The Culture of Deceit

A recent Gallup survey reports that confidence in institutions has fallen to an all time low among Americans. The only institutions trusted by a majority of people are small business, the military and the police. The last two are dropping quickly, which makes sense given the behavior of these institutions. A military full of drag queens and a police force siding with barbarians does not inspire confidence. Faith in small business simply reflects the fact that people continue to trust good people.

The normal reaction from the usual suspects is to blame their favorite bogeymen for the collapse in social trust. They will not use the term “social trust” as that risks entering a forbidden zone, but that is the topic. Trust in institutions is a proxy for social trust, how much people trust the people they do not know in their community. A big driver of the collapse in social trust is a generation of open borders. When your neighborhood is full of strange aliens, it is hard to trust anything or anyone.

As is often the case, the flood of aliens into your neighborhood is a symptom of a much bigger problem that lies at the heart of it. The people in charge simply cannot stop lying, which reflects on the institutions they control. The obvious example is the news media, which is approaching single digits in the Gallup poll. The fact that anyone trusts the media is an argument against universal suffrage. Many people, at least ten percent based on the survey, are too stupid to vote.

Putting that aside, the media has become a torrent of lies. Since the very beginning, the media has been partisan. In colonial times, newspapers were known to be advocates for one faction or another. This is what you should get in a society with a free press, free speech and a culture of debate. The partisans in the media make their case for their cause, often cherry picking the facts that work best for them. This is no different from what happens in a courtroom or a business meeting.

That is a vastly different thing than what we see today. Only a complete idiot trusts anything he reads or hears in the media. The starting assumption is not only that the facts are wrong, but the people behind them know they are wrong. It is not partisan zeal or human error, but a deliberate effort to deceive. The people endlessly going on about disinformation are the primary source of disinformation. They either promote the lies of government or they create their own lies.

This story about the war in the New York Times is a good example. Some version of this story has been floating around since the start of the war. It was cooked up by the usual suspects who have been championing war with Russia. The central claim is they have inside access to Putin’s inner circle is obviously false. His one source is not an independent Russian analysist, but a paid anti-Russian activist. The source makes this clear in his own bio.

The author of the New York Times piece is a notorious liar who runs interference for the neocon cult. Despite being a proven liar, he maintains a spot at the main news site in the empire. Certainly, his bosses know he is an activist and a liar. They keep him on because he tells the lies they like to promote. The point is, they know they are lying, they know we know they are lying, we know they know we know they are lying, but they are still lying. No wonder trust has dropped to zero.

The media is an easy example. They are simply mockingbirds mimicking the sounds from the institutions they allegedly cover. Notice trust in medicine has dropped over the last year, which should surprise no one. They willingly went along with the Covid farce and the vaccine mandates. When people raised reasonable questions about the side effects of the vaccine, Big Medicine was right there to tell the media that those doubters were hooligans and troublemakers.

The fact that those concerns were legitimate and proven correct is a big reason people are now more skeptical of medicine. More important, telling the truth would have served the interest of medicine. Medicine is nothing but trade-offs between the risk of disease and the risks that come with the cure. Chemotherapy is terrible, but it is better than dying from cancer. Instead of being honest about this, they chose to lie which suggests these are people who simply enjoy lying.

No one expects the institutions to be honest all the time. Men are not angels and as long as the institutions are controlled by men, they will have all of the vices that are part of the human condition. What is new in this age is the culture of lying that has taken hold of the managerial class. They seem to take pleasure in lying to the general public, as if it is a status marker. If you cook up some outlandish whopper you get points in the social credit system of the ruling class.

In this regard, it makes sense why they selected Biden for president. In addition to his stupidity, Biden is a notorious liar. A big part of his affable simpleton routine while in the senate was his penchant for telling outlandish whoppers. Of course, he was always the hero of his tall tales. He is a man who has done nothing useful so he made up for it with glorious tales about himself. In a system increasing defined by a culture of deceit, it makes sense to have a notorious liar as the figurehead.

There is a cost to lying. The drop in trust is one consequence. The main cost is that a society low in social trust is harder to maintain than one with high trust. The cost of keeping America together is reaching a tipping point. Then there is the transaction cost of everyday life. In a world where no one trusts anyone, the cost of doing even simple things goes up. A big part of the drop in the standard of living is due to the collapse in social trust due to the constant lying.


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Alzaebo
Alzaebo
1 year ago

.One gal related her story: Smokin’ hot, with long blonde hair and a tight black miniskirt, hanging around a bdsm convention. Meets her future husband there, a California Democrat politician. Loaded. This guy is way high up. Chick’s smokin’, “adventurous”, all that, right? Bedsports for days. Well, after a year, there was no sex at all. Mr. Politico had lost all interest. What got it up for him? Wrecking her mind. Fookin’ with her head and heart was literally a bigger thrill than the most primal urge of all. He loved mental cruelty, did it to people with a bright,… Read more »

Bilejones
Member
1 year ago

This piece on another of Zee’s topics is worth reading if just for this:
The Spectacle of Woke Feminists

An army of privileged unhappy neurotic women – with an endless amount of spare time – try to bring meaning to their boring lives.

” Two hundred-pound, 5’2 middle-aged women who painted their breasts green and wore white blood-stained pants while running across the basketball court looked like a cross between Shrek and the Hulk escaping a lunatic asylum.”

https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2022/07/spectacle-woke-feminists-dawn-perlmutter/

Willy
Willy
Reply to  Bilejones
1 year ago

Really interesting. I like the style of Dawn Perlmutter

Vegetius
Vegetius
1 year ago

Comparing media to Mimus polyglottos borders on blood libel of the poor birbs, who are still reeling from the abuse suffered as a result of that Lee woman’s trashy this’ll-please-muh-yankee-overlords dime novel.

The real Bill
The real Bill
1 year ago

“Only a complete idiot trusts anything he reads or hears in the media. The starting assumption is not only that the facts are wrong, but the people behind them know they are wrong. It is not partisan zeal or human error, but a deliberate effort to deceive. The people endlessly going on about disinformation are the primary source of disinformation. They either promote the lies of government or they create their own lies…… The point is, they know they are lying, they know we know they are lying, we know they know we know they are lying, but they are… Read more »

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  The real Bill
1 year ago

A demoralized enemy is always easier to defeat. I for one can’t help feeling this way most everyday. It’s not just lies vs the truth—either. It’s a despair of life in this society. It’s the age old question: “How does one live a good and moral life in an evil world?”

Disruptor
Disruptor
Reply to  Compsci
1 year ago

You and all must be vigilant and process information consciously. Be especially vigilant about vague words. Good vs bad makes physical sense. I.e. good harvest vs bad harvest. “Evil” is an imagination. There is a preponderance of a certain group of people in gov media finance doing stuff that harms us. That’s a real physical thing, a thing that can be dealt with. “Evil” is just a spiral into no where, where nothing can be done. Many of these kinds of sites incite helpless, stand guard at the doorway of your mind. We can easily win, as we get our… Read more »

Hoagie
Hoagie
Reply to  Disruptor
1 year ago

Sorry Charlie. Evil is very real (look around) and if you refuse to see it you are part of it.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Disruptor
1 year ago

Nietzsche makes much of the two distinctions between good and bad vs. good and evil. If I’m reporting it correctly, these two are quite distinct. “Good” is how the master (the noble, the upper class, etc.) thinks of himself and his morality; in contrast, “bad” is what Master labels the slave (peon, commoner, etc.) It’s critical to note that “bad” in this context simply means that the serf shares few, if any of the attributes that the noble thinks are his alone. E.g. nobility is clean, cultured, honorable. The peon is dirty, barbarous, and uncouth. “Evil” to him, quite distinctly,… Read more »

karl von hungus
karl von hungus
Reply to  Compsci
1 year ago

i personally separate myself from the outer world as much as possible. i also restrict what i watch to things made before 2000 (for the most part; sometimes i make exceptions if i know something isn’t pozzed). knowing people are un-reachable i don’t try and inform anyone (even family) about things i know – such as the vaxx beng toxic, election being stolen, etc. it’s not how i would choose to live my life, given a less pozzed world, but it keeps me from getting down (for the most part). being retired helps a lot, since i don’t have to… Read more »

BeAprepper
BeAprepper
Reply to  Compsci
1 year ago

Join a subset of the evil superset Compsci, whose elements are your companions who will see you through these difficult times. There are more of us than you may think.

TomA
TomA
1 year ago

An oldie but a goodie. It’s not enough to just complain about the systemic lying of both our government and the MSM, you have to become proactive with regard to a remedy as well. And just saying to others that they should turn off the idiot box is weak gruel. But you can do this and make an important statement to your neighbors. If you have an old TV, great, but if not, go get a cheap one at the Goodwill. On Saturday afternoon, take it out onto your front yard and position various “tools” nearby. Make some noise to… Read more »

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  TomA
1 year ago

Sounds like a good way to get SWATted.

karl von hungus
karl von hungus
Reply to  TomA
1 year ago

so maybe burning your home down will really get the message across?

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
1 year ago

As is generally the case, an excellent article. On a highly related theme, at Unz there’s a long essay that delves into the shadowy history of government’s (typically via covert intelligence services) relationship with supposedly “free” or “independent” press, whether the daily paper or book publishers. I’d heard about this of course; it shouldn’t be a surprise that governments lie and censor (say) during wartime, but during peace time? Absolutely. And the extent to which they do it is mind-numbing. Of course, all that ties in with Z’s central theme about media, especially news, being a torrent of lies. Z’s… Read more »

trackback
1 year ago

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Xman
Xman
1 year ago

The problem of being lied to by the elites is as old as Plato’s cave. The elites always and everywhere concoct some line of bullshit to describe the shadows on the wall. Americans have been lied to as long as there have been Americans. The Constitutional Convention was supposed to create a government that could never, ever take your natural rights away. Seventy-odd years later it burned Atlanta to the ground and then burned Savannah. Hearst lied us into the Spanish-American war, Wilson lied us into WWI, FDR lied us into WWII, Johnson lied us into Vietnam and Bush lied… Read more »

Falcone
Falcone
Reply to  Xman
1 year ago

From a historical perspective, that all may be true. But I am 55 years old and this is the first time in my life that I am being lied to left and right by major institutions. The federal government was always there to play the fair and honest judge when the cities and states would not, at least that was the perception or popular mythology, but the idea was that you might get shafted by the city or county or even the state courts, but you could always rest assured the federal courts or scotus would give you a fair… Read more »

Gunner Q
Reply to  Falcone
1 year ago

“I honestly don’t think boomers are able to process these changes. Xers seem to be taking it in stride.”

Not a surprise, since Fedgov still works reasonably well for Boomers. Did it not just end civilization in order to protect them from a lethal disease?

Boomer: But muh Social Security, pension and stock investments are doing fine! We just need better people in charge to handle this year’s inflation. Remote-working from my summer home is great!

GenX: *long, silent stare* Latchkey citizenship? No problem.

Good ol' Rebel
Good ol' Rebel
Reply to  Xman
1 year ago

Eat your bugs, not eat your peas. Peas are for compliant proles and the elite’s vegan pets, you schlub Dirt Person. You get bugs until you get your mind right and masturbate into another man’s anus to prove your dedication to Our Rules Based Who We Democracy System Order Are.

Maus
Maus
Reply to  Xman
1 year ago

We are definitely moving from the “carrot” phase, “How can you have any pudding, if you don’t eat yer meat?”, to the “stick” phase, EAT THE BUGS, LIVE IN THE POD, OWN NOTHING, BE HAPPY!

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Xman
1 year ago

It’s worth commenting on Plato’s cave. While this is a very famous metaphor in philosophy, I dislike it because I believe Plato has it exactly backwards. Very simply, Plato places higher value on the interior imagined world, he even calls it the “real.” In contrast, he calls the world of our senses the “apparent” world. Both of these are important to human existence. In my opinion (and no doubt, those of other philosophical views, but I don’t know their techncial names), Platos Cave goes wrong this way: The shadows on the wall are NOT an illusion; nor are they the… Read more »

Xman
Xman
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
1 year ago

Plato didn’t get it backwards. The progress of Western man is based upon realizing that “truth” is not based on sensory perception and the apparent world. Doo you have electric lights in your house? Of course — but you have never seen an electron flowing through a copper wire. Have you ever flown on an airplane? I can guarantee you’ve never seen the Bernoulli effect with your own eyes. Taking the shadows on the cave wall as literal truth and then inventing mythology to explain them is the realm of primitives and savages and liars and hucksters. The Aztecs were… Read more »

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Xman
1 year ago

I don’t really disagree with what you said. To a large degree, it’s even correct. This, perhaps is why there have been in philosophy, warring factions since Plato’s time. I’m not denying that the interior reality (Plato “real”) is worthless, in fact I expressly said that is where mathematics and other useful theory originates. One of the most frequent criticism of Plato and his heirs is to value the mental world as superior to the crass perceived world, the “rabble of the senses”. I’m not about to engage in a debate over what the meaning of Truth may be. Did… Read more »

Eloi
Eloi
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
1 year ago

The cave is the realm of illusion, where whims come and go a la Descartes’ daemon. The mind would be governed by reason and logic.

The real Bill
The real Bill
Reply to  Xman
1 year ago

Xman, “The question is simply, did they deliberately and knowingly lie to bamboozle the rubes, or did they really believe their own bullshit and think that they were doing the right thing?” In the case of Johnson and Vietnam, Ken Burns’s documentary provides the answer to your question: First we hear audio of a 1965 private conversation between Johnson and McNamara in which Johnson admits that the war in Vietnam is unwinnable, but refuses to pull out: “I’ll be damned if I’m gonna go down in history as the president who lost Vietnam.” Followed by audio of Johnson assuring the… Read more »

Farm Boy
Farm Boy
Reply to  Xman
1 year ago

No such thing as a bad puppy. Only a bad owner.

Anonymous Fake
Anonymous Fake
Reply to  Farm Boy
1 year ago

Pit bulls. Enough said.

cg2
cg2
Reply to  Xman
1 year ago

I didn’t think he burned Savannah.

fakeemail
fakeemail
Reply to  Xman
1 year ago

Great post.

Yes, the lies were always there. But we’ve reached the demographic and cultural tipping point where they’re just ready to say, “Eat shit and die. You’ll be happier!”

This is some Joker level derangement and abuse here.

JR Wirth
JR Wirth
1 year ago

Social trust and government trust go hand in glove, and is usually unwarranted. The highest trust society on earth is probably Japan. And there’s plenty of perks that come with that. You dropped your wallet? Don’t worry, someone will find you and give it back with the cash inside. However, Japanese politicians and bureaucrats may have a much more low key way of lying than American ones, but they’re still liars. So when, just yesterday, they came out with a statement saying that Japan was completely solvent (meaning no reason to panic) the sting the ordinary Japanese will feel when… Read more »

Falcone
Falcone
Reply to  JR Wirth
1 year ago

That’s why they’re buttering up minorities and immigrants They’re hoping they can win enough of their hearts and minds and get them thinking they have futures here while they toss us aside. They’re done with us. They know they’ve lost us. Demonizing us is part of that program. Get all the newbies hating us so it seems natural and reasonable that the government would give us the heave ho. “The government is only doing that to the whites because the whites are bad people.” I’m sure they are going to come back begging at some point. But for now we… Read more »

Forever Templar
Forever Templar
Reply to  Falcone
1 year ago

“They’ve lost us” and there’s a master plan “to get rid of us”. Make up your mind.

usNthem
usNthem
1 year ago

“In addition to his stupidity, Biden is also a notorious liar” – like about 99% of all politicians. However, in his case, he tends to get aggressively petulant when called on his lies and thinks himself a real tough guy with his aviator shades. He’s a definite simpleton, but not the particularly affable type – one of 535 dirtbags (at an absolute minimum) who need to go.

Evil Sandmich
Evil Sandmich
Reply to  usNthem
1 year ago

I think the difference there is that he’s one that lies about stuff that no one even cares about.

dr_mantis_toboggan_md
Member
1 year ago

I asked my parents why they pay $150 or so per month for cable. I told them that they’re paying people that hate them, their progeny and grandchildren to beam awful, mind-rotting propaganda that is nothing but a pack of lies and damned lies into the their house and to add insult to injury, try to sell things to them while they do it. They didn’t have an answer. When I visit them, I’m just overcome by the stench of the lies on TV. Lying just to lie. I can’t even watch sportsball and not hear lies. I’m not saying… Read more »

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  dr_mantis_toboggan_md
1 year ago

Diabolical Narcissist–I’m going to have to remember that one. Very good. Very good, indeed.

The real Bill
The real Bill
Reply to  dr_mantis_toboggan_md
1 year ago

Sounds like there’s a lot of overlap between her category of Diabolical Narcissist and the standard (non-religious) category of Psychopath.

Ploppy
Ploppy
Reply to  The real Bill
1 year ago

Psychopaths are only driven by the desire for power and wealth, their cruelty is typically just used to manipulate to further those ends. Narcissists engage in sadism because they can’t handle their own constant negative emotions and need to redirect them onto others.

Hoagie
Hoagie
Reply to  Ploppy
1 year ago

They are also known as leftists.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  dr_mantis_toboggan_md
1 year ago

90s music video: Henry Rollins “Liar.” While the topic is relationships, it’s easily applicable to what we discuss here. 🙂

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awY1MRlMKMc

tashtego
Member
1 year ago

Medicine as an institution really did destroy its credibility. From my primary care doc up through the policy makers at NIH and CDC they demonstrated a truly breath taking incompetence combined with an infuriating and unshakable false confidence despite a near perfect record of complete failure. The government institutions’ demonstrated malfeasance was less disillusioning than my own PCP’s failure to draw on his own education and expertise and to review freely available up to date publications in order to make well considered prescriptions for his individual patients.’First do no harm’, I consider myself to have a very high cynicism quotient… Read more »

OrangeFrog
OrangeFrog
Reply to  tashtego
1 year ago

I agree that irreparable damage has been done to the Medicine Establishment; at least from what I can see with mine own eyes. But that’s the thing about doctors: they are not really researchers. And many do not have that unceasing love for their trade that would see them pore over journals from dusk to dawn for the good of their patients. I’ve known a number of doctors, and all mentioned that they did what they did because they “liked to help people”. I often wondered if the promise of a grand eventual salary had anything to do with it.… Read more »

tashtego
Member
Reply to  OrangeFrog
1 year ago

“The science is settled.’ One of the early gifts of the man made climate change cult. Substituting ‘policy’ is the simple decoder ring entry for ‘science’ to translate the newspeak back into english of course. ‘Who are you that are so wise in ways of Science?!!’ is one satisfying reply I have found when hearing it in person. I like to lean down and tip up my imaginary face shield as I recite it in as deliberately insulting a way as I can.

Evil Sandmich
Evil Sandmich
Reply to  tashtego
1 year ago

On Fedi someone had a long screed along those lines and he ended it with “there is no ‘science’ that can overcome human desperation”.

AnotherAnon
AnotherAnon
Reply to  tashtego
1 year ago

Maybe they mean that “government-funded science is settled” – like the solar ridiculousness. Short of the numerous subsidy/rebate/incentive schemes, solar just doesn’t cut it in 2022. Any excess energy you send to the grid in CA is only credited back to you in the form of allotted battery charge time for your electric vehicle. Scam one supporting scam two – subtle, huh? Ditto for the federal ethanol farm supports – the entire country (not to mention car industry) has pretended for decades that ethanol is an important ingredient in gasoline blend. About a third of US corn crop goes into… Read more »

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  AnotherAnon
1 year ago

“The science is settled!”–Claudius Ptolemy

Drew
Drew
Reply to  AnotherAnon
1 year ago

Ethanol definitely doesn’t need any subsidies, but it is a tremendously useful fuel additive, as it helps solve the cold-temp gelling problem, as well as the excess water problem. Also, it has historically been the case that ethanol was used as regularly as gasoline for fuel prior to WWII. There’s also some evidence that an engine optimized for pure ethanol will get better mileage, last longer and be lower maintenance. This isn’t to say that ethanol is a magic bullet, or that it deserves subsidies, but it’s a bit far to dismiss it completely because it’s subsidized and greenies love… Read more »

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  AnotherAnon
1 year ago

Drew, Ethanol is problematic in my opinion for many reasons. Subsides you mentioned, but also food usage. Here the world is going into a grain/food shortage and we take a major supply out of world circulation.

Ploppy
Ploppy
Reply to  tashtego
1 year ago

“Who are you that are so wise in ways of Science?”

So this proves that climate scientists weigh the same as a duck.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  tashtego
1 year ago

Blum Distribution, Watsonville CA- a farmer has been demonstrating the viability of 100% ethanol for 20 years.

It eliminates entirely the pollution problem of tuoulene, bitumen, etc. of petro distillates soaking the land; it’s exhaust is water vapor.

Ford Motor has been producing tri-fuel hybrids in Brazil for near 50 years.

Do the political Greens care about any *actual* solutions to any problem?

Not one. Not the slightest interest in any but the worst consequences.

Lying, and opportunities to lie, is the hearthstone, the creed of their religion.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Alzaebo
1 year ago

No one denies that ethanol can power a motor vehicle. So can bio-diesel, many vegetable oils, and so on. If memory serves, a normal diesel engine can burn soybean oil, not even requiring modification. ~1980 I saw a pickup truck powered by “wood gas” something also done by the Krauts in WW II due to extreme wartime shortages. The more practical of these — ethanol is surely near the top of that list — may even burn cleaner than today’s first choices (diesel or gasoline.) However, save in exceptional cases they cannot compete with fossil fuels. In many cases it… Read more »

usNthem
usNthem
Reply to  OrangeFrog
1 year ago

Yeah, I take what my doc says with a relative grain of salt anymore. With the ability to easily research everything, why take anything they have to say at face value? Especially after virtually all went totally in lockstep with the establishment BS – no original thinking at all – either through fear or stupidity. Just like dentists – these days, I figure the semi-annual teeth cleaning is nothing more than a recurring revenue stream scam that we’ve bought into.

Anonymous White Male
Anonymous White Male
Reply to  usNthem
1 year ago

The entire allopathic medicine philosophy of Western doctors is “nothing more than a recurring revenue stream scam”. By treating symptoms and not curing the disease, they give their “patients” a quick fix and then requires regular checkups before they renew your prescription medications. Never mind that the petroleum based chemicals they give you have side effects, negatively effect the entire body, and cause rebound symptoms if you discontinue them. No, medical doctors are just overpaid quacks that will sell you out so that they can continue to get those sweet private insurance and Medicare dollars so they can buy their… Read more »

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  usNthem
1 year ago

I too have skepticism of medicine.

However, I beg you reconsider your dismissal of the dentist. Most people have no concept of how important good dental health is, not only in ability to chew what hopefully is your healthy diet, but also for a whole list of systemic health issues, some of them potentially serious or even fatal, in the case dental hygiene is missed.

It’s well worth the several hundred dollars a year you pay. As the old saying goes, you can pay a little now, or a whole lot more later. Your choice.

Hoagie
Hoagie
Reply to  usNthem
1 year ago

Yeah, the British believe like you and look at their teeth.

vlantic
vlantic
Reply to  OrangeFrog
1 year ago

Many doctors I know were poring over the journals in the early months of covid, some obsessively so. The problem was that all the journals at that time were pumping out publications that advanced the global politicians’ narrative, most based on flimsy, manipulated, or non-existent data. So your doctors who were the most well-informed and well-read were the ones reading about how the virus was extremely deadly, that conventional medications had no effect on it, lockdowns and outdoor masking were sensible and necessary, that there was no natural immunity to covid, etc. The fact that there were rubes out there… Read more »

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  vlantic
1 year ago

You can not read books about Covid, nor even *published* articles and be on the cutting edge in a fast moving field. Articles that await peer review are placed online for review. You need to read those publications. There are also peer to peer communications in the field that one should/could read. Their were also numerous meetings/seminars held to discuss Covid developments. Many of those were rebroadcast online. That being said, I maintain that most doctors are technicians—not scientists, and are lazy. Here’s what really happened wrt Covid and typical physician response. Doctors are all connected to medical associations and… Read more »

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Compsci
1 year ago

vlantic nibbled around the edges of the issue, but the problem is that the major journals themselves are corrupt to varying degrees. That’s not to say that everything they publish is a lie, but here are some general criticisms: 1. The journals themselves lack editorial independence; they are dependent upon subscriptions, from universities and such. Also some depend upon advertising revenue. If you’re publishing articles critical of Phizer’s new nostrum, that may adversely affect future advertising income. 2. They are subject to outside manipulation, sometimes blatant in retrospect. This was seen in early 2020 when Fauci et al. coerced a… Read more »

tashtego
Member
Reply to  Compsci
1 year ago

replying to Ben I am entirely of the same opinion. I does not take a genius or even anything but a moderately intelligent layman’s familiarity with viral infections to know what a joke the masking ritual was for instance. Fauci could not have looked dumber when he put 2 on than if started hitting himself on the head with a hammer. Fundamental medical principals both ancient and modern were cast aside overnight at the behest of obvious morons and fear mongers. It is interesting to analyze the scale of this crime, the damage done to society by the perpetrators, and… Read more »

Falcone
Falcone
Reply to  OrangeFrog
1 year ago

My grandpa was a surgeon, a good one too, and my sense was he got into it because at that time it was an exciting field, you made good money, and got a lot of respect from the community. But I think the excitement of the field is what drove him. It just seems there were lots of new things coming out and there was a lot camaraderie within the profession, which was mostly men. The camaraderie aspect, looking back, the feeling of being part of a community, talking shop with other docs, all of that surely played a big… Read more »

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Falcone
1 year ago

I see several MDs. I’m pretty sure the foreigners are: Haitian, Indian subcontinent. My primary doc is American but she looks like what Jen Psaki will probably look like in her 50s if she has a bad hangover 😀

Other than one of these trying to poison me with Paxlovid recently, I’ve had satisfactory service for a couple years from this motley collection.

Bilejones
Member
Reply to  OrangeFrog
1 year ago

“Being a doctor is (used to be) a very high status job, and rather well paying ”

At its best It was never a “job” . It was always a professional practice where competence and reputation was everything. That changed when doctors became mere employees of the giant medical corporations, whether honestly in it for the money hospitals or “not for profit” foundations. That’s the core of the solid unvarying line of bullshit.

Bilejones
Member
Reply to  Bilejones
1 year ago

So i slide over to Maggies after that post, to find this.
https://workweek.com/2022/06/30/the-death-and-life-of-the-private-practice-physician/

Same point, but with numbers.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Bilejones
1 year ago

I’m not disputing the article. However, the private practice still exists and probably for a reason. Not the least is that a truly independent doc has a lot more leeway in how he practices. While I’ve never specifically looked for one, I am considering doing so just for the potential benefits of routine care. I just got over my first Covid infection. It was mild, but a month later I have a lingering sinus infection (but could be allergies.) My traditional doctor, part of a group, would likely never prescribe the “forbidden” drugs like Ivermectin. Yet an independent probably would.… Read more »

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Bilejones
1 year ago

1000% bile.
Corporate medicine has destroyed the art, the calling, the profession of Galen and Hippocrates.

karl von hungus
karl von hungus
Reply to  OrangeFrog
1 year ago

you would think a doctor knows what is and what isn’t a vaccine. half the stuff they prescribe is toxic, and the other half is ineffective.

fakeemail
fakeemail
Reply to  tashtego
1 year ago

Medicine has gone fully corporate. Owned by Big Pharma and insurance companies. Doctors are just employees.

The American Medical Association (AMA) was always a government connected cartel to keep MD salaries high and prices astronomical.

fakeemail
fakeemail
Reply to  fakeemail
1 year ago

Just as an example of how wrong and lying “medicine” can be:

remember when they said eggs are red meat were killers and you should eat more carbs? WRONG!

And it came out that egg and meat shortages were driving this “scientific” proclamation!

Eat that red meat, boys!

karl von hungus
karl von hungus
Reply to  fakeemail
1 year ago

that and the grain states bribing them to push carbs.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  fakeemail
1 year ago

AMA cartel, brought to you by JD Rockefeller, to hide the damage being done by petroleum based, non-organic drugs and the trauma-based medicine ‘requiring’ those drugs, being pushed by his licensing university/hospitals.

Btw, father Nathan Rockefeller came to the US already immensely rich in 1840, nee Frrance, nee Turkey, nee Spain. Crypto as sh**. And now we have the Vaccine Regime. He!!, that bunch was doing poisons and spells in Egypt.

Tars Tarkas
Tars Tarkas
1 year ago

“The partisans in the media make their case for their cause, often cherry picking the facts that work best for them.” Once you reach this point, the media becomes incapable of being honest. No man is an angel, but there are ways to mitigate a man’s desire to be an activist or advocate rather than a teller of the facts. You can put 2 opposite partisans on the story or an opposite partisan editor. But when “facts” become tools of propaganda, what are you left with? Now this partisanship has taken over every aspect of news and not just political.… Read more »

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
1 year ago

The real pandemic has nothing to do with Kovid and everything to do with mendacity. But that’s only the half of it. The other half is that all of the lies are in the service of a single ideology and in aid of compelling endorsement of that ideology. In short, all of the lies do one of two things: they either harm white people or they strengthen the institutions that harm white people. The only whites who trust these institutions are fossils whose faith in ‘Murica can only be shattered by a firing squad salvo, or Leftist whites who long… Read more »

Glenfilthie
Glenfilthie
Member
1 year ago

Outstanding. I think a lot of this ties closely into that poast you made recently about stories and narratives. Without them, no one at all would go along with any of crap coming out of the media. Concocting a narrative that the simpletons can emotionally glom onto is a huge part of keeping this failing empire running. It will probably even work… for awhile. JFC – the home page of my computer is set to MSN news and when it comes up with the day’s headlines I have to willfully force myself to ignore it – it’s like being trolled… Read more »

Fakeemail
Fakeemail
1 year ago

Biden’s physiognomy suggests his proper level in a just society would be used car salesman.

Yes, it is terrible to know that those in charge see all the people as fungible slaves.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Fakeemail
1 year ago

The Zman: “Biden is the sort of glad-hander that should be selling Cadillacs in Boca Raton”

CF O'mally
CF O'mally
1 year ago

I wonder if Gallup has a poll on peoples trust in polls?

Glenfilthie
Glenfilthie
Member
Reply to  CF O'mally
1 year ago

That is the killer shot right there. Lefty does everything through polls – leadership, science, parenting, you name it. The problem is when those polls and “studies” come back with the wrong answer. I am technically and scientifically inclined and I noticed early in the game that Lefty gets very tetchy when you question his data, methods and math. This is why so many of them advocated death camps for the unvaxxed during the Covid debacle. Their science requires unquestioning trust – and that is the kiss of death right there. Real scientists and researchers actually invite critique and and… Read more »

Bourbon
Bourbon
Reply to  Glenfilthie
1 year ago

“Their science requires unquestioning trust”

If Z approves it, I will have a lengthy post on the psychology of what you’re calling “unquestioning trust” [it appears to emanate from a mid-brain structure called the Insula].

Point
Point
Reply to  Glenfilthie
1 year ago

Polling reinforces reactivity, to the detriment of longer term considerations. That short term focus survives in an environment of news cycles. One more reason to turn off your television, and to be selective about which media you consume.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Point
1 year ago

This here is one of several stops. Sometimes I miss a day, but I’m quite sure I learn more than if I had watched evening news or perused one of the mainstream news sites. Well worth the $5/mo. I contribute to pay for the electricity the nightlight in his guest bathroom uses 😀

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  CF O'mally
1 year ago

Polling results are whatever you pay them for. At my daughter’s wedding, I met up with an old friends daughter. She was out of college and employed by a polling firm. I always “knew” that these firms gave you whatever response you were looking for, but it was even worse than I thought and she confirmed it. She was also looking for another job as the duplicitousness of her position was too much for her. As it was put to me, there are basically *2* types of polls commissioned by political organizations: one for the masses—to persuade by whatever falsity/deception… Read more »

PeriheliusLux
PeriheliusLux
1 year ago

“In a world where no one trusts anyone, the cost of doing even simple things goes up. A big part of the drop in the standard of living is due to the collapse in social trust due to the constant lying.” The premise and content of this article was good. The thesis added at the end is dubious Z-Man. The reason for the drop in our standard of living are the lies that the economic system is based upon: – spending and consuming more then is saved and produced is great! – you can “manage perception” to keep the economy… Read more »

Bourbon
Bourbon
Reply to  PeriheliusLux
1 year ago

Z: “There is a cost to lying.”

PL: “The reason for the drop in our standard of living are the lies that the economic system is based upon…”

Kinda sounds like pretty much the same thing, bro.

Falcone
Falcone
Reply to  PeriheliusLux
1 year ago

A little nit to pick, but it speaks to something larger about today’s world and what to expect coming down the pike. Where I think the “standard of living” metric is rather dubious and perhaps misleading. I say this why? An example is Europe and specifically Italy where for the longest time the word was that Italy has a lower standard of living. These things are measured mainly by a nation’s per capita income. When I was a younger man living in Italy on and off over some years I had a good view into this because I would go… Read more »

OrangeFrog
OrangeFrog
Reply to  Falcone
1 year ago

Yes. Official metricks and what is often meant by ‘the standard of living’ seem to be purely about what your dosh can buy. However, I’d gladly give up a hefty portion of my wage and a whole lot more material things if I could have: minimal Evil in government, minimal minorities, a populace that didn’t feel guilty about it’s history. I mean, it’s great that I can walk down the High Street and buy some amazing laptop if I want. Still gotta walk past all the aliens to get there, plus billboards peddling insanity. Now I could buy it online…… Read more »

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  Falcone
1 year ago

“Anyway, there is much more I’m ours keep adding to this, but I hope the point was made.” Your point was made quite well. I will share my abbreviated anecdote. As a young man, I had the great fortune to live and work for some time in both Japan* and a fly speck nation that is basically an Imperial Protectorate, Palau. The former has an exponentially higher standard of living, to use the conventional definition. The people there also were among the unhappiest I’ve ever encountered. The economic and social pressures were enormous. While Palauans would chew betelnut and drink… Read more »

PeriheliusLux
PeriheliusLux
Reply to  PeriheliusLux
1 year ago

The points about standard of living are well taken. I agree there are more than economic metrics. We can say that standard of living are the “pure” economic metrics and quality of life is the better and more comprehensive, albeit subjective, measure. I’ve a lot of experience with Italy. Having strong family and strong tradition and strong community are great QOL benefits. Even 25 years ago they had the same problems with immigrants from Africa, North Africa, and even Eastern European countries that all had radically different cultures and practices (think Albanians). It was a source of ire for the… Read more »

Falcone
Falcone
Reply to  PeriheliusLux
1 year ago

Italy today is not much better than America in terms of “demographics.” In fact I’d go as far to say that it’s shit. And I hate saying it Milan and Naples have always been shitholes imo. Asians and blacks in Milan and Albanians in Naples. No thanks. But even 25 years ago the secondary cities like Turin or Genoa were all very nice. Not as sweet as the dolce vita years but I’d say equivalent to comparing the 1980s in America to the 1950s in America. Maybe 80% as good. My father’s side is from Bologna. It was always a… Read more »

Arshad Ali
Arshad Ali
1 year ago

“In this regard, it makes sense why they selected Biden for president. In addition to his stupidity, Biden is a notorious liar.” It doesn’t really. Excuse the profanity but Biden is a scumbag of the first magnitude, and has been for the half century of his political life. He has always been an amenable and pliant tool for ruling-class interests. But it’s not as if there’s any shortage of candidates where mendacity and lack of integrity is concerned. Looking at past presidents all I see is one inveterate liar after another. Reagan, Clinton, GWB, Obama. Even Trump played fast and… Read more »

PeriheliusLux
PeriheliusLux
Reply to  Arshad Ali
1 year ago

It does seem to be a provocation, as does the installation of Richard Levine as the first woman 4 star general or admiral or whatever title they handed that pedo advocate with hairy sweat man boobs tucked into a girdle.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  PeriheliusLux
1 year ago

Yeah, you know he’s a major “check box” when promoted to such a post. Here is a medical “expert/authority” who himself is mentally unstable/delusional and we sit people are to look to him for guidance. 🙁

Barnard
Barnard
Reply to  Arshad Ali
1 year ago

The slate of candidates willing to run for President has been bad for decades and has been getting worse each cycle. The field Biden was selected over was pathetic. The only you can even argue was worse was the 2004 Democrats. These guys also seem to have very little input into VP selections. Kerry loathed John Edwards, McCain knew nothing about Palin before she was on the ticket and considered her a stupid hick, Obama picked Biden so he would look better by comparison, Trump had Pence forced on him by donors. The pattern in Presidential elections seems to be… Read more »

Vizzini
Member
Reply to  Barnard
1 year ago

Yeah, it’s really something to recall that in 1988, Biden was a lying dunce whose candidacy was a short-lived joke … and then realize that Biden has only gotten worse in the 34 years since. That they couldn’t find anyone better to install as President and VP than Biden and Harris displays the degradation of the system.

Mr. Generic
Mr. Generic
Reply to  Arshad Ali
1 year ago

> What I see with the installation of Biden (unless you insist it was a fair election) is a slap in the face of the American people by the oligarchy

With all psychopathic/sociopathic commies, the humiliation ritual is the primary purpose.

Falcone
Falcone
Reply to  Arshad Ali
1 year ago

The “Uncle Joe” meme is coming into contact with the Pedo Peter and 10% for the big guy realities. Try spinning that, little smelly lesbo negro at the podium with your dwarfish hands. He was never a bumbling nice guy. He was always a nasty son of a bitch and should have had his teeth knocked out at the public pool he talks about with little girls rubbing his legs, would have saved the world a lot of problems I hope he goes down hard, along with his pos boy. I’d settle for his boy going down hard. That should… Read more »

plato spaghetti
plato spaghetti
Reply to  Falcone
1 year ago

You, sir, are my spirit animal. My hero. For decades I have wondered why others could not see what I saw so plainly. Stupidity, incredible arrogance, maliciousness, vindictiveness, lasciviousness, vanity…I could go on and on. A near perfect embodiment of all the worst traits one could ascribe to humanity. And NO ONE seemed able to recognize it. It was almost sci-fi worthy, some weird cognitive block, to which I was the sole exception. Finally, another voice in the wilderness.

M. Murcek
Member
1 year ago

Biden is the sort of liar who lies even when the truth would be more to his advantage. This is a very dangerous sort. The other liars come to the conclusion they should be incontinent liars too.

No way that ends well.

c matt
c matt
Reply to  M. Murcek
1 year ago

At least wrt Biden, seems TPTB are considering pulling the plug on him. Question is, what comes next? If an incompetent liar like Biden can do this much damage, imagine what a competent liar could do.

karl von hungus
karl von hungus
Reply to  c matt
1 year ago

biden is an indictment on the competence and foresight of TPTB. he blew up in their faces in less than 2 years. so typical of this inbred crew…

Falcone
Falcone
Reply to  c matt
1 year ago

Competent liar was bill clinton

He was a scumbag but a decent administrator, at least compared to the people lately.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Falcone
1 year ago

It says something when I actually feel nostalgic for Slick.

Evil Sandmich
Evil Sandmich
1 year ago

Chemotherapy is terrible, but it is better than dying from cancer

As with all medical treatments, of course, your mileage may vary.

Maus
Maus
Reply to  Evil Sandmich
1 year ago

Indeed. And the fact is we’re all gonna die of something at some point. If you’ve got stage IV pancreatic cancer, you can have a few good months to wrap life up followed by a few months of painkillers and time abed philosophisizing; or you can squeak out maybe a year with chemo, but barfing up your guts on the regular. I’d rather make peace with death on my own terms.

Captain Willard
Captain Willard
1 year ago

Low societal trust, I think, really helps Oligarchs and is the hallmark of modern Oligarchies. Inflation is its handmaiden. Inflation creates low trust in cash money, allows Oligarchs to use leverage to buy up all the worthwhile hard assets, taxes the people’s savings and promotes bullsh*t inflation-hedge schemes like Bitcoin. Low trust keeps the peasants fighting with each other instead of directing their wrath upwards. It normalizes crookery and graft. It taxes all transactions because either political influence or “lawyers, guns and money” have to back up every deal, which is fine with the Oligarchs who can afford this tax,… Read more »

imbroglio
imbroglio
1 year ago

“The transaction cost of everyday life.” That’s something that’s easily overlooked in the busy-ness of everyday life similar to the sunk cost of having ever to question our confirmation bias which . leaves us suspended, not trusting anything but our instincts that our intellect then tells us may be erroneous because of our confirmation bias. It’s a variation of the prisoner’s dilemma. If I believe that everyone is saying or doing what they believe to be in their self-interest, long or short term, I have no basis to trust anyone. But since, to survive, not being an island, I have… Read more »

mikey
mikey
1 year ago

Since knowledge is no longer based on rationality lying has become simply a difference of opinion stated as facts. This can’t work in genuine science or apples wouldn’t fall from trees. Since humans began moving upright there have been two genders, as is the case with almost all animals. Even the simplest shepherd wouldn’t argue differently. Without the nation/states nobody would have even known that there was such a thing as Covid-19 because there isn’t. When supposedly lucid people tell us that the world is coming to an end because coal is used to produce electricity it’s time to re-evaluate… Read more »

Chet Rollins
Chet Rollins
Reply to  mikey
1 year ago

> Without the nation/states nobody would have even known that there was such a thing as Covid-19 because there isn’t. Covid is a case where data saturation actually worked against everyone. A fifty years ago Covid-19 would be known as a particularly bad cold season. Now with data overload, along with corrupt and haphazard methodologies, they could make it look like a catastrophe. Quants who love charts and graphs but with no underlying natural instinct for human behavior, or understanding that nonquantifiable data can be just as important as quantifiable data fell for it wholesale. Our new technocratic society is… Read more »

Mr. Generic
Mr. Generic
Reply to  Chet Rollins
1 year ago

On Covid: – They proclaimed “exponential growth” even though they had CENTURIES of data showing that pandemics never spread exponentially. – They proclaimed covid a “novel” virus with “no natural immunity” despite knowing at the very beginning it was similar to other coronaviruses (that have been with humans for millenia). – They said we had to lock down despite there being pandemic preparation plans in place in every major country that stated to do the opposite (and were backed up by data). – They said masking would protect us by providing “source control” despite knowing that coronaviruses spread through aerosols.… Read more »

OrangeFrog
OrangeFrog
Reply to  Mr. Generic
1 year ago

“It was ALL deliberate LIES from the very beginning.”

Indeed. It is because those with clout are Evil, and doing deliberate damage at the behest of the demons that control them.

Chet Rollins
Chet Rollins
1 year ago

There was a military recruiter who recently was wailing about how terrible recruitment is right now. The hilarious part was him blaming it partially on a “toxic” propaganda campaign on the right framing the military as a hapless, woke institution that was a bureaucratic mess. He then moved to complaining that health disqualifiers that ended possibility of enlisting, such as ADHD medications, history of depression, etc. He said in the old days people would just lie in their apps and there would be no verification. The funny part was that he completely glossed over two salient facts that are clearly… Read more »

(((They))) live
(((They))) live
Reply to  Chet Rollins
1 year ago

They let Bradley Manning join the US millitery, how did that turn out

How low is the minimum standard now, how low next year

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  (((They))) live
1 year ago

I truly hope they start to use trannies as recruiters in every office in every strip mall in every city big or small. To do otherwise would be transphobic, anyhow.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  (((They))) live
1 year ago

As I often say on this topic, the military won’t take (roughly) the dumbest 25% of the population. To enlist, in addition to being at least of reasonably good health (~50% fail that) and not being a druggie or criminal (~10%), you need roughly the IQ of an 8th grader (back in Grandpa’s day) or (until recently?) a HS diploma, which achievement wise is about the same as that 8th grade education back in 1945. And for that semi-humorous closing: Anyone who’s served in the military and/or lower levels of government service, knows the intellectual hurdle isn’t set very high.… Read more »

Abelard Lindsey
Abelard Lindsey
Reply to  Chet Rollins
1 year ago

At the same time, the military is expelling over 60,000 personnel over the covid-19 vaccine mandate.

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Abelard Lindsey
1 year ago

Pittsburgh, PA is on track to lose 50% of its officers over jab mandates.

21,000 DHS employees are looking for jab exemptions.

You just love to see it.

Abelard Lindsey
Abelard Lindsey
Reply to  Chet Rollins
1 year ago

“Zero self reflection”.

Liberals (leftists) lack insight. They are like mentally ill people in this regard.

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  Abelard Lindsey
1 year ago

“Zero self reflection”.

Yeah, running White alpha males out and expecting queers, Shanikas and LaTrashas and Juans and Juanitas to fill the void was a big oopsie they can’t force themselves to acknowledge. I’m glad it happened because the military is done now.

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Jack Dobson
1 year ago

Load up on popcorn.

We’re going to see tons of ships crashing into each other, planes crashing into carrier flight decks, and subs crashing into underwater mountains.

Horace
Horace
Reply to  Jack Dobson
1 year ago

“… the military is done …” The empire really is panicking right now. Fear of GAE stormtroopers was the glue holding the empire together. GAE Ukrainian proxies, who were at the start of the war probably more proficient at ground combat than homegrown GAE imperial regulars, have gotten clobbered. Most of the rest of the world will still have relations with the GAE, but won’t obey GAE dictates to shun anyone (Russia, China) who won’t obey GAE dictates. Sanctions didn’t work back when we were an industrial powerhouse. “Obey or we won’t sell you the stuff we used to make… Read more »

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Chet Rollins
1 year ago

Anecdotes like this is why deplorables should be feeling good going forward.

Another good sign is the F/A-18 that just blew off the carrier deck in the Med.

Who knew those had a super stealthy sub mode like the F-35?

PeriheliusLux
PeriheliusLux
Reply to  Chet Rollins
1 year ago

That sounds about right CR. I read as much as I could tolerate of Z-Man’s references in this article. This one was particularly hilarious: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/29/world/europe/russia-sweden-disinformation.html

They effectively describe their methodology, of course, always quoting a non-regime actor describing what someone else is doing.

Tired Citizen
Tired Citizen
Reply to  Chet Rollins
1 year ago

How long does the “white supremacy” boogeyman last? I mean, how long can the lie carry on? Will it persist until all whites are either dead or have fled the country?

Neon_Bluebeard
Neon_Bluebeard
Reply to  Tired Citizen
1 year ago

If Haiti is a model then they next turn on the mixed race people and purge them.

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
1 year ago

The collapse of public trust is a very good thing and a prerequisite for what everyone agrees must be done since reform of an inherently corrupt system is impossible–separation. Dissolution already has started around the edges and lies that destroy peace and prosperity will accelerate the trend. Separation initially will be de facto but eventually the collapse will allow it to become de jure.

Captain Willard
Captain Willard
Reply to  Jack Dobson
1 year ago

Yes Jack, but with whom will you make peace after the separation and the dust settles? Perpetual chaos ain’t so great. Perhaps Lebron James will be their new king and you can cut a deal with him. But it could also be a never-ending mess.

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  Captain Willard
1 year ago

They will eat each other because their competence level does not allow for planned chaos outside their hives. Peace with them is both undesirable and impossible.

Sand Wasp
Sand Wasp
Reply to  Jack Dobson
1 year ago

He is my concern:

Conservatives are weak, stupid, and unwilling to stand up for their own interests.

I think they could only achieve separation inadvertently through collapse of some central authority. Their aversion to wielding power will mean that they will be ultimately be unable to maintain whatever they get through such a collapse.

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  Sand Wasp
1 year ago

Conservatives won’t survive a charcoal shortage.

TomA
TomA
1 year ago

The further you descend down into the toilet bow, the faster the vortex spins and the more relentless is the centrifugal force that ultimately pulls you into the abyss. That is where the USA and Europe find themselves today. Yes, the lying is now as pervasive as gravity, but that is just a symptom of our impending demise. Desperation is the real danger now. At the bottom of the social pyramid, desperation will manifest as chaos and wanton violence (get out of the big city now). But at the top of the governmental pyramid, desperation will become an imperative for… Read more »

karl von hungus
karl von hungus
Reply to  TomA
1 year ago

who will enforce marshal law, given that cops and army were forced to vaxx? if bodies start dropping, a lot of them will be wearing uniforms. the usual forethought by TPTB…

Brandon Lasko
Brandon Lasko
Reply to  karl von hungus
1 year ago

It’s martial, as in military, law. Not marshal law.

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  Brandon Lasko
1 year ago

The only unvaccinated in the Banana Empire’s tranny janissaries either have been court martialed or in the process of being discharged. They also tend to be in the age range most likely to die from myocarditis.

karl von hungus
karl von hungus
Reply to  Brandon Lasko
1 year ago

thanks :). i know that but brain farted 😛

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  karl von hungus
1 year ago

I never have brain farts—but my spell checker does! 😉

TomA
TomA
Reply to  karl von hungus
1 year ago

First, apologies for the spelling error. Live and learn. Second, the coming Second Wave death toll will not be apocalyptic, but it will be significant. Severe economic hardship will drive many of the residual able-bodied men into government service in order to receive a paycheck and feed their families, so the Jackboot ranks will be filled. My essential point is that hardship is coming on like a freight train, and it’s a way overdue remedy for the softness that currently is killing us in slow motion. But a lot of deadweight is going to fall by the wayside as the… Read more »

p
p
Reply to  TomA
1 year ago

who’s going to enforce martial law, oh wait, no need, we will willingly comply-curfews and rationing and turning in your neighbors aka neighborhood watch..

The meek may be going to inherit the earth, but only what’s left after the cruel and the clever have done with it-

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  p
1 year ago

People power in Beijing got China’s first jab mandate tossed in 48 hours:

https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/beijing-scraps-chinas-first-covid-vaccine-mandate-just-48-hours-after-outpouring-social

If droney Chinese folks with no firearms can do that, what could heritage Americans do?

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  p
1 year ago

According to the late Frank Zappa, the meek shall inherit nothing.

karl von hungus
karl von hungus
1 year ago

there is also a sexual component to lying (and crime in general); people get off on getting away with it. this is pretty universal and seems to be hard wired. why did god make us this way??

Sand Wasp
Sand Wasp
Reply to  karl von hungus
1 year ago

Because evolution made us this way, not some fairy-tale sky father.

DLS
DLS
Reply to  Sand Wasp
1 year ago

Well some fairy-tale sky father must have set up the process of evolution, as there is no scientific explanation for how order magically came from chaos, and how life spontaneously sprang from non-life. Unless you believe in magical lightening or mystical sea vents.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  DLS
1 year ago

Ultimately an unanswerable question. Even if you could prove beyond all argument that God existed, it is a legitimate question to ask where He came from. DLS, above, is making a very common specious argument, a fallacy that (I think) is a form of the “Fallacy of appeal to ignorance.” Or “ad ignorantiam” if one wishes to sound urbane. This essentially says “I believe it must be true, because it hasn’t proven to be false.” DLS, it’s certainly true that life as we know it, almost certainly arose from non-living matter. Life is exceedingly complex, and we hypothesize that it… Read more »

Falcone
Falcone
1 year ago

What’s starting to get to me is they can’t even tell anyone truthfully how many genders there are. The media I can kind of see, but the government? That is just so far gone to the point where how anyone now trusts any word from a government official is beyond me. And it’s going to start becoming the norm for the medical community. So I’m supposed to trust a doctor who can’t tell me how many genders there are? Next time I visit a doctor that’s going to be my first question. I might give my name first. But then… Read more »

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  Falcone
1 year ago

Given even the densest Normie realize there are only two genders, such a transparent lie works to our benefit. I hope they start to make federal cops and military officers publicly claim there are 43 or whatever genders. In time, the GOP will compromise, and the official number of genders will be lowered to 41.

Desert Flower
Desert Flower
Reply to  Falcone
1 year ago

There’s no such thing as gender, only biological sex. Start your conversation with the doctor with that one. See if he or she has the courage and clarity to acknowledge the obvious.

c matt
c matt
Reply to  Desert Flower
1 year ago

If he answers “There are two biological sexes and a lot of crazy people” that’s the doctor you want.

Goy DeMeo
Goy DeMeo
Reply to  Desert Flower
1 year ago

The AMA, of which many doctors are members, has also declared that white supremacy, i.e. witchcraft, is among the most serious public health threats.

Any doctor who believes this, by declaration or association, is an ipso facto quack who shouldn’t be trusted with a divining stick.