Friday, April 3, 2020

Bill Gates, America's Would Be Director Of Everything.

Bill Gates has gone on record demanding that President Trump shut down the nation for an entire year. This is of course utter insanity but it is easy for him to say from behind the walls of his billion dollar estate with electrified fences and hundreds of security cameras monitored by armed guards possessing an arsenal that would make any prepper green with envy. He no doubt has stockpiles of food and supplies to sustain his family and staff for well over a year. I'm sure he also has Doctors and nurses on staff and a well stocked private hospital on site. Add in huge diesel generators and the fuel supplies to operate them, along with private wells and water filtration systems. Short of falling down and breaking his damn neck he has nothing to worry about.  Meanwhile 10 million Americans are now unemployed, many of whom were already living paycheck to paycheck.

Just don't be surprised as this virus runs it's course if another bio-hazard suddenly appears as an excuse to keep us locked away, afraid and dependent on government. I'm sure Gates and people like him have dreams of Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451" and would burn every copy of George Orwell's "1984" and "Animal Farm" and especially Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World". They dream of a world where all information and communication is filtered through controlled media and platforms like Google, Yahoo and Facebook and only available on "smart" TVs and software and hardware systems they own and through which they can control and limit what you see and monitor what you say and whom you communicate with.

They really do see themselves as the "masters of the universe" and that they and only they are wise enough and capable enough of making the decisions on how society should operate and who should operate it. They see themselves as Huxley's Alphas and those that work for them, building and running their control platforms as their society's Betas. The rest of us, those who can't be replaced with robots (that they and only they can be allowed to build and supply), will be the Gammas and confined to the basements of society. The virtual slaves, worthy of little more than the dirty jobs, stoop labor and domestic servants catering to their petty, capricious whims and demands. If you are not among those they need as slaves as ND whose jobs have been replaced with robots and AI, you will just be cut off and allowed to die off in obscurity like you never existed.

If I could tell Gates and his kind anything it would be to tell them to go crawl into your million dollar panic rooms with your safes full of cash, bullion, guns and food and please never come out. Either that or take out one of your pistols and blow your fracking brains out. We don't need or want your vision of the future and we don't need or want you.





Monday, March 23, 2020

The Chinese Virus And What It Means

I have hesitated to write anything about the Chinese flu epidemic up until now because, well everybody is writing about the Chinese flu epidemic. Frankly I'm still all but certain that whatever your humble correspondent writes here will become lost in all the surface noise, because thats what 99% of what is out there is, surface noise. So I'm going to be blunt about it. The reader can either take it at face value and consider it or get all offended by it. I don't really care. So here goes
GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR ASS AMERICA!  This might be an epic struggle with a pandemic disease on the surface but beneath its immediate danger is an economic and ideological conflict the outcome of which will shape the remainder of this century and beyond.
Chinese government controlled companies have produced and sold to Americans:
1. Poisoned toothpaste.
2. Poisoned dogfood.
3. Poisonous dry wall.
4. Children's toys covered with lead paint.
5. Children's clothing that leached dangerous chemicals.
These were not simply accidents or quality control failures. They were tests to see what they could get away with and to see how we would react to such hidious crimes. We failed the test in that we have done nothing but wag a finger with one hand while signing off on more business dealings the other.
But all Twitter, FaceBook, the news media and global corporations are worried about are their ad revenues and profits from China so they not only won't block Chinese propaganda, they openly propagate it. It's as if the entire world has forgotten the terrible lessons of the 20th century. In hindsight we condemn those people and families and regimes that profited from dealing with Hitler's Germany, Mussolini's Italy and Tojo's Japan yet today we say virtually nothing about those profiting hand over fist by dealing with an equally venal Communist China.
 THE WORLD AS A WHOLE NEEDS TO DISENGAGE FROM CHINA COMPLETELY!  There is nothing they produce that we can't either make ourselves or obtain from other suppliers. There is no reason in the world we can't build clothing  and small appliance etc. factories in Central and South America. This would not only help to disengage from China, limiting their economic and political reavh but would also help stem the flood of illegal immigrants who primary motivation is the lack of economic opportunity in their own countries.
The Chinese lie cheat and steal at every turn. And they get away with it because we don't punish them even when they get caught because some global corporation profiting in the billions, shoves millions of dollars into the pockets of politicians of both parties to block any initiatives to punish China.   
They enslave their own people in huge labor camps to produce the cheap goods we buy, most of which aren't worth the boxes they come in or they wear out or break down in six months and we don't care because they're cheap. So we just throw it away and buy another one because we no longer have either the skill much less the desire to fix anything. 
They imprison religious minorities in concentration camps including Muslims and Christians and virtually all of the Tibetan nation. They harvest human organs from prisoners against their will to sell them into the global black market. Again we turn a blind eye because well we're gluttons and drunks or we certainly have a relative or two that are and we or they just might need a new kidney or liver some day. All that's missing is the "Arbiet Macht Frei" sign over the gates.
This is of course only a partial list of China's economic crimes and crimes against humanity, but we  are supposed to trust them to make such critical goods as our medicines and medical devices, our machine tools and equipment?  We have left ourselves vulnerable to coercion and blackmail by the most racist, corrupt, inhuman,fascist nation of the 21st century. A brutal regime that openly states their determination to become the most dominant economic and military power on Earth. Have not heard and seen this before?
If nothing else comes out of this epidemiological disaster it should open our eyes to the folly of globalism that has been promoted by both parties and shoved down our throats by every President since Bush the elder. It should also be revealing to the politically naive why all of them  so viciously opposed Trump and his America first agenda and still do so to this day.

We can either disengage and confront this 21st century fascist monstrosity or fall into the trap of fear, appeasement and the inevitability of a 21st century war, the survivability would be in serious doubt. At the risk of repeating myself, GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR ASS AMERICA!

Well that's my 2¢ worth on the Chinese virus crisis. Please feel free to agree, disagree, praise or condemn in the comments. But at least have an open enough mind to turn off the TV for awhile and think!

Friday, February 14, 2020

Gateway Part Two.

In response to having been banned by Gateway Pundit I sent the following missive to their service address.
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"I have been a frequent commentor on Gateway for several years and have frequently garnered positive reations to my posts as FVS.

"My comment on the recent story concerning the blatently racist UVA student who was calling, for all intents and purposes, a return to segregation, was intended as both irony and sarcasm. Yet whoever you have monitoring comments on this story took it literally and chose to not simply remove the post or temporarily suspended my posting privileges but instead issued an outright ban on my IP address and remove all of the hundreds of comments I have made over the years.

"I find such a reaction to be antithetical to what I and so many others have come to believe your site stands for. It is what one might expect from Twitter or Facebook.

"Your consideration and review of this matter would be greatly appreciated and simply because I feel I have made meaningful contributions in the past but have have developed relationships with several of my fellow contributors over the years."
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Rather than address any of the points I raised their response was a terse one liner. "The ban was for racism." It only proved my point regarding their over reaction and lack of perceptive capabilities.

Not being one to accept such a terse and arrogant dismissal I sent off the following reply.
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"Horse feathers. Your inability to perceive tongue in cheek sarcasm is apparently limited. If my comment was intended as racist why then did I end it with suggesting that a trip to West Africa might give her a greater appreciation for what living in a majority white country has provided? Have you ever been to Africa? I have.

Or perhaps it's that banning people with perspectives different than your staff's gives you some sense if power. It seems you are more concerned about what you perceive as my racism than you are about the real racism of the left that goes largely unchallenged.

I am of that generation that grew up with and were part of the desegregation movement. We lived with and freely associated blacks and accepted them as equals. We believed in Dr. King's message of judgement based on character rather than color.  Our thanks for this has been that today our children and grandchildren are taught in school that they are inherently evil and racist simply based on the color of their skin.

If you are offended by the disillusionment and sarcasm of my generation at the destruction of those things we were brought up to believe in and act in accordance with just wait to you see what happens when the full reaction of a generation taught to be self loathing sets in.

I harbor no illusions that you will reconsider your decision but I would suggest you broaden your perspectives on history and consider the repercussions of the destruction of the nobility of what others were taught and sincerely believed in rather than simply dismissing what you don't understand as racism while the world around us sinks into yet another fascist nightmare."
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These morons might think that this is over. It's not. There are larger issues here than their petty arrogance. Stay tuned.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Gateway Pundit goes full PC on Race

A great many conservatives Gateway Pundit has been both a reliable source of news without the filter of leftist bill crap and a place where commentary was freewheeling and largely unrestricted. Irony, sarcasm and all measures of snark were openly accepted and debate where disagreement occured was accepted and expected.

Some how that has now changed, at least when it comes to the subject of criticizing black racism with the same aformentioned irony and sarcasm.

My regular readers will also know me by my Disqus handle of FVS. I commented on Gateway's leading story of the day concerning  a black UVA student making a blatantly racist statement that there were "to many white people" at the opening of the newly built campus "Cultural Diversity Center".
I responded, implying that if she is so much in favor of segregation, that perhaps we should just return to full blown segregation with colored only drinking fountains and perhaps the 3/5ths rule as well.  I closed the comment, proving it was sarcasm directed at the irony of her idiotic remark, by suggest she take an extended trip to her ancestral homelands of West Africa and she might come home with a greater appreciation of what living in a majority white country has provided for her.

This comment was met with immediate reaction from Gateway's nameless moderator who took such offence that the comment was not simply removed not was I put in some kind of "time out" like I was a petulant child, but I was permanently banned from commenting on the platform.

I can only conclude that Gateway is hiring ex twitter employees as moderators or they are so afraid of the racecard Nazis that no such absurd sarcasm is to be tolerated.. Or perhaps they have hired former Obama AG William Holder as their race issue moderator. Holder was after all the guy who made his first speech at the DOJ saying that "We are a nation of cowards" on the subject of race. It would certainly appear that that mindset had taken root at Disqus.



Sunday, February 2, 2020

Explain How This Is OK You Leftist Scumbags

Tell us again why we don't need a wall on the Mexican border...


Jan 31 (Reuters) - A man accused of killing two police officers while acting as the leader of an al Qaeda group in the Iraqi city of Fallujah was arrested in Phoenix, Arizona, federal officials said on Friday.
Ali Yousif Ahmed Al-Nouri, 42, is wanted in Iraq on charges of premeditated murder of the Iraqi police officers in 2006, according to a statement by the U.S. Attorney's Office District of Arizona.
An Iraqi judge issued a warrant for Al-Nouri's arrest and the government there issued an extradition request to the U.S. Justice Department, the statement said.
The Justice Department sought an arrest warrant for Al-Nouri and he was taken into custody on Thursday in Phoenix.
He appeared before a federal magistrate judge in Phoenix on Friday in connection with proceedings to extradite him to Iraq, the statement said.
According to the Iraqi government, al-Nouri was the leader of an al Qaeda group in Fallujah which planned operations targeting Iraqi police.
The statement noted the details in the Iraqi complaint were allegations that had yet to been proven in court.
Al-Nouri's extradition would have to be certified by the U.S. court and the U.S. Secretary of State would then decide whether to surrender him to Iraq, the statement said.
It was not immediately possible to contact Al-Nouri for comment or determine whether he had hired a lawyer.
The statement did not provide information on when Al-Nouri entered the United States or how long he had lived in Phoenix. (Reporting by Andrew Hay in New Mexico; Editing by Lincoln Feast.)

Saturday, February 1, 2020

China: Second Degree Effects

In my previous post I mentioned how the coronovirus has the potential to seriously impair the Chinese economy and destabilize the government with possible serious repercussions for the party leadership.

This has been all but confirmed by Chinese attacks on the US as "cruel" for taking steps to  protect itself from further contagion by prohibiting entry to foreigners with recent Chinese travel in their passport records and cutting off of air travel on US carriers.

I have seen no mention so far about shutting out ocean traffic of vessels coming from or through Chinese ports but I expect that will be coming soon both here and elsewhere. As it stands the US, while vulnerable to further contagion it is not the most vulnerable nation.

Once that happens we can expect to see the Chinese stock market to crash rapidly with repercussions for other markets that have become overly dependent on interaction with the Chinese economy including our own. In fact we are already seeing this effect beginning in full anticipation of a highly probable health quarantine of China.

All this of course raises the possibility of even more second degree effects and necessary reactions to them. Firstly, severe contraction of access to foreign markets and cash will trigger waves of loan defaults and unemployment and with it social unrest, as I mentioned previously. This they will try to stem with rapid money creation leading to inflation if not hyperinflation.

Then thr question will become what will the People's Liberation Army do? Will they simply be used in the internal quarantine and  suppression of internal unrest, will they be used in a manufactured foreign crisis as both a distraction and to attempt to create a false patriotic national unity or does the government think they have the logistical capabilities to do both? Or is there the possibility of a straight up military coup and dictatorship?

As to the impact on and reaction to a Chinese quarantine on Western economies I think that is going to depend on how capable of and how quickly they can gear up their own production capabilities to manufacture critical goods presently coming out of China and or create and expand sources from other nations as well as how quickly a vaccine and new antiviral treatments can be developed.

On the US domestic political front we have already seen some of the Democrats insanely trying to blame this crisis on Trump. It is true that the general population has a strong tendency to strictly vote their pocket books and how they perceive the direction of the economy. The impact of Trump Derangement Syndrome on this is going to be hard to measure, at least at first.

In this regard a lot is going to depend on whether or not Trump's team can quickly produce an emergency response plan that addresses both public health concerns and economic contraction that can garner public support.  The other factor will be how willing the Democrats can be to put aside their blind hatred long enough to secure the nation from a real existential threat.

Sadly if recent history is any indicator they won't be able to and will try to exploit the crisis for political gain no matter how much suffering and death it causes.

In any case the next few weeks and months are going to be very interesting if not dangerous.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Outbreak! It's More Than Just Germs.

This flu virus outbreak ctisis in China is far from over and it's not going to be just a public health crisis, although that's going to be a major element. Watch Africa. Chinese penetration into Africa is massive. If the virus has been transmitted there and if the R0 transmission rate goes above three, given  the appaling lack of health care, urban centers in sub sahara Africa could well be devastated.

Recall also what Mark Twain said about history rhyming. In the 1960's China was in the midst of launching an invasion of India when a massive crop failure forced them to retreat for fear of food riots and an insurection that could have toppled the government. Now in the midst of a geopolitical expansion they are faced with both a contracting economic picture and a potential pandemic disease outbreak that could lead to civil unrest that could again threaten to destabilize or topple the government. This is the last thing the polit-bureau needs piled on top of their concerns about the unrest in Hong Kong spreading to the mainland.

This shit has all the potential to get really ugly really fast. Just where things progress from here only time will tell.  Look for neighboring countries to follow North Korea's example in closing their borders and halting air traffic to and from China.



Monday, January 13, 2020

Portlandia Goes Nuts Taxing Jobs And Success

Just as in Seattle when they mandated a $15 min. wage and businesses moved outside the city limits. The same will happen in Portlandia. Who will this hurt? All the low income families that work at Walmart etc. who now will face either having to find new jobs or longer more expensive commutes. The other unintended consequences will of course be retail shoppers facing longer drives to these store will simply turn to Amazon (another of those mega corporations they seem to love to hate) and other home delivery services further accelerating the destruction of brick and mortar stores and consequently depriving the city of jobs, sales tax, real estate tax and business license revenue. The added impact of this will be the deterioration of local neighborhoods that patronize these smaller business that also provide local entry level jobs.
This is quite predictably what happens when idiot leftists legislate on the basis of emotion rather than reason and basic math.