The Lock Down Blues

Since the pandemic crackdown started, the question was when would people start to realize that this was a huge blunder. In the first weeks, people were both scared and excited about what they were being told was coming. On the one hand you had the rush for supplies in order to camp at home for weeks. On the other hand, you had the excitement for an unplanned holiday at home. A month ago, most everyone was ready for a couple of weeks of curve bending and movie watching at home.

We are at the other end of this thing now. People have done all of the fun stuff they can do at home. It’s just tedium now. For many the fear of not having an income is beginning to take center stage. Small business is getting to the point where many will have to close up shop for good. Fear of the virus has now subsided for all but the most hysterical and fear of ruination is now beginning to fill the void. People are getting antsy and want to go back to their lives now. This is not fun anymore.

The streets are starting to get more crowded now. A week ago, you could ride around Lagos and not see a soul walking or driving. The weather has improved, so many more people are outside. More cars are on the streets. Most business is now thinking hard about going back to near-normal in the near-term. They don’t want to be too far ahead of the government’s crackdown orders, for fear of lawsuits, but they are pushing to end the madness and return to something close to normal.

That’s the thing that no one has considered. There will be real economic hardship this summer due to the crackdown. People will also be sharing their crackdown stories with friends and co-workers over the coming months. People will certainly notice that they don’t know anyone who knows anyone that got the virus. As these antibody tests confirm that the fatality rate was much lower than advertised, people will begin to wonder if this was worth the consequences.

Adolf Hitler said, “You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.” We are seeing a real-time test of that aphorism. For a while now, our rulers have fooled most everyone with the virus panic. Some people, like the curve-benders, will remain convinced the virus panic was necessary. They have no choice now. The question is will the bulk of the public conclude they were fooled into the Great Flu Panic?

This is where the aphorism breaks down. People seem to be quite happy being fooled on a regular basis. The rulers and the media have to mix things up, but being fooled into believing in some great threat to “who we are” is a feature, not a bug. Then again, prior hoaxes and panics have been cost free. People could enjoy them from the comfort of home and still go outside and keep their job. This time, there will be a real cost to this elaborate morality tale. Maybe this time is different.

Either way, we are about to move into a new phase of this madness. What will be the short- and long-term consequences of the crackdown? The stock market seems to think the V-shaped recession is the way to bet. The political class is hoping for devastation, as they think they will rid them of Trump. Economist can’t seem to agree on what comes next, as this has never been tried. There’s lots of red lights flashing in the debt markets and the supply chain. The next months will be interesting.

Maybe that will be how everyone forgets about this month of living like lepers and treating everyone like they stink. Before people can start to think about why they were locked in their homes, they will be directed to the next drama, the financial and economic panic of 2020. Perhaps the lesson here is the circus part of our bread and circuses is the government creating increasingly reckless panics seeing if they can blow it all up. Maybe this is all for their entertainment.

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Contents

  • 00:00: Opening
  • 02:00: The Rich Get Richer (Link) (Link)
  • 12:00: The Debt Bomb (Link) (Link)
  • 22:00: The Food Chain (Link) (Link) (Link)
  • 32:00: We Don’t Know Nothin’ (Link) (Link) (Link) (Link) (Link)
  • 42:00: Rule By Corporate Pirate (Link)
  • 47:00: Paranoid Weirdos (Link)
  • 52:00: A Post From The Others (Link)
  • 57:00: Closing (Link)

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T. Morris
T. Morris
4 months ago

Adolf Hitler said, “You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.” I thought that was Lincoln. Wait! On second thought Lincoln’s version was something along the lines of pleasing people all the time, some of the time, and whatnot, not of fooling. Yes, yes, it’s all coming back to me now. 🙂 Well, anyway, I should imagine, as you say, that we’ll begin to feel the real effects of the shutdown during the summer months. The effects of these sorts… Read more »

Glenfilthie
Glenfilthie
Member
Reply to  T. Morris
4 months ago

It’ll all come down to how fast we can restart the economy. What blows me away is this: how did we get suckered by this? Hells bells, any self respecting dissident saw the scare for the pant load it was right from the beginning. It couldn’t have been more obvious. Our own esteemed blog host called it right on the money… and yet the herd thundered off in a panic, taking our economy and prosperity with it. Perhaps it is indicative of how much work we have to do in getting the normies and general public to take uthe dissidents… Read more »

vxxc💂🏻‍♂️😉 Toxic masculinity vector
Reply to  Glenfilthie
4 months ago

If they comply who cares what they believe? We are ruled now by Progressive Tudors, not Trots.

Trotsky demands your soul, the Tudor only your loyalty.

We may think of 2016 as our Pilgrimage of Grace, we have the outcome.

As I remain me I say this; The Price of Peace is Slavery.

As we can see a price all paid without resistance.

FIN.

Oliver
Oliver
Reply to  Glenfilthie
4 months ago

You are correct. The Z man has been a rare consistent voice on this subject. I am amazed at alternate blogs who caved and even promoted the hoax and panic. No worries, the circus handlers have the tools ready for distraction, as we see with NFL virtual draft.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Oliver
4 months ago

As has been noted before, those folk who have complied and promoted the hoax have revealed themselves and in such abdicated their claim to leadership of the movement. Distance yourself accordingly. Don’t fall for the Gell-Mann paradox.

TorontoTraveller
TorontoTraveller
Reply to  Oliver
4 months ago

And RamZPaul
And Ann Coulter
And Kevin Michael Grace ( support him @KMGVctoria )
And Joseph Pual Watson
And Roosh
And – deep breath – VoxDay
And – another deep breath – Cernovich
And…

David Davenport
David Davenport
Reply to  TorontoTraveller
4 months ago

Am I the only one I am starting to wonder of Beijing is paying Ron Unz to promote the Washington-not China-hatched-the-plague party line? I have long wondered if Mr. Unz was wealthy enough to pay for unz.com forever out of his own pocket. Mr. Unz never asks for donations. Note that unz.com carries no advertising or products for sale. Compare Unz’s indifference to expenses to Z man, who continuously asks for $5 donations. One has to wonder if Ron Unz is operating unz.com solely because of his fondness for heterodox opinions. Other possibilities are possible: that unz.com is an outlet… Read more »

ConservativeFred
ConservativeFred
Reply to  Glenfilthie
4 months ago

What do you mean “how did we get suckered by this”? I kid. But it is worth noting that 80% – 90% of the people in the comments were skeptical of the lockdowns the day they were announced. Outside of our bubble there was a very interesting dynamic, the smarter the individual, the more they believed the models. [Anecdote Alert] Early in the lockdown I had a discussion with an acquaintance (PHD in Biology, speaks three languages, credentialed out the wazoo . . .), and this person was completely and totally invested in the models and 3% mortality rate. When… Read more »

Dave
Dave
Reply to  ConservativeFred
4 months ago

As stated many times here before, this crisis separated the sheep from the rams, and it turns out there are far fewer rams in the dissident right than I previously suspected.
Sailer knows the gig is up but can’t quite bring himself to climb down the ladder back to earth.
Many other lesser lights of the DR are still carrying the torch for the viral apocalypse.
Sad!

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Dave
4 months ago

Sailer is in a pinch because his boss is still on the, “tens of millions dead, bodies stacked like cordwood, just wait!” train.

As a result, comment volumes at iSteve have dropped noticeably.

DLS
DLS
Reply to  Dave
4 months ago

Tucker, to his credit, was quick to flip from the early warning camp to the skeptic camp.

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  ConservativeFred
4 months ago

Uh, any supposedly intelligent person that doesn’t question the underlying data isn’t all that intelligent.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  ConservativeFred
4 months ago

I’d bet you a dollar to a donut that not one of the folks you speak of could name the source of the “model”, nor write down the equation it subsumed. That I would call indicative of more belief in the realm of “faith” than “science”.

Felix Krull
Member
Reply to  ConservativeFred
4 months ago

Back in early February my niece was going on a trip with her marine scout troop, and her mother asked another parent, who was a doctor, what to make of this Corona-thing. To her great surprise, he used exactly the same terms as Crazy Uncle Felix: “It’s a scam” – even employing the English term as I’d done.

She’d expected “not as bad as all that” or “this is overblown” or “this is just the flu”, but no: he believed it was a scam.

DLS
DLS
Reply to  ConservativeFred
4 months ago

Intelligent people are easier to hypnotize as well. Probably a similar phenomenon.

NJ Person
NJ Person
Reply to  ConservativeFred
4 months ago

The models discussed by the so-called Big Brains focus only on the coronavirus. I am unaware of any model that integrates the coronavirus models with any economic model. Basically, this appears to be a case of extreme coronavirus OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). That being said, here is a simple equation to possibly give perspective. (Increased U.S. federal spending) divided by (saved lives) = (Cost per saved life) A very rough and low ball estimate is $3 trillion / 2 million lives = $1.5 million per life saved. Now $3 trillion is probably grossly understated since it does not consider additional… Read more »

Hun
Hun
Reply to  Glenfilthie
4 months ago

Most dissidents happily joined the hysteria. I stopped reading so many blogs…

Forever Templar
Forever Templar
Reply to  Hun
4 months ago

Me, too; also my podcast consumption is about a fifth what it was around February.

Toasty
Toasty
Reply to  Hun
4 months ago

Aye.

Spencer (with his Mcspencer group) and Hunter Wallace are dead to me now.

The adds to the list of other fools like Vox Day I stopped reading two years ago for his increasing vapid cheerleading

The 2016 alt right movement has been totally demolished during the Trump years.

MemeWarVet
MemeWarVet
Reply to  Toasty
4 months ago

The AltRight didn’t have to fall apart, even after Charlottesville.

There were huge mistakes made after that (the TN cringe March, the Cuckbox, the doxing of St. Ricky) that really completed the self-immolation.

Some of us learned from our mistakes, some didn’t. Opportunity is knocking again.

Gravity Denier
Gravity Denier
Reply to  MemeWarVet
4 months ago

Some of us learned from our mistakes, some didn’t. Opportunity is knocking again.

“Wise people learn when they can; fools learn when they must.”
— The Duke of Wellington

TorontoTraveller
TorontoTraveller
Reply to  Hun
4 months ago

You and Oliver and anyone else who gave this comment an upvote are fools. You obviously have no screening criteria for the blogs you are reading. Zman is not the only independent thinker out there.

Why don’t you go write a cheque to Candace Owens?

tarstarkas
tarstarkas
Reply to  T. Morris
4 months ago

Misattributing quotes can be a lot of fun. My favorite one recently was a guy got a bunch of progressive SJWs to cheer a bunch of Adolf Hitler quotes attributed to FDR and Obama.

T. Morris
T. Morris
Reply to  tarstarkas
4 months ago

I probably should have been less quick to have fun with Z’s fun, come to think of it.

Maus
Maus
Reply to  T. Morris
4 months ago

Don’t feel bad. Even Rick Sanchez, the evil genius of the Rick and Morty animation (thinly veiled social commentary) combined the genes of Lincoln and Hitler to create Abradolf Linkler. So it’s not like the juxtaposition has no basis in reality. I mean, why suspend habeas corpus or build concentration camps when the sheeple will maintain their own house arrest?

tarstarkas
tarstarkas
Reply to  Maus
4 months ago

All the politicians pretend to love Lincoln. He was clearly the worst president of the US ever and nobody else even comes close. The guy oversaw the slaughter of over 600,000 Americans at a time when the total us population was less than a 10th of what it is today, not to mention the wholesale destruction of the South. He financed the war by printing the money and suspended the Constitution! Hell, why wouldn’t he be a favorite?

MemeWarVet
MemeWarVet
4 months ago

I wish I shared Z’s optimism, but I don’t think the lockdowns are going away anytime soon.

People are convinced that enduring this makes them some sort of hero, and anyone who says otherwise is a heretic. They interpret the low death rate as evidence of the lives they’ve saved (flawed models be damned).

The rule of the Karen and the Cuck isn’t done yet.

Alzaebo
Reply to  MemeWarVet
4 months ago

“The Karen and the Cuck”.

That’s rather catchy!
Kind of like “The Ghost and Mrs. Smith”.

BadThinker
BadThinker
Reply to  Alzaebo
4 months ago

It sounds like an Aesop Fable.

John Smith
John Smith
Member
Reply to  BadThinker
4 months ago

There’s a blogger out there by the name of Aesop currently defending the asshattery of this fake pandemic. Apparently he’s a male nurse in California and – he is the personification of the cuck. And the “Karens”… yesterday one of the wanks on Blab posted a link to an article where all the RN’s were sanctimoniously scolding lockdown protestors – and the fags in the media were praising them for all their courage in doing so. The people were about to lose their jobs, or homes and livlihoods – and the journalist painted them as mouth-breathing morons. Not once did… Read more »

Outdoorspro
Outdoorspro
Reply to  John Smith
4 months ago

I used to read Aesop, because I found his direct experience in the military and front-line nursing to be credible. I also liked his attitude. But I just can’t handle his all-in fanaticism lately.

M. B. Lamar
M. B. Lamar
Reply to  MemeWarVet
4 months ago

The lockdowns end when enough states have passed mail-in-only voting to ensure the Dem win. The six state Blue Wall pact – MN, WI, MI, etc. should be enough,

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  M. B. Lamar
4 months ago

This lines up with my contention that if the Dems manage to take the White House in November we’ll never hear from Corona-chan again.

Hun
Hun
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
4 months ago

Why not? 9/11 has been milked for years and that was nothing compared to this. No matter who wins the next election, they will keep using the virus to justify anything they want to push

Lawdog
Lawdog
Member
Reply to  M. B. Lamar
4 months ago

I’m going to a protest in the next few days, but honestly, I suspect nothing will come of it. We need a [redacted], at this point.

Lawdog
Lawdog
Member
Reply to  Lawdog
4 months ago

And I don’t mean violence. Many people seem to think that’s a necessity, but violence is a losing proposition.

tristan
tristan
Reply to  Lawdog
4 months ago

what historical evidence do you have for this contention?

Toasty
Toasty
Reply to  Lawdog
4 months ago

You just told the people who want to exterminate you that they can do anything they want to you, and you will never fight back.

Don’t think they haven’t been listening.

Part of the calculation that went into this planned takedown of society using the virus was that the sheep would never fight back.

Carrie Cox
Carrie Cox
Reply to  Lawdog
4 months ago

Facebook is removing accounts that are trying to plan state protests.

Carrie Cox
Carrie Cox
Reply to  M. B. Lamar
4 months ago

M.B. I think you nailed it. From all indications, the powers-that-be plan to drag out this lockdown mode as long as possible. As Michelle Obama has already championed an all mail in election. In 2018 my sister’s GOP absentee ballot was tossed out because “signatures didn’t match”. She has a very consistent signature but this was infamous Broward County, Florida. With the two major races very down to wire close, the officials in Broward did their best to steal it but failed this time. A mail-in election is rife for corruption.

Federalist
Federalist
Reply to  MemeWarVet
4 months ago

MemeWarVet,
The hero thing is worst. When a soldier jumps on a grenade to save the other men in his squad, he’s a hero. When a nurse fills out paperwork and takes people’s blood pressure, she’s not a hero. But our crazy society tells her she is.

Then we have “frontline” workers which apparently even includes grocery store employees. So, the bag boy is the equivalent of a combat infantryman.

Outdoorspro
Outdoorspro
Reply to  Federalist
4 months ago

Every day I have to work with these nurses who are being told over and over again that they are heros. I’ll clue you folks in on something: they are not. I’ll grant an exception to NICU nurses, but the rest of them are just normal people doing their jobs–some well, some very well, some not so well. In other words, they’re just like the rest of us. But unlike the rest of us, they have (just like teachers) a huge PR machine behind them.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Outdoorspro
4 months ago

When you make everyone a hero, no one is a hero. And perhaps that’s really the reason for this dumbing down of “heroism”. Equality—first, last and always.

Member
Reply to  Compsci
4 months ago

Everyone is entitled to a hero trophy including the Karens who dutifully hid at home

BadThinker
BadThinker
Reply to  Outdoorspro
4 months ago

Note that the two most Female dominated professions have been placed on a pedestal. There is no end to the female quest for attention.

DLS
DLS
Reply to  Outdoorspro
4 months ago

My wife is a nurse on the “frontlines”, and the amount of bitching I have seen behind the scenes about what they have to do dispelled me from the hero storyline.

WhereAreTheVikings
Member
Reply to  Federalist
4 months ago

As Syndrome said in that marvelous movie, “The Incredibles” . . . when everyone’s super, no one is. This is another aspect of our society’s feminization. We mothers squeal with delight when very small children do the most mundane things. It’s hardwired in us, and lays the groundwork for the child to have confidence in himself and taking on harder tasks. So here we are, both men and women squealing with that same maternal enthusiasm as people do their everyday jobs, turning them into “heroes” (another lovely word in the English language that has now lost all meaning). It would… Read more »

T. Morris
T. Morris
Reply to  WhereAreTheVikings
4 months ago

Eldest son sent me pictures a couple days ago of banners posted up all around the McAlester Regional Hospital bearing the words, “Heroes Work Here.” As I’m sure you know, McAlester is in Pittsburg Co. Pittsburg Co. (the whole county) has, as of yesterday, reported a grand total of twenty (20) “confirmed” cases of COVID-19.

WhereAreTheVikings
Member
Reply to  T. Morris
4 months ago

Although I wish I could blame it on the Gene Stipe mafia, T, as I do everything else in Pittsburg Co. and a 100-mile radius, this one belongs to the globalists. But the Prince of Darkness would have gloried in the current raw exercise of state power, although he preferred to work his black magic behind the scenes.

Au Jus
Au Jus
Reply to  T. Morris
4 months ago

My wife is an NP with 20 yrs experience in cardiology. She , along with a hundred others, was furloughed this past Wednesday.

There are no patients in the hospital, no patients in the clinics, no revenue being generated however any available space that could be converted to an ICU has been – all for the surge in covid patients.

Wait for surge patients but furlough direct patient care workers? …bit of a conundrum

at least the director of marketing and his team wasn’t furloughed…

Outdoorspro
Outdoorspro
Reply to  Au Jus
4 months ago

At my hospital they’ve begun to talk about how they are going to take care of the backlog of surgeries once they open up again. They think we’re going to be willing to give up our very brief Montana summer to work extra weekends.

Lineman
Lineman
Reply to  Outdoorspro
4 months ago

Where you located in MT Brother you have probably told me before but I forgot? Anywhere close to the Bitterroot?

Carrie Cox
Carrie Cox
Reply to  Au Jus
4 months ago

My husband was furloughed on Thursday from a major hospital here. He works in the budget, finance and supply department. But as you say, the hospitals are sitting empty, starved of revenue. They have invested 20 million dollars in preparation for Covid 19.

Penitent Man
Penitent Man
Reply to  WhereAreTheVikings
4 months ago

Vikings, “It would be laughed at in a sane, more-balanced-toward-the- masculine world” My crew of “essential” men simply kept working, albeit with cracked hands from excessive purell usage. Big whoop. Men work. The boss made sure to email all that the secretarial staff working from home were “heroes ™” all! (of course their titles don’t reflect secretarial work because yuck that’s demeaning.. their title is akin to “Operations Goddesses”). A few years ago I got hurt OTJ and while my stitches were healing I was assigned to help these gals so i got a peak behind the curtain. Look, they… Read more »

WhereAreTheVikings
Member
Reply to  Penitent Man
4 months ago

“Heroes ™”. May I use that, PM? Yes, you real men will stoically keep on keepin’ on, and you have my sincerest admiration.

The Hysteria has provided a splendid opportunity for even more dumbing down, this time of what a “hero” is. I am going to put the word in cold storage for awhile. My own little language cryogenics lab, if you will. Maybe it can be resuscitated later and returned to its former glory.

BadThinker
BadThinker
Reply to  WhereAreTheVikings
4 months ago

Norm Macdonald on “Teachers are the Real Heroes” (adult language warning)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAg9M-O9wGo

King Tut
King Tut
Reply to  WhereAreTheVikings
4 months ago

True but also not a recent development. For years now, we’ve had “heroic battles against cancer”, regardless of whether the patient recovers or not.

Similarly, we have “sexual abuse SURVIVORS”. As if people die from being groped.

It’s a pattern of hyperbolic language inflation. It may be partly driven by the desire to open up the purse strings but, for me, it is also symptomatic of a deeper need for real heroism in a world that has become safe, mundane and risk-averse.

Forever Templar
Forever Templar
Reply to  Federalist
4 months ago

Heh, the grenade eaters. That takes something most people will never understand. This guy is a definite badass: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyle_Carpenter

Hopped on a grenade, survived, and got the MoH.

Phoenix
Phoenix
Reply to  Federalist
4 months ago

Federalist-I’ve always been dismayed by the lack of public outrage by veterans toward all the frauds who compare their plight to that of someone who was blown apart in a war.
Someone needs to tell these people to STFU.

bilejones
Member
Reply to  Phoenix
4 months ago

Well the nurses have the advantage of having signed up to save the lives of people they don’t know rather than murder them

tristan
tristan
Reply to  bilejones
4 months ago

Must be why medical error is something like the 3rd leading cause of death?

bilejones
Member
Reply to  tristan
4 months ago

My comment went to intent, not competence.

Randian Supremacist
Randian Supremacist
Reply to  Federalist
4 months ago

Damn straight. I would feel embarrassed if I were a health care worker hearing this BS. Hell, I was on the receiving end of this adulation when I served in the Air Force. I was an REMF, POG, fobbit desk pilot and was very uncomfortable being labeled some sort of hero by strangers. Hated it to be honest.

Whitney
Member
Reply to  MemeWarVet
4 months ago

It’s all very gloomy and tiring but there are some real positives coming out of this that I think we should all take a look at every now and then.

Hollywood is being destroyed, as is professional sports, the University’s, newspapers and hopefully it will extend to all of the media. This is good.

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Whitney
4 months ago

I’m not so sure about sports.

Normie cucks are utterly tumescent with regard to the upcoming NFL Draft and discussing which illiterate negro will be selected by their sportsball team.

Epaminondas
Member
Reply to  Whitney
4 months ago

This is VERY good.

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  MemeWarVet
4 months ago

Republican politicians need to open the economy up in a controlled way as soon as possible.

There is no sense in waiting because the media will always be able to put some Branch Covidian on the 6 o’clock news to shriek about how gramma would still be alive if only we’d locked down another two weeks.

Gasman
Gasman
Reply to  MemeWarVet
4 months ago

1000%, Meme! The masks are a form of virtue signaling.

Judge Smails
Judge Smails
Reply to  Gasman
4 months ago

If they want you to wear a mask, give them one of these.

https://www.bandamo.com/collections/best-selling

Hasn’t Globohomo invested billions in surveillance cameras and AI facial recognition software? Now they are demanding that we cover our faces with masks.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Judge Smails
4 months ago

Actually, the software used to read the images is now pretty good. Even a mask won’t assure anonymity. Your walk (gate) has been shown to be a fairly accurate identifier for example. And then there are the number (most?) of individuals who carry around electronic signal markers in the form of a cell phone.

Lawdog
Lawdog
Member
Reply to  Compsci
4 months ago

So Gates is measuring our gaits?

BadThinker
BadThinker
Reply to  Lawdog
4 months ago

The Bezosians are collecting as much data about Earthlings as possible before they realize what has happened.

Dr. Dre
Dr. Dre
Reply to  Compsci
4 months ago

I agree about a person’s “gait” being unique to them, sort of like a fingerprint. That’s how you can recognize a friend walking on a crowded sidewalk ahead of you. Also, different groups, economic, racial etc. walk differently. I notice this in the bad parts of town. The people there aren’t in any hurry to get to work, it seems, so they sort of slog along in the middle of the deserted road. I actually observed this myself on James Brown Blvd in Augusta GA a couple of years ago, when I made a wrong turn. See? Scientific evidence can… Read more »

greyenlightenment
Reply to  MemeWarVet
4 months ago

some states will open sooner than others. my guess is blue states will be the last to reopen

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  greyenlightenment
4 months ago

Last to reopen, but the first to hold their hand out for government bailout $$$.

Felix Krull
Member
Reply to  MemeWarVet
4 months ago

I wish I shared Z’s optimism, but I don’t think the lockdowns are going away anytime soon.

It seems to me the lockdown policy is deliberately designed to draw out this pandemic as long as possible. The sensible solution would have been the Swedish model: lock up the geezers and take the bullet face-first, get it over with.

They want an excuse to prolong this until they’ve broken the economy irrevocably.

Boarwild
Boarwild
Reply to  Felix Krull
4 months ago

The Dems/Left will do ANYTHING to destroy Trump & that includes burning down the country.

Felix Krull
Member
Reply to  Boarwild
4 months ago

It’s not just about that. Most of the rest of the world couldn’t care less about Trump, but they’re on the Corona train as well. This is about crashing the world economy and consigning every country in the Western hemisphere to debt slavery.

That way, they can “save” us by pulling the plug on the dollar hegemony, allowing a debt jubilee and replace the dollar with a digital currency, allowing them to monitor every single transaction.

#AlexJonesWasWrong, he wasn’t paranoid enough.

Calsdad
Calsdad
Reply to  MemeWarVet
4 months ago

Here in the Peoples Republic of Massachusetts – Baker the faker has already announced that schools are closed until June 29, and so are the daycares.

So that means that anybody who has kids below an age when they can stay home by themselves – is “locked down” whether everything else is open or not.

3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  Calsdad
4 months ago

All those mothers with young kids should be home with them. And another tiny point of light in the current darkness – it’s shown how utterly unimportant most ‘working’ women are to our economy. The lights are on and the water is still running. I know who’s behind that, and it ain’t wahmen.

Lineman
Lineman
Reply to  3g4me
4 months ago

Exactly right Sister our house didn’t change a bit when this panic hit…

Calsdad
Calsdad
Reply to  3g4me
4 months ago

“Should be” and “can” live in two different worlds.

“Should be” will start gaining real power when we shitcan the empire and all of it’s costs, negroes on welfare, corporate bailouts for ((businesses)), foreign aid, importing massive amounts of H1B workers……. etc.

Maybe when one person can support a family again – you can start seriously using the term “should be” – until then – it’s a pipedream for the vast majority of people.

WhereAreTheVikings
Member
Reply to  Calsdad
4 months ago

C, you make excellent points that I, too, have made forever. The fact that the dollar is now worth 3 cents, as compared to its worth of a dollar in 1913 when the evil Fed came into being, is a big factor. And this latest infusion of billions and billions so that people can virtue-signal with face masks will send the dollars value even lower. However, staying at home can still can be done on one paycheck at a certain level of pay, if one is willing to eschew new cars, 3000 sq. ft. houses, vacations, and all the other… Read more »

WhereAreTheVikings
Member
Reply to  3g4me
4 months ago

Amen, 3g. Do you suppose any of those moms will find it so wonderful that they will make staying home with their children permanent?

Member
Reply to  MemeWarVet
4 months ago

The lockdowns are a wet dream for the Karens and the Cucks (good phrase by the way). They combine hysteria, drama, listening to deceitful experts, scientism and virtue signaling.

tz1
Member
4 months ago

One of the nice things about living out west is we don’t have a full lockdown. For example, as I’m in South Dakota at the moment I was able to get a very good haircut. The bars and restaurants are closed for eating inside but almost all are doing curbside. The only major breakout in SD is the Souix Falls Meat Packing 3rd world refugee camp. Few people vote but I can understant the frequent futility, but voting with your feet is effective. I remember the counter when people told Libertarians to move to stateless Somalia was statists should move… Read more »

Nunnya Bidnez, jr.
Nunnya Bidnez, jr.
Reply to  tz1
4 months ago

please tell us more about the SD meatpacking plants’ employees.
thnx

Barnard
Barnard
Reply to  Nunnya Bidnez, jr.
4 months ago

When the CDC report on Smithfield in Sioux Falls was released yesterday, one of the first areas highlighted in the news was that the outbreak spread because over 40 languages are spoken by plant employees and many of them don’t understand any English. Reviewing local media this morning that has mostly been scrubbed from reports as it might lead some ordinary citizens to conclude diversity is not a strength. The link below comes the closest to still reporting it. The big surprise was that the second death among employees was a white American. His obit showed a picture of him… Read more »

Alzaebo
Reply to  Barnard
4 months ago

I figured it was Smithfield, a Chinese-owned FDI conglomerate.

Some would ban porn, some abortion-
I’d ban foreign direct investment.

sam the man
Reply to  tz1
4 months ago

tz1 , you are glad you are not in Michigan? But at least you could have Dominatrix as a governess.

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  tz1
4 months ago

Kristi Noem, the governor of South Dakota, and her handling of this entire mess have been hugely impressive to me.

She has conducted herself as an honest-to-God leader in complete contrast to the simps and cucks in NY, MI, and DC.

I grew up in Michigan, and I feel bad for my family and friends that are still there. I can tell you Whitmer is not that exceptional. Michigan has always been filled with crazy, unattractive, shrieking harpies.

Barnard
Barnard
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
4 months ago

She is only been impressive compared to others like Whitmer, I wouldn’t say she has been good. At least she has recognized there are limits to what the government should be doing to control people’s lives. Noem resisted calls to implement a shelter in place for the entire state, but if the case count had been much higher she would have done it. A dirt race track in the southeast corner of the state wanted to hold races with spectators tomorrow night, they limited sales to 700(capacity is over 4,000) and made the event cashless to ensure social distancing guidelines… Read more »

Dutch
Dutch
Reply to  Barnard
4 months ago

She is a victim (just as the rest of us are) of the legal community being able to personally and financially destroy her if she gets it wrong. We are all now prisoner to the liability of 20/20 hindsight, and to the nurturing of mercenaries who are able to make a living exploiting that. In a situation with fundamental and consequential unknowns, the decision-making process instinctively errs hard on the side of being careful rather than being bold.

Lawdog
Lawdog
Member
Reply to  tz1
4 months ago

I’m in NJ. Can you please come get me?

Lineman
Lineman
Reply to  Lawdog
4 months ago

😂😂😂😂

Drake
Drake
4 months ago

My Governor is really enjoying playing a Roman Dictator – so he’s crying for unlimited federal cash so he can continue it indefinitely.
http://newjersey.news12.com/story/42045134/gov-murphy-much-of-dollar18-billion-in-federal-coronavirus-relief-likely-unusable

NJ Person
NJ Person
Reply to  Drake
4 months ago

This is amazing. A former governor (Christie) was pilloried because of some relatively minor antics by underlings on the George Washington Bridge. The current one (Murphy) struts about like a caudillo and seems not to get any pushback. What a mistake I made for not getting out of NJ earlier!

Drake
Drake
Reply to  NJ Person
4 months ago

Same here. I had plans but life interfered.

Dave
Dave
Reply to  NJ Person
4 months ago

Murphy, while bad, can’t hold a candle to Cuomo or Newsom. Cuomo is acting like Mussolini, and loving every minute of it. He wants this lockdown to go on indefinitely. If it goes on another month, you will see a mass exodus out of NYC of thousands of small business owners, restaurant owners in particular. Newsom solemnly proclaimed yesterday was California’s worst day because little more than 100 people died of Covid, out of a total population of 40 million. Both of those clowns are pathetic. They hope if they can stretch this out as long as possible, the federal… Read more »

Nunnya Bidnez, jr.
Nunnya Bidnez, jr.
Reply to  Dave
4 months ago

subway ridership is only 5% of normal; the video feeds of major streets like Broadway show that they are still devoid of traffic. I had wanted to go into Manhattan for a look-see, but I don’t think I’ll do that anymore.

Lawdog
Lawdog
Member
Reply to  NJ Person
4 months ago

Well, there’s the rally on the 28th at Trenton. Doubt it’ll change much, but at this point, it’s the principle of the thing.

Wife and I are moving to a red state as soon as we can. After a few years of working in our fields, we’d like to start a business. Not doing that here in NJ.

T. Morris
T. Morris
Reply to  Drake
4 months ago

Are there any bad people (rapists, child predators, murderers, … misogynists, etc.) dying of COVID-19 in NJ? Or NY, for that matter? I ask because every time I watch one of these videos of your Guv (or the POTUS) giving the daily rundown on infections and deaths in the state, I note that, over and over and over again, the words “every life lost is a precious life lost” are uttered incessantly. I must therefore conclude that either the virus preys exclusively on good men and women, or, alternatively, NJ as a state has an uncommon (and inhuman) allotment of… Read more »

Trojan House
Trojan House
4 months ago

Was having a discussion with someone yesterday. He said they would rather the “bad economy” (those are the actual words used) than catching the virus. Something about having underlying health conditions. Careful what you wish for I suppose.

Ris_Eruwaedhiel
Ris_Eruwaedhiel
Reply to  Trojan House
4 months ago

It’s all about him and the heck with everyone else. So quarantine himself.

Is he on Social Security?

Trojan House
Trojan House
Reply to  Ris_Eruwaedhiel
4 months ago

No he’s not. Still working albeit from home.

Ris_Eruwaedhiel
Ris_Eruwaedhiel
Reply to  Trojan House
4 months ago

I wondered if he might not care about massive layoffs because he had his Social Security. Still, quarantine himself if he has a medical condition.

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
Reply to  Trojan House
4 months ago

Sow the wind, reap the whirlwind. Let those people go. They’re getting what they want and deserve.

Drake
Drake
Reply to  Trojan House
4 months ago

In a free country, somebody like that could stay home, social distance, blah, blah, blah.

In an unfree country, everyone would be forced to do it.

Lawdog
Lawdog
Member
Reply to  Trojan House
4 months ago

It’s not a “bad economy.” Such ambiguity insulates people from reality. It’s bread lines, riots, supply chain collapse, hunger, etc. I hate this dichotomy that it’s either “save lives” or “make money.” For some reason, most people find it appealing.

ronehjr
ronehjr
4 months ago

“Adolf Hitler said, “You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.””

I not a historian of aphorisms, but I feel like I’m being trolled.

David_Wright
Member
Reply to  ronehjr
4 months ago

Don’t let him do that to you, as Lenin said, there is a sucker born every minute.

M. B. Lamar
M. B. Lamar
Reply to  ronehjr
4 months ago

Pol Pot was never wiser than when he said, Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what every man wishes, that he also believes to be true.

MemeWarVet
MemeWarVet
Reply to  M. B. Lamar
4 months ago

Confucius say: “Yall’z a bunch of beitches an sheeit”

james wilson
james wilson
Member
Reply to  ronehjr
4 months ago

It’s just assumed we sophisticates know it’s Yogi Berra although some crackpot historians have attributed it to Barnum.

M. B. Lamar
M. B. Lamar
Reply to  james wilson
4 months ago

Oh, no, I’m pretty sure it was Czar Nicholas II. Though admittedly I often confuse him and Scott Baio.

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
4 months ago

I can’t believe people don’t understand how bad this is. They thought it would be a 2 week vacation, now they think it’ll be a V shaped recession. Life in the abattoir, driven down the chute.

Weirdest part is I’m optimistic about the other side of this, but more than a few in my small life still saying I’m crazy, pessimistic, etc. It’s like they want this misery so they can be put out of it. Twilight Zone!

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Paintersforms
4 months ago

If I was a cynic, I’d almost think the dirt people were being put in their place by the cloud people. I read awhile back before the “Panic” that real growth in wages for 2018 was looking to be 3.5%. Now that’s gone and as punishment for improper voting, their jobs are taken away as well.

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
Reply to  Compsci
4 months ago

I’ve never been more aware of narrative’s role in statecraft, because the movie isn’t convincing anymore. That’s how you know it’s going to end, if that makes any sense. When did it start? I want to say the first black president was too much. Some people took it to mean anything was possible, others called BS and checked out. Either way people were really saying they’d lost faith. It’s amazing how important that is. Maybe other people take the jackboot, but you need to capture white’s imaginations to keep us in line. Thousands of European winters made us too hard… Read more »

Dutch
Dutch
Reply to  Paintersforms
4 months ago

When the Lightbringer was first elected, I took the “OK, let’s see what you got” attitude. We got anger, petulance, a guy who couldn’t keep up and masked it with constant acts of self-congratulations, and a guy who couldn’t go off the TelePrompTer and utter a clear sentence. Which, in and of itself, didn’t indicate that it was over. The fact that people defended and ignored all of this stuff, and pretended everything was better than ever, that’s what told me it was all over.

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
Reply to  Dutch
4 months ago

I think it was the beginning of the end. Obama broke the American narrative, and he knew it. Hope and change and all of that. Dumbass thought he was an historical figure, really people didn’t know how to behave with a black guy having that much power. It broke the spell.

Phoenix
Phoenix
Reply to  Compsci
4 months ago

Composi- Iabsolutely believe that is a large part of Everything the powers-that-be do…

Glenfilthie
Glenfilthie
Member
4 months ago

“ Then again, prior hoaxes and panics have been cost free. People could enjoy them from the comfort of home and still go outside and keep their job. This time, there will be a real cost to this elaborate morality tale. Maybe this time is different.” ———- It absolutely is. In days past, the people had to get past the propaganda before they went after Hitler. Now that the mass media doesn’t work anymore, and Baghdad Bob has more credibility than CNN… anything can happen now that unsavoury dissidents and hate/crime thinkers can take centre stage right from their own… Read more »

JohnTyler
JohnTyler
4 months ago

Adolf Hitler said, “You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.”

Uh, no he did not say this.

Abe Lincoln said it.
And ZMAN knows that.
So either he wished to see if anybody picked up on his “mistake,” or he is strongly suggesting Abe engaged in policies that were detrimental to individual liberties, like tossing political opponents of the Civil War into the pokey – which he did.

And Woodrow Wilson did likewise during WWI.

WhereAreTheVikings
Member
Reply to  JohnTyler
4 months ago

Tyrants of a feather . . .

Bill_Mullins
Member
Reply to  JohnTyler
4 months ago

Ah, Mr Tyler? There is absolutely ZERO evidence of Lincoln saying that. The earliest appearance of the saying dates to 1885 – TWO DECADES after Lincoln was assassinated.

Chad Hayden
Chad Hayden
Reply to  JohnTyler
4 months ago

JT.. I think you missed the joke..

Exile
Exile
Member
Reply to  JohnTyler
4 months ago

The War of Northern Progression and Lincoln’s America as a Second Founding, the modern Empire vs. antebellum Republic are all pretty common themes here. Sam Francis & Pat Buchanan are good company to keep.

vxxc💂🏻‍♂️😉 Toxic masculinity vector
4 months ago

The Elites and the Dems are not “hoping” for economic devastation, they’ve done it; and gotten immensely richer doing so.

The message is clear; THEY HAVE THE POWER. They do, we complied.

You don’t have to fool anyone if they comply. Its the difference between Trotsky and the Tudors; Trotsky demands you believe, the Tudors demand only loyalty.

The child may say the Emperor has no clothes, it matters not if the adults comply. We did.

I suspect we’ll comply in November as well, and it matters not as Trump now complies.

vxxc💂🏻‍♂️😉 Toxic masculinity vector

He’s President TINO now, Trump In Name Only.

La Fronde du Trump is over.

WhereAreTheVikings
Member

The globalists brought him to heel, didn’t they? To the point that he’s now criticizing that Georgia governor for showing some common sense by restoring some liberty.. No matter what Trump does from this point on, he caved and set a tyrannical precedent, confirming that the original purpose and spirit of this country is no more. The Chinese must be salivating over the prospect of releasing the next germ next winter.

LineInTheSand
LineInTheSand
Reply to  WhereAreTheVikings
4 months ago

“Putin says it doesn’t matter who the president of the US is. Well-dressed men in black suits will come and tell him how things are done.”

https://twitter.com/hocmountain/status/1253430027527393281

Carrie Cox
Carrie Cox
Reply to  WhereAreTheVikings
4 months ago

Fauci, Birx, CDC talking head, Cuomo and Newsome are leading the country now. Trump backhands Governor Kemp over his plan to reopen small business with caution. Big part of that is obvious, Trump holds it against Kemp that he didn’t go with his choice for the vacant senate in Georgia. By doing that and continually quoting the discredited study of millions of deaths, Trump hurts the cause of Covid sanity.

greyenlightenment

yeah but the plan. gotta trust it , man . storm coming.

M. B. Lamar
M. B. Lamar

My wife, not as red pilled as me – salmon pilled? But she gets it. Anyway, she said her biggest surprise in all this was how people were so eager to surrender their freedom, and attack her when she suggested, essentially, that tyranny is a bad thing, and freedom is worth defending. What could I tell her? America died some time ago. It took Coronaburger to make it undeniably obvious.

Lawdog
Lawdog
Member
Reply to  M. B. Lamar
4 months ago

Wife is also salmon. And let me tell you, after a month in the house, I’m sick of sushi for dinner.

M. B. Lamar
M. B. Lamar
Reply to  Lawdog
4 months ago

haha. Thanks for the literal LOL.

Drake
Drake
Reply to  M. B. Lamar
4 months ago

My wife is similar. Was willing to wait things out – then Murphy closed the state forest next to our house – just to show who was in charge.

TorontoTraveller
TorontoTraveller
Reply to  M. B. Lamar
4 months ago

“Salmon pilled” – love that. We can call them “the Omega-3’s”

Exile
Exile
Member
4 months ago

“This is where the aphorism breaks down. People seem to be quite happy being fooled on a regular basis.” This is a sentiment conservatives, paleocons and libertarians have experienced for decades, captured best in the meme of the libertarian megaphoning a brick wall (“how libertarians see themselves.”) Viewed as a close-up selfie, it depicts the rationalist as a lone hero bravely speaking truth, frustrated by the very nature of his listeners. Do they just not want to understand, or are they unable to? Through a wider-angle lens, however, shouting at a brick wall isn’t brave, it’s just crazy – and… Read more »

Dutch
Dutch
Reply to  Exile
4 months ago

Well, one has three basic choices. Try to change the thinking of the majority, throw sand in the works, or bail out and leave. Or some combination of the three. It goes back to the idea that sometimes there is no good answer, and only the least bad one. I suppose there is a fourth choice, which seems to be my choice, right now, by default. That is, to sit back, watch it all happen, and simply marvel at the insipidity of humans. They take a politically oriented opinion on something, beat it into the ground, and close off any… Read more »

MemeWarVet
MemeWarVet
Reply to  Dutch
4 months ago

Sitting back and not acting is not necessarily The same as doing nothing.

It’s pretty clear we’ve lost the initial PR war on this thing, and if there is one thing people hate, it’s admitting they were wrong. The whitepill is that GloboHomo has overreacted so badly that the coming months and years will open up significant opportunities for us.

To Exile’s point, the Siegfried Line of 1917 gave way to the maneuver warfare of 1918.

Chad Hayden
Chad Hayden
Reply to  MemeWarVet
4 months ago

Great reference Meme…a return to mobility. Although I believe you’re referring to the Hindenburg line. Siegfried was circa WWII

Lawdog
Lawdog
Member
Reply to  Dutch
4 months ago

I’m a sucker for this style of writing.

Exile
Exile
Member
Reply to  Dutch
4 months ago

Dutch I’m still up for peeling off some useful members of the majority with determined messaging. As for sitting back and watching things play out, Taleb has some good advice in “Anti-Fragile” about the virtues of procrastination, non-intervention and picking your battles patiently.

Chad Hayden
Chad Hayden
Reply to  Exile
4 months ago

Ex – This is a critical point. Normies are sheep, and will follow whoever they feel is a winner. We have to play the smart, long game. Better to invest resources in our movement rather than throw everything into convincing people who will be re-convinced by something else tomorrow. Z has pointed out many good strategies – different conferences to attend, building communities, pushing for freedom of association, gun rights, getting involved in political campaigns to find like-minded insiders, etc. IMO the single biggest thing we can do is to create strong male friendships and spend time together away from… Read more »

Exile
Exile
Member
Reply to  Chad Hayden
4 months ago

Chad, +1 on all of that. We have to cast a wide net, sort for quality over quantity and work a lot of side-angles while playing a long game. I’m sour on the 2016-take-back-America approach that a lot of us still sound like we’re invested in. Electoral politics is situationally useful, particularly on a local scale, more to throw sand in the Empire’s gears than to implement an overt agenda.

Chad Hayden
Chad Hayden
Reply to  Exile
4 months ago

Yes, the culture wars are simply part of the cultural-political terrain to use to our advantage. Have to maintain the wide-lens frame…

MemeWarVet
MemeWarVet
Reply to  Exile
4 months ago

It seems the Empire is dead-set on committing suicide in a titanic orgy of virtue-signaling.

We never had the power to destroy it, but if they do the job for us…

David Davenport
David Davenport
Reply to  Chad Hayden
4 months ago

“IMO the single biggest thing we can do is to create strong male friendships and spend time together away from women. Organizing flows naturally from there.”

Maybe you should become a Freemason. If you don’t live way out in the boondocks, there’s probably a Mason’s lodge near you. The Masons are eager to recruit non-geriatric new members.

Pete
Pete
4 months ago

“ Adolf Hitler said, “You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.”

I don’t care how clever and insightful Hitler appears with this quote. Hitler was easily the most evil man who ever lived. A monster who led a brutal army to slaughter 6 million innocent Jews. I’m sure the author could have used a more appropriate quotation.

Chet Rollins
Chet Rollins
Reply to  Pete
4 months ago

I’m reading this in the nasally voice of my shitlib neighbor.

BadThinker
BadThinker
Reply to  Chet Rollins
4 months ago

Vocal Fry is The Worst.

Gasman
Gasman
Reply to  Pete
4 months ago

@Pete,

You’re not serious, are you?

Chad Hayden
Chad Hayden
Reply to  Pete
4 months ago

Stay in south bend Pete!

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Pete
4 months ago

Z-man has trolled Pete? How did he know Pete would be lurking? Amazing! 🙂

BTP
Member
Reply to  Pete
4 months ago

@Pete – and he was totally against capitalism, which is even worse. It’s like he never even read von Mises.

Chad Hayden
Chad Hayden
Reply to  BTP
4 months ago

BTP, now what he needed was a small low-interest loan…

BTP
Member
Reply to  Chad Hayden
4 months ago

@Chad – what, you’re a fan of big government now, just like he was?!?!?

Lawdog
Lawdog
Member
Reply to  Pete
4 months ago

Don’t touch him, guys: he’s gluten free!

Pete
Pete
Reply to  Pete
4 months ago

this just feels like a multi-level troll here.

Exile
Exile
Member
Reply to  Pete
4 months ago

Mossad so ghey….

TorontoTravellee
TorontoTravellee
Reply to  Pete
4 months ago

How can you fools give this a down-vote? Obviously Oliver and Hun are signing in under multiple accounts since there is no way that 25 Zman readers exist who don’t get the joke.

Oliver, Hun – I am warning you: If Z needs to start moderating comments to control the likes of you, I will rain down holy terror and a barrage of blows about your heads and necks

Hun
Hun
Reply to  TorontoTravellee
4 months ago

Are you retarded? What are you talking about?

Pete
Pete
Reply to  TorontoTravellee
4 months ago

“ there is no way that 25 Zman readers exist who don’t get the joke.”

It is quite astonishing. But, hey, it’s a big diverse world now. IQ is continually plummeting. Could be the chem trails or more likely the corn syrup.

bilejones
Member
Reply to  Pete
4 months ago

I do like well done satire. Please play again soon.

Chet Rollins
Chet Rollins
4 months ago

Got a phone call from my manager saying he was optimistic we would be back into the office on April 4 and could discontinue work from home. Came in this morning and The Wicked Witch of the North extended the stay at home order to April 15th. But we can use motorboats now, so it’s relaxed or something. The “Science!” is in, and the lockdowns are useless, but that doesn’t matter. It never did. This is the beginning of the 20 year rule by petty tyrants before the system begins to visibly collapse. All China has to do is stay… Read more »

Chad Hayden
Chad Hayden
Reply to  Chet Rollins
4 months ago

Chet, did you mean May 4th/May 15th?

Chet Rollins
Chet Rollins
Reply to  Chad Hayden
4 months ago

oops. May 15th.

Hun
Hun
Reply to  Chet Rollins
4 months ago

It is starting to look like China is the big winner here. Their leadership must be laughing their asses off at western stupidity.

All the talk about the need to move production away from China is just that – talk. It’s not going to happen in any substantial way. At most, western capital/owners will be slowly removed from the equation.

Mathematician's Apprentice
Mathematician's Apprentice
4 months ago

It seems like our business leaders have learned a lot from the Chinese. Amazon stealing data to develop competing products isn’t quite the same thing as blatant IP theft, but it’s not far off. You didn’t mention this, Z, but here’s another bit of news related to corona that might interest everyone: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/21/global-hunger-could-be-next-big-impact-of-coronavirus-pandemic I’ve been reading a lot of Africa-based news recently, and the supply chains there are stretched in the best of times. The 2010s migrant crisis in Europe was based on a few million migrants. Just imagine what could happen if 130 million Africans, Haitians, and Bangladeshis suddenly… Read more »

Dave
Dave
Reply to  Mathematician's Apprentice
4 months ago

Hundreds of millions of Africans rolling into Europe all at once has been on the front page of the globalist agenda for a generation.
There is nothing accidental about any of the economic destruction, and the consequences that will inevitably follow. The guys at the top wanted a total global reset, and they’re getting it.
It’s Christmas time for GloboHomo, Inc.

Bill_Mullins
Member
4 months ago

Sorry, ZMan, but it wasn’t Hitler who originated the “fool the people” aphorism. That saying can reliably be dated back to 1885 – too late for Lincoln but much too early for Hitler. The fact is you never have to fool all the people any of the time. The fact is you only have to fool enough of the people enough of the time to ensure that you STAY IN POWER! Because, in the final analysis, acquiring and keeping power is what it is really about. The state laws (at least in Texas) enabling the politicians to place us all… Read more »

T. Morris
T. Morris
Reply to  Bill_Mullins
4 months ago

Yes, yes, we know. The DemonKKKrats have always been the REAL RACISTS, and the Republiturds the real FREEDOM LOVERS. Bam! Bam! BAM BAM BAM

BadThinker
BadThinker
Reply to  T. Morris
4 months ago

He really owned the libs on that one didn’t he? A regular Ben Shapiro.

T. Morris
T. Morris
Reply to  BadThinker
4 months ago

I just hope he’ll take the hint and stop emasculating his comments with the underwhelming use of bold type, juvenile level references to “demonKKKrats,” and that sort of thing. Hell, I can read the comments under “Daily Signal/Heritage Foundation” articles and get that. In spades. I rightly expect better at the Z-Man.

One can be right without appearing juvenile and stupid at the same time.

Exile
Exile
Member
Reply to  Bill_Mullins
4 months ago

You’re not tall enough for this ride yet, Bill.

Lawdog
Lawdog
Member
Reply to  Exile
4 months ago

I bet he’s just a little stressed. But yeah, the bold type has gotta go.

Lineman
Lineman
Reply to  Exile
4 months ago

Yea but but at least he isn’t a wayyycist like the rest of us here😂

TorontoTraveller
TorontoTraveller
Reply to  Bill_Mullins
4 months ago

HEY BILL –

MORE CAPS!
MORE SELECTIVE BOLDING!!
MORE COWBELL!!!

Dutch
Dutch
4 months ago

TPTB are simply taking it all down now, because the rubes refuse to stay in their lane and put up with things any more. It’s as simple as that.

BTW, word on the street is that very little of the $450 billion(!) in “small business support” money actually is making it to small business. The sums actually being distributed are a tiny fraction of the overall amount. Where did it all go? Whose pockets did it line?

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Dutch
4 months ago

I can confirm one assertion you made. Small business we contract with called the very first day after noon and was told, sorry no money left. Perhaps the claim that banks prefer not to lend to their smaller customers is true?

Dutch
Dutch
Reply to  Compsci
4 months ago

Assume there are a million small businesses applying and each one is asking for $100k (the actual numbers appear to be fewer and at a smaller dollar amount per). That’s a hundred billion, out of the $450 billion with small business’ name all over it. It was so bad that another roughly $250 billion is being sent in that direction this weekend. Someone is making out like a bandit on all of this.

WhereAreTheVikings
Member
Reply to  Dutch
4 months ago

“Someone is making out like a bandit on all of this.” Yeah — the Fed.

Lawdog
Lawdog
Member
Reply to  Compsci
4 months ago

I’ve heard rumors that unemployment is doing the same for former 1099 employees in NJ. “Sorry, no money left.” *click*

3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  Dutch
4 months ago

In addition to it being designed that way (i.e. all the $ going to ‘non profits’ and colleges and big business) it came with a lot of strings. I don’t recall where I saw it first, but I shared with a friend the bit about these loans requiring “active” diversity measures for 5 years. She looked into it and all those requirements alone would ruin her. I’m all for getting what one can out of the ‘murrican carcass, but this really is poisoned bait.

jwm
jwm
4 months ago

Yesterday was warm and clear here in So Cal, a welcome relief after a few weeks of cold gray weather. I took the red bike out early for a long cruise. The red bike is my daily rider. It’s a fat tire cruiser, but it’s set up for doing serious mileage. I started out putting in some warm up time in the neighborhoods around home before taking it up into some hillier roads. There were few folks out walking the residential streets near my house. One of the streets was deserted except for a short, slight woman, probably in her… Read more »

Dutch
Dutch
Reply to  jwm
4 months ago

I don’t wear a mask when I am out and about in the neighborhood, getting my fresh air and Vitamin D. But I do wear one at the stores. And I try to maintain a bit of a distance always. Why? Because these pitiful people are really scared. They have bought in to all of this. To mock them to the point where it triggers them just seems needlessly cruel, at this point. They are terrified, and it is really a sad thing to see, but there it is.

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Dutch
4 months ago

The reason to wear a mask in the stores is to preclude the possibility you will get singled out by a snitch or security guard that wants to make the 6 o’clock news.

jwm
jwm
Reply to  Dutch
4 months ago

Dutch:
I have one to wear in the grocery stores, because the grocery stores won’t let you in without one. That notwithstanding, I would do it, not because of the state, or because of “the rules”, but as a courtesy to the person standing at the register. That guy, or gal is all day indoors face to face with strangers. That’s a far different situation than being outdoors. Nonetheless, I see many many people wearing them when out alone without another soul within hundreds of yards. That is raw paranoia.

JWM

Epaminondas
Member
Reply to  Dutch
4 months ago

I refuse to wear the goddamn things.

WhereAreTheVikings
Member
Reply to  Epaminondas
4 months ago

10,000 upvotes, my friend.

Merit
Merit
Reply to  jwm
4 months ago

I am also in SoCal and while out to pick up sushi from my favorite place on a sunny early evening this week I saw: – The 4 blocks from my house to the major blvd had over three dozen people walking or biking, mostly in couples of families. In normal times I would see one person out. Maybe one woman had a mask, but no one else. Seems the groups just veered away from one another if they got close, no one seemed to be freaking out – My favorite sushi joint is in an area I used to… Read more »

Josh
Josh
4 months ago

The small manufacturing company dropped everyone’s hours from 40 to 32 to stave off furloughing employees. Fortunately we can use vacation and leave time to cover, along with sharing time with others. I spent yesterday scheduling everyone. Our business is down 75% from last year at this time. Prior to this, we were running record sales.

LineInTheSand
LineInTheSand
4 months ago

I haven’t picked a side, maybe I’m not so bright. However, it has been interesting to see guys who usually agree on many issues sharply disagree.

On one side, we have Z and Ramzpaul who say this is a bad flu and that imposing an economic depression is far worse than the virus.

On the other side, we have Richard Spencer and Michael Savage saying we haven’t done enough to flatten the curve.

How will this all look in a few years?

Chad Hayden
Chad Hayden
Reply to  LineInTheSand
4 months ago

In a few yrs it’ll probably be a thing people barely remember. Crises are so common and so hyped, and everyone is so involved, that there’s no energy to spare for reflection.

M. B. Lamar
M. B. Lamar
Reply to  Chad Hayden
4 months ago

Assuming the coup succeeds, memory-holed immediately. Hard. Like Las Vegas shooter hard. If somehow it doesn’t, it can and will be resurrected every November until 2024.

BTP
Member
Reply to  LineInTheSand
4 months ago

@LineInTheSand –

The idea behind a flat curve was to prevent hospital overloading. Except for NYC and New Orleans, maybe, we have been so successful at not overloading hospital capacity that hospitals are empty.

None of which takes away from our heroic healthcare workers, whose heroism can no more be hidden in countless tiktok dance videos than Jeanne d’Arc’s grace could be hidden under chainmail.

vxxc💂🏻‍♂️😉 Toxic masculinity vector
Reply to  BTP
4 months ago

Well the hospitals are going bankrupt. They flattened the curve alright.

Josh
Josh

The hospital my wife works at has cut hours, reinstated elective procedures that require hospitalization for less than 24 hours cut PTO, bonuses, and reduced doctor, management, and CEO by 10, 18-25, and 50 percent respectively. They have really flatten their pay curve to stay in business.

james wilson
james wilson
Member
Reply to  LineInTheSand
4 months ago

I’ll tell you how it looks right now. This is what a feminized culture looks like. It’s still directed by a few thousand bad actors who are male but the women have made it easy for them. Only the dead generations could tell us what we look like. The future generations will only be more of the same except worse. Unless, events.

Carrie Cox
Carrie Cox
Reply to  james wilson
4 months ago

I would give up my vote in a minute if it would restore sanity to our country. Only 30-40 years ago, things were infinitely saner.

greyenlightenment
Reply to  LineInTheSand
4 months ago

go figure, socialists and neocons support lockdowns

Carrie Cox
Carrie Cox
Reply to  LineInTheSand
4 months ago

Michael Savage is also bemoaning our loss of liberty, our meek capitulation to authoritarians like Cuomo and Newsome. He has been for quarantining the vulnerable population not all of us. He’s been very critical of state government’s overreaction.

Chad Hayden
Chad Hayden
4 months ago

Had a video conference this morning with three lady coworkers. I’m in a state where I can still go into the office so I show up looking presentable. These ladies all hop the conference from home looking sweaty from their workouts or having just rolled out of bed, all of them wearing tank tops. For the next 40 minutes they snipe at each other and miss most of the important points the mtg was supposed to cover. NAWALT, but show some professional courtesy. They think the “pandemic” gives them an excuse to half-ass it everywhere. I’m junior to all three… Read more »

vxxc💂🏻‍♂️😉 Toxic masculinity vector
Reply to  Chad Hayden
4 months ago

Gotta have 19th man…

Lineman
Lineman
Reply to  Chad Hayden
4 months ago

What the heck man get out of that life and join the trades and if you join mine you won’t ever have to work with women again…

SixxSigma
SixxSigma
Reply to  Lineman
4 months ago

Welder here. Only woman we see at the yard is the bosse’s wife!

Citizen of a Silly Country
Citizen of a Silly Country
4 months ago

A huge portion of state and county pensions are utterly screwed. Even with return assumptions of ~7%, they’re still underfunded. There’s zero chance that they earn 7% with the 10-year treasury at 0.6%. It. Will. Not. Happen.

What’s funny is that everyone knows it won’t happen. They just assume that there will be a bailout. What’s more, they’re probably right.

Dutch
Dutch
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
4 months ago

Establishing bailouts, as the norm, is part of the agenda here, no doubt.

Citizen of a Silly Country
Citizen of a Silly Country
Reply to  Dutch
4 months ago

Bailouts are power. Z’s right. We’re moving toward a palace economy where friends of the kind do well.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
4 months ago

So, we (pensioners) get a bailout—with funny money. Sooner or later you pay the piper. Take a haircut now, or see your pension shrink in purchasing power later. No free lunch.

Citizen of a Silly Country
Citizen of a Silly Country
Reply to  Compsci
4 months ago

Maybe. But it’s all part of the growing palace economy that Z has noted. Everything – corporate bond market, munis, pensions, mortgages, ultimately the stock market – runs through Washington. We’re all beholden to DC to dole out what it feels we deserve.

Will that hold? I don’t know. Will DC over promise and lose control of the money supply. Possible. But they’ll still hold the whip. Everything will still funnel through DC.

JescoWhite
JescoWhite
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
4 months ago

Lots of talk about SDR as new world reserve currency today. People should consider that the value of a currency derives from imposing taxes in said denomination. Who pay taxes in SDR? Nobody right now.

Keep an eye out for for a new Global taxing authority that collects SDR’s from nation states. The IMF/BIS needs your nation state to do your part in the fight against invisible sequences of RNA!

WhereAreTheVikings
Member
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
4 months ago

DC lost control of the money supply in 1913.

james wilson
james wilson
Member
Reply to  WhereAreTheVikings
4 months ago

No, quite the reverse.

BadThinker
BadThinker
Reply to  Compsci
4 months ago

I think we’re going to have a real life experiment in MMT. And it might last longer than we think as crazy as it sounds. What was it that Adam Smith said? “In the long run, we are all dead”.

LineInTheSand
LineInTheSand
Reply to  BadThinker
4 months ago

Keynes said that, “BadThinker”

BadThinker
BadThinker
Reply to  LineInTheSand
4 months ago

I know… just trying to keep up the good work of Zman in the post.

LineInTheSand
LineInTheSand
Reply to  BadThinker
4 months ago

My mistake

Lawdog
Lawdog
Member
Reply to  LineInTheSand
4 months ago

It wasn’t “your mistake.” It was Badthinker who said that.

Citizen of a Silly Country
Citizen of a Silly Country
Reply to  BadThinker
4 months ago

I couldn’t believe that MMT was a real thing a few years back. But here we are. The fed and Congress are tightening their grip. The Treas Dept using the fed to be their banker is not a good thing. Treas deposits some $ in the fed which levers it up 10 times to buy anything and everything. That’s the technicality that allows the fed to buy securities not guaranteed by the gov’t. Technically, it’s the Treas Dept, i.e. Congress, not the fed. By the using the fed, Congress can 10X its money available for stimulus. In essence, the president… Read more »

james wilson
james wilson
Member
Reply to  BadThinker
4 months ago

Pretty sure those were Philippides last words.

abprosper
abprosper
Reply to  Compsci
4 months ago

Want to make it worse? Fail to have a stable pension system and your savings rate hits the paradox of thrift territory right away. The modern economy is at its fundamentals an efficiency trap. We can see this in this shutdown with 50% unemployment in L.A. and hefty underemployment on top of that and yet so long as some money is handed out, people survive. Essentially a great many workers are in every in every way unnecessary or a luxury. This kind of lopsided overly productive economy guarantees massive state spending and a palace economy. We become Saudi Arabia and… Read more »

nailheadtom
Reply to  Compsci
4 months ago

History is littered with large groups of people accepting fiction as fact. The concept of retirement, once a benefit for elder Roman legionnaires, is one of those. At least the Roman heroes were rewarded with land in occupied territories rather than just increasingly valueless coinage. The current neo-Bismarckian retirement system isn’t about your golden years, it’s about turning as much as possible of your savings into the raw material of the banking system and its close cousin the world of business finance. Without your contribution corporate nabobs would actually be required to supply decent goods and services. Instead, they use… Read more »

nailheadtom
Reply to  nailheadtom
4 months ago

Adding insult to injury is the idea that others are more qualified to handle our money than we are. Maybe that’s true. Is there even a moment in basic education that’s devoted to balancing a checkbook or interpreting a balance sheet? Frat boys can explain an esoteric NFL quarterback rating to assemble their fantasy league teams but can’t explain how a mortgage works. It’s probably better if the government just doles out money/goods as needed, like they’re already doing for much of the population.

abprosper
abprosper
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
4 months ago

Maybe. If I may White Pill a bit Cocaine Mitch seems to be firmly in the no bailouts camp and instead wants States to be given the power to go bankrupt.

That would be interesting….

Lawdog
Lawdog
Member
4 months ago

What a long, strange (non)trip it’s been…

Nunnya Bidnez, jr.
Nunnya Bidnez, jr.
Reply to  Lawdog
4 months ago

pffft, it’s just a box of rain.

Lawdog
Lawdog
Member
Reply to  Nunnya Bidnez, jr.
4 months ago

Haha. Yup, this crisis certainly has a…touch of gay.

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
4 months ago

One point I’ve only seen mentioned briefly anywhere is the Long March of media pre-programming designed to plant the seeds of susceptibility to pandemic fear in the public’s mind.

I’m specifically referring to the nearly continuous steam of zombie-focused popular entertainment over the last two decades.

That media stream is understood to have begun with 28 Days Later, which was released in 2002. Since then we’ve had a nearly continuous flood of zombie-media across all formats, with World War Z and The Walking Dead as the most high-profile of hundreds, possibly thousands of different iterations of this concept.

M. B. Lamar
M. B. Lamar
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
4 months ago

I really like that Gates put Pandemic on Netflix immediately before the release.

BadThinker
BadThinker
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
4 months ago

I’m not sure there’s a cause-effect. Is pandemic media popular *because* of a change in the character of a people, or is a people’s character changed because of the media?

Severian
4 months ago

If the DR really wants to do something useful out in the real world — I know, I know, but let’s acknowledge the possibility, however remote — resurrect the word “coward.” They’re not being prudent, they’re not “flattening” anything, they’re just *scared*. They know they lack both brains and balls, so they’ll outsource their “thinking” to whichever wannabe-tyrant promises them a binky. If you have Photoshop skills, make a digital white feather and and hand it out with wild abandon – let *them* figure out what it means (Google will tell you, but the image itself will take a while… Read more »

Anon
Anon
Reply to  Severian
4 months ago

How do these look? Some with words, as well as one just the feather.

Flatten the Curve
We’re All In This Together
Stay Home Stay Safe
Blank

The Blank can be used to create your own poster, or just hand out. I used the “Big Brother” font. https://www.dafont.com/big-brother.font

Some others from good old 1984 (but probably not very useful now):
https://postimg.cc/qNHkFz4C
https://postimg.cc/87YxYYhX

Severian
Reply to  Anon
4 months ago

I love it! Might suggest changing the background color to emphasize that it’s a *white* feather (on a white background it could be mistaken for an outline).

Anon
Anon
Reply to  Severian
4 months ago

Some more, for social media. Groypers – you out there? Did these in Blue. I changed the font on these to appear less threatening and happy, for more of a ‘sneak these in on social media’ kind of thing. Used Lucida Handwriting, Size 80. Black. Flatten The Curve Stay Home Stay Safe We’re All In This Together Keep Your Distance Do Your Part, Stay At Home Heroes Stay At Home Blank For a more aggressive look, here’s some in Red. Flatten The Curve Stay Home Stay Safe We’re All In This Together Keep Your Distance Do Your Part Stay At… Read more »

Muchdakka
Muchdakka
4 months ago

Zman, could you put the intro and ending songs up in the post? Been enjoying The Power Hour a lot. And some of the song choices you pick I don’t know what they are but think they’re great. Like the outro today

BadThinker
BadThinker
Reply to  Muchdakka
4 months ago

Lady in Black by Uriah Heep (a 70’s band that is primarily rock/metal/prog). They’re known for a few other hits as well. Sort of a off-brand Led Zepplin in an odd way. A lot of his others are classic Metal such as Iron Maiden (and Bruce Dickinson). Z’s taste in music is pretty good, imho.

CZ Master race
CZ Master race
Reply to  BadThinker
4 months ago

I saw Uriah Heep open up for Def Leppard on the Pyromania tour. ’83 I think.

tarstarkas
tarstarkas
4 months ago

The “bailout” bill that was signed into law provided mostly funding of left-wing causes. All kinds of gibs programs were funded out to 2024!
Guy searches the bill for 000,000 and finds endless million plus funding for left-wing and anti-white causes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5s3Gc00Dvrw&t=2s

Indian affairs, “urban” renewal and the like, NPR, Planned Parenthood dot dot friggin dot!

abprosper
abprosper
Reply to  tarstarkas
4 months ago

Is anyone surprised? You can’t get a bailout through a divided Congress without handouts for the Left and their pet causes. The other options was to tell Pelosi and the others No and Hell No but this would have precluded bailing out any of the Republicans pet causes . A full No! to bailouts would have wiped out the US and possibly the global economy in its entirety and caused massive unrest as well. With some limited food support and such, a total redo debt jubilee, restrict trade and a lot more would have been the correct thing but this… Read more »

Guest
Guest
4 months ago

There are two meaningful political goals that the dissident right should pursue in this crisis. The first goal is that any bailout to states and/or local government should be allocated as block grants to the states, and that each state gets an equal amount. The second goal should be that any state which accepts a federal bailout must include a ballot in the 2020 election that allows individual counties to secede from the state to join a neighboring state. As to the first goal, this may have started as a genuine, manageable health crisis, but it has morphed into little… Read more »

Alzaebo
Reply to  Guest
4 months ago

“morphed into little more than the greatest raid on the US Treasury in history. Bailouts of state and local governments are now a certainty, and the blue states are going to seize this opportunity to raid the US Treasury to subsidize their underwater pension obligations”

Hot dog. I think that nailed it. Major kudos.

vxxc💂🏻‍♂️😉 Toxic masculinity vector
4 months ago

My Heart lies with freeing my people from the rule of the insane and evil, but my mind overwhelms with that not being possible. The willingly enserfed by the clearly corrupt and insane cannot be saved.

I don’t even really care about the Constitution as much as getting out from under the insane, the priority is clear.

But one cannot make men of cattle.

Wait and watch then. Perhaps a quorum of men will appear.

Lawdog
Lawdog
Member

What do we have right now besides the protests, contaminated and quasi castrated as they are?

abprosper
abprosper
Reply to  Lawdog
4 months ago

Baby steps. The Right has been brainwashed for 50 years or more into thinking that cooperation for political goals is something only Leftists and Commies do. At least these gun marches and protests useless as they may be teach otherwise and lay the foundation for cooperation. Also as VXXC’s comment about a quorum of men. You are the foundation of that quorum. Its your job to learn to think in political terms and goals and learn to organize to get them. To paraphrase the late Sam Francis, the Right is mostly made of beautiful losers. Learn to stop losing and… Read more »

LineInTheSand
LineInTheSand
4 months ago

The times in which we live:

“GoFundMe to ‘buy booze’ for Meridian cop who arrested anti-vax mom in closed playground”

https://www.idahostatesman.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/words-deeds/article242229816.html#storylink=topdigest_latest

Pity the girls really named “Karen.” I had a girlfriend in the 90s named “Karen” and I wouldn’t mind one more go with her.

LineInTheSand
LineInTheSand
Reply to  LineInTheSand
4 months ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=LbvfUOPueFU&app=desktop

This is how sweet white people protest other sweet white people, without the presence of non-whites or jews.

lurking_in_hope
lurking_in_hope
Reply to  LineInTheSand
4 months ago

Line in the Sand: if she’s in her 90s isn’t she vulnerable to COVID?

Frip
Member
Reply to  lurking_in_hope
4 months ago

Karen Ruth Bader Ginsburg

LineInTheSand
LineInTheSand
Reply to  Frip
4 months ago

What’s she wearing under that black robe Frip?

bilejones
Member
Reply to  lurking_in_hope
4 months ago

As any traumatized transgender can tell you, pronouns matter.
It was not “her” 90’s

Questioner
Questioner
4 months ago

I am beginning to suspect that the powers that be are aware that there is no avoiding the economic disaster they have created and are now looking for something to blame the destruction on.

Lawdog
Lawdog
Member
Reply to  Questioner
4 months ago

See, we’ve even convinced AOC to join us!

Lawdog
Lawdog
Member
4 months ago

Phil Murph appeared on TV today.

My mom: (referencing his M.P.B)What’s that on his head, a twat?

urbando
urbando
Reply to  Lawdog
4 months ago

Lawdog, what is M.P.B? A web search yielded: Maritime and Port Bureau, a bureau in Taiwan Media Prima Berhad, a Malaysian media corporation Música popular brasileira, Brazilian popular music Male pattern baldness Monthly Playboy, the Japanese edition of Playboy magazine Mountain pine beetle, a barkbeetle in the USA and Canada Mississippi Public Broadcasting, the public broadcasting network of Mississippi, United States Most Precious Blood (band), a New York City hardcore band etc. Jargon is just killing me, but there is not too much on this site. Still, I do many searches to attempt to relieve my cluelessness regarding contemporary slang… Read more »

Lawdog
Lawdog
Member
Reply to  urbando
4 months ago

Male pattern baldness. Sorry, should have clarified.

urbando
urbando
Reply to  Lawdog
4 months ago

Gotcha, thanks.

Lawdog
Lawdog
Member
Reply to  urbando
4 months ago

I haven’t seen you around before.

tarstarkas
tarstarkas
4 months ago

I don’t trust anyone calling themselves an expert. It almost never fails that the people who either call themselves experts or who get called experts by the lugenpresse are just BS artists who are wrong most of the time. It’s a term of art because it really doesn’t mean anything. A chemist may be an expert in his field, but he doesn’t run around using expert as a quasi-title. None of these people have any actual experience fighting a worldwide pandemic. Their alleged expertise comes from “consensus” among other people calling themselves experts. When they say “listen to the experts”… Read more »

Mark Stoval
Mark Stoval
4 months ago

“Before people can start to think about why they were locked in their homes, they will be directed to the next drama, the financial and economic panic of 2020.” — Z-man

It will be our job to remind people that the Greatest Depression in History was caused by the knowing misrepresentation of the mild cold causing Corona virus. We let known liars like the CDC and Dr. Death Fauci created a massive fraud. They destroyed the economy and there is no magic recovery coming.

Perhaps the violence starts now.

M. B. Lamar
M. B. Lamar
Reply to  Mark Stoval
4 months ago

Also the famine. They closed another meat plant in MN today. I think they are all closed now. Same is true for the Dakotas. Empty grocery stores in the summer time, combined with a few choice power outages, should be enough to ignite the summer of Rage.

Whether you say MSM, UN, CIA, or CDC, they are all spelled CCP.

Alzaebo
Reply to  Mark Stoval
4 months ago

A possible reason for the $3.7 million grant to the Wuhan lab?

It appears AIDS fraudster Fauci was in on an attempt to use the corona virus as an AIDS vaccine transport- an attempt that has gone disastrously wrong.

There has never been a successful vaccine for any coronavirus, nor for AIDS.

Thanks, Faggot-worshippers!

HamburgerToday
HamburgerToday
4 months ago

So the Zman has joined the ‘WuFlu ain’t no big thing’ crew. Weird. I keep trying to figure out if the WuFlu Ain’t Nuthin’ crew actually believes there’s an illness at all or if it’s all a simulation or they think the Powers That Be actually need an excuse to mess with their subjects? They don’t. They can slow-roll just about any kind of madness they want and — if they package it right — about 60% of the American public will go for it. Mostly because they live in cities and have a dependent mind-set. Does any serious person… Read more »

Mark Stoval
Mark Stoval
Reply to  HamburgerToday
4 months ago

Why don’t you give this a read, and that might give you a clue to what some of us here believe. Don’t think that we all have the same beliefs, but I bet most would agree with most of Sardi’s conclusions based on the data put out by the major organizations.

“According To CDC Data, It’s NOT COVID-19 Coronavirus That Is Causing All The Severe Lung Deaths” By Bill Sardi

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2020/04/no_author/according-to-cdc-data-its-not-covid-19-coronavirus-that-is-causing-all-the-severe-lung-deaths/