Matt Ridley is obviously not a nutter. Fifth Viscount Ridley, (family fortune made in the early coal revolution – coals to Newcastle), author of many books on biology, economics, innovation and how the world is improving. Accomplished, personable, rational and manifestly sane.
His comments on the origins of the Wuhan COVID flu are as provocative as they are based in fact. All of the interview is enlightening but the parts relating to COVID and the WHO start at 35:00. As one of the interviewers said, the first part of the interview will offend followers of David Ickes, the second will send them into firm agreement.
To be clear, Ridley maintains that the evidence leads to the conclusion that likely cause of COVID was the escape of laboratory experiments in recombining various corona viruses, and he explains why this is a reasonable inference. Quite deadly.
These days, when the Fake News Media drones on endlessly about some foreign leader being “the Last Dictator” or something, you know there is a hidden motive. Take Belarus, for instance.
Belarus, formerly White Russia in the Soviet Union, is led by Aleksandr Lukashenko and has been since its independence. No doubt he is less susceptible to “democratic” persuasion than he should be, but he seems to be more in tune with reality than some in the West.
In the never ending saga of Covid-19, Belarus seems to have adopted the same policies as did Sweden, namely, not locking up its citizens and destroying its economy, but attempting to live and behave reasonably.
Apparently, Belarus was offered nearly $1 billion by the World Bank at the beginning of the corona-mania, but only on condition that it adopt the lockdown policies of Italy and Spain and other countries.
According to the president, the World Bank has showed interest in Belarus’ coronavirus response practices. “It is ready to fund us ten times more than it offered initially as a token of commendation for our efficient fight against this virus. The World Bank has even asked the Healthcare Ministry to share the experience. Meanwhile, the IMF continues to demand from us quarantine measures, isolation, a curfew. This is nonsense. We will not dance to anyone’s tune,” said the president.
And what of Belarus’ record in coronadoom? According to the Johns Hopkins website, Belarus (population 9.5 million) has recorded 553 deaths from Covid-19 as of July 30th. With no lockdown. With no economy shutdown.
Compare that with Italy, say, with a population about 60 million and over 35 000 deaths and a crippling lockdown, which has a per capita rate ten times higher than Belarus.
No wonder the globalist money bags hate Lukashenko; he won’t knuckle under to their extortion racket.
The main thing, says Eric Weinstein, at 2:00 into the interview, is to find an ideology or sentiment that covers your trail. Thus wealth transfer upward to the elites can take place under cover of “we are the World”, concerts for Africa, or for the American farmer. “The dominant narrative of a time is a false narrative disguising how we can make money during that time.” [roughly] “There was some process by which globalization was a betrayal of your countrymen.That thing was the Davos idealism, which is now cratering because it was a wealth transfer program posing as a philanthropic effort.”
I may not agree with Eric on everything, but I agree with him on many many subjects. And one of them is his clear sighted take on how the noble vision has been used to disguise and legitimate the transfer of wealth from the working classes to the rich.
But back to the Kielburgers, those grifters. Do you see how it is done? Pose as champions of social justice. Get youth and politicians behind you. Ensconce yourself in the crowd of mega-rich. Virtue signal all the time. Find a narrative in which you are point men for world-scale caring and concern Shift the funds into real estate.
The Queen was overheard to say about one of the Kielburgers, when she was on tour in Canada, that he was a model little politician, or words to that effect. Don’t say we weren’t warned. One of the rotten aspects of Her Majesty’s job is to greet cordially people you know from the bottom of your heart are greasy-pole climbing frauds.
just informed the Commons finance committee that in addition to the $312,000 paid to Margaret Trudeau for speaking at WE Day events she was reimbursed an additional $167,944 in expenses. So a total of $479,944. #cdnpoli#WEscandal
As my legions of adoring fans will note, this is a much-delayed missive on the state of our collective insanity. This will be the last specific plague-year number. Why?
….Because this epidemic is OVER. All that remains is the paranoia and political hysteria that is paralyzing entire countries. Politicians will be loath to give up their “emergency powers”—they enjoy them too much. Of course, there are large swathes of the population that relish wallowing in disaster porn, but most of us are sick of it. Our societies have dealt with much worse diseases and not shrivelled up into whining cry-babies. Here are a couple of snap shots from Britain, where again the paranoia is being stirred up for “second waves’, “third waves” and “n-th waves” just so governments can boss everyone around in their private lives.
Oh, and never mind the millions who have lost their jobs, businesses, and livelihoods—they are just the collateral damage when you are “saving lives”. On that topic, ask the residents of long-term care homes in Governor Cuomo’s Death State, New York, how they feel about that. Or, for that matter, in Canada.
New polling from Kekst CNC has revealed that on average the British public believe a whopping 7% of the UK population has died from Coronavirus, a number 100 times higher than the recorded-death reality. Brits also believe that 22% of the country has had coronavirus, when the real surveyed number is four times less – between 5 and 6%. Brits are also the most fearful of a second wave of infections of any country polled, with more than three-quarters (76%) expecting one in the next year or so…
At minute 35:00 of the interview on Triggernometry, Bret Weinstein is asked about the prospects of race war. Worth a look.
If whiteness is incurable, as is proposed by those who foster the “whiteness” canard, then what is the point of fighting it?
If it is incurable, and everywhere, why fight it? “One step into it, it has no logic” says Weinstein.
I paraphrase Weinstein: “If seventy percent of the people are told they are defective because white, and that every institution in the country is claiming they are defective, then how can they fail to coalesce around their race?”
A few of Geoffrey Epstein’s former friends and associates want to make sure that nothing is investigated and are ready to murder to ensure their security. That much is obvious. If I were Ghislaine Maxwell I would be feeling quite insecure right now. That they were ready to murder the son and husband of the judge who is dealing with a case relating to Deutsche Bank’s transactions with Epstein shows how ruthless they are prepared to be.
Ding dong! Don’t answer that door! I am reminded of a scene from American Werewolf in London, which you must see. I don’t wish to make light of murderous behaviour but it should serve as a warning not to answer your door, without a loaded shotgun at the ready. Especially if you are a trial judge.
“… a Russian statesman and diplomat, became best known for his aggressive expansionism in support of Russian imperialism. In dealing with China, he secured a large slice of Chinese territory by the multi-lateral Treaty of Peking in 1860. As the Russian ambassador to the Ottoman Empire from 1864 to 1877, he worked to stir up pan-Slavic feeling and nationalism against the Ottomans, and had some responsibility for the Bulgarian rebellion of April 1876. He encouraged his government to declare war on Turkey in 1877, and after the decisive Russian victory he negotiated the Treaty of San Stefano in 1878. It heralded greatly strengthened Russian influence in the Balkans. However Britain and Austria intervened and forced the retraction of the treaty. As Minister of the Interior (in office: 1881-1882), Count Ignatyev promoted ultraconservative and Slavic-nationalist policies.
When I speak of the divine right of Canadian federal Liberals, because they are morally superior, and they are morally superior, because they are Liberals, I am not exaggerating. Michael Ignatieff failed as Liberal leader because he went up against a much tougher fighter in Steven Harper. I hope we can find another such soon.
I wish Canadians had had the advantage of seeing this portrait of his great-grandfather when Michael was running the Liberal Party. It might have told them something important.
The energy has suddenly disappeared from the energy/climate change discussion. Both Biden and Trump favour more nuclear energy.
The real crisis (COVID) has displaced the climate pseudo-crisis. The pseudo-crisis has moved from climate to “whiteness” and racism.
2. The education system is undergoing a complete rethink.
Nicholas Taleb thinks that COVID is stressing all the institutions of society, which seems to be reasonable. The weakest are being selectively culled. Among the most vulnerable are the universities. Taleb thinks they are things of the past. Their fees and costs have bloated, in part because the US federal government guarantees student debt. So who cares what the fees are if the government guarantees payment?