Category Archives: Tyranny

The World Is Now the Opposite of Everything it Is ‘Supposed’ to Be, by Gary D. Barnett

Philosophy and ethics have inverted and everything else has followed. From Gary D. Barnett at lewrockwell.com:

“Up was down, black was white, good was bad, day was night.”

George Costanza—Seinfeld “The Opposite”

Comedy is a true reflection of life, and in many ways, humor can be used to explain the unexplainable; to expose the ludicrous nature of constant seriousness, and the fallibility of man from the standpoint of critical reality in a not-so-severe manner.  In order to find the truth, it is sometimes necessary to laugh out loud and at one’s self, and others as well, and in the process, come to see things more clearly.

It has been said that with evil, comes inversion. If this is in fact true, and I believe that it is, we are now living in a time of extreme evil. This world has been turned upside down, as everything seems to be the opposite of what it should be. Where we once had more freedom, we now have more slavery. Where we once were excited about life, we now are depressed. Where we once were a family, we now are alone, and where we once were bold and unafraid, we now live in fear. If everything we are doing is wrong, then doing the opposite should be right.

The ‘normal’ that is sought then, should be the opposite of most everything happening today, so instead of cancel culture, maybe we should concentrate on cancelling the non-artistic, the non-cultural, the unenlightened, the unintellectual, the mass hatred that has nothing to do with fake racism, and everything to do with modern progressivism. It is time to accept our real history and learn from it instead of destroying it. To destroy the past is to destroy the future, and our future is being taken from us by brute force, voluntary submission, and mass stupidity in a world turned upside down.

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Consider The Possibility That This Is Already The Dystopia You Fear, by Caitlin Johnstone

The perfect tyranny would be one in which the subjugated don’t even realize they’re living in a tyranny. From Caitlin Johnstone at caitlinjohnstone.com:

Consider the possibility that the Orwellian dystopia you fear is already here and has been in place for many years, you just haven’t noticed because you’re still allowed to watch Netflix or buy a gun or say whatever you want to say within a small impotent online echo chamber.

Consider the possibility that the powerful are already getting everything they want from you, right now, exactly as things are, and that any suspicious action you see them taking isn’t them constructing a cage for you but them tightening the bolts on a cage that was quietly built around you some time ago.

Consider the possibility that while they’ve been training you to watch out for communism and microchips and overt totalitarianism, they’ve been covertly transforming us all into mindless gears in a machine constructed to serve their interests which challenges them in no way, shape or form.

Consider the possibility that tyrants have evolved an understanding that you can exert a lot more control over a population with mass-scale psychological manipulation than you can with overt force, and that they have been developing the science of that mass-scale psychological manipulation for over a century.

Consider the possibility that we’re like a woman who always feared winding up in a physically abusive relationship like the kind depicted on television, and then wound up in a psychologically abusive relationship where her very mind is bent to the will of her abuser in every way.

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Profiles in Courage: Dr. Robert Malone, by Margaret Anna Alice

Dr. Robert W. Malone has been one of the shining stars challenging the Covid insanity, right up there with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. From Margaret Anna Alice at margaretannaalice.substack.com:

Sisyphean Pushing Boulder up Hill; Profiles in Courage: Dr Robert Malone

“Truth is incontrovertible. Panic may resent it. Ignorance may deride it. Malice may distort it. But there it is.” —Winston Churchill

He’s been smeared. He’s been maligned. He’s been ambuscaded.

He’s been threatened, harassed, exploited, and defrauded. He’s been defenestrated.

His credentials as the original inventor of the core mRNA vaccine technology platform have been questioned, despite nine patents to his name, extensive documentation, and nearly 100 authored papers with 6,355 citations at ResearchGate and an Outstanding impact factor rating from Google Scholar for 12,828 citations.

Twitter permanently suspended him, costing him half a million followers in an eyeblink.

LinkedIn cancelled him, severing 30,000 professional connections built up over decades.

YouTube has scrubbed nearly every video featuring him—except those peddled by Trusted News Initiative–style “debunkers” and “fact-checkers.”

Wikipedia memoryholed his selected publications and rewrote his character as an anti-vaxxer.

Dr. Robert Malone, MD, MS, exemplifies the cliché, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.”

The day after Twitter muted him, Dr. Malone garnered 50 million views for his epic appearance on the Joe Rogan Podcast.

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The Monumental Sacrifice of Novak Djokovic, by Stacey Rudin

Novak Djokovic stood on principle, sacrificing a chance to write himself into tennis’s record book. From Stacey Rudin at brownstone.org:

Defending Australian Open Champion Novak Djokovic was deported from Australia, the day before commencement of 2022 tournament play. He entered the country on a visa including a medical exemption based on recent Covid infection. Due to public outry over “special treatment,” his visa was revoked upon arrival in the country, only to be reinstated by a court. It was later revoked by an immigration minister, whose decision was upheld by another court, sending Djokovic packing — potentially for three years.

This draconian act puts Djokovic at a serious disadvantage in his Grand Slam rivalry with Rafael Nadal, who is competing in Australia this year after vocally supporting vaccines. Both champions, along with Roger Federer, currently hold 20 Grand Slam titles. Djokovic was favored to be the first to reach 21, but his decision to remain unvaccinated leaves Nadal alone with that opportunity for now. (Federer is out recovering from surgery.)

Djokovic was technically deported for not being vaccinated, but the decision lacks even a superficial “health and safety” justification. Djokovic already had Covid twice, once in early 2020 and again in December 2021. At the time of his deportation, he had been in Australia for ten days, and tested negative. He’s as healthy as a human being can be — you don’t earn “GOAT’ status in the difficult sport of tennis any other way.

Further proof that Djokovic poses no disease threat to anyone is the fact that this tournament was safely played in January 2021, before vaccines were available for any player or guest. Even if Djokovic had taken the vaccine, he’d be no “safer” in terms of his ability to transmit the virus, as the 100,000 daily cases in highly-vaccinated Australia attest.

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The Experts’ “Zero Covid” Plan Was a Total Failure, by Ryan McMaken

Gee, you can stop a virus that’s about a tenth of a micron of which there’s probably a trillion to the trillionth power of them floating around out there. Who knew? From Ryan McMaken at mises.org:

The Chinese regime is doubling down in its “zero covid” strategy. In recent weeks, new covid cases have been detected in several cities. In a world of the more-contagious omicron variant, this is to be expected.

But what has been the Chinese state’s response? It’s more of the same. Lockdowns, travel suspensions, and more. NBC reports:

Tianjin, which detected China’s first community spread of Omicron on Saturday, is rolling out a second round of mass testing on its 14 million residents on Wednesday. …The outbreak has already spread to Anyang, a city in Henan province some 300 miles (482 kilometers) away, prompting a full lockdown …Tianjin officials said at a news conference Tuesday that all bus services to Beijing had been suspended. … On Wednesday, 425 flights were canceled at Tianjin Binhai International Airport, accounting for 95% of all scheduled flights…Tianjin authorities on Sunday ordered citizens not to leave the city unless absolutely necessary. Those who want to leave must present a negative Covid test taken within 48 hours…

It’s hard to believe that anyone still believes that covid will go away if government authorities just “lock down harder.” But China is hardly the only example of how this delusion can win many adherents among the technocrats and the expert class.

After all, let it not be forgotten that much of the world had adopted a zero covid policy early on, and this absurd policy endured for months. In Europe, of course, millions upon millions of people were virtually locked in their homes for months on end. As Philipp Bagus reported from Spain in spring of 2020, one wasn’t allowed to go outside without facing the wrath of state enforcers.

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Totalitarian Paranoia Run Amok: Pandemics, Lockdowns & Martial Law, by John W. Whitehead and Nisha Whitehead

It’s bad enough that the U.S. has become a police state. What’s worse is the number of people who applaud that development. From John W. Whitehead and Nisha Whitehead at rutherford.org:

Totalitarian paranoia runs deep in American society, and it now inhabits the highest levels of government.”—Professor Henry Giroux

Once upon a time, there was a government so paranoid about its hold on power that it treated everyone and everything as a threat and a reason to expand its powers. Unfortunately, the citizens of this nation believed everything they were told by their government, and they suffered for it.

When terrorists attacked the country, and the government passed massive laws aimed at paving the way for a surveillance state, the people believed it was done merely to keep them safe. The few who disagreed were labeled traitors.

When the government waged costly preemptive wars on foreign countries, insisting it was necessary to protect the nation, the citizens believed it. And when the government brought the weapons and tactics of war home to use against the populace, claiming it was just a way to recycle old equipment, the people believed that too. The few who disagreed were labeled unpatriotic.

When the government spied on its own citizens, claiming they were looking for terrorists hiding among them, the people believed it. And when the government began tracking the citizenry’s movements, monitoring their spending, snooping on their social media, and surveying them about their habits—supposedly in an effort to make their lives more efficient—the people believed that, too. The few who disagreed were labeled paranoid.

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This Is Your Last Chance, Part Two, by Robert Gore

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The biggest trend change in history.

Part One

Supposedly collectivists will reap the rewards of the only things they produce—destruction and death. After the collapse, a global collectivist government will replace the current multiplicity of collectivist governments. Most of the collapse’s survivors will become slaves living on subsistence doled out by the small aristocracy that will rule the planet. The real work will be done by artificially intelligent machines. The slaves will be pacified chemically and electronically through ubiquitous virtual reality technologies and monitored ceaselessly while the aristocrats live in unimaginable splendor. Those who resist pacification and enslavement will be “corrected,” or if that fails, murdered.

This is simply a straight line projection of the present and recent past that ignores a fully evident counter-trend still gathering steam. After a centuries-long, bull-market run, government as an institution has topped out. The plans and predictions of the global totalitarians are the overconfident rationalizations of newly minted millionaires at the top of bull markets—the “permanently high plateau” in 1929, the “new economy” in 2000, “house prices only go up” in 2007, and “the Fed’s got our backs” now.

We already have shining examples of totalitarian collectivist failure in really big countries with lots of people—the Soviet Union and Communist China. The former collapsed after tens of millions died, the latter made a mid-course correction towards more freedom after tens of millions died.

Blithering idiots attribute those failures to incomplete control by the totalitarians or claim collectivism can only work when the whole world is completely enslaved. They ignore the core quandary of collectivist control—it produces nothing. Collectivist governments steal, they don’t produce. A global collectivist government will produce exactly what the current multiplicity of collectivist governments produce: nothing. Yet, this government will supposedly build the world back better from the ashes of financial, economic, and political collapse.

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Only Cold-War Fools Hit Replay on Doomsday, by William Astore

The people who dream of nuclear wars have undoubtedly never been anywhere near a nuclear explosion, and have never seen the devastation in an are that’s been bombed. From William Astore at commondreams.com:

It’s finally time for this country to succeed in something again—something noble, something other than the perpetuation of murderous war and the horrific production of genocidal weaponry.

In the early 1960s, at the height of America’s original Cold War with the Soviet Union, my old service branch, the Air Force, sought to build 10,000 land-based nuclear missiles. These were intended to augment the hundreds of nuclear bombers it already had, like the B-52s featured so memorably in the movie Dr. Strangelove. Predictably, massive future overkill was justified in the name of “deterrence,” though the nuclear war plan in force back then was more about obliteration. It featured a devastating attack on the Soviet Union and communist China that would kill an estimated 600 million people in six months (the equivalent of 100 Holocausts, notes Daniel Ellsberg in his book, The Doomsday Machine). Slightly saner heads finally prevailed—in the sense that the Air Force eventually got “only” 1,000 of those Minuteman nuclear missiles.

Why would any sane nation want to refight a war that it had already won at enormous cost?

Despite the strategic arms limitation talks between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, the dire threat of nuclear Armageddon persisted, reaching a fresh peak in the 1980s during Ronald Reagan’s presidency. At the time, he memorably declared the Soviet Union to be an “evil empire,” while nuclear-capable Pershing II and ground-launched cruise missiles were rushed to Europe. At that same moment, more than a few Europeans, joined by some Americans, took to the streets, calling for a nuclear freeze—an end to new nuclear weapons and the destabilizing deployment of the ones that already existed. If only…

It was in this heady environment that, in uniform, I found myself working in the ultimate nuclear redoubt of the Cold War. I was under 2,000 feet of solid granite in a North American Aerospace Defense (NORAD) command post built into Cheyenne Mountain at the southern end of the Colorado front range that includes Pikes Peak. When off-duty, I used to hike up a trail that put me roughly level with the top of Cheyenne Mountain. There, I saw it from a fresh perspective, with all its antennas blinking, ready to receive and relay warnings and commands that could have ended in my annihilation in a Soviet first strike or retaliatory counterstrike.

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The Road To Tyranny Is Paved With Dementia, by The Good Citizen

It’s hard enough being president if you have all your marbles. From The Good Citizen at thegoodcitizen.substack.com:

The perfect puppet President could never comprehend the damage he never remembers he does.

You kids hear about Corn Pop? Corn Pop was a bad dude.

Block quotes = WebMD stages of dementia.
Italics = Inner Dialogue + quotes from the film Memento.

You’ll notice more changes in their thinking and reasoning. They may have trouble making plans, and they may repeat themselves a lot. They may also have a hard time remembering recent events.

So, Where are you? You’re inside an oval office. It doesn’t look like the oval office when Barack was here. It looks like a pretend staged version. Why are you here? There’s a man on a screen who appears to be talking to me. Who is he? Don’t ask me a question, don’t ask me a question…

Papa Dementia
There are all kinds of generous Papas in the world. At Christmas much of the western world knows the most generous chubby bearded fella who zips around the world with gifts as St. Nikolas but in France he’s Papa Noël. The Soviet Union had Joseph Stalin, also known as Papa Joe. He brought all kinds of gifts to people too, often meted out after long train rides to nowhere. What the last election in the U.S. really boiled down to (aside from some vote rigging in five counties in five states to swing it in favor of management’s choice, something we’re not allowed to talk about) is an unaccountable rogue state apparatus of intelligence agencies and party apparatchiks who work for unelected foreign global interests to have the greatest gift they could ever hope for, a puppet President who doesn’t know what day it is. He was selected on the third day of the eleventh month and glory to the regime they called him Papa Dementia.

Papa Dementia likes ice cream and young children. He licks one and caresses and smells the other. Disgusting? Yes, his own daughter agreed in her diary after some “inappropriate showers” she was unable to suppress. Remember undemented readers, that was the man before dementia. The one who had an affair with his campaign fundraiser’s wife, the now devoted handler to dear Papa, Dr. Jill. Doctor of palliative care? No. Doctor of mediocre community college reformation dissertations and spousal and elder abuse. The esteemed Doctor Jill whom the corporate media drools over incessantly after spending four years ignoring the deplorable immigrant first lady who wanted to be best. Immigrants are only sometimes a strength.

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2020 Unemployment Called. They Want Their Money Back. By Jeff Thompson.

Politicians locked down businesses, then gave unemployment compensation to workers who lost their jobs, and now the politicians want the money back. Yes, it’s happening. From Jeff Thompson at theorganicprepper.com:

How do you know what to prep for unless you know what is going on? Should you live your life as an ostrich? One of the things that you may need to consider prepping for right now is the threat of having unemployment insurance money you received back in 2020 “clawed back” should the state deem that you were either ineligible for that money or received too much.

Unnecessary worrying?

Nope. It’s already happening.

While there has been the threat of clawed back unemployment payments for over a year now, it seems that some states are now adding themselves to the list of states which are engaging in such.

Consider Massachusetts.

It’s there that $2.7 billion in paid out claims is being demanded back. Politicians there have decided that that money was paid out to those who didn’t deserve it, such as Matt Goncalves, who lost his job at Best Buy due to politicians’ lockdown, and is now being ordered to pay back $10,000. He was deemed ineligible months afterwards.

Missouri has already asked for these monies back, with Stephanie San Paulo being told she needs to pay back close to $16,000. The glimmer of hope for the 43,000 people in Missouri who have received similar notifications is SB 673, which may make it so they don’t have to give this money back at all.

Could your state be next?

(This is all the more reason to get your food stores in order, is it not? Check out our free QUICKSTART Guide to food storage here.)

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