Friday, May 20, 2022

Like The Matrix But Without The Cool Outfits

You would be hard pressed to find a more politically subversive film than The Matrix, in large measure because the messages that we took from the film were not at all what the weirdos who made it had intended. This is the same for other movies like They Live and it makes it all the sweeter to turn their messaging back on them.

Since everyone not living under a rock knows the plot, I will skip to my point. One of the pivotal moments in the film comes when Neo takes the red-pill from Morpheus and we see how humanity is actually "living" outside of The Matrix.

Humanity has been enslaved by machines and are harvested for the electrical output. Humans live out their entire life in giant pod farms jacked into The Matrix. The world we think is ours is just a giant illusion that only exists in the computerized Matrix.

Everything humans think is important is just a dream manufactured to keep us occupied while our lives serve the needs of those who have enslaved us. 

Pretty bleak but is it all that inaccurate? Not the giant AI creating The Matrix but the way that our lives are controlled and manipulated?

Enter John Wilder and his post from a couple of months ago: The Modern World Part III: You Exist To Be Farmed

You need to read the whole thing, it is a powerful glimpse into the world of "What Is Really Happening" in contrast to what we see all around us in "What They Want You To Think Is Happening". I will eschew providing any quotes because you need to read them in context for it to really make sense but the farming he is talking about is being farmed for your money, preferably via monthly payments. 

(Warning, this is going to be a long post)

I might quibble with the idea of being farmed for "money" because that word doesn't mean what most people think. 

Instead I think of the entire system as being designed for the harvesting of productivity, the output of your human capital via time, investment and effort. In other words, your labor. The value of our labor is captured in "money", more accurately fiat currency, and that captured labor is then siphoned off by the elites who increase their own wealth and power in order to accelerate this harvesting. What we think of as "money", either in the form of currency or numbers on a computer screen, is simply an artificial and fake bit of chicanery to convince you that your labor has real value.

What we call "money" (assume the scare quotes around money for the remainder of this piece) and the various ways that it is manifested are simply a bit of stagecraft. Take for example your income taxes. For the vast majority of people, income taxes are something they don't ever think much about. They appear as a line item on your paystub after it is direct deposited but you never see it. You don't have to ride to your lord's keep and present him with 20% of your grain harvest, it is just a series of numbers that appear and disappear, representing your labor being siphoned off. What do you get in return for this? This is what it looked like in 2020 according to the Congressional Budget Office:

We get a massive military that hasn't been used to actually defend the United States for more than 75 years. At least we can sort of understand that, tanks and bullets and crayons for the Marines to eat. The rest of it is a little more murky. Social Security is lumped into the main outlays at $1.1 trillion but along with Medicare at $769 billion these are supposed to be paid for with payroll taxes but as we see, we don't collect enough to cover those two costs.
We allegedly dispersed $1.869 trillion for SS and Medicare in fiscal year 2020 but only received $1.3 trillion in revenue. Where did the other more than half a trillion come from? We will get to that in a moment. What else do we get for that $6.6 trillion spent by the Feds? 

In 2020 we got a whole bunch of money to offset the Covid-19/coronavirus/Chinese bioweapon "pandemic". $526 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), a half trillion in "loans" that no one has to pay back. The PPP might be the most overt scam ever perpetrated by the government. The amount of misuse and outright fraud was enormous. Companies sprang up to aid self-employed people with no employees in obtaining these "loans". I doubt one dollar in ten was used for what it was supposed to be used for, helping companies keep their workers employed. There was another $275 billion for the CARES Act "recovery rebates", better known as stimulus payments. Plus $473 billion in unemployment compensation that went way up as people stayed home because of the 'vid. That is $1.274 trillion to pay people whether they worked or not. 

Medicaid, or health insurance for "poor" people was another $458 billion and the interest we pay on the current debt was another $345 billion. That leaves us with a couple of big line items. "Nondefense" discretionary spending and "Other" mandatory spending. These two account for $914 billion and $988 billion respectively, or a whopping $1.9 trillion. What the hell do we get for that nearly two trillion of miscellaneous spending? Nondefense is stuff like "education", transportation, vet benefits, housing, etc. while Other is different  vet benefits, government employee pensions, SNAP/food stamps and a whole bunch of other stuff.

You don't have to be a math whiz to look at those two pie charts and realize something is amiss, more specifically that the government brings in a whole lot less than it spends. Here is another handy graphic from the CBO:

The "budget" calls for mandatory spending of one trillion more than all of the revenue collected by the Feds plus another $1.6 trillion in discretionary spending and more than 1/3 of a trillion in interest, a number artificially kept lower thanks to low interest rates. In simpler terms, the Feds spend almost twice as much as they receive. Deficit spending is not new as a result of the Chinese coronavirus, it has been going on for decades....
The Feds have run a deficit every year since 2001, not coincidentally being the year that 9/11 happened and we were plunged into a 20 year war in Iraq and Afghanistan that accomplished nothing other than killing a bunch of people and enriching the military-industrial complex.

If you are paying attention you might notice that there appears to be no relationship between what the Federal government spends and what it collects. A big brained person might ask a pertinent question:

Why bother collecting taxes at all since they just spend whatever the hell they want to anyway?

That is brings me in my usual round-about way to the point. The reason for taxation is pretty simple. Taxing workers is a way to leech their productivity. You might notice that the average America really gets very little from the Federal budget. Even what we do get is generally just our own money being returned back to us. Lots of the budget items are simply the Feds taking tax money out of a state and then returning it, with strings attached and with a chunk taken out to fund the Federal behemoth. Education spending is a great example. The Department of Education has around 4000 employees and a budget of $68 billion. None of those people teach a single child. What is that $68 billion used for? According to their own website....

Establishing policies, focusing attention, collecting data, preventing "discrimination". What does any of that have to do with "education"? 

Not a damn thing. Nor is it intended to.

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, there are 49.4 million students in public schools in America. The budget of the education department is $68 billion. This works out to $1,376 for every public school student in America going to a bureaucracy that doesn't teach a single child. That is by design. The purpose of the Department of Education is not education, it is to siphon productive labor from average citizens and transfer the wealth their labor generates to the non-productive ruling class.

Please note that not everyone in the ruling class is wealthy. There are tons of flunkies pushing paper around in D.C. who make very little money but they still wield incredible power. The members of the support class orbit the powerful in smaller concentric circles, from low wage bureaucrats to the D.C. professional class up to the power brokers and the politicians. 

This leeching of productivity is happening in every part of our lives, in dozens of different ways, all with the same end-game of crushing and eliminating the White middle class. For most of the White working and middle class, even including the upper middle class professionals, their lives consist of working hard for 40+ years and seeing upwards of half of their efforts being stolen by the state and the elite class. Between taxes, fees and regulations at best you get to actually keep around 50% of your labor. Medieval serfs would have revolted under those conditions and the Founders did revolt over a burden barely a fraction of what we pay.

In his post John provides several examples of how we see our productivity drained other than overt taxes, with examples including car insurance and cancer. 

Here is another great example. The world we live in is suffused with anxiety and discontent, both intentionally caused. We charge headlong from one crisis to the next, some real like raging inflation and violent crime, others imaginary like the Covid pandemic. We hardly finish up one before the next one starts, like Covid to Ukraine. Most of us, including yours truly, spend most of the day glued to one screen or another receiving a firehose of bad news all day, every day. Everything is also changing constantly at a pace that is far too rapid for the human mind of absorb and adapt to. No sooner do we have some new technological marvel or social upheaval only to have something new come along and replace it. The speed at which we went from having serious conversations about the definition of marriage to a world where women's sports are about to become nothing more than a place for mediocre male athletes to dominate has been hard to keep pace with. The next stage in forced acceptance of degeneracy will be either normalizing pedophilia or polygamy or both and that isn't far down the road. Our brains are scrambled with data and we are collectively on edge constantly about The Next Bad Thing. 

At the same time we are endlessly told that we should be discontented with everything. We need a new phone that does exactly what the old phone you bought last year already does just fine. Your 65" TV is too small, you need a 66" TV.  Not only is your stuff not good enough, you are not good enough. This is especially true for women who are told they must suppress their natural instincts and instead focus on trying to be like men in the workplace and when they do have kids, often much later in life, they need to balance being a mom and a wife with being an employee. Why do you think so many women are so neurotic and depressed? 

Lo and behold, we have a pill for that! In fact we have a whole bunch of pills for that. Many people in this country are ingesting a monthly pharmacological cocktail designed to pacify and numb them sufficiently for them to keep showing up to work in order to have their productivity leeched away. As part of their compensation package they get health insurance which pays for those same pills they need to function so they can....keep showing up to work and consuming new products.

Many of our fellow citizens are trapped in a cycle where the same group on the one hand creates the most anxiety inducing society ever know and on the other hand feeds them pills to enable them to function in that society. No one "gets better" but that isn't the point. The point is to keep feeding you the pills, causing dependence on those pills that are paid for by your own labor. 

What becomes crystal clear the more you "notice" is that most of the problems we have to deal with in our daily lives are artificial problems created by the same people that offer the "solution".

When you look around you see a world that is designed to harvest your productivity. Many people in our society are part of the productive class, doing some sort of labor that adds some value. Lots of others, and this is a rapidly increasing percentage of the workforce, are part of what I called The Parasite Class. I wrote:

Our society is divided economically by doers and talkers. Doers are people who have jobs that have traditionally existed in Western society. 300 years ago we had carpenters. Today we have carpenters. The tools have somewhat changed but the job is basically the same. 300 years ago we had teamsters who moved freight. We have the same thing today although they drive trucks instead of horse-drawn wagons and chuck pop bottles full of pee along the interstate. Store clerks. Cooks. Farmers. Mechanics. There is something tangible they do. You can see if a shelf is restocked with cans of chicken soup or not. Either a corn field gets planted or it doesn't. You can't fake that. Did that load of toilet paper make it from the distribution center to the local Wal-Mart or not?

Then we have the talkers. Most of my professional career I was a talker. I didn't do anything of note. I attended meetings, went on sales calls, received and replied to emails. I worked in offices or cubicles surrounded by other people who didn't actually do anything. That didn't mean it wasn't difficult and stressful, it absolutely was primarily because we weren't doing anything. Everything was made up so it was pretty tricky to do it right. It was all about managing people, and especially managing the people above you on the corporate ladder. The key was to convince them you were doing a great job when in fact you weren't actually doing anything useful at all. It didn't really matter if you worked super hard or if you spent your day getting more coffee, blogging and managing your fantasy sports teams because at the end of the day you hadn't done anything either way. As long as your boss thought you were ticking the check-boxes, you were good to go and I spent many, many years getting pretty good at managing fantasy sports teams while convincing my bosses that I was hard at work. It is a world where sycophants and suck-ups thrive and where people with middling talent of any kind can climb the corporate ladder until they find their own personal sweet spot and then they lodge themselves into their corporate host like a tick, sucking blood and impossible to dislodge.

In my parasite jobs I made lots of "money", had great "benefits" and a great "retirement plan". Being self-employed I make less "money" and have basically no "benefits" but our standard of living by my measure is higher and I am far happier. Even still, the parasite class contributes labor. Showing up to sit in a cubicle and spending the entire afternoon tweaking a Powerpoint presentation still requires time and effort. It was amazing how absolutely exhausted I could find myself at the end of a day when I didn't do anything useful. Quite the contrary, I often was more tired, stressed and depressed after a day in the office than now when I have a busy day working for myself. 

Most of us are trapped inside of a system created for the benefit of others at our expense. These people are latched onto the American people, burrowed into us like ticks and sucking the lifeblood of our labor. They are completely dependent on us but constantly tell us how dependent we are on them. Talk about dividing up the country and they sneer at us as if we couldn't possibly survive without them. What would we do without hedge fund managers manipulating imaginary stock prices or Federal flunkies moving paperwork from one folder to another? 

If D.C. were to suddenly fall victim to some cataclysm and be wiped off the face of the earth, most of us wouldn't notice other than people who receive Social Security benefits. Even SS is simply robbing younger generations to provide for older generations, something we used to do as part of our familial obligations, while D.C. takes a huge bite to facilitate taking money out of Oklahoma before sending it back to Oklahoma. 

Should the same thing happen to the Midwest? It wouldn't take long for people in the coastal urban areas to starve, for the lights to go off, and for goods and services to stop moving. As the Covid "pandemic", winter storms and budget impasses have proved over and over, when you really look at who is essential in this country, it turns out almost none of them are in the lofty elite positions in D.C. or New York. Truck drivers, farmers, plumbers. Those are essential workers. Bankers and bureaucrats, HR staff and community activists? Those jobs are not only not essential, they inhibit the productivity and happiness of normal people. 

One of the most red-pilling things you can do is to realize that you are being farmed for your productivity and then finding a way to side-step the system. How to do that is an entirely different post on it's own but suffice it to say it can be done. Given the societal trajectory we are on, I would say it must be done for your own survival. Their plan is to force you into the cities where you can be controlled more easily. Find your own path outside of their system as much as you can, denying them your productivity and insulating yourself from their plans for The Great Reset. 

Discovering you are in your own Matrix is just the first step, the next is to get yourself and your loved ones out.

Thursday, May 19, 2022

The W Stands For War Criminal

A Freudian slip or trying to be funny? Either way, Bush and the neocons have no room to criticize Putin for invading Ukraine after the Iraq debacle.

Milwaukee Memory Hole

Hey remember when 16 people got shot in Milwaukee in one mass shooting, the same night a total of 21 people were shot in the city?

You probably forgot because the media def did not want to talk about it. At all. Fewer people being shot in Buffalo, New York? Yeah, they want to talk about that or at least the motivation of the alleged shooter because he is the mythical lone White racist shooter, complete with a manifesto. Milwaukee? Nah dawg, imma gonna skip that one. 

Unfortunately as a semi-internet famous White supremacist and racist, I still pay attention to such things.

It just so happens that there were some arrests made in Milwaukee....

Who are these White supremacist domestic terrorists? 

Marquise Lamar Jackson, 24, Christopher Lamar Murry, 23, and Lemont R. Siller, 21, are each facing eight charges in connection to the incident.

Obviously those are common White names. I am sure their mugshots will bear this out.

Now wait just a second. That doesn't seem right. This must be a racist hoax.

We should stop showing mugshots, seeing all of these charming fellas staring back at me makes me have uncomfortable feelings in my tummy. 

Meanwhile at least three of the shooting victims were also arrested, none who actually did any shooting....

Otis Green, 28, was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and bail jumping.

Prosecutors also charged Jeremiah Fraylon, 21, with possession of a firearm by a delinquent, carrying a concealed weapon and bail jumping.

Marleik Brown-Jewell, 22, was charged with carrying a concealed weapon.

Marleik looks especially smart.

I wish the police would stop hassling these innocent black bodies and focus more on stifling the racist speech of people like me.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Things That Are Weird

Isn't it weird that so many members of politically connected families somehow get fabulously wealthy despite having little to no talent? Hunter Biden is the obvious poster boy for this but here is another example:

Jenna Bush Hager is one of the daughters of former President, current imbecile, George "The W Stands For War Criminal" Bush. She is a TV talking head and her husband, Henry Chase Hager, has held a bunch of B.S. bureaucratic jobs but now... "Her husband, 43, is a managing director at Waterous Energy Fund, a private-equity firm specializing in oil and gas investments" according to the WSJ article. I am sure they hired him for his expertise, not for his political connections through the Bush family via his father-in-law, a connection that is not mentioned at all in his bio at the Waterous website, just that he held positions in the W. admin.

Unlike most TV talking heads, the daughter of W. is butt ugly.

She somehow captures the very worst facial aspects of her dad in female form. How did someone that homely get hired to be on TV at NBC? 

Cuz her daddy is a globalist elite.

Being a politician doesn't pay that well, the President makes $400 grand, the VP a little more than half of that. Being a Senator or Representative only pays around $174,000 which really isn't that much when you have to maintain a home back in your state/district and also a place to live in D.C., itself one of the most expensive places to live in the country. Oddly enough, many politicians are incredibly wealthy and they got that way after they got into office. How weird! 

It doesn't take much research to see how incestuous the world of the elites really is. They know each other, work for each other, marry each other.  They make sweetheart deals for each other and provide access to the halls of power for each other. If you aren't one of them? Best of luck to ya. These people make connections early in life and then cash in on those connections throughout their career. 

Another example. Even uglier-than-Jenna Bush is Chelsea Clinton who would be the poster child for ugly Presidential children if not for the Obama girls and Amy Carter. Chelsea met her future husband, Marc Mezvinsky, at a retreat for Democrat power families in 1993 when Chelsea would have been 13 and he was 16. Marc is the son of a couple of Jewish Democratic former members of Congress, Edward Mezvinsky and Marjorie Margolies. According to Wikipedia Marc Mezvinsky had the following "education":

Mezvinsky graduated from Stanford University in 2000, earning a BA in religious studies and philosophy. He then attended Pembroke College, Oxford, where he received his undergraduate MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics.

OK so he has some academic background in economics but mostly he majored in bullshit. With that sort of "education" he is well suited to a career as a Starbucks barista but when your parents were in Congress and you are buddies with the Clinton's?

After graduation, he worked at Goldman Sachs as an emerging markets foreign exchange strategist, and later went on to join the global macro proprietary trading desk.

Well of course he did! By the time he was 32 he was living in a modest apartment....

Mezvinsky, 32, is an investment banker at a hedge fund and lives in a $3.8 million condominium in New York's Flat Iron district.

Lots of 32 year olds with a degree in religious studies and philosophy have multimillion dollar condos because of a career in high finance, even when their dad is a notorious crook who lost $10 million of his investor's money to West African conmen. Shrewd!  

You can look at Wikipedia for any significant politician and you will find most of their kids have swanky jobs. Chuck Schumer has two daughters, one is an executive at Faceberg and one was chief of staff/general counsel at the Council of Economic Advisers. Nancy Pelosi has four kids, two who have written garbage books that were published because of who their mom is. Pelosi herself has at least 7 different homes and is worth tens of millions of dollars thanks to her husband's career which was no doubt helped along thanks to his wife's connections. 

On and on it goes. Homely, talentless hacks and outright degenerates like Hunter Biden, Jenna Bush and Chelsea Clinton get great gigs paying tons of money thanks to their family connections and even if they don't go into politics themselves, you know their kids will have the same advantages. That doesn't mean they won't have struggles but as far as being able to get in doors that are closed to your kids, they are lightyears ahead.

For all of the flowery, egalitarian rhetoric about America being the land of opportunity, what we really have are two distinct systems. As a schlub, you or your kids absolutely can do quite nicely for yourself. You can even become rich. On the other hand, the path to economic ruin is a lot shorter than the road to wealth. Even the sort of wealth we can get is pretty fleeting. My dad was a doctor and that would have helped me with some limited local connections but not much. Getting me into Yale? Forget about it. A job at some hedge fund or venture capital outfit? No way. My dad had, and still has, plenty of money to live very comfortably and with enough to help us out a few times along the way but what he didn't have were the connections. What I have I had to earn and my kids are the same way. We help where we can but it is up to them. I can't pick up the phone and get them a job in Manhattan. Around here doing something for the Amish I sure can but nothing elite. 

The other people, like Jenna, Hunter and Chelsea, are part of an unspoken aristocracy. Their parents can pick up a phone and get them a cushy six figure job, starting this afternoon if they want. They have the private phone numbers and email addresses of all of America's elites for the asking. If Chuck Schumer's granddaughter wants a job somewhere, she doesn't send her resume in via, her grandpa calls the company CEO who then calls HR and tells them to hire her.

The people who rule over you also make sure you can never challenge or threaten their lofty perch and that is a lot of what The Great Reset is all about. Remember peasant, it is an exclusive club, you ain't in it and never will be.

My New Rig

One of the things I hate most about modern society, and there are lots of things, is how cheap everything is. I don't mean inexpensive obviously as everything costs more but even as prices go up, quality is going down. I mentioned this previously about the lawn mower debacle and it is true about so many things. 

Clearly I spend a lot of time at my computer so it is something I invest in. When we first moved to Indiana over ten years ago, I treated myself to a new computer for gaming after mostly using boomer-tier Dell desktops. I decided to get an Alienware gaming rig which at the time was a little over a grand, a princely sum compared to the $500 desktops I was using. Long story short, it was a piece of shit. I had to call tech support to even get it started right out of the box, pulling it apart and reseating the mother board among other nonsense and I ended up spending a lot of time subsequently dealing with tech support. After that I just bought a few cheap computers that would puke after a couple of years, I would pass them on to the kids and get a new junk Dell. 

Until about five years ago on Prime Day in July of 2017 when I splurged and bought a Cyberpower PC desktop. I dropped about $1500 on the thing which made me cringe at the time but I was sick of having to keep moving stuff from one computer to another after they fell apart. It had a 2 terrabyte secondary hard drive, 16 gb of RAM, Intel i7, NVidia 8 gb video card. It was sweet.

Fast forward five years. The thing still ran like a champ, always booted up, could run whatever I wanted, it didn't matter how many tabs I had open or other programs it ate it up. It was getting older but still working great and amortized out over five years it was only $300/year which is about what I was paying for garbage desktops. My youngest son (who is 16! holy crap) needed a new computer so me being me my proposal was that rather than him spending his own money I would give him current computer and get a new one for me from Cyberpower PC. Win all around.

Instead of buying a pre-built machine, I custom ordered this one. 

Significantly souped up. 32 gigs of RAM. 3 terabytes of memory on two hard drives. 12 gb GeForce video card. Liquid cooled. It even comes with a little remote control so I can change the colors on the case, and that was super important. 

As much time as I spend on my computer, I like having a nice one and I don't mind spending the money if the quality matches the price. I do mind spending a bunch of money and still getting junk. I fully expect to get many years of service from this bad boy. No one is compensating me to say that thus far Cyberpower PC makes rigs that are worth the money.

Now I can spread my right-wing extremism online with even more speed and style!

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Don't Bring That Crap Up Here

On Sunday four people decided to break into a home in Dekalb County, Indiana which happens to be my county. All four left, two in cuffs and two in body bags.

Imma going to guess they were trying to rob the guy for money to buy drugs....

Just a sneaking hunch, made more likely by the fact most of them had prior drug convictions. They apparently pulled a gun but it turns out the resident had one as well. The two survivors, the charmers in the picture above, not only face burglary charges but also felony murder charges. I guess they get blamed for the other two idiots getting killed by the homeowner. 

Three of the four came from Allen County to our south, home to Fort Wayne. You might get away with breaking into homes in the Fort but out here in the country, you break into our place and you are likely leaving at room temperature. The place they hit is on a pretty busy state highway with lots of traffic, not sure why they thought it was a good place to rob but apparently they chose poorly. 

Keep that shit down in the Fort methheads. We don't play 'round in Dekalb County.

Monday, May 16, 2022

Blackhawk Down Part Deux: Somali Boogaloo

From the Slimes...

WASHINGTON — President Biden has signed an order authorizing the military to once again deploy hundreds of Special Operations forces inside Somalia — largely reversing the decision by President Donald J. Trump to withdraw nearly all 700 ground troops who had been stationed there, according to four officials familiar with the matter.

In addition, Mr. Biden has approved a Pentagon request for standing authority to target about a dozen suspected leaders of Al Shabab, the Somali terrorist group that is affiliated with Al Qaeda, three of the officials said. Since Mr. Biden took office, airstrikes have largely been limited to those meant to defend partner forces facing an immediate threat.

Together, the decisions by Mr. Biden, described by the officials on the condition of anonymity, will revive an open-ended American counterterrorism operation that has amounted to a slow-burn war through three administrations. The move stands in contrast to his decision last year to pull American forces from Afghanistan, saying that “it is time to end the forever war.”

Ominous words: " open-ended American counterterrorism operation"

Looks like endless war is back on the menu boys. How soon before the body bags start coming back?