Some Thoughts on Experts…

Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (above)

No lesson seems to be so deeply inculcated by the experience of life as that you never should trust experts. If you believe the doctors, nothing is wholesome: if you believe the theologians, nothing is innocent: if you believe the soldiers, nothing is safe. They all require to have their strong wine diluted by a very large admixture of insipid common sense.

….Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury

 


Nothing would be more fatal than for the Government of States to get into the hands of experts. Expert knowledge is limited knowledge and the unlimited ignorance of the plain man, who knows where it hurts, is a safer guide than any rigorous direction of a specialist.

….Sir Winston Churchill

 


If it disagrees with experiment, it’s wrong. In that simple statement is the key to science.

….Richard Feynman

 

I agree.

 

….Rebel Yell

Some Thoughts on the Crook Biden


“It’s not the votes that count, it’s who counts the votes” as Stalin said many years ago.

Trucks arriving at 4 am stuffed with ballots all for Biden; no-one allowed to supervise; Republican officials kept out. In Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin….all states that were trending to Trump well into election night, then suddenly, as if by magic, hundreds of thousand of ballots for Biden appear, all of which were only marked for Biden and no other state or local candidates.

“I smell a big fat commie rat” as General Turgidson might say. Fact is, we have seen the most blatant, in-your-face election fraud ever.

Of course, the presstitutes in the papers and their toadies in the Fake New media were quick to jump on the bandwagon to cheer their boy. They even had the gall to call for “healing” after their four years of lies, hoaxes, smears and sedition against Trump. Such rancid hypocrisy would gag a maggot.

In his excellent blog, Behind the Black, Rob Zimmerman has this to say:


Now we find that the Democratic Party candidate for president, Joe Biden, might have obtained the presidency through what increasingly appears to be outright election fraud. Unlike Trump, who won cleanly and legally, Biden’s possible victory involves numerous documented instances of voter manipulation and illegal votes. Here are just a few examples, which are only a small sampling of the numerous such stories in the past week:
 Wisconsin Election Clerks May Have Illegally Altered Thousands of Ballots [here]
 Software that incorrectly gave Biden thousands of Michigan votes used in 28 other states [here]
 Ballot Count Watcher Describes At Least 130,000 Ballots ALL FOR BIDEN Arriving in Three Vehicles in Detroit in Dead of Night [here]
 Michigan USPS Whistleblower: Late Mail-In-Ballots Are Being Stamped As Received on November 3rd [here]
 ‘Like Flipping a Coin and Getting Heads 100 Times’: Stats Boffs Scrutinize Biden ‘Victory’ Numbers [here]

And then there is the situation in Pennsylvania, where the state court allowed ballots received after election day to be counted, even though the state law expressly forbids it. Moreover, that state court also allowed the election board to accept ballots even if the signature on the ballot did not match the signature on file.
The result in Pennsylvania? Almost 100% of every single late ballot was for Joe Biden, a statistical impossibility.

The odds are high that the Democrats are about to reap what they have sown. It will not be pretty, but then, it is what these conniving, corrupt, and power-hungry thugs have been demanding. We should give it to them.

Read the whole thing.

 

So even if the crook Biden slithers into the White House, and if these fraudulent deeds are proven, then he will be a bastard president, an illegitimate crook whose criminal organization has dealt another blow to the American republic.

Rebel Yell

Brideshead Revisited



Evelyn Waugh remains one of my favorite novelists, not only for his style, but for his acid wit and powers of observation about eternal human hypocrisy.

Brideshead Revisited, published in 1945, recounts the story of an upper-crust British Catholic family and the tribulations of their children, Bridey, Julia, Sebastian, and Cordelia in the 1920s and 1930s. The book was made into an outstanding series for British TV in the 1980s, and probably is the very best rendition of any novel in TV form.

Waugh became a Roman Catholic in 1930 and thereafter enjoyed the usual sneers and asides from the establishment literary set who were soaked in liberalism, communism, and materialism—not much different from today. He was not exactly the model of what one might expect.


The American Spectator ran a delightful little article about Waugh recently on the anniversary of his conversion to Catholicism.
As the writer notes:

He was a short-tempered, rude, cranky, insulting, bibulous, intentionally unkind and insensitive man who didn’t much like his children and who, increasingly deaf in his later years, frequently carried with him an ear trumpet, nearly two feet long and comically old-fashioned, that he would raise to his ear when he was speaking and lower when he was spoken to.
How can you not love a guy like that?


He concludes with this little gem:

Indeed, his conversion didn’t seem to seriously alter what one critic termed his “famously rebarbative personality.” The story is told of a courageous woman who once approached the great writer and said, “Mr. Waugh, how can you behave as you do, and still call yourself a Christian?”
“Madam,” Waugh replied. “Were it not for my religion, I would scarcely be a human being.”


Rebel Yell

The Assault on Science



The American Council on Science and Health is an organization devoted to expanding scientific literacy and debunking junk science. These days, that’s a Herculean task. Dr Alex Berezow explains in a recent article how the postmodernist pollution of academia and its infiltration into the media is doing significant damage to America’s world-wide reputation as a leader in science and technology.

When hard work, rational analysis, and careful experimentation are looked upon as “whiteness”, with the implication that they are necessarily bad, you know that the end of an open society is at hand. (Actually, in a weird way, that’s right, as White civilizations in Europe essentially created the modern world and the scientific revolution during the Enlightenment.)

When I was a young lad, the Scientific American (now the Pseudo-Scientific American) was the go-to magazine to get the latest on the most recent advances in science, in articles well-written by some of the world’s leading lights. Now, the Scientific American publishes articles endorsing Biden for President. This is not surprising as the Scientific American has been garbage for a long time.

As Dr Berezow says:


Though nobody can actually define postmodernism, it is characterized by a rejection of objective truth. This toxic ideology is rampant in academia and gaining popularity in the broader culture. Its most nefarious manifestation is Critical Theory, which derives from Marxism and posits that society is nothing but a hierarchy of oppressors and the oppressed. Out of this nonsense comes the absurd belief that the scientific method and even knowledge itself are tools of the white patriarchy….


…This will all backfire. One of the quickest ways to destroy one’s credibility is by being overtly political, yet more of the scientific community is doing precisely that. Once credibility is lost, trust and funding often go along with it.

Let’s see some of these postmodernist crackpots build a bridge…that doesn’t fall down.

Rebel Yell

Empire Redux

MONGOLIA – 2017/10/03: People on the observation platform in the head of the horse of the Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue (130 feet tall), which is part of the Genghis Khan Statue Complex on the bank of the Tuul River at Tsonjin Boldog, 33 miles east of Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia. (Photo by Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty Images)

 

These days, even the mention of the virtues of imperialism and empire are scorned and condemned by the political class that squats over us.  Here, in an article on Unherd is a very interesting new take on empire in general throughout history….

 

Rebel Yell

Down the Memory Hole



As soon as Winston had dealt with each of the messages, he clipped his speakwritten corrections to the appropriate copy of ‘The Times’ and pushed them into the pneumatic tube. Then, with a movement which was as nearly as possible unconscious, he crumpled up the original message and any notes that he himself had made, and dropped them into the memory hole to be devoured by the flames….

…Day by day and almost minute by minute the past was brought up to date. In this way every prediction made by the Party could be shown by documentary evidence to have been correct, nor was any item of news, or any expression of opinion, which conflicted with the needs of the moment, ever allowed to remain on record.

As Orwell wrote in his monumental work, 1984, this is the goal to which all governments move until they reach full totalitarianism. Re-writing the past is a continuous task for the Ministry of Truth and their legions of slaves—the eternally suppressed Outer Party members.

Sound familiar? Of course, it’s going on now in our supposedly free and democratic societies.

Today, the Press, the media, the chattering classes, call that execrable mob what you will, blatantly re-write reality whenever they feel like it. The New York Slimes is a world leader in mendacity in journalism, CNN a world leader in lying about Trump.

Orwell campaigned ceaselessly for honesty in reporting and writing, especially when it annoyed the Establishment. In his A Review of Mein Kampf, published in England in 1940 when England was at war with Germany, he discusses the very real and powerful appeal of Hitler’s ideas and personality at a time when England was facing possible defeat by the Third Reich. A while ago, our illustrious blog “BarrelStrength” carried a discussion of Orwell’s review by yours truly.


Well, lo and behold, I stumbled on an extremely interesting video on YouTube [see here]. Searching the Web, you can find many links to Orwell’s review.  Most show Orwell’s review containing the following quote….


But Hitler could not have succeeded against his many rivals if it had not been for the attraction of his own personality, which one can feel even in the clumsy writing of Mein Kampf, and which is no doubt overwhelming when one hears his speeches …. The fact is that there is something deeply appealing about him.

Note the ellipsis. It denotes something missing. All the links to this essay show the same thing…EXCEPT for the original copy stored by Project Gutenburg [here]. Note what has been erased…

 




You see, Orwell did not fabricate fictitious feelings and emotions about the personality of Hitler. In our diseased times, everyone remotely active in the political sphere has to shriek their personal hatred at the top of their lungs, lest they be accused of fascist sympathies. Indeed, who would dare not to?

Hitler plays the role of Emmanuel Goldstein in 1984, the quasi-mystical figure whom everyone must hate, who never seems to be defeated, who lives eternally as a permanent threat to the rule of the Party.

Apparently, Orwell’s lack of the required hatred was enough to have some of his essay consigned to the memory hole.

Rebel Yell

Belarus Stands Apart



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 Belta (the Belarusian news agency),

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.

Rebel Yell


A Journal of the Plague Year (64)

Some updates from Old Blighty on the state of coronadoom…

 

From the Daily Mail (UK) 

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.

 

As Guido Fawkes (UK Blogger) notes…

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…

 

Sheesh.

Rebel Yell