Biden and Inshallah By Richard Miller (London)

     This is something that some very sharp folks picked up from Biden’s few sane comments the Trump debate. The truth always has a tendency, like water, to leak out.

“One of the most revealing moments of last night’s debate was one that most people probably missed. BuzzFeed’s Hamed Aleaziz was overjoyed, tweeting that it was “a historic moment in America.” Over at Slate, Aymann Ismail added that “as terrible as this debate night was, at least a few of us had this moment.” This glorious occasion came when Donald Trump stated that he would eventually release his tax returns: “I’ve paid millions of dollars, and you’ll get to see it.” Joe Biden responded: “When? Inshallah,” using Arabic for “God willing,” a phrase that is often used in the context of procrastination. Some Muslims were excited about Biden’s colloquial use of the phrase, so as to mean “This is not likely to happen.” “Interfaith and anti-racism educator” Hind Makki tweeted: “Whenever someone who’s not Muslim drops an inshallah in conversation, I assume they have Muslim colleagues. When they know to use it colloquially [sarcastically], I know they have close Muslim friends.” These were just the sort of reactions Biden was doubtless hoping for. Arabic-speaking Christians as well as Muslims say “Inshallah,” but in saying this, Biden was not pandering to Arabic-speaking Christians; he was pandering to the part of his base (Muslim and non-Muslim) that believes that counterterror efforts are largely just an exercise in “Islamophobia” and supports the likes of Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib.

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The Plandemic and the Likely Murder of Donald Trump By Brian Simpson

     So, Donald Trump has Covid-1984, looks sick, and will probably die. And, Joe Biden does not? In fact, no big Democrats have been sick at all, while numerous republicans are getting sick. Must be coincidence, it couldn’t be a conspiracy could it? Could it be that the whole Wuhan flu was coughed up just to bring Trump down? And, for the bargain, ring in the Chinese New World Order? No, that could not be. Mike Adams has always taken this Wuhan stuff more seriously than us, and here is his argument that Trump has a significant chance of dying:

     But that the elites want him immediately of the ballot should give us pause for concern, at least:

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Strangled By the Intestines of Capitalists? Going the Full Bolshevik By James Reed

     I like this one; a US professor wants cops strangled to death by the intestines of capitalists! Who says that a university education is useless because it does give one the linguistic capacity to sling together such phrases.

“Midwestern State University professor Nathan Jun called for all law enforcement officials to be strangled to death in August, and now he's facing death threats and doxxing attempts. According to his faculty page at the school, Jun teaches courses "Health Care Ethics," "Philosophy of Race and Racism," "Multicultural Philosophy," and "Philosophy of Horror and Macabre," among others. What are the details? Jun made the remarks in a now-viral Facebook thread, which painted a grisly picture of capitalists and police officers. According to the College Fix, Jun wrote, "I want the entire world to burn until the last cop is strangled with the intestines of the last capitalist, who is strangled in turn with the intestines of the last politician." After Jun's statement went viral, the school issued a public statement backing Jun's right to make such statements. "As a public university, we recognize and protect individuals' free speech rights under the First Amendment so that ideas and information may be freely exchanged and examined without the threat of censorship or retaliation," a statement shared Friday on KFDX-TV said. "Occasionally individuals will express opinions that may be offensive and even shocking, but are nonetheless entitled to First Amendment protection. When our faculty members speak or write as citizens within the confines of the law, they are free from institutional censorship or discipline."

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Cry for Coal By James Reed

     Great article by Greg Sheridan about how Australia is retreating from coal, where sensible nations like China are making heaps of coal-fired power stations, and to hell with nonsense about global warming. We need coal mining, digging up every spot of ground where coal is, and burning all of it. The more, the better, in my opinion. As I believe in global cooling I see increasing the carbon footprint a good thing, but that is just my opinion. We need coal for jobs of many people in the outback.

“The biggest story of the moment, the biggest structural change in our politics, is that the Morrison government has admitted comprehensive and probably permanent defeat on coal. It seems like a different era in history when Scott Morrison as treasurer proudly brandished a lump of coal in parliament to demonstrate his party’s commitment to our black gold. Still the largest source of our power, still our second biggest export, coal has been placed in the Coalition’s fantasy technology basket, to be revisited one day in the mythical future when renewables don’t need subsidies, pumped hydro creates more energy than it consumes, China’s carbon market comes into operation, and Australia wins soccer’s World Cup 6-0 against Brazil. The new lowest common denominator on coal is we continue to export it but there are no circumstances in which we build a coal-fired power station. This is how conservative governments embrace long-term strategic defeat. They win a thousand tactical victories as they march backwards. The Coalition has lost the coal argument. It came into office in 2013 never dreaming it would abandon coal, but that is what it has done. Labor and the Greens have won the argument even as they have lost the elections. The conservatives — meaning the Liberals and the Nationals — have accepted defeat. The Coalition has a good chance of retaining government by arguing that it will implement the left’s policies more carefully, cautiously, modestly, competently and with less economic damage than Labor would.

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Were Trump and the First Lady Deliberately Infected? Sure. By Charles Taylor

     President Rump and the First Lady have tested positive for the dreaded Covid-1984 virus. So how in the hell did this happen? What Chinese New Order agent was watching over the health of the president? You can bet that this is deliberate; everything in the political universe is a conspiracy. Still, at one point I did think they would do a JFK on him, but looks like they will kill him off with the special death version of the virus. Trump was pretty stupid and it is sad that the survival of Western civilisation depended upon such a fool. Anyway, maybe the sooner China takes over the better, because their brand of communism is slightly better than the mutated version in the West we see with our new class. At least it will be fun watching the useful idiots and our associated traitors meet their rightfully deserved fate. My one wish is to see this before also expiring. 

Labor/Democrats and Liberal/Republicans – Can’t the West Do Better? By James Reed

     Graham Richardson, Labor Party guru, gave his version of the Trump v Biden debate, with Trump the conservative as the villain, Chris Wallace the mighty moderator struggling to control Trump, and Biden, well a good old man who hammered away at Trump’s weak point, the economy! Excuse me, but Biden wants to lock down the entire US economy for three months, while Trump has struggled to get things moving again; Biden will totally destroy the economy. Anyway, what else can one expect? Well, more globalism, as if nothing has been learnt from Covid-19. India, South America, wherever markets are, anything but self-reliance. But, this Laborite concludes with something worth quoting on the god of the Left, China:

“During the past couple of decades the stability of the Chinese leadership has been fragile, to say the least. Coups and counter-coups came. Now President Xi Jinping has eliminated his rivals and is the unchallenged dictator of 1.5 billion people. The Chinese are clever and resourceful as well as enormously powerful. Diplomatic relations with them will never be easy because the Chinese don’t care if they are cast as the villains. They know they are too big to ignore and their vast military arsenal makes them just about bullet proof. They are brilliant bullies who are unconstrained by the normal rules of international behaviour. Get in their road and you will be squashed. That’s why it is so hard to find the Chinese opposition. They are all in the gulags.”

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Prince Harry, Doing the Diversity Dance By Richard Miller

     If anyone since Princess Di has done more for the Republican cause in Britain, it must be Harry, who now has that dumb look upon his face that all the politically correct converts get. The “bride” is leading him on to bigger and more dramatic events of wokeness.

“Prince Harry has spoken about his “awakening” to race issues as he and his wife, Meghan, launched an anti-racism campaign to mark Black History Month in the U.K. In a video interview with the Evening Standard newspaper published Thursday, Harry said London sometimes “doesn´t feel as diverse as it actually is” and that he wanted to use his celebrity to raise awareness about the Black community and the challenges it faces. “This is about learning. And about how we can make it better,” he said, speaking from the couple´s home in Santa Barbara, California. The couple released a list of Black people recognized for challenging prejudice, calling them “next gen trailblazers,” along with an opinion piece in the newspaper. “For as long as structural racism exists, there will be generations of young people of colour who do not start their lives with the same equality of opportunity as their white peers,” wrote the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, as Harry and Meghan are formally known. Meghan, a former American actress known as Meghan Markle, identifies as biracial. Her mother is Black and her father is white. The couple, who quit as senior working royals in March to pursue their financial independence, announced a deal with Netflix last month to produce a range of films and series for the streaming service.”

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Stand Back and Stand By! By Charles Taylor

     This was the highlight of the Trump/Biden debate, when the president told the Proud Boys, who are not white supremacists, but run by a Black guy, to “stand back and stand by.” Could this be that at last someone is getting ready to stand up the antifa who have been burning cities and murdering people? Oh sure, the Left are now claiming that these urban terrorists are really white supremacists, but there is no evidence at all for this, and everything against it. 

     The mainstream press all are running with the same story that Trump did not condemn white supremacism. But you can listen to the transcript and hear him say it. The Proud Boys are implicated as being white supremacist, but as I said, they are multiracial and run by a Black. So, how are they white supremacist? This shows the complete and utter lies that the mainstream media floats in all of the time. And, Trump is right to call upon every force that could help restore order, in the chaos that is coming, since it is now open that the Democrats are using illegal and corrupt voting to steal the election. Stand back, but stand by. The Left are already looting, burning and murdering, so how is it wrong to say this? If anything, one would have hoped for an even stronger statement. Anyway, let’s put, “Stand Back, and Stand By,” on T-shirts.

Wiring Old Joe By Charles Taylor

     I wondered whether they had illegally wired old Joe Biden so that he could deliver the answers. Yep, they did.

“Video capture shots from last night’s debate between Trump and Biden clearly show Joe Biden wearing wired electronic devices, in violation of debate rules. The appearance of a wire under his jacket was abundantly obvious for a few seconds, as he tried to tuck the wire back into a hidden location. The use of electronics confirms that Joe Biden’s performance was dishonestly augmented by off-camera controllers who were likely speaking to him through a hidden earpiece. Before the debate, the Joe Biden’s team refused to allow a third party inspection of Biden’s ears for electronic devices, contradicting their earlier promise that Biden would agree to be inspected before the debate. At one point in the debate, Joe Biden reached into his jacket using his left hand and appeared to be adjusting the volume of a wireless receiver or something similar. As he removed his hand, a black wire clearly emerged from under his suit jacket.”

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The Vikings and Donnie be All Day By John Steele

     When I can get lap top reception I like to watch the knife reviews of YouTuber, Donny be All Day, a returned US soldier, which strikes a chord with me. He is pro-Trump and patriotic. However, that does not mean he is not impacted upon by politically correct ideology, as in this comment, which illustrates an important point:

“If I were to say things like dreadlocks, gold teeth grills and rap battles, most of you might think, Lil Wayne. But none of you would immediately think of Vikings, or as they called themselves, Ostmen and Austmen meaning east men. They were the first known nation to grow their hair in dreads, use gold teeth coverings and even were known for "flyting", poetic battles. Yes my friends, you can't learn about Vikings from TV. Like how they didn't wear horned helmets, they didn't drink from the skulls of their enemies, they didn't drink blood and they certainly weren't big beefy giants. The average Viking stood about 5'7" and were very thin. They lived most of their lives as farmers and they weren't the purebloods many think. Blood work from DNA samples show a strong mix of Native American DNA. It's amazing what you learn when you don't limit your education to public schooling.” 

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Nothing That Works By Viv Forbes

6 October 2020

Green zealots infest all parties, the media, academia, education and the business vested interests. They consistently oppose what works and promote what won’t.

Greens demand “Zero Emissions”. Nuclear and hydro power are the only practical “zero carbon” electricity options for Australia. Greens oppose both.

Greens worship “the environment”, but support widespread environmental destruction by bird-chopping windmills, land-stealing solar panels and their inevitable spider-webs of roads and transmission lines. All to produce intermittent energy that is forced onto distributers and consumers by legislated targets, taxes, subsidies and mandates.

Green policies support cutting forests in America to ship woodchips to UK for burning in the DRAX power station. Other policies support growing crops using diesel fuel for tractors, harvesters and trucks to produce bio-diesel with less net energy than they started with. Not smart.

Greens support carbon capture and storage, fully aware that this won’t happen without legislated subsidies, taxes and targets. They know that CCS will favour their wind and solar toys by multiplying costs and energy waste for coal, oil or gas generators. Big miners also love it because far more coal or gas will be needed to produce the same electricity.

Most politicians now support “green” steel and aluminium, via zero-emissions hydrogen. The hydrogen must be made by electrolysis of water or from methane. Electrolysis is not feasible without the nuclear power they oppose. And the methane route produces poisonous carbon monoxide plus more of the carbon dioxide they dread. All processes use more energy than can be generated from the products.

Australia’s huge untapped resources of uranium and hydrocarbons are the envy of the world. But their green tape, locked gates and death-by-delay strangles all exploration and development.

And Green Guru, Ross Garnaut, thinks graziers should harvest kangaroos not cattle. Let them do both.

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The Coming Ice Age By James Reed

     Survivalist John Steele put me onto this guy, who seems like me to believe in a coming ice age, since I argue that if bushfires prove global warming according the mainstream media, then cold spells just as easily prove global cooling, in my mind for sure.

“Astrophysicists and climate watchers are making immense amounts of observations around the world, with record September freezes across Europe and North America and Australia, even as the idiot Muricans drool before the Oracle of The Lying God and wring their hands about manmade global warming. Yo, Human, the Sun is taking a nap. Yes, no sun spot activity as predicted by the hated Russian scientists, for 32 days. According to the Russians some years in the Eddy Minimum might have no sunspot activity. This effects volcanism among other climate drivers on earth, which is a subordinate body to the Sun. While the elite tell us we are warming the earth the sun is letting it cool. You know, once, when a supermarket manager, I had this retarded parcel pickup employee, who a trouble maker on the crew had talked into believing that he made the decisions, and not this evil mother****** in the ill-knotted tie. When I finally informed the cart guy that he had not been hired as the store manger, and punctuated this by suspending the liar who was making sport of him, the 300-pound man cried on my shoulder and hugged me. Manmade global warming cultism is essentially the same thing. But the man in the tie who solves all problems will not be there to sort it out for the people duped into believing the climate is shifting south when it’s cutting a hard north. Our initial experiences in this, which I think is the Eddy Minimum and is the 27th on record, suggest that this Grand Solar Minimum is likely to be more severe and longer than the Dalton Minimum, which saw the “Year Without a Summer” in 1816, and is more likely to be as long and severe as the Maunder Minimum, which gave humanity a century of war, plague, genocide, deluge, storm, summer fires [London, 1666] witch burnings [which are a big deal in times of plague and bad harvests] and religious fanaticism as well as the birth of a brand new form of government, hitherto an oddity, called The Nation State in 1648. This icy hand of Fate seems to be ushering in the Surveillance State. For a good information clearing house on climate and food production check out Adapt 2030, a YouTube channel.”

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The Covid-1984 Recession and the Coming Apocalypse By James Reed

     This 4 Corners (how many corners do they think there are?) segment is worth watching because it tells us what is coming right now economically due to the Corona freak-out. Businesses just being smashed, crushed to dust. Sure, there is there whinging about not having backpackers to pick fruit, the usual immigration bs, which seems to me to be a weak foundation to build upon, but that is only a drop in the ocean. Here is the deepest recession since the big one of 1930s, and it would be worse if business that were dead were not permitted to continue trading, as zombies. Businesses going broke, maybe 500,000, means people don’t have jobs, and when the dole is slashed, get ready for social chaos and disaster, and home invasions for goods, right out into the green leafy suburbs. No-one will be safe. After a while people will be crying out for the Chinese new World Order. Please enslave me! Let me have my consumer goodies back! I don’t need things like freedom! And so on. Just see if Uncle James is right on this one.

     Rudolph Zinn published back in 2010 a fascinating book on home invasions in South Africa, Home Invasion, which we can see as a prelude to what is coming right across the West: 

Biden does Not Like Tax, Either By Chris Knight

     Who likes the taxation department? Why even back in Jesus’ day the tax collectors were hated. So, if Trump moved to minimise his tax, so what? Libertarians argue that taxation is just thief anyway, and most of out taxes are spend on programs to destroy our race and nation, in one way or other. Oh, old socialist Joe Biden does not like tax either:

“Since the left is now in histrionics over President Trump's perfectly legal use of the US tax code to avoid paying taxes for 10 out of the last 15 years, perhaps they'll give as much attention to Joe Biden - who used another perfectly legal tax 'loophole' to avoid approximately $500,000 in payroll taxes on $15 million in income. Of course, they ignored it in July when the Wall Street Journal reported that Joe and Jill Biden took advantage of the "S corporation" payroll tax loophole that the Obama-Biden administration unsuccessfully attempted to close. According to the report, the Bidens routed income from book sales and speeches through S corporations - avoiding the 3.8% self-employment tax they would have paid if they had been compensated directly, and avoiding as much as $500,000 in taxes. "There’s no reason for these to be in an S corp—none, other than to save on self-employment tax," accountant Tony Nitti told the WSJ at the time. And as the Journal's Chris Jacobs wrote last month, "According to the Urban Institute, a couple featuring one high earner and one average earner, retiring this year, will have paid a total of $209,000 in Medicare taxes during their working lives." "The Bidens avoided paying nearly twice that much in Medicare taxes during two years." Meanwhile, the Las Vegas Review-Journal suggests Biden is a hypocrite - as the former Vice President has been an outspoken opponent of such loopholes since Ronald Reagan was in office. Per current tax law, S-corporation owners can legally avoid paying the 3.8 percent self-employment tax on their profits as long as they pay themselves “reasonable compensation” that is subject to regular payroll taxes. The IRS definition of “reasonable compensation” is a tad fuzzy, however, which led to the Bidens reporting less than $800,000 salary on their reported $13 million in combined profits. -Las Vegas Review-Journal”

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Open Corruption By Chris Knight

     The mainstream media has attacked Trump for saying that electoral fraud is rampant. Here are some extracts from the latest articles to bring the reader up to speed on the absolutely astonishing amount of Democrat electoral corruption going on, most of which Trump is aware of, and has even spoken about, but is not acting on. You can be sure Obama would have arrested everyone if this happened to him, or declared martial law, and Hollywood would have  been cheering him on. Shameful weakness.

“The U.S. Postal Service has reportedly launched an investigation after mail — including absentee ballots — were discovered this week along a road in the swing state of Wisconsin. “According to the Outagamie County Sheriff’s Office, three trays of mail were discovered shortly before 8 a.m. Monday in a ditch along State 96 at Outagamie county CB in Greenville,” the Post-Crescent reported. “The mail was on its way to the post office and the sheriff’s office turned it over to the postal inspector. The mail was mixed and did contain ‘several’ absentee ballots.” The report said that the U.S. Postal Service would not disclose the specific location where the absentee ballots were discovered or how many were found. “We are aware of some mail including absentee ballots recovered in Greenville, Outagamie County earlier this week,” a spokesperson said. “The U.S. Postal Service is investigating this matter, and we are unable to comment further at this time.” The news comes after federal law enforcement officials discovered that some military ballots had been discarded in the swing state of Pennsylvania and that out of all the discarded ballots that had been opened, they all had voted for President Donald Trump. “The FBI has recovered a number of documents relating to military ballots that had been improperly opened by your elections staff, and had the ballots removed and discarded, or removed and placed separately from the envelope containing confidential voter information and attestation,” U.S. Attorney David J. Freed said in a letter to Shelby Watchilla, Director of Elections of Luzerne County Bureau of Elections.

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The Trump Tax Returns By Chris Knight

     Well, at long last the mainstream media has what it thinks are Trump’s tax returns, mystical documents, although he says it is false news, and I think that this is probably so. But, it is interesting to see how their evil minds work; let’s see what we can get on him, as if it would be in the tax returns! It was a fishing expedition. Probably, at worst, they want to show how he minimises tax, but this is something all of these elites do, so it is no big cheese. The Trumpster dumpster voters don’t care, and the Demo-rats waste so much money anyway on pc bs, who could blame any one for becoming a fundamentalist libertarian, seeing taxation as theft? The fact is that Trump, as a property magnate, did what they all do, and had accounting accountants get every tax deduction that they could. And, it is possible that the NYT or their source, perhaps some bum on the street, violated a whole pile of laws to have possession of these documents. While there is not time for civil litigate before the election,  the FBI could perhaps investigate. So, Trump, do something, be a   man for once! Give them something to really fear!

     It is hilarious that on the one  hand they want to portray Trump as greedy, yet also are pushing the line that he is a loser and has nothing;  heads you lose, tails we win, is the motto of the vile globalists.

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The Sport of Rape of White Women in Europe By Mrs Vera West

     The only way to make sense of this is that a civilisation has given up on itself and is happy to allow its women and children to be raped, wanting to be cancelled.

“According to statistics released by police in the German capital of Berlin, the city saw 210 rapes between March and July, an average of two rape cases per day. The State Police criminal investigation unit, known in Germany as the Kripo, said that cases of serious rape in Berlin are surging, and of the 210 cases reported between March and July at least 50 of the victims were children below the age of 16. The Kripo also say that around half of the suspects in the rape cases come from a foreign background — far higher than the migrant population of Berlin, which amounts to around 29.9 per cent of the city’s total residents, Focus reports. Marcel Luthe, a member of the Free Democratic Party (FDP), commented on the statistics, saying: “The far disproportionate proportion of foreign suspects shows that the causes urgently need to be clarified and discussed transparently. And then effective crime prevention must be pursued.”

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Finally, Attacking the Adopt-a-Coloured Defence to Racism By Charles Taylor

     I have noticed that in politically correct culture, in primarily Nordic/Northern European ethnics, if couples have a number of children and they are in the limelight, then it is obligatory that they adopt Black or non-Nordic children. While this can be noble if the children are genuinely in need of care, I have often viewed this in a cynical light, as virtue signalling, which is using the kiddies as a political shield. And, that could be racist, gasp! Hell, what isn’t “racist”?

“Ibram X. Kendi, director of Boston University’s Center for Antiracist Research, wrote on Saturday that white people who adopt black children may be “racist,” joining a growing group of Democrats and leftists commenting on Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Haitian son and daughter. Kendi wrote on social media: “Some White colonizers ‘adopted” Black children. They ‘civilized’ these ‘savage’ children in the ‘superior’ ways of White people, while using them as props in their lifelong pictures of denial, while cutting the biological parents of these children out of the picture of humanity.” “And whether this is Barrett or not is not the point,” he continued. “It is a belief too many White people have: if they have or adopt a child of color, then they can’t be racist.” Kendi concluded, “I’m challenging the idea that White parents of kids of color are inherently ‘not racist’ and the bots completely change what I’m saying to ‘White parents of kids of color are inherently racist.’ These live and fake bots are good at their propaganda. Let’s not argue with them.”

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Over-Educated Idiots, My Father Called Them By James Reed

     I do not have many loving memories of my father, who was a violent drunk who tried to kill my mother, brother and myself each Saturday as the alcohol took hold, which probably psychologically explains my own self-destructive rage. Nevertheless, like Conan the Barbarian, domestic violence made me the man I am. And, in a way, it is a metaphor for the self-abnegation of the Western universities too, where any degree of freedom of thought has vaporised.

“On September 11th, Gallup headlined “Bias in Others’ News a Greater Concern Than Bias in Own News”, and reported (based upon polling a randomized sample of 20,046 American adults) that: “69% of Americans say they are more concerned about bias in the news other people consume than its presence in their own news (29%).” In other words: 69/29, or 2.38 times, as many Americans are closed-minded (prejudiced) regarding information-sources which don’t fit their ideology, than are not. Overwhelmingly in America, only Democratic Party information-sources are trusted by Democrats, and only Republican information-sources are trusted by Republicans. Each side distrusts the other’s information-sources. Gallup’s news-report aptly noted the important fact that “This plays into the political polarization in the U.S. national discourse.” The more prejudiced a population are, the more polarized it will be. Of course, one would expect this to be the case, but Gallup has now found striking new empirical evidence for it — that the public’s closed-mindedness is greatly increasing America’s political polarization. Each side is craving propaganda instead of truth, but each side’s voters want only the type of propaganda that is funded by the billionaires who also fund that side’s politicians and control that side’s ‘news’ media. Consequently, American politics is controlled by the conflict between liberal billionaires versus conservative billionaires — totally controlled by billionaires (instead of by the public). There is the liberal herd, and the conservative herd, but they’re both herds — not by the public in an actual democracy. And each of these two herds is controlled by its shepherd, who are its billionaires. (Here is how that’s done.) Billionaires control each Party and thereby control the Government. This is why the Government ignores the preferences of America’s public. As will be shown here, the September 11th Gallup findings help to explain how and why that results.

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Covid-19 and Race Realism By Brian Simpson

     I like, as much as I dislike American Renaissance, but I must admit that the later has got better. Have they read my critiques? Who knows? Would they care? Anyway, the issue of Covid-19 having a racial basis is fascinating, and when I first read it, even though people would call me a racist (anyone white writing about race is, they say, so why argue on that point, about a silly word?), I was somewhat sceptical, but the latest piece by Lance Welton, really socks it out of the ball park. Say, has any Aussie footballer ever kicked a football out of the stadium, onto the road outside?

“The new study—“Racial/Ethnic Variation in Nasal Gene Expression of Transmembrane Serine Protease 2 (TMPRSS2)”—was published in the prestigious journal on September 10th and was carried out by three researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York [Supinda Bunyavanich; Chantal Grant, MD; and Alfin Vicencio]. It sets out to make sense of why African-Americans suffer a death rate from Covid-19 that is around three times their proportion of the U.S. population. The researchers tested a sample of 305 people in their local hospital system, the sample being 8.2% Asian, 15.4% Black, 26.6% Latino, 9.5% mixed race/ethnicity, and 40.3% White. Their key finding: the expression of the Transmembrane serine protease 2 (shortened to TMPRSS2) was significantly higher among black individuals than it was in Asian, Latino, mixed race/ethnicity, or white individuals. Why is this important? Covid-19 enters the body via contact with its airways, such as the tissues in the nose. If the TMPRSS2 gene is present in its strong form, then the body will produce high levels of the enzyme. This enzyme, present in the body’s tissues, means that the virus is better able to enter the tissues and so spread throughout the body, potentially killing the host. If the host has a high expression of TMPRSS2 in its nasal tissues, then, write the authors, “this activates the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein and cleaves the angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 receptor to which the virus binds, enabling SARS-CoV-2 to enter the body” and also more easily spread. According to the research, blacks expressed TMPRSS2 at a higher rate than Asians. Asians expressed it more than Latinos, Latinos had a higher expression than Mixed race people and these, in turn, had a higher expression than whites.

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