The last day is over

This is just a reminder that this is the last day for new Library subscribers to subscribe to Castalia Library without making a catchup payment. So, if you’ve been planning to do it, this is a good day to do so.

The current March-April subscription book is RHETORIC by Aristotle.

UPDATE: It’s now April in Europe. New subscriptions will require a catchup payment. Thanks to everyone who got their new subscriptions in under the wire!

No wonder they want her out

The Q Party’s one elected representative is more dangerous to the Prometheans than all the other Republican elected officials combined:

US Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia) has claimed that the Biden administration aims to force all Americans to have Covid-19 vaccine passports, comparing it to the “mark of the beast” prophesied in the Bible.

“They want you to be required to have something called a Covid passport,” Greene said on Monday in a Facebook livestream. “This would mandate your ability to be able to travel, your ability to be able to buy and sell, and I asked the question earlier today, is this something like Biden’s mark of the beast, because that is really disturbing and not good.”

While President Joe Biden reportedly has no plans for his administration to impose a vaccine passport system directly, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Monday that the private sector may require such credentials. She said “determination or development of a vaccine passport” would be driven by the private sector, while the administration will focus on the guidelines that can be used as a basis for the requirements.

Greene, however, argued that the Biden administration is essentially using private companies as proxies to impose mandatory vaccine passports.

“It’s still the same thing,” she said. “It’s still fascism or communism or whatever you want to call it, but it’s coming from private companies. So I have a term for that: I call it corporate communism.”

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis vowed on Monday to forbid any vaccine passports in his state. Greene called on Georgia’s leaders to do the same.

Any Republicans who aren’t strongly, openly, and publicly against this, or who are unwilling to support bills banning “vaccine passports” issued by the government or the private sector, should be considered compromised and working for the other side. And by “other side”, I mean the Devil. 

If you want hopium

Patrick Lindell is adminstering mainlines:

Rogue PillowWarrior Mike Lindell says Donald Trump will be back in office by August, once the Supreme Court sees the evidence he has amassed. He also says his new video will make wikileaks look like nothing, and Jack and Zuckerberg are going to jail, and the Supreme Court vote will be 9-0. I’d be shocked. This will not be worked out through the system, in my opinion. Cabal has been wargaming against themselves, using the system, for decades. They have found and plugged every possible vulnerability. I believe Q was real, I just have no idea whether the other side found a way to make the fraud happen far more than our side was prepared for. I still think it at least 50:50 something shocking will happen. I can’t imagine there are no patriots anywhere to oppose a Chinese takeover of the government. But if something is going to happen, it is going to be shocking and unimaginable, because it will have to be something Cabal wargaming did not foresee. The only thing more unimaginable is Trump and the patriots like Mike Rogers knew the fraud was coming, prepared everything for it, but had no backup plan if they failed. And having lost, now America would fall without a shot ever being fired. Plan for the worst, but I still think it possible all is not lost yet.

Patrick Byrne says, “Hi. Just to keep everyone updated…. I am going to change my prediction from 2 weeks to 6-8 weeks. Maybe earlier. All the smoke will lift and the truth will be obvious and undeniable. I promise, we have the royal straight flush. It is just going to take that long to play out. You may see things dribble out before then, but it is going to take 6-8 weeks for this hand of bridge to play out. But we GOT these sumbitches. I promise.”

Hey, don’t look at me. I’m just reporting what’s out there. I am not privy to any secret information, but I do note that the anomalies haven’t been going away. What appears may be the start of a financial crisis could be a last-ditch effort to stave off whatever is coming, or it could be a sign that the process has already begun. We don’t know. We can’t know.

But we can continue to work, hope, and pray. Because the ride never ends.

The bubble pops

It looks like the post-2008 can-kicking is rapidly coming to an end:

Global banks bracing for losses amid US hedge fund collapse

World banks may lose over $6 billion from the downfall of the US investment firm Archegos Capital, sources told Reuters. Regulators are closely monitoring the situation as panic spreads about the possible scale of the fallout.

The sudden liquidation of the New York-based billionaire Bill Hwang’s Archegos Capital Management ignited a fire sale of more than $20 billion in assets that has left some of the world’s biggest investment banks bearing billions of dollars of losses.

According to billionaire investor Mike Novogratz, the collapse of Hwang’s Archegos fund could turn out to be “the most spectacular personal loss of wealth in history.”

The problems started last week when a disappointing stock sale by media giant ViacomCBS triggered devastating bank margin calls for Archegos, three people familiar with the matter said. Shares in ViacomCBS plummeted 23{3549d4179a0cbfd35266a886b325f66920645bb4445f165578a9e086cbc22d08} last Wednesday after the media company sold shares at a price that diluted its value. The shares continued to decline, setting off alarm bells at Archegos’ prime brokers and prompting them to offload stock in all of Archegos’ investments.

According to the sources, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley were quick to offload shares on Friday, forestalling a material financial impact.

Meanwhile, investment banks Nomura and Credit Suisse warned investors that they were facing huge losses from their exposure to Archegos. Shares in Japan’s Nomura plunged 16{3549d4179a0cbfd35266a886b325f66920645bb4445f165578a9e086cbc22d08} and Credit Suisse dropped 14{3549d4179a0cbfd35266a886b325f66920645bb4445f165578a9e086cbc22d08} amid analyst speculations on how much money they could lose.

This time, it wasn’t different. It never is. If the media sector is collapsing, watch for the Devil Mouse to be in particular trouble, in light of the underperformance of its assets almost across the board.

But don’t worry. I’m sure Creepy Joe will be right on top of this, right? I mean, who better to skillfully navigate an economy through the treacherous shoals of a financial catastrophe than a shuffling, dementia-addled near-corpse who isn’t sure who or where he is?

Books and classical music on UATV

Starting today on Unauthorized, we are replacing the Good Gardening subscription with the Castalia Classics subscription. This is to support the existing library of audiobooks on UATV as well as the development of the classical music channel. We are in the process of substantially adding to the audiobook library, beginning with the complete A Throne of Bones, and expect to have the classical music streaming in a curated radio-style format in 3-6 months.

We will NOT be removing the existing Good Gardening badges on SocialGalactic, but will add a new Classics badge for new subscribers instead. If you are already subscribing to the Good Gardening channel and wish to continue supporting #UATV, you do not need to do anything and will continue to have full access to the existing 18 channels. The Good Gardening channel will be removed the first week of April.

And since the question is inevitable, I might as well address it up front. No, there isn’t any drama or bad blood behind the scenes. David the Good is simply leaving both UATV and Castalia House in order to focus on building his own multimedia gardening platform and we have no doubt that it will be successful. Thank you for your continued support!

Black privilege

Despite the massive number of credible sexual assault allegations lodged against him, Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has not lost a single corporate endorsement:

Despite the 19 lawsuits, and likely counting, against Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, his endorsers have not yet abandoned him.

Via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, none of Watson’s partners have ended their relationships with the man who has been accused of being a serial predator during massages arranged through social media. Watson has denied all allegations, directly and via lawyer Rusty Hardin.

Partners of the Texans quarterback include national brands Nike, Rolex, and Beats by Dre. He also has local sponsorships with H-E-B, Reliant Energy, and Lefty’s Famous Cheesesteaks.

Meanwhile, the founder of the Papa Johns pizza chain was driven out of the business he founded because he made a few comments about the BLM anthem protests. 

So much for the virtue of the virtue signalers. This is why you never apologize and you never back down one iota to them. They have no moral high ground whatsoever.

Mailvox: don’t trust the experts

 An expert poses a conundrum by questioning the wisdom of other experts in other fields:

I wanted to thank you for posting that stuff about rethinking the RICE protocol for injuries. It’s amazing how easily something like that becomes “wisdom,” when it doesn’t make sense from a practical Christian perspective, or even an evolutionary one. Why would the human body in all its glorious design require such strange interventions to function well? What did injured people do before they had easy access to ice and had the luxury of staying off their feet for extended periods of time? It makes no sense.

Anyway, not long after you posted the RICE thing, I tweaked my back pretty hard after a heavy deadlift session. I found that fifteen minutes of applied heat, followed by 30 minutes on the stationary bike and some stretching has made the pain totally manageable. Today it’s all but gone. And, amazingly, I didn’t have to give up any of my weight training over the last week. I think about all the people I’ve known who’ve had injuries like that go on and on and on after following RICE, and it was probably avoidable.

This whole thing reminds me of other ludicrous and destructive ideas endorsed by some authority, like the low-fat / high-carb nonsense that directly led to the obesity epidemic. As an “expert” myself, I find that if something that contradicts thousands of years of common sense is endorsed by an expert, I’m even less likely to trust it.

At this point, there is less than a 50 percent chance that any “expert knowledge” is correct. Your best bet is to ignore “the scientific consensus”. 

Mailvox: the southern front

 An observer reports on the Chinese destruction of the Monroe Doctrine:

I recently returned to the U.S. from a tour in Latin America. I dealt a lot with the Chinese “offensive” while there. The USG likes to talk about “whole of government” approach… while that is a joke… The Chinese definitely have a “whole of society” approach. I was dealing mainly with Chinese organized crime (which is at least influenced and cooperative with parts of the Chinese government) effort of their offensive, but I worked on the periphery of their economic effort and all of this is combined with the intelligence effort. It all builds.

As an example… first, the Chinese immigrated to the country I was assigned. Over time, this built a small base of support to operate. Then the “businessmen”, criminals, and intel started operating. Chinese organized crime had the country divided into operating sectors. Human trafficking, theft, smuggling, indentured servitude, probably drugs were some of their operations. One tactic they used was to buy small “mom and pop” shops. Then use those shops to sell the stolen merchandise (food, household goods, etc…) they were using local proxies to steal from warehouses and trucks, profits fund their operations. These stores are in almost every small town/city and were used as little intel hubs…

Also, “businessmen” would attempt to sell a variety of products and services, our concern was for things like energy production/infrastructure, road networks, shipping infrastructure/support, camera (surveillance) networks, etc… Areas that it would be handy for the Chinese or sympathizers to control. They did the usual with bribes to ensure they won the bids.

“American” companies didn’t want to bid on many of the projects, because it wasn’t “profitable” enough. We (USG) got to the point of just trying to get anyone BUT China to bid on projects. The Chinese businesses are not solely focused on huge profits, or any profit. They go and work where the Chinese government tells them to go…

We worked hard to combat it, but that was under Trump (who got it), Pompeo, and an Ambassador that was also focused on countering the Chinese. Now… we know that isn’t going to happen.

Kerry said the Monroe Doctrine was dead in 2013… well he and Obama and their handlers got their wish.

I have many other examples from overseas and in the U.S., but in summary, the Chinese are absolutely at war with the U.S. and West and are soundly defeating us.

It’s fascinating to see that the USA has already lost its monopoly over the hemisphere while being driven out of the South China Sea, and yet neither the imperial government nor the people realize yet that they are not only at war, they are being systematically defeated.

4GW involves the use of tactics and strategies by non-state actors that conventional 2GW and 3GW militaries can’t utilize. 5GW fights on fronts that conventional 3GW doesn’t even recognize.

Pure Boomer hate

It’s surprising, but SNL can still pull it together when sufficiently motivated to break free of the ideological chains binding comedy these days. It’s fascinating to see that the one thing that transcends both politics and race at this point in the ongoing imperial collapse is the younger generations’ loathing for the generational behavior of the Baby Boomers.

It’s not only hilarious and very well written, (they even hit the “everyone else is just jealous” angle) but the hate is so pure and comprehensive that you would have sworn it had to have been written by a Gen-Xer. But apparently the Millennials have now had more than enough of the nonsense too.
Stopped by the house, give the grandkids a hug
Now get the fuck out, I’m trying to have fun….
I got the shot that’s just how it is.
You locked inside homeschooling my grandkids.
I know you want to live large like me
I got the big-ass house and the SUV.
I got the second house two and the third house three
The place in Vermont and the one in Miami
Damn, I got five houses? That’s a lot.
Good for me!

“You can tell this hit close to home because my boomer parents complained about it the entire time…”

It just kills them that no one admires their g-g-generation.

“Since 1975, I never imagined an SNL skit so obnoxious that it actually made me angry… Today changed everything. ? Wow.”

See, now THAT is how you identify nuclear rhetoric. These Boomers are genuinely angry about one little song-skit on SNL.

Pushing vaccine passports

The Biden administration is actively working towards requiring a paper precursor to the Mark of the Beast for Americans.

The Biden Administration is working on a system for Americans to prove they have been vaccinated against the virus. They’re calling it the “Vax Pass” or Vaccine Passport. The passport could be used by individuals in the workplace, in school or when travelling internationally.

A senior White House official says multiple agencies are involved in the planning, and this passport could play a role in multiple areas of daily life.

The travel industry has been calling on the government to develop a kind of universal vaccine pass system. According to the Washington Post, the demand for the pass is expected to become more urgent as more Americans continue to receive their dose of the vaccine.

How very appropriate for Palm Sunday. This is pure and unadulterated evil, which helpfully reminds us again of why Jesus had to come in the first place, and how he sets us free of the chains of the wicked rulers of the world.

He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 

Revelation 13:16-17