Month: December 2020

I’m Done With Politics

This might be the last post on this website, at least for a while.

Look, I’m just done with politics.

I have simply accepted the fact that we live in a deeply corrupt country where democracy is now a complete sham. We are every bit as illiberal as the places we Americans used to look down on: China, Russia, Iran, etc.

It’s not an anger thing on my part, either. I’m not frustrated or depressed about it or anything.

If anything, I’ve been much happier and less-stressed since I accepted the fact that the election was stolen and there’s nothing we can do about it.

Once I accepted it, I stopped caring. I’m not going to let a senior citizen living in a mansion in Washington DC affect my quality of life. I’m going to live the best life I possibly can.

I have plenty of other things in my life more fulfilling, rewarding, enjoyable and interesting than politics. I have a sports blog, I’m into the stock market, I like to work out, I like to spend time with friends and family–why would I waste a minute more of my time “raging against the machine” when it’s now obvious that it’s completely, totally, and utterly futile?

Every minute I waste complaining about politics or owning the libs is a minute I could’ve spent doing something that actually brings me joy and fulfillment.

Politics does not bring fulfillment. I used to think it did, but it doesn’t. Politics should not be the biggest thing in your life because then you’re wasting your life. I truly believe this now.

Democracy in this country is a complete sham. The Democrats are the Harlem Globetrotters and the Republicans are the Washington Generals. It’s an act. They’re all in on it.

Do you really think the entire Republican Party simply couldn’t stop the Democrats from stealing the election from Trump? Guys: most Republican politicians were in on it.

What, at this point, can any of us do? Complain about the Democrats for another four years, get our hopes up about the 2024 election, and then watch as it, too, is stolen from us?

Guys: they’re never going to let us win another election again. It’s over.

Any way I look at it, politics just seems futile and pointless. We don’t have any say in it. People who are out here complaining about politics are basically shouting into the void.

And another thing: why would I fight for Trump when he won’t even fight for himself? He wouldn’t care if I died tomorrow. He wouldn’t care if I was literally murdered in cold blood by a Democrat who admitted to the police he did it because I was a Trump supporter.

I might be lucky to get a tweet from POTUS.

That’s all he’s ever really done, by the way, is tweet about stuff.

He knew the election was going to be stolen, and he let it happen anyway. I’m done “trusting the plan.” There is no plan.

Or, if there is a “plan,” it’s not one that any of us are in on.

I’m seeing a sort of utopianism rising on the right that I just can’t get on-board with. It’s all this “plan-trusting” and blind Trump worship. There’s a sizable number of people on the right who think Donald Trump will basically deliver heaven on earth. He’ll root out and arrest all the bad guys, he’ll fix all our problems and then everything will be perfect!

Utopianism is a false god. Always has been, always will be. You can’t have a perfect society in an imperfect world. Trump is a mortal man, just like the rest of us. Stop worshipping him.

Our side says we don’t care about the media, yet we just complain about the media every day. We’re just as intolerant and hysterical as the liberals are.

I’m just out on that whole mindset.

Complaining about the government and politics is done with the assumption that we actually have some semblance of a say in the matter.

We don’t.

I get why so many people do it. But we’re never going to make a difference in politics.

So why would I continue wasting my time with politics?

The Republican Party does not deserve yours or my or anybody’s vote. So what is the point of voting for them? What’s the use in supporting them? There is none. In fact, I feel pretty dumb for supporting them all these years. They are every bit as bad as the Democrats–arguably worse because at least the Democrats don’t pretend to be on our side.

Every election until 2016 has been between between two pre-selected candidates who appeared to be different but were really from the same Uniparty. That’s how they gave us the illusion of choice and change.

In 2016, Trump crashed the party and somehow won the election, but only because they thought he didn’t have a chance. And so in 2020 they stole the presidency away from him and they’re going to get away with it.

And that’s basically it.

We no longer have a say in government. We briefly did in 2016, but now we’re back to the way things were prior to 2016.

You’re never going to escape the government. Every country in the world has a corrupt government that the vast majority of the people despise, other than maybe Denmark or something.

Every politician is a corrupt, money-grubbing scam artist and it will always be that way. They go into it for money and power, they could not care less about you and I.

Even if we have some sort of “revolution” and overthrow the government, it’s eventually going to devolve into a racket after enough time has passed. Eventually all revolutionaries become the same corrupt establishment they fought and bled to overthrow.

The left was the “counterculture” in the 1960s, now they’re the establishment. Now they’re the intolerant tyrants. It would’ve happened to our side if we stayed in power for long enough.

The guillotines came out almost immediately after the French Revolution. Usually revolutions create way more problems than they solve, and people realize that maybe the grass wasn’t greener on the other side. Although it’s easy to see why the idea of a revolution appeals to people prior to succeeding.

The British Monarchy was overthrown by a revolution and exiled for 9 years. Then it came back. Maybe Donald Trump will be America’s Oliver Cromwell.

This is not a blackpill post. It’s not a go-back-to-being-bluepilled post. It’s not any kind of proverbial “pill.”

It’s just an acknowledgement that this whole thing is futile.

If anything, local politics is the way to go. That’s the only level of politics where you even have a snowball’s chance of affecting change. If everyone started getting more involved in their local politics, in the aggregate that would do far more good for this country than all the social media screeching and raging.

I want off the ride.

The world is always going to be controlled by a corrupt cabal. It always has been and it probably always will be.

The government has always been corrupt as hell, it’s just that more and more Americans are starting to notice it now. The corruption is too deep and widespread to ever be fixed.

No matter what, there will always be some corrupt government calling the shots and lining their pockets.

We just have to accept it.

I did, and I’ve been so much happier since. My stress and anxiety levels have gone down, I’m spending my time doing things that make me happy and bring me fulfillment and joy–life is better this way. Truly, it is.

We don’t live in the Soviet Union. You’re still allowed to enjoy your life in this country. We’ve actually got it pretty good in this country. Our government is not nearly as tyrannical and sadistic as the governments in a lot of other countries around the world.

I’m just done ramming my head against a brick wall. That’s basically all we’re doing when it comes to social media and politics. We’ve been doing it for 10 years now, and it looked like maybe we had actually made a difference when Trump got elected. So in response, the Uniparty started cracking down on social media and restricting free speech online, and then they stole the White House back from Trump. We’re right back to where we were 10-15 years ago. You are no longer going to have an online platform to speak out against the government (just like in 2005) and the Uniparty is back in power (just like in 2005).

The party is over.

Maybe one day I’ll change my mind and come back and start blogging again. I may still blog from time to time about Covid.

But right now, I just don’t have any desire to pay attention to politics anymore. Everyone’s just so miserable.

We’ve all been sucked into this online world of constant misery and rage and hysteria. The real world out there is so much better–even in a state of lockdown.

The main thing I noticed this year was the disconnect between social media world and the real world. On social media, everyone’s just looking for things to be outraged about, even if it has no actual impact on their lives.

We’ve all got to get back to just living. We’re all way too online.

I am done with politics. I am done letting it consume my life. I barely even go on Twitter anymore and my life has been so much better. As a result, I’m on my phone way less–screen time down nearly 30% over the past few weeks. It’s just better this way now.

Look, the thing about me is that I can’t phone it in. I can’t fake interest in stuff. When there’s no news story that moves me enough to write about it, it’s hard for me to write articles. And lately I’ve been forcing it. It’s started to feel like a chore. And I just don’t want to waste your time–or mine–with stuff like that when my heart isn’t in it anymore.

I’m done with politics and the constant rage and hysteria.

To all the regular readers and commenters on this site, I truly appreciate your support and constant encouragement and kind words. If I’m disappointing you that I’m “giving up,” I’m sorry about that. I recommend reading Ace of Spades, I’m sure you’ll love him. But I’m just done letting politics consume my life.

Politics is mostly media-driven and overblown anyway. Every story is basically forgotten within 24 hours, even though in the moment it was treated as the most important thing ever. It’s like being on a treadmill.

I don’t feel like my time blogging here was a waste. Not by a longshot. I’ve grown significantly as a writer, and writing is something I just enjoy doing. It might be what I was born to do, I don’t know.

I have my own sports blog and I’ve been spending way more time there. When I was a teenager, before I even discovered politics, I wanted to be a sportswriter. It’s way more enjoyable and fulfilling for me.

I’m not accepting that the government is corrupt so much as I’m accepting that my spending 13 hours a day online tweeting and blogging and complaining about the government isn’t going to make a difference.

Donald Trump couldn’t even beat the establishment and he was the President of the United States.

If God has other plans for me, maybe I’ll change my outlook on politics one day in the future. But for now, I’m done with it and not planning on looking back anytime soon.

Remember When The media Said It Would take a “Miracle” For a Covid Vaccine Before 2021?

Here’s the biggest bluecheck dweeb on Twitter, Kyle Griffin, doing what he does best and hiding his blatant political bias behind citing “experts”. This is back in May:

“Reeee eXpErTs”

⬆⬆⬆ Bluechecks when they get to cite an EXPERT to own Trump.

Well, the miracle happened:

Wonder what Expert-Truster Kyle Griffin and all his Expert Friends have to say about that?

How Long Until We Stop “Trusting The Plan”?

Right up until Biden is inaugurated? If you watch Biden get inaugurated as the 46th President on January 20th, are you still trusting the plan?

Here’s some questions I have:

  • Trump knew the election would be stolen. Why didn’t he do anything about it beforehand?
  • Why did he hire Christopher Wray as FBI Director?
  • Why did he hire Gina Haspel as CIA Director?
  • It is now December 11. The Election was November 3. What progress has been made in un-stealing it?
  • The Electoral College meets to certify the results on December 14. If this happens, what then? What’s the explanation? This is happening on Monday barring some last-second intervention. After that point, Joe Biden is officially the President. It is officially over.
  • What’s with Trump being so pro-vaccine? And him “mobilizing the military to deliver the Covid vaccine”?
  • Why hasn’t the Durham investigation yielded any results?
  • Why hasn’t the “kraken” been unleashed yet?

I think we’re being strung along here. I think we’re being given false hope.

I’m not saying all these rumors about elite members of the Establishment getting secretly arrested and flights to Gitmo and GIA Director Gina Haspel “flipping” are false. I’m not saying Trump doesn’t have a plan in the works to un-steal this election.

But I’m not seeing any results.

If this plan is really true, then they’re going to essentially flip the election at the last minute? How is that going to look to them? No matter what happens here, half the country is going to think the election is stolen.

Why would you wait until the last possible minute—after the campaigning, after Biden has apparently won, and potentially even after the Electoral College certifies the results—to put the “plan” into action?

I know what the running theory is: “Trump wanted to catch them in the act so he could expose them.”

But how, exactly, would he “expose them”? Even if he catches them dead-to-rights with incontrovertible proof, the media will pull off the spin job of the century and all the brainwashed news-watchers will think it’s just another Fascist Trump Scheme.

It doesn’t make a lot of sense to me that Trump would allow the election to be stolen just so he could catch them in the act. If he knew they were going to steal the election and how they were going to steal it, he would’ve done something about it beforehand. That makes more sense, right? To me it does.

Is it possible there’s no plan, and that we’re just being strung along so we have false hope?

That this whole “trust the plan” and “stop the steal thing” is just meant to drag out in order to give people on our side time to simmer down until it gets so convoluted and far-fetched that we just eventually forget about it?

That’s how it’s looking to me right now. Biden will be certified as the winner of the election on Monday barring something dramatic.

How could that possibly be part of the plan?

I’ve heard about this big multi-state lawsuit people are talking about. Obviously I hope it succeeds but is that our be-all, end-all here?

I’m not trying to be a downer on this Friday afternoon. I’m trying to set realistic expectations. I sincerely hope justice is served and all the corruption is exposed, but it’s getting harder and harder to see that happening with each passing day.

We’re on our own here. At least half the Republican politicians want Trump gone and were probably in on the steal.

Here’s my biggest question of all: if January 20th comes and Trump willingly leaves office, then what will that mean for us? If he makes a big fuss about the election being stolen and then just proceeds to leave office, then what does that say about him?

4 Volunteer Test Subjects for Pfizer Covid Vaccine Developed Bells Palsy

This comes from an FDA study of the Pfizer Covid vaccine, which can be found in-full here:

They call Bell’s palsy a “non-serious unsolicited adverse event.”

I don’t know if I’d agree with that assessment. If I took a vaccine and started looking like these people, I’m sure I would not call that “non-serious”:

That’s what Bell’s palsy does to you. It causes facial paralysis like that.

I’m sure I’m not alone when I say this: I do not want the Covid vaccine.

I don’t need it. Plus, I don’t want to risk taking a vaccine that was developed in just 8 months. Normally these things take 1-2 years, even more, to develop.

This is a virus that has a >99% survival rate.

And there have been no studies of the long-term effects of this brand new vaccine. That’s because it’s impossible to conduct long-term studies on a brand new vaccine.

You don’t have to be an “anti-vaxxer” or “aNtI-sCiEnCe” to be skeptical of this vaccine. In fact, skepticism of the vaccine is a pro-science position.

If you take the vaccine, you’re just blindly trusting the government.

Usually it takes decades to develop a vaccine. And they made this one in less than a year. Either it was rushed or they already had it ready and the whole Covid pandemic was planned.

Either way, it’s not good.

I’m not getting the vaccine because I’m pro-science. I don’t trust rushed vaccines that have completely unknown long-term effects.

The Science is not Settled.

Here’s How They’re Going to Pretend the Election Was Legit

You can already see it developing:

Do you see it? They’re going to pretend to investigate the vote fraud allegations, and then, after they conduct their fake investigation, they’re going to say, “Well, we found some voter fraud, but nowhere near enough to change the election’s outcome.”

And of course that will mean that Joe Biden is the most legitimate President in US history. So shut your damn mouth, you stupid, annoying-ass right-wing conspiracy theorists!

I don’t know why so many people on the right trust William Barr. The guy was George H.W. Bush’s Attorney General from 1991-1993. That’s not inherently disqualifying in and of itself, but it means he’s got serious Establishment Ties going back decades. Plus, in the 26-year gap between his two stints as Attorney General, he was on the boards of lots of major multinational corporations.

But the biggest thing about Barr: his much-hyped investigations of the Swamp haven’t yielded any results. And if he’s not able to expose the vote fraud in the 2020 election, all of his much-hyped investigations of the Swamp will vanish into thin air.

I am still not sold on this guy at all. If he does nothing about the 2020 election fraud, then he will leave office in less than two months having done nothing about the corrupt Swamp. He’ll go down as one of the biggest fraud ever.

However, the AP headline was, predictably, misleading.

If you go and read the AP article on the matter, even though it’s biased towards Biden to an almost comical degree, the actual quote from Barr paints a different picture than the headline indicates:

Barr told the AP that U.S. attorneys and FBI agents have been working to follow up specific complaints and information they’ve received, but “to date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election.”

The AP headline–“Disputing Trump, Barr says no widespread election fraud“–makes it seem like Barr has finished his investigation and found minimal amounts of fraud.

But he did not say his investigation was complete.

The funniest part here is that the AP takes a quote from Barr that his investigation has not yet found “fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election” and spins that as proof that Trump’s allegations of vote fraud are completely baseless.

The guy literally said they found vote fraud.

Shouldn’t that be the story? That there was voter fraud actually found?

We’ve been lectured for years that there is NEVER any vote fraud ANYWHERE EVER. But the US Attorney General just said on the record that they found voter fraud.

I love how the media acts as if the DoJ finding some vote fraud is the same as the DoJ finding no vote fraud.

Does the AP not understand that even one single fraudulent vote means the entire election is compromised?

Why would anyone commit a small amount of vote fraud that won’t change the outcome of an election? Just for the hell of it? Because it’s fun? Because some people just like to live dangerously?

No, you commit vote fraud to swing the result of an election. Otherwise, why the hell would you take the risk and commit a federal crime if it’s not actually going to make a difference in the election? It makes no sense at all.

If you conduct an investigation and find “some vote fraud, but not enough to change the election,” all that means is that you haven’t found all of the vote fraud.

Comparing Election Results in Major Cities: 2016 vs. 2020

Using the NYTimes‘ election results maps for both 2016 and 2020, I went through and made a table comparing Biden’s results in 2020 to Hillary’s results in 2016 in America’s largest cities. Here’s the table, first for the cities where Biden improved on Hillary’s 2016 margin, sorted by largest to smallest Biden net gain:

And here are the cities (or counties where the major cities are located) where Biden did worse than Hillary, sorted by smallest to largest net losses for Biden:

This is all in terms of vote percentages. Given that turnout was significantly higher for 2020, it made no sense to do it in terms of raw vote totals.

We can see that the cities where Biden gained the most over Hillary were Minneapolis, Indianapolis, Denver, Nashville, Charlotte and Atlanta.

The places where Biden lost support from what Hillary got: Miami Dade County FL (a whopping -22.1 points worse than Hillary), Bronx NYC (-11.4), Queens NYC (-8.4), Brooklyn NYC (-7.2) and LA County (-5.3).

By now it’s conventional wisdom that Miami Dade swung so hard to Trump because of Cuban and Venezuelan immigrants, but we can see a (smaller) minority shift to Trump in NYC and LA.

Also, Biden actually did 3.5 points worse in Philadelphia than Hillary did, yet he was able to flip Pennsylvania. As I went over in a post last month, the real shift in PA was in the Philly suburbs, which got bluer from 2016 to 2020.

It’s important to note that some of the results for 2020 might not be 100% reported, but all of them are well over 80% reported minimum. So while the 2020 figures could change, they won’t change by that much. Once the ink dries on the election results, I’ll update this with a new post to reflect the final totals.

I wanted to make this as a fact sheet/reference because there’s a lot of people out there saying things that aren’t true about how America’s major cities shifted from 2016 to 2020. These are the real numbers. There are some cities where Biden improved on Hillary’s numbers, and there are cities where Biden did worse than Hillary. Not all the places where Biden improved on Hillary’s numbers were in swing states.

My thoughts are as follows: I am deeply skeptical that Biden got 80 million votes. I am also deeply skeptical that Biden won Georgia and Arizona, as well as Michigan, Wisconsin and PA. I believe voter fraud occurred on a potentially massive scale (in the millions, possibly even tens of millions).

However, I do think Republicans are underestimating the white suburban shift towards Biden. There are a lot of news-watching suburban women who are chiefly concerned with virtue signaling. A lot of Americans saw Joe Biden as a way to return to “normalcy,” i.e. pre-Trump America when politics wasn’t such a big deal all the time. They would rather hand power back to the Establishment if it means all the psychological abuse (lockdowns, race riots) ends.

And, as I wrote in the notes column in the charts above, sometimes there are logical explanations for why Biden improved in a give place. For instance, Minneapolis he probably improved because of George Floyd and that whole situation. And in Nashville, where Biden improved by over 6 points over Hillary, a lot of that probably has to do with the fact that Nashville has been attracting tons of out-of-state transplants over the past several years. It’s one of the top destinations for people moving to a new city, especially from places like Chicago. Transplants to Nashville are turning it bluer, as they tend to be younger and college-educated. It’s the same thing that happened to Virginia and has now apparently happened to Colorado, and likely will happen to Texas. I don’t know if they’ll be able to turn Tennessee blue, but it’s possible.

But the most puzzling thing about this election was that Trump improved on his 2016 vote total by 11 million, while Biden improved on Hillary’s total by 15 million. It’s not like the shift from 2008 to 2012, where you could plainly see the shift from Obama to Romney. Obama got fewer votes in 2012 than he got in 2008, and Romney got more votes in 2012 than McCain did in 2008. It was pretty clear what happened; Obama lost some support from ’08, but kept enough of it to hang on for re-election.

In 2020, though, we don’t see any clean shifts like that. So where did Biden find 15 million more votes than Hillary got in 2016? It’s not like they all switched over from Trump, because Trump got 11 million more votes than he did in 2016!

Very strange.