Lavrentiy Beria, the most ruthless and longest-serving secret police chief in Joseph Stalin’s reign of terror in Russia and Eastern Europe, bragged that he could prove criminal conduct on anyone, even the innocent. “Show me the man and I’ll show you the crime” was Beria’s infamous boast.
He served as deputy premier from 1941 until Stalin’s death in 1953, supervising the expansion of the gulags and other secret detention facilities for political prisoners. He became part of a post-Stalin, short-lived ruling troika until he was executed for treason after Nikita Khrushchev’s coup d’etat in 1953. Beria targeted “the man” first, then proceeded to find or fabricate a crime.Beria’s modus operandi was to presume the man guilty, and fill in the blanks later.By contrast, under the United States Constitution, there’s a presumption of innocence that emanates from the 5th, 6th, and 14th Amendments, as set forth in Coffin vs. U.S. (1895).
Friday 31 March 2023
It’s not April Fools till tomorrow, but that could just about be it -- Trump indicted for jaywalking! Given the nonsense of the case brought by New York DA, Alvin Bragg.
So I’m just memorialising it today: the first time a US president has been indicted.
And for the crime of? Filling in the wrong from -- allegedly! -- when his people booked a -- perfectly legal! -- payment to so-called “hush up” -- aka sign a Non Disclosure Agreement -- Stormy Daniels, an ex-porn star who he shtupped -- but claims he didn’t, but in either case is not illegal in New York -- because he didn’t want his wife to know.
I listend to the ABC Radio from Australia and watched CNN. Both had on good Democrat folks who were so hyped by the news that they could barely contain their glee. “No one is above the law” and all that sententious stuff. Which of course is more noble ideal than reality. Hillary did the same thing and was given a fine, after a year’s investigation.
There’s no need to be a Trump lover to find the indictment ludicrous. Many senior Democrats say the same. Eg: Andrew Cuomo, Alan Dershowitz, Elie Mystal, David French, Cyrus Vance. All hate the Orange Man; all say the indictment is frivolous and dangerous. They, and many others, say the indictment is an overreach. Especially given that the Feds had looked closely at the case and decide there was not enough to charge. ADDED: New York Times, Vox and CNN have all said the indictment is weak.
The ABC in Australia was particularly disappointing. Giving one view only: that all this is very wonderful. It’s the rule of law, “no one is above the law” — which is nonsense because no one is arguing that. What’s at issue I’d the triviality of the charge against a former president, which sets precedent for using the law as a political weapon. Nine of that addressed by the ABC coverage.
The other side of this debate is not just that the Feds looked and and dropped the case. But also: the case is a misdemeanour, which not only us subject to a fine, not jail time, but is also passed its “use by date”, that is past the statute of limitations
This is clearly a case of “show me the man and I’ll show you the crime”. (Beria, Stalin’s Secret Police Chief).
Democrat DAs have kept on saying that they will find something to indict Trump with. Which is crazy when you think about it. The usual thing is to identify a crime and then find who is the perpetrator. But if you want to pin a crime on someone in the United States, the law is so complex that they say anyone could be charged with a crime in any normal year. Anyone.
Claming this is just “the law at work” and is not politics, is disingenuous. This is indeed a witch hunt. A political prosecution, à la Beria.
Think about it the other way around. If the Reps hold the House in ’24 and even more if a Rep takes the White House, think of them going after Joe Biden and his crime family. There’s more than plenty to go after, even just in Hunter’s laptop, and all of it more than just jaywalking.
(So speaks a non-American, with no vote there; and a non-Trump supporter)
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I've not heard of Jennifer Bilek before today. Nor do I know some of the people she mentions at the beginning of her talk who developed and promote all this stuff.
But she does help explain why this ideology is so prevalent, why it's spreading and why it's getting stronger. And, I guess, why it won't go away soon. Or perhaps won't do away at all. If we become "trans human"….
She also says "follow the money"!
|Our place in Discovery Bay, Hong Kong, with Rooftop Solar PV|
Thursday 30 March 2023
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“Fatal school shootings in the US trend down”: A headline no-one has ever printed.
Yet: above. That’s the trend. Down.
The latest horrific school shooting was at a Nashville Catholic Primary School. A transgender man (ie a natal woman) killed 3 nine year olds. And 3 adults. Then was killed.
The panic was not for the Christian communities around America. But for the fact the shooter had been “misgendered” and for the danger now to .... the trans community. Not the danger to the actual victims, but concern for the perpetrators.
There’s plenty on the MSM about his shooting, though it will disappear soon, because the shooter doesn’t fit the narrative (preferably white male killing POC or LGBT). Meantime, the coverage is all pro-trans, which is fine, but not at all pro-the victims and potential future victims. As a conservative black perspective, Greg Foreman, shows here. Which I post because OR’s may not see conservative views on this otherwise. BBC won’t show it, for sure. Also: The Lotus Eaters, here.
Wednesday 29 March 2023
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These days we have to follow the overseas movements of Alibaba founder and Chief, Jack Ma, to see what China might be up to in its industrial policy.
There has indeed been a big push lately by the likes of Premier Li Qiang to say China “fully welcomes” private enterprise. This after several years of backtracking.
Above, Lei gives some good insights into what’s going on.
Lei is asked about the credibility of the SCMP. Her answer is fine. I added at the comments on the vid:
I’ve been reading the “South China Morning Post “since 1976, and I live here in Hong Kong. My bottom line assessment is: it remains the premier English language paper in Asia about Asia. The Op-Ed and Letters pages continue to carry both pro and anti-Beijing articles (including by me), and pro & anti CCP commenters.
Considering what many feared might happen to it after being bought by Jack Ma, it remains pretty good.
I recommend Lei’s followers take an SCMP subscription. It has a good App (though a technically lousy Comments section).
ADDED: some interesting figures on China January - February 2023 government revenue here. It looks bad… but there may be another reason! (Spoiler: to make incoming Li Qiang look better than outgoing Li Keqiang)
Monday 27 March 2023
Take a position.
Let Women Speak | Women speak about their experience at the Kellie-Jay Keen (aka Poise Parker) event in Auckland
The mainstream media have their narrative about his happening. That it was “peaceful” and “full of love”. And that KJK is “full of hate”. None of that is true. You may have your own views about what happened in Auckland last Saturday, but I’d say: “you can’t have a view”: at least until you’ve heard from the women who were actually at the event.
… of course with Chinese Wuhan Institute of Virology involvement. Would explain a lot about Fauci's early suppression of lab leak theory.
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Sunday 26 March 2023
I'd also been wondering what on earth is the American military doing upsetting the most successful integration program in history. Long known to be that. Long admired. "We recognise no colour but green". Now being screwed with. Why? Coz woke.
Two army officers speak out.
The U.S. military faces a self-inflicted threat to its preparedness to deter, fight and win wars. An essential, battle-tested element of military culture—color-blindness—is being undermined. Unless the trend is reversed, our national security will be at increased risk. The reversal could be done at no cost, requiring only a policy decision and the reorientation of relevant training.
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“You can’t mandate a vaccine that is non-sterilising”. Polio vaccines are sterilising. Covid vaccines are not.
It was crazy not to focus on the elderly and those with comorbidities. We knew very early in how skewed to the elderly the virus was. (He’s echoing without mentioning, the Great Barrington Declaration).
“Germophobia would be the downfall of the human race”. We need exposure to bugs and nasties. That’s why I pick up food off the floor and eat it!
I eat anything that’s not rotten. Out of date? Smell it and eat it. Drop on floor? Pick it and eat it. That’s kept me healthy. I’m too fat. Sure. But healthy, as in not sick? Sure.
Stuff in the pantry that’s out of date? I don’t throw it. I open and smell it. Taste. If it smells ok and tastes ok, then it’s ok. That’s it. “Use by dates” are a nonsense.
I recall my essay of whether or not we should feed birds. Here it is. Short answer is: yeah, sure, feed birds.
With the cheese: the birds were so keen they didn’t budge when I came out with some more. They were so keen, they froze in place. Where’s my cheese? Who moved my cheese?
We’ve had so many dogs, and I say from observation: there’s not a dog in the world who doesn’t love cheese. Cheese. The bread of life.
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Above that’s where they argue their cases in the competition, the Opera House in Vienna.
Saturday 25 March 2023
Novak "Novax" not allowed to play the Australian Open in 2022, because he was unvaxxed, despite having had Covid twice and being super fit. Zero science there. Just the "no one is above the law" sanctimonious sludge.
Then Victoria, took the prize as the most locked down place in the world, under wretched Premier Dan Andrews. And they're proud of it! Including of the cops who beat up elderly protesters. No freedom of assembly there.
Now the hate on women. Misogyny masquerading as trans rights. “Misogyny in drag”. The rights of men who say they are women to invade women's spaces trump the rights of women to privacy. For which delusion men and other Trans Radical Activists bay for the blood of women. TRAs include Dreadful Dan, who gleefully weighed in, smearing Kellie-Jay Kean, the founder of Let Women Speak, with untrue conflation of her with neo-Nazis. Untrue and nasty. Does he know KJK has zero to do with the Nazis? I don’t know. If he does and still conflates her with them, he’s a Knave. If he doesn’t know, he’s a Fool. A Fool or a Knave, Mr Dan Andrews. In either case, anti women.
If I didn't think that the majority of Aussies thought all this was so much nonsense, and thought that women ought be allowed to speak, I'd be truly ashamed of Australia.
I hope I'm right.
I can't be fully sure. I read in the South China Morning Post the other day that "Australia is the wokest place on earth". God help us if true.
PS: There's a lot of pretty negative reporting in Australia in the AUKUS treaty and its commitment to nuclear powered submarines.
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Lex Fridman is much taken by Shannon Curry. He says so at the get-go. He’s not the only one. Me too! First met her when she gave expert testimony at the Amber Herd/Jonny Depp trial. I was much taken not just by her clear and cogent smarts, but by her beauty, her tousled hair, which we learn was because “I lost my bobby pins"(!). She’s stuck with the tousled look. Good look.
She speaks so well on relationships, the first part of this podcast. “Dating and Love”. I suspect she’s right about arranged marriages being more long-lasting than marriages for love. Also: the headiness of love: she calls it a heroin rush. Then you get over it... Shakespeare had other words for it, for love, the “violent delight”. In Romeo and Juliet:
"These violent delights have violent ends. And in their triumph die, like fire and powder Which, as they kiss, consume.” (Act II Scene VI)
I have two observations -- a mid-seventies man in second marriage -- to keep going, to get past love, the “violent delight”, to survive the “violent end”, to live in harmony and tender, mutual respect:
1. Don’t hold a grudge. After a fight, go to your corners, lick the wounds, give it some time, then get over it. For most of my life I haven’t done this. Our family are rather given to holding grudges, I think. But I’ve learned from my wife, to give it up, to not hold a grudge.
2. Use emojis to apologise. Connected with the first: the argument may be your fault. Or not. If it is, or even if it partly is (most often the case, I reckon), then apologise. But apologising is difficult. Difficult to do face-to-face. So, use emojis and send the apology by WhatsApp. I’ve found -- we’ve both found -- that you can do that more easily than face to face and it works! 👆👋
Answer: No. Except now. When that’s what the game is. Censorship is good. Being “a free speech fundamentalist” is now considered far-right!
The extraordinary birth and growth of the Censorship Industrial Complex. 💬
How many times have I heard that phrase.... “well, every little bit helps”. Sometimes that’s true. But often it’s not. Let’s see where it’s not.
It’s not true that every little bit helps if the "little bit" that’s helped is outweighed by a “big bad”.
Examples: in the pandemic, we had lockdowns. The idea that we should stay at home was a kind of “every bit helps” strategy. But it was not balanced against the bits that weren’t helped: jobs, businesses, sanity. All impacted. Also masks: they did help a bit. But they also don’t help a lot, like with kids at school who suffered from not seeing faces, not being able to see teachers lips, when new words are explained.
Most often though I’ve heard “every bit helps” in relation to Climate Change, now known as the Climate “crisis”. "Every bit helps” we keep being told.
But does it?
Netherlands farmers and nitrogen fertilisers. The Dutch government has declared war on Dutch farmers and trying to shut down 3,000 farms. Because they use nitrogen fertilisers. And fertilisers are one of the Greenhouse gases. The government hasn’t quite said so, but we sense that it’s a “every bit helps” policy. Even if the Netherlands is only responsible for a small portion of nitrous oxide released by fertilisers, nevertheless, every bit helps.
But look at some figures:
Greenhouse Gas (GHG) contributions to global warming (2017): Carbon dioxide 76%, methane 16% and Nitrous oxide: 6%.
Assume that the Netherlands stops all farmers using nitrogen fertiliser, the effect on GHG = 0.14% of 6% = 0.0084%. Clearly even the tiny number is an exaggeration, for not event the Dutch government is suggesting a complete stoppage of farming. But still, take that top end figure. It’s tiny.
But “every little bit helps”. Right?
Wrong. The Dutch farming industry -- and I’ve only just learned this -- is huge; much bigger than Holland’s small are suggests. Holland is a major supplier of food for Europe and the world. Its farming sector employs thousands of farmers, many small holders, farms that have been in families for generations. Now about to be stolen from them for an ideological position, based on and absurd notion that “every little bit helps”, even when the Netherlands’ “little bit” is miniscule. The other side, the “big bad” is not nothing. It’s huge. For the arguable “every little bit helps” -- in fifty or a hundred years -- the Dutch government attempting to destroy today the competitive, lively, modern industry. (No, this is not “climate denial” or any such nonsense. We all know the climate is changing and we have to address that. It’s that this way of addressing it is simply absurd, cruel and useless).
It’s not “every little bit helps:. It’s more like “Every little bit harms”, if the harm is immediate and the “help” is distant, doubtful and itself miniscule.
Australia and Climate Change. Australia is a similar case. We’re agonising and arguing and fighting and going bananas over how much or how too-little we’re doing to “fight to climate crisis”. But the fact of Australia is that with our emissions at around 1.5% of the world total, we could stop them tomorrow (at what massive cost?!) and it would make approximately zero difference to the world temperature in 2050 or 2100. Mainly because the increase (or decrease) in Chinese emissions in just one year is greater than the whole of the totality of Australian GHG emissions. I know Australians don’t like to hear this, because it renders them useless in the fight agains the Climate Emergency. So they argue the “every little bit helps” line. And also the “we’re setting an example” line. Sad story: neither holds any water. The “every little bit helps” doesn’t hold water, because the benefit from Australia cutting emissions will be indistinguishable from background noise, unseeable. And “setting an example”? Sorry, but nobody cares about Australia. I mean almost literally. Nobody cares. Set an example or not, nobody cares.
In short, sometimes “every little bit helps”. Like when you’ve got a tug-of-war going on at the local village fête. But it doesn’t help in things like Covid policy and Climate policy when the little “bit” is outweighed by the very large“bad”.
I can’t finish a climate change related post without a plug for Nuclear energy. The Dutch have the capacity to generate clean, clear, cheap, safe, constant electricity at zero carbon dioxide. They don’t do it, again because captured by ideologies of the Greens. As in Germany. That’s insanity and it’s down to the Greens. Sorry, but it is.
Friday 24 March 2023
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Thursday 23 March 2023
‘You have to understand how a society works’: Swedish epidemiologist defends light-touch pandemic response – The Irish Times
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Sweden’s former chief epidemiologist Anders Tegnell has described criticism of his Covid-19 approach as “exaggerated”, after a Swedish newspaper presented statistics it says vindicates his light-touch strategy.
While the rest of Europe responded to the pandemic with lockdowns, school closures, face masks and widespread testing, Mr Tegnell (67) pushed a strategy of few restrictions in Sweden. More…
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During an interview on Piers Morgan Uncensored, famed evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins dismissed the claims of transgender activists who want to change the language about human sexuality saying, "there are two sexes and that's all there is to it.”
Kellie-Jay Kean is routinely described as an “anti-trans activist”. Look in Wikipedia and she’s none of that.The movement she founded is “Let Women Speak”. (LWS). She founded it to promote the rights of women to their own spaces. Where the interests of trans women and biological women conflict, these days the interests of the former are always primary. Yet women — that is, born female — girls and young women are threatened when biological males who identify as women, 95% of whom are pre- operative with full male genitalia, enter their spaces, The areas of concern being change rooms, prisons and sports tracks. All these are fair concerns of women (“Cis women” if you must).She also has concern about medications and operations on minors. That’s a concern that’s now shared by increasing numbers of governments in Europe and in the UK the Tavistock clinic has ceased puberty blockers and surgeries in minors.All these are issues for serious discussion. Not for hysterical denunciations.Let alone conflating Kellie-Jay Kean and LWS with the Neo Nazis. Who knows why Nazis turned up, but Kellie-Jay has nothing to do with them.Here’s a thought: why not have her on a program to speak for herself.? You know, do some “news”, do some investigative journalism, instead of relying on Wikipedia.You’ll find a caring mum.That’s it.I’m a 75-year old man living in Hong Kong. I have no dog in this fight. But I do know Kellie-Jay Kean is being maligned, and vilified, and that the ABC is complicit in that.(I think the guy giving the news is Andy Messenger.)Peter Forsythe
ADDED: here’s a thing: go Google “Richard Dawkins two sexes”. Remembering Richard Dawkins is super famous, a man of the left (he hates Trump!), the pre-eminent evolutionary biologist in the world.
But what you get is a page of links all of which are to conservative sites. There’s not a single report in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The LA Times, The Boston Globe, CNN, MSNBC, BBC.... not a one. Because to do so, they would be attacked by Trans Radical Activists (TRA). How do we know this? Because the New York Times did come out on the side of science a few weeks ago and got hammered, from within and without. The warning was clear. They won’t raise their heads above the parapets again. The only place you can get a dose of the reality of science these days, on this issue of sex/gender, is on the conservative side of the ledger. The MSM, left wing, is too afraid to talk, as it’s in hock to the TRA movement. My friends who don’t read anything right of the Guardian won’t even know that this is an issue and that it’s being fought out as we speak, right down in Australia.
Below: screenshot of the first page of Google search “Richard Dawkins two sexes”.
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Wednesday 22 March 2023
The other day I posted about Lord Ridley's comments on the recent Raccoon Dog theory, which has even less credibility than all the other zoonotic origin theories.
Me, three years ago:
22 March 2020
The BBC says “Coronavirus restrictions could last a year”.
I say no. No, they can’t. I’m not saying the virus won’t last a year. I could well last a millennium or more. Our annual flu virus has been with us for over 2,000 years. I’m saying the restrictions can’t last a year and so they won’t last a year.
a. People won’t put up with it. Not being allowed to go the pub, to restaurants, to the theatre, to work? After a while the naturally bolshy brits are going to go “up yours, Boris”. (Ditto in the US, I reckon).
b. Cure worse than the disease. The disease being something with a death rate of around 3%, vs a “cure” that destroys the economy and the lives of millions, which bankrupts our governments, which loads crippling debts on our later generations. While apparently not even wiping out the virus entirely.
This morning I saw an interview on the BBC with a woman who had recently signed a five year lease on a pub. It was her first time with her own business. Her and her husband’s dream. And now they've been hit with this. No customers, no fault of their own. She was on the verge of tears -- as was I -- as she said they were trying hard to cope, she and her husband, but she didn’t know what she was going to do, what with zero cash coming in. I empathised totally: we’ve owned a business here in Hong Kong, faced challenges, had tough times, but nothing like this. To stare bankruptcy in the face, to realise that your life’s savings, your dreams, are about to be lost, all ... gone.... It’s heartbreaking and it’s going all over the world.
And that’s because we need to “flatten the curve”? Because there aren’t enough hospital beds to tend to all the sick? No.
I speak as one in the high risk category. An over 70 male. I’m at risk from this virus more than the young. But I don’t want the livelihoods of the young at risk because there aren’t enough hospital beds for us oldies, for goodness sake!
There’s going to be a crunch and it’s between lives -- mostly still of older people like me -- and the economy going down the gurgler, then it has to be the lives that go. It’s either that, or the lives and the futures of all our young. As Boris and Macron have said, “it’s war”. And in war you have to sacrifice.
So, these restrictions? They can’t go on. So they won’t. That’s my prediction. At most three months of these restrictions and then we will start easing them. Or we’re down the gurgler. All for some old farts like me? I say, No. No, and no again.
TODAY (22 March 2023). Reasons for getting it wrong:
1. I’d been through the 2002-03 SARS outbreak. It had finished quickly.
2. The people did put up with all the restrictions. I’d said “people won’t put up with it”. Not only did they put up with all the restrictions, they said we should have done them “faster, harder, longer...”. Even up to today. The extent to which people in free countries will welcome restrictions on their freedoms is brutal and sobering.
23 March: Brits are still in favour of lockdowns, mandates, etc! Sigh…
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Do we believe these figures? Do I believe them? That 91% of Chinese tell the IPSOS Global Happiness Survey pollsters that they’re happy? Well, yes, on the whole and based just on my trips to China, where I always make a point of chatting to folks. All I talk to are happy, optimistic. Then again, I find that about the States, too, despite all the sturm und drang we see on the news. And most place, tbf. Except Russia, when we went across it in 2017, everyone seemed as sour as the borscht.
But Saudi Arabia at 86% happy? Huh? I’ve been there and I find it grim. Perhaps it’s because most Saudis haven’t been outside. Netherlands at 85%? Yes, believe, kind of… though there’s plenty of farmers who aren’t too happy with the government that wants to take away their farms because …”climate crisis”.
I wonder where Australia is. Hong Kong is fairly down the list.
ADDED: Australia is on 80%, quite high, but 4% down on the last survey. Hong Kong is not covered. Here.
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We see the playing out of the battle between highly-credentialed scientists on opposite sides of an issue. That’s science. Never settled. Redfield v Fauci on lab leak v zoonotic origin of Covid.
Tuesday 21 March 2023
A mate here in Hong Kong, a man I’ve known and loved for years and who I’ve always thought sound, says that he’s a full-on Biden supporter because, he says, Biden is a “steady pair of hands”.
Now here goes. And here goes — please to note — from a non-Trump person. Just I’m a Biden Bear big time. Joining other Democrats who criticise the man. As the late-night comedians used to do to any administration, part of the deal, to keep the powerful to account. But who now to a man are simply Biden boosters. Enough.
Off the top of the head, re Biden as a “safe pair of hands”. Nothing Googled:
“A steady pair of hands?”
A man who screwed up handling Covid, with unnecessary mandates and lockdowns — many that continue to this day. With zero sense and less science.
That locked down the economy, ruining mom-and-pop stores nationwide. That closed schools. When told Europe kept their schools open, said “that’s Europe, this is the US”. Science, right?
That pumped Trillions— with a “T” — of US dollars into the economy, to make up for his lockdown damage and when told this will lead to inflation said “no, it won’t”.
And when did lead to inflation was told it would lead to increase in interest rates, and said “no, it won’t”.
And when it did lead to increased interest rates, we have banking collapses, and stagflation — high interest rates, high inflation and high unemployment.
Which is where we are now.
And that’s just domestically. (And far from a full accounting of the domestic damage from Joe’s “steady hands”. E.G. the whole Title IX stuff, room for a book).
Afghanistan which he abandoned, even though he didn’t have to, that was just “steady hand Joe”. Which handed the Taliban not just the country, and all its women to suppress, but also hundreds of billions of latest American armaments. All unnecessary and so, so sad, for the abandoned people of Afghanistan. It as a geo-strategic blunder, which likely emboldened Putin to push into an Ukraine. It was wrong to invade Afghanistan 20 years ago; it was also wrong to leave. That’s 100% down to “Steady Hands Joe”.
And then have the green light for Putin to invade Ukraine, by letting him know the US would do nothing if they “just” invaded the East, the Donbas region. And so: Ukraine war.
And then bombed the Nordstream gas pipeline, to punish Germany for being too close to Russia, and lied about it, even as we know he did it — you could only believe he didn’t do it, if you’re the person that believes he’s a “steady pair of hands” — that’s an act of war on an ally.
And none of this to even mention his dealings with spies in China, with crooks in Ukraine, the money he made from them, all recorded by his crackhead son, on Hunter’s laptop, which the MSM assiduously ignores, because … well, “steady hands Joe.”
And not to mention — how can we?— that he shat in his pants in Germany. That he farted in front of the Queen. Well, she did laugh, so there’s that.
We have in Joe Biden a President who shits on the world, literally and figuratively, who farts in the face of royalty. Who screws up his own nation. And this man, this senile, this flatulent, this incompetent, this corrupt, this pathetic old man is …
“Steady hands Joe.”
BIDEN SUPPORTERS: give me the counter!
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Monday 20 March 2023
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She is a women’s rights activist. Saying “anti-trans” is wrong. As you’ll see from the long-form interview above.
She speaks for women’s rights in the face of intrusions by some in the trans community and Radical Trans Activists (TRA), many of whom are left wing and not at all trans!
Nazis turned up. Who knows why. Spoiling for a fight maybe? Or could they have been a Fifth Column? Sent in by TRAs to make Kellie-Jay look bad? So that bad across like the Victoria Premier Dan Andrews can call her a merchant of “hate speech”?
What she actually talks about is:
- The intrusion into women’s spaces by biological men, identifying as women.
- Specifically into women’s prisons: where men who have committed crimes take advantage of new self-identity laws lets them demand to be in women’s prisons. That caused a huge ruckus recently in Scotland and led to the downfall of Nicola Sturgeon.
- Against the transitioning and radical surgery in minors. Something which has now had a backlash in the UK and an increasing number of European countries. So why so controversial in Australia.
And yet when I look at Dan Andrews’ tweets, in all he talks as if the Nazis and Kellie-Jay Keen’s “Let Women Speak” were made to sound ine and the same. I’ve seen Keen in several long-form podcasts and she is in no way a Nazi and would have been horrified by Nazis intruding her get together, a gathering of women who are speaking up against the erosion of rights that were hard win over the last half century. Shame on Andrews, and all the MSM that you read if you Google “Kelly Jay Keen in Melbourne”.
ADDED: Kellie-Jay Keen on Wikipedia says she’s an “anti-trans activist”. If you look at what that means, she is none of it. She is only concerned with protecting the rights of women in the face of challenges by radical trans activists to overtake women’s spaces. Imagine young girls and women in female spaces being confronted by biological males, with full kit (around 95% of trans women have not removed their male genitalia). Women and girls don’t like it. Understandably. So where are the trans women to go? Answer: in the men’s room or in gender-neutral places (or ok in women’s room for the 5% who are post-operative, I presume). The answer to the sensitivity of some, can’t be to ignore the sensitivity of many.
Sunday 19 March 2023
Saturday 18 March 2023
I'm not sure about Sullivan's comment on the "unconstitutionality" of some of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ moves. I don't see it, but then I'm not a US Constitutional lawyer That'd be our son John who I must ask about that.
Surely Andrew is not talking of some of the moves to control what books are allowed in schools. Because that's an issue of curriculum not of Free Speech.