Saturday, April 17, 2021

Red on Red

I think this has to be classified as a friendly fire incident:

Rioters in Portland, Oregon wreaked havoc on the city's downtown, smashing windows and setting an Apple store on fire. Though the city has seen nightly riots for nearly a year, the latest came after police shot a man dead.

Another night, another riot. Protesters assembled on Friday afternoon in Lents Park, where police had shot a man dead hours earlier. The man, who local media identified as “white” to ward off any potential “social unrest,” was carrying a replica firearm when he was killed.

“Social unrest” soon broke out anyway. Black-clad ‘Antifa’ protesters smashed the windows of banks, restaurants and a church, and spray-painted “no more history” on the shattered windows of the Oregon Historical Society. An Apple store was torched, and burned for ten minutes before firefighters could get the blaze under control. No injuries were reported by police.

It will be interesting to see what happens when Antifa shows up in Cupertino. Silicon Valley doesn't believe it's possible, but Frankenstein's name isn't known because he successfully kept his monster under control.

Africans have never hesitated to burn down their own neighborhoods, so there is no reason why white SJWs shouldn't follow the lead of their moral exemplars.

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Darkstream test tonight

If you are a UATV subscriber, check out SG sometime after 6 PM EST. I'll be posting a link at which you should be able to watch tonight's Darkstream on UATV proper. It's not possible to comment or do anything but watch the video there yet, but I'll be dualstreaming so you can watch it on DLive as well and comment there.

Perhaps it will work, perhaps it won't. That's the point of testing it.

In other UATV news, the MP3s now work on St. Efan's channel.

UPDATE: The test was a complete success. The video quality actually turned out to be higher than DLive, and the picture-in-picture even worked. There are still a number of features that need to be added before all the UATV creators will start streaming there, but I expect the Darkstream will be streaming live there going forward.

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Your papers, eh?

Ontario goes full Nazi:

Effective Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 12:01 a.m., police officers and other provincial offences officers will have the authority to require any individual to provide their home address and purpose for not being at their residence. In addition, police officers, special constables and First Nation Constables will have the authority to stop vehicles to inquire about an individual's reasons for leaving their home. This additional enforcement tool will only be in effect during the Stay-at-Home order and exclusively to enforce the Stay-at-Home order.

It's just a temporary measure. Short term, for the duration of the emergency. You know, like the income tax. Meanwhile, the Canadian government is actively encouraging people to leave their homes in India and China and move to Canada.

There is no doubt that certain US governors would like to pursue a similar approach, but the obvious success of less-restrictive states like Florida is preventing them from doing so.

UPDATE: It appears the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms has gone missing. This is not a metaphor.


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Minneapolis schools close

The nice thing about Riot Days, as opposed to Snow Days, is that the school administrators can schedule them in advance. Like hurricanes, city riots are now relatively predictable:

Protests and riots have been happening in major cities across the country over the last week in response to the deaths of Daunte Wright and Adam Toledo. Since the news broke of Wright’s death last Sunday, things have been progressively getting worse.

Now the city of Minneapolis is preparing for even more riots next week.

On Friday night, Jack Posobiec said on Twitter that Minneapolis is closing all schools this upcoming Wednesday through Friday. The reason? The anticipation of the Derek Chauvin verdict, the police officer at the forefront of the death of George Floyd.

It seems the school administrators, at least, expect the jury to return with a "not guilty" verdict. 

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Scrabble converges

There is literally no activity or organization that will not be converged, unless it actively and aggressively resists convergence:

Expert Scrabble players have blasted the game's owner as 'virtue signalling' and 'woke' after it banned 400 derogatory terms as playable moves. 

Racial slurs including the 'n-word', insults against the elderly and homophobic terms were removed from Scrabble's official online words list following worldwide anti-racism protests in the wake of the death of American George Floyd.

Scrabble's owner Mattel said it made the change to make it more relevant culturally following global unrest last year.

But Scrabble grandmaster David Webb said the move has been interpreted as 'virtue signalling'.

Offensive terms including the 'n-word' were removed from Scrabble's official online words list following worldwide anti-racism protests in the wake of the death of American George Floyd. 

The exact list of banned words has not been released.

Of course it hasn't. The objective is to be able to administer the rules on a subjective basis, thereby granting the converged authority more power and flexibility while allowing them to avoid ever being held accountable to an objective standard.

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Friday, April 16, 2021

The USA breaks another agreement

I don't know why anyone bothers even trying to make agreements with the US government. They've been breaking them regularly since the 18th century:

Since President Biden is breaking the US-Taliban peace deal by pushing back the May 1st withdrawal deadline to September 11th, the Taliban said it is ready to attack US troops again and turn the final months of Washington’s almost twenty-year-old war into a “nightmare.”

Mullah Salih Khan, a Taliban commander in the Helmand Province, told The Daily Beast on Wednesday that the group is prepared to strike “very much prepared to strike” US and Afghan government forces, warning that the Taliban will turn Afghanistan “into a nightmare” for them.

Mullah Mujahid Rahman, a Taliban subcommander from the Ghazni province, also said the group was ready to fight the US. He said the US has “proven they can’t be trusted after retreating from the May 1st deadline” and that the Taliban is willing to “fight till the end” of the US occupation. “We have the pride of defeating about 100,000 invaders from [different] countries in Afghanistan. A few thousand won’t be a problem at all,” he said.

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid delivered a warning via Twitter on Wednesday. “If the agreement is breached and foreign forces fail to exit our country on the specified date, problems will certainly be compounded and those whom failed to comply with the agreement will be held liable,” he said.

The USA wasn't always the Evil Empire. But it obviously is now. Although it's more of a Retarded Evil Clown Empire Wearing a Dress Without Bothering to Shave Its Legs.


Masks and distancing work

Or so we are told:
Influenza cases in the USA, 2016-2021

2016-2017: 29 million
2017-2018: 45 million
2018-2019: 36 million
2019-2020: 38 million
2020-2021: 0.0015 million

Masks and distancing work.

Actually, they don't. Covid cases in the USA, 2020-2021

2020-2021: 32 million

Ignore the corrupt scientists. There is absolutely no question anymore. Covid is the freaking flu. 

Not only that, but it is considerably less lethal than historical flu viruses, including the 1889–1890 Russian flue pandemic, 1918-1919 Spanish flu pandemic, the 1957–1958 Asian flu pandemic, and the 1968-1969 Hong Kong flu pandemic.

UPDATE: It's cute that some of you have been saying that Covid is the flu for some time now. The difference is that it was nothing but your groundless opinion at the time, and there was no reason for anyone to pay attention to that. This is logic combined with statistics being publicly reported by the same authorities who are advocating the injected mutatives, and is thus considerably more credible, to such an extent, in fact, that anyone who does not pay attention to this should not be taken seriously.

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A flu by any other name

Is still the flu. The Pfizer whistleblower was correct and Pfizer's CEO has already declared a possible need for annual covid vaccines.

Pfizer Inc's CEO says he believes people will 'likely' need a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. 

During a panel discussion hosted by CNBC in conjunction with CVS Health that aired on Thursday, Albert Bourla said a potential booster shot would be administered six to 12 months of being fully vaccinated.  

Bourla added that he thinks it is possible that people will need to be immunized against coronavirus annually.    

'There are vaccines that are like polio that one dose is enough...and there are vaccines like flu than you need every year,' he said.

'The Covid virus looks more like the influenza virus than the polio virus.'  

Let's examine the evidence in the philosophical mode of St. Thomas Aquinas:

  • It is said by scientists that 85 percent of the matter in the universe is undetectable.
  • It is said by scientists that the Arctic has been completely ice-free since 2013.
  • It is said by scientists that covid is not the flu.
I answer that: published and peer-reviewed scientody has proven to be less accurate than a coin toss and scientistry is entirely unreliable due to the manner in which it is funded. Further:

  • The number of people who have died OF covid is within the normal range of the number of people who die of the flu every year.
  • The flu has mysteriously vanished while the number of people who got covid was within the normal range of the number of people who get the flu every year.
  • The advocates of the various covid vaccines have already begun to sell the idea of annual covid vaccines to replace annual flu vaccines.
  • The neo-liberal world order is showing definite signs of collapse.
  • The covid narrative permits governments to significantly expand their powers in a way the flu narrative does not.
Therefore, I conclude: Covid is the flu repackaged and exaggerated for the globalist narrative to provide the Prometheans the ability to more easily manage the transition to the post-neoliberal world order.

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

The Saker is not optimistic

Even though Biden has, to a certain extent, backed down, The Saker is still concerned about the prospects of war over Ukraine:

Bad news all around today.  The US has just slammed provocative sanctions against Russia even though the US ambassador to Moscow was summoned to the Foreign Ministry and clearly told that if the US imposes more sanctions there will be no meeting between Putin and Biden.

Then there is this: the US has informed the Turkish authorities that they will not send two USN ships into the Black Sea.  This is politically a good sign, but in military terms, this is what the US should be doing if they were preparing for war.  Why?  Because any USN ship in the Black Sea at the moment of the initiation of a conflict would be sunk withing minutes: not only do the Russians have formidable missiles – Bal and Bastion – they had SIX advanced diesel-electric submarines of the 636.3 class ready to “greet” them.  Keep in mind that engaging submarines without air cover is another form of collective suicide.

So, the phone call was a deception and the US is still going down the road towards war with Russia.

In my professional opinion, what I see is a joint preparation by the Ukronazis and the USA (along with the UK and Poland) to attack the Donbass and force a conflict upon Russia.

It is very hard for me to see how a war could be avoided.

UPDATE: Biden has just declared a national emergency in the USA in response to the Russian threat.  He will make a special address to the nation tonight.

I don't have an opinion, simply because I have no confidence about who is actually calling the shots behind the scenes of the Biden Not-Administration. If it's China or the neoclowns, there will be war. If it is the US military, there will not be war.

Biden, of course, has no idea what is going on. The question is, who is writing his script? 


Mailvox: Sigma vs Alpha

 A reader wonders what the likely outcome is:

It’s clear that Putin is a legit Alpha....and dealing with Biden (not sure what to categorize him as, regardless of previous state/current state), Biden is getting devastated. Generally speaking, what happens when a Sigma and and Alpha go at each other? 

I do realize that part of being a Sigma is knowing when to respect the hierarchy and current status, but there are lines that a Sigma refuses to concede....I am seeing it now at my present employer, and I am curious how it will shake out, were I a betting man; Too many individual variables to post here, just a “finger in the air” how these types of altercations end up being resolved. 

Were I to be honest, I am a Venn diagram of Alpha/Beta (I look around any group and look to see if competent leadership is present or active before I start to engage, but really enjoy being a lieutenant), and I am not looking to change allegiances, but my personal scenario has the makings of tremendous collateral damage; The Sigma involved is a longtime employee, brilliant software engineer, fit, tall and handsome, and generally left to tackle big projects in a silo, with trust from the leadership he will deliver.

In the event of all-out conflict, the Sigma will vanish. This usually counts as victory from the Alpha perspective, because he retains his control over the hierarchy. However, the victory can be pyrrhic in nature if the Sigma is a valuable team member.

The wise Alpha will find a way to let the Sigma do his thing separately, but within the larger context of the team. Think skunk works, or the way IBM set up its Boca Raton group to develop the PC without the interference of the larger organization.

Since the reader is a Bravo, not an Alpha, he should probably try to find a way to back down and stay out of the Sigma's way, or he may find that the Sigma's talents are more important to the organization than his loyalty and leadership.

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Backing down with alacrity

The neoclowns are belatedly beginning to realize that a proxy war with Russia over Ukraine is not going to end well for them or their clown-puppet regime:
Ukraine has warned Russia that it will bear 'very painful' consequences if it invades as Vladimir Putin continues to mass his forces in eastern Europe. Dmytro Kuleba, the country's foreign minister, added that Moscow is 'openly' threatening Ukraine with 'destruction' by stationing 80,000 troops along its border - with more arriving every day.

He issued the warning following a meeting with the foreign ministers of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia - NATO allies in the region - saying 'the four of us condemn the exacerbation of the situation by Russia.' 

'The world is on the side of Ukraine and international law, and this is one of the elements of restraining Russia from reckless actions,' he added.

He spoke as Joe Biden prepares to slap sanctions on Russia in response to bounties put on American troops in Afghanistan, attempts to interfere in US elections, and the SolarWinds cyber attack of federal government data which US intelligence services blame on Moscow. Sanctions are likely to include the expulsion of 10 Russians from the US including diplomats, extending a ban on US banks trading Russian sovereign debt, and targeted measures against 30 Russian entities, US media reported, saying the move could happen as soon as today.

In response, Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov warned that Mosow will respond in kind to any 'illegal' sanctions, adding that it 'will not help' the prospect of talks between Biden and Putin. He added that it is 'too early' to talk about de-escalating tensions along the Ukraine border despite Biden's calls for restraint earlier in the week....

In another sign that Biden is now softening his tone towards Moscow, the deployment of two US destroyers into the Black Sea was cancelled last night.

Turkey had originally confirmed that Washington had asked for permission for two warships - the USS Donald Cook and USS Roosevelt - to transit through straits which it polices and into the Black Sea in a move that was assumed to be a deterrent to Putin.

But last night Turkey said the U.S. Embassy in Ankara had notified the foreign ministry of the decision, without giving a reason. U.S. officials were not immediately available for comment. 

Once more, we see Vladimir Putin demonstrating the difference between influence and power. It's all fun and games until someone sends 100,000 troops supported by air, armor, and artillery on your border. However, it's important to note that the USA is now clearly in a state of cold war with both Russia and China, only this time the economic, technology, and demographic trends are not in its favor.

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Mailvox: a theory about golf

 A reader has an idea about the decline of golf:

The reason golf is dying is that it no longer offers the benefit that used to make it popular.

For a generation and more, a golf course was a place a man could go to get away from his wife. Oh yes, and family, and work, but mainly wife. A place beyond her reach. A peaceful, green sanctuary.

The mobile phone changed that. Golf is never coming back. Perhaps weekend spiritual retreats - where you check your phone in at the door - might.

I'm dubious. First, it's not that hard to turn your phone off, or simply not bring it with you in the first place. Second, if it's harming their business, golf courses should simply ban mobile phones on the links. 

I think golf is in decline - to the extent that it actually is in decline, I don't pay enough attention to it to actually know - is that golf is essentially a Boomer activity. Generation X and the younger generations grew up playing video games alone and with each other rather than activities with their parents, and as with so many other Boomer failures to pass things on, Boomers failed to instill a love of golf into their children.

A few of my friends back in the States golf, but none of them are anywhere nearly as serious about it as I remember my best friend's father being. So, I suspect that as the Boomers continue to age into decrepitude, there will be fewer and fewer men on the golf courses.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

It's not me, it's you!

Sports journalists are less willing than alcoholics to admit they have a problem:

Almost every single sport has experienced a TV ratings erosion over the past year, and dishonest people with an agenda have liked blaming the lower ratings on sports becoming more political.

Well, the least political sport on the planet just got some depressing ratings news. This weekend's Masters on CBS generated its lowest viewership numbers in 28 years.

I don't follow golf closely, but to my knowledge, there have not been any golfers who have kneeled during a playing of the national anthem. There have not been many golfers who have protested anything. Courses have not featured political messages.

Yet the biggest tournament of them all just pulled its worst numbers since 1993.

Have a few people here and there stopped watching sports in some ridiculous protest because of politics? Yes. Is it a significant, game-changing number? No.

The obvious and most significant reason for any and all sports TV ratings loss is cord-cutting. People are saying goodbye to cable at a rapid rate. From 2014 to 2020, 23% of households cut the cord. Approximately 6.6 million households cut the cord in 2020 after 6.3 million households cut the cord in 2019.

While we have data on cord-cutting, we don’t have numbers for how the pandemic has changed the viewing habits of sports fans. But it’s obvious people’s lives are different, their schedules have changed and their priorities have shifted. We can’t quantify any of these things, but they are absolutely a factor in sports across the board losing viewers.

Actually, it's much more likely that there is a knock-on effect. I didn't watch the Masters, so I have no idea if it was a big diversity fest, although the fact that a Japanese golfer won it for the first time ever does tend to indicate that it might have been.

But at this point, I suspect people are beginning to assume that televised sports are all converged, and they're actually beginning to preemptively turn them off. I haven't not only quit watching NFL football, but I've quit watching Premiership and Seria A football as well, in addition to the Champions League. I assume that they're chock full of SJW hectoring, but I don't actually know, because I preemptively stopped watching them. 

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The NCAA commits to equality

The NCAA is 100 percent committed to equality concerning the non-payment of all student-athletes, regardless of sex or sexual identity:

The National Collegiate Athletic Association Board of Governors said on Monday that it “firmly and unequivocally supports” transgender biological male athletes competing in women’s sports at the college level.

It comes amid an ongoing push by Republican-led states to enact measures that seek to protect female athletes, who are likely to have a biological disadvantage if forced to compete against male-born students.

“The NCAA Board of Governors firmly and unequivocally supports the opportunity for transgender student-athletes to compete in college sports,” the board wrote in their statement. “The NCAA has a long-standing policy that provides a more inclusive path for transgender participation in college sports.”

NCAA also addressed questions about how the association determines which states will host championship games.

“When determining where championships are held, NCAA policy directs that only locations where hosts can commit to providing an environment that is safe, healthy and free of discrimination should be selected,” the board wrote.

The states should respond to this by passing laws forbidding universities to charge for tickets or for television and merchandising rights to sporting events in which the players are not monetarily compensated.

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The USA is the Adversary

Russia issues a pair of very clear warnings to the US about its continued provocations over Ukraine:

Two detachments of the Russian Army, along with three airborne units, are ready to act in the event tensions with the West escalate into full-blown fighting, Moscow announced on Tuesday following a surprise inspection of troops.

After paying a visit to the soldiers, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu told journalists that the personnel met the standards required for the situation. “The troops have shown full readiness and ability to fulfill the tasks of ensuring the country’s military security,” he said. “Currently, these associations and formations are engaged in drills and exercises.”

Shoigu said that the redeployments had taken place “in response to the military activity of the alliance that threatens Russia.” The move comes amid escalating tension with the US-led NATO bloc and after bloody fighting in eastern Ukraine between Kiev’s forces and two breakaway republics....

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told journalists that there is “absolutely nothing” that requires the Americans’ presence near his country's Black Sea shore, accusing the White House of trying to provoke Moscow.

“Provocative in the literal sense of the word: they are testing our strength, playing on our nerves. They won't succeed,” he said, noting that Washington would also be better off staying away.

“It will be for their own good,” Ryabkov added, also dubbing Washington as Moscow's “adversary.” His use of the term marks a departure from Moscow’s usual manner of referring to the Americans as “partners.” He also accused Washington of “doing everything to undermine Russia's position in the international arena.”

The official's words come after the US told Turkey that two American warships would pass through the Bosporus Strait into the Black Sea next week.

It is often said that there is stupid, there is very stupid, and there is invade Russia stupid. The rule is very simple and straightforward. If your name is not "the Great Chingiss Khan", you do not invade Russia under any circumstances.

And especially not because a Jewish comedian holding political office is sufficiently ignorant of military matters to start a war on its borders. In Ukraine, Clownworld is not a metaphor, it is quite literally Clownworld.

Vladimir Putin has made it clear that Russia does not intend to fight its next war inside its borders. And I don't think he's referring to Ukraine either.

UPDATE: this doesn't bode terribly well.

The Russian navy will hold snap live-fire drills in the Black Sea today as the first of two US warships is expected to arrive, the military has announced. Two missile ships - the Graivoron and Vyshny Volochek - will take part in target practice alongside the missile hovercraft Samum, accompanied by the frigate Admiral Makarov and mine-sweeping ship Ivan Golubets, the Russian navy's Black Sea fleet command said.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Meanwhile, the mutations proceed apace

The US has halted use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, while its European rollout has also been delayed:

U.S. federal health agencies are recommending an immediate “pause” in the use of Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine after six U.S. recipients developed a rare disorder involving blood clots. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a joint statement Tuesday that the pause has been recommended “out of an abundance of caution.”

However, news that people are dropping dead, sporting newly-acquired tales, and developing dark and mysterious occult powers from the three not-vaccines has not occasioned any action by the US government, although the CDC did issue an urgent notice for persons who have been injected with the Pfizer product, and informed them that if they begin developing a taste for human blood, they should avoid exposure to direct sunlight.

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There will be no due process

In which we are reliably informed that due process is not an aspect of good leadership:

The Brooklyn Center City Manager, Curt Boganey, has been fired after he publicly disagreed with Mayor Mike Elliott's assertion that the police officer who fatally shot a black man in the Minneapolis suburb should immediately be fired.

As City Manager, Boganey controlled the police department.

Speaking earlier to reporters, he said the officer who shot 20-year-old Daunte Wright would get 'due process' after the shooting. 

'All employees working for the city of Brooklyn Center are entitled to due process with respect to discipline,' he said. 

But the mayor, unhappy at the public disagreement quickly took the police department under his control and the Brooklyn Center City Council voted to fire Boganey, a longtime city employee, during an emergency meeting.

'Effective immediately our city manager has been relieved of his duties, and the deputy city manager will be assuming his duties moving forward,' Elliott wrote on Twitter. 'I will continue to work my hardest to ensure good leadership at all levels of our city government.' 

For the vast majority of you who are not familiar with the Twin Cities, Brooklyn Center is an inner ring suburb of Minneapolis that has always had a noticeable African population, although it is still majority white. I'm very familiar with it because Brooklyn Center was in the Tri-Metro Conference with my high school back then, so I ran track against their sprinters on a regular basis. 

If I recall correctly, when I won the 100-meter at the conference championship my senior year, the second-, third-, and fourth-place finishers were all from Brooklyn Center. Unsurprisingly, they took the 4x100 relay that year. I still remember my main rival from BC, a short, powerful guy named Simmy, who had a rocket start. It was intimidating, but I soon learned that as long as I wasn't more than two steps behind once I was fully up, I'd catch him at the 50-meter mark.

Fortunately, thanks to three decades of anti-racist indoctrination since then, the Africans there no longer see color. It's like seeing Martin Luther King's dream come true!

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Unauthorized welcomes St. Efan

Unauthorized.TV is very pleased to announce that St. Efan himself, Stefan Molyneux, has joined UATV. Not only will his videos be available to UATV subscribers, but he is already producing UATV-exclusive content, including his very first video: The Terrible Truth About the Shooting of Daunte Wright.

Stefan is one of the most highly regarded philosophers on the ideological Right, and an undaunted truthseeker who does not hesitate to confront some of the greatest shibboleths of our time. His intellectual pursuit of the truth has cost him dearly, as he may be the third-most-deplatformed individual after Milo and Owen, having been banned from Patreon, Paypal, Twitter, and YouTube, just to name a few of the converged platforms that have pronounced him anathema.

As such, St. Efan is without question highly unauthorized by the thought police, he is the perfect addition to the collection of intellectual outlaws who presently make up Unauthorized. If you would like to support Stefan's Unauthorized channel, you can subscribe to it here. And if you are already a UATV subscriber and happen to be active on Gab, you may wish to note his announcement on joining UATV there.

UPDATE: A subscriber asks how to support multiple creators:

I’ve been a Feed the Bear subscriber of UATV since it was launched and have been quite pleased with the content and the creators. I am delighted that Stefan Molyneux has joined, as I had been hoping that he would come on board since the inception of UATV. To get to the point, I would like to support Stefan, Razorfist and Dr. Brown in addition to the big bear but don’t see a way to add subscriptions for them. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Subscriptions are connected to emails. So, you can take out another subscription with a different email. Eventually we will add the ability to have multiple subscriptions per account/email, but that is not a top priority at the moment.

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Conservatives would rather complain

 Than actually develop a technological and artistic counterculture:

The culture leans sharply left, and in our current, highly-polarized political climate that means conservatives in the arts tend to be treated as outsiders at best and pariahs at worst. Listen to the personal experiences of conservatives in Hollywood, for example, whether “above the line” (the stars, producers and directors) or below it (the rest of the crew), and you will understand why most keep their politics in the closet to avoid bad vibes, ostracism, and/or outright hostility. The left, of course, dismisses complaints of blacklisting and bias as paranoid whining, but they are very real indeed.

The publishing world is not exempt from this state of affairs. When conservative author Dinesh D’Souza’s new book The Big Lie: Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left appeared at Number seven on The New York Times bestseller list, despite actually having outsold all fourteen of its competitors on the list, D’Souza called out the Times on Twitter: “In what alternative universe do Jeff Flake’s 7,383 book sales for this week (BookScan data) top mine at 11,651? Thanks @nytimes fake list!”

This was far from the first time conservative authors had called foul about their books’ rankings on the Times’ all-important bestseller list. Cortney O’Brien at Townhall pointed to another noteworthy recent example: Gosnell: The Untold Story of America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer, by co-author couple Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney. A horrifying exposé of the dark(er) side of the abortion industry, the top-selling Amazon release was perceived by some as an attack on the left’s sacred cow of abortion rights. The New York Times did have the book at Number 13 on its “Combined Print & E-Book Nonfiction” list, but did not place Gosnell at its deserved Number four slot among bestselling nonfiction titles.

“It’s not only an insult to the people who have bought this book,” McElhinney said “but an insult to the readers of the New York Times who buy the newspaper and think they are getting the truth about book sales across America but instead get false facts disguised as a neutral list.”

A Times spokesman insisted that the “political views of authors have no bearing on our rankings, and the notion that we would manipulate the lists to exclude books for political reasons is simply ludicrous.”

Ludicrous? The Times says its list is based on “surveys” of “a wide range of retailers who provide us with specific and confidential context of their sales each week. These standards are applied consistently, across the board in order to provide Times readers our best assessment of what books are the most broadly popular at that time.”

Notice how there is not a single mention of any writer, musician, artist, or publishing company that doesn't subsist on parasitizing the Left in this conservative call for conservatives to "create great art, and secondly, create alternative distribution channels to disseminate it". No mention of Chuck Dixon. No mention of Owen Stanley. No mention of Castalia, Arkhaven, or UATV. Conservative culture consists of nothing but talking about how bad the Left is; it is a literally negative culture.

Now, perhaps the author just hasn't heard of any of those people and organizations who are already doing what he is calling for. But from what I've seen over the last five years, conservatives would rather cry about being prevented from editing Wikipedia than edit Infogalactic. They'd rather complain about Neil Gaiman than read John C. Wright. And they'd rather criticize the Devil Mouse's demolition of Star Wars than invest in making alternatives.

So, we'll just keep working, and building, and publishing great stories about the Good, the Beautiful, and the True until the day that conservatives start complaining about how we aren't listening to their very helpful advice.

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Monday, April 12, 2021

Curfew in Minneapolis

Curfew in Minneapolis in effect

 7 p.m. April 12 to 6 a.m. April 13

Today, April 12, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey issued Emergency Regulation 2021-2-1, which establishes a city-wide curfew in Minneapolis. The law goes is in effect at 7 p.m. tonight, April 12 and will last until 6 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday April 13. The curfew comes after Frey declared a local State of Emergency, as is required under the City’s Charter before establishing a curfew. 

Gov. Tim Walz has also issued a curfew 7 p.m. tonight until 6 a.m. tomorrow for Hennepin, Ramsey and Anoka counties

During the curfew, you must not travel on any public street or in any public place.

I have to admit, I find it more than a little hilarious that NORTH OAKS is under curfew for fear of violence in Brooklyn Center and Minneapolis.


Mailvox: why you can't buy houses

Apparently the banks are buying them all with Federal money:

Around 6 months ago someone on 4chan who claimed to be working in some sort of finical institution was claiming that banks or hedge funds were using the insane of amount of money that the fed gov was granting to them to buy single family homes. 

While reading the comments on unz today, I came across this. Comment number 41 on "Coordination and Decomposition" by Gregory Hood.

I wrote a few months ago about the bizarre disappearance of affordable, middle class homes in white rural neighborhoods.

A house would appear on the MLS, and within 8 hours…it was Under Contract.

This was happening in West Virginia- a stalwart of white values and no BLM criminality would be tolerated. I wrote that something was afoot and it was frightening.

It is Black Rock.

Black Rock is buying up homes by the thousands. The average earner cannot compete as they are paying cash, and 20% over the asking price.

This is a HUGE story, with catastrophic consequences, aside from making home ownership completely unattainable for most white working class.

What is Black Rock going to do with these homes?

Complete the destruction of the white middle class, apparently, and turn everyone into renters. 

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And now it's implantable

There will almost certainly be a push to combine the "vaccine passport" abomination with this implantable chip that supposedly "detects Covid":

Pentagon scientists working inside a secretive unit set up at the height of the Cold War have created a microchip to be inserted under the skin, which will detect COVID-19 infection, and a revolutionary filter that can remove the virus from the blood when attached to a dialysis machine.

The team at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) have been working for years on preventing and ending pandemics.

They assess the issues and come up with ingenious solutions, which at times appear more from a science fiction novel than a working laboratory.

One of their recent inventions, they told 60 Minutes on Sunday night, was a microchip which detects COVID infection in an individual before it can become an outbreak.  

The microchip is sure to spark worries among some about a government agency implanting a microchip in a citizen.

Officials who spoke to the 60 Minutes team said the Pentagon isn't looking to track your every move.

Of course they're not looking to track your every move. They already do that. What they're looking to do here is to deny your access to the Beast's global financial system. 

UPDATE: a prediction from SG.

Ben Shapiro will make the conservative case for the Mark of the Beast. It’s the culmination of his life’s work

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Proof of a post-literate society

From Peter King's weekly football column:

Interesting contrast in your column [from the story about the British book heist that I posted last week] that the 1566 Latin edition of Copernicus’ world-changing theory was valued at $293,000. Meanwhile, the Tom Brady rookie card from 2000 was priced at $2.3 million.

Actually, I think this is a good sign. By the time the West hits rock bottom, the only value of the original Copernicus book in most people's eyes would be for kindling.

And this is why you should subscribe to Castalia Library while the printing presses still function.

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Sunday, April 11, 2021

DMX did not OD

Remember, the only thing you can be certain is false is what the mainstream media says is true. AC points out that the curious thing about DMX's death isn't that there were what appear to have been false claims made about him overdosing, but rather, the way the false narrative was instantly pushed worldwide.

Family member confirms rapper DMX was given the Covid vaccine days before his lethal heart attack, and say the heart attack that led to his death was not from a drug overdose. Even more amazing to me than the fact they killed him with their Umbrella Corporation vaccine, is the fact the Cabal propaganda machine, that is mainstream media reporters, immediately knew he had died from the vaccine, and knew they had to cover it up, and manufactured the drug overdose cover story (sullying his name in death, in the process, to save their mass experiment on the human race). Otherwise, if the story just came in he died from a heart attack, a clueless reporter would report he died from a heart attack alone, and then they’d have waited for more information. Ask yourself, how did the media know immediately that he was vaccinated, the heart attack was due to it, and they needed a made up cover story? 

It's getting harder and harder for the media to deny the adverse effects of the not-vaccine, but that doesn't mean they won't try.

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Four for four

Okay, that's just ridiculous. My high school didn't just win its fourth consecutive state title in basketball last night, it demonstrated that it really should be playing in 4A.

Top-ranked Minnehaha Academy won its fourth state tournament championship in as many tries, besting Alexandria 80-29 on Saturday at the Target Center.

The Redhawks (20-1) ending the past three full seasons with Class 2A titles. They moved up to Class 3A last season and won the Section 4 title. But coronavirus canceled the state tournament. Winning Saturday makes Minnehaha the fourth program to win at least four consecutive titles.

Redhawks senior Chet Holmgren, a 7-1 matchup nightmare considered the top college recruit in the nation, made his share of plays. So did freshman Mercy Miller, who scored 15 points. Older brother Hercy poured in 24. Holmgren added 18.

The excellence of the basketball team seems utterly bizarre to me because back in my day, the only winter sport in which MA was even remotely competitive was the ski team, and Minneapolis North was the dominant basketball program. For example, if you remember when UConn won the NCAA title, they were led by a North player, Khalid El-Amin.

That being said, I'm glad that there weren't so many different levels of competition when I was in high school, even though it prevented me from ever winning a state title. In track, I had no trouble consistently beating all the 1A state champions from Brooklyn Center and Mahtomedi in our conference, but came in third behind two North sprinters in the 2A Regional finals. And while my soccer team was unexpectedly - and unjustly - knocked out in the state semifinals in overtime, beating our archrivals at Minneapolis Washburn in the first round remains my absolute favorite out of all the hundreds of soccer games I've played.

Now that was a truly memorable game. It was the only time I can recall a high school soccer game making the 10 o'clock news, as the massive brawl that took place on the field immediately after the final whistle was one of the biggest disruptions to take place in Minneapolis prior to the George Floyd riots. As a result of the two games that season, there was so much bad blood between the teams that the school had to change the annual Super Soccer Day tradition where every team from the C-squads on up would play each other by replacing Washburn with Southwest.

If I'd wanted a state title, I suppose I should have stuck with tennis. The guys with whom I played JV as a freshman before switching to track won state our senior year. But I think titles are considerably less meaningful than the experience of the competition. That's not sour grapes talking either, as I've won nine conference championships, both as a team member and as an individual, at the top high school and NCAA levels.

Anyhow, I think it's always best to compete at the highest level available to you, even if that means you can't walk away with a victory. Fortunately for the MA players of today, they're getting the chance to play against - and even beat - the nation's top teams outside of the state high school league.

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The frauds testify against themselves

I'm not even going to pretend to be a little bit surprised that yet another "famous Christian" who has made a career of selling watered-down fake Christianity to the masses has publicly denied Jesus Christ:

Paul Maxwell, a former Desiring God writer and the author of the book The Trauma of Doctrine, has announced he is no longer a Christian. 

“What I really miss is connection with people,” Maxwell said on his Instagram feed. “What I’ve discovered is that I’m ready to connect again. And I’m kind of ready not to be angry anymore. I love you guys, and I love all the friendships and support I’ve built here. And I think it’s important to say that I’m just not a Christian anymore, and it feels really good. I’m really happy.”

“I can’t wait to discover what kind of connection I can have with all of you beautiful people as I try to figure out what’s next,” he added. “I love you guys. I’m in a really good spot. Probably the best spot of my life. I’m so full of joy for the first time. I love my life.”

Maxwell, who has his Ph.D. in theology and has written on the topics of theology, trauma, and fitness, later followed up with a message to those who told him he’s going to Hell and are “not really happy” as a result of his rejection of Christianity. 

“I just say, ‘I know that you love me.’ I know, and I receive it as love. I know you care about the eternal state of my soul and you pushed through the social awkwardness of telling me this because you don't want me to suffer. And that is a good thing. That's a loving thing to do. And I hear where you're coming from, and I respect your perspective.”

Maxwell is the latest high-profile Christian figure to publicly renounce his faith in recent years.

Last year, Jon Steingard, the Canadian Christian rock band Hawk Nelson’s lead vocalist, announced on social media that “I no longer believe in God,” explaining “it didn’t happen overnight.”

In 2019, Joshua Harris, author of the controversial Christian bestseller I Kissed Dating Goodbye, sent shockwaves through the evangelical Christian community after he published an Instagram post announcing: “I am not a Christian. Many people tell me that there is a different way to practice faith and I want to remain open to this, but I’m not there now.”

This is why it's very, very important to develop discernment. People simply MUST learn to stop following wolves in sheep's clothing just because the media quotes them saying ONE FREAKING THING that no one else is permitted to say in public without being deplatformed. That's precisely how the frauds are promoted as champions; I can't tell you how many idiots blathered on and on and on about how brave Jordan Peterson was for that public performance in one softball interview that was, in retrospect, an obvious setup broadcast in order to establish his nonexistent "right wing" credentials.

The same performance art can be seen in every single Christian circle. The enemy relentlessly seeks to elevate the weak, the stupid, and the fraudulent in order to obstruct the genuine leaders from rising to leadership.

There will be more, probably many more, of these fraudulent "high-profile Christian figures" being exposed as false to to the faith. Many of you could probably identify a lot more of them than I could, because I pay zero attention to any nominal Christian who is lauded or publicized by a media that hates Christianity more than anything else in this world. I expect it won't be too terribly long until the Osteens and Moores of the world begin to openly confess that the god they worship is of this world.

If the world doesn't hate a man, it's usually because he serves the world, and not Jesus Christ.

And just to make things clear for those who continue to falsely assert that I am an Armenian, an Arminian, an Arian, an Athanasian, or anything else, I will not hesitate to take anyone's witch test. 

I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, begotten of the Father, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father; by whom all things were made; who for us men, and for our salvation, came down and was incarnate and was made man; he suffered, and the third day he rose again, ascended into heaven; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

And in the Holy Ghost.

So if anyone asks you what I believe, you can tell them that. Verbatim. Although if I had written it, I would have added the words "and died on the Cross" after "suffered". I also prefer "Spirit" to "Ghost", but that's merely personal preference.


Africans reject magic dirt

Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, a member of the Economic Freedom Fighters party, said that “no white person on this continent can claim to be African”.

Of course, this also means that no black person on the European continent can claim to be European. Which, if the evolutionary historians are to be believed, is even more true than the converse. At least whites can, in scientific theory, trace very distant genetic roots back to Africa, but blacks have absolutely no connection to Europe whatsoever.

Never forget that homogeneous nations arise from the bloody ashes of heterogeneous empires.


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