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Back in the last century, when this was a different country, the Democrats were the “smart” party and the Republicans were the “stupid” party. How did that work? Well, back then the Democrats represented a broad middle class, with a base of factory workers, many of them unionized, and the party had to be smart, especially in the courts, to overcome the natural advantages of the owner class. In contrast, the Republicans looked like a claque of country club drunks who staggered home at night to sleep on their moneybags. Bad optics, as we say nowadays.

The Democrats also occupied the moral high ground as the champion of the little guy. If not for the Dems, factory workers would be laboring twelve hours a day and children would still be maimed in the machinery. Once the relationship between business and labor was settled in the 1950s, the party moved on to a new crusade on even loftier moral high ground: civil rights, aiming to correct arrant and long-lived injustices against downtrodden black Americans. That was a natural move, considering America’s self-proclaimed post-war status as the world’s Beacon of Liberty. It had to be done and a political consensus that included Republicans got it done. Consensus was still possible.

The Dems built their fortress on that high ground and fifty years later they find themselves prisoners in it. The factory jobs all vamoosed overseas. The middle class has been pounded into penury and addiction. The Democratic Party split into a four-headed monster comprised of Wall Street patrons seeking favors, war hawks and their corporate allies looking for new global rumbles, the permanent bureaucracy looking to always expand itself, and the various ethnic and sexual minorities whose needs and grievances are serviced by that bureaucracy. It’s the last group that has become the party’s most public face while the party’s other activities – many of them sinister — remain at least partially concealed.

The Republican Party has, at least, sobered up some after getting blindsided by Trump and Trumpism. Like a drunk out of rehab, it’s attempting to get a life. Two years in, the party marvels at Mr. Trump’s audacity, despite his obvious lack of savoir faire. And despite a longstanding lack of political will to face the country’s problems, the Republicans are being forced to engage on some real issues, such as the need for a coherent and effective immigration policy and the need to redefine formal trade relations. (Other issues like the insane system of medical racketeering and the deadly racket of the college loan industry just skate along on thin ice. And then, of course, there’s the national debt and all its grotesque outgrowths.)

Meanwhile, the Democratic Party has become the party of bad ideas and bad faith, starting with the position that “diversity and inclusion” means shutting down free speech, an unforgivable transgression against common sense and common decency. It’s a party that lies even more systematically than Mr. Trump, and does so knowingly (as when Google execs say they “Do no Evil”). Its dirty secret is that it relishes coercion, it likes pushing people around, telling them what to think and how to act. Its idea of “social justice” is a campus kangaroo court, where due process of law is suspended. And it is deeply corrupt, with good old-fashioned grift, new-fashioned gross political misconduct in federal law enforcement, and utter intellectual depravity in higher education.

I hope that Democrats lose as many congressional and senate seats as possible. I hope that the party is shoved into an existential crisis and is forced to confront its astounding dishonesty. I hope that the process prompts them to purge their leadership across the board. If there is anything to salvage in this organization, I hope it discovers aims and principles that are unrecognizable from its current agenda of perpetual hysteria. But if the party actually blows up and disappears, as the Whigs did a hundred and fifty years ago, I will be content. Out of the terrible turbulence, maybe something better will be born.

Or, there’s the possibility that the dregs of a defeated Democratic Party will just go batshit crazy and use the last of its mojo to incite actual sedition. Of course, there’s also a distinct possibility that the Dems will take over congress, in which case they’ll ramp up an even more horrific three-ring-circus of political hysteria and persecution that will make the Spanish Inquisition look like a backyard barbeque. That will happen as the US enters the most punishing financial train wreck in our history, an interesting recipe for epic political upheaval.


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  1. TiredOfTheTreadmill November 2, 2018 at 9:58 am #

    You present the predicament of our times: no win political leadership. As you note the Dems have gone batshit crazy lately. The Repubs went batshit crazy post Reagan. The Dems have gone over the cliff of no return with their identity politics antics. Meanwhile, the Repus have become anti-intellectual, anti-science, snake-handling religious nuts.

    Where is the political party for intelligent, discerning adults seeking competent, intelligent political leaders? Not in America. We are too childish of a culture. My bet is this all crashes and burns before anything changes for the better. And, that better will operate on a much more diminished scale than we have today.

    • newworld November 2, 2018 at 10:13 am #

      Well since the Blank Slate Theory is the prime directive of our elite even though they themselves do not believe in it I advise you to get off your moral high horse and look into the mirror.

      And what happened last week in Pittsburgh is a direct result of all this hysteria that JHK mentions. People like Bowers are created for the purpose of this mayhem. People like that are subjected like Alex from Kubrick’s classic “Clockwork Orange” to endless amounts of negativity from the mainstream media and from the broken Nazi clowns and to plants from the establishment who bombard them with an endless stream of black pills.

      Wash it all away.

      • TiredOfTheTreadmill November 2, 2018 at 10:30 am #

        I look in the mirror daily, try to lead by example myself, own no horse, pay very little attention to the daily media buffoonery and am a fairly good observer at the big picture level. You might want to check the height of your own horse. Unclench.

        Blank Slate Theory? Say what? Just noting that most societies that collapse do little to nothing to stop the process. Often times they pour gadoline on the fire by doubling down on what doesn’t work to acheive to ideological dream. It might be different this time. Who knows, space aliens may come save us after all.

        • K-Dog November 2, 2018 at 11:44 am #

          It won’t be different. the number of people educated and level headed enough to make a difference don’t even have there own political party!

          A total collapse of the Dems I’m going to agree is a good idea. The party no longer stands for anything and needs to be replaced by one that does.

          Leading by example does not work on idiots. You have to be more direct.

          • Anon1970 November 4, 2018 at 1:44 pm #

            So what does the Republican party stand for? On the far right, there are the “Jews will not replace us” wing. Then there are the religious Evangelicals who are staunch supporters of Israel while they wait for the End of Days and their Rapture up to heaven. In the meantime, they are trying to impose their brand of Christian theology on the rest of us. Somewhere in the middle are the traditional Republicans who want to cut taxes and shrink the size of government but have no problem funding a bloated military, even it results in large budget deficits. Lastly, there are the Jewish billionaires who have done a pretty good job of using their large campaign contributions to make sure that Israel is taken care when it comes to the Federal budget and US Middle East policy.

            Both major parties are not doing a good job of taking care of the needs of average Americans, but I think that a political system dominated by one party would be even worse. One can only speculate as to what will happen when the US enters its next major recession.

        • Tate November 2, 2018 at 12:42 pm #

          “Who knows, space aliens may come save us after all.”

          They won’t be riding a blue wave, that’s fer sure.

          • Janos Skorenzy November 2, 2018 at 1:02 pm #

            Ever watch that old movie, The Monitors? Millions of English aliens appear, dressed in dark suits and bowler hats, and take over for our own good. They teach moderation in all things except virtue. Humanity struggles against them with vice and chaos, ultimately driving them out with an implosion bomb that fails. The realize it’s too early in our evolution for their message, so they just disappear back to where they came from.

          • Tate November 3, 2018 at 3:17 am #

            It sounds like an allegory although it seems odd that they would be British. But that was a long time ago, before they became vibrantly enriched, about the same time Enoch Powell delivered his inaccurately-named “rivers of blood” speech about the impending downfall.

            How prophetic he was! Now to be British is virtually akin to riding a Magical Mystery Meat Tour bus.

  2. PeteAtomic November 2, 2018 at 10:07 am #

    “Other issues like the insane system of medical racketeering and the deadly racket of the college loan industry just skate along on thin ice. And then, of course, there’s the national debt and all its grotesque outgrowths.”

    Not only racketeering, but an economy run by monopolies only chokes opportunity. For example, when the anti-trust think tank in DC, the New America Foundation, is funded Google– there is a major problem!
    nytimes.com/2017/08/30/us/politics/eric-schmidt-google-new-america.html

    “I hope that Democrats lose as many congressional and senate seats as possible. I hope that the party is shoved into an existential crisis and is forced to confront its astounding dishonesty. I hope that the process prompts them to purge their leadership across the board. If there is anything to salvage in this organization, I hope it discovers aims and principles that are unrecognizable from its current agenda of perpetual hysteria. But if the party actually blows up and disappears, as the Whigs did a hundred and fifty years ago, I will be content. ”

    I hope for these things too! The middle & working classes need a party that represents their interests– without all of the SJW claptrap & horseshit of the democrat party.

    • Walter B November 2, 2018 at 10:51 am #

      Perhaps the game is no longer played but there should have been a lesson learned by all of us who played the MB game called Monopoly – In the end, there can be only one! That is exactly what our nation has degraded into, a real life Monopoly game. The Federal government, originally tasked with the job of preventing monopolies and breaking up conglomerations that had developed into them has now been paid off to look the other way. That’s not exactly accurate for they have been outright purchased, whores that they all are.

      In the end, there can be only one!

      • chipshot November 2, 2018 at 11:03 am #

        In total agreement. Monopoly strikes me as a very basic, simplistic version of capitalism. In each case, the longer it goes on, the more concentrated wealth becomes. Trickle down economics and citizens united add fuel to the fire.

        • Tate November 2, 2018 at 12:48 pm #

          Capitalism needs controls but people like Maxine Waters aren’t the sort to enforce them on it. The lower orders of society also need controls at the street level to enforce law & order. That includes border control, which I notice our president is taking steps to ensure by sending in the troops at this very moment. After all, the first duty of the armed forces is to protect our territorial integrity.

          • Janos Skorenzy November 2, 2018 at 1:07 pm #

            Yes, it’s mind blowing and numbing what the bureaucrats have done: it’s illegal for the Army to enforce our borders. They can only “support” the border patrol who are utterly overwhelmed. How the hell did this state of affairs come to b be? It’s taken as natural, a given, that the Armed Forces only exist to invade other countries at the behest of the Globalists. But defend America? What a weird idea!

            Well Trump didn’t get the memo or ripped it up as trash – at least I hope. People used to think the tariff was a thing of the past too – Trump taught them otherwise.

      • ozone November 2, 2018 at 11:23 am #

        Walter,
        When we have greedy sociopaths writing the legislation for the “lawmakers” to codify into law, this is what we get. Let’s face it, on the national level, politicians are bought very cheaply in comparison to the returns.

        • Walter B November 2, 2018 at 11:31 am #

          I once managed the engineering department for a successful entrepreneur that purchased a number of acres of Meadowlands swamp with the assistance of a local politician that he owned. The land eventually became the home of a brand new mass transit station (miraculously). He told me that a politician is the best investment a businessman can make. They are cheap and easy to control, relatively speaking that is.

        • K-Dog November 2, 2018 at 12:35 pm #

          Scary cheap!

          • Janos Skorenzy November 2, 2018 at 1:15 pm #

            Spiro Agnew used to stuff thousand dollars bills into his breast pocket. Maybe that’s why these denominations were discontinued. Likewise perhaps, all Prods should become Catholics once we take back the Church.

      • Exscotticus November 2, 2018 at 2:33 pm #

        >>> The Federal government, originally tasked with the job of preventing monopolies and breaking up conglomerations that had developed into them has now been paid off to look the other way.

        So true. And true of both parties, and Trump as well.

        Feds LOVE monopolies. So much easier to control a few big giants than hundreds or thousands of niche players.

        Trump would pleasantly surprise me if he tried to break up Google and Amazon. But let’s get that wall done first!

      • PeteAtomic November 2, 2018 at 10:21 pm #

        “In the end, there can be only one!”

        or 2

        Amazon or Google

        • Majella November 4, 2018 at 5:03 pm #

          Nope – Googlzon will be IT…

      • Anon1970 November 4, 2018 at 12:21 pm #

        In some respects, there is way more competition than in the past. You are no longer confined to a handful of retail stock brokers to execute stock trades at high commission rates or to pay heavy loads (sales charges) to invest in mutual funds. Federal deregulation of the airline industry has made air travel much more affordable to many millions of Americans in the past 40 years. Uber has forced down the cost of using taxi like services. AirBnb has made staying in vacation rentals more affordable. Making a long distance call used to be big deal when I was a youngster. The price of a 3 minute long distance call only 120 miles away was more than twice the hourly minimum wage that was in effect where I lived.

        In some areas of commerce, government regulations have forced up prices and limited competition. Just wait until the effects of the recent increases in US steel and aluminum tariffs work their way through the system.

        On a recent trip to Toronto, the price of a package of six eggs was significantly higher than what I would for pay a dozen eggs in California, which itself imposes high costs on producers to give chickens more room to exist. Canadians are paying a high price to protect Canadian egg and dairy producers by government mandate. I don’t know whether Canadian chickens are better off than their American counterparts.

  3. PeteAtomic November 2, 2018 at 10:13 am #

    “The factory jobs all vamoosed overseas. The middle class has been pounded into penury and addiction.”

    Exactly. The implications of globalist trade “deals” which were all about making it cheaper for multinational corporations to workers.

    • PeteAtomic November 2, 2018 at 10:15 am #

      * “for multinational corporations to hire low paid workers”

    • seawolf77 November 2, 2018 at 12:09 pm #

      85% of jobs were lost to automation.

      • elysianfield November 2, 2018 at 12:22 pm #

        “85% of jobs were lost to automation.”

        Wolfie…welcome back.

        Your statement is correct if you mean by “automation” the export of jobs overseas to capitalize upon low paying workforces and friendly environmental regulations.

      • Janos Skorenzy November 2, 2018 at 1:17 pm #

        Many were also sent overseas. Why do you deny your right hand in favor of your left? No doubt your favored hand is coming to dominate now though….

        • seawolf77 November 3, 2018 at 8:25 pm #

          “If God didn’t want us to jerk off, he’d given us shorter arms.” Micky Donovan

      • chipshot November 2, 2018 at 2:35 pm #

        What’s your source for that stat?

      • PeteAtomic November 2, 2018 at 9:49 pm #

        automation is/will be continue, for sure

        I wonder what unintelligent people do when they can’t find a job in a factory. It must be rough.

        I was going to say they could pick vegetable and fruit, or roof houses– but this work has been taken by Mexicans. All the low IQ Americans must be in group homes, at this point.

    • malthuss November 2, 2018 at 2:33 pm #

      I spell that senate bill, Bill Clinton.

  4. Today is a great day. Because today, we are one day closer to the inevitable victory of socialism.

    • BackRowHeckler November 2, 2018 at 10:26 am #

      Venezuela is close to Socialism, hows it working out for Venezuelans?

      brh

        • BackRowHeckler November 2, 2018 at 10:45 am #

          Soviet Union: 30 million citizens liquidated

          Red China: 60 million citizens liquidated

          Cambodia: 5 million citizens liquidated

          Cuba: 250,000 citizens disappeared

          … etc., etc, etc.

          Venezuela: famine, disease, chaos. It only took about 15 years.

          Lil Debbie, it seems, invariably, its always mismanaged

          brh

          • Be honest with me, do you think Americans are anything like Cubans? Venezuelans? Soviets? Cambodians?

            In other words, do you have anything but these tired, recycled arguments? Use your brain.

          • Walter B November 2, 2018 at 11:12 am #

            Ever been to Miami, and have you been paying attention to who the refugees all are? Duh yeah, American IS becoming those people. Pay attention, it is all unfolding around you.

          • chipshot November 2, 2018 at 11:37 am #

            BRH: gotta learn the distinction b/t socialism and communism if you wanna have any credibility. Also, stop watching Fox.

          • Exscotticus November 2, 2018 at 11:58 am #

            >>> Be honest with me, do you think Americans are anything like Cubans? Venezuelans? Soviets? Cambodians?

            Absolutely—if only because our immigration policy ensures that an increasing number of Americans are in fact Venezuelans.

          • Tate November 2, 2018 at 12:56 pm #

            “Be honest with me, do you think Americans are anything like Cubans? Venezuelans? Soviets? Cambodians?”

            Traditional white Americans are not like those people. But America has been corrupted as has Britain. They now have a “Lord Mayor” of Sheffield, England, Majid Majid by name, who is a nike-wearing, gold-bling flinging fool.

          • Janos Skorenzy November 2, 2018 at 1:18 pm #

            Remember, Socialism is not always Communism or a way station thereto. Read Jack London, damn it. Ernest Everhard will never betray us. He’s an American National Socialist!

          • PeteAtomic November 2, 2018 at 10:01 pm #

            “Be honest with me, do you think Americans are anything like Cubans? Venezuelans? Soviets? Cambodians?
            In other words, do you have anything but these tired, recycled arguments? Use your brain.”

            Before the Soviet, they were my family. A hard working, land owning, and prosperous family. We did not own serfs.

            A famine occurred in the early 1910s, and my family helped alleviate it. We were awarded hereditary nobility by the hand of the Tsar, himself:
            en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_Saint_Vladimir

            By this award, we were doomed. When the Bolsheviks came to power, 1/2 of my family were forced into cattle cars and sent to Kazakhstan. The other half escaped over terrible conditions to Canada or the US. Much of my family is in Saskatchewan and North Dakota. My grandmother told me stories of the Soviet. They were monsters.

            Use your brain. Socialism isn’t always “good”

          • Urinthe Village November 2, 2018 at 10:20 pm #

            Debbie: What a racist you are! Americans are way smarter than Chinese, Russians, Venezuelans, etc? I think you have to pass a hypocrisy test to be a liberal.

        • JohnAZ November 2, 2018 at 10:53 am #

          Socialism is always badly managed, always. It’s basic tenets lead it to failure. It breeds mediocrity.

          If you like standing in line for toilet paper, socialism is your baby.

          • This is just repeating conservative cathechism…

          • Exscotticus November 2, 2018 at 12:15 pm #

            >>> This is just repeating conservative cathechism…

            …that is also backed up by a hundred years of history.

          • Tate November 2, 2018 at 1:02 pm #

            The countries cited as successful examples of socialism, the Scandinavian nations, would have succeeded with any system because they have consisted of a high-competency pool of people. They could have gone full-Bergeron & succeeded.

            They have succeeded in spite of, not because of, their socialist economies. Now that they’ve imported vast hordes of low-competency kebabs, it’s doubtful they will have the same level of success with them thwarting everything.

          • Janos Skorenzy November 2, 2018 at 1:21 pm #

            Yet the Post Office has done a wonderful job for over a hundred years. As Herbert Spencer said, Ugliness is an inconvenient fact that negates a cherished theory.

            Your Capitalism will put everyone on the street. You’re STILL conflating mid state Capitalism with late stage or Corporate Capitalism.

          • Exscotticus November 2, 2018 at 1:29 pm #

            >>> Your Capitalism will put everyone on the street.

            Janos, no one is suggesting selling off the sidewalks. There will always be certain things we’re willing to highly regulate and pay more for to ensure stability and immunity from market forces. But those things should be justified—the exception and not the rule!

            Why can’t I purchase health insurance that DOESN’T come with a sex change premium? Don’t need it; don’t want it.

        • CancelMyCard November 2, 2018 at 11:01 am #

          Please provide genuine examples of well-managed socialism.

        • draupnir November 2, 2018 at 12:26 pm #

          That’s what you guys always say: It was badly managed. We can do it right. We can do it better. What if the collapse of Venezuela is simply the natural history of socialism, just as what we are seeing today in the US is the natural history of capitalism. We are all so screwed. Unfortunately, the demise of socialism is particularly ugly. We probably won’t be the first up against the wall when the revolution comes, but we’ll have our turn in good time.

      • chipshot November 2, 2018 at 11:05 am #

        A comment only a Foxist (avid Fox watcher) would make.

        • CancelMyCard November 2, 2018 at 11:23 am #

          Scandinavia is an okay place to live . . . if you are unconcerned about your wives, mothers, sisters, and daughters, being raped by hordes of mid-eastern male immigrants.

          • chipshot November 2, 2018 at 11:39 am #

            Even if you’re not exaggerating the situation, it is due to immigration policies, NOT socialism.

            Another example of how Fox dumbs you down.

          • messianicdruid November 2, 2018 at 12:42 pm #

            “Even if you’re not exaggerating the situation, it is due to immigration policies, NOT socialism.”

            Socialism caused these policies. Cause – effect – cause – effect – cause ~ do you see it yet?

          • Tate November 2, 2018 at 1:08 pm #

            Socialism won’t work in combination with democracy if that society is ethnically “diverse”. It might work (poorly though) in combination with autocracy.

            See the former Soviet Union as the prime example of this in action. Walter Duranty of the esteamed New York Times told us lies for years while he knew the ugly truth.

          • Janos Skorenzy November 2, 2018 at 1:50 pm #

            Marxism lead them to that madness, being internationalist in scope. And Capitalism does similar things, being the same. National Socialism is a horse of a different color though. Why else did Capitalism and Communism unite to destroy it? And will again should It (or Fascism, its little brother) arise again.

          • Tate November 2, 2018 at 9:41 pm #

            Oh, I see you’re “talking” to me.

            Bear in mind, “capitalism” & “communism” the way you’re using the terms are abstractions. The clues to why “they” ganged up on “National Socialism” & “Fascism” is found in another abstraction you use: “internationalism.”

          • GreenAlba November 3, 2018 at 10:20 am #

            “Why else did Capitalism and Communism unite to destroy it? ”

            Let me guess. Could it have been that it killed millions of people in its own country and also got a bit lebensraum-y?

          • GreenAlba November 3, 2018 at 10:54 am #

            ‘people in its own country’ in the sense of ‘from’ its own country…

            It liked to do most of its industrial-scale murdering of its own citizens away from its own doorstep. So a bit tötensraum-y as well.

            And before you get into arguing-about-numbers mode, remember that within your own metaphysical framework, St Peter’s got a little list prepared for you that he wants to ask you about at the pearly gates and Holocaust denial’s right at the top of it. They don’t like that sort of thing ‘up there’. Neither holocausts nor denials. Too many of those ten commandments called into question. Murder, false witness, false gods… I think you’ve had it, Janos me lad, unless you repent of your ways PDQ.

          • Majella November 4, 2018 at 5:12 pm #

            What a wanker thing to say.

        • BeachBum November 3, 2018 at 8:48 pm #

          How about an avid YouTube watcher?
          youtu.be/jq3vVbdgMuQ

    • JohnAZ November 2, 2018 at 10:40 am #

      Victory of socialism = Demise of the US

      • The widening inequality, tent cities, civil unrest… socialism, in some form, will be seen widely as the solution. And it will be- to the extent that the democracy and institutions function, in regard to public welfare.

        A lot of conservatives look at socialism as a sure sign of a kind of capitulation, which it literally is. When capital no longer can lead to measurable improvements in income, security, or quality of life, redistribution is inevitable. You can pile up your sand bags and moat yourself, but the flood water will rise, and you’ll find that you are never self-sufficient.

        Maybe Marx is right and capitalism is a transitional form of political organization. Not a perfection, and not easy- getting it wrong is easier than getting it right. America rode the edge for a long time, balancing the public welfare in policy. But the foxes got in the hen house, and the bats in the belfry.

        We’ve been in failure mode my whole life, and it hasn’t been a wholesale disaster, falling from a high point and being economically and socially relatively strong. Ideally, we transition at a comfortable point. The expectation is, based on my observation, is that we’ll have to settle for doing so in a crisis, because that’s what we do.

        • Walter B November 2, 2018 at 11:24 am #

          Given the idea of America turning socialist a bit more thought Deb, perhaps you are right and that the next phase of our nation shall be exactly that, just as Tsarist Russian turned in 1917. I am hearing a lot of 30 and 40 something’s talk about our “aging population”, and not too kindly I think. Perhaps one way to deal with the rising costs of keeping we ancients around would be to ship us all of to Gulags to become assets, rather than liabilities. Reduce the surplus population as Ebenezer once said and Joe Stalin succeeded in accomplishing. Then, a hundred years later after that fails, America can collapse and do what today’s Russia is doing, though I am not exactly sure what that is. Any clues?

          • I am a total unbeliever in an America that follows pattern solutions pioneered elsewhere. History is a garbage can useful for some scrap but I think innovation is where America succeeds where others fail.

          • DMH November 2, 2018 at 1:04 pm #

            “Perhaps one way to deal with the rising costs of keeping we ancients around would be to ship us all of to Gulags…”

            Or send us on a caravan to Central America.

          • Walter B November 2, 2018 at 1:38 pm #

            Of course Deb, your Dad can beat up my Dad. If one nation invades another country and kills it’s people and steals it’s resources, that is invasion, but if America does it, it is promoting democracy. American “exceptionalism” supersedes all other rules of mankind, I forgot.

          • Walter B November 2, 2018 at 1:39 pm #

            Look at the bright side DMH, perhaps once all of the losers leave, Central America may be a good place to move to!

        • JohnAZ November 2, 2018 at 11:43 am #

          Ancient Rome, we are comparing ourselves with them. And rightfully so.

          You may be right. Socialism may be a failure of capitalistic ability to trickle down (to borrow an old term) capital to the hungry entrepenural folks. When the income inequality prevent competition between the income classes, capitalism fails, because hope fails.

          The problem though is that socialism is a failure of a society to have a legitimate economy. The advent of socialism signifies the steepening of the cliff that society is falling down. Socialism is the final stage before dissolution.

          The Romans went from Republic, ( capitalistic individuality), to Empire, (definitely socialism) to dissolution.

          Maybe this is just human nature and evolution.

          One more point, Trump’s rise is this society trying to reverse the trend toward socialism. A fruitless exercise, as I think this election is going to show.

          • In 2008, there was a period where capitalism was perceived to be illegitimate. If it doesn’t deliver in the sense that the economy works for us, it is open to criticism.

            The current market cycle does in some sense repress that criticism. But my perception is that, under a strict regime of free-market capitalism, people end up working for the prerogatives of the economy, not the other way around. If that ends up benefiting people, broadly enough, then the status quo prevails. But if it doesn’t deliver…. people wondering what the economy is doing for them, or they perceive the economy is undermining them- then the legitimacy question comes into play. The libertarian criticism is a solution of more capitalism, but I don’t see that working out for the broadest base of the population. I think people sense the moral imperatives shifting. They are using their old American capitalist stand-by, selfishness. “Whats in it for me?” they wonder. Give them enough reasons to ask the question and they will manifest that self-interest.

            Marx’s theories came about due to technological chane driving structural changes in the economy, toward mass industrialization. Today, we are on the cusp of a robotic manufacturing and service revolution that will change people’s relations to the economy in fundamental ways. We’re transitioning from a late industrial economy to fully automated post-labor economy. The jobs of the near future will be done by robots. Unless something massive comes along to change this dynamic, humans are going to be shifted to being helpmates and babysitters of these robots, and eventually cut loose altogether as soon as we make robots that make robots. This is happening right now.

            A venezuelan/luddite approach (the wrong kind of approach) might be to smash the robots before they take all the jobs, but that ain’t happening either. Another way is just emptying the real capital (energy) from the tank before we achieve the escape velocity of total robotization- we end up in the ditch. I suspect there will be lots of hemming and hawing over various moral hazards on they way to the endgame, but eventually I think it will turn out to be much ado about nothing and ultimately just seen as the inevitable practical solution to a trend that is not going to stop.

        • JohnAZ November 2, 2018 at 11:58 am #

          One other short comment

          Socialism breeds inequality, tent cities, civil unrest, disease, homelessness, it is an accelerating factor as we now witness the socialistic failure of California.

          The first socialistic failure was the Great Depression, as it took WW2 to break the downslide.

          Is war the only solution? Capitalism is by its nature competitive and self destructive as a consequence.

          • draupnir November 2, 2018 at 12:48 pm #

            On the whole, I’d sooner see war than Socialism.

          • Political history could be seen as a collection of failures just like the prototypes the Wright brothers flew. Inventing something new, testing, revising upward… these processes are valid and as long as we are following them I don’t see any reason to be fearful. I am as sentimental about capitalism as anyone, just as I am sentimental about high school, but I don’t see it as epitome of perfection, but an intermediate step.

            The old saw that you can’t have open borders and a welfare state is going to turn into, you can’t have robots and a non-welfare state.

          • malthuss November 2, 2018 at 4:00 pm #

            Id see homeless as a result of immigration.
            The population doubled, or close to that, since 1965.
            Supply and demand.

        • draupnir November 2, 2018 at 12:45 pm #

          That kind of capitulation seems to lead in turn to cannibalism. The Venezuelans can no longer feed themselves. They’re eating dogs and rats now, like a medieval walled city under siege. If we turn to socialism in a time of trial that’s only trading in the devil you know for the devil you hate. I’d much prefer seeing the country break up into smaller regional countries encompassing maybe 5 states and let us take care of ourselves without the ghastly nanny government you want to impose.

          • I’m not going to lay out a comprehensive answer why America would not recreate Venezuelan socialism, but suffice it to say your fears are unfounded. Its not an apples to apples comparison. Under the socialism I envision, actually, not much changes except the services cover everyone, and the social programs become solvent. They are mere adjustments to programs that are already in place.

            Take single payer, for example. This collapses a bureaucracy that few deny is wasteful and redundant. Social security and medicaid, workers camp, food stamps, and the rest could all be rolled into a UBI. On the balance, the gains outweigh existing costs.

            Imagine: Successful socialism. It doesn’t even obviate capitalism. It doesn’t require state-run enterprises. In fact, should probably not.

          • Tate November 2, 2018 at 2:08 pm #

            “Under the socialism I envision, actually, not much changes except the services cover everyone, and the social programs become solvent.”

            So the social programs become solvent just because you say so? That’s your plan? Wow, why didn’t anyone think of this before?!

          • draupnir November 2, 2018 at 4:54 pm #

            Oh, really? Who’s going to pay for all of this, Debbie? Mathematics, at least, doesn’t lie like a socialist. We are bankrupt now. I really don’t believe that we are going to be able to swing another iteration of the US as the workers’ paradise you envision.

      • chipshot November 2, 2018 at 11:06 am #

        Another Foxist.

        • chipshot November 2, 2018 at 11:08 am #

          JohnAZ, that is.

          • JohnAZ November 2, 2018 at 11:44 am #

            Yep!

      • seawolf77 November 2, 2018 at 12:40 pm #

        That is a non-sequitur.

      • BuckP November 2, 2018 at 12:55 pm #

        The US has always been socialistic. Not for the people but more so for the big banks and multinational corporations. Heaven forbid that every American gets access to affordable healthcare. Aren’t the police, fire department, water treatment, sewer, roads, bridges, national parks, public schools part of the socail fabric? A country that spends $800 billion on defense = demise of America.
        BTW, those corporations feeding at the public trough do business with both sides during times of war. All those trucks, cannons and aniti-aorcraft guns used by North Vietnam to kill Americans were made in Russian factories utilizing manufacturing processes and equipment supplied by US corporations.

        • Majella November 4, 2018 at 8:48 pm #

          Read “Free Lunch” by David Cay Johnston. Corporate Welfare is the main game in Washington.

      • Janos Skorenzy November 2, 2018 at 1:55 pm #

        Yes. And victory of capitalism equals the same. The only thing that keeps us on the road is a balance of the two, with neither winning. Or do you think that one can only drive off the road on the left hand side?

        But obviously we can never attain a higher society with such a constant struggle for supremacy between two flawed systems. National Socialism is the Third and Higher Way. The Third and Lower way is to drive off the road and be taken over by a Dictator or Gang of Oligarchs. That’s coming in any case – even if we don’t drive off the road. That’s where they’re taking us, where this road leads to.

        I want a Lawfully elected Dictator. You want a Tyrant even if you don’t think you do. That’s the diff. As the Imitation of Christ says, Men say they want peace but don’t love the things that make for peace.

        • PeteAtomic November 2, 2018 at 11:20 pm #

          terrible idea

          liberty for the individual bud, not authority over the collective.

          btw, you wouldn’t be the ‘elite’ of the authority. The #realnazi may show up and give their blood authority from South America (or wherever)

          • Janos Skorenzy November 3, 2018 at 2:21 pm #

            So Freedom is enough in and of itself? It doesn’t depend on what people DO with their freedom? The choices they make? Oh Pete….

  5. EvelynV November 2, 2018 at 10:18 am #

    The first part of your essay was good (for a change) but wishing for full republican take-over is you being impatient for the Long Emergency to arrive in full force.

    With all the problems you’ve harped on for years and about to come into full bloom now regardless who is in charge, why would anyone in their right mind want Trump and Mitch McConnell to be the one’s at the helm?

    Democrats might be rotten-ish at the head but repubs are rotten to the core.

    • hmuller November 2, 2018 at 10:52 am #

      Maxine Waters for President in 2020! Why? Because it’s what Democrats deserve.

    • JohnAZ November 2, 2018 at 10:57 am #

      Democrats are going to take your money away from you and hand it to a bunch of globalist bastards that want the US to just fade away. I hope you like giving your increased taxes to pay for settling the Latinos et al.

      • chipshot November 2, 2018 at 11:15 am #

        Foxist alert!

        • JohnAZ November 2, 2018 at 11:29 am #

          Yep, I cannot stand the Leftist bull served up on all of the other stations.

          • Walter B November 2, 2018 at 12:37 pm #

            I cannot stand any media myself, but Judge Napolitano was or is if he is still there, a bright and shining star. My Township attorney came before Judge Napolitano a number of times while he sat on the bench in Hudson County and personally assures me that the Judge is as good, honest and decent a man and a judge as he appears on television. I check him out on You Tube myself.

          • Janos Skorenzy November 2, 2018 at 5:03 pm #

            Good to know. The real world is often very different from the projected image than the image projected on the screen.

            Napolitano said that Kavanaugh is Deep Swamp. He should have pick Napolitano instead.

    • chipshot November 2, 2018 at 11:14 am #

      Correct, EvelynV. I hope the DNC implodes, but only after or along w total destruction of the GOP.

      • capt spaulding November 2, 2018 at 11:30 am #

        You said it, chipshot. My hopes exactly.

  6. PeteAtomic November 2, 2018 at 10:18 am #

    “Of course, there’s also a distinct possibility that the Dems will take over congress, in which case they’ll ramp up an even more horrific three-ring-circus of political hysteria and persecution that will make the Spanish Inquisition look like a backyard barbeque. ”

    If the dems take Congress, they’ll launch dozens of investigations about Trump, clamor for wars, bitch about why the US isn’t involved in multiple globalist trade agreements, and generally act as mouthpieces for their multinational corporate masters. That’s what they’ll do.

    • JohnAZ November 2, 2018 at 10:44 am #

      And luckily, Trump or Pence will veto every stupid thing the Dems do.

      Think about it, folks, Maxine Waters, as chairman of the finance committee, telling the Wall Street crowd she is going to pay them back.

      America, if you vote in a Democratic House, you deserve the End Times that will result.

      If so, welcome to Amerika.

      • capt spaulding November 2, 2018 at 11:39 am #

        Like the Republicans have the answer. They had it all under GWBush’s administration, and where did that get us? I guess they didn’t deregulate enough, and give enough money back to the corporations and billionaires huh? Face it, if those policies worked, eight years of Bush & the boys would have made this country more prosperous than ever. Instead, what happened? We came very close to going in the tank, but don’t let the facts stop you from pimping the Republican line. And for the record, I don’t like the Democrats either.

        • JohnAZ November 2, 2018 at 12:11 pm #

          Bush hates Trump, Kasich hates Trump, RINOs hate Trump. Why? Trump is not GOP.

        • Exscotticus November 2, 2018 at 12:21 pm #

          >>> Like the Republicans have the answer.

          They don’t for sure. Heck they had YEARS to come up with an alternative to Obamacare. Where is it?

          But Trumpublicans are a different matter. Under Trump, the GOP is undergoing a transformation. Compare that to 8 years of Obama in which the Dems didn’t change at all.

          The Trumpublican position on immigration and trade is the first genuine alternative to the status quo in 40+ years.

          • capt spaulding November 2, 2018 at 12:30 pm #

            I agree on the subject of immigration, we have enough people here, but on economic matters, I don’t. Deregulation, and giving tax money back to billionaires doesn’t help the economy or the blue collar workers. As far as the trade negotiations for me, it’s a wait and see. I guess time will tell whether we chose wisely or not.

          • seawolf77 November 2, 2018 at 12:42 pm #

            There is only one solution to health care: Medicare for all.

          • Exscotticus November 2, 2018 at 12:46 pm #

            >>> There is only one solution to health care: Medicare for all.

            I say we try capitalism first—just to see if it works for health care as well as it works for, oh, everything else.

          • messianicdruid November 2, 2018 at 12:48 pm #

            BAM!

          • draupnir November 2, 2018 at 12:55 pm #

            Capt Spaulding:
            I have all of my mother’s scratch cake recipes from 65 years ago. I would love use them to make cupcakes to sell in the skyways downtown, but I can’t because of all of those regulations.

          • Janos Skorenzy November 2, 2018 at 5:38 pm #

            Like everything else? You mean like the media? Pharmaceuticals – also called Big Pharma? IT Tech Companies?

            Can you say MONOPOLY boys and girls? Capitalism needs a strong Fascist Hand to make it work. The Invisible Hand of Capitalism is often an illusion, or just a race to the bottom, but the true believers won’t stop jacking off with it.

            In my town in one historical neighborhood, one development group was tearing down old houses while advertising about the chance to live in a historical neighborhood. Capitalists tend to be Swine because Capitalism is a Philosophy of Swines. I admit there are exceptions but not enough. And how can these few compete in the Swine Pit with those bred and reared to compete for Profit at any cost?

            The Iowa farm that employed the beast who killed Molly had him fill out the wrong form. Accident? But even if they are good and wanted to play clean, how could they compete with those who didn’t? Only a strong referee could keep the game fair and our farmlands safe.

          • Exscotticus November 2, 2018 at 7:22 pm #

            Janos I didn’t say our implementation of capitalism is perfect, and I advocate breaking up monopolies. We should have broken up the too-big-to-fail banks. Another example of Obama’s failed leadership.

            But while you point out Big Pharma and other examples of monopolies, keep in mind that they are producing life saving drugs. Where would these drugs come from without capitalism to generate the capital to finance pharmaceuticals?

            To put this another way, please list all the pharmaceuticals that Venezuela has produced with their socialist system…?

          • capt spaulding November 2, 2018 at 8:55 pm #

            Do what everybody else does, and buy yourself a congressman to deregulate those pesky rules.

          • Janos Skorenzy November 3, 2018 at 2:19 pm #

            Ex: So Detroit fell because of its Socialism? Strange because other big Midwestern Cities did not and continue to thrive, more or less. Could it be demographics? One being mostly Black and others, like Pittsburgh being mostly White, you know, the People who created America in the first place?

            And Blacks never come up with any pharmaceuticals either. The Venezuelans are largely blended in with Indio genes. They aint gonna do much in the way of Science at this point.

      • PeteAtomic November 2, 2018 at 10:35 pm #

        They will hate Russia, and Russian people. The normal Russian will give you his last scrap of bread. They are generous, loving people.

  7. BackRowHeckler November 2, 2018 at 10:21 am #

    Indeed, Jim, It looks like the Dems will retake the House of Representatives despite everything you mention; then it will be two solid years of Tribubal del Santo Ofacio, with Congressman Adam Schiff D Cal sitting in as Tomas de Torqumadas, and Distinguished Congresswoman Maxine Waters conducting non stop auto-de-cafe’s with hapless Republican staffers on the docket, with CNN and MSNBC eagerly lapping it all up. It will be a spectacle alright, maybe the final spectacle before it all goes down the tubes.

    brh

    • PeteAtomic November 2, 2018 at 10:26 am #

      well maybe one unintended consequence of that BRH are a lot of people getting away from that bullshit and getting outside more and away from their electronic devices….

    • pequiste November 2, 2018 at 10:34 am #

      I think you are onto something BRH:

      youtube.com/watch?v=NUMkcBctE7c

      Mel Brooks absolutely needs to make a musical about this political situation here in the good ol’ U.S.S.A.

    • JohnAZ November 2, 2018 at 10:50 am #

      Yeah, just think about the list of clowns that have been corrupting our DOJ, holding up everything, mucking up the immigration situation, running the country.

      Want proof of the browning of America. Think about a mayor of Tallahasee, Fla that is mismanaged that town, corrupted it and himself and can still lead a very solid legislator by seven points.

      This country is bat shit!

      • Tate November 2, 2018 at 2:02 pm #

        Well, Florida has been saturated by new arrivals from Puerto Rico since the hurricane so that explains a lot of that support.

    • malthuss November 2, 2018 at 4:06 pm #

      I found this and thought of the Nut[meg] state,

      It’s an issue that’s got to once and for all get fixed,” said Courtney, a democrat whose district in eastern connecticut includes the academy’s new london campus. “what i think is good about the ig’s office is they give perspective in terms of solutions. that would be welcome.”

      One of the nation’s smallest service academies, the coast guard academy is overseen by homeland security, unlike others such as the u.s. military academy and the naval academy, which are run by the defense department. it enrolls over 1,000 cadets, who attend the school tuition-free and graduate as officers with a bachelor of science degree and a requirement to spend five years in the service.

      like many other predominantly white institutions, it has struggled with diversity. this spring, it graduated its most diverse class ever, including 18 african-americans in a class of 209 (8.6 percent), though last year it had only four black graduates in a class of 195 (2 percent).

  8. PeteAtomic November 2, 2018 at 10:24 am #

    My tomato has spoiled and I’ve gotta cut 3/4ths of it out to eat it, but YOUR tomato is totally rotten…

    –sez democratz

  9. Walter B November 2, 2018 at 10:32 am #

    Superb James, superb, although those who lack a enough ability to discern the fact that you are seriously disappointed with the democratic party and beg for it to wake up, right itself and pick back up the banner of those it once fought to protect will accuse you of be a Trumpist, or worse. Your description of the republicans as the Ebenezer Moneybags party was another gem, accurate to the core, well penned. If Hilary would only retire instead of retard, perhaps some able bodied and sound minded individual might take over the reigns and bring them back from the pit. We should not hold our breaths waiting for that to happen.

    Myself, I avoid all of the pre-game speculation, as I used to do while watching the Superbowl. Screw the speculation, turn on the tube in time for the kickoff and see what happens then. The talking heads maybe entertaining for some, but for me it is just too much bullshit to stomach. The election of 2016 should have driven that point far enough up their collective bung holes to have popped out of their nose holes, but I suppose that entertainment takes many ugly formsl.

    No matter what happens on Tuesday night I would think that January 2019 will simply bring more of the same old same old – more for them at our expense. Did they not “impeach” Billy Bob Clinton? Did he not ride US(A) into the ground anyway? Yup, more of the same old same old, just all of us growing a little bit older and a lot more frustrated.

  10. wm5135 November 2, 2018 at 10:32 am #

    The Republican Party has, at least, sobered up some…….Like a drunk out of rehab,…..

    Aspirational, let us rally around and place our hopes in and leave the future of our nation in these hands.

    Well, at least they are “attempting to get a life.”

  11. teddyboy46 November 2, 2018 at 10:34 am #

    I am trapped between a rock and a hard place . The Dem in my district is replacing Louise Slaughter who died in office. He started out in county politics worked his way up to state level and now is ready to take the next step to the House of Representatives he has been endorsed by my union which made a large donation to his campaign . But I know once he reaches Washington he will become part of the Problem not the Solution.

    The Republican is a Medical Doctor that thinks he has the Grand Plan but is just looking to get on the Gravy Train and Fatten his Wallet and his Ego .

    I have considered just not voting and I would , But He has been endorsed by my union so there a good chance he will protect Social Security and my Pension . Which of course makes me a Hypocrite because I do not like bought and paid for Politicians.

    Like JHK I would like to see the Dems lose as many seats as possible to stop the madness. It will be interesting to see how this goes.

    • JohnAZ November 2, 2018 at 12:15 pm #

      DC is a rotten corrupt place. Vote against the one who is not interested in you , just going to D.C.

      Politicians are rotten people, it is in their nature.

    • malthuss November 2, 2018 at 2:54 pm #

      The aptly named Ms ‘Slaughter’–she defended legal infanticide.

      In the 1990s, while Prez Clinton lied about such, I knew the democrat party was demonic.
      It is apt that ‘they’ bood God [term] when the word came thru the PA.

  12. Union endorse candidates, have been since, well, before I can remember. It didn’t stop the inexorable weakening of collective bargaining.

    That’s okay though. Sooner or later we’ll all be poor, and then it will look like a good idea again.

  13. akmofo November 2, 2018 at 10:52 am #

    The Democratic Party has also became the party of fevered Commie/Jihadistani antisemites who receives their propaganda memes from the Vatican via the Kremlin/Langley and their subcontractors in the media.

  14. Exscotticus November 2, 2018 at 10:54 am #

    Excellent commentary, JHK.

    It’s amazing that after their resounding defeat in 2016, Dems changed NOTHING—not even their leadership. They’ve doubled down on everything that made them lose across the board.

    While Dems largely remain the same, the MSM has lost all semblance of neutrality and objectivity. Trump is responsible for a psycho attacking a Synagogue? Seriously? It’s like the janets have truly taken over the newsrooms. And that’s not a victory, as it simply reaffirms Trump’s fake news narrative. Liberals shot themselves in the foot, as the MSM used to be a reliable cudgel against those who failed to adopt increasingly liberal positions. And now there’s at least 60 million Americans who have acquired Fake News Immunity. We’re more likely to believe the opposite of whatever political narrative the MSM is pushing.

    • K-Dog November 2, 2018 at 12:46 pm #

      Hubris makes human poop smell bad! You have it right.

    • SoftStarLight November 2, 2018 at 2:02 pm #

      Yep, anytime the MSM talks I roll my eyes and shut it down lol.

      • Exscotticus November 2, 2018 at 5:12 pm #

        Watch information transform into its opposite…!

        “I condemn totally neo-Nazis” → Trump Derangement Syndrome → Fake News MSM → “Neo-Nazis are fine people”

    • Janos Skorenzy November 2, 2018 at 5:40 pm #

      Barbara Streisand blames Trump for making her fat. She needs to eat comfort food because of his policies.

      • Exscotticus November 2, 2018 at 6:10 pm #

        So can I blame Barbara Streisand for making me blind when I look at her?

        • SoftStarLight November 3, 2018 at 11:53 am #

          LOL you guys make me laugh alot – I like it :-).

        • seawolf77 November 3, 2018 at 8:13 pm #

          Her nose gives men penis envy.

  15. Ol' Scratch November 2, 2018 at 10:56 am #

    Great analysis, Jim! Now that the Dems are in free fall, the GOP is forced to redefine itself against something tangible for a change, while the Dems remain hard pressed to define themselves at all. Trump has so far done what no politician in recent memory has been able to do: upset, if not totally destroy, the corrupt political duopoly in this country. Is it a long term solution? Perhaps not, but it’ll do for now, at least until something better comes along.

    • K-Dog November 2, 2018 at 12:51 pm #

      Ok, but it is a stretch to give the golden one credit for all this. Trump is just another luckymeister brick in the wall who was as surprised as everyone else was when he won the crazytrain lottery. You are assigning Trump genius when actually the swift action of organized republican buzzards swooping in for the meaty scraps of chaos is a better explanation for what has happened.

      • Exscotticus November 2, 2018 at 1:15 pm #

        >>> Trump is just another luckymeister brick in the wall

        Walls certainly seem to be Trump’s theme. At least I hope so!

    • SoftStarLight November 2, 2018 at 2:01 pm #

      I hope you will come up with a great little tale about him breaking up the oligarchs kinda like the one you did for Halloween ;-). That one gave me nightmares lol.

  16. BuckP November 2, 2018 at 11:05 am #

    The Dems and Repubs are one and the same. They are both under the umbrella of the War Party or the Wall Street Party, either will do. All other issues are a distraction.
    The Dems say Trump is insane, incompetent, a facsist war-monger on whom the 25th Ammendent should be encated to oust; however, they gave the present Commander and Chief an $800 billion defense budget which was $80 billion more than was asked for.
    As the Repubs strive to allow insurance companies to deny coverage because of pre-existing conditions and the Dems push expensive ACA plans, not one peep out of them in support of the public option. Neither party cares about us, they just want our vote.

    • Individual insurance is a shaky racket, making enough money to be profitable- for now. Eventually though, our problems will require collective insurance.

      • messianicdruid November 2, 2018 at 1:02 pm #

        The whole idea of insuring the health of people who are omnivorous, are vaccinated and “treated” with poisons and hardly move if they don’t absolutely have to, is a promise foolishly believed.

        • I’m not aware of any municipality that isn’t legally obligated to send an ambulance when someone calls 911; or any hospital which isn’t legally obligated to provide health care services.

          Society pays every time. A doctor cannot even think of not treating someone come in the front door. These are public services that can’t be dismantled easily. Go tell people the ambulance won’t come when you call 911 and you’ll find yourself out of political power pretty quick.

      • Tate November 2, 2018 at 1:57 pm #

        Insurance is “collective” by definition. If you mean a single-payer govt run system, just be prepared for the budgetarily necessary Denial-of-Service letters near “end-of-life” (whatever that means).

        • BuckP November 2, 2018 at 2:40 pm #

          $600 insulin, $1000 epipens = predatory capitalism at it’s finest
          My father-in-law and mom recently died of lung cancer, but I don’t recall any “denial of service” letters from Medicare.
          I love how both parties tubed Bernie’s Senate resilution allowing Americans to save money by buying their medicine from Canada online or through mail-order. Dem Cory Booker voted no because he was concerned about the safety ofCanadian drugs even though they have a longer life span. He didn’t mention; however, that he was on Big Pharma’s dole. Some Repubs voted for the resolution, specifically, Cruz, Lee, Rand Paul and John McCain and others so they deserve credit.

          • Tate November 2, 2018 at 3:11 pm #

            The denial of service letters come later when everyone is on medicare/medicaid. But only after a belt-tightening mania.

          • BuckP November 2, 2018 at 3:37 pm #

            Isn’t an inability to buy health insurance due to a pre-existing condition, a ” denial of service” near “end of life” letter?

          • Tate November 2, 2018 at 4:29 pm #

            No, that’s a denial of insurance. You can’t be denied service until you’re actually covered. If everyone becomes covered, then there can be no denial of insurance, but that doesn’t mean they can’t deny you service. It will be in the fine print. Everyone will be happy until they find out they’ve been denied service due to the fine print. The fine print will be there in response to the belt-tightening.

          • BuckP November 2, 2018 at 5:08 pm #

            It’s a good life, just don’t weaken. When that drunk driver T-bones you at 80 mph after running a stop sign or you incur some horrid, incurable disease that surfaced after being submerged in your genetic code no matter how healthy your previos lifestyle was, you will find you are truly alone in the oligarchal jungle called America. You are a consumer and don’t forget it, otherwise you’re of no value to the system.

          • Tate November 2, 2018 at 6:10 pm #

            You really are a whiner, aren’t you?

            You’ll still be covered in that T-boner. But instead of morphine, you might be asked to watch old ‘Deep Thoughts’ with Jack Handey videos. If you whine enough, they might give you a rawhide chew to bite down on.

          • BuckP November 2, 2018 at 8:17 pm #

            Nah, I ain’t whining pal! I have great health insurance and a great life. As a senior citizen, I run and swim everyday here in the beautiful Vegas sunshine. If I thought whining could affect change, I would whine til the cows came home. I’m in favor of the public option because healthcare in the USA is now an expensive, inefficient racket where many millions of people will soon be uncovered. It’s about time America gave up the jungle and became civilized.

          • Tate November 2, 2018 at 9:07 pm #

            We couldn’t have a worse system than the one we have, so it’s probably the only way forward.

          • Tate November 3, 2018 at 5:28 pm #

            This is what I wanted to say yesterday, but I just get weary of this argument. It’s what I alluded to with the “fine print” reference.

            From the American Spectator, Nov 3 2018:

            “Three Cheers for the Auto Club and Other Service Health Providers by Dov Fischer

            4. The Sickness of Medicare for All

            There never has been an entitlement like Government healthcare for all. We hear that it will cost $32 trillion, but half the country does not understand what that means. They truly do not understand that the money needs to come from somewhere. If it comes from the taxpayers, that will mean higher taxes, which will lead to business retrenchment, loss of jobs, reduced wages — back to Obama and Jimmy Carter. Half of our country just do not grasp that bad economic public policy leads to their misery. They get fired during a corporate downsizing and do not grasp the cause-and-effect, just as they do not grasp that the Trump tax cuts not only save them taxes and gave them a quick $1,000 or $2,000 “crumbs” bonus but also led their company to earn more money throughout the year, resulting in end-of-year pay hikes for the first time since pre-Obama.

            Government healthcare will not exactly bankrupt America. The Government will just print more paper money, increase taxes, and sell more debt to China, Japan, and Saudi Arabia. At first it will seem nice — no co-pay for the doctor, no deductible, no insurance premium. Healthcare for everybody! And it costs nothing! Only with the passage of time will people find screwy things unfolding. Prices on everything at the store will skyrocket as the dollar loses value in the face of inflationary pressures. Salaries will not rise on par with price increases, so buying power flattens. Tax rates will rise. Companies will retrench. Jobs will be cut. People will lose work. Some newly unemployed younger people, idle all day, will turn to crime. It spirals.

            Meanwhile, medically, doctors’ offices will be overwhelmed as more patients schedule more visits because they are not charged. It’s all free; it all costs nothing. Lines inexorably will get longer. Appointments will take longer to schedule. Surgeries will take longer to schedule. The Government will save money by refusing to cover certain medical procedures, certain diagnoses, certain medicines. Seniors who paid all their lives for good Medicare at retirement and extra for Medicare B will find that, at certain ages, certain treatments will be denied them because the Government has to save again, to cut costs. And if cuts must be made, the seniors already have had their 70 or 75 years, while the new Illegals and their birthright-citizenship children need to be cared for as they burden the system financially.

            The problems we read and hear about the V.A. healthcare — which, after all, is Government-provided healthcare — will spread to all healthcare. The Obamas won’t mind. The Bernie Sanderses won’t mind. The Left Democrat billionaires of Silicon Valley, Hollywood, and the entertainment industry won’t mind. They will find private doctors and will have the money to pay for the best private care, whatever the cost. But for the average American, all the sweet-sounding talk about “health care for all” will prove a hoax. And the only place you will be able to meet a decent doctor may end up being when the best ones leave the profession, fed up and tired, and instead welcome you at their new jobs at the private mailbox store or the Auto Club.

    • chipshot November 2, 2018 at 11:31 am #

      Thanks for bringing some accuracy and truth to the discussion, BuckP.
      Your first 3 sentences say it all. Sad how most people aren’t grasping that. But then, msm doesn’t want people to.

      Guessing someone as enlightened as yourself is a fan of Jimmy Dore?

      • BuckP November 2, 2018 at 12:59 pm #

        Jimmy Dore is the man!!

        • chipshot November 2, 2018 at 2:31 pm #

          A challenge to all the Foxists out there–watch a few Jimmy Dore vids (youtube) and point out how/where he is wrong.

          As incentive, know that the majority of his criticism is directed at
          democrats (including Schumer, Pelosi, Obama, the Clintons, DWS, and the DNC).

          Bottom line is the biggest adversary of over 80% of the people is the ruling elite, the .1%, and the major corporations. NOT dems or repubs.

          • SpeedyBB November 4, 2018 at 10:52 am #

            It may have been Dr. Lustig or Dr. Greger – one of those very engaging YouTube lectures on food and health – who went into detail about how a certain convention of coronary specialists held in the Southeast was to be sponsored by – get ready for it – a cattlemen’s association.

            When there is such a disconnect between lifestyle and medication then the question naturally arises as to providing support to a healthcare system that dissociates itself with titanic irresponsibility from connecting food with health.

            The corruption inherent in the system cannot be ignored as well. Just like Big Pharma swaying medical reportage, Big Food does its damnedest to deflect information about the dangers of ingesting ‘our daily poisons’. With money, natch.

            I think it was Dr. Lustig who joked that when he had to disinfect a kitchen where raw chicken had been prepared it was a task on the scale of sterilizing a biohazards lab.

    • Exscotticus November 2, 2018 at 11:56 am #

      >>> The Dems and Repubs are one and the same.

      Right. And the earth and the moon are one and the same because they’re both round…

    • seawolf77 November 2, 2018 at 12:57 pm #

      It’s an illusion of choice, made all the more real by the spectacle of conventions and rallies.

    • JustSaying November 2, 2018 at 1:06 pm #

      realclearpolitics.com/articles/2018/10/18/five_tribes_of_american_voters_138390.html

      I know a lot of people who do not fit into any of these tribes.

      • Exscotticus November 2, 2018 at 1:24 pm #

        There’s obviously no way two parties can represent the entire ideological spectrum. But we can’t have more than two parties; our system isn’t designed for it. So unless we want to switch to a Parliamentary democracy then it is what it is. Personally, I like voting for the leader—even if it is via the EC. Much better than some Frankenstein coalition government deciding on the PM.

  17. jean.baptiste.moquelin November 2, 2018 at 11:18 am #

    Democrats may well split. The mainstream wing, let’s call it the Clinton wing, Wall-Street-friendly, trade-deal-signing, bomb-the-Middle-East wing is in trouble – and IMHO deservedly so. It risks a take over by a more radical wing on the upswing – the litterally-a-communist, campus activist SJW yadda-yadda wing. I’m not sure it is progress.

    But the republicans are not in a much better position. It just got taken over by the Trump populist faction. I am actually sympathetic to some of the ideas that propelled it to the White House – defense of the working class, enforcement of immigration laws, criticism of Middle East military involvement. But there are also a bunch of paranoid, know-nothing yahoos in there. Will the “traditional” trade-deal-signing, bomb-the-Middle-East neocons wing regain control of the republicans? Dunno. For all of Trump anti-establishment drain-the-swamp talk, Trump has picked certified-neocon-loon John Bolton as national security advisor, and Goldman-Sachs alumni Steven Mnuchin as secretary of the treasury.

    Where is a white, heteronormative, pro-free-market-yet-wary-of-unbriddled-globalisation, military-intervention-rejecting college graduate supposed to find a political home these days?

    • CancelMyCard November 2, 2018 at 11:34 am #

      That home does not exist anymore.

      The homestead has been razed, and replaced by a 144-unit suburban development, replete with acres of asphalt, tennis courts, and a 9-hole golf course.

    • volodya November 2, 2018 at 12:16 pm #

      Where is a white, heteronormative, pro-free-market-yet-wary-of-unbriddled-globalisation, military-intervention-rejecting college graduate supposed to find a political home these days? – JBM

      That’s a great question. The answer doesn’t yet exist, but, as sure as we sit here, there are things coming together in the boonies, places that the preening, bi-coastal clerisy disdains.

      As Kunstler would say, present day dispositions with respect to production and international trade and energy are unsustainable and thus constitute arrangements without a future. Maybe we ought to be casting our gaze a bit further afield and start thinking about what replaces them.

      I think that the Archdruid is onto something, that there will be new centers of culture and civilization replacing ours. His take is that one will take shape in the Volga River basin, another in the Great Lakes area and Ohio River basin. Not a bad prediction as civilizations generally form around water sources.

      A “political home”, as you put it, may have as its raison d’etre thinking through some of the coming dilemmas. It’s obvious that neither of the political parties in existence are remotely up to the task.

      • malthuss November 2, 2018 at 3:11 pm #

        I think that the Archdruid is onto something, that there will be new centers of culture and civilization replacing ours.

        Like La Raza? I think Lord Janos has noted Archie is for immigration and illegals, If I recall.

        • volodya November 2, 2018 at 3:16 pm #

          I think AD is against. At least that’s my own read of him. He’s written about the deleterious effects of open borders on the living conditions of the American worker.

        • Tate November 2, 2018 at 3:20 pm #

          Maybe he’s just observing the probable outcome, not advocating. Lots of people can’t make a distinction.

          • Janos Skorenzy November 2, 2018 at 5:51 pm #

            He once mused he wished he could live to see the East Asian/Hispanic Civilization that would arise on the West Coast. I axed him about his loyalty and why he chose to get into Druidical Renaissance, since the Druids were not only Patriots for their People, but White people no less. I mean why didn’t he get into Masonry and/or Ceremonial Magic instead since these don’t involve blood and soil (well maybe blood in another and darker sense…). He didn’t answer but he did delete my post and ban me.

            The punk had no answer but he did have the sense to get away from the Hispanic invasion.

          • Tate November 2, 2018 at 6:19 pm #

            I never liked his “amusement” over this & that. People who say they find “endless amusement” over this thing & that thing annoy me. Like they’re above everybody else. One thing I like about Kunstler is he never says he’s “amused” about anything but he must be amused by a lot of these comments. Maybe that’s his form of weekend entertainment.

  18. JohnAZ November 2, 2018 at 11:22 am #

    Everyone keeps saying that the alternative to these idiotic, crazy Democratic zealots is an equally bad GOP. This is bull!

    Trump is not a GOPer. He is conservative but he has worse enemies in the GOP than in the Democrats.

    Trump is new, his success will destroy both parties and create new ones.

    The old parties were based on the conflict between workers and business. When the idiotic trade dealers in the nineties allowed the manufacturing industry to move overseas, the difference between the parties disappeared, indeed their reason for existence disappeared. We have been dealing with two non-functional institutions since then.

    Trump’s ascent is a signal that both parties are shot. He has already created the new GOP aimed at the destruction of the Deep State. Remember please that the Deep State is comprised of big pieces of both old parties.

    The old Dems have lost their raison d’être, they have no program at all, just rehashing the same old hash and hating Trump, mostly the latter.

    A good mental exercise is what will develop as the New Democratic Party. What will they stand for? Socialism, sorry Debbie, is a dead horse, when the hard times hit, the last place people are going to put their capital is the Feds and especially the Globalists.

    George Washington warned America, in his Farewell Address, against political parties and their dogma, and wanted a citizen’s government that elected people based on their intelligence, savvy, and character. Not their party.

    Note that the Trump revolution is heading in that direction. A great deal.

    Unless you are a socialistic globalist.

    • Exscotticus November 2, 2018 at 11:29 am #

      True. Trump is essentially a third party alternative to liberals and RINOs. He wisely decided to take over the GOP rather than split the vote between himself and the GOP.

      • SoftStarLight November 2, 2018 at 1:57 pm #

        Yep, that is exactly what happened!

    • volodya November 2, 2018 at 11:50 am #

      I agree with most of what you say, except that Trump is a “conservative”. I don’t know if that particular label fits. No matter, it’s a small point, what matters is that his presidency is a signal that both parties are “shot” as you say.

      Aside from tax cuts, what Trump and Bannon and Navarro have been talking about for lo these many years is anathema to BOTH parties and something that NO true believer Republican will sign onto.

      • JohnAZ November 2, 2018 at 12:03 pm #

        Conservative=business?

        All Trump cares about is results, period.

        The politicians in DC have been getting away with doing absolutely nothing for three or four generations now. They hate making waves.

        Trump makes waves to see what comes to the surface,

        No wonder they hate him.

        • Walter B November 2, 2018 at 12:16 pm #

          Yes John, Washington DC is literals a cesspool, so when you make waves you know what comes to the surface, the shit!

          • SoftStarLight November 2, 2018 at 1:54 pm #

            LOL

    • ozone November 2, 2018 at 12:17 pm #

      John of AZ,
      That last short sentence is the most blatant pigeon-holing bullshit of the entire range of polemics. Kinda shoots your whole Trump-worship opus in the face.

    • Georges1202 November 2, 2018 at 12:52 pm #

      122 in the shade – explains a lot.

    • seawolf77 November 2, 2018 at 1:26 pm #

      Trump is a salesman, nothing more, nothing less. He picked up on the country’s idiosyncracies and created a political movement out of it, which he inserted into the Republican party. Lock her up. Repeal and replace. The world is laughing at us. Our leaders are terrible negotiaitors. Only I can fix it. All of it crap. Spread it on toast and it’s a crapola sandwich. His opposition to China’s ascent to superpower status is his only real position. Unfortunately there’s no stopping it except by a war. That’s the choice. Stay the big dog by fighting, or crawl up on the porch and fall asleep. Giving up reserve currency status for the dollar to the yuan, that is the ouch of all ouches.

      • Georges1202 November 2, 2018 at 1:42 pm #

        I grew up in NYC so was exposed to this con-man for many years. He ran on his ‘brand’ – which an awake public would have ignored. However the US is deeply asleep and the result is this fucking monster lumbering around the White House like an angry bull.

        • SoftStarLight November 2, 2018 at 1:54 pm #

          I hate when you talk about him like that. Aren’t you in Switzerland anyway? How does he effect you there? I feel totally awake by the way – but not woke lol :-).

          • Georges1202 November 2, 2018 at 2:01 pm #

            I could be in the Sombrero Galaxy and it wouldn’t be far away enough from that prick.

          • SoftStarLight November 2, 2018 at 2:16 pm #

            LOL I think you are overreacting a little. You most likely are in a safe space :-).

          • Tate November 2, 2018 at 2:23 pm #

            Hasta luego.

          • SoftStarLight November 2, 2018 at 2:32 pm #

            LOL Gentlemen be nice!

        • malthuss November 2, 2018 at 3:09 pm #

          Ive been there, too. DT may have revitalized a dying city, killed by John Lindsay and others.

          Meanwhile, 666

          I found this comment,

          President Trump’s son-in-law and the owner of building number
          666 on Fifth Avenue in New York,
          Jared Kushner, is a Jewish Messiah and Antichrist.

          Lucent [lucifer at 666].

          • Tate November 2, 2018 at 6:22 pm #

            I went to the Trump tower & rode up & down the escalator. There were some nice young ladies holding Trump signs & wearing MAGA hats coming the other way. We waved & smiled at one another.

          • Georges1202 November 3, 2018 at 5:48 am #

            Yes, The Butler – Jared Kusher another Trump stable bright light.

            Subject of a Vanity Fair issue ‘Is this the worst real-estate deal EVER?’

            Tasked by the shithead-in-chief to fix the Middle East mixups.

            A notorious slumlord. Delights in removing the poor.

            Way to go USA!

          • SoftStarLight November 3, 2018 at 12:03 pm #

            So you would never be a slumlord Georges if the shoe was on the other foot?

          • GreenAlba November 3, 2018 at 2:37 pm #

            “We waved & smiled at one another.”

            That’s cuz they ‘sensed [your] vitality’, Tate. Which is brilliant, because Trump has to grab them by the privates before they sense his. So one up to you…

            You should stand for Prez. You’d have SoftStarLight and her mates CuteMoonBeams and FluffyCloudTails fainting in the aisles and working out three hours a day.

            Only kidding, SSL – I couldn’t help myself 🙂 .

      • PeteAtomic November 2, 2018 at 11:29 pm #

        You speak much truth there bud. However, given what we’ve got.. I don’t think Trump as worse than HRC

    • snarkmatic9000 November 2, 2018 at 2:27 pm #

      It wasn’t “trade dealers”, it was classic Milton Friedman economic fundamentalist theory that has underpinned the mainstream GOP and every chamber of commerce since their rejection of JM Keynes, postwar.

  19. volodya November 2, 2018 at 11:41 am #

    Eugene Robinson in his article in the Washington Post sez “stop the madness”, vote to take back the country you love.

    Does he mean that country when dad had a job and made enough money so mom could stay home to take care of us? That country? If that’s the case, then you’d have to un-do the Clinton era and its historic betrayal of the American worker. That’s a lotta years to re-wind, a lot of damage to repair. And, ten years after the shit hit the fan, do they now prosecute Wall Street malefactors, those guys that Holder should have locked up way back then? Is there any will in the Democratic Party to do any of this? First the Democrats back-stabbed its factory worker supporters. Do they have it in them to now turn around and do the same to its billionaire donor elite? I say they don’t and they won’t. For all its posturing and sermonizing, the Party is the fixer and facilitator for the oligarchs, nothing more.

    The dissolution of the Democratic Party is devoutly to be wished. It’s way past its expiry date. Time to put a spike in it.

    • Exscotticus November 2, 2018 at 12:43 pm #

      >>> Eugene Robinson in his article in the Washington Post sez “stop the madness”

      Yes let’s roll back those gains in rule of law, swamp drainage, unemployment, lower taxes, equitable trade, secure borders, etc.

      Democrats: Restore the swamp!

      They’ll probably label DC swamp restoration as environmentalism.

      • Tate November 2, 2018 at 1:50 pm #

        Doesn’t that typify the problem in a nutshell? A wetlands restoration project. As if climate change can be stopped any more than can political change.

        The arrogance.

        • malthuss November 2, 2018 at 3:17 pm #

          Nature is in flux. When did ‘Climate’ not ‘change?’

    • SoftStarLight November 2, 2018 at 1:52 pm #

      Volodya your instinct about the Democrats sounds right. It seems like they like the money to much to ever support regular every day people again. Plus, they now say they prefer foreigners and illegal aliens over American citizens. Like really – who is going to vote for that except welfare addicts and morons…oh and illegal aliens lol :-).

      • volodya November 2, 2018 at 2:19 pm #

        yeah, the Democrats are all about the money and careers for their kids and post-politics careers for themselves.

        • SoftStarLight November 2, 2018 at 2:33 pm #

          That brings to mind the rise of Chelsea lol!

          • volodya November 2, 2018 at 2:37 pm #

            Exactly.

  20. capt spaulding November 2, 2018 at 11:43 am #

    God save us from the true believers.

    • Tate November 2, 2018 at 12:39 pm #

      There’s a Divinity at work in all this.

  21. FincaInTheMountains November 2, 2018 at 11:58 am #

    I’ll put it shortly: legs grow out of an ass, in this case a complete asshole. Moreover this asshole has a name, a surname and a husband, the former president of the USA. And the ass symbolizes asshole because everyone pretends that it does not exist and that is why they are trying to quickly get into it.

    In the early 1990s, I had the opportunity to familiarize myself with the magnificent mechanism of American politics, at the very moment when it had undergone significant changes, which had fundamentally changed the bipartisan system of the United States.

    The fact is that in addition to the written laws, American politics is determined by a whole set of gentlemen’s agreements, without which it cannot function, and, before this process began, it was understood that in addition to the so-called issues, each party has their philosophy and the people joining this party in one way or another had to confess this philosophy.

    It was time when the Clinton group, closely connected to banks and information technology, which was already headed by Hillary, and not by Bill, began getting the power in the country.

    And the first thing this group did was throw all gentlemen’s agreements into the garbage and launched a spoiler in the US political space – Ross Perot, who managed to take 19% of the votes from George Bush Sr. The response of the Republicans was not long in coming, and now the donkey got its trunk, and the carriers of Republican ideology became prominent figures of the Democratic Party. And vice versa.

    • “And the first thing this group did was throw all gentlemen’s agreements into the garbage and launched a spoiler in the US political space – Ross Perot, who managed to take 19% of the votes from George Bush Sr. The response of the Republicans was not long in coming, and now the donkey got its trunk, and the carriers of Republican ideology became prominent figures of the Democratic Party. And vice versa.”

      Hm, very astute.

  22. seawolf77 November 2, 2018 at 12:11 pm #

    With a President Trump, you are pointing out the colossal dishonesty of the democrats. Talk about myopic. You need a tunnel just to find that tunnel.

    • Exscotticus November 2, 2018 at 12:23 pm #

      >>> Talk about myopic. You need a tunnel just to find that tunnel.

      Nice turn of phrase!

      • malthuss November 2, 2018 at 2:58 pm #

        Absolutely—if only because our immigration policy ensures that an increasing number of ‘Americans’ are in fact Venezuelans in truth.

        –Fixed that for them.
        Amerikans, bwaaaa.

  23. elysianfield November 2, 2018 at 12:40 pm #

    Where is Janos?

    He apparently did not post last week….

    It is early in the current cycle, but still no comments offered.

    He is the pepper in our stew, the salt in our wounds.

    Has our Host’s forbearance come to an end?

    No, I think not. It is more likely that he has met his comeuppance from marauding Canadians, Illegals from the frozen North, armed with icepicks and bad intentions….

    • K-Dog November 2, 2018 at 12:53 pm #

      Legal troubles, something about a synagogue.

      • SoftStarLight November 2, 2018 at 1:47 pm #

        K-Dog that is rude!

      • malthuss November 2, 2018 at 3:03 pm #

        Are the 2 latest distractions fake? i dunno.

        Other peoples thoughts,

        Everyone involved with the synagogue shooting is involved in intelligence.s
        mileswmathis.com/synag.pdf
        Victim’s names are suspect as well.
        Read how Mathis analyzes the codes.

        FLA–
        Bernie Whisenant story has also resurfaced due to location of his death and Sayoc lived there.
        Stormy Daniels has also been connected to Sayoc via the strip club.

    • Tate November 2, 2018 at 1:13 pm #

      Maybe he was “doxxed.”

      • Tate November 2, 2018 at 1:17 pm #

        Nope. Correction! Janos is in the house.

    • seawolf77 November 2, 2018 at 1:29 pm #

      I forgot about Maude- I mean Janos. How is that ole sailor?

    • malthuss November 2, 2018 at 2:59 pm #

      Where is Janos? Id like to know where he resides and if he has a blog.

      WHO is Janos is also what we wonder.

      • Janos Skorenzy November 2, 2018 at 11:46 pm #

        Or why not what? Do you assume that everyone who has two arms and two legs is human?

        Watch Steven King’s “The Perfect Storm” about a Dark Superman who visits a remote Maine island. He only looks human….

    • Janos Skorenzy November 2, 2018 at 6:00 pm #

      I went to a strange city to sin. I saw a strange woman, the gate to hell. I said to myself, fuck the optics I’m going in. I sat down next to her, and soon my big hand was on her big thigh. She was proud as a peacock, not oblivious of the optics but reveling in them.

      If you want to know more, you’re going to have to pay. Go to KilgoreTrout.com and throw down. Don’t be niggardly. I’ve got a career to launch!

      • Janos Skorenzy November 2, 2018 at 6:06 pm #

        Cancel that me bruthers. Some yuppie shit is already occupying that space. Nothing to do with me or I to them. Is nothing sacred? I’ll have to start a Go Fund Me. Wait for it!

        Save your pennies and mail them to me. I’ll fill socks with them and market them as paper weights or social athletic training devices. Make them say Uncle Sam, Sham, or Slam!

      • PeteAtomic November 3, 2018 at 12:55 am #

        Not sure how many people are gonna watch your love career bud! LOL

        • K-Dog November 3, 2018 at 2:14 am #

          Well something good came of it.

          Long ago I read ‘Venus on a Halfshell’ by Kilgore Trout so I wound up here.

          Kilgore_Trout

          The link to Venus on the Half Shell was dead. But if you click it something is there. That is because.

          I JUST WROTE IT !

    • capt spaulding November 2, 2018 at 9:03 pm #

      I heard he was at an Alt. Furry convention.

      • Janos Skorenzy November 2, 2018 at 11:40 pm #

        Yes, her bush came up almost to her belly button. You all have a piece of the truth, but only a piece. Thus does the Parrot cry “Pieces of Eight. Pieces of Eight”.

        • PeteAtomic November 3, 2018 at 12:56 am #

          well, you need some sexual action. Good for ya

          • capt spaulding November 3, 2018 at 9:11 pm #

            Speakin’ of that, I could go for some good muzzle myself.

  24. Quixotic November 2, 2018 at 12:52 pm #

    A lot of political discussions this morning – very interesting and stimulating. I’ve given up the electronic media in this lead-up to the mid-term election as there is so much tension. I have a copy of the Gulag Archipelago and every morning I simply open it at random and read for a few minutes. It is amazing how certain current trends are replaying some of the same themes depicted in the Gulag. Makes no difference whether you lean to the capitalistic side or the socialist side, both require good management or disaster is sure to follow. So the question becomes how to find the proper manager? History is the story of mankind’s search for the right manager.

    • elysianfield November 2, 2018 at 8:23 pm #

      Quixotic,
      You do know that we have an ex-pat Russian, a real former commie, that posts on this site and has indicated that Alexander himself is a traitor, and by extension of questionable veracity. I read the Gulag series back in the late 70’s as I recall, and believed every word of it, as it mirrored everything we were taught in school. Must I now must take the tome with a grain of “salt”, or skepticism? At that time, I also read Arthur Koestler, and he said some of the same things…. Who to believe?

      *Note, I also had a friend who was a survivor of the Gulag system…actually dug coal in the Kolyma…a good German boy now deceased…he did not dispute the narrative,

  25. JustSaying November 2, 2018 at 12:55 pm #

    Great summation of the current political climate. All there in a neat little package. Sign of good writer – to express a coherent thought in the least amount of words.

    • Georges1202 November 2, 2018 at 12:59 pm #

      Yes, a rare thing now in this age of long-windedness.

    • elysianfield November 2, 2018 at 8:31 pm #

      “. Sign of good writer – to express a coherent thought in the least amount of words.”

      JS,
      That skill is great for writing engineering manuals, operator’s manuals and the like. It is a for a novelist, however…actually quite the opposite of attributes necessary to a good novel, and would insure failure.

      • elysianfield November 2, 2018 at 8:35 pm #

        As an example;

        Herman Melville

        “Call me Ishmael. Some years ago – never mind how long precisely – having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world. It is a way I have of driving off the spleen, and regulating the circulation. Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people’s hats off – then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can. This is my substitute for pistol and ball. With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.”

        Or,

        My name is Ismael, a while back I was broke and decided to work on a boat…it calms me….

        • Janos Skorenzy November 2, 2018 at 11:44 pm #

          William James was a psychologist who wrote like a novelist while his brother Henry was the opposite.

          I found a bunch of good books today, one, the Gospel of Emerson about his core teachings. Interesting stuff! But what about the Jews you ask. I don’t know if he ever wrote anything about them. He like the Persian poets though.

  26. SoftStarLight November 2, 2018 at 1:42 pm #

    Thanks Mr. K for your post! I can’t believe you came all the way to saying that basically in a way you agree with our AMAZING President! Anybody who stands up for people who actually work and try to be productive, and who loves our country and will protect it from nasty invaders should win. I hope the Democrat party goes away forever. The Republican party has already been taken over by Us so they aren’t really Republican anymore anyway lol ;-). Oh – and happy Friday!!!

    • Exscotticus November 2, 2018 at 1:59 pm #

      >>> I hope the Democrat party goes away forever.

      You wouldn’t want that. We always need one party to keep the other honest. A crony GOP is worse than Dems at their best.

      A one-party polity? That’s China…

      • SoftStarLight November 2, 2018 at 2:07 pm #

        Ok well they have to be a nationalist party then. They aren’t doing anything productive now. At least with Trump at the reigns the GOP is doing some things right.

  27. janet November 2, 2018 at 1:54 pm #

    “Trump is new” “GOP hates Trump” “Trump is a RINO” etc.

    Actually Trump is a mainstream Republican politician recognized as the head of the Republican Party. His positions are 91% consevative as rated by the American Conservative Union.

    Trump has succeeded in picking the most conservative Cabinet of the modern era, and possibly ever, even besting the team put together by former President Reagan, according to a scorecard from the American Conservative Union, host of the annual CPAC convention.

    Trump has a 91.52 percent conservative rating, significantly surpassing Reagan’s by 28 points.

    Trump is a conservative politician and leader of the Republican Party. Nothing new. Same old same old.

    • Exscotticus November 2, 2018 at 2:09 pm #

      >>> Actually Trump is a mainstream Republican politician

      Oh now he’s mainstream, is he? Gosh that’s not what the MSM has been reporting since, like, forever…

      >>> Trump is a conservative politician and leader of the Republican Party. Nothing new. Same old same old.

      And who was that other mainstream Republican politician who made border security a top priority? Who renegotiated unfair trade deals? Who tried to drain the swamp instead of expanding it? Who successfully defied the MSM, and did not forsake campaign promises in exchange for worthless editorial accolades?

      Yeah that would be NONE EVER.

    • EvelynV November 3, 2018 at 1:22 am #

      Besides Janet is there anyone else who posts here who isn’t a nattering fool.

      I used to think JHK must be discouraged this site drawing in the same mentally mangey politically goofy crowd week after week but it seems their incessant presence’s have transformed him into being one of them himself.

      Wishing for trump to receive the kind of self validation by hanging onto both houses of congress as he hoped for in his last blog is a sure sign to me his mental deterioration is advanced and we better get used to not having them to look forward to much longer.

      I find it truly fascinating to witness how fast he is going downhill.

      • Billy Hill November 3, 2018 at 8:47 am #

        ” incessant presence’s”

        QED

        Need we say more?

  28. Lonely Traveler November 2, 2018 at 1:54 pm #

    All politicians count on us to be stupid and gullible and we never let them down.

  29. Luhrenloup November 2, 2018 at 2:01 pm #

    Any system that is based on one winner and one loser produces losers only. the problem is so serious now that there is no longer any way of fixing it. The US government is so far from responsibly governing the country it is as if its people were ruled by lunatics — in truth, US rulers are by and large sociopaths elected for their razzle dazzle, a few key words repeated ad nauseam, and the show goes on.
    Winning at any price, which is America’s current mode, produces an unstoppable killing machine. Case in point: a caravan is approaching the country’s southern border. They are receiving funding from democrats, aware the president is sending military troops to stop the caravan from entering the country. So possible slaughter and a win for the dems. Repubs counter this by labeling the caravan’s populace as dangerous thugs, rapists, criminals, so no great loss if decimated. The ordinary US citizen, purposely uneducated, whether Phd or high school dropout, views them as either a threat to their own economic well-being or a much pilloried people.
    The newly appointed General Miller for US and NATO forces stated that the taliban cannot be defeated. It matters to the general who is in a losing situation, but does it matter to the military-industrial apparatus, the killing machine?
    I say bring on socialism. Better that people are housed and fed at least. This is not possible under the capitalist system. Has Trump stopped the war machine? Has he invested in the country’s much needed infrastructure? Would Hillary have done differently?
    There are those who point to Venezuela and say — that’s socialism! No, that is a country destroyed by the US, which now uses it as an example of socialism’s failure. There are many successful socialist and socialist-lite countries in the world as example.
    When an insurance company sees it as more profitable to pay flights to Mexico for their clients to purchase medicine there as it is much cheaper, when a state like California, supposedly the richest in the country has miles of people living in tents, defecating in the streets, I say that state is far from rich and the capitalist corrupt killing machine has failed abominably.

    • SoftStarLight November 2, 2018 at 2:14 pm #

      It would be nice if there was a way that such a big country like us could have a system more like Sweden or Norway where they have a mix of capitalism and socialism and up to this point things seem to work pretty good over there. That is all going down the drain though because of third wild immigration. The problem is that there will never be a more level playing field when you have a class of people who only care about their profits even if it means the destruction of their country. We have too many of those people now.

    • Exscotticus November 2, 2018 at 3:15 pm #

      >>> There are those who point to Venezuela and say — that’s socialism! No, that is a country destroyed by the US,

      So we can’t even stop Venezuelans from invading us, but we destroyed Venezuela? So we forced them to nationalize agriculture, finance, oil, power, telecommunications, transport, etc., after which few if any foreign companies will do business with them? Do you have any links to support this theory?

      >>> Better that people are housed and fed at least. This is not possible under the capitalist system.

      And yet there are hundreds of millions under capitalism that are housed and fed. In fact, capitalism is what allowed real estate developers to get the capital to build the homes. It created the finance for home buyers to get the loans for the homes. How does that work under socialism? I mean after you loot foreign capital and drain it all on expensive palaces for the leaders, and bread + circuses for the masses? Then what?

      >>> There are many successful socialist and socialist-lite countries in the world as example.

      Name one that isn’t fundamentally capitalist? That doesn’t allow the formation of for-profit corporations? That doesn’t partake in stock and bond markets? That has abolished private property? That regulates all markets? That sets the price of all goods and services?

      • Luhrenloup November 2, 2018 at 3:50 pm #

        Take your pick!

        Venezuela-Related Sanctions – US Department of State

        Venezuela-related Sanctions – Treasury Department

        U.S. Places New Sanctions on Venezuela Day After Election – The …

        Trump administration adds new sanctions against Cuba, Venezuela
        MarketWatch · 20 hours ago

        • Exscotticus November 2, 2018 at 4:15 pm #

          We destroyed a robust healthy oil-producing nation with mere sanctions? So if that’s true, why isn’t Iran destroyed? Or Russia? We have sanctions on both.

          • Luhrenloup November 2, 2018 at 5:56 pm #

            As for Iran, here we go:
            Trump to reinstate all US sanctions on Iran, targeting over 700 entities & individuals.
            Russia, has had decades of this and has set up their own commerce system that circumvents the sanctions. They actually did better with the last set of sanctions boosting their agricultural output.
            Being a bully has a way of backfiring when it’s understood that the bully has weaknesses that can be manipulated

      • Janos Skorenzy November 2, 2018 at 6:11 pm #

        Guess what? Japan isn’t Capitalist in our sense. They have a Council that guides and forbids. Profit alone is not a motive that can safely run a nation. So? So they copied us outwardly, but inwardly they remain National Socialists. All for One and One for All.

        • Exscotticus November 2, 2018 at 7:45 pm #

          >>> Profit alone is not a motive that can safely run a nation

          Who said that? Capitalism is our *economic* system. As a nation we are guided by many values, including liberty and democracy and justice and fairness and so on.

          The profit motive is extremely successful in encouraging people with excess capital to take risks and WILLINGLY give up their capital in the short term for profits in the future.

          What’s your plan? More taxes? Take their money by force? From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs?

          >>> All for One and One for All.

          Show me any nation that claims this, and I will show you their Haves and Have Nots.

          • elysianfield November 2, 2018 at 8:41 pm #

            “What’s your plan?”

            Study post-Weimar Germany…avoid being caught up in the…excesses….

          • Janos Skorenzy November 2, 2018 at 11:37 pm #

            Have more and have less is fine. Have lots and have not enough is not. Note how you clumsy your calibration becomes on this question – as it will anytime your Capitalism is seriously looked at.

            Trying to make everyone the same is unjust. So is letting people starve on the street. Let the people strive as they will for luxuries or preeminence. It’s human nature. But necessities? Sorry, hand off or you deserve to lose your hands.

          • Exscotticus November 3, 2018 at 10:45 pm #

            >>> So is letting people starve on the street.

            I’ve been to San Fran, Seattle, etc. Didn’t see a lot of starving people in the streets. And some bums are downright obese.

            >>> But necessities? Sorry, hand off or you deserve to lose your hands.

            If they’re truly necessities then people will work for them. Sadly, we have a large welfare class educated in pauper’s privilege who seem to think the working class works for them. If you want to shed a tear for parasitic leeches then go right ahead.

          • Janos Skorenzy November 4, 2018 at 1:54 am #

            Haven’t you been following the gist? There aren’t enough jobs – haven’t been for a long time. That’s the point of machines: to replace workers in order to make more money. You people slaughtered the Luddite Leaders who objected and their followers became slaves in Liverpool and Manchester. Anyone who asks the Machine to slow down gets run over. Get big or get out. Etc. Heard it all my life. Well you folks have caused all kinds of pain and you have earned the same in return.

          • Exscotticus November 4, 2018 at 11:48 am #

            >>> Haven’t you been following the gist? There aren’t enough jobs – haven’t been for a long time.

            USA unemployemnt is at 3.7%—lowest in decades. And if we stopped illegals from coming in to compete for jobs, that figure would shrink even more, and wages would rise as well.

            Meanwhile, it’s not for lack of jobs that millions are on welfare. You can find people on welfare less than one block away from a help wanted sign!

            So in your national socialist system, Janos, what do you do with people who just don’t want to work even after the state provides them with a job? Or people who have children even though they can’t afford to feed themselves—let alone their children?

    • EvelynV November 3, 2018 at 1:26 am #

      OK, there are some other sensible people here.

      • Billy Hill November 3, 2018 at 8:49 am #

        No there aren’t. You are the only sensible person here.

        Congratulations!

        • EvelynV November 3, 2018 at 10:04 pm #

          Oh dear! Do I come across as someone who deserves such sarcasm?

  30. ozone November 2, 2018 at 2:07 pm #

    JHK sez:
    “Or, there’s the possibility that the dregs of a defeated Democratic Party will just go batshit crazy and use the last of its mojo to incite actual sedition. Of course, there’s also a distinct possibility that the Dems will take over congress, in which case they’ll ramp up an even more horrific three-ring-circus of political hysteria and persecution that will make the Spanish Inquisition look like a backyard barbeque. **That will happen as the US enters the most punishing financial train wreck in our history, an interesting recipe for epic political upheaval.**”

    **Ah, Meester Jeem, in that dost thou descry the future! As G-cubed blurts to Iran, “sanctions are coming”, alternate plans to the petrodollar racket are being consummated and iterated in actual infrastructure and economic alliances.

    zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-01/russia-india-and-iran-cooperate-new-alternative-trade-route

    “The alliance of these four countries should unnerve the US. As it stands, the rise in bilateral trade denominated in rubles, yuan and rupees, while modest so far, is set to grow, with plans to eventually undermine the dollar’s hegemonic grip on global trade settlement. And with US sanctions on Iran set to take effect on Nov. 4, the Iranian regime only stands to benefit by encouraging the blooming economic partnership between Russia and India, as Russia implements its plan to circumvent the dollar, and, by extension, Treasury Department sanctions.”

    This is not going to help the trade balance sheet of the USA. Oopsie, better sell some more weapons (to All sides) quick, the big scam is about to end.

    Suffice it to say, as things worsen (economically and politically), suppression of dissent and firm belief in bullshit will only become stronger and more prevalent. However, as of today, we ain’t seen nothin’ yet, and I think it will be a solid coterie of Republicans that will steer an already foundering ship onto hull-shredding shoals. Good riddance to both wings of the Corporate Party and a punishing lesson to those who believe their interests are best served by installing corporatist cheats, liars and grifters (not to mention, lesser demons) into positions of public responsibility.

    “The Dems” are engaging in the same hubris they had exhibited prior to the 2016 election. Will they be shocked and surprised when the tiny segment of the population that makes up the sexually confused doesn’t put them over the top, vote-wise?

    • volodya November 2, 2018 at 2:28 pm #

      That’s just it, the Democrats are all about the particularity and not the commonality. It ain’t rocket science. Everybody’s gotta eat. Maybe they should use that fact as their starting point.

      • ozone November 2, 2018 at 4:43 pm #

        V.,
        Well, I (for one) sure hope the Democratic Party doesn’t tumble to that obvious “issue”! 😉
        Save that for a party of practical people that has a platform of a supplemental [non-poisonous] food program and a governmental infrastructure repair program that puts millions to work doing something that’s actually useful.

        Cake anyone?

      • EvelynV November 3, 2018 at 2:15 am #

        Would dems being advocates for higher minimum wages while at the same time opposing lower taxes for the morbidly wealthy be an example of what you mean?

        • volodya November 3, 2018 at 9:17 am #

          It could be. But talk is one thing and action another. No point giving with one hand and taking with two. By “taking with two” I mean advocating for the supposedly enlightened agenda of globalism and what amounts to the Koch Bros prayer-book of low wages and more money for the wealthy and less for everyone else.

    • Russia – India – Iran… hmm.

      Cheap vodka for saffron… saffron for bulk headscarves… bulk headscarves for … Tupolev flying fireballs.

      Yeah, I am seeing how this will all work out

  31. tucsonspur November 2, 2018 at 2:15 pm #

    Yes Jim, it’s a good day to die. Dia de los Muertos. But any day is a good day for the Dems to die.

    May the burial be on Tuesday, as we move on to a future of tyrants and rebels.

    • SoftStarLight November 2, 2018 at 2:18 pm #

      Wow that is pretty intense! Hey I like that whole rebel thing. May I bring my Confederate flag lol :-P?

      • tucsonspur November 2, 2018 at 5:25 pm #

        That’s how I like it. Like Michael Fitzsimmons, that’s what I’m looking for- “Maximum Intensity”.

        Michael Fitzsimmons: “I’m going to check out of this bourgeois motel, push myself from the dinner table and say, “No more Jell-o for me, mom!”

        Bring it, wear it, wave it.

      • Janos Skorenzy November 2, 2018 at 6:16 pm #

        I really identify with Lionus waiting for the Great Pumpkin. But the Bad Orange Man is here now. He’s called Trump. Lionus was right. And he’s giving us lots of candy. He’s only bad for those who don’t believe in him. They better watch their 6. Did I say for? I mean to say to….

        • tucsonspur November 2, 2018 at 7:04 pm #

          Linus sheds his blanket. He has Trump now. Woe to the unbelievers.

        • SoftStarLight November 2, 2018 at 7:17 pm #

          Ah, I got it ;-).

    • Janos Skorenzy November 2, 2018 at 9:59 pm #

      We’re gonna use real skulls for decorations next year or my name isn’t Finnius J Whoopee. They want their religion of human sacrifice to come back? We’ll give it back to them – in spades, no Hearts!

      • SoftStarLight November 3, 2018 at 12:14 am #

        For some reason that imagery made me think of Rob Zombies’ House of a Thousand Corpses…

        • SoftStarLight November 3, 2018 at 12:17 am #

          Or technically House of 1000 Corpses.

        • Tate November 3, 2018 at 7:59 pm #

          Who the hell is Rob Zombie? My son is always talking about him. He said he once tried to crash through his protective cordon to shake his hand & they roughed him up.

          • SoftStarLight November 4, 2018 at 9:40 am #

            Rob Zombie is a real headbanger and was one of the founding members of the heavy metal band White Zombie. He is also real big into horror and writes and directs some petty scary and bizarre/depraved movies. He pushes the limits big time in his movies so they usually get negative reviews. He scares me a little bit but I kinda think he is dreamy :-). I am not surprised your son wanted to shake his hand lol!

            robzombie.com/

      • SoftStarLight November 3, 2018 at 12:33 pm #

        You have boggled my mind….

  32. snarkmatic9000 November 2, 2018 at 2:21 pm #

    OK, so you want some of that Old Tyme Dem Religion?

    BERNIE 2020

    And he’s not beholden to that SJW crap either.

    • Janos Skorenzy November 2, 2018 at 10:00 pm #

      He said Whites don’t know what it means to be poor. The man is simply slime for that one remark alone. It says it all, does it not?

    • Luhrenloup November 2, 2018 at 10:04 pm #

      Trump called it right on bernie. The man couldn’t even hold on to his stage when the folks from BLM took over. He even backed away from — all lives matter.
      He got a royal screw over from the dems and ends up supporting the candidate responsible for it. Jill Stein offered him the top spot in the green party when he got booted. He had a sizeable following and two opponents who could have been defeated. He could have won. This guy is part of the DC machine and he’s more interested in keeping his spot in the club than anything he’s blabbing about. He’s a democrat with high flung ideas that he has no intention of implementing.
      Hillary was right, he didn’t even have a plan for how he was going to finance all those changes he was advocating for.

      • Luhrenloup November 3, 2018 at 12:35 pm #

        Socialism, if it is to work, must obey universal laws of giving and receiving. One cannot give more than what one has, and one cannot receive what is not one’s due.

        Quite obviously, the military/industrial complex will have to be reduced if the necessary needs of the people are to be addressed. I don’t know at this point if a candidate making that obvious assessment would live to carry it through.

      • Janos Skorenzy November 3, 2018 at 2:26 pm #

        Thanks for the info. Didn’t know that the Green Party had make that offer.

        Trump would have fought those Black Female Bullies. Bernie cowered like a little boy.

  33. SoftStarLight November 2, 2018 at 2:40 pm #

    Oh and GreenAlba – I thought about your funny little Philistine pheromones comment lol and I guess you are right – and they are completely working lol ;-). I am gonna do a two-hour workout today! Lena Dunham will gain another 30 pounds for it lol!

    • Zoltar November 2, 2018 at 3:00 pm #

      Too damn many LOL’s, SSL. What are you – seven years old?

      • SoftStarLight November 2, 2018 at 6:46 pm #

        Sorry Mr. Serious. I assume you are placing a request for me to curb my enthusiasm. I will file it in the appropriate folder ;-). Thank you and please come again.

        • malthuss November 2, 2018 at 8:29 pm #

          the nut file.

          • SoftStarLight November 2, 2018 at 9:37 pm #

            🙂

  34. Zoltar November 2, 2018 at 2:59 pm #

    Yup. Nobody hates the Republican Party more than I do, but I agree. The worst thing that could happen at this point would be for a Blue Wave to convince the party that has betrayed the middle class for the past generation that they have been right all along, and needn’t change. The Republicans will not change. The Democrats must change or, preferably be replaced. But they have not changed in the past two years, and they sure ain’t gonna do it by Tuesday.

    • EvelynV November 3, 2018 at 1:34 am #

      The generalizing you all do about democrats is pathetic mindedness. When the critical mass of women democrats gets to a certain point, there will be changes for the better. Just so they keep Hillary out to pasture till she croaks.

      • Billy Hill November 3, 2018 at 8:55 am #

        “Pathetic mindedness”

        QED

        Again.

        Need we say more?

        • EvelynV November 3, 2018 at 10:07 pm #

          I think you need to say a lot more. So far your contribution has been all fluffy.

  35. malthuss November 2, 2018 at 3:22 pm #


    Economics Question,

    USA Government debt is high. Mr Trump is pushing it higher.
    When does the interest become un serviceable?

    As in,
    The budget deficit — national debt is going supernova.
    It will require massive money to service when the US dollar loses it world’s reserve currency status.
    More Quantitative Easing and Negative Interest Rate Policy are coming.

    This will all lead to hyperinflation.

    • Exscotticus November 2, 2018 at 3:46 pm #

      You might as well ask when does the earth’s average temperature become unserviceable.

      One thing I do know: Dems didn’t give a FUCK about the national debt for the eight years Obama DOUBLED it.

      • malthuss November 2, 2018 at 3:57 pm #

        I just want to know when 2008 -2 happens.

        • messianicdruid November 2, 2018 at 4:45 pm #

          “I just want to know …”

          “The US Bank sector stock index, called BKX, has fallen in a dangerous manner. It had fallen by 18% from its March go-go highs, with a slight bounce in progress, surely short covering. It signals a dire event on the near-term horizon, even the trigger of a major financial crisis.”

          news.goldseek.com/GoldenJackass/1541178000.php

        • Tate November 3, 2018 at 7:53 pm #

          version 2?

          When is unknowable.

      • janet November 2, 2018 at 4:13 pm #

        ” Dems didn’t give a FUCK about the national debt for the eight years Obama DOUBLED it.” –exscot

        Wrong.

        Republicans use a sound bite that the federal debt doubled under Obama (it was actually 78%). However, when you take into account the Great Recession, making W. Bush’s temporary tax cuts permanent, increased Social Security and Medicare spending as more Baby Boomers retire and become 65 years old and the Afghanistan and Iraq wars Obama inherited, the story is quite different.

        If you look at the federal debt numbers since President Reagan, the total percentage increase, and the compounded yearly rate, what the numbers show is that the total debt increased the most at 184% over 8 years and at the fastest rate under President Reagan at almost 14% per year. In fact, the three Republican presidents had the fastest growing debt on a yearly basis.

        Reagan

        Started Presidency: $965 billion
        Ended Presidency: $2.74 trillion
        Increased 184% or 13.9% per year

        H.W. Bush

        Started Presidency: $2.74 trillion
        Ended Presidency: $4.23 trillion
        Increased 54% or 11.5% per year (only in office for four years)

        Clinton

        Started Presidency: $4.23 trillion
        Ended Presidency: $5.77 trillion
        Increased 36% or 4.0% per year

        W. Bush

        Started Presidency: $5.77 trillion
        Ended Presidency: $11.1 trillion
        Increased 93% or 8.5% per year

        Obama

        Started Presidency: $11.1 trillion
        Ended Presidency: $19.85 trillion
        Increased 78% or 7.5% per year

        President Obama’s debt actually grew at a slower annual rate than any of the Republican presidents even though there were events that negatively impacted the deficit that started before he became President. The Great Recession is probably the biggest of them as can be seen in the yearly deficit numbers. While all politicians use data to support their positions, the sound bite that the debt doubled under Obama is very misleading.

        • Exscotticus November 2, 2018 at 5:07 pm #

          Obama

          Started Presidency: $10.626 trillion
          Ended Presidency: $19.947 trillion
          Delta: $9.321 trillion
          Percent Increase: 87.72
          Source

          What’s misleading, janet, is the Dems disingenuous concern for debt reduction and fiscal responsibility now that their candidate isn’t in office and doesn’t control the purse strings.

          • janet November 2, 2018 at 6:28 pm #

            Bill Clinton balanced the budget. Obama had lower annual rate of debt growth than recent Republican presidents. The first thing Trump did was increase public spending by jacking up the defense budget, which is wasteful spending given DoD cannot even account for trillions of dollars allocated. Then Trump cut taxes on the rich to create an even larger deficit and increase the national debt even more. But his millionaire friends are happy with all the defense contracts they are getting to make military equipment to be sold by Trump to our enemies.

            Republicans cannot be trusted with public monies.

          • Exscotticus November 2, 2018 at 6:58 pm #

            Obama added over $9 trillion to the debt—more than any other president.

            You attack defense spending but Reagan’s deficit spending on the military is credited with ending the Cold War. And I would sooner tax dollars go to our military than to support your open-borders agenda and wave after wave of free shit army gimmigrants.

          • malthuss November 2, 2018 at 8:31 pm #

            more than any??? more than all total, practically..
            the debt was to help ooo..for his cronies, solyndra and others.

            wrt

            Obama

            Started Presidency: $11.1 trillion
            Ended Presidency: $19.85 trillion
            Increased 78% or 7.5% per year

    • Ol' Scratch November 2, 2018 at 7:58 pm #

      The hyperinflation has thus far been contained to the handful of markets in which all that government debt now resides: the equities markets, healthcare (largely via the insurance “markets”), and residential real estate. Note that all of these are mutually reinforcing. Equities and real estate provide a thin veneer of “wealth effect” for those who own them, while mortgage and health care debts keep the working class tied to the proverbial capitalist whipping post for most or all of their working lives. Investments in equities through the even more lucrative 401k and other retirement investment scheme programs also ensure that the rank and file remain bought into the entire ponzi scheme, as for most it is now their only source of prospective future retirement income, other than their home’s equity, assuming they actually have any left after a lifetime of similar shakedowns at every turn.

      • malthuss November 2, 2018 at 8:33 pm #

        Thanks

        If its chinese [clothes, computers] its cheap.

        if its,

        housing
        food
        cars
        education……insane increases.

  36. trypillian November 2, 2018 at 4:00 pm #

    They are splitting pubic hairs over gender because Michelle is a tranny. Joan Rivers revealed as much and was subsequently murdered. Greasing opposion is their Trump card, just ask Hillary and Billy who have whacked roughly 20 people, according to operatives assigned to them. There are many photos of Michael’s willy and twins bump poking up every now and then. Analyse that, really.

    • Janos Skorenzy November 2, 2018 at 6:21 pm #

      There’s one youtuber who thinks many of the todays It girls are really guys. He doesn’t understand that the sexiest women aren’t the softest. They need a certain maleness to project the feminine force.

      Ditto for men. The sexiest have a certain softness. Of course some people like the extremes of yin and yang. But for most, a bit of androgyny is exciting. A bit, Sea Wolf, only a bit.

      • Tate November 2, 2018 at 6:41 pm #

        I prefer a woman with a front hole.

        • EvelynV November 3, 2018 at 1:40 am #

          Don’t you mean you prefer to *think* about them? It’s unlikely one has ever let you get close enough to experience the real thing.

          • Tate November 3, 2018 at 3:44 am #

            I don’t *think* about them, I respond to them & they to me. They sense my vitality but I withhold my precious bodily fluids from them. Your basic commie is often a woman. My woman is not a commie, she is a loyal servant.

            Like Justice Brett Kavanaugh, I was a virgin until my bride & I consummated our union. Like him, I was sorely tempted many times before marriage but like him, I refused to allow my precious bodily fluids to be polluted by the wiles & snares of many an atheistic commie temptress.

          • SoftStarLight November 3, 2018 at 11:33 am #

            Them dang atheistic commie temptresses trying to steal that precious seed. The freakin nerve :-)!

    • malthuss November 2, 2018 at 8:35 pm #

      Her daughters settlement from the hospital was mega millions.

  37. SW November 2, 2018 at 5:34 pm #

    The Democrats cast their lot with the Clintons and now can not break the stranglehold they & their ideology have on them. Every candidate with any integrity or God forbid! — a new idea — is chased out & we’re left with such luminaries as Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi and Diane Feinstein to “lead” the party. To where exactly? In Texas a new face is running for the Senate — Beto O’Rourke — and his resume is as thin and unimpressive as Obamas. He should go far.

    • Janos Skorenzy November 2, 2018 at 6:23 pm #

      Rush: Beto has used some of his campaign funds to help the Caravan. A Traitor.

      Indeed the Jaws of Occasio-Cortez are poised to close on White America. We must be ready for what is coming.

      • malthuss November 2, 2018 at 8:41 pm #

        I mean why didn’t he get into Masonry and/or Ceremonial Magic instead since these don’t involve blood and soil (well maybe blood in another and darker sense…). ???
        whats that mean?

        He didn’t answer but he did delete my post and ban me. –the creep.

        • Janos Skorenzy November 2, 2018 at 10:04 pm #

          You can’t get enough of that funky stuff! Read the Grimoires, some call for blood. White Magic eschews all such practices. The Orthodox Jews sacrifice chickens. Is this black magic? Not sure what the intention is. It might be alright, but again, it simply doesn’t mean the standard of White Magic even if it isn’t full blown Black.

          • malthuss November 3, 2018 at 11:04 am #

            There is a vid on youtube, goats being sacrificed, in Nepal.

            You tube, ‘call for an uprising’—50,000 goats sacrificed.

            Some sages refuse to go to temples where animal killing happens.

          • SoftStarLight November 3, 2018 at 11:28 am #

            Dusky ones used to sacrifice humans, but in order to attain a modicum of civilization they now sacrifice only animals….mostly…

  38. pequiste November 2, 2018 at 5:55 pm #

    Midterm elections, general elections, off-year elections…..

    Bat-shit crazy, over-the-top, near-Communist Democrats. Power-drunk, mean, wealthy, religious retrograde Republicans.

    Lots of hoo-ha about very little except for the entertainment value of that awful satire: Good Government. I guess in a mediaverse of 500 channels, just in the US, with a 24/7/365 gaping blocks of time to fill, there is grist for the mill. Along with lots of sports, cartoons, game shows, food programs, did I mention lots of sports, and the Kardashians. Fucking idiocy and nonsense the lot of it.

    Two wings of the same bird as insider Pat Buchanan famously said. It’s all the Money Party don’t you dare forget. And all the politicians on “both sides of the aisle” haven’t forgotten that small but important fact either. Certainly, DJT hasn’t forgotten, as without his billions he wouldn’t be occupying the White House. And without the permission of the Evil Fuckers he wouldn’t be there either.

    It’s has been since at least 40 years and they, politicians of both major political parties always say this is “the most important election of our lifetime”.

    What crap.

    Best ever political advertisement, circa1964, shall never be trumped:

    youtube.com/watch?v=fbIfVEboAzg

    That was 54 years ago folks. “The most important election of our lifetimes.” A sick joke if there ever was.

    And to think how LBJ fucked this country over like the Ned Beatty character getting raped by the Mountainmen in the film “Deliverance”.

    youtube.com/watch?v=hFKdAhi_yc0

    – Vietnam War 1964-1975
    – Elimination of specie coinage.
    – Voting RIghts Act 1965
    – The Great Society. (Hahahahahahahahahaha…)
    – Hart-Cellar Act 1965. (Current immigration clusterfuck causative)

    Still, to this day, the citizenry is both captive like Jon Voight’s character and, at the same time, being ridden and raped like Nead Beatty’s. It is going to take Burt Reynolds to save the day with a bow. Aw shucks, forget it now, ol’ Burt is dead; the raping and pillaging will continue.

    U.S. forces still in Afghanistan after 17 years.
    U.S. forces still in Iraq after 28 years.
    U.S. forces bringing them Democracy and the freedom to buy Gag-in-the-Bag hamburgers: in approximately 150 countries around the globe. Wow. (Use a trustworthy source of your own choosing to confirm that astonishing fact CFNers.)
    Annual U.S. government budget deficit – call it a trillion dollars.
    Annual U.S. trade deficit- call it 1/2 a trillion dollars.
    Accumulated U.S. government debt 21 trillion dollars and counting.
    National power and transportation infrastructure disintegrating as we watch.

    And all the while the lumpen are concerned with TeeVee’s Al Roker playing a white character to balance Megan Kelly’s blackface Halloween suggestion. All eyes being focused on the rayciss races for governnorships in Georgia and Florida. Inordinate amounts of toxic shit takes the place of actual debate about a future that is going to fall on us all like a ton of bricks.

    I suspect the results of all the elections and political theatre, irrespective of which party wins, is the overwhelming success of creeping authoritarianism coupled to the monster of the perfect A.I./A.G.I. Totalitarian State.

    Gonna bring Uncle Joe, Der Fuehrer, and Chairman Mao to tears.

  39. janet November 2, 2018 at 6:57 pm #

    Rush: Cop killer in Trump video was released by Sheriff Joe, deported and re-entered under Bush, then Trump pardoned Sheriff Joe. Trump is responsible for pardoning the guy who released the cop killer who stars in Trump’s own campaign ad

    • Exscotticus November 2, 2018 at 7:11 pm #

      Bill Clinton pardoned his own brother! Talk about overt nepotism!

      • janet November 2, 2018 at 7:16 pm #

        How many cops did his brother kill?

      • JohnAZ November 2, 2018 at 7:38 pm #

        Ex

        You cannot argue with a machine, an algorithm. Janet can come up with a counter argument to anything you say.

        At least half of what she says is spun BS or out and out lies. You cannot contest it because you are not familiar with the current subject.

        If everyone ignores “her”, maybe she will change her name again.

        • Exscotticus November 2, 2018 at 7:49 pm #

          Yes I’m guilty of feeding the troll. I know it’s pointless; I just think of it as a mental exercise.

        • trypillian November 2, 2018 at 8:07 pm #

          Janet demonstates a nice combination of wit, logic and succinct research. Moreover, she is articulate and stays on point, in polar opposition to her moribund critics.

          • pequiste November 2, 2018 at 8:17 pm #

            It helps to be a team.

          • janet November 2, 2018 at 8:18 pm #

            Touché!

        • malthuss November 2, 2018 at 8:44 pm #

          so Janet is a machine???

      • malthuss November 2, 2018 at 8:43 pm #

        You attack defense spending but Reagan’s deficit spending on the military is credited with ending the Cold War

        The cold war was fake. an excuse to sell weapons to both sides or all sides.
        Times havent changed.

        ronnie opened the already wide flood gate so wide it was the
        last nail in mericas casket.

        • Exscotticus November 2, 2018 at 10:19 pm #

          Fake or not, before Reagan there was a viable USSR, and after Reagan it was moribund. It ended with his successor.

          • malthuss November 3, 2018 at 11:08 am #

            The USSR was a basket case from the get go and dependent on the so called free world for handouts.

            Remember the ‘grain deal?’
            WW2?
            Giving them half of Europe?
            the plates to print USA money?
            read Bircher stuff.

          • Exscotticus November 3, 2018 at 11:45 am #

            Except that “basket case” lasted nearly 70 years—until Reagan’s deficit spending on the military. Keep arguing it was just a coincidence.

  40. janet November 2, 2018 at 7:15 pm #

    Trump admits he is racist, says Blacks are ignorant voters.

    “I told Trump that the rally looked vanilla on television. Trump responded, ‘That’s because black people are too stupid to vote for me,’ ” the President’s former lawyer told Vanity Fair.

    Cohen claimed that when South African leader Nelson Mandela died, Trump remarked, “‘Name one country run by a black person that’s not a s***hole,’ and then he added, ‘Name one city.'”

    He said that when he and Trump were traveling to Chicago in the late 2000s, “we were going from the airport to the hotel, and we drove through what looked like a rougher neighborhood.”

    “Trump made a comment to me, saying that only the blacks could live like this,” Cohen told Vanity Fair.

    Cohen also claimed that Trump said “there’s no way'” he could let an African-American contestant from season one of “The Apprentice” be the reality show’s winner.

    All perfectly consonant with Trump’s past racist comments and his past racist behavior going back to housing discrimination in the 1970s.

    The FBI has released nearly 400 pages of records on an investigation the bureau conducted in the 1970s into racial discrimination in the rental of apartments from President Donald Trump’s real estate company.

    The files detail dozens of interviews the bureau conducted with Trump building tenants, management and employees, seeking indications that minority tenants were steered away from housing complexes.

    The records recount the stories of black rental applicants who said they were told no apartments were available, while whites sent to check on the same apartments were offered leases.

    The records, posted on the FBI’s Freedom of Information Act website, include a 1974 interview with a former doorman at a Trump building in Brooklyn who was instructed “to say Trump was not there and that I should tell him that the rent was twice as much as it really was, in order that he could not afford the apartment,” the ex-doorman said.

  41. JohnAZ November 2, 2018 at 7:29 pm #

    Argue, argue, argue.

    Who spends the most, who cares about debt, who gets us into war, who cares the most about minorities, etc.

    The two parties are both guilty of all the above.

    Cut taxes, the debt goes up.

    Raise taxes, the debt goes up because spending. Janet, you cracked me up with your comments about GOP and the budget. No one spends more than the Dems.

    War, VietNam. Started by JFK/LBJ, continued by Nixon, ended by Nixon.

    El Salvador. Reagan

    Kuwait. Bush1

    Balkans. Clinton1

    Iran/Afghanistan. Bush2

    Egypt revolution times 2. Obama/Clinton 2

    Libya. Obama/Clinton2

    Nobody cares about the minorities, you would think they are tired of being pawns.

    The Deep State runs it all and does whatever is convenient at the time to forward their agenda.

    Now of the creatures in DC who is against the Deep State?

  42. JohnAZ November 2, 2018 at 7:50 pm #

    Okay

    What do all you more Liberal types want to do?

    You are great at criticizing Trump for his agenda and just about everything else.

    What will you do different? What is the agenda for the Dems? The one you started in 2008 did nothing to progress the US during the Obama years. Add on the Bushes and thirty years of Liberal philosophy has just about destroyed the country.

    Please do something except screaming about impeachment, or kill the wall, just do something.

    • Walter B November 2, 2018 at 7:58 pm #

      It’s ok John, we are now at the bottom of the blog, or the bottom of the cesspool that it is,and what do you find settled in down there? Yup, the bottom is where the shit settles. Do not argue with the shit, do not try to reason with the shit, do not get frustrated with the shit. It is shit and it does what shit always does, it stinks. Let it be, let it rot at the bottom where it must always dwell.

    • Exscotticus November 2, 2018 at 10:36 pm #

      >>> What do all you more Liberal types want to do?

      Obama was their perfect president. Seriously they worshiped him. Virtually no criticism whatsoever. And he was doing many things that Trump is doing. Like deporting illegal aliens. And separating immigrant children from their families while refugee claims were adjudicated. And banning travel from select nations that embrace terrorism. Unlike Trump, he also nearly doubling the national debt. And let banksters off the hook for sinking the entire world economy. And killed unarmed men, women, and children with a largely secret drone army. And killed an unarmed 16-year-old from Colorado with a hellfire missile. Obama was the first President to kill an American teenage minor with a drone strike. And liberals fawned in their millions. He could do no wrong. He walked on water.

      But Obama had all the qualifications necessary for liberals: not white, liberal, mellifluous—someone who reminded them of their therapists. Someone they could share a beer with while they talk about their mental issues and genitalia.

  43. Pucker November 2, 2018 at 7:53 pm #

    This may be the best blog post that JHK has ever written? I’m humbled….

    • EvelynV November 3, 2018 at 1:52 am #

      As always you leave out the fact Obama was stuck with an opposition party that was utterly devoted to thwarting everything it could that would be seen as good governance during his tenure.

      Funny, a few years back in one of his blogs JHK announced that the republican party should be referred to as the party that destroyed America.

      I guess he was taking his meds like a good boy back then.

    • EvelynV November 3, 2018 at 1:54 am #

      I think you meant to say “I’m humiliated” (for saying so).

  44. Pucker November 2, 2018 at 7:58 pm #

    “Turning and turning the widening gyre…the falcon cannot hear the falconer….”

  45. RB November 2, 2018 at 8:12 pm #

    Why does anyone think, believe, that the “Titanic” can be fixed. We hit the iceberg ages ago. We are going down and nothing will stop that from happening. It is a numbers game and the numbers are too big to fix now.

    Its just that aboard the ship we are divided into groups: blacks, hispanics, whites, asians, moslems, evangelicals, homosexuals, bisexuals, transgenders, generations (boomers, millennials, x’ers, rich, poor, middle class, smart, dumb, informed, uninformed, ethical, dishonest, criminals, migrants, citizens, noncitizens, republicans, libertarians, democrats, union, nonunion, prolife, prochoice (death), atheists, liberals, progressives, conservatives blah, blah, blah. THE FUCKING SHIP IS DONE FOR PEOPLE. Buy some canned food and brace yourself but there are not enough lifeboats, life jackets and the captain left the boat and moved to New Zealand. The water is lapping the first deck. And yet, the arguments still go forward as to whose to blame.

    Well, I blame white men. Yes, I said it. Someone has to. Ain’t no black started a world war, no woman either. The economy is shot due to white males. Ponzi schemes are white male inventions. Every screw job in American history can be traced to a white male. Just as other groups are thinking they can get some power, the ship sinks. BTW, Obama is half white so his fuckups can be attributed to his white half. The black half was playing with the Hollywood assholes who talk a socialist game from the confines of their limos and private airplanes. Oh, the power brokers in Hollywood are white males. Oh, and let’s not forget that Facebook, Google, Amazon, Twitter, PayPal, Craigslist are all white male inventions. “Progress” is due to white males folks. Dare we wait for a white male to fix the ship and save it? How? And the likely female participants here snipe and complain about Trump and continue to worship Obama but all in all they have nothing to offer. Look at the female leadership. To a woman they are unbalanced and project all the negatives usually associated with women. Unreliables.

    And it is about power only the ship is going under. Maybe not tomorrow, or next year, but it is going. Resources are finite. The only thing that goes forever is student debt. I bet that good idea was from a white male.

    I hope that takes care of white male bashing for awhile. It gets tedious.

    • malthuss November 2, 2018 at 8:40 pm #

      WRT yr question in the first line–

      bc people have food and other necessities
      bc the check is in the mail
      bc the whoevers won the game

      etc

    • Walter B November 2, 2018 at 8:41 pm #

      Great point RB, group bashing of any kind is infantile and says more about the sorry state of the whiner than it does about the victim group. Whining about one person or one group having more “privileges” or income potential accentuates the pathetic failures of the lazy, the underachieving and also and unfortunately the handicapped (though they generally do not do much whining). For those that choose to vilify white guys I say put up or shut up. You want some? Come and get some.

      By the time I am done, I will have worked for over 50 years and earned just about $2 million dollars. I have and still live very well. I want for nothing and was able to raise four excellent children who are also motivated and living well. If that makes me some kind of a vile, disgusting greedy bastard to the unmotivated losers out there, well here I am, come and get it. Or better yet, try victimizing a professional athlete for some serious cash. Just be careful who you pick because a lot of them really suck with their finances:

      si.com/nfl/2017/06/27/vince-young-debt-chapter-11-bankruptcy

    • Janos Skorenzy November 2, 2018 at 9:11 pm #

      White Men? Yes, they’ve fucked up their own Civilization in a number of ways, one of which is bringing in other races. Why did these other races want to come here? Because they had no civilizations at all, or only ones inferior to ours. Hope that puts things in perspective for you.

      • Walter B November 2, 2018 at 9:33 pm #

        Yes Janos, allowing Africans to be brought to America and sold as slaves was a boneheaded move that keeps on taking. Allowing spook assholes like Allen and John Foster Dulles to screw Guatemala to keep United Fruit rolling in cheap bananas to sell America was not only a bad move, but it paved the way for caravaners and other SA slaves to follow the bananas to find handouts.

        It may sound as though I advocate isolationism, but I would counter that I support dealing with other nations and not abusing them thereby giving them excuses to think that they can simply walk into America because we owe them. America should welcome those that are willing to become part of what makes it work, NOT welfare recipients who drain the value out of an already diminished economic system. It seems fair to me, unless of course, collapsing the system is the goal.

        • Janos Skorenzy November 2, 2018 at 9:56 pm #

          No race is more hardheaded, hard working and hard hearted than the Chinese. Is this what you mean? Unfortunately the question then becomes: Work for whom? Or, Whom is all this For?

          A saner era understood the Yellow Peril. You I would guess, do not. Hope I’m wrong. They would have it be for them you see.

          Whom does the Grail serve? The Land and the True King are not two, Walter. There is an infinite difference (alas!) between the King of the English and the present de facto King of England. No relation whatsoever.

        • Walter B November 2, 2018 at 10:10 pm #

          Sometimes Janos, I cannot see the sense in your accusations. I have written much about the onslaught of the oriental armies. They are not much for compassion for whomever they consider their enemies, and I would venture a guess that they consider all who are not them to be thus. Yes, they have a hive mentality and will swarm over all that stand in their way one day. I do not believe that Mandarin even has a word for the concept of guilt. The shall do what they will regardless of what any other considers reasonable. The China Sea, the World Island, the Silken Road I have spoken of all of these and not as new wonders for West. Please tell me that you remember. There is nothing so terrible as an Asian army as it advances over its conquests.

          As far as the True King is concerned friend, you and I both know that His Realm is not of this world nor is it of this land or of any other land in the plane of existence.

          • Walter B November 2, 2018 at 10:41 pm #

            This plane of existence that is.

          • Janos Skorenzy November 2, 2018 at 11:30 pm #

            Immigration is invasion as William Lind and others have said. They are already within the gates cuz you weren’t watching cuz you were watching for an “army”.

            Christ is present on the altars of the world, but until he comes back in his full personal form, his representatives must reign as King in His Name. You denial of this principle cripples your Christianity.

          • Walter B November 3, 2018 at 5:03 am #

            Thank you Janos, but I will not suffer to be lectured about Christ from one who chooses to strive alone against all others rather than to embrace the principles that He set forth for us.

          • Janos Skorenzy November 3, 2018 at 3:05 pm #

            The famed Israeli military theorist, Martin Van Crevold, said the same of mass immigrations: it’s an invasion. There you go – a Jew! Now you have to believe it.

    • JohnAZ November 2, 2018 at 9:59 pm #

      Well!

      You forget one major thing!

      If it wasn’t for the White ( Caucasian, European) male, we would be living in caves with momma waiting with the kiddies for dad to come home with the mammoth meat.

      Let us see. Medicine advances, transportation advances, communication advances, civil rights advances in the sixties, materials advances to increase reliability of consumer good, improvements since the seventies of air quality and water quality,

      One of the reasons the Native Americans lost to the European onslaught is because they had no guns, no horses and no wheels. Oh yeah, the Eorpean males, and it was not only white and not only male, came up with these advances.

      All humans are endowed with sin, male, female, white, black, purple.
      Who sold slaves to Europeans, Africans. Who freed the slaves? White men, hundreds of thousands died for it.

      Blaming white men for everything bad is a crock! And very racist!

      • Janos Skorenzy November 2, 2018 at 11:03 pm #

        Yes, we MADE the Black Africans give up slavery. And the Muslims as well. And some of the Indians of the Americas, etc.

        People forget the key role of the Blacks in Black slavery. The Slave Coast of Africa is a White Man’s grave. They couldn’t go in there and get them themselves, not easily because of malaria and the terrible climate. And the large fierce tribes who would be fighting them every step of the way. So they staying off the coast and paid the Blacks to bring the slaves to them.

        • seawolf77 November 3, 2018 at 11:41 am #

          Horseshit with a bowtie.

      • EvelynV November 3, 2018 at 1:58 am #

        You are a simpleton JohnAZ. Crediting white *men* for everything good is a crock bigger than the straw man fantasy you’ve made up.

  46. SouthernYankee November 2, 2018 at 9:08 pm #

    I reiterate. I do not understand the joy and glee that some express every week as they write so certainly of Mr Trump’s imminent downfall. Did you read this weeks posts or did you only hear what was already preconceived between your ears? To be sure, Mr Kunstler is appalled by the GGG but that does not amount in any way to an endorsement of his own party or the the Left. But I suppose feckless and reckless Leftists will stop at nothing in their desperate bid to remain relevant including misrepresenting acts, and others’ opinions and coopting clearly defined political positions, Oh wait, that’s exactly what JHKs found to be so ghastly these days about the Dems and the Left. Oh silly me. I am a deplorable, I voted for Trump, the Left and its minions can all take a dump!

    • Janos Skorenzy November 2, 2018 at 9:50 pm #

      Trump uber alles! Uber? Did someone say Uber?

      • SouthernYankee November 3, 2018 at 7:28 am #

        And Hilary’s ACTUAL/FACTUAL association with Russians and not merely alleged or suspected (as Trump’s) is not an issue worthy of investigation? Really? Calling all ostriches!

        • volodya November 3, 2018 at 11:20 am #

          Of course it’s worthy of investigation. It would be laughably simple with money trails that a ten year old could follow and black and white documentary evidence that even minimally literate Ivy league grads could comprehend.

          But Hillary is a veritable Swamp monster. And Swamp monsters do not investigate their own.

        • SoftStarLight November 3, 2018 at 11:23 am #

          Hillary’s criminal associations go far beyond Russian oligarchs. We will probably never get to the truth because she is above law, but there is substantial evidence that her and her hubby have their hands in dozens of hit jobs. They also may have been involved in pedo abuse but that brings you closer to the dark web. Either way they seem to be servants of the Devil.

  47. Pucker November 2, 2018 at 9:18 pm #

    Look on the Bright Side….

    “Why does anyone think, believe, that the “Titanic” can be fixed. We hit the iceberg ages ago.”

    I suppose that the good thing about Climate Change and massive worldwide toxic algae blooms spreading across the oceans is that eventually we won’t have to worry about icebergs?

  48. Pucker November 2, 2018 at 9:25 pm #

    Feminine Leadership simply means that Men Kill out of Love (Athena-Justice) rather than killing out of Hate (Mars-War), right?

    • Pucker November 2, 2018 at 9:35 pm #

      But what if Women Hate Men, and Men Hate Women?

      • Walter B November 2, 2018 at 9:45 pm #

        Why then we are all fucked aren’t we? Perhaps that is the goal of that particular agenda.

        • JohnAZ November 2, 2018 at 10:11 pm #

          The three “original” sins, our human side, are lust for power, ethnocentrism, and the desire for vengeance. Over 50% of marriages end in divorce because two immature people cannot figure out who has the power. All three of these sins are the source of evil. And right now, these three are running out of control and destroying the US and the world.

          Revelationists blame God for the Endtimes coming. Man does not need help from God, he is perfectly capable of destroying himself.

          • SouthernYankee November 3, 2018 at 7:32 am #

            True that AZ. I still stand by Jos24:15. Don’t care what people say. The Bible is as relevant today as ever.

          • EvelynV November 3, 2018 at 11:06 pm #

            Bible as relevant “as ever” – that’s one way of getting out of saying it’s the dregs of the mumbo jumbo the various early century councils decided to preserve once the world’s most powerful secular power decided to play ball with the Roman christians and put together a fairy tale for the ages.

      • EvelynV November 3, 2018 at 2:02 am #

        You are a simpleton JohnAZ. Crediting white *men* for everything good is a crock bigger than the straw man fantasy you’ve made up.

      • EvelynV November 3, 2018 at 2:05 am #

        Take consolation in knowing women had plenty of justification, men not so much.

        • Tate November 3, 2018 at 3:05 am #

          There are many good Trump women voters thank the Lord.

          • EvelynV November 3, 2018 at 10:12 pm #

            That’s about as oxymoronish as it can get.

            And if you are one of those who believes in deities I can see why you’d believe “good” and “trump” can fit in one sentence together.

          • Tate November 4, 2018 at 2:04 am #

            Where’s the oxymoron? An oxymoron is like saying “essential luxury” or “boneless ribs” or “intelligent feminist.” I just don’t see it.

          • EvelynV November 4, 2018 at 9:24 pm #

            Pretending you can’t see the oxymoron is a good ploy for keeping up the persona of a person who is clueless and says dumb things al the time.

          • Tate November 5, 2018 at 1:38 am #

            Who’s al?

  49. amb November 2, 2018 at 10:04 pm #

    JHK:
    I believe that I am not in error by stating that you are taking a wee bit of license via revisionist statements. Check your favorite reference history books (hopefully none written by Howard Zinn the Commie)… I believe it was the Repubs who ended slavery and then pushed much harder on the civil rights reforms than the Dems (check out the actual Congressional voting stats). The Dems were the majority of slavers, and they were the damn KKK!

    Please write an addendum to this blog that corrects these historical flaw in an otherwise engaging article.

  50. PeteAtomic November 2, 2018 at 10:22 pm #

    If you wannabe a revolutionary, buy from your neighbors

    It might become that simple

  51. static1.squarespace.com/static/571d109b04426270152febe0/t/5bdcdb7e352f53417a05cab8/1541200766565/18A…

    “[t]his action is of a different order than the typical environmental case. It alleges that defendants’ actions and inactions—whether or not they violate any specific statutory duty—have so profoundly damaged our home planet that they threaten plaintiffs’ fundamental constitutional rights to life and liberty.”

    Juliana v. United States

    We’re getting closer to this bunch of kids’ lawsuit against the United States. SCOTUS is about to be invaded by a bunch of radical rascals.

    “The Government notes that the suit is based on an assortment of unprecedented legal theories, such as a substantive due process right to certain climate conditions, and an equal protection right to live in the same climate as enjoyed by prior generations. The Government further points out that plaintiffs ask the District Court to create a “national remedial plan” to stabilize the climate and “restore the Earth’s energy balance.”

    I haven’t seen this level of shenanigans since Scooby Doo went off the air.

  52. Janos Skorenzy November 2, 2018 at 11:25 pm #

    westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com/2018/11/02/black-pigeon-speaks-merkel-the-kalergi-plan/

    Conspiracy Theory? Or simply facts that you don’t know because you weren’t told? Or do you think they tell you everything? Do you tell your personal business to street people? Well guess what? That’s how the Global Elite see us.

    It’s all very well documented and is already in process. The European Union plans to genocide the People of Europe – the Whites, by merging them in with Afro-Asiatics. Can anyone doubt it? It’s happening now and was planned long ago. And yes, Hitler and the Nazis knew about the Plan. Why do you think they did what they did? And yes, it was initially financed by the Jews whom Count Coudhoven Kalergi saw as a superior race. They aren’t going to be genocided you see. In other words, the Nazis were right about the danger the Jews posed to Europe. And now? Whites are so programmed that they are genociding themselves, but of course the Jews are still involved along with their White Euro allies.

    • SoftStarLight November 3, 2018 at 12:58 am #

      I recently read about the Kalergi Plan. No wonder Christ referred to them as a brood of vipers.

    • janet November 3, 2018 at 2:31 am #

      The European Union plans to genocide the People of Europe – the Whites, by merging them in with Afro-Asiatics. Can anyone doubt it? It’s happening now and was planned long ago. And yes, Hitler and the Nazis knew about the Plan. Why do you think they did what they did? –Janos

      What did Hitler do to the Afro-Asiatics to thwart the Plan?

      • Janos Skorenzy November 3, 2018 at 3:10 pm #

        It’s what he didn’t do: Not inviting them in by the million. And yes, he had good relationships with the Mufti and Bosnian Muslims. But was he going to give them more Europe? Not in a million years.

        He excoriated the Allies for how they brought Black French troops into the conquered Rhineland after the War. And he sterilized the mixed children, largely the result of their rapes.

    • FincaInTheMountains November 3, 2018 at 4:53 am #

      The European Union plans to genocide the People of Europe – the Whites, by merging them in with Afro-Asiatics.

      If there is such a Plan, it is, according to History of the Fourth Crusade, the Northern Crusades and Albigensian Crusade, to genocide the remnants of the European Christianity, and Hitler and Nazi were definitely a part of it.

      • Janos Skorenzy November 3, 2018 at 3:11 pm #

        Finc is down with the Kalergi Plan in other words. He won’t even respond to it because he’s fine with it – and more than fine with it.

  53. janet November 2, 2018 at 11:49 pm #

    I knew the military was not with Trump. Now we learn that when Trump administration asked the Pentagon to send troops to the southern border, the administration wanted the troops to take on duties that Department of Defense officials viewed as law enforcement functions, the Pentagon said no. Dude cannot manipulate the military like they are toy soldiers.

    • janet November 3, 2018 at 12:25 am #

      According to military planning documents, about 20 percent of the roughly 7,000 migrants traveling through Mexico are likely to complete the journey. The unclassified report was obtained and published by Newsweek on Thursday. That means the United States is positioning five soldiers on the border for every one caravan member expected to arrive there. Pequiste is not needed. Militia stay home. The whole scare was a Trump political border stunt.

      “Based on historic trends, it is assessed that only a small percentage of the migrants will likely reach the border,” the report says. It was prepared by U.S. Army North, a component of U.S. Northern Command, which oversees the mission dubbed Operation Faithful Patriot.

      That is why the military is not supporting Trump’s scare tactics.

  54. janet November 3, 2018 at 12:35 am #

    Here is another way to help refugees like those in the caravan. Donate to HIAS. Welcome the stranger. Protect the refugee.

    HIAS works around the world to protect refugees who have been forced to flee their homelands because of who they are, including ethnic, religious, and sexual minorities. For more than 130 years, HIAS has been helping refugees rebuild their lives in safety and dignity.

    act.hias.org/page/6048/donate/1

    • Wizard of the Saddle November 4, 2018 at 3:54 pm #

      I clicked on your link for HIAS – “Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society.” One would assume this organization seeks to aid the Jewish diaspora in repatriating to the Jewish homeland, AKA “Israel.”

      Alas, I was mistaken in this assumption. Upon surfing to the HIAS page I find myself staring a photos of “refugees” and “migrants”…….a multitude of which are wearing hijabs, thus indicating a allegiance to the Prophet Mohamed of the Religion of Peace, that HIAS would like to resettle in the United States.

      I cannot help but wonder what would become of the minuscule Jewish minority currently living in relative peace and security in the United States if HIAS continues to facilitate the mass relocation of Islamists to this country? One especially wonders what the fate of American Jews would ultimately be if these Islamists, who do not assimilate and do not believe in religious diversity, were to become a majority of the population in the good old U.S. of A.?

      I think everyone here knows what would transpire.

      So, what are we to make of people who seemingly have a death wish? Are they sane? Are they rational? Do they have common sense or street smarts? Are they useful idiots? Do they suffer from delusions? Are they immune to logic and reason? Are they self-loathing? All of these conclusions could logically explain such self-destructive behavior.

      But, here is the rub: I am not Jewish, Leftist, ideologically blinded, nor possessed of a death wish. So I rather resent groups like HIAS that seek to import millions of foreign nationals into this country who will never assimilate and who ultimately seek to overthrow Western Civilization and culture in this country and are willing to kill all of us, if that is what is required, to realize these goals.

      So, no, I must humbly decline your kind invitation to go fund people who are certifiably bonkers. Thank you very much.

      Deo Vindice.

  55. janet November 3, 2018 at 12:40 am #

    Another way to support the refugees in the caravan fleeing violence in Honduras is to donate to Pueblo Sin Fronteras, or “People Without Borders” through Paypal.

    paypal.me/refugeecaravan

    For more than fifteen years, members of Pueblo Sin Fronteras have been reaching out to the most vulnerable immigrants in the United States and to migrants and refugees on the move.

    We are a collective of friends who decided to be in permanent solidarity with displaced peoples.

    We accompany migrants and refugees in their journey of hope, and together demand our human rights.

    We provide humanitarian aid and legal advice to migrants and refugees.

    • Wizard of the Saddle November 4, 2018 at 5:50 pm #

      Janet…..people come to JHK’s forum to exchange opinions, not to listen to sales pitches for trendy Lefty bleeding heart NGO’s.

      I genuinely believe you would do better elsewhere peddling these shopworn and rather dubious goods. You are wasting your time promoting them here, IMHO.

      Deo Vindice.

  56. FincaInTheMountains November 3, 2018 at 4:22 am #

    Introduction to Political Christianity

    Beginning here: kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/the-monster-mash/#comment-377570

    Since I’m trying to analyze the current political situation from the point of view of the theory of world colored projects that emerged in England in the 15th century during the so-called War of the Roses, I started it from it. And I ended with the February Revolution of 1917, which in fact was the result of the action of world projects in Russia, which were successful in destroying the Orthodox State due to the absence of the Orthodox World Project. And the absence of an Orthodox world project is related to well-defined reasons, one of which is the attitude of the most developed in the academic sense of the part of Orthodox Christians to Orthodox politics as something unworthy and even contrary to the very essence of Christianity.

    And there are reasons for this, but unfortunately Peter the Great imported into Russia a Western, analytical way of thinking, which has become even more established in Russia and even opponents of Orthodox politics will not participate in it because of their own style of thinking, which manifested that even people who read the Republic of Plato could not answer the elementary question for a person with creative thinking about the idea whose very existence in our world according to Plato is proof of the existence of the world of ideas.

    Moreover, this change was discovered in Tsarist Russia, where the Republic of Plato was studied not only at universities, but also in some gymnasiums.

    And the Orthodox world project is the expression of some differences of Orthodoxy from Western “Christians” in analytical form, and in this regard it is necessary to recall that the Color World Projects are a reaction of Western societies to the conquest of Western Europe in the 12th century by some anti-Christian force, whose history has yet to be written, but after the Fourth Crusade, only Doubting Thomas’ witnesses can deny its existence, from Pelevin’s “not a lodge, but a crap”.

    True, even before Pelevin, there was a theory that Constantinople was taken by mistake or that the poor Crusaders were forced to do so by Jew Enrico Dandolo, and the statement “not a lodge, but a crap” was the statement that the organizer of the first genocide in Western Europe Simon de Montfort left the Fourth Crusade after taking Zara not to prepare the Albigensian crusade, but because it turns out he did not recognize the anathema left in 1054 on the altar of St. Sophia by Cardinal Humbert.

    And the apolitical nature of Russian Orthodoxy is manifested in particular in that the unfortunate victims of Simon de Montfort in Languedoc 5 years after the same crusaders massacred in Constantinople are considered heretics and are declared the main anti-Christian force on the basis of condemnation of them by the very same Inquisition which, under a different name, had just done such blasphemy and committed atrocities in conquered Byzantium, so that they were probably envied even by the organizers of Buchenwald and Auschwitz.

    And many of them were indeed Manichaean heretics, but they did not participate in the Fourth Crusade on the side of the Crusaders, but in 1282 they in Palermo together with the Orthodox Greeks and the English frustrated Charles I of Anjou’s plan to repeat the Fourth Crusade against Orthodox Byzantium, a year before restored by Michael Palaiologos.

    And they were comrades in misfortune with the Orthodox Christians of Languedoc, who also disappeared somewhere after the Albigensian Crusade, although before there lived one of the few surviving communities of Gallo-Romans who were baptized by Saint Denis (he is Saint Dionysius).

    And I have good reason to believe that these events formed the basis of many Shakespeare’s plays, and Globe’s popularity at the beginning of the 17th century is due to the fact that 300 years after the aforementioned events, many ordinary Englishmen remembered the horrors of the Albigensian crusade and the 100-year war, and understood Shakespeare’s political allegories not only with the mind, but also with the heart.

    And the allegories were therefore allegories, because the political Christianity hidden behind them became the cause of the Hundred Years War and then of the War of the Roses, which, according to Shakespeare, began at the Templar headquarters in London with the news of the heavy defeats inflicted on the English army by a Witch named Joan of Arc, but talking openly about it during Shakespeare time was dangerous.

    Which indirectly confirms the hypothesis of people’s memory, which retains the true, CHRISTIAN sense of these events.

    And going back to the beginning of the post, I want to remind you that the analytical style of thinking, combined with the absence of the Orthodox world project, makes adherents of apolitical Christianity join one of the Western world projects, and usually Black.

    This is due to the fact that both Red and White and Black world projects are quasi-religions that deny Christ, since all of them are based on the statement that humanity has broken up into two biologically different types and the question arises, what kind of humanity did the Lord God incarnate into.

    And although the Red and White world projects in the West have a positive attitude towards Christianity, which, after the Fourth Crusade, Thomas Aquinas more or less successfully tried to restore. But it was based on the works of Moses Maimonides, and there is every reason to believe that this was the reason for the new racial anti-Semitism of the Black World Project.

    And when he came to Russia, apolitical Orthodoxy, having no desire to understand these subtleties of a political nature, but from the time of Joseph Volotsky, having become accustomed to seeing the enemy in Jews, were drawn to the Black Project, and the Whites during the Russian Civil War where not whites, but Black.

    In any case, it was on this basis that Black Project organized at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries extensive preparation for the February revolution of 1917, but today, apolitical Christians who joined them then, despite undeniable historical facts, continue to play fool and maintain that the Bolsheviks destroyed the Christian empire, whom the “patriots” who returned to Russia with the Hitler army to enslave and destroy the Russians called simply “Judeo Bolsheviks”.

    And personally, I do not see any other opportunities to overcome this tragic contradiction, apart from the frank recognition by the Orthodox Church that there can be no Christianity in the beginning of the 21st century outside of politics, and any attempts to deny this rather obvious fact lead to the fact that apolitical Christians become an easy victim of manipulators from the Black Project.

    And to recognize the Great Patriotic War as Holy War, that after the recognition of Nicholas II as the passion-bearer became an urgent political and theological necessity!!!

    • FincaInTheMountains November 3, 2018 at 5:54 am #

      The reasons for renunciation of Nicolas II as an example of Orthodox apoliticality

      March 2, 1917 between 9 and 10 am
      General Lukomsky requested that the following be conveyed to General Nikolai Ruzsky:

      en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikolai_Ruzsky

      … In my deep conviction, there is no choice, and renunciation [of the throne by Nicolas II] must take place. It must be remembered that the entire Royal Family is in the hands of the rebel forces, because, according to the information received, the Palace in Tsarskoe Selo is occupied by troops … If he does not agree, then there will probably be further excesses that will threaten the royal children, and then an civil war will begin and Russia will die under the blow of Germany, and the whole dynasty will die

      Doesn’t it appear to you that in this message the Orthodox Sovereign is informed that if he does not renounce the throne, they will kill his entire family?

      At about three o’clock in the afternoon, the Tsar decided to abdicate in favor of his son under the regency of Grand Duke Mikhail Alexandrovich. Soon after, he wrote a telegram to General Alekseev:

      “In the name of the good, tranquility and salvation of my beloved Russia, I am ready to abdicate the throne in favor of my son. I ask everyone to serve him faithfully and impartially. NICHOLAS

      On March 5, General Kornilov arrested the entire Tsar family in Tsarskoye Selo!

      I wonder why historians do not discuss this possibility? So that holiness does not overlap with politics?

    • FincaInTheMountains November 3, 2018 at 6:00 am #

      On all channels of American TV showed how Obama is taken out of the elevator and then there was a big scandal with the change of protection of the White House:

      washingtonpost.com/politics/armed-former-convict-was-on-elevator-with-obama-in-atlanta/2014/09/30/76…

  57. FincaInTheMountains November 3, 2018 at 5:10 am #

    The The Kalergi Plan – brought to a brain-washing station near you by the same people who brought the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion” and a really funny story of Jared Kushner being a Jewish Messiah and an Antichrist.

    youtube.com/watch?v=fmh8zYyAgbc

    Black Project at its best!

  58. FincaInTheMountains November 3, 2018 at 7:22 am #

    Political Christianity and the Revival of political life in the USA

    Honestly, I have already regretted that I decided to take advantage of the calm before the storm in American political life in order to uncover topics for which I simply do not have enough time when I voluntarily, but as if to work, go to Yahoo news feed to collect news for cross analysis of the political situation.

    And the main result of this analysis was a conclusion that even without my analysis is obvious to those who killed, kill and will kill in Lebanon, Serbia, Chechnya, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Iraq, Ukraine in an attempt to destroy Christianity by the physical destruction of Christians.

    Namely, that the Fourth World War now under way is a religious war. And they are trying to destroy Russia because it was created as an Orthodox state, throughout its history, including in the guise of the Soviet Union, remained an Orthodox State, and can continue to exist only as an Orthodox State.

    I suddenly saw that in the USA there is a revival of political life, or rather an ascent from the depths of Loch Ness Lake.

    And now it is clearly seen how two Loch Ness monsters struggle, but more importantly, the observation of this struggle and the pseudo-Christian inscription on the body of one of these monsters made me look for its source and as a result I found excerpts from a book describing life the legacy of Seraphim of Sarov, which many years ago quite accidentally fell into my hands for several hours and made me forget about everything, and now engage in political Orthodoxy!

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seraphim_of_Sarov

    • GreenAlba November 3, 2018 at 10:12 am #

      Better not say ‘Loch Ness Lake’ to the locals, Finca, or they’ll feed you to Nessie.

      • malthuss November 3, 2018 at 11:10 am #

        Did the tourists see you floating in the lake, one summer day?
        Did they mistake you for the blob?

        • SoftStarLight November 3, 2018 at 11:42 am #

          Now now, be nice malthuss.

        • GreenAlba November 3, 2018 at 11:53 am #

          You are clearly unfamiliar with swimming conditions in Loch Ness, Malthuss.

          But thank you for your kind thoughts.

          And if you fancy your own chances ‘floating in the lake’, be my guest. You’d be advised to do some preparation first and maybe cover yourself in goose fat. Or maybe you wouldn’t need to – I haven’t seen you.

          bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-36963187

          And it’s not a ‘lake’. It’s a loch. As the name suggests.

          • SoftStarLight November 3, 2018 at 12:12 pm #

            It looks very beautiful there! I wouldn’t want to go swimmimg though.

          • GreenAlba November 3, 2018 at 12:23 pm #

            Ah, but it can be sinister looking when the sun’s not shining. All that dark, peaty water…

            https://bariloche.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/el-nahuelito-726×400.jpg

          • SoftStarLight November 3, 2018 at 6:21 pm #

            I wonder if a monster really does live there? It is possible for things to go undetected, and we know they identify new species all the time. And even if there was a strange undiscovered species there some people wouldn’t believe it anyway because they don’t believe in things they can’t see.

          • GreenAlba November 3, 2018 at 6:55 pm #

            “And even if there was a strange undiscovered species there some people wouldn’t believe it anyway because they don’t believe in things they can’t see.”

            Hehe… I hereby invite you to visit me and the faerie people at the bottom of my garden. You may not be able to see them, but I can assure you they’re there and if you don’t believe me that’s just bad faith on your part. Really – there’s no excuse for not just damn well making the effort and BELIEVING 🙂 .

            Here’s why Nessie can’t exist:

            vox.com/2015/4/21/8459353/loch-ness-monster

            And here’s why some people will never believe ‘she’ doesn’t exist:

            theconversation.com/why-wont-scientific-evidence-change-the-minds-of-loch-ness-monster-true-believer…

          • SoftStarLight November 4, 2018 at 10:15 am #

            So maybe Nessie doesn’t exist and I am ok with that. However, unexplainable things do exist and no amount of logic can make it otherwise. Several years back, me and a friend were out late walking in the old part of town just talking and minding our business. It was a quiet night and being off of main street there was no one around. We started hearing footsteps and they weren’t ours. It sounded like someone with boots on was walking behind us. They were loud and distinct. We kept looking around and no one was there. When we would stop walking the footstep sounds stopped to. We freaked out and started walking faster to get back to where people were. The footsteps sped up with us so we bolted at that point and ran a few blocks to where there were other people.

            We never told anyone about it because they would’t believe us anyway. You know, the whole everything is explainable and if not we will just say you are crazy blah blah blah ;-)……

          • GreenAlba November 4, 2018 at 11:39 am #

            How could they not believe you, SSL? In America?

            You should have called Malthuss 🙂

          • SoftStarLight November 4, 2018 at 12:47 pm #

            So I assume you’ve never had a paranormal experience?

          • GreenAlba November 4, 2018 at 7:31 pm #

            Trump being elected came pretty close, but I got over that pretty quickly 🙂 .

      • Janos Skorenzy November 3, 2018 at 3:26 pm #

        In other words, you don’t believe in the Kalergi Plan, but if it happens to be real, you’re fine with it. People are People. The UN strictures against genocide don’t apply to Whites, obviously. Because they don’t exist and if they did, they deserve it.

  59. FincaInTheMountains November 3, 2018 at 11:20 am #

    Ukraine and political Christianity

    Nowhere is the need for political Christianity felt as in Ukraine. It is there that those Orthodox Christians who are fighting the Nazis are in the most difficult situation. They feel betrayed by the Moscow Patriarchate, who does not want to admit the obvious fact that a religious war is taking place in Ukraine and Poroshenko is an anti-Christian, and Poroshenko’s Ukraine is an anti-Russia created by the West.

    And attempts to evade this war by observing the canons are meaningless, as proved by the Poroshenko agreement concluded today with Bartholomew.

    Ukrainian President, Patriarch Bartholomew Sign Cooperation Agreement

    rferl.org/a/poroshenko-patriarch-bartholomew-sign-cooperation-agreement/29580756.html

    This is the very provoking of a war between Christians as a Black Project about which I write all the time, calling this war a New War of the Roses, and all those Orthodox churches that obey Bartholomew are the White York, Bartholomew himself is blacker than night, and Russia is left the role of the Red Lancaster, but even this will not allow her to recognize the useful idiots of the Black Project, including the Orthodox bulls, who are ready to butt all that is Red or Jewish, and they don’t care for the matador and his sword ready to deal a mortal blow.

    • Religion is certainly a cancer. Whenever this shit rises from the swamps of the Old World I am reminded how important it is to maintain a separation of church and state. But even more important is keeping cult believers at the extreme margin. Border jumping Roman Catholics included.

      • SoftStarLight November 3, 2018 at 11:48 am #

        But, you are forgetting that religion often stops the manifestation of more primitive impulses, although some people or just too primitive for the religious inhibitions to truly work. So a balance is needed. If religion is a cancer what do you propose – sheer brutality to stop bad behavior? Then it seems we are back to square one.

        • “religion often stops the manifestation of more primitive impulses”

          What exactly are you talking about here? The irrepressible urge to choke the chicken whenever Megyn Kelly is on TV?

          • Tate November 3, 2018 at 12:39 pm #

            This is your trademark move. A flippant response to a serious question.

          • SoftStarLight November 3, 2018 at 5:33 pm #

            Lol you like getting in that gutter Lil Debbie sometimes I am thinking :-). You know what I mean but you really don’t want to know what I mean.

        • EvelynV November 3, 2018 at 10:18 pm #

          Greece was never more stable than when the general population believed in their pantheon of gods. Some children used to actually believe their behavior would influence what Santa brought them.

          The influence of myths is in direct proportion the lack rational awareness.

      • SoftStarLight November 3, 2018 at 11:49 am #

        And I don’t like border jumping Catholics either ;-).

      • Exscotticus November 3, 2018 at 12:06 pm #

        Change “religion” to “New York Times” and I agree entirely.

    • FincaInTheMountains November 3, 2018 at 12:51 pm #

      By the way, the revival of American political life, which I wrote about in a previous post, is also associated with provoking a war between the Christians of America and Russia over Ukraine.

  60. FincaInTheMountains November 3, 2018 at 12:05 pm #

    Religion is certainly a cancer. Whenever this shit rises from the swamps of the Old World I am reminded how important it is to maintain a separation of church and state.

    The World War II against the Nazi Germany was proclaimed as a Holy (that is Christian War) by the Church of England in 1940 – it is not an invention of fringe religious fanatics, it is a fact.

    And the largest chunk of American political spectrum is aligned with the Church of England one way or another.

    • I think I mentioned earlier, history is a garbage can good for scrap but thats about it.

      • FincaInTheMountains November 3, 2018 at 12:28 pm #

        The fact is that the ideological war was not invented in the 20th century, and thanks to it, official history turned into an absurdity, into a chaos of facts devoid of meaning.

        kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/the-monster-mash/#comment-377570

        And people like Hillary use this in order to push through their vain ideas, which no one would ever pay attention to if the masters of the ideological warfare would not promote them like “cult” through writers and singers with beautiful legs to finally confuse and entangle traces of the centuries-old battlefield of ideological warfare.

  61. Tate November 3, 2018 at 12:30 pm #

    From Chronicles

    The Patriot
    by Nicholas Farrell
    Oct 11, 2018

    Italian journalists are forbidden these days from using the Italian word for foreign migrants who have stolen their way by subterfuge into Italy.

    By controlling which words people can use you can control their thought.  It is a thoroughly fascist idea and therefore much adored by the liberal left.

    You use the law to criminalize no-go words, and schools and universities to ensure that the reasons why people use such words vanish into thin air.  You thus change what people think.

    And in a generation or two, hey, presto!  Everybody thinks—for instance—that a sub-Saharan African man wading, suitcase in hand, out of the sea and into Europe is totally OK and that it is the duty of those on the beach to accompany him not to the nearest police station but to the nearest welfare office.

    So it is with a frisson of bittersweet joy that in the name of liberty and truth I hereby commit one small act of rebellion and write the banned Italian word in capital letters: CLANDESTINO.

    Just as in America you must call a clandestino “undocumented,” in Italy, which is where I live, you must call him irregolare

    I do not know what happens in America to a journalist who refers to a clandestino as an illegal…  But in Italy, a journalist who calls a clandestino a clandestino risks being sin-binned for a few months, or even disbarred from being a journalist, by the Ordine dei Giornalisti, the so-called profession’s governing body…

    Let us not beat about the bush.

    We are talking here about wave upon wave of fighting-age men masquerading as refugees who are ferried to Italy across the Mediterranean from Libya by rescue vessels operated either by the navies and coast guards of Italy and other E.U. countries or by virtue-signaling charities often funded by the billionaire financier George “No Borders” Soros.

    Since 2013, about 700,000 clandestini have arrived in Italy by sea from Libya…

    Even… the United Nations… concedes that most of these clandestini are not refugees.  Nearly all them are from sub-Saharan Africa or Bangladesh where there is no war.  Whatever else they may be, they are not refugees.  Nor are they poor by African standards, as each has paid the people-traffickers $1,500…  But the right to everything under the sun, by now well enshrined in Italian law… plus the lack of political willpower, mean that only about 5,000 of these fake refugees are put on a plane each year in Italy back to where they came from…

    All this helps explain why Matteo Salvini, deputy prime minister in Italy’s new populist government and leader of the radical-right Lega, is now Italy’s dominant politician, and why a perturbed Time has just put him on its cover with the anxious headline “The New Face of Europe” and the subtitle “Matteo Salvini, Italy’s Immigration Czar, Is On A Mission To Undo The E.U.”

    Naturally, Vivienne Walt, the author of the Time article, describes the 500,000 clandestini known to be in Italy… as “undocumented immigrants.”

    I would like to ask Ms. Walt: Do you honestly think that this description best describes these people?  If not, did you write it because the law censures you or because, worse, the censor is inside your head?

    The Italians, in common with a growing multitude across Europe, will not vote anymore for politicians who refuse to stop the clandestini getting into their country, or to deport those clandestini already in their country—or who refuse to call a clandestino a clandestino.
    Of course, it is not just the clandestini that the Italians are angry about, but for them and for so many other Europeans the migrant crisis is emblematic of all that has gone so wrong in Europe as they wonder in despair: Who are we?

    This is the core issue: identity.  The Italians, like everyone else in Europe, are losing not just their jobs but their country, culture, and way of life—i.e. their identity.

    Once, the Italians were more in favor of the E.U. than any other people in Europe, but since the Eurozone Crisis of 2011, which followed the global banking crash of 2008, they are among the most hostile—especially the young.

    That failure of the banks and therefore of capitalism brought the single currency to the brink of collapse.  And it caused a political war to break out in Europe between the forces of nationalism and internationalism, and those of patriotism and globalism.

    This war will decide the fate of the nations of Europe, of the euro, and of the European Union.

    It is similar to the First World War, when nations rebelled against the Austro-Hungarian Empire.  Today, the empire is the E.U.  Then as now faceless and rootless cosmopolitans pull the strings.

    The enemy of the nationalists is an unholy alliance of the internationalist “no borders” and “humanitarian” left for whom nations are the root of all evil and the global corporatist right for whom nations are an obstacle to profit.

    This is not a war between right and left.

    The conflict sees left-wing, blue-collar workers and right-wing conservatives determined to defend their countries, culture, and way of life united in battle against left-wing metro intellectuals in cahoots with right-wing robber-baron capitalists.

    This is why the bankster capitalist Soros, for example, supports the “no borders” internationalist left…

    Salvini, aged 45, has rapidly emerged as Europe’s nationalist-in-chief.  Very down-to-earth and usually tieless, always ready with a barroom joke, he spends much of his time on Facebook, where he has three million followers, or at public meetings, often in a T-shirt, jeans, and sneakers and posing for selfies with anyone who asks.  He abandoned a university degree in history to become a full-time politician.

    His adversary is French President Emmanuel Macron, who is Europe’s globalist-in-chief.  This buttoned-up 40-year-old ex-Rothschild banker, ex-socialist, and darling of the global liberal left, never mingles with the people.

    Salvini is today’s standard-bearer of Gen. Charles De Gaulle’s concept of what the E.U. should be—“L’Europe des Patries.”  And basta!

    He is hostile to the euro because it has abolished the monetary sovereignty of 19 member nations and until a year or so ago was determined to return Italy to the lira.  But when Marine Le Pen of the Front National (now renamed the Rassemblement National), who had promised to hold a referendum in France on the euro, lost the 2017 French presidential election to Macron, he shelved the idea—for now…

    Macron, meanwhile, is the new—perhaps the last—great hope of those who dream of abolishing the nations of Europe and replacing them with a United States of Europe.  The euro was meant to be the carrot and stick with which to cajole Europeans into achieving this dream.  But as even fools know, you cannot have a currency union without a political union, and there is no political union—only purgatory.

    Eurozone membership has condemned the poorer, less efficient southern members such as Italy to economic stagnation since the global banking crash of 2008.  Youth unemployment rates in Club Med countries are 40 percent, give or take.  In Italy, little more than 50 percent of the working-age population actually do work, and Italy’s public debt is a staggering 132 percent of GDP (the fourth highest in the world)  …GDP remains smaller than it was before the crash.

    …[P]olitical union can be achieved only if it is imposed on the people of Europe, because they will never vote for it.  Least of all the Germans, who would be compelled to accept joint liability for the stratospheric debts of the southern Eurozone countries.

    [T]he European Commission… is unelected, and its Parliament toothless.  The more it moves toward political union, the less democratic and more imperial it becomes.

    Above all, the people of the 28 member nations of the E.U. would never vote in favor of political union for a quite separate reason: patriotism…

    What the people of Europe do have in common is Christianity, but this was loudly and deliberately excluded from the preamble defining what Europe is all about in the 2007 Lisbon Treaty,[Kalergi Plan] the closest the E.U. has to a constitution.

    Yes, if the aim is to create a United States of Europe, then Macron’s imperialist solution is technically the right one, and Salvini’s nationalist solution the wrong one.  But only the elite support Macron, whereas the people support Salvini.

    All summer Salvini and Macron have been slinging insults at each other—mainly about the clandestini and what to do with them.  But while the popularity of Salvini, who has two children and whose girlfriend is a television cooking-show host, soars in the polls, that of Macron, who has no children and whose far-older wife was once his schoolteacher, plummets.

    In Italy’s March elections, at which no party secured enough votes to govern on its own, the Lega got 17 percent (compared with 4 percent in the previous general election in 2013) and formed a coalition government with its opponent, the alt-left Five Star Movement, which had got the most votes (32 percent).

    According to the polls the Lega is now consistently at 32-percent approval, while Five Star has dropped to 28 percent.  Together, that adds up to a very impressive 60 percent.
    And it is Salvini and the Lega that are in charge.

    Salvini’s opponents brand him racist, nationalist, and fascist.  Progressive Catholics have called him Satan.

    Yet support for Salvini continues to grow.  This is because—I am convinced—he is a patriot.  And the people of Italy and Europe are crying out loud for patriots.

    George Orwell, the author of Nineteen Eighty-four, which was above all about the control of thought by totalitarian states, was a revolutionary socialist but at the same time a patriot.

    He drew a distinction between patriotism (good) and nationalism (bad) in a 1945 essay called “Notes on Nationalism.”

    Patriotism is the healthy desire to defend one’s country, culture, and way of life from other countries—he wrote—while nationalism is the dangerous desire to impose one’s country, culture, and way of life on other countries…

    When I interviewed him in Rome in June, I mentioned this distinction between patriotism and nationalism to Steve Bannon, former White House chief strategist and chief executive of Breitbart.

    Bannon’s new mission in Europe—where he aims, he has said, to spend 80-90 percent of his time—is to help populist parties in each E.U. country crush the liberal center, which for decades has called the shots in Brussels, at the European Parliament elections in May 2019 via a foundation he has set up in Brussels called The Movement.

    The aim for these countries, he says, is not to exit the E.U., as Britain has done, but to enforce root-and-branch reform of the E.U. from within.

    His buzz phrase to define his brand both in America and in Europe is “National Populism,” and his take on Italy, because she has found a way to merge left-wing and right-wing populism, is that she is “the center of the political universe”—an experiment which, if it works, “will change global politics.”

    I told him that European populists were loath to use the words national or nationalist because of their associations with Hitler’s National Socialism, and preferred the word patriot instead.

    “That’s bullshit,” he told me.

    I got the feeling not that Bannon wants to resurrect the Nazi way of doing things but that the word nationalist means something much less dangerous in America than it does in Europe.

    Salvini’s message to the migrants (there may be millions) lining up on the other side of the Mediterranean in Libya is simple: “La pacchia è finita.” (“The party’s over.”)
    In June, he refused to allow NGO rescue vessels that pick up migrants off the Libyan coast to dock anymore in Italy. 

    For the first time in many years there are now no NGO vessels operating off the Libyan coast.
    Salvini then turned his fire on the fleet of E.U. naval vessels involved in Operation Sophia, set up by Brussels in 2015 supposedly to stop the Libyan people-smugglers but which also ferries clandestini to Italy, and on his own coast guard, which plays a key supporting role.  In August, he refused to let an Italian coast-guard vessel—the Diciotti—disembark its cargo of 177 rescued migrants in Catania, in southeastern Sicily, insisting Europe should take them.

    In any normal country, it would surely be unthinkable that the deputy leader of a new government elected specifically to stop refugees being ferried across the Mediterranean from North Africa to his country should face trial for actually doing so.  But Italy is not a normal country, and so prosecuting magistrates in Agrigento, Sicily, immediately placed Salvini under formal investigation for kidnapping migrants (maximum sentence: 30 years in jail).

    In a normal country this would perhaps have been a fatal blow, but in Italy it was a stroke of great luck that made Salvini even more popular than he already was.

    For in Italy, it is a badge of honor to be hounded by an Italian investigating magistrate, because Italy’s arbitrary, incompetent, and politicized justice system is widely seen as the enemy not just of the people but of justice itself.

    As Machiavelli noted: In order to prevail, a successful prince needs Fortuna as well as virtù.
    Salvini has got them both.

    • FincaInTheMountains November 3, 2018 at 12:42 pm #

      Least of all the Germans, who would be compelled to accept joint liability for the stratospheric debts of the southern Eurozone countries.

      Poor Krauts…

      Wasn’t that the Wirtschaftswunder (Adenauer Economic Miracle) was funded by the gold and art they stole from all over Europe and never gave back?

      • Tate November 3, 2018 at 1:28 pm #

        Did you notice the Kalergi Plan insertion?

    • volodya November 3, 2018 at 1:57 pm #

      “Rootless cosmopolitans” are as daft as they are self-interested. “Daft” because it never occurred to them that their “rights” don’t exist outside the context of a nation state which has got the muscle by way of police forces and military and judiciaries and regulatory bodies to enforce said “rights”. And “daft” because these same nation states are what these cosmopolitans are doing their best to undermine.

      And self-interested because for all their talk of “compassion”, these cosmopolitans don’t want to pay tax, they buy politicians to enact laws to evade taxes or they get lawyers to concoct fantastical legal schemes for the same purpose. And, do these “rootless cosmopolitans” live cheek by jowl with those they’re so “compassionate” towards? Um, no, it’s fair to say that “migrants” are dumped into the worst, most impoverished neighborhoods full of people that themselves could use a break or two, let’s say by way of decent employment and paycheck. Never mind the migrants, where’s the – cough – compassion towards people already there? Precious little, how many countries in Europe have got towering levels of unemployment? And yet the Merkels want yet more people that won’t have a hope in hell?

      Fair to say like in the US, they saved the bankers an screwed everyone else.

      • volodya November 3, 2018 at 1:59 pm #

        typo : *and* screwed everyone else.

      • janet November 3, 2018 at 2:42 pm #

        it never occurred to them that their “rights” don’t exist outside the context of a nation state –volodya

        volodya, do you understand the difference between a nation and a nation-state?

        No nation has a right to exist. There is no ethical basis for such claims, they are simply political demands of nationalist movements. Most nations which ever existed on this planet have disappeared anyway, and there is nothing wrong with that. There is no reason why the currently existing nations should remain in existence for ever, and that applies equally to the nation-states.

        Nation states must eventually be abolished to have a peaceful world. The ‘Europe of the Empires’ was replaced by the present ‘Europe of the Nation-States’, but it too will ultimately disappear.

        Nationalists — meaning all those who support the existence of nation-states — are conservative and past-oriented. The national populations already have a culture, by definition, and don’t need a new one. So, although it does not get much attention in nationalism theory, or in the propaganda of nationalists themselves, nationalism is inherently hostile to experiment and innovation. (If there is any large-scale social innovation in a nation-state, it is usually driven by rivalry with other nations, or wartime necessity). The creation of utopian states in Europe, or any form of innovative sovereign zone, requires the disappearance of the nation-state.

    • K-Dog November 3, 2018 at 4:36 pm #

      A sub-Saharan African man wading, suitcase in hand, out of the sea and into Europe is totally OK.

      Mocking racist outrage.

      He’d be fine with this wading out of the sea.

      So the rasis lost me, no I spelled that right. But I truge on knowing that enduring the disgusting goop in this mind might help me understand my mind better.

      Add 1 cup Soros and stir well using medium heat. Adding a dash of clandestino is optional.

      The rest is a whirlwind of random statements having no point at all. Total random goop. Lifting Nicholas Farrell brainpan and seeing even a little peek inside can make you puke.

      • K-Dog November 3, 2018 at 4:39 pm #

        Farrell‘s brainpan

        disgusting

      • Tate November 3, 2018 at 5:57 pm #

        You provide no better example of the thorough brainwashing of the Western mind to believe things that are patently false & to deny things that are patently true.

        For example, the typical European is supposed to welcome with open arms an illiterate sub-Saharan African wading out of the sea but not the image you link to of a stunning mermaid with European features doing the same (assuming the mermaid could wade)?

        Normal human preference is “disgusting” to you?

        Aren’t you being inconsistent with your own previous statements here opposing the unchecked immigration from south of our border when you decry a similar response among Europeans?

    • SoftStarLight November 3, 2018 at 6:43 pm #

      Emmanuel Macron is a metro type man and he has quickly lost his appeal.

  62. janet November 3, 2018 at 12:43 pm #

    Melania Trump is an example of how immigrants come to the USA, work illegally on a tourist visa, then get a green card or EB-1 visa, then get citizenship, then bring their family members here. She arrived in 1996 on a tourist visa and worked illegally as a model. Immigrants are very resourceful entrepreneurs, like the entrepreneur caravan headed our way. I welcome them.

    Melania Trump obtained US citizenship on a visa reserved for immigrants with “extraordinary ability” and “sustained national and international acclaim”. Nicknamed the “Einstein Visa”, the EB-1 is in theory reserved for people who are highly acclaimed in their field — the government cites Pulitzer, Oscar, and Olympic winners as examples — as well as respected academic researchers and multinational executives. Melania must be very exceptional to have gotten an EB-1 visa.

    Mrs Trump began applying for the visa in 2000, when she was Melania Knauss, a Slovenian model working in New York and dating Donald Trump. She was approved in 2001, one of just five people from Slovenia to win the coveted visa that year, according to the Post.

    Becoming a citizen in 2006 gave her the right to sponsor her parents, Viktor and Amalija Knavs, who are now in the US and in the process of applying for citizenship.

    And that process of accepting immigrants (tourist visa, work visa, green card, citizenship), repeated millions of times, is what makes America great.

    • K-Dog November 3, 2018 at 12:51 pm #

      I she wants to leave and come back in through Mexico riding on a train for hundreds of miles before she gets here, I’m good with it.

      • janet November 3, 2018 at 2:20 pm #

        Immigrants come many different ways: by land, by underground tunnel, by sea, by submarine, by air …. Across the northern border, across the southern border, and in airports all over the heartland. Why do you stereotype “riding on a train”? Like Melania, 40% come by air. Of course, a border wall will not stop immigrants from arriving. It will only cause a re-routing. Nothing can stop immigration, especially not Trump’s racist wall.

        • Exscotticus November 3, 2018 at 4:18 pm #

          >>> Trump’s racist wall

          Last I checked, walls thwart all races. And since when are Latin Americans a race?

          LOL. You call things racist so often, you forgot what the word means…

        • Wizard of the Saddle November 5, 2018 at 2:36 pm #

          Walls are physical structures, not sentient beings. Seeing how they lack brains, they are incapable of being “racist” or holding opinions on much of anything else. (Sort of like Janet….)

          What IS racist is the Left’s project to replace the historic American nation that fought the Revolution, wrote the U.S. Constitution, expanded the nation from the Atlantic to the Pacific, won two world wars, defeated the Soviet Union in the Cold War, and built the strongest economy the world has ever seen.

          For some odd reason Janet and people who hold opinions like Janet, seem to resent these achievements and would prefer to replace the historic American nation with low-IQ economic migrants and criminals from third world nations because ignorant peasants are so much easier to manage and control than are well-educated, law-abiding, high-IQ Americans.

          Thankfully, those of us descended from the patriots of the Revolution are on to the scheme. We will not be replaced. We are done retreating. We are done apologizing. In 2016 we decided to “wheel and fight.”

          So now, here we stand. If you think you can erase us, then bring it on. It will not end well for you and your ilk. Our ancestors knew this day might come, which is why they made sure to enshrine the right to keep and bear arms in our constitution. If it comes to a fight, we will fight. Bank on it.

          Deo Vindice.

    • K-Dog November 3, 2018 at 12:51 pm #

      I she wants to leave and come back in through Mexico riding on a train for hundreds of miles before she gets here; I’m good with it.

      • FincaInTheMountains November 3, 2018 at 12:57 pm #

        – Doctor, I have become so forgetful, I don’t remember anything

        – And how does it happen?

        – What happens?

        • K-Dog November 3, 2018 at 4:42 pm #

          It is a puzzle just for you. One character is different. Find it.

    • Exscotticus November 3, 2018 at 1:03 pm #

      172,000 lawful Slovenian immigrants, and 20,000,000 illegal aliens from Latin America. Yes, janet, that accurately describes our immigration system under Dems and RINOs.

      • janet November 3, 2018 at 2:25 pm #

        Did you know Slovenia is a country… and Latin America is not?

    • Exscotticus November 3, 2018 at 1:15 pm #

      >>> She was approved in 2001, one of just five people from Slovenia to win the coveted visa that year

      As meanwhile a million Latin Americans won the coveted thank-god-there’s no-wall-and-no-military-to-stop-me visa that year.

      • janet November 3, 2018 at 2:26 pm #

        They are entrepreneurs intent upon improving their lives. More power to them! And they deserve immediate citizenship because they made it here to build a new life. I salute them.

        • janet November 3, 2018 at 2:30 pm #

          Location. Location. Location.

        • Exscotticus November 3, 2018 at 2:54 pm #

          Thank you for admitting that you do not respect rule of law, and that you salute this murdering rapist, one of many who unlawfully enter the USA thanks to open border Democrats.

  63. ozone November 3, 2018 at 12:57 pm #

    …In other non-news:
    Another Saturday with no “weak-ly address” by Trip-G. What’s he so busy with that he can’t read somebody else’s writing for a minute and a half, once a week?
    Man, this guy is just fuckin’ *lazy*. It’s probably why he hired a claque of morons to do his thinking for him too.

    Oh well, the rest of the world now gets a good, hard look at what Americans have morphed into and what values they really represent. A shattering of delusions and false hopes is not a bad thing; what’s done about it is another story… yet to be written.

    • Janos Skorenzy November 3, 2018 at 7:23 pm #

      So you’re for the Caravan in other words?

      • Wizard of the Saddle November 5, 2018 at 2:42 pm #

        Janos, it is pretty clear that Janet the Troll is very much “down with it” when it comes to inviting caravan after caravan after caravan of 3rd World border invaders into this country.

        Clearly she not only has read “Camp of the Saints” but was the lead cheerleader for the invading hordes.

        Perhaps Trump should give a temporary waiver to a couple of dozen MS-13 gangbangers entering the country on the condition that they must live in Janet’s home and she will be solely responsible for supplying them with all that they require….food, shelter, medical care, dope, booze, sex, etc…..

        Deo Vindice.

    • ozone November 4, 2018 at 9:03 am #

      vladdie on the attack again? Good thing they’ve got some new sockies to play with; a smoke-screen of atomized poisons. Are they having fun bringing the comment space to new lows? (I’m sure they do; let’s just call it a personality quirk, this preference for cruelty.)

      Do we have to be reminded that the point of this vitriol is to make JHK look like a writer not worth reading because of a supposed extremely hateful, right-wing bent? Never assume that he “agrees” with these (or any) comments just because he hasn’t the time or temperament to refute/rebut/erase them all.

      “Free Speech” is also a cover for evil agendas as well as for expressing legitimate grievances. — Depends on how you like your Orwell served.

  64. Tate November 3, 2018 at 1:48 pm #

    Did you see the cartoon in the NYT. Trump is standing before a line of troops & he is pointing to the southern border. One of the troops is saying to another:

    “I enrolled to fight in the Middle East… Not the Midterms!”

    Man alive, do these elitist minions of the NYT really think us deplorables in flyover country where the vast majority of military manpower is recruited from are this out of touch that they can just pull this kind of horseshit on us?

    First, you don’t “enroll” in the military; you enlist. A blatant display of ignorance right there. Suffice to say that no one on that rag has in the slightest any military experience or connections.

    Second, ask any random service member what we’re doing in Iraq & they won’t have a clue. Or if they do have a clue, they know the score enough not to say. How improbable is it that anyone would join up hoping to go to that sandbox? Various tribes have been fighting over those scraps of desert for thousands of years; let them continue to do so on their own behalf; we have no quarrel there (well, maybe the staffers at the NYT have a quarrel there but that doesn’t concern the rest of us.)

    In contrast, everybody knows that a military’s prime mission is to protect one’s own country from invasion, no matter what form it takes. Dopish!

    • janet November 3, 2018 at 2:04 pm #

      First, you don’t “enroll” in the military; you enlist. A blatant display of ignorance right there. –Tate

      Spoken like a true elitist minion.

      everybody knows that a military’s prime mission is to protect one’s own country from invasion

      And everybody should know that an unarmed poor brown woman, wearing flip flops, walking toward the border to surrender to border officials at an authorized port of entry, with the stated purpose to legally request asylum, IS NOT AN INVADER. Duh!

      • janet November 3, 2018 at 2:09 pm #

        Everybody should also know it is a misuse of the military to have them receive paperwork at the border from unarmed people peacefully and legally requesting asylum. The Pentagon knows. That is why they told Trump “NO!” and refused Trump’s request to have the military function in a clerical capacity. Dopish!

        The military is responsible for, and has conducted, a threat assessment. They concluded there is no threat from those nonviolently and legally requesting asylum at the border.

        • Exscotticus November 3, 2018 at 3:23 pm #

          >>> The military is responsible for, and has conducted, a threat assessment. They concluded there is no threat from those nonviolently and legally requesting asylum at the border.

          Tell that to the Mexican law enforcement officers who were hit with stones and injured when they ordered the unlawful mob to stop.

          And now the next caravan is even more emboldened…

          “…migrants threw rocks and glass bottles at police and officers…”

          “…migrants had thrown Molotov cocktails at police…”

          “…trying to knock down the entrance gate to Mexico with a battering ram.”

          We shall see what our military does when it’s their turn to face this rock- and glass- and Molotov-cocktail-throwing invasion force. Somehow I doubt they’ll roll over. The USA military’s reputation is on the line. If they can’t stop this mob, then our enemies the world over will be emboldened.

          • The New York Times cited the Nigerian government using Trump’s quote about “Rocks as rifles” to justify opening fire on a Shiite muslim protest that was blocking a highway.

            youtube.com/watch?v=pkm4XpBTnbU

            Nigeria is a very religious country… unfortunately. They’ve let the islam in, and now they have serious and perpetual problems.

          • Janos Skorenzy November 3, 2018 at 7:28 pm #

            Since bullets are verboten, let them use their bayonets as they did on White American protestors in Little Rock long ago.

            As the Koran says, Kill one, terrify a thousand. Let the Caravan Clandestinos be sent running for their miserable lives, no doubt trampling “the children” as they go.

            Surely the taking of one Latin American life is worth the saving of two hundred million White American lives put in danger by these caravans, which will wax ever larger if decisive action is not taken.

          • EvelynV November 3, 2018 at 10:26 pm #

            If Janos Skorenshitski is included with the millions of lives mentioned it could be a tough bargain to turn down.

            Seriously, you must be a fear ridden little man to come up with such hyperbolic admissions about the demons that haunt you.

          • GreenAlba November 4, 2018 at 9:00 am #

            Evelyn

            Janos is terrified. He clings to a religion he doesn’t believe in for the sake of superstition and opportunism. He’s a CINO. He believes in little of what normal Christians believe so he twists Christianity into a sick, perverse version of what is already a human invention, but previously one with a bit of human goodwill attached (although not always, as many have known to their cost).

            And he tells all the other Christians they’re wrong. ‘Church fathers’ included. I mean, they’d have to be, to make him right.

            Janos’ Christianity has to serve something that is more important to him than Christianity, which is, within the framework of Christianity itself, blasphemous. He chooses the blasphemy but he can’t admit that’s what it is – because he’s afraid – so he has to twist the Christianity itself. Foundation level human psychology.

            He would be much more ‘himself’ – and way more honest – if he abandoned himself totally to the mystic Aryan paganism that is his real essence and let go of the poorly fitting veneer of opportunistic Christianism that his upbringing has left him with (give me the child until he is seven…).

            But he can’t.

            Because he is terrified of a universe that is indifferent to him and what he has made the core of his being and the meaning of his life. One day there will be no more white men any more than any other kind of men and Janos is afraid of being nothing. Very afraid. Hatred is almost always born of fear.

            The better adapted among us see that we can choose what is good without being forced into it by fear. Because we are naturally made happy by seeing people not suffering and by seeing good human projects function well because of decent and honest human behaviour (nod to Walter, whose Christianity is more honest because Walter is honest).

            Hence we can work peaceably alongside real Christians to the same shared ends, but not with sick perversions of Christianity like Janos.

            Give me a child until he is seven – and I may just give you a schizophrenic scaredy cat.

          • SoftStarLight November 4, 2018 at 10:27 am #

            These lofty and dainty ideas sure are cute. But they don’t pan out in the real and violent world we inhabit. I think it’s funny (and I do laugh out loud) that foresight is mistaken for fear. I don’t pretend to know much but I can tell the difference. Thank God that there are those who can see and do know! They won’t be caught off guard when reality knocks on the door.

          • GreenAlba November 4, 2018 at 11:35 am #

            “I think it’s funny (and I do laugh out loud)…

            Well I realise that, SSL. I can’t be the only one who’d love to have a tenner for every ‘LOL’ 🙂 .

            But the rest of your post has nothing whatever to do with what I said about Janos’ twisted ‘Christianity’ and my contention that his analyses of pretty much everything would be simpler if he just took the honest route of dumping it and not insulting what Christianity actually stands for.

            You are right to be prepared for dangers. I am too. I’m pretty certain I’ve witnessed rather more reality than you have in your short life. But that has nothing to do with my point.

          • SoftStarLight November 4, 2018 at 12:39 pm #

            But complexity doesn’t mean twisted. Nuance is necessary. We can’t allow ourselves to remain stagnant as the demands around us change. He said so. So to me it’s on the table. You can still love Jesus even so. But hey what do I know.

          • GreenAlba November 4, 2018 at 1:40 pm #

            As I said before, SSL, the symbol of Christianity shouldn’t be the fish, it should be the cherry.

          • Janos Skorenzy November 4, 2018 at 1:50 pm #

            Evie Lynn: We are being invaded. Any number of military theorists admit that mass immigration is an invasion if the invaded country did not invite them. Of course rogue elements of America did invite them, but that’s not the point. The result will be conquest unless something is done – and violence is inevitable. How do you think America was created? The Indians didn’t hand it over to us you know. You owe everything you have to the Conquerors, the White Men who did what they needed to do to conquer and bequeath this Land to us.

            You owe them gratitude at the very least. We need to bring back Ancestor worship.

          • Janos Skorenzy November 4, 2018 at 1:55 pm #

            Alba: The Muslims pick and choose too. But they haven’t forgotten “Kill one, terrify a thousand”. In your little red book, the only real Christians are pacifists. Sorry, the Church Fathers ruled otherwise long ago. So you’re wrong.

            No one maxim can say everything or fits every situation. Just chant Om is you want it to be that simple. Or say the Shahada, “There is no God but Allah and Mohammad is his Prophet.” Or the Jesus prayer, “Lord Jesus Christ have mercy on me, a sinner”.

            But of course you won’t do any of these things.

          • GreenAlba November 4, 2018 at 6:08 pm #

            Janos

            The Muslims mostly added layers of nonsense to what was already there. Nonsense made dangerous because of their fanatical adherence to it and insistence that it is The Final Revelation. In its warring variations too. Christianity has done the same in its time.

            “In your little red book, the only real Christians are pacifists. Sorry, the Church Fathers ruled otherwise long ago. So you’re wrong.”

            The Church Fathers were not Jesus. The Church Fathers had to live in the real world that Jesus only spent a short time in. I do not think Jesus would have taken up arms and killed anyone, but the Church Fathers couldn’t say what Jesus would have done any more than I can. Jesus wasn’t expecting the world to be around very long and he knew nothing of anything but a tiny, parochial part of it.

            “No one maxim can say everything or fits every situation. Just chant Om is you want it to be that simple. Or say the Shahada, “There is no God but Allah and Mohammad is his Prophet.” Or the Jesus prayer, “Lord Jesus Christ have mercy on me, a sinner”.

            But of course you won’t do any of these things.

            It isn’t simple and life is a long sequence of dilemmas. I won’t be doing any of those things (although I have, often) but I take every dilemma as it comes, knowing there are no trite answers to anything much that matters.

            I’m not a pacifist, by the way. At least not in any sense other than believing that war should only be an absolute last resort. But even Churchill thought ‘jaw jaw’ should always be tried first.

          • EvelynV November 4, 2018 at 9:20 pm #

            Replies seem to get misplaced once too far in so who knows where this lands but

            Janos Skorenshitski, being full blood Shoshone would force me to assert you are one badly myopic egotist.

            “You owe them gratitude at the very least. We need to bring back Ancestor worship.”

            How about we make a date for next Columbus day and I’ll bring some ancestral skinning knives I can celebrate you with? Where do you impose your carcass on the people forced to be your neighbor?

          • Janos Skorenzy November 4, 2018 at 11:12 pm #

            Bravo Eva Lyn! But bearing the hatred of the conquered (that’s you) is the first duty of Conqueror. Whites have forgotten that by and large. I try and remind them. You hate us. I accept that. Even though we spared you by and large – something that you folks didn’t always do for each other. There’s nothing we can ever do that can make you stop hating us, except to leave or die. But how many of you really want to go back to living primitively or “close to the Earth”? Very few. Careful of what you wish for!

      • Exscotticus November 3, 2018 at 3:10 pm #

        >>> And everybody should know that an unarmed poor brown woman, wearing flip flops…

        Too late, janet. The media has already described the invading army as mostly young men. And of course you can see it for yourself.

        Meanwhile, here is the Democratic open border plan in action: Illegal immigrant accused of raping, impregnating non-verbal 13-year-old girl

        janet go tell that child and her family about the unarmed poor brown woman, wearing flip flops. I’m sure they’ll be interested.

    • volodya November 3, 2018 at 2:11 pm #

      National defense is the national government’s numero uno priority.

      With you on this, the NYT is a most laughable rag whose primary function in the on-rushing future will be in a latrine near you. As JHK would say, they’re destined for the garbage barge of failed arrangements.

      What the NYT dick-heads fail to grok is that they insult those who bear arms. In itself not smart. They hold themselves as above and almighty, yet they’re hand-in-glove with a political and financial elite that gutted the country and ruined the lives of all those millions of “deplorables” that form the backbone of the military. Do they think it escaped the notice of said “deplorables”?

      When it comes to “stupid” the NYT is really swinging for the fences.