Cossacks vs Vikings

In Ukraine, about 20% of people who test positive for COVID get hospitalized.

In Norway, about 2% of people who test positive for COVID get hospitalized.

It’s the same COVID but different cultures.

A Deal

Let’s make a deal. If Biden wins and we do see a dramatic decrease in woke craziness, I will write a post about it and publicly recognize that I was talking out of my ass and completely misjudged the situation.

But if electing him brings no reduction in wokeness and woke craziness actually intensifies, I’d like the people who were nodding in agreement with the idea that voting for Biden is the best way to stop wokeness to come here and recognize that they were wrong.

No childish wiggling of the “yes but it would have been worse with Trump,” though. You either will be sitting in an “anti-racist” training by May or you won’t.

I’ll be here waiting.

Imagine All the People

If Biden wins, imagine the litany of articles, posts, tweets and newscasts titled, “We Need to Make Sure that There’s Never Another Trump” with the craziest policy proposals aimed at ensuring that, in the future, the proles stay at heel.

Imagine the vindictiveness, the persecution of anybody who ever stood somewhere in the vicinity of a Trump-Pence sign.

Imagine the kangaroo courts in the remaining workplaces. Imagine the hysterics of the aging starlets eager to share how they suffered in the past four years.

Imagine the self-congratulation, the demands for greater ideological purity, the announcements that Trump was punishment for them not being intransigent, violent or cruel enough.

Imagine the self-righteousness, the demands that everybody prove their Resistance bona fides. Imagine daily contests in who condemns the past four years in more shocking terms.

And then imagine the slow realization that nothing whatsoever has gotten better without Trump. Imagine what they’ll do after it begins to sink in that this 4-year-long tantrum they’ve been having had nothing whatsoever to do with Trump.

Imagine that.

The Great Reset Discussion, Part 5

Schwab says politicians are useless, yet he’s not above supporting the ones he likes. For instance, he promises “a much reduced geopolitical role” for the US and a loss of its status as global currency for the US dollar if Trump is re-elected. Why? Schwab isn’t shy about sharing his opinion: Trump is too nationalistic and his policies aim to advance the interests of the US instead of promoting global interests at the expense of the US.

Immediately after, Schwab praises China to the skies and seems to forget that China is extremely nationalistic in a way that the US is no longer capable of being.

But hey, forget the collapse of the dollar and the end of the global dominance of the US. There’s something much more important that will happen because of SARS-COV-2, Schwab says.

Neoliberalism will die.

The Great Reset Discussion, Part 4

Schwab’s use of SARS-COV-2 to achieve very specific goals becomes clear early in the book. He cites the Imperial College model from March – a model that has been debunked and proven to be a fiction that even its creator Neil Ferguson didn’t believe – as gospel truth. In June, when the book was written, using this model as a serious piece of data and the only model in existence, like Schwab does, is simply dishonest. It’s not possible – no matter how ignorant you are – honestly to believe that death counts keep doubling daily. If Schwab pretends that they do, it’s because his whole plan is predicated on people being as scared of SARS-COV-2 as they were in March.

Schwab is convinced that the only thing that can offer a hope for the recovery of the economy is a vaccine. He forgets to mention that, with a rapidly mutating virus, there won’t be a vaccine. Nor is it necessary since, just in the US, death rates have dropped by 80-85%. The virus, like coronaviruses tend to do, loses potency with each mutation. Today’s SARS-COV-2 is not the same it was in February-March.

None of these well-known facts enter Schwab’s calculations. He needs the virus to be extremely deadly for at least 2 more years. Or, since that’s not possible, he needs us to believe that it is.

Schwab is a great fan of lockdowns. People should stay at home to let technology take their place. He has been advocating for this for years but now there’s a perfect excuse to keep people from working by force.

What’s interesting in the book is how insistently Schwab peppers the text with the favorite – and utterly meaningless – words of clueless, rich lefties. Inclusion, diversity, sustainability, fairness, creativity, green everything – these are the things that will supposedly compensate us for losing our jobs, our capacity to travel, our education, and our representative democracy. Schwab often sounds like he’s to the left of The Jacobin, and that’s not accidental.

The Great Reset Discussion, Part 3

An idea that is repeated often in the book is that politicians are incapable of understanding the complexity of the times we live in. Democracy is too slow and unwieldy to serve the needs of extremely complex societies like ours. So it follows that ultra-intelligent people whom nobody voted for and who aren’t part of any political process should be in charge of running things globally.

This doesn’t mean that local or national governments should be disbanded. Not at all! They should be strengthened but in a singular way. These governments should have a lot of power to impose the dictates of this unelected uber-smart group of people whose interests are global and who aren’t attached to any particular territory.

Schwab obviously thinks he’s one of the uber-intelligent beings who should decide everything on a global scale. This is quite funny given that his book isn’t very smart. It’s the work of a lazy, uncurious, dogmatic mind and is riddled with errors that could be avoided if the author had bothered to use Google to verify his claims.

From the mysteriously expired quechuas to the childishly false analogies between the Bubonic plague and COVID (“these were the consequences of the Bubonic plague 400 years ago. So it must follow that the consequences of COVID will be identical!”), the quality of the argument is that of a smug freshman. The quality of the writing is worse.

This is one of the saddest things about this whole phenomenon. The only argument all of the Bill Gateses, Zuckerbergs and Schwabs ever advance is that they should be in charge because they are so much smarter than everybody else. But in reality, they aren’t even that smart. That is, they are brilliant in their narrow area of expertise, which is what made them rich. But their understanding of history, society, politics, etc is poor, and their hubris is preventing them from learning more.

The Great Reset Discussion, Part 2

In order to battle SARS-COV-2 – which obviously is going to exist forever and keep killing exponentially larger numbers of people every day, all evidence to the contrary notwithstanding – the following will need to arise (emphasis in the quote is mine):

a global surveillance network capable of identifying new outbreaks as soon as they arise, laboratories in multiple locations around the world that can rapidly analyse new viral strains and develop effective treatments, large IT infrastructures so that communities can prepare and react effectively, appropriate and coordinated policy mechanisms to efficiently implement the decisions once they are made, and so on.

Only the utterly naive will believe that this is truly about SARS-COV-2, that this global surveillance network will limit itself to tracking SARS-COV-2 outbreaks, or that it is going to disappear once the virus is no longer an issue. The virus is clearly an excuse. Global surveillance is the goal.

Schwab recognizes this when he says that globalization has made life so incredibly risky and democratic governments so useless that nothing but intense global surveillance can offer us any security in the face of all these uniquely terrifying and extremely riskily risky risks that are putting us all at risk.

If you think I overused the word “risk,” don’t read Schwab’s book. His use of the word is a lot more liberal and, I’d even say, somewhat hypnotizing.

The Great Reset Discussion, Part 1

Schwab begins his book with a collection of such bold-faced lies that it becomes clear how little people like him respect rabble like us.

The idea that the Aztec and the Inca emperors and almost all their subjects died in a pandemic seems ludicrous at first but then you get to the really big stuff that makes all those fortunately undead indigenous Americans seem like small potatoes.

After drawing an analogy between SARS-COV-2 and the plague of 1349 that killed a third of all Europe, Schwab announces that COVID is worse than not only the global economic crisis of 2008 and 9/11 but also the Great Depression of 1929 and even the 1918 “Spanish” flu.

Obviously, Schwab isn’t insane and doesn’t think the virus is actually deadlier or more destructive than the “Spanish” flu. It’s what the smokescreen of this utterly unremarkable virus will allow people like Schwab to do to us that’s a big deal. The big lie here is that Schwab is announcing the trauma he and his buddies want to inflict on us as a foregone conclusion. And please note how every news outlet has been channeling this exact thought for months. “This is terrible, terrible, terrible. The new normal, the new normal, the new normal.” The digital oligarchy, in the meantime, has been censoring any dissenting view.

It’s not a conspiracy theory. Schwab clearly states that the goal is to usher in a new world order:

The possibilities for change and the resulting new order are now unlimited and only bound by our imagination, for better or for worse…
We should take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity to reimagine our world.

The “we” here is obviously not the poor schmucks like me and you. It’s the Schwabs of this world who’ll be taking advantage of this wonderful opportunity.

The words “imagine, reimagine, imagination, etc” pepper the text so liberally because this is precisely about Schwab and Co imposing their fantasy of how things should be on all of us. None of what Schwab promises in this book is natural or unavoidable. SARS-COV-2 doesn’t need to be any more transformational than SARS-COV-1.

But some people really want it to be.

The Great Reset: Intro Post

Klaus Schwab is the founder of the World Economic Forum. For years, he’s been publishing books detailing the plans that the world’s 0,0001% have for the rest of us. He’s promising exactly what Zygmunt Bauman and Co have been warning about. And he’s doing it completely openly and in great detail.

Now he has published a new book. It’s titled COVID-19: The Great Reset. It’s not a pamphlet or a brochure. It’s a full-length book. It came out in early July, making many people wonder if such a detailed and far-reaching plan for a complete remaking of the world could have really been hatched up in a matter of a couple of months.

SARS-COV-2 is, of course, a pretext. On page one of the book Schwab announces that because of COVID “many things will change forever.” He makes no argument that the virus is particularly deadly. The virus isn’t really interesting to him at all, other than a pretext to accelerate the changes that Schwab and his globalist friends have been trying to bring about for years.

People have complained that I don’t bring any new books to the blog, so to compensate for my JK Rowling binge, I will go over Schwab’s book in small portions. There are some expected things in The Great Reset but also some stuff that is quite new. The proponents of fluidity aren’t rigid. Their theory mutates, and we need to know what direction they are planning to take us.

To give you a glimpse of what the book is like, here’s a long quote from the opening pages:

Many of us are pondering when things will return to normal. The short response is: never. Nothing will ever return to the “broken” sense of normalcy that prevailed prior to the crisis because the coronavirus pandemic marks a fundamental inflection point in our global trajectory. Some analysts call it a major bifurcation, others refer to a deep crisis of “biblical” proportions, but the essence remains the same: the world as we knew it in the early months of 2020 is no more, dissolved in the context of the pandemic. Radical changes of such consequence are coming that some pundits have referred to a “before coronavirus” (BC) and “after coronavirus” (AC) era. We will continue to be surprised by both the rapidity and unexpected nature of these changes – as they conflate with each other, they will provoke second-, third-, fourth- and more-order consequences, cascading effects and unforeseen outcomes. In so doing, they will shape a “new normal” radically different from the one we will be progressively leaving behind. Many of our beliefs and assumptions about what the world could or should look like will be shattered in the process.

It’s clear what Schwab is saying. We won’t be allowed to go back to normal because he and his WEF buddies (who are great fans of Greta Thunberg, AI, online learning, and the Chinese social credit system, by the way) didn’t like our normal.

And they are not going to let a good crisis go to waste.

Stay tuned for more…

Non-birthing Parents

I don’t even know what to say about this anymore:

This is a charity that’s supposed to help people cope with the most terrible thing a human being can experience. And even that doesn’t stop these disgusting pieces of refuse from exploiting people’s grief to virtue-signal.

Wokesters are truly despicable, evil, non-birthing bastards.