Friday, April 30, 2021

Should We Trust MSM?

 Should we trust mainstream media narratives? My guess is not so much. Take the story about India I mentioned in my last post. Unlike some on the right, I don't think corona pandemic is fake or was planned, or that no one is really dying from it. However, I absolutely do believe that politicians all over the world have been using the situation to their advantage, and that the MSM create and funnel mass hysteria to some nefarious ends.

Last couple of days every time I go to UTube on my phone, the app shoves a new India story into my face, though I  never search for it. I watched some of them and read the comments. I don't doubt that they are in the middle of the 2nd wave and their healthcare is currently overextended which leads to more deaths and suffering. However, Western news agencies constantly insinuate the government's fault in all this to such a degree that some Indians were accusing them of interference into their domestic affairs with the explicit objective to hurt their Prime Minister.

That is the same MSM which constantly lectures us common folks about racisss. I mean isn't it like neocolonialism to try and interfere into a sovereign country's affairs? May be let Indians sort it out? Italy also wasn't doing that great last year but I can't remember constant attack on their government in the press. Also, some India citizens were wondering why do they always show the same open air cremation pictures accompanied by dramatic music, and even suggested that some images were actually from an accident years ago (a big gas explosion or something similar).

Especially British media seem to be very much involved, to me this also looks like propaganda designed for domestic use as well: isn't it great that we have vaccines and lockdowns, otherwise it could be just as bad.

India's numbers look downright scary until you remember that their population is about 1.3 billion and that it's like  31 mln people currently residing in the Delhi area and about 24.5 mln in Mumbai, and that horrible overcrowding often makes social distancing impossible. In fact, we know from the past that areas with high population density and poor hygiene standards were always hardest hit during any epidemic. I'm afraid the worst is yet to come.

Strange enough, the MSM don't draw the most obvious lesson from it all: the West is crowded, too, and if the borders stay completely open, we'll have exactly the same situation, complete with slums, extreme poverty and lack of clean water. They prefer to bash India for their problems while simultaneously shilling for big corporations, cheap labour and increase  in the amount of consumers, accusing anyone who dares to disagree of "hate".

So actually I totally understand why some folks go full blown conspiracy route, their instincts tell them that the MSM isn't that much about news any more, but all about creating narratives. The question is, if they are lying about all this, what else did they lie about?

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Freedom At Last!

 Groundhog day is officially over:) Stores are open again though not to full capacity yes, you can enjoy your drink on a terrace outside (12 to 6 only), and the curfew has ended, too! In 2 weeks they're planning to open all the sport clubs, zoos etc and if everything goes well, in August there won't be any restrictions at all!

In the meanwhile, there are some scary news coming out of India, their hospital system appears to be overwhelmed and they can't offer treatment to those who need it any more. I guess that's what they were afraid of over here.

Anyway, I prefer to think that the worst is behind the back and I'm planning to enjoy the newly restored freedoms to the fullest. What about you?

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Was "Titanic" Immoral?

 I have always suspected so, and it appears I was not alone:

These zealous enforcers of propriety are part of what is known as the sanguan dang, or “Three Outlooks Party.” Together, they form one of the most distinctive and surprising groups in China’s internet ecosystem: strict moralizers in an increasingly amoral world.

Despite what the name may suggest, the party is not a close-knit organization with a clearly defined platform. Rather, it’s an umbrella term for a wide array of netizens — mainly young women — who share a similar outlook on life, the world, and morality, the “three outlooks” of the party’s name. At its core, however, their mission is simple: Re-sanctify traditional marital and familial values by any means necessary, which includes attacking anyone deemed to have violated either institution...

...On online literature platforms, party-aligned users take it upon themselves to rewrite well-known stories they believe harbor “bad outlooks.” For example, the site is home to a number of fan fiction-like versions of “Titanic” in which Rose’s fiancé Cal is the sympathetic hero, while the handsome young Jack is portrayed as a callous homewrecker.

Read the whole article over here

P.S. Whatever you think of Titanic (I thought they weren't married only engaged), real homewreckers should be shamed, imo.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Just To Cheer You All Up

 I don't know why, but when I'm looking at these dresses I feel happy (no affiliate, don't get paid anything for promotion, just found their site yesterday by chance).

May be we should return to dressing like this, at least on Sundays?

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

They Still Make Decent Movies


Here is another movie review. Ice is a British B-film from about 2013 and it's surprisingly good, if you don't mind its premise, namely man-made global warming and its consequences (and some propaganda about refugees). The main character is a climate scientist Tom Parker (a Brit, of course) who is trying to stop  Arctic oil drilling, predictably with little success. When the disaster finally strikes, he tries to get back to UK to save his family. 

Ice reminded me of American disaster movies from the 1980s. The protagonist is a European male, there is no s8x or nudity, little graphic violence and mild swearing, diversity isn't obnoxious and even a female sidekick isn't some *itchy stronk womyn but rather sympathetic and even more or less realistic. Tom's wife, who is a homemaker instead of complaining that he is a workaholic who is never home actually tells him to go do his duty. 

There is self-sacrifice and keeping a stiff upper lip and boys saving girls who predictably get hysterical when they should and a manly man who is equally good with scientific research and assault weapons and who finally comes home to his family. It is actually quite scary because it makes you realise that if a catastrophic event really occurs, it's every man for himself, as there will be neither government nor police to help, and the female survival will depend on men in her life.

It's quite entertaining, too, and can be watched for free on YouTube.

Ice Part 1

Ice Part 2  

Friday, April 16, 2021

If You Don't Know What To Do With Fish

 Here is an idea:

It's called Fish Goulash and is probably Hungarian, courtesy of this book:

 I changed the recipe slightly, as usual.

You will need frozen fish fillets, (4 to serve 4) I used Alaska pollock

Fish or vegetable bouillon cubes

onions, green bell peppers, carrots, tomatoes (save some for serving)

tomato puree, olive oil, salt, chili sauce

Heat olive oil in a large frying pan, add sliced green pepper, onion and carrot, stir-fry for some time. Add frozen fish fillets, pour enough water to cover, add 1-2 bouillon cubes, tomato puree and some tomatoes, salt and chili sauce to taste. Cook until fish is ready, for about 15 min. Serve over rice with sliced avocado, some fresh sliced tomatoes and sour creme. Simple and delicious! 

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Is Female Empowerment All About (Attention) Wh8ring?

 For some (many?) it is, apparently. 

Fun fact is that the Scriptures mention running around nekkid as  one of the signs of demon possession. Coomers in the comments to the original tweet got very happy, though. Guys, please, don't be that pathetic!

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Modern Christianity Is More Akin To Satanism

 I believe one of the reasons our society is so degenerate is because Western Church (and here I mean different churches/denominations as a whole) has lost the moral compass and isn't teaching what is right and wrong any more. Do whatever thou will shall be the foundation of your morality is the 1st satanist commandment from what I heard and that's exactly the position many churches take nowadays.

Say what you want about Islam, but their religious leaders have no problem teaching that nudity in entertainment, immodest clothing, fornication etc are grave sins. Yet for modern Christians, everything is a grey area. Like yeah, living together before marriage is kinda bad, but we should really look at the heart, and their hearts are in the right place so...Or yeah, divorce is bad but Jesus would want you to be happy and if you fell out of love and this loser wasn't nice enough to you and always forgot your wedding anniversary it's OK to divorce him, etc etc

Of course, there are some preachers who attack this status quo but they are extreme minority. Most Christians will always talk about not being judgemental, and let the one without sin cast the 1st stone. this attitude of moral relativism isn't new, either. I believe it was Leo Tolstoy in Anna Karenina who mentioned that the only thing people remember out of the Gospel is this woman taken in adultery, all the rest is conveniently forgotten.

All the admonition against sin, that is. Yet the New Testament mentions Hell fire countless times (of course, modern Bible translations try to get rid of the concept altogether by using words like Sheol which don't have the same negative connotations). But modern churches chiefly avoid talking about it and are mostly busy sucking up to politicians as not to lose their privileges and inventing reasons why the latest round of liberal degeneracy being pushed is actually OK and shouldn't bother Christians at all.

That is at the best, at the worst they will push downright worship of the foreign power and supporting suicidal immigration policies as being "Christlike". Is there any wonder young people, especially men, don't want anything to do with it anymore? Women of a certain type often thrive there, though. Not only does modern church fulfill a social function for them, but it also gives them a perfect opportunity to bring out their inner Karen, or I should say their inner pharisee and to virtue-signal.

There cannot be a moral revival of our society without the spiritual guidance. In the West, it used to be Christianity, but unless the Church starts confronting sin again and substitutes feminine pearl-clutching with masculine spiritual warfare type of activities, I'm afraid some other, more aggressive culture will win in the end. 

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Should Women Train Hard?

 I posted this video a couple of years ago, but it was later removed from YouTube, plus he added some new links to it. I should first of all put a DISCLAIMER, saying that I'm obviously not a fan of the guy due to...well many things, but he is the only one I know so far who talks about it.

A strange thing is that just as we are hitting the high levels of obesity and overweight in the West, we are also obsessed with physical fitness to an unhealthy degree, especially for (young) women.

I'd like to draw your attention especially to the 2nd link which states that urinary incontinence occurs in as many as  25% of young female athletes (average age of 20) who have not had children or other significant risk factor (ref 9).

It doesn't just happen in top athletes, but actually in such "feminine" professions as yoga/fitness instructors:

Urinary incontinence is also prevalent in fitness instructors, including Pilates teachers and yoga instructors, and at rates similar to that seen in other groups of athletic women (ref 2).

Even many "traditional" men fall into the trap, promoting things like weight-lifting and unnatural thinness for women (hence Varg's video is a reply to another guy). He is also right about most women not even having a natural menstruation because they are on the pill. By the way, the link above tells women they should NOT stop training hard, but just learn some techniques which could minimise their problem (basically being in diapers at an age of 20+), while admitting that 1 in 4 women could be affected. Apparently, it would interfere with female right to choose or something. Yet, young healthy women are pushed into getting vaccinated against corona, a disease they have less chance dying from than flu.

Strange how this freedom thingy works, isn't it?

Of course, if the objective is to make young Western women less fertile, then it starts making sense, doesn't it?

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Strawberry Cheesecake Roll

 I baked it yesterday, and we ate it all already (I did share some with the neighbours :)

The recipe comes from Lidl magazine (for those who don't know, Lidl is a German supermarket comparable to Aldi), and as usual, I changed it slightly. Not all changes were for the best, but more about it later.

For the cake, you will need:

4 eggs (I used 3 eggs and vegan egg substitute powder, and it worked fine)

7tbsp sugar     

a dash of salt and a bit of honey (the recipe called for agave syrup but I don't really like it)     

 1c flour    

1 tsp lemon juice      

For the filling, the recipe says to use 400g cream cheese,but you'll be fine with 200g. I added a bit of yogurt which proved unnecessary and made the filling a bit runny; 4 tbsp honey (instead of agave syrup, see above); strawberries (about 6 big ones) and strawberry jam to taste.

Split the eggs and beat the yolks with sugar until thick, then beat the whites with a bit of salt and honey, they should be airy but not too stiff. Combine yolks and egg whites, add flour and lemon juice and mix well. Line the baking tray (25 by 30 cm) with baking paper, spread the dough evenly over it and bake at 200*C 10 to 15 min. Take out of the oven, cover with another sheet of baking paper, place on a clean towel and roll it up. Let cool. In the meanwhile, mix cream cheese with honey. Unroll the cake, remove the paper, and spread it first with jam, then with cream cheese mixture, then with sliced strawberries. Roll it all up again and place in the fridge for about 2 hours. It should look like this:

You can decorate it with extra cream cheese and strawberries. It's very sweet and fat. Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Dreaming Of A White...Easter?

 I wasn't actually dreaming of a white Easter, but that's exactly what we got as it started snowing yesterday. We drove home practically through a snowstorm!

It's still snowing today, all this after the warmest day in March ever (like +26*C somewhere in Limburg). Weather patterns this year are strange...

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Christ Is Risen

 I'll write more tomorrow, as we are heading to our new summer cottage for a short Easter break (yes, we did get rid of our allotment last autumn and now have a very cosy caravan; not the sort that you take with you but the sort which stays in one place and has to be moved by truck) at a nice camping/vacation park. 

Have a blessed Easter Sunday!

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Criticising Female Entitlement

 It doesn't happen very often nowadays, but I actually did find a recent movie doing exactly that, criticising an entitled female. (Yes, it's going to be yet another movie review, please be patient:)

It's called Beautiful Beast and can be watched over here.

Despite it being yet another chick flick, I liked it more than your average Hallmark movie, it's less saccharine sweet, and has some elements of a real drama. 

The main character is a wealthy New York socialite called Isabelle who is about to turn 30. Her parents died and she was raised by her (very indulgent) uncle who is also her financial guardian and has the power to cut her off which he refuses to use even though Isabelle is blowing  her money like there is no tomorrow. She is a vain, empty, egocentric person who expects others to wait on her  hand and foot, especially if they are less fortunate. 

Instead of attending a charity event with her uncle, Isabelle chooses to take a ski trip to Switzerland, gets into an accident and loses her way in the forest, but luckily stumbles upon a present day hermit called Jeremy who is probably the first man in her life to tell her, no, and to put her in her place. Yet Jeremy himself, though very handsome, is hardly a Prince Charming as he has his own skeleton in the closet. Could such different people ever be happy together?

The movie touches on some serious social issues which are plaguing modern day America. It also has some Christian themes, namely redemption and forgiveness, and shows prayer and (presumably) Bible reading in a positive light. It's not feminist. When Isabelle finally realises how meaningless her life used to be, she doesn't rush to suddenly find a job, but turns to charity instead. 

I also liked how she isn't rewarded with a perfect man. Both she and Jeremy are broken individuals with the past that is far from ideal, which is again, quite different from many modern romantic stories where a frivolous heroine with several broken relationships gets a white knight to rescue her from her own mistakes. 

Further there is no nudity, explicit content of any kind or "language". I would recommend this movie to anyone.