Welcome to the Weekend Links for 24-25 April, 2021!
Last week was a nice conversation, and this place is starting to have quite a nice friendly vibe. Folks are being good to each other, and the place has a speakeasy feel to it.
Nicely done folks!
We start with retro footage from the ABC. The thing that stood out to me was how normal most of the women interviewed seemed, even in the face of biased and leading questions. And my guess is this is the worst examples ABC could find, where they expect the audience to look down on the women answering the questions.
Politics And Governance (Chilled version)
No video today. But we have a joke!
The Saturday Morning Joke
Donald Trump, George Bush and Joe Biden were set to face a firing squad in a small central American country.
Donald Trump was the first one placed against the wall and just before the order was given he yelled out “Earthquake”. The firing squad fell into a panic and Donald Trump jumped over the wall and escaped during the confusion.
George Bush was the second one placed against the wall. The squad was reassembled and George pondered what he had just witnessed. Again before the order was given George yelled out “Tornado”. Again the squad fell apart and George slipped over the wall.
The last person Joe Biden was placed against the wall. He was thinking, I see the pattern here, just scream out something about a disaster and hop over the wall. He confidently refused the blindfold as the firing squad was reassembled. As the rifles were raised in his direction, he grinned from ear to ear and yelled “Fire”.
- This is an absolutely phenomenal article. CS Lewis is a great author, and this is about a little known joke he wrote – https://townhall.com/columnists/jaredwhitley/2021/03/27/how-cs-lewis-predicted-woke-education-could-turn-democracy-into-dictatorship-n2586801 – how did I not know about this?
- Big Tech is basically Big Gov. This article details how the CIA funded most of Silicon Valley – https://medium.com/insurge-intelligence/how-the-cia-made-google-e836451a959e – and realistically still owns it. For my money, FANG and associates are basically defense contractors. Well written!
- Seen a lot of stuff around Veblen recently – https://thebaffler.com/latest/a-theory-of-thorstein-veblen-robbins – honestly not sure why.
Fine. Have a video. Also about Veblen goods, introducing… WANT-A-PRENEURS!
Music I Really Liked This Week
This made the news. And chicks twerking.
AusPol is generally depressing.
- Turns out Jacinta is not the next coming of Joan Of Arc – https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/australia-was-blindsided-when-five-eyes-ally-new-zealand-backed-away-from-china-criticism-20210421-p57l5d.html – but may well be the next Greta Thunberg.
- Thank god for small mercies – https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/victoria-s-belt-and-road-deal-with-china-torn-up-20210421-p57l9q.html – Canberra finally does something about little Mao in little MaoTown.
- Avi Yemini is questionable at the best of times – https://www.rebelnews.com/watch_this_is_why_the_mass_vaccination_plan_is_failing_in_melbourne – but he is clearly an agent provocateur, so I guess its expected, “a Chinese national tells me that he doesn’t trust any western vaccine and will only take one made in China” … wtf?
Not Just Cheese Eating Surrender Monkeys
Link: https://www.place-armes.fr/post/lettre-ouverte-a-nos-gouvernants – can someone tell me if this is fake news or a legit translation. Pretty extreme step afaik. Happy to be corrected if wrong.
- The world is becoming a smaller place – https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/28/world/americas/peru-indigenous-rap-renata-flores.html – in so many ways.
- I really liked the pictures – http://www.sixthtone.com/news/1006089/life-on-the-slow-train-views-of-a-vanishing-china – in this article. This is real China, with all its flaws, but also all its beauty and its real people.
- This is a pretty balanced video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JG7hnDUzcXQ – from SerpentZA, all about China.
- Jewish peeps chanting ‘Death To Arabs’ – https://www.rt.com/news/521868-jerusalem-riots-clashes-videos/ – what goes around comes around?
- Seriously racist – https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/04/blm-minneapolis-dont-want-say-need-start-killing-white-folks-maybe-need-feel-pain-hurt-watch/ – stuff here. Races exist, but the smart thing to do is to treat people on their character. But lets be honest the way the world is going… fml…
- Leftists starting a race war – https://amgreatness.com/2021/04/21/its-not-a-race-war-its-something-much-bigger/ – because its a reasonable cover for a power grab.
Everything is dumb, and I need a nap
For 2021, this video is positively profound… and I need a nap.
Soviet Show Trials, Back In 2021 News
Debated adding stuff about the Soviet style show trial of Derek Chauvin this week. Was depressing, so didn’t.
Well – https://thefederalist.com/2021/04/20/kamala-harris-says-guilty-verdict-for-derek-chauvin-isnt-enough/ – the thing is, the reason Frankenstein story is remembered, is as a cautionary tale about not being able to control a monster you created.
These people need to start a race war to distract from their treasonous theft of the 2020 US Election. I guess the cards will fall where they will.
Markets And Stuff
So I don’t know much about this stuff. Reading recommendations are welcome…
- Not sure where this goes – https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2021/04/11/gird-your-loins-woke-ceos-gather-to-fight-against-election-integrity-laws-n1439118 – but seems odd CEO’s are getting involved.
- I’m a huge fan of Ben Hunt – https://www.epsilontheory.com/the-zeitgeist-april-19-2021/ – and the folks at Epsilon Theory! These folks track narrative changes in the markets…
- Markets are becoming politics – https://www.zerohedge.com/technology/google-shadow-bans-searches-riots-today-following-violent-unrest-minnesota – and vice versa. I don’t know what this means…
- Apparently someone was trying to overthrow – https://www.rt.com/russia/521391-belarus-lukashenko-assassination-plot/ – a small eastern european country. Anyone know if this is real/fake news?
- No idea what the Biden administration – https://www.rt.com/russia/521564-biden-putin-summit-pr-stance/ – is trying here.
- Meh – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/taiwan-new-geopolitical-and-economic-flash-point – cause good chance it’ll start here.
No! You First. You Tell The Human!
Have a good weekend peeps, and be good!