My name is Chantal, I’m a 37 year old Police Officer from Western Australia and I had a severe reaction after receiving the Pfizer vaccine

My name is Chantal, I’m a 37 year old Police Officer from Western Australia and I had a severe reaction after receiving the Pfizer vaccine. By Chantal Uren.

In hospital, with left side facial paralysis.

To the people who threatened me with defamation charges and disciplinary action for telling my story, I am disappointed. I’m disappointed that your priority is to silence me for your own ego and agenda rather than ask if I’m ok and offer me any help! At no time have you asked if I’m ok or cared for a second about my health or welfare. You decided that putting me under more stress, when that stress can cause further risk to my life is your priority. It makes me question humanity and how any person can have such a lack of empathy towards another. …

I’ve done nothing wrong, I did what you wanted and look what happened. …

To all the people who have told me that my experience isn’t real and that this could never be true. Before you tell anyone that they are a liar or voice your opinion, ask yourself two things. Firstly. Do I have all the information to voice my opinion and challenge the experience of another and secondly, am I qualified in voicing this opinion.

In August, my employer announced that anyone who was not vaccinated against COVID would be treated differently by having to wear masks at all times in the workplace; excluded from buildings and moved out of their positions that they have worked hard for into office type roles if they are not vaccinated …. This announcement is no secret to the community as it was published on the front page of the West Australian newspaper.

Prior to this announcement, I had decided I was not getting the vaccine. I am entitled to my choice. Please note that I am not an anti-vaxer as some may call it, but I make decisions based around having sufficient information available to me which I believed and still believe I do not have. …

I … had a reaction to an unknown allergy and wanted to wait to speak to an immunologist prior to making a definite decision. However, this appointment was two months off. I felt as though I didn’t really have a choice. I was worried that I would be moved out of my position which is seen as a privileged role.

The morning of my appointment, I was really scared about getting the vaccine as I knew it wasn’t right for me. I spoke to the doctor about my concerns and she was willing to write me a letter to delay it but asked me what would that mean for my job. I didn’t know and it worried me.

That day [the doctor] had spoken to a lot of people from my job and she said that a lot of them felt threatened and put into a position to make a choice that they didn’t want to and whilst in the waiting room, my colleagues told me the same thing. The doctor told me that she was concerned about giving the vaccine to people who weren’t doing it freely by their own choice.

Sadly, I joked with the doctor saying “I’ll be the one the vaccine kills.” Sadly, it could have.

Within 10 minutes of getting the Pfizer vaccine, I got vertigo and nausea and within 15 minutes I had hives all over me. The doctor and ambulance officer got the rash under control but as soon as I got home I had a fever, chills and felt very unwell. For the following 3.5 weeks I suffered rashes every day, fevers as high as 39.7, aching muscles, flu like symptoms, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, pressure in my sinuses and a cough so bad that it felt like my blood vessels were going to explode in my face. Some days I cried because I thought I was going to die. I was so sick. When I thought I was starting to get better, I still had extreme fatigue and was constantly light headed. I went back to work but spent a lot of time laying on my office floor and struggling to get through the day.

On a Tuesday night, I noticed that my eyes felt weird. They had a heavy feeling and felt like they needed rubbing all the time. The next morning I woke up to go to work and one eye wouldn’t open and the other wouldn’t close. The one that wouldn’t close also wouldn’t blink. I thought that I had allergies so I took an antihistamine and drove one hour to work. By 9:00am, I felt my top lip go a bit funny and my work colleague told me that my face was drooping sideways and she was taking me to emergency. I will be forever grateful for her making me go as she saved my life.

Within 1 minute of being at emergency, everyone was rushing around me and I started to panic. Next second I’m getting wired up to machines and a stroke specialist and multiple other doctors and nurses were in my cubicle. I was admitted to hospital.

The next morning, I got up and had a shower but instead I ended up having a stroke. I was in the shower by myself and my body started waving uncontrollably and the right side of my body got a weird sensation. I could no longer stand and I was on the floor scared. My right side got really heavy and felt numb with a weird pins and needles type of sensation. At this stage the left side of my face was fully paralysed and I had extreme muscle weakness in my left arm and leg.

I was taken for more tests which showed that the main artery to my brain had a rupture and I had suffered a mini stroke (TIA). I was transferred to the stroke ward at a different hospital that day and from that moment on, I was monitored hourly.

I can’t tell you how scary it was being in a stroke ward with all elderly patients thinking what the hell am I doing here. I was tested for every illness and nutrient deficiency that could cause a stroke and the doctor said I was perfectly healthy and had no possible cause to what had happened to me. …

I cried multiple times a day. It was mentally hard to get through every moment. I was not allowed to move at first but the nurses let me have bathroom privileges because going to the bathroom in a tray was too upsetting for me. If I moved too much or too fast I could have another stroke. …

When I was discharged from the hospital, I was really happy as I couldn’t stand being locked up in the hospital. … Even though my confidence is increasing, I still worry every second. I am further away from instant care and the risk of permanent brain damage is very real. I now also suffer constant nose bleeds and painful joints.

I was booked in for an appointment at the vaccine safety clinic. Sadly, there were about twenty other women the same age as me sitting around waiting. I didn’t really understand what the appointment was about until I was taken into a private room with a doctor who tried to tell me that the vaccine had nothing to do with what had happened to me but then also couldn’t tell me that it didn’t.

He sat in his chair stating that it was worth the risk of having another stroke to get my second Pfizer shot. How can a doctor sit there and tell someone those things. He was willing to risk my life to meet what I believe his goal to be of getting as many people vaccinated as possible. He didn’t care about my safety and even asked after I refused the vaccine if I wanted him to call me back in three months time to see if I changed my mind. There was no respect for my decision. …

I don’t want anything from telling my story accept the acknowledgement that no vaccine or medical procedure is safe for everyone. This is not my opinion, this is fact and the COVID vaccine is no exception. No one has the right to tell someone else that they have to put something in their body as they don’t know the risks to that person. It is causing a sad division in our society and not making anyone happy. If you choose to have the vaccine then great and if you don’t then that is ok too. Please be kind to each other and treat each other fairly and equally, we all deserve it.

This is very wrong. Our ruling class has gone way too far. Those doctors and bureaucrats trying to fill their quotas and hush up stories like hers need a revelation about themselves. The evil or ignorant people at the top making these policies need to be sacked before they do more harm.

Part of the propaganda push to get us all vaccinated is that the ruling class refuse to gather reliable statistics on the adverse effects of vaccines. So they, and we, cannot know the extent of their folly. Instead, there are anecdotes. Lots and lots of anecdotes, like this one.

Meanwhile, they pretend ivermectin doesn’t work and are very quiet about how some Indian states have almost eliminated covid using ivermectin.

hat-tip Stephen Neil

China’s real-life Squid Game: How organs are harvested from thousands every week for a ‘kill to order’ market

China’s real-life Squid Game: How organs are harvested from thousands every week for a ‘kill to order’ market. By Levi Parsons.

China’s Communist Party removes hearts, kidneys, livers and corneas from 100,000 dissidents and political prisoners every year, with a government-run ‘kill to order’ organ-trafficking network operating on a grand scale, human rights groups claim. …

Nine UN Special Rapporteurs from the Human Rights Council spent over a year unearthing witness testimony and examining China’s highly suspicious organ donor rates to shed new light on the terrifying ‘kill to order’ market.

‘UN human rights experts said today they were extremely alarmed by reports of alleged “organ harvesting” targeting minorities, including Falun Gong practitioners, Uyghurs, Tibetans, Muslims and Christians, in detention in China,’ the statement said.

 

Protesting against organ harvesting in Hong Kong

‘They have received credible information that detainees… may be forcibly subjected to blood tests and organ examinations such as ultrasound and x-rays, without their informed consent; while other prisoners are not required to undergo such examinations.

‘The results of the examinations are reportedly registered in a database of living organ sources that facilitates organ allocation.

‘According to the allegations received, the most common organs removed from the prisoners are reportedly hearts, kidneys, livers, corneas and, less commonly, parts of livers.’ …

One of the ‘red flags’ with China’s organ transplant system is that recipients can book surgeries at specific times and locations. In other medical systems this does not happen because surgeons cannot predict when a person who has elected to be an organ donor will die.

Some prisoners receive death threats and threats of organ harvesting from the police, if they do not renounce their beliefs or refuse to cooperate with the police,’ the statement said. …

Socialism always requires state violence to keep people in line. Because it’s so unjust.

Ron DeSantis wonders if Australia is freer than communist China. Well, no organ harvesting in Australia. But what would I know, I just live in Australia and wasn’t even aware we were under martial law until finding out on Tucker Carlson Tonight.

British Somali Man Murders British MP Sir David Amess in at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea in Essex. Because Islam.

British Somali Man Murders British MP Sir David Amess in at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea in Essex. Because Islam. By the BBC.

The man arrested by police following the killing of the MP Sir David Amess has been named as Ali Harbi Ali, … a [25-year-old] British man of Somali heritage. …

Sir David, who had been a Conservative MP since 1983, was stabbed multiple times as he held a regular Friday meeting with constituents at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea. …

Sir David Amess with wife and four of his five children

Politicians clueless:

Tory MP Andrew Rosindell said the killing of his friend and fellow Essex MP “shouldn’t change things in a way that stops us going about our democratic role”.

“There’s got to be some balance to this. I don’t have an answer,” he told BBC Breakfast on Sunday. “This is not the Britain I want, this is not the country that we’re used to.”

Labour’s Diane Abbott MP said she would prefer to meet constituents behind a screen to prevent possible stabbing attacks.

Terror suspect trained to be a doctor before choosing Sir David Amess at RANDOM because he wanted to execute a politician after becoming radicalised watching YouTube videos. By Jack Wright at the Daily Mail.

Committed murder in the name of Islam

Investigators now believe that there may have been no specific motive for the targeting of Sir David, and that the 69-year-old was stabbed to death because his alleged killer had plotted to kill any national politician – and had succeeded in booking a face-to-face meeting with him at a church in Leigh-on-Sea on Friday.

Sources close to the investigation believe Ali may have considered killing other MPs, including Labour and Tory politicians …

Last night former friends of Ali, a British national of Somali heritage who grew up in a three-bed 1980s terrace house in Croydon with his mother, two sisters and brother, claimed he was radicalised after watching YouTube videos of hate preacher Anjem Choudary. Speaking to The Sun, they claimed that online material turned Ali from a popular pupil into an extremist. …

Ali’s parents split up when he was young and his father returned to Somalia. One neighbour, who has known the family for twenty years, said that Ali spoke of hopes of becoming a doctor with the NHS, saying: ‘He told me he’d been doing exams and he seemed westernised.’ But after finishing school, Ali is alleged to have shown an interest in radical Islam …

Detectives .. have not found any obvious affiliation to a terrorist group and do not believe Ali had ever previously met Sir David. …

A neighbour, who asked not to be named, said: ‘The kids used to go to a mosque nearby, but I didn’t think they did any more. They’ve been very good neighbours.’ …

Another neighbour described the household as ‘polite, respectful and decent’. He said: ‘There was often a tallish chap outside who would be around 25. He would smoke outside. He’d always say hello.

‘They’re a good family. This is off the scale. It’s horrendous.

‘They were all great. I can’t believe it. They were polite and respectful.

Can we now have an honest discussion about Islamist terrorism? By Brendan O’Neill.

The discussion about the horrific slaying of Tory MP David Amess is set to change. Possibly radically. The police’s decision to treat his murder as a potential terrorist incident, with an Islamist motivation, is likely to shake up how the media elites in particular talk about it.

Out will go any implacable political anger and the insistence that we search for the cultural and intellectual influences behind this barbaric act. In their place we’ll see demands for calm. Don’t feel too much fury, we’ll be told. Don’t extrapolate. Don’t blame it on any one faith or ideology. Don’t be Islamophobic. The liberal media will likely stop stirring up passionate feeling about this heinous crime, and instead seek to suppress such emotion. …

From the Manchester Arena bombing to the slaughter in London Bridge, Islamist outrages are always followed by a media demand that we don’t politicise them, don’t make them into focal points for national fury or feeling. Feel grief, of course. …  Just don’t dwell for too long on the frequency of such acts – scores of Brits have been killed by radical Islamists over the past five years – and, whatever you do, don’t ask awkward questions about what this violence might say about the divisions and tensions in 21st-century British society. …

The unbelievable left:

Consider the speed and intensity with which the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox by an extremist right-winger came to be viewed as a violent expression of deep, dark social trends. Especially in relation to Brexit. Her killing was ruthlessly politicised, to the cynical end of political extrapolation, to the cause of demonising Brexit.This contrasts staggeringly with the liberal elite’s response to the Manchester Arena bombing in 2017, and to the Islamist rampage in London Bridge in the same year, and to the stabbing in Fishmongers’ Hall in 2019, and to the Reading stabbing in 2020. Those acts were memorialised, yes — briefly. But they were never politicised. Indeed, those who tried to politicise them, and to organise public expressions of anger about them, were written off as racist and Islamophobic. …

This is why leftists in the UK still talk about the murder in Charlottesville in 2017, where one left-wing woman was mown down by a car being driven by a far-right extremist, but say nothing about the killing of 13 people in Barcelona in the same week by an Islamist terrorist using a van as a weapon.

The rule seems to be: acts of terrorism carried out by extreme right-wingers and white men must be remembered and protested about; acts of terrorism carried out by Islamists, by people from a Muslim background, must be moved on from as swiftly as possible.

Bringing third world politics to Britain. Who could possibly have foreseen that, Tony Blair?

France to Vote on the Great Replacement of Western Civilization

France to Vote on the Great Replacement of Western Civilization. By Giulio Meotti.

Algerian novelist Boualem Sansal, in L’Express, recently described the level of Islamization in France.

“In 2050 we will be a half-Islamic country, in 2100 we will be an Islamic republic”, according to Éric Zemmour, the journalist and presidential hopeful in 2022. This difficult but staggering reality denounced by Zemmour is recognized by everyone, even on the left. Radical left leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon predicted the same kind of scenario, calling it “creolization by 2050”.

In the book Grand Manipulateur, the journalist Marc Endeweld reveals what France’s President Emmanuel Macron says in private on the sensitive issues of immigration:

“The Elysée employees have confided to me that in recent months, especially on the issue of immigration, Macron has not hesitated, in front of his colleagues, to take up Éric Zemmour’s formulas on the Great Replacement. He is obsessed with it”.

The French Government has lost control of some areas:

France’s General Directorate for Internal Security (DGSI) has mapped 150 districts “in possession” of Islamists. These neighborhoods have become enclaves in the hands of fundamentalists, who shape the areas according to their ideology, which, as the word Islam itself denotes, is one of submission.

In places such as Roubaix, “the situation is assuming worrying proportions”, according to a prefect speaking with Le Figaro. Or the center of Perpignan, where “aggression, drug trafficking, Muslim communitarianism, racial tensions and tribal violence” force non-Muslims to move elsewhere. Or Les Izards, a district of Toulouse, “where Arab gangs control the streets in a climate of fear”… The weekly Valeurs Actuelles describes the city of Trappes:

“It has 32,000 inhabitants, 70% of whom are Muslims, 40-50 different nationalities. Most are born here, wear hijab, qami, sarouel, traditional Middle Eastern clothing. The submission is complete. The church cannot compete with the five mosques”. …

Marseille, the second largest city in France,” according to the latest issue of the French monthly Causeur, “is already a quarter Muslim. …

Immigrant women have a fertility rate of 2.73 children, compared to 1.9 for native women.

The city of Lyon is already one-third Islamic. 18% of newborns in France bear a Muslim name. In the 1960s, the figure was 1%. …

Election: last chance to save itself, or submit?

The iceberg is in front of France. Next year, France will decide to try to save itself or continue to sink. Either way, it will unleash a tsunami that will not stop at its borders and instead flood all of Western Europe.

Woke Mediocrity

Woke Mediocrity. By Dominic Green.

Twenty years ago, American politicians sold globalization to their voters by promising that Brazil would become like us. Today, we are becoming like Brazil: a low-trust society with apparently insurmountable differences of class and race, in which the rich live in private spaces defended by a militarized police force, and politics has deteriorated into a theatrical.

Which brings us to another reason Biden’s team might have appointed Buttigieg to Transportation. Buttigieg may be deeply pale and stale, but he is also gay. When he was appointed in February 2021, the media didn’t acclaim him as an expert. They acclaimed him as a civil rights hero. …

Since being appointed US Transport Secretary, Buttigieg  and partner have adopted two babies. The US transport system is currently breaking down, and many shelves are empty in US stores.

Why … would an administration that claims to value infrastructure give an $87-billion budget to someone whose prior experience — mayor of that major transport hub, South Bend, Indiana — didn’t even extend to control over South Bend Transpo and its 18 bus routes?

Meritocracy is modern, but woke is postmodern.

The West has bet the house on vaccines. It’s not looking good.

The West has bet the house on vaccines. It’s not looking good. By David Evans.

We assumed that covid vaccines would be like other vaccines — they would stop you catching the disease, end of problem. But this first generation of vaccines has not lived up to expectations, and the reality just keeps getting worse and worse.

Funny but sad, brilliantly set to In the Hall of the Mountain King from Peer Gynt by Edvard Grieg:

The realization that we may be creating a nightmare situation like Marek’s disease is still ahead.

So how did this mess develop? Either the conspiracy theorists are onto something, or money talked:

Jordan Schachtel:

Pfizer currently has 92 lobbyists in Washington, D.C.

Johnson & Johnson has 67

Merck has 53

Gilead has 46

Natural immunity has zero.

Western governments have bet the house on vaccines. They have even discouraged or banned ivermectin. History is not going to be kind to the current ruling class.

via Tyler Durden

Back to the Cold 1970s for Europe

Back to the Cold 1970s for Europe. By John Hinderaker. Gas prices have gone up five-fold in the last year.

Europeans are looking forward to a cold, dark winter. Natural gas is scarce and expensive, and the “green” energy in which European countries have invested many billions of dollars can’t produce reliable electricity. So panic is starting to set in. …

Wind turbines produce electricity around 40% of the time; solar panels much less often in a climate like England’s. So despite endless “green energy” investments, most of the time the energy source is not wind or solar, but rather natural gas. Why natural gas? Because you can start up and shut down a natural gas plant in response to the weather, in a way that you can’t start up or shut down a coal plant or a nuclear reactor. When people talk about using wind and solar energy, what they mostly mean is burning natural gas. …

Energy this unreliable is essentially pointless, and with fears rising of Britons freezing in their homes, no one is counting on wind or solar power.

On top of that, global temperature probably peaked in late 2016 and we are now in global cooling. More on that soon.

An interesting collision coming up, between ideology and profiteering on the one hand and reality on the other. At what point when they will abandon the stricter carbon emission measures?

The Australian Federal Government’s Net-Zero Betrayal

The Australian Federal Government’s Net-Zero Betrayal. By Cian Hussey.

With the Liberal-National Coalition government about to officially sign onto a 2050 net-zero emissions target, many Australians are wondering what the point of the 2019 election was.

At the so-called “climate election,” the Coalition proposed maintaining their existing policy of a 26 percent reduction on 2005 levels by 2030. Labor proposed more significant reductions in emissions by 2030 and net-zero emissions by 2050.

The Coalition won an unlikely third term after it told mainstream Australians it would prioritise their jobs and livelihoods ahead of any further emissions reduction efforts.

From 2019

But now, the Coalition is on the cusp of adopting Labor’s policy, one that Prime Minister Scott Morrison described before the election as “reckless.”

This is further evidence that debate in Australia’s democracy is taking place within what seems to be an ever-receding set of boundaries that are vigorously policed by the elites and the political class.

On all the big issues facing Australia’s future, from climate policy and housing affordability to mass migration, many mainstream Australians feel like they are being denied the opportunity to fully participate in debate and have their say.

For five Federal elections in a row — back to the election where Gillard lied and Oakeshott and Windsor betrayed their voters and switched sides — the Australian public has voted against climate emission reduction. Yet, we got it.

Still, at least climate was an election issue. Mass migration was never even an issue; we never got to vote on that.

Climate policy tearing Australia apart

Climate policy tearing Australia apart. By Chris Kenny.

It seems now that through climate policy, mainstream people are about to be abandoned by the political class.

The fissure in our nation has been frayed and torn by tensions over border protection, immigration, climate change and freedom of speech for decades, but it appears that net zero by 2050 will be the cause that finally cleaves the nation into two classes — two cohorts of Australians who are deaf and blind to each other’s perspective.

On one side are people removed from the coalface of the economy, people whose weekly budget is far less important to them than political and moral posturing. On the other side are people directly connected to the productive parts of the economy, who know the exact amount of their quarterly power bill. …

Australia’s RINOs:

The inexorable rise of the moderate faction within the Liberal Party will have seen it follow political fashion, give in to the bullies, and seek the approval of the media/political class rather than fight for practical policies and the interests of mainstream people. This will jeopardise a ­federal election victory that was looking more than likely.

The trouble with the climate debate is that there is so little science and economics involved. We get emotionalism, partisanship, and alarmism instead. We need a focus on the impacts, good and bad, of global warming, and the likely causes, as well as the costs, benefits and utility of potential remedies.

Catastrophism and slogans do not cut it. …

What we get, however, is debate about rich countries, wind turbines, electric cars, and pie in the sky dreams about government-driven energy solutions such as green hydrogen, offshore wind and magic battery breakthroughs. Signing on to net-zero 2050 is to endorse this fanciful ­virtue-signalling correctly called out by teenage climate hysteric Greta Thunberg as mere “blah, blah, blah”.

More say on Australia’s climate policy than Australian voters

It is humiliating for a significant country like ours to go along with this. Are we going to pretend not to see the energy supply and price crisis, largely caused by climate policies, that is gripping the European advocates? …

The Liberal Party, the Coalition parties, used to exist to resist such folly and stand up for aspirational and practical Australians. Instead, they are going to leave mainstream concerns to someone else.

Xi Jinping’s two-track foreign policy

Xi Jinping’s two-track foreign policy. By Walter Russell Mead.

Xi Jinping stunned the world over the weekend. The Chinese leader’s speech left no doubt about his commitment to the ultimate incorporation of Taiwan into the People’s Republic of China. But it was what the Chinese President didn’t say, and the context in which he didn’t say it, that mattered most. …

The relative restraint in Xi’s latest speech was remarkable. It was a speech Deng Xiaoping could have given, referring to peaceful reunification on the “one country, two systems” basis with no explicit military threats.

The answer has everything to do with politics at home. China is facing disruptive conditions. As the giant property developer Evergrande stumbles toward collapse, crackdowns on tech and other businesses have wiped out more than $US1 trillion ($1.36 trillion) in asset values and made businesses jittery about the Communist Party’s next moves. At the same time a massive energy crisis has imposed widespread blackouts across much of China, while the more transmissible Delta variant presents the Chinese method of pandemic control with its harshest test yet.

The Chinese Communist Party is supposed to be bringing China to a new age of ease and plenty. That is not how things look to a middle-class family who invested their savings in Evergrande investment products, and who must walk up the stairs to their overpriced 10th-floor apartment because the power is out.

To keep the economy running, China must stroke its neighbours rather than slap them. It is all very well to threaten and insult Australia, but when your power stations across the Chinese Rust Belt have run out of fuel, you need Australian coal to keep the lights on. From Beijing’s point of view, this would be a terrible time for a major Taiwan crisis.

But the party also needs to keep nationalist opinion stoked at home. Communist China is supposed to be a rising superpower that others fear and respect. Beijing can’t afford to look as if it’s tamely accepting foreign encroachments on Taiwan.

And so Xi seems to have decided, for now, on a two-track foreign policy. The showy intrusions into Taiwan’s air-defence identification zone and the tough talk in Xi’s July speech painted a picture of a strong leader standing against the world. But the goal is to rattle sabres without starting a fight, while Beijing waits for better times.

This is a pause, not a change of direction.

hat-tip Stephen Neil

Chinese Domestic Woes Probably Delaying Any Taiwan Invasion

Chinese Domestic Woes Probably Delaying Any Taiwan Invasion. By Robert Gottliebsen.

China is in deep trouble and those troubles are spreading into the $200-300 billion Asian high debt market. They will increase substantially the cost of buying Chinese goods. …

Already the debt woes of the Evergrande group are causing investors to refuse to lend more money to Chinese developers.

Yields have exploded from 10 to 24 per cent. The bond market message is that unless there is a Beijing rescue there will be not only massive losses in China but large losses in the region.

China’s best hope of getting through its economic difficulties is, paradoxically, the American consumer whose thirst for goods is already enabling China to boost US exports at higher prices. …

Threats to Xi at home:

What Xi didn’t realise was that Chinese property developers were incredibly highly leveraged and were selling vast numbers of dwellings “off the plan” and to complete those dwellings the developers had to maintain high levels of borrowing. …

The buyers of these apartments, plus their friends and relatives are in a state of extreme agitation. The wealth of the Chinese middle class is concentrated in property and … the Chinese have high mortgages. In a few months property values in many areas have fallen 20 to 30 per cent and sales have gone down by a similar amount. …

President Xi’s power comes from the ability of his administration to deliver prosperity to the Chinese, so this is a very dangerous situation.

Exporting higher prices:

Obviously Australian exports will be affected, and the iron ore price has already fallen. If Australia is smart it will take the freeing of our coal as a China first concession. We might respond by not leading the pack in trying to nail the Wuhan laboratory as the source of Covid-19. It almost certainly is the source, but it is time to move on given the crisis in China. …

Meanwhile the US is awash with money which is boosting consumer demand and a great deal of that demand is satisfied by Chinese goods. But as the cost of these Chinese goods rises sharply it will further boost American inflation. Australia going to face exactly the same situation.

Greater respect for Australia:

China now has serious power shortages that cause blackouts for both consumers and industry. The virus lockdowns also hit output.

Clearly the underlying power problem was caused by more forces than the absence of Australian coal but China is now ramping up local production.

In the turmoil, relations with Australia are at a critical point. While, understandably, China is not happy with the recent AUKUS nuclear technology/submarine pact and the QUAD alliance between Australia, the US, India and Japan, there is at least now a greater respect for Australia.

China had watched France defraud Australia in the submarine deal adding to our mistakes with the frigate and Joint Strike Fighter. In China’s eyes this tiny country was squandering hundreds of billions in useless defence expenditure. China thought we were dumb and, understandably, had no respect for us.

But Prime Minister Morrison and Defence Minister Dutton have been much more astute than China thought was possible.

Joe Rogan gets CNN’s chief medical correspondent to admit CNN lied about ivermectin

Joe Rogan gets CNN’s chief medical correspondent to admit CNN lied about ivermectin. By Becket Adams.

CNN claimed this year that talk show host Joe Rogan injected himself with horse dewormer after he contracted the coronavirus.

It was a lie. Not a misstatement or an exaggeration, but an outright lie. Rogan did no such thing. Rather, he took the human version of ivermectin, as prescribed by his doctor.

It’s a perfectly normal and safe drug taken by literally billions of people. Yet night after night, CNN told its viewers Rogan had swallowed livestock paste.

This week, Rogan had a chance to confront CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta over the cable network’s dishonest reporting. Gupta admitted eventually in the interview that, yeah, CNN clearly said things that were not true.

CNN’s Effort to Clean up the Gupta Train Wreck Interview Proves Joe Rogan’s Point. By Nick Arama.

But that’s the problem with CNN in a nutshell, and it’s the point that Rogan was making. They don’t care about the truth; it’s all about narrative.

Rogan just exposed how empty and false Gupta and CNN were with all this. But you wouldn’t know it, if you listened to the spin that CNN subsequently gave about the interview.:

CNN’s [DonLemon]: “It is not a lie to say that [Ivermectin] is used as a horse de-wormer. I think that’s important. And it is not approved for Covid.”

[Gupta]: “Correct … If you look at the data, there is no evidence that it really works [against Covid].”

That last is a lie too. No evidence? How do you think India beat covid? Ivermectin only works against the viral build-up, in the first of the three stages of covid. In the subsequent blood clotting and cytokine storm phases, ivermectin is much less effective.

The establishment purposely did a few trials using ivermectin on patients already past the viral replication stage and, sure enough, it had little effect. This is what they are quoting when they say ivermectin doesn’t work against covid.

Glenn Greenwald:

In these corporate outlets — and I know, because I worked with several — they know their audience doesn’t mind lying if it’s aimed at their adversaries. They want that! CNN knows their audience doesn’t want a retraction.

This is not hyperbole: in the liberal sector of the corporate media — by far the largest and most dominant wing — lying and disinformation are not prohibited or even frowned up. It’s encouraged and rewarded, as long as it’s directed at the ideological enemies of their audience.

When the Ruling Class Doubles Down on Censorship and Lies, the Western Public Turns to Samizdat

When the Ruling Class Doubles Down on Censorship and Lies, the Western Public Turns to Samizdat. By Kerry Wakefield.

I know of one family where two siblings have diametrically opposite positions on Covid vaccines, and each rages that the other is brainwashed. Much of your opinion on these issues will be governed by the news you choose, with legacy media trumpeting a solid pro-vaxx, pro-restriction line, and social media censoring some vaccine data as ‘misinformation’.

In this climate of mistrust and suspicion, with unprecedented government overreach into our daily lives, I’m fascinated to see emerging a kind of samizdat, an underground grapevine that the like-minded use to share illicit information of various kinds, such as how to buy ivermectin, recently put out of reach by Australia’s TGA ban. There are email chains that share information, chatter on which websites and social media accounts to follow to keep up to date with inconvenient science, even thoughts on how to get across state borders. …

Elites no longer control the flow of information and they live in constant fear of being undone, hence the exaggerated repression.

Long live all those wonderfully human networks and chains of information, even if they spread as much misinformation as truth. That is a far preferable state of affairs to the utter darkness of censorship and control.

The triumph of America’s ruling class: secrecy is the key to their power

The triumph of America’s ruling class: secrecy is the key to their power. By Jacob Siegel.

America is caught in a “revolutionary spiral”. An oligarchy composed of a small number of corporate and government rulers may be in control, but they face opposition from Rednecks clutching at guns and God, working-class peasants of colour resistant to polygender empowerment doctrines and vaccine mandates, and the fact that roughly half of the US population has so far refused to submit to their rule. …

Pretensions of democracy aside, this is the real political landscape in the US, argued the American scholar of statecraft Angelo Codevilla. The oligarchy demands complete submission, the locals refuse, each party grants itself greater licence in what is permitted to defeat the other and the country spirals toward revolutionary violence. Codevilla, who last month died aged 78 near his vineyards in California, termed it a “cold civil war”.

For Codevilla, America’s founding tradition of republican self-government has been replaced by a ruling class of both Democrats and Republicans that is steeped in progressive ideology and hides its power in the operations of a vast administrative Leviathan. …

Codevilla became highly-influential because he was right:

When I had the chance to interview Codevilla in 2017, his generosity left an impression, as did his voice. For someone who came to America as an early adolescent, he had no discernible accent save a highly articulated diction and crisp, mid-Atlantic consonants. It was the voice of someone obviously learned, slightly mischievous, direct and lacking pretension.

He was a government insider who internalised the vision of America’s founders and an unsparing critic of the intelligence agencies who failed to make the country safer while hijacking its politics. You could disagree with his conclusions, as many did when he defended first the Tea Party and later the political movement around Donald Trump. But it was clear he was a man who lived partly outside his own time, translating Machiavelli into English and consulting Thucydides to diagnose the causes and effects of a growing administrative state.

Codevilla was best known for his writing on the American ruling class. Indeed, the idea that America is no longer ruled by a collection of individuals selected on their merits — and its popularity on the American Right — is largely Codevilla’s legacy. …

What he said about our ruling class:

“Today’s ruling class,” Codevilla wrote, “was formed by an educational system that exposed them to the same ideas and gave them remarkably uniform guidance, as well as tastes and habits”. From Washington to Silicon Valley, progressive elites share a “social canon of judgments about good and evil, complete with secular sacred history, sins (against minorities and the environment), and saints”. While the test for entry into this class is moral and aesthetic, it exercises power through offices of the administrative state, whose authority rests on secrecy.

Codevilla’s most original and striking contribution was to argue that secrecy, rather than expertise, is the foundation of ruling class power. ...

“The bipartisan ruling class that grew in the Cold War, who imagined themselves and who managed to be regarded as entitled by expertise to conduct America’s business of war and peace, protected its status against a public from which it continued to diverge by translating the commonsense business of war and peace into a private, pseudo-technical language impenetrable to the uninitiated.”

As used by American spy agencies, “secrecy” can mean hiding information or obtaining it surreptitiously. But it might equally refer to the deployment of academic and scientific obscurantism to justify unpopular policies such as the forced masking of school children or the imposition of racial mysticism in school curricula and corporate boardrooms.

No debate, just do as you are told:

The logic of such policies is never straightforwardly presented to the public, where it can be refuted on its own terms, because the logic of this or that policy is beside the point. In the end, the secular utopianism of early twentieth century progressive ideology combined with a secrecy-powered security state built to win the cold war and produced a strange offspring: our new America.

Socialised into the belief that they alone have the skill and moral sensitivity required to govern, America’s elites regard their countrymen not as fellow citizens to be reasoned with but as subjects to be ruled, no different in principle from the Afghans and Iraqis designated for liberation. …

The Biden regime:

Biden shows no interest at all in dismantling the massive and immensely powerful war on terror security apparatus that, left intact, will always find new enemies to justify its existence. In fact, part of Biden’s motivation to get out of Afghanistan was to … refocus the surveillance and policing power of the national security state on political enemies at home.

The plan, outlined in June, deems white supremacist and anti-government militia groups the “most persistent and lethal threat” to the US out of all “domestic terrorist” ideologies. To combat this, the National Security Council strategy calls for increased government spying powers combined with efforts at reeducation. It is “the first document,” writes the Center for Strategic and International Studies, “to directly tie US counterterrorism efforts to broader social issues such as systemic racism, police reform and gun control”.

All of this is as Codevilla predicted. Many have criticised US military policy in Afghanistan and the opaque and divisive racial theories being imposed in American schools. Codevilla recognised that they are structurally indivisible, two sides of an American ruling-class ideology that defines itself in opposition to the values and preferences of most American citizens.

This ideology generates endless cycles of failure because it reflects not particular policies but the gross inadequacies of those who have a monopoly on institutional power. It “guarantees,” as Codevilla wrote in 2014, “unending conflict with all nations and strife among ourselves”.

Leftists compete with each other by being more virtuous, which they define as being more unlike traditional Americans. After all, you cannot stand out as more virtuous than your fellow man if you are just the same as him. Eventually difference became hatred — “look how different I am, look how much I hate the common man!”

Yet, in a democracy, the left needs the votes of the common man. No problem, they said, they would replace the common man — demographics is destiny. But then what? Personnel is policy. The left really didn’t think this through. They just virtue signalled too much, and now look at the mess they made.

Brain Drain Hyper-Hypocrisy of the Left

Brain Drain Hyper-Hypocrisy of the Left. By David Cole.

Let’s take a trip back to Nazi Germany. There was a period between 1933 and the start of the war when German Jews were basically living under Jim Crow-style exclusionary laws.

During this period of “Jim Crohen,” Jews could live freely…to an extent. Much like blacks in the American South, there were laws against intermarriage, there were property ownership proscriptions, and most important, Jews were excluded from a host of jobs. They couldn’t own media outlets, and 1933’s Law for the Restoration of the Professional Civil Service purged Jews from a wide variety of professions, including schoolteachers, university professors, doctors, judges, and a slew of other white-collar endeavors.

During this period Jews could still own their little shops, their kosher restaurants, their religious schools; they could still marry their own kind and have kids, they could even travel freely.

They just couldn’t engage in activities that the Nazis saw as likely to “influence” the German public (Jews: the first people to be banned from being “influencers.” The schmucks who gave us Zuckerberg got Zuckerberg’d fifty years before the bastard was born!).

Initially, many German Jews thought they could ride out what they considered a temporary inconvenience. …

I mention all of this because the topic of Nazi exclusionary laws came up last week when MIT canceled a lecture by … renowned University of Chicago professor [Dorian Abbot, a geophysicist] because … Abbot had compared Nazi Germany’s exclusion of Jewish intellectuals to the current exclusion of whites via “diversity” quotas:

Ninety years ago Germany had the best universities in the world. Then an ideological regime obsessed with race came to power and drove many of the best scholars out, gutting the faculties and leading to sustained decay that German universities never fully recovered from.

We should view this as a warning of the consequences of viewing group membership as more important than merit, and correct our course before it’s too late. …

Among Western Jews, it’s indeed taken as canon that the professional exclusions during the Jim Crohen period badly debilitated Germany as a nation. You’ll find this 1930s “brain drain” discussed at length in hundreds of Holocaust books, essays, and lectures. …

But wait…I’m confused. Leftist Jews (i.e., most Jews) are the primary intellectual and financial movers and shakers behind the notion that nothing is lost when Americans use quotas and diversity bullying to replace skilled workforce whites with Third World immigrants. In theory, the Jewish elites tell us, there’s nothing a white can do that Umbabwe the Ghanaian ditch-digger, Ixtpatl the bare-assed Peruvian tree-dwelling Indian, or Al-Suqdiq the Afghan pedophile can’t do as well or better.

Yet as the [2011 IZA (Institute of Labor Economics)] paper outright states, the removal of a high-IQ people led to severe negative consequences because some groups are just better than others — smarter, more skilled — and if that group dominates a particular field it’s because of the natural order, and when you monkey with that natural order by removing the members of that group to satisfy racial quotas set by political leaders, your nation suffers.

Well, son of a bitch. Who knew?

The IZA paper is missing only one thing: an explanation of why this principle only applies to 1930s Germany but not anywhere in the present-day West.

Don’t expect that explanation anytime soon. …

Spelling it out:

The white West must be brought down. That’s the left’s goal. And the tactics are in service of it, which is why they so often seem contradictory.

In Germany, you convince the indigenous whites that they ruined their nation by removing the people with the good genes. Irrational Jew-hatred blinded the Germans to the fact that they should’ve recognized the natural skills of Jews and respected them. Now that Germans have dumbed down their nation, they must import millions of immigrants, because the detrimental effects of the 1930s purge show that Germans can’t hack it on their own.

But in America, you say the opposite. There are no “good genes.” In fact, there are no genes at all, and there’s no such thing as a “naturally skilled” group. Replacing skilled workers is fine. IQ is a myth, as anybody can do anything as well as anyone else. All groups are interchangeable, so caps and quotas in the name of equity do no harm. …

In Germany, assert that removing skilled workers for racial reasons led to disaster.

In America, assert that removing skilled workers for racial reasons is the only way to avert disaster.

In Germany, claim that labeling everything bad as “Jewish” (“Jew math,” “Jew media,” “Jew science”) led to a dumbing-down of the nation.

In America, claim that labeling everything bad as “white” (“white math,” “white media,” “white science”) will lead to a smarter and more prosperous nation.

By the time the U.S. brain-drain purge bears its fetid fruit, by the time everything collapses like that “diversity bridge” a few years ago that was championed as proof that engineering requires neither white males nor engineering know-how, the damage will have been done.

What’s next for American whites? And will the rest of the West copy?

Leftist Virtue-Signaling Leads to Jim Snow in the USA

Leftist Virtue-Signaling Leads to Jim Snow in the USA. By the Z-Man. “Jim Snow” refers, of course, to Jim Crow race laws directed against whites.

The war on whiteness, as the beautiful people like to put it, is supposed to be about the bad whites. These are the people who use taboo language and maintain anachronistic opinions about the human condition. They are the problem, not everyday white people.

This is not true, of course, but it has been an important part of the program, as it allows most whites to think they are the good guys, even as their neighbors are being picked off one by one. There is usually some way to justify the bad fortune of a white person hurled into the void for heresy. “It is a shame Bob got fired, but he really should not have used the N-word in third grade.”

Recently, we have seen a sudden break from this deception and a tacit admission that we now live in the age of Jim Snow. There are rules and standards for the white population, who are treated like a hated minority despite being the majority. Then we have a set of rules for the nonwhite population, who are often treated as sacred objects by the ruling class. Whites are sinners in the hands of angry nonwhite gods.

Example 1: BLM monstrosity versus Islamic release

An easy example is the Derek Chauvin case. He is the white cop sent away for decades for the crime of arresting a black guy who went berserk in public. Chauvin’s crime is that he is white and a black guy overdosed in his custody just when the people in charge wanted to hang a white guy. Everything about the case was a morality play put on by the ruling class to libel white Americans.

To show that this was not some weird accident of fate, note that the Minnesota court has now denied Chauvin the right to an attorney in his appeal. Also note that the same court overturned the conviction of Mohamed Noor, the former Minneapolis police officer who executed a white woman. He opened fire on her from his squad car but was only charged with manslaughter. …

Example 2: Hate Hoaxes.

Another example of how Jim Snow works is the hate hoaxes. A staple of this age is a nonwhite ham-handedly staging a hate crime. These often involve backward swastikas or comically fashioned nooses. The latest is a black woman in Atlanta pretending to be a white man, while sending threatening letters to other blacks. This story is so common, it is what used to be called a “standing head” in the newspaper business.

A long-standing principle in Anglo-Saxon jurisprudence used to be that false accusations were treated as harshly as the crime itself. That never applies in these cases, as the perpetrator is usually given a pass. In this case, the woman is facing some minor charges that will be dropped in a plea deal. If it had been a white man, he would be facing life in prison without possibility of parole.

White parents are now “domestic terrorists”, says the left:

As if they feel the need to drive home the point, the Justice Department has now declared white parents are domestic terrorists. The reason is they are white, and they do not want their children to be taught Critical Race Theory. This is the latest antiwhite pogrom to train white people to hate themselves, their ancestors, and, in the case of schoolkids, their own parents. By international standards, this qualifies as cultural genocide, but it is okay because the target is white people. …

Now so blatant:

This is what makes the sudden lack of deception in the war on white people a strange and possibly dangerous development. …

They could have reached the point where they no longer feel the need to hide their loathing of white America. The theme that runs through official dogma is that the Cloud People now identify themselves by their hatred of white people and the culture they created. The unhinged hatred of Trump, for example, was really just a hatred of white people. Being anti-Trump was about being antiwhite.

Pat Buchanan famously said that America was the first country to have a ruling class that hated the people over whom it ruled. It turns out that they only hate some of the people, the white majority.

The question that naturally follows is can such a country last when the ruling elite despises the majority with such passion? More important, can such a country last when the majority begins to hate their rulers back?

That’s where competitive virtue signaling has led. Leftists define themselves on how much better they are than common, traditional Americans, on how much they despise them.