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Last week’s column, you’ll recall, dissected the inconsistent, nonsensical, and farcical implementation of “social distancing” in America. To helpfully underscore my point after the column had been filed, the loudest self-quarantining mouth of the administration, Ivanka “We’re All In This Together” Trump, flouted the travel rules herself by fleeing D.C. with her husband and children for Passover. But I digress. Others have chronicled the lack of evidence worldwide that “social distancing” is making any significant dent in flattening the coronavirus curve. Dissidents who must remain anonymous have observed that isolation strategies may be making matters worse by delaying development of herd immunity. Skepticism and anger toward the credibility-damaged public health-industrial complex are now spilling over into the Instagram comments of control freak Bill Gates, who wants us all locked up until his vaccine is ready. The elites can no longer contain the public backlash and open defiance against this ineffectual madness.

Enter CNN-SPLC.

Now that a grass-roots revolt against Draconian lockdown measures is underway (Trump himself tweeted “Liberate Michigan, Minnesota, and Virginia” this morning), CNN-SPLC has pulled out the big rhetorical guns. Anyone who dares question the pandemic sacred cow of social distancing is a…“denier.”

 

Left-wing character assassins seek to discredit the Michigan protesters by linking them to…me.

The Michigan Conservative Coalition is a far-right, fringe group that has peddled right-wing memes featuring Pepe the Frog and Islamophobic memes on its Facebook page. They recently hosted an event featuring Michelle Malkin, a far-right pundit who has defended white nationalists and holocaust deniers.

Yes, I did do an event with the great patriots at the Michigan Conservative Coalition, who defied ConInc cancel culture.

Yes, I did defend the America First kids who challenged and exposed the open-borders, Israel First ambassadors of TPUSA and YAF.

So?

When all else fails, the scoundrels retreat to the refuge of “anti-Semitism.”

It was only a matter of time before guilt-by-“denial”-association infected the public pandemic discourse. Not coincidentally, several dissidents on social media leading the protest charge against lockdowns were banned last night.

Of course, CNN and the rest of the media’s own denialism, not to mention the World Health Organization’s, must not be questioned.

Inconvenient questions = HATE.

All officially-designated “HATE” (TM) = “anti-Semitic.”

Social distancing dissent = Holocaust denial.

Voila!

 

 

 
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  1. Social distancing dissent = Holocaust denial.

    Dissenters should wear this as a badge of honor.

  2. We should expect nothing less from the enemy of the people.

  3. From Social Democrats to Social Distancers.

  4. Alex Jones has been talking about this stuff for years. Vaccines, medical tyranny, oppression. If you aren’t listening to him now then you’re mad.

  5. Readers would do well to watch Alex Jones’ video, titled “Fall Of The Republic.” The video is now a few years old but practically EVERYTHING mentioned in the video has either come to pass , or there are groups of individuals attempting to bring the rest of it to fruition. By the way, I use my real name, as I have nothing to hide. Thank you.

    • Replies: @Realist

    By the way, I use my real name, as I have nothing to hide. Thank you.
     
    By the way, I use my real name, as I have nothing to lose. Thank you.

    FIFY
  6. Søren Kierkegaard: “It happened that a fire broke out backstage in a theater. The clown came out to inform the public. They thought it was a jest and applauded. He repeated his warning. They shouted even louder. So I think the world will come to an end amid the general applause from all the wits who believe that it is a joke.” (Either/Or)

  7. Michelle Malkin, I hate to tell you this, but, per your new boss, you are a “hoaxer”. He’s for free speech until he isn’t. I hope you’ve kept all your old URLs.

    Meet the new boss, same as the old boss …

    • Thanks: follyofwar
    • Replies: @Alexander Turok
    And that's a good thing, too. This corona crack-up reminds me of the crackup of the "new atheist community" over feminism. Looking back on it, the question you ask is not "why did it collapse" but "why did it last so long?" Maybe they'll look back on this moment and wonder the same thing?

    Then, as now, many wanted to paper over the fundamental divide, due in part to the incentive structure. Ron can kick as many people out as he wants, as can bloggers with day jobs. But those reliant on reader donations will want to keep the tent as large as possible, just as leaders of new atheist organizations tried to minimize or deny the split.

    It remains to be seen what will happen in this case. One thing preventing a permanent separation is the fact that the corona deniers tend not to be technically or organizationally competent people, so their ability to leave for alternative websites will be hampered.
    , @Commentator Mike
    Oh, but Ron did put a question mark at the end of the title of his latest Pravda article.
  8. CNN-SPLC

    You’d think the SPLC would know that social distancing itself is white supremacist:

    Survey shows Blacks less likely to practice social distancing

    This appeared ten years ago:

    Black Immigrants and the Rhetoric of Social Distancing

  9. @Brad Anbro
    Readers would do well to watch Alex Jones' video, titled "Fall Of The Republic." The video is now a few years old but practically EVERYTHING mentioned in the video has either come to pass , or there are groups of individuals attempting to bring the rest of it to fruition. By the way, I use my real name, as I have nothing to hide. Thank you.

    By the way, I use my real name, as I have nothing to hide. Thank you.

    By the way, I use my real name, as I have nothing to lose. Thank you.

    FIFY

  10. LOL! Pointing at SPLC.

  11. Ivanka…flouted the travel rules herself by fleeing D.C. with her husband and children for Passover

    Our Christian holiday of Easter was cancelled by the CoronaMania-Pushers, but one of the most powerful women in Washington can celebrate Passover with impunity.

  12. control freak Bill Gates…wants us all locked up until his vaccine is ready.

    a grass-roots revolt against Draconian lockdown measures is underway

    “We’re isolated and ‘locked down’ for our own safety.”

    [Dramatic Pause]

    “So was Jeffrey Epstein.”

    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
  13. Why not call them Corocaust Deniers?

  14. Social distancing has flattened the curve.

    Opposing a position merely because CNN and the SPLC support it would be either irrational and foolish or cynical politics.

    I’m not against Trump, I believe that everyone should support his re-election, if no other reason, to keep pushing the federal courts to the right, which might save the republic from the left’s horrendous anti-American and authoritarian agenda. However, he deserves criticizing for giving away his power to the governors, then undermining them on twitter by supporting rebellious people that tacitly, he had placed under their leadership. This type of executive behavior is cowardly, cynical, and tremendously counter productive. In a time of crisis, with many lives at stake, it is egregiously inappropriate.

  15. @Achmed E. Newman
    Michelle Malkin, I hate to tell you this, but, per your new boss, you are a "hoaxer". He's for free speech until he isn't. I hope you've kept all your old URLs.

    Meet the new boss, same as the old boss ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHhrZgojY1Q

    And that’s a good thing, too. This corona crack-up reminds me of the crackup of the “new atheist community” over feminism. Looking back on it, the question you ask is not “why did it collapse” but “why did it last so long?” Maybe they’ll look back on this moment and wonder the same thing?

    Then, as now, many wanted to paper over the fundamental divide, due in part to the incentive structure. Ron can kick as many people out as he wants, as can bloggers with day jobs. But those reliant on reader donations will want to keep the tent as large as possible, just as leaders of new atheist organizations tried to minimize or deny the split.

    It remains to be seen what will happen in this case. One thing preventing a permanent separation is the fact that the corona deniers tend not to be technically or organizationally competent people, so their ability to leave for alternative websites will be hampered.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    Ron can kick as many people out as he wants, as can bloggers with day jobs. But those reliant on reader donations will want to keep the tent as large as possible,
     
    If you are referring to Steve Sailer here, you are wrong. Mr. Sailer doesn't really have a strong ideology, but is, as he puts it, "a noticer" and writes about important cultural and policy issues that are destroying the country. He will write on what he likes, like Hollywood stars and golf, fairly often, knowing most of the readers don't care a lot about it. He'll occasionally write sharp retorts to commenters who he thinks are just plain wrong on something. He'll get feedback about taking 1/2 a day (quite often, because a guy's gotta sleep) to let a comment get through, which is one of the bad points in commenting there. He won't change though, and I forgive him because he's the most interesting to read on this site, unless you just like pure insanity.

    The difference between Mr. Sailer and Mr. Unz is one of personality. That's all I'd better say about it right now, for fear of being banned.

    There really aren't many "Corona Deniers" I've ever met or heard from - literally that'd be someone who doesn't believe there is any virus of this type, as seen in the colorful electron-microscope images all over the web. There are plenty of people with more perspective than a Millennial like you. I perused your site - I agree with your anti-Communism, but all of it was just speculative ramblings with no perspective.

    Some of us have been around during previous bouts of SARS-type viruses out of the Orient. We've never seen before the Infotainment Panic-Fest like this. My theory on this divide, or Kung Flu Gap, if I may, is that it's a divide between those who stay in front of the idiot plate and/or phone screen 1/2 the day and those who don't. I've seen it in my family.

    To see Police State tactics like "LOCKDOWNS" (a term very recently only used within maximum security prisons) used routinely now, based on the hysteria out of people like you, is disconcerting for normal Americans who have some perspective and don't believe everything we see 24/7 on our little screens. It's like we're living in a country run by menopausal women.

    Like I said, he was for free speech until he wasn't (though I think Mr. Unz may have backed off on this, hopefully, per the case of one specific commenter).
    , @Achmed E. Newman

    One thing preventing a permanent separation is the fact that the corona deniers tend not to be technically or organizationally competent people, so their ability to leave for alternative websites will be hampered.
     
    Ha! What kind of speculation is that, now? You have no idea. This dividing line between hysterical/non-hysterical has nothing to do with technical/organizational skills, no matter how much people want to screw around with mathematical models that center around a number, the COVID-19 mortality rate, that has an uncertain numerator and a really uncertain denominator. Some technical people, such as myself, know that you'll get garbage out of any model that doesn't have excellent input conditions and inclusion of all processes involved.

    Mr. Unz runs an excellent website, as far as usability. The commenting system is the best I've every seen. I think that's why commenters like myself don't want to be banned. I'm used to, and enjoy, the sane side of the site: Mr. Sailer, A.Epigone, J. Derbyshire, Ron Paul, Pat Buchanan, and now, our Mrs. Malkin here (I like C.J. Hopkins too now, though new to his stuff).

    What kind of technical competence do you need to go visit another website? That idea of yours was just retarded. Try harder during your next speculation.

  16. Anti Semite definition used to be
    “Someone who hates Semites”

    now it is

    “Someone who Semites hate”

  17. @Alexander Turok
    And that's a good thing, too. This corona crack-up reminds me of the crackup of the "new atheist community" over feminism. Looking back on it, the question you ask is not "why did it collapse" but "why did it last so long?" Maybe they'll look back on this moment and wonder the same thing?

    Then, as now, many wanted to paper over the fundamental divide, due in part to the incentive structure. Ron can kick as many people out as he wants, as can bloggers with day jobs. But those reliant on reader donations will want to keep the tent as large as possible, just as leaders of new atheist organizations tried to minimize or deny the split.

    It remains to be seen what will happen in this case. One thing preventing a permanent separation is the fact that the corona deniers tend not to be technically or organizationally competent people, so their ability to leave for alternative websites will be hampered.

    Ron can kick as many people out as he wants, as can bloggers with day jobs. But those reliant on reader donations will want to keep the tent as large as possible,

    If you are referring to Steve Sailer here, you are wrong. Mr. Sailer doesn’t really have a strong ideology, but is, as he puts it, “a noticer” and writes about important cultural and policy issues that are destroying the country. He will write on what he likes, like Hollywood stars and golf, fairly often, knowing most of the readers don’t care a lot about it. He’ll occasionally write sharp retorts to commenters who he thinks are just plain wrong on something. He’ll get feedback about taking 1/2 a day (quite often, because a guy’s gotta sleep) to let a comment get through, which is one of the bad points in commenting there. He won’t change though, and I forgive him because he’s the most interesting to read on this site, unless you just like pure insanity.

    The difference between Mr. Sailer and Mr. Unz is one of personality. That’s all I’d better say about it right now, for fear of being banned.

    There really aren’t many “Corona Deniers” I’ve ever met or heard from – literally that’d be someone who doesn’t believe there is any virus of this type, as seen in the colorful electron-microscope images all over the web. There are plenty of people with more perspective than a Millennial like you. I perused your site – I agree with your anti-Communism, but all of it was just speculative ramblings with no perspective.

    Some of us have been around during previous bouts of SARS-type viruses out of the Orient. We’ve never seen before the Infotainment Panic-Fest like this. My theory on this divide, or Kung Flu Gap, if I may, is that it’s a divide between those who stay in front of the idiot plate and/or phone screen 1/2 the day and those who don’t. I’ve seen it in my family.

    To see Police State tactics like “LOCKDOWNS” (a term very recently only used within maximum security prisons) used routinely now, based on the hysteria out of people like you, is disconcerting for normal Americans who have some perspective and don’t believe everything we see 24/7 on our little screens. It’s like we’re living in a country run by menopausal women.

    Like I said, he was for free speech until he wasn’t (though I think Mr. Unz may have backed off on this, hopefully, per the case of one specific commenter).

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
    But you can't deny the fact that there has been a massive unprecedented increase in total deaths reported in areas affected by Covid-19. Read this paper just out:

    https://voxeu.org/article/covid-19-italy-analysis-death-registry-data?qt-quicktabs_cepr_policy_research=0

    Deaths in New York and other areas of the US and UK would show the same. This is indisputable. When deaths show such spikes then it definitely implies some sort of major disaster. Of course they can fiddle around with what is and what is not reported as a Covid-19 death, but not with the total deaths. Recent seasonal flu episodes haven't shown anything approaching this as can be seen from the past years' baselines in time series graphs of total deaths.

    I'm against censorship and all for debating the causes of these unprecedented numbers of deaths. It's reasonable to assume that this is due to Covid-19. It's just the flu, but far deadlier than any seen in recent times.
  18. @Alexander Turok
    And that's a good thing, too. This corona crack-up reminds me of the crackup of the "new atheist community" over feminism. Looking back on it, the question you ask is not "why did it collapse" but "why did it last so long?" Maybe they'll look back on this moment and wonder the same thing?

    Then, as now, many wanted to paper over the fundamental divide, due in part to the incentive structure. Ron can kick as many people out as he wants, as can bloggers with day jobs. But those reliant on reader donations will want to keep the tent as large as possible, just as leaders of new atheist organizations tried to minimize or deny the split.

    It remains to be seen what will happen in this case. One thing preventing a permanent separation is the fact that the corona deniers tend not to be technically or organizationally competent people, so their ability to leave for alternative websites will be hampered.

    One thing preventing a permanent separation is the fact that the corona deniers tend not to be technically or organizationally competent people, so their ability to leave for alternative websites will be hampered.

    Ha! What kind of speculation is that, now? You have no idea. This dividing line between hysterical/non-hysterical has nothing to do with technical/organizational skills, no matter how much people want to screw around with mathematical models that center around a number, the COVID-19 mortality rate, that has an uncertain numerator and a really uncertain denominator. Some technical people, such as myself, know that you’ll get garbage out of any model that doesn’t have excellent input conditions and inclusion of all processes involved.

    Mr. Unz runs an excellent website, as far as usability. The commenting system is the best I’ve every seen. I think that’s why commenters like myself don’t want to be banned. I’m used to, and enjoy, the sane side of the site: Mr. Sailer, A.Epigone, J. Derbyshire, Ron Paul, Pat Buchanan, and now, our Mrs. Malkin here (I like C.J. Hopkins too now, though new to his stuff).

    What kind of technical competence do you need to go visit another website? That idea of yours was just retarded. Try harder during your next speculation.

  19. @Achmed E. Newman
    Michelle Malkin, I hate to tell you this, but, per your new boss, you are a "hoaxer". He's for free speech until he isn't. I hope you've kept all your old URLs.

    Meet the new boss, same as the old boss ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHhrZgojY1Q

    Oh, but Ron did put a question mark at the end of the title of his latest Pravda article.

  20. @Achmed E. Newman

    Ron can kick as many people out as he wants, as can bloggers with day jobs. But those reliant on reader donations will want to keep the tent as large as possible,
     
    If you are referring to Steve Sailer here, you are wrong. Mr. Sailer doesn't really have a strong ideology, but is, as he puts it, "a noticer" and writes about important cultural and policy issues that are destroying the country. He will write on what he likes, like Hollywood stars and golf, fairly often, knowing most of the readers don't care a lot about it. He'll occasionally write sharp retorts to commenters who he thinks are just plain wrong on something. He'll get feedback about taking 1/2 a day (quite often, because a guy's gotta sleep) to let a comment get through, which is one of the bad points in commenting there. He won't change though, and I forgive him because he's the most interesting to read on this site, unless you just like pure insanity.

    The difference between Mr. Sailer and Mr. Unz is one of personality. That's all I'd better say about it right now, for fear of being banned.

    There really aren't many "Corona Deniers" I've ever met or heard from - literally that'd be someone who doesn't believe there is any virus of this type, as seen in the colorful electron-microscope images all over the web. There are plenty of people with more perspective than a Millennial like you. I perused your site - I agree with your anti-Communism, but all of it was just speculative ramblings with no perspective.

    Some of us have been around during previous bouts of SARS-type viruses out of the Orient. We've never seen before the Infotainment Panic-Fest like this. My theory on this divide, or Kung Flu Gap, if I may, is that it's a divide between those who stay in front of the idiot plate and/or phone screen 1/2 the day and those who don't. I've seen it in my family.

    To see Police State tactics like "LOCKDOWNS" (a term very recently only used within maximum security prisons) used routinely now, based on the hysteria out of people like you, is disconcerting for normal Americans who have some perspective and don't believe everything we see 24/7 on our little screens. It's like we're living in a country run by menopausal women.

    Like I said, he was for free speech until he wasn't (though I think Mr. Unz may have backed off on this, hopefully, per the case of one specific commenter).

    But you can’t deny the fact that there has been a massive unprecedented increase in total deaths reported in areas affected by Covid-19. Read this paper just out:

    https://voxeu.org/article/covid-19-italy-analysis-death-registry-data?qt-quicktabs_cepr_policy_research=0

    Deaths in New York and other areas of the US and UK would show the same. This is indisputable. When deaths show such spikes then it definitely implies some sort of major disaster. Of course they can fiddle around with what is and what is not reported as a Covid-19 death, but not with the total deaths. Recent seasonal flu episodes haven’t shown anything approaching this as can be seen from the past years’ baselines in time series graphs of total deaths.

    I’m against censorship and all for debating the causes of these unprecedented numbers of deaths. It’s reasonable to assume that this is due to Covid-19. It’s just the flu, but far deadlier than any seen in recent times.

  21. Would six million really have died?

  22. When was the last time ‘far-left’ was used by MSM to describe someone?

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