Posts Tagged ‘freedom’

Coronavirus: Something Wrong Here

April 10, 2020

by R Vic Damico
April 10, 2020

THE GOVERNMENT TOLD US SURRENDER OUR LIVES TO THEM, AND WE DID JUST THAT: WHY ARE PEOPLE NOT QUESTIONING WHAT IS HAPPENING?

Let’s go back a couple of years and look at what happened in the year 2018. In 2018, there were 35,500,000 reported cases of the flu. 16,500,000 people actually received medical treatment for the flu. 490,600 people were hospitalized for the flu. A total of 34,200 people died from the flu. And this was exclusively here in America where these numbers were reported. Why did our government, and the mainstream media not tell us to stay at home? Why did our government, and the mainstream media not tell us to avoid being around other people? Why were people not waiting in lines at the grocery stores as they attempted to purchase food and other items which may or may not still be on the shelves? Why was our healthcare system not shut down and only accepting emergency patients? Why did we not move our society to a point of total chaos and confusion just because the government decided to basically shut down normal societal activities?

First of all, I do not accept the above numbers as being accurate, mainly because the source of these numbers cannot be trusted, just as is true with the numbers we are hearing today relating to the coronavirus. The government and the mainstream media has told us to basically surrender our lives, and put our freedoms on hold, and sadly, they are getting very little resistance from our collective society, nor do many even bother to ask questions relating to this very questionable societal disruption.

We are being fed these massive numbers daily, relating to coronavirus cases and coronavirus deaths, and people don’t question anything, as if either the government or the mainstream media have ever been a reliable source for the truth. We are told of long lines of people waiting to get tested or treated at hospitals for the coronavirus, yet, no one can find evidence of those long lines anywhere. People are staying at home because they have been told to do so, and unless we woke up in 1940 Germany this morning, this should be troubling to all of us. People are losing their jobs, businesses are closing down, and the stock market is being pushed to the point that we literally do not know what to expect from one day to the next, and this is all transpiring because the government is making it happen.

The world is being turned upside down because of a virus which is far less reaching into our society than the annual flu problem we have grown to anticipate every single year. It is like we are experiencing a global societal experiment to see how quickly and thoroughly our global society can actually be shut completely down. By the way, obviously the answer to that question is now “it can be shut down in just a few days.” Lives will be changed forever; some will never recover economically, and the small businesses, especially here in the states, will take a hit they may not have seen since that cold November of 1929. In the short time that our nation, and even the world has been shut down, people seem to have just accepted the fact that they are just supposed to act and behave as the governments tells them. We, as a collective society seem to be willing to forfeit our daily rights and freedoms when the government decides it is in our best interest. Like it or not; believe it or not; the government, along with the help of the mainstream media now know that they can shut us down completely whenever they wish to do so. And if you don’t believe it, maybe you should ask yourself why we are shut down as I type these words?

Vic Damico

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Ukraine Crisis: Putin Signs Treaty Making Crimea Part Of Russia – EU / US alliance Says Boo!

March 18, 2014

Putin makes Crimea part of Russia as US vice president heads to Poland to send a signal to Russia

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I know I’ve used it before but it seemed so apt. Source: zerohedge

The Main story today was the speedy acceptance by Russia of newly independent Crimea’s request to join the Russian Federation. Interesting to see western journalists and political pundits getting their knickers in a twist over this one.

Another headline yesterday screamed “Crimean independence cannot be justified, Crimea is not like Kosovo and the independence vote is illegal.

Now how does Crimea’s demand for independence from Ukraine differ from Kosovo’s split from Serbia in the 1990s in any way other than that the Crimeans, guaranteed protection from Ukrainian reprisals by Russia went down the civilized (well civilisedish) route of holding a democratic vote while the Kosovars, guaranteed protection from Serbian reprisals by western bombers went down the uncivilized route of slaughtering ethnic Serbs living within the area they claimed. There’s no consistency in saying that the secession of Kosovo was fair and the secession of Crimea is unfair.

Apart from that fine example of Orwellian doublethink (cognitive dissonance on a national scale), the west seems more pissed off with Russia for failing to be intimidated by the empty threats of the limp dicked Rent Boy President. In fact the Russian leader Vladimir Putin has repeatedly responded with the political equivalent of rude gestures to the bluster of the USA and EU leaders.

The main thrust of responses from The Chatterati seems to go, “Ho ho, that Putin had better watch himself, if he doesn’t fall into line behind The Obamessiah soon her could find himself isolated in the international community. The art of international diplomacy is to understand what effect a given action, by the first party, will have on the actions of a third party. If you build something threatening on another nation’s border then you have to understand that nation will take steps to do something about it.

It is not difficult to find and read historical accounts of Russia’s centuries old obsession with its own security before criticising the present, transitory, regime or suggesting that threats of isolation will bring them into line with the “international community” (which seems to be breaking apart rapidly). And in the end, whatever anyone thinks of Russia’s actions it must be acknowledged the root cause of the trouble in Ukraine was the EU / USA sponsoring extremist groups with the intent of toppling a democratically elected government and putting in it’s place a west – friendly puppet government.

I’m always gobsmacked by the historical ignorance of lefties. Russia has always been isolated, that’s the way they like it. So what can the west do? Here’s the most ludicrous response so far:

Times of Malta:

Leaders of the Group of Eight world powers have suspended Russia’s participation in the club amid tensions over Ukraine and Russia’s incursion into Crimea, France’s foreign minister said today.

The other seven members of the group had already suspended preparations for a G8 summit that Russia is scheduled to host in Sochi in June.

France’s Laurent Fabius went further today, saying on Europe-1 radio that “concerning the G8… we decided to suspend Russia’s participation, and it is envisaged that all the other countries, the seven leading countries, will unite without Russia”.

He did not give further details.

The US and European Union today announced new sanctions against Russia over its actions in the Crimean Peninsula.

What planet are these people living in? There was a referendum held in which the people of Crimea voted to leave Ukraine.  And to those who say that the referendum was illegal, may I remind them that so is a mob toppling the elected government of Ukraine and forcing its president into exile. So is a bombing campaign by the FUKUS axis to topple the nasty but internationally recognized regime in Libya. So is the supply of arms to enable a bunch of human organ noshing religious fanatics to wage civil war in Syria against a regime that while thoroughly distasteful to the west had the support of more that half of Syrians As for the G8, kicking Russia out will just cause Moscow to cooperate more closely with the other BRICs, thus causing further polarization of developed and developing countries on key global issues.

Once the west sets a precedent for flouting the United Nations charter by meddling in the domestic politics of sovereign nations in the service of its own interests is not hypocritical to claim the moral high ground when condemning others for doing the same. And don’t let the pathetic wailing and gnashing of teeth from those lefties who whine “but we intervened on humanitarian grounds, we supported doing what is right,” fool you. How is it “right” to overthrow a tyrant who has people shot in private and replace his government with theocrats who hack opponents heads off with blunt knives in public and then disembowel the corpse and eat the still warm vital organs, afterwards posing with smiles all round for the people videoing the atrocity to be posted on You Tube.

We should also have no time for the people accusing Putin of not playing fair in threatening to respond to sanctions by cutting off Europe’s gas supply. It ought always to have been obvious (and was to everyone except the political leaders of the EU) that Western Europe should never have become reliant on Russia for gas supplies; even Germany is now publicly regretting the day the decided to rely on imported Russian gas. The CDU party in the German ruling coalition are advocating buying UK gas which is something of a forlorn hope as we hardly have enough for ourselves.

The attempt to impose a government in Kiev that would have taken Ukraine into the EU and NATO was blatant incitement a show of aggressive nationalism by Putin. That EU / US cowardice ensured the response was directed at an economically weak and politically divided sovereign state in Europe is so regressive that comparisons with European politics in the approaches to Word Wars one and two. Except that the Russian armed forces are massively more powerful now than the Germany military was in ’39 or the German / Austro – Hungarian alliance in 1914.

At the very least this signals a return to cold war hostility and an East-West divide. Those smug twats who talk of Russian isolation overlook China’s abstaining on the UN security council vote to condemn Russia’s support for Crimean independence was not a sign of Russia’s isolation; the Chinese supported Russia. And why should Russia fear the G8 (now G7) Britain, USA and France are in dire economic straits and cannot afford an economic crisis, Italy and Japan are effectively bankrupt and Putin has a pistol to the head of Germany as long as Russia’s hands are on the gas tap.

Suggestions that Russia is trying to acquire territory are equally stupid. Even with many former Soviet nations having severed political ties and now being independent nations, The Russian Federation covers 6M square miles and has barely 140M inhabitants. It does not need more territory. Quite the converse; if some deluded people want to live under the rule of this DINO (democracy-in-name-only), Russia needs them to populate its vast spaces and exploit its vast resources.

Western foreign policy maneuvering works best in the dark, we don’t really get to know what all these NGOs and government agencies have been up to until at least 50 years after the fact, if ever. Putin’s strategy works by calling it out into the open, and its rewarding to see our establishment squirm and try to scuttle like cockroaches away from the light. The media class is so fawning now they are just not used to being called on their BS. So when the leader of a major nation does it things start to unravel pretty quickly.

If you want to fully understand the political thinking behind everything I have said above, just look at a map showing the route Russia’s gas pipelines follow to get into the EU:

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Russian pipelie routes through Ukraine – Source: tombreyfogle.com

You can see at a glance why Russia could never stand back and allow the installation by foreign sponsored coup d’etat of an anti – Russian government in Kiev.

Ukraine Revolution, Glamour Models And Oligarchs

March 10, 2014

About Three Weeks Ago Christina Odone In The Daily Telegraph Asked “Who said the EU is useless? It’s helping freedom fighters in the Ukraine”

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Ever eager to help politicians, academics and media luvvies to get a grip on reality I used my alter ego to reply:

Ed Butt • 18 days ago

According to the best sources we have, Ukraine is evenly split in support of the existing government and the pro EU opposition. Syria and Libya were equally split before intervention by the FUKUS axis plunged those nations into civil conflict.

So are you supporting intervention that escalates the conflict into civil war or leads to fragmentation of Ukraine.

The conflict is being exacerbated by Poland via the EU. It is largely forgotten that the north west of Ukraine used to belong to Poland and they would like like it back please, or at least allied with Poland. The only way that can happen is for Ukraine to become part of EU. However, the majority of the Ukraine voted differently. Now, we cant have that sort of thing, can we? The very thought of it, people choosing not to join the EU and have the bureaucrats of Brussels plunder their nation on behalf of the global banking cartel, that would be completely undemocratic. As we know from the Irish referendum on the Lisbon treaty, if an referendum in an EU nation gives the answer Brussels has not prescribed, then another referendum must be held … and another … and another until the voters get it right.

Telling the truth online is never popular, especially with the lefties who support global totalitarian government, (this is not all lefties, oop ‘ere in ‘t north there are plenty of hairy arsed Old Labour supporters who still believe the WOGS begin at Calais.) Some of the replies I had were so Harriet Harman I began to wonder if I had pissed off PIE.

jamesmace @ Ed Butt • 18 days ago

Are you seriously suggesting that half of Ukraine approves of the oligarchs liquidating state assets and stuffing their pockets with hundreds of Billion$

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If you actually believe this, I have a lovely Olympic resort to sell you – used only once but bathrooms need some work.

Ed Butt @ jamesmace • 17 days ago

No I don’t believe that, neither do I believe that you can provide one shred of evidence to back up your belief that half Ukraine wants to be another Greece in the EUSSR.
What I have read and find credible (I wouldn’t go as far as to say I believe it entirely) is that half Ukraine is quite fond of Russian culture while the other half is driven by an understandable but irrational hatred of Russia because of what Stalin did to their countrymen.
None of these for a good basis for deciding a nation’s future.

charlberg @ Ed Butt • 18 days ago

‘Best sources’?? Wow – In spite of living in Kiev, I didn’t notice that half of Ukrainians are adamantly against fair elections, free speech, independent courts and eliminating rampant corruption. Is that a GfK survey you are referring to? Would love the link

(Given what we know now – and Boggart Blog knew then – we have to assume Charlberg is visually impaired)

Ed Butt @ charlberg • 17 days ago

You’d do better to comment on what I actually said. Seeing as you didn’t and you are plainly ignorant of what’s going on in the place where you live, you don’t deserve a link.

(Ah well at least his guy was awake)

kievjoy @ charlberg • 17 days ago

I live here too charlberg. Isn’t it strange that people are willing to die for what they don’t believe in. As for the EU, they are, as we say in England, all mouth and trousers.

Ukraine is split. There’s a Russian half and there’s the other half. Any casual observer can tell you that, we only have to think back to the Orange revolution og 2004 – 5 to know it is true. There are bound to be rights and wrongs on both sides, good guys and bad guys too. So what in heaven’s name gives western media and political figures the right to pontificate about “freedom fighters” and a brave and independent political movements ( that, umm – you know, depend on the EU and USA for their funding?

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Since then of course we have had the great stand off and eventually after lots of pressure on mainstream news to stop telling lies and spreading EU / US propaganda, came that notorious BBC Newsnight video report “Neo Nazi Threat In Ukraine which admitted the riots in Kiev had been led by EU / US backed right wing extremists.

Now today we learn that former Ukraine Prime Minister who before the revolution was in prison for fraud, embezzlement and suspected murder (she was awaiting trial on that one), the billionaire oligarch and former glamour model (see below) Yulia Tymoshenko stands accused of laundering money she stole from Ukraine’s treasury through UK banks.

During the uprising in Kiev, Tymoshenko was released from prison and pardoned to enable her to return to front line politics.

Now what was it one of those cupid stunts who tried to tackle Ed Butt said about the revolution happening because people were fed up of oligarchs looting the country? Idiotic effing custard.

Yulia Tymoshenko glamour shot
Yulia Tymoshenko shows off her political campaigning technique Source

I Would Do Anything To Get Assad Out Of Syria Says Cameron

November 6, 2012

Syrian president Bashar Assad could be allowed a free pass to flee his country if it would end the bloodshed, David Cameron said today. The Prime Minister said he would do ‘anything to get that man [Assad] out of the country’ but refused to offer Assad a safe haven in Britain.

Mr Cameron is on the second day of a tour of the Gulf and Middle East, where he has faced criticism for trying to sell UK arms to countries with questionable human rights records. Now there’s irony for you, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Jordan, Iraq, Iran and the Emirates criticizing us for doing business with countries that have poor records on human rights. Pity Maggie Thatcher gave away all our oil and we have to rely on those bastards.

Mr. Cameron has also publicly backed the Arab Spring uprisings, which began in Tunisia and also saw governments swept aside and replaced by undemocratic Islamist regimes in Libya, Egypt and Yemen. In Syria there have been bloody battles for more 18 months, with tens of thousands of protestors killed by government forces and tens of thousands of Assad supporters killed by bloodthirsty religious fanatics brave freedom fighters.

While the fighting continues in Syria the nation’s fate is expected to top the agenda for the two G20 leaders.

In an interview with Al Arabiya television the warmonger Cameron was asked what he would say if President Assad said he wanted a safe exit. He told : “Anything, anything to get that man out of the country and to have a safe transition to democracy in Syria.

Like all other western leaders, when it comes to foreign affairs Cameron is a cupid stunt for thinking the wests interests will be served by getting rid of the secular Muslim Assad and replacing him with a regime of Islamic fanatics who hate the west and want to impose Sharia law in their homelands. Getting rid of Mubarak in Egypt, Gaddafi in Libya and Saddam in Iraq has really turned those nations into beacons of democracy and enlightened liberal values hasn’t it?

Were Cameron to get his wish all it would mean is a brutal dictator would be gone. Syria would them simply descend into tribal and sectarian civil disorder.

Unless of course the New World Order get their wish and make Syria a colony of Greater Europe.

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Freedom Of Speech

October 24, 2012

Our right to Free Speech is under threat:

“The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command. Winston’s heart sank as he thought of the enormous power arrayed against him, the ease with which any Party intellectual would overthrow him in debate, the subtle arguments which he would not be able to understand, much less answer. And yet he was in the right! They were wrong and he was right. The obvious, the silly, and the true had got to be defended. Truisms are true, hold on to that! The solid world exists, its laws do not change. Stones are hard, water is wet, objects unsupported fall towards the earth’s centre. With the feeling that he was speaking to O’Brien, and also that he was setting forth an important axiom, he wrote:

Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”…George Orwell, “1984″

Freeman Moxy courtesy of Obama and Cameron

September 26, 2012

We used to take the piss out of George W Bush when he talked about bringing Freeman Moxy to third world nations (Little Nicky refuses to call them developing nations because the more 2development aid” we pour into them the faster they hurtle back towards primeval savagery). Strangely a lot of terminally gullible people were taken in when the even more gobsmackingly stupid President Barack Hussein Obama claimed he had brought freeman moxy to the middle east by making one of his historic, banal and vacuous speeches.

Now3 the Obama sponsored uprisings in Egypt and Libya have plunged those nations into lawless chaos as Islamic fundamentalists vie with tribal war lords and local criminal gangs for supremacy and there is just no news coming out of Tunisia. Meanwhile Syria and Yemen are still works in progress while Israel is preparing to nuke the entire region.

Undaunted by his failure however (well he’s black so that makes him incapable of failing doesn’t it?) Obama has this week been boasting to United Nations leaders (i.e. a bunch of people who can’t remember the last time they visited the real world) about how his Arab Spring initiative had brought equality and harmony to those places that are now in chaos.

Equality and harmony? Like in all join hands and sing Kumbaya? Here’s how muslims in Egypt showed their respect for a member of their religion who converted to Christianity.

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An Egyptian who converted to Christianity last month

Meanwhile in another example of how things are going in the new, tolerant, inclusive Egypt, here’s an article by my friend Renee Nal (with video and still pictures that some might find upsetting) of how the new freedom and equality of an Egyptian woman who violated Sharia law.

Some people may say these stories and pictures prove Islam is a violent and oppressive religion. It is not. What is causing the violence is a widespread fear among people of the middle east that their way of life is under threat from western interference.

Even the lefties at The Guardian now accept Little Nicky is never wrong.

August 1, 2012

Do you remember, loyal readers (all two of you) the stick Little Nicky took when this blog said the west should keep it’s nose out of the civil conflict in Syria.

“Oh no,” the leftie sheeple bleated, “the west must intervene in support of the brave freedom fighters who want to overthrow the nasty consertvaive tyrant Assad and establish democratic rule, yooman rights and politically correct values in a multicultural system under Sharia law.

Then they departed singing their campaign song,

Yoo – man ri -ights, yoo -man ri – ights, we’ll support you evermore.”

The west’s leaders were lining up behind the wannabe global tyrant, Barack Hussein Obama, ready to engage in the kind of warfare favoured by the warmonger in chief Obama, that of sending unmanned drones to conduct an aerial bombardment unarmed civilians in the cause of bringing yooman rights to everyone in Syria except for those killed by the drones, when Russia and China stepped up to the mark.

“Oi, Bammy you jug eared streak of piss,” they said, “Assad is our mate, you want to fight him, you fight us too.”

Wee Mad Amadinejad in Iran squeaked “I second that.”

All of a sudden the idea of intervening did not seem quite so attractive. Suddenly the voices that had warned against intervention, that been telling you Assad might be a twat but the rebels were worse as they were Islamists who intended to set up a theocracy, were being listened to.

The conflict escalated. Obama could not resist meddling and started arming the rebels via borderline terrorist state Turkey’s border with Syria. Russia armed Assad. The civilians caught betwen the ruthless, well armed regime and the equally ruthless, slightly less well arned “freedom fighters” were slaughtered. And slowly the world started to get the message,. “You can’t impose politically correct values and bureaucratic dictatorship on people who do not desire it. Overthrowing tyrannical bastards is the easy part (so long as they are not best mates with Russia and China) Replaceing them with something better and winning the hearts and minds of the people is a different story.

The Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail came over to Little Nicky’s view quite quickly, The Times followed and the Indy has wavered. Even the BBC started to broadcast less biased reports. Security analyst Charles Shoebridge, congratulated the Beeb on a report that “shows Syria rebel fighters bringing chaos, terror, death, and [the] fear of Islamist extremism to Aleppo”.

Total victory over the dark forces of politically correct stupidity came when The Guradibi mercenaries woran ran a fire – and – brimstone – preacher style piece portraying the Syrian opposition as neo-con stooges of the Bilderberg group. (Not quite true, some are Bilderberg Group cannon fodder, some Al Qaeda mercenaries working for shadowy fundamentalists groups and some are local gangsters on the make.)

The slaughter would have happened on an even bigger scale had the west overthrown Assad and allowed the rebels to slaughter members of Assad’s tribe to stop them launching a counter revolution and slaughtering the Syriac Christians who make up about 10% of the 20 million population because it’s what you do.

Little Nicky’s message was, is and always will be: Meddling in things we don’t understand usually ends up achieving the opposite of what was intended.

The Threat To Free Speech

June 12, 2012

When the law forbids us to insult or offend somebody, to insult or offend a religion, race, skin colour or sexual preference, free speech and other important democratic rights are under threat.

When the law then goes on to say that anyone accused of these offences has no right to defend themselves and the word of the accuser is sufficient evidence on which to obtain a conviction then we have abandoned justice and returned to the law of the medieval witch hunts.

These stupid laws insult the public and threaten free speech

Beware the siren voices of the left who hide their abhorrence of freedom and invividuality behind a mask of political correctness. Everything we say and do could be interpreted by somebody as aggressive or insulting. There have been cases of a look being deemed racially or sexually harrassing.

Stand up for your right to express your opinions by being grown up enough to ignore things you overhear that might not even refer to you but could equally be said because you behaved like an arse towards somebody else.

Nobody promised life was fair. And making life sterile by imposing conformity on everybody will not actually make life any fairer.