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A wise man once said “if you don’t like this country you don’t have to live here.”
2020 was a shit year for everyone. If it wasn’t a bad year for you, you are a liar. I’m going to skip the lies coming out of China and the stupid lockdowns. Let’s get right into, who Spike Lee refers to as “king George Floyd.” Some shit goes down and everyone is accusing a cop of murder while the press refuses to release the full video of the incident for 9 months. This should have been everyone’s clue that they were being lied to but people for the most part are stupid. Then came the protest, nope sorry, I mean riots. While I thought that my city was immune to such things it turned out I was wrong. The library had already gone on lockdown with employees working from home. After major riots around the country, it was only a matter of days until things heated up here.
The police were ahead of the curve warning people to stay home. The owner of the brewery I worked for received a phone call from public safety telling him to secure his building because of the threats for rioting and looting that were being made. Local supermarkets like Meijer and Wal-Mart closed early, securing their doors with rows of shopping carts blocking the main entrance to the building. As the sun set the city grew quiet. The consent sound of tires squealing and gunshots in the distance stopped and for a moment I thought that the threats that had been made were without merit and that I would wake up the next day to a city still intact. I was wrong.
I woke up to news stories filling my feed of the riot that took place and the mall down town destroyed and looted. That was only a part of the story. I woke up early along with my second daughter who had only come home from the hospital a few weeks before and drove downtown to see the damage myself. I sent a text to the brew master telling him the brewery was not damaged. Across the street, plywood was already put up where picture windows in store fronts had been smashed. I walked down the mall to see the majority of businesses with their windows smashed. The owner of a local sporting goods store was still sweeping up the broken glass where looters stormed inside and stole shoes and clothes off the racks. That wasn’t the end of it.
On the main strip, a bank had their window smashed. The local diner had their windows smashed. The new bank across from the luxury hotel had their windows smashed before they even opened their doors for the first time. A local shop that sold fair trade goods was looted. The damage continued on.
I went back home and noticed an email from work. the director had stated that all library locations were intact and no damage done. It was simple, two sentences covering his responsibilities for facilities he was in charge of. These are multimillion dollar buildings not including the materials inside. I for one, already knew the building was find because I had gotten there before anyone else and even spotted one of the maintenance people going inside while I was leaving.
The response to that email was shocking. Some of the lines I recall are as follows:
“Why are we putting the price of buildings over the value of lives? I thought we were better than this.”
“The riot didn’t start until the police showed up.”
“I’m more worried that white supremist did it to make BLM look bad.”
And the responses went on and on. I thought about replying, to say that I had seen the damage, by that point I had seen the video of the people looting the mall that had been posted on twitter. It was clear who had done the damage downtown, but like any cult you can’t change their minds with things like facts or evidence. And there was the very real possibility of me losing my job because I offended someone. I will get to that story later.
It turns out that the police chief was ordered by the city council to stand down because the rioters and looters were “Peaceful Protestors.” To this day the city has not helped any small businesses recover from the damage. Many of these businesses no longer exist. However, the city did allow the same people responsible for the damage to the city to come in and paint over the boards protecting the businesses. While businesses were posting “please don’t hurt us” I mean BLM signs, the choice was made by an incompetent government to use property they did not pay for to use as murals. I guess it was okay for these people to spray paint all over the limestone building that used to be my back. Let’s not forget it is also one of the oldest buildings in the city and holds historical value.
There was a Zoom meeting that was required every week with work. People set up their laptops in rooms that made them look smart or used fake backgrounds. The next meeting was the real kick to the crotch that I did not expect. The first thing brought up was the riot and the email. The director apologized to the staff for being insensitive and said “I support Black Lives Matter.” I wanted to hang up the call right there. The director, with his balls being held in the hands of local terrorists, submitted to the woke mob and declared the direction the library would be going in. By this point I had already seen Patriesse Cullors interview stating that she was a trained Marxist. I had seen the BLM website and their declaration that they wanted to abolish the nuclear family. Somehow, the library had fallen in line with this cult and now it was policy. I watched my city destroyed and now my place of employment was siding with the enemy. I should not have been surprised after the things I had seen over the past two years and the struggle session I had to endure almost a year before.
In July the library reopened and most of the city was still locked down with boards over windows and mask required everywhere. One day I walked into work to find pain cans everywhere and our brushes and rollers dirty waiting to be cleaned. Outside, one the street next to the building was a one block long mural stating “Black Lives Matter.” The paint had been supplied by the library along with the brushes and rollers used by volunteers to create it. The event had been organized by library staff, the paint and materials also supplied by the library, paid for with tax payer dollars. On two spots on the mural was the red communist fist. It was clear who was putting these things together. While the staff continued to talk about equity, equality, anti-racism, and white fragility, these were codes words for something else. By this time, I was already planning my escape from the library prison system. It was made clear the years prior that I was not welcome there and being a straight, meat eating, white male was an offense that deserved a constant hostile work environment. The following month I left and have not regretted it since.
The more time that passes the more evidence piles up that the Chauvin trial was not fair or impartial. In a recent interview juror #52 said that he had a political agenda on the verdict and also lied about not going to BLM protest before the trial. Add a few more points that can not be ignored, an alternate juror stated in an interview that she did not want to go through riots, or have people coming to her house in retaliation. These were her thoughts during the trial when she didn’t know she was an alternate. Riots erupted during the trial. Barricades were set up outside the courthouse with armed guards escorting the jurors inside. A photo was taken of the jury during the trial by a woman in attendance. A severed pigs head was left on the front porch of witness who testified days earlier. A member of congress threatened the jury if they did not come back with the verdict they demanded. The president stated that they should come back with the “right verdict.” The city of Minneapolis settled out of court, handing over millions of dollars to the George Floyd family before the trial started. The judge refused to move the trial to a different location. The judge also refused to sequester the jury once riots broke out and several of the jurors lived in the neighborhoods where the riots were taking place. Evidence was admitted during the trial that was not given to the defense, and when the judge said that they can not proceed with the line of questioning about the evidence, the prosecution went ahead with it anyway without the judge stepping in to stop it.
If I had to describe the Chauvin trial into simple terms it would be somewhere between FUBAR and clusterfuck. I could hope that the judge ran this circus with the expectation that Chauvin would be acquitted later on appeal, but overall, I think he was a coward who decided to leave that in the hands of somebody else because he wanted to keep his nice house. Its hard to do your job correctly when Al Qaeda, I mean Black Lives Matter, is constantly threatening to burn everything down unless they get what they want.
We live in a country now that adheres to a mob and tries to place everyone on a scale with the lowest standards possible. To do well in any activity, profession, anything that could make a person feel inferior, is to welcome the mob to your door and demand that you dumb down for the sake of people who do not matter. The woke mob is a simple-minded group of people who only take the easy way through life. Blame others for their misfortune. Demand rewards for accomplishing nothing. Tear down those who have self-esteem. Judge people by race. You are not accountable for your actions. These are the tenets of the woke movement and its being taught to our kids.
When I started writing this it was due to the reports of the juror lying to be on the trial for the sake of social justice. As I finish this is see that the lawyer for Chauvin has submitted an impeachment to the trial because of the long list of mistrial qualifications listed above. I could hope that Chauvin might receive a retrial but considering that the paperwork had to be sent to the same incompetent judge I doubt we will see a justified outcome. Our nation appears to be led by a group of vagina hat wearing sissies and unless Covid does a good job of eliminating the old ruling class there is no hope of any real change in the coming years. Nancy Pelosi doesn’t appear to be going away anytime soon with her facelift and twenty-year-old fake tits. Mitch McConnell will live forever with that turtle DNA that he likes to flaunt.
We are at a stage in our history where we now have political prisoners and it started back in the Bush administration. I will never forget the UN weapons inspector who openly opposed the invasion of Iraq because he had been there, seen what Saddam had, and knew the WMD argument was a lie. Like any pawn he was sacrificed under the allegations that he had child pornography on his computer, a crime no one could ever verify and who would want to? That man disappeared and since then we have Assange dying while waiting to find out if he will ever be put on trial. Snowden is still in Russia hiding from mobsters pissed that he revealed their casino was rigged. The only difference between the few people that were political prisoners before and what is happening now, Biden has stated that half the country is considered domestic terrorists because they did not vote for him. I never realized that I had moved to Iraq, or Iran, maybe this is Colombia or Bosnia. I can’t keep track of all the countries that treat their political rivals as mortal enemies.
We crossed a line last year and since then we have been hop skipping into the fray looking to see how far down the rabbit hole we can go before we realize we are no longer home. This isn’t the justice system that I grew up learning about. There was a time when we would rather have several guilty men go free if it meant that one innocent man would not be in prison. Now we have human sacrifice to appease a terrorist organization. In twenty years, we went from “we do not negotiate with terrorists” to being the terrorists that we hunted. We stared evil in the face for too long and became the demon that we sought to destroy.
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.
It is a tall order to say that the common man can stop something as well organized as the Great Reset. We have the book by Klaus Schwab, Agenda 2030 and 2050 by the United Nations, and a push to keep Covid-19 relevant even though the survival rate is 99.9%. It would appear that we have a decade, maybe less with the 2030 date ticking away and in reality, I would say we have 3-5 years to stop this. Do you want to live a life where you own nothing, have no privacy, have every choice monitored, and they say you will be happy? Why do I think we have 3-5 years?
The initial plan ends with 2030. That only happens if the first steps are taken and they are able to continue on their path of control. Keep in mind, Covid-19 is an important aspect of this plan, it is the excuse they grasp on to so that they can suppress individual rights and start grinding away at documents like the constitution. We are seeing some progress against the Great Reset. Government mandated Covid passports were found to be unconstitutional so instead we are seeing a push for businesses to violate your medical privacy by requiring proof you were vaccinated. I think that some will try this and maybe there will be a requirement on your actual passport for travel, but keep in mind infected people were allowed to travel for the last year. Vaccines are mandated to travel to some countries already, what we could see is a state-by-state mandate for proof of vaccination still violating HIPPA laws and I would like to think they would be found a violation of constitutional law. The only downside is the cost in lawsuits to overturn laws that were already a violation of laws we have now.
As a write this Texas, Georgia, Florida, Indiana, Montana, and several others that are no longer locked down or were never locked down like North Dakota, Utah, and Nebraska. The smaller governments become the easier it is to bypass the great reset. Today, President Biden signed executive orders for gun laws that are unconstitutional. In response, states signed laws to not follow federal gun laws. That doesn’t mean that the ATF can’t enforce those laws but it does create a barrier to make it easy to enforce. Then we have these horrible promises to make gasoline fueled vehicles banned from various countries by 2030. The UK signed a law to make this happen along with a few others, and the US is wanting to do the same thing. What they don’t realize is that this would also include farm equipment, transportation of goods, and airliners. Before the year 1900 it was uncommon for most people on the planet to travel further that 5 miles from their home. This is what they want to go back to. By eliminating fossil fuels, we will also lose fertilizers, pesticides, plastic to wrap and ship produce, trucks with refrigeration, tractors to plant, harvest, plow, bale, weed, etc. It would appear that those in power have no desire to feed the public, the common man, over the next decade. As for the push towards renewable energy, the latest calamity in Texas and Germany during a late winter storm showed the rest of the world green energy isn’t where it needs to be if its going to work to replace the grid system we have now.
There was a phrase that became famous during the 1980s, perhaps it has been long forgotten. “Just say no,” was something Nancy Reagan said about doing drugs. If you believe in the great reset or any of the woke SJW bullshit that is coming out of government or Hollywood, you deserve to be looked upon as a drug addict who is not thinking rationally. Granted, just say no, didn’t do much to curb the drug problem in the country and DARE ended up teaching kids how to do drugs that they weren’t familiar with. The one drug we should be avoiding at this point is socialist/ communist ideology that is being pumped out by our news media and the woke left who desire to control everyone while promising everything.
There are two stories being told by the media these days, Covid-19 cases are spiking and cases are dropping. In my state of Michigan, we are allegedly seeing a spike in cases that is causing the Governor to start voluntary lockdowns while her assistant takes a trip to Florida for vacation. Meanwhile in Florida, Texas, and other states, case numbers are dropping and the states are completely open for business. It would appear that the states which continue lockdowns, for some reason, see a spike in cases while states with no restrictions see low numbers of cases. It isn’t difficult to see that either cases spike from lockdowns, or the states engaging in lockdowns might be taking liberties with the numbers they are reporting. As we know about government and other businesses, if your paycheck depends on the continuation of a problem, it is best not to solve that problem.
It is important for people to engage in civil disobedience when it comes to the Great Reset, Covid-19, and BLM. All of these agendas go hand in hand and work together for the same goal. There is a two-tier system at work here. The first is to pass policies through government, and when they can’t use government, corporations will be used to make social changes. We are already seeing this with Facebook and Twitter, two social media apps I don’t use. So, what can we do?
Get off of social media. At least the festering cesspools that are Facebook and Twitter. Don’t let these corporations collect your information and create profiles on you. Be careful where you spend your money. Buy local and small when you can. For every dollar these large corporations don’t collect it is less power they have over us. Support independent media and don’t watch major media outlets. They don’t give you news anyway. Stay in the control group. Get the vaccine if that is what you decide to do, I however will sit back and watch what happens to those who do take it. If they want to use the public for an experiment, I will volunteer to be part of the control group to see what the side effects are. Don’t follow stupid laws that are not based on science. 6 feet, 3 feet, mask, no mask, double mask, none of these guidelines made sense since day one. Airborne diseases are difficult to contract and keeping people indoors makes it easier to contract an airborne illness. If you want the public to contract a disease, continue the lockdown. Start local trade. Find people to trade goods with. With food shortages, freighters getting stuck in canals, and new regulations preventing farmers from doing their jobs we will need to find local sources of necessary goods. There is more and I’m sure I will think of other things to add as soon as I post this. The important thing is to get started on the resistance. Think for yourself. Question authority.
While reading the Great Reset by Klaus Schwab I came across several lines that left me baffled and thinking WTF? The first example I will give involves something that has absolutely nothing to do with the pandemic or Covid-19.
“…the issue of systemic racism raised by the Black Lives Matter movement.” Page 123.
In the margin I even wrote “WTF” unable to figure out what this had to do with Covid-19, the Great Reset, or the topic of the chapter, a rivalry between China and the US. There was no reason to mention BLM, systemic racism, or the riots of 2020 in this book at all. The short-minded people who keep trying to tell us that Covid-19 help us realize that systemic racism exist are the same who apparently forgot that there were riots in 2014 at the height of the Obama administration. Maybe they could look back at the LA riots of 1992, or take a look at the 1960s and figure out that we have been here before and we handled things much better than the garbage policies that are being passed now to satisfy a mob.
Black Lives Matter, the communist, anti-nuclear family, anti-men, anti-American organization, didn’t rise up because George Floyd was allegedly killed by police officers. They rose up because it was an election year, with the lockdowns the focus could be on them, the support of the democrats seeking power needed their help as useful idiots to get elected and they did the job they were asked to do. The first complaint that BLM had after Biden was elected “he won’t return our calls.” Like a used slut, BLM was tossed aside once the job was done never to be called again unless a booty call of riots and arson is needed in the future.
The notion that Klaus Schwab thinks that systemic racism is real only helps my argument that this is more made-up shit that is about control and holding power over others. Systemic racism is a myth that makes SJWs think that they will always have a place in society even though they won’t. Like BLM, SJWs will be tossed aside once their time is done, the only problem is that those poor bastards will be marched into the showers after they push everyone else in and they are the only people left besides those in charge. They won’t mind either, according to the book White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo if you are white you are racist and that cannot be changed. A good SJW should be willing to walk into a shower or even an oven if it is the final prove needed to show they are not racist. Like any good little cult member, the Kool-Aid will be passed around and they will drink every drop.
“SARS-CoV-2 causes COVID-19.” Page 136.
Maybe I am a complete idiot or this is just a poorly written statement. As a man who took microbiology, worked in the healthcare field, and has several friends who work in medicine I have no idea what the hell this statement is. I understand that HIV turns into AIDS. I know that the flu and other illnesses can turn into pneumonia. My understanding of Covid-19 is that it IS SARS-CoV-2. Covid-19 is the strain of the corona virus that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome. This statement from the book leads me to ask, are they testing people for Covid-19 or SARS-CoV-2? And why is it that certain lab techs can’t get a sample of Covid-19 to compare samples to? I’m sure that some people out there will have a simple explanation for this and I will look like a complete fool but this short statement in the middle of the book sounds like non-sense.
“There can not be a lasting recovery without a global strategic framework of governance.” Page 113.
“Put bluntly, we live in a world in which nobody is really in charge.” Page 114.
If this book is supposed to make an argument for a one world government then they are not doing a good job. When I look at the failures of the last year, the tens of thousands of dead at the hands of people who are praised for doing the “right thing,” and how other states and countries breezed through the pandemic by not changing anything in their society I have to wonder why we would encourage a system where one idiot thinks they know best and how many people would die from their mistakes? It is because of the lack of unified rule that I have some confidence that we will move past this depressing period of time. As I write this, Texas is completely open with no restrictions on its population. Mississippi no longer requires mask. Florida is opening up along with California. The list of states continues to grow and the Federal government couldn’t be more pissed off about it. The moment that Texas announced they were done with lockdowns the flood gates opened for everyone else to follow suite.
The phrase “nobody is really in charge” is inaccurate to say the least.
“This failure is not the WHO’s fault. The UN agency is merely the symptom, not the cause, of global governance failure.” Page 118.
The WHO is a failure and continues to be a failure, unable to function outside of the prying eyes of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party), the results that we have seen are pathetic at best. The WHO was not allowed in China until the start of 2021, more than 9 months after the initial outbreak in Wuhan. Even when they did go to Wuhan the WHO did not go to the infectious disease lab that many experts speculate the virus came from. When the WHO left Wuhan, they said that their data was inconclusive and that they could not say China was the source of the virus. This whole process is absurd, try to figure out what happened at a crime scene 9 months after it happened and billions of people have moved through the area destroying any and all evidence.
To say that nobody is in charge ignores the obvious group running the world right now behind the scene, China. The main financial support for the WHO is China. The official story behind Covid-19 was written by China and handed over to the WHO. Any failures in global governance that Klaus Schwab has an issue with he can take up with China. China refused to reveal that the virus was contagious when they knew that it was. China refused to let the WHO into Wuhan when the outbreak started. China said that the virus was not spread person to person and the WHO repeated it as if it was a fact. It wasn’t until the virus had passed borders into Europe and North America that the WHO finally said we were in a pandemic. We had to wait for the obvious to happen before people would react.
A group of men wearing mask park a car outside your bank. They step out carrying guns in their hands. The teller asks you, the manager if she should call the cops. “No, its fine it’s not a robbery.” The men shoot the guard outside. “And now?” she asks. “they aren’t robbing the back.” The doors open and one of the men shoots the ceiling. “And now?” You look around realize that the robbery is happening but now its too late. The world watched as the virus spread but the picture was always developed two weeks after it was taken. Symptoms start to show after 14 days of contracting the virus. Once you have your first confirmed case the virus has been spreading for two weeks and nobody knew. In a global economy and a global system waiting for confirmed cases was the dumbest policy and only ensured that the virus would spread and kill enabling inhumane policies like the great reset. The failure of dealing with the pandemic starts at the top including the UN, the World Economic Forum, the EU, and the WHO. Had it not been for the political situation in the US things might have been different except when the borders were closed a certain party on the left called the president at the time a xenophobe and a racist. The stopping of a virus that could have had a high mortality rate was not a priority for some people until it worked for their advantage. Every country has their political problems, their social problems, and their economic problems. A global government is not going to magically solve these problems and work for every culture on the planet. To try to implement a system of one rule government will cause a backlash of violence. To really look at what Schwab is suggesting I have to ask if this is any different from the Spanish coming to the now world or the British pushing their rule over other lands like India for example. Why is the idea of the Great Reset something that everyone should or needs to follow?
The US needs to be a lifeboat for the rest of the world. The current administration is set on following the Great Reset regardless of how the public, who “elected” them, thinks about it. On a positive note, we have a constitution and the idea of state’s rights. For Texas and others to no longer follow the CDC or the WHO for Covid-19 protocol is a positive sign for where this program might end up, in the trash. The more states refuse to follow the guidelines of the federal government the more the public can see which policies work and which ones don’t. when given the option of having less freedom after a year of lockdowns or being open and returning to normal the answer is obvious. That is what the Biden administration fears the most, losing control of a public who were following pandemic guidelines. If people no longer fear the virus how will they follow guidelines to solve climate change or systemic racism? There is a long list of no existent problems that the left what’s you to worry about but when they create the problem and only they have the answer to the problem its like any other religion. You enter wanting answers to something, you are given a certain truth and then spend your time trying to spread the word and fighting to make the world a better place in that image only to learn later that you are the new asshole of the world making things worse for people, not better. Nobody likes a new convert to a religion and the religion of social justice has many new coverts that are pissing people off across the globe. There is hope. More people are saying “no.” the word is getting out about these clowns and their weird ideology. The people who scream about racism are finally being called out as the racist they admit to being. The damage is done and while BLM was marching through the streets setting fires to businesses and killing people the supporters in officer had Covid-19 positive patients put into nursing homes killing the elderly by the tens of thousands. Nobody marched in the streets about these policies. The last thing that the US needs to do right now is take orders from some one world government of people who are not elected and obviously know less than the people who should be running things. We can’t keep track of the criminals that are currently running the country, why would we trust the criminals running a world government?
“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.
“For decades, it has slowly and almost imperceptibly evolved in a direction that forced individuals to assume greater responsibility for their individual lives and economic outcomes. Leading large parts of the population (most evidently in the low-income brackets) to conclude that the social contract was at best being eroded, if not in some case breaking down entirely.” Page 96.
I don’t know what social contract Klaus Schwab, a man who has worked for a university since the early 1970s and hangs out with billionaires and politicians in his spare time, was a part of or what he thought it entailed but yes personal responsibility is an idea that is important for society and mental wellbeing. The notion that personal responsibility is a bad thing might be the reason that the left has gone after Dr. Jordan Peterson time and time again. For a program like the Great Reset to work would mean that the public believes they are not responsible for their own wellbeing. In order for the great reset to happen all personal responsibility needs to be handed over to “big” government who knows what is best for you, instead of you. When this has happened in the past millions of people died. Mao knew what was best when he had the country growing only rice, causing a famine that China had never seen before. When the Tibetans were forced to grow crops they had never seen before, they starved unable to grow the new crop in a cold, high altitude environment. Stalin took farms away from people in the Ukraine and handed them over to people who had never farmed before. Millions staved and the soviet government had to produce poster telling people not to eat their children during the winter months. Needless to say, I would rather deal with a social contract where I can blame myself for what is happening in my world then point the finger at a government that never takes responsibility for the horrible things it has done.
“Today, the fundamental reasons underpinning the loss of faith in our social contracts coalesce around issues of inequality, the ineffectiveness of most redistribution policies, a sense of exclusion and marginalization, and a general sentiment of unfairness.” Page 96-97.
Inequality hasn’t been in issue until a bunch of communist, feminist, lesbian, trans rights activists started marching in the streets, setting fires to small businesses, and killing people in the name of Black Lives Matter. Equality is a buzz word, something to get people motivated behind. It sounds good therefore it must be, but when we look how equality and equity are used but these organization, including the World Economic Forum, we see that the definition changes to fit their narrative and keep the conversation moving towards their end goal. If people took personal responsibility for their actions then conversation revolving around inequality wouldn’t happen. This argument assumes that people in general are not in control of their own lives and need someone else to aid them through life.
As for redistribution policies, most people do not like the idea of having their money handed over to an organization that takes a cut for themselves then hands the rest over in the most inefficient way possible. The theft from those who are responsible to hand over their earnings to those unable or unwilling to better their own lives is never look upon as a good thing. As of February 2021, a group of investors took their money and bought stock in GameStop, a brick-and-mortar videogame store that looked like it was going to go out of business. In doing so, a group of hedge funds started to look at massive losses having shorted the stock trying to make easy money and kill the company all together. These people took personal responsibility for their finances and turned the game of the stock market on its head. Again, the people who took personal responsibility for their situation and bettered their lives were portrayed as villains instead of the American entrepreneurs they are. There is an agenda to teach the public to put their trust in the government and not to try solving their problems on their own. We have seen this time and time again. When wall street looks at the public, they say that they could do what they do but choose not to. When they do participate in the stock market the same people who pushed the idea of getting themselves out of poverty then scream “NO! Not like that!”
“Whichever form it takes, in almost all cases, the establishment’s response has been left wanting- ill prepared for the rebellion and out of ideas and policy levers to address the problem.” Page 97.
This passage was in regard to the rise in populism in many western countries like the UK, France, and the US. In the side margins I wrote as a note, “no shit.” Even after Joe Biden took power along with the rest of the Democratic left their first priority was to impeach the former president of the united states. The $2000 checks that were promised to the public for voting them into office were reduced to $1400, for some people, if you qualify. As of March 2, 2021, these checks have still not been approved by the senate and will like not ship out to those in need until April. The lefts lack of focus on anything other than “Orange Man Bad” continues to become more obvious and I can’t wait to sit back and watch them eat each other. As for the “rebellion,” the notion that the opposing side of a political view is now regarded as a rebellion or insurrection only divides the country more and serves no purpose other than to villainize people and reduce them too less than human. With Trump out of the picture the left is out of ideas, pulling a check book out to cover cost for things they can not afford, playing the same game of kicking the can down the street to leave for someone else to clean up.
“If the crisis goes on for long, unemployment could hit 20-30 per cent while economies could contract by 20-30 per cent … there will be no recovery. There will be social unrest. There will be violence. There will be socio-economic consequences: dramatic unemployment. Citizens will suffer dramatically: some will die, others will feel awful.” Jacob Wallenberg, Swedish industrialist, March 2020. Pages 85-86.
This opening statement appears to be pretty obvious considering there are riots happening in the Netherlands in opposition to lockdowns. More protest sprung up with businesses opening their doors defying orders to stay closed. Mask mandates go unenforced in some areas while the federal government pushes for double mask wearing. As I write this (2-19-2021), the US unemployment rate is at 6.3%, far from the 20-30% projected. However, as policies in the United States change and with the not too distance future bringing automation into the scene, we may see a rise of unemployment after the pandemic is over. The violence we are seeing today is not from unemployment its from the lack of liberty and freedom that the public expects and demands from the government. When security goes to far for too long you will see a backlash against those who claim to be protecting the public. At what point does the government resemble an abusive husband more than a police officer patrolling the streets?
“Over the past six years, nearly 100 African Americans have died in police custody, but it took the killing of George Floyd to trigger a national uprising.” Page 86.
This statement overall, is false. The 100 African Americans mentioned were not in police custody. Most of them were armed while confronting police. In the cases of those who were not armed the police were investigated, brought up on charges and sent to prison if found guilty of wrongdoing. As for the case of George Floyd several factors are left out in this chapter regarding the large amounts of methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroine in his system. Then there was the portion of the video that was removed for 6 months showing Floyd demanding that officers hold him on the ground. The knee on the neck was a properly performed technique according to the standards of the police department that trained them to do it. As for BLM being a movement caused by a pandemic, that fails to be seen. BLM is an organization run by black women for the removal of men from society. Their platform on their website states they want to dissolve the nuclear family. The only purpose George Floyd served was as an excuse to push their communist agenda into American society under the disguise of equity and equality. Add the fact that it was an election year and that we haven’t heard a peep from BLM since Biden became president and I think the “uprising” argument remains dead in the water. The last time we heard from BLM was their disappointment that they were not invited to talks with the Biden Harris administration after their alleged election victory. Never underestimate the power and stupidity of useful idiots. The only way that Covid-19 became a factor during the riots as the socially acceptable ability for a person to wear a face mask in public and not be identified while committing a crime. The riots, till this day, remain the most eye-opening aspect of these lockdowns. A man throwing a ball with his daughter in a park will be arrested for not adhering to lockdown orders. Wear a mask, go out at night, break windows, burn down a few buildings, scream black lives matter and you will be released in the morning by the district attorney with no charges filed. If the riots showed us anything, it wasn’t about racial inequality, it was that the lockdowns didn’t matter.
“Social unrest negatively affects both economic and social welfare, but it is essential to emphasize that we are not powerless in the face of potential social unrest, for the simple reason that governments and to a lesser extent companies and other organizations can prepare to mitigate the risk by enacting the right policies. The greatest underlying cause of social unrest is inequality. The policy tools to fight unacceptable levels of inequality do exist and they often lie in the hands of governments.” Page 88-89.
If you want to fight inequality do not give the power to the government. If you want to look at the history of social unrest you don’t have to look any further than the drug war waged by the federal government since the 1970s, the crack epidemic of the 1980s, The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, or the wall street bail out of 2009. We could go back further, maybe look at the LA riots of 1992. None of these were caused by inequality. The problems didn’t spring up due to unfair hiring practices, or bad schools. Should we really be looking to the same government that pumped crack cocaine into the streets, jailed black men at an alarming rate, left the public to rot while handing over hundreds of billions of dollars to Wall Street, that is the government that Schwab wants to fix the problem of inequality? The same government that is unable to hand out a check to the public without billions going to dead people, foreign citizens, and fraud. The government is unable to balance a check book, why would we trust them with setting things right in the world? According to the current administration the concentration camps in China are okay because they have a different culture from us. I do believe that the German’s had a different culture from the US before WWII but maybe our standards have changed since then. The only thing the government has proven themselves good at its mismanagement of funds and making bad decisions. If Schwab thinks inequality is bad now, wait until the government steps in to fix it, he hasn’t seen nothing yet.