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"In everyone there is some willingness to merge with the anonymous crowd and to flow comfortably along with it down the river of pseudo-life" Vaclav Havel
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Jan 30 • 10 tweets • 2 min read
Let me tell you a couple of stories
In the spring of 2016, my wife and I visited Prague, the place of my birth. Generally speaking, the city was blooming commercially. The tourist crush was heavy, even in mid March, with temps in the 30's. We were checking out
of a supermarket one day and I struck up a conversation with the cashier: "Everything was better under the Communists. Everything!" "But how can you say that? There was no freedom" "Pffft! Freedom. What can I buy with freedom? During the previous regime
Jan 14 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
Judging from the events of 2022 so far, the days of the Covid Regime in America are numbered. OSHA mandates are dead, making it unlikely any further federal mandates will be attempted. Pfizer CEO is more truthful (albeit for mercenary reasons) than Fauci.
The public health apparatus is in total disarray, rife with lies, contradictions and aimlessness. At least two of our Supreme Justices have embarrassed themselves publicly by displaying cluelessness about the very issue central to their judgement.
Dec 31, 2021 • 15 tweets • 3 min read
I have found there are too many people on Twitter and irl who complain but are unwilling to alter their circumstances. In my life, I have always followed the principle "if it's time to make a move - get going.
A bit of personal history:
(cont) My first move was not voluntary. In September 1968, following the Red Army invasion, Czechoslovakia, my parents and I fled with almost no possession and no idea where we were going to end up. Not recommended!
We moved to Israel. In 1977, after serving in the IDF
Dec 28, 2021 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
I was not a US citizen yet in 2016 and so could not vote. Had I been able to, I'd have gone with Gary Johnson, despite the weed-induced gaffes. Clinton was (is) so toxic she turns my stomach. Trump wasn't my cup of tea: too gauche, too loud, too bombastic, too...Trump
(continued) And yet, it is as clear as day now that Trump should have been the obvious choice for me. There has not been one other politician so far, not ONE, who has seen through the charade with Trump's clarity. All our 3 letter institutions are corrupt beyond measure
Dec 24, 2021 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
This is not longer a pandemic, or an epidemic. It's no longer a health emergency, or even a chronic health crisis. This is now a catastrophic societal crisis which has absolutely NOTHING to do with viruses or variants and everything to do with a subverted social order
(continue) I have no interest in studying the latest stats on omicron or delta, or the graph showing me which group is more likely to get what variant or what number booster we are on. I have lost interest in all the minutiae. I've seen enough graphs and charts from @FatEmperor
Dec 16, 2021 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
THREAD - please read all
In communist countries (North Korea excepted), the proletariat was kept at bay by the regime providing bread (with interruptions) and circuses (tolerated) The regime made sure the situation never became intolerable. When it did, there were consequences: A bloody uprising in Poland (1956), a very bloody revolution in Hungary (also 1956), regime change in Czechoslovakia in 1968 (suppressed by the Red Army the same year) Murmurs in East Germany never led anywhere because the Stasi was a most efficient secret police service
Dec 15, 2021 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Perhaps you won't mind if I tell you a bit about my dad. After barely surviving the war, he enrolled at Charles University in Prague and by the age of 35 he had two PhD's. Literature was his main love, though, and he started publishing short stories One of his stories was made into a movie (he wrote the script - something he had never done before) The movie was called The Shop on Main Street and it won the Academy Award for best foreign film, 1965
Dec 15, 2021 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
Here's my expanded tweet re Dr McCullough interview. In my opinion this is a case of a very fine doctor and scientist but a poor communicator. His voice is high pitched, as if in a hurry to explain a million things and to overwhelm the listener with details An incredibly capable doctor and scientist and I thank God we have him. His insistence on early treatment has saved lives and his firm stance against the swampy establishment is brave and costing him dearly. At the same time, his incessant bragging detracts from his message
Nov 23, 2021 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
The Soviet Union had an internal passport. Those who expressed doubts about Marxism were judged to be conspirators, unbalanced and thrown into camps. Protestors were beaten up and jailed. State TV cheered it on. It was called progress.
Please point out how the above differs from Australia today (it doesn't) In Austria and Germany there are open calls for the complete isolation of the unvaccinated - despite overwhelming evidence that vaccination is as useless as masks and lockdowns and potentially dangerous
Oct 20, 2021 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
My daughter and her family, 2.5 year old son, 6 month old daughter and her husband will be stuck in Canada indefinitely if they do not manage to cross the US border before 10/30. The following day ALL air, bus, train passengers in/out of Canada and within Canada must be vaxed 2/ She is a highly specialized nurse (L&D) and a doula. He is self employed. We're racing against time to get them out of the prison Canada has now become. My youngest daughter who lives in Toronto is vaxed but plans to move to Reykjavik (she is a dual citizen) Iceland is open /3
Oct 5, 2021 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
My mother - bless her soul - was pushed into a cattle car in March 1942, with 1K other girls from Eastern Slovakia, all aged 16-20. She arrived in Auschwitz Birkenau and survived until the Death March of January 1945, which she survived as well. 2) She married my dad in Prague in December 1949 and later underwent a series of operations which left her unable to bend her left leg. A few more years of heavy Communist persecution followed. Despite everything, she passed at 96 last year, leaving one son, two granddaughters
Oct 1, 2021 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
1) by my early teens, the darkest, tortured days of Stalinism were over. I can say in complete honesty that what the western world is now experiencing is far worse than the Czechoslovak style of communism in the 60s. The forced inoculations, the threats of lost livelihood 2) the ever present censorship, the atmosphere of repression and fear and, most of all, the docile population, are more akin to the darkest post war years, when Stalin's unlimited reach had all of Eastern Europe trembling.
Sep 29, 2021 • 11 tweets • 2 min read
1) The world has irrevocably changed. Can anyone believe Australia will be the same country in 2029 it was 2019? Will a last minute plan, hopping on a plane for a quickie vacation in Barbados be possible? Doubtful. Untold millions will be dealing with PTSD for decades 2) There may be supply line issues but therapists will do very well. In time, religious faiths will attract new followers and bring old ones back to the fold, for we will be looking for safety in numbers. I am a firm believer - as many here know - in "truth shall prevail"
Sep 25, 2021 • 9 tweets • 2 min read
1) Despite an avalanche of bad news, despite the calamitously awful Biden administration (worst in my lifetime and I go back to Eisenhower...though I was a babe-in-arms), I feel a certain amount of optimism. Let me tell you why - feel free to tell me I'm full of it 2) Bill Gates is nowhere to be seen. While I'm sure we miss his medical advice, it's better for the world if he shuts the fuck up for at least a decade or two.
Australia looks awful but may actually be a good portent. The government in Victoria is in full moral collapse.
Sep 6, 2021 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
it has become painfully and blindingly clear that our governments, having piled one unforced error upon another, have arrived at a deadly impasse. The mRNA salvation has pooped out. Now what? More coercion? More masking? More massive vaccination? 2/
no answer is forthcoming from Messrs Fauci, Collins or Gottlieb or Miss Wallensky. When you have only one answer (vaccines) and no question is being asked to which the answer fits, you are royally screwed. Sadly, we've been dragged along down this mineshaft of disaster
Aug 16, 2021 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
I am SO angry, I'm beside myself!!! What are all these unelected nobodys, these dumb automatons, many past retirement (Fauci, Collins) doing? "Unvaccinated Americans are sitting ducks" "We are in for a world of hurt" "Skyrocketing numbers" "Delta devastating Floirda"
cont/ THIS is public health? THIS is how you talk to ordinary citizens - none of whom ever elected you, you clueless shitheads! If we are in a pandemic, your role is to calm people down (Psychology 101) "We now have treatments, we know much more about the virus
Jul 24, 2021 • 7 tweets • 2 min read
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I wish to make one thing clear. The recent speech by Israeli PM Naftali "The Clean" Bennet is the dregs of repulsive fascism. I do not hesitate to call it what it is and I call for this bastard's immediate removal from office. However, in light of my family history 2) I refuse to use the word "Nazi" or to use any direct comparison to Goebbels and the rest of the psychopath murderers of 80 years ago. The Nazis tried to kill my mother z"l in Auschwitz, as they attempted to annihilate the Jewish nation. As someone who finds the memory
Jul 15, 2021 • 10 tweets • 2 min read
(I) I've had some pushback for daring to liken our current state to fascism. In fact, I've been calling it "medical fascism" since March 2020; a term I picked up from the Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben (though I believe his term is "hygiene fascism") (II) As the child of Holocaust survivors and as a person raised under Communism, I dare say I have more insight into our current predicament than do observers and commentators who have never lived under a tyrannical regime. I get scolded for using the term "fascism" lightly,
Jun 23, 2021 • 12 tweets • 2 min read
1) we are a society of self-absorbed, narcissist robot-children. We do not value family. We do not venerate old age. We either reject children or we treat them as cute appendages, like white poodles on a leash. We do not save or plan for the future and we forget the past 2) We think the past is just a boring regurgitation of phrases from history books. The words "communism" and "fascism" have no meaning and hold no threat or dread. We won't watch foreign movies because we can't concentrate on reading subtitles.
Jun 20, 2021 • 13 tweets • 3 min read
1) The announcement by the EU that vax passes will be needed for travel as of July 1, 2021 is profoundly disturbing. The pass is being positioned as the "great liberator" which will allow people to take their "well earned holidays" It's nothing of the sort 2) It is a sinister move by the European Union, less than 80 years after the Nurenberg trials, to introduce discriminatory measures by dividing society into the "clean" and the "unclean" If we believe that the C19 vaccines are effective, then this paranoia is misplaced
Jun 17, 2021 • 9 tweets • 2 min read
1) I started the year 2020 as your middle of the road conservative. Although I disliked Hillary Clinton and her venal Democratic apparatus in 2016, I was not happy about Trump's victory. I thought he was too rude, too crude, too ignorant of the issues. 2) I supported his Middle East diplomacy, which I thought was Nobel worthy but thought his tariffs and his opposition to free trade was harmful and passe. I was raised by Holocaust survivors, two very modest people. The ostentatiousness Trump displayed went against my grain