VIRGINIA POLLOCK DESCRIBING POLICE STATE GREETING: OH, CANADA! Canadian Experiences Full Blown Chinese Communism at Vancouver Airport

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H/T Greencrow

Virginia Pollock on Facebook describing our new Chinese Communist Society 

From Facebook 

April 3 at 6:24 PM  

“I got home to Canada yesterday. I must tell you about the fresh hell I walked into after arriving in the Vancouver British Columbia Airport.

Our airplane flew into Vancouver from Seattle and we were immediately made to walk in a single file. There were no more than 30 of us. The airport was totally empty like a huge tomb. There were absolutely no people in offices or stores. There was a chilling effect to this great emptiness and quiet.

As we were walking in single file on either side along this chosen path were guards about every 20 feet keeping us contained on path. The guards were Chinese in Airport Security uniforms. I wanted to take a picture but I was sternly warned not to take any pictures.

ED Noor: How Communist is that?

I asked if I may use the woman’s facilities and having to go off path I was escorted by a Chinese woman in the uniform of the Airport Security. I have Chinese friends but this felt very different. It was unnerving coming back to my country to be made to file one after another with Chinese guards keeping us in line and directing us. After seeming to walk a mile we ended up at 3 booths each with 2 Chinese guards. The top was surrounded by glass with a small cut to pass papers through.

I had an emergency medical appointment due to an accident that effected my disability. I was in great pain and the Doctor was willing to see me for special circumstances. I had to come home immediately.

I was finally told by a guard to approach the booth and show my Covid Test (negative of course or I would not be allowed on the flight) . Then I saw behind the both a long row of Canadian Policemen. A wall of Police.

The very young Chinese fellow at the booth said that he didn’t care about my circumstances or disability but I could go along to the next two booths that had 2 white healthcare nurses in each booth.

I then spoke to a young lady whom I thought would allow me to get to my specialist. I was in a physically bad way was told to take a chair just in front of another group of Police. It was so intimidating to be there. It was the great number of guards and doubled by the police presence. It was actually scary. I felt like I was in a kind of nightmare movie because it was unreal. There was something so militaristic yet undefined on the surface. The Canadian police were at attention with nothing to do. I felt like they were hoping for something to take away their boredom. I immediately felt like I was at their mercy.

After at least one hour, which felt like a week, I was worried I would miss my special appointment. Of course I swore to uphold isolation and all the regulations like phoning in to report my isolation daily, because Canadians can’t be trusted I guess I finally went to ask the nurse if I could leave. She told me that the very young Chinese guard in the first booth said that he didn’t agree and I had to go to their choice of detention centre. I was floored and asked if she could do something. No, the Chinese guard said, no! The Canadian Health Canada nurse obviously got orders from him. Well. I was so shocked that I wasn’t allowed my medical emergency care.

I said well I have to try and make my appointment because it was beginning to be painfully unbearable. All she said was that I could call for an ambulance see a paramedic and wait until my detention was over. I thought that a nurse would know that in cases of specialist treatment a paramedic is of no help.

I had to say I must leave and I’ll deal with the consequences later. It’s a $3000.00 fine. 

I grabbed my suitcase that was sitting alone outside the deserted luggage pick up and realized that 2 police men were on either side of me. They escorted me away from the exit to another row of people in a long booth. There were about 10 people manning whatever this was. I was brought up to a lady who said, ‘Before you go, you need the Covid test.’ I said yes. Let’s do it please. Then she insisted I answer questions. At least the policeman gave me a chair. I was going to miss my appointment for sure now.

The first thing this lady said after name address etc etc that was right on her computer was “What Covid hotel are you booked at?” None. Please I really need to hurry. May I have my test? No. Then I actually began to cry. I just couldn’t help it. My pain and worry we’re building up. I calmed down and the lady said “let’s continue “Now what Covid hotel are you going to?” I said none.

ED Noor: Most of the Canadian hotels used for housing people a la internment camps, are owned by an international Chinese (national) company ~   JinJiang Company.

I got up to go to the testing tent. Then three police were around me. I was trapped and now I thought if I overreacted they are going to put me in a jail cell. I asked them” what’s going on?” If you don’t do what you are told we will take you to jail.” That was just too much.

I sat back down and the lady asked me “What Covid hotel are you booked in?” Again! Then I stood up and said please ticket me and let me go. Oh no. Then a male nurse with the three police came around me. He obviously saw I was in distress, shaking and sweating and I was on the verge of tears again. I’m not usually like this but I was in a bad way. This was just abusive now. So I have to answer the questions. I kid you not the lady said. 

“Ok now. What Covid hotel are you booked into?” Wow. Such abuse of power and contempive behaviour!

I stood up and said. “Oh no you don’t.“ and made my way to the test tent. There were about 10 Chinese women doing the tests. The nurse from the front was then there along with to two policemen shadowing me. I was finally led to a chair and a Chinese nurse swabbed my nose. I got up after thanking her very politely and made my way to go to the exit. Now the nurse and one officer escorted me then another officer came up while I was still not outside the roped in test area. I wasn’t sure if they weren’t going to take me down and off to jail.

All of these police and Chinese guards and Chinese testers for small handfuls of people who all test negative coming home! They must be assholes for doing the governments work especially when the real power lays with the 3 Chinese men in the first booth.

It was plain to see that there was an incredible amount of “hate” and distrust for anyone who dared leave our country when orders were to stay masked and locked up during Trudeau’s great Communistic Power Play to prove to his Global Elites that he has his foot ready to squish anyone who dares not to be abused, used and punished in Trudeau’s new FIRST POST NATIONAL STATE.  

The nurse then said “I have to give you instructions” as she handed me a non compliance form. At this point I just laughed and said “What are you doing here. You don’t make medical decisions you just sign off on what that young man tells you and he sure as heck isn’t a nurse or doctor. So you just abuse seniors who have disabilities! Just leave me alone. I shook them off and finally escaped from my first brush with a look at what the people in Canada are letting happen.  

What country did I land in? Well that sure wasn’t Canada. God only knows what we are in for. The Chinese run the place. What else are we not seeing? With the Chinese Communist Huawei G5 spy system up and running across our country now, installed during our first lockdown.

Victoria is building a Chinese Museum honouring the Chinese and let’s not forget about a little virus called Covid-19 that set all of these new communistic power moves in motion and the death of old

Twitter Censors Reports on Anti-mask Resistance.

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Twitter Censors Reports on Anti-mask Resistance.

I just received this notice: “We can’t complete this request because this link has been identified by Twitter or our partners as potentially harmful.” That was in reference to the report below.

Mask Comissars Thrown Out of Vancouver Restaurant by Pro-Freedom Patrons

Thankfully this is happening more and more around the world. People are FED UP with this crap. WE are responsible for our health concerns NOT THE MEDDLING GOVERNMENT!

Patrons of a restaurant in British Columbia, Canada united to shout down a pair of city health inspectors trying to close the business for allegedly violating COVID-19 guidelines.

The footage, captured on Saturday, shows a woman who runs the Corduroy restaurant in Vancouver holding a small child while telling the inspectors they are “trespassing on her private property.” Despite being asked to leave, one of the health inspectors tells the woman “I disagree” about the claim of trespassing. At this point, nearly every person in the restaurant starts loudly chanting, “Get out! Get out!” at the masked emissaries of the state. When the health inspectors leave due to the chanting, patrons of the establishment go wild with applause.

https://www.bitchute.com/video/pS9V6rRZCSpX/

Mass Killers in the U.S.A. Are Mostly Whites? Right? Wrong!!!!!

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Mass Killers in the U.S.A. Are Mostly Whites? Right? Wrong!!!!!

More crucial facts the Fake News media didn’t tell you. It’s repeated as gospel truth that “nearly all” American mass shooters are White. Here are the photos of mass shooters from 2019 (defined as four or more shot in a single incident). It shows quite a diverse set of faces.

The Epitomy of the Deracinated White Male

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The Epitomy of the Deracinated White Male

James Edwards

by Paul Craig Roberts

Prince Harry is the epitome of the deracinated white male.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have a large media following as victims of royal family racism. Meghan who reportedly has African-American DNA looks anything but African-American and has a far lighter skin color than the suntanned American blue-eyed blonds I see on the beach in North Florida. They made Meghan a duchess, and it is racism.

Is the Duchess of Sussex a victim of racism, or simply a victim of her bad judgment.

The media is overjoyed with the racism angle expressed by Meghan on Oprah. CNN even has a news department on “UK Royals,” and does what it can to drive the Windsors into the ground along with all other white people, just as the New York Times does with its 1619 Project.

Even RT had to jump on the “racist” royal family with a shameful article by David Matthews, who hates social hierarchy but only if it is aristrocratic. Nirpal Dhaliwal, a British writer whose ancestry is the former British colony of India, says that Meghan proves that “black celebrity now eclipses British royalty. The Meghan-Oprah pact reflects how, in the New World Order, black Americans are now a more powerful bloc than the British aristocracy.”

Somehow Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, have managed to represent Great Britain in a dignified manner since their marriage in 1947. But some of their children and grandchildren have lacked the discipline. To watch the British royal family fall apart is like watching the Western world fall apart. Of course, to use an old-fashioned term, Meghan lacks a royal family upbringing. She is a chorus girl from LA, in her case a minor movie actress, who married well. But Prince Harry had a royal upbringing. So what is his excuse?

Harry’s excuse is that he grew up in a culture that demonizes white people as colonialists, imperialists, and racists. He grew up in a culture in which British prime ministers and their governments gave preferential treatment to immigrant-invaders over the British ethnic citizens. He grew up in a culture in which Oxford and Cambridge universities abhor “whiteness” as racist and take down statues of their benefactors.

The British Royal Family is a symbol, like a flag, not a power center. The Queen has no ability to regulate or control the culture, largely imported from America. Western culture has been subverted and turned against itself. Prince Harry simply reflects that fact.

The reason that the West has fallen is that only the older generations were enculturated to appreciate the long struggle to achieve civil liberty and accountable government. For many in the younger generations, this is nothing but the use of words to cover up white racism.

By accusing the British Royals of racism, by implication Meghan is accusing the British of racism. This makes her a media heroine. The media will use Meghan to discredit the royal family and Britai along with white people in general.

How can Meghan justify her “whiteness” title of Duchess of Sussex? Shouldn’t she renounce it, or is she hoping for more ammunition against the royal family by being deprived of her glorious title because of her indiscretion?

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury under President Ronald Reagan and was associate editor and columnist at The Wall Street Journal. He has been a professor of economics in six universities and is the author of numerous books.

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WATCH: ‘I Think This Is Intentional. I Think This Is Ideological’: DeSantis Denounces Biden On Immigration Policies

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WATCH: ‘I Think This Is Intentional. I Think This Is Ideological’: DeSantis Denounces Biden On Immigration Policies

Calls Covid relief bill “effectively a transfer of money” from states like FL and GA to NY and CAByHank Berrien•Mar 15, 2021   DailyWire.com•

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis takes his mask off as he prepares to speak during a press conference at the Hard Rock Stadium testing site on May 06, 2020 in Miami Gardens, Florida.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

On Sunday, Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, widely considered a leading candidate for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination, slammed the Biden administration for its policies regarding the southern border of the United States, where a surge of illegal immigrants has flooded the area and left border patrol sounding the alarm over the crisis. DeSantis fired that under former President Trump the border was under control, but that the Biden administration “created this crisis. … I think that this is intentional. I think this is ideological.”

DeSantis also noted that the recently-passed $1.9 COVID relief bill rewarded Democratic-run states that had damaged their economies with strict lockdowns rather than states like Florida, which had acted to make sure their economies stayed afloat, blasting, “It’s effectively a transfer of money from states like Florida and Georgia to states like New York, Illinois, and California. It stinks to high heaven.”

Additionally, DeSantis asserted that his state would not tolerate the kinds of rioting and looting that have plagued other states, pledging, “We’re targeting local governments. If they try to … indulge in these kinds of insane fantasies like defunding law enforcement, the state will take action and defund them as municipalities. … Anybody that wears a uniform, don’t have any doubt: the state of Florida stands with you.”

DeSantis made the comments during an appearance on Fox News with Judge Jeanine Pirro, who prompted his remarks by asserting that the crisis at the border amounted to more than just a simple change in policy.

DeSantis stated: “Well, it obviously is a disastrous change in policy, Judge. If you look, Donald Trump had obviously the wall, which we all supported, but also safe third-party agreements, as well as ‘Remain in Mexico.’ And guess what happened? The border was under control. So they’ve gone back on those policies, and they’ve created this crisis. But I think that this is intentional. I think this is ideological. I think that they’re getting bit by this, politically now. But I think that this was something that they absolutely anticipated.”

“So it’s a disastrous way to start an administration,” he continued. “I think most of the American people are going to be strongly opposed to this, and hopefully they’ll reverse course. You know, in Florida, though, we’re ready. When I became governor, we banned sanctuary cities, and we also did E-Verify. And so that’s not going to work in Florida, and hopefully we can do those policies nationwide at some point. But there, Biden is going in the absolute wrong direction. Trump had it right at the border; Biden’s got it wrong.”

Pirro compared DeSantis’ governance of Florida to Democrat New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s governance in New York, asking, “You got it right. How did you do it?”

“Well, Judge, we just tried to look at the whole society. We wanted to look out for everybody,” DeSantis replied. “We viewed this as a virus that was particularly dangerous for elderly people but not as dangerous for younger people, so we did the opposite on nursing homes: we banned hospitals from sending infected patients to nursing homes. We also did things like prioritize our seniors for vaccinations. But we had kids in school; it’s very important that they have the opportunity to go to school in person. We also saved the economy from collapse; our unemployment rate right now is 4.9 %. So we did all those things even with one of the most elderly populations in the country and our per capita COVID mortality is less than the national average and far less than lockdown states like New York, New Jersey, and Illinois.”https://ffe4faa473eef2934865ce66050cea91.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html

Pirro opined that the recently-passed $1.9 COVID relief bill rewarded Democratic-run states that had damaged their economies with strict lockdowns while punishing states like Florida, which had acted to make sure their economies stayed afloat.

DeSantis replied, “Exactly. We are getting penalized by about $2 billion because we have low unemployment, because we saved the economy, because also we have lower COVID mortality than a lot of these lockdown states. So what this bill does is say, ‘If you locked down, if you destroyed your state; if you destroyed your economy, and you failed to stop COVID as well, you’re going to get a windfall.’ Some of these lockdown states are getting an extra billion, two billion, three billion dollars, so it’s effectively a transfer of money from states like Florida and Georgia to states like New York, Illinois, and California. It stinks to high heaven.”

Pirro noted the rioting going on in Portland, then compared DeSantis’ no-nonsense approach to breaking the law in Florida.https://ffe4faa473eef2934865ce66050cea91.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html

DeSantis responded: “Not only that Judge; we’re targeting local governments. If they try to … indulge in these kinds of insane fantasies like defunding law enforcement, the state will take action and defund them as municipalities. And also, if you’re involved in rioting or looting or any of this: you’re going to jail. You want to talk about bail? We’re obviously not going to eliminate bail like these crazy states will do, but if you’re involved in a violent assembly, you’re not getting bail. You gotta stay in bail until you go in front of a judge, and I think that that is going to be a good disincentive.”

He concluded, “But as we look forward, I think you’re going to see more of this around the country and we’re setting a marker down in Florida. We’re not tolerating it, and anybody that wears a uniform, don’t have any doubt: the state of Florida stands with you.”https://www.youtube.com/embed/GbawcW3KW2E

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Native Indians As “First Nations” Is Nonsense: The First Settlers to the New World Were European Solutreans

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Native Indians As “First Nations” Is Nonsense: The First Settlers to the New World Were European Solutreans

February 21, 2021 Russ Winter Articles by Russ Winter, Culture, Hidden History, International News, US News, Winter Watch Articles 10

The Solutreans, North America’s indigenous people from Europe. IMAGE: CBC.ca

Windover is an Early Archaic (6000 to 5000 BC) site in Florida where archaeologists in 1984 discovered the skeletal remains of 168 Caucasian people buried in peat at the bottom of a pond. Researchers were able to recover remarkably well-preserved brain tissue from many of the skulls and sequence the DNA. The results revealed the haplogroup X2a, which is of European origin.

Note on historical falsification: The Wikipedia page on this topic is falsified. A PBS “Nova” special on the Windover Pond states that the DNA in the skulls is European. Videos on the Windover site, produced by the Central Florida Museum and South Carolina Public Television, both state that the DNA is European. And the video produced by the supervising archaeologists at Windover Pond states that the DNA is European.

However, the Wikipedia page on the Windover Pond archaeological site states: “The DNA indicated Asian origin, similar to that of the four other major haplotypes of Native American peoples, and a relatively rare Haplogroup X.” This person used a citation without a page number from a book written by a PhD who was NOT involved with the genetic studies of the Windover skeletons.

These findings continue to support the Solutrean Theory. The principal proponents of the theory are Dennis J. Stanford, the director of the Paleoindian/Paleoecology Program at the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institution, and professor Bruce Bradley of Stanford. In 2012, they published details concerning their hypothesis in “Across Atlantic Ice: The Origin of America’s Clovis Culture.”

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During the Ice Age, people holed up in what is referred to as the Iberian Refuge, an area in Spain and southwestern France.

Solutrean boat and sail hieroglyph cave painting in Europe

Because ice locked up water, the distance between North America and Western Europe would have been shorter, perhaps reduced by as much as a third. There was also a ice bridge spanning the North Atlantic that would have presented a crossing. Shallow spots like the Grand Banks would have been islands above water. The crossing would have been by boats, with ample stops along the ice sheet to hunt seal and to fish. There are ancient drawings of expeditions on cave walls in France. These images show both seal and deep-ocean fish as discussed in the video.

My personal theory is that the splotches or dots under the boat in the petroglyph photo at right represent floating oceanic ice and slush.

But others would have pushed on to the fish rich Great Banks of Newfoundland, the St. Lawrence River and eventually beyond. Initially, the theory was that the trans-Atlantic migration from western Europe would have been around 12,000 B.C. to 10,000 B.C, or 14,000 years ago. This would have been when the ice bridge was intact.

The migration route of the Solutreans to North America

Incredibly, a new site at Miles Point, Maryland, is now turning up proto-Clovis Solutrean tools dated from 17,000-21,000 years ago! Other sites in Chesapeake Bay are turning up smaller and more-crude “miller points” of up to 25,000 years old! In fact, artifacts are found all over North America of these older ages. The details are covered here starting at minute 00:26:30.

Recently, according to senior researcher Torben Rick from the National Museum of Natural History, “There is a coalescence of data — genetic, archaeological, and geologic — that support a colonization around 20,000–15,000 years ago.”

Maximum reach of this phase of the Ice Age was 18,000 years ago. So there may very well have been major Atlantic crossings at two separate Ice Age maximums. There have been no boats found because the old coastlines are now 15 to 20 miles offshore, and the materials used would have been wood and hides, which decay.

The following image is a screen grab from Dennis’ Stanford presentation.

The Clovis culture is named for its distinct stone tools that appear in North America before the end of the last glacial period 11,700 years ago. Clovis is characterized by the manufacture of “Clovis points” and distinctive bone and ivory tools. Archaeologists’ most precise determination at present suggests the radiocarbon age is equal to roughly 13,500 to 12,900 years ago. In other words, Solutrean Clovis culture was present before the Atlantic ice crossing receded- but also before the Beringian ice free corridor opened up.

No Clovis tools have been found in Siberia or Beringia. Both Europeans and Clovis culture used quartz crystal for larger tools and arrows whenever possible.

With the arrival of genetic testing in recent years, the X European haplogroup is showing up in native American people, mostly in the Northeast U.S., Ontario and the Quebec region of Canada. This would have been the disembarkation location of Solutreans. They would have spread south-westward from there, and this also explains the strong similarities of Clovis tools in North America with European tools of that age.

Haplogroup X is not a common genetic root in the world population of today. But as this map shows, it’s not Asiatic but European — and North American.

This means that the Native Americans are derived from five (at least) — not four — different lineages. Based on the mutations found in the mtDNA, most conventional researchers think that groups A, C and D entered America from Siberia across Beringia. Group B, they assert, probably came to America from the South Pacific or Japan via boats. It’s believed that B groups began this migration not long after the A, C and D groups arrived. To be clear though, so as not to turn this into an unnecessary politically correct squabble, the A, C and D Asiatic groups in the end were the dominant, larger groups. We refer to A, C, D as Beringian Asiatics, or simple Asiatics.

The conventional theory was that the first A, C and D group crossed the Bearing passage or along the now underwater coastline at an unknown time before 12,600 years ago. However, a new Beringia Standstill hypothesis has developed holding that serious migrations were bottlenecked at the Yukon (source: Life Science).

The outer portions of Beringia, in what is now Alaska and the Russian Far East, were likely drier grassland steppes where woolly mammoths, saber-toothed tigers and other big game grazed.

“The central part of Beringia was probably the mildest, most-comfortable place to live at high latitudes during the last glacial maximum,” Hoffecker told Live Science. “It’s the most logical place for a group of people to hunker down.”

Once the glaciers melted, only then did the Beringian inhabitants stream into North America, traveling along the coastline and into the interior through ice-free passageways.

In other words, the Ice Age facilitated Solutrean Atlantic crossings and put a stop light on land penetration from the Asiatic groups. Once the ice melted, the Solutreans were cut off and the A, B and D Asiatic group’s ice-free corridor opened up (estimated at 12,600-12,700 years ago) for colonization of the Americas. Further East, the Solutreans were already there. The question: In what numbers? Not enough to even remotely outnumber the Asiatics once the ice free corridor opened.

Also, the politically correct crowd has condemned this theory not on its merits but on the standard “racism” slur. We hold that the evidence is piling up that the Solutreans were first. Then the Asiatics brought greater numbers to bear in colonizing the Americas.

There’s also an amazing number of straw-man fallacies around the issue and a lack of human remains from this older epic. When a human remain is found, the Indian tribes have a law that requires turning evidence over to them for burial. In one case, the genetic material of a small girl dated 12,600 years old in Montana (that had Clovis artifacts nearby) was tested. The results pointed to an Asiatic girl, and the “debunkers” ran victory laps.

But no one on the Solutrean Theory side is arguing that Asiatics weren’t on the scene 12,600 years ago. This date would indicate that they came through the ice corridor from Beringia quickly but then, logically, why would they linger around in the far north once the path was open? Or it could point to a margin of error of 100 years or so earlier for the corridor opening. They could have also made contact with Solutreans and may have acquired Clovis goods through trade or plunder or even have adapted the technology. So after 12,600 years ago, Clovis could also be associated with Asiatic colonizers.

Incredibly misdirection exists on a 9000 year old remain called Kennewick Man in Washington State. After a DNA test was conducted, the results were dishonestly declared “Asiatic”. Omitted was the important detail that he was haplogroup X2a, or Solutrean.

This next map shows other skeletal remains in limbo. Once tested, these could go either way; but given the later dates, if they were Asiatic, it would not be any particular surprise. The older (13,000-year-old) Arlington Springs remains in California, however, predate the ice corridor and would be an essential test of competing theories.

Indeed, the Solutrean X2a group is present in 3 percent of modern Native Americans. Although in 10,000 B.C. X2a would have been a higher percentage in North America, the X group’s route for further migration reinforcement would have been cut off as the Atlantic crossing ice sheet retreated North just as the Asiatic groups streamed in.

A good candidate for some measure of Solutrean blood is the Great Lakes tribe Ojibwe. They are rather unique looking, probably an Asiatic-European admixture. You can decide for yourselves, but they could pass for Spaniards or Basques. X2a is a major mtDNA subclade in North America, where among the Algonquian peoples (Ojibwe and Chipewa) it comprises up to 25% of mtDNA types.

The first individual was a chief. Some might argue he has French trapper blood as there was some intermixing from this source. However, the Ojibwe had a strict extended kinship system. For this reason, children with French or English fathers or grandfathers were considered outside the clan and had no official place in Ojibwe society and certainly couldn’t become chief.

Here’s what ancient oral Ojibwe pre-contact history says. The St. Lawrence River system would have been a primary migration and entry route for Solutreans, not Asiatics. Note the direction taken is from the East, not from the West in the direction of the Asiatics.

“The Ojibwe originated from the mouth of the St. Lawrence River on the Atlantic coast of what is now Quebec. They traded widely across the continent for thousands of years as they migrated and knew of the canoe routes to move North, West, East and then South in the Americas.”

Seven great miigis (radiant/iridescent) beings appeared to them in the Waabanakiing (Eastern Land). Six of the great miigis beings remained to teach, while the one returned into the ocean. Then these six miigis beings returned into the ocean as well. At a later time, one of these miigis appeared in a vision to relate a prophecy. It said that if the Anishinaabeg (Ojibwe) did not move further West, they would not be able to keep their traditional ways alive because of the many new pale-skinned settlers who would arrive soon in the east.

After receiving assurance from their “Allied Brothers” (the Mi’kmaq tribe) of their safety to move inland, the Anishinaabeg (Ojibwe) gradually migrated west along the Saint Lawrence River to the Ottawa River and to Lake Nipissing, and then to the Great Lakes.

As Winter Watch previously suggested in our Doggerland article, the incentives shifted anyway once the ice sheet receded. The actual post-Ice Age real estate prize for European Solutreans would have shifted to the lush but now sunken Doggerland in what is now the Dogger Banks. Post-Ice age and minus the ice bridge, the people in the Iberian Refuge would have dispersed into northwestern Europe, effectively ending any more attempts at trans-Atlantic crossing.


Read “Was Mesolithic Doggerland the Inspiration for the Legends of Atlantis and The Flood?”

Even More Dark Horse Candidates?

The RNA of the plants in North America are related to the RNA of plant species found in Europe, not Asia. The RNA found in plants in South America are most closely related to the RNA of plants found in Western Africa. We may be looking at a separate crossing theory of other people from West Africa in a future post.

Large-scale voluntary genetic testing in recent years has turned up even more smaller dark-horse candidates, including haplogroup F found in Mexican heritage, supporting a Polynesian Pacific crossing. This stems back to Thor Heyerdahl’s theories. He held that ocean migration was far easier than by land, and that prehistoric sailing technology was more advanced than generally recognized. The only real questions in our minds: How many ocean crossings were there, how many people were involved, from how many directions did they arrive and when? Our hunch is plenty- as native legends of strange foreigners abound.

A shocking audio of a Canadian European student called on the carpet for criticizing the anti-White hatred spread in a Canadian Sociology class. Your tax dollars at work — teaching Whites to hate themselves.

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A shocking audio of a Canadian European student called on the carpet for criticizing the anti-White hatred spread in a Canadian Sociology class. Your tax dollars at work — teaching Whites to hate themselves.

America’s Founding/Settler People MUST NOW CONSIDER: Whose Democracy?

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America’s Founding/Settler People MUST NOW CONSIDER: Whose Democracy?

Gregory Hood, American Renaissance, February 12, 2021

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The Joe Biden/Kamala Harris Administration isn’t just another presidency. Well-meaning conservatives will have to realize that this regime does not represent them. Our nation is inseparable from race and culture, and the government on the Potomac is not our government. We can’t escape “American” politics, but we shouldn’t waste time thinking about Washington, DC. Instead, we must build something new.

The new administration has a foundational myth: that Donald Trump was uniquely dangerous to “Our Democracy,” an aspiring autocrat who tried to steal the election and then incited an “insurrection.” Journalists claim it was all based on a lie.

Countless articles use the same words, an obvious references to the “Big Lie” technique supposedly used by the Nazis. Joe Biden said this explicitly. Many people have claimed that Adolf Hitler and/or Joseph Goebbels said that the bigger the lie and the more you repeat it, the more people will believe it. Both men were talking about what they thought their enemies were doing, not what they would do. To quote the “Big Lie” this way is itself a big lie, and it’s effective. What Republican will explain that the Nazis are being misquoted?

I have no doubt that Mr. Trump sincerely believes the election was stolen, so he was not intentionally lying at all, but the “big lie” and the “insurrection” are now supposed to be reasons to impeach Mr. Trump for the second time.

Jamie Raskin during impeachment

Representative Jamie Raskin during the second impeachment trial of former US President Donald J. Trump. (Credit Image: © Us Senate TV Via CNP / CNP via ZUMA Wire)

President Trump did many good things. He may not get enough credit; he was constantly thwarted and reviled. However, his administration was hardly revolutionary. Aside from tweets and confrontation with the press, President Trump governed like a standard Republican. He never used his power to hurt the media or his political opponents. It was his own supporters who suffered most. His solution to the Big Tech censorship that silenced so much of his base was “just being good.” Now, he doesn’t have a Twitter or Facebook account. Passivity like that hardly sounds “authoritarian” or “fascist.”

At a deeper level, the election was rigged against him. Time has published a triumphant article about how a “well-funded cabal” “fortified democracy” by changing election laws and controlling speech. If the article had been about a Russian or Chinese election, we’d laugh at the idea that a cabal can “fortify democracy.” Whatever the vote totals were, it wasn’t a fair election.

Democrats charge that protesters thought they were “following orders” when they broke into the Capitol. Some of those arrested will make that claim to defend themselves. But what orders? President Trump told demonstrators to protest “peacefully and patriotically.” If this still counts as “inciting” violence, what are we to do about explicit calls by Democrats for radical protests? The Capitol takeover was not an “insurrection.” Was the Q-Anon Shaman supposed to become the new Speaker of the House?

The Shaman of QAnon

Credit Image: © Joel Marklund/Bildbyran via ZUMA Press

The main victims of the riot were Trump supporters. An officer shot Ashli Babbitt, an unarmed woman. Kevin Greeson, Benjamin Phillips, and Rosanne Boyland died from medical emergencies. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick died of an unknown cause; he may have had a fatal reaction to bear spray. Thus, there were four dead Trump supporters and one policeman. Officer Sicknick was certainly a victim, but the latest press reports say prosecutors are having a hard time charging anyone with homicide. Two other officers later killed themselves. We don’t really know why.

Ironically, both leftists and Q-Anon protesters believed there was a master plan. There was no plan. President Trump was talking big, but he didn’t intend a putsch. Has he ever followed up on his tough talk? His supporters were a leaderless rabble. Most came for a protest and nothing more. Indeed, video from the day shows some Trump supporters calmly walking through the Capitol, careful to stay within the velvet ropes for tourists. Representatives in Congress are a greater danger to those statues than any “insurrectionists.”

Donald Trump had no plan. He was an American version of General Boulanger, someone who had a mass following but lacked the will or vision to accomplish anything. The Capitol Farce is the Reichstag Fire for progressives, an excuse to consolidate power and crush opposition. This includes efforts to expel Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley for supposedly inciting insurrection. The new Administration has also begun a repressive campaign against white advocates.

Among Joe Biden’s first actions were to abolish the 1776 Commission and reimpose critical race theory on the federal government. Progressives are also teaching critical race theory in college and even in elementary school. This causes racial conflict by provoking and rewarding non-white resentment. The state is undermining the nation, whether by intent or ignorance.

Joe Biden executive orders

President Joe Biden signs an executive order. (Credit Image: © Al Drago – Pool Via Cnp/CNP via ZUMA Wire)

The state also can’t defend its own symbols. Progressives wail about the “desecration” of the “temple of democracy,” but the Biden White House is lukewarm on defending the national anthem. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said his team was not going to play the Star Spangled Banner before home games because members of the “community” felt the anthem “did not fully represent them.” He later backpedaled after the NBA said the anthem must be played. The White House waffled.

After saying that President Biden is proud to be American, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said:

[President Biden would] also say that, of course, that part of the pride in our country means recognizing moments where we as a country haven’t lived up to our highest ideals, which is often, and at times, when people are speaking to when they take action at sporting events.

And it means respecting the rights of people, granted to them the Constitution to peacefully protest.

I’m not sure about the President’s support for “peaceful protest;” the Department of Justice arrested “Ricky Vaughn” for posting memes and the FBI raided activists who held pro-Trump rallies.

Ricky Vaughn Election Interference Meme

The meme “Ricky Vaughn” posted that led to his arrest.

It is not yet a crime to belong to a “domestic terrorist group” or to hold certain opinions, but that could change. The federal government would have a hard time punishing white advocates and civic nationalists while ignoring antifa and BLM. Canada doesn’t have this problem. It declared the Proud Boys a “terrorist group.” Canada criminalizes membership and imposes penalties on anyone who does business with the group. The First Amendment theoretically prevents the American government from doing this, but I have faith in the creativity of lawyers and judges to work around that little problem, especially after President Biden replaces one or more Supreme Court justices.

One of President Biden’s other early decisions was to allow American embassies to fly the gay pride flag. Burning the American flag is free speech, but burning the gay flag can be a hate crime. It remains to be seen whether embassies will also display Black Lives Matter banners. The last Super Bowl began with the “Black National Anthem,” so white Americans should get used to blacks’ quasi-sovereign status.

While new symbols go up, others come down. The city of Charlottesville won’t just take down Robert E. Lee, but reportedly wants to ditch Lewis and Clark. San Jose will dump a statue of Thomas Fallon because he raised the American flag over the city. The Father of His Country isn’t safe either, but the country he fathered doesn’t exist anymore. Get ready for Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill instead of Andrew Jackson.

During the Civil War, both sides claimed to be fighting for the Founders’ vision. This new America is explicitly built on repudiation. Thomas Fallon raising the flag is no longer an American triumph, but a shameful affront to Mexicans and American Indians. The Founders enshrined white supremacy. The arrival of Christopher Columbus and whites to the New World isn’t a day of celebration, but a day of mourning. Thanksgiving is no longer about gratitude to God but apologies to American Indians. If there’s anything to be saved from the old America, it’s one silly phrase from the Declaration of Independence.

Many conservatives believe there is a limit to the destruction. There isn’t. America imports people like Ilhan Omar, gives them preferential treatment, and rewards them for hating the country. If you subsidize something, you get more of it. Conservatives understand this about economic policy.

Aside from a few tokens hired by the American conservative movement, non-whites have no reason to be patriotic or identify with the historic American nation. Why identify with people who aren’t of your race, especially when you are rewarded by every powerful institution if you claim you’re a victim?

Also, the media should never surprise us. We don’t have a state-run media; we have a media-run state. Media campaigns can determine who and what the state prosecutes. Media also determine who can do business or speak online. Men seek power. Why should we be surprised that journalists use power to shut down others? We should remember what John C. Calhoun taught us: “Power can only be resisted by power.”

For the last half century, the conservative movement has often taught its followers to avoid power. The result was that the Left captured the universities, the media, and the bureaucracy. Progressives even control Big Business. Now, every major institution in America opposes white interests. Therefore, what interest do we have in upholding such a society? It’s absurd to be conservative when there’s little worth conserving.

In an editorial two weeks ago, National Review said that the Capitol should not be a militarized zone but rather symbol of “a free people’s self-representation.” I disagree. The Capitol should remain as it is: the “Green Zone” of an occupying regime as foreign and hostile as anything in Iraq or Afghanistan. It should look the part. MSNBC’s Nicole Wallace implied that the government should consider military strikes against those who “incite terrorism,” meaning the Capitol protests. We aren’t a free people and should stop pretending we are. Conservatives need to grow up or admit they’re just collaborators and phony opposition.

National Guard in Washington DC

(Credit Image: © Europa Press/Contacto via ZUMA Press)

Where does that leave us? Whites are stateless, leaderless, and without representation in “our” government. There is not one figure who defends whites as whites. Every other group has leaders who explicitly defend interests. Like white South Africans in the 1980s and 1990s, we are trapped in an impossible dilemma. Are we part of a larger “American” country that is now at war with its own white past, or are we something different?

I’d say we are something different – but what? Southern nationalism is a dead end as states like Georgia turn brown. Claiming we are the “true” America makes it hard to forge a separate identity. What’s more, our struggle is worldwide. White Americans face the same opponents and the same challenges as white Canadians, French, Germans, British, Irish, and other members of the European brotherhood. I have far more in common with them than I do with someone like Rashida Tlaib. I don’t care what’s on our passports.

I don’t have the final answer or the ultimate path forward. Something will emerge depending on circumstances and the new challenges that will emerge. However, I do know we need at least to ask the right question before we get the right answer. “How do we save America?” is no longer the right question. “America” itself has become an almost meaningless word. “How do we save our people?” is where we need to start. A Western civilization-state is where we need to end.

What we do in between will be the story of the next few years, perhaps the next few decades. They may prove to be the most important in the entire history of our race. There can be no more illusions. The hour of decision is here. Western Civilization – white Civilization – yes or no? We must make our choice.

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If you’re bored with the media & government hoopla for Black History Month, with various whoring virtue signalling banks & businesses on board, and many invented Black heroes and exaggerated “achievements|”, here’s some virtually unknown White inventors who accomplished amazing things. https://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2021/02/14/a-few-great-often-forgotten-white-moments/?subscribe=many_pending_subs#blog_subscription-3

A Few Great, Often Forgotten White Moments

February 14, 2021/19 Comments/in Featured Articles /by Taylor McClain

Since this is Black History month (how can we forget?), it is important (since there is no White History month) to pay tribute to the humble contributions that White folks have made to our culture and to Western Civilization.

I don’t want to risk bragging by enumerating the obvious and blaring it out like some digital-lit billboard on the Interstate, but there are a whole lot of accomplishments that any White person over the age of (hmm) thirty is faintly familiar with. Such as the Magna Carta, the US Constitution, the wisdom of  ancient Greece, Christian morality, the Enlightenment, the King James Bible, the common law, property rights, religious tolerance, habeas corpus, universal suffrage, equality under the law, the Golden Rule, free-market economics, the abolition of slavery, respect for women. . . okay, you get the picture.

And the names, my gosh, where do I begin? Let us take note of Joan of Arc, Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Leonardo Da Vinci, the mathematician Hypatia (d. 420AD), Michelangelo, Vermeer, Shakespeare, Florence Nightingale, Goethe, Moliere, Jane Austen, Isaac Newton, Christopher Wren, Charles Darwin, Watson & Crick, Olinto De Pretto, Samuel Johnson, Emmeline Pankhurst. . . the list is virtually endless.

My goal is to entertain as well as enlighten the reader with a few not-as-well known, or so-well-known but taken-for-granted inventions, happenings, and ideas, and a modicum of names of White people who deserve to be listed in the pantheon of The Great Whites. Let us begin.

Arthur Scherbius

Arthur Scherbius was a German electrical engineer who patented an invention for a mechanical cipher machine, later called the EnigmaC:\Users\kmacd\Desktop machine. He was born in Frankfurt, Germany and studied electricity at the Technical College in Munich, and then went on to study at the Technical College in Hanover, finishing in March 1903. The next year, he completed a dissertation titled, “Proposal for the Construction of an Indirect Water Turbine Governor” and was awarded a Doctorate in engineering.

He subsequently worked for a number of electrical firms in Germany and Switzerland. In 1918, he founded the firm of Scherbius & Ritter. He made a number of inventions, for example, asynchronous motors, electric pillows and ceramic heating parts; his research contributions led to his name being associated with the Scherbius principle for asynchrous motors. He applied for a patent in February 1918 for a cipher machine based on rotating wired wheels, what is now known as a rotor machine. (Thomas Jefferson invented a cipher wheel also.) His company also purchased the rights to another patent for a rotor machine from Hugo Koch—patented in 1919.

His firm’s cipher machine, marketed under the name “Enigma,” was initially pitched to the commercial market. There were several commercial models, and one of them was adopted by the German Navy (in a modified version) in 1926. The German Army adopted the same machine (also in a modified version somewhat different from the Navy’s) a few years later.

Just like all the other rotor machines, this apparatus had both electrical and mechanical systems. The mechanical part of the system consisted of rotors which were arranged along its spindle, a keyboard, and a stepping component which turned one of the rotors when a key was pressed and a sequence of lamps for all the letters.

The machine was used to encrypt any plaintext message and for every letter typed by the operator the lamp showed a different letter as per the pseudo-random substitution. The letters displayed by the lights were recorded as the enciphered substitute. When the key is pressed, it moves one of the rotors, so that the next key uses a different electric pathway, therefore, producing a different substitute alphabet for all the letters. The cyphertext is then transmitted to another operator who deciphers the message. As long as the settings of the deciphering equipment resembled that of the enciphering machine, the message could be deciphered.

Scherbius’ Enigma provided the German Army with the strongest cryptographic cipher in the world at the time, until the code was broken by Polish mathematicians in the 1930s, as discussed in the following section.

Marian Rejewski, Henryk Zygalski and Jerzy Rozycki

While Alan Turing gets all the credit for breaking the code of the Enigma machine, probably due to his cult-like celebration for being a brilliant homosexual and due to the hit movie The Imitation Game, it was actually three Poles who cracked the code. Their story is virtually non-existent to the public.

The earlier Enigma machines were adopted by the government and military services of numerous nations like Germany who used it to send and receive messages before and during the Second World War. The British and their allies understood the problem posed by this equipment in 1931 when a German spy known as Hans Thilo allowed his French spymaster to take a photograph of a stolen operating manual for the Enigma machine. The manual included all the keys and plugboard settings which the Germans used in September and October 1932.

The British and their allies could not decipher the message; therefore, they handed them over to a Polish mathematician named Marian Rejewski. Rejewski together with Henryk Zygalski and Jerzy Rozycki managed to build an Enigma double. They developed numerous techniques for defeating the plugboard and get all the components of the keys, thus making it possible for them to read all the German enciphered messages from 1933 to 1939. With the 1939 German invasion imminent, the Polish government decided to share their secrets with the British.

Less than six weeks before World War II began, on September 3, 1939, Lieutenant Gwido Langer, head of the Polish Central Staff’s cipher bureau invited British and French intelligence chiefs to a meeting at his secret cryptology centre at Pyry in the Kabaty woods near Warsaw.

There he revealed to them that his team, Rejewski, Zygalski, and Rozycki, had cracked the Enigma code seven years before and had been reading German messages ever since. This was five years before Alan Turing had even started studying cryptology – he was still working on a degree in mathematical logic at Princeton University in the United States.

The GC&CS (Government Code and Cipher School) in Buckinghamshire became the Allies’ center for dealing with the war-induced changes in the enciphered messages.

Since the Germans were convinced that their technology could not be deciphered, they continued using the machine for different types of communications with their secret services, in the sky, and on the battlefield. The decoded messages were given to a few commanders who used it cautiously making sure that the Germans did not find out that their cipher was broken.

Alan Turing, gay icon, will be the face on Britain’s next £50 note, which we’ll see in 2021 and is acknowledged as the father of computers. Turing’s legacy is carried on by the annual Turing Award that is the highest recognition in computer science since 1966.

The three young Polish mathematicians who were the first to crack the new German military Enigma code got their faces on a Polish postage stamp in 1983.

Claude Shannon

Have you heard the term “Information Theory?” No? Then perhaps you’ve been watching too many faux movies, like Red Tails (on the Tuskegee Airmen), or reading factvels (novels passing themselves off as non-fiction) like Hidden Figures (on African-American women involved in NASA).

Claude Elwood Shannon wrote the most important master’s thesis in history in which he, at twenty-one years old, applied Boolean algebra to switching circuitry titled “A Symbolic Analysis of Relay and Switching Circuits.” In this paper Shannon invented new mathematics to describe the laws of communication. It was a transformative work, turning circuit design from an art into a science, and is now considered to have been the starting point of digital circuit design.

In a 1939 letter to his mentor at Bell Laboratories, Vannevar Bush, Shannon outlined some of his initial ideas on “fundamental properties of general systems for the transmission of intelligence.” After working on the problem for a decade, Shannon finally published his masterpiece in 1948: “A Mathematical Theory of Communication.”  He introduced new ideas, like the entropy rate of a probabilistic model, which have been applied in far-ranging branches of mathematics such as ergodic theory, the study of long-term behavior of dynamical systems. Shannon’s theories have now become the standard framework underlying all modern-day communication systems: optical, underwater, even interplanetary.

His theories laid the groundwork for the electronic communications networks that now lace the earth. As noted by Ioan James, Shannon biographer for the Royal Society, “So wide were its repercussions that the theory was described as one of humanity’s proudest and rarest creations, a general scientific theory that could profoundly and rapidly alter humanity’s view of the world.”

While Shannon worked in a field for which no Nobel prize is offered, his work was richly rewarded by honors including the National Medal of Science (1966) and honorary degrees from Yale (1954), Michigan (1961), Princeton (1962), Edinburgh (1964), Pittsburgh (1964), Northwestern (1970), Oxford (1978), East Anglia (1982), Carnegie-Mellon (1984), Tufts (1987), and the University of Pennsylvania (1991). He was also the first recipient of the Harvey Prize (1972), the Kyoto Prize (1985), and the Shannon Award (1973). The last of these awards, named in his honor, is given by the Information Theory Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and remains the highest possible honor in the community of researchers dedicated to the field that he invented.

But Shannon was also a fun-loving joker; he invented something called the “Ultimate Machine,” a machine—a box really—containing a replica of a human hand whose sole purpose was to turn off a switch that had been turned on by its user. Shannon approached research with a sense of curiosity, humor, and fun. An accomplished unicyclist, he was famous for cycling the halls of Bell Labs at night, juggling as he went. His later work on chess-playing machines and an electronic mouse that could run a maze helped create the field of artificial intelligence, the effort to make machines that think. Yeah, we call them computers.

As Stanford University Professor David Tse says, Shannon “invented the future.”

You can watch a recent documentary on Shannon’s life at Amazon Prime.

Oscar H. Banker

If you had never heard of Claude Shannon, then I can guarantee that you’ve never heard this man’s name. You should know it. . . you probably drove or were driven somewhere recently using two of his historic inventions — the automatic transmission and power steering.

Oscar H. Banker (b. Asatour Sarafian, May 31, 1895) was an Armenian-American inventor who patented a number of works, including an automatic transmission and power steering for automobiles. He is considered the “father of the automatic transmission.”

General Motors incorporated the semi-automatic transmission system into some of its vehicles in 1934, oddly enough the same year that Banker filed for a patent on the automatic transmission. The GM design had many flaws, leading Banker to propose his system to the company, asserting that it would be safer and more durable. After battling for eight years, Banker’s design was adopted and GM finally offered the American driver automatic transmissions using Banker’s design in 1940 in Oldsmobiles and Cadillacs, the first mass-produced automatic transmission vehicles. It was a marvel of engineering complexity that simplified driving so much that today, 97 per cent of all cars have just two pedals.

1940 Oldsmobile

In Banker’s memoirs titled Dreams and Wars of an American Inventor: An Immigrant’s Romance published in 1983 he writes: “America is yet the greatest country existing for opportunity, for achievement and if a person can endure the hardships, ridicule, rebuffs, whatever and keep on going! That is what counts. And absolutely nothing else.”

The Drinking Bird

It would seem that brilliant people have a penchant for designing useless toys if you follow the examples of Claude Shannon and Miles Sullivan both of whom worked for Bell Labs in the 1940s. Sullivan filed for a patent on his toy in 1946.

The drinking bird is an iconic desk toy, but can you explain how it works? The principle is unintuitive at first glance, but beautifully simple in hindsight, like only the most brilliant inventions are.

At its core, the drinking bird is a heat engine, not unlike a steam turbine or diesel engine. When the bird’s head dips in the water, it gets wet. When the water evaporates, the bird’s head cools. This temperature change in-turn changes the internal pressure of the bird’s vacuum sealed body, and the movement of the gases and liquids inside propel the bird’s motion.

The bird’s underlying principle is unintuitive at first glance, beautifully simple and a mesmerizing feat of engineering. The drinking bird illustrates many principles in chemistry and physics: boiling and condensation; combined gas law; torque; the center of mass; capillary action (wicking of water into the felt); wet-bulb temperature (temperature difference between head and body bulbs depends on the relative humidity of the air); the Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution; heat of vaporization/heat of condensation; and the functioning of a heat engine.

It’s best just to watch it in action and listen to the engineer guy explain it.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=UCKC-QVcVn0%3Fwmode%3Dopaque%26rel%3D0

The Columbian Exposition of 1893

The World’s Columbian Exposition celebrated the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s discovery of America. (Or as Wikipedia says, Columbus’s arrival in the new world.)

There hasn’t been a World’s Fair in North America since 1986 in Vancouver, B.C., and the last one in the US was in New Orleans in 1984. During the Fairs’ heydays, wealthy and middleclass families would make pilgrimages across the seas to meccas of modernization to see the wonders firsthand.

Rather than trumpeting how great each nation was or could be, the Fairs became pitiful reminders of how desperate we had become. World’s Fairs don’t even try to capture the imagination like they used to. The 1939 World’s Fair’s Dawn of a New Day slogan exuded aspirational wonder as nations shamelessly hawked their latest kitchen appliances or technological innovation.

The 1964 Fair held in New York focused on Peace Through Understanding—how many foreign wars has the US engaged in since then? The last Fair in 2015 in Milan, Italy had as its theme — Feeding the planet, energy for life — it focused on ending hunger and developing food sustainability for impoverished nations. . . what a downer!

Dubai, a sheikhdom in the United Arab Emirates, bet billions of dollars on an Expo to rejuvenate its struggling economy. That Expo is now postponed to Oct. 1, 2021, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

But the Columbian Expo held in Chicago was probably the pinnacle of global mankind’s demonstration of striving for excellence.

Fredrick Law Olmsted, possibly the world’s foremost landscape architect, laid out the plan to build on a swamp requiring wood pilings driven into the ground to support the buildings. He also created a system of lagoons and lakes in which full size replicas of Columbus’ ships, the Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria floated. 40,000 skilled and unskilled laborers (making ten cents a day) constructed the fair’s buildings.

There were over 65,000 exhibits at the fair covering 630 acres. The Chicago skyline was dominated by a 250-foot-high Ferris wheel, designed for the fair by inventor George Ferris. It was 100 feet taller than today’s Ferris wheel at Chicago’s Navy Pier and had 36 cars capable of holding 60 people each. Fully loaded, it could carry 2,160 people and took a full twenty minutes to make one rotation. The commission responsible for the Fair believed it couldn’t be done. But Ferris, embodying the spirit of American ingenuity and doggedness, built it anyway.

The color of the material generally used to cover the buildings’ façades, white staff, which was a type of plaster of Paris, gave the fairgrounds its nickname—the White City. Its scale and grandeur far exceeded all prior world’s fairs including the one held in Paris in 1889 symbolized by the Eiffel Tower. The Columbian Expo became a symbol of emerging American Exceptionalism.

The main entryway was a peristyle of forty-eight massive fluted columns on either side of an arch in the style of the Arc de Triompe.

Every US state built an exhibition house or building to show its products. California had, among other things, a full-size medieval knight on a horse made of prunes. Missouri showcased a replica of the Statue of Liberty made of sugar. Philadelphia sent the Liberty Bell to grace Pennsylvania’s building.

This was the first Fair to solicit exhibits from foreign countries and forty-six heeded the call. It seemed that each nation was in a fierce competition to excel the others. France built a nearly full-size wing of the Palace of Versailles.

On October 9, 1893, nearly a million people paid 50 cents to attend the opening where President Grover Cleveland pushed a solid gold button to switch on George Westinghouse’s electric lights that illuminated in a bath of brilliant whiteness the staff-laden buildings of the Fair. Nearly half of the total population of the US attended the Fair.

It is impossible to describe the awesome accomplishment of the White men and women who came together to create one of the wonders of the modern world. Everything about it was the biggest, the best, the greatest. It had the longest telescope in the world, the largest building in the world, and a choir of 2,500 singers.

A good book to read on the subject is Erik Larson’s The Devil in the White City. Another place that I really recommend is the documentary narrated by Gene Wilder titled “Magic of the World’s Fair.” Trust me, the documentary will amaze you.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=cpOQE5KJJds%3Fwmode%3Dopaque%26rel%3D0

If you watch the documentary, and I hope you do, you will be left with a sense of appreciation for what white people have achieved. Like George Ferris who was not content to allow the erector-set appearing Eifel Tower to stand as the crowning glory of civilization, there were others who motivated by money, fame, or ego, would scale mountains of obstacles, and leave their indelible record in the history books and in their genes for future generations.

You might also feel a bit wistful if not melancholy as you contemplate that White people descended to the deepest part of the oceans, climbed the highest land masses, and flew to the moon to go for a walk.

Can we ever attain the impossible tasks again? Or have we lost that intangible component, that antecedent of accomplishment, that precursor of victory, and that faculty of deliberative striving?

Have we lost it — our will?

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