. I know they heard me. Precisely. No. Reaction. I might as well have been speaking Mongolian for all the impact I made on their minds, and I couldn’t help but think to myself that this seemed almost inhuman. Here I am throwing out very specific claims with checkable numerical figures that – at the least – should have had a person with a shred of survival instinct or love for their children asking a few follow-up questions. But the result? Not even a “Can you please repeat that, I want to write that down and check that out for myself”!
Then on to a discussion with the men, with whom multiple topics arose. And again, in reference to kids, I threw out a few of the same statistics – and yet one man proudly said that he looked forward to vaccinating his only son when the boy turned five, his other child, a girl, already having been double-Jabbed…
And while I certainly don’t wish either kid ill, there’d be a certain soul-condemning Schadenfreude if, in their Jabbing their kids to save them, something bad did happen.
This echoes conversations I’ve had at my Synagogue where I mention things like how, during the trials, out of 42,086 people in the first few months there were 1,223 deaths in just the first month or so of the rollout. That’s a damn specific accusation, and thus researchable, claim. Nobody asks anything. At another meeting I was forced to wear a face diaper (the talk topic was important enough I was willing to put up with it), and my comments that masks don’t work and can actually be harmful was – likewise – met with total incuriosity, but was accompanied by a threat that I could leave the meeting if I did not comply. As I said in my first essay on this, it’s not like people don’t know I’m intelligent and educated. You’d think that someone… somebody… would have a shred of curiosity at what I said. That isn’t to say that they should automatically take my word for it, but at least say “Wow, that’s interesting, you seem to know a lot about this – can you tell me more”? At least the person I met at a park the other day heard me listening to a podcast about this and asked a lot of questions.
How does anyone, especially a parent, not look at the news of a two-month old baby having a cardiac arrest an hour after being Jabbed and not have an icy hand clutch their heart?
And while Naomi Wolf’s comments, 78% of babies died in trial and Pfizer tried to hide it (video, 3:43) came too late for that BBQ conversation I have no doubt I’ll use them in subsequent discussions. And again, I’ll bet nobody will ask anything. Just like nobody bats an eye when I ask a very pointed question:
If this is truly safe and effective, why is Pfizer working hand in glove with the FDA to bury their trial results for 75 years? Had a judge not ordered the data to be released, not only would I be dead before the data was publicly available, my children would likely be dead before it was publicly available. And they want to push this into every human arm on the planet, multiple times?
And nobody finds this at all suspicious? (Just like Michael Mann, creator of the central-to-climate change “hockey stick,” preferring to lose a defamation lawsuit rather than have his data and methods independently verified).
Nor does anyone question when I mention $350 million (IIRC) in pharma “royalty payments” to people with regulatory authority, nor at statements that people in government are not required to report these.
When someone says you can’t see the data or the analytical methods my BS detectors go off, regardless of the topic. That hiding of data is accepted by so many just flabbergasts me. Just like people glossing over millions in payouts as a non-issue flabbergasts me. “Royalties”. Concealment of which – in any place I’ve worked would be a screaming conflict of interest – sets off my alarm bells.
Now understand that I don’t just start blurting out statistics to any group standing around me. It needs to be a topical discussion. Nevertheless, I cannot think of a person (the one exception just above) who said “Tell me more” or asked questions. Any questions. Same for this news:
Not. One. Reaction. Not from the Rabbi of my Shul; total expressionless face when I mentioned it, after having emailed it to him a week or so prior. Not from other people that I know. I mean, you’d think just a basic survival instinct would give people pause, but no. And more developing on fertility, Taiwan: Birth Rate Dropped -27.66% in June 2022!!! (substack.com):
And more The Great Birth Dearth:
And Sweden. And doubtless other countries. Given that Gibraltar and Israel are some of the most highly Jabbed populations, I wonder what’s happening in those countries. (Speaking of Israel specifically, this is a phenomenal rant (video, 12:03); warning though, the translation at the bottom flies by fast).
On the above image, more here.
“There will be a need to kill many billions of people, or to starve them to death, or to prevent them from giving birth… for those who will suffer and die, there will be the peace of the grave”.
That’s from 2015. Does the prediction match what’s happening today? And at this point, I am willing to be the bad guy and say FASTER PLEASE; The Unvaxxed Shall Inherit the Earth. The Jab was always an IQ test, and humanity – en masse – has failed. Stupid has consequences.
A CRISIS OF TRUST
In my titular piece about too many people having too much trust in government, I related a conversation-by-text-messages that I had with a person with whom I’ve been friends for over 30 years. He was not interested in documented Jab side effects. He was not interested in the FDA / Pfizer attempt to hide data. He was not even interested in seeing any of the data I was sending him, and castigated me for sending him Jab victim stories/pictures, instead scorning the whole thing because it wasn’t in the New York Times et al. That conversation, over a few days, ended that three-decade friendship. This was his last message to me, paraphrased:
THE IDEA THAT THE US GOVERNMENT WOULD CONTINUE TO LET THESE VACCINES BE GIVEN IF THEY WERE THAT DANGEROUS IS LAUGHABLE.
Yet… the CDC is not even looking for the safety signals in the prime system that was set up to detect safety signals. Surak covers the Covid toll in this post specifically, as well as generally on his blog (image from the post in the link):
In every category the Covid Jab, in just a couple of years, has surpassed harm in every category from all non-Jab vaccines (I know, the Jab is not really a vaccine) added up from 1988. So in less than two years the Jab has done more damage than all other vaccines added up for 34-odd years.
And when you tell people this… nothing.
BLINDNESS, BLINDNESS EVERYWHERE
To anyone who looks, the videos and data are clear on the massive foreign invasion on our southern border, let alone the aid from President Potato. The overwhelming quantities of people streaming across the border are nation-ending. More here.
Nobody bats an eye at this Great Replacement invasion, whether here in America or in Europe. Almost all the migrants to Europe are fighting aged men, bringing to mind this prophecy from 1974:
“Algerian President Houari Boumedienne who in 1974 told the General Assembly of the United Nations, ‘One day millions of men will leave the southern hemisphere of this planet to burst into the northern one. But not as friends. Because they will burst in to conquer, and they will conquer by populating it with their children. Victory will come to us from the wombs of our women.”
― Douglas Murray, The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam
I remember, and wish I’d saved, a video of an Imam preaching to a street crowd in some European city. Discussing how Islam would prevail, people in unison across the crowd held up their infants and toddlers. They know. Businessmen in the West look to the next quarter and year; sheeple in the West look to the next movie or video game. Islam? Looks to the next decade, the next century. In this Islam is like the Socialists… slow, patient, with a long time horizon. No wonder they’re allies against their common enemy: Western Civilization.
SOMETHING IN THE WATER
In Potassium Metathorinate I used a science fiction story’s government-additive-in-everything to capture the idea that, somehow, there’s something that’s just absolutely destroyed peoples’ survival instinct, their skepticism and foundational questioning.
So with those with whom I speak about the Jab, or (cue reverb) cliiiiimate chaaaange, or mass invasion, or shortages, or economic collapse, or, or, or… nobody questions anything. And even when shown evidence about any of these or other things, nobody believes anyway. Yuri Bezmenov was precisely right:
He was – to quote my late mother – “exactly right” in his predictions that you could show them data and physical evidence, and they won’t believe even that.
THE GOLDEN CALF
In a fantastic video with Stephan Molyneux and someone I don’t recall – the video’s been canceled of course – they discussed mankind tossing Hashem aside. Just look at the words of Yuval Noah Harari, talking about Homo Deus. Man as G-d. A violation of the First Commandment – “Thou Shalt Have No Other G-ds Before Me.” And people worship unquestioningly. Technology, and their own vanity, plus Marx, are their religions now.
In the long run, Hashem punishes these people. Just like He has punished others who have set themselves up as deities. The Tower of Babel story is just one example. My prayer, daily, is that I can get my children through the coming time unJabbed and alive. Not easy with a Covidian wife whose real love is her pharma-husband BFF.
CONCLUSIONS, FROM SCI FI
Perhaps I might still, by chance, influence a few people here and there, but for the main I’ve given up. Two lines from two different sci-fi books come to mind. Both from memory so please forgive me any errors.
First, from Horace Bury in The Mote in God’s Eye, when he is trying to convince others of the dangers the Moties – the caste-based alien species mankind encounters in the future – and their dire threat to the Empire of Man:
“Men are never convinced by being told they must believe”.
I don’t ask people to believe me a priori. I just ask that people set aside their egos a la Cromwell:
If I scattered sand in front of them and told them it was grain, they’d peck at it.
The vast majority cannot be saved. Leave them alone; WARNING from a Farmer~Get READY! (bolding added):
We can try to educate other people but that time would be wasted; spend your time wisely with people who are rebuilders. If someone has questions about the future, I will give them my beliefs, thoughts and facts. Succinctly. I will not proselytize to the walking dead.
They have been convinced, through relentless and well-crafted agitprop, that they are good and noble people for wearing their masks, for getting Jabbed endlessly, for Jabbing their kids and grandkids too. Empathy for others was stunningly leveraged and weaponized. Anyone remember the shift from masks being about protecting yourself to protecting others? In the name of doing good they will drag humanity into enslavement and death and will enjoy punishing you. The same for if you question importing countless “diverse” people. The same for if you point out the looming shortages, or dangers of digital currency / implanted chips / etc. They will turn on, and punish, you for questioning.
And as society disintegrates they will be livid & white-hot furious with you because you, people whom they looked down as deplorables, uneducated, “anti-Science”, foil hat wearers, etc., will have proven smarter than they are. And their vanity will not withstand that level of assault. They’ll be more angry at you for unveiling that they are NOT better educated, more intelligent, more scientific, better people, etc., than angry at those who engineered it. And per Huxley’s quote, they’ll enjoy dishing out that punishment.
As a friend of mine says repeatedly, sometimes nature – anthropomorphizing a little – decides a “reset” is needed. Not the Globalist-planned Great Reset of society, but something more fundamental: a Reset of those who have gone soft and forgotten the basics.
Turn to your trusted and like-minded friends. Build, carefully and discretely, your own meatspace network. Get physical addresses and ways to contact people outside your area who you know and trust against the day the net and/or grid go down (not that snail mail is secure, but at least it’s a way to communicate). Plan. Prepare. Learn. And be curious. For if curiosity killed the proverbial cat, the equally proverbial (and in actuality untrue) ostrich approach to new information – particularly information that doesn’t match a preconceived template of what reality “should be” – is even more lethal. To you as an individual, to your nation, society, and even civilization in which you live.