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I t’s no accident that Donald Trump’s vaunted wall along the US-Mexico border became such a potent metaphor for a floundering American polity. The US has boundary problems — and not just with illegal immigrants (whoops, undocumented visitors). A mighty flux of standards and principles is symptomatic of an economy in freefall. Nothing is settled. All values are put up for re-negotiation. Steamrolling and bullying are the new fair play. Foundational ideas, such as the first amendment, erode under a flood of special pleadings. There is no center left to hold.

The latest identity politics fracas at Princeton University is instructive. Princeton students’ Black Justice League demanded both the vilification of former university president Woodrow Wilson as an arch-segregationist at the same time they demanded a segregated “cultural safe space for black students.” The pusillanimous current Princeton president, one Christopher Eisgruber, entertained their “demands” perhaps knowing that the threatened “indefinite” occupation of administration offices would be cut short by the Thanksgiving week vacation. (So far, the occupying force of the Black Justice League has not demanded delivery of free turkey and cranberry sauce — turkeys problematically have distinct regions of white and dark meat.)

The past ten days have also seen protests against free speech at snooty eastern elite Amherst College and a “white privilege retreat” at the University of Vermont for students “self-identifying as white” — why not “students of whiteness?” — with required reading on “The Invention of the White Race,” “White Privilege, Male Privilege in Race, Class, Gender,” “The Feminist Classroom,” and “The Abolition of Whiteness.”

You might whiff a general drift in all this of antagonism against people of whiteness and men in particular. Hence it’s extra-specially unfortunate that the oafish and sadistic Donald Trump is so conspicuously out there representing that identity group. I suppose what that shows is that the process of boundary dissolution can really call out the demonic. The sad part is that white men of principle and reason are so beaten down that none dare oppose the forces of identity vengeance on the loose.

The fugitive truths surrounding the Black Lives Matter protests are too unpleasant for the public interest to digest. For instance, the behavior of the new Holy Trinity of Black Martyrs, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Tamir Rice, in the incidents where they lost their lives. All were doing something likely to get them into serious trouble: 1) beating up on an armed sentinel, 2) groping inside a patrol car for a policeman’s gun, 3) brandishing a pellet gun designed to look like a .45 automatic in a public place. I’d go so far to suggest that the Black Lives Matter movement has become so virulent because it’s increasingly obvious that black behavior is so embarrassingly bad and nobody knows what to do about it, especially black people. (Check the national murder rates.)

The colleges and universities have become the theater for these histrionics because they are institutionally so vested in the wish for better outcomes that evolved from the civil rights struggles of the last century. A general failure of those expectations has driven the colleges collectively crazy — or, more precisely, made them places for the enactment of craziness. The careers of reasonable people are hostage to the new campus Red Guards, who operate much like Mao Zedong’s lunatic minions of the 1960s, who were set loose to distract public attention from the enormous failure of Mao’s five-year plan economy.

A reasonable argument can be made that the temperament of the USA is worse than that of Germany in 1932. We’re more foolish, feckless, and savage, our politics more ridiculous, and the wave we’re riding is much more dangerous.

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James Howard Kunstler is the author of many books including (non-fiction) The Geography of Nowhere, The City in Mind: Notes on the Urban Condition, Home from Nowhere, The Long Emergency, and Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinking, Technology and the Fate of the Nation. His novels include World Made By Hand, The Witch of Hebron, Maggie Darling — A Modern Romance, The Halloween Ball, an Embarrassment of Riches, and many others. He has published three novellas with Water Street Press: Manhattan Gothic, A Christmas Orphan, and The Flight of Mehetabel.

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  1. Htruth November 23, 2015 at 9:41 am #

    Things haven’t changed. youtu.be/ZTgfC6qNxLA

  2. Florida Power November 23, 2015 at 9:44 am #

    Our host may redefine what it means to be “Banned in Boston” after this.

    • vengeur November 23, 2015 at 12:23 pm #

      I suggest we might all want to put up a spiritual “safe space” for Mr. Kunstler.

  3. AKlein November 23, 2015 at 9:47 am #

    Rational people, of all colors and backgrounds, are hunkering down, bewildered and very tentative regarding the future. JHK’s simile (sort of) of Germany in 1932 is portentous indeed.

  4. FincaInTheMountains November 23, 2015 at 9:49 am #

    The server “Kunstler.com” definitely has boundary problems: I believe that the total volume of comments on the previous post “There Are No Safe Spaces” exceeded certain boundary, which in turn crashed the server.

    However, if you log out of the server, you’ll be able to pull that page without problems.

    • James Howard Kunstler November 23, 2015 at 9:56 am #

      Yes, we are having problems with the caching system. Such systems are notoriously unstable and such is the case with this one interacting with WordPress’s code. If it’s any help, I’ve found that the site works better in Foxfire than in Mac’s Safari browser. My web manager is working on the problem. — JHK

      • Sticks-of-TNT November 23, 2015 at 10:49 am #

        I generally read the comments via the Silk browser of my Kindle Fire HDX. This problem frustrated me the entire weekend. Logging out and back in corrected it immediately. I imagine the number of comments last week would have soared near 700 had this problem not existed. Definitely one of the more active weeks in recent memory.

        Nice to see the cover artwork above of the next World by Hand installment. Will the Audible audiobook version be released at the same time as the print? By the way, the narrator of the series, Jim Meskimen, is excellent. As a voracious consumer of audiobooks (my Audible library alone approaches 600 books) I can say he is one of the very best. With books and narrator each in the 4 1/2 out of 5-star range, the combination is extraordinary. Congratulations on a fine series.

        Sticks-of-TNT

        • Q. Shtik November 23, 2015 at 11:41 am #

          I generally read the comments via the Silk browser of my Kindle Fire HDX. This problem frustrated me the entire weekend. Logging out and back in corrected it immediately. – Sticks

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          I wouldn’t know a “Silk browser” from a sow’s ear, HOWEVER, I had my tech savvy son-in-law switch me from Internet Explorer to Chrome but when I clicked on the 637 comments I continued to get the ominous “Fatal Error” message. Re-booting the computer had no effect.

          One benefit with Chrome though: I am now able to bold.

          • Sticks-of-TNT November 23, 2015 at 12:12 pm #

            As Finca states below, the key is to log out of the WEBSITE Kunstler.com rather than closing and re-starting your Internet browser or computer. An easy way to do it is by clicking up in the RH corner where it says “Howdy, Q. Shtik” When you click there, you’ll see Log-out on the drop down menu. Click on Log-out, then immediately log back in. Voila!

            Happy Birthday, Old Man! Enjoy your new Bold font feature!

            -Sticks

      • zaphod42 November 30, 2015 at 10:00 am #

        JHK: I suggest you post this instruction, with brief explanation of why you are doing that, and delete the many comments concerning same. Including this one, of course. Do this every week until you think the problem with WordPress is resolved. That will free up space for comments. Just a thought.

        Craig

    • Q. Shtik November 23, 2015 at 10:35 am #

      However, if you log out of the server, you’ll be able to pull that page without problems. – Finca

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      I wouldn’t know how to ” log out of the server” if my life depended on it.

      • FincaInTheMountains November 23, 2015 at 11:05 am #

        Push a “Reply” button to any comment, to the right of the Text Box you’ll see “Logged in as Q. Shtik” and next link to “Logout”.

        Just make sure you still remember your password, would be a pity to lose you to that exercise.

      • K-Dog November 23, 2015 at 11:09 am #

        Translation – Close the web page and reopen it. If your life depended on it you could manage that.

        • FincaInTheMountains November 23, 2015 at 11:12 am #

          Unfortunately, that does not do the trick – apparently the reason is that the “logged in” page has more bytes than the “logged out”,

          In the old times, I’d fire the guy who wrote that code.

        • Q. Shtik November 23, 2015 at 11:53 am #

          During the 36+ hours that this problem persisted I probably closed and re-opened the web page 50 times minimum. No dice.

          Also, of all you tech geniuses that had no problem finding a work-around to get into the comments, not a single one saw fit to post a comment and raise the count to 638 and beyond. Why is that? Nobody had anything to say?

          • FincaInTheMountains November 23, 2015 at 2:30 pm #

            And how in the hell you are supposed to do that when you are logged out, ah, genius? And to be logged out was the only way to get to the page.

            I was thinking to put a warning on the previous post, but after encountering your exercise in bold and italics, figured out that nobody would read that anyway.

          • Janos Skorenzy November 23, 2015 at 2:35 pm #

            Exactly what Emerson said in regards to the growth of the telegraph system: what if we can talk to people on the other side of the world but have nothing to say?

            You made the same point about HAM operators: they almost invariably just talked about their equipment. The medium became the only message and of course the massage.

  5. bobinboiseid November 23, 2015 at 9:50 am #

    The more people are distracted by race, gender, marriage, etc issues, the less they realize that the globalist elite have driven the economy off a cliff after looting everything of value from it.

    • K-Dog November 23, 2015 at 10:24 am #

      Yes, puppet strings are being pulled. The sad part is all the sheep in the herd will soon be pushing ahead of each other in a headlong stampede off reason’s cliff. I resent identity politics for the distraction these politics provide against systemic and needed change. It is a shell game, a three card Monte, to keep eyes away from the slight of hand of the global elite as they wring every last morsel of value from the now defunct growth economy. Keeping the the masses bent on fighting amongst themselves and investing in a portfolio that includes the manufacture of pepper spray. That’s the plan.

      Stir the pot and poke with the stick but don’t ever utter the bombastic phrase.

      ‘All lives matter.’

      Resolution like resolution in the war on terror is not desired; too many paychecks are at stake and inequality is built into the system.

      • bobinboiseid November 23, 2015 at 10:42 am #

        My favorite quote this week…

        The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

        H. L. Mencken

        …also, regarding that wall on our Southern border, it was announced this week that more Mexicans are leaving the USA now than are coming in. Makes me think the wall was really put there to keep the ‘cracker’ population from fleeing to Mexico when the “recovery” turns out to be the greatest depression.

        • K-Dog November 23, 2015 at 11:05 am #

          Yes, give them a boogeyman so they don’t notice what we are doing.

        • baird November 23, 2015 at 12:31 pm #

          What ever happened to all of our old “high noon, OK corral” myths we used to tell ourselves? Seems as if we’ve become reduced to whining about our fears, suck it up for god’s sake.

          • Newton Finn November 23, 2015 at 1:44 pm #

            You’ve put your finger on a critical but neglected issue, what I would call the West’s loss of courage. God knows we’re facing immense and complex problems that challenge our ability not only to thrive but to survive.

            Yet without the conviction, however impractical or irrational it may appear, that we will somehow, some way, surmount these existential challenges, we will have no chance of making our way through them.

            William James talks about a mountain climber who, in the midst of a blizzard, comes to a cliff edge with an abyss below and another cliff edge ahead, barely visible through the snow. It’s a very long jump across that abyss, but to remain stationary is to freeze to death.

            James tells us that this is where will and belief can actually determine reality. If you believe you can make that jump, if you cast away doubt and trust in your ability to reach the other side of the chasm, you have a good chance of making the jump of your life and reaching it.

            But if you’re filled with doubt, indecision, fear, and pessimism, you will stop in your tracks and become dead as ice, or desperately make a halfhearted jump that will surely come up short, plunging you to your demise.

            How do we face up to the terrifying magnitude of the problems facing us and still find the courage, the hope, the belief, the faith, that goddamn it, we’re going to make it, that the human species is not going to self-destruct?

            Isn’t it still possible to imagine us on the Enterprise–having endured seemingly endless cataclysms now finally put behind us–seeking out new worlds and new civilizations, boldly going where no one has gone before?

          • Janos Skorenzy November 23, 2015 at 2:45 pm #

            Easily explained. The West isn’t allowed to take any pride in itself anymore. Nay more: it’s not even allowed to stay White anymore, in other words, to be itself. Sarkozy in France even demanded that French Whites intermarry with the Muslims. If they don’t do so willingly, other measures will have to be taken. Mind blowing.

            As Mr Kunstler said, only gentle Whites are good Whites. Thus we go gently into that good night.

      • abbybwood November 23, 2015 at 2:02 pm #

        As I watch the non-stop cable coverage of the Paris terrorism, arguments on the best way to stop Daesh and which candidate is polling where I wonder what news we are not getting as a result of this?

        The clock on the monster TPP “Fast track” is ticking for one thing.

        The MSM is keeping all eyes off the TPP which may be the final coup de grace for American workers.

      • Janos Skorenzy November 23, 2015 at 2:37 pm #

        “All lives matter” is bombastic? You are thus endorsing Black identity politics whether you know it or not. If you believe all lives matter, why not say so when the point is raised?

    • orbit7er November 23, 2015 at 10:58 am #

      Race and ethnicity in the USA has been used for decades to divide and conquer the 99% who are all paying the freight via tax handouts, Corporate welfare subsidies , rents and financial legerdemain to the plutocrats. Unfortunately in reality the US never resolved the most basic issue of segregation that of where people live. White flight to the suburbs, especially in the now Sprawl South, was propelled by racism and the desire to escape integrated neighborhoods. Thus public schools are as unequal as ever. This is in turn has led to Auto Addiction disasters like Atlanta where some of the lily white suburbs have opposed with all their might any restoration of Rail instead of Auto Addiction with the idea it will come the unwanted out. The result is that Atlanta, which achieved its status as a major city primarily as a major Rail Hub is one of the worst congested cities in the US. An icon for suburban sprawl. On the other hand, experiments were conducted with a good degree of success in Massachusetts of not ghettoizing the poor, primarily blacks, in low income slums but out in middle class neighborhoods.
      The results were laudatory as those people benefited not only from the better public schools but also the advice and salutary influence of neighbors who knew the ropes of getting jobs, going to college, finance etc and helped them learn these skills.
      Now in the Great Contraction as the suburbs become the new slums (as in Paris already!) there is a re-integration of city centers with gentrification by up and coming young miillenials but then the former blacks, poor, struggling artists are forced out by the huge rents.
      Although I disagree with some resegregation of blacks on college campuses, I am very disappointed by Kunstler’s recent racist tirades neglecting the unfortunate facts and history of racism in this country. My own black friends have ALL suffered from “stop and frisk”. In my own experience fighting a traffic ticket in the 90% white suburb by my former employer I was shocked to see 70-80% of the traffic cases in this lily white suburb represented by black or non-white plaintiffs. It is just not possible that their proportion of traffic tickets for 5% of the population could really represent their driving offenses.

      • DaveNYC November 23, 2015 at 12:21 pm #

        “Kunstler’s recent racist tirades” ?
        You mean speaking honestly about the realities that plague this once great land.
        If you have the courage try spending 15 minutes Googling crime stats according to race from the Department of Justice. Black people do,in fact, commit more crime per capita than any other demographic by a large margin, and that includes traffic offenses. If you’re too lazy to do your own research then Google Heather MacDonald/ City Journal or paste this linkhttp://www.city-journal.org/2015/eon1022hm.html for a quick overview.
        I have grown so sick and tired of the moral cowardice of weak kneed white liberals and progressives who keep falling back on black nationalist nonsense about “institutional racism” or “white privilege” or “mass incarceration”, buzzwords that have no basis in statistical reality.
        JHK should be lauded for having the guts to call it as he sees it, because lying about black dysfunction and crime isn’t going to make it go away, and saddling decent, well meaning whites with yet more white guilt won’t help it either.
        No other society in human history has done more to address large scale black failure and violence. Literally trillions have been spent on welfare, blatant racial quotas in hiring, whole government departments created to work on the issues, Black Studies departments at hundreds of Universities and Colleges along with mandatory Diversity audits at said institutions overseen by armies of administrators as well as sympathetic coverage of every issue affecting the black community by fawning liberal journalists from the New York Times on down. All of this and more for 12.5% of the population.
        There is a mountain of hard evidence going back decades about black criminality and the efforts of reasonable white people to fix it and then when the fixes fail, excuse it or ignore it or heap more contempt and ridicule on white people. Anything but hold black people responsible for their own behavior.
        On some level, white progressives don’t actually believe black folks are capable of living up to middle class white standards, hence the never ending excuses and rationalizations in the face of black failure.
        The sooner you, and other white liberals, muster up the courage to face the real facts, the sooner we can face these problems head on.
        Large scale de-incarceration, which was already tried in the late 60’s to catastrophic effect, and more white guilt and white groveling won’t cut it.
        Here is another quick link to how long this has been a problem and how long whites have been covering it up or excusing it:

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        “THEY are afraid to say so in public, but many of the North’s big-city mayors groan in private that their biggest and most worrisome problem is the crime rate among Negroes.

        “In 1,551 U.S. cities, according to the FBI tally for 1956, Negroes, making up 10% of the U.S. population, accounted for about 30% of all arrests, and 60% of the arrests for crimes involving violence or threat of bodily harm—murder, non-negligent manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. In one city after another, the figures—where they are not hidden or suppressed by politicians—reveal a shocking pattern. . . .”

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        [ content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,810262-1,00.html ]

        • rudyspeaks November 23, 2015 at 3:25 pm #

          You think THAT’s bad, you ought to see the stats on crime in New York! Virtually every petty crime and all the gangs, some so bad the cops are afraid of them, are all the same: Irish! Do these people have a criminal gene? The verdict may already be in since I wrote this post in 1858. I can’t imagine anything has changed…because I’m too stupid to take context into account. Or is it circumstance, being driven down to the bottom of society and being desperate and raised in trauma? Naw! Gimmee a simple racist answer!

          • DaveNYC November 23, 2015 at 4:13 pm #

            Driven to the bottom of society ?
            I guess you missed the part about trillions of dollars spent on welfare and affirmative action programs, Section 8 etc.,etc.,etc.
            Reparations have been paid, and blacks commit more crime of any sort than any other demographic by far.
            Instead of leaving a snarky, clueless comment, why not grow up and do some online research about the levels of crime in 19th century NYC as opposed to rates of violent crime in large metropolitan areas now. The truth isn’t pretty and it doesn’t fit your narrative, which is why I’m not counting on you do do the actual research.
            Considering the fact that most black people actually don’t commit crime and are the primary targets of urban crime, you would think liberals and progressives might stop making excuses for the minority in the black community that does engage in crime. But no, just more finger pointing and rationalizations, as if screaming racist at other whites makes violent crime disappear. All that does is allow disingenuous white liberals an opportunity to engage in some empty moral posturing, which ultimately solves nothing.
            Every 10 years or so since the end of the Civil Rights era we get ever more esoteric iterations of the theme of white guilt. Most whites aren’t anywhere near poor black neighborhoods, and yet all it takes to force Tyrone and DeShawn to commit murder is for some white person to Think Bad Thoughts. Through some strange alchemical process suburban whites are able to force black people to make horrible choices all day every day, eventually leading to prison.
            As I said, white guilt and insincere liberal posturing are powerful narcotics.

          • rudyspeaks November 23, 2015 at 8:57 pm #

            [to the below comment, as there is no “reply” button] The mean-spirited exaggeration of social service benefits, along with the belittling of what those benefits DID accomplish is tired old “internet libertarian” boilerplate. Shallow, arrogant illiterates who revel in just as much racism (or antisemitism, if the topic fits), as they think they can slip by without being called on it. “[A]ll it takes to force Tyrone and DeShawn to commit murder is for some white person to Think Bad Thoughts”. Voila, folks! Read that sentence and tell me if that’s A) a reasoned analysis, or B) overt racism. It’s my last comment, the smell here is getting unbearable.

          • rudyspeaks November 23, 2015 at 8:58 pm #

            (sigh) My 2nd comment was to Davenyc

          • pintada November 24, 2015 at 9:12 am #

            Thanks, Rudy speaks. A bigot is a bigot whether they speak in code, or not.

      • Beryl of Oyl November 23, 2015 at 1:08 pm #

        The people I know who moved south just wanted to live in the warm sunshine. It’s human nature to want to try something new. Maybe if they’d been told that what they were doing was ‘racist’, they would have reconsidered, but I doubt it.

      • elysianfield November 23, 2015 at 6:37 pm #

        ” It is just not possible that their proportion of traffic tickets for 5% of the population could really represent their driving offenses.”

        With all respect…how the Hell would you know? Your post reeks of ignorance and drips with self-righteous offense. Define a racist tirade…define racism, or stop using the terms. Blacks have all suffered “stop and frisk”? Sweet Jesus. Apparently the Blacks in New Orleans do not suffer that indignity…how many of those shooters in the bunni park were stopped and frisked? There were as many as 10+ shooters, and the answer is none were. Ask those parents and loved ones of the wounded about police presence and stop and frisk.

        Your heart is heavy over the indignity “suffered” by your black friends…You have seen them bitch and moan…I have seen them bleed.

    • Beryl of Oyl November 23, 2015 at 1:05 pm #

      bobinsled, that’s it, in a nutshell.

    • MisterDarling November 23, 2015 at 1:50 pm #

      @ Bob In Boise Idaho:

      Agreed (generally). But let’s be clear: race-relation antagonisms need little stirring up. As each subset of the US populace gets economically dealt out they socially decay – thus accomplishing most of the elite’s work for them.

      For instance, the bulk of African-Americans were dealt out several generations ago (in the 1956-1964 time period). At this point they are – as a class – in an advanced/nigh irreversible state of disintegration. All a top-echelon MSM manager needs to do at this point is ‘turn up the volume’ on the bad news and tap the mute button on the good to keep things ‘on track’ (and the outsiders politically neutralized for all intents and purposes). . . Ugly stuff.

      • bobinboiseid November 23, 2015 at 6:03 pm #

        Seems once the blacks didn’t make good slaves anymore, America just decided to discard them. If they’d been indestinguishable from us (white) they could have integrated. The recent discovery that racism is hardwired into our brains, and not just a bad choice of ignorant fools makes it easier to understand what is happening, but a regrettable feature of the human condition nonetheless.

        • Sean Coleman November 24, 2015 at 11:50 am #

          ‘The recent discovery that racism is hardwired into our brains, and not just a bad choice of ignorant fools…’

          Where can you start?

          What is this recent discovery?

          What is racism? Do you argue that Mr Kunstler’s recent posts qualify as being racist? Do you consider it your duty to point out other people’s perceived racism to them? Are you racist yourself? Perhaps unconsciously?

          Now, if it has been ‘discovered’ (and this from the poster who was threatened with exile from CFN last week for crazy conspiracy theories), if it has been discovered that ‘racism’ is ‘hardwired’ then is it wise to complain about those who indulge in it, or succumb to, well, to what? temptation? human nature? ignorance? It’s easier just to say racism as you don’t have to think. Is it wise to censor free speech, wreck higher education and shut down public debate across most serious issues (just in case it starts a riot or maybe just hurts somebody’s feelings) when this is all hardwired into us?

          Now we get to the ‘ignorant fools’ but I’ll leave that until later.

    • chuckyzfr1 December 1, 2015 at 8:35 pm #

      Excellent point sir. The media is happy to focus on the inane shenanigans at colleges all over the country, and the circus of the Trump “campaign” and anything else that will draw Americans’ attention from the outright fleecing we’re getting at the hands of our Corporate masters.

      A recent story that no one has mentioned was of the Obama Administration’s approval of an increase in the ethanol concentration in the nation’s fuel supply, and how the current program has been a “raging success.” I guess if you consider causing all gasoline powered vehicles and devices endless problems, increasing the cost of both fuel and food, causing people in other countries to starve, and actually using more oil in the production of ethanol than the supposed savings a success then hip hip hooray!

      • chuckyzfr1 December 1, 2015 at 8:38 pm #

        PS I was trying to reply to one of your earlier posts, not sure why it stuck my comment here…

  6. Marc Brammer November 23, 2015 at 9:55 am #

    This is moment JHK loses me as a reader forever. I’m okay with a rational discussion of race issues and the power of political correctness. But when an author starts spouting racist right wing talking points about young kids who only the most naive, unquestioning authoritarian thinks were not murdered (Trayvon Martin walking home from the store with Skittles in his own neighborhood? Tamir Rice?!? Did you watch that video fer Christ sakes?!? – kid was gunned down without a second of warning or hesitation by the cops) I really start to question their understanding of what’s going on. When the death rate from the police starts to look like Brazil and yet an author defends those actions along racial lines, I start to question what useful insight I’m going to get coming here. When and author takes issue with people standing up and defending their right not to be killed with no judicial or legal oversight by the hundreds and an author thinks THEY are the problem? I gotta say. “I’m out.” The irony here is that JHK has BECOME the very thing he says the political correctness brigade have accused him of.

    • pjs November 23, 2015 at 10:07 am #

      If white America knows in it’s heart it is damned, how might the black America feel themselves to stand?

      Misdirection after so many decades has led us here.

      John C. Calhoun’s Behavior Sink experiment – and those rats didn’t even have bankers and corporate media/education to deal with.

      • Marc Brammer November 23, 2015 at 10:21 am #

        I agree that there are problems but I reject the notion that we are damned. There are a ton of things we can do and a huge amount of capital to do it should we manage to wrest it from the hands of those bankers – the debt hole not withstanding.
        As for black America – they started where we most fear we are headed and are still way worse off (avg Blk Household wealth = $10k while Avg White Household wealth = $100k). As 25% will end up in prison due to personal rights abominations like the war on drugs I have to say that the black community is right to be aggrieved. It would a really good idea for white folks who want to stop both the fascists and mitigate the coming economic troubles that we seek to unite all our communities – we have the same troubles and the worst of us would see us divided to achieve their ends.

        • pjs November 23, 2015 at 10:46 am #

          Agreed. Last December I marched in the “Justice for All” march in DC. I had never gone to that hell hole before, never desired to.

          Myself, a Hispanic friend, and a early 20s white woman – all of us close friends, made the overnight drive from Indiana to be there. The atmosphere was uplifting and powerful. A quarter to a third of the demonstrators were white.

          I do not believe we’re damned in truthfulness. The criminals must be identified for who they are – on a national platform and sent to trial.

          Otherwise, yes, we are damned.

        • K-Dog November 23, 2015 at 11:01 am #

          Whut’s up with that is that it is called frustration. The desire to walk away is there but walking away is so; unsatisfying. I could say I’m walking away too but we all know that would be like a three pack a day smoker going cold turkey.

          Then you say he has a habit of dropping words which makes him wonder if he might stay and polish his writing. Another reason why walking away isn’t satisfying.

        • Marc Brammer November 23, 2015 at 11:02 am #

          I thought it would be polite to at least respond to those who’d commented in response to me.

        • malthuss November 23, 2015 at 12:53 pm #

          1200 a year killed for sneakers!!!

          qz.com/554784/1200-people-are-killed-each-year-over-sneakers/

          I found out at Ambrose Kane. The movie, like wow.

        • MisterDarling November 23, 2015 at 1:57 pm #

          @ Marc B:

          Re | “I agree that there are problems but I reject the notion that we are damned. There are a ton of things we can do and a huge amount of capital to do it should we manage to wrest it from the hands of those bankers – the debt hole not withstanding.”-m.

          I agree that there are a lot of things that we COULD do, in fact the whole mess could be turned around – if it were politically achievable. But that would require accountability, sacrifice and justice – even at the very top of the hierarchy… So… Guess what?

          (chuckle, slight shake of the head)

          Chin Up, Marc! Have a Great Day!

          😉

        • Janos Skorenzy November 23, 2015 at 2:50 pm #

          So in other words, we have grade on a curve. Put no more Blacks in prison per capita than we do Whites. And pay Blacks just as much – or perhaps pay Whites just as little? That’ll fix everything, right? The facts of guilt and productivity be damned.

    • bobinboiseid November 23, 2015 at 10:48 am #

      Fun facts:
      -You are more likely to be killed by a cop in America than a terrorist.
      -The police are now stealing (asset forfeiture) more from Americans than the criminals in total $ value.

      BTW… When a cop gets a thingy that looks like a gun pointed at him he fires bullets at the pointer until said pointer is toast. That’s what they are trained to do.

      • K-Dog November 23, 2015 at 10:55 am #

        Self defence; what a concept!

      • Janos Skorenzy November 23, 2015 at 2:55 pm #

        Yes, lets get more terrorists in here to even that up. Who are we to be safe? We’re White and don’t deserve it.

    • orbit7er November 23, 2015 at 11:03 am #

      Yes it is very distressing to see Jame Kunstler deny the obvious realities of racism including police treatment in the US. Study after study has shown that the same resumes labelled with predominately white rather than black names get double the calls. The same with police stops and overreactions. The actual statistics unfortunately tell the bitter tale of the reality of racism in the USA decades after the Civil Rights movement.

      • DaveNYC November 23, 2015 at 12:39 pm #

        Care to link to the studies that you’ve read about in leftist publications but never bothered to read yourself ?
        How about referring everyone to the real statistics about the commission of violent crime in the U.S. at the Department of Justice?
        Did it ever occur to you that the police have to focus their resources on black neighborhoods because there is so much more crime there? Or would you prefer the police ignore all of the 911 calls coming from black neighborhoods.
        Have you ever lived in or near a majority black community ?
        Do you know what has happened to the homicide rate in Baltimore since the riots this year and the inevitable restraint by the Baltimore PD ? Baltimore has now logged the highest year over year homicide rate in the city’s history.
        The same phenomenon is playing out in cities across the country.
        If you think the police are the real problem then you don’t have a clear grasp of reality.
        By all means, let’s keep pretending the Police are the real issue, not huge numbers of young black men who think they have the right to destroy their own communities.
        Get back to me when you find your moral center.

        • orbit7er November 23, 2015 at 2:10 pm #

          Here’s one academic study showing that white felons have the same chance of being hired as blacks without a record:

          Study: Black man and white felon – same chances for hire

          ac360.blogs.cnn.com/2008/08/09/study-black-man-and-white-felon-same-chances-for-hire/?hpt=ac_mid

          Black vs white names in Resumes:

          nber.org/papers/w9873

          • patrickd November 23, 2015 at 8:54 pm #

            If they have the same chance, that means neither can be hired. As a white felon, I cannot be hired. Usually the application process ends right at the point that my conviction is revealed. The only way I can work is as a self-employed man, who gets hired by customers who find me to be reliable, knowledgeable, etc. I think it would harder to find work if I was black and unconvicted, than it is as I am now, white and convicted. But I could be wrong. Maybe an upstanding black man in the black community would do better than me, because I’m guessing that upstanding blacks are probably in short supply.

      • Q. Shtik November 23, 2015 at 1:33 pm #

        Study after study has shown that the same resumes labelled with predominately white rather than black names get double the calls. – orbit7er

        ==============

        Good point. Do you think any prospective black parents have noticed this phenomenon? Has it ever occurred to them not to name their daughter Shaniqua? Have they ever considered for their sons, Thomas, Richard or Henry instead of DeBrickashaw, DeLonte or DeShaun?

        Some one here mentioned the black astrophysicist whose last name is Tyson. Well, his first name is Neil and his wife’s name is Alice. Would he be a famous astrophysicist if his name was Tayshaun Tyson? I don’t really know but I think the odds would be less.

    • GetAbike November 23, 2015 at 11:37 am #

      Jim is an angry white man, and his grievances will not be assuaged by the execution of a few black youths who obviously deserved it- “1) beating up on an armed sentinel, 2) groping inside a patrol car for a policeman’s gun, 3) brandishing a pellet gun designed to look like a .45 automatic in a public place.”- he wants the heads of those academics who insultingly treated him like just another white who dared encroach on their turf.
      Our (old white men) grievances are many, but the biggest by far is the lack of respect, demographic changes, and the diminishing advantages of our station in society.
      What used to be a monopoly on “first rights” to available jobs and livable wages, has been exported or given to others with better education and a more technical skill set who will work for less.
      Ironically white men in the middle are joining Blacks who continue to fare poorly economically, but we really shouldn’t complain as- lets put it bluntly- at least we are still white, and we still have an higher accumulated wealth (as a group compared to others).

      Those who haven’t been there should visit California to see the future of race, culture, technology, etc. and take in the dynamism of the place.
      This dynamism is way different than upstate New York- and a lot of other places- and might even offer hope that these tectonic demographic and cultural shifts are not the end of the world, though they may be the end of us.
      The thread through James’ blogs that I have always enjoyed after all these years of reading is his commentary on generic American culture, being somewhat amused by the “hey, get off my lawn” aspect of his commentary- but as the generic cultural complaint gets old (for him), he has becomes more specific in his criticism.
      Are you- are we- still amused?

      • Marc Brammer November 23, 2015 at 12:12 pm #

        Pretty well put. Hard to add more to what you’ve said.
        The Geography of Nowhere was a brilliant insight into how our society is full of dysfunction in it planning for the future. It’s too bad we can get the same sophistication of vision on cultural issues from Jim.

      • James Howard Kunstler November 23, 2015 at 12:15 pm #

        GetaBike–
        Interesting that you should reference the ethnic / economic dynamism of California. What you seem to omit is the fact that Asians especially succeed in that economic environment. Notice that they are not putting their energies into complaining about past injustice at the hands of white men — something that Chinese-Americans might do, for instance, but don’t do. They are too busy succeeding economically. Why do you suppose that is? Asian Indians, too, could put their time into inveighing against the beastly British raj — but they’re too busy writing code, running venture capital companies, or performing opthalamic surgeries. JHK

        • DaveNYC November 23, 2015 at 12:46 pm #

          Watch out James, your facts might make his head implode.
          If white privilege and institutional racism functioned the way white liberals claim it does Asians representing a half dozen ethnic groups wouldn’t be scholastically outperforming whites at every level, as well as making up almost half of Silicon Valley employees, while producing rates of violent crime far lower than whites.
          White guilt is a powerful narcotic, and it’s a hard habit to break.

          • malthuss November 23, 2015 at 12:58 pm #

            ‘economic dynamism of California’– like broke? That
            die namic?

        • GetAbike November 23, 2015 at 1:28 pm #

          Thank you Jim.
          Of course I was not crediting California’s’ dynamism to any one group as there is a huge Asian population along with a large middle eastern, Armenian, Iranian, and- lets not be confused about the “brown-ness” of California- Mexican and Latin American people who will “assimilate” at their own rate, thank you very much.
          The other thing I don’t see too much of down there are a lot of cry-baby white and black people.
          The stunning thing about the recent study about middle white despair and suicide is that people of other ethnic, same age bracket- including blacks- is they did not have a similar response to what is happening to America.
          So in any analysis of white anger, the “Trump effect”, and our anti-immigration nativism, we should realize the self destructive nature of those views, as diversity IS a strength and IS the future, like it or not.
          I for one am going to learn to speak Spanish as one of my retirement projects, cuz I like California and the Southwest.
          BTW, I have no intention of stopping by every Monday to see waddup with CFN. %)
          Take care.

          • GetAbike November 23, 2015 at 1:30 pm #

            Sorry, I meant to say,
            BTW, I have no intention of ceasing to stop by every Monday to see waddup with CFN.
            (you need an edit button)

          • miasmo November 23, 2015 at 2:26 pm #

            The problem I have with JHK’s post is that it fails to acknowledge ongoing racism – institutional, structural, and personal – and the ways that blacks continue to be disadvantaged and injured by it. Hence, posts like this come across as a slave master critiquing the manner in which a slave is asking the master to stop beating him.

            JHK is so great on other issues. His Archie Bunker side is unfortunate.

          • Janos Skorenzy November 23, 2015 at 2:58 pm #

            Everyone on both sides is agreed that Whites must cease to exist. Only then can bikes rule.

        • wolfbay November 23, 2015 at 2:21 pm #

          At one point the California state university system had a quota on the numerber of Asian American students admitted because too many of them were too well qualified for admission. Reminds me of the quotas against Jews in professional schools in the 40s. Thankfully the Supreme Court ruled against California.
          If Nobel prizes were awarded in the US there would be political pressure to award them taking race and gender into account.

    • malthuss November 23, 2015 at 12:57 pm #

      An estimated 1,200 people die over sneakers every year, according to a video posted Nov. 14 by GQ magazine.

      Excerpted from a recent documentary on sneaker culture called Sneakerheadz, the video suggests one factor in the violence is the marketing hype machine that transforms sneaker releases into consumer feeding frenzies.

      –sad. And ‘die over’ is passive voice journalism. Blacks killin Blacks is the honest way to convey this ‘senseless gun violence.’

    • elysianfield November 23, 2015 at 7:01 pm #

      Marc,
      So you are offended? In the last 6 months, there have been in excess of 180 million contacts between the police and citizens, and those three examples provide you with an indictment of the system and a worldview that cannot be discussed or debated? Is that the best you can do? I would suggest that you, in the interests of being fair and balanced, spend some time in the Ghetto…rent a small apartment, move in…just a month or so, so you can get a “full immersion” lesson in black culture. Oh yeah, be sure to tell your neighbors that you are “one of the good ones…” Good luck.

    • Sean Coleman November 24, 2015 at 12:13 pm #

      ‘This is the moment JHK loses me as a reader forever. I’m okay with a rational discussion of race issues and the power of political correctness. But when an author starts spouting racist right wing talking points about young kids who only the most naive, unquestioning authoritarian thinks were not murdered…’

      Translation: ‘Kunstler should be censored but since this can’t be done (yet) I’m not going to read him, or rather I’m going to pretend I won’t. Besides, I am uncomfortable when my naive politically correct received opinions are challenged or (worse) mocked. Because my arguments are so weak I resort to spouting emotional, naive, authoritarian, left-wing rhetoric and try to stop him right there, because everyone knows he isn’t allowed to say the things he does.’

    • uslabor November 26, 2015 at 3:09 am #

      Marc, I couldn’t agree with you more. I first turned to Kunstler because of of his writings about “peak oil” and the end of “happy motoring”. Now that oil has become so cheap he doesn’t seem to write much about that subject anymore. Now he is upset because black folks are tired of being shot and killed by police, and his sycophants are here to cheer him on. Kunstler is the same writer who gleefully cheers Israel’s mechanized murder of civilians in Palestine by the brave military heroes of the IDF. I was once able to ask him his column what he thought of the People of the Israeli Peace movement, his response was: “they need to grow up”. I suppose JHK thinks Israelis who are ashamed of the murder perpetuated bu their government are immature.

  7. Lawfish November 23, 2015 at 9:59 am #

    The similarity to 1932 Germany is eerie. If you took the words of Hitler or Mussolini and superimposed them on Donald T. Rump speaking, they would be spot on. We’re heading for fascism rather quickly.

    • SteveO November 23, 2015 at 10:06 am #

      All that’s missing is the economic crash, and that’s already in the cards.

    • Pogo November 23, 2015 at 10:40 am #

      ” If you took the words of Hitler or Mussolini and superimposed them on Donald T. Rump speaking, they would be spot on.”

      An example or two would be instructive. I don’t deny what you’re saying..just trying to think of a concrete example. Hitler was ranting about “living space” (i.e. expansion) while Trump is talking about walls to constrict.

      • Lawfish November 23, 2015 at 1:16 pm #

        I’m not talking about the content, just the mannerisms. Play the sound from a Hitler speech while Donald T. Rump is speaking and it will be a pretty good match.

        • Janos Skorenzy November 23, 2015 at 3:03 pm #

          Absurd. Hitler was a passionate coherent speaker with many hand gestures. Trump is a disjointed guy with one liners and given to repetition. He occasionally holds his hands up in the “judgment position” but he is impoverished compared to Hitler’s gesture language.

  8. pjs November 23, 2015 at 10:01 am #

    Long time reader of this blog (two or three years), first time commenting.

    I witnessed 9/11 as a sophomore in high school. It was quite the starter event for directing my notions of adulthood and the structural basis of reality.

    It became quite obvious as a 15 year old where we were headed as a civilization. I found through that disaster a moral duty to find out as much as I could about our collective station, in this time and place. Rather quickly, with a little bit of digging, it occurred to me that this is not a civilization, but at best a collection of distribution points.’

    ‘Folks, this is not looking good.

    a little mood music for your morning – Morton Feldman’s – Clarinet and String Quartet (1983)
    youtube.com/watch?v=ze92qXyAq08

    • bobinboiseid November 23, 2015 at 10:53 am #

      As JHK said a while back…
      When the young people finally figure out how the older people stole their prospects for any reasonably comfortable future, they are going to be really pissed off.

      • pjs November 23, 2015 at 11:11 am #

        I”m waiting for the reset button, whether that is collapse, war, or revolution.

        Knowing that I can not get ahead is a blessing..those of us I know spend our time in more constructive ways.. growing our minds and sense of legitimate value. I know there are ways to make boatloads of money, but the avenues available to do such a thing seem more than frivolous when considering the larger picture.

        I pity older people and the young that value that which they shouldn’t, they’re lost. If all are bankrupt, there is always those things of internal and social value to preserve even if you have “nothing”.

        • Newton Finn November 23, 2015 at 1:02 pm #

          At my age, I probably won’t live to see the pushing of the reset button. But I hope and pray that the values and priorities you and your friends have recognized as being of ultimate importance are the ones around which the world will be remade.

          “What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world at the cost of his soul?”

          • MisterDarling November 23, 2015 at 2:13 pm #

            “What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world at the cost of his soul?”

            Amen…

  9. JDMoore November 23, 2015 at 10:05 am #

    Jim,

    The “boundary problem” is such a macrocosm for those who play into the hands of the Tea Party types, those I call “guilty liberals.” Their moral doctrine as it concerns human relationships has this undefined concept as one of its core values.

    My mom read “It Can’t Happen Here” while in high school. Upon her prompting, I read it. Strangely, it happens in Vermont. It was scary to read how Wilhelm Reich’s “mass psychology of fascism” could rear its ugly head during WWII “The Big One.”

    Ever Faithful,

    JD

    • K-Dog November 23, 2015 at 10:40 am #

      A classic read but a read that never became a classic because world events soon made it irrelevant. You might also like ‘The Iron Heel’ by Jack London. It is another investigation into a bizarre American future that never quite happened but which at the same time captured the angst of the American experiment. Both novels missed the actual time-line as it has played out, but both novels are in their own ways prophetic.

      • sauerkraut November 23, 2015 at 11:25 am #

        Yes, London nailed it. The USA has flirted with fascism for more than a century, but this time the flirtation could be consummated.

      • Janos Skorenzy November 23, 2015 at 3:05 pm #

        You’re confusing Fascism with Plutocracy. Fascism is Socialist. Plutocracy is the final stage of Capitalism. They are opposites. Shame on you for your mental laziness. As a reader of the Arch-Druid, you have no excuse whatsoever.

  10. erik November 23, 2015 at 10:20 am #

    MB;
    If you think JHK is “spouting racist right wing talking points”, than maybe you should be lost forever to CFN as a reader.
    The black collective in this country has much to answer for and as a group their behavior is embarrassingly bad. Continuing to pound the drum about white responsibility serves no good, the issue of black failure to assimilate with the mainstream culture has moved beyond white racism’s blame and has gained its own momentum. It is now ingrained behavior problems that are the responsibility and the fault of the black culture in general.

    • Pogo November 23, 2015 at 11:02 am #

      I agree with you Erik but also believe that the “behavior is embarrassingly bad” for many whites also. Maybe part of the problem is a general lack of good roll models.

      Where is Bill Cosby when he is most needed? We are all molded and shaped by those we hope to emulate, and most importantly those closest too us like father, teachers, church deacons, neighbors, etc. The main pathway out of this for blacks is rap music or professional sports. Do many blacks aspire to become the next Neil DeGrasse Tyson?

      • MisterDarling November 23, 2015 at 2:29 pm #

        @ Pogo:

        Re | “I agree with you Erik but also believe that the “behavior is embarrassingly bad” for many whites also. Maybe part of the problem is a general lack of good roll models. “-p.

        Agreed, but good role models would need decent jobs, wouldn’t they? Connecting the dots economically is not that difficult;

        washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/business/peak-income/

        The job market has been in decline for FORTY-FIVE YEARS now, and behavior along with it…This isn’t rocket science.

        Cheers!

        • Janos Skorenzy November 23, 2015 at 3:11 pm #

          Reread many of the posts here: people are talking about Whites as if they are already extinct. They’re aren’t going to be any role models for White kids anymore inside the consensus reality. And there wont be a White Race if we stick with the “only gentle Whites are good Whites” mindset.

      • malthuss November 23, 2015 at 3:38 pm #

        The lefts heros are monsters,

        Mumia
        Che
        Rosenbergs [getting a monument in NYC]
        Castro
        Mao
        and for Blacks, OJ.

    • Marc Brammer November 23, 2015 at 11:05 am #

      Then this makes sense to you, I guess:

      youtube.com/watch?v=mSCftESyKyU

      I’m not going to be a party to it though.

      • Pogo November 23, 2015 at 11:42 am #

        The shooting of Tamir Rice is a tragedy and does not make sense to me. But how the hell is it related to my comment about role models? I am missing any point you are trying to make.

        My grandson foolishly took his pellet pistol to a high-school football game when he was about 14 and was showing it to his buddies under the bleachers. Someone called the cops. Fortunately, he was not shot. A little different outcome for whites I guess.

        • Marc Brammer November 23, 2015 at 12:16 pm #

          Pogo – I was responding to erik. I think the number of comments coming was screwing with the system.
          In response to your comment though I think that Bill Cosby is too busy fending off sexual assault lawsuits but on the bright side, now that Neil DeGrasse Tyson is getting so much exposure along with Barack Obama being President there are a lot of pretty good role models to look up to beyond the latest wide receiver with leading stats.

          • Pogo November 23, 2015 at 2:14 pm #

            Marc – I was joking about Bill Cosby. When I go to Goodwill on senior saving day to look for bargain books, I notice quite a lot of Bill Cosby books. Also, Lance Armstrong books too. Seems like fame is fleeting, especially when you screw up big time. Which only leads me to wonder how the hell old Slick Willy Clinton got out of his monumental jam?

        • Janos Skorenzy November 23, 2015 at 3:14 pm #

          In other words, he wasn’t waving it around at passing motorists. Little bit different.

          Take the Big Mike incident: Do you really believe that if you were walking in the middle of the street, ignored a cop telling you to get off the street, slammed the door on him as he tried to get out, punched him in the face, and then tried to take his gun – that you wouldn’t get shot? You’re delusional – you would.

        • K-Dog November 23, 2015 at 11:36 pm #

          Once, and it was about this time of year. I was awakened, a loud banging on my front door demanded my attention. I opened my door and pushed a loaded 45 into the belly on the person pounding on my front door. It was a police officer. He looked at me and he told me through his eyes. ‘Shit, what are you going to do.’ His face was stone.

          I smiled and deftly spun the gun around and gave it to him so that it was faced away from both of us. Then I stepped back and let him in.

          I stop my story here. What your grandson did was small potatoes.

  11. erik November 23, 2015 at 10:20 am #

    MB;
    If you think JHK is “spouting racist right wing talking points”, than maybe you should be lost forever to CFN as a reader.
    The black collective in this country has much to answer for and as a group their behavior is embarrassingly bad. Continuing to pound the drum about white responsibility serves no good, the issue of black failure to assimilate with the mainstream culture has moved beyond white racism’s blame and has gained its own momentum. It is now ingrained behavior problems that are the responsibility and the fault of the black culture in general.

    • K-Dog November 23, 2015 at 10:43 am #

      Is it the fault of black culture that all the manufacturing jobs moved to China so that they do not have a way to assimilate even if they want to?

      • Q. Shtik November 23, 2015 at 11:18 am #

        OH pul-leeeze K-dog. Black culture has not assimilated (can’t, doesn’t and won’t) into the majority culture since way before the first job ever moved to China.

        Is speaking Ebonics caused by the off-shoring of jobs?

        • miasmo November 23, 2015 at 2:49 pm #

          The real problem is not “Ebonics” but rather the racist reaction to it.

          • Janos Skorenzy November 23, 2015 at 3:16 pm #

            It’s our fault we don’t understand it. It should rather be made into the National Language and White children be forced to learn it. Everything Blacks do is right. Everything Whites do is wrong.

      • pjs November 23, 2015 at 11:18 am #

        History is a long road. When a generation or two are treated as gravel, it might take ten generations to achieve traction back to the first generation’s dignity. I see this as nature.

        Let alone making those strides during an period of civilizational disintegration and misdirection.

        Ain’t no black man ever kicked my ass.

        • pjs November 23, 2015 at 11:22 am #

          Which is to also say that I have spent very little of my life around black folks.

          • pjs November 23, 2015 at 11:30 am #

            Blaming black folks and poor people for the robbing of this nation and the larger world is ridiculoussss. Conquer and Divide.

            “If God got us, then We’re gonna be Alright”
            youtube.com/watch?v=Z-48u_uWMHY

          • Janos Skorenzy November 23, 2015 at 3:18 pm #

            What a hypocrite. Spend some time around them then, be vilified, persecuted, and stomped and then come back and pontificate.

            Your kind are a curse.

          • pjs November 23, 2015 at 8:14 pm #

            I know Blacks for the most part don’t/wouldn’t like me Janos. I am fine with that. I also recognize for one reason or another, that perhaps at their core, they are more violent and disorderly of a people-by a “White” standard.
            I recognize that living in their communities could mean violence to me and those I care about.

            The sympathy I have for them is that there are so many fine Black people. I don’t hate White’s or have White guilt. I do know from personal experience that the ugliest people I’ve come across in my life have been White, but that is because I am predominately in White communities.

            The issue I find in this for you and I, Janos, is this.
            We could have easily been born as Blacks rather than Whites.

            Blacks and Whites are a side issue to me.
            Blacks have not destroyed civilization on this earth – too much change too quickly has.

            Got that, Honky?

          • pjs November 23, 2015 at 8:27 pm #

            “For the Ngadju Dyaks the end of the year signifies the end of an era and also the end of a world. The ceremonies clearly indicate that there is a return to precosmic time, the time of the sacred totality. In fact, during this period, sacred par excellence, all the population of the village returns to the primeval (i.e. precosmogonic) age. RULES AND INTERDICTIONS ARE SUSPENDED, SINCE THE WORLD HAS CEASED TO EXIST. While waiting for for a new creation, the community lives near the godhead, more exactly, lives in the total primeval godhead. The orgy takes place in accordance with the divine commandments, and those who participate in it recover in themselves the total godhead. As Scharer puts it, “there is no question of disorder (even if it may appear so to us), but of another order”.

            Occultism, Witchcraft, and Cultural Fashions – Mircea Eliade (from the section Ritual Orgies and the Nostalgia for the “Beginnings”. pg. 89

            Yes, Janos..this is a cursed age. It explains Miley Cyrus.

        • Janos Skorenzy November 23, 2015 at 9:29 pm #

          Ok, that a least make a bit more sense. Many are incapable of understand even that much.

          Yes, Whites feel the Wyrd of their World is fast approaching. We must make a great to push back the filth that would hide the sun itself. Your black magic will not stand against the White Light.

  12. Smoky Joe November 23, 2015 at 10:34 am #

    I think JHK is placing too much emphasis upon the cultural problems caused by campus Maoists and the victims-studies crowd.

    The bigger problem lies beyond the campus gates, in areas JHK has richly covered: thug-culture, dumbing-down of political discourse by the likes the Trump and Palin, and venality of the banking sector that peddles illusions to chumps, of course the dead-ends of consumerism and resource depletion.

    The PC antics at Yale and elsewhere are just a sideshow. Grab a chair and pop some popcorn.

    • K-Dog November 23, 2015 at 10:51 am #

      You are totally right. If a tree falls on a college campus is anyone around to hear it?

      Only if it suits the agenda of the mainstream media which does not exist to advance political discourse but to suppress it. Pop your popcorn and I’ll pop mine but first I’ll see if there is another game to watch because this made up thing about campus Maoists bores me.

      • Pogo November 23, 2015 at 11:29 am #

        It’s gonna be a bumpy ride, K-Dog, and I hope to live another decade or so to see the end of this movie (but maybe it never ends). So pass the popcorn please.

        I suspect you and Smokey are old enough (I know our host is) to recall a few things that started out as protests on college campuses that ultimately had profound affects on our culture and society. I’m thinking of the “Free Speech” movement at Berkley in 1964 that led directly to freedom riders in the south. The connection is there.

        Also, the iconic photo of the young woman in anguish over the body of a student when the National Guard went berserk at Kent State. I think an argument can be made that this marked the real beginning of the end of the Vietnam war.

        So maybe this current “PC movement” signifies something larger. Stay tuned.

      • Janos Skorenzy November 23, 2015 at 3:20 pm #

        That’s cuz you were one and are one still.

    • MisterDarling November 23, 2015 at 2:43 pm #

      @ Smoky Joe:

      “The PC antics at Yale and elsewhere are just a sideshow. Grab a chair and pop some popcorn.”

      Yep.

  13. merf56 November 23, 2015 at 10:52 am #

    I have read you regularly for quite a long while and have read nearly all of your books. I agree with much of what you say.
    But your equating the child Tamir Rice with the thuggish Mike Brown is truly beneath you and reeks of a truly ugly racism. Also with extreme cruelty.
    He was a nine year old child which the clear video evidence shows was running happily towards a policeman with a toy because he clearly thought the policeman was ‘friendly’. If you want to blame someone please blame the parent for giving him a toy gun and not telling him to be very frightened of the police in his neighborhood.
    This was a child carelessly murdered by a policeman with little self control and an obvious irrational fear that should have barred him from the force. If you are too frightened for your personal safety that you pull the trigger and ask questions later you should find another profession.
    You should apologize for including Tamir Rice in your essay and take him out.

    • James Howard Kunstler November 23, 2015 at 11:11 am #

      Tamir Rice was 12 and the police came to the scene because neighbors called them about somebody brandishing a gun out in a small park nearby, pointing it at passersby. Your version of the story is a fairy tale.

      • JMR November 23, 2015 at 11:23 am #

        While Merf’s version of events is off for sure, there is no doubt in mind that Tamir Rice was murdered by the police. Tamir Rice’s biggest mistake/crime was being a 12 year old boy without much in the way of common sense (not an unusual affliction for boys his age). The cop that shot him essentially pulled up, got out the car and fired his gun. Tamir does not deserve to be lumped in with the other thugs.

      • JMR November 23, 2015 at 11:24 am #

        While Merf’s version of events is off for sure, there is no doubt in my mind that Tamir Rice was murdered by the police. Tamir Rice’s biggest mistake/crime was being a 12 year old boy without much in the way of common sense (not an unusual affliction for boys his age). The cop that shot him essentially pulled up, got out the car and fired his gun. Tamir does not deserve to be lumped in with the other thugs.

        • JMR November 23, 2015 at 11:24 am #

          Sorry for the double post.

          • uslabor November 26, 2015 at 2:28 am #

            I thank you for the double post, it was worth saying twice, The cops who shot Rice clearly murdered him and got away with it. If this were happening to Jewish kids in America Kunstler would be up in arms about it.

      • K-Dog November 23, 2015 at 11:34 am #

        People brandishing things which look like guns are likely to come to a bad end. It has always been that way and the color of a person holding a faux gun has nothing to do with it. Police will react quickly with deadly force when they think somebody is pointing a gun at them. They don’t stop to think.

        Afterwards it always looks like they reacted too quickly and were unreasonable because at the end of the day an unarmed person is dead at the hands of well armed police. Circumstances be dammed.

        I know of a case were a young man was nearly ventilated because he was brandishing an electric drill at people. Once the police had the situation under control they were quite pissed at him for almost making them do him in. He got a free ride down-town in the back of a police car. The police were pissed and were not about to let him go for a ‘misunderstanding’. They found nothing funny about his ‘joking’.

        I saw the drill and it was big and fat as electric drills are. It was also jet black like some guns are. In a split second decision the fact that it was not a gun might not be obvious. Toy guns would be even harder to identify in the split second that an officer has to make a life and death decision to shoot or not.

        • Pogo November 23, 2015 at 12:14 pm #

          I gotta disagree a bit, K-Dog and will re-post this from my comments above this one:

          “My grandson foolishly took his pellet pistol to a high-school football game when he was about 14 and was showing it to his buddies under the bleachers. Someone called the cops. Fortunately, he was not shot. A little different outcome for whites I guess.”

          When I was a young, stupid teenager of 17 I got drunk one night and ended up in the back of the deputy’s car for a ride to juvenile jail. This was in 1959 in Memphis, Tennessee, so you get the picture.

          On the way into town, you passed through the black section (okay, it was called nigger town then) and the cops spotted a young black guy in front of a black honky-tonk joint and hit the brakes to pick him up. Turns out, he was a teenager, like me, and they apparently wanted him to say that he bought booze in the juke-joint so they could maybe extort some money or just shut it down.

          On the way to juvenile detention, they kept telling him that they would take him down to the bottom land (maybe Mud Island as it was then) and beat the crap out of him if he didn’t tell them what they wanted to hear. I was dropped off and was let go when my father was called to pick me up at 3:00 am. Yes, it was one hell of a long ride home for me, but I have wondered many times what happened to that other young guy.
          A different outcome for blacks and whites.

          I lived through the entire segregation thing, saw it up close and personal. The military took me at 18 and I never went back. A few years later, my home town was forever linked to the shame of Dr. Martin Luther King shooting. He was there, if you recall, to hopefully end the city-wide strike of garbage workers. You might know that they were mostly all black and low paid and that the protest started when two workers were crushed in the back of the truck.

          Like many on this forum, I had high hopes that the initiatives of the Johnson administration would put us all on the right track and that discrimination would be a thing of the past in a generation or two. Didn’t turn out that way. I don’t know how it will all end (obviously, it will never “end”) but don’t think it will be good.

          • Janos Skorenzy November 23, 2015 at 3:24 pm #

            Yeah police were much calmer in the old White America. Why? Because there was so much less crime. Is that Racist? That we’re a far more peaceful people than Blacks are? Very well. If that’s the price of Peace and Prosperity, I say pay it.

            You on the other hand are willing to turn our Society into a Hell Realm just in order to be “fair” and not be called a “racist”.

        • toktomi November 23, 2015 at 12:52 pm #

          He really said that.

          another Art Linkletter, “darndest things”, moment

          ~toktomi~

      • Marc Brammer November 23, 2015 at 11:37 am #

        I used to run around my neighborhood with a toy gun at 12 “brandishing it” too. Should I be shot? The guy in this video treats Tamir Rice like a normal kid playing…and walks right on by! He then spends the next few mins just walking around without the gun out. The police just roll up and shoot him.
        youtube.com/watch?v=mSCftESyKyU

        If that was your son, you’re saying you’d be fine with this?
        I think your version is a fairy tale of paranoia. You’re blaming the victim.

        • James Howard Kunstler November 23, 2015 at 11:55 am #

          It wasn’t the “toy” gun it has been mythologized into. It was a pellet gun that was designed to look as much as possible like a semi-automatic firearm. A reasonable person acting as a police officer could not be expected to easily make the distinction you wish for.

          • Marc Brammer November 23, 2015 at 2:30 pm #

            Well that’s great. Delete my post with links totally proving you wrong. Intellectual dishonesty in defense of racism.
            I’ve read your books, bought them for relatives and friends but this goes too far. If you want to go over to the dark side of the racist fever swamp and defend the murder of innocent children because they are black just to make some smug point go ahead. But I’m done passively condoning it my readership. I’m rather upset as you had a lot of very interesting things to say and totally changed my worldview on energy and development.
            Good luck to you.

          • CancelMyCard November 23, 2015 at 5:05 pm #

            @MB,

            You claimed several hours ago you were leaving us forever.

            WTF are you still doing here?

            Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.

            Permanently, we hope.

        • patrickd November 23, 2015 at 9:42 pm #

          The video to which you supplied the link in your post shows Tamir Rice pulling the gun out of his pants. The gun is an exact replica of a 1911 military .45 semi-automatic pistol that is the most deadly pistol known to man. It puts a half-inch hole in grown men and is known to be a one-shot stopper. When the cop saw the kid pull that out, he drew and shot in self-defense.
          There is something wrong with black people who pull guns on cops. They will be shot dead. Are they too stupid to know this, or do they simply hate themselves and want to die?
          There is something wrong with black people who resist arrest, knowing that police are trained to use brute force to subdue them. Are they too stupid to understand this, or do they want to be brutalized because they hate themselves?
          It’s not that hard. Pull gun on cop, die. Resist arrest, get brutalized by a group of cops, until you are finally cuffed. In both scenarios, it’s up to the black “victim” to choose his path.

          • K-Dog November 24, 2015 at 11:18 pm #

            Or white.

            The thing that has not been said is that he who gets the drop or the first shot out is likely to be he who prevails. Winners win and loosers die. Cops don’t have time to think in these situations. If they don’t react instantly they die. Consider what I wrote earlier.


            Once, and it was about this time of year. I was awakened, a loud banging on my front door demanded my attention. I opened my door and pushed a loaded 45 into the belly on the person pounding on my front door. It was a police officer. He looked at me and he told me through his eyes. ‘Shit, what are you going to do.’ His face was stone.

            I smiled and deftly spun the gun around and gave it to him so that it was faced away from both of us. Then I stepped back and let him in.

            I stop my story here. What your grandson did was small potatoes.

            I had my eyes on his holster and he wisely did not move his right hand. Had he done so my life and his would have changed.

            Don’t bring a knife to a gun fight and if you are in a gun fight don’t waste time.

            Should I have asked the officer:

            Sir do you mind if I poke my fully loaded 1913 military .45 bronze patina target special semi-automatic pistol into your belly?

            Had I done so I might not be typing this.

            Nothing bad happened to me after the encounter. He knew I had had his life in my hands and I had given it back. He was grateful as strange as that sounds.

      • malthuss November 23, 2015 at 1:04 pm #

        articles.latimes.com/2000/jul/21/news/mn-56723

      • Lawfish November 23, 2015 at 1:27 pm #

        Toy guns in this country are required to have a large, very visible orange tip on the end of the barrel in order to prevent precisely what happened to Tamir Rice. Note that his “toy” gun had the orange part removed, making it appear to be the real thing. Not a very smart thing to do.

        gotnews.com/bought-tamirrices-illegal-gun-many-airsoft-guns-used-crimes-ferguson/

      • Q. Shtik November 23, 2015 at 2:37 pm #

        Well…um…he used to be 9.

      • MikefromNY November 24, 2015 at 4:02 pm #

        killedbypolice.net/

        And we are worried about refugee terrorists coming to this country. I think the police killed more people in the last 5 years than on 9/11 and all other US terror attacks by foreign actors, ever.

        • Q. Shtik November 24, 2015 at 4:35 pm #

          Possibly true, but are they culpable?

      • hortonz November 24, 2015 at 4:23 pm #

        If we take JMR’s line of thinking to its’ logical conclusion, then Turkey acted responsibly in downing a Russian aircraft and creating an incident that could lead to war, because, by golly, the Russians are a lot bigger and more powerful and they have no business invading a smaller, weaker nations’ “personal space” do they? Just like Turkey itself, Tamir was smaller and weaker than Cleveland’s finest so they had no business picking on him. Plus he was a member of the Left’s “Most-Favored Victim” category just like most Islamic nations are. Except that if the gun was real, innocent people could have died just like innocent Russians died when Turkey decided to provoke the big bear.

  14. fodase November 23, 2015 at 10:52 am #

    It’s telling that Trump’s ideas – straightforward as they are – are deemed to be somehow inferior and dumbed down.

    Yep, a wall can’t be built, we can’t deport criminal aliens. It wouldn’t be nuanced enough, or mature. We’re all muslims now, right?

    Trump is very much in favour of legal immigration, as is the majority of wallbackers.

    It’s called enforcing the law, and there’s a reason for it, I’ll leave that up to each person to figure out.

    Yes, having a much better country really is that simple.

    • RocketDoc November 23, 2015 at 11:47 am #

      I don’t really see a need for a wall. There are 7 nice hardworking Guatemalans painting my house right now and 6 of them are “probably” illegal. The boss who owns the company has his papers (as a company) whether he is making FICA and workman’s comp contributions is another question. What is the lawful mechanism to ensure every worker is registered and treated fairly? The solution. All companies pay workers into a bank account or they are fined, big time. Banks ID workers and review work permits. All guest workers get their withheld taxes returned when they go home. And as for illegal immigrant children in school-a knottier problem as is ER treatment. But laws that are followed would improve things much more dramatically than a wall. I can try and hire only people who “look” American but I have no standing to enforce legal work practices. How could we change that? I don’t want to call INS and we all know they don’t really care. Is there a community, a state solution or are we just at the mercy of the feds that apparently like it this way?

      • Janos Skorenzy November 23, 2015 at 3:27 pm #

        Yup that’s the way to destroy a country. Hire cheap, illegal labor and then be proud of screwing your own people out of needed work. Way to go, Champ.

        • malthuss November 23, 2015 at 3:42 pm #

          ‘nice hardworking’.

          Why assume they are SO nice?
          They are nice till they bite the hand that feeds them.

  15. shotho November 23, 2015 at 10:53 am #

    If you think racial politics isn’t a major problem on the surface of American life today, then you need to be “out of here”. Racial minorities are pushing hard for power and, so far, they are getting it. But pendulums swing hard and the demagogues are arising. It’s an old story. Why should USA be exempt?

  16. sauerkraut November 23, 2015 at 11:19 am #

    As Churchill pointed out, the 1930’s Germans were the most cultured, educated, and scientific race in the world. This accentuated the dangers to the world as a whole, because Germany was re-arming to become a great power once again.

    Now, how about the USA in the 2010’s? Most cultured, or the most educated, or the most scientific? Rather better known for rampant anti-intellectualism. Is this better for its citizens? Or for the world? Time will tell.

  17. Walter B November 23, 2015 at 11:26 am #

    Well James it would appear that education is NOT the panacea for all that ails a society after all. Life is playing out once again and right in front of our eyes. It is clearly illustrating that that not only have the Tainted Spawn of Demented Loins been given a Head Start and NOT been Left Behind, education has once again become the breeding place of Revolution. I wonder if we will be given little Casper the Friendly Ghosts to sew on our pajamas as we are led into the camps? Perhaps resistance will be an entertaining enough note to go out on or should I just let it go and get it over with as quickly as possible? A failed society is always filled will abject failures and I do not think I would fit in well there at all, not that I would have a choice being beige and all.

  18. OHealihy November 23, 2015 at 11:38 am #

    Not all white men of principle and reason are beaten down into silence, but are just waiting because they know how this story ends. It ends exactly like a similar story ended in 1973; with a major economic upheaval and all fringe socio-political movements in disarray . When I listen to Black Lives Matter rhetoric it really makes me miss the Black Panthers. The Black Panthers were educated, articulate (communicated in the Kings English), organized, and very,very serious. Really too bad about all the weapons and poor behavior; they had alot to offer their culture. More,in fact , than the crop of poorly enculturated malcontents that we must currently endure. Read Black Panther literature and decide for yourself. The Police really are out of control, and THAT battle is NOT fought at colleges and Universities.
    Events at Amherst and Bennington call to mind Carroll Quigley’s claim of “The Africanization of middle class youth in America”, in the mid-60’s. However, he was not just speaking of caucasian youth .So called ” White Privilege”, does not have as much bearing on the issues as does cultural standing, and the ability to be identified by your behavior, and personal record.
    My son attends a racially and ethnically diverse private University in Southeastern Michigan. The other day I overheard some friends of his talking and one referred to another as being African American; to which the other responded… “but I’m not African.”
    Yeah, this could get weird but it won’t go far. The kids are alright.
    Thanks Jim!

    • Janos Skorenzy November 23, 2015 at 3:30 pm #

      No, it’s far more sinister than that. If White Men of Principle speak up than they are automatically deemed as evil. Whites are intrinsically evil according to the new college canons of law. Whites can only speak up AGAINST THEMSELVES.

      • CancelMyCard November 23, 2015 at 5:15 pm #

        Janos,

        I call bullshit on your false diatribe.

        Let’s take a survey on who comprises the racial/gender group of the .01% that are REALLY running the show on this planet are:

        1) Black Females

        2) Black Males

        3) Brown Females

        4) Brown Males

        5) White Females

        6) White Males

        If you actually think that anything other than #6 is the answer, you are stupider than you look.

        • Janos Skorenzy November 23, 2015 at 7:04 pm #

          And does this elite represent White Americans or White Europeans? Even though they’re flooding both continents with hostile aliens and putting them above Whites? I call bs on you.

          Hint: How many of the so called White Elite identify as White? How many of them, though ethnically White, identify with Whites – and not with the Non-White Elite?

          • SomeoneInAsia November 23, 2015 at 8:27 pm #

            Why are they flooding both continents with hostile aliens? It’s not because they identify with non-whites, but because they care about two things only: wealth and power. They don’t identify with ANYONE, white or non-white.

            And one way of getting those two things (wealth and power) inevitably entails victimizing others (usually non-whites) and messing with the world’s geopolitical landscape, except that as a result those others end up hating you and thus becoming hostile aliens. And flooding your backyards because their own have all been screwed up.

            Another way of getting those two things, of course, entails maintaining and propagating a way of life that’s leading us all towards a giant shithole known as the Long Emergency.

            And this elite, which has brought about all these, is what the very best in white education and culture has produced.

            Go figure.

          • pjs November 23, 2015 at 8:33 pm #

            Nice SomeoneInAsia.

          • Janos Skorenzy November 23, 2015 at 9:33 pm #

            Someone: Not quite: Overt White Education ended a long time ago. The long march thru the Institutions is complete and Education was one of the first to go. But sure, they are taught they are better than others at home. They don’t even have to be told: they get it with their mother’s milk so to speak. Obviously not everyone is stupid enough to believe all the races are equal.

        • Sticks-of-TNT November 23, 2015 at 9:12 pm #

          How do you know what he looks like? At least K-Dog has a picture, -Sticks

          • K-Dog November 25, 2015 at 1:57 am #

            Yes I do.

    • elysianfield November 24, 2015 at 11:01 am #

      “The Black Panthers were educated, articulate (communicated in the Kings English), organized, and very,very serious. Really too bad about all the weapons and poor behavior; they had alot to offer their culture. ”

      O’.

      The Black Panthers, short of “on camera” moments when they spouted Maoist drivel…” Opressive police, avaricious (greedy) businessmen, lackeys, etc. etc.” were neither well spoken in the “kings English”, nor educated beyond a year or so of community college, and other than cheap rhetoric had little to offer their culture. Having dealt with more than a few, I would describe them as posturing street thugs…I had a lot more respect for Black Muslims…they would more-closely fit your description.

      • OHealihy November 24, 2015 at 3:31 pm #

        You dealt with more than a few? Black Panthers ?
        As what , un agent provocateur ? You had more respect for Black Muslims…. Really? Is that because they killed Malcom X ?
        Your thought of what would more- closely fit my description is pure bombast, and very strange. Who do you think reads here anyway ? Do you think that anyone who posts here requires your personal guidance on descriptive analogy? Think about it.

        • elysianfield November 24, 2015 at 7:45 pm #

          O’
          You dealt with more than a few? Black Panthers ?

          Yes, as a matter of fact, including face time with “Chairman Bobby” Seale. OPD, 1968-1972. How, exactly, did you generate your bona fides? I eagerly await your answer.

          Yes, the Black Muslims were actually respected due to their culture…generally law abiding, alcohol and drug avoiding, with a respect for education and the family unit. Never saw one of them acting, nor sounding, like a clown.

          “Do you think that anyone who posts here requires your personal guidance on descriptive analogy? Think about it”

          O’, No one requires my personal guidance or “descriptive analogy”…nor does anyone require yours…and at the least my description is based on first person observations, and yours a weak recitation of some warm and fuzzy fairy tale that re-affirms your skewered worldview.
          .

  19. Greg Knepp November 23, 2015 at 11:42 am #

    Black people aren’t fools – quite the contrary. Of course they don’t want to integrate into a failing culture run aground by a bunch of pasty mediocrites and sociopaths. Why would They?

    Most of my customers (representing small businesses, church groups, civic organizations, etc.) are black. I find them both authentic and savvy. They come to me because I give them a square deal – nothing more. I don’t advertise; in fact I’ve even ceased reordering business cards. They find out about me through their networking system – one that is both more personal and more extensive than anything we white folks have been able to digitize into existence. As customers they display none of the officious, passive-aggressive weirdness characteristic of their white counterparts, and they never stiff me…ever!

    What’s more, they want it all. And they mean to have it! I must say, I find them a remarkable lot. And I’m no bleeding heart; I’m just sharing my experience.

    • vengeur November 23, 2015 at 1:01 pm #

      Black peopled aren’t fools. How magnanimous of you to make such an uplifting statement. I’m sure black folks will be happy to hear that you have found that out. White folks will be equally happy to hear they are passive aggressive and nasty.

    • wpa_ccc November 23, 2015 at 3:37 pm #

      “I must say, I find them a remarkable lot.”

      I concur. There is a tendency to ignore Black humanity, to ignore all the contributions of Blacks to our society, exaggerating instead the bad behavior of a small percentage of Blacks.

      Great post, Greg Knepp!

      • vengeur November 23, 2015 at 4:13 pm #

        Oh boo hoo! Somebody PLEASE notice me!!!! LOL

      • DaveNYC November 23, 2015 at 4:49 pm #

        A tendency to ignore black accomplishments ? Are you stoned ?
        Black athletes, entertainers and activists have been lauded to an almost embarrassing degree. There has been an overt push on behalf of the media to cover up and/or suppress presentation of black criminality while lionizing black criminals as victims of oppression.
        My God, we have a 2 term black President, black athletes and musicians literally worshipped by millions of whites, black billionaires like Oprah, and universities bending over backwards to admit as many, mostly unqualified, black students as possible.
        Anyone, like JHK, who merely makes mention of obvious black misbehavior is immediately piled on by white liberals trying to signal their status as GoodWhite by heaping as much scorn and contempt on truth tellers as possible.
        To all of the disingenuous white liberals and apologists reading today,
        please Google WorldStarHipHop and spend an hour of your life watching a few of the literally thousands of videos uploaded by black youths as they assault each other or some hapless white while laughing like hyenas. Watch them document each other wallowing in the most obscene nonsense imaginable, then watch some more just to get the point.
        Anyone who thinks a large portion of Black America isn’t broken is delusional. Much of this dysfunction resulted from liberal social policy, and I say this as a former liberal. Liberals have been in charge of racial policy for 50 years, beginning with the Civil Rights Act, and however well meaning it was, the results have been massive dislocation among poor black folks.

        • Janos Skorenzy November 23, 2015 at 7:12 pm #

          Daniel Patrick Moynihan tried to warn the fools, but they wouldn’t listen. They were bound and determined to worship the Black sacrificial lambs, the victim saviors. Thus the old culture began to die and the new PC culture of White abasement began. The Cultural Revolution has gone on for 50 years and judging by todays posts, is still going strong. It cannot be stopped until we collapse apparently.

          Political Correctness is a religion.

        • wpa_ccc November 23, 2015 at 10:11 pm #

          “A tendency to ignore black accomplishments ? Are you stoned ?
          Black athletes, entertainers and activists have been lauded to an almost embarrassing degree.” — DaveNYC

          Your reply confirms my assertion. You have ignored Black accomplishments by failing to make reference to Black intellectual achievements: biochemists, physicists, biologists, chemists, engineers, entomologists, mathematicians, inventors, computer scientists, meterologists, medical researchers, veterinarians, zoologists, etc.

          Blacks who benefited from Affirmative Action ultimately benefited you. Blacks didn’t just study to receive their PhDs; they put their knowledge to work to solve problems and benefit all races.

          Athletes and entertainers and activists? Gimme a break. You have ignored, as society does, as most whites do, the multitude of Black intellectual accomplishments that make ours an “advanced” industrial civilization.

    • Janos Skorenzy November 23, 2015 at 7:06 pm #

      Me and not Mr Pasty? Open your eyes, you fool. Think and stop repeating slogans.

  20. FincaInTheMountains November 23, 2015 at 11:44 am #

    Was Bastinda finally roughed up by a couple of Secret Service agents?

    lh3.googleusercontent.com/-xzSZ_Z4PCP4/VYswuF7C20I/AAAAAAAAGfA/LHJEPkPAEB0/w506-h741/CIAfWk_UkAETkzv…

  21. saharasergei November 23, 2015 at 11:46 am #

    Regarding Woodrow Wilson . . . Some pundits have pointed out – quite convincingly – that his racism went beyond the pale (no pun intended) even by the standards of his own time, what with he having re-segregated Washington, D.C. and reversing the integration policy of McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt and Taft (even the much vilified Warren Harding was a proponent of civil rights). Oh yeah, Wilson was also a KKK supporter. It only goes to show you that the evil that men do really does outlive them while the good they do does not, and the good Wilson did do – the New Freedom programs (torn out by Harding and Coolidge), the Fourteen Points, the League of Nations – never stood a chance.

    However, he did give us the Federal Reserve. 😀

    • Q. Shtik November 23, 2015 at 2:54 pm #

      Regarding Woodrow Wilson – sahara

      ============

      If we’re going to flush Woodrow down the memory hole then Washington, Jefferson, et al. have to come off our currency and monuments. I DEMAND IT.

    • Janos Skorenzy November 23, 2015 at 3:35 pm #

      Duh. All Whites used to be “racist”. In other words, they thought well of themselves. That’s how we created America. Now that Whites think they are shit, they’ve losing America – and Europe and every other place.

      See the connection? No, right? Hint: it means you too. Get it now?

      • CancelMyCard November 23, 2015 at 5:27 pm #

        The white males comprising the .01% who actually control the US/Europe/Russia/Canada/Australia DO NOT think of themselves as shit.

        You, on the other hand, are a choice representative of the whites who cannot escape the self-loathing that projects that point of view on all other white males.

        • Janos Skorenzy November 23, 2015 at 7:18 pm #

          Exactly, almost. And they you twist it and get it all wrong. The Elite White Males (many of whom do not identify as White) and in any case, do not identify with poor and middle class Whites, want to stay in power. So they want to destroy the middle class that could overthrow them. More: they want to destroy Western Culture to create their terrible beauty, the Global State.

          So what better way to destroy the West than to beat down the White Race? Destroy our pride in everything and raised up aliens over us? I’m fighting this because I do have pride and wish other Whites to remember who they are as well.

          How can you confuse something so simple and obvious? But yes, the Elite Whites don’t think of themselves as shit – they merely strongly desire the rest of us to, thus the endless bashing of White Men in the media. How could you not see this? Perhaps because you like it and believe in what they’re doing? So, so sick.

  22. saharasergei November 23, 2015 at 11:46 am #

    Regarding Woodrow Wilson . . . Some pundits have pointed out – quite convincingly – that his racism went beyond the pale (no pun intended) even by the standards of his own time, what with he having re-segregated Washington, D.C. and reversing the integration policy of McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt and Taft (even the much vilified Warren Harding was a proponent of civil rights). Oh yeah, Wilson was also a KKK supporter. It only goes to show you that the evil that men do really does outlive them while the good they do does not, and the good Wilson did do – the New Freedom programs (torn out by Harding and Coolidge), the Fourteen Points, the League of Nations – never stood a chance.

    However, he did give us the Federal Reserve. 😀

    • saharasergei November 23, 2015 at 11:47 am #

      Sorry for the double posting – trouble with the PC at my end.

    • vengeur November 23, 2015 at 12:37 pm #

      Woodrow Wilson signed the 1913 Federal Reserve Act. A few years later he wrote: “I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the civilized world no longer a Government by free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men.” -Woodrow Wilson

      • MisterDarling November 23, 2015 at 2:54 pm #

        @ Vengeur:

        “Woodrow Wilson signed the 1913 Federal Reserve Act. A few years later he wrote: “I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country…”-v.

        Thanks for putting this out there.

        Cheers!

        • wpa_ccc November 23, 2015 at 4:09 pm #

          There is no evidence Woodrow Wilson actually said those words.

          There is considerable controversy about misattribution and no one has been able to cite a legitimate source for those words.

          en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Talk:Woodrow_Wilson

          But, hey, it appeared on the internet… so let’s not look too closely… just believe it’s legitimate.

    • sauerkraut November 23, 2015 at 3:39 pm #

      Wouldn’t put the Fourteen Points and League of Nations as successes. The French borders were made indefensible thereby. Of course, Wilson offered a US guarantee of those borders. But the Senate did not ratify. Unfortunately for the French, they had been bullied by Wilson (large US war loans) into formal agreement, with the absolute promise that the US would guarantee the borders against a more militant and populous Germany.

      While the French politicians may have been taken in by Wilson and his promises, the military were not. When Marshal Foch heard the terms, he said, “This is not peace. It is a cease-fire for 20 years.” Of course, everyone knows that Foch was wrong: it was 19 years and 10 months. Silly old fool.

  23. zaphod42 November 23, 2015 at 11:52 am #

    Sometimes, JHK, reading your posts invokes thoughts that run in the same direction, if not the same channel, as yours. Today, it occurs to me that: Flaunting one’s differences does not promote unity or peace; Self segregation cannot be legislated away; Feelings are designed to be hurt – and that is not always a bad thing.

    And, we are more alike than different, being all of the same genus (Homo), species (sapiens) and race (human) of ape.

    More importantly, finding a scientific explanation for behavior neither excuses that behavior, nor does it provide a cure. For the latter, it takes work, thought, resolve and intent. Where are we lacking?

    Craig

  24. vengeur November 23, 2015 at 12:13 pm #

    Thank God we have a President who works night and day to unite the American people. LOL

  25. vengeur November 23, 2015 at 12:15 pm #

    Kunstler has a very thin line to walk. Tell the truth, but still be a liberal. Be careful, Jim!

  26. BackRowHeckler November 23, 2015 at 12:35 pm #

    I had a look at the BLM protesters at Dartmouth Library, marching around shouting slogans, and accosting white female students who would not join their antics using the most vile and threatening language … I was thinking, how many of these Black Ivy league ‘scholars’ posses IQs south of 100 and have no business being in any college at all, let alone Ivy League, but are simply affirmative action admissions, and how many of them don’t even pay tuition (“tuition is for suckas”)?

    They get into these colleges and can’t cut it, ending up flunking out, proof positive that ‘racism’ is the reason, and its all whiteys fault.

    Undeniable facts themselves have become racist, and the truth is unsayable.

    brh

    • vengeur November 23, 2015 at 12:43 pm #

      It was eerily reminiscent of Nazis taunting Jews in 1930’s Germany. Truly creepy.

      • vengeur November 23, 2015 at 12:49 pm #

        The only thing missing was the physical violence.

    • zaphod42 November 23, 2015 at 1:03 pm #

      The difference between activists on campus in the 60’s and now: in the 60’s we demonstrated against violence, first in the South where people were being killed; then in Vietnam where people were being killed. And, we insisted on free speech – I don’t remember any ideas being off limits! Today the demonstrations too often are against free speech, where someone’s feelings have been hurt. I say, tough shit if your feelings are hurt or you are offended. Get off your intellectually lazy ass and give back in the same way you receive; if your ideas are better, they will emerge as true, right and just.

      • Dentshop November 26, 2015 at 8:23 am #

        When somebody complains that I have hurt their feelings, I grab their ear and twist it so hard that they begin to cry.

        The agonising pain of their ear makes them forget their “hurt” feelings. It really gives them some perspective on the situation and they walk away a better person, even if their balance may be a bit off for about 30 minutes.

    • malthuss November 23, 2015 at 1:07 pm #

      “After all, its admissions process awards black applicants 230 “bonus” SAT points just for being black.” ?????!!!!!!

    • wolfbay November 23, 2015 at 2:33 pm #

      The important thing is to keep out many of those overqualified Asian Americans.

  27. lsjogren November 23, 2015 at 12:41 pm #

    I’m surprised any lefties with fragile little egos are still reading Kunstler at this point. Your intentions to stop reading his blog are prudent.

    You should know by now Kunstler expresses his views starkly and does not punctuate it with disclaimers designed to “make nice” with those who may disagree with him on some matters and agree with him on others.

    Yes he oversimplified the Trayvon Martin case, which began with Zimmerman in following Martin inappropriately and ended with Martin inappropriately responding physically, leading to a tragic end for him.

    Zimmerman very much deserves a share of the blame, although he did not commit a crime, and calls for his prosecution were ludicrous.

    Take an example on the other side, Kunstler’s portrayal of Donald Trump as a buffoon, which I believe is an extremely shallow interpretation of Trump’s candidacy and how he has conducted himself in the campaign.

    But although I am a Trump fan, I am grownup enough to respect Kunstler’s point of view without whining about it.

    But those leftists that can’t do likewise when Kunstler’s views are in the conservative direction, it is indeed best for all concerned if you leave.

    • vengeur November 23, 2015 at 1:06 pm #

      We all know there will be an obligatory “Republican Bash” turd in every Kunstler post. No big deal. He is a GREAT writer and witty pundit.

    • malthuss November 23, 2015 at 3:28 pm #

      Martin inappropriately responding physically,
      Thats quite a spin.

      What did Skittles say? ‘Creepy azz kraker’ and ‘die?’

    • Janos Skorenzy November 23, 2015 at 3:44 pm #

      Insane. As America falls apart, and the Police are increasingly unable to police and as people are increasingly frightened of the police, people like Zimmerman will be needed more than ever. Zimmerman is the future. America owes this Hero an apology.

      The Zim Man pulled a White family out of a burning car. Good Liberals, they wouldn’t even thank him. What utter scum.

      • CancelMyCard November 23, 2015 at 5:41 pm #

        @Janos,

        “and the Police are increasingly unable to police”

        From Zero Hedge today:

        1) Statistically, in America today, you are far more likely to be killed by a police officer than a terrorist.

        2) Statistically, in America today, the police have confiscated more in dollar value from American citizens via the Asset Forfeiture Law, than criminals have stolen, over the past year.

        Stick that in your police-sycophant pipe and smoke it.

        • Janos Skorenzy November 23, 2015 at 7:31 pm #

          So in other words, we need to get more terrorists in here to even that up?

          I don’t worship cops. And I think it’s good the American People are armed. But you want to disarm them, right? Who is their friend, you or me?

    • newworld November 23, 2015 at 8:24 pm #

      I’ll stick up for Zim, he actually produced a great painting using the Confederate Battle Flag. I personally thought the CBF had fallen into shmalz like the kind you could purchase at a Cracker Barrel restaurant, but old Zim raised it up. I might actually purchase a print version

    • gabelandrum November 24, 2015 at 7:39 pm #

      Damn straight. I’m certainly not what most folks would consider a “likely” fan/reader of Jim’s work. I’m an over-50, white, Texan who voted for Reagan twice and who still regards the Gipper with nothing less than admiration and respect. I am mostly paleo-conservative in my ideological worldview and I have no use whatsoever for the Left and most of its supporters. Oh, and I have Confederate soldier ancestors who I feel no need whatsoever to apologize for. In JHK’s eyes I’m probably a “corn pone Nazi.”

      Having said all of this, I nonetheless enjoy reading Jim’s blog, his books, and his novels. He is a superb writer and a provocative one at that. In this overly PC age we live in I find his willingness to speak unpleasant truths to power to be both refreshing and invigorating. Even when I disagree with him I admire the way he stands his ground and is always prepared to back up his opinions with good factual illustrations.

      It never ceases to amaze me that most of the unwarranted shit he takes in the comments section tends to come from his more fuzzy-headed liberal readers who just go apoplectic on him when he speaks truths about blacks that do violence to the prevailing liberal myth that all of black America’s problems are solely the fault of white people. Go figure. The Left devours it’s own if they deviate one iota from whatever the current Marxist party is.

      It won’t bother me one iota if the whiners and complainers take their marbles and go somewhere else to play. I, for one, will not miss reading the pathetic drivel that emanates from their fevered brows. I doubt that JHK will miss them either. Who needs people whose only response to every difference of opinion is to screech “R-A-C-I-S-T-!” in an attempt to stifle free speech. As a wise man once observed, if free speech stops when someone gets “offended,” then it isn’t Free Speech.

      • sprawlcapital November 25, 2015 at 11:18 am #

        . . . if free speech stops when someone gets “offended,” then it isn’t Free Speech.
        ===============
        A very apt conclusion to a thoughtful, post, Gabe.

        I must confess that I am wont to call the gypper Ronald “Ratso” Reagan, after the character in Midnight Cowboy. (Yes, I know that’s not very grown-up of me. Tough. It fits the former president.)

        I do admit that I cried when the man was shot, but that was mostly because my conservative uncle had waited since 1964 for a conservative to be elected president, and, just weeks after the inauguration, his president was seriously wounded. You see, I loved my late uncle, conservative though he was.

        I never admired the union-busting, Iran-Contra criminal Ronald “Ratso” Reagan. But then I do not admire Obama, either.

        I hope this does not offend you. But it’s free speech, you know.

  28. toktomi November 23, 2015 at 12:43 pm #

    Oh, reflections upon these Easter Island moments are always so charming.

    Yes, we’re toast. I suspect that the recognition of the high probability of a human dieoff is soaking into the mass consciousness at an accelerating rate.

    The only real question or issue that remains – imho – is “who lives and who dies?” Unfortunately the answer will not eminate from the natural laws of the Universe but rather, from depths of depravity of those who have the power to make such decisions.

    …or not
    ~toktomi~

    • zaphod42 November 23, 2015 at 1:54 pm #

      The real sticker is, “are we headed for Easter Island, or for St. Matthews’ Island?” Big difference. And no certainty…

    • Janos Skorenzy November 23, 2015 at 3:48 pm #

      Well yes and no. Obviously the future belongs to those willing to fight for their survival – and not to gentle, principled White Eloi. The Morlocks are coming, folks. Trump is our Leader. Saddle up.

      Only such prepared, desperate men might stand a chance against the Dark Powers and their armies of Orcs.

  29. dcsayer November 23, 2015 at 12:53 pm #

    No mention of Quenette @ KU yet? More fodder for next week…

  30. bukowskisghost November 23, 2015 at 12:59 pm #

    I think Jim is getting even with the gang of liberal white professors and the black ” victim mentality ” black woman professor from a few weeks ago. It’s personal, and I would be getting even with those touchy wimps too!!

  31. dolph9 November 23, 2015 at 1:08 pm #

    Some people here might disagree, but I think the most hated groups in America are recent Asian and Hispanic immigrants.

    My own personal experience is that Americans love black men, who can run fast and entertain, sing, are muscular and self confident. I have seen white men discuss the relative merits of their favorite college and pro black athletes, for hours on end. I have seen them wildly shouting and cheering them on. I have seen women of every race flirting with them and coupling with them. No joke, it’s the truth.

    And black people in general always seem to be first in line for the benefits, and always appear in some supportive role or another in commercials, TV, and movies.

    In fact, a part of modern American culture could almost be described as “celebrate blacks, all the time”.

    And yet they are “oppressed” and we must atone for slavery forever. Go figure. When the empire stops delivering the free goods, let’s see how well they do.

    • Pogo November 23, 2015 at 2:04 pm #

      Sounds like a wee bit of envy to me. Yeah, I wish I could sing like Nat King Cole, entertain like Sammy Davis (and join the rat pack to boot), play golf like Tiger Woods (or “Cheetah” as some call him now), play tennis like Arthur Ashe, play football like…well you get the idea. Maybe I would have scored more white chicks too.

      If you grew up in a ghetto, your chance of “making something” of yourself is severely limited. So I understand why blacks seem to be over-represented in these areas. Educational credentials are not required in these fields of endeavor.

      As for Hispanics, I think the majority are willing to work hard and seem to have good family values. The Asians? Well, it seems that after the first generation they are living the American dream in the upscale neighborhoods.

      Our former quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings, Duante Cullpepper, recently had his Florida mansion foreclosed on. Many times, the success of black entertainers (and pro sports is entertainment) is like a roman candle, a bright flash that falls to earth quickly and is then forgotten. The great Joe Louis ended up shaking hands as a greeter in Las Vegas casino because he was broke. But Joe was a class act and ended up paying off his huge IRS tax bill (caused by a dishonest white guy I think).

      I do agree that blacks (and whites too) have to get over the whole slavery thing and the civil war and just move on.

    • Janos Skorenzy November 23, 2015 at 3:53 pm #

      Yes, there is already war between Blacks and Hispanics for first place at the trough. And Hispanics are much more organized, much better workers, and far more numerous. Add to that many Whites are sick of Blacks – even big Liberals even if they are quiet about it. Conclusion? Blacks are going to lose badly. Compton used to be Blacks, it Spanish now.

      As for White interests, Hispanics are far more dangerous in the long run. Asians? Hard to say. They should be voting with us, but have chosen to join the grievance alliance against us instead. We must not forget this when the we come into our own.

      • wpa_ccc November 23, 2015 at 4:28 pm #

        They should be voting with us, but have chosen to join the grievance alliance against us instead.

        Well, you have said Asians are more intelligent than whites. Maybe they know how to vote?

        We must not forget this when the [sic] we come into our own.

        You had your turn (beginning in 1492) and you messed up. You won’t be getting another turn. Nothing personal.

    • gabelandrum November 24, 2015 at 8:05 pm #

      One needs only to look at the history of the rapid decline of the country of Zimbabwe, (formerly Rhodesia), from 1980 to the present to obtain some sense of the truly dreadful future that is rapidly approaching here in America.

      Once upon a time Rhodesia was white-ruled and was known as the “bread basket of Africa.” Then bad ‘ole Ian Smith yielded power to the saintly Robert Mugabe 35 years ago and we were off to the races, (no pun intended), to see just how rapidly the new black majority government could destroy one of the most prosperous nations on the African continent.

      Well, it didn’t take long. He destroyed the Zimbabwean dollar with hyperinflation and the country finally gave up on printing its own currency when even a $100 TRILLION dollar banknote became so worthless that you couldn’t even purchase a carton of eggs with it.

      The country now teeters on the brink of starvation. Today, Zimbabwe relies on outside food aid from the U.N. to prevent the famine that threatened the country after Mugabe’s thugs killed or drove into exile all of the white farm owners so that he could distribute their land to his party cronies. The farms were subsequently mismanaged and the people have been hard pressed to feed themselves for years.

      For all of this “progress,” Zimbabwe has fuzzy-headed Western liberals to thank, because they were the one’s who led the charge to isolate Ian Smith’s government to force the white Rhodesians to hand over the country to the black Marxists who have manifestly misruled it ever since.

      By the way, guess how many presidents Zimbabwe has had since 1980. The answer: One. It’s still Robert Mugabe, who obviously intends to be president for life. The man is about 90 years old now.

      These are inconvenient truths and are not all that dissimilar from those uttered by JHK in his blog this week. These truths disturb Leftists to their core. This is why they insert their fingers into their ear canals and start mumbling epithets like “racist” to avoid confronting the reality that is staring them square in the face. There is no way to have a civil and productive discourse with such vermin. They simply need to be crushed politically and dumped into the same ash bin of history that we deposited the moribund Soviet Union into. ‘Nuff said. Let the wailing and gnashing of teeth begin. It is music to my ears….

  32. FincaInTheMountains November 23, 2015 at 1:14 pm #

    Top black General, Ronald Lewis, from Chicago, removed from top Pentagon post

    chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-ashton-carter-fires-general-ron-lewis-20151112-story.html

    According to some Russian internet sources, some Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/Daesh) terrorists are being actively searched for by the FBI after they were secreted into US by a top US Army General fired by President Obama just hours before the Friday the 13th Paris Massacre.

    Allegedly, they were secretly transported from Syria to the Incirlik Air Base in Turkey where they then boarded a US Army cargo flight bound for Joint Base Andrews located near Washington D.C.

    Authorizing the transport of these Islamic State terrorists to America was US Army Lieutenant General Ron Lewis—who aside from being the top Pentagon aide to Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, had also been the main liaison between the Pentagon and France last week for a massive terror exercise

    bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-11-17/hours-before-the-terror-attacks-paris-practiced-for-a-mass-sh…

    that took place the morning of the Friday the 13th in Paris.

    Hope that will turn out to be nothing.

    • MisterDarling November 23, 2015 at 3:18 pm #

      😉

      bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-11-17/hours-before-the-terror-attacks-paris-practiced-for-a-mass-sh…

      “that took place the morning of the Friday the 13th in Paris.

      Hope that will turn out to be nothing.”

      😉

      Cheers!

  33. volodya November 23, 2015 at 1:20 pm #

    Q shtik, I tried to reply to your comment last week but I had a glitch so here it is:

    You could say that most governments in the western world abysmally failed their respective populations in the same way that Houellebecq reckons the French government failed.

    How did it happen? The failure wasn’t sudden. I think it was a triumph of fact-free ideology, a triumph of elite interests and a colossal failure of common sense.

    But I don’t think it was just a left-wing failure. Who exactly drilled into our heads that borders were a quaint absurdity? IMO it was a bi-partisan, multi-national effort, both “left” and “right” in many countries, doing the drilling.

    For certain economic interests, money is the only measure that matters and, to the extent that borders interfere with making money, borders are something to be ignored or taken away. Does anyone think that the European Union and the abolition of border controls within the Schengen Area didn’t have, at their root, corporate bottom lines?

    Political interests made it socially out-of-bounds to assert in polite company that people can’t just walk across national boundaries, especially U.S. borders, document-free and without requisite permission. That it squared with corporate interests was a happy coincidence. Or maybe it wasn’t a coincidence. In any case, did you see the Sunday morning talk shows? Did you see the morally transcendent Obama talking down to people?

    Now with the refugee issue it’s a very busy time, looking to chisel out electoral advantage. An elite segment of America demonstrates their moral superiority over mere mortals by dismissing grubby concerns like safety. There’s weightier issues to consider, like winning next November.

    • BackRowHeckler November 23, 2015 at 2:07 pm #

      Good points V.

      “… Grubby concerns like safety …”

      The elite does not have to worry about its own personal safety, or suffer the real world consequences from the policies they advocate. Most of them have the means to pay for private, well armed security details, live in walled off neighborhoods, and send their children to secluded private academies which themselves take elaborate security measures and have private police forces. From that perspective its easy to sit back and jeer at ordinary people as nativist, racist or worse.

      So what do they care if your own town is flooded with illegals, Syrian refugees, or BLM thugs? No skin off their ass. What’s more, they’re working like demons, these political elite, to make sure you cannot posses a firearm to protect yourself. At the same time Mr Gun Control Himself, Michael Bloomberg, is surrounded at all times by his security force of 17 agents, all of whom can legally carry their firearms across state and national borders.

      That’s how it is with the scum on top, and why Donald Trump is so popular with a certain segment of the American voting public.

      Getting back to Dartmouth for a moment, how would you like to be the father of the young white coed quietly studying in the library and having “filthy white bitch” screamed in her face? You might wonder if this is what I’m paying $65,000 per year for. I might have some pointed questions for the Dartmouth U President, like “Do you have the Balls to stand up to these thugs? If not you’d better grow a pair pretty quick, or resign.

      brh

      • MisterDarling November 23, 2015 at 3:29 pm #

        “Getting back to Dartmouth for a moment, how would you like to be the father of the young white coed quietly studying in the library and having “filthy white bitch” screamed in her face? You might wonder if this is what I’m paying $65,000 per year for.”-BRH.

        1) That screaming was some seriously un-called-for _horse-shit_, 2) Yes, you might “wonder” about that… Cheers!

        • malthuss November 23, 2015 at 3:33 pm #

          BRH, ever hear the old saw, ‘ya get what ya pay for?’

      • wpa_ccc November 23, 2015 at 4:40 pm #

        “how would you like to be the father of the young white coed quietly studying in the library and having “filthy white bitch” screamed in her face?” –brh

        So, which is it? Are such micro-aggressions to be taken seriously… or are they bullshit? Or does it depend upon the race of the aggressor?

        BRH, didn’t you have parents who taught you about NOT reacting to verbal aggression? My parents taught me: “Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will never hurt you.” Kind of put things into perspective at the time. But maybe that was before your time?

        • Sticks-of-TNT November 23, 2015 at 5:44 pm #

          Stones might have broken bones but I dindu nuffin. -Sticks

  34. FincaInTheMountains November 23, 2015 at 1:48 pm #

    Now with the refugee issue it’s a very busy time, looking to chisel out electoral advantage — Volodya

    The Americans believe that by invading Libya, Syria, Iraq, Eritrea, Serbia and in the future Russia, they were liberating other nations from terrible dictators and for them to recognize that all these invasions were motivated by selfish interests of the United States, is a terrible gap in familiar pattern and psychological trauma.

    And in the main, basic level of consciousness they understand that, for example in Iraq, the United States invaded for oil, when it became clear that the West Qurna has stocks of oil comparable, or perhaps even superior to stocks in Saudi Arabia, and where in this issue is conscious perception, where is subconscious Freud himself wouldn’t be able to figure out.

    After the terrorist attacks in Paris this conflict between the conscious and the subconscious has become a serious problem of domestic policy and election campaign. Americans are divided in those who in the name of humanism and human rights, are ready to welcome on American soil Syrian refugees, and those who say that, along with refugees, the ISIS sleeper cells would slip in, sooner or later striking against their adopted country.

    This division does not follow the party lines, but rather the presence of common sense and the ability to overcome their own propaganda under the influence of reality staring directly in their faces.

    Denial to Syrian refugees’ entry to the United States means recognizing that those whom the State Department selected for visa are not fleeing from ISIL, but fleeing from Assad, that is at least the social base of Islamic State. And this implies the need to acknowledge that all these so-called moderate rebels are actually Islamic State and so all this time the United States and they personally supported in Syria, “the world’s greatest evil.”

    And best of all that view was articulated by President Obama by saying that those who today do not want to entrust these Syrians with visa, yesterday demanded to entrust them with the latest and most dangerous American weapons.

  35. swmnguy November 23, 2015 at 1:54 pm #

    “Identity Politics,” in my personal experience, is almost exclusively nefarious bullshit. So naturally it’s taken over America, past the point of absurdity.

    A number of women I know plan to vote for Hillary Clinton because she’s a woman. When I mention that I would never vote for a candidate who favors global war, more and more-frequent corporate bailouts, and the implementation of a police state, these people assume I mean a white male Republican, and don’t want to talk to me anymore once I say those are my reasons for never supporting Clinton.

    Way too many black people voted for Obama. I saw in a May, 2008 report that he was getting more contributions from Wall Street at that time than either John McCain, the GOP nominee, or Hillary Clinton, the sitting Senator from New York and the spouse of, until then, the most Finance-subservient President America had ever seen. I can’t think of a single thing Obama has done that has benefited a single black person in particular, yet Identity Politics rule the day still.

    Now we see the incredible ludicrousness, as various Billionaires and near-Billionaires compete to convince lower-class, lower-educated White Americans they should vote based on their besieged whiteness.

    I live in a middle-class neighborhood. A generation ago, it was almost exclusively black in population; the black middle class lived in this 8-block-by-8-block area then. The black middle class neighborhood kept getting chunked out by interstate highway building, but it persevered until the WWII veterans started dying off. That’s when I bought in.

    I have a lot more in common with my neighbors, who are mostly black, or gay, or Hispanic, than I do with lower-class or upper-class white people. My neighbors and I have the same bills, issues, concerns and hopes as each other. I have a few friends who are not just poor but lower-class and in poverty, and a few who are undeniably wealthy. I don’t have much in common with them, other than sports allegiances.

    Nope, it’s my fellow middle-class Americans in the same ZIP code with whom I find the most similarities, and it ain’t based on race, or recency of immigration. We have a few middle-class immigrant types, even Somalis who are starting to get it together, and we all have more in common with one another than racial, religious or other pre-conceived groupings. My ancestors started arriving in 1640 and were all here by 1680, so my family opinions of immigrants are a bit different than most.

    We’re being herded in a direction. We’re being encouraged to Balkanize ourselves, in preparation for the looting and fragmentation of America by the Elites, who are now supra-national. We do far better to look around us and find the people whose interests we share, than to look around and notice the superficial differences between us.

    It’s telling indeed that all the structures of our society, controlled by the Elites, are telling us to group together by the superficial similarities, and never to look at our true peer groups or interests.

    As for American Universities, young people 18-22 years of age have always been horse’s asses. That’s their job. Since Finance has taken over Education, they are no longer “students” to be educated, but “Consumers” to be pandered to and relieved of their current and future wealth. You’ll never get the adults back in charge of education as long as the Customer Is Always Right.

    • Janos Skorenzy November 23, 2015 at 4:01 pm #

      Yes, that’s the position put forward in Clint Eastwood’s movie Grand Torino. It makes some sense on a personal level, but you’ll never preserve America that way. You’re in a vacuum and nature will fill it with a new power, people and myth. Your Somali neighbors have all of these things, they just haven’t bothered to mention it to you. All in good time I guess.

      You’re operating at the level of effects, I’m interested in causes and creating our own new America. Cuz guess what? In the Muslim America, you’ll be at the bottom. Just as you are in the current Plutocratic/Judaic America.

  36. PeteAtomic November 23, 2015 at 2:23 pm #

    I think a larger narrative to the Black Lives Matter movement is that Black America is a kind of “canary in the coal mine” in regards to the very challenging economics for the bottom of the barrel in the US. Black America is in a real deep & long number of crises in which as a community, has not been able to constructively address.
    It has become literally too expensive for the very poor in the US to exist. I think we’ll see more and more agitation from both political extremes as well as groups similar to BLM representing various poverty-focused sub-cultures as there will be less and less public monies for a menagerie of “subsidies & benefits.”

    Starting with the drawback of the Obamacare health premium subsidies which was written into that very flawed law; and will carry on to all of the EBT, and ‘obama phones’, and fuel assistance, and telephone assistance, and car payment assistance, and home mortgage assistance, and section 8 payments, and welfare payments, and the rest of the alphabet soup of A-Z “benefits”.

    So, the minimum wage slaves out there toiling in the burger shops & pushing brooms around the Walmart Corporate offices– are all going to run to repacked & revisions of Mao’s Little Red Book, or some Americanized Mein Kampf. Thus we have political leaders such as Sanders & Trump, who vocalize the frustrations of the Great Bottom. And as the Great Bottom gets bigger & bigger, and more frustrated– the United States passes from that “Shining City on the Hill” to the “Walled Outer Suburb”.

    How long is this party gonna last?

    • MisterDarling November 23, 2015 at 3:36 pm #

      @ PeteAtomic:

      “It has become literally too expensive for the very poor in the US to exist.”-pete.

      This observation has merit. It’s one of the unutterable truths.

      • vengeur November 23, 2015 at 3:46 pm #

        “It has become literally too expensive for the very poor in the US to exist without free housing, free food, free cable TV, and free phones”.

        • MisterDarling November 24, 2015 at 2:02 am #

          @ Vengeur:

          You’ve got some catching up to do. Have you ever heard of a man named Linh Dinh? [*] He’s done some outstanding work documenting the growth and spread of America’s permanent underclass – they come from all walks of life.

          Here’s some research material:

          linhdinhphotos.blogspot.nl/

          — — —

          [*] en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linh_Dinh

          • ozone November 24, 2015 at 9:06 am #

            MD,
            You’ve provided a direct link to a glaring reality that proves one needs not die to go to Hell. This is forbidden in the religion of American Progress.
            (Yes, I’ve been reading Linh Dinh for many a year myself. The real deal.)

          • Janos Skorenzy November 24, 2015 at 2:58 pm #

            Looks like the typical glorification of the dregs – the mainstay of “art” for generations now.

            What the hell is wrong with you people?

    • wpa_ccc November 23, 2015 at 4:55 pm #

      PeteAtomic, you are perpetuating a myth with your claim of free “obama phones” … even though the Constitution mandates government with the task of promoting the General Welfare, “obama phones” is an inaccurate phrase for a program that is bi-partisan.

      The Lifeline program originated in 1984, during the administration of Ronald Reagan; it was expanded in 1996, during the administration of Bill Clinton; and its first cellular provider service (SafeLink Wireless) was launched by TracFone in 2008, during the administration of George W. Bush. All of these milestones were passed prior to the advent of the Obama administration.

      The Lifeline program only covers monthly discounts on landline or wireless telephone service for eligible consumers. It does not pay cellular companies to provide free cell phones to consumers, although some cellular service providers choose to offer that benefit to their Lifeline customers.

      Lifeline discounts are not available only to “welfare recipients” — these programs are implemented at both the state and federal levels, so qualification criteria can vary from state to state, but in general participants must have an income that is at or below 135% of the federal Poverty Guidelines.

      The Lifeline program is not directly subsidized by taxpayer monies. It is paid for out of the federal Universal Service Fund (USF) through a fee assessed against telecommunications service providers.

  37. rudyspeaks November 23, 2015 at 3:13 pm #

    While I agree that Free Speech is under murderous assault in America I can’t imagine limning that point with an obsession about an Administration building on a college campus being occupied by students. The fact that the criminal gang that runs America has vacuumed up 95% of the MSM, rendering any opposition to their world-destroying agenda either invisible or misrepresented as folly reduces this piece to another you-kids-get-off-my-lawn diatribe. PBS’s News Hour has become nothing more than Fox News with a better vocabulary. Even if you restrict your attention to college campuses, wouldn’t the actual FIRING of teachers who wander off the intellectual reservation be your top concern? Did anyone at Princeton lose his/her job? Like Ward Churchill who dared echo the CIA’s assessment of 9/11? Or any of the profs sacked for crossing AIPAC?.Seizing the Ad-building is theater. Those amateurs will never have a (successful) hit list that rivals the Neo-con enforcers. But about the Neo-con fantasy world spun almost without challenge across all of America’s media you will hear nothing in this essay. How irrelevant…

    • Janos Skorenzy November 23, 2015 at 4:03 pm #

      Or what they did to James Watson, co-discoverer of the genetic code, for telling the truth about Black IQ.

      • malthuss November 23, 2015 at 11:12 pm #

        dfw.cbslocal.com/2015/11/23/clock-kids-family-demand-apology-15-million-in-damages/

  38. volodya November 23, 2015 at 3:25 pm #

    BRH, that’s the thing, the “betters” dismiss concerns of subordinates by attributing malice or maybe stupidity. Like you say, racism, or if the subordinate concern is the gutting of middle class incomes, well then the subordinate is touting “class war”.

    Whether the issue is one of crime or wealth or immigration or public safety the insistence is the same, that objections comes from an unworthy place in the psyche of the objector, a place that puts self interest above the greater good, that comes out of insufficient compassion or generosity.

    Or especially inadequate education. People that object are deemed below standard by way of schooling, they’re un-enlightened, they don’t know facts and evidence, they haven’t read the studies. You know, it’s all ignorance and religion.

    As far as security goes, you see the same smugness over and over, the elite think they’re untouchable, as you say, with their gated compounds and security details. They cannot for one second understand that those hefty men with guns they hire may have interests that don’t go as far as taking a bullet for whatever plutocrat they’re supposed to be protecting.

    Would you take a bullet for some rich Wall Street fuck? What good is money if you’re dead?

    The other consistent theme is underestimating the tenacity and adaptability of an adversary. How many times has the mighty U.S. military gotten its ass kicked by farmers riding donkeys? Such is the arrogance that bringing those same people inside the borders isn’t seen as a problem. At least not for the elite. I suspect the elite will find out otherwise.

    See, the elite count on the cooperation of their inferiors to stay wealthy and safe. But if the inferiors refuse to play the game, the elite will find out that their safety and wealth were an illusion.

    In the oligarch mind there’s a natural order, them on top, you on the bottom, them with more money than they can possibly spend, you with nothing.

    They’ll wave away gigantic disparities in income and wealth distribution by insisting that the people on the lower end of the scale “don’t care” that a small handful are getting rich.

    Can you imagine? I guess they figure that nobody can see that the small handful are getting rich at the expense of everyone else. Well, they must think that you never bother with a small lie if you can tell a big one.

    • MisterDarling November 23, 2015 at 3:47 pm #

      @ Volodya:

      “…or if the subordinate concern is the gutting of middle class incomes, well then the subordinate is touting “class war””.-v.

      And then there are those from the oligarch’s ranks who just say how it is: “There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.”- Warren Buffet.

      • Janos Skorenzy November 23, 2015 at 4:05 pm #

        Yeah that piece of crap kept raving about how little his secretary made instead of just giving her a raise.

        • Q. Shtik November 23, 2015 at 9:03 pm #

          Janos, this is one of your uncalled for potshots.

          Number one, I don’t think he raved,/i> and number two, his point was that she paid more in taxes (percentage-wise, I’m sure) than he did, not that she was underpaid.

          • malthuss November 23, 2015 at 11:28 pm #

            Buffett is ‘fulla it.’

            If he wanted to give more, what is stopping him?

            How many billions did his companies get since Obama got in?

            Know the connection from Keystone to Warren? I didnt think so.

            Again, WB is not some ‘sweet 80+ old guy who,likes soda and ice cream.’ Thats how the press spins him.

    • Janos Skorenzy November 23, 2015 at 4:07 pm #

      Machiavelli makes the same point in “The Prince”. You can’t buy friendship or loyalty. And mercenaries will never be able to defeat men who believe in their cause enough to die for it.

    • basil November 24, 2015 at 8:08 am #

      the “betters” obviously are not rich due to their intelligence. what do they think will happen when the huge domestic market cannot afford to buy their crap anymore? it’s already happening. have you seen the price of gasoline today?

  39. MisterDarling November 23, 2015 at 3:55 pm #

    American race-relation woes aside (for the moment) there was this important announcement:

    Al Qaeda says ‘Thank You!’ for the TOW anti-tank missiles;

    zerohedge.com/news/2015-11-23/new-video-grateful-al-qaeda-thanks-us-supplying-anti-tank-missiles

    So, if there are still people out there that believe (on the basis of what I’m not sure) that the CIA isn’t arming Al-Qaeda, they can officially put that misguided notion to rest.

    Oh, and by their estimation Al-Qaeda are politically ‘moderate’ now, because… well, *just because*, that’s why.

    /s

    Cheers!

    • wpa_ccc November 23, 2015 at 5:10 pm #

      “Al-Qaeda are politically ‘moderate’ now, because… well, *just because*, that’s why.” –Mister Darling

      Not quite. There are both historic and currently observable differences between Daesh and Al-Qaeda which justify the use of the word “moderate” for Al-Qaeda …

      It is important to know the differences in operational styles and not simply lump Daesh and Al-Qaeda into an indistinguishable category.

      • FincaInTheMountains November 23, 2015 at 5:19 pm #

        If they blindfold you and have two guys, one from Daesh another from Al-Qaeda start cutting small pieces off – would you be able to tell whose “operational style” is moderate and who’s not?

        • wpa_ccc November 23, 2015 at 5:41 pm #

          With your question you are inadvertently lumping Daesh and Al-Qaeda, proving my point. Even in your hypothetical situation of putting Daesh and Al-Qaeda in the same room together, they would kill each other. Ayman al-Zawahiri, the current leader of Al-Qaeda, has declared war on Daesh. Your question is non-sense.

  40. FincaInTheMountains November 23, 2015 at 4:33 pm #

    “Allegedly, they were secretly transported from Syria to the Incirlik Air Base in Turkey where they then boarded a US Army cargo flight bound for Joint Base Andrews located near Washington D.C.” — me

    Is UPS Bringing In Refugees?

    youtube.com/watch?v=GTXSr6zmWk0

    I am not of extremely high opinion of Bill Still, but he never seemed to be paranoid.

    Hope that will turn out to be nothing.

  41. FincaInTheMountains November 23, 2015 at 4:46 pm #

    I really do not like the silence of US media regarding the significant successes of Russian Armed Forces in Syria. There are persistent, but unverified rumors of Spetznaz taking direct action on the ground. Air force tripled number of sorties, even involving strategic, long-range aviation. It is likely that al-Nusra and ISIL defenses will start collapsing in a matter of days, not even weeks.

    Under that circumstances, certain groups in US may become desperate and desperate people do desperate things.

    Hope that will turn out to be nothing.

    • wpa_ccc November 23, 2015 at 5:47 pm #

      “Air force tripled number of sorties…” –Finca

      What or who are the Russians bombing? Or does Putin get off on watching rubble bounce… or to distract from his economy?

      “A combination of a hard currency debt, the sinking ruble and low oil prices compounded by capital flight and the difficulty of getting western financing is putting the stability of the Putin regime in peril.”

      thestar.com/news/world/2015/11/01/putin-driven-by-economic-fears-says-former-russia-financier.html

    • Janos Skorenzy November 23, 2015 at 7:28 pm #

      You may have to fight the French Foreign Legion and shoot down French Jets.

  42. Pucker November 23, 2015 at 6:05 pm #

    According to a Reuter’s survey, 58 percent of Americans say they “don’t identify with what America has become.”

  43. Pucker November 23, 2015 at 6:07 pm #

    Apparently, the Russians have been using huge bunker buster bombs to take out ISIS underground concrete reinforced command and control centers. How did a bunch of ragheads get such sophisticated facilities?

    • pequiste November 24, 2015 at 12:56 am #

      In answer to your query:
      U.S. taxpayers bought them for the ragheads you silly goose.

  44. Pucker November 23, 2015 at 6:18 pm #

    US grocery receipts ending June 30, 2015: US$2.2 billion spent on fresh fruits and vegetables; US$10 billion spent on high fructose corn syrup soda pop.

  45. Janos Skorenzy November 23, 2015 at 8:15 pm #

    dailystormer.com/german-female-politician-says-its-a-good-thing-germans-will-be-a-minority/

    An example of Cancel’s White Elite.

  46. newworld November 23, 2015 at 8:32 pm #

    White Zionism its time has come. I really have no white guilt and I should be a repository for it since both sides of my family are pre-
    Rev war Americans.

    But the big thing as a reformed escapee from “conservatism” is that I will no longer deliver the “lecture” to black Americans, a useless endeavor if there ever was one. I could care less what they do the lunatic factories of higher education.

    ISIS is going to deliver a “Days of Wrath” like vengeance upon America, I obviously do not want this, but if it is to happen I hope it happens to the people who hate me, which includes some of the more excitable emotional wrecks who post here.

    • Janos Skorenzy November 23, 2015 at 9:47 pm #

      Yes, today has been the worse day in Clusterfuck history (it began with me). The Lefties have become completely divorced from reality, just shrieking ghouls tearing at their own White skin. The middle ground is gone. You either stand with your race, or with the ghouls and orcs – both being controlled by an unspeakable evil Elite.

  47. Q. Shtik November 23, 2015 at 8:42 pm #

    You made the same point about HAM operators: they almost invariably just talked about their equipment. The medium became the only message and of course the massage. – Janos

    =================

    You have an excellent memory Janos. My father started with a “crystal set” in the early ’20s and was a HAM till his dying day in 1983. I have heard tens of thousands of his conversations (excluding the umpteen thousand in Morse code which I never learned) and I never heard a word about race, religion, politics or sex. It was always “I’m runnin’ a Collins 250 with a chrome plated Johnson rod” and “your comin’ in 2 by 5” or words to that effect.

    • Janos Skorenzy November 23, 2015 at 9:49 pm #

      He had a desire to reach out. What matter the gender of his extender? As Ron said, give the people the Tech, and they’ll teach themselves!

    • Janos Skorenzy November 24, 2015 at 2:18 am #

      You would (?, will!) make a fine Scientologist.

  48. nsa November 23, 2015 at 9:19 pm #

    Extrapolating present trends, the population of the US will be about 500 million by 2050. The population is now about 350 million including all the illegals. If immigration had been curbed back in the 1960s, the population would now be about 250 million i.e. 350/250 = 40% more livable. As whites are reproducing at below the 2.07 birth replacement rate, the added 150 million will all be non-white, and then some. Conclusion: by 2050 your offspring will be living as a minority in a turd world shithole…….

  49. Frankiti November 23, 2015 at 9:30 pm #

    Tamir Rice was executed. End of story.

    LE training has gone from emphasis on police work to survival. The ethos indoctrinated now at academies and continuing training is “survival”. Survival at all costs. “No matter what, get home alive” and “I’d rather be tried by 12 than carried by 6”. Sure about that? Because with police work abandoned for street survival (tells you about the state of our streets… are we ready for an honest discussion about that Baltimore, Chicago, DC?) you are going to have your career, your finances, and your freedom on the line. And don’t forget your conscience, knowing that you executed a kid with a toy gun.

    What makes police work so incredibly difficult is the fact that you’re dealing with people who don’t follow the rules, while you have to follow every letter of the rule book. You are in a reactionary situation. You must make the correct decision all the time.

    Rice was executed because of shitty police work. They engaged a threat and neutralized it. They did not do POLICE work. They did not study or weigh the situation. They rushed the scene and REACTED. They drove-up on him and executed him within seconds. No plan, just immediately engage and neutralize.

    Police these days are routinely reacting to non-compliant and assaultive indicators and behavior. The job is more difficult, but the mission and rules are the same. What we need are smarter and steadier cops.

    At the same time we are not allowed to discuss what was happening in Brown’s mind. Why did he think the cop was up on him? Did the cop know that he just assaulted a clerk and robbed a store? Assuredly, that’s what he was thinking; the cop had caught him, he was on to him. But no, we are told he reacted to the officer the way he did because the officer was harassing him in a city where police harass blacks. You see, even when beaten into an inch of your life, even when you do make the right decision… the jury (the loudest people in the room and the media that lap it up) is still out.

    People forget the incredible difficulty of police work, now including the police. The war zone is on our streets, but we need brains even more than bullets these days.

    • MisterDarling November 24, 2015 at 1:51 am #

      @ Frankiti:

      Re |”Rice was executed because of shitty police work. They engaged a threat and neutralized it. They did not do POLICE work. They did not study or weigh the situation. They rushed the scene and REACTED. They drove-up on him and executed him within seconds. No plan, just immediately engage and neutralize.”-f.

      Fully agree.

      “What we need are smarter and steadier cops.”-f

      We’d need smarter/steadier cops in a nation we intended to stabilize and save. The way things are being prioritized, it looks like we’re past that point now. ‘Containment’ is the order of the day.

      You wrote about the subject matter like someone who’d lived it. Nicely done. Thank you.

  50. Pucker November 23, 2015 at 10:02 pm #

    Which is your favorite Bollywood classic: “Karthik Karthik”, “Jasne Tu”, “Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna”, “Krrish”, or “Action Replayy”?

  51. Pucker November 23, 2015 at 10:10 pm #

    What is a “Masala Film”?

    Action Replayy is an Indian science fiction masala film directed by Vipul Shah and starring Akshay Kumar and Aishwarya Rai in the lead roles. Aditya Roy Kapoor, Neha Dhupia, Om Puri, Kirron Kher and Rajpal Yadav play supporting roles in the film.Wikipedia

  52. wpa_ccc November 23, 2015 at 10:13 pm #

    “A tendency to ignore black accomplishments ? Are you stoned ?
    Black athletes, entertainers and activists have been lauded to an almost embarrassing degree.”
    — DaveNYC

    Your reply confirms my assertion. You have ignored Black accomplishments by failing to make reference to Black intellectual achievements: biochemists, physicists, biologists, chemists, engineers, entomologists, mathematicians, inventors, computer scientists, meterologists, medical researchers, veterinarians, zoologists, etc.

    Blacks who benefited from Affirmative Action ultimately benefited you. Blacks didn’t just study to receive their PhDs; they put their knowledge to work to solve problems and benefit all races.

    Athletes and entertainers and activists? Gimme a break. You have ignored, as society does, as most whites do, the multitude of Black intellectual accomplishments that make ours an “advanced” industrial civilization.

  53. Pucker November 23, 2015 at 10:47 pm #

    US State Department issued a worldwide travel alert for US citizens, effective for 3 months.

    They’re probably worried about all of those enemies of Assad fleeing Syria who the US has granted “refugee” status. Never mind that Assad’s enemies constitute the base of support for ISIS.

    • MisterDarling November 24, 2015 at 1:40 pm #

      @ Pucker:

      You may need to ‘keep shush!’ around the general populace. I’m worried about what they might do to you if they catch you promoting subversive ideas.

      /s

      Cheers!

  54. Pucker November 23, 2015 at 11:10 pm #

    Apparently, Obama doesn’t read intelligence reports that he doesn’t agree with.

    [“Young Frankenstein”]

    Dr. Frankenstein to Igor: “What was the name in the jar containing the brain?”

    Igor: “Abby”

    Dr. Frankenstein: “Abby what?”

    Igor: “Abby Normal”

  55. Pucker November 23, 2015 at 11:42 pm #

    The US government may become so clusterfucked that it becomes incapable producing any rational policy?

    The defense contractors: “We don’t want rational policy if it means peace!”

    Black Lives Matter: “We don’t want democracy and reason if we’re at the bottom of the social ladder!”

    The medical racket: “We don’t want people to be in good physical and mental health!”

    The Democratic Party: “We don’t want people to be self-supporting and independent of government support. Black Lives Matter!”

  56. BackRowHeckler November 24, 2015 at 12:06 am #

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    Headline: ‘4th year Jewish Medical Student shot while stopping abduction.’

    The abductee in this case was a young woman with a mane of long blond hair. As for the abductor, well, take a guess. And it looks like the young doctor, from Israel, a hero in this case, will pull thru.

    For your edification and viewing pleasure:

    .reuters.com/video/2015/11/23new-orleans

    Gentlemen, the Monsters are inside the gates, and they are hungry.

    The Day of the Hyena is upon us as last.

    brh

    • malthuss November 24, 2015 at 1:24 pm #

      Another case like that in Chicago.
      Blonde dates buck.
      Blonde tires of the fling.
      Blonde gets kidnapped.

      Check ABC-Chicago for Details.

      Meanwhile in Indy is the KillGang who killed Amanda Blackburn and unborn child.
      Newspaper prints pic of White guy as suspect. baaaaaaaaaaaaa

  57. Q. Shtik November 24, 2015 at 12:29 am #

    The real problem is not “Ebonics” but rather the racist reaction to it. – Miasmo

    ================

    David Foster Wallace reviewed a new dictionary back around 2001 and his essay about it is just brilliant. I think anyone here willing to devote an hour or two to reading it will really enjoy it and learn things they may never have thought about before.

    But if you only have 5 or 10 minutes to spend I beg you to go to the pertinent part that delves into White English vs Black English. DFW repeats a more or less standardized speech he used to give to his SWE (Standard Written English, aka Standard White English) classes at Pomona College, CA which typically contained a number of minority students. To make it easy for you I have located that section in the link below. It is 55.1% of the way down. I determined this by measuring with a ruler where the sliding button on the right side of the screen is relative to the overall length of the channel in which the sliding button moves. On my monitor the key paragraphs I am directing you to are 5.375 inches down a channel that is 9.75 inches long.

    instruct.westvalley.edu/lafave/DFW_present_tense.html

    • Janos Skorenzy November 24, 2015 at 3:28 am #

      What is the etymology of the word, ebonics?

      The Ibos are the Jews of West Africa, far more prosperous than their neighbors.

    • Sean Coleman November 25, 2015 at 11:08 am #

      Bill Bryson’s Made in America is an excellent read for those interested in the English language. The first couple of chapters are about it and then the book turns into a very readable history of the USA. I recall his final chapter is being about language and political correctness but I found it more amusing than irritating.

      Also, have you read Orwell’s famous essay Politics and the English language?

      orwell.ru/library/essays/politics/english/e_polit/

      Finally, I mentioned recently Steven Pinker’s criticism of what you seem in America to call ‘langauge mavens’ in his Language Instinct. He persuaded me at the time, to an extent anyway, but now I think he is wrong as I have a much clearer idea of why he was adopting this fashionable, progressive point of view.

      • Sean Coleman November 25, 2015 at 11:13 am #

        I think language mavens means arbiters of good English. Conventional wisdom seems to be that ‘language is an evolving thing’ and Pinker argued that we all, even the most humble, have the same wired-in competence. Daniel Everett in his fascinating book about an isolated tribe in the Amazon, Don’t Sleep There Are Snakes, seems to have found evidence that these innate structures that Chomsky (and presumably Pinker) claim to have discovered don’t exist.

        What irritates me about English these days is how the defenders of fashionable, progressive opinion keep coining new jargon to blind the reader with. It’s hard to counter their arguments because you don’t know exactly what they are saying as they keep throwing these new words in. When you have finally worked out what they mean they have found new ones.

        • Sean Coleman November 25, 2015 at 11:15 am #

          I had that comment nearly written when the blog crashed. It happens every five minutes so I have to type quick. I meant to say that I lost confidence in Pinker’s opinions once I realized the underlying reasons he has for hold such opinions.

  58. Buck Stud November 24, 2015 at 12:39 am #

    “Compton used to be Blacks, it Spanish now.”–Janos

    You mean like “Spanish Harlem” ? Compton,and California in general are not Spanish but Mexican. Your comment reminds me of Jesse in “Breaking Bad” hysterically upset about going to Mexico because he doesn’t ‘speak Mexican’. In short, your East Coast perspective really falls short when making declarative comments about the southwest region of the country.

    Have you ever been to some of the old Spanish Colonial missions? There’s some old blood in those soils, lad, and that blood is Mexican.

    Years ago while in San Francisco I walked into the Mission Dolores during the Christmas season. They were playing “Hark The Herald Angels Sing” on the church organ and it was one of the most beautifully intense moments of aesthetic rapture I have ever experienced. Something I’ll never forget and something I wish I could experience again but one cannot plan or arrange these moments. The only thing a person can do is ‘raise the sails’ so to speak; we cannot ‘bring the wind’.

    Anyway I was sailing that day but I was soon grounded with a different sort of admiration. When I went out to the back of the mission I noticed all of the grave headstones with people born in Ireland and I viscerally realized these people had died a very long way from home and lonely for families left behind.

    Boundaries? Not for the forlorn, desperate, and courageous.

    • wpa_ccc November 24, 2015 at 1:58 am #

      As you probably know, Buck Stud, there are marked differences between the Spanish spoken in Spain and the Spanish spoken in Mexico. Here are just a couple of examples:

      USA ………… / MEXICO …………………. / SPAIN

      Park the car. / Parquear el carro….. / Estacionar el coche.

      Computer . /… Computadora …….. / Ordenador

    • Janos Skorenzy November 24, 2015 at 2:27 am #

      You’re right: I had a moment of weakness. Mexicans are very far from being Spanish. Where is my instrument of penance? I will scourge myself well for that. Every slip of my pen leads to countless White (oh, so White) souls being lost.

      As you know from watching the series, Mexican Catholicism is always trying to go back to the Aztec religion. The Church was wise to deny the Priesthood to them. Those savages gave Walt a hard time. But in the end, Whites are the toughest guys of all (on average). A great series.

      Have you read about the San Patricos? The Irish Catholic soldiers persecuted by Protestant Officers until the deserted to the Mexican side? They hung every one they caught but they didn’t get them all. Some say their descendants are a power in Mexico to this day.

      • Buck Stud November 24, 2015 at 10:13 am #

        Yes I have read of the Irish Catholic deserters–they even have a day of recognition for them in Mexico.

        All I was trying to say is that being from the East Coast (Boston as I recall?) perhaps you cannot fathom how deep Mexican roots are in the present day United States. So deep that it reveals the arbitrary nature of “boundaries”.

        The great Russia artist Nicholai Fechin settled in Taos, New Mexico in the early part of the last century and his portraits of the native population are astounding artistic and historical revelations of the American Southwest.

        Notice how the great Fechin does not paint every object or area with the same level of detail. There is a subordination of detail which actually merges the boundaries of shapes in order to facilitate eye movement to the actual and critical focal point: the face and eyes.

        But at the head region–the heart and soul of the portrait–shapes become more clearly defined and edges between adjacent shapes not so easily breached. In other words, some areas of a “portrait”, whether national or individual, clearly acknowledge the practical and aesthetic utility of strong delineations.

        Of course since the subject of art has been thoroughly marginalized by the “practical ones” (along now with history and even English!) how can most people be expected to garner analogous national/societal insights from something as seemingly distant as an individual portrait? Oh well.

        But what a painter Fechin was. He had that ineffable “something” that cannot be taught no matter how many art schools or classes one attends. The ability to capture a dimple in the spirit or wrinkle in the psyche is not a skill acquired by effort but a gift presented at birth. Unfortunately, in our society today most presented with the gift never bother to unwrap such an unpractical package:

        artinvestment.ru/content/download/articles/20120301_fechin_cowboy.jpg

        • Janos Skorenzy November 24, 2015 at 2:52 pm #

          Under the reign of the Anti-Men, art schools disparage beauty and teach how to create ugliness. The great mystery of you is how and why you can’t seem to see this.

          The Spanish, as in White Men, helped create the American Southwest. The Mestizos were mere serfs then, now, and forever. Either that, or criminals and revolutionaries. They have no other place in the White Order known as Western Civilization. How could they? Would we be better off without them? Obviously.

  59. FincaInTheMountains November 24, 2015 at 1:23 am #

    “What or who are the Russians bombing? Or does Putin get off on watching rubble bounce… or to distract from his economy?” — wpa

    Apparently, they’re getting something right, even PBS decided to plagiarize Russian airstrikes and pass them as American:

    PBS uses Russian footage to depict US airstrikes on ISIS oil fields

    Apparently being unable to find any footage of the US Air Force strikes against Islamic State’s oil infrastructure, PBS NewsHour spliced Russian Defense Ministry’s video into their report – but it did not go unnoticed.

    The PBS report last week used two objective control videos made by Russian drones while Sukhoi bombers based at Khmeimim airfield in Latakia bombed out an oil storage facility in Syria used by ISIS and a large camp of oil trucks.

    While showing black-and-white military footage of burning trucks, the PBS voiceover says: “For the first time, the US is attacking oil delivery trucks.”

    rt.com/usa/323070-pbs-isis-video-russian/

    • pequiste November 24, 2015 at 8:46 am #

      Well they were getting it right until the Turks decided today to shoot a Russian warplane down——oops!

      Now how does this relate to JHKs boundaries missive? Indeed the Turks have been straddling the fence on the whole Daesh “thing” since the onset. WHy? Because they detest the Arabs in general and Kurds in particular. So the Turks enforce a cordon sanitaire boundary with the Kurds and permitted the Daesh to use the Turkish border as trading post, personnel turnstile, oil terminal and curtain of surprises like in the old TV show with Monty Hall “Let’s Make A Deal.” Only the deal is with the Devil.

      NOw with the downing of the Russian jet all bets are off as the two blocks of allies will firm their positions and make this unholy mess all the messier.

      The vile worms and scumbags of The Jihad, the Project For The New American Century, NWO, and Corporatist organisms are loving this as it plays to their narratives and the desire to have no discernible center on their respective areas of control and ultimately the whole enchilada: borderless with the strictest boundaries ever implemented due to hypercomputing.

      Is the denouement near? Let’s hope so!

      • ozone November 24, 2015 at 9:26 am #

        Pesquite,
        Hey man! You just blew away the smoke and smashed all the mirrors. This is forbidden! 😀
        (Some of us agree and approve however…)

  60. MisterDarling November 24, 2015 at 2:36 am #

    When a man’s livelihood is threatened it gets his dander up. He feels as though not only his financial well-being is threatened but the very reason he has lived. When he communicates to others some of that feeling is bound to come out… And that is what Mister Kunstler offered the public for their consideration this morning, and (I believe) how it should be read.

    Regarding:

    “The sad part is that white men of principle and reason are so beaten down that none dare oppose the forces of identity vengeance on the loose.”

    AND

    “I’d go so far to suggest that the Black Lives Matter movement has become so virulent because it’s increasingly obvious that black behavior is so embarrassingly bad and nobody knows what to do about it, especially black people.”-J H K.

    I submit that these are the words of someone still harboring deep-seated resentment (which may be justified) at something more than a personal slight. [*]

    Certain people (named previously) took actions with the clear intention of impugning Mr. Kunstler’s professional standing and reputation in his community. Since this incident has clearly has caused him mental, emotional and possibly physical distress, my only question to Mr. Kunstler at this point is: have you talked to your attorney?

    Lastly, regarding this:

    “A reasonable argument can be made that the temperament of the USA is worse than that of Germany in 1932. We’re more foolish, feckless, and savage, our politics more ridiculous, and the wave we’re riding is much more dangerous.”-J H K.

    I find those words fairly ‘spooky’, considering that – unlike the forces of ‘Herr Hitler’ – the USA is packing nuclear weapons ready to launch at a moment’s notice. I’m not accustomed to hearing my own thoughts echoed – nearly verbatim.

    — — —

    [*] Not that the words themselves are without merit, but consider this: who will listen to them at this late date? Only people of similar opinion, all others will laugh them to scorn. Since preaching to the proverbial choir is not productive, what exactly is the point of pronouncing them with such vehemence? Cathartic perhaps, but surely…

    ?

    😉

    • Janos Skorenzy November 24, 2015 at 3:26 am #

      What a weird perspective. Can Whites ever be moral enough for you to deserve to exist? As if you are better or something?

      You don’t think Black behavior is outrageously bad? Wtf? Have you ever looked at crime statistics? Grades? Venereal disease stats? Welfare? Prison stats?

      How about you get a clue for Christmas.

  61. Pucker November 24, 2015 at 2:54 am #

    In your job application, be sure to mention that you speak Ebonics and that if someone drops a box of toothpicks on the floor, you can tell exactly how many toothpicks are in the box.

  62. Janos Skorenzy November 24, 2015 at 3:29 am #

    dailystormer.com/happening-anti-migrant-protesters-in-dresden-carry-russian-flags/

    It begins. The Fire rises.

  63. FincaInTheMountains November 24, 2015 at 5:22 am #

    Turkish President Recep Erdogan and his son, Bilal Erdogan, were directly managing illegal DAESH oil traffic

    During the G20 meeting, Presidents Putin and Obama concluded an agreement to destroy the Erdogan family’s tankers, thereby putting an end to the petrol trafficking. On the same day, and for the first time in eighteen months, the US Central Command bombed the tanker-trucks in Iraq, while the Russian army destroyed a massive number in Syria

    It would seem that effective dispositions have been taken to isolate the 24 banking establishments used by Daesh from Iraq to transfer money – dispositions that the Under-Secretary of State David S. Cohen has been trying in vain to impose for months.

    voltairenet.org/article189385.html

  64. FincaInTheMountains November 24, 2015 at 5:32 am #

    Strange anti-DAESH Syrian war

    That war is fought by Russian Federation in alliance with the Constitutional government of United States against the US «liberal hawks» (Hillary Clinton, Jeffrey Feltman, David Petraeus, etc.) financed by a group of states (Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, etc.) and multinational corporations (Exxon-Mobil, KKR, Academi, etc.)

    It also appears that US «liberal hawks» may be preparing a 911-type event in the United States.

  65. Sticks-of-TNT November 24, 2015 at 7:28 am #

    Buck, Your writing style is elegant. You wrote of your visit to the SF mission in a way that made me want to be there with you. On slow news days, just tell (i.e., write) us a story. -Sticks

  66. ozone November 24, 2015 at 8:42 am #

    “It’s no accident that Donald Trump’s vaunted wall along the US-Mexico border became such a potent metaphor for a floundering American polity. The US has boundary problems — and not just with illegal immigrants (whoops, undocumented visitors). A mighty flux of standards and principles is symptomatic of an economy in freefall. Nothing is settled. All values are put up for re-negotiation. Steamrolling and bullying are the new fair play. Foundational ideas, such as the first amendment, erode under a flood of special pleadings. There is no center left to hold.” — JHK

    I would say, not only “an economy in freefall”, but the Potemkin construct of a culture as well. Just take a look at what’s on offer out of Hollyweird these days and what ends up putting the most asses in the most seats. It’s a “culture” of domination and death and always has been.

    Our host goes on to list various ancillary examples of ridiculousness-es that I believe are direct reflections of this, and I take it as a holistic condemnation of our refusal to get serious about anything or turn to a shred of civility in order to discuss urgently needed changes of direction.

    This stratification and fracturing of the populace into distinctly self-referential groupings is surely a symptom of the looming dissolution of this country and the final (and inevitable) conclusion of a culture of domination and death. Those who propose that we simply apply larger portions of these two happy pursuits [seem to] know not what they ask. …Or maybe they *do*.

    JHK pleads for reason and civility. He’s not going to get it. Just take a peek around this (and most other) comment section(s) of the blab-o-sphere. I would [meekly] advise getting prepared for *much* worse behaviors and shunning these many-splendored saviors that everyone is fervently hoping for. Disruptions in our view of “normalcy” have already occurred and written on recently dressed stone; they are now getting set to be loud and un-ignorable.

    • K-Dog November 24, 2015 at 11:34 am #

      “This stratification and fracturing of the populace into distinctly self-referential groupings is surely a symptom of the looming dissolution of this country and the final (and inevitable) conclusion of a culture of domination and death”

      And that is identity politics. which in a country committed to equal rights fair play and the rule of law would not be needed or desired.

      Meanwhile as self-referential groups huddle to keep warm around 55 gallon drums of burning trash our two political parties of record drain public coffers.

      Divide and conquer, the screams of black lives matter pay no mind to blacks without jobs. The mind is limited in the number of things it can focus on at one time. “We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.”

      The emphasis was shifted from things that matter to emotional non-issues which can’t ever be resolved. A brilliant piece of social engineering by TPTB. None are those in a self-referential group huddled around their 55 gallon drum able to voyage far enough to see how they have all been played.

      • MisterDarling November 24, 2015 at 1:21 pm #

        @ K-Dog:

        re | “The emphasis was shifted from things that matter to emotional non-issues which can’t ever be resolved. A brilliant piece of social engineering by TPTB. None are those in a self-referential group huddled around their 55 gallon drum able to voyage far enough to see how they have all been played.”-kd.

        You ‘get it’.

        By The Way… Any word on when the **avatar** function in the profile section will be re-enabled again? I’m interested in having one again (it makes it easier to find my posts, should I need to respond to someone).

        • K-Dog November 24, 2015 at 10:49 pm #

          Avitar?

          I don’t know why you are asking me. I have nothing to do with managing this website. I am a free agent and a private citizen and I have never worked as an employee for the Department of Homeland Security as internet police trying to make contact with and identify potential domestic terrorists. Those characters know all the ins and outs of a WordPress website such as this one. One of them might be able to answer your question and I know some of them are here.

          Our host used to know them as ‘government employees who surf the web on the taxpayer dime’. That or they took really-really long lunch breaks which would still be on the public dime since I’m sure they don’t make the time up. They used to be quite obvious but perhaps now they hide their DNS addresses much better. This site no longer has any public viewable tracking software so I can’t tell you. I’m not getting any visitors marked Department of Defense Network on my website so I suspect they have indeed improved their cover.

          I do know that the Avitars here are hosted at gravatar.com but I don’t know how you connect one to this website. My Avitar has been here a long time since I have been at CFN on and off for years. Almost back to when this blog started.

          WordPress is a huge pile of code and it has back doors which certainly can be exploited so I don’t care to know about it. On my website I’m in the process of writing my own code so I can have my own commented blog. It is not a trivial job and it may take a while; though if I was not working full time it would be up within the month. The advantage of having my own code will be to have complete control since as the author I’ll know what is going on. I’ll be free of any back doors which snoops can exploit. I’ll be able to introduce unique interesting features. Perhaps I’ll run against Donald Trump and let people vote for us on my website in a straw election in one of the side margins.

          Having an avatar here is nice. I am able to look for it to see if Janos has complemented me recently so that I might return the favor. Never let a good deed go unrewarded!

          I have not fully explained but from what you have just read the desire to have my own software should be understandable though I am the only one with my particular perspective as far as I know. I write my own code because as you said:

          I ‘get it’.

          I have already figured out a way to prevent robots from visiting and ‘scraping’ my content. Only humans will be able to read my text because it will not appear in a HTML page listing. Because it will be private Google and ‘others’ will not have access to content like they do at all ‘blogspots’ or other websites that use software which is publicly distributed. My site will be public and I’m not going to be hiding anything, but snoops will have to work for any info posted on my website. They will have to read and they will not have access to my metadata.

          On my site I will be the ‘Outer Limits’

          There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will tune it to a whisper. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical. We can roll the image, make it flutter. We can change the focus to a soft blur or sharpen it to crystal clarity. For the next hour, sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear. We repeat: there is nothing wrong with your television set. You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to – The Outer Limits.

    • Q. Shtik November 24, 2015 at 1:15 pm #

      Just take a look at what’s on offer out of Hollyweird these days and what ends up putting the most asses in the most seats. – ozone

      =============

      Examples please?

      • malthuss November 24, 2015 at 1:26 pm #

        Did you read of Niall Rice [a brit] in NYC?
        He gave a ‘psychic’ 700K + for ‘consults’–reading those tea leaves.

  67. basil November 24, 2015 at 9:03 am #

    your utopia sounds nice. I have mixed feelings, however, due to the fact that “advanced causasian culture”, and its utter dependence on oil and coal, has critically damaged, if not destroyed, the ability of earth’s environment to sustain life (as we know it) for any extended period. in the enclave of the future, “flourishing” will most likely mean “finding food”.

  68. Buck Stud November 24, 2015 at 9:32 am #

    Somehow, I don’t think Trump will be mentioning the voluntary return of Mexicans to Mexico:

    huffingtonpost.com/entry/immigration-reverse-more-mexicans-are-leaving-us-than-coming-in_564e04a4e4b…

    • malthuss November 24, 2015 at 1:20 pm #

      Hey Bud, 1 in 4 Mexicans are in the USA.
      And those x pats have more babies than the Mexicans that stay there.

    • Q. Shtik November 24, 2015 at 1:30 pm #

      Why not? I’m sure Trump could easily turn this (alleged?) reverse-immigration to his advantage, like: “the economy is so bad under Obama even the Mexicans can’t find a shit job that pays enough to keep body and soul together.”

      Rest assured Buck, the anti-immigration “community” like P4W (whom we haven’t heard from in ages) are over-joyed at the prospect of a re-wading of the Rio Grande.

    • MisterDarling November 24, 2015 at 1:34 pm #

      @ Buck:

      Yes, this was an interesting news item last week.

      Consider the fact that the reason they were here was to enhance labor ‘flexibility’, so this is yet another strong indication that the job market has collapsed to the extent that itinerant bottom-dollar laborers aren’t making enough to ‘make it’ in America. One of the leading reasons that they’re heading home is for family or to start one (seems rational).

      Of course Trump and his ilk won’t mention it. It doesn’t fit in with any of their fairytales… On the other hand there’s a thing about fairytales; Reality doesn’t have time for them – and then the problem ‘takes care’ of itself.

      Cheers!

      • Janos Skorenzy November 24, 2015 at 2:34 pm #

        Two weeks after Katrina, thousands of Mexicans descended on New Orleans for the clean up and rebuild. Whites and Blacks who had begun were promptly fired. Do I have to spell it out for you? Of course: If the American economy improves, they’ll be back in a heartbeat. You are the Dupe of Dupes. Why? Because you consider yourself wise and you just aren’t.

  69. fodase November 24, 2015 at 10:38 am #

    your utopia sounds nice. I have mixed feelings, however, due to the fact that “advanced causasian culture”, and its utter dependence on oil and coal, has critically damaged, if not destroyed, the ability of earth’s environment to sustain life (as we know it) for any extended period. in the enclave of the future, “flourishing” will most likely mean “finding food”.

    No one said anything about utopia. White civilisation has created untold monetary, industrial, scientific, societal etc. wealth that is being systematically destroyed by allowing inferior cultures to dominate and dictate.

    Whites simply need to band together and segregate from ungrateful and inferior cultures that seek to take what Whites have achieved.
    This is a noble undertaking.

    You couldn’t get more hyperbolic when you state that burning fossil fuels has “destroyed” the earth’s ability to sustain life “for any extended period”, whatever that latter phrase means.

    “Advanced White culture” has consistently solved its energy needs down thru history and is doing so nicely using solar, wind and other formerly alternative energy sources.

    There are also new generation nuclear fission technologies that are capable of safely supplying all our energy needs.

    I think I saw what you allege will happen in some forgotten film from 1970, the one where people are foraging for food after the apocalypse.

    Not going to happen, but keep waiting and wishing.

    • basil November 24, 2015 at 2:05 pm #

      nice dream

    • basil November 24, 2015 at 2:52 pm #

      on second thought, I need to answer your response in more detail. first, it is clearly utopian to think that you can ever get more than a handful of “whites” to band together for anything. most of us know people of other races and cultures, and we like them and don’t want to shut them out. when I say “dependence on oil and coal, has critically damaged, if not destroyed”…I mean it in the most literal sense. the science is clear and widely accepted. “for any extended period”, if clarification is needed, means we have no historical basis to determine a time frame, but it probably won’t be long. I have expanding solar generation capacity at my home, and I would love to agree with you that with wind, solar, and nuclear technologies we could pull ourselves out of this mess. without the support of the corporate community and their friends in congress, however, the process is far too slow to make a real difference. these technologies will take decades to implement fully. I am too busy to wait, and I wish only the best for our world.

  70. wpa_ccc November 24, 2015 at 11:14 am #

    “JHK pleads for reason and civility. He’s not going to get it.” –ozone

    There is one candidate conducting a civil campaign. There is one candidate who is not taking any money from millionaires. There is one candidate who does not even have a SuperPAC. There is one candidate who is taking on the plutocrats and neo-cons.

    There is one candidate who self-identifies as a socialist. Bernie Sanders has gained 16 points with the African-American community, while Hilary has lost 11 points. Bernie is campaigning in South Carolina and Atlanta and has a message of racial justice, reason, and civility which appeals to communities of color.

    The mainstream news is not covering Bernie Sander’s campaign very well. In Dallas 900 Bernie Sanders supporters turned out. It was not on the mainstream news. Bernie Sanders was not within a thousand miles of Dallas, but 900 VOLUNTEERS showed up in Dallas to get out the Latino vote. It is a movement being ignored by the capitalist press.

    • K-Dog November 24, 2015 at 11:42 am #

      The mainstream news is not covering Bernie Sander’s campaign very well.

      And this is a surprise how?

  71. wpa_ccc November 24, 2015 at 11:23 am #

    “The ability to capture a dimple in the spirit or wrinkle in the psyche is not a skill acquired by effort but a gift presented at birth.” –Buck Stud

    Mighty fine writing, BS. Your insights are much appreciated.

  72. wpa_ccc November 24, 2015 at 11:37 am #

    A NYT editorial ripped several of Trump’s most outrageous claims, including that an “Arab community” in New Jersey was seen cheering the September 11th attacks. Did you see that, Q.?

    Trump has also warned that Syrian refugees might be ISIS in disguise. And in a moment reminiscent of Nazi Germany, he suggested last week that the U.S. should keep a database of Muslim-Americans.

    The Times also lined up Trump’s comments with those of former Alabama Gov. George Wallace (D) and Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R-Wis.). Like Trump, Wallace and McCarthy were known for their intolerance.

    “It’s become a full-time job just running down falsehoods like the phony crime statistics he tweeted, which came from a white supremacist group,” the Times editors said. “History teaches that failing to hold a demagogue to account is a dangerous act. It’s no easy task for journalists to interrupt Mr. Trump with the facts, but it’s an important one.”

    • K-Dog November 24, 2015 at 11:44 am #

      Trump has also warned that Syrian refugees might be ISIS in disguise. And in a moment reminiscent of Nazi Germany, he suggested last week that the U.S. should keep a database of Muslim-Americans.

      And there are some from ISIS hiding with the monkeys in my butt too!

    • Q. Shtik November 24, 2015 at 12:20 pm #

      A NYT editorial ripped several of Trump’s most outrageous claims, including that an “Arab community” in New Jersey was seen cheering the September 11th attacks. Did you see that, Q.? – wpa

      ===========

      Did I see what? the article or the cheering Arabs? The answer is yes to both.

      I read part of the opinion piece which comes from the left side of the two page Op-Ed section of the paper. These are the pieces that are not attributed to any particular author and are invariably outrageously left-wing. The other opinion page contains the pieces whose authors are revealed, like M. Dowd, C. M. Blow, Gail Collins, Friedman, Douthout (Sp?), etc, almost all of whom are ALSO rabid left-wingers.

      But getting back to the cheering Arabs…..I saw them too but I’m fairly certain the film clip was of some mid-east country, like maybe Iran. Not from NJ.

      As an eel, Trump is nearly as slippery as you. (You never responded to my comment about the op-ed piece written by M. Houellebecq in the NYT that I mentioned in last weeks thread. It had to do with borders.)

      • wpa_ccc November 24, 2015 at 6:56 pm #

        ” Did you see that, Q.? – wpa”

        You being in New Jersey I thought you might have seen the fictitious celebrations on the streets near your house. But you, like Carson, just saw it on TV… in the middle east. Trump is lying. There is no news footage in existence of “thousands upon thousands” of Arabs celebrating in Jersey City while watching the towers come down. This is the end of Trump’s candidacy.

        • gabelandrum November 24, 2015 at 8:37 pm #

          It will not end Trump’s candidacy. Check back here in a month. I’ll bet you he’ll still be in first place. Trump and his supporters don’t play the liberal “gotcha” game. They won’t desert the Donald for not being letter perfect with his campaign utterances. They like Trump because they know that the essential truth of what he says is undeniable, (i.e. That many Muslims in America were secretly thrilled with the 911 attacks), even if they may have actually been wise and discreet enough not to celebrate on the streets about it.

  73. John Howard November 24, 2015 at 12:00 pm #

    “Nothing is settled. All values are put up for re-negotiation. Steamrolling and bullying are the new fair play. Foundational ideas, such as the first amendment, erode under a flood of special pleadings. There is no center left to hold.”

    This is why we need to get Congress to establish the foundational idea that men don’t have a right to gestate a baby, and same sex couples don’t have a right to procreate together. The foundation is that sex is real, the sexes have different rights, the right to procreate is as birth sex, with someone of the other sex.

    • Q. Shtik November 24, 2015 at 12:25 pm #

      The foundation is that sex is real, the sexes have different rights, the right to procreate is as birth sex, with someone of the other sex. – J.H.

      ===============

      OMG, he’s baaack……….with his one-string banjo.

      I guess cloning is out too?

      • wpa_ccc November 24, 2015 at 12:28 pm #

        There is nothing in the Constitution or in the Holy Bible that says men don’t have a right to gestate a baby. Why should women have a monopoly on birthing?

        • John Howard November 24, 2015 at 2:15 pm #

          Women should have a monopoly on birthing because women have a right to be pregnant and give birth, and only people with a right to give birth should be allowed to.

          Men don’t have a right to give birth because men instead have a right to impregnate women and be fathers.

          No one has both rights, it’s a foundational truth that needs to be affirmed, not denied. And from that foundation, that admission by the loonies that they were wrong about gay marriage and transgenderism, we can begin to build back society.

      • John Howard November 24, 2015 at 2:28 pm #

        Yes of course cloning is out too.

        Of course I’m back, because you guys need to wake up and stop being idiots and get Jim to agree that we should ban males gestating babies and females impregnating females. Refusing to ban it is destroying the fabric of reality.

        • Q. Shtik November 24, 2015 at 4:00 pm #

          J.H. hath spoken and that’s THAT!!!

        • John Howard November 24, 2015 at 4:06 pm #

          Ok sorry to call you all idiots, but I was upset by Q Shtick implying he’d vanquished me last week. False, Q, I gave you the link you wanted, and this week it’s even more in the news. Another week went by, yay, and men still don’t have a right to procreate.

          That’s a boundary problem! The boundary between men and women is a real boundary. It means men and women are different, and yes, we have different rights. Monty Python was wrong and we need to say so.

          • Q. Shtik November 24, 2015 at 4:45 pm #

            The boundary between men and women is a real boundary. It means men and women are different, – John Howard

            ================

            Re above, you’re preaching to the choir. My contempt is for your notion that you would ever be able to get the attention, much less the support, of powerful people to devote to what 99 out of 100 people would consider a fringe issue. Cloning’s been around for quite awhile and who gives a shit about that?

          • Q. Shtik November 24, 2015 at 5:01 pm #

            P.S. It’s Shtik, not Shtick.

          • John Howard November 24, 2015 at 5:44 pm #

            It’s not a fringe issue, gay marriage and transgender is front page news still, and ending same sex marriage and ruling out transgender reproduction would be something everyone would be interested in around the world.

            And why didn’t you include the second half of my sentence, when you said you were the choir? That is the key, the important point I ama trying to get people to affirm, that only men have a right to impregnate a woman, and only women have a right to be pregnant.

      • Janos Skorenzy November 24, 2015 at 2:42 pm #

        In his strange way, on his one string banjo, John is affirming the polarity of life. He is tired of people acting like a magnet only has one pole. What can I do but agree? He’s right even if strange. All men who speak unpopular truths are deemed strange. Some really are.

        What does Morrisson say? Women seem wicked when you’re unwanted. Streets are unfriendly when you’re alone.

        Remember when some poster called Mr Kunstler, Howard? He was trying to MAKE him into a stranger. Are you going to start doing that to John?

        • Q. Shtik November 24, 2015 at 4:12 pm #

          So as NOT to make John into a stranger I appoint YOU to join him in his quixotic cause. Good luck in the halls of Congress.

      • pjs November 24, 2015 at 5:38 pm #

        Q.Shtik, I believe it would be best to allude to it as a diddly bow. The instrument is also referred to by Harry Smith in the Anthology of American Folk Music as a Celestial Monochord. It is a most beatific of instrument. Black men in the South, I’m thinking of Hill Country in northwest Mississippi, often started off with the instrument as children and almost always gave it up as adults for the guitar.

        Anyways, Mr. Howard plays a piss poor diddly bow.

        Here is a Master Diddly Bow player, Napolian Strickland, filmed by Alan Lomax. Any racists in the crowd; you might now divert thou eyes.

        youtube.com/watch?v=l-6JsVx30AU

        • pjs November 24, 2015 at 5:46 pm #

          Mr. Howard,

          Nonetheless, I agree with your sentiment. Do we not already have enough piss, vinegar, vomit, and backwash in the streams of life that nourish us all?

          I find your obsession with the topic peculiar though…stay strange…for we are all brothers on this earth (excluding those among us that the Gnostics referred to as Archons).

  74. wpa_ccc November 24, 2015 at 12:26 pm #

    NEWS FLASH: Terrorist attack in Minneapolis. 5 BLM supporters shot by white supremacists who were wearing face masks to cover their white faces.

    When are we going to give all these white Christian men specal identification, put them in a database, and start to monitor their churches? Make America safe again.

    And some people insist Christianity is a religion of peace! I can’t wait for all the moderate whites to come out and condemn this attack. /sarcasm off

    • malthuss November 25, 2015 at 1:55 am #

      ALT NEWS It appears that someone shot 5 BLM protesters in Minneapolis. Witnesses claim that the deed was done by white supremacists—————-
      John Derbyshire suggests that the shootings were self-defense against a physical assault from a mob at least 4x as numerous as the “supremacists”.

      In an amazing but unsurprising admission against interest (reminiscent of the background conversation recorded after the Michael Brown shooting), this video recording of testimony by BLM eyewitnesses at the scene supports the self-defense argument. Any prosecutors who file charges against these people deserve to be Nifonged.

      IT MAY HAVE BEEN SELF DEFENSE AGAINST VIOLENT LEFTIES.

  75. wpa_ccc November 24, 2015 at 12:40 pm #

    Now is when you can see Putin is a paper tiger, a whiner who is weak.

    Whining out loud Putin said Turkey’s downing a plane was: “A stab in the back.” Putin knows the plane was violating Turkey’s sovereignty, but Putin didn’t think Turkey had the balls to do anything about it.

    Putin won’t do anything except whine, for two reasons: 1) Turkey has the support of more than 27 nations legally obligated and ready to go to war with Russia, and 2) the Russian jet was warned multiple times before it was targeted by two F-16 fighter jets.

    Now we see that stabbed-in-the-back Putin is a whining pussy. Putin has miscalculated and will have to eat crow. With egg on his face Putin will have to eat humble pie. Put your shirt back on, Putin and get off that horse. You are a phony who was scared by Pussy Riot. /end of rant

    • Q. Shtik November 24, 2015 at 12:52 pm #

      Putin has miscalculated and will have to eat crow. With egg on his face Putin will have to eat humble pie. – wpa

      ===============

      Wow, talk about your mixed-metaphors!

      Putin is a whining pussy. – wpa

      ===============

      How misogynistic!!

      • wpa_ccc November 24, 2015 at 1:02 pm #

        meowing pussy? as in pussycat…

        • basil November 24, 2015 at 3:05 pm #

          I like you, but you gotta know that “pussy riot” was not named after a kitty cat.

  76. Q. Shtik November 24, 2015 at 12:42 pm #

    An off-topic question:

    Until a few days ago I had been using Internet Explorer as my browser. Now I’m using Chrome. In IE there is an Edit/Find function which is the most wonderful thing to find your way back to a particular comment or to assure that you have not missed some new comment… by using date stamps.

    I’m sure Chrome must have a similar feature but I’ll be damned if I can find it. Can anyone here tell me?????

    • wpa_ccc November 24, 2015 at 1:04 pm #

      try pressing cntrl-F key combination simultaneously

      and wash your mind out for not associating pussy with a baby kitten

      • Q. Shtik November 24, 2015 at 3:42 pm #

        Thanks, you’re a lifesaver.

        Out of curiosity, how would one know that such a feature existed in Chrome without reading a Chrome for Dummies manual?

        When I pressed Ctrl/F a box opened in the upper RH corner over top of the Howdy, Q. Shtik greeting. The box is unlabeled and one can only figure out what to do through intuition.

        • wpa_ccc November 24, 2015 at 7:06 pm #

          Intuition? Wait! What gender is your Chrome box?

      • Q. Shtik November 24, 2015 at 3:43 pm #

        hmmm, baby kitten, that never crossed my mind even for a second.

  77. FincaInTheMountains November 24, 2015 at 12:43 pm #

    In war as in war

    1. In Moscow, now (that’s right now) managing the shop – Dvorkovich. Putin is in Sochi. Medvedev – in Cambodia. Shoigu – in Cairo. Time to think and to take serious concrete decisions will be tomorrow. And there is much to think about.

    2. In Turkey, now tens of thousands of potential hostages – Russian tourists. It is desirable to take them out. Preferably, in one piece. If it needs to smile and wave, then we need to smile and wave.

    Very interesting statements coming out of Washington:

    1. The Pentagon cannot confirm that the downed Su-24 was in Turkish airspace, Pentagon spokesman Steve Warren.

    2. This is an incident between the Russian and the Turkish governments. It is not an issue that involves the (U.S.-led coalition operations),” Col Warren told a Pentagon briefing, speaking via video-conference from Baghdad, Reuters reports.

    • wpa_ccc November 24, 2015 at 1:06 pm #

      “This is an incident between the Russian and the Turkish governments”

      only because Turkey has yet to invoke Article Five.

  78. wpa_ccc November 24, 2015 at 1:01 pm #

    BOUNDARY PROBLEMS

    In the newly-released video, five Daesh fighters are seen sitting outside as one of them praises militants in the Sinai Peninsula for allegedly bringing down the Russian A321 passenger jet with 224 people on board.

    Surrounded by four fellow jihadists, a Slavic-looking man speaking both in Russian and Arabic, addresses President Vladimir Putin, warning the Russian leader that he would regret targeting ISIS in Syria. With a knife in hand, he threatens to continue taking down planes, invading countries, and killing people in retaliation for Russia’s military operation in Syria.

    Another big Putin fuck-up. Afghanistan redux.

  79. MisterDarling November 24, 2015 at 2:08 pm #

    @ Ozone:

    I check Linh Dinh’s work regularly for 2 reasons: tracking the rate of decay & seeing facets of our nation & civilization that I won’t be seen elsewhere. Those ‘from the outside looking in’ POV’s are invaluable – and entertaining. For instance:

    linhdinhphotos.blogspot.de/search/label/London

    “Nobody’s Child.com”? What are they implying? Insinuating? Appealing to?

    😉

    • Janos Skorenzy November 24, 2015 at 3:03 pm #

      Nobody’s child is kiddy porn obviously, pretending to be concern. “Linh Dinh” is just ethnic cool signaling done by Whites to show their multicultural virtue. Much like Blacks in the old Congo wearing Kodak camera cases (empty) around their necks.

    • Sean Coleman November 24, 2015 at 3:20 pm #

      Is that a blog? All I saw were photographs.

      • MisterDarling November 25, 2015 at 3:07 am #

        @ Sean:

        Linh Dinh does a lot of blogging – which seems to have changed in a good way since getting a place in Berlin (?). I’m not sure what the whole story is on that latest development, but I do hope that he’s paused his endless peregrination of the USA & settled there indefinitely. [*]

        It’s not impossible; Berlin has cheap rent, excellent services, great parks (urban forests really… fantastic) and a large, educated populace to engage and be engaged by. Good stuff for a wanderer of literary mien.

        On October 20th he posted “Germany Escapes Itself” which I thought was very interesting for a number of reasons that we can discuss. I also recommend his “Escape from America” series.

        Cheers!

        — — —
        [*] I was a material supporter of his during that vagabonding period. Every Odyssey needs meaningful ‘hiatii’… Linh, if you’re out there reading this; cheers!

        • MisterDarling November 25, 2015 at 2:40 pm #

          EDIT: “Germany Against Itself”

  80. wpa_ccc November 24, 2015 at 2:25 pm #

    BOUNDARY PROBLEMS

    Republicans (who are supported by the NRA) say terrorists on no-fly watch lists have a 2nd amendment right to buy guns. The NRA is enabling terrorists. Republicans are enabling terrorists. Terrorists cannot board an aircraft because terrorists should not fly… but they have a right to keep and bear arms, an apparently boundary-less right defended by Republicans.

    • ozone November 24, 2015 at 5:50 pm #

      zerohedge.com/news/2015-11-23/get-out-your-trucks-and-run-away-us-gives-isis-45-minute-warning-oil-t…

      I always wonder how it feels to lie and distort for a living, but that’s because I possess a few scruples (some would term them “social boundaries”). Seems to me that some have no problem with it at all, as they continue with apparent voluminous enthusiasm each and every day of the week.

      • wpa_ccc November 24, 2015 at 7:52 pm #

        “What we found out was that many of our strikes were only minimally effective.” –from ozone’s ZH link

        Why are we even utilizing our air force in this farce? To spend more millions of taxpayer dollars on an inept military that proves again and again it is “minimally effective”?

        The US military is the largest welfare-give-away program in existence. We spend more on our military than the next 10 nations combined… and have nothing to show for it. Complete waste.

    • ozone November 24, 2015 at 9:13 pm #

      As we see in the supposed “reply” below, the only thing the lackey could glean from the entire article was this patented military PR horseshit about minimally effective airstrikes.

      That IS NOT what the article is about, and the implications are much more serious and show a chain of means, motive and opportunity.

      Distortion, obfuscation and a distressing lack of scruples. This is the Orwellian structure those who wish to inform themselves are up against, paid for by your very own tax dollars.

    • routersurfer November 25, 2015 at 10:47 am #

      Rights are rights. This leftwing nut job wants firearms in his house. They are tools. Very good tools when the stores are closed and hunger rules the land. Think the GovMint will be dropping CARE packages at your door ? The knock at your door ( if you get one ) will be friend or foe. Better to have a smile on your face and a gun in your hand. People left of center will be the next ” Terorists.” We always have been in this country. @

  81. FincaInTheMountains November 24, 2015 at 3:01 pm #

    Étienne-Jean Delécluze. The Emperor Augustus Rebuking Cornelius Cinna for His Treachery.

    regnum.ru/uploads/pictures/news/2015/11/24/regnum_picture_1448370841290612_big.jpg

    • fodase November 24, 2015 at 5:55 pm #

      going up as my desktop background, replacing my beloved union jacked morris mini…..

      • wpa_ccc November 24, 2015 at 7:11 pm #

        Yes, a nice transgendered rendering, wearing dresses, and feminine slippers, and one has some kind of hairpiece or jewelry on her head.

  82. FincaInTheMountains November 24, 2015 at 3:21 pm #

    Third World War with DAESH is already underway, and will have to fight anyway. And Turkey, together with the NATO leadership has just sided with DAESH and the Clinton’s clan strenuously trying to drag into this DAESH coalition United States, England, Germany and France, which until the war has not been declared are not subordinate to the NATO leadership.

  83. John Howard November 24, 2015 at 4:57 pm #

    Wpa_ccc seems to think boundary problems is a metaphor for something, but I think JHK is talking about literal boundaries, such as between men and women, being denied and blurred.

    Sex is a fact of nature, people are male or they are female. Females, by definition, are people that have a right to be mothers, to be pregnant and marry and mate with a man, and males are people with a right to be fathers, marry and impregnate a woman.

    That’s not to say legal sex can’t be different sometimes, or to deny the existence of transgender people. It is just to say that, they don’t have a right to actually procreate as other sex, first of all, and that failing to say so and leaving it legal is harming people and destroying the country.

    • wpa_ccc November 24, 2015 at 6:48 pm #

      “JHK is talking about literal boundaries, such as between men and women, being denied and blurred.” –JH

      There is no literal boundary between men and women. We are all just human beings. People who don’t conform to gender norms should not only be accepted, they should be celebrated. They have a right to their happiness. No one else has a right make them choose, or to tell them they are either man or woman, if they decide otherwise. All bathrooms should be gender neutral.

      At least since the 1980s it has become obvious that one’s sexual identity is fluid and a matter open to choice. We see evidence in our culture, in the media, the theater, the classroom, and in medical clinics.

      The country is not being destroyed, it is evolving to become more accepting of individual differences and preferences, throughout society and the military much to our credit. Gender fluidity is not individual pathology and has social and military acceptance. We are not like the Taliban. We respect peoples’ legal rights guaranteed by the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Ours is a great nation.

      The boundary metaphor is a blurred metaphor because the changing of one’s gender is possible; your gender is a feeling, not a biological fact, and can change at any time. We have an inalienable right to life, liberty, and happiness. It is rather un-American, more like 7th century Taliban thinking, for anyone to deny that gender identity fluidity is a person’s right.

      • UntoDust November 24, 2015 at 6:55 pm #

        Absolute, and utter ridiculousness. People believe all sorts of crazy things – that doesn’t make them true (case #1: Islam). Are you telling me that I’m a woman just because I say I am irregardless of my unmistakable anatomy and genetic makeup? If I claim I’m a unicorn does that make me a unicorn? Of course not. Stop enabling these clearly mentally ill people. They need therapy not confused gender bathrooms.

        • wpa_ccc November 24, 2015 at 7:31 pm #

          “Are you telling me that I’m a woman just because I say I am irregardless of my unmistakable anatomy and genetic makeup?” –UntoDust

          I’m saying you are free to identify as you please and I am not interested in your “unmistakeable anatomy” … why are you interested in other peoples’ anatomy. It’s none of your business. Live and let live. This is multi-cultural, multi-racial, gender-fluid America. If you don’t like it, there is a porous southern border you can cross to become an ex-pat. Don’t let the fence hit you on the way out.

          • UntoDust November 24, 2015 at 11:30 pm #

            Well, you are indeed free to identify as whatever gender you claim. Just as you are free to claim you are a dragon or a water buffalo or whatever. Belief is proof of nothing. That is the point that you have conveniently refused to address, because it is fatal to your argument. Reality matters, and reality doesn’t much care what you believe. Your biology won’t change, because you want it to. You genes will not be changing based on your belief. Your gender is indeed a very permanent thing, and has been recognized as such by every other generation in the history of mankind.

            You are indeed a model Maoist waving your little red book as you seek to remake Western civilization. I’m not surprised you seek to drive out any who oppose your agenda. It’s the Cultural Revolution after all. You may find that you are not in the position of strength that you think you are, however. The winds of change are blowing, and President Trump is not going to cater to your Maoist revolution.

      • John Howard November 25, 2015 at 12:15 pm #

        The boundary between male and female is absolute. People are one or the other, and have a right to be. No one is both, no one changes. Everyone is born with a right to be a father or to be a mother, and we don’t have any choice about which is our right.

        Transgender people never attain the right to procreate as their new sex, and they never lose their right to procreate as their birth sex.

        And your muddled Monty Python thinking is truly harming people and ruining the country and driving terrorism. Just admit it when you are wrong. It doesn’t mean we can’t be “accepting” of transgender and gay people, it just means they can’t try to procreate with the same sex, which they can’t do anyway, and it means voiding all same sex marriages. Free divorces.

  84. Frankiti November 24, 2015 at 5:45 pm #

    All the pundits blathering away today on the media about the need for a no-fly zone. How this benefits anyone other than ISIS, the only player without an air force and fighting a ground offensive is beyond me. It sounds like just another transparent US ploy to hamstring Putin and his client Assad. What a bunch of charlatans. The US is on the wrong side on this one, and Obigears has too much pride to fess up.

    • ozone November 24, 2015 at 6:07 pm #

      zerohedge.com/news/2015-11-23/get-out-your-trucks-and-run-away-us-gives-isis-45-minute-warning-oil-t…

      Some hints are beginning to escape the world o’ spin.

    • MisterDarling November 25, 2015 at 3:41 am #

      @ Frankiti:

      This was Mike Whitney’s take on who and how it would benefit:

      “In the seven weeks since Russia began military operations in Syria, nearly all of the gains of the US-Turkey-Saudi-Qatar jihadi coalition have been wiped out.

      The decisive battle took place more than a week ago at Kuweris airbase east of Aleppo. This was the tipping point for the war although the imminent fall of Aleppo is bound to attract more notoriety. It’s clear now that the Russian-led coalition is winning the war, has foiled US attempt to remove Assad, and that the bulk of the foreign mercenaries will either be killed or captured.

      The Obama administration realizes that the current phase of the war is hopeless and has started to implement a fallback plan to control territory in E Syria that is critical for future pipeline corridors.

      In contrast, the Turkish government is completely unwilling to accept the fact that its plan has failed which is why it has embarked on this risky strategy to draw either NATO or Washington deeper into the fray.”-MW.

      The ‘No-Fly’ zone is a poorly concealed attempt at creating a nice little safe area for Daesh to fall back into, so that they can live to rape & destroy another day… Charming idea, isn’t it?

      Cheers!

  85. UntoDust November 24, 2015 at 6:39 pm #

    Very interesting article, JHK. There’s a phenomenon that occurs when you take a black child out of a failing, overwhelmingly black school and put them in a private school or bus them to a predominately white school – the black child’s achievement soars. I think that this is a powerful indicator that it is not a racial problem we have, but a cultural problem. It is heresy to say this in modern America, but there is indeed something rotten in black culture.

    It is deeply unfortunate that there are a significant number of deviants, criminals, and other thug lowlifes in black America. There are also some excellent black citizens: honest, hard working, pious, church going, and patriotic. They are very much a net benefit to our nation. Unfortunately, the thugs are winning the culture war, and as you say JHK no one seems to have any idea how to stop it. There are black preachers all over the country trying to reform the black community and put an end to the rampant violence and criminality to little effect. It is a deeply entrenched problem.

    Black culture must stop celebrating criminality, violence, ghetto fabulous, and low achievement. Just listen to any rap lyrics to hear how celebrated this lifestyle has become. And many non-blacks are complicit in this. They too think it’s cool. They encourage it. It is a very sad fact that many blacks are being held back by other blacks. When they seek to better their life, get an education, and work hard they are accused of “acting white”. When black children are disciplined at school by non-black teachers or administrators it is far too often called racism no matter how justified the punishment. Movements like Black Lives Matter are indeed a manifestation of this mentality. And once again we witness plenty of liberal whites encouraging and supporting this, reinforcing that this mindset is valid.

    The idea that blacks are a systemically oppressed population doesn’t seem to have nearly the validity that PC America claims. We have had affirmative action in the workplaces and colleges for decades now. We have constant media coverage and scrutiny of police shootings of black men. We see that there are indeed excellent scientists, engineers, and doctors in this country. Witness Ben Carson. We even have a (mixed race) black President. This does not strike me as a country that has some deeply ingrained anti-black bias. That many blacks are poor is not sufficient evidence. There are millions of poor whites in grinding poverty in this country that no one cares about and no one caters to. We do not hear anything in the news about them. We think that it is permissible to call them rednecks, hillbillies, and trailer trash. This is especially true of liberal whites who delight to ridiculing and demeaning such people of unfortunate circumstances. No one dares to use such slurs against minority populations. So, the concept of ingrained racism and system white privilege is evidently false. Does racism exist? Surely. But not at the systemic level claimed by the left.

    • Janos Skorenzy November 24, 2015 at 7:43 pm #

      Obviously then, the systematic discrimination by race is against Whites – even if by their own upper class co-ethinics. We must expand the meaning of the word. Why not? The Left has done so – massively. It’s not accurate to just call it class discrimination because it against poor Whites, not Blacks or Hispanics. It is a Racism.

      • UntoDust November 24, 2015 at 11:04 pm #

        Well, that would indeed require massively redefining the word racism. I agree with you completely, however, that the left has so distorted the meaning of everything anymore, that it’s impossible to even communicate in the same language. See the discussion about how gender is now to be some abstract concept decoupled from actual reality. Why? Because liberals have ipse dixit declared it to be such, and it is forbidden to say otherwise as JHK has so well pointed out. The parallels to Maoist China are not unfounded.

        As to your point about the systemic repression of poor whites by upper class whites, I again agree with you. It’s entirely invisible, however, and you won’t see any marches, protests, or news stories about it. Why? Because no one cares much about poor whites. They are disposable, invisible people, and you are right that discrimination against them is very real. Where is their white privilege?

        • malthuss November 25, 2015 at 2:04 am #

          My father was born in 1954 and grew up in Astoria, NY, he told me stories about how they started busing in blacks when he was in middle school and the trouble they caused for them.

          Race riots, gang fights, robberies, stabbings, ect, they had kids who were 15-16 in 7th grade because they had been held back (this is before today’s “Everyone Passes”).

          He also told me to never punch a black in the head because you’ll break your hand and they won’t feel anything, so go for soft tissue (eyes & throats).

        • elysianfield November 25, 2015 at 11:17 am #

          UntoDust,
          I greatly enjoy your posts, you are more eloquent than I. I have, for years, been railing against “Black Culture”, and have recognized it as one of the main issues preventing blacks from assimilation/achievement in our society. Part of that culture, a significant issue that you did not address, is their sense of victimization…that the black man is being victimized by the white man is taught, seemingly to every child, on their mother’s knee. It still shocks me to watch a group of literate, educated, and successful black men being interviewed regarding any issue, and they agree, in lockstep, that whatever imagined slight presented is a racial issue…I’ve never seen otherwise.

          “Beware the pat on the back, it just might hold you back…” Smilin’ Faces

    • K-Dog November 25, 2015 at 2:02 am #

      There is plenty of stupidity to go around. Going around and just seeing it where you want to see stupidity only makes you an asshole. But that is what the human race is. Saints and assholes.

      • Janos Skorenzy November 25, 2015 at 2:01 pm #

        Your desire to allow in unvettable “Syrian” refugees is an asshole stance. But it’s the cool asshole thing to do and you can’t resist. The Vet bill will be very high indeed.

  86. wpa_ccc November 24, 2015 at 7:23 pm #

    “Movements like Black Lives Matter are indeed a manifestation of this mentality.” –UntoDust

    Black Lives Matter is a unique contribution that goes beyond extrajudicial killings of Black people by police and vigilantes. It goes beyond the narrow nationalism that can be prevalent within some Black communities, which merely call on Black people to love Black, live Black and buy Black, keeping straight cis Black men in the front of the movement while our sisters, queer and trans and disabled folk take up roles in the background or not at all. Black Lives Matter affirms the lives of Black queer and trans folks, disabled folks, Black-undocumented folks, folks with records, women and all Black lives along the gender spectrum. It centers those that have been marginalized within Black liberation movements. It is a tactic to (re)build the Black liberation movement.

    Black Lives Matter Guiding Principles
    blacklivesmatter.com/guiding-principles/

  87. Janos Skorenzy November 24, 2015 at 7:36 pm #

    amren.com/news/2015/11/ahmed-mohamed-seeking-15-million-in-damages/

    The nexus between Islam and Blackness – a fertile breeding ground for moral leprousy.

    • malthuss November 25, 2015 at 2:06 am #

      But Ne Yo likes him,

      from somewhere online——– Sep 18, 2015
      This was a PC test. And the US failed. It’s bad enough that we’ve lost the ability to defend ourselves, now we have a slobbering love affair with those that would subjugate us. Take a good look at Europe and see what happens in the next year.

      Tim Rodriguez Sep 18, 2015
      This is getting out of control…The “clock” that he made did not look like a “clock”. If you think that it did, you are truly delusional. IF this thing would have turned out to be a bomb and would have went off, people would be singing another story. No one is trying to hold this kid back and it wasn’t discrimination. It was a school concerned with the safety of the student

      So I don’t get the connection. He made a clock, someone thought it was a bomb (yes, probably because of his name and his skin color) and they called the cops, cops overreact and arrest him… and now he’s a genius who gets to go to MIT? I guess the HAM radio I built when I was 15 didn’t look enough like a bomb to illicit me any scholarships. I don’t get how him making a clock that was mistaken for a bomb immediately turns him into a Harvard/MIT quality engineer..

      Twitter: The hashtag “#IStandWithAhmed” took off and among the many offers the Muslim teen received was an internship from Twitter. The company said its employees also love building things.
      Foursquare: Foursquare said it stood with Mohamed “because we love to make things too.” The company reminded him to “never stop inventing the future.”
      Reddit: Alexis Ohanian, one of the co-founders of Reddit, asked how to get in touch with Mohamed because the site wanted to introduce him to some of their “friends in science.”
      Autodesk: Carl Bass, the CEO of the software company Autodesk, invited Ahmed to “come hang out” at the company so they could “make something new together.”
      123D Circuits: Ahmed was also offered a free circuit kit from 123D Circuits so he could continue to build things
      MIT: Mohamed, who aspires to be an engineer, built the alarm clock out of a pencil case. In middle school he was a member of the robotics club and won awards for his inventions.
      Mohamed said his dream was to attend MIT. During an appearance Wednesday on MSNBC, he was surprised by a special guest from the university.
      Prescod-Weinstein also extended a tour invitation from her former advisers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and prompted an offer from an astrophysicist at UT Austin.
      On Thursday, MIT’s president, L. Rafael Reif, tweeted that the university was “delighted” that Mohamed was interested in STEM and MIT.
      SA: Former NASA astronaut Daniel Tani offered Mohamed a NASA shirt that was worn in space

      Music career: And R&B artist Ne-Yo tweeted that Mohamed should let him know if he had aspirations of getting into the music industry

      And Homer Hickam, a former NASA engineer and the inspiration for the movie “October Sky,” was part of a group that offered Ahmed a scholarship to Space Camp USA.

      Business school: Ahmed even got a scholarship offer from the international business school, the New European College.

      dailystormer.com/clock-boy-goes-to-the-un-to-speak-with-world-leaders-about-texas-racism/

      • elysianfield November 25, 2015 at 11:25 am #

        Malthuss,
        I don’t get how him making a clock that was mistaken for a bomb immediately turns him into a Harvard/MIT quality engineer..”

        You are correct in that it might not turn him into a MIT-grade engineering candidate. However, it did turn him into a litigant…he is suing for $15 Million.

  88. FincaInTheMountains November 24, 2015 at 7:54 pm #

    Special cynicism of Turkish attack on Russian jet is that Russia, assuming that there is no danger on the Turkish side, did not deploy air defense and electronic warfare systems in that direction, in order not to disrupt the normal functioning of the Turkish military, which was considered friendly.

    Now Moscow will deploy a warship off the Syrian coast near Latakia to strengthen the defense of its air base there. Russian fighter jets will now accompany all of Moscow’s missions against Islamic State targets in Syria, the General Staff said. Prior to Tuesday’s attack, Russian bombers were conducting their missions without air cover.

  89. FincaInTheMountains November 24, 2015 at 8:04 pm #

    “All the pundits blathering away today on the media about the need for a no-fly zone.” == Frankiti

    All those who call for a no-fly zone over Syria consistently fail to mention that it would mean fights between Russian and American pilots, which is otherwise known as war.

  90. Pucker November 24, 2015 at 8:35 pm #

    Jim Jones People’s Temple Maoist Cult Brain Washing Tactics:


    Examining White PrivilegeThe ALANA Student Center (ASC) and a dedicated committee of campus colleagues are excited to announce Examining White Privilege: A Retreat for Undergraduate Students Who Self-Identify as White. It’s a new retreat specifically for white students to engage in building a stronger and inclusive campus community.

    Program Description:
    Students will have the opportunity to:

    conceptualize and articulate whiteness from a personal and systematic lens;
    recognize and understand white privilege from an individual experience
    as well as the impact of white privilege on the UVM community and beyond;
    build a community of dialogue and support in taking action against racism.
    We will explore questions like:

    What does it mean to be white? How does whiteness impact you?
    What action steps can you take individually to interrupt racism?
    How can we make UVM a more inclusive community?
    Logistics:
    The retreat is FREE and will be held November 13-15 at the Common Ground Family Center in Starksboro, VT (meals are provided).

    Testimonials
    “I enjoyed the Examining White Privilege retreat because it provided a safe space to learn about yourself and others and how we experience and understand privilege and systems of oppression. The activities were engaging and challenged me as a participant to be open-minded and see different perspectives…..” – Cora, Class of 2015

    “EWPR was a great opportunity to talk about an identity that I had not previously felt equipped to comfortably discuss. Getting the chance to go off campus and talk about systems of power with people I wouldn’t have met otherwise made the retreat a valuable experience.” – Abby, Class of 2017

    “EWPR gave me the chance to explore my own identities more deeply, to learn more about systems of privilege and oppression, and to connect with other students who are interested in discussing social justice and working to create change here on our campus.” – Emily, Class of 2015

    “The Examining White Privilege retreat helped me to open up to difficult conversations about race in an environment where I felt comfortable asking questions and learning. The most valuable part of this affinity space, as with any, is being surrounded with people who share something in common with you and are willing to talk about what that identity means and how it shows up in our lives.” – Nick, Class of 2017

    Questions?
    Contact: ewpr@uvm.edu

  91. Pucker November 24, 2015 at 9:52 pm #

    One of Jim Jones favorite negotiating tactics he referred to as the “Crazy Nigger”. The People’s Temple membership was 80% black with most of the Maoist leadership cadre consisting of young white females who Reverand Jones was fuck’n. There are FBI tapes of Jim Jones high on pharmaceutical drugs threatening the have his congregation run amok and “act like a bunch of crazy niggers” if the People’s Temple’s demands weren’t met.

    • malthuss November 25, 2015 at 1:50 am #

      When he was still in USA, I guess.

  92. Pucker November 24, 2015 at 10:37 pm #

    The boys in the photo of the University of Vermont White Guilt “Retreat” look effeminate, queer.

    It looks like a photo of smiling cult members. I can’t relate to young-uns who don’t like sports.

    • malthuss November 25, 2015 at 1:52 am #

      The term is Beta male [as opposed to Alpha male].

  93. Pucker November 24, 2015 at 10:50 pm #

    There was one white girl who Reverend Jones “chose” and “annointed” with alcohol on his breath in his private cabin on one of his miracle crusade touring buses named “Debbie”. (I read her book about the People’s Temple.). Debbie had an unattractive face, but a good body.

    Reverend Jones had a “Vision”. Vision is important. “Build that Wall!”

  94. nsa November 24, 2015 at 11:42 pm #

    Most of us don’t give a rat’s ass what the afros and beaners do…as long as they do it somewhere else. Benign neglect is the only sane policy……

  95. Janos Skorenzy November 25, 2015 at 12:41 am #

    James Monroe, in a letter to Andrew Jackson, October 5, 1817

    “The hunter or savage state requires a greater extent of territory to sustain it, than is compatible with the progress and just claims of civilized life, and must yield to it. Nothing is more certain, than, if the Indian tribes do not abandon that state, and become civilized, that they will decline, and become extinct. The hunter state, tho maintain’d by warlike spirits, presents but a feeble resistance to the more dense, compact, and powerful population of civilized man.”

    Read more at indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/07/10/nice-day-genocide-shocking-quotes-indians-us-leaders-p…

    • Janos Skorenzy November 25, 2015 at 12:44 am #

      In other words, don’t feel bad: the good guys won. Us. If they hadn’t, we wouldn’t be here. Revere your ancestors or you will be spewed out of this Land. And that’s already well begun because of the foolishness of your ilk.

  96. wpa_ccc November 25, 2015 at 1:03 am #

    “The hunter or savage state requires a greater extent of territory to sustain it, than is compatible with the progress and just claims of civilized life…” –Janos

    This is rich, coming from whites who killed millions, enslaved millions, pushed across the continent until reaching the Pacific Ocean, all justified by “Manifest Destiny” … in other words, who gobbled up “a greater extent of territory”? Uncivilized filthy white murderers who then proceeded to destroy the environment which sustains life using the euphemism “progress.”

    • Janos Skorenzy November 25, 2015 at 1:16 am #

      the savage says even as he types on a computer invented by a White brain.

      • wpa_ccc November 25, 2015 at 2:14 am #

        “a computer invented by a White brain.” — Janos

        Wrong, Janos. The computers we use are the results of multi-racial efforts.

        Does your computer have an ISA bus? The ISA bus was developed by a team led by Mark Dean at IBM as part of the IBM PC project in 1981. Mark Dean is Black.

        Does your computer have a processor in excess of one Gigahertz? Mark Dean led the design team responsible for creating the first one-gigahertz computer processor chip. Mark Dean is Black.

        Do you access cloud services with your computer? Then you owe a debt to Kerrie Holley, Kerrie Holley, an American software architect, author, researcher, consultant, Inventor, retired IBM Fellow and currently a Vice President and CTO in Cisco, and co-creator of Service-Oriented Modeling and Architecture, SOMA and the Service Integration Maturity Model (SIMM). Kerrie Holley is Black.

        Does your computer have a multi-core processor? Oyekunle Ayinde (Kunle) Olukotun is a pioneer of multi-core processors, a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at Stanford University and director of the Pervasive Parallelism Laboratory at Stanford. Oyekunle Ayinde (Kunle) Olukotun is Black.

        You ever play a video game on your computer? Jerry Lawson was Chief Hardware Engineer and director of engineering and marketing for Fairchild Semiconductor’s video game division. Lawson was a Black member of the Homebrew Computer Club, a group of early computer hobbyists which would produce a number of industry legends, including Apple founder Steve Jobs, son of a Syrian immigrant.

        Do you know how science works? White scientists built upon the early efforts of Black scientists and Asian scientists.

        Enjoy your computer, the fruit of the work of Black and white and Syrian and Asian computer scientists. No way whites get sole credit.

        • Janos Skorenzy November 25, 2015 at 3:58 am #

          Oh Syrian is a race now? Steve Jobs didn’t even want to know his kebab dad.

        • routersurfer November 25, 2015 at 10:35 am #

          Can we give the credit to Western Civ. ?

  97. Janos Skorenzy November 25, 2015 at 1:15 am #

    Watching PBS tonight. Seldom do. Two shows about early American history. The Pilgrims at Plymouth were attacked by savages as their people died of disease. They propped their dead and dying against trees with their rifles in their hands to stave off the Indians. Later as the Massachusetts Tribe plotted against them, the Pilgrims pretended to come and trade. The savages fell for it and they butchered eight of them. The Leader of the Conspiracy got his head put on a pole above the Plantation as a warning against any other ideas of violence. The Wampanoags, the allies of the Pilgrims, were well pleased at this show of strength against an enemy tribe. Starting to see how it’s done people? The price that was paid? The highly sensitive and spiritual William Bradford, later Governor, took part in the action – in his person there was no dichotomy between spirit and action, mind and body, virtue and violence. How much his effete, cold, self divided, and self hating ancestors. How ashamed he would be of you.

    After that there was a show about Jamestown, the starvation, the disease, the attacks by savages – and the cannibalism that the starving colonists were reduced to, the tragedy of eating their own dead. They found the bones of a teenage girl who showed clear signs of this – confirming very old rumors. How are we worthy of these people with such a passion for survival? What have we sacrificed to keep going what they started?

    Don’t care? Too late? You want to start again? A new beginning? Very well! You think you will do better? That you wont have to defend yourselves? That you wont realize when the time comes that the best defense is a good offense? And that terror against the enemy might save you and your loved ones? You will learn otherwise – or you wont and you will die beneath the blows of the savages.

    • routersurfer November 25, 2015 at 10:34 am #

      All people in need become savages.

      • Janos Skorenzy November 25, 2015 at 1:58 pm #

        And many people are savages even when not in need. Modern Anthropology has sparred no effort in hiding the extent of “kill” cannibalism among third world populations. It was widespread throughout Black Africa, Oceania, and Central America into the North American South and Southwest at times.

        Your desperation is palpable. Whites must be dragged down to be no better than anyone else. You are well “educated” and the conditioning has stuck.

        • SomeoneInAsia November 26, 2015 at 10:07 pm #

          Whites have already dragged themselves down to a level way below that of anyone else. By bringing about something called the Long Emergency, the consequences of which will make the acts of any ‘savages’ look utterly trivial by comparison.

          Seems you’re even more well ‘educated’ and the conditioning has stuck even more deeply.

          You’re right on one point, though. All races are not equal. Except my idea of the hierarchy of the world’s races is a little different from yours.

  98. Janos Skorenzy November 25, 2015 at 1:23 am #

    The Pilgrim special was marred by Indians talking shit about the Pilgrims. They feel we were the savages and that Thanksgiving is a day of mourning. I can understand that but I don’t care. Empathy without Compassion. I care about our History and our Narrative, not theirs. If they had won, they would be the ones telling the story around the campfires, and we wouldn’t be here. You have to will your life – and taking the point of view of fallen foes is doing the opposite. And trying to be above it all – as if you are the Narrator in a play and not part of the action, as if you don’t have a stake in what happens, well that is suicide on the installment plan. And both of these “strategies” are the norm now among Whites. No wonder we’re losing everything.

  99. nsa November 25, 2015 at 1:43 am #

    Victor the Viking is toast. Yup. “People of color” at W. Washington “university” (a glorified junior college north of here) have objected to the Viking school mascot as he is a symbol of rampant eurocentricity and violence…and horror of horrors, Vic the Viking is a male. Things would probably be different if Vic were a trannie or at least a cross-dresser, trading that threatening horned helmet for say an afro fright wig. Tensions boiled over today to the point where the “people of color” felt unsafe on campus, and all classes were cancelled. There will be a school referendum to pick a new mascot. One progressive (and very hot) ditzy coed suggested the Western Washington Ferns. Ferns, you see, are non-violent and of indeterminate sex i.e. the perfect new school mascot.

  100. MisterDarling November 25, 2015 at 3:09 am #

    @ Sean (again, just in case you missed it upthread):

    Linh Dinh does a lot of blogging – which seems to have changed in a good way since getting a place in Berlin (?). I’m not sure what the whole story is on that latest development, but I do hope that he’s paused his endless peregrination of the USA & settled there indefinitely. [*]

    It’s not impossible; Berlin has cheap rent, excellent services, great parks (urban forests really… fantastic) and a large, educated populace to engage and be engaged by. Good stuff for a wanderer of literary mien.

    On October 20th he posted “Germany Escapes Itself” which I thought was very interesting for a number of reasons that we can discuss. I also recommend his “Escape from America” series.

    Cheers!

    — — —
    [*] I was a material supporter of his during that vagabonding period. Every Odyssey needs meaningful ‘hiatii’… Linh, if you’re out there reading this; cheers!

    • MisterDarling November 25, 2015 at 3:35 am #

      EDIT: “Germany Against Itself” – a good essay with an unexpected tone and subject matter, b t w.

  101. MisterDarling November 25, 2015 at 3:19 am #

    Regarding NATO’s latest act of desperation:

    counterpunch.org/2015/11/24/turkey-downs-russian-jet-to-draw-nato-and-us-deeper-into-syrian-quagmire…

    Prize quote from the article: “In the seven weeks since Russia began military operations in Syria, nearly all of the gains of the US-Turkey-Saudi-Qatar jihadi coalition have been wiped out.

    The decisive battle took place more than a week ago at Kuweris airbase east of Aleppo. This was the tipping point for the war although the imminent fall of Aleppo is bound to attract more notoriety. It’s clear now that the Russian-led coalition is winning the war, has foiled US attempt to remove Assad, and that the bulk of the foreign mercenaries will either be killed or captured.

    The Obama administration realizes that the current phase of the war is hopeless and has started to implement a fallback plan to control territory in E. Syria that is critical for future pipeline corridors.”-mw.

    Observation: Snipping the Daesh-Turkey (NATO member) supply-line at Kuweiris was the critical battle of this conflict. Since the Daesh are not a popularly backed insurgency (far from it) there will be no fading back or downshifting to guerrilla operations for them, only surrender on increasingly poor terms or death. Either is fine with most of the human race at this point… Of course the CIA and their assets will be pissed off: this means it ends in another long road to nowhere for them.

    Cheers!

    • ozone November 25, 2015 at 9:25 am #

      zerohedge.com/news/2015-11-24/nato-harboring-isis-and-heres-evidence

      Oopsie. Fairly soon, in order to effectively identify, confine and kill ‘the perps’, NATO is going to have to go to war with NATO.

      • Sean Coleman November 25, 2015 at 10:14 am #

        Erdogan is a very dodgy character. Seymour Hersh dug up a lot of evidence linking Turkey to the Syrian gas attack two years ago which was blamed on Assad. It seems clear that this was to give an excuse to bomb him. British involvement in the planned air strikes ended when Cameron’s govt lost a vote in the House of Commons, but I don’t know why the Americans pulled out of it.

        I know you enjoy my links, so here’s another recent one from Peter Hitchens who is also wondering what is going on:

        hitchensblog.mailonsunday.co.uk/2015/11/cameron-has-guns-bombs-and-a-plane-and-not-one-good-idea-1.h…

        ‘I am wholly confused by the Cameron Government’s position on Syria. It presents its desire to bomb that country as a rerun of the parliamentary vote it lost in 2013. But then Mr Cameron wanted (wrongly, as it turned out) to bomb President Assad’s forces and installations, to help the Islamist sectarian fanatics who are fighting to overthrow the secular Assad state.

        ‘This is more or less the exact opposite of what he seems to want now.

        ‘Far from being a rerun, it is one of the most embarrassing diplomatic U-turns in modern British history.

        ‘Or is it? Does Mr Cameron intend, somehow, to return to his original purpose, and to use the RAF to aid the anti-Assad rebels – who are the sort of people he would arrest if they turned up here.’

      • Sean Coleman November 25, 2015 at 10:47 am #

        By the way, this is a clip of Education Secretary Michael Gove’s reaction to the House of Commons vote two years ago I just mentioned. I had been trying to work out whether or not he was an extravert and this is what clinched it for me. You can see he is emotionally worked up about it and he mentions a Syrian school which had been shelled (presumably by Assad). It is one minute long and worth watching.

        youtube.com/watch?v=U4n7AuwdWbA

        Merkel reacted in a similar emotional fashion to the picture of the drowned Syrian refugee toddler at the start of Sept. (A journalist on Radio France, the Belgian Clementine Le Forissier) said in the aftermath that she had spent 15 years as a correspondent in Germany and this was the first time she had seen Merkel make an important decision off the cuff and without planning (describing it as ‘rapide, émotionelle et pas intellectuelle). She was really reacting to the hysterical reaction to it on Facebook, which I had joined only weeks before to keep in touch with my sister in England. She is an extravert too, as are most politicians and journalists (and bloggers).

        Readers with a memory that can extend all the way back to last September (few, I know) may recall the scenes at a Hungarian railway station where the immigrants were cramming into trains, high as kites, and one many theatrically threw himself down (on top of his family?) on the track, where a train did not happen to be passing by. This was hysteria too, and they seem to have caught it from all the good people on Facebook (and their elected representatives) on this side of the border. So it was the *same* hysteria.

        Gustave Le Bon wrote about this kind of thing back in 1895 in Pyschologie Des Foules. He didn’t know about the extravert angle then (Jung only coined the term 26 years later). In fact, I’m the only one who knows it. I’ve told a few people online but they don’t understand it.

        • Q. Shtik November 25, 2015 at 10:57 am #

          I’ve told a few people online but they don’t understand it. – Sean C.

          ==============

          Me neither.

          • Janos Skorenzy November 25, 2015 at 3:32 pm #

            What about Linh Dinh? Admit it, you had never even heard of him until Mr D told us. So that’s how much u owe.

          • Sean Coleman November 25, 2015 at 5:14 pm #

            That’s all right because I wouldn’t want anyone to steal the idea. Extraverts can’t understand it and introverts already think they know everything so I’m pretty safe, but publishers might just reject it out of hand and people might not buy it. It’s gone past the stage of looking for feedback but it’s interesting enough to throw into the CNF mix and I’ve picked up quite a lot of information and insights here since I’ve been reading this blog (about 6 or 7 years, more on than off). For example, there was a man in his early 60s who wrote here about how he was still playing football (what you call soccer).

            I could be very wrong. I *should* be very wrong. But if I’m only half right then it’s (as we used to say as children) veeery eeenteresting.

      • Sean Coleman November 25, 2015 at 10:51 am #

        Finally, what interests me most is extraverts and political correctness. That’s why this blog (like all blogs) with all its GLMs provides lots of material. I mean to write about it but just haven’t got round to it yet. I doubt it will find a publisher though.

        • Q. Shtik November 25, 2015 at 11:01 am #

          I mean to write about it but just haven’t got round to it yet. – Sean C.

          =================

          When you DO write about it you should begin by explaining to your readers WHY you insist on spelling extrovert as extravert.

          • Sean Coleman November 25, 2015 at 4:59 pm #

            The Australian psychologist Dorothy Rowe had the original insight and insisted on spelling it with an ‘a’. She gave a reason, which I didn’t understand and since forgot, but I kept up that spelling for a long while before slipping back into the ‘o’ spelling. Then in the summer I read Ch10 of Jung’s Pschological Types (1921) where the English translator (I assume it was translated from German) used the ‘a’ spelling and I took it up again.

            I thought ‘extra’ might imply, perhaps, movement rather than a state of rest, but I just checked my small Latin dictionary and it doesn’t confirm it. My own Latin isn’t good enough to say. Introspectare means to look into. Intra and extra are both adverbs, but I haven’t come across extro.

            Here in Ireland they use the ‘o’ spelling and surely copy this from the British. I thought the Americans might use the ‘a’ spelling.

            While I’m here the ‘ization’ ending has been replaced over by ‘isation’. I admit it looks better on the page. People think the ‘z’ spelling is American and disapprove. I ask them why they prefer British to American English. I get the impression that the Irish Times, which has always been the main driver of political correctness here.pushed the ‘s’ spelling. It is ‘z’ in the dictionary, still, for most words and I am a pedant.

        • Janos Skorenzy November 25, 2015 at 10:27 pm #

          William James broached what I think you’re getting at in his “Varieties of Religious Experience”. Extraverts aren’t sensitive to themselves and do all kind of things they may later come to regret. When they realize they’ve done wrong, it’s a huge revelatory experience – yes like that of Saul of the rode to Damascus.

          Introverts growing up in Extravert religious households may face great difficulty with the expected emotionalism and bonding thru confessing of sins. What if you haven’t done many? Or really are a good fellow – you are expected to deny in the most vehement terms. And of course the ultimate moment when you accept Jesus, how real can it be for an introvert who doesn’t experience life like that at all? How can you be “saved” forever by one emotional experience? The Desert Fathers taught one must be watchful unto death and that one could lose salvation right up to the very end. They are a bit closer to It (or Him) I think.

          Went to a pro-Wrestling event once. It’s a huge joke thing over here – I don’t know if you have anything like it. But some idiots really believe it and others seem to try to believe it – which is even weirder. I mean guys who look normal and not obvious sub-normal. Some of the subs had t shirts on that said, “Believe or Leave”.

          • Sean Coleman November 26, 2015 at 10:46 am #

            A friend from university used to go as a teenager to the wrestling in Croydon (South London) with his mother. he said the crowd were all women like her, screaming for blood.

            The way I see it, extraversion seems to play a huge role in religion just like everywhere else. Jung said that the extravert finds it next to impossible to believe what he cannot see. Extravert Catholics tend to lose their religion as teenagers simply because their friends don’t believe and science appears to have explained everything. Those who remain in the Church tend to become liberals and want to change its views to reflect the liberal views which ‘everyone’ knows are right: eg women priests, remarriage of divorced people and married priests. What I call ‘extravert cliche’ is apparent here too: problems are blamed on the mysterious, shadowy ‘hierarchy’ and the past is rejected out of hand as an evil, intolerant place. John Cornwell’s Breaking Faith is an excellent example.

  102. MisterDarling November 25, 2015 at 3:24 am #

    Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard’s stance on “Too Big To Fail” banks:

    youtube.com/watch?v=Pc-q7D35tpE

    I like what I’m seeing from this member of Congress. An America where political issues were decided on their own merits might have been interesting with people like her around.

  103. MisterDarling November 25, 2015 at 3:28 am #

    Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard’s stance on “Too Big To Fail” banks:

    youtube.com/watch?v=Pc-q7D35tpE

    I like what I’m seeing from this member of Congress. An America where political issues were decided on their own merits might have been interesting with people like her around.

    Cheers!

    • MisterDarling November 25, 2015 at 3:33 am #

      EDIT: double-post unintended & entirely due to IT issues ;]

    • routersurfer November 25, 2015 at 10:31 am #

      Thanks good post. I think the CIA just wants to deprive Russia of bases in the middle east. but, what do I know ? The rush for the last of the oil is on.

  104. MisterDarling November 25, 2015 at 3:30 am #

    Tulsi Gabbard on CIA’s counter-productivity;

    youtube.com/watch?v=M0gN1ySEh3c

    I see eyeball-to-eyeball with this woman. Maybe it’s because we’ve seen the same things with our own eyeballs?

  105. FincaInTheMountains November 25, 2015 at 5:47 am #

    Downed Su-24 Pilot Found ‘Safe And Sound’

    The rescue operation of Russia’s Su-24 navigator has been successefully completed by Spetsnaz with the pilot back at the Hmeymim airbase safe and sound, Russian Defense Ministry Gen. Sergei Shoigu said Thursday.

    ria.ru/world/20151125/1327995786.html

  106. FincaInTheMountains November 25, 2015 at 6:04 am #

    Is the JFK Moment upon us?

    After the downing of a an American U-2 over Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, the US Joint Chiefs of Staff as well as most of John F. Kennedy’s cabinet supported retaliatory bombing and invasion of Cuba.

    Had such taken place, it would have compelled Soviet leader Nikita Khruschev to seize West Berlin. That in turn would have led to further retaliation by NATO. Within a very short time full-scale war, including nuclear exchange, could have taken place.

    Fortunately, Kennedy and his closest circle of advisors were able to foresee the progression of events, resist the warhawks, establish direct communication with Khruschev and find a negotiated settlement to the crisis. Had he reacted rashly or buckled under the pressure for war, it is doubtful the world would exist today.

    russia-insider.com/en/politics/russia-nato-brink-war-putins-jfk-moment/ri11417

  107. BackRowHeckler November 25, 2015 at 7:08 am #

    Anybody from ISIS represented at the Climate Change Summit in Paris next week? The reason I ask is because Bernie Sanders claims that the root of their homicidal fury is that its too hot in the desert, and the heat makes them do bad things. Who knows, maybe ISIS will show up anyway, as uninvited guests, and while the mendacious elitist bullshitters are delivering speeches from the gilded podium, these rude interlopers will be doing their talking with Kalashnikovs and explosive vests, showing the world in living color where the real problem is.

    Trouble on the streets of Minneapolis and Chicago. Who’d want to be a cop in a big city now? better to take your training and career to a state like Idaho or Montana … the question is, at what point in the year is it too cold, and too late to be out on the streets raising hell? and when do you retreat into your section 8 subsidized apartment and soak in that free heat until spring? And let us hope, in Minneapolis, the 200,000 Somali Tribesman do not mobilize into a hostile Mau Mau fighting force right in the middle of the United States.

    brh

  108. BackRowHeckler November 25, 2015 at 7:46 am #

    The cannibals are inside the gates, circulating amongst us, honored guests, never to leave, and making more demands by the day …

    The Day of the Hyena is truly at hand …

    brh

  109. routersurfer November 25, 2015 at 10:25 am #

    I really do not think Jim gives a rats ass about your skin color or ethnic origins. He just cares about Western Civilization. True it is not a perfect civilization,not sure ANY type of human effort can be perfect. If someone has a different type in mind for post crash let us speak of it now and on this form. Western Civ. came before “oil” and we should hope it will last after “Oil.” We should be setting plans for a new age of enlightenment. Are we ? No. Just looking back to feudalism. The age of reason removed “God” as the prime mover of all things. We have started down a path that will return us to systems of governance not compatible with a free human spirit. Time for a revolution of mind so our descendants will have better patterns for living. What type of world will we make ? Forgive, my mistakes

    • Janos Skorenzy November 25, 2015 at 1:49 pm #

      In other words, we’re nothing special. Complete interchangeable with anyone and everyone. Two hundred million Somalis could replace the two hundred million Whites with nary a hitch. Why didn’t they develop technology, infrastructure, and personal and societal freedom? They didn’t need it of course. Too perfect under Islamic and Tribal Law, right?

      Now take the Somalis: they consider themselves very special. Not Black btw, whom they see as slaves. Who is going to survive, people who think they are special or those like you who don’t? Here’s an experiment: tell a Chinese or Korean that they didn’t create their Civilization. That Chinese Civilization isn’t really Chinese. That a billion Whites, Blacks, and Muslims could be shipped in, given the Analects, Tao Te Ching, and Little Red Book as they disembark, a few language classes – and they’d be just as Chinese as a native. Let us know the reaction you get..

    • MisterDarling November 25, 2015 at 1:50 pm #

      @ routersurfer:

      re | “I really do not think Jim gives a rats ass about your skin color or ethnic origins. He just cares about Western Civilization.”-r.

      Agreed. That one thing I like that about him, and why I’m always so ready to give him latitude when he gets ‘cranky’ about our most obnoxious sub-cultures.

      • MisterDarling November 25, 2015 at 2:16 pm #

        EDIT: “that’s”

    • MisterDarling November 25, 2015 at 2:38 pm #

      @ routersurfer:

      re | “Western Civ. came before “oil” and we should hope it will last after “Oil.” We should be setting plans for a new age of enlightenment. Are we ? No. Just looking back to feudalism.”-r.

      We have some challenges before us, and some obstacles (corrupt political ones mainly) getting in the way of addressing them. I agree with you that feudalism is not a way ‘forward’ to anywhere we want to be.

      I am and always have been a believer in the core tenets of what we can refer to as “Western Civilization”. I also believe that it has inherent strengths other civilizations do not, that it succeeded and continues to succeed for a reason, and that it has the capacity to learn and overcome its own mistakes. Therefore I am _not_ part of that abysmally insecure fraction of the aforementioned which prophesying ‘culture death’ if it gains converts and enculturates them properly [*]. That was and is one of the strengths differentiating it from its close competitors.

      The problem is: it takes time & resources to get them enculturated – time and resources hijacked and hoarded by the very class of people who stood the most to gain.

      Cheers!

      — — —

      [*] merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enculturation

      • Janos Skorenzy November 25, 2015 at 9:47 pm #

        The core tenets? You mean like the ones that have served America and Western Europe so well since WW2? You advocate for a dying Civilization. You are the bassoon player in the Titanic Band. Blow on, brave windbag.

      • SomeoneInAsia November 26, 2015 at 10:19 pm #

        MisterDarling, you make it sound like the Long Emergency isn’t going to take place. Or that we’ve found a way to get around it.

    • UntoDust November 25, 2015 at 5:11 pm #

      I’ve never once believed that JHK is a racist. I think the reason it has stung him to be accused lately of such is because he simply isn’t. JHK has a razor sharp pen, and he has spared few in his withering examination of a failing society. Indeed, I can remember few articles of his that mention race at all. No, JHK’s invective is for those who refuse to grow up and begin to deal with the fact that we are becoming a twilight people. Just as so many civilizations before us have crumbled, we are not immune to the law of entropy. It takes effort and energy to hold a society together and to maintain cohesion and order. Clearly this is breaking down and JHK seeks to understand why, and to perhaps light a torch to guide us to a better path. This is about the rescue of Western civilization.

      Of course, the rescue of Western civilization depends upon the belief that it is worth saving to begin with. Much of the left doesn’t believe that it is, and this is where the tremendous friction originates. We see it even in the comments here, and it is writ large on today’s college campuses as JHK notes. There is a poisonous ideology of the Howard Zinn school which postulates that Western civilization is the root of every evil in the world. It argues that the development and success of Western civilization was nothing but an endless string of injustices, crimes, and exploitation. Simultaneously, it seeks to undermine every contribution and benefit of Western civilization. This is infallible dogma among the leftist intelligentsia, and it is compulsory on today’s college campuses.

      JHK’s critique of black culture today is not a racist assault on being black, but on a toxic culture of low achievement, criminality, and eternal victimization. This is not isolated to only black culture, but it seems to have reached a certain apex there. This recognition of reality is incompatible with the leftist belief that Western civilization is inherently evil, however, and as such that every attack and outcry against it is justified, no matter how baseless. Blacks, as a historically exploited populace of former slaves, are especially fertile ground for the left. The left has very deftly wielded the sword of racism to inflict devastating wounds to our society. It is racist to suggest that people need to exercise personal responsibility and integrity for their own lives without excusing bad behavior by their environmental circumstances. It is racist to suggest that there are millions of whites who have nothing resembling “white privilege”. It is racist to suggest that at some point the injustices of the past have to be left go. It is racist to suggest that a coherent society requires that it’s members integrate with one another. It is racist to believe that some cultures are superior to others. And such is the blade used by the left to eviscerate Western society.

      Western civilization does not belong to white people. It may have begun, in part, with whites, but it is a system of ideas and values. Many critical parts of Western civilization originated outside of Europe – Christianity, for instance, has been fundamental to Western civilization (which is why is so hated by the left). These beliefs and values are open to anyone and everyone. Many non-whites have made tremendous contributions to our society and our civilization. Unfortunately, these beliefs that have created the free world are under massive assault – from outside by Islamic jihad and from inside by the leftist cultural revolution. It is not at all clear what the future will hold for humanity.

      JHK has made it a career of examining this breakdown. His focus on the enormous complexities of the problem from energy to economics to culture has been highly enlightening and, I believe, important. His criticism of black culture is but a single thread of a far larger whole. Anyone who has read through the body of his works can see this.

      • Janos Skorenzy November 25, 2015 at 9:40 pm #

        You want the scent without the flower. There is no Western Civilization without Whites anymore than there is a Chinese Civilization without Chinese. Thought experiment: ask some Chinese about Chinese Civilization without Chinese people. Hell, go actually do it. Let us know what they say.

        East Asians are sometimes willing to share their Civilization just like Whites are. They are even willing to learn about it from Whites who have studied it. But accept replacement? No, only Whites are that benightedly foolish.

        • UntoDust November 26, 2015 at 12:50 am #

          I’m not at all saying that Whites should be in any way excluded from Western civilization. I’m saying that Western civilization can encompass more than just Whites. There is a difference. Indeed, the world would be a better place if Western culture was actually to dominate the globe as the liberals insist has already happened. If it was, half of our problems would disappear. There would be no Islamic jihad for a start. Freedom of conscious would be be universally recognized. No, we are not at all there yet, and we may never be without a change in course.

          Chinese culture was surely born of Chinese people, but I’m not sure that it can be said to only encompass Chinese people. China is predominately ethnic Han, but there are numerous other ethnic groups in China. They subscribe to Chinese culture and have largely integrated into Chinese society. The biggest notable exception are the Muslim Uighurs, which is hardly a surprise to anyone. Another group are the Tibetans. But the point is that Chinese culture is not exclusive to ethnic Hans.

          It’s also worth noting that historically Chinese culture was exported throughout East Asia. Japanese and Korean culture both borrowed heavily from China, although they have folded into their own unique culture.

          I agree with much of what you write, Janos, but you lose me with the Whites only belief you subscribe to. I don’t believe in that. I have met a number of non-White Americans who are upstanding, model citizens. East Indians, Blacks, Hispanics, East Asians. They are a credit to our nation and benefit to us. I don’t believe they are to be feared, and I certainly don’t think they should be excluded. There was a time when Irish and Italian immigrants were hated and excluded, too. That time passed, and they are now a fundamental part of the fabric of our nation.

          You are very right that Western civilization is under assault. You are also right that Western civilization is worth saving. Indeed, worth dying for as so many great patriots before us have. You are right that there are millions of poor whites who have been betrayed by the corrupt Wall Street oligarchy that firmly controls the reigns of power. These are excellent points and well worth making. I only wish that you could see that there are non-Whites who are on our side. Why should we not welcome them?

          • Janos Skorenzy November 26, 2015 at 3:13 am #

            Yes, I admit many of the Han Chinese don’t look like each other – so they were incorporated and not original. Other groups have remained separate. Others (like the Hmong) were driven out. Would you grant us this same right? To drive out those who cannot (or will not) be assimilated? Such as Blacks, Muslims, and Mestizo Hispanics and Brazilians?

            We are the core. Without us, there is no center. These other groups may adapt to our ways because it profits them, but they can never really be us. Take Arab Christians. Fine people from what little I’ve seen. But in large numbers they would change who we are in subtle way. Sure they can be doctors and engineers and what not. But would they ever take us to Mars? Doubtful – they lack the Promethean or Faustian spirit (gene?) which epitomizes Western Man, especially Nordic Man.

            You like classical? Ever see the conductor Seizi (sp?) Ozawa jumping up and down, desperately trying to be passionate? The East Asians have produced many superb technicians of classical music? But how many embody it? Besides Yoyo Ma?

            These are subtleties you say. Yes, but at the level of expression they matter – especially when multiplied by millions.

      • SomeoneInAsia November 26, 2015 at 10:28 pm #

        I’d be the first to concede that Western civilization has indeed come up with many wonderful things. The computer I’m now using is after all a product of this civilization.

        The trouble is that this great civilization has also come up with a few pretty bad things. And if you weigh the good and the bad things against each other on a balance, I believe we can all guess in which direction the balance will swing.

  110. FincaInTheMountains November 25, 2015 at 11:20 am #

    A Roasted Turkey and the American Thanksgiving Holiday of Backstabbing and Betrayal

    After the start of the Russian operation in Syria, insanely-patriotic part of the American elite who prefer to plunge the world into a nuclear war, but not to abandon the world hegemony, demanded that Obama organize over Syria, or at least over the part of Syria, a no-fly zone. McCain demanded it, Hillary Clinton demanded it, and (most importantly) that the main “brain” of influential American radicals – Robert Kagan (the husband of Victoria Nuland) demanded it.

    Kagan’s program article published in the Wall Street Journal, on Saturday caused a negative reaction on the sane part of the American political and military elite. Speaking very roughly, nobody wants to die for the sake of “Kagan and his friends.” It is very likely that “Kagan and his friends”, deprived of the ability to use the Pentagon as his personal Private Military, decided to go for the traditional Plan B – namely to use their Turkish puppets.

    wsj.com/articles/the-crisis-of-world-order-1448052095

    If you look at the situation from the point of view of Kagan and his allies, the Turks had to do something that the US military did not want to do. To call a spade a spade, Turkey was to be sacrificed.

    Soon is Thanksgiving – perhaps the most sneaky and dirty holiday known to the mankind, holiday of betrayal as a lifestyle and success strategy.

    Each year, to remember and rejoice in the goodness of those whom Americans later subjected to genocide, can only those for whom Judas is the hero. A traditional treat on this “holiday of stab in the back” – a roast turkey, the same as the Country of Turkey. If it is not a coincidence, it must be admitted that our opponents possess a peculiar sense of humor.

    In response to the downed Russian aircraft, the authors of Kagan’s plan would be satisfied with either of the two options:

    1. Full-fledged war between Russia – NATO. Given emerging Europe’s attempts to get out from under the US “safety hood”, this may be the last real chance to use NATO Article 5 for war with Russia with united front. If not now, then sooner or later attempt by Juncker to create a European (ie, independent of the US) army, as well as attempts of the French elite to ally themselves closer with Russia to solve the problem of DAESH, can lead to degradation of NATO from the inside.

    2. Termination of Russian operations and bombardments in the area Syrian-Turkish border, with the subsequent creation of the very “reserve the moderate terrorists”, which Kagan wrote about in a policy document. After the appearance of a “safe zone” for American radicals would be trivially easy to push their solution of the Syrian issue: break Assad, support DAESH and send it to the Caucasus, Russia and Iran.

    It is already clear that none of the Kagan’s options played out.

    politrussia.com/world/moskva-nazhmet-na-544/

    • nsa November 25, 2015 at 11:47 am #

      nuland (real name nudelman) and kagan are traitorous israel firster neocon zios….in bed with the moslem barry hussein sartaro. We here in Ft.Meade are laughing our asses off………