Chronicling my mission to rediscover reality. Think of this my live journal for my fool’s journey through the cosmos of available information.
Throughout the week I’ll add the videos I watch, links to news stories, the book(s) I’m currently reading, and anything else I may encounter that seems useful.
Monday January 11
Book of the week “Amusing Ourselves to Death Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business“
Viva and Barnes “Another Impeachment? Capitol Hill Fallout; Tech ANTI-TRUST? Using the Law”
Study out of Stanford demonstrates that lockdowns have been ineffective at stoping the spread
Who didn’t see this coming?
Researchers at Stanford University in California aimed to assess how tough lockdowns influence the growth in infections as compared to less restrictive measures.
They used data from England, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, and the US, collected during the initial stages of the pandemic in the spring 2020. They compared the data from Sweden and South Korea, two countries that did not introduce tough lockdowns at that time, with that from the other eight countries.
They found that introducing any restrictive non-pharmaceutical interventions’ (NPIs) such as reduced working hours, working from home and social distancing helped curb the rise of infections in nine out of 10 study countries, except for Spain, where the effect was “non-significant.”
However, when they compared epidemic spreads in places that implemented less restrictive measures with those opting for a full-blown lockdown they found “no clear, significant beneficial effect” of the latter on the number of cases in any country.
Maybe GAB should invest in radio stations.
— Tracy (@TracyLConnors) January 11, 2021
The next great power struggle has begun. Politicians vs. Big Tech
Please listen to the Mexican President's warnings about Silicon Valley censorship when asked about the Trump ban. Following the center-right Chancellor Merkel, the leftist AMLO said they were becoming “a world media power" anointing themselves "judges of the Holy Inquisition": pic.twitter.com/5cL5vqq3Ug
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) January 11, 2021
Elon knows what’s up
A lot of people are going to be super unhappy with West Coast high tech as the de facto arbiter of free speech
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 11, 2021
The CIA has committed more acts of terrorism, both foreign and domestic, than any "domestic extremist" could ever hope to.
The death toll from the capitol "siege" is 6.
Want to guess how many people the CIA has had murdered? Operation Condor alone was close to 100,000
— Whitney Webb (@_whitneywebb) January 11, 2021
Evening News – “What are the Odds” with Richard Barris and Robert Barnes
Tuesday January 12
It’s gotten so bad, even Christian news outlets are lying about what Trump said during his speech at the Save America Rally.
Via NoQReport (emphasis added)
A news report and accompanying video portrayed President Trump as clearly inciting riots with a single quote. Out of context and in the incorrect order, the words are very damning. The problem is CBN pulled two separate quotes out of context, reversed their order, and made it appear that the President was calling for his supporters to storm the Capitol. Here’s the quote from their video and article:
The President is blamed for inciting the violence at the Capitol when he told supporters, “We’re going to the Capitol…and if you don’t fight like hell we’re not going to have a country anymore.”
Why watch CNBC or Bloomberg when you can listen to Quoth the Raven and George Gammon?
Quoth the Raven also had a recent conversation with Whitney Webb that was incredibly interesting.
Wednesday January 13
Timcast IRL has become my morning news show. Last night’s episode featured one of my favorite Libertarian/AnCap commentators, Dave Smith!
Exhibit 1908746573 that Congress doesn’t give a damn about the American people.
— CSPAN (@cspan) January 13, 2021
Buffalo Man is getting his own documentary!
Trump was Impeached again. Another record broken!
The Mysterious Death of Isaac Kappy: The Phoenix Enigma
Really interesting interview with someone who wasn’t on my radar before, Cory Daniel aka The Phoenix Enigma. Cory has a bunch of interesting information on his site, I highly recommend checking it out.
Thursday January 14
Morning news, last night’s Timcast IRL with guest Allum Bokhari
Interesting first hand account of The Storming of the Capitol by Mike Waller
Via the Center for Security Policy:
The deadly riot at the US Capitol bore the markings of an organized operation planned well in advance of the January 6 joint session of Congress.
A small number of cadre used the cover of a huge rally to stage its attack. Before it began, I saw from my vantage point on the West Front of the Capitol, what appeared to be four separate cells or units:
- Plainclothes militants. Militant, aggressive men in Trump and MAGA gear at a front police line at the base of the temporary presidential inaugural platform;
- Agents-provocateurs. Scattered groups of men exhorting the marchers to gather closely and tightly toward the center of the outside of the Capitol building and prevent them from leaving;
- Fake Trump protesters. A few young men wearing Trump or MAGA hats backwards and who did not fit in with the rest of the crowd in terms of their actions and demeanor, whom I presumed to be Antifa or other leftist agitators; and
- Disciplined, uniformed column of attackers. A column of organized, disciplined men, wearing similar but not identical camouflage uniforms and black gear, some with helmets and GoPro cameras or wearing subdued Punisher skull patches.
All of these cells or groups stood out from the very large crowd by their behavior and overall demeanor. However, they did not all appear at the same time. Not until the very end did it become apparent there was a prearranged plan to storm the Capitol building, and to manipulate the unsuspecting crowd as cover and as a follow-on force.
What’s Jim Acosta going to do when he doesn’t have Trump to stalk anymore?
Stuff lent to the White House by various museums controlled by the federal government always gets returned at the end of a term like this.
The Bidens will pick their favorite things to accept on loan from museums and those items will be installed before they arrive. https://t.co/8k4woxEPMd
— Yashar Ali
(@yashar) January 14, 2021
The Daily Wire is getting into the culture war.
Their first entry is a film they produced (read, they paid to have their names on it) called, “Run. Hide. Fight.” It premiered last night via a stream on The Daily Wire site. I tuned in, and I have to admit that the film exceeded my expectations.
Here’s the trailer.
Friday January 15
Morning news, last night’s Timcast IRL
Jason Rink suspended by Twitter and Facebook.
The silencing isn’t slowing down. Our friend Jason has now been suspended from Twitter and Facebook.
Jason Rink, documentary film director of The Steal, was suspended from both Twitter and Facebook in the past 72 hours. His violation? Daring to document a story of national interest and importance: The integrity of the 2020 election. He's now part of the #SilencedMajority. THREAD pic.twitter.com/7EaiYea0tm
(@TheStealMovie) January 15, 2021
When NPCs think you’re the one who’s brainwashed…
Mainstream media calls to 'de-program' Trump supporters pic.twitter.com/COrHA8svg1
— RT (@RT_com) January 15, 2021
Saturday January 16
Morning news, Timcast IRL
Biden will have at least 6,500 people at his inauguration!
What does Science say about large groups of people traveling together across borders during a global pandemic?
Right on schedule. https://t.co/68GV2es5ff
— Tracy (@TracyLConnors) January 16, 2021
The power of memetics
Memes really are magic!
Via The Phoenix Enigma:
Definition of memetics
: the study of memesMemetics sees ideas as a kind of virus, sometimes propagating in spite of truth and logic. Its maxim is: Beliefs that survive aren’t necessarily true, rules that survive aren’t necessarily fair and rituals that survive aren’t necessarily necessary. Things that survive do so because they are good at surviving.— Los Angeles Times, 20 Mar. 1999
Memes are egregores which we’ve talked about a few times on the show.
An Egregore (pronounced egg’ gree gore) is a group thought-form. It can be created either intentionally or unintentionally and becomes an autonomous entity with the power to influence. A group with a common purpose like a family, a club, a political party, a church, or a country can create an egregore, for better or worse depending upon the type of thought that created it. The symbiotic relationship between an egregore and its group has been compared to the more recent, non-occult concepts of the corporation (as a legal entity) and, of course, THE MEME.
The concept was discussed in early Theosophical literature and is well-known in esoteric thought, but it is not a mainstream idea. In discussing egregores Helena Petrovna Blavatsky wrote “every thought so evolved with energy from the brain, creates nolens volens [willingly or unwillingly] a shape.” Continuing, she states that such a shape is absolutely “unconscious unless it is the creation of an adept, who has a pre-conceived object in giving it [the thought form] consciousness, or rather the appearance of consciousness derived from the adept’s will and consciousness.”
Holy crap! Someone is making decent red pilled music!
Sunday January 17
Have you heard of Thoth? Well Matt Belair claims to have had a run-in with the Thoth.
Today’s guest Jason Rink, sent me this video where he explains why he hasn’t appealed his Twitter or Facebook suspension.