Monday, August 30, 2021

Science: WuFlu recovery 99++%.

Good news, peeps. You're not gonna die from the WuFlu.

This is a graph of "Infection Fatality Rate", IFR, over age. This is a measure of the number of people that die from WuFlu. Note that the TOP of the scale is 0.01. That number means that the number of people who actually caught WuFlu and then died of it, at worst, is 1 in 100. [Corrected! Thanks Robin.] On average, if one hundred people over 65 caught it, one died.

The number we see bandied about in the media is different. That is "Case Fatality Rate." CFR. Those are "documented cases" and not a measure of the total infection rate.

Early estimates of case fatality rate (CFR, ratio of deaths divided by documented infections) in the elderly were very high and they played an instrumental role in disseminating both fear and alacrity in dealing with this serious pandemic. Early estimates of CFR from China (48) described CFR of 8% in the age group 70-79 and 14.8% in those ≥80 years. Extremely high CFR estimates were also reported initially from Italy (49) and New York (50). However, the number of infected individuals was much larger than the documented cases (51). Therefore, IFR is much lower than CFR. We are aware of three previous evaluations of age-stratified IFR estimates that combine seroprevalence data with age-specific COVID-19 mortality statistics (4, 5, 52). Levin et al (4) is also the basis for the US CDC pandemic planning scenarios (53). Levin et al report IFR 4.6% at age 75, and 15% at age 85 (4) without separating nursing home deaths.

So then, if we know we're not all going to die of the Chinese Lung AIDS, why do we keep seeing this type of thing?

Because the Big Lie is coming unravelled, that's why.

Certain political and economic forces in the Western World have made this disease political. I presume, but can't really prove, that this is because they're using it as an excuse to do things like spend a billion dollars (that would be $1,000,000,000 taxpayer dollars) on a "vaccine passport" that people will be forced to keep on their cell phones.

I use this as an example because it was pointed out at Small Dead Animals that the most an application like that should cost is $250,000 to design, maybe another million to implement at the outside most.

If they gold-plated it, the most it could cost would be $10 million. If they went insane and spent like drunken sailors, maybe they could burn through $100 million.

   $100,000,000 One hundred million.
$1,000,000,000 One billion.

See where I'm going with this? What happened to the other $900 MILLION bucks? What the hell did they spend that on?

And let us be clear, this is not money spent for the treatment or housing or even the funerals of people who got sick from WuFlu. This is a phone ap. It's official purpose is to sort the vaccinated from the unvaccinated at stores, public events etc.

This is the same exact scam as the old gun registry, which cost the Canadian taxpayer $2 billion dollars. ($2,000,000,000) That was a database that these days would easily run on your phone. Back in the day it would have fit on a desktop PC. Where'd the money go?

Well, they took it. Legally of course, by means of all kinds of committees and contracts and so forth. All quite proper I'm sure. But when you get right down to it, they took the money and gave it to their friends. Which those friends of course donated to political campaigns and other sorts of things. Rinse, repeat.

Same thing everywhere. By hook and by crook, all over the Western world, governments are doing this in all kinds of ways. The difference this time is that we can see them move.

Meanwhile the public health talking heads are all screaming: "Fourth Wave!!!! Lock-down!!!11! Right after the election though, okay? Justin asked real nice, so we're doing him a favor."

Saturday, August 28, 2021

The new Apple spy-Phone

Edward Snowden (who fled to -Russia- for his freedom, let's not forget) speaks about the new Apple "child safety" spyware.

If you're an enterprising pedophile with a basement full of CSAM-tainted iPhones, Apple welcomes you to entirely exempt yourself from these scans by simply flipping the "Disable iCloud Photos" switch, a bypass which reveals that this system was never designed to protect children, as they would have you believe, but rather to protect their brand. As long as you keep that material off their servers, and so keep Apple out of the headlines, Apple doesn't care.

So what happens when, in a few years at the latest, a politician points that out, and—in order to protect the children—bills are passed in the legislature to prohibit this "Disable" bypass, effectively compelling Apple to scan photos that aren't backed up to iCloud? What happens when a party in India demands they start scanning for memes associated with a separatist movement? What happens when the UK demands they scan for a library of terrorist imagery? How long do we have left before the iPhone in your pocket begins quietly filing reports about encountering "extremist" political material, or about your presence at a "civil disturbance"? Or simply about your iPhone's possession of a video clip that contains, or maybe-or-maybe-not contains, a blurry image of a passer-by who resembles, according to an algorithm, "a person of interest"?

Pretty much my take on it. No one objects to Apple keeping child porn off their servers. Pretty much everyone with a functioning brain objects to a corporation filtering their photos, running facial recognition on their videos, downloading and storing files off their phone (and laptop, and PC, and iPad, and Apple-TV, and etc.) without permission, and so forth.

Apple scanning stuff I store on their iCloud is objectionable, but ultimately up to me. I make the choice if I want to send it to the cloud. If I don't want it scanned and stored forever to be used for other purposes at their convenience, I won't send it to them.
Apple scanning my phone, whether I send things to their cloud or not, that's different. Now they're screwing with my hardware, that I bought.

And let us not pretend, as Snowden says, that this intrusion will remain forever limited to child porn prevention.

That's bad enough, after all. No more pictures of your little kids, ladies and gentlemen. If it has a kid in it, a cop is liable to show up at your house. This is known as "function creep." A process whereby they need another child-porn arrest this month so they can make their budget, so they tighten up the algorithm another notch. Before long, a diaper advertisement on a billboard you drove past while taking video of the scenery is getting you a visit from the constabulary.

But function creep is a wide ranging thing. All it takes is a court order to Apple and suddenly every phone in the world gets scoured for... pretty much anything they want. Location data, photos, text files, videos, telephone conversations, game data, whatever is in there.

Currently that capability does not exist. But in September, it will.

Time to go buy a film camera for your family photos, before the inevitable price jump. It's very difficult for Apple to scan Polaroids. They have to physically come to your house.

This is why, just like  I put a piece of tape on my Apple product's camera. It's harder for them to spy on you when you cover the sensor with  tape.

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Science: the cloth mask does nothing.

Well well. Mask bad again.

TORONTO -- A recent study from engineering researchers in Ontario has found that high-efficiency masks are up to six times better at filtering aerosols compared to more commonly used cloth and surgical masks.

Researchers at the University of Waterloo looked into how effective different types of masks are at filtering out aerosol particles, which are solid or liquid particles approximately 0.001 millimetres in diameter and suspended in the air. They published their findings in the journal Physics of Fluids on July 21.

The team put masks over a CPR mannequin that could simulate a person's breathing and exhale aerosol droplets, which were made using olive oil, and measured the amount of aerosols that would be built up in a large, unventilated room. The measurements were taken from two metres away, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)'s recommended distance for physical distancing.

The researchers found that R95 masks were able to filter out 60 per cent of exhaled aerosols, and KN95 masks could filter out 46 per cent.

On the other hand, cloth masks and surgical masks only filtered out 10 per cent and 12 per cent of exhaled aerosols, respectively.

"There is no question it is beneficial to wear any face covering, both for protection in close proximity and at a distance in a room," said lead author Serhiy Yarusevych in a press release. "However, there is a very serious difference in the effectiveness of different masks when it comes to controlling aerosols."

Emphasis mine, of course.

What they're blathering about is the difference between "droplet" transmission, where the virus is held in a water droplet from a sneeze, a cough or from "speaking moistly" as the Shiny Pony famously said, and "aerosol" transmission, when the virus itself is floating around in the air, with no water droplet.

The difference, as one might imagine, is size. Water droplets from sneezing and coughing are pretty big, comparatively speaking. The shitty surgical masks and the cloth masks do stop some of those. Maybe half (50%) when taking into consideration all the leakage out the sides. You know how your glasses fog up when wearing the never-sufficiently-damned surgical mask? That's because wet air is jetting out around your nose and fogging them. Better than nothing, for droplet transmission.

Aerosol transmission, this is a different story. According to this story, the aerosols being tested are particles 0.001 millimetres in diameter. That's 1 micron in science speak. As it happens, the filtration of the N-95 mask material is ~99.5% for particles that  are 0.75 microns and up. The N-95 filters 95% of the most penetrating particle size, 0.1 to 0.3 microns in diameter. Anything larger or smaller than that is filtered at better than 95%.

The WuFlu virus itself, naked as it were, is roughly 0.14 microns, which falls into that "most penetrating" particle size. Therefore the N-95 "only" filters it at 95% capability. Here's a handy WuFlu size comparison chart.

This assumes NO LEAKS in the mask fitment. That's an important point, because the shitty stand-alone paper units leak atrociously. Your filtration effectiveness will drop down to 50-60%. Rule of thumb, if it fogs your glasses when you wear it, it's pretty much useless.

Naturally, the government mandates the shitty, useless surgical mask. You might as well tape a kleenex to your face. Oh, and that plexiglass barrier? Useless, at best.

On the bright side, despite the ever dropping effectiveness (currently hovering at 49% with two (2) doses) of the mad science experiment in genetic modification they are daring to call a "vaccine", 99% of people who catch the WuFlu recover. In fact, ~90-95% of people over 80 who catch it recover.

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Afghanistan is deliberate. It is not a mistake.

This is a spontaneous explosion I posted over at According To Hoyt. Kindly excuse the bad words, I'm angry the last couple of days.

Sarah said: "They didn't know Afghanistan, a place that is like our primordial tales where parents are served a stew of their children, a place that not only has never been civilized but relishes barbarism, would fall that fast."

Okay, you pushed my button Sarah. Here doth ensue a rant:

Can we all stop pretending these people are stupid? They're not. They are the very smartest of the smart, and they are EATING OUR LUNCH.

This fall of Saigon II is not a mistake. Not a miscalculation. Not a screw-up. It is quite deliberate. Everyone involved, for the last 20 years, knew this would happen. The Afghans knew it, the Taliban knew it, NATO knew it. They fucking well knew.

I'm not going to pretend that I knew it, but as news reports stop being able to lie their way out of this fiasco, reports keep popping up of documents and officials in and out of government who called this right from the start. They knew.

So why the surprise now? Why turn Trump's orderly and gradual withdrawal into a rout with people falling off airplanes? Because now they can pin the disaster on the doddering old man in the White House who can't find the bathroom on his own. Perfect fall guy.

Deeper issue, why let it happen at all? Because what happens in Afghanistan is not important. They don't care. As long as their gravy train keeps running and those biscuit wheels keep sopping up all that beautiful wonderful gravy, they do not give a single shit about guys falling off the outside of C-17s trying to escape the Taliban. They don't care about the world-wide reputation of the United States. They don't care about soldiers dying for nothing. They don't care if inflation drives the whole middle class into poverty, destroys your savings and fucks over the whole nation for 20 years.

Those things are not important, okay? They don't care.

And how do we know this? We know because we've seen it before! Anybody out there old enough to remember John F. fucking Kennedy playing chicken with Nikita Khrushchev over the Cuban Missile Crisis? It was revealed in his memoirs that Khrushchev turned those ships around because he finally understood that Kennedy was insane. Kennedy wasn't paying any attention to Khrushchev, he was busy positioning himself to win the coming election.

It wasn't important to Kennedy what the Soviets did. It wasn't important if a war started. It wasn't even important if nukes were launched. He didn't care. It was only the next crooked election that mattered. All those Joint Chiefs of Staff guys and the whole Cabinet knew that, and they let him do it.

Okay? That's what this really is. We are the stupid, clueless idiots who go along and let them do it.

Here endeth the rant.

Update: Support for my thesis is showing up.


Mr. Fox attributes this massive problem to bureaucratic “brainworms“, or a mistake by professional bureaucrats within the State Department trying to help but actually making things worse.  However, there is a possibility it’s not a mistake.  Perhaps this was done purposefully.

As previously noted by Lara Logan, outlining a position I happen to agree with {GO DEEP}, the growing scale of the crisis in Afghanistan cannot simply be chalked up to mistakes, snafu’s, blunders and errors in judgement.  At some level it must be accepted that these events are happening because they are intended to happen.

While it is never a good idea to assign duplicitous motives to issues and events which can be more easily explained by stupid errors, the scale of the errors in this situation beggars belief.

When you think about the people within the chain-of-command inside the U.S. State Department, specifically the number of people currently assigned to review everything U.S. Embassy Kabul operations is conducting, this instruction to blitz a document to all applicants, that is so easy to duplicate had to be made intentionally.

Tens of thousands of fraudulent State Department documents showing up at the already overwhelmed gates of the Kabul airport will only make things exponentially more difficult to sort through.

Something like this is beyond FUBAR.  This level of specific evacuation crisis is benefitting some purpose.  Essentially, this “mistake” as outlined in the video above, is going to collapse any hope for an efficient evacuation with verified personnel.

We have seen this play out before [Bathtub Principle] where a crisis is created because the crisis has a purpose.

In Libya rather than Hillary Clinton and CIA Director Leon Panetta getting busted for selling surface-to-air missiles (SAMS) to al-Qaeda (Operation Zero Footprint), the State Department and CIA -essentially brother and sister agencies- helped “the Benghazi rebels” take over the Kadaffi weapons caches.  If SAMS were then used elsewhere (Syria), well, they came from Kadaffi’s stores… see how that works?

Based on current political alignment, alliances, and the ideology behind who is in charge of specific U.S. government agencies, it can reasonably be assumed someone (insert Obama here) wants Pakistan and Iran to have advanced military technology via the stolen weapons we leave behind in Afghanistan. 


Because those same people already made money selling advanced military tech to Iran, and this ‘crisis’ provides cover when it shows up later in their arsenal. (more)

“Something is going on”… Something much more consequential than appears at the surface.

 Yeah. We've seen them do this shit before. They're doing it all the time now. 

You really think the US Border Patrol can't secure their southern border? They can! They've just been told not to. You really think the Portland cops can't stand up against Antifa? They can! They've just been told not to.

You really think it's an accident that the USA abandoned Bagram air-force base with its fortifications and multiple landing strips because they couldn't stand up to the toothless hillbillies called the Taliban? You really think that the US military would -choose- to stage out of the single landing strip of Kabul airport? No way. This is an arrangement.

Whoever is pulling Biden's strings ordered this. I assume because they have to. I must assume this is because they're all guilty of things that will earn them the death penalty, and have nothing to lose. I think the big movers and shakers in DemocRat Washington have been doing shit that if we all knew about it, there'd be no crack deep enough for them to hide in. Pizzagate, if true, would be the least of it.

Thursday, August 12, 2021

What about those ignorant anti-vaxxers, eh?

Yeah, about that:

A new report by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh has found that the most highly educated Americans are also the most vaccine hesitant.

The researchers canvassed no fewer than 5 million Americans who responded to surveys on whether they were "probably" or "definitely not planning on getting a COVID vaccine.

The results will shock many.

"More surprising is the breakdown in vaccine hesitancy by level of education," reports UnHerd. "It finds that the association between hesitancy and education level follows a U-shaped curve with the highest hesitancy among those least and most educated. People a master's degree had the least hesitancy, and the highest hesitancy was among those holding a PhD."

In addition, while the lowest educated saw the largest drop in vaccine hesitancy for the first five months of 2021, those with PhD's were the most likely to not change their minds.

There is a reason for this. When you have an Masters or a PhD in anything it is much more likely that you will know the difference between a memory RNA genetic modification mad science experiment and a genuine vaccine. It is also much more likely that you will know when people from the government are telling you bullshit and pretending it's true. It is also more likely that you will know that the words "vaccine passport" mean something very, very bad.

My Masters is in physical therapy. That means I've studied medical statistics, the practicalities of infection control, I know how to read medical publications and I know what all those big Latin words mean that doctors lob around all the time. It means that when the government comes out one week against wearing a face mask, and then the very next week they impose a mandatory mask order, I go and look up everything I need to know about viruses and masks.

I also notice when we're all locked down and can't go to the store except for emergencies... but the friggin' schools are still open. And the airport is still open. And the border is still open, but only for refugees. Et Cetera.

Get out there and do your own research, people. Look up the filtering capability of that glorified kleenex they're making you wear. Look up the efficacy of that jab they're telling you to take. Look all that shit up, people.

Bell's Palsy added to Pfizer warnings.

Well well, it looks like that "safe and effective" label on the WuFlu jab is looking less safe, again, when you read the fine print on the box.

Health Canada says 311 patients in Canada reported a case of Bell's Palsy after getting a COVID-19 shot though that does not specifically mean the condition was caused by the vaccine.

As of July 30, that includes 206 people who got the Pfizer vaccine, 67 who got Moderna, 37 who got Oxford-AstraZeneca and one whose vaccine was unknown.

Moderna's label was previously updated to report the condition.

I'll tell you what, you have to really dig to get that information off the web. They're not handing that out very easy. As well, most websites (including CP-24) are falling all over themselves to tell you that A) it's SOOOPER rare and B) it goes away, it's no big deal, and you totally shouldn't worry about it.

I will disagree about it being no big deal. Having half your face paralyzed by unknown causes is the definition of a Big Freakin' Deal. If the disease itself was more dangerous, I'd be a lot more excited about the jab for it. (I'm calling it a "jab" now because it's shorter than "mad science mRNA genetic modification experiment.")

Get the hell out there and do your own research my friends. Don't let the lying media assholes stampede you.

Saturday, August 07, 2021

Yes, books really are more depressing.

We all thought it was just us, right? Every time you pick up a book or a story, it seems more perverse and depressing than the one before. Ever since the 1990s, the written word has generally been a huge downer. Just us imagining it, we must be weirdos. Right?

Nope. It seems that around 1999-2000, something really did happen. Some guys and gals did a paper on it. The results are, hmm, interesting:

Individuals with depression are prone to maladaptive patterns of thinking, known as cognitive distortions, whereby they think about themselves, the world, and the future in overly negative and inaccurate ways. These distortions are associated with marked changes in an individual's mood, behavior, and language. We hypothesize that societies can undergo similar changes in their collective psychology that are reflected in historical records of language use. Here, we investigate the prevalence of textual markers of cognitive distortions in over 14 million books for the past 125 y and observe a surge of their prevalence since the 1980s, to levels exceeding those of the Great Depression and both World Wars. This pattern does not seem to be driven by changes in word meaning, publishing and writing standards, or the Google Books sample. Our results suggest a recent societal shift toward language associated with cognitive distortions and internalizing disorders.

Emphasis mine. Note that they did this analysis in three languages, English, German and Spanish.

It is worth reading the original article, which is found here. PDF downloadable. The graphs are particularly interesting.

This coincides with the timing of me starting to complain I couldn't find anything to read. By 2014 I'd abandoned reading entirely and took up writing instead, which is when the graphs level out at a high level. Currently I read only from a small stable of authors whose works I enjoy, largely I think because they're not depressing and hopeless.

The timing also coincides with the Sad Puppies 1-2-3-4 campaigns in the Hugo Awards. Larry Correia didn't get pissed off over nothing, methinks.

It is difficult not to seize on this study and scream "SEE? I TOLD YOU SO!!!" I'd welcome some more studies like this to start refining this idea that the media we are exposed to is becoming more depressing every year. Also to bring in some other correlations like the sales of antidepressants, geographic and demographic data on depression and anxiety disorders, etc.

My off-the-cuff reaction to this is that these guys really got a hold of something here. This is a real thing. The -causes- of it are another question entirely. I'll -guess- that it has a lot to do with the rise of Post-Modernism and it's little brother Critical Race Theory in the ivory tower, and also the consolidation of the publishing industry in N. America and Europe. In my oh-so-humble opinion some research into the incidence of major depression and anxiety disorders in the publishing industry might prove very fruitful indeed.

Thursday, August 05, 2021

New CDC mask guidelines based on Bear Week.

Update: Well, this puts a new and even more interesting spin on things.

ABC News published a story on Thursday headlined: "CDC mask decision followed stunning findings from Cape Cod beach outbreak." The article by Anne Flaherty and Arielle Mitropoulos explained how more than 800 people — 74 percent of whom had already been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 — tested positive for the coronavirus in the aftermath of Fourth of July celebrations in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

"The initial findings of the investigation led by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, seemed to have huge implications," the ABC News account said. It explained that the Cape Cod outbreak was "among the pieces of new evidence behind the CDC's decision" to ask Americans to wear masks indoors, even if they are vaccinated.

That ABC News article was more than 800 words long, but somehow the reporters never found an opportunity to mention two highly relevant words: "Bear Week."

Turns out the 4th of July in Provincetown Massachusetts is not your usual fireworks display.  40,000 gay men partying hearty in steamy bars with insufficient ventilation. Which, oddly, was not mentioned in any of the news reports. At all. I would have remembered that detail, had I seen it.

The guy who blew the whistle on this media malpractice was gay rights activist Peter Staley. In a Twitter thread, he complained that "everyone is missing the horny bear in the room," and noted that 85 percent of the patients in the Provincetown outbreak were male. There was also a blunt appraisal of the outbreak from columnist Andrew Sullivan, a gay man who actually lives in Provincetown: "Is Provincetown our future? Count me skeptical. In Fourth of July week, the town was completely swamped this year, followed swiftly by Bear Week; lines for the bars lasted for blocks; the bars themselves were packed; the weather was dreadful, forcing most of the crowd to pack tightly inside. A tiny town built for a few thousand residents has to absorb up to 40,000 in peak season. One bar in particular — the home for a dance party with the inspired name of "Fag Bash" — resembles a kind of dank dungeon where sweat drips from the ceiling and mold reaches up the walls. It might have been designed for viral transmission. A big swathe of the crowd had also just come from a week of Pride partying in New York City and were likely not, shall we say, at their immunological best. It was a muggy, viral heaven in a classic post-plague burst of bacchanalia."
So it appears that yes, if you are vaccinated with the MRNA mad science experiment, you might catch a case of WuFlu in a packed bar where drunk strangers are indiscriminately trading spit and dancing mashed together like sardines. Think mosh pit, but less clothing.
At a grocery store, 6 feet from the nearest person? Well, that's different isn't it? You don't normally see men Frenching random strangers at the store. Right? That's what the CDC based it's new mask mandate on. Naked mosh pit.

And the media ran with it. They're just lying now.

So, what can we take home from this about WuFlu? Nothing! We can conclude nothing useful, because they're lying! The CDC is lying, the media is lying, state and federal public health are lying. Is the "vaccine" safe? We don't know. Is it unsafe? WE DON'T KNOW. What about those case numbers and fatality counts? We don't know.

Dear public officials: The problem with lying is that once you lie, everything you ever said becomes suspect. At this point, we just don't believe you anymore.

Monday, August 02, 2021

Frank Miller cancelled by convention.

This may not seem like anything interesting to a non-comic book nerd, but bear with me. It gets interesting fast.

Comic book artist Frank Miller, whose credits include Batman: The Dark Knight Returns and Sin City, was all set to appear at the Thought Bubble Yorkshire Comic Art Festival this November in England; in fact, he was listed first among the luminaries who were set to attend. But now he has been dropped and the great minds behind Thought Bubble have apologized for ever inviting him, because, you see, he has committed an unpardonable sin: fifteen years ago, he wrote something that some people have taken as negative toward the Left's favored religion, Islam.

Well now. This is familiar! I recall a multitude of similar actions taken by comic conventions and SciFi conventions over the past few years. Remember when John Ringo, Larry Correia and even Toni Weisskopf of Baen Books got cancelled?

The difference between Frank Miller and Correia, Ringo and Weisskopf, for the purposes of this discussion, is political. Miller is a New York Lefty and a Hollywood guy. Previously conventions were cancelling Conservatives like Ringo and Correia, and people like Ms. Weisskopf who did not actively espouse a particular politics but didn't vocally despise the Conservatives.

But now we are on to the next thing, cancelling those who once dared to put a foot wrong. In Miller's case he produced a comic called Holy Terror.

Miller was dropped after Zainab Akhtar, whom The Mix describes as an "award-winning cartoonist and small press publisher ShortBox founder," said that she would "no longer be attending Thought Bubble festival this November" because Miller was set to be there. Akhtar explained: "As a proud Muslim woman, I cannot in good conscience attend a festival that deems it appropriate to invite and platform Frank Miller, a person who is responsible for the propagation of abhorrent anti-Muslim hate, particularly via his work."

Ms. Akhtar goes on to label Miller as all sorts of bad, but never really offers anything concrete.

All this sounds so heinous, it is remarkable that, as The Mix notes, "Akhtar does not cite any specific instances of anti-Muslim bigotry from Miller." However, "it is assumed that she is referring to his creation of Holy Terror, a graphic novel in which an original character known as The Fixer sets out to battle Al-Qaeda."

Yes, that's right. The Fixer fights al-Qaeda, and that's "abhorrent anti-Muslim hate." When the "War on Terror" was young, we were constantly assured by the political and media elites that al-Qaeda had nothing, nothing whatsoever, to do with Islam, and that the war against terrorism was not and must not be construed as a war against Islam or Muslims.

As usual, there is one (1) complainant. The Thought Bubble Yorkshire Comic Art Festival immediately bent over and grabbed it's collective ankles, cancelling Miller. Probably didn't want to get stabbed.

Miller has been feeding the alligator since the 1990s, by my estimation. In the 1980s he made a big impression in Marvel and then DC comics. I have to give him respect for those, they were brilliant and I bought all of them. Miller's work and pretty much the rest of the comic book universe went to shit around 1992/93, and I stopped buying them. It wasn't a subtle change, the story lines became hard Left with sex and violence taking the place of everything else. So here we are today, 2021, and Miller is being attacked for doing a sex-and-violence comic back in 2011 against Al Qaeda. Miller himself backed off Holy Terror according to wikipedia, saying it was done at a "dark time" for him.

Oops. Sorry Frank. New Rules, you know. What was "edgy" in 2011 is "PURGE HIM!!!" in 2021.