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I do not wish to seem like an obsequious greasy sycophant or whatever but I absolutely swear to God you're not just an extraordinary writer and analyst but a magnificent rallyer (rallier? whatever) of the populace and as long as this doesn't end like Braveheart, keep speakin' this way. It's a grief to me sometimes that I only get to know you and so many who comment on a variety of like-minded Substacks through the peculiar world of cyberspace and not while sitting in a backyard somewhat allowed to run wild on its edges, all of us talking about any damned thing we feel like.

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Two years to destroy the economy and 'rebuild' it so the rich and powerful stay rich and powerful forever.

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2 years to flatten societal cohesion.

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Now let’s forget the whole thing because Putin ya know…. Let’s die in a nuclear war to paper over everything.

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gato, you're on a roll. I've been freeloading long enough. I just purchased an annual subscription.

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So stupid. And when Trump said we should open by Easter the media went ape-shit.

#TheMadnessOfCrowds

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I endorse all this smart feline says.

BUT it’s way too late. Our comfortable old normal is gone.

While the “pandemic” waxed & waned and the comic book baddies, the “vaccines” were scooshed into billions of arms, the economic basics & the financial system globally was taken beyond repair.

You know the cartoon where a persons legs keep striding long after they’ve gone off the cliffs edge? That’s humanity.

Economic collapse, riots & war are nearly inevitable, given the psychopaths remain ascendant. Food supplies are going to fail during the next year. Probably power supplies also. I expect martial law. Currency collapses will delete the incentives to trade commodities internationally. Now we see why China stockpiled years of some foodstuffs.

All institutions have failed. We might not agree, but that’ll be because they haven’t all been tested yet. When they have, each has just imploded.

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But, but, those guidelines were for influenza and SARS-CoV-2 is a

*n o v e l*

virus!

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It will take all of us. Nothing else will work.

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Mar 16, 2022·edited Mar 16, 2022

I agree with the commenter elsewhere in this comment stack that noted that Gato is top of the Substack pile, but what a pity that we could not all just convene at a backyard barbecue and really discuss some of these things. Having said that, this is far better than where we were before The Bad Cat started penning these pieces.

In an interesting confluence of leading minds, Bari Weiss did a piece pivoting on Ukraine today that, coincidentally, reinforces many of these individual liberty points. Whereas Gato has always understood these matters, Weiss was a pretty far left NYT reporter who has changed as she has recognized what is happening. Also a decent writer. Worth the read, if just to add fuel to the Gato fire: https://bariweiss.substack.com/p/things-worth-fighting-for?s=r (Note that I am not recommending this for the Ukraine commentary -- I do not know enough about that to even opine at all, much less to pick sides. But the comments on what needs attention in America are consonant with Gato's piece today and have a much wider audience which is good for all of us.)

Thanks for all you contribute. I was an early paying subscriber and have never regretted it for a moment.

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Cowardice from top to bottom.

About half of our company took the "vaccine", not because they wanted to, not because they thought it was "effective", and certainly not because it was "safe". No, the only reason was because they "had to".

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Thanks Gato for not letting the crimes of the last two years disappear into history. I'm already seeing way too many people letting a war we have absolutely no control over cover up something we actually *did" and *do* have control over.

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"and so we must be ready to be ungovernable and to claim the right of individual agency as ours not theirs."

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"we must meet their nudges with shoves"

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"america succumbed to the tyranny of superstition and pseudoscience". today i left my 28 year career because my ex-employer has continued this exact same type of tyranny. fully vaccinated staff, guests and customers = mask-free!! unvaccinated staff = must be masked, cuz science! i just couldn't take the b.s anymore. and this from a self proclaimed leader in blood donation and transfusion. cuz, science! I don't know if my resignation is a shove, but ive tried to help them be better employers, but no dice. they just aren't interested in being virtuous, just signalling virtue.

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I am sitting here in Ontario, Canada...still watching people fearful to participate in life, still ignorant to what has happened to them. I have stayed current over the last 7 or 8 years on the building insanity in the culture and establishment, and still was astounded at how few people I saw who kept a grasp on reality. It was saddening to watch many who I respected as intelligent go mad with everyone else, disregard their educations and stop thinking for themselves. I found some hope in some few close around me waking up, and a few close friends who saw it from the start. I don't know what it is about Canadians...maybe it's me that can't communicate, but they seem nearly impossible to reach. The media is as impressive a force as the dissonance. It's substacks like this and those friends that have kept me sane throughout. Yes to that back yard party folks...though maybe we shouldn't all gather in one place lol.

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