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“This is one of the things I find funny about the radical Left protests on campus…. You want to have it both ways. You want to be a fledgling member of the elite and a champion of the underprivileged. So, how narcissistic can you get? You want to have all the benefits of having all of the benefits, and you want to have all the benefits of having none of the benefits, because just having all the benefits isn’t enough for you.”

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The extraordinary thought disorders of this moment in history are equally distributed across the political spectrum. They’re an inevitable product of what Sigmund Freud identified as the discontents of civilization, but they grow especially acute as that civilization enters an economic crack-up zone. The craziness is equally distributed while the nation’s wealth is not. The old middle, or center, is imploding both economically and psychologically, concentrating distortions of reality at each end, Left and Right.

The disordered thought in Trumpism is as self-evident as (a) covfefe, though it came into being out of the authentic pain of those classes that bear the brunt of accelerating collapse. The thought disorders among Trump’s adversaries interest me more, because they emanate from the far more educated ranks of society, the place where rational leadership is supposed to spawn. If you can’t depend on those people to think straight in difficult times, then it raises the question of what exactly is the value of an advanced education?

For instance: the incredible new idea put out by CNN that it is verboten for officials in the government — the president especially — to meet with the Russian ambassador to the United States. I’ve asked this question before, but obviously it needs to be repeated in the face of this persistent nonsense: why do you think nations send diplomats to other lands if not to meet with and communicate with government officials? Since when — and why — are we shocked that a US president would meet in the White House with the Russian ambassador and foreign minister? Did previous presidents not meet with Russian diplomats? Did incoming officials in earlier election transitions never meet with Russian diplomats on the way to assuming their duties? And if they did meet, what do you suppose they talked about? The Baltimore Orioles pitching prospects? The newest fusion cuisine? Or serious matters of mutual geopolitical interest? Do American diplomats in Moscow avoid meeting with Russian leaders? Why do we even bother to send them there?

Whether it is a misunderstanding of reality by the educated people who work on Cable TV news, or a malicious twisting of the public’s credulity, it is producing a grievous breakdown in collective coherence with the potential of causing enormous political mischief in American life. The Dem/Prog “resistance” may think that it is taking a bold stand against a rogue government, but it is only making itself look dangerously unreliable as a supposed alternative to Trumpism.

Otherwise the Dem/Prog Left is dissipating its political and cultural energy in a species of quixotic agit-prop campaigns against reality and ultimately against the project of civilization itself. For instance, the crusade to erase any firm notions of American manhood. Case in point: the front page story on Friday’s The New York Times website: How to Raise a Feminist Son.

For children to reach their full potential, they need to follow their interests, traditional or not. So let them…. Offer open-ended activities, like playing with blocks or clay, and encourage boys to try activities like dress-up or art class, even if they don’t seek them out, social scientists say. Call out stereotypes. (“It’s too bad that toy box shows all girls because I know boys also like to play with dollhouses.”)

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In case you’re wondering why pop culture is so saturated by and preoccupied with comic book superheroes it’s because American men are no longer permitted to enact the petty heroics of everyday life, including the ability to support a family by working for a living. (What a quaint idea, I know!) So there is nothing left for them but absurd grandiose fantasies of what it means to be a man. Destroying the boundaries between sexes, and denying that biology even enters into the matter, will only make it more difficult for this nation to navigate through the straits of extreme economic distress.

Second case in point: The trend this year among college students demanding new racially segregated dormitory arrangements, in the name of “inclusion and diversity.” It’s one thing for 19-year-olds to be confused but quite another, and more interesting, that adult college deans go along with this deranged hypocrisy — and so far, I have not heard of a dean or college president willing to oppose this arrant affront to reason. The ultimate victim of all this nonsense is the truth, or course. If you think that truth doesn’t matter, you’ll be very disappointed with the way things turn out in Covfefe Land.


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  1. RobH June 2, 2017 at 9:34 am #

    I don’t get the quote from the psychology professor

    The young are often more left wing and people usually go more right wing as they age

    The left will likely believe in the importance of education, as will students at college

    The point of education is not to ‘become privileged’. One may be fortunate to be at college (though with a large debt to pay it is no privilege)

    If at the end of college one becomes ‘elite’ there is no rule that says one must continue oppression, voting for opression or even maintain ones postion with relation to the oppressed

    I think the professor should try to avoid projecting his own motivations onto others

    • thwack June 2, 2017 at 10:09 am #

      “I don’t get the quote from the psychology professor”

      **********************

      Look at it this way: have you ever thrown other men under the bus in order to get a piece of ass?

      These students he is describing wanna be John Wayne and kill John Wayne at the same time.

      *vomit*

    • Zoltar June 2, 2017 at 10:09 am #

      I thought the professor’s point was clear enough. There are obviously innumerable benefits and advantages that are a concomitant of elite status in America today; there are also quite a few accommodations and considerations that our system provides for the underprivileged by way of attempted compensation. Peterson accuses today’s radical leftists of demanding both. He’s right.

      • Beryl of Oyl June 2, 2017 at 10:41 am #

        I’d like to add that the point of higher education today IS to become privileged.
        It used to be about learning, knowledge, and carrying along the culture. That’s before Big Ed became one of the Rackets.
        Parents who pay big money to purchase privilege for their kids don’t want their progeny flunking out and wasting their money either.
        Hence the proliferation of pseudo-scientific and opinion-based “studies”. They’re an easier passing grade than basket weaving, which requires a certain amount of skill and application.

        • Elrond Hubbard June 2, 2017 at 11:11 am #

          As I see it, nowadays there are three basic goals of higher education. There’s the actual love of knowledge, which is real for a lot of people. Second comes the pursuit of advantage, and third but not least important is the pursuit of privilege.

          Advantage and privilege aren’t the same thing, but they’re often confused. Pursuing advantage just means working to get ahead, which is fine. Advantage that comes from one’s own efforts isn’t a problem. Privilege, on the other hand, means being in a position where the rules are different for you than for other people. Most of the financial scams and swindles that JHK complains about, for example, could be called examples of financial privilege because people are either using their position in the economy (at big banks, etc.) to divert monetary flows away from others and toward themselves, or else capturing government in order to rig the rules in their favour. This can happen in academia too, in other ways.

          I wish Jim would lay off his dismissiveness when people take on the problem of privilege. To my mind, that’s exactly what “all men are created equal” is about: it’s not right to let some people live by their own rules at others’ expense.

          • Beryl of Oyl June 2, 2017 at 11:30 am #

            I think the problem lies with the term itself. Deciding privilege is a bad thing, and then labeling people who haven’t done a thing wrong as privileged, of course you are going to get pushback.
            I’m thinking of all the idealistic young men I know who voted for Barack Obama, because they wanted to do something nice for black people, only to have him turn on them and label them as privileged.
            He who went to private schools and now lives in a mansion with a wall around it.

          • 100th Avatar June 2, 2017 at 11:35 am #

            “All men are created equal is a convention”, not a hard truth.
            Some people live in the conventional, the ideal.
            Others, exploit those same fools.
            Life isn’t bound by some enlightenment period proverb.

          • Elrond Hubbard June 2, 2017 at 1:43 pm #

            100th Avatar: “Life isn’t bound by some enlightenment period proverb.”

            Life’s what we make it. We all have agency, but not all of us use it or take it seriously. So we can either decide on our ideals and work toward them, or we can let someone else drive the bus and therefore become pawns in their game.

            For my part, I think most of the ways that life today is better than 250 years ago, or even 50 years ago, trace back in one way or another to that or another Enlightenment ideal.

          • 100th Avatar June 2, 2017 at 2:20 pm #

            Alas, all ideals. Reality has the stronger feeding off the weak.
            Heck, I’ll give you the “created equal” myth, even knowing full well that there are countless individuals with endowed superiorities in one more facets of the human experience.
            Thing is, we all don’t live and die equals, and that’s the name of the game.

          • Janos Skorenzy June 2, 2017 at 2:40 pm #

            There is no equality. No two triangles are the same, but the ideal triangle exists on the conceptual plane. “Real” triangles can only struggle to attain and maintain the ideal.

            You on the other hand, dream of square triangles – things that don’t exist on any level and never will because they Can’t by definition.

          • Elrond Hubbard June 2, 2017 at 11:29 pm #

            100th Avatar: You think calling something a myth is a way to dismiss it as negligible. But a myth is a very powerful thing. A myth is a narrative that lends meaning to our lives, and meaning both creates structure and propels action. The history of humanity could be written through the evolution of our myths.

            Take the myth of manifest destiny, for example — the idea that Americans were destined to settle North America from coast to coast. No one has ever seen a manifest destiny. No one can plonk it on a set of scales and tell you how much it weighs. It’s not even smoke and mirrors. Yet people believed in it; and believing in it, for better or worse, they made it happen.

            The ‘myth’ of equality is like that. If you reject the idea that the best government is one in which all are equal before the law, then you’re an opponent of the most fundamental American idea. If you lack even the ability to understand the appeal of such a notion, then I pity you, but I won’t yield to you. Like a stroke patient who can’t see the left half of the clock, you don’t know what you don’t know. But your deficiency is not binding on the rest of us.

          • 100th Avatar June 4, 2017 at 12:12 am #

            *Yawn*
            Petitio principii

          • Elrond Hubbard June 4, 2017 at 8:52 am #

            Not at all. Rather it’s glass half empty, glass half full. Two descriptions for one set of facts, and it’s dealer’s choice which is true.

            Except one is closed and acquiescent to iniquity, while the other is open to possibilities — which sometimes get realized. I know what my choice is, and yours too, apparently.

        • RobH June 3, 2017 at 5:10 am #

          Hi Beryl

          I think its a shame the point has become to be privileged as you say

          I studied Physics, many years ago, as I had an aptitude for it. I would never dreamt of doing business studies. It is a waste of your life to chase privilege

          I wholeheartedly agree; basket weaving is a definite skill. I would like to keep goats myself

          I think the system draws everyone down the money line…
          because everything depends on it, and it is so hard to make a living if you don’t follow the system

        • Dumbedup June 3, 2017 at 9:24 am #

          Not necessarily. But it is about perception and a college degree (or beyond) has always been seen as a way to gain respect and to earn more. That was true in the 1920s and it is now. What has changed is the business side of an education. It isn’t the parents who caused the creation of pseudo-studies. It is the schools themselves and the student loan business. They don’t want students flunking out because the flow of big money stops.

          I entered law school with 252 other first year students. At the end of the year we were down to a little over 200 and most of the 52 simply could not make a 2.0 GPA. But tuition was $750 a semester. Law school is now about $5,000 a semester plus the accouterments. (iPad, laptop, luxury apartments, etc) The graduation rate is about 90% and those that don’t make it usually leave on their own rather than flunk out. The really telling point is that the pass rate of the bar exam has gone from 70%+ to 50% over the past several decades.

          The point is, colleges and graduate schools believe it is their job to graduate everyone and let the professions or the job market itself separate the wheat and chaff. They are sending out students in search of a job as a banker, lawyer, teacher, stock broker, or business manager who are not equipped for the kind of work they are pursuing. They are sold a false hope in the dream of privilege.

      • RobH June 3, 2017 at 5:04 am #

        I wasn’t quite sure whether the quote was there as something James was pointing out as right or wrong

        Education should be free to students in my view. That is paid for by the state. Subject to the students abilities

        It will be paid for one way or another. A bit like the US government military spending develops tech like sat nav that ends up in our phones. Its like a giant subsidy

        I would say that the benfits to society from educated people will filter through as they come to their potential. Maybe they will feel part of society as well

        It is a separate issue to whether underprivileged should be able to eat or have heating or healthcare. People who have been unable to succeed through illness or no fault of their own should be supported in a humane society

      • shotho June 3, 2017 at 9:40 am #

        But isn’t it true of all of us? Take this climate change business. We feel righteous and enlightened when we decry man’s contributions to global warming, but in our privileged ways do nothing to stop our own consumption of the Earth’s resources. What college professors and students refuse to drive cars or forgo jet travel? How else would they get to their endless conferences? In other words, talk is cheap and always has been.

    • seawolf77 June 2, 2017 at 10:26 am #

      It’s a female thing. I love it when young guys come up to me and describe their soon to be ex-wife’s behavior like this: “She doesn’t make any sense. No sense at all. I mean she just doesn’t make sense.” Women do not make sense. Once you understand that, it makes sense. I remember Kate Hepburn in one of her last interviews flat out stated “Women can’t have it all.” You can’t be a stay at home Mom and be CEO of a company or be a nun. These are binary choices. Like the Paris Accord. Trump just told the world to fuck off. The entire world. The man is a baby. There is no other way to put it.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 2, 2017 at 2:35 pm #

      Things are what they are because they’re not something else. If you don’t want to be an Elite, someone else will take your place. If all the Elite give up their privilege, then some of the Oppressed will take their place. Those who beat their swords into ploughshares will do the plowing for those who don’t.

      Your assignment is to read Animal Farm.

    • K-Dog June 2, 2017 at 3:44 pm #

      The professor projects nothing. He sees the hypocrisy of it all. An entire generation deluded and thinking they are special. Special enough so they do not have to suffer or really work but they can get angry. Robots do work the now don’t they?

      Our college students do not seriously advocate for social change. All they do is enjoy the release of a little anger having nothing to do with whatever it is they think they protest and then move on. Next on their agenda, enjoy a MMA fight. Celibrate ripping somebodies face off to get rich. Or perhaps get a new tattoo. The phrase ‘let them eat cake’ also expresses the sentiment and it did more directly.

      Game of scams. Media sirens sing and all are bewitched. The game is get as much as you can for yourself and everybody is playing the game. Different teams but the same game. A game with no future for the game can only assume a positive outcome. It can’t consider a real future with consequences and balance. Otherwise known as madness.

      “Trump’s adversaries interest me more, because they emanate from the far more educated ranks of society, the place where rational leadership is supposed to spawn. If you can’t depend on those people to think straight in difficult times, then it raises the question of what exactly is the value of an advanced education?”

      Yes, good George Carlin is resting in peace and not watching this madness of our elite. It would make the veins pop out of his neck.

  2. 100th Avatar June 2, 2017 at 9:34 am #

    Covfefe, a typo on a virtual platform, has done nothing but expose the irrationality on the actual plane of existence.

  3. thwack June 2, 2017 at 9:41 am #

    “In case you’re wondering why pop culture is so saturated by and preoccupied with comic book superheroes it’s because American men are no longer permitted to enact the petty heroics of everyday life, including the ability to support a family by working for a living.” –JHK

    **************

    Pop culture is also being saturated with sports since that is one of the few areas left where marxism and feminism have been unable to penetrate.

    Drive, self propulsion and tenacity can still win the day even if you a broke ass ni66a

    Mike Tyson would do 2000 sit ups the day before a fight

    Yes doping is starting to take its toll. But just like Donald Trump who figured out a way to win against a more powerful opponent by out smarting it, out thinking it, using its strength against it…

    Sports is still a venue in which creativity and innovation can still win the day.

    For example, listen to this guy describe trying to fight Floyd Mayweather

    (and try not to laugh)

    youtube.com/watch?v=xQjvXRcnPvw

    • JimInFlorida June 2, 2017 at 10:28 am #

      I doubt Marcus Garvey would support professional sports as an honorable occupation for Black Men. He would much rather see Black Men learning trades, starting their own businesses, and earning wealth by their own hands. “Negro producers, Negro distributors, Negro consumers!” Mr. Garvey’s enterprises may have failed because of corrupt 3rd-parties but, the ideas contained in the above quote were sound.

      Pro sports are among the most parasitical of occupations because they consume vast amounts of material and financial capital while delivering NOTHING of value to society. Dare we investigate the mega-racket of pro-sports franchises and their owners?

      • thwack June 2, 2017 at 12:07 pm #

        Jif,

        your comment is a brilliant display of ignorance, and might I even say “white privilege?”

        I don’t know how old you are, but todays black athletes are far better at monetizing, marketing and exploiting all aspects of their fame and abilities and this results in great downstream opportunities for black non athletes.

        Lawyers, personal trainers, advertising, design… black athletes are generating all kinds of jobs for black non athletes that would otherwise not exist. Floyd Mayweather is a one man multi million dollar corporation; he has his fingers in all kinds of pies that you don’t even know about?

        Youtube alone has allowed all kinds of black trainers and fitness coaches to start and maintain their own companies

        How many black people have YOU hired this year?

        But far more important than the money and wealth, the training, discipline and focus it takes to get even close to the top in any sport is an excellent example for black people to follow.

        You gotta leave all your bad habits behind.

        And black people have a lot of bad habits; we are 2nd only to “mexicans” in obesity, heart disease, alcoholism and every other type of pathology.

        I think its great that black female track and field athletes can now fully fund themselves in their chosen professions with not only their earnings, but by writing books, making appearances, doing motivational speaking…

        and thats just in the United States. In Europe some of them have been famous for years.

        But I guess you would rather see us standing in front of a liquor store? or leaning up against a fence post all doped up?

        Jim, sports in not just about entertainment.

        Its about finding out what your limitations are and transcending them. When is the last time YOU engaged in such behavior?

        Maybe if you tried it you wouldn’t be such a crusty, vinegar filled, bitter hater?

        Just sayin

        • JimInFlorida June 2, 2017 at 12:22 pm #

          All well and good for the FEW who can make sports pay.

          What about the majority of blacks who don’t have the athleticism or talent? We’re back to talking about regular jobs that actually do something useful.

          A man riding a garbage truck or fixing potholes is MUCH more valuable to society than the pro athlete. That’s what I’m saying.

          • thwack June 2, 2017 at 1:47 pm #

            What about the majority of blacks who don’t have the athleticism or talent?

            ****************

            Maybe they can get it the same way black athletes with athleticism and talent get it?

            doing 2000 sit-ups a day

            not drinking, smoking and/or eating unhealthy foods.

            Study and observation of yourself and other athletes…

            One of the ways white people practice racism is by promoting the myth that black athletes don’t have to work hard and be disciplined to be successful.

            “A man riding a garbage truck or fixing potholes is MUCH more valuable to society than the pro athlete. That’s what I’m saying.”

            Yeah, and you are saying that as a WHITE MAN: who spent his entire childhood drowning in SUPER WHITE MEN:

            Superman

            Batman

            Spider man

            Aquaman

            Mother fucking TARZAN?

            You were never at a loss to see white men doing great and vast things, being the HERO…

            As a child I think it affected me greatly to see a black man be the hero, win the gold medal, be the best in the entire world….

            Why is that so difficult for you to understand?

          • badberries June 3, 2017 at 3:11 pm #

            600 years of selective breeding, that’s the “Black Advantage” in sports.

          • thwack June 4, 2017 at 6:33 am #

            Blacks will dominate the NHL as soon as they start making the hockey puck white.

            *be afraid, be very afraid*

          • seawolf77 June 5, 2017 at 8:45 am #

            The only thing more useless than professional sports are the people who watch it. It is a monument to wasted time; cathedral sized bowls of warm piss to drown dim witted rats in.

    • Beryl of Oyl June 2, 2017 at 11:07 am #

      I smiled. Does that count?

      • Janos Skorenzy June 2, 2017 at 3:10 pm #

        The Ashtavaraka Gita says Enlightenment is for those weary of effort – even the effort of opening and closing of one’s eyes.

        • dannyboy June 3, 2017 at 1:18 pm #

          Enlightenment only requires the least effort of Effortless Being. How’s things now that you got your man Trump?

    • Elrond Hubbard June 2, 2017 at 11:26 am #

      Anyone can try to make themselves seem Serious by pointing at something frivolous and denouncing it for its frivolity. It’s an act. A life with no room for frivolity is an onerous life indeed. Who wants to live so close to the edge of extinction that all they do is struggle to survive and then sleep? I’m pleased and thankful there’s room in my life for a little escapism if I want to enjoy it. If the life we have today was worth our ancestors working for generations to make possible, then something about it must be worth working to pass on to our progeny.

      More: every society has its myths, its festivals, its heroes, and its pagan gods. (That includes Christianity. What is the veneration of Mary, the mother of Jesus, about if not good old-fashioned pagan Goddess-worship smuggled in through the back door?) The mythopoetics of superheroes just happen to embrace the iconography of science and technology in addition to traditional heroics. Cosplay or Carnaval, it’s much the same. Relax and enjoy it while you can.

      • JimInFlorida June 2, 2017 at 12:16 pm #

        Actually, I liked your stinging critique the best. You understand the macro view of society, even if you disagree with what I see.

      • Janos Skorenzy June 2, 2017 at 3:13 pm #

        Are all people born equally good athletes? No, right? Why do you assume it’s different when it comes to the classroom?

        You have conflated Equal Opportunity with Equality – the Original Sin of Modern Liberalism.

      • aibohphobia June 5, 2017 at 3:36 pm #

        Speaking of iconography and myths–
        Jordan Peterson has another YouTube in which he speaks to young women. It opens with a photo of a picture of a cameo of the Virgin Mary contrasted with a Renaissance portrait of a severed Gorgon’s head. **Alert! image not suitable for impressionable young minds! **
        youtube.com/watch?v=kj7VgBnQNUc

        Look closely at the cameo of the Virgin Mary in the opening shot. When you are done gasping, I think you will agree that it is an extremely insightful bit of artwork that graphically reveals a truth about the ‘Object of Veneration’ that is Mary, within the Roman Catholic Church.
        After seeing it, I find that many (but not all) Catholic images of Mary definitely have elements of that image, though expressed more subtly. Perhaps it points to some of the pagan roots of Mary-veneration….

    • seawolf77 June 2, 2017 at 11:53 am #

      Sports are theater. This was proven when the NFL went to trial and admitted that their product is not a sporting event, but a theatrical event. Look at the last two Super Bowls given to the Patriot and ultimate great white hope Tom Brady. Seattle on the one yard line with the best running back in the league and they call a pass play and it gets intercepted. Atlanta is running over the Patriots, literally, the entire first half. Third and one in the third quarter and Atlanta calls a pass play, the QB is sacked, he fumbles, the Patriots recover and the comeback miracle begins. It’s all a bunch of crap. I’m trying to wean myself off it now. It’s not easy, because beer goes down so easily with crap, by design no doubt.

      • thwack June 2, 2017 at 12:16 pm #

        Seawolf,

        I suggest you engage in a sport instead of watching it.

        or at the very least you can always coach little league or be an umpire…

        Children learn very important lessons when they play games; that stay with them the rest of their lives; teamwork, fairness, discipline, focus, reliability, trust…

        even when they lose.

        • 100th Avatar June 2, 2017 at 12:54 pm #

          Sport is the ultimate form of sublimation.

        • seawolf77 June 5, 2017 at 8:40 am #

          I engage in sport. I’m a master debater.

      • badberries June 2, 2017 at 5:00 pm #

        Yep, and it all starts in High School. The road trips to neighboring towns, the uniforms, the high value real estate in city centers turned into perfectly manicured lawns just to be shredded during FB season. All on the taxpayers dime whilst the libraries (what’s that??) and computer labs get defunded.

        If people want their spawn to grow up playing sports, then they ought to pay for it themselves…every fracking cent outta their own pockets!

        I live in Wisconsin where, if my neighbors could see the blasphemy that I write, would have me quartered and cremated.

        Three things matter here, The Packers, Crabgrass and Huntin’ season.

        It’s a weird crowd…60+ year old men going to watch girls high school volleyball and basketball games…where they’re not related to any of the players…and nobody finds it odd….

        And to any on here who would counter with “But sports builds character”, I would reply with, “so does work”. Like the second job you’ll have to take in order to pay for lil’ Timmy and Cheer Queen Sissy going off on 8 road trips to other towns

        Learn another language…I don’t mind paying for that..but sports?…meh.

        • thwack June 2, 2017 at 6:00 pm #

          Sounds like somebody sucked at sports during childhood and never got over it?

          Let me guess, you got sand kicked in your face too right?

          • badberries June 3, 2017 at 3:05 pm #

            Gosh, but you are so insightful..! To be able to intuit people right through the keys? What a gift!

            But I notice how daintily you tried to side step the crux of my reply…I don’t want to pay for other peoples kids to play games. I don’t mind paying for their education.

            At 6’3″ and 215 in my Senior year in high school, I don’t recall any mouthy punk, such as yourself, ever kicking sand in my face. But now that I’m all grown up (Something for you to look forward to…(maybe).) I always have a surprise in my pocket..so, “Sand-Kickers” be advised..

            So Thwick, which professional team do you play for? Or is it the Ol’ “I coulda gone pro but, but, but… Admit it, you’re a pansy.

            Oh yeah, I was really good at one summer sport, rough-breakin’ those stupid fucking horses, fifty bucks broke to the saddle, a hundred bucks broke to ride. ever done that one Thwick?.. oh I forgot…city boy…emphasis on the “Boy” part.

            Oh, don’t lets forget buckin’ bales,…nickel apiece “in the stack”. We’ve still got the ranch little feller, if you ever wanna get out of your moms basement and see where your fucking food comes from….might start prepping for it now because at five thousand feet above MSL the air’s a little thin…delicate creatures such as yourself don’t last…and bring some books, the library’s a might distant.

          • thwack June 4, 2017 at 7:19 am #

            Well how many POUNDS of cotton can you pick in a day?

            Oh Im sorry, did I break your concentration?

            Please continue; you were saying something about being 6’3? and 215 lbs?

            Oh you were finished?

            Well then please allow me to retort:

            What does a top shelf high school athlete

            look

            like?

            Does he get hurt in practice, give up, and then whine like a bitch the rest of his life about sports being a waste of time?

            Ladies, please pay attention and learn how to dodge these bitter old men like sadberry who after all these years are still haunted by their youthful athletic failures and now cling to their firearms and hate Little League baseball…

            Its petty, small minded, and doesn’t do justice to all the children who learn the importance of things like teamwork and self improvement through their participation in organized youth athletics.

            *play is the work of children*

            If your child does not play, there is probably a problem with them; and like assberry, that problem is probably YOU.

          • badberries June 4, 2017 at 11:39 pm #

            and once again thwick avoids the real dialog of my not wanting to pay for someone else’s spawn playing games.

            Nope never got hurt in HS Sports, saved that for later in life.

            Nope, didn’t say sports were a waste of time. But I’d guess that you never were very good at sticking to the point, just shout out whatever cliche’ that happens to bubble up in your pointed head.

            Hey! You’d make a good “Talk” show host, you know, where you don’t have to stay on point and it’s okay to just shout down your interviewee..

            Now hows about the invite out to the ranch? Believe it or don’t, I know a couple of gay caballeros that would love bangin’ that City Slicker ass of yours kinda Brokeback Mountain style.

            Why just think, you could become a seasoned cowboy and get recertified as a “Rump Ranger” all in one week.

            But, and you probably already know this, you’ll be riding in to “high camp” but you’ll probably be walking out….if you can walk at all. But, like I said, you probably already know that.

            But here’s a little tid-bit Gomer, where I come from, Rodeo, is a high school sport and I was fucking good at it. Yep 6’3″ 215 and damned good looking…

            I heard it best summed up once this way,

            I am a
            free,
            White,
            College educated,
            Christian,
            American male and
            that
            just
            happens to
            put me
            on top of the fucking heap and
            if you don’t believe me
            you can
            talk to my Attorney.

            And!! WTF are you doing talking to “Ladies” like you’d know a “Lady” if you met one and no, you dried up little nut sack, the stupid, fat, blond white chick you’re currently mooching off ain’t no “Lady”…

            Nope, I don’t hate little-league baseball it’s a fun past-time. Just don’t ask me to pay for it, but I’d guess that you’ve been mooching for so long that you probably think it’s a “Right”.

            But, before I get anywhere with the end of tax based subsidies for High school sports, I’m betting that DJT starts cutting off your SNAP benefits until you get a job.

            You a “Field negger” or a “House negger”? Goddamned!!, Maher hit it right on the nose!!

            Anyhoo, no more Reeeeubbs-n-Collards on my dime…back to chitlins-n-gravy and the rare “Sweet Potato pie”…and probably a free, well deserved, “Knuckle sandwich” while you’re shivering in the church soup line. Make sure it’s the AME line and you wont get stomped.

            Bon Appetit little feller!

      • zizzybalooba June 4, 2017 at 12:03 pm #

        seawolf, your jealousy for the Patriots is amusing. It must be entertaining to watch you smash your tinfoil hat in exasperation with your losing football team. Losers always hate winners.

        • seawolf77 June 5, 2017 at 8:33 am #

          Go put your head back in the sand. It’ more entertaining than seeing the world as it really is. Blind people always hate seers.

          • zizzybalooba June 5, 2017 at 10:53 am #

            Seer? Wow, you have a high opinion of yourself. I’m sure you’re making millions in sports betting…I mean, you must be because you have super magical clairvoyant powers.

  4. 100th Avatar June 2, 2017 at 9:50 am #

    I have come to the conclusion that American society has become preoccupied with superheroes because most people understand that the only possible solution to all our insurmountable problems lies within the realm of the supernatural. There is no realistic hope to a human solution for climate, overpopulation, greed; and we know this. Thus we have huge segments of society devoted to escapism.

    The elite have their own hero called AI within the realm of techno-narcissism. A future of bitcoins and robots. An escape from the physical plane to the virtual. It’s tenuously grounded in science, perhaps making it even more silly, and pathetic, than a comic book.

    • seawolf77 June 2, 2017 at 10:38 am #

      You are correct, the superhero movies were a PSYOP to condition America to accept a strongman superhero Bill Maher calls ORANGE SPHINCTER. Go back to the 1960’s and look at “Lost in Space” and “Star Trek” which conditioned America to believe space flight and space exploration was possible. The last episode of “Star Trek” aired June 1969. Remember what happened next?

      • seawolf77 June 2, 2017 at 10:39 am #

        Oh I forgot ORANGE SPHINCTER came from the Planet Asshole.

        • Janos Skorenzy June 2, 2017 at 3:19 pm #

          Classic case of Trump Derangement Syndrome – and getting worse. He thinks Hillary is a great Lady. He lost control of his sphincter yesterday when Trump left the Paris Deathtrap.

          • zizzybalooba June 5, 2017 at 2:51 pm #

            Janos, thanks for clarifying Seawolf’s adoration of Hillary because it explains why he thinks the NFL fixes Super Bowls so the Patriots always win…kind of like the Russians fixed the election.

        • SpeedyBB June 3, 2017 at 12:14 am #

          More precisely, Agent Orange came from Uranus.

    • Ishabaka June 2, 2017 at 10:54 am #

      “There is no realistic hope to a human solution for climate, overpopulation, greed; and we know this. ”

      – sure there is a solution – give away all your stuff, then kill yourself. Takes care of all three.

      • 100th Avatar June 2, 2017 at 11:38 am #

        Far simpler: your fate is sealed, now live with it.

      • Janos Skorenzy June 2, 2017 at 3:22 pm #

        Trump just got the White Race back on track in our journey towards the Stars. My Martian daughter will be named Podykane of Mars.

        • seawolf77 June 5, 2017 at 8:39 am #

          No she’ll be called Pookie, cause we’ll poke her in her keister. Pookie Skorenzy from Janos land, wench in waiting, slave to salivating wholly white Walter Wenchell types.

  5. mdl17576 June 2, 2017 at 9:50 am #

    The blog The Rational Male has done an extensive and accurate exploration of the current social landscape and it’s hostility to anything conventionally masculine. It put a lot of puzzle pieces together for me and in general made my interactions with the opposite sex more productive. Best of year one is essential reading for anyone with a pair. therationalmale.com/the-best-of-rational-male-year-one/

  6. JimInFlorida June 2, 2017 at 10:05 am #

    Back in the late 1980’s, there was a magnificent book called, “Closing Of The American Mind,” by Dr. Allan David Bloom. It was a rather high-brow analysis and commentary on the crisis of higher education. It was a best seller and that surprised Dr. Bloom most of all, since he didn’t write it for the dumb masses. Just as well that Dr. Bloom didn’t live to see his prognosis come true because things are far worse than he predicted.

    I read it twice back then and, as my tattered memory serves me, he pointed out the cult of INCLUSIVENESS UBER ALLES as the fundamental madness, which also conjured the demon of DIVERSITY. Those two keys unlocked Pandora’s Box of intellectual and political insanity. From that Box came the countless imps of cultural Marxism, which gained unlimited power to force themselves onto polite and orderly society. And these imps had children of their own…

    To that I will also add the cult of EFFICIENCY UBER ALLES as a contributing factor to wrecking the organizations that civilization depends on. The so-called, “S-curve,” has been idolized and we’re taught to value ONLY on the most optimum part of the boost phase of that curve. More and more, and with greater frequency, society and the economy are put through bubbles to squeeze out faster and shorter boost phases of the S-curve.

    We have a brittle socio-economic matrix that requires exponentially increasing levels of tyranny and micromanagement to keep it intact and working. A good example is the supply chain. In the old days, the system had ample surplus in storage and could tolerate disruptions from the points of supply. Certain banksters, moneychangers, and CEO’s saw all that fat and wanted to “unlock that value” for the rentier class.

    Thanks to Reaganomics, all of the fault tolerance in our supply chain is completely gone and is extremely sensitive to even hypothetical disruption i.e. global climate change, political resistance to the Washington Consensus, or whatever else may spook Wall Street. Enter the micromanaging tyranny that rules with an iron fist; punishing us both materially, sociologically, and psychologically.

    Cui bono??? As must as I’d like to go there, I’ll let Janos or somebody else not on probation answer that question. Ye shall know them by their fruits. A word to the wise is sufficient.

    • rockin robin June 2, 2017 at 11:07 am #

      I remember that book well. Thanks for the reminder and your commentary.

    • Elrond Hubbard June 2, 2017 at 12:49 pm #

      JimInFlorida: “To that I will also add the cult of EFFICIENCY UBER ALLES…”

      You ought to read The Unconscious Civilization by John Ralston Saul.

    • SpeedyBB June 3, 2017 at 12:20 am #

      Regarding ‘supply chains’, I have read that the magnificent ‘just in time’ system of the Japanese (Toyota?) got busted up real bad by the Fukushima events.

      Warehouses had no cushion of parts and components and production thus pretty much shut down immediately.

      Of course the money guys and senior management are not much concerned about this because it will get adjusted for (and covered up) by the time the shareholders have their powwow.

    • RocketDoc June 3, 2017 at 6:07 pm #

      Thanks for the reminder about this powerful book. When interviewing new employees who tended to be younger I would take a page from the book and ask about their “heroes”. Or, did they have a favorite/life changing book? Another interesting concept from that book was to have them talk about someone who they considered “Evil”. I was universally distressed to hear the answers. Another book at that time was “Amusing Ourselves to Death” by Neil Postman. Another sadly prophetic read.
      I had always wondered why Plato was so adamant about ‘no music’ for up and coming Guardians since our generation was so enamored of having “seen all the best bands”. It seemed harmless enough at the time as a standard youth rebellion but the consequences have been a narcissistic, frivolous, entertainment culture. His analysis was painfully accurate in my own case. I’ll have to re-read it.

  7. Beryl of Oyl June 2, 2017 at 10:06 am #

    Funny Mr. Kunstler should mention segregation, higher education, and masculinity all in one short post.
    Just yesterday, I took a ride on a bus.
    Yes, I do that sometimes, and I never see any of the avid environmentalists when I do.
    As usual, there were people from what we might call the underclass and lower working classes present. There was a couple with a small child, a boy, and another woman was talking to the mother of the boy, about raising boys.
    She said that she had three boys of her own, and she used to think parents had a role in how much boys acted like boys. She provided opportunities for her sons to choose different toys and different types of play, but they always went for the cars and fighting and so forth.
    She was white, by the way, and the couple she was speaking with was interracial, the mother being black and the father white.
    Interracial families are not atypical among the lower classes, they are the new normal. While it is unusual to see couples where the female half is black instead of the male, that is a growing trend, except among the echelons where these spoiled brat college kids come from.

    • Elrond Hubbard June 2, 2017 at 12:53 pm #

      FWIW, I’m an environmentalist and I ride the bus every day.

    • malthuss June 2, 2017 at 1:26 pm #

      Interracial families = The end of the White race.

      What I see,

      very little mixing of Blacks and non Blacks EXCEPT MUDSHARKING.
      White men a Yellow women. Not too many White women w low testosterone Yellow men.

      Browns mixing w Whites but not Yellows.

      Your thoughts?

    • Janos Skorenzy June 2, 2017 at 3:30 pm #

      I saw a White woman with a Black baby. She was playing with him with a little toy football. She desperately wanted him to become a star and said as much to another woman. No doubt that’s why she bred down. And indeed, he looked like a very strong little boy. Just imagine how much carnage he will cause. That’s all but guaranteed. Becoming a football star is not.

      Remember, you or I are more closely related to that woman than her own baby. She’s been used as an incubator.

      • thwack June 2, 2017 at 3:55 pm #

        How many white women did you see without babies?

  8. hmuller June 2, 2017 at 10:08 am #

    It’s taken some time. But now George Wallace, Lester Maddox et al. can be seen as enlightened Leftists they surely were in their hearts. Didn’t they want people of color to have their own separate facilities? Separate dorms, rest rooms, drinking fountains, classrooms, even separate universities. Yes, those snowflakes are furthering a proud tradition.

    • JimInFlorida June 2, 2017 at 10:53 am #

      Unlike in the good ol’ days, today’s “segregation” allows the protected classes to withdraw into their protected spaces BUT… straight Whites (especially men) are PROHIBITED from reestablishing their own spaces.

      In the segregation of the past, Whites had little reason to access minority spaces. Today’s protected classes may access White and/or Male space anytime and demand resources from it.

      And Whites are required to pay the extortion in the form of surrendering our social space and our White women. Many Whites pay an alternate dhimmi tax by buying into tyrannical HOA’s while hoping that the oppressive conformity and high price will keep out the riff raff.

      Therefore, the snowflakes are aiding in their own genocide rather than resurrecting a sound tradition.

      • thwack June 2, 2017 at 12:19 pm #

        And Whites are required to pay the extortion in the form of surrendering our social space and our White women.

        *******************

        Do you want ALL of your white women?

        • JimInFlorida June 2, 2017 at 12:25 pm #

          You can have the fat ones and the crazy.

          Ooops, I just gave away the majority of our inventory!

          • thwack June 2, 2017 at 2:00 pm #

            Not to worry, I only want them for a little while then you can have em back.

          • Janos Skorenzy June 2, 2017 at 3:37 pm #

            And that’s what our women don’t understand – how utterly alien Black psychology is. They think they are getting cool guys with great bodies – with social approval PLUS edginess (see Jim’s essay). But in reality, they are getting low IQ psychopaths. The low IQ hidden by verbosity and decades of equality propaganda that have warped the mediocre minds of these women.

            Black verbal ability was noted early. Jefferson spoke of great Black preachers – and how he went up to them after the service and questioned them, finding that they didn’t understand what they had said. It’s as if the connection between the conceptual mind and the verbal mind hasn’t been forged yet. Or the conceptual mind is so rudimentary that’s no there there yet to link to.

          • thwack June 2, 2017 at 4:05 pm #

            “And that’s what our women don’t understand”

            *************************

            How do you know what white women want?

            Have you axed any?

            Thats the trouble with you bitter loser white guys; you try to make women buy what you sellin.

            Why don’t you sell what they’re buyin?

            You put a cheeto on a fish hook and then get mad and start screaming about blacks and Jews when you don’t get any bites?

  9. Helix June 2, 2017 at 10:13 am #

    “Covfefe”: COVer For Every F***ing Event

  10. Petro June 2, 2017 at 10:20 am #

    Re. “Covfefe”—It seemed pretty clear to me that it was supposed to be “coverage.” Why it came out so addled we don’t know. Did he fall asleep as he typed, then wake up and hit Send without looking at it again? Is his mind deteriorating more quickly than some have concluded? (I read an interesting piece somewhere recently that showed with several examples how his vocabulary and syntax has clearly declined from what it was 15-20 years ago.)

    Re. the Petersen quote—I agree with RobH: “huh?” I’d love to see the professor flesh that out a bit with an example or two to clarify for those of us too dense to get it.

    Re. meeting with Russian diplomats—Where is it that everyone’s upset that T met with Russian diplomats in the White House? It’s what HAPPENED at that meeting that is the problem, and which freaked out even his own team as they watched it happen and sent them scrambling. Yes, there is an obsession about what the nature of the PRE-election and PRE-inaugural Russian meetings were. True, the public doesn’t have any solid evidence the Russians were involved in email leaks about the Dems, and why would we trust the so-called intelligence agencies? BUT—given T’s business dealings with Russia (one of which was their regular funding of his golf course developments, as stated by his son), and all the lying about these meetings in an apparent attempt to cover them up, does it not make sense to at least dig into these meetings to find out WTF was going on and why people like Kushner, Sessions, and Flynn seem very much to want to cover them up?

    • seawolf77 June 2, 2017 at 10:28 am #

      He was probably getting his weasel greased by his lizard-like wife.

      • thwack June 2, 2017 at 12:20 pm #

        Melania is not lizard like, she’s more vulpine.

        Just sayin.

        • 100th Avatar June 2, 2017 at 12:52 pm #

          And the canis prefer, after all, the porcine

        • janet June 2, 2017 at 4:01 pm #

          Melania is totally lizard : cold blooded scaly lizard.

          • thwack June 4, 2017 at 7:43 am #

            There is something very unjust about blaming Melania for the sins of Donald Trump. She is a working class Eastern European prole who married a billionaire; what was she supposed to do?

            She didn’t know he would one day become president of the United States?

            And no it probably wasn’t about the money. Wealthy men have been chasing Melania since she was 17 and it was Donald Trump who used the correct bait to catch her. He was a cocky arrogant jerk boy with money, who probably showed Melania his sensitive side by teaching some little kids how to make ash trays in arts and craft class…

            and the next thing you know Melania is flappin around on the floor of his boat.

            Its not her fault. Women are hard wired to be attracted to that.

            Leave her alone.

            She didn’t sign up for this.

          • seawolf77 June 5, 2017 at 8:34 am #

            If you want justice watch “Law & Order.” If you want just us, watch Donald and Melania, the lizard people.

    • Beryl of Oyl June 2, 2017 at 10:33 am #

      His vocabulary and syntax have declined from 15 to 20 years ago?
      Welcome to aging, Petro.
      Speaking of mental decline, look at the state of Donald’s opponent lately. Slurring her words, babbling, blaming everyone she can think of.
      This is the source of the “It’s the Russians” narrative, this addled old lady.

      • Petro June 2, 2017 at 10:53 am #

        Sure, aging, of course. But aging happens at different rates and to different degrees. His one-time vocabulary and articulation are remarkably different than what we hear now.

        Hillary? Ugh. I hope you don’t mistake any of my remarks about T as indicating I am—or was—a HRC supporter.

        • Beryl of Oyl June 2, 2017 at 11:38 am #

          The “Donald is mentally unsound” theme came from the MSM/Democrats.
          I’m telling you, everybody’s vocabulary and articulation takes a hit at an accelerated rate starting at about age 50 or so.

          • Petro June 2, 2017 at 12:00 pm #

            You’ve fallen into looking at these things through the Two-Party/ Dem v. Repub. lens. It’s a trap that the elites are delighted to see you in, shackled by partisan distractions.

            There are credible and independent professionals who have raised legitimate concerns about the mental health of this POTUS. To their credit, most of them have qualified their observations by noting that harder conclusions would require direct examination. But until that time, there is certainly loads of material to work with from the source himself (not to mention leaks from firsthand witnesses), and you don’t need a degree in psychology to realize that something ain’t quite ticking right in there.

          • 100th Avatar June 2, 2017 at 12:29 pm #

            You have fallen into the trap of reacting to “reports” from the media, and considering them legitimate concerns.

      • Janos Skorenzy June 2, 2017 at 3:41 pm #

        She’s attacking the DNC now – she’s White History! Pocohontas vs Bernie in 2020. Unless he starts with Testosterone and sparring with some lookalike bitch, she’s going to eat him alive.

      • SpeedyBB June 3, 2017 at 12:26 am #

        The Leona Helmsley of the Democratic Party.

  11. wm5135 June 2, 2017 at 10:36 am #

    Our host “The thought disorders among Trump’s adversaries interest me more, because they emanate from the far more educated ranks of society, the place where rational leadership is supposed to spawn. If you can’t depend on those people to think straight in difficult times, then it raises the question of what exactly is the value of an advanced education?”
    Had the privilege of attending the retirement luncheon for this years group from our county school system. A retiree seated at the table opined that the current young people should just get on with it and take care of themselves in the same fashion they did. Let me add this was from a Republican voting member of the Florida Education Association(not even a ripple on the sea of cognition). No mention, of course, that younger workers on average earn 20% less than we did at a similar station in life or the difference in debt burden associated with just getting on with it.
    I know from conversations with some of these educators that they refuse to acknowledge that charter schools are nothing more than a plan to channel ad valorem taxes into private coffers. I also know from conversations that they have been willing participants in the dismantling of the public education system because their pension was more important than the future of the nation. I wonder with Mr. Kunstler, ” what exactly is the value of an advanced education?” Short answer, to create people who can’t find their ass if they use both hands and have a map.
    I am fortunate to have a beautiful 17 year old in my household. The system teaches to the test, period. The teenagers that pass through all admit they only acquired sufficient information to pass an exam and then promptly and purposefully forgot said information. Want to get a feel for the situation? Next time you speak with a teenager ask them what 9 x 7 equals, then ask them what 7 x 9 equals. Ah yes, the years you invested in acquiring a home and adding value so your taxes could produce such a stunning result in hope of a stronger nation. No Child Left Behind actually should be interpreted to say – All Children Left Behind.
    I still prefer to have the little bastards in my yard than off participating our modern culture.

    • Beryl of Oyl June 2, 2017 at 11:05 am #

      I’ve seen it put as No Child Gets Ahead. Maybe on this website?
      People who have spent a number of years in an occupation associated with the government have been quite a bit insulated from the economic realities younger Americans, and older Americans displaced by the crash, have had to deal with.
      Look at New York’s governor, deciding to “give” fat food workers fifteen dollars an hour, because you can’t support a family on minimum wage.
      Now he’s claiming he meant all along, to extend the higher wage to other occupations, but it’s obvious that he was completely clueless as to what people actually make in his state.
      The Common Core appeared to me to be, among other negative things, an attempt to remove all culture from education.

      • Janos Skorenzy June 2, 2017 at 3:44 pm #

        Google the nefarious Dr Pook, one of the framers of Common Core. He all but admitted that its purpose to bring White kids down. In other words, to make them equal to their dark skinned peers.

  12. Ishabaka June 2, 2017 at 10:48 am #

    For inexplicable reasons, the liberal American elites have elevated the sexually confused to the status of modern day saints – they can do no wrong, and parents want their children to become one of them.

    • 100th Avatar June 2, 2017 at 11:47 am #

      They want their children to have exposure to another notion of accepted/normal behavior. If it’s normalized, it is not deviant. Blur the lines of norms and deviations with hopes of having more open minded, and less biased children.
      A few hundred thousand years of evolution vs a smug and self-satisfied parent should end well.

      • Elrond Hubbard June 2, 2017 at 1:55 pm #

        They want their children to understand that people can be different from them without being a threat, or an object of ridicule, or a target.

        • 100th Avatar June 2, 2017 at 2:07 pm #

          And there is no limit to these differences be they categorical, sociological, biological, etc.

        • Janos Skorenzy June 2, 2017 at 3:47 pm #

          When is enough, enough, Elrond? In other words, what is Your limit? When do you become an old fogey out of touch with the Revolution? You do know that pedophilia is slated to become normalized, right? Salon I believe has one such writer working for them. Will that do it? Or will it be bestiality? Necrophillia? What?

          • 100th Avatar June 2, 2017 at 5:58 pm #

            My money is on robot love.

  13. wm5135 June 2, 2017 at 11:19 am #

    JiminFlorida,
    Have you walked into a slash pine ecosystem here in Florida, the kind the paper companies husband for paper production? Compare a slash pine forest to any native ecosystem found here. Which is more vibrant and full of the will to life?
    This last year the microbiome was added to the tree of life and one of the most interesting discoveries was the diversity. There is something that seems obvious to me, diversity is not the underlying problem rather it is lack of symbiosis. Predators and destructive parasites are controls that rise and fall with their prey and host. The vast web of life is nurtured by symbiosis. What is missing in the quest for diversity in our modern culture is symbiosis. Others who comment here describe this as a common culture. I propose the lack of symbiosis is the poison pill. Alas this is common on both sides of the spectrum.
    As an aside, your posts are succinct and to the point and good ground for taking a longer look at my views. Thank you. You and I have more in common than might be imagined.
    wm

    • JimInFlorida June 2, 2017 at 12:49 pm #

      Thank you wm.

      There are certain kinds of “diversity” that are symbiotic but, in the political realm, there’s no narrative which carries that idea. Lest segregation be reintroduced and the Coudenhove-Kalergi social engineering agenda be thwarted.

      Diversity in the body-politic doesn’t correlate very well to Nature. Man is able to rise above Nature by political will and selective association. Successful societies that achieved a measure of symbiosis were also racially homogeneous.

      Where differing tribes came together, and mutually abided by a common political pact, the differences were acceptable since they often worshipped the same gods and their social standards were compatible. In the case of Europe, many had already been Romanized in their past and shared a familiar heritage.

      Diversity in modern parlance exclusively means to invade White space with 3rd Worlders and break it up. No symbiosis can take place. Only tyranny and legal terrorism can hold it together.

      • malthuss June 2, 2017 at 1:27 pm #

        Is this true,

        Sidney Rittenberg, a Jew from South Carolina headed the Chinese Broadcasting Administration prior to, and during the Chinese Cultural Revolution, which like many Jewish sponsored events, inverts the true meaning/truth (hence ‘satanic’) as the Cultural Revolutions purpose, aside from installing communism, was to destroy Traditional Chinese culture.
        Over 50,000 Chinese, the best intellectually, like in Russia, were murdered.
        Back to Rittenberg, he resettled in the U.S. where he set up a lucrative business profiting as an advisor for companies looking to expand in China, now a Capitalist. The Japanese, not addled by the Jewish opium business, would have none of it, and so were firebombed and practically annihilated.
        Russian Jew, Grigori Voitensky, was sent to China to help set up the communist state.
        Today the Chinese are barbarians while the Japanese have retained their dignity and their humanity.

  14. VCS June 2, 2017 at 12:11 pm #

    Re: Trump officials’ meetings with Russian diplomats etc — I agree completely with Petro (10:20am above). I’ve never seen JHK adequately address the concerns he outlined there.

    HRC/Obama and leftist excess are certainly loathsome, but becoming a Ditto-head isn’t the answer. Except for the first two paragraphs, JHK’s post today might as well be a Rush Limbaugh rant.

    Increasingly disappointing —

    • 100th Avatar June 2, 2017 at 12:22 pm #

      Redscare 2017 edition. Wanting to dismiss this witch hunt of diminishing returns (after so much credibility capital investment) as absurd is now spun as “cover-up”.

      Never disappointed by the ability of Americans to be scareipulated.

    • Petro June 3, 2017 at 8:37 am #

      I share your increasing disappointment, esp. reading through what seem to be an increasing number of radical, hateful trolls here railing against Jews, Muslims, Blacks, Africans, Middle Easterners, women, gays, Liberals, etc. sometimes makes me wonder if the JHK site is turning into the KKK site. I am a bit embarrassed for him, and I believe it diminishes his blog. Thoughtful discussion with people who may disagree with one is important, but too many remarks here are so absurd and racist there’s simply no way to engage in a productive way.

  15. volodya June 2, 2017 at 12:13 pm #

    If you’re “educated” and enlightened you’re supposed to be on board with the official story-line that’s been bandied about now for a generation.

    The problem with Trump is that he wasn’t on board. He called bullshit on the unworkable scheme for exploiting Third World labor. Trump pointed to the results, the ruined American interior and its impoverished people.

    That was his transgression. As a New Yorker and member of the business class, Trump wasn’t supposed to do that. Trump wasn’t supposed to bellow out what everyone living in thousands of places see daily with their own eyes. Trump was supposed to do what all properly schooled people were doing, mocking Americans ruined by the economic demolition of their town and cities. He was supposed to say that it’s their own damn fault, those racists and idiots.

    And so when Trump won, Washington went ape-shit, like rampaging chimps, shrieking, throwing objects and feces everywhere. And news organizations took the example and went off the deep end, screaming collusion and howling about two scoops of ice-cream, rending garments and gnashing teeth, proclaiming bombshells and scandals, everyday. So did the NY Times and New Yorker and The Atlantic and Harpers and so did the academies. Insanity IOW.

    Deep State organizations like the FBI, the varied Intel agencies, the Pentagon, closed ranks taking Trump’s victory as a direct rebuke to official complicity in America’s ruin. Suddenly, their position in the affairs of the nation looked in question. Can’t have that. So, obviously, this trouble maker has to go.

    There’s different flavors of insanity coursing through the neurons of the upper echelon. The most serious craziness is that getting rid of Trump will make discontent go away.

    If anything, getting rid of Trump will make things worse. An absurd delusion was (amazingly) pointed out in an east coast publication, saying that using the American security establishment as a check on Trump maybe isn’t such a good idea. Well, yeah, given their astounding incompetence and more than occasional brutality, I would concur, this is a questionable approach.

  16. volodya June 2, 2017 at 12:19 pm #

    Back to this NATO thing, a most near and dear delusion of the ruling class. NATO was a post-war scheme to keep the Germans down and the USSR out. The Germans are now as docile as kittens, the USSR is defunct. And Russia, sadly for the Russian people, is spavined. NATO is unnecessary. Obsolete.

    Come back to reality, say good-bye, bury the corpse, turn the page, move on, get history out of the 20th Century rut.

    • 100th Avatar June 2, 2017 at 12:26 pm #

      It appears that the Germans are running the show in Europe, yet again.

      We trust their decisions and leadership.

      What could possibly be wrong with that?

      • volodya June 2, 2017 at 12:31 pm #

        Do you think that Germany will go on another rampage?

        Way past time to let go. WW2 is over. Communism is dead and gone.

        • 100th Avatar June 2, 2017 at 12:43 pm #

          Yet that wasn’t the question posed. The questioning of German leadership was. It doesn’t have to lead to a world war to have dire consequences.

          Communism is far from dead. It evolved and you’re living in it.

          • volodya June 2, 2017 at 12:56 pm #

            My comment was that NATO obsolete.

            Your response is that Germany is running the show. Your question was what can go wrong?

            So maybe then you should tell us, what can go wrong?

            Don’t be coy. This is an anonymous blog. Let your tongue hang out.

          • 100th Avatar June 2, 2017 at 2:03 pm #

            Sky is the limit. This is Germany after all. They reinvented every manner to dispose of enemies. Perhaps now they’re doing it to themselves.

        • Janos Skorenzy June 2, 2017 at 4:32 pm #

          A Muslim Germany would a Perfect Storm – a nightmare of German IQ married to Muslim ferocity. Hopefully the Storm will be White or Real Germans overthrowing the Establishment before that happens.

          • 100th Avatar June 2, 2017 at 5:57 pm #

            Let me guess. This is this a slight of the sephardim, those that didn’t benefit from the German cross-pollination?

    • DA June 3, 2017 at 9:26 am #

      “spavined”

      Top marks for usage! I have never seen or heard that word used before in my now almost 60 years!

  17. Walter B June 2, 2017 at 12:23 pm #

    Don’t be too hard on the college clowns Jim, after all it is not like they have any hope or any future or even any jobs since they have no marketable skills. The Higher Indoctrinations that far too many of them have all been overly exposed to added to the witless mind-fucking of their Public School “Educations” has left them as hollow shells, unsuitable for any useful purpose but staring into Dingle Boxes and drooling. They may as well go for the gusto that their sellout university masters lay out for them because once the gravy train of Higher Playtime is over, so is any hope that they might have foolishly possessed for a future. Even the fast food joints have no use for them anymore since touch screens and robots are far more useful and far less trouble. In the end, GREED shall destroy all unless enough people wake up and realize that the parasitic feeding off of others is not a viable mantra for a vibrant social order. For those of you that require a more happy, upbeat potential for the future do something positive and wake these schmucks up. Even one or two successes will make it better and not worse. Help, please.

    • 100th Avatar June 2, 2017 at 12:38 pm #

      After the 1960s, college education came to be considered the next logical step, if not a right, in the grooming of an adult. Like elementary education, everyone should have it. Better education meant better paying jobs of course. Why limit, as before the era of land grant schools, higher education to the wealthy and/or bright?
      If everyone had better education and better jobs we would all live better. Sounds great. We will have to deal with the realities of haves necessarily means have-nots down the road. Welcome to the end of the road.

      • Walter B June 2, 2017 at 5:41 pm #

        I ran my own engineering firm for fifteen years designing and installing distribution systems for warehouses. I dealt with many electricians, mechanics and even plumbers and every one of them made a ton of money and was very successful. Heck, out her in Hunterdon County NJ it seems like half of our residents own and operate landscaping/lawn mowing companies and they REALLY make a ton of money. In the end, it is all about income and value to society, NOT some intellectual bullshit suitable for cocktail party conversations.

        • 100th Avatar June 2, 2017 at 5:51 pm #

          In the beginning, and the end, trades pay.
          Be it a doctor, architect, electrician, programmer or mason.
          Trades pay.

          • Walter B June 2, 2017 at 6:31 pm #

            You have no idea how much good it does my spirit when I see wisdom posted in such fashion, thank you.

      • DA June 3, 2017 at 9:23 am #

        College education has always been about providing an elite social breeding ground for the next generation of the elite’s spawn. The formal education part was always the least of it, as the elites have always known that when you’re comfortably in charge of things, education is not only irrelevant, but more often than not an actual impediment.

        • malthuss June 3, 2017 at 5:50 pm #

          Maybe PRIVATE colleges [an elite social breeding ground f], not States and JCs.

  18. Dumbedup June 2, 2017 at 12:30 pm #

    “Whether it is a misunderstanding of reality by the educated people who work on Cable TV news, or a malicious twisting of the public’s credulity, it is producing a grievous breakdown in collective coherence with the potential of causing enormous political mischief in American life.”

    ******************

    I think it is the latter. Enormous sums of money have been spent on the science of persuasion by both the government and by corporate America. Together with the dumbing down of our schools (hence my handle) and the breakdown in moral virtue, goodwill and civility we have birthed a society prone to stratification, fragmentation, exploitation and inter-personal violence. Frankly, I think it accelerated under the Clinton Presidency when people realized it was acceptable to redefine the word “is.”

    It is similar to the strategy America employs in its foreign policy. Lest anyone gain too much power we promote, and outright enforce, the disintegration of the social fabric of Middle Eastern states; but we leave enough military to keep the oil flowing. We’ve been doing that in earnest since the Reagan years, but it started as far back as the removal of Mossedagh by the CIA in 1951. The seeds were sown by the French and the British at the end of WWI.

    We have become a nation of internet trolls, bullies, con-artists and scammers with no discipline and no moral compass or backbone. We have lost our sense of fairness and justice, and we are unable to enforce laws against anyone with a 6 figure income and are left only to wage a failed war on drugs against the poor and the former middle class. It takes almost no provocation to stir up violence between grocery shoppers over the last bag of oranges. It is no surprise that we elected a con-artist, scammer as Troll in Chief.

    • DA June 2, 2017 at 3:06 pm #

      Well you obviously did not waste a good education. Nice post!

      • Janos Skorenzy June 2, 2017 at 4:34 pm #

        He’s still not sure if Muslims are really engaging in mass rape in Europe. He thinks it might all be a right wing scam!

        • Dumbedup June 2, 2017 at 4:51 pm #

          I think you and your neo-nazi ilk are a scam(mer).

          • Janos Skorenzy June 2, 2017 at 9:08 pm #

            So if I say 1+1=2 it becomes untrue by virtue of my saying it? How powerful you make me. How weak you must feel. How deluded you are.

          • DA June 3, 2017 at 5:29 pm #

            Janos is a stiff drink. You have to imbibe him in small doses to appreciate his particular wisdom.

    • malthuss June 2, 2017 at 3:31 pm #

      We have become a nation of internet trolls, bullies,

      Do you include yourself in that ‘We’?

      • Dumbedup June 2, 2017 at 4:49 pm #

        You mean have I have ever trolled a troll?

        I plead guilty.

  19. pequiste June 2, 2017 at 1:15 pm #

    “It appears that the Germans are running the show in Europe, yet again.”

    100th Avatar

    Sorry Av; the Germans are in control of nothing – the E.U. technocrats, vile agents for the Evil-Fuckers-In-Charge Banksters, have things well in hand. From the debt burdens on the P.I.I.G.S. countries to the astonishing Yzlamik invasion of the European heartland, all provide ample evidence of the deplorable situation.

  20. pequiste June 2, 2017 at 1:17 pm #

    And as for “covfefe” that’s an easy one to interpret in the land of psychotic ideation:

    Covert fear festival.

  21. FincaInTheMountains June 2, 2017 at 3:00 pm #

    The covfefe mystery

    I am surprised that nobody came up with the feasible hypothesis to what that meant. Actually, it is pretty trivial and I myself used that trick in my capacity of CTO of a software startup company for Big Data algorithms.

    When you want to find relevant references to the Web Page or Web Topic of interest, you insert in it a non-existent in English (and in Nature) combination of letters forming a new word so any Web search engine will give ONLY the pages referencing that particular combination, which will ease the subsequent work of Big Data processing algorithms, whatever they may be.

    As I said before, Trump has a very sophisticated Big Data team working for him, and if he wants to collect all references to Trump Presidency at a given point in time that is exactly what you do to sort out the extra data garbage.

  22. 100th Avatar June 2, 2017 at 3:23 pm #

    An unfunny has-been/never-was comedic actress (a career of buffoonery at that) had a well attended press conference regarding her bullying at the hands of the president.

    Absurdity is the order of the millennium.

  23. bukowskisghost June 2, 2017 at 3:27 pm #

    This new breed is full of pettiness and righteous indignation. They are all worthless pieces of crap who take no responsibility for anything.

  24. Buck Stud June 2, 2017 at 3:33 pm #

    Some absolutely outstanding comments today from the likes of JiminFl ,Elrond and others but then of course the turd end inevitably stinks up the joint…

    Art classes” in the formative years–whatever. I can’t speak for others but art classes meant very little to me in my youth although I recall dropping things on the floor in order to look up the dress and at the panties of a very attractive art teacher. I entered art through the back door and that door was athletics. Biletnikoff, Stabler–I once saw Jack “The Assassin” Tatum walking into the stadium three hours before game time smoking a cigarette.–‘2000 sit ups’ my ass. He was pure vicious talent and perhaps the meanest player ever.

    Anyway I realized it wasn’t the games but the visuality and a photographic sense of memory: I can still see Otis Taylor snagging a one handed TD catch in the most graceful, athletic manner imaginable while his other arm was pinned down by Brigg Owens: Mr.Catch as catch can!

    And Doctor J–Julius for Erving–taking off from the free throw line for a red,white and blue ball old ABA/Virginia Squires slam dunk–pure fucking visual poetry!

    Paul Warfield and Emmitt Thomas dueling mano a mano on the periphery all day long in the longest game ever with Warfield winning most of the battles but Thomas still managing to feline flick away the sure catch just to beautifully remind that was all in until the very end.

    A person doesn’t choose art; Art does the choosing and only picks those with eyes wide open and ears bent to the ground.

    —————————————————-

    I was out painting with a truly great and well known landscape painter when we saw a woman jogging and pushing a stroller with three small infants all at once. This painter made the comment ‘oh there’s another female who want’s it all’. I laughed and reminded him that he would never be so honest if his female students were in earshot of his comment. After all, females with too much time on their hands are a HUGE aspect of the art instructional and material market.( And there are no shortage of mousy, political correct male instructors only to willing to cater to their endless diversionary vicissitudes,,whining notions, inane complaints and narcissistic ambitions.)

    I furthermore pointed out to him that most females are not that interested in art but in winning awards and Friday Night Art openings/cocktail galas. And posting the visual evidence on FB in the aftermath.

    In many ways my painting friend is a Cuck because he has it eat shit and withhold his true opinions. I, on the other hand have been ostracized and maligned by back-stabbing “art-loving” females over the most, innocent and innocuous reasons.

    A long time ago the wife of a Russian artist mentor warned me that “female artists” were going to be the evil, diabolical obstacle in my path and she wasn’t kidding nor was she wrong–or at least concerning painting.

    Fortunately I don’t have to kiss the painting world’s ass because when alone in the carving workshop–yes Workshop not “Studio”! — I am King and if one of those fake,posing bitches came into my space I would mallet stroke a chip in their eye–not that their “vision” would be any worse for the wear.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 2, 2017 at 4:47 pm #

      If you were to become famous they would worship you. And you would probably forget how horrible they were. Such is the nature of man – to forget.

    • DA June 3, 2017 at 9:23 am #

      Excellent post! Thank for sharing.

  25. capt spaulding June 2, 2017 at 3:39 pm #

    It’s refreshing to see that NBC has hired Megyn Kelly for her own show on Sunday nights. The logo that they are gonna use for her show is: “Even MORE fair and balanced”. They also hired Greta van whats-her name as well. I guess they figured that if Fox news is that popular, they’d better get while the gettin’s good. Can’t pass up those demographics you know. If they had waited a little longer, they could probably have snapped up Bill O Reilly and probably Sean Hannity too. And could it be possible (toes curling up in anticipation) maybe get a shot at Rush Limbaugh? Well done NBC, Your corporate masters have chosen well.

  26. Buck Stud June 2, 2017 at 4:18 pm #

    Last week I read Janet asserting that ‘immigrants need to be respected’. I believe I read this sometime over the Memorial Day weekend and it struck me as ironic because I had just been out landscape painting at an old favorite “greenbelt/nature path” in the metro area.

    The lack of respect on display by at least some of the newly arrived/”immigrants” was both horrifying and heart-breaking. Mariachi and rap music was blaring everywhere never mind “respect” for the idea of a quiet nature sanctuary in an urban area; all manner of trash was spewed about; feces laden diapers tossed into the formerly pristine creek along with cigarette butts and beer cans, etc.

    And one cholo racing his Go-Kart up and down dirt paths meant for photographers, cyclists( some of these motherfuckers are also assholes of another breed) and generally those seeking to imbibe the quiet and peace of nature.

    Well those days are gone for this former urban nature sanctuary. News of the place has spread fast in the “community” but people supposed to respect those who clearly have none?

    • Janos Skorenzy June 2, 2017 at 4:50 pm #

      Ah, late have you learned – too late. You were warned but you mocked us to scorn. Now you will pay. Or will you all flee to Idaho as you fled California for Colorado – and then start wailing about the need for diversity?

      • Buck Stud June 2, 2017 at 5:14 pm #

        Not Idaho, but the heartland: Illinois. Not as glamorous mind you, but it’s not too bad here although certainly not Northern California to be sure.

        I have been trying to tell you for years now that it’s “too late”. Seemingly, you are now resigned to that reality after all of your past pugnacious denialism.

        So far the Trump Administration seems dedicated to deport at least the MS-13 types which I fully support but even at that it’s forlorn. Not matter if the GOP/Trump/anti-immigration sentiment is gone in 4 years, 8 years, 12 years or whatever, the “blowback” and vindictive reprisals from the Hispanic/Latino bloc is going to be severe and long term. After all, the pendulum always swings.

        Just look at the graphs in this article…grim indeed:

        houstonchronicle.com/news/article/Future-of-Texas-politics-in-the-hands-of-Hispanic-10818540.php

        • Janos Skorenzy June 4, 2017 at 6:02 pm #

          I’m afraid you may be one of those people who went from saying, “You ignorant red neck alarmist racist trash, the Hispanics are no threat whatsoever” to “It’s hopeless, far to late to act” – without ever having a middle position. If so, that makes you a monster….

    • malthuss June 3, 2017 at 6:10 pm #

      Yikes. Now you saw the future, with your own eyes.
      You and Janos are cut from the same cloth.

      • DA June 3, 2017 at 7:36 pm #

        The future is both more perplexing and more horrifying than any alive currently can possibly know.

        • Janos Skorenzy June 4, 2017 at 6:05 pm #

          As one pundit (whose name escapes me at the moment) said, “The Universe is not stranger than we imagine, it’s stranger than we can imagine.”

          The greatest minds in America are White Nationalists. Who could have predicted it?

      • Janos Skorenzy June 4, 2017 at 6:03 pm #

        And that cloth is a Robe of Glory.

  27. Janos Skorenzy June 2, 2017 at 5:01 pm #

    John Kerry wailing today about how the Paris Climate Accords were voluntary and we weren’t locked into anything. They often float things out there like this. If it works, it quickly becomes absolutely mandatory, de facto law if not actual. Other Climate hacks are saying that it already is mandatory and getting out will take years.

    The moral? You don’t let these people get their game on. When the Mongols attempted to invade Japan, the Samuria waded out into the surf and cut them down. They didn’t wait for them to get on their horses and into their formations. Very few people ever beat the Mongols once they get their game on.

    Note: we have the archetype of Eastern hordes invading the West, just as it is in fact being invaded now. But the Mongols were very disciplined troops who routinely trounced much larger Western armies. So the archetype is wrong in that case – without being wrong per se. Thanks.

    • 100th Avatar June 2, 2017 at 5:48 pm #

      Even today the Samurai cut down the invaders.
      They prefer robots over immigrants.

  28. Sean Coleman June 2, 2017 at 5:10 pm #

    They really have lost it now. Even Nigel Farage is dragged into it. This 52 second piece from the BBC is entertaining.

    bbc.com/news/av/uk-politics-40125865/nigel-farage-dismisses-fbi-trump-inquiry-claims

    “If ever I saw a story that qualified for fake news this is it. It is hysterical rubbish. It is coming from a sort of liberal media quarter who can’t get to grips with the fact that Brexit happened, that Trump happened. They have to blame someone and there is this vast conspiracy theory that it is all about the Russian and somehow, because I know Donald Trump and I once met Julian Assange I am a sort of spider in the middle of this web. It is complete rubbish. I’ve never been to Russia, I never did business with Russia, you know, before I did politics, when I had a proper job. I never had any Russian political connections of any kind at all. And therefore this story is just a wild conspiracy theory with absolutely no basis in truth.”

    That is what I think too about the whole thing and I repeat that, while there are sure to be agendas being rationally pursued, it is fundamentally irrational. The only explanation I can think of (and I find it compelling) is that it is a mass fantasy.

    • Sean Coleman June 2, 2017 at 5:36 pm #

      From Nick Davies Flat Earth News:

      “I’ve been a journalist for more than thirty years. In the year I left university, 1974, Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward from the Washington Post forced President Nixon to resign. What an idea! That two reporters – armed with nothing more than their pens and their notebooks – could bring down the most powerful man in the world, because he was corrupt.

      “I became wholly addicted to the idea of becoming a reporter…”

      People might have heard Woodward’s recent remarks, reported here in Ireland at the end of a short piece about Trump attacking the press, as the ‘clincher’ for received opinion, which included the words, ‘Mr President, the media (sic) is not fake news”.

      From Richard Webster’s article that I took the Davies quote from:

      richardwebster.net/jersey1.htm

      “In this account of what drove him to become a journalist what figures most prominently is not the desire to report accurately; it is the ideal of crusading against corruption, of pitting oneself against some of the most powerful people in the world and winning, and of signalling one’s own power by transforming the world rather than simply describing it…”

      Why, Webster asks, are journalists blind to what motivates them and insist that their job is to tell the truth? The history of campaigning journalism, he argues, “holds the key to the credulity of journalists which Davies documents so strikingly but fails satisfactorily to account for.”

      His two part article helps to explain how a profession which condemns and ridicules President Trump’s manufacturing of fake news is by far and away the biggest producer.

    • Elrond Hubbard June 3, 2017 at 12:07 am #

      There’s a reason why these palace intrigues take the form they do. An irrational belief can be far more powerful than a rational one — precisely because it’s irrational, it’s that much harder to knock down. Shared irrational beliefs also function as powerful in-group signifiers and are highly resistant to assaults from without. Writ large, that explains pretty much all religion, and what’s happening now could be called a schism in the American civil religion.

      Take the Benghazi affair. The conviction that there was something uniquely nefarious there, and that Hillary Clinton must have betrayed America out of cartoonish evil, became an idée fixe on the right that no lack of real evidence could challenge. Likewise with the birther conspiracy theories about Barack Obama.

      The Trump-Russia kerfuffle is the same phenomenon, now pointing in the other direction and with the volume of noise turned up even higher. And that’s pretty clearly a consequence of (a) Democratic party denial that their own failures led to their election loss along with (b) the entrenched national-security bureaucracy defending its institutional prerogatives at the expense of the overall constitutional order.

      • DA June 3, 2017 at 9:07 am #

        Hear hear! We’ve all learned everything there is to know about how the world works by the tender age of 16. Social in groups and out groups, what’s (and who’s) popular and what’s not (see the currently popular social media buzzword “trending”), and how to manipulate these mass psychoses are the only things that really matter in such a juvenile society. It’s student council and varsity squads writ large all over again.

        The intelligence community’s mindset can still be summed up as this:

        Joseph Palmi: Let me ask you something… we Italians, we got our families, and we got the church; the Irish, they have the homeland, Jews their tradition; even the niggers, they got their music. What about you people, Mr. Wilson, what do you have?

        Edward Wilson (CIA): The United States of America. The rest of you are just visiting.

        imdb.com/title/tt0343737/quotes

        • Elrond Hubbard June 3, 2017 at 11:09 pm #

          Good choice, DA. That film has a lot to say about the WASP hegemony that created the CIA even as it was losing its grip on the broader culture.

      • Sean Coleman June 3, 2017 at 10:01 am #

        Did Benghazi get much attention over there? I didn’t hear it even mentioned here. And surely the story about Obama’s birth of place was never anything more than a light-hearted joke.

        And besides, are you arguing that there is no case against Clinton or just that she is not unique? The demonization of Putin is, on the other hand, ubiquitous and more than a little deranged.

        Taken together these are nothing more than a spoonful beside the ocean of mainstream irrationality, by which I mean that broadcast by the mainstream media and believed by (probably) most people (by now).

        Have you got any examples of right-wing irrationality that have gained traction? Forget about the obvious nutcases, the exhibitionists and the manic depressive insomniacs blogging through the night.

        How can a bizarre idea like AGW become so widespread that to question it is to invite ridicule or censorship? How do modern witch hunts work? (The writer I mentioned above, the late Richard Webster, wrote a comprehensive and devastating book about the North Wales children’s home abuse witch hunt where several men found themselves in gaol and workers in homes were demonized as a profession.) How is it that mass immigration is a taboo subject in polite society (and in the respectable mainstream media and state broadcasters) and that when it is reported it is never done so honestly? How is it that in Ireland (and I assume elsewhere, because we only copy) your sexuality or ‘gender’ nowadays has nothing whatsoever to do, officially, with your physical body? How is that free speech is not allowed in universities? How is it that an honest doctor and scientist like Andrew Wakefield can be struck off after what appears to have been a show trial? How is it that Wikipedia cannot bring itself to describe eminent scientists like Rupert Sheldrake as scientists but there is no shortage of self-appointed censors on hand ‘to set the record straight’?

        See the pattern. If you are politically correct you tend to accept the whole package, as millions do, including the vast majority of our media, politicians and academics.

        As I have said before I don’t know why mass fantasies are almost exclusively pc in recent decades (let’s say since the 1960s), but it surely has to do with the fact that the Resistance are now the mainstream, though they keep the charade up for my entertainment and others. That is why the delusion is so hard to see.

        And what have we got on the other side? Where is the fake news that the media keep shouting about? Obama’s birth certificate, that whatever Hillary got up to in Libya was not unique and what else? All right, Pizzagate. The point Webster is making (and which I agree with) is that the campaigning, moralizing media are the problem not the solution.

  29. robert magill June 2, 2017 at 5:13 pm #

    There is a madness about us; we are as a people, unhinged. For decades we have been doing the same vile and stupid things to other peoples and we forever expect different outcome. Proof of national insanity could not be clearer. The roots of this malaise are deep and strong and of long standing.

    • Sean Coleman June 2, 2017 at 5:56 pm #

      The problem with your analysis is that the most unhinged agree with it.

      • DA June 3, 2017 at 8:57 am #

        The problem with Robert’s analysis is that the least unhinged celebrate it. The larger problem is that the whole mess is by design, not mere circumstance.

        • Sean Coleman June 3, 2017 at 9:16 am #

          Firstly please tell me how the least unhinged celebrate it. Who are the unhinged and the, well, the hinged?

          Secondly, the larger problem is that the whole mess is not by design. Please explain how it is all by design.

          • DA June 3, 2017 at 12:05 pm #

            The self-proclaimed “least unhinged” (who are actually the most unhinged) are the people that buy into whole American Exceptionalism myth, which is itself (the myth) by design, as it sells the whole GWOT shtick (another myth, which is in fact ass-backward, the Global War ON Terror is in fact the Global War OF Terror) and all the rest of it necessary to continue to foster the idea that America is in any way still “exceptional.”

            We’re not. We’re mediocre now (at best), and as Robert says, being driven literally insane from the cognitive dissonance of holding the belief of our exceptionalism in one hand and the incontrovertible experience of our rapidly diminishing plight in the other. In that respect, our insanity is actually a sign of good mental health, since it directly reflects our conundrum. We simply can no longer believe our own bullshit!

          • Sean Coleman June 3, 2017 at 5:55 pm #

            DA, I often hear people talk about American Exceptionalism. The question is how many believe in it and who those people are. You would know more about it than me but I would be very surprised if there are many of them in positions of power and influence, be it in the media, politics, administration, academia or intelligence. Therefore the unhinged, according to you, are all the other people, those who have little or no influence, while the people with influence have nothing to do with the problem.

            Also, who stands to gain from promoting the myth of American Exceptionalism and in what way do they do so? It seems to a bit like the story that the Russians sabotaged the US election. If they did, how did they do it, how did they benefit, and where is the evidence? This does not make any sense to me. None at all. In fact it is nothing more than rhetoric: words without meaning.

            Here is a good video (5 mins) with Farage criticizing the press:

            youtube.com/watch?v=HfajEW_BNSo

            “You are now on a par with the political class. How about that! It’s not a great place to be, is it?”

          • DA June 3, 2017 at 6:42 pm #

            Sean,

            I suspect you’re trying to pick a fight where there isn’t one.

            So first of all, let’s drop the whole “hinged” and “unhinged” terminology, since I sense that’s become a point of confusion.

            But most importantly, as to the question of “who stands to gain from this myth of American Exceptionalism and in what way do they do so?” [and following] I’d just have to ask, are you daft or are you just another janet bot? That’s such an incomprehensibly stupid statement, that I can only respond with “are you fucking serious?”

            As to my political status, I’m quite comfortable, thank you very much.

          • Sean Coleman June 4, 2017 at 10:13 am #

            DA, it might seem stupid to you, and perhaps it is, but I don’t know so if you’d just answer the question I will know what you are on about. What exactly is American Exceptionalism and who stands to gain?

          • Sean Coleman June 4, 2017 at 10:18 am #

            And as for whether I am another ‘janet.bot’ I really hope not. ‘Janet’ has written one of the most supremely stupid things I have read in a long time in this thread: “exponential change is good”.

          • Sean Coleman June 4, 2017 at 10:23 am #

            No, it was on the last thread and worse still: ‘Do not fear exponential change’.

  30. mow June 2, 2017 at 7:34 pm #

    Back in 1971 , my first year of attending an institution of higher knowledge , we were required to take one English class per semester.
    On that first day of class , the professor started to enlighten us on the spiritual importance of ” witches riding on giant penises ” . No joke.
    He was serious.
    Needless to say , we all left that lecture with the glowing account that this guy is a nut job.
    And so it goes .

    • thwack June 2, 2017 at 7:44 pm #

      The story I heard was that the reason witches are portrayed riding on broomsticks is because they would use their brooms to stir their “magic potions” which were often hallucinogenic, and then they would both get high and masturbate by inserting the broomstick in their vagina?

      I heard this story from white people.

      Just sayin

      • elysianfield June 2, 2017 at 8:14 pm #

        Double, double toil and trouble;
        Fire burn and caldron bubble.
        Cool it with a baboon’s blood,
        Then the charm is firm and good.

        Mack Daddy,

        I heard THAT from a white person, also. Is the “baboon” reference some sort of micro aggression? Some “down low” reference? Help us out here, and we can brand the author, that Son of a Bitch, a racist!

        “Then the charm is firm and good”…. Reminds me of a little advertising ditty;

        “What’s the word?
        Thunderbird!
        How’s it sold?
        Good and Cold….”

        Just rememberin’

      • Elrond Hubbard June 3, 2017 at 12:14 am #

        thwack, that’s the kind of story that morbidly repressed people like the Puritans would come up with. If you deny your animal needs any healthy outlets, they’ll just find unhealthy ones. Ask any kid who was molested by a Catholic priest.

        • Sean Coleman June 3, 2017 at 10:42 am #

          Elrond, how do you know that ‘if you deny your animal needs any healthy outlets they’ll just find unhealthy ones’? I think this is a recent idea and I don’t see any evidence for it beyond ritualistic assertions such as yours. I suppose it can be traced to Freud. I don’t know if Rousseau said anything like that but I doubt it because, if he had, we would never stop hearing about it.

          ‘Ask any kid who was molested by a Catholic priest.’

          This is no more credible than your first statement, first of all because the anti-clerical witch hunt is a witch hunt and for that reason is a radical distortion of evidence and truth, and secondly because, even where clerical abuse did take place (and nobody disputes it), I am unaware of any evidence that this is down to repression of the urges of the flesh. Quite the opposite it seems:

          irishsalem.com/international-controversies/usa/index.php

          Fr Paul Shanley was, it seems, the start of the massive Boston witch hunt. He ‘reached out’ to gay teenagers in the city, “so far that he adopted their lifestyle hook, line and sinker”. He was eventually removed by church traditionalists and would have become a ‘gay icon’ had he not remained a priest and been caught up in the wave of anti-clerical hysteria. So instead he was demonized as a paedophile. His case is interesting because his trial was a travesty. His accusers said they had recovered repressed memories (and that kind of fits in with your ‘repression’ of good, natural, animal urges). Witnesses were (as I recall) removed at the last moment because their testimony was, well, worthless. (A similar thing happened in Carlos Cruz’s trial in the notorious Portuguese Casa Pia case.)But they convicted him anyway. See JoAnn Wypiijewski’s articles. One of my favourite bits was the young man who had his recovered memory epiphany on the plane en route to Las Vegas for a gambling week-end.

          I know your comment was off the cuff, but there is no harm looking at all this because it is fascinating.

          The Irish anti-clerical witch hunt is probably the state of the art. So far we have managed to demonize a whole section of society, pay out millions to chancers and to completely re-write Irish history. And we are not finished yet!

          • Janos Skorenzy June 3, 2017 at 1:58 pm #

            Everyone admits that there has been massive abuse of children by the Catholic Church. They desperately try to deflect the onus away from Gays of course since Gays are sacred – and so many priests are Gay. So it just becomes generic abuse. One Feminist was outraged that so few girls got abused!

            Then we have someone like you. You’re either a fanatical Neo-Conservative Catholic, old school, still denying everything. Or you are a Gay who knows how flimsy the generic abuse defense is and thinks it’s better to deny the whole thing. Third option: you are an extreme nerd with a bee in his bonnet; a crank one trick pony who tries to cram the world into his obsession – in your case the whole madness of crowds/extrovert meme.

          • Sean Coleman June 3, 2017 at 6:28 pm #

            Janos: “Everybody admits that there has been massive abuse by the Catholic Church.”

            Only in the same way that ‘everybody’ knows that ‘the science is settled’ about AGW. Except with the abuse witch hunts there is always only a tiny central kernel of truth or more often none at all. AGW has a *little* bit more going for it. All right, on reflection perhaps I am being kind.

            It is simply not true. Look at the evidence. As I always say, go and find the evidence and show me. But they never do, because it is never there.

            Let’s look at your charges, which are muddled and don’t make much sense.

            1 I am a fanatic Neo-Conservative Catholic. I don’t know what that jargon means. What does ‘neo-conservative’ even mean? I was brought up a Catholic and remained one and while the world around me changed beyond recognition I stuck with what I believed, if for no other reason than that I could see that those who were driving these changes were making it up as they went along. Yes, I am old-school, very much so. Have you seen the schools these days? But the ‘denier’ label says more about the person who applies it than about his target.

            2 I am gay. No. I am exceptionally good looking by my own admission, even now with my 59th birthday on Wednesday, but this does not necessarily make me gay. I know very little about such people but I do know I am not one.

            3 I am obsessed by mass fantasy and the extravert angle. Yes, you are much closer there, but you could hardly fail to notice it as nearly all of my posts are about it one way or another. But I am also better educated and more intelligent than you, judging from your own posts, which I concede do show flashes of insight here and there. I cannot imagine anybody looking into this area and not being stunned by it.

          • Elrond Hubbard June 4, 2017 at 12:00 am #

            Mr. Coleman,

            I’m not well-informed enough to take you on about the specifics of the case you cite, so let me try to lay out my position in a less ‘off-the-cuff’ fashion. First, I hope I haven’t given the impression that I consider all animal urges to be ‘good’ because they are ‘natural’. To reason “because natural, therefore good” is the naturalistic fallacy, which I try not to commit.

            My position is, firstly, that animal urges exist; therefore, they will have consequences. So far, so reasonable, I think. Whether one uses theological terms like lust, gluttony, and greed, contrasted with chastity, continence, temperance; or whether one talks about them in ‘psychologizing’ ways; in either case, I think the following is true: How we choose to deal with our base urges might change the consequences of those urges, but not necessarily for the better. Therefore we have to pay attention to the real consequences of our strategies, and be prepared to revise our conceptions if they lead to unacceptable results.

            Put plainly, telling adults not to have sex is a losing strategy, in my opinion. The four Fs (the urges to feed, fight, flee or procreate) are older and more primal than the human capacity for self-control, which is why successful celibacy is always more unexpected (and therefore praiseworthy, to those who consider celibacy praiseworthy) than non-celibacy. Self-control really is praiseworthy, but pitting it against one of the four Fs — e.g., by enjoining a priestly candidate to abstain from sex for the rest of his life — is setting him up to fail. And sometimes that failure takes truly pathological forms, such as when a nominal adult, who never actually needed to develop a grown-up relationship to sex, resolves his psychic pain by taking advantage of his position of trust in an unspeakable fashion.

            I’m not trying to tar the entire priesthood with this brush. On the other hand, I consider it distinctly possible that this dynamic, though unspoken and hushed up, has existed for as long as celibacy has been demanded of priests. We simply don’t know. Sunshine being the best disinfectant, I think it is urgently necessary that the Catholic hierarchy re-examine its precepts in light of what is now known, both about how some priests have used their positions and about the truths of human nature.

  31. BackRowHeckler June 2, 2017 at 7:54 pm #

    On the front page of the Financial Times of London the French and German defense ministers. Believe me CFNers, it wasn’t Marshall Ney and General Von Manstein! No, what we see are several very stylish members of the ladies club, women of a certain age, bit still attractive. Nevertheless, neither one looks like they spent much time in the field or before the mast, if any. My opinion: ISIS field commanders, terror cells inside Europe, and Russian combat Generals don’t have much to worry about when it comes to western Europe (whos main enemy is climate change anyway)

    brh

    • malthuss June 2, 2017 at 10:26 pm #

      Irish Pm a mutt,

      The former GP is the son of an Irish nurse and a doctor from India and much of the media coverage of his victory has focused on Mr Varadkar’s background, age and sexuality.

      The former first minister of Northern Ireland, DUP leader Arlene Foster, has spoken on the phone to congratulate Mr Varadkar. He has also received a letter from Prime Minister Theresa May.
      ‘Prejudice has no hold’

      Following the announcement on Friday evening, the new Fine Gael leader said he was “honoured” to accept the “enormous challenge” ahead of him with humility.

      “If my election shows anything it’s tha

  32. kimmasad01 June 2, 2017 at 10:10 pm #

    You leave the reference to Covfefe Land for the last sentence?? Come on Künstler… I was so waiting for a good covfefe joke. Fail.

    Evergreen is a farce. If they want segregation, I say give it to em:

    It’s one thing for 19-year-olds to be confused, but quite another, and more interesting, that adult college deans go along with this deranged hypocrisy — and so far, I have not heard of a dean or college president willing to oppose this arrant affront to reason.

    Really? Please don’t say that you are surprised. Do you really think these “adults” adhere to any sort of reason?! It’s all about money, my friend. Money. money. And more money.

  33. janet June 3, 2017 at 1:22 am #

    Now cowardly Trump is so fearful he wants to try to hide behind executive privilege … in a last ditch effort to keep Comey from spilling the beans.

    Only one problem: the doctrine of executive privilege doesn’t apply because Trump’s discussion with Comey was a criminal attempt to obstruct justice.

    Trump is a criminal and justice is rolling down on him like a mighty river. I hope Trump doesn’t get sent to a prison/country club like Danbury. Trump needs to do hard time for his crimes against humanity.

    • Billy Hill June 3, 2017 at 2:29 pm #

      From ZH: “it is worth recalling that in 2012 none other than former President Barack Obama used the legal authority once, during congressional inquiries into the “Fast and Furious” scandal, after weapons ended up in the possession of Mexican gun cartels. Obama was later sued by Congress for his decision to block lawmakers from viewing documents related to the gun-running scandal.”
      But WAIT!!!! There’s MORE!!
      “the discussion now appears to be largely moot because as the NYT reported overnight, Trump does not plan to invoke executive privilege as a way to block Comey from testifying to Congress next week, the New York Times said on Friday citing two unnamed senior administration officials.

      One of the administration officials said Friday evening that Mr. Trump wanted Mr. Comey to testify because the president had nothing to hide and wanted Mr. Comey’s statements to be publicly aired. The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they did not want to be identified discussing a decision that had not been announced.”

      Predictions are difficult, especially about the future.

  34. cliff arroyo June 3, 2017 at 2:06 am #

    You have misspelled the name of the professor in question.

    It’s “Jordan” not “Jordon”

    It’s also frustrating that I had to go through the long process of creating an account to let you know this (or that I couldn’t let the mistake just be). But that’s my problem.

    Peterson has many fans (I’m one) and if you put his name into youtube there are many hours worth of interesting and provocative listening.

    • Q. Shtik June 3, 2017 at 1:46 pm #

      Cliff,

      A tip: our host does not like corrections of spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc. I have been banned from the blog comment section a few times for this crime.

      • DA June 3, 2017 at 5:17 pm #

        Or could it have been that it’s generally accepted that blog comment boards are ad hoc affairs, where commentators (corrected from the more appropriate commenters due to spell check) are “shooting from the hip” to some extent in order to stimulate a lively debate, and don’t wish to be distracted by petty details? I was taught that commas before “and” are inappropriate as well (comma splice), but I’ve simply never subscribed to that rule, either here or in my professional correspondence at work. Hasn’t cost me my job or reputation yet.

        That said, I suppose politely correcting Jim on the misspelling of a proper name in his main post is appropriate.

      • thwack June 3, 2017 at 9:13 pm #

        I thought it was because he’s ugly?

  35. KL Cooke June 3, 2017 at 3:26 am #

    “Peterson has many fans (I’m one) and if you put his name into youtube there are many hours worth of interesting and provocative listening.”

    Second the motion. Peterson is one of the better thinkers today.

  36. Pucker June 3, 2017 at 4:35 am #

    “The figure of Oswald, the lone gunman, was a highly questionable fit with the evidence, but neatly fulfilled the psychological needs of the country. The conventional account goes like this: Oswald, an unstable person who hates the United States, begins showing an interest in Communism and seekshaven in the Soviet Union, where he works in a factory and marries a Russian woman, Marina. Disillusioned by his experience in the “workers’ paradise,” he returns with Marina to the Dallas–Fort Worth area and descends into a spiral of anger and irrationality. He experiments with myriad political causes, buys a rifle, and travels to New Orleans, where he expresses sympathy for Castro’s Cuba and consorts with a bewildering array of flamboyant and disreputable figures. He returns to the Dallas area, takes a job along the route of a planned motorcade for President Kennedy, and as Kennedy passes, shoots him. Oswald is later captured, and almost immediately is killed by Jack Ruby, a local nightclub owner with ties to mobsters actively involved in CIA-Mafia plots to assassinate Castro.” Russ Baker
    Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, America’s Invisible Government, and the Hidden History of the Last Fifty Years

    • DA June 3, 2017 at 8:52 am #

      Even the Soviets knew something was up with him when he showed up on their doorstep. They let him hang around a bit, but they wanted nothing serious to do with him. Although KGB probably had an inkling.

      • SpeedyBB June 4, 2017 at 10:22 am #

        Just a note about that, DA: Norman Mailer’s book on Oswald is a fine read. His KGB watchers used to sarcastically refer to him as ‘Prince Valiant’ as he was whining and complaining continuously to Marina on their recordings.

  37. FincaInTheMountains June 3, 2017 at 5:13 am #

    The withdrawal of America from the Paris agreement is not just a review of the attitude on the controversial climate issue. First and foremost, such a step means a complete halt to European industrial competitiveness.

    Europe, especially Germany and France, had already made a strategic bet just on “green” technologies in the energy sector. They sincerely believed that, for the sake of a good cause, all Western countries would go for almost a tenfold increase in the cost of electricity. I emphasize, that’s all, including, of course, the United States. In other words, that the overall energy balance will remain unchanged.

    And since the energy lies in the foundation of the entire production pyramid, from goods to services and even domestic needs (have you tried to live for a long time without a refrigerator?), then the existing mutual trade balance will also remain the same. The US will continue to be in deficit in trade with both China and the European Union, and the EU, losing to China, will continue to earn well on exports to the US. And then suddenly, from nowhere, from across the ocean grinned a northern furry animal…

    The entire European economy already in the medium term will go to shitters!

    They are no longer physically able to quickly return to the previous energy standards. Because … they do not have that much money to restore closed nuclear power plants, they have exhausted their own hydrocarbon reserves in the North Sea, and they have brought up a second generation of freaks who believe in green fairy tales in spite of the obvious. It is also very important, since they are not only freaks, they are also voters.

    • DA June 3, 2017 at 6:25 pm #

      The withdrawal of the US from any agreement on climate change is simply an acknowledgement of current reality. Trump has merely provided TPTB a convenient excuse for doing what was inevitably going to be done in any case.

      Cry as everyone might, there simply is no alternative to the current BAU (business as usual) with 7.5B people on board the mothership and rapidly growing. That’s the true beauty of the current system! It’s both self-perpetuating as well as self-justifying! What’s not to love?

  38. FincaInTheMountains June 3, 2017 at 5:22 am #

    And poor Bannon, alone and isolated. I wonder if anybody talks to him. Maybe he can go back to Breitbart. == volodya

    Trump (and Bernie Sanders) is a Speaker for the Red Project, whose leader is, apparently, Steve Bannon == finca

    Steve Bannon Is President Of The United States== Joe Scarborough
    huffingtonpost.com/entry/steve-bannon-president-joe-scarborough_us_593175c0e4b0c242ca2344ab?ncid=inb…

    Thanks, volodya, for a good call!

  39. Pucker June 3, 2017 at 5:30 am #

    “The figure of Butthead, the lone gunman, was a highly questionable fit with the evidence, but neatly fulfilled the psychological needs of the country. The conventional account goes like this: Butthead, an unstable person who hates the United States, begins showing an interest in Communism and seekshaven in the Soviet Union, where he works in a factory and marries a Russian woman, Marina. Disillusioned by his experience in the “workers’ paradise,” he returns with Marina to the Dallas–Fort Worth area and descends into a spiral of anger and irrationality. He experiments with myriad political causes, buys a rifle, and travels to New Orleans, where he expresses sympathy for Castro’s Cuba and consorts with a bewildering array of flamboyant and disreputable figures. He returns to the Dallas area, takes a job along the route of a planned motorcade for President Kennedy, and as Kennedy passes, shoots him. Butthead is later captured, and almost immediately is killed by Jack Ruby, a local nightclub owner with ties to mobsters actively involved in CIA-Mafia plots to assassinate Castro.”

  40. FincaInTheMountains June 3, 2017 at 5:38 am #

    It appears that the Germans are running the show in Europe, yet again 100th Avatar

    It appears that the Germans through their agents of influence – Hillary – are trying to run the show in US and treating it as a colony in revolt.

    Constant Anti-President, Anti-Russian propaganda and attempts to arrange a nuclear war between US and Russia – the two powers that defeated Germany in WWII.

  41. Pucker June 3, 2017 at 8:56 am #

    “Five months after de Mohrenschildt left for Haiti, Oswald obtained a job in a building along what barely six weeks later would be the Kennedy parade route. That building would become known as the Texas School Book Depository. In the years since, there has been endless debate over which weapon fired the fatal shots, whether it was Oswald who fired them, where the shots came from, ad infinitum. There has been not enough attention paid to the building itself and how Oswald happened to be there. Some theories contend that Oswald—or anyone who might have been directing him—could not have known that the motorcade would pass by the Book Depository at the time he took the job there. But there were only two possible routes through downtown to JFK’s destination, the Dallas Trade Mart, and the Book Depository building stood on one of them. If someone wanted to put Oswald along the route, he could have arranged for Oswald to secure a job in the Book Depository building, then selected the route that passed by there. Officially, the decision to reroute the motorcade from Main Street to Elm, in front of the Book Depository building, was made only a week before the event—by two Secret Service agents. But that does not mean that a determination of the final route was not made much earlier by someone who could share the information with Oswald or someone connected with him. 54 In any case, if it was Oswald’s intention to kill JFK from the Book Depository, he on his own could not possibly have known what the route would be at the time he obtained his job in the building. Only an insider involved with shaping JFK’s trip could have had any confidence that the Depository building would be on the ultimate route of the motorcade.” Russ Baker
    Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, America’s Invisible Government, and the Hidden History of the Last Fifty Years

  42. Pucker June 3, 2017 at 8:58 am #

    “Five months after de Mohrenschildt left for Haiti, Butthead obtained a job in a building along what barely six weeks later would be the Kennedy parade route. That building would become known as the Texas School Book Depository. In the years since, there has been endless debate over which weapon fired the fatal shots, whether it was Butthead who fired them, where the shots came from, ad infinitum. There has been not enough attention paid to the building itself and how Butthead happened to be there. Some theories contend that Butthead—-or anyone who might have been directing him—could not have known that the motorcade would pass by the Book Depository at the time he took the job there. But there were only two possible routes through downtown to JFK’s destination, the Dallas Trade Mart, and the Book Depository building stood on one of them. If someone wanted to put Butthead along the route, he could have arranged for Butthead to secure a job in the Book Depository building, then selected the route that passed by there. Officially, the decision to reroute the motorcade from Main Street to Elm, in front of the Book Depository building, was made only a week before the event—by two Secret Service agents. But that does not mean that a determination of the final route was not made much earlier by someone who could share the information with Butthead or someone connected with him. 54 In any case, if it was Butthead’s intention to kill JFK from the Book Depository, he on his own could not possibly have known what the route would be at the time he obtained his job in the building. Only an insider involved with shaping JFK’s trip could have had any confidence that the Depository building would be on the ultimate route of the motorcade.” en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butt-Head

    • nsa June 3, 2017 at 10:26 am #

      The “lone assassin” was a great high profile story line back in the day….JFK, RFK, MLK, Malcolm X, George Rockwell. We here in Ft. Meade and Langley, and our kosher media assets, had a lot of fun toying with the public. Humble nsa actually penned the taunting “I’m a Patsy” line just to create a little healthy dissonance among the masses of sheeple………

      • elysianfield June 3, 2017 at 11:19 am #

        nsa,
        A question…if there was indeed a massive and well-orchestrated conspiracy, why did “they” supply Oswald with the poorest excuse for a rifle that existed in WWII (and before)? Very marginal accuracy, crude workmanship, rudimentary sights (not to mention the ridiculous scope, offset to the left of the axis of the bore and thus unable to accurately to gauge windage and elevation).

        I own a half-dozen of these old Carcano rifles…part of a collection, and it would be my last choice if I needed a reliable or accurate weapon.

        I do believe that there was more than one shooter and whoever he or she was, was properly equipped.

        • FincaInTheMountains June 3, 2017 at 11:40 am #

          Nobody was even trying to hide the fact that Kennedy was executed for betrayal.

          The question is, betrayal of whom or what?

          I think the answer to that mystery is in the Tarantino’s movie “Kill Bill”.

          • DA June 3, 2017 at 11:47 am #

            Betrayal of the CIA/MICC in Cuba, and the anticipation of the same result in Vietnam. They approached Johnson and gave him his civil rights legislative agenda (which was likely eventually inevitable anyway) in exchange for restoring the CIA/MICC status quo. It ruined him politically, personally, mentally, and psychologically. He died a few years later a totally broken man.

        • DA June 3, 2017 at 11:42 am #

          Because he was never going to use it anyway. And whether or not it was capable of the shots required was never going to be an issue either. Hard to say for sure, but given Oswald’s means and the story that would be concocted to implicate him, I think a marginal rifle of modest capabilities probably fit the profile better as well. Or they might have just not given a shit, figuring that those kind of questions would never be asked in the first place. And for the most part, until quite recently, they weren’t. I mean seriously, look at all the other “facts” they had to sell to sell this whole lone gunman bullshit! Like the supposed “fact” that a shot from behind blew Kennedy’s head back, while blowing out the whole back of his head and leaving a small “exit” wound in the front. Pure bullshit and everyone who’s not a moronic simpleton knows it.

          Conspiracies are never perfect, but they succeed anyway, because they don’t have to be. The best really are magic shows in the strictest sense of the term. Humans are much more easily fooled than we like to think, especially when events play to our deeply held preconceived notions/beliefs. The best magic always takes advantage of that fact.

          • malthuss June 3, 2017 at 5:41 pm #

            Study the history of Hiss and The UN.
            The Birchers knew, the elite mocked them.

          • DA June 3, 2017 at 6:12 pm #

            malthuss,

            Study the history of Hiss and The UN.
            The Birchers knew, the elite mocked them.

            OK. Give me the ‘Cliff’s Notes’ version and I will.

        • nsa June 3, 2017 at 1:47 pm #

          Initially the “found” weapon was a Mauser 98 but it somehow morphed into a junky Carcano. We could have called it a Daisy Red Ryder BB gun and the sheeple would still have bought the story……

          • elysianfield June 3, 2017 at 7:45 pm #

            Well,
            The Warren Commission anointed the 1891 Mannlicher-Carcano rifle (type 38) as the fastest shooting, most accurate military rifle ever devised….-Robert Crumb(paraphrased)

          • elysianfield June 3, 2017 at 7:49 pm #

            Not Robert Crumb…Gilbert Shelton…sorry.

          • thwack June 4, 2017 at 10:34 am #

            Maybe someone should host a reality TV show called “Americas Top Shooter” where they they do re enactments of the JFK assassination using the same rifle and similar conditions…?

          • elysianfield June 4, 2017 at 10:43 am #

            Thwack,
            The USMC, with their best shooters tried but could not duplicate the incident using the weapon in question.

          • thwack June 4, 2017 at 11:39 am #

            Then that means LHO couldn’t do it either, right?

          • elysianfield June 4, 2017 at 7:03 pm #

            Uhhh, Yeah!

        • seawolf77 June 5, 2017 at 8:18 am #

          It was a magic act, like when you go to a professional magician’s show and you spend the next day and a half wondering how he did it. The pieces aren’t supposed to fit together. The story is supposed to fall apart. The statement is obvious. We can do whatever we want, makeup up any story we want, shove it down your disbelieving throats, and there ain’t a damn thing you can do about it. The more ridiculous the story, the better. Power comes from lying. When you got everyone believing what they know in their hearts to be a lie, you got them by the balls.

  43. Dumbedup June 3, 2017 at 9:43 am #

    We are now seeing what globalism is really about by getting a closer look at it’s evil twin provincialism. Old hatreds, jealousy, ethnic and religious bigotry are rising to the top as people abandon kindness, generosity and tolerance. This will end badly.

    The problem with globalism has been its failure to address provincialism and its monetization. It was never meant for profit, and it was never meant to coerce but only encourage. But we’ve been at this since the end of WWI and while we have so far avoided WWIII (that’s at least some record of success) the failures of globalism have brought us to this point. Now, the US looks at the conservative and authoritarian cultures of Russia and China (who resisted globalism) with envy.

    Fate is not without a sense of humor or irony.

    • DA June 3, 2017 at 12:18 pm #

      No, but we’ve exchanged “big wars” (although that depends on one’s perspective as well, as surely any Iraqi would beg to differ) for perpetual wars – see the GWOT. Much more marketable and profitable, with much less disruption to commerce, aka profits by other means.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 3, 2017 at 2:22 pm #

      Provincialism? You mean like Muslims bringing the Jihad to Europe? And Clitoris cutting? And killing daughters who shame the family?

      • DA June 3, 2017 at 5:05 pm #

        I think you’re conveniently missing the fact that most of the “Muslim jihadis” in Europe (and the US and Canada for that matter too) are only there in the first place because of the rapacious wars of the GWOT (which is to say the US). I realize that you’re hard wired to hate Islam and people of color in general, but your posts betray an intelligence too strong to not notice such things. Muslims and people of color are not you’re enemy. People of great wealth and power – mostly white men of assorted ethnicities – are you’re enemy my man, and I think you know that.

        • malthuss June 3, 2017 at 5:43 pm #

          you’re enemy. No, YOUR enemy.

          are you’re enemy . Wrong again.

          You used you’re correctly on the first line. Try keyboarding a bit more slowly.

          • DA June 3, 2017 at 6:04 pm #

            What now, YOU TOO? A GRAMMAR BITCH?!? Thanks for noticing, but I think I’ll keyboard (aka type) as I please, thank you very much!

          • DA June 3, 2017 at 6:07 pm #

            By the way, it’s late in the day and I’ve had a few “brewskies,” so I consider anything “mostly intelligible” good enough for blog commentary work.

        • Janos Skorenzy June 4, 2017 at 5:43 pm #

          I’m not forgetting anything. Both are dangerous. What you said is true, but that does not excuse the Muslims. Nor does is it automatic that the Western Elite will be able to control them. They may have to end up converting – karmic justice.

          Muslims have been trying to conquer us before the rise of the Economic philosophies of Capitalism/Communism and the modern order. They are enemies in the deepest sense. And yes, Blacks will be their some of their fiercest beserkers here in America. Already begun.

      • malthuss June 3, 2017 at 5:39 pm #

        ‘Ask any pre teen boy who was molested by a gay man’

        fixed that 4 ya.’

  44. sprawlcapital June 3, 2017 at 10:09 am #

    Janos wrote: “Real” triangles can only struggle to attain and maintain the ideal.
    ===========================================
    Real triangles are what give a truss bridge its strength. The triangles do not have to be ideal, that is, they may differ from the blueprint specifications by, say, a millimeter or two. Yet the bridge is strong; it supports the heavy truck or the heavy train.

    Likewise, humans do not have to be precisely equal–or even roughly equal–in ability to be equal before the law.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 3, 2017 at 2:17 pm #

      A millimeter or two means they aren’t triangles as per definition. It might as well be a meter or two. This is the difference between Geometry and Engineering. Marxists try to impose their perfect triangle on the world. In order to meet iron quotas, the Chinese Communists took the iron ploughshares away from farmers – something that had been passed down from one generation to the next. But of course they may have wanted them to starve to death to lower the population – two birds with one stone.

      In response to such criticism, Western Marxists scream, “It wasn’t real (perfect) Marxism!”. It was. That was the problem: an economic philosophy must be practical by definition. If it isn’t, then its perfection is perfectly wrong. And will only get worse when actually applied.

      I agree with you last statement IN THEORY. As I said before, Equality is a useful abstraction in Law and Mathematics. But Laws must reflect real human capacity. Since humans vary according to race, our system won’t work with Negroes or Whites brought up by single Mothers. As Adams said, it was meant for European Christians and none other.

      In material science or even woodcarving, you know the strengths and limitations of your medium. You don’t demand it do what it simply can’t do by definition of what it is.

      • Q. Shtik June 3, 2017 at 3:43 pm #

        A millimeter or two means they aren’t triangles as per definition. – Janos

        ==========

        I think you have it in your mind that equilateral triangles (all 3 sides of equal length) are the only true triangles and all the rest are undeserving of the name “triangle.”

      • malthuss June 3, 2017 at 6:06 pm #

        found this,

        Mao Zedong hated Chinese culture (Cultural Revolution: Tear Down the Four Olds), destroyed much of it, such as a City Wall that had survived thousands of years. Mao Zedong imported African students into China and gave them more benefits than Chinese students, he did this under the ‘(non-white) communist third-world is All The Same’, there was a lot of resentment, Nanjing anti-African protests of 1988, that eventually lead to the June 4th Incident, I think one of the signs that showed up even at June 4th was “Don’t Take Advantage of Chinese Women”.

        Mao Zedong was also pro-natalist and was therefore responsible for the plague of population explosion in China, which had to be clamped down on afterwards by the One Child Policy, which had the unfortunate side-effect of causing the Gender Imbalance (traditionally, women join the family of her husband and wait on his parents, so Chinese parents must rely on their sons in their old age) I do not blame the Opium War from centuries ago, I do not even blame the Japanese for the invasion half a century ago, I blame Mao Zedong, for the present problems of China, he was a cultist who brainwashed the youth of the nation, turned them against their own parents. He destroyed much of the Chinese in China.

        If I can go back in time and kill someone, I would kill Mao Zedong, and I will kill him by dropping him in the midst of those cannibals in Africa he loves so much.

        • SpeedyBB June 4, 2017 at 10:47 am #

          I just spent five weeks in China (my first visit), in one of the more prosperous cities (manufacturing mostly). Mammoth construction frenzy, great supermarkets, roads choked with Mercedes and Buicks. Folks splashing money about like it was 1957.

          And huge billboards exhorting the people to serve the people, yadda yadda. Except for one aspect: that self-satisfied murderous piggy face is conspicuous by its absence. The only place you ever see him is on the money (ironic display in itself). When I purchased a ceramic coffee cup with his face on it my local hosts rewarded me with snickers.

          At least in Jiangsu I saw how he’s being railroaded toward non-person-hood. An inconvenient Father of the Nation. ‘…30% bad and 70% good…’ (unless you happen to be one of the 40 million whose deaths he was responsible for).

          • malthuss June 4, 2017 at 4:53 pm #

            40,000,00? I read 40 x 2.
            You forgot those starved during the ‘Great Leap’.

            Also even 80,000,000 does not account for all the
            Babies, born or pre born, murdered.
            Someone back up that number by figuring out the number of ‘missing females’ in the gender imbalance.

          • malthuss June 4, 2017 at 4:54 pm #

            what was the air quality like?

        • thwack June 5, 2017 at 5:16 am #

          Mao has one advantage none of you clowns have;

          he’s Chinese.

          You’re not.

  45. volodya June 3, 2017 at 10:33 am #

    For White men the agenda is cut their balls off. None of their manhood wanted, not in this place. That only applies to White men but not to any others because that would be defying tolerance and diversity doctrines.

    Which, as sure as we sit here, will lead to a problem. As White men retreat, becoming passive, weepy, dress-wearing basement dwellers, the social space they vacated will get filled by others enacting alternative models of male behavior. We see foreign examples daily on the TV and internet with vicious wars raging all over Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, the Philippines, massacres in concert halls, suicide bombers killing little girls outside stadiums, Iran and North Korea nuking up. That’s just the stuff that regularly makes the news.

    Then there’s the BAU stuff that doesn’t make the news, like honor killings, female infanticide, female genital mutilation, forced marriages. Clearly there’s a great many men that don’t subscribe to the latest fad in Bubble-land behavioral codes.

    The safe-space seekers say they want open borders. What happens as these men come from yonder? Because, if you invite them, they will come. And they will bring their codes of manly conduct with them. These are very rough guys they’re asking in. Virtue signallers, male and female alike, will be in for a very tough time. I predict that their stint ruling the roost will be brief.

    • malthuss June 3, 2017 at 5:45 pm #

      Criticize Lee Rigbys killer and end in Jail, like a granny did.
      Act like Emma [on the tram] and end up forced into re education w a shrink.

      The safe-space seekers say they want open borders. Send them to fukking Mexico.

  46. nsa June 3, 2017 at 11:16 am #

    Go Commie Or Go Gay. Face it…..good looking right wing campus pussy is in very short supply. So to get any, right wing hetero campus males will need to make adjustments to the game plan. First, get rid of that stupid MAGA baseball cap and don a Mikie Moore sweatshirt over a Portland style tie dye t shirt. Next, buy a pair of California cowboy boots (Birkenstocks) and maybe a wooden bead necklace. And stop showering for at least a week. Now you are looking (and smelling) the part necessary to tap into all that hot young succulent leftie greenie campus pussy with the perky missile tits. And work on the basic pick up lines….something like “I don’t know how much more of that nazi crap we can take from that Fuhrer Trump”…..or maybe “Would you know of any classes I could attend to shed some of my white privilege” (works particularly well with hot visible minority pussy). And for chrissakes, park that 1994 F150 pickup truck with the holed muffler and confederate flag on the bumper, and borrow or rent a Volvo or Prius or better yet one of those boxy Honda Elements with the very useful fold down rear seats……

    • malthuss June 3, 2017 at 5:46 pm #

      Tattoos?

    • elysianfield June 3, 2017 at 7:37 pm #

      “Go Commie Or Go Gay. Face it…..good looking right wing campus pussy is in very short supply. So to get any, right wing hetero campus males will need to make adjustments to the game plan.”

      nsa,
      A current buddy of mine, about my age, is a full-tilt hippy from the late 60’s on. He once told me that he participated in a “People’s Park” demonstration in Berkeley. Since I was on standby for the demonstration in question, but did not attend the festivities, it piqued my interest. I asked him why, as a student At Oregon State (who were bussed down by organizers of the event), he felt he had a dog in the fight. He said” Oh, we couldn’t care less about the Park…we were there for the women….”

      Nothing changes.

    • BackRowHeckler June 3, 2017 at 7:44 pm #

      Good advice for youngsters, NSA. Now if only they’ll heed it. Reminds me of my own college days when I met this Swiss-Swedish undergrad whose father was a movie director. She had legs up to here as they say, 19 years old, long chestnut hair, built like a brick shithouse, spoke with a scandanavian accent. Her big causes were apartheid on SAfrica and banning nuclear reactors. Nuclear power, sure, sure, I was against it. “Shut them reactors down” was my motto. As for apartheid, well, it was the worst thing ever. In fact I was just fixin to fly over to Jo’ berg and kick some racist Boer ass. I even went to an anti-apartheid rally on the New Haven green once, with her, a bunch of dudes with pony tales marching around shouting slogans about divestment. That’s how good looking this broad was.

      brh

      • elysianfield June 4, 2017 at 10:46 am #

        BRH,
        Were you rewarded for your efforts?

  47. FincaInTheMountains June 3, 2017 at 11:28 am #

    Megyn Kelly: Hello America! I am reporting from Putin’s bedroom. He is approaching, closer, closer…. WOW!!!

    Unfortunately, Russian journalists reprint the American press, without making an adjustment to its orientation. Including the same media that Trump refused to let into the White House and to do briefings for them for being pathological liars.

    As a result, the Russians are creating an absolutely idiotic idea of the political struggle in the US, which concerns them in the most direct way. Indeed, the so-called “Deep State of the United States” has in fact declared war on Russia in the last days of 2016, but due to the illegality of the Deep State, as well as the extreme unpopularity of this war with the US people and the US Army, this simple fact is not advertised.

    In particular, Megyn Kelly, the moderator of the St. Petersburg Economic Forum, is a prominent figure in the “Deep State” and was kicked out of the FOX5 channel for openly taking Clintonoid side during televised debates, which corresponds to the dismissal from Gestapo for excessive cruelty.

    By her behavior, she forced Trump to give her a rigid push back, called in Russian “sending on the three letters” and called her a “bimbo,” which corresponds to the Russian word beginning with the same letter.

    But for her it’s like water from a goose and I would not be surprised if she creates a show “In bed with Vladimir Putin”, and you’ll hear “Hello America! I am reporting from Putin’s bedroom. He is approaching, closer, closer…. WOW!”

    youtube.com/watch?v=l9nVGgoOT6s

  48. volodya June 3, 2017 at 11:47 am #

    One of the anything-goes-ists from Covfefe-land, Kathy Griffin, the bearer of the bloody, severed head, blubbers that Trump “broke” her. Oh boo fucking hoo, cry me a river. So one of your stunts back-fired and you want to blame Trump. Choke on it.

    • DA June 3, 2017 at 4:52 pm #

      She’s rapidly degenerating into old, washed-up, hysterical bitch in public land. A pity.

      • DA June 3, 2017 at 4:53 pm #

        I should add, because I actually like her comedy, in small doses at least.

        • malthuss June 4, 2017 at 4:57 pm #

          The UN was bankrolled by Banksters.

          The land donated by Rockefeller.

          Ever learn of ‘Diplomatic Immunity’?

          ‘The League of Nations’?

          Communist overlords there.

          Oh, one John Ash just was murdered, hours before he was to testify about the Clintons in Haiti. He was a big wig at UN.

  49. FincaInTheMountains June 3, 2017 at 12:16 pm #

    Kennedy was executed for betrayal.

    The question is, betrayal of whom or what?

    I think the answer to that mystery is in the Tarantino’s movie “Kill Bill”.

    – Question: “We are great because we are good?”
    – Answer: “We are good because we are great!”

    Firstly, this password is the formula of the Cold War, as Alexis de Tocqueville, not only wrote “Democracy in America”, which in the opinion of the members of this Sect is the best book about democracy and about America, but also articulated in it historiosophy of “American exceptionalism” which Joseph Stalin, who received an excellent theological education, described as American heresy.

    Fortunately, ideological, and possibly a theological analysis of this heresy was done by the great American film director Quentin Tarantino.

    The fact that the relationship of Greatness and Goodness reflects the Manichean concept of the genetic affiliation to the Good and Greatness by virtue of birth, and not by phenotype/individual development.

    According to this concept one cannot become Great and Good, they have to be born this way, and the main sign of the Greatness and Goodness is the right to kill with impunity.

    Suffice it to recall the last scene in which David Carradine explains Uma Thurman that the ability to kill is a duty to kill, because people are not only divided into two biologically different species, but also created by different Gods. And Uma Thurman when she tried to become a worker bee still remained a killer-bee, she just betrayed her biological species and has been punished for this betrayal.

    It is against this quite consciously Donald Trump has spoken, saying that all people and all nations are created by one God. And the ideological legacy of Alexis de Tocqueville is the basis of so-called moral high ground of American politics, a lack of understanding and even the denial of which Donald Trump is being accused by Clintonoids.

    According to this concept, the fact that the American missiles were in Turkey during Caribbean Missile crisis, and now are in Poland and Romania is not the aggression against the Soviet Union or Russia, but the Soviet missiles in Cuba are, President Kennedy by removing the missiles from Turkey, has betrayed America, Good and Great, as well as Uma Thurman betrayed her Nation of Born Killers, trying to be an ordinary woman and a mother.

    kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/a-hole-in-the-head/#comment-295598

    • DA June 3, 2017 at 4:50 pm #

      Credit where credit is due. THAT was actually a profound post! Very nice Finca!

  50. volodya June 3, 2017 at 12:20 pm #

    The Russian collusion investigation drags on, approaching its first birthday. And in the Trump-Derangement Ward, the inmates are upset. Dan Rather is saying Trump is mad, psychologically troubled. David Brooks is muttering about Trump’s resentment and fragile ego.

    The code word, covfefe, what does it mean? Is it Russian? Does anyone know? The dread image of Vladimir Putin speaks from the television screen, his beady eyes focusing on the viewer. Is it possible? Can it be? Has Russian technology advanced this far? A Russian, there in the corner, pretending to read a newspaper. He LOOKS Russian, he MUST be Russian. Time for the meds.

    • FincaInTheMountains June 3, 2017 at 12:23 pm #

      Which one are you taking?

  51. AKlein June 3, 2017 at 2:11 pm #

    JHK’s quandary about the current behavior of the elite campus Leftists reminds me of the what was reported about The Most Interesting Man in the World upon his exit to Mars- “His only regret is not knowing what regret feels like.”

  52. FincaInTheMountains June 3, 2017 at 4:22 pm #

    The leading Russian media are practically working for Hillary Clinton.

    As far as they are bought, and how much they are just idlers and do not want to analyze the information before carrying it to the people, it’s hard to say, but in their overwhelming majority they take the materials of the American media and reprint them without making any amendments to the political orientation of their sources.

    If you take the facts, then the American media as a rule do not go on a blatant lie and prefer to “correctly” place the accents, and then the room for interpretations begins. Therefore, I have the same sources, but I pay attention to very different details.

    And as a result, as far as I understood from watching Russian news and especially talk shows Russians have the impression that Trump is completely surrounded with red flags and is driven to the place of impeachment.

    In fact, behind Trump is a large part of America, including the American intellectual elite.

    And one of the most prominent representatives of this elite is undoubtedly the chief strategist of the White House, whom I would call the president’s Vice-President of ideology, Steve Bannon, whom the enemies with horror and with good reason call Stalinist-Leninist.

    And there are people who, not without justification in this regard, call Steve Bannon the real president of the United States, and look with horror at how seemingly vanished US Red Project surfaced from the depths of American politics.

    And while Trump himself is White and his subjective choice of the chief strategist reflects a completely objective union of Red and White projects in the United States, and what happens when subjective and objective fronts coincide follows from the Lenin theory about the role of the individual in history.

    As a result (and in spite of the picture, which is being painted by the media), Trump’s position is becoming stronger right in front of our eyes and besides investigating his connections with Russian hackers who were not there, the investigation of Donald Trump’s wiretapping as presidential candidate and the US president is under way.

    This investigation has already led to US National Security Adviser Susan Rice, and will inevitably lead to Hillary Clinton and the coup d’etat committed by her in June 2016, and so far the summons have been handed to the highest officers of the FBI, CIA, and the NSA, and precisely to those who organized so-called RussiaGate.

    The Republican Party, which fully controls the executive and legislative powers in the United States, was finally convinced that RussiaGate is a conspiracy of democrats against the republican president which revealed the traitors, and the republican press began to openly discuss the “Deep State” and its criminal nature.

    And then the position of the Russian media that grew on the so-called victory of White and Black in Russia becomes clear, with the real White was the lonely Yeltsin who made Putin his successor, and figures like Yakovlev, Chubais and Nemtsov are the most real Blacks.

    Moreover, Yeltsin and Putin they are not only White, with some Red stripes, they are also Orthodox, and Orthodoxy has nothing to do with the Western Colored Projects since they are the result of the disintegration of anti-Christian forces into three parts after the defeat of Orthodox Christianity during the Fourth Crusade.

    • DA June 3, 2017 at 4:48 pm #

      No offense Finca, but I think you’re either delusional, misinformed, or both. I don’t see Trump lasting the year at the current rate of implosion, although I would allow for a sudden about face if that’s what “the plan” (which we plebes are of course not privy to, at least not until long after the fact) were to call for.

  53. pequiste June 3, 2017 at 4:59 pm #

    It was actually a mental health moment for the ages. Donald Trump self-discloses his inner-most thoughts to the world through Twitter. And what a thought– not only causing a paradigm shift in political discourse but also creating a neologism; unseen in the world until the famous tweet.

    Covfefeland; a special place in Donald Trump’s imagination where America can be great again by providing loads of “Democracy” and jobs and plenty of military assistance. Like Bechuanaland, Swaziland, and Queen Maud Land, a quaint notion of what a colony or protectorate can be and do for the aboriginals and especially the visitors. There might even be a Viceroy position open for trusted advisor, son-in-law Jared “Slumlord” Kushner.

    Will also make a great new travel destination: Come to magnificent Covfefeland, where all your dreams can come true.
    (Stay at my fabulous Trump resort.)

    And what about prestigious Covfefe UNiversity? An idea whose time has certainly come. Yer pays your tuition and yer gets yer sheepskin, that easy. None of this Snowflake and ANtifa bizness here either. This is my mulligan after the Trump University show.. Gonna get it right this time. Believe me.

    The “final frontier” has always been the space between the ears.

    • DA June 3, 2017 at 6:00 pm #

      Will also make a great new travel destination: Come to magnificent Covfefeland, where all your dreams can come true.
      (Stay at my fabulous Trump resort.)

      And what about prestigious Covfefe UNiversity? An idea whose time has certainly come. Yer pays your tuition and yer gets yer sheepskin, that easy. None of this Snowflake and ANtifa bizness here either. This is my mulligan after the Trump University show.. Gonna get it right this time. Believe me.

      Keep it up and Trump might hire you for his next iteration! The “walls have ears” as well these days.

  54. malthuss June 3, 2017 at 5:54 pm #

    Heck, out her in Hunterdon County NJ it seems like half of our residents own and operate landscaping/lawn mowing companies and they REALLY make a ton of money. /

    And elsewhere, poor spanish speaking do that work.

  55. malthuss June 3, 2017 at 6:13 pm #

    By the way, it’s late in the day and I’ve had a few “brewskies,” so I consider anything “mostly intelligible” good enough for blog commentary work.

    Its Saturday. You are forgiven.

    The faster I type, the worse it looks.

    • DA June 3, 2017 at 6:44 pm #

      Thank you! 🙂

    • DA June 3, 2017 at 6:46 pm #

      Or the worser I type, the faster it looks

      • malthuss June 4, 2017 at 4:59 pm #

        There was no ‘reply’ button to your request for ‘Cliff Notes’ but I did answer it, a bit above this.

  56. Pucker June 3, 2017 at 7:17 pm #

    According to “Family of Secrets”, The Texas School Book Depository was not a place for storing Texas public school textbooks, but rather the name of a right-wing anti-communist publisher of anti-Communist Propaganda whose owner loathed Kennedy. After the assassination, the owner removed the shooter’s window from the building and hung it in the living room of his house. The Texas School Book Depository building was owned by people with dubious C,,,I.A links.

    • DA June 3, 2017 at 8:33 pm #

      Two points:

      In 1963 pretty much everyone who was anyone was anti-communist, especially publicly.

      In 1963 pretty much everyone who was anyone in Texas hated Kennedy, if for no other reason than he wasn’t Johnson.

      But it’s hard to comprehend the amount of Kennedy vitriol that existed at the time, these days. My 81 year old mother still almost foams at the mouth whenever the Kennedy name is even mentioned, based on nothing more than her dirt poor protestant mother’s hatred of Catholics.

      They were strange times indeed!

    • malthuss June 4, 2017 at 5:02 pm #

      anti-Communist Propaganda –such as?

  57. John Howard June 3, 2017 at 7:39 pm #

    Again Jim can see the problem is gay marriage, but doesn’t want to be disinvited from the book club or something. Males and females have different reproductive rights. It’s a shock, males don’t have a right to be pregnant. We all absorbed Monty Python’s Life Of Brian into our mushy teenage brains and really wanted it to be true, but in fact males do not have a right to be pregnant, males only have a right to impregnate. And marriage is only for couples with a right to procreate together.

  58. DA June 3, 2017 at 8:21 pm #

    And now the private money finally steps in to take up the slack. What’s the play here? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

    washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/06/03/michael-bloomberg-pledges-his-own-money-to-…

  59. pequiste June 3, 2017 at 9:07 pm #

    And I note this evening more examples of Yzlamik over-exuberance and celebrations over in Jolly Olde England, London to be specific.

    Sadiq Khan tells his dhimmi subjects that such activities are to be “expected” in a large city,

    Other vile politicians shall make pronouncements of diversity being strength; that it is a shame and a pity; that inclusiveness must triumph over hate…..etc. etc. ad nauseum. The need to take in more Yzlamik and negroe immigrants could not be more urgent, and as such the Parliament will take up the motion immediately after the FIFA tournament.

    The poor misguided lumpen will be saying prayers, lighting candles and having vigils. Again. And yet again.

    Some of them, if there is a scruple of sense and memory remaining, shall wonder why this is happening to Blighty after centuries: resisting the Spanish Armada, Napoleon, Hitler and ruling over 1/4 of the world’s surface.

    Richard Coeur de Lion would gasp.

    The Duke of Marlborough would be apoplectic.

    Lord Nelson would, with dying breath commend that ” England expects every man to do his duty.”

    Winston Churchill would shout that “We shall never surrender.”

    Sadiq Khan is telling them it’s game over.

    Enoch Powell was right.

    • BackRowHeckler June 3, 2017 at 9:41 pm #

      Check out the new Irish PM.

      • malthuss June 4, 2017 at 5:03 pm #

        see my post of a day or 2 ago.

        • malthuss June 4, 2017 at 5:08 pm #

          eply

          malthuss June 2, 2017 at 10:26 pm #

          Irish Pm a mutt,

          The former GP is the son of an Irish nurse and a doctor from India and much of the media coverage of his victory has focused on Mr Varadkar’s background, age and sexuality.

          The former first minister of Northern Ireland, DUP leader Arlene Foster, has spoken on the phone to congratulate Mr Varadkar. He has also received a letter from Prime Minister Theresa May.
          ‘Prejudice has no hold’

          Following the announcement on Friday evening, the new Fine Gael leader said he was “honoured” to accept the “enormous challenge” ahead of him with humility.

          “If my election shows anything it’s tha

  60. BackRowHeckler June 3, 2017 at 9:54 pm #

    In any case another terror attack in London tonite.

    Time for what? Lovefest, peace vigil?

    Wreaths, teddy bears, candles … and everybody singing kumbaya.

    “They can’t divide us.”

    But they can kill you easy enough.

    Where’s the Mayor?

    brh

  61. thwack June 3, 2017 at 10:09 pm #

    “Cosby’s lawyers will counter that the pair had been in a consensual relationship. They met at Temple University, where Constand was the director of the women’s basketball team and Cosby, a Temple graduate, was a booster and board trustee.

    Constand admitted to police that Cosby had made sexual advances before the alleged attack, yet she continued to see him. She told investigators that, after the alleged incident, she gave Cosby a sweater as a present.

    Katherine Hart, a former detective for the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, testified at a preliminary hearing that, after the incident, Constand took her family to see one of Cosby’s standup shows.”

    ************************

    Oh really?

    If I were Cosby’s lawyers, I would try to find out if Constand has anything hanging over her that someone could use to force her to lie about Cosby?

    Thats how they got that woman to set up Marion Berry and bust him on a cocaine charge.

    Rashida Moore had some charges hanging over her head and the rest is history.

    • thwack June 3, 2017 at 11:15 pm #

      In addition, Andrea Constand is a lesbian. That means she has engaged in all kinds of unconventional sexual activity; she’s probably had a fist in her vagina before?

      lesbians are often huge drama queens too because they are often confused by their own sexuality. To solve this they sometimes seek out black guys to sleep with in the hope it will “cure them” of their bizarr, sterile proclivity.

      Why is it not surprising that the only Cosby accuser to go to trial is a lesbian?

      What do you think Janos?

      Am I reading too much into this?

      • thwack June 4, 2017 at 8:54 am #

        Here is another one:

        Will the prosecution attempt to “weaponize” Andrea Constand’s lesbianism in order to prove her sexual activity with Cosby was non consensual?

        Will the prosecution say: “of course it was rape! Everybody knows lesbians don’t have sex with men!”

        But this is bull shit.

        We have all seen straight girls making out in bars and night clubs to draw attention to themselves. Ive even had the experience of a lesbian asking me if I would consider impregnating her partner so they could have a child.

        (If they had a male “pill” I would have done it)

        My point is, I have probable cause to suspect many women who SAY they are lesbian, are really straight, or maybe POSSIBLY bi-sexual… but what they are really doing is expanding their sexual partner options by opening themselves to all adults, regardless of their sex.

        Some men use the same strategy; they are called “bi-sexuals.”

        So,

        if I was counsel for Cosby and they tried to pull this routine?

        I would go nuclear, get her on the stand, and ask:

        1. Are you now, or have you EVER had a penis in your vagina?

        2. Are you now or have you EVER had a black penis in your vagina?

        3. Are you now, or have you EVER had a BIG BLACK PENIS in your vagina.

        I could make it worse; but at this point she should be in tears and it would be better to stop and let her contemplate the Kraken I got on the short leash and my bellowing cries of havoc…

      • elysianfield June 4, 2017 at 10:52 am #

        “To solve this they sometimes seek out black guys to sleep with in the hope it will “cure them” of their bizarr, sterile proclivity.”

        I don’t know about her, but it sure as hell would cure me….

      • Janos Skorenzy June 4, 2017 at 5:47 pm #

        No doubt she was straight until he raped her.

        • thwack June 4, 2017 at 10:12 pm #

          See,

          this is why I like Janos even though he is a racist white supremacist who would hang me from a tree at the first opportunity.

          His comment reveals another unique avenue the prosecution could use to weaponize Constand’s lesbianism;

          if

          if

          she had not already claimed to be a lesbian before she met Cosby?

          ” I was straight before I met Bill Cosby; but after he raped me, I was so traumatized, I became a lesbian; sob, weep, boo hoo…”

          So I regret to inform you Janos, that Constand opened her big mouth a couple of years ago and admitted to already being a rug muncher BEFORE she met Cosby.

          But I appreciate the racial effort. Its nice to know I can always count on your racist anger and resentment to help me understand the mechanics and architecture of the system.

  62. Ozymandius June 3, 2017 at 10:24 pm #

    So, how narcissistic can you get? Read the good Prof’s bio and you will surely find out. Interestingly enough I suppose, it is claimed by some experts in the field that full blown narcissists generally don’t recognise that they have this form of personality disorder.

  63. janet June 3, 2017 at 10:47 pm #

    “Time for what? Lovefest, peace vigil? Wreaths, teddy bears, candles … and everybody singing kumbaya.”

    These are good suggestions, brh, because violence does not work… it only results in more violence. For example, eight days after the U.S. military murdered 94 human beings in Afghanistan with MOAB, Taliban militants breached an army base in the north of the country and killed scores of local soldiers.

    Violence by Trump, mass murder by Trump, results in violence by Taliban, mass murder by Taliban. It is stupid violence, just like the attacks in London are stupid. The way to stop it is to adopt brh’s suggestions. Respond to violence with live.

    After 16 years of seemingly intractable war, the 2017 Taliban assault was the worse of its kind since the Taliban were ousted in 2001, proof using violence is ineffective and stupid, more evidence Trump is getting it wrong.

    Trump never had a “secret plan” … Trump does not know more than the generals. If Trump had kept his promise to annihilate ISIS on his first day in office, the London attacks would not have happened because ISIS would not exist.

    But Trump is not as smart as brh. He does not know violence cannot succeed, as 16 years of war have shown. Only love can succeed. Great ideas, brh!

    • janet June 3, 2017 at 10:51 pm #

      ^The way to stop it is to adopt brh’s suggestions. Respond to violence with LOVE.^

      Pure unconditional love, mountains of compassion and lovingkindness. No more bloodshed, no more eye for an eye, no more provoking violence by using violence. Stop the cycle of hatred, revenge, violence.

      • BackRowHeckler June 3, 2017 at 11:14 pm #

        What revenge?

        as far as I can tell there is internecine warfare being waged inside Europe, but only one side is taking hits. Can you guess what side that is?

        brh

        • janet June 4, 2017 at 12:06 am #

          “What revenge? … Only one side is taking hits” –brh

          Wake up, brh. The UK RAF has made more than 1,200 airstrikes in Iraq and Syria. The Muslim world is taking almost all the hits being delivered by the UK.

          The restraint of Muslims in the UK is remarkable, to be expected of a religion of peace with 99.9% nonviolent and .1% violent extremists.

          The Brits have killed untold numbers of Muslims over the past few years. You expect that to go unnoticed? What should Muslims being bombed do? Stay in their countries and be bombed, or make their way to Europe where they are safe from UK bombings?

          bbc.com/news/uk-39598979

          • janet June 4, 2017 at 12:11 am #

            “What revenge?” –brh

            BBC analysis shows UK forces have dropped bombs on 69 of the 99 days of 2017 to 9 April. In that time, at least 216 bombs and missiles have been dropped by the Royal Air Force.

            UK … dropped bombs for 69 days in 2017

            How many bombings in the UK in 2017? One?

            Who are the most violent? Christians or Muslims?

  64. BackRowHeckler June 3, 2017 at 11:24 pm #

    anyway, I hope this most recent bloodletting in the former ‘Christian Kingdom’ doesn’t interfere with Miss Grande and the Black Eyed Peas ‘One Love’ benefit concert up in Manchester.

    I doubt if many Englishmen are feeling the love right about now. Who knows, maybe Muzzies will revisit Manchester and put their own spin on what ‘One Love’ means to them.

    brh

    • janet June 4, 2017 at 12:49 am #

      brh, since you are not a peaceful Muslim, if 1,200 airstrikes were directed against you I bet you might consider some kind of revenge. It would be wrong because violence only provokes revenge, hatred, and more violence. The answer is love. War is not the answer.

  65. Pucker June 4, 2017 at 12:40 am #

    We’ll never know what The Clinton Foundation was really all about.

    “In the fall of 1963, about two months before JFK’s assassination, the two political neophytes Jack Crichton and George H. W. Bush both decided to mount GOP races for statewide office. The following year, they would head the Texas GOP’s ticket, with Crichton the nominee for governor and Bush for U.S. Senate. Both used the same lawyer, Pat Holloway, who worked out of the Republic National Bank Building. The man who recruited them as candidates, state GOP chairman Peter O’Donnell, would several years later be forced by newspaper revelations to admit that his family foundation was a conduit for CIA funds. 8”

    • janet June 4, 2017 at 1:31 am #

      “We’ll never know what The Clinton Foundation was really all about. In the fall of 1963…”

      Hillary was about 15 years old in 1963 and the Clinton Foundation did not exist. So, you are right that we’ll never know about it in 1963.

    • Pucker June 4, 2017 at 1:46 am #

      Like the O’Donnell family foundation, The Clinton Foundation, was obviously a conduit for funding nefarious activities.

      • janet June 4, 2017 at 2:24 am #

        Just like Trump is “obviously” a puppet for Putin. Trump didn’t just meet with the Russian ambassador. Trump colluded with Putin. Putin called the meeting.

        Trump didn’t just “communicate” with the ambassador. Trump gave Russian intelligence classified information that jeopardized agents of Israel in the field.

        • thwack June 4, 2017 at 10:28 am #

          Donald Trump is the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.

          He can communicate with whomever the fuck he wants.

          Nixon went to communist fucking China and told Taiwan to eat a dick?

  66. janet June 4, 2017 at 1:58 am #

    But Trump can ABROGATE the Paris accord, can’t he? –DA

    Um, not really, DA. Trump is conning you again. According to the terms of the Paris Agreement, any signatory may withdraw for any reason, but may only do so on a timetable set out in the agreement:

    As a matter of both international law and U.S. law, the president could withdraw from the Paris Agreement pursuant to Article 28.1, which allows a party to withdraw by giving one year’s written notification to the Depositary (i.e., the U.N. Secretary-General), beginning three years after the Paris Agreement’s entry into force for that party.

    In other words, since the agreement went into effect on November 4, 2016, the earliest President Trump could give written notice of withdrawal would be November 4, 2019. That withdrawal wouldn’t take effect until one year later, on November 4, 2020, exactly one day after the next presidential election, potentially making the next election a referendum on climate change and the Paris Accord.

    Nice try, Mr. Trump. But like all your other con game narcissistic grandstanding, you have failed again. TRUMP FAIL.

    • Billy Hill June 4, 2017 at 10:22 am #

      As usual, a mile wide and a millimeter deep.
      James Hansen, who boasts some Green bona fides, referred accurately to the Paris Accords as a fraud, calling bullshit on promises with no teeth.

      So today we have De Blasio committing NYC to this plaything for diplomats. One wonders whether the City will reduce its motor fleet by some dramatic percentage, levy taxes on aircraft, and so forth and so on. Don’t hold your breath.

  67. Pucker June 4, 2017 at 2:01 am #

    I wonder how many C…I,A “Deep State” operatives have infiltrated Congress?

    “Congress was a great place for a spy—even better, in some ways, than the CIA. Congressmen were expected to travel the world, looking into matters of interest to the United States. In December 1967, less than a year after Bush was sworn in, he was off to Indochina, with his CIA partner Thomas Devine in tow. It was Christmas break, a time when congressmen often make overseas trips, but Bush and Devine did not have a typical agenda. Correspondence indicates that having arrived in Vietnam, Bush and Devine hastily canceled an appointment with the U.S. ambassador in favor of other, unstated activities. 30 For the CIA, the hot item at the time was the so-called Phoenix Program, a secret plan to imprison and “neutralize” suspected Vietcong. This was being rolled out at precisely the moment that Poppy and Devine arrived “in country.”

  68. FincaInTheMountains June 4, 2017 at 4:51 am #

    Divorce and Maiden Name, or who the American tanks in Poland are really threatening

    The official announcement of the US withdrawal from the globalist “environmental” alliance – “it is not trivial, Watson!”. This is a divorce and maiden name for Europe, left without protection and support in the face of Brexit, Asian industrial competitors, “globalist” organizers of African migration, as well as small, but tenacious and sickly as an encephalitic mite, blackmailers from Kiev.

    Trump relatively honestly offered Europe to maintain support on the terms of reciprocity – in exchange for the growth in purchases of US defense products and security services of the Pentagon or US Private Military Companies – it’s all the same. For sure, the package of the Trump offer included new direct investments by Europeans in the Rust Belt states, as well as “voluntary” self-restriction of exporters from the EU to the US market.

    The issue of withdrawal from the Paris Agreement was demonstratively suspended during the negotiations. Trump gave his partners time to think. Merkel, without thinking twice, declared her readiness to rely on her own strength, Euro-Juche.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juche

    In short, on the terms of Trump they could not agreed, and if so, then the US will not help subsidize energy security for Europe by inflating the energy tariffs in the US, China and Russia – the EU competitors on the world market. Euro-Juche in this case turns out to be somewhat problematic, because Europe does not have enough energy resources.

    That is, Trump, in addition to resolving his problems with direct investments and sales markets, also made a spectacular pitch to Putin on a pan-European field.

    The second key point is the partial interception by Washington of the control over the mechanisms of NATO from its European “allies”. At one time, London helped Obama and the coalition behind Obama – part of the financial oligarchy, the “old money” and the leadership of some special services – to take this dangerous toy from the Party of War led by Hillary. In turn, London used the NATO apparatus to intercept political control over the Baltic countries, although this maneuver was not succeeded until the end – it was necessary to share Lithuania with the Germans, and leave Poland to the Americans.

    Interestingly, American tanks are located on the border of Poland with Germany, and do not even have the physical ability to be moved to the borders of Russia or Belarus – there are simply no bridges for such weight.

    P.S. Could you guess from 4 attempts, what is the Western Europe Maiden name?

    A. The European Union
    B. The Fourth Reich
    C. The Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation
    D. Drittes Heiliges römisches Reich deutscher Nation

  69. thwack June 4, 2017 at 6:07 am #

    Jordan Peterson lets people know the $400K a year his patreon account brings in will not be spent on cocaine and hookers in the caribbean.

    youtube.com/watch?v=FaKl4yO8HAA

  70. Pucker June 4, 2017 at 7:03 am #

    George W. Bush, Jr. went on to kill millions of innocent people.

    The Elitism has caused a lot of damage.

    George W. Bush, Jr.: “Young Bush enjoyed regaling associates with accounts of his drinking exploits. Blount’s nephew, C. Murphy Archibald, remembers W. telling one particular story “what seemed like a hundred times . . . He would laugh uproariously as though there was something funny about this. To me, that was pretty memorable, because here he is, a number of years out of college, talking about this to people he doesn’t know. He just struck me as a guy who really had an idea of himself as very much a child of privilege, that he wasn’t operating by the same rules.” 39 W. also enjoyed recounting his adventures at Yale—how he got stopped by police officers there “all the time” for driving drunk but always got off when they learned who he was.”

    • FincaInTheMountains June 4, 2017 at 8:21 am #

      Most of the anti-Bush propaganda was cooked up in the Hillary’s kitchen from Hell.

      • Pucker June 4, 2017 at 8:41 am #

        The Clinton’s, Bushes, and Obama’s are big buddies.

  71. FincaInTheMountains June 4, 2017 at 7:28 am #

    Indo-Pakistani incident

    While the whole world looks at Syria and the Korean peninsula on the border between India and China, fighting began between the two nuclear powers – India and Pakistan

    yahoo.com/news/india-pakistan-conflict-erupts-apos-180523931.html

  72. FincaInTheMountains June 4, 2017 at 8:13 am #

    Panzerschokolade (Tank chocolate)

    I wonder if London terror attackers were post-mortem examined for amphetamine use – a tell tale of special services using Islamist patsies to send a political message to opponents.

    In 1938, the director of the Institute of General and Military Physiology of the Berlin Academy of Military Medicine Otto Ranke noticed the qualities of the product produced by the Berlin Company “Temmler”.

    Pervitin was a drug from the class of amphetamines, it had the same effect as the adrenaline produced by the human body. In fact, amphetamines were dispersing sleep, increasing the capacity for concentration, a sense of self-reliance and a willingness to take risks. At the same time, the person taking pervitin blunted feeling of remorse, hunger and thirst, decreased sensitivity to pain.

    Instruction recommended taking 1-2 tablets in order to overcome sleep. The belief in the safety of this stimulant was so great that even special sweets with stuffing from pervitin were on sale. They got the name panzerschokolade – tank chocolate.

    • thwack June 4, 2017 at 10:22 am #

      Do you doubt the potency and lethality of YOUR own death denial cult?

      Why do you assume Islam is any different?

    • SpeedyBB June 4, 2017 at 4:04 pm #

      That same reliance on speed was a major factor in the reckless commitment to the Eastern Front, no? Combined of course with profiteering German military suppliers and impossible supply lines, from what I’ve read.

      Amphetamines really fuck up judgment (prudence) which can be great when you want your battalions to gamble away their lives on daring maneuvers but sooner or later they catch up with you. Dolphy’s unfortunate drug habit clearly affected his strategic judgment.

      We can also be thankful for [alcoholic] Nikita K.’s relative sobriety, during the Cuban Crisis, as JFK was getting pumped with speed on a regular basis, according to several independent reports. Khrushchev was the voice of reason, urging speedy, quiet resolution of the confrontation before it got out of hand – ‘…and then the politicians can do nothing, Mr. President…’

      Very scary.

  73. FincaInTheMountains June 4, 2017 at 9:52 am #

    The Clinton’s, Bushes, and Obama’s are big buddies…with Trump

    Interesting American phenomena – the mono-oligarchic (similar to monotheistic) view of the Universe – the guys with money vs the guys without.

    Pretty boring and unsubstantiated picture.

  74. janet June 4, 2017 at 2:25 pm #

    Muslims Attacked Twice

    Muslim Britons are being attacked twice: as Brits by the terrorists and as Muslims in the backlash.

    Of course, the irony is that is precisely what ISIS and other radical jihadist groups are after: a civilizational cultural war being fought on the streets of London, Paris and Berlin and elsewhere.

    Even the timing of the attack hints at this. Muslims are currently observing the fasting month of Ramadan. Many Muslims will go to the mosque to break their fasts and pray at sunset, and many of them will go to the mosque a little later on to pray extra Ramadan prayers.

    The attacks began just after 10 p.m., a little after the breaking of the fast, which means many Muslims would have been on the streets going home after the evening meal, or a little before the beginning of the extra Ramadan prayers. In either case, there would be potentially a large number of observant Muslims on the streets at that time of night.

    If one wanted to encourage conflict between Muslims and non-Muslims in the UK, this would be a sensible time to do it.

    That’s precisely what ISIS and other radical jihadists aim for, and after each attack, people are reminded of their base motivations. And yet so many of us fall into the terrorists’ trap and becoming willing, if unwitting, partners in hate-mongering.

    Love is the answer, not more hate, not revenge, not violence.

  75. janet June 4, 2017 at 3:27 pm #

    In Covfefe Land 45 is having Bill do far too much, and failing in the end. Health care? Bill still in works. Infrastructure? Bill still in works. Muslim ban? Bill still in works. Tax reform? Bill still in works.

  76. janet June 4, 2017 at 3:54 pm #

    Quoting out of context in Covfefe Land:

    What Trump said: “At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is ‘no reason to be alarmed!'”

    What Mayor Sadiq Khan actually said: That Londoners shouldn’t be alarmed by increased security. Trump took his words out of context. Another Trump fail.

    • pequiste June 4, 2017 at 9:46 pm #

      youtube.com/watch?v=erMO3m0oLvs

      Londoners should be alarmed that the Invader has successfully taken the city.

      This New Yzlamik War, with its attendant bombings, destruction, murder and mayhem against Britons (and indeed all the West’s peoples) shall continue.

      Just wait until the Jihadis break out some C.B.R.N. party favors to use on an unsuspecting gathering or two. There will be some serious hand-wringing from the politicians and other imbeciles-in-charge won’t there?

      Destroy Raqqa right now. All of it.

      • janet June 4, 2017 at 11:40 pm #

        “Destroy Raqqa right now. All of it.” –pequiste

        Your savior has been president … with a Republican congress … for almost five months now. No legislation. No Muslim ban. No tax reform. No jobs. No infrastructure repair. No destruction of ISIS. But Trump did stay in a Holiday Inn and spent a good chunk of his first 100 days traveling to and from Florida. With seven weekends at Mar-a-Lago, Trump has traveled to and from West Palm Beach, Florida on 14 of his first 100 days. … Trump has spent 25 of his first 100 days in Florida. You were conned. Now you think destroying Raqqa is a solution? You have been severely conned.

  77. FincaInTheMountains June 4, 2017 at 5:12 pm #

    Today is the feast of the Holy Trinity

    Each Nation, joining the Church, makes its unique contribution to the common building.

    And if the Romans built the Christian Empire, and the Greeks introduced theology to it, built on the refined and precise grammar of the Greek language, the Russians, standing in the middle of Hagia Sophia and not knowing whether they were on Earth or in Heaven, were shocked from the very beginning by the beauty of Christ and their main contribution was made to the aesthetics of the Church.

    But the aesthetics of the Church is a “theology in colors”, which can be no less important than the theology of the Greek language, especially since the Greeks built Saint Sophia, and the Russians in the 20th century began to create a Christian religious philosophy.

    upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0b/Angelsatmamre-trinity-rublev-1410.jpg/800px-Angels…

  78. Janos Skorenzy June 4, 2017 at 5:54 pm #

    The weaker sex has in no previous age been treated with so much respect by men as at present—this belongs to the tendency and fundamental taste of democracy, in the same way as disrespectfulness to old age—what wonder is it that abuse should be immediately made of this respect?

    They want more, they learn to make claims, the tribute of respect is at last felt to be well-nigh galling; rivalry for rights, indeed actual strife itself, would be preferred: in a word, woman is losing modesty.

    And let us immediately add that she is also losing taste. She is unlearning to FEAR man: but the woman who “unlearns to fear” sacrifices her most womanly instincts.

    That woman should venture forward when the fear-inspiring quality in man—or more definitely, the MAN in man—is no longer either desired or fully developed, is reasonable enough and also intelligible enough; what is more difficult to understand is that precisely thereby—woman deteriorates.

    This is what is happening nowadays: let us not deceive ourselves about it! Wherever the industrial spirit has triumphed over the military and aristocratic spirit, woman strives for the economic and legal independence of a clerk: “woman as clerkess” is inscribed on the portal of the modern society which is in course of formation.

    While she thus appropriates new rights, aspires to be “master,” and inscribes “progress” of woman on her flags and banners, the very opposite realises itself with terrible obviousness: WOMAN RETROGRADES.

    Since the French Revolution the influence of woman in Europe has DECLINED in proportion as she has increased her rights and claims; and the “emancipation of woman,” insofar as it is desired and demanded by women themselves (and not only by masculine shallow-pates), thus proves to be a remarkable symptom of the increased weakening and deadening of the most womanly instincts.

    There is STUPIDITY in this movement, an almost masculine stupidity, of which a well-reared woman—who is always a sensible woman—might be heartily ashamed. To lose the intuition as to the ground upon which she can most surely achieve victory; to neglect exercise in the use of her proper weapons; to let-herself-go before man, perhaps even “to the book,” where formerly she kept herself in control and in refined, artful humility; to neutralize with her virtuous audacity man’s faith in a VEILED, fundamentally different ideal in woman, something eternally, necessarily feminine; to emphatically and loquaciously dissuade man from the idea that woman must be preserved, cared for, protected, and indulged, like some delicate, strangely wild, and often pleasant domestic animal; the clumsy and indignant collection of everything of the nature of servitude and bondage which the position of woman in the hitherto existing order of society has entailed and still entails (as though slavery were a counter-argument, and not rather a condition of every higher culture, of every elevation of culture):—what does all this betoken, if not a disintegration of womanly instincts, a defeminising?

    Certainly, there are enough of idiotic friends and corrupters of woman among the learned asses of the masculine sex, who advise woman to defeminize herself in this manner, and to imitate all the stupidities from which “man” in Europe, European “manliness,” suffers,—who would like to lower woman to “general culture,” indeed even to newspaper reading and meddling with politics.

    Here and there they wish even to make women into free spirits and literary workers: as though a woman without piety would not be something perfectly obnoxious or ludicrous to a profound and godless man;—almost everywhere her nerves are being ruined by the most morbid and dangerous kind of music (our latest German music), and she is daily being made more hysterical and more incapable of fulfilling her first and last function, that of bearing robust children. They wish to “cultivate” her in general still more, and intend, as they say, to make the “weaker sex” STRONG by culture: as if history did not teach in the most emphatic manner that the “cultivating” of mankind and his weakening—that is to say, the weakening, dissipating, and languishing of his FORCE OF WILL—have always kept pace with one another, and that the most powerful and influential women in the world (and lastly, the mother of Napoleon) had just to thank their force of will—and not their schoolmasters—for their power and ascendancy over men. That which inspires respect in woman, and often enough fear also, is her NATURE, which is more “natural” than that of man, her genuine, carnivora-like, cunning flexibility, her tiger-claws beneath the glove, her NAIVETE in egoism, her untrainableness and innate wildness, the incomprehensibleness, extent, and deviation of her desires and virtues. That which, in spite of fear, excites one’s sympathy for the dangerous and beautiful cat, “woman,” is that she seems more afflicted, more vulnerable, more necessitous of love, and more condemned to disillusionment than any other creature.

    Fear and sympathy it is with these feelings that man has hitherto stood in the presence of woman, always with one foot already in tragedy, which rends while it delights—What? And all that is now to be at an end? And the DISENCHANTMENT of woman is in progress? The tediousness of woman is slowly evolving? Oh Europe! Europe! We know the horned animal which was always most attractive to thee, from which danger is ever again threatening thee! Thy old fable might once more become “history”—an immense stupidity might once again overmaster thee and carry thee away! And no God concealed beneath it—no! only an “idea,” a “modern idea”!

    Nietzsche

    Janos: What can I say? When a Master speaks, what is there left to say? Even Bravo and applause are superficial and inappropriate. Only silent appreciation, repentance, and emulation can show the appreciation which is deserved. Even Thwack is left more or less silent, slightly nodding his nappy head and muttering, “Uh huh, the nigga knows whereof he speaks.”

  79. Janos Skorenzy June 4, 2017 at 6:34 pm #

    The Black war against Asians in the inner city.

    amren.com/news/2017/06/black-racism-anti-asian-racism-race-in-public-schools/

    • thwack June 4, 2017 at 10:38 pm #

      Janos,

      amren articles will not lead white people to where you are in your advanced racial thinking. So why do you keep linking to their site?

      Amren is a cuckservative incubator that traps and nullifies white people with weak civic nationalism; and they also refuse to deal with the Jewish Question and attack those who raise it.

      Why are you sending our people there?

      So they can be comfortable?

      Thats exactly why the movement is so flaccid and ineffective.

      Sometimes I wonder about you Janos?

      As long as white people can hang out at amren they will NEVER get to where you are; those guys are clowns and you know it.

      Why would you send white people to a forum that would ban you?

      Those guys are just LARPing and mouthing off until their mexicanasian wife tells them dinner is ready…

      Come on Janos, you’re better than that.

      Get real.

      Stop with the coonin and goonin, skinnin and grinnin…

  80. Pucker June 4, 2017 at 7:15 pm #

    Definition of oligarchy
    plural oligarchies
    1
    : government by the few The corporation is ruled by oligarchy.
    2
    : a government in which a small group exercises control especially for corrupt and selfish purposes a military oligarchy was established in the country; also : a group exercising such control An oligarchy ruled the nation.
    3
    : an organization under oligarchic control That country is an oligarchy.

    George W. Bush, Jr.: “Young Bush enjoyed regaling associates with accounts of his drinking exploits. Blount’s nephew, C. Murphy Archibald, remembers W. telling one particular story “what seemed like a hundred times . . . He would laugh uproariously as though there was something funny about this. To me, that was pretty memorable, because here he is, a number of years out of college, talking about this to people he doesn’t know. He just struck me as a guy who really had an idea of himself as very much a child of privilege, that he wasn’t operating by the same rules.” 39 W. also enjoyed recounting his adventures at Yale—how he got stopped by police officers there “all the time” for driving drunk but always got off when they learned who he was.”

  81. 100th Avatar June 4, 2017 at 8:19 pm #

    Irony is lost on the self-absorbed people too dim to appreciate it.
    A hug-in concert in Manchester that can only go on, peacefully, by way of fences, walls, guns, dogs, magnetometers, searches, pat-downs, frisks, and extreme vetting.

    The only way.

    • BackRowHeckler June 4, 2017 at 10:02 pm #

      No, no, no, you’ve got it all wrong Avatar.

      It is our love vs their hatred and violence. Love wins out every time. Sure they can cut our throats, blow us to pieces, run us down with trucks, rape our daughters, gun us down with Kalashnikovs, but ours is a moral victory, a victory for inclusion and tolerance.

      We are singing and dancing, yes, singing and dancing to show our love and courage.

      We are Stronger Together.

      and as I write this Avatar, over in GB, no stone is being left unturned, no lead is being left unfollowed, to hunt down intolerance and Islamophobia in any of its forms, even if its an unkind thought about the Prophet Mohammed. That’s how much we value tolerance.

      brh

      • janet June 4, 2017 at 11:13 pm #

        “…even if its an unkind thought about the Prophet Mohammed. That’s how much we value tolerance.” –brh

        ^the Prophet Mohammed^

        May Peace Be Upon Him

        Islam is a religion of peace.

        THE 712 PAGE GOOGLE DOC THAT PROVES MUSLIMS CONDEMN TERRORISM

        theguardian.com/world/shortcuts/2017/mar/26/muslims-condemn-terrorism-stats

        When will the Christian bombers stop their daily airstrikes?

        You reap what you sow. Karma.

      • Janos Skorenzy June 5, 2017 at 12:14 am #

        We are gentle angry peo-ple. And we are hugging, hugging for our lives.

  82. janet June 4, 2017 at 9:42 pm #

    “When a Master speaks, what is there left to say?” — janos

    Janos, women of today are very different than women of Nietzche’s time. Men are about 70 years behind women in their thinking about gender. You are right to fear us and our empowerment, as Volodya does. You are suffering from toxic masculinity, unable to accept or celebrate the deep economic progress of women. For the last 100 years women have improved their economic situation every year.

    The data is incontrovertible. Women’s labor participation rate goes up every year. Women’s participation in the professions goes up every year. Women are more educated tha men. Women are increasingly the breadwinners.

    Your toxic masculinity comes from your failure to deal with the economic reality of women’s empowerment and your failure to accept that women are superior to men. You are suffering from a deeply flawed traditional understanding of what a healthy male is. Turns out women can have it all: power and femininity.

  83. janet June 4, 2017 at 9:52 pm #

    The Green Transition is Unstoppable

    In Europe, wind energy-capacity now exceeds the total output of electric power plants fueled by coal. Europe also invested $30 billion into renewable energy sources last year.

    As for America, Wyoming wind farm projects could spur thousands of construction jobs and create additional support positions. Overall employment in the U.S. coal sector, meanwhile, has fallen considerably for the last three decades. Trump cannot reverse that fall.

    Private companies and other entities are taking on the challenge of clean energy themselves.

    • BackRowHeckler June 4, 2017 at 10:37 pm #

      In Germany, ‘green energy’ has hit a wall. Electricity is as much as 4 times more expensive in Germany vs the US, and for the 1st time since the late 40s they are experiencing brownouts.

      Green energy is just another elite lefty scam. didn’t you read Jims’ TLE?

      brh

      • thwack June 4, 2017 at 10:57 pm #

        But,

        you can live a reasonable lifestyle WITHOUT electricity if you orient your behavior in that direction.

        I lived in an “abandominium” for about a year back in the 90s. I got over electricity in less than 2 weeks. It was access to WATER that was the difficult part; that really took some thinking.

        At first I thought it was great I could bathe with just a gallon of water; but after realizing how heavy gallons of water are to carry, I switched to only using it to wash my hands and face. I saved baths for when it rained.

        I also had 24 hour access to a friends swimming pool and the chlorine cleans you up pretty good; but it does dry out your skin.

        *Vaseline is your friend*

        • BackRowHeckler June 4, 2017 at 11:25 pm #

          Interesting post, Thwack.

          Maybe at some point hot water will indeed become a luxury, as it probably is now in some parts of the 3rd world.

          there’s nothing like a hot shower tho, cools you off in the summer, warms you up in the winter, and makes you feel renewed every day.

          brh

  84. janet June 4, 2017 at 9:57 pm #

    The only way. –100th avatar

    No, another way would be to stop our violent aggression and daily bombings that have created millions of refugees. Islam is a religion of peace. Violent extremists believe they are acting in self-defense. Stop the Christian crusade against Muslims. Stop your violence.

  85. janet June 4, 2017 at 10:09 pm #

    “No hate. No fear. Refugees are welcome here!”

    Pottery Barn: “You break it you pay for it.”

    You reap what you sow.

    Karma.

  86. janet June 4, 2017 at 11:29 pm #

    Muslims Condemn Terrorism

    https://muslimscondemn.com

  87. janet June 4, 2017 at 11:44 pm #

    “Destroy Raqqa right now. All of it.” –pequiste

    Your savior has been president … with a Republican congress … for almost five months now. No legislation. No Muslim ban. No tax reform. No jobs. No infrastructure repair. No destruction of ISIS. But Trump did stay in a Holiday Inn and spent a good chunk of his first 100 days traveling to and from Florida. With seven weekends at Mar-a-Lago, Trump has traveled to and from West Palm Beach, Florida on 14 of his first 100 days. … Trump has spent 25 of his first 100 days in Florida. You were conned. Now you think destroying Raqqa is a solution? Pequiste, you have been severely conned into believing violence works … against all evidence to the contrary. 16 years of bombing and the Taliban is stronger, while America gets weaker, bled to death by trillions spent on militarism.

    You reap what you sow. Karma.

  88. FincaInTheMountains June 5, 2017 at 6:38 am #

    May loses the election: Manchester did not work, London was needed

    London is working on a hard way out of the EU

    The second time in two weeks, a major terrorist attack shakes Britain. It is allegedly done by Islamists. Well, at least this time there were no ISIS passports on terrorists, otherwise the ridiculousness of ISIS involvement in the internal political struggle, using methods and means banned in any civilized society, would become obvious even to children.

    The main question, of course, is the reasons for the barbarous terrorists’ attack on the citizens of London. To be honest, it is difficult to link the latest attacks against British to the activities of ISIS. And it is difficult to do this for many reasons, of which the following two can be singled out.

    First, Britain, like Saudi Arabia, for many years stood behind the preparation of terrorist networks around the world, especially in the Middle East. London mosques have long become recruiting centers for terrorists of all stripes. In this regard, the absence of acts of terrorism in Britain itself, as in Saudi Arabia, as in the United States, is explained very simply – no shitting at home.

    Secondly, Britain, conducts a war with ISIS today mostly verbally. In practice, the Crown finances terrorists through various funds and institutions of information warfare, provides information cover for their activities (as in the case of a humanitarian convoy in Syria, allegedly bombed in winter by the Russian military), helps with military instructors.

    Thirdly, there are far more internal causes for terrorist attacks than external ones – this is an unexpected election campaign for early elections to the British Parliament, which Therese May announced on April 18, 2017. The OSTKRAFT Analytical Center after the first terrorist attack in Manchester, which occurred just two weeks ago, noted that the terrorist act “has a very precise link to the two events of European politics. First, to the talks between Britain and the EU on the conditions for the withdrawal of London from the EU. Secondly, for the elections to the Parliament of Britain, which are to be held on June 8.”

    The former parliament did not guarantee Teresa May to vote for an abrupt exit from the European Union if it came to that. However, what seemed incredible two months ago, today has become a reality – the EU demands 100 billion euros of compensation, London is ready to allocate only 1 billion and threatens that if the EU insists on paying the indicated amount, it will withdraw from negotiations. Therefore, May needs the Conservatives alone to control the British Parliament, otherwise it will be a political defeat in the negotiations with the EU.

    However, at the end of May, a trend appeared that May’s strategy to hold early elections began to fail:

    The Conservative Party did not gain the number of votes that May needed. Accordingly, the terrorist attack was intended to rally the voters, to include a mobilization regime, so that they would vote in favor of the conservatives in a more orderly manner. However, after the terrorist attack in Manchester, the opposite happened – the rating of the Conservative Party began to decline even more.

    And against this background, literally a week before the election, a whole series of terrorist attacks takes place in London, moreover, in a much more brutal way – people are first crushed by cars, and then begin to be cut with knives like cattle.

    Naturally, the parties again announce the suspension of the election campaign, and only Premier Theresa May shines on the TV screens, demonstrating to citizens her determination and will.

    Some experts rushed to the conclusion that the terrorists had come to the point that they do not have time to prepare thoroughly for the terrorist attacks, so they prepare them in a hurry and switched to knives. However, the fact is that it is the understanding that you can simply be slaughtered like a pig on the street, and this understanding is much worse than an explosion, and the authorities can not help it, can reverse the course of the unsuccessful campaign in favor of the Tories literally the day before finish of the election campaign.

    The enemy is designated extremely precisely – the immigrants from Europe. And if you do not vote for us, then they will come and cut you up.

    Most likely, the second time the provocation will work.

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