Saturday, December 5, 2020

The Vaccine Rush Is A Race Against Capital Flight

The Vaccine Rush Is A Race Against Capital Flight Tyler Durden Sat, 12/05/2020 - 14:50

Authored by Tom Luongo via Gold, Goats, 'n Guns blog,

There is no greater story today than the race to get a vaccine for COVID-19 into the hands of as many people as possible. It’s not because the vaccines on order are so effective or that COVID-19 is so deadly.

It is needed because of the perception that COVID-19 is so deadly that a vaccine will provide some form of relief.

That perception is genuine in the minds of those still fearful of the virus.

But that perception is itself a political agenda created to keep enough people fearful of the virus that they will welcome the vaccine. This is simply manufactured demand and it has infected the entire market complex.

This was a race against time to keep the COVID-19 story relevant until they could get a vaccine together to build the next layer of the Great Reset’s foundation.

That’s why perception needed to persist through immense political blackmail engaged in by world leaders and their agents in the media.

This is why now that the election is mostly over, we’ve entered the next phase with endless propagandizing about second waves and huge (and mostly fraudulent) PCR positive test results giving governors cover to issue increasingly strident new lockdown orders in California, New York, Michigan and all over Europe.

Even though deaths are not keeping up with previous rates at all. The explosion of cases is simply just another psy-op to justify the wholesale destruction of society, usher in endless bailout checks and after the vaccine is distributed, pull back on testing protocols (i.e. run the PCR test through fewer cycles) to ‘prove’ with “DATA!” that we were saved from extinction and this is why anyone who argues against it is the true heretic and new flat-earther.

President-select Joe Biden is now asking for a 100 day ‘mask mandate’ as a ‘healing measure’ to lick this virus once and for all while the vaccines are distributed.

Joe trying to sell this as a small sacrifice to pitch into the big effort like this was World War II is, frankly, insulting at this point, especially since he’s not actually the president nor will ever be.

But this is all theater for a virus which has mostly run its course, and certainly would have if we’d treated it at a public policy level like smart, tool-using monkeys rather than poo-flinging ones last year.

The real agenda is now staring us in the face.

By the time this is all done the mask will be replaced with ‘the jab’ and the vaccine will become mandatory in order for any of us to be welcomed back into normal society.

I warned about ‘contact tracing’ last year early on and now the APIs are in your phone whether you wanted it or not and the medical passport (“Papers please!”) is already on the assembly line.

First you destroy people’s lives, then you print trillions in funny money to bail out the inept and continue paying the enforcers, ensuring they are fed. And then when desperation reaches its peak you create a new government program and turn people into snitches to ensure compliance.

We’re going to empower the worst busybodies who are already insane with fear to run around collecting data for the government.

All in the name of getting the economy back up and running!

I’m pretty sure when I read The Scarlet Letter in high school we didn’t consider Hester Prynne to be the bad guy. Because the person who is COVID-19 positive will now have a big red “CV” on them which will limit their ability to partake in society.

Now that will be replaced with the person who refuses to take the vaccine against last year’s virus, because it was never about public safety, it was always about control.

And the reality is that in a public health situation even disagreeable people can be ground down into accepting all sorts of tyranny if it will allow them to get through their day with only a modicum of annoyance.

It’s pathetic and sad but it’s true. And for those that think I may be overstating this, ask yourself a simple question, “Do you take your shoes off at the airport and step through the porno scanner?”

Of course you do.

If taking the ‘COVID-19 jab’ is the pre-requisite to go back to your cushy government job — the only ones that will be left after the Great Reset — will you still scream hysterically “MY BODY, MY CHOICE!” and “KEEP YOUR RULES OFF MY BODY?”

Wake me up when Alyssa Milano tweets that out.

And don’t think for a second that right now the markets aren’t slaves to this insanity as well. Every headline about a vaccine from Pfizer or Moderna sends the markets into paroxysms of extreme bullish or bearish behavior.

No one seems to care that the Russians are now dispensing, today, millions of doses of their Sputnik V vaccine because no one in the West is allowed to buy it or be jabbed with it.

I wonder why that is?

You know why.

That said, this is why Russian markets continue to hold up extremely well, if not outpace their Western counterparts in spite of financial lockdowns against investing in them even more draconian the latest drivel to come out of Gavin Newsom’s mouth in Commiefornia.

Latest numbers are all solid. Unemployment is 6.3%, finally plateauing, CPI is a svelte 4.4% and, most importantly, the demand for Russian assets continues at a torrid pace.

The Moscow Index is threatening an all-time high (see chart) putting in a strong one-bar monthly bullish reversal in November. This was also the highest monthly close on the MOEX ever, with strong follow-through in early December trading.

At the same time, the Russian yield curve, now finally upwardly-sloping after years of overly-tight monetary policy, is pegged 10 bps below the Bank of Russia’s benchmark rate at 4.25%.

This says to me there is another rate cut in the Bank of Russia’s future, probably to 4% or even 3.75%. BoR President Elvira Nabullina is notoriously slow in cutting rates and almost always waits until the bond market is a mess and ruble liquidity to be way too tight before finally pulling the trigger.

The ruble rose sharply versus the dollar this week, collapsing below the critical 76 level to close this week below 74. More evidence that with Putin’s announcement of Sputnik V vaccine distribution starting Russia the markets are looking for a home where capital can have a prayer in hell of being treated well.

Because that will most certainly not be the case in Europe. The only reasons the euro is rising in on political instability in the U.S. and the lack of forward budget thanks to the veto by Hungary and Poland. Because while the euro may be breaking out versus the dollar the bellwether bond markets in Europe, namely German bunds, are rising in yield.

While this isn’t a bear market in any sense since the selling hasn’t overwhelmed ECB buying, it’s also hard to determine if that would ever happen given just how much of the European sovereign debt market the ECB actually owns now.

Investors in the West are trying to beat the COVID-19 narrative, pinning their hope of economic recovery on the vaccine restoring normality. But if there is one thing I’ve noted over and over again over the past ten months, it is that the goal posts for normality keep getting moved.

Remember 15 days to flatten the curve? Now it’s a 100-day mask mandates with state-by-state full lockdowns. Anyone thinking that we’ll ever return to anything resembling the old world is terminally naïve.

The race for global capital begins now with Russia’s roll out of Sputnik V by the millions of doses. It doesn’t matter if the vaccine works or it doesn’t.

Pfizer’s doesn’t.

What matters is what excuses politicians can make to fit their agenda. Putin wants to make Russia a destination for global capital, keeping Russia open for business. Russia pushing Sputnik V out the door this quickly is forcing the West’s hand. They wanted bigger lockdowns for longer. Asia will stay open while the West plays games resetting its system.

They are really angry at the Russians for being good at math and science.

That is why the race for the vaccine is actually the race for global capital in the end. Because the rollout of the vaccine asymmetrically around the world will be followed by where watching where the capital will flow to.

Russia will be one of those places along with everyone they sell it to and everyone they do business with. COVID-19 is a litmus test of governments. Investors are looking around now looking for where the political risk really lies over the next decade. Sanctions, threats and capital controls can only slow the outflow but it can’t stop it.

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U.S. ends exchange programs with China, calling them 'propaganda'



(NEWSMAX) – The U.S. State Department said on Friday it has ended five cultural exchange programs with China, calling them "soft power propaganda tools."

The Department said on its website it had "terminated" the Policymakers Educational China Trip Program, the U.S.-China Friendship Program, the U.S.-China Leadership Exchange Program, the U.S.-China Transpacific Exchange Program and the Hong Kong Educational and Cultural Program.

It said that the programs had been set up under the auspices of the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act – a 1961 law signed by President John F. Kennedy and aimed at boosting academic and cultural exchanges with foreign countries.

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Friday, December 4, 2020

The Leftist Obsession With Parler Reveals Their Infatuation With Thought Control

The Leftist Obsession With Parler Reveals Their Infatuation With Thought Control Tyler Durden Thu, 12/03/2020 - 23:40

Authored by Brandon Smith via,

In my recent article ‘Power Is An Illusion, Control Is A Facade’ I outlined the realities behind power structures and how people dominate other people by conditioning them with false assumptions and misplaced fears. For example, many people make themselves easy to control by remaining dependent on governments during crisis events and emergencies; if you actually believe the government will protect you from any and all eventualities then why would you ever learn to protect and provide for yourself?

The infantization of a society makes citizens easy to dominate.

Another example would be instilling a fear of “standing out” among one’s peers – Many people are uncomfortable with the idea of being seen as aberrant or in opposition to the “majority” and will seek to fit in, even when they fundamentally disagree. A ruling elite merely need to manufacture the assumption or impression that the “majority” of the population are in agreement with oppressive measures. Even if this is not the case, the perception of a majority can be used to control those people that would otherwise rebel.

Controlling a population is more about thought control or “perception management” than it is about direct force. Power is an illusion, no large group of people can be controlled by force alone; eventually, they will find a way to wear down the totalitarian system and destroy it. So, the people must be tricked into enslaving themselves and each other. The people must police the very prison they are trapped in, otherwise they could simply walk away anytime they wished. It’s the only way a tyranny can survive in the long term.

The political left and the social justice cult have been particularly interested in the concept of thought control lately, or, at least, they are much more open about discussing their private obsessions these days. I have to say, their rhetoric in not at all surprising, but I think some analysis is needed to understand the root of their ideology and how they are able to rationalize their behavior.

I was watching an interview on MSNBC with an activist (fake journalist) by the name of Ben Collins who almost exclusively produces hit pieces and hatchet jobs on conservatives and the alternative media. His focus is generally on what he calls “disinformation” and “conspiracy theory”; in other words, his job is to identify what totalitarians would refer to as “wrong think”. The discussion centered on the social media website Parler and how it represents a “threat” to our “democracy”. You can see the interview for yourself HERE.

Collins is not all that interesting as an individual and he appears to be more of a mouthpiece than a thinker. His work is very similar to the SPLC’s in terms of tone and lack of tangible arguments; it is basic low brow propaganda revolving around little to no evidence or facts (i.e. propaganda for stupid people as opposed to carefully crafted propaganda designed to trick smarter people). He often uses omission of important details that might provide the viewer or reader with a clearer understanding of the subject matter. That said, this specific interview fascinated me because of how transparent he was in his lies, and how honest he was (perhaps unwittingly) in his agenda.

The initial goal of MSNBC and other establishment outlets was obviously to try to spread disinformation on Parler. When Parler’s traffic began to explode months ago I think the media’s intent was to slow the bleeding from sites like Twitter and Facebook. They were unsuccessful.

Today, there is a deeper issue of thought control involved. Alternative tech sites are going to continue to grow and establishment tech sites are going to continue to shrink. Lackeys and hacks like Collins now have to use a different strategy – Painting more conservative platforms as “dangerous threats” to our society.

First, Collins employs the standard attack that social justice mobs were using to vote brigade the Parler App months ago. When Parler began to receive more widespread attention, leftists conjured false claims that the website was not “user friendly” and that private data was “easily hacked”. Collins then tries to frighten potential conservative users by mentioning that Parler “asks for a drivers license”; of course, what he fails to mention is that this is only when you are applying for a special verification badge. He also fails to bring up the fact that Twitter does the EXACT SAME THING when you apply for “Blue Checkmark” status, and even then, if you don’t have the right politics Twitter is unlikely to give you verification anyway.

Already, Collins has exposed himself as a low credibility analyst; but here is where things get crazy…

As usual, identity politics enters the discussion as Parler is accused of being a haven for “racism”, but not real free speech. Now, I want to reiterate that “racism” and “hate speech” are typical thought control buzzwords of the political left. There is no such thing as “hate speech”, at least not in a constitutional sense. Free speech means you are allowed to say and think whatever you like as long as you are not making direct threats or spreading outright lies about a person to harm their reputation.

In a free society, you are allowed to not like a person because of their skin color or cultural differences. This is the cost of freedom; sometimes people are free to think in ways you disagree with or even abhor.

I abhor communists, but I actually prefer that they be free to make their insane arguments publicly; they only sabotage themselves. Leftists, on the other hand, do not believe in free speech, they believe in selective free speech, and this becomes evident as you watch the Collins interview.

Hate speech is code for “speech that we are allowed to censor”. Leftists view speech that hurts a person’s feelings as being exactly the same as punching that same person in the face or threatening their life. It is a bizarre conflation that we would usually expect to see in the thinking of children, but in this case it is full grown adults acting as if their personal feelings are more important that our freedoms.

In order to disrupt speech that offends their tender emotions, leftists consistently misapply accusations of racism and hate speech as a tool to silence opposition. Everything is racist, according to these lunatics, therefore everything can be censored if they deem it necessary. And, of course, they have declared THEMSELVES the arbiters of what is racist and what is not, therefore they become the arbiters of who gets to speak and what social platforms are allowed to exist.

Collins then laments the idea that debates between conservatives and leftists will no longer be commonplace on websites like Facebook or Twitter because people are migrating to their own political bubbles. Again, what he doesn’t mention is that conservatives and moderates are leaving Twitter and Facebook in droves because they are being censored or suspended from those sites on a regular basis. How can one have a fair debate on Twitter with a leftist when the leftist gets special treatment from the moderators? He has the option of flagging everything you say as “hate speech” or “dangerous speech” and having your arguments removed?

As I’ve noted in the past, private property rights do indeed apply to websites, and even though leftists don’t believe in such rights, they will use the private property argument to defend Big Tech censorship. Of course, there is a difference between a megasite like Twitter and other smaller platforms; namely that Twitter and many Big Tech companies enjoy massive tax incentives and welfare from the government. Once there are billions of taxpayer dollars involved in the upkeep of a social media company, I don’t think that their website qualifies anymore as “private property”.

Initially, big tech sites argued that they do not discriminate against users based on their politics, but of course the evidence shows this is a lie. The vast majority of users suspended or banned from Twitter are conservatives according to the data, and not because conservatives are more inclined to violate community guidelines.

Leftists and the MSNBC spin doctors want to keep all debate on the platforms THEY control, that way they can suppress the information they don’t like and give biased advantage to the arguments they agree with. Anyone who is conservatives has to self-censor constantly to avoid suspension while leftists are allowed to say almost anything they want without repercussions. Big tech platforms pretend they are neutral ground when they are the utter opposite.

These are typical tactics of socialists/communists/Marxists/collectivists; they are not interested in prevailing in a debate based on facts and evidence. They are not interested in being right, they are only interested in WINNING, and they will use any means available to them to rig the fight in their favor.

Finally, Collins suggests that if conservatives are allowed to migrate onto platforms that do not suppress their viewpoints along with the evidence that supports those viewpoints then there is a danger that they will then find themselves at odds with the “real world” and this will “cause problems in society”.

And here is where we get to the very foundation of thought control – The notion that some thoughts and ideas are “dangerous” or “destructive” and that merely being allowed to talk about them in an open forum could cause conflicts and disruption to society as a whole. By extension, Collins is suggesting that it is not okay for people to have radically different viewpoints at all. So what is the solution? For everyone to think exactly the same within a narrow margin of error?

Yes, that is what the leftists and the establishment want and you can see the beginnings of their Utopia on Big Tech social media; a society in which all citizens are part of a hive mind, an endless echo chamber in which only collectivist ideals are acceptable. Sure, there will be debates, but they will be meaningless fodder.

You will be allowed to argue about which groups are more oppressed, but you will never be allowed to question the idea of the oppression Olympics and their validity. You will be allowed to debate which brand of socialism is most effective, but you will never be allowed to take a stand against socialism as a system. You will be allowed to criticize certain people based on their victim group status, but not others. If you are straight, white and male you won’t be allowed to criticize anyone or anything ever, even if you’re the smartest person in the room.

Collins claims to be worried that internet “echo chambers” will undermine the conservative relationship with reality. Not surprisingly, leftists with the most disturbed and disjointed relationship with reality and logic are trying to elevate themselves as the judge and jury of reality. The schizophrenics want to run the asylum and determine who is “sick”. I think not…

As I have noted in the past, the attacks on websites like Parler are not in and of themselves about Parler. Parler is a lightning rod right now, the leftist reaction to its existence needs to be analyzed and observed because their hypocrisy can be used against them. The leftist mind is collectivist in nature, and they think in terms of plantations; they do not like it when people move freely away from one of their plantations and start their own systems.

This is why they are so infuriated by Parler and sites like it. They see people as property of the collective, and not as individuals with free will that develop their own opinions based on the evidence and facts they collect. For the political left, it’s all about who controls the environment.

Under communist regimes this chattel philosophy is taken to its natural end result; leftists will deny it to their last breath, but this is where we are headed if they get their way. In communist China after the invasion of Tibet a program of ethnic cleansing was instituted. Railroads were built to more easily relocate native Chinese in order to supplant the Tibetan population, and the Tibetans that remained were oppressed and brutalized. You might think that the Chinese would be happy to see the Tibetans leave on their own, but you would be wrong. Instead, the Chinese military set up snipers on the Nepalese border and began shooting any Tibetans trying to cross the mountains.

You see, collectivists, Marxists, leftists, whatever you want to call them, they want submission more than anything else. They want thought control. They want you to WANT to be a part of the hive, and if you don’t then you must be punished or reeducated. You cannot walk away peacefully and live your own life, or start your own website.

Collectivists see any contrary ideals or principles or voices as a threat to their existence, and perhaps they are right. If you think about it, their ideology is so fragile that they have to silence or destroy any and all alternatives. The only way their cult can continue to survive is if people believe there are no other options. The moment people are presented with another choice, they will leave the abusive collective en masse.

Leftists are angry about Parler and they see the alternative media as “dangerous” because it IS dangerous; it’s dangerous TO THEM and their dream of monopoly of thought.

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UK Government Medical Officer Says Masks Should Be Worn For Years

UK Government Medical Officer Says Masks Should Be Worn For Years Tyler Durden Fri, 12/04/2020 - 03:30

Authored by Steve Watson via Summit News,

The UK’s deputy chief medical officer warned Wednesday that despite the arrival of COVID vaccines, face masks will still have to be worn “for years” to come.

Professor Jonathan Van-Tam said that he expects to see the face coverings become as commonplace as they are in China and other places in the far east.

Van-Tam urged that there will be no opportunity to “have a massive party and throw out our masks and hand sanitiser” now that a vaccine is here.

Van-Tam also warned that “the vaccine isn’t going to help you if you don’t take it,” adding that “Watching others take it and hoping that this will then protect you isn’t going to work.”

He added that the virus  is likely “going to be with humankind forever.”

Meanwhile, new guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO) has suggested that everyone should be wearing a face mask everywhere indoors at all times, as well as outdoors whenever they cannot keep more than a metre away from others.

The health body issued a new information sheet with the guidelines, but admits that there is “limited evidence” that masks have any effect on stopping the spread of coronavirus.

An in depth study by Danish scientists at Copenhagen University recently found no evidence that masks protect anyone from the virus.

A massive Danish study on mask usage found no statistically significant difference in coronavirus infection rates between mask-wearers and non-mask-wearers. In fact, according to the data, mask usage may actually increase the likelihood of infection.

— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) November 18, 2020


What Do You Think Of The New “COVID Vaccination Cards” That Were Just Revealed To The Public?


This is starting to get really frightening. This week, the U.S. Department of Defense unveiled the very first images of the “COVID-19 vaccination record cards” that will be given to every person that gets one of the COVID-19 vaccines. Now that such a record is going to be available, it is probably inevitable that some schools, businesses and government entities will want to starting requiring people to provide “proof of vaccination”. If this starts to happen, the public needs to protest very loudly against it. In addition, when someone receives a COVID-19 vaccine, that fact will be reported to state immunization registries and to the CDC. So they will know exactly who has been vaccinated, and that will also know exactly who has not been vaccinated.

The Department of Defense is preparing to distribute millions of “vaccination kits”, and every single one of those kits contains a blank COVID-19 vaccination record card. The following comes from CNN

The Department of Defense released the first images of a Covid-19 vaccination record card and vaccination kits Wednesday.

Vaccination cards will be used as the “simplest” way to keep track of Covid-19 shots, said Dr. Kelly Moore, associate director of the Immunization Action Coalition, which is supporting frontline workers who will administer Covid-19 vaccinations.

Obviously this has been the plan the entire time, but they never told the public that this was coming until now.

And we are also being informed that every time someone gets vaccinated it will be reported directly to the appropriate state immunization registry

“Everyone will be issued a written card that they can put in their wallet that will tell them what they had and when their next dose is due,” Moore said. “Let’s do the simple, easy thing first. Everyone’s going to get that.”

Vaccination clinics will also be reporting to their state immunization registries what vaccine was given, so that, for example, an entity could run a query if it didn’t know where a patient got a first dose.

So if you get injected, there will be a permanent record of that fact.

And if you don’t get injected, they will know that too.

In addition, CNN is also telling us that every single vaccination “will be reported to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention”.

That means that there will be a centralized national registry for COVID vaccinations.

Needless to say, that should send a chill up your spine.

If someday government officials decide to crack down on those that have refused to get vaccinated, they will have all of the information that they need at their fingertips.

This is anti-American, and our “conservative” politicians in Washington should be fighting against this.

But so far, I haven’t heard a single one of them object to this plan. Hopefully that will change soon.

Meanwhile, politicians on the left continue to push the envelope. For example, Joe Biden just announced that he plans to ask every American to wear a mask for the first 100 days of his presidency…

President-elect Joe Biden told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Thursday that he will ask Americans to wear masks for his first 100 days after he takes office, in a sign of how Biden’s approach to the virus will be dramatically different to President Donald Trump’s response.

“Just 100 days to mask, not forever. 100 days. And I think we’ll see a significant reduction,” Biden told Tapper during his first joint interview with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris since winning the election.

He says that it is “just 100 days”, but what if the numbers don’t go down by then?

In California, Governor Gavin Newsom has revealed that regional “stay-at-home” orders are about to go into effect throughout much of the state

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday announced most of the state will come under a stricter set of limitations as intensive care units reach near-capacity levels with the latest pandemic surge in coronavirus cases.

Regional stay-at-home orders will likely go into effect “in the next day or two” in places with less than 15% ICU availability, Newsom said in a daily briefing with reporters.

Of course it is inevitable that these new lockdowns will destroy thousands of businesses and will cause the suicide rate in the state to shoot up again, but Newsom doesn’t seem bothered by any of that.

Not to be outdone, Dr. Anthony Fauci actually wants to cancel Christmas. He insists that it is way too dangerous for Americans to enjoy their usual celebrations, but he is hopeful that things will start to get back to normal in the future.

But for now, they are going to continue to try to scare us into radically changing our lifestyles. In fact, Joe Biden just warned that another 250,000 Americans could die from the virus by the end of January

“I DON’T WANT TO SCARE ANYBODY here but understand the facts: we’re likely to lose another 250K people—dead, between now & January.”

No, that is not really going to happen.

The media has always accused President Trump of being loose with the truth, but so far they haven’t applied that same standard to Biden.

And they probably never will.

In any event, every American on the left and the right should be deeply concerned about these new vaccination cards. I think soon we will start hearing about people that are not allowed on airplanes or that are fired from their jobs because they chose not to be vaccinated.

If our society is going to get completely nuts over COVID-19, what is going to happen when a pandemic comes along that is so severe that it will make COVID-19 look like child’s play?

If our politicians will instantly gravitate toward draconian measures during a relatively low level pandemic, how oppressive would they be during a pandemic in which people are literally dropping dead in the streets?

Our freedoms have been eroding for decades, but now authorities are moving at lightning speed to take them away from us.

If we don’t take a stand now, soon it will be too late to do so.

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Can Employers Fire Any Employees That Choose Not To Take The COVID Vaccine?


A COVID vaccine is not even available yet, but the mainstream media is already full of stories about whether or not it is legal for employers to fire employees that refuse to take it.  To me, this is not even a debate that we should be having.  It would be fundamentally anti-American and morally reprehensible for any employer to fire someone for choosing not to get vaccinated.  Unfortunately, the mainstream media does not see things that way, and they are interviewing lots of legal experts that are assuring employers that it is perfectly legal to fire people that don’t want to get vaccinated.  For example, the following comes from a CNBC article

“In general, yes, employers are able to mandate the vaccine when it becomes available with, of course, a bunch of caveats,” says employment lawyer Lindsay Ryan, listing possible exemptions for those with specific medical conditions and those with sincerely held religious convictions.

If religious convictions really did protect employees, that would be great.

From my perspective, any employee that refuses to get vaccinated based on a sincerely held religious conviction should definitely be shielded from being fired under federal law.

Unfortunately, the CNBC article goes on to explain why federal law is probably not going to protect any person of faith from mandatory vaccination requirements…

Ryan emphasizes that state laws regulating what constitutes reasonable accommodations for religious groups vary significantly, but that “under federal law, employers don’t have to grant a religious accommodation if doing so would result in more than a de minimis cost to the operation of the business.”

De minimis” is Latin for “of minimum importance” and is used in law to refer to a total so small that it is not even recognized. Given how significantly the pandemic has impacted businesses, Ryan says “this is a pretty low standard.” Meaning, many employers will likely have legal ground to require vaccination.

In other words, under federal law there is hardly any protection at all for workers that wish to refuse the COVID vaccine.

Other major news outlets have been publishing similar stories.  This excerpt comes from a piece that was published by Reuters

Gostin and five other health law experts said private companies in the United States have broad liberties to set health and safety standards, which would allow them to mandate vaccinations as a condition of employment with some exceptions.

It is almost as if there is a coordinated effort to make employers across the country aware that they can issue such mandates.

A little over a decade ago, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration ruled that employers could make vaccines mandatory during the swing flu pandemic, but of course that crisis faded rather rapidly and so very few employers actually went in that direction.

But now it appears that COVID-19 is going to be with us for quite a while, and some employers have already decided that they are going to make vaccination mandatory for all employees

Just a few months into the coronavirus pandemic, Holly Smith had already made up her mind. She was not going to reopen her restaurant to diners until there was a vaccine. She just didn’t think it was safe. When she shared the decision with her staff, they asked: Would the vaccine be mandatory?

Yes, she said. It would be.

“I’m not going to open until I can indeed be sure that everyone on my staff is vaccinated,” says Smith, chef and owner of Cafe Juanita in Kirkland, Wash. “The immediate people on the team — you’ve got to take care of them. If you don’t take care of them, they cannot help you take care of business.”

If some of her employees do not want to take the vaccine, they will be hitting the bricks.

And as I have detailed repeatedly in recent weeks, it is not easy to find another job in this economy.

The good news is that most employers will likely be hesitant to mandate vaccines because of the potential of pushback from their employees.  According to a recent Gallup survey, 42 percent of all Americans do not plan to get a COVID-19 vaccine…

Americans’ willingness to be vaccinated against COVID-19 rebounded a bit in October, as seen in Gallup polling conducted before Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna made promising announcements about the likely effectiveness of their coronavirus vaccines. Fifty-eight percent of Americans in the latest poll say they would get a COVID-19 vaccine, up from a low of 50% in September.

It is estimated that there are 328 million people living in the United States right now, and 42 percent of 328 million is 137 million.

If those 137 million people stand up for their God-given rights, we almost certainly will not see widespread vaccine mandates.

But will they?

We shall see.

In the months ahead, there is going to be so much public pressure to get vaccinated, and the CDC plans to aggressively promote their vaccination campaign.

They even plan to distribute “buttons or stickers” so that people that have been injected can advertise that fact to others…

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is planning to offer health care providers a template they can use to print buttons or stickers that would advertise a person’s vaccination status. The idea is that the button would be handed out to patients after they receive their vaccination shots.

The effort is part of a “toolkit” that the CDC plans to provide healthcare systems to “educate and promote vaccination,” a CDC spokesperson told ABC News.

In addition, within the past few days Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Joe Biden have all committed to being vaccinated publicly

President-elect Joe Biden said he would publicly take a vaccine when it’s available to encourage the public to get vaccinated, joining three former presidents who recently pledged to do the same.

Biden said he’d “be happy” to join former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton in getting the vaccine in public to prove it is safe.

That would seem to be quite a public relations coup for the pharmaceutical companies, but if any of them has any sort of an adverse reaction to the vaccine it will rapidly transform into a public relations nightmare.

Of course the truth is that nobody really knows what the long-term side effects of taking COVID vaccines will be for the population as a whole.

As I have discussed previously, this entirely new class of mRNA vaccines has never been tried before, and those that line up first to get a COVID vaccine will be the guinea pigs.

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America’s Color Revolution



Trump voters will never forget the shock of going to bed on November 3rd secure in the knowledge that the President had won a second term, only to awaken on November 4th to the news that Biden, lagging far behind Trump in all the battleground states, was magically now in the lead.

How did the Democrats pull this off? In both simple and sophisticated ways. But the key to the massive election theft—their hidden tactic—is computerized vote-stealing by means of Dominion voting machines, and/or the “Scorecard” vote-flipping program. Remember those 6,000 votes that went from Trump to You-Know-Who? That wasn’t just a gain of 6,000 fake votes for Biden; it also lowered Trump’s count by 6,000, creating a difference of 12,000 votes between them in Biden’s favor. Such “vote flipping” widens the gap between the two candidates twice as effectively as garden-variety cheating—vote harvesting, dead people voting, etc.—giving the Dems the biggest bang for their ill-gotten buck. And as of Friday the 13th of November, audits of the computerized cheating showed 500,000 votes were switched from Trump to Biden. Folks, this means at least a fraudulent 1,000,000 vote windfall for Biden in swing states, courtesy of the Dominion software tamperers. We know Leftists are big on redistributing the wealth—well here’s the counterpart: redistributing the votes of the American people!


As myriad claims of vote fraud emerge, including ballot counters tacking cardboard over their building’s windows so locked-out poll watchers couldn’t even see into the room, the thought struck me that even the Dems are usually not this sloppy and obvious. I can even imagine the great fictional detective Hercule Poirot saying to his sidekick, “Ah, Hastings, do you not see? No, no, mon ami! There are too many clues. This fox, he wants to be caught!” The Democrats’ war-gaming of the election may go far beyond their flagrant vote fraud schemes. In fact, I believe they plan to win regardless of the final result of this election. Either Biden stumbles his way into the White House, or as soon as Trump is inaugurated, if not before, they attempt a violent coup d’état, using the pretence that he stole the election—their old standby trick of accusing others of their own crimes.

So far, they’ve put Trump in the defensive position of having to challenge the vote fraud. While it’s very likely he’ll win his case, since the facts and evidence are all on his side, what next? Do we transition into four more years of MAGA and can our President finally drain the swamp before it succeeds in swallowing him up? After all, we know that Trump won this election. In 2016 he ended up with 304 electoral votes to Crooked Hllary’s 227, having received 63 million votes in the general election. This time ‘round he has at least 74 million—10 million more—not counting the millions of votes the Dems stole from him. With Trump more popular than ever, and Basement Biden an even weaker candidate than Hillary was, we should expect something in the neighborhood of Trump with 400 electoral votes to Biden’s 140—a landslide win.


The Left knows this, too. That’s exactly why they’ve instructed their propaganda machine, aka the mainstream media, to hammer home the “fact” that Biden won. Recall that they began election season claiming polls showed Biden was the runaway favorite with a double-digit lead. And on November 7th, with major irregularities in all the swing states emerging and no real final count, they blithely announced Biden as the winner.

They even got their pals in the UK and elsewhere to congratulate Biden! Vladimir Putin is one of the few leaders who says he’ll wait to find out who won. Even the New World Order Pope has congratulated the poseur. You can’t read a newspaper or listen to a newscast without hearing about “President-elect Biden.” Huh? We’re not done counting votes let alone certifying them, and Trump’s team has only begun to fight against the Dems’ unprecedented vote fraud. We’re still a couple of weeks away from the Electors voting, yet millions of Americans believe Biden has won the election. This does not bode well.

The astonishing in-your-face election psy-op taking place is in many ways analogous to that of the Covid Plandemic. The globalist cabal took the virus that causes the common cold—and for most people, Covid is not much worse than a cold—and turned it into a mechanism for upending our liberty. For their nefarious purpose they had plenty of help from the likes of China, the UK, Italy, etc. Remember all those scary videos of people dropping in the street? It’s difficult for most people to doubt Big Media’s show-and-tell. This is the effect, praised by Goebbels during the Third Reich, of the Big Lie. The more outrageous the lie, and the more often it’s repeated, the more readily people will accept it as true.

And millions of Americans are now primed to believe that Biden won this all-important election. In fact, he’s already assembling his cabinet! I personally think Trump made a mistake in allowing Biden access to funds for his “transition.” POTUS did this to protect General Services Administration chief Emily Murphy from the harassment and death threats she was getting for refusing to release these funds. Predictably, the Dems made hay out of this gesture, as CNBC crows that this concession, “… marks one of the first clear indications of the Trump administration acknowledging defeat in the 2020 election.” And here’s their headline, “Trump Administration Officially Begins Transition to Biden after Weeks of Delay.” Give a Leftist an inch…

You can see the Left’s evil genius at work in this quote by David Leonhardt of the New York Times: “A sitting president has spent months telling lies about non-existent voter fraud. Now that his re-election bid is in deep trouble…he has unleashed a new torrent of falsehoods, claiming that the other side cheated. He has demanded the Supreme Court intervene to decide the election in his favor.” Note the devious spin throughout this seditious quote. It’s the President who’s telling the truth—there is evidence of massive vote fraud which his team has uncovered—and all he wants is a fair and honest election. Nor could he “demand” the Supreme Court decide the election in his favor. Could it be that “journalists” at the “paper of record” have never heard of the “Separation of Powers”?

But let’s put all this in the context of Color Revolutions. How do these typically begin? With a disputed election, followed by an insurrection. Now imagine the headlines in the New York Times, the Washington Post, et al., and the coverage on CNN, MSNBC, etc. when Trump is declared the winner: “Trump Tries to Steal Election from Biden! Refuses to Step Down!” “Millions Rioting in the Streets Protesting Trump Acting as Dictator!”

How about a few actual headlines from recent weeks? From Yahoo News: “Trump defies election loss, Biden ignores him”; from USA Today: “’It’s an embarrassment’: Joe Biden responds to Donald Trump’s refusal to concede presidential race”. And here’s Yahoo News opening line from Friday, November 13th: “The White House is planning for President Donald Trump to serve a second term despite his reelection loss, a top official said Friday.” Or this: “Trump has yet to concede nearly a week after US media announced that his Democratic challenger Joe Biden had defeated him in the November 3 presidential election.” This psy-op is following the playbook of Color Revolutions. Recall also that back in August, Hillary herself helped set the stage with this remark: “Joe Biden should not concede under any circumstances.” Um, Hillary, did you mean even if he lost?

The New York TImes, perhaps the most blatant colluder in this psy-op, sent this headline into readers’ email inboxes on November 12th: “Good morning. A president is trying to undo an election result: How would you describe that situation in another country?” Well, at least they said “Good morning.” And here’s a warning from Rick Hasen, an “election law expert” from UC Irvine, who opines that if judges allow Republican legislatures to overturn Biden’s supposed victory, “it would provoke massive social unrest. … I think it would be the end of American democracy as we know it.” That “massive unrest” is exactly the threat. Well, one of the threats. See Part 2 of this article for the Deep State’s Plan B.

But I’d be remiss not to include this gem from the statists in the UK:

“America has chosen Joe Biden ... to be the 46th president of the United States. The American people have disavowed four years of a thuggish presidency. They have chosen decency over dysfunction, fact over fiction, truth over lies, and empathy over cruelty. They have rejected the last four years of ugliness, divisiveness, racism and sustained assaults on constitutional democracy. And even as Trump plots legal challenges and levies unfounded claims of fraud, it is clear America is moving on.”

We the People who love our Republic, also hope America is moving on—but in the opposite direction: away from the Left’s sabotage, sedition and treason, to a restoration of justice, liberty and the pursuit of happiness once more. It’s not over till it’s over. Four More Years!

Part II

While there’s proof aplenty that this election was stolen from President Trump through rampant, egregious fraud, plain common sense might lead us to the same conclusion. For instance, which do you think most people would vote for: Opening our country back up for business, work, school, entertainment, sports, community, celebrations and gatherings of all kinds, while making America prosperous and great again – or tax increases, mandatory mask-wearing, nationwide lockdowns, more small business closures, more bankruptcies of our favorite restaurants, theaters, concert halls, and sports venues, plus our energy sector in the crosshairs and socialized medicine on the horizon—all the while being promised a “dark winter”? That’s the choice between Trump and Biden. Which candidate do you think won? Me, too.

By now the felonious Deep State coup plotters are so desperate, that If Trump is officially re-elected, they might well attempt a putsch to throw him bodily out of the White House. Should Trump win, you can be sure the Dems will be screaming that he stole the election and will proceed full tilt with their Color Revolution plans. They have their mercenary shock troops waiting, and who knows what reinforcements and weaponry are also at their disposal. Money’s no object for them, and they’re playing for all the marbles. They intend to kneecap Trump to achieve their ultimate goal: the takeover of America. What with Covid wreaking havoc with our citizenry and our economy, and both Biden and radical Leftist Kamala waiting in the wings ready to do their bidding, they must surely see this as their golden opportunity for a full court press.

However, there’s some good news circulating on the internet that POTUS may be in train to checkmate the Deep State fraudsters before they can do the same to him. What is certain is that one side or the other will triumph in this winner-take-all battle for our Republic. American patriots are longing to see justice enacted, as we’ve been watching seditious criminals remain at large for far too long. With stakes this high, and both sides essentially fighting for survival, it’s not hard to imagine a battle encircling the Tree of Liberty as at our founding.


For four years, President Trump has presided over a rogue DOJ, rogue FBI, rogue CIA, rogue DHS, and various other rogue intelligence agencies seeded with Obama holdovers. POTUS recently removed James Anderson, Acting Director of Policy Planning in the DoD, followed by the firing of quisling Mark Esper as Secretary of Defense along with his chief of staff. Let’s hope he’s not done cleaning house, though. As of December 1st, we learned that Attorney General Bill Barr is playing for the other team, as he announced he sees no evidence of vote fraud that would change the election results. That’s two feckless attorneys general in a row. The Swamp runs deep.


The President and his team ought to huddle around a big-screen TV to revisit the classic film from 1964, “Seven Days in May,” which, if you’ve never seen, you owe it to yourself to watch—and not just for the excellent acting and gripping story. A decorated General, head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, organizes a military coup against the sitting president. Incidentally, our own current head of the Joint Chiefs, General Milley, recently made this statement: “We are unique among militaries. We do not take an oath to a king or a queen, a tyrant or a dictator. We do not take an oath to an individual. No, we do not take an oath to a country, a tribe or religion. We take an oath to the Constitution.” So if push comes to shove, apparently General Milley would shove out the President.

Um, Mark, doesn’t the Constitution vest the powers of the Executive branch in the President, and isn’t he your Commander-in-Chief? If you disagree with his policies, isn’t the appropriate response to tender your resignation? And General Milley, isn’t the point that the Constitution undergirds our Republic, so when you swear to protect it, you’re swearing to protect our country from enemies foreign and domestic? The Constitution represents the rule of law in our nation. The last time I looked, the office of the president was featured rather prominently in our founding document. Before you set yourself up as a staunch defender of the Constitution, General, perhaps you ought to read it.

That reminds me, here’s the latest gem from former head of the CIA, John Brennan:

“I’m very concerned what he [Trump] might do in his remaining 70 days in office. Is he going to take some type of military action? Is he going to release some type of information that could, in fact, threaten our national security interests? If Vice President Pence and the cabinet had an ounce of fortitude and spine and patriotism, I think they would seriously consider invoking the 25th Amendment and pushing Donald Trump out because he is just very unpredictable now.

Brennan may be reacting to the specter of the noose, as his remarks followed hard upon Donald Trump Jr.’s tweet: “Declassify everything!!!”

And while we’re sampling treasonous assertions, take a look at this one, reported by SkyNews Australia:

“Two retired army officers are urging General Mark Milley– the highest-ranking military officer in the US – to remove President Donald Trump from office if he refuses to leave when his term ends. In an open letter published in Defense One, John Nagl and Paul Yingling warned President Trump could trigger a ‘once-unthinkable scenario of authoritarian rule’ and ‘America’s greatest Constitutional crisis since the Civil War.’ ‘If Donald Trump refuses to leave office at the expiration of his constitutional term, the United States military must remove him by force, and you must give that order.’”

As far as I’m concerned, General Milley needs to hear two words from the President, “You’re fired!”

Spoiler alert: In “Seven Days in May,” good triumphs over evil. Let’s hope and pray, but let’s also do all we can to make sure good triumphs on our watch as well, as we fight to shore up our beleaguered Republic. If not it will be a Dark Winter indeed.

Reprinted with the author’s permission.

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The Stench of Bipartisan Cooperation on the Potomac


Well, here is a picture worth a thousand words.

Featured front and center is Mr. Crony Capitalist Never Trumper, Mitt Romney, explaining how another $908 billion of Everything Bailouts – on top of the $3.5 trillion that have gone before – is just the thing to do.

In the above photo Romney is speaking for a “bipartisan” group of Spenders Senators including the GOP’s Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski and Bill Cassidy and Dem Senators Joe Manchin, Mark Warner, Jeanne Shaheen and independent Angus King. He claimed the group was walking a prudent line between Nancy Pelosi’s $2 trillion+ demand and Leader Mitch McConnell’s latest purportedly stingy $500 billion offering:

“We’ve been very careful. This is not a $1.8 trillion stimulus bill,” Sen. Mitt Romney (R., Utah), part of the bipartisan group, said Tuesday. “This is a relief measure – half that amount.”

Wow! If that’s careful, god save us. And if this is prudent bipartisan compromise, no thanks.

After all, keep in mind what the unhinged borrow and spend pols on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue have already authorized:

  • March Supplemental Appropriation: $7 billion;
  • Families First Act: $17 billion;
  • CARES act: $2,090 billion;
  • PPP Enhancement and health care support: $483 billion;
  • Payroll tax deferral and other tax incentives: $902 billion;
  • Total Everything Bailouts to date: $3,500 billion

By the lights of both Washington and Wall Street, however, that was not enough. So under the proposed bipartisan compromise, small businesses would get a roughly $300 billion infusion for a version of the Paycheck Protection Program of forgivable loans and other aid. This would be on top of the $535 billion of walking around money that has already gone out to 5.3 million small businesses.

It would also include $242 billion to state and local governments and schools. Again, that’s on top of the $180 billion provided in last spring’s CARES act.

Another $180 billion would go to an extension of pandemic unemployment benefits, providing an additional $300-a-week for four months. In turn, that tops-up the roughly $300 billion that has already been dispersed, including the $600 per week topper payment that went to every state program beneficiary through the end of July, thereby lifting the average combined Federal/state benefit to the equivalent of $57,000 annualized.

Then there is another $45 billion transportation bailout. It includes funding for airlines, airports, transit and Amtrak, among others, on top of the roughly $55 billion provided earlier.

As shown below the conga line of beneficiaries would also include $25 billion for rental housing aid, $26 billion for nutrition and agriculture, $35 billion for healthcare providers (on top of $175 billion earlier), another $16 billion for vaccine development (on top of $25 billion already authorized), $10 billion each for broadband and child care, $5 billion for Opioid treatment and, last but not least, $10 billion for that swell Covid-fighting agency otherwise known as the U.S. Postal Service!

If there were a fiscal equivalent of the biblical Noah, he would surely wax proud of the rescue ark that Senator Romney and his bipartisan pals have launched upon the fetid waters of the Potomac.

In surveying the above and the $3.5 trillion that’s gone before, we can only exclaim, Holy Moly!

That’s because compared to this $4.4 trillion of actual and potential Everything Bailouts, the total loss of payroll income to date is just $280 billion or 4.3% of what would have otherwise been earned at the pre-Covid run-rate of wage and salary disbursements in February 2020.

That’s right. At the April Lockdown bottom, wage and salary disbursements according to the good folks at the BEA were down by 10.3% from the February level, but by October the gap had virtually disappeared – with payroll disbursements running just 0.9% below their February run rate.

For the entire eight months of March through October, therefore, the wage and salary impact has been as follows:

  • Cumulative 8-month disbursements at February payroll level: $6.440 trillion;
  • Actual 8-months payroll disbursements: $6.160 trillion;
  • Cumulative 8-month payroll shortfall: $280 billion (4.3%)

So there you have it. These madmen led by one of the great RINO phonies of the present era, are fixing to spend $4.4 trillion or 16X the payroll income shortfall to date.

Indeed, unless the Commerce Department statistical mills have gone totally haywire, total payroll disbursements (both government and private sector) in October were actually 2.1% higher than they were in the same month a year ago:

Annualized Wage and Salary Disbursements:

  • October 2019: $9.379 trillion;
  • October 2020: $9.577 trillion;
  • Y/Y Change: +2.1%

Not surprisingly, Chuckles Schumer and Nancy Pelosi jumped on the “bipartisan” bandwagon within 24 hours of the Romney et. al. launch. This whole Washington kabuki dance could not have been more transparent:

“In the spirit of compromise, we believe the bipartisan framework introduced by Senators yesterday should be used as the basis for immediate bipartisan, bicameral negotiations.”

Nevertheless, about mid-day it caused the robo-machines and Robinhooders to reflexively buy the dip. After all, further flooding the zone with borrowed funds from the US Treasury which will be promptly monetized by the Fed cannot help but juice the casino yet again.

In fact, at its current monthly QE rate of $120 billion, it would take the geniuses in the Eccles Building just 7.5 months to finance the entirety of Mitt Romney’s swell bipartisan “compromise” with phony central bank credits plucked from thin air.

Total wage and salary disbursements at annualized rates, Oct. 2019-Oct. 2020

So there are two lamentable parts here: (1)The massive central bank monetization of the public debt; and (2) the runaway bailouts and free stuff which will be a permanent burden on the taxpayers as a financial matter, but even more destructively, a fount of corruption, moral hazard and malinvestment as a substantive matter.

As to the former, here is the expected lunatic path of the Fed’s balance sheet beginning with the pre-Covid status quo ante and projected to one year from now based on the Fed’s current insistence that it will continue to buy $120 billion per month of USTs and GSEs for the foreseeable future. And that’s an outcome you can take to the bank with Sleepy Joe in the Oval Office and Janet Yellen calling the shots at the Treasury Department:

Federal Reserve Balance Sheet:

  • Feb. 26, 2020 actual: $4.160 trillion;
  • Nov. 25.2020 actual: $7.120 trillion;
  • Nov. 2021 Projected: $8.660 trillion;
  • Gain, Feb. 2020-Nov. 2021: +$4.500 trillion or 108%.

Needless to say, that absolute madness won’t do anything at all for main street, but it will keep interest rates pinned close to the zero-bound and the Wall Street gamblers buying the dips on the TINA (there is no alternative) principle.

Yet how long do these willfully blind central bankers think they can continue to fuel today’s egregious inflation of financial assets and the grotesque maldistribution of wealth it has engendered?

Even the nation’s biggest hedge fund manager, Ray Dalio of Bridgewater, is now implicitly trashing the Fed’s mindless handiwork. These are his charts, and when we reach the point were the top 0.1% of households have accumulated nearly as much wealth as the bottom 90%, then the kind of dire scenario he outlined recently is not entirely a figment of some tinfoil hatted ruminations:

“People and politicians are now at each other’s throats to a degree greater than at any time in my 71 years,” Dalio wrote noting that disorder is rising in a number of countries.

“It is in this stage when there are bad financial conditions and intensifying conflict,” wrote Dalio. “Classically this stage comes after periods of great excesses in spending and debt and the widening of wealth and political gaps and before there are revolutions and civil wars. United States is at a tipping point in which it could go from manageable internal tension to revolution and/or civil war.”

One thing the Kamala Harris/Progressive Left Regency is certain to yammer about is exactly the charts below. So it will take some very special verbal gymnastics and data torture for incoming Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to explain that the problem stems from Ronald Reagan’s 35 years ago tax cuts, not the massive money printing and financial asset inflation fueled by the Fed ever since.

But leave it to our old friend, credentialed Keynesian and Washington/Wall Street insider, Steve Rattner, to explain what’s coming down the pike. Namely, a Fed flip-flop of its historical and proper stand in behalf of fiscal rectitude to one of outright cheerleading for Washington’s current fiscal bacchanalia.

Of course, the argument is phrased as the Fed is out of dry powder. So fiscal expansion is just another way to help the downtrodden folks on main street get a better economy.

But from that hay-wagon we refuse to fall. The Fed knows full well that money printing is no longer helping jobs or GDP growth – and can’t do so in the face of the Covid-Lockdown Nation shock to the economy’s supply side.

It is therefore taking up the cudgels in behalf of fiscal profligacy so it doesn’t get blamed for the economic setbacks ahead, and so that it has a fig leaf of excuse – accommodating the massive borrowing requirements of the US Treasury by monetizing the debt – to keep flooding Wall Street with liquidity plucked from thin air.

“The reason Chairman Powell is pushing so hard for fiscal stimulus is because he recognizes, as most of us do, that monetary stimulus has not quite run out of steam… but it’s getting to the end of its rope,” Willett Advisors CEO @SteveRattner says.

Whatever the convoluted reasoning, however, the Fed’s drastic and nearly criminal falsification of the price of government debt has surely euthanized the politicians with respect to the very essence of fiscal governance.

That is, when the debt no longer matters, all the historic reasons for fiscal prudence – avoiding waste of economic resources, market distortions, moral hazard, political corruption – goes out the window. Instead, you get abominations like the “bipartisan” bailout fix that emerged suddenly during the past 24 hours.

Prior to the rotten regime of Keynesian central banking and massive monetization of the public debt, for instance, the idea of dumping what will now be $830 billion of PPP money into the laps of 5-10 million purported “small businesses” would have been beyond the pale.

The fact is, applicants did not even have to prove they were a real business to get a $200,000 or even $2 million forgivable loan. Doubtless, millions of essentially free lancers and shoestring operations doing business from their kitchen table got the loot.

And even more certainly, even legitimate businesses which had imprudently hocked themselves to the gills without any cash reserves or unused borrowing capacity got themselves bailed-out just the same as those who had taken financial precautions at the expense of less “growth” or, more likely, less distribution of current business income for personal consumption.

Likewise, when you put out $500 billion in UI assistance to cover a $280 billion shortfall in wage and salary disbursements, economic goodness is likely to be way overshadowed by fraud, sloth and indolence. It is already evident that tens of billions of the UI money was misappropriated, including $180 million that went to allegedly unemployed workers resident in the California state prisons!

More importantly, such massive dollops of money distributed via what amounts to coast-to-coast soup lines has completely throttled any serious political opposition to the Virus Patrol generated lockdowns and public fears that have been the justification for the Everything Bailouts in the first place.

Accordingly, we have been left to the devices of foolish old windbags like the sainted Dr. Fauci. In recently backtracking on his earlier idiotic position in favor of closing the schools, he claimed he was for closing the bars, instead.

But exactly where is it written that a contagion from which 99.98% of the population under 65 recovers justifies shutting down the bars or any other businesses – the property of which is protected by the Fifth Amendment?

Close the bars and keep the schools open,” Dr. Anthony Fauci says, adding that while there is no solution that is “one size fits all,” the “best way to ensure the safety of the children in school is to get the community level of the spread low.”

In the Dalio charts above, there is a panel showing an era of bipartisan cooperation between 1940 and 1980 that has now purportedly vanished into a great gap of partisan bickering. But as we will explain in Part 2, that was a bipartisanship born of fiscal rectitude and sound money – the opposite of the fiscal and monetary libertinism represented by Mitt Romney, Janet Yellen and the Washington/Wall Street consensus for which they speak.


Reprinted with permission from David Stockman’s Contra Corner.

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State Propaganda at This Level Spells a Pre-planned and Fake Manufactured Plot to Control the World!



“Propaganda is as powerful as heroin; it surreptitiously dissolves all capacity to think.”

Gil Courtemanche (2007). “A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali”, p.178, Vintage

The people in this country are being completely inundated with lies, deceit, misdirection, and extreme propaganda. This is meant to cloud the minds of the weak and gullible population with fabricated absurdities in order to frighten them into submission. Unfortunately, this strategy is working, and the masses are folding to the deception, and are acquiescing to most every state demand. This has become the most successful part of this government’s efforts to control the people, in that it allows for the elimination of all their freedoms in the name of non-existent ‘health security.’ The medical and political policies claimed to be for the protection of the public concerning this hoax have exactly the opposite effect, and therefore are causing an excessive amount of suffering and death. In reality, this is nothing less than pre-meditated murder by the state, all due to measures purposely meant to harm.

In one mainstream publication today, the headlines read like hell on earth has consumed this country, and Armageddon has already arrived. This is all due to the coronavirus false flag event being used to take over the world. This is of course without merit, any truth, and in fact is nothing more than lies, but that matters not to the perpetrators of this evil plan.

Headlines on Drudge December 3, 2020:

“Deaths top 3100 in single day for first time”
“Data Suggests True Toll 400,000”
“CDC tells American NOT TO TRAVEL”
“LA residents ‘ordered’ to stay in homes”

When the bulk of this now uneducated, indoctrinated, and dumbed down society is dependent on the mainstream news, and is only fed the state narrative, is it any wonder that we are facing global slavery through a totalitarian system like technocratic communism? The propaganda is so monumental that to be exposed to it daily is psychological suicide considering any possibility of the retention of intellect. When one’s mind is dominated by continuous repetitive lies, the acceptance of those lies becomes almost impossible to avoid. As Edward Bernays said in his book “Propaganda:”

“If we understand the mechanism and motives of the group mind, it is now possible to control and regiment the masses according to our will without them knowing it.”

This is exactly what is happening. The masses are not only being controlled through false fear, but are demanding that any that are questioning this control must be called out and silenced. The mind control efforts by the state have been so powerful as to not only have won the acceptance and compliance of the herd, but also have caused them to become complicit agents of the state in its effort to command majority obedience through draconian decrees. This is an abomination, as all sovereignty of the individual and the people has been destroyed due to the division purposely instilled in this now proletarian society.

We were told that most everyone would be affected, and that millions upon millions would die. We were told this was the most devastating and fatal virus threatening mankind. We were told that human contact was dangerous, and that we should all avoid each other in favor of total isolation. We were told that working in order to sustain our families, our communities, and ourselves was detrimental to all. We were told to wear useless and deadly masks, and to avoid every pleasure of life. We were told that only global governance could save us from this scourge. We were told that surveillance and tracking of every aspect of our being was necessary to order to stop the spread of this state-fabricated threat. We were told that we could not travel, listen to live music, or even be in nature. With exceptions for the government favored powerful individuals and corporations, the rest of the world closed down in just a few months, and now we are being told that we must accept untested toxic poisons in our bodies in order to be given permission from our ‘masters’ to live.

This is an obvious takeover plot, and any that cannot understand this fact have not the capability to think, to understand logic, or to see with open eyes the most massive hypocrisy that has ever existed. Nothing is hidden any longer, as all aspects of this fraud are now completely out in the open. The only way for something of this magnitude to be able to go forward is for stupidity to be nearly universal. Consider this comment closely; because it is not made frivolously, as why would any intelligent society allow a governing minority to destroy all love, joy, and life in order to restructure the world for their own benefit at the expense of humanity? Why would any sane person, any sane community, or any sane country, act collectively as beasts of burden to a handful of evil, manipulating, and despicable criminals claiming to be saviors? What could possibly possess Americans to voluntarily acquiesce to such torturous madness? What incentive could possibly be sufficient for the people at large to become voluntary slaves to the state?

Listen to the political members of the occult ruling class that are attempting to steal your lives. Listen carefully, because they are telling you exactly what is coming, what they plan to do, and how they will take over the lives of billions while claiming special status for themselves. We are in the midst of the biggest propaganda campaign in history, and the most massive transition of mankind, and that transition is one from hell. Do not allow this “Great Reset” plot to continue to grow without total resistance by whatever means are necessary to stop it.  This is a plan for a communistic system based on technocratic control, with common people being relegated to the mundane aspects of basic existence, while the claimed ‘elites’ control the globe. It is time to stand up against this monster called the ‘State,’ and never relent until its back is broken, and its power destroyed.

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