The Herman Cain Awards

Anyone that haunts social media (not me) will probably already know about the Herman Cain Awards, but if not, here it is: Dead Anti-vaxxers

There is also another – SorryAntiVaxxer

Refusing sound medical advice from the real experts, versus getting your snake oil treatment from some anonymous troll online, is just plain stupid. There are now countless thousands that have died needlessly because of online misinformation and biased belief systems.

You can find thousands of anti-vax stories online for anyone that cares to look. The level of stupidity expressed is unbelievable. Endless lies, conjecture, conflation and misunderstanding, mixed in with religious stupidstitions, hatred, bias and ignorance.

What bothers me the most is the sheer number of “stupid” this represents in terms of the total population. If you want to kill yourself, don’t let me stand in your way. But the stupid are spreading their poisons as far and wide as they can.

Not every anti-vaxxer makes a video, or even posts a social media post bragging about how stupid they are, but thousands and thousands of them do. They’re now being culled into the Herman Cain Awards and SorryAntiVaxxer as they die off from their own stupidity.

I am not making fun of them. I am absolutely appalled at their rampant stupidity. People taking their medical advice from complete morons and unqualified and anonymous sources who claim to have the “answer”. They clearly DON’T have an answer. If they had a correct answer then NOBODY WOULD BE DYING. It’s not a matter of who is telling the truth and who isn’t in this context. The pandemic would be OVER if there were an answer. But the antivax are the dominant number that is dying (roughly 100 to 1) right now, because they fell down the rabbit hole of connedspiracy and disinformation.

They’re also killing other people by taking up critical resources, denying urgent medical care for other people that actually need it. Those stories also abound, the dead and dying from non-Covid health emergencies because the antivaxxers are filling up the hospitals. In some place, you now have to wait for the antivax to die to free up the bed that you need for you own treatment and care.

This should have NEVER happened, but the disinformation found online is beyond monumental, beyond stupendous, beyond gargantuan. It’s it unlike anything anyone has ever seen or even imagined.

The sheer failure to put a stop to this disinformation is one of the major faults of the world’s governments and social media platforms. It’s likely more prevalent here in America, Home of the Stupid, but that’s just my own perspective. It’s so damned bad here that you cannot escape this delusion mindset anywhere, it’s like walking around on a different alien planet with brainwashed zombies endlessly mouthing utter nonsense.

As a country, we are in a VERY scary place now. Fully one-half or more of the country is operating from a place of strong delusion and lies – on just this one topic. It’s an even higher number when you factor in the other delusions they embrace.

I can say this with complete accuracy – Americans have lost their fucking minds. The entire country needs to be quarantined for rabid stupidity.

Update: This was from August 2021:

This is from September 2021:



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18 thoughts on “The Herman Cain Awards

  • September 28, 2021 at 8:36 am

    There is a extremely large number of people that do not believe in reality anymore, even when it is right in front of them. This shows the power of mass mind control and programming. This also means that anything is possible now, any number of lies, distortions, deceptions could be foisted upon a enormously large segment of the population and they would completely fall for it.

    We all know who has already capitalized on this phenomenon. His acolytes are doing the same thing. I cannot watch a single speech or video now without detecting this effort at brainwashing the listeners. People should unplug from the media now, get offline and get quiet. Read books. Stop posting online, everywhere. Stop reading and stop consuming propaganda. It’s not helping, it’s killing.

  • September 28, 2021 at 1:05 pm

    Aside from the utter stupidity of burning coal, there is clearly a major ‘problem’ with acquiring energy now, which is the product of decades of energy stupidity.

    I understand that the UK has burned all the easily-accessible coal, oil and gas and is now importing coal and gas from Russia whilst importing oil from Nigeria and the Middle East etc.

    ‘One of the hottest commodities right now is coal. Coal prices surged to a fresh record high of US$210/ton, bringing the monthly gain to nearly +20% and the yearly to almost +160%. Several factors have been pushing coal prices up, including tight supply in China as the country works to achieve emissions standards and reach carbon neutrality by 2060; a lack of mine investment reflecting pressure from socially conscious investors; imports constraints due to coronavirus restrictions and a surge in natural gas prices amid prospects of a shortage in the coming winter, especially in both Europe and China.’

    Reading what is going on (going down), methinks the entire globalised economic-financial system is on the brink of catastrophic collapse.

    Breakfast briefing; Concerns high energy prices will crimp expansions, bring stagflation (


    Just how much longer central banks can prop up this mess with yet more money-printing is anyone’s guess but the northern hemisphere is surely headed into a ‘winter of discontent’. maybe even a few thousand freezing to death.

    All of this mess is the product of greed and stupidity going back to the late-1960, by which time all the key factors that needed to be considered had been identified  -Limits to Growth and all that.

    Einstein is quoted as saying: “There are two things which are infinite -the universe and human stupidity, but I’m not sure about the former.”


    • September 29, 2021 at 7:32 am

      They’re funding disinformation more then anything else: Study: Oil companies discourage climate action

      The U.S. House of Representatives’ Oversight Committee earlier this month widened its inquiry into the oil industry’s role in fostering doubt about the role of fossil fuels in causing climate change. A letter from the panel to Darren Woods, ExxonMobil chief executive, said lawmakers were “concerned that to protect … profits, the industry has reportedly led a coordinated effort to spread disinformation to mislead the public and prevent crucial action to address climate change.” The Gazette spoke with Geoffrey Supran, a research fellow in the History of Science, who, together with Naomi Oreskes, the Henry Charles Lea Professor of the History of Science, published a series of studies in recent years, the most recent one in May, on the climate communications of ExxonMobil, one of the world’s biggest oil and gas companies.

      Q&A: Geoffrey Supran

      GAZETTE: Tell me about your research on the oil and gas industry’s role in spreading climate disinformation.

      SUPRAN: In 2017, I and Naomi Oreskes published a series of three papers focused on what you might call traditional climate-science denial by ExxonMobil. Then, in May of this year, we shifted gears slightly, releasing a new study looking at the company’s more subtle forms of climate propaganda.

      GAZETTE: What kinds of issues do you suspect the House committee will find?

      SUPRAN: In 2017, our research was the first peer-reviewed analysis of ExxonMobil’s 40-year history of climate-change communications. And what we discovered was that there were systematic discrepancies between, on the one hand, what Exxon and ExxonMobil scientists said about climate-science privately and in academic circles, versus what Exxon, Mobil, and ExxonMobil said to the general public in The New York Times and elsewhere. That analysis showed that ExxonMobil misled the public about basic climate science and its implications. They did so by contributing quietly to climate science, and loudly to promoting doubt about that science.

      Our work and others’ in that area provides evidence for the committee, demonstrating ExxonMobil’s long history of attacking science and scientists in order to undermine and delay climate action. Our more recent work, this May, is an evolution of that study in that it focuses on how, beyond outright disinformation, ExxonMobil has used language to subtly but systematically shape the way the public thinks about climate change, often in misleading ways. That study demonstrates how the company has selectively emphasized some terms and topics in public while consistently avoiding others.

      The takeaway message across all of our work is that over and over, ExxonMobil has misled the public about climate change by telling the public one thing and then saying and doing the opposite behind closed doors. Our latest work shows that while their tactics have evolved from outright, blatant climate denial to more subtle forms of lobbying and propaganda, their end goal remains the same. And that’s to stop action on climate change.

      GAZETTE: So according to your findings, within the walls of ExxonMobil there was never any doubt about climate science. Is that right?

      SUPRAN: Right, there was never the undue doubt that they promoted in public. In fact, behind closed doors and in academic circles, Exxon has known that its products would likely cause dangerous global warming since at least the 1970s. By way of its trade association, the American Petroleum Institute, the oil industry as a whole has been on notice even longer—since the 1950s.

      GAZETTE: What was the most disturbing finding from this hard look at ExxonMobil’s communications?

      SUPRAN: A key contribution of our work has been demonstrating the systematic and statistically significant bias of ExxonMobil’s public communications toward denial and delay. But the most uncomfortable realization is how subtle and systematic and increasingly sophisticated their propaganda has become.

      In our most recent work, we’ve had to rely on statistical techniques from computational linguistics to uncover patterns of speech hiding in plain sight. These include a systematic fixation on consumer energy demand rather than on the fossil fuels that the company supplies and the systematic representation of climate change as a “risk” rather than a reality. These are subtle patterns that, we’ve now realized, have been systematically embedded into climate discourse by ExxonMobil and other fossil fuel interests.

      That’s particularly discomforting, because when you start to pull back the curtain you see just how sophisticated the oil industry’s propaganda machine has been, how easily their rhetoric has snuck into people’s consciousness and biased the way the public thinks about this. Mobil’s vice president and pioneer of PR in the ’70s and ’80s literally talked about what he called “semantic infiltration.” He called it “the process whereby language does the dirty work of politics.” And he said that the first “general principle” of PR was to, quote, “grab the good words … while sticking your opponents with the bad ones.” Our research now shows that’s exactly what they’ve been up to for decades.

      GAZETTE: Have the oil companies stopped outright denying climate change? The subtle approach you talk about, is that all they’re doing now?

      SUPRAN: From the mid-2000s through to the 2010s, ExxonMobil and other fossil-fuel companies gradually “evolved” their language, in the words of one ExxonMobil manager, from blatant climate denial to these more subtle and insidious forms of delayism. Another ExxonMobil manager described the effort by former company chairman and chief executiveRex Tillerson in the mid-2000s as an effort to “carefully reset” the company’s profile on climate change so that it would be “more sustainable and less exposed.” They did so by drawing straight from the tobacco industry’s playbook of threading a very fine rhetorical needle, using language about climate change just strong enough to be able to deny that they haven’t warned the public, but weak enough to exculpate them from charges of having marketed a deadly product.

      So while their outright denial has tapered off, their propaganda hasn’t stopped. It’s in fact shifted into high gear and is now operating with a sophistication that we’ve never seen before. In our recent study, I mentioned the rhetoric of risk and individualized responsibility, but we also identified systematic use of language indicative of other what we call “discourses of delay,” such as greenwashing, fossil-fuel solutionism, technological optimism, and so on. These are now pervasive in industry marketing and, in turn, in the ways that the public and policymakers think and talk about the climate crisis.

      To give just one example, did you know that the very notion of a personal carbon footprint—a concept that’s completely ubiquitous in discussions about personal responsibility—was first popularized by BP as part of a $100 million per year marketing campaign between 2004 and 2006?

      They’ve also upgraded their tactics, moving from print advertorials to digital advertorials and microtargeted social media. Digital advertorials are ads presented to appear in the style of newspapers online and made for the oil companies by the newspapers themselves. They are the direct digital descendant of the print advertorials that Mobil pioneered in the ’70s through the 2000s, in part with their climate messaging.

      GAZETTE: Did we get a sense as to how this happens? Are there company memos about phrasing and language, that kind of thing? Or is it still opaque?

      SUPRAN: Proving intent is generally nontrivial, but all signs point to “Yes.” In terms of outright climate denial, we have smoking-gun documents that lay out in black and white Exxon’s intentions from the ’80s and ’90s to, in their words, “emphasize the uncertainty,” “extend the science,” and so on. In terms of delayism, we know, for example, that in 1981, Mobil internally reviewed its PR campaigns from the previous decade and celebrated how their advertorials in The New York Times had allowed them to become part of what they called “the collective unconscious” of the nation, as not only the general population but the Times editorial board had begun to shift their opinions in line with the company’s views. As I mentioned, the pioneer of Mobil’s advertorials, Herb Schmertz, also talked a lot about their public-affairs principles.

      Beyond that, we don’t yet have the smoking-gun strategy documents for delay equivalent to the ones for denial. This is speculation, but part of the reason that we see propaganda mirrored so closely between different companies and different industries is because much of the time they work with the same PR firms and ad agencies. And so it could be that those memos lie in the file cabinets of PR firms rather than the oil companies themselves. That’s why there are now campaigns to hold those PR agents to account as well.

      GAZETTE: This is kind of a horrible question to ask, but were you ever, despite yourself, impressed with the strategy and its effectiveness?

      SUPRAN: Through our research, it has gradually dawned on me and my colleagues how central to the invention and advancement of modern propaganda the oil and gas industry has been over the last century. For me, coming from a physics and engineering background and retraining to work in this discipline, it’s been eye-opening and humbling to realize how much of the way we think and talk about this crisis has been encouraged and embodied by fossil-fuel-industry propaganda.

      So I do recognize just how effective this industry’s public-affairs tactics have been. They’ve certainly undermined public concern and action on this crisis for decades. For my entire lifetime, in fact, the climate denial and delay machine has been in full swing. I’m not sure if “marvel” is the right word, but I’m very cognizant of the fact that I am part of the climate-change generation, born into a society locked into fossil fuels not for want of scientific understanding or technology or policy know-how, but because of the greed and disinformation and lobbying of a small group of fossil-fuel interests and conservative billionaires.

  • September 28, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    Alberta Hospitals Now Swamped

    No particular surprise there. Anywhere where the connedservatives gather, COVID will follow.

    Always follow the money – Network of Right-Wing Health Care Providers Is Making Millions Off Hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin, Hacked Data Reveals

    Who knew dewormer could be so profitable? After reading this, I’d think some major lawsuits are in order. Letting them keep their ill-gotten gains from the deaths of others definitely need accountability.

    Most of the far-right whackadoodles are engaged in one type of con or another (or a whole bunch of them). Today I received a call from a individual who during the course of the conversation asked if I was vaccinated. I said “Of course I am”. He claimed I’d soon be dead.

    This is the type of complete garbage people have picked up online. It’s complete nonsense. The reality is the exact opposite, the current spike in COVID deaths is among the unvaccinated. The VAERS data that the uninformed pretend to use to support their bogus claims about vaccination is grossly inaccurate.

    I told him I had done my research before vaccination. Since then, countless thousands of unvaccinated have kicked the bucket, many of them believing that they could never possibly get sick, or sick enough to die. They were all wrong.

    • September 29, 2021 at 6:49 am

      At this point, the Pandemic of Stupid has become the defining “tell all” for Americans. Anti-vaxxer? Stupid. Anti-mask? Stupid. I knew we had major problems as a country when so many morons supported Traitor Trump and still do, but I never thought they would all commit mass suicide. I think God sent them all a strong delusion that they might believe a lie and be damned (2 Thes 2:11).

  • September 29, 2021 at 7:32 am

    Got to love Jordan and his sarcastic humor, and how these feeble minded morons play right into his traps using their own stupidly against them, way too easy at that, still it’s laughable, but even more mind blowing when you realize just how gullible and mislead these folks truly are and the crap they embrace as truths without any data to back up what they keep spouting off! Disinformation can lead to harm, even death!

  • September 30, 2021 at 12:57 pm

    Covid is actually the least of our worries. Indeed, we need Covid (or some other factor} to knock back the huge population overshoot. And its seems that the so-called vaccines (not really vaccines in the normal sense of the word but cell biology modifiers) don’t prevent the ‘vaccinated’ person from getting Covid or from passing it on. What the ‘vaccines do is reduce the symptoms.

    Guam’s vaccination success story turns grim with Covid surge | Guam | The Guardian

    What will wipe out far more people than Covid is the energy crunch which is now manifesting in Europe and China as a consequence of more-or-less total lack of planning. Europe and China are now dependent on gas being supplied by Russia. And it takes just a small interruption to send energy prices sky high and bring portions of the system to a standstill.

    America still has enough natural gas to prevent people freezing to death…provided temperatures don’t change suddenly (as happened in Texas early in the year); then control valves freeze up and portions of the electricity grid collapse. And, of course, the monstrous drought in the western half of the US has led to a massive drop in the capacity to generate hydro-electricity.

    Against that background of misery, the financial-economic system is showing clear signs of major upheaval, if not outright collapse.







      • October 1, 2021 at 1:21 pm

        Venezuela’s crime was to depose the Washington-backed cabal of looters and sociopaths and to have a socialist (Chavez) as leader.


        As with Cuba or Iran (which threw out the US puppet Shah Palavi in 1979), Venezuela must be punished via US imposed sanctions and general undermining of anything the US can undermine.

        For such a long time Venezuela was a safe place for American corporations and banks to operate…the ‘golden years’ 1920 to 1980. And there are people keen to get back in there and exploit the remnants of the oilfields and the huge kerogen deposits, whatever the cost to society or the environment.

        I was pondering the state of the stream that runs through my property yesterday. As far as I can see there is nothing alive in it except a nasty algae.

        Toxic blue green algae can be fatal – know what to look out for – YouTube

        It was recently reported that 2/3 of NZ rivers do not support insect life.

        To many people, making money via dairy cattle is much more important than a healthy environment. Or even a future.

        I did another round of the long battle with dysfunctional bureaucracy yesterday….slowly moving up the chain of command and getting no answers anywhere. Now as far as the regional council CEO’s personal assistant.

        Apologies for lack of response but still waiting for answers.


  • October 4, 2021 at 1:06 pm

    What we have been expecting for a long time is now manifesting:

    ‘A perfect storm’: supply chain crisis could blow world economy off course

    From Liverpool to LA, shortages of energy, labour and transport are threatening recovery from Covid

    ‘Energy shortages are providing the starkest illustration of the problem, with increasing numbers of petrol stations in the UK running out of fuel, and cities in northern China having to ration power and force factories in the world’s number one manufacturing nation to shutter just when pre-Christmas demand is reaching a peak in the west.

    Both countries have been caught out by not having enough reserves amid a scramble throughout the world for natural gas and for oil, which has almost doubled in price in 12 months to nearly $80 a barrel.’

    ‘A perfect storm’: supply chain crisis could blow world economy off course | Supply chain crisis | The Guardian


    Of course the price of oil is ridiculously low when we consider the massive damage its extraction transport, refining and use cause.

    We are seeing the consequences of dysfunctional policies and lack of planning that have characterised everything in mainstream thinking over many decades

    Although there is a burgeoning sense of unease amongst the general populace, few have any idea just how bad this is going to get, nor how quickly wheels can fall off once the nuts that hold them in place come loose.



    • October 4, 2021 at 4:31 pm

      Too busy to post lately, but it looks like the wheels for the global cycle of death and destruction have fallen off.

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