Retired, sometime civil servant, sometime consultant, active intellectual, former lawyer, active property manager, and on rare occasions in the past a political activist. He has recovered from the experience.

Retired, sometime civil servant, sometime consultant, active intellectual, former lawyer, active property manager, and on rare occasions in the past a political activist. He has recovered from the experience.

The origins of the COVID virus and the WHO response

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.

The Kielburgers explained: transferring wealth upward under cover of high-mindedness

 

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.

 

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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

If white supremacy is incurable, why fight it? If race is paramount, then why not be a racist?

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?”

 

Five warning shots to the back of the head

I am not a conspiricist by nature. Most of what happens can be explained by laziness, greed, stupidity or the tidal forces of opinion. But when the husband and the only son of a judge assigned to the Epstein case are shot by a man posing as a courier – ding dong! Don’t answer that door!- and the assassin is found the next day shot dead with self inflicted wounds, one has to ask: coincidence? I think not.

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.

Ignatieffs past and present

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Count Nikolai Pavlovich Ignatiev 1832-1908 

From Wikipedia:

“… 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.[1] 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.[2]

 

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“Ignatyev’s son, Count Pavel Ignatyev, served as the last Minister of Education under Tsar Nicholas II and later moved to Canada. His grandson, George Ignatieff, was born in Russia and became a Canadian diplomat, and his great-grandson, Michael Ignatieff, was the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada from 2008 to 2011.”

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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.

 

Scott Adams – insights of the day

Two thoughts today from Scott Adams:

 

  1. 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?

 

Your whiteness problem

For more details got to https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race/topics/whiteness

The interesting things about this portrayal of whiteness is how much of it is simply the virtues necessary for orderly and prosperous existence. The same requirements would apply if you were Chinese, Japanese, or Indonesian.

Whiteness and white racialized identity refer to the way that white people, their customs, culture, and beliefs operate as the standard by which all other groups of are compared. Whiteness is also at the core of understanding race in America. Whiteness and the normalization of white racial identity throughout America’s history have created a culture where nonwhite persons are seen as inferior or abnormal.”

Rather, whiteness was a cultural presumption. If the continent had been settled by Japanese people, japaneseness would have been the baseline assumption. Every culture in the world, including people direct from Africa or the Caribbean, are succeeding in the United States, because they arrive here expecting to work. Not so the American blacks. They seem to expect to be served. Another legacy from slave culture?  Or is it welfarism and toxic ideology?

In any event it is interesting to read how much of what whiteness consists of in this anti white screed is simply virtue.

 

 

Forbidden thoughts, forbidden expressions

Our de facto anti-white apartheid, David Cole. 

From Taki Mag.

It depresses me how much some American semi-lunatic commentators are seeing things clearly. As in, maybe this is the truth, and I have been far too complacent.

“How can people fight back when there are no laws or official policies to challenge? That was always the fatal flaw with legally codified, racially tiered systems. Laws give people something to target.

“Sure, blacks can storm through white neighborhoods, terrorizing residents by marching around at 1 a.m. blasting music from bullhorns (as happened in my neighborhood last month). But hey—it’s the right of free assembly! Whites can do it too…in theory. But in reality, whites know that if they try to march through, say, South Central at 1 a.m. chanting like lunatics, they’ll get shot. And DAs would not seize those guns, even as they charged the white protesters with “hate crimes.”

“That’s why a monster like George Soros has targeted district attorneys in every state; that’s why he spends so much money to install his own people in that position. The law gives DAs prosecutorial discretion, and again, it’s perfectly legal. White couple paints over graffiti? Felony hate crime. Black thugs beat white child senseless? Misdemeanor assault.

“DA discretion is a great tool for enforcing de facto apartheid, and Soros picked up on that long before we did.

“The news for whites is grim. Politicians in both parties have already decided to either go along with de facto apartheid, or at least not overtly oppose it. Whites have no advocates left. The closest thing whites have to an advocate with a major national platform is Tucker Carlson, and he won’t say the word “white”:

We’re witnessing a broad and powerful attack on the principle of equality. Daily, we are told that all people are not in fact created equal. Some were born with moral stain, others were not…. People in favored groups must be held to one standard. Those in disfavored groups, the morally tainted ones, must be held to another standard. The country retains one set of laws mostly for the sake of formality. But we must apply those laws in very different ways, according to the DNA and the background of the accused.

“On the face of it, that monologue is fine. But not once in the piece does he specifically name whites as the “disfavored, tainted group.” He uses the same generalized terms that people like Kendi have already redefined. Antiwhite apartheid can’t be countered if you can’t be specific, a point I made last year in “Can the Right Fight Without Saying White?” Carlson knows that even with his strong ratings, appearing to advocate too stridently for whites would be a fireable offense.”

 

And so forth.