The ‘inspiration’ for this story is certainly, regrettably, not a unique one: the severe and long term abuse that someone close to me experienced at the hands of their former partner.
While I was largely a bystander, it continues to shape the way I see the world. I am now of the firm belief that the world is for all intents and purposes run by sociopaths, widespread abusers of society as a whole, and that this reality must be first accepted before things get better.
At the height of the abuse, I remember talking to another family member about how to deal with it. We knew the situation was serious — we knew he was an abuser, and was doing horrible things to her. But we, and particularly me, still took a distinctly positive approach, one with hope in redemption and slanted towards forgiveness. …
Growing up, this was my sole exposure to the Biblical flood myth:
Not exactly the most solid theological grounding.
Owing much to my dismissal of the legitimacy of religion, I dismissed basically by default stories such as Noah and the Flood as fanciful fictions used to illustrate some underlying moral point. Or, fanciful rubbish. But then I started to read history, specifically alternative history, and specifically Graham Hancock, and my view changed drastically.
A quick word on Hancock and his main contribution to alternative history.
There is a central thesis that lies at the heart of his work: we are a species with amnesia. We have at our disposal only a fraction of the story of our history, with even that grossly fragmented and distorted. …
Does it not say all we need to know about the dominant media narrative that, in a press conference laying out the legal grounds for overturning the 2020 US election based on widespread legal fraud, the main headline for many was Rudy Giuliani’s unfortunate bad hair dye day?
Rudy doesn’t need me, or anyone, to defend him, obviously. He is the former Mayor of New York, left with the task of consoling a city left reeling in the aftermath of the 9/11 ‘terrorist attacks’, who in his former life as a prosecutor helped to take down the Mafia, after all. You’d think the media might show people of this stature a bit more respect, is something I might have once thought. …
Where do conspiracy theorists go, now that our Conspirer-in-Chief has — as long as we ignore formal process and ongoing legal proceedings — been given the boot?
Well, bad news for all you normies: we aren’t going anywhere. Especially not with all the juicy rabbit holes that this election has presented us.
Thus I present my favourite conspiracies of the 2020 US election campaign and aftermath.
Let’s start with a few fun ones.
Yep, that’s right. Every Beatles fan can immediately get behind this one, but really this is a feel-good conspiracy that is fit for the whole family.
One of the few unifying opinions of people on both sides of the political aisle (die-hard Democrats excepted) was that Sleepy Joe was an awful candidate. Sniffing and groping children; that 1994 crime bill; announcing to the world that he has put together “the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics” — trust the modern Democrat Party to dish this poor fella up as their best ‘progressive’ candidate. We all know he is really there as a seat warmer for Kamala: I mean, they couldn’t even wait a week before they published an article confirming it. …
Like many who follow elections and the intricacies of how they play intently, I have been absolutely astonished watching the coverage of the 2020 US Election by most mainstream news outlets.
The warning signs were there from the start: like fools rushing in, outlets were quick to jump on anything positive enough as to allow them to call states for Democratic candidate Joe Biden, but dragged their feet with the enthusiasm of an anti-vaxxer lining up for a potential future mandatory Covid shot when calling states for Republican candidate Donald Trump. …
This article is not about the potential of the 2020 election to be impacted by election fraud. There’s plenty out there on this subject already.
At a certain point such discussion becomes self defeating, because the terms have well and truly been set: whichever side loses will blame election interference for their loss, and are already setting the foundations in the minds of their supporter bases for such a scenario.
Is it a fair fight? Trump and co have the power of the Government on their side, after all, and we all know the Republicans love a gerrymander more than Hillary loves a deleted email or Hunter a missing laptop (too soon?). Speaking of mail, there is also, most notably, this murky postal service business, which I’m not going to even pretend to know enough about to comment on. …
Introverts rejoice: looks like the world, or at least the western world, is about to plunge into another round of lockdowns: right in time (completely coincidentally I’m sure) for the US election.
In order to justify such measures, you are and will continue to see a lot of media coverage about rising COVID-19 cases: world record case numbers, exponentially rising line graphs, doom-laden projected death counts and warnings of overrun hospitals unless drastic measures are taken.
None of these things are untrue in themselves. Case numbers, by whatever criteria a case is determined by, are rising — often in dramatic fashion. Modeling does show large predicted death numbers, even if it is easy to create a model to show any desired outcome. …
As I have made clear on multiple occasions, I am a proud conspiracy theorist.
I enjoy challenging the narrative that seems to have settled in, particularly in progressive/liberal circles, that to question the motives of political, media and other establishment institutions is somehow a controversial intellectual act.
Governments would never use an increasingly questionable pandemic as a smokescreen to sneak in authoritarian measures! You monster!
The media would never act in a self-interested manner, and are in no way beholden and ideologically identical to the political establishment it is supposed to be holding to account! …
Spiritual warfare is real, and it is going on all around us at the moment.
Wars over ideas. Wars over political ideology. Wars over identity. Wars over culture, and/or cults.
And perhaps most viciously, wars over moral superiority.
This became obvious to me, when I saw this picture of a Government billboard from the United States. It made things quite clear: your morality at this moment in history, at least as far as they would like to have you believe, is determined by your willingness to properly wear a mask.
I wrote previously that I am quite happy to wear a mask if mask advocates are happy to more stridently denounce child trafficking and pedophilia, somewhat to the extent that they do for masks. It seemed like a reasonable compromise, and I still think it is. I tried to offer the peace deal as humbly as possible, because I know that the type of moral propaganda that people are currently being exposed to, and I know how effective this propaganda is. …
This is Dan Andrews, Premier of Victoria, the State of Australia currently subject to the harshest lockdowns in the world.
He used to be called Daniel Andrews, until his handlers presumably thought he would seem more relatable if they contracted his first name. Because, you know, the public are that stupid.
He is also, according to an increasing number of Australians, a deranged psychopath.
Oooh, a psychopath? Settle down, we don’t need that kinda inflammatory language. This rhetoric isn’t a productive and helpful way to engage in civil discourse.
Sure he’s a politician who has made it to the top, so he probably enjoys a power trip. Sure, they appear to be going a bit overboard with this lockdown, turning one of the world’s most liveable cities in Melbourne into the world’s most liveable prison city. Sure, it has a whiff of 1984 when he authorised the police to fly drones to spy on people’s backyards to make sure they aren’t undertaking the most sacred of Aussie rituals that is watching the footy grand final with a group of mates. …