Tony Chung and QAnon Shaman

 

Is the simulation playing with us? Scott Adams (although not exclusively) speculates that we live in a simulation in which we are all characters operating under the direction of a program. As a character within the simulation, we cannot comprehend our existence as program objects but for our ability to notice some events occurring that seem inexplicable other than as humor on the part of the system operating the simulation. (A humorist such as Adams would find this theory quite appealing.)

There are two events occurring in a suitably compressed time period to make one wonder whether this is the simulation winking at us yet again:

1. Tony Chung, a Hong Kong activist in holding the Chinese Communist Party to its promises made to Great Britain in exchange for it relinquishing Hong Kong to China, was sentenced to 43 months in prison.

2. QAnon shaman Jacob Chansley was sentenced to 41 months in prison for parading in the Capitol building with a spear-tipped American flag. 

In the accuser’s eyes both men are seditious, and yet their imprisonment never cites sedition. Instead, they are made examples of by the powers that be with a stiff enough penalty to send a message to others without stirring up effectual outrage on their behalves.

Coincidence, or the simulation? You decide.

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  1. RightAngles Member
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    Something feels very orchestrated in a lot of areas lately.

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  2. MarciN Member
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    Mr. Jacob Chansley, Your crime is giving insufficient respect. The law is that you may enter the royal Capitol only with the permission of the royal and exalted Members of Congress. The law is that you may not speak to the royal and exalted Members of Congress without their permission.

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  3. Hoyacon Member
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    After making a shopping trip for tomorrow, I wish the simulation would hold the line on prices a bit.  

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  4. DonG (CAGW is a hoax) Coolidge
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    RightAngles (View Comment):

    Something feels very orchestrated in a lot of areas lately.

    You got commies in Beijing and commies in D.C. aligned on exploiting the working class of their respective countries.  We should expect the techniques to be the same in both countries.

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  5. RightAngles Member
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    DonG (CAGW is a hoax) (View Comment):

    RightAngles (View Comment):

    Something feels very orchestrated in a lot of areas lately.

    You got commies in Beijing and commies in D.C. aligned on exploiting the working class of their respective countries. We should expect the techniques to be the same in both countries.

    Well they sure are following the Cultural Revolution guidelines. Mao would approve.

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  6. MarciN Member
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    The story of what has happened to the January 6 protesters reads like the script of a badly done B movie in which aliens have landed and taken over the country.

    I think about the entire pediatrics and school psychology industry in which discipline is formulated for children and in which the overriding guiding principle is this: “Let the punishment fit the crime. Never overpunish.” That’s a block of solid Democrats. How can these same people think that any justice has been served with these ridiculous sentences for simple trespassing?

    What the Biden administration has done to these people and their friends and family is unfair, cruel, and unjust in every way.

    We desperately need a Yellow Ribbon movement.

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  7. RightAngles Member
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    MarciN (View Comment):

    The story of what has happened to the January 6 protesters reads like the script of a badly done B movie in which aliens have landed and taken over the country.

    I think about the entire pediatrics and school psychology industry in which discipline is formulated for children and in which the overriding guiding principle is this: “Let the punishment fit the crime. Never overpunish.” That’s a block of solid Democrats. How can these same people think that any justice has been served with these ridiculous sentences for simple trespassing?

    What the Biden administration has done to these people and their friends and family is unfair, cruel, and unjust in every way.

    We desperately need a Yellow Ribbon movement.

    They were absolutely terrified the election would be decertified. They sent in false flag operatives to turn it violent so they could call it an “insurrection.” It’s absurd. The early videos showed them walking in an orderly fashion, even staying inside the roped-off areas for petes sake. The whole thing is ridiculous.

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  8. Vince Guerra Member
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    MarciN (View Comment):

    The story of what has happened to the January 6 protesters reads like the script of a badly done B movie in which aliens have landed and taken over the country.

    I think about the entire pediatrics and school psychology industry in which discipline is formulated for children and in which the overriding guiding principle is this: “Let the punishment fit the crime. Never overpunish.” That’s a block of solid Democrats. How can these same people think that any justice has been served with these ridiculous sentences for simple trespassing?

    What the Biden administration has done to these people and their friends and family is unfair, cruel, and unjust in every way.

    We desperately need a Yellow Ribbon movement.

    It would be nice if the Ricochet leadership shared this view. 

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  9. The Reticulator Member
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    Vince Guerra (View Comment):

    MarciN (View Comment):

    The story of what has happened to the January 6 protesters reads like the script of a badly done B movie in which aliens have landed and taken over the country.

    I think about the entire pediatrics and school psychology industry in which discipline is formulated for children and in which the overriding guiding principle is this: “Let the punishment fit the crime. Never overpunish.” That’s a block of solid Democrats. How can these same people think that any justice has been served with these ridiculous sentences for simple trespassing?

    What the Biden administration has done to these people and their friends and family is unfair, cruel, and unjust in every way.

    We desperately need a Yellow Ribbon movement.

    It would be nice if the Ricochet leadership shared this view.

    Might be more effective if we had a Yellow Ribbon movement without their participation. Or maybe not. It’s hard to say. 

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  10. The Scarecrow Thatcher
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    RightAngles (View Comment):

    MarciN (View Comment):

    The story of what has happened to the January 6 protesters reads like the script of a badly done B movie in which aliens have landed and taken over the country.

    I think about the entire pediatrics and school psychology industry in which discipline is formulated for children and in which the overriding guiding principle is this: “Let the punishment fit the crime. Never overpunish.” That’s a block of solid Democrats. How can these same people think that any justice has been served with these ridiculous sentences for simple trespassing?

    What the Biden administration has done to these people and their friends and family is unfair, cruel, and unjust in every way.

    We desperately need a Yellow Ribbon movement.

    They were absolutely terrified the election would be decertified. They sent in false flag operatives to turn it violent so they could call it an “insurrection.” It’s absurd. The early videos showed them walking in an orderly fashion, even staying inside the roped-off areas for petes sake. The whole thing is ridiculous.

    I have always thought that all of the talk about the heinousness of a group “attacking” a government building when you are mad about the government vs the complete legitimacy of attacking a private citizen’s property (liquor store or whatever) when you are mad about the government to be completely backwards.

    Joe Scarborough went on his program on January 7 and almost had the vapors about the assault on the very foundations of our souls as conscious beings because someone had trespassed on the hallowed halls … of a government building.

    I think these buildings, owned and managed by us all in a self-governing populace, are exactly where you go if you have a beef with the government. And the people inside should know that if they screw with us, if they push it, we will show up and demand an explanation.

    Of course violence and destruction of that property is out of bounds (because it is “ours”, not “yours”, protester). Should a petitioner show up with violence in mind, he should be restrained with all the force that decorum and order demands. I assume we employ police and security to maintain a civil environment at these public places, and they should maintain it.  But you have come to the right place to air your grievance. These are the people – the elected leaders inside – who owe you answers. This is where you come to demand them.

    If you have a beef with the government, or “society”, you do not take it out on innocent private citizens and their property! This should be considered one of our greatest crimes.  The protection of that citizen and his private property should be the first and most important priority of the government. Seriously, otherwise what the eff do we need them for?

    Our current collective government sees the general population and their lives and property as beneath notice or concern, and themselves as god-kings of specialness, sacrosanct and holy – inviolable.

    AOC is the shining example of the exalted elite. She thought being elected as a public servant meant she was now a public master, residing in the Cloud City above the grubby places below she is so relieved to have escaped from.

    They keep talking about a “great reset”. Maybe we should accommodate them, get it in full swing. Tar. Feathers.

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  11. DonG (CAGW is a hoax) Coolidge
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    MarciN (View Comment):

    Mr. Jacob Chansley, Your crime is giving insufficient respect. The law is that you may enter the royal Capitol only with the permission of the royal and exalted Members of Congress. The law is that you may not speak to the royal and exalted Members of Congress without their permission.

    I heard a report that the judge gave Chansley a severe sentence (43 months for trespassing), because his picture was used in a lot of media.  To repeat, the guy gets extra punishment for wearing a goofy hat.  That is more proof that this is a political prosecution. 

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  12. Rodin Member
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    The Scarecrow (View Comment):
    I think these buildings, owned and managed by us all in a self-governing populace, are exactly where you go if you have a beef with the government.

    If these buildings are the locus of our imprisonment then America will have a “Bastille Day” at some point. Our federal swans can regard themselves as much as an 18th Century French Court and lead us all into unmitigated disaster.

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  13. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
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    RightAngles (View Comment):

    MarciN (View Comment):

    The story of what has happened to the January 6 protesters reads like the script of a badly done B movie in which aliens have landed and taken over the country.

    I think about the entire pediatrics and school psychology industry in which discipline is formulated for children and in which the overriding guiding principle is this: “Let the punishment fit the crime. Never overpunish.” That’s a block of solid Democrats. How can these same people think that any justice has been served with these ridiculous sentences for simple trespassing?

    What the Biden administration has done to these people and their friends and family is unfair, cruel, and unjust in every way.

    We desperately need a Yellow Ribbon movement.

    They were absolutely terrified the election would be decertified. They sent in false flag operatives to turn it violent so they could call it an “insurrection.” It’s absurd. The early videos showed them walking in an orderly fashion, even staying inside the roped-off areas for petes sake. The whole thing is ridiculous.

    What you don’t get is that pretty much everybody understood the Democrats stole / rigged the election.  Any suggestions that it was not honest had to be stomped down so hard so nobody will question 2020s dishonesty but so anybody that does not like the next steal will be scared to death to question to mention it much less protest it in the future.  

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  14. DaveSchmidt Coolidge
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    A toxic Truman Show? 

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  15. Autistic License Thatcher
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    Don’t bring up the simulation!  It’s just what They want you to do!

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  16. Flicker Coolidge
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    You know The Simulation was first popularized maybe thirty years ago as a description of the nature of God’s creation.  There is a limit on how small a small bit of space can be before it loses locality, and limit on how small a piece of time can be; and so space and time are structured from discrete bits.  Take the nouveau Game Designer and replace it with God; and make the gamesmen the Biblical angels and “Watchers”; and take the digital programs of the complex NCPs and replace them with human souls that can be stored irrespective of the storage device; and call the physical storage devices vessels, and you’ve got Christian cosmology.  The Tech Simulation concept is given a mask of modern technical science, but it’s still part for part the same as existing Christian cosmology.

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  17. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
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    Flicker (View Comment):

    You know The Simulation was first popularized maybe thirty years ago as a description of the nature of God’s creation. There is a limit on how small a small bit of space can be before it loses locality, and limit on how small a piece of time can be; and so space and time are structured from discrete bits. Take the nouveau Game Designer and replace it with God; and make the gamesmen the Biblical angels and “Watchers”; and take the digital programs of the complex NCPs and replace them with human souls that can be stored irrespective of the storage device; and call the physical storage devices vessels, and you’ve got Christian cosmology. The Tech Simulation concept is given a mask of modern technical science, but it’s still part for part the same as existing Christian cosmology.

    No, take it back, the simulation is much more based in science than any of your silly sky god stuff.    Belief in God is a silly notion that indicates a naive mind set.  Simulations by long ago aliens is much more based in truth and science.  I am sure we can find a consensus of logical minded scientists to say so.

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  18. Flicker Coolidge
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    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):

    You know The Simulation was first popularized maybe thirty years ago as a description of the nature of God’s creation. There is a limit on how small a small bit of space can be before it loses locality, and limit on how small a piece of time can be; and so space and time are structured from discrete bits. Take the nouveau Game Designer and replace it with God; and make the gamesmen the Biblical angels and “Watchers”; and take the digital programs of the complex NCPs and replace them with human souls that can be stored irrespective of the storage device; and call the physical storage devices vessels, and you’ve got Christian cosmology. The Tech Simulation concept is given a mask of modern technical science, but it’s still part for part the same as existing Christian cosmology.

    No, take it back, the simulation is much more based in science than any of your silly sky god stuff. Belief in God is a silly notion that indicates a naive mind set. Simulations by long ago aliens is much more based in truth and science. I am sure we can find a consensus of logical minded scientists to say so.

    Oh, well in that case, nevermind.

    And frankly, I should have known better.  After all, it is a nihilistic cartoonist who is most vocally promoting this view; he can’t bring himself to believe in God, so he tentatively believes in trans-galactic lizard children playing a video game.  It stands to reason that he’d be the one to figure out the truth.

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  19. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
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    Flicker (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):

    You know The Simulation was first popularized maybe thirty years ago as a description of the nature of God’s creation. There is a limit on how small a small bit of space can be before it loses locality, and limit on how small a piece of time can be; and so space and time are structured from discrete bits. Take the nouveau Game Designer and replace it with God; and make the gamesmen the Biblical angels and “Watchers”; and take the digital programs of the complex NCPs and replace them with human souls that can be stored irrespective of the storage device; and call the physical storage devices vessels, and you’ve got Christian cosmology. The Tech Simulation concept is given a mask of modern technical science, but it’s still part for part the same as existing Christian cosmology.

    No, take it back, the simulation is much more based in science than any of your silly sky god stuff. Belief in God is a silly notion that indicates a naive mind set. Simulations by long ago aliens is much more based in truth and science. I am sure we can find a consensus of logical minded scientists to say so.

    Oh, well in that case, nevermind.

    And frankly, I should have known better. After all, it is a nihilistic cartoonist who is most vocally promoting this view; he can’t bring himself to believe in God, so he tentatively believes in trans-galactic lizard children playing a video game. It stands to reason that he’d be the one to figure out the truth.

    But he is a successful millionaire.  His money proves the worthiness of his statement  

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  20. Flicker Coolidge
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    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):

    You know The Simulation was first popularized maybe thirty years ago as a description of the nature of God’s creation. There is a limit on how small a small bit of space can be before it loses locality, and limit on how small a piece of time can be; and so space and time are structured from discrete bits. Take the nouveau Game Designer and replace it with God; and make the gamesmen the Biblical angels and “Watchers”; and take the digital programs of the complex NCPs and replace them with human souls that can be stored irrespective of the storage device; and call the physical storage devices vessels, and you’ve got Christian cosmology. The Tech Simulation concept is given a mask of modern technical science, but it’s still part for part the same as existing Christian cosmology.

    No, take it back, the simulation is much more based in science than any of your silly sky god stuff. Belief in God is a silly notion that indicates a naive mind set. Simulations by long ago aliens is much more based in truth and science. I am sure we can find a consensus of logical minded scientists to say so.

    Oh, well in that case, nevermind.

    And frankly, I should have known better. After all, it is a nihilistic cartoonist who is most vocally promoting this view; he can’t bring himself to believe in God, so he tentatively believes in trans-galactic lizard children playing a video game. It stands to reason that he’d be the one to figure out the truth.

    But he is a successful millionaire. His money proves the worthiness of his statement

    And his new wife is soooo cute.  I’m not sure she properly communicated to him how a plane flies though.

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