Democrats Co-Opted The Trump Vaccine And Trump Dodges A Bullet

Careful What You Wish For

A mind-worm post where you may not have considered double-edged swords, silver linings, or getting what you wished for (and got it completely).

“We know they are lying, they know they are lying, they know we know they are lying, we know they know we know they are lying, but they are still lying.”Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Amidst the Afghanistan full-on-disaster, much else is brewing in the co-crisis; because with “smart” phones and social media, it’s easier than ever to keep increasingly larger swaths of the world in perpetual crisis. Back in the day, you had big-3 broadcast network news, but it was the local-broadcast news that did the yeoman’s work of keeping the populace alarmed and clamorous for safety. But who really watched local news except your invalid and entitled, “greatest generation,” grandparents looking for any sign to worry about their social security checks?

Yes, for sure my series is in full brew mode on crafting your life to be resistant to the effects of mass hysteria over whatever happens to be the most popular current global crisis. All crises must be global, now. Local news is passé. You have a SMART phone, which makes you smart globally, and it doesn’t even matter if you’re harvesting rice in rural Thailand, Goddammit! you have a global voice!

I didn’t expect the vaccine hoopla to begin the eventual and imperative unravelling collapse so rapidly. It’s rather pointless to go into why that is. Two previous posts are enough on specifics:

Follow the science is the answer. Only, for real this time. Actually doing it requires no guilting, shaming, or cajoling. It’s not a static THE.

Also, get your risk-assessment props up to a bare minimum of non-laughable. That could help. Make sure you don’t drown in your own swimming pool, and watch out for lightening when you hear thunder.

Pay close attention to a few things:

The Short Illness Pandemic
The “Healthy at Any Size” types who have never blamed themselves for a single thing in their lives (yes, I know it’s satirical)
Behind the “Concern”

Since day one, calls for lockdown and all that flows from them have been predominantly made up of:

  1. Those with dispensation to work from home during lockdown
  2. Those being paid to stay home, working or not
  3. Those on open-ended unemployment
  4. Those on disability
  5. Retirees
  6. Those under eviction moratoriums

Did you not notice that heavy and stark correlation in various social media amongst those signalling their high virtuous concern for all others while shaming and excoriating you for your selfishness because you wish to work and earn in the largely physical world to feed, clothe, and shelter yourself and those under your charge and shouldered responsibility?

Looking at the social media profiles of these parasitic types will often give you clues. Now, given that in total, this is a significant voting block, do you think it has some influence on practical public policy?

Donald Trump

I supported and admired him. There’s my bias disclosure out of the way.

Most of the stuff he did I either supported outright—often pragmatically because I understood his pragmatic nature—or at least understood his reasons and took a let’s-wait-and-see attitude. To my mind as a rather libertarian-minded dude—often anarchistic—I was often pleasantly surprised at the outcomes he achieved on so many levels globally, not the least of which was costing the military-industrial complex billions and billions—while at the same time gradually getting us out of the global police-business—and not stopping there, doing amazing big stuff bolstering good manufacturing jobs at home for all, including those who may no longer have a place in global policing.

…But he was costing the military-industrial complex billions and billions.

That pisses off both Republicans and Democrats.

I think he handled the RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA nonsense well in that he primarily seemed to ignore it and go about his policy of “MAGA.” That hoax being a dud, then came the UKRAINE UKRAINE UKRAINE clown-car and I think he showed too much weakness and defensiveness. He became repetitive, in-part thanks to the Repeater-in-Chief, Sean Hannity. I watched that one pretty closely as it popped up right as I was spending my last weeks in the US at my parents’ and brother’s place.

I was surprised they took such an innocuous thing to the level of impeachment, but they did, and they prevailed in the House. I believed then as I do now that this was solely to weaken him—a tarnishing of armor. They knew they had zero hope of a Senate conviction. So it was bad faith, but that’s hardly new in politics.

Out of the blue comes Covid-19. When it became common knowledge on the heels of that impeachment, I took time to Google around, including what was available from CDC at the time. I concluded that it was basically a flu. I have never wavered from that; and just as I have never been afraid of the flu, never had an annual “flu shot,” this was no different. For me, life goes on, you live it, don’t put it on hold, and chips fall where they may.

It was later, after data began coming in, I learned it was easier than the flu. It leaves kids alone and by vast measure, only kills younger adults with existing health problems. And half of the death (median) is in those over 80, most past due date and living on borrowed time. Yawn. Seriously.

That there was unbridled hand-wringing, gnashing of teeth, fear, and loathing about the simple reality that most people in their 80s aren’t long for the planet and are dying sooner or later of something told me that Covid-19 was rapidly becoming politicized. I dubbed it Impeachment 3.0 because at that time, it was pretty sure that Trump would be elected for a 2nd term in spite of all the polls with “heat in the deal.” Then I was surprised again as I saw it become a global thing. Of course, that makes me honestly question my Impeachment narrative. That said, who POTUS is is a big deal globally. So, I don’t know.

I’m well aware of all the global conspiracy-theory stuff. I don’t know about any of that, either.

Here’s where Trump’s lustre faded fast for me. Not his fault, but he is as ignorant of medical science as is any typical 5-year-old. He’s a renowned germaphobe (which means: wholly ignorant). As with virtually any POTUS, you have no real political choice but to defer to experts when it comes to medical stuff. This isn’t economics, trade, foreign policy, or any of the other things in which a US President is supposed to have a degree of acumen.

They got him. He got fooled and chumped. He didn’t even have the very basic ability to choose good advisors. Fauci is unequivocally a political, grandstanding, diminutive little-man syndrome attention whore. Ironically, the guy who actually invented PCR and got a Nobel for it, had Fauci’s number like 2 decades ago. He knew what a loathsome little fuck that guy was.

Even I know that. Trump didn’t? The point is, there were dozens and dozens of renowned scientists Trump could have had in front of the cameras daily to quell the bullshit that took him down, but he was just too fucking clueless to know what he was doing, even a little bit. It’s remarkable how isolated and echo-chambered a person at the top can become. He succumbed.

The Election

It doesn’t matter what the real vote count was. We know for sure Biden didn’t get 81 million legitimate votes.

If he did, given the Afghanistan slumber-blunder, those are the quietest 81 million people I’ve ever not heard. What a laughing stock. A guy who couldn’t even fill up a drive-in theater. And don’t even get me started on that cackling cock holster VP. I never knew there could be a skankier skank than Hillary, but there is.


Make sure not even your hands get any sun Hillary

Whatever you think or feel about the legitimacy of an election where statistical analysis set off the same alarm bells we use to signal voter fraud in banana republics, it became a bi-partisan fait accompli. The Democrats didn’t care about fraud at any level and the Republicans either capitulated early on, didn’t rock boats, or, indulged in every sort of conspiracy theorizing imaginable, issuing “bombshells” on a daily basis. The hopeful ate up each daily bombshell, never having recalled the story of the boy who cried wolf.

Republicans are always outmatched and they always lose: such is the decades and decades of slippery-slope slide all the way down. They bring Bibles and prayer to gunfights. They really believe that the truth will set them free. This is part of the problem Trump had. Millions of allies, but mostly pretty dumb politically—in spite of being really good folk otherwise. They are outmatched against Soviet-level propaganda and its automatic lying without even flinching. I don’t fault them. If they were actually skilled at it, we would have bigger problems.

The Vaccine

Trump got so chumped about Covid-19 that in pure business-like fashion while knowing zero about medical science, he just assumed that he could make vaccines like he could put up casino hotels. Of course, this set off alarm bells amongst the also-ignorant.

‘What if he does it and it’s a success and it makes Covid-19 moot?’

Early on, there was much scoffing and nay-saying. It was actually proper to do so—though it was politically motivated and had zero to do with sound immunology. Only someone completely ignorant of everything that goes into all of it could imagine that an effective vaccine for a cold-and-flu-like respiratory virus could be produced and distributed that quickly.

Trump was being chumped by the day, and it grew to include big-pharm. He basically parroted what they were telling him, only adding “so great” to whatever he was conveying.

As soon as the “election” happened and the outcome came to pass tentatively within weeks of November 6, the vaccine suddenly became a gift horse and the left wasted no time in pretending it was their idea, their gig, and it was suddenly transformed from a Trump abomination into a Democratic bestowment under great sacrifice, as always. After inauguration, Biden even claimed it was his vaccine, even though he supposedly got jabbed on camera in December, while Trump was still president.

Nothing I’ve seen illustrates the sincere “change of heart” better than the Automatic Liar Robert Reich in his tweet 2 weeks before the election, contrasted with his tweet a month ago.

And that stuff and that attitude is everywhere, from the highest office holders all the way down to the deceased Democrat voters.

This would be a coup, and nobody would really care if the vaccine was actually good and effective, came with little to no downside risk, and had far fewer adverse effects, like “short illnesses” prior to dying.

But that’s hardly the case and if you’re paying much attention, boiling points are approaching. I’m not going to rehash it. You can check out my previous posts, linked up above. But even if you don’t buy that the Emperor’s New Clothes are disintegrating before your eyes, you can’t deny the data, which is increasingly de-motivating people from getting the jab.

The thing about vaccination is that you need wide acceptance and enthusiasm. There is not that, and it’s getting worse. Just taking all the incentives like various rewards being offered demonstrates that. If it was no-shit stellar, you wouldn’t need any of that and there would still be lines instead of batches getting tossed because they’re beyond expiration.

What if Trump Was Still President?

Imagine that scenario. Imagine the utter resistance from the Democrat side for getting it had Trump won—along with his vaccine. They would have sniffed out and massively promoted every adverse effect they could find.

There would still have been a 2nd impeachment, though not about the “insurrection,” but about ‘rushing an unsafe vaccine for political purposes.’

It’s just the way politics works, particularly if you come in threatening the “natural order.” And, you begin costing the military-industrial complex billions of dollars…

So, he dodged a bullet and this is the moral of the story.

It’s entirely plausible that in spite of him kicking off this vaccination stupid shit for a respiratory virus—but where big-pharm was more than happy to take our money and guarantees of blamelessness—that he nonetheless remains unscathed because the Democrats bough it and own it.

I’m not sure which scenario I like better, but I tend toward the one where Trump and his vaccine are still in office and politics dictate a very hard sell.

Which do you prefer?

“In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control.”Theodore Dalrymple

No, I do not support a 2024 run for Trump. He got had, he lost, one way or another. Former presidents should be not seen, not heard.

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  1. Christina M. on August 30, 2021 at 21:56

    I think we are watching every single miscreant being put on stage and destroyed in front of our eyes. Every single one.

  2. Coach on August 30, 2021 at 22:17

    I loathe every single person I see buying into this complete hysteria nonsense. I am on an island with only a few other people and the tide is rising. Everyday I post some data and truth and then I see on the news “delta variant is killing everyone.” Itsabsolutely absurd that 2 years in people are still buying this charade. Republicans are just on board as these whackjobs lefties. My faith in humanity as a whole is dying a slow painful death.

    • Richard Nikoley on August 31, 2021 at 09:53

      I feel your pain, man.

      Some consolation, I think, is that it’s not that people have suddenly become stupid and fearful. They have always been there. It’s just that they had no platform to expose themselves. Even in the heyday of call-in talk radio, they were easy to spot, often screened, and/or excoriated by most hosts, then ridiculed. Social media gave literally every human a platform to self-expose their moronic idiocy and they found they had innumerable allies, emboldening. Smartphones and app ubiquity put this into hyperdrive, and the left recognized its propaganda potential.

      But, a potential silver lining is that everyone gets to decide for themselves as to their own mind anyway. It’s easy to find former lefties amongst the new rational and logical. Not much the other way around.

      So, there is potentially a silver-lining message of hope in there somewhere and it’s highly possible that in raw numbers, there are fewer fucktards than ever before, double-edged sword like.

      So, a patience perspective. Eventually, the shift in numbers might become apparent.

  3. Alan Andersen on August 31, 2021 at 06:12

    Speaking of people who “wish to [or must] work and earn in the largely physical world,” I’ve admired your posts about getting out and laying concrete to expand your Thai girl’s house. Hard to do that working in your PJs via endless Zoom meetings. I signed up for Google Fiber awhile ago, and last Friday, four Mexicans who could barely speak English showed up at my house in an old pickup truck with shovels and pieces of plastic and worked their asses off digging a trench across my lawn from street to house. They don’t have the luxury of “working from home.” They live in the physical world.

    • Richard Nikoley on August 31, 2021 at 10:06

      Back in the day when I lived in Bay Area, CA, I relayed my admiration often the the ass-busting Mexicans.

  4. WK Lee on September 8, 2021 at 05:17

    and watch out for lightening when you hear thunder. It’s lightning.

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