Don’t Look Up is a sophisticated take on COVID-19. Initially denied by government bureaucrats and the media, then used as an opportunity for political and financial gain.
Solution was ready to go (nuke the comet = early treatment) but then pulled so they could instead use an unproven technology with a high probability of failure but a possibility of huge profits (mRNA vaccines).
In DiCaprio’s character (representing Leana Wen/Peter Hotez types) we see how an obscure scientist becomes seduced, corrupted, and compromised by the attention and flattery of the media.
The final message of the film is that nothing can be done but to accept fate and be at peace with it and God.

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29 Dec 21
For me, using a pseudonym isn’t about hiding from the government or whatever, it’s just an added layer of security from random weirdos and lunatics.
My follower count is roughly equivalent to the city of Nacogdoches, TX. A city that had 122 violent crimes in the last year.

Which is to say, you don’t need to do anything wrong to get death threats, etc. The law of averages in big numbers does that.
Any audience of a certain size will contain some number of psychopaths, crazies, murderers, along with some number of Saints, geniuses, artists, and innovators.
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20 Dec 21
Latinos are now politically indistinguishable from the white working class. The effects of working for good ol boy contractors who played Rush Limbaugh over the truck speakers every day for years.
White conservatives trying to cancel me over this as if I meant this as a bad thing. I was also a roofer radicalized by the boss playing Rush every day!
After a while I got tired of carrying shingles up ladders so I started my own company on the model of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Franco Columbo’s masonry company. I exclusively hired bodybuilders which enabled me to have really beautiful profit margins and a lot of demand.
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20 Dec 21
What, are you gonna send the gas van to my house? Good luck, you’ll need it.
These people are pathologically insane mass murderers. We’d be fine if the government just got out of the way and let the tens of thousands of people like myself do the work on the ground to handle this. Incompetent fools.
I was warning back in freaking august that this winter was going to be a bad wave in the north - @Babygravy9 published my warning in his magazine - Kamala told LA Times on Friday “we didn’t see it coming”
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17 Dec 21
Escaping from the consequences of your actions is good actually if the meta-system is one that punishes virtue and rewards evil. It liberates you to be who you truly are. Good people I know who have public personas have entirely different views in private than they do publicly.
A prominent figure whose name you would recognize recently told me that if he divulged even 1/10th of his private views on Covid, his public career would be finished overnight and his childrens’ careers would be over as well.
Do I think he should go off on rant out of principle and destroy himself? No. He is doing things behind the scenes. I think this is good way. Some people will have best impact through subversion, others will through confrontation.
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14 Dec 21
I talked to a Senate staffer the other night who told me their internal estimates are 35% inflation by next summer - that is a regressive 35% tax levied on anyone who works for wages or holds dollars.
The wealthy hold assets and debt so they’re relatively protected, but the middle and working classes face penury.

Remember the slogan “You Will Own Nothing and Be Happy”? That’s what we’re accelerating towards.
Wage workers won’t be able to afford down payments on property, credit will be tightened and rates will be raised to combat inflation. Farms will go out of business en masse like they did in the late 70s/early 80s with interest rates at 20%.
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13 Dec 21
This is what I believe
Dark eyes are a sign of high levels of neuromelanin, which protects from iron-induced oxidative stress and neurological degeneration
Not even sure what mine are
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