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Daily Tech News 21 February 2021 | Main | Mid-Morning Art Thread
February 21, 2022

The Morning Report - 2/21/22


Good morning, kids. Start of a new week and before even getting into things, let me just state for the record: Forget Ukraine. And you can substitute a much shorter word beginning with the letter "F" for "forget." It's a complete wag-the-dog scam meant to distract us and the rest of the world from the abject failure of the junta that hijacked America in 2020. Except there is one caveat that will perhaps prevent me from being forced to eat my hat. For sure, Biden, Putin and probably even Zelensky are putting on an act. The headline for Sundance's article over at the Conservative Treehouse says it all:

Ron Klain Organizes a Stunning, Massive and Magnificent Biden-Putin Peace Summit Certain to Bring Nobel Peace Nomination

With everything collapsing in on the junta, causing even solid Democrat constituencies to go wobbly if not jump ship entirely (not that the GOP is ready to offer them anything but bitter disappointment like the rest of us), this is certainly the calculation - the world's shiniest object accompanied by the loudest recorded shouting of "squirrel!" in history. But if some trigger happy idiot on either side decides he's going to go rogue, then all bets are well and truly off at that point. These fools are playing a very dangerous game and their rhetoric might have some unintended consequences. Unlike the rhetoric that caused an SUV to drive itself into a Waukesha Christmas parade or a semi-automatic rifle to become self aware and start spraying a GOP softball game with bullets. No connection there at all, of course.

And with that nonsense out of the way, let's get down to cases. It's now safe to say that Cuba is no longer the closest totalitarian police state in our hemisphere. That distinction now belongs to the nation we share a border with on the 49th parallel, once considered the longest, most peaceful border in the world. It is absolutely breathtaking as well as eye-opening to witness what was once a beacon of freedom to the world descend into the madness of totalitarian state thuggery, naturally dressed up in the skin-suit of "freedom" and "democracy." In the words of the rotting lump of celeriac of a criminal pervert propped up in the Oval Office, "what the hell am I talking about?" It's merely a preview of what we're on the knife edge of happening right here. In fact, it's exactly what happened on January 6th, 2021 in the Capitol. Once again, friend of the blog Michael Walsh sets the stage:

Thus spake Captain Ahab:

All visible objects, man, are but as pasteboard masks. But in each event -- in the living act, the undoubted deed -- there, some unknown but still reasoning thing puts forth the mouldings of its features from behind the unreasoning mask. If man will strike, strike through the mask! How can the prisoner reach outside except by thrusting through the wall?

So now the mask slips and the truth is revealed: it was never about masks, or [Chinese] Covid, or "the science" at all. It was always -- and always will be -- about power. The Long March through the Institutions, the hallmark of the Frankfurt School's assault on the Western democracies, has now claimed its latest and thus far biggest prize.

Who had the collapse of Canada as a functioning democracy on his bingo card? It was disheartening enough when Australia (with a "conservative" prime minister) fell, and that disarmed and benighted nation quickly transformed from the land of Mad Max and Crocodile Dundee back into the British penal colony it always was.

But Canada? . . .

. . . Now, in the blink of an eye, that relationship has been imperiled by Trudeau's abrogation of representative, parliamentary democracy via his mini-Machtergreifung last week. In this outrageous and disgraceful action he has been aided and abetted by his deputy prime minister (and finance minister) Chrystia Freeland (Harvard, Rhodes scholar), whose journalist grandfather was reportedly a Nazi collaborator during the war. Coincidentally, she is married to a reporter for the New York Times, and is a former journalist herself. Of Ukrainian descent on her mother's side, the steely, multi-lingual Freeland has emerged as She Who Brings Down the Hammer . . .

In her remarks following Trudeau's act of nation-destroying pique, she said this:

. . . These illegal blockades must and will end. What we are facing today is a threat to our democratic institutions, to our economy, and to peace, order, and good government in Canada. This is unacceptable. It cannot stand and it will not stand.

"Our democracy," indeed. A dedicated leftist, Freeland is a member of the board of trustees of the World Economic Forum, the most dangerous threat to real democracy and freedom in the world today. Led by Klaus Schwab, whose Strangelovian accent would make Laurence Olivier's demented dentist Dr. Szell blush, the WEF is the force behind the Great Reset, a cross between the dystopian visions of Orwell's 1984 and Huxley's Brave New World as run by Daddy Warbucks and Dr. Evil. . . .

. . . The sad and sobering part is that some two-thirds of Canadians approve of the Trudeau government's curtailment of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which guarantees freedom of conscience and religion; freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication; freedom of peaceful assembly; and freedom of association. But as in Britain, Ireland, Australia, and the U.S. Canada's major media are strongly pro-government (as long as that government tilts left) and will not brook any opposition to their love of internationalism. If that means rights have to be shelved "for a limited time," well you know the old saw about omelets and eggs. It only took two years to end "two weeks to flatten the curve."

Look at the actions of these people and now you understand the absolute mortal danger we are in, not just from these putrid pukes controlling government (bad enough as that may be) but from the putrid pukes controlling the c-suites of multi-national corporations, not just Google and Microsoft but finance like Blackrock. Now you know why there is a drive to end paper currency, or why the IRS was pushing to report (IIRC) bank accounts and/or transactions above $600.

Now couple all this with vaccine databases, the consolidation of all your medical history with the government courtesy of Obamacare plus the unwitting collection of all of your private personal information over the past 20-30 years courtesy of Facebook and other social(ist) media and voila! Instant Panopticon with all of us the inmates and an Axis of governmental and corporate elites as the warders, gently nudging us towards a more civil, and enlightened future. If I were to make a prediction, it will resemble something akin to Kolyma at the height of the season, if not Babi Yar.

The most troubling aspect of all of this, as I emphasized in Michael Walsh's excellent piece, is the massive approval by the Canadian citizenry of what Justine Castreau-cescu and his underlings are doing to these truckers and their supporters (notwithstanding of course the accuracy/reliability of these polls). The Germans who eagerly burned Jewish shops and synagogues on Kristallnacht share much in common with the Canadians who threatened Terry Giuliani, the gelato shop owner who committed the heinous sin of sending some money to the truckers. But let's say for a moment that the polls are wrong, and that a majority of people do not support the evisceration of Canada's Charter of Rights. Well, where are these people? It's one thing to actively cheer the persecution of your friends and neighbors. What is perhaps worse are those who stand by, shrug their shoulders and do or say nothing.

The estimable Roger Kimball observes:

A single, nonviolent convoy was shattered by state violence. More than 100 people have been arrested. But many thousands simmer out of reach. Who knows whether they will climb back into the cabs of other 18-wheelers.

You can be sure, however, that their demands for freedom will continue to resonate. And one strand of that cry will demand the head, in political terms, of little Justin Trudeau. In fact, it is already happening. Trudeau won a skirmish but lost his credibility, which means that he has also lost legitimacy and, ultimately, that he will lose the war.

It's comforting to think that. But if this is a "war," and I believe that it is, the forces that are arrayed against us are truly staggering. Even worse, though, is the hostility and indifference of far too many of our fellow citizens. And that is where this struggle will ultimately be determined.

As I wrote before Joey Softserve was installed on January 20, 2021:

. . . we are going to enter a phase of our lives where we will be confronted with situations, perhaps even of life and death, that are going to challenge us in ways that until recently seemed unimaginable. Not just physically and emotionally but in ways that will force us to confront who we are and what we believe as rational, decent, G-d fearing human beings.

As it turns out, that was not hyperbole on my part. Given what's happened in just over one year, it's coming to pass and I can't even imagine what the hell is in store for us this time next year. More and more, you are either with us, or you're with the terrorists.

George Washington and Abe Lincoln are turning in their graves.

The End of America: 100 Days That Shook the World available here.

NOTE: The opinions expressed in the links may or may not reflect my own. I include them because of their relevance to the discussion of a particular issue.

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