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What goes on in the Baghdad Green Zone these days with Operation Inherent Resolve still underway? How come four US Special Forces soldiers were killed in Niger in 2017? Do you know what they were doing there? How many Americans can even say where Niger is on a map? How much better is life in Somalia these days with American soldiers on-the-scene? What was the net effect of our effort to liberate Libya in 2011 (Operation Freedom Falcon)? What factions are US military advisors training in Ukraine? And what for? Defense Secretary James Mattis says, “We’re working with them on reform of their military.” Hmmm…. So they can be more like us?

Did you happen to notice Sunday that many Major League Baseball teams were sporting military-themed camo caps? What’s up with that? Are we planning to send Aroldis Chapman to throw 105mph fastballs at Hezbollah? In fact, camo has been a popular theme in civilian fashion for years so that everyone from truck drivers to millionaire rap stars can affect to be mighty warriors. Do you know that since 2009 the National Football League has been under contract with the US military to stage on-field patriotic tributes and warplane flyovers — and how much do these displays cost (taxpayer alert)?

I suppose that military prowess is all we’ve got left in the national pride bag in these times of foundering empire. Few are fooled these days by the “land of opportunity” trope when so many young people are lucky to get a part-time gig on the WalMart loading dock along with three nights a week of slinging Seaside Shrimp Trios for the local Red Lobster. Of course, there are a few choice perches in venture capital out in Silicon Valley, or concocting collateralized loan obligations in the aeries of Wall Street — but nobody is playing Aaron Copeland’s Fanfare for the Common Man to celebrate these endeavors.

There’s a macabre equivalency between our various overseas war operations and the school shootings that are now a routine feature of American daily life. The purposes are equally obscure and the damage is just as impressive — many lives ruined for no good reason. But consider more lives are lost every year in highway crashes than in the Mexican War of the 1840s and more Americans are dying each year lately of opioid overdoses than the entire death toll of the Vietnam War. America’s soul is at war with its vaunted way-of-life.

It’s hard to be an empire, for sure, but it’s even harder, apparently, to be a truly virtuous society. First, I suppose, you have to be not insane. It’s hard to think of one facet of American life that’s not insane now. Our politics are insane. Our ideologies are insane. The universities are insane. Medicine is insane. Show biz is insane. Sexual relations are insane. The arts are insane. The news media is utterly insane. And what passes for business enterprise in the USA these days is something beyond insane, like unto the swarms of serpents and bats issuing from some mouth of hell in the medieval triptychs. How do you memorialize all that?


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  1. FallenHero May 28, 2018 at 10:06 am #

    JHK talks a lot about the fed and its misdeeds, one thing that is somewhat well known is that silver price is kept low by shorts. What is interesting is bitcoin/cryptos were rising fast right up until the market (aka banks) were allowed to short through CBOE. It literally correlated with the high, the day after shorts was allowed bitcoin began its plummet and has never recovered.

    Makes me think silver is a good investment when the game ends.

    • BC_EE May 28, 2018 at 10:51 am #

      And not just an exclusive currency either. Silver has many useful purposes beyond shiny coins and killing mythical creatures with bullets.

      You’ve convinced me, thanks!

      • babbat May 29, 2018 at 3:00 am #

        The really insane thing is the opioid bitcoin apparatus. The drug induced power draining reality that we all love and are are addicted to. Recently I read that a theory is that bitcoin is a product of the NSA s. Someone even wrote a letter to the NSA asking them if this so because only they have the power “mentally” or”computationally”. To really organize blockchain. They said nah it’s secret. Let’s just say they can trace any miner of Bitcoin because apparently it takes a shitload of energy to mine. This nugget of self worth.. This digital currency. It’s freedom is like the freedom to buy opioids in Seattle where so much of it’s excreted into the waterways the the shellfish are opiaite addicted . Kidding aside I heard they show traces of it , and are addicted.
        Seattle is a wondrous place a Amazon headquarters resides there where they have partnered up with the US military . In computer power. That’s a coincidence right ? Does all this smell like “teen spirit ” or Fascism real fascism not your label everyone fascist type fascist but the fascism of Mussolini with techno digital punch. How far fetched is the idea that bitcoin is not already compromised like the way Psychiatry and medicine is?

        • lsjogren May 29, 2018 at 8:31 am #

          Wonder if I could raise billions doing an IPO for Virtual Oxycontin as a new cybercurrency.

    • chipshot May 28, 2018 at 11:51 am #

      I’d agree on silver, except I fear “when the game ends” the downfall will be so swift and hard, there will be no good investment b/c life will quickly become intolerable, if not impossible (severe shortage of food, water, electricity and the chaos and panic that will cause among the masses–well armed masses).

      I very much hope I am wrong.

      • michics May 28, 2018 at 4:48 pm #

        Unfortunately I bought substantial silver before the banks started manipulating it and have been underwater for the last 5 -10 years. Yes it might be worth something when the world crashes which is what I started buying it for. But I’ve come to believe that it really doesn’t matter just as you have outlined.

    • Piper Michael May 28, 2018 at 12:59 pm #

      Good Morning James, long time….

      One thing all you geniuses seen to have forgotten….
      Commodidies…. rare earth minerals, Full spectrum dominanace,…
      FOr my money it all revolves around rare earth minerals when, in the future, oil based civilizaion is limited to absolutes, vehicles will be powered by aforementioned REM’s…. or WHY, do you think big corp is “OVER THERE” ,now, with The Boys…. why would China, Russia, Pakistan, ………. , want a peice of the pie?

      Why is Syria being turned into gigantic shithole(theres that word again…) So they could get a pipeline to Europe without a lot of BS?

      I think you’ve been right all along, just don’t forget politics is merely the means to the SPOILS….

      God Bless

      • michics May 28, 2018 at 4:54 pm #

        Unless you know of a secret source for rare earth minerals then you better invest in the Chinese company that has the only production facility to process them. I just read a article a couple weeks ago regarding how our MIC is now tied to China for supply to make missils The only product facility in the U.S. was recently purchased by a Chinese company and shutdown.

    • elysianfield May 28, 2018 at 7:10 pm #

      John,
      Lead and silver?

      With THIS I can get THAT….”

  2. FallenHero May 28, 2018 at 10:09 am #

    As to on topic, I agree that the USA is pretty corrupt as far as the military and our government goes. Also, screw the ‘support the troops’ they knew damn well what they signed up for, the corruption within the ranks is at an all time high. The social engineering, the feminism, the back-biting, the careerism, it is disgusting – and everyone in there enables it.

    • Piper Michael May 28, 2018 at 4:40 pm #

      WTF? “screw the troops”?
      Go to hell… with people like you’re people in charge (ie marxist), there would be no ‘merika’…. I would love to challenge you to a duel, but I see that is a useless exercise in cowardice.

      I hope they (The Enemy) does do ‘something’ stupid, like try to assassinate the Pres…. then I get to pull out my buddy and point him in many democrat directions…. whom, If I remember, don’t own guns…
      good, I don’t have to kill them either, just knee busters….. leave a whole lot of pain and suffering….

      Fuck Democracts.,

      • michics May 28, 2018 at 4:56 pm #

        Your a retard.

        • sophia May 28, 2018 at 8:42 pm #

          You’re a retard.

          • GreenAlba May 29, 2018 at 11:35 am #

            🙂

      • FallenHero May 28, 2018 at 5:11 pm #

        Your ignorance is hard to watch, I am curious where you deigned that I was a democrat anywhere in my post. I suspect given your knee jerk reaction to defending trump you are a typical neocon. I guess you forget the military is a voluntary thing – therefore they in fact KNEW what they were getting into.

      • RB May 28, 2018 at 6:38 pm #

        I got drafted you asshole. I could go to prison or Vietnam. I have not voted since in this fucked up country. Thing is, the state is running out of young, fit white boys to fill infantry. Infantry requires the brightest. Would you qualify?

    • RB May 28, 2018 at 6:35 pm #

      I got drafted you pos.

    • elysianfield May 28, 2018 at 7:13 pm #

      “Also, screw the ‘support the troops’ they knew damn well what they signed up for..”

      FH,
      For that statement you will be harshly judged….

  3. Being There May 28, 2018 at 10:13 am #

    Happy Memorial day to all…..
    And in the memory of fallen soldiers and injured ones, it is important to say the obvious and Eisenhower warned us all…
    The MIC has become a privatized global scheme and profit center. I’ve said it before, its like Mel Brooks The Producers. Since NK our genius leadership decided we don’t need to win no stinking wars…..

    So our dear so called capitalist democracy takes money from the taxpayer and privatizes all functions of the military for the inverted communist system….from the public to the private and of course when somebody screws up we must pay for that too because they can never lose….

    That’s why our wars keep going. If there’s no protagonist we will create one…

    Remember the ruling class creates the reality and we have to pay for it. For all our support they will give us austerity.

    • noel bodie May 28, 2018 at 10:43 am #

      Uh, that would be “antagonist”. We the protagonists, just ask the nfl

  4. Petro May 28, 2018 at 10:13 am #

    What an interesting and jarring contrast, as one finishes reading a grim assessment of our predicament and evocations of dark medieval imagery—to then be greeted by a quiet, idyllic scene painted in bright colors by the author. A good example of how we all struggle to balance our fears and outrage by taking note of and appreciating what beauty and kindness we can still find around us.

  5. Walter B May 28, 2018 at 10:15 am #

    Yes Jim, Americans have gone from protesting senseless war and decrying the hapless draftees that were forced to fight in them as “Baby Killers” to mindless tribe of baby killers themselves that sends their own spawn willingly around the globe to conquer and kill for profit. What is the purpose for all this chaos you ask? Well Chaos does not need a purpose for it is a purpose in itself, created by those that require absolute and total control over hoards of soulless followers.

    How to memorialize this? How about get drunk, get high and fornicate? Perhaps a bit of shopping as a side dish. It is the New American Way.

  6. daveed May 28, 2018 at 10:23 am #

    Thank you, JHK, for an absolutely spot-on assessment of the American landscape on this Memorial Day.

  7. beantownbill. May 28, 2018 at 10:26 am #

    It’s funny – i’ve been saying since I was 22 years old that the world is insane, so thank you, Jim, for validating my long-time belief.

    • sophia May 28, 2018 at 11:43 am #

      But it keeps getting insaner.

    • Epicur May 28, 2018 at 12:38 pm #

      “…the world is insane…”

      In 1966 I went to see a film of the Peter Brooke production of Marat/De Sade (it is set in an asylum) and the fact that it was a microcosm of the world and revolutions convinced me of the same.

      If you’ve never seen it you should.

    • 100th Avatar May 29, 2018 at 11:51 am #

      The world isn’t insane.
      Only the people

  8. JohnAZ May 28, 2018 at 10:31 am #

    Why? Because the Deep State deems it necessary to try to keep the focus on the imperial Federal government and its control of everything. Afghanistan is a joke! And the whole wag the Dog scenario is a product of the Deep State and its allies. We are led to believe that we are constructing a new paradise for these people. Bull! It is a chess piece on the geopolitical chess board. First the Russians and now us. In a James Bond movie of the Russian attempt, the Taliban were the heroes. Why Afghanistan, because the bad guys use it for training. Why worry? Because the goal of Iran and its ME allies is the reduction of oil leaving the ME for the West and the control they will have when that happens. Why? To rebuild the Persian Empire with Shia Islam as its base. Why? Because that is what their prophet told them to do!

    What is needed? A regional agreement to work out who controls what in the ME. Possible, ?????

    • sophia May 28, 2018 at 11:46 am #

      Sorry, your main sentence just won’t come together for me no matter how may times I read it.
      The goal of Iran is what?

      • Walter B May 28, 2018 at 1:54 pm #

        I believe he was saying that Iran is not happy with the system that we have set up now, where the US takes all the ME oil it can get, brings it back to the US or to other US owned/comtrolled refineries and then sells it at a profit back to those in the ME. Correct me if I am mistaken, but that is what I have read is done. The Iranians would like to cut out the middle man (like we do) and profit themselves rather than see us get rich at their expense.

        • JohnAZ May 28, 2018 at 7:13 pm #

          The goal of Iran is to put a throttle on the outflow of oil from the ME. Then they will control the access to oil from the region. And yes, that means they will try to control Iraq and Saudi Arabia oil if they can manage that.

          Sophia

          The goal of the Deep State is control of this country and its people utilizing the Federal government to control our lives. Then they will pass control to their allies at the international level.

  9. Paulo May 28, 2018 at 10:34 am #

    I thought the following fit today’s article: (Good one JHK)

    quote: “It is easier to fall for anything than to stand for something”.

    “We are trying to show him not only what we are fighting against, but what we are fighting for. So many of these boys have only a very hazy idea of the real issues of the war. About all they see is “going back to the good old days.” This is a dangerous state. If they don’t stand for something, they will fall for anything. They need to realize that we are fighting two wars—the war of arms and the war of ideas—that other war of which the war of arms is one phase.”

    The above statement reflects the time right after WW2 regarding the difficulties returning sodiers had in integrating themselves into normal life.

    I think of today, right now as I write this, Cadet-President Bone Spur is laying a wreath at Arlington Cemetary. 5 deferrments to avoid the Draft….a paid off doctor by Daddy Fred. Trump, a shallow fool of a man whose only concern is about money and what people think of his money; and lie about it if you have to. Unending war of words about black is white and up is down; maybe kill people so they find democracy. Tax cuts for the wealthy and corps, but ain’t life grand? My button is bigger than your button.

    “Americans are asking, why do they hate us? They hate what we see right here in this chamber – a democratically elected government. Their leaders are self-appointed. They hate our freedoms – our freedom of religion, our freedom of speech, our freedom to vote and assemble and disagree with each other. ” (GW Bush)

    “‘You have to stand proudly for the national anthem or you shouldn’t be playing. You shouldn’t be there. Maybe you shouldn’t be in the country.’
    President Bone Spur….Nobel Peace Price oooops Peace Prize hopeful.

    And:

    Cole Sear: I see dead people.

    Malcolm Crowe: In your dreams?

    [Cole shakes his head no]

    Malcolm Crowe: While you’re awake?

    [Cole nods]

    Malcolm Crowe: Dead people like, in graves? In coffins?

    Cole Sear: Walking around like regular people. They don’t see each other. They only see what they want to see. They don’t know they’re dead.

    Malcolm Crowe: How often do you see them?

    Cole Sear: All the time. They’re everywhere.

    • JohnAZ May 28, 2018 at 11:11 am #

      Why? The unifying institutions in the country, church, school, local assemblies, are being torn down and under constant assault by the most disruptive force in US history , the Deep State. Why? Control and power, just what the Founding Fathers were afraid of.

      • JohnAZ May 28, 2018 at 11:12 am #

        All you anti-Trumpers remember what the alternative is. No thanks!

        • Georges1202 May 28, 2018 at 11:21 am #

          You mean something approaching a real democracy that we are always prattling on about? Yes, sure wouldn’t want that, now would we.

          • Eoin May 28, 2018 at 1:50 pm #

            Sanity is simply having the ability to admit that one is, or may be, wrong about something; there really isn’t a lot more to it than that.

            Democracy ? Didn’t work so well for the Athenians, why DO Americans keep prattling about it ?
            Since 2008 , it seems that our nation had about as much democracy as it can stand. Had the 2016 election worked out “democratically”, as envisioned by TPTB with the rigged election and suspension of the electoral college, our purported Constitutional Republic would have ended, without doubt.

            Time to solidify our REPUBLIC; democracy is a poorly understood, overrated, and unused franchise. 46% of eligible voters do not vote.

            “THEY never thought that she would lose.”

            BTW, I have never voted Republican in my voting life, and that goes back to working for the McGovern Campaign in 1972. I am so fed up with the Democrat Party that I am going to vote a straight Republican Ticket this November, and in every election until the Democrats, or their replacements, return to a position of working for the people of the Nation. Meanwhile, I am glad that the Generals have apparently assumed power; politicians are , as a rule , no longer capable.
            Case in point: S720. (Senate Bill)
            How the fuck is such a thing even possible ?
            Is not THAT alone an example of insanity ?

          • Walter B May 28, 2018 at 2:43 pm #

            We are not capable of operating a real democracy Georges1202. There are far too many citizens within this system that do not care enough to participate at all, are incapable of participating for many different reasons, and a heck of a lot of really, really, ignorant, stupid, or mentally challenged people that only screw it up when they do participate. This American crowd is pretty much to the level of degradation where the only option is tyranny by a few over the many. We are moving in that direction rapidly and should arrive there within the next three election cycles at latest. Trust me.

          • Georges1202 May 28, 2018 at 2:55 pm #

            Walter – reminds me of how Gore Vidal used to warn against getting out the vote.

            Isn’t it ironic that a technology would emerge to make participatory democracy a reality (the Internet), yet we are as far from a true democracy that we have ever been.

          • Walter B May 28, 2018 at 3:12 pm #

            Perhaps someday Georges, voting will be replaced by “liking” on a social media page instead. A page where the political hacks can post pictures of themselves kissing a dog or pandering to an old vet or whatever it is that will get the most oohs and aahs from the idiots at their keyboards. You want some cheap entertainment? I have been working campaigns for the last few years (and currently my own) where I ask residents who they voted for last time. Those that are not afraid to answer will say Hillary or Trump, and I quickly add, “No I mean besides that, how about here in our Township or at the county or congressional level”? The answers you will get will keep your jaw dropped all day long. They don’t know (because they line voted) or will tell you that they like to pick the candidates with Italian sounding names, or that they like the name John or all sorts of other, unbelievable and retarded reasons why they pressed a candidate’s button. I especially enjoy the many who admit that they don’t know enough about anybody so their neighbor or spouse or friend from the PTA tell them who to vote for. Actually it is not really that amusing, it is sad, sick and makes me drink far more beer than I should. Better go crack my first right now in fact.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 28, 2018 at 4:29 pm #

            You’re damn right we shouldn’t want that! Let everybody vote? Have you ever talked to the average person? They’re dummies. It’s a bad, mad, insane idea.

          • Being There May 28, 2018 at 4:58 pm #

            Eoin,

            What are the Republicans going to do for you? Both parties are a duopoly serving exactly the same hegonic financial and military unipolar power.
            You might be angry with the Dems, but at least they don’t want to privatize all public assets. The privatization is a giant looting operation the Republicans back. It is taking all infrastructure, post office and The veterans hospital we all paid for to the tune of Trillions and handing it to a private corporations to make all the money from us while raising prices……
            No if you want to find alternatives do so, but I wouldn’t go to the Repubs…..
            It won’t work for you.

          • Georges1202 May 28, 2018 at 5:03 pm #

            James,

            I assume you count yourself as above average? It’s ok, 95% do.

            Condescension is a cotton-candy high. It never feels good later on.

            I live over in Swizterland – I had to leave in the fall of 2016. I could not exist in Trump’s America. Over here they have the canton system, which works amazingly well. The central government is very low-profile. They are almost never mentioned in the news. What is prominent is the constant referendums – people are well-prepared and well informed.

            Participatory government can indeed work. The US needs a new Constitutional Convention. The whole thing needs a reorg top to bottom.

          • JohnAZ May 28, 2018 at 7:25 pm #

            Georges1202

            Interesting statement about Switzerland. I think a lot of Americans want a form of government where the individual and Main Street have a large amount of control.

            Maybe part of the problem with nonsensical voting is that a larger percentage of people that do not have a clue about the American Constitutional way are voting each election cycle. Yes, immigrants. They vote based on the socialistic values of their homeland.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 28, 2018 at 10:31 pm #

            “Metternich’s warning – ‘Every time I hear the word ‘democracy’ I know a blood bath is coming’ – should be taken to heart by every European, especially now when we can see the terrible devastation wrought during the democratic era of the European people’s history.”

            from the blog Cambria Will Not Yield

          • Exscotticus May 29, 2018 at 1:22 am #

            Georges1202,

            I admire the Swiss. I admired them a lot more when they used to issue ammunition along with rifles to reserve forces. Now the reserves have the rifles but will need to visit the armory for ammo. Of course the armory will be the first target of any attack, leaving the reserves with rifles they can’t fire.

            All of this is courtesy of Switzerland’s democracy.

            I agree with those who say that a tyranny of the majority is not preferable to the republic that we have here in the USA.

            In any case these are very different cultures, and what works for the Swiss may not work for others and vice-versa.

          • 100th Avatar May 29, 2018 at 11:54 am #

            EOIN,

            The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who don’t have it

  10. akmofo May 28, 2018 at 10:34 am #

    Yes, fascism is insane. It is also a dead end. I was told America used to be the home of mom-&-pop stores and family owned small businesses. Today, that world is almost extinct. The fascist predation of corporatism is destroying American lives and the American family, and is the cause of American interventions abroad.

    As long as you keep subscribing to their fascist show it will continue. You have only yourself to blame. The insanity is YOU!

    • noel bodie May 28, 2018 at 10:46 am #

      Thank you, oh enlightened one, for telling me who I am this fine day.

      • akmofo May 28, 2018 at 11:08 am #

        And as long as CNN NYTimes Walmart Amazon Raytheon Northrop Grumman Halliburton Bechtel and a million other such exist, I’ll keep holding the mirror to your fascist face.

      • K-Dog May 28, 2018 at 1:16 pm #

        Nothing to thank him for as I see that he provides no alternative.

        • akmofo May 28, 2018 at 1:51 pm #

          The alternative is no corporations. Maybe it’s not an alternative that you can fathom, but it’s an alternative that we can all make possible if we chose to.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 28, 2018 at 4:30 pm #

            Yes, the State must guide the private sphere, including Corporations most especially, for the good of All. This is Fascism.

          • michael May 28, 2018 at 5:33 pm #

            But how will we then design and manufacture computer chips,
            compilers, electron microscopes, airplanes,…
            Some large scale organizations are needed for that.
            Are you advocating central planning?
            Do you want to make government bigger than it already is?

          • akmofo May 28, 2018 at 6:41 pm #

            Hi Michael, good questions. My position is that everything needs to be scaled down to human scale: cities, government, economic activity, travel, trade, etc. Also, I’m not sure a world without computers is such a bad thing. We’ve became industrial slaves to technology and our culture has lost the whole purpose of life and a sense of divinity. People live to work, instead of working to live.

          • K-Dog May 28, 2018 at 7:16 pm #

            A vacuum is not an alternative. You propose neither a means of production or a means of distribution.

          • akmofo May 28, 2018 at 8:05 pm #

            Production of what, KDog? Distribution of what? And to what end? So we all be made into soulless fascist automatons. I’ll pass.

    • JohnAZ May 28, 2018 at 11:00 am #

      You are right about the corporations who are the financiers of the Deep State. American boys fighting overseas to protect the interests, especially oil, of the big corporations. The corporations are now globalists, they do not give one s–t from shinola about the people of the US. So here we suckers are, protecting elitists who will cast us aside at the drop of a hat. Vote against the Deep State this fall!

      • akmofo May 28, 2018 at 11:37 am #

        Indeed.

        And vote wisely with your wallet. Kick them where it hurts!

      • sophia May 28, 2018 at 11:58 am #

        The biggest problem is complete apathy. Even among those who talk passionately about the problems. Perhaps we are apathetic because for so many years what we want is ignored and what they want to do, they do.

        But it really bothers me that all the soft-hearted liberals don’t care at all that we go abroad and kill people, that they now vote for it.

        This is a loss of moral compass I could never have foreseen. And yes, I’m talking about the Hillary voters. It’s a vote for continuing and even upping the ante on killing people. Many of the very same people who were against the Viet Nam war! Were they ever against war or just against middle class boys being sent against their will?

        • Walter B May 28, 2018 at 2:24 pm #

          Sophia your post encapsulates the heart of what has gone wrong with the US. We may not be able to fix it or turn it around, but it does give one hope to see it called out for what it is. Keep the Faith! Fight it where we can!

        • Linda May 28, 2018 at 10:00 pm #

          Excellent observation, Sophia.

      • My Point of View May 28, 2018 at 1:50 pm #

        So here we suckers are,….divided and conquered just like we’ve always been. The rich play us for fools, again and again, every election … play us like a violin…. beware of blacks like Willie Horton as they will kill you and want your daughters … beware of youth as they want your job/house/wealth and don’t deserve it … beware the jews as they want your money … beware the asians …. beware the muslims … beware the unions … beware the abortionist baby killers … on and on it goes. Fools fall for it every time as we’ve seen with the election of some of the dumbest white men on earth… G.W.Bush … Donnie the Dotard Trump … Paul Ryan … Jesse Helms … just dummies with a racist / bigot dog whistle style of campaign.

        Read the damned history books, how Rockefeller played one group against the other in his mining camps … Koreans in one section, another section for Filipinos … another for Mexicans … each group segregated from the other … each group paid a slightly different wage … deliberately … with malice aforethought … to create anger and enmity between the groups so he could play them off against one another … divide and conquer … works every time …

        Elections this fall … BOHICA! … Bend Over Here It Comes Again … the good old divide and conquer … whites vs blacks … straights vs GLBT … abortion vs life … gun control vs an M-1 tank in every garage … it will all be in the endless ads on TV … the OTHER guy is to be feared …. BOHICA ….

        All those nice “christian” people turn the other cheek … so the rich man can exploit their labor and slap their stupid face raw while laughing all the way to the bank. Damned fool debt slaves talk about gawd and the paradise that awaits them. Damned fools, BOHICA

        Tank about insane … start with congress and politics … the shit flows downhill from there … to a cereal box in your own pantry … yummm

        • sauerkraut May 28, 2018 at 2:26 pm #

          Ya commie libtard! Don’ ya no its them SOSHULUSTS ? An Hilri.

          Or, perhaps, something like that.

        • Janos Skorenzy May 28, 2018 at 3:23 pm #

          You mock Christianity, but without a religion there will be no culture and no way to fight the Corporations and the Communist lackeys and foot soldiers.

          Blacks are dangerous. Every aware person knows that. Why do you think well to do Blacks try to get away from Black neighborhoods?

          • draupnir May 28, 2018 at 5:58 pm #

            Ah, Skorenzy, I see you are still at it. I’d really like to discuss this sweet soul today. You might remember this from the day I compared your postings to a pervert opening his raincoat and waggling his junk to a group of little girls waiting for a school bus. I found it odd, as all the other posters, sensible souls flowed around it like it was a rock in a stream, but not this guy, and you were lurking in the background.

            Eoin May 18, 2018 at 3:39 pm #
            So, you post to advertise how much smarter you are than others?
            How many times do you re-read something like what you’ve written here?
            What does it make you think about yourself?
            How does your opening diatribe from last week strike you today? Was it important to anyone but you ?
            “Please don’t dominate the rap jack, if you’ve got nothin’ new to say.”
            If JHK has a pet, it could be you.
            I have been taken to the woodshed, via email, for ridiculing a pedantic twat in desperate need of it, so I thought, and I have also been deleted; but not you. HMMMM.
            At least Herr Skorenzy is incisively witty, blisteringly intelligent, and always welcome with his interpretation of what we refer to as reality. Kind of like an irascible drunk uncle, there is much truth in his observations, even if they can be disturbing.
            You bring with you the sad matter-of-factness of a boil waiting to be lanced; once gone, only relief remains.
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            Janos, is that you? I do believe it is. Your sly boy, you’ve obtained a second identity as a backup in case you get banned again or want to dry gulch someone incognito, as the Janos ID is alway on thin ice. I’d recognize that ham handed style anywhere. Your first response to any direct challenge is to flail around with a sledge hammer, a trait shared by many bullies; however, what is much more telling and identifiable is your secondary response, which is an aggrieved complaint, a sense of having been ill treated for no discernible reason when you’ve suffered the entirely predictable consequences of indulging in one of the more aberrant expressions of your social deviancy. Now that is not a common trait at all. I would be very surprised to find another such on Mr. Kunstler’s board, and I’ve seen that from you before. I refer you to my post of May 14th. You can’t miss it, it’s right at the top.I’m very glad you’re not my neighbor, but I bet the report from your standard battery of psychological tests makes for an interesting read. The best part of that post, of course is your own glowing praise of your many fine contributions to this board. Looked at in this context it is exquisitely funny on so many levels I still get the giggles when I think of it. How very Janos of you.
            T
            That post really has such a wealth of material in it I could go on. This is growing long, but in parting I’d like to point out that I can think of several reasons why Mr. Kunstler might be content to allow me to be the boil on your ass and if you can’t think of them too your not as smart as you think you are.

            If you would like me to take your slide off my microscope all you have to do is apologize and we can ignore each other in the future.

            EOIN, though in the vanishingly small chance that you are a separate entity and seem to want a piece of this, here it is:

            Your command of the invective is disappointing; merely puerile and crude. You’re going to have to do better, because you can’t prick me with that dull little blade.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 28, 2018 at 7:10 pm #

            I don’t want to prick you again since I already got under your skin. And despite my predelictions and perhaps yours, JHK obviously doesn’t want a shit storm of that magnitude occurring on his blog. In any case, you seem to be doing a good job of “pricking” yourself by yourself.

          • draupnir May 28, 2018 at 10:13 pm #

            And now we know what I’m looking at under my microscope. Your just toying with these people for your own amusement.

          • GreenAlba May 29, 2018 at 12:21 pm #

            “Blacks are dangerous. Every aware person knows that. ”

            This one seems to have made himself bloody useful.

            bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-44275776

            Would you have been up to this? Or would you just have stood on the pavement and prayed?

          • Tate May 29, 2018 at 12:25 pm #

            draupnir,

            Do you think Janos is completely insincere in his comments? To me, he seems a little deeper than that, although some of his stuff is a little over the top, perhaps to jar this crowd** out of their complacency. That’s the way I take it.

            **If I had to guess — “this crowd” contains a large contingent of pot-bellied balding boomers with ponytails & ear-rings.

          • draupnir May 29, 2018 at 4:13 pm #

            Tate, I mean toying as in playing with his food.

      • Walter B May 28, 2018 at 2:03 pm #

        I am sure that you can recall, JohnAZ how the American small businesses used to be the backbone of the American economy. It is what made our nation so prosperous in the last half of the 20th Century for numerous small cannot all fall to greed and then turn on us can they? Unfortunately our system was in the end, a huge real life Monopoly Game and the mega corporations that own all the high priced assets now (including the government) have not only wiped out that entrepreneurial class, but have turned on US the lowly consumer class as well. In the end, there can be only one and it ain’t gonna be you or me is it? What’s for dinner? US(A)!

        • Janos Skorenzy May 28, 2018 at 3:27 pm #

          Yeah every little businessman dreams and lusts to become bigger. Those that succeed will endeavor to drive the rest out of business. The Law of the Jungle. How decent people could ever equate this with higher virtue is beyond me.

          Not that I’m against it either, not completely. It’s NATURAL. But there are things above nature (small n) per se. And when they get to be big, they have to be told there are new rules beyond just profit. Like playing ball with Nation and giving back.

      • Janos Skorenzy May 28, 2018 at 4:31 pm #

        Yes, the private sphere controlling the public sphere is Plutocracy, the opposite of Fascism. Opposites can superficially look the same. Why? Because neither one of them is the middle.

    • elysianfield May 28, 2018 at 11:39 am #

      “Yes, fascism is insane. It is also a dead end.”

      Mofo,
      Are you describing Fascism as an economic model or as a nebulous pejorative that impugns both conservatives and statists alike?

      If the latter, please explain the difference between the actions of the German army in reducing the Warsaw Ghetto and the IDF in reducing the population of Gaza…a remarkable and embarrassing parallel….

      • akmofo May 28, 2018 at 1:52 pm #

        No, what is embarrassing is that you would draw a parallel.

      • akmofo May 28, 2018 at 2:18 pm #

        I don’t remember Poles sending gasoline loaded balloons over to Germany to burn down German fields forests and towns. But this is what the population in Gaza does. I don’t remember Poles firing rockets on a daily basis loaded with metal ball bearings into Germany hoping to kill and maim as many as possible. But this is what the population in Gaza does. I don’t remember Poles religiously agitating for the dismemberment of German national identity and sovereignty. But this is what the population in Gaza does. I don’t remember Poles deliberately amassing to invade Germany and trying to breach the border. But this is what the population in Gaza does. I don’t remember Poles digging kilometer long tunnels to funnel terrorists into Germany, again, to kill and maim as many as possible. But this is what the population in Gaza does. I don’t remember Poles inculcating their kids with racist religious teachings that Germans are apes and pigs and openly calling for their genocide. But this is what the population in Gaza does.

        The population in Gaza is engaged in total war against Israel. Israel’s response has been extremely mild. Israel still supplies Gaza with electricity gas telephone internet banking and foreign services and supplies. I would end all that. Maybe its best Israel adopt the American strategy and get some B-52s loaded with 750 lbs bombs, Napalm, Agent Orange, and keep droping these on Gaza and the Paliwood producers until they change their ways and sue for peace.

        As for Fascism, the American economy (and the world’s economy) operates on a model of corporatism. Corporatism is a euphemism for Fascism. In my opinion no corporation should be allowed to exist and the whole concept of a corporation should be revoked made illegal.

        • Janos Skorenzy May 28, 2018 at 3:37 pm #

          The Poles were killing German civilians in the streets, stupidly confidant that their treaty with England would protect them against German revenge.

          Then after the War, the Three Amigos, the Three Criminals (Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin) sold Poland down the river to the Soviet Union. Prince Peter confronted them and Stalin smirked with huge enjoyment. Roosevelt said primly, It has been decided, and only Churchill had goodness enough to look discomforted.

          Jews can’t stand the Poles because the Poles have yet to renounce their identity, pride, and faith. The Germans have been utterly destroyed (inwardly and soon outwardly) and are thus not worth hating much anymore.

          • akmofo May 28, 2018 at 4:03 pm #

            The Germans have been utterly destroyed. LOL!

            The Germans own Europe. The EU is a German colony. The Germans made Europe their slaves. What Hitler couldn’t achieve with his genocidal armies the Treaty of Rome achieved via dodgy finance. The Germans traded their German Mark for the Euro and got a cheap currency to flood the world with their over-engineered luxury labels, while the rest of Europe suffers subsidizing German prosperity. Only a goofball can’t see and understand this.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 28, 2018 at 4:23 pm #

            Tanks. I feared I was making a mistake there. Didn’t sound quite right.

          • GreenAlba May 29, 2018 at 6:41 am #

            “The Germans traded their German Mark for the Euro and got a cheap currency to flood the world with their over-engineered luxury labels,”

            I like my Bosch washing machine because it’s been there for 16 years and it might be there for another 16. The Germans make things properly – I don’t call that over-engineered, I call it a more responsible use of resources than making something that’s going to be on a skip in half the time. So I don’t mind paying a bit more for it. Even when I was a lot worse off I chose to pay a bit more for things that would last longer and bought less crap.

            Unfortunately, post Brexit, I’ll have to pay more for one. Well, I’d have to already, since the pound tanked just after the vote. So it’s just as well I won’t have to buy one for a long time, it being decently engineered. And repairable.

            The Germans work hard too. They go for the long haul, e.g.
            investing in good engineering. Unlike the ‘nation of shopkeepers’ where I live, where banks don’t like lending you money for the long haul – they prefer to lend it to shysters, big and small, who want to buy a property today that will be ‘worth’ a lot more in a year without any real increase in anything of actual value.

          • akmofo May 29, 2018 at 8:34 am #

            What are you saying Mrs Green, that the British voters will need to wait another 16 years for their political class to possibly get them from under the control of German fascist colonialism? I think that might be an optimistic opinion on your part.

          • GreenAlba May 29, 2018 at 10:34 am #

            I’m not extrapolating any such thing, Mr Akmofo. I’m merely saying that I’m glad I paid about £430 for a machine that may last over 20 years rather than £330 for one that won’t make 10. Simple sums. As my unsophisticated mother used to say, ‘if you buy cheap, you buy dear’.

            I’ve always had to count both the pounds and the pennies. but I’ve always counted the slag heaps, and the landfill and recycling mountains as well.

            I’d be more than happy if British manufacturers could routinely produce washing machines for £450 that would last over 20 years. Currently manufacturing expertise here leans more towards e.g. jet engines for fighter planes, although that’s obviously not the whole story.

            And I don’t want my washing machine carted all the way from China – or America once we get that trade deal that’s going to let Trumpland’s corporatocracy screw us. I like my goods to be local, and, if not local, then regional – not flown or even shipped 15 thousand miles. So I buy wine from France or Spain, for example, rather than New Zealand or Chile, even though their wine is good. Just a logistical preference.

            When we’re out of the EU I’ll still be able to buy a Bosch washing machine, should I need one – I’ll just have to pay a lot more for it. (The next one will see me out.)

            Just as, once parts of our agricultural sector are wiped out post Brexit by competition from New Zealand and the US (look at the difference in our fuel costs), I’ll still buy UK products when I can get them. I won’t be buying chlorinated chicken from the US or it’s growth-hormone-stuffed beef either. Not that I eat much beef anyway, but when I do it’s Scottish.

            The Brexit imperative on the part of the elites, as opposed to the voters, is about a low-regulation economy, whether those regulations aimed to protect the environment or the rights of the workers. Ask Jacob ‘if-those-regulations-are-good-enough-for-India-why-aren’t-they-good-enough-for-the-UK’ Rees-Mogg. It’s a race to the bottom.

            Or Liam Fox, our Secretary of State for International Trade and creator of Atlantic Bridge:

            theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/02/corporate-dark-money-power-atlantic-lobbyists-brexit

            “How corporate dark money is taking power on both sides of the Atlantic”

            I have to laugh at the people who talk about the UK freeing itself from the ‘neoliberal EU’ (that’s the EU they previously denounced as the ‘socialist EU’ until the UK Tory lobbyists refashioned it in their own image).

            So now the UK will be able to trade with all those non-neo-liberal, fluffy corporate entities like the US. And the Philippines, where Wily Fox shook hands with Duterte and talked about our ‘shared values’. Pass the sick bag.

            And that’s before you ask how many years – or decades – it takes to get trade deals off the ground. In the meantime it will be WTO rules, which don’t even cover services at all – a bit of a problem when your economy is service based. I’m afraid the Brexit voters have been sold a pup.

            If I were so naive as to think we’d be better off outside the EU just because the ‘EU elite’ are a shower of self-serving cronies, I’d have to match that by voting for Scottish ‘independence’ from the UK just because the elites who run the UK are also a shower of self-serving cronies. Elites tend to be self serving. Cronyism is everywhere. Why would I choose US elites over European elites when I’m European?

          • akmofo May 29, 2018 at 11:22 am #

            Yeah, but why pay for the extra layers of self-serving bureaucracies, especially foreign ones, when you should be making and buying everything locally? If little Israel with its tiny population can sustain at least 2 Israeli blue & white consumer appliance companies (Tadiran, Amcor), I would think Scotland with its rich history of electrical and mechanical prowess could easily sustain just as many. You’ll be employing local engineers and workers and the money will circulating locally making the local economy prosper.

            Instead, you bought into German propaganda and German economic colonialism, while your neighbors are drunk on unemployment payments paid out by YOU. What can I say Mrs Green, for a Scott your accounting skills are not where I thought they would be. 🙂

          • GreenAlba May 29, 2018 at 12:01 pm #

            I’m not a Scott, I’m a Scot. I passed my accounting skills on to my daughter, who’s currently exercising them in Singapore. Not that she’d have chosen that as a profession, but you have to do the jobs that are there, not the ones you wish were there.

            I didn’t buy into German anything. Previously we traded more with the Commonwealth and others. The UK couldn’t possibly feed itself.
            It’s fine and dandy feeding a population like Israel’s if you have Israel’s climate. Although there are those who say we’ll be exporting both water and energy to our elephantine southern neighbours at some point. But if we’re ‘independent’, they might just invade us instead, though, and take them.

            And we used to have Jaffa oranges from you, instead of Spanish ones, because you don’t just circulate everything locally either 🙂 .

            Most social payments in the UK now are to people in work, because of low wages, hence subsidising businesses.

          • GreenAlba May 29, 2018 at 12:05 pm #

            But I do admire what Israel has achieved in terms of making the desert bloom etc.

          • akmofo May 29, 2018 at 2:22 pm #

            Tell you what, Mrs Green, you bring over your wonderful lamb meat, I’ll marinate it and warm over our shawarma meal. And I’ll let you have all the Jaffa oranges you can collect off the floor to take back home. We’ll keep the lawyers the treaty signing the taxing into poverty gov mafia out of our little arrangement. 🙂

            youtu.be/p47LuwzF7co?t=25m5s

          • GreenAlba May 29, 2018 at 2:45 pm #

            Now that sounds delicious, akmofo.

            Sadly I won’t be able to trust your lawyer until he’s persuaded you to abide by the Geneva Convention with regard to those settlements on the occupied West Bank. Israel isn’t always entirely straight – ask Mordechai Vanunu.

            But once the West Bank is sorted out (I’m sending JK Rowling over as we speak with one of those Hogwarts wands…) you can light the stove 🙂 .

          • akmofo May 29, 2018 at 3:45 pm #

            My lawyer already worked it out. They’d be living over at your house. And you better not be violating their Geneva Convention rights as they try to hoist their black flag over your parliament. Scotland will be forgotten by me just as Judea is forgotten by you.

          • akmofo May 29, 2018 at 3:50 pm #

            But not to worry, Mrs Green, my lawyer we will arrange for you temporary refugee accommodations in Israel as you arrange for permanent residence in Singapore. 🙂

          • GreenAlba May 29, 2018 at 4:26 pm #

            Quite a few of ‘them’ live near me already. They don’t have a black flag or any of the accoutrements that go with it. They just go to work and send their kids to school like everyone else.

            But thanks for the offer of temporary accommodation on my way to the land of no chewing gum. Sadly it’s too hot and humid in Sg and the cost of accommodation is way beyond me.

            I could never forget Judea. You have no idea how many maps of it I was shown in Sunday School 🙂 .

          • akmofo May 29, 2018 at 4:54 pm #

            It’s too bad, Mrs green, they didn’t teach where on the map is Arabia.

            But Scotland is different. Until your good muslims get the numbers and start having infidels lynched for offending Islam..

            Anyway, Singapore’s heat and humidity will be heaven on earth after a couple of summer seasons in a burka. 🙂

          • GreenAlba May 29, 2018 at 6:57 pm #

            I will continue to wish your country well, akmofo.

            When that wish relates to my children, I wish them to be well and to behave well. I wish your country the same. Mine too.

          • akmofo May 29, 2018 at 8:46 pm #

            “The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.” — Proverbs 12:15

            You are laying with snakes. Snakes are snakes. You will not never change them. The minute they will sense the chance they will bite.

          • akmofo May 29, 2018 at 8:47 pm #

            ..You will never change them..

          • akmofo May 29, 2018 at 9:03 pm #

            SO, HOW DID ISLAM BEGIN?
            youtu.be/GTJX-zuK974

          • GreenAlba May 30, 2018 at 10:25 am #

            Re burkas, akmofo (well burkinis, in this instance):

            fashion.telegraph.co.uk/news-features/TMG8459306/Nigellas-Burkini-fails-to-get-the-fashion-seal-of-a…

            Nigella Lawson, ‘cookery goddess’ and daughter of idiot chancellor Nigel Lawson. And Jewess 🙂

            She just doesn’t want to ruin her lovely English rose complexion in the sun. Not sure what the authorities in Nice would make of it in their madder moments.

            Nice cross-cultural touch, though, eh, akmofo?

          • akmofo May 30, 2018 at 12:54 pm #

            The link wouldn’t load, Mrs Green, but I’ve looked up burkinis. I’ve seen these worn in Haifa and Tel Aviv beaches by some our local Lebanese Christian “Arabs”. It’s old school. The younger Arab girls wear normal beach attire like regular Israelis. They like to show off their ass just like all normal girls. They can do that in Israel because Israeli culture is very open and bohemian and the guys are respectful and well behaved. I don’t think you’ll have that luxury with your crowd of Jihadists. But I’m glad you’re open to such cultural enrichment. I wouldn’t want to traumatize you with any unpleasantness. 😉

          • GreenAlba May 30, 2018 at 1:18 pm #

            akmofo

            You’re right about the young girls. It was the same in Syria when I was there long before the war. You would see the mothers in the souk in Damascus or Aleppo in long, hideously uncomfortable-looking polyester gabardine coats in the heat (bizarrely always dusky pink or olive green), with their daughters linking arms with them but wearing tight jeans, little jackets and a flowery hijab as their only concession to tradition.

            If you leave people alone, they modernise, eventually. Make their dress an ‘issue’ – and their existence in your midst an issue – and they’ll move back to their traditional dress, as a statement. With the psychological accoutrements that go with it.

          • GreenAlba May 30, 2018 at 1:24 pm #

            The culture I’ve seen (and listened to) in some of those settlements on the West Bank were somewhat less open and bohemian. More the Hebrew equivalent of Westboro Baptists, in some cases. They may modernise eventually too. Or not.

          • akmofo May 30, 2018 at 8:20 pm #

            The problem for Arab girls is Arab boys. These tend to be very aggressive. In Israel we don’t tolerate their misbehaviour.

          • GreenAlba May 30, 2018 at 8:40 pm #

            In Syria they were a lot better behaved than UK ‘boys’, when you were out in the evening. No drunken louts in the street, and young women going about their business in the early evening on their own without being hassled. That was 2006 or 2007. You shouldn’t believe all your own propaganda.

            Obviously you knew Assad’s plain-clothes goons were around but that was a different matter.

          • akmofo May 31, 2018 at 7:35 am #

            I can’t answer for Syrians, but in Israel the problems usually arise in the villages. The city “Arabs” are better behaved and largely adapted Israel’s open culture.

        • elysianfield May 28, 2018 at 7:25 pm #

          Mofo,
          I did not say Israel does not have a reason…even a valid one. The German troops did what they were told by their political authority, as does the IDF….

          Hmmm, wall in a population, shut off water and limit food supplies, then begin indiscriminate shelling and bombing…which incident am I describing?

          Ahh, Mofo, you are right again…no parallels here…what was I thinking…?

          • akmofo May 28, 2018 at 7:52 pm #

            Nope. No parallels. Just lies, false accusations, and staged propaganda. I really don’t care about the Palistanis, what they are and what they stand for. And neither do you. Your game of trying to malign Israel is boring and old. So is theirs. If it’s so bad in Gaza they can vote with their feet and step over to Egypt Jordan Saudia and wherever else the fsck they came from.

      • JohnAZ May 28, 2018 at 7:37 pm #

        The difference is that the Jewish Ghetto did not shoot missiles into the Germans like Hamas does from Gaza into Israel. Israel gives the Gaza Strip to the Palestinians to start the two state partition and what happens, Hamas erupts there.

        • elysianfield May 29, 2018 at 11:38 am #

          John,
          Your statement is a rationale for the action…mine is merely an observation OF the action…I am not moralizing.

    • Eoin May 28, 2018 at 2:06 pm #

      Fascism isn’t what a lot of us think that it is.
      Our knowledge of it has been formed largely upon propaganda disseminated since WWII.
      You Tube , if you prefer video to print, is loaded with footage of Oswald Mosley, and Benito Mussolini.
      Listen to them, judge for yourself.
      You may be surprised.
      Also, we are not incapable of judging the merits of socialism having not read Engels, and for the same reason ?
      Marxism ? Same thing.
      Christianity ? Ditto.
      Maybe the biggest problem that we have is one of a cultural nature exacerbated by expensive mis-education.

      Rapper/ poet Chad Johnston has a prescription for the problem.

      • Eoin May 28, 2018 at 2:36 pm #

        OOPS !
        Rapper /Poet Chad Johnston is incorrect.

        Should be : Rapper /poet Bomani Armah (Read a Book).
        Link intentionally not posted.

      • GreenAlba May 28, 2018 at 3:02 pm #

        “You Tube , if you prefer video to print, is loaded with footage of Oswald Mosley, and Benito Mussolini.”

        The British listened to Oswald Mosely long enough, then they chased his Blackshirts, long before any post-war propaganda.

        aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2016/08/remembering-battle-cable-street-160802072152633.html

        “The people of East London rallied to Cable Street on the 4th October 1936 and forced back the march of the fascist Oswald Mosley and his Blackshirts through the streets of the East End.
        *They shall not pass.*”

        That was in 1936, before any post-war propaganda, and in spite of Lord Rothermere and his disgraceful antisemitic Daily Mail headlines, like the later 1938 one ‘German Jews pouring into this country’.

        tompride.wordpress.com/2014/02/27/its-time-the-daily-mail-apologised-for-supporting-hitler-and-its-a…

        And I got my education about Marx and Engels (and fascism) from a degree course. And information on their practical applications, so far, from reality.

        And a mixed bag on Christianity. Love = good; fear, superstition and bigotry = bad.

        And my opposition to antisemitism doesn’t mean that Israeli settlements on the West Bank aren’t a violation of the Geneva Convention. Life is complicated.

        • Janos Skorenzy May 28, 2018 at 3:30 pm #

          And if those folks had known that the “good guys” (Tories and Labor) were going to turn Britain over to Islam, do you not think they might have listened better to Mosley – one of the greatest speakers of the 20th Century, and a supremely intelligent man?

          • Elrond Hubbard May 28, 2018 at 4:24 pm #

            “The graveyards are full of indispensable men.” — Attributed to Charles de Gaulle.

            “The dustbin of history is full of highly intelligent people who were great speakers.” — Little ol’ me. I’m sure momma Mosley loved her little boy, too.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 28, 2018 at 4:36 pm #

            Yes Elrond, everyone dies. We agree on that. But not everyone lives. Mosley was more alive than you will ever be. Why? Because he wanted his Nation and People to Live. You want yours to die in its essence or soul, the body surviving as a multicultural corpse with non-entities like Trudeau as the puppet presidents and jester and chief.

          • Elrond Hubbard May 29, 2018 at 2:32 pm #

            *raspberry*

            Essentialism is bunk. People are people. Your essence or soul means about as much to me as Xenu the Galactic Overlord.

      • Janos Skorenzy May 28, 2018 at 3:39 pm #

        Some people even equate National Socialism or Fascism with Marxism. As the Ancient Greeks said, against human stupidity the gods themselves are fighting without success.

        • sophia May 28, 2018 at 9:19 pm #

          What are your definitions of fascism and national socialism? I had thought they were sort of opposites. You seem to equate them.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 28, 2018 at 11:33 pm #

            They both believe that the State must control and guide (not crush) the private sphere for the good of the Nation. Both are into an organic understanding of the nation, and an appreciation of history and tradition. But National Socialism takes it to a deeper level with an understanding of the importance of race.

            Thus Franco didn’t think that race or even ethnicity mattered – as long as the different elements were committed to Catholicism and Spanish culture. He didn’t like Hitler but accepted aid from him since all the Western Powers took the side of the Communist butchers. Contemplate that. In contrast, Hitler valued the White Race above all, and within that, the Nordic, and within that, the German.

  11. JohnAZ May 28, 2018 at 10:45 am #

    Why Niger? Again oil. Somalia Niger, both being contested by fundamentalist Islamists to control the flow of oil. Hmmm, seems to be a pattern here. Let’s see. Where has oil been a contested issue? Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Venezuela, VietNam et al, to name some. Where has the potential influence been an issue? Somalia, Syria, Israel, Afghanistan, Japan, to name some. Who are the primary contenders on the chessboard. Gee, guess. The Deep State of the US against the Deep State of Russia, both of whom have lots of oil but not quite enough to supply their needs. The world needs consolidation and control of oil resources. Ha, fat chance with these two behemoths pushing their weight around.

    • 99 cent nation May 28, 2018 at 10:50 am #

      And yet here we are staggering around like a drunken elephant that refuses to fall down. Trampling all over everything we thought we were and the huge problem is there are way to many here that still believe.

  12. sophia May 28, 2018 at 10:59 am #

    Isn’t it bizarre that we are whining about Russian interference in our election while openly calling for the removal of a president in another country half a world away because he is, well, kind of bad or mean or something.

    So how would we like it if another country somewhere said that Trump was just unacceptable and they openly discuss in their news the need for regime change and violently try to overthrow him one way and another. Of course, there’s a lot of people right now who would be thrilled at my analogy – but they are too far gone to engage in rational discussion. For them, replace Trump with Obama.

    • JohnAZ May 28, 2018 at 11:05 am #

      Can you imagine? We would have a four part simultaneous cow-tow. Russia, China, Iran and NOKO. But Obama is just one of four that led us to Trump!

      • capt spaulding May 28, 2018 at 11:23 am #

        What led us to Trump was the outrage at both political parties for their behavior leading to the great recession, and their behavior afterwards. The right wing was not going to vote for any regular politician, which was why someone as bizarre as Trump won the nomination, and on the other side, Hillary, the queen in waiting, was being outdone by Bernie supporters. In the case of Hillary, the Democrat’s worst enemy was the Democrat Party, and remains so today.

        • sophia May 28, 2018 at 12:04 pm #

          i just found out that Bernie won in every single county in my state, but that the superdelegates voted to nominate Hillary anyway.

          Then, the state overwhelmingly elected Trump.

          • Epicur May 28, 2018 at 12:46 pm #

            Catch 22!

          • Janos Skorenzy May 28, 2018 at 3:42 pm #

            I’ll give this to Bernie: when he cast his vote for Hillary he look like a man in hell. He knew he was selling his soul to the Devil.

            What is unforgivable about Bernie? He said that Whites don’t know what it is like to be poor. Clueless and vicious elitism on display.

          • michael May 28, 2018 at 5:49 pm #

            Democracy in action.

          • elysianfield May 28, 2018 at 7:30 pm #

            “What is unforgivable about Bernie? He said that Whites don’t know what it is like to be poor.”

            Janos,
            “White man never gets the blues, ’cause he ain’t got nothing to worry about….” Leadbelly

        • My Point of View May 28, 2018 at 2:11 pm #

          Both parties caused the Great Recession? Really? No thanks, not buying it.

          IIRC we finally achieved a balanced budget in the late 1990s after years of hard work by both sides of the aisle. We fought over the federal budget, demanding balance. In the Army, I saw us cut the force from 18 active duty combat-ready divisions in 1990 to just 10 divisions, taking the peace dividend and cutting spending. We got there with zero based budgeting and hard choices using the Gramm–Rudman–Hollings Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. We got ‘er done. Got balanced.

          But it was the GOP with its anti-tax mentality and the dysfunctional idiot G.W.Bush who blew it all away in 2001 with tax cuts for the wealthy done with red ink. The idiot then went on to put two wars on the credit card as if money grows on trees. He just had to show his dad that he could be both a tax cutter and a war president. The GOP I voted for most of my life had turned into Buffoon’s “R Us.

          Bush’s tax cuts flooded markets with money that had to go somewhere so it went into housing and stock market bubbles which went up and up until they couldn’t. In the DC area the music stopped in August 2005, when real estate just stopped. Full stop. The malaise in housing, and bad mortgages, spread far and wide until the stock market collapsed under all that junk in 2008.

          Blame for the Great Recession lays squarely at the feet of the GOP and Bush. Note too that the Great Depression was preceded by GOP tax cuts for the wealthy. Now we have Donnie Dotard giving himself and the wealthy another huge tax cut that is needed by neither the wealthy nor the economy as a whole. The music will stop this time in 2019, typically 14-18 months after such a cut. Count on it.

          • DrGonzo May 28, 2018 at 5:11 pm #

            Thanks, MPOV. About what I wanted to say, to set the record straight, but you said it better than I would have.

          • sophia May 28, 2018 at 9:26 pm #

            It was caused by Bill Clinton. He gutted the banking regulations that prevented such a thing for many decades. And by the way, he tried to privatize social security as well.

          • Linda May 28, 2018 at 10:38 pm #

            I’m with Sophia on this. Bill Clinton also “balanced” the budget on the back of Social Security. He was a shill for the banks and Wall Street. He repealed Glass-Steagall which led to the 2008 crash, and he pushed through NAFTA and WTO. A Democrat who really wasn’t and was simply a shill for moneyed interests. i hate that I voted for him twice. I made up for it by voting for Donald Trump. Not that it mattered in my blue, blue elitist state.

  13. Jeremy May 28, 2018 at 11:08 am #

    I emigrated out of the US 5 years ago.

    Always said to my wife: “America is an armed madhouse.” She gets it now.

    Yup, buy physical silver.

    Afghanistan = Opium = CIA
    Connect the dots.

  14. Georges1202 May 28, 2018 at 11:16 am #

    I recall as a lad the heady days of 1968 – that was an equally insane year (I won’t list all the reasons), however underneath all the upheaval was a different kind of solidity. Nixon still had not cancelled Bretton Woods, the space program was plowing forward to a heroic peak the next year, the middle class could actually afford things like medical care, housing and education and so on.

    We had Nixon but in retrospect – compared to the useless imbeciles running the government now – the adults were still in charge. God only knows if the Trump fiasco is a permanent template for things to come or if we can somehow regain some kind of sensibility.

  15. patrickd May 28, 2018 at 11:17 am #

    I wouldn’t use the word insane to describe so many American facets. The word evil fits better, because it alludes to the theme that has run through this land since its inception with European immigrants, continuing today all across the world. The theme of course is murder and looting. The exceptional nation showed its disdain for anything “not white”, and it’s belief that it was entitled to own, consume, take, whatever it saw. Nothing has changed.

    Today we remember the soldiers who murdered civilians all over the world in campaigns of terror – firebombing and nuking entire cities – but not me. I find it disgusting. Perhaps insane could be a word used to describe the thought process of anyone who thinks that our veterans are heroes for murdering civilians, or that those civilians who resisted US occupation of their countries are terrorists. I’ll allow that. But from the beginning it was simple evil, and the Americans (most people call them Indians, but they were not from India, they lived here in America, so they are Americans) were murdered, raped, and desecrated/mutilated by the evil European opportunist scum.

    Not much is changed. The scum still run things, are still murdering, and still looting. They need to be arrested, tried, and hung, simple as that. Our president is not the Commander in Chief, he is the Criminal in Chief, or the Terrorist in Chief, and his job is to spread US murder and looting operations all over this globe. The military does the dirty work, training thugs to do its dirty work, providing cover, weapons, and money for them, killing where ever they can, exacting tribute in all trade that they see (if they can see it, it belongs to them), demanding, claiming, sanctioning. The US is an evil entity that needs to come to an end, any which way it can.

    Believing anything beside this is insane, and possible evil as well, as some people choose ignorance willfully, and are proud of it!

    • beantownbill. May 28, 2018 at 11:34 am #

      So you say that murder is evil or perhaps insane? Yet you advocate putting certain people to death because they murder others? Your thesis is totally illogical and illustrates how flawed our species is. See my post below.

      • sophia May 28, 2018 at 12:12 pm #

        To say it is totally illogical is a flaw in your thinking. If you have a better way, that is great. But you are calling violence against the innocent and violence against the guilty as equivalent.

        You apparently think all people are morally equal. Imagine tribes living in grass huts, and among them is a serial rapist. There are no jails, no taxes, no strong buildings and certainly it would be a big burden for the people to part with their crops and game to feed the serial rapist for 50 years.

        They have two choices. Banning, which has often been done, and getting rid of the person who is acting as a predator. A man-eating lion (who usually has bad teeth or is old) has to be killed. A person who hurts other people has to be stopped one way or another.

        • malthuss May 29, 2018 at 10:24 am #

          Clinton was a flunkie for the Chinese.

      • patrickd May 28, 2018 at 3:14 pm #

        Murder and justice are two different things.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 28, 2018 at 3:46 pm #

      Yes, our hearts sank to the floor when Trump signed that spending bill that gave next to nothing for the Wall – which is why we voted for him. In his defense he said the Bill had lots of money for “Defense” – as if the Wall isn’t Defense. If he was honest he would have said the Bill had lots of money for “Offense”.

      The idiots still love Trump – just like they did the Bushes or Reagan.

      • S M Tenneshaw May 29, 2018 at 4:10 am #

        Meanwhile, it really sucks to be a worthless piece of Nazi filth. The soyboy incels over at The Daily Dorker are crying their little blue eyes out as they sob into their steins of Bitburger while listening to Brahms and soiling their soiled copies of Mein Krock.

        “Oh mein Gott, he’s PROSEMITIC!!! AAAAGGGGGHHH!!!”

        A less committed (get it?) crew would leave their flophouse rooms once in awhile, but they are truly committed. To paraphrase K.C. Jones:

        Pick a couple zits, take a couple shits
        Get down tonight!
        Whoo, get down tonight!

        • Janos Skorenzy May 29, 2018 at 5:53 pm #

          Laugh while you can Tenny, the Zionist Titanic is going down one way or another. The Left hates you now. The Left! Which was created, funded, and lead by the Jews once upon a time. But they jumped to the Capitalist vehicle for the most part. I mean ideologies are just vehicles to them. But their gentile Zombies BELIEVE and are very angry now that they see that their erstwhile masters do not and never did.

          • S M Tenneshaw May 29, 2018 at 7:32 pm #

            It won’t unfold that way, Otto. The world will go Churchill, not Hitler. Robert Spencer, not Richard Spencer. Tommy Robinson, not Joachim von Ribbentrop.

            The whole left-right con is being globally and noisily blown apart by a tidal wave of Islamic butchery and savagery, enabled by a Western nihilist elite that has decided (who knows why? maybe just for kicks) to destroy the whole enlightenment thing. Everybody can see, hear, and smell it.

            Everybody can also see that 14 million Jews couldn’t possibly be the cause of this. For every Soros there’s a Merkel. And an Obama. And a Macron. And a Pope. And a May. And a Corbyn.

            We all know antisemitism is not any kind of cure for this mess, it’s the prime cause. Those who profess otherwise are only pretending.

            The first step toward a defense of civilization is to stop pretending, stop lying. Just stop it. Stop it. Stop it.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 29, 2018 at 8:56 pm #

            Yeah, cuz Jews are good and everyone else is bad. Barr, Barr, Barr….

          • GreenAlba May 30, 2018 at 9:34 am #

            Nah, cuz Jews are just like everyone else – good and bad.

            TFTFY

  16. beantownbill. May 28, 2018 at 11:17 am #

    Governments exist only by using their ultimate power – violence. Our societies are ruled by laws. It is government which enforces any violation of a law. If someone decides not to follow the rules, then the government forces them to. How do they accomplish that? By threatening or using violence. Throughout history that’s how governments have operated.

    I think that’s because humans never evolved a mindset that doesn’t consider violence as a final solution. We are, after all, just tool-making animals, and apparently intelligence isn’t what it’s cracked up to be. Some scientists claim that intelligence isn’t a proven survival trait because we haven’t been around long enough. Homo Sapiens Sapiens are only a million or so years extant as compared to the dinosaurs’ 160 million years.

    It’s an open question whether or not we can evolve another means to resolve conflict. Violence doesn’t insure survival. If we go extinct, maybe nature, having already tried sheer power and then intelligence, will give wisdom and a sense of cooperation to the next Earth-ruling species.

    Have a thoughtful Memorial Day, CFNers.

    • elysianfield May 28, 2018 at 11:47 am #

      “It’s an open question whether or not we can evolve another means to resolve conflict.”

      Bill,
      You KNOW this will never happen. All Utopian ideals have one thing in common…they seek to deny, negate or overcome a basic trait of human nature…greed…lust…violence…

      • beantownbill. May 28, 2018 at 8:11 pm #

        You’re being too negative for my taste. Although you may be right, I’d hate to think that we cannot ever surpass ourselves.

        • elysianfield May 29, 2018 at 11:49 am #

          Bill,
          With education and self-control, some can temporarily rise above our predilections…but not permanently, and never “surpass” as a species. Were there hundreds of generations in a life without strife, want, fear and loathing…maybe then….

          We are hardwired…it is an evolutionary thang.

    • sophia May 28, 2018 at 12:13 pm #

      So you are an anarchist?

      • beantownbill. May 28, 2018 at 8:20 pm #

        I’m just saying that government derives its power by the application or threat of sanctioned violence. Therefore, the best government would find another way. I’m not smart enough to figure out how, but being an optimist, i’m sure such a way does exist.

        I love the idea of anarchy, but sadly we are not advanced enough to institute it.

        • elysianfield May 29, 2018 at 11:52 am #

          “I love the idea of anarchy,”

          Bill,
          You would love the idea, but hate the reality. You do understand that the job of an anarchist is to make life so untenable, so insane and undesirable that insurrection against the general order is obtained.

    • michael May 28, 2018 at 5:58 pm #

      You need to also question the laws themselves.

  17. volodya May 28, 2018 at 11:17 am #

    And what passes for business enterprise in the USA these days is something beyond insane, like unto the swarms of serpents and bats issuing from some mouth of hell in the medieval triptychs. – JHK

    I’ve seen it. No, really. The serpents and bats took a company I worked for, formerly a profitable and well-run outfit, and expanded it into a money-losing and out-of-control mess, whereupon it was acquired by an even bigger calamity.

    The acquiring c-suite departed after writing off an ungodly pile of crap the accountants call “goodwill” but not before collecting millions in fuck-off money. I’d be shocked if any of them actually understood the business they were “running” or what was in the balance sheet. Not that it mattered. The successors gutted my old company like a fish.

    That any of this happened bespeaks corporate governance that lost its fucking marbles and business schools incubating ideologies that are nothing short of lunacy. Why these schools even exist is a mystery to me. By rights, they shouldn’t.

    The remnants of my employer are still there, undead nerve-endings and carcass still twitching.

    But this craziness is nothing out of the ordinary. How many times have we seen it, or some close variant?

  18. christoforest May 28, 2018 at 11:19 am #

    Thanks Jim for having the courage to call all these ugly realities for what they are.

    The crazier things get, the more most people seem to retreat into infantile denial of what is going on in the world around them, so we are lucky to have your fearless voice reminding us of the reality around us, one that will eventually assert itself into so many constructed bubbles, financial and mental.

  19. elysianfield May 28, 2018 at 11:28 am #

    All is insanity.

    In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.

    However…

    In the land of the insane…those not afflicted are initially marginalized, and eventually destroyed.

    • njguy73 May 28, 2018 at 11:53 am #

      “In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.”

      No. In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is slave. He can’t be free to rule because he’s too busy making sure people don’t walk off cliffs.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 28, 2018 at 3:50 pm #

      Did you ever read the story of that title by H.G Wells? I don’t know if the saying stems from the story or inspired it, but the protagonist says it to himself when he stumbles into an isolate valley of blind people. He finds out differently though….

      Read it!

      • elysianfield May 29, 2018 at 1:19 pm #

        Janos,
        Sooo….Bogota is just another Immigrant who refuses to assimilate?

  20. Westcoast canuck May 28, 2018 at 11:44 am #

    Right on Jim !! You’re in fine form. As an outsider I am amazed by what’s happening south of us. Was it a former president of Mexico that summed up his country: “so far from God so close to America…” I’m worried.

  21. Georges1202 May 28, 2018 at 11:50 am #

    I am sick and tired of the pairing of the military and baseball. The worst offenders are, unfortunately, my dear NY Yankees who insist on reminding us that we are on a permanent war footing with the pious bullshit of ‘God Bless America’ in place of the fun and lighthearted ‘Take me out to the ballgame’ – baseball was meant to be a pastoral pastime.

    Some poor soul was even ejected from a game recently for leaving his seat when they played it – a tragic bit of heavy-handedness that I do hope they get sued for.

  22. janet May 28, 2018 at 11:57 am #

    Excellent essay today, JHK.

    • pequiste May 28, 2018 at 12:19 pm #

      The Apocalypse must be upon us; I actually agree with your comment 100%.

      • Janos Skorenzy May 28, 2018 at 4:15 pm #

        Is pequiste one of the whaler savages in Moby Dick?

        The founder of Quakerism, George Fox, wouldn’t travel by stagecoach since he saw the horses and stable boys being over worked and badly sweated. So he walked all over England preaching his message. Later in early America, they were social justice warriors, walking into other people’s churches stark naked to make some kind of point. Cotton Mather raged at them, and order on ship bearing them to be intercepted so they could be sold into slavery (didn’t happen though). Later they became very interested in money, becoming both whalers (so much for the cruelty to animals gig) and merchants. It’s said they contributed much to early Capitalism and of course to the nascent hypocrisy and political correctness that was to hound us ever since. For example, they couldn’t stand having the Scots-Irish crackers around, but were glad enough to see them opening up the frontier as settlers and Indian Fighters. Only then can business expand and flourish. Hypocrisy in action.

        They don’t Quake in ecstasy anymore either. Social Justice is their god! And what a poor god that is….

        • Janos Skorenzy May 28, 2018 at 4:17 pm #

          Nixon was a Quaker. He “opened China” and thus harpooned America as the jobs fled East.

          • malthuss May 29, 2018 at 10:26 am #

            In 1970, globalism was not so easy.
            Now, with cellphones and PCs, its here.
            Also, in 1970, China was under Mao.

            also,
            Thus Franco didn’t think that race or even ethnicity mattered – as long as the different elements were committed to Catholicism and Spanish culture.
            / Why would different races care about Spanish Culture?

  23. volodya May 28, 2018 at 12:05 pm #

    Remember the ruling class creates the reality and we have to pay for it. For all our support they will give us austerity. – Being There

    Yet, for all their seeming power, they can’t bend the laws of physics or human nature. Facts are extremely stubborn things. As Niander Wallace said in the movie, no amount of courage ever changed a fact.

    If the ruling class creates an economic food-chain that tries to defy reality, that tries to get around basic logic, that tries to say “no” to nature because they’re “special”, and that as a result can’t possibly work, then it WON’T work. If the ruling class refuses to stake stock of what’s real, they will expire. Their stay at the top will end and they have got nowhere to go but the grave.

    Have you heard of the “Holocene filter”? A cruel thing it was. It was merciless, it killed a lot of people, people that were different from you and me, yet in their essentials were still human. And this “filter”, which was in reality selective pressures brought to bear on human variants living at the edges of the glacial and post-glacial ages, homogenized the surviving human populations such that today we’re not all that different from one another, even if we have different skin tones and hair texture. I know this sounds like a long time ago, but in geological terms, it wasn’t. And it’s relevant to what’s happening today.

    It’s relevant because despite the protestations of the ruling class and their administrative clerisy that they’re special, a breed above, the results of what they see as a meritocracy, they’re not special, nature will confer its judgment, it has the final say on everything, just like it did when the glaciers melted. People that had the ability or the will to devise new ways of living ie growing food, survived. The others died, simple as that. We, the successors are so much alike because we’re the descendants of people that were behaviorally similar, and that’s how natural selection did its job.

    In this age, “insanity”, in particular the insanity of the ruling class, is not a characteristic that has any adaptive value. It will get culled from the gene pool. Nature will work its magic.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 28, 2018 at 4:20 pm #

      Ever talk to a “regular guy” with an IQ under a 100? Pretty boring, eh? Now imagine an IQ of 70, the pure Negro average – a result found again and again, and again using culturally neutral tests. The difference is huge. But good post except for the “we’re all the same” mantra.

      • malthuss May 29, 2018 at 10:27 am #

        Half of all Whites have those IQs, buddy.
        And most, whatever IQ, are brainwashed by the ‘news’ media.
        Id prefer to use a word that rhymes with ‘news’ but dont wanna make JHK angry.

      • malthuss May 29, 2018 at 10:30 am #

        Now imagine an IQ of 70, the pure Negro average – a result found again and again, and again using culturally neutral tests

        /Yesterday was a holiday.
        I saw about 8 mud couples.
        White woman with a Black.
        3 kids with one couple.
        2 couples had one kid.
        One guy was very black, like some haitian escapees, with a pale white woman.

        I saw no white man holding a blacks hand. Not even a homo couple like that.

        • elysianfield May 29, 2018 at 11:59 am #

          Malthuss,
          How would you respond to this statement?

          “I saw Malthuss with a beautiful Asian woman, young and perfect in every way…she was at least an “11” on a scale of ten….

          • malthuss May 29, 2018 at 10:04 pm #

            I am too old for young.
            Other old guys can chase the under 30s,

  24. Luhrenloup May 28, 2018 at 12:07 pm #

    From shining city on the hill to rentier economy, government is focused on the manifestation of power rather than the engine of power. The government’s problem is how to become one of the players as opposed to being the superpower. Every move made recently to maintain hegemony empowers other nations. China calls the shots in North Korea thanks to the military and Trump’s ego needs. The size of the ego determines how one accepts the diminution of power that comes to all.

  25. Tate May 28, 2018 at 12:11 pm #

    The first Memorial day celebration,

    cdispatch.com/lifestyles/article.asp?aid=6329&sort=a

    and the celebrated poem that it inspired:

    The Blue & the Gray
    Francis Miles Finch

    By the flow of the inland river,
    Whence the fleets of iron have fled,
    Where the blades of the grave-grass quiver,
    Asleep are the ranks of the dead:
    Under the sod and the dew,
    Waiting the judgment-day;
    Under the one, the Blue,
    Under the other, the Gray

    These in the robings of glory,
    Those in the gloom of defeat,
    All with the battle-blood gory,
    In the dusk of eternity meet:
    Under the sod and the dew,
    Waiting the judgement-day
    Under the laurel, the Blue,
    Under the willow, the Gray.

    From the silence of sorrowful hours
    The desolate mourners go,
    Lovingly laden with flowers
    Alike for the friend and the foe;
    Under the sod and the dew,
    Waiting the judgement-day;
    Under the roses, the Blue,
    Under the lilies, the Gray.

    So with an equal splendor,
    The morning sun-rays fall,
    With a touch impartially tender,
    On the blossoms blooming for all:
    Under the sod and the dew,
    Waiting the judgment-day;
    Broidered with gold, the Blue,
    Mellowed with gold, the Gray.

    So, when the summer calleth,
    On forest and field of grain,
    With an equal murmur falleth
    The cooling drip of the rain:
    Under the sod and the dew,
    Waiting the judgment -day,
    Wet with the rain, the Blue
    Wet with the rain, the Gray.

    Sadly, but not with upbraiding,
    The generous deed was done,
    In the storm of the years that are fading
    No braver battle was won:
    Under the sod and the dew,
    Waiting the judgment-day;
    Under the blossoms, the Blue,
    Under the garlands, the Gray

    No more shall the war cry sever,
    Or the winding rivers be red;
    They banish our anger forever
    When they laurel the graves of our dead!
    Under the sod and the dew,
    Waiting the judgment-day,
    Love and tears for the Blue,
    Tears and love for the Gray.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 28, 2018 at 5:35 pm #

      Once a German fighter crashed someplace in England. The pilot was either dying or dead. Inquiries were made after the war, but no one ever claimed the body. So he remained buried in the local cemetery. Antifa fiends learned of it took the train out from London to deface his grave. The Locals didn’t take kindly to it and they are said to have driven them out with curses and kicks. When asked about it, they simply said, “He’s one of us now.”

      Likewise, now the fiends seek to deface the graves under the Lillies and beside the Willow. They deserve the same treatment.

      A very beautiful poem btw. I don’t say that lightly or only because I agree with the message.

      • GreenAlba May 29, 2018 at 10:53 am #

        Could I have some more (and verifiable) information on the German fighter pilot, please, Janos. Not that I don’t believe there are a few buried here, as there will be elsewhere. It’s just that I’m trying to figure out (a) who Antifa are, because this is the UK and ‘Antifa’ is a US thing and (b) why they would be worried about a German pilot from WWII.

        There have been lots of problems with your Nazi friends defacing Jewish cemeteries, over the years, of course. We’re used to that. But I’ve never heard of anyone defacing the grave of a German soldier in this country. If it happened, it’s both pathetic and disgusting, but I’d be interested in some verifiable details. Thanks.

        I did come across this story:

        dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2202867/Bodies-Luftwaffe-pilots-lain-unmarked-grave-1940-relocated-hist…

        But it’s just about two German airmen buried in Kent – there have been moves to have their bodies buried properly in the German war grave at Cannock Chase and their names added to the roll of the dead. Seems pretty respectful to me.

        • Elrond Hubbard May 29, 2018 at 2:48 pm #

          ‘Antifa’ refers to an anti-fascist movement, which in Janos’ mind seems to amount to a primordial force of elemental eee-vil. It seems to me not irrelevant that there was a hot war going on between the two countries at the time. Under more peaceful conditions, i.e. when people weren’t living with the daily fear of indiscriminate death from a great height, the people might not have minded the pilot at all, regardless of any ideological differences.

          That’s assuming the incident Janos describes even happened (not a given, considering that it’s Janos).

          • Janos Skorenzy May 29, 2018 at 5:57 pm #

            The Antifa is a universal Anti-White largely White movement, found in every White country. Maybe you folks call them something different. Maybe you just call them Communists or Anarchists.

          • GreenAlba May 29, 2018 at 6:35 pm #

            Thanks, Janos. I know what Antifa means over your way.

            I was rather hoping you’d have some verifiable details for me regarding the incident you described. I’m not remotely denying it *could* have happened – I’m just curious to know more about it as I’ve never heard of anything like that happening here. Unless you’re talking about many decades ago, not long after the war, before we had er… ‘Antifa’.

            We’ve always had anti-fascists, of course, which is something different. Most people qualify as anti-fascists, thankfully.

    • Elrond Hubbard May 29, 2018 at 3:05 pm #

      Reconciliation after an event as terrible and destructive as the U.S. civil war, and everything that led up to it, is a difficult thing. It’s crucial that everyone — winners and losers — come together to recognize the origins of the Memorial Day holiday just past:

      One of the earliest Memorial Day commemorations was organized by recently freed slaves.

      history.com/news/8-things-you-may-not-know-about-memorial-day

      “As the Civil War neared its end, thousands of Union soldiers, held as prisoners of war, were herded into a series of hastily assembled camps in Charleston, South Carolina. Conditions at one camp, a former racetrack near the city’s Citadel, were so bad that more than 250 prisoners died from disease or exposure, and were buried in a mass grave behind the track’s grandstand. Three weeks after the Confederate surrender, an unusual procession entered the former camp: On May 1, 1865, more than 1,000 recently freed slaves, accompanied by regiments of the U.S. Colored Troops (including the Massachusetts 54th Infantry) and a handful of white Charlestonians, gathered in the camp to consecrate a new, proper burial site for the Union dead. The group sang hymns, gave readings and distributed flowers around the cemetery, which they dedicated to the ‘Martyrs of the Race Course.'”

      The struggle for U.S. national reconciliation continues. For more about the Charleston memorial, click here.

  26. AKlein May 28, 2018 at 12:14 pm #

    Today, being Memorial Day, is one of those “special” days where odious corporations can once again signal their virtue by reminding everybody to remember those who gave their lives (and limbs) for “our” (sic) country. That, JHK, is how we can appropriately “memorialize all that”.

  27. marcus1 May 28, 2018 at 12:17 pm #

    Jim, you forgot the biggest blunder of all, the Iraq war. Started by President Cheney and his Chief Fool. Let’s look at the the prologue and sequel to this blunder.

    A cabal of Wahhabist believers, almost all Saudi Arabian Sunni origin, followed the insane vision of another Wahhabist Saudi Arabian engineer, to engender payback for the perceived US materiel disruption and then abandonment of Afghanistan and Pakistan and the continued US military personnel presence in Saudi Arabia.

    So the US, primarily through the CIA, supported a hyper radical religious group, Al Qaeda, to help defeat the Russians in Afghanistan and western Pakistan and then left them abruptly in the lurch, to suffer another 10 years of brutal civil war. Such are hot proxy wars fought by peons in the cold war.

    So as described above, the Fool in Chief, decides the answer to this insanity is to do something even more insane! Attack and occupy one of the most secular countries in the ME. So the occupation doen’t go very well after “mission accomplished” and the US suffers another 3 years of death and destruction in Iraq, which engenders the next radical Sunni Wahhabist group, ISIS.

    The lesson in the story? Don’t do stupid shit! Also don’t elect ignorant, incurious fools to lead a powerful nuclear power in a complex world.

    • capt spaulding May 28, 2018 at 12:32 pm #

      As long as Republicans ignore the lessons of the Bush administration failure, you know, deregulate everything & let the financiers run wild give billionaires & corporations huge tax breaks they don’t need, etc, nothing will change. Even as the US wobbled on the edge of financial disaster, they never changed their tune one iota, and remain that way today.

      • My Point of View May 28, 2018 at 2:31 pm #

        Exactly. The election cry of the GOP should be BOHICA! as in Bend Over Here It Comes Again.

        All those who voted for Trump will get bent over a barrel this year as Paul Ryan starts to gut Social Security and Medicare on which a lot of them rely on. BOHICA indeed.

        Millions of whites will keep voting GOP because, dontcha know, it’s the white people’s party for us ‘real Americans’ here.

        • sophia May 28, 2018 at 9:41 pm #

          Yeah, it was the democrats who did the deregulation. It’s a special kind of stupid that continues to blindly follow the democrat republican nonsense. Ain’t no difference! If you can’t see the duopoly, you’re willfully blind. You need psychoanalysis to find out what unfathomable motivations lie behind such tediousness.

          • sophia May 28, 2018 at 9:43 pm #

            I’m angry because this type of person is holding up progress. You’re not part of the solution. It isn’t 1960 any more, or whenever the democrats sold out. The story has moved on. Wake up for Christ’s sake already.

  28. pequiste May 28, 2018 at 12:22 pm #

    “It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”

    Jiddu Krishnamurti

    Yeah, what he said.

    • malthuss May 29, 2018 at 10:05 pm #

      He was a hero to some. I dont relate to him.

  29. San Jose May 28, 2018 at 12:32 pm #

    I wonder if they have any Memorial Day-type celebrations in Sweden–land of my ancestors? Sweden hasn’t been at war for 200 years.

    Jen in San Jose

    • Janos Skorenzy May 28, 2018 at 5:49 pm #

      Oh but a great War is coming to the Sweden, one for the Ages. A righteous War too. And as the Gita says, Ksyatrias pray to the Gods for such a righteous War, one they can give themselves to with a clear conscience, one deserving of their best energies, and if the Gods so decree, their very lives.

      For what nobler Cause could there be than to drive the Muslims out of Europe? And to serve Justice to those who brought them in? Google the “Golden One” on youtube if you want to listen to one such Swedish Ksyatria, yearning for the European Kurukshetra War to begin. He’s a bit of a goof and narcissist, but every Saint has a past and every sinner has a future. He’s a body builder, danced in a gay pride parade when young and committed other such sins. But he has a good message now and seems sincere.

      And don’t believe Gandhi, Radhakrishnan and other such modern commentators. The War was not merely allegorical or symbolic. Krishna told Arjuna to, “Fight”. Why? Because that was his dharma as a Warrior. Others have different dharmas. Krishna, Vidura, and others had already tried to broker a just peace but the other side wouldn’t have it. All was set for the Great Sacrifice and Arjuna wanted to back out? Wtf!?

      The rules of Just War are laid out in Manu Samhita. This met all the criteria or Krishna would have vetoed it.

      • GreenAlba May 29, 2018 at 7:59 pm #

        I wonder if Ikea will get the contract for the chariots.

  30. marcus1 May 28, 2018 at 1:01 pm #

    Part of the laziness of human nature. People are attracted to simple answers to complex problems. Regulations–evil, socialist, free market– good.

    This is how we end up with a mediocre medical system that costs twice as much as the next most expensive health care system in the world and we can’t even afford benefits for all citizens.

    • marcus1 May 28, 2018 at 1:02 pm #

      This was for you comment Capn’

    • My Point of View May 28, 2018 at 2:35 pm #

      For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong. … H. L. Mencken

      • Janos Skorenzy May 28, 2018 at 5:54 pm #

        And for every simple problem there is a simple answer, though the excuses are many – as are perhaps the difficulties of raising a child one’s conscience wouldn’t let one abort. One simple solution is adoption. Of course that means carrying the child to term, bearing being pregnant, which often isn’t easy apparently, being seen by others as pregnant without a husband and the moral shame of that, etc.

        • GreenAlba May 29, 2018 at 7:00 am #

          Should we hang a large sign on the father too, to wear every day to work to show his ‘shame’? Or did this lady get pregnant by immaculate conception? Why didn’t you mention him, out of interest? At all?

        • GreenAlba May 29, 2018 at 7:06 am #

          You were the one who was advocating prostitution a while ago (with the assumed approval of the er.. church fathers) to help all those poor, suffering men with their Coolidge problem.

          Who will bear the ‘shame’ for the babies of those brief liaisons that got your approval? Let me guess…

          Who bore the ‘shame’ of all the young girls in ‘service’ in the real Downton Abbeys of the world who were kicked out by ‘master’ when he or his sons got them up the duff without so much as a ‘by your leave’? To suffer in the workhouse or die in a ditch. Who do you think, Toady?

          • elysianfield May 29, 2018 at 12:08 pm #

            Green,
            I suspect it is the human condition. I am currently reading a book* that indicates that Karl Marx…knocked up a “domestic” in his household…and refused to acknowledge the child.

            I understand the “from each according to his ability”, but what of “to each according to his (her) need?”

            *Infernal Library…Daniel Kalder

          • GreenAlba May 29, 2018 at 12:34 pm #

            Not arguing with that, EF. Dickens wasn’t a paragon of husbandly virtue either, despite his concern for the downtrodden. Nor MLK. Nor JFK. At least MLK purportedly said that particular weakness was one of his greatest regrets – I don’t recall hearing about the sainted JFK saying anything similar. But we weren’t there.

            I’m making the point that the physical evidence is sported by the lady, not the gent, so she gets the flak, not him. And Janos didn’t mention him at all. Not at all.

            And yet he very specifically supported what you might call ‘necessary infidelity’, but only for the gents. So I’m forced to wonder what happens to all those babes produced by that necessary infidelity and who’s responsible for them. Is it just the person showing the physical evidence or is there any justice in the world?

  31. FincaInTheMountains May 28, 2018 at 1:39 pm #

    Stop whining, things are not as bad as they could’ve been. It is a work in progress…

    Trump’s main slogan “Lets Make America Great Again” in Russian should be translated as “Lets Make America Cool Again” and not the great ala Third Reich in 1939.

    The main application of this slogan is the requirement to block the border with Mexico through which drugs are smuggled by the ton and to prohibit the emigration to the US of the Anti-Assad insurgents = the Islamist militants from Syria, whom Hillary Clinton so fell in love with, that for them she was ready to start a nuclear war with Russia three times.

    And if you saw how women wrapped in black robes enter the ocean in Brighton Beach, then you would understand why Trump’s voters looked at this video and felt threatened for the coolness of America, and not her greatness, imagining how in the parking lots of American malls father in front of his children on a perfectly legal basis, chops off their mother’s head for alleged adultery.

    youtube.com/watch?v=O0sdzUwtxSA

    Namely under this pretext this video was submitted to the Trump voters in May 2016, and now to Trump’s America. The Russian media, which has just admired America of Hillary Clinton, is now smearing with black paint America of Trump for the fact that most Americans under the influence of this video began to feel sympathy for Putin’s Russia, which in their opinion was the first to cut short the Islamic fanatics.

    And I add that according to the theory of colored world projects this is not Sharia and not even Islam, but a new religion developed in 1944-1945 by an organization called Ahnenerbe in view of the inevitable collapse of the Third Reich

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahnenerbe

    • marcus1 May 28, 2018 at 1:53 pm #

      Funcain. You truly represent the old saying of diarrhea of the mouth and constipation of the brain IOW you’re a blowhard with no contribution except as a bad example.

      I don’t know which is worse, your feeble attempts at propaganda or your impenetrable pretzel logic.

      • FincaInTheMountains May 28, 2018 at 2:08 pm #

        The rumors I heard regarding Reich’s plans for reformatting of the Western Society – European and American alike – forced shock-Islamization in the ISIS traditions, and after a while, when the initial process is finished, introducing a more moderate Islam of Iranian style.

        You should be really grateful that Donald came and fucked it all up for the “globalists”.

        • marcus1 May 28, 2018 at 2:54 pm #

          Are there really any minds out there weak enough to eat this horseshit? Ooooh Muslims scary. Ooooh Globalists (whatever the fuck that means) scary.

          You know what’s really scary? Lack of education that disables someone to parse your paranoid fear mongering as the horseshit it is.

          Tell me this Funcain: whats the difference between you sowing paranoia about Muslim women swimming in burkas and some other asshole sowing paranoia about groups of Hasidic Jews wondering around the streets wearing black wool hats and suits?

          • FincaInTheMountains May 28, 2018 at 3:04 pm #

            Ooooh Muslims scary. Ooooh Globalists (whatever the fuck that means) scary.

            Marcus, you are welcome to eat the flavor of shit of your own choosing – you still live in a free country.

            Muslims are not scary, Islamists – are, very scary. Globalists means the Fourth Reich.

          • Q. Shtik May 28, 2018 at 3:48 pm #

            paranoia about groups of Hasidic Jews wondering around the streets wearing black wool hats and suits? – marcus

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

            Nobody is paranoid about Hasidic Jews wondering around the streets wearing black wool hats and suits except when they do it in 98 degree heat. Then we wonder.

          • akmofo May 28, 2018 at 4:20 pm #

            No need to wonder Q. These people are braindead zombies. Kinda like those Catholics that blindly follow the Poope, or the Jihadists who subscribe to the fictional story of Muhmud as the world of God, composed 200 years after he supposedly existed:

            youtu.be/jn3hRQNcvyE?t=10m18s

            If you watch Jay Smith’s YouTube presentations, it’s now clear that pretty much everything Jihadists claim about their religion is fugazy.

          • sauerkraut May 28, 2018 at 5:35 pm #

            Q: Read ’em and weep.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 28, 2018 at 7:22 pm #

            Do they swim in those black suits – with their black hats waiting patiently for them to surface?

        • Janos Skorenzy May 28, 2018 at 5:56 pm #

          Well I don’t know about the Colors but the Nazis did plan a New Order. So he’s right about that per se – if not about much else.

    • Tate May 28, 2018 at 2:28 pm #

      Here we are “below the Finc,” so I guess that signals commenting is open to one & all on any topic, no?

      Here’s something I found, apposite of the Finc phenom, regarding the “Qanon” phenom at the Chans. Does anyone here keep up with that?

      This poster says you’re wasting your time. By design.

      threadreaderapp.com/thread/1000060035140083712.html

      The Burning Platform for reference:

      theburningplatform.com/2018/05/28/wikileaks-calls-qanon-a-likely-pied-piper-operation/#more-177149

  32. janet May 28, 2018 at 2:08 pm #

    California is a diverse state and it appears patriotism is alive there. At Fresno State’s softball stadium people spontaneously sang the national anthem when it was announced the anthem was not going to be played.

    “Tiffany Marquez’s daughter plays softball with girls from both teams, so they were there to support her friends. She said people were confused at first, because it didn’t make sense to not play the anthem — especially since it was Memorial Day weekend.

    People booed the announcement and then started singing a cappella. In an instant, the entire crowd was standing to attention and facing the flag. Many took off their hats or put their hands over their hearts.

    “It gave me chills!” Marquez said. She grabbed her phone out of her sweatshirt pocket so she could capture the moment. “It was one of the neatest things I’ve ever experienced. I mean, there I was, standing in the middle of a true testament to unity and patriotism,” she said.

    Long live California and its diversity! (including its patriotic “illegal” immigrants)

    • Q. Shtik May 28, 2018 at 4:00 pm #

      Who the heck is Tiffany Marquez?

  33. sauerkraut May 28, 2018 at 2:40 pm #

    People spend all their time scrambling to make ends meet. Any ends.

    No time left for politics. Not important enough.

    Until the people get the government they really deserve, and when they do, they look around for someone to blame. Can’t be them, after all.

    Must be the damn soshulust libtards what don tride ta help ‘em. Or sumthun.

    • sauerkraut May 28, 2018 at 2:45 pm #

      Not that the PC police are any better. But they don’t infest this blog much.

  34. FincaInTheMountains May 28, 2018 at 2:53 pm #

    This poster says you’re wasting your time. By design. == Tate

    Of course you are – you still haven’t figured out the main alignment of forces at play now.

    It is really the Fourth Reich and its agent of influence in US – Clinton, various Brannons, Muellers, and Comeys, against the yet to be concluded Entente Cordiale – alliance of US, Russia, England of Queen Elisabeth, Israel and countries of traditional Islam.

    And the main task of the Reich now is not to allow alliance between Putin’s Russia and Trump’s America.

    Just watch the reaction of so-called European Union to Trump exiting Iran Nuclear agreement –they are playing Iran petroleum card and attempting to create Petro-Euro (Petro Reich Mark) standard.

    Anti-American propaganda on Russian TV is all about it.

  35. FincaInTheMountains May 28, 2018 at 3:36 pm #

    The main conclusion from yesterday’s rumors is that the epicenter of the Civil War in the US appears to be moving from Syria to Ukraine. And this is my conclusions, not rumors, but the increase in business insurance for transactions with property sold under Yushchenko means that the insurers sniffed something that made them believe that Ukraine would soon become a testing ground for a large-scale revision of the results of post-Soviet privatization ala what happened in Donbass.

    But what is “rumor” is that the city of Mariupol will be the last stronghold of Poroshenko’s Ukraine. Kiev will be taken, Lvov will be taken, but Mariupol will stand like a rock. The thing is that as soon as Mariupol falls, sectoral sanctions imposed in connection with the fall of the Malaysian Boeing MH17 will spread on it and all the products that the Donbass plants are now sending to the Akhmetov factories in Mariupol will lose the European market.

    That is why the investigation of the shooting down of MH17 is finished now, right to Angela Merkel’s visit, and this is again my conclusions, not rumors. Let me remind you that on July 14, 2014 Merkel cooed with Putin in Brazil, but on July 17, 2014, the Boeing MH17 was shot down over Donetsk, and on July 26, in connection with this flight, the European Union, with a pitch from Merkel, announced very well-conceived sectoral sanctions that I doubt that they were developed in just 8 days.

    And all the sanctions announced before by Obama in connection with Crimea and DNR-LNR were for Russia just a slap on the wrist, and did not prevent Putin from going to Brazil and communicating with the Western Leaders at the World Cup, while the sectoral sanctions of the European Union really hurt because of their thoughtfulness.

    And on November 3, 2014, Putin told Merkel what actually happens to a bride on the wedding night, and she looked at him as if in response to these sanctions he promised to do with her what the Soviet soldiers in Germany in 1945 they were shot for in 24 hours.

  36. K-Dog May 28, 2018 at 3:37 pm #

    In 1868 John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic established Decoration Day as a day to decorate the graves of Union dead. Various Union and Confederate traditions afterwards merged with it into a single day to honor all Americans who died in military service. As Union and Confederate are both honored on the same day it is reasonable to conclude that the day does not represent anything more than a celebration of death. What they died for being obviously irrelevant.

    My only concession will be to enjoy some burnt dead animal and a paid day off work. The more relevant meaning of memorial day then being that those who have a job, even a part-time gig on a loading dock get a day off with pay. Poor suckers who don’t have a job just have a day like any other, but perhaps even they can score some dead animal if they have a hook up. It is about having your social compliance memorialized even if it kills you. And those who play the game have the dead animal, so find those who play the game and get yourself some meat.

  37. wm5135 May 28, 2018 at 3:54 pm #

    In addition to remembering and honoring those who have paid the most dear price:

    Let us remember the nation that we might have been and might still be.

    I remain humbled by the good fortune to have been born a ciitzen of the United States of America. The promise remains, we need to fulfill that promise.

    Change the world? Change yourself.

    wm

    • Janos Skorenzy May 28, 2018 at 6:07 pm #

      All gave some. Some gave all. But so often in vain for ignoble reasons. But they didn’t know that so their sacrifice remains pure on that level at least.

  38. FincaInTheMountains May 28, 2018 at 5:19 pm #

    The seizure of power in the US by the Deep State (Black Project), led by Hillary Clinton, was prepared for a long time, probably since the assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan.

    But it was activated after Helmut Kohl re-recruited Gorbachev from Anglo Saxons for $140 billion and the notorious withdrawal of Soviet troops from Germany began. By the way, on June 12, when the meeting of Donald Trump with Kim Jong-un is to take place, it is the anniversary of Reagan’s famous phrase “Mr. Gorbachev, Tear down this wall!”, which he blurted out despite Margaret Thatcher’s urgent requests, from whom the spotted stallion of a skunk was stolen away directly from the stable by the Krauts.

    The next major success of the Black Project was the election of Bill Clinton as US president, but decisions were made in this crucial period that determined the results of the collapse of the USSR, of course by Hillary, who, according to rumors, was beating up the above-mentioned US president when he did not do what he was told or done enough attentively right in the Oral Cabinet of the White House.

    And after that nothing.

    One defeat after another, and with overwhelming superiority of forces and means.

    The only outstanding success since 1993 is the successful zombification of US college graduates, which of course is due to the fact that as it turned out in 2013 the owner of the S&P-500 is the largest publisher of textbooks in the US McGraw-Hill and the history of this publishing house allows a much better understanding of the connection of sad fate of Gaddafi with geopolitics of Rear Admiral Alfred Thayer Mahan and look into the history of the Black Project, which took place long before the 12th century, when the natives of the city of Tire found a safe path to the tin islands, past the Bay of Biscay, it inspired this city in the Bronze Age “to accumulate gold as dirt” and to become the first edition of the Babylonian Whore.

    And for Russia, all this is of paramount importance, since all these “educational” technologies will undoubtedly be used in Russia in order to ensure the “correct” result of the election of 2024. More accurately they are already being used, since the Unified State Exam and the elimination of the Russian Academy of Science are undoubtedly part of the same process.

    • bukowskisghost May 28, 2018 at 6:20 pm #

      Great post today Jim! Bravo! So much of the insanity today resides in the comment sections of really thoughtful blogs ( never liked that word). Why do so many want to hijack the main subject?

      • K-Dog May 28, 2018 at 7:21 pm #

        No secret to it, they get paid to do it. The others are just assholes.

        • elysianfield May 28, 2018 at 7:50 pm #

          “No secret to it, they get paid to do it. The others are just assholes.”

          Dog,
          So I’m an unpaid tool AND an asshole? At least I’m not the one rubbing my butt on the carpet. #gotworms?

        • Janos Skorenzy May 28, 2018 at 8:52 pm #

          Are you going to try and crash the Starbucks training sessions tomorrow? The Virtue is going to be served up hot.

          • BackRowHeckler May 28, 2018 at 9:08 pm #

            Lot of grovelling, expressions of self hatred, rolling in the muck, self denunciations, mea culpas, apologies, self abasement etc.

            Their jobs depend upon it.

            do you think any of these Starbucks pissants have the balls to tell management to take their re education camp and shove it up their ass? Maybe hust one or two?

            brh

          • malthuss May 29, 2018 at 11:10 am #

            try to, not and.

          • GreenAlba May 29, 2018 at 11:31 am #

            ‘Try and’ is fine if you succeed or know you will succeed. As they taught me in primary school. ‘Try to’ is more circumspect, in case you don’t.

  39. Tate May 28, 2018 at 6:56 pm #

    They call themselves journalists. With a straight face.

    zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-28/caged-migrant-children-photo-goes-viral-left-rages-trump-except-it-hap…

  40. BackRowHeckler May 28, 2018 at 9:03 pm #

    So we have a nephew who just finished up a up a 9 month deployment to Afghanistan on May 24. He was in a base outside Kabul.

    He was saying they were mostly confined to the their secured area 24/7, as it was too dangerous to travel outside. If they had to leave for another American installation it was always by air, and they were always fired upon. The base was assaulted several time in force but Afghan soldiers did most of the fighting, altho in my nephews company there were 2 KIA, which never made the news here in the USA. I get the impression that allied forces in the country of Afghanistan are pretty isolated and under serious threat right now

    The flight home is being delayed as some of the soldiers have come down with meningitis. Everybody is quarantined in some unnamed Arab country.

    i haven’t heard the kid complain about anything. We wanted him to enlist in the Navy or Coast Guard but he wanted to go into the Army and claims this is what he signed up for.

    brh

    • malthuss May 29, 2018 at 10:16 am #

      Could you collect all your posts and put them in a wordpress?

  41. BackRowHeckler May 28, 2018 at 9:21 pm #

    and speaking of Major League Baseball, of which i am a big fan, I heard on a broadcast today that a few free agents at the end of the season — Machado on the Orioles and Kershaw on the Dodgers — could command up to $50 million per year next season, and that a $1 billion contract may not be far off. This is as attendance declines and the average fan cannot afford a ticket to see a game.

    Maybe just another racket among many rackets out there.

    brh

  42. janet May 28, 2018 at 10:56 pm #

    “It is our principle export, a vital economic engine, the hub to which all the spokes of our rickety national wheel are attached, and it is visibly cracking. You can’t steal $6,000,000,000,000 from a country in less than 20 years and fail to make a monstrous impact on the very bones of that society, yet that six trillion is merely loose change compared to what we have squandered on permanent war since 1947.

    Every bomb dropped, every missile launched, every bullet fired, every bandage used, every body bag filled represents money that once belonged to all of us but has been transferred to a small group of wealthy war profiteers we will never meet. The theft is generational in scope, and affects everything from the hospital bills we can’t afford to the roads too potholed to drive on to the schools without enough teachers and books. The damage done to us all is comprehensive, and that’s before we get to the body count.” –William Rivers Pitt

  43. Janos Skorenzy May 28, 2018 at 11:16 pm #

    gatesofvienna.net/2018/05/paul-weston-britain-is-now-a-genuine-police-state/

    The Sun has set on the British Empire. There is no peaceful solution but only war to the knife against the Skraelings.

    • BackRowHeckler May 29, 2018 at 1:11 am #

      Yea, looks like the Muzzies have wormed their way into the British courts and law enforcement; imposition of Shariah Law across GB doesn’t look to be far off. Taking over Londonistan -O-Town was just the beginning

      I think their main goal in Britain (the Muzzies)– as well as in France — is Islamic control of the central governments, and ultimately their nuclear arsenalts.

      brh

      • malthuss May 29, 2018 at 11:11 am #

        You should have your own blog.
        Your posts are better than the rest.

      • GreenAlba May 31, 2018 at 9:44 am #

        “Yea, looks like the Muzzies have wormed their way into the British courts and law enforcement; imposition of Shariah Law across GB doesn’t look to be far off. ”

        More fuckwittery from brh. Poor man. Try reading from proper sources.

        thenational.ae/world/europe/uk-rejects-proposals-to-regulate-sharia-councils-1.701243

        “An independent review published on Thursday urged Home Secretary Amber Rudd to set up a regulatory body.

        “But the proposal was rejected by the Home Office, citing concerns it would legitimise Islamic law “Sharia law has no jurisdiction in the UK and we would not facilitate or endorse regulation, which could present councils as an alternative to UK laws”, a Home Office spokesperson said.”

        Let me repeat that last bit for the hard-of-thinking morons:

        “Sharia law has no jurisdiction in the UK and we would not facilitate or endorse regulation, which could present councils as an alternative to UK laws”, a Home Office spokesperson said.”

        Endless, endless fuckwittery. It won’t stop, as long as it’s produced by the fuckwits who publish it in the US and is lapped up by the fuckwits who read it and repost it. Rinse and repeat…

        • GreenAlba May 31, 2018 at 9:59 am #

          “You should have your own blog.
          Your posts are better than the rest.”

          For the love of God, Malthuss, have some dignity.

    • GreenAlba May 29, 2018 at 7:21 am #

      Janos

      I hope you were there with your ‘free Tommy’ placard when he was jailed for mortgage fraud. And when he was jailed for 12 months for assaulting an off-duty police officer.

      His real name’ Stephen Lennon (he’s a big fan of free speech, apparently, so why keep your own name?). He called himself Tommy Robinson after one of the principal thugs in a gang of football hooligans that follows Luton FC around.

      He lost his job at Luton Airport because of the assault conviction. So he’s a bitter little reptile as well as being a racist one. Displacement is common among bitter people – especially when they’re bitter about something that was entirely their fault. Poor little Stephen.

      BTW, you said recently that people should take it as a compliment if they were called a ‘dick’. I much prefer ‘bellend’. Full flavour and no margin of ambiguity for the delusional.

      • malthuss May 29, 2018 at 10:18 am #

        Yawn.

        • GreenAlba May 29, 2018 at 10:56 am #

          Have a lie down, Malthuss. You should have gone to bed earlier.

          • malthuss May 29, 2018 at 11:16 am #

            troll.

          • malthuss May 29, 2018 at 11:19 am #

            I re read your screed.
            He is a ‘reptile.’
            A racist. That term is used to shut Whites up. Its not working so well, these days.

          • GreenAlba May 29, 2018 at 11:32 am #

            Yawn 🙂

    • GreenAlba May 29, 2018 at 8:13 am #

      And I love the idea that the sun has just set on the British Empire. Who are you – Rip van Winkle?

      • malthuss May 29, 2018 at 10:18 am #

        When it sets on the Israeli ’empire’ I will be happy.

      • Janos Skorenzy May 29, 2018 at 6:02 pm #

        Tommy (our Tommy!) is a Jew yet you treat him no better than a common White. Your Anti-Semitism is noted.

        • GreenAlba May 29, 2018 at 6:42 pm #

          Oh, Janos. You’ll have to do better than that. I gave you more credit for intelligence. Your Tommy/Stephen is a common thug – his cultural provenance is neither here nor there.

          This little shit was a Jew as well:

          en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Rachman

          You seem unclear about what antisemitism is.

  44. janet May 28, 2018 at 11:32 pm #

    “Little Jane, what empire?” –brh

    brh, empire is not a single thing. It is a complex and ever-changing set of unequal relationships. America has been an empire since white settlement in the United States, the Declaration of Independence, the Monroe doctrine, American missionary activities, the Mexican-American War, the Civil War, expansion of overseas trade, and all foreign wars from the Spanish-American War to the present, including establishing overseas bases, black sites for torture, and the use of drone warfare in the Near East today.

    • BackRowHeckler May 29, 2018 at 1:06 am #

      ‘unequal relationships’

      Are you talking about international power politics, or kindergarten class where everyone needs to share and play nice?

      brh

    • Tate May 29, 2018 at 12:11 pm #

      brh, empire is not a single thing. It is a complex and ever-changing set of unequal relationships. — janet

      All nations began as empires in that sense. Are we to dissolve all nations? Some people would have it so. Lunacy.

  45. Pucker May 29, 2018 at 12:29 am #

    Good Book….

    Chalmers Johnson, “The Sorrows of Empire”

    • Ol' Scratch May 29, 2018 at 10:43 am #

      Chalmers was about 100 years ahead of his time. Still no sorrow in sight by this empire.

      • malthuss May 29, 2018 at 11:16 am #

        sorrow is here.
        where are you?

  46. Pucker May 29, 2018 at 3:37 am #

    May 24 2018

    His Excellency Kim Jong Un
    Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
    Pyongyang

    Dear Mr Chairman:

    We greatly appreciate your time, patience, and effort with respect to our recent negotiations and discussions relative to a summit long sought by both parties, which was scheduled to take place on June 12 in Singapore. We were informed that the meeting was requested by North Korea, but that to us is totally irrelevant. I was very much looking forward to being there with you. Sadly, based on the tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement, I feel it is inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting. Therefore, please let this letter serve to represent that the Singapore summit, for the good of both parties, but to the detriment of the world, will not take place. You talk about your nuclear capabilities, but ours are so massive and powerful that I pray to God they will never have to be used.

    Donald Trump cancels North Korea nuclear summit

    I felt a wonderful dialogue was building up between you and me, and ultimately, it is only that dialogue that matters. Some day, I look very much forward to meeting you. In the meantime, I want to thank you for the release of the hostages who are now home with their families. That was a beautiful gesture and was very much appreciated. If you change your mind having to do with this most important summit, please do not hesitate to call me or write. The world, and North Korea in particular, has lost a great opportunity for lasting peace and great prosperity and wealth. This missed opportunity is a truly sad moment in history.

    Sincerely yours,

    Donald J Trump
    President of the United States of America

  47. Pucker May 29, 2018 at 4:39 am #

    “Arafat permitted his people to open a secret back channel with a group of Israeli academics, first in London and later in Oslo. Initially, the Israeli professors acted on their own, but later they brought in Deputy Foreign Minister Yossi Beilin, who reported directly to Foreign Minister Shimon Peres. When Peres informed Rabin about the contact with the Palestinians, the premier instructed him to drop it immediately, but shortly afterward he changed his mind and decided to give the initiative a chance. The negotiations, however, were kept secret, even from the heads of Israel’s military and intelligence organizations. Rabin instructed Unit 8200, which eavesdropped on Palestinian communications, to report anything they heard about the discussion directly and solely to him. Officially, this was for operational security—any leak that got out to the various Palestinian factions could derail the talks. Unofficially, Rabin wasn’t entirely certain that men who’d spent years trying to kill Arafat and his minions, who ran agencies that had invested enormous effort in the war on Palestinian terrorism, could make the mental adjustment necessary to see a former enemy as a partner in peace.”

    Ronen Bergman
    Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel’s Targeted Assassinations

  48. FincaInTheMountains May 29, 2018 at 6:19 am #

    The Bronze Age ended in the 9th century BC with the so-called Catastrophe and there is every reason to believe that the beginning of this catastrophe was the resettlement of the Middle Eastern Hittites into the vicinity of the city of Mattia, now Goslar, from where the very ancient name Siemens comes from.

    And in order to make this especially interesting, I will permit myself to state the hypothesis that the resettlement of the Hittites to Germany and their conversion into Hutts is in my view connected with Moses’ receiving the Tablets of Testimony in the most direct way.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Late_Bronze_Age_collapse

    • Pucker May 29, 2018 at 7:55 am #

      Fuck the Hittites! The Hittites can kiss my ass!

      • GreenAlba May 29, 2018 at 8:44 am #

        Haha Pucker. Now there are a couple of sentences you could only hear in America 🙂 .

        You’ve made my morning. Thanks.

        • FincaInTheMountains May 29, 2018 at 9:03 am #

          Yeah, right, another unfortunate victim of college English 101.

          • elysianfield May 29, 2018 at 12:22 pm #

            C’mon Finc,
            Puck’s comment was funny….

    • akmofo May 29, 2018 at 9:03 am #

      The Hittites were horsemen and charioteers from Anatolia and were employed by Israel as such at Megiddo/Valley of Jezreel. The Germans were a forest people without a horse culture. There’s no resemblance between the two cultures or languages. Not even close. They’re different peoples.

      • FincaInTheMountains May 29, 2018 at 9:11 am #

        Apparently, Mofo, you haven’t heard about mixing of different cultures in one living place – it’s just incomprehensible!

        • akmofo May 29, 2018 at 9:33 am #

          Sure that’s possible even very probable, but you will always retain some characteristics. In this case, there are none.

          I don’t know much about the Hittites, but if I was to venture a guess I would look for a connection with the Scythians.

          • akmofo May 29, 2018 at 9:44 am #

            The name Sussita is a famous Hittite name from the TaNaKh. Sus is the Hebrew word for horse. Scythians has a similar ring to it. But Scythian is the anglicized name and one would have to look into the original language to really understand it.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 29, 2018 at 2:14 pm #

            The Hyksos were a powerful group of Semites who took over Northern Egypt and made war on the real Egyptian people – cognitive war as well by pretending to be Egyptians. Sound familiar? Joseph rose high in the service of the false non-Egyptian pharaoh. Why not? They were closely related peoples. This explains why Pharaoh let Joseph make a profit on the grain gathered to feed the people during the seven years of famine. And even having to sell themselves into slavery once their money was gone.

            Luckily a real Pharaoh arose in the South who was able to drive these pretenders out and then deal justly with the Jews who had entered Egypt to feed off of the People.

          • akmofo May 29, 2018 at 2:39 pm #

            Too bad it was 400 years between the Hebrews entering Egypt and the Hyksos/Amalek taking over Egypt as the Egyptian Pharaoh and his army was sunk in Nuweiba chasing the Hebrews through the Sinai.

    • Ol' Scratch May 29, 2018 at 10:37 am #

      And in order to make this especially interesting, I will permit myself to state the hypothesis that

      LOL! You really have a way with words Finca. Who talks like that?

      the resettlement of the Hittites to Germany and their conversion into Hutts

      No doubt the progenitors of Jabba, he of Stars Wars fame? Damn! They really went to seed in later generations, didn’t they? A graphic illustration of what a high carb diet and lack of exercise will do to you.

  49. lsjogren May 29, 2018 at 8:28 am #

    That project in Syria would probably more suitably be named “Operation Incoherent Resolve”.

    • FincaInTheMountains May 29, 2018 at 8:47 am #

      The most popular geopolitical theory in the West is that if you poke somebody in Bear’s den you will see soon how butterflies fly out.

      And if an angry animal comes out instead and bites your head off, it’s because you were not poking him hard enough

  50. lost-in-north-dakota May 29, 2018 at 9:33 am #

    Meanwhile, Arctic sea ice is at the lowest level ever measured for this time of year. It’s more than the name of this blog (Clusterfuck Nation), it’s Clusterfuck Climate, too.

    nsidc.org/data/seaice_index/images/daily_images/N_iqr_timeseries.png

    • malthuss May 29, 2018 at 10:20 am #

      How warm is North Dakota?

    • elysianfield May 29, 2018 at 12:26 pm #

      “Arctic sea ice is at the lowest level ever measured for this time of year”

      Lost,
      Well…how many eons are reflected in the record?

    • PeteAtomic May 29, 2018 at 1:25 pm #

      ya I suppose they’ll be wanting to drill more there too, soon.

  51. janet May 29, 2018 at 10:32 am #

    “On Tuesday, the White House said the administration would proceed with its proposal to impose 25% tariffs on $50 billion worth of goods from China, and place new limits on Chinese investments in US high-tech industries.”

    Repeat after me: “This is not a trade war.”

    • Ol' Scratch May 29, 2018 at 10:42 am #

      How about a raging bull in a China closet? Get it?

  52. sprawlcapital May 29, 2018 at 11:19 am #

    A great column yesterday, JHK. About a dozen topics I would like to comment on, but right now I’ve got a garden to get planted.

    I still prefer Fox over CNN, but the Fox militarism yesterday was sickening, especially the former Navy seal lecturing us about how we owe our freedom to fallen soldiers. Maybe this gentleman can explain how sacrificing 55,000 of our men as well as millions of Vietnamese, including children, made us more free. We lost that one, remember? And that was just one of our stupid wars since 1945.

    As our host points out, we have to really struggle to find anything healthy in our national life. It’s all insanity.

  53. 100th Avatar May 29, 2018 at 11:48 am #

    Great piece.
    The US today is reminiscent of the USSR in decline and the fledgling banana republics scattered around the globe.
    Flexing. Parades. Exercises.
    All theater for the fretting populace.
    And the salivating enemies.
    Don’t worry y’all we can still blow shit up
    Even when blowing up ourselves

  54. Tate May 29, 2018 at 11:51 am #

    A couple of missives ago, in the comments under “You Think it’s All About Guns,” this exchange can be found:

    Tate
    May 24, 2018 at 10:16 am #

    “… (you’ll obviously know BPD has a hereditary factor)….” –[GreenAlba]

    GA, are you saying behavior is not all the result of one’s upbringing? Do you mean to say that there’s an inborn, genetic component to how we respond to stimuli and act out our desires & aversions?

    My goodness, I thought you were beyond that troglodyte, benighted point of view?

    REPLY
    GreenAlba
    May 24, 2018 at 7:52 pm #

    Tate

    Anyone who thinks the existence of genetic medical conditions gives weight to racist theories has a long way to go towards the light.

    But you are welcome to stay in your cave if you’re happy there, which I get the impression you are.

    Tate
    May 24, 2018 at 9:49 pm #

    Genetic medical conditions are evidence of mutations in our genes. Mutations in our genes (the beneficial ones) give rise eventually to new species. That’s Darwin 101.

    Those changes have no affect on temperament, behavior & cognitive ability when all the evidence says otherwise?

    We cannot admit of any dissimilarities within breeding populations until two separate & distinct species have emerged from an ancestor species?

    The inability to produce viable offspring between two separate breeding populations, now classified as separate species because of such inability, through some heretofore unexplained & mysterious all-encompassing affect tied to that inability to produce viable offspring, suddenly enables changes in temperament, behavior & cognitive ability (which we readily admit of separate species) but not one day before?

    Or, because of social strictures, are we only allowed to admit of such changes at that point?

    Which is it?

    The latter was not a rhetorical question, Green Alba.

    • GreenAlba May 29, 2018 at 2:30 pm #

      Tate

      “The latter was not a rhetorical question, Green Alba.”

      It was not a question I saw at all, Tate, otherwise I’d probably have responded to it. I haven’t been back on that thread since the last time I posted on it – you can’t always presume people have read all your posts. And they may just have missed them even if they’re scanning through the website. It’s not a job.

      And not that there’s any obligation, as I understand it, to respond, this being a blog site and not a police cell. Janos often ignores my questions if he doesn’t like them. So do you.

      Nevertheless, the current scientific consensus is that the concept of ‘race’ in humans is a social construct, and there I am happy to leave it. Sorry to disappoint you after all that effort. If the scientific consensus changes, I promise to look into it.

      scientificamerican.com/article/race-is-a-social-construct-scientists-argue/

      • Janos Skorenzy May 29, 2018 at 11:45 pm #

        And do you think Margaret Mead was a real Anthropologist? Sent to Tahiti to extol free love and the superiority of the Tahitian Way compared to cramped, benighted Westerners? One problem: later Anthropologists to go there found no sign of this paradise. As you may know, one earmark of science is that experiments can be repeated and different observers will observe at least some of the same main points.

        How do we explain this? Easily – her Master Franz Boas sent her there with a mission to “find” certain things. As a Leftist Jew, he had an agenda to undermine the West which he then passed onto his disciples. He wasn’t a scientist at all, nor even a sociologist but rather a Leftist Critical Theorist posing as these. And he was a superb organizer and his disciples took over American Anthropology and are the opponents of the reality of race and IQ to this very day.

    • Tate May 29, 2018 at 3:00 pm #

      Nice. Two-thirds of your response was irrelevant and had nothing to do with my question.

      Then you bring up the word ‘race’ in your last paragraph — notice I don’t mention it — a loaded word I deliberately avoided for the sake of an objective discussion.

      You didn’t answer my question, GA, because you know you cannot, either because you cannot without attacking the sacred cows of your class or because you are fearful of the repercussions from the police state you live under.

      You don’t have to respond to this. I wouldn’t expect you to.

      • Elrond Hubbard May 29, 2018 at 4:20 pm #

        Ooh! Ooh! Can I try? Pick me! Pick me! *jumping up and down and waving*

        Thanks, Tate, you’re a mensch. Now, let’s see here… *pushes glasses up nose and squints*

        So, the first thing Tate says is: “Genetic medical conditions are evidence of mutations in our genes. Mutations in our genes (the beneficial ones) give rise eventually to new species. That’s Darwin 101.” I’ll have more to say on this below.

        From there, it’s all a series of leading questions. “Have no affect?” (Affect meaning effect.) “We cannot admit?” “The inability to produce… blah blah… suddenly enables?” “Only allowed?” Leading questions all, climaxing with the big challenge: “Which is it?” Leading questions are a common rhetorical device whereby the speaker frames questions so as to suggest a particular answer, whether right or wrong. Rhetoric and truth are cordial enemies at best.

        So, instead of letting Tate put his thumb on the scale, let’s consider his propositions one by one:

        Tate: “Genetic medical conditions are evidence of mutations in our genes. Mutations in our genes (the beneficial ones) give rise eventually to new species.” At best this is equivocal. Genetic differences between living things are just that: differences, whereas a ‘medical condition’ is by definition something deleterious to the being experiencing it. Are attached earlobes deleterious to people who have them? Or is it detached earlobes instead? Seems to me that each trait is a perfectly fine example of itself, and there’s nothing of a ‘medical condition’ about either one. Likewise, the distinction between two species may amount to nothing more than the accumulation of little differences, each one just as minor as attached earlobes, until the accumulation amounts to a gap that can no longer be bridged. There is no reason why the sum of the differences should be any more significant than the differences themselves. Here Tate is conflating two different things as if they are one thing, because they share a common mechanism (difference in genes).

        Tate: “Those changes have no affect [sic] on temperament, behavior & cognitive ability when all the evidence says otherwise?” GreenAlba’s prior comments aren’t in evidence, so I don’t know whether or not she asserted that genetic changes have no such effects. Certainly I don’t make that assertion; nor would any scientifically literate person. But there’s something here of putting the cart before the horse. If Tate or anyone else holds that: (a) there are systematic differences of temperament, behaviour and cognitive ability between identifiable human populations; and (b) these differences are owing to equally systematic genetic differences between those populations; then it’s up to them to demonstrate that claim. Let Tate produce evidence, let that evidence be subjected to rigorous testing, and let Tate‘s claims be vindicated by the tests. That’s the minimum that actual investigation requires, and there’s none of it in Tate‘s leading question.

        Tate: “We cannot admit of any dissimilarities within breeding populations until two separate & distinct species have emerged from an ancestor species?” Again, did GreenAlba actually say this? Sounds like nothing but rhetoric to me. But he goes on: “The inability to produce viable offspring between two separate breeding populations….” Okay, the rest of his post is such a rhetorical thicket that I’m going to paraphrase for clarity. Tate has GreenAlba claiming that there are no differences within human populations until ‘suddenly’ a speciation event occurs (i.e. there are populations so distinct that they can’t interbreed to produce fertile offspring). Let’s be clear: this is Tate putting that claim in GreenAlba’s mouth, and once again, we don’t have GreenAlba’s prior comments to weigh the justice of this. (Also, since Tate is into playing this kind of game, I’ll note that he doesn’t actually say human populations, whereas I do. But if that’s not what he’s getting at, then I’m a monkey’s uncle.)

        In response to all that, let me just say this: there are, in fact, no two human populations anywhere so distinct that they can’t breed with each other and produce fertile offspring. This was not always true in the past, but in the year 2018, genus Homo contains exactly one species: Homo sapiens. There are no differences between human populations that overrule this simple fact — the differences just don’t add up to a distinction. No matter how badly Tate and people like him want to declare themselves to be one kind of being, and other humans to be a different kind of being, they just aren’t. There is only one kind of person: the person kind.

        Tate: Your non-rhetorical question has an answer. Happy?

        • GreenAlba May 29, 2018 at 6:52 pm #

          Thank you for a fuller response than I could have managed, Elrond.

          Re whatever I’m supposed to have claimed earlier, from memory this started with Mr Coleman’s usual claims that certain medical or physiological conditions don’t exist if he doesn’t like them – and more especially if Peter Hitchens doesn’t like them either. I was responding re bipolar disorder and mentioned, merely in parentheses, that it *can* have a genetic component, as it *can* but does not always, run in families.

          The mere mention of the words ‘gene’ or ‘genetic’ have a certain effect on this site with some of the usual suspects. The words ‘clutching’ and ‘straws’ come to mind.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 29, 2018 at 9:26 pm #

            In captivity[edit]

            Despite being closely related to the domestic cat, wildcats have a reputation for being effectively impossible to raise as pets.[44] Naturalist Frances Pitt wrote “there was a time when I did not believe this…my optimism was daunted” by trying to keep a wildcat she named Beelzebina

            from the wiki, “European Wild Cat”. As this genteel Englishwoman learned, the European Wild Cat differs in some subtle genetic way at the level of the brain or hormones, manifesting in behavior. A small difference at the level of the genotype or genetic code can manifest as a big difference at the level of outer expression or phenotype. Thus the Wolf vs the Domestic Dog. Or the Negro vs the White Man.

            If you were plotting a course to Alpha Centauri in your star ship, planning to sleep until you got there, and you were off in your calculations .001%, would it matter? Yeah because with these kind of magnitudes, you’d probably end up million of miles off target.

          • Elrond Hubbard May 29, 2018 at 10:56 pm #

            Glad to help, GreenAlba. Aye, the usual suspects. That reminds me of a certain definition of a fanatic: someone who can’t change their mind, and won’t change the subject.

            As for Mr. Coleman, there was a time when I had hopes for him; but alas.

          • Tate May 29, 2018 at 11:09 pm #

            Listen to this one, he “had hopes for him”. He must be the soul of conviviality at office parties.

          • Elrond Hubbard May 29, 2018 at 11:18 pm #

            Attn: Janos —

            i.redd.it/qr5rhbw4ns011.jpg

        • malthuss May 29, 2018 at 10:23 pm #

          Gosh, are you an english professor?

          • Tate May 29, 2018 at 11:05 pm #

            LOL.

        • Tate May 29, 2018 at 10:28 pm #

          Elrond, despite all of your giddy triumphalism, you failed to answer my simple question. I will repeat it again:

          The inability to produce viable offspring between two separate breeding populations, now classified as separate species because of such inability, through some heretofore unexplained & mysterious all-encompassing affect tied to that inability to produce viable offspring, suddenly enables changes in temperament, behavior & cognitive ability (which we readily admit of separate species) but not one day before?

          Or, because of social strictures, are we only allowed to admit of such changes at that point?

          Which is it?

          • Elrond Hubbard May 29, 2018 at 10:51 pm #

            I didn’t fail to answer it, Tate; I refused to answer it. That’s because your question is not a disinterested one. You have an agenda, one which I reject. Deal with it, hoss.

          • Tate May 29, 2018 at 11:04 pm #

            You’re right, I misspoke. You refused to answer it.

  55. Newton Finn May 29, 2018 at 12:21 pm #

    One of JHK’s finest posts! He utterly nailed our pervasive insanity and, worse yet, our obliviousness to it and complicity in it. This aging and ailing boomer finds himself these days living a reclusive life, with a peace flag flying on his porch and a beloved colony of rescued cats tearing up what’s left of his furniture. Symbolically speaking, maybe that’s the best we can do at this point. Clearly state our objection to the downward drift of our country, while offering a sanctuary, at some level of sacrifice, to those of God’s creatures, human or otherwise, who have found their way to us after being battered by this brutal world. Thank you again, JHK, for offering to your readers some shelter of honesty amid the constant bombardment of lies and propaganda about our exceptional nation, exceptional in so many perverted ways.

  56. PeteAtomic May 29, 2018 at 1:39 pm #

    Where & when will be the next war we can memorialize?

    Iran? Syria? Or maybe another Drang Nach Osten, but Americanized this time: replete with heavy metal music & gangsta rap blaring from M1 Abrams tanks as they stroll past towards Moscow, 1941 style. Instead of einsatzgruppen, we’d simply throw up a McDonalds restaurant every now and then. That would kill enough Russian civilians without having to open one death camp.

    But of course, who would actually do the fighting on behalf of the USA? Too much obesity among America’s youth have ruled them out. So, it would have to be someone or something else. I’m betting on robots. Think of how Detroit could become with union members building war robots, instead of cars.

    I think its a great idea 🙂

    • onehunglo May 29, 2018 at 2:12 pm #

      ah, peteatomic, you wise well beyond you years!
      next great war employ sentient robots and drones…no more need for poverty class for induction…
      combine this with enemy diet rich in hydrogenated vegetable oil, sugar, salt, and alcohol result in expedient conquest.
      that ok.
      let not you heart be troubled.
      may God be with you.
      -onehunglo

  57. Janos Skorenzy May 29, 2018 at 2:08 pm #

    nytimes.com/2018/05/29/business/media/roseanne-barr-offensive-tweets.html

    How to explain this? No one can forget Roseanne’s over the top “Liberalism”, her mocking performance of the National Anthem, and visceral hatred of America and White Americans. Has she really become a Trump supporter and patriot? No. It’s explained by the two competing Globalisms in the West: the Zionist and the UN, Multiculturalists faction. Barr is pretending to be a Patriot to strike at the Obama/UN faction who hate Israel. Neither side is any friend of America and real Americans. Both hate the White Race with an unholy passion. Fuck Trump for accepting the support of this evil woman.

    • 100th Avatar May 29, 2018 at 8:55 pm #

      What did the host say about the insanity of the entertainment industry?

      Roseanne is an astute showbiz business woman. It’s calculated patronage.

      A TV series fearturing the travails of the white and rotund disaffected working class.

      She knows where her bread is buttered.

      The Walmartians cracking open a sixer of Busch camo in front of their 65” Costco Vizios aren’t going to watch a Hollywood libtard (their words) between hungry man dinners and scratch-off sessions.

      • Janos Skorenzy May 29, 2018 at 9:05 pm #

        What about VJ? Didn’t she used to be “Iranian”? Now she’s “Black”! Does anyone know what she “is”?

        Only one thing is clear: She’s Bad, Bad to the Bone.

        • 100th Avatar May 29, 2018 at 9:50 pm #

          Also without a series.
          Fired.
          Her insane attempt to win over her demographic was full Janos frontal.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 29, 2018 at 9:53 pm #

            Don’t get nasty. What about VJ? Is she one of yours, a refugee from a Gorilla love in?

          • 100th Avatar May 29, 2018 at 10:05 pm #

            I’m unfamiliar with the program.
            Besides, without Goodman, what’s the point?

      • Tate May 29, 2018 at 9:58 pm #

        “Roseanne is an astute showbiz business woman.”

        Apparently not astute enough,

        hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/roseanne-canceled-at-abc-racist-tweet-1115412

        Another one bites the dust.

        • 100th Avatar May 29, 2018 at 10:09 pm #

          She’ll become the focal point of a cause celebre with her endangered demographic. First the V8, then the 64oz Big Gulp, now Roseanne, and finally the AR.

          • Tate May 29, 2018 at 10:43 pm #

            Those poor people. Your contempt for them is all too tangible. They try so hard and don’t understand that all some folks want of them is: DEAD.

            As in the cynical set-up of this clueless victim by the Pulitzer Prize winning rapper Kendrick Lamar,

            everipedia.org/wiki/delaney-kendrick-lamar-concert/

        • malthuss May 29, 2018 at 10:15 pm #

          She also went out of favor looooooooooooooong ago.
          1990s? Had some low budget cooking show to keep busy [as a has been].
          Now she has resurfaced. Again.

          1980s–she sang the ‘Star Spangled Banner’ while grabbing her crotch.
          And got the coevr of ‘People’ for claiming childhood sexual abuse…her sinking show went back to #1.

    • malthuss May 30, 2018 at 8:48 pm #

      Beware of agitprop.

      (((Roseanne))) had fully multiculturalized her new show:
      black granddaughter and
      tranny grandchild and
      Muslim immigrant neighbors who are presented in the most flattering and sympathetic terms in contrast to a

      young white working class female cashier who is portrayed as an aggressive racist in a very unrealistic situation – and who faces an aggressive reprimand for her racism by Roseanne.

      Roseanne either wanted out of her show because it was now someone else’s show and failed to represent her world view OR (((Roseanne))) is in on the joke

  58. volodya May 29, 2018 at 2:47 pm #

    Janos, I didn’t say we’re all the same, I said that selective pressure made as lot more similar to one another than we used to be a scant 15-20 thousand years ago.

    I know you’ve got a hard-on the size of Florida about negroes but try not to let it show so much. There’s a good fella. The criteria you use to judge the relative superiority-inferiority of various peoples would give you radically different answers depending on what time in history you’re talking about.

    There used to be a lot more sapiens diversity out there, including variants with pretty archaic features. They’re all gone, just us left. As for the race issue, the world is a lot more “black” than it was ten thousand years ago, also a lot more “white” etc as human varieties evolved to cope with environmental and ecological pressures.

    That said, let’s not think that our present day situation stays static. There will be new pressures to cope with, new diseases will evolve, the climate will change etc. What mother nature did, mother nature can un-do. Don’t under-estimate mother nature.

    You don’t know where things are going, you don’t know what variants will be alive ten thousand years from now, be they white or black or something else altogether, because you don’t know what evolutionary pressures will be brought to bear. It could be that “negroes” carry genetic variations that get humanity through whatever it is that comes at us. Because something surely will come at us.

    And thanks for the compliment about the post.

    • K-Dog May 29, 2018 at 4:45 pm #

      He is White and he is trying to Buffalo you.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 29, 2018 at 9:33 pm #

      An IQ of 100 vs an IQ of 70. There is no “we” there, none that matters in any real way to a gentleman who values Western Civilization in any case.

      But yes they are good runners. That helps if being chased by cops or chasing game or Whites. And very thick skull which is good for boxing or fighting in general. So man for man they might excel in primitive conditions. On the other hand, if we stick together, they are no match for us. Choose your Path. You can’t have both. There will be no “omniscient narrators” after the Fall. I would advise you to stick with your own kind, even apart from mere survivalism. There are higher things after all….

      • malthuss May 29, 2018 at 10:24 pm #

        Depopulation is in the air [aluminum].

  59. sophia May 29, 2018 at 4:55 pm #

    Janos,

    I seem to have lost my reply button. You said:

    Thus Franco didn’t think that race or even ethnicity mattered – as long as the different elements were committed to Catholicism and Spanish culture. He didn’t like Hitler but accepted aid from him since all the Western Powers took the side of the Communist butchers. Contemplate that. In contrast, Hitler valued the White Race above all, and within that, the Nordic, and within that, the German.

    You say the western powers took the side of the communist butchers. But didn’t Hitler engage in wars of aggression? Didn’t he invade the communist butcher’s country?
    Didn’t Hitler view the Slavs as inferior to the Germans? You know, I do not think they are. There are many brilliant Russians, Czechs, etc.

    Furthermore, would he have engaged in genocide if given the chance?

    • Janos Skorenzy May 29, 2018 at 6:08 pm #

      Yeah I’m not sure I agree with Hitler on all that. He was too much a German Nationalist and it skewed his Racism. So he lost and the People who hate the White Race won. Now we’re being slowly exterminated and most are too dull to even notice or care. Happy?

      • 100th Avatar May 29, 2018 at 10:03 pm #

        Maybe because at a secret out in the open conference, a bunch of elites and kingmakers were treated to a mountainload of incontrovertible evidence from learned and credentialed experts that demonstrated how white people pretty much f***ed up the entire planet. Mostly in the last 500-600 years. But nevertheless they brought it to the brink and made most of it, particularly where whites don’t live, an absolute sh*t hole. But go ahead, cite Mozart and Manet and Bentham and tell us good with the bad.

        • Janos Skorenzy May 29, 2018 at 11:54 pm #

          Well said. The only reason Non-Whites didn’t destroy the world is because many of them are too primitive to even get to the level of the nation state. But in their primitive way, they did the best they could, butchering a million in Rwanda or wiping out whole species in Ancient North America.

          Now your group thinks themselves all so smart and plan to replace us with said savages. Better think again, little brother.

        • sophia May 30, 2018 at 5:48 pm #

          This is a terrible, sick and dangerous fallacy. It is also pure racism. The white race is bad in a way that the others are not. Very dangerous stuff. Only a fool and someone unaware of the vicissitudes of history could believe it.

          Yes, whites started the industrial revolution, and yes have behaved horribly, but all other races in their times have behaved badly, and once invited to the industrial party begin to pollute and waste as fast as they can.

          Nations and people seem to take turns making empires and slaves and war.

          And Janos, those tribes did not wipe out species, certainly not big ones like the mastodons and saber tooth tigers. Horses, camels, a rabbit…

          Many among humans seem to want to have amnesia when the facts of catastrophism are staring us in the face. 23 species went extinct in a brief period. Something happened. There are vast graveyards of bones all who obviously died traumatically and with species all thrown together in a mass.

          Our earth has not been the steady place we would like to think.

        • malthuss May 30, 2018 at 8:52 pm #

          credentialed experts !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          you can execute yourself, if yr race is guilty.

  60. sophia May 29, 2018 at 4:57 pm #

    Janos,

    If the state is to guide and control (without crushing) then what is the mechanism to prevent the usual corruption, exploitation and corporate takeover?

    • Janos Skorenzy May 29, 2018 at 6:42 pm #

      Whatever the People don’t do for themselves, the Government us do. The Left wants nothing between the individual and the State, making it all in all. We on the other hand prefer to have many private institutions and lower/local forms of Government between us and the Jaws of the Behemoth. From the Wiki:

      The Oxford English Dictionary defines subsidiarity as “the principle that a central authority should have a subsidiary function, performing only those tasks which cannot be performed at a more local level”.[1] The concept is applicable in the fields of government, political science, neuropsychology, cybernetics, management and in military command (mission command). Subsidiarity is a general principle of European Union law. In the United States of America, the principle of States’ Rights is enshrined in the constitution. Although the principle is older, its expression in the term “subsidiarity” was first coined in 1891 by the Roman Catholic Church for its social teaching.

      The OED adds that the term “subsidiarity” in English follows the early German usage of “Subsidiarität”. [2] More distantly, it is derived from the Latin verb subsidio (to aid or help), and the related noun subsidium (aid or assistance). The concept as discussed here was first described formally in Catholic social teaching.[3] Coupled with another Christian democratic principle, sphere sovereignty, subsidiarity is said to have led to the creation of corporatist welfare states throughout the world.[4]

      Political theory[edit]

      Alexis de Tocqueville’s classic study, Democracy in America, may be viewed as an examination of the operation of the principle of subsidiarity in early 19th century America. De Tocqueville noted that the French Revolution began with “a push towards decentralization … in the end, an extension of centralization”.[5] He wrote that “Decentralization has, not only an administrative value, but also a civic dimension, since it increases the opportunities for citizens to take interest in public affairs; it makes them get accustomed to using freedom. And from the accumulation of these local, active, persnickety freedoms, is born the most efficient counterweight against the claims of the central government, even if it were supported by an impersonal, collective will.”[6]

      As Christian Democratic political parties were formed, they adopted the Catholic social teaching of subsidiarity, as well as the neo-Calvinist theological teaching of sphere sovereignty, with both Protestants and Roman Catholics agreeing “that the principles of sphere sovereignty and subsidiarity boiled down to the same thing”.[7]

      The term “subsidiarity” is also used to refer to a tenet of some forms of conservative or libertarian thought in the United States. For example, conservative author Reid Buckley writes:

      Will the American people never learn that, as a principle, to expect swift response and efficiency from government is fatuous? Will we never heed the principle of subsidiarity (in which our fathers were bred), namely that no public agency should do what a private agency can do better, and that no higher-level public agency should attempt to do what a lower-level agency can do better – that to the degree the principle of subsidiarity is violated, first local government, the state government, and then federal government wax in inefficiency? Moreover, the more powers that are invested in government, and the more powers that are wielded by government, the less well does government discharge its primary responsibilities, which are (1) defence of the commonwealth, (2) protection of the rights of citizens, and (3) support of just order.[8]

      • elysianfield May 29, 2018 at 9:22 pm #

        “Will the American people never learn that, as a principle, to expect swift response and efficiency from government is fatuous”

        Janos,
        Stop paying your taxes and prepare to be amazed at the swiftness and efficiency by which our government will respond….

        • Janos Skorenzy May 29, 2018 at 9:51 pm #

          Yes, Ann Barnhardt is still in hiding.

          • sophia May 30, 2018 at 5:49 pm #

            Is she? Why?

          • Janos Skorenzy May 30, 2018 at 5:59 pm #

            She’s a tax resistor.

  61. sophia May 29, 2018 at 5:13 pm #

    It’s annoying that a couple of my most provocative posts didn’t get any shove back. Maybe I wasn’t clear enough.

    And last week too.

    • ozone May 29, 2018 at 8:28 pm #

      sophia,
      Awww, no shoving? What’s a foil to do?
      (See 100th Avatar’s post below.)

      • Janos Skorenzy May 29, 2018 at 9:09 pm #

        You want to isolate me, but you can’t. Gibber on, Gibbon.

      • ozone May 30, 2018 at 9:15 am #

        With imaginary friends, it’s possible to have them ask any damn-fool question in order that one can provide the desired “response”. Just another day in paid crank land.

  62. 100th Avatar May 29, 2018 at 5:22 pm #

    “It’s hard to be an empire, for sure, but it’s even harder, apparently, to be a truly virtuous society. First, I suppose, you have to be not insane. It’s hard to think of one facet of American life that’s not insane now. Our politics are insane. Our ideologies are insane. The universities are insane. Medicine is insane. Show biz is insane. Sexual relations are insane. The arts are insane. The news media is utterly insane. And what passes for business enterprise in the USA these days is something beyond insane…”

    This comment section is not insane. Absolutely not insane.
    Most that haunt this page day in and day out cannot even respect the topic presented for discussion. Willfully.

    Look at the first comment. He cannot wait to present his own topic of discussion: silver (?). Eventually you get the missives about Russian affairs, the racism, the goading iconoclastic offerings from the one and the same Janet/Elrond. The tired shtick.
    It’s rather depressing, unless of course you know someone is making money from the fools.

    Insanity is most often involuntary.

    What you have here is something far worse.
    Disrespect. Impudence. Lack of civility.
    But it pays.

    That sums up America and most of the world right now.

    • Elrond Hubbard May 29, 2018 at 6:11 pm #

      Thanks for calling me an iconoclast. However, despite all my efforts I’m still waiting for that Soros fellow to make it rain.

      Also, I have no idea who janet is, or even if it’s always the same person behind that screen name. My own screen name, though, is the thinnest of veils – just click through to my personal blog any time you feel like it. Anyone is welcome to find me tiresome, but not to paint me as posting in bad faith.

      • Walter B May 30, 2018 at 10:08 pm #

        I checked out your blog as you suggested and I have a few honest questions. In reading what you have said about this place I find it strange that you still show up here so often and post. Why is that? When I wander into a place in cyberspace that does not appeal to me, I simply bow out and do not return, I mean, why bother? I also have a difficult time understanding why you have so many feelings about what goes on in an entirely different country with different people and different outlooks and different operating systems. Why is that? I do not mean to sound uncaring, but frankly, I could care less what Canadians, Brits, South Africans or Australians do with their own countries. Heck I don’t even feel I have the right to complain since I do not live there or have any vested interest in what goes on there. I would go further to state that I definitely like the fact that there are so many different places to live with so many different systems to live under because IMHO, choices are great! Do you disagree? Anybody that claims that we should all do the same thing and live the same way is somebody that should be feared, shunned and prevented from incorporating an agenda outside of their own backyard. Some might even call them Globalists.

        • Elrond Hubbard May 31, 2018 at 1:03 pm #

          Good questions, Walter B.

          Why do I show up here so often and post? Partly out of habit, honestly. I originally started reading JHK because I shared his dislike of car-oriented urban design. He later became a source of leads when I started looking into limits to growth, as well. As for what appeals to me, the opportunity to exercise my mind and take a hand against horrible ideas (such as the white supremacism that infests this forum so awfully) actually does appeal to me.

          Why do I have feelings about an entirely different country, while you couldn’t care less? Well, the fact that you ask that question sort of tees up the answer. United Statesians can afford not caring about other countries, or the points of view of people who inhabit them. They’re protected behind the very same veil of economic, military and cultural power that makes being ignorant of the United States an unaffordable luxury for people anywhere else. I’m sure you’re well aware of how limited and insular the worldview of your ruling class is, for example, and how heavily policed are the opinions that can be expressed in your news media. JHK rails about that all the time, after all. But boy, you all should see how you look from the outside.

          Canada in particular is a special case, because in fact we aren’t an entirely different country from the USA. We began as one and the same settler-colonial enterprise, with an enormous amount of shared heritage and outlook. That shared history diverged with the rebellion of the thirteen colonies, but to this day most Canadians can go completely unnoticed in U.S. society and vice versa — at most they might need to disguise their accent. Certainly Canada has more at stake in the current NAFTA negotiations than the U.S. does, no matter how much Mr. Trump complains about ‘unfairness’. And when the U.S. gets into yet another of its many, many military misadventures abroad, no matter how small our contribution we really don’t have much choice either in the participation or the blowback — we’re the mouse in bed with the elephant. In short, what happens there affects me and everyone I know, yet we have no direct say in how our kissing cousin conducts itself. So I do what I can and run my mouth.

          Finally, do I ‘claim that we should all do the same thing and live the same way’? No, that’s not what I do. There are principles that I believe in, and I stick up for them. And what’s more, I believe in cultivating magnanimity — greatness, not smallness of spirit. I don’t accept that all the diversity of humanity needs to be stuck in little boxes, each with its own essentialist label; and I don’t care to allow the most petty-spirited and hateful among us (hi, Janos!) set the limits I have to live in.

          • Walter B May 31, 2018 at 5:00 pm #

            Fair enough Elrond, but I would go on to clarify that I do not “not care” about how other countries run their internal business. It is more that I feel that sticking my nose in their internal business is not my prerogative. As far as how the USA is viewed from the outside, those of us who have active military personnel can tell you that we are NOT well thought of by most, and it is a well deserved opinion IMHO. Our Blackbeard Foreign Policy initially developed by the Dulles brothers has now grown into Global Domination for Profit. I find it hard to believe that it can continue on forever and that sooner or later the rest of the kids in the class are going to gang up on us and give us the old heave ho. I cannot say that we have not earned it, but greed and avarice are the mindset of those who rule US today and those diseases have no cure do they?

    • Janos Skorenzy May 29, 2018 at 6:12 pm #

      I used to open my chest of Silver and Gold Doubloons and just pick them up and let them run thru my hands as I laughed maniacally. But hard times have come: the Chest is buried, the map tattooed on my chest, the parrot trained to give clues. The only thing lacking is a Dragon to guard the cave. But I’m thinking of performing rituals to get spirits to do it instead since Dragons are scarce now.

      • BackRowHeckler May 29, 2018 at 7:52 pm #

        Ah, pirate treasure.

        I’d love to find a doubloon walking along the beach somewhere.

        2 summers ago i was down along the Farmington River with my metal detector. This guy started chatting me up and, pointing to an open field nearby, said the British Army had encamped around there in 1777. So i went over, made a few passes, and got a strong signal. What it was is a silver coin with Spanish markings on one side and English on the other, dated 1769. Turns out it was minted by the Spanish in Havanna and bought by the British govt to pay their soldiers in America. The value wasn’t much but it was slightly thrilling anyway.

        brh

        • GreenAlba May 29, 2018 at 8:23 pm #

          “This guy started chatting me up … So i went over, made a few passes, and got a strong signal. ”

          Silly me. I actually thought for a moment you’d ‘turned’ 🙂 . Really – I had to reread that about three times.

          Lost in translation – our use of ‘chatted up’ is way more specific.
          Brilliant.

          “I’d love to find a doubloon walking along the beach somewhere.”

          If you do, take a photo of it before it sits down.

          • GreenAlba May 29, 2018 at 8:23 pm #

            en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dangling_modifier

          • BackRowHeckler May 29, 2018 at 8:41 pm #

            LoL!

            Green Alba

            Are you taking over for Q?

            brh

          • PeteAtomic May 29, 2018 at 9:19 pm #

            ““I’d love to find a doubloon walking along the beach somewhere.”
            If you do, take a photo of it before it sits down.”

            If anything, I think it would be found rolling down the beach, lol

          • malthuss May 29, 2018 at 10:17 pm #

            Tommy, can you hear me?
            see me
            etc

            Free Tommy Robinson

            “Americans transfixed lately by plucky Winston Churchill and the UK’s newly expanded royal family may be shocked to learn that our closest European ally is submitting to Sharia-supremacism.

            One of the most appalling manifestations of this capitulation is the phenomenon of so-called “grooming gangs.” Actually, these groups of mostly South Asian men enslave and serially rape British women and girls – often with the knowledge of, but unhindered by, the authorities.

            The UK’s media rarely cover this outrage, either because of government restrictions or self-censorship.

            And last week, another plucky Brit named Tommy Robinson, who fearlessly challenges Sharia-supremacism, was thrown in jail for 13 months – merely for reporting on the trial of one such grooming gang. He risks being murdered there.

            Britain must stand up for freedom or inevitably succumb to the jihadists’ Sharia. The place to start is by freeing #TommyRobinson.”

          • GreenAlba May 30, 2018 at 6:49 am #

            Definitely not taking over from Q, brh. As I mentioned before, I think it’s rude to correct people’s grammar or spelling just for the sake of it.

            Hence, for example, I don’t keep reminding Janos of what the past participle of a certain verb is that he keeps misspelling. I’ve told him once, lightheartedly – he’s on his own now.

            Similarly, a certain poster who pointed out that s/he was a secondary teacher was taking the piss out of his/her pupils while committing a couple of fairly crass errors of written English him-/herself. Again, I held my tongue. I was surprised Q did.

            In your case, the example was funny. That’s all. Despite your repeated goading in my direction, there was no malice intended – if we cannot find humour in everyday life, brh, we are in a sad way.

            Dangling modifiers/participles can be humorous.

            Like ‘leaving the four-star Michelin restaurant after a wonderful dinner, the dog came round the corner and nuzzled my leg’.

            That sort of thing. Sorry, but they amuse me. Guardian journalists, who should know better, do it all the time. They’re easily solved by inserting the subject, as in ‘as I was…’ That’s why they’re called ‘dangling’.

          • PeteAtomic May 30, 2018 at 7:32 am #

            Yes!

            wouldn’t paydays be so much nicer if everyone were given dancing coins?

          • GreenAlba May 30, 2018 at 7:40 am #

            “The UK’s media rarely cover this outrage, either because of government restrictions or self-censorship.”

            Sorry, Malthuss, my old mate, but I call utter, utter bollocks. Squared and cubed.

            The Independent:

            independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/grooming-gangs-uk-britain-newcastle-serious-case-review-operation-sa…

            and again:

            independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/rotherham-grooming-gangs-1500-victims-investigation-police-national-…

            The Guardian:

            theguardian.com/society/2018/feb/23/northumbria-police-operation-sanctuary-newcastle-grooming-gangs-…

            The Sunday Mirror:

            mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/britains-worst-ever-child-grooming-12165527

            I could go on, but lists are not particularly helpful. I’ve been reading about these horrific events for years, but maybe you’re Rip van Winkle.

            Like I said, utter, utter bollocks. The police have been quite rightly blamed for not following up the many incidents of which they were aware over the years. As described in the many media reports you seem unable to read.

            That’s partly because there was a culture of not wishing to offend certain groups, which was quite inexcusable.

            It’s also because there’s a culture of not wishing to give credence to the statements of young women. Especially young women you don’t quite approve of. Ask our very own Sean Coleman, who will assure you that the majority of incidents are either ‘trivial’ or downright lies.

            But I expect even Mr C makes an exception when Muslim men are involved, rather than randy film producers or Catholic priests. Agendas everywhere, eh, Malthuss.

          • PeteAtomic May 30, 2018 at 8:23 am #

            “But I expect even Mr C makes an exception when Muslim men are involved, rather than randy film producers or Catholic priests. Agendas everywhere, eh, Malthuss.”

            people who use religion for fraud & abuse largely fit in the same category, imho. If you are a helpless child and getting raped in the basement, it doesn’t matter if it is being done by a priest or a muslim. There are no special distinctions there.

          • GreenAlba May 30, 2018 at 8:50 am #

            I agree, PA.

            I expect certain individuals would think this lot are just suffering from Stockholm Syndrome:

            apnews.com/33b208ef4bc84576a503b059629607db/Chile's-bishops-resign-en-masse-over-sex-abuse-cove…

          • GreenAlba May 30, 2018 at 9:00 am #

            BTW, Malthuss…

            “[Tommy Robinson] is currently serving a 13-month prison sentence for contempt of court after publishing a Facebook Live video of defendants entering a law court in defiance of restrictions on reporting ongoing trials.”

            en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Robinson_(activist)

            The information is generally there if you care to look for it. *Stephen* was earlier handed a suspended sentence, I believe, whose suspension was dependent on his behaving himself for the next however many years. You can check up on the details. They do exist outside of alt-right loony sites.

          • elysianfield May 30, 2018 at 10:50 am #

            “Dangling modifiers”

            The Moyle is the foil?

          • GreenAlba May 30, 2018 at 11:58 am #

            You’ve lost me there, EF!

            Dangling modifiers is a great name, though, isn’t it?

            You could almost think it referred to the male genitalia 🙂 .

          • elysianfield May 30, 2018 at 7:47 pm #

            Alba,
            Permit me….

            Men’s “Dangling bits”

            A Moyle is a Jewish functionary that performs circumcisions…hence a “dangling modifier”…or one who modifies dangling bits….

            Apologies if it was a bit obscure…..

          • GreenAlba May 30, 2018 at 8:43 pm #

            Ah, right. Thanks. I even googled it but got nowhere. So I was in the same ballpark (sorry) anyway 🙂 .

        • elysianfield May 31, 2018 at 7:45 pm #

          Alba,
          I must apologize…the correct spelling is Mohel…phonetically as Moyle….

          Again I am embarrassed…my only defense, and it is a poor one, is that I relied on the Explorer 9 spell check suggestion.

          • jmar98 June 1, 2018 at 9:10 pm #

            As Robin Williams said: Never buy your gribiniss (chicken fat) from a moyel, it’s too chewy!

    • onehunglo May 29, 2018 at 8:20 pm #

      ah, avatar, onehunglo try to offer a little hope to you!!
      with many friend locate through continental U.S., it simple fallacy to characterize all citizen as same and “suffering”.
      you one mainstream media portray false image of state of America through select story.
      much more prosperity and happiness throughout nation then reported.
      that ok.
      let not you heart be troubled.
      may God be with you.
      -onehunglo

  63. FincaInTheMountains May 29, 2018 at 5:41 pm #

    Or maybe another Drang Nach Osten == PeteAtomic

    The Chinese are confident that Putin’s words about the red line mean that in case of any Drang in any Direction, but especially in Osten, a brigade in Poland and other objects of this kind, will get something very hot for a start, so you could forget this brigade, as well as the missile defense facilities in Poland and Romania.

    And the question is only about the NATO headquarters, aircraft carrier groups and various Vangards with Ohios, after which the Washington Clinton Swamp and the London May’s Reich Chancellery will have to decide whether they want to live, having lost all these toys, or prefer to appear at the Last Judgment and there to explain that Georgia and Ukraine were such vital interests to the West that it is not a pity for them to lose their country.

  64. wm5135 May 29, 2018 at 5:56 pm #

    “First, I suppose, you have to be not insane.” – JHK

    “Perhaps our mission is to defend and protect what is vital to us, to stay out of foreign wars where our critical interests are not imperiled, and to reunite our divided and disputatious republic — if we are not too far beyond that.” Pat Buchanan

    Yes things have defininetly gone insane, I agree with Pat Buchanan.

    I probably don’t understand what Pat means when he writes “our critical interests are not imperiled”. Cannot say I have agreed with Mr. Buchanan before so I will memorialize this.

  65. holtrp May 29, 2018 at 8:42 pm #

    Jim – The last two paragraphs is some of the best writing you have done. My hat is off to you sir. Thank you.

    • 100th Avatar May 29, 2018 at 9:00 pm #

      Yes the vaunted way of life wrapped in vinyl and nestled off a collector road between consumption junction and the office park penitentiary

  66. akmofo May 29, 2018 at 9:02 pm #

    SO, HOW DID ISLAM BEGIN?
    youtu.be/GTJX-zuK974

    • Janos Skorenzy May 29, 2018 at 9:49 pm #

      The Sunnis claim the Shia are Jews and revisionists. And the Shia claim the Sunnis are Jews and the destroyers of Islam. Neither side likes Jews in other words. Nor did Mohammad. Nor does Allah as the Koran is full of invective against them just like the New Testament. Both version of Islam and Christianity are intrinsically anti-Semitic.

      SO, despite being favored before other Tribes and Races, the Jews have lost their way according to all recent Prophets, Saints, and Scriptures.

      • akmofo May 30, 2018 at 6:51 am #

        All invented out of thin air 200 to 1300 years after Muhmud supposedly died. The Koran was still being reducted in 1924. Jews and Christians run the cities before the Arab armies arrived. As the Arab islamists took over, Jews Christians and other non-Muslims were forced out by racist hostile scripture incorporated into the Koran and the cities declined from premier centres of culture and intellectual life to pathetic slums of backwardness misery and poverty.

        • Janos Skorenzy May 30, 2018 at 1:08 pm #

          Well for ages Arabs lived in Saudi Arabia, a mostly pastoral people, one of the less important branches of the Semites. And then suddenly they conquer for thousands of miles to the West and East.

          Something happened. Something Big. Cult comes before Culture. Mohammad did exist, He had some kind of revelation, his followers wrote it down, etc. The squabbles about different versions of the Koran and Hadith don’t change the essential equation.

          • akmofo May 30, 2018 at 2:42 pm #

            Something did happen. The Persian and Roman empires fought themselves to complete exhaustion. The people of both empires had enough of high taxes and everything else that goes with Empire so they welcomed the Arabs as liberators. As the Arabs consolidated their hold on power they began to introduce tyranny in the form of Islamic doctrine. This gradualism is well documented. Jay Smith bases his presentations on real academic research. The conclusion is inescapable. There was no Muhammad. It was all invented.

          • Tate May 30, 2018 at 3:22 pm #

            Something did happen… As the Arabs consolidated their hold on power they began to introduce tyranny in the form of Islamic doctrine. This gradualism is well documented.

            It sounds very topical & apropos of current affairs. The Long March Through the Institutions maybe wasn’t an invention of the Left, but a rediscovery.

        • sophia May 30, 2018 at 7:47 pm #

          Akmofo,

          What do you think the chances are that Moses, David and for that matter, Adam, were not also inveted?

          What do you think the chances are that Jesus was not inveted? And Jay Smith is a Christian apologist…

      • akmofo May 30, 2018 at 6:54 am #

        The Koran was still being redacted in 1924.

  67. malthuss May 29, 2018 at 10:21 pm #

    My Little Green, try and wrap yr mind round this,

    Nevertheless, a lot of speakers object to the use of “try and do” instead of “try to do.” What do the authorities think?

    Merriam-Webster is unambiguously supportive:

    Almost all disparaging criticism of “try and” comes from American critics; British commentators have generally been tolerant. There appears to be no rational basis for hostility to the expression and no need to avoid it in appropriate surroundings.

    The OED includes an entry for “try and,” but still labels it as a colloquialism.

    OxfordDictionaries observes that “In practice there is little discernible difference in meaning, although there is a difference in formality, with try to being regarded as more formal than try and.”

    Even M-W, with the reference to “appropriate surroundings” implies that “try to” is preferable for formal use.

    But is there, as our reader asks, a difference between such wordings as, “Try and stop complaining” and “Try to stop complaining”?

    • GreenAlba May 30, 2018 at 7:06 am #

      I’m fine with either point of view, Malthuss, old mate. I merely pointed out what I was taught in primary school, i.e. that to ‘try AND’ do something implies that you are both trying and doing it. Therefore ‘try to’ is preferable in most cases, as you suggest.

      I’m glad we can agree on something 🙂 .

      youtube.com/watch?v=QfzeaHn6PAA

      • malthuss May 30, 2018 at 10:01 am #

        Do you love Islam? Sure seems that way.

        Alla snack bar,

        And what is an ‘alba?’

        • GreenAlba May 30, 2018 at 11:01 am #

          It only seems that way because of your prejudices, Malthuss.

          I don’t particularly care for Islam, but I respect the right of people to believe unbelievable things, as long as they don’t impinge on my freedoms or yours. I detest Islamism/jihadism as I hate any other theocratic aspiration. I am careful not to confuse the two.

          I am fine with Christianity too, as long as ‘Christians’ don’t start telling me how to live my life (which I do in pretty ‘Christian’ fashion anyway, as it happens, for an ‘ex’).

          “what is an ‘alba’?”

          Reminds me of ‘what is A-leppo?’ 🙂

          youtube.com/watch?v=fOT_BoGpCn4

          What is an online encyclopaedia, Malthuss?

          en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alba

          • GreenAlba May 30, 2018 at 1:00 pm #

            PS I believe (although memory may not be serving well) that our host has connections with Albany, NY. The etymological connection is the same.

            “When New Netherland was captured by the English in 1664, the name was changed from Beverwijck to Albany in honor of the Duke of Albany (later James II of England and James VII of Scotland). Duke of Albany was a Scottish title given since 1398, generally to a younger son of the King of Scots. The name is ultimately derived from Alba, the Gaelic name for Scotland.The Dutch briefly regained Albany in August 1673 and renamed the city Willemstadt…”

            And so it goes…

    • sophia May 30, 2018 at 7:53 pm #

      It seems obvious that “try and” is wrong, because the meaning is indeed different. Also, the intention of the phrase is to try to do something. “Try and do it” may be often used and we understand it well enough, but it’s wrong.

      There are a lot of expressions that gain acceptance over time but they are wrong, and irritating. For example, “I could care less.” That’s wrong. The expression is, “I couldn’t care less.” What the person means when they use the first expression, is that they absolutely don’t care, which means: they couldn’t care less. But if you could “care less” that is almost meaningless, means the opposite of what they intend, and is rather weird.

      • GreenAlba May 30, 2018 at 8:51 pm #

        sophia

        The ‘could care less’ thing drives UK people nuts. You may enjoy this – David Mitchell’s ‘Soap Box’ – Dear America 🙂

        youtube.com/watch?v=om7O0MFkmpw

        I read somewhere, though, that over your way it’s part of a longer expression, but I can’t remember exactly what it was. ‘I could care less but…I’d have to try really hard’ or something along those lines. Apparently over time the second half of the saying dropped off.

  68. malthuss May 29, 2018 at 10:26 pm #

    Anonymous said…Dead Malls, Indianapolis version.

    OT but I took my teen to the Castleton Square mall yesterday to get some jeans for work (Monday.) I haven’t been there in a while. Holy shit, it was so full of blacks and Arabs and immigrant Mexicans this time it felt like a third world country. It smelled funny too. First thing I saw was a huge sign at the front entrance listing out the codes of conduct. No fighting, shooting, nudity, cursing, stealing, loitering, horseplay, sag pants, gang attire, all directed at the black trash wandering about in the free air conditioning. I saw packs of aggressive black males strutting their stuff. The free phone charging stations were all full, with fat black woman lounging around in the leather chairs stinking the place up. Also it was LOUD.

    No white families. No moms with strollers and toddlers. The play area was full of multi-generational Arabs in burkas and rags on their heads. I know they’re all eating on SNAP benefits while I work my ass off.

    The employees in the stores were all blacks too. Or feminine white guys. I saw one hair-hatted hooligan wearing cutoff shorty shorts all ripped up the sides and her hairy, cheesy ass was hanging out in the back. She had on a crop top and what looked like house slippers, so I got to see her puffy black gut and chipped nail polish too. It really made me want to spend my money there. And she was an employee at a clothing store. It’s been totally taken over at this point. I have not heard of any teen wildings at the mall lately, but the Indy Star and other (((media outlets))) won’t cover black crime incidents because it “contributes to stereotypes.”

    The Castleton Square mall area is officially DEAD. I am sure it was a planned destruction. The ghetto trash is moving to the north side with their HUD vouchers and diversity jobs. And they LOVE to spend that green.
    These blacks are the uppity type too – they have easy to get college degrees and careers, hate whitey, and you can’t tell them sh-t or they will give you a 13-on-1 beat down. Their kids are fucking up the good public schools and bringing down the standards.

    Inside the mall, I counted 5 boarded closed stores, 6 hip-hop/ghetto clothing and shoe stores, one trashy ghetto perfume store, one low-end boutique with cheap whore clothing, and several Arabs were selling ngertech items from China in the center island booths. They love athletics, makeup, Forever 21, and Hollister.

    Blacks will live in shitty housing and behave like feral animals while wearing $400 sneakers. I don’t get it. They are massive consumers. And they have lots of cash from selling drugs, tricking, peddling stolen shit, and braiding hair.

    The Yankee Candle store and Sears were 100% empty, of course. I will never set foot in that mall again and it is off limits for my daughter. I bet this mall closes within the next couple of years.

    Pisses me off we can’t have anyplace nice to take our kids.
    Candidate Patrick Little just announced he will take 10 years of foreign aid to Israel, split it up for a one-time reparations payment to the blacks. ha ha ha ha!! !

  69. pequiste May 29, 2018 at 10:37 pm #

    Want to know what, above all, is being memorialized in the U.S.A. at this time?

    Drive by one of your local towering and reeking, ziggurat-like landfills that dot the nation’s landscaper like modern day Mesopotamian themed excrescences.

    We are memorializing unimaginable waste; tires to diapers and every other conceivable known substance known – the waste of a hyper-consumerist civilization wallowing in its own garbage.

    And then there is TeeVee.

    • elysianfield May 30, 2018 at 11:03 am #

      “excrescences.”

      Ahhh…nice.

  70. BackRowHeckler May 29, 2018 at 10:48 pm #

    Hey Finca if you’re looking in …

    Russian ultra hooligan soccer fans, are they prepared to battle British hooligans at the world cup? I’ve read a mighty battle is brewing, blood will flow, and casualties will be many.

    Is Russia ready?

    brh

    • FincaInTheMountains May 30, 2018 at 6:00 am #

      The Chuy Valley

      Chuy Valley is famous for the fact that there is a wild growth of narcotic hemp one and a half human height.

      Chuy cannabis is just a jungle, standing as a high wall on a good year, and no matter how much it was burned in the Soviet era, sprayed with herbicide, the next year it grew even higher.

      And naked people run there during flowering season, and the pollen sticks to their sweaty body, and this pollen is then scraped off the skin with tea spoons.

      And the result of this ritual is pure Hashish, action of witch is fundamentally different from ordinary marijuana, either Asian, or Indian, and from which the word Hashashin or Assassin, that is, the hired killer, came from.

      And if ordinary drugs turn a fighter into a neurasthenic, which can be frightened by an unexpected movement or a painful poke, then hashish turns a neurasthenic into a fighter.

      In Kyrgyzstan, in particular in the city of Bishkek, which is also growing in the Chuy Valley, a special form of Islam is spread – Ismailism, which many “experts” consider an extreme form of Shiism, but not all Shiites agree with this. Well, the current Sunni-Salafis do not consider Shiites Muslims, and the Ismailis would seem they should …

      Although the head of the Ismailis, Agha- Khan, a Harvard graduate, lives in London and is referred to by Your Highness even in Buckingham Palace. And you don’t want to quarrel with the English Salafis, especially since the grandfather of Aga Khan was a great friend of Lawrence of Arabia at the time when the latter inspected the fighting qualities of the Pamir Assassins, commonly referred to as Basmachi.

      This friendship of the English with the Ismailis began long time ago, during the Crusades, when the Ismailis, under the leadership of Imam Hassan-ibn-Sabbah, taught the English under the leadership of Earl of Leicester not only the basis for secret operations and geopolitical intelligence, but democracy in the present sense of the word.

      And part of this science was the art of recruiting Assassins with the help of hashish, which was then mined in the Chuy Valley.

      youtube.com/watch?v=_TsTr1HTizs

      • elysianfield May 30, 2018 at 11:06 am #

        “And naked people run there during flowering season, and the pollen sticks to their sweaty body, and this pollen is then scraped off the skin with tea spoons. ”

        Finc,
        Why the hell did you ever leave?

        • FincaInTheMountains May 30, 2018 at 2:01 pm #

          Comrade elysian, do you realize how big Russia is?

          I had not the foggiest idea about the place and never been there, except I read the book by Soviet Kirgiz author Chyngyz Aitmatov under the name that is not translatable into English – the closet word I can come up with is “The Chopping Block” – but specifically for human heads, which describes exactly the method of collecting Hashish.

          Then I thought it was a poetic exaggeration.

    • GreenAlba May 30, 2018 at 7:51 am #

      brh

      I don’t want to be picky, but these are *English* football hooligans. As with knife crime, the Scottish government has done a lot of work over the years, along with its football clubs, with the result that Scottish football supporters can take some pride in their behaviour. Generally, not always. One can never be complacent, given some of the testosterone-fuelled (and alchohol-fuelled) ethos around football.

      As I pointed out on this very thread, your (plural) dear Tommy Robinson’s actual name is Stephen Lennon.

      en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Robinson_(activist)

      “Lennon uses the alias Tommy Robinson, taking the name of a prominent member of the “Men In Gear” (MIG) football hooligan crew, which follows Luton Town Football Club.”

      It’s a pervasive ethos in football, but mostly now in England. In Scotland the supporters can be a wee bit smug.

      Similarly, though, it used to be a bit of a joke that Andy Murray was ‘Scottish’ when he lost a game and ‘British’ when he won. Hey ho…

      • PeteAtomic May 30, 2018 at 8:16 am #

        If they are anything like my grandmother, Russian women could beat the pudding out of anybody. So, it wouldn’t just be the men the British would have to worry about. Well, regardless of your nationality if you are going to a sporting event to get into a fight, then you shouldn’t be there, period.

        • GreenAlba May 30, 2018 at 8:25 am #

          Amen to that, PA. Sadly there is a subculture of ‘men’ for whom the game is just the foreplay.

          There are also statistics to show that domestic violence also spikes after their team loses in a big game. Or wins.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 30, 2018 at 1:09 pm #

            Probably spurious. We had that over here too, and even Feminists admitted it was created out of thin air. Google Super Bowl and Male violence or some variant of it.

          • GreenAlba May 30, 2018 at 1:46 pm #

            Well they’re not admitting any such thing over here, Janos. Because there’s nothing spurious about it.

            Why would you care when you haven’t waited terrified at home for a thick ear and a black eye just because, well, just because…

            rss.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/j.1740-9713.2012.00606.x

            theguardian.com/society/2015/jan/30/glasgow-police-domestic-abuse-old-firm-rangers-celtic

            thescottishsun.co.uk/news/1601311/old-firm-rangers-celtic-domestic-violence/

          • GreenAlba May 30, 2018 at 1:54 pm #

            Seems there’s still some work to be done with those lower-rung Scottish footie supporters. Maybe they behave better on the terraces and take it out on the Mrs when they get home.

            And they’re not even black. How. Can. This. Be?

          • Janos Skorenzy May 31, 2018 at 1:55 pm #

            I’ll ask Friend COLEMAN about whether this is feminist hysteria or not. He’ll know….

          • GreenAlba May 31, 2018 at 2:27 pm #

            I think we should have a chat with his wife, Janos. She might have some insights. Or just need to vent.

            Hysteria. Yes. THE original gaslighting term. Clever.

      • elysianfield May 30, 2018 at 11:08 am #

        Alba,
        Manchester United…Arsenal…great names.

        • GreenAlba May 30, 2018 at 11:34 am #

          Indeed, EF. My ‘wee’ brother is a fervent Man United supporter despite living in Norwich and never having set foot in Manchester.

          I believe it is allowed, like wearing the Royal Stewart tartan even if you’re not a Stewart. Or royal. Even if you’re English in fact (yikes!).

          I think mostly only Londoners probably support the Gunners, though. Lots of hedging there, since I don’t really know.

      • GreenAlba May 30, 2018 at 11:35 am #

        *alcohol*

    • GreenAlba May 30, 2018 at 8:00 am #

      Scottish footie fans won’t be there, unless I’m mistaken. I don’t think their team qualified, although I’m happy to be corrected.

  71. FincaInTheMountains May 30, 2018 at 6:27 am #

    During the second Crusade, the Knights Templars enriched their political and religious experience by communicating with the students of the genius Sheikh Hassan ibn Sabbah who was the first to understand that a special service that has a number of fanatical killers who are not afraid of death and individual terror directed against the enemy leaders is much more effective than expensive armies, and sex and hashish can overcome the fear of death and provide this special service with an unlimited personnel reserve.

  72. FincaInTheMountains May 30, 2018 at 6:39 am #

    But an even more important discovery for the Templars was the fact that for Hassan ibn Sabbah the achievement of power was a means, not a goal. And the goal was to create a scientific school of gnosis in the impregnable fortress of Alamut, which means the Eagle’s Nest, in which the Ismaili sect, through the dualistic interpretation of the supernatural texts of Islam and the multi-level system of initiation, opened up more and more esoteric teachings and ascetic practices to their followers.

    Moreover, at the higher degrees of initiation, these teachings and practices lost any connection with Islam and often turned into the complete opposite of the religion that led young people, eager for spiritual growth and military valor, to the gates of the Eagle’s Nest.

    The agents of Hassan ibn Sabbah, whom the Crusaders nicknamed the Old Man of the Mountain, scoured through all the cities of East and West in search of not only espionage information, but also books revealing the soul of this or that people.

    Hassan ibn Sabbah willingly traded in suicide bombers, and the political philosophy of the Order of the Temple, enriched by cultural exchange with the Ismailis during joint operations in the Middle East, forced the Knights Templars by analogy to become interested in the intellectual achievements of the Albigensians no less than in their property.

  73. PeteAtomic May 30, 2018 at 8:08 am #

    If we want to get some sanity injected back into this mess, then we oughta get back to some idea of civic patriotism & teach people what the ideals of the country are really about. It’s not just flag waving. It’s about sovereign individuals who consent to form a government “We the People..” not the other way around.

    There needs to be more to the story of America then just a safe space for capitalism. There also needs to be commonality as a national community– and the future of that could be in real jeopardy.

    • GreenAlba May 30, 2018 at 8:31 am #

      “It’s about sovereign individuals who consent to form a government “We the People..” not the other way around.”

      Quite so, PA. I liked the definition of politics espoused by the academic, Bernard Crick, that I was introduced to as a student:

      “The establishing of political order is not just any order at all; it marks the birth, or the recognition, of freedom. For politics represents at least some tolerance of differing truths, some recognition that government is possible, indeed best conducted, amid the open canvassing of rival interests.

      *Politics are the public actions of free men. Freedom is the privacy of men from public actions…*”

      Bernard Crick (In Defence of Politics).

      If we are not Janos, we can agree he meant ‘men’ as a species, not a gender. We are not imprisoned forever in Athens.

      • Janos Skorenzy May 30, 2018 at 1:15 pm #

        amren.com/news/2018/05/london-cyclists-too-white-male-and-middle-class-says-capitals-cycling-chief-i…

        How is change ever going to happen if Whites – all Whites – take responsibility? Don’t “farm this out” to other Whites, Alba. Don’t throw your brothers and sisters under the bus this time. You are equally responsible (somehow!) for minorities not riding bikes. What are you going to do about it? I’d suggest taking moral stock first: How have you suppressed minority desire or action, be it in thought, word, or deed? This is Mao’s contribution to Communist thought. I suggest you take stock and then report to the Cycling Chief (lol) about your sins and how you plan to do better. If He or She absolves you, maybe you can get more involved and serve on the Cycling Committee to effect change.

        • GreenAlba May 30, 2018 at 1:51 pm #

          Have a strong black (oops!) coffee, Toady – it may help. Or maybe just sleep it off.

          I don’t link to sites where you’d need thick metaphorical rubber gloves to turn the metaphorical pages, and a strong antiseptic to clean up afterwards. But thanks for thinking of me.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 30, 2018 at 1:58 pm #

            Thanks for java, Beelzebubina!

          • GreenAlba May 30, 2018 at 2:29 pm #

            Any time, Toady.

            Croak. (That’s narrative, not imperative. I wouldn’t presume…)

    • 100th Avatar May 30, 2018 at 8:47 am #

      It’s only flag waving, support the troops (no matter what), military color guards, and jet stadium flyovers these days.

      Jingoism writ large. A mass delusion/confusion between civic participation, patriotism, and unquestioned support of the military apparatus.

  74. elysianfield May 30, 2018 at 11:40 am #

    Well, ladies and germs,

    Fred is up today, and as usual is a force-multiplier for our Host’s premise;

    fredoneverything.org/affirmative-action-and-the-american-mind-if-any/

    If you can read Fred’s commentary and not weep for the future of our country and our culture, you might have balls (or ovaries) of steel….

  75. Elrond Hubbard May 30, 2018 at 12:58 pm #

    Dick’s Sporting Goods shares skyrocket as gun sales restrictions don’t hurt sales as much as feared

    – Dick’s Sporting Goods shares jumped 23 percent at market open Wednesday after it beat first-quarter expectations and hiked its full-year earnings forecast.
    – In February, Dick’s stopped selling all assault-style rifles in its stores following the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, which killed 17 students and staff members.
    – Part of Wednesday’s big move likely had to do with hedge funds scrambling to cover their bets against Dick’s stock.

    cnbc.com/2018/05/30/dicks-sporting-goods-q1-2018-earnings.html

    “Dick’s Sporting Goods shares jumped 23 percent at the market’s open Wednesday after it beat first-quarter expectations and hiked its full-year earnings forecast, easing concerns that restrictions it placed on gun purchases would hurt its sales. …

    “In February, Dick’s stopped selling all assault-style rifles in its stores following the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, which killed 17 students and staff members. …

    “Investors worried the move would weigh on Dick’s performance. Part of Wednesday’s big move likely had to do with hedge funds scrambling to cover their bets against the stock.

    “Nearly 15 percent of the company’s shares available for trading were sold short, according to FactSet. A short squeeze occurs when investors who borrowed the stock for a short sale are forced to buy them back as the share prices moves higher.”

    So: In the aftermath of the Parkland shooting, Dick’s decides to stop being part of the problem. Hedgies try to punish them by shorting their stock, only to get burned because Dick’s is doing just fine. Turns out you can still do well, while doing the right thing. Who’d-a thunk it?

    • Tate May 31, 2018 at 9:38 am #

      Beating off to gun-banning fantasies is no way to go through life, son.

      Look at this story of the Judge in the UK, name of Nic Madge, who is spearheading a campaign to ban all kitchen knives. WTF!!! Our cousins ‘cross the pond have finally gone full Monty Python blithering spot-off bleedin’ bat-guano gibbering cranial.

      He says, “… why do we need eight-inch or ten-inch kitchen knives with points? Butchers and fishmongers do, but how often, if at all, does a domestic chef use the point of an eight-inch or ten-inch knife? Rarely, if at all.”

      He goes on to say, “The reason why these measures [laws concerning the carrying of knives] have little effect is that the vast majority of knives carried by youths are ordinary kitchen knives. Every kitchen contains lethal knives which are potential murder weapons.” [Emphasis added]

      Well, Yes [Deep breath]. So are screwdrivers. So are monkey wrenches (spanners). So are lead pencils. So are fireplace pokers. So are baseball (or cricket) bats. So are heavy walking sticks. So are golf clubs. So are many gardening tools, so are hedge trimmers. So are utility knives. So are plastic toothbrushes (when sharpened as is often done in prisons). So are letter openers. Et cetera et cetera.

      Those zany Brits.

      • GreenAlba May 31, 2018 at 10:44 am #

        Oops. Tate’s got it wrong again.

        independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/blunt-kitchen-knives-crime-wave-judge-nic-madge-a8372716.html

        Now, bear in mind this is one judge, in his *retirement speech*, who is in no way representative of anyone on this earth.

        “Judge Nic Madge has suggested introducing a scheme whereby members of the public could get their kitchen knives modified.

        “They would be taken to centres where they would be grounded down to have round ends.”

        Etc. etc.

        Now it wouldn’t take a genius to figure out that if you start rounding off knives, and selling more round-ended knives, people who want to use them for evil purposes are just going to make them pointy. So I wouldn’t lend too much credence to the slightly barmy ideas of one retiring judge. But it’s an unusual idea, so it got reported. By the Daily Wail, initially. Of course.

        But Tate, of course, could never be called ‘retiring’, so he has no problem extrapolating this reported idea to the entire country, which magically becomes ‘those zany Brits’.

        Now my first thought is, as always, why do you folks keep having to MAKE STUFF UP? If you have logic on your side, why not just present the truth unvarnished and unembellished? Given, I repeat, that the guy never even mentioned banning pointy knives.

        So, yeah, Tate.

        “Our cousins ‘cross the pond have finally gone full Monty Python blithering spot-off bleedin’ bat-guano gibbering cranial.”

        One. Retiring. Judge.

        WTF indeed?! Maybe cut down on the gibbering, eh, Tate, or people might think you’ve gone full bat shit.

    • Q. Shtik May 31, 2018 at 12:57 pm #

      Dick’s decides to stop being part of the problem. Hedgies try to punish them by shorting their stock, only to get burned because Dick’s is doing just fine. – Elrond

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

      For all my education I have to admit at this late date (77.5 years old) that I am far more ignorant about almost everything than I deserve to be. However, there are two things I know about more than the average schlub: pool (aka pocket billiards) and the stock market.

      Let’s take pool for example. For some unknown reason advertisers like to insert a pool table and someone holding a pool cue into TV ads even though pool has nothing specific to do with whatever it is they are selling. It’s a prop. I can tell you by drawing on my long years of experience that in every ad I have ever seen where a pool table appears and one or more persons standing nearby, either simply holding a cue stick or in the act of supposedly using one, that the actors hired for the scene have never or almost never played the game of pool. I won’t bother explaining how I know this…you will simply have to take it on faith.

      Likewise, I am knowledgeable about the stock market so that when someone such as yourself, Elrond, makes a statement about the markets or a particular stock (reference excerpt above) I will know with near certainty that they don’t know what they are talking about if they, in fact, don’t know what they are talking about. To be more specific:

      Dick’s didn’t decide to “stop being part of the problem.” They looked at their sales data and made a hard-nosed business decision about what cessation of assault-style rifle sales would do to their top line (Sales) and their bottom line (Profit) vs the public’s perception of them (for now) as good corporate citizens.

      Secondly, those who sell stock short, whether they be ordinary investors or hedgers (or ‘hedgies’ as you call them) do not sell short “to punish” a company but rather to make a profit by buying back the borrowed shares at a lower price…etc. etc. If the hedgers “got burned” it was because too many rushed in on one side of what they perceived as a can’t miss trade. Dick’s management burned the hedgers by reporting earnings that exceeded “expectations.” First of all earnings are notoriously malleable and comparing them to expectations is a game that takes place on a quarterly basis. If Dick’s had wanted to goose their share price even more they could have announced a dividend increase…even if only a penny more.

      Your statement that “Turns out you can still do well, while doing the right thing.” is just plain silly.

      • Janos Skorenzy May 31, 2018 at 1:51 pm #

        Yes, the Leftists are ultimately childish, but dangerous as any grown man in a child’s body would be.

      • Elrond Hubbard May 31, 2018 at 4:22 pm #

        Q, do you know what a Heider-Simmel animation is? Heider and Simmel were psychologists who did pioneering research back in the 1940s, about how people read meaning into what they see happening. Here, watch this. It’s only 90 seconds long:

        youtube.com/watch?v=VTNmLt7QX8E

        What you see in that video is a few long, thin rectangles, arranged into a box shape; a couple of triangles; and a circle. The various shapes move around on the screen for a bit, then the clip ends. Describing the video that way is a lot like the way you describe the stock market: nothing but abstractions in motion — and even the motion is an illusion, because it’s really just still images strung together. None of it means anything.

        But if you have watched the video, I’m betting you saw a story take place: a story where the two triangles and the circle had feelings, did things with each other because of the feelings, and one of them did something at the end. That’s two versions of the same video: one version has meaning, the other doesn’t.

        Likewise, the story I told about Dick’s Sporting Goods and the stock market had meaning. Meanwhile, your rendition of the story was drained of all meaning and reduced everything to mechanics: this happened, then that happened, etc. So why am I boring you with all this? Because my version is better, that’s why.

        The stock market may be an abstraction, but that doesn’t make it meaningless. It’s an institution that plays an enormous role in how we run our society. Therefore, the way it works and the results that come out of it are of huge and urgent interest. It means something when the stock market produces this result or that. Some people will be better or worse off. Some people will get what they deserve, or they’ll be denied what they deserve. Some who deserve bad things will get good things; some who deserve less will get more. And so on.

        You criticize me because I told a story about the stock market in meaning-laden terms. Well, I’m perfectly capable of understanding the mechanics of the stock market as you describe them; I just don’t intrinsically care that much. But all that technocratic activity around the stock price of Dick’s Sporting Goods actually does have meaning, because in the end it’s about people. The only reason I take an interest in it is because it helps me understand the meaning of the world I live in.

        So: See Dick. See Dick sell. See Dick sell assault weapons. Now, see school. See school get shot up. See Dick stop selling assault weapons. Now see investors. See big institutional investors (aka hedge funds). See big institutional investors think they know how the world works. See big institutional investors predict Dick taking risk. See big institutional investors predict Dick will lose money. See big institutional investors think they can make money. See big institutional investors short Dick’s stock. See Dick report earnings that beat big institutional investors’ predictions. See big institutional investors have to buy back stock at higher price instead of lower. See big institutional investors lose money instead of gaining it. Big institutional investors sad! Dick happy! Fewer guns! Maybe fewer kids get murdered! See Elrond. Elrond happy! Everyone happy!

        See how that works?

        • Tate May 31, 2018 at 7:05 pm #

          You embarrass yourself, Elrond. Have you ever made a dime in the stock market? You have to have good observational skills to do so.

          So this is the story I saw in that video clip & I defy anyone not to see something similar:

          A mother triangle calls her little girl to come home. But her daughter shows up with an unannounced playmate. Judging by the reaction of the mom, this little playmate is an unwelcome circle boy who has just moved into the neighborhood. The triangle mom goes outside and berates her daughter for bringing home trash. Meanwhile, the little circle boy steps to the front door & watches the dust-up from that vantage point. He starts to go outside to help his beleagered friend but then changes his mind and goes inside the triangle’s house (which is actually in the shape of a rectangle.) The triangle mom catches wind of the intrusion and runs inside to grab him. She slowly closes the front door, thinking she has him trapped. Meanwhile the little triangle girl is creeping along the outside of the house listening to the drama unfold within. She gets to the front door and opens it. Now, the little circle boy sees his path clear & makes a mad dash for the front door, successfully evading the triangle mom and making his escape. He reunites with his little friend, they kiss and cavort joyfully around & around the house, chased frantically by the triangle mom. Finally, they run off and the triangle mom loses it and wrecks the house.

        • Q. Shtik May 31, 2018 at 9:32 pm #

          Forget about the triangles, circles etc for the moment, although we could have a lot of fun with the video especially if we got Janos’s interpretation*

          Virtually everything you write, Elrond, is your vision as seen through a left-wing prism. Your explanation of Dick’s stock price movement is a very simple straight line cause and effect interpretation that you desperately want to believe is true because it fits your good vs evil narrative. You see MY explanation as meaningless because there is nothing to feel good about…from your perspective.

          Here is more information about Dick’s decision on assault style rifles and likely impacts on sales/profits.

          markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/dicks-stock-price-hunting-business-under-pressure-stopped-se…

          * It is obvious that the circle is a new kid in the neighborhood who is black and doesn’t really belong there. The little triangle is a cute-as-hell little blond haired white girl. The circle doesn’t know whether to try to get in his new friend’s panties or get into the house to see what he can rip off and then decides he can do BOTH if he plays his cards right, etc, etc.

  76. Janos Skorenzy May 30, 2018 at 2:00 pm #

    Thank goodness that the Tommy Robinson story in the U.K. has been picked up. My contempt for the U.K. and her people is increasing parabolically. First Alfie, then Tommy Robinson, sentenced to de facto death in a shadow kangaroo trial for merely trying to protect the Brits from having their own daughters and sisters put into white sex slavery by musloids. And then, top it off with this: apparently there was some sort of damn soccer game over the weekend, and the U.K. team (Liverpool – where Alfie was executed by the NHS) lost to same other damn team from some post-Christian cesspit. Anyway, THIS – the losing of a soccer game – has the men of the U.K. weeping openly in the streets. What a bunch of effeminate trash. To any of my readers in the U.K. and Ireland, my serious advice to you is to shake the dust from your sandals and get the hell out of there. That is no place for decent, civilized human beings.

    I am reminded of a very wise quote that I added the last bit to:

    Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss current events; small minds discuss other people; the smallest minds discuss sports.

    Ann Barnhardt, barnhardt.biz.com

    • GreenAlba May 30, 2018 at 2:19 pm #

      “Liverpool – where Alfie was executed by the NHS”

      Janos, you didn’t get round to telling me what the treatment offered in Rome was going to do for little Alfie’s destroyed brain. I was hoping you’d get back to me on that.

      The European Court of Human Rights turned down the appeal for him to go and be martyred any further in the name of pointless medical intervention. I mentioned this to you already. You don’t seem to pay attention.

      Do link to some pics of the wailing in the streets by those effeminate men, though 🙂 . Then I can count them. I could do with some entertainment in the form of wailing men.

      • GreenAlba May 30, 2018 at 2:34 pm #

        I do find myself wondering if you’d have been half as concerned if he’d been called Ali rather than Alfie.

        • malthuss May 30, 2018 at 8:38 pm #

          I thought you are a Jewish Gal in UK.

          • GreenAlba May 30, 2018 at 8:52 pm #

            What??

      • Janos Skorenzy May 30, 2018 at 5:50 pm #

        Oh, “the European Court of Human Rights” – it sounds so impressive and noble. But they’re just a bunch of Leftist loons determined to turn Europe over to Brown and Black savages. The evidence of their crime is on their very doorstep in Brussels with Jihadis striking there at will.

        You people are simply wrong about everything, but you’d rather dash Europe to hell rather than admit it – which means admitting we were right all along.

        • GreenAlba May 30, 2018 at 7:23 pm #

          Janos

          You have a predictable habit of hopping from one stone to another when you can’t answer a question. We were not discussing black and brown savages, or even white supremacist ones.

          I asked you what you hoped the ‘treatment’ in Rome was intended to achieve for a small child whose brain had already been destroyed. You still haven’t answered that.

          In the meantime you made the accusation ‘Alfie was executed by the NHS’. I don’t think you entirely understand quite how scurrilous and disgusting that accusation is, in terms of the doctors and nurses who did everything humanly possible to help a child who could not ultimately be helped by anything medicine could provide.

          So the question remains – what did you understand was the aim of further treatment to a small boy without a functioning brain?

          • Janos Skorenzy May 30, 2018 at 9:06 pm #

            Answer: To let the parents take him to Italy for treatment. Out of your hair. No cost to English taxpayers. None of your further business. But evidently: the Principle of Absolute Control is too precious. Parents? What’s that? The State is both Mother and Father. Parent A and Parent B….

          • GreenAlba May 30, 2018 at 9:11 pm #

            Janos

            The answer to ‘what kind of treatment’ is not ‘treatment’. You cannot treat a child with a dead brain. What is it you are not understanding?

            Parents are not allowed to inflict unnecessary suffering on their children, who are not their chattels.

            ‘We’ are not the European Court of Human Rights.

            Do you think Jehovah’s Witnesses should be allowed to refuse medical treatment to their children just because they are *parents*? Or inflict FGM on their daughters because they are *parents*?

            Stop trying to make political points out of a dead child. You are perniciuous and shameless.

          • GreenAlba May 31, 2018 at 4:12 am #

            *pernicious*

          • Janos Skorenzy May 31, 2018 at 1:53 pm #

            Well yes, the conflict raged on and on as the child died. In the end, it was too late to do anything as all admitted. You People WON! And that’s all that matters, right?

          • GreenAlba May 31, 2018 at 5:32 pm #

            “Well yes, the conflict raged on and on as the child died. In the end, it was too late to do anything as all admitted. You People WON! And that’s all that matters, right?”

            Janos. Let it go. What matters was that the child, whose brain was beyond help, was allowed to pass away in peace without evil people taking advantage of his devastated parents for their own ideological ends.

            The only conflict was between the people who had cared for the child and actually knew what they were talking about and those who didn’t know what they were talking about and didn’t care, because they had an agenda.

            I’m sick to the back teeth with people putting their agendas above real people’s interests, including those of a helpless little boy for whom medicine, sadly, could do nothing more. Medicine anywhere. Sometimes, Janos, you just need to have some humility.

            But, if not, then I look forward to seeing you campaign for the next Jehovah’s Witness couple who choose to see their child die rather than have an organ transplant, because – well, because they’re the parents, aren’t they, so they must know best?

        • malthuss May 30, 2018 at 8:43 pm #

          From PKs site,

          The library, my local branch has more books on the f—–g holocaust than the civil war!

          f–k bezos and amazon. same with dvds – f–k netfliks! my car is a 11 year old prius that still gets great mileage —
          for when president bolton bombs iran to please his overlords.

          • GreenAlba May 30, 2018 at 9:07 pm #

            ???

    • 100th Avatar May 30, 2018 at 2:21 pm #

      Probably because you’re a big pansy.

      “Everything I know about morality and the obligations of men, I owe it to football,” – Camus.

      • 100th Avatar May 30, 2018 at 2:26 pm #

        It also explains your unabated misogyny.

      • Janos Skorenzy May 30, 2018 at 6:25 pm #

        He’s overrated. You people raised him to spread anomie in the Anglo-Saxon world. A French problem became a Western problem. He’s a good writer and has psychological insight of course. But a minor philosopher. Never delved much into his politics. Was he for the Algerians I suppose?

        Would he say the same thing about the Anglo-American mania for ALL sports, ALL the time? Bet he wouldn’t. Europeans get excited for a small part of the year about soccer or bike racing. Canadians about hockey. The other Commonwealth Countries, the Irish and the Americans: It never fucking ends. It’s always one sport or another, and if there’s nothing pro on, then “college”.

        The European Way is better by far. We don’t seem able to handle this shit in moderation.

      • Tate May 31, 2018 at 9:03 am #

        I read the Stranger and later the Plague decades ago. I just read the synopsis of the Stranger on Wikipedia and the only thing I remember about the Stranger oddly enough is the murder of the Arab on the beach. Maybe because I later read a review of the novel saying that the title The Stranger was symbolic of the ‘Other,’ that is, someone of a different ethnic group. Murders & other nasty business happens between co-ethnics, of course, but Camus understood the heightened tension between people of different races.

        • GreenAlba May 31, 2018 at 11:08 am #

          You will have noted, I’m sure, Tate, that in French the novel is entitled ‘l’Etranger’. I too had to read it as an undergraduate, but in French.

          Now you will also know that ‘étranger’ generally translates into English as both ‘foreigner’ and ‘stranger’.

          If you were in Algeria, at that time it’s more than likely that a stranger on a beach was going to be an Arab. He might have been a pied-noir, but from simple arithmetic he would have been more likely to be an Arab. A large part of the significance of the killing was, from what I recall (it’s a long time ago) that it was pretty meaningless and he felt no emotion about it. For example, there was no suggestion, as I recall, that it was racially motivated.

          Because if it had been racial, instead of meaningless, maybe the English translators might have called it ‘The Foreigner’ instead of ‘The Stranger’.

          But they didn’t, mostly, they called it ‘The Stranger’, or ‘The Outsider’. And the stranger wasn’t the Arab anyway, it was Meursault, because the novel is about absurdity and social isolation, not racism.

          Obviously I understand that when a person has an agenda, they will interpret everything through that agenda.

          • Tate May 31, 2018 at 11:45 am #

            Thanks for that additional insight. It makes sense as a primary interpretation. But a useful secondary interpretation is as I described and I did not make that up. That was part of the review I remember reading about it and No, it was not in a right-wing publication. On the contrary, it was the usual leftie trope bewailing the “Other” stigma. If we could all just get along and sing kumbaya.

            Camus was certainly not unaware of the power of casting the murder victim as the Other.

          • GreenAlba May 31, 2018 at 12:15 pm #

            Happy to sing Kumbaya with anyone. Music brings the best out in most people. Unless it’s ‘Tomorrow belongs to me’, of course 🙂 .

            I did the next best thing, which was to see the Soweto Children’s Choir singing it during the Edinburgh International Festival a few years back. A (white) British/South African friend took me along.

            youtube.com/watch?v=zuchTB8CVD4

          • Tate May 31, 2018 at 1:38 pm #

            Truly heart-warming. Here’s another song they sing down that-away.

            youtube.com/watch?v=AlT4KXv2bnk

            It’s called “Kill the Boer.” Of course, youtube being the organ of propaganda it is, when we query “Kill the Boer,” youtube shunts one to a list of titles called “Kiss the Boer.” This euphemism is intended to blunt the criticism of its actual lyrics.

          • GreenAlba May 31, 2018 at 7:12 pm #

            Yeah, not impressed by hate songs, whoever sings them. I’ll stick with Kumbaya, thanks.

    • GreenAlba May 30, 2018 at 2:23 pm #

      “My contempt for the U.K. and her people is increasing parabolically. ”

      You should see the sobbing in the streets over that – they’re devastated. It’s worse than when Diana died.

      • malthuss May 30, 2018 at 8:44 pm #

        It’s worse than when Diana died.

        No…and how was the wedding?

        • GreenAlba May 30, 2018 at 8:54 pm #

          Who’s wedding?

          • GreenAlba May 30, 2018 at 9:02 pm #

            *Whose* !

    • GreenAlba May 30, 2018 at 2:50 pm #

      Would you like me to try to arrange a prison visit for you, Janos, so that you can indulge your man-crush on Tommy/Stephen? It all sounds a bit homo-erotic to me, that ‘our Tommy!’ stuff and you fancying the androphilic ‘Golden One’. I mean, take a shufti at this:

      alternativeright.hopenothate.com/masculinity-sexuality-and-gender-roles-in-the-alternative-right

      Not sure if your lot would let you back in if you visited, though. There might be a bit of diplomatic ping-pong with everyone saying ‘no, you have him – no, please, you have him’. And you don’t want Boris getting involved. We’ve got enough going on with Brexit. We don’t want Skorexit on top of that.

      • Janos Skorenzy May 30, 2018 at 5:54 pm #

        You add homophobia to your roster of hypocrisy I see.

        • GreenAlba May 30, 2018 at 7:26 pm #

          I see you have as little understanding of homophobia as you do of antisemitism.

          And even less of humour.

          • malthuss May 30, 2018 at 8:40 pm #

            He is closet, hence bad and not liberated?
            Unlike, say, Freddie Mercury?

          • malthuss May 30, 2018 at 8:56 pm #

            You display no humor.

          • GreenAlba May 30, 2018 at 9:01 pm #

            He is closet??

            He doesn’t look very ‘closet’ to me 🙂

            Don’t know the details of FM as he existed beyond the periphery of my consciousness. Queen weren’t my thing.

          • GreenAlba May 30, 2018 at 9:03 pm #

            “you display no humor”

            I know – I try to be discreet, Malthuss. It’s only for the initiated.

  77. FincaInTheMountains May 30, 2018 at 3:54 pm #

    According to reporter Kerry Picket of The Daily Caller, FBI agents deep inside the Bureau are afraid to speak out about what’s really going on – even under whistleblower protections – because of the abysmal record of Congressional whistleblower protections.

    Last week, another Daily Caller story by Picket said that agents want Congressional subpoenas to testify before they will speak out because that way, Congress then pays for legal counsel and theoretically, the subpoena protects whistleblowing agents against retaliation from the FBI.

    According to one special agent source:

    It would be suicide. I hate to say it, but neither the judiciary nor the executive branch is wielding any kind of effective oversight right now, and the top managers know it.

    youtube.com/watch?v=MB87-0NvKW0

    We’re up for a long, long fight…

  78. FincaInTheMountains May 30, 2018 at 4:29 pm #

    Chinese Rumors (strange…)

    In one of the previous posts – I think it was Caribbean Rumors, I talked about a new acquaintance of mine – the Chinese Diplomat who turned out not to be a diplomat, nor a Chinese.

    One of the topics of our conversation was the great Phoenician way to Cassiterides – the “tin islands”, where priceless tin, which was needed for the production of bronze, was mined.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassiterides

    And China is the main producer of rare earth metals and recently passed a law banning the sale of these metals, and obliging to sell it only to Chinese firms that make all sorts of smartphones and batteries from them, which really caused the Americans attack of real, rather than propagandist paranoia.

    And the old bronze from the Bronze Age artifacts shows that Cassiterides, located somewhere on the Cornwall Peninsula or next to it under the water of English Channel, are also a source of rare earths, much richer than Chinese, and in our time it means that Libya was destroyed by the states, which are participants in the Phoenician Union, which allegedly exists until now for 3 thousand years and according to the words of the Chinese diplomat, in the framework of my theory, coincides with the Black Project. That personally seems to me quite plausible.

    Indeed, the Great Phoenician Way did not pass through the Pillars of Hercules (Gibraltar), as Aristotle suspected, and the Bay of Biscay, where everybody drowned, but it walked through France to England – the countries that destroyed Gaddafi at the insistence of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who made a voyage to these countries on the eve of the bombings, and this voyage is now the main obstacle to concluding peace on the Korean Peninsula, clearly showing what the surrender of nuclear weapons results in.

    The Great Phoenician Way began in Tunis, where the Phoenician colony of Carthage was located, and the American geopolitics of the Rear admiral Alfred Thayer Mahan is the geopolitics of Carthage, and not of the Roman Republic, whose heir is Russia.

    From Carthage, the great Phoenician Way went to Marseilles, at the mouth of the Rhone, along which the Phoenicians ascended to the Vaucluse region, where the main Phoenician temple was built on Mount Vantu at an altitude of 1969 meters above sea level. Then, along the Rhone, they sailed to the city of Lyon, where the river Sona flows into the Rhone, along which they reached Dijon, where they carried dry cargo to the Brenna River along the route where the Burgundy Canal now passes.

    Brenna flows into the river Armarkorn, which flows into the Yonne flowing into the Seine, and along it the Phoenicians traveled to the Bay of Seine in the English Channel just outside of Le Havre directly opposite the Cornwall Peninsula on the British Isles, which can be regarded as a first approximation of location of Cassiterides – “tin islands” of the Bronze Age.

    Modern history considers the Phoenicians to be a vanished people, except for the Chinese, who consider the Phoenicians to be the masters of the East India Company, founded in 1600 by an unknown cosmopolitan and a pirate who became the captain of Sir Francis Drake’s squadron. The name of this cosmopolitan was, by a strange coincidence, Lancaster, which makes us to recall the Wars of the Roses (Scarlet and White) that began with the division of the Phoenician heritage of the Black Templars between the White and Red projects of York and Lancaster, held in the Temple of City of London, according to Walter Scott and Shakespeare, which actually gave the name to the world projects, once again confirming the importance and necessity of the political history of art.

    In addition, White Rose of York points to the religious orientation of the White Project, since York is the stronghold of Orthodoxy and an ally of Byzantium, not only during the conquest of England by the Norman Duke Wilhelm the Bastard, the son of the main initiator of the Great Schism, Robert the Devil, but also during the final part of the Fourth Crusade.

    The British East India Company is still fighting for shipping routes the Dutch West India Company, part of which is the Russian Navy – just look at the Russian tricolor banner and compare it with the Dutch flag.

    Later, the West India Company created United States to fight the East India Company, organizing a Boston tea party, during which its supporters sunk the “tea” brought by the East India Company (I am still convinced it was Bengali Opium in those bags).

    And shortly after this, the West India Company founded the city of New Amsterdam(now the city of New York), whose governor, fleeing the Black Project, had sworn allegiance to the British Crown, giving up his sword to the Duke of York.

    This name completes the consideration in this post of links of the Great Phoenician Way with Shakespeare and the theory of the World Projects, but not with the Holy Scripture, because according to the Bible the opening of the great Phoenician way allowed the biblical city of Tire to accumulate “gold as dirt” in the Bronze Age, and this gold later was not lost anywhere, but was hidden in various Phoenician colonies located along the way, but the main part was hidden in the city of Carthage.

    And during the Punic Wars, it escaped the looting by Roman soldiers, which can not be said about the builders of Gaddafi, who found this gold during the construction of the Great Underground River, as well as the stone tablet, which allows you to locate the exact location of Cassiterides – the “tin islands”.

  79. sophia May 30, 2018 at 5:36 pm #

    Tenneshaw,

    Antisemitism is the prime cause of the general collapse of western civ?

    • FincaInTheMountains May 30, 2018 at 6:26 pm #

      Not just anti-Semitism – any dualistic approach to human anthropology, the idea that there are two distinct groups of human biological species, even created by different Gods.

      Anti-Semitism is just one of the oldest and well-known manifestations of it. Just like the Crusades – first two Crusades targeted Muslims, then they targeted Christians of different denomination, but they all first went through Jewish settlements destroying them.

  80. Pucker May 30, 2018 at 7:16 pm #

    Dualism ROCKS!

    • akmofo May 30, 2018 at 10:14 pm #

      Sure, if you’re the Pucker playing with two jokers.

  81. FincaInTheMountains May 31, 2018 at 12:18 am #

    Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko turns up alive at news conference after staged murder

    A Russian journalist supposedly shot dead in Ukraine has appeared alive at a news conference in an apparent attempt to expose Russian agents.

    abc.net.au/news/2018-05-31/journalist-arkady-babchenko-appears-alive-after-staged-murder/9818686

    Order of the Supreme Commander of the Russian Federation

    For a successful operation to discredit the “Scripal” case, to confer an extraordinary rank of a colonel to GRU Major Muzhikov, and award him with the Gold Star of the Hero of Russia.

    (Babchenko = Lady’s man, Muzhikov = Manly man)

    • FincaInTheMountains May 31, 2018 at 12:27 am #

      Russia May Ask the UN Security Council to Help Rescue Scripals From the Brits

      youtube.com/watch?v=vnw5KsakDEA

      Ukrainians managed yet again to shit all over the Western narrative.

  82. Janos Skorenzy May 31, 2018 at 5:02 am