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Response to COVID-19 Destroyed the Credibility of Social Democracy

In the past few months and weeks, readers of you might have about increasingly tyrannical laws and regulations being passed in many European countries in their comically sad attempts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. I am not going to give you a long list of every stupid idea being proposed or already implemented in European countries since that list keeps on growing with very passing day. It is however important to recognize that nothing from very high rates of vaccination, dumb mask mandates, ill-thought curfews and lockdowns, vaccine passports and many other equally dumb ideas have had any effect on the rate of case increases seen throughout this autumn. Respiratory viruses.. you see.. are seasonal, even if bureaucrats are delusional enough to believe they can control them.

However this topic is not going to focus on the delusions of these bureaucrats. Instead we are going to talk about how the authoritarian and increasingly tyrannical actions of these morons have destroyed the credibility of center-left model of European “social democracy”. So let us start by first defining what this whole “social democracy” scam was about and why it seemed a good alternative to the American system. The modern version of what we refer to as “social democracy” in Europe became a thing as that continent was trying to recover in the aftermath of WW2. The underlying idea was simple and outwardly reasonable.. in exchange for lower material living standards and much greater governmental interference in everyday life than the more free-wheeling Americans, citizens of many west-European countries were promised universal and decent healthcare, free or inexpensive education, long paid vacations, good infrastructure and public services and a generous safety net.

While Americans typically associate such a system with Scandinavian countries, the reality is that almost every single west-European has (or had) some version of this- at least for the first four decades after WW2. However after 1991, for reasons that should be obvious, things started changing and all those benefits were pared back to the point where all that sacrifice and submission to government did not not translate into a more secure or better life for the median citizen of those countries. Sure.. it is probably still better to be poor in Germany and France than West Virginia or California- but not by as much as it used be in past. My point is that neoliberalism is as much a fact of life in western Europe as it in this country. However there is one big difference between this country and those in western Europe.

Remember when I said something about how “social democracy” requires paternalism and governmental interference. Turns out that all that governmental interference requires a lot of parasites’.. I mean.. bureaucrats. To make matters worse, as those government pared back their services for median citizen, they kept hiring more parasites.. I mean.. bureaucrats who had to find some way to justify their continued existence. This is why the patchwork of stupid laws and rules becomes worse with each passing year and nothing gets done on time. Have a look at how infrastructure projects in Germany are now routinely substandard, delayed in planning and execution in addition to being full of graft. This collapse of competence and ability to build and maintain things is especially obvious when you compare west European countries to Asian countries such as Japan, South Korea, China.. and even India.

Many people think that this decline is linked to western European countries undergoing a slow demographic collapse, but the reality is much worse. What we are seeing is largely due to bureaucratic parasitism with adverse demographic trends being a distant secondary factor. If it was just demography, Japan would be in a much worse state than west European countries- but it is doing much better than them. But what does any of this have to do with how the botched response to COVID-19 pandemic in European countries destroying the credibility of “social democracy”. Well for starters, the incredible amount of bad and stupid decisions made without any real acknowledgement of failure by European bureaucrats shows that the main underlying justification for letting “credentialed experts” make decisions is based on the myth of competence. While it has become increasingly obvious over past two decades that they are incompetent, the sheer amount of fail (still ongoing) displayed by these parasites in response to the pandemic makes it impossible to ignore or look away.

How hard do you have to try to keep believing morons who consistently fucked up and made increasing outrageous lies to explain their failures. Takes a lot of effort to keep the faith in status quo, doesn’t it? But wait.. it gets worse. During the still ongoing process of trying to pretend they can affect the course of pandemic, they have shown their true authoritarian colors. From closing down national borders, interminable lockdowns, strict mask mandates, cancelling normal medical procedures, forcing mediocre vaccines which do not prevent transmission, implementing “vaccine passports”, suppressing freedom of speech and much more- these parasites have shown that they are authoritarian and incompetent, which is not a good combination. See.. people in this country and many other parts of world saw “social democracy” as a relatively good system because it did not screw up badly for many decades.

Sure.. the cracks were widening, the paint was peeling off and it was making weird noises- but most people still thought that European “social democracy” could be repaired. Now we know how it behaves under real stress and it is not a pretty sight. Not only is it not “social” but it is not even a “democracy”. Instead we are left with having to watch the ugly and putrid innards of a system which is nothing more than a way to ensure continued employment for corrupt, incompetent and authoritarian bug-men and bug-women. A system serving nobody except the very rich and the parasites employed by it. Suddenly all those dreams about how “social democracy” could provide good quality universal healthcare, good and inexpensive education, decent housing and other utilities at an affordable price.. not to mention a good social safety net appear hollow. Nor can “social democracy” provide the other things it promises such as freedom of speech, human rights or democracy. Think of COVID-19 as a strong flashlight which illuminated the hidden underlying dysfunction and rot in supposedly “good” systems.

What do you think? Comments?

  1. Poopface McGhee
    November 30, 2021 at 8:45 pm

    Maybe the rot is what you get when you have a nation built by former nazi’s and not because of “all the muzzles” like those alt right fags like Stardusk and hans claim…

    Germany is Nazi-land, always has been.

  2. doldrom
    December 1, 2021 at 8:39 am

    Don’t disagree, but European infrastructure and government competence is still much better than in the US.

    If you had said this twenty, or even ten years ago, I would have agreed. But that is no longer true. Then again, if you want to compare parts of Mississippi and West Virginia with European countries- that is your choice.

    The biggest difference between Japan, S Korea, China compared to the EU countries is migrants. Migrants are bankrupting the social welfare state, completely inundating all the programs as well as creating all kinds of expenses related to crime and misuse of the system. In many cities >50% of the pupils are migrants, and all the statistics point to hugely disparate outcomes for migrants. It also affects social solidarity and the undergirding culture necessary to safety net programs.

    • Ubermensch
      December 2, 2021 at 1:55 am

      Yes. The system was working quite well until they decided to flood Europe with millions of mostly uneducated immigrants who are now bankrupting the welfare states

    • bonzo
      December 2, 2021 at 9:01 am

      If it weren’t immigrants, it would be native-born lumpenprole.

      In the past, children as a retirement plan and source of social status offset the cost of bearing and rearing them. Now they are pure cost other than for the welfare class, so of course the welfare class overbreeds and other classes underbreed. As for love, that is enough to motivate a small amount of breeding by the quality class, but only if the love cant be displaced into cats and dogs.

      What is needed is to change the economic incentives. Make the mother pay the cost of incarcerating criminal children. Make the mother pay for abandoned disabled children. Let poor women and their children starve. Retirement benefits only to women who have children. Men on their own (no retirement benefits but also no child support obligations unless they sign a contract to that effect) so that women chose to breed with quality men. This is the system which prevailed before the welfare state (other than contracts for child support, but that’s what marriage was, however with paternity tests, contracts are better) and still prevails in poor countries, and will prevail again after the Great Crisis ahead.

  3. December 1, 2021 at 9:41 am

    Two questions:
    1. Do you think the people (the deplorables) have enough balls to put up a meaningful pushback?

    2. If the answer to 1 is “yes”, do you think it has the chance to be as consequential or on par with the French Revolution?

    I would guess it will be something like a cross between what happened in Eastern Europe after 1988 + what happened after WW1. Basically, people will abandon the discredited system in a very public manner. Will there be violence.. probably, but it far more of people supporting a new set of leaders with a very different ideology.

  4. Ubermensch
    December 2, 2021 at 1:40 am

    Advocatus you still seem to suffer from the delusion that life should be “good” and there should be “peace and harmony” and because most societies cannot hold up to those ideals, there is something “wrong”.

    You seem like a keyboard “tough guy”.. you know, the type that have been around since UseNet groups.

    This is essentially Christian idealism. Kind of funny that an atheist/nihilist like you holds such ideas.
    This idea that you should be “happy” is also such an unrealistic ideal.
    Life is a brutal struggle for existence, and it cannot be any other way. This is directly derived from physics, 2nd law of thermodynamics.
    There will never be a society that makes the majority of people happy.
    You also have to consider, that most people aren’t unhappy because of their material wealth. Even poor people in Europe have more material wealth today than actual kings had in the medieval area. What makes them unhappy is their low social status. But social status is a relative thing, only a tiny % will ever have high social status.

    • Ubermensch
      December 3, 2021 at 1:44 am

      “You seem like a keyboard “tough guy”.. you know, the type that have been around since UseNet groups.”

      And you are a walking contradiction, constantly making moral claims how the world “should” be, while also admitting to being a nihilist and that anything other than pure self interest is “illogical”.

      You judge other people for being “immoral” (the evil rich elites, or whatever other group you shit on in your posts), but you yourself are basically a moral nihilist.

      You want them to behave “morally”, because that would benefit YOU.

      You are are essentially a narcissist and it’s quite amusing that you don’t see this contradiction, because you are clearly a very intelligent person.

  5. Ubermensch
    December 2, 2021 at 3:16 am

    Almost all of Western civilization was just the result of having access to cheap free energy in the form of fossil fuels. Those are now running out. No method of clever social organization or clever restructuring of society will change that. So going forward we should expect war and struggle. Pretty much the default state of life on this planet.

    Peak oil message boards have disappeared for over a decade now. Isn’t it ironic..

    • A Texan
      December 2, 2021 at 3:24 am

      And we are also running out of other materials like phosphates for fertilizer, the difficulty of extracting various metals from far off places once the easy stuff has been found and mined, running out of the right kind of sand for concrete production and fracking. It’s a big list.

      Not really.. we are very good at recycling stuff such as the problematic stuff such as copper and rare earth metals. As far as phosphate is concerned we have over a hundred years based on current proven reserves.

    • Ubermensch
      December 3, 2021 at 1:48 am

      “Peak oil message boards have disappeared for over a decade now. Isn’t it ironic..”

      Yes maybe it will take another 100 or even 200 years before the oil runs out, but it will run out at some point.

      The peak oil fear mongering basically got replaced with climate change fear mongering, so it’s not required anymore, the outcome is the same.

      • doldrom
        December 3, 2021 at 4:57 am

        Peak oil is not about running out, it’s about costs.
        In Saudi and other oil provinces, there is still dirt cheap oil.
        But price is set at the margin, and it’s very costly to expand flow. New discoveries are not keeping up. Extra oil requires huge investments. The EROI has already dropped considerably (the energy produced requires higher energy input). All in all, there will be a tug of war between prices, investments, and demand destruction (economic contraction).

  6. A Texan
    December 2, 2021 at 3:25 am

    Admittedly, I did vote for Trump a couple times, but this kind of news is always a disappointment.

    https://www.newstarget.com/2021-11-30-trump-encouraged-his-supporters-to-take-vaccine.html

    Trump is a weak idiot with a son-in-law who loyalty is to a country other than this one.

    • A Texan
      December 3, 2021 at 2:29 am

      As you know, some of us in America had enough of the Clintons. Trump did do a handful of good things compared to the Zero Negro. Trump was not that great on the 2nd Amendment. The tax cuts helped. He did not deport as many illegals as Obama did. I’m really ready for the country to break up and let the shitlibs go find their utopia of shit-versity, faggots, and trannies.

      There is no voting our way out of this in the US or any other Western country.

  7. bonzo
    December 2, 2021 at 9:14 am

    As everyone surely knows, Nevada made glorious history by selecting a transwoman as Miss Nevada 2021, but unfortunately the Miss USA committee was not ready for full trans acceptance and so Miss Nevada was eliminated in the first round of the national pageant:
    https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/miss-usa-first-transgender-contestant-kataluna-enriquez-eliminated-early-182731473.html

    Now some of us readers have been patiently reading AD’s bloviations for years and I think it’s about time we got some more serious content from him. So I am hereby asking AD to answer the following questions:

    1) Has he ever fucked a fully transitioned tranny in her/their trans pussy aka front hole? Upper and rear holes (mouth and ass) don’t count, because those are same for all hupersons.

    Nope. lol

    2) Did he enjoy it and how did it compare with cis gendered pussy?


    NA

    3) What does he think of Miss Nevada 2021?

    Don’t care.

  8. Ape Mind
    December 4, 2021 at 2:14 am

    This pivotal moment

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