USA 2024 Elections Thread

grarpamp grarpamp at
Mon Oct 24 22:01:41 PDT 2022

Woke will implode itself upon the record of its own utter bullshit.

The Woke Mob "Crosses The Streams"

The climax of the hit movie Ghostbusters was when the protagonists
finally decided to “cross the streams” of their proton packs to defeat
the final ghost, the Stay Puft marshmallow man.

In the context of the movie, it was an unthinkable action - viewers
were warned early on that that “crossing the streams” of the
unlicensed nuclear accelerators they were wearing on their backs would
prompt an apocalypse-style event called “total protonic reversal”,
which would be, for lack of a better word, “bad”.

At the end of the movie the gang finds themselves engaging in the
practice on purpose to try and close the door to another dimension and
save New York City. In other words, they incited “protonic reversal”
to try and make the “inside out” ghost world become “outside in”
again. The world became the inverse of what it once was.

To me, it seems pretty obvious that the woke world has crossed the
streams: it is currently in the midst of the same type of inversion
and, while the public is starting to notice it clearly, those
perpetuating the wokeness are unaware of the destruction they are
creating to their own universe.

Woke ideology, which took the virtuous and noble ideas of caring for
those around you and equality of opportunity and then, as
postmodernism does, permutated them an infinite number of times over
until they were completely incomprehensible and meaningless, has hit
an inflection point.

Putting aside the sheer lunacy of the things that woke culture is
currently fighting for - ending fossil fuels during an energy crisis
while using everyday items made from petroleum, never-ending Covid
protocols and mandates, arguing both sexes can get pregnant and
menstruate, advocating for biological men to be allowed to beat the
shit out of biological women in mixed martial arts matches and general
equality of outcome - the charade otherwise finally appears to be

Ah, the sweet smell of equality.

More importantly, the charade ending is becoming obvious to many
people who have huge megaphones and transcend political borders -
especially people in the entertainment industry.

I started off 2022 by predicting that common sense was eventually
going to do away with vaccine mandates and Covid hysteria.

Now, it appears that Pfizer’s recent admission that it never tested
its Covid vaccines for transmissibility before they were released -
and after the entire world was told the vaccines would prevent
transmission - could wind up being the straw that breaks the woke
camel’s back.

Days after this admission, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky herself
tested positive for Covid-19 about one year after she took to national
television to proclaim that “data from the CDC” suggested that
“vaccinated people do not carry the virus” and “don’t get sick”.

As these stunning revelations were taking place, which put the vast
touted lie of sterilizing immunization into clear, simple words and
terms that the everyday citizen could easily understand, Academy Award
and Grammy Award nominated musician M.I.A. asked:

    “If Alex Jones pays for lying, shouldn’t every celebrity pushing
vaccines pay too?”

Immediately she was “cancelled” by the left and demonized on social
media for her sentiments, which did nothing but compare the
consequences between how two entities - Pfizer and Alex Jones - were
being held accountable for their obvious lies.

“M.I.A. has faced criticism after she decided to compare a conspiracy
theorist lying about the massacre of innocent children to promoting
the Covid vaccine,” Rolling Stone wrote, making sure to remind readers
that invoking Alex Jones’ lies involved invoking the “massacre of
innocent children”, the day after her Tweets.

Then, GQ Magazine severed their ties with her:

    After Arulpragasam’s tweets went viral – with most commenters
pointing out the absurdity of her comparison and sharing proof that
vaccines are largely effective – a representative for GQ appeared to
reach out to somebody on her team, alerting them that the magazine
would be cancelling plans it had to collaborate with her.

    Arulpragasam herself shared a screenshot of the message, which
explains that “due to [the] controversial nature” of the artist’s
“Twitter activity”, GQ would be cancelling her involvement in its 2022
Men Of The Year Awards, as well as a planned photoshoot. It’s unclear
what role Arulpragasam was to have in the Awards, which are slated to
be celebrated on Wednesday November 16.

Rolling Stone also pointed out that her skepticism about vaccines in
March 2020 cost her a feature in Vogue:

    The tweet from M.I.A. should come as no surprise as she revealed
in March 2020 — as Covid roiled the United States — that she would be
choosing not to get the vaccine, writing, “If I have to choose the
vaccine or chip I’m gonna choose death.”

    Shortly after that tweet, she claimed British Vogue had decided to
pull a feature on her due to her comments about the virus.  “Anti
vaxer [sic] is your term. It didn’t exist before this binary addiction
everyone has to separate everything into this and that,” she wrote on
Instagram in April 2020. “Anti this anti that. I prefer to not make
everything so black and white.”

Following up this month, M.I.A. told The Guardian her simple reasoning
for her statements: “I know three people who have died from taking the
vaccine and I know three people who have died from COVID.”

“This is in my life, in my experience. If anyone is going to deny that
experience and gaslight me, saying: ‘No, that’s not your experience,’
then what is the point of anything?”

She continued: “What is the existence that you are trying to protect
by giving me a vaccine if I can’t even have an experience and process
that information in my own brain and come to some sort of conclusion?
And live within a society where I have to make choices every day?
There’s this weird idea that we’re all free, and that we fight for
everything, and we can say what we want, but on the other hand, I feel
like there’s even more of a crackdown on that.”

For all of the unadulterated praise the woke has for females, artists
and immigrants, one would think M.I.A. - an artist of Sri Lankan
decent who was forced to become a refugee at age 11, and who went on
to be one of the first “viral” artists to leverage the internet to
distribute her work - would rest comfortably at a cross section of
bold female leaders praised for challenging the status quo and adored
by the woke.

In fact, it was her “think for yourself” attitude that garnered her
praise from the music industry early in her career:

    M.I.A.'s accolades include two American Society of Composers,
Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) awards and two MTV Video Music Awards.
She is the first person of South Asian descent to be nominated for an
Academy Award and Grammy Award in the same year.

    She was named one of the defining artists of the 2000s decade by
Rolling Stone, and one of the 100 most influential people of 2009 by
Time. Esquire ranked M.I.A. on its list of the 75 most influential
people of the 21st century. According to Billboard, she was one of the
"Top 50 Dance/Electronic Artists of the 2010s".

    M.I.A. was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire
(MBE) in the 2019 Birthday Honours for her services to music.

It seems clear to me that when the mob starts cancelling the very same
woke artists they once worshipped for being original and asking
critical questions, the idea of using art and music to push for change
is in the midst of dying a slow, ironic death.

And while the left tries to ignore the fact that being an artist used
to be about making people think, they can’t ignore M.I.A.’s
circumstances, which is what makes it so wonderful to watch her stand
up for what she believes in: the same identity politics often hurled
out by those casting judgement have been turned back on the mob.

They can’t call her part of the patriarchy because she’s a strong
female trailblazer in her industry. They can’t call her homophobic or
racist because nearly her entire musical catalogue has been about
supporting human rights and immigration.

The lunacy of the situation is glaring. The woke truly have no “case”
against M.I.A. other than simply blindingly carrying a narrative for
big pharma and Pfizer. Is this what the left has become?

And to, M.I.A., well…

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The pushback on woke culture “crossing the streams” isn’t just with
M.I.A., either. Other members of Hollywood, and even Democrats,
understand how bad it is making the party look and the toll it is
taking on our country.

Last week, former Home Improvement star and comedian Tim Allen took to
social media to jab at the “woke” mindset.

“Who is the face of the woke. Do wokees have a club house in someone’s
backyard or maybe a cute yet safe playpen somewhere?” he wrote.

Then you have former Democrat Tulsi Gabbard, who just left her party
because, in her words, it is "now under the complete control of an
elitist cabal of warmongers driven by cowardly wokeness."

"The Democrats of today are hostile to people of faith and
spirituality. They demonize the police and protect criminals at the
expense of law-abiding Americans. The Democrats of today believe in
open borders and weaponize the national security state to go after
political opponents. Above all else, the Democrats of today are
dragging us ever closer to nuclear war," Gabbard said.

Then you have Former President Barack Obama, who recently made
comments on the Pod Save America podcast calling Democrats “buzzkills”
who make people “walk on eggshells”.

"Sometimes Democrats are [buzzkills]. Sometimes people just want to
not feel as if they are walking on eggshells, and they want some
acknowledgment that life is messy and that all of us, at any given
moment, can say things the wrong way, make mistakes,” Obama said.

He continued: "We spend enormous amounts of time and energy and
resources pointing out the latest crazy thing he said, or how rude or
mean some of these Republican candidates behaved. That's probably not
something that in the minds of most voters overrides their basic
interests — Can I pay the rent? What are gas prices? How am I dealing
with childcare?"

In addition to Allen, Gabbard and Obama, this past week we also saw
several ungrateful woke “activists” doing what they do best:
halfheartedly trying to further a nonsensical agenda by showing zero
respect for anyone or anything and expecting to be taken seriously.

Self-proclaimed “activists” from a group called “Just Stop Oil”, threw
canned tomato soup at Vincent van Gogh‘s Sunflowers at the National
Gallery in London, England in the name fighting for climate change…or

The 21 and 20 year olds justified their actions with statements like:

    “Are you more concerned about the protection of a painting or the
protection of our planet and people?”

As I pointed out on Twitter yesterday, the sad thing is that these
“activists” get as much attention as we give them, despite whether or
not they make sense. Media chooses to label these people “protestors”
and “activists” instead of “vandals” and “felons”.

And, while we’re at it, here’s another shining example of
relinquishing power to the woke mob: Europe is in one of the worst
energy crises of its history - a crisis that could last for years to
come. The continent is in “desperate straits”. Yet the world is so
dedicated to fulfilling a corporate and government-backed ESG and
climate change narrative that simple solutions proposed by experts,
like nuclear power, are no longer feasible

While people in Europe can’t afford to keep their lights on, the world
has stopped searching for solutions to generate energy in favor of
trying to win the favor of activists - and then the world is shocked
when populist politicians are elected.

Nuclear power, as I’ve written about dozens of times, holds a common
sense key to both fulfilling a green agenda and increasing power
capacity. It is a solution that makes sense that many world
governments are just starting to come around to.

Yet nuclear as a solution didn’t become a headline this year until it
was approved by de facto European Energy Czar, 20 year old Greta
Thunberg, in an interview earlier this month.

For some reason Thunberg was asked about her opinion on nuclear power,
and when she offered up her stamp of approval - voila - it became an
international headline.

Being woke used to be about raging against the machine, remember? Now
it’s about scrapping to defend the machine.

The left used to be advocates for free speech who harbored a healthy
skepticism of government, corporations and elites. This ideology has
now turned into an addictive dependence on “big brother” that they
once rallied against.

As anyone of sound and sober mind can see looking from the outside in,
that dependence has manifested in a baffling show of blind support and
trust for big pharma, calls for censoring the opinions of those who
don’t agree, a desire for state-sponsored “fact checking” of discourse
and advocating for a completely manipulated ESG agenda, backed by
giants like Blackstone and being used by global elites to abscond with
people’s civil rights.

In other words, the woke mob has officially “crossed the streams”. The
woke mob has officially ventured so far off of the once-virtuous path
that they have sullied their own name, as well as the act of activism

This is happening leading up to a mid-term election where Democrats
are widely expected to lose handily, specifically due to their
incessant overreaching need to invade the personal space of others in
order to tell them how morally and ethically bankrupt they are for a
variety of inane reasons cloaked in faux-intellectual sounding jargon.

The woke once showed up on the scene of a real problem: there really
was a point in world history when not enough was being done for
equality. At the time, they drew their virtuous proton packs and fired
at the issue full force. But in fighting, and admittedly helping
progress against the problem over the course of decades, they
eventually, unknowingly, also crossed their streams.

Now, their woke universe is about to implode on itself.

    “Try to imagine all life as you know it stopping instantaneously
and every molecule in your body exploding at the speed of light” -
Egon Spengler

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