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The coronavirus epidemic has been highly instructive. In the face of a looming early death for millions of citizens, Western States have entered a genuine crisis in which the Schmittian sovereign – who was always there lying in waiting – has reemerged into the open and taken all the measures deemed necessary, liberty and law be damned.

The nations making up the European Union are highly illustrative in this respect. For starters, there was no unified European response. Each nation having its own police and media/consciousness, each one adopted their measures in a haphazard and uncoordinated manner, although all tended towards a gradual escalation.

Jean Quatremer, Libération’s euro-federalist correspondent in Brussels, lamented: “Up to now, it has been every man for himself. Italy, the epicenter of the European epidemic, was abandoned; Germany and France even went so far as to forbid the export of medical equipment, with no regard for solidarity.”

Admittedly that was two weeks ago and since then the Europeans have made some progress in getting their act together.

The European Central Bank (ECB) is perhaps the EU’s only truly federal and sovereign entity, in some respects more powerful that the U.S. Federal Reserve, because there is no pan-European political counterpart to counterbalance it. A few days after making the faux pas of declaring that the Bank’s job did not involve policing interest rate spreads,[1]Apologies for getting technical: the infamous “spread” refers to how much a given European government pays for interest on new loans as compared with Germany (which is lower). The spread is an indicator of markets’ lack of faith in the ability of peripheral Eurozone countries – notably Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain – to repay their national debt. When the spreads increase, a vicious cycle ensues as countries become unable to refinance their existing debt, thus making default more likely. The ECB seeks to prevent this by directly or indirectly lending to governments, more or less in violation of its mandate, which is the source of huge controversy in northern Europe, who don’t want their taxpayers to be on the hook for southern profligacy. There also appears to be an element of financial speculation in the periodic rise and fall of the spreads, to the benefit of Goldman Sachs and the like. ECB President Christine Lagarde reversed her position and declared her institution would lend €750 billion to stabilize the European economy.

I am always left in awe of this spectacle: while European officials and lobbyists are locked in a perpetual struggle of niggardly Kuhhandel in Brussels over the pork-laden EU budget, Lagarde can summon up five times the annual budget with a snap of her fingers.

Corona really does work miracles. Things that were declared “impossible” have become the norm. The parks of Western European cities are finally being cleared of migrants, now that these have been declared a sanitary hazard (being a criminal one was apparently not enough).

The European Parliament’s meetings in Strasbourg – a traveling circus which costs taxpayers €100 million per years – have been suspended. The EU’s balanced-budget rulebook, which the Germans fought so hard to impose over the last decades, has been thrown out the window. Each State is to borrow as it pleases to bail out businesses and provide welfare, at least for the duration of the national lockdowns. Individual liberty has been put indefinitely on hold.

In Italy, the number of cases and dead continues to steadily rise. As of 27 March, over 9,000 have died, including almost 1,000 just in the past day. Overwhelmed medical professionals have been forced to institute the grim practice of triage, choosing to concentrate on those individuals who have the best chance of survival and leaving many of the elderly to die.

Mankind only learns the hard way: one funeral at a time. A month ago, the mayor of Florence urged his fellow citizens to “huge a Chinese” in order to fight racism and xenophobia. Now Italian mayors are verbally abusing their residents to stay indoors in classic national style.

European States have adopted genuinely totalitarian levels of social control, affecting all citizens’ daily lives. In France, you cannot go into the street without a written declaration of your particular reason for being outside. Our countries have adopted a basically Mussolinian notion of collection liberty. As the Duce himself argued in his Doctrine of Fascism:

[Fascism] is opposed to classical liberalism which arose as a reaction to absolutism and exhausted its historical function when the State became the expression of the conscience and will of the people. [. . .] And if liberty is to be the attribute of living men and not of abstract dummies invented by individualistic liberalism, then Fascism stands for liberty, and for the only liberty worth having, the liberty of the State and of the individual within the State.

And, in truth, Western Europeans have by and large embraced the new measures. Huge majorities of over 85% support the national lockdowns in Spain, Italy, France, and Britain. With a typical “rally-around-the-flag” effect, leading politicians have also regained in popularity. French President Emmanuel Macron now has a 44% approval rating, a figure not seen since July 2017, while confidence in Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe has jumped by over 10 points since the start of the crisis, reaching 51%.

Our liberal democracies found their legitimacy on the sacrosanct equality and liberty of the individual, that is to say. Such doctrines and practices certainly thrive in peacetime but as soon as there is a real threat of death – an early death for millions of elderly Westerners, in this case – these notions melt away like snow in the morning sun.

In the face of genuine danger, the natural social condition effortlessly reasserts itself. Liberty, equality, and the “rights of man” naturally give way to the imperative of collective survival: Every man at his post!

In truth, collective organization in the face of imminent danger has been the norm throughout human history. Social prescription went far beyond mere politics to being part of something much deeper: custom.

There is a curious contradiction running across Western societies today. Over the last two-and-a-half centuries, we have seen the individual rebel more and more forcefully against the formal strictures of the group, against formal inequalities and restrictions on “private” liberty (for instance, buggery, harlotry, and spinsterdom). Any attempt to take action to reverse Western nations’ decline and save their ethnic and genetic identity is considered a “human rights violation.” At the same time, in practice, our citizens tolerate and often outright expect massive curtailment of their liberties, usually in the name of security.

The fascist critique of liberal-democratic ethics basically boiled down to a denunciation of selfishness and hypocrisy. As Ezra Pound complained in 1938: “In our time the liberal has asked for almost no freedom save freedom to commit acts contrary to the general good.”[2]Ezra Pound, Guide to Kulchur (New York: New Direction, 1970 [1938]), p. 254. Indeed, Pound noted that as people had only known “the loose waftiness of demoliberal ideology,” one needed “sharp speech” to open minds.[3]Ibid., p. 26.
(Ezra Pound, Guide to Kulchur (New York: New Direction, 1970 [1938]), p. 254.)

Many have warned of the dangers of making individual entitlement the moral yardstick of nations. Gandhi, Heinlein, Solzhenitsyn, to name only a few, all tried to make the point their own way. Here is a lesser-known example, the Romanian anti-communist Petre Țuțea, who in the first years after the fall of Ceaușescu confused his freedom-hungry interlocutors by saying:

Communist totalitarianism is a contradiction in terms. Totalitarians can only be those people who from start from the whole to go to the part – according to the Aristotelian formula. [. . .] The [Communist] Manifesto’s end is final anarchy [. . .]. By their end, communists are anarchists.

Fascists, Hitlerians, and the Catholic Church are totalitarian, because they start from the Aristotelian principle: the whole comes before the part. These are totalitarians.

A journalist told me: You can’t say that, you are confusing the youth! I can’t broadcast that if everyone considers communists to be totalitarian . . .

But me […] I cannot take it back. I cannot lie.[4]Petre Țuțea, 322 de vorbe memorabile (Bucharest: Humanitas, 2009 [1993]), p. 33-34.

It’s all well and good to understand that such a thing as civic virtue exists in times of crisis: that we are all in this together and must behave accordingly. But why does such Hellenic good sense not extend to peacetime?

Already today, civic virtue is highly unevenly distributed among the “French” population. Videos are circulating on social media of Africans and Muslims in France blatantly ignoring the confinement and social-distancing measures. According to Le Canard Enchaîné newspaper, the Interior Ministry responded by instituting “confinement lite” among this decidedly sensitive population.

This crisis is also an opportunity to reflect on the slow death of the Italian nation. I was raised near Italy and frequently visited the country growing up, gaining a real fondness for Italians and Italian culture. For me, crossing the Alps was like entering a different world, a different rhythm of existence. Today of course, with the Internet and the euro, the difference does not feel so great, yet still I love every second spent in the country.

Today, over 22% of the Italian population is over 65. The fertility rate of 1.32 per woman is among the lowest in Europe and is in continuous decline. While the Italians do not practice birthright citizenship and have not made it easy for non-European migrants to settle, there is still enormous pressure on the country from a continuous flow of illegals from Africa and the Middle East. We can ask: What will be left of Italy in 100 years? Not much, it seems, and that would be a great tragedy and a great crime.

There do not seem to be ten thousand ways of preventing the death of a nation.

Italy’s former Fascist regime fought for the country’s birthrate, power, stability, and economic independence. Emil Cioran – suspending his usual manic-depressive hyperbole – gave this qualified praise: “Overpopulation and Mussolini’s political genius have obviously raised [Italy’s] historical level [. . .]. Through Fascism, Italy suggested to itself that it become a great power. The result: she has succeeded in attracting the world’s serious interest. Nothing more.”

The citizens of the postwar Italian republic, that byword for the sleazy corruption of parliamentary politicians, have certainly enjoyed the fruits of consumerism. In the meantime, the country has steadily dwindled in significance, childless and aging, being reduced to a kind of debt colony of the European Union and international high finance.

The current polls still indicate a certain unpopularity for the Italian government, with a majority supporting a Right-wing coalition including conservatives and, especially, the nationalist parties Lega Nord and Fratelli d’Italia (Brothers of Italy).

The European financial system – that pyramid scheme of pyramid schemes – will emerge extraordinarily weakened from this crisis, as all the highly-uneven gains of recent years are lost with piling-ups of debt and reduced growth due to the coronavirus response. There are sure to be more crises.

Many globalists are afraid of what is to come. Joseph Borrell, the EU’s top diplomat, is worried China’s authoritarian competence will make Europe look bad. He opined on the European External Action Service’s blog:

There is a global battle of narratives going on in which timing is a crucial factor. [. . .] China has brought down local new infections to single figures – and it is now sending equipment and doctors to Europe, as others do as well. China is aggressively pushing the message that, unlike the US, it is a responsible and reliable partner. In the battle of narratives we have also seen attempts to discredit the EU as such and some instances where Europeans have been stigmatised as if all were carriers of the virus. [. . .]

But we must be aware there is a geo-political component including a struggle for influence through spinning and the ‘politics of generosity’. Armed with facts, we need to defend Europe against its detractors.

Personally, I’m not too worried about Chinese soft power. If Westerners look bad in comparison, that is only because of their own incompetence rather than the nefariousness of the Chinese. The Chinese State wants to make deals. The globalists want something much dearer: they want to bribe you into losing your national soul, your traditional values, your fighting spirit.

This crisis may come to be seen as the moment in which a declining and incoherent liberal-globalist West was geopolitically overtaken by an confident and organized national-authoritarian China. If so, we can also expect other countries may be tempted to change their political models.

For us Westerners, I’d arguer we don’t need to go so far afield for inspiration.

Notes

[1] Apologies for getting technical: the infamous “spread” refers to how much a given European government pays for interest on new loans as compared with Germany (which is lower). The spread is an indicator of markets’ lack of faith in the ability of peripheral Eurozone countries – notably Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain – to repay their national debt. When the spreads increase, a vicious cycle ensues as countries become unable to refinance their existing debt, thus making default more likely. The ECB seeks to prevent this by directly or indirectly lending to governments, more or less in violation of its mandate, which is the source of huge controversy in northern Europe, who don’t want their taxpayers to be on the hook for southern profligacy. There also appears to be an element of financial speculation in the periodic rise and fall of the spreads, to the benefit of Goldman Sachs and the like.

[2] Ezra Pound, Guide to Kulchur (New York: New Direction, 1970 [1938]), p. 254.

[3] Ibid., p. 26.

[4] Petre Țuțea, 322 de vorbe memorabile (Bucharest: Humanitas, 2009 [1993]), p. 33-34.

 
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  1. … Interior Ministry responded by instituting “confinement lite” among this decidedly sensitive population.

    Liberté, égalité, fraternité … Vive la France Différence !

    • Replies: @Richard B
  2. Full disclosure: I’m a Corona-skeptic, so I see this entire spectacle in purely political/economic terms.

    I am always left in awe of this spectacle: while European officials and lobbyists are locked in a perpetual struggle of niggardly Kuhhandel in Brussels over the pork-laden EU budget, Lagarde can summon up five times the annual budget with a snap of her fingers.

    Yes! The miracle of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). How come we have to have austerity when there’s no ‘second black death’?

    The Chinese State wants to make deals. The globalists want something much dearer: they want to bribe you into losing your national soul, your traditional values, your fighting spirit.

    I agree completely. China is not the enemy; the globalists are our true enemy.

  3. Rahan says:

    “to huge a Chinese” — fun typo, makes one think of some sort of toilet humor prank…

    Although “to hugo a Chinese” would have been even better in a way, more Italainy or Frenchy 😀

    • Replies: @Chinaman
  4. In our system state and local authorities have the kinds of authority to deal as necessary with public health emergencies. Such measures may include the temporary suspension of activities normally constitutionally protected, but only temporarily and at the local level as required for public safety.

    The DOJ’s recent claim that the federal government may assume such authority in emergencies is out of line, according to Nancy Gertner, senior lecturer on law and a retired federal judge, who suggests we may be seeing stronger restrictions in days to come. “The premise for any quarantine would be a public health emergency, and the limits of that aren’t clear. Clearly, state and local governments have the authority to declare an emergency and take steps to mitigate that. The federal government has more limited powers, but it can address transportation between the states and international travel. How far could they go? ‘Who knows?’ is the answer. Could they tell people to stay in their homes given the nature of this virus? Probably.”

    One of her colleagues states, interestingly, that no business could likely succeed in demanding governmental compensation for lost revenue due to mandatory shutdown orders, as circumstances, not the government, created the emergency.
    Article is at https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2020/03/new-restrictions-on-civil-liberties-during-coronavirus/

    True to their priorities, the GOP pushed through Congress a $2 trillion “stimulus” package that will end up paying enormous sums, as much as another four trillion dollars, to corporate entities.

    Not a single Democrat voted against it – welcome to a preview of the Joe Biden administration.

    • Replies: @Stonehands
  5. Very interesting analysis of the European CO-19 situation in this early spring. The best I’ve come across so far. Thanks Guillaume Durocher.

    • Replies: @refl
  6. Jmaie says:

    Not sure many would consider spinsterdom a liberty…

    Money printer go brrr, someone’s been reading Zerohedge.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  7. songbird says:

    I’ve been thinking about the no-go zones in France.

    I wonder what their potential is to become a disease reservoir, or else disrupt mitigation efforts in the wider area. If people start seeing the slums as the source of the disease, or the reason their grandparents died, then that might be difficult for the establishment to hide.

    In the same way that international tensions seem to have increased, I’m thinking that potentially this could increase inter-ethnic tensions within countries.

    • Replies: @Twodees Partain
  8. We are all Coronarians.

  9. That incomprehensible “whole part part whole wholey oley oxenfree” of yours sounds like “Who’s on First.” Or maybe the pellet with the poison and the brew that is true.

  10. Dumbo says:

    I have to say I was surprised at the willingness with which supposed liberals have embraced and even cheered the totalitarian “stay at home” police state measures, but maybe I shouldn’t be surprised.

    • Replies: @Skeptikal
    , @Johan
  11. Anon[375] • Disclaimer says:

    The Chinese State wants to make deals. The globalists want something much dearer: they want to bribe you into losing your national soul, your traditional values, your fighting spirit.

    I’m actually not so sure that the Chinese are not globalists themselves. Few peoples emigrate as often as they do; Chinese emigrants are poised to run Africa in the future. Chinese emigrants already have enormous power throughout SE Asia and the Pacific. Chinese immigrants in foreign countries are always in support of loose immigration.

    It is possible China wants globalism too, they just want to be at the peak of the globe, instead of whites.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  12. Huskynut says:

    I agree with large parts of this, but:
    “..an early death for millions of elderly Westerners..”
    Up till now, elderly Westerners have been enjoying unprecendently-long life expectencies. The notion that the sky is falling if this reverses in any way is totally ludicrous.
    In fact, one of the by-products of the current unprecedently long average life expectency is a large elderly cohort living with underlying ( but treated) medical conditions who are exceptionally vulnerable by historical precendent.
    Add in widespread modern diseases of obesity and diabetes and it’s clear the world is absolutely ripe for a disease to sweep through and cull a chunk of the population.
    Which isn’t to say we should stand back and do nothing, or not have compassion, but we should definitely not proceed with knee-jerk “avoid at all costs” solutions..

  13. Tusk says:

    Franco said something in the same vein of what Țuțea did, he said that he wasn’t a totalitarian because he believed in God, as only athiests could be totalitarians.

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  14. @Tusk

    An incoherent conclusory statement. Anyone can be a totalitarian, certainly including those who say that God is on their side.

    • Replies: @Tusk
    , @tomo
  15. Kim says:
    @Digital Samizdat

    I agree completely. China is not the enemy; the globalists are our true enemy.

    Don’t get carried away with your own rhetoric. China doesn’t ship vast quantities to the USA because she is our friend and wants nothing but the best for us.

    China’s agenda is the death of the West, global enslavement of all to her power, and global hegemony and vast wealth and power for the ruling class of the CCP. Pretty much the same insane agenda as the Zionists.

  16. Tusk says:
    @RadicalCenter

    Maybe, maybe not. What examples are there of Christian totalitarian states? There sure is a lot of oriental despots that may have acted in a totalitarian manner so it isn’t as if being religious instantly frees one from that burden. But the point Franco was making was probably that as a religious state he was just authoritarian and acting under the authority of God, whereas the two “big” totalitarian states were athiestic communists in the USSR and China. I ultimately think he had a point and it becomes legitimate through the sense of the sovereign whereas wordly rulers have only a purely material basis for the power, hence tendencies towards despotism and totalitarianism.

    • Replies: @Skeptikal
  17. The willingness of so many millions to swallow the propaganda whole and to be ordered around by tin-pot fascists like Macron is depressing. Perhaps that’s the real reason for the extreme reaction to Corona?

    • Replies: @Huskynut
    , @Vojkan
  18. Huskynut says:
    @Fidelios Automata

    “The willingness of so many millions to swallow the propaganda whole and to be ordered around by tin-pot fascists like Macron is depressing. Perhaps that’s the real reason for the extreme reaction to Corona?”

    It is for me for sure. We’ve had 20 years of wall-to-wall BS on every important political event via the MSM. And their take is to be trusted on this one..? Boy howling wolf every 5 mins etc..

    • Replies: @Twodees Partain
  19. Interesting posting of the painting of the Acropolis (1846) by Leo von Klenze. If you pay attention, in the foreground is St Paul preaching to the Athenians. von Klenze was trying to integrate classical culture with Christianity. It may be early days, and testing numbers are not high; but, contemporary Greece has managed the coronavirus reasonably well given its old and high smoking population. I believe our health officials realised early that Greece lacks sufficient amount of ICUs and ventilators due to German austerity and so enacted relatively early and draconian shutdown measures. At the same time, the Greek armed forces have been confronted by a horde of crazed opportunists on their eastern land border aided and abetted by Turkey.

    • Replies: @Twodees Partain
  20. Anonymous[122] • Disclaimer says:

    Surely, Brexit has now been fully vindicated – following on from Boris Johnson’s spectacular Election Victory in December 2019.
    The sheer uselessness and incompetence of the EU – whenever it faces *any* test or crisis – is on show for the world to see again.
    The internal bickerings and contradictions of the EU have been exposed all over again.
    The terrible economic cost wrought by the failed experiment of the Euro currency – and the MASSIVE hidden liabilities due to this political currency are becoming more apparent.

    The sheer hypocrisy over the EU’s ‘policy’ on immigration are revealed – apparently there’s no difficulty in keeping the wogs out now, Geneva Convention or no.

    The damned lies of the ‘Remainers’ in the UK are exposed – how, possibly, can the doom and gloom much prophesied by the EU enthusiasts due to Brexit be any worse than the toll inflicted by Covid 19?

    • Agree: UK
    • Replies: @Miro23
    , @refl
  21. Anonymous[231] • Disclaimer says:

    What has the EU done for Europeans?

    1/. Imposed *decades* of economic stagnation and decline upon the European econonomy, in order to defend the purely *political* goal of ‘full monetary and fiscal union’. As result, European birth rates have plummeted. Also, the rest of the world is plowing along further ahead. Consequently, in a generation or two’s time, EU per capita income will be no greater than typical mean global average GDP per capita. Ridiculous failure, when you consider that even in 30 years time, the world will be burdened with billions of African and Asian paupers.

    2/. Facilitated and encouraged *massive uncontrolled* third world immigration into the EU – prosecuting any nation which dares to reject it. That shit-cunt Joseph Borrell stated that ‘Europe needs new blood’ – that is pakis and blacks. Anyhow, it can be taken as a given that due to EU policy, the EU WILL CERTAINLY be *majority non European* in terms of population ethnicity by 2100.

    Oh, and, er, paying EU bureaucrats huge, inflated, unwarranted salaries, benefits and pensions.

    Fuck the EU.

    • Replies: @dfordoom
  22. Excellent article.

    I think that “digital totalitarianism” (if you want to call it that) is inevitable, too useful not to be adopted by states that wish to remain competitive. One can compare it with the diffusion of passports a century ago. I think energies would be more wisely expended on setting up those systems to reward virtue and suppress vice (as with China’s social credit system), and – for nationalists like us, at any rate – to promote the ethnocultural cohesiveness and health of our peoples, instead of doomed attempts to fight the inevitable.

    • Agree: Tom
    • Replies: @UK
    , @Wally
  23. OT: On a French-Romanian note, I am announcing, with great sadness, that Paul Goma died. Hew was in ill health for several years, as you could have seen from his final videos, uploaded maybe 5 years ago. Nevertheless, he also got the covid.

    He was the embodiment of peaceful *true* opposition. When the other “dissidents” wanked about in “study trips” on the Socialist Republic’s dime and when they complained about the secret service interrupting their retarded meetings / debates on Transcendental Meditation, he saw it all: deportation at the behest of USSR, transportation and house arrest on the orders of the local “People’s Republic”, torture under the “Socialist” Republic, deplatforming in the nineties, and vilification as anti-Semite in his final years. He wrote about everything. He send his manuscripts everywhere. He was beaten by semiprofesssional boxers, sent by Securitate, on the streets of Bucharest. Securitatea tried to kill him in Paris. More recently, mere mentions of his name triggered the allogen grievance experts, paid nominally by the Wiesel Institute, but IRL by the Romanian gov. He never stopped.

    When Western propaganda decided to stop investing in weaponizing the dissidents, most of the “dissidents” simply joined right wing and even left wing governments, praising “our right to vote”. Turned out they were previously upset for not having better sinecures. Goma continued, with renewed energy, to hold the mirror in front of Romanian and Moldovan post-“Socialist” leaders, many of them professional psychopaths who would confess to any political ideology as long as it gives them the actual power. His books were withdrawn from book stores when he pointed out that there is (((overrepresentation))) among the ruling class. (Truth be told, he also wrote about (((their))) joy when the Soviets “liberated” Eastern Moldova in 1940.) Worse than being hated, he is mostly unknown for Romanians, who are instead taught incessantly about the holy 6 million.

    He stated repeatedly that, because he was illegally deprived of his Romanian citizens, the onus is on the Romanian authorities to restore it. He never filed a request, and he never got it. The Moldovan authorities, which are in theory more indebted to the Soviets, and more infested with Jews, did give him an automatic citizenship, and therefore a right to return to his birthplace.

    Goma’s citizenship issue has served for me as an effective metric on the freedom of the Romanian government. Whenever I read “the frugal 4”, “the PIIGS”, etc. I get bored. I don’t know about others, but I know that Bucharest’s stance is not determined by Romanians.

    • Replies: @Digital Samizdat
  24. tomo says:
    @RadicalCenter

    Isn’t religion the original totalitarian AND the original enforcer of fraud?

  25. @songbird

    Potential to become disease reservoirs? I think that they already qualify. Worrying that they will become hotbeds of a fictitious virus is near the bottom of my list of what to worry about next.

  26. @Huskynut

    “We’ve had 20 years of wall-to-wall BS on every important political event via the MSM. And their take is to be trusted on this one..?”

    Yep. That’s been my reaction from the first day I saw dimwits racing each other to buy toilet paper. I remember the Great Swine Flu Pandemic of ’09. Despite media attempts to drum up fear, there was no big run on anything because the MSM wasn’t pushing the right buttons, apparently. They seem to have refined their propaganda this time around.

    • Replies: @Adam Smith
    , @Tusk
  27. @Agathoklis

    Maybe your officials have a better sense of the ridiculous than those in other countries. Having a real crisis at the eastern border may have helped to keep the Greek government from being willing to go along with the nonsense about a “pandemic”, especially since it’s a pandemic by proclamation only.

    Thanks, BTW, for pointing out the subject of the painting I usually have to scroll past images because they load so slowly on my connection.

  28. @Kim

    China doesn’t ship vast quantities to the USA because she is our friend and wants nothing but the best for us.

    No, of course they’re not doing it for us. They’re doing it for themselves–they want money. Nothing wrong with trying to benefit your own country through exports, you know. Back in the day–before we became a third-world shit hole–we used to bit of that ourselves. The real question is: who sent the Chinese our factories? They are the real enemy!

    China’s agenda is the death of the West, global enslavement of all to her power, and global hegemony and vast wealth and power for the ruling class of the CCP.

    That’s the globalist agenda. You’re projecting.

    • Replies: @Kim
  29. @Dacian Julien Soros

    He sounds interesting. You should write up a retrospective on him and submit it to Unz for publication. I personally wouldn’t mind reading it.

  30. The parks of Western European cities are finally being cleared of migrants, now that these have been declared a sanitary hazard

    Where are they being housed? How do they plan to censor the death camp comparisons? If people are living there, people will be dying there and there is no way this is going to happen that cannot be represented in the harshest possible terms if any freedom of speech is permitted.

  31. @Twodees Partain

    They seem to have refined their propaganda this time around.

    Sure seems that way.

    I wonder if the 4k ultra HD TV’s people watch today are more hypnotic than the older TV’s with less pixels.(?) 4k ultra HD TV’s were not available until 2013.

    Maybe if they had closed all the schools in 2009 there would have been a run on toilet paper and lysol.(?)

    By the way…

    I’ve seen the word epidemic thrown around lately and in my opinion irresponsibly.

    Epidemic = affecting or tending to affect a disproportionately large number of individuals within a population, community, or region at the same time.

    [MORE]

    When it comes to the flu the CDC defines an epidemic as 7.3% of the population. Maybe that number should be a little different for corona, but let’s run with it because it seems like a reasonable number that fits the definition of an epidemic.

    145542 Americans have been diagnosed with the coronavirus.

    145542/327000000 = 0.00044508256

    That is 4.4 hundredths of one percent of the total U.S. population.

    Quite short of the 7.3% “epidemic threshold”.

    I live in Georgia. Georgia has 2809 cases and a population of 10.52 million people.

    2809/10520000 = 0.0002670152

    2.6 hundredths of one percent of Georgians have been diagnosed with coronavirus.

    New York has been hit the hardest.

    New York state has 60679 cases and a population of 19.54 million people.

    60679/19540000 = 0.00310537359

    0.3% of New Yorkers have been diagnosed with the coronavirus.

    Still 7% shy of a an epidemic.

    I too will save my panic for later.

    • Replies: @Twodees Partain
  32. I think all libertarians should not be taken care of not be given help. Let them pull themselves up out of disease by their own bootstraps. Because they don’t believe the government, or anybody for that matter, should help anybody. Moreover, they don’t believe that they need any help, because they got theirs, they got it all covered. The utter assholes.

  33. UK says:
    @Anatoly Karlin

    China is the country with a 99.9% conviction rate for crimes.

    Eager internet spaz-nerd power-trippers should keep that in mind before they believe any and every Chinese stat.

    • LOL: Twodees Partain
  34. The notion that the West is currently returning to totalitarian controls in the face of security concerns away from “the sacrosanct equality and liberty of the individual” is misleading.

    On the face of it, the West seems like a decadent individualist culture without group identity and common moral strictures. It seems hard to question Durocher’s observation that “over the last two-and-a-half centuries, we have seen the individual rebel more and more forcefully against the formal strictures of the group, against formal inequalities and restrictions on ‘private’ liberty (for instance, buggery, harlotry, and spinsterdom)”.

    But since WWII the West has been obliterating the patterns of life associated with the ideal of negative liberty Isaiah Berlin cherished. Dugin has misled many on the dissident right with his claim that with the defeat Communism and Fascism, American individualism came to the top unchallenged. But what about the famous long march through the institutions the dissident right loves to talk about? What was that march about if not the complete transformation of Western institutions in a collectivist direction, with the concept of “positive liberty” now prevailing in every Western nation rather than negative liberty?

    Never mind the petty freedoms consumers are given in lifestyle choices, we are controlled more than ever, and in many ways more than in most cultures in the world, by an elite that has decided that whites can only fulfill the best in their natures when their societies are dedicated to racial and cultural diversity, and that any questioning of this program will not be tolerated? Are we not living in the most pervasive moral-ideological community ever implemented in history where everyone is raised to belief that diversity is our greatest strength and that affirming white identity is the worst moral violation an individual could commit?

    The fact that Europeans always had weaker kinship ties and ethnic identities was a good thing in allowing them to forge new and broader identities culminating in the beautiful nation states of the modern era, which in their inception included a strong ethnic identity beyond tribal and local lines with rights for long standing minorities. But everyone now thinks that the breakdown of these national identities has resulted in disparate individuals roaming around globalized markets. It has not. The West is under the tutelage of a massive collective program aimed at creating “harmonious” racially mixed nations against which no one is allowed to exercise their free will and individuality in opposition. This is as far as you can get from negative freedom.

    • Agree: Kal
    • Replies: @Joe Levantine
  35. Italy’s a 19th century invention (so’s Germany), and a decent chunk of the rural population identify regionally rather than as ‘Italian’ (especially the Polentone, who think that anyone who lives south of the Po is African).

    Its dissolution would be a good thing – it’s almost a microcosm of the EU, in that all the productivity is in the North.

    I get the impression that regional identification is a bit less in Germany, but I have spent little time in rural Germany.

    Regional identification is really strong in rural France, despite France having been a ‘unified’ nation for significantly longer. The more ardent centralists reckon popular identity as a Frenchman started in the 1200s, mais j’en doute since there was very significant regional resistance to centralised rule for the whole of the Ancien Régime and Parisian authority over “France” was extremely limited.

    And almost every province has the rural trope that there’s a panneau somewhere that says

    Ici, vous quittez la France, et vous entrez en [Auvergne, Vendée, Occitanie]“.

    Those are just the regions where I’ve heard the story. It’s widely-known enough for Disney to have ripped it off.

    In Auvergne they claim that the sign is outside Issoire; in the Vendée it’s supposedly near Vihiers (or somewhere else between Cholet and Saumur); in the Languedoc it’s supposedly at Mirepoix or Fanjeaux (or even Clermont-Ferrand for Occitan hardliners, since Occitanie was once more than 1/3rd of what is now France) and is written in lenga d’òc. The Basque have a similar story (and their version has the sign written in Euskara).

    (Be honest: ‘France’ basically means a bunch of cunts in Paris being able to sponge off everyone outside Paris… that’s always been what it means: Paris is a gigantic tumour, draining the productivity of the regions because reasons).

    .

    Sadly, another thing that covid19 will fail at, is hastening the destruction of artificial aggregations of people.

    If it was a genuine Hall of Fame candidate, one huge benefit would be the chance to end the modern feudal system – where a few thousand ruling cunts get to live lives of luxury by draining the productivity of everyone else.

  36. @Kratoklastes

    I might be wrong about German regional identification: although Quora is cuck as fuck and a gigantic vortex of bindhi-retardery, the answer by John Grantham is pretty good (and funny).

    “Does Germany have strong regional identities?

    Sounds like Saxony is the German equivalent of Nord-Pas-de-Calais… Les Ch’tis d’Allemagne. I guess by extension, “Anglo-Saxon” is a blend of Aboriginal Poms and retarded Krauts.

    Checkmate, racists!

    KEK

    • Replies: @Silva
  37. Ventilator shortage?
    Chinese data: 86% of the virus patients who went on a ventilator died.
    Seattle, WA, USA data: 70% of the virus patients who went on a ventilator died.
    Or is there an effective treatment shortage?

    • Replies: @Old and Grumpy
    , @sayless
  38. onebornfree says: • Website

    “We Are All Totalitarians Now”

    Au contraire mon frere- yourself and the vast majority of socialist/communist writers and commenters here are, a small minority are not.

    “Every socialist is a disguised dictator.”Ludwig von Mises

    “Socialism is not in the least what it pretends to be. It is not the pioneer of a better and finer world, but the spoiler of what thousands of years of civilization have created. It does not build, it destroys. For destruction is the essence of it. It produces nothing, it only consumes what the social order based on private ownership in the means of production has created.Ludwig von Mises

    “Those that reject authority, that reject the state, and that resist all conformity, can be the light for others to follow so that they can escape the darkness that has consumed the western world. These few are the real heroes.” Gary D. Barnett.

    “Regards” onebornfree

  39. @Kratoklastes

    The oldest real and organic ethnicity or nation in the world is the Greeks (Hellenes, Romaioi, Graikoi). They were, and have been, an ethnicity prior to a state whereas most European ethnicities were constructed by states or early states. Perhaps we can include the Armenians in this group.

    • Replies: @Dacian Julien Soros
    , @anon
  40. Tusk says:
    @Twodees Partain

    Swine Flu coverage was fine: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3171979/
    I think on one of Tucker’s recent segements he mentioned that Swine Flu was off the front pages of the news within 4 days in America (NYT).

    • Replies: @Twodees Partain
  41. @Adam Smith

    That’s true about the use of ‘epidemic’. What’s even worse is the use of the word ‘pandemic’. Just because a UN bureaucrat declares a pandemic where none exists, the US government, and others, start claiming epidemics where none even exist. In some cases, like NY, they are pushing outright lies through the news media.

    My wife is an avid TV watcher, and even has her DVR set to record news broadcasts. Today she was engrossed in one when I walked through the living room and stopped to talk to her, having to wait while she was glued to the images onscreen.

    It was some ridiculous nonsense about overwhelmed ERs, though no footage was shown until one short video came up of several folding tables set up as admitting desks in some room, purported to be in a hospital. Each table had a person with a mask and gloves sitting there doing nothing and the voiceover said that “this is a view of the clam before the storm”.

    I asked my wife why there was no footage of an ER being overrun, and how was that scene shown of the calm before the storm even credible. She said that she had seen plenty of footage of the ERs swamped by patients. Of course, she’s one of those who claims that she saw an Oprah episode where Oprah shut down some designer or other who was “racist” and then Oprah appears after the break in a different dress…one not designed by the racist designer. Oprah has said that the scene never happened, but my wife just knows that she saw it.

    That’s the level of delusion I’m dealing with at home. If she ever read this comment, and knew my screen name, she would probably divorce me.

    • Replies: @Adam Smith
  42. @onebornfree

    OK, you said it for me. I was about to post, “Where’d you get this ‘we” shit, Guillie?”

    • Agree: Gleimhart Mantooso
  43. @Tusk

    It went on longer than four days in the TV coverage, as I recall, (and I’ll defer to that statement about the NYT because I have been ignoring the NYT for 20 or so years), but the hysteria never developed and the push didn’t go on long enough to give the gov any excuse to do anything about it. This time the strategy seems to have been to jump right into government overreaction, with the media push coming afterwards to defend the bans and quarantines.

    That’s a refinement of method. It’s working much better for them this time.

    • Thanks: Tusk
  44. dfordoom says: • Website
    @Anonymous

    Imposed *decades* of economic stagnation and decline upon the European econonomy, in order to defend the purely *political* goal of ‘full monetary and fiscal union’. As result, European birth rates have plummeted.

    That’s not why European birth rates have plummeted. Take a look at the economically spectacularly successful Asian nations that have seen their birth rates plummet even more dramatically.

    The collapse of fertility rates has nothing to do with economics. It’s the result of urbanisation, industrialisation, consumerism, feminism, too much education, materialism, the death of Christianity. It’s called the modern world.

    If the European economies suddenly started to really boom it would have no effect on birth rates.

  45. Kim says:
    @Digital Samizdat

    China doesn’t ship vast quantities to the USA because she is our friend and wants nothing but the best for us.

    You are making rather an odd defense here. The discussion referred to fentanyl. I guess you are not a native English speaker, so that is why you have

    1) overlooked that the discussion refers back to fentanyl, not general trade

    2) failed to recognize the implications of my use of the first half of a common pattern of semantic relations known as CONTRADICTION:

    The first half of the CONTRADICTION pattern is as follows:

    1) she doesn’t do xyz because…. (Meaning: her reason for doing xyz is not because…)

    The completion of this semantic pattern may be either explictly provided or may be implied (as it is in my use of it) . The implication of the second half of the pattern is as follows:

    2) Rather, she does it for some other reason…

    That’s the globalist agenda. You’re projecting.

    To project means that I am attributing to others motives, thoughts, or feelings that I myself harbor or am animated by. So you are suggesting that by wanting the CCP to refrain from sending fentanyl to the USA, I am working out a globalist plan?

    Since that is plainly nuts, I am going to assume that this is simply another example of the problems that you seem to have with English.

    • Replies: @Digital Samizdat
  46. Miro23 says:
    @Anonymous

    The sheer uselessness and incompetence of the EU – whenever it faces *any* test or crisis – is on show for the world to see again.

    The EU hasn’t been incompetent in enacting the NWO agenda – ME wars, open borders, multiculturalism, “hate speech”, debt/finacialization etc. The problem comes when it has to deliver something for its citizens.

    And the UK shouldn’t feel too clever about its Brexit. Now it’s even closer to the NWO than it was under the EU.

  47. @Agathoklis

    It is my opinion that the first human on the planet was The Black. He was created by The Tech, which was and is omnipotent. The Tech used its Artificial Intelligence TM, to make him perfect.

    But The Black was lonely. So The Tech built for him Facebook. It not enough, so The Tech made Grindr. On the servers of Grinder, AI created the second human, The Gay.

    The Gay and The Black got together, and did what they saw in the nature. As we all know, M-M sex is natural, because scientists recorded it in two penguins locked in a small coop in the Berlin Zoo. From their intercourse sprung the third and the fourth man, The Jew and The Armenian.

    The two brothers did not get along. One said that, every time you kill a chicken, you paint your children’s foreheads with blood. The other said that you should do so only when you circumcise the child. They quarreled for a while and felt like they can’t live with their brother. And both picked up sticks and left. The Jew went West, where he created the first cities, New York, LA, London, and Paris, in this order. In contrast, The Armenian went West, where he created Paris, London, LA, and New York.

    People always underestimated The Armenian’s Work, and so everybody was left with the silly idea that New York is The Best TM. In fact, Paris was by far more beautiful, with rats peeing Channel 5 rather than Coca Cola.

    [MORE]

    Subsequently, The Jew found a hairy woman who taught him human language. This explains how every apostle and their dog were Jews but their holy book is written in Greek. When it’s not a Dead Sea forgery, that is.

    The Greek Woman was very open minded, and pacified the two brothers. To do so, she took them both in bed, at the same time, as they saw in nature. You need not be a scientist to now that polyamory is natural. You can see it every day, in dogs, on the streets of Athens.

    The Greek Woman got pregnant, and gave birth to The Austrian. While The Austrian was quite late in the series, he was the first human born from an egg and one sperm of unknown origin. No one can deny his primacy. After defeating the Roman monkeys at Teutoburg, The Austrian made love to himself (another very natural habit of animals locked alone in zoo cages), and thus gave birth to The German and The Hungarian.

    The German-Austrian-Hungarian family was very passionate about the conflict in the older generation. As soon as they had a house, they vacated it in order to house The Poor Jew, while being less interested in the others. It took many generations for Germans to create United States, whose most common ancestry is still German. Germanic People of United States reestablished the links with their other ancestors. To date, they feed and house every gay and every black on the planet, if he complains about muh discrimination.

    Several thousand years ago, from Vinca and Gradeshnitsa to Tartaria and up into Kamanya Mohyla, speechless monkey were scribbling geometric (that is, abstract) signage on clay or stone. Tribes of less competent monkeys were painting cave walls in Coliboaia, Altamira, Lascaux. We know from these painting how they evolved from hunter-gatherers to sedentary field workers. We know how their tools and their weapons evolved. But they were speechless. Recent discoveries show that people of Iberia and of the Balkans were secretly envying The Jews and The Armenians. At night, these Balkan monkeys were spying on synagogues. After centuries of imitating voices, the monkeys learned how to speak, although in a rudimentary manner.

    The First Nations found these monkeys gross. Tools of effective field work were of no interest for people who don’t do physical work. On the other hand, abstract signs were too abstract. First nations were smart talkers. Rather than going by logic, they were frequently repeating simple words. There was no way to win an argument with them, because they could put together many words, way more than you could.

    Therefore, the First Nations avoided interbreeding with the monkeys, preferring sex in the family. This his how the world was colonized by with countless beauties like Golda Meir and Whatshisname Kurz. As Borat noted, they never give you back your money, and, if in close proximity (say, in West Bank or Transylvania) you must be careful of their teeth.

    The mere depiction of physical work was disgusting to The First nations. Proper accounting with lines on clay? “Muh uncle, Methuselah, lived for 910 year, give or take, and he didn’t count his age with that shit!” The speechless monkey could not counter any of these arguments, since The First Nations had the monopoly of speech. If the TV were invented 1000 years ago, or 2000, you’d turn it on and it will be just like today: a member of The First Nation explaining how important he is, what huge problems he faces, and how everyone else is too stupid to respect them.

    Willingly or not, The First Nations created a history very similar to their Holy Book. Any stone from the Middle East, located in any place where they MIGHT have been, had an extraordinary influence on the future the humanity. Initially, they boasted about the superiority of the “Jewish nation”, in particular over those shitty Egyptians with their pathetic pyramids. When the nation turn into a handful of infighting villages, it was the “Jewish religionists” that were more important than plain humans.

    When a group of passers-by erased their villages, they talked about the limited (n=4) supply of empires that can do that to a Jew. The Jewish god that dictated that the empires that could temporarily overrun Jewish worshippers were Babylon, Persia, Greek and Roman. Hence, when the Germans or the Austrians came to have the upper hand, they called their empires “Holy Roman” so as to not interfere with the Jewish counting system.

    When a handful of Romans on their way to conquer Persia stopped by, they killed the 70 Jews, burned their wooden coops, and built the stone city you see today, it’s been decided that humanity moved into a new era. It wasn’t Jewish, it was Judeo-Christian ever since. Apparently, Christ wasn’t a full-time Jew, and so we got a dualism here. Christ destroyed the outdated Temple of Jerusalem, and created Aelia Capitolina, all while between feeding 5,000 people and providing wine to 10,000 others. The only thing that was left from the ancient Jewish citadel were its Persian-style aqueduct built on the orders of an Egypt-loyal local princeling.

    Normally, you think it may be irrelevant what three sheepherders said two millennia ago, when we didn’t know about RNA viruses, quantum physics, and proper archeology. You do that all the time when you look at Jiahu writing. However, as soon as I mention ancient Summer, Jerusalem, or Athens, I can get your attention. Did you know that a Greek philosopher said two thousand years ago that everything changes, while another said Forms are Atemporal? A Jewish philosopher said we should love our neighbors and curse random trees. It’s stuff that you need to know in order to debate with Johnson about the merits of quarantine.

    I apologize if the rant above seems biased. Indeed, I grew up in a Judeo-Christian world, that is, one where the Christians did the harvesting, and the Jews did the eating. We received lots of stuff from the wise German-Austrian-Hungarian, consisting mainly of diatribes on our eternal inferiority. I can’t explain why the Romans built their civilization between Vinca, Ginza, and Lascaux, with zero Jewish-Armenian or G-A-H input. To your comment: I know little about the Armenians, except that my grandma would complain their church is rarely used, and so it gets to stink like a Gypsy home.

    I know essentially nothing about the people whose love life is spoiled by anal fissures or messy hair. I hardly touched on the magnificent Gypsy-Indian civilization, which is similarly lacking in terms of physical ancient artifacts, and yet equally ancient.

    That’s me, an uncultured speechless monkey born near Hamangia. Three quarters of my words are Latin, although we didn’t have Latin neighbors or the Rome church for a thousand years. Please tell me more about the Wise Armenians.

    • Replies: @Silva
  48. anon[119] • Disclaimer says:
    @Agathoklis

    The oldest real and organic ethnicity or nation in the world is the Greeks

    Modern Greeks have no continuity at all with the classical Greeks, they’re basically all descended from Arabs, Kurds, Albanians and Slavs. Totally fake identity.

    • Replies: @Agathoklis
  49. @Kim

    You are making rather an odd defense here. The discussion referred to fentanyl. I guess you are not a native English speaker …

    What? Fentanyl? That was not the subject of discussion. Your original comment did not mention it, nor did mine, nor did the article itself. I was talking about trade generally.

    I just ran a Ctrl+F search on the entire page, and there’s no mention of ‘fentanyl’ on this page at all until your comment #45 at March 31, 2020 at 3:35 am GMT. So it looks like you are the one who has lost the plot.

    This will be my final reply to you. Good-bye.

  50. @Twodees Partain

    I haven’t had a TV in 20 years. I don’t miss it but at a time like this I do wonder a little about the narrative they are pushing on the electronic synagogue. Sorry to hear your wife is so engrossed in this madness. Maybe the power board in your TV will pop a capacitor and you can have a break for awhile. (and a relatively cheap repair)

    I really hate that the propagandists have cranked the panic knob to 11. It is really freaking some people out and in my opinion it is completely unnecessary. I’m disappointed, but not surprised, that so many people are so cowardly and so easily pushed into hysteria.

    I’m still of the opinion that this is a trauma based mass mind control event. I think they launched it as a cover story for their imploding ponzi scheme “economy” and to implement the next phase of their authoritarian agenda. Unfortunately, it seems to be working.

    I really thought panicfest would subside by now. I hope it does soon, it’s getting old.

    Thanks for staying sane. Sláinte

    • Replies: @Twodees Partain
    , @Tom
  51. Yusef says:

    Because we haven’t had solid epidemiological data about Covid-19, we do not know, to this day,whether the Chinese response was wonderfully effective or horrible overkill.

    Yet, because we still fail to take into account the necessity of good data to understanding and acting effectively, we tolerate so many people assuming the Chinese response, even with all its overtones of brutality and oppression, is the one we in liberal democracies need to imitate and emulate. It is incredible.

    Let’s determine scientifically what the dangers of Covid-19 are, then decide if the Chinese are admirable or deplorable.

    Oh how I wish we’d determined scientifically the dangers of Covid-19 before we did anything!

    If we rushed into this without scientific justification– scientific justification is the only justification which counts– we rushed in without justification.

    I’m just plain scared we’ve rushed to a place we won’t be able to rush back out of when we know better what’s going on. I mean, I don’t even see, getting down to brass tacks, how we could get back out of this. It looks like a fish trap if you ask me. There are wide openings going in, but once in and trying to go back out, the openings are successively more narrow. All the fish who entered are crammed together and face limited mobility.

    • Replies: @Levtraro
  52. @Adam Smith

    Do dheagh slaintѐ. It seems to me to be mind control as well. The trauma inflicts TV viewers, so I haven’t experienced it. Today, I saw multiple mask wearers for the first time, so it’s apparently intensifying.

    First, we’re told to stand five feet away from others, next, we’ll be told to hand over our cash. Interesting times.

    • Replies: @Adam Smith
  53. @anon

    Surprise, surprise a Turk pops up. Please seek out the latest genetic research.

  54. Getaclue says:
    @Kim

    In fact they work together at the top– Zionists basically founded/funded Communism (Mao by Yale etc. Wall Street involvement…), its theirs…–the “Elite” want a ChiCom system (and worse) Worldwide–Social Credit, Total Surveillance, Cashless Society, forced “Vaccination”/(poisoning with whatever) etc. where you have zero rights (like right now hiding in your house) and can be “quarantined” at will– over a Cold Virus or whatever new Media ginned up “terror” they pick that month — I have news for the hysteria driven losers, here and elsewhere, over this thing (we now know the numbers have been wildly overstated by a factor of at least 10 times in Italy and basically everywhere–the CDC etc. are actually ordering basically all deaths, even suicide, where someone had it non-symptomatic — to be counted as causal– what a con….) THERE WILL ALWAYS BE A COLD VIRUS! IT WILL NEVER END — why do you think they picked it? https://www.lewrockwell.com/2020/04/gary-d-barnett/the-biggest-fraud-in-history-is-happening-right-before-our-eyes/

    Cooked numbers: https://www.lewrockwell.com/2020/04/no_author/covid-19s-meant-to-be-a-new-black-death-but-in-britain-no-more-people-are-dying-than-normal/ Seems, along with the incredible pro-ChiCom Cheerleading, most of the writing on this site now is fully in support of this fraud as reality — yes the Cold Virus released is “real” — all the rest of the roll out in the wings waiting??? Funny we’re not seeing any of that UNZ 911 skepticism here? Then again it took years of Ron Unz to get there as to 911 so maybe with this too?

    • Replies: @Twodees Partain
  55. Vojkan says:
    @Digital Samizdat

    China seeks to rule China and trade with the rest of the world. The globalists want to rule our lives down to our thoughts. Deciding who’s my enemy is a no-brainer.

    • Replies: @Getaclue
  56. refl says:
    @Dieter Kief

    In Italy, the number of cases and dead continues to steadily rise. As of 27 March, over 9,000 have died, including almost 1,000 just in the past day. Overwhelmed medical professionals have been forced to institute the grim practice of triage, choosing to concentrate on those individuals who have the best chance of survival and leaving many of the elderly to die.

    This in itself blows the “analysis” up completely.
    – it should be generally known by now that “Corona deaths” have not died FROM but WITH corona. The casualties have an average age of more then 80 years and usually various heavy preconditions. Corona in most cases would not have been the cause of death.
    – the same applies to the case count even more: cases were tested WITH corona, not suffering anything FROM corona.
    – The dire situation in the hospitals has been happening there in all flu seasons in recent times
    – population includes a high proportion of heavy smokers
    – population is the oldest in Europe
    – Air quality is the worst in Europe
    – Italian doctors applied cortioids for medication extremely loosely, which leads to certain initial relief but subsequently is likely to kill a patient in a more serious condition
    – as Lombardy was the first place in Europe to be hit, they reacted catastrophically wrong in panic – admitting even mild cases to hospital, thus blocking the space for the more critical cases to arrive later on, while sending staff with positive test results into quarantine, thus lacking staff in the critical conditions that occured later.

    This leads to the more serious question:
    Why does an intelligent author in an otherwise insightfull article spread such disinfornation?
    His analysis of the imminent break up of the EU, the failure of austerity and thus the German policy model for Europe, the rise of totalitarianism China-style and the self destruction of the western liberal societies are absolutely correct.

    Why does he not say that the spark that has lit this fire – which we have had coming to us for a long time – has been planted and set off deliberately at this moment?

    For the medical analysis, once more the link to this video:

    Perspectives on the pandemic – Dr. John Ioannidis of Stanford University – Interview

    • Replies: @Gizmo880
    , @glib
    , @Anon
  57. Vojkan says:
    @Fidelios Automata

    Yep, I just wonder how much b-s will people swallow to become fed up. Every time I think they must have learnt their lesson now and every time I’m wrong. It would be depressing indeed if I still minded. I just say to myself, well, they get what they deserve.

  58. Seraphim says:

    Petre Țuțea is fine, Cioran a bit less. But in this respect one cannot overlook the words and works of Corneliu Codreanu.

    • Replies: @Old Jew
  59. I began reading this..I got halfway through in a manner of speaking. I cant complete it. its too much. here is too much of this no….so many blogs. its all too difficult, too depressing, no way out! nonsese!

    I am fed up with all this! it sems simple to to..we have explotative society run by small minorities for thir own minority interest at the expense of the rest of the world. they way the world is as a result of this fact.

    if the world is unsatisfactory for the majority of people, their very existentce threathened, extinguished by the way the system works.. then change it. Ordinary people whose work/labor, produces all the wealth of society off of which the parasite elites feed and use to oppress us all.. have the collective power to change this unsatisfactory reality in a day.

    [MORE]

    but the ordinary people wont get up and change the reality, eliminate the elites and all their weapons that threaten human existence. so the elites are left free to do as they please to and with the people, making for the very unpleasant hopeless life ordinary people live. all we do is work produce the wealth and wait to die.

    the ordinary people are stupid..and maybe the elites too because the western elites surely made Covid-19 and it is blowing back at the west now, probably a real threat to the people.

    or was that the intent from the start by the western elites..to create the conditions for social lockdown in the west, to kill off a whole lot of western citizens they dont want anyway..in the middle of the economic crisis they have cause by the system of usury for so long..now backed up and exhausted.

    and of course to hit their enemies at the same time..China, Iran, Italy for cozying up to the East..and Blame China for the deasease at the same time. but their major aim from the start could quite well have been the west itself..to shut down the west and to change it they way the elites want it changed, in the face of capitalist exhasution and the need fo social change

    I think that is the problem..right there! and the only way out of it is for the ordinary people who actually own society to rise up and take over society and set society up to look after all the people, on a developing curve, on the product of the work we all do in society..to make what society needs.

    there is no other answer. as long as parasitic minorites control society there will be divisions, exploitations national and international antagonisms and war, atomic, nuclear, biological..you name it. it is all product of exploitatve society based on the product of the work we do everyday that is taken away from us to produce all that will kills us all in time.

    I am fed up of all of this talk like this article here..it is totally stupid, suicidal, idiotic, ignorant. it leads nowhere, does not address a way out of the mess nutten! how in the hel do we get out of this situation we are in ‘Duroshay’! you have any ideas?

    we have one Global banking family Rothschilds with a family fortune of probably 500 trillion, dollars they have turned the wrld upside down and inside out to accumulate, at the expense of a few million human lives..one man, one family. and there are a few more like him…

    the people of the world let all that happen..and here we are. the human species is going nowhere positive. we are moving as all things must but to where..the cemetery? and if so we are all responsible for letting the parasites eat all our brains, and replace them with crazy fear inducing emotional levers

    I am stopping reading and reading and reading all this stuff here and eleswhere. its all pointless. there is no answer at the end of it all. none of the writers/thinkers offer the people a way out consistent with the peoples interst..along with proper analysis of the situation in simple words we all can understand.

    no one tells the people what they can do to change the reality and how..what the situation would be like if the people rise and take over and ways they can go about creating systematically ways that run society to meet the collective needs of society currently and onwards into the future

    there is none of that from any of the writes..not even the best ones.

    all the time I put in involved in these pages brings no rewards at all. I am done with them!

  60. refl says:
    @Anonymous

    Surely, Brexit has now been fully vindicated – following on from Boris Johnson’s spectacular Election Victory in December 2019.

    You have still not got the memo that the EU was (and one can by now use the past tense) a proyect of the Angloamerican elite? That Germany post WWII never was a state, but a satrapy? That Brexit will help the people in England just as much as Churchill helped them to remain an empire?

    The basics are simple: During the Cold War, Germany and continental Europe were the show case, which political system would prevail. The West famously won the competition on all counts: West Germany was an economic powerhouse the east could not match. The European Community was a cohesive union of democracies working together.

    The Cold War ended thirty years ago. Since then, a positive counter image to the greed that marks the Angloamerican Empire has become ever more of a nuissance to the overlords.

    I remember when I saw the foreign ministers of France, Germany and Russia denouncing the Americans and British rush to war in Irak back in 2003. I asked myself, what would be the consequences of this act of disobedience.
    The PTB are able to play a long game. The current break down has a number of ramifications. This is but one of them.

    The so called migrant crisis was created to parallel Brexit, but above all to make European states ingovernable. The Euro was forced on Germany, as was the decapacitating manner, how the stage managed Euro crisis had to be resolved. This here has been planted.

    The plan is to transform Europe into a geopolitical non-entity over the very next years.
    You will still build monuments to Boris Johnson, as you did for that mass murderer, slaughterer of Europe Sir Winston.
    You will never wake up.

    • Agree: Yusef
  61. sally says:
    @Kim

    Its the nation state system: the people in one state are directed against the other<=so its the entire nation state system that is problem.. The problem is not china, not Uk, not EU, not USA, its the entire nation state system and the money tyrants run it all. 8 billion people divided into 206 different crucibles where the crucible trapped humans are ground into nationalist divided and redivided by binary after binary narratives so that at elections the few always win within the nation and so that the few can direct the masses against the masses in which ever foreign crucible they so desire. Iranians despise Americans But actually its the leaders of Iran despise the leaders of the USA.. and the leaders direct the masses.

    Polarized within the Crucible, each humans is taught, encouraged and manipulated into a tool of the nation state. and the currency and credit are the carrots that drive the crucible modeled human.

    Try federal reserve banking against other currencies.. for an explanation of why the nation state system has been so effective in controlling and bilking the human race.

  62. @Twodees Partain

    The last time I went to the store (about a week ago) I saw a few mask wearers too.

    I live in a tiny(ish) town.

    The whole county has 30,000 people. (Probably 25,000 with the college closed.)

    Half the county is national forest.

    The trauma inflicts TV viewers

    Not all TV viewers are affected.
    My friend Jimmy watches TV and he’s not afraid of coronachan.
    Jimmy’s not afraid at all. (He is afraid of lightning and spiders.)

    we’ll be told to hand over our cash

    They’ll just take it without asking or telling, 2008ish style, as they reduce your dollar’s purchasing power. You can keep your digital or paper digits, but who knows what they may or may not buy.

    Of course, with civil asset forfeiture and such, some people do get the old fashioned “I’m taking your cash” type shake down. Hard to trust a criminal enterprise like USA Inc.

    Interesting times indeed.

  63. Why is the debate so binary? Government taking the powers of a tyrant in a crisis is not in itself bad, just that decisions are faster when the decision makers are fewer.. Do they make as good a decisions or better ones than a bickering Parliament? Will they hand the power they have back like a Cincinnatus? Fair questions, but so long as the crisis is real (and here there is reason to speculate), the choice is justifiable, as there is reward as well as risk within it.

    And please, we are not democratic – representative democracy through elections is oligarchy, as per Aristotle. In fact, a citizen who does not have any direct right to change which laws he is governed by is no better than cattle in an intensive farm.

    China on the other hand, although free of the theatre of elections, being ever frightened of the enforcers of the Mandate of Heaven (the citizenry’s directly democratic revolution), listen, to their population, poll them, make policy at least somewhat according to their desires. Hence they do well in and out of crisis situations.

    They listen for now that is, while the leadership is caring and intelligent. There is of course no direct check or balance, outside of that option of bloody revolution, on their system of government either, because there are no tools of direct democracy in place.

    That evolutionary check to government – of citizens having direct access to affect the laws they live under – would be optimal, but I fear we are further from that, certainly in spirit than the Chinese. Certainly the French government suppressed the yellow vests for asking for semi-direct democracy promptly!

  64. JackOH says:

    Guillaume, thanks.

    FWIW-some years ago I read in Reason magazine something about the “totalitarian impulse” within medical practice. It was at least half-persuasive if my memory’s okay. The idea was an echo of Hippocrates’s commonsensical observation that physicians enjoy extraordinary leverage in doctor-patient transactions for obvious reasons, which can lead to abuses that Hippocrates addressed pretty plainly in his Oath and Canon.

    I’m okay with the public health measures instituted in Ohio, but I would not want a physician having overall charge of those measures. They–physicians–are just too grasping, too power-hungry when the opportunity presents itself.

    • Agree: Tom
    • Replies: @Tom
    , @Liberty Mike
  65. The fetid EU is united in one way: continued open borders and preferential treatment of dirty, diseased, violent, low-IQ rapefugee invaders.

    #coronahoax

  66. Tom says:

    The politics of generosity: everyone will have food, shelter, entertainments, no brain and no soul.
    Eurocrats: A smug look, a dog, a tin cup and a whopping pension.
    The European financial system: Borrowing from Peter, Inc to pay Paul, Unlimited who ’partners’ with the Government of Satan International.
    Liberty? What channel is that on? Fraternity? Does that come in extra-large?
    Equality? I have Visa. It’s OK?
    Drone me, wake me shake me, shower me with lies me even, but don’t mess with my Sports Channel.
    Brother, can you spare a million? I need a cellophane bag of something.

    • Agree: Yusef
  67. Chinaman says:
    @Rahan

    Mankind only learns the hard way: one funeral at a time. A month ago, the mayor of Florence urged his fellow citizens to “huge a Chinese” in order to fight racism and xenophobia.

    I assure you no Chinese do not want to be hugged or huge by the Italians now…

  68. Chinaman says:

    The Chinese model only work on China.

    Never understood what’s the big deal about individual liberty and democracy. Every Chinaman and Jap intuitively understand that society cannot function if everyone try to have their ways. some coercion and an authoritarian state is a necessary evil so discontent is minimised across the whole population . Resistance against that simple idea just give more power to the state and lead to big governments and police state

    I guess only a oppressed slave who is so conditioned by his yoke can say something like that but I am a bit apologetic to say that I live a better life than most of you in Asia even though I have none of the “freedom” that people purportedly have in the west.

    Freedom is a state of mind and not of circumstances.

    Political freedom is for those people who want to be make everything political, to have power over others and tell others how to live. It is a white people thing. People who can’t leave other people alone.

    The Chinaman just want get things done and for things to work….because life is too short for politics.

    Thankfully, “We Are All Totalitarians Now”

    • Replies: @dfordoom
    , @Levtraro
  69. Chinaman says:
    @onebornfree

    Those that reject authority, that reject the state, and that resist all conformity, can be the light for others to follow so that they can escape the darkness that has consumed the western world. These few are the real heroes.” Gary D. Barnett.

    One cannot appreciate and be contented With one’s own circumstances and his environment unless he have another state to compare against. This is perhaps why I hang out here on UNZ. I am just so glad I don’t live around you people.

    All this crazy anarchist ideology will just make everyone life hell and I know you will not hesitate to destroy the foundations of civilised society if you don’t get what you want….All in the name of freedom.

    • Replies: @onebornfree
  70. classical liberalism which arose as a reaction to absolutism and exhausted its historical function when the State became the expression of the conscience and will of the people.

    Mission accomplished, now let Il Duce or some other tin-pot single leader claim to act in our names?

    Screw that, and screw actual fascism (not all of what the leftists call fascism). Devolution, balanced interests, civil liberties, and a non-imperial sovereign republic, thanks.

  71. dfordoom says: • Website
    @Chinaman

    Political freedom is for those people who want to be make everything political, to have power over others and tell others how to live. It is a white people thing. People who can’t leave other people alone.

    There’s a lot of truth in that.

    Politics is a western disease.

  72. geokat62 says:

    There do not seem to be ten thousand ways of preventing the death of a nation.

    Why not simply implement the pro-procreation policies Hungary’s Viktor Orban is implementing?

    • Replies: @dfordoom
  73. Tom says:
    @JackOH

    Good insight. That may well go double for university professors and media types.
    They have the power to craft malleable minds, and brother do they delight in that privilege!
    Narcissism as a pathogen inhaled, its effects yielding life-long symptoms.

    • Agree: JackOH
  74. dfordoom says: • Website
    @geokat62

    Why not simply implement the pro-procreation policies Hungary’s Viktor Orban is implementing?

    Hungary’s fertility rates are still catastrophically low. Pro-natalist policies have very little effect. Low fertility rates are an inherent feature of modern societies. Unless you hold a gun to people’s heads and force them to have children there’s no way of reversing the long-term trends towards demographic collapse.

    Modernity plus urbanisation plus capitalism plus consumerism equals demographic collapse.

    As Hungary becomes more westernised their long-term demographic collapse will accelerate.

    To avoid the demographic collapse would require radical social and cultural changes. There’s no quick fix.

  75. Getaclue says:
    @Vojkan

    Didn’t occur to you that they work together? The “Globalists” handed the ChiComs what they have by stripping it from the USA–Manufacturing etc.– what we are seeing is a roll out of the next phase of the NWO post the 911 “event” — ChiComs are planning to be what the USA used to be in the final shakeout, “Social Credit” System Worldwide by Medical Martial Law, rule by the “Party”/UN One World Government….– amazing the 911 “skeptics” here are now clueless as basically the same game plan is used once again right in front of their faces in real time….

  76. Chinaman says:
    @onebornfree

    Au contraire mon frere- yourself and the vast majority of socialist/communist writers and commenters here are, a small minority are not.

    To all of that quotes and big words…I offer this humble ripostes

    I will gladly trade all my political freedom and live blissfully and ignorant like a sheep in a communist hell if my sensibilities does not need to be assaulted by the transgender toilet and LGBT gay prides. I am sure a lot of people agree.

    • Replies: @Yusef
    , @Mefobills
  77. The takeaway from this “faux pandemic” is the power of ” government “propaganda, spread by the CIA’s influenced massmedia , to control the populace , resulting in Citizens that are so brainwashed they begin spouting phrases such as “social distancing ” and, like Citizens under the Stasi in East Germany, they start turning in their neighbors for having a party or not keeping the mandated social distance . How can you compete against such widespread propaganda which has been spread ad nauseam throughout Europe, the US , China and other parts of the World. See: “CIA and the media : 50 facts the World needs to know “ globalresearc.ca:
    “Since the end of World War Two the Central Intelligence Agency(CIA) has been a major force in US and foreign news media , exerting considerable influence over what the public sees, hears and reads on a regular basis “

  78. Brilliant article! But somehow author did stop before finish line. Pity!

  79. onebornfree says: • Website
    @Chinaman

    Dear clueless slave, If you’re not already there, piss off back to China, or if you cannot afford the fare, piss off to N. Korea, Italy Spain, France, Germany, or to CA , or NYC , where you and all the other mindless state-worshiping idiots around here can worship your owners/masters to your hearts content while they slowly kill you all and laugh at you while they’re doing it. You and the rest of your idiotic buddies round here absolutely, totally, make me sick 🤮

    “To be GOVERNED is to be watched, inspected, spied upon, directed, law-driven, numbered, regulated, enrolled, indoctrinated preached at, controlled, checked, estimated, valued, censured, commanded, by creatures who have neither the right nor the wisdom nor the virtue to do so. To be GOVERNED is to be at every operation, at every transaction noted, registered, counted, taxed, stamped, measured, numbered, assessed, licensed, authorized, admonished, prevented, forbidden, reformed, corrected, punished. It is, under pretext of public utility, and in the name of the general interest, to be placed under contribution, drilled, fleeced, exploited, monopolized, extorted from, squeezed, hoaxed, robbed; then, at the slightest resistance, the first word of complaint, to be repressed, fined, vilified, harassed, hunted down, abused, clubbed, disarmed, bound, choked, imprisoned, judged, condemned, shot, deported, sacrificed, sold, betrayed; and to crown all, mocked, ridiculed, derided, outraged, dishonored. That is government; that is its justice; that is its morality.”
General Idea of the Revolution in the Nineteenth Century, translated by John Beverly Robinson (London: Freedom Press, 1923), pp. 293-294.” 
~ Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

    No Regards , onebornfree

  80. @Observator

    Why do people still refer to R+D? Isn’t it time to call out the Uniparty for what it is?

    Beholden to WallSt/Corporation.

    We are a type of cattle that is milked for taxes. Perhaps bowing and scraping will elevate us to the serf class.

  81. anon[804] • Disclaimer says:

    The European Central Bank (ECB) is perhaps the EU’s only truly federal and sovereign entity, in some respects more powerful that the U.S. Federal Reserve, because there is no pan-European political counterpart to counterbalance it.

    The ECB is a subsidiary of the FED, because the euro is just a euro-dollar. And Lagarde is just a puppet in the hand of the globalists, Goldman-Sachs ring.
    As for the EU, it is a US project with no real independent policy (except sometimes for German interests).

  82. Agent76 says:

    Mar 30, 2020 The Totally Spontaneous Health Worker Balcony Applause Phenomenon -#PropagandaWatch

    Are you thanking the valiant soldiers in the war on the invisible enemy? Yes? Good. But are your thanking them in the right way? At the appropriate time? Using the state-sanctioned hashtag? No?

    Mar 30, 2020 Corona-Madness: Authoritarianism Is Not The Answer!

    Those numbers can change and it can be a serious disease, but as after 9/11 we are being told we must sacrifice our liberties in the name of security. Government did not deliver then and it will not deliver now. Liberty stolen will not be returned. Is there a better way?

  83. At this point anyone claiming millions of Americans might die is a liar. Not mistaken, just a bald faced liar.

  84. Here is your chance to get rid off the gypsies (your bête noire) and import more Chinese into Europe (Derbyshire will be all for it).

  85. @Larry Holmgren

    My old timers use to say a ventilator was a fast way to crystallize the lungs, and you would never get off it alive. No clue why they thought this way, but maybe they were right. Wouldn’t be the first time.

  86. The police state is quite impressive in the west. The crooks run free, but the law abiding are forced to rot in their abodes while waiting for some real or imaginary curve to flatten. What person wouldn’t want more draconian rule by these collections of booblings?

    Maybe… just maybe … the Asian countries have dealt with this bug better because they are still ethnically nationalists?

    • Replies: @dfordoom
  87. anon[414] • Disclaimer says:

    The church may be Totalitarian but God isn’t. Apparently God doesn’t give a shit what you do here, but he isn’t going to let you in there.

    Out of one side of their mouths do-gooders scream for a reduced population and in their actions they do immigration dumps on the west. Just which population are they trying to reduce?Socialism/Communism reduces the population through propaganda where people don’t want any children and then if that’s not enough they can’t afford to have any anyway. Communism kills traditions and beliefs first, and I have never seen it be anything but totalitarian, they do speak out of all sides of their mouth

  88. “. . . niggardly . . .”? It’s been a while since I’ve seen that term tossed about in respectable circles.

  89. Chinaman says:
    @onebornfree

    Dear clueless slave, If you’re not already there, piss off back to China, or if you cannot afford the fare, piss off to N. Korea, Italy Spain, France, Germany, or to CA , or NYC , where you and all the other mindless state-worshiping idiots around here can worship your owners/masters to your hearts content while they slowly kill you all and laugh at you while they’re doing it. You and the rest of your idiotic buddies round here absolutely, totally, make me sick 🤮

    You have no fucking idea what is freedom. You never experienced it and It is only when I lived in the rotting West that I realize I am already in Utopia. I have way more freedom than you do.

    cut the BS quotes…I will give you a sentence that will shut you up…TAX IS SLAVERY.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_economic_freedom

    I live in Hong Kong, dumbass, I don’t need to pay any taxes here. Now, stay where you are and don’t come here.

    • Replies: @indubitable1
  90. Agent76 says:

    March 26, 2020 This Is How Many People Die From the Flu Each Year, According to the CDC

    This year’s flu season is shaping up to be possibly less severe than the 2017-2018 season, when 61,000 deaths were linked to the virus. However, it could equal or surpass the 2018-2019 season’s 34,200 flu-related deaths.

    https://www.health.com/condition/cold-flu-sinus/how-many-people-die-of-the-flu-every-year

    Mar 31, 2020 National Guardsman At NY Testing Center Says Media Has Overblown COVID19 Pandemic “It’s the Flu!”

    • Replies: @lavoisier
  91. anon[414] • Disclaimer says:

    I have a great idea, hire the Africans, ME’s and other leftists to be the Policia, that will make it all better and not totalitarian anymore…oh wait

  92. @JackOH

    That most virulent strain of that totalitarian impulse manifests itself in the AMA, the state licensing boards for MDs, and public health “experts.”

    • Replies: @JackOH
  93. Great article. Individualism (as an ideology) has always been a selfish excuse for those who want to shirk their responsibilities to their neighbor. But when they themselves are threatened by something requiring collective action, most of the people crying about “liberty” suddenly and inexplicably become perfectly ok with regulating the actions of others. I don’t think any person truly believes in liberty in the abstract–only in those specific cases where it benefits himself.

    We see this perfectly in the ultra socially-liberal governments of the West, where ‘freedoms’ that the elites have been slavishly devoted to for years, like open borders, are suddenly and miraculously considered unimportant. If there is a silver lining to Coronavirus, it might be in exposing this hypocrisy, and potentially opening the door to a bit more cooperative social structures.

    • Agree: Chinaman, dfordoom
    • Troll: Liberty Mike
  94. aandrews says:

    Does totalitarianism and BDSM go together, like peanut butter and chocolate?

    Andrew Cuomo’s Pierced Nipples Reveal Him to be a BDSM Pervert
    Andrew Anglin
    Daily Stormer
    April 1, 2020

    New photos of the Corona-hysterical New York Governor Andrew Cuomo reveal that he has pierced nipples.

    [MORE]


    The only reason anyone has pierced nipples is that they are a BDSM pervert. Maybe teenagers or women have them to be edgy, I guess, but not men in their sixties.

    […]

  95. @onebornfree

    “To be GOVERNED is to be watched, inspected, spied upon, directed, law-driven, numbered, regulated, enrolled, indoctrinated preached at, controlled, checked, estimated, valued, censured, commanded, by creatures who have neither the right nor the wisdom nor the virtue to do so. “

    So then… are you an actual, legitimate anarchist? That seems to be what the quote would imply.

    If so, I’m curious how you see, well, anything working. Genuinly curious–I’m not just being rhetorical–though highly skeptical.

    • Replies: @dfordoom
  96. Gizmo880 says:
    @refl

    Excellent. Thank you.

  97. Agent76 says:

    Apr 1, 2020 CIVIL UNREST IS COMING As Retailers Board Up Their Shops! Get Ready For “ORDER OUT OF CHAOS”!!!

    Civil unrest is coming and things are about to get ugly. The powers that ought not to be are engineering a global economic collapse by shutting down businesses and putting nearly everyone on lockdown and strict quarantine in response to the Covid-19 plandemic.

  98. lavoisier says: • Website
    @Agent76

    Mar 31, 2020 National Guardsman At NY Testing Center Says Media Has Overblown COVID19 Pandemic “It’s the Flu!”

    National Guardsmen are no more qualified to express an opinion on the virulence of the COVID-19 infection than to express an opinion on string theory.

    Now if a virologist or infectious disease specialist expresses this opinion, it might be wise to listen to what they have to say.

    • Troll: Agent76
    • Replies: @refl
    , @Agent76
  99. @Getaclue

    Someday, he’ll read 14 books in rapid succession and write a 30,000 word Pravda article in which he says he suspected it all along. Wait for it.

    • Agree: refl
    • Replies: @Zarathustra
  100. I agree with EMJ….this is shock doctrine in action.

    They have found a way to play our citizens, using fear and panic.

    This is a way for the nose to shoot down dissent at the flip of a switch.

    Major jewing.

    No way the virus is worth this much despair.

  101. refl says:
    @lavoisier

    National Guardsmen are no more qualified to express an opinion on the virulence of the COVID-19 infection than to express an opinion on string theory.

    Now if a virologist or infectious disease specialist expresses this opinion, it might be wise to listen to what they have to say.

    That National Guardsman certainly learned his opinion from some doctor working on the ground and so is repeating an informed opinion of someone who at this moment is legally inhibited by his superiors from expressing his opinion (examples are known).

    On the other hand, the specialists that you get to hear are mainly of the same variety, while other respectable voices are being drowned out.
    It makes me think that normally in a crisis situation governments rely on authoritative experts to provide calm, while in this situation so called experts have taken over who force an agenda of extreme and visibly selfdestructive measures.

    Just because someone carries the sign of being an expert, this does not mean that you hand over your critical faculties.

    Once more, here an expert that I like to promote at this moment. Lets see, if he gets a chance on unz.com:

    Perspectives on the Pandemic | Dr John Ioannidis of Stanford University | Interview

    • Thanks: Agent76
  102. @Digital Samizdat

    According to a data issued by the government of India, 2,572 cases have been reported across the country with Rajasthan recording 1,508 cases and 56 deaths this year till Thursday.

    It is followed by Gujarat with 438 cases and eight deaths and Delhi reporting the third highest number with 387 people being infected with the virus. No death has been reported due to the flu in the national capital so far.
    https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/swine-flu-scare-over-2-500-tested-positive-77-deaths-reported-in-2019-so-far-1438700-2019-01-24
    I deleted “Swine Flu” from the report,otherwise it’s totally true.
    This was last year and no pandemic declared?
    For some reason Italy screwed up badly. The median age of those that died there was 81. They had one or more illnesses as well along with Covid19 and all were classified as Covid 19 deaths.
    The global average of influenza deaths are still more than covid19 deaths.

    On another note, Brother Nathaniel says that the Irish will buy all businesses on pennies to the dollar. Be aware!!!!

  103. @Twodees Partain

    At least Covid 19 cannot be blamed on Zionists, world elite , or Globalists, because Corona virus hysteria result will be growth of nationalism, isolationism, and strict border control of nations.

  104. Patrick says:

    But the governments are forcing us to stay in our houses.

  105. Yusef says:
    @Chinaman

    “I will gladly trade all my political freedom and live blissfully and ignorant like a sheep”

    Who referees the trade? Who is it who steps in if, after trading in all your political freedom, you do not live blissfully?

    You say ignorant sheep live blissfully? I say you lie. You wouldn’t be here thinking and discussing with all of us who are ready to fight and die rather than be reduced to the state of barnyard animals.

    “in a communist hell if my sensibilities does not need to be assaulted by the transgender toilet and LGBT gay prides. I am sure a lot of people agree.”

    Whoa, there, partner. It has only been a recent and in my opinion unwarranted interpretation of the top priorities and cutting edge of political freedom to include LGBT gay parades and transgender toilets. You get rid of political freedom and MAYBE you get rid of the phenomena you and a lot of others find objectionable. You also get rid of numerous other phenomena many people find make life worth living and cherishing.

    By the way, I don’t know what abject and blind subservience to anyone or anything has to do with any ideology I know. You picked this stuff up by not knowing much ideology.

    • Replies: @Chinaman
    , @Spanky
  106. @Zarathustra

    The hysteria has allowed a super charging of the police state.

    As a test case for the zionist elite, they can see how easily panic can be induced in the masses,
    and through this method any and all dissent can be shut down at the flip of switch. A surefire way to
    “holocaust-proof” the world to make the world more user friendly for the small hats.

    They’ve used starvation in the past as a tool of slaughter and control.

    Any form of terror will do. Economic terror/shock doctrine, etc.

    Not sayin’ they engineered the current crisis but they certainly won’t let it go to waste.

  107. Skeptikal says:
    @Dumbo

    I think partly they are playing the “responsible adults in the room” role–finger wagging at those who they think don’t take the situation seriously enough.

    They are playing “grown-up.”

    They do not question the MSM narrative (as in Russiagate).

    Thus, they self-righteously fall right into lockstep and don’t seem to notice, with what.

  108. Skeptikal says:
    @Tusk

    So where does Hitler’s Third Reich fall in here?
    Ur-totalitarian.

    • Replies: @Tusk
  109. Speak for yourself, dipshit.

  110. refl says:
    @Zarathustra

    Covid 19 has caused the concerted abolishment of civil rights across the Western world. It has led to the installation of – for now temporary – dictatorship-style government across the West.
    Anyone can see now, that so called governments are olny the executive arm of some hidden hand behind.
    People across the world are accepting this wholesale. We are wittnessing a global coup d’etat.

    Nationalism will grow, certainly, but this situation shows just as much that it is hopeless. To instill hopelessness on the people is the essential psychological dimension of the globalist project. All the slogans of empowerment, open borders, tolerance etc. never had any other purpose then to make you dump and weak for the final act.
    Your freedom is in your mind, as the wiser ones among us have always known. To change the slogan won’t help.

  111. @Chinaman

    You hit the target Chinaman! And I can’t emphasise enough your exortation to the dummy; “don’t come here”!

    • Replies: @Twodees Partain
  112. Skeptikal says:
    @Kratoklastes

    “I get the impression that regional identification is a bit less in Germany, but I have spent little time in rural Germany.”

    When I lived in Bavaria thirty years ago, Bavarian regional identity was very strong. It was also somewhat jokesy but had a strong political component, with its own party, the CSU, separate from the partner party, CDU (Franz Josef Strauss’s bio has a lot of interesting sidelights: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Josef_Strauss). Certainly the Bavarian dialect was used extensively, also by those who learned Hochdeutsch at school. De Preissn (the Prussians) were a universal butt of jokes and quips. The Kingdom of Bavaria was an ancient construct compared to united Germany. Bavaria had an old landed aristocracy. In addition, many East Prussian gentry and aristocracy also owned lands in Bavaria. After the the war some of those families, shut out of their holdings in Ostpreussen, relocated to their Bavarian farm estates.

    I believe there is considerable regional consciousness and pride in Schleswig-Holstein and cities such as Hamburg and Bremen. The plot of Thomas Mann’s novel Buddenbrooks hinges to an extent on the social and cultural differences between hick-like Bavarians (as presented by Mann) and more analytical and civilized North Germans. Don’t forget also the religious divide. Bavaria is Catholic. Most of the rest of Germany is Protestant (although not the Rhineland). I also recall a good deal of regional pride expressed by those from Franconia, although Franken was integrated administratively into Bayern at some point, can’t recall exactly when. Bavaria has/had longstanding connections to Austria, and the dialect is quite similar. Also, Bavaria’s proximity to Italy puts a different stamp on the culture. I can’t speak for current sensibilities—in particular Berlin, which had a very strong local political culture, has probably been changed by the influx of both immigrants and thousands of expats of various sorts, not to mention Germans from other regions. Is there any more Old Berlin to be found?

  113. Pft says:
    @Zarathustra

    You have it all wrong. Globalism is reserved for the elite controllers. They control each nations leadership.
    Instructions to each nation or region are to lock down your herd within national/regional borders while the elite and their designated employees travel the world freely

    This is the intermediate step to One World Government. Global governance of individual nations and regions leaders (corporate and government), with national control of the herd subject to international enforcement .

    Mechanism to limit movement and information beyond designated borders

    Pricing-air travel, passports, visas
    Tougher visa requirements
    Mandatory vaccinations and health information accessed in a global database
    Digital ID via vaccines for ID verification and tracking
    Digital currency (no more paper money as they spread germs and can be used to hide location by those trying to go off grid)
    Internet firewalls like in China to keep sensitive news within borders

    Meanwhile the globalist elites are FREE and united under this defacto intermediate One World Government (which is them)

    At the elite level there is probably is a Democracy of sort, but thats no business of ours.

    • Agree: Yusef
  114. Wally says:
    @Anatoly Karlin

    Anatoly Karlin says:

    “I think energies would be more wisely expended on setting up those systems to reward virtue and suppress vice (as with China’s social credit system), and – for nationalists like us, at any rate – to promote the ethnocultural cohesiveness and health of our peoples, instead of doomed attempts to fight the inevitable.”

    – Yet he promotes in his articles the single biggest destroyer of “ethnocultural cohesiveness and health of our peoples”, the utterly fake & impossible “holocaust”.

    – Then he censors responses to his Zionist nonsense.

    Karlin is a fraud.

    • Replies: @Twodees Partain
  115. @refl

    It’s a globalist elite “plannedemic” and psyop and another step towards their dream of a one World government :”One World government needed to cope with COVID-19 says former British Prime Minister (Gordon Brown)” lifesitenews.com
    bilderberg.org : “Gordon Brown illuminati puppet selected by freemason lodge to replace Tony Blair as PM.

  116. @refl

    You make a solid point regarding demoralization.

    On the other hand…..people ARE waking up.

    And it’s obvious the small hates(Freudian slip!) are shitting bricks and taking HUGE risks now that are likely to redpill even more people, or at least make people start to ask questions.

    My sister knows nothing about the JQ, but in reference to the media coverage of the virus and the panic she said, “I think there is something else going on. I have a really bad feeling about this.”

    And…..when it turns out that millions didn’t die from the virus and the economy has been destroyed and millions are jobless and homeless and riots and looting and civil strife breaks out…..people are going to be asking a LOT of questions.

    • Replies: @Yusef
  117. Herald says:
    @Kim

    China’s agenda is the death of the West, global enslavement of all to her power, and global hegemony and vast wealth and power for the ruling class of the CCP

    That must be why China has placed itself next to the myriad of American bases that litter SE Asia. Come on now, at least try to be sensible.

  118. onebornfree says: • Website

    Attention All Slaves!: “CoronaHoax Pandemic Proven Fake… Yet The Lockdowns Continue… Here’s Why”:

    Regards , onebornfree

    • Replies: @John Chuckman
    , @Agent76
  119. Levtraro says:
    @Yusef

    “Because we haven’t had solid epidemiological data about Covid-19, we do not know, to this day,whether the Chinese response was wonderfully effective or horrible overkill”

    You are wrong but you seem sincere.

    There have been a number of scientific papers dealing with the virus, epidemiological data, and the impact of the response by the Chinese. Also, publishing houses are letting the papers be available for free, no paywall, no subscription, to anyone wishing to examine them. There is one particular article, pubished in Science, which directly uses epidemiological data combined with mobility data to understand the epidemilogical dynamics in connection with the Chinese response. This is the link to the article:

    https://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2020/03/24/science.abb3221.full

    It seems evident to me that this article has had a strong impact in the management of the crisis across several governments in Europe.

    • Replies: @Yusef
    , @Commentator Mike
  120. Yusef says:
    @Robert Dolan

    “And it’s obvious the small hates(Freudian slip!) are shitting bricks and taking HUGE risks now that are likely to redpill even more people, or at least make people start to ask questions.”

    They are going for broke. (For me, “they” is the plutocrats.) They’ve got their ducks in a row as well as they can, and now throw the dice and spin the wheel. It is a carefully calculated risk, controlled as well as possible. Though the odds of failure are low, the plutocrats may fail. However, they will do absolutely anything and everything they can to prevent it. They had (nearly) everything and failure means they will end up with nothing.

    The plutocrats will do anything to succeed in this time of peril; the people would have to being willing to do anything to prevent it. Having watched such situations many times (the example of the 2000 Presidential election comes to mind), the people don’t seem up to it. They content themselves with grumbling about it, not much more.

    The people don’t put their lives on the line, so in a way, they are inferior. Even though the plutocrats are taking the smallest risk they calculate they can obtain, they are putting their lives on the line now.

  121. Levtraro says:
    @Chinaman

    I agree with your sentiment. I’ve lived under military dictatorship, presidential democracy, parliamentary democracy, constitutional monarchy and absolute monarchy (I have missed the Popular Republic such as you have in your nation). All those state systems looked pretty much the same to me. If anything, the theatrics, posturing and attention-seeking of politicians in representative democratic regimes is a bit more annoying while the propaganda and mediocrity of the military dictatorship was a bit too insufferable.

    Individual liberty is great but we cannot have that because the state has grown far too resilient and deeply ingrained in people’s psyches to do away with for the foreseeable future (as in the Asian peoples as you say). Absent that, having to live under a state for having no choice in the matter, I agree with you that as long as the state permits progress based on merit and gets things done, what flavour the state takes, is no big deal. If the state manages to get some leader that you can respect, that is also a big plus, regardless of the manner in which the leader got there, either elected by electioneering or simply born into the post.

    • Replies: @Chinaman
  122. Chinaman says:
    @Yusef

    You say ignorant sheep live blissfully? I say you lie. You wouldn’t be here thinking and discussing with all of us who are ready to fight and die rather than be reduced to the state of barnyard animals.

    The chinaman ask for very little. There is nothing to fight or die for if you are contented with your state of being.

    I am only thinking about the matter only because Americans are not only determined to impose their way of life upon me but they are weaponizing these BS newfangled ideology ( human rights and democracy) as a PRETEXT to destroy my country as they did with Syria and Iraq. My children’s life are on the line and this have nothing to do with political ideology.

    Americans don’t want democracy and freedom in China but they know that the fight color revolution in the name of democracy will destroy China.. Look at all the white nationalist and racists here, do Americans really care about how the Chinese live and their “freedoms”? Only idiots and college kids who haven’t lost their virgin will believe in these BS.

    You picked this stuff up by not knowing much ideology.

    Yes, I am proud to admit that my mind is not infected by any of those crap. someone wrote this

    “Society will always oscillate between the two political extremes of Democracy and dictatorship. One give rise to another. When people get fed up with Democracy because it doesn’t solve any real-world problems, people will ask for a “strong leader”. When the dictator starts tramping on their rights or takes the country on a dangerous path, the people will rise up and cry out for Democracy. “Strong men create good times, Good times create weak men, Weak men create bad times, Bad times create strong man.” Strong and weak, Good and Bad are subjective of course. Left, right, libertarians, democrats, dictatorship, bourgeois, fascist, nationalist are all meaningless labels that reflect our heuristic biases and the human tendency to see the world in black and white, right and wrong, us and them. It is all semantics. Any Ideology is dangerous in the hands of the ambitious and those hungry for power. Don’t fall for the rhetoric; it is designed to bring out the worst of our nature. Let politics be for the stupid. “

    • Replies: @Yusef
    , @Mefobills
  123. dfordoom says: • Website
    @Old and Grumpy

    Maybe… just maybe … the Asian countries have dealt with this bug better because they are still ethnically nationalists?

    And less corrupt and less degenerate.

    The much-vaunted western liberty is just the freedom to behave like selfish degenerate children.

  124. @onebornfree

    Many experts have advised some serious measures.

    Putin, perhaps out calmest and most logical world leader, has just tightened things up in Russia.

    “Freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to lose”

  125. Anonymous[392] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    Chinese want to become rich through trade, study and work.

    They emigrate sure but never interfere in the politics or societies to which they go. They almost never go into law, entertainment, academia, or politics – they never try to subvert national souls.
    If you close your country to them, they simply go elsewhere, and make deals with someone else. It’s just economics, pure and simple.

    They are globalists in that they deal with, trade with and learn from everybody.

    They are anti-globalists in that they could not care less about the internal affairs of anybody else. They care so little that they don’t distinguish between right-wing, liberal or left-wing.

    China is not immoral, rather they are amoral. Neoliberals have a problem with that; I don’t. China has been called soulless. I say they mind their own business.

    Chinese support loose immigration? Never of heard them interested in public policy either way.

    • Replies: @Chinaman
    , @Wally
  126. Tusk says:
    @Skeptikal

    Well the question is whether the Third Reich counts as Christian or not, to which I honestly couldn’t say. There was a lot of pagan elements to it and also stuff like the kirchenkampf, but Hitler at the same time followed some advice of the Church in matters such as killing disabled people.

  127. Yusef says:
    @Levtraro

    You are the only person who has ever responded by providing me a link to some science I consider reliable. You deserve a full and considered response from me in turn. I will have to work on it, though. It isn’t the science I question in your link. It is the interpretation of the science, especially in terms of using it to formulate public policy, I consider tricky. I’m definitely sincere and if I am wrong I will be glad to be informed of it.

    • Replies: @Levtraro
  128. Agent76 says:
    @lavoisier

    You do not need a degree to be informed. This was very easy to locate with very *little* effort. Besides he is on the scene and we are not!

    March 26, 2020 This Is How Many People Die From the Flu Each Year, According to the CDC

    This year’s flu season is shaping up to be possibly less severe than the 2017-2018 season, when 61,000 deaths were linked to the virus. However, it could equal or surpass the 2018-2019 season’s 34,200 flu-related deaths.

    https://www.health.com/condition/cold-flu-sinus/how-many-people-die-of-the-flu-every-year

  129. JackOH says:
    @Liberty Mike

    Agree 100%, LM.

    We’d all be better off if Congress investigated how the AMA and its monopoly-philic practices make our health care stats worse than they need be. It’d be reasonable for Congress and other politicians to publicly ask whether uninsured cash patients, who are mostly turned away by state-licensed physicians, are more likely to transmit contagious disease for a longer period than insured patients before throwing themselves on the emergency room’s mercy. As I’ve seen it, Congress and other politicos are pretty much in the AMA’s pocket.

  130. Chinaman says:
    @Levtraro

    Individual liberty is great

    Everyone loves liberty and freedom but few deserve it because they lack discipline and responsibility.

    If everyone respects the boundaries of civilized society and willing to sacrifice for the greater good, why do we even need the state? The leviathan is there for a reason. Most people are too selfish to live in society. e.g. spring breakers.

    You absolutely right about the theatrics in a democracy and a dictator is just someone who needs a good publicist and better PR…Xi, being a technocrat totally botched the “launch” of the virus. It should be like Steve Job releasing the *new* Iphone….

    He should just held a press conference with Trump and declare the virus is a hoax and when it gets to America, claim it all started in America. For all likelihood, this is properly what happened after the bio leak in Fort Detrich.

    the problem is 80% of the people don’t see through the PR and confirmation bias just takes over.

    Xi needs to take a masterclass on PR with Trump.

    • Replies: @Levtraro
  131. Yusef says:
    @Chinaman

    Thank you for your response. I consider it very thoughtful.

    “The chinaman ask for very little. There is nothing to fight or die for if you are contented with your state of being.”

    It may be the chinaman asks for very little, and if truly the chinaman only wants little from life, that’s fine with me. However, I want to ask a lot from life. I want to earn it, though. That means I want to give a lot, too.

    I find it a bit questionable China men aren’t willing to fight or die. I’ve seen clips where the fighting the China men were doing was intense and concerted enough to surprise the crap out of the Japanese invaders. The Japanese seemed to have your same opinion of the China men as passive, pacifistic and quietist, and I believe they were shown to be wrong.

    “I am only thinking about the matter only because Americans are not only determined to impose their way of life upon me but they are weaponizing these BS newfangled ideology ( human rights and democracy) as a PRETEXT to destroy my country as they did with Syria and Iraq. My children’s life are on the line and this have nothing to do with political ideology.”

    I question the reality of what you fear and your interpretations of what Americans want (I’m American and I don’t want it) but if you are saying you only think about these things when what you want is threatened, I am of the opinion you will be thinking of these things all the time. If it isn’t threats to you by the US, it will be by somebody else. China was literally colonized by Britain not so very long ago. That experience seemed to radicalize the Chinese. Chinese did, for awhile, have a democracy, too. Some Chinese fought for it. They lost in 1949, but would it be true, if Chinese weren’t having totalitarianism imposed on them, by Chinese, they wouldn’t be more than happy to consider a return to it? There is some pretense to democracy by the current Chinese regime anyway, is there not?

    • Replies: @Chinaman
  132. Chinaman says:
    @Anonymous

    Never of heard them interested in public policy either way.

    No money in it. We know it is a bunch of hot air and nothing gets done at the end…

    we are too myopic to play the long game like the Jews and to ingratiate ourselves to the powers that be.

    • LOL: Wally
  133. @Zarathustra

    The virus, if there is one, doesn’t really need to be blamed on anyone. The hysteria, though, can certainly be blamed on those you listed. Wait and see what the result ends up being. You may be surprised.

  134. @indubitable1

    Chinaman, you’re talking to yourself again. Sockpuppetry is easily spotted.

  135. Mefobills says:
    @Chinaman

    I will gladly trade all my political freedom and live blissfully and ignorant like a sheep in a communist hell if my sensibilities does not need to be assaulted by the transgender toilet and LGBT gay prides. I am sure a lot of people agree.

    You gave a false equivalence to people like onebornfree-dumb to pounce on.

    Was Mussolini’s fascism one where you were assaulted by Pussy Hat wearing psycho-women and LGBT gay pride parades? How about NSDAP Germany? Even today’s illiberal Russia and Hungary are good examples of a balanced state, where people have freedom, but no so much they intrude into the rights of others. In other words, people exist within the polity, and their degrees of freedom are limited – this must be so.

    If you could go back in time, and poll Italy and NSDAP German populations about their happiness and perceived freedom, then the answers would most likely shock modern people raised in western liberal democracies.

    Ezra Pound answered selfish and hypocritical free-dumb liberals and libertarians in 1938.
    ____________

    The fascist critique of liberal-democratic ethics basically boiled down to a denunciation of selfishness and hypocrisy. As Ezra Pound complained in 1938: “In our time the liberal has asked for almost no freedom save freedom to commit acts contrary to the general good.”[2] Indeed, Pound noted that as people had only known “the loose waftiness of demoliberal ideology,” one needed “sharp speech” to open minds.[3]

    ________________

    The liberal wanted freedom for himself or his in-group, and to hell with everybody else.

    • Replies: @Chinaman
  136. dfordoom says: • Website
    @Elmer's Washable School Glue

    So then… are you an actual, legitimate anarchist? That seems to be what the quote would imply.

    If so, I’m curious how you see, well, anything working. Genuinly curious–I’m not just being rhetorical–though highly skeptical.

    Libertarians know that libertarianism works because they read books on libertarianism that tell them that it works. They don’t have to explain how it would work in real life.

    It’s like the free market. It works perfectly in theory. In practice it leads inevitably to monopolies and cartels. In practice big business doesn’t want a free market – they want monopolies and cartels and they want the government to bail them out when they make bad decisions. And in practice small business doesn’t want a free market – they want the government to protect them from monopolies and cartels. But free marketeers ignore reality and stick to their theories.

    • Replies: @Miro23
  137. Mefobills says:
    @Chinaman

    I am only thinking about the matter only because Americans are not only determined to impose their way of life upon me but they are weaponizing these BS newfangled ideology ( human rights and democracy) as a PRETEXT to destroy my country as they did with Syria and Iraq. My children’s life are on the line and this have nothing to do with political ideology.

    Politics is DOWNSTREAM of economics.

    The U.S. and the West is governed by finance capitalism. This means that hidden Oligarchs pull the strings, and use their money power to amplify their vote. Senators in U.S. do the bidding of their constituents, their donors. They need donor money to convince sheeple people to vote for them; they use sloganeering to get voted into power, but never go against the donor class.

    Syria and Iraq were attacked by finance oligarchy, which is also called globo-homo. Why? To make unearned income and gains (oil profits, etc), at the expense of the countries they destroy. When the other country is destroyed, its resources can be bought up cheap by existing capital, or new capital loaned into existence. A compliant comprador elite can be installed, and then controlled with compromat. Countries like Syria which resist, are first demonized and later attacked.

    In capitalist countries, capital as money rises above the polity. Capital wants to make its jealous gains, as capital’s debt instruments make exponential claims. The interest curve is an exponential over time, is it not?

    China is not fully capitalist insofar as she does not allow Capital to rise above the polity. China is better understood as fascist, or national socialist, or totalitarian where the polity is over hidden finance oligarchy and powerful privateer vested interests. In comments here at Unz, I refer to China operating the American System of Economy, which in turn is national money (not finance capital) channeling into the commons and industry.

    The original founding fathers of America wanted government control of the polity to be over capital. You can trace this thread through the founding, e.g. Cotton Mather, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Payne, and yes – also Alexander Hamilton. The founding colonies found themselves in distress and had to come up with solutions, so that concentrated their minds.

    You are right to be concerned. WW1 and WW2 were economic events, where the totalitarian model of Italy and NSDAP Germany had reigned in and brought rapacious finance capital to heel. Finance capital doesn’t want to be brought to heel – it is jealous of its prerogatives and easy unearned income.

    The U.S. was “morphed” over time into something the founding fathers would not approve of, and now the U.S. has become finance capitalist in the mold of “city of london,” and all that entails.

  138. E. F. says:

    Hello Guillaume,

    Thank you for this article. Regarding the Euro, I also believe it’ll be declining as the FED will include it in the global electronic currency currently being engineered.

    Below is one of the latest from James Corbett. He and you have similar views, on many aspects of the current ”crisis” used to re-engineer the dollar.

    All the best,

    https://www.corbettreport.com/greatestdepression/

  139. Agent76 says:
    @onebornfree

    Thanks for the share and here is another and I will also speculate all of those hospitals that are overflowing are state run facilities.

    Mar 31, 2020 More good news? Citizen reporters go & do what the media won’t!

    • Replies: @Mefobills
  140. Wally says:
    @Anonymous

    said:
    “They [Chinese] almost never go into law, entertainment, academia, or politics – they never try to subvert national souls.”

    – Completely ignorant nonsense. China is one of biggest financial backers of Hollywood.

    Wise up.

    Chinese investors flood into Hollywood: https://www.ft.com/content/2cb93908-2c65-11e6-bf8d-26294ad519fc

    Chinese-Owned Media Companies, From Dick Clark Productions to AMC: : https://www.thewrap.com/hollywood-companies-owned-by-china/

    China’s influence over Hollywood grows: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/09/24/chinas-influence-over-hollywood-grows/

    • Replies: @Mary Marianne
  141. The loudest voice in the West, “The globalists want your national soul,” resonated with me.

    Thanks, Mr. Durocher!

    Solzhenitsyn warned the West about this oncoming tragedy, and I believe he spotlighted the grisly rise of planetary capitalism/communism.

    Is now, policed and militarized.

    • Agree: Twodees Partain
  142. Wally says:
    @Digital Samizdat

    Speaking of the globalist UN’s WHO:

    Japanese VP: The WHO Should Be Renamed The “Chinese Health Organization”: https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/japanese-vp-who-should-be-renamed-chinese-health-organization

  143. glib says:
    @refl

    In Italy, coronavirus deaths account for 1000% (one thousand per cent) of the seasonal excess deaths as calculated from the euromomo graphs. So in Italy they are effectively curing cancer and diabetes, since those deaths are in strong decline.

    • LOL: Twodees Partain
  144. Mefobills says:
    @Agent76

    Here are some critical facts for you to critically think upon.

    Although, confirmation bias is difficult to overcome with facts.

    https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2020/04/01/economist-jack-rasmus-lists-the-free-market-failures-that-have-dramatically-increased-our-vulnerability-to-covid-19/

    _____________

    Hospital Beds

    As others have pointed out, before the Neoliberal market system implanted itself in the USA decades ago with Ronald Reagan (deepening and expanding ever since), there were 1.5 million hospital beds in the country and an extensive non-profit public hospital system. Before 1980 there were 100 million fewer US citizens for those 1.5 million beds. Today there are 100 million more Americans, but only 925,000 hospital beds. We’ve added 100 million but reduced beds by 500,000. The reduction, of course, was all done in the name of ‘market efficiency’ by the for profit hospital chains who bought up and then shut down much of the non-profit public hospital system. Now, as the current health crisis deepens, we’re left setting up cots in auditoriums and college dorms and call them hospitals.

    The crisis in hospital beds for virus patients can be traced largely to the program of Bill Clinton in 1994 called ‘managed health care’. That program permitted and incentivized the acquisition of the public hospital system by the for-profit chains who sought to reduce competition so they could raise prices.

  145. Silva says:
    @Kratoklastes

    Nope, because the current Saxony state comes from a kingdom founded by a family of Saxon origin over non-Saxons; the local dialects are similar to those of Thuringia, and the people east of the Elbe used to be Slavic until some point in the Middle Ages (of course there was some migration of Germans from the west). The actual Saxons lived mostly in current Lower Saxony (I imagine it’s still where most of their issue is).

  146. Chinaman says:
    @Mefobills

    You gave a false equivalence to people like onebornfree-dumb to pounce on.

    I jest, of course. I have no use for political freedom anyway if I avoid all things political and don’t make things political. Transgender toilets, by itself, is an creation of liberal politics.

    Politics is DOWNSTREAM of economics.

    I was at an conference where Robert Merton, the Nobel Laureate in economics was speaking and when asked about democracy in China, he said he don’t really care about the type of government or what label we gave them and what matters is the quality of the governance and leadership.

    China have always been fascist and totalitarian (at least in the last 3000 years) and there have been bad emperors and good emperors. Chinaman never talk about the type of government but only whether the government is rapacious\cruel or it is benevolent and it cares for its people… it is judged on whether it introduced good policies or bad ones. That’s it, governance is an empirical and practical matter. Political ideology is An afterthought and a form of mental masturbation. Using the empirical litmus test, Xi the Pooh and his technocrats will go down in history as one of China’s best leader.

    The author of this article ended with a painting that portrayed 5th BC Athens. I doubt that he have visited modern Greece. Athens is birthplace of democracy and as it is, still a democracy in name but it is the most dysfunctional country I have ever been. The place is over regulated, litigious, bureaucratic, socialist, corrupted…nothing works and nothing gets done. 50% of the population works for the government. It have all the symptoms of a failed state but it is a vibrant democracy. People hate and envy with an intensity that rivals Americans.

    I walked the Agora where Socrates was sentenced to death by a mob for a difference of 30 votes . I wonder what he would have to say when he contrast modern-day Greece and China.

    • Agree: Mefobills
    • Replies: @Agathoklis
  147. Silva says:
    @Dacian Julien Soros

    Even better than the Radio Yerevan joke about the first humans being a Russian named Gavrila, a Georgian named Chimpanidze, and a Jew named Aron Gutan.

  148. Anon[363] • Disclaimer says:
    @refl

    Thank you!

    It even has intelligent comments:”When 95% of scientists agree you’re in North Korea!

  149. Chinaman says:
    @Yusef

    I question the reality of what you fear and your interpretations of what Americans want (I’m American and I don’t want it) but if you are saying you only think about these things when what you want is threatened

    All politics is a mean to an end and politics between two powers can only be a struggle for power, influence and\or hegemony. Thucydides trap and all. China just want one thing…to improve the living standard of its 1.4b people, to be rich and to flaunt that rich which have been denied for centuries. I don’t know what America wants since it wants too many things and some of them are contradictory. At this point, it is just reacting emotionally out of hate and envy and it is against everything China wants and determine to block its path in every way.

    • Replies: @Spanky
  150. Spanky says:
    @Yusef

    … You wouldn’t be here thinking and discussing with all of us who are ready to fight and die… — Yusef

    Oh please… All this bleating about elite global totalitarian conspiracies vs. muh freedom and rights. If you were ready to fight and die you would be out in the streets doing exactly that, especially if you actually believed coronavirus is hoax pre-planned by this amorphous global elite to further enslave you.

    Truth of the matter is, they don’t need to enslave you any further — most Americans are doing the job for them buying more and more useless shit on credit because their propaganda tells us you deserve it or it makes you more desirable / beautiful / successful, while wasting the best years of our lives as their wage slaves.

    • Replies: @Yusef
  151. Spanky says:
    @Chinaman

    … I don’t know what America wants… — Chinaman

    America’s bankers and corporations want to rule the world through the US government. China and Russia, peer competitors, stand in their way. And we know China and Russia are the bad guys in this little endeavor — look how close they put their countries to our overseas military bases.

    • Replies: @Alexandros
  152. @Spanky

    America keeping tabs on the world is not a problem in itself. The problem is the Government has been hijacked by Jews and the Old World aristocracy. Even then it is preferable to Russian nihilism and Chinese ant hill mentality. In China the workers sing morning mass as if the company was God. You want that in the West? It would be a parody of feudalism.

  153. Levtraro says:
    @Yusef

    The science in the paper is solid, but the interpretation for making policy is indeed open to discussion. One item though that apparently has impacted EU governments a lot is the impact of infected non-detected, asymptomatic, sligtly sick people on the spread of the virus. The science in this paper nails that part of the dynamics pretty good. Policy consequence: an urgent drive for massive testing and for examining mobility data using mobile phone data. There are privacy issues but EU gov’s are working around those issues.

    You sir are a class act, by the way.

  154. Levtraro says:
    @Chinaman

    “If everyone respects the boundaries of civilized society and willing to sacrifice for the greater good, why do we even need the state? The leviathan is there for a reason. Most people are too selfish to live in society. e.g. spring breakers.”

    I believe that you got the first condition right (individual respect for the rules of civilized life) but the second one totally wrong (willing to sacrifice for the greater good).

    Those that are willing to sacrifice for the greater good are the greatest evil-doers. First, they normally send other to sacrifice themselves, and second, they lose all moral retraints given to us by evolution because they think that the greater good trumps all other moral considerations. So for the greater good they start wars, they bomb places, they experiment on people, they confiscate property.

    If you stick to the first condition only, the greater good will happen as a by-product.

    • Replies: @Chinaman
  155. @Digital Samizdat

    It is easy to get emotionally involved in the very excellent theatre the political classes are enacting for us plebs. Do not forget that the Protocols claim ownership of America’s guns… and those of China and Japan. Communism is the ultimate expression of hierarchism, something the “Eastern mind” is apparently comfortable with, if rumours be true. Every Bolshevic lives for nothing but freeing you from your shackles, so you can be bought free for their god. The article’s obsession with perpetuating the financial myths -even while deriding them- is standard Bolshevic/ communist / globalist/ Montessori bull. America has only one enemy: Whomever AIPAC says is the enemy.
    AIPAC also has other names, or rather, the same people funding AIPAC funds just about every “liberal’” organisation in existence. What’s your favourite NGO?
    But I love how China and Russia is sending aid to their Undeclared Soviets in America!

  156. @Wally

    China is in Hollywood, because Hollywood is making lots of money. Not because of politics. Hence, the movies they sink money into are almost all popcorn flicks.

  157. Yusef says:
    @Spanky

    “All this bleating about elite global totalitarian conspiracies vs. muh freedom and rights. If you were ready to fight and die you would be out in the streets doing exactly that, especially if you actually believed coronavirus is hoax pre-planned by this amorphous global elite to further enslave you.”

    I’m not willing to sacrifice my intact cranium or life in a futile and poorly conceived gesture. That’s what would happen right now if I went out into the streets. Most people wouldn’t even understand what I was about. Literally, they would think I was crazy. I know because I’ve tried.

    I thought, back in 2000, after Bush stole the Presidency, we had to stop everything, make sorting out what happened in Florida the nation’s top priority, and then, once we knew, decide according to our laws and systems of justice what to do about it.

    After the rushed judgment by the Supreme Court, a split decision, the prevailing opinion appalling, I was sympathetic with the angry people who went into the streets and tried to get attention focused on what was going down. It was impossible. And it was dangerous. Does anyone think about that time any more? If we were going to let slide on our most fundamental democratic right, the right to vote, and in such a dramatic, obvious and at the same time sloppy and lazy way, we were over. I don’t blame people who don’t remember, because quite frankly over the ensuing twenty years that little snafu does indeed appear minor.

    By the way, been in confrontation with the police lately? You know, not the guys who wear blue, but the guys who wear black? The guys who laugh and taser if you assert your rights? Tried to get legal representation from lawyers who charge $300 per hour and already pretty much believe the police are always right? ( In my state, the state supreme court recently ruled, in response to an incident where the police were beating a civilian, the police were not in error unless their motivation was malicious. Beating someone wasn’t itself prima facie evidence of maliciousness.) No, I agree with you we’re already about as enslaved as we can be. I also wonder, as I obsessively natter away on the internet (as I’ve done since this thing broke, and as I did after 9/11 too) is cowardice, merely. My conscience’s sheltering itself from the guilt of passivity, complicity with evil, my sins of omission. I’m still not ready to do something stupid. “Don’t just sit there, get yourself killed or imprisoned!” No thanks, but if it ever occurs to me how to fight back, I will.

    • Replies: @onebornfree
  158. @Wally

    Wally, he’s also a wannabe censor on the site as a whole. Remember when he posted a suggestion to Ron Unz that people should be shadowbanned? It was on one of Ron’s threads concerning the new rules for posting limits, etc. at the time that those limits were established.

  159. Old Jew says:
    @Seraphim

    Traiasca Capitanul, un om extrem de Roman si extrem de Verde.

    Cu acelas nume de familie ca presedintele Ucrainei.

    • Replies: @Seraphim
  160. Chinaman says:
    @Levtraro

    but the second one totally wrong (willing to sacrifice for the greater good).

    Well…I do not mean martyrs or those with messianic\Jesus complex. I agree these people are the most dangerous. May be sacrifice is the wrong word- to tolerate others, to endure hardship, and to restraint one’s desires such to maximize everyone’s utility?

    • Replies: @Levtraro
  161. onebornfree says: • Website
    @Yusef

    ” “Don’t just sit there, get yourself killed or imprisoned!” No thanks, but if it ever occurs to me how to fight back, I will.”

    “Food For Thought: 
“If, as it seems we are, in the process of becoming a totalitarian society in which the state apparatus is all-powerful, the ethics most important for the survival of the true, free, human individual would be: cheat, lie, evade, fake it, be elsewhere, forge documents, build improved electronic gadgets in your garage that’ll outwit the gadgets used by the authorities.” Philip K. Dick”

    From: http://onebornfree-mythbusters.blogspot.com/

    Regards, onebornfree

    • Replies: @Miro23
  162. Levtraro says:
    @Chinaman

    That’s noble and technical but it seems to assume that one’s desires have to be restrained in general. Maybe some have to retraint their desires while others have to encorouge them in order to maximize everyone’s utility? Also, what is everyone’s utility? How to measure it? Is it a distribution?

    • Replies: @Seraphim
  163. Anonymous[401] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jmaie

    >”restrictions on ‘private’ liberty (for instance, buggery, harlotry, and spinsterdom)”

    I suspect the author refers to SJWs’ promotions of LGBT concerns, slutwalks, and feminism.

  164. Seraphim says:
    @Levtraro

    Should human life be considered in terms of utility? Utility for whom? Think at the moment when all ‘Personnel’ services have been rebranded ‘Human Resources’.

  165. Now that the iron fist is being taken out of the velvet glove, some points to consider:

    • The EU is really not much more than an elegant argument to justify a bankers’ cartel. This can be seen by the many national votes to approve of European treaties which were rejected by national populations – and when rejected those nations were forced to either vote again – or their vote was just simply totally ignored;

    • Another instance is of what these ridiculous nations have done in surrendering control of issuance of their own currencies, i.e no longer being monetary sovereign, is they have surrendered their own ability to control their money supply, i.e., the lifeblood of an economy;

    • The EU, as a geopolitical entity is really a collection of puppet regimes run by Wall Street bankers & the City of London, AKA, simply, ’The City’ (the 1 sq. mile of bankers’ headquarters and entirely separate jurisdiction from the rest of the UK). This can be seen by the EU insisting that national budget deficits cannot exceed more than 3% of their nation’s GDP (i.e., annual total output of products & services) which limits the amount of national governments’ spending to ‘grow’ their economies;

    • The United States, as far as Noam Chomsky is aware, is the only nation-state established as an empire. This artificial edifice of a sense of “American exceptionalism”, viz. its ‘manifest destiny’, ‘the indispensable nation’, ‘the hope of the world’, or as Obama recently informed Russian Federation President, Vladimir Putin, “America has exclusive rights to anywhere in the world” has been grafted onto the psyche of a ~400 year-old white-settler, majority Christian colony.

    • Compare and contrast the American mentality with the mindset of the people of a 5,000 year-old civilizational state which is most demonstrable in the Chinese relationship with their State – what they expect of it, and what they understand & accept are expected of them. For readers of this site who are interested, a good first approximation is: Understanding the rise of China | Martin Jacques

    As former First Secretary of the Communist Party of the USSR Nikita Khrushchev said all those years ago: “the West will bury itself”.

  166. Miro23 says:
    @dfordoom

    It’s like the free market. It works perfectly in theory. In practice it leads inevitably to monopolies and cartels. In practice big business doesn’t want a free market – they want monopolies and cartels and they want the government to bail them out when they make bad decisions.

    Big business does like monopoly. Corrupting politicians is easier and more profitable than fighting it out with competitors in a free market.

    Rather like a woman looking for a rich husband rather than having the hassles of building a career.

  167. Miro23 says:
    @onebornfree

    “Food For Thought: 
“If, as it seems we are, in the process of becoming a totalitarian society in which the state apparatus is all-powerful, the ethics most important for the survival of the true, free, human individual would be: cheat, lie, evade, fake it, be elsewhere, forge documents, build improved electronic gadgets in your garage that’ll outwit the gadgets used by the authorities.” Philip K. Dick”

    Totalitarian states are full of non-ideologues just following along for convenience.

    If their interests are best served by the insurgents (parallel claimants to power) then a totalitarian regime is well on the way to collapse. For example the Bolsheviks made all kinds if (fake) promises to peasants that overthrowing Czarism would get them private land, freedom from military service etc. etc. and they believed it.

    One set of totalitarians replace another without ethics much coming into it. They are pure power plays using every tool available. If the NWO dictatorship fails it’s probably going to be some bad guys who bring it down.

    • Replies: @Mefobills
  168. @Chinaman

    “The place is over regulated, litigious, bureaucratic, socialist, corrupted…nothing works and nothing gets done. 50% of the population works for the government. It have all the symptoms of a failed state but it is a vibrant democracy. People hate and envy with an intensity that rivals Americans.”

    If you read good histories about ancient Athens, you will realise that many of the above modern characteristics (with the possible exception of people working for the government) also apply to ancient Athens.

  169. Mefobills says:
    @Miro23

    One set of totalitarians replace another without ethics much coming into it. They are pure power plays using every tool available. If the NWO dictatorship fails it’s probably going to be some bad guys who bring it down.

    oneborn-free dumb doesn’t understand the cycle of economics/history and its underlying causation.

    Aristotle and Plato noted the cycle, and modern man has still not learned.

    Polybius, who has the most fully developed version of the cycle, it rotates through the three basic forms of government, democracy, aristocracy, and monarchy and the three degenerate forms of each of these governments ochlocracy, oligarchy, and tyranny.

    Degenerate forms are enabled with rents, usury and unearned income. There is no recognition in lolberatarian or neoliberal ideologies for rents, usury and unearned income.

    Sorry, but onerous debts have to be released, or if a land owning feudal plutocracy arises, it also has to be smashed. To interdict Kyklos means land reform, taxing away rents and unearned income, and using sovereign money (not private created money).

    Today’s plutocracy uses debt mechanics, and debt money, to then grab real assets to self aggrandize.

    Plutocracy today is over-represented by our (((friends))) who are agents of mammon, and who also emit false hypnosis about reality of life, including false ideologies that give “cover and sanction” for sophisticated thefts.

    • Replies: @Johan
  170. Seraphim says:
    @Old Jew

    Was then Codreanu a Jew?

  171. Dannyboy says:

    Left totalitarianism has been the order of the day for as long as I can remember. And it’s certainly the future.

    I intend to go down fighting on my feet and not on my knees, just like my ancestors did.

    • Replies: @Seraphim
  172. Seraphim says:
    @Dannyboy

    The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

  173. Richard B says:
    @The Alarmist

    The #1 difference between Developed and Developing Nations is that the latter, across the board, from Argentina, to South Africa can not internalize rules, norms and moral codes.

    Unfortuntaely, beginning the late 19th century, ie; even before the 1965 Immigration Act, the population explosion in the West, which can be viewed as a kind of internal mass migration, produced lots and lots of people who also could not internalize rules, norms and moral codes.

    They were the ones filled with radical ingratitude and a totally susceptible to propaganda.

    The West in general and the USA in particular were already in decline as a result, long before 1965.

    After all, Ortega’s The Revolt Of The Masses was not about Latinos and Africans. They weren’t even on his radar. His concern was with Europe, for a reason.

    Barring a miracle, and it would take one, there’s not much to save.

    But, let’s be very clear, there is NO victory here. Not even among the Chinese. None.

    In short, we shouldn’t laugh at the dinosaurs for getting themselves extinct.

    After all, they lasted a lot longer than we have so far.

    By why whimper. Better to face facts.

    And the fact is, if the human race was wiped out tomorrow it wouldn’t even be a tragedy.

  174. @Levtraro

    I haven’t read that article carefully but I notice that it was published on 16 March although I can’t see the date when it was submitted, which is customary to quote on learned publications (perhaps it is somewhere there but I missed it). Science is the top journal in the field and it is my understanding that most articles in academic journals take many months to get published, after going through a rigorous peer review process. It would seem that they are now fast tracking articles for publication on the coronavirus because it is topical and timely. It doesn’t necessarily mean that that this detracts from the quality of the work. I understand that it doesn’t take that long to run data through a model, write it up quickly, and have it reach the editors and referees, but still …

    Their main conclusion:

    the key findings, that 86% of infections went undocumented and that, per person, these undocumented infections were 55% as contagious as documented infections

    based on a data set of only 801 documented cases:

    We next applied the model-inference framework to the observed outbreak before the travel restrictions of 23 January—a total of 801 documented cases throughout China, as reported by 8 February 2020

    Undocumented cases are in principle unknown but:

    We also find that, during 10–23 January, only 14% (95% CI: 10–18%) of total infections in China were reported. This estimate reveals a very high rate of undocumented infections: 86%.

    In fact errors were found in the code and an equation after the publication date and corrected on 25 March:

    https://science.sciencemag.org/content/suppl/2020/03/13/science.abb3221.DC1

    Apparently the correction did not affect the results when the model was rerun. Seems rather sloppy to and a rush job with a limited data set and some assumptions that could be or could not be true.

  175. sayless says:
    @Larry Holmgren

    In some places the practice is to put people on ventilators when they are already at death’s door. Germany has a low mortality rate, in part because their practice is to ventilate people before their lungs are overwhelmed.

  176. Johan says:
    @Mefobills

    Friedrich Schiller (Platonist and ‘monadist’), in his work Letters upon the Aesthetic Education of Man already foresaw the materialist technological slavery.

    “We know that the reason makes itself known to man by the demand for the absolute—the self-dependent and necessary. But as this want of the reason cannot be satisfied in any separate or single state of his physical life, he is obliged to leave the physical entirely and to rise from a limited reality to ideas. But although the true meaning of that demand of the reason is to withdraw him from the limits of time and to lead him from the world of sense to an ideal world, yet this same demand of reason, by misapplication—scarcely to be avoided in this life, prone to sensuousness—can direct him to physical life, and, instead of making man free, plunge him in the most terrible slavery.”

    Modern Western man, a materialist objectivist, in combination with the Jew (the most crude materialists and subjectivists (story tellers…) ) the Jew owning the Western world, through finance, and the area of ‘imaginative narratives’ (including vision). Hence the Western world is lead into the most terrible materialist slavery. At least, for the time being, until the whole thing blows up in their faces.

    As of democracy ‘Democracy is the bludgeoning of the people by the people’, as Oscar Wilde noted:

    “High hopes were once formed of democracy; but democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people. It has been found out. I must say that it was high time, for all authority is quite degrading. It degrades those who exercise it, and degrades those over whom it is exercised. When it is violently, grossly, and cruelly used, it produces a good effect, by creating, or at any rate bringing out, the spirit of revolt and Individualism that is to kill it. When it is used with a certain amount of kindness, and accompanied by prizes and rewards, it is dreadfully demoralising. People, in that case, are less conscious of the horrible pressure that is being put on them, and so go through their lives in a sort of coarse comfort, like petted animals, without ever realising that they are probably thinking other people’s thoughts, living by other people’s standards, wearing practically what one may call other people’s second-hand clothes, and never being themselves for a single moment.”

    This slave or petted animal, which is modern democratic man by now, of which the smartest of modern democratic man now realize than an oligarchy has been formed (actually it emerged from mass man’s beloved system), an oligarchy which structurally is in control, will be unable to stop the current powers that be.

    “degenerate forms ”

    Oligarchy is degenerate in one way, it is moral degeneration, but the oligarchy consists of man who are smarter, think bigger, and are more active than average mass man (the latter being content with his petty life as a consumerist work slave). The contemporary oligarchy is also partly a product of mass man’s materialist way of living, of his low materialist standards, the obsessive and totally out of control terror of commercialism of our times (Plato’s ‘merchant class’) is a product of his system and his values. And so, the degenerate system of democracy, in destroying and overulling historical aristocracies has paved the way for the creation of a new elite, the contemporary oligarchy which is the lowest type of oligarchy ever produced (oligarchy being the lowest type of elite, the contemporary oligarchy is the lowest and most crudest materialistic of known history).

    Mass man is basically on his way out, he only controls the details, the national Western governments can only work at the increase of their hyper-regulated slave system (product of democracy, consisting of the rule of ‘a thousand dictators’). I expect the Western democracies to be short-lived, being done away with gradually during the coming decades. And hell be raised, for some time.

  177. Johan says:

    “There is a curious contradiction running across Western societies today. Over the last two-and-a-half centuries, we have seen the individual rebel more and more forcefully against the formal strictures of the group, against formal inequalities and restrictions on “private” liberty (for instance, buggery, harlotry, and spinsterdom). Any attempt to take action to reverse Western nations’ decline and save their ethnic and genetic identity is considered a “human rights violation.” At the same time, in practice, our citizens tolerate and often outright expect massive curtailment of their liberties, usually in the name of security.”

    “a curious contradiction”, Durocher is such a pretty writer…, blowing pretty language bubbles. Democracy, by now, is a twisted situation of licentiousness and slavishness. On the long run, after revolution, mass man the vital barbarian becomes something of a slave with a big mouth. Historically, at first he did something heroic, he showed physical courage, freeing himself to some extent from the slavery of historical authority, he did something great, after that he slowly sunk back into his smallness, and slowly he becomes a slave in a system of a thousand dictators, all shouting for more laws and regulations, a system full of bureaucracy. A system, like Ortega wrote, which eats the flesh of the body of society. A system which eats and kills the spirit.

    Perhaps mass man is now part himself of the parasitical managerial class which he gave rise to, earning good money, perhaps he is part of the enormous bureaucracies, having a safe job, pension, and good earnings, perhaps he went to college, and he became part of the bubble industry of marketeers, psychologists, or whatever branch of bubble industry, earning good money. Perhaps he is in business, earning good money from the obsessed consumerist system. Etc.

    Contemporary mass man is a slave to his mortgage, he does not really rise to action, he moves only horizontally in his holy cow, his car, he is a decadent creature, addicted with his technology, he tries to live a safe life, with all the assurances he pays for, he is a work slave, often a career slave. He needs a new spiritual impulse, because formerly when he showed his heroism, he was acting on the impulse of a small elite, an elite which brought about the renaissance and the enlightenment. But mass man killed this elite himself, and set himself up with an oligarchy.

    Hence mass man, democratic man tolerates all what overcomes him, at least at large, because he is a mere faint reflection of the former revolting vital barbarian. He is the product of his own materialist, overly complex, and overly-regulated slavery system. For the remaining part of mass man, those who are sufficiently discontented, enough to show courage and take the risk of revolting, he is betrayed by his peers who are in a better position.

  178. Johan says:
    @Dumbo

    Classical liberalism has, post WWII, morphed into neo-liberalism, which to observant people is also known as crypto-communism. The name liberalism is a mockery by now, upon hearing it one should invert it, as it is inverted.

    One should also distinguish neo-liberalism’s market liberalism, which is the means to steal and to make the rich more richer and powerful, and neo-liberalism’s cultural liberalism (also known as progressivism, which is actually regressive, hence also inverted). The latter being a means of both continuous control and disruption of cultures. The one hands steals, while the other hand controls and disrupts.

    The major financial criminal and demagogic puppeteer of cultural disruption, George Soros, is the perfect representative example of neo-liberalism, of both aspects of it.

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