We’re All In This Together

February 5th, 2021 No comments

link: Booze and no shoes: Inside the Vancouver ‘makeshift nightclub’ that flouted COVID-19 orders (msn.com)

How many times have we heard the nauseating line expressed in the blog title? Sure, it usually emanates from the mouths of sanctimonious politicians and we expect that.  The underlying premise of every program that they foist upon the public must have the underlying plank of “it’s for the good of the people”, as if we needed governments to tell us what’s in our best interests, since you know, they govern mental inferiors.   Aided by a compliant media, the message seeps into the psyche of the general public as would the stench of manure from simply standing in a barn.  The genius of sanctimony is that it makes those not in compliance, automatically unvirtuous people.  The other line oft heard is “well if it only saves one life”.  These are the sentiments of idiots.

In effect this program deputizes the masses of morally weak sycophants to rush to prove their worth in the virtuous society. This dynamic is being played out daily now that the “great pandemic of 2020” has moved into the one year anniversary of a voluntary 14 day quarantine.  It’s like the infamous Gilligan’s Island 3 hour tour. Instead of abating, we are now to believe that, not just one, not two, not three but FOUR waves of this deadly malaise is wreaking havoc on all civilized societies.  Notwithstanding the glaring absence of healthy people falling like flies who are not connected to care facilities, people actually are embracing the tyrannical rules foisted on them by their political masters.   It’s bizarrely like the taste of very strong cheese, which is first repulsive and then you become acclimatized to the smell of a cadaver and the taste of mold and begin to like it.  They even coined a name for this phenomenon years ago, Stockholm Syndrome.

Those brave enough to question the preposterous edicts are gaslit to believe that they are irresponsible and anti social. Only now, they are under the beady eyed scrutiny of their fellow citizens if they dare to have opposing views.  Whole populations of Karens have emerged to enforce the dictates of pearl clutchers who were only elected to catch dogs, keep the water clean and the streets safe.  They were not elected to direct people how to assess risk in their daily lives.  As the edicts become more preposterous, the public seemingly has an unlimited capacity to bend to them.  Closing down businesses, losing income, banned contact with family, friends and church….the line keeps moving.  We’ve heard talk of double, triple, or even quadruple masking to ensure ‘safety’.  Let’s not forget anal swabbing, also on the horizon.  Canada has a policy of sequestering visitors in hotel rooms at traveler expense after spending 3 days in a Covid clink.  We’re not even sure who is supposed to be protected.

The scofflaws in the linked article held a party and invited people to it.  Presumably the attendees all knew the risks and they weren’t forced at gunpoint.  They weren’t going to a bubble wrap party. This is reminiscent of the infamous prohibition days when people had to knock on a door with a sliding slit to enter a premise with any booze.  If that seemed preposterous then, it’s worse now.  In Florida, a very popular and busy grocery store was filmed by a medical doctor and he took umbrage with all of the unmasked people assembling within.  In fact, he tweeted “I hope they all die”.  A doctor.

The threshold for personal indignities imposed by the elected braintrust will continue to ratchet up as new rules are made up to adversely affect the lives of normal people. The more Karens that embrace these rules, the more likely that the politicos are emboldened with their reign of terror.  For those skeptical of this, I refer them to the present day Kabuki which is airport security. We see the effects of this brainwashing by observing the airport protocols that were initiated over 20 years ago.  We are still taking off shoes and being felt up at airports though not a single terrorist has tried to run the gates in all that time.  As terrorism threats then are to Covid now, the  real viruses endangering people are compliance and stupidity.

 

The Last Shall Be First

January 27th, 2021 No comments

source: GameStop: History Points To A Share Price In The Thousands (NYSE:GME) | Seeking Alpha

The stock market has been on an unprecedented run to the upside over the past 4 years and it looks easy; but people should not be misled; it’s not a place for sissies. Logic doesn’t always play the most important role in determining price movements and there is no such thing as “it should go up” or “it should go down”. I won’t go into the whys and wherefores of market dynamics here; that’s a subject more suitable for people suffering from insomnia.  But there is an interesting drama being played out as we write and that is the activity surrounding a listed company named Gamestop.

Gamestop is a company whose business model is apparently going the way of the former behemoth, Blockbuster Entertainment.  It is a video game retailer which is losing money by the bucket-load due to the proliferation of online video game distribution.  Over the past while, ‘savvy’ traders, attracted by the deteriorating fundamental outlook have been shorting the stock as if the company was going to zero.  As recently as this past August, the stock was treading water at under $4 a share and seemingly destined to collapse as all the smart guys complacently anticipated their imminent demise.

Well whaddya know, due to some arcane mechanics tied to a huge short positon and the actions of some smart traders, the stock recently traded as high as $350 a share! Nothing has changed in the company, the fundamental circumstances are the same, which is to say bleak.  But….with the revived stock price, the company all of a sudden has a life due to forces beyond any internal change.

What does this remind us of?

The political version of Gamestop is Joe Biden.  Consider the fundamentals, and these are facts, not opinion:

Was caught cheating on his grades in Law school

Lied about his scholarships

Plagiarized speeches

Has been on the wrong side of every foreign policy issue in almost 50 years of being in government

Collaborated with foreign governments including China and the Ukraine

Provided cover for and exerted influence for his drug addled son.

Cannot make a coherent speech without a teleprompter

Cannot attract enough people to fill a Volkswagen van for his speeches

And….BECOMES PRESIDENT OF THE US! Joe Biden is Gamestop personified.  Some clever people have managed to take this disaster of a candidate and place him into the highest office in the world.  If nothing else, Joe Biden is a grotesque Horatio Alger story and is an inspiration for all those that have never achieved anything in their lives and have botched up everything that they’ve attempted.  In the most perverse way, Gamestop and Joe Biden demonstrate why the allure of America is so great.

The logic of both Gamestop and Joe Biden are stupefying on the surface, but as we know, process trumps logic. The takeaway from these two events is that in life, playing the game is more important than having the best cards.

 

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