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There appears to be a new policy within all branches of the government, a recent change from an old policy. In the words of Ronald Reagan “we do not negotiate with terrorists.” I look back at my life and remember the change that happened with 9-11. We went from a fairly peaceful existence to invading foreign countries on rumors and lies. The federal government buckled at the threats made by wall street to pay out extortion money with the economy being held at ransom. We invaded other countries. We came. We saw. He died. Michael Hastings was murdered by the CIA. Whistleblowers had to seek freedom in Russia of all places, for revealing the Federal Government was violating the constitution. Then came BLM and their henchmen, ANTIFA.
It was clear from the first day the Floyd video was released that there was no way Chauvin was going to receive a fair trial. I, like others, played along with the media’s game and thought the man was guilty based on edited video and a repeating narrative “for nine minutes.” Six months later when the full video was released, I lost all faith in the media.
To be clear, I studied law enforcement in high school and college. I also studied martial arts for a better part of a decade, including: Aikido, Tae kwon do, western boxing, Japanese jujitsu, and Judo. While studying Aikido there were two Sheriff’s deputies who taught the class a restraint used by their department. This hold was added to the Aikido curriculum and named “the weaver lock” after the student who introduced it to the school. This hold wasn’t just a knee on the shoulder, but one on the shoulder, the other on the ribcage with the arm back between the thighs. In this position the officer can hold the suspect on the ground and while in control pull his weapon if another threat appeared. There are other things to consider. When someone is moving two hundred pounds under you it can throw you off balance. Throw in a crowd around you and things will shift around.
Everything that could go wrong with the trial has gone wrong. The judge decided to not move the trial to a different location. Riots erupted during the trial over another police involved shooting. A witness had a decapitated pig’s head left on the porch of their previous home along with blood thrown on the entryway. The jury was threatened by congress woman Maxine waters if Chauvin was not found guilty of first-degree murder, a charge he was not given. President Biden said that he hoped for the “right” verdict. The prosecution presented new evidence that was not given to the defense before the trial. Pictures were taken of the jury during the trial and the judge told the women to delete the photos and moved on. BLM threatened to burn the city down if Chauvin was found not guilty, before the trial started.
After all the threats and screw ups the trial went on looking good for Chauvin. A witness for the state said that he could have used a taser when he arrived to the Floyd scene but Chauvin chose to use less force. Floyd had enough drugs in his system to kill a small horse, throw in a heart condition and you have a lethal combination. Chauvin was trained to restrain a person on the ground and did it at Floyd’s request. Floyd’s drug dealer refused to testify because he would be admitting guilt to selling Floyd the drugs that killed him. The list of evidence goes on but the trial at the end was just for show. the real trial that happened was through the media and intimidation. Derek Chauvin, a police officer who followed procedure and did as he was told, was sacrificed by the jury to the mob. Now there is the chance for Chauvin’s attorneys to have an appeal and have the conviction overturned. There were three times the judge should have called a mistrial but refused. The list of appeals grew over two weeks and when the guilty verdict came down the clock started ticking for Chauvin to be released from the shit show that the country had been put through.
In the twenty years since 9-11 there is one lesson that the country has learned, terrorism works. BLM has received everything they wanted in the last twelve months through violence and threats of violence. Police departments have been disbanded, defunded, police officers have been doxed, and hundreds of millions of dollars donated to BLM. As I write this, Patriesse Cullors owns four six-figure houses and a 1.4-million-dollar mansion. These days, terrorism pays.
We can look back and remember Carlos the Jackal, maybe the first terrorist to profit from his trade. Bin Laden made billions playing both sides between Russia and the US. Now we have BLM who have sided with a political party and is now taking control of the courts through intimidation. We have seen this before and they were called the mafia. This group is organized with central leadership and defensive cells of agitators called ANTIFA. They receive corporate funding in the form of bribes but it doesn’t mean that your business is safe from being looted or torched.
We have crossed a line in this country and now we charge forward without looking back. We negotiate with terrorists now in a hope that they won’t hurt us. We hand over our institutions, our politicians, companies, and money in a hope that it will disappear or leave us alone. All the while we empower this monster and make it more powerful so that inevitably it will take over every aspect of our society. They bring back their own version of Jim Crow. Segregation has returned for the safety of others. Racism is encouraged for the sake of equity, not that any of these people have ever read a dictionary to know what it means. What this group wants is a kalifate of social justice.
Now that the cops are the enemy of the people, the courts are under the control of BLM, and corporations dictate their policies to satisfy BLM, where do we go from here? What is the next step? When do we fight back or do we just keep cowering in the shadows hoping the spot light never hits us? When do we watch the constitution disappear and we enter into a world that we have never seen before? One without laws but ever-changing rules that no one can keep up with except the people in charge. An ever-changing language. An every-changing country that nobody will recognize soon. The foundation of our society is crumbling and soon the whole building will come crashing down around us.
There is a new secular religion that is infecting the country and it is called critical race theory. This ideology has been brewing in college campuses and fringe groups for decades. It was not that long ago I watched it infecting a new minority group that was finally starting to make progress with the Intellectual Dark Web and the Four Horsemen. Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens, and Daniel Dennett sparked a curiosity into secular beliefs that indirectly resulted in YouTube channels and podcasts related to the subject. As a recovering Catholic who married into the Methodist church, became a Buddhist and later didn’t know what the hell I was, I too became curious of the forbidden belief of no god. The more I read and learned the more things began to make sense. The reoccurring question that atheist had to argue against was the subject of morality. While answers were given the question never went away and I think, although I don’t know for sure, this may have been the downfall of the atheist movement. We don’t hear much from the four horsemen these days. Hitchens is dead. Dawkins is usually putting his foot in his mouth. Sam Harris has a hit podcast but it is so long winded I don’t know who is listening unless they prefer not to listen to anything else.
During my time as an atheist, I listened to a weekly podcast called Atheist Airwaves, the show is still available, but a hurricane in Texas put an end to the show. As I listened to the show and became swept up in the hosts and their lives, I started to learn that there was more going on than the idea of “a life without god.” During one show a host named Jay was arguing that women can’t just sleep with anyone. Life has consequences and every action has an equal and opposite reaction. I agreed and added in the comment section “Just don’t fuck assholes. It’s not hard.” For two days I received emails, messages, and comments on the video about: women’s rights, victim blaming, feminism, a woman’s right to choose, etc. To make the harassment stop I finally said, “women can sleep with whoever they want.” This topic, the subject we were discussing had nothing to do with atheism but the host argued that the ideology supported “progressive ideas.” Before is knew it had happened, the ideology that had been based on science and intellectual thought was now being taken over by wokeism, but that term did not exist at the time. Looking back, it makes sense, the lead host, Christian Ferris, worked at a university and was also a recovering Catholic. The term social justice warrior was starting to make the rounds and everyone online was hitting the keyboards trying to make a difference by spreading insults, doxing, harassing, and working at having people fired for grievances as small at using the wrong pronoun. Then wokeism came for the podcast.
A guest was invited to the show and via Facebook a small but vocal campaign was started to keep the guest from being on, and if they were allowed to speak threats were made that the show was be ruined. The main culprit was some third-rate atheist activist who claimed to be a veteran, bisexual, celebrity with a girlfriend sporting the name of some supermarket fruit. I can’t recall if it was Kiwi, coconut, mango, or banana. Somewhere along the list it will show up but frankly I don’t care to remember. For hours threats were made and I joined in the campaign of punching keys and following the attackers back to their Facebook pages where they were plotting how to dox, start a smear campaign, and start calling places to have people fired. Then I appeared in the chat “hey fuckface!” Clearly these people didn’t know how to keep their pages private and for the next three hours we exchanged insults. I took screen shots of their conversations. Photos were sent to me of the celebrity’s ass. In the end he blocked me and the podcast never heard from him again. Through all of this I learn an important lesson. Atheism is just another religion like anything else. I thought there was one fundamental belief, there is no god. Instead, I watched people fight and bicker about the most minute things. Friendships were destroyed. Marriages ruined with the introduction of polyamory and other deviant behavior. Watching the atheist was like seeing a libertarian community try to figure out the rules to their new utopia. The buildings crumble and the pipes leak. The grass doesn’t grow from the motor oil being dumped on the lawn. The river catches fire and you can’t leave because somebody else owns all the roads. What could have been a good idea, a community to enjoy and relax with turned into a screaming match of ideology that rivaled the BLM protestors of today. Science quickly stopped being the measurement of thought and ideas and it was quickly replaced with feelings and primal needs. What should have evolved mankind to another level instead de-evolved people into primal apes fighting to become the next alpha to claim all the women.
I stopped listening to Atheist Airwaves when I got a new job. A year later I looked it up on a day off and found that the show no longer existed. People moved, got divorced, or continued to clean up beaches to try to make the world a better place. There was good that came out of the movement. Community clean up was a part of the local group in Corpus Christi. The more that the group explored atheist ideas the further it ventured away from the simple ideology, there is no god. Dr. Darrel Ray was a repeat guest on the show, a man who wrote about religion being a thought virus and later pushing polyamory and orgies at his house. It wasn’t uncommon for him to make sexual advances on co-hosts of the show. It did not take long for a sex cult to evolve from the atheist movement. It was going to happen like it does with any new religion and Dr. Darrel Ray was going to make sure he was going to get his fair share of the action.
Towards the end I found myself longing for the days of highly intellectual writes with their whiskey and cigarettes typing out their thoughts and changing the world one opinion piece at a time. As time continues on those voices become fewer in numbers, replaced with Adderall laced misfits that seek “likes” over intellectual credibility. Dawkins came and went, catching our attention with a few books and slowly losing credibility with each talk he gives. Sam Harris has a loyal following but his monotone nature is better equipped at putting people to sleep rather than convincing them of anything. Hitchens, the love child of Gore Vidal and William F, Buckley, sadly died early in what could have been a long and involved career rivaling his mentor Vidal. I doubt we will see another movement of this magnitude in the atheist community. As of 2021, atheist became the largest minority in the United States with churches now reporting their congregations at half of what they once were. While the community of non-believers is rising there is no longer a voice to carry it and I fear that it is being taken over by wokeism. If I had to guess, many of the ANTIFA people wearing black and hitting reporters with bike locks are likely atheists who don’t claim any religion but follow an ideology. You don’t have to do much to be an atheist, and maybe those activists in the early days were on to something when it came to creating an ideology to follow. Afterall if they had pushed the idea of non-violence as an atheist maybe the riots of 2020 wouldn’t have happened, but if there is any thing, I learned about atheists in 2015-2016 it’s that they will fight and argue about anything. As one wise man once said, trying to get atheist to follow anything is like trying to create an army of cats.
A few weeks ago, I posted on this blog a video link to a Louder with Crowder episode that showed evidence of voter fraud in the state of Nevada. As of today, that link no longer works, the video removed by YouTube for violating their newly created standards. A few hours ago, Crowder connected with his followers on his other channel Crowder Bits and that video was removed as well for trying to bypass the ban. Previously on YouTube it was policy to temporarily ban one channel but that would not affect the others. This new policy is directed straight at the host Steven Crowder.
It was only an hour ago as I write this that the question was mentioned, is the vaccine passport the mark of the beast? I can’t think of a better way of stating what we are already seeing. Crowder just lost a good chunk of his revenue for questioning aspects of the election and there is a good chance that his channel will not be allowed to broadcast live via YouTube in the future. We have already seen this with Alex Jones. Now we have the vaccine passports which is not a new idea. In Ireland, a document was released showing that the EU and Ireland were already planning a vaccine passport back in 2019, before Covid-19 or the pandemic.
What we are seeing is a new level of control after the lockdowns. “Continue to do what we say and maybe you can have some fun, but in a way that we approve, and when we want you to.” While some states and countries are opening up and their covid case numbers continue to go down, other states with lockdowns and control measures continue to go up. I have the feeling that a war is coming. Something we have never seen before. There is already tension between the federal government and the states of Texas and Florida. Not only are there tensions regarding covid policies but also with gun laws and states turning into 2nd amendment sanctuaries. There were times during the second Bush administration that marijuana dispensaries in the state of California were raided by Federal agencies. What happens when federal marshals go into a state that still stands by the second amendment and starts to arrests their citizens for what are considered legally owned firearms according to state law and the constitution?
The way the Biden administration is running things I would not be surprised if this is the end of the federal government. 28 plus trillion in national debt and quickly climbing, new policies and laws that contradict the constitution and state’s rights, and a love affair with the Chinese Communist Party. Biden recently had a meeting with historians to find out how fast he could implement laws and social policies before he lost total control of the house or senate in two years. Banks are starting to use ESG scores to figure out if you are able to receive a loan. This new score has nothing to do with credit, instead it grades you on Environmental, social, and governance. Do you own a gas sucking pickup truck? That is a low E score. Do you support BLM or other similar organizations? That will affect your ESG score. Have you been vaccinated? This could determine if you are governed well. Between the passport, the ESG score, and the monitoring of your internet data, the level of control over the lives of people is astounding. There is even the talk of a mileage tax that will use GPS navigation from either your car or your phone to determine if you drive too much and tax you per mile. You already pay a gas tax at the pump when you fill your tank, imagine if you also had to pay the government a dollar for every mile you drove after that. This stuff is coming and some of it is already here.
There is a Facebook group of public-school teachers that are collecting information on parents who are opposing critical race theory in schools. This information is gathered and shared for future retaliation. Remember how AOC said they should make a list of Trump supporters after the election? Before the George Floyd trial started jurors were asked questions about vaccines and lockdown policies. How they answered those questions determined if they were removed from the jury or not. There is a purge taking place. George Orwell was wrong when it came to how bad this could get. While Trump was putting tariffs on Chinese goods Biden decided to put tariffs on electronics coming out of the UK, our ally.
We are in a weird upside-down world where nothing makes sense and everyone around us appears to be losing their minds. People scream at strangers in the supermarket over mask. When a man is attacked by ANTIFA and pulls a gun to defend himself he is arrested instead of the attackers. Two black girls carjacked and killed an Asian man in Washington DC and it is not considered news worthy. Six months of non-stop riots across the country that were considered a first amendment right. One day of protest at the capital building where people were escorted in by security and it is called an insurrection. Fauci and the WHO are correct that we need a plague but Covid-19 isn’t it and it is doing a really crappy job.
“How can it be that a person who has spent more than ten years training to become a medical doctor and whose end of year “results” are measured in lives receives compensation that is meagre compared to that of a trader or a hedge fund manager?” page 98.
I hate it when I see arguments like this. We could make so many comparisons asking why this person is poor doing this job while that person is rich doing nothing. For thousands of years people have asked these questions. The buddha answered “life is suffering.” The notion that doctors are poor is mis-leading as well. I recall a conversation, while working in an ER, and the staff was discussing “Obamacare.” One of the doctors was upset that the government was going to be stepping in and regulating what he would be making. This never happened but it was being discussed at the time. His argument was “why should the government step in and change my life plan thirty years into my life. If I plan to have four houses, three cars and two ex-wives I should be able to have that.” This does not sound like the complaint of a poor man who wishes the government would step in and change his pay to be comparable to a hedge fund manager. The argument continues with the Great Reset crowd, asking why the medical community is paid so bad? Depending on the level of schooling a nurse can make $40-50 dollars and hour. If they specialize in a certain field like being anesthesiologist assistant there is a good chance, they are making more money that the doctor doing the surgery because of the insurance and other cost of the profession. These are things that are considered when these people choose these fields. The amount of pay that you can earn in healthcare is equivalent to the level of education you have. The only exception is in administration. At the hospital I worked at the director made 3.3 million a year and he had never passed meds, wiped a butt, started an IV, performed surgery, or did chest compressions. By the time he was done running the hospital it was in debt and he received a massive payoff for retirement. His previous experience, running United Way.
The average hedge fund manager is a college graduate who specialized in math or a stem field and decided on investing because the money was better. The same is true with hedge fund manager Dr. Michael Burry, best known for the film The Big Short. Burry is a physician who realized he was better at investing than he was being a physician. When you look at the amount of work it takes to run an office why wouldn’t someone choose to look at numbers all day instead? Burry warned people about the housing bubble in 2008. He is warning people about the inflated level of the stock market now. As for hedge fund managers making too much money, the playing field may have changed. Take a large group of people talking on Reddit, have them invest a few hundred dollars into a stock like GameStop and watch as the money pours out of the pockets of hedge fund managers as their shorts turn into a major liability.
Schwab argues that these fields need to be regulated. He makes the childish assessment that life is not fair and somehow government, and his ideas, can somehow fix this. We are already seeing this play out with the Biden administration’s policies with the Covid-19 relief bill. In the bill it sets aside money for black farmers hurt financially during the pandemic while not aiding white farmers because of the color of their skin. In someone’s mind this is “fair.” Ask the farmers what is fair and you will likely get another answer. Be leery of anyone in power who thinks they are going to set the world right. Usually there is a trail of bodies behind them.
“Young people have a deep desire for radical change because we see the broken path ahead.” Page 102.
This quote is from the New York Times article where a college junior is being interviewed. My guess is that this junior skipped his history class during his sophomore year. Young people don’t have a deep desire for radical change, destroying what is before you is easier than working hard to make things better. ANTIFA and BLM march in the streets and set buildings on fire because its easier than putting a black child through college. The actions of their “protest” (riots) did little to help black people in the country if anything it divided the country more in a way it did not need to go. The path that college students see isn’t broken it just looks hard. The long hours and determination to create something without knowing if it will work is a scary thing to see. The easiest way to avoid a disappointing life is to not try at all therefore you can’t every say you failed. But you can also never say you accomplished anything either. I knew several of these people twenty years ago, friends now long gone having given up on their dreams. This idea has been pushed on our current generation through television and film. The 2009 movie, Mr. Nobody tells the fictional story of a man that nobody knows. His life has different paths and tales told in a way that tells the audience that it doesn’t matter what you choose in life it all turns out the same. The message some of my former co-workers took from the film, “don’t bother trying because it doesn’t matter.” This is what art and culture are giving us these days. We now have a do-nothing generation that expects everything on a silver platter for the privilege of accomplishing nothing. Schwab points out how unfair life is then offers the world to an unmotivated generation on the backs of the same people he says are being paid unfairly. Who is going to pay for this radical change? The doctors and labor force that pay for everything already. You want to know what’s not fair? Forcing people to pay for those who choose to do nothing.
The first day that Biden was president of the United States saw riots in Portland and Seattle organized by Antifa and BLM. In Portland a democratic political office had the windows smashed and graffiti spray painted outside the building. The common theme was “fuck Biden”. This is Biden’s America, the one where police use tear gas on free speech protesters. Just kidding.
If there is anything that we should learn from this news, it’s that nothing has changed when it comes to the violent protests, we saw last year. These were the things that Biden promised would disappear along with Trump from the White House. As usual nothing has changed and we have to deal with an administration that bailed out rioters throughout the year and hope they smarten up with their policies.
It doesn’t matter who would have won back in November. These people would be protesting regardless of who sits in the oval office. Antifa is an anarchist group that uses the term Anti-Fascist to disguise their fascist tactics and gains approval from the media and politicians. The useful idiots that thought supporting the democratic party were on their side is quickly learning that they are no longer needed. The guns and power are now in their hands and the power of people in the streets is no longer necessary. One party has the house, senate, and the executive branch. The people who helped put them there are disposable and unless they start to keep their mouth shut and stay home from now on, I suspect they will become the focus of investigations just like the “white supremist” they have been complaining about for the past four years. Grab a bag of popcorn, sit back and relax as you get to watch the tide turn and anyone who is causing trouble regardless of their loyalties disappear from social media and likely the landscape of the land.
Let’s be honest here, there is a lot of horseshit when it comes to the discussion of racism in this country. Black Lives Matter, an organization created by black women after the death of Trevon Martin has been over run by an army of white guilt sadomasochist that enjoy nothing more than talking about there white shame while also trying to make others feel guilty about theirs. The movement went from a black movement to all races and now sexual orientation hijacking the plane and making it about them instead of the people it was started for. There was a time white black pride was the cause and anyone else trying to get in on the action would have their ass beat for trying to that the moment away from a black man or woman. “We got this. We don’t need your help.”
This sort of take over is becoming more common. During the #metoo events of 2016 the movement became less about empowering women who have been abused or oppressed by men and moved into the realm of trans rights. At the height of the movement Bruce Jenner declared himself a woman and was made woman of the year. Men are so awesome they are better at being women than women are. Keep in mind that Bruce still had his penis at the time, he never had a period and never will, he won’t ever give birth, and menopause isn’t possible unless he messes with his hormone medications. The focus of the movement became about something else and the movement was lost.
The brother of George Floyd spoke publicly about his brother’s death and told the protesters, rioters, and looters to stop what they were doing and that his brother wouldn’t want others hurt in his name. because the protest was no longer about George his message was ignored and the looting continues in Chicago, where 48 people were shot last week and 17 were killed in the deadliest weekend the city has seen. In Seattle, City Hall and third precinct were taken over and declared an autonomous zone. Protesters walk around armed and wearing body armor hoping the create some kind of left-wing utopia that has already started to fall apart after two days. The leader of the group, an 18-year-old named Lauracouc on Twitter, states that she is a lesbian Anarchist who wants to abolish whiteness, capitalism, and civilization while having a link to her cash app account. During their well thought out plan, the homeless were invited into their post-apocalyptic utopia, who immediately stole all of their food and left the autonomous zone. I wonder if they are still feeling righteous? In the video footage of this region I didn’t see one black person in the group. It should not surprise me that a black empowering movement should be taken over by communist Marxist like Jim Jones did in the 1970s. That ended well.
Today organizers of a protest set up stations on the sidewalk where black protesters could have their feet washed by white protesters in a feeble attempt to say they were sorry, for things they didn’t do, or did they? What is it that these people are hiding that would make them go to these extremes, or is there something more sinister at heart like a foot fetish of the dark variety? In a biblical sense I can see the comparison, a woman has nothing to wash Jesus’ feet when he was a guest in her house. This was a common tradition in the middle east at the time so this act actually meant something. She used her tears instead and dried his feet with her hair. I doubt the protesters went to such extremes and unless they did a pedicure afterwards the meaning is lost. After all what is the point except for some symbolism that will be lost on most of the crowd due to lack of education and an inability to read. I have seen more than my fair share of misspelled signs and poorly articulated arguments from these protests.
The 60s were a time of great change for black folk. They secured the ability to inherit wealth, receive equal education, and secured equal protection under the law. While some people sought to go back to their roots in Africa Malcom X changed his name to symbolize a new start, the beginning of his family starting with him, separating himself from his African roots. The world was going to be better and it was going to start with him, until he was shot in the head, but that ruins the story doesn’t it.
Black people don’t need our help. They didn’t ask for it and from what I can tell they don’t want it. In Grand Rapids Michigan 6 out of the 8 people that have brought up on charges of rioting were white. These people are not helping anyone, not even themselves. As for the notion that “silence is violence” you should be glad I as a white man is saying nothing about the protest (until now). I wasn’t marching on the street throwing rocks at the police making you look like a bunch of assholes. I kept my ass at home, shut my mouth and let you do your thing. Others didn’t have the same respect instead making it about them and their cultish white guilt.
I would suggest one thing while continuing from here, tell your white friends to go home and stop fucking things up for you. I’m forty-one years old and I can not recall all the times I had been told that black folks did not need help from a white man and I respect that. This is the American way, pave your own road, make things happen and don’t count on anyone else to make your dreams happen for you. I guarantee you that the white people who are running these events will stop when they get what they think you need and leave when you haven’t received what it is you are looking for. You are being used.
We are at a strange crossroads in this country where both side of the political spectrum want the same thing but the media tells us hat both sides are dumb. A few months ago, protesters stormed the capital building in Lansing, Michigan demanding an end to the lock down. They wanted Life Liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The BLM protest wants Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. And yet each side scolds the other about their “white privilege” and “looting pieces of *&%$.” And yet they are both demanding the same thing. Maybe next time you organize a protest you should invite the white guys with guns who will keep the police away and protect private property at the same time. If you are looking for white friends to have that might be the group for you. The current assholes you are hanging out with are doing you no favors. BLM has already turned into Gay Pride, next month it will be some other horrible cause that you are shadowed by. Take back your cause and get something done, otherwise all of this was for nothing.