Keeping Fear Alive • City Journal

By John Tierney

Throughout the pandemic, American political and public-health leaders have been following Rahm Emanuel’s classic dictum for power-seeking officials: “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.” Now they’ve adopted a corollary: you never want a crisis to end.

So they are prolonging the national misery instead of easing it, which could be done with a few simple strategies. Explain to the public that the virus will never disappear but is no longer a mortal threat to the vast majority of Americans. Encourage the minority still at risk to get vaccinated by honestly discussing who is in jeopardy and what scientists have learned about infections. Promote treatments proven to prevent infection and speed recovery while avoiding unproven treatments and mandates that cause collateral damage and generate mistrust. Above all, make it clear to Americans that we finally have reason to celebrate: what once seemed an unprecedented danger is now just one of many pathogens that we know how to live with.

But the nation’s crisismongers aren’t about to relinquish their hold over the public, so they’ve set new goals that are as unachievable as they are unnecessary and harmful. Making vaccines available to every American adult is no longer sufficient; now the crisis cannot end until the entire population has been vaccinated. Instead of focusing efforts on vaccinating the vulnerable, officials obsess on compelling universal obedience, even if that means squandering vaccines on people who already have acquired natural immunity or are at minimal risk of serious illness.

The same progressives who regularly denounce “systemic racism” and “Western imperialism” are now enforcing policies that disproportionately punish minorities and the poor, both in the United States (the majority of black teenagers and young adults in New York have been banished from much of public life by the city’s new vaccine-passport policy) and in the rest of the world. The hypocrisy was deftly captured in a tweet by Martin Kulldorff, the Harvard epidemiologist: “If you favor university vaccine mandates for low-risk American and European students, when there is not enough vaccine for older high-risk people in Asia, Africa and Latin America, please remove your #BLM tags from your Twitter/Facebook profiles.”

Children are being sentenced to another round of unnecessary mask mandates and probably more school closures based on evidence-free warnings from Anthony Fauci and others that the Delta variant will be more deadly to them than the original virus. While the variant is more infectious, the evidence does not show it to be any more lethal. In fact, the current mortality rate among American children with Covid is lower than it was last year—and last year many more children died of the flu than of Covid. One of the most thorough studies, in England, shows that the survival rate for those under 18 with Covid is 99.995 percent. But instead of emphasizing these reassuring statistics, public-health officials like Jerome Adams, the former surgeon general, keep looking for new ways to scare parents and children.

“I’m an anesthesiologist,” he tweeted last weekend. “And a dad. And I can assure you in both capacities that your child will be far more comfortable if they’re in a face mask, than on a ventilator. If you’re making a choice on behalf of a child, please choose based on their comfort, vs yours.” He offered no new evidence that children are at heightened risk from the virus, much less any evidence that a mask would make any difference, but he did make sure to include a gruesome photograph of a child on a ventilator.

It was a new low in public-health demagoguery, but unfortunately not so different from the fearmongering of other officials, the press, and social-media platforms. They lament that a minority of the public remains reluctant to get vaccinated without recognizing that their own tactics are likely a chief cause of this reluctance. They have been misleading people for so long—and censoring challenges to their misinformation—that it’s no wonder polls show that an overwhelming majority of unvaccinated Americans say they don’t trust Fauci or the CDC.

Many of these unvaccinated people have mistaken ideas about vaccine side effects, but they’re not wrong when they tell pollsters that the dangers of the virus have been exaggerated and exploited for political purposes. The White House and its Democratic allies in the press have seized on the seasonal surge in the Sun Belt to attack Republicans for not mandating masks—while largely ignoring surges in Democratic strongholds with mask mandates and other restrictions, like Hawaii, Oregon, and San Francisco.

This political cherry-picking of data has been the norm during the pandemic. During surges last year, Florida and Sweden’s failure to lock down and mandate masks was blamed for the outbreaks—never mind that both places did better than average in limiting mortality over the course of the year. In Sweden, which kept its schools open without masks or social distancing during the spread of the Delta variant this year, the overall mortality rate this year has actually been lower than normal.

The CDC continues to undermine its credibility by claiming strong evidence for the efficacy of lockdowns and mask mandates. Dozens of studies have found that lockdowns are ineffective, and one recent analysis of trends in the United States and other countries found that lockdown policies are associated with an increase in excess deaths. The evidence offered by the CDC for mask mandates is weak, as Jeffrey H. Anderson has documented, and the most rigorous research—from more than a dozen randomized clinical trials—suggests that masks are ineffective (and possibly counterproductive) at stopping viral spread. One recent study, which tracked Covid case growth across the United States, concluded that “mask mandates and use are not associated with slower state-level Covid-19 spread during Covid-19 growth surges.”

Even Robert Redfield, who made unsubstantiated claims for mask efficacy last year while he was directing the CDC, now concedes that there is a “paucity of data” to support mask mandates. When asked if the CDC is wrong to be recommending masks for schoolchildren, he replied, “I’m saying that I haven’t been able to review data that supports that recommendation.”

His successors at the agency, unfortunately, seem less interested in reviewing data than in hiding it. As David Zweig reported in New York, when researchers from the CDC compared Covid-mitigation techniques at 169 elementary schools in Georgia, they found no statistically significant reduction of infections in schools that required masks for students, enforced social distancing, or installed barriers between desks. Those were important findings because it was the first such large study, but the CDC did not even mention them in the summary of research that it published. Instead, the agency went on recommending masks for all students.

The European Union’s equivalent of the CDC, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, has sensibly recommended against masking students under age 12 because of the physical, psychological, and social harms to children, but American officials have made no effort to weigh the costs and benefits. The National Institutes of Health hasn’t even bothered to study the negative impacts of its mask policies on children. Dozens of other researchers, though, have demonstrated an array of problems called “Mask-Induced Exhaustion Syndrome.” The problems include decrease in blood oxygen saturation; increase in blood carbon dioxide; increase in heart and respiratory rates; difficulty breathing; dizziness; headache; drowsiness; and decreased ability to concentrate and think.

Masking children at minimal risk from the virus was justified last year on the grounds that it might prevent infections of vulnerable adults who had no defense against the virus. But now that vaccines are readily available, why harm children for the sake of adults who have deliberately chosen not to protect themselves? Since when do children bear responsibility for adults’ decisions?

The mask mandates for children can’t be justified on ethical or scientific grounds, but they persist because they serve the interests of a certain class of adults. The purpose of this hygiene theater was described with blunt accuracy by Ron DeSantis, the Florida governor and one of the few politicians who has actually been following the science during the pandemic. “Politicians,” he explained, “want to force you to cover your face as a way for them to cover their own asses.”

Source: https://www.city-journal.org/will-policymakers-let-the-covid-crisis-end

Money laundering on an epic scale

One of the main activities of liberal governments is to extract money in taxes from the populations they control. Nominally this is in order to provide “essential services”. Arguably, they do provide some essential services. However, a secondary aspect has developed. Providing these essential services turns out to be massively enriching for rather non-visible elites […]

Money laundering on an epic scale

Netanyahu’s Private Opinions on Palestinian Authority and United States

Had seen this before but came across it again today…

The End of World Order and American Foreign Policy – by the Council on Foreign Relations May 2020

The following document was issued by the Council on Foreign Relations in May 2020:

The CFR is the upper echelon of the globalist organizations (as you will see members of the CFR are on the Board of Directors of the World Economic Forum, Morgan Stanley, the CIA, America University, the Carlyle Group, Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., Kissinger Associates, Inc., BlackRock, Warburg Pincus, National Academy of Medicine, McKinsey Global Institute, Alphabet, Princeton University and CNN amongst others. The organization was established in 1921.

The self-ascribed purpose of the CFR is as follows:

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested citizens in order to help them better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries.

Founded in 1921, CFR carries out its mission by maintaining a diverse membership, with special programs to promote interest and develop expertise in the next generation of foreign policy leaders; convening meetings at its headquarters in New York and in Washington, DC, and other cities where senior government officials, members of Congress, global leaders, and prominent thinkers come together with Council members to discuss and debate major international issues; supporting a Studies Program that fosters independent research, enabling CFR scholars to produce articles, reports, and books and hold roundtables that analyze foreign policy issues and make concrete policy recommendations; publishing Foreign Affairs, the preeminent journal on international affairs and U.S. foreign policy; sponsoring Independent Task Forces that produce reports with both findings and policy prescriptions on the most important foreign policy topics; and providing up-to-date information and analysis about world events and American foreign policy on its website, CFR.org.”

Source: https://www.cfr.org/about

Their self-ascribed claim of being “independent” and being “non-partisan are complete bullshit. Have a look at this diagram which shows the depth of the penetration of reach of this organization:

CREDIT: Swiss Policy Research

Notes from the Essay:

The authors of the paper state “that along with U.S.-Soviet competition and the Cold War, the COVID-19 pandemic represents the most serious challenge to the U.S.-led international order. They call this “a moment of radical international uncertainty” that “occurs at a troubling time geopolitically, including the withdrawal of the United States from global leadership.”

In other words, they are in lockstep with the language of the Great Reset – just like everyone else.

It is especially noted that Kissinger’s motivation in geopolitical struggles often included the benefit of a future relationship with China:

“During his years in once, Kissinger above all else sought to apply his concept and objectives of world order to the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union and to prepare for the emergence of China as an eventual world power.”

The End of World Order and American Foreign Policy – Page 6

The two primary authors of the article give an assessment of geopolitical state of affairs since the pandemic began to emanate worldwide:

“the pandemic has undermined order by straining governments, dividing societies, exacerbating societal inequalities, heightening tensions between the United States and China, and demonstrating the vast gap between global problems and the world’s ability to address them through existing international institutions.

The End of World Order and American Foreign Policy – Forward V

This is also a regurgitation of the language coming out of the World Economic Forum’s Great Reset, as the entire core of the Great Reset is to repurpose geopolitical politics, rework international institutions and – also – in line with the Kalergi Plan – establish a one world culture where the Americans, Soviets (former nations of the USSR) and the Chinese work towards miscegenation and race mixing to lose their own borders, language, cultures, heritage – abandon any/all in-group preferences – to evolve into the “One World Culture” called for by the Rothschild consortium created, Bolshevik inspired, Zionist run United Nations.

The following are some of my favorite fear porn quotes from the release – which basically they are laying the framework for an endemic to run concurrent with the forever wars in Syria, Afganistan, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, and elsewhere:

“This is a moment of radical international uncertainty. Despite many commentaries to the contrary, it is difficult to predict what the long-term impact of the COVID-19 crisis will be on the quest for world order” – which is basically saying “this fucking thing sucks for you but it gives us work to do”

“By contrast, although this crisis occurs at a troubling time geopolitically, including the withdrawal of the United States from global leadership, until the pandemic it was a period of interdependence and prosperity for many countries.”

this is a reassurance that the last bastion of freedom – the Constitutional rights afforded to Americans will perish as a result of the fall of American global hegemony. Freedom of expression, association, speech and assembly, the right to bear arms in the advent of a tyrannical government, private property ownership, the right to a fair trial, certain educational, religious, medicinal and cultural freedoms – KISSINGER IT ALL GOODBYE ONCE THE LAUNCH OF THE DIGITAL ID IN TANDEM WITH THE DIGITAL CURRENCY ISSUED FROM THE BANK OF INTERNATIONAL SETTLEMENTS COMES INTO PLAY.

These following questions are wonderful:

“Will medical shortcomings trigger mass migration?”

...there used to a time when the UN allowed asylum for refugees. Refugees are people that are in mortal danger if they return to their war-torn homelands. However, over the course of the past decade, the United Nations has done a brilliant job of meme’ing a refugee and an economic migrant into the same thing. This statement basically says that “western nations have the moral imperative to take “migrants” from all over the entire planet AND AND it will be their duty to provide proper medical treatment….and it must be free of cost to the migrants or else it is a RASICM (per the ADL).

Will mass digital surveillance become more attractive
if it offers an alternative to economic shutdown?

….seriously they write like this? Of course it becomes more attractive to the ones gathering intelligence by mass surveillance. This is just a foreshadowing of the coming Communitarianism.

You know I wanted to do this deep analysis of this CFR bulletin because it was interesting at first but the entire thing is just loud cheer FOR GLOBOHOMO. NEO-LIBERAL, DEBT-LADEN, RACELESS, BORDERLESS, GENDERLESS, CHILDLESS, GODLESS, UBI-FUNDED CONSUMERIST CAPITAL WHERE EVERYTHING IS MEANT TO EXPLODE.

THE CFR IS THE ENEMY, I HAVE FOLLOWED THEM FOR TWENTY YEARS. THEY ARE ZIONIST MOUTHPIECES. THEY ARE ONES THAT SEND OUT THE MEMOS. THE MEMOS OF THE GLOBOHOMOGAYPLEX.

GOOD IF TRUE:  Israel Threatens to Abandon America, Ally With China And Russia After Securing $40B In U.S. Aid

Knesset member Ayoob Kara, who is part of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party, on Tuesday threatened that Israel is prepared to abandon America and ally with China .

Source: Israel Threatens to Abandon America, Ally With China And Russia After Securing $40B In U.S. Aid

 

GOOD RIDDANCE!!!

Diversity and the Death of Labor – National Justice/Eric Striker

Source:

https://national-justice.com/diversity-and-death-labor

Bombshell leaked emails showing that Amazon strikebreakers uses racial diversity to ensure workers at Whole Foods never unionize only confirms taboo research showing that multiculturalism destroys civic cohesion and engagement of all kinds. 

Unionized workers — and their threat to strike — is a massive threat to executive bonuses and a companies stock value. America’s plutocrats are the wealthiest in the world, even as living standards for the majority decline.

According to Amazon’s internal documents, more racially homogenous stores, which is usually codeword for white, have higher rates of sales, but tend to be “hot spots” for the threat of unionization. In other words, it’s not even totally economic, but also a question of power. Jeff Bezos would rather sell fewer products than have to negotiate any conditions with his workers.  

Diversity and the Death of Labor 

On this front, white workers are alone. The left today prioritizes liberal concepts of “diversity” far above the common man’s economic interests. In their discourse, self-described socialists will rely on Cato Institute studies showing immigration improves GDP to dismiss the Hecksher-Olin-Samuelson (HOS) model that shows immigration inevitably weakens labor’s bargaining power. What do self-described “socialists” think of legalizing child labor, which would also boost GDP? The libertarian ghouls at Cato support this too

The work of elite Jewish globalists like Ruth Milkman (2006) has been highly influential in articulating the theory that labor unions should support open borders legislation in order to legalize and organize migrants. According to advocates of this strategy, which the AFL-CIO has embraced since the 1990s, mass immigration is not something modern nation-states can do anything about (proven to be a lie by recent COVID-19 border closings around the world), so unions must adapt to mitigate the impact of illegal immigrant labor and guarantee a future as an institution.

The promised mass organizing of immigrants never materialized. Instead the withering away of solidarity caused by scab labor and increased diversity in the West has been a major factor in the free fall of union membership. As the AFL-CIO changed its tune on immigration, working class political power simultaneously declined. The Democratic Party now ignores working people and embraces its role as a puppet of Wall Street and Silicon Valley donors.

The only alternative for white labor is the GOP, which despite owing its electoral success to this demographic, doesn’t want it.  

Leftists would argue that the failure of their “internationalist”/globalist theory is because of white privilege and racism — exclusion of immigrants, rather than changing their socially conservative internal culture to encourage them to join up. But the actual correlation is the other way around: the more pro-immigration organized labor is, the weaker it gets. 

According to Julie Watts’ 2002 study of labor attitudes, Immigration policy and the challenge of globalization: Unions and employers in unlikely alliance, countries withunions with strong communist and anarchist backgrounds like Spain and France were some of the most eager to embrace a pro-immigration position. Today, union membership in Spain has essentially collapsed to lower rates than even the United States. France, another nation where labor supports open borders, has experienced something similar, with its unions struggling for relevance even as Yellow Vest discontent swept through the streets. 

The excuse communists and left-liberals make is that labor power in Europe was destroyed during the 2008 financial crisis. Yet Iceland, which suffered one of the worst financial meltdowns in Europe during the same period, continues to lead the world in labor union participation at 92%. What is Iceland’s secret? Up until 2018, it was one of the most racially homogenous countries on earth, with virtually no immigration for 1,000 years. 

Rather than learning and adapting to real world conditions, the left has only moved the goalposts further and further to rationalize its cosmopolitan, neo-liberal first principles. At The Baffler, a “socialist” journal that pays authors $900 per piece, the Jewish author Jamie Marchant took to attacking the idea of economic nationalism more broadly. According to the full-time academic, tariffs and trade agreements that protect American workers are also racist and unions should stop lobbying for them because they take jobs from workers in Mexico. This insane inversion of common sense is predicated upon the idea that nations have no moral right to ensure capital serves its people first — how convenient for “global citizens” like Jeff Bezos. 

The Kosher Third Position 

As the Bernie moment subsides and the left comes to terms with being a vehicle for the political will of the elite, there is a rising intellectual movement composed of “national conservatives” and Catholic integralists taking hold on the peripheries of the Republican party looking to take white workers for another ride.

Figures like Marco Rubio, Josh Hawley and Matt Gaetz represent the political incarnations of these ideas. These men want to run for president in 2024. 

The journal encapsulating this rising tendency is American Affairs, which often publishes intellectual works that transcend left and right. 

By and large, the prominent voices at American Affairs endorse corporatism/solidarism — the pro-worker economic ideology of Benito Mussolini, the original Falangists and Adolf Hitler. But there’s one catch: all of its advocates are avowed “anti-racists,” and in very recent times, increasingly Jewish. 

On the front page of the publication, we see the work of Jews with spotty histories as neocons or Zionists, like Compass’ Oren Cass, Blue Labour’s Maurice Glasman, Matt Stoller, and David P. Goldman. They are on the record as being hostile to anything even resembling “white nationalism,” in spite of the fact that the people they are talking about in their research today are by and large white.

The editor of the ostensibly Trumpian journal, Julius Krein, wrote an opinion piece days after the 2017 Charlottesville march claiming to have “regretted” voting for Trump after the president made the point that there was violence on “both sides.” The op-ed was nothing more than an “Antifa” rant. 

Researcher Michael Dawson’s 1994 work studying the importance of race in developing a “linked fate” — collective consciousness — demonstrates that unity through blood and soil is the easiest and most efficient way to bring individuals together. Without a linked fate, individual workers do not feel compelled to sacrifice as individuals for a group — something every successful labor union has instilled in its militants. 

There is an argument to be made that America, as a multi-racial country, must encourage cross racial labor organizing to some degree. The problem with pro-worker post-liberals, whether Catholic Integralists like Adrian Vermeule and Sohrab Ahmari or Yoram Hazony endorsed “national conservatives” flirting with Fascist ideas is that they actively attack any white advocacy whatsoever. 

In a recent article criticizing these figures, paleo-conservative Scott Greer made the point that what animated Trump’s election in 2016 was a web of issues — preserving the European identity of the United States being a huge one. Instituting a Catholic theocracy is…a much tougher sell. 

Any industrial policy or attempt at reviving America’s civic institutions will fail at launch without the racial question taken into consideration, as the anti-solidarity specialists at Amazon do. It’s not a zero-sum game to us, but it is to the phony right. If every race has a right to wield the power of ethno-nationalism in the fight over resources in America. 


If America is going to work, we need racial syndicates side by side with class-based ones. If whites are denied this by their self-selected leaders, then they are no friends of white workers. 

Myron C Fagan – Redpills

This recording was made in 1967. He delves into hidden history behind international central banking, wars, Zionism, the impact of secret societies…worth a listen..