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Finally, it landed on me: WW3 is here and it is an unforgiving battle between the ‘vaccinated’ and the ‘sceptics’. It is a vicious struggle between those who are convinced that Pharma, Gates and Fauci are committed to salvaging humanity and the rest, who insist on believing in the bond between man and the universe (the sun, the soil, the sea, the human organ, the viruses around, Covid-19 included).

WW3, as such, is a vicious confrontation between people who are libidinally thrilled by social distancing and those ‘suicidal’ characters who are actually nostalgic about human interaction, fresh air, and freedom in general.

WW3 is an animus struggle between two groups: the first is those who insist upon the notion of ‘real science,’ probably failing to distinguish between ‘science’ and ‘technology.’ The others seem to understand that while science is an attempt to understand the universe, technology is the art of translating that understanding into profit. There is obviously a difference between understanding what Covid-19 may be (science), and the wall-to-wall attempt to translate it into hard cash (technology). Those who believe in the existence of ‘real scientists’ who ‘agree amongst themselves,’ fail to grasp that such a notion is in itself non-scientific as science is not a matter of consensus. The progress of science is actually defined and determined, like art, by creativity and the defiance of accepted paradigms i.e., consensus. Those who talk to us about ‘real science,’ must be blind to the fact that the history of scientific revolutions is a tale of relentless intellectual dissidence.

In the WW3 in which we live, there is neither ‘Left’ and ‘Right’, nor is there ‘right’ and ‘wrong,’ there are no states and borders. The world is literally divided in the middle. People who believed themselves throughout their entire lives to be ‘Leftists’ and opposed Trump evidently warmed up to his views. This certainly isn’t because they approve of Trump’s abrasive style or politics; They opened up to Trump because he communicated an existential sense they experienced themselves. While many expected Trump to be politically obliterated by Covid-19, it seems that his approach to the pandemic brought him many new supporters.

But it may as well be deeper: people who were devoted peace lovers and Palestine supporters in particular suddenly noticed that the same vile Orwellian measures that were inflicted upon them are now used against pretty much half the American people and Covid dissenters. We basically detect an emergence of an unusual alliance that is yet to be realised, but surely will be exploited, if not by the current Trump, then by Trump 2.0.

In the WW3 in which we live, those who call themselves ‘anti-fascist’ happen to be the fascists of our time , yet those whom they castigate as ‘racists,’ ‘fascists’ and even ‘supremacists’ are often found at the forefront of the battle for universal freedom of thought and elementary human rights. Seemingly, many of the people who, for some reason, still refer to themselves as ‘Leftists’ have bought into the most problematic Hitlerian ideas. They insist that people should be identified politically by their biology (Identitarians), by their skin colour (unless it is white), by their gender (as long as it isn’t male) and by their sexual preference (heterosexuality excluded). Hitler also believed that German speaking people should identify politically by their biology: ‘race,’ so to say, as long as they weren’t Jewish or Romani. In the upside-down world that happens to be our reality, the working class or more accurately, the workless class (defined pretty much by socio-economic conditions) ended up with Trump, Brexit, the Tories (in Britain) and the Yellow Vests (in France and other Western European countries).

In terms of socio-economic political identification, the Left and the Right swapped sides. It wasn’t a political transition; it was actually metaphysical and existential shift. As things stand, the progressives/Left/liberals are bonded with big tech, the mainstream media and Wall Street, while the Right has morphed into a populist movement verging on revolutionary thoughts.

Israel, for one political reason or another, is by far ahead of every other country in the mass vaccination contest. Israel has already injected the Pfizer ‘miracle’ into more than a fifth of its population and is a perfect testing ground for WW3 in terms of the politics, strategies, ‘science’ and human rights issues at play. Despite the mass vaccinations (or because of them), the Covid-19 epidemic is taking a very hard toll on Israel’s citizens. Like Britain, Israel’s health system is on the verge of collapse. Like in Brazil, hospitals are running out of oxygen. Despite government attempts to fiddle with numbers, the number of critical cases in Israel keeps rising every day. It is particularly fascinating to examine the Israeli case in light of the early Zionist promise. Israel’s Zionist founding fathers promised to make the new Hebrews brave and fearless. Zionism vowed to make them organically bond with the soil and the sun.

That Zionist social experiment didn’t work as well as expected. In 2021’s Jewish State, Pfizer’s vaccine has replaced the good old chicken soup. The Israelis have agreed, so far, to act as Guinea pigs for the world to witness. The results are not yet convincing. There are rumours that both Hamas and Hezbollah are considering retirement, admitting that Pfizer achieved far more than they ever wished for. As it seems, the only Israeli communities that seem fearless and actually fulfilled the Zionist dream are the orthodox Jews and the Arabs. It is worth mentioning that neither the Orthodox nor the Israeli Arabs (Palestinians really) were ever suspected of being Zionists, they are just authentic human beings.

ORDER IT NOW

I read in the press that there are calls in different countries to impose legislation that restricts those who are subject to quarantine to wear GPS wristbands that will determine their obedience. If I am correct and the WW3 in which we live is an unforgiving battle between the vaccinated and the sceptics, maybe we should apply the same technology and wristband both the vaccinated and the sceptics just to make sure they stay apart. Naturally these two camps do not and should not mix with each other. These two camps seem to be suspicious of each other, and for obvious reasons believe they are existentially threatened by one another.

In previous big wars, people fought over territories, over states’ borders lines, over ideology, often people struggled for freedom. I can’t really see at this point in time how peace can prevail and how this WW3 may come to a harmonious end. I can’t even imagine what defeat or surrender may entail in this war but it doesn’t look good.

(Republished from Gilad Atzmon by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. anon[427] • Disclaimer says:

    Israel, for one political reason or another, is by far ahead of every other country in the mass vaccination contest.

    It’s because Jews are smarter than average, though obviously that doesn’t exclude the existence of some extremely stupid Jews, like Gilad.
    If he keeps spreading this vile disinformation about the pandemic and the vaccine, I really hope that Boris Johnson will take action. Gilad and other “sceptics” like him should be sent to a concentration camp on the Orkney islands where they can do no harm, and from which they should only be released after having been vaccinated.

  2. WW3, as such, is a vicious confrontation between people who are libidinally thrilled by social distancing and those ‘suicidal’ characters who are actually nostalgic about human interaction, fresh air, and freedom in general.

    What utter rot. Most of us who practice social distancing do so reluctantly because we believe it is for the safety of all of us. Most of us know people who have been infected; some (including me) knew people who have died of COVID-19. Libidinal thrills are conspicuous by their absence.

    the bond between man and the universe (the sun, the soil, the sea, the human organ, the viruses around, Covid-19 included)

    A good thing indeed, but better still with modern medicine to improve our chances against those viruses.

    • Agree: Marshal Marlow
  3. @anon

    This is the funniest comment I have ever seen..

  4. @James N. Kennett

    I am not trying to persuade you not to take a vaccine just trying instead to help you understand what side you are on…

    • Replies: @James N. Kennett
  5. I can’t really see at this point in time how peace can prevail and how this WW3 may come to a harmonious end.

    Easy peasy … those who the vaxx doesn’t kill outright will likely be sterile. It may take a generation, but those of us who courageously did not wear the talismans known as masks and those of us who still shook hands with and hugged and kissed our loved ones and friends will go on living and carrying on with new generations, while those who chose mere soulless, isolated existence will whither at the ends of their own family trees. Before then, we will have banished them and their beloved political and technocrat leaders to safe quarantine islands where they can enjoy (if you can call it that) their last COVID-free days.

    • Agree: TheTrumanShow
    • Replies: @Gilad Atzmon
  6. Nice article! I was laughing several times (in a good way). Perhaps I am cynical, but the situation is so absurd that I am somewhat numbed to it by now. I do feel for all those who are being crushed by senseless policies around the world, though, but what to do?

    To my mind, there is no question that the great fear that the virus has evoked, and that is being viciously stoked by the mass media, is far more damaging than the virus itself. Many people have literally lost their bearings. The fearlessness of which you speak would benefit a lot of people!

    There must be a reason why one finds the most exquisite gallows-humor in such writings as Solzhenitsyn’s “Gulag Archipelago” – even though he bought it at a dear, dear price, he said that he did not regret his life (understand it those who can!).

    We are spirit, that is our hope and succor.

    • Thanks: Gilad Atzmon
  7. Guy came today to replace the water filter. 200 bucks for a damn water filter.

    But forget that.

    The next thing you know, he’s talking about Nancy Pelosi’s wealth.

    Now, Nancy Pelosi is a crook. No doubt about it. Just like every other member of the Senate, House of Representatives, the state governors and their legislatures, and local politicians. All crooks. Republican, Democrat, and Independent. All crooks. And you can get them for cheap.

    But anyhow–first of all, tradesmen are not supposed to start talking either Fox News or MSNBC talk on a repair visit to a home. Alright, he was probably all coffee’d up. He wouldn’t let me get a word in edgewis–about how my personal experience showed that a different hospital from the one he had segued into jabbering about gave better service and care. Just couldn’t get it in. He was motor-mouthing like a jet engine. Just wanted to blabber about the damn Puerto Rican nurses. Couldn’t stop himself. Now, a close relative of mine is a nurse. And she supervised nurses at an old folks’ home for many years. And she said, from personal experience, that the ones who were sitting in the cafeteria, visiting with their families, jabbering on the cell phone all the livelong day, and neglecting their work, were the Pennsylvania Dutch ones. The Puerto Ricans, she said, were very unfriendly–but they did their work.

    In other words:
    A. Tremble for your fate. When it’s your time to go to the home–it matters not what race religion or creed they are–be assured that your nurses will neglect you, and you will daily lie in your own bodily exudations until the cows come home and then some. (Not to mention that it’s not always the lazy dumbass malingering young nurses, white, black, Hispanic, whatever–quite often it is the greedy, penny-pinching MBA administrators, cutting corners by under-staffing, that are behind your succulent daily ablutions. And when the two get together–kismet!)

    And;
    B. There are more things, and more complicated and nuanced things, in this world than you Fox News and MSNBC watchers’ tiny brains can conceive. Just because they tell you to obsess on the current buzz-obsession of the day–do you have to obsess on it? Come on. Have some independence of thought. Grow up. Move on. Have an original thought. I know it’s hard. But try.

    But you couldn’t tell this fucker that.

    • Replies: @Zumbuddi
  8. Some former acquaintance of mine from England was whinging on about how Putin has “stolen” billions of dollars from the Russian taxpayer.

    I said: I’d rather have a competent leader who pays himself what he’s worth than rank incompetents like we have who can be bought for peanuts.

  9. cranc says:

    To my mind, there is no question that the great fear that the virus has evoked, and that is being viciously stoked by the mass media, is far more damaging than the virus itself.

    Many people around me have lost their bearings. I persuaded my old man to research the PCR aspect. He agreed that it was not a diagnostic test, but somehow he can’t link up this with the implications it has had on everything else. He is booked in for the shot.
    How damaging is the virus itself ? Sweden has basically let it pass through naturally:

    https://softwaredevelopmentperestroika.wordpress.com/2021/01/15/final-report-on-swedish-mortality-2020-anno-covid/

  10. Left and right also have swapped sides insofar, as it is now the left that blames “Moscow” for everything…

    • Agree: Gilad Atzmon
  11. Those who believe in the existence of ‘real scientists’ who ‘agree amongst themselves,’ fail to grasp that such a notion is in itself non-scientific as science is not a matter of consensus.

    It’s true, scientific progress is a matter of reproducibility, not consensus, at least not in the sense you describe. But until recently, I never imagined I would see groups of people who honestly believe there is some kind of conspiracy to hide the ‘truth’ that the earth is really flat. It doesn’t seem like “the bond between man and the universe (the sun, the soil, the sea, . .” has acted as any kind of inoculation against this sort of ‘derangement’. Witness Scientology, Qanon, etc.

    • Replies: @Catdog
  12. @Katzenellenbogen

    That’s because the leftists now have new benefactors in the ChiComms.

    Vlad is no longer able to afford, much less tolerate, useful leftist idiots.

    Leftists, like starving artists and Republicans licking Adleson’s boots, need moneyed benefactors willing to pay for indolent lifestyles.

    Speaking of Republicans, went down and changed my party affiliation to non-aligned.

    Next election might re-register as Democrat so as to vote in the Democratic primary and vote against all Democrat incumbents.

    So, when the Republicans say, who else you going to vote for, well it’ll be the CPA.

  13. Zumbuddi says:
    @obwandiyag

    Change the filter yourself.

    If someone stupid enough to regurgitate Fox & MSNBC can do it, how hard can it be?

    • Replies: @Wyatt
    , @obwandiyag
  14. @The Alarmist

    It is possible that we are dealing with a self destructive apparatus.. but the claim that the vaccine will kill its users at one point in the future is probably as ‘scientific’ as the claim that it actually works…we really don’t know much …

    • Replies: @goldgettin
  15. To me the vaccine scare makes little sense.

    It stands to reason that the Covid pandemics is being used by the elite to brake the world economy after peak oil had been reached in 2018. Then a vaccine that gives some sense of security and raises a (false) hope that things are going to become again as they were back in 2019 is actually rather an obstacle to this plan. This obstacle can be circumvented by a new virus mutation that evades all vaccines. However, such mutation may be hard to obtain as there are several competing vaccines on the market, all somewhat different from each other.

    My main worry is not the vaccination program per se but the fear that it will trigger an ever-lasting competition between the new mutations and new vaccines, at least until the elite finds another way of curtailing the oil consumption without triggering the oil price hike above $100 / barrel. This competition may unfold against the backdrop of continuing quarantines and lockdowns.

    • Replies: @That Would Be Telling
  16. This is the first regime in history that curtails the right to breathe as a matter of course. As such it is a threat to life and has no legitimacy.

  17. @Gilad Atzmon

    “We really don’t know much”?
    Maybe,maybe not? But we’re learning,
    (some of us) and right thinking is different
    than right doing.Talk is cheap,obviously,
    actions speak louder than all these words,
    and walking the walk induces envy at every turn.
    We are inside of a pickle, good luck.

  18. @James N. Kennett

    “What utter rot. Most of us who practice social distancing do so reluctantly because we believe it is for the safety of all of us”

    There you go, in your own words

    Safety 🙂

    Utterly stupid more like.

    I’ve been ‘infected’, it was a big yawn, you need to grow a pair James.

    • Replies: @James N. Kennett
  19. Catdog says:
    @gar manar nar

    Flat earthers, Q’s and truthers of all kinds are the consequence of the establishment destroying its own credibility and trustworthiness. In this age of universal lies, it’s reasonable to be skeptical of everything.

    • Agree: Dumbo
    • Replies: @gar manar nar
  20. karel says:

    Puzzled by your statement that

    Those who talk to us about ‘real science,’ must be blind to the fact that the history of scientific revolutions is a tale of relentless intellectual dissidence.

    As a scientist, which you may remember from our encounters, I am not so certain what ”real science” is. I have never claimed to perform this particular form of science, nor do I know any colleague who have made such claims. Although, we may hear from various clowns to have initiated a scientific revolution, the reality is more mundane, because revolutions in science are as rare as in they are in the history of nations. My guess is that they happen about once in a century for any particular discipline, except perhaps for a particle physics.

  21. Dumbo says:
    @James N. Kennett

    Most of us who practice social distancing do so reluctantly because we believe it is for the safety of all of us.

    LOL. If you do it because you are afraid of getting sick, fine. But don’t tell me that “it’s for my own good” or “the safety of all” or “for the children”.

    In what way does the “social distancing” of millions of healthy people in any way improves our “safety”? Asymptomatic transmission was several times proven to be a lie.

    Not to mention that despite (or because?) the lockdown and social distancing, “cases keeps increasing”. Of course, the whole methodology is dubious, but by their own admission it is a failure.

    Now “Rachel” Levine, a freak and a biological impossibility, is going to be taking care of your health, and helping you “fight the pandemic”.

    They won’t let you sing at Church, but orgies, no problem, as long as you wash your hands:

    https://newspunch.com/pennsylvania-health-department-issues-covid-orgy-regulations-wear-a-face-covering-avoid-kissing-wash-hands-often/

    “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” (Benjamin Franklin)

  22. Wyatt says:
    @Zumbuddi

    I’m of the opinion that Obie boy is a colored fellow. Something about his speech tells me that he is.

    So don’t be too hard on him.

  23. @Dumbo

    As a PA resident, I am ecstatic that the hideous Dr. Levine will be leaving his post as Secretary of Health. I’m sick of his daily scolding on how we are failing to co-operate in eradicating this much overhyped Flu. Pompous Governors Cuomo and Newsom are getting all the press for their extreme lockdowns, but our tyrannical Gov. Wolf has been equally as bad. I wonder if Wolf is looking for another gender confused tranny to take his place.

  24. @romanempire

    Ignoring your framing, because the easy answer to it is that new virus strains will be created as needed. Although that would get obvious after a while…. So if we’re just talking about natural stuff about a virus that’s probably not natural but a gain of function experiment accidentally released:

    by a new virus mutation that evades all vaccines. However, such mutation may be hard to obtain as there are several competing vaccines on the market, all somewhat different from each other.

    My main worry is not the vaccination program per se but the fear that it will trigger an ever-lasting competition between the new mutations and new vaccines

    SARS-CoV-2 started out so well adapted to humans it hasn’t significantly changed, at least not enough to evade the existing vaccines or candidates still in testing, which excepting the inactivated whole virus ones like the disappointing Sinovac CoronaVac, actually are all but identical. “Active” (mRNA or virus vector takes over a few cells) or “passive” (protein plus adjuvant), they’re eliciting a response to the spike protein, and hopefully a stabilized version of it. This results in a number of “epitopes,” small parts of the protein being targeted by the various parts of the adaptive immune system including antibodies. If we’re lucky, at least one of these is “conserved,” it can’t change much or “the virus won’t virus.’ Easiest analogy is an enzyme as a lock into which what it works on fits more or less precisely like a key.

    If that turns out not to be the case, we’ve got more tricks up our sleeves, including possibly targeting the nucleocapsid protein, which natural immunity also targets. Right now the emphasis has been on making and testing the most effective and safe vaccines as fast as we can, not that sort of cleverness, crossing our fingers on new strains developing based on it being (suspiciously) well adapted to humans, and coronaviruses have a unique among RNA viruses proofreading mechanism. Also, we have lots of “eternal” vaccines for RNA viruses that mutate a lot more than coronaviruses, but they’ve had centuries at minimum to adapt to humans. Measles for example is a 5th to 15th century zoonotic jump from rinderpest, which has been eradicated as smallpox was.

    • Replies: @Dumbo
    , @Herald
  25. Catdog says:
    @gar manar nar

    I am not a flat earther, but I’ve looked into it. Many flat earthers are trolling as a thought experiment. Humoring absurd positions is a good test of how much you really know.

    • Replies: @gar manar nar
  26. @anon

    Have you been vaccinated already? Your life is too precious to waist in this cruel pandemic. Needless to say, people like Gilad will be dying a horrible death without the life saving vaccine and you, the vaccinated one, will be enjoying the show.

  27. @Zumbuddi

    You fucking shitheel. I hate you illiterates. Because you can’t even read.

    My post was not about the filter. I said that. So you talk about the filter. Because you are an illiterate.

    But OK, let’s refute your ignorant bullshit
    A. I won’t replace the filter because I don’t know how, and it is a complicated procedure.
    B. Replacing the filter requires specialized equipment which I don’t have.
    C. I am better than you because I have the courage and manliness to admit I don’t know how to do something. You, on the other hand, are just the type of moron who would go ahead and pretend like he knows what he’s doing, try to replace the filter, fuck it all up, and then blame it on somebody else. I got your number, buzzard.

    Now, to your other point, which is also a diversion from what I really said (probably an accidental diversion rather than deliberate–the parts about filters and FOX were all you could read).

    You are a liar. You are just the kind of asshole who goes around complaining about Nancy Pelosi being so graft-rich–but no Republicans and no “scientific racists”, no they never take graft–because you read it on some dimwit blog like this one, or heard it on Fox News, or some other idiot source. I bet you regurgitate Fox with your mother’s milk, you phony. You are exactly the kind of bozo I’m talking about.

    • Replies: @frankie p
  28. Dumbo says:
    @That Would Be Telling

    we’ve got more tricks up our sleeves,

    Oh yes, I’m sure (((you))) do.

    • Agree: TheTrumanShow
    • Replies: @TheTrumanShow
  29. Johan says:

    “hospitals are running out of oxygen”

    Perhaps they should try opening a window…

  30. @Catdog

    Many flat earthers are trolling as a thought experiment. Humoring absurd positions is a good test . .

    Or an infantile attempt to escape ridicule after exposing one’s own stupidity.

    • Replies: @Fatmanscoop
  31. @Gilad Atzmon

    I am not trying to persuade you not to take a vaccine just trying instead to help you understand what side you are on…

    Strangely enough I am not on either of the sides that you have invented.

    I would imagine that your categories are an attempt at comedy, but many other commenters are taking you seriously!

  32. @Da's Reich

    I’ve been ‘infected’, it was a big yawn, you need to grow a pair James.

    Count your blessings. One of my friends didn’t make it. Modern medicine confirms that testicle size had nothing to do with it.

    • Replies: @Da's Reich
  33. @Dumbo

    How bizarre! The actual advice from PA is as bad as Newspunch says.

    Large gatherings are not safe during COVID19, but if you attend a large gathering where you might end up having sex, below are tips to reduce your risk of spreading or getting COVID-19 through sex:

    https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Guidance/Sexual-Health.aspx

    In places with more sensible guidance, large gatherings are forbidden, whether or not you “might end up having sex” there.

    “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” (Benjamin Franklin)

    I tend to agree with Franklin; but in this case, we are giving up a little temporary Liberty, to purchase essential and permanent Safety. It isn’t quite the comparison that Franklin was making.

    If COVID-19 killed 20% of infected people, we would all recognize that the temporary sacrifice was worthwhile. In fact COVID-19 would kill about 1% if medical facilities were overwhelmed. We are arguing about whether the degree of lockdown is appropriate to spare the lives of 3 million Americans, or 700,000 Britons. Opinions are bound to differ. I think the lockdown is worth it; other people don’t; but the reason for having it ought to be clear even to those who disagree with it.

    Provision for those hit hardest financially has not been enough. When Donald Trump decided that the US financial system needed $6 trillion to stay afloat, he should have given every American man, woman and child $18,000 instead of giving most of the money directly to the banks.

    • Replies: @anon
  34. anon[939] • Disclaimer says:
    @James N. Kennett

    I tend to agree with Franklin; but in this case, we are giving up a little temporary Liberty, to purchase essential and permanent Safety. It isn’t quite the comparison that Franklin was making.

    I tend to agree with Franklin; but in this case, we are giving up a little temporary Liberty, to purchase essential and permanent Safet. flatten the curve. It isn’t quite the comparison that Franklin was making.

    I tend to agree with Franklin; but in this case, we are giving up a little temporary Liberty, to purchase essential and permanent Safety to protect our neighbor. It isn’t quite the comparison that Franklin was making.

    I tend to agree with Franklin; but in this case, we are giving up a little temporary Liberty, to purchase essential and permanent Safetyto free up ICU beds in hospital. It isn’t quite the comparison that Franklin was making.

    But what’s really going on is:

    I tend to agree with Franklin; but in this case, we are giving up a little temporary Liberty, to purchase essential and permanent Safety to funnel billions of US taxpayer dollars to medical entrepreneurs so they can develop a new product that will have a future revenue stream of mega-billions in corporate profit to pharmaceutical corporations and investors. It isn’t quite the comparison that Franklin was making.

    then there’s this: where did the concept “safety” come from? It jangles. “Stay safe” does not fit with going about life in a world filled with diseases, bacteria, germs, viruses. When your kid is taking the car out and the roads are ice covered, you say, Stay safe. When your kid is going out to be with friends at a coffee shop or church or a study session, you don’t say, Stay safe.

    • Agree: Wielgus
    • Replies: @James N. Kennett
  35. @James N. Kennett

    According to the CDC website, as a 60 year old male I have a 99.95 chance of surviving the KungFlu,

    It’s not a matter of counting my blessings,

    If you haven’t worked out that this scam has nothing to do with a virus or the health of any nation, then you are part of the problem and not the solution,

    The word ‘Scam’ comes from the Irish phrase ‘Is cam é’ which means it is crooked.

    Nappy up there James, it’s coming to get you 🙂

    • Agree: Herald
    • Replies: @Wielgus
    , @James N. Kennett
  36. Wielgus says:
    @Da's Reich

    Interesting etymology. Wiktionary does not confirm it but I thing it is plausible. Alternative explanations include that it comes from Danish or Norwegian skam, meaning “shame”.
    The Scottish name Cameron is derived from Gaelic words meaning “crooked nose”.

    • Replies: @Da's Reich
  37. @Wielgus

    When the Irish arrived in America first, like all immigrants they were preyed upon by con men etc,

    That’s where the phrase was first heard as the Irish spoke amongst themselves in their own language,

    The way it is pronounced in Irish emphasises the scam, sort of like iS CAM é

    There is no pause or space between the S and C when spoken, and the é is almost like ‘ey’ or ‘ay’ depending on the regional accent,

    The Norwegian connection makes sense also because although we Irish think that the Danish were the Nordics that came to Ireland, it was actually the primarily the Norwegians.

    The Irish for nose is ‘Srón’ so Cameron is Cam for crooked and Srón for nose 🙂 makes sense.

    Like the phrase ‘ye dig?’ comes from the Irish for do you understand.

    Lots of stuff in the English language came from Irish

  38. You know who I pray to? Joe Biden. Two reasons: First of all, I think he’s a good actor, okay? To me, that counts. Second, he looks like a guy who can get things done. Joe Biden doesn’t fuck around. In fact, Joe Biden came through on a couple of things that Trump was having trouble with. For one year I asked Trump to do something about the COVID-19 pandemic, Joe Biden straightened that cocksucker in a hundred days. It’s amazing what you can accomplish with a simple mass media. So I’ve been praying to Joe Biden for about a year now. And I noticed something. I noticed that all the prayers I used to offer to Trump, and all the prayers I now offer to Joe Biden, are being answered at about the same 50% rate. Half the time I get what I want, half the time I don’t. Same as Trump, 50-50. Same as the four-leaf clover and the horseshoe, the wishing well and the rabbit’s foot, same as the Mojo Man, same as the Voodoo Lady who tells you your fortune by squeezing the goat’s testicles, it’s all the same: 50-50. So just pick your superstition, sit back, make a wish, and enjoy yourself.

  39. Herald says:
    @That Would Be Telling

    Blind them with “science” and tell them nothing. You could get a job as a government advisor.

    • Replies: @Vojkan
  40. You are a very interesting thinker, and I really like your column’s.

    The world is literally divided in the middle. People who believed themselves throughout their entire lives to be ‘Leftists’ and opposed Trump evidently warmed up to his views. This certainly isn’t because they approve of Trump’s abrasive style or politics; They opened up to Trump because he communicated an existential sense they experienced themselves.

    The Trump voter is/was what is left after you subtract –

    Those who are aware of what Trump actually engaged in (probably the most emblematic being the retraction of his own lobbying ban against his entourage the day he finally left office and it would have become universally applicable), but voted for him anyway in a last, hopeless effort to hold of the opposition party.

    (Not factoring in those like me who voted Trump in 2016, and stood their ground against “where are they going to go”)

    Despite the mass vaccinations (or because of them), the Covid-19 epidemic is taking a very hard toll on Israel’s citizens. Like Britain, Israel’s health system is on the verge of collapse. Like in Brazil, hospitals are running out of oxygen. Despite government attempts to fiddle with numbers, the number of critical cases in Israel keeps rising every day. It is particularly fascinating to examine the Israeli case in light of the early Zionist promise. Israel’s Zionist founding fathers promised to make the new Hebrews brave and fearless. Zionism vowed to make them organically bond with the soil and the sun.

    When Federalism (of all sorts) asserts the right to think for you, much of the populace assents. Medical care is especially dependent upon overall societal general health and fitness before the medical event.

    People who are generally fit and healthy don’t need to hide in the basement for a year, speaking as someone who had Covid and sought no medical care at any point. Nor would they ask anyone esle / consent to do so.

    USA and Mexico have extreme obesity, for instance, and on any trip to any American Walmart you encounter scooter pilots with a flap of fat covering their genital region, extending out precariously from either side of the punished electric scooter, seeking HFC Soda.

    Humans, down to their very musculature, are designed as ‘use it or lose it’. When obesity is considered a medical condition that entitles special benefits, you dis-incentivize this Darwinian principle that more than any other factor (besides – #1 genetics) affects survivability.

    I would opine –
    Nations that engage in reverse triage perform the worst in any public health challenge.

  41. @anon

    to free up ICU beds in hospital

    With ICU treatment, the death rate is about 0.3%; without it, 1%. 1 million dead Americans vs 3 million.

    flatten the curve

    The reason is to not overwhelm ICU facilities. The answer above applies.

    to protect our neighbor

    Is that a bad thing?

    to funnel billions of US taxpayer dollars to medical entrepreneurs so they can develop a new product that will have a future revenue stream of mega-billions in corporate profit to pharmaceutical corporations and investors.

    This has nothing to do with the lockdown.

    • Replies: @anon
  42. @Da's Reich

    According to the CDC website, as a 60 year old male I have a 99.95 chance of surviving the KungFlu,

    Please provide a link.

    The last time I checked, 60 was the approximate age at which the survival rate is equal to that for the population as a whole. I.e. about 99.7% if ICU treatment is available when needed; 99.0% if it is not.

    In other words, if the virus is allowed to spread unchecked, there would be 3 million US dead.

    I think it is worth taking precautions in order to reduce this figure.

    If you haven’t worked out that this scam has nothing to do with a virus or the health of any nation, then you are part of the problem and not the solution,

    It is notable that very few people are stepping up and saying “Relax the precautions. I am willing to take the risks. Those who are more susceptible than myself are responsible for protecting themselves.” Instead they tell us that we are being scammed.

    • Disagree: Hippopotamusdrome
    • Replies: @Da's Reich
  43. frankie p says:
    @obwandiyag

    I notice that you are a frequent user of a wide variety of diversion tactics commonly used by highly manipulative narcissists, psychopaths, and sociopaths to silence other people. Just saying.

  44. @James N. Kennett

    “It is true that the CDC has reported the possibility of a 0.2% death rate for the coronavirus. More specifically, the CDC in its “Pandemic Planning Scenarios” document estimated the death rate was about 0.26%,”

    That’s just a quick quote from a fact check page on the website usatoday.com, the CDC document that I read some time back broke it all down by age and underlying conditions.

    This is essentially standard flu territory, a nasty flu for the very infirm but simply not remotely as dangerous as continually alleged,

    I take precautions every year in an attempt to avoid the seasonal flu, the dose I got in 2018 was a particularly dreadful experience so I’m neither unaware of the dangers of the flu or cavalier in my attitude to getting it or not. In the UK there were an extra 60,000 deaths from the seasonal coronavirus in 2018/2019 but few are aware of this. It’s a fact of life that we just get on with year after year except for now,

    I do call for an end to the restrictions and have been on many protest marches in this regard here in Ireland, I don’t own a mask, I don’t practice social distancing and I don’t use hand sanitiser and still I couldn’t buy the bug, most probably because I have had it as I previously mentioned and have immunity,

    There is a global backdrop to all this, China making a play for Europe which is both institutionally broke and willing to be bought and the Belt and Road initiative needs access to the European market which is still a huge prize despite its precarious financial position,

    On a local level, we in Ireland are heavily dependent on the pharmaceutical industry as it constitutes 60% of our exports (ironically American firms making drugs here to ‘export’ back to the USA) and contributes over 1 billion to the state coffers via corporation tax alone, plus the 50,000 high end jobs, all this buys a lot of influence at the cabinet table, and this industry is in trouble because of the opioid crisis in America, so it’s bail out time again for the owners of pretty much everything in big business,

    Why not google the top 10 shareholders in almost any company you care to mention and note that the same few ‘funds’ keep appearing.

    It’s all about the money, mandated vaccines rescue big pharma whose owners also happen to own the companies that invested in the rollout of 5G infrastructure,

    And we the people must pay for it.

  45. According to the CDC website, as a 60 year old male I have a 99.95 chance of surviving the KungFlu,

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/planning-scenarios.html

    “Scenario 5 (best current estimate)” suggests a 99.5% chance of survival for the 50 to 70 age group. This is 10 times the risk of death that you quoted. OK, it is still a low figure, but it means that the chance of a 60-year-old dying this year is perhaps 80% higher than it would have been without COVID – and higher still if ICU beds are not available.

    I can see that the case for lockdown is borderline: if the risk of death was three times smaller we would be in “flu territory” and we probably wouldn’t bother; but if it was three times larger the crematoria would be unable to cope and we would be using bulldozers to dig mass graves.

    Even in our “borderline” case, if we had allowed the virus to run its course, hospitals would have refused admission to many seriously ill people, undertakers would have been overwhelmed, and we would probably have had to use the army to collect the dead from their homes. Not a happy prospect. It is understandable that politicians and most people accept a lockdown as a preferable and more responsible course of action.

  46. anon[939] • Disclaimer says:
    @James N. Kennett

    to free up ICU beds in hospital

    With ICU treatment, the death rate is about 0.3%; without it, 1%. 1 million dead Americans vs 3 million.

    flatten the curve
    The reason is to not overwhelm ICU facilities. The answer above applies.

    With Vitamin D, hydroxochloroquinine and zinc, and/or Ivermectin, ICU treatment is not necessary. Neither is a vaccine.

    to protect our neighbor
    Is that a bad thing?

    Persons with co-morbidities, most notably obesity, are more threatened by Covid19. So the real service to “our neighbor” would be to remove from “our neighbor” hi-fructose drinks, lo-nutrition hi-calorie snacks, etc. THAT is “protecting our neighbor” with specific reference to Covid would be.

    Does an infant wear a diaper to “protect his neighbor,” or because an infant is in a specific state of health and development that requires such protection; AND, does an infant wear a diaper for X hours; remove it and hang it on the rear view mirror or stuff it into a pocket, then put it on again?

    Is it a bad thing? No, it’s a foolish, useless, virtue-signaling thing.

    to funnel billions of US taxpayer dollars to medical entrepreneurs so they can develop a new product that will have a future revenue stream of mega-billions in corporate profit to pharmaceutical corporations and investors.

    This has nothing to do with the lockdown.

    So you concede that Covid is a medical situation while lockdowns were a government action unrelated to — uncaused by a virus.
    That’s progress.
    Now, why do you suppose those government actions were taken, actions that had far worse impacts and were far more deadly than the .007% (or whatever) mortality rate of a virus?
    Cui bono? Follow the money. It was NOT my neighbor whose wellbeing was enhanced by losing his job, his small business, and bigger chunks of his liberty, unless my neighbor is Big Pharma, or a big box store or Amazon etc.

    • Replies: @Da's Reich
  47. Robinski says:

    I’ve read that Fauci has a hand in 40 patents. Your description of the difference between science and technology is the best explanation I’ve seen for translating what passes as science into “warp speed” profits.

  48. @anon

    Hopefully James gets it now 😉

  49. @Dumbo

    You hit the nail on its head, dude. Also, thanks for the link. ‘That IS Telling.”

  50. Here is the translation in french:

    https://plumenclume.org/blog/661-la-troisieme-guerre-mondiale-est-la

    We French readers appreciate very much that you are creative, warm, and unpredictable all the same, in what you write as much as in your music. Some years ago, you seemed obsessed by jewishness, but now your subjects are wider. We also appreciate indeed your insights about the israeli society, it is a lot of fun to discover things through Gilad, not through ha’aretz, which is just boring.
    So, congratulations!

  51. Vojkan says:
    @Herald

    He already has one as Pfizer bot.

  52. Vojkan says:

    There are basically two sides, those who are content with living lives of finite-state machines and being treated as no more than “automatons with desires”, and those who believe that the purpose of life transcends its physical limits. Determinism and non-determinism, totalitarianism and liberty, nihilism and transcendence.

  53. dina says:

    Mr Gilad you must remember that:

    washing the donkey’s head wastes time and soap

  54. The main theme of the recent conflicts, psyops, artifical crises and pointless political discussions was how groups how survive via disinformation, such as the jews, jesuits, freemasons and other mafias full of sociopathic people, work and how nearly irreversible and damaging their impact really is.

    Some people seem to have some resistance to these attacks, while others are completely vulnerable and unable to stop falling in them. This invalidates a lot of basic assumptions of social sciences, such as people being somewhat rational, having a tendency for benevolence or democracy being able to rely on the judgement of the manority.

    The solutions to those problems would require impossible tasks: confroting chronic liars, who are very powerful, trying to convince idiots they are wrong for believing in such groups and implementing systems that are tolerant to a majority of people being fooled or wrong, sometimes almost insane and even malevolent.

  55. Data says:

    What’s to stop Chinese Commies from releasing a much more deadlier bio-weapon than Covid-19?

  56. @gar manar nar

    I’ve never come across anyone who claims the earth is flat.

    The current US establishment does claim that there what perceive to be “gender” in relation to human beings – i.e. what we conceptualise as “male” and “female” – has no basis in biology.

    This is because they insist that males (born with penis etc) can become female (ovaries etc) simply by asserting so, and that the peasantry must accept this as fact.

    This is an idiocy beyond anything else, and is probably destructive to our understanding of our environment beyond flat-earthers’ beliefs would be, where they to be imposed upon society via threats of excommunication etc.

    Yet you concentrate on flat-earthers. So you’ve got something wrong with you, because you’re criticising very marginal groups (I don’t think flat-earthers exist or have any prominence whatsoever) while failing to criticise powerful groups’ assertion of demented beliefs, where this dictatorial assertion is clearly designed to destroy our ability to understand our environment.

  57. Tsigantes says:
    @anon

    Gosh, you just perfectly illustrated Gilad’s point! including the antifascist Fascism, Congratulations!

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