“Workers of the World, Unite. You have nothing to lose but your chains!”
It is May Day, which used to be a pagan feast day, but was co-opted first by Christians and then by Socialists and Communists in the 19th century. In Europe it is associated with labor, as well as the politics of labor, but in the United States it is mostly associated with sandal-wearing goofballs from the local state university. There will be no labor celebrations this year due to the virus lock downs. Like labor movements all over the West, we have been successfully atomized and isolated.
This week’s show is not about labor or the labor movements, as I did not think of it until I was flipping my calendar over this morning. Maybe next year I’ll do a podcast on Marx to coincide with the holiday, assuming we are allowed to have podcasts. Given what we are seeing happen in America at the moment, it is not unreasonable to think that Chinese-style censorship will be the norm here very soon. The beautiful people certainly think it is a good idea and they tend to get their way.
I’m getting a little salty about what is going on, but I’m trying hard to maintain my reasonableness. There are plenty of people ready to go onto the public stage and scream like banshees. These protesters in Michigan are a good example, although one has to wonder if they were hired to play the part. That is a tried and true tactic of the American political class. It was first used on the Left, but then the Left borrowed it and now uses it on everyone.
This is why political organizers have to maintain high standards. it’s hard for outsider movements to do it, as they are programmed to recruit anyone interested, but that;’s how the people in charge subvert the opposition. These organic protests will be subverted by lunatics, many of whom are on the payroll of state actors. Their job is to provide the bad optics, so the mass media can then tarnish the protests with images of lunatics in the among the protesters. it’s an old game, but it works.
You can’t help but wonder if what we are seeing is just a dry run for something more permanent in the future. I don’t think this was premeditated. It is just a good example of how events can take on a life of their own. One things leads to another and before long the best of intentions results in a madness consuming the people who set of the chain of events with their good intentions. Like the radicals of the French Revolution, our rulers are now captive to events they set in motion.
Like many people I’m losing my patience for this ridiculous charade. As the evidence stacks up it is clear the lock downs were a terrible idea. It is time to go back to our normal routines, but the people in charge have the whiff of authoritarianism in their nostrils and like a rutting beast they can think of nothing else. They are now busy dreaming up more insane restrictions just to humiliate people. It is increasingly difficult to remain a reasonable person. I’m getting a little salty.
This week I have the usual variety of items in the now standard format. Spreaker has the full show. I am up on Google Play now, so the Android commies can take me along when out disrespecting the country. I am on iTunes, which means the Apple Nazis can listen to me on their Hitler phones. The anarchists can catch me on iHeart Radio. I am now on Deezer, for our European haters and Stitcher for the weirdos. YouTube also has the full podcast. Of course, there is a download link below.
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This Week’s Show
- 00:00: Opening
- 02:00: Reaching The Limit
- 12:00: Libertarians (Link)
- 22:00: The Pirate’s Cove (Link) (Link) (Link)
- 32:00: Xirl Science (Link) (Link) (Link) (Link)
- 42:00: Republicans Being Republicans (Link)
- 47:00: The Conservative Case For… (Link)
- 52:00: The Bank Of Nook (Link)
- 57:00: Closing
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