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Computing “Revolution” of Past Two Decades as a Showy Failure: 2

October 30, 2020 5 comments

In the previous part of this series, I wrote about how almost every technological and scientific achievement we associate with the current era was developed before the personal computing “revolution” of past 20-25 years. We successfully designed and made everything from nuclear submarines, ICBMs, nuclear weapons, modern airliners, modern drugs, interplanetary space probes before this so-called “revolution”. Even more interestingly, the past 20-25 years have been the most stagnant period from the point of useful technological advancement in over 200 years. It is as if these two decades have not produced anything which has actually improved our lives or allowed us to real stuff that was previously considered out of reach.

In this post, I will go into some of the stuff I promised in that post- starting with automobiles. As Scotty Kilmer always likes to remind his audience, Japanese cars from mid- to late- 1990s consistently last for over 400k miles as long as you don’t go out of you way to abuse them. So let me ask you the next logical question- has any of the “computerization” of cars introduced since then made them last longer, significantly safer or somehow “better” for the consumer. I think we all know the answer to that question. Which brings us to next inevitable question- Why do corporations keep doing something that does not result in a better product.. and why does this trend keep getting worse. What is going on?

Why are car companies incorporating circuits in to their engines which make them easier to hack, far more sensitive to damage and often result in a lower quality product that does not last as long. Why do so many of them want to replace very ergonomic physical controls with virtual controls that make using them a far bigger chore than necessary. Why are so many car companies pushing hybrids that have excessively complex, hard to repair and often finicky hardware when they seldom have even a 5% better real-life mileage than their conventional counterparts. Also, curiously, why are some Japanese and Korean corporations far less likely to implement the worst of these costly and dangerous trends than their North American or European counterparts. What explains this difference?

Moving on to housing.. Has the quality of housing or the experience of living in one improved in the past 20-25 years? Have “smart” thermostats or “smart” security systems improved the quality of your indoor environment or security? Has having “Alexa” or its Google equivalent in you home improved the quality of your life apart from showing others that you are “hip” and “with it”. Also, what sort of idiot wants to pay corporations and the government to constantly spy on them in their own home? Have “smart” bulbs or LEDs really improved the quality of lighting in your house or substantially affected your electricity bill. Why do all the “smart” refrigerators, washing machines, coffee makers and other appliances fail much sooner, in addition to being unrepairable and more expensive, than their “dumb” analog counterparts .

Let us talk about education- both K12 and university. Has the extensive use of computers in education improved the quality of learning or made it less expensive. Are 2020 graduates somehow better than their counterparts from two decades ago? A large increase in use of computers for education has not improved its quality or made it less expensive. But if it hasn’t made education better, why is there still a continued push to increase the level of computer use in education. If something does not make the situation better, why keep pushing for more of it. And this phenomena goes far beyond automobiles, household alliances and education.

Consider the supposedly indispensable role of modern computing in running corporations. Did you know that large and multi-national corporations existed for decades before electronic computers of any sort existed. Did you also know that corporations of all sizes were able to run their supply chains, manage production, develop innovative products and pay employees and creditors on time before the first electronic computer of any sort was assembled. How did they do that? How did USA, USSR and Nazi Germany produce all the weapons and vehicles necessary for WW2 without possessing modern computers for running logistics or access to Excel tables and PowerPoint presentations? How did Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, GE, Motorola, IBM and many other corporations become big without access to CRM software.

How did large oil refineries run in the era before electronic computers? What about machine tooling? How did they build big stuff such as nuclear submarines, supersonic fighters and bombers, aircraft carriers or make millions of rifles, submachine guns, semi-auto handguns, assault rifles, artillery pieces in the pre-computer era. What about nationwide electrical grids, highway systems, railway networks etc? How come they ran just fine before era of electronic computers, let alone the computing “revolution”. Why didn’t the lack of electronic computers stop people from designing or building large dams, hydroelectric projects, irrigation products, coal-powered stations or electric grids. It is as if the lack of even older electronic computers has little to no effect on the ability of human beings to get things done in a way compatible with maintaining a modern lifestyle.

Since we are, once again, close to a thousand words, I will now wrap up this post. In the next part, I will write more about how the so-called computational “revolution” has not improved the process of drug development, everyday financial transactions and popular entertainment.

What do you think? Comments?

Interesting YouTube Channel: Atlas Pro

October 27, 2020 5 comments

Here is another interesting YouTube channel which I came across a year or two ago. As some of you might know, my interests extend in many fields beyond the ones which I have studied and worked. While not every video of this particular channel is of the same quality, the ones about geology are usually good and quite detailed.

Link to YouTube Channel: Atlas Pro

Clip #1: What Did Pangaea Look like?

This clip is interesting because I haven’t seen any serious efforts, beyond specialized geology textbooks and research talks, about modeling the climatic conditions in Pangea. FYI- Pangea was the most recent super-continent. And yes, there is something called the super-continent cycle of land which operates alongside (but not always in synch) with the Wilson cycle for oceans. Long story short, for a super-continent that we know a lot about, climatic conditions in different parts of Pangea are rarely shown in any detail on most introductory resources to paleogeology and paleoecology.

Clip #2: Earth’s REAL Lost Landmasses

This one is about the many micro-continents and large islands which are today submerged under water, but which in the past were either above water (for periods between millions to tens of thousands of years) or have the potential to do so in distant future. This video is especially interesting since a few substantial islands were above water as late as 16-11 k years ago during last ice age. And some were near coasts of existing inhabited islands or continents making it likely that modern humans might have visited or lived on some of them. Examples include the Mascarene Plateau and Chagos Archipelago.

What do you think? Comments?

Computing “Revolution” of Past Two Decades as a Showy Failure: 1

October 23, 2020 40 comments

One of the defining features of the past two decades in west has been the dominant position in public consciousness of corporations involved in manufacturing personal computer hardware (desktops, laptops, smartphones, tablets, IoT crap, embedded electronics etc) or making them function and do stuff (‘IT’ corporations such as Google, FakeBook, MicroShaft etc). One could say that Amazon is a an ‘IT’ company which sells stuff that people used to buy in department stores. A large part of current market value of many stock indices in the west now comes from corporations who either make personal computational hardware or the software they run.

But have you ever asked yourself- has these rise of these corporations or the widespread usage of products and services sold by them actually improved the quality of life for the vast majority of people. To understand what I talking about, let us ask two more basic questions. Question #1: Would the absence of personal computing “revolution” during past twenty years have any negative effect on the quality of life or somehow constrain development of other technologies? Question #2: Has the computing “revolution” improved quality or reliability of other products and services, let alone increase the general quality of life for vast majority? As you will soon see, the answers to both questions are obvious as well as surprising.

The unpleasant fact for many geeks is that the computational ‘revolution’ of past two decades has been the most sterile and unproductive period of general technological advancement in the past two hundred years- and I do not make that claim lightly. To better understand what I am getting at, ask yourself if you can name a single non-computer product that has improved your life or is somehow associated with the modern world which would not have existed without this pseudo “revolution”. Give it a try.. can you think of any non-compter product which would not have exsited without this so-called “revolution”.

Since we have to start from somewhere- let us start with modern jet airliners? Well.. every airliner designed until the late 1990s was largely designed by competent engineers using their engineers using their experience and some combination of slide rules, desktop calculators, 8- or 16- bit desktops connected to a few clunky mainframes. The DC-9, DC-10, 737, 747 etc were designed in what was essentially pre-computer era. The A-320 was designed at very start of era where electronic computers (mostly mainframes) of any type were widely used for aircraft design. The 777 was the last aircraft designed with a combination of good engineering and primitive CAD technology. Only the 787 was designed in era of modern “computing”- and it has been the most over-budget and troubled design of them all.

And this is not just restricted to airliners. Consider space exploration and missiles. The space race between erstwhile USSR and USA occurred before the modern computing “revolution”. People went into space before even their vehicles had a single solid-state transistors, let alone a IC or CPU, within their rockets and vehicles. The flight control computer used in Apollo missions was a hand-made computer with about the same computational capability as an early Apple II, TRS-80 or Commodore PET- though it was a 16-bit machine. The Pioneer and Voyageur Probes which are the only man-made objects to visit Uranus and Neptune (albeit in a fly-by) did not have CCD cameras nor CPUs. The same is true for both Viking probes which landed on Mars in l970s as well as the Venera family of space probes that USSR successfully landed on Venus in that era. Oh.. and all those lunar probes and soviet lunar rovers too.

The vast majority of space probes launched prior to late 1990s used tube technology (or very primitive CCDs) for imaging and very basic IC circuits joined to make ersatz CPUs. And guess what.. they performed their job magnificently. But it gets even more interesting when you look at aircraft and missiles used by the military. Did you know that first ICBMs did not use solid-state electronics and it was not until the 1980s that ICBMs using Integrated Circuit Blocks for guidance became commonplace. Funny thing is that the accuracy of ICBMs has not increased by a worthwhile margin since the 1980s. Even ALCMs (Air Launched Cruise Missiles) achieved almost the same accuracy and guidance capabilities as those used today with what essentially a mixture of custom ASICS along with 8- and 16- bit CPUs. The GPS system worked just fine with receivers that contained what were essentially 8- and 16- bit CPUs.

Even the state of design for nuclear weapons, which were often designed using a combination of previous experience and calculations on some of the first real “supercomputers”, has not progressed much further than it was in the mid-1980s. Remember that every single warhead in American and Russian Inventory was (at best) designed on a “super-computer” with less computational power than the original XboX game console. The same holds for design of everything from nuclear submarines, tanks, guns and missiles. To put it bluntly, even in areas where the computational “revolution” should have helped the most, things have been pretty stagnant since the 1980s- and not for the lack of money and resources thrown at the Military-Industrial complex. It is as if big and substantial technological advances haven’t occurred in these and many other fields since the late 1980s to mid-1990s.

Since we are at almost a thousand words, I will wrap up this post. In the next ones, I will write about how the so-called computational “revolution” has not improved the quality of housing and automobiles, school and university education, transport and corporate logistics, process of drug development, everyday financial transactions and.. yes.. even popular entertainment. Even popular entertainment..

What do you think? Comments?

The Dumpster Fire of 2020 Election is Eerily Reminiscent of 2016

October 20, 2020 12 comments

As I have written in more than one recent post, the 2020 election and its aftermath is almost guaranteed to be a dumpster fire of epic proportions. Then again, where else but in this “exceptional demockracy” do the two major political parties nominate a narcissistic used-car salesman to run against a guy in the early stages of senile dementia. While some features of this clusterfuck are unprecedented (at least in the previous 80-90 years), others are.. well.. strangely familiar. One could even make the case that the ongoing slow-motion train accident has more than a few similarities to its immediate predecessor, also known as the then unprecedented clusterfuck.. I mean electoral campaign and election.. of 2016. Here is why.

1] The first similarity between 2016 and 2020 comes down to the so-called “independent” and “objective” pre-election “polls”, or as I like to call them- sad and increasingly futile attempts to manipulate voter turnout for political ends. Some of you might remember that almost every single “poll” during the 2016 election cycle had Trump trailing Hillary by at least a few points. Moreover the purported “gap” between them supposedly increased to double digits after the release of those ‘Access Hollywood’ tapes in early October 2016. Even “exit polls” performed on election days showed Trump losing to Hillary in areas and states that he eventually won.

So why were all those polls, which had predicted previous electoral results, so wrong? Well.. I can think of many reasons such as people screening their calls, not telling the truth, bad data sampling and a ton of other innocent explanations. But given that many were more accurate in previous years, one has to consider the possibility that election “polls” are designed and performed to create and support a bullshit narrative rather than report the facts. And this would not be unprecedented. Consider the so-called “free” media in west. Have you noticed that almost all MSM outlets and presstitues are either grovelling stenographers for elites or manufactured opposition who are occasionally allowed to report on minor scandals.

Remember that WaterGate was a mouse fart compared to far bigger and consequential stories in that same time window such as the atrocious conduct of Vietnam War prior to Tet offensive, secret carpet-bombing bombing of Laos, support for ethnic genocide in Indonesia and much more. Remember when MSM and “respected” presstitutes kept telling you that Saddam Hussein had WMDs and connections with 9/11 hijackers? Remember when they also told you that Bin Laden had an amazing mountain lair like some villain in a James Bond movie. Or how about them telling you that the leftist leaders of Venezuela and Bolivia had no real popular support. I could go on but my point is that many people are increasingly unwilling to believe that make-believe bullshit narratives peddled by these incompetent but “credentialed” losers.

2] You might have heard Dementia Joe’ supporters tell you that they might win Texas and Georgia this time around. Funny thing.. Hillary and her supporters said something very similar in 2016. I distinctly remember them boasting how they were likely to win those two states because of “demographic changes” or some other bullshit. But wait.. Obama said something very similar to that in 2008. So how have things worked out thus far? Well.. in Texas, the percentage of non-voters, especially among the state’s Hispanic population, has remained stubbornly high. As far as Georgia is concerned, Democrats have been pushing that same bullshit dream since at least 2008, and yet every single election brings them no closer to actually winning that state. Could it happen this time? Well.. it is 2020, but I would not put down my money for making that bet.

The more interesting question is- why do Democrats think they will “eventually” win those states? Well.. according to them, the racially diverse younger generation is less conservative than their parents and are therefore somehow magically going to vote for Democrats. But why should that be the case? After all, Democrats have done nothing to address the many problems faced by younger generations such as huge student loans, high cost of housing, poorly paid and unstable jobs, nearly unaffordable quality childcare and a host of other systemic problems related to rise of neoliberalism in west. It is no secret that centrist and center-left political parties who are more obsessed with LGBTQ rights and proper pronouns rather than needs of working class have done poorly in elections over past decade.

3] Moving on.. remember how in 2016, every “respectable” MSM outlet and presstitute was constantly predicting that Trump was going to lose big and become a pariah in Republican party afterwards? So.. how has that “prediction” worked out? Need I remind you that Trump still has an over 90% approval rating among partisan Republican voters- and this after he screwed the response to COVID-19 pandemic. To be fair, so did the much more “respectable” leaders of every other major western nation. But this elite fetish for “respectability” is deeper and more comical than you might think. Consider the types of campaign ads run by Hillary in 2026. Almost 2/3 rds of them were about the poor character of Trump. How did that work out? Of course. Biden’s handlers have learnt nothing from 2016.

You might have noticed that most of their 2020 campaign ads are about how Trump is a uniquely bad character and how Biden is “normal” and “qualified”. It is as if they hired the same “campaign experts” hired by Hillary in 2016- and they very likely did. Very few of their ads give concrete and feasible sounding plans about how a Democratic administration would actually improve the lives of those who voted for them. I guess, they are being unintentionally honest- because they have zero intention of changing the status quo which led to that Orange Buffoon being elected in the first place. Isn’t that a brilliant plan? Just like their non-existent plan to fully reopen the economy, compensate tens of millions workers properly, save all those small business.. you know, actually get out of this self-inflicted hole.

4] You kept hearing “news” about how Trump’s 2020 campaign is falling apart, republican politician are deserting him and and how people in it are busy looking for alternate post-election gigs. Funny thing.. I remember MSM outlets pushing the exact same stories in 2016. It is if they cannot even recycle made-up stories without using the same scripts. Says a lot about their real levels of competence.. doesn’t it? But somehow these same presstitutes do not see eerie the similarity between lack of enthusiasm for Biden in 2020 to that for Hillary in 2016. Or the unusual similarities between the almost complete lack of public enthusiasm for Kamala Harris in 2020 to Tim Kaine in 2016. Isn’t it also interesting that both Biden and Hillary drastically cut down on their public appearances in final weeks of election because Democrats were so sure of their “inevitable triumph”.

There are many other odd and eerie similarities between the clusterfuck of 2020 campaign and election to their direct predecessors from 2016, but we are already past a thousand words. I might write a followup part, depending on the comments.

What do you think? Comments?

Interesting YouTube Channel: Scotty Kilmer

October 18, 2020 8 comments

Since I am still working on the first in a series about how the personal computing revolution of 1980s and beyond has not improved the quality of life or sped up technological progress, here is something to keep you going till then. And yes.. it is related to what I intend to talk about in that series. The overall point will be that personal computing revolution has actually worsened technological and socio-economic stagnation, in addition to amplifying the damaging effects of neoliberalism aka late-stage capitalism. The Youtube channel I am linking to, which some of you might have already come across, sorta touches on it- albeit in an indirect way.

So.. there is a guy, Scotty Kilmer, who has been a car mechanic for decades with a flair for TV and YouTube appearances. While his style of labeling videos is sorta clickbaity and kitschy- if you have watched more than a few of his videos- it becomes obvious that he actually knows what he is talking about. One of the jokes about his channel is that he will always recommend buying a used Toyota or Honda. In any case, given the horrible non-truck sales of american automobile manufacturers over past two decades, one cannot say he is wrong.

What makes his channel interesting, if you can get past the kitschiness of it, is that he is quite honest about who makes good engines (not just Japanese manufacturers), why the Ford F-150 is a much better pickup than its competitors, why most modern luxury cars are basically unsalvageable after even fairly minor accidents etc. In some of his videos he will also often go into how thoughtless outsourcing, fake “innovation” and bean-counters killed the quality (and ultimately the sales) of American and now increasingly European cars. So, ya.. if you find that sort of stuff interesting, you will like his materiel.

Here is a link to the YouTube channel: Scotty Kilmer

Clip #1 – Why Toyota Makes the Most Reliable Cars, Japanese vs American Culture

Clip #2 – Here’s Why You Need to Buy a Lexus

What do you think? Comments?

NSFW Links: Oct 12, 2020

October 12, 2020 2 comments

These links are NSFW. Will post something more intellectual tomorrow.

Amateur Topless Beach Cuties: Oct 1, 2020 – Busty amateur cuties sitting on the beach.

Beach Cuties with Sunglasses: Oct 5, 2020 – Beach cuties with obvious breast implants.

Enjoy! Comments?

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Recent Thoughts on Possible Outcomes for Upcoming 2020 Election

October 10, 2020 12 comments

As many of you know, over the past two months I have posted articles which bring up certain unsettling possibilities regarding outcome of 2020 election. These have included the possibility of Trump somehow cancelling or sabotaging conduct of that election, neither Trump nor Biden conceding afterwards and whether any “winner” will be seen as legitimate. If you have been following one of my twitter accounts, you also know that I have repeatedly expressed serious concerns whether this election and its aftermath will cause some serious and likely irreversible damage to the socio-economic-political status quo in this country. To be fair, it was looking pretty bad even before the COVID-19 clusterfuck- specifically the thoughtless and moronic response to the pandemic than the virus itself. But ya.. the highly ineffectual and disjointed response to COVID-19 pandemic has made an already shitty situation so much more worse.

With that in mind, let us talk about possible outcomes of the 2020 election, starting with the most obvious.. and ya, none of them are good.

1] At this point, barring a miracle of some sort, it is almost certain that the “results” of 2020 election will be litigated to a level we have never seen. The 2020 primaries have already given us a preview of how chaotic and contentious elections with heavy percentage of ‘mail in’ ballots can go.. and most of those clusterfucks occurred in so-called ‘blue’ states. Given that Trump and Republicans are already trying very hard to reduce and reject votes from areas in ‘swing’ states with large number of loyal Democrat voters, you can be assured that it will get rather ugly after November 3. But wait.. it could get worse as Democrats are also going to try to disqualify mail-in ballots from predominantly Republican areas in those ‘swing’ states. Now add in the possibility.. certainty.. that Trump calls upon his armed constituency of voters in those states to stop ‘those Democrats from stealing the election’. FYI- I am not the only person who thinks this chain of events could lead to some.. interesting outcomes.

2] Now let us talk about a much less discussed. but very realistic possibility which should give nightmares to Democrats- if they actually wanted to win. You might have noticed that many recent “polls” by MSM outlets and establishment institutions are giving Dementia Joe a 10.. 15.. or even 16 % lead over the Tangerine Idiot. Of course, once you look at their methods, specifically the percentages of each voter pool they sampled as well as Biden never breaking past 52% in most of these “polls”, it becomes obvious that they serve the same purpose as those released by these same outlets a couple of weeks before November 8, 2016. It is about creating a fake narrative and trying to suppress voter turnout for Trump- which they tried unsuccessfully four years ago. But Democrats and their media butt-boys do not want to learn anything from their failures of 2016. Having said that, this strategy is far more dangerous in 2020 than in 2016, and here is why.

A lot of people who claim to support Dementia Joe and promise to vote for him election.. are what we might call.. very soft supporters who have no enthusiasm for their candidate. To put it bluntly, if they are convinced or have an excuse to not vote for Dementia Joe, it is very likely that many of them might not do so. Publishing fake polls which show Biden “winning” by 10-16% is actually the perfect way for Democrats to suppress turnout of their own base. I can bet you that Dementia Joe is going to receive far fewer votes from young Black, Hispanics and even educated white supporters than he might otherwise simply because these fake “polls” provide them an excuse to not vote for him. In contrast, Trump’s supporters are far more enthusiastic and actually believe they have something to lose if Trump loses election. Just like 2016, these fake polls generated by idiot Democrat apparatchiks are going to drive up his turnout of both mail-in as well in-person voters.

3] It is no secret that nominating a guy with obvious dementia and neoliberal policies has not exactly electrified the younger set of voters. As some of you might recall, Democrats have long had this silly idea about how the changing racial and educational profile of the younger bunch of voters is going to magically give them a permanent majority. As you also might know, this belief hasn’t worked for the past 12 years.. which hasn’t stopped Democrats from believing in it even more fervently. The 2020 election might deal this belief a particularly cruel blow. It is no secret that the ill-advised shutdowns in response to COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in levels of unemployment beyond anything we have seen since early 1930s- an we are talking about real levels of unempleoyment, which far exceed what you see in government statistics. Anyway.. the groups which have been most hurt by this shutdown are the young (under-40s) with the profile that Democrats imagine will give endless electoral victories.

Except that it is now far less likely to occur and here is why.. You might have noticed that Democrats are very pro-lockowns, especially of the endless variety, without having the ability or willingness to adequately compensate the victims. Between endlessly repeating mindless drivel such as “believe the science”, “believe the experts” and not having a realistic plan for going back to normal, they have achieved what Republicans could have only dreamed. I am referring to the simple, if inconvenient fact, that they have made voting Republican (or not voting Democrat) the only realistic choice of those who want to open up the economy as soon as possible. Way to go.. dumbfucks! It does not help that Biden has especially poor support among the under-40 segment of Black and Hispanic voters. The points mentioned in 2] and 3] are why I think the race will far closer than many Democrats want to believe.

4] When there is is a close electoral race in a highly polarized political environment such as the one we live in today, things can go bad- and this before we factor Trump in the equation. Rest assured that Trump and Republicans are going to go to unprecedented levels of cheating to win this election. What makes the Trump factor so chaotic is that it is entirely within bounds of possibility that his diehard supporters who number in tens of millions and are armed will likely support him to levels unimaginable for other Republican candidates. In other words, I would be so not surprised if we start seeing armed groups clash with less armed groups all over country in aftermath of election. While I do not foresee a full-blown civil war, large disturbances and chronic armed clashes of the type seen in Ukraine, Pakistan etc are entirely within the realms of possibility.

Let me know what you think. I have some even more dire scenarios for the weeks leading to election and in its immediate aftermath- and all of them are fairly plausible.

What do you think? Comments?

Interesting YouTube Channels: History Time

October 6, 2020 3 comments

Occasionally I come across YouTube channels whose content far surpasses anything you can find on network and cable TV. Most of these channels are.. should we say.. specialty channels dealing with topics ranging from guns and ammunition, older computers, electronic gadgets, visual astronomy, geology and a lot of stuff most of you might not be interested. However this is one of those which I think many of you might find interesting.

Link to YouTube Channel: History Time

Here is one of their latest videos about a topic (Origins of Sea people and their role in Bronze age collapse) which is far more extensive and detailed than anything you produced by BBC, NPR etc. In contrast to many other documentaries on this subject, it does not put too much weight on one hypothesis- which is a good sign.

And here is a link to another of their YouTube Channels: History of the Earth

In this videos on their other channel, they talk about Late Heavy Bombardment (by very large asteroids and planetoids) in the early solar system- something which occurred after planets were formed in close to their current positions and locations. The thing is.. we can see the effects of this bombardment on Moon, Mars, Mercury but not on Earth or Venus- though the later has not well studied. One of the more interesting questions is how life on early earth, which we are almost certain existed in the form of microbes survived the last phase of this planetary bombardment. Interesting short documentary about a fairly obscure topic.

What do you think? Comments?

Quick Thoughts on Short-Term Effects of Trump Catching COVID-19

October 3, 2020 19 comments

As readers know, 2020 has been a most unusual year full of all sorts of surprises. Who could have foreseen the decision by establishment Democrats to close ranks behind a frail old man with senile dementia to run against the orange idiot? Of course, not all events are unexpected even if many of their consequences might be hard to foresee. Trump catching COVID-19 is an excellent example of something which was totally predictable but whose consequences are much harder to predict. I had expected him to catch it months ago, especially given his unwillingness to hide in the basement like Dementia Joe. So it was not surprising when Trump announced yesterday that he had tested positive for COVID-19. With that on mind, let us talk about potential consequences.

1] As many of you have heard, Trump has received an infusion (8g) of two monoclonal antibiotics (REGN-COV2) manufactured by Regeneron. While this drug is currently in clinical trials, there is enough evidence that it causes a significant reduction of virus levels in body fluids. Since Trump received this drug before progressing onto the later and more serious inflammatory symptoms, it will very likely benefit him. He is also receiving a 5 day course of Remdesivir (200mg on day 1 and 100 mg on day2-5). Once again, since he received it before progressing onto inflammatory symptoms, it will benefit him far more than those who receive it after being quite ill for a number of days. While this might not cheer up MikeCA, Trump is very likely to survive this illness and be back in the White House sometime next week- ready to berate Dementia Joe again.

2] While Joe Biden had a negative COVID-19 test yesterday, this is likely to change over next few days since there is usually a 3-6 day period between infection and producing enough viruses to be detected by PCR-based tests. Since it is almost certain that Trump was in asymptomatic, but potentially infectious, stage when he shared the stage with Biden at the first debate. It does not help that more than a few of Trump’s entourage at that debate were also infectious. Did I also mention that normal cloth masks cannot stop COVID-19. Unlike Trump whose is in otherwise OK health for a 74-year old man, Biden is a very frail 78-year old in early stages of senile dementia. To make a long story short, if Biden gets COVID-19 his prognosis will be far worse than Trump. Biden might end up where many liberals and progressives are praying for Trump to end up.

3] While many talking-heads on corporate news outlet and twitter pundits are trying to demean Trump by spreading rumors and demanding an ever increasing amount of personal information about his medical status, this strategy is likely to backfire since he is now increasingly an object of sympathy as he now has something in common with an increasing number of people in this country. Many still remember how all these MSM cocksuckers kept on hyping “scandal” after “scandal” for the past four years. It is like the boy who cried wolf.. after enough false calls, the person making them loses credibility. Long story short, it is not going to hurt his poll numbers and will likely increase them as well as embolden his more determined (and armed) supporters. And as mentioned above, Biden isn’t out of the COVID-19 woods yet.

4] The case for Trump being an incompetent moron who does not deserve re-election could have been far stronger IF Democrats had presented a significantly better economic vision of future, demonstrated ability to fulfill at least some of their previous promises and selected a presidential candidate who did not have senile dementia. Instead these paid losers have decided to focus on bullshit which only appeals to white upper-middle class types such as “respectability”, bullshit about the “green new deal”, gobblygook on “extending” Obamacare, talk about banning semi-automatic guns and other “woke” cultural bullshit that nobody who does not live in certain coastal zipcodes cares about. People such as MikeCA are partisan democrats because it is about social class rather than actual belief in anything he pretends to care about.

5] Let me now repeat something which needs to repeated as long as people such as MikeCA pretend to be appalled by Trump. The orange buffoon, you see, is the result of everything which has been going wrong in this country for past four decades.. and let us not pretend that this decision was not bipartisan. Trump, or someone similar to him, was as inevitable in our era as Hitler in post-1930 Germany or Mussolini in post-WW1 Italy. People in this country have stopped believing that politicians are anything but greedy, cynical, corrupt assholes who are increasingly disconnected from the people who vote them into power. Trying to portray Trump as “uniquely bad” because he does brazenly what other politicians do more surreptitiously is not a recipe for defeating Trump. Then again.. perhaps, Democrats don’t want to defeat Trump, since they are fake opposition paid by same people as Republicans.

In summary, based on everything we know to date, Trump is very unlikely to die or even suffer prolonged hospitalization due to COVID-19. The same cannot be said about Biden, especially in next few days. The attempts by MSM outlets and Twitter pundits to defame and enjoy Trump getting sick with COVID-19 is likely to backfire on them and Democrats.

What do you think? Comments?