Jul 12

Modern pro-government “conservatism” was created by the CIA

The great LewRockwell.com writer Charles Burris has some keen insights into the development of modern pro-government “conservatism.” As government grew throughout the twentieth century, a strain of “conservatism” arose which seemed to support this vast new growth of government programs while quibbling at the margins with tax rates, or advocating more imprisonment or ever-more-powerful surveillance.

“From the time before the American government’s formal entrance into World War II, establishment elites have fostered an ongoing series of elaborate intelligence operations based on psychological warfare and propaganda aimed at manipulating public opinion and attitudes in regards to the projection of American state power and interventionism.”

“For the past 70 years, “responsible public policy debate” has been confined to the narrow perimeters set by these establishment-sanctioned gatekeepers and mouthpieces.”

“It was “former” deep cover CIA agent Buckley and intelligence community veterans of the OSS and CIA (James Burnham, Wilmoore Kendall, Priscilla Buckley, and William Casey) who launched National Review, which became the premier publication of this phony “conservative movement.””

The CIA also founded Regnery Press, the largest “conservative” book publisher.

William J. Casey (future CIA DIRECTOR) drew up the incorporation papers for National Review, and served as its long-time legal counsel.

Years later, Buckley was outted as a CIA operative by former CIA agent William Sloane Coffin (Skull and Bones 1949). Coffin was a long-time colleague of George H. W. Bush (Skull and Bones 1948) when they both attended Phillips Andover Academy and later Yale together.

Jul 11

Government vampires seek extreme tax increases

Government’s unquenchable thirst for money and power continues despite America’s cratering economy.

Throughout the government’s COVID-19 impositions, no one at local, state or federal levels has lost a paycheck. Many government employees have received their paychecks in spite of having no work whatsoever to do.

But the cratering economic stability of the country is already causing major shortfalls in expected government revenues.

For states like Texas, Alaska and New Mexico which depend on oil revenue to balance their budgets, finances are declining rapidly.

Alaska is projecting an $815 million shortfall in revenues in the coming fiscal year, and New Mexico could see a $1.5 to $2 billion drop.

Nashville Mayor John Cooper is openly proposing raising property taxes by 32% in order to correct an estimated $250 million budget shortfall.
Dallas, TX is looking at a proposed 8% increase in property taxes.

Jul 11

Matt Ridley: the Planet is in great shape

British science writer Matt Ridley has an optimistic view of the Earth’s future. Ridley points out that the Earth has been getting greener and healthier, probably due to the increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere–thanks to humans.

Forests and trees have been increasing. The Earth now has significantly larger areas dedicated to forests, wilderness, and wildlife habitat.

Many species that were once endangered are now numerous and thriving. Ridley discusses the increasing numbers of western tragopan birds in India. The birds appeared headed toward extinction just decades ago. Now they are protected in a vast national park and refuge area in India.

Jul 09

English Government professors call for imprisonment of climate doomsday questioners

“When those seeking power can’t convince the populace of the merits of their ideas, they start putting people who disagree in jail, hoping that fear will keep the rest in line.” So writes Anthony Watts of Wattsupwiththat.com.

Watts will surely be one of the first people arrested and imprisoned if professors at the University of Exeter have their way. In an article in The Carbon Brief titled “How climate change misinformation spreads online,” several Exeter professors advocate fines and imprisonment for people publishing “climate misinformation” online. They justify their call for imprisonment by claiming tremendous harm from “misleading information that is created and spread with intent to deceive.”

Watts notes that “This isn’t the first time such wild calls for criminalization of contrary climate opinion have been made.” Lawrence Torcello, a liberal arts professor at Rochester Institute of Technology, NY, wrote in an essay at The Conversation that climate scientists who fail to communicate the correct message about “global warming” should face trial for “criminal negligence.”

Jul 06

500,000 middle class New Yorkers flee the City after government COVID impositions

New York City, once the world’s flagship of commerce and capitalism, is now a sewer of government control, rioting and misery.

New York’s governing officials ordered most businesses closed for months.

A story in the Daily Mail reports that 500,000 New Yorkers–disproportionately hard-working middle-class residents–have already fled the Big Apple.

Streets once teeming with tourists are virtually empty. Shops and restaurants are boarded up to protect against looters. Hotels are closed. According to one resident: ‘New York has become a place where the soup kitchens are full and skyscrapers are empty.’

The Broadway theatre district sits in darkness, unlikely to open before next year. The subway, which once carried 750,000 commuters a day, is mainly deserted. In Times Square, a handful of street vendors offer hand-sanitiser and face masks in place of knock-off designer sunglasses and bags.

“A statewide moratorium on evictions, in place since March, expires on August 20, when tenants will be expected to pay back owed rent. A restaurant owner who declined to be named said: ‘I will close for good and move to a cheaper part of the country.’”

“With no reliable forecast when tourists might return, up to a third of the city’s small businesses – including 186,000 shops – could fail.”

According to figures released by the New York Police Department, for the first six months of this year, there were 176 murders, an increase of 23 per cent on the 143 killed during the same period last year.

The number of shooting victims has gone up 51 per cent to 616 this year. In June alone, there were 250 shootings compared to 97 in the same month last year. Month-on-month, burglaries are up 119 per cent and car thefts up 48 per cent.

Jul 02

Studies show coronavirus death rate is LOWER than the flu

Study the above graph carefully. It shows deaths from all causes (by week) in Arizona over the past 3 years.

There was a deadly flu outbreak in 2017-18 which killed some 80,000 Americans. The graph suggests that the flu death rate in 2018 was likely worse than the death rate from coronavirus thus far this year.

As more data come in, it becomes clear that death rates from coronavirus is similar to, or lower than, the 2018 flu outbreak. The CDC admitted this a month ago.

In late April, antibodies testing in Santa Clara, California found coronavirus mortality rates were essentially the same as seasonal flu.

For those under age 70, the infection death rate may be as low as FOUR-ONE-HUNDREDTHS (4/100ths) OF ONE PERCENT (far lower than in typical flu outbreaks) according to a study by John Ioannidis, a professor of epidemiology at Stanford University.

Now a new study by scientists at Wake Forest University shows the coronavirus death rate is EVEN LOWER than what CDC admitted last month. The study of antibodies in the blood of people in parts of North Carolina found 14% have already been infected with coronavirus. The death rate may be as low or lower than 1/10th of 1%.

Jun 28

The market always wins: two thousand government-worshiping universities may collapse in the next 5 years

A New York University marketing professor, Scott Galloway, estimates that a thousand to two thousand of the country’s 4,500 universities could go out of business in the next 5-10 years.

College shutdowns in the wake of the government’s coronavirus scare have exposed the vulnerability and inefficiency of many colleges.

Colleges in the U.S. are overwhelmingly funded (by both research grants and student loan subsidies) by the federal government.

They push a steady agenda of pro-government extremist “science” and socialist philosophy. Anti-government thought is almost banned at many universities.

Now, after nearly every college campus in America was ordered closed by powermad governors due to the coronavirus panic, many students are wondering if spending thousands to watch pro-government zoom presentations is worth it. Many will likely not be returning in the Fall, even if governments allow them to.

Jun 18

Government shutdown orders will likely doom most small restaurants

TOWNHALL columnist Ellie Bufkin warns in a recent column that a majority of small independent restaurants will not survive the government’s COVID-19 lockdowns and shutdowns.

“Simply put, keeping six feet apart at all times with half the dining room closed is a practice that is mutually exclusive of financial survival for any restaurant.”

A new report released by the Independent Restaurant Coalition estimates that 85 percent of small restaurants will be closed by the end of 2020 due to the government’s COVID-19 shutdown orders.

“Even if restaurants returned to normal operations with no regulations immediately, the report says, the damage done by months of closures has already sealed their fate.”

Jun 18

Millions of Americans skip loan payments as government COVID orders take their toll

The Wall Street Journal reports that 79 million student loans are now going unpaid after the government forced large segments of the population into poverty and unemployment.

Auto loans in some type of deferment doubled to 7.3 million accounts. Personal loans in deferment doubled to 1.3 million accounts.

Jun 17

Top-tier universities now get A MAJORITY of their funding from the U.S. government

Teaching students comes second!

Why are America’s colleges and universities such sewers of pro-government extremist, socialist ideology? A new report by OpenTheBooks.org sheds light:

“In monetary terms, the ‘government contracting’ business of the Ivy League ($25.27 billion – federal contracts and grants) exceeded their educational mission ($22 billion in student tuition) [in Fiscal Years 2010-FY2015].”

Ivy League universities are now–in all essence–arms of the federal government. Their research agendas are almost wholly driven by U.S. government agencies.

Accordingly, Ivy League schools have been unquestioning in their adherence to pro-government extremist agenda items, such as the government’s climate-doomsday-by-man-made-CO2 “theory.”* These government contractor universities no longer teach students to debate the topic. Yale University, in fact, has an entire multi-million-dollar annual program designed to convince the outside world about the ‘theory.’

*An asterisk is necessary here because any actual scientific theory would be subject to rigorous testing and debate. By this standard, the climate doomsday argument is simply a messaging imposition, not a theory.

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