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October 11, 2021

The Morning Report - 10/11/21


Good morning, kids. Happy Columbus Day! Today we celebrate a man (a real one) who brought civilization such as it was at that time to a savage, in every sense of that word, undiscovered part of the world. The usual suspects are prancing about in a skin-suit demanding we instead observe "Indigenous Peoples Day." We must recognize all the decent, innocent original inhabitants of the lands conquered and colonized by evil supremacist enslavers and dominators. Of course that never includes the millions mostly peacefully butchered, raped and degraded over the course of the last 1,500 years of the devotees of the "religion of peace." In any case, considering what took place between November 3rd, 2020 and January 6th, 2021 - that is, the overthrow, dispossession and concerted effort to enslave over 200 million indigenous people of the former United States of America, as a member of that group I say let the festivities commence.

"Festivities." Like being officially labeled a domestic terrorist for raising your voice at a school board meeting to protest you child's involuntary lobotomy and absorption into the collective hive mind of Marxist socialist nihilism. Or being thrown into prison and held virtually incommunicado for months on end in conditions that would make Papillon wince for showing up at the Capitol on January 6th. Worse, being shot in the back and assassinated by a uniformed goon with a badge. Or being fired for refusing to be needlessly injected with what amounts to snake oil (and highly profitable for Big Pharma at that) for what is at the end of the day an easily treatable respiratory virus (the origin and nature of it notwithstanding).

To the true believers, the mind-altered pod-people that no amount of logic, fact or reason will ever be able to reach, it is us "indigenous" Americans that are out of our minds for not accepting that men are women merely because they say so, or that your children are to be taught the wonders of anal penetration by men posing as women, that killing a baby in utero is an act of love, that there can be no wrong answer to the problem of 2 + 2 because math is racist, fossil fuels are evil, money is evil, "war is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength."

You'd have to be insane not to see this. Well, the insane are a danger not only to themselves but to society at large. And what do we do with insane people? We institutionalize them, of course.

It was from the 1940s through the 1970s, the height of the Cold War, that Soviet authorities notoriously politicized the field of psychiatry. One should always be very suspicious of any government official appealing directly to the "science." Politicians know science like they know ethics. In 1963, Russian-Jewish poet and essayist Joseph Brodsky was twice placed in a pyschiatric facility against his will, and ultimately charged with the crime of "social parasitism" (according to the lawful authorities, not making sufficient contributions to society). He was eventually expelled from the country.

The Soviet government even went so far as to make up fictitious psychological illnesses like "sluggish schizophrenia" to justify the forcible psychiatric incarceration of people who committed no obvious wrongs, but were simply brave enough to criticize the Soviet regime or to reject communism altogether . . . This is really quite normal for "law" and "order," but adding the "crazy" element to the equation (placing people in institutions Russians came to call "psikhushkas") was really the cherry on top. Using phony science to discredit and destroy enemies of the state for rejecting the state's official ideology is a quintessentially lefto-bolshevist tactic.

Which is why it is quite interesting that our own government has now entered a very similar business, a softer form of politicizing lunacy to be sure, but no less absurd or sinister. You are all probably familiar with Stuart Scheller, the Marine who famously criticized the sloppy, poorly planned, poorly conceived Afghanistan withdrawal. Our corrupt government's unconscionable treatment of the man has been nothing short of scandalous, throwing him in the brig, accusing him of a litany of crimes, and refusing to allow him to resign his post. However, what really jumped out at me was that to top it all off they demanded he get a "psychiatric evaluation." There is absolutely no evidence or reason to think there is anything wrong with Col. Scheller psychologically. None. Zero. So why would the government order him to get a psych eval? Well, Scheller thought his superiors were trying to do him a solid, maybe get him diagnosed with PTSD so that he might be found less than fully (legally and otherwise) responsible for his public statements. I happen to think that is a very naive take.

This kind of thing is never done with good intentions. Governments are not benevolent entities. This was a tyrannical assault on the state's critics, just as in the case of Brodsky, Grigorenko, and Solzhenitsyn. It is an attempt to discredit critics of power. The mention of a psychiatric evaluation taints the source of the ideas/critiques, and thereby strengthens the position of the state, especially states run by criminals. . .

. . . You see, the neo-Bolsheviks who run America and dominate all of her major institutions really think Stuart Scheller and others like him, dissidents and right-wingers and those who don't want to get the [Chinese] COVID vaccine, and "racists" and "sexists" and "transphobes," and whoever else, really are psychologically unwell. America has become a deeply polarized society and one of the consequences of that is that political differences are increasingly equated with moral shortcomings and even mental disease. So while the self-interest on the part of the Cultural Marxist elite is surely a factor, a lot of these people are true believers. Many Soviets really thought that being devoutly religious for example, was a genuine mental disorder. Many of the left-wing zealots with outsized power in America today likewise truly believe that those who reject their core beliefs are not just politically misguided, they are dangerous, abominable, and downright bonkers.

My lead-in to this excerpt is not quite right. The Left has emptied the asylums and of course the prisons all in the name of "social justice" and in doing so have made average citizens prisoners to the fear of getting on a once safe subway or worse, victims of violence. But to evil, raving maniacs like Bill DeBolshevik or Chesa Boudin, the criminal justice system is merely an extension of white supremacy that came ashore in 1492 (wait, I thought it was 1619?) and has oppressed indigenous persons and persons of color for centuries. And so we have the decriminalizing of crime and the move to abolish the criminal justice system as we know it. But it's more sinister than that. As I alluded to, unleashing actual psychos, criminals and psycho-criminals onto the streets to commit their acts, in the eyes of the Left, IS criminal justice; it is we who are collectively guilty of white supremacy, racism and oppression and so if you're robbed, raped or murdered, you had it coming. Of course, the black on black violence that has stacked up inner city youth like cordwood is to be ignored, or if possible, blamed on white supremacy.

We laugh at leftists when they bellow "follow the science" and "the science is settled." But it's not a laughing matter anymore.

There are two parts to the human dilemma. One is the belief that the end justifies the means. That push-button philosophy, that deliberate deafness to suffering has become the monster in the war machine. The other is the betrayal of the human spirit. The assertion of dogma closes the mind and turns a nation, a civilization into a regiment of ghosts -- obedient ghosts, or tortured ghosts.

It's said that science will dehumanize people and turn them into numbers. That's false -- tragically false.

Look for yourself.

This is the concentration camp and crematorium at Auschwitz. This is where people were turned into numbers. Into this pond were flushed the ashes of some four million people. And that was not done by gas -- it was done by arrogance, it was done by dogma, it was done by ignorance.

When people believe that they have absolute knowledge, with no test in reality, this is how they behave. This is what men do when they aspire to the knowledge of gods.

You don't have to be Dr. bloody Bronowski to see that what he is warning us about is exactly where we are heading.

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