Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Take That, You Naughty Americans! The Triumph of the Salty Copium Eaters!

To the Lotus Eaters: Gentlemen, love the Podcast of the Lotus Eaters but in this particular podcast, you're making this far too easy for me to make japes at your expense at this display of mis-placed national pride. Presenting an argument with so many holes in it and with such selective framing and leaving out, at least to you, embarrassing historical details that would negate your entire thesis. To the point of rendering it a farcical display of cope with how your people completely blew your once great empire and are now forced to endure the indignity of living in America's shadow. So much so that perhaps this is just comedy as I did get a few good chuckles over it. But if you're serious, this is nothing less than a pitiful exercise in whining and blaming others for your mistakes. Embarrassing, gentlemen, poor show. So much so, that I'm embarrassed for you. But fear not, for after I've had my druthers in unsealing a tin of whup-ass upon you to let the punishment fit the crime all the while enjoying some innocent merriment at your expense, I shall be magnanimous afterwards because I really do like you guys.

Yes America did import black Africans as slaves mostly while British colonies though. Wasn't it from about 1607 to 1776? Versus 1776 to 1865? Or did we conveniently forget that trifling little factoid? I know: Oh but the British outlawed the international slave trade, my dear boy! Yes and after how long of running it? Doesn't matter as how the Empire had its come to Jesus moment in 1833 and so all is forgiven and forgotten. Hands washed clean and fingers firmly pointed at the Americans. Huzzah!

And for how long did Britain keep the workhouses going or should we not speak of it as perhaps being a form of slavery that lingered into the early 20th century or kinda sorta not because workers were indeed fairly compensated for their labour with food and lodgings? Well, that's besides the point, old boy! It doesn't count after all because it was almost all poor white people and we're talking about black African slavery here and the rotten mess you Americans made of racism. It's perfectly okay to enslave and mistreat one's own people but never those of BAME as that would be uncouth. And as the selective amnesia Brits set the rules, the Brits win again. Huzzah! The Nepenthe Eaters triumph!

But with open immigration being a uniquely American thing and that those rascal Yanks (why do you keep blaming baseball players?) foisted upon you, so when did the Windrush thing welcoming Jamaican blacks with open arms happen? After 1965 with the Hart-Celler Immigration act? Why no, old bean, it was in 1948! Like during the time you Brits were constantly scolding us on how mean we were to blacks and mostly closed to immigration since the 1920's. Why look at you in 1948, so inclusive! Or perhaps in the early 1960's making films in Arabic inviting Muslims to come to Britain because you were so tolerant. Unlike us Americans, of course. And when did you start importing South Asians and allowed them to live among their own in ethnic enclaves? Well the tea-eaters may have done open immigration and tolerance of non-European people of colour before the Americans but it's still all us bloody American's fault as why should you take the blame for your own mistakes. Huzzah! The Amnesia Eaters win because they said so! Victory is yours! *slow clap*

But now, gentlemen of the Lotus Eaters, being in a generous mood fed by my amusement at taking the mickey out of you, and I shan't get into why you had a mouse inside you in the first place, but I shall provide you with the least cringe inducing excuse for this current mess that is closest to the truth that still grants you a spectacular triumph in being right:

(Start with characteristic English harumph) "Now see here, old sock, well yes we did start all that poppycock about women in high office, honoring gay men, open immigration with multiculturalism, showing lady's boobs on the telly and our page 3 girl, and all that all the while wagging our finger at you backwards, puritanical Americans. Well, yes, we did turn a blind eye to noncery since the swinging 60's. But for God's sake, we never thought you'd be mad enough to do all those silly things! And then to export our foolishness back to us, oh the bloody cheek!

We never meant for you American louts to do any of the things we said you should do in the 60's through the 80's. Why, we were just doing our British superiority dance, old thing which is kind of a palias glide whilst doing pelvic thrusts in your general direction. Just to keep up appearances, stiff upper lip and maintain the delusion that the English are better than you Yanks so necessary for our sanity. [Interjection: Sorry boys, you'd have to win more than 27 World Series rings to get there.] What bloody fool would do what we Brits, much less the French or other Europeans told them to do, as at least since Dunkirk even a blind man could see what incompetents we are! And the other Europeans are worse than we and one would have to be a complete odious, burke to listen to them as you've done. For heaven's sake, we own goaled ourselves as we blew our empire to pieces so hard the damned ball went up our arses. I doubt you Americans can appreciate just how much finesse is required to bungle something on such an epic scale let alone get a football lodged in such awkward location whilst making it look like child's play. Pure talent that, sonny Jim.

And not to mention how we almost accidently started World War III over the Suez Canal incident, pretty well irradiated ourselves with that Windrush thing, wretched American gadgets, made a complete hash out of honey trapping a Soviet military attache which ended up in the Profumo affair. How daft can you people be to let us have nukes as you know we'll most likely blow ourselves up with them? And you lot were taking notes on our social criticisms. Have you learned nothing from when Tony Blair told you Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction hidden in his trousers and you to this day still take his slimy counsel as wisdom? What bloody lunatic listens to Tony Blair as even we have wits enough not to listen to him!

So you see, chaps, this really is all your fault as you twits took all our utter folly and nonsense seriously and made it a reality for yourselves as we had long ago done to ourselves. I mean socialism. Who would be stupid enough to try that? Besides us and the Europeans. Ah, you Americans, of course because we told you to. And as for our Lotus Eaters subtle snide remarks about Americans, we've earned, earned I say, this right, you see. Imagine the shame we had to endure to come begging, sorry, I mean manfully asking, for help against Hitler in a war we could perhaps have done a better job of not letting happen in the first place. Mind you, not that we couldn't have beaten him ourselves, sans lend-lease, the money, the spam, the weapons and whatnot even after leaving all our equipment in Dunkirk, because we would somehow by reasons and suchlike. But then you bounders take another bloody year to get in the war and afterwards expect us to pay back our loans when you know we're scint wastrels. Dash it all, you were over here, overpaid and oversexed, taking our birds and making us look underpaid and undersexed and to top it all off, under Eisenhower. Is it any wonder we Brits grouse endlessly about you Yanks? But remember, we still had one over on you cheeky Americans. We had George Formby and all you lot had was Glenn Miller, so HA! You shall never best us in in being gormless.

Imagine now how we feel when you Yank go about inventing the aeroplane, binary digital computers, the microprocessor, and other gadgets and put men on the moon when we Brits only had Lucas Electrics and are foxed by the coffee machine at Prete a Manger. But we here in the UK invented the Butlins so top that! Now how do you think we English feel when we, your mother country, the galaxy's oldest democracy, the older and more advanced civilization in debauchery and decadence have to live in your economic and technological shadow? And then to add insult to injury, you exceed us in debauchery and decadence. How could you! You could have at least left leadership in debauchery and decadence to your poor, old, mother country, you ungrateful scamps!
Now then, we Brits have indeed earned the right to grouse about Americans and make any assortment of snide remarks to make ourselves feel better about being second rate. So take that!"

As promised, I do hope this helps you cope in a better, more stylish way, gentlemen and of course, I shall remain at your disposal should you require further, discreet assistance in this matter.

Your Most Obedient Servant
Donald Cavaioli

Thursday, May 26, 2022

The Shadenfreude of Prophesy Come True

Old news now but still humorous. It's been sitting in the draft box for two years so maybe it's time to dust it off and shoo the moths away as it might still have some freshness to it.

There's nothing that can bring a smile to the face of the Caretaker better than to witness the tears and pathetic whining of an old, white Democrat machine politician. Nor can anything make him laugh all the harder than watching his prophesy of the white Dem machine's people of color pets turn on them. They deserve nothing less for their truly weapons-grade stupidity in believing a group of privileged, white progressive liberal politicians can jump out in front of the identity politics parade and lead it themselves. Sow the wind of the white man evil racist and reap the whirlwind of the people of color's revenge.

QNS: Progressive Jackson Heights councilman ‘miffed’ after Democratic Socialists rally at his home   by Bill Parry, posted June 19th, 2020

Snivel and whine you old fool then go through with defunding the police you still hide behind. And if the armed men trusted to guard and protect the local managerial elite some day finally decide not only do they not need those pathetic excuses for the local Ruling Class but they're a liability as well, then those weak and cowardly creatures are on their own and at the mercy of the citizens they so long abused. As well, those formerly seen as mere POC/identity/grievance group pets will also have their druthers. 

Do recall what Dante wrote in The Inferno that the inscription above the gates of hell reads "Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here" and that the damned will be forced to enter those gates on their bellies. If this day of reckoning happens within our lifetimes, I won't have any part in this but our Betters and Masters will get the full technicolor Inferno experience and will have deserved it. 

However, If I'm still around, I'll be sure to smile and wave to all the heads of white liberals and SJW leftists/DSA freaks mounted on spikes as I walk by.

Donald Cavaioli

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

The Magnificent and Essential Work of Raising Awareness and Profiting from Taxpayer Money in the Process. Results not Necessary!

Here's what Our Glorious Leaders of the People's Banana Empire of New York latest Grand Strategy for combatting Climate Change™ and save us from the new Noah's flood that will engulf us in 20 years: 

Waterfront Alliance secures federal funding for climate resilience plan for Flushing Meadows Corona Park By Bill Parry, QNS, April 1, 2022

They will spread the word to raise public consciousness about the immanent dangers of climate change and we'll pay for the honor and privilege of it. The danger of climate change and we're at the tipping point of doom only 10 or 20 years away since 1988 and this weird little doomsday cult will pocket our tax dollars to tell you all about it. Yeah, okay. 

What does "climate resilience" actually mean especially if we're all doomed anyway? Like all leftist terms, it doesn't really have a meaning, only some emotional connotation of good feels or bad feels. But if it rakes in those sweet bucks, then hell yeah! The best good feels money can buy!

So it can be nothing but the spectral threat of climate change/global warming or whatever the marketing department thinks will sell today. There can be no other explanation.

Nobody will ever consider ground subsidence in the area around Meadow Lake as one reason for flooding.

The bumps in the pathways are the remains of the monorail stanchion foundations that were cut about a foot or so below ground level after the 1964-65 World's Fair. Prior to the recent repaving and further grinding down of the monorail footings which took place after the Aquacade was demolished in 1996, those bumps were much higher. Sorry, can't find my old photos of this.

So the ground has subsided quite a bit since the Fair which is not surprising as the area was a marshland. A high water table tends to turn soil into mud which can be washed away. Have our eco-heroes of the Waterfront Alliance considered this? Have any of these parasitical NGO assholes ever actually visited the park and saw the area in question themselves let alone be able to find it without directions from google maps? Nope, it would ruin their business and probably a majority of them are out-of-towners who never even heard of the park until it became profitable for them.

Or how about dredging the Flushing River and lake to clear out sediment buildup, which raises the water level. Sediments from the tides from Long Island Sound as two other now underground streams- Ireland Mill Creek which flows down from Kissena Lake alongside Booth Memorial Avenue, emptying at the Pool of Industry and Horse Brook which flows from Kneeland Avenue in Elmhurst and empties into Flushing River near where Willow Lake is today. Again, that's a big NO. Who ever heard of such rubbish as tributary streams carrying sediments. It's all about global warming 'cause that's where the money is. 

The creek and the lake haven't been dredged in decades, for what it's worth.

And did anyone do any maintenance on the tide gate below the Bridge of Flags on Meridian Road from the entrance of the Flushing River into the park? Did our esteemed experts on distant future weather ever think that high tides may lead to a high water table? Oh really! The Experts have read the auspices of their computer models which show that the area will be underwater in about 20 years. The Science! has spoken and those who lack the proper credentials of priestly office may not interject their feeble opinions to their betters. Science! is to be obeyed and followed without question. Pay no attention to the utterly useless non-profit mutants who are lining their pockets with public money behind the curtain.

No need to trifle with such nonsense as ground subsidence and silt build-up because nobody makes money in the long term that way. I mean if you send in a contractor to do the dredging and/or raise the ground level around the lake and sure they make some money, but it's only a one time deal payday and then nothing more. Global warming is the gift that keeps on giving for many years to come (at least for non-profits) if you don't do anything but tell people that global warming is worse than we thought and send them more money.

Donald Cavaioli

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Happy 4th of July! The Bowery of 1930 colorized

What's the 4th of July without a little color? If not from fireworks then from a black and white photo from the summer of 1930 brought into color.

Haven't done any colorizing recently but some unavoidable lulls in an Edison-Bell model 433 cathedral radio (ca 1931) restoration had left some time for other projects. This being the Bowery around Chatham Square (I think) with the 3rd Avenue Elevated in the background being about the same time as the radio when new seemed a good fit. The original B&W I found on pinterest and traced it to this fairly good sized scan from Photographium.com.

The RCA 9K3 which took up much of my time was finished and came out well-

Piping old time radio shows through this old girl sets a good mood for vintage photo colorizing.
Can't be all about politics.

Donald Cavaioli

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Degrees of Death

On the left, there is almost always a hierarchy. In victims who have grievances and needs, there are always those with greater grievance and have more needs which tends to shift around. In what is advertised as an egalitarian system, this may to those mundanes who use at least simple logic and reason seem contradictory but it isn't. Post-modernism allows for truth to exist in a superposition of many "truths" or anything the leftists wants to call "truths" at the same time. But unlike superposition in modern physics that collapse into one state when observed, Marx's cat can be not only dead and alive but in all intermediate states at the same time when the box is opened and the cat observed. The truth of post-modernism is that there is really no truth. The rank and file Marxist simply picks the one state of "truth" suitable for the moment that satisfies some emotional need or better highlights his virtue and the leadership picks the one that advances the Party's interests. So rather than puzzle things out, it's easier to do what any leftist does in this situation: Just to accept today's declaration of the hivemind on the matter and forget and deny the existence of what contradictory thing was declared true yesterday. Facts and reality be damned!

The only exception to the rule of hierarchy on the left where there is only one truth is in the matter of their enemies, i.e. anyone who disagrees even in the slightest with the dogmas of the One True Ideological religion. There is only one Devil of literally Hitler (with many faces) and his legion of witches and demons with their fixed moral character of pure evil and their insufferable fixation on fact based truthiness. And but one commandment on the matter to the faithful- Thou shalt not suffer a witch or their truth of empirical fact to live.

But all rules have exceptions to even the exceptions. Don't try to figure that out, just accept that sometimes the centrally planned and controlled mind of the leftist functions much like that of a of an OCD addled bureaucrat- all things must be categorized and sorted.

So three paragraphs of  digression and annoyingly long sentences later we have not yet come to the topic of death? You'd think any blog with such a morbid and macabre title, this author would jump right into the subject of death. Hell, the damned blog should be a grisly exposition of moldering lichs and graveyards! What gives, caretaker!

Just warming you up, dear reader. Setting the table as it were with the rotted flesh of a decayed and intellectually dead ideology before we autopsy the subject at hand.

So today we have the latest apocalypse/fear porn craze sweeping not only the nation, but the world: corona virus COVID-19. It is a most contagious and deadly plague as if the medieval black plague had a love child with the Andromeda strain creating a microbial demon spawn. Even if you can't see the hospitals overflowing with the desperately ill and dead bodies littering the streets with your lying eyes, the computer models read by the high priests of expertise assure us they are there. If not outside the really cool graphics on their xbox models then in the soon to happen terrifying second (or maybe third) wave. And since this variant of a common cold virus is so incredibly murderous and evil, death by COVID-19 has been elevated into the most worstest form of death one can experience. Worse than gunshot wounds or climate change deaths at present. Orders of magnitude more horrifying than more mundane and unimportant forms of death that don't rate on the SJW scale.

So sometimes if the Devil is death, there can be worse forms of death for which the entire might of the Managerial State must be deployed against without a moment's delay. And all actions of the State are unquestionable otherwise such doubting miscreants who question diktats or ask for proof are guilty of being in league with the demon virus. They want grandma to die! The exception to the one Devil exception is when the previous devils of gun violence, racism and climate change failed to scare the masses enough for them to allow political leaders and bureaucrats to take plenary power.

This is where the constant changing reasons for lockdowns and moving of goalposts to end it makes sense. It's a Ruling Class who although at first, not seeing its potential, came to realize that this Wuhan flu is the crisis that should be exploited to the max. It's the perfect boogeyman in that it's not only a mysterious, invisible killer but it's a personal one that can strike any individual without warning or mercy. Or at least as mainstream media propaganda makes it out to be as even the CDC stats are starting to show it to be an average cold and flu season. And it worked beautifully.

Never since September 11, 2001 have Americans been so ready willing and eager to not only surrender more of their rights and freedoms, but even better: To slavishly wear masks and stay 6 feet from each other. Depersonalized, atomized as a community, treated like a child that cannot understand what is best for him and degraded in servile obedience. Even going so far as to spend their own money on masks and gloves for the honor and privilege of entering and spending their money in a store. They tolerate this disrespect from businesses because they're too scared of the invisible killer to remember such things as the customer is the lifeblood of a business and the customer is always right.

This is not because the government has made such extraordinary claims about how dangerous this virus is with extraordinary proof given but just because our betters simply said so. Most people did not ask one single question as to why this lockdown thing with the masks and distancing stuff which was never done before in prior pandemics was really necessary. Nor did they ask that government officials prove it would be effective. Nor did the government bother to prove it anyway. As this is now the absolute worst form of death, the masses simply did as they were told like good little peasants.

We will now have to live like feudal serfs, tied to our homes and only allowed out for only essential (by official expert government definition) reasons and we must wear face masks to show our unconditional fealty to our Master's commandments. Then it's as if we expect our Master's Experts will tell us that avoiding the most deadly form of death, we can live forever. That the average age of death from Wuhan flu or by some stretched definition is about 80 years old so one would assume that's the natural human lifespan but no. We cannot lose one precious otherwise immortal life or at least have grandma in hospice care live a few months more or the younger terminally ill get their full promised 6 months to a year to live. This would be just.....wrong!

Proof be damned and anyone who is skeptical and dares asks for proof, questioning his better government expert with "Doctor" as his first name is a denier and a heathen miscreant. A heretic who is evil and wants to kill someone's grandma and so must be unfriended and cast into the void forthwith. Probably a racist and white supremacist too.

We must never, ever question any government bureaucrat with "Doctor" as his first name as he is the anointed Infallible High Priest. Any other dissenting first name Doctor must be ignored as he is in league with the Wuhan demon virus and the great Orange Satan. Nothing must shake the faith of the progressive congregation in the official narrative of today's most worst form of death ever... until it is officially changed by the officially recognized authorities of the Great Hivemind.

So our autopsy of the rancid corpse of progressive liberalism is complete and the cause of death was denial of reality, hiding behind the authority of experts worshiped as gods and an idiotic submissiveness to a narrative and agenda. An agenda whose true purpose the rank-and-file progressive liberal/Social Justice Warrior himself does not or cannot understand. Nor can the SJW notice the contradictory narratives of the Wuhan demon virus precautions and the BLM/Antifa demonstrations and riots in which all COVID-19 rules and precautions are cancelled without explanation. It seems that only Black people can die when killed by white police officers which at least for the time being is now the most worst form of death.

One would think that anyone who really follows this cult would have a serious case of whiplash from following the rapid fire narrative changes and sharp about faces of "truth" but no. The faithful progs try ever harder to keep up. They're used to the multiple realities of Marx's cat and can reverse course at a moment's notice from huffpo. Yesterday's truth is quickly forgotten in light of today's new truth. Today's cause upon which the fate of the world hangs in the balance is serious until a new, even more super serious cause comes along. The worst form of death is the worst until the Masters decide a new form of death is even worse than that. The liberal prog and SJW simply nod and obey. They then engage in purity spirals among themselves to establish status and persecute the witches and heretics who are either outright skeptics or progs who aren't pure enough.

In the end, this COVID-19 Wuhan flu thing is a political abuse of expertise and science prostituted for a political and economic agenda. We hire an expert to give us their opinion but as rational adults, we also seek out other experts' opinions, then do our due diligence and research to decide which expert opinion cost/benefit would be best for us. There are those who are incompetent imbeciles who have no other choice than to look upon government experts as infallible authorities and need some demagogue to lead them. Unfortunately, this sort of cretin and their Masters are all too ubiquitous in modern society and their fears given too much credence by Joe and Jane Normie.

Conversely there are those like a certain blogger of my acquaintance who follows the worstest form of novel virus death because he is either a virtue signalling twat or a political rent boy hoping for his Master to upgrade him from a seat in a toy government community council to run for political office. Maybe both. Either way, his mindlessly following arbitrary rules with a born again fervor while hiding behind an appeal to authority is subservience veiled with gravity. This is the hallmark of a contemptible character. Just like all the others who slavishly follow these absurd rules.

Donald Cavaioli

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

For Some Small Businesses Like Restaurants, It's Not Adapt or Die. They Don't Understand It's Just Die already.

From The Brooklyn Daily Eagle: ‘Adapt or die’ — Restaurants find ways to evolve amid virus, June 22, 2020 Mark Kennedy Associated Press

The Peasant Mindset never ceases to amaze me in a horrifying sort of way. When I wrote that post, I had at least some notion that new information or observation could come along in the future that would have me revisit this theory and revise or discard it as necessary. Maybe it's better than average correct but I had no idea how accurate the theory really was. Not that it pleases me to be right, but on the contrary, I am dismayed and disgusted by it. The more the notion that on average people will behave like servile peasants has spread around the internet as many more people than myself have independently come up with the idea, I hoped more normies would have seen this and acted to prove it wrong. Joe and Jane Normie view themselves as proud Americans and nothing could be less American than being a debased slave of the State and if called out on it, they would act to refute it. I was in the end, wrong for being right.

Two of the most fundamental ideals of being an American are valuing and protecting their inalienable individual rights, protected from government encroachment by the Bill of Rights and free enterprise. But under the multi-purpose tool of this alleged demon virus, COVID-19, Joes and Janes around the country can't surrender to the plenary power of the State fast enough or more completely. Even at the cost of their own livelihoods, they will in effect, willingly commit suicide to prove what loyal little peasants they are. And in this Brooklyn Daily Eagle article, behold the once proud Americans castrate themselves out of unreasoning fear and obsequiousness before the politicians and bureaucrats who are supposed to be the public's servants.

The restaurants owners have given up any pretense of government by and for the people for the "new normal" of micro-managed government control down to how many patrons my dine there, that salt and pepper shakers cannot be on the tables and how many feet apart patrons must be- or else. Patrons are even required to wear face masks while alone in a restroom so to enforce this edict, how long will it be before cameras are mandated in bathrooms. The panopticon taken to levels undreamed of by Orwell and would have made the likes of Hitler, Stalin and Mao blush.

Not that any of our Betters have bothered to prove that this virus is in any way novel or deadly, or that there is any science behind this anal-retentive hypochondria beyond hysterical claims based on wildly inaccurate computer models. The facts even from the CDC show COVID-19 isn't worse than an average cold and flu season. So why go through all this shutdown/lockdown essential/non-essential, masks and social distancing nonsense? Because government apparatchiks said so, that's why and that's all the filthy peasants need to know.

These restaurant owners seem to forget that that as taxpayers and voters, that the politicians and bureaucrats they kowtow to are in fact their employees, not their masters even if politicians threaten their licenses. Does the Chamber of Commerce have no lobbying power? Do these business owners not make contributions to political campaigns such that they have some influence with elected politicians? Do they not vote in elections? Can they not band together for a class action lawsuit that would force the state of New York to prove their claims of how dangerous this COVID-19 virus is and prove the science behind and necessity of all these draconian regulations? Did anyone not notice how all the mask wearing, social distancing and prohibition of demonstrations and groups not to exceed 10 people have gone completely out the window in light of the George Floyd/BLM/Antifa demonstrations, riots and looting? How many businesses were further hurt by this while the city and state stood by and did nothing. In fact, how many government apparatchiks with some sort of medical degree declared these events as good and will cause no public health problems. What more proof does anyone need to see that city, state and federal government officials who have imposed this control freak's Orwellian wet dream on us were lying all along?

To these restaurant and bar owners who believe they can conform to this artificial "new normal" and survive, I tell you this: You'll lose eventually because the powers that be have decreed it. Our Masters have found that when people get together and socialize, the peasants get into such mischief as questioning the official narrative, voting for Orange man bad, Boris Johnson and Brexit and develop the temerity and hubris to live above their lowly station. The peasant begins to see himself as the equal of his Master and this must be stopped. No amount of whining "not me","it wasn't me doing these things", "I'm a loyal progressive liberal" will matter. Your goodthinker progressive credentials and past acts will not save you from Witch Hunter Karen.

The U.S. Constitution has long been a thorn in the side of the Managerial Ruling Class and has been de-facto overthrown with governors and mayors illegally ruling through fiat. We must not stand for it and must vote all politicians who went along with this out of office. No exceptions for your Great Guy.  If I was correct in the Peasant Mindset then I may well be correct now in what I write. If nothing else, you can have pride in yourselves as competent, productive adults who contribute to their communities and local economies. Otherwise, you'd be forced to eke out a marginal existence as incompetent imbeciles wholly dependent on the opinions and decisions of government experts fetishized as infallible high priests. You built businesses and worked too hard for them to now accept living on your knees for the reason a politician or bureaucrat merely said so.

There is no longer any room in the new perfect planned and controlled cashless society for such small fry as yourselves so if you survive these regulations, a new invisible killer unicorn threat will be manufactured with even more stringent rules to finally kill you all off. As the length of time for such non-essential businesses as yours and the reasons for it were changed so many times already do you not see you were being lied to? Understand that all the virtue signalling, fealty and groveling to your Betters will not save you as it shows how weak and cowardly you are. It will only make your destruction more satisfying to our political masters as they slowly crush you. Your dying squeals for mercy and of loyalty while on your knees will be sweet music to their ears. Don't believe the lies, don't meekly accept this new normal. Fight back now before it's too late.

Donald Cavaioli

Monday, May 25, 2020

Memorial Day

This is an especially poignant memorial day when we remember the veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice for this country, her people, the constitution and our freedoms.

Heroes are not extraordinary people doing extraordinary things but average people who come to see there are greater things in life than themselves. And come to understand that if something isn't worth fighting for even risking their lives for, then of what value could that thing be.

Have we honored them or have we made all they fought and bled for into a farce.

Look around you.
Governors and Mayors have taken plenary power and rule by fiat. In taking such extraordinary measures ostensibly to protect us from the ravages of COVID-19, they offered no extraordinary proof of its necessity. A once free people are no longer free to attend religious services, congregate together or demonstrate for redress of grievance. Nor can they appear in public unless they wear a face mask and maintain a distance of 6 feet between them. People are obligated to wear face masks for the privilege to enter a business and spend there money there. We have now willingly separated ourselves into such arbitrary categories as "essential" and "non-essential" jobs and businesses. There is now such a thing as essential and non-essential people by extension. Even swimming at the beach, a memorial day, beginning of summer tradition enjoying the freedoms dearly bought for us by the sacrifices of our servicemen is now forbidden.

We have allowed ourselves to be turned into dependent and helpless children who are unable to decide for ourselves what is best for us. Just as we have turned our elected politicians and bureaucrats, those who are our employees, into all-powerful parents who command our absolute obedience and whose word cannot be questioned.

Worse is the docile and slavish attitude of the majority of people who adhere to these diktats without question. Cowards who willingly surrendered the Bill of Rights in fear of an exaggerated menace. A lockdown said to be only for 2 weeks to prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed changed to 4 weeks to "flatten the curve" then more than 2 months to "save on precious life" ignoring all the other precious lives affected or even lost due to the decisions of politicians. Not even as the time frame extended and the excuses changed, the curve flattened, did people realize they were being lied to the entire time. The despotic rules applied will never be fully rescinded and the social mores changed with depersonalizing and ultimately dehumanizing forced wearing of masks and "social distancing" will become "our new normal". Something that should be regarded gravely and rejected as it will serve only to socially isolate people into atomized individuals suspicious and fearful of each other. Protests and rallies will be no more and unnecessary as individualized, non-essential cattle have no voice or will to resist. They will only silently maintain their mandatory 6 foot distancing as they are inevitably marched into the abattoir.

We have shamed ourselves and the memory of those lost in defending our country, our freedoms and our way of life. We've rendered their sacrifices pointless and even ludicrous. Not because we were conquered from without but because we cravenly destroyed ourselves from within. The men who fought the dictators in the second world war now have their children and grandchildren applauding and praising dictators in Nurse Ratchet drag here at home.

Donald Cavaioli

Take That, You Naughty Americans! The Triumph of the Salty Copium Eaters!

To the Lotus Eaters:  Gentlemen, love the Podcast of the Lotus Eaters but in this particular podcast, you're making this far too easy fo...