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Dave Cohen
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Denial is not just a river in Egypt.
Interests: evolution, energy, the economy, climate, astrobiology, music, paleontology, culture
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Well, it took a long time, but Tim Pool has finally come round to my position—we are dealing with fascists. These ruthless authoritarians (my definition) control most of our major institutions (the Democrats, the big globalist corporations, the big social media companies ("Silicon Valley"), the corporate-owned TV/print media, Wall Street, the prestigious universities, Hollywood, the security ("deep") state bureaucrats). This is alarming to say the least. People are generally confused about what fascism means because of 70 years of biased academic social studies. These studies originated in the Frankfurt school (Max Horkheimer, Theodor Adorno and rest). In the post-war period... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Decline of the Empire
Today Twitter and Facebook would not allow anyone on their platforms to link to the New York Post story which seems to show that Joe Biden lied about his and his son's corrupt connections to the criminally-run Ukrainian gas company Burisma. The story was published yesterday on October 14, 2020. Remember this date. Let's sum up the meaning of this— Facebook and Twitter are interfering in the U.S. election to support the Democrats and making no bones about it — they are daring us to stop them. Facebook and Twitter have declared that truth is whatever they say it is.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Decline of the Empire
I have tried to think about what I should write as I witness the terrible events of 2020, America's great crisis. Fuck it. Here is what's important now. There's a presidential election on November 3, 2020. On the one hand, you've got a totally unhinged, fraudulent, and now purely evil political party who call themselves Democrats. They are running a Manchurian candidate named Joe Biden, an old man who has serious and worsening dementia, a man who is utterly corrupt, and a sicko who can't keep himself from shamelessly touching any woman within his pathetic grasp. Still, this hardly matters... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2020 at Decline of the Empire
NYC mayor Bill DeBlasio's official Black Lives Matter mural, which he recently helped paint in front of Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue, was "vandalized" again on Saturday. It was "vandalized" according to news reports because it's OK to paint the street when that lying motherfucker DeBlasio the dictator of New York City says it is, but it's not OK to do it when it's not politically sanctioned by the tyrant. Two women "defaced" the mural because these phony BLM assholes and the politicians who protect them are "liars!" because in reality "they don't care" about black people! because all of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2020 at Decline of the Empire
"You can observe a lot by just watching." — Yogi Berra In his video BLM Supporter Shoots Woman For Saying 'All Lives Matter' And News Tries To Cover It Up, Tim Pool exclaims "I don't know why the media wouldn't tell us the truth about the shooting" (5:50 mark, watch the video up until then). I am going to answer Tim's anguished question in this post—why didn't the corporate-owned media report on this murder? The answer has profound consequences because if the corporate media silence (cover-up) is successful in this and so many other cases, millions of propagandized, ignorant Americans... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2020 at Decline of the Empire
I've already told you we have a fascist infestation in the United States. People in the U.S. are likely unaware that this authoritarian resurgence is more advanced in the United Kingdom. As I listened to the UK channel spiked podcast today, called it's time to cancel cancel culture, I was reminded of Karl Popper's argument regarding the degree to which liberal (i.e., tolerant) societies should tolerate intolerance. I will quote Popper, and then give you my answer to this urgent question. You're almost certainly not going to like the answer. Here's the famous quote from Popper— Popper was a non-religious... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2020 at Decline of the Empire
The crazies have been tearing down statues lately. They started with slaveholders, moved on to presidents, and now they're tearing down abolitionists who fought and sometimes died fighting slavery. Their next targets are Lincoln (freed the slaves) and Jesus (too white). All of this is being done in name of virtue and assumed moral superiority. Throughout human history, political evil always presents itself as virtuous and morally superior. If humans who are currently not so crazy could even understand this one simple thing, all would be made clear to them. These people, the ones who are willing to live and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2020 at Decline of the Empire
The fascists are still doing the things that fascists do. They will never stop until "normal" people stand up to them. These neo-fascists are like The Terminator. Listen. Understand. That Terminator is out there. It can't be reasoned with, it can't be bargained with...it doesn't feel pity of remorse or fear...and it absolutely will not stop. Ever. Until you are dead. Tim knows this, but he doesn't think regular Americans will stand up to them (and neither do I). Because modern humans generally and Americans in particular are very well domesticated. Thus they are spineless, are abject cowards. Modern humans... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2020 at Decline of the Empire
Most of the people I watch on YouTube spend a lot of time calling out moral hypocrisy in those they are criticizing. Let's first try to define moral hypocrisy and then talk about how it relates to the current, urgent political crisis in the United States (here and here). Moral Hypocrisy — saying or doing something in one context and then saying or doing something else in another context which contradicts what was said or done in the first; in both contexts the thing said or done expresses a moral preference, but the two preferences expressed are incompatible. I trust... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2020 at Decline of the Empire
... a film in which 500 hundred years in the future America is run by low-grade morons, he got the timing all wrong. In reality, in 2006 that future was only 14 years away. Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2020 at Decline of the Empire
Here's a follow-up to A Clear And Present Danger (June 10, 2020). In that post I included a Tucker Carlson video. Carlson, along with Tim Pool, are two mainstays opposing the fascist threat in the United States. Tim Pool has a report today talking about the escalating attempts to destroy Tucker Carlson (video below). This is a beautiful example of just the kind of threat I was talking about in yesterday's post. Disney, T-Mobile and others are pulling their advertising support for Tucker's nightly show, which is the most viewed show on TV cable news. As Tim notes, this is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2020 at Decline of the Empire
Think of this post as me doing you Americans a favor. You're welcome. I don't know what you think you know or what you do not know, but I am confident that the vast, vast majority of you don't know much. Now, I could provide reams of observation and analysis to back up everything I'm about to say, but there's no time or need for that. So let's cut to the chase. When I tell you things below, just take my word for it. I'll keep this short. There is a fascist infestation in America. When I say "fascist" I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2020 at Decline of the Empire
This is a lightly edited e-mail reply to a former reader who told me about Michael Moore's new documentary dissing Green Energy. Hi ___, I don't care anymore about "green energy". That was always bullshit anyway. The biosphere is still fucked, though it will be fucked a little more slowly due to the suicide of the United States and Europe in response to the pandemic. The economy here in America has basically collapsed. About 33.5 million people in the U.S. have filed for unemployment benefits in the last 7 weeks. That's much worse than what happened at the beginning of... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2020 at Decline of the Empire
I have always preferred the dance version. I'm sure millions upon millions of people are happier to be alive now than ever before! And by the way, when all this hysterical bullshit finally gets sorted out, the mortality rate from COVID-19 will likely turn out to be less than 0.6% when you strip away those who had pre-existing conditions, those walking around without symptoms, and so on. Not that anyone will acknowledge their previous cluelessness. Humans have always stumbled around in the dark because they do not and can not know themselves. And because of this all-too-human farce, our once... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2020 at Decline of the Empire
The grim news out of the White House today is that Dr. Fauci and therefore President Trump expect between 100,000 and 240,000 deaths in an unspecified time frame due to COVID-19 (aka., the Wuhan Flu, the Kung Flu, or the Chinese Virus). This number is based on a model. A model makes assumptions about (assigns values to) relevant variables X1, X2, ... , Xn, and plugs those variables into some equations to make a predictions about outcomes, in this case the estimated deaths which will be caused by the Kung Flu. Simplifying, those equations are the model. (For grisly details,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2020 at Decline of the Empire
I relent. I mean, everybody knows that humans behave admirably and with great restraint when confronted with extreme resource scarcity. They don't kill each other over toilet paper or egg rolls or anything like that. Everybody knows that humans confronted with multiple existential threats will just sit passively waiting to be saved or waiting to die, whichever comes first. Ask any evolutionary biologist — there's nothing to worry about here! I mean, what could go wrong? We didn't need global civilization anyway. I mean, c',mon — we're not animals, right? It'll be fine! With this exuberant C'ant Do Can Do... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2020 at Decline of the Empire
Enlightened California Governor Gavin Newsome just ordered all state residents to sequester themselves until April 19th, which is 30 days from now. They can leave the house for food and drugs. That is, until they die of starvation well before that date in millions of cases because working people living paycheck to paycheck are no longer receiving a paycheck. These are working Americans. They've been fucked over by neo-liberal globalist elites for 40 years now! They don't have any god-damned savings. And I guarantee you families can easily starve to death well before the Federal Government manages to send them... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2020 at Decline of the Empire
By now you've probably heard the term — social distancing. In short, the call is for humans to isolate themselves from others to prevent an exponential rise in COVID-19 cases. What's the quickest way to drive a human crazy? Well, one of the fastest, most effective ways is to put them in solitary confinement. As I've stressed in the past, humans are social animals. With the exception of true introverts like me, humans thrive around other people. Humans get energy from social interactions. If those interactions are cut off, humans become angry. If they are helpless and thus can not... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2020 at Decline of the Empire
Unless you're comatose, you know that the world is looking at a COVID-19 epidemic (coronavirus, Wuhan Flu, etc.). Over the last 2 weeks in the United States, having done too little too late to prepare for the inevitable arrival of the virus, the instinctual response has been as expected — total panic and overreaction. Most Americans (including me) are hunkered down "sheltering in place" or enduring forced unemployment. The most expert opinion I've found states that COVID-19 has at most a 0.6% mortality rate (here, after the 8:00 mark). The elderly and those with pre-existing health conditions are the most... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2020 at Decline of the Empire
I haven't said anything for a long while now and nobody reads here anyway. As far as I'm concerned, this post's title says it all. Perhaps you have heard of Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS)? I'm guessing about 45% of those living in the U.S. have this awful disease for which there is no known cure, at least as long as Trump is in the White House. What is this disease? According to Wikipedia it is ... a term for criticism or negative reactions to United States President Donald Trump that are alleged to be irrational and have little regard towards... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2020 at Decline of the Empire
Oh, happy day. Now it's time to crush pro-war globalist elites trying to subvert democracy in the United States. Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2019 at Decline of the Empire
I've already given up on Homo sapiens but you almost certainly have not. If you still give a shit, if only to protect yourself and your family, you need to understand that if you want to keep what's left of our democracy and your constitutionally guaranteed rights, you will need to push back on what's going on in Washington in 2019. The elites who run this country are totally corrupt. They will sacrifice anything and anyone to get what they want. The worst of their political representatives is Democrat Adam Schiff of California's 28th district. He's been running the impeachment... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2019 at Decline of the Empire
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Were I to leave the house this morning, I would have a choice to make. I could go left or I could go right. As it turns out, this is no choice at all according to House speaker Nancy Pelosi because "I also pointed out to the President that I had concerns that all roads seem to lead to Putin..." All roads lead here ... ' In her role as speaker the house, Nancy Pelosi is third in line for the presidency of the United States. This makes her one of the most powerful people on Earth. In contemplating the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2019 at Decline of the Empire
Today I have a question for you humans out there. First, watch Matt Christiansen's video below. OK, here's the question— Are we really going to let these very low awareness, unaccountable, unscrupulous Google assholes run a huge part of the internet? Right? I mean, they're dishonest, slippery, deceitful and unprincipled—the means apparently always justify the ends, but what exactly are the "ends" here? No doubt these unconsciously arrived at ends include more for them and less for everybody else, but I wonder how they rationalize/justify their disgraceful and immoral behavior. They're not saying and don't have to because Might Makes... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2019 at Decline of the Empire