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Quick Takes: Hat Trick

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Three quick-hit style bits of news & commentary. First, Thirteen Cuban refugees make it to Key West in a small rustic boat, are arrested upon arrival.

Note this quotation from the embedded Miami news piece (bolding added):

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents detained 13 Cuban migrants on Tuesday morning near Key West.

According to Chief Patrol Agent Thomas G. Martin, the migrants were part of a “smuggling event” and agents detained them after they made landfall in a “rustic vessel.”

If they don’t qualify as asylum seekers, officials will likely be deporting the group back to Cuba.

Having experienced the “joys” of Communism, they’re not the voters the Left is looking for.  But then, neither were the Vietnamese whose refugee status and migration to the US were opposed by the Democrats.  Including President Asterisk.

Meanwhile, future Democrat voters poor entrepreneurial migrants just seeking a better life flood into the US, are put on busses, both civilian and military planes, and distributed around the country.  And doubtless to be resettled into the rezoned suburbs in the name of flipping red-leaning districts blue diversity and cultural vibrancy… as will the untold thousands of unvetted and paperless Afghans heroes.  The Great Replacement is real, whether in Europe or America.  Enoch was right.


(Image from AZQuotes – linked per their policy)


There’s a phrase I saw somewhere which I’ve cited multiple times:

Conspiracy Theory + Time = Reality

So now we have Alex Jones, whom I used to regard as wingnut and ignored him, with this short video; Bombshell: UN Releases Plan for Global Digital Passports.  And as just one example, from Canada:

From this month onwards, almost all British Columbians and Quebecers over the age of 12 will be denied entry to non-essential facilities, from gyms to restaurants, unless they are able to provide proof that they have been vaccinated.


And from our beneficent Big Tech overlords; Apple Announces First States Signed Up To Adopt Driver’s Licenses And State IDs In Apple Wallet (bolding added):

Apple today announced that it is working with several states across the country, which will roll out the ability for their residents to seamlessly and securely add their driver’s license or state ID to Wallet on their iPhone and Apple Watch. Arizona and Georgia will be the first states to introduce this new innovation to their residents, with Connecticut, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma, and Utah to follow. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will enable select airport security checkpoints and lanes in participating airports as the first locations customers can use their driver’s license or state ID in Wallet. Built with privacy at the forefront, Wallet provides a more secure and convenient way for customers to present their driver’s licenses and state IDs…

Send in the chips and cashless society where every single thing you do, sans cash, is monitored by the Infernal Reaming Service.  Don’t bother, chips and a cashless society are here… with enthusiasm:



All your money electronic.  All your access controlled by hackable (and there is no unhackable!) systems.  Add in a Chinese social credit score system and/or ESG score, and all of a sudden… “We don’t like your posts and letters to your politicians.  No food (or rent/mortgage, or electricity, or heat, or gasoline…) for you”.  And with proximity sensors, anyone close to you who buys food for you also gets the same.

Why do these parallel Aldous Huxley quotes come to mind?

There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it.


“A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude.”

Whether actual pharmaceuticals, or dopamine addiction through tech… his soma is real.  His book Brave New World, Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 with its erasure of history and literature and culture, and Orwell’s all-seeing technotyranny state 1984 were written as warnings, and the globalists have adopted them as manuals.

Update: Australian state begins use of app that dispatches police if you don’t prove your location with selfie within 15 minutes of random check.  Voluntary… for now.


In my career I have been introduced to the useful idea of Failure Mode and Effects Analysis.  One of its fundamentals is that in assessing risk, it is not just the raw percentage chance of something happening that is important, but the consequences of it happening.  E.g., from memory, an article from a few decades ago said that the actual risk of an asteroid or comet impact is incredibly small… but that it’s a significant risk because of the potential damage should such an impact occur.



But in a fascinating book about survival, The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes – and Why, I learned that people make huge errors in assigning actual risk levels.  One of the factors is dread.  Relentless dread overrides saner, calmer risk assessments.  One of the stats I’ve read is that over some not-in-memory distance, driving is statistically more dangerous than flying.  Yet there are people who refuse to fly and insist on driving, because they dread being in a plane crash.

What have we been exposed to, relentlessly, for well over a year?  Fear pornYuri Bezmenov was completely right.  Between unremitting terror being pumped into us, the ever-shifting “science” of masks, the lockdowns, then lifted, then reimposed, etc., creating confusion, people just throw up their hands and scream I’LL DO WHAT YOU WANT JUST MAKE IT STOP!



Thus, people smile and outright ignore information like this; Japan Finds More Contaminated COVID-19 Vaccines Containing Black Particles and Romania Stops Vaccine Imports, Shutters Vaccination Centers, Transfers Vaccine Stocks to Denmark, Vietnam, Ireland, S. Korea, etc.  Dismiss warnings like this; Covid-19 spike protein binds to and changes cells in the heart.  Scoff at graphs like this one, found at Surak:

I cut the Gordian knot by showing the numbers of serious adverse events as a percentage of a baseline based on 2017-2020. Percentages near 100% depict a normal year. 2021 is not a normal year by far. Each of the five most serious adverse events has been multiplied by more than 13 times; death, by more than 28 times. And it is only August…


Also see his latest.

It’s all planned.  They mean to cull us, and rule the remainder.  Remember: They have been enthusiastically planning this for a long, long time.