Thomas Wictor

Factoid: the weapon of choice for totalitarians

Factoid: the weapon of choice for totalitarians

Norman Mailer was deeply troubled, but he coined a great word: factoid. It means “an invented fact believed to be true because it appears in print.” Almost everything you read is a factoid. It goes without saying that you should disregard almost everything you read.

Depleted uranium factoid

Look up “depleted uranium Iraq birth defects.”


You won’t find a nation-wide rate of birth defects. Tons of anecdotal stories, but nobody will tell you the rate of birth defects for the entire country of Iraq. Here’s the closest you can come.

The new research, which looked at the health histories of 56 families in Fallujah, also examined births in Basra, in southern Iraq, attacked by British forces in 2003. Researchers found more than 20 babies out of 1,000 were born with defects in Al Basrah Maternity Hospital in 2003, a number that is 17 times higher than recorded a decade previously. In the past seven years, the number of malformed babies born increased by more than 60 per cent; 37 out of every 1,000 are now born with defects.

Depleted uranium (DU) munitions were used by tanks, infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs), and helicopter gunships in Basra. The hospital says they now have a birth-defect rate of 37 per 1000.

Care to take a guess what the birth-defect rate in Saudi Arabia is?

Dr. Amal Hashem said as part of World Birth Defects Day on March 3, the society organized information booths at Riyadh’s Granada and Kingdom malls to raise awareness of the risks posed by birth defects.

According to the World Health Organization, birth defects affect one in 33 newborn infants globally.

In Saudi Arabia, Hashem says that figure is around one in 24.

One in 24 works out to 42 per 1000 births. In Basra—ground zero for DU usage—the birth-defect rate is 37 per 1000 births.

Care to guess what the Saudi birth-defect rate was in 2006? One in twelve. That’s 83 per 1000 live births.

The global birth-defect rate—factoring in those of every First World nation—is 33 per 1000. Poisoned Basra has a rate of 37 per 1000.

Scientists, doctors, journalists, and “human-rights” activists are all lying. They lie routinely, because most are collectivist fascists who believe that there’s no such thing as objective truth. A factoid about DU-created birth defects in Iraq is permissible, because Halliburton. And neocons. And social justice!

Transsexual factoid

The US has become obsessed with male-to-female transsexuals. There’s no mystery why: Feminism has taught American women to be harridans who never stop talking about their vaginas.

It’s incredibly off-putting. When men talk incessantly about their penises, women find it off-putting, but we males are supposed to think this is just wonderful.


The double standard doesn’t stop there. Powerful purveyors of vaginas reserve the right to be little girls whenever it’s advantageous.

A shrieking, foul-mouthed, hysterical bitch-child who tells the emasculated professor to be quiet and then flounces away.

Jerelyn Luther was a senior at Yale.


She wanted Nicholas Christakis to resign because he refused to create a “safe space” so that her frail self wouldn’t be destroyed by Halloween costumes that “disrespected” race, ethnicity, religion, or socioeconomic status.

American women have worked hard to achieve this inevitable outcome.

Vagina dentata (Latin for toothed vagina) describes a folk tale in which a woman’s vagina is said to contain teeth, with the associated implication that sexual intercourse might result in injury, emasculation, or castration for the man involved.

Men increasingly want women who don’t have vaginas. It’s called futanari, and it’s not even remotely safe for work. DO NOT click this link unless you’re over eighteen.

Live-action versions of that are available. Adult-movie actresses wear amazingly realistic prosthetic…gizmos. Our culture is undergoing catastrophic regression. Men want just big ol’ boobies, and women want to be toddlers.

In the futanari milieu, the not-females always tell the males that people with vaginas are cold, vicious, demanding, and unfeeling. The not-females also blather about the power of their male organs. It’s a direct inversion of the vagina-talk we’ve endured for twenty years now.

So what’s the factoid about transsexuals? That they’re statistically significant. Since 1936, guess how many transsexuals registered with the Social Security Administration?

A grand total of 21,833. Over a period of eighty years.

That’s why it doesn’t matter if transsexuals are either barred from bathrooms or allowed to use the bathroom of their choice. There simply aren’t enough of them to have an impact on your life one way or the other.

Saudi factoid

I read it every day: Saudi Arabia is supporting the Islamic State and al-Qaeda.

This is what’s really happening.

Ever since Saudi Arabia announced that it had formed a new 34-nation ‘Islamic coalition against terrorism’, experts have been debating whether the new alliance will entangle itself in a military operation in Iraq and Syria. Recently, analytical website Iranian Diplomacy posed that very question to regional Iraqi official Ibrahim al-Jinabi.

Speaking to the resource, al-Jinabi, a member of the Judicial Council of Iraq’s southwestern Anbar Governate (much of which is presently occupied by Daesh/ISIL terrorists) not only confirmed the possibility of Saudi troops joining the conflict, but suggested that this might happen in the very near future.

“The military component of the Islamo-Arabic coalition recently formed by Saudi Arabia intends to take part in the operation to clear Anbar province,” the lawmaker unambiguously noted.

Asked whether the Riyadh’s possible move has Washington’s approval, al-Jinabi said that “this action by Saudi authorities will be carried out in accordance with a new US policy in Iraq, and is definitely coordinated with US leaders.”

I knew that the Saudis were in Iraq after I saw this video of an Islamic State suicide truck bomb being destroyed.

First we see an Israeli-Arab EMPFAE munition explode.


Then a missile traveling at 13,979 miles per hour (22,497 kilometers per hour) or Mach 18 destroys the truck bomb.


It appeared to me that the Saudis had trained the Iraqis how to use the new weapons. Since the Iraqis lack the experience that the Saudis have, two shots missed before the truck bomb was taken out. I figured that the Saudis wouldn’t simply march into Iraq and say, “Step aside, boys.”

And I was right. Below are men of Moqtada al-Sadr’s Peace Brigades.


There’s absolutely no doubt that they were trained and equipped in Saudi Arabia. The US effort in Iraq has failed because President Obama is micromanaging it.


“BPC” means “Build Partner Capacity,” and “A&A” means “Advise and Assist.” President Obama is demanding that he approve each session of instruction in tactics and each attempt by western special forces to oversee even the tiniest operation. The president has no military experience; because of his incompetence, the Saudis took over.

Factoid: The Saudis always have an ulterior motive.

A total lie. The Saudis are protecting, arming, and training Shia Arabs. Not only that, they’re giving the Shia the keys to the kingdom, in terms of weapons. The US turned down Iraqi requests for our most advanced weaponry. Sunni and Shia Arabs have made peace on the geopolitical level. This is a titanic change that must be handled carefully. It’ll take time to acclimate the average citizen.

We need to stay out of it, except to help when asked. Otherwise, we need to keep our lips zipped.

And listen to Mr. Mailer.


Oh, and Fatboy Slim.