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The Twitter-incited mob that shut down last week’s Donald Trump rally at the University of Illinois’ Chicago pavilion was the first skirmish in what is shaping up to be a civil war between a political Left that has lost its mind and a political Right that has lost its mind and its soul. The tensions between these two camps are so contorted and dishonest that even trying to unpack the issues puts the un-packer in jeopardy of being branded as one kind of thought-criminal or another.

The Left has lost its mind in a climax of zealotry over the new religion of social justice, with its sacred “victims” (blacks, LBGTQs, etc), its sacred tenets (“diversity,” “inclusion”), and its endless charges of blasphemy (renamed “micro-aggressions”) against heretics (“racists,” “homophobes”) who object to absolutist thought policing. This was nicely described by Jonathan Haidt, social psychologist and Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University in a recent podcast with author Sam Harris. (Skip to 1 hour 30 minutes in the long discussion.)

The religion got started on the campuses, where social science careerists ginned up an elaborate doctrine to justify the self-importance of their new departments in so-called race, gender, and privilege studies — the main point of which was to create new categories of sacred victims suffering spiritual torments (“traumas”) that could never be healed. These crypto-religious “studies” led to a multiplication of demons that had to be exorcized by an equal multiplication of diversity deans and committees aimed at punishing blasphemies — such as arguing against affirmative action (“racist”), or wearing a Mexican sombrero at a tequila party (“cultural appropriation” + “racist”), which happened recently at posh Bowdoin College.

The hysteria incited by the academic diversity corps spread readily and easily into Democratic Party politics, where badly-needed minority votes could be harvested to shore up the dwindling votes of traditional supporters such as labor unions, and make up for (you might say cover up) the Party’s complete surrender to both Wall Street and the war industry.

The religion of the social justice warriors, got a huge boost with the deaths, and subsequent canonization of the new mega-saints, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, and other black youths who were killed under circumstances that were, at least, ambiguous, and, at most, due to their own poor judgment and misbehavior. (Pause for cries of “racist” to subside). The Michael Brown / Ferguson, Mo. incident and subsequent riots led to the “Black Lives Matter” movement, with its now secular (“the street”) and campus branches, and its vote-garnering panders (Hillary) in politics.

Possibly the worst blasphemy — which I will now state — is the idea that the new religion of social justice exists to disguise the vast disappointment over the failure of the civil rights movement to uplift — that is, raise out of poverty, illiteracy, and crime — a substantial part of the black population. In fact, much of the official policy of the civil rights era only made matters worse, especially the well-known failures of the welfare system with all its disincentives to economic striving. So, the well-intentioned people of the Left — a dying breed — are left in dismay and embarrassment, fighting demons, while black America chooses more and more remain an oppositional culture, apart, antagonistic, and increasingly bent on vengeance.

Enter Trump, perhaps the worst figure possible to call bullshit on this vast matrix of dishonesty, with his ugly cohort of “poorly-educated” white yahoo supporters. Why? Because the well-educated non-yahoos of both parties are too cowardly and too corrupt — too busy making money off the war racketeers and the medical racketeers, and the Wall Street racketeers, and the campus racketeers — to take on some of the central lies of our times, which Trump manages to do in the crudest possible ways.

What the politicians and the media and the cringing, pandering intellectuals of this country aren’t figuring is what happens when the political crisis of the moment is amped up by the financial and economic train wreck that is certain to come before the fall elections. The nation has already gone mad with the internal contradictions of its own beliefs. The next step will be when it literally goes to war with itself.

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  1. hmuller March 14, 2016 at 10:19 am #

    Demonic, sub-human trolls like George Soros hire Nazi thugs to disrupt free speech in America and break car windows at Trump rallies. And what do we hear on the Sunday morning talk shows? “Oh, that Trump is so divisive, encouraging violence, we must all reject him.” Those “dual citizen” Presstitutes really outdid themselves.
    Self-defense is labelled aggression. I’m reminded of how European women who defend themselves from the invading Moslem rapists and robbers with pepper spray are demonized as “racist”.

    • DrTomSchmidt March 14, 2016 at 10:51 am #

      I wouldn’t call Soros sub-human. That sort of rhetoric is Sorosian. Inhuman, like when he collaborated with National Socialists to steal the property of Hungarian Jews during WW2, is more like it.

      • Pogo March 14, 2016 at 12:58 pm #

        Sorry, Doc, but this seems like some more conspiracy BS and slander to destroy Soros.

        First of all, Schwartz does not have to be a Jewish name. I had a brother-in-law once upon time and was definitely not Jewish. OTOH, I have a Jewish brother-in-law named Barnett. Probable what the agent at Ellis Island picked out for his grandfather.

        Second of all, why would the Judenrat, the governing council set up my the NAZIs, allow a 14 year old to join and make important decisions?

        Doesn’t ring true to me. But I always try to maintain a modicum of skepticism to maintain mental health. Too much of that “alternative media” will rot you brain, kid!

        • DrTomSchmidt March 14, 2016 at 2:41 pm #

          He admitted it on 60 minutes, hardly a right-wing bastion. You can view the transcript yourself.

          • Pogo March 16, 2016 at 2:41 pm #

            I’ll take a look. Thanks

    • Walter B March 14, 2016 at 11:07 am #

      I will keep my ideas concerning the demonic aspect of your comment to myself lest we violate the separation of church and state decorum but you are absolutely right in what you have said. Few men have the vision but those who do, such as our host, can see what was, look at what is, and know what will come. Those who saw the future in the past knew that drugged up masses was a sure fire way for the controllers to maintain control. The original Star Trek writers and producers saw a future where hardly even invented yet computers could be implemented in Landru Guide Us scenarios to take advantage of the dumbed down minions. Tell me that one didn’t pan out just as predicted, right? Technology, pharmaceuticals and violence as a last resort has those who rule over society firmly in control and they will be able to maintain that control as long as the Dumb Phones are functioning. There will be no awakening, there will be no revival, there will be no return to the “greatness” of the past. There will only be the slow boil under the pot of complacent frogs until they are all well cooked and just as JHK points out in his writings, there will only be small pockets of critical thinkers scattered about once it all happens. I can deal with that, it sounds like a very special group to be a part of. Embrace it as well.

    • Doug March 14, 2016 at 12:35 pm #

      Hmm…like telling girls molested by Muslim migrants in Europe that they are at fault because they are wearing skirts. That’s actually happening!

      When do we reach peak insanity, peak stupidity, peak absurdity, peak-political correctness, peak dishonesty, peak corruption, peak cronyism? I say right now. This is why Trump is rising. I support Trump. However indelicately he speaks, he is usually/often correct in his observations and he’s right to want to fix a completely broken immigration mess and to renegotiate trade deals that have led to the greatest wealth transfer in human history — out of America!! For 40 years, both parties have been passive as first Japan, then China have robbed us blind.

      The only reason these trade deficits haven’t already “visibly” bankrupted us is that we no longer have sound money (gone is Bretton Woods and long-gone is a gold standard) and we’ve spent $9 Trillion more than we’ve taxed in Obama’s tenure. This is masking outright Depression. We’re bankrupted but not yet “visibly”.

      Trump is signaling an end to “globalization” which is bankrupting our nation, killing our jobs market, hurting incomes. It had to end sometime. Incomes are so poor that now, that now struggling comsumers in the US are bringing down China; with their massive debt and all. We’ll all go down together. Expect revolution in China. I agree that the greatest financial crisis and Depression starts this year, just in time for the November election. Trump will rightly be seen as the only one with the strength in a time of severe crisis.

      There will be revolution in America too, but hopefully it will be mostly at the ballot box.

      • Janos Skorenzy March 14, 2016 at 1:48 pm #

        Yes Doug, Muslim men blame Western Women for inciting them to rape. That cat is out of the bag and you can’t deny it. Blacks started groping Trump women the other day to, claiming they were racist White bitches and deserved it.

        Do you not love your creation, Dr Frankenstein?

        • Cold N. Holefield March 14, 2016 at 2:16 pm #

          Another new Trump product line — Trump Women. I like it. An escort service?

          And it’s too, not to.

      • abbybwood March 14, 2016 at 2:56 pm #

        Speaking of the “broken immigration mess”, facts don’t lie:

        washingtonexaminer.com/ice-124-illegal-immigrants-freed-from-jail-later-charged-with-murder/article/…

        More ammo for Trump.

        • Doug March 14, 2016 at 3:20 pm #

          All shocking stuff. The pendulum is swinging again. Obama’s insanity is CAUSING Trump.

          The most fitting justice in the world would be for an ISIS idiot to cross our nonexistent Southern border, attack and chop off Obama’s head. Never would there be such a fitting end for one of the world’s most pernicious idiots. All to tick the box “Black President” on someone’s “social justice” list.

          OK, I’ll stop not before I get revved up.

          • abbybwood March 14, 2016 at 4:34 pm #

            It will equally as bad when six months into Hillary Clinton’s presidency she and her Neocon compatriots launch their “No Fly Zone” in Syria. She will claim it is to “save the Syrian refugees” but in truth it will be one more bloody regime change for her to check off her “to do” list.

            Of course the problem is that it will be Russian jets the U.S. and “NATO” will be shooting down.

            Trump, on the other hand longs for a Kremlin state dinner and some heavy duty deal making $$$.

            So, if it ends up Clinton/Trump the American people will have a clear and profound choice. Clinton would mean no chance of peace between Israel and the Palestinians, regime change attempts in Syria and probably Iran and a continuation of the new Cold War with Russia probably leading to a hot war and trillions more $$ sent down the rat hole of the military industrial complex with the body counts going up on all sides.

            Or Trump with the policy of no more “regime changes”, a real “re-set” with Russia and the chance of a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians with the U.S. as a neutral partner.

            Which is why the Neocons like Robert Kagan and Co. have already endorsed Clinton over Trump.

    • abbybwood March 14, 2016 at 2:53 pm #

      Moveon.org not only organized the protests inside and outside the Chicago Trump rally, they have vowed to continue in spite of the fact that Sanders (endorsed by Moveon.org by about 78% of their members) denounced any violence but says he supports their continued “legal” demonstrations.

      What blew my mind yesterday was when CNN did about a 15 minute interview with the criminal who jumped the barricades in Ohio and made a run for Trump ostensibly to “take over the podium”.

      The Secret Service quickly apprehended him and in spite of the fact that he admitted this had been a pre-planned assault, he was quickly released from jail!

      CNN doing an “exclusive” interview with this turd was unconscionable and I believe will only encourage others to do the same. Who wouldn’t want their 15 minutes of fame to be glorified on the Clinton Campaign Network?!

      My understanding is that once a candidate is under Secret Service protection, any assault on a candidate is a FELONY.

      Had anyone pulled the same stunt against Sanders, Clinton, Kasich, Rubio or Cruz he/she would be sitting in a jail cell right now trying to get lawyered up and would NOT be on national television sharing all the stupid details of their “plan” with the entire world.

      Incredible.

    • Layne March 15, 2016 at 11:06 am #

      Up arrowed. I think JHK is correct though, we have all gone nuts and the lunatics have taken over the asylum. It will soon be party-time.

    • arvopart March 16, 2016 at 11:46 pm #

      I haven’t been to this site in some time now, and it’s strange to return to the comments section to see it taken over by this kind of pseudo-intellectual pseudo-libertarian, clearly right-wing-to-the-point-of-neo-fascist claptrap. If a man is to be judged by his supporters, you’re looking pretty ill, Mr. Kunstler.

  2. Neon Vincent March 14, 2016 at 10:33 am #

    I was wondering if you’d make this particular connection between events on campus and last Friday’s unrest; I was not disappointed. After all, the incident did take place on a college campus. So far, that’s a more astute observation than anything Trump has made, despite his constant decrying of “political correctness.” It bit him in the butt, and he still didn’t recognize it.

    I made a couple of other connections about the torches and pitchforks coming out for Trump on Friday. One of them was about how the protest and its aftermath changed the media coverage. That’s because the violence at Trump’s campaign events has expanded beyond the protesters to the media itself. Added to Trump calling for a loosening of the libel laws so that Trump could sue the news media more easily, it ended up being the last straw. As Mark Twain has been credited with saying, “never get into an argument with someone who buys ink by the barrel,” and Trump has.

    The other connection was that this looked as much like a Weimar moment with ideological gangs fighting each other than it did the first battle of a new Civil War. The press would prefer comparing it to the summer of 1968. That’s both less frightening and more familiar. Besides, it presages a very newsworthy Republican convention in Cleveland in July. The media would like that.

    One could see this coming, as hundreds of people carried signs reading “Dump Trump” and “Arrest Snyder” at the Detroit Republican Debate. They were also at the Democratic Debate in Flint, but the protesters where neither as hostile to the candidates nor as well covered. As I wrote, the press has turned against Trump.

    • hmuller March 14, 2016 at 10:45 am #

      The press was always against Trump. Where have you been?

      • Neon Vincent March 14, 2016 at 10:52 am #

        They didn’t take him seriously enough to be this hostile. After all, he’s been good for their readership/viewership. I moonlight as a political reporter, and stories about Trump have been my most read. My summary of last year’s reporting was Donald Trump is Facebook’s most popular Washtenaw County election story of 2015. Now they’ve decided he’s dangerous enough to try to kill off the goose that lays the golden eggs.

        • bobinboiseid March 14, 2016 at 11:10 am #

          …and if the media can’t kill Trump, the Oligarchs likely will. Evil people with serious money can pretty much kill anyone they like, and if it doesn’t exactly look like an accident, the final report will be altered to fit the intended story.

          • Pogo March 14, 2016 at 12:18 pm #

            We once had a real firebrand Senator for Minnesota that you may recall…Sen. Paul Wellstone. He died in the crash of a small airplane and some of the conspiracy bent group think is was not an accident.

            We now have two senators who are so mundane that I have trouble recalling their names. Time was, we had some great folks (Gawd, I hate that word now that Obama has worn it out) like ol’ Hubert Humphery and Eugene McCarty.

        • vengeur March 14, 2016 at 12:32 pm #

          “They didn’t take him seriously enough to be this hostile.” Total bullshit. Their not taking Trump “seriously ” was due to their utter contempt , disdain and downright hatred of him and working class white males.

        • Janos Skorenzy March 14, 2016 at 1:50 pm #

          So in other words, you have no problem with the widespread calls for Trump’s assignation? Take a bow – you are complicit.

          • CancelMyCard March 15, 2016 at 5:18 pm #

            Trump’s assignation?

            With whom? Is she gorgeous and stupid, or plain and smart?

            Or even gorgeous and smart?

            Has the press dug up all the dirty details yet?

            I’m sure they’re dying to know.

          • Janos Skorenzy March 17, 2016 at 2:29 pm #

            You are a carrion crow, quick to pounce on anything dead, but having nothing to add to the living.

      • SteveO March 14, 2016 at 12:41 pm #

        The media is owned by the same corporate interests that are supporting Rubio and desperately trying to run a “stop Trump” movement in the Republican party. They have billion$ of reasons to oppose him.

        IMO Trump can’t win in November because his supporters only represent about half of a minority party. Additionally, there will be a lot independents and a few Republicans that hold their noses and vote for Hillary out of fear of a Trump presidency.

        • outsider March 14, 2016 at 8:16 pm #

          SteveO – Your thought is the prevailing orthodoxy, that Trump can’t win. On the other hand, there is no other GOP candidate running who has a snowball’s chance in hell of beating either HRC or Bernie. If Trump doesn’t allow the neocons to suck him into their worldwide quagmires, and if he sticks to his guns on friendship with Russia, Trump could unite both the antiwar right and antiwar left. Seriously, how many Dems are going to vote Cruz?

      • jloughrey March 15, 2016 at 3:44 am #

        How can you say the press is against Trump? He’s all they cover because he is fantastic for ratings. Pundits from CBS have even said so, and you can take that to the bank.

    • lsjogren March 14, 2016 at 11:28 am #

      The press is ambivalent against Trump. Ideologically, it is a lapdog of the establishment left, and thus recoils at any challenge to the ruling class.

      But it makes its living off sensationalism, and thus it is very attracted to this dog and pony show.

      This conflict is most obvious on Fox News. It now consists of programs that demonize Trump and other programs that idolize him.

      It can’t decide whether it cares more about money or propping up the corporate leftist anarchist state.

      • SteveO March 14, 2016 at 12:47 pm #

        Roger Alies hates Trump because he doesn’t play the rules established by Fox news over the last 20 years. Alies finds this threatening for a very good reason – if Republicans no longer have to kneel and kiss his ring to get elected, his power drops to zero. Then his view of what Amerika should be will not come to pass.

        • outsider March 14, 2016 at 8:26 pm #

          Trump is right about Megyn Kelly too. She’s little more than a glamorous know-it-all hack who doesn’t wear well. Her 9pm competition over at MSNBC, the unglamorous Rachel Maddow, has a much better, more thoughtful show.

          • BackRowHeckler March 15, 2016 at 12:08 am #

            Yes but Megan Kelly is sporting a nicer rack than Rachel, who really doesn’t have rack, and probably doesn’t want one.

  3. Neon Vincent March 14, 2016 at 10:41 am #

    Trump isn’t ignoring Bernie. He’s blaming Bernie for the protesters and threatening to send his supporters over to Bernie’s events. He thinks Bernie organized the protests, a claim Bernie has denied. In fact, Bernie called Trump a liar and tweeted back that his supporters would be welcome to see “an honest politician.”

    On the one hand, this could lead to a whole series of Weimar moments like last Friday’s. On the other, the best way to attract a crowd is to start a fight. On top of Sanders winning Michigan, this direct conflict could help Bernie. Unfortunately, it will also draw more people to Trump. Sigh.

    • Janos Skorenzy March 14, 2016 at 1:52 pm #

      Yes, it’s a false flag. Move On supports Hillary. But it’s a false flag Bernie is going along with.

      • orbit7er March 14, 2016 at 3:45 pm #

        As usual Janos is simply wrong. I am a longtime member of Moveon and was amongst those whom overwhelmingly voted for Moveon to endorse Bernie Sanders which they did.
        Moveon has called for continued protests of Trumps racism and bigotry but is a very genteel organization who would never advocate violence.
        On the other hand, when people sat back and did nothing as Nazis forced Jews to be identifiable it condoned the actions which led to the Holocaust.
        Trump supporters have been carrying out women for wearing their traditional clothing and others they find “different” ie not looking sufficiently white long before the Chicago contretemps.
        Personally I agree with a commentator who advocated protest signs and silent protest not shouting or storming the stage.
        As abhorent and ignorant as some of Trump’s views are he and his supporters have the right to free speech and expression.
        But it is also important to call it out for what it is…

        What I continue to find upsetting is James Kunstler’s blind spot about racism and antimigrant sentiment. Yes, focusing solely on identity politics was a major mistake in my opinion for a longtime on the left rather than calling out class and plutocracy, militarism and the destruction of our planet. It was a lot easier for professionals who had not lost jobs due to closed factories and affluent individuals to support gay rights rather than stop the Wars or support Universal Healthcare which might impact their own pockets.
        But almost every profession is under attack and insecure as teachers jobs are privatized for hedgefund profits, University teaching slots are increasingly going to non-tenured low paid Adjuncts, and of course IT jobs have been sent by the hundreds of thousands to India and overseas. Nobody feels secure in their jobs anymore which is why Bernie Sanders support is like a prairie fire.
        It won’t matter race, sex, age or ethnicity when our resources are gone and the planet is burning up. NASA just reported the hottest month ever once again,,,
        Lets keep our eyes on the prize not be distracted by the divide and conquer strategies long used by elites to rule against 99% best interests

        • BackRowHeckler March 14, 2016 at 4:49 pm #

          Hey Orbiter, Sander’s Class Warfare Rhetoric, where do you think that’s going to lead? In other places, in earlier times, talk like that from a public figure has led to the death of millions of human beings, which begins but doesn’t end with the rich, but filters down to the (hated) ‘Kulak’ class.

          I don’t know, maybe that’s the goal.

          brh

          • malthuss March 14, 2016 at 6:38 pm #

            What I continue to find upsetting is James Kunstler’s blind spot about racism and antimigrant sentiment. [anti immigrant]

            Oh, boo hoo hoo.
            USA has added 100,000,000? since 1965.
            You are the one who is in the wrong.

        • Janos Skorenzy March 14, 2016 at 7:47 pm #

          So what’s going to happen to your precious gay rights when we get tens of millions more of those funny dressed women? Have you even thought about it? Or are you so filled with hatred (a reactionary!) that you can only be against things?

          Islam is causing mayhem all over the world. Therefore you want as many of them here that you can get. And you’re for Peace too, right?

          Face it, you’re a dispshit. But you are right that politics is ultimately struggle – and you people have never taken any vows of pacifism to say the least. Neither have we. If you win, White Americans will face massive persecution, both official and unofficial, with Blacks, Muslims, and Hispanics savaging us at will. If we win, everything changes and a lot of people are leaving these shores.

        • cbeard March 15, 2016 at 10:05 am #

          It is realism. Not racism.

      • abbybwood March 14, 2016 at 4:39 pm #

        Actually, Moveon.org endorsed Sanders. But after the convention they will quickly move to endorse Clinton.

  4. gasman March 14, 2016 at 10:42 am #

    Are Trumps statements elegant? No, what has happened to the working poor is not elegant either. They have suffered under 35 years of exported jobs and the importation of cheap labor combined with resource constraints has left the people of this country to grind into poverty. No help from the left or the right until Trump. A sleeping giant is waking up and I predict it will not be stopped.

    • K-Dog March 14, 2016 at 11:19 am #

      A sleeping giant that will thrash around with unfocused energy because it is fuelled by unfocused anger. The giant slept for 35 years while its doom was sealed enjoying for brief waking moments a lot of cheap shit. The spoil of empire. Why should the giant suddenly get clues now? It wakes up not refreshed, but groggy and stupefied.

    • lsjogren March 14, 2016 at 11:30 am #

      As I always say, while I do not support Trump I do support the popular revolution that spawned him.

      He’s the wrong choice for a savior, but those of the working class that has been screwed by the Goldman Sachses and Obamas and Paul Ryans of this country have legitimate reason to be mad as hell.

      • SteveO March 14, 2016 at 12:51 pm #

        Don’t forget the Reagans, Bushes and Clintons that joined in that screw job along too many Congess critters and Senators from both corporate parties to name here.

      • abbybwood March 14, 2016 at 5:05 pm #

        Speaking of “saviors”, Cruz is looking more like the anti-Christ every day as he raises his Bible above his head and his “followers” lay hands on him with his batshit crazy father speaking tongues in the background. Watch the video on YouTube. It’ll make the hair on your neck stand up.

        The Dominionist Cruz and his promise to see if he can make the sands of the Middle East “glow”.

        Even J.C. himself would run from Cruz!

    • uslabor March 14, 2016 at 11:42 am #

      Do you think Trump really cares about the working poor? I’m not so sure, but I don’t think any of the other candidates do, either. Sanders might be the exception, but I don’t think we’ll find out.

      I am enjoying watching The Donald run roughshod over the Republican party. I’m not so sure I want to see him become president, though. Kunstler is predicting a social breakdown that will cheat us out of our November choice.

    • outsider March 14, 2016 at 8:36 pm #

      Well, gasman, one way or another we could know tomorrow night. If Trump wins both Florida and Ohio the fat lady will start singing.

  5. DrTomSchmidt March 14, 2016 at 10:44 am #

    the well-educated non-yahoos of both parties are too cowardly and too corrupt — too busy making money off the war racketeers and the medical racketeers, and the Wall Street racketeers, and the campus racketeers — to take on some of the central lies of our times, which Trump manages to do in the crudest possible ways.

    Yep, that is the central part of the Trump (and somewhat Sanders) appeal. Appeasement of totalitarians is never good policy, and the elites figure that they will be fed to the tiger last, to paraphrase Churchill. Meanwhile, we long for Jesse Marvin Unruh, Democrat of California, who once said: “if you can’t eat their food, drink their booze, screw their women, and then be prepared to wake up in the morning and vote against them, son you don’t belong in politics.”

    • Pogo March 14, 2016 at 12:23 pm #

      Sounds like something our ex-Gov Jesse Ventura could have said. He BTW has endorsed Trump and wouldn’t mind being on the ticket. Same with Hulk Hogan. But the Hulk has other troubles at the present…

      • vengeur March 14, 2016 at 12:43 pm #

        ” Well-educated non-yahoos of both parties.” LOL. Like for example Bloomberg ,of whom Jim longed for the political re-appearance a few blogs ago (Worse than 1860) . Yes, PLESE find us another Wall $treet lackey to further run the country into the ground.

  6. erik March 14, 2016 at 10:50 am #

    Jim, you say that Trump takes on lies in the “crudest possible way”.
    Oftentimes the crudest possible way is the ONLY way to puncture these balloons. Mockery and calling bullshit resonates and that’s one of the reasons for Trump’s rise.
    After all, the same thing made comics like George Carlin succeed in getting his points apart. Circumlocution and tap dancing around issues is no way to skewer the mendacious cultural narratives of out times.
    I would love to hear what Trump had to say about that absurd business at “Posh Bowdoin College” where those who sought to persecute those students should have been brought up on civil rights conspiracy charges themselves.

    • seawolf77 March 14, 2016 at 11:20 am #

      That’s as funny as a black man at a Trump rally.

      • vengeur March 14, 2016 at 12:46 pm #

        I’m glad you find black people funny. You probably are amused by blackface, too.

        • Janos Skorenzy March 14, 2016 at 1:56 pm #

          Well they are not only dangerous but utterly grotesque and absurd much of the time.

        • seawolf77 March 14, 2016 at 2:02 pm #

          I don’t find black people funny or unfunny. I am just commenting on Trump rallies being lily white and pure as the driven snow.

      • Doug March 14, 2016 at 12:50 pm #

        From what I hear, a significant number of blacks are voting for Trump in these primaries. Maybe that’s not right. I actually doubt it myself because blacks don’t have any idea of what’s good for them.

        Black people voted for black Democrats for 60 years in Detroit—even after countless FBI investigations, charges, convictions, massive corruption and finally bankruptcy and collapse. They never learn. They never “see” anything except handouts and promises of handouts. Just like in Chicago, they’d vote for Obama again even though they have been hurt by Obama more than most. Sure enough, they’re voting for Obama’s clone in Hillary. Stupid, stupid people.

        People like Obama, given enough time, would turn America into an African Republic and a failed state at that. Hell, Washington DC, with only 58% black, has HIV infection rates EXCEEDING those of most African countries.

        Black America is in a state of complete collapse. gulfcoastcommentary.blogspot.com/2015/07/us-black-culture-in-collapse.html

        • Janos Skorenzy March 14, 2016 at 1:58 pm #

          Now you’re talking like a race realist! Not surprised – the Liberal Establishment are utter hypocrites about Blacks. Most of you know what Blacks are like and stay as far away from them as possible.

          The gap you are imputing between Liberalism and Socialism is well nigh non-existent now. The march thru the institutions is complete.

      • abbybwood March 14, 2016 at 5:11 pm #

        There was a Black man at the Trump rally with a Trump shirt on found murdered in Chicago in the early morning hours with KKK scrawled on his Trump sign.

        Saw one story about it then it disappeared into the news cycle.

        • outsider March 14, 2016 at 9:01 pm #

          Gosh, abbybwood, I hadn’t heard that so just looked it up. The EU Times said his name was Robert King Bullock and he was “most likely” killed by one of the BLM thugs. I guess black lives only matter if you think like them. The media keeps showing the 78 year-old man giving the forearm to the young black man with raised middle fingers, yet where is this story?

          • aNanyMouse March 21, 2016 at 12:01 pm #

            The EU Times’ only source is the “Christian Times”, which is not a legit news organization. Their site, unlike legit news outfits, gives NO names of editors, or of ANY other personnel, giving us no chance to assess their rep. If they libel you, who do you sue?

            Until the Christian Times names a CPD official or officer as a source, I’ll bet the ranch that this story is complete BS.
            JHK, where am I wrong here?

          • aNanyMouse March 21, 2016 at 12:34 pm #

            This newspaper’s pages do name the owner, a certain John Chefetz. He is discussed/described NOwhere else on the web, except as a probably-fake person..

  7. bukowskisghost March 14, 2016 at 10:54 am #

    Spot on essay Jim! A choice between monsters for all the zombies….a fine mess we’ve gotten ourselves into.

    • routersurfer March 14, 2016 at 2:33 pm #

      The United Snakes of Zombies…..good call. I miss sanity. This show will be as much fun to watch as the Civil War. We all have ring side seats.

  8. Cold N. Holefield March 14, 2016 at 10:59 am #

    Trump has no problem picking on the easy targets like Mexicans who risk life & limb and are in America illegally, but he’s a coward when it comes to tackling the Asian Invasion facet of immigration.

    Legal immigration into America is not democratic. The lawmakers were not representing the interests of ordinary Americans when they crafted immigration reform legislation. Until Trump addresses the entire immigration debacle, and he does so honestly, he’s a bully when it comes to immigration reform.

    The fact of the matter is, just as George H.W. Bush once said, “read my lips — no new taxes,” Trump needs to say, “read my lips — no new immigration, legal or illegal.”

    Coming To America — The Melting Pot

    • hmuller March 14, 2016 at 11:22 am #

      You may remember old Bush broke that promise. Then professional lip readers were brought in. Their analysis proved that he never said “no new taxes”; he said “no nude Texans”. It was a technicality of the sort the Clintons would later exploit. (e.g. definition of “Is”). But I digress.

    • uslabor March 14, 2016 at 11:47 am #

      Some good points, BUT not all Mexicans are here illegally.

    • Doug March 14, 2016 at 12:57 pm #

      I think Trump has suggested a pause of all legal immigration for several years. He’s right since EVERYTHING is broken when it comes to immigration (and really everything else related to the Federal level of govt). We need a new revolution when it comes to the Fed Govt: gulfcoastcommentary.blogspot.com/2015/12/our-bloated-failing-central-planning.html

      I agree to pause it all. Even 3rd world countries like Thailand handle immigration 1000 times better than the US. I’ve spent a lot of time living there and I know:

      gulfcoastcommentary.blogspot.com/2015/10/trump-and-thailand-are-right-on.html

    • yooper March 14, 2016 at 1:24 pm #

      Are you the same “Cold” who posts on all of the Maura Murray blogs?

  9. bobinboiseid March 14, 2016 at 11:04 am #

    People are not supporting Trump or Sanders, they are supporting a massacre of the status quo. It is amazing how terrified the Oligarchs are Trump. Makes me think he is the best man for the job.

    • seawolf77 March 14, 2016 at 11:18 am #

      What makes you think they are terrified? What evidence can you point to? I mean other than the media.

      • bobinboiseid March 14, 2016 at 11:46 am #

        How about Mitt Romneys about face from Trump being a super guy, to calling him a very name in the book.
        Since the Oligarchs main weapon is the mainstream corporate media, that is where the bulk of the evidence lies.

        • vengeur March 14, 2016 at 12:52 pm #

          Romney is the kind of garbage who needs to be expelled from the Republican Party :davidstockmanscontracorner.com/mitt-romney-is-the-real-super-fraud-heres-the-proof-chapter-and-verse…

          • bobinboiseid March 14, 2016 at 5:22 pm #

            Every politician in America needs to be exported to China. They are mostly all crooks and the whole political system is broken. There’s no fixing it, it needs to be torn down to the ground.

          • outsider March 15, 2016 at 8:26 am #

            vengeur – Two-time loser Romney campaigned with Kasich in Ohio yesterday. Does that mean that Kasich actually wants to lose?

        • Janos Skorenzy March 17, 2016 at 2:32 pm #

          Do you know Dale? An ex-poster who also lives in Boise. He’s a pompous ass and an aikido buff.

      • SteveO March 14, 2016 at 1:12 pm #

        In the last few elections, the Republican “clown car” would been reduced to their chosen standard bearer by now who be receiving blessings from the likes of the Koch brothers, Sheldon Adelson, Faux News and a host of Republican winners and losers though their super PACs.

        Instead those same people are either sitting out (like the Kochs) or desperately trying to keep the last follower of their corporate orthodoxy (Rubio) in the race.

        I may not be privy to their boardroom discussions, but they appear scared to me.

    • jloughrey March 16, 2016 at 1:39 am #

      Yeah–a lying Fascist bigot who incites violence, has a hair-trigger temper–and matching hair to boot–is exactly who you want to have their finger on the nuclear button.

  10. Cold N. Holefield March 14, 2016 at 11:08 am #

    Jim, you should appreciate this since you emanate from Jewish culture.

    Trump is the first of many Golems to come. The Golem can’t be blamed — it’s a natural consequence. All those well-educated people you referenced — they’re to blame and it should be their heads first when this reaches that point, but of course we know it’s never their heads first — they merely change shape and join the other side when and if that time comes.

    They were in a position to know better. They did know better. They do know better — but still, they continue to smoke their crack pipe of success, consequences be damned.

    “Damned consequences” are the worst sort of consequences. There will be an army of Golems. Trump is a benign precursor — the most recent manifestation of deferred and ignored accountability and responsibility.

  11. K-Dog March 14, 2016 at 11:09 am #

    Left vs right. Tired old canards which have lost meaning and don’t say much of anything any more as if such oversimplifications ever could.

    The religion of social justice exists to distract from a well-educated non-yahoo obsession with empire keeping Americans splintered in a maelstrom of identities so they can’t unite in a large enough group to challenge the religion of empire.

    Once the distraction of Bernie plays out and he is eliminated as a viable choice (as planned) the assumption is that his supporters will flock to support the reptile because they would not, imagining themselves as thinkers, support the great Satan Trump. On this the string pullers may be wrong.

    What this election cycle will be remembered for is the election in which America had no clue. The economic train wreck is coming. and while it may not arrive on schedule, arrive it will, and nobody is thinking about it. The establishment considers empire to be non-negotiable and when it begins to break up they will be taken by surprise and everything will be blamed for its demise but the real reason; limits to growth and too many Americans. Not enough of whom work to fuel an economy.

    An election without clues The major candidates are all together as naked as the day that they were born. This empire without clothes will begin to shiver as their sun of free trade, globalization, and rampant exploitation sets. It is on the horizon now. When it sets everyone will blame everybody else because none have any clues and blaming others is all they will know how to do.

    • Cold N. Holefield March 14, 2016 at 11:11 am #

      Do you really believe “they” will let Trump be POTUS?

      • K-Dog March 14, 2016 at 11:32 am #

        Perhaps “they” want a POTUS Trump to start a few new wars before he has his Dallas type of accident. If Trump only lasts a few months he could certainly help the neocon agenda along.

        We had the CIA failing to tell the FBI when the 911 hijackers came into the country so the country would support the planned Iraq war later on. We don’t know what cokeimamie plan “they” are up to now but it is sure ‘they” are up to something.

        To forge brittle metal it has to be heated so it again becomes malleable. Americans are the metal and Trump may be the heat. The time is upon us when once again new attitudes need to be hammered into shape. If “they” can use Trump, they will. As long as he suits the agenda he breathes.

        • abbybwood March 14, 2016 at 5:54 pm #

          Trump is not the choice of the Neocons. Hillary Clinton is their gal:

          vox.com/2016/3/4/11160618/donald-trump-hillary-clinton-neocons

          • K-Dog March 14, 2016 at 9:52 pm #

            I agree with you. They would much prefer Hillary. Trump is their second choice but they can make him work. A push here a shove there; the deep state works on probabilities. They facilitate outcomes but since they only influence other actors to do the dirty work results are never guaranteed. Results only have a high probability of happening.

            I imagine a patsy could realize they are a patsy before they actually become a patsy but the chances of that happening are small. A potential patsy is chosen based on mental obsessions and they generally will only go in a desired direction as their mental choices are narrowed by their internal script. Hillary has an internal script they can use as does Trump but Hillary’s is more predictable.

        • outsider March 15, 2016 at 8:39 am #

          K-Dog writes: “Perhaps ‘they’ want a POTUS Trump to start a few new wars.” Have you even listened to his words, K-Dog? Trump is the least likely candidate to start ANY new wars. He has opposed all past ME war since Dubya’s fiasco, thinks Hillary is a war criminal over Libya, believes it best that Assad remains in power, and, especially, wants to make peace with Russia. How do you gets new wars out of this?

          • K-Dog March 15, 2016 at 11:25 am #

            A fair question outsider and I admit I don’t pay a lot of attention to what Trump says. I as an American adult have endured Trumps bromides for years through the explosive diarrhea of pop media. The kind of media that gets in your face uninvited when you are simply minding your own business, consequently I have quite enough of him though if he wants me as a V.P. I’ll say yes.

            You paint a portrait of an angel “Trump is the least likely candidate to start ANY new wars.” and some of his bombast is showmanship which he probably does not take seriously himself. Yet Trump is an authoritarian. Show him the right ‘evidence’, push the right buttons and the deep state can probably get him to carpet bomb the brown people of their choice without too much trouble. It could be as bad as having Kunstler for president.

            Trump is a my way or the highway type of guy and some of his well known and obvious bluster could easily be re-directed into raw aggression with the right triggers.

            If you think Trump is less likely than Sanders to start a war you have been taking what he says much too seriously. Trump is a peace loving guy up to the point where he can be shown a reason not to be. Once offended he will pull out all the stops and things will start to burn as he indulges in a cultivated and righteous indignation. ARREST THOSE PROTESTERS!

            A succinct answer to your question is that Trump being subject to wild indulgent swings of emotion as he is; it does not matter what he says so much because he can be easily manipulated. TPTB may tell him some little African country has yellow cake, show him some photos with a few indistinct buildings circled in red on it and the next thing you know Trump may make a big hole in Africa. I can see it happening.

            I won’t say Trump is an idiot, he is not, but do we want a president who swings between wild fits of emotional fancy with a personality that has ‘impulsive’ written all over it? I think not. Could we do better than a reality TV star. Please, is that asking too much? I still waste time trying to figure out how Trump could make Mexico pay for a wall. Too much time. I dismiss the thought from my mind when it pops up but pop up it does.

            Trump and I agree about Hillary. Hillary is a war criminal regarding Libya, and you can throw in the Ukraine into that indictment as well.

  12. seawolf77 March 14, 2016 at 11:16 am #

    Hitler’s Brown Shirts and Mussolini Black Shirts were a response to armed protesters trying to disrupt their rallies. I guess with Trump we’ll have Orange Shirts. Zieg! Heil!

    • Cold N. Holefield March 14, 2016 at 11:18 am #

      Orange Whigs would be better.

      • vengeur March 14, 2016 at 12:57 pm #

        Hitler’s Brown Shirts and Mussolini Black Shirts have much more in common with the Negro Nazi Black Lives Matter movement. But go ahead with your infantile fantasy about Trump being Hitler and his supporters being Brown shirts.

        • SteveO March 14, 2016 at 1:44 pm #

          I guess I missed where Black Lives Matters supporters started beating the crap out of people who oppose their views.

          • Janos Skorenzy March 14, 2016 at 2:03 pm #

            Are Trump supporters at their rallies, disrupting and trying to shut them down? Or are they at Trump’s doing so?

            Learn to think critically and not just parrot what the media pumps into your head.

          • BackRowHeckler March 14, 2016 at 4:58 pm #

            It started in St Louis, when BLM activists dragged a young Bosnian immigrant out of his car at an intersection and beat him to death … with claw hammers.

            Have you forgotten about that already?

            It didn’t get much media coverage, of course.

            brh

        • Janos Skorenzy March 14, 2016 at 2:05 pm #

          As if men don’t have the right to protect themselves, right?

        • seawolf77 March 14, 2016 at 2:07 pm #

          Huh? It’s not that much of a stretch to see Trump having goons policing his rallies. If you can’t see that you have truly drunk the Kool-Aid.

          • hmuller March 14, 2016 at 5:53 pm #

            Answer to seawolf77: Because it hasn’t happened yet, that’s why we don’t see it. Also, what’s your definition of a goon? Hillary has hired security people who mace, beat, and drag away the “nonbelievers”.

          • seawolf77 March 15, 2016 at 10:15 am #

            Someone with a brown shirt or a black shirt or equivalent who belongs to a paramilitary organization that enforces the will of a political candidate.

    • Sticks-of-TNT March 14, 2016 at 2:30 pm #

      Orange is the new black…and brown.

    • sprawlcapital March 21, 2016 at 11:38 am #

      Zieg! Heil!
      ==========
      That should be Sieg heil! Sieg means victory in German.

  13. Hands4u March 14, 2016 at 11:23 am #

    The mob shall rule during the descent into darkness of ideology, identity and self-presevation. Trump is gathering their leashes as his tongue lashes.

    • Cold N. Holefield March 14, 2016 at 11:24 am #

      Hey, a new Trump product line — Trump Lashes.

      Trump will be great for women’s health.

    • lsjogren March 14, 2016 at 11:35 am #

      A Trump presidency would be a huge wild card, I have no idea what it would lead to good or bad.

      However, people should not be blind to the fact that the current ruling class is strangling our country through reckless policies on immigration, refugees, race, indebtedness, warfare, etc.

      • SteveO March 14, 2016 at 1:51 pm #

        Trump as president would have to deal with basically the same Congress and Senate the Obama has dealt with. That body has no intention of changing the course of the nation.

        He couldn’t unilaterally impose an immigrant ban, a 35% tariff or build the Trump wall.

        Of course, he would get at least 1 supreme court pick, and he would have “control” of the military as commander in chief. He would get to decide if Janet Yellen keeps her job.

        • outsider March 15, 2016 at 8:48 am #

          SteveO- With his mastery of the media, Trump, unlike all other candidates, would be able to use the bully pulpit to go directly to the people, over the heads of Congress, and convince those second-raters to act on his proposals – or get FIRED!

  14. Cold N. Holefield March 14, 2016 at 11:23 am #

    Great title, by the way. It sure as hell beats First Manasses.

    I love puns. And your title is a great one, as are many of your titles.

  15. seawolf77 March 14, 2016 at 11:23 am #

    Bill Maher said it best. What better endorsement of a woman for president than 4 white guys arguing about penis size after the black guy drops out of the race.

    • K-Dog March 14, 2016 at 11:39 am #

      But the problem is this choice of woman suffers from penis envy and wishes she had one of her own.

      • vengeur March 14, 2016 at 1:00 pm #

        LOL K-dog! You topped the so called comedian!

      • seawolf77 March 14, 2016 at 2:07 pm #

        I don’t think she likes dick, at least that’s the rumor.

  16. BackRowHeckler March 14, 2016 at 11:26 am #

    One of the ‘protesters’ outside the Trump event in Chicago had a Mac 10 machine pistol; there is video showing this gentleman furiously spraying bullets into the air, flames coming out of the short, hot barrel.

    At the 1st Bull Run there were no machine guns yet, just single shot muskets; yet this initial battle of the Civil War led to the death of 800, 000 human beings. Just think what the casualty rate could add up to with all this modern weaponry floating around

    brh

  17. Ricky.H.Vernio March 14, 2016 at 11:42 am #

    It is truly amazing, Jim, how in your righteous wrath you manage always to avoid saying a few words about Jesus haters. And yet they are a huge part of the political correctness mob you profess to despise.

    • shotho March 14, 2016 at 11:48 am #

      Jesus doesn’t need defending, only following, and it isn’t Mr. K’s job to do it anyway.

    • GetAbike March 14, 2016 at 1:47 pm #

      Trump will do that in due time.

  18. shotho March 14, 2016 at 11:46 am #

    Don’t know what the terms “yahoo” and “non-yahoo” really mean and probably don’t want to know. But I am a retired PhD professor who voted in a recent primary for Trump, mostly in order to send the proverbial message to the power elite that they no longer deserve to wield power in this country. I am also somewhat amused by the constant and shrill insistence on “civility” in our political discourse. Why? So that we can maintain the control of the grifters who have been in charge of our institutions, at least since the installation of the Federal Reserve Bank. Oh yes, they have been eminently civil in their discourse. I would caution that you judge them by their most uncivil actions than their civil words. What do you get with Trump; who knows and that’s not reassuring. But you know what you’re going to get with the rest of the grifters. So support their “civility” if you will.

    • Hands4u March 14, 2016 at 12:03 pm #

      I would prefer not to have a “grifter” who is also one of the “elites”; he surely not be leading the lemmings when they get to the precipice but keep beating the drum as they pour over.

    • Hands4u March 14, 2016 at 12:03 pm #

      I would prefer not to have a “grifter” who is also one of the “elites”; he surely not be leading the lemmings when they get to the precipice but keep beating the drum as they pour over.

    • Janos Skorenzy March 14, 2016 at 2:09 pm #

      Exactly. This is a return to real politics – the beginning of war by other means. We have differing interests and are never going to get along completely. At last, regular Whites are yelling for their own interests again.

    • Paulo March 14, 2016 at 3:53 pm #

      Where’d you teach? Liberty University?

      Firstly, just because you have a PhD does not elevate your opinion. Secondly, most likely you have lived a pretty rarified life and never had to worry about a paycheque. And last of all, where I live PhD stands for Piled Higher and Deeper.

      Trump is a fucking nazi moron. God Help Us. I suppose even university types voted for Hitler, for whatever reason. Nothing to brag about.

      • shotho March 14, 2016 at 8:20 pm #

        Sorry, I used the title (which I seldom do) to make the point that I don’t know whether that means “yahoo” or “non-yahoo” and that people of many persuasions would like to see what a non-member of the power elite would do, as we know what the members are doing. Your reference to PhD is a good example of what H L Mencken called no-nothingism – the grifters of his day.

  19. Bro Jobe March 14, 2016 at 11:57 am #

    I prefer the loony bin of Academia, most of the loonies being toothless lions, to the lumpenproletariat who support Trump.

    IF that man takes office the elites should fear violence.If he doesn’t get to be the nominee, we all should fear violence.

    Yikes.

    Because it’s not about Trump, whatever he thinks of himself. He represents real grievances. I hope they can be addressed in the name of actual, rather than PC, “inclusivity” for white middle-class folks who have been screwed for decades now by Big Money, then ignored by Academics riddled with white guilt.

    • Janos Skorenzy March 14, 2016 at 7:59 pm #

      No, they never will. In the new PC system of thought, the Social Justice Religion, Whites are the Devil, especially White Men. Only by a life time of penance and service to minorities, can any White be saved.

      This world view takes on frightening aspects as it approaches the street: All Whites are racist and racists deserve what they get. Thus Blacks were groping Trump women the other night saying they were just racist White bitches.

      You expect people who make their living off the current system to reform it? The Media and Academics who helped create the grievance industry and the demonization of Whites? Or the Republicans who bow down to it, knowing that it wont hurt them at the level of life they’re at. Get real. It’s Trump or no one.

    • snarkmatic9000 March 15, 2016 at 4:01 pm #

      You mean Trumpenproletariat. Just the latest incarnation of HL Mencken’s “Booboisie”. Plus ca change plus c’est la meme chose.

      • Bro Jobe March 17, 2016 at 12:46 pm #

        “Trumpenproletariat” !!!!

        Stamp that “CLASSIC” and thank you for that coinage.

      • Janos Skorenzy March 18, 2016 at 10:32 pm #

        Well you’re the one who believes in egalitarianism, not me. Do you want the lower classes to stop trying to think and go back to work? Me too. I wouldn’t even let most of them vote. And they’d be fine with that – if they were being taken care of by the intelligentsia. But they are being shat on and they know it. And you and Boho Bro Jo are just joining in. What an utterly rotten attitude. You mistake snark for wisdom. It’s not, it’s just more of your bile.

        In fine, your viewpoints are no less idiotic than theirs, often more so. You need to be working out in the fields too. Hauling manure up the mountain to fulfill Mao’s dream.

        Btw, Mencken would be amazed at your world view. Or to hear a Negro Lover quoting him in defense of it. He was a Fascist like me.

  20. russwinter March 14, 2016 at 12:01 pm #

    Fail! Stage Rusher at Trump Rally Revealed as Actor

    winteractionables.com/?p=31370

  21. Phutatorius March 14, 2016 at 12:09 pm #

    I have to admit I have regarded the disruptions at Trump or Bernie rallies as vaudeville; scruffy individuals at Trump rallies pretending to be Bernie supporters and vice-versa. Such tactics serve to discredit both candidates, so look for who gains from that. Otherwise, Mr. K, I agree that something serious and disturbing is going on in the USA. I have often wished that the Democrats had never taken up LGBT issues; I think they’ve lost more than they’ve gained by doing so.

    • K-Dog March 14, 2016 at 12:30 pm #

      “scruffy individuals at Trump rallies”

      Are they related to the extremely buff navy seal types who show up on ‘May Days’ dressed in immaculate matching black to smash and dash in perfectly coordinated and practised rhythm all to make the local news so to advance the Terror State agenda? The ones who are so kind as to arrange that plenty of plywood is at hand to cover the smashed glass of the windows twenty minutes later?

      How else did the plywood get there? Anarchists with hearts. It is touching.

      • Phutatorius March 14, 2016 at 1:35 pm #

        I don’t know. Are they? My point was that what we are watching (or not watching in my case) is on a par with an Alice Cooper concert, but without the guillotine. My other point is that it’s obnoxious to me that a person’s gender orientation, or gender disorientation, should define their politics.

        • K-Dog March 14, 2016 at 4:37 pm #

          You opened the door by using the word ‘pretending’ of which there is a lot going on. Government performance theatre to be precise.

          It is also obnoxious to me that one’s sexual identity should determine their political orientation. I find it as obnoxious as one’s socio-economic status defining politics.

      • Janos Skorenzy March 14, 2016 at 2:12 pm #

        Yeah, because the real Anti-Fa would never do things like that. Or what, you don’t think they exist anymore than Muslim violence in Europe? Is that Seals too?

  22. nwcodetalker March 14, 2016 at 12:23 pm #

    James,

    Glad to see you mention the new religious ethos of social justice.

    Recently I attended my local school board meeting where the topic of discussion was the moral imperative to change the belief systems of the community at large. While we can hope our neighbors make sensible choices and support sensible causes I do not think public education tax dollars are best spent in ventures not directly connected to the students.

    Global warming, gender equality, income disparage are all valid talking points for a dinner and yes, I understand levies can affect kids, but it was clear the intent of this policy discussion was not about outcomes for kids in the district but rather it was about influencing the general population in matters not related to education and specifically not about kids within the district.

    • K-Dog March 14, 2016 at 12:42 pm #

      It is the ethos for people who have no ethos. Sort of like ‘Puttin on the Ritz’. It is an ethos that can be pulled from ones ass any time one wants to project an image suggesting a modicum of import. Sound and fury which signifies nothing. Faux sensitivity.

      Regarding your situation you were forced to endure people who like to talk and be heard, that’s all. Nothing anybody could do about those talking points at your dinner but it is good stuff to strut and fret about to advertise one’s plumage with. If the ‘moral imperative’ topic you give was the official reason for your meeting it was too vague and subjective to prevent the louder and lesser from asserting their presence.

    • malthuss March 14, 2016 at 12:45 pm #

      Brave New World.

  23. volodya March 14, 2016 at 12:32 pm #

    Blacks aren’t in a position of strength. They are too few, too dispersed, too poor. Their anger is understandable, violence maybe a likely and logical outcome, but what they need are allies in other communities.

    So self-segregation doesn’t work. Segregation only works in the interest of the oligarch class and in the interest of civil service professionals who make careers of ministering to social dysfunction.

    So as long as Blacks remain oppositional and intent on self-segregation, they’re screwed and they’ll stay screwed. They’ve been misled into the no-hope path they’re on now.

    I’ll give the Oligarchs and their political operatives in both parties credit. They played us like a fiddle. They used “culture”, whether left-wing “progressivism” or its right-wing opposite, as a fog-making machine while they pillaged the country.

    JHK is right, a financial and economic train wreck is coming. And so while “culture” makes for an energizing diversion for the masses, the real issue here isn’t cultural, it’s economic and financial. While Blacks were the first down the drain, Hispanics aren’t far behind. And close behind them are working class whites. The Oligarch political game is to make sure that these as yet disparate groups don’t see a commonality of interest.

    Too bad Trump didn’t see the possibility here. If divide and conquer works wonders for the Oligarch financial bottom line, the opposite could work wonders for Trump’s political bottom line.

    Making common cause for poor Blacks and Whites and Hispanics in alliance with still employed but worried Whites would have been a formidable voting block. Convincing marginalized Hispanics that border control is now in their interest should have been easy. Too bad Trump missed it.

    • K-Dog March 14, 2016 at 12:50 pm #

      If you want to have any clue in understanding why blacks are oppositional I suggest watching:

      “Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song”

      It gives a perspective that does not hit you right away after watching the film. It takes a while but you may, I like me appreciate the ‘oppositional attitude’ a bit more after a few days.

      It is very old (from the 70’s) and my motivation for watching it was I had learned it had been a blockbuster hit in the black community but something whites absolutely ignored when it came out.

      • K-Dog March 14, 2016 at 1:23 pm #

        I have to add that I found the end of the movie personally disturbing. Those who saw the movie, next to nobody here, would know what I mean.

        • Janos Skorenzy March 14, 2016 at 2:16 pm #

          Is it like Eldridge Cleaver boasting about the White Women he raped? Which the Left had no problem with of course. Later he became a Christian and repented – which the Left has a problem with of course.

          • K-Dog March 14, 2016 at 4:30 pm #

            I don’t know about that but if true he’s merely boasting about a talent he has of which he is more skilled than yours. Rape I doubt since there are plenty of willing white women women who enjoy a taste for dark meat. Some even prefer it so much it is the only thing of which they partake.

          • Janos Skorenzy March 14, 2016 at 7:34 pm #

            So you’re calling him a liar when he said he raped them? Just as you call European women liars when they say Muslims rape them?

            You are really twisted on this subject. Maybe you need a remedial course in Feminism by a Feminist who hasn’t been warped into betraying women by political correctness.

          • K-Dog March 14, 2016 at 7:55 pm #

            How about we just call you a liar and leave at that.

    • Janos Skorenzy March 14, 2016 at 2:14 pm #

      No, he didn’t. He talks constantly about Hispanics supporting him and in fact, many are.

    • messianicdruid March 15, 2016 at 8:00 pm #

      Class warfare not cultural, economics not your attire, being able to provide for your babies needs not wants, common sense guidance not PC pandering, your own people not people you will never know, the 150 not the 100 million, getting real not getting even.

  24. GetAbike March 14, 2016 at 12:42 pm #

    Jim, did you happen to catch the “psycho- analytical” piece at the Wash Post?
    washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/02/01/how-your-parenting-style-predicts-whether-you-support-don…

    In a nut shell, it is not necessary to separate Trump supporters by education or call them stupid, etc to understand them. Simply saying “they are angry” is not adequate, as many of them have jobs, retirement, healthcare, etc. Their status is intact, so anger would be inexplicable if not for the social changes like gay marriage, women in the military, mixing of the races, the demands of minorities for respect, a weakened foreign image abroad, etc
    It is a yearning for order that drives them. Here are the four questions about parenting that may determine ones’ penchant for a Trump.
    which of two traits were more important in children:

    1.independence or respect for their elders;
    2.curiosity or good manners;
    3.self-reliance or obedience;
    4.being considerate or being well-behaved.

    Those who answer a certain way will cut across economic, demographic, and religious lines.

  25. Pogo March 14, 2016 at 12:44 pm #

    Interesting story at the Guardian today suggesting that 10% of Bernie supporters would switch to Trump rather than vote for Hillary.

    theguardian.com/us-news/2016/mar/13/bernie-sanders-supporters-consider-donald-trump-no-hillary-clint…

    A Venn diagram in the article shows intersection of Trump supporters:
    White–Low income–Anti-Establishment.

    So 10% from Hillary over to Trump might mean he could be our next POTUS. What a scary thought!

    • outsider March 15, 2016 at 9:13 am #

      Pogo – That’s much less scary than the alternative. A Trump-Sanders unity ticket would be unstoppable against Hillary, except that, with Trump already 69, Bernie is much too old.

      • Pogo March 16, 2016 at 2:45 pm #

        Hey, let’s not be too hard on the older guys. I’m the same age as Bernie and will maybe quaff an Irish ale on St. Paddy’s day and dance an Irish jib.

        Like Red Green always says: “I’m pulling for you and we’re all in this together.”

  26. QuantumOfIdleness March 14, 2016 at 12:45 pm #

    I am having a real problem sorting out my feelings about Trump. As a lefty, I find much of what he says to be despicable. Yet, as others have said, I really enjoy watching how he is blowing up the system. If Trump were the candidate many of us would like to see, one who speaks out against the corruption that exists in both parties while remaining above the fray, he would have had to run as a third party candidate. As a third party candidate, he wouldn’t have a chance of winning. Trump wants to be a winner, and assuming he has a message he wants to get out that is at odds with the Rep/Dem status quo, how else could he both challenge the system and have a shot at winning the presidency without following the low road that he has chosen? If he had taken the high road, he would have been praised by the elites, ignored by the masses, and written off as irrelevant a long time ago.

    • Q. Shtik March 14, 2016 at 1:42 pm #

      …..without following the low road that he has chosen? – Quantum

      ===========

      If you are suggesting that Trump could have chosen the high road (i.e. to string together two coherent thoughts which I guess you imagine is how dinner conversation goes in the Trump household when it is just him, Melania and Barron at the table) but chose instead to pretend that he is decidedly inarticulate so as to appeal to Joe Sixpack… well then Trump is the greatest actor of all time.

      • Janos Skorenzy March 14, 2016 at 2:33 pm #

        As the Sages have said, reflect your company. Be simple with the simple, educated with the educated, etc. A Man for all Seasons? Yes, and now he is the Lion in Winter.

      • pequiste March 15, 2016 at 12:55 am #

        Sticks:

        Ronald Reagan is hands down the greatest actor of all time followed by Arnold Schwartzenegger.

        Both men were Hollywood actors before rising to the Governorship of California; the world’s eight largest economy.

        And of course Ronny Raygun became the president of the U.S.A. and did a generally fabulous job of it and lent dignity to the office.
        He wouldn’t have a chance today.

        Donald Trump is a businessman and showman, but not an actor in my opinion, and does magnificently in the mold of a 21st century P.T. Barnum.

  27. Pogo March 14, 2016 at 12:49 pm #

    JHK wrote “…a political Left that has lost its mind and a political Right that has lost its mind and its soul.”

    The implication is that the political Left does not have a soul. They did once I believe, but lost it somewhere along the highway of history.

  28. JMR March 14, 2016 at 12:54 pm #

    I’m surprised only one person on here has commented on Soros’ and Moveon.org’s involvement in this staged riot.

  29. venuspluto67 March 14, 2016 at 12:56 pm #

    As recently as a year ago, I suppose I would have been offended somehow by an analysis as full personal bias and pet-hates as this. But even though I’m nominally a Bernie Sanders supporter, now I just look at something like this and shrug and say “Whatever is going to happen will probably just happen.” I have less and less of an emotional investment in it all with each passing month.

    • vengeur March 14, 2016 at 1:07 pm #

      “full of personal biases and pet-hates”. In other words he didn’t patronize you and your liberal belief system. Boo hoo!

      • venuspluto67 March 16, 2016 at 7:09 am #

        And you’re even more of full of piss and vinegar and resentment. How sweet! 😀

  30. fodase March 14, 2016 at 2:00 pm #

    Convincing marginalized Hispanics that border control is now in their interest should have been easy. Too bad Trump missed it.

    lol, apparently you haven’t noticed Trump is for legal immigration, which he’s stated many, many times.

    ok, legal immigration is good, he say, legal immigration is good, he says. hard to understand? kind of like enforcing the law, get it?

    i have to laugh at everyone who thinks Trump is too in your face.

    it’s what the F’d up country needs, an adult to say shut up and listen, this is how it’s gonna e. Finally.

    Hispanics recognize easily that Trump’s their best best, that’s why he smoked the 2 cubans in Nevada.

    Matter of fact, decent people of all stripes easily recognize the brash, in-your-face Trump’s telling the Truth
    about horribly acting folks, such as the illegal undocumented migrants that have no right to steal from hard-working
    Americans/legal immigrants that pay them to do nothing (cue wpa to tell us how wonderful they are).

    I think the stats are 70% of illegals on public assistance, and 91% of middle easterners laughing as they get paid
    by you to do shit.

    you want to continue that, vote hillary or some other retarded democrat that will sell you for a dime to get your vote.

    hillary and her fake gaping smile as she points at a ‘supporter’. what despicable fakery.

    with Trump, what you see is what you get.

    • wpa_ccc March 14, 2016 at 2:29 pm #

      I’d like to see his tax returns. But with Trump what he’s hiding is what you don’t get to see. He is a coward not to make them public after the IRS told Trump to stop hiding behind the audit excuse.

    • outsider March 15, 2016 at 9:23 am #

      Legal immigration today is as much of a problem as the illegal type. Prior to Ted Kennedy opening up the floodgates, legal immigration was limited and favored white Euros, so as to keep the white majority. I’d like to see Trump start trashing that law and calling for its repeal. How many really think that we have a better country today?

  31. PeteAtomic March 14, 2016 at 2:18 pm #

    Neat podcast Thanks for sharing that link. I’m gonna listen to more of that program now that I know it exists.

    I think the serious problems will really occur when the proletariat won’t be able to buy their goodies & junk foods from the Super Walmarts out there after those thousand mile supply lines start to break down.

    When people start starving, the fun really begins.

  32. mdm1mdm1 March 14, 2016 at 2:19 pm #

    Kunstler is off his meds again. There is not going to be an economic meltdown in the US before the elections and yes there is a great divide in opinion amongst the population form Sanders to Trump with Clinton being on the most conservative end of the spectrum. But that is what American democracy is all about and that is why we vote.

  33. wpa_ccc March 14, 2016 at 2:20 pm #

    Fodase, if Trump gets the nomination I see eight more years of Democrats in power, so cheer Trump on! The GOP knows Trump is likely to be a disaster in the general election.

    If Trump does win the nomination it would give Democrats the opportunity to win back seats at all levels: presidency, House, and Senate. Won’t that be fun!

    Keep up the good work, fodase. Obama has maneuvered the GOP right where he wants them.

    • vengeur March 14, 2016 at 2:31 pm #

      Republicans just had two general election disasters by the names of McCain and Romney. The “disaster” that the Republican Establishment Mandarins fear is that Trump will actually win the general election.

  34. budizwiser March 14, 2016 at 2:23 pm #

    i can’t help but wonder a few things about Donald Trump.

    Can anybody tell of know if he is “evolving” in his political manners?

    Has anyone found or have any knowledge of the particular people that formulated the so called “debates?”

    Are we not all witnessing the “circuses” – just as they are intended?

    Who are the puppeteers? Is there any hope of transparency is any these processes?

  35. SteveO March 14, 2016 at 2:31 pm #

    “Janos Skorenzy March 14, 2016 at 2:03 pm #

    Are Trump supporters at their rallies, disrupting and trying to shut them down? Or are they at Trump’s doing so?

    Learn to think critically and not just parrot what the media pumps into your head.”

    None of them are running for the most powerful political office in country while calling for there supporters to suppress the 1st amendment rights of citizens.

    Perhaps you should watch a few videos of you precious Donald inciting his followers to get violent with protesters. See if you can find a record of any candidate at any level, even George Wallace, calling for violence against his opponents. Oh, that’s right, that record isn’t there because it’s a media conspiracy.

    • Janos Skorenzy March 14, 2016 at 2:38 pm #

      Trump rallies are private events. They behave or they can get out. If they wont leave peacefully, they leave otherwise. As Justice Holmes said, a nation is not a suicide pact.

      Trump supporters are not bothering anyone else. Golden rule is in play. Pity you don’t believe in it.

      • K-Dog March 14, 2016 at 4:54 pm #

        Wham bam I agree with you if indeed the venue is not public. Protest should confine itself outside private rallies. It should not however be confined to vacant lots blocks away where it can’t be seen and from which press coverage of it is verboten.

    • K-Dog March 14, 2016 at 4:49 pm #

      Yes, advocating violence against protesters could be a harbinger of things to come. The difference between what could be and what now is being that for now one has to be a protester. After he is elected you won’t have to be a protester, all you will have to do is disagree with him to incur his authoritarian wrath.

  36. Cold N. Holefield March 14, 2016 at 2:33 pm #

    Saying Trump is for legal immigration is saying nothing. A year from now lawmakers could come together and decide what is currently illegal immigration from Mexico and South America is legal. Would Trump oppose it then since it would then be legal?

    Trump’s position on immigration is bullying and it doesn’t strike at the root of the matter. “Read my lips — no new immigration, legal or illegal.” If you believe what Jim has to say about collapse, that is the sensible position at it relates to immigration. If you don’t believe what Jim has to say about collapse, why are you even reading this blog and commenting?

    Trump’s notion/position, because it’s not yet a formal policy plan, is yet another BAND-AID®, but at least he’s vocal about addressing the issue.

    We need to have this conversation. But nobody is. And as Volodya has mentioned many times, if we don’t have this conversation about immigration and many other issues, others who have already had the conversation will decide for us and that decision, those decisions, as is the case with most if not all political decisions nowadays, will not be in our best interests.

  37. routersurfer March 14, 2016 at 2:36 pm #

    Thanks for the Sam Harris link Jim. Past time to pull his thoughts back into my mental orbit.

  38. Cold N. Holefield March 14, 2016 at 2:37 pm #

    But that is what American democracy is all about and that is why we vote.

    Here we go again with the Democracy Card.

    No, America isn’t a democracy and it’s precisely why I don’t vote. To vote is to lend credibility to the charade. Voting in a rigged system like this is for delusional idiots.

    • Janos Skorenzy March 14, 2016 at 8:37 pm #

      America isn’t a democracy, was never supposed to be – and that’s a good thing. Everyone voting has allowed the Evil Elite to triumph since they can play the mob like a violin.

      It’s amazing how much you don’t get.

  39. FincaInTheMountains March 14, 2016 at 2:47 pm #

    Syria conflict: Putin orders ‘main part’ of forces out

    In a surprise move, Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his military to start withdrawing the “main part” of its forces in Syria from Tuesday.

    bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-35807689

    The Supreme Commander is a master of such sudden decisions that break the patterns and overtake the enemy by surprise. There is a panic in expert circles, a storm of emotions is guaranteed. But it’s the little things.

    The main question now whether this decision is connected with the aggravation in Donbass? Where the RF Syrian Air Force group will be sent next? Is the completion of one operation to force terrorists to peace is the beginning of another?

    • FincaInTheMountains March 14, 2016 at 3:49 pm #

      a) Military bases will remain, as well as C-400 based A2/AD system

      b) The Calibers are almost invisible, but could be heard at any time, on any number of targets

      c) Never a problem to send in something interesting, for instance strategic TU bomber

      g) After the Turks lost 22 ace pilots right near their General Staff, those still willing to fuck with Russia forever left this disastrous venture

    • K-Dog March 14, 2016 at 4:42 pm #

      Maybe they have developed something America is incapable of. That being an exit strategy.

  40. Cold N. Holefield March 14, 2016 at 2:54 pm #

    wpa said: I’d like to see his tax returns.

    Face it, what you really want to see is his penis. Don’t hide that fact behind a request to see his tax returns. Honesty starts with you.

  41. BackRowHeckler March 14, 2016 at 5:18 pm #

    Meanwhile, amidst the political posturing and outright foolishness, the price of a barrel of oil is back up to around $40.

    brh

  42. fodase March 14, 2016 at 5:54 pm #

    Trump’s notion/position, because it’s not yet a formal policy plan, is yet another BAND-AID®, but at least he’s vocal about addressing the issue. We need to have this conversation.

    oh yeah, we always need to ‘have a conversation’, like about race lol

    Mr. Trump’s position is no band-aid. Build a wall like Israel does, keep out undesirables, improve country, enforce immigration laws that already exist.

    A wall’s a pretty formal policy plan, ask obama in the white house with his protective fence around it, no one gets in unless they pass muster.

    “we need to have a conversation…” gimme a break, Trump’s asendancy is the conversation.

    law-abiding folks have had enough, they’re putting the insane left in its place.

    don’t like it, go cry in your safespace and hug a teddy.

    wpa, glad you’re hoping Trump gets in, i’m with ya little buddy.

  43. rapier March 14, 2016 at 6:08 pm #

    First off JHK misidentifies today’s liberals as “the left”. It’s a shame JHK insists on these rehashes of his complaints about liberal and lower class culture. In the big picture they don’t mean a thing. To some large extent they are the result of the divorce of Liberalism from economics.

    It must be understood that it was liberals who ushered in the era of monetarism with the Humphrey Hawkins Full Employment Act of 1978. Wherein the Democratic congress tasked the Fed with giving us full employment, a stable dollar and low inflation. Of course everyone forgets the middle one and so it is called the dual mandate. It is beyond the power of monetary policy to achieve any of these goals as 38 years of history have shown but everyone even liberals still believe they can. Not trusting their own lying eyes but instead the experts the high priests of money.

    If president I will push for a new mandate which is just as impossible to achieve, the Magic Pony Mandate, I propose that all little girls get their very own magic pony like this, but a real live one.

    hasbro.com/common/productimages/en_GB/4d7bdac550569047f57669e1feac60c1/0057fc0c9f538b2d1e864ede5e588…

  44. fodase March 14, 2016 at 6:24 pm #

    Perhaps you should watch a few videos of you precious Donald inciting his followers to get violent with protesters.

    yeah, that’s so much worse than actually threatening Trump supporters in person with bodily harm with their thug presence and rushing the stage to do him bodily harm.

    yeah, what a bully he is.

    btw, where are all the reports of Trump supporters roughing people up, now that he’s inflamed them?

    boo hoo, what a bully, waaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    you lefties are sick, and go crying when someone stands up to you

  45. Cold N. Holefield March 14, 2016 at 6:29 pm #

    don’t like it, go cry in your safespace and hug a teddy.

    Like you’ll do when Hillary becomes POTUS. We’ll make sure to have plenty of tissues on hand for the occasion and a fresh change of underwear since we know you’ll wet and crap your pants.

  46. Cold N. Holefield March 14, 2016 at 6:35 pm #

    with Trump, what you see is what you get.

    Exactly. That’s what I’m talkin’ ’bout!! I see an orange whig sitting atop a fat belly, so that means that’s what we’re getting. Our choices are fake, fake, fake, fake, fake, fake and fake.

  47. Cold N. Holefield March 14, 2016 at 6:38 pm #

    I bet Trump’s a huge supporter and advocate of wind & solar power, right fodase? Ot have you changed your views on that? That was so yesterday? Today’s today?

  48. wpa_ccc March 14, 2016 at 7:24 pm #

    Our choices are fake, fake, fake, fake, fake, fake and authentic independent democratic socialist Sanders.

  49. FincaInTheMountains March 14, 2016 at 7:33 pm #

    Perhaps the withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria is a part of the agreements with the United States. There are rumors of a big deal “Syria in exchange for Ukraine”: Americans weaken control of the Kiev regime, terminate financial support and force Poroshenko to accelerate execution of the Minsk agreements. Russia, in turn, allows States to save face and develop a large-scale offensive in northern Syria with the final attack on the capital city of ISIL Raqqa.

    • wpa_ccc March 14, 2016 at 8:14 pm #

      It is Putin’s surrender … to the reality that the Russian military is powerless to bring about a political solution and the Russian economy is too weak to sustain a prolonged and impotent military misadventure. Putin has only weakened Russia through his poor judgement.

      • FincaInTheMountains March 14, 2016 at 8:43 pm #

        Thanks, wpa, for giving me an opportunity to publish the following:

        There was a meeting held on the military-strategic balance, which openly stated that Russia has a decisive superiority in the air, as the F-22 is vastly inferior to T-50 in weapons, agility, speed, stealth, and Su-47 beats that marvel of American military art even more.

        As for the F-35, it’s just a bomber, not a fighter, and even against the Su-27 has no chance. And all those AIM-9X Sidewinder and AIM-132 ASRAAM are simply means of psychotherapy of a flight crew, as they can not normally function in the conditions of intensive air combat and maneuvering to which the aircraft is still not capable of.

        In general, they just plainly stole most of the development budget like there is no tomorrow.

        The C-300 in combat conditions of Donbass has proven its ability to intercept ballistic missiles Tochka-U and C-500 and A-135 in tests have proven their ability to intercept not only the Trident-II, but the latest American SM-3 missiles. So in these circumstances, the idea-fix of Hillary Clinton about a no-fly zone over Syria ala no-fly zone over Libya sure looks like a reason for hospitalization in a medical institution of a closed type.

      • FincaInTheMountains March 14, 2016 at 9:12 pm #

        Move Over, F-35: Russia Has Raised the Stakes for Next-Generation Fighters

        In a bid to write the rules of aerial warfare, Russia has at least developed blueprints for sixth- and seventh-generation aircraft — planes much more advanced than the fifth-generation jets available today, according to top officials.

        Sukhoi’s production line is humming these days: The state-controlled company recently signed a slew of deals for its Su-35S multirole fighters with Moscow, China and Indonesia. It’s also testing its fifth-generation fighters, the Sukhoi T-50 PAK-FA, which are meant to compete directly with the Lockheed Martin-manufactured F-22 Raptor and likely will enter into service before the end of 2016.

        The T-50, which can reach Mach 4 in seconds, will also carry anti-ship bombs capable of hitting maritime targets over 150 miles away and will have storage space in its fuselage so that the aircraft can fly sorties without appearing armed.

        thefiscaltimes.com/2016/03/02/Move-Over-F-35-Russia-Has-Raised-Stakes-Next-Generation-Fighters

        • snarkmatic9000 March 15, 2016 at 4:25 pm #

          Too bad the US will have a 20:1 numerical advantage in all fighters regardless…so how many T-50s have and will be produced… still wet dreaming, huh? The RussSSR is bankrupt.

  50. JimInFlorida March 14, 2016 at 8:26 pm #

    How long before we hear sound bites, or read headlines, like,

    “American refugees”

    “Long lines at Russian embassy. Whites claiming political persecution”

    “Americans seeking freedom in Russia”

    “Americans fleeing tyranny”

    “Dramatic demographic shift. Mass White Flight out of U.S”

    “Moscow overrun with illegal immigrants from the U.S”

    “Quick facts. What you need to know about the American refugee crisis”

    “White American migrant crisis explained”

    “Mass protests outside Russian embassy in Paris. Hollande calls emergency session to handle American refugee crisis”

    “Ghosts of Saigon – April 1975. American refugee leaps into wheel well of Boeing 777 departing Hartsfield-Jackson for Moscow”

    “U.S. President Hillary Clinton pressures Russian President Putin to extradite all fleeing Americans back to the U.S. White House claims mass exodus violates Hate Crime laws”

    “Putin refuses U.S. demands for extradition of American refugees. President Hillary Clinton calls for new sanctions against Moscow”

    • wpa_ccc March 14, 2016 at 9:11 pm #

      Why “white flight”? We will all be fleeing: Mexican-Americans, Asian-Americans, African-Americans, Muslim-Americans, etc. … all of us.

      But great that you use the correct word “refugees” not “invaders” because those fleeing war, violence, political persecution ARE refugees seeking refuge in a better place outside America.

      • JimInFlorida March 14, 2016 at 10:19 pm #

        No, No, NO! This most definitely is a Straw-That-Broke-The-White Camel’s-Back crisis. Don’t try to deflect from the real problem at hand. Whites will not only be escaping Amerika but, escaping the cancerous multi-cultural hell that has metastasized around them.

        The hypothetical host country in this case, Russia, has every right to place its own legacy citizens FIRST and if American “refugees” have something to offer, great. Otherwise, the moral obligation of any government is to honor the consensus of the established peoples, regarding who should come in or not.

        Whites of European, Scandinavian, British, etc. ancestry are the ONLY GROUPS being imposed upon by unwanted groups i.e. Muslims, Mexicans, 3rd Worlders, etc. It takes extraordinary tyranny to force Whites to accept what they would not accept voluntarily. At some point, either Whites retake their rightful place or escape to another White country that has not surrendered, i.e. Russia.

        The Muslims flooding into the E.U ARE INVADERS. Their Imams declared an Immigration Jihad and they believe they have a Mandate From Allah to invade the E.U. while calling themselves “refugees.” Muammar Gaddafi PREDICTED this would happen A DECADE AGO! Europe is a continent of cowards and is being punished before our eyes. Rapes, murders, robberies, societal disruptions, arrogant demands… Muslims are FERAL ANIMALS.

        “We have 50 million Muslims in Europe. There are signs that Allah will grant Islam victory in Europe—without swords, without guns, without conquest—will turn it into a Muslim continent within a few decades.” -Colonel Gaddafi, April 10, 2006.

        • Janos Skorenzy March 14, 2016 at 10:37 pm #

          Yes, millions of Whites may someday flee across the Bering Straits to Siberia if Russia allows us – but first we fight. Indeed, we are the Indians now.

          Perhaps we can become their sword arm in the Southeast against the Chinese incursion as the Cossack are against the Muslims in the Southwest.

          • BackRowHeckler March 14, 2016 at 10:52 pm #

            Can the Knights Templar be resurrected? the Teutonic Knights? Order of Hospitaltiers?

            brh

          • AKlein March 16, 2016 at 8:20 am #

            Hmmm. Long ago I had a friend from North Dakota. He told me that in North Dakota they have a saying; “40 below keeps out the trash.”

        • outsider March 15, 2016 at 10:26 am #

          The native populations of most Euro countries is well below replacement levels, so, previously Third-Worlders were invited in to do the necessary unskilled dirty work. Now, however, thanks to insipid, arrogant leaders, like Germany’s childless Merkel, the organized trickle has become an unstoppable flood. What incentive do young native Euros even have today to consider children? No doubt many of them are turning an eye to Russia. Prior to Putin, Russia was also having a birth-dearth crisis in the white Russian population. One of his greatest successes has been in turning it around.

  51. fodase March 14, 2016 at 9:03 pm #

    I like the nice no caps subterfuge. Most people won’t know it’s YOU. But I do.

    you need to get unparanoid, it’s silly

    Like I said initially, where are the reports of Trump supporters roughing up protesters?

    you’re the ninny who said Trump is inciting people….

    all we see is leftwing nutjobs crashing his private rallies and physically attacking him and his supporters…

    so far you’ve careened off into ad hominem’s, the refuge of those who have no argument to back them up. time to pony up or put a sock in it.

    I bet Trump’s a huge supporter and advocate of wind & solar power, right fodase? Or have you changed your views on that? That was so yesterday? Today’s today?

    re solar and wind, Denmark currently getting 20% from wind power right now, Spain got 25% of its electricity from the sun today….

    demanda.ree.es/eolicaEng.html

    it’s great technology and advancing in efficiency year by year, what’s your problem with it?

  52. fodase March 14, 2016 at 9:04 pm #

    here’s Denmark realtime electric from wind

    energinet.dk/Flash/Forside/UK/index.html

  53. Cold N. Holefield March 14, 2016 at 9:25 pm #

    wpa said: it’s great technology and advancing in efficiency year by year, what’s your problem with it?

    I have no problem with it. But The Donald does. And please, stay in one sock long enough for me to finish you off. Or better yet, come on over to my place and I’ll mop the floor with you. But use your real ip address, not a proxy server. Since you have my name and address, it’s only fair I have your’s. But I know you’re too chicken for that.

    solartribune.com/where-does-trump-stand-on-solar/

    On January 25th, 2012, @realDonaldTrump tweeted, “After Solyndra, @BarackObama is stil (sic) intent on wasting our tax dollars on unproven technologies and risky companies. He must be accountable.”

    In March of the same year, Trump told Greta Van Sustern of Fox News:

    “Right now, green energy is way behind the times. You look at the windmills that are destroying shorelines all over the world. Economically, they’re not good. It’s a very, very poor form of energy. Solar, as you know, hasn’t caught on because, I mean, a solar panel takes 32 years — it’s a 32-year payback. Who wants a 32-year payback? The fact is, the technology is not there yet. Wind farms are hurting the country.”

    Trump has made no bones about his hatred of wind power, and his feelings about solar seem to be dismissive at best. However, his criticisms seem to be based on outdated information or sheer hyperbole. Where does his vitriol come from?

    His opinion of windpower stems from an unsuccessful legal battle he has fought against an off-shore windpower project near one of his golf resorts in Scotland. Just last month, Scottish courts found that Trump had no grounds for accusing Scottish ministers of illegally agreeing to license the 100MW experimental wind farm.

  54. Cold N. Holefield March 14, 2016 at 9:46 pm #

    First, they came for The Cherokees, and we said nothing. Now, we’re the Cherokees. There is no reversing it. We’ve been had. We are done.

    Cherokee People

    • Janos Skorenzy March 14, 2016 at 10:48 pm #

      You’re batting a thousand musically today (far less in other ways). That beginning! I had an image of myself as the Phantom of the Opera playing that organ and simultaneously (how?) doing an Injun tomahawk dance to the music. Perhaps as I play, my spirit body would dance. Or vice versa.

      A Great Leader rose among the Cherokee a few years ago and expelled the Blacks from the Tribe saying, Those Freed Men will suck you dry. The two talking heads are shocked that anyone would define themselves by blood – as if Blacks don’t and as if Indians don’t too! Somehow they then find a way to blame Whites for Indian racism.

      npr.org/2011/09/20/140630565/americas-2nd-largest-indian-tribe-expels-blacks

      • Cold N. Holefield March 15, 2016 at 7:09 am #

        The Cherokee People are long dead. What remains now in their stead is a pathetic farce. I’ll be doing a blog post on it in the next month called No Reservations.

  55. FincaInTheMountains March 14, 2016 at 9:48 pm #

    Special Access Program (SAP)

    1. The names of each SAP are themselves classified Top Secret because the information within the SAP are far and above Top Secret.

    2. SAP’s are so sensitive that even people who have security clearances giving them access to Top Secret Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI), an enormously high security clearance level, cannot have accesses to a SAP’s unless they receive a special indoctrination into the SAP based on an operational “must know” that exceeds all other “need to know” standards.

    Compromise of a SAP is the single most dangerous security violation that can ever happen to the USA .

    To put SAP information in to an unsecured sever, like Hillary Clinton’s unsecured server, is a class one felony that could, in some cases, result in life in prison.

    That is because such a compromise is so dangerous that it could and likely will result in the death of people protected by and within the scope of the SAP.

    If it is verified that Hillary Clinton’s server actually had SAP information on it, that she could possibly escape indictment and criminal prosecution.

    As hard as it is to imagine, that would even be worse than electing to not prosecute a mass murdering serial killer because even they could not inflict as much damage to our country as the compromise of a SAP

    youtube.com/watch?v=RCEL1Bxp6NA

    • elysianfield March 15, 2016 at 12:42 pm #

      “2. SAP’s are so sensitive that even people who have security clearances giving them access to Top Secret Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI), an enormously high security clearance level, cannot have accesses to a SAP’s unless they receive a special indoctrination into the SAP based on an operational “must know” that exceeds all other “need to know” standards.”

      Yes, SAP’s are marked “burn before reading…”

  56. malthuss March 14, 2016 at 10:26 pm #

    When does GAS become SCARCE?

    • bukowskisghost March 14, 2016 at 10:41 pm #

      Imagine the wresting match. Donald in an orange jumpsuit with a long American flag cape and Hilary wearing mom jeans and and a dashiki. Donald’s ringside manager is that shaved meth head who gives you the crazy eyes at the gas pump, and Hilary’s is the three piece suit with those entitled arrogant eyes from wall st. The ringside announcer is Gerald Celente….. Now help me guys, I cannot think of a good ref or the title of the match.

    • wpa_ccc March 14, 2016 at 10:41 pm #

      GAS will NEVER become SCARCE. If demand goes up, the price will go up and scarcity won’t happen. The planet is swimming in gas which should never be used in any event to prevent environmental deterioration. Before existing supplies are used they will be completely replaced by zero emission sustainable alternative energy sources. Those are the reasons GAS will NEVER become SCARCE.

  57. AHtheHumanity March 14, 2016 at 10:41 pm #

    The “establishment” has been defined in this morning’s CFN as various rackets that have been translated into dogma perpetuating a politically correct consensus. This race for power has been defined as promoting the anti-establishment candidate. Trump has said he rejects political correctness. Who in their right mind would ever think criminals would give up their power easily? And when did calling out an illegal act become shameful? Cops having guns and touching people who are obviously not promoting peaceful demonstration is now frowned upon. Trump has been more open to protesters coming INSIDE his venues than Bush. Bush had fenced off zones far away from the cameras during his campaigns. Trump gives the protester camera time. ALL the candidates have personal security paid by the tax payers because of our American history with assassination. The view perpetuated by the establishment that America is somehow ordained by God to be above a “Third World” at this time is ignoring reality. Who is investing in America anymore? Who believes that our political leaders are not in mortal danger every day?

    The NAACP verified this blog post by defining a set of common words to define criminal behavior as inflammatory and code for “black man” by racists. I know for a fact that racism has been cultivated within the black communities because they have been educated to not trust any Caucasian in an authoritarian position; teachers, ministers, politicians, police, judges, lawyers. How can a black person ever possibly succeed in life with this kind of mentality? Would Obama even exist within his own “colored” establishment? Is it any wonder that most people of color would self destruct and commit suicide in their cells and on the streets when things get rough? There’s a verifiable code of silence practiced in the ghettos of America…yes GHETTO…BARRIO…SLUM…SKID ROW…JUNGLE..etc. A place where no one wants to live but HAS to live. Since Trump comes from a history of converting derelict properties and neighborhoods into areas safer for human habitation and commerce, why wouldn’t he appeal to the average persons desires for an American makeover? Kunstler’s been talking about this makeover for decades now. He’s also predicted the breakup of a major political party.

    I know there are nicer words for stealing like larceny; however, when you’re talking in a way to unite everyone and not just a bunch of lawyers sitting behind desks in D.C….use the common language…even it’s deemed CRUDE.

    • pequiste March 15, 2016 at 1:34 am #

      Donald Trump’s political discourse (yes, I know it is a bit of a stretch to give it that label) should be considered as an ice-breaker vessel in the ice locked Arctic Ocean in late January.

      Through the use of euphemism, obfuscation, puffery, fluffery, mendacity, and any other parlour trick they can come up with, the em-effs in-charge (politics, media, academia, economy, law, medicine, education) have had the serfs, slaves and lumpen-proles on a very short language leash and in the crate, for centuries and millenia . In the American experience I would submit, politically, since Kennedy got the rub-out in Dallas.

      Similar to the Catholic CHurch having their bible, The Vulgate, in Latin which the lumpen couldn’t read and therefore could not know what was in there. One simply had to take it on the priests’ word and authority that the “offering” was compulsory.

      Only the power of mono-syllabic Anglo-Saxon vocabulary is able to get through the frozen ice sheet of bullshit many meters thick and get through the lumpen brain-fog of cheeze doodles & beer, football, and porn.

      The same ice-breaker of simple clear agitation language -“liar” “loser” “failure” etc. has an effect on those being called out- to scare them enough to soil themselves. And boy (sexist/rayciss?) are they scared. Even Pope Frankie.

      The Donald needs to be careful.

  58. wpa_ccc March 14, 2016 at 10:49 pm #

    Does Trump believe in open carry at his “private” public events?

    I’m waiting for armed Nation of Islam or armed Black Panthers to show up to keep the peace among the white savages, to keep 78 year old white sucker puncher thugs from smashing in anybody’s face.

  59. BackRowHeckler March 14, 2016 at 10:50 pm #

    Check out the fine, outstanding citizens who launched an armed assault on the police station in Prince George’s County, Maryland last nite .. and filmed it!

    It seems to have been a ‘family thang!’

    What’s it all about, Alphie …?

    brh

  60. beantownbill. March 15, 2016 at 12:01 am #

    Tomorrow we’ll find out more about who the people want to be the Republican nominee.

    Rubio doesn’t have “it”- whatever “it” means – to achieve the presidency; he’s not the Clara Bow of candidates, that’s for sure. He’s probably permanently screwed himself by staying in the race, continually attacking Trump rather than pushing hard for his platform. Losing your home state by a two to one margin is a killer for a politician’s career. He should have dropped out after Super Tuesday, and he would have had a viable career.

    I hope Kasich (sp.?) loses Ohio because then he’d most likely drop out. Winning, which he has a good chance of doing, will just drag out his campaign longer.

    Cruz really creeps me out. People are scared of President Trump, but they should be terrfied of a President Cruz. That he has gathered the support he has speaks poorly of the American public. The guy’s weird.

    • BackRowHeckler March 15, 2016 at 12:11 am #

      Hey Bill,

      How come not one Boston BB team made the NCAA tournament?

      Whither goest thow, Boston College?

      Yes, yes, Holy Cross is in, but aren’t they in Worchester? Does that count?

      brh

      • beantownbill. March 15, 2016 at 12:23 am #

        ’cause our teams weren’t good enough. Maybe there’ll be a few changes in schools’ recruitment departments. Holy Cross, to me isn’t a Boston school.

    • elysianfield March 15, 2016 at 12:51 pm #

      Bill,
      At this point, I expect no republican will be dropping out…by remaining in the race,, they may be able to siphon off enough delegates to deny Trump a first vote victory…then a brokered convention will appoint/anoint.

      • elysianfield March 15, 2016 at 12:52 pm #

        Small “r” Republican intentional.

  61. Janos Skorenzy March 15, 2016 at 12:14 am #

    The Right to Assemble

    Hateful Heretic
    The Right Stuff
    March 15, 2016

    As everyone who would dare to read an article on this right-wing hate site knows, property rights mean nothing without the right to use physical force. If I can’t express my claim to my wallet over that of a pickpocket (who was totally going to college and just getting his life together) via the medium of my fists, then my wallet isn’t mine. It’s his. He gets to take it, and if I try to stop him, I go to jail. That’s why we all recognize the UK’s criminalization of self defense as a human rights violation.

    This includes when the thief has not physically attacked you. The thief has intruded on your property rights in a way that can only be repelled by physical force, and that is what gives you the moral right to use it.

    What about the right to assemble? The left’s tactic of “no-platforming,” which they’ve now used successfully on everyone from Christina Hoff Summers (m’lady) to Donald Trump, is to infiltrate and disrupt a peaceful assembly so that it cannot proceed unless physical removal (so to speak) occurs. This isn’t a “protest.” This is an attack on people’s ability to assemble. It’s as much an attack on their rights as breaking and entering is.

    An actual protest is speech, and thus can be countered by speech. It can be answered with boring editorials in magazines only old people read. It can be counter-protested. No-platformers give you only two choices: Either you hand over your assembly to them, or you use physical force. Every single conservative decrying the use of force (and no, we’re not talking about the one guy who punched a no-platformer that had already been restrained) against the hired muscle that MoveOn and BLM used to no-platform Trump in Chicago is advocating for the right of raging liberals to take over any political assembly of their choosing. You think they’ll stop with Trump?

    • tucsonspur March 15, 2016 at 12:56 am #

      Yes, he needs to grab the wallet that says ” bad mother fucker ” and pay the consequences. ( from “Pulp Fiction” )

      • pequiste March 15, 2016 at 2:02 am #

        My right to self defense is natural and eternal. My Glock says so too.

        The right to peaceable assembly is a blessing of the Founding Fathers of the nation.

        If protesters decide to violate the peaceable part of the compact between civil parties of differing political beliefs then a natural consequence of the act becomes the potential for violence.

        “Civilization – a coat of paint that washes away when the rain falls.”
        Auguste Rodin

        “A hard rains gonna fall”

        Bob Dylan

        youtube.com/watch?v=-ex-m-eEKsg

        • Cold N. Holefield March 15, 2016 at 7:02 am #

          You Toughs with the guns are nowhere to be found when “they” bring the fight to you proving the guns are for show or to kill innocents.

          A man’s weapons, and his pampered pick-up truck and/or SUV, are a reflection of his deep-seated insecurity.

          • pequiste March 15, 2016 at 10:33 am #

            This from one who fantasizes about assuming the role of a black robber-murderer convict from Baltimore?

          • Cold N. Holefield March 15, 2016 at 1:59 pm #

            You can’t steal what was already stolen just as you can’t murder what is already dead. Omar lived by a Code. Something anathema to you and your ilk. His being Black has nothing to do with it. And it’s not a fantasy. It’s a what-if. The chances of that what-if ever coming to fruition are a little above 0%. But that wasn’t the point. The point was, or is rather, I loathe you and your kind and I have more in common with Omar, and more respect for Omar, than I have for you and your kind.

  62. Piper Michael March 15, 2016 at 12:48 am #

    James, its been awhile.

    Being educated with two engineering degrees, and having been replaced with H1b’s, I am sorry to say, America is in need of a hero. And the Elite, as we say down south; Need killing.

    Sometimes hero’s come in weird packages, and The Last Trump of God is no fluke. He is the loud sound playing the whirlwind, as the Elite have sewed the wind, and now reap what they have sewed. Trump is God’s answer to Elite traitorous perfidy, why? Because He always uses weirdos to accomplish His purposes. It is not that Trump is a godly pious man, oh no, but he is a Warrior on a Godly mission. He is the enemy of my enemy, and thus, my friend.

    The more openly obnoxious he is towards The Establishment, the better I like it, because it is infinitely less than they deserve. The doctrine of political correctness has delivered into the state of the Deranged Mind, a mind that can no longer fend for itself. Every word that comes out of their mouths, causes our hero to shine brighter.

    All we need now, are Knights of the Last Trump to stand up in defense of the rallies, and draw swords against the Soros protesters. The media will go mad.
    he he he.
    (Popcorn already purchased. Preps ya know…)

  63. wpa_ccc March 15, 2016 at 1:06 am #

    Trump is a liar. Compare his printed 7 point health care plan with what he said on 60 Minutes.

    Obamacare will be repealed, premiums will go up, and health insurance underwriters can DENY INSURANCE FOR PREEXISTING CONDITIONS AND/OR CHARGE OUTRAGEOUSLY HIGH PREMIUMS.

    In other words, people are going to “slip through the cracks” and die on the street. Read Trump’s actual proposals. Don’t be conned by the con artist liar.

    • cbeard March 15, 2016 at 10:35 am #

      wpa_ccc, You need to take the previous post from Piper Michael to heart. No one cares. I sure as hell don’t.

  64. wpa_ccc March 15, 2016 at 1:10 am #

    All this Soros bashing is not fact-based. Soros has only given $40 million to superpacs. Conservatives scream bloody murder.

    On the coservative side the Koch brothers alone have given $880 million.

  65. pequiste March 15, 2016 at 2:35 am #

    The social justice jihadis have scored another crushing defeat of sense and American history.

    Harvard University’s law school is going to remove the crest of the Royall family from the school’s escutcheon. It’s the 18th and 19th century slave owning connection of the Royall family’s endowment that upsets the famous institution. So remove the offending bundles of harvested wheat they shall and come up with something more inclusive and more reflective of the current diverse body of the faculty and students.

    today.law.harvard.edu/harvard-corporation-agrees-to-retire-hls-shield/

    Revisionist history and erasure of the past demands this.
    Are they going to return the original land grant or the value (with interest?) I wonder (soto voce: no fucking way jack!)

    Let’s try this:

    Begin with removing the latin word VE – RI – TAS ( on the books), from the chief field. Replace instead with three laptops that have the words MEnDACIUM – ET – DIVITIIS, one word on each computer screen. The “veritas” about the lawyers profession. N’est pas?

    Replacing on the main part of the escutcheon the offending bundles of wheat with one golf club, ball and hole flag, a bag of gold, and a yacht: the real objectives of a law degree especially from the esteemed Harvard. The particulars would need be addressed by a hierophant of the herald’s art.

    Next would be that Harvard Business School logo with that cross on the escutcheon – revolting. Offensive to YKW and Mohamme dans, Buddhists, Hindus and Dindus et. al.

    It’s just a small symptom of a society that, as Jim points out frequently, is entirely bozotroleum-fucking-crazy.

  66. BackRowHeckler March 15, 2016 at 4:46 am #

    “Russia Begins to Pull Out of Syria” — WSJ lead story, 3/15/2016.

    So much for the ‘quagmire’ Putin was sinking into in the ME.

    brh

  67. BackRowHeckler March 15, 2016 at 4:48 am #

    and I would add,

    ‘Mission Accomplished’

    brh

    • Cold N. Holefield March 15, 2016 at 7:20 am #

      Those shit stains on your nose are permanent, by the way. Spoken like a True Veteran — always obeisant and respectful to power and authority regardless of the “side.” A man blindly obeisant to power & authority is no man at all.

      • elysianfield March 15, 2016 at 1:00 pm #

        Cold,
        And did you serve, or merely “shovel shit in Louisiana” ?

        • Cold N. Holefield March 15, 2016 at 1:46 pm #

          No, I didn’t serve and I will not let my son or daughter serve. From a very early age I have discussed with them why they shouldn’t. They wouldn’t be serving their country — they would be fighting and dying for Oligarchs, and only idiots fight and die for Oligarchs.

          • snarkmatic9000 March 15, 2016 at 4:40 pm #

            So true. To paraphrase: patriotism is the last refuge of the desperate, it the poor who are sacrificed, in addition to the blind.

          • elysianfield March 15, 2016 at 7:44 pm #

            Cold,
            In my youth I believed otherwise, but now I have the same attitude regarding “sacrifice “. Is this the vaunted wisdom of old age, or the cynicism that comes with old age?

          • Cold N. Holefield March 16, 2016 at 6:50 am #

            Age definitely plays a part. I almost joined the Air Force in my youth. I’m happy I didn’t. I had no one to guide me or mentor me at the time. My parents were incapable of any form of consultation or mentoring or guidance. Thankfully, some crotchety, burned-out Air Force physician, after probing my rectum for any sign of anal fissures, disqualified me because several months prior I busted my hand (Boxer’s Fracture) after putting it through a wall one drunken night.

  68. toktomi March 15, 2016 at 5:10 am #

    Jim says, “…when it literally goes to war with itself.”

    Well, that certainly appears to be the objective.

    If that is the objective then it must be based on a plan to have the populace self-depopulate by violent means.

    And if that is the case then a well armed populace would be very effective in getting the job done.

    And if there was a desire to get the populace more heavily armed what would be an effective strategy for that? How about getting the Pres to periodically announce intentions to increase gun control laws and measures but to never do it?

    Welcome to Thunderdome and a poor substitute for a bio-engineered pandemic.

    just musing,

    ~toktomi~

    • Cold N. Holefield March 15, 2016 at 7:04 am #

      Excellent comment. The best one yet to this blog post.

      • Sean Coleman March 15, 2016 at 12:11 pm #

        And here I must intervene. There have been quite a few good posts here but this is one of the dafter ones. Conspiracy nonsense.

  69. FincaInTheMountains March 15, 2016 at 6:39 am #

    Russia achieved the main goal in Syria – made the war unprofitable

    Unpredictability is one the main qualities of a leader. Actually, there are two main qualities: first – the leader is able to express the aspirations of the people, and the second – making it in a completely unpredictable way.

    While our friends and partners are still trying to make sense of the changes, the world is already living in a new political reality, where the combined Syrian opposition welcomes Russian President’s decision. A reasonable question arises: what Russian troops have accomplished in Syria? The first answer, which lies on the surface, they helped B. Assad to remain in power, keep control of the country and avoid chaos. Lead hand at the negotiating table? Very good.

    But the main achievement, of course, is the change in cash flows of a military conflict.

    ISIS was primarily a highly successful business structure. Making money on oil and weapons smuggling, antiquities looted from museums, extortion, slave trade and transit of refugees.

    Russian Air Force Group destroyed bloody, but profitable business, the situation returned to the standard: if you want to fight, – pay out of your own pocket: in case of victory – make money, in case of defeat – swallow your losses.

    To restore “business” after the withdrawal of Russian troops would be a complete madness. Putin could always fly back again and demolish it all. There is other problem – ISIL “business partners” have become completely exposed and the international community is closely following transit by tankers, accounts and other necessary business attributes.

    • Sticks-of-TNT March 15, 2016 at 7:07 am #

      In addition to the opportunity to test and train his military under realtime combat conditions, Putin gets the not insignificant benefit of demonstrating his advanced weapon systems and technology to a worldwide market. The purchase orders flood in from China, North Korea and third world countries. The Russian treasury and gold reserves continue to grow. Putin is dumb like the proverbial fox.

      -Sticks

      • Cold N. Holefield March 15, 2016 at 7:15 am #

        As his people starve and Russia’s infrastructure continues to crumble. His gold reserves continue to diminish with the price of oil so low and now that his Trojan Horse Trump is looking less and less likely to be the next POTUS, oil will remain low for quite some time. Putin is on the ropes. Syria was always a bridge too far for the little man who couldn’t.

        • FincaInTheMountains March 15, 2016 at 10:04 am #

          Cold, feeling grumpy?

          Best of Moscow:

          youtube.com/watch?v=Wkcyn1h06Yw

          Enjoy.

          • pequiste March 15, 2016 at 10:44 am #

            NIce video. Moscow is on the definite to-do list with along with St Petersburg and perhaps the Trans-Siberian railroad.

            Another very great people of history, learning, science and art.

            I cannot imagine why we – the USA – are not pals with the Russians. Friendly competition and cooperation would be fantastic for both peoples and countries.

            The Mil-Indus-Complex and War Parties couldn’t make “$uch a killing” if we were allies and friends.

          • outsider March 15, 2016 at 10:59 am #

            I did enjoy it, Fincaln. But I also despair that Moscow has apparently become like any other traffic-clogged US city – except its roads look newer and better. Could Walmart be far behind? Or is it already there? I wonder if Russia has allowed its public transportation infrastructure to fall into disrepair as has happened here?

        • snarkmatic9000 March 15, 2016 at 4:44 pm #

          Russia is an economic basket case circling the drain, and Putin the last vainglorious hurrah of 2 failed states. I like the Russian people, but they are being duped.

  70. Cold N. Holefield March 15, 2016 at 6:57 am #

    BRH said: So much for the ‘quagmire’ Putin was sinking into in the ME.

    The best way out of a quagmire is to cut n run like a coward — a coward that for the past six months dropped bombs on women and children and never accomplished its objective of knocking out the infamous Daesh.

    Any time you’re ready, brh, I’m right here waiting. What are you waiting for? If you think you can, bring it on. No weapons, though. Just you and me and our bare hands. Unlike you, I won’t pretend to be hospitable. I won’t offer you a beer. Your deceit is ignoble and cowardly.

    • BackRowHeckler March 15, 2016 at 9:25 am #

      Huh?

      What’s this all about?

      brh

      • wpa_ccc March 15, 2016 at 11:01 am #

        Must be a rehearsal for toktomi’s Thunderdome games. Don’t tke it personally. Coldsoka is just stirring the shit.

        • BackRowHeckler March 15, 2016 at 11:13 am #

          Yeah WPA, that took me by surprise.

          What I meant to say is it seems Putin’s goal was to prop up the Assad regime in Syria, and in this he seems to have been successful (for the time being)

          In that WSJ article even the CIA and State Dept. expressed surprise at the abrupt Russian turnabout. Maybe the reason is is the weak Russian economy; its got to be expensive to keep forces like that in Syria, and fly over 5000 missions.

          brh

        • Cold N. Holefield March 15, 2016 at 1:36 pm #

          tke?

  71. alphie March 15, 2016 at 9:59 am #

    Thanks Jim (pause for shouts of “get him out! get him out!)

    Don’t worry I’ll see my way out. And I’ll be ready to duck as I’m leaving

  72. Warren March 15, 2016 at 10:04 am #

    The two party system is corrupt and brittle, and imploding. Social upheaval is happening.

    People are not voting Trump or Sanders because they want these two, they are voting to tear down or “Bern Down” that system, in the hope that something better will arise, because what we have right now is not working for the majority of the country.

  73. FincaInTheMountains March 15, 2016 at 10:35 am #

    Taking in consideration that General Breedlove left his post and new NATO Secretary General will be appointed in the new situation, we should recognize that everything is logical: Obama once again returned to power in the United States and Obama always tried to save Assad from Hillary and her hangers-on Saudi Arabia and Turkey, and the operation of Russian Air Force in Syria has reached all its objectives.

    Indeed, Obama has contributed to the rescue of Assad no less than Putin, in the sense that it was more difficult for him because of his proximity to the epicenter of Clintonism.

    Assad, who was almost the last barrier to the successful ISIL outbreak of World War IV, was saved by incredible efficiency of Russian Air operation that forced the Syrian opposition to the negotiating table.

    Now the Americans could take their turn dealing with the remains of ISIS in Raqqa, Russian planes will be soon be needed in Gorlovka and Yasinovataya and pilots need some R&R during the season of sandstorms in ME.

  74. FincaInTheMountains March 15, 2016 at 11:19 am #

    We were born to make a fairy tale come true,
    Overcome space and time,
    We were given steel hand-wings
    Instead of the heart – a flaming engine

    youtube.com/watch?v=mQioO4CZ7z0

  75. Q. Shtik March 15, 2016 at 11:21 am #

    and now that his Trojan Horse Trump is looking less and less likely to be the next POTUS – Cold N.

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

    Cold, where do you get this notion?

  76. volodya March 15, 2016 at 11:50 am #

    Somebody said not too long ago, imagine that all the people that were crossing the border illegally into the USA were lawyers and teachers.

    If this were the case and if you had asked teachers unions and bar associations why they’re not welcoming with open arms and generosity all those highly educated and highly intelligent illegals coming here with so much to contribute, the answer would be this: it is self evident, either we have a country or we don’t.

    Teachers unions and bar associations have a lot of pull. So that border would have got shut down pretty quick, without too much discussion, no, not much at all, I mean, what’s to discuss?

  77. Q. Shtik March 15, 2016 at 12:01 pm #

    It could be as bad as having Kunstler for president. – K-Dog

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

    Yeah, Jim would have the brown people speaking Standard American English within 4 years…. OR ELSE!!

    I’m down wit dat.

  78. fodase March 15, 2016 at 12:20 pm #

    But use your real ip address, not a proxy server. Since you have my name and address, it’s only fair I have your’s. But I know you’re too chicken for that.

    shouldn’t you be lunging at Trump at a private rally, to quash anyone’s right to disagree with you??

    today’s your chance to vote hillary, btw

    you’re a scary guy

    solar and wind power rock, despite lunatics like cold

  79. Cold N. Holefield March 15, 2016 at 1:19 pm #

    it seems Putin’s goal was

    The operative word for the Communist Apologist who typed this is “seems.” You should have your military pension and benefits stripped for traitorously lending tacit support to a KGB agent who’s goal was, and probably still is, to annihilate you and your progeny.

    It’s the epitome of apologia — to improvisationally make up the goal once Putin abruptly exits Syria, and of course that hastily improvised goal paints Putin and Russia in the most positive light possible.

    Sorry, but I have no respect for a former veteran who sucks Putin’s and Russia’s ass out of spite for the “nigger” in the White House. You are not a person of principle. Partisans never are. The enemy of your enemy is your friend. Keep believing it. Maybe it’ll come true if you believe it earnestly enough and long enough.

  80. Cold N. Holefield March 15, 2016 at 1:24 pm #

    Finca, I didn’t bother clicking on your links. I don’t have time to waste on Potemkin Villages like Moscow. Russia is a feeble shadow of its former greatness. The Soviet built and maintained things, at least until they could no longer. Putin and his fellow Kleptocrats don’t even bother — instead, they opt to build Potemkin Villages like Moscow and Sochi. The Little People are just a means to an end and therefore expendable and taken for granted.

  81. Janos Skorenzy March 15, 2016 at 1:29 pm #

    During a formal debate about renewable energy, a Black debate team endorsed White genocide saying White Lives threatened Blacks. And that Black Life demanded White death.

    Don’t laugh – this is what the Far Left has believed for generations. It certainly is what Doug advocated. And you thought it was al going to work out! You was wrong.

    dailystormer.com/black-debater-at-harvard-openly-calls-for-genocide-of-the-white-race/

    • Cold N. Holefield March 15, 2016 at 1:33 pm #

      Yes, this is what fodase/wpa supports with its (and IT is an IT) hard-on for solar & wind power despite their man Trump being dead-set against such failed (in his words) technologies.

    • elysianfield March 16, 2016 at 12:43 pm #

      “a Black debate team endorsed White genocide saying White Lives threatened Blacks. And that Black Life demanded White death.”

      Janos,
      As you might have opined…”Ah Devil…you have shown yourself….”

      This call for racial conflict is rarely openly stated but well understood in the thinly-veiled racist attitude of many Ghetto Blacks. I am not surprised at the sentiment, but only the public airing of this obviously racist, unsupportable position. This is not anything new, as the hatred for whites was evident in the 60’s….nothing has changed in the last 50 years nor, do I expect the tempering of racial animus in the next 50…

      The issues surrounding economic/political degradation in this country are minor considering the major threat of social disorder that will come with the decline.

  82. Cold N. Holefield March 15, 2016 at 1:30 pm #

    its got to be expensive to keep forces like that in Syria, and fly over 5000 missions.

    CNN showed one of those missions yesterday. It was a “double-tap” bombing run on a fruit stand in bumfuck Syria. Thirteen people were killed — amongst them two children and one woman. They were fucking buying and selling fruits and vegetables and the kids were playing in the fucking street. Yeah, I’d say it’s expensive.

  83. Cold N. Holefield March 15, 2016 at 1:42 pm #

    Don’t tke it personally.

    Why would he tke (take that Bitch!) it personally? He’s the one who told me to take everything that’s typed here with a grain of salt. Maybe it’s time you all followed your own advice, good friends that you are.

    Me? I have no friends here and want no friends here. I’m stronger than all twenty of you socks put together — and you know it. And unlike you dirty birds, I have a blog with over 120 blog posts and counting.

    Considering that, I have a blog post I need to start and complete. I’m not sure of the title yet, but it will be about why and how Trump will be great for Climate Change.

    • Pogo March 16, 2016 at 3:15 pm #

      Yeah, all that hot air from Trump is sure to change the climate.

  84. Cold N. Holefield March 15, 2016 at 1:51 pm #

    Trump reminds me of Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev. Perhaps this is why Putin admires him so much.

    “Woe to the country that needeth a hero.”

    If you’re in need of a hero, you’re already toast.

    • FincaInTheMountains March 15, 2016 at 4:56 pm #

      Khrushchev was a great traitor who committed a Nazi coup in Russia in 1953. Luckily, he was removed in 1963, but not before he caused a great damage, including destruction of private farming and private small and medium enterprise in Russia.

    • FincaInTheMountains March 15, 2016 at 5:12 pm #

      By 1953 in the USSR there were 114,000 private cooperatives, shops and enterprises of different directions – from the food to the metalworking and from jewelry to the chemical industry.

      They employed about 2 million people, which produced almost 6% of the GDP of the USSR. Private enterprises produced 40% of furniture, 70% of the metal ware, more than a third of all knitwear, almost all of the children’s toys.

      In the private business sector of the economy under Stalin was about hundred design offices, 22 experimental laboratories and 2 research institutes.

      Private farming output in some areas constituted about 2/3 (66%) of total Soviet agricultural production.

  85. FincaInTheMountains March 15, 2016 at 4:09 pm #

    “It’s the epitome of apologia — to improvisationally make up the goal once Putin abruptly exits Syria, and of course that hastily improvised goal paints Putin and Russia in the most positive light possible.” == Cold

    Well, not so “improvisationally” after all – Russia since the beginning of all that mess tried to put everybody to negotiating table.

    Finally, when Russia’s had it with bunch of impudent terrorists – you don’t want to do it on your own good will, we’ll force you (or whoever remains), and after 6 months of persistent persuasion finally put everybody (or whoever remained) to negotiating table.

    Time to get some well deserved R&R.

  86. San Jose March 15, 2016 at 5:12 pm #

    I was very surprised to learn that Russia is pulling out of Syria. I just read a fascinating book, “The Billion Dollar Spy” by Pulitzer Prize winning author, David E. Hoffman. It’s a true account of how the CIA operated in Moscow during the cold war and how they ran a spy named Tolkachev, who worked at a Soviet military design bureau.

    Has anyone out in CFN read any great non-fiction lately? I’m always on the lookout for good books.

    Jen in San Jose

    • Cold N. Holefield March 15, 2016 at 7:57 pm #

      I read an essay by Orwell the other day entitled Shooting An Elephant. Amongst other things, it speaks to the power of The Genius of the Crowd.

      Maybe look for a collection of non-fiction essays so you can get a diversity. Try the latest edition of The Norton Reader. I’m rereading mine from my college days — and loving it.

    • elysianfield March 16, 2016 at 12:47 pm #

      Jen,
      Just yesterday finished the book you referenced. Try to find “The Forgotten Soldier” by Guy Sajer

      • San Jose March 17, 2016 at 4:14 pm #

        Thanks for the suggestion Elysianfield! Heading out to the library today.

        Jen in San Jose

  87. wpa_ccc March 15, 2016 at 6:32 pm #

    Scorecard

    0 … Russian Miltary
    1 … Mujahideen

    0 … Russian Military
    1 … Daesh

  88. NorthernLights March 15, 2016 at 6:37 pm #

    Jim while I respect and enjoy your view on things, I must say that working in the engineering and education field for 30 years, some of the stupidest people I have met were “educated”.

    When I started up here in Canada we made things and with it people could leave high school and have a job that you could raise a family on. Not everyone needed to be “educated”. I now find that many of the so called recently educated are more indoctrinated and carry an attitude of superiority and entitlement.

    I find so many of these type of people mocking trump and his supporters. I just see people who have been screwed by socialism and the taxes that come with it and the global race to the bottom called globalism.

    Maybe they see Trump as the only way out. Maybe they are educated “enough” to see the B.S. Coming from Bernie, Hillary, Cruz and Rubio.

    • malthuss March 15, 2016 at 7:23 pm #

      Educated for what purpose?

      Does education matter?

      Van Jones and Dan Savage talk at colleges in USA.

      • elysianfield March 16, 2016 at 6:23 pm #

        Malthuss,
        Permit me to repeat an old refrain…
        “You can go to your College, you can go to your school,
        But if you don’t know Jesus(Allah/et al),
        You’re an educated fool….

  89. Frankiti March 15, 2016 at 7:31 pm #

    Bernt… toasted.
    Have some pride (not the LGBTQ-XYZ kind) and drop out Bernie…

    • wpa_ccc March 15, 2016 at 7:42 pm #

      LOL!

      In your dreams… Bernie will fight Hillary all the way to the convention and will beat Hillary in some western states. Hillary should drop out or at least suspend her campaign until her legal problems are resolved.

      • Cold N. Holefield March 15, 2016 at 7:51 pm #

        And then when he doesn’t, as Q. Shtik wisely pointed out, you’ll promptly insert your entire head up Hillary’s ass and tell us how wonderful the view is from the depths of her soiled, sullied and septic sphincter.

        • Frankiti March 15, 2016 at 8:03 pm #

          don’t engage it, equivocation born from duplicitousness is a significant trait of protracted trolling.

          • Cold N. Holefield March 15, 2016 at 8:09 pm #

            True. Good point. I’m off to watch The Sopranos for the second time. I haven’t seen it in years. It’s different, but still highly entertaining, the second time around. This time I’m watching with my son. It’s a right of passage. An education. A real education.

  90. Cold N. Holefield March 15, 2016 at 7:48 pm #

    I have a strong feeling this is St. Joseph’s year to win the NCAA Tournament as the Cinderella Team. Too bad my father passed away this past Fall. He didn’t live long enough to see the team he once played for finally win the Tournament. Not that it would have registered since he had severe dementia and all he could think about was his Glory Days and cake and cookies. Of course, much has changed since his day on the court; The uniforms, the style of play and, most especially, the color of the players’ skin.

    Go Saint Joseph’s!

  91. fodase March 15, 2016 at 7:51 pm #

    Yes, this is what fodase/wpa supports with its (and IT is an IT) hard-on for solar & wind power despite their man Trump being dead-set against such failed (in his words) technologies

    i think the problem is you’re just plain dunderheaded. i love solar and wind, and I also love Trump.

    He’s right about immigration, muslims and other shyte, he may be wrong about solar and wind.

    fucking get a clue, you give yourself way too much kredit when it comes to conspiracies

    you sound an awful lot like that twerp who threatened several of us with death by knife for our opinions

    hence a likely supporter of anti-Trump thugs

    • Cold N. Holefield March 15, 2016 at 8:05 pm #

      I would never threaten anyone. Quit shivering and hug your Teddy instead of wearing one.

      Thank you for your support of Donald Trump and for pledging your vote from South America. Or is it Greece? It seems as though it’s a different country every year with you, but rarely your beloved America until your beloved Donald makes it great again.

      Trump’s right about wind and solar too, nimrod. He’s right about everything. What you see with Trump is not only what you get, but also a very wealthy man with many palaces and many servants. America’s version of Silvio Berlusconi. No wonder Putin loves him. Putin and Berlusconi are best friends — often dining with one another when Putin visits Italy since Russia pretty much owns half of it and no doubt with Trump as POTUS Putin will in no time own half of America if not more.

      • Janos Skorenzy March 16, 2016 at 1:49 am #

        But the White Race will go on, and with it Civilization and your precious Capitalism. The Capitalists you like want to bring down Civilization and rule like Lords with the whole planet as their fiefdom.

  92. fodase March 15, 2016 at 8:15 pm #

    Cold Hole states: “I would never threaten anyone.”

    You are definitely retarded, here is your threat of two hours ago:

    Or better yet, come on over to my place and I’ll mop the floor with you.

    big tough guy, huh. LOL

    sorry you’re jealous people can travel a lot, like to Greece or South America. sounds like you never been out of Peoria lol…

    try working hard if you want to travel and experience other cultures, instead of idle threats we’re supposed to be scared of. LOL

    clear you love trying to intimidate others into your point of view, good luck with that! maybe sign up with BLM or another SJW turdball group? lol

    Trump crushing it in Florida! Crushing it in NC!

    All hail the New Champeen of the World! (tip o’ the hat to Classy Freddy Vlassey!)

  93. fodase March 15, 2016 at 8:18 pm #

    Thank you for your support of Donald Trump and for pledging your vote from South America. Or is it Greece?

    you’re welcome, it’s called an absentee ballot.

    you don’t even know the basics of how the US presidential election is carried out

    lol, you must’ve been really mistreated as a kid, mr. tough guy

    • Cold N. Holefield March 15, 2016 at 10:17 pm #

      Why should I know the basics of voting if I don’t vote or care to vote?

      Absentee Ballet — what a joke. If you can’t be here to vote, then you shouldn’t be voting or shouldn’t be allowed to vote unless you’re in the service.

      If you love America so much and want to make it great again then get your ass back to it and lend it your productivity rather than criticizing it from afar like a coward.

  94. Q. Shtik March 15, 2016 at 8:29 pm #

    Rubio is giving his concession speech as we speak/type. There is nothing more pathetic and lame than a concession speech. Just once I’d like someone to step to the podium with and angry scowl on his face and say “I am REALLY pissed…… I am fucking pissed off” and call his opponent a total fucking asshole….. and “if he thinks I’m going to support him in the general he’s fucking crazy…… I’d rather go down on Hillary’s foul twat than support HIM.”

    He’s still talking. I have the sound muted what could he possibly be saying?

  95. fodase March 15, 2016 at 8:36 pm #

    Trump crushing it in Missouri, 50%!!!!

    fuck you GOPe/democrats, it’s about time

  96. wpa_ccc March 15, 2016 at 9:24 pm #

    Trump 40% in Missouri, 45% elsewhere.

    That means 55% to 60% of REPUBLICANS DID NOT VOTE FOR TRUMP.

    Let’s all welcome presidential nominee Kasich who will be nominated at the REPUBLICAN convention.

  97. Frankiti March 15, 2016 at 9:57 pm #

    I felt a great disturbance in the farce, as if millennials voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.

  98. wpa_ccc March 15, 2016 at 11:50 pm #

    Go Bernie!

    He gave a one hour and two minutes speech at a HUGE rally in Phoenix to people tired of Billionaires running the country, to people who know we can do so much better. Bernie is telling the truth and igniting a political revolution to deal with the realities of American society today.

    Truth is we have a corrupt campaign financing system. Bernie has over five million small donors. We are going to overturn Citizens United, stop voter suppression, end the influence of oligarchic billionaires who want to buy elections.

    Truth is it is a rigged economy of unacceptable wealth inequality when the richest 20 people own as much as the bottom 50% of 150 million workers. The Walton family pays Walmart workers minimum wage and need government assistance. The Waltons need to get off welfare and pay a living wage of $15 anhour. The Waltons need to pay their fair share of taxes.

    PEOPLES’ PLEDGED DELEGATES

    1021 Hillary and 678 Bernie Sanders

    Bernie has just begun to fight. Let’s see who wins delegate-rich western states like California, Oregon, Washington State, etc.

    The CW was that Bernie was finished after New Hampshire. Bernie is just getting warmed up…

    Damocles’ sword hangs over Hillary. She can be out of the race any day now.

  99. Q. Shtik March 16, 2016 at 12:23 am #

    These related headlines appeared on-line on CNBC:

    . Paul Ryan won’t rule out accepting GOP nomination
    . Paul Krugman soils his undies

    • wpa_ccc March 16, 2016 at 12:50 am #

      Ryan or Kasich … but Trump will never become president. A bigot and demagogue who insults Mexicans, Muslims, women, war hero veterans, the disabled, gays, immigrants, youth, etc. is not going to win in the general election.

  100. FincaInTheMountains March 16, 2016 at 2:01 am #

    The entire world looks at the Trump in Ohio and wonders whether the party apparatus will take away from Trump and Cruz their victory. And in fact this issue as well as many others is being resolved in Missouri, where the situation repeats 2000 in Florida.

    Hillary has stated quite clearly: “I will win all the remaining states, and I will be president of the USA, and get my hands on the red button and I do not care about the results of the vote, US law, Congress, Senate, President Obama, the United Nations, International law, do not care! AT ALL!

    Fuck ya Die your all !!! I want so!!!

  101. FincaInTheMountains March 16, 2016 at 2:37 am #

    Anglo Saxon Hysteria: Praising Putin on Syria Like Lauding Ex-Wife-Beater, U.K. Says

    U.K. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond attacked President Vladimir Putin over Russia’s intervention in Syria even as he began to pull his troops out of the Middle Eastern country, saying that welcoming the withdrawal would be like lauding a husband who’d given up beating his wife.

    bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-03-15/praising-putin-on-syria-like-lauding-ex-wife-beater-u-k-says

    Cool!!!

  102. FincaInTheMountains March 16, 2016 at 3:00 am #

    ”Too bad the US will have a 20:1 numerical advantage in all fighters regardless…so how many T-50s have and will be produced… still wet dreaming, huh? The RussSSR is bankrupt.” — snarkmatic9000

    As the great Russian General Suvorov, one of the few generals in history who never lost a battle, used o say:

    Fight not by the numbers, but by the skill

    Suvorov is one of the few generals in history who never lost a battle, being undefeated in over 60 large battles while frequently having numerical disadvantage.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Suvorov

  103. Janos Skorenzy March 16, 2016 at 3:03 am #

    dailystormer.com/molyneux-what-pisses-me-off-about-donald-trump-protests/

    A rational man. Trump rallies are official events now that the Secret Service are there. He would be within his rights to have the disruptors prosecuted. Yet the punk who attacked him was released. Trump is kind – perhaps too much so.

    Waterboarding is not illegal against terrorists. The Geneva Convention is not a suicide pact. You aren’t expected to abide by it if the other side does not. As Stefan concludes, never have higher standards than your opponent does – because otherwise you will lose. The Left has no standards and therefore deserves whatever we choose to dish out. We are their Judges – they lack the moral standing to judge us.

    • wpa_ccc March 16, 2016 at 9:45 am #

      Waterboarding is illegal. Period. Including against terrorists. Trump’s immorality and his ignorance of the law is why he cannot become president.

  104. Cold N. Holefield March 16, 2016 at 6:40 am #

    Janos said: The Capitalists you like want to bring down Civilization and rule like Lords with the whole planet as their fiefdom.

    Yes, I do love Capitalists, how did you know? I love them so much I collect their trading cards like baseball cards. I have all the Greats — Morgan, Carnegie, Rockefeller, Gates, Jobs, all the Kochs and last, but certainly not the least, Donald Trump. My Trump Card. Trump is the Uber-Capitalist and he will bring down Civilization and rule over us like a proper Lord — with a severely compromised capacity to articulate in the King’s English.

  105. FincaInTheMountains March 16, 2016 at 8:30 am #

    Color Revolution and Maidan Technologies applied to American Elections

    On Saturday night, March 12 electoral battles spread to the streets of American cities. Supporters and opponents of the leader of the Republican primaries Donald Trump stood face to face, it came to physical contact. Police had to intervene.

    Trump was planning his meeting with supporters at the stadium of the University of Illinois in Chicago. People from all over the state were drawn to the place of rendezvous. Many arrived in advance and took place in a long line at the entrance.

    For some, waiting dragged on for 12 hours. By the time the performance was to begin, about 6-7 thousand of Trump’s supporters accumulated inside the stadium, and a few hundred remained standing in the queue.

    However, to a meeting came not only to those who wanted to listen to Trump. An organized group of Trump’s opponents took place in the room, where everything was ready for a political event, and took up a position near the stage. There were a few dozen people.

    Another two hundred dispersed over the stands. Around the stadium gathered approximately 2.5-3 thousand anti-Trump activists.

    The action was planned in advance, and very carefully. Reporter Kate O’Brien was previously notified about the action and arrived at the campus four days prior to the event. On Sunday, March 13 online edition published an article describing in detail the preparation and implementation of a conspiracy to disrupt the speech of Donald Trump.

    In charge of all that preparations were representatives of socialist and anarchist cells, as well as people from the movement Black Lives Matter. Coordination in the evening event was conducted through a mobile application WhatsApp.

    According to the plan of the conspirators, in earlier determined time up the main protest forces had to join up with those inside the stadium. And this maneuver was a success. The police had already suspected something was wrong, and cordoned off the area, and then fenced it using portable iron fences. This, perhaps, helped to avoid the development of events on the worst-case scenario.

    Inside the stadium, the conspirators were coordinated by post-graduate student (and part-time Black Lives Matter activist) Nathaniel Lewis (I suspect that the name and surname were changed by the reporter). Everyone was waiting for his command through WhatsApp network – during a speech protesters were simultaneously to start shouting anti-Trump slogans, and a group of five to seven people – to break into the scene and seize the microphone.

    Thus activists of the African-American movement Black Lives Matter have disrupted activities of Bernie Sanders and Chris Christie in the past. Such well-prepared action against Donald Trump has not yet carried out – usually small groups of protesters that were rather quickly neutralized and expelled from the venue of the meeting.
    Trump was already aware of what happened, from his security personnel who worked in the hall. In the end he decided to cancel the event. His representative took the microphone and gave the audience the words of gratitude and apology, as well as a request “to go in peace”.

    Trump’s supporters unmistakably recognized culprits and moved on them. At some point, a scuffle started. Politico Reporter writes: “It began violent confrontation. Trump fans against protesters. Whites against Black” Let us remember this phrase White against Black

    Police and guards worked surprisingly quickly and smoothly. In the hall and in the streets of the city only twelve people were arrested that night. In this case no one has been hospitalized, although outside the stadium walls of the university police were forced to use pepper spray.

    The reaction Donald Trump rivals and the mainstream media was instantaneous – victim was blamed for all. Trump is guilty, that his actions “reigns toxic atmosphere of hatred.” Trump – is violence. Trump – is racism. Remember: “white against black”?

    Broadcasting companies immediately contacted the Republican candidates and began with a predilection to ask them whether they are going to abandon promises to support Trump if he wins the primaries. Rubio and Kasich gladly agreed to “seriously think about it.” Ted Cruz did not succumb to provocation. He criticized Trump, but said that we should still distinguish the protests (to which everyone has the right) and malicious activities.

    But the propaganda machine was already working on all cylinders. Trump – racist. Trump – fascist. See what’s going on. What will happen if he becomes president…

    Even if Trump cancels all his campaign events (and it will be a serious defeat), the racially pure and warm-hearted “protesters” will smash his headquarters.
    Blackmail will be tough: withdraw from the race, or we will continue to “prove” that you’re a racist.

    The only candidate, who is benefited from playing the race card and who have levers of influence on young people and African-American leftist organizations – is Hillary Clinton. And she has a control over large portion of the mainstream media.

    Therefore, it is very unwise on the part of the Republican frontrunner to throw accusations against Sanders. Trump should pick up the phone and call The Socialist: “Hello, Bernie? Hi, this is Donald. How can I help you?”

  106. fodase March 16, 2016 at 9:21 am #

    Why should I know the basics of voting if I don’t vote or care to vote?
    Absentee Ballet — what a joke. If you can’t be here to vote, then you shouldn’t be voting or shouldn’t be allowed to vote unless you’re in the service.

    like i said, you should be out at a Trump rally physically intimidating others because they don’t agree with you, goes perfectly with your nature

    not sure you could pass a test of basic civility, it’d be close

    • wpa_ccc March 16, 2016 at 9:55 am #

      Trump losing in Ohio means a contested convention and a Kasich nomination. Trump loses again just like all his oter losing projects: Trump University, Trump Airlines, Trump Casinos ( how do you go bankrupt four times when casinos are rigged so the house is supposed to win? How could Trump manage to lose money on casinos?)

      i guess Trump is just a loser by nature… His tax returns would prove that so he hides behind the audit excuse. Loser. He will lose the nomination at the convention… Or eight more years of Democrats.

      • Q. Shtik March 16, 2016 at 10:25 am #

        Trump loses again just like all his [oter] losing projects

        ===========

        OTER
        The Organization of Teacher Educators in Reading, is a special interest group of the International Reading Association (IRA).

      • malthuss March 16, 2016 at 10:41 am #

        a loser by nature…do you project much?

        • wpa_ccc March 16, 2016 at 11:52 am #

          I have more wealth than Donald

    • Cold N. Holefield March 16, 2016 at 12:41 pm #

      I wouldn’t be caught dead at a Trump rally — or alive. Rallies aren’t my thing. Too many crazy Lefties like yourself and the guy who tried to assassinate Wallace.

      As far as civility is concerned, I try my best to emulate The Donald, and by virtue of your reaction to it, I’d say you’re lying when you say you like and support The Donald.

      I don’t want anyone to agree or disagree with me because there is nothing to agree or disagree with. I have no skin in this Game. I’m just an observer and call it as I see it. If you see it differently, good for you — it’s better, I suppose, than seeing nothing at all.

      Tomorrow or the next day my blog post will be completed. I know you can’t wait. The title, you ask? Trump Will Be Great On Climate Change. It promises to be a real Humdinger, and also a Jim Dandy as well.

  107. Cold N. Holefield March 16, 2016 at 12:49 pm #

    The Apprentice would have been so much better if it had Waterboarding. There’s an idea. Maybe Jackass can incorporate Waterboarding into its routine.

  108. I AM SULLY March 16, 2016 at 1:09 pm #

    If you’ve never read Professor Davies’ 1962 paper “Toward a Theory of Revolution”, you should. It pretty much describes the mechanism in play as our once free-republic falls into reckless abandon, confusion, degeneracy and collapse.

    • malthuss March 16, 2016 at 6:31 pm #

      Thanks, Sully.

      We have been Alinskied.

  109. volodya March 16, 2016 at 1:33 pm #

    They say diversity is our greatest strength. Makes me laugh. As if. They (elites) are hell-bent on creating multiple, mutually antagonistic polities.

    Supposedly the aim is social justice and progress like they give a shit about justice and progress. Inter-group animosities are the means of dividing and conquering, with the aim of securing top spots on the societal pyramid in the academy, the judiciary, the civil service, and especially, business.

    Do these people think they can direct hostilities from on high without getting swallowed up? They’re way too confident. Most of these people are Whites, they’re used to being in power, they think things will always be this way.

    They tell different racial and ethnic groups that they should harbor grievances not imagining that these same groups could successfully contest for power and look for vengeance.

    Shit-storms of consequence are the likely result. Sow the wind, reap the religious, racial and ethnic whirlwind.

  110. Cold N. Holefield March 16, 2016 at 2:13 pm #

    Only the most intelligent, and least sensible, amongst you will get it.

    So Happy Together

    • sprawlcapital March 17, 2016 at 11:53 am #

      Recalling another 60s song, Paranoia strikes deep; into your life it will creep. That’s probably why JHK is allergic to conspiracy theories. Personally, I have found that paranoia transforms a miserable life into an intolerable one. I mean constant and complete alienation from the corporate zombies around me is bad enough; why add paranoia to the mix?

      Still, I wonder about Building 7.

      • sprawlcapital March 17, 2016 at 11:54 am #

        That photo of young people playing Pong is cool.

  111. wpa_ccc March 16, 2016 at 2:40 pm #

    Ten months ago, when an unknown Bernie Sanders began his campaign, I don’t think you could find a single person on CFN who would believe you if you said Bernie Sanders would win nine states by this point in the campaign.

    Last night we beat all the polls in almost every state. We earned a significant number of delegates, and are on track for the nomination. Here’s why:

    What you will not hear from the political and media establishment is that, based on the primary and caucus schedule for the rest of the race, this is the high water mark for the Clinton campaign. Starting today, the map now shifts dramatically in our favor.

    Arizona, Idaho, and Utah are up next Tuesday. Alaska, Hawaii, and Washington State caucus the Saturday after. Then it’s Wisconsin’s turn to vote.

    Bernie has just begun his fight… and from starting out ten months ago at 3% support, Bernie has the momentum.

    Bernie Sanders 2016

  112. wpa_ccc March 16, 2016 at 2:53 pm #

    “They (elites) are hell-bent on creating multiple, mutually antagonistic polities.” –Volodya

    And they have failed because multiculturalism is about harmony in diversity. The polities are not mutually antagonistic; they are a united coalition. Just look at 2008: that diversity worked together to elect the first Black president. 2012 proved again the strength of diversity.

    The overwhelming majority of our multicultural society get along together and work together and become stronger due to MUTUALLY SUPPORTIVE POLITIES.

    Accept mainstream reality instead of focusing on isolated anecdotes that don’t prove anything. We are in the 21st century in a global village where diversity is commonplace and violence is on the decline. Don’t let the white supremacists tell you otherwise. Obama is the legitimate president… birthers like Trump failed.

  113. wpa_ccc March 16, 2016 at 3:07 pm #

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Republican presidential debate scheduled for next week in Utah has been canceled, two local news affiliates in Salt Lake City reported on Wednesday, after party front-runner Donald Trump earlier said he would not attend.

    ————–

    Trump is a coward and a loser. He probably could not get assurances he won’t be asked about his violent bigotry … or his tax returns. Or he is afraid he might get some real questions from a woman who is bleeding from wherever. He couldn’t take the heat so he got out of the debate kitchen. He is not presidential material. He is a spoiled weak billionaire bully.

  114. capt spaulding March 16, 2016 at 3:56 pm #

    As usual, JHK has cut to the bone in describing the current state of affairs. However, I think that there is a similarity between the forces of the left & the forces of the right. Both are sick of the political oligarchy displayed in Wash. The way it used to work was huge injections of money by the powers that be, with the voters (you and me) mindlessly voting for one cantidate or the other, like sheep. Well, I’ve news for you: Sometimes the sheep look up, & see that they are being led & controlled by the political powers that be. Frankly, I could vote for either Sanders or Trump. Mabye you think that is strange, but for me the one thing that sets them apart is that neither one is bought & paid for by the powers that be (corporate big money). If you’re not taking money from the big boys, you are probably sincere in what you say. Sanders & Trump are not controlled by Goldman & Sachs, and are therefore equally deserving of support. I think that the days of control by the oligarchs are numbered. I think that people of either persuasion are waking up to what is being perpetrated on them by both sides who do it for the benefit of the big money interests. A pox on both their houses, the people are taking back the controls of government. Bad cess to those who want to control this country. Hillary is one example of someone who will run the government for the benefit of big money. If I can’t vote for Bernie, I will vote for Trump.

    • Janos Skorenzy March 16, 2016 at 4:22 pm #

      Sanders is associated with moveon.com, a hard core Communist organization. And Communists are funded by the Great Foundations – the Corporations and Banks in other words. In other bad news, he is a hardcore Zionist when it comes to foreign policy.

      Trump is the only viable candidate as Snowden himself said.

  115. wpa_ccc March 16, 2016 at 4:00 pm #

    “Trump warned Wednesday morning that there would be widespread unrest if he does not “automatically” get the nomination as the candidate with the greatest number of delegates.”

    ————–

    LOL!

    Trump is a baby crying because he doesn’t understand what a contested convention is … and how it works.

    There will be “widespread” relief that Republicans did not choose the New York liberal interloper as their nominee.

    Of course the Democrats are backing Trump … From the sidelines … silently … In awe … While watching the Republican Party self-destructing …

  116. capt spaulding March 16, 2016 at 4:05 pm #

    Let me be one of the first to say that now is the time to figuratively fill the bottle with gas, and throw it at both parties. They need to realize that their game is over, and that people won’t listen to their bullshit any more.

  117. Janos Skorenzy March 16, 2016 at 4:15 pm #

    bbs.dailystormer.com/t/wow-just-wow-obama-nominates-jew-for-scotus-would-make-court-45-jew/14107/6

    Forty five percent Jewish at only two or three percent of the population? Any questions? We are ruled. They live, we sleep.

  118. FincaInTheMountains March 16, 2016 at 4:25 pm #

    Alexander Brodsky. Mazerfaka!!!

    It was a cold evening in April 2008. I got a gig well inside the Harlem, and I stayed on it up until 8 at night, and after work, tired but happy, went to eat at Kentucky Fried Chicken on 125 Street.

    Around me in the waiting line was Blue Collar America, shimmering with black colors, brown colors and light yellow colors, licking their lips in anticipation of the favorite food.

    And suddenly in the street there was a scream “Mazerfaka” with echo responded from the McDonald’s across the street. They shouted “Mazerfaka” so that one might think that someone was giving birth, or vice versa, getting pregnant.

    I looked around and craned my neck, and then I heard a quiet “mazerfaka” next to each other, that swept through Kentucky Fried Chicken, reaching the most remote corner…

    I followed the gaze of my neighbor, neatly-dressed Kaffir, about 60 years old of relatively small height and southern accent with witch he uttered the idiom. He looked at the TV screen, which presented the results of the primaries of the Democratic Party in Harlem.

    Hillary Clinton just won primaries from Barack Obama

  119. Q. Shtik March 16, 2016 at 4:37 pm #

    Last night [we] beat all the polls…….
    [We] earned a significant number of delegates………
    the map now shifts dramatically in [our] favor. – wpa

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

    Wpa, you have an annoying habit of using the words “we” and “our” as if you’re a member of Bernie’s behind-the-scenes brain trust. And Janos has the same annoying habit relative to Trump.

  120. AHtheHumanity March 16, 2016 at 5:06 pm #

    Merrick Garland is presented by President Obama this morning.
    I couldn’t help but see a parallel in the story of their lives, Garland and Trump. Both had successful fathers who didn’t mind working with their young sons in order to teach by example. Both are passionate about freedom. Both have grown daughters. Both seem to be able to discern political rhetoric and why it should be avoided in certain circumstances…when an audience has strong feelings about their government intentionally putting them in harms way for its own benefit. A compelling reason for them NOT to stay in power.
    In my opinion, Sen. Marco Rubio has existed for one reason; facilitate peaceful relations with Cuba and eliminate any appearance of a continued cold war. Both parties have converted citizens to their party who ON THE SURFACE represent various “anti-American” groups like Communist Cubans and Militant Jihadist Muslims. Hillary Clinton is the only candidate brave enough to have a Muslim woman with her hijab stand behind her during a campaign speech. I’m still waiting for Sanders, or more importantly, Trump, to find a Muslim who will stand behind them during a speech. You can be Hispanic or Muslim and not want anymore of your violent and fascist brethren to breech the borders or your country. Isn’t that why most people leave their home countries, because they do not like to live under oppressive religious or political regimes?

    Huffington Post printed this “Note to our readers” after listing celebrity endorsements of Donald Trump:

    Donald Trump is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist, birther and bully who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.

    I think this kind of characterization is “nasty”. Who hasn’t lied in public? Who isn’t afraid of what is strange? Anyone who fills out a form asking them what Ethnic group they associate with is a racist.
    Is every man who has had a divorce or been a fight with a woman now a hater of ALL women? What is a “birther”? Where is the evidence in the article to back up these statements? And why would 1.6 billion people want to immigrate to the U.S.A? If they did, would the U.S.A. be able to handle that many immigrants? So just because there’s a Billion of a group of people, they have the right to peacefully invade any country they wish to invade. We see that happening with Syrians and other nations are telling Syrians to go somewhere else.

    Not to readers: I’m a natural born u.s. citizen who is not voting for anyone this year or any year. Our system is complete nonsense and only exists to maintain a semblance of peace and order.

    • malthuss March 16, 2016 at 6:34 pm #

      WE ARE FULL UP ON CRAZY.
      WE DONT NEED MORE PEOPLE.
      WE HATE TOWELHEADS.

      Donald Trump:

      Donald Trump is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist, birther and bully who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.

      BRAVO, THE DONALD
      Praise Allah.

  121. Sean Coleman March 16, 2016 at 5:07 pm #

    This is an excellent article. Jim is right to use the word ‘hysteria’ to describe what is happening as these really are hysterical times. By its nature those most under its influence are unable to see it. The extraverted half of the world is much more susceptible to it, although it must be said that the most penetrating and cogent critics of pc are extraverts too. I may have mentioned before here that I joined Facebook last year just in time to witness the, well, hysterical reaction to the photo of the drowned child. Here in Ireland I woke up the next day (or the day after) to calls from our President and prominent politicians promising to take the refugees in. The hysteria was also in evidence in the Hungarian (?) railway stations where one immigrant threw himself onto the (empty) track while a train crammed with shouting, hysterical immigrants moved off towards Germany. Both sides of the border the hysteria, fanned by the social media, had taken hold.

    The internet is full of a kind of hysteria in the shape of insane conspiracy theories. In England the wave of hysteria set off by the unmasking (following his death) of the flamboyant disc jockey and charity fund-raiser, Jimmy Savile, led to a vast police investigation of child abuse and paedophile rings involving the rich and the famous, and a number of innocent and elderly entertainers have been locked up to massed indignation and applause. (It appears that the cases taken against Bill Cosby in the US are following a similar pattern.)

    Savile has been described as one of the worst serial child abusers in British history, guilty of multiple rapes of children, the disabled and the criminally insane, as well as of necrophilia (in a hospital mortuary where he had ‘free access’. The Guardian (noted for its cheerleading of right-on causes, including AGW of course) speculated in one of its editorials a couple of years ago that perhaps one of the reasons Savile could get away with such outrageous behaviour hidden in plain view was simply because of its ‘sheer improbability’. Of course, the more obvious reason something is extremely improbable is that it is never takes place.

    Sensationalist documentaries screened after Savile’s death implied that the reason for Savile’s success in escaping justice was that there was, and is, a massive cover-up by the Rich and Powerful.

    I was already very familiar with the pattern of paedophile rings after reading Richard Webster (see his Sceptical Essays website), and indeed I had expressed serious doubts about Jim’s praise a few weeks ago for the film Spotlight, but last Saturday fortnight I thought it was time to have a look at the Savile case, the daddy of them all in this part of the world, following a chance remark by my sister on Facebook (where else?). I told her then that it was likely that most of the sensational claims against the man (including multiple rapes of young children after recording of Top of the Pops in BBC studios while wearing a furry Womble suit (think rabbit or gorilla suit)) would be exaggerated or down to fantasy, and that there was a chance (however small) that they would all be. The response was indignant.

    You can guess what I found out. The thing is, you barely need to scratch the surface of the reports to see they are baseless. Savile’s utter evil apparently conferred super-powers on him that made him invisible and this is how he perpetrated his heinous crimes with the eyes of press (who had helped feed the rumour mill) watching his every move.

    On one YouTube clip I watched it was argued that the fact that Savile chose minor criminals as his ‘victims’ showed how fiendishly cunning he was. You see, who would take the word *their* word against that of Sir Jimmy Savile OBE who was a good friend of Margaret Thatcher, the royal family and other VIPs?

    I am concentrating on this aspect of hysteria because it is similar to its other forms, albeit in a more obvious way.

    I also made a discovery over the past two or three days following blogging as well as commenting on YouTube. If you express any doubt about Savile’s guilt (or that of others such as Rolf Harris) you will attract foul mouthed abuse. As I know from trying to argue with my extravert sister, and her extravert Facebook friends, this is a direct attack on their world view and sense of self (the Australian psychologist Dorothy Rowe refers). When extraverts are under serious pressure they fly into their outer reality (and from the unknown terrors of their internal one – most of you bloggers would be extraverts so perhaps someone can tell me how it feels). When this is pushed to extremes they become manic depressive (or bi-polar as it is called nowadays). What I have just realized is that many, if not most, of these abusive posters are manic depressives.

    I can add that manic depressives are, in my experience, prone to non-stop posting on blogs, sometimes using a number of aliases, sometimes agreeing with each other and at other times arguing. I know this because two of my three favourite blogs have been ruined by them: one on each. This is the third and I hope it doesn’t go the same way.

    This slavery to received opinion and conventional wisdom extends to global warming, racism (note the touchiness of many regulars here whenever Jim mentions race), gender politics, scientific materialism, faith in the state (or big govt) and atheism. Wikipedia plays an important role in reflecting and enforcing it (look up the entry for anyone accused of ‘pseudoscience’ if you don’t believe me).

    Jung described the ‘feeling’ type of extravert as prone to hysteria. I think this applies to all extraverts to a greater or lesser extent. I don’t think his four types exist in reality, but extraverts and introverts do (as far as I can see).

    • Sean Coleman March 16, 2016 at 5:15 pm #

      I should explain that these manic depressives are prone to wild fantasies and delusions. They are expert liars in the sense that lying comes naturally but also amateurish in that they give themselves away easily too. They can be convincing deniers, but again they get so carried away that they betray themselves. Note the word ‘denier’. We are used to global warming sceptics being dismissed as deniers. Well, I have also seen the word used for those who refuse to believe the monstrous and grotesque fairy tale which has been spun around Jimmy Savile. Extraverts are the moral policemen. Who can be so perverse as to deny ‘what everybody knows’?

      • Janos Skorenzy March 16, 2016 at 5:37 pm #

        And I suppose Rotterham is just more hysteria? Sophisticated Liberals like Kdog and Dour scoff at the idea that Muslims are grooming young White girls as sex slaves. Kdog even said that it’s just a refusal to accept that these girls want “dark meat”. And he’s so sophisticated and shit….

        • malthuss March 16, 2016 at 6:39 pm #

          Denial is rampant,

          The internet is full of a kind of hysteria in the shape of insane conspiracy theories. In England the wave of hysteria set off by the unmasking (following his death) of the flamboyant disc jockey and charity fund-raiser, Jimmy Savile, led to a vast police investigation of child abuse and paedophile rings involving the rich and the famous, and a number of innocent and elderly entertainers have been locked up to massed indignation and applause. (It appears that the cases taken against Bill Cosby in the US are following a similar pattern.)

          Actually the ‘Saville News’ may have been offered in order to avert attention away from higher up pedos and Mussi pedos.

    • AHtheHumanity March 16, 2016 at 5:42 pm #

      Sean,

      Usually extroverts are in crowds because they thrive in them…they wouldn’t exist otherwise. Crowds have their own psychology which has been studied extensively in order to try and understand why an individual would give up their will for the crowd. Hysteria, believe it or not, is no longer politically correct. Hysteria has been replaced with “disorder”. So, you have a disorderly situation where one cause or individual cannot be determined. Since extroverts make up crowds, they are more sensitive to the overall feeling.

      The problems you present are part of a problem with pseudo science. There are a lot of people creating their own explanations for why bad things happen. Such as global warming and enormous amounts of sexual abuse from public figures who were assumed beyond reproach. People are going to gravitate to what is popular and not necessarily what is accurate. We have many examples in history of how pseudo science or myth has been deemed truth by the masses. The earth being flat instead of round and the Sun revolving around the Earth. Most recently, we see how people have been convinced through clever marketing that tap water is poison. And public funds are being diverted from tried and true water treatment facilities to private global corporations. I’ve grown up in a culture in a America where people drink SODA when they’re thirsty. Sodas do not quench thirst, but the ice and water in the food does. Or what about driving a car instead of public transport? Most people would go hysterical if they couldn’t drive themselves wherever they needed to go.

      • Sean Coleman March 17, 2016 at 10:04 am #

        AHthe Humanity

        I have the original classic, The Psychology of Crowds (1885) by Gustave le Bon in the original French. He discusses the new phenomenon of media driven crowds (dispersed all over a country unlike earlier mobs, such as the one he mentions at the time of the storming of the Bastille, describing how a passing butcher’s apprentice (reportedly) cut the prison governor’s throat). Richard Webster in his excellent Flat Earth News and the Jersey Child Abuse Scandal also looks at the rise of the popular press in Victorian England and traces a direct line from its moralistic campaigns (focusing on WT Stead) to the modern day abuse witch hunts.

        richardwebster.net/jersey1.htm

        ‘Hysteria, believe it or not, is no longer politically correct.’

        This doesn’t make sense to me. Political correctness, as Jim points out, is an irrational faith. I think it claims the allegiance of most extraverts (note the spelling) because it is seen as the true faith, endorsed by edcuted, authoritative and successful people. The disruption of Trump’s rally seems to be driven by hysteria, an unthinking and unconscious reaction to a serious threat to this irrational belief, and by extension to their own sense of self. How can hysteria, which is invisible to those caught up in it, be politically correct or not? Education is no defence as can be seen throughout history. Merkel (an extravert like most politicians) was clearly caught up in the ‘refugee’ hysteria and is now (or so they say) about to pay the political price.

        A good example of hysteria was the massive over-reaction of the British, including its press and political leaders, to Princess Diane’s death. I left England in 1987 so I can’t check this, but I suspect that nobody would want to be reminded of their own contribution to the nonsense.

        Can I ask a few questions for clarification?

        Do you think the problem is pseudo science? If so, you are unaware that the campaign against it is part of the pc faith (I try and avoid terms like ‘belief system’).

        Do you believe in AGW? You appear not to. If so, this surprises me.

        Do you believe there has been ‘enormous amounts’ of sexual abuse by public figures? If not, ditto.

        This wasn’t mentioned by you, but do you ascribe the present mess to Wall Street and their friends. (I’d agree with Jim that they have to shoulder a lot of the blame but this isn’t a conspiracy in the way that people seem to think it is. Andrew Cunningham, a top advisor to the Conservative govt. in Britain wrote last year about politicians scurrying around without a clue what was going on.)

        Are you a scientific materialist, someone who says that supernatural things (here I avoid the word phenomena) cannot happen?

        Do you think there is a body of rational men who are above delusion by virtue of their scieintific training and therefore immune to hysteria?

        And finally, to return to Webster’s two-part essay or review of Guardian journalist Nick Davies’s best-selling Flat Earth News, he points out that Davies is wrong to use that title as it had been known since ancient times that the world was round. Davies’s book apparently is a good examination of the role of the press in spreading misinformation. The thing is, Webster points out, Davies himself was prominent in driving a witch hunt, one centred on the children’s home Haut de la Garenne in Jersey (one of the Channel Islands off the coast of France). This is the one where the police found a fragment of a child’s skull and concluded that abuse, including child murder, had been carried out on a massive scale (and presumably involved a COVER UP by THE RICH AND THE POWERFUL, SOME OF THEM HOUSEHOLD NAMES!!!!), but the skull fragment turned out to be something else, possibly coconut shell or wood.

        The Guardian is the bible of the British liberals and it has shown itself utterly gullible (see the reference in my earlier post above) when it comes to global warming, Jimmy Savile and other conspiracy nonsense.

        • Sean Coleman March 17, 2016 at 10:11 am #

          Just to follow up on the pseudo-science.

          Should children be educated about the dangers of pseudo-science, including threats such as homeopathy, natural vision improvement and intelligent design?

          Should legislation be introduced to outlaw such practices.

          Atheism would be similar as would be ‘racism’ and AGW denial: should free speech be limited in these extreme cases?

          • AHtheHumanity March 17, 2016 at 10:00 pm #

            Sean,

            The pseudo-science is the science that changes accurate terminology “hysteria” for politically correct, watered down, vague terminology “disorder”.

            “Psychiatry A psychological disorder (not now regarded as a single definite condition) whose symptoms include conversion of psychological stress into physical symptoms (somatization), selective amnesia, shallow volatile emotions, and overdramatic or attention-seeking behavior. The term has a controversial history as it was formerly regarded as a disease specific to women.” Oxford Dictionary Online

            Women have been more associated with the characteristics of hysteria than men. There’s no disputing this and that’s why our language reflects our observations of reality. Women are more emotional and tend to have more physical weaknesses than men. Just because women may deem this terminology “outdated” or “racist” doesn’t change scientific observation. Yes, it seems through just observation that the world is flat and the sun revolves around the Earth…but our knowledge has expanded through refined observation from multiple perspectives: explorers and scientists, people who question the “truth”.

            We do not speak Latin but we know what the word is describing because of education. We’re getting into a situation in all aspects of civil public discourse where we can’t see the overall meaning for the individual words. We can’t see the forest for the trees. According to the Oxford dictionary, men and women are acting HYSTERICAL when it comes to Donal Trump dominating the election process.
            It would make more sense, according to the establishment, that the hysterics would come from the Trump supporters at Democratic events. We have not seen Trump supporters go hysterical! We have seen Trump supporters get angry and defensive. Maybe we should name that HISterical.
            And another reason we haven’t seen hysterical Trump supporters is because they’re winning. Maybe, though we haven’t observed it YET, they will go hysterical when Trump is not recognized as the Republican nominee for president.
            Yes, a part of this hysteria is due to the lack of understanding in our political process. That the politicians make their own rules as they go along. That political leaders write their own checks. That Patriotism is perceived differently by crowds depending on who is the ‘enemy’. Bush used this psychology when talking about the Axis of Evil.

            I still don’t understand why 1 billion Muslims or 1 billion of any other group, should descend upon our country for whatever reason…tourism or to live and work. it’s more than obvious that the Muslim religion condemns the Popular American culture and if I was Muslim, I would do everything in my power to protect my children from that ‘evil’ influence.
            I would want to live in a country that was populated and ruled by people who practice my faith. So our government’s explanation for the migration of huge amounts of Muslims and other disadvantaged groups is that they want to gain control of our culture and government through sheer numbers, a majority. Using our system against us. The government is practicing pseudo-science and this has revealed itself in their denial of many things like the rights of women and global warming.

            Kunstler has questioned these pseudo-scientists and pc leaders by explaining the nuances of our reality, that our world is overpopulated and our resources are not distributed fairly and equitably (and this problem could never be corrected without violent conflict of some kind and natural attrition). So, naturally they will be pushed or forced to leave their countries to find more FAIR and EQUITABLE states. The USA has a lot of land and money coupled with a politically correct belief system that grants access to our resources to whomever GOD wants to have it. Most of political debate is determining who GOD wants to have whatever. That’s why Ted Cruz, is pro Israel, because he believes the Jews are ordained by God to have a political state no matter what it costs.

          • Sean Coleman March 18, 2016 at 7:03 am #

            AtA

            You haven’t answered my specific questions and your post is confusing and (dare I say) confused. I agree with a lot of what you say but I can’t follow your reasoning.

            I agree that words are misused and that Trump’s opponents are arguing hysterically. I agree that hysteria was applied mainly to women (Jung does this in Psychological Types). My own view, from my own observations and understanding of the crucial difference between introverts and extraverts, is that hysteria mainly affects extraverts (of either sex, or perhaps I should now say of all ‘gender orientations’, real or imagined).

            Surely hysteria cannot be tied to any particular political outlook (not that you are saying this, of course) as it seems to affect those who see themselves as belonging to the majority (you seem to be agreeing with this with your description of Trump’s supporters, at least as they are now). I think the important thing is being in the majority and not what that majority supports. Extraverts support pc, and are therefore liable to be caught up in hysteria when pc is seriously threatened. This is because such a threat (this time by Trump) is seen as a threat to their own individual world views which are ipso facto determined by their external reality (here: ‘pc is good’). However, in the past the very same people would have been caught up in conservative hysteria for the same reason.

            One conclusion we can draw from the anti-Trump hysteria is that pc is the majority view nowadays: if it weren’t the majority view then the extraverted half of the population (there is no ‘continuum’) would not be attracted to it. (A parallel to this is the widespread support of Manchester United Football Club in England, and around the world. I notice extraverts are attracted to them because they are successful. If United weren’t successful they would find another club to support. I would love to see United do really badly over a prolonged period just to see how many people, and of what kind (ie ext. or int.), jumped ship to another club, such as Liverpool or Manchester City.)

            I suppose one of the points I was implying was that if and when the institutions of government and of authority break down, as Jim predicts, people will probably respond in a hysterical fashion. That means, emotionally and without using their reason. Heaven only knows what might happen. I imagine that if and when everything is ‘rearranged’ and the hysteria dies down (as it always does eventually) it will be experienced as an awakening from a dream or nightmare. Whatever terrible things may have been done during the nightmare won’t have been done by them as individuals. Justifying myths will emerge and history will be written accordingly. People (extraverts in particular) will forget how things used to be and what they used to think and adapt to the new dispensation.

            If this sounds exaggerated, read what I wrote about the Jimmy Savile scandal in England, which has still not died down. He committed all of these outrageous crimes ‘in plain sight’ because he was so evil and calculating that he could get away with. That, and because the Rich and the Powerful carried out a massive Cover-Up because he had a hold on them, etc. This is obvious nonsense yet people believe it.

            Another mass delusion is AGW. Here again you have the tell-tale signs of rhetoric, deceit and (to speak plainly) stupidity.

            You seem to think that scientists are immune from this, but it is not clear if you really do. You also appear to blame religion. If you answer my questions from my earlier post it will help to clear up the confusion. As I said earlier, I see pc, militant atheism and scientific materialism as all part of a coherent world view (or, if one must, ‘belief system’) which I don’t share.

        • AHtheHumanity March 18, 2016 at 7:18 pm #

          Can I ask a few questions for clarification?

          Yes.

          Do you think the problem is pseudo science? If so, you are unaware that the campaign against it is part of the pc faith (I try and avoid terms like ‘belief system’).

          Yes.

          Do you believe in AGW? You appear not to. If so, this surprises me.

          If AGW means Global Warming, yes, I believe it’s happening and the cause for a lot of flooding and heatwaves.

          Do you believe there has been ‘enormous amounts’ of sexual abuse by public figures? If not, ditto.

          I believe people who have claimed to be abused by trusted figures in and outside their family circle and I believe in child abuse being a rampant social problem that has deep roots in Ancient Roman Catholicism because of documentation from people who were abused and keep willingly silent to then go on to abuse others. Also, I blame the break down of the traditional family structure where a father or mother is not present to protect their children from a partner or friend who is not related. Yet, abuse goes on even with both parents present because of their blind trust in extended family and priests and teachers…etc.

          This wasn’t mentioned by you, but do you ascribe the present mess to Wall Street and their friends. (I’d agree with Jim that they have to shoulder a lot of the blame but this isn’t a conspiracy in the way that people seem to think it is. Andrew Cunningham, a top advisor to the Conservative govt. in Britain wrote last year about politicians scurrying around without a clue what was going on.)

          Are you a scientific materialist, someone who says that supernatural things (here I avoid the word phenomena) cannot happen?

          I think science can only explain what can be observed and/or measured. Science is a method to explain the natural world. The supernatural or paranormal world is beyond the scientific method because it can never be reproduced in multiple locations by several different scientists under laboratory conditions. Maybe governments are actively pursuing this line of research in secret and have enlisted supernatural conduits like boards, cards and psychics? I think there was a book and movie about this starring Jeff Bridges where the U.S. government was testing supernatural weaponry.

          Do you think there is a body of rational men who are above delusion by virtue of their scieintific training and therefore immune to hysteria?

          No. I think hysteria is part of the human experience, it just takes certain extreme situations to spark the reaction in certain people. We are all unique and just because we carry a degree in science or any type of disciplined thought program doesn’t make us less human, we don’t become godlike just because we read books. I would propose that we might be setting ourselves up to be more hysterical because we know so much about history/human behavior that we are more sensitive to short or long term implications of something that will affect the course of our life. For instance, hysterical laughter if someone in power actually wants to implement a plan that has failed miserably over and over again in the past or flies in the face or reason.

          ***

          Should children be educated about the dangers of pseudo-science, including threats such as homeopathy, natural vision improvement and intelligent design?

          Yes. Most important, children should be taught critical thinking. They should question everything, not for the sake of just questioning it, but in seriously considering as part of their belief system.

          Should legislation be introduced to outlaw such practices.

          I’m a libertarian so my ideas about how we should be governed are very limited to a form of self governing. Individuals are ultimately responsible for how their life turns out and man-made laws have not and will never stop others from doing or believing what they really want to do and believe.
          My duty is to myself first and society second. If society goes to hell, like a depression, recession, war, flood, demographic shift, zombie apocolypse…it’s up to me and no one else where I go from there and if I survive.

          Atheism would be similar as would be ‘racism’ and AGW denial: should free speech be limited in these extreme cases?

          I think freedom is a concept and not a reality. If one feels free, then they must be free. But, the reality is, they’re only as free as whomever is around them will allow them to be free. So, if I decide to walk out my door right now and walk 14 miles with only the clothes on my back , a gun, a hat and some water and food. How far do you think I would get? I can guarantee you, it wouldn’t be long before someone would stop and question me. Especially I used major roads and was seen by a lot of people. Most people would think I’m a vagrant or in distress or just crazy! Same thing with free speech. We have absolutely no barriers to free speech on the internet, yet we see over and over and over again how crazy some people are and how domineering content providers and corporations are. So, no we don’t have absolute freedoms and never did and that’s not what “free speech” means. What “free speech” means is the right to criticize or question those in authority, those who can take your rights to speech away in certain controversial circumstances. People can and do say whatever they want, but it’s what they do about it that is dangerous. Will they make policy without considering the evidence? We have a radical religious doctrines in this world that have manifested as bombs=speech. Not to make policies to inhibit this kind of speech is very dangerous. Vice versa, not to allow contrary or offense views to be heard, is very dangerous. We need to know who are with us and who are against us. This can only be achieved in a society that allows people to come out and not be afraid of retaliation.

          • Sean Coleman March 20, 2016 at 3:27 pm #

            AtH

            Thanks for your reply.

            There is too much in your post for me to respond to but these two points might be of interest.

            1 Child abuse – I am convinced it is exaggerated and witch hunts are a danger to liberty.

            This is probably the best introductory article by Richard Webster:

            richardwebster.net/casa-pia-carlos-cruz-reporterX.html

            2 Teaching children to think critically. I don’t know what this means, how it can be done and even if it should be done. The problem of course is that everyone believes that he thinks critically and those he disagrees with don’t. You are right to argue that education, including a scientific education, is no defence against hysteria, but neither will it ensure an ability to think critically. Materialism has dominated science for decades now and anything which offends it is taboo – scientists may think something in private but wouldn’t utter it in public. Rupert Sheldrake’s website is good about this, in particular the activities of the Guerrilla Skeptics on Wikipedia. Scientific materialism, or scientism, is a ‘belief system’ like all the others but its followers deny that it is. This is dangerous to liberty for obvious reasons and is parallel to a point Webster makes somewhere (I can’t find it) that abuse witch hunts are more dangerous in a society such as ours where we believe we are so sophisticated that it could never happen to us. Of course, it does (cf. my earlier comments about the Jimmy Savile case).

  122. Q. Shtik March 16, 2016 at 5:23 pm #

    Forty five percent Jewish [at only two or three percent] of the population? – Janos

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

    I have heard this low 2 or 3% figure many times (mainly from you) and I don’t believe it. Many Jews hid their Jewishness via name changes when they immigrated to the US in the early to mid 20th century.

    I see Jews all over the place….. and they’re breeding like rabbits. Reference that story you linked to yesterday about the orthodox Jews trying to take over Toms River, NJ because they have already exceeded the capacity of nearby Lakewood, NJ. I am very familiar with this situation. My in-laws lived in Toms River for decades and on trips to visit them we passed through Lakewood hundreds of times. Jews, Jews, Jews everywhere… plus some Blacks and Hispanics who are their paid help.

    Can you support your 2-3% figure?

    In any case we can be sure Jews do not comprise 45% of our total population. But, why must the composition of the SC mirror the population anymore than the composition of the NBA does? What would you have said if they had picked the Indian guy? “Anything but ANOTHER Jew.”

    • Janos Skorenzy March 16, 2016 at 5:34 pm #

      Yes, Jews may be more than that two or three percent, but that is the commonly given figure.

      Jews advance not only thru ability by networking and extreme ethnic nepotism. Do you think it’s alright that they own Hollywood and the Media? We’re getting a very skewed, alien, and even hostile view of reality because of this. Worst of all is the image of ourselves that they seek to give us.

      Obviously Jews shouldn’t be 45% of the Supreme Court. But another White Liberal would be just as bad, since White Liberals are just Whites made over into the image the Jews projected for us. As are Conservatives in another way.

      • malthuss March 16, 2016 at 6:40 pm #

        I get that Orthodox are having huge families, worldwide.
        But how many Orthodox are in USA?

    • Sticks-of-TNT March 17, 2016 at 2:27 am #

      “I see Jews all over the place, etc….”

      Good grief Q, you live in northern New Jersey! What do you expect?

      Fly across the country and look out the window at the ‘heartland.’ Not many Jews down there. Your comments remind me of the humorous poster map I once saw of a “Manhattan’s (citizen’s) view of America” in which that small island in the caricature drawing of the U.S. comprised about half of the continent. I didn’t check but it’s probably online somewhere. It had a lot of stereotypical observations on various geographical locations as seen from NYC.

      My wife attended Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Her freshman dormitory roommate (“matched” by a computer) was from a large, affluent White Plains, New York family. Her roommate and her family all thought there were still Indians (feather, not dot) and teepees in Indiana!

      -Sticks

      P.S. “The computer” actually did pretty well. My wife was maid of honor at her roommate’s White Plains wedding a few years later. Her roommate’s family was relieved when they met her and saw she wasn’t wearing moccasins, etc. My wife was relieved that they didn’t look like the Sopranos.

  123. malthuss March 16, 2016 at 6:43 pm #

    Q. Shtik, Janos, Back Row Heckler;

    This ones for you 3, PG County, Maryland.

    stuffblackpeopledontlike.blogspot.com/2012/02/killing-me-softly-prince-georges-county.html

    • Q. Shtik March 16, 2016 at 7:39 pm #

      What I don’t understand is WHY this story is specifically for Janos, BRH and me.

      • malthuss March 17, 2016 at 12:09 am #

        You need a laugh once in awhile.

        Did that bring one?

  124. FincaInTheMountains March 16, 2016 at 7:36 pm #

    Trump Funny, Barking Ad on Clinton

    youtube.com/watch?v=rvc6HrveD9s

  125. Frankiti March 16, 2016 at 9:52 pm #

    The problem isn’t, at least in my view, that Garland is Jewish, it’s the fact that the liberal orthodoxy equates old white men as the privileged set. The problem is the blatant hypocrisy. If the nominee were another male white catholic, or a male white christian, the left would be far more critical, particularly when the court, and let’s face it, it’s all about identity politics (any notion of black robed scholars beyond reproach is pure hokum) does not have an Asian, or an Arab or Muslim, or another black or hispanic. Apparently, there are acceptable old white men for the left, provided. Obama brought identity politics to the forefront. He ran on skin deep change and people bought it. Now he must live with it. Where is the tranny nominee, or the flamboyantly, or at least openly, gay one? Well? Why not? Instead he picks a white old man from an elitist printing press of SC justices, Harvard Law. The elite protect their own first and foremost. That’s the effrontery.

    • Janos Skorenzy March 17, 2016 at 1:58 pm #

      Exactly. It’s all about Identity Politics now. Therefore we should no longer accept 2 or 3 percent of the population ruling us. That’s how they took over Harvard. Now Whites are the least represented group per capita of any there.

      Remember you must use all of Kipling’s honest serving men. Stop neglecting the Who. They never do. It’s their first question.

  126. bob March 16, 2016 at 10:15 pm #

    Trump becomes President if he has tapped into the American psyche,in fact there will be many more Trumps here and throughout the world. The powers that be might be shitting ,think of all those executive orders which were slipped in,in the stealth of night, goodbye without habeus corpus as the military police clears the square. Shit has a way of blowing back in the most unexpected ways.

    • Janos Skorenzy March 17, 2016 at 1:53 pm #

      Yes, that would be rich: all those new strictures, supposedly against terrorists but really against White Patriots, to be turned against those who wrote them. That would be Fascism at its best.

      Trump is no Avenger. He’s very easy going on Liberals and Immigrants. Far too much so in fact. Imagine the character of our Next Leader if Trump is denied his due.

  127. wpa_ccc March 16, 2016 at 11:31 pm #

    Q, i use the first person plural because I am part of the campaign… It is not just Bernie’s … It is ours. Our 27 obsessed campaign.

    For you, Q, and all of CFN: there are 27 primaries and caucuses between now and June 7, which is the day we expect to overtake Hillary Clinton’s campaign in pledged delegates needed to win Bernie’s nomination.

    In the next 7 days, the Clinton campaign is hosting 7 fundraisers where some high-dollar donors will bundle at least $27,000 each.

    The average contribution to our campaign is just $27. Hillary is unelectable, under FBI investigation, and could be indicted and jailed before the convention.

  128. Dentshop March 17, 2016 at 8:14 am #

    Christmas, 2016

    “So Jim, what happened to the economic and financial train wreck you predicted to happen before the fall election?”

    “I didn’t mean *this* year’s fall election….”

  129. PeteAtomic March 17, 2016 at 12:02 pm #

    Mr. Jim,

    You’d really enjoy this debate by Intelligence Squared via Minnesota Public Radio on political correctness on university campuses:
    mprnews.org/story/2016/03/16/mpr_news_presents

  130. volodya March 17, 2016 at 12:03 pm #

    Re Merrick Garland and Republican refusal to hold hearings

    Congressional obstruction is nothing new. How many times did Democrats complain about Bush nominating conservatives? And how many times did Democrats stall Bush judicial nominees so they never got hearings or votes?

    So Democrats can stop the whining that Obama’s jes’ doin’ his jawb.

    But this has got a long history. Roosevelt had a plan to stack the Supreme Court with liberals so he could jam through his various agendas without worrying about legal challenges.

    There was a time when both parties had both liberals and conservatives. But wasn’t it Roosevelt that tried to purify the Democrats of conservatives? The red-state-blue-state realignment wasn’t just the work of the two Republican bogeymen Nixon and Reagan.

  131. volodya March 17, 2016 at 12:05 pm #

    As far as what the bi-coastal chattering classes decry as the current primary “chaos”, they have sure got selective memories. I guess they forgot the 1968 Democratic convention shambles when the party nominated Hubert Humphrey even though he hadn’t competed in a single primary and even though a large majority of primary votes went to anti-war candidates.

    Maybe they also forgot the 1940 Democratic Party convention mess and muddle over Roosevelt’s third term. Or the 1912 Republican Party crack-up between Teddy and Taft.

  132. volodya March 17, 2016 at 12:09 pm #

    Messianic Druid, I think it was Churchill that said that Americans do the right thing once they’ve tried everything else. What you’re saying sounds like the likely way forward but there’s a lot of other things to try first.

  133. ozone March 17, 2016 at 12:29 pm #

    As each week goes by, I care less and less about “the political process” and worry less and less about whether our true predicaments will be addressed by the selection of one corporate stooge over another. It’s very clear they *won’t be*.

    These are the days of Exposure for those who care to look. (Caveat: most don’t.) In plain sight now… America is far from a democracy, despite protestations to the contrary. You can decide for yourself if that’s commendable or not, I side with those who understand respect and trust, which leaves out most commenters here. (So be it, so what. The enemy of your enemy intends to eat you as well.)

    Propping up the status quo is now all that matters; and thus I’d agree with this author that the GOP would much prefer Hillary over *any* of their own party. Who better to promote the “republican” NWO agenda? The war-mongering wolf in the fleece pants-suit fits the bill very nicely. A gigantic murder of crows darkens the skies…. prepare to find your own way.

    zerohedge.com/news/2016-03-16/we-choose-nominee-not-voters-republican-party-split-looms

    • Janos Skorenzy March 17, 2016 at 1:48 pm #

      You think every one should be allowed to vote? The Founders didn’t think so. Admit it and Become yourself: you think the average person is an idiot just like I do. You’ve been saying that for years. You just said it again. So how on earth does that square with Democracy?

      What you should want is a return to the Republic and the Rule of Law – with only the Qualified having the right to vote.

      • Janos Skorenzy March 17, 2016 at 3:28 pm #

        That’s not an answer, Zone. You are trying to get off the hook by reference to the grotesque nature of our political process – which strengthens my argument btw.

        But it’s true Hillary was very close to Democratic Klansman Senator Byrd. The neighborhood changed and the old gentleman was too set in his ways to move out. Race is a weapon to the Democratic Elite. What do they really believe? Do you think they think Blacks are our equals? I doubt it. Thus, are not men who sincerely fight for their own people morally superior to riff raff like the Clintons, Pelosi, and Reid? Schumer and Wasserman-Schultz are not included since they do fight for their own people – the Jews.

    • ozone March 17, 2016 at 3:37 pm #

      I see absolutely no point in exchanges with spittle-spraying uber-statists of any stripe. I have no confidence that they could pour piss out of a boot with the instructions written on the heel.

      • Janos Skorenzy March 17, 2016 at 6:56 pm #

        To refuse dialogue is the essence of incivility. Thus all your calls for greater civility and community are hypocritical.

        Leftists are the ones who foam at the mouth. We grit our teeth and raise our jaws.

        • Janos Skorenzy March 17, 2016 at 10:32 pm #

          Also Zone loves Commie Doug and is perfectly willing to communicate with him. And Doug is as statist as one can be. His ideal city states are controlled from Brussels, and are as identical as possible – much like McDonalds franchises.

  134. fodase March 17, 2016 at 12:58 pm #

    Trump becomes President if he has tapped into the American psyche,in fact there will be many more Trumps here and throughout the world.

    About the most prescient thing that’s been said on this board.

    Many, many more Trumps are on the ascendancy, because the unvarnished truth is on the loose and won’t be crammed back in the suffocating box of PC

    You hit the proverbial nail on the head bob.

    fodase

    • Janos Skorenzy March 17, 2016 at 2:50 pm #

      Yes, the Giant Worms have broken the surface, now we must guide them with hooks (clever phrases), ride them to the Palace, overthrow the Emperor and his Empire and then let loose our Legions on the Galaxy.

  135. FincaInTheMountains March 17, 2016 at 1:30 pm #

    “The best way out of a quagmire is to cut n run like a coward” – Cold

    For some reason when speaking about Russian Syrian operation, everybody are trying to compare it to Afghanistan quagmire of 1979 – 1989, when the youngest member of Politburo was over 80 years old, forgetting about much more successful for Russia confrontations of the Cold War

    Korean War (1950 – 1953) – United States put together a coalition of 17 countries totaling 1,100,000 soldiers – just US troops were about 500,000 soldiers.

    Russia had there about 20,000 troops, 525 Pilots of MIG-15, the rest – military advisors and anti-aircraft system’s crews.

    Result – officially a tie, but in reality Americans lost that war, loosing 58,000 soldiers.
    Russian losses – couple of hundreds.

    Vietnam War (1965 – 1974) – United States had a total number of troops around 550,000, Russians – about 6,300. Americans lost 54,000 plus 300,000 wounded, Russians – just 14 service members died of various illnesses.

    And Americans totally lost that war.

    Not only Americans could use other country soldiers as boots on the ground, in Syria there are Syrians, Iranians and Kurds.

  136. barbisbest March 17, 2016 at 2:13 pm #

    JHK’s, so apropos, the left lost its mind and the right lost its soul AND mind! Trump won’t be president, thank the stars! Not much better will we have.

    Anyone wants some good reads on what we may get try Vipers at the Gate by Donn Grandpre. Interesting man he was. Mr. G.

    Good advice J, at the end of the age, that you gave several weeks ago, you may want to move and be a useful part of a community. Problem ya got, many men (not all) don’t think with the organ called a brain, (that should get sparks flying) reference: comment above on Meghan Kelly’s rack.

    • Janos Skorenzy March 17, 2016 at 2:56 pm #

      Blessed Camille (Paglia) once said that without men women would still be living in grass huts. If you insist on separating the sexes as if they were two different races or species, you all stack up very poorly indeed next to White Men.

      Normal men want a well stacked woman. Normal women don’t mind being looked at a bit. And for their part, they want men with a big stack of cash. Everyone has their primitive side – even you no doubt.

  137. Janos Skorenzy March 17, 2016 at 3:05 pm #

    A murder of crows? Someone has their literary chops in place. Compared to Zone and I, most of your are little more than peons fit to be peed on. Don’t worry, we’ll tell you it’s raining. Yellow Rain! The result of the yellow loess being picked up by Global Warming Winds in China and deposited on the hill and dales of America along with Fukashima radiation.

    The rate of American mutation is accelerating. Soon everyone will be over 300 pounds and will be driving down the sidewalk in little Walmart Cars or motorized Wheel Chairs. People who insist on waddle walking will be fair game for the sidewalk motorists. David Carradine’s Death Race 2000 was prophetic, but he had no idea how pathetic the Race would turn out to be.

  138. FincaInTheMountains March 17, 2016 at 3:13 pm #

    Judge Napolitano openly blames Hillary for leaking information about Ambassador Stevens itinerary to ISIS just days before his murder

    insider.foxnews.com/2016/03/15/judge-napolitano-reacts-hillary-clintons-we-didnt-lose-single-person-…

  139. Janos Skorenzy March 17, 2016 at 3:17 pm #

    A murder of crows. A string of ponies. A cete of badgers. A rage of maidens.

    Which do you prefer? Women are herd animals – this is the source of Hillary’s power. But healthy women prefer the Glorious Leader, Trump.

  140. FincaInTheMountains March 17, 2016 at 3:21 pm #

    Open letter of the prominent figures in the State Department and other institutions with a summary of the Neocon religion, according to which the US should sacrifice their immediate National interests, in the name of spreading in the world “democracy” by means of “regime-change”, so only “regime-change democracy” is the real US National interest .

    This letter appeared in the midst of an election campaign in which all the leading candidates except for Hillary Clinton – Trump, Cruz, Sanders, openly reject the “regime-change democracy “as a quasi-religion and as a principle of international politics.

    foreignpolicy.com/2016/03/16/the-u-s-must-put-democracy-at-the-center-of-its-foreign-policy/

  141. Janos Skorenzy March 17, 2016 at 3:45 pm #

    I KEEP six honest serving-men
    (They taught me all I knew);
    Their names are What and Why and When
    And How and Where and Who.
    I send them over land and sea,
    I send them east and west;
    But after they have worked for me,
    I give them all a rest.

    I let them rest from nine till five,
    For I am busy then,
    As well as breakfast, lunch, and tea,
    For they are hungry men.
    But different folk have different views;
    I know a person small—
    She keeps ten million serving-men,
    Who get no rest at all!

    She sends’em abroad on her own affairs,
    From the second she opens her eyes—
    One million Hows, two million Wheres,
    And seven million Whys!

    Here Kipling contrasts the proper use of the mind to the childish, typically feminine mode. In the Movement, we call this feminine trait, “The Hamster Wheel” the never ending cycle of feminine rationalization that works to justify whatever they want or want to do. Amorality in other words.

  142. FincaInTheMountains March 17, 2016 at 4:06 pm #

    Three defense ministers, fired by President Obama – Gates, Panetta and Hagel – accused Obama that he destroyed the morale of the army, supporting the Arab Spring that started in Tunisia and then spread to Tahrir Square in Cairo and led to the displacement of President Mubarak.

    Defense ministers blatantly lie: they did object to President Mubarak ouster, but the one who insisted on that was then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Even defense ministers obviously were not privy to the plan of unleashing World War IV, as the displacement of Mubarak allowed “Muslim Brotherhood” for a short time to seize power in Egypt, who managed to send weapons to their Salafi friends in Benghazi, and Libya was set ablaze.

    Although Obama has miraculously won in the 2012 elections, and the first thing he did was to throw Hillary Clinton out of the Department of State, and President Mursi out of the presidential palace in Cairo, but it was too late.

    Understanding the US election campaign, the war in the Middle East, Ukraine and the South China Sea are determined by the “Arab spring” and the election campaign of 2012.

    Hillary & Co. are counting on the fact that people do not remember what happened even six months ago, to say nothing of what happened 2 years ago. But she is wrong – people do remember and now the calculation is that the Americans are too afraid of a civil war and will resignedly allow the capture of power in US by the Neocons.

    insider.foxnews.com/2016/03/16/fox-news-reporting-rising-threats-shrinking-military-anchored-bret-ba…

  143. Janos Skorenzy March 17, 2016 at 4:24 pm #

    amazon.com/Crow-Killer-Liver-Eating-Johnson-Midland/dp/0253203120

    Jeremiah Johnson was a great Indian Fighter, Mountain Man, Trapper – and Friend and Guide to the Pioneers. He was a master of the no holds barred frontier style of fighting known as “gouging”. He once killed a giant Black with a leaping kick to the head.

    This, and his occasional cannibalism (picked up from the Indians no doubt) was left out of the Robert Redford movie for some reason.

    • Janos Skorenzy March 18, 2016 at 12:58 am #

      I don’t mean to imply that he ever killed anyone in order to eat them. He killed them for other reasons. It’s just he couldn’t stand seeing meat go to waste….

  144. FincaInTheMountains March 17, 2016 at 4:38 pm #

    If that’s the man slated by GOP Establishment to become a nominee?

    If Trump fails to pick 1237 votes, if he lags behind by just one vote, according to the law the delegates during the Convention could vote for anyone, including the Speaker Paul Ryan who in 2012 had almost become a vice president in Mitt Romney administration if God did not unleash on the US East coast hurricane Sandy.

    huffingtonpost.com/entry/paul-ryan-donald-trump_us_56ead521e4b084c6721f8c05

  145. wpa_ccc March 17, 2016 at 8:17 pm #

    Harvard Law professor Susan Crawford and former special assistant to President Obama has written a blog post setting out the reason why she believes it is legally impossible for the FBI to win its case. The piece is entitled ‘The Law is Clear: The FBI Cannot Make Apple Rewrite its OS.’

    While the FBI is relying on an extremely broad interpretation of the All Writs Act, Crawford points out that it is an accepted principle that specific laws take precedence over more general ones – and there is a specific law which outlaws what the FBI is asking for …

    That law is the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA). CALEA grants the government a lot of wiretapping powers, she says, but also clearly sets out the limits to those powers.

    The government won an extensive, specific list of wiretapping assistance requirements in connection with digital communications. But in exchange, in Section 1002 of that act, the Feds gave up authority to “require any specific design of equipment, facilities, services, features or system configurations” from any phone manufacturer.

    That wording, she argues, means that the government is specifically prohibited from requiring Apple to create a compromised version of iOS.

  146. fodase March 17, 2016 at 8:55 pm #

    Problem ya got, many men (not all) don’t think with the organ called a brain, (that should get sparks flying) reference: comment above on Meghan Kelly’s rack.

    meghan kelly has a nice rack?! where can i see it?!!!

    gotta love these women who’re (only on the surface) offended that men like big knockers and the rest of the smorgasbord

    like they don’t want to be desired for exactly that

    nature is so much smarter than this ‘feminist’ (really anti-feminist) fakeness

    you can easily sense its practitioners wish they were on the receiving end of this attention

    US and A american womens are near dead last on my list of desirable femmes.

    btw, who ya gonna call if there’s a fire to put out?

    some women?

    lemme know when you come up with an answer, in the meantime get in the kitchen and make me some damn eggs, i wanna see that hot backside jiggle

    • elysianfield March 19, 2016 at 6:54 pm #

      Yesss,
      Get your biscuits in the oven and your buns in the bed….
      Bobby Riggs

  147. Buck Stud March 17, 2016 at 9:57 pm #

    St. Patrick’s Day may be an excuse to laugh and party hard in Yuppietown USA, but the true aesthetic pathos of Ireland is steeped in tragedy and sorrow:

    youtube.com/watch?v=bV7ZFI0CDBw

    • malthuss March 18, 2016 at 12:37 pm #

      Ireland is the only other country on the planet [besides USA] to
      have ‘anchor baby’ citizenship.

      And so called ‘Saint’ Pat was English.

  148. Buck Stud March 17, 2016 at 10:09 pm #

    So the GOP nomination process is now utterly arbitrary depending who The Establishment wishes to nominate. Yes, the public is now informed really that a small sample of delegates will gather and rewrite the nomination rules just like they do every four years—wink,wink,. (And not unlike their refusal to honor the SCOTUS nomination of s sitting/ELECTED president.)

    How ironic, that this political party of frauds, liars, flim-flam men, and limp wristed flowers–Lindsay Graham now endorsing Ted Cruz!– are basically giving the base one half pf the peace sign.

    I wonder how many of the delegates will receive red envelopes under the table or the inferential equivalent of a bloody stallion’s head in their Cleveland convention hotel room bed?

    President Trump? Not so fast simple ones.

  149. MisterDarling March 17, 2016 at 11:03 pm #

    @ Volodya;

    RE | “Blacks aren’t in a position of strength. They are too few, too dispersed, too poor. Their anger is understandable, violence maybe a likely and logical outcome, but what they need are allies in other communities. . . So as long as Blacks remain oppositional and intent on self-segregation, they’re screwed and they’ll stay screwed. They’ve been misled into the no-hope path they’re on now.”-v.

    This is a mature assessment of the situation. You’ll find that a lot of level-headed pragmatic professionals concur with it. You’ve always struck me as a person with both feet planted on the ground, clear about what you do know and what you don’t, so I’m not that surprised to read it from you.

    Author/Professor Moses Rischin [*] proposed that there were two (2) ways for an ethnic group to successfully establish itself on American shores through immigration:

    The first way is that the group’s immigration coincides with an economic boom period. The bulk of Irish-American immigration coincided with the first great expansion of American cities from the 1840-1880’s. The first great Irish-American figures rose to prominence on the back of that surging economic/political opportunity.

    The second way is that the group concentrates in one area, reaches ‘critical mass’ and assumes a dominant position in that area’s affairs. Later – by the same process – this local dominance can become regional and national. Prof. Rischin used the historic development of the New York Jewish community as the prime example of that process (refer to his book).

    Neither of these circumstances pertained to the African-American experience. They arrived in the Americas in a position of complete disadvantage, so that they could build the infrastructure of wealth-accumulation for every other immigrant group. From that time forward they’ve been on their back foot as a group. It’s necessary to remember that – and resist getting carried away by the histrionics of life-amateurs.

    The *practical value* of a proper assessment is that it keeps estimates from going too far over or under. The ardent ‘race-warrior’ tends to drink their own cool-aid and forget that despite likes and dislikes, the opposition is still a human community with a full range of talents and useful strengths, not just weaknesses. There’s a sharp disconnect between the world of propaganda, race-myth and historical fantasy & the one that some people will be impacted by soon enough. The self-deluded are in for a real *f u c k i n g* surprise. . .

    “I’ll give the Oligarchs and their political operatives in both parties credit. They played us like a fiddle. They used “culture”, whether left-wing “progressivism” or its right-wing opposite, as a fog-making machine while they pillaged the country. . . While Blacks were the first down the drain, Hispanics aren’t far behind. And close behind them are working class whites. The Oligarch political game is to make sure that these as yet disparate groups don’t see a commonality of interest.”-v.

    Jobs and wages have been on their way down and out since the late 1950’s. 1956 was the first year that Service-Sector jobs outnumbered Manufacturing jobs. 1958 is the year that the Greater Los Angeles started moving defense industry factories away from the century-old rail-hub of South-Central LA into the desert outskirts [**]. This was not an isolated event but a nation-wide harbinger.

    African-Americans were the first to be impacted by the process of job-removal that we are now at the end of. The community you see now is what __would have__ become of the aggregated White-American community if the process had been sustained on ever-increasing amounts of debt and unpaid labor [***]. In a way the African-American community is both ‘canary-in-coalmine’ and ‘shape of things to come’ – had things continued down the intended path.

    The African-American situation reveals a core-component of American Culture; the camouflaged, deflected & denied but ever-present Class Warfare issue. It’s the biggest clue and cautionary-tale we’ve got – that’s why the issue gets so distorted by strong feelings and whatnot.

    The greatest American fortunes have always depended on free or cheapest-possible labor from the very beginning. Every move is not premeditated to get workers back to working for free (slavery) but it doesn’t have to be – it’s in the cultural DNA of America’s 1%. They started out getting it for free so they have no respect for labor (White, Black, Latino or Asian), they never will, and they aren’t going to change – so every interaction with them becomes a zero-sum waste of time.

    In the end it winds up back at the same place: them demanding everything and compensating with nothing. They don’t want a contract between equals, deep-down they want a master-slave relationship. Oddly, the financial predators feeding upon their enterprises exacerbate the conflict – and (fortunately) accelerate it at an unsustainable pace… As ‘luck’ would have it.

    “Too bad Trump didn’t see the possibility here. If divide and conquer works wonders for the Oligarch financial bottom line, the opposite could work wonders for Trump’s political bottom line.”-v.

    I really can’t fault Trump for not ‘grasping the nettle’. He needed to generate a lot of excitement for his ‘movement’ so he made a lot of inflammatory statements. If he’d used less provocative language his campaign would have fizzled.

    The best thing about his strategy was that he properly appreciated the popular sentiment – people across the spectrum feel like their backs are against the wall and that killing in ‘self-defense’ is not out of the question. So that ruled out Trump being a “uniter not a divider”. The timing was against it.

    On the other hand, this is the root-cause of what was wrong with his strategy: he was relying on the problem to solve the problem – and the results are in. Well, at least he’ll be able to say: “Hey, we tried doing it your way!”.

    — — —

    [*] May he Rest in Peace… the mechanics of American immigration explained: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moses_Rischin

    [**] and then to Mexico and from there Asia, and now… to nowhere – thanks to a collapse in consumer demand.

    [***] whether through automation or slavery .

    • Sticks-of-TNT March 17, 2016 at 11:56 pm #

      This is really a good post MD…with a hat tip to Volodya for being your inspiration.

      What’s the point of writing good commentary without an appreciative audience to read it? I did and I am!!!

      -Sticks

      • MisterDarling March 18, 2016 at 12:51 am #

        Hi Sticks!

        I appreciate you appreciating the post. I’m interested in developing some of these ideas a level or two higher than tit-for-tat one-liners & flame-war screeds – at least once a week. Otherwise, what’s the point?

        Cheers!

    • Janos Skorenzy March 18, 2016 at 12:34 am #

      In other words, Moses was a cornucopian who believed that America had endless capacity to assimilate increasingly alien peoples from all over world. A latter day Israel Zangwill. We need half a billion people here – it’ll be good for McDonalds!

    • Janos Skorenzy March 18, 2016 at 12:55 am #

      Yeah, well said btw. Blacks are in for a big surprise, eh?! If you really want peace, the answer is separation. Good fences make good whatevers. But of course, the Elite want bigness for profit and chaos for power. And long term they plan to “power down”, reducing the world population while staying on top. You appear committed to multicultural society as well. I’m sure you have your reasons….

    • basil March 18, 2016 at 9:05 am #

      MisterDarling
      March 17, 2016 at 11:03 pm #-this post clearly illustrates the biggest problem with American society: obscenely wealthy insiders with the power to purchase even more power, versus average working people unable to unite in opposition. hopefully, this bizarre political season is a sign that the masses are beginning to wake up. thank you for the great post.

    • malthuss March 18, 2016 at 12:39 pm #

      African-Americans were the first to be impacted by the process of job-removal that we are now at the end of.

      Yes. Rifkins book predicted what is underway. The book is 20-25 years old.

  150. MisterDarling March 18, 2016 at 1:42 am #

    THE BIGGEST deal happening internationally this week was Russia downsizing/reducing their footprint inside Syria.

    From my standpoint the most amusing thing about it was the all the “confusion” caused by right-sizing their military investment in the conflict. Who was confused? US and NATO observers and their vassals. Why were they confused? Because what the Russians are doing is textbook Limited Objective Warfare.

    We’ve heard a lot about it over the past 25 years – because it sounds cost-effective & efficient – but we haven’t done it since the first Gulf War – because *IT IS* cost-effective & efficient.

    The way things stand Putin’s exposure is low and his ability to leverage his assets high. As a bonus the Kurds took a stand for self-determination and declared an autonomous region in northern Syria (leveraging Russian air support and Syria’s newfound ability to control their own air-space). This is the very last thing Erdogan wanted and exactly what he deserves.

    ISIS? On the defensive – for the first time in four years. The SAA is within one klick of Raqqa. “Moderate” Muslim extremist groups like Al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate? Dangling in the breeze, bottled up in Aleppo… Good luck with all that, chaps. Assad? Negotiating – with a few bargaining chips for a change.

    Paul Craig Roberts sounding less shrill than previous years, had this to say:

    “Putin has also demonstrated that, unlike Washington, Russia is able to achieve decisive military results in a short time without Russian casualties and to withdraw without becoming a permanent occupying force. This very impressive performance is causing the world to rethink which country is really the superpower.”-P C R.

    counterpunch.org/2016/03/16/military-aims-achieved-in-syria-russia-switches-to-diplomacy/

    Basically, this conflict has placed Putin in a better place than he’s ever been. He now has more military and diplomatic street-cred than ever – and he’s going to need every bit of it, because the global economy is swan-diving a pool full of schtuck.

    • Sticks-of-TNT March 18, 2016 at 2:56 am #

      Ditto–I did and I am–and I wholeheartedly agree!

      -Sticks

    • ozone March 18, 2016 at 10:05 am #

      Limited Objective Warfare— “We’ve heard a lot about it over the past 25 years – because it sounds cost-effective & efficient – but we haven’t done it since the first Gulf War – because *IT IS* cost-effective & efficient.”

      MD,
      Via simple comparison is *another* mendacious paradigm Exposed! The Crusade for Freedom and Democracy is nothing more than a cost-plus money-making scheme by those that have bribed, wheedled and cajoled their way to those fat, golden prizes known as govt. contracts (and by extension, taxpayer “donations”). …Then, on to manufacturing consent of the general populace by terrifying terror rhetoric. Ignore the scattered body parts, misery and boiling rage for revenge, there’s money to be made by the pallet-load.
      Thanks for the post.

  151. FincaInTheMountains March 18, 2016 at 4:54 am #

    Unorthodox American Elections Clear Oil Glut Mystery

    It was hard to understand how it is possible to maintain this level of oil supply (and therefore low prices), despite the fact that all sane calculations and drilling statistics pointed out that the production was to collapse in November and December last year.

    According to WSJ reports, in the last quarter of last year, the “ghost oil” reached 1.1 million barrels, which is about 43% of all “extra” oil on the market. The publication noted that the last time the volume of oil that exists only on paper rose to such heights in 1998. Then the US Congress even instructed its accounting Chamber to check the IEA data, but clear explanations were not given – auditors have only confirmed the possibility of errors in the financial statements, but found it difficult to estimate their size and the way – up or down – these errors distort the result….

    Expert Opinion – “The most likely explanation for most of the disappeared barrels is that they simply did not exist”, – said the WSJ analyst at Standard Chartered Paul Horsnell.

    Managing Director of investing in energy assets of Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. David Purcell believes that if the extra barrels do not exist, means that the oil market is stronger than it appears, and oil prices may grow faster.

    Thanks to the American elections and a showdown between the American elite – a rare case when the curtain of lies is lifted to the public.

    But what a beautiful proof that only lies remain as the main Western weapon, as the basis of the economy, as the trump card … Draw your own conclusions.

    wsj.com/articles/crude-mystery-where-did-800-000-barrels-of-oil-go-1458207004

    ic.pics.livejournal.com/crimsonalter/13842643/104085/104085_900.png

  152. FincaInTheMountains March 18, 2016 at 6:28 am #

    St. Patrick’s Day may be an excuse to laugh and party hard in Yuppietown USA, but the true aesthetic pathos of Ireland is steeped in tragedy and sorrow — Buck

    For the first time Saint Patrick stepped on the land of Ireland at the age of 16 as a slave, who was kidnapped by Irish pirates. He managed to escape from Ireland, but by the order of an Angel, he returned to the land of Ireland as a Christian bishop and then Ireland just exploded with monks and missionaries, scholars and theologians, historians and book scribers.

    These are the people who, being baptized by St. Patrick, have become major bearers of Christianity in Western Europe. Irish Christian communities were sending missionaries to the far corners of Europe, unable to contain their bouleversement by the beauty of Christ, which was opened to them by St. Patrick and his disciples.

    They founded monasteries and Christian communities, creating Orthodox schools, which became the basis of European universities, collected libraries, bringing Europe from barbarism into which it was plunged after the fall of the Western Roman Empire and baptized, baptized, baptized.

    Even in Italy, the founder of the monastic tradition has become a follower of St. Patrick St. Columban, who founded the famous monastery of Bobo, and not the Pope, who as subject of Byzantine Emperor belonged to the Eastern Christian tradition.

    St. Patrick’s students along with the Byzantines played a prominent role in the Christianization of Russia by baptizing the Vikings of Denmark and Norway – the cousins of Vladimir the Red Sun of Kiev. Even now, the impact of St. Patrick, the initial push that he gave to the Irish Church has not exhausted itself and can be felt to this day.

    And the most important task that can now be put in front of the Orthodox Church in our time, when the confrontation between the West and the East is balancing on the brink of nuclear war, it is to remember the tragedy of followers of St. Patrick, who suddenly found themselves adepts of heretical church, fallen away from Christianity in 1054.

    To remember and to forget the confrontation of East and West in order to more clearly understand the confrontation of Christianity and anti-Christianity.

  153. FincaInTheMountains March 18, 2016 at 7:35 am #

    He painted as if already seen the finished work, as if some invisible hand was leading his pencil.

    It was said that Vrubel has sold his soul to the devil. His tragedy really began from the moment when he started to work on the image of the demon. He was absorbed by that work and come back to it constantly.

    This figure is obviously a God-battling Creature. He had a constant struggle with that demon, he wanted to deal with it, destroy, throw it down to Earth… But he did not succeed…

    upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9f/Vrubel_Demon.jpg

  154. FincaInTheMountains March 18, 2016 at 11:50 am #

    The cost of the operation in Syria amounted to 33 billion rubles (less than half a billion dollars), said Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting in the Kremlin with the servicemen who took part in the operation.

    “Of course, the military operation in Syria has carried a certain cost, but most of it – are the resources of the Ministry of Defense. About 33 billion rubles had already been budgeted in 2015 for exercises and combat training. We simply redirected these resources to support the group in Syria, “- said Putin.

  155. volodya March 18, 2016 at 12:46 pm #

    Mr Darling, great summation of what happened since the fifties.

    I’m of such an age that I saw and can remember what things were like way back when dads had a job and supported the whole family and moms stayed home and took care of everyone.

    And I can see what things are like now with multitudes of men able to get only crap jobs at crap wages such that women no longer see them as viable husbands, that is, women think they’re better off on their own. To young women, young men aren’t much more than disposable social accessories to be picked up and discarded like something they shoplifted at Walmart.

    For their part, lacking any standing with women, widely denigrated, men’s lives become about gratification, part alcohol and drugs, part pornography, part sexual predation, and for the more ambitious lot, foreign adventures if not with the Army or Marines, then with jihadis.

    A lot of ill comes out of the debased state of American men, the deranged state of the American family is one. Add that item on the list of failed arrangements.

    • MisterDarling March 18, 2016 at 10:56 pm #

      Volodya,

      The drop in male employment over the past 40 years has been a catastrophe. Men need to work, to have a vocation and a purpose. When they don’t have that they become a problem and fail to mature properly. It’s not rocket science. No Job = Big Morale Problem.

      What’s really tragic is that the American Male morale problem has been attributed to everything BUT the degradation of economic prospects. The past 30 years saw a whirlwind of MSM fingers pointing in every other direction – including up to Heaven – besides the deskilling and offshoring of living-wage positions. Why? Well that might’ve lead people to ask a set of dangerous questions.

      As survivors of the Early-80’s Recession – the one that killed the Steel Belt – we saw things happen that nobody had ever heard of before the Reagan Era: workplace mass-shootings & the divorce epidemic… These are things that happen to societies when the come unglued. Gainful Employment was the glue.

  156. volodya March 18, 2016 at 12:47 pm #

    John Harwood recently had an interview with Paul Ryan. Harwood said to Ryan what about those blue collar voters that are voting in Republican primaries that are saying hey you’re taking care of people at the top more than you’re taking of me. And Ryan replied that most people don’t think that John’s success comes at my expense, that Bernie Sanders talks like that.

    You’ll notice that Ryan evaded the question.

    I guess he didn’t want to acknowledge that what was done by the Fortune 500 over the last two generations accrued immensely to the benefit of the Oligarchs and that it came at the direct expense of that same class of blue-collar people as if it were a scooping of money from their bank accounts. It couldn’t have been more blatant or more brazen. Yet Ryan unblinkingly refuses to acknowledge it. OK, well, Ryan can deny all he wants but denial of reality seldom gives good results.

    There’s a lot of stuff that’s headed to the scrapheap of failed arrangements and, with guys like Ryan at the helm, the Republican Party will surely be one of those things.

    • MisterDarling March 18, 2016 at 11:12 pm #

      “There’s a lot of stuff that’s headed to the scrapheap of failed arrangements and, with guys like Ryan at the helm, the Republican Party will surely be one of those things.”-volodya.

      One of the positive lessons of this election cycle is that everyone can clearly see how clueless the Oligarchy’s political and media managers are, and how little of a ‘grand-master plan’ there actually is…

  157. wpa_ccc March 18, 2016 at 2:31 pm #

    “which became the basis of European universities” –finca

    European universities owe more to the Muslims than to the Irish. Islam had developed universities when Europe was still in the Dark Ages.

    • Janos Skorenzy March 18, 2016 at 3:20 pm #

      Universities arouse in Europe during the Middle Ages. The only role Muslims have in regards to Culture is a middle men and archivists. The produced very little of value on their own.

      • Q. Shtik March 18, 2016 at 4:28 pm #

        arose

        • Janos Skorenzy March 18, 2016 at 10:15 pm #

          by any other name smells just as sweet. You need to go see The King and I on Broadway with your wife. Watch how the King is tormented by little minds obsessed with table manners. Real manners are universal. To become obsessed with the particulars in which those particulars are robed, is the height of bad manners.

          • Sticks-of-TNT March 19, 2016 at 8:10 am #

            First sentence–very clever! The rest–point taken.

          • Q. Shtik March 19, 2016 at 1:48 pm #

            Your love of fascism has blinded you. The King has hired the English school teacher to bring modernity (and manners) to Siam but it is HE who so desperately needs changing. You would give a free pass to your ‘glorious leader.’

            If you think table manners are unimportant you need to sit down to lunch with my b-i-l as he tears ravenously into a huge juicy California cheese burger…… the first gigantic chomp leaving glops of mayo, ketchup and whatever on both cheeks that he is unaware of….. until told. Personally, I prefer the ordered world of Downton Abbey.

            BTW, if you’re going to quote me quoting Shakespeare do it more accurately. See my response to wpa on March 18 at 9:25 pm.

          • Janos Skorenzy March 20, 2016 at 2:36 am #

            You are missing my point: the King was a sophisticated man in his own Culture. He knew enough not to put too much in his mouth. He didn’t know about the different forks and which to use for what. To embarrass him with that kind of thing is barbarous and cultural imperialism at its worst. I’m asking to discriminate between the essential and the accidental; the universal and the particular. Please, Thank you, Excuse Me, and not putting too much food in your mouth are universals.

  158. Janos Skorenzy March 18, 2016 at 3:17 pm #

    henrymakow.com/2016/03/preident-dilma-declares-war-ag.html

    Brazil: Our multi-cultural future. But worse, because it’s cold here.

    • Sticks-of-TNT March 19, 2016 at 8:16 am #

      I read it. What a mess. While I was there I read the guy’s 3/18 post on Trump. I’d love to hear your comments on it.

      • Janos Skorenzy March 20, 2016 at 2:32 am #

        If you go against the One Percent, you are going against the Jews, whether you know it or not. They know it. Thus it seems to a man, the Jews are against Trump even though he is not against them. That’s ominous indeed since it means that it’s not longer enough not to be against them, nor even for them as Trump is, but rather one must be against White Americans.

        Is it possible the author is right? Yes, it could be a vast trick with the vast majority of the lower Elite not in on it in order to make it more convincing. But remember too, the author is himself a Jew and thus perhaps against Trump because the rest of his people are. In any case, I came to the same conclusion as millions of other Conservatives and White Nationalists: it may be a gamble, but we have literally nothing to lose. Those aren’t good odds, but they are odds. They may have made a mistake and set us free – Freedom being nothing left to lose. Or as Sun Tzu said, a trapped enemy is very dangerous.

        • Sticks-of-TNT March 20, 2016 at 8:36 am #

          “Freedom being nothing left to lose.” Thank you Kris Kristofferson.

          I think your logic is sound. What other choice do we have–it’s the devil or the deep blue sea. Thanks friend.

  159. Janos Skorenzy March 18, 2016 at 3:22 pm #

    The Establishment tried to destroy Trump by showing he wasn’t anti-White. Total failure – and in the process, giving White Nationalism valuable exposure.

  160. FincaInTheMountains March 18, 2016 at 3:36 pm #

    The Russians intervened in Syria to bail the U.S. out of a very difficult situation

    If Assad fell, and if he was replaced by the opposition, it was conceivable they could in turn be replaced by IS. The U.S. was aware that it had constantly underestimated IS, and the possibility of IS in Damascus was both real and unacceptable to the United States.

    The United States had a political problem. Not only had it opposed Assad, it had been deeply aligned with anti-Assad factions. It could not suddenly become the protector of the Assad regime. At the same time, the United States, at that moment, could not afford the fall of Assad. The Russian intervention solved the problem for the United States.

    huffingtonpost.com/george-friedman/why-putin-went-into-syria_b_9488950.html

    Wow!!! That election campaign already does its wonders – even HuffPost started printing some truth for a change.

  161. wpa_ccc March 18, 2016 at 3:38 pm #

    To Q:

    It now looks like JHK was wrong. With five consecutive weekly gains it is clear we are seeing a reversal … and not a dead cat bounce or retracement.

    • Q. Shtik March 18, 2016 at 9:25 pm #

      “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”

    • elysianfield March 19, 2016 at 7:19 pm #

      “dead cat bounce ”

      Weight of cat
      percentage of fat/muscle
      Time of expiration/
      degree of rigor mortis
      terminal velocity achieved
      elasticity of