Listen to Spartacus from ICENI Bulletin' 5th podcast, also transcribed, for his insights into our current situation.
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Hey guys, Spartacus here, for a fifth Spartacast.
I recently did a couple livestreams with Dr. Kevin McCairn, where we discussed a graph I’ve been making on Graphcommons of the Biodefense Mafia and their connections, among other things. Check back through the archive for details.
During that livestream, I kind of stumbled over my words while talking about ESG investing, because I was so angry that I temporarily lost the ability to form coherent speech. There is little on the topic that I can say that Vivek Ramaswamy hasn’t already said, but I’m going to try.
Larry Fink and Blackrock have built a corporate hegemony on a foundation of political correctness. Everywhere you look, companies have come up with these so-called trust and safety and diversity and inclusion divisions. Let’s face it. These people just sit around ticking boxes and sending memos and they don’t provide anything of value to society whatsoever.
You want to know what real work is? Real work is taking a piece of sheet metal and an English Wheel and building a car body from scratch. Who can do that anymore? If America entered World War III tomorrow, where would we get factory workers and metal fabricators? Where would the experienced personnel come from? Our schools used to teach machine shop classes. Now, they teach learned helplessness.
Granted, many of the things that used to be done with welders and lathes are now done with precision casting and multi-axis mills. However, that’s no excuse not to know the fundamentals of the craft.
There was a video clip recently of an older couple driving a Tesla and attempting to top off the air in their tires with a nozzle for filling propane tanks. This is more than garden-variety stupidity. Our technology is being walled off from people’s understanding. Smartphones are presented as magical do-everything rectangles, and car engines are hidden beneath plastic shrouds, and everything is proprietary with electronic safeguards and end-to-end control to prevent tampering—or repair. Some think that big, monopolistic corporations are trying to make scads of money off unwitting consumers by making their tech non-serviceable, and there is some truth to that assertion. However, I think there’s something more insidious going on, here. It is as if the Overclass want people to believe that technological artifacts are a form of magic that cannot be rationally interrogated.
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