More Evidence on how the Fast News media deceives its audience through omission.
I try to visualize the info-blast, and its impact on the brain.
I got the idea just now, after checking my emails, and finding a deluge of information and opinion, and suddenly,
I felt totally overwhelmed.
Books I had read as a teenager by Alvin Toffler and Marshall McLuhan, though I NEVER understood McLuhan, other than to deduce that the medium is, somehow, the message, that the thought of Western Man is linear and sequential (White Supremacy?) and that the impact of electronic media was going to be GIGANTIC.
The wheel is an extension of the foot.
The hammer is an extension of the hand.
Electronic media is an extension of the nervous system.
And just now, after deleting all of those emails, I thought of this:
So much tantalizing material, yet so little energy and time.
Back in the day, as we Boomers like to say, you had to really dig for information.
Oh, yeah, you could buy a newspaper for "information" for a quarter and get some "information."
It was good for some things, like the classified ads, if you were looking for a job or an apartment, or an available product you were sure to find what you needed.
But if you had an interest in politics or economics, you would have to look elsewhere. Of course, most newspaper readers never realized that.
Though I didn't realize it at the time, I had developed a taste for "alternate news" way back in the 1970s. I had to buy money orders and mail my subscriptions into the U.S. to get subscriptions to publications like "The Freeman" from FEE and Liberty and Reason magazines.
I was always hungry for the news behind the "news." And I still am but WOW! I think it is coming to a point where I am starting to get sick of it.
Like the time my parents had a bag full of mini Oh Henry bars left over after Halloween. That was back when wearing masks was a kind of a joke, (get it?) So they left it on the top shelf in the kitchen cupboard, thinking it was too high for us kids to get at them. Parents are so dumb sometimes.
So, of course, I pilfered a whole shitload of them. And I got so fucking sick that I couldn't eat another Oh Henry for the next forty years, and I think I have not had more than one since then.
And now I am starting to, well, think of that experience, and associate it with the deluge of information now in front of me, and feel a little bit sick.
I can't honestly say, right at this moment, whether a sudden nauseating reaction to more information would be a good thing or a bad thing.
But knowing myself as I do, I will probably ignore my own advice and continue to gorge, until I puke, as I did this evening.
"On Tuesday, Hamilton public health said three-quarters of those who are sick are women."
Or returning a positive PCR test?
People should understand the difference. The Spectator obviously doesn't.
ONE person reported being sick.
And, "No one that public health is aware of has been hospitalized, public health said Friday."
So, in the end, this is just another "casedemic."
Update: December 31, 2021
From the CHCH Evening "News" report - Dec 24, 2021:
Some Kulaks destroyed their own farms and slaughtered their animals rather than surrender them to the collective farms.
Stock up on food. At some point, this collectivization of all Western economies may lead to starvation. People living in cities who have no means to grow their own food will be the worst off.
What we can see happening today is a rough outline, in the more modern form of government/corporate cronyism, of the collectivism that occurred in the Soviet Union under Stalin.
Small businesses are being destroyed en masse, while giant corporations are reaping in profits hand over fist.
Former small business owners, and their employees, will have no choice but to join the modern version of the collective farms to survive on minimum wages.
Those collecting CERB will eventually be cut off, either because there will be no more money, or because central bank money printing will eventually result in catastrophic prise increases for all goods and services, and the $2 Gs per month in CERB won't buy a cup of coffee.
All of this will be triggered by the psychotic response to a virus that is comparable to a serious seasonal flu. When the true cost finally hits, it will be like a tsunami.
The screaming Karens will WISH they had just minded their own business instead of demanding that everyone else modify their behavior to protect them from risk.
This didn't just happen. All of the pieces were in place before Wuhan hit. Wuhan was just the glue that puts all of the pieces neatly into place.
The death toll from the ideological virus of collectivism will be at least several orders of magnitude larger than the toll from COVID-19.
That means BILLIONS.
There is still time to turn it all around, but I doubt that will happen. Liberalism was once synonymous with libertarianism, but it mutated. And mutated. And mutated, until it came to become synonymous with communism, the exact opposite of its original meaning. And it is unquestionably the idea that has the mind of the world in its grip, like a steel trap. It is the most powerful belief system in the world. It dwarfs all religions. It permeates the mass mind of humanity. It may never go away.
Or it might, but that would require near extinction of the human species to the point that the survivors exist in isolation. Government mandates won't be needed. Communication will revert to drumbeats and smoke signals.
Because of the fact that the boomers managed to avoid the horrors and deprivations of the first half of the twentieth century and are less likely to have to endure the horrors to come, I think it can be said that we WERE the luckiest generation in history. Communism was still widely perceived as the enemy.
"Hard times create strong men, strong men create good times, good times create weak men, and weak men create hard times." -- ― G. Michael Hopf
"Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage's whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men." -- Ayn Rand
I have learned a lot about epidemiology in the last six months. Clearly, not enough to be an "expert" but enough to become, dengerously knowledgeable. As one of my bosses said to me at Dupont, "I don't expect you to be an expert on everything. I expect you to be dangerously knowledgeable. You're not a specialist. You're a good generalist." Good enough to understand exactly what these two guys are talking about most of the time.
At first, like many others, I was a bit nervous. I thought we might be facing something like the Spanish Flu of 1918-19. But when I started to see the actual numbers I knew it was just another malodorous pile of stinking media-hyped and politicized BULLSHIT.
Thanks to a still partially functioning social media network, one of my contacts recommended Ivor Cummins as someone worth checking out for his take on the scamdemic.
It was absolutely worth it.
Ep99: ER Doctor from Sweden Explains it all - the Science, Logic & Philosophy!
By the way, if YouTube censors this video before you get a chance to watch it, let me know. I have downloaded it and will make it available to anyone who asks.
Don't Say You Weren't Warned
Free speech is non-negotiable. Unless there is direct incitement to violence it’s no business of the police what anyone says. https://t.co/jpdXMkqihy— Pat Condell (@patcondell) October 12, 2020
Although he could have phrased it better, Dr. Starkey made a valid point. The condemnation isn't about racism, it's about wrongthink.
"However, Karl Turner, Labour MP for Kingston upon Hull East and the Shadow Minister for Legal Aid, refused to condemn the Met Police decision, saying: “Freedom of speech Darren doesn’t afford people the freedom to make racist remarks or generally offend.”
To which I would reply, "It bloody well does!"
"Free speech" divorced from the freedom to speak freely is an absurdity, just like just about everything else that bubbles up from the corrupt souls of every hysterical "liberal" and leftist.
The journalist faces seven years in prison, not even for something he said, but for something his guest said.
Why are there so few blacks in the Middle East?
Look at what Facebook did when I tried to post the above link to the Facebook feed,
and how I got around it by posting the screenshot above,
and still, the majority of Canadians are fast asleep. If they even bother to speak about freedom, it is usually put inside quotation marks, signifying not only how little value they place upon it, but outright contempt for the idea. Freedom is the new racism. It's not such a big step now to facing seven year prison terms for "offending" people by daring to speak about it.
It's just fucking sickening. Pardon my free speech.
It really makes me sick when I hear people authoritatively declare that they have "the science" on their side. 99% of them are liars.
It's easy to understand why.
The last four years of my own formal education were concentrated on science. In grade 13 I took six classes every day. Three maths: finite, calculus, and algebra, in addition to one class in physics, and one class in chemistry. Then I spent three years in college studying chemistry.
No, that doesn't make me a scientist, not even close. I worked for real scientists at a research center in the 1980s which is when I really realized that I knew almost squat all about science. I was just a gopher there.
But when I got back out into the general population, and yes, in light of what's been going on these last six months, I think that "general population" or "genpop" is an apt term, I understood from my day to day interactions with people that I knew more about science than about 99% of them.
So I can only laugh, or scoff when someone arrogantly tells me they believe in the science. I know they don't know WTF they are talking about. The confident boast has no more weight than hearing someone say they believe in God, or the Bible.
It's not that they are deliberately lying. It's just that they have never paused to do some self-examination. They have been thoroughly hypnotized and they don't even fucking know it.
The bottom line is that 99% of those who preach about following the science are basing their pontifications on what SOMEONE ELSE has told them the science says. It has absolutely zero to do with any independent scientific inquiry or understanding on their part.
Since this whole scamdemic started, I have done what I learned to do in school, in forming my own opinion about the severity of the so-called pandemic instead of naively absorbing the crud that is spewed out daily by the drive-by, drive-thru, fast news media - and now social media.
I might be 100% wrong, but I am doing what I was designed to do.
I am using my own brain, instead of delegating that task to someone else.
As Adolf Hitler reputedly said, "What good fortune for governments that the people do not think." He was right about some things.
Back in September I was exploring the Ontario COVID-19 numbers and noted that at the height of the pandemic in Ontario, there were 5.4 cases per hospitalization. Or that about 20% of infected people ended up in the hospital.
I predicted that on October 8th, which was an error because I meant to say October 4th, the ratio of cases to hospitalizations, given a ten-day lag would be nowhere near what it was back in April.
Then I got distracted and forgot to do the calculations for October 4th, so I will do them now.
On September 24 there were an alleged 3652 "active cases" of COVID-19 in Ontario. On October 4th, there were 169 hospitalizations for a ratio of cases to hospitalizations of ---- 21.6 to 1. (4.6% vs 20%)
If it were as severe as the "first wave" it ought to be accompanied by 676, not 169 hospitalizations. In other words, so far this headline-grabbing "SECOND WAVE" is barely a ripple. (Not to mention that the prevalence of false positives, along with the lack of "infections" coupled with symptoms or illness, suggests that a portion of the currently hospitalized patients, a sizable number of them have been hospitalized WITH positive PCR tests for COVID-19, but not BECAUSE of it.)
IF this "SECOND WAVE" is as scary as the screaming headlines suggest, we ought to see a ration similar to that back in April, which would translate into
It looks like Ivor Cummins was right, after all.
Wow! After I posted my rant (below,) where I opined that many politicians deserve jail terms for their COVID-19 responses, I came across this ... click here.
Or, watch this video.
Crimes against Humanity
Please sign The Great Barrington Declaration
On to my rant....
"The pandemic --- and the new-found restrictions that ensued..."
Again and again and again, these writers are delusional.
It wasn't the pandemic AND the restrictions, it was the RESTRICTIONS that caused this entry into the growing list of misery and mayhem caused by knee-jerk politicians who, by their myopic actions, proved that almost NONE of them ought to be given the powers they have.
"When your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail."
"Cathy Haan, executive director of Food4Kids, a Hamilton-based non-profit, says her program typically feeds students in 68 schools in the city but has developed a wait list of seven new schools since the pandemic began."
"Since the pandemic began."
Correlation isn't proof of causation. Accurate reporting would have said, "developed a waitlist of seven new schools since the restrictions began."
The people running these programs were not the ones getting sick and dying from COVID-19. Most were at a very low risk of serious adverse consequences from infection. Therefore, WITHOUT the restrictions, they could have gone on feeding hungry kids.
The pandemic didn't cause the problem, a screaming media and terrified population gave cowardly politicians the balls to react wildly without one millisecond's regard for the COSTS of their mandates.
As I announced back in March or so while standing in a Soviet line at a Bulk Barn, "If this thing turns out to be a massive exaggeration and the people are able to learn the truth, governments will fall."
Sadly, knowing how the symbiosis between the political industry and the fast news industry operates, it's doubtful to me that the truth will ever be widely told.
"There are families who were doing OK prior to the [restrictions] but have now been faced with the circumstances of job loss, physical illness, or mental illness."
"Hamilton lost 30,000 jobs between January and May, raising the level of unemployment to the highest it had been since the 2008 economic recession."
"On top of that, fundraising is much more difficult because events and sales drives are no longer an option."
And on and on it goes. A catastrophe driven by dishonest media, cowardly politicians, and a fatally naive public who believe everything they hear, and osmotically absorb every manipulative innuendo spewed forth on the six o'clock news.
At the very least, every politician who facilitated this disaster should be voted out of office. More than a few deserve lengthy prison terms.
And not ONE MORE RED CENT in government subsidies to the corporate media in Canada.
see Spec article here.
I started thinking and disagreeing with authority at first. But, after ~fifty years of thinking, observation, and study, I have...