Sociology as Sorcery By Chris Knight

     Having bombed at philosophy at university, in a low-ranking US asylum, I, with the lack of wisdom of youth, decided to study sociology. I soon found that the sociology of the 1980s was just various forms of Marxism warmed up. Later, postmodernism and a whole range of crazy French philosophy, from people like Derrida, soaked into the discipline, which now is beyond any chance of reform. These articles give some overview of the basics, but I think the situation is much worse, with every politically correct idea you can imagine radiating from this discipline. There is simply no opposition to this in the discipline at all, complete intellectual totalitarianism.
  https://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2019/10/31/sociology-as-religion-part-1/
  https://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2019/11/01/sociology-as-religion-part-2/

     So crazy has contemporary sociology become that a trio of academics, mainly from other disciplines, such as philosophy, set out to write a series of “hoax” papers on subjects such as dog rape in parks, and the “conceptual penis.” We need not go into fine detail here, but these papers all got published in postmodern sociology journals, but were later exposed as “hoaxes.” The big issue for the academics was the ethics of submitting such papers, but the real issue for people in the real world, is that the papers got accepted, and thus are examples of the sort of nonsense that sociology engages in; are the papers really “hoaxes,” when the entire discipline lacks any sort of objectivity, and anything politically correct, goes? But sociology is nonsense with a point, because the goal is always to further the culture of critique, deconstruction and thrashing of  … us, we the white deplorables who are destroyed at taxpayers’ expense.
  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/04/arts/academic-journals-hoax.html
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grievance_studies_affair
  https://pdxscholar.library.pdx.edu/phl_fac/29/
  https://www.zerohedge.com/political/red-army-mediocrities-our-soviet-style-university-system

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Primary Principles. by David Smith

     The quote from Sir Samuel Wadham (either above or below) is a statement of the primary importance of agriculture and farming to nations and peoples as a whole. Whilst I take the point he is making about farming being a biological activity rather than industrial activity, I believe it was given the term primary industry to show its primacy over all other forms of industry, primary meaning first in importance or original, and also, that from which all other [forms of industry] rely on and are derived from.

     To be a viable nation state requires first and foremost that we be able to independently sustain ourselves with the necessities of life, food and clothing. This is the reason so many men were told in 1939-45, you cannot go to war, you are an essential industry for the war effort here at home. This included those from both primary and secondary industries. Essential; of primary importance once again.

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How Can Small Businesses Survive This? By James Reed

     Not all bad things from the law come from deliberate attempts to do evil. Sometimes there are situations of genuine harm, but politicians react by firing off more laws, when most often the problems are complex social problems that will not be solved just by further red tape. Here is an example:
  https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/politics/bosses-in-frame-for-workers-suicides-in-victoria/news-story/c8a3f4edf0263fe60221341c680d3be6?utm_source=The%20Australian&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=editorial&utm_content=TodaySHeadlines

“Negligent bosses could face up to 20 years in jail or multi-million-dollar fines over the suicide of their employees under workplace manslaughter laws proposed by the Victorian government. Under the tough new laws, an employer could be held liable if a worker committed suicide as a result of sustained workplace bullying and the employer, aware of the abuse, did not take action to reasonably guard against or respond to the conduct.
The new workplace manslaughter offence, if legislated, will apply to all workplace fatalities, including those resulting from mental as well as physical injuries. Victorian Attorney-General Jill Hennessy said an employer could face liability for a suicide where an employee's mental health had been “brutalised” at work, and the employer had rejected the worker's requests for assistance. She said the criminal standard of negligence would have to be met and causation established. “The standard is very high because the penalty is very high,” she said, adding the offence would not be easy to prove. Under the proposed legislation, a suicide found to be a direct result of negligent workplace practices and policies that substantially contribute to the death could constitute workplace manslaughter. Victorian Trades Hall Council secretary Luke Hilakari said 30 workers died each year in Victoria at work and tens of thousands were injured annually. “As long as every worker comes home from work, no boss needs to be jailed,’’ he said. “Until that happens, maybe there does need to be some bosses who go to jail and that will be the lesson.”

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Climate Change Mania as a Corporate Scam By James Reed

     I have been sawing, no, saying, this, but who takes notice of me, a decaying circus clown, in clown world? But wait, as John the Lemmon said, I am not the only one:
  https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/10/31/corbyns-brother-trashes-open-borders-brands-extinction-rebellion-soros-funded-globalist-scam/

“Piers Corbyn, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexiteer climate-sceptic elder brother, has lambasted Extinction Rebellion as a Soros-funded, EU- and UN-backed scam to transfer money from ordinary people to corporations.
Speaking to YouTube personality and former UKIP candidate Carl ‘Sargon of Akkad’ Benjamin, the physicist, weather forecaster, and former Labour councillor warned viewers that “climate policy is there to control you, not climate”. “The political origin of [Extinction Rebellion] is the globalist supernationals, the mega-rich. They’re funded by George Soros, among others, he spent 24 million dollars on the group which set up the so-called climate strike,” Corbyn alleged. “They are orchestrated by the mainstream media and tolerated deliberately by all the governments in the world, just about, bar very few,” he continued. “If you and I were to have a demonstration about Yemen, the war and arms, and so forth, we would be swept off the street in half an hour, right?” he told Benjamin. “Or if the miners’ strike had have tried to occupy London like they did, they would have had the horses against them straight away, they’d be swept away — so [Extinction Rebellion] are completely tolerated by the powers that be,” he added.”

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The “Doomer” Not “Zoomer” Generation By James Reed

     You have to hand it to climate change princess Greta, she has honour and conviction. Thus, she has turned down a great big wad of cash as a prize for whatever it is she does. Why, if it was me, I would have gone out and brought a giant freezer to fill with masses of red meat, and a nice carbon-producing heater to burn all matter of stuff for the next ice age Melbournian winter.
  https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/30/climate-kid-greta-thunberg-shames-grown-ups-again-rejects-52k-environmental-award/

     Anyway, as the Australian League of Rights are the unsung heroes in leading many trends in fashion and culture, and I am proudly leading the charge, with Uncle Len following up the rear, so to speak.  Let it go down in the record that the so-called “zoomer” generation should now be know as “doomers” instead, given the ease with which everyone has accepted that the planet only has 12 years, or is it now 11 years (?) left to kick on. Well done!

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Does Anyone Remember Jeff the Paedo? By Charles Taylor

     Much like pizza gate, 9/11 and every other open conspiracy that the elites throw in our faces, the Jeffrey Epstein case has been left to go cold. Surely an island where underaged girls were raped by 1 percenters should not be investigated by authorities who are too busy dealing with the abstract idea that Donald Trump may be at fault for wanting the Ukraine prime minister to investigate the foul deeds of Biden. Much like the crimes of Hillary Clinton, the only sin is exposing or attempting to deal with progressive criminals, who, as faithful servants of the globalist elites, have been given free rein to prey upon and consume deplorables. Now some news about Jeff Epstein from a forensic expert who thinks that the crusty old pervert could have been knocked off:
  https://www.zerohedge.com/political/jeffrey-epstein-was-strangulated-famous-forensic-expert-says

“This morning on Fox and Friends, Dr. Michael Baden, a famous forensic expert and former New York City medical examiner said that at the end of the investigation he did on behalf of Jeffrey Epstein’s brother, its findings are more consistent with homicidal strangulation than suicidal hanging. Dr. Michael Baden, who was hired by Epstein’s brother and observed the autopsy, told Fox News that the 66-year-old Epstein had two fractures on the left and right sides of his larynx, specifically the thyroid cartilage or Adam’s apple, as well as one fracture on the left hyoid bone above the Adam’s apple, Baden told Fox News. “Those three fractures are extremely unusual in suicidal hangings and could occur much more commonly in homicidal strangulation,” said Baden. “The prominent hemorrhage in the soft tissues of the neck next to the fractures is evidence of a fresh neck compression that could have caused the death." “I’ve not seen in 50 years where that occurred in a suicidal hanging case,” the 85-year-old medical legend told Fox News. It appears that this could have been a mistake,” Baden said. “There’s evidence here of homicide that should be investigated, to see if it is or isn’t homicide.” Just another "mistake."

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Immigration Discriminates Against Locals! By Bruce Bennett

     This is from America, but there is no reason to suppose that Australia is any different:
  https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/29/congress-encourages-workplace-discrimination-against-americans-say-experts/

“Mass migration encourages mass discrimination against Americans, especially black employees, according to federal data unearthed by the Center for Immigration Studies. “You really have to be out of touch with reality to argue that there are no negative effects of immigration on native workers,” said Jason Richwine, a statistician who studied the issue for the Center for Immigration Studies. “Forty percent of the decline in labor participation rates among black workers over three decades was attributable to competition from illegal immigration,” labor lawyer Peter Kirsanow said at a CIS press event at the press club. That “comes to nearly 1 million fewer jobs for black Americans as a result of the competition from illegal immigrants … and it is the wage levels also,” Kirsanow told the audience on October 25. The huge impact of this discrimination is mostly ignored by wealthy “woke” professionals, who prefer to use discrimination claims as a political club against conservatives. The documented discrimination is just “the tip of the iceberg,” but left-wing critics have gone silent since Donald Trump was elected, said CIS director Mark Krikorian, Yet white-collar workers are also losing salaries and jobs because of discrimination, said Kevin Lynn, founder of Progressives for Immigration Reform:

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Eco-Hypocrites By James Reed

     Young climate change princess Greta, who has lost her childhood, like so many of our lost generation, may have gone to the big climate apocalypse talkfest by classic wind jammer, I think, but most environmental gurus just jet in, creating even more carbon than I create, and I do it deliberately, burning everything I can to help the environment, especially plastic. The thick, choking fumes must be helping the environment, providing needed fuel for plants. But, hey, that is all minor compared to jet travel:
  https://summit.news/2019/10/22/study-finds-the-wealthy-celebrities-arent-changing-their-flying-habits-to-reduce-co2-emissions/

“A new study by Swedish academics has found that most wealthy people and celebrities are not changing their flying habits to help reduce climate change, with some responsible for a thousand times more CO2 emissions than the average. Imagine my shock. The study, carried out by researchers from from Lund University, reviewed the social media accounts of well known celebrities and wealthy philanthropists, many of who relentlessly virtue signal about climate change. Based on the information posted relating to travel, researchers calculated the starting point and destination for flights and then worked out likely CO2 emissions. Climate activist Bill Gates was responsible for approximately 1,600 tonnes of carbon dioxide, while flights used by Paris Hilton and Jennifer Lopez emitted 1,260 tonnes and 1,050 tonnes respectively. These figures compare to a global average of 100 kilos per person per year for air travel, or in other words more than a thousand times higher. According to the researchers, only a minority of the individuals studied have altered their behavior to minimize or stop flying. “Their lifestyles are norm-setting and identity-building. Above all, young people dream of traveling around the world in a similar way, without having to worry about money,” said Stefan Gössling. Once again, it’s very much a case of do as we say not as we do.”

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Yes, There is a Real Reason for Impeaching, if Not Executing Donald Trump! By Charles Taylor

     The great brainwashed want “war,” and have taken to the streets in an anti-Trump frenzy, similar to other manic mad movements of the past. Just have a look at the horror videos here which make the 1960s pinkos look respectable by comparison:
  https://gellerreport.com/2019/10/war-take-to-the-streets-new-york-city-impeach-now.html/

     No doubt the mainstream media  is pretty sore about Trump cancelling all those false news subscriptions, running to an equally pretty penny:
https://summit.news/2019/10/25/trump-cancelling-government-subscriptions-to-fake-news-nyt-and-wa-post/

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Millennials Love Socialism! (Lot’s of Free Stuff) By Paul Walker

     This is a problem; while we older folk remember the evils of communism, the young people at university are getting flooded with bs from socialists, which equates Marxism with politically correct causes that the average young person has been programmed to accept as part of the laws of nature, as if multiculturalism was ground into the furniture of the universe. Along with that, a generation almost as narcissistic as we disgusting boomers, likes a lot of free stuff.
  https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/467684-70-percent-of-millennials-say-theyd-vote-for-a-socialist-poll

“Seventy percent of millennials in a new poll say that they are somewhat or extremely like to vote for a socialist candidate. The YouGov–Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation poll released on Monday also found that 50 percent of millennials, defined as between the ages of 23 and 38, and 51 percent of Generation Z, or those ages 16 to 22, have a somewhat or very unfavorable view of capitalism, an increase of 8 and 6 percentage points, respectively, from last year. Only 44 percent of Generation X, 33 percent of baby boomers and 33 percent of the silent generation said they were somewhat or extremely likely to vote for a socialist candidate. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a Democratic White House hopeful, is a self-identified democratic socialist who advocates for left-wing policies like the Green New Deal, "Medicare for All" and increased tax rates on wealthier Americans. Another front-runner in the 2020 race, progressive Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), said that it would be “wrong” to label her a socialist. Overall, Americans are more hesitant about voting for a “democratic socialist” than they were in 2018, according to the new survey.

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2020 USA Democrats Will Give Open Borders By Chris Knight

     Like it or lump it, Australia’s survival in an increasingly threatening region, dominated by China, depends upon the US continuing to exist, and not collapsing. But, as Ann Coulter has said in one of her most hard-hitting interviews, most of the leading Democrat presidential candidates are falling over themselves to embrace increasingly absurd forms of globalisation and open borders, in some respects more extreme than George Soros:
  https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/27/ann-coulter-oligarchs-going-deliver-country-like-venezuela/

“The nation’s oligarchs will “deliver a country” to American citizens “like Venezuela” through 2020 Democrats such as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) because of their need for “more and more cheap labor,” columnist Ann Coulter says. In an interview with Lars Larson, Coulter said America’s giant middle class will continue to be eroded should the billionaire class get their way on immigration where the ultimate goal is hemispheric open borders. “We used to have … the hallmark of America was an enormous, enormous middle class. I mean, something like 80 to 90 percent of Americans describes themselves as middle class,” Coulter said. “You might be upper or lower within that, but there were not enormous gaps.” I mean, there is a problem with the oligarchs in this country and they’re the ones bringing in the cheap labor and they’re the ones — not all of them but a lot of them — who don’t care about the country per se,” Coulter continued. “They just want more and more cheap labor. And they are going to deliver a country to us like Venezuela through people like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.” As Breitbart News has noted, despite Warren’s populist rhetoric — where she has called out multinational corporations for having no loyalty to American workers — her campaign to win the 2020 Democrat presidential nomination has endorsed one of the most open borders platforms of all the candidates. Warren’s immigration plan includes decriminalizing illegal immigration and providing amnesty to all 11 million to 22 million illegal aliens living in the U.S. — policies that will force America’s working class to compete for scarce blue-collar and middle-income jobs against the world’s migrants. Likewise, Warren has championed the donor class and Chamber of Commerce’s effort to increase legal immigration to the U.S. and thus driving up foreign competition against middle class and college-educated Americans. Current immigration levels are already helping to hand electoral dominance to Democrats nationwide, research by the New York Times, Axios, and the Atlantic has noted. The U.S. is set to bring at least 15 million new foreign-born voters to the country in the next decade. These voters’ swing towards Democrats has been realized in the 2016 presidential election, where despite winning almost 50 percent of native-born Americans, Trump lost foreign-born voters to Hillary Clinton by 64 percent.”

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Soros to Rule the World in 2020 By Charles Taylor (Florida)

     George Soros, the globalist who never sleeps, working 24/7, relentless pushing on to victory, in 2020 he believes:
  https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/soros-predicts-globalist-victory-2020

“Progressive billionaire George Soros believes that the global surge in nationalism - from Brexit to Trump - is an aberration, and that globalism will make a resurgence after the 2020 US election. In a recent interview with the New York Times (in which he also endorsed Elizabeth Warren), the 89-year-old investor opined last week in a collection of essays called "In Defense of Open Society" that his brand of globalism - which he defines as an integrated, open society which abides by the law (which is easy to do when allied lawmakers are making them) - is out of favor. Instead, Trump's "America First" approach, debates over Brexit and trade wars have taken precedent. Looking out a window with expansive views of Central Park, Mr. Soros spoke about China, Mr. Trump and who he thinks will face off against the president in next year’s election. Notably, Mr. Soros is convinced that the arc of history may soon turn back his way, that Mr. Trump’s election and Brexit were the nadir of anti-globalism and that a backlash to that nationalism is coming. “Trump is still doing a tremendous amount of damage,” he said, lifting himself up a bit in his desk chair. “I mean, just the last week what he has done in the Middle East has been devastating for America’s influence in the world,” he said, referring to the withdrawal of American troops from Syria. -New York Times

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Our Frankenstein Bio-Tech World By Brian Simpson

     Mrs Vera West has covered over a number of months the use of aborted foetuses, primarily in the US, as something of a cash crop for the bio-tech industry.
  https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-10-23-planned-parenthood-admits-guilt-in-illegal-baby-body-parts-trafficking-scheme.html

     But, that is just the tip of a bloody iceberg, as this story shows:
  https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-10-24-human-body-parts-stolen-from-deceased-family-members.html

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What a Generous Lad, Vlad is By James Reed

     Despite however much I praise Vlad the lad Putin, I still have not been elected prime minter, I mean minister of Australia via Russian hacking. What is wrong with these guys? Queen Hillary assured me that the Russians are hacking everything to pieces and that I would be in line for a special toady position, such as Donny Trump allegedly got. All that even after intense study of Robert Sears, Vladimir Putin: Life Coach (2018):
  https://www.bookdepository.com/Vladimir-Putin-Life-Coach-Robert-Sears/9781786894694?redirected=true&selectCurrency=AUD&w=AF45AU968GDJD7A80TRQ&pdg=aud-530325474908:cmp-966708429:adg-48044257813:crv-356196816192:pos-none:dev-c&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIj5uZypm05QIVkrGWCh2vFwQHEAEYASACEgL3-vD_BwE

“What can the rise and reign of this century's most feared politician teach us about life, work and love? Rob Sears shows how the machinations that enabled Putin to dominate the Kremlin and undermine the United States of America could also help you take control of your mundane life. How would you like to ruin your enemies by sharing compromising material about that time they didn't wash their hands? Or annex territory by claiming the stationery cupboard at work as your personal empire? Fancy hacking democracy at the parent-teacher association to ensure you're a shoo-in for social secretary? Or serving up a cold dish called revenge in a high street restaurant? Filled with stories from Putin's extraordinary time in power, and ideas and illustrations to help you emulate him on a small scale, Vladimir Putin: Life Coach is the ultimate guide to releasing the pseudo-elected, judo black belt, 5D chess-playing autocrat inside each and every one of us.”

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Letter to The Editor - Why should our taxes fund another unjustly constituted body?

To The Age        Ken Wyatt states that Australians "need to ensure Indigenous voices are heard" ("New design to give voice to unheard Australians", 30/10). Such voices have been being heard for many decades, with huge support from both the media and governments. Policies being espoused by the current federal government amount to an unjustified over-privileging of that small minority of Australians that happen to have some Aboriginal ancestry. The term "Closing the Gap" is misleading. Scientific evidence suggests that that such closure cannot and will not happen; thus the term can be used, politically, as a never-ending cry for more and more wealth and power for some Australians at the expense of the great majority of others. Why should our taxes fund another unjustly constituted body? Why should those calling themselves "indigenous" not set up their own representative bodies at their own expense? That, surely, would be a fairer way to go. Or they could interact with Parliament on the same footing as the rest of us.
  Nigel Jackson, Belgrave

Feeding the Fat Green Pigs By Viv Forbes


 

     In the era before coal, oil and electricity, the environment suffered greatly. Whales were slaughtered for lamp oil; forests were cleared for firewood, mine props, building materials, roofing shingles and sailing masts; London (“The Big Smoke”) and Pittsburgh (“The Smoky City”) were smothered in smog from open fires, charcoal kilns and iron smelters; horses powered public and military transport and city streets were layered with horse manure. Then came the hydro-carbon revolution. Kerosene lamps saved the whales and coal-powered steam engines delivered electricity (clean-coal-by-wire) to the cities – and much of the sulphurous smogs disappeared. Coke from coal replaced wood charcoal to make iron and steel. Steel and concrete saved the forests and trucks and railways allowed the farmland which once fed millions of horses to produce food for humans. Not one of these boons for humans AND the environment was driven by a UN resolution or funded by statutory levies on consumers, or subsidies from taxpayers. None were mandated in a government energy plan. The anti-human, anti-industry policies of the Global Greens are now reversing all that progress. A key event occurred in 2006 when a leading left-wing politician, Al Gore, invented the Global Warming Industry. Despite a finding by a British High Court judge that his movie “The Inconvenient Truth” contained nine key scientific errors, it is still shown in schools.

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Japan Fears China, and Rightly So By James Reed

     The Japanese are clear thinking and do not go in for our brand of economic prostitution, that we trade with X, therefore we worship X, or pretend to be their toadies. Trade is trade for the much more rational, still far from deracinated Japanese, who are difficult not to admire. Their culture is everything our is not, but once was.
  https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-27/japan-promotes-china-as-bigger-threat-than-nuclear-armed-north/11554880

“China's growing military might has replaced North Korean belligerence as the main security threat to Japan, according to Tokyo's annual defence review — this despite signs that Pyongyang could have nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles. Key Points:

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The Hellscape of Socialism By James Reed

     President Trump in his election speeches has been using the example of Venezuela as a case study of how socialist societies break down, ultimately collapsing into a modern hellscape. But how bad is Venezuela, actually? Answer: worse than we imagined. Here are some extracts from a persona account of life under socialism by Venezuelan writer, Christian Caruzo:
  https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2019/10/13/my-socialist-hell-20-years-of-decay-in-venezuela/

“This is a personal account of what has my life become after twenty years of Bolivarian Revolution— 20 years that comprise two-thirds of my life. I’ve done so many bread lines that I’ve lost count, I’ve engaged in bartering of food and medicine, I’m actively taking expired meds because it’s simply better than nothing, and I’ve adapted every aspect of my livelihood around the tribulations inherent to living in Socialist Venezuela while taking care of my younger brother who can’t fend for himself given his mental condition. It hasn’t been easy since we’re two socially inept siblings, but we keep going no matter what. … Socialism has slowly eroded the functional existence of every aspect of our lives, from our freedom of speech to our economic liberties, our access to healthcare and personal documents to our water supply. Each of these structural collapses – the absence of healthcare, the worthlessness of our currency, systemic corruption in the government and military, and widespread censorship – have affected me personally. Socialism is a trendy topic in the United States at the moment, which means my story is relevant beyond Venezuela’s borders. Over the course of this series, I hope to inform American readers about the realities of existence – and survival – in a socialist country. And I hope that by reading my stories, Americans will be forewarned enough that they remain distant stories, rather than firsthand experiences. …

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The Economists were Wrong about Globalisation. Now They Tell Us! By James Reed

     Anti-Trumper, and free trader economic rationalist supremo, Paul Krugman, has now admitted that globalists like him made a bit of a boo-boo with economic globalisation:
  https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-10-10/inequality-globalization-and-the-missteps-of-1990s-economics
  https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/13/free-trader-paul-krugman-admits-failure-of-globalization-for-american-workers-major-mistake/

“In a column for Bloomberg titled “What Economists (Including Me) Got Wrong About Globalization,” Krugman admits that the economic consensus for free trade that has prevailed for decades has failed to recognize how globalization has skyrocketed inequality for America’s working and middle class workers.

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For that Money, Maybe I Too Should Jump Ship and become a Pirate … eh … a Climate Protester!!! By James Reed

     Follow the money trail – that is always good advice about getting to the bottom of things, of who has greased whose palms. The climate zealots, for example, seem to be on a good wicket:
  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7566515/Extinction-Rebellion-files-reveal-climate-zealots-paid-400-week.html
  https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/10/13/extinction-rebellion-members-paid-400-per-week-to-shut-down-britain/

“Extinction Rebellion is paying activists up to £400 a week to lead the protests that have brought chaos to the streets of Britain, documents seen by The Mail on Sunday reveal. Protesters have received payments totalling more than £70,000 in four months alone. But the eco-protest group privately fears it could face a six-figure tax bill if the money, which is given as expenses, is deemed to be payment for work done on XR's behalf. Last night, one Tory MP called on HMRC to launch an immediate investigation into the movement's tax affairs. Most of the thousands of activists who brought chaos to London last week were unpaid volunteers, but a select number are claiming the funds which enable them to dedicate their efforts to the protest group, also known as XR. This newspaper has seen claims for expenses from 168 activists, including Tamsin Omond, a baronet's granddaughter who has appeared in Tatler and rubbed shoulders with Boris Johnson – and who asked for money after ditching some public relations clients to concentrate on protests. A dossier of files from within XR reveals the inner workings of the protest movement and its finances.

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