Covid-19, Vaccines, Africa, Ivermectin, Clown-Car Circuses, and Shit Shows

I’ve used the mental image of a Clown-Car Circus very often on social media for many months. I was content with it. Over the past couple of weeks watching events transpiring in Afghanistan, I’m inclined to think that the entire planet has become a Shit Show.

So let’s get to the Shit Show.


I’m 60 years old and pretty much all my life there has been the constant social drone of just a little guilt because CHILDREN IN AFRICA!!!

I’m not saying that was entirely a bad thing. There is nothing wrong in coming to recognize plain blind luck and the head start it can afford (same goes for children born to millionaires and billionaires of any color, anyplace). But that attitude comes best from gratefulness and appreciation, not guilt.

It’s utterly puerile to saddle children with any notion of guilt for the sin of being born. But, it’s a long established tradition and Christians are its chief progenitor.

It’s the quintessential means of spanking your for your Original Sin and the guilt you ought to harbor for the audacity of being born better off to start. ‘Keep that in mind always, pay all alms to an agent of propriety for the rest of your life and when the subject ever comes up, display proper contrition for your non washable guilty privilege.’

It used to be the favorite cajoling mechanism of parents to get kids to eat their dinner.

“Think of all the starving children in Africa.”

Of course, none of us kids were pithy or clever enough yet to reply:

“Name one.”

…But what has happened to the dire and grave concern for Africa over the last 18 months?

It’s as though it doesn’t exist anymore, calling into question all the motivation to guilt us over all those decades.

Of course, I have ideas.

Where’s the guilt, and action to assuage it?

But in this case, the rich 1st World’s we’re-first-selfishness may actually have done Africa and the 3rd world well. First of all, I don’t recall stories of harsh lockdowns in most of the continent or other poor areas. Moreover, I don’t imagine there are high percentages of the 1.4 Billion population of Africa and billions of poor elsewhere who can work from home and get paid, stay home and get paid whether working or not, receive unemployment benefits, are on pensions or retirement, or disability payments. I have long noted that it’s interesting to correlate those conveniences and privileges with the likelihood that those calling for more of the same enjoy them. Pretty obvious correlation, nonetheless always couched in concern for others. Automatic lying.

Good gig if you can get it: binge Netflix and masturbate to PornHub whilst being compensated sufficiently to prolong those activities indefinitely.

Here’s why perhaps it’s best they were left out of the loop. Too difficult to create a 24/7 Streaming Fear Factor.

Triple whammy. In spite of the lowest Covid-19 Vaccination rates of any of the continents, also the lowest case numbers and lowest deaths. It’s almost like they didn’t give a shit about the most popular infection and cause of death in all of human history—more popular and loved than any and all that have come before it, combined. Concern for the deaths of young men sent off to war pales in comparison to the fawning concern for an infection with a median age of death in the USA of 80, which means half the deaths are in people over 80 years old.

I’d venture that the average African can’t afford to indulge in such frivolous blowing out of all proportion. To actually live a human life—where most are self-employed—they have no choice but to mingle in their various mom & pop market endeavors, food carts, farming, you name it. They likely don’t have workstations and high-speed Internet in their rural huts. The cost of a Netflix subscription is the price of their food for a month.

There’s a speculation about why it may be that they’ve not been hit hard.


It’s quite an interesting, unlikely story. Here’s an excellent little history on its discovery by science writer Adelaida Sarukhan: Ivermectin: From Soil to Worms, and Beyond.

And this brings us to ivermectin- not likely a drug you will have in your first-aid kit, like aspirin or penicillin, but definitely a drug that has improved the lives of millions of people since its discovery in 1975.

The story of how ivermectin was discovered is quite incredible. In the late 1960s, Satoshi Ōmura, a microbiologist at Tokyo’s Kitasako Institute, was hunting for new antibacterial compounds and started to collect thousands of soil samples from around Japan. He cultured bacteria from the samples, screened the cultures for medicinal potential, and sent them 10,000 km away to Merck Research Labs in New Jersey, where his collaborator, William Campbell, tested their effect against parasitic worms affecting livestock and other animals. One culture, derived from a soil sample collected near a golf course southwest of Tokyo, was remarkably effective against worms. The bacterium in the culture was a new species, and was baptised Streptomyces avermictilis. The active component, named avermectin, was chemically modified to increase its activity and its safety. The new compound, called ivermectin, was commercialised as a product for animal health in 1981 and soon became a top-selling veterinary drug in the world. Remarkably, despite decades of searching, S. avermictilis remains the only source of avermectin ever found.

Campbell urged his colleagues to study ivermectin as a potential treatment for onchocerciasis (also known as river blindness), a devastating disease caused by worms and transmitted by flies, that left millions of people blind, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa. The first clinical trials in Senegal showed that the treatment worked, and ivermectin was approved for human use in 1987. Since then, more than 3.7 billion doses (donated by Merck laboratories) have been distributed globally in mass drug administration campaigns against onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis (another disease caused by worms, which causes severe swelling of limbs). The impact of ivermectin in decreasing the burden of these devastating diseases is immeasurable. Deservedly, Ōmura and Campbell won the Nobel prize for physiology and medicine in 2015 “for their discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites” (they shared it with Youyou Tu, who discovered the antimalarial drug artemisinin). But ivermectin’s story of success does not end here.

A game-changing drug with many potential uses

Ivermectin, in fact, was the world’s first “endectocide” – a drug with activity against a wide variety of internal and external parasites, from nematodes to arthropods. It has also proved to be astonishingly safe for humans. This is because the drug acts by binding to special channels on the cell membrane (called glutamate-gated ion channels) that play a fundamental role in nematodes and insects. In mammals, however, the drug has no effect since the neurons expressing these channels are protected by the blood brain barrier. In addition to its high safety profile, no convincing evidence of drug resistance has been found to date among Onchocerca worms, despite 30 years of continued use and billions of doses administered.

All this explains why ivermectin is becoming increasingly attractive to treat other diseases in humans.

OK, but what about viral infections, maybe like Covid-19? Well, the above charts give us sufficient observational data to at least take a look, right, in spite of the pharma industry and their bought and paid for media shills waving hands…DO NOT LOOK!!!

Well, some dudes looked anyway: COVID-19: The Ivermectin African Enigma

Introduction: The low frequency of cases and deaths from the SARS-CoV-2 COVID-19 virus in some countries of Africa has called our attention about the unusual behavior of this disease. The ivermectin is considered a drug of choice for various parasitic and viral diseases and shown to have in vitro effects against SARS-CoV-2.

Aims: Our study aimed to describe SARS-CoV2 infection and death rates in African countries that participated in an intensive Ivermectin mass campaign carried out to control onchocerciasis and compare them with those of countries that did not participate.

Methods: Data from 19 countries that participated in the World Health Organization (WHO) sponsored African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC), from 1995 until 2015, were compared with thirty-five (Non-APOC), countries that were not included. Information was obtained from database. Generalized Poisson regression models were used to obtain estimates of the effect of APOC status on cumulative SARS-CoV-2 infection and mortality rates.

Results: After controlling for different factors, including the Human Development Index (HDI), APOC countries (vs. non-APOC), show 28% lower mortality (0.72; 95% CI: 0.67-0.78) and 8% lower rate of infection (0.92; 95% CI: 0.91-0.93) due to COVID-19.

Conclusions: The incidence in mortality rates and number of cases is significantly lower among the APOC countries compared to non-APOC countries. That a mass public health preventive campaign against COVID-19 may have taken place, inadvertently, in some African countries with massive community ivermectin use is an attractive hypothesis. Additional studies are needed to confirm it.

I wonder if, accounting for confounders, it turns out that if there’s direct action by Ivermectin on the virus that it’s the most important thing. It seems reasonable to dig deeper, as this is still just an association and not a controlled study. But there’s obviously something there and they segregated data enough to suggest there’s a significant difference on population Covid-19 outcomes between those under Ivermectin programs and those not.

I’ll offer a couple of alternative hypotheses, shits and giggles like. First, how does various parasitic infections affect or degrade your immune system? Could using a therapy that rids you of these infections improve immune function, making you more able to toss off Covid-19 easily? Secondly: as I understand it, Ivermectin is itself derived from bacteria, so what potentially beneficial effect does that have on either enhancing good gut bacteria, or degrading bad gut bacteria? The gut is a large part of our immune system, estimated at about 70% makeup.

It sure seems like there’s a there, there. Or, maybe it’s just that the largest continent on the planet by far, with 1.4 Billion—largely poor and rural—just has bigger fish to fry and can’t afford to engage in the rich 1st World’s infatuation with Covid-19; and thus, have not gone out of their way to test in order to find every possible panic-inducing case while struggling really hard to pin Covid-19 as a cause of death in every possible way. So, thus, for them, it’s truly recognizable as the common cold and flu, like always.

Imagine if it were to turn out that the poor folk were the smart folk…


There’s a new study out. I came upon it yesterday via Chris Masterjohn, whom many of my readers are familiar with going back to 2008 when he was still a PhD candidate.

Comparing SARS-CoV-2 natural immunity to vaccine-induced immunity: reinfections versus breakthrough infections

So, just first off let’s explain a couple of terms. A “reinfection” pertains to someone who had Covid-19, got over it like 99.85% of the rest of the population, but gets reinfected (what mutating respiratory viruses do, have always done). “Breakthrough” refers to someone vaccinated, but a new Covid-19 infection breaks through the synthetic or induced immunity to infect. The study used those who had previously recovered but were not vaccinated, against those were never infected but got jabbed because told to and they lack the fortitude to tell others to fuck off.

Knowing that Dr. Michael Eades (whom most of you also know) writes his weekly Newsletter, The Arrow, every week at about the time I was looking this, I fired off an email with the link. Minutes later he emails back.

Yep, I’m writing about this very paper and another right now for tomorrow’s newsletter.

Total mensch. And, The Arrow #34 arrived in my inbox for Friday, this morning’s coffee time here in Phuket, Thailand. It’s at the level of guilty habit-pleasure, now.

Let’s not recreate the wheel. Go read Mike’s treatment of this. I’ll just wet appetites.

Researchers rounded up 16,215 people who had not been vaccinated, but who had been documented as having been infected with Covid-19. They compared these subjects to 16,215 matched people who had received both doses of the Pfizer vaccine. During a 2.5 month follow-up period in which the Delta variant was dominant, 257 cases of Covid-19 were recorded. Of these 257 cases, 238 occurred in the vaccinated group, while only 19 were in the previously infected group. […]

In these Israeli subjects, it’s pretty clear that having natural immunity from having had Covid-19 makes one much more resistant to the disease than being fully vaccinated by a ratio of a little over 13.5 (257/19). […]

There were 199 cases total in which subjects had symptoms of Covid-19 anda positive test. Of these 199 cases, 191 were in the fully-vaccinated group while only 8 were in the natural-immunity group. That’s a pretty large difference. […]

199 to 8. 27 times the risk. I would say that natural immunity from a previous infection is vastly better than immunity from a vaccine. Kind of makes 0ne wonder why Fauci and other diverse public health nimrods keep yammering at those who have already had Covid to get vaccinated.

The open question then, is ought you get vaccinated if you have not been infected and then recovered? I think this should settle the question of whether you should get one if you had it then recovered, and you should ask yourself why all the outright lies, which were pretty intuitive in the first place?

Well, to answer that question—of whether you should get one if not already infected and recovered—I’ll defer to the average Thai girl who, many times daily, says: “Up To You.”


In my original conception of this post, it included going off script a bit to write about Afghanistan, as it bolsters my point that in 18 months, the world has gone from pathetically obsessive-compulsive over Covid-19 and Donald Trump, to a complete and total global shit-show by my observation and standards. Meh, I’ll pass, as I see plenty of in-feeding going on. There are a couple of good videos on the thing that aren’t of your standard outrage bullshit propagated by the media—including Fox News—by Felix Rex / Black Pigeon Speaks: Fall of Afghanistan is NOW | Why AMERICA FAILED and The Taliban MEME WAR: TROLLING Biden & the West. I always enjoy his videos.

In the meantime…

There has been concern all along amongst many that imperfectly vaccinating populations while the virus is raging will lead to more and more variants quicker, since, as we have seen above, the vaccines are very inferior to natural immunity, so it makes it far easier for viruses to mutate around crappy “immunity.”

We see that appears to be the case observationally, above, and Israel is also demonstrating it, being the earliest adopters quickly, so their dataset is the oldest and now they’re going in for 3rd jabs, dubbed “boosters.”


Compare that to getting a tetanus booster every 10 years!

There is a new paper, though delivered as a letter to the editor, which purportedly shows ADE happening. ADE is Antibody-Dependent Enhancement.

Antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE), sometimes less precisely called immune enhancement or disease enhancement, is a phenomenon in which binding of a virus to suboptimal antibodies enhances its entry into hostcells, followed by its replication.[1][2] The suboptimal antibodies can result from natural infection or from vaccination. ADE may cause enhanced respiratory disease and acute lung injury after respiratory virus infection (ERD) with symptoms of monocytic infiltration and an excess of eosinophils in respiratory tract.[3] ADE along with type 2 T helper cell-dependent mechanisms may contribute to a development of the vaccine associated disease enhancement (VADE), which is not limited to respiratory disease.[3] Some vaccine candidates that targeted coronaviruses, RSV virus and Dengue virus elicited VADE, and were terminated from further development or became approved for use only for patients who had those viruses before.

Infection-enhancing anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies recognize both the original Wuhan/D614G strain and Delta variants. A potential risk for mass vaccination?

In my experience over months, 100% of Internet Covid and Vaxx-Lover interlocutors dismiss, deride, ignore, or otherwise act like screeching monkeys when ADE is brought up. 100%. I have never seen an exception.

I have found 0% to have ever been aware of this story.

Rush To Produce, Sell Vaccine Put Kids In Philippines At Risk

It was a fucking disaster, yet nobody was tried, convicted, and executed where there ought to have been dozens. Such is the typical global elitist shit show.

That story begins on a stage in Manila in 2016.

A young girl, about age 9 or 10, sat on a chair surrounded by health officials. She wore a bright yellow T-shirt with the words “Dengue is dangerous” across it. She squeezed her eyes and bit her lip as the health secretary of the Philippines, Dr. Janette Garin, gave her a shot in the arm.

That shot launched a massive vaccine campaign to inoculate nearly 1 million schoolchildren with Dengvaxia. The goal was to save thousands of kids’ lives and prevent an estimated 10,000 hospitalizations over a five-year period. […]

The French pharmaceutical company Sanofi Pasteur spent 20 years — and about $2 billion — to develop Dengvaxia. The company tested it in several large trials with more than 30,000 kids globally and published the results in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine.

But halfway around the world from the Philippines, in a Washington, D.C., suburb, one scientist was worried about the new vaccine.

“When I read the New England Journal article, I almost fell out of my chair,” says Dr. Scott Halstead, who has studied dengue for more than 50 years with the U.S. military. When Halstead looked at the vaccine’s safety data in the clinical trial, he knew right away there was a problem.

For some children, the vaccine didn’t seem to work. In fact, Halstead says, it appeared to be harmful. When those kids caught dengue after being vaccinated, the vaccine appeared to worsen the disease in some instances. Specifically, for children who had never been exposed to dengue, the vaccine seemed to increase the risk of a deadly complication called plasma leakage syndrome, in which blood vessels start to leak the yellow fluid of the blood.

“Then everything gets worse, and maybe it’s impossible to save your life,” Halstead says. “A child can go into shock.”

“The trouble is that the disease occurs very rapidly, just in a matter of a few hours,” he adds. “And there’s nothing on the outside of the body to signify the person is leaking fluid on the inside.”

The complication is rare, says Halstead. Still, he was so worried about the safety concerns that he wrote at least six editorials for scientific journals. He even made a video to warn the Philippine government about the problem.

“I just think, ‘No, you can’t give a vaccine to a perfectly normal, healthy person and then put them at an increased risk for the rest of their lives for plasma leakage syndrome,’ ” Halstead says. “You can’t do that.” […]

In November 2017, Sanofi published an announcement on its website saying it had new information about Dengvaxia’s safety.

Halstead’s fears were confirmed. Sanofi had found evidence that the vaccine increases the risk of hospitalization and cytoplasmic leakage syndrome in children who had no prior exposure to dengue, regardless of age.

“For individuals who have not been previously infected by dengue virus, vaccination should not be recommended,” the company wrote.

Panic hit the Philippines. In news reports, parents said that the vaccine contributed to the deaths of 10 children. Protests erupted. The Congress of the Philippines launched investigations into the vaccine’s purchase and the immunization campaign. And Philippine health officials started performing autopsies on children who died after receiving the vaccine. “In total, the deaths of about 600 children who received Dengvaxia are under investigation by the Public Attorney’s Office, “

Any of that sound at all familiar, look similar? And yet you line up for it. Here in Thailand, the expat communities of tens of thousands are absolutely clamoring to get jabbed, wholly ignorant of any risk or long term compromise in general health.

I’ll add that I’m not and have never been an anti-vaxxer. But, I also agree that vaccination has gone way off the rails in the last decades when the stuff I got was well-established as protective for the stuff that kills kids. It would have been insane to lock down the whole world and then insist on getting a rushed-jab for something that predominantly kills folks sadly past their due date, living on borrowed time.

It’s also amazing how it so quickly went from Trump’s Abomination to the greatest thing ever by vote—valid or fraudulent, who knows? But it’s an insight into the mental sociopathy afflicting almost all Democrats and Leftists, for which there is no vaccine, only “other solutions.”

So, just some tidbits, in no particular order.

New Zealand enters nationwide lockdown over one Covid case

New Zealand has announced a snap lockdown after a man tested positive for Covid, the first case in six months.

The case was detected in Auckland, which will be in lockdown for a week, while the rest of the country will be in lockdown for three days.

Authorities say they are working on the assumption that the new case was the Delta variant.


You might have heard also that Australia is in full lockdown again, prompting this funny Babylon Bee satire.

And then there’s the French whose cuckold president has taken it to vaccine passports. This is graceful.

Grace aside, I unabashedly believe that bricks ought to be tossed through the windows of every establishment worldwide, on a nightly basis, that either requires vaccination or submits to government mandates for them.

No distinctions, no exceptions. Don’t hurt anyone physically, but absolutely destroy their business property relentlessly.

Should I repeat it? I not only endorse it, I encourage it. Think of that as you will. I don’t care.

I still think all of this is just to cajole dumb sheep-people into getting that vaccine for the profit-benefit of the Big-Pharma industry and the politicians they finance, then get on a booster subscription every six months. But, it doesn’t really matter, since the vaccines are clearly crap, anyway, and it’s just a matter of one moron at a time facing that reality and coming to Jesus.

And finally, since I could go on and on, some monkey see, monkey do.

I highly encourage you to regard and treat any and all persons who voluntarily wear masks no differently than you would regard and treat any screeching monkey you ever happen across. Aren’t they just so cute?

There is zero point in making any distinction whatsoever. Yes, I am emphatically dehumanizing them. Utterly so, unabashedly and with glee. Think of that as you like. I don’t give a fuck.


  1. Ed Watson on August 27, 2021 at 19:48

    Shit… not done reading yet, but this link is blocked: ((I’m in Minnesota, USA)

    COVID-19: The Ivermectin African Enigma

    Any chance you saved it, uploaded it to a cloud account like Mega, and can share it that way?

    Thanks… now back to reading about the clown show.

    • Ed Watson on August 27, 2021 at 19:51

      Nevermind, I found it. I should not have asked – should have searched first – found instantly.

    • Richard Nikoley on August 27, 2021 at 20:01

      No, you were right. The linked was dicked up. Fixed now. Thanks.

  2. Christina M. on August 27, 2021 at 21:09

    On 7 Aug, I filled in my August calendar, by writing “Psych Ops” on every day for the month of August from 7 to 31. For day 14, I wrote “Psych Ops Peak Begins.” For days 15 & 16, I wrote “Psych Ops Peak.”
    On 14 Aug, Kabul fell.
    I have had to break contact with just about everyone I know, except my husband, sons, and brothers, because I can no longer handle the level of handwringing, misinformation, and hysteria coming from even people on my side.
    I’m a big fan of Ivermectin. Anti-parasitical, anti-viral, and anti-inflammitory. I’ve heard that it may neutralize the spike proteins, which may mean it might counteract some of the negative effects of the gene therapy shot. Purely speculation on my part. You’ve got to start with a hypothesis somewhere. I’ll take that over what passes for “science” right now.

    • Richard Nikoley on August 27, 2021 at 23:03

      You know, there comes a point where you finally realize others are irrational and hysterical and there is nothing you can do. Leave them to themselves. Recognize they love shit like this where they get to virtue signal via social media and get a feeling they matter when in fact they are parasites the world would be improved with their final demise.

      Part of the point of this post is to illustrate that Ivermectin or not, the world’s largest continent by huge margin doesn’t seem to give a fuck about Covid and not giving a fuck has positioned them better than all others.

  3. Christina M. on August 28, 2021 at 08:26

    Perhaps Africa doesn’t give a fuck because they’ve been taking Ivermectin for their parasite problems ever since it was discovered.

  4. Resurgent on August 29, 2021 at 18:18

    “…It’s utterly puerile to saddle children with any notion of guilt for the sin of being born. But, it’s a long established tradition and Christians are its chief progenitor…”

    I hate to favor Christianity, or any other religion for that matter, with any special attention but unfortunately it deserves it. It is the ugliest manifestation of religion on the earth, for many reasons.

    Christianity is the only well-organized religion. The better organized a religion is, the less is the possibility of it being a religion. Truth, by its very nature, cannot be organized. To organize truth is the same thing as to kill it.

    Truth is alive when organization is only functional and loose.

    Christianity’s organization is very tight, bureaucratic and hierarchical. Because of this kind of organization, it has become more a game of power politics than the flowering of religious qualities.

    Since its birth Christianity has done more harm to humanity than any other religion. Islam has been trying to compete with it but has not been successful. It comes very close, but Christianity still remains on the top. It has slaughtered people, burned people alive. In the name of God, truth, religion, it has been killing and slaughtering people – for their own sake, for their own good..

    The worst kind of indoctrination that Christianity has put into people’s minds is the idea of the crusade, of the religious war. Islam learned it from Christianity; they cannot claim the originality of the idea. They call it jihad, holy war, but they came five hundred years later than Jesus. Christianity had already created in people’s minds the idea that a war too can be religious.

    Now, war as such is irreligious – there cannot be anything like a ‘holy’ war. If war holy, then what is left to be called unholy?
    This is just a strategy to destroy people’s thinking. The moment they think of a crusade, they don’t think there is anything wrong: they are fighting for God against the Devil.

    There is no God and no Devil – It is simply dividing and killing people.

    And anyway, what business is it of anyone?
    If God cannot destroy the Devil, do you think you can?
    If God is powerless and cannot destroy the Devil, then can the pope do it?
    Can all the Christians do it?
    Can Jesus do it?

    God has lived with the Devil for eternity and will continue to do so..
    The religious hierarchies will keep pointing to the faithful, to the fork in the road to heaven or hell.. and we will have more Afghanistan’s forever.

    • Richard Nikoley on August 30, 2021 at 12:25

      Well, OK, but what of the economic/political ideology over the last 100 years, loosely termed Marxism/Leninism?

      Is is not a competitor on religious grounds, complete with elements of guilt, shame, original sin, icons, idols, authorities, catechisms leading to approved and disapproved thought and speech?

      As I recall, you’re pretty leftie, though an excellent contributor over many years.

      But are you really less “religious?”

      …Always nice to have you ring in.

  5. Alan Andersen on August 30, 2021 at 01:37

    At this point, I know five age 35ish unvaxxed adults who got Covid and had mild symptoms, like a three-day cold/flu. And I know three such vaxxed people who got “breakthrough” cases after being vaxxed and all three had extremely severe, two-week long symptoms with one going to the hospital and two almost going. Anecdotal and non-random, but that is my life experience. I am now more afraid of being around the vaxxed than the unvaxxed. But it’s getting easier. The two groups seem to be separating. I have an unvaxxed group of friend I go to lunch with and avoid going to parties that I know consist of largely vaxxed people. I have my stash of Ivermectin and Hydro just in case.

    • Richard Nikoley on August 30, 2021 at 12:31

      The funny thing is the delusion where those who lined up like sheep just don’t need those who didn’t and so let’s exclude them from society.

      I welcome that. Complete separation of vaxxed and unvaxxed, each has to pay their own way.

      You will quickly find that the sheep are parasites, until slaughter, where they are worth something.

      Think of it this way: the vast majority of the vaxxed are not really net producers, but largely parasites.

      Exclude the unvaxxed, please. Save us money. Laugh while you starve.

  6. Resurgent on August 30, 2021 at 16:34

    Thank you Richard,

    I’m not a leftie, or a rightie for that matter. I just stay with the issue at hand trying not to paint it with any political color. Left and right are just boundary definitions made to divide the sheep into useful containment areas, so that the dogs can more easily patrol them.

    Regarding religion – I have made it obvious that I do not believe in any organized religion. But I do believe in ‘religiousness’ – about which we can discuss at another time.

    On Marxism/Leninism – Marxism is plainly a Christian product, one can easily connect the two, a little history may explain it better.

    Marxism is simply a reaction to Christianity. Remember that Jesus and Marx were both Jews; and both were trying to change the Jewish tradition – Jesus in his own way, Marx in his own way.

    Jesus, (begotten son of God) preached the existence of God, heaven and hell.

    Marx simply denied it – there is no God, there is no question of any only begotten son of God, there is no heaven and hell.
    In fact, he went to the extent that there is no consciousness in man, it is only a by-product of material things.

    Marx could be Jesus 2nd edition, in which all those chapters have been deleted which brought Jesus to crucifixion, otherwise, just as Jesus is concerned with the poor and says, “Blessed are the poor for their’s is the kingdom of God,” Marx is not different. He says, “Proletariat of the world unite, because you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.”

    The only difference is that Jesus was talking about a fictitious kingdom far away in the heavens, and Marx was a more practical man. He was saying, “We can create that paradise here – all that is needed is to destroy the rich, make a classless society.” But both were in favor of the poor, both were against the rich… And the followers of both said “Follow me”, which slowly, over time turned into “Unless you follow me..” and subsequently as you correctly said – Guilt, Shame, etc. etc.

    Jesus said that a camel can pass through the eye of a needle, but a rich man cannot pass through the gates of (his) God.
    I think this has to be the first communist statement ever made in history.

    • Richard Nikoley on August 31, 2021 at 09:39

      Good points.

      A distinction is that if you’re talking about “spiritual” things like heaven, hell, or equivalents in other traditions, your actions are typically confined to THAT realm and not the physical world. All religions, including Christianity have modernized to allow religious freedom. Heaven, or hell, is your own personal thing. Islam, and in only some places, is the lone major holdout.

      But with Marxism, rejecting the “spiritual” SINK, if you will, then all your policies and actions have real, material, physical world effects and consequences.

      “Jesus said that a camel can pass through the eye of a needle, but a rich man cannot pass through the gates of (his) God.

      “I think this has to be the first communist statement ever made in history.”

      Good point in spirit, but again, Jesus was talking about the spiritual fantasy of heaven, not that we’re going to take your wealth away right here and now, distribute it to the “needy,” and take our cut.

  7. question_everything on August 30, 2021 at 22:44

    I have a co-worker from South Africa whose mother is still there. She recently got sick with Covid, they gave her Ivermectin and she got better immediately. Now, I don’t know if Ivermectin is a miracle drug but it sure seems to be more effective and far less dangerous than an extremely toxic Remdesivir.

    • Richard Nikoley on August 31, 2021 at 10:05

      Yea, I’m still a bit “jury still out” on it. The principle reason why is that so many politicized Covid “cases” are either asymptomatic or mild with no intervention. Before all of this crap, common parlance was “I have a cold,” or, “I’m sick with the flu.” In other words, many people with a common cold don’t really even consider themselves sick. When you have no desire to get out of bed or leave the house, you may be sick.

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