“A car can massage organs which no masseur can reach. It is the one remedy for the disorders of the great sympathetic nervous system.”
~ Jean Cocteau
I am a gal who loves cars.
When I was 16 years old, I got my dream car — a white ‘66 Ford Mustang. I called her my “little deuce coupe” (loosely) based on one of my favorite songs at the time — the 1963 song by The Beach Boys, “Little Deuce Coupe.” I had a customized license plate. I think I still have that plate stored away somewhere — in one of the plastic bins that survived the Ida flood.
In any case, I purchased (with considerable financial assistance from my dad and my grandfather) a used Mustang when she was about 20 years old for about $2,000. She came (precisely as shown in this video) with a light blue interior, deep front bucket seats, a large leather-wrapped steering wheel, two waist seat belts in the rear seats, and of course, a 289 V-8 engine.
She purred, and she purred sweetly. She was a beauty! That said, I was a new — and timid — driver. I do not recall taking her over 55 MPH. Even on the highway, I drove cautiously in the right lane. Well, my dad thought that was a waste of a good engine, and he told me that my little deuce coupe needed to be run “properly.” So, my dad took her out for a spin about once a week. I bet he had a blast.
WordPress is an annoying outfit, most likely an Intelligence front. Very little of our lives, especially intellectual activity, escape the hand of enclosure, wherein we are lured to the paddock thinking it is a place where we get to freely express ideas.
They have, for several years now, been pressing writers into using a program called “Gutenberg,” which they claim to be superior to their old program, now called “Classic”, where in we simply write and avail ourselves of several simple, basic commands for organized presentation, such as blockquoting, linking, insertion of images, and limited text features such as bullets and numbering. We don’t need any more than that, but Gutenberg is a complicated maze of options, most of which might be useful to specialists writing, say, a scientific paper, but way too complicated for ordinary blokes. Keep it simple should be the rule. But WordPress insisted that we use Gutenberg, removing Classic from our options. For our own good of course, They know what is good for us.
Two days ago we received the following comment from Beata:
You are the first person I came across who suggested that Mullis probably met with an untimely demise. I thought about it soon after the PCR tests became the gold standard of covid diagnosis. My intuition told me that they got rid of him because he would talk and their entire scam would have been uncovered too soon to take hold.
It is probably not wise to make conjectures based on no evidence, or flimsy evidence, and I certainly have none to back up my suspicion that Mullis was murdered. I have only this: In the AIDS debate he was a turd in the punch bowl. He comes off as an honest, if somewhat odd man, kind of a Doc Brown of chemistry. He could easily be ridiculed and marginalized if he had not invented PCR and won a Nobel Prize for it (along with Michael Smith). He had gravitas.
In early August, I drove from Bozeman to Missoula, Montana to attend a federal court hearing before Magistrate DeSoto. I’ve been at many hearings over the almost four decades of fighting to protect native fish and wildlife habitat on public land managed by the U.S. Forest Service-USDA. As so often is the case, our (plaintiffs) argument centered around the ill effects of roads and clear-cut logging on elk and grizzly bear populations. Because there are no laws to protect most animal species that live in national forests, the elk and bears serve as proxies in many of these court battles. Our dependence on machines and capitalism are the primary underlying obstacles preventing proper consideration for all lifeforms when forest management decisions are made. This is my opinion. I am not a scientist, journalist or lawyer.
I was at an afternoon gathering a couple of weeks ago, people my age, a very nice group. I interacted with a woman who wanted to speak with me in person, and who had read the blog. I had a sense of foreboding, and saved the conversation until later in the event, not too long before we left. To my surprise, this woman was highly complimentary of me, the blog, the writers and commenters here, and so stated before a group of five or so spectators seated around a table. As conversation proceeded, I described the process by which virologists “isolate” the specks of cell debris they study, always challenged to remember terms like monkey kidney and bovine, but I said to the the table at large that virologists do not do credible work. I did not say what was on the tip of my tongue, “pseudo” or junk science.
A man at the other end of the table said he has a friend who is a virologist, and was going to run my words past him. What, I was asked, would be his reaction? I said he might be coming to my house with a bomb. That produced laughter, eased tensions somewhat, and ended the conversation.
I have been saying since March 11, 2020 that there is no virus. How do I know this? It is simple. They don’t need a virus, real, fake, or even allowed to escape from a Wuhan laboratory. They have all of the tools they need to simulate a virus, including a weak-kneed and compliant news media and virologists trained in the art of fooling themselves. [Not to mention the completely fake PCR test.] The rest is done by seeding the popular imagination with tales of sick and dying people and fake death numbers provided by the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control, two very corrupt organizations run by psychopathic monsters. This whole pandemic, long planned, centered on devices and tricks to convince the public of a virus, like masks and social distancing. Lockdowns (which never affected me personally – I simply refused to participate) isolate people with their televisions and phones and pads, and allowed the news media to saturate their brains with fear and propaganda.
Travis Mateer (aka the poet Willilam Skink) did something very courageous and, in my mind, perfectly logical. There was a pro-abortion gathering on the courthouse lawn in Missoula, Montana, where he lives. With a megaphone, no less, he asked the gathering if they also supported his right not to be vaccinated, our bodies, our temples, all of that.
“Trump declared a public health emergency under the Public Health Service Act on Jan. 31, issued two national emergency declarations under both the Stafford Act and the National Emergencies Act (NEA) on March 13, and invoked emergency powers via Executive Order under the Defense Production Act on March 18. On March 19, Trump named the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as the lead agency in the COVID-19 emergency response efforts, a designation previously held by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). These actions have varying implications but collectively allow the federal government to deliver virus response funds and other assistance to state and local governments in an effort to reduce the spread of the virus and protect the economy against its mounting impact.” https://www.ncsl.org/ncsl-in-dc/publications-and-resources/president-trump-declares-state-of-emergency-for-covid-19.aspx
Now, we’re seeing the fruit on the tree. The fruit is ripe. Picking will commence in early November.
The government, all governments, reserve the monopoly right to invoke violence on its citizens — and anyone and anything else it damn well pleases. When that monopoly is broken is when slaves can walk free with the opportunity to self-govern. Until then, the threat if violence is real for all lifeforms managed under government rule.
A friend in Washington, D.C. recently sent me an article about an art project on The Mall adjacent to the Washington Monument. The installation displayed 600,000 white flags representing the human mortality due to the so-called Covid 19 Pandemic. My friend and I do not see eye-to-eye on most big propaganda events. We do agree that evil powers control the minds of most with emotion and fear, but when it gets down to the particulars we seldom find agreement. No matter, our friendship is solid, we are patient, thoughtful, and listen to what each other is trying to express.
Well, this art installation got under my skin more than the garden variety hoaxes we have all become so familiar with. I suppose it’s because I spend a lot of my time making art. Abstraction. Personal creation/expression from my imagination.
Ideas for blog posts are infrequent. I think of it as sitting in the woods passively observing, when a rabbit runs by. I had no idea last evening that a rabbit was on the way to this blog in the form of a Montana man I’ve known (via the blog) for years, Big Swede. He dropped in to insult us, and indeed he can be infuriating because he does not read. Therefore, he gets to lay his business on us, and anything said in return will bounce off, unread.
His first comment was to deliver a video to “… all you deep thinking intellectuals who hang out here.” It was the video I offer below.
Long ago I came across the term “ponerology,” or study of evil in politics. I thought maybe I had read a book by Andrzej Łobaczewski by the name of “Political Ponerology,” but I do not have the book on hand and have no notes about it. Reading reviews at Amazon, many people found the book, translated from Polish, to be dense and poorly written. Maybe that is why I do not have it, as my memory says I once did. Maybe it was too much for me.
Nonetheless, krogers in a comment links us to this article from State of the Nation, Psychopathy and the Origins of Totalitarianism by James Lindsay. Ponerology is in the subtitle. It is long (17 pages in Word) and challenging, and took me well over an hour to read. He introduces terms like “pseudo-reality,” or false and unreal constructions that are introduced into our lives by people of evil intent, psychopaths who have nothing but schemes to acquire power and control. Right away I thought of two schemes of that nature: Climate Change and Covid. I found the whole of the article easier to grasp by thinking in terms of Climate Change, a pseudo-reality constructed by hack and quack scientists and designed to change the way we live, travel, and enjoy life. But it all applies as well to Covid.