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:
3 Days To Shape A World
In the next 3 days, the shape of the world for the next many years will be cast.
One path has Beijing Biden made POTU-SINO (POTUS In Name Only). China will own the USA, and lord help the world.
The other path has Trump pull a giant Magic Trick legally and politically, and preserves the USA. A likely side effect would then be some kind of more “kinetic” confrontation with China, and potentially a Civil War inside the USA between the Communist Insurgents ( BLM is a self declared communist organization, as is ANTIFA ) and American Patriots.
Neither path is particularly pleasant to contemplate.
So get your beer and chips (or wine and cheese) spreads set up. Or, perhaps for some, your MREs and ‘load out’… It will certainly be Something, one way or the other.
In any case, the masks are off and we now know just how bad Chi-Com infiltration and “long march through the institutions” has gotten. To some extent, who’re the traitors to America. In all cases, who is not supporting traditional American Values like free speech, liberty, the right to pursue happiness, etc.
In the last few months I’ve learned:
I will never use Twitter, nor Facebook.
I will avoid as much as possible any Alphabet / Google properties.
Amazon & Android are not on my friends list.
Apple is rotting from the core.
Bank Of America is to be avoided at all costs.
Any Democrat controlled City is headed to (or already arrived at) Hell Hole status. Flee. Just flee.
The DNC is run by sociopaths who hate America.
They also endorse thievery, bribery, blackmail, intimidation, lying, and fraud.
The RNC is only slightly better in that they don’t endorse it, they just practice thievery, bribery, lying, and cowardice.
On the plus side, a My Pillow is in my future, and I’m going to slowly work my way through all the Goya products… Plus, I’ll be saving a LOT of money on movies, TV, anything with Hollywood “stars” in it.
I may need to put the Julia climate model project on hold for a while (it will be moot anyway. Trump will not need a proper model to know what to do, and Usurper Biden will just sign up for the Paris Rip Off in any case.) But we all will benefit from a “Privacy & Security Road Map” through setting up a VPN, Fediverse “social media” and communications systems, and how to encrypt all your files and communications. Plus, I’m exploring setting up a Blog Mirror inside my lab ‘for that day’.
We’ll know which way the typhoon blows by end of Wednesday, I think. Thursday for sure.
Australia & The UK
Having more or less successfully slipped the grasp of Globalist Europe, the UK needs some friends. At the same time, China is preparing to decimate Australia (then likely look for reasons to invade it if US Presence is removed by China Joe). I really think you two need to be making strong alliances Right Now. Bringing in more of the Commonwealth wouldn’t hurt either. If the USA is off the Pacific Stage for the next 4 to 8 years, you all will be needing a new defence buddy. Chat up Taiwan and India while you are at it…
The Tech Bastards & Other Corporate Shills
If there isn’t one already in progress, I think we’ll need a “Dance Card” of who all has pissed in the Free Market punchbowl and who is worth a dance. I’ve got a partial list above, but with Biden “in”, the list will explode rapidly. Might as well start working it out now.
In the Tech sphere, I’ve not seen a single big tech company that wasn’t licking China Boots (or further up the backside…). I’ve got a partial list of “alternatives”, but to some extent it is just playing Whack-A-Mole with the Commie Mob. Maybe the right thing to do is just lay out the whole process stack and get a Sugar Daddy to fund building the alternative stack.
I’d start with a Conservative Bank. Does one exist? Or is it a new build?
On that, layer payment processors, credit card, “cloud” providers, etc.
Hopefully it can still be built inside the USA, but if not, most of that can be offshored. Anyone up for building out a Cloud and Service Provider in Belize or Bermuda / Bahamas? Easy banking there too. Just sayin’… I’m game if you are.
I’ve already posted articles about alternatives to Eewtube (Odysee, Bitchute) and Google (DuckDuckGo). Social Media is pretty much GAB and Parler with some other minor choices. A Fediverse distributed model is next on the To Do list. Plus a regular VPN to use.
We’ve got several vaccines floating about now. We’ve also got several treatment regimes shown to work, and a couple of preventative systems. Then, too, by this time a LOT of us ought to already have herd immunity going.
So I’m fairly hopeful that things will start normalizing very soon. IF Not: I think folks will just start ignoring the Government and doing what they need to do to survive.
I just did a coast-to-coast and 1/2 way up each coast (the equivalent miles to all around the outside of the lower 48) along with standing in a small group of 1/4 Million of my closest friends. My regimen was tested greatly, and I’m still symptom free. I’m past the incubation period for symptom onset.
So from my POV, “we’ve got this” and mostly what’s needed is an education campaign about Vit-D (and other vits) Zinc, and a zinc ionophore (HCQ, Quercetin, etc.) Then ivermectin & Doxycycline if folks get sick. (Or HCQ / Z-Pack; or…)
Times change. The world changes. Life moves on. Sometimes it moves on in violence and turmoil. I’m hoping for a longer bit of Quality Time with Trump, but if it turns out “Policy For Sale!” Biden is the choice, I’ll cope. I still have a little hope that Congress might notice and care about rampant Graft from the Oval Office (and more than just asking where their share is deposited…)
But if not, well, independent folks have a way of making it despite hardships and opposition.