Comments:

remus (at) woodpilereport.com

 

Policy

Ol' Remus offers his opinions as-is, where is. He rarely cites support for his opinions so they are, in that sense, unwarranted. He comes by them largely by having lived and watched and listened rather than by argument or persuasion. His opinions, not having been arrived at by debate are, therefore, not particularly vulnerable to debate. He entertains opposing opinion but he feels no inclination, much less obligation, to discuss or defend his own. Whatever usefulness or amusement readers may find in them is their own business.

Woodpilereport.com is an entirely private information service that is my sole property made available to others as a form of free personal expression under my de jure Preamble Citizen’s right as later guaranteed in the First Article in Amendment to the Constitution. Woodpilereport.com is not a “public accommodation” and it is preemptively exempt from any forced or coerced accommodation, via legislation or bureaucratic interpretation thereof or any dictate, directive, or decree by any agency of government or by any NGO or by any individual under any future “Fairness Doctrine” or similar charade. I reserve the right to refuse service - to wit: to refuse posting, linking, or mention of anyone or anything, at my sole discretion - to any person, agency, corporation, or other entity.

Woodpile Report is from the Hermetic School of websites. There is no advertising, no partnerships, log-ins, popups, subscriptions, print version, Disqus, feedback section, tip jar or shop. There are no trackers, cookies, LSOs, analytics or widgets. Posted links are cleansed of superfluous identifiers.

Although the sentiment warms Remus's tiny little heart, Woodpile Report has no mechanism for receiving donations or gifts, nor does he accept them by subterfuge.

Woodpile Report does not maintain an archive. Some issues linger on the server until Remus gets around to deleting them. Don't confuse Woodpile Report with a blog. It isn't. It's an olde tymme internet site made by hand and archives are a dispensable chore.

. . . . .

 

Privacy

Here at Yer ol' Woodpile Report all incoming email is automatically detected and deleted by instantaneously disconnecting before it arrives. Taking no chances, a clever device shreds Remus's hard drive into nanosize filaments and sinters them into a bust of Chopin. Meanwhile, from a hardened and very remote location, he sends a bot that deletes said email on your end by tricking your PC into self-immolation. Other devices vaporize every ISP that handled it and beam the resulting plasma into deep space. Then he sends a strike team of armed pre-med students to administer a prefrontal lobotomy so you can't remember your own birthday much less writing him an email. Finally, all persons in your zip code with the same last name as yours are put into the witness protection program. Now that's privacy.

 

Disabling cookies

Firefox

Tools
Options
Accept cookies (uncheck)
Show cookies
Remove cookies
Close
OK

 

MS Explorer

Internet options
Privacy
Slider (Block all cookies)
OK

 

MS Edge

Settings
Advanced settings
Cookies
Block all cookies

. . . . .

 

Disclaimer

The content of Woodpile Report is provided as general information only and is not be taken as investment advice. Aside from being a fool if you do, any action that you take as a result of information or analysis on this site is solely your responsibility.

Links to offsite articles are offered as a convenience, the information and opinion they point to are not endorsed by Woodpile Report.

. . . . .

 

Copyright notice

You may copy and post an original article without prior permission if you credit the Woodpile Report, preferrably including a link. You may copy and post an original photo in a non-commercial website without prior permission if you credit the Woodpile Report .

. . . . .

 

Where the name came from

What's with the title Woodpile Report? Well, it's this way, from January of 2004 until mid-2007 it was emailed to a subscibers list. In that form it was titled the Woodpile Weather Report. A picture of ol' Remus's woodpile appeared at the top as both a weather report and, by documenting the progression from log pile to chunkwood to a split 'n stacked woodpile, a witness to the seasonal changes. It was the thin thread from which comments hung. As thrilling as all that was, the comments metastasized and took over. But the title remains.

. . . . .

 

Regime-speak

You're about to be lied to when they say-

a hand up
a new study shows
a poll by the highly respected
a positive step
are speaking out
arguably
arsenal
at some level
at-risk communities
best practices
broader implications
challenge
climate change
collectively
commonsense solutions
comprehensive reform
cycle of poverty
cycle of violence
demand action
denier
disenfranchised
disparate impact
disproportionately
diverse backgrounds
divisive
economically disadvantaged
embattled
emerging consensus
empower
enhance
evidence shows
experts agree
extremist
fair share
fiscal stimulus
fully funded
give back
giving voice to
greater diversity
growing support for
gun violence
hater
hate speech
have issues
high capacity magazine
history shows
impacted by
impactful
in denial
inappropriate
inclusive environment
insensitivity
investing in our future
linked to
making a difference
making bad choices
marginalized
marriage equality
mean spirited
most vulnerable
mounting opposition to
multicultural
non-blaming
nonjudgmental
non-partisan, non-profit
not value neutral
not who we are
nuanced
off our streets
on some level
oppressed minorities
our nation's children
outreach
people of color (sometimes, colour)
poised to
poor and minorities
positive outcome
potentially
progressive
public/private partnership
raising awareness
reaching out
reaffirm our commitment to
redouble our efforts
research tells us
root cause
sends a message
shared values
social justice
solidarity with
sow discord
speaking truth to power
stakeholders
statistics show
sustainable, sustainability
the American People
the bigger issue is
the failed ...
the larger question is
the more important question is
the reality is
the struggle for
too many
too often
touched by
underserved populations
undocumented immigrant
unpack
value neutral
vibrant community
voicing concern
war on ...
working families

. . . . .

 

Hypercorrectness

You know who the media means by not saying who they mean when they say -


at-risk students
gang-related
gangbanger
low-income students
mob and rob
mobbing up
pack of teens
rival gang members
roving group
swarm mob
teen gang
teen mob
teen thugs
troubled youths
unarmed teen
unruly crowd
urban youths
young people
young men
youth violence

. . . . .

 

Tactics of the Left
Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals

Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have

Never go outside the experience of your people.

Whenever possible, go outside the experience of the enemy.

Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.

Ridicule is man's most potent weapon

A good tactic is one your people enjoy.

A tactic that drags on for too long becomes a drag.

Use different tactics and actions and use all events of the period.

The threat is more terrifying than the thing itself.

Maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.

If you push a negative hard and deep enough, it will break through into its counterside.

The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.

Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, polarize it.

. . . . .

 

How To Create A Socialist State
by Saul Alinsky

1) Healthcare — Control healthcare and you control the people

2) Poverty — Increase the Poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.

3) Debt — Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.

4) Gun Control — Remove the ability to defend themselves from the Government. That way you are able to create a police state.

5) Welfare — Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food, Housing, and Income).

6) Education — Take control of what people read and listen to — take control of what children learn in school.

7) Religion — Remove the belief in the God from the Government and schools.

8) Class Warfare — Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to take (Tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor.

. . . . .

 

Moscow Rules
via the International Spy Museum

Assume nothing.

Never go against your gut.

Everyone is potentially under opposition control.

Don't look back; you are never completely alone.

Go with the flow, blend in.

Vary your pattern and stay within your cover.

Lull them into a sense of complacency.

Don't harass the opposition.

Pick the time and place for action.

Keep your options open.

. . . . .

 

Rules of Disinformation
via Proparanoid

Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil

Become incredulous and indignant

Create rumor mongers

Use a straw man

Sidetrack opponents with name calling, ridicule

Hit and Run

Question motives

Invoke authority

Play Dumb

Associate opponent charges with old news

Establish and rely upon fall-back positions

Enigmas have no solution

Alice in Wonderland Logic

Demand complete solutions

Fit the facts to alternate conclusions

Vanish evidence and witnesses

Change the subject

Emotionalize, antagonize, and goad

Ignore facts, demand impossible proofs

False evidence

Call a Grand Jury, Special Prosecutor

Manufacture a new truth

Create bigger distractions

Silence critics

Vanish

Remus's antidote: tell the truth as plainly as you can. Humor helps.

. . . . .

 

The Five Stages of Collapse
Dmitry Orlov

Financial Collapse. Faith in "business as usual" is lost.

Commercial Collapse. Faith that "the market shall provide" is lost.

Political Collapse. Faith that "the government will take care of you" is lost.

Social Collapse. Faith that "your people will take care of you" is lost.

Cultural Collapse. Faith in the goodness of humanity is lost.

. . . . .

 

The Five Rules of Propaganda
Norman Davies

Simplification: reducing all data to a single confrontation between ‘Good and Bad', ‘Friend and Foe'.

Disfiguration: discrediting the opposition by crude smears and parodies.

Transfusion: manipulating the consensus values of the target audience for one's own ends.

Unanimity: presenting one's viewpoint as if it were the unanimous opinion of all right-thinking people: drawing the doubting individual into agreement by the appeal of star performers, by social pressure, and by ‘psychological contagion'.

Orchestration: endlessly repeating the same messages in different variations and combinations.”

. . . . .

 

The Psychology of Cyber Attacks
Robert Cialdini
via securityintelligence.com

Principle of Liking - people tend to form trust with those they’re attracted to, both physically and emotionally

Social Proof - People are motivated more by what others do than a perceived or even quantifiable benefit

Rule of Reciprocation - Humans feel a sense of obligatory quid pro quo

Commitment & Consistency - Most people stick with their original decisions despite information that supports changing their course

Principle of Authority - Authority, whether real or perceived, elicits obedience in many people

Principle of Scarcity - People want to be included in exclusive offers and often make poor choices under pressure

. . . . .

 

How to prosecute anybody

Look around for "suspicious" behavior, i.e., behavior on the part of a private citizen that can be made to appear suspicious

Ruthlessly probe every element of the "suspect's" life, using the effectively infinite resources of the State, until enough "suspicious" behavior has been amassed

Assemble a huge list of charges to place before a grand jury

Present the case in such a fashion as to promote the less plausible accusations and obscure the more plausible ones, thus securing a grab-bag indictment

Offer the indicted person a plea bargain that will spare him centuries in prison and complete pauperization at the bargain price of a few years and/or a few thousand dollars.

Francis Porretto

. . . . .

 

Overused Military Sayings
Task & Purpose

Long pole in the tent
Oh and by the way
And getting blown up/shot could ruin your whole day
Bottom line up front
Zero dark hundred/ zero dark thirty
All of us are smarter than any of us
Been there, done that, got the t-shirt
OBE
Standby to standby
That’s not in your seabag
Hurry up and wait
Too easy
Only easy day was yesterday
You get what you inspect
Needs of the [service]
Ship, shipmate, self
Full spectrum
Slow is smooth, smooth is fast
Boots on the ground
Lackadaisical attitude
Soup sandwich
Warmy fuzzy
Shut up and color
Stay in your lane
Show me your war face
Just to piggyback on what the CO said
High speed, low drag
Dog and pony show
Shit hot
We got a lot of moving parts here
Break break
Are you tracking?
It would behoove you

 

 

 

art-top-gradient-650pxl-wide
gradient on blue texture
gradient on blue texture

John Anderson, Westminster

 

"Trained and practiced as an architect, John MacVicar Anderson was born and studied in Glasgow, but moved to London around 1851 to work for his uncle William Burn, a respected architect working in the Scottish Baronial style.

He became friends with fellow architects Richard Norman Shaw and William Eden Nesfield and was admitted as an Associate of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1864. Throughout the late nineteenth and early twentieth century Anderson designed many important buildings in London and in Scotland and was elected President of the RIBA in 1891".
Catalogue notes, Sotheby's

Architects who were also a serious artist seems odd to the modern mind, but it was common in the past. It worked the other way as well, Jasper Cropsey was also an architect. Real and fantasy architecture appears often in the works of Thomas Cole.

 

art-remus-ident-04.jpg The Greater Depression is getting underway. Bad news is being overtaken by worse news, and it's coming thick and fast. Take notes, this debacle may be something your grand kids will ask you about. It promises to be epic. Privation! Soup lines! Brothers who can't spare a dime! Angelic urchins living under bridges! Unfashionable clothing! The unemployed marching with signs denouncing employers! Poorly maintained automobiles! Hobo camps down by the tracks! Movies in black and white with mono sound! No sweat, we've got this.

Everything's worse than the worst of 2008 and closing fast on the 'thirties. Even the best case looks bad, and the worst case doesn't bear thinking about. Here are a few samples snagged from the passing maelstrom:

Mediaite - JPMorgan economists are forecasting that the GDP will fall by 40 percent through the spring months. They also predict unemployment will reach 20 percent in April, with 25 million jobs lost overall. Such a drop would be, by far, the worst in U.S. history.

Shenandoah - Here Come the Food Shortages ... millions of pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables will be plowed under ... thousands of trucks are tied up storing freight which may not be delivered for many months

CBS Philadelphia - Major Meat Processors Shutting Down Plants As Employees Get Sick With COVID-19 ... potential for the closures to accelerate

Market Ticker - Told You So: Here Come Food Shortages! ... we are days to weeks away from something important breaking in the supply chains and that supply chain will not be able to be restarted for weeks if not months

Modern Survival - Get Prepared For Shortages of EVERYTHING ... we are headed into a “official” depression, we’re in the beginning shock phase of panic, fear, and irrational decision-making

Bloomberg - Mortgage Defaults Could Pile Up at Pace That Dwarfs 2008 ... 30% of Americans with home loans, about 15 million households, could stop paying

Fox News - Meat industry warns of possible shortages as more processing plants close: 'Perilously close to the edge' ... it is impossible to keep our grocery stores stocked if our plants are not running

There's nothing like scarce necessities and sudden penury to rouse the peasants against their betters. Shall we wonder why government is clamping down like a bad remake of Red Dawn?

Here's the thing, those who haven't been preparing "broad spectrum" for a decade or so are in deep trouble.

And for the faithful who have been stacking all this time while being jeered by market gurus:

SRSrocco Report - Peru Extends Lock-Down Along With Mexico: An Estimated 40% Of Global Silver Mine Supply Now Offline

Next

Corey Lynn looks inside the hospitals and into the lockdown, at Corey's Digs

The economy has come to a screeching halt, people are scared and confused, theories are flinging left and right, and everyone wants to know – why are we being forced to shut down our businesses and stay in our homes, and why is President Trump going along with this while shady characters stand at his side?

There is a lot of confusion because nefarious characters are propagating fear tactics, embellished stories, and doom and gloom scenarios, while those with hope want to believe this is all a cover story to take down these nefarious characters.

Not your usual summary

Next

Via Knuckledraggin

CNS News - Police Chief Asks Citizens for Ammo, Gets 1,500 Round Loan Amid Strong Response ... "I had several other calls from other citizens that said, 'Hey, if you need more ammunition we have plenty'"

Proctor, Minnesota. Population about 3,000. Duluth satellite. Stomping ground for the magnificent DM&IR Yellowstones.

Next

Andrea Anderson at National Geographic reports on feral swine, the offspring of wild boars and domestic pigs, spreading through Canada into areas where many didn’t think they could survive.

These feral fugitives can weigh up to 600 pounds or more, and sport sharp tusks and bristly coats over thick, warm fur. They are reproducing rapidly and their range is expanding. Their combination of wild traits and domestic ones—including their high tolerance for cold and ability to birth large litters—may have led to “super pigs.”

“The coldest spots—Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta, sort of north-central—is where we have, by far, the most pigs."

They build shelters called "pigloos" in the worst of winter.

Next

Jeremy Stafford at Guns & Ammo says difficult times are impacting the firearm industry, especially the ammunition segment. Don't expect relief anytime soon.

Gun owners are looking at empty shelves, which require massive orders in order to restock. Those orders don’t get processed or ship to retailers all at once, and the same people who are stocking up now are going to continue swooping in once the first shipments of popular loads become available. Folks, we’re looking at a return of the Obama-era run on ammunition where we saw people fighting each over boxes of rimfire.

Prepare yourselves to stay calm. This is going to be a tough slog, likely for the better part of a year.

 

1950. Ford magazine ad

 

art-remus-ident-04.jpg The 1949 Ford was first all-new automobile to be marketed by the Big Three after World War II. The design was expanded in 1950 and 1951 to include a two-door sports sedan, a station wagon, optional automatic transmission and turn-key start.

 

 

Next

Daniel Greenfield at Sultan Knish gives one reason why New York City walked into the Coronavirus epidemic with its eyes shut.

As the coronavirus bore down on New York City, Barbot and the Health Department were busy operationalizing social justice while remaining oblivious to the scientific realities of the pandemic.

... "As we confront this emerging outbreak, we need to separate facts from fear, and guard against stigma and panic," Commissioner Barbot signed off: warning that the real enemy was prejudice.

What was Commissioner Barbot doing when the epidemic was erupting all around her? She was:

"spearheading the creation of the Center for Health Equity which operationalizes the Department’s commitment to racial justice, meaningful community engagement, and internal reform".

In other words, another over-credentialed social justice hobbyist too heroic to do her job.

Next

Who Really Failed to Stop the Coronavirus from Hitting American Soil?, asks Lloyd Billingsley at Front Page. Turns out it was the CDC’s elite Epidemic Intelligence Service. Excerpts:

America’s entire “intelligence community,” including the CIA, FBI and NSA, failed to stop a squad of Islamic jihadists from hijacking airliners and crashing them into the World Trade Center and Pentagon on September 11, 2001. Nearly 20 years later, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with its vaunted Epidemic Intelligence Service, fails to prevent the Wuhan virus from hitting American soil, claiming thousands of lives, and wrecking the American economy...

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with a budget of more than $6 billion, is part of the government-medical complex, a division of the deep state that remains in power as politicians move in and out of office. Whatever their failures, the white coat supremacists never lose their jobs, never have to say they are sorry, and the money keeps coming.

Next

This is from seventy-five years ago. Here we are again.

 

Next

Jake Anderson at The Mind Unleashed reports, New Evidence Reveals Antarctica Was a Swampy Rainforest Full of Dinosaurs 90 Million Years Ago.

A CT scan of the dark-brownish gray soil revealed densely packed fossil roots, pollen, and spores of at least 65 types of vegetation including conifers, ferns, and flowering plants...

Despite the region experiencing an annual four-month polar night, the estimated temperatures would be analogous to modern-day New York City.

 

1939. San Angelo, Texas

 

art-remus-ident-04.jpg San Angelo is a city of about 118,000 in central Texas. In 1939 the population was about 25,500. Notable San Angelo natives include Fess Parker and Ernest Tubb. 10¢ in 1939 would be $1.86 today.

 

Next

Natalie Wolchover at Quanta Magazine writes we might have to rethink the reality of infinitely precise numbers in her essay, Does Time Really Flow? New Clues Come From a Century-Old Approach to Math. An excerpt:

Swiss physicist Nicolas Gisin argues that time in general and the time we call the present are easily expressed in a century-old mathematical language called intuitionist mathematics, which rejects the existence of numbers with infinitely many digits. When intuitionist math is used to describe the evolution of physical systems, it makes clear, according to Gisin, that “time really passes and new information is created.” Moreover, with this formalism, the strict determinism implied by Einstein’s equations gives way to a quantum-like unpredictability.

If numbers are finite and limited in their precision, then nature itself is inherently imprecise, and thus unpredictable.

Next

Be prepared for breadlines this summer, says The Z Man, in this essay about the system acting in the interest of the system. An excerpt:

The people making public policy were always working their deals, rather than working your deal. By that I mean they were not issuing crack down orders on people because it was good for the public. They did it because it was good for them or at least they assumed it was good for them. It is why we had a race between states to see who could arrive at the most absurd policies. The nation lies dormant now because of a bizarre beauty pageant among the nation’s governors.

The response from our imperial rulers to this shuttering of the country is another deal that means everything to the people who passed it. Trump and Congress were really proud of themselves for having done the deal in such short time. It turns out though, that the deal was a great public relations stunt, but not much of a deal for the nation’s small business people.

also see this:

SHTFPlan - Ron Paul: Resistance Building To Coronavirus ‘House Arrest’ Orders…It’s About Time! ... resistance is growing to the authoritarians who have effectively suspended the Constitution and placed most of the country under house arrest

DNYUZ - A ‘Liberty’ Rebellion in Idaho Threatens to Undermine Coronavirus Orders ... the blowback to the governor’s stay-at-home order has continued to escalate

Next

James Dakin at Bison Prepper advises:

Bury your guns and ammo. Keep one above ground for instant use, but bury the others. And I'd be burying as much as I could, not just guns. Food, cash, coins, clothes, etc. The future will be too Spicy to do otherwise. Expect invasion, theft and fire to occur regularly.

Mr. Dakin then describes in detail how he does it.

Next

In September 1933, Einstein was staying in a holiday hut in rural Norfolk, and in fear of his life, says P. Smith in this essay, Relative Values, at TLS. An excerpt:

On September 9, 1933, something spooked Einstein, who was by then living in exile in Belgium. Apparently fearing for his life, he traveled alone to England at short notice. Einstein turned to Oliver Locker-Lampson, whom he had met on an earlier visit, for protection. A Conservative Member of Parliament and decorated former soldier, Locker-Lampson was “an impulsive romantic” and, according to Robinson, Einstein clearly liked the “commander’s can-do, gung-ho personality”.

Locker-Lampson took Einstein to his thatched holiday hut in Norfolk. In what sounds like an episode of Dad’s Army, he armed locals with shotguns to protect Einstein from Nazi assassins.

1940s

 

art-remus-ident-04.jpg The M7 Priest was a self propelled 105mm artillery vehicle using the chassis of the M4 Sherman tank. Mobile artillery proved to be more useful then towed artillery, and the M7 proved to be particularly reliable and versatile. The name "Priest" came from the British, one of the M7's earliest and most enthusiastic users. About 4,400 were built in various configurations, beginning in 1942.

 

 

art-gradient-bw-&-colors.jpg
For adjusting your monitor

 




 

 

 

 



These past issues are still on the server
There is no archive

617 - 618 - 619 - 620 - 621 - 622

 


Notate Bene

We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission.
Ayn Rand

. . . . .

 

Gold is the money of kings, silver is the money of gentlemen, barter is the money of peasants and debt is the money of slaves.
Traditional

. . . . .

 

If, before undertaking some action, you must obtain the permission of society—you are not free, whether such permission is granted to you or not. Only a slave acts on permission. A permission is not a right.
Ayn Rand

. . . . .

 

The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Ayn Rand

. . . . .

 

Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thought crime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it.
George Orwell, 1984

. . . . .

 

There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.
Ayn Rand

. . . . .

 

The socialist ideal eventually goes viral, and the majority learns to game the system. Everyone is trying to live at the expense of everyone else. In the terminal phase, the failure of the system is disguised under a mountain of lies, hollow promises, and debts. When the stream of other people's money runs out, the system collapses.
Kevin Brekke

. . . . .

 

When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing; when you see that money is flowing to those who deal not in goods, but in favors; when you see that men get rich more easily by graft than by work, and your laws no longer protect you against them, but protect them against you … you may know that your society is doomed.
Ayn Rand

. . . . .

 

Because the regime is captive to its own lies, it must falsify everything. It falsifies the past. It falsifies the present, and it falsifies the future. It falsifies statistics ... It pretends to fear nothing. It pretends to pretend nothing.
Vaclav Havel

. . . . .

 

Injustice is relatively easy to bear; what stings is justice.
H. L. Mencken

. . . . .

 

We have reached a point of diminishing returns in our public life. Hardly anything actually needs doing. We may in fact be past that point; not only does nothing much need doing, but we'd benefit if much of what has been done were to be undone.
John Derbyshire

. . . . .

 

The hallmark of authoritarian systems is the creation of innumerable, indecipherable laws. Such systems make everyone an un-indicted felon and allow for the exercise of arbitrary government power via selective prosecution.
Ayn Rand

. . . . .

 

Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry.
Thomas Jefferson

. . . . .

 

When you are fed, there are many problems. When you are hungry, there is one problem.
NoPension at Zero Hedge

. . . . .

 

We have reached the stage where satire is prophecy.
Theodore Dalrymple

. . . . .

 

Political correctness is communist propaganda writ small. In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, nor to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better.

When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity.

To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil, and in some small way to become evil oneself. One's standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control.

I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.
Theodore Dalrymple

. . . . .

 

The gold standard of survival sites

art-link-symbol-small-on-blue-tile-rev01.jpg
Survival Blog

The Daily Web Log for Prepared Individuals Living in Uncertain Times

. . . . .

 

Please patronize our advertisers

. . . . .


 

 

 

This is number
623

14 Apr 2020