The Daily Stormer has always taken a hard line on planes: news that happens on a plane is more interesting than news that happens on the earth.
This is no exception…!
Alexei Navalny, the man seen as one of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s top critics in the country, was poisoned during a flight from Siberia to Moscow and has since been hospitalized, reports said.
Arkady Ostrovsky, The Economist magazine’s Russia editor, said the plane made an emergency landing about half way into the flight, citing Navalny’s press secretary.
The Kremlin did not immediately issue a statement. The Daily Beast reported that Kira Yarmish, Navalny’s press secretary, said he was poisoned with some kind of toxin and was unconscious.
“We assume that Alexei was poisoned with something mixed into his tea. That was the only thing he drank this morning. The doctors say that the toxin was absorbed more quickly because of the hot liquid. Right now Alexei is unconscious,” she said, according to the report.
Okay, so firstly: Wat? They’re saying the stewardess poisoned his tea? Hot water is needed to absorb poison? That sounds like the kind of thought process a stewardess would have, so I would hope the stewardess herself is the immediate suspect. (Yes, in Russia, all the stewardesses are still female, as God intended.)
More importantly: the people who gain from this man being poisoned are:
- He himself
- His Western sponsors
He’s gotten zero traction, this guy. The only thing he’s managed to do is line up a mob of tattooed drug addicts and greasy skanks at free rap music concerts in expensive public venues. He also has some neo-Nazi support. That’s all. He’s no Joshua Wong, let me tell you this. He does not get serious political support.
The idea that he would be worth sending a spy to pose as a stewardess to poison his tea gives him legitimacy that he does not currently have.
If I had to guess, I would suspect this is a one-off news story. It’s trending right now, but basically, the media puts out this goofy stuff and then drops it before anyone can say “wait, what?” because they understand that there is a cumulative effect of hitting people with a barrage of outrageous stories.
Over time, people will get the idea that Russia is some kind of cartoonish lawless dictatorship with spies on airplanes and secret gay death camps and random arrests. The effect is that people just generally have a negative impression of the target of this method of media barrage. If one story is proved false publicly, it doesn’t actually matter, because the goal is not a specific story but a general impression.
You see it with China:
- Hacking your phone
- Using 5G to hack you
- Using TikTok to hack you
- Invented the coronavirus
- Purposefully spread the coronavirus
- Imprisoning Christians
- Bypassing sanctions on Iran and thereby helping terrorism
- Killing Moslems in camps
- Raping Moslems
- Editing black people out of movies
- Refusing to see movies starring black people
- Abusing black people on the streets
- Being rude to black people
- Taking away freedom in Hong Kong
- Beating up protesters in Hong Kong
- Stealing other people’s fish
None of those things is true, at least not in the way they present them, but it takes 100 times the effort it takes to spew these stories out to explain why they’re false. If someone eventually learns that one or two of these things is false, it doesn’t detract from the general impression that “China is bad.”
Last month, Mike Pompeo went to the Nixon Library to give a speech about how Richard Nixon was wrong to ever open up the West to the Chinese, claiming that our entire relationship with them has been bad this entire time.
He didn’t mention the three decades we spent with them very cheaply manufacturing all of our consumer products in sweatshops at the behest of the US Government, which was certainly a benefit to this country’s elite if not the people.
It’s a complete rewriting of history.
Literally “we’ve always been at war with East Asia.”
The speech took several turns for the morbidly bizarre, with Pompeo simply injecting things that he’d obviously made up.
If you’re a glutton for gluttons, you can watch it, but here’s an example: at one point he said that he’d met with many Moslems who had escaped the Moslem camps. Escaped, he said!
According to Pompeo’s own reports, these camps are high-tech prisons in the middle of the Taklamakan Desert in Xinjiang.
Where would you escape to?
I half expected him to say that the escapee was taken in by a pack of fennec foxes who brought him food and taught him how to withstand the sand storms.
It’s retarded, but it took him two seconds to throw that out there, and in order to explain how stupid it is, I have to bring up all these maps and explain to you why this is retarded.
It’s similar to something anti-social personalities do on internet forums: you can post low effort nonsense and force people to give you a long response and then when they’ve exhausted themselves explaining how you’re wrong, they can say “ah well, okay, whatever,” and keep on going with some other dumb, baseless claim.