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December 02, 2022

The Morning Report — 12/2/22


Good morning, kids. It pisses me off no end to have to do this but it's something that I feel I have to get out of the way before moving on to the fight for freedom abroad and here in our own country. Y'know, trivial crap like that.

So, let's play a little game of compare and contrast, shall we?

Donald Trump / Kanye West / Nic Fuentes
Barack Obama / Jeremiah Wright / Louis Farrakhan

How about this example?

Bernie Madoff vs. Sam Bankman-Fried

Or . . .

Ashli Babbitt / Roseanne Boyland /unarmed, nonviolent J6 dupes
BLM / Antifa

I think you catch my meaning. Whatever one feels about Donald Trump and his worth as the standard-bearer for 2024 – and I am not necessarily sanguine about supporting him myself for reasons other than this BS – it is painfully obvious that this kind of garbage, along with the shampeachments, indictments, bureaucratic persecutions and all the rest of it are meant to make him absolutely toxic to voters as well as any potential allies and nominees in his next administration. That is if he survives this sliming, or else is induced into stepping on his own dick by taking the bait. Meh. Any time he defends himself it will be spun as such.

Look, you can support Trump or DeSantis or some candidate to be named later. And there are valid reasons to support or reject any of them. But, if you believe Trump's one-off sit down with a mentally unstable West and an uninvited Fuentes makes him a Nazi, while Obama having as his priest and confessor a rabid, unreconstructed Jew-hater all his adult life is a non-story, then you're a Democrat. Or Piers Morgan.

Basta cosi.

* * * * *

In mentioning both Ashli Babbitt and Roseanne Boyland, who are martyrs in every sense of that word, this happened in Iran a few days ago:

A man was killed by security forces in Iran after he honked his car horn to celebrate the country’s World Cup loss to the US, a human rights group said Wednesday — as anti-government protests erupted across the country following the defeat.

Mehran Samak, 27, was allegedly shot in the head at an anti-regime demonstration in Bandar Anzali Tuesday night after he rejoiced in the country’s 1-0 defeat, the Iran Human Rights group said, according to the BBC.

The alleged shooting came as Iranians opposed to the country’s “murderous” political regime took to the streets to celebrate the soccer team’s loss to its longtime political rival in Qatar Tuesday.

Let's keep sending Iran pallets of cash and give them the green light to get nukes because, Israel bad, or something. And Donald Trump's an anti-Semite. Oops. Sorry.

Over in China, where it's equally suicidal to stand up to among the most repressive regimes in the world (Xi's role model Mao Zedong butchered 60 million of his own people, making the other socialist heroes Hitler and Stalin look like amateurs in comparison), the junta in DC has kept silent. Mostly because a large segment of this government on both sides of the aisle (*cough!* McConnell! *cough!*) and most especially the Vegetable-in-Chief himself is owned by them, along with the private sector. And whatever the Chinese could not steal from us in terms of technology was eagerly given to them on a silver platter by our own high-tech industries. The tools of repression are being tested out over there because no doubt in the very near future they will be used right here to put us down and keep us down.

Tim Cook's Apple is in bed with the Red Chinese now in much the same way as IBM was with the Third Reich. And as Daniel Greenfield brilliantly shows, it's been going on for a lot longer than just Cook's tenure.

“Think Different”, Apple’s slogan, actually means collaborating with a Communist dictatorship where thinking differently is a crime. And it also means suppressing free speech in America.

That’s why Apple is threatening free speech on Twitter just as it’s threatening it in Shanghai.

But that is what the company has always been behind the reality distortion field of its ads. “Think Different” has never meant anything other than, “Shut up and do what the visionaries tell you. . . ”

. . . Jobs, the talented marketer who had positioned Apple as the company fighting totalitarianism with its 1984 ad, was aggressively offshoring the company’s labor to Communist China.

What China had to offer was mass production under a ruthlessly totalitarian system that would, when Jobs decided to revamp the iPhone a month before launch, wake up 8,000 workers at midnight for a 12 hour shift.

At an Obama dinner, Jobs bluntly confirmed, “Those jobs aren’t coming back.”

“What U.S. plant can find 3,000 people overnight and convince them to live in dorms?” Apple’s supply manager asked.

The dorms, where 12 workers live to a tiny room, everyone is monitored and so many have committed suicide that nets were put up to catch the bodies, were the real “Think Different”.

Steve Jobs loved China and the Communist dictatorship loved him back. His famous black turtleneck appeared to echo the Mao suit. There are golden busts of Jobs in China looking like a Communist dictator.When Jobs died, there was hysterical mourning in China. There was no mourning for the deaths of workers at the Foxconn plants where Apple products were made. . .

. . . The company wasn’t just once again collaborating with a Communist dictatorship responsible for the murder of countless millions, but it was screwing its own users, the naive students who had paid premium prices for its slave labor products because they believed in Apple.

They believed, like so many Americans and Europeans, that Apple stood for something.

And Apple does. It stands for tyranny.

That’s why Apple is threatening Twitter’s place in its app store because under Elon Musk the platform has begun to offer the very thing Apple is helping China stamp out: freedom.

It’s a mistake to believe that Apple is just doing what it’s told. That’s a fundamental misunderstanding of the company as unfortunate as the one by the protesters risking their lives while believing that Apple wouldn’t kick the chair out from under its users and their movement.

Apple isn’t a great American company, it’s a great Chinese company. Its fundamental worldview is Maoist. Its simplicity of control isn’t just about manipulating interfaces, but people. Its ad campaigns, from ‘1984’ to ‘Think Different’, have always been regime propaganda. Jobs, unlike his genuinely talented co-founder, Steve Wozniak, held people in contempt. His vision of technology was essentially Communist: depriving people of control for their own good. . .

. . . Apple’s vision for America isn’t any different than for China. In both countries, Apple helps a leftist elite implement its collectivist vision by offering customers a poisoned chalice of convenience in exchange for data harvesting and control. The company doesn’t empower its customers, it tricks them into giving up control so that they can be better controlled.

That is why it’s coming for Twitter and threatening it over its newfound free speech.

“We have created, for the first time in all history, a garden of pure ideology,” a Big Brother analogue intoned in Apple’s famous 1984 commercial, “secure from the pests purveying contradictory thoughts.”

Jobs was a fan of Orwell’s book. Unfortunately he viewed it as a manual.

It's not just Apple. It's Google, Microsoft and a whole litany of companies that are working directly with the Chi-Coms to develop these systems. Systems that are on your smart phones, computers and probably every single device you come in contact with that has a microchip in it. Essentially, everything. Full disclosure: I write on a Mac and have used them since the 80s. Even if I could switch over, it would be like changing deck chairs on the Titanic. Ugh.

We already see what our law enforcement and national security agencies are capable of, as well as who and what they consider to be the greatest threats to said national security. That would be us. Object to the outcome of elections? The sexualization of your children? High gas prices? You'll be lucky if all they do is throw the book, or in this case iBook, at you. That or wind up like the guy who cheered the US beating Iran.

Have a good weekend.

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