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Slippery Slope: Govt Lowering Standards & A Giveaway!
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Welcome Avatar! As mentioned on Twitter a couple weeks ago, in a private chat someone bright (and rich of course) summarized the current plan as follows: “The goal of the government is to lower your standard of living”. You’re free to disagree/add nuance to it. That said, couldn’t have put it any better.
If you drive up inflation, then drive up interest rates and on top of that have a supply chain issue that will impact food, it will certainly impact the standard of living for the majority. Here we can walk through some examples of how you start small and snowball into more extreme ideas without the masses waking up.
Part 1 - Example with Inequality
We’re not here to lie and say that there is no inequality. It is entirely true that every race and gender has *something* attached to it in terms of general assumptions (both good and bad assumptions). Instead, we have to look at how things evolve from a normalization standpoint. We’ll take on the taboo topic of LGBT and race based admissions. You’d think they are not related but they are.
LGBT Stuff: Surprising some people, legitimately do not care if someone is LGBT or not. Does not matter one bit if you’re an anon on the internet anyway. If someone wants to spend thousands of dollars to change their gender or be called something else. Fine by us. Doesn’t impact our lives one bit.
Unsure when all of this stuff became mainstream but back in the 2000s we were old enough to watch as people pushed hard to legalizing same sex marriage. Didn’t even understand what the fuss was about. If people want to sign a document together, that’s great no big deal.
Then things started to get a bit weird. We started to allow biological men who changed into women compete in sports. Also. We are now at a point where there is “debate” on if a man can get pregnant or not. This is incomprehensible. Scientifically speaking there are two chromosomes. X and Y. If you’re XY it means you cannot get pregnant.
Now if you think the last paragraph seems like a big jump, it is. It’s because we pushed slowly but surely into crazier and crazier “acceptance”. The problem with acceptance and tolerance is that if you give authoritarian people an inch they take a mile.
Allowing marriage wasn’t the canary in the coal mine, it was when we allowed men to compete as women in female sports. That seemed to be the tipping point in all this and it was a celebrated event! (insane). If you want an exact spot where we really went downhill as a society on this topic it was around Caitlyn Jenner (April of 2015). Coming out as “trans” right after being involved in a fatal car accident in February.
Moving on to Race Baiting: As stated above, more than happy to admit that there are numerous assumptions made based on what someone looks like. This is just reality. Once again, we don’t care as we’ve built something based on being entirely anon which includes men + women + a wide range of ethnicities. There is no better way to be “race and gender agnostic” than by being anon. By definition no one will know for sure what someone looks like with this set up.
The best example here is college education. Back about 20 years ago there was a push for some affirmative action that XYZ ethnicities would get some preferential treatment in the admissions process. Honestly, this wasn’t a big deal back then. It wasn’t “fair” but it wasn’t egregious. Now it is simply egregious.
As an example if you are 50% Caucasian and 50% Peruvian you can apply as 100% latin. Also. You can game the system even more by claiming you are lower income. How? If your parents are divorced you just put the lower income person down as the parent.
It got worse. We got to a point where people would simply claim they were Native American and this includes famous politicians such as Elizabeth Warren who has some 1/1,024 genes related to Native Americans. “However, the parameters of the test left open the possibility that Warren was only 1/1,024 Native American — a tiny fraction that the Massachusetts Democrat’s opponents were quick to point out.” Source
Now we’re stuck in another conundrum. Since anyone can claim to be anything due to the moving of goal posts, the entire objective of all these programs is removed. Meanwhile, if you were born with millions of dollars in Brazil you have a better shot at getting into an Ivy League School than a regular American Caucasian from poverty who has perfect grades and test scores.
Once again started with a reasonable approach and now we’ve devolved into full insanity. Where a guy who grew up below the poverty line is competing on equal playing field with economically rich people from the “right” background.
Note: to emphasize our point, if you’re in a minority group we recommend *heavily* that you use any of the scam systems to get you into a better school, career etc. We’re not going to change the rules. We’re here to point out that the goal doesn’t work. If you’re able to claim that you’re in one of these groups with priority you’re a fool not to take advantage of it.
Conclusion: Our politics are pretty simple. Leave people alone and let them do what they wish. Couldn’t care less if someone wants to get a life changing surgery or take advantage of poorly designed systems. That’s part of the game. The problem occurs when these policies begin to impact your standard of living. Which is now occurring.
Part 2 - Degrade Your Standard of Living and the Fear State
From the prior section, it doesn’t seem like there is any real impact to you. Except that has also changed! If you’re a professor at a university you could be fired for saying outrageous statements like there are two genders.
This is a big deal if you’re paying attention: 1) we’re negatively impacting female athletics by allowing men to win prizes for female sports, 2) we’re now actively confusing young adolescents into believing there are multiple genders - fighting biological facts and 3) if you state biological facts you can be fired as being “offensive” and “unaccepting” is the justification behind the firing. The slope has gotten much, much, much steeper.
Now we get to watch in real time as bug eating begins to be normalized. We mentioned this way back in April of 2021 before the concept ramped up and it was part of the original about page! Now? You’re seeing it happen in real time.
Crickets and Grasshoppers: We’re well aware that there are a large number of countries that eat bugs as a form of protein. People even like them in many cases. No problem at all. The problem is really that the normalization process has begun. We saw how fast we went from “allowing gender changes” to “you can get fired for stating biological facts”. A slippery slope has started.
Oddly, we don’t know if they are paid bots/shills but our account is being kicked every single time a bug article pops up. We post it and we get multiple mentions saying “Hey whats wrong with bugs, they are good for protein”. Seems like people have already started to drink the Kool-Aid.
Notice how they added “and our warming planet”.
Not To Be Taken As a Perfect Guess: For fun we wrote down a simple normalization process. Before people say “haha we started with XYZ instead” this is just a general framework for getting people to accept lower and lower qualities of life.
For some reason people believe that meat prices will go down into negative territory despite a lag in the pricing of cattle/chicken. Cattle/Chicken from the last 6 months were based on gas prices about 1-2 years ago (simple estimate to avoid complication).
If you’ve been following all the protests in Europe (farmers), we’re actually watching the entire game plan in real time. First they implemented new standards which are pushing Dutch farmers out of business under the disguise of “global warming” and “sustainability”. Now they have plans to buy out the land and use it for more sustainable food sources (article here)
Conclusion and New Set Up: At this point the objective is clear (to us). As food prices go up and a focus on sustainability becomes more popular we’ll see people slowly justify their decisions. If it becomes socially acceptable to eat tons of bugs, the virtue signaling will kick in. They are not eating bugs because it is more affordable. They are eating bugs to “do the right thing and help the environment”
This playbook has worked for a long time. Making a new moral angle around extremism.
Up to You to Decide: As usual there is no fun in talking about the past since it doesn’t add much. The question is if this is actually part of the strategy to normalize a lower quality of life under the guise of “sustainability”. In a few years we’ll find out! You have our best guess right here already though. Normalization is part of the plan.
Part 3 - Five Paid Stack Giveaway!
In the non-bug eating world, we have a wide variety of successful people. One of them is Worst Contrarian who is not only a successful WiFi money maker but took the actionable information on Arbs and created a *second* internet based income stream.
This five unit giveaway is 100% thanks to him.
Unfortunately, he is extremely busy so we’ll run the competition on Twitter tomorrow.
The following Tweet will go out on Tuesday at Noon EST. And. You can enter the competition by simply submitting a meme. There will be Five Winners.
The meme must be a reply to the Tweet on Twitter. Brand new accounts are 100% eligible.
Disclaimer: None of this is to be deemed legal or financial advice of any kind. These are *opinions* written by an anonymous group of Ex-Wall Street Tech Bankers and software engineers who moved into affiliate marketing and e-commerce. We’re an advisor for Synapse Protocol and on the JPEG team