Do We Need the Great Reset?

 

The folks at the World Economic Forum and whatever confabs Bill Gates is sponsoring this week will all be playing rather cynical word games about the “COVID-19 Crisis” and its impact on the “most vulnerable”.  There will not be the slightest acknowledgment that it was the destructive and ineffectual government actions and not the virus (much less the defects of capitalism) that caused the greatest share of the damage. Instead, the current buzz is that COVID-19 showed us that people could be made to drastically adjust their living, working, and consumption patterns in a very short time frame if the government just chooses to make them do so.

And as is typical of grand policy-making concocted by the elite, the non-elite invariably get screwed.

From Kevin Roche/Healthy-skeptic.com

It is truly stunning that spectacularly unscientific, hideously costly, racially and socioeconomically disproportionate government actions are seen by some as proof for a need to expand the role of government because it was the “capitalist system” that failed in the COVID crisis.

We watched “capitalist” entities rapidly adapt in many ways from food delivery to the speed of vaccine development whereas governments across the globe adopted a failed approach in March, set it in concrete and most are still unable to adapt to what a growing abundance of data tells us about what the policy should be regarding closures, schools, and protection of the most vulnerable. Who is it again that needs a “reset”?

South of my Maryland home down in Washington, DC, murders are up, opioid deaths are way up and unemployment is up in a town that is supposed to be recession-proof due to the presence of the federal government; and it is hourly wage workers getting hammered. Higher COVID death rates and a disproportionate economic hit for the African-American non-elite is happening.

DC may even cost their students more than a full year of schooling due to the lingering effects of the unwarranted school closures.

DC schools are 90% Black and Latino and some schools are overwhelmingly low income so guess where those kids fit on the chart.

The federal workforce (“work”) has been on paid remote-work status for eight months, so tens of thousands of daily customers for DC shops and restaurants have literally disappeared as have many or most of those businesses along with the jobs that they provided. The contractors and suppliers who maintain office buildings, computer systems, supply paper and pens, support copiers and phones, paint, and remodel are all laying off employees in droves.

The Metro rail and bus system has suffered a 90% drop in revenues and now have a $400-500 million shortfall.  Metrorail will no longer run on weekends.  Several stations are closed to reduce the number of workers needed to operate them.  If someone using the system still has a job with weekend hours (like at a hospital, maybe), tough.

Using the eyeball test, more than half of downtown DC storefronts are boarded up.  This DC restaurant website now functions more like an obituary page, listing restaurants killed by the government mandates.   In addition to restaurant staff, the job losses are similar for suppliers, drivers, and many other vendors.  The commercial property market is cratering.  Firms are bailing on copier maintenance contracts and coffee machine suppliers. Jobs related to maintenance, security, and remodeling have declined.

And in passing, one of the most depressing items I’ve read concerning COVID-19 developments elsewhere in the world is that the UN estimates that in some of the poorest nations as many as 50% of girls will not return to school once schools re-open but will be forced into early marriage or low-wage work instead as families dig out of newly worsened poverty.

None of this was due to a really bad flu so much as some really bad policies which also failed to combat that flu.

We will be told repeatedly by those who control most of the media that this crisis means that there must be a Great Reset of capitalism in favor of taking power away from stockholders (and also even from workers and customers) and putting it into the hands of a vaguely defined set of “stakeholders.” Precisely because the definition is too amorphous and malleable to identify who they are, these stakeholders will naturally need the enlightened ones to speak for them.

The same left-of-center high-income people who are quick to declare that anything with a“disparate impact” is racist appear to be oblivious to the disparate impact of imposing their sensibilities on the world. They now want to do even more damage now that COVID power-abuse has provided them with a blueprint. Racist bastards, all of ‘em.

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  1. DonG (Biden is compromised) Coolidge
    DonG (Biden is compromised)
    @DonG

    Old Bathos: The same left-of-center high-income people who are quick to declare that anything with a“disparate impact” is racist appear to be oblivious to the disparate impact of imposing their sensibilities on the world.

    Well not “everything”.   Minimum wage laws hurt PoC.  Wider immigration hurts PoC.  Defunding the police hurts PoC.  …

     

    Great post.  Important stuff. 

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  2. CarolJoy, Thread Hijacker Coolidge
    CarolJoy, Thread Hijacker
    @CarolJoy

    In a decent society, the information you are bringing forth would now be in every newspaper in the USA, if not in the daily news, but then certainly in the Weekend Magazine supplements.

    But we lost our Fourth Estate 20 years ago.

    It is irrelevant whether we need the Great Reset  or not. It is a mechanism which will destroy the middle class and bring about a further re-establishment of the One Percent.

    To accomplish it in full, there has been a gradual teaching to the progressive side of the political aisle, that in the coming Brave New World, peace, justice and prosperity will come to all, as all will receive a universal annual income, with no need to trouble yourself to gt out of bed.

    There has also been the teaching that it is necessary to destroy what exists to various ends, including the  idea that nothing should remain that has come about from the evil the white humans have done repeatedly to all others.

    The public heard the same promise about liberty equality prosperity and fraternity back in Paris in 1789, and in Moscow in 1917. Then in China when MaoTse Tung was ushered in.

    It has been in the works for at least a decade. Back in 2009, after learning from their failure to bring it about  over a flu that ended up not being properly Over Hyped, the Overlords of the World Economic Foundation, Bill Gates and the Rockefeller Foundation decided they would  not make that mistake twice.

    All the  pieces of the puzzle were in place except one: the popular vote of Election 2020. The only chance we had to delay this Reset was to have Donald Trump re-elected. Although I think he still would have slow walked us into it, just not Usain Bolted us into it at hyper speeds.

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  3. Paul Stinchfield Member
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    Old Bathos: And as is typical of grand policy-making concocted by the elite, the non-elite invariably get screwed.

    Perhaps we should stop saying “elite” and instead say “ruling class”: Arrogance, ignorance, callousness, and all that.

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  4. Mark Camp Member
    Mark Camp
    @MarkCamp

    Excellent post. The leftist violence of BLM and Antifa, together with the leftist destruction of normal human life by executive fiat, were like two conflagrations lit and fanned by progressives that surrounded our society in a pincer movement.

    To recover from this holocaust will require that our institutions and our faith in our capacity for self-government be rebuilt from scratch.

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  5. Stad Coolidge
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    @Stad

    Old Bathos: COVID-19 showed us that people could be made to drastically adjust their living, working, and consumption patterns in a very short time frame if government just chooses to make them do so.

    True, but with a caveat: If there is a good reason.

    Earlier this year, there was a damn good reason.  We had a new virus on the scene from an unknown origin.  We knew it was Chinese, but the suspicion was it got out of a Chinese bioweapons lab.  That’s scary.  As time wore on, we learned more and more facts until we got to a decision point: ease up on restrictions or double down.  Freedom-loving governments (usually red states) relaxed or stopped their restrictions.  Blue states started to ease up, but the moment an uptick in cases or deaths occurred, they clamped back down with a vengeance.  Aside: if you live in New York (state or city), liquidate all your assets and flee while you can:

    https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/nyc-shutdown-coronavirus-mayor/2020/12/14/id/1001407/

    But The Great Reset (TGR) is a whole other issue.  The virus has managed to accelerate the plans to totally transform the world with total control by a central, supra-national entity.  However, the virus has also emboldened the elites supporting TGR to expose themselves to the point they brag about it.  Everything will depend how we respond to this.

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  6. Ekosj Member
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    There is a consistent theme.   Going back to the 60’s.   From pollution and overpopulation, to acid rain and saving the whales, global warming, deforestation, climate change and now Covid19.   Overproduction, underproduction, too much wealth, too little wealth.  Whatever the ailment the solutions always seems to be more government control and ending capitalism.    

    Hmmmm.   

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  7. kedavis Member
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    Ekosj (View Comment):

    There is a consistent theme. Going back to the 60’s. From pollution and overpopulation, to acid rain and saving the whales, global warming, deforestation, climate change and now Covid19. Overproduction, underproduction, too much wealth, too little wealth. Whatever the ailment the solutions always seems to be more government control and ending capitalism.

    Hmmmm.

    Remember, back in the 70s it was global COOLING – “The Coming Ice Age” etc – that required extreme government control and ending capitalism.

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  8. James Anderson Inactive
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    If you want to hear a conspiratorial take of the Woke Reset, Delingpole of the London Calling podcast has a interview with an author:

    https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-jwvzh-f2f59e

    they talk about the Trilateral Commission, which I thought was a joke from some old movie like Dr. Strangeglove.  Apparently it’s a real thing.  No idea if the author is a crackpot.  Sounded sane.  Delingpod gets amusingly alarmed.

    Occams razor might be just be that society does not know how to deal with this bad flu virus curve ball.  Someone on Twitter mentioned ant death spirals.  It’s unlikely, but if they accidentally lay down a hormone trail in a loop, they will march in a loop till they die.  They don’t know how to break out of the really easy problem.

    you want the conspiracies to be true because the alternative is that we are being destroyed by a relatively easy problem (and therefore fools).

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  9. Full Size Tabby Member
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    Government programs said to intend to help the poor have a remarkably consistent track record of hurting the poor.

    All the people of the World Economic Forum (the Davis crowd) may think they know a lot because they have “data,” but they don’t know nearly enough about seven billion people who live in an endless variety of circumstances to run the lives of those seven billion people nearly as well as the seven billion people could run their own lives. 

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  10. CarolJoy, Thread Hijacker Coolidge
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    Stad (View Comment):

    Old Bathos: COVID-19 showed us that people could be made to drastically adjust their living, working, and consumption patterns in a very short time frame if government just chooses to make them do so.

    True, but with a caveat: If there is a good reason.

    Earlier this year, there was a damn good reason. We had a new virus on the scene from an unknown origin. We knew it was Chinese, but the suspicion was it got out of a Chinese bioweapons lab. That’s scary. As time wore on, we learned more and more facts until we got to a decision point: ease up on restrictions or double down. Freedom-loving governments (usually red states) relaxed or stopped their restrictions. Blue states started to ease up, but the moment an uptick in cases or deaths occurred, they clamped back down with a vengeance. Aside: if you live in New York (state or city), liquidate all your assets and flee while you can:

    https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/nyc-shutdown-coronavirus-mayor/2020/12/14/id/1001407/

    But The Great Reset (TGR) is a whole other issue. The virus has managed to accelerate the plans to totally transform the world with total control by a central, supra-national entity. However, the virus has also emboldened the elites supporting TGR to expose themselves to the point they brag about it. Everything will depend how we respond to this.

    Yes the hype that came about in the early days of the unknown and novel virus is starting to wear thin.

    A judge in Los Angeles ruled that since  there was no scientific evidence to allow Gavin Newsom’s rule about no inside dining to remain viable, then Californian restaurant owners could ignore it.

    However Newsom anticipated that ruling and so 6 hours before the judge’s rule came about, he decreed that no one in Los Angeles County can leave their homes except for essential businesses. (Hmm, maybe the same judge can rule there is not evidence to support sequestering 33 million Californians in their homes.)

    Kirk Uhler, an astoundingly patient and intelligent  elected official in Placer County, recently ran the statistics for his county and Yolo County. The recent “uptick” in cases and hospitalizations is almost exactly the same for both counties, even though Yolo has been under much more severe restrictions than Placer County.

    Apparently we sheeple are allowing officialdumb to be killing off the economy for the sake of nothing at all. But I guess that is the feature and not a bug of the World Economic Forum, Gates and Fauci strategy that is planned for the sake of a much bigger agenda.

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  11. kedavis Member
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    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):

    Government programs said to intend to help the poor have a remarkably consistent track record of hurting the poor.

    All the people of the World Economic Forum (the Davis crowd) may think they know a lot because they have “data,” but they don’t know nearly enough about seven billion people who live in an endless variety of circumstances to run the lives of those seven billion people nearly as well as the seven billion people could run their own lives.

    Not me!  You mean Davos.

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  12. Paul Stinchfield Member
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    Mark Camp (View Comment):
    Excellent post. The leftist violence of BLM and Antifa, together with

    Violence which liberal politicians allowed to continue and which liberal journalists covered up and then excused…

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  13. James Lileks Contributor
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    A chart that damns a man for spending $3 billion on immunization efforts in poor countries is not the convincing argument that some might believe, inasmuch as not everyone believes that international efforts to fight cholera, polio, and measles in 3rd world countries – as GAVI does –  is a bad thing. 

    Likewise, the BBC donation: scary! Supports media that STRENGTHENS GOVERNMENTS! Say no more, nudge nudge. You can actually research the particulars of the grants, and you get items like this:

    Date: November 2015
    Purpose: to document case stories of communities which have successfully eradicated or reduced open defecation in India so that stakeholders can better learn about what works and why, with the aim of replicating these successes elsewhere

    You can argue against the efficacy of the media projects, but low, low on my list of concerns is Bill Gates spending his money to highlight efforts to keep people in India from crapping in the streets. Making him a supervillain is like 21st century LaRouche dogma that put the Queen of England at the center of the Chart of Evil. 

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  14. CarolJoy, Thread Hijacker Coolidge
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    @CarolJoy

    Stad (View Comment):

    Old Bathos: COVID-19 showed us that people could be made to drastically adjust their living, working, and consumption patterns in a very short time frame if government just chooses to make them do so.

    True, but with a caveat: If there is a good reason.

    Earlier this year, there was a damn good reason. We had a new virus on the scene from an unknown origin. We knew it was Chinese, but the suspicion was it got out of a Chinese bioweapons lab. That’s scary. As time wore on, we learned more and more facts until we got to a decision point: ease up on restrictions or double down. Freedom-loving governments (usually red states) relaxed or stopped their restrictions. Blue states started to ease up, but the moment an uptick in cases or deaths occurred, they clamped back down with a vengeance. Aside: if you live in New York (state or city), liquidate all your assets and flee while you can:

    https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/nyc-shutdown-coronavirus-mayor/2020/12/14/id/1001407/

    But The Great Reset (TGR) is a whole other issue. The virus has managed to accelerate the plans to totally transform the world with total control by a central, supra-national entity. However, the virus has also emboldened the elites supporting TGR to expose themselves to the point they brag about it. Everything will depend how we respond to this.

    This speech is the response of one Catholic Cardinal, Cardinal Burke:

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1338542626803490818

     

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  15. CarolJoy, Thread Hijacker Coolidge
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    James Lileks (View Comment):

    A chart that damns a man for spending $3 billion on immunization efforts in poor countries is not the convincing argument that some might believe, inasmuch as not everyone believes that international efforts to fight cholera, polio, and measles in 3rd world countries – as GAVI does – is a bad thing.

    Likewise, the BBC donation: scary! Supports media that STRENGTHENS GOVERNMENTS! Say no more, nudge nudge. You can actually research the particulars of the grants, and you get items like this:

    Date: November 2015
    Purpose: to document case stories of communities which have successfully eradicated or reduced open defecation in India so that stakeholders can better learn about what works and why, with the aim of replicating these successes elsewhere

    You can argue against the efficacy of the media projects, but low, low on my list of concerns is Bill Gates spending his money to highlight efforts to keep people in India from crapping in the streets. Making him a supervillain is like 21st century LaRouche dogma that put the Queen of England at the center of the Chart of Evil.

    It is funny that you chose to comment on my posts regarding  how this all traces back to Bill Gates, yet fail to comment on someone here who claims he has never heard of the Trilateral Commission.

    Most of what I have learned about Bill Gates has been info gleaned through the remarkable number of interviews he has had with TV morning show talk Hosts, and CBS and the BBC. All of them were conducted between Feb 10th and May 25th 2020, on youttube, and I imagine they are still up and running. (if you want to figure out for yourself who this guy is.) 

    One thing quite interesting about  the interviews and how they are conducted – not once do any of the Talking Heads ask him how it is that he portrays himself a “health expert.”

    But then for many Americans, if you are rich beyond belief, any and all remarks that come out of your mouth must be the truth.

     

     

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  16. CarolJoy, Thread Hijacker Coolidge
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    James Lileks (View Comment):

    A chart that damns a man for spending $3 billion on immunization efforts in poor countries is not the convincing argument that some might believe, inasmuch as not everyone believes that international efforts to fight cholera, polio, and measles in 3rd world countries – as GAVI does – is a bad thing.

    Likewise, the BBC donation: scary! Supports media that STRENGTHENS GOVERNMENTS! Say no more, nudge nudge. You can actually research the particulars of the grants, and you get items like this:

    Date: November 2015
    Purpose: to document case stories of communities which have successfully eradicated or reduced open defecation in India so that stakeholders can better learn about what works and why, with the aim of replicating these successes elsewhere

    You can argue against the efficacy of the media projects, but low, low on my list of concerns is Bill Gates spending his money to highlight efforts to keep people in India from crapping in the streets. Making him a supervillain is like 21st century LaRouche dogma that put the Queen of England at the center of the Chart of Evil.

    Also, look into exactly now many nations in the world no longer want him back around with his vaccines. In Africa more than one nation has found sterilizing agents in the vaccines that were “given free of charge.”

    Italy does not want him around again, nor does India. In India activists are upset with him about his using children under the age of five to experience being test subjects for vaccines.

    Vindana Shiva has pointed out that one of the things most reprehensible about Gates is that he figured out about 20 years ago that one of the easiest ways to exponentially increase one’s wealth is to outlaw everyday normal day to day lifestyle activities. (Hmm, there’s something about  that which rings very familiar.) Gates was instrumental in getting the Indian government  to allow Monsanto to come in and entrap illiterate farmers into contracts for GM cotton and other crops. These contracts upended one of the most important day to day, year to year activities agrarian region farmers engage in: saving seeds.

    As a result of these Monsanto contracts, close to 200,000 farmers committed suicide.

    It should also be noted: as Robert F Kennedy Jr is known for explaining, for every dollar a vax manufacturer or supplier spendss on vaccines, five times that amount comes back to that person through the injured vaccine patients needing medicines to countermand the ailments the vaxxes created.

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  17. Old Bathos Moderator
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    James Lileks (View Comment):

    A chart that damns a man for spending $3 billion on immunization efforts in poor countries is not the convincing argument that some might believe, inasmuch as not everyone believes that international efforts to fight cholera, polio, and measles in 3rd world countries – as GAVI does – is a bad thing.

    Likewise, the BBC donation: scary! Supports media that STRENGTHENS GOVERNMENTS! Say no more, nudge nudge. You can actually research the particulars of the grants, and you get items like this:

    Date: November 2015
    Purpose: to document case stories of communities which have successfully eradicated or reduced open defecation in India so that stakeholders can better learn about what works and why, with the aim of replicating these successes elsewhere

    You can argue against the efficacy of the media projects, but low, low on my list of concerns is Bill Gates spending his money to highlight efforts to keep people in India from crapping in the streets. Making him a supervillain is like 21st century LaRouche dogma that put the Queen of England at the center of the Chart of Evil.

    It is possible to support worthwhile activities without simultaneously supporting an ideology which aims to make the administrative state global.

    Most of the people Bill & Melinda Gates generously and directly help in impoverished countries are in that sorry state because of cultural barriers to the establishment of  cognitive conditions required for a functioning modern economy. There are those who want to create new barriers to those conditions both here and abroad. 

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  18. I Walton Member
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    It’s basic.  The US created the modern economy.   We did it ground up on purpose and knowingly.  With time government grew and centralized and that was the beginning of the end.  Trump was hated because he seemed to understand two things,  centralization rots and that our economy had reached an economy of scale that enabled him to play tough international economic politics.  The reaction to him showed us just how far along we are.   Can we come back?  If so it’ll be the first in human history.

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  19. The Reticulator Member
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    I Walton (View Comment):
    The US created the modern economy. We did it ground up on purpose and knowingly.

    Despite Jefferson and Hamilton arguing over its desirability, and neither of them (or their successors) getting their way. 

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  20. Old Bathos Moderator
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    I Walton (View Comment):

    It’s basic. The US created the modern economy. We did it ground up on purpose and knowingly. With time government grew and centralized and that was the beginning of the end. Trump was hated because he seemed to understand two things, centralization rots and that our economy had reached an economy of scale that enabled him to play tough international economic politics. The reaction to him showed us just how far along we are. Can we come back? If so it’ll be the first in human history.

    I recommend McCloskey’s Bourgois Dignity.  The market economy has earlier roots but the USA ran with the ideas better and farther than others.  Historically, capitalism is about innovation that creates efficiencies and wealth. Merchants and mass producers in England and Holland were opposed and looked down upon by aristocrats, hated by the guilds, and opposed by the entire system of fixed special interests.

    But the idea that somebody not born to wealth could ever be entitled to it just by wit and work became sufficiently widely accepted to prevent the bad guys from shutting down what became the greatest engine for wealth production ever.  McCloskey describes the entire cognitive context, empirically and systematically demolishes the distorted alternative histories of western economic growth.

    We almost need a second cognitive revolution similar to the one that started in the 17th century by the Dutch and English because today those who oppose change, innovation, and any challenge to tenured positions of one kind or another are currently winning and are clearly determined to create a static new order with them at the top and grubby commercial, manufacturing or entrepreneurial types kept down in their place with regulation and taxes.

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  21. Stad Coolidge
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    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):
    Government programs said to intend to help the poor have a remarkably consistent track record of hurting the poor.

    Exactly.  This is what happens when the safety net becomes a hammock .  .

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  22. Biden Pure Demagogue Inactive
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    Drink another glass of Adrenochrome, Bill.

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  23. Flicker Coolidge
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    Stad (View Comment):
    Blue states started to ease up, but the moment an uptick in cases or deaths occurred, they clamped back down with a vengeance…

    The virus has managed to accelerate the plans to totally transform the world with total control by a central, supra-national entity

    Yes, but the upticks are spurious.  With more testing comes more cases, whether past and present, And with false positives the upticks are even greater.  The response?  Rather than measuring actual disease and mortality, they are hyping new cases, and withholding approval of known treatments; this disingenuity serves another desired outcome, increased control — and for whatever reason, increased chaos.

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  24. James Anderson Inactive
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    I don’t believe the B. Gates is bad narrative.  The media just likes to poke the lizard brain scapegoat bug/feature we all have (see 20th century) to get clicks.  Who is to blame for this bad crop?  It’s those people from the other side of the hill!  They control the weather! Pitchforks!

    But!  The idea that a handful of technocrats know the best way to move forward (great reset) is dumb.  For how long did the smartest technocrats shut down anyone who doubts the sun revolves around the earth?  If people are scared, they should listen to the Boris and Justins et al. of the world and hide.  For those who want to take the risk and get on with our lives we should be allowed to do so.  If they risk takers all die, so be it, it will be our fault.  The hiders can laugh and gloat they were right.  Central committees do not know more than the collective intelligence of whole societies.  

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  25. Old Bathos Moderator
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    Flicker (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):
    Blue states started to ease up, but the moment an uptick in cases or deaths occurred, they clamped back down with a vengeance…

    The virus has managed to accelerate the plans to totally transform the world with total control by a central, supra-national entity

    Yes, but the upticks are spurious. With more testing comes more cases, whether past and present, And with false positives the upticks are even greater. The response? Rather than measuring actual disease and mortality, they are hyping new cases, and withholding approval of known treatments; this disingenuity serves another desired outcome, increased control — and for whatever reason, increased chaos.

    “Spurious” is not the right word.  The bug does a thing in which the sharper the rise, the sharper the drop and that represents actual spread.  If it were just a testing artifact, the number of “cases” would parallel the number of tests.  What is noteworthy is that the harder a state got hammered before, the lower the incidence of death per case now. I guess Cuomo killed off a big chunk of the most vulnerable and also made sure everybody else in the nursing homes got exposed so the bug is finding it hard to get a purchase on fresh new killable targets in the population on this go-round.

    I have looked at some age breakdowns and the new “cases” are much more in the 20-45 age groups which is in part a testing effect and also that younger people are not going to stay cooped up for eight months just because the governor has no Plan B.  That also lowers the death rate because COVID has a much hard time killing younger, healthier people.

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  26. Biden Pure Demagogue Inactive
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    Paul Stinchfield (View Comment):

    Old Bathos: And as is typical of grand policy-making concocted by the elite, the non-elite invariably get screwed.

    Perhaps we should stop saying “elite” and instead say “ruling class”: Arrogance, ignorance, callousness, and all that.

    Call them what they really are: Eugenicists preparing for Our Transhumanist Future.

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  27. Old Bathos Moderator
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    Biden Pure Demagogue (View Comment):

    Paul Stinchfield (View Comment):

    Old Bathos: And as is typical of grand policy-making concocted by the elite, the non-elite invariably get screwed.

    Perhaps we should stop saying “elite” and instead say “ruling class”: Arrogance, ignorance, callousness, and all that.

    Call them what they really are: Eugenicists preparing for Our Transhumanist Future.

    Harsh.  

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  28. kedavis Member
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    Biden Pure Demagogue (View Comment):

    Paul Stinchfield (View Comment):

    Old Bathos: And as is typical of grand policy-making concocted by the elite, the non-elite invariably get screwed.

    Perhaps we should stop saying “elite” and instead say “ruling class”: Arrogance, ignorance, callousness, and all that.

    Call them what they really are: Eugenicists preparing for Our Transhumanist Future.

    I guess they never learn that creating Khan Noonien Singh doesn’t turn out well.

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  29. Unsk Member
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    I am glad Bathos brought up this subject.

    The Great Reset goes way, way  beyond any kind of COVID-19 regulations and has been in the works for a quite a while – way before COVID. QE was essentially a Oligarch gambit where they got trillions to invest at 0.25%interest while Main Street America got the shaft.

     But that was hardly the beginning, putting China in the WTO and letting them run wild  in addition to deregulating the banking industry from Glass Steagall opened the flood gates to enormous amounts of money and the corruption of our bureaucracy and our politicians. Almost all the Democrats and many of the Republicans are now thoroughly bought and paid for and do the Oligarch/Deep States bidding at every turn. The money and non-monetary benefits outside donations is simply huge, and it overwhelms the opposition that still loves America.   It is the strategy of the Davos Oligarch Aristocracy to take over the world where they the Corporatist Elite take  all the the power and the common people are stripped of their rights to run their own lives relegating we the people  to a life of a serf in the new Feudal Socialism.  That is what “the Great Reset” means. 

    Small Business and independent thinkers are a direct threat to Oligarch Aristocracy because they innovate and create challenges to the mature businesses of the Oligarchy, so that is why the Oligarchy and the Deep State alliance of the Democrats and RINOs  are trying to wipe out small business and independent contractors. The idea is to take away people’s options for work, for information, for innovation and for play  and to punish independent thought circulating on the internet.  

    Just look at the actions of  Big Tech, Big Media, the Big Banks, Big Pharma, Big Medicine and Big Retail. Big Tech now thinks it can tell you what you can see on the internet and what you may say. The Big Banks are primed to push for an all digital currency where all your money must be kept in a Big Bank where it can be monitored and stolen if they like. The Big Banks are also pushing for “negative interest rates” which already exist in several European countries  where you will have to pay probably a big price for the Big Banks to store your money. The vaccine and “contact tracing” is just one step away from a chip in your arm so you can be tracked everywhere. 

    The Oligarch Aristocracy is totally in bed with the ChiComs. People still cling to the belief that these big businesses are Capitalists and favor the free market. Wrong. Big Time Wrong.  The Oligarchs appreciate the Chinese model of oppression People are also confused about the ChiComs thinking they are Marxist; they are not. They is very little difference between the ChiComs and the Oligarchs except that the ruling ChiCom hierarchy are “Party” Members, whereas the elite of Oligarchy are members of the “Club”. 

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    This opinion piece by Justin Haskins contains a link to the Great Reset plans – I watched the whole thing this morning. It’s an hour but worth the time:

    https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/11/the-great-reset-building-future-resilience-to-global-risks

    https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/joe-biden-electoral-college-win-great-reset-agenda-justin-haskins

     

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