Blizzard Bans Blitzchung: Can China Stand Against a World of (Virtual) Warriors?


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Esports gamer Chung Ng Wai, who goes by Blitzchung, wears a gas mask and goggles and ends an interview saying “Liberate Hong Kong: Revolution of our times.” Hearthstone tournament sponsor Blizzard Entertainment bans him for a year and strips him of $10,000 in 2019 winnings. Is this just a case of an American company enforcing its legal contract and protecting its reputation? Or did parent company Activision Blizzard cave to minor investor Tencent Holdings Ltd., a massive Chinese conglomerate? Will global corporations ever stand up to the communist Chinese government and allow free speech? Can China stand against a world of (virtual) warriors who #BoycottBlizzard ? Longtime gamer Bill Whittle oversees creation of some four dozen new shows each month, evaluating the news of the day in the context of time-tested principles. You can see most of our shows at https://BillWhittle.com Members can see all of our shows, engage in discussions, and post to the Members-only blog. Stand for free speech with people who are not dependent upon cowardly corporations. Join us today at https://BillWhittle.com/register/

The Big Yang Theory: Study Shows $500/Month Free Money Makes People Happy


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First results from a universal basic income (UBI) study in Stockton, California, shows that free money makes people happy, and that they spend most of it on basic needs like food and utilities, rather than on drugs, alcohol or gambling. Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs wants his $500 per month stipend experiment done statewide. Do these early results in a small-scale study bolster Democrat presidential candidate Andrew Yang’s White House run as he campaigns on a nationwide $1000 per month UBI plan? If you listen to the news and ask questions that reporters seem to ignore… If you wonder why the other side of the argument never seems to get equal representation… If it seems to you that the mainstream media live in a bubble (or on another planet)… If your ideas have stood the test of time, your principles remained steady throughout history, and you think that civility and rational thought should suffuse our public discourse, then you’re the kind of person who should consider joining us as a Member. Find your people at https://BillWhittle.com/register/

Super Camera Can Find You in a Crowd – No Place to Hide


If you thought you could hide, you will soon need a face transplant to do so. Chinese scientists at the Fudan University  and Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics, have developed a 500MP cloud-connected “super camera” that can reportedly pick out facial details of an individual person among thousands in a crowded stadium.

Simply put, there is no place to hide.

Mollie Hemingway | Political Divide in America


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Mollie Hemingway spoke on October 3, 2019 during the 175th Anniversary Celebration. Hillsdale College is an independent institution of higher learning founded in 1844 by men and women “grateful to God for the inestimable blessings” resulting from civil and religious liberty and “believing that the diffusion of learning is essential to the perpetuity of these blessings.” It pursues the stated object of the founders: “to furnish all persons who wish, irrespective of nation, color, or sex, a literary, scientific, [and] theological education” outstanding among American colleges “and to combine with this such moral and social instruction as will best develop the minds and improve the hearts of its pupils.” As a nonsectarian Christian institution, Hillsdale College maintains “by precept and example” the immemorial teachings and practices of the Christian faith. The College also considers itself a trustee of our Western philosophical and theological inheritance tracing to Athens and Jerusalem, a heritage finding its clearest expression in the American experiment of self-government under law. By training the young in the liberal arts, Hillsdale College prepares students to become leaders worthy of that legacy. By encouraging the scholarship of its faculty, it contributes to the preservation of that legacy for future generations. By publicly defending that legacy, it enlists the aid of other friends of free civilization and thus secures the conditions of its own survival and independence.

NBA Bows to Communist China: Sorry Rockets GM Stood for Hong Kong Freedom


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The National Basketball Association (NBA) has a reputation for allowing players to speak out on issues of justice and discrimination. Some call it ‘the woke league’. However, when Houston Rockets’ GM Daryl Morey tweeted support for the Hong Kong democracy movement, his owner, some players, and his league, rebuked him and rejected his statement. Rockets player James Harden proclaimed love for China. After a bit of behind the scenes Chinese re-education, Morey, apologized that he ‘got woke’ for freedom, . Bill Whittle says the NBA reaction is the perfect epitaph for the USA tombstone. Bill Whittle Now with Scott Ott comes five times each week thank to the Members who fund it. If you’re the kind of person who resonates with what Bill says, perhaps you should be one of us. Find your people and join today at https://BillWhittle.com BTW, hours after we recorded this episode, and after American politicians and commentators savaged the NBA response, Commissioner Adam Silver released a clarifying statement which included this: “…the NBA will not put itself in a position of regulating what players, employees and team owners say or will not say on these issues. We simply could not operate that way.” (…at least not if it hurts sales of tickets and apparel.)

New Study Affirms: If You Love the Planet You Must Stop Communism


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Visit The Patriot Post: America’s News Digest http://bit.ly/2mroc3I —– New study says 73% of Atlantic Ocean garbage comes from Chinese cargo ships. So why do American Progressives talk as if the oceans brim with American drinking straws and grocery bags? As Stephen Green says, if you love the planet you must stop Communism. Bill Whittle, Stephen Green and Scott Ott co-host five episodes of Right Angle each week, one of which is for Members only. If you’d like to join us and find your people, visit https://BillWhittle.com There you’ll find our rich, deep, archive of Right Angle, Bill Whittle Now, Firewall and many other shows. When you join, you’ll access our Member-written blog and comments, and our Right Angle backstage shows. More importantly, you’ll help to blanket the world with the only ideas ever proven to produce a happy society that feeds itself (and the world), that produces innovations that save lives, and that has generated wealth for the average person that would be the envy of kings in a former age. Embrace your heritage. Live the freedom. Join today.

 

 

Hong Kong Protests Erupt over Anti-Mask Law


We are getting reports from clients in Hong Kong telling us that there is absolute chaos raging in the streets. People lining up at ATM machines pulling out cash. A 16yr old they are reporting was shot by police and a policeman was set on fire. The MTR has been closed, and they are saying that virtual Martial Law is in effect.

The riots tonight have been over the Hong Kong government’s ban on the wearing of facial masks. It was said to have been an emergency measure intended to curb the violent unrest. However, it has been taken as a further sign that the “failed leader Carrie Lamb” is out of touch with events.


COMMENT: Hi Marty, sincere thanks for your quick response. (Hong Kong Riots.) I submitted my suggestion here less than 12 hours ago and you already addressed it.
Tonight, Hong Kong braises for its darkest day in history. Indeed, a sea of black shirts just floated past my sister-in-law’s apartment window. I can share her video (only if you want it.) She calls them Dementors. I’m glad at least her usual sense of wit and humour is intact.
You mentioned the Five Demands. The government has offered to sit down and negotiate but didn’t get a bite. They already have hostages – all of Hong Kong – so what’s to negotiate? Mr. Armstrong, if THAT’S not the M.O. of terrorists – yield to demands in exchange for hostages – God didn’t make little green apples.

Universal Suffrage doesn’t mean a thing until Universal Suffering ends. Nothing justifies this much violence. Unless the activists agree to move on to the next step – meet and talk – I can’t see how this could end well. But I still hope and pray (with no HKD to avoid the risk.)

Thanks for the fine analyses over the years, and for lending an ear.

See you in Orlando next month!

Repeal Hyde Amendment: AOC & The Squad Want Your Tax Money for Abortions


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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) make a video to push repeal of the Hyde Amendment which bans use of federal tax money to pay for abortions. Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) wrote the bill, which has gathered 169 co-sponsors since March. Scott Ott asks Bill Whittle, did AOC & The Squad go rogue from the Pelosi regime, distracting from the impeachment inquiry, and thus harming Democrats’ 2020 electoral prospects? Should President Trump make his eventual opponent wear this like a Red Lobster bib? Bill Whittle Now with Scott Ott comes to you five times each week thanks to our Members. Join us today at https://BillWhittle.com/register/ Visit our partners in liberty, The Patriot Post: America’s News Digest at http://bit.ly/2mmnJQa

 

Indonesia Riots Over New Laws


The contagion of discontent exists. I have studied this interesting phenomenon from ancient times to the present. We have witnessed massive rioting in Hong Kong and that does spill over into other societies who then protest similar but local issues. In ancient times, Rome overthrew its Tarquin king and the Republic was born. Within a few months, we see the birth of democracy in Athens after they overthrew their tyrants 509/508 BC.

There was the 1989 Tiananmen Square uprising that began the fall of communism in China. Within a matter of a few months, the Berlin Wall came crashing down. The American Revolution overthrew the monarchy and George Washington was sworn in as the first president in 1789. It was also 1789 when the French Revolution began which also overthrew the monarchy. In 1933, FDR came to power and so did Adolf Hitler.

Here we have the Hong Kong protests which have influenced Indonesia protests. The revisions to the legal code include penalties for sex outside marriage, insulting the president’s dignity, a four-year jail term for abortions in the absence of a medical emergency or rape, and a prison term for black magic.

The government has responded with tear gas and water cannons. Meanwhile, China has increased its troop strength on the border with Hong Kong as tensions continue

Thucydides Trap & War Between China & USA


QUESTION: What do you make of Trump’s proposal to restrict US investment in China? Will this send the US economy into recession as everyone is saying?

DH

ANSWER: I have never seen the press so anti-president in the history of this nation. Every possible thing they claim will destroy the US economy. The US trade with China will by no means send the US economy into a deep recession. However, blocking US investment into China would send the Chinese economy down even harder.

This style of analysis always reduces the future trend to one simple event. The markets and the world economy are far more complex than a single event. This is the entire problem with Western Analysis – it is always linear and never cyclical. This is the same problem as Global Warming. They see a 1-degree rise, project that out for 50 years, and then assume the trend will remain the same – linear analysis. They always project the future in this manner and NEVER look at the trends in history to learn what are the “real” possibilities from similar events.

What you must understand is they often call this type of struggle between the current superpower (Financial Capital of the World) and the rising power to take that title, the Thucydides Trap. This is named after the ancient Greek historian Thucydides who wrote about a war that devastated the two leading city-states of classical Greece – Sparta & Athens.

Thucydides explained: “It was the rise of Athens and the fear that this instilled in Sparta that made war inevitable.”

While Thucydides provided his opinion, there was another backdrop to this war which he did not cover. Looking at this from an economic issue, it was the ancient clash between Capitalism and Communism. Sparta never issued coins whereas the Athenian Owl coins became the international currency recognized even in barbarian regions.

Sparta was an ancient communist-style state. Athens, on the other hand, was the Financial Capital of the Ancient world. They developed banking, insurance, and commodity markets. Sparta saw Athens as a decadent threat so it was one of power and fundamental disagreement with the economic differences between the two city-states. But Sparta had the backing of other city-states which were forced to pay tribute (taxes) to Athens.

The Thucydides Trap is considered the violent aspect of the shift in the Financial Capital of the World. In most cases, the rivalry between the major power and the new contender has led to war. Only a few times the passing of the crown of the Financial Capital of the World changed hands without war such as the loss of that title from Britain to the United States. However, there was still war involved whereas Britain lost its economic status due to war in Europe primarily and then the rise of the Labour Party. It did not involve war with the United States.

Nonetheless, we are looking at the risk of a conflict between China and the United States as this struggle for power continues. The USA will lose the title to China. Our computer model will be correct on that. But it does not necessarily mean war will unfold. The West will fall because of the economic conflicts internally between the left and right as socialism is dying and all the promises cannot be funded. So we see this more as the case with Britain that it lost the title to the United States without a direct war between the two powers