THE FATE OF EMPIRES and SEARCH FOR SURVIVAL By Sir John Glubb

The Fate of Empires 24

     Knowledge and our experience (perhaps our basic human intellects) are inadequate to pronounce whether or not the rise and fall of great nations is the best system for the best of all possible worlds. These doubts, however, need not prevent us from attempting to acquire more knowledge on the rise and fall of great powers, or from endeavouring, in the light of such knowledge, to improve the moral quality of human life.

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Ron Paul on Coronavirus

March 17, 2020
   https://youtu.be/WYH0LskZWVg

     FORMER CONGRESSMAN Ron Paul is not just a politician. He’s a medical doctor, a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine, who was in practice for decades. So he does have some expert knowledge on disease. He seems to be the only public figure making these important points about the promotion of the coronavirus. Bravo! As he says, the Orwellian Security State has taken a major leap forward. This virus is making America more and more like Wuhan every day. But then do Americans deserve their famous civil liberties anymore? Don’t you have to have some capacity for independent judgement, some tiny shred of skepticism toward things the government and media tell you, in order to deserve reasonable liberty of action and thought?

A Swiss Doctor on Covid-19

Published: March 14, 2020; upd. March 19, 2020; Languages: EN, DE
  https://swprs.org/a-swiss-doctor-on-covid-19/

     A Swiss medical doctor provided the following information on the current situation in order to enable our readers to make a realistic risk assessment. According to the latest data of the Italian National Health Institute ISS, the average age of the positively-tested deceased in Italy is currently about 81 years. 10% of the deceased are over 90 years old. 90% of the deceased are over 70 years old. 80% of the deceased had suffered from two or more chronic diseases. 50% of the deceased had suffered from three or more chronic diseases. The chronic diseases include in particular cardiovascular problems, diabetes, respiratory problems and cancer. Less than 1% of the deceased were healthy persons, i.e. persons without pre-existing chronic diseases. Only about 30% of the deceased are women. The Italian Institute of Health moreover distinguishes between those who died from the coronavirus and those who died with the coronavirus. In many cases it is not yet clear whether the persons died from the virus or from their pre-existing chronic diseases or from a combination of both.

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The Raping of the West By Richard Miller (London)

     The raping of Britain is a sign of socio-cultural collapse, although for the Left it does not exist because there is an ethno-racial element. It is a phenomenon producing bizarre ironies, such as a police officer being part of the grooming gang, where normally the police just ignore the raping and sex slavery because it would be racist to do otherwise in woke culture. This is a new development in decay in the UK:
  https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/halifax-grooming-gang-sexual-abuse-amjad-ditta-police-charge-a9251751.html

“A police officer is among 16 men accused of being part of an alleged grooming gang in Halifax. Amjad Ditta, a West Yorkshire Police officer, is among those prosecuted over sexual abuse between 2006 and 2009.an
The 35-year-old, also known as Amjad Hussain, has been charged with sexual touching. He has been suspended from duty as a constable in the force’s Protective Services Operations department. West Yorkshire Police confirmed that he was a serving police officer at the time of an alleged offence in 2009.”

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As Sweden Slowly Dies By Richard Miller

     Dopey Sweden is advertising itself as having benefits to give to all of the poor of the Third World, so that liberal whites there feel morally superior, and deludedly think that Sweden is a moral superpower, when really it is just a joke, that long ago ceased to be even mildly amusing:
  https://sputniknews.com/europe/201910291077172686-lure-for-migrants-outrage-as-government-webpage-markets-sweden-abroad-as-country-of-benefits/

“According to recent statistics, 94 percent of immigrants who've arrived in Sweden since the migrant crisis of 2015, rely on state benefits. The government-run website Sweden.se has landed in hot water for marketing Sweden abroad as a place where immigrants can receive very generous contributions and other bonuses, including health care. On the website, the reader is informed that Sweden has the world's longest parental leave and even provides illegal immigrants with dental care. The website also provides a detailed list of benefits and allowances. For instance, a family with six children receives a monthly SEK 4,240 ($430) and SEK 7,500 ($760) in multi-child allowances. The site is operated by the Swedish Institute (SI), a government body tasked with promoting the country's image abroad and promoting its interests. “I have no problem with signing up to the fact that we try to inform that Sweden is a welfare state. We have a system that sparks interest”, Per-Arne Wikström, the head of communications at the Swedish Institute, told TV4. He also admitted that the purpose of the webpage is to inform of Sweden's priorities and potentially arouse interest in emigrating to the country. The ploy to portray Sweden as a country of benefits irked politicians and ordinary Swedes alike. According to the newspaper Aftonbladet, 94 percent of the asylum seekers that arrived in Sweden since 2015 rely on state benefits. Moderate Party leader Ulf Kristersson called the site completely unreasonable. According to him, it sends a “completely wrong signal” about Sweden. “Incredible. The government's own authority markets Sweden abroad as a generous grant country. Everything in order to attract more people to Sweden. What Sweden needs is quotas in the welfare system and a strict migration policy. For a long time to come”, his party colleague Elisabeth Svantesson tweeted.”

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Coronavirus Communism! By Charles Taylor

     The pure scientific truth of most things, from climate change, to all of modern medicine, does not matter much in the public policy debates, because whatever way the truth goes, the capitalist super class will manipulate things to stay on top. The same applies to the coronavirus pandemic, so called.
  https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/15/nolte-ex-obama-official-reports-too-late-stop-1-million-u-s-coronavirus-deaths/
  https://www.foxnews.com/politics/aoc-rips-coronavirus-relief-bill-completely-insufficient-calls-for-cash-infusions-reimbursing-students
  https://news.yahoo.com/marty-makary-on-coronavirus-in-the-us-183558545.html

“Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., blasted the coronavirus response during her first virtual town hall Saturday, and ticked off a list of new priorities including universal basic income, student reimbursements and expanded health care. The Bronx progressive voted early Saturday morning for the new bipartisan House legislation to offer paid sick days, expanded food assistance, emergency paid family leave and free coronavirus tests because it signified progress. "It is a step forward, but it is completely insufficient," Ocasio-Cortez said Saturday during a video conference with her constituents on the pandemic response and the 2020 Census. Ocasio-Cortez called for working families to get cash infusions, like the universal basic income idea of Andrew Yang, the former White House hopeful. Since many low-income workers will be forced out of jobs because of the nationwide shutdown of the commercial sector, Ocasio-Cortez said the moment calls for bold action for an economic safety net. "We really need to make sure that we are advocating and pushing for immediate cash infusions," Ocasio-Cortez said. "We are asking for a complete halt to student loan payments, a halt on evictions nationwide. And we are also calling for mortgage relief." Now's the time for universal health care too, she said, calling "to open and extend Medicare and Medicaid to every single person in the country that needs it." Ocasio-Cortez said she sent a myriad of letters to Trump Administration officials to take immediate short-term action, such as extending the census count by three months,  ordering health insurance plans to reopen their enrollment period and reimbursing low-income college students for the costs to pack up and leave shuttered campuses.”

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High Tech Slaves By Brian Simpson

     Here is something interesting about the minds of Silicon Valley workers, those who are part of holding the system together, with the high-tech fix. They have a few fixes of their own to hold themselves together:
  https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/dopamine-fasts-silicon-valley-sex-food-happy-a9194141.html

“A new craze is gaining traction among tech workers, and it entails doing absolutely nothing. As humans become increasingly subjected to endless choices, whether they be for food, romantic partners, or content, some people believe we run the risk of becoming overstimulated - which, in turn, could make it difficult to regulate emotions. According to Dr Cameron Sepah, a psychologist and professor at the University of California, San Francisco, who published an article on the topic on LinkedIn, this overstimulation eventually makes us less sensitive to dopamine - a neurotransmitter in our brains that plays a role in how we feel pleasure and motivation. “We may be getting too much of a good thing,” he explained. To counteract this state of being, Dr Sepah suggests dopamine fasting 2.0 - a concept that sees people limit behaviours that “trigger strong amounts of dopamine release” to allow “our brain to recover and restore itself”. Acknowledging that the initial idea of dopamine fasting can be traced back to both silent Vipassana meditation retreats, and a more-recent version of the same tactic popularised in 2016, Dr Sepah says the new-and-improved version of the technique, which focuses on abstaining from just one particular behaviour, whether it’s a bad habit or addictive, can be useful in resetting the brain. “To decide what to fast from, simply regard whether it’s highly pleasurable or problematic for you, and thus you may need a break from,” he wrote. However, because excess is a theme in today’s world, people have begun implementing dopamine fasts to the extreme - by temporarily cutting themselves off from anything that may produce the chemical for up to 24 hours at a time. For three millennial founders of a sleep analysis start-up called SleepWell, who are based in Silicon Valley, California, a dopamine fast means a fast of “everything” because they believe they’ve become “addicted” to the chemical.”

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Mining DNA By Brian Simpson

     Here is yet another threat to freedom and liberty; the mining of DNA:
  https://www.technocracy.news/judge-dna-data-can-be-mined-by-police-government/

“For police officers around the country, the genetic profiles that 20 million people have uploaded to consumer DNA sites represent a tantalizing resource that could be used to solve cases both new and cold. But for years, the vast majority of the data have been off limits to investigators. The two largest sites, Ancestry.com and 23andMe, have long pledged to keep their users’ genetic information private, and a smaller one, GEDmatch, severely restricted  police access to its records this year. Last week, however, a Florida detective announced at a police convention that he had obtained a warrant to penetrate GEDmatch and search its full database of nearly one million users. Legal experts said that this appeared to be the first time a judge had approved such a warrant, and that the development could have profound implications for genetic privacy. “That’s a huge game-changer,” said Erin Murphy, a law professor at New York University. “The company made a decision to keep law enforcement out, and that’s been overridden by a court. It’s a signal that no genetic information can be safe.” DNA policy experts said the development was likely to encourage other agencies to request similar search warrants from 23andMe, which has 10 million users, and Ancestry.com, which has 15 million. If that comes to pass, the Florida judge’s decision will affect not only the users of these sites but huge swaths of the population, including those who have never taken a DNA test. That’s because this emerging forensic technique makes it possible to identify a DNA profile even through distant family relationships. Using public genealogy sites to crack cold cases had its breakthrough moment in April 2018 when the California police used GEDmatch to identify a man they believe is the Golden State Killer, Joseph James DeAngelo.

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A “Love” Letter to Murky Merkle By Richard Miller

     Retired actress, Silvana Heißenberg has sent a letter to Merkel, which is, well, strongly put.
  https://russia-insider.com/en/funny-german-actress-absolutely-destroys-traitoress-merkel-open-letter-you-belong-prison/ri27718
  https://conservativepapers.com/news/2019/11/07/german-actress-absolutely-destroys-traitoress-merkel-in-open-letter-you-belong-in-prison/?

“Dear Frau Merkel,
You are the most despicable and criminal Chancellor the German people have ever had to endure. You brought the German people terror, war, poverty and death by deliberately and illegally importing illegal migrants into the country, hundreds of thousands of mercenaries, terrorists and other die-hard criminals. According to article 16 of the constitution, not one of those who arrive through safe countries has the right of asylum in Germany. That is why all your guests are illegal criminals in Germany. The Schengen and Dublin agreements were also deliberately illegal. In the vow you have sworn, among other things, to keep harmful things away from the German people, but you do, every day, exactly the opposite. You have no mandate to deal with the needs of all citizens, but only for the good of the German people, this alone was your mandate. You are nothing but an employee of the German people, for the power belongs to the people, and not you. You consciously incited the entire nation against each other, split it and destroyed entire families. And you cap it all by insolently repeating the lie that we Germans are doing better than ever? Due to your illegal guests, all public events must now be massively secured, surrounded by fences and guards armed with automatic weapons. There are now protection areas for women who seek protection so that they will hopefully not fall victim to sexual abuse committed by your guests. Every day your guests commit crimes of shocking violence. Poverty among our elders and children is higher than ever.

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What About the Moriori? New Zealand and First Peoples By Brian Simpson

     As this is a sensitive issue I will let the left-wing paper do the scene setting:
  https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/feb/14/after-more-than-150-years-new-zealand-recognises-extinct-moriori-people

“For decades history books in New Zealand taught schoolchildren that the Moriori people were extinct. The accepted wisdom was that the Polynesian settlers of the Chatham Islands, who arrived hundreds of years before Māori, were wiped out by invading Māori tribes, who killed and enslaved their population after landing on the islands in 1835. But more than 600 years since the Moriori arrived in New Zealand, their descendants have signed a treaty with the government that enshrines their rights and been awarded NZ$18m in compensation. The treaty includes an agreed historical account and a Crown apology. The settlement package includes the transfer of lands of cultural and spiritual significance to Moriori on Rēkohu (Chatham Islands) and Rangihaute (Pitt Island) as cultural redress, and $18m in financial redress. In the 1990s the Moriori began to rebuild their culture and traditions, officially becoming recognised as the Chatham Islands’ Indigenous inhabitants in a Waitangi tribunal decision. According to the 2006 census, 945 people said they were of Moriori descent and today the New Zealand government recognised their decades-long struggle for recognition.”

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Perverting Brexit By Richard Miller

     It looks like, when fighting globalists, even when you win, they find a way of making you lose. Brexit, no doubt motivated by existential angst over the rapid racial changes produced by mass immigration, producing a white minority Britain, perhaps at the same pace as the United States, in the Great Replacement, may be now actually producing even more racial changes! Talk about when they lose, they win:
  https://qz.com/1802924/brexit-might-actually-make-the-uk-more-racially-diverse/

“The prime minister stressed that we must demonstrate that the UK is open and welcoming to talent from across the world; but the new system would end reliance on importing cheap, low-skilled labour—bringing down migration numbers overall,” a spokesperson for 10 Downing Street said. The number of Europeans arriving in the UK has fallen sharply since the June 2016 vote, in part over the uncertainty Brexit has created for EU citizens. Now that the UK has departed the bloc, it will be harder for Europeans to come to Britain once the transition period that runs until Dec. 31 ends, and they no longer have the automatic right to live and work in the country. In comparison, the number of immigrants from the rest of the world has continued to climb—which means the new immigration regulations may relatively increase racial diversity in Britain. That’s perhaps surprising, given that the issue of non-white or Muslim immigrants was a major talking point during the referendum. Boris Johnson used the prospect of large numbers of Turkish citizens arriving as a scare tactic, suggesting that Turkey’s accession to the EU—which at that point had already stalled—would mean the country’s roughly 80 million people would be able to settle in the UK under the bloc’s freedom of movement guarantees.”

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Joe Biden Forgets What Year It Is: New World Order Senile President By Charles Taylor

     Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden has forgotten what year it is, and his team cannot get together an on-line broadcast. This makes him the number one New World Order candidate, because, those running him will simply be able to do wherever they want, number one thing being war with Russia, because, as I have said numerous times, the Western Dark Lords are total nihilists with a death wish:
  https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/14/nolte-joe-biden-forgets-year-meanders-off-frame-in-disastrous-livestream/
  https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/03/13/amateur-hour-joe-biden-virtual-town-hall-marred-by-tech-issues-dick-durbins-wailing-baby/

“Grandpa Joe Biden wants to run the country and save us from coronavirus when he can’t even run a livestream and has no idea what year it is. On Friday, Grandpa Joe held what his campaign billed as a “virtual town hall” in Illinois. In my colleague Kyle Olson’s must-read reporting on the event, you will discover the whole thing was a fiasco, like something out of a sitcom. Guests appeared and then disappeared. The sound was garbled. People were introduced, followed by an awkward pause when they didn’t appear. Babies cried… “Biden seemed to be reading from a teleprompter, but the broadcast suffered from severe tech issues, as Biden’s words were caught in a feedback loop, muddying the whole presentation and making the candidate nearly indecipherable,” Olson reported. After starting two hours late, the fiasco lasted about 45 minutes. … Technical difficulties, however, are technical difficulties. That doesn’t mean those technical difficulties are not newsworthy. After all, we are talking about a major presidential campaign, about the competency, or lack thereof, of the people hand-picked by Biden to run his campaign. So, it is a bit disconcerting that Joe and his staffers were unable to put on the equivalent of a video podcast, something millions of everyday Americans are able to do every day in their basements without a hitch. But what about Joe’s performance? How did the 985-yead-old Democrat frontrunner do? The media tell us that any criticism of Grandpa Joe’s mental acuity is a hoax, is fake news, is a desperate and desperately unfair personal attack… And then this happens: In a bizarre, meandering livestream put on by Joe Biden's campaign today, he forgets what year it is and when, if he doesn't lose, he would be in office. At another point, he seemingly forgets he's on a live stream and walks out of frame. The feed cuts away to a logo instead. “Even I can’t do that for another two years — another year, between now and November … … … or actually, January … …. …. …. …. ….  But to be covered.” For the Biden-challenged, allow me to lay this out as simply as possible. The date of the livestream was March 13, 2020. The presidential election will take place in November of  2020. The next president will be sworn in in January of 2021…”

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The Utter Joy of a Trans Cultural War By Mrs Vera West

     Here is the latest in the gender agenda, which some are now describing as “trans cultural wars,” with protests against a feminist professor who only a few years ago would have been seen as totally politically correct, but now those like her are regarded by some powerful vocal groups as transphobic for defending biologically based sex distinctions. Here is feminist Suzanne Moore summarising the problem, and what a problem it is for feminism and Leftism in general:
  https://www.theguardian.com/society/commentisfree/2020/mar/02/women-must-have-the-right-to-organise-we-will-not-be-silenced

“The radical insight of feminism is that gender is a social construct – that girls and women are not fated to be feminine, that boys and men don’t have to be masculine. But we have gone through the looking-glass and are being told that sex is a construct. It is said that sex is merely assigned at birth, rather than being a material fact – actually, though, sex is recognisable in the womb (which is what enables foetal sex selection). Sex is not a feeling. Female is a biological classification that applies to all living species. If you produce large immobile gametes, you are female. Even if you are a frog. This is not complicated, nor is there a spectrum, although there are small numbers of intersex people who should absolutely be supported. Female oppression is innately connected to our ability to reproduce. Women have made progress by talking about biology, menstruation, childbirth and menopause. We won’t now have our bodies or voices written out of the script. The materiality of having a female body may mean rape or it may mean childbirth – but we still seek liberation from gender. In some transgender ideology, we are told the opposite: gender is material and therefore can be possessed by whoever claims it, and it is sex as a category that is a social construction. Thus, sex-based rights, protected in law, can be done away with.”

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Go Ahead and Make My Day! Killer Asteroid Future Deep Impact By Brian Simpson

     Take a well-earnt break from being terrified of diseases and look up to the starry skies above, one of the two great mysteries of the universe that the philosopher Kant (1724-1804) identified. The other one is the moral depths within. Whatever was he thinking, or drinking?
  https://www.ibtimes.com/nasa-warns-4-kilometer-planet-killer-asteroid-currently-headed-earth-2936111
  https://www.ibtimes.com/scientists-identify-atlantic-ocean-dangerous-asteroids-point-impact-warns-about-2939301?utm_source=amerika.org

“NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) is currently tracking a massive asteroid that’s expected to approach the planet next month. According to the data collected by the agency, the approaching asteroid is big enough to destroy the planet during an impact event. CNOES identified the incoming asteroid as 52768 (1998 OR2). As noted by the agency, this asteroid is currently moving at a speed of almost 20,000 miles per hour. It has an estimated diameter of 4.1 kilometers, which is equivalent to 13,451 feet. This makes the asteroid longer than the Hollywood Walk of Fame. According to NASA, 52768 (1998 OR2) is an Amor asteroid. Although Amors are not Earth-crossing asteroids such as Apollos, they can still approach Earth from dangerous distances. Due to its natural orbit and massive size, 52768 (1998 OR2) has been classified as a potentially hazardous asteroid. “Potentially hazardous asteroids are currently defined based on parameters that measure the asteroid’s potential to make threatening close approaches to the Earth,” NASA stated. “Specifically, all asteroids with a minimum orbit intersection distance of 0.05 [astronomical units] or less and an absolute magnitude of 22.0 or less are considered [potentially hazardous asteroids],” the agency added. Given the asteroid’s massive size, 52768 (1998 OR2) is one of the biggest and possibly most dangerous space rocks listed on CNEOS’ database. Spanning several kilometers wide, this asteroid could cause a major impact event on Earth if it hits the planet.”

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Letter to The Editor - We do not want to see Australia follow the example of Germany by imprisoning honourable intellectuals

To The Age         In answer to Henry Herzog (17/3) some important political matters are hardly mentioned, let alone discussed, in our major political forums. Obviously there is an unannounced censorship involved. Meanwhile there are plenty of examples on record of persons and groups seeking to further restrict free speech, such as by means of no-platforming events in universities or calls to extend by legislation the curbs on free speech already imposed by section 18C of the Racial Hatred Act. We do not want to see Australia follow the example of Germany by imprisoning honourable intellectuals merely for expressing dissident views which clandestine interests unjustifiably want silenced and falsely label 'hate speech'.
  Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic 

Zero Emissions Almost Here? By Viv Forbes

     Planes parked up, cruise ships anchored, airports deserted, tourists not touring, supermarket shelves bare, Disneyland shut, borders closing, motor races cancelled, no fans in the stands, smelters and factories closing, travel banned, oil and coal prices crashing, stock markets plunging, businesses closing, bankruptcies rising, hotels and motels unoccupied, politicians panicking, barbies cold - - looks like zero emissions is almost here.

Told You So! After Toilet Paranoia: What? (Peak Panic!) By John Steele

     As an old school survivalist, I have been warning about the sort of social chaos we see now emerging from the coronavirus pandemic for a long time. I by no means see the virus as a “zombie apocalypse” just yet, but it is nothing to sneeze at, a joke I have been waiting to use. You see, if sensible measures are taken, even older, frailer people need not panic or be in fear. In general, while the mainstream media have on the one hand fuelled panic through sensationalising the great toilet paper shortage, and actually sub-consciously creating more fear, generally government responses across the world have been good, and sensible. Most governments, even Sweden recommend having a food and water stockpile to last a few weeks. This will take the pressure of emergency services if a major social breakdown occurs. People can easily do this without panic buying, by just getting a few extra items each shop, so there will be plenty for everybody. This should have been done years ago, but, there is no time like the present. Also, Brian Simpson is in the city working away on this issue, getting a corral of items for readers, including survivalist material, as my internet out here in the bush is, well, non-existent. Bugs will not find me out here, being literary and literally now bugged out in a quick made underground bio-shelter.

     Good luck to everybody. Just beware that if the SHTF does occur, there is likely to be government tyranny, plus roaming gangs of desperate people frantically searching for rolls of toilet paper. Me, I do it the Asian way. One has to be careful though about not getting bushes with too many thorns in them! If I was an internet guru like my bro Mike Adams, I would be chuckling too, because he certainly told us so:
  https://www.naturalnews.com/2020-03-14-coronavirus-people-panicking-toilet-paper-food-runs-out.html
  https://www.naturalnews.com/2020-03-14-mainstream-media-mocks-preppers-ignores-supply-chain-collapse.html
  https://www.naturalnews.com/2020-03-14-dave-hodges-interviews-mike-adams-coronavirus-pandemic.html

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The First Rule of Survival By Frederic Christo

     South Africa is culturally very politically correct, with Black= good, White =bad. Almost all art follows that formula, as reliably as a Soviet dictate.
   https://www.amren.com/commentary/2020/03/the-first-rule-of-survival-south-african-film/

“There’s more patriotic that Afrikaners have been up to. Last year we wrote, financed, and shot the pro-white film Die Eerste Reël van Oorlewing, released with English subtitles as The First Rule of Survival. The film is set in the near future. South Africa has devolved into the anarchy we know is coming. A naive, apolitical girl, fleeing from the city, reaches a secure bunker from where she must defend a secret installation that is the key to survival. She must learn how to fight, and also why it is necessary to fight. She is guided by the designer of the installation, as well as a critically wounded man. As the enemy closes in, the three of them reflect on what it was that led to this sad situation, and what it will take to get out of it. My hope is that every Afrikaner will see the film, even if it is just to remind them of who they are. I would love for our white American and European brothers and sisters to see it as well. Hollywood’s releases aren’t much better than the South African mainstream, and The First Rule of Survival will be riveting and thought-provoking to whites facing demographic doom anywhere in the world. In a sense, it is a warning to the world’s white nations: Don’t ever entrust the future of your children to the reasonableness of unreasonable people.”

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Oh, it is Not Terror-Related So I Go Back to Grazing By Peter West

     Just for a moment I was going to panic, maybe buy a baseball bat on eBay, or a rolling pin, but then the authorities told me that the stabbing spree was not terror related. Well, there I was thinking that bodies piling up in the city streets was “terror,” but it seems to be a terrorist, you need to belong to an official organisation, maybe having a membership card of sorts, or just be a white right winger:
  https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/mar/12/melbourne-stabbing-rampage-three-people-dead-including-man-shot-by-police

“Three people are dead, including a man shot by police, after a stabbing rampage through Melbourne’s inner east. Police say the “random act of senseless violence” appears to have started about 10.40pm on Wednesday.
A protective services officer at Jolimont train station, near the Melbourne Cricket Ground, was approached by a stranger and stabbed in the arm and cheek with a kitchen knife. He received non-life threatening cuts to his face. Police say the attacker then got on a train and soon after, two women were found in a car at Coppin Grove in Hawthorn about 11.20pm with life-threatening stab wounds. Police said it appeared the women had just arrived home and were getting out of their car. One 30-year-old woman died and the other, a 31-year-old woman, is in the Alfred hospital in a critical condition. Police were then called to reports of a man stabbed near a tram stop in Kew about 12.15am on Thursday. That man, who was 59-years-old , died in hospital, while a second man was spotted by police a few hundred metres away, in Walton Street. “There is nothing to suggest at this stage this is nothing less than a random act of senseless violence,” assistant commissioner Glenn Weir told reporters at the scene.”

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On Irony By Peter Ewer

     This story shows that one needs to be fairly careful when proclaiming that some disease or disaster is punishment from God, because … who knows? …
  https://www.memri.org/tv/qom-iraqi-scholar-hadi-modarresi-coronavirus-divine-punishment-chinese-mock-islam

     I am now so paranoid and fearful, that even in my mind, I never wish ill of any human being, or even animal or insect, for fear that the cosmic powers punish me. I am becoming as humble as a Buddhist monk, or a celibate priest in a silent order.