This is another of the W.O.O.D. series of semi-regular
Weekly Occasional Open Discussions.
(i.e. if I forget and skip one, no big)
Immediate prior one here:
and remains open for threads running there
(at least until the ‘several month’ auto-close of comments on stale threads).
Canonical list of old ones here:
So use “Tips” for “Oooh, look at the interesting ponder thing!”
and “W.O.O.D” for “Did you see what just happened?! What did you think about it?”
What’s Going On?
It is only a bit over 2 weeks (16 days) to the USA Mid-term Elections. We’ve still not had any significant “October Surprise”. I’m not sure at this point if they tried and it was just all too weak to be noticed, or if it is still hanging in the wind waiting for the last Friday before the election so it can dominate all the news until that Tuesday.
Fauxcahontas fell flat. Physically attacking and “public shaming” of Republicans has achieved nothing but bad press for the Democrats. Shutting down “social media” for anything conservative and / or pro-Trump has just left a very bad taste in the mouth of ALL the folks who followed them, their hangers on, and everyone they talk to. Folks are abandoning Traditional Media in droves (as it was shown to be in the pocket of the Alt-Left) and now they can just as easily abandon those “social media” sites that are censoring conservative views. (As we’ve already seen a great growth of users at Bitchute, Real.video, Gab.ai and others. Heck, they’ve even gotten me to watch InfoWars and post articles against the censorship. Forbidden fruit and all that…)
It will be a bit fun to watch what “they” try.
The EU is having ever increasing dissension in the member Nation States. Their citizens are beginning to see their planned destruction and are increasingly rejecting that path in their National Elections. The overused cries of “Racist! Sexist! Xenophobic! NAZI!!!” have become useless. Poison in small doses becomes antidote. Lies in increasing measure becomes laughable. It’s still 5 months to BREXIT D-Day (or perhaps its “Free Day” ;-) and the EU is trying to “make an example” of the UK. At best this will assure that anyone else thinking of leaving won’t even try to cut a “good deal” and will just walk away. Italy has just slapped the EU body with a budget that is “against the rules”. EU Watching will pick up apace.
Be it Europe, the vilification of Russia, or the USA instabilities: It seems that all the troubles trace back to George Soros and his “Organizations”. What puzzles me is why so many subsidiary diverse groups are willing to become his tools. Even the Democratic Party has been perverted from the noble group it was under JFK (even if some policies were a bit daft) to the disruptive petty vindictive thing it is today.
Cold has arrived in the USA Midwest and mountain states. It will be interesting to see how cold it really gets this year.
Then the stock markets looks to be prepping for a significant downturn. After what ought to have been a short quick “correction”, it has not rebounded. That’s not a good sign. I suspect artificial downward pressure until November 7th… along with The Fed doing their best to kill it with continued rate hikes.
I’ve tried to watch the regular news, but it is just too biased anymore. Spending huge time on a journalist being killed, nothing on governments being subverted, always a few “Hate Trump” stories. Just both boring and uninformative.