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It’s interesting to see how, in a culture so pornified that any nine-year-old can watch sex acts on-screen all the live-long day, we discover that decorum is absent in American life. This, at the same time that the more Gnostic political Leftists want to transform human nature by erasing sexual categories in their quest to create a utopia of hermaphrodites.

Sex is bothersome, you know. It comes between people literally and rather awkwardly, and it is fraught with tensions so primitive that it can frighten and shame us. Is it any wonder that these tensions will manifest in a workplace where men and women spend their waking hours? Are you really surprised that sexual attraction is a currency for advancement? That it tends toward the naked exchange of favors?

I’d submit that the wreck of Harvey Weinstein is a dramatic representation of collapse of the movie industry as we’ve known for nearly a century. The two-hour motion picture exhibited in a large room with a lot of seats is in its death throes. It joins the long-playing album of recorded music and the book-length literary exercise called the novel in the elephants’ graveyard of art-forms. The fall of HW is just the period at the end of the sentence.

The past month has been a bloodbath for the theatrical release of movies. Supposed blockbusters are being pulled from the empty cineplexes like guest speakers from the college lecture halls. The struggling middle-class doesn’t need movie theaters anymore, and the flat-screens at home enable them to get lost in whole fictional worlds that grind on in weekly episodes year after year like so much bratwurst. Who knows how long that phase of show biz will last. In evolution, remember, the climactic form of an organism is often supersized. Think: Baluchitherium, titan of the Oligocene land mammals. (And imagine sex between two creatures the size of tractor-trailer trucks!) The fate of television “content” like Game of Thrones probably depends on the fitness of an electric grid that is looking pretty sclerotic these days. Personally, I think the show-biz of the future will tend toward puppet shows.

Fortunately (or maybe not, depending on your political ideology) sex will still be with us, and its eternal tensions with it. What is more subject to change is the division of labor. Most adults I know accept it as axiomatic that social changes they’ve seen in their lifetime have become permanent installations in the human condition. That was Tom Friedman’s “narrative” about globalism, which is now fracturing and withering. The same is true of the Gnostic Leftists, who believe they are on a trajectory to exterminate the detested cissexist heteropatriarchy. How do you suppose things will work out in a nation of eunuchs and trannies?

You’ll be surprised, perhaps, at how not permanent these trends may be. The decadent USA, lacking discipline and decorum, lost in raptures of grandiose techno-narcissism, broadcasting its twerked-up gangsta fantasies while it sucks finished goods from other lands in exchange for janky bonded debt, is becoming the international pariah. It’s a good bet that the tensions arising out of that dynamic will, one way or another, provoke the blow-up of the trade and financial systems that nourished the phase of history now passing — with plenty of collateral damage in all the other realms of daily life.

In the meantime, America sinks into a swamp of sexual excess, sexual preoccupation, sexual confusion, sexual recrimination, and sexual remorse. The one thing that none of the combatants can agree on is what might pass for sexual normality. The very notion would be taken for a war-cry.


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  1. seawolf77 October 23, 2017 at 9:26 am #

    I have to differ with you on the death of a novel, although I agree it has largely changed, especially in length and the quality of the prose. In today’s market, 75,000 word novel dominate, and the trend is heading lower. This was barely considered a novella 100 years ago. Also, readers do not want flowery prose. They don’t want to behold a sentence so breathtaking your eyes water. They still want emotional content, but they want it stripped down.

    • pequiste October 23, 2017 at 9:59 am #

      “…they want it stripped down.”

      Now if that is not a loaded voyeuristic sexual innuendo, I don’t know what is.

    • goat1001 October 23, 2017 at 10:26 pm #

      Newspeak!
      1984

      • theboosh October 24, 2017 at 8:05 am #

        And to those who question why the ‘left’ is obsessed the rights of the 3 tranny’s in 1000 square miles: Well, if you really do understand and believe in civil ‘rights’ in any version of a democracy, then you know it can only exist and thrive if the absolutely most marginalized are assured equal protections. Just one aspect of how I was raised to understand human rights.

        • Exscotticus November 1, 2017 at 1:45 am #

          Try again. The left routinely ignores legions of marginalized, from homeless bums that line their morning Starbucks commute, to the elderly relatives they drop off at nursing home prisons. As for civil rights, the left doesn’t even respect 1A, let alone 2A or many others. Think trannies are marginalized? Try being a veteran that has lost limbs. No money for expensive prosthetics, but plenty to make your innie an outie (or vice-versa).

      • theboosh October 24, 2017 at 8:08 am #

        As also young men with baggy pants, tattoos, etc. I always wondered why his books of his vision of the utopian/agrarian ‘all is small’ future don’t have covers that look like 20? s Russian farm worker posters: everyone is white, healthy, clean, sober, forever smiling. Yeah, that will be accurate.

    • windward October 24, 2017 at 8:13 am #

      When I hear the word novel I release the catch on my Browning.

      • seawolf77 October 24, 2017 at 9:23 am #

        Maybe you should go leeward.

  2. DrGonzo October 23, 2017 at 9:35 am #

    JHK has an odd obsession with transsexuals. Considering that they make up, what, maybe about 0.2% of the population and have no appreciable impact on my daily life.

    As opposed to, say, Faux News, or the Orange Authoritarian, who do the bidding of the one-percenters with appalling predictability, and unfortunately do have an overwhelming impact on my daily life. JHK seems increasingly cranky and irrelevant. But I do hope those neighborhood kids stay off his lawn!

    Especially the dark-skinned and gay ones, who really seem to trouble him.

    • sprawlcapital October 23, 2017 at 9:51 am #

      JHK seems increasingly cranky and irrelevant.
      =====================================
      Not any more than what I observe to be the majority of his readers.

      I for one find it absurd that leftists think allowing men to use girls restrooms puts us on the road to Utopia. Most here will probably agree with me.

    • Mountain gal October 23, 2017 at 9:59 am #

      I think the Democrats/leftists have had an odd obsession with transsexuals actually. Given how few there are as you note, just why was shoving them down our throats the fixation of the Obama reign? With so many problems on the horizon, from energy to climate change, Iran to North Korea, the WH seemed preoccupied with ensuring that 14 year old girls would have to share locker rooms with 14 year old boys wearing eye shadow and lipstick?

      • Doc Holliday October 23, 2017 at 11:51 am #

        Just goes to show you what happens when you have too much time and other people’s money on your hands. Almost all people who have to work for a living find these types of issues completely ridiculous and a complete waste of time to focus real attention on.

        • Janos Skorenzy October 23, 2017 at 1:02 pm #

          No, so what should we do then? Ignore the situation and therefore let the Left triumph on this as they have with almost everything? Face it, they’re far better at politics than normal people.

          I say draw a line in the sand – just like we have with the 2nd Amendment. Or is that a complete waste of time too?

      • DrGonzo October 24, 2017 at 12:24 am #

        As opposed to today’s White House, which is obsessed over the peaceful behavior of grown men during the (inexplicable) playing of the National Anthem at a (crassly commercially-driven) professional sports event?

        Politics is all about the art of diverting the plebes’ attentions away from the knife that the rich and powerful are gently driving into their backs.

        • GreenAlba October 24, 2017 at 6:17 am #

          Dr Gonzo

          I do wish this site allowed upticks/recommendations as so many sites do. The views on this site are diverse and range from what would be considered normal/centre/centre left from a European perspective to chilling alt-right as would even be judged from an American perspective. It would be useful to see how many readers, whether in the habit of commenting or not, fit near which points on the spectrum.

          But in the absence of that, please consider your comment enthusiastically upticked 🙂

    • K-Dog October 23, 2017 at 10:01 am #

      It ia not odd ank JHK would have no problem with an AUTHENTIC tranny. The ones that make up less than 0.2% of the population who are not perverts.

      The problem is with a social sanction that expects people to switch hit when they have normal heterosexual sex parts and the only thing twisted is their choice to go along with a depraved society and become something perverted they are not normally inclined to be. It is a sad fact that many who want to ‘fit in’ will not have the strength to resist the madness. In the long run these people will wind up very unhappy when being straight once again becomes the ‘in’ thing.

      Then they will feel all the pain the rest of us feel. A society which appears to be sexually expressive in the media but which in reality is sexually repressed so completely that many are thinking the only way they can actually have sex is by crossing the tyranny line.

      There is young and beautiful on the pixel screen. Then there is the reality of a population which is overweight, depressed, old, and personally obsessed in and with their own private phone worlds so completely that they have little desire for real sex. For real sex you have to interact face to face. Doing it over pixel screens is not yet satisfying so you actually have to meet a person in real life, not via words on a phone to actually fuck. This is way more reality than many of the distracted care to deal with. Most people get life, including their sex life vicariously from others now. They watch other people doing what they want to do. Anything else involves turning the TV off and leaving the house to meet people. That is way more passion than the average media screen anesthetized American has.

      • seawolf77 October 23, 2017 at 10:29 am #

        When real woman (purportedly, as I have not yet checked) are soliciting sex on porn videos, you know we’ve reached rock bottom.

    • ElectricTrojan October 23, 2017 at 10:02 am #

      No kidding! And I bet his definition of “sexual normality” is downright hilarious.

      • elysianfield October 23, 2017 at 11:57 am #

        “And I bet his definition of “sexual normality” is downright hilarious”

        ET,
        Anyone’s definition would be so considered from a third party perspective.

        • aibohphobia October 23, 2017 at 2:11 pm #

          I think we all know the truth about human sexuality, its just that it is inconvenient and unpopular. Sex is binary (ie man and woman). It is Natures way to replicate the species. It is temporary. Men and women lose the ability to do it after a few short years. Everything about Sex goes directly against the personal interests of each person who does it. Likely if not for the blast of endorphins, no one would do it.
          Sex is easily hijacked for power plays against the individual. Anyone who tells you differently is probably selling something…

    • Catconspiracy October 23, 2017 at 10:39 am #

      DrGonzo,

      With all due respect I must challenge your assessment of our host, which I found to be highly inaccurate. Your comment caused me to actually register after many years of lurking.

      It is not Mr. Kunstler who has an obsession with transsexuals, it’s our current culture. From a dramatic increase in queer children’s literature to stripping gender from ID documents and birth certificates, its a clear trend.

      Good for you it doesn’t have an appreciable impact on your daily life. Some of us are not so lucky.

      As to our host being cranky, well isn’t that the attraction? The name of the blog is Clusterfuck Nation. 🙂

      • seawolf77 October 23, 2017 at 10:44 am #

        Welcome! It’s funny what prods you to action.

        • Catconspiracy October 23, 2017 at 10:53 am #

          Hello Sea Wolf. Always enjoy your take on things. I can’t even recall whether I agreed with you or not! LOL

      • Janos Skorenzy October 23, 2017 at 1:04 pm #

        Gonzo is a crazed Leftist, as per his name. His ideal is Alan Alda.

      • Sean Coleman October 23, 2017 at 4:25 pm #

        Yes. I read in the paper last week here in Ireland that there has been a surge in the number of infant school children who are experiencing trauma because of uncertainty about their gender. This would have been quite unbelievable as little as five years ago. I understand a similar thing is happening in England.

        All this stuff begins in America. Until they sort out it out everywhere else has no chance.

        • outsider October 23, 2017 at 11:06 pm #

          @Sean,
          From what I’ve read and watched on YouTube, Sweden, Germany, and France (to name three) are much further down the road to hell regarding tranny sexual madness than is the USA. I’ve read that this sexual soul sickness, encouraging children to decide for themselves what sex they identify with, began in Western Europa and then spread here. At least we have Alpha Male Trump trying to put the brakes on another stupid Obama initiative. Perhaps that why they hate He-Man Putin too.

          • Sean Coleman October 24, 2017 at 11:54 am #

            Outsider

            Yes, I would not be surprised if parts of Europe are worse than America. I was really thinking about the whole progressive project which I understand is Made in America. I realise that Sweden has been progressive for a long time (and that seems to be bearing fruit now). In addition Europe had Communist states, the USSR in particular of course. Sex education, for example, was introduced by the insane Hungarian Communist government of 1919 to corrupt the morals of schoolgirls (according to Peter Hitchens).

            However I think the overall thrust of political correctness is American and dates back to Roosevelt’s ‘dreamy professors’ of the New Deal. Europe can’t do anything about this, or immigration, abortion or anything else unless the US sanctions it through their own actions. (That is if Europe wanted to do anything about it, which it doesn’t.)

            But what I really wanted to say was that I was thinking about this new phenomena where young children are confused about their ‘gender’. This would have been an unknown problem very recently but the report I read said that it is a very real one know with parents driven out of their minds with concern, resorting to denial, bargaining and all the other reactions you get to real problems.

            How is this possible?

            I suspect it has much to do with ‘reification’ whereby an allegedly scientific definition takes on a life of its own. You don’t have back ache but ‘lumbago’, which just means back ache. The mysterious attention deficit disorder affecting children is now ’caused’ by ADHD. Your child cannot read because he has ‘dyslexia’, when really he just cannot read. Dutch psychologist (or ‘studier of psychologists’ rather) Trudi Dehue has written and spoken a lot about this. She includes the modern illness of depression. So, for example, the definition of ADHD has expanded to include grown ups and even women who hide their supposed condition behind their social skills (which is making a mockery of the whole thing). I think autism can also be added to the list.

            So now we have (or rather ‘they’ have) created a serious new ailment, ‘gender confusion’, out of absolutely nothing.

            In a society that was not insane and labouring under so many absurd delusions I doubt these illnesses could exist. But we don’t have such a world and they do exist, or at least appear very real to those who are convinced they have them.

          • Sean Coleman October 24, 2017 at 11:56 am #

            I meant to add that one man I discuss things with online, a Pole living in Ireland, argues that Germany is driving the gender issue. That was the first I heard but he is sure.

          • GreenAlba October 24, 2017 at 2:05 pm #

            @Sean C

            I find the idea of very young children worrying about gender issues as disturbing as you do.

            However, it doesn’t do to melt everything together in an indiscriminate pot.

            For example:

            “Your child cannot read because he has ‘dyslexia’, when really he just cannot read.”

            My husband, who is from your adopted country, is dyslexic. He reads copiously and avidly and has done his whole life. I’m sure he could outread you any day of the week, but he remains dyslexic. He is a doctor with 40 years’ experience. He also has a degree in law and a master’s in law. Yet he remains dyslexic. Many writers, who we can also assume read copiously, are also dyslexic, but thankfully have editors and proofreaders at their disposal.

            “I think autism can also be added to the list.”

            Then you’d be very, very wrong. There are plenty of actual medical texts that you can read on the subject. The opinion of the bloke in the pub is beyond meaningless in this context.

            Getting back to the gender thing, I am as mystified as anyone else as to why there are suddenly so many people identifying as transgender, but I don’t know why I would let it worry me.

            Those that are ‘biologically’ transgender are what they are. Those that are what we might call ‘culturally’ transgender (not that I’d have the impertinence to presume what any such individual might be or feel) will presumably become less of a phenomenon as time goes on. After all, a few decades ago, many Americans (in particular) were persuaded they’d seen flying saucers and/or been abducted by aliens. The aliens and their flying saucers seem to have moved on, as many cultural phenomena do.

          • GreenAlba October 24, 2017 at 2:12 pm #

            I would add that many transgender people are very unhappy and large numbers of them commit suicide or attempt to. We are not to know whether their gender issues uniquely caused their unhappiness or whether they were deeply unhappy people who cast around for reasons why they were unhappy and focused on gender. However, many of them remain deeply unhappy people, so perhaps we could just feel a bit of compassion for them and be thankful we’re not in their shoes. Being ‘different’ has never been the happiest or luckiest place to be in most human societies.

          • Sean Coleman October 24, 2017 at 3:40 pm #

            GreenAlba

            Dyslexia. It is many years since I studied literacy in teacher training but the tutor, who had studied it in depth, was convinced (and convincing) that it simply describes an inability to read. This can be distressing for middle class parents. (In the same way as it could be distressing if their child failed the 11 plus entrance exam to grammar schools. It has been argued that this was part of the reason for their abolition.) My guess is that your husband merely has difficulty reading. If he is a better reader than I then how does he have dyslexia? What does it mean? Who defines it? Why should we accept this definition? Is it fair that those who cannot read should get favourable treatment in exams?

            I am not belittling those who have problems reading. I was the very worst in my grammar school year at woodwork and art. (I was also the very best in most academic subjects, including science.)

            I am putting these things together in the same pot, as you say, but it is not indiscriminate.

            You don’t mention ADHD. Why?

            Autism. Again, it depends on what is meant by the term. We are told there is a ‘spectrum’ but how objectively real is it. I am not saying that some have genuine problems but I would be surprised if there is little relation between some of them. I mention autism only in passing and it is something I know little about. However, I don’t grasp at generalizations out of thin air or overhear them in the pub. Remember, it is you who blasted me rhetorically (twice) about Jimmy Savile when you clearly have not looked into the matter, because if you had you would (at the very least) not have been so sure of your position.

            You also skip depression. I am reading her De Depressie Epidemie (I couldn’t get hold of her book Betere Mensen). Here shifting definitions have played a big part. How can the Dutch be so happy and yet so many of them are taking mind-altering drugs (which were not originally designed for that purpose, as it happens)? She lays much of the blame on the pharmaceutical industry and on the unhealthily close relationship academic research has with it. My own guess is that this is not central to the problem.

            The point I make is about reification. Trudy Dehue rams it home at every opportunity when she speaks.

            I am not a psychologist although I studied one term of it at university before abandoning it for history, a decision I have never regretted. Yet I see this in an extravert-introvert framework. I have noticed that extraverts (your husband sounds like one with his profession and voracious reading) identify much more with their external environment. This is not my idea of course but one that obsessed Australian psychologist Dorothy Rowe, whose stunning insight is that every couple contains an extravert and introvert (important in itself but also because it enables you to identify them much more accurately, something I think would be nearly impossible without it). An important part of that external world is other people and what they believe, or appear to believe. Without going any further into it this is the background to my remarks.

            My apparent obsession with Jimmy Savile is part of the other huge issue, which actually does obsess me, if only because hardly anybody seems to have even noticed it. This is the extraordinary weave of fantasies that make up modern thinking. Political correctness is the meta-fantasy, as it were. If you have read earlier posts of mine I go into some detail and I won’t repeat myself here.

            The whole point of my posts near the top of the last thread was simply to show that, acting on a well-justified (by now) expectation that the Weinstein case would attract proveably unreliable witnesses (I express this delicately as I am posting under my real name). As nearly always seems to happen you hardly have to turn the first stone you bend down to look at. It took me between half an hour and full hour. (I am a poor researcher and those like Moor Larkin on his Jim’llneverfixthis weblog put me to shame.) That is what that was about.

            I only looked at ‘Savilisation’ as the late ‘Anna Raccoon’ memorably described it in February last year. I had read my Richard Webster (another great loss) and was keeping an eye out for the next witch hunt, as like buses there will always be another one along in a minute. It was only following an exchange on Facebook with my sister, when I said that it was likely that most of what had been said about him would be wrong (and that there was a chance, ‘however small’, that it all was) that I actually looked at the stories. Even having been prepared for what I discovered I was amazed. An interesting question is why it had never occurred to me to look at Savile until then.

            This is not conspiracy theory, to which (like our host) I am highly allergic. The thing is (and I mentioned that Swedish book about ‘Alternative Facts’ by that Swedish philosopher to illustrate the point) that people argue from generalizations but do not examine the evidence. Wikforss goes to great lengths to explain that there is such a thing as objective reality and that therefore fake news should be rejected. Well, yes, who could disagree? But most of her facts so far (I have read sixty pages and counted five) cannot be established as being true but are rather more likely not to be. If I had been on the ball I should have forecast this.

            The explanation is that in a fantasy people will rather do anything than admit anything that threatens it.

            Your point about the need for compassion is taken. I thought I had made it clear that these children appear (from the brief description in the paper) to be suffering. How is it, I was asking, can real problems be conjured out of nothing and why does this have to happen?

          • Sean Coleman October 24, 2017 at 5:11 pm #

            GreenAlba

            I just saw your reply to my earlier comments on an earlier thread where you dismiss them as rambling.

            Had I known of this offhand and ungenerous response I obviously would not have gone to the time and trouble (all over again) to set out my point of view all over again here.

            Remember, you made a personal attack on a reasoned comment from a position of serene ignorance and then dismiss a reasoned rebuttal as rambling. You moralize about others yet excuse yourself.

            I don’t know why you focus so much on Delingpole. I have heard of him; that is as far as it goes.

            Christopher (not Charles) Booker is a respectable journalist and the author of several well-received and valuable books. You dismiss him because he is not a journalist.

            Two points about AGW.

            Firstly, scientists are human and not immune to their faults and foibles. As Richard Webster argues about the present age, because it believes it has outgrown irrationality it is more dangerously susceptible to it.

            Secondly, the consensus you allude to, or imply, is not as overwhelming as you think. Just because supporters of AGW claim that there is a scientific consensus does not make it so. If you had read my link to Richard Tol’s article you would see that this claim is not true, at least in respect to that particular survey.

            In other words the cool, objective, unemotional scientific consensus which you say overrides all that journalistic hot air does not exist.

            This is leaving aside the fact that even if America and the EU reduce their carbon output to 1860s levels it won’t make a blind bit of difference with the likes of China and India building new power stations like crazy.

            Are you still going to take the word of the white-coated zealots? My guess is ‘yes’ because there is too much rambling information here for you to get your head around and because it challenges your comfortable convictions.

          • Sean Coleman October 24, 2017 at 5:28 pm #

            “because he is not a scientist”

          • GreenAlba October 24, 2017 at 8:22 pm #

            @Sean C

            You have missed my point. My husband has no difficulty whatever in reading. If he did it is unlikely he would have managed 10 years of medical training, plus a law degree, plus a master’s in law. He never stops reading and has no difficulty at all in reading. Dyslexia has other aspects than just ‘not being able to read’.

            I appreciate that you choose to follow your teacher training lecturer’s opinion. That is your choice. I had teacher training lecturers too when I trained as a teacher, but I now work in medical publishing so I get to read a lot of medical books. Living with a doctor provides useful evidence-based information as well.

            People have their views. There will always be those who will say x, y, z doesn’t exist because they don’t know enough about it or simply don’t like the idea of it and prefer their own version of what they like to think of as common sense. If you don’t wish to accept the concept of dyslexia, that’s your choice.

            “You don’t mention ADHD. Why?”

            Not sure why you think I should! You haven’t responded to things I said in various posts and why should you? We are not obliged to deal with every sentence someone writes just because we pick up on something they said. I know relatively little about ADHD so why would I respond to your view one way or the other?

            I just noticed you think my other half is an extravert. Not that it matters in the least, but no, he’s the opposite. He has an interest in psychiatry, partly because so many of the patients he deals with have personality disorders, and partly because he has suffered from bipolar disorder himself, although over the last couple of decades, it seems to have settled down and he has not needed medication in years. It runs in families and he lost a brother to suicide – I hope bipolar disorder is not another thing you think doesn’t really exist, but no matter.

            There is certainly no doubt whatever that autism exists. Severe cases are extraordinarily difficult to live with, both for the sufferer and for their family. I have taken the trouble to read a number of books on the subject (but none whatever on ADHD!) but it would be ridiculous to go into detail about the content of half a dozen books in a post of no importance at all on a blog.They are there for you to read too.

            I remain in complete disagreement with you over Jimmy Savile. You are presumably claiming that the witnesses whom he abused as children, many of them in hospitals where took advantage of them, are all lying. There were hospital staff who knew at the time what was going on and, inexcusably, said nothing, because the man was held up as some sort of unassailable celebrity and national treasure. Likewise, there were people at the BBC who knew. People are much more confident now in speaking out about such things, victims as well as witnesses.

            I do not remotely have a witch-hunt mentality and I make no judgement whatsoever in cases such as that of Ted Heath, where one minute the case is shut down because of complaints (of a witch hunt) and the next minute there are statements suggesting the police should not have succumbed to the pressure to shut down the case.

            I don’t know and there is no reason why I would know. I’m not even particularly interested But Jimmy Savile is a different kettle of fish.

          • GreenAlba October 24, 2017 at 8:31 pm #

            @Sean C

            Christopher Booker is a respectable journalist but he is not a scientist and knows nothing about climate science. I am not a habitual Telegraph reader but I have read articles by actual science correspondents in the Telegraph and (thankfully) they agreed with the science and not with Christopher Booker, even though they wrote in the Telegraph!

            You will not be persuaded of the viability of climate science, and it is not my job to persuade you.

            Have a good day.
            GA

          • Sean Coleman October 25, 2017 at 11:57 am #

            GreenAlba

            Bipolar disorder or manic depression afflicts extraverts according to Dorothy Rowe. It is a flight into exterior reality when under pressure. She says that introverts fly inwards, into schizophrenia. They changed it to bipolar some years ago (meaning that American psychiatric catalogue from which it spread). That this happens is interesting in itself.

            I don’t think I missed your point about dyslexia. If you can read very well (better than I, no less) with dyslexia then this condition isn’t very useful. If it means you can read well but have trouble spelling or writing out the shapes of letters, then that is what it means. The point which you seem to have missed is reification. That means, a person’s difficulty in sitting still and paying attention in class or in reading or spelling, or his back ache are caused by dyslexia, ADHD or lumbago.

            What I was exploring in my original reply to Outsider, before you waded in, was whether something similar is happening with young children who now suffer from ‘gender confusion’ when neither the term nor the condition existed until very recently. I suspect the conventional objection would be that all of these conditions existed in the past but were hidden. I am not persuaded.

            Talking of being hidden, a final word on Jimmy Savile, seeing as he almost universally believed to have abused everything that moved, In Plain Sight, with the eyes of a suspicious press fixed upon him, and yet nobody noticed. An extraordinary leading article from the Guardian from February 2015, which compared him in all seriousness to Pol Pot and which almost-seriously suggested that his body be dug up (like Cromwell’s) so that the public could vent its anger, suggested that the reason nobody saw anything because his crimes were so outrageous. This is one way of looking at it, one that is almost insane.

            I don’t say you have a witch hunt mentality. Nobody does as it is a collective madness. I think extraverts might have some excuse for not wishing to challenge conventional wisdom, although having said that its most incisive critics seem to be all extraverts. In your case however I think you should consider the possibility that you may be mistaken in the Savile case. I think it is likely that in the future (not the near future as there will be too much face lost by too many people) this witch hunt will be seen for what it is and people will shake their heads in pity at the stories we swallowed.

            My own impression of the way the Heath story has gone is that the police and authority were swept up in the Savile hysteria and liars and fantasists were indulged who, in the past, would have been swiftly shown the door. Cliff Richard had a close shave as did Jimmy Tarbuk, while Rolf Harris, Freddie Starr and others were sucked in. They were all caught up in the one wave of hysteria. If there have been suggestions that the police closed the case down under pressure then they will have come from those who believe that a powerful Elite are protecting one of their own. I don’t, any more than I believe that Harvey was not prosecuted in NY because he was so powerful that he leaned on the authorities to drop the case. They dropped it, it seems, because she was not a reliable witness.

            Like AGW these things have a beginning, a middle and (eventually) an end. I was struck once when watching a video of Christopher Booker discussing global warming. He said that there was barely a sentence in Al Gore’s film which was truthful. This is because I had just read the notorious television documentary Exposure described in exactly the same way. You are presumably unaware that this started the whole thing, once Savile was dead and anything could be said about him.

            It is possible that, once the heat of online battle has faded, you might look into this yourself and test the quality of the evidence. You will find that a large number of hospitals, at great expense to the NHS, conducted separate reviews. Very few allegations were turned up. It is up to yourself if you are willing to accept these dodgy stories despite the expression of reasoned concern or if you look into them yourself.

            As for my being persuaded or not of the viability of climate science, again this a matter of definition. What is reported about climate science is far from being the same as what climate scientists think. 97% of scientists do not accept AGW, for example. There are many prominent climate scientists (whatever that means exactly is another question) such as Judith Curry who have been highly critical. The IPCC’s review and quality control procedures are a disgrace. They do not rely entirely on peer reviewed literature (as they have often claimed). The peer review process is not thorough: particularly in the case of the computerized climate modelling reviewers do not get to see the data and the way the programmes have been devised. The there is the matter of exactly who reviews whom. Then there is the way the all-important Summaries of the IPCC reports are put together (not by the contributing scientists).The list goes on and on.

          • Sean Coleman October 25, 2017 at 3:31 pm #

            The expert on literacy who gave the literacy course I referred to was Margaret Meek and she is described as a Reader at the Institute of Education, Uni. of London. She is surely getting on now. She must have recently published Learning to Read (1982) when I did my PGCE and it is still in print. She appears to have written several books about literacy. I found her dismissal of dyslexia convincing.

        • Catconspiracy October 25, 2017 at 6:44 am #

          I once knew a dyslexic stiipper. When the music started she’d come onstage and out her clothes on.

          • Sean Coleman October 25, 2017 at 10:58 am #

            And the dyslexic atheist who lay awake at night wondering if there was a Dog.

          • Epicur October 25, 2017 at 11:12 am #

            Dyslexics of the world, untie!

    • theboosh October 24, 2017 at 7:58 am #

      As also young men with baggy pants, tattoos, etc. I always wondered why his books of his vision of the utopian/agrarian ‘all is small’ future don’t have covers that look like 20′ s Russian farm worker posters: everyone is white, healthy, clean, sober, forever smiling. Yeah, that will be accurate.

  3. Georges1202 October 23, 2017 at 9:47 am #

    Men will soon be irrelevant – a gland will evolve in women’s nether regions that will supply the necessary sperm component. Nine months later what ‘family’ will raise the result.

    This is our future, along with increasing heat and gonzo weather. It must be what we all wanted after all.

    • Ol' Scratch October 23, 2017 at 10:13 am #

      Hermaphroditism is a natural development in plants (I’m think of one in particular. Back in the day I grew a few, and hermaphrodites were a common problem.) when male pollinators are in short supply, so who knows, maybe humans will eventually go that route too?

      • Georges1202 October 23, 2017 at 10:26 am #

        And perhaps just in time. Men have pretty much done a number on this species and its host planet. Although someone will have to move the pianos…

        • Ol' Scratch October 23, 2017 at 11:53 am #

          Yes, we have made a hash of things, haven’t we? Unfortunately, the early returns for the feminists indicate they’ll be just as bad or even worse.

          • Georges1202 October 23, 2017 at 12:13 pm #

            I’ve seen more than a few of them who could move a baby grand.

          • wolfbay October 23, 2017 at 6:15 pm #

            Demographics being what they are, the future of feminism is not secure. The highest birth rates are among fundamentalist women as well as the uneducated.

  4. venuspluto67 October 23, 2017 at 9:48 am #

    I wish more people would start using the much more accurate Political Compass instead of the outdated and simplistic right/ left spectrum. It’s the fringes of the Authoritarian Left who want to turn us into a nation of doubleplusgoodthinker genderqueer peenginas. Those of us in the Libertarian Left quadrant who favor old-fashioned live-and-let-live are, along with everyone else, currently being screamed at for being “Nazis” by the increasingly belligerent and cement-headed Authoritarian Left.

    • K-Dog October 23, 2017 at 10:07 am #

      If is kind of nice to be able to tell an idiot just by listening to the words they use. If I hear someone waxing poetic about ‘right-left’ I know they have nothing important to say so I move on. If everyone starts with political compass terminology the idiots will take longer to spot.

      • venuspluto67 October 23, 2017 at 10:12 am #

        Then so much the better that it makes one exercise their mental muscles more! 🙂

      • chipshot October 23, 2017 at 10:32 am #

        If we don’t start viewing things (policies, politicians, and politics in general) in terms of the 99% vs 1% instead of left vs right, we have no chance of defeating the oligarchy that has taken over the country.

        • Epicur October 23, 2017 at 11:43 am #

          The oligarchy didn’t “take over” the country, they were handed it on a silver platter. The people have been demanding, and slowly getting, easy money for over 100 years and now they have it.

          If one makes credit the most important product of a society then one should not be surprised when the providers and purveyors of credit occupy the upper echelons of society.

          The current 1% will be “defeated” when the credit bubble bursts, but you will not like the new boss any more than the old one. If you are curious as to the identity of the new boss, read up on the Defense Production Act (1950) and its enforcement arm, The Patriot Act.

          • Newton Finn October 23, 2017 at 12:54 pm #

            Ever since the demise of the agrarian village, millennia ago, human beings have lived essentially under one economic system, what Bellamy called “the rule of the rich” in his late 19th Century classics, “Looking Backward” and “Equality.” There has never been genuine “civilized” democracy, because the most important side of life–the economic one that physically sustains us–was never put under public control and has remained largely autocratic, from feudalism through communism to capitalism and all permutations thereof. In America, for example, you can vote for Trump or Clinton, with impact on certain social issues, but you have, in the vast majority of cases, no input into or control over the job that feeds your family. The day after you voted in the political arena, you can show up to work in the economic arena and be handed a shoebox, in which to empty your desk before being escorted out the building by a security guard. In one way or another, so it has been since “civilization” arose, and the acceptance of this servile, precarious economic condition has been hammered into our DNA to the point of TINA. Small wonder that dystopias abound, and utopias are few and far between. JHK’s well-crafted world-made-by-hand novels, despite the dark history behind the new world in the making (and the darkness in that new world, as well) are about as close to utopia as we are able to get at this point. And there’s something very sad about that.

    • Ol' Scratch October 23, 2017 at 10:16 am #

      Whether by design or circumstance, the political “left” and “right” regularly trade places. I forget exactly how long the historical norm is, but we appear to be in one such phase shift as we speak.

    • Elrond Hubbard October 23, 2017 at 10:41 am #

      Because you’re all dying to know, here’s my Political Compass result:

      politicalcompass.org/printablegraph?ec=-6.88&soc=-5.74

      Solid libertarian left, and the right colour, too. (Yet some ninny keeps calling me a ‘statist’. Shows what a ninny they are.)

      • venuspluto67 October 23, 2017 at 10:51 am #

        Those peeps in the southeastern (“Libertarian Right”) quadrant like to hurl that epithet at everyone else outside their quadrant. And I have noticed that we folk in the green quadrant are the ones most likely to take environmental issues seriously. (I’m right smack in the center of the green quadrant.)

      • elysianfield October 23, 2017 at 12:43 pm #

        Hmmm,
        7 clicks to the right

        6 clicks up

        Fire for effect.

    • Epicur October 23, 2017 at 12:07 pm #

      The algorithm of the Political Compass is only relevant if one thinks there is a political “solution” to our current ills, otherwise it is a list of variants of the question, “Would you rather be shot or hanged?”

      • Janos Skorenzy October 23, 2017 at 1:10 pm #

        Quite right. Fascism doesn’t accept the whole Left/Right spectrum, as they are all philosophies of matter. Fascism and National Socialism are philosophies of Spirit, or Man as he is meant to be, not consuming pig so desired by the Left Right.

        For that matter, Epicurus and the Epicureans were often sold short. They eschewed the gluttony so loved by the Romans and were almost ascetics in the aestheticism. Friendship was the great good to them. Not as high as Stoicism, but a step up nonetheless.

        • FincaInTheMountains October 23, 2017 at 1:51 pm #

          So, Janos, why Italian, Austrian and Czech fascists hate Nazis?

          • Janos Skorenzy October 23, 2017 at 11:31 pm #

            Why wouldn’t they? That says nothing about Fascism per se since they were all Fascists.

            What ideological differences did the House of York and the House of Lancaster have? In all probability, none. Yet they fought the War of the Roses.

            You’re so enmeshed in your Communist/Zionist ideology that you see everything thru it’s cracked, dirty lens. Yet even you admitted the Russian and Chinese Communists sparred and were close to all out war. Nationalism can embrace a multitude of ideologies, even ones supposedly anti-Nationalist. Fascism is more honest, eh? That being said, even Orwell admitted that the Fascists had united to some extent and would have carried on Western Civilization. You people, “the winners”, are intent on ending it.

    • Sean Coleman October 23, 2017 at 4:30 pm #

      I don’t believe it is a question of a tiny percentage who believe pc nonsense and a silent majority with old-fashioned common sense. That may have been the case fifty years ago but the tiny minority were very influential in academia and I think most people by now are (worryingly) not only happy to go along with it but actually believe it.

      • Mountain gal October 24, 2017 at 8:53 am #

        @ Sean Coleman

        I do fear you are correct. I think that so many fear being on the “wrong side” of PC-think that they adopt their memes without thinking them through. As well, so many are incapable and unpracticed in critical thinking anymore. To not believe that sexual identity is “fluid”, to feel that there are real differences between men and women and that nature made it that way for a reason; oh the horror!

        The same with opposition to “sanctuary cities”,unlimited immigration and all the rest; much easier in many places to just go along with this than oppose it and be accused of being a caveman. I opposed the adoption of becoming a “sanctuary city” by my city of residence and I got tarred and feathered and accused of being everything from a homophobe to a Nazi!

  5. Zoltar October 23, 2017 at 9:57 am #

    A few days ago I heard a guest on one of NPR’s many interchangeable talk shows casually observe that “unfortunately, we still live in a country in which heterosexuality is considered normal.” The Horror!

  6. newworld October 23, 2017 at 9:58 am #

    Years before I got roped into the Conservative fraud I knew progressives to be useless scum.

    Why you ask? They allowed illiterates to throw Mark Twain’s “Huck Finn” on the burn pile, because it used language too tame for a rap “song” to be part of the dialogue.

    Now progressives are little better than the German losers who formed the nazi party, beaten down men and women unfit for leadership as leadership.

    • Janos Skorenzy October 23, 2017 at 1:13 pm #

      So why did JFK as well as many of the Leaders of the Day say that Hitler was a great man? You’re still under control of the Tribe. Free your mind. Study what they don’t want you to know – the economic miracle of Nazi Germany.

      • seawolf77 October 23, 2017 at 1:41 pm #

        Hitler was a great man. A puppet for the Catholic Church, but still a great man. Best orator who ever lived.

        • jean.baptiste.moquelin October 24, 2017 at 12:09 am #

          Of course. If you are the Catholic Church and want to set up a puppet as German chancellor, you would undoubtedly:

          – before Hitler came to power, have the german episcopate publically condemn Nazism as paganism, forbid catholics from joining Nazi organizations and deny Nazis the sacraments
          – exhort catholics to vote Zentrum, and if it gets down to Hindenburg (a protestant) vs Hitler, back Hindenburg
          – failing that due to the protestant (the large majority of the country) voting for the Nazis, make sure the Nazis kill prominent catholic leaders like journalist and editor of a catholic journal Fritz Gerlich, Catholic Action leaders like Edgar Jung or Erich Klausener or Adalbert Probst, director of the Catholic Sports Association in the Night of the Long Knives
          – in 1937, have the pope write an encyclical, straight in german, Mit Brennender Sorge, denouncing Nazism, read aloud in all churches in Germany. That clandestine operation enraged the Nazis who closed the presses that had printed it and arrested everyone involved, including kids. As a reaction, in the pre-war years of 1937 and 1938, have your puppet throw over 1000 of your priests in jail, close the catholic schools and organizations, because that’s just the kind of thing you’d expect a puppet of the Catholic Church to do
          – then your master coup is to start World War II by smashing Poland, a militantly catholic country, and have priests, nuns and brothers arrested, jailed, sent to concentration camps and killed by the thousands.

          I guess this all makes sense… if you live in seawolfland. For the rest of us, however…

          • seawolf77 October 24, 2017 at 8:58 am #

            Naturally you would do all those things and then sign a concordat with Germany in 1933 which legitimized the Third Reich. Naturally you would enact a tax that Germans pay to this very day to the tune of $5 billion dollars a year. Naturally you would turn a blind eye to the Jew’s plight, so much so that someone who first started out writing a book to exonerate Pope Pius XII but instead wrote a searing indictment of him and his actions during World War II. Naturally you would overrun Poland because your real goal was to smash the Russian Orthodox Church, as was done with Napoleon, another puppet of the Catholic Church. Naturally at the end of the war you would establish ratlines to South America and get your top Nazi’s out of harm’s way. Naturally you would elect as pope people who had Nazi connections, including the current pope who kept those Nazi’s happy, wealthy and wise in Bariloche. I guess this all makes sense if I have my head up my ass.

          • jean.baptiste.moquelin October 24, 2017 at 9:30 pm #

            Is that really all you can come up with?
            – Germany has had a formal church tax for people who declare themselves either protestant or catholic dating back to the middle ages. The nazis did NOT enact anything. They did not revoke the tax. That is what the Concordat was about. The nazis saying stop telling the truth about us, and we will not squish you like bugs.
            – I hate to break it to you but people write books arguing that the Earth is flat. The existence of someone writing a book blaming WWII (and WWI!) on Pius XII proves diddly squat.
            – turning a blind eye to the Jew’s plight? Diffamation. Throughout Europe, the number of Jews that were saved by the catholic church probably numbered in the hundreds of thousands – Israeli diplomat and historian Pinchas Lapide estimated the figure at between 700,000 and 860,000. Jews were given dummy certifications as catholics, sheltered and evacuated in churches, convents, monasteries and boarding schools, at the urging of the pope and the bishops. Pius XII himself sheltered Jews both in the Vatican itself and at Castel Gandolfo (papal property). Around 5000 of Rome’s 8000 Jews were protected from the nazis by the catholic church.
            – You want to smash the Russian Church so “naturally” you throw half of catholic Poland to pagan nazis, the other half to Stalin, and send its priests to Dachau? Got any other pet theories you’d care to share with us? Pius XII wanted to smash the rastafarians, so he had Japan invade Indochina, proving that Hirohito was a vatican puppet?
            To show exactly how the nazis viewed Eugenio Pacelli (Pius XII), here is a cartoon from the official newspaper of the SS: wikipie12.telemack.net/index.php/Fichier:Das_Schwarze_Korps_Eugenio_Pacelli_Judenfreund_Feind_des_Na…
            Pacelli as a Jew-lover, an enemy of national-socialism and in league with the communists

          • seawolf77 October 25, 2017 at 8:36 am #

            Is that really all you could come up with all you could come up with? What is your obsession with Pacelli writing in German? Does that give it a je ne sais quoi that writing it in Latin or Italian or English or Russian would lack? Danke sha? Are you erect yet? Deutschland. Deutschland. Deutschland. You came didn’t you. It’s not my master coup genius. It happened before I was born. So the Germans were giving the Catholic Church money before the Concordant? Out of what exactly, the goodness of their heart? I suppose Mussolini didn’t give the Papal States back to the Vatican, along with a ton of dough. I suppose the General Franco’s Spain didn’t help steal 300,000 babies for the church to God knows what with. I suppose the Ustashe didn’t kill 1,000,000 people in Yugoslavia trying to get Greek Orthodox to convert. I suppose Stalin killed 20,000,000 of his own people because he cracked a nail. Just go on believing the Catholic Church’s propaganda and spouting it to the world. Nothing could prove or disprove anything to a moron like yourself. You just moron on.

          • jean.baptiste.moquelin October 28, 2017 at 4:47 pm #

            Can you keep our positions in this debate in your head for just a minute? I am the one arguing that the actions of the Catholic Church were in fact hostile to nazism. Defending hostility to nazism is the opposite of DEUTSCHLAND! fetishism.

            Plenty of reasonable people dislike this or that action by this or that catholic, but one thing about the Church is that it is *Catholic*, i.e. universal, it is NOT going to be swept off its feet by a movement of demented nationalistic fervor. So if, instead of ranting about the language “Mit Brennender Sorge” was written in, you actually paid attention to what it actually had to say about Germany under Hitler, you might have read things like:

            “Whoever exalts race, or the people, or the State, or a particular form of State, or the depositories of power, or any other fundamental value of the human community – however necessary and honorable be their function in worldly things – whoever raises these notions above their standard value and divinizes them to an idolatrous level, distorts and perverts an order of the world planned and created by God; he is far from the true faith in God and from the concept of life which that faith upholds”

            “None but superficial minds could stumble into concepts of a national God, of a national religion; or attempt to lock within the frontiers of a single people, within the narrow limits of a single race, God, the Creator of the universe, King and Legislator of all nations before whose immensity they are “as a drop of a bucket”

            Needless to say, this did not go well with the Blut und Boden crowd – hence the crackdown on anyone involved with this rare message from the pope to all catholic Germans. This, as well as Hitler smashing a catholic country, sending thousands of its priests to the grave and thousands to Dachau, and everything else I mentioned, is a matter of historical record. All facts that make a mockery of your belly-laugh of a feverish conspiracy theory of Hitler as a Pope puppet. Seek help, seawolf77.

          • jean.baptiste.moquelin October 28, 2017 at 5:08 pm #

            I replied to you out of civic duty, hey, someone has to challenge the fruitcakes every once in a while. See what kind of arguments or evidence they have. Turns out, there is nothing but bigotry, pig-ignorance of history, paranoia and the conspiracy theorist’s uncanny ability to ignore the most basic historical realities that contradict their pet thesis. I have opened the lid of the garbage can of your mind, and everyone can see and smell the sewer stench and fetid fantasies that come out of it. I am giving up early on the pleasures of eviscerating your theories of Stalin the catholic puppet or what not, and snapping the lid shut on the thought processes of seawolf77.

      • outsider October 23, 2017 at 11:35 pm #

        Read Pat Buchanan’s “Churchill, Hitler and the Unnecessary War.” Churchill was just as bad, probably worse, than Hitler. And Uncle Joe Stalin was a hero to FDR and the American Left. If the Communists were back in power in Russia the Left would be applauding and urging Trump to seek better relations. Instead Rob Reiner and Morgan Freeman make nonsense videos declaring that we are at war with Russia, apparently because Putin believes in traditional values and fails to embrace the LGBTQ lifestyle so favored by Hollywood.

  7. seawolf77 October 23, 2017 at 10:06 am #

    The key to Trump is recognizing his patterns of insults. Melania goes out and makes a speech about cyberbullying, and admonishes everyone to be on guard for it and fight against it. This while sleeping with the biggest cyber bully in the world. It would be like Hillary giving a speech about women whose husbands cheat on them. Then General Kelly goes out and berates a black woman representative about self aggrandizement. He calls her an empty barrel. This while working directly for the emptiest barrel in the world, the self aggrandizer in chief, the guy who gives himself a 10 when everyone else gives him the finger. It would not surprise me one bit if Trump one day takes credit for the sun rising. It’s color after all is the color of his hair. Makes perfect sense.

    • K-Dog October 23, 2017 at 10:14 am #

      As sex is the subject this week Trump most likely thinks he gives Melania an orgasm every time they do it. How could his golden ego think otherwise?

      This is probably a good thing or Trump might be more inclined to give it to North Korea in the ass than he already is. This being the case, let there be sex in the ‘O’val office!

      To completion this time. Not on the dress.

      • outsider October 23, 2017 at 11:49 pm #

        As Trump is 71, well overweight and probably circumcised, it’s doubtful he could do it without considerable help from Viagra. Maybe the rumors that Melania left him and a body double is being used are true. (lol)

    • chipshot October 23, 2017 at 10:36 am #

      I would say the key to Trump is remembering that being newsworthy and relevant is the most important thing to him. More than $$ or power.
      If that means being offensive, outrageous or infamous, so be it.

  8. pequiste October 23, 2017 at 10:15 am #

    I think that Jim makes an astute call in saying that the Weinstein Affair presages the death of the cinema industry in the U.S.

    NO question the big studios have to spend enormous sums on, cough-cough, “talent,” production costs, distribution, marketing and the lot, all with diminishing returns. The most portent manifestation is the paucity of new ideas as so many of the offerings are remakes, rehashes, serialized franchises — the same old shit with a different wrapper – and has been for several decades.

    Who’s up to see Shrek 17 this “Holiday’Season?

    Does the same hold for Bollywood and other cultural centers of production? Probably; it is just that it will take the malady of “entertainmentitis” a while longer to run its course: they have some catching up to do.

    Once the climax of the visual-sexual revolution is over (no warm cuddling afterward you can rest assured) the next great leap forward is the cybernetic/robotic version of sex:

    wired.com/2017/10/hiroshi-ishiguro-when-robots-act-just-like-humans/

    The upfront costs are nothing. It is the maintenance that gonna get ya.

    • seawolf77 October 23, 2017 at 10:22 am #

      It is an interesting call. Try to remember the last time you saw a great movie. Try and remember the last time you read a good book. Try and remember the last time you said that’s a great song. I do not think the movie industry will die, but I do think we need new stories.

      • Ol' Scratch October 23, 2017 at 11:50 am #

        Really good books always get butchered when they get adapted to the screen. Even the new format 10 hour seasonal mini-series have to make a lot of compromises to even approximate the richness of what can be conveyed in print. Then they inevitably run over budget and/or viewership begins to lag due to the time and attention investments required by the audience. Our grab and go society just doesn’t cultivate the sophistication to appreciate anything with any depth anymore. Not required for maximizing profits anyway.

        • DrGonzo October 23, 2017 at 9:26 pm #

          Generally, I agree with your observations… but, occasionally, the scriptwriters and directors do get things right. ‘Big Little Lies’ was an extraordinarily well-made HBO adaptation of the Australian novel, for example.

      • malthuss October 23, 2017 at 12:26 pm #

        Try to remember the last time you saw a great NEW movie.

        ——–CRICKETS.

        • benr October 24, 2017 at 3:31 pm #

          Hacksaw ridge.

          • seawolf77 October 25, 2017 at 9:13 am #

            You’re joking right?

    • elysianfield October 23, 2017 at 12:08 pm #

      “The upfront costs are nothing. It is the maintenance that gonna get ya.”

      pigazette.com/Pig%20images/Repairman.jpg

      • pequiste October 23, 2017 at 1:14 pm #

        GREAT ONE!

        Thanks for the extraordinarily relevant cartoon link elysian.

    • Janos Skorenzy October 23, 2017 at 1:16 pm #

      Hollywood may be dead but the movies aren’t. Netflix is going like gangbusters. Maybe movie making will continue to decentralize, with all this just accelerating the process. All for the good. As you say, there’s very little creativity left in the mainstream studios.

      • shotho October 23, 2017 at 5:03 pm #

        Right, movies 24/7. After all, how many times do you hear someone make a point by telling you that they saw it in a movie?

      • outsider October 23, 2017 at 11:55 pm #

        And if you watch movies on Netflix you don’t have to worry about missing something if you have to use the restroom.

  9. wm5135 October 23, 2017 at 10:27 am #

    Was watching a Youtube video over the weekend and a professor of transgender studies stated “basically it is not correct that there is such a thing as biological sex”. This asshole (is this the correct pronoun?) felt he was capable of making this statement because mr. sphincter was a medical historian to boot.

    “The one thing that none of the combatants can agree on is what might pass for sexual normality. The very notion would be taken for a war-cry.” JHK

    Watching another video later a participant in the first discussion posed the question, “Don’t they have a biology department at that university?”

    from the Galaxy Song – “And pray that there’s intelligent life somewhere up in space,
    ‘cause I’m afraid that we’ve been cheated here on earth.” arr. Black

  10. K-Dog October 23, 2017 at 10:28 am #

    Depravity and frivolity now stands in for art and entertainment. A walk in the woods to enjoy the fall colors of autumn leaves will not suffice for much of the population. So desperate for a rush of endorphins people constantly seek more and more outrageous things to give it to them. Normal things can no longer give them a feeling of joy. Their own lives are empty so they focus on the lives of people famous for nothing else than being famous to fill them up. We are a society more interested in reality television than actual reality.

    Such a society can’t possibly be invested in their our future. Consequently we are ‘going down‘ and by that I mean no sexual innuendo.

    • seawolf77 October 23, 2017 at 10:30 am #

      Reality TV. Let it sink in.

    • My Point of View October 23, 2017 at 11:37 am #

      “Their own lives are empty so they focus on the lives of people famous for nothing else than being famous to fill them up.” (K-Dog)

      True. In this house, members of a certain family famous for being famous are referred to as Kartrashians. One of that troupe is famous for a rocky marriage to a man who had an affair with a tranny, fitting the mold JHK crafted for today’s column.

      With nothing to fill them up or to really stand for, our nation of lost youth spends its every dime on bizarre tattoos in some desperate reach to be unique or carve an identity. Back in the day, tattoos were a hallmark of drunken sailors on shore leave, bikers, ex-felons and sideshow freaks.

      It all fits into today’s morbidly insane politics of black is white, up is down, wrong is right, anything goes, nothing matters, and no one cares.

      • windward October 24, 2017 at 8:28 am #

        Also South Sea cannibals.

        • seawolf77 October 24, 2017 at 10:24 am #

          Fine young cannibals.

    • Janos Skorenzy October 23, 2017 at 1:27 pm #

      Yet who supports Minority Grievance more than you? In some respects if not all, you are as Left as they come.

      Civilizations change color as they die. You love it – because you never loved your own people and culture. You see no connection between them – anyone could (even though nobody did) have done the same and as much, right? Wrong.

      • DrGonzo October 23, 2017 at 9:34 pm #

        I’m sure this comment is supposed to make some kind of sense … but I’ll be damned if I can make heads or tails of your point. Is English your first language?

        Tal vez sera mejor presentar tus argumentos en algun otro idioma, digamos ruso o polaco. Porque ya no tiene ningun sentido esta paja que tu emites.

        • Janos Skorenzy October 24, 2017 at 8:52 pm #

          Look at the leaves in the Fall (that’s right now), they change color at least in the North. Likewise, Civilizations tend to change color towards the end of their lifespan, as they lose the ability or commonsense enough to enforce their borders from the barbarians.

    • benr October 24, 2017 at 3:35 pm #

      Here here!
      I enjoy the great outdoors every weekend at times all day!
      Nothing better than a quiet morning at my local beach go for a swim or a surf and watch the sea critters flitting all around.
      My electronic doo dad aka stupid phone is all but forgotten to the point it’s sitting discharged in a drawer until Monday morning when I have to charge it.

  11. chipshot October 23, 2017 at 10:46 am #

    ” flat-screens at home enable them to get lost in whole fictional worlds that grind on in weekly episodes year after year like so much bratwurst.” (middle of paragraph #4)
    Like so much bratwurst???

    As for sex, gotta believe if their is a creator, he/she/it regrets making it so pleasurable for humans.

    • outsider October 24, 2017 at 12:16 am #

      Perhaps too much pleasure is why ancient man invented circumcision in the first place. 13th Century Jewish physician/philosopher Moses Maimonides, promoted it as he thought that boys without foreskins would think less of the sins of the flesh and more about serving God. Fundamentalist Christian J Harvey Kellogg, the Corn Flakes guy, promoted it in the late 19th Century in an attempt to stamp out masturbation. It didn’t work in either case, and it certainly didn’t work for Harvey Weinstein.

  12. JohnAZ October 23, 2017 at 10:47 am #

    One thing I do not understand. What is it that fires up these anti reactions? Harvey Weinstein has been ogling and perverting for decades along with many other power men. Hillary Clinton made a deal with the Russians long ago. Wink wink! So why now? It seems once someone is identified as a bad person, the world collapses on them. Just wondering.

    • Epicur October 23, 2017 at 11:57 am #

      There seems to be some sort of critical mass of persons with a particular ax to grind that gets the attention of the media. Once the media senses a possible mass gathering they pounce and begin flogging. If sufficient mass is there a chain reaction evolves – until the next one.

      • benr October 24, 2017 at 3:36 pm #

        If that were the case Hillary rotten Clinton would be breaking big rocks into little ones for the rest of her miserable life.

        • Epicur October 25, 2017 at 11:37 am #

          Regarding the Clintons: up to now we have been lacking the element where the media (mainstream variety) pounce on the issue and begin flogging it. There is some speculation that with the recent article on “The Hill” that lack may not continue, although I would not bet on it.

    • sauerkraut October 23, 2017 at 12:07 pm #

      “Wink wink! So why now?”

      Distraction. Thought about your medical premiums lately? Done anything about it lately? Other than vote Republican?

      Divide and conquer. It’s quite simple. Really.

  13. volodya October 23, 2017 at 10:50 am #

    People have a natural tendency to group-think, to absolve themselves of any responsibility to reason for themselves. Thinking for one’s self is hard, it’s stressful, it puts people offside with their compadres. After all, millions of people can’t be wrong, can they? Well, yes they can, but never mind that.

    And so, channelled by this natural, hard-wired, ingrained and age-old behavior, we accept the most preposterous propositions as truth, especially if propounded by attractive and articulate people, those that the ordinary shlep wants to be good with. You want to be with the “in” crowd don’t you? You want to be with the “cool” kids, right? Of course you do, you crave the invitation.

    Lunacy is just as often the result and witch-burnings and holocausts. And now there’s this ludicrous obsession among the most allegedly “educated” and “enlightened” (at least by their own estimation), in the wealthiest corridors of the country, about gender fluidity. You better get with the program if you want acceptance. Do you value your career? Do you value your friendships and associations? The consequences for expressing reservation can be dire.

    • malthuss October 23, 2017 at 11:10 am #

      The Transgender Agenda is indeed an agenda.
      Its about de population.
      Bit by bit.

      Or as the young say ‘bits’ [genitals slang term].

      • outsider October 24, 2017 at 12:22 am #

        It’s Cultural Marxism and the Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan all rolled into one.

  14. janet October 23, 2017 at 11:00 am #

    “The one thing that none of the combatants can agree on is what might pass for sexual normality.” —JHK

    Combatants? We are not all alike. Some people have different thoughts. Some people have different sexuality. Get over it.

    • Elrond Hubbard October 23, 2017 at 11:47 am #

      In my opinion, the wider point of this debate is not whether there’s a concept of what’s considered sexually normal, but of how narrow or how wide that concept will be. That’s it. I assure JHK and everyone that we can calm down. No matter what happens, the model of regular, everyday straight male people and straight female people having straight sex is in no danger. None. None whatsoever. NOOOOONE. Am I being emphatic enough, or will I have to hire a skywriter? And do I seriously have to spell it out why this is the case?

      So why all the sturm und drang? Why all the ranting and threats and demands to push the genie back in the bottle? What gay, trans and other people are basically asking for isn’t for the sexual binary to be abolished (those few who do are too marginal to be worth caring about). They’re asking for their point of view to be understood and if possible, accommodated. The majority will always be in a position to accommodate the minority, or not, as they please. But people need to get over the fear that their identities are going to be abolished if LGBTQ people are less shamed and more accepted. It’s the LGBTQ people whose identities have been subject to abolition all along. All they want is for that to stop, and it’s quite safe for us in the majority to do so. The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

      • elysianfield October 23, 2017 at 12:49 pm #

        “They’re asking for their point of view to be understood and if possible, accommodated.”

        Consider that no current human culture ” understands and accommodates”…. Apparently the fear and loathing you hope to mitigate is hard wired into humans as a survival trait.

        • Elrond Hubbard October 23, 2017 at 2:40 pm #

          So what if it’s a survival trait? Our passions evolved on the savannah, to serve the needs of the savannah. In fact it would be more accurate to call them perpetuation traits, because they evolved to help not us, but our genes, to perpetuate themselves into later generations. Selfish genes are selfish; they don’t have my interests at heart, only theirs. Personally I don’t trust the little fuckers; they treat me as a means to their ends. Their age, the age of hunting and gathering, ended 12,000 years ago with the invention of agriculture. Their imprint is still on us, but an appeal to the laws of the jungle does not impress a civilized person. Civilization needs more than that.

          You’ll remember last week, when I pointed out that the Seven Deadly Sins are expressions of our hardwired traits? Appropriate passions are necessary, but sometimes instead of governing our passions we let them govern us and direct us where they will. That’s when they become sins. Hunger is a survival trait, but unrestrained hunger is gluttony. Self-respect leads to self-care, but when exercised at others’ expense it becomes pride. And so on.

          Values are not forgotten, but today we celebrate a new value that the church never much cared for: freedom. That’s why I propose a new cardinal virtue: forbearance, or respecting the freedom of another. And a new deadly sin: intolerance, or disrespecting their freedom and imposing your will on them. And when one person’s forbearance is another’s intolerance, or vice versa? That’s what democracy and debate are for. And I say, we should refrain from dictating to people what their sexual lives or identities can be, so long as that is compatible with protecting the rights of all including life, liberty and security of the person.

          Yeah. So sue me.

          • elysianfield October 23, 2017 at 7:28 pm #

            And I say, we should refrain from dictating to people what their sexual lives or identities can be, so long as that is compatible with protecting the rights of all including life, liberty and security of the person.”

            Elrond,
            Don’t ask, don’t tell. Private lives should remain private. Deviant acts that confront the majority will never be accepted as normal, or proper, or decent…not even in Canada.

            A person who is pilloried for deviant acts, is, in fact being punished for his impudent politics and inability to keep his predilections to himself….

          • GreenAlba October 24, 2017 at 10:48 am #

            @Elrond

            Yet again, an absolutely excellent post, thanks.

          • cbeard October 24, 2017 at 2:34 pm #

            For the “passions evolved on the savannah” comment. I recently read an article concerning some fossilized teeth that were found in Germany that could rewrite the origins of man, so they say.

      • Janos Skorenzy October 23, 2017 at 1:30 pm #

        Guess you haven’t heard of the marriage strike by men. Doesn’t fit the narrative. And if you do know about it, you won’t say – doesn’t support the narrative.

        How many more letters are you going to add? What about people who like kids? It’s on the horizon as you well know. Animals? The dead? Siblings?

        • GreenAlba October 24, 2017 at 2:20 pm #

          “How many more letters are you going to add? What about people who like kids? It’s on the horizon as you well know. Animals? The dead? Siblings?”

          I hope you’re not suggesting that paedophilia, bestiality and incest are something new?

          As in the case of any depravity you care to mention (and we all have our own red lines and definitions of what is depraved), people who are into such stuff are emboldened by their discovery of like minds on the internet, but there’s nothing new about any of them. Older men wanting young girls is as old as the hills.

          I just saw something on TV last night about there being no legal marriage age in the US, which came as a bit of a shock to me. There were women who’d been married off to adult men when they were 13, and in one case, 11. I could hardly believe it. I expect such things to happen in India or Afghanistan, but the US?

          • benr October 24, 2017 at 3:51 pm #

            No he is suggesting that is on the horizon for the next groups to demand normalizing behavior.
            Lest we also forget multiple wives/husbands as well!
            Nambla is already demanding their civil rights!
            As of late how many hot younger female teachers have been getting into trouble for doing young teen boys which by the way is the fantasy of every teenage boy ever!

          • Epicur October 25, 2017 at 11:47 am #

            “I just saw something on TV last night about there being no legal marriage age in the US, which came as a bit of a shock to me.”

            There are plenty of State laws regarding the age of consent and marriage, and yes, they differ. This is Federalism, wherein the details regarding the ordering of society were left up to the various states and the power of the Federal Government were limited.

            Federalism is little more than a fig leaf these days, but it does still exist to a certain extent.

      • shotho October 23, 2017 at 5:06 pm #

        Healthy societies do not tolerate sexual perversion. They only die by it.

        • michael October 25, 2017 at 7:14 pm #

          From Qiggly, The evolution of civilizations:

          Stage 4 (imperialist wars):

          “…Unable to get ahead by other means (such as
          economic means), they seek to get ahead by politica
          l action, above all by taking wealth from their political neighbors.
          At the same time they turn to irrationality to compensation for the growing insecurity of life, for the chronic economic
          depression, for the growing bitterness and dangers
          of class struggles, for the growing social disruption and
          insecurity from imperialist wars.

          This is generally a period of gambling, use of narcotics or intoxicants, obsession with sex (frequently as perversion), increasing crime, growing numbers of neurotics and psychotics, growing obsession with death and with the Hereafter.”

          Seems like an apt description of current times?

      • benr October 24, 2017 at 3:47 pm #

        Here is a thought how about I don’t care nor want to know what they are doing with another or a room full of consenting adults!
        Stop trying to make it my business I simply don’t care!
        Here is another thought if you “think” you are stuck in a man/womans body and want the surgery great go for it but pay for it yourself again it’s none of my business!
        This country is swimming in mentally ill people all demanding to be considered normal but they all know what they are doing is not normal and now they demand we consider their deviant behavior and thoughts as normal.
        !
        Male
        white
        fiscal conservative with libertarian leanings
        outspoken
        Won’t buy into the Anthropogenic global warming meme de jour!
        Won’t buy into the all white people are racists meme
        Public enemy #1
        Queue the thought crime police we got a square here lock him up

        • Epicur October 25, 2017 at 11:51 am #

          “This country is swimming in mentally ill people all demanding to be considered normal but they all know what they are doing is not normal and now they demand we consider their deviant behavior and thoughts as normal.”

          That brings to mind the great line from “Marat De Sade,” to wit, “We’re all normal and we want out freedom!”

          A line delivered by an inmate in the asylum at Charenton.

        • michael October 25, 2017 at 7:18 pm #

          Why being “stuck in your body” at all.
          Out of body travel is fast and saves on travel expenses.
          Online courses available for a modest price.

  15. Walter B October 23, 2017 at 11:04 am #

    “The decadent USA, lacking discipline and decorum, lost in raptures of grandiose techno-narcissism, broadcasting its twerked-up gangsta fantasies while it sucks finished goods from other lands in exchange for janky bonded debt, is becoming the international pariah.”

    Indeed. This is how Empires always end. When those outside who service the Empire realize that those within the Empire have degraded beyond preoccupation with fornication and have fully embraced deviation, they understand that it is time to stop servicing the Empire. When Collapse From Within has progressed sufficiently, Assault From Without provides the death blow and an end to the misery of never ending decay. How long were the Armies of Rome or of England able to maintain world domination? Well, forever was certainly not the answer to this question is it?

    Believe what you will, it matters not because Nature not only abhors a vacuum, it also rewards those species that forget the value or the mechanics of fornication with oblivion. .

  16. wm5135 October 23, 2017 at 11:07 am #

    seawolf77 – “Reality TV. Let it sink in.”

    Middle age women watching the Bachelor and Bachelorette while their husbands couldn’t get laid in a brothel.

    After attending a Stones concert in New Orleans went to have a night cap. The bouncer at the door of one club told me I was too straight to enter. I replied that he was the first person in over forty years who had perceived me as too straight. I now have to admit that judging by today’s values I am indeed too straight to accept the incoherent blather that passes for an assessment of human sexuality.

    “Let it sink in” – I have and my reaction is similar to that of ingesting a large tablespoon of Castor Oil, or taking a cheap shot to the gut.

    • seawolf77 October 23, 2017 at 11:16 am #

      I used to be proud of being from New Orleans. It’s embarrassing to me now.

    • malthuss October 23, 2017 at 12:21 pm #

      too straight to enter. Sounds like the place was a dungeon.

      • seawolf77 October 23, 2017 at 12:58 pm #

        There used to be a bar in New Orleans called the Dungeon. Imagine a bar where you skirt narrow lichen covered walls up some stone steps to a tiny room with hundreds of speakers hanging from the roof blasting down on a shoulder to shoulder protean crowd of Goth and S&M dressed people. A complete fire trap. Not sure if it’s still there.

        • Janos Skorenzy October 23, 2017 at 1:45 pm #

          No reaction to what happened to wm? Is that fine with you?

        • BackRowHeckler October 23, 2017 at 8:30 pm #

          One of Tennessee Williams haunts?

          • seawolf77 October 24, 2017 at 9:21 am #

            After his time I think.

  17. seawolf77 October 23, 2017 at 11:19 am #

    The US government has spent 15 trillion dollars on military hardware in the last 30 years. That alone says it all.

    • malthuss October 23, 2017 at 12:21 pm #

      What about nukes and nuke power plants?

  18. Epicur October 23, 2017 at 11:21 am #

    I think the aimlessness of Hollywood is a result of the aimlessness of society. We are wandering in the wilderness, lost and looking for a way out.

    Hollywood does not and cannot lead, it just feeds off the energy of the mass as it moves. Right now there is no direction. When a dominant theme evolves in the nation we will see Hollywood revived.

    I don’t think we are going to like the final result when that happens.

    • malthuss October 23, 2017 at 12:22 pm #

      I disagree about ‘aimless’ – see Vigilant citizen.com

      Hollyweird has aims.

      • Epicur October 23, 2017 at 12:49 pm #

        I’m well aware of people who have a purpose, but they simply are not numerous enough to swing the nation in their direction.

        I believe that events will eventually give them an advantage, but that will be as survivors, not as leaders of the masses we have now.

        • Epicur October 23, 2017 at 1:05 pm #

          Erroneous reply. I thought the site you referenced was a “prepper” site.

          “Never mind.”

          • Janos Skorenzy October 23, 2017 at 1:47 pm #

            Too much Truth for you to handle in other words.

            What is matter? Never mind.
            What is mind? No matter.

          • malthuss October 23, 2017 at 4:52 pm #

            Take a few hours and read VC site.
            Its not all fantasy there.

  19. Elrond Hubbard October 23, 2017 at 11:23 am #

    Singapore to Stop Adding Cars to City From February 2018

    bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-23/singapore-to-stop-adding-cars-on-its-roads-from-february-2018

    “Singapore, among the world’s most expensive places to own a vehicle, will stop increasing the total number of cars on its roads next year.

    “The government will cut the annual growth rate for cars and motorcycles to zero from 0.25 percent starting in February, the transport regulator said on Monday.

    “‘In view of land constraints and competing needs, there is limited scope for further expansion of the road network,’ the Land Transport Authority said in a statement on its website. Roads already account for 12 percent of the city-state’s total land area, it said.

    “Smaller than New York City, land in Singapore is a precious commodity and officials want to ensure the most productive use of the remaining space. Its infrastructure is among the world’s most efficient and the government is investing S$28 billion ($21 billion) more on rail and bus transportation over the next five years, the regulator said.”

  20. wm5135 October 23, 2017 at 11:26 am #

    Janet – “Some people have different sexuality. Get over it.”

    I am over it, take the path you choose – one thing though – those with different sexuality need to get over it and get the fuck out of my face with it.

    Let me find you corrupting and endangering a child and you WILL have something to get over.

    Fifty years of culture has not overcome two hundred and fifty thousand years of adaption or the previous two million years that were the incubator of our species.

    • seawolf77 October 23, 2017 at 11:35 am #

      I have a gay brother. Shortly after I found out he was gay he picked me up at work in New Orleans East with a “friend.” We were in our early 20’s. He and his “friend” got in the back seat and went at it for the 1/2 hour ride back to the French Quarter. They like to rub your nose in it. It gets their dick hard.

      • Elrond Hubbard October 23, 2017 at 11:55 am #

        Sounds like the behaviour of a Harvey Weinstein, if what he was into was other Harvey Weinsteins instead of nubile young women. Harvey #1, meet Harvey #2. Harvey #2, meet Harvey #1. Now watch them go at it.

        That is to say, men are dogs. Gay men are lucky dogs, because unlike straight men, their partners are straight up looking for the same things they are instead of auditioning their fitness as a partner. It can make for an unsightly spectacle (seriously guys, get a room), but it’s only to be expected.

      • elysianfield October 23, 2017 at 12:18 pm #

        “He and his “friend” got in the back seat and went at it for the 1/2 hour ride back to the French Quarter. They like to rub your nose in it. It gets their dick hard.”

        Wolfie,
        I’m sorry, but what they were doing was not sexual, but political….

        • elysianfield October 23, 2017 at 12:28 pm #

          “Your comment is awaiting moderation.”

          WTF…? I did not type that into the comment.

          • Elrond Hubbard October 23, 2017 at 2:47 pm #

            One of mine still is. Hmph. Fortunately, unlike the Daily Stormer, my opinions are not so far beyond the pale of human decency that I can’t find somewhere else to express them if I feel like it.

      • Janos Skorenzy October 23, 2017 at 1:49 pm #

        That’s disgusting. Completely disrespectful. You should have disowned him, not for being gay but for acting like that – unless he knew you liked it.

        • benr October 24, 2017 at 3:55 pm #

          Simple ANSWER stop the car and tell them to get out or stop doing what you are doing.

    • Walter B October 23, 2017 at 12:18 pm #

      In the America of today, my parents would probably have been considered abusers because they raised us to believe that in order to play our parts in this society we had to develop skills and talents that would enable us to fill useful roles in which to function to be valuable members of our society. Today there are far too many creatures within this decaying society whose most substantial “asset” is that they fornicate, either profusely, bizarrely, or far too openly, unless of course we are talking about the shining gem which is the Pornography Industry. For far too many, the most important activity, the most scared issue that they can never get enough of is rolling around the mattress like a can full of night crawlers in a fishing boat. I suppose that at least some of us will have to continue to build cities, bridges and systems so that the Useless Humpers can continue to do what is most important to them which is to grapple and grope one another ad nauseum. I guess you have to go with your strengths, eh?

  21. sauerkraut October 23, 2017 at 12:04 pm #

    A male human can father a hundred children in a year.

    A female human can bear at most one child in a year.

    Would it not be strange if they had the same reproductive (sexual) strategies? Could evolution tolerate that much waste? Would it not be strange if they both entertained the same reproductive perversions?

    I suspect that evolution is now dealing with overpopulation and over-exploitation of resources. And what a fascinating solution it is!

    • Epicur October 23, 2017 at 12:22 pm #

      Further to the theme of evolution, there is an interesting hypothesis of “self domestication” of humans that holds that one of the effects of domestication is a holdover of pediatric attributes (including behavior) into adulthood.

      Since young male primates behave sexually towards all genders until maturation and testosterone focus them on females, an increase in adult homosexuality may be a result of the “domestication syndrome”.

      carta.anthropogeny.org/mediaplayer/play/20812/7963

    • elysianfield October 23, 2017 at 12:26 pm #

      “I suspect that evolution is now dealing with overpopulation and over-exploitation of resources.”

      Kraut,
      Without question. B.F. Skinner’s studies of overcrowding of rats showed the same predilections to sexual perversion and dystrophy that we see now in our society.

      • Epicur October 23, 2017 at 12:51 pm #

        Don’t you mean John B. Calhoun and the rats.

        • elysianfield October 23, 2017 at 7:46 pm #

          Epicur,
          I stand corrected. Remembered the studies, transposed the researchers.

    • GreenAlba October 24, 2017 at 11:02 am #

      “A male human can father a hundred children in a year.
      A female human can bear at most one child in a year.
      Would it not be strange if they had the same reproductive (sexual) strategies? Could evolution tolerate that much waste? Would it not be strange if they both entertained the same reproductive perversions?”

      Is the waste not the 99 men who aren’t reproducing while the Alpha fella has impregnated the 99 women they might have had as mates?

      • Epicur October 25, 2017 at 12:08 pm #

        “Is the waste not the 99 men who aren’t reproducing while the Alpha fella has impregnated the 99 women they might have had as mates?”

        Nature is careless, but in order to term its ways a “waste” one must possess “the mind of God.”

        “Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.” Yet millions fall every year.

        We are grass.

    • benr October 24, 2017 at 3:56 pm #

      More like terrible chemicals in plastic messing up kids hormones.

  22. JohnAZ October 23, 2017 at 12:12 pm #

    The power drive and ethnocentrism are inherent to the human psyche. JHK bemoans the lack of an American culture for people to assimilate into. He is right on. Lacking this, the aim of ethnic groups is to convince everyone outside their group that their culture is the only righteous one and that you better sign up or we will “kill” you. That is the nature of the beast in mankind. Without a central theme, diversity divides populations. Just read on Facebook that Black Panthers want Blacks to move to an area in the South and make their own country. Can you see all the interest groups with the same idea? Blacks are Louisiana, Mexicans are New Mexico, Marijuana users are Colorado, etc. JHK predicts dissolution of the US in the Long Emergency for economic reasons, it maybe that it will be happening just because the US does not have anything culture-wise binding enough to hold us together.

  23. Q. Shtik October 23, 2017 at 12:12 pm #

    The two-hour motion picture exhibited in a large room with a lot of seats is in its death throes. – JHK

    ===========

    A week or two ago James provided us a review of the movie Blade Runner 2049… and noted that he walked out after two hours with lots more footage left unseen.

    His review spurred me to suggest to my wife that we go see it. I realized that we had not been to a movie the entire summer. First up, of course, were what used to be called ‘Coming Attractions.’ Now I think they refer to them as ‘trailers’ (why, I have no idea; what do they trail?). To me a trailer is the long box part of an 18-wheeler.

    These trailers are invariably portraying some form of violence accompanied by ear-splitting explosions and ‘music’. I instantly yank my two hearing aids out before my head explodes. When a trailer ends I lean toward my wife’s ear and whisper “I’ll be sure not to see THAT one.” And after each of the several more trailers I will again whisper “I’ll be sure not to see THAT one.”

    My wife and I agreed that this new Blade Runner was a long-winded bore and that we too should have left after 2 hours (or less). Well, when we did leave I was astonished how few people were in the lobby area… and this was a Friday night. A year ago the place would have been crawling with loud young Blacks and more reserved dot Indians.

    Sooo, if that Friday night’s entertainment was representative of a societal shift I’d have to agree with Jim that the movies are in their death throes.

    • seawolf77 October 23, 2017 at 12:23 pm #

      Interesting. On a Friday night? Wow.

    • RocketDoc October 25, 2017 at 3:47 pm #

      Could be like an airport…Peak times and slack times. Everybody was in a show.

  24. wm5135 October 23, 2017 at 12:24 pm #

    sauerkraut – “I suspect that evolution is now dealing with overpopulation and over-exploitation of resources. And what a fascinating solution it is!”

    A strong point to be considered.

    • Mountain gal October 23, 2017 at 12:31 pm #

      Given the tremendous decrease in sperm numbers in men over the past few decades I do wonder if mother nature isn’t having her say as to overpopulation and what we’ve done with the planet. I wonder if “The Handmaid’s Tale” isn’t a preview of coming events.

      • Janos Skorenzy October 23, 2017 at 1:53 pm #

        You mean that wonderful old book/movie where Christians rebel against the Left and set up a traditional patriarchy? Or have they altered it?

        • GreenAlba October 24, 2017 at 11:43 am #

          “You mean that wonderful old book/movie where Christians rebel against the Left and set up a traditional patriarchy? Or have they altered it?”

          It’s a great book, but I don’t think you’ll find it’s admiring the setting up of extreme patriarchy. Everything in the book has happened somewhere at some time – mostly in countries you personally wouldn’t want to live in.

          People who trample other people’s human rights aren’t Christians – they’re just common or garden tyrants. Tyrants aren’t admirable – they’re just the grown-up version of the playground bully. Any idiot can hold a gun and think that makes him a man.

        • GreenAlba October 24, 2017 at 11:46 am #

          And the ‘wonderful old book’ is about women being ritually raped. I didn’t think even you would sink so low as to think that was ‘wonderful’. But maybe you do – nothing would surprise me.

          They hanged men who didn’t toe the line as well, though. Patriarchies are never beneficial to all men, just because they’re men.

  25. TiredOfTheTreadmill October 23, 2017 at 12:25 pm #

    From everything I remember reading about the collapse of empires, it seems that sexual weirdness, narcissism, self-absorption, and lunacy were common attributes of a society as it went down. Looks like the USS Trumptanic is right on course for the ice berg. You all enjoy messing with the deck chairs. I’m going to sit in this lifeboat over here.

    • malthuss October 23, 2017 at 1:49 pm #

      I’m going to sit in this lifeboat over here.

      wheres that?

      • TiredOfTheTreadmill October 23, 2017 at 6:50 pm #

        As far from the mobs as possible. Although that is getting harder all the time.

        • malthuss October 24, 2017 at 12:38 am #

          Refugee watch blog.

          Will you tell me the county if u r in USA?

          • TiredOfTheTreadmill October 24, 2017 at 8:03 am #

            Southern Colorado. Several counties should fit the bill. Although if you are like some on this blog and will only consider neighbors if they are snow white and not hispanic, then keep looking.

  26. Mountain gal October 23, 2017 at 12:28 pm #

    I rarely go to the movies anymore. When I do it’s always to a local “art house” movie theatre that shows documentaries, foreign films with sub-titles; that sort of thing. Sometimes I go to see a foreign film that’s playing in a community venue that’s not a movie theatre. I guess I don’t really relate to most of what the major studios are producing.

    It seems to me that the kid’s movies are just thinly disguised vehicles to sell stuff to their parents be it toys, clothing or backpacks with the character in question imprinted on it. The days of the really good Disney flicks are gone I think.

    The films for adults seem to have to have gratuitous levels of sex and violence which just isn’t my idea of a good film. I want a film that’s thoughtful and one I can discuss with others in terms of content and meaning.

    • seawolf77 October 23, 2017 at 12:49 pm #

      I think without a doubt E.L. James sat down and said I want to write the perfect Friday night date movie. And she did. “Fifty Shades of Gray” is the perfect first date movie. Titillating. Edgy. Controversial. Plenty to talk about afterwards. I bet this movie got more guys laid than “Drops of Jupiter.”To me, it is the perfect example of “write to market.”

      • RocketDoc October 23, 2017 at 2:24 pm #

        I had a first date to Carnal Knowledge(1971). The woman never spoke to me again. From a position of sophisticated worldly wisdom (that I did not possess) I recall the pathetic attempts to converse. She must have been doing her friend a favor….

        • daveed October 23, 2017 at 10:55 pm #

          That’s pretty funny. In that same year, I took my girlfriend (16) to
          see Zabriskie Point. Her parents tagged along. Bad idea.

    • Janos Skorenzy October 23, 2017 at 1:56 pm #

      Movies to make you feel virtuous. Charity porn. Starving little Blacks got needs! You got bux – nature at its finest! We stop reproducing and let them reproduce for us. They will take up the mantle of Western Civilization and according to Elrond, do it far better than we ever did. It’s amazing what those honkies accomplished, but you aint seen nuthin yet.

      • GreenAlba October 24, 2017 at 11:55 am #

        “Charity porn. Starving little Blacks got needs!”

        I wonder if there’s any little part of you that’s remotely human, Janos. Do you have an actual mother? Whom you love?

        Your ancestors were black, just like everyone else’s. It’s there in your genes forever.

        • Janos Skorenzy October 24, 2017 at 6:26 pm #

          You think Negroes were the first humans? Got any proof? Dark skin, probably, but a lot of people have dark skin without being Negroes, and would be offended if you called them thus.

          Note: Homo Erectus left Africa. We may have evolved into the different races outside of Africa. Sorry. I know that thought is unbearable to you.,

          • GreenAlba October 24, 2017 at 7:17 pm #

            Janos I know you think you have some subliminal way of knowing what is unbearable to someone you don’t know, just based on you tribal prejudices, but you really don’t. Sorry. I don’t know where you saw me say we hadn’t evolved into different races either.

          • Elrond Hubbard October 26, 2017 at 2:05 am #

            @GreenAlba: Janos’ bigotries always carry the day. Always. Never mind that population genetics is an actual science with genuine intellectual content, in the face of which his racial prejudices are meaningless noise. His behaviour demonstrates that he considers contradiction or criticism evidence of perfidious motives. He can (and will) make up any story about you he likes, because it’s axiomatic that he can never be wrong on the merits — that’s the very meaning of the word bigotry. Actual knowledge will never penetrate the filters.

    • Sean Coleman October 23, 2017 at 4:46 pm #

      I wouldn’t watch the foreign ones either. Especially the foreign ones. Especially not a French one.

    • malthuss October 23, 2017 at 4:50 pm #

      It seems to me that the kid’s movies are just thinly disguised vehicles to sell stuff to their parents be it toys….

      MERCHANDISING
      FRANCHISING
      BUILDING A BRAND.

  27. mow October 23, 2017 at 12:36 pm #

    Harry Callahan in Magnum Force …

    ” If the rest of you could shoot like them , I wouldn’t care if the whole damn department was queer. ”

    I wonder how that line would go over with the Hollywood crowd today ?

  28. elysianfield October 23, 2017 at 12:52 pm #

    Well, ladies and germs;

    I saw, last night, on the TEE VEE that HBO, in early November, will be running a two hour documentary on the history of the Rolling Stone Magazine. Considering our Host’s tenure at the magazine, I would hope that he might comment after the viewing.

    • seawolf77 October 23, 2017 at 1:05 pm #

      (Rollin’ Stone…) Wanna see my picture on the cover
      (Stone…) Wanna buy five copies for my mother…(Yes)
      (Stone…) Wanna see my smilin’ face
      On the cover of the Rollin’ Stone…(That’s a very very good idea)

      • elysianfield October 23, 2017 at 7:56 pm #

        Ohh…Don’t touch me….

      • daveed October 23, 2017 at 11:04 pm #

        Free virtual oven mitt to the first caller that can name the band that had that hit. But……..an all-expenses-paid trip to Grand Coulee Dam
        (and much respect) if you can name the AUTHOR of that tune, without referring to Google!

        • LagingRunatic October 24, 2017 at 4:07 pm #

          Send my oven mitt to Dr. Hook, courtesy of Shel Silverstein. And I did it without a single internet search.

          • Epicur October 25, 2017 at 12:17 pm #

            Without reference to a search, was’t Dr. Hook another of the aliases of Norman Greenbaum, author of that great classic, “The Eggplant that Ate Chicago?”

          • Epicur October 25, 2017 at 12:21 pm #

            “Without reference to a search…”

            Nope. Should have checked first. Never Mind.

  29. Gonga Din October 23, 2017 at 1:35 pm #

    It’s an eminent front.

  30. seawolf77 October 23, 2017 at 1:37 pm #

    Boy John McCain looks like he is not long for this world. I give him 6 months tops.

    • Janos Skorenzy October 23, 2017 at 1:57 pm #

      Poor Grendel’s had an accident (Hrothgar tore his arm off last night). So may you all!

      • malthuss October 23, 2017 at 4:57 pm #

        Have you seen the Geico ad? with the White fool percussionist?
        Its called ‘Triangle’ or something—at You tube.
        The symphony is conducted by—guess who?

        Or the Lyft ad with the Black astronaut and [predictably] blonde pal?
        you tube, baby.

    • Ol' Scratch October 24, 2017 at 12:48 pm #

      Boy John McCain looks like he is not long for this world. I give him 6 months tops.

      You just know the North Vietnamese continue to laugh at every day that sorry cocksucker inflicts himself on us all.

  31. FincaInTheMountains October 23, 2017 at 2:32 pm #

    Hitler was a great man. A puppet for the Catholic Church, but still a great man. Best orator who ever lived. == seawolf77

    The Americans really do not understand who Hitler was, and that is everyone I know. And they never understood, even in the 50s. But the British understand, but they made a deal with the devil.

    However, first things first.

    For the dualistic consciousness of Americans, it is natural to belittle the role of the USSR in defeating Hitler Germany, since it does not fit into their concept of “good guys – bad guys” – if the Russian are the bad guys, why they fought along with good guys against the bad guy Hitler?

    Moreover, in the process of the generational change, they are increasingly inclined to the point of view that Hitler was not so bad and that their fathers and grandfathers were vainly accusing him of many things, just as America is accusing of many things those they are bombing today. Therefore, those Americans who are not inclined to believe anti-Serb propaganda paradoxically wave their hands when American Serbs tell them about the atrocities of Albanians when they, along with the Germans, drove out Serbs from Kosovo during World War II.

    Of course, this should not apply to the head of Stratford analytical firm, but, as far as I understand, it is difficult to live in a society that professes certain misconceptions and not allow these misconceptions to penetrate your brain and soul, even if you absolutely know that these misconceptions are a made-up propaganda. Especially if that propaganda is made up by you.

    Personally, I was especially shocked when Prince Charles casually compared Putin with Hitler. He’s not supposed to succumb to propaganda. The fact is that the British, unlike the Americans, really suffered greatly from the Nazis and fought with them in an almost hopeless situation. Moreover, we all should thank the Brits for the fact that they already in the 1940s declared Hitler Germany an infernal force, and the war with it – the Christian, that is, the Holy War.

    But after the war, something happened, and pro-Nazi coups took place in all countries of the anti-Hitler coalition. And this wave started in England, and not in Truman America.

    Personally, I think that the British, being completely devastated by the war, having felt the iron fingers of American business on their throats, made a deal with the devil and allowed Bormann’s money to be legalized in their transnational corporations. No, of course the role of Truman, Harriman, Thyssen, Dulles and Prescott Bush was very great and they really at some point made state policy their conviction that in the Second World War the United States was fighting on the wrong side.
    But against them came the American army, which fought against the Nazis in Western Europe and saw Dachau concentration camp with their own eyes. And in 1952 the Truman doctrine went into oblivion.

    Especially the American soldiers did not like the fact that Truman and Dulles had created an army of German soldiers in Denmark, which they wanted to throw against the Soviet Army in Germany. The outcome of this battle was quite clear to them, taking into account the combat experience of the Soviet Army, and after the instant defeat of the Kwantung Army and the American defeat in Korean War, it became clear to the US military that, despite a certain number of atomic bombs, the American army, in the event of war with the USSR can not even stop the invading army of General Oleshev.

    And Truman withdrew his candidacy, and General Eisenhower, becoming President of the United States, for a time, cut off that part of the Democratic Party that supported Democratic President Truman and Republican Senator McCarthy, a great friend of the Kennedy family. And then the United Kingdom entered the game, frightened to death by Truman, who during that time showed quite clearly how he “appreciates” the “English Brotherhood”.

    • seawolf77 October 23, 2017 at 2:47 pm #

      Pro-Nazi coups in England and America is a good way of putting it. That is what happened. Hitler escaped to Argentina with Bormann. USSR became the new enemy because in fact they could easily defeat us. The Red Army at the end of World War 2 was the most powerful army in history. They could have easily taken the entire continent. I think Churchill commissioned a study on this and the results were so appalling they were never made public. Stalin knew his role. Divide Germany in two. They got half the Germans, we got the other half.

      • Janos Skorenzy October 23, 2017 at 7:12 pm #

        And Hitler then made his way to our Compounds in Patagonia to rally the Faithful. And from there to our Base/City beneath the ice in Antarctica. You have no idea of our numbers, nor of the weapons we possess. Once the Armada arrives from Sirius, we are going to launch an offensive and take back the Earth.

        • GreenAlba October 24, 2017 at 2:36 pm #

          “And Hitler then made his way to our Compounds in Patagonia to rally the Faithful. And from there to our Base/City beneath the ice in Antarctica. You have no idea of our numbers, nor of the weapons we possess. Once the Armada arrives from Sirius, we are going to launch an offensive and take back the Earth.”

          Aw, bless 🙂 You’ve been watching too much James Bond.

  32. Buck Stud October 23, 2017 at 2:39 pm #

    Some people don’t know how to enjoy life. What fun, purchasing a six buck cup or real Coke, a big tube of popcorn which is immersed with butter and some salt; and then go find a nice quiet seat with nobody around and wait for the previews to start, preferably of the foreign/Sundance variety and just forget about life for a couple of hours.

    Am I the only real American in this joint?

    • tucsonspur October 23, 2017 at 7:09 pm #

      And to think that there’s no more smoke to inhale.

      Why go alone? Remember “Saturday Night at the Movies”?

      youtube.com/watch?v=RRPBCQnMV0M

    • Janos Skorenzy October 23, 2017 at 7:15 pm #

      Yes, Quentin Crisp wrote a book called, “How to got the movies”. You are one of the last true Americans, a creature of the – what’s that word Kunstler uses for the wasted area in mall parking lots? Berms? I used to be but I’m becoming a CHUD now.

  33. amb October 23, 2017 at 2:56 pm #

    Look at our society. Look at our world; our “civilization”. This perversion of sexuality is just one of numerous indicators of a dying society.

    There is a common denominator to this, and all of the now extinct civilizations of humanity. And every brilliant genius, philosopher, scientist, sociologist, political leader, priest, professor and lay person has missed it.

    Until the individual truly can know himself this will continue.

    The battle is internal, not external. These perversions of life are a reflection of our internal ignorance.

    • tucsonspur October 23, 2017 at 7:03 pm #

      “We have met the enemy and he is us”.

      Can the individual find what isn’t there?

    • Janos Skorenzy October 23, 2017 at 7:19 pm #

      Yes, Life is too constrained and is rebelling in terrible ways against the alarum clock, punch clock, and the very idea of mundane or mechanical time. If people punched their boss instead of a clock, maybe they wouldn’t punch their girlfriend, boyfriend, wife, or husband. Or punch themselves with drugs and degenerate porn.

      Note: Women physically abuse men just as much or more than the opposite. Men are stronger and can do more damage. So typically women hire hit men or emotionally contract out if they want to do serious damage.

      • tucsonspur October 23, 2017 at 7:40 pm #

        Right on, punch out that sob. And that loud, crunching sound of the time clock, alerting you to the reality of the spiritually crushing day ahead.

        STAMP! You’re clocked in and chained up.

        You’re on the chopping block, and it’s the sound of the falling blade.

      • GreenAlba October 24, 2017 at 12:09 pm #

        “Note: Women physically abuse men just as much or more than the opposite. Men are stronger and can do more damage. So typically women hire hit men or emotionally contract out if they want to do serious damage.”

        You’re right that there are women who physically abuse their partners, but completely wrong that is ‘more’ than the reverse.
        You’ll have to provide us with some official statistics about these ‘typical’ women hiring hit men, though. I’m sure even in America life isn’t one long paranoid action movie.

        • Janos Skorenzy October 24, 2017 at 6:28 pm #

          So you admit that Europe has a Muslim rape problem? And that Feminists who put on the hijab as some kind of statement of liberation are bat shit crazy?

  34. tucsonspur October 23, 2017 at 3:29 pm #

    Up With Sex, Up With Love!

    “And that’s why birds do it, bees do it
    Even educated fleas do it
    Let’s do it, let’s fall in love…”

    Great work again, Jim. Did I miss it, the word “love”? But then again this wasn’t a business discussion, was it? Sex sells, love doesn’t.

    Monkeys in the trees do it, and now children on their knees do it.
    The giant porn pustule on Times Square and 42nd was popped decades ago, but seems to have splattered the nation with a prevailing putrescence.

    Here’s the question, and here’s the problem:

    What’s Love Got to Do with It
    Tina Turner

    You must understand though the touch of your hand
    Makes my pulse react
    That it’s only the thrill of boy meeting girl
    Opposites attract
    It’s physical
    Only logical
    You must try to ignore that it means more than that ooo

    What’s love got to do, got to do with it
    What’s love but a second hand emotion
    What’s love got to do, got to do with it
    Who needs a heart when a heart can be broken

    It may seem to you that I’m acting confused
    When you’re close to me
    If I tend to look dazed I’ve read it someplace
    I’ve got cause to be
    There’s a name for it
    There’s a phrase that fits
    But whatever the reason you do it for me ooo

    What’s love got to do, got to do with it
    What’s love but a second hand emotion
    What’s love got to do, got to do with it
    Who needs…

    After all, you can always find it with an app.

  35. John Howard October 23, 2017 at 3:40 pm #

    Trump is going to announce that “what is going on” is gay marriage, and introduce a bill to void all same sex marriages, ban male pregnancy and female impregnation, and protect the reproductive rights of marriage.

    Most wars will end, sense will return to schools, men will stop dropping out to do drugs and get tattoos, happy days will soon be here.

    • GreenAlba October 24, 2017 at 12:17 pm #

      “Trump is going to announce that “what is going on” is gay marriage, and introduce a bill to void all same sex marriages…”

      Isn’t there a section of the US populace that thinks homosexuality is responsible for floods (maybe it was an Iranian Ayatollah, but they do seem to share some oddball views with the US religious right)?

      So maybe voiding gay marriages will be the US contribution to limiting the damage of climate change, since Trump has otherwise withdrawn his support and chosen to make his country an environmental freeloader 🙂

      • GreenAlba October 24, 2017 at 12:18 pm #

        Good luck with ‘banning female impregnation’ though!!

        • John Howard October 24, 2017 at 7:25 pm #

          That refers to a female having sperm made from a skin cell to father offspring, not turkey blaster impregnation using sperm from a male. That would still be legal, for now.

      • John Howard October 24, 2017 at 7:34 pm #

        Do you view terrorism and mass shootings to be unavoidable unpreventable acts of God like floods we should just put up with?

        And yeah, ending gay marriage and saying no to men who want to be pregnant will improve the climate.

      • Epicur October 25, 2017 at 12:32 pm #

        “Isn’t there a section of the US populace that thinks homosexuality is responsible for floods…”

        More a segment than a section, although religious “fundamentalists” are more heavily represented in the Southeastern part. They take the Bible as literally true and inspired (as in “verbal plenary inspiration”) somewhat similarly to the Muslim doctrine that the Koran contains the actual words of Allah.

        There is a lot of cognitive dissonance associated with this belief as a large portion of the people who hold it use “proof texts” to support their beliefs without reading the entire Bible. Those who do read it in its entirety do not do so “critically.”

    • Ol' Scratch October 24, 2017 at 12:45 pm #

      Forgive me for asking, but exactly what are the “mechanics” of male pregnancy? Surely not… asshole… babies… ?

      • John Howard October 24, 2017 at 7:22 pm #

        No they’d do a c-section probably, though they want to achieve birth (they imagine it’s orgasmic) and would keep demanding more funding until they could give birth like a woman.

        MPreg is a popular fan fiction topic that explores all the different ways people can imagine, butt babies, through the penis, out a nipple, maybe you should check it out.

      • GreenAlba October 24, 2017 at 7:34 pm #

        I was wondering about that too. Thought I’d obviously missed some new techno-medical breakthrough!

  36. 100th Avatar October 23, 2017 at 4:29 pm #

    The host is clearly speaking from the vantage of the sexual-privileged!
    Until Americans get uncomfortable, then burdened, with their unquestioned, assumed, and undisputed sexual-privilege things won’t change. And if things don’t change, the sexual minorities will continued to be discriminated against.

    And let’s hurry-up with the social Marxism and get this crucial pillar toppled.. we need to quickly move on to the repressiveness of parenting!

    Onward nihilist soldiers!

  37. FincaInTheMountains October 23, 2017 at 4:43 pm #

    United States have begun mobilization!

    It is impossible to understand the Anglo-Saxon world sitting in the Caribbean.

    Too many nuances that, on closer examination, are decisive in the sense that they change the meaning of events to the exact opposite.

    For example, there was a wave of alarm on FaceBook in connection with the call for active military service of 1000 retired pilots: who are they supposed to bomb Iran or Korea?

    In fact, they call for fighter pilots, which means that if shit hits the fan, they’ll bomb Moscow – Iran simply does not have that many fighters!

    But the question arises: where will these pilots land after such a combat mission? Nowhere will they land and for New Zealand they won’t have enough fuel.

    But I can reassure my fellow ClusterFuckers: as far as I understand these pilots will bomb the city of Washington, specifically the Senate and Congress.

    The fact is that an independent check of combat readiness showed that the F-35 is not a fighter, but a bomber, and even not up to its fighter-bomber title. And Trump decided to return to the regiments of combat readiness F-15 and F-18, and young pilots don’t know how to drive these planes!

    Uuups!

    America in the midst of the crisis with Iran and North Korea, there is no fighter aviation except for 184 F-22s, plus Trump was forbidden to make deal with Russia by both Congress and the Senate!!

    • FincaInTheMountains October 23, 2017 at 4:45 pm #

      sarcasm off

    • FincaInTheMountains October 23, 2017 at 5:27 pm #

      Speaking of wild sex – may be James Comey, Vice President of Lockheed Martin who was moonlighting as an FBI Director, needs his balls fondled with a steam iron – what in the world is with those F35s?

      • tucsonspur October 23, 2017 at 7:23 pm #

        Off, wool, silk, cotton, or linen?

    • Ol' Scratch October 24, 2017 at 12:41 pm #

      I think the ANG still has a fair number of F16s still in service. If it’s like any of the recent wars, the ANG will do most of the heavy lifting anyway. But fighter jets are rarely used for anything other than force projection bluster these days anyway. The American military has become prohibitively risk averse, especially since they know they’ll likely incur a ton of casualties in any “fight” worthy of the name. The sun is rapidly setting on the American empire, but as per usual, the American people will be the last to know.

      • Ol' Scratch October 24, 2017 at 4:35 pm #

        By the way, any significant conflict with North Korea involving manned aircraft at all will mostly see the use the the venerable B-52 (once again!), which is currently being considered for a return to 24 hour alert status once gain for the first time in decades. All while the stealthier, faster, and sexier B1s and B2s continue to do what they do best; provide “heartwarming” flyovers for the sheeple attending NFL and NCAA football extravaganzas, thereby justifying obscene MICC budgets from here to eternity (pun intended)!

        • seawolf77 October 25, 2017 at 9:21 am #

          Ahhh so true, so true and yet no one asks the simple question. Why are we building these new defense systems when what we have already works fine.

  38. Janos Skorenzy October 23, 2017 at 7:25 pm #

    The time for truth telling has come. An end to the Reign of Lies. The wound must be lanced. Can we agree that the idea of the attractive middle aged woman is almost completely a Lie, at least in America and the English speaking world.

    Ladies, you have to strike while the iron is hot. Make hay while the moon shines. Spring squandered cometh not again. All beauty fades and yours is as the dew dried up by the rising sun of time. You are an overblown rose at 40, nay 30, nay often 25. I’ll stop here but I could go further. But a wise man knows when to stop. And a bow shouldn’t be bent past 70% nor exercise done past 70% of effort.

    • FincaInTheMountains October 23, 2017 at 7:34 pm #

      Can you handle the truth?!

    • elysianfield October 24, 2017 at 11:33 am #

      “The time for truth telling has come. An end to the Reign of Lies. The wound must be lanced. Can we agree that the idea of the attractive middle aged woman is almost completely a Lie, at least in America and the English speaking world. ”

      Ahhh, Janos, you have outed your youth.

      Beauty, and the perception of women, change with age of the observer.

      Salma Hayek…51, You see no beauty there? Remember the movie “From Dusk to Dawn”? Even the snake was beautiful….

  39. tucsonspur October 23, 2017 at 8:23 pm #

    I can’t agree. An attractive, middle aged woman, say 35, can be the complete, resplendent flower, with more allure than the blooming bud. With fuller scent and softer petal.

    But you said almost, and leave room for that. Yes, how captivating the young flower, moist with its early dew and ready to seductively unfold.

    What of men and their aging, breaking veins, bloated bellies, and balding craniums? Who would more understand the flaccid state and be patient with one so afflicted? Or has Viagra ended that concern?

    Yes, “gather ye rosebuds”, if you’re not too arthritic.

    • Janos Skorenzy October 23, 2017 at 9:10 pm #

      The French specialize in extending the youth of women. Their past Catholicism now sublimated down (the Tree or Chain of Being) towards this kind of asceticism. They love their pastries and chocolate just like the Germanic and Nordic countries, but then they do “penance” for the sins of the Holidays. This is one of the few admirable aspects of their culture.

      Our balding is to insure that heavily clothed men get enough Vitamin D via the winter sun. I can only stand the Sun from October to April. The rest of the time it’s too hot.

      Bukowski thought that an Old Man and a young woman was the ultimate in sexuality. Death with Life. It doesn’t work as well when it’s an Old Woman with a young man. But I must admit all this is kind of perverse. What wholesome person wants to disgust their partner? Even women have standards, no matter how rich you are. But some learn to hold their nose, evidently.

      • Catconspiracy October 24, 2017 at 9:02 am #

        Dear Dear Janos,

        Reading your comments for some time always astounds at their dissonance and the impossibility of all you contend to be in any way so. You are completely inconsistent. Your ideas are a potpurri, except they stink.

        As having read Buckowski, back in the day, I would like to share I quote:

        “You boys can keep your virgins,” he wrote. “Give me hot old women in high heels with asses that forgot to get old.”

        You contention that he was only into young women just does not hold water. He had no real standards. Would stoop to child rape as well. Which when the taste is for youth, the trajectory to using children is inevitable. See The Fiend for example.

        Adult men enjoy adult women reasonably close to their own age. That is what is meant by sexual normality.

        • Catconspiracy October 24, 2017 at 9:06 am #

          Sorry Bukowski typo.

        • Janos Skorenzy October 24, 2017 at 6:20 pm #

          No he did say the above. But obviously I never said or implied that he only liked young girls. The great love of his life, or at least the love of his youth, was much older than him. And he had a wife or two around his own age.

          Stop reading into the text. You still don’t know your Janos very well.

  40. BackRowHeckler October 23, 2017 at 8:25 pm #

    Phew! Holy Sh-t Jim, that’s some good writing!

    But the content, the content ..

    All I can say don’t expect publications like Atlantic, Harpers or the Nation to print any of your work. You are on their excrement list.

    Which may be a reason also that none of your novels have been picked up by Hollywood.

    Hartford is facing bankruptcy, the State has yet to pass a budget which is 6 months late, and we have debt which cannot and will not ever be paid. So what’s the headline on our local newspaper, the largest in the CT? ‘ROTC Student Joins Suit in Trump’s Transgender Ban’

    I sh-t you not.

    brh

    • malthuss October 24, 2017 at 12:40 am #

      Bring on the collapse.
      Keep your reports, from the front lines, coming.

  41. wm5135 October 23, 2017 at 8:43 pm #

    Janos, damn pal, kind of a brutal life you got there. Did not see Grumpier Old Men?

    • Janos Skorenzy October 23, 2017 at 9:34 pm #

      Have you seen this one?

      amren.com/news/2017/10/woman-25-charged-robbing-81-year-old-man-brown-line/

      Time to get off the brown line, White Man.

      • BackRowHeckler October 23, 2017 at 10:07 pm #

        That’s nuthin.

        In NYC last week elderly couple beaten in a home invasion. How elderly? 100 and 103 years old.

        An elderly actress was beaten pretty bad in Manhattan Sunday, getting off a bus.

        New Urbanism, Old Urbanism, what the hell diff does it make when this sort of thing happens? The law of the jungle prevails, and Enemies of the Human Race (Hostis Humani Generis) are Kings of the Jungle.

        brh

  42. Janos Skorenzy October 23, 2017 at 9:42 pm #

    The Elite are amazed and angered that Trump is going obey Congressional guidelines and opening the Kennedy files to the public. We’re only supposed to know what they want us to know, Congress be damned.

    What did Turd Blossom say? We’re the architects of history. Your job is to try and figure out what we’re doing.

    Isn’t that nice? The very essence of representative democracy and the ethos of a free nation.

    • BackRowHeckler October 23, 2017 at 9:53 pm #

      I wonder if there will be any surprises in that file?

      I’ve always thought Oswald acted alone, a left wing political crank, a loser with an axe to grind.

      Still, when I read that as a 12 year old boy, abandoned by his mother in NYC, he spent his days riding the subway around the city, well, I felt a little bad about that.

      brh

      • Janos Skorenzy October 23, 2017 at 10:49 pm #

        I’m not big on this particular Conspiracy, never studied it. But what I’ve learned from studying Conspiracy in general: Never reject them out of hand. They are often true or at least partly true. And obviously in our repressive culture, yesterday’s conspiracy tends to become tomorrow’s historical fact – as in FDR’s knowledge of the coming Pearl Harbor attack, the attack on the Liberty, etc. You may yet eat crow about Patton!

        Just from my casual knowledge I know that many, many smart people believe on the basis of their studies that there were multiple shooters in the Kennedy assassination.

      • seawolf77 October 24, 2017 at 9:07 am #

        Oswald never killed anybody and there is not a scintilla of court worthy evidence that says he did.

    • seawolf77 October 24, 2017 at 9:08 am #

      I can never get that image of Karl Rove cleaning dog shit off W’s boots out of my mind. It’s like that film of him dancing. It will haunt my dreams forever.

  43. amb October 23, 2017 at 10:51 pm #

    Instead of the billions wasted on space exploration (amongst so many other things), that money should’ve gone into our priority: the exploration into the mind and behaviour of the human being. Plus, why are we going into space when we don’t even have our act together here on earth?! We’ll just screw everything up no matter where we go; take our contagion to other worlds.

    Psychiatry, psychology, psychoanalysis and all their offshoots are total failures.(They were all begun and funded by governments with the intention of developing a technology to control the masses. That makes them invalid right there.)

    It is necessary to look outwards in order to learn, protect ourselves, improve our survival rate, evolve, etc. Yet, there is a great imbalance now, in that technology has gone way beyond humanity’s level of understanding and responsibility.

    We need to look inwards. Forget all of Earth’s false religions (they’ve proven themselves to be just as ineffective as the mental “sciences”. They haven’t taken us anywhere.

    We need to truly understand ourselves and our fellow humans if we are ever going to solve our societal problems and avoid extinction.

    In my opinion, THIS is where the capital, great minds, etc. must focus. We need to make the breakthrough of understanding exactly who we are, what we are, what the principles and science of the spirit and mind is. We need big answers, fast.

    • BackRowHeckler October 23, 2017 at 11:28 pm #

      Amb, I think we’ve pretty much explored all the space we’re going to explore, for the simple reason that there’s nothing out there. Forget about manned expeditions to Mars; its too far away and we don’t have the cash and never will have it again.

      Seafaring European explorers starting in the 15th century, Dutch, English, Portugal , Spanish, Italian, and French, when they took to the Ocean Sea (as the Atlantic was called) they needed a landfall, a destination, even if it was as small as Juan Fernandez Island of the coast of Chile (Robinson Crusoe island). They didn’t get on those leaky, unseaworthy ships and venture out into the unknown without at least having an idea of some destination in their minds. And that destination had to have fresh water, fruit and veggies, game, and preferably a salubrious climate. Mars has none of those attributes.

      I do think tho a future exists for unmanned expeditions like the kind that photographed Saturn and Pluto a few years ago.

      brh

      • beantownbill. October 23, 2017 at 11:47 pm #

        Marlin, there’s a lot left to explore in our own solar system. We could mine an asteroid and get trillions of dollars worth of resources. There’s possibly life under the interior oceans of some of Jupiter’s large moons. There’s probably a ninth planet way, way past the orbit of Pluto that could be 10 times the size of the Earth.

        We can obtain billions of tons of iron, manganese, rare Earth metals, copper, pre-oil organic compounds, etc.,and learn that we may not be alone in the universe by utilizing robotic, unmanned missions. And some day in the future we may be able to personally visit.

        The future is bright for development of space. It’s inevitable if we don’t go backwards, because we will have reached a point where there isn’t enough resources left on Earth.

        • BackRowHeckler October 24, 2017 at 12:10 am #

          Bill, interesting post.

          Indeed, Elon Musk has talked about mining operations on distant planets and asteroids. I do think, however, the mining operations would be done by robots and machines, not people.

          I think once the space station fades out that’ll be the end of manned space flights launched from Cape Kennedy.

          Then again, what do I know? I been wrong about a lot of things.

          brh

          • malthuss October 24, 2017 at 12:42 am #

            We could mine an asteroid and get trillions of dollars worth of resources.

            I read that moon rocks have tremendous energy. I forget
            what type.

          • seawolf77 October 24, 2017 at 9:05 am #

            As pipe dreams go, that one is right up there with low-fat pizza.

          • Ol' Scratch October 24, 2017 at 11:27 am #

            I remember buying some low fat cream cheese one time on a late night munchy run. I was embarrassed when I bought it (as the checker was apparently as well), and even more so when I chucked it in the trash 20 minutes later. At least I bought the small container.

        • FincaInTheMountains October 24, 2017 at 3:03 am #

          Can you bring a Jeffersonian Democracy to Jupiter? I heard they’re in desperate need!

    • beantownbill. October 23, 2017 at 11:54 pm #

      Yes, we have to learn about ourselves, but it would be suicide, imo, to abandon space exploration. Part of who we are is having the need for a frontier. We aren’t built to stay in one place. Note that whenever we were able, we moved on. We explored almost the entire land mass of our planet. When we had the chance, why didn’t we stay in Africa and live in a world made by hand?

      • seawolf77 October 24, 2017 at 10:33 am #

        Space is a long, long, long way away and man is not going there for a long, long, long time.

        • beantownbill. October 24, 2017 at 10:40 am #

          So? Think big. I said robotic, unmanned missions come first.

          • Ol' Scratch October 24, 2017 at 2:33 pm #

            Robotic missions maybe. Doubt it ever progresses beyond that. Government funding won’t be there, and private enterprise will never touch anything like this with such uncertain payoffs.

      • Ol' Scratch October 24, 2017 at 11:08 am #

        What you’re describing is the western doctrine of manifest destiny (the parent of American Exceptionalism), and it’s entirely a myth of western creation, necessitated almost entirely by first Europe’s, and now North America’s, insufficient carrying capacity to support the ravenous hordes that are the Great White Race.

        At some point, by hook or by crook, it not only has to be, but inevitably will be, finally laid to rest. And it appears that that method will be by the inevitable population crash(es) that inevitably happen to species such as ours who have no known natural predators – other than ourselves at least – to keep our numbers in check.

        • GreenAlba October 24, 2017 at 2:44 pm #

          @Ol’ Scratch

          Because of our hubris and unwillingness to listen, it may be that our natural predators, in the form of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, will be the ones to start the ball rolling. It doesn’t look as if we have very long to solve this particular problem.

          What with patients ‘demanding’ unnecessary antibiotics and livestock being stuffed full of them prophylactically to enable them to survive the shocking conditions they’re kept in to keep those burgers coming, I don’t know that the problem is going to be resolved in time.

          • Ol' Scratch October 24, 2017 at 4:25 pm #

            Agreed. By way of mea culpa, I’m on antibiotics as we speak, although I was loathe to do so. Totally destroyed my GI tract. Two more days.

          • GreenAlba October 24, 2017 at 7:21 pm #

            If you need them you need them. Lots of people take them for nonsense like a sore throat or a virus that wouldn’t be helped by an antibiotic anyway.

            Hope you get better soon.

    • 100th Avatar October 24, 2017 at 10:06 am #

      Do viruses need an excuse to spread.
      Humanity is a complex multicellular variety.

    • 2Bornot October 24, 2017 at 1:19 pm #

      Well amb you got me out of the lurking woodwork.

      Among all the cleverness & point-scoring here, you alone hit the nail on the head – and as one would expect, your observations largely ignored by the clever point-scorers..

      What we are seeing in the rapid decline & degradation of virtually all areas of life is simply a precise reflection of our inner condition of ignorance and refusal to acknowledge, let alone come to grips with, the truth.

      The swamp into which we sink will become increasingly unpleasant; never-the-less few will have the courage to grasp the life-lines of, as you say, ‘ understanding… of spirit & mind..’

      We’d rather die first and we will.

  44. beantownbill. October 23, 2017 at 11:28 pm #

    Civilization has advanced well beyond any prior countries or empires. I don’t think it’s valid to automatically compare us to them. The Romans didn’t have lifespans as long as ours, or computers, or instantaneous communication devices, or access to anywhere near our flow of information. They didn’t have weapons of mass destruction that could cause an extinction event.

    Our extreme progress has occurred so rapidly that we do not yet know how this has changed us, except that we have indeed changed and so has our society. We could say that our notions of sexuality have changed, too. For me, personally, I prefer only good, old-fashioned heterosexual sex. But it doesn’t surprise me that we are widening our sexuality in previously forbidden areas. It’s social evolution, baby, and it’s not necessarily bad, and it’s not necessarily the end of the world.

    Great change is upon us; you better get used to it.

    • Ol' Scratch October 24, 2017 at 11:00 am #

      Great change is not necessarily desirable change however, and it might not be anything anyone should ever >desire to get used to in the first place. Frivolous western medical technologies enabled by questionable revenue streams account for most of this sex change non-sense. Take them away – as they will be taken away from most – and all this silliness will evaporate back into the ether from whence it came.

      Personally, I have no problem with someone undergoing sex change therapy if that’s there thing, but they shouldn’t be offended when normal people openly scoff at and ridicule them for doing so, either. Hey! We’re trying to conduct a freaking society here, for crying out loud!

    • elysianfield October 24, 2017 at 11:53 am #

      “But it doesn’t surprise me that we are widening our sexuality in previously forbidden areas. It’s social evolution, baby, and it’s not necessarily bad, and it’s not .

      Bill, I will have to disagree. There is no act, however perverse, that the human mind can conjure that hasn’t been enacted and reenacted throughout history ad nauseum. What is occurring now, your social evolution, is nothing more than a corruption of society, a degeneration of our civilization. It is not the act of perversity that destroys, but rather the demand for general acceptance of that act.

      It probably would be more accurate to describe what is happening as a social revolution, not evolution. And yes, it is bad and indicates that the end of the World (as we know it) is neigh….

    • malthuss October 24, 2017 at 11:57 am #

      . But it doesn’t surprise me that we are widening our sexuality in previously forbidden areas.

      Ergo, the Greeks and Romans [and American Indians] didnt have their catamites?

    • cbeard October 25, 2017 at 5:43 am #

      To Beantownbill and his comments on civilization. When war and especially nuclear weapons are mentioned, it is sometimes said we could be bombed back to the stone age. That is a real possibility as all of our advancements, computers, instantaneous communication devices, etc. come from accumulated knowledge over the ages. Modern man is no more intelligent than ancient peoples. We could easily revert back to something akin to the stone age. As for your comments on sexuality, I maintain that its not social evolution but in fact social devolution. I do believe great change is upon us, and will probably be detrimental to everything and everyone on the planet.

  45. Pucker October 24, 2017 at 12:24 am #

    They dump the US troops into indefensible situations as targets and in deplorable conditions. And now they want to superimpose the larger sexual perversion in Hollywood onto the US military. At some point, young people will realize that society is corrupt and doesn’t give-a-shit about them.

    “In addition to a pungent, nostril-clinging stink that featured a layered mix of corn chips, body funk, and ass, Red’s barracks was also infested with fleas. The insects had established themselves so firmly that nothing could get rid of them. Despite that we all wore flea collars around our ankles and wrists, and that we’d managed to fly in a pest-control team (they left in disgust), each of us had flea bites all over our bodies.”

    “Red Platoon”, Clinton Romesha

    • Pucker October 24, 2017 at 8:30 am #

      “The Slavs need not be educated. The most that they would need to know is traffic signs and a few words in German. They would be the new serfs. It was to be a matter of indifference if they died.”

  46. pequiste October 24, 2017 at 12:58 am #

    Let’s see:

    End of going to movie theatres with the replacement being atomized myriad entertainment choices at home via internet. Sex, violence or stupidity (or all three for that matter) the main selections. Check.

    End of heterosexuality (for the 99%) as previewed by Huxley; viviparous birth really bothers modern Western and many Eastern womenfolk – inconvenient and messy. Third worlder women remain as breeder stock for their males. Western men losing potency due to chemicals in the water supply; G.M.O. foods; obesity; sedentary lifestyle etc. Check.

    Powerful and UNseen forces moving a chaotic planet to a unified World State. Well, maybe a world superstate with 10 “districts.” Check.

    One very prescient science fiction novel about dystopia – “Brave New World” then just add Mike Judge’s cult classic “Idiocracy” and lo and behold: the best synthesized speculations on the sex and entertainment destinations to which we are heading. Club Med it is not.

    youtube.com/watch?v=5wJpdA-LE3o

    • seawolf77 October 24, 2017 at 9:03 am #

      They’re blaming it on Rotten Tomatoes.
      bostonglobe.com/arts/movies/2017/09/08/not-tomatoes-that-have-been-rotten/ALXEVemi8N1F2gs3umt3JL/sto…

    • Ol' Scratch October 24, 2017 at 11:21 am #

      The collapse of the US dollar will likely be the casus belli for introducing a “world state” of some sort, more than likely sold first as an “economic union,” which would then likely be strengthened as it went. Of course if the new monetary unit is all or nearly all electronic – as it almost certainly would be – the power of such a union would be prodigious and almost certainly oppressive right from the start, whether or not there were “boots on the ground” locally to enforce it or not. In fact, I imagine many places would be abandoned altogether and left to fend for themselves, with the long term plan being simply starvation and elimination, possibly with some “friendly” drone overflights to facilitate the process.

      • seawolf77 October 24, 2017 at 11:48 am #

        There are numerous triggers competing for the prize. Climate change, peak oil, the dollar, a new land war in Asia, a terror attack on Saudi oil assets.

  47. Pucker October 24, 2017 at 3:56 am #

    Dystopia….

    “Later this week, Apple is set to begin taking pre-orders for its new smartphone, the iPhone X – which starts at US$$999 and uses artificial intelligence (AI) features embedded in the company’s latest A11 chips. The phone promises new facial recognition features such as Face ID, which uses a mathematical model of a person’s face to allow the user to sign on to their phones or pay for goods with a steady glance at their phones.”

    • windward October 24, 2017 at 8:53 am #

      pre-order. pre-order. further indication of decline.

  48. Pucker October 24, 2017 at 8:59 am #

    There were many Germans who were repulsed by the Na…zi’s, but rather than turn their guns against the Na…zi’s?they threw themselves into the war in order to commit suicide.

    • beantownbill. October 24, 2017 at 10:49 am #

      The implication being that’s what Americans are now doing.

      • Ol' Scratch October 24, 2017 at 11:14 am #

        The technique has been refined in the intervening years. The youngsters by and large don’t join the military to commit suicide per se these days – although many eventually do, by their own hand or otherwise – but rather because there’s simply no other viable employment opportunities out there. Leave it to those wily capitalists to “new and improve” it!

        • 100th Avatar October 24, 2017 at 11:41 am #

          They do it to get ole war bucks uncle Sammy to pay $100k of that $400k college bill.

          It appears that signing over your life is indeed preferable to a college loan.

    • GreenAlba October 24, 2017 at 12:32 pm #

      “There were many Germans who were repulsed by the Na…zi’s”

      Even many of the top brass of the German military despised the Nazis. They just saw them as thugs.

      • seawolf77 October 25, 2017 at 9:45 am #

        Yeah and many slave owners were good people. Right.

  49. malthuss October 24, 2017 at 11:55 am #

    Found this at Takis, SBreaking News from Sweden today: 95,6 % of all attack rapes are done by immigrants.
    A citizens initiativ study project (because the Swedish government don’t do it because its racist) reveals that between 2012 and 2017 – 95,6% of all attack rapes the perpetrator was an immigrant while etnic Swedish males stands for 4,4%
    Immigrant perpetrators, highest and down : 1. Algeria 2. Afghanistan 3. Tunisia 4. Morocco 5. Palestine
    So – the risk for a female in Sweden being attack raped by an Algerian man is staggering 541 times bigger – than from an ethnic Swedish man.
    Further: rape of homosexuals is on the rise – bigly. Group rapes of a homosexual is the normal scenario – and 85% of the group rapists are afghans.(Some divine justice right there because the lbtq community in Sweden love and embrace Islam and muslims.)
    At the same time: SJW’s – Swedish feminists as lbtq and liberals + government blame all men in Sweden to be part of the rape epidemic. Well – you people know the drill. Swedish men must attend: misogynis/racism/not-to-rape/ etc courses in schools and higher education.
    Will Swedish men ever wake up?

    • 100th Avatar October 24, 2017 at 11:57 am #

      It has more to do with Swedish men being eunuchs than it does with immigration.

      • Janos Skorenzy October 24, 2017 at 6:10 pm #

        So raping someone is your preferred test of manhood? I thought we were past that, at least outside the criminal class, but I guess Liberals have resurrected it. Why not? They’ve adopted tattoos if not Pit Bulls. I guess rape is next.

        • 100th Avatar October 24, 2017 at 8:24 pm #

          No, merely pointing out that the decline in rapes perpetrated by Swedish men is more on account on the decline of toxic masculinity in the native population than the increase in foreign born. Does your post hoc ergo propter hoc trump a hasty generalization?

          • Janos Skorenzy October 24, 2017 at 8:59 pm #

            The massive upsurge correlates exactly with the Muslim influx. Sorry bout that sport, but your pets are out of control.

          • 100th Avatar October 25, 2017 at 12:23 pm #

            The toothpaste is out of the tube Vladdy.

            All you can do is whine about it.

            Who says emasculation bears no fruits?

    • elysianfield October 24, 2017 at 12:05 pm #

      “Further: rape of homosexuals is on the rise – bigly. Group rapes of a homosexual is the normal scenario – and 85% of the group rapists are afghans.(Some divine justice right there because the lbtq community in Sweden love and embrace Islam and muslims.)”

      “Great change is upon us; you better get used to it.” BeantownBill

  50. 100th Avatar October 24, 2017 at 12:07 pm #

    “In the meantime, America sinks into a swamp of sexual excess, sexual preoccupation, sexual confusion, sexual recrimination, and sexual remorse.”

    Only the America that tunes into the programming provided by Facebook, Hollywood, mainstream media, politicians, etc.

    Doesn’t take much to turn offf and tune out their electronic programming.

    Semi-intelligent and well rounded children with only the slightest exposure to the Socratic method can easily reject the mindlessness spewing from the arbiters of the zeitgeist.

    Problem is, most kids, and their parents, are not.
    Nation of dolts.

    • Ol' Scratch October 24, 2017 at 12:33 pm #

      In the slightly good news department, I guess Facebook is now officially an “old folks thing,” as the youngsters have all gravitated to Snap Chat, Instagram, and to a much lesser extent Twitter, which is mostly just a device for following celebrities now.

      • 100th Avatar October 24, 2017 at 3:12 pm #

        Hence FB purchasing Instagram

        • Ol' Scratch October 24, 2017 at 4:22 pm #

          Makes sense! Hadn’t heard about that.

          • 100th Avatar October 24, 2017 at 8:10 pm #

            The devil is in the details

  51. volodya October 24, 2017 at 12:08 pm #

    No, a nation of eunuchs and trannies is an arrangement without a future. A country of passive, weepy, dress-wearing “men” is one not long for this world.

    The only way for the polity recently known as the USA to survive is for American men to put on their man-pants and to act like men and for American women to start expecting their penis -wielding counterparts to man-up. No other disposition has any hope.

    Only in this grotesquely distorted order of things could Harvey get away with his predations for so long. There was no apparent thought among the female victims to tell their boyfriend, husband, father, brother because there apparently was no expectation that Harv would be taken to task. Pathetic isn’t it? Any such cuckoldry-gone-mainstream place should have no expectation and no right to continued existence.

    Only the Progressive Left advocates that men stop acting the part. And this is the logical consequence. This is deviance pure and simple but on a societal scale. To the Left no deviancy is too deviant.

    As for those drinking the NRA Kool-Aid, wtf? More guns than people, yet the borders are open, Wall Street fucked everyone over, the jobs went to Mexico and China. Cold, dead hands? They might as well be for all the good they did.

    • akmofo October 24, 2017 at 2:37 pm #

      Only that the fake and staged media is not really reality, and its past ability to influence reality is also close to nonexistent. They have incurred so much negative mindshare that people now are simply boycotting them, and the corporations that support them will be next on the boycott list.

      • 100th Avatar October 24, 2017 at 2:55 pm #

        Yet 90% of the fogies here watch 60 Minutes and its cavalcade of big pharma new addiction ads every Sunday evening after spending their morning digesting the Sunday Times.

        Trained and Broken

        • akmofo October 24, 2017 at 3:30 pm #

          It’s called nostalgia. C’mon, it’s all that they have left.

    • Janos Skorenzy October 24, 2017 at 6:12 pm #

      These women typically hate the kind of men who would protect them. And why should a man do so if he doesn’t have the right to stand up for himself? Masculine gallantry and esteem for women is an extension of the respect he has for himself. All of this is utterly against the Feminist Ethos which sees men as sperm donors and two legged wallets.

  52. ozone October 24, 2017 at 12:18 pm #

    “You’ll be surprised, perhaps, at how *not* permanent these trends may be. The decadent USA, lacking discipline and decorum, lost in raptures of grandiose techno-narcissism, broadcasting its twerked-up gangsta fantasies while it sucks finished goods from other lands in exchange for janky bonded debt, is becoming the international pariah. It’s a good bet that the tensions arising out of that dynamic will, one way or another, provoke the blow-up of the trade and financial systems that nourished the phase of history now passing — with plenty of collateral damage in all the other realms of daily life.” — JHK

    Well, it doesn’t surprise me that this important paragraph has seemingly been ignored by a large portion of the commentariat… Or should I add that the posters of the largest volume of comments have very purposely ignored it.

    “This sucker could go down.” -The Shrub
    Ahh, Shrubby me lad, this sucker is most definitely going to go down. (No sexual reference intended.)

    Again, “You’ll be surprised, perhaps, at how *not* permanent these trends may be.”

    As such, I suggest considering what you (as an individual) are going to do when the Great Crumbling teams up with the Great Decentralization to break those supply lines that once appeared so unbreakable. Fantasies of gluttonous abundance and unicorn farts will have to be put aside in favor of practical concerns.

    Think time is on your side? Give it another think.

    • volodya October 24, 2017 at 12:47 pm #

      Ozone, Time is the one thing that’s always in short supply. It’s ALWAYS against us.

      They talk about “creative destruction” and “disruption” w.r.t. the retail colossi that formerly dominated suburban malls. They were unbreachable and unbreakable until weren’t. I would suggest that
      breachability and breakability also goes for much celebrated modern-day “disruptors”.

      If these disruptors had some clue how to do what businesses are there to actually do, you know, make money, that would be one thing. But these are modern times.

      Now you have lumbering non-profit behemoths like Amazon and – cough – “businesses” whose apparent business it is to piss away losses by the billions. Like this much glorified internet-based taxi service.

      Is this an order of things that can persist? Of course not, it’s as preposterous as that coin-collector pretending to be a billionaire owning that LA hockey team. How did he do It? Bank fraud is how. It didn’t seem plausible that there was a viable business model there and it turned out that there wasn’t.

      Could this sucker go down? Believe your own eyes. They don’t lie.

      • 100th Avatar October 24, 2017 at 3:16 pm #

        It is not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it. Life is long enough, and a sufficiently generous amount has been given to us for the highest achievements if it were all well invested. But when it is wasted in heedless luxury and spent on no good activity, we are forced at last by death’s final constraint to realize that it has passed away before we knew it was passing. So it is: we are not given a short life but we make it short, and we are not ill-supplied but wasteful of it… Life is long if you know how to use it.

        L.A. Seneca

    • pequiste October 24, 2017 at 12:49 pm #

      Reasons enough for the flowering of BDSM and other paraphilias to be blooming abundantly. We subconsciously know we are going to get it, and get it good and hard. Dow up nearly 200 pts!

      Check this selection of anything-but-straight-sex variation flags:

      lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/LGBT-Community-Terminology-and-Flags-448137798

      Bigots! There is no robotic/android-human sex flag! I’m calling the Department of Justice, ACLU and the Silicon Valley Law Center.

      .

      • volodya October 24, 2017 at 1:10 pm #

        Are there any sex-with-sheep flags?

        • Ol' Scratch October 25, 2017 at 10:59 am #

          I hear the gerbil up the anus flag is a doozy! The S&M crowd is partial to ferrets though. Don’t know if they lump them together as a preference or not.

  53. theLman October 24, 2017 at 1:19 pm #

    I actually have never had sex, and I am kind of glad that I have avoided it.

    • akmofo October 24, 2017 at 2:46 pm #

      Ev’rybody Has The Right To Be Wrong! (At Least Once)

      youtu.be/wgqKH0xtY3A

    • elysianfield October 24, 2017 at 5:32 pm #

      L man
      Sex, when performed correctly, can be very satisfying…when done incorrectly, even more so…or so I’ve been told….

      • seawolf77 October 25, 2017 at 9:42 am #

        I’m down with sex.

        • capt spaulding October 25, 2017 at 2:16 pm #

          Sex is only dirty when it’s performed properly.

    • akmofo October 24, 2017 at 6:05 pm #

      Yeah, what he said.

      But think that if you’re lucky what adorable kids you might enjoy the company of: youtu.be/8tsSvdaL87c

    • Janos Skorenzy October 24, 2017 at 6:16 pm #

      The penis can break in the so called feminine superior position. The missionaries had it right when they taught the savages how to do it.

    • Q. Shtik October 24, 2017 at 6:34 pm #

      I actually have never had sex, and I am kind of glad that I have avoided it. – theLman

      ==========

      I don’t know if I have ever seen or heard a full adult making such a comment or admission although surely there must be millions of such people, my own brother (deceased 3 years ago) being one of them.

      It brings to mind a classic (to me) line from the TV series Six Feet Under as spoken by the eccentric character Arthur Martin, a mortuary intern played by Rainn Wilson. Ruth Fisher, mother of the Fisher family who run a funeral home, has a budding friendship with the much younger Arthur but begins to realize, to her dismay, that the relationship is not likely to be physical. She asks Arthur “Have you ever had sex?” He considers for a moment and replies “I believe I have.”

      • seawolf77 October 25, 2017 at 8:42 am #

        That was one creepy dude.

    • John Howard October 24, 2017 at 7:54 pm #

      People that don’t have sex or have only married sex should get a $30 refund on their taxes every year. It’s not fair they should have to pay for all the costs of people who fornicate, which is not a right, is always non consensual.

  54. akmofo October 24, 2017 at 1:25 pm #

    Is It OK For Japanese Women to Date Black Men?

    youtu.be/62gVF5PSL-M

    I don’t think Yan is going to enjoy the answers.

  55. Buck Stud October 24, 2017 at 2:39 pm #

    “And to think that there’s no more smoke to inhale.

    Why go alone? Remember “Saturday Night at the Movies”?”–tusconspur.

    Yep, and I also remember it via one the networks-ABC I believe. And the below was one of the all time great movies ever:

    youtube.com/watch?v=Ld3ZfuN8AEA

    • beantownbill. October 24, 2017 at 3:34 pm #

      I agree with you. I hate to date myself, but I went to my local movie theatre and saw it when it was first released. The cast was very interesting. Some of the actors had successful minor careers in tv later, like Nancy Culp, who went on to play the banker’s assistant in the Beverly Hillbillies, and Ellen Corby, who became Grandma Walton.

    • tucsonspur October 24, 2017 at 3:34 pm #

      Unbelievable! We just watched it this past Saturday night.

  56. seawolf77 October 24, 2017 at 2:51 pm #

    Drive Ins had their day. They went the way of the dodo. Theaters will soon follow.

  57. tucsonspur October 24, 2017 at 3:41 pm #

    Jeff Flake, while declaring that he won’t run in 2018, took the opportunity to try to eviscerate and castrate Donald Trump.

    • tucsonspur October 24, 2017 at 4:57 pm #

      Two Arizona Senators are on their way out. Arizona has voted Republican for president since 1952, with Bill Clinton being the exception in 1996.

      Last year, the Arizona Republic newspaper did endorse Hillary.
      And the Latino voting block is growing, putting us closer and closer to swing state status.

      Our rattlesnake watch is on high alert.

  58. elysianfield October 24, 2017 at 7:28 pm #

    Don’t ask…don’t tell….

    • elysianfield October 24, 2017 at 7:30 pm #

      Once, a philosopher…twice, a pervert.~Voltaire

    • Janos Skorenzy October 24, 2017 at 7:33 pm #

      We all float down here. Think you’re better? You’ll talk once the Master applies the instruments of art to your person.

      Your penance? Read Hawthorne’s “The Minister’s Black Veil”. It deals with secret sin. The Minister made himself a living martyr to combat that which you so glibly endorse.

    • Janos Skorenzy October 24, 2017 at 9:04 pm #

      Bill, I will have to disagree. There is no act, however perverse, that the human mind can conjure that hasn’t been enacted and reenacted throughout history ad nauseum. What is occurring now, your social evolution, is nothing more than a corruption of society, a degeneration of our civilization. It is not the act of perversity that destroys, but rather the demand for general acceptance of that act.

      It probably would be more accurate to describe what is happening as a social revolution, not evolution. And yes, it is bad and indicates that the end of the World (as we know it) is neigh….

      Care to reconcile this with “Don’t ask, don’t tell”? A man who is a different person with different people or situations, is a man who is a stranger to himself. That’s a little strong but it’s a good general point even if doesn’t apply to you. Maybe you can reconcile the two statements.

      • elysianfield October 25, 2017 at 11:20 am #

        ” A man who is a different person with different people or situations, is a man who is a stranger to himself. That’s a little strong but it’s a good general point even if doesn’t apply to you. Maybe you can reconcile the two statements.”

        Janos,
        All men are different persons with different people…this is the definition of “politics”…and it is the lynchpin of polite society.

        Don’t ask, don’t tell? Consider your offering regarding the alleged faggotry of Hugh Hefner. Would it be better not to have known? Society would be impacted if Hugh were still alive, outed himself, and demanded acceptance…yet we were spared that. Acceptance…there lies the issue, because great men will all have embarrassing traits, feet of clay…they fornicate, commit sodomy, lie steal, destroy their enemies, fart in church…. Don’t tell…good advice. Me? Don’t ask….

  59. tucsonspur October 24, 2017 at 7:43 pm #

    It has been said that men of Sodom tried to gang rape male angels.

    • 100th Avatar October 24, 2017 at 8:11 pm #

      Very catholic thing to do tisn’t it

    • Janos Skorenzy October 24, 2017 at 8:56 pm #

      And the Angels defended themselves against the rapists with a blinding Light. Or were they Nordic Aliens trying evacuate the Nordic Lot and his family – the last Whites on the block, before they destroyed that evil den of Homosexual Iniquity?

    • capt spaulding October 25, 2017 at 8:43 am #

      Always with the sodomy. Doesn’t anybody commit gomorrahy any more?

      • seawolf77 October 25, 2017 at 10:28 am #

        I gomorrahed someone last week.

        • elysianfield October 25, 2017 at 11:23 am #

          Great! I just choked on my AM coffee….

        • capt spaulding October 25, 2017 at 2:11 pm #

          sea: Did you use the chicken, or just the ben wa balls?

    • seawolf77 October 25, 2017 at 10:28 am #

      One of the Bible’s many outstanding bedtime stories.

  60. Billy Hill October 24, 2017 at 8:05 pm #

    These days when even the common folk encounter the word “charity” they assume it’s tax deductible.

    Yet the light still glows through the stained glass of Chartres.

  61. Janos Skorenzy October 24, 2017 at 9:29 pm #

    dailystormer.ai/uk-objects-to-un-saying-pregnant-women-because-it-excludes-trannies-feminists-rage/

    This is the universe Elrond and Alby live in and want to force on you. Each Xmas Elrond gives his “wife” (sorry) a renewed subscription to Mother (sorry) Jones magazine. He always apologizes about the title and “she” (sorry) always forgives “him” (sorry). Maybe this year she will finally get sick of his offenses and won’t? Sorry/Not sorry!

    Life is very complicated for these would be saints, these gentle angry people! They hope to find oblivion in Islam perhaps, a big blue recycling bin in the masculine sky….

    • Billy Hill October 24, 2017 at 9:52 pm #

      “Has the Church failed mankind or has mankind failed the Church?

      When the Church is no longer regarded, not even opposed, and men have forgotten

      All gods except Usury, Lust, and Power.”

      • seawolf77 October 25, 2017 at 8:43 am #

        Religion is the root of all evil.

  62. FincaInTheMountains October 24, 2017 at 9:33 pm #

    CLINTON MELTDOWN

    youtube.com/watch?v=zWcxwEnY5vg

  63. Pucker October 24, 2017 at 10:06 pm #

    Dystopia….

    “The Tesla founder tweeted his alarm in response to a VentureBeat article about the possibility of an AI “god” emerging by 2042, reports CNBC. One of the people featured in the article was Anthony Levandowski, Google’s self-driving car engineer who has established a nonprofit religious organization called Way of the Future. Way of the Future’s mission statement is “to develop and promote the realization of a Godhead based on artificial intelligence and through understanding and worship of the Godhead contribute to the betterment of society.”

    And Elon Musk was having none of that. He tweeted a link to the article with the words: “On the list of people who should absolutely *not* be allowed to develop digital superintelligence . . . ” So watch out Levandowski, when it comes to the world of AI, it looks like you’ve just made a very influential and outspoken enemy.”

    • Pucker October 24, 2017 at 10:52 pm #

      I’ve seen the year 2042 in at least one book that I’ve read about AI. The year 2042 must be part of some AI cult prophecy?

  64. Ol' Scratch October 24, 2017 at 10:11 pm #

    Just saw the World Series Game I 7th inning stretch from 100’+ LA. So they’re standing for a rendition of God Bless America now, sung by a Marine in dress blues flanked buy a bunch of service members? Don’t remember ever seeing that before, although admittedly, I haven’t watched baseball for years. I suppose we should just thank God there wasn’t a freaking flyover at least!

    I think it’s safe to say now that America’s corporate mass media faux patriotism displays can officially be categorized as pathological. This must have been exactly how ordinary Germans felt when the Nazi’s began goose-stepping. Won’t be long American sheep until the men with the sheers and knives come for thee!

    • BackRowHeckler October 24, 2017 at 10:52 pm #

      There was a flyover, 4 Navy jets. You must have missed it.

      brh

      • Ol' Scratch October 25, 2017 at 10:43 am #

        It figures. No, I was just flipping around and didn’t really pay much attention to it.

    • BackRowHeckler October 24, 2017 at 10:53 pm #

      How did ordinary Russians feel in the Soviet Union when the Bolshies played ‘The International’?

      brh

      • Ol' Scratch October 25, 2017 at 10:46 am #

        Yeah, the Russkies were pretty big with their state pageants back in the day too. Don’t know what they’re doing these days, haven’t kept up. But all this state glorification bullshit just turns my stomach. Blatant appeals to “patriotism’ are just appeals to the reptilian brain, nothing more.

    • seawolf77 October 25, 2017 at 9:41 am #

      Trump already got them to do the Nazi salute when he made them pledge to vote for him. Seig Trump! Seig trump! Seig Trump!

  65. Pucker October 24, 2017 at 11:16 pm #

    We’re all part of a Greater Hole.

  66. Janos Skorenzy October 24, 2017 at 11:17 pm #

    Columnist Charles Hurt:

    Congresswoman Wilson has long been known for pretty much only one thing: the ridiculous, colorful, feathered, and sequined cowboy hats she sports around the halls of Congress,” he wrote. “Otherwise, she is ignored because of her stultifying ignorance. A clown in a cowboy hat. All hat, no cattle. A hat rack, only dumber. Her style — or distinctive lack thereof — has always been humorously tolerated because she seemed fairly harmless in a place that is increasingly useless.”

    She dresses like Black Pimps used to dress decades ago. She says she always had a “hat fetish”. The school and her father got her to stop wearing Davy Crocket Coon Skin caps (I’m serious). Too bad…

    • BackRowHeckler October 24, 2017 at 11:46 pm #

      How dare you slander this distinguished member of the United States Congress?

      Expect a visit from one or two Secret Service agents within the hour. They know where you live.

      Be prepared to explain yourself, sir!

      brh

    • cbeard October 25, 2017 at 6:08 am #

      That someone like congresswoman Wilson could be elected is very telling on the voters that put her in office.

      • pequiste October 25, 2017 at 8:25 am #

        Miami’s notorious Opa Locka, Overtown, and Little Haiti ‘hoods are integral parts of her Fla. 24th Congoressional District.

        en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florida%27s_24th_congressional_district

        When one has the full and enthusiastic support of the Free Shit Army, anything can happen – electing a clown with a hat fetish (is there a flag for that too?) to what should be a very important job doing the people’s work.

    • seawolf77 October 25, 2017 at 9:38 am #

      As opposed to the tangerine comb over, who is like a cheeto, only more fake tasting. She was with the gold star family and knew them all of their life. She had counseled the man who died his entire life. The people on the receiving end of that call were the heroes. The people who made the call were the zeroes.

      • elysianfield October 25, 2017 at 11:52 am #

        “She had counseled the man who died his entire life.”

        Killed by a pack of Nigers, I believe….

  67. pequiste October 25, 2017 at 12:59 am #

    Volodya challenges my research ability with his request for information concerning a “Bestiality” flag. Gosh, golly; haven’t seen one so maybe the LBGTQUBIN folks could provide some insight into this apparent oversight.

    While “they” are looking for the best color combinations and symbols to represent zoo-sex, a nice informative video interlude ( that would perhaps make the late Hugh Hefner rethink his position on the gender fluidity of Playboy playmates and bunnies) appropriate for Halloween and the CFN’s viewing pleasure:

    youtube.com/watch?v=rxP9pBBVizM

    Whew, that was confusing and corroding in a cosmetically corrupting fashion.

    Now for the real trick or treat: what about a Necrophilia flag to go along with the rest of the sexual debauchery signal corps materiel?

    Let’s run this up the flagpole and see who salutes:

    On a plain black field, a skeleton in high heels, wearing crimson lipstick and a feather boa.

    • Ol' Scratch October 25, 2017 at 10:53 am #

      NOW you’re talking! I’m imagining a pedophilia flag as well, but I’ll leave that one to your imagination.

  68. 2Bornot October 25, 2017 at 3:34 am #

    WOW! I’m a newbie here and tried to find my post & any replies.

    What a clusterfuck! Am I doing something wrong … or is this

  69. 2Bornot October 25, 2017 at 3:35 am #

    WOW! I’m a newbie here and tried to find my post & any replies.

    What a clusterfuck! Am I doing something wrong ? Seems very hard to navigate.. so why bother?

    • 2Bornot October 25, 2017 at 4:34 am #

      Where else could you find the ‘Meaning of Life’, in just a few sentences?

      No, no, please don’t thank me

      It’s what I do.

      • 2Bornot October 25, 2017 at 5:10 am #

        Where else could you find the ‘Meaning of Life’, in just a few sentences?

        No, no, please don’t thank me

        It’s what I do.

        looks like the clusterfuck man likes to exercise his censorship rights. Fair enough. And fuck you..

        .

  70. FincaInTheMountains October 25, 2017 at 5:56 am #

    Female actress in the video is Ksenia Sobchak – Russian opposition candidate planning to run against Putin in 2018:

    youtube.com/watch?t=20&v=JztpreBR51w

    I guess she’s got a hell of a chance to beat Putin in Russian Presidential election.

  71. Pucker October 25, 2017 at 7:32 am #

    Are any of you CFNers on the “Male Pill”?

    You take the Male Pill in the form of pizza slices. A typical dose is 2 slices.

  72. wm5135 October 25, 2017 at 8:24 am #

    seawolf77, an item that one might consider adding to the list of triggers – ocean acidification. Your thoughts on this topic sir.
    wm

    • seawolf77 October 25, 2017 at 9:33 am #

      I forgot about that one. Yes a collapse of the fisheries of the world would deprive a large portion of the world’s population access to a great source of protein. Ominous really what we are doing here. Which horseman of the apocalypse is going to get us?

      • Ol' Scratch October 25, 2017 at 10:55 am #

        Or combinations thereof more likely.

      • malthuss October 26, 2017 at 12:50 am #

        Plastic.
        chemtrails.
        war.

        —my top 3.

  73. Pucker October 25, 2017 at 8:25 am #

    “Aim it for her Tits.”

    Coitus interruptus, also known as the rejected sexual intercourse, withdrawal or pull-out method, is a method of birth control in which a man, during sexual intercourse, withdraws his penis from a woman’s vagina prior to orgasm (and ejaculation) and then directs his ejaculate (semen) away from the vagina in an effort to avoid insemination.

    • pequiste October 25, 2017 at 8:31 am #

      Telling how that climactic portion of the “interruptus” is known, in our hyper-financial and hyper-sexual culture, as the “money shot.”

    • 100th Avatar October 25, 2017 at 2:10 pm #

      I went to a museum in Lima.
      It was set off from the main museum in a different building and you had to purchase a separate ticket to enter.

      Inside are countless sculptures, carved gourds, and ornamental penises. Penises getting blowjobs, penises penetrating women, penises erect, penises dangling, penises being celebrated by multiple women. All pre-Colombian.

      Sex obsessed Incans, or sexually repressed gringos?

      Remember, you can watch countless murders and abject violence on TV, but heaven forbid an exposed breast.

      We’re the crazy ones.

      • Janos Skorenzy October 25, 2017 at 4:01 pm #

        There was a pre-Incan culture that was apparently the most sex obsessed of any in antiquity – the equal of modernity. The Incans subsumed them and put an end to all this. They were fairly puritanical as far as we know. They weren’t too bad as Imperialists go – only a bit of ritual human sacrifice. The Romans of the Indo-American world. Great organizers and builders, taking from the more brilliant cultures that preceded them as did the Aztecs – without being the horrors that the Aztecs were. They may have destroyed a White Culture: the Inca Elite were almost as White as the Spanish Conquistadores.

  74. FincaInTheMountains October 25, 2017 at 8:36 am #

    Ksenia Sobchak:

    For some people, Putin is primarily a tyrant and dictator, for other people he’s a ruler who keeps the Russian World and raised Russia from its knees, but for me he’s primarily a person who helped my father in a difficult situation. I remember about thisKsenia Sobchak said.

    It is very interesting that Ksenia remembered the help that Putin provided to her father – he saved him from death, when the governor of St. Petersburg, Yakovlev, ordered Sobchak to be assasinated, and Putin, risking not only his own life, but also he life of his family, using secret KGB pathways led him through the window on the border.

    By the way, Putin recently responded to the journalists’ questions about his own daughters, saying that he had hid his family then, and still has not taken it out of the hiding.

    • 100th Avatar October 25, 2017 at 12:16 pm #

      “Forget it Donny, you’re out of your element”

      -Walter Sobchak

  75. volodya October 25, 2017 at 9:51 am #

    One reason the struggling middle class doesn’t go to movies anymore is the price of tickets, depending on where you live of course. Then factor in the cost of popcorn, candy, drink etc.

    • seawolf77 October 25, 2017 at 10:26 am #

      Entertainment in general is out of control. I think an NFL football game is something like $300 minimum for a couple.

    • benr October 25, 2017 at 11:22 am #

      Cost is one problem but obnoxious fellow movie watchers has been a huge problem in my neck of the woods.
      The last several movies I have actually had to ask people to quit talking, turn off their phones or worse get in the middle of a close to fist fight over the above. At least twice the Police have had to be called over gang banger wannabes think they are tough and want to run their mouths through the entire movie daring someone to tell them to pipe down.

  76. janet October 25, 2017 at 10:53 am #

    “Clinton campaign, DNC paid for research that led to Russia dossier” —finca

    Yes, it was good research which has been corroborated. The FBI is using it to guide their investigations and all Steele’s dossier has checked out.

    • benr October 25, 2017 at 11:23 am #

      The absolute never of the DNC to accuse others of what they have been doing for the last forty years.
      Imagine that right out of the rules for radicals Saul Alinsky play book.

      • janet October 25, 2017 at 12:43 pm #

        The DNC has never done golden showers with prostitutes. Donald Trump does golden showers with prostitutes.

      • Janos Skorenzy October 25, 2017 at 1:32 pm #

        Yup, psychopaths always do that. Do they lack imagination or is it some kind of psychological law – a revenge of latent conscience? Thus Hillary accuses Trump of abusing women – she who managed the Bimbo Eruptions in Bill’s wake. And accused Trump of Russian collusion after profiting from a deal that sold Russia a huge amount of uranium.

        • benr October 26, 2017 at 6:12 pm #

          Lest we forget that Hillary also got an accused rapist off and bragged she knew he was guilty!

      • benr October 26, 2017 at 6:14 pm #

        Oh the hit piece story that Hillary paid for?
        Yea that didn’t happen Trump is a neat freak and germ phobic.
        Surprise with the huge list of deviant sexual the DNC supports that golden showers are not on the list of accepted normal behavior according to the progressive aka communist party known as the DNC!

  77. volodya October 25, 2017 at 12:03 pm #

    Republicans and Democrats alike are going to have to make a decision, whether to keep exclusively serving the narrow interests of the Davos Club.

    People like Tom Friedman have told all kinds of fairy-tales about globalism. They’ve written, gone on TV and animatedly told all kinds of tall tales. Too bad about all that time and energy pissed away because the system they advocated is unworkable.

    The leading lights in favor of globalism and open borders and free trade can deplore all they like, they can hurl accusations of ignorance and xenophobia and racism at opponents, but the problem with globalism is that the arithmetic doesn’t pan out. Not even remotely.

    You can see the physical manifestations of the bad math for yourself in your travels through the American interior, in all the boarded up and hollowed out towns and cities.

    That these communities and their degraded condition are themselves illustrations of impermanence ought to be persuasive to those people mostly along the coast-lines who loudly tell us to get over it, that this is the new normal.

    Well, this “normal”, as JHK sez, is based on a preposterous system of importing goods made in third-world sweatshops and paid for with janky bonded debt. “Janky” is putting it mildly. This is one more arrangement with no future. As JHK sez this is one installation of the human condition which, no matter how permanent-seeming, doesn’t have the requisite fact-based underpinnings.

    Referendum by referendum, election by election, reality re-asserts itself. Look at Trump, Brexit, Catalonia and election results in Austria and now the Czechs Republic. People living in fantasy worlds like Jeff Flake and a lot of other people are on the wrong side of events. Too bad for them.

    • malthuss October 25, 2017 at 2:07 pm #

      Paul Krugman, Public Enemy #1.

      • volodya October 25, 2017 at 2:29 pm #

        Yeah, and this guy’s a Nobel winning economist. Tells us debt doesn’t matter because we owe it to ourselves. Totally bizarre. This is Twilight Zone with Rod Serling.

  78. janet October 25, 2017 at 12:41 pm #

    Down with sex! Down with the internal combustion engine!

    Six weeks ago, state media in China revealed that the country was evaluating in what year it should end the sale of new vehicles powered by gasoline and diesel fuel.

    The Chinese car market is the world’s largest, at 31 million vehicles last year. Carmakers have no choice but to follow the country’s rules if they want to remain relevant globally.

    Now, suddenly, we starting to hear serious discussion about “the end of the internal-combustion engine.”

    I can’t wait.

    • Q. Shtik October 25, 2017 at 12:53 pm #

      Now, suddenly, [we] starting to hear serious discussion… – janet

      ===========

      Writing your comments in Ebonics now?

      • malthuss October 25, 2017 at 2:14 pm #

        Then discussion should be discussionzz.

    • Ol' Scratch October 25, 2017 at 8:34 pm #

      Down with janet!

      I can’t wait!

    • volodya October 25, 2017 at 3:08 pm #

      “Progressives” (I put the word in quotations because I haven’t seen anything from – cough – “progressives” that has much to do with progress) make a fetish of racial-religious-ethnic-linguistic identity ie multi-culturalism especially when it stands in opposition to mainstream Anglo-American language and custom and culture.

      And so this is to be expected no? When you push the idea of division and differentiation some people will take you seriously. This is the sure and direct way to hell.

      Progressives draw themselves to a great height, put on their superiority head-dresses, do their superiority dances and tell us “facts and evidence”. So yeah, facts and evidence, great idea. Just look overseas. Let’s see, what’s in the news lately, oh yeah, Rohingya and Buddhist in Burma and the Rohingya getting the worst of it and getting chased out. Yes, this is a model we want on this side of the pond.

      • Janos Skorenzy October 25, 2017 at 3:54 pm #

        The Rohingya thing is grotesque: their ancestral nation is right next door. All they have to do is walk for a day or two and they’ll be home. The Burmese don’t want them because they don’t want a Jihad that destroys their culture – and for this the world press damns them to hell. And engages in endless sob stories about the Rohingya who refuse to go for a little walk. Fuck them both.

        Of course they don’t want to go home. The prefer to stay and destroy Burma and enslave the Burmese. Fuck them and all those who support them.

  79. volodya October 25, 2017 at 2:38 pm #

    IMO entertainment is going to go low tech. Remember vaudeville? Of course not, that was a long time ago. Essentially they were variety shows live on stage, singers, dancers, comedians, jugglers, acrobats….this was before TV from the mid-late 1800s to the 1930s.

    The earliest TV shows were pretty much televised vaudeville. There wasn’t much of a time gap between the winding down of the vaudeville type of entertainment to the onset of TV.

    Look for vaudeville to resurge. Coming soon to a place near you.

    • Ol' Scratch October 25, 2017 at 8:33 pm #

      Good point, but I think it will likely go higher tech first. As in using motion capture to replace actors altogether in the high tech action flicks the youngsters are fond of, which will likely be all that remains of the big budget movie industry before long. TV will rely on the same for the big budget stuff like ‘Game of Thrones’ as we’re already seeing, while the mainstream dramas will slowly do the same while also reigning in their aspirations. What that will mean mostly is that ‘serious” dramatic series will have a much tougher go of it getting approved and renewed and that run times will be shorter, as well as lesser series with a cheaper and more repeatable formula (Modern Family, The Big Bang Theory) and a broader viewing audience will have an easier go of it.

      But yes, agreed, long term, vaudeville and general entertainment will be a growth industry (especially locally), while the current techno-lunacy definitely will not.

  80. FincaInTheMountains October 25, 2017 at 2:53 pm #

    Paul Krugman, Public Enemy #1

    Paul Krugman is one of those guys who take economic theories specifically developed by Anglo Saxons to sabotage the economies of their geo-political competitors at face value.

    Speaking about being caught in your own propaganda!

    • Janos Skorenzy October 26, 2017 at 1:25 am #

      Right. Never take responsibility. It’s rule number one. Whatever the Tribe does, it’s really the doing of Anglo-Saxons – as long as it’s bad that is. Anything good is completely the doing of the Tribe of course.

  81. FincaInTheMountains October 25, 2017 at 3:46 pm #

    Las Vegas shooter’s vital organs are missing

    Left kidney, liver and a pair of balls were missing from the body of Stephen Paddock, depriving investigators of a potential key source of information on why he killed and maimed so many people, BCD News has learned.

    Paddock is believed to have removed the body parts after fatally shooting himself five times in the back of the head, and the missing parts are believed to be auctioned on the EBay, sources told BCD News.

    Investigators digging into Paddock’s background also learned that he purchased designer drugs to ease the pain while collecting the bids, but without the liver to examine it is impossible to know if he ever used the drugs, one source said.

    The absence of substantial parts of the suspect balls has left investigators struggling to piece together what triggered Paddock to put 5 shots in the back of his own head on Oct. 1.

    Authorities are examining every piece of genetic material of Paddock’s – from his family, friends and associates to his sex partners.

    So far, his balls that could hold the clue to the mystery, has been elusive to investigators.

    abcnews.go.com/US/las-vegas-shooters-laptop-missing-hard-drive/story?id=50709285

    WARNING: some parts of ABC news story was edited by me to make a little more fucking sense.

    • FincaInTheMountains October 25, 2017 at 3:51 pm #

      Clarification: Left kidney that is when you look at the guy it should be on his left side (from your perspective), or may be vice versa – journalists are busy finding the answer to that absolutely vital question.

    • Ol' Scratch October 25, 2017 at 8:00 pm #

      I like this “new, edgier” Finca commentary we’re seeing here! THIS is the kind of sensationalistic, intelligently fictionalized commentary the modern American blog reader expects, and I SALUTE you for providing it!

      • FincaInTheMountains October 25, 2017 at 9:02 pm #

        He cried, then laughed, then bristled like a hedgehog,
        He mocked us.

        Well, he’s a madman, what can you do?

        Vladimir Visotsky, 1974, “Letter from a Nuthouse”

        • Ol' Scratch October 26, 2017 at 8:16 am #

          “When the going gets weird, the weird go pro.”

          -Hunter Thompson

          Who will shoulder the mantle of becoming our modern day Rasputin? Trump might be the harbinger, but I have the feeling we haven’t seen anything yet.

      • FincaInTheMountains October 25, 2017 at 9:04 pm #

        youtube.com/watch?v=pX06wlCAcUI

    • elysianfield October 26, 2017 at 12:16 am #

      “So far, his balls that could hold the clue to the mystery, has been elusive to investigators.”

      Finc,
      I got one of his balls on Ebay for $17.00…with free shipping. I’m gonna try to collect the whole set….

  82. FincaInTheMountains October 25, 2017 at 6:45 pm #

    Hillary and a bucket of water

    Finally I watched Sunday’s political programs. They are practically empty, but the tone of these programs has changed: they do not speak well of Trump, but they clearly show the desire for objective coverage not in the main, but in detail, hinting at the possibility of an objective coverage in the main.

    The impression is that the journalists were warned: “On Tuesday an article will be published in the Washington Post on the Hillary’s artistry, after which her control over the media will be under a big question. And in general, the incandescence of anti-Tramp and anti-Russian propaganda should be reduced by half”.

    And that’s what we see now. Against Hillary the media today launched a real attack, after which Trump can dismiss Mueller at any time, as a conflict of interests impersonated. But it looks like he will not fire him, but force him to investigate Hillary’s ties with Russian intelligence, and then the relations of Hillary with ISIS and with Ukrainian oligarch Ihor Kolomoyskyi, who sold Soviet missile technology to North Korea.

    The funniest thing is that everything I wrote about Hillary for the last 7 years, but especially the last two years, turned out to be true with a high degree of accuracy, and judging by everything will soon be the mainstream.

    • Ol' Scratch October 25, 2017 at 8:14 pm #

      One can only hope that after the US finally collapses and reorganizes into something that makes more sense, the election of 2016 and the two misanthropic carnival characters it produced will be permanently be expunged from whatever manner of history gets written in the aftermath. Awful as Trump is standing in the limelight, Hillary is perhaps even more grotesque fully obscured in the shadows. What a freaking pair! Imagine those two miscreants actually carrying on a torrid love affair behind the scenes! Wouldn’t THAT be a sight!

      • seawolf77 October 26, 2017 at 8:47 am #

        Mummy porn.

      • VCS October 26, 2017 at 1:28 pm #

        I imagine them in adjoining prison cells.

        • VCS October 26, 2017 at 1:43 pm #

          But if they request time in the yard together, that’s OK with me —

  83. Pucker October 25, 2017 at 7:44 pm #

    Dystopia….

    They’re trying to invent a “Male Pill”.

    It seems that a stumbling block to creating a successful male oral contraceptive is finding a chemical compound that won’t interference with testosterone levels. If one takes too much testosterone it literally makes a Male belligerent and combative. If they get the formula wrong, they could either turn men into transgenders or into Mr. Hyde’s. I wonder what all the chemical experimentation has done to American women generally? Mrs. Jekyll….

  84. Pucker October 25, 2017 at 7:46 pm #

    Somewhere there’s a laboratory replete with cages containing freakish animals that are the failed results of the Male Pill experiments?

  85. FincaInTheMountains October 25, 2017 at 9:19 pm #

    There was NO SEX in the Soviet Union! (Only brotherly love)

    youtube.com/watch?v=JYU5aUTMNvM&t=84

    • akmofo October 26, 2017 at 10:16 am #

      1975 vintage:
      youtu.be/-rp6DcNgfC8

      • stelmosfire October 26, 2017 at 2:03 pm #

        Off topic, but great pics of a bygone USA!

        shorpy.com/

        Thousands of great photos.

        JHK as a painter, you may like this page. He posts fine paintings by many artists I never studied.

        • stelmosfire October 26, 2017 at 2:04 pm #

          Sorry I forgot the link.

  86. janet October 25, 2017 at 9:54 pm #

    IMPEACHMENT JUST AROUND THE CORNER

    Among white evangelical Christians surveyed, 66% say they support Trump, down from 74% a month ago.

    The president’s approval also dropped from 68% to 56% among white men without college degrees over the past month.

    Fox’s poll reports that 51% of Americans disapprove of how Trump is handling tax reform.

  87. Pucker October 25, 2017 at 10:17 pm #

    I want to sniff Ksenia’s panties and keep her panties in a ziplock bag in my cigar box in my closet. Who’s the bloke in the video? He’s weird-looking.

    “Female actress in the video is Ksenia Sobchak – Russian opposition candidate planning to run against Putin in 2018:

    youtube.com/watch?t=20&v=JztpreBR51w

    I guess she’s got a hell of a chance to beat Putin in Russian Presidential election.

  88. Janos Skorenzy October 26, 2017 at 1:16 am #

    dailystormer.ai/black-free-hug-guy-with-jew-sounding-name-punches-white-girl-in-the-face-when-she-re…

    Alby begins to sputter once she reads this, blurting to Allwrong, “It’s the fault of White Men.” Allwrong’s prim little smiles broadens and he nods his head with approval. Their dog Wolf wags his tail in approval and rolls on the ground to get his belly old scratched. A happy Canadian-American family!

    • Q. Shtik October 26, 2017 at 11:47 am #

      What is a belly “old?”

      • Janos Skorenzy October 26, 2017 at 12:55 pm #

        Why see it as “belly old” and not “old scratched”? We must cast our nets as widely as possible, eh? The form of this world is passing away, the time is short and the harvest, heavy.

  89. Pucker October 26, 2017 at 5:08 am #

    Dystopia….

    “LAS VEGAS – The company stacked brochures in funeral parlors around Sin City. On the cover: a couple clasping hands. Above the image, a promise: “Providing Options in Your Time of Need.”

    The company, Southern Nevada Donor Services, offered grieving families a way to eliminate expensive funeral costs: free cremation in exchange for donating a loved one’s body to “advance medical studies.”

    reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-bodies-brokers/

    • pequiste October 26, 2017 at 8:46 am #

      Now that’s what I’d call an expected progression for hyper-finance Capitalism: everything is eventually for sale.

      Live humans, dead humans; anything for a buck. You can buy anything or any service. Just ask COngress or your local jurisdiction’s tax office.

      NOthing is sacred. It’s just bizness.

      Perhaps the final step in this development would be to ( prior to cremation of the corpse) to “lease” it out to an “interested party” for some – ahem (this is going to sound really sick but it is the topic of this missive after all) – necrophilia. Yes, have a care-free fling then cremation of the dead partner (one time use only please, for health reasons you understand.)

      The question on everyone’s mind after the transaction: do you smoke after sex?

      (Now I hate myself.)

      • FincaInTheMountains October 26, 2017 at 11:04 am #

        Capitalism is a quasi-religion of Judas, who, like Peter betrayed Christ, but Peter repented of his betrayal and became a saint – like JFK did, and Judas preferred to hang himself on an aspen, just not to admit his guilt, his betrayal, and his sin.

      • elysianfield October 26, 2017 at 12:02 pm #

        ““advance medical studies”

        Pequiste,
        Sounds like a rational approach to the study of Abnormal Sexual Behavior….I would not prefer to be one of the scientists behind the large mirror in the room during the “study”, but would rather wait for the CD to come out…for viewing in…private.

        Don’t ask…Don’t tell.

    • elysianfield October 26, 2017 at 12:24 pm #

      Puck,
      A very unsettling report…I’d thought I’d seen it all…. I’m sorry I read it….

  90. seawolf77 October 26, 2017 at 8:33 am #

    I finally understand who Donald Trump is, the white Muhammed Ali. One of the great memories of all time… of all TIME.

    • pequiste October 26, 2017 at 8:48 am #

      More like Elmer Gantry.

  91. FincaInTheMountains October 26, 2017 at 10:58 am #

    The more I watch Solovyov’s talk show on Russian TV, the clearer it becomes to me that Russia has three allies:

    Army, Navy and Israeli Intelligence Nativ.

    But Jews certainly can not return to Russia and tear off the head of the Western Black Project there, also known as the Dostoevsky’s Demons, as they did in October 1917.

    Moreover, in Russia no one thanked them for that, including themselves.

    • FincaInTheMountains October 26, 2017 at 1:42 pm #

      For various reasons, the West perceives the Russian Bolsheviks as a single whole, while the Bolsheviks were always divided into Trotskyites – who perceived Russia as an expandable material to ignite the world-wide revolution (Dostoevsky’s Demons, Trotskyites, Western Black Project, NeoCons, Clintonoids) and Leninists-Stalinists, the builders of the Red Russian Empire.

      The struggle between the two continued throughout the existence of the USSR, it continues today, just like in US.

  92. Q. Shtik October 26, 2017 at 12:38 pm #

    Once again Fred Reed brilliantly explains the obvious:

    fredoneverything.org/

    Why do so many fight the obvious?

    • elysianfield October 26, 2017 at 12:42 pm #

      Absolutely.

      fredoneverything.org/anti-togetherness-the-virtues-of-disunity/

      • Janos Skorenzy October 26, 2017 at 1:13 pm #

        Yes, well said by Fred. Yet he doesn’t really believe it or makes an exception for his adopted people, the Hispanics, whom he thinks have every right to force themselves on and into North America. And if Whites don’t like it, they’re racist scum. This despite his being well received at American Renaissance Conferences. In retrospect at least, this was a huge mistake. He serves his Mexican Wife and her people. He has shifted his allegiance. It might not matter so much if he had married a Samoan who people are not numerous enough to threaten America. But the principle would still be there.

        • elysianfield October 26, 2017 at 3:08 pm #

          Janos,
          Fred is not acting out of character…he sees and understands the upper-middle class culture of the Mexicans and finds little to indict. I see no Failure in Fred’s offering. He sees the issue as do I…cultural, not necessarily racial.

          I see and understand your issues with miscigination…but I cannot accept them in lockstep…not all of them, in any case.

          • Janos Skorenzy October 26, 2017 at 6:45 pm #

            Race is a key component in Culture. Even the Blacks who can fit in don’t wish too: we are just too different from them. Likewise the Mexicans by and large. But yes, the upper class of Mexico is largely White. Ditto all of Latin America and Brazil. They’re the ones who keep the lights on, obviously. Surely you don’t think the Mestizos and Blacks do? Are you forgetting about their miserable IQs and thuggish temperaments?

            But our Boy Fred will have none of this. He REFUSES to talk about White Latin America, implying it’s all one. Thus he won’t talk about the poor quality of the people coming here, except for the obvious criminal elements. The mass ingress simply means a vastly lower quality of life and a completely different culture. Why would any White want the end of Western Culture in his own nation? You don’t – but you’re not seeing clearly either.

            Btw, and just to be clear: I obviously don’t believe that all of Culture can reduce to race. Whites fight amongst themselves and non White Nationalist wants Muslims, even if they’re Blonde or Red Bearded Nordics. Race is necessary but not sufficient as a component in Nationhood.

          • elysianfield October 26, 2017 at 8:27 pm #

            Janos,
            I know you are not so simple to rely on race as an arbiter…but the issue is much deeper. Problems in the US were never about race, they were about a dysfunctional culture that many blacks enjoy that can not be countenanced by the keeper of the culture, white Americans. The fact that our enemies, or detractors, controlled the issue by demanding that “race”, rather than a corrosive and dysfunctional culture be the point of argument, was a brilliant tactical move.

            Who can argue race, and not be destroyed by the media, nor ignored by polite society? Race is a nebulous concept, poorly defined, and impossible to use as an arbiter of quality in a human being…it is impossible to defend.

            Culture, however…. Who can embrace black dysfunction? Who will embrace the criminal, the lout? There will be those highly educated (and otherwise) apologists that would like to explain WHY the dysfunction occurs…but selling the ghetto’s worst excesses to the masses… not so easy…no one will call it acceptable with a straight face…e.g. the Detroit weekly casualty rate. The apologists never argue the quality of the worst excesses of black culture…they suggest how it happened and how to FIX it.

            Our culture has been sold a bill of goods…we complain about the culture of a group who does not manifest civilized behavior, disrespect for education, hatred of whites and a studied refusal to assimilate, and we have to argue the point on race…an argument that is untenable, and unheard. The issue is CULTURE, always has been, and to argue otherwise is an unwinnable position.

          • Janos Skorenzy October 26, 2017 at 11:42 pm #

            All Black Cultures tend towards hyper-violence, and when living among Whites, hyper-criminality. Take England for example: they went there as voluntarily and as free men, yet their behavior is exactly the same as here. Ditto the Black Africans who have come to France, either Muslim or otherwise.

            It’s simply what they are. You need to spend more time studying animals. Retriever pups don’t need to be taught to retrieve, they retrieve naturally. It’s been bred into them. Of course the trait can be fine tuned – but only since it’s there to begin with. Other dogs don’t retrieve – and you’ll never teach them to. Other breeds are in the middle. Ditto with other traits. Each breed has their own “culture”? Ok, have it your own way. Use any word you want. But it’s genetic first.

            Blacks are far more violent than the other sub-species of Man, quite literally the Pit Bulls of the Human family. You’ve been out of the Jungle for too long – you’ve begun to forget the Laws of the Jungle.

          • elysianfield October 27, 2017 at 12:30 am #

            Janos,
            The strength of the argument centered upon culture is that an individual who is “unworthy” is easily identified and “sanctioned”…something impossible to do with a race-based argument. All you say regarding the black race is a given…in general. A culture-based argument can be correct and specifically applied to an individual, with race not an issue. Blacks of high intelligence and civility are not impugned by a cultural argument. Ghetto blacks have no defense.

            You are correct however…I have been off the streets a long time, and I live in an area (carefully chosen) bereft of cultural or racial diversity.

            Genetics in dogs is innate, culture in humans, environmental. Labs DO have a predisposition to chase and retrieve. Blacks, in a ghetto culture, a predisposition to offence…both dogs and humans can have traits enhanced through training, or have various traits beaten out of them…impolitic as it sounds.

            We are in general agreement…the vector of the argument is just more specific with culture…race based argument is too broad, and devolves often into less than civil discourse.

    • FincaInTheMountains October 26, 2017 at 1:29 pm #

      Sorry, folks, completely disagree. Fred explains not the obvious, but the trivial.

      I’d call his piece “Views of Petite Bourgeoisie on a Nation-building matters”

      • Janos Skorenzy October 26, 2017 at 1:46 pm #

        In other words, nations should be as diverse and therefore weak, as possible. How else will the Globalists be able attain World Government?

        Towards that end: dailystormer.ai/rat-bastard-paul-ryan-trying-to-sneak-in-beaner-amnesty-in-upcoming-budget-bill/

        Who is more despicable Cuck Ryan or Traitor Johnny Mc Amnesty?

        • FincaInTheMountains October 26, 2017 at 2:17 pm #

          You think you could build a Nation from small-time Seven-Eleven owners?

      • Q. Shtik October 26, 2017 at 2:03 pm #

        Finc, I will ‘cut you some slack’ (Google this expression if it is unfamiliar to you) on your use of the word trivial since American English is not your first language. (see definition below)

        Fred’s excellently expressed observations concerning disunity are anything but trivial. In fact I can’t think of anything in this day and age of more import.

        Definition:

        triv·i·al

        adjective
        of little value or importance.

        synonyms: unimportant, banal, trite, commonplace, insignificant, inconsequential, minor, of no account, of no consequence, of no importance;

        • FincaInTheMountains October 26, 2017 at 2:20 pm #

          Google that

          img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/5503/ansiger.29/0_7b644_7182159d_L.jpg

          • elysianfield October 26, 2017 at 3:15 pm #

            Finc,
            Can you give us a literal translation? The use of the gesture in a particular situation?

          • pequiste October 26, 2017 at 3:42 pm #

            Well, tarnation.

            That’s a “figa.”

            Had a Peruvian girlfriend who wore a charm of said item and explained it had three meanings:

            – Talisman against the evil eye.

            – Symbol of female genitalia. For a phallus it would be a “figo.”

            – As a symbol for lesbians: to indicate an interest in fist-f**king.

            In Slavic cultures, according to online sources, it is a non-discursive “denial of request/service” statement.

            What do you say, Finc?

            (My Peruvian friend also had a red corn charm and gave one to me as a gift. It had nothing to do with corn-h*oling, just a symbol of prosperity & good fortune she explained. Although in our topsy-turvey world it could mean just that and a whole lot more.)

        • FincaInTheMountains October 26, 2017 at 3:58 pm #

          en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fig_sign

          • akmofo October 26, 2017 at 4:21 pm #

            You forgot the butter.

          • FincaInTheMountains October 26, 2017 at 4:33 pm #

            Adding butter to that particular dish may cause an unprecedented level of confusion in the mind of a certified accountant.

  93. the camels bell October 26, 2017 at 1:57 pm #

    The demiurge’s greatest trick is cause everyone to believe he doesn’t exist.

  94. Pucker October 26, 2017 at 5:09 pm #

    During the Holocaust, the J..e,ws were being ext…erm,,inated in such a way that they didn’t know that they were being ext,,,er,,min,,ated.

    Thus, the question is: Are we being ext,,erm..inated?

    • pequiste October 26, 2017 at 5:39 pm #

      Slowly, for the time being, that is.

      There is a nasty strain of “The Plague” currently playing in Madagascar and East Africa. Could go popular anytime as some refugees come for a visit to anywhere (except where a government has strict immigration controls.)

      The Autumnal crisp blue skies of Europe and North America have an added extra fluffiness in the high-altitude spraying of “khemtrayls.” Breathe deeply Y’all.

      WHat other trick-or-treat surprises do the Evil-Fuckers-In-Charge have in store for us Halloweenies (that would be the 99%)?

      Just stay tuned to the CFN channel and perhaps we shall find out ensemble.

      • Ol' Scratch October 26, 2017 at 8:50 pm #

        If you truly believe that death is not the end as all of the world’s sham religions preach, then death largely loses it’s sting. Not that that makes it right what our world’s evil leaders are doing to us all, but it at least shines a bright light at the end of the tunnel.

  95. Rita06 October 26, 2017 at 5:16 pm #

    Transsexuality, homosexuality (probably even sex adiction) are all the result of the energy excess at the personal level: too much calories from food and too little sleep from artificial light and noise. I recently published a study on how lack of sleep and modern diet cause homosexuality. Once industrialization will go in the reverse due to Peak Oil, homosexuality and transgenderism will also decrease. People will eat less, sleep more and their sexuality will normalize.

    • elysianfield October 26, 2017 at 8:34 pm #

      Rita,
      Interesting concept. What parallels did you find in history, recent or otherwise, to re-enforce your premise?

      • Ol' Scratch October 26, 2017 at 8:56 pm #

        Agreed, although I think there are possibly additional factors also related to industrialism and cheap and abundant energy. Very provocative!

  96. Ol' Scratch October 26, 2017 at 8:36 pm #

    Had to laugh when I read this:

    washingtonpost.com/local/trump-expected-to-release-remaining-jfk-assassination-documents-thursday/20…

    Not that anything that gets released is going to “shine any light” on anything of substance other than the fact that the Deep State is firmly in charge and that they’ll do almost anything to protect their secrets from the American Sheeple, but it’s funny to see the official waffling nonetheless.

    I don’t what the government in DC is exactly or who’s in charge of it, but it’s damn sure not anything that anyone voted for. The American Sheeple and the entire world that now looks to it for “leadership” are just along for the ride – and what a ride it has been! Forget Global Warming, overpopulation, and all the other existential threats we know about, but which we’re pretty much powerless to do anything about in the short term, the ONE SINGLE MOST dire threat to humanity now exists mostly within a roughly 30 mile radius of the US capitol.

    The root problem of humanity is not all the stupid shit that they do, it’s who they are.