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Fighting totalitarianism: Rothbard versus monasticism

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The 5th century Armenian Tzarakar monastery.
I have been quite explicit that what we are now dealing with under the covid response, woke ideology, cancel culture, Big Tech censorship, nonstop media propaganda and gaslighting, an armed and barricaded capitol, a Democratic-controlled government set on giving away money and allowing unfettered immigration, the abrogation of religious expression and association, the forcing of perverse values down our throats, the demand that we deny the reality of our senses and avow utter absurdities — the list could go on — is totalitarianism.

In pointing to and railing at these evils, I have not hesitated to call their combination as a totalitarian creep turned into a totalitarian dash. The speed at which liberty has been infringed has been astonishing. I saw it coming years ago, when I faced the woke mob at New York University. I knew that behind the crazed social justice activists who denounced me and ruined my academic career merely for criticizing their insanity was a neo-Stalinism on the rise. Now, here we are.

In calling these developments totalitarianism, some have suggested, at least by their silence, that my pronouncements have been exaggerated. To them I answer, sometimes by implication and otherwise, by continuing to call it as I see it: I'd rather be wrong than sorry. I've been willing to risk my reputation by crying wolf when indeed I see a wolf.

Bad Guys

Officials say 108 illegal immigrants released in Texas by Border Patrol under Biden policy test positive for coronavirus

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Asylum seekers register for rapid COVID-19 tests in an isolation area at a bus station in Brownsville, Texas, on February 26
Texas city says it doesn't have authority to prevent migrants who test positive from traveling elsewhere

More than 100 illegal immigrants released by the Border Patrol into Texas since late January have tested positive for the coronavirus following their arrival, officials in a city on the U.S.-Mexico border tell Fox News.

Felipe Romero, a spokesperson for Brownsville, said Wednesday that the 108 positives represent 6.3% of the number of total migrants who have been rapid-tested at the city's main bus station, where they are being released by the Border Patrol. Rapid testing of the individuals began there on Jan. 25.

He added that Brownsville does not have the authority to prevent those who test positive from traveling elsewhere in the U.S. -- and are advising them to quarantine, follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and socially distance.

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Quenelle

On suing Facebook & Big Tech for canceling conservative businesses: The Rubin Report

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Dave Rubin (L) Steven Crowder (R)
Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report talks to Steven Crowder (Host, Louder with Crowder) and Bill Richmond about their Facebook lawsuit, the ongoing conservative censorship by Big Tech, and why cancel culture has created so many secret celebrity Republicans.

Steven first discusses the social media censorship he has been dealing with for years and why Facebook censorship was the final straw. Was Facebook throttling the 'Louder With Crowder' channel? Is political censorship the reason that his election livestream was removed without any explanation? Is conservative speech being censored on social media platforms? These are questions that will now have to be answered in court as Steven sues Facebook for fraud in his internet censorship lawsuit.

Steven discusses the difficulty of having a conservative news Facebook business. Facebook is constantly changing it's rules or simply not telling anyone what the rules are. Conservative media is in such demand that even big tech conservative censorship has not been able to prevent the successes like Louder With Crowder or The Ben Shapiro Show.

Comment: Dave and Steve have both done yeoman work in exposing the insanity of current society. They have paid a heavy price.


Passport

Step toward 'new normal'? New York rolls out 'Covid passport' at event venues to prove attendees' vaccination & testing status

The Excelsior Pass

New York's Covid-19 'passport,' the Excelsior Pass, is seen in a handout from Governor Andrew Cuomo's office.
New York has launched a new Covid-19 'passport' program at major event venues, with spectators asked to use a phone app to prove they've been vaccinated, as mandated under state guidelines, or else be barred entry.

The "Excelsior Pass" was tested for a second time at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday during a New York Rangers game, functioning like a mobile boarding pass that conveys attendees' vaccine and testing status. While it made its debut at the Barclays Center late last month, Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled the project in an announcement this week, insisting the data on the pass would be kept "completely confidential."
"The Excelsior Pass will play a critical role in getting information to venues and sites in a secure and streamlined way, allowing us to fast-track the reopening of these businesses and getting us one step closer to reaching a new normal," he said, stressing that participation is "voluntary" for now.

Comment: The "new normal" is a reality where normal people are tracked and controlled in every aspect of their lives. The psychopaths who are pushing for this are the 'superior' masters and we are the slaves who should work for them - but only if we obey and comply with their twisted directives.

The Covid pseudo-pandemic has introduced new ways of tracking and controlling people. The majority of people can't see the bigger picture and have accepted the "new normal," which in reality is anything but normal, and can't be, no matter how much they repeat it.

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People

Lockdown scepticism was never a 'fringe' viewpoint

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A closed Frankfurt shoe store during lockdown.
Whether or not lockdowns are justifiable on public-health grounds, they certainly represent the greatest infringement on civil liberties in modern history. In the UK, lockdowns have contributed to the largest economic contraction in more than 300 years, as well as countless bankruptcies, and a dramatic rise in public borrowing.

This does not mean that lockdowns were the wrong policy, since they might have been necessary to prevent the National Health Service from being overwhelmed with COVID-19 critical-care patients. (And such measures are justified, proponents argue, on the grounds that they prevent infected individuals from harming others by inadvertently transmitting a deadly disease.) But as I will argue below, there's plenty of evidence that supports those on the other side of this issue, notwithstanding the efforts of politicians, experts, and social-media companies to paint such dissent as marginal or even dangerous.

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Throughout the pandemic, the British government has assured the public that it is being "led by the science." However, a number of scientists and other commentators have disputed this claim. These "lockdown sceptics" (for want of a better term) have argued that indiscriminate, heavy-handed lockdowns are not grounded in science, and that a more focussed protection strategy is preferable. On October 4th, 2020, three scientists — epidemiologist Sunetra Gupta, medical professor Jay Bhattacharya, and biostatistician Martin Kulldorff — gave a forceful endorsement of this alternative view when they signed the Great Barrington Declaration. This is a statement by infectious-disease experts and public-health scientists who have "grave concerns" about the impacts of "prevailing COVID-19 policies." Since then, many other scientists, healthcare workers, and members of the public have added their signatures.

Syringe

Nearly half of over 80s are breaking lockdown rules within weeks of first Covid jab

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The elderly were prioritised for the Covid vaccine but it appears many are now breaking the rules.
Figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) this morning reveal that 41 per cent of over-80s had met with someone outside their household or support bubble indoors.

Four out of 10 over-80s are breaking Covid lockdown rules within three weeks of being given a first jab of the vaccine, it emerged today.

Figures from the Office for National Statistics found that an estimated 41 per cent admitted they had met someone other than a household member, care worker or member of their support bubble, indoors.

Researchers said 23 per cent said they had met their children indoors after receiving at least one jab.

Comment: Jeebus, if you can't leave home to see your family even after getting the bloody vaccine then why the hell would anyone bother getting it! Good on these seniors! Enough is enough!

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Snakes in Suits

Busted wide open! Fauci's daughter is a software engineer at Twitter, a company which suspends people for disagreeing with her father

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While Dr. Anthony Fauci is spearheading the nation's COVID-19 response, his daughter is working for the social media platform Twitter.

In addition to readily censoring conservatives, the social media platform has also cracked down on users sharing COVID-19 "misinformation."

Amidst the heavy-handed censorship, Alison Fauci has been working at the company since graduating in 2014, The National Pulse can reveal.

Comment: The idea that Twitter is censoring information that runs counter to the official Covid narrative simply because Anthony Fauci's daughter is behind the scenes pulling strings in favor of her father's diktats is a bit of a stretch. Actually, it's a lot of a stretch. It's ridiculous. Twitter would be pushing the same line on coronavirus they're pushing now even if his daughter worked at McDonalds. Twitter is a tool for pushing deep level reality consensus, not the whims of nepotism.

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Ambulance

Health experts: Obesity fuelling vastly higher COVID death toll

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This won't sit well with the 'body positivity' movement.

Health experts have warned that there is a direct correlation between obesity and higher COVID-19 death tolls across the globe, findings that will not jive well with the woke trend to promote being overweight as 'body positivity'.

The London Telegraph reports that a study of 100 countries by the World Obesity Federation found that 2.2 million of 2.5 million deaths occurred in countries with high levels of obesity.

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Eye 2

5 ways they're trying to trick you into taking the Covid "vaccine"

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© Sergiy Maidukov
The vaccine rollout is in full flow now, the daily tickers have had "people vaccinated" added to their red counters, and the improbably large number grows more improbably large every day.

The sale of the century is very much on. The powers that be want every single person to be vaccinated, and they're pulling out all the stops to make sure it happens.

Here are the five main ways the establishment is trying to manufacture your consent.

Gold Seal

16 States are now following the (real) science: Governors scramble to end lockdowns, mask mandates

Greg Abbott
It took an entire year, but lockdowns and mask mandates are officially incredibly unpopular with half of the country, to the point that governors are rapidly making sweeping changes to their year-long COVID-19 policies.

Jumping onto the coattails of pro-individual freedom leaders like governors Ron DeSantis (R-Florida) and Kristi Noem (R-SD), the governors of Mississippi and Texas decided Tuesday to announce an end to business restrictions and statewide mask mandates.

Both Tate Reeves (R-MS) and Greg Abbott (R-TX), who had long taken a nanny state approach to the COVID-19 crisis, acted almost simultaneously to announce the end of statewide restrictions.


Comment: What remains to be seen are the steps the Biden administration will take to coerce, threaten or blackmail the above mentioned states into stepping back in line. And, in turn, how these states will choose to respond.