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Covid-19 Exposes Western Democracies as Failed States

I think we are all in agreement here that Covid-19 is massively overblown. That being said, people are dying, but the mortality rate is minuscule. Every flu kills more people than Corona-chan. However, because the elites have whipped themselves into a panic, they need to do something. That is indeed what they do: something. It’s just too little, too late. They could as well have done nothing and let this thing burn out by itself, but for that you need balls. You could also have done something productive, like shutting the borders right away and ensuring that there is a national stockpile of food, medication, and medical supplies, but how is that supposed to work if you spend whatever money at your disposal on mass-immigration?

In the current landscape, we can see that China and Singapore have been handling Covid-19 phenomenally well. Outside of Asia, we have Russia and Poland merely shrugging their shoulders. They shut down their borders in January, when the average Western elite dolt was busy getting his/her/xir panties in a twist about the man-made climate change hoax. As a consequence, Poland and Russia can only laugh at the utter incompetency on display in the West.

No matter where you look, you see that our advanced Western democracies may be excellent at promoting homosexuality, celebrating transgenderism, and pushing the Overton window in an attempt to make the sexual abuse of children, euphemistically named “pedophilia”, socially acceptable. When it comes to solving real-world problems like, I don’t know, building an airport according to schedule and within budget or containing the spread of a deadly virus, it doesn’t quite help that instead of a meritocracy, like in China, we have quotas for women and minorities, and cushy posts for radical leftists activists that work on undermining society.

It is downright shocking how incompetent the Western elites have been handling Covid-19. In the presence of ever-increasing case numbers, leading politicians were waxing lyrical on why the borders need to be open while the journo circle jerk chimed in with making the point that we can’t give an inch to supposed far-right extremist who use fear-mongering to get their goals, i.e. closing borders. For me, it was quite amusing to watch German politicians insist that they won’t close the borders while one neighboring country after another did so. Oh, and despite the German border now being closed, the country still accepts asylum requests because, clearly, you need to have the right priorities [German source].

Covid-19 has exposed that our leadership is incompetent. They cannot act according to a plan. They probably cannot even conceive of a plan. Instead, they run around like a bunch of frenzied chickens, reacting to current events in an impulsive manner. This is most obvious when you hear bullshit like face masks not being suitable for civilians, but only for doctors and nurses. The elites are really upset about the rabble not following their guidance. On top, you have generations of people who were raised with leftist ideas, which now has the effect that they lack all discipline. Think of US students going on Spring Break, or the Berlin party crowd who thinks that it is a human right to get their weekly (or daily) fix of drugs [German source], clearly not knowing that due to their lifestyle habits they are not nearly as immune to Covid-19 as they think.

The most obvious sign that countries like Germany are failed states is that they now ignore laws, regulations, and contracts. As has been widely reported, ze Germans repeatedly confiscated large deliveries of facemasks the Swiss had already paid for. You would expect this to happen in a third-world dictatorship. Well, that is indeed the direction the West has been heading. Covid-19 is, comparatively speaking, a total joke. Yet, our elites can’t even handle that. You don’t want to be around when the proverbial fecal matter really hits the fan. You better get used to the state pushing for ever more oppressive measures. Alternatively, you could try to get out while you still can.


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22 thoughts on “Covid-19 Exposes Western Democracies as Failed States

    1. I want to move to Singapore; a few years ago I already had a job offer plus work permit but didn’t follow through. There are plenty of other options, too. Over the last few years, I have talked to people who either moved or planned to move to the following countries: Poland, Estonia, Hong Kong, Brazil, Philippines, Japan, Hungary, and Israel (yup, I have had exchanges with Jews living in the West as well). Also, within larger Western countries, if they are federal states, there are pockets of relative sanity. In Germany, there are Bavaria and Thuringia; in the US there are likewise plenty of conservative states to choose from. Also, if you’re professionally very successful, you always have the option to move into a gated community. You’re probably still safer abroad.

      1. How did you go about navigating the process of getting a job in SK? Did you simply apply online? Did you have a contact?

      2. That’s very cool. I’m thinking of doing the same, except in TW.

        Why didn’t you take that earlier offer? Seems like a no-brainer if you’ve had enough of the West.

      3. It wasn’t an easy decision. Part of the reason was that I was given a very attractive project by my then employer. In hindsight, it seems that it was the right decision professionally.

  1. To make matters even worse, this Wednesday the German parliament voted to temporarily (yup, sure!!!) void payments and business contracts in order to ease the burden on small businesses caused by corona shutdowns, thus effectively beginning to scrap the somewhat free market even further (German source):
    https://www.tichyseinblick.de/tichys-einblick/corona-gesetze-angriff-auf-marktwirtschaft-und-demokratie/

    In perfect fashion of their previous idiotic policies they created a cascading process, where big time retail shops are now denying rent payments to the respective property owners, thus saving money while already closing down retail stores in advance of the coming mega-crash (German source again):
    https://www.tichyseinblick.de/tichys-einblick/corona-gesetze-auch-ca-zahlt-keine-miete-mehr/

    If one month ago someone would have told me that such legislation was going to be passed soon, I would have called him a total fool, but here we are now, incredible.

    … Communism, here we come! (It’s just unbelieveable, beyond anything…)

    @ Aaron: As far as handling the virus crisis is concerned, I still feel that the Chinese communists in typical commie fashion utterly failed (whereas Taiwan and Singapore didn’t) since they a) tried to cover the spread of the virus for almost two months (!) and b) that the current statistics have most certainly been seriously manipulated (good old commie tradition as well). We just cannot objectively know, whether the CCP has actually “defeated” the virus and is thus justified to put the country back on track

      1. American journalists = Big possibility. Unless they were afraid of reporting anything ‘negative’ in fear of being labeled racist. What was the fake news being propagated?

      2. I had to look this up as I wasn’t following close attention to this issue when it unfolded.

        First, there was an issue regarding a “racist” opinion piece in which the WSJ attacked China:
        https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/china-expels-3-wsj-reporters-over-racist-opinion-piece
        Note that China has learned to use the Western propaganda toolkit as well, just calling others “racists” to make a stronger point, knowing full well that this is kryptonite for the Western establishment as they won’t touch this issue at all.

        Then, there was an even bigger fallout where China kicked out all journalists working for WSJ, NYT, and WaPo:
        https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/bloody-tuesday-unprecedented-move-china-expels-all-foreign-journalists-working-nyt-wsj

        You also have to take into account that journalists, just like diplomats, are often just spies in disguise, so it’s probably more sensible to view this not as a restriction of supposed freedoms but mere self-defense against Western agitation, related to the CIA and the US State Department trying to foment revolution in Hong Kong.

      3. “Note that China has learned to use the Western propaganda toolkit as well, just calling others “racists” to make a stronger point, knowing full well that this is kryptonite for the Western establishment as they won’t touch this issue at all.”

        Absolutely. They’re probably not sensitive on the topic of race at all. Great mind fuck for Westerners.

        “You also have to take into account that journalists, just like diplomats, are often just spies in disguise, so it’s probably more sensible to view this not as a restriction of supposed freedoms but mere self-defense against Western agitation, related to the CIA and the US State Department trying to foment revolution in Hong Kong.”

        Noted. Thanks for the reply.

      4. “You also have to take into account that journalists, just like diplomats, are often just spies in disguise,…”

        Spot on, this is certainly true. But the objection still stands, that we have no trustworthy source to know, what the situation within the PRC really looks like right now.

        On the whole I’m still baffled, that the CCP apparatus is considered by so many people as “Chinese”. No they are not. They look Chinese, speak Chinese and write Chinese letters, but it must not be forgot that this is a deceiving outward appearance. They are *Communists*, and that’s an entirely different kind of breed.

        The great Aleksandr Solshenitzyn put it with regard to the USSR so expertly this way: “You must understand, the leading Bolsheviks who took over Russia were not Russians. They hated Russians. They hated Christians. Driven by ethnic hatred they tortured and slaughtered millions of Russians without a shred of human remorse. It cannot be overstated. Bolshevism committed the greatest human slaughter of all time. The fact that most of the world is ignorant and uncaring about this enormous crime is proof that the global media is in the hands of the perpetrators.”

      5. Are you sure you didn’t take this Solshenitzyn quote out of context? The missing information is that the Bolsheviks were indeed not Russian. They were almost exclusively Jewish. As you know, Jewishness refers to both a race and a religion. In contrast, the CPC is comprised of Chinese.

      6. No, I didn’t take it purely of context. Of course I’m well aware that A.S. originally referred to the large number of Jews within the Bolshevik cadre, particularly within the Tcheka/KGB.

        But in light of further elaborations by A.S. on the core concept of this idea (particularly in his “Warning to the West” speeches) it does not exclusively apply to that narrow Jewish background. A.S. clearly identified the Bolsheviki as a whole to be internationalists and traitors, and not only in the area of czarist Russia, but in any other country they managed to set foot in.

        They may mask to be Russian/German/Chinese, but they expressedly do not act in the interest of their respective countries, quite to the contrary. It’s much safer to label the Kuomintang on Taiwan “Chinese” than the blood-red posse of the CCP .

      7. “They may mask to be Russian/German/Chinese, but they expressedly do not act in the interest of their respective countries, quite to the contrary.”

        Similar to the progressives in the West. Whereas the CCP are at least in the process of trying to build their nation up, the left is in turn trying to tear their own down.

  2. China is not yet the Strongman-led meritocratic utopia the editorial line here suggests. At least not until the elite civilizes their huge 99% of countrymen out of eating bats and other savage behavior. Sorry, they’re a backward people in many respects, and it can be seen very clearly when they try to “colonise” some even more backward country like mine own. I guess they’re much worse in Africa.

    Lucretius Carus may be right, the problem might not be Chinese culture but the long-standing effects of Communism and Maoism.

    1. Also, boomer remover or not, the thing requires attention. Every country should at least have enforced measures to prevent agglomeration, but there are very diverse responses, extremely late and nonexistent even.

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