Category Archives: Psychology
The study of the mind, behavior and perception, invented by Freud and improved by Jung and many others.
Shared from Tom Woods
We learned a lot about our fellow man over the course of the virus panic, much of it unflattering.
The UK-based rapper known as Zuby recently listed 20 of them on Twitter, and his list went viral.
I thought you’d enjoy it:
20 Things I’ve Learned (Or Had Confirmed) About Humanity During The “Pandemic”
1. Most people would rather be in the majority, than be right.
2. At least 20% of the population has strong authoritarian tendencies, which will emerge under the right conditions.
3. Fear of death is only rivaled by the fear of social disapproval. The latter could be stronger.
4. Propaganda is just as effective in the modern day as it was 100 years ago. Access to limitless information has not made the average person any wiser.
5. Anything and everything can and will be politicized by the media, government, and those who trust them.
6. Many politicians and large corporations will gladly sacrifice human lives if it is conducive to their political and financial aspirations.
7. Most people believe the government acts in the best interests of the people. Even many who are vocal critics of the government.
8. Once they have made up their mind, most people would rather to commit to being wrong, than admit they were wrong.
9. Humans can be trained and conditioned quickly and relatively easily to significantly alter their behaviors — for better or worse.
10. When sufficiently frightened, most people will not only accept authoritarianism, but demand it.
11. People who are dismissed as “conspiracy theorists” are often well researched and simply ahead of the mainstream narrative.
12. Most people value safety and security more than freedom and liberty, even if said “safety” is merely an illusion.
13. Hedonistic adaptation occurs in both directions, and once inertia sets in, it is difficult to get people back to “normal.”
14. A significant % of people thoroughly enjoy being subjugated.
15. “The Science” has evolved into a secular pseudo-religion for millions of people in the West. This religion has little to do with science itself.
16. Most people care more about looking like they are doing the right thing, rather than actually doing the right thing.
17. Politics, the media, science, and the healthcare industries are all corrupt, to varying degrees. Scientists and doctors can be bought as easily as politicians.
18. If you make people comfortable enough, they will not revolt. You can keep millions docile as you strip their rights, by giving them money, food, and entertainment.
19. Modern people are overly complacent and lack vigilance when it comes to defending their own freedoms from government overreach.
20. It’s easier to fool a person than to convince them that they have been fooled.
“There is a situation ow , where MSM pundits, sleazy corporate billionaires and other assorted dregs of society are telling us we need to upend the way we do business because of one specific riot that lasted two hours as opposed to all of the other riots we have seen that in some cases they have explicitly endorsed.
The capitol riot is a single event involving a few thousand people as opposed to the BLM and Antifa riots that were all over the country for a protracted period and probably involve several hundred thousand people.
And now finally the leftists have found protesters who were shot that they won’t stand in solidarity with. What is the unifying feature?: which kind of hats they were wearing. They said MAGA instead of BLM, so their lives don’t matter to the Democratic party.. And they are called terrorists instead of protesters” Styx666
This is how it’s done : A bunch of German protesters walking through a shopping mall without masks without being stopped because they have safety in numbers and keep moving.. However, they only have to wear masks indoors anyway and the curfew they are protesting about later in the video means that pubs have to close at 11pm. (Berlin is famous for pubs staying open all night!) Lucky bastards, I wonder what they would make of the Melbourne situation?
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That’s how long you’ve been voluntarily locked in your own homes.
And every time the government extends that end date you nod your head wisely and agree “it’s for our safety”.
You spent two decades calling out the corruption in the government and now you suddenly believe that they have a vested interest in keeping you all as safe as can be.
“Well it’s a pandemic” you say. Somehow that seems to mean that they’ve had a change of heart.
We went from “flatten the curve” to some sort of brutal elimination strategy and you agree that it needs to be done.
You ignore the scientific fact that a virus cannot be eliminated, it can only be managed.
You feed on the fear like it’s giving you life. You refuse to acknowledge the fact that unless you are over 80 and have a compromised immune system, it has a 99.9% survival rate.
You refuse to acknowledge the fact that in spite of EVERYTHING we are doing supposedly to protect the elderly, it is still the elderly who are dying.
You walk around with bacterial-infested face diapers over your mouth, without any proper fitting or training in how to wear them, and believe that it’s an effective safety measure. Ignoring the science that shows that they do not work. It’s the new tinfoil hat.
You discredit the thousands of medical experts, scientists and researchers standing up all over the globe to say that we’ve gotten this all wrong, and go back to believing in your government and their select group of “experts”.
You ignore the doctors in aged care facilities telling you that these people are not dying OF C0VID, but WITH C0VID.
You ignore the elderly people telling you that they feel like they have been abandoned and left to rot and have nothing to live for, and keep telling yourselves that you’re “keeping them safe”.
In fact, if they dare to go out in the streets and protest to be free, you label them “crazy old bats”. “Somebody come get their grandpa, he escaped the nursing home.”
You laugh when it’s pointed out that we are turning into a police state and a dictatorship, while you watch Daniel Andrews and Victoria Police openly abusing the extended powers they have been granted and nod your heads again – “good on you for keeping us safe from the DANGEROUS CRIMINALS”.
Never mind that actual convicted criminals are being released onto our streets and having their prison sentences reduced.
No, you must be kept safe from those dangerous people who just want to take their dog for a walk and breathe in fresh air.
The data is freely available and yet you don’t have a problem with the fact that you don’t talk about the daily recovery rates, you don’t talk about the daily negative test rates.
You don’t want to hear about the flawed models, the fraudulent data, the empty hospitals, the inflated numbers, the inefficacy of the tests, the mislabelling of deaths, the medical malpractice, the underlying health conditions, the co-morbidities, the case-fatality ratios, the gag orders, the financial incentives, the problematic treatment protocol, the hundreds of variables that have contributed to the numbers held up in this “pandemic”.
Not even if it’s an epidemiologist, a structural biologist, a professor of medicine, an Italian Parliamentarian, who’s talking about it. Are members of Yale, Oxford, Stanford and Carnegie-Melon, some of the world’s most renowned universities, simply producing “junk” science from “nut-job” scientists and researchers?
You want it to be “scientific” but don’t have an issue with the fact that in NO country has there been a valid control group to extrapolate the data for the relevant population as far as these lockdowns and restrictions and their efficacy goes.
In fact, you ignore the scientists telling you they don’t believe it has had any effect.
You ignore the surgeons with decades of experience and experts in peer reviewing scientific studies who point out the holes in the “new research” that has quickly been done to demonstrate the need
for masks. Even when experts tell you that it is not credible, you still repeat “ScIenCe”.
You say “trust the experts”, but “not THAT doctor, not THAT epidemiologist, not THAT expert. It has to be science. But not THAT science”. And frankly, this narrative is getting old.
You don’t know about the investigations that they’ve done into the deaths in Italy, in the US, and you don’t even want to.
You don’t want to know about the number of people who have died because they were refused medical care for their primary issue, while they were tested or treated for C0VID.
Medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death worldwide, but there’s not even a possibility that any of these deaths have anything to do with that. Oh no, it’s ALL the C0VID virus.
You threaten those suggesting the fear is overplayed, with being hospitalised and put on a ventilator, ignoring the fact that ventilation is playing a huge role in people dying from COVID, and that they have no intention of going to a hospital if they get sick.
90% of ventilated patients die, but if you know how to treat your immune system you have a much better chance to fight off a virus.
You won’t even consider treatment protocols as a factor. You won’t even consider natural health and methods of boosting and strengthening your immune system.
You trust in immune suppression and call it “healthcare”.
You believe those who tout models that have turned out be imbecilic, but dismiss the testimonies of those who have nothing to gain by coming forward.
You refuse to follow the money. You refuse to look even a fraction deeper beyond the daily news and government press conferences on your television.
You refuse to do anything but repeat the mantras that you’ve been taught.
You don’t want to hear about the people breaking down because they’re being kept from their family members in their final hours. The people who can’t even say goodbye, are not allowed to bury them.
You call people losing their businesses, their livelihoods, everything they have worked their entire life for, even their friends to suicide, “childish” people throwing a “tantrum” that they can’t “go drink at the pub”.
You don’t even have the time to listen to what they’re actually trying to say because you’re too busy filling your head with media panic and ignoring the facts.
While people are literally taking their own lives as a result of the C0VID panic that has been instilled in them.
You just plan to sit at home, forever if need be, until a magic vaccine is found to shoot the virus you’ve been avoiding this whole time straight into your veins.
While the economy crashes down around you, while thousands lose everything, even their lives, labelled some sort of “sacrifice” for “the greater good”.
The greater good being sacrificing the lives and health of the many, for the sake of the few who are DYING ANYWAY in spite of every measure that has been taken.
While you repeat “It’s for our safety, it’s for our safety, it’s for our safety” like mindless individuals who have lost the ability to think for themselves.
You don’t want to hear about facts. You want to hear about fear.
And you say that WE’RE the conspiracy theorists” – Author Unknown
Amongst all the corona angst and the resulting masses of unemployed, often young people (millenials) the boomer whingers are still turning out in force to accuse young jobseeker recipients of bludging.
Apparently restaurant owners across the nation are having trouble finding casual staff, because what casual staff may earn is similar to the current double jobseeker payment. (Around $2000 a month). There are rumours of many of them frequenting beaches and surf spots rather than looking for work.
At the same time the Victorian health minister is blaming millenials for not social distancing (unless it’s in the government approved form of working at Bunnings or taking part in a faketevist BLM protest).
On one hand they are supposed to be working, on the other they are meant to stay at home.
That about sums up all the confusing advice handed out by the government in these strange times.
Now, as for businesses who want to hire casual staff : why would anyone in their right mind take on a casual job right now, if they could lose that job again in a month’s time and then have to reapply for jobseeker and not have any money for weeks? In fact, the same goes for permanent jobs. With corona still going around, there are no guarantees that there may not be another massive shutdown, especially if things spiral out of control in Victoria.
I guess the go-to casual workers relied upon in such a situation would be Kiwis and foreign students from India and China who are now thin on the ground.
And we are not really talking about a few hours a week casual which still leave you with a partial jobseeker payment, but jobs that should be permanent- part -time with longterm employment guarantee and benefits.
Business owners who have had the benefit of exploiting their staff for decades are now dumbfounded as to why people would rather go surfing than work in appalling , unstable conditions.
Since the economy is now good and fucked for years to come, due to unnecessary shutdown, I think surfing is a great option and should be encouraged . It gets you out in the fresh and sun, plenty of vitamin D and of course you are also social distancing ! At least you cannot be blamed for wanting to kill Nanna.
NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian has issued a warning not to travel to Victoria because Victoria, you see, is rotting from the inside, infested with Corona-virus, up to 49 whole cases a day now, which is about 4 times as much as the daily caseload in NSW !
The question now is, how could this happen? How could Victoria drop the ball so badly, when it had the harshest lockdown restrictions in the nation , where even single family members could not visit each other for nearly three months, where people were fined for driving in the wrong suburb, golfing, fishing or sitting by themselves on a park bench?
It might be, because our government, run by delusional fools led by a communist style dictator Dan Andrews, really believed the virus could be kept to minimal numbers by enforcing said draconian lockdown, not realizing that they were simply kicking the can down the road and once things opened up, the virus would spread again.
Now even 49 cases a day is not very much when we compare with the numbers from the rest of the world, but they are sure to rise exponentially in the next weeks.
One reason for the “outbreak” were non-compliance with the rules by – wouldn’t you know it, Muslim families celebrating Eid. Of course it took a full 3 days for this little juicy bit of knowledge to emerge, until then they were simply “families” that flouted the rules. Families? How about a bunch of religious lunatics who are simply unable to exist without their rostered seasonal observances.
But speaking of lunatics, the ‘Black Lives Matter Most’ movement and their phony grievances – run by the far far-out left -who want to see everything burn, could not wait to go their ideologically driven ritual marches and that in a city where the Footy is still the number one religion but banned until further notice. Of course they had the blessing of the government to go ahead unfined , mainly because there were simply too many of them and it could have turned into an ugly bloodbath with police, or possibly the army.
Of course other states had those protests too and have not yet seen a rise in cases. To that I can only say : Just you wait, it will take another week to reach two infection cycles and I will bet my hat that cases in other states will rise too. Like Italy in Europe and New York in the States, Victoria is simply the first to succumb.
The truth is, respiratory viruses are designed to be transmitted and we are designed to get them. Lockdowns don’t work for several reasons and they destroy economies, but mainly , unless you practically threaten people with being welded into apartments, people will always find a way to circumvent the restrictions, maybe because they are young and not at risk, maybe because they don’t believe in the existence of the virus or maybe because they understand the risks and still don’t care. You will never ever get 100% compliance and because of that , there will be outbreaks once the lockdown is lifted. And the stricter the lockdown, the more people will rebel against the restrictions.
There is no doubt that the virus is real and deadly to a vast number of old/sick people, but it’s gonna do it’s thing, despite our best efforts. Even countries (or states) that have had few cases and brought their numbers down to zero will eventually have to open their borders to ward off economic ruin. And then what ??
Coronavirus cannot be controlled. We have to learn to live with it. It’s just a shame the economy had to be ruined for that lesson to be learnt.
FEMA is a phrase that is well known to the ‘tinfoil’ community. But what is it? FEMA is an American term for Federal Emergency Management Authority, a government agency that manages emergencies and has an extensive array of heavily fenced sites (camps) across the US, most having buildings and large piles of plastic coffin shaped boxes. Presumably these coffins are available should a large number of corpses (from some tragedy) need to be buried or moved in a great hurry. Of course a government apparatus such as this is ample fuel for speculation. Some theories state these sites are made into prison camps in times of unrest, or possibly death camps. The concept of your own state potentially having a covert network of prison camps is chilling. Except that we already do in Australia (it’s called off shore processing of asylum seekers).
It’s worth pointing out Australia gets more than its fair share of Asylum seekers, and many are not legitimate asylum seekers, they avoided poor but safe countries on the way to get here.
But back to the FEMA story, the terrifying part about the FEMA camp mythology is the idea of what the camp represents. A place where you lose your rights and freedoms and the timeline to an end of your deprivation is uncertain. Before you know it unreasonable thugs in uniforms (prison guards) start punishing you for trivial infractions of arbitrary rules there were just invented last month. These rules that aren’t really legal, as they never passed a vote in government just rubber stamped by a bureaucrat.
Oh hold on, while you were fantasizing about a FEMA camp, one was constructed around you and maybe you didn’t notice. Just because Nanna Smith still lives on the corner does not mean all things are well and good. We’re not in Kansas anymore Toto. Nanna Smith is terrified to come outside for fear of catching contagious lethal respiratory disease. Others are afraid to come outside for fear of being fined or harassed for standing too close to someone else or not having a good enough reason to be outside.
You’re soaking in it. A dishwashing liquid is a good measure to destroy viruses on surfaces, just don’t drink it OK.
The Corona Virus, (COVID -19), SARS COV 2, was the perfect pretext to bring in all these draconian measures.
What are you doing outside your cell home, prisoner citizen?
One wonders if the Ruby princess cruise liner was allowed to disembark in Sydney (despite concerns for the ship’s crew) was simply to increase the numbers of infected and dead to justify and continue the restrictions.
To date (7 April 2020) in this crisis, Australia has had about 5895 infected and 41 dead. This is less than a typical ‘flu season, and the types of people dying are largely the same targets, the over 70’s. So rather than shut down the entire country, maybe we should just quarantine the old, step up disinfection protocols wear masks and try to continue as normal. Before you say this is impossible, Taiwan has done this and they are extremely close to China geographically, and it’s working for them. Taiwan has had 373 Infections and 5 deaths.
The other factor about the corona virus is that it is accelerating deaths of people already at deaths door and therefore ‘getting the credit’ rather than the deceased underlying condition. Imagine if someone was dying of cancer and then Corona virus came along and killed that person in their already frail state, is corona virus the true cause of death? Because it would be easy to claim that, and it can greatly inflate the figures, and its rather misleading.
Of course while this corona virus pandemic is unfolding, financial markets have imploded. There has been little talk of the serious economic problems; the lime light has been taken by the corona virus.
Was corona virus the bump in the road which destabilized the financial system?
Was the financial system so unstable anything would have collapsed it?
Either way the corona virus has been the perfect distraction from the attention the financial system and the perfect set of restrictions to stop people gathering and protesting about how many lives are going to be deeply affected by the financial system collapse.
In Australia most superannuation fund are heavily invested in real estate either directly or indirectly.
Real-estate values will be hit severely hard by this twin crisis
Superannuation funds will be gone and governments will be heavily in debt to afford to pay welfare of different form to keep the workforce alive until people can generally return to work.
The cold comfort in this twin crisis will be the fact corona will be targeting boomers, so less will need their retirement money. Possibly as many as one in five boomers will be killed by this virus, imagine what that will do to real estate prices as so many houses suddenly go onto the market.
But if the curve does not flatten the general death rate raise from 3% to 9% for adults under 65, and if you’re over 65 I suggest you get very comfortable in your home alone, especially if the hospitals get overwhelmed.
There are so many other issues yet to be touched on:
Massive spike in unemployment
rent and mortgage payment problems
the weird loop holes in the restrictions:
Supermarket crowds, yes, well spaced non-contact recreation, no.
Normal wedding: only 5 people, Muslim wedding: 30 people.
Should we wear masks or not?
What really is an essential service?
Travel out of you town or city for permanent relocation or to a weekender, OK or not?
Visa issues for immigrants
Australian’s stuck overseas behind closed borders
Centerlink for who and when?
Who deserves a bail out?
Should essential businesses be nationalised (or surrender partial/full shareholding) as part of bail outs.
The border shut downs
The only state border open currently is the NSW/VIC border, let that sink in. The NSW/VIC border is heavily burned from the 2019/2020 summer bushfires so it’s much less populated now anyway.
Daigou (shop raiders/hoarders/ smugglers): What do we do with them? Assets strip? Imprison? Deport? Terminate residency? Terminate citizenship (many have lied about their occupation to gain citizenship)? Terminate? Send them to Mexico?
Factories and prodcution
Is it time to bring our factories back? If so which ones and should we build different ones? Should we look towards fully automated factories with low numbers of highly skilled staff, rather than the 19 century style 3rd world sweatshops only competitive due to low labour costs?
Should we consider the misinformation and blatant lies form China about this virus to be considered an act of war? If China was open an honest about this virus from the start it probably could have been contained in China and possibly just to Wuhan. Should we demand reparation from China for the damage to the economy they have caused? Does it make a difference whether this virus was either:
a) naturally occurring
b) a product of the wet market
c) a bio-weapon accidentally released
d) a bio-weapon deliberately released
considering the cover up China did after it started spreading and the confusion created in other countries in dealing with it? How many people died as a result of China’s lies? Is the CCP (Chinese communist party) guilty of murdering foreign citizens?
This article is much longer than usual but now you have the luxury of time to think about all of this.
There are more than 700 other articles here spanning the last 8 years, so feel free to look around.
This retard clearly does not realize the hypocrisy of opening a carbonated drink to protest against the claimed CO2 based global warming. Does he realize the satisfying hiss the drink makes as he opens it is pure CO2 being released into the atmosphere? Does he realize the CO2 burned to generate the electricity required to make that aluminum can he will use just once and then throw away?
Nope, just a useful idiot like the Communists who are trying to take over Extinction Rebellion (XR). So what’s it really about and why now? Well the global warming alarmist rhetoric comes from the UN IPCC, and the UN is almost bankrupt. So the UN needs to get about 1 Billion dollars in the next 2 weeks or cease operations. The UN’s plan is to unleash its hordes of brainwashed global warming activists to create disruption in western countries to coerce more money out of those governments. So really XR is international economic terrorism, disguised as environmental activism.
So face it XR you have been played and this is your poster-boy, an attention seeking hipster uni drop out with wealthy parents and no clue about how the climate or environment works. You all look stupid and are just wasting everyone’s time and achieving nothing. Global warming is fake and so are your reasons for existence.