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I guess you’ve noticed by now that the center didn’t hold. Instead of a secure platform for political premises like tradition, precedent, rationality, and cultural norms, you see a fiery maw of sheer emotion between the camps of the so-called Left and the so-called Right.

I say so-called because the campus Left and the Trump Right have escaped the categorical corrals they formerly occupied. And they may have left their customary official parties stranded and dying too. It may be fatuous to say whether that is a good or bad thing; it just is, for the moment. They are two halves of a polity so broken and so far apart that it is also hard to see how they might ever come back together into a consensus about how a society might operate successfully.

Not having a consensus — some substantial overlap between circles of perspective — it’s not surprising that America can’t construct a coherent view of what is happening, or make a plan for what to do about it. Mainly what’s happening is the running down of fossil fuel based techno-industrial economies, and the main symptom is falling standards of living, with fading prospects for future happiness and security.

As I’ve said before, our economic picture is basically untenable due to the falling energy-return-on-investment of the crucial oil supply (shout-out to Steve St. Angelo). At the high point of 1920s oil production the ratio was around 100-1. The shale oil “miracle” is good for about 5-1. The aggregate of all oil these days is under 30-1. Below that number, you’ve got to shed some activities in our complex economy (or they just get too expensive to support) — things like high-paying labor jobs, medical care, tourism, college, commuting, heating 2500 square foot homes…). Oddly the way it’s actually working out is that America is simply shedding its whole middle class and all its accustomed habits and luxuries. At least that’s how it adds up in effect. Naturally, that produces a lot of bad feeling.

President Trump is unlikely to be able to fix that essential problem, unless he can pilot the whole political-economy into a glide-path leading toward neo-medievalism — what I call the World Made By Hand. Trump’s call for restoring the factory economy of 1962 is a low-percentage prospect. Instead, he’ll be saddled with the collateral damage caused by the dishonest effort of his recent predecessors to borrow from the future to pay for the way we live now — that is, racking up debt. This mighty debt-load, never before seen in history, and the accounting fraud that enables it, has helped produce all kinds of distortions, perversities, and fragilities in our money system (finance and banking) which can easily slip into collapse if a crucial prop fails here or there, and that is exactly what I think will happen under Trump. It will not be his fault, but he’ll get blamed for it. And when it happens, he won’t be able to give his attention to anything but that.

In the meantime, society shows all the symptoms of this literal economic disease in the political and cultural fissures of the day. The political Right failed in its role as prudent conservator of values, resources, and practical custom; the political Left has taken refuge in sentimental fantasy, using the semantic ploys of the graduate school seminars to pretend that reality is whatever they wish it to be. Uncomfortable with the age-old tensions of sexuality? Then pretend that you can opt out of the dynamics of biology by declaring yourself “non-binary,” a term with a pleasing science-y flavor. Tensions gone? Not really. You’ve only made them worse as, for instance, expressed in “non-binary” suicide rates. The perversities of transsexual triumphalism are related directly to the falsehoods of Federal Reserve trans-monetarist triumphalism, and all parties are subject to the matrix of racketeering that has taken the place of plain dealing in goods, money, and ideas in this society — especially ideas grounded in reality.

Societies may not exactly be organisms with intentions, but they move in a particular direction because they are emergent phenomena. That is, they are self-organizing according to the circumstances and forces they are subject to at a certain time and place in history. Decadence is specifically the decay of social and cultural boundaries, a process that is manifestly accelerating now. Both sides of the political spectrum are acting out this dynamic, with the vacuum in the middle sucking vitality out of each side. The Left has become a kind of pagan religion of sacred victims and victimhood, collecting sacred injuries and martyrs. Its dark secret, though, is that these sacred things are only straw-dogs and wicker-men. The real animating motive for the Left these days is simply the pleasure of coercion, of exercising the power to punish their adversaries and watch them suffer.

The Trump Right also enjoys the writhings and sufferings of its adversaries, squashed bug style, as it goes forth in the quixotic battle to bring back 1962 at all costs. Both the Left and the right show not a little sadism in their methods. In the background of these histrionics, the great groaning machine of Modernity lurches toward collapse — not the end-of-the-world as many foolishly imagine, but the end of a phase of history when things that used to work, don’t. At a certain point, we’ll have to try other ways of being with each other on this planet, and then for a while things will come together again.

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James Howard Kunstler is the author of many books including (non-fiction) The Geography of Nowhere, The City in Mind: Notes on the Urban Condition, Home from Nowhere, The Long Emergency, and Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinking, Technology and the Fate of the Nation. His novels include World Made By Hand, The Witch of Hebron, Maggie Darling — A Modern Romance, The Halloween Ball, an Embarrassment of Riches, and many others. He has published three novellas with Water Street Press: Manhattan Gothic, A Christmas Orphan, and The Flight of Mehetabel.

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  1. BackRowHeckler February 3, 2017 at 9:53 am #

    I wonder if some sort of Civil War is in the offing?

    California is threatening to secede, and claim to be serious about it.

    Its hard to see these two sides agreeing on anything, excepting hating each other.

    brh

    • Cold N. Holefield February 3, 2017 at 11:09 am #

      What we’re witnessing is the end of the feigning even of Democracy. They have allowed Trump to become POTUS so it can be pinned on him, but it’s what they want. Full Spectrum Dominance cannot even feign Democracy to be fully effective.

      Frank Zappa said: The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it’s profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater.

      I think we’ve reached that point. Frank was prescient. So too am I.

      The Hypocrisy, The Hypocrisy

    • sprawlcapital February 3, 2017 at 11:17 am #

      Yesterday evening Michael Brune, executive director of Sierra Club was interviewed on Fox by Tucker Carlson. Brune provided some incoherent blather about how our borders should be open.

      Sierra Club’s national offices are in San Francisco, just across the bay from Berkeley. It’s obvious the management of the Club is super-saturated with social justice/open borders ideology.

      In 1998 the Club conducted a referendum on limiting numbers of immigrants allowed into the US. Carl Pope, the executive director at the time, used underhanded tactics to manipulate the vote, which lost. (I voted in favor, of immigration limits, of course.)

      I have been a Sierra Club member since 1979. Michael Brune is Pope on steroids. Such extreme political correctness I have rarely seen. I may not renew my membership this year.

      • malthuss February 3, 2017 at 1:01 pm #

        (((Gelbaum)))

        I have been a Sierra Club member since 1979. —

        You were Fooled.

      • ffkling February 3, 2017 at 6:44 pm #

        There’s a damn good reason for the Sierra Club’s position. The Trump wall makes no provision for allowing the exchange of wildlife, in particular endangered species, from crossing. News flash…mankind is now responsible for the greatest mass extinction of biodiversity in 67 million years. This should concern you. If it doesn’t, it will when the global ecology implodes as we destroy the intricate chain of life on which WE depend.

        • Keith McClary February 3, 2017 at 11:37 pm #

          It might also be because the Sierra Club is owned by corporate donors who favour immigration to keep wages down.

          • Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter February 4, 2017 at 12:26 am #

            Exactly right! Why would a Greenie be in favor of moving a Somali sheepherder who lives in a tent and walks from place to place, to America, where he will buy a car, buy a house, use tons of electricity, etc.

            Answer= Cheap wages, and eventually = Democratic voters.

            Squeeky Fromm
            Girl Reporter

      • dplainview February 4, 2017 at 11:03 am #

        Does California provide sanctuary game lands for undocumented hunters?

      • rexl February 4, 2017 at 1:40 pm #

        We bid a small construction job in Southern San Diego County very near the border in the SD River bottom. There is a game refuge just north, then Imperial Beach, this is very south, the border fence, is visible. The County Employees in charge of the job walk told us that at one time there were so many illegals crossing at night that all of the nesting birds eggs would be stepped on and broken every night. It was an impossible situation for a game refuge.

    • gabelandrum February 4, 2017 at 9:20 am #

      I have been saying for some time now that current events are evoking an atmosphere that most closely resembles the state of affairs that existed domestically in the late 1850’s. We are embroiled in a Cold Civil War and have been for much of the past 30 years.

      The election of Trump appears to be taking us to a breaking point where this becomes Civil War 2, just as the election of Lincoln in 1860 proved to be the last straw for the South.

      The progressive Left will be the new Confederates and California threatens to be their South Carolina…..the state full of hotheads who ignite open conflict.

    • Robert February 4, 2017 at 9:42 am #

      This is not in reply to any one post — it’s to all of you who have no clue about what Kunstler’s predictions will mean for you, your families and your ability to physically survive. It’s not just medieval serfdom alone that’s coming if the next financial collapse shuts down modern society. No, it won’t be a bucolic reverie — it’s dystopian mayhem, looting, raping, murder, cannibalism — and then, ‘salvation’ by marshal law, i.e., combined US military & law enforcement enforcing ‘order’ in the survivors’ camps.
      How many of you have eaten worms, offal, twigs & berries? Be careful what you wish for –maybe some ex-special forces guys? Not may of you know-it-alls, I’m guessing.
      Maybe better spend your time trying to fix things– if it’s not too late: run for office; volunteer at Red Cross, United Way, Food Banks, school boards? What, too hard? Too futile? Too boring?

    • gabelandrum February 4, 2017 at 10:44 am #

      Hard to imagine California actually trying to secede considering that 1/3 of the state voted For Trump and of the 2/3rds who votes for Hillary only half want to secede. So, that means 2/3rds of the voters are unionists.

      If the radical leadership of the California state government voted to secede how would they pull it off. California is not a state known for it’s great martial tradition, unlike the states of the Old South. What high ranking military officers would resign to head up a California secessionist army. How would they staff and arm it? What other states would follow California out of the union….likely none.

      Trump, however, could declare that California was in insurrection and arrest secessionist California pols and invade the state to reorganize the state government with loyal Republican unionists as the new leaders of the state. They would then oust the illegal aliens and clean up the mess created by the liberals. It might require 10 years of “reconstruction” to straighten things out.

      It would be the end of the Democrats, who would once more be branded as the “Party of Treason.” Delightful.

    • routersurfer February 11, 2017 at 11:49 am #

      Sad fact it will be poor on poor murder with a side order of police and troops (our children and grandchildren.) I do not think we will go silently into the night.

  2. seawolf77 February 3, 2017 at 9:59 am #

    Lincoln only delayed the inevitable.

  3. daytrip February 3, 2017 at 10:13 am #

    What would California do to replace the big Defense corporations?

    • FincaInTheMountains February 3, 2017 at 10:20 am #

      What would California do without the FED printing press? Print Cali pesos?

    • FincaInTheMountains February 3, 2017 at 10:27 am #

      What would California do to replace the US Navy protection?

      They gonna run a referendum whether they prefer to be under Russia or China.

    • FincaInTheMountains February 3, 2017 at 10:39 am #

      What would California do to replace 4.4 million acre-feet of water annually from Colorado river – pay heavy water dues to the rest of the Union?

      • benr February 7, 2017 at 9:37 am #

        That’s an easy one to answer desalinize the pacific ocean and use massive solar panel fields to power it all and pump the almost pure water around.
        Expensive but it can be done the Saudis have managed it.

    • FincaInTheMountains February 3, 2017 at 10:41 am #

      Where would California sell all its fruits, nuts and vegetables? Are they ready to pay 30% Trump customs tax and compete with Latin America for the Union market?

    • FincaInTheMountains February 3, 2017 at 10:45 am #

      To think about it, they’ll have to pay 30% customs dues on all Hollywood movies.

      Better merge with Disney.

    • FincaInTheMountains February 3, 2017 at 10:51 am #

      When Trump is done with Cali secessionists, Silicon Valley Gurus would be happy to find a janitor position in the Union.

    • Keith McClary February 3, 2017 at 11:39 pm #

      They have the factory that makes the left wings for Boeing.

  4. Petro February 3, 2017 at 10:17 am #

    I believe fear, anger, and the inability to reach a consensus on ANYTHING are high enough to fuel a civil war. I think it was baked in the cake with the tension created between states and the federal government and the continual back-and-forth about who should get to decide what. Kids learn evolution in Massachusetts and creationism in Alabama, etc. It’s so stupid, and self-defeating.

    But what would such a “war” look like now? How could one possibly prepare for it? In the 1850s & ’60s the battle lines were drawn on fairly clear geographical lines. North v. South. In Michigan you’re as likely to find a backward, ignorant, racist redneck as in Mississippi. There are some small geographical demarcations, but they are vague. (Things were somewhat mixed up during the first Civil War, as well. Not everyone in the North was on board with freeing the slaves. And surely there were some abolitionists in the South. But I don’t think in that time of limited mobility it was the same.)

    Rather than an organized war, we may devolve into sporadic scenes of anarchy and mob violence. Mass demonstrations, clashes with police or National Guardsmen. Snipers, bombs thrown. Disruptions in air travel, bridges brought down (won’t be hard to do, given their current state). Horrible.

    • BackRowHeckler February 3, 2017 at 10:23 am #

      Maybe like the Spanish Civil War, based on ideology, not on geographic location (north vs south) It is now said the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) beside Nationalists fighting it out with Republican loyalists, there were 40 different substantial armed, militarized groups fighting it out as well.

      brh

      • daytrip February 3, 2017 at 10:32 am #

        Interesting to read Orwell’s account of it. He was in one of the 40 groups fighting in that one. I believe he got shot in the neck. As he was heading to get out of the country, he stated that he was lucky the Spanish weren’t the Germans when it came to border security, or he would have never made it out.

        • BackRowHeckler February 3, 2017 at 10:40 am #

          That’s right. ‘Homage to Catalonia’. Orwell joined POUM, a group politically aligned with Trotsky. Stalin’s NKVD began hunting down POUM soldiers and liquidating them. Orwell just made it out by the skin of his teeth. Someone who didn’t make it out was Pablo Robles, John Dos Passos’ interpreter. He was exterminated.

          Odd thing, Koltsov, Stalin’s NKVD chief in Spain, was later recalled to Moscow, arrested, tortured for 14 months, then shot after confessing to crimes he never committed.

          BRH

          • Janos Skorenzy February 3, 2017 at 3:33 pm #

            Amazing. How could a man of Orwell’s decency and commonsense be associated with trash like Trotsky?

          • malthuss February 3, 2017 at 5:01 pm #

            It is astounding how the ultra-liberal press and arts foundations can defend the grotesque blood rituals of “artist” Marina Abramovic. By no stretch of the imagination, except in the drug-addled brains of Hollywood celebrities like Colin “Feral” Farrell, can her horror show be misinterpreted as “art”.

            The cannibalistic “performance” involving the butchering of artificial bodies pasted over live models are literal renditions of unholy sacraments by His Satanic Majesty Aleister Crowley and the Tibetan Tantra as espoused by Madame Helen Blavatsky and her dope-fiend Theosophist circle. Cannibalism runs deeper within the cultural legacy of Abramovic’s homeland in the Balkans.

            Here are other issues arising from Pizzagate that need discussion within the journalism professions:

            – The offhand rejection of online posts by the mainstream media is censorship of citizen journalism, in violation of the spirit of free speech guaranteed by the Constitution, equivalent to rejecting opinions expressed at a protest or a public meeting, where not every speaker can be identified. Voices in a forum need to be aired and considered based on the logic of the argument, even at times when the identity of sources is not possible.

            – The dismal failure of traditional “fact-checkers” disclosed an underlying bias that favor inaccuracies rather the mainstream press as against truth-telling by citizen online reporters. The exposure of Snopes.com, the “paragon” of fact-checking which rejected the Pizzagate findings, revealed the depths of corruption and moral depravity of those self-appointed censors, as tools of the intelligence agencies.

            – Pizzagate challenged exposed the limitations of journalism standards based on an Anglo-American empiricism, which elevates data and statistics, a selectivity that amounts to damned lies. Mainstream journalism tends to ignore context, historical background and cultural factors in its reporting, which has become increasingly alienated from actual experience, as shown in the mainstream media’s absolute certainty that Hillary Clinton would win the presidential election. This series proves that slow-cooked journalism is the only method for discovering deeper, more complex truths.

            Yoichi Shimatsu ——

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          • Elrond Hubbard February 5, 2017 at 11:33 am #

            Janos: “How could a man of Orwell’s decency and commonsense be associated with trash like Trotsky?”

            Orwell’s aim in late 1936 was to fight fascism, period. How he managed to get into the fight was a secondary consideration for him. By default he would have joined one of the International Brigades, but senior leftists (it might have been the publisher Victor Gollancz) considered him unreliable because he was beginning to see Stalin for what he was. So Orwell turned to the International Labour Party, which put him in contact with the POUM.

            Owing to his decency and common sense, Orwell despised fascism to the point of taking a bullet in the neck fighting against it in Spain. He came equally to oppose Communism as a likewise hateful totalitarian cause. Years afterward (1946, around the time Animal Farm came out, he would write: “The Spanish war and other events in 1936-37 turned the scale and thereafter I knew where I stood. Every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic socialism, as I understand it.”

            orwell.ru/library/essays/wiw/english/e_wiw

            There was a candidate in the 2016 election who also supported Orwell’s preferred cause of democratic socialism, but the fascist won instead. There is no question that Orwell today would be fighting against Trump with the same decency and courage.

          • Janos Skorenzy February 5, 2017 at 4:28 pm #

            In my reading of Orwell – which is far from comprehensive I admit – I was always struck by his great love of England. The man was a hardcore Nationalist though of course he hated the blimp type. He died fairly young and didn’t live to see the treasonous mass immigration of coloreds into England. What would he thought of that? I can easily see him agreeing with Enoch Powell, but he might well have suffered an intense and prolonged psychic conflict. After all, an equally great orator existed during his lifetime, namely Oswald Mosley. And he didn’t listen or respect him, obviously.

            But if England was about to no longer be England? That might have moved his heart and changed his mind at last.

      • Frankiti February 3, 2017 at 12:20 pm #

        Exactly. An ideological war.

    • elysianfield February 3, 2017 at 11:30 am #

      “Rather than an organized war, we may devolve into sporadic scenes of anarchy and mob violence. Mass demonstrations, clashes with police or National Guardsmen. Snipers, bombs thrown”

      History repeats…your description defined the “issues” of the late ’60’s.

      • Petro February 4, 2017 at 11:51 am #

        Or like the labor protests/riots of the 1890s and 1940s?

    • thwack February 3, 2017 at 11:53 am #

      But what would such a “war” look like now? How could one possibly prepare for it?

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

      It would probably look like what is occurring in Donetsk Ukraine; a weak government battling more determined rebels…

      If Hillary was president thats where WW3 would be starting.

    • Billy Hill February 3, 2017 at 12:31 pm #

      Petro Writes:
      In the 1850s & ’60s the battle lines were drawn on fairly clear geographical lines. North v. South. In Michigan you’re as likely to find a backward, ignorant, racist redneck as in Mississippi. There are some small geographical demarcations, but they are vague. (Things were somewhat mixed up during the first Civil War, as well. Not everyone in the North was on board with freeing the slaves. And surely there were some abolitionists in the South. But I don’t think in that time of limited mobility it was the same.)

      You could have qualified the first sentence even more. In the South there were deep divisions between the upcountry and the Planter class, manifested most clearly in the creation of West Virginia: “Mountaineers are Always Free.” At our redoubt in the Appalachian foothills of Alabama, research into the provenance of our 1840’s farmhouse has unearthed stories of locals who would fight first for one side, then the other, depending on who offered the best deal at the time. There were Unionists scattered throughout the South; there were Draft riots in New York City. In the aggregate the division was roughly geographical, but not necessarily purely ideological. Shelby Foote in Ken Burns’ Civil War documentary quotes a Southerner when asked why he was fighting the Yankee army: “Because you’re down here.”

      As for the implied notion that backward, ignorant, racist rednecks are still the norm in the South (Mississippi taken as synecdoche) I have observed numerous daily examples of genuine respectful coexistence (thank the Church and Jesus for that) as well as enough evidence of elevated rates of miscegenation that would cause Janos to despair for the future of the planet.

      Having said all that we are on a trajectory reminiscent of the years leading to 1861. Hence I am re-watching Ken Burns. As I’ve said before, they didn’t put up billboards announcing when Ft. Sumter would be bombarded. Society and the polity lost control. As always, the lesson of history is that we do not learn the lessons of history.

      • Petro February 4, 2017 at 11:59 am #

        Some of my observations were indeed too broad and utilized stereotypes, but I think the point was made.

        In the Civil War, several elected regional bodies (state legislatures) voted to formally leave the union. The remaining states could have just let them go, and then negotiate border and trade issues. But maintaining the union, and ending slavery, prompted northern Republicans to go to war to end the secession. In spite of the utter carnage that followed, it would seem a fairly organized affair (at the start, anyway) to the confusing mayhem that we may be facing here soon.

    • benr February 7, 2017 at 9:40 am #

      The only racists I ever see anymore are black people hating on whitey or Latino’s hating on everyone else.
      You NEVER see white people engaging in racism anymore.
      Simple fact white people are to beat down by it all.
      I got out of the NAVY due to all the reverse racism and special treatment I saw.

    • routersurfer February 11, 2017 at 11:51 am #

      Think Northern Ireland.

  5. DaveNYC February 3, 2017 at 10:25 am #

    If California secedes, then Texas would probably opt out as well.
    Once the two largest states exit, then all bets are off.
    Since I live in New York, I’d like to see a revived Yankee Commonwealth of New England include New York state for historical and geographic reasons.
    Of course, California would probably get swallowed whole by Mexico almost immediately and simply become more of what it already is, namely a wealthy Eurasian oligarchy headquartered in Silicon Valley and Hollywood lording over vast numbers of Mestizo peasants.
    As far as I’m concerned they should be encouraged to exit.

    • edr February 3, 2017 at 1:09 pm #

      You could see some combination of the north of Mexico, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and West Texas. They would certainly want the Colorado watershed as well. If the U.S. were to fracture, I would expect all of North America to split up into new alignments.

      • rexl February 4, 2017 at 2:11 pm #

        Well, it certainly would be an improvement on the ruling of Mexico, and most Mexicans would agree.

    • ozone February 3, 2017 at 7:31 pm #

      “Since I live in New York, I’d like to see a revived Yankee Commonwealth of New England include New York state for historical and geographic reasons.”

      Sorry Dave, New York would have to make some large changes. The denizens of the other New England states have absolutely no use for the hidebound who-gets-a-piece corruption and dark ages legalities (not to mention tax structure) of New York the Benighted. The word “freedom” is a small squeak in comparison with the roaring of your neighbors, who seem to be of a more self-reliant bent. Read Kunstler’s missive again and pretend New York has been left to its own devices. When the going gets tough, the tough get creative and stop relying on the tender mercies of extractionary middlemen and racketeers. Do you think that Kunstler lives in a barely noticed backwater of Eastern New York by happenstance or mistake? (Perhaps he’s thinking of supporting many Wall-Streeters chosen lifestyles………….um, maybe not. Think waterways and energy thereby.)

      First step to increase the confidence and goodwill of your neighbors? Dump that fake panderer, Cuomo, Caesar-in-waiting and role model of lotus-eaters everywhere; then we can talk…

      • jloughrey February 4, 2017 at 2:52 am #

        New York City/Long Island and upstate should be separate entities. They might as well be different countries, if not planets. Upstate has far more in common with New England than it does with NYC in terms of geography and history. Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water.

        • ozone February 4, 2017 at 9:46 am #

          jl,
          Too right. I’m sure Upstaters and *most* of the rest of New York would be all too happy to throw off the yoke of those fools and pretenders who stalk the halls of Albany, with their onerous demands and wasteful, payback “projects”.

  6. robert magill February 3, 2017 at 10:39 am #

    An apt description of what’s happening now but it only pertains to the good ole USA and its minions elsewhere. Which is how we tend to examine reality hereabouts. Other realities are busy finalizing Silk Roads, buying oil and such with gold (remember that obsolete stuff?) from their one billion plus Muslim customers we try so hard to off. Take the US out of the world equation and things look different. They will deal with the same looming crisis as well but perhaps without the nervous breakdown we are enjoying.

    http://robertmagill.wordpress.com

    • edr February 3, 2017 at 1:13 pm #

      One billion plus Muslim people on land that can’t sustain such a population that has experience growth made possible only by oil revenues. The population pressures and the ennui of the culture drives the mass mayhem in the Mideast.

      • routersurfer February 11, 2017 at 11:54 am #

        Truth. I see a die off of 85%-96% worldwide. I do not like those odds.

  7. Greg Knepp February 3, 2017 at 10:50 am #

    Not only has society lost its consensus – its tacit agreement of what constitutes normalcy – but I’ve lost my ‘personal consensus’ as well; I don’t know what I believe or who I can align myself with. At the few parties and gatherings I attend, I’m afraid to air my views. This is new for me; I’m usually the hail-fellow-well-met blowhard instigating all sorts of controversial ballyhoo. Now, however, I’m not even certain of what my views are! A liberal Democrat who voted from his gut for Donald Trump is as a leper – even unto himself. I know I’m not alone, but the others are likely as repressed as I.

    I’m an old man and I’ve been thru a lot…but this time it’s different.

    • Greg Knepp February 3, 2017 at 11:40 am #

      Or is it ‘HALE-fellow-well-met’, or is this even an expression anymore?

      • sprawlcapital February 3, 2017 at 5:09 pm #

        Greg,

        It’s HALE, as in hale and hearty. Also, “normalcy” was popularized by Warren Harding. You don’t want to emulate him. It should be “normality”.

        You are not alone. I support Trump on the immigration issue. I will oppose him if he tries to develop that gold and copper mine in Alaska, and anything else that would rape the environment. (See “Pebble Mine”.) It will be one issue at a time for me.

        • Greg Knepp February 4, 2017 at 5:01 pm #

          Thanks, sprawl, but just to set the record straight, I don’t go as far back as Warren Harding.

    • Janos Skorenzy February 3, 2017 at 4:01 pm #

      You are sick unto death in a sick society. The negatives cancel themselves out – you are Well. Health is your disease.

  8. San Jose February 3, 2017 at 11:14 am #

    California isn’t going anywhere. Folks have been talking about dividing the state in half because of differences in values for as long as I can remember.

    NorCal is more intellectual than SoCal and we’ve been in a perpetual snit about how much water is sent to the south since they built the California Aqueduct back in the 1960’s.

    Jen in San Jose

    • rexl February 4, 2017 at 2:30 pm #

      And people in the south have put up with your snotty attitude for decades. But now there is sprawl up north also, besides, you are only talking San Francisco, there is a lot of state north of you, you know. And remember Hetch Hetchy and all that. More intellectual, yeah, right, in the South are the workers, the Reagans, the Browns, Hollywood, give it a rest. You probably just arrived from Chicago.

  9. thwack February 3, 2017 at 12:05 pm #

    Raquel Welch drops hammer on porn:

    lifesitenews.com/news/raquel-welch-the-era-of-porn-has-annihilated-men

    its interesting to note the contrast between an old school sex symbol like Welch, and someone like Madonna?

    I think she may actually be describing just the most visible symptom of a greater phenomenon; the pornofication of the entire American culture? where everything is extreme and too much is never enough…

    I know I see it in music?

    Nowadays its all about hitting you over the head with a tuneless war chant (you listening Lady GaGa?)

    *sigh*

    The long term effects of this cultural shift will be interesting.

    Brace yourselves.

    • malthuss February 3, 2017 at 1:04 pm #

      Madonna is not a sex symbol. She is a slut. And an aged slut, at that.
      There is a difference.

      • Greg Knepp February 3, 2017 at 2:08 pm #

        Value judgements aside, Madonna is a workaholic and enormously talented. She is self-made; nobody lucks into her level enduring fame. She is very accomplished in every aspect of her craft.

        • malthuss February 3, 2017 at 5:05 pm #

          Madonna is enormously talented.–NOT AS A SINGER.

          She is far left and is part of the Bergs Ka Ba La Kult.
          LIke Marilyn, she converted. But that doesnt make her a sex symbol, like MM.

          She is very accomplished in every aspect of her craft.–Her self promotion is her craft. She is crafty.

          I know a [then] NY musician who knew her, when she was a nobody.
          MC told him that she would ‘do anything to make it’
          [I assume $ and fame are what she meant].

          • pequiste February 3, 2017 at 5:46 pm #

            Madonna the “Material Girl” music entertainer – pop and club music: OK. Not a real voice like Celine Dion, but worked super hard and was clever in her promotion and marketing.

            Madonna the corrupter of children, especially girls, from a generation ago- a real star.

            Madonna the pornographer – her limited output doesn’t hold a candle to say Suze Randall.

            Madonna, a High Priestess of media propagated Satanism –
            outstanding professional in a very crowded field.

        • JimInFlorida February 4, 2017 at 3:27 pm #

          Satan’s Legions are very talented at what they do and work very hard for their Dark Lord. Madonna and her peers are celebrated in Hell itself.

          Hard work and talent, by themselves, are no measure of virtue. Only if the effort goes to socially or culturally good ends, does it have value.

          The Jewish banksters and their servants work long hours to steal new wealth and protect what’s already been stolen. Do we accord respect to them for being workaholics when their goals are evil?

          Madonna’s “hard work” is not only worthless but, is worthy of prison in better countries than ours. The fruits of her labors are poison to a good society.

          • Greg Knepp February 4, 2017 at 4:54 pm #

            Holy shit!

          • routersurfer February 11, 2017 at 12:04 pm #

            Holy shit, good remark about the above post. WASP’s are the old power structure in banking for many years. Next China will run the show. But, we will still have people blaming the “JEWS.” The ghosts of the old Catholicism still ring. I have noticed The Church did not end Usury after the first Pogrom.

  10. Yuri Sowryteski February 3, 2017 at 12:18 pm #

    JHK “Societies may not exactly be organisms with intentions, but they move in a particular direction because they are emergent phenomena. That is, they are self-organizing according to the circumstances and forces they are subject to at a certain time and place in history.”

    Beautifully written sentences worthy of extended reflection.

    @ gregg knepp, when offered a choice between two, it does one some benefit to step back, open up peripheral vision, check to the rear, balance on the balls of the feet, check the sky, direction of the wind, listen for the sounds of birds, 4 leggeds, study the star, planet, and moon positions. GTFOOTH.

    “getthefuckoutofthehouse”

    That choice between two is being offered to you by someone who wants to “keep you” sheltered and comfortable. Don’t fall for it, the end result is you end up confused. Using one’s wit and intuition is a matter of habit, practice, opening mind being dependent on opening heart. Pain is not unusual. OK Fine. Better than living on your knees.

    • Frankiti February 3, 2017 at 12:37 pm #

      You often hear that we live in a time of change.
      Time of change?

      There is no such thing as change.
      It is.
      Some call it entropy, progress, decay, metamorphosis, evolution, etc.
      It is. And all.

      However, there is no such thing as stasis.

      • capt spaulding February 3, 2017 at 2:10 pm #

        The only thing that is consistent is change.

  11. Walter B February 3, 2017 at 12:19 pm #

    Wow James, hard to do anything but read it and weep. I do believe that most of here will live to see the unfolding of the Truth that when everyone is a winner, they are all just losers pretending to be otherwise. Good luck to us all. I take heart in the fact that some are actually able to see it coming, thank you.

    samizdat.qc.ca/arts/lit/Toast_CSL.pdf

    • capt spaulding February 3, 2017 at 2:15 pm #

      It’s the reason that I hang around this website. Some of the people here actually see what is developing and post about it. Being on this website is like trying to pick corn out of cowshit. If you are willing to wade through the manure, you can find things that are worthwhile to think about.

      • benr February 7, 2017 at 9:42 am #

        Except all the corn is GMO and even more toxic than the cow manure.

  12. Frankiti February 3, 2017 at 12:25 pm #

    “At a certain point, we’ll have to try other ways of being with each other on this planet, and then for a while things will come together again.”

    Some times, things are broken beyond repair.
    It’s not the end of THE world, but the end of a solipsistic world… that never really existed outside of a collective consciousness.

  13. Free February 3, 2017 at 12:35 pm #

    California, Oregon and Washington want to join Canada, and Canada wants us as well…thinkpol.ca/2016/11/12/canadians-invite-california-oregon-and-washington-to-join-canada/

    • edr February 3, 2017 at 1:31 pm #

      Part of California may be happier helping to form the Sonoran Republic.

    • Frankiti February 3, 2017 at 1:40 pm #

      Wrong.

      Portland, Eugene, Bend, Seattle, San Fran and LA want to join Canada.

      The better parts of San Diego will stay… you can have Logan, Nasty City and south…

      • Free February 3, 2017 at 2:00 pm #

        You named the vast majority of the population of Oregon by naming the major cities…so exactly how am I wrong? Because Cletus and Bubba in bumbfucktheirsister Oregon don’t want to come along. Fuck them, we’d see how long they’d last without infrastructure and valley crops.

        • Janos Skorenzy February 3, 2017 at 4:12 pm #

          You hate them and they know it – yet you won’t let them go. Why? Because you want to keep hating them? How perverse. In Washington, the orchards are in the east too thanks to the Columbia. They can come in with us. We have lots of infrastructure. Maybe we can divert the river down to them.

        • Billy Hill February 3, 2017 at 6:17 pm #

          Free, your Id is showing.

          Sometime after First Manassas both sides had their “oh shit” moment when a semblance of rationality returned and they realized they were in for a long ugly fight.

        • Frankiti February 3, 2017 at 8:39 pm #

          The city can’t live without the body that feeds it.
          Go out past the Cascades, heck just over into Vantucky WA, or past the barrios of Gresham and call your names. See how long you last.

          Noveske, Kershaw, Leatherman. These are the names of true native Oregon.

        • jloughrey February 4, 2017 at 2:57 am #

          Those who live outside the urban centers of Oregon and Washington are largely conservative Republicans who resent the liberal cities dictating political policy. I imagine it’s the same all over the US–those same rural areas in the Midwest are what got Trump elected. They would all secede from the big cities if they could.

          • Frankiti February 4, 2017 at 8:44 am #

            Why the future will be city states… Andorras and San Marinos this arrangement will actually temper them as opposed to encourage them.

          • rexl February 4, 2017 at 2:42 pm #

            Same thing in California.

      • benr February 7, 2017 at 9:44 am #

        HEY HEY logan heights can be cleaned out and the Naval base is way to close to national city to let go and I have good friends in IB so no way!!

    • malthuss February 3, 2017 at 5:09 pm #

      The Power Brokers may remove borders, but only on their terms.
      It wont be a ‘peoples movement.’

  14. Free February 3, 2017 at 12:41 pm #

    I find it intersting JHK spends paragraphs railing against the Left and a sentence or two critcizung the Right. Not very subtle on his part. I wonder which way he leans? Or which side has bruised his ego? I disagree. I am not nor do I feel like a victim of trauma or of abuse. I reject being pathologized in order to be healed. I am a righteously angry autonomous human fully capable of standing up and resisting and community-building from a position of strength and love. If it comes to a time when I am shackled, hunted, starving, then talk to me of trauma and abuse. Americans have no clue.

    • Walter B February 3, 2017 at 12:50 pm #

      I would venture to say that James is especially disappointed with the “used to be liberals, but are now progressives” on the left because he was a liberal himself way back when they were a functioning viable viewpoint. We humans are generally far more angry with our own fellow believers when they turn on us than on the other side that was always the opposition. Additionally, I recall not only Jim, but all of us voicing great displeasure over the idiots Bush and Dirty Dick Cheney as well. I think your memory may be playing you falsely my friend.

      • messianicdruid February 4, 2017 at 7:20 pm #

        It only takes a sentence or two because the failures of the Right are simpler to explain. The self-described progressives contorted paradigm require unraveling by one gifted with resonant insight. Hypocrisy and lack of discernment are easy to diagnose, but all can benefit from admitting we’ve been poisoned by the father of lies.

    • Frankiti February 3, 2017 at 8:46 pm #

      Righteously angry?

      Did you read this in the Old Testament? Definitely sounds Old Testament, perhaps prehistoric

    • Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter February 4, 2017 at 12:34 am #

      You sound like a 5 year kid, who when Mommie buys his 7 year old brother a toy, hollers “You have to buy me a toy, too or it isn’t fair!”

      No. Mommie doesn’t if she doesn’t want to. Similarly, when JK criticizes the neo-fascist Left with its Brown Shirt SJWs, you holler, “Criticize the Right, too, or it isn’t fair!”

      Guess what. Fair don’t matter, The Left is in Maniac Mode right now, and it ought to be called out. The Right isn;t throwing bricks thru windows and shutting down highways, and Left-wing speakers.

      Squeeky Fromm
      Girl Reporter

      • benr February 7, 2017 at 9:52 am #

        Nor is the right beating people up nor going on SSRI fueled rages with semi automatic weapons!
        Sitting in auditoriums LIKE TRIGGLYPUFF the face of insanity in SJW rages.
        The obese slob screaming in rage is the new face of the insane American left a self labeling commie.
        youtube.com/watch?v=oFrZsGbO6N0
        Watch and be amazed at how far we have fallen and how funny they can be.

  15. edr February 3, 2017 at 1:42 pm #

    The Limits to Growth model pointed out that if we didn’t end or destructive way there would come a time when things would pretty much go to hell. We are now entering that time right on schedule. This is just the beginning of the shit storm to come. The Davos crowd laughed off Limits to Growth and sold us their global economy version of “happy motoring” for all. However, it has not been for all but only the few, the Davos crowd, and now what is left for the rest is dwindling and the masses sense something is wrong but quite get it all yet. Thus blame gets laid on Mexicans and Muslims and assorted others.

    • malthuss February 3, 2017 at 5:10 pm #

      Thus blame gets laid on Mexicans and Muslims and rightfully so.

      Fixed that. USA was better pre 1965 ‘act.’

      • routersurfer February 11, 2017 at 12:09 pm #

        You miss the part about energy??? Whatever sky daddy you pray too is not the problem.

  16. venuspluto67 February 3, 2017 at 1:46 pm #

    I share your concerns more than you probably realize. As John Michael Greer pointed out a while back, true fascism is neither right-wing nor left-wing. Fascism is what happens when the hard right and the hard left both become so polarized and ridiculous that a totalitarian radical centrist movement is able to come along and take the abandoned middle-ground for its own ends. And should this happen here, it won’t be the old-fashioned European goose-stepping, heel-clicking variety. Another feature of true fascism is that it is always a unique product of its particular time and place in history.

    • capt spaulding February 3, 2017 at 2:17 pm #

      Excellent comment.

    • Janos Skorenzy February 3, 2017 at 3:27 pm #

      Yes, Fascism is the High Middle, the Apex of the Triangle. Add race, as we must and as Lovecraft did, and you have National Socialism. And the same parameters: each Nation will have its own based on its unique traditions.

      This and only this, will preserve the real American People and Nation, a Western Culture and People (a mixture of the European peoples and only them), and provide a way thru the needle’s eye into a broadening future.

      Freedom of thought? Of course. Speech and writing? Sure, but we’re not going to shoot ourselves in the foot again, allowing agents of destruction to corrupt our youth. Sure a Howard Zinn could write his evil book, but how on Earth did it end up in every college in the land? Find those people and an interesting tale it would make, eh? No quarter for folks like that in America 2.0.

      • jhon February 3, 2017 at 6:50 pm #

        ‘alt right’,,,not good,,’,hard right’ would get the job done,,but trump ‘aint got the balls to go after the real problem…

        “If the people understood the banking system, there would be a revolution tomorrow.” ~ Henry Ford (and the tribe behind it)

        • mc53pa February 3, 2017 at 6:55 pm #

          I liked Ford. He hated Jews. Good man.

      • thwack February 3, 2017 at 7:10 pm #

        “Freedom of thought? Of course. Speech and writing? Sure,”

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

        But no freedom of the penis.

        Thats what fascism really means.

        And thats why it always fails.

        The penis mightier than the sword.

      • venuspluto67 February 3, 2017 at 11:58 pm #

        Well, at the very least, I hope nobody tries a damn-fool thing like trying to conquer/ dominate the globe in an age of nuclear weapons. I don’t scare easily, but the thought of being woken in the middle of the night by the blood-chilling wail of those civil-defense sirens is the one prospect that truly terrifies me.

        • thwack February 4, 2017 at 9:49 am #

          Those sirens broke down years ago; I think they plan on sending everyone a text

          • venuspluto67 February 4, 2017 at 10:19 am #

            In Milwaukee County where I live, they would test the siren system every month until very recently (the kind of sound they make indicates whether it is signalling a nuclear attack or an oncoming tornado). I wonder why?

          • routersurfer February 11, 2017 at 12:16 pm #

            Your comment made me grim. I think the flash will be all the warning we get, if that.

    • elysianfield February 3, 2017 at 5:31 pm #

      “And should this happen here, it won’t be the old-fashioned European goose-stepping, heel-clicking variety. Another feature of true fascism is that it is always a unique product of its particular time and place in history.”

      No commonality? If not, then by what other name should we call it?

  17. seawolf77 February 3, 2017 at 2:19 pm #

    This is not 1933 Germany. We are not in the grip of an economic meltdown. We elected this guy for nothing more than disenchantment. The wall is fading fast. The deportations will never come. What is he doing? Muslim ban. Now we know what was important to HIM. The rest of it was red meat for his pit bulls. And how stupid could the dog whistle be? A freaking wall.

    • Janos Skorenzy February 3, 2017 at 4:07 pm #

      Nothing is more important or beautiful than the Wall, on so many different levels.

      • thwack February 3, 2017 at 7:35 pm #

        Wall = huge fail.

        Why?

        Because you will still hafta cooperate with Mexicans; breath Mexican air, drink Mexican water,

        Mexican birds will fly over your wall, Mexican insects will crawl under it, Mexican clouds will float over it…

        Are you gonna extend the wall into the gulf of MEXICO?

        What about the state of NEW MEXICO?

        If,

        IF, you do build this so called “wall” it may unite people against you; and you may find you have done nothing more than imprison yourself.

    • Billy Hill February 3, 2017 at 5:58 pm #

      Good fences make good neighbors.

    • routersurfer February 11, 2017 at 12:17 pm #

      No meltdown?? Look around.

  18. tucsonspur February 3, 2017 at 4:03 pm #

    Trump has said Dodd-Frank is a disaster. It certainly hasn’t done much to rectify the TBTF banking structure. Why worry about it when you have the FSB (Financial Stability Board)?

    A technical report from the FSB gives the remedy for future banking crises, essentially the power of the “bail-in”. The FSB is a global financial regulator, established by the G20 in 2014.

    The IMF has also provided the framework for international Ice-Nine solutions. These solutions are in place and set to go, needing only an executive order to be set in motion. Poor slob savers, with near zero rates, just wait and wait for what could be an Ice-Nine fate.

    Now let’s get to protection for us little guys. Republicans are seeking to remove or at least weaken the CFPB (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau), which has been instrumental in getting about 10 billion dollars in relief for 17 million defrauded consumers. Their regulations include protections against unscrupulous financial advisors. Yes, it was Senator Warren who helped set it up.

    So it comes down to more protection for the global elites and less and less for the man in the street. They’ll all get rich, while we moan and bitch.

  19. Janos Skorenzy February 3, 2017 at 4:15 pm #

    The man who defends himself is morally no better than the man who attacks him? Because both are fighting? This is the logic of female teachers – who thereby corrupt our young men. C’mon – the Left destroyed civil discourse in America. Now at long last, Whites have realized that a war is being waged against them – and they are fighting back effectively. This the Elite and their Leftist allies can’t stand. Of course they can’t: politeness is a recipe for losing. Of course they want us to remain polite!

    • messianicdruid February 4, 2017 at 7:30 pm #

      The left voted “wax on”, the right voted “wax off!”.

  20. tucsonspur February 3, 2017 at 4:47 pm #

    Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, has proposed selling off about 3.5 million acres of public lands. The outcry was heard from Montana to New Mexico, and the bill was pulled.

    Another bill, would abolish Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service law enforcement capabilities, and give law enforcement powers to local sheriffs. Not good. They can’t handle it, and selfish, personal interests would too often carry the day.

    Republicans have also valued our National Parks and Forests at $0, avoiding any required economic impact studies that may interfere with future sales to private parties.

    It is here where I part with the Republicans. Mother Earth comes first, and these lands belong to all of us. One can imagine what private ownership would lead to. A Trump golf course at the Grand Canyon?

    I’m for mother earth, and I’d rather be a tree hugger than an environmental mugger. So from me to you, here’s a big FU to rapacious Republicans.

    • Ann Thomsen February 4, 2017 at 11:05 am #

      You are exactly the voter I want to engage. I am a tree hugger as well.

      I am on the side of whales, dolphins, lions, tigers and bears.

      But that puts me squarely against the spread of cancerous humanity.

      How do you scorn “rapacious Republicans” … without equal scorn for Doctors without Borders?

      The economic music is slowing and there aren’t 7 billion chairs. The Trump phenomenon is just the beginning rounds of the real fight… who and how many can play?

      Do I want to Save The Children? … Hell no. Every time we save the children of 3rd world parents who practice an r reproductive strategy, the doomsday clock ticks closer to midnight.

      DO NOT argue relative carbon footprints, because populations are where they are, and the argument that I should begin walking to work and living by candlelight so Somalians can prosper is a non starter.

      The West, and whites in particular… practice a K reproductive strategy. ie.. a large amount of [relative] resources pouring into fewer children… as opposed to r strategies which produce children like rabbits or pollen.

      Add vaccines and penicillin and you have a full blown ecological disaster in the 3rd world.

      The only difference between the left and right on this subject is WHICH POPULATIONS NEED CULLING.

      The right wants icky brown and black people gone because they are worthless breeders…. and the left prefers a lottery of sorts, to be sure those nasty white Wal Mart shoppers are included in the cull.

      Yet both sides pretend this isn’t the bottom line for every political discussion which divides us. It’s cognitive dissonance on a global scale.

      I vote Giraffes. I vote forced sterilization for any population that cannot feed itself. Guns, Germs and Steel be damned.

      I live in America. And I care about MY life, My country, and my way of life. And if Somalians and Ethiopians were erased from the planet, my only exclamation would be … GREAT START!

      Think of those giraffes…. ps… I’ve been there.

      • messianicdruid February 4, 2017 at 7:40 pm #

        That was succinct. However, I need help with the “guns, germs and steel be damned” part.

        • Ann Thomsen February 5, 2017 at 6:29 pm #

          Leftist propaganda book that tells us Africans didn’t have the same chances we did because Zebras and African elephants have never been domesticated….

          The author makes excuses for the whole of Black world because they weren’t where grains, and goats were available …. in a nut shell, The thesis is that hunter gatherers never got enough calories to develop a merchant class or develop skills for anything but subsistence…. again… there are those who will argue that my synopsis is unfair… but that’s the gist of it….

          • benr February 7, 2017 at 10:06 am #

            That was a terrible book and I agree 100% with your assessment.

      • Janos Skorenzy February 4, 2017 at 11:05 pm #

        Huh? The Right love Blacks and Browns. The Alt-Right and White Nationalists believe as you do anent them. But you are wrong as wrong can be about the Left: they hate Whites and want them gone because they are superior and/or because these folks hate themselves. Liberals were at least sane – but they are a vanishing species. The Left (the Conqueror Worm) has conquered all.

        Remember Marius the Giraffe? He was put down because he wasn’t needed. Means (the scientific study of giraffes) became an End in themselves. One studies giraffes because one loves them – and one shouldn’t hurt what one loves.

        • thwack February 5, 2017 at 1:47 am #

          Can somebody remind Janos that Giraffes are African?

          Thanks in advance

          (I don’t wanna disappoint him; he”s too important to the movement)

          • Janos Skorenzy February 5, 2017 at 3:47 pm #

            We think Africa’s a damn good place –
            Too damn good for Black Man race.

        • Elrond Hubbard February 5, 2017 at 11:45 am #

          ‘Anent’.

          Good grief, I need to lie down.

        • venuspluto67 February 5, 2017 at 12:18 pm #

          When you speak of the left, you are talking about SJWs, it sounds like. Even liberals call white male SJWs “cucks” because they really do come across as hating their whiteness and maleness. Yes, historically white males have visited some pretty intense oppression/ exploitation on other peoples under the guise of Western culture, but this culture has evolved into something that’s a lot more enlightened and tolerant (real tolerance, not SJW pseudo-tolerance, which is turning into quite a threat to freedom of thought and expression) than anything else that exists on the planet right now.

          And even when Western culture was a white-male dominated entity that was doing all that exploiting and oppressing, it was producing good and worthwhile things, too. At any rate, hating your own whiteness and maleness is pretty much hating yourself, and that’s something any competent mental-health professional would tell you that you should never do if you yourself haven’t done anything terrible to anyone else. But to be honest, being proud of your race or gender or even sexual orientation also sounds misguided because of the chauvinism to which it can easily lead (and just look at third-wave feminism if you have doubt about that). Sure, be proud of your ancestral culture (such as Irish, Swaheli, English, Hungarian, or what have you) if it offers things about which you can be proud. But race, gender, or sexual orientation in and of themselves? Not so much.

          • Janos Skorenzy February 5, 2017 at 3:44 pm #

            For generations Liberals have been moving left. The struggle never dies as Ted Kennedy said. Always on the march thru the Institutions. Whether they realized it or not, that’s what they were doing. As Commander Rockwell said, Liberalism is Communism’s pimping little sister.

            What Daniel Patrick Moynihan wrote about the Black Family and welfare couldn’t get published today – nor would he get reelected after writing it.

            Proud? That’s not quite the right word – English has a paucity of words on states of the heart. White is simply something I am and since I love myself, I love being White and other Whites. You’re proposing that it’s some kind of accident that the English are White, and not a part and parcel of who they are. There are no Black Europeans. You want the fragrance without the flower, the incredible culture without the genotype of which it is an expression. You lack the organic view of life no matter how much tofu you eat. Likewise, the anus is not a vagina and two men can’t marry – not Really no matter what politicians legislate.

      • routersurfer February 11, 2017 at 12:28 pm #

        Ann, you scare the hell out of me. Diamond’s book was not a work of fiction. Rand wrote fiction. In a non techno world you are toast. So you just want to kill off the second, third and fourth world to better your odds? Better to learn survivalist skills from them. But take heart!! Odds are few in the first world will make it to 2150.

  21. pequiste February 3, 2017 at 6:18 pm #

    I thought that we were already finished with Modernity and that our current age is the late Post-Modern or even the Millenial?

    Just labels to permit some time demarcations for us mortals.

    Make no mistake, however, it IS a Golden Age – but only for the Goldman Sachs (Sacks of Gold MAN!) crowd and Hollyweird.

    Whatever age is it, it is very late in the game (Oh no! Oh Shit. OH GOD! – this is it, it has arrived. This is the none other than Super Bore weekend with the non-stop idiocy of men in tight pants in lots of padding, chasing an odd shaped inflated air bladder around a marked field before a howling crowd in a jam-packed arena, with an attendant mainstream media hysteria which will preempt all other programming this weekend. A marketing bonanza which will have the lumpen transfixed and enthralled through at least Monday.)

    Lets hope and pray some Black Lives Matter, Berkeley Free-Speech Kommies or Yzlamik terrorists don’t decide to bring some party favors to the big show.

    I think JHK’s is looking over the horizon with clarity when he posits that the next age will be a variant of “A World Made By Hand” or neo-Medievalism: The New Feudal Clusterfuck!

    And I certainly hope so., as the trajectory of our current capitalist technotronic civilization is between “Idiocracy” at best and “The Matrix” or “”Mad Max” in a worst case scenario.

    (Oh yeah – Brady gets 5th S.B. ring.)

  22. ffkling February 3, 2017 at 6:25 pm #

    Question: What’s a metastasizing cancer to do when there’s only healthy tissue left to infect and consume?

    Answer: Republicans move to sell off 3.3 million acres of national land;
    an area the size of Connecticut is targeted for “disposal to the highest bidder” in a new bill before Republican-controlled House.

    • tucsonspur February 3, 2017 at 6:43 pm #

      I thought the bill was pulled. I hope so.

      • ffkling February 3, 2017 at 6:52 pm #

        I’m sorry, but I just read this headline three days ago.

    • Frankiti February 3, 2017 at 8:50 pm #

      Uhh… doesn’t cancer otherwise infect healthy tissue?

      • ffkling February 3, 2017 at 9:27 pm #

        Not if it’s benign….nice try.

        • Frankiti February 3, 2017 at 10:51 pm #

          Benign cancer?

        • Frankiti February 3, 2017 at 10:56 pm #

          I fail biology? That’s unpossible!

  23. mc53pa February 3, 2017 at 6:53 pm #

    Let’s have a moment of silence for the victims of the Bowling Green Massacre. Thank you.

  24. FincaInTheMountains February 3, 2017 at 6:59 pm #

    Is the Russian-US Grand Deal in Nuclear Energy in the Works?

    United States – a country that was a pioneer of the mankind atomic era. But the modern state of affairs in US Nuclear industry is deplorable.

    States have lost their uranium enrichment technology for the needs of nuclear power. The US lost its own nuclear engineering and has been trying for decades, but failed implementing the new nuclear power plant project, appropriate now for post-Fukushima safety requirements.

    US managed to sell 20% of it uranium ore reserves on their own territory to Russia. The United States for over 20 years can not solve the problem of disposal, burial of spent nuclear fuel; legislatively ban themselves to engage in the processing of this valuable raw material. The US has no technology of MOX fuel production, the US has no commercial fast neutron reactors, US has a problem with the disposal of radioactive waste from its military programs.

    Listed – not a cause for gloating, it’s just a statement of facts, which is not particularly encouraging. Why not? Because the maximum development of the atomic project in the USSR and in the world was in the years of fierce competition with US nuclear program. Now the lack of this competition may be hindering the development of all sorts.

    When we say “the US atomic project”, we mean company Westinghouse. Westinghouse – is the construction of new reactors, supplying them with fuel and decommissioning the end of their term.

    Westinghouse – a company incorporated in US jurisdiction, headquartered also in the States. And the owner – Concern Toshiba (Toshiba owns 87% stake in Westinghouse), that is, the American then only by name and the glorious history of the company.

    For Toshiba, the sale of Westinghouse is the most logical, because all the problems of Toshiba are associated with that money-losing structural unit. And there is no buyer. Because of the problems associated with unsuccessful attempts to build reactors of Generation III+, the company, which owns 31% of the world market of nuclear fuel for nuclear power plants there are no buyers. And there is no one to complete the development of AP-1000 technology.

    But if a buyer is found, it will get not only the problems but also contracts for fuel production, and contracts for the supply of fuel, and contracts for the decontamination of decommissioned reactors in several countries, including the United States.

    Today in the United States operate 99 reactors, but only in the next 5 years they will have to decommission Ford Calhaun, Clinton, Quard Cities, Diablo Canyon, Piligrim, Fitz Patrik, Vermont Yankee, Ginna, Byron, Crystal River, Sun Onofre – of course, followed by deactivation of the sites, with the need to solve problems with thousands of tons of spent nuclear fuel.

    And there is Russia and its Rosatom, which is interested in the fuel market, and market of closing reactors and providing radiation treatment sites, and the market of construction of new nuclear power plants.

    If the former competitors and bitter rivals could develop technologies together, the achievement of the closed nuclear fuel cycle could be implemented much faster. Recall that the introduction into circulation of the main isotope of uranium – uranium-238, is able to provide cheap energy to our planet for up to 3000 years.

    In fact, a joint Russian-American purchase of Westinghouse is capable of becoming one of the biggest deals that Donald Trump could offer Russia and make America totally energy independent.

  25. patrickd February 3, 2017 at 8:12 pm #

    Jim has described the pre-WMBH conditions, in which US leadership is a lying, criminal business enterprise that is threatening the nations of the world. It seems logical to me that the nuclear annihilations of two cities in the World Made by Hand series of books are pre-emptive strikes by countries the US is today threatening. The citizenry is mentally disabled and offers no check to the criminals in charge. I don’t see a revolution happening, but I do see pre-emptive strikes coming. It’s possible that financial implosion could derail the US and its crime spree among the nations, thus negating the need for the nukes.
    It seems Trump is continuing US aggression toward the world, so I wonder if his election was rigged by TPTB. Every day the news gets worse. The US is gonna get hammered, by its own self, or someone else will do it, but the hammer is coming.

    • Frankiti February 3, 2017 at 8:52 pm #

      War can make quick work of monies owed; debt.
      The US owes many much

    • FincaInTheMountains February 3, 2017 at 9:05 pm #

      It seems Trump is continuing US aggression toward the world

      Not sure what r u talking about, but islamist camps are being taking out in US as we speak.

  26. tucsonspur February 3, 2017 at 8:48 pm #

    No matter how much yellowcake you own, it has to be converted to something usable inside a nuclear reactor.

    You can produce all you want in the mines, but you need the conversion and enrichment facilities to get nuclear fuel.

    For years Putin has sought to corner the conversion and enrichment market, controlling price and availability of a product that will only rise in demand.

    With Gazprom and Rosneft, Putin has Europe by the throat. Along with Rosatom, Putin may soon have the world by the throat.

    • FincaInTheMountains February 4, 2017 at 9:04 am #

      Well, I wouldn’t put it like that, but corner the energy market – definitely!

      Let’s corner it together – between US and Russia, guaranteed non-proliferation + cheap plentiful energy + hundreds of thousands of high-tech jobs in both countries!

      • tucsonspur February 4, 2017 at 3:32 pm #

        I’ll buy it. Let’s make it work. Comrades to the end!

  27. janet February 3, 2017 at 8:50 pm #

    “The Trump Right also enjoys the writhings and sufferings of its adversaries, squashed bug style…”

    AG’S WENT OVER TRUMP’S HEAD AND TRUMP HAS BEEN SLAPPED DOWN FOR HIS UN-AMERICAN UN-CONSTITUTIONAL CLOWN ORDER.

    Trump just got squashed bug style today with a NATIONWIDE PERMANENT RESTRAINING ORDER TO HALT TRUMP’S ANTI-MUSLIM ACTION by Federal Judge James Robart, who was appointed by former President George W. Bush.

    Trump’s executive order is PERMANENTLY HALTED, DECLARED ILLEGAL AND UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

    “No one is above the law — not even the President,” Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said.

    This suit was brought by the states of Washington and Minnesota against the travel ban enacted by Trump’s executive order.

    • gabelandrum February 4, 2017 at 11:06 am #

      The district judge is acting unconstitutionally and his order will ultimately be overturned. Since when do DISTRICT court judges issue orders that carry the force of law OUTSIDE their judicial district? Also, Congress clearly delegated this authority to the president in 1952 and the law has been relied upon by numerous presidents of both parties ever since. This is an attempted judicial coup by a RINO Bush lackey and it will fail.

      • thwack February 4, 2017 at 10:52 pm #

        What color is he?

        I mean, not that it matters or anything…

        Is he Mexican?

        Im just askin

    • gabelandrum February 4, 2017 at 11:15 am #

      Wrong on all counts. Click here to comprehend why: americanthinker.com/blog/2017/02/muslim_ban_injunction_is_a_judicial_coup_against_president_trump.ht…

    • Ann Thomsen February 4, 2017 at 11:26 am #

      This is the hill the Democrats choose to die on. Cognitive dissonance and puerile team politics ignore the need for strict borders in a time of over population, mass extinctions and resource depletion.

      s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/b8/45/11/b845111c8ea917e5fcc324c12ddccf54.jpg

      Coming to a neighborhood near you as the mean IQ of the country plunges with unchecked immigration by “those who really need our help”

      This photo can be parts of Mexico, Central and South America, much of Africa and Asia. Not to mention a state size floating debris field in the Pacific Ocean.

      Blaming the consumer economy of America is sleight of hand. Carbon footprints be damned.

      We simply cannot continue to SUBSIDIZE and INSULATE the exploding populations of the 3rd world without addressing the resultant destruction of Western Civilization by importing a population with a mean IQ below that necessary for self governance.

      Save the environmental solutions… they are being proven wrong as I type. We import the destruction of Western Civilization because ….

      wait for it….

      You do not pour vaccines and penicillin into a failing culture with a mean IQ below 85, without a safety net of population control for the surviving people and environment.

      Without this conversation …and the horror of mandatory population reductions… we are doomed.

      In the mean time… BUILD WALLS

      • Janos Skorenzy February 4, 2017 at 11:38 pm #

        Yes, absolutely. Fear of a Black Planet is completely rational as these people overflow their continent because of our demented charity towards them and none for our own people. The UN thinks a Black Planet is just a swell idea.

        Google Kalergi Plan – this is no accident but the result of long range planning among the Global Elite. Once White are gone, they can rule safely over a planet of dusky morons.

        • thwack February 5, 2017 at 12:31 am #

          Aren’t “they” already ruling over us?

          Maybe the chaotic, non linear, jigaboogaloo black thought process is the very ingredient necessary to defeat them?

          Don’t forget who made us?

  28. Kevvia Knack February 3, 2017 at 8:59 pm #

    Remember—“Diversity Is A Strength”! {GROAN} “Graduate School Seminar” talk, as Jim says. Diversity is a great concept in theory, but in reality it leads to a loss of consensus. By the way, edr, nobody is “blaming” Mexicans for anything. Most U.S. citizens fully get why Mexicans and Central Americans immigrate to the north. We’re not heartless. The problem is that it is no longer 1887. Or 1987. It is 2017. We have entered the Age of Limits—economic limits and ecological limits. We are running out of water in the U.S. We are running out of inexpensive to produce fossil fuels and are facing a (very likely permanent) contraction of the economy. I did not vote for Trump, but I must acknowledge that I support his efforts to secure the U.S. border and toughen immigration criteria. I agree with the “Cheeto colored bolus” on at least ONE issue. It would be nice if he could frame the issue in a more delicate and thought-through manner, but in all honesty I don’t think there IS a way to frame immigration reform in a delicate manner. No matter what you do you’re going to offend someone’s identity and burst someone’s dreams. It’s tough having limits, making sacrifices, staying put and living simply….no? I’ve got cauliflower and peas to cut in the garden. I’ll return.

    • Ann Thomsen February 4, 2017 at 11:41 am #

      I don’t last long on these boards, because I cannot tiptoe in bunny slippers around the central problem of our times.

      We are approaching “kill or be killed time”… and everyone is fighting over whether weapons are being divvied up fairly.

      Americans aren’t ready for the fight of their lives. I just returned from Hungary where they know a thing or two about migration, invasion, and cultural appropriation.

      On the Serbian border, Muslim migrants are tossing their [r strategy] progeny over razor wire fences to border guards.

      Stunned and outraged, Hungarian guards don’t know whether to save the toddlers or toss them back. In the mean time grieving Serbs are trying to get the European press to issue a warning to others on the route… MUSLIMS ARE EATING ALL THE LOCAL DOGS AND CATS.

      Serb Gardens are denuded, vineyards stripped and Lassie is being roasted over a campfire to FEED THE CHILDREN.

      so far, one article in the Guardian asked about the disappearance of Cats in Austria….. hey, it’s a start.

      This kind of hand to hand combat isn’t here – yet. Steel yourselves America … click your heels together … There’s no place like home.

      • Janos Skorenzy February 4, 2017 at 11:44 pm #

        You’ll last. You must. I’m in love with you already. I will die for Felix and Lassie.

        You are right: there is no graceful way to do it. Trump is Exactly the Man we need, the Man of the Hour. The ones who could have done this gracefully when it was still possible to do so, Didn’t. And those rougher men willing to do it today, didn’t have the money to do it. Only One Man had the will and the means to do it – and he is going to Do it if he can.

        Click of the Heels. Dorothy has come back as Hitler Youth, trading her ruby reds for combat boots.

  29. janet February 3, 2017 at 9:16 pm #

    “It would be nice if he could frame the issue in a more delicate and thought-through manner, but in all honesty I don’t think there IS a way to frame immigration reform in a delicate manner.” –KeviaKnack

    Trump did not think through the issue. Trump’s ban is un-American and un-Constitutional. The Constitution is not selectively applied based on population density or overshoot or some other criteria that you think is more relevant than the law.

    You don’t get to choose a date and say you are slamming the door shut to immigrants from X, Y, Z countries… as Trump found out when the Federal Court Judge slapped Trump with a restraining order today, making his executive order NULL AND VOID NATIONWIDE.

    • Ann Thomsen February 4, 2017 at 11:57 am #

      You been to Somalia? No? Then spend a week end in the Somalian no go zones of Minnesota.

      THEN talk to me about selective immigration. Add Moldovia, Albania, Haiti, …. need I continue?

      Every time I read an argument by snowflakes [like you] they invariably live in Palos Verdes not Bell Gardens .

      Connecticut, not Brooklyn. Mill Valley… not the Tenderloin.

      We simply cannot import and assimilate the exploding populations of the 3rd world.

      Nothing less than Western Civilization is at stake. If we don’t stop the chain migration from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, we will lose the entire Southwest of America.

      In ONE generation. ONE

  30. Kevvia Knack February 3, 2017 at 10:00 pm #

    Yes, Janet. I realize the executive order wasn’t well planned or handled delicately. That is what I said. I was merely expressing my opinion that I didn’t think Trump’s executive order was barbaric or preposterous. Indelicate and not very well thought-through, yes. Horribly barbaric and entirely unreasonable and shockingly appalling?….mmm, no, not really….not given the likely circumstances we face in the future, if we’re not careful about population control.

    • Michael Tew February 3, 2017 at 10:43 pm #

      “the likely circumstances we face in the future” include the urgent movement of hundreds of millions people whose lives depend on their being able to reach the rapidly shrinking areas of human habitat. The tensions between those who would open their homes to the desperately needy, and those who would open fire on the starving hoards will escalate rapidly. Violence is likely.

      • Frankiti February 3, 2017 at 10:59 pm #

        Gold?
        Bitcoin?
        Cash?

        7.62

        • ozone February 4, 2017 at 11:59 am #

          Yes, Pb, precious, precious Pb.
          (I’ve also been wondering about Cu as an interesting replacement. Bore wear?)

          • Frankiti February 4, 2017 at 1:24 pm #

            Brass, collect brass

      • Ann Thomsen February 4, 2017 at 12:16 pm #

        We are approaching “kill or be killed time”…yet the left is fighting over whether weapons are divvied up fairly.

        Americans aren’t ready for the fight of their lives. I just returned from Hungary where they know a thing or two about migration, invasion, and cultural appropriation.

        On the Serbian border, Muslim migrants are tossing their [r strategy] progeny over razor wire fences to border guards.

        Stunned and outraged, Hungarian guards don’t know whether to save the toddlers or toss them back. In the mean time grieving Serbs are trying to get the European press to issue a warning to others on the route… MUSLIMS ARE EATING ALL THE LOCAL DOGS AND CATS.

        Serb Gardens are denuded, vineyards stripped and Lassie is being roasted over a campfire to FEED THE CHILDREN.

        so far, one article in the Guardian asked about the disappearance of Cats in Austria….. hey, it’s a start.

        This kind of hand to hand combat isn’t here – yet. Steel yourselves America … click your heels together …

        • thwack February 4, 2017 at 12:43 pm #

          You sound like a dude.

          • Ann Thomsen February 4, 2017 at 1:25 pm #

            Everybody says that. I am indeed a woman. A grandmother, actually.

            It’s a curse… I think we are called alpha females. We think, therefore we feel.

            I’m a regular at the Unz Review, and there are regulars who caution others that I’m a man, pretending to be a woman. It’s so bad, they interject that disclaimer where they’re not participants on multiple threads.

            Let’s just say, I was liberated before it was fashionable on the plains and mountains of Americana. Daddy was a milk man… mom a Welcome Wagon Hostess…. how I loved Norman Rockwell Americana

          • thwack February 4, 2017 at 2:31 pm #

            Are you a D cup?

          • malthuss February 4, 2017 at 2:58 pm #

            GOOD FOR HER. SHE SOUNDS LIKE A WOMAN, GONE ROGUE.

  31. Kevvia Knack February 3, 2017 at 11:05 pm #

    Yes, Michael. I live in Los Angeles. It could get very violent here. One can feel the tension. One of the questions now is—who is the most needy? Who should Americans worry about? Call me unreasonable, but I worry more about my 1 year-old, working class grand nephew living in a cardboard box in the hills of Griffith Park in the year 2037, hiding from hoards of refugee nomads, than I worry about a 10 year-old Syrian child living in a cardboard box in Syria in the year 2027. My working class nephew probably won’t even be able to get a job at Starbucks. Starbucks will be hiring refugees….LOL

    • malthuss February 4, 2017 at 2:53 pm #

      Thanks. What part of LA are you in?
      Is your relative really homeless?

      (((Starbucks))) hiring refugees…only to ruin USA.

      • Kevvia Knack February 4, 2017 at 8:05 pm #

        No, my one year old grand nephew is not homeless :). I merely mentioned that as a possible scenario. Working class people are worried about the future. People worry about their own kind–that is human. My extended family is upper middle class and solidly middle class. My parents moved to California and backslid—-they are lower middle class. I currently live in Hollywood. I work in Beverly Hills. My life brings me into daily contact with an extremely wide assortment of people from all walks of life—-extremely wealthy, highly educated, famous, homeless, gay, transgender, Latino, Iranian, Armenian, every nationality you can imagine, black, white, Democrat, Republican…I have a lot to share and say. Bottom line is that practically everyone listed above that I talk to is disgusted with Trump. I’m the coolest cookie on the block right now, I guess because I’ve been reading about Peak Oil and environmental economics now for 11 years. I’ve been staring into the abyss for a decade. I’ve been expecting chaos for some time now! I’m thankful for JHK and John Michael Greer and others….

        • Janos Skorenzy February 4, 2017 at 11:48 pm #

          Yes, L.A is the most diverse place in America and therefore the most alienated – for Whites that is. The Latinos know who they are forging ahead as the Whites retreat before them.

  32. Pucker February 3, 2017 at 11:26 pm #

    Tube Steak Boogie….

    “I know a Non-Binary who lives on The Hill…
    He/She won’t do it but her Brother/Sister will.”

    • pequiste February 4, 2017 at 5:30 pm #

      Yep Pucker I spit out my coffee this morning seeing this lyrics variation on the ZZ Top classic.

  33. volodya February 4, 2017 at 12:24 am #

    Mr Ozone, wrt your question as to the future of certain trolls on this site which – if past history is any indication – could well be government employed, I would say this: do not enter the yellow box unless the way out is clear.So the question for the trolls is whether they indeed have a way out of the aforementioned yellow box.

    This isn’t to say that most or all of the agencies employing them won’t first unleash shitstorms of flying monkeys if they thought that their continued existence was threatened or that of their oligarch paymasters.

    But Mr K is right, there aren’t the resources to support the exorbitant cost of the organizations mandated with safeguarding the present day power structure. And so when the lights go out and the rush out the door starts, the way through the yellow box may well get crowded or altogether blocked.

    • ozone February 4, 2017 at 12:05 pm #

      v.,
      Intriguing thought exercise indeed. “Set up to cover the rear exit…”

  34. tucsonspur February 4, 2017 at 12:52 am #

    ” Oh wouldn’t it be lovely, lovely……”

    yahoo.com/news/m/9fcb778a-aea5-3603-b318-09967b3a9fad/world-war-3-hidey-hole-for.html

  35. Pucker February 4, 2017 at 1:14 am #

    Trump is intensifying contradictions—a power struggle between the Fascists on the Right and the Communists on the Left. The Chinese are freaking out in the run up to the 19th Party Congress in the Fall.

    One thing that they could do to strike a fatal blow to the Deep State and take pressure off of the Blacks is to legalize drugs.

    • messianicdruid February 4, 2017 at 9:24 pm #

      Dr. Oz had a DEA agent on the other day discussing designer drugs. The main part I remember was this young man who had been hooked on K2 saying the reason he started it was he could pass a drug test and it wasn’t illegal. This shit [ as well as the other exotic crap ] is killing people while weed has never killed anyone and it’s still schedule 1. Ridiculous.

      • venuspluto67 February 5, 2017 at 12:40 pm #

        Thank Big Pharma who doesn’t want the competition from a weed so easy to grow that I could do it when I was in my early twenties. And I was a fucking idiot when I was in my early twenties! (I was a young SJW for one thing, though we were called “PC people” back in them daze.)

  36. Georges1202 February 4, 2017 at 4:17 am #

    President Ass-Head just threatened to dissolve Dodd-Frank – revealing himself for the utter fraud that he so obviously is.

    When the financial circus implodes once again and these slobs go hat-in-hand to the Taxpayer for relief I think we might finally begin to see the beginning of the end of this 3-Ring Circus called the USA.

    • cbeard February 4, 2017 at 6:29 pm #

      Dodd-Frank was a joke. Better something like Glass-Steagall.

  37. FincaInTheMountains February 4, 2017 at 6:15 am #

    Trump just got squashed bug style today with a NATIONWIDE PERMANENT RESTRAINING ORDER

    The Clintonoid plans of flooding the country with trained islamist shock troops under the guise of Syrian refugees are already disrupted. The existing camps, built over the last 2 years, are being taken out by special Army units.

    Would be nice if the Congress declare an official war on ISIS to give Trump’s AG more tools – Trading With Enemy Act – to fight the islamist resistance.

    pp.vk.me/c836425/v836425548/21bc6/PN0g_07rgzE.jpg

    • Georges1202 February 4, 2017 at 7:36 am #

      The walk amongst us …

  38. FincaInTheMountains February 4, 2017 at 7:03 am #

    Where fashion sits? Puttin’ on the Ritz

    youtube.com/watch?v=KgoapkOo4vg

    • pequiste February 4, 2017 at 5:27 pm #

      Excellent video Finca although I thought the play was going to be PUTIN on the Ritz.

      It is, by the way, my favorite Fred Astaire solo number.

      And you Russkies have always been such great dancers.

  39. FincaInTheMountains February 4, 2017 at 9:55 am #

    Back to my point about the reasons of disintegration of the USSR, which Mr. Frankiti found so irrelevant to the topic at hand.

    kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/furor-time/#comment-292215

    I can not buy into the notion that the big, vibrant nations like US or Russia could simply fall and disintegrate due to oil prices, inconvenient wars in far away countries, or “falling energy-return-on-investment”.

    The ONLY reason why that could happen is the betrayal of the Elites, or their significant portion.

    • thwack February 4, 2017 at 11:18 am #

      Why do you find it difficult to accept the important role of energy in scale?

      Big things require big resources.

      Even in nature animal size is limited by its food supplies. Whales and elephants hafta eat all day to get as big as they are.

      The United States may have become too large to sustain the entire thing with “1st world” living standards (lots of waste and inefficiency…)

      • FincaInTheMountains February 4, 2017 at 11:47 am #

        The main challenge to the nuclear industry – is that almost all of today’s nuclear power plants run on uranium-235. Its reserves are very small. Enough for another fifty years of operation of such stations. Moreover, the use of uranium is, in fact, like heating your house by burning matches in a stove, wood – is a uranium-238 (and thorium).

        Inventories of uranium-238(and thorium) are enough to provide energy for mankind for thousands of years. And uranium-238 is 99.3 per cent of the uranium natural resources.

        And in Russia already operates an industrial reactor on U-238

        The BN-800 reactor is a sodium-cooled fast breeder reactor, built at the Beloyarsk Nuclear Power Station, in Zarechny, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia. Designed to generate electrical power of 880 MW in total, the plant is the final step to the commercial plutonium cycle breeder. The plant reached its full power production in August, 2016

        en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BN-800_reactor

        • thwack February 4, 2017 at 2:43 pm #

          The main challenge to the nuclear industry – is that almost all of today’s nuclear power plants run on uranium-235.

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

          O thats not it.

          The MAIN challenge is that if you REALLY add up all the costs, including all the externallities… its not cost effective. Its like calculating the true cost of a gallon of gasoline by adding up all the aircraft carriers, bombs, missiles, dead U.S soldiers… probably comes out to about $30.00 a gallon?

          Finally, at the end of its life, when you hit the “off switch” on a nuclear power plant, it takes 100,000 years for it to actually shut off.

          There is a good reason why the sun is 93 million miles away.

          • FincaInTheMountains February 4, 2017 at 4:30 pm #

            You are absolutely right.

            That is why we are talking closed nuclear cycle reactor

            world-nuclear.org/information-library/nuclear-fuel-cycle/fuel-recycling/processing-of-used-nuclear-f…

            The plant in Beloyarsk has an accompanying MOX fuel recycling plant – it is like a whole new industry.

            As for aircraft carriers, bombs, missiles, dead U.S soldiers that is why I am saying that US and Russia should make it a Joint Venture and corner the world market, in a good way…

          • thwack February 4, 2017 at 8:20 pm #

            Is the World Nuclear Association an advocacy or regulatory association?

            Please don’t tell me they are both.

            The reason I ask is because even if their math pencils out on paper; are you sure they are revealing everything?

            The liability with reprocessing appears to be that you gotta “touch the stuff” again and this time its stinkier; is it worth it?

            To me it sounds like doing this reprocessing correctly will require a plant so complex and expensive that you will be in for a penny, in for a pound… even if it doesn’t work as promised.

            It kinda reminds me of the Space Shittle.

  40. FlavianPlot February 4, 2017 at 11:32 am #

    Thanks for another responsibly written piece this week, JHK. You’re one of few who are not just recklessly stirring the pot. You’re decision to not choose from one of the floated turds this cycle is commendable. I think those who supported the runner up victor are experiencing a fast water logging sense of hope that they’ll never forgive themselves for.

    [The campus Left and the Trump Right have escaped the categorical corrals they formerly occupied. And they may have left their customary official parties stranded and dying too.]
    I keep pretty close contact with both groups in order to try and stay ahead of events. Listening to various parties and knowing from where they get their ideas is helpful for predicting/timing behaviors and becoming a gray man. youtube.com/watch?v=H3Wz7fC7tOY

    The animals are escaping the zoo because the quality of thought among the intelligentsia, the thought leaders, is dangerously deteriorating; the initiated punditry and the disgruntled intellectual blogger more frequently resort to using ‘alternative facts’, to shape overheated narratives that foolishly instigate tensions between the campus SJWs and Trump Patriots. Watching the government smash civil skirmish is soon to become a salient part of American life. Witnessing the beat down is going to be particularly sad too. The public will quickly learn that stashes of beans and bullets will disappear rather quickly in short-lived attempts to fend off the government. And once one has crossed that line, they’ll be cut-off from what remains of society entirely.

    It’s about time to consider turning off the freak show, but I guess it’s also important to not toss the baby with the bathwater. Listening to some of the alt-media commentary is becoming pointlessly comical and repetitive, for where the ship is headed seems a foregone conclusion. Maybe check out this late interview with Catherine Fitts. She’s remained worthy of a listen because her economic insights have proven more accurate and utilitarian than many of the typical precious metal leprechauns recurrent on Greg (a/k/a Porky Pig) Hunter, Chris Martenson, and so on. That is, when she doesn’t get onto the UFO black budget stuff she’s pretty informative. Forward to 4 minute mark. youtube.com/watch?v=smibXNLoViY

    • toddlaroche February 4, 2017 at 12:06 pm #

      The Buckley-Vidal ‘debates’ were a prescient prologue to what is happening here and now… and although the general level of the discourse’s intellect has dropped decidedly, the vitriol has not. I liked how Vidal coined it: both parties are really versions of the same party: the Property Party.

      Just how alarmed should we all be right now? Time to read It Can’t Happen Here by SL.

      • FlavianPlot February 4, 2017 at 1:47 pm #

        Just how alarmed should we all be right now?

        Good question.

        My gut tells me that the puffed corn patriots who voted Drumpf are all talk when it comes to revolt; the post-inauguration hangover and burning realization that yet another star spangled dildo found its way into voter anuses is settling in, but to what effect? NADA! Most 1776ers, however, were smart enough to store goods/PMs for tough times way before now, but I disagree with even moderate JHK-types that 2017 will be the year of the leprechaun. Level-headed preppers are smart enough to realize that supplies won’t last long in a fight, so little chance of conflict outside of the usual spats with mountain militia-types. The Great Drumpf Harrumph is about as much organized angst we’ll see from this side of the fence.

        On the other hand, because the SJWs are young and dumb, some may soon start fights with the police state that they can’t possibly endure. Heads will be cracked and minor insurgencies will be easily quelled. So unless Soros also hires some retired Delta Farce mercs to come and snipe some protesters, some cops, and a diplomat or three, any ideas about a genuine youthful revolution will be pacified.

        All in all, the thin-sliced red meat tossed to Drumpf’s base will prove to be less meaningful or scary to the opposition as the first 100-days creep by. Things are still cozy for the U.S. consumer and absent a stark collective realization that ecologic and economic consequences are inevitable and untenable washes over the public, things stay mostly the same. But shit happens.

      • tucsonspur February 4, 2017 at 3:53 pm #

        How high Buckley was held by some. Referring to Buckley, I believe this quote is attributed to Yale students, though I’m not sure.

        “A stowaway foretop man on the ship of state. A franc-tireur for the West and Christendom. A Burke, a Roland, a Quixote with a whiff of Falstaff and a swing of the snickersnee.”

        I think that’s pretty close.

        • thwack February 4, 2017 at 6:33 pm #

          When I took white man lessons in 8th grade, we all thought William F Buckley so smoooove, so profound; that he could allow his comments to trail off into mumbling and remain confident everyone was listening.

          Today he’d be dismissed as a faggot.

          (((shakin my head)))

          • tucsonspur February 4, 2017 at 7:29 pm #

            Not by the well educated. He probably would be by the crowd that speaks the language of the gutter, that loves rap like Buckley loved Mozart, and whose lack of intellectual and civilized manner would astound even native jungle dwellers.

            Granted, he was up in that ivory tower quite a bit.

          • Janos Skorenzy February 5, 2017 at 3:51 pm #

            We of the Alt-Right loathe him as a cuck who threw gifted Nationalists like Sam Francis under the bus. He was for his Class – that’s it.

            So was he Cuck after all? Or rather a man who knew what he was about, deception being a classic strategy of nature?

    • Ann Thomsen February 4, 2017 at 12:09 pm #

      Actually when Fitts tosses those insightful tid bits from been there done that… is when my jaw drops.

      She told her audience it’s best to avoid any government building that stores records… ie OKC…. wink, nod, applaud

      In another conversation she dismisses the official explanation for the collapse of building 7 as a wholly discredited fantasy.

      Warns the present CIA director to avoid kayaking….

      She knows where lots of bodies are buried. And I suspect the hysteria surrounding Trump is for the same reasons.

      That’s ONE reason I voted for him, raised money for him… and made my first political contribution in 70 years.

      • malthuss February 4, 2017 at 12:12 pm #

        Oddly, yesterday, I was reading about ‘Franklin’ and how the guy was killed while canoeing.

  41. janet February 4, 2017 at 1:30 pm #

    TRUMP HAS LOST CONTROL OF HIS WH STAFF

    “I wrote recently that not only was this the leakiest White House I’d ever seen but also that the leaks — whether purposely or not — seemed to cast the president as a child who badly needs to be managed. What’s truly remarkable is that the leaking appears to be growing even more frequent and even more deleterious to President Trump’s image within just the last few days.” — Chris Cillizza

    This inability to maintain order is just a reflection of Trump’s poor executive ability. Business and government are not the same and Trump’s failures in business (bankrupticies and bailouts) foreshadowed his lack of executive ability in government.

    After 12 days of signing meaningless executive orders Trump has not managed to get Congress to enact a single piece of legislation, but he has managed to piss off Australia, supposedly our friends.

    Now Trump is taking a vacation, with two weekend events designed to enrich himself. That is what he does best: defraud, steal, and cheat in order to make a profit.

    Trump cannot keep America safe, does not understand the law or how to govern, and he will crash the economy. How do you like it now, gentlemen?

    • Ann Thomsen February 5, 2017 at 6:42 pm #

      Horse Shit. The leak is not his team… my guess is the wait staff”

      “the massa Obama, done treat us good, so we be watchin dat yellow devil dun took his house…”

      House nggers — and they need to sweep the place for bugs.

      The idea that Trump has traitors in his midst is silly… this is a very savvy guy… administrator and leader

  42. InquiringMind1 February 4, 2017 at 3:15 pm #

    Well,

    People have noticed that the electoral college went for Trump because the “fly-over” states went for him. The Democrats took the east and west coast, and…. (,they say)…that mainly more cosmopolitan and well heeled people live along the coastlines.

    Comments have been made… wondering if there is a ” civil war” brewing….between either the Right and the Left…or the races…or regions of the United States.

    I do remember in Kunstler’s book, “The Long Emergency” there was a section that described a kind of regional splitting up of the USA from the stresses of oil depletion.

    The economic and cultural divide does seem to be manifesting in regional,political ways.

    I don’t know,… but what is going on reminds me of “Gone With the Wind”…you know…….

    …..That scene where Scarlett O’Hara ,… hungry and broke,…decides to tear down the green velvet curtains covering the( front and back?) WINDOWS of TARA in a desperate attempt to make a dress to make an impression on Rhett Butler to get the money to save her land from foreclosure by carpetbaggers!

    Could our ,…….
    Coastline States be America’s version of the green velvet curtains covering the front windows ?!!! …of our own ruined Tara?!!!

    Do they represent America’s Potemkin Front?

  43. tucsonspur February 4, 2017 at 3:25 pm #

    Fellow tree hugger Ann,

    It sounds cruel, but I understand the sentiment. The present cruelty of endless growth will prove to be worse. Population is the bottom line.

    Speaking of Somalians, I remember them pouring into the Bangor, Maine area years ago. And I believe they’re pretty well entrenched in Minnesota(?) also. It was hard to believe and still is.

    And now this judge rules that we can’t even protect our own borders. I voted for Trump particularly on the issues of border, immigration, national security, and public safety.

    But the Republicans aren’t off to a good start protecting the environment. One just can’t have everything, can one?

    This global cognitive dissonance is whistling past the world’s graveyards, and will soon fill them rapidly.

  44. JimInFlorida February 4, 2017 at 3:50 pm #

    I’m going to keep pounding on this until this forum finally gets it. Aside from the Original Sin of Hart-Celler, there is a clear culprit behind America’s self-pollution with 3rd World immigration.

    The *****DIVERSITY VISA PROGRAM****** which is the centerpiece of the 1990 Immigration Act!

    That f-ing globalist, coward, and licker of Jewish boots, GHW Bush Sr, signed that infamous Act into law. He could have pocket vetoed it. People forget what an abomination Bush Sr. was.

    Until President Trump openly addresses, and condemns, the DIVERSITY VISA PROGRAM, then all of his Exec Orders will eventually fail. He needs to use his E.O. to lock down that Program, then systematically work his way back to nullifying or neutralizing all prior immigration laws that echo the 1965 Hart-Celler Act.

    • thwack February 4, 2017 at 6:07 pm #

      You again?

      I thought you died?

    • bentley12 February 4, 2017 at 6:16 pm #

      The ban will effect scientific and medical research. Something your old white ass might be in need of someday in your Florida retirement sewer.

      • Janos Skorenzy February 4, 2017 at 11:53 pm #

        You’re supposed to be gone – picking daisies with Wack.

      • JimInFlorida February 5, 2017 at 12:53 pm #

        How in the world did American medicine, even Western medicine, get by FOR CENTURIES without 3rd World help?

        American medicine is insane because Nixon surrendered it to the HMO privateers. Instead of the historic mission of promoting public sanitation and health care for their own sake, and funding it to that end, it was turned on its head and privatized. That meant importing Indian doctors and cheap help in order to maximize profits. It meant cronyism and price gouging of fancy medical equipment instead of practicing the art of health care and preventative care via organically available medicine.

        Bringing in a flood of 3rd World sewage will only harm America. The odds of finding a jewel buried in the sludge is extremely low and not worth it. My old White Ass lives a sane and sober life. THAT is the best medical research, right there!

  45. FincaInTheMountains February 4, 2017 at 5:22 pm #

    The war of Trampanistas against Clintonoids is more and more reminiscent of a World War and at the same time of the Ball of Satan in “Master and Margarita”.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Master_and_Margarita

    Let me remind that in the brilliant novel by Mikhail Bulgakov described the events in Moscow in 1935 as a result of which the bet of the Black Project was made on Hitler in Germany, and not on de La Rocque in France, behind whom loomed Chautemps and through Stavisky – Trotsky.

    And then in Moscow in the fight won the White Project, or rather white with red polka dots, which in fact resulted in the formation of the United Nation in January 1, 1942.

    Imagine a world in which in the capital of anti-Christianity in 1935 would take place the union of Black and Red Projects (de La Rocque + Trotsky) and the unifier of Europe in 1937 would not be the Nazi Germany, but not least Nazi France. And if you can not, then I suggest you read Trust DE by Ilya Ehrenburg – the author knew what he was writing about.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilya_Ehrenburg

    This alliance has just barely did not materialize in the union of Hillary Clinton, Angela Merkel and Bandar bin Sultan, and if anyone thinks that Trump and even Putin could win together against such an alliance, I advise them to go and wash with cold water.

    Suffice it to say that a truncated version of such union had realized in 1945, giving a rise to the so-called “Cold War” that during the Third World War, finally destroyed the Soviet Union.

    And the Fourth World War is a war of White with red polka dots (the Steve Bannon’s theory) with Black with red, and one can only marvel at the fact that the essence of the political and religious struggle, which lasted for 30 years, this time came to the surface.

    It even begins to get official recognition and Bernie Sanders just recognized that his followers voting for Trump have prevailed against the administrative resource of Hillary Clinton.

      • bentley12 February 4, 2017 at 6:34 pm #

        Steve Bannon is a white nationalist, racist, fascist piece of shit who has no business being near any halls of power. He will lead the country to ruin, and he’s off to a good start. He and the other authoritarian fascist Steve Miller are the ones writing these ridiculous executive orders. This whole Trump election and power grab is shaping up o be an absolute, vile travesty. But all you racists here are fine with it. Sad!

        • FincaInTheMountains February 4, 2017 at 8:22 pm #

          So, you think that the Clintonoids are any less racist?

          Check their record in black Haiti. or how they referred to President Obama in the infamous emails.

          • bentley12 February 4, 2017 at 8:33 pm #

            Clintonoids. Are they like Deltoids that come in the little tin boxes? Or am I thinking of the Hemoroids?

          • FincaInTheMountains February 4, 2017 at 8:46 pm #

            ICD-10: K64.8

        • Janos Skorenzy February 4, 2017 at 11:58 pm #

          Why is it wrong for the White Race to survive? You do know that La Raza means “The Race” and they are Fascists, right? And Trump was right to object to that Mexican Judge trying his case since he is a member of La Raza.

          Whites have the right to advocate for themselves just like every other group does. And they do. Why don’t you hate Blacks, Hispanics, and Jews when they do this kind of thing? Is it because you hate yourself? Or you’re trying to prove that you’re “one of the good ones” by throwing your brothers under the bus?

          Slow your mind down, stop emoting, stop blaming – and just Think. Until you do that, you will remain bent. Islam is the Straight Path after all.

        • elysianfield February 5, 2017 at 11:04 am #

          “Steve Bannon is a white nationalist, racist, fascist piece of shit”

          Bentley,
          Yes, but he’s OUR white nationalist, racist, fascist piece of shit”….

    • FincaInTheMountains February 4, 2017 at 5:34 pm #

      The Latest: Sanders says Trump may be right about his voters

      miamiherald.com/latest-news/article130275159.html

    • bentley12 February 4, 2017 at 8:28 pm #

      What are you drinking or smoking? You sound wasted. Must be some good shit.

  46. bentley12 February 4, 2017 at 6:28 pm #

    JHK talks of debt but never of the harm done by banksters on Wall St who always get plenty of money for themselves by flouting banking laws and now by getting Trump to remove even the weak Dodd Frank regulations. Why not put the blame for debt where it belongs instead of just railing against it as if it’s the fault of ordinary people? If debt and lack of money are such a problem, how come Trump’s cabinet of billionaires have more money between them than half the population? Seems like that is more a symptom of something really wrong with the system, more so than the debt. Take some of those billions that the fat cats have stollen and pay workers a living wage! There’s plenty to go around but it’s all concentrated at the top .10 of the 1percent.

    • FincaInTheMountains February 4, 2017 at 6:58 pm #

      Haven’t we already heard of “throwing money out of helicopter”?

      Unfortunately, it is not going to work and will lead to destruction of what remains of the dollar system and chaos in society.

      Money could only be paid as wages for participation in a large scale productive project.

      • bentley12 February 4, 2017 at 8:15 pm #

        Actually, money could be paid as living wages to the millions of Americans who toil for minimum wage at predatory corporations like WalMart and fast food outlets. These corporations reap billions of dollars in profits, and could well afford to pay decent salaries and benefits, except that they do not. Instead, parasite CEO’s get millions per year and the taxpayers subsidize them by picking up the costs of Medicaid and food stamps for their impoverished workers.

  47. janet February 4, 2017 at 6:47 pm #

    JiminFlorida, the 1990 Immigration Act is not the problem. The 1965 Hart-Celler Act is not the problem. Besides, there is no way to go back to 1962, as JHK said.

    We are now a multicultural society and that is not going to change either. Whining about what George H.W. Bush did in 1990 is not going to help. Besides, you apparently are unaware of the good the the 1990 Immigration Act did.

    Here are some benefits of the immigration act of 1990:

    ** Economic growth, cultural and educational development

    ** Decrease in number of persons illegally immigrating into the United States

    ** Increase in number of legal immigrants to the United States — Legal immigrants bring with them skills and abilities.

    ** Family reunification under the family-based visa category

    ** Increased employment in the US — through supporting investors who want to establish their business in the United States

    ** Deportation of criminal aliens for crimes committed in the United States — aliens, who committed a crime in the United States, have been deported according to the deportation procedure of 1990 Immigration Act. Obama deported millions, more than Bush and Clinton combined.

    • janet February 4, 2017 at 6:56 pm #

      In the 105 years between 1892 and 1997, the U.S. deported 2.1 million people. From 2009 to 2015 Obama alone deported more than those 105 years. Obama deported more than 2.5 million. Obama was called Deporter-in-Chief by some unhappy Hispanics.

    • bentley12 February 4, 2017 at 8:20 pm #

      Don’t expect him to reply. It’s a mark of right-wingers to just clam up and go on to something else when they know they have just been proven wrong. Instead of trying to defend themselves, they just cowardly slink off. Happens every time.

      • JimInFlorida February 4, 2017 at 11:01 pm #

        I’m here bentley! I’ve got other things to do besides lurk around this furshlugginer forum.

        As usual, janet offers up stock New Leftist platitudes with no substance and disregards the sociological damage done by the flood of incompatible 3rd World immigrants.

        Janet (like all Jews) is very generous at giving away what doesn’t belong to them. The social fabric of White America is that something that doesn’t belong to them but, Jewish NGO’s are infamous for inviting in UNWANTED persons and imposing the resulting burdens on the hapless Goyim.

        The “economic growth” of the 1990’s was done with Reaganomics, fraud, war, bubbles, derivatives, and cooking the books.

        Decreases in illegals are 100% the result of legalizing what had been illegal. Gaming the stats, in other words.

        Increasing the number of “legals,” AGAIN, making the undesirables “legal” by FIAT. Gaming the stats.

        Family reunification is a New Left euphemism for Anchor Babies and the endless recycling of family visas. Chinese, Pakis, Indians, etc. enjoy tax breaks, set-asides, and benefits that no White American can begin to acquire.

        The businesses that these immigrants “create” only hire themselves, their families, and fellow immigrants. That doesn’t help the Americans already here and can’t get those same perks as 3rd World immigrants.

        Obama’s deportations pale in comparison to the flood that came in because of the 1990 Immigration Act. Obama’s deportations were a classic shell game.

  48. FincaInTheMountains February 4, 2017 at 7:10 pm #

    Thousands protest Trump’s travel ban outside US embassy in London

    youtube.com/watch?v=XS4Zsp65vbE

    Let’s try making it to Monday:

    youtube.com/watch?v=UBwjF2nRzAE

  49. K-Dog February 4, 2017 at 7:19 pm #

    “At a certain point, we’ll have to try other ways of being with each other on this planet, and then for a while things will come together again.”

    Wishful thinking, the complexity of the current system is unprecedented. When it crashes millions will starve.

  50. nsa February 4, 2017 at 7:59 pm #

    Anyone else beginning to have doubts about Der Trumpster? What happened to all that America First stuff….no more expensive murderous foreign adventures at the behest of our best friend? Gratuitously threatening the Iranians, logically a natural ally…..then bloviating against Russia and China? Did it only take a week to morph into Der Jooster, Butt Boy for Israel a la Tokyo Rose McCain and Dame Lindsey Graham and the rest of the congressional harem? The cabinet looks like an AIPAC meeting where a couple of boozy geezer former generals wandered in from the VFW basement bar. Take a look at the buildings and golf courses constructed by “making deals”…..they are the epitome of crass nouveau riche kultur. The family is even suspicious with the 6′ dyed blond shicksa daughter in heels wobbling along beside the moneyed weasely little tribalist…… Looks like the working white population has been had again……look forward to more wars in service of your betters.

    • thwack February 4, 2017 at 8:34 pm #

      Not to worry, Stieners assault will bring it under control.

    • JimInFlorida February 4, 2017 at 10:38 pm #

      hehehe… I expressed my doubts about Der Trumpster a year ago. I always said that We Teh Sheep are allowed to vote for the propaganda we like,,,,, and that’s it. Regardless, I supported what Trump symbolized, even if that posturing never came to fruition.

      Trump crossed the line with me when he nominated a fast-food THUG to head up the Department of Labor. Just HOW is The Silent Majority supposed to be served, and the American Worker defended, if he puts in the likes of an anti-labor anti-worker thug in the DOL? That agency has been understaffed, underfunded, and without direction for the past 15 years.

      I’m not the least bit impressed that Trump put Mad Dog Mattis into the Sec’y of Def. post. Mad Dog may have been an outstanding General but, he willingly serves a psychopathic criminal enterprise – that semi-private corporation known as, “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, INC.” General Smedley D. Butler of “War Is A Racket” fame would have some choice words to say about a glorified mercenary in the SECDEF position.

  51. bibliomaniac February 4, 2017 at 9:40 pm #

    Have any of you read the Arctic News blogspot lately? A serious question they are asking is “Will Humans be Extinct by 2026?” Evidently Arctic warming is accelerating much more rapidly than expected.

    Scott Pruitt is a major threat–a climate change denier–he may be the final straw–but who knows if it’s already too late?

    It’s time we wake up and focus on some real problems–who cares about who can do what with which and to whom in their bedroom?

    Mr. Kunstler, you have lots of influence with your readers. Please address this.

    • janet February 4, 2017 at 11:31 pm #

      bibiomaniac, the problem is that the models and predictions do not always correspond with the reality. ABC News in 2008 made predictions for 2015 (now come and gone), predictions which did not happen:

      “New York City underwater? Gas over $9 a gallon? A carton of milk costs almost $13? Welcome to June 12, 2015. Or at least that was the wildly-inaccurate version of 2015 predicted by ABC News exactly seven years ago. Appearing on Good Morning America in 2008, Bob Woodruff hyped Earth 2100, a special that pushed apocalyptic predictions of the then-futuristic 2015. The segment included supposedly prophetic videos, such as a teenager declaring, “It’s June 8th, 2015. One carton of milk is $12.99.” (On the actual June 8, 2015, a gallon of milk cost, on average, $3.39.) Another clip featured this prediction for 2015: “Gas reached over $9 a gallon.”

      People get graph-fatigue, model-fatigue, scary-numbers fatigue, and they stop believing.

      Wasn’t New York City supposed to be 5 meters underwater by now? You can only cry wolf so many times before losing credibility.

    • Janos Skorenzy February 5, 2017 at 12:02 am #

      That’s why we have to close the border, Bibi – to protect our scare resources. Every animal does it. All creatures have territory and borders. Stop being so unnatural!

      • janet February 5, 2017 at 12:21 am #

        “Every animal does it. All creatures have territory and borders.” –janos

        Wrong again, janos, as usual. Territoriality is only shown by a minority of species. More commonly, an individual or a group of animals has an area that it habitually uses but does not necessarily defend; this is called the home range.

        We, as homo sapiens, should open our borders, welcome everyone, and share our territory because immigrants make things better.

        For example, the biological father of Steve Jobs was a Syrian refugee. Now over 66,000 white folks have jobs at Apple in the USA (thousands more around the world) because we allowed in a Syrian refugee.

        • thwack February 5, 2017 at 12:44 am #

          Why was Jobs dad a refugee?

          Was it the Jews?

          • janet February 5, 2017 at 1:45 am #

            My bad. He came to the United States (and remained there) as an immigrant — not a refugee — from Syria.

            Since you brought up Jews, there are many prominent companies founded by Jews and they employ hundreds of thousands of whites (Google, Dell, Starbucks, Oracle, Toys ‘R’ Us, Calvin Klein, etc.)

            We should open our borders to Jewish immigrants. They create jobs for white Trump voters.

          • thwack February 5, 2017 at 11:10 am #

            Are you a Jew?

          • janet February 5, 2017 at 11:20 am #

            Are you Black?

          • JimInFlorida February 5, 2017 at 1:14 pm #

            thwack is really Homie D Clown, coming in with a sock full of Chuck E Cheese token to smack this forum around!

            Homey D Thwack is a bitter Black man who was court-ordered to come onto CFN as part of his parole deal.

            Full Of Black Rage(tm) against The Man, he sees a comment he doesn’t like and says, “Homie Thwack don’t play dat game!” and brings his Sock Of Doom(tm) down on stupid White commenters!

          • thwack February 5, 2017 at 1:21 pm #

            Im black ish

            Are you Jew ish?

    • FincaInTheMountains February 5, 2017 at 5:42 am #

      Evidently Arctic warming is accelerating much more rapidly than expected

      Excellent!

      Russia gets under its control the cheapest, fastest sea route from Asia to Europe.

  52. Pucker February 4, 2017 at 11:52 pm #

    February is Black History Month. There’s nothing in the African American History Museum in Washington, DC about the history of the Feds supplying drugs to black inner city neighborhoods and Obama providing cover for it. The chronological display begins with the Caribbean rum and slave trade and ends with Barack and Michelle Obama’s smiling faces. Nothing about how drugs are used to oppress black people.

  53. janet February 5, 2017 at 1:19 am #

    A Super Bowl ad from Budweiser focuses on the hardships endured by an immigrant to the U.S. The ad, previewed on TV and the Internet, tells the story of Budweiser’s German founder Adolphus Busch, who traveled to the U.S. in 1857, later teaming up with Eberhard Anheuser to brew the iconic American beer.

    During the spot, Busch is treated with suspicion because he doesn’t “look like he’s from around here.” Despite the abuse, he goes on to make history because “nothing stops your dream” [not even borders!]

    Budweiser has said the ad is a celebration of an American success story. We let in the immigrant Adolphus Busch and thousands of white Americans have jobs as a result… to be exact 152,321 Americans have jobs, thanks to open borders allowing immigration.

    • stelmosfire February 5, 2017 at 1:28 pm #

      Janet, If I am not mistaken Anheuser-Busch is owned by InBev a Belgian company. Since 1857 A-B has brought us the likes of chronic alcoholism, countless drunk driving accidents, millions of wife beatings,and millions of deaths from chronic liver disease. Thanks Adolphus!

      • stelmosfire February 5, 2017 at 1:31 pm #

        Since Muslims don’t drink ( yea right) I am willing to bet this ad will cost A-B more customers than it will gain. .

  54. janet February 5, 2017 at 1:30 am #

    Migrants rarely take native workers’ jobs, and indeed they tend to boost employment effects in the long term. The five reasons immigrants create jobs are:

    1) self-employed migrants directly create new jobs;

    2) migrant innovators indirectly create jobs;

    3) new migrants fill labor shortages and lubricate the labor markets;

    4) the high-skilled contribute to technological adaptation and the low-skilled to occupational mobility, specialization, and human capital creation thus creating new jobs;

    5) by raising demand, immigrants cause firms to expand and hire more workers.

    • Kevvia Knack February 5, 2017 at 8:58 am #

      Illegal migrants “lubricate” labor markets because they are desperate for work. The management class exploits their desperation. The work ethic of the illegal migrant is admirable, but the social problems that stem from their desperation are NOT admirable—the strain on our school systems, healthcare, overcrowding. etc . I also do not buy the argument that they do only jobs that native workers will not do. That’s a crock of S***. That is why 30% of Latinos in the U.S. voted for Trump—they understand that illegal migrants from Mexico and Central America are overcrowding their neighborhoods and competing for their jobs. The 5 talking points you listed above looked like they were copied verbatim from the New York Times or a Yale University academic journal.

      • janet February 5, 2017 at 11:27 am #

        “I also do not buy the argument that they do only jobs that native workers will not do. That’s a crock of S***.”

        The United Farm Workers issued an open invitation to whites to work in the fields harvesting the food whites eat. Their campaign was titled: “Take Our Jobs” The UFW offered to find work for whites free of charge. They got no takers. Native-born workers do not want to do the work that immigrants do.

        “There are two issues facing our nation–high unemployment and undocumented people in the workforce–that many Americans believe are related.

        Missing from the debate on both issues is an honest recognition that the food we all eat – at home, in restaurants and workplace cafeterias (including those in the Capitol) – comes to us from the labor of undocumented farm workers.

        Agriculture in the United States is dependent on an immigrant workforce. Three-quarters of all crop workers working in American agriculture were born outside the United States. According to government statistics, since the late 1990s, at least 50% of the crop workers have not been authorized to work legally in the United States.

        We are a nation in denial about our food supply. As a result the UFW has initiated the “Take Our Jobs” campaign.

        Farm workers are ready to welcome citizens and legal residents who wish to replace them in the field. We will use our knowledge and staff to help connect the unemployed with farm employers. Just fill out the form to the right and continue on to the request for job application.”

        ufw.org/toj_play/TOJNEW_12_JAL.html

        • JimInFlorida February 5, 2017 at 12:33 pm #

          My lawn mower does a job that I don’t want to do. It eats the grass in my lawn.

          Does that mean I have to grant my lawn mower the same rights as me? Do I have to store my lawn mower inside my house instead of in the garage?

          Third World labor is brought in to do a job. They are NOT part of the American body-politic. They should be paid union-scale for their work but, they ARE NOT CAPABLE of being part of the body politic. They must be kept in the garage or returned to the tool rental place when the job is done.

          • Janos Skorenzy February 5, 2017 at 4:05 pm #

            Great analogy. A parallel: an internal combustion engine only works because its explosion is in an enclosed explosion. The pressure creates movement – work in other words, in the physics sense.

            Once the borders are open, the economy no longer works as it should. There is simply no pressure to make it work. Immigrants are scabs that release the pressure that would otherwise keep wages up.

          • pequiste February 5, 2017 at 7:13 pm #

            Around these parts it’s the Home Depot or Lowes’ parking lot: out at 7AM and returned by 7PM (times are approximate.)

  55. Pucker February 5, 2017 at 2:23 am #

    I’m flummoxed by the whole Non-Binary Thang.

  56. FincaInTheMountains February 5, 2017 at 5:39 am #

    That Judge in Seattle just denied the Union Commander to counter-attack the enemy troops that are making a flank maneuver to infiltrate the Union ranks and deal a devastating blow from the rear.

    American blood will fall heavy on his hands.

    • janet February 5, 2017 at 11:39 am #

      Here in the USA no death from a domestic terrorist attack the result of a terrorist from any of the seven countries on Trump’s list.

      The actual terrorists who have killed Americans on US soil are native-born white terrorists and foreign-born terrorists from countries excluded from Trump’s list, countries where Trump has business dealings.

      Native-born terrorists have killed more Americans at home than foreign-born terrorists from places like Egypt, Saudi Arabia, etc. which Trump ignores because of his business interests.

      Twelve terrorists have conducted deadly jihadist terrorist attacks in the United States since 9/11, killing a total of 94 people. None of those twelve — who are all American citizens or legal residents — emigrated from or were born into a family that emigrated from a country that is the subject of the Trump administration’s travel ban.

      Since 9/11, white right-wing terrorists have killed almost twice as many Americans in homegrown attacks than radical Islamists have.

      newamerica.org/in-depth/terrorism-in-america/what-threat-united-states-today/#americas-layered-defen…

  57. janet February 5, 2017 at 10:38 am #

    TRUMP AND HIS MUSLIM BAN SLAPPED DOWN AGAIN BY APPEALS COURT

    • janet February 5, 2017 at 10:49 am #

      Sally Yates is completely vindicated for opposing Trump’s un-American and un-Constitutional travel ban. More people welcome immigrants than shun them. We will protect them from Trump’s irrational illegal actions.

  58. nsa February 5, 2017 at 11:58 am #

    Anyone actually believe the official fairy tale? A 61/2′ arab residing in a cave high in the remote hindu kush, hooked up to an artificial kidney machine, sharing the cave with many wives and a very large porn collection, huffing on a hookah pipe…..knocked down two NY skyscrapers using amateur arab pilots with flight simulator training only and box cutters…….followed by building 7 caving in on its own. Sound realistic so far? The valiant gringo special forces then assault the cave high in the hindu kush but the 6 1/2′ arab escapes hooked up to his artificial kidney machine with his wives and porn collection and hookah pipe….undetected by satellites, drones, locals. But the saga does not end there. Many years later, after a stupendous intelligence effort, the 6 1/2′ arab is located in a seedy motel in Pakistan with his wives and kidney machine and porn collection and don’t forget the hookah pipe. Valiant gringo special forces assault the seedy motel but meet fierce resistance, and are forced to execute the 6 1/2′ arab instead of snatching him for interrogation and public trial. His body is then disposed of at sea in the tradition of the muzzies, who mostly can’t swim and rarely bathe and prefer desert burial. And everyone lived happily ever after………

    • elysianfield February 5, 2017 at 12:09 pm #

      ” using amateur arab pilots with flight simulator training only”

      NSA,
      Flying is easy…it’s the take-off and landing parts that are dicey….

    • FincaInTheMountains February 5, 2017 at 12:41 pm #

      building 7 caving in on its own

      Wrong! It collapsed out of sympathy to the first two.

    • thwack February 5, 2017 at 1:09 pm #

      I don’t buy the official “Arab hijackers” 9 11 narrative either.

      Especially the Pentagon event.

      Even an experience WHITE pilot with 5000 hours flying time could not have made an impact like that due to ground effect.

      Also, what kind of knuckle head uses an airplane to attack the outer wall of an enemies “fort?”

      With an airplane they could have hit the inner most ring of the Pentagon, you know, where the most important stuff is kept?

      Some white people pulled off 9 11; and blamed sand ni66ers; and the American people fell for it.

      I guess the truth would be too traumatic for most people?

      They’d rather not know.

      Its like telling someone they were raped by their father.

      Even if its true, they would rather pretend its not.

      • nsa February 5, 2017 at 2:09 pm #

        Pictures are still available of the 20′ diameter hole in the Pentagon (satanic symbolism lost on anyone?) facade….which was supposedly caused by a Boeing 757. Our script writer possibly forgot some details….like what happened to the wings, stabilizers, fin, elevators, rudder? Couldn’t fit through the 20′ hole but not evident in the initial pictures. And what about those giant turbine motors fitting through the 20′ diameter hole. And don’t forget the charred and rended asunder cadavers…where are they? The masses of asses will believe anything….as long as it was patently untrue. We here in Ft. Meade are laughing our asses off….this has all been just too easy.

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

        Yeah, like Bill “house nigger” Cosby: White America couldn’t believe Dr Huckster was capable of such horrendous deeds. But he was. As was “Doc” King and “Bill” Clinton.

        • thwack February 5, 2017 at 9:24 pm #

          Well just wait till they find out about your black daughter?

          then their heads are really gonna explode.

  59. FincaInTheMountains February 5, 2017 at 12:56 pm #

    A.Suvorov: We fight by the skill, not by the numbers

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Suvorov

    Western Coalition in Iraq

    Military personnel – 250,000
    Planes – 700
    Tanks+IPCs – 2000

    Western Coalition in Afganistan

    Military personnel – 70,000
    Planes – 500
    Tanks+IPCs – 1500

    Russian Air-Space group in Syria

    Military personnel – 2,500
    Planes – 50
    Tanks+IPCs – 0
    Warships – 5

    West predicted a “second Afghanistan” to Russia in Syria, Russian answered with brilliant victory in Suvorov style.

    • thwack February 5, 2017 at 2:16 pm #

      Russians are the scariest white people because they ain’t got no money; they can’t afford to jack off padding their resume’ like the rest of y’all. If they are gonna fight, they’re gonna kill people and break things…

      fuck yo civilians
      fuck yo LGBTQXYZ
      fuck Obama
      fuck the queen of England
      fuck yo Starbucks
      fuck Guy Ritchie
      fuck Madonna
      fuck global warming
      fuck them gay ass socks with the little belt on them…

      Im broke ni66a, Im broke!

      • Janos Skorenzy February 5, 2017 at 4:14 pm #

        Fuck you, jive turn key.

      • Janos Skorenzy February 5, 2017 at 4:30 pm #

        We have cute Jap girl allies too – against both Black and Jew.

        youtube.com/watch?v=dRFksLAasTc

        • thwack February 5, 2017 at 8:27 pm #

          No,

          what you have is yellow fever and a Cheeto fetish.

          • thwack February 5, 2017 at 9:39 pm #

            BTW,

            that video was so totally fagtastic. Is that where Japanese culture is today?

            What happened?

            That looked like something straight out of a poofter festival?

            And you call these people our allies?

            Janos, we can’t have this…please get a hold of yourself, this is not good for the movement.

  60. FincaInTheMountains February 5, 2017 at 2:31 pm #

    Trump continues to gain speed without a running start.

    It was announced that in the “near future, he will make a decision on Iran”. In addition, it is possible that the “Muslim Brotherhood” will go on the list of terrorist organizations.

    Both decisions are blows to the Clintonoids and direct reflection of the unfolding struggle in the American elites. While it’s still a struggle, but the vigor with which Trump smashes barriers can quickly bring the fight to the open war.

    “Muslim Brotherhood” was and continues to be a tool for US globalist elite for “soft” modes of reformatting of the Middle East. While this tool was put aside because of the defeat of the “brothers” in Egypt and the transition of Islamism in the region to a rigid format of jihad.

    In fact, that’s why Obama waged war with the Islamic state – the jihadists do not fit into the plans of the globalists, because of their complete lack of controllability.

    Iran after the defeat of the “brothers” in Egypt has become a “plan B” for globalists and tool for liquidation of an Islamic state. Trump objected to that during his election campaign, saying that America is spending resources, but the fruits are being enjoyed by the others.

    Under “other” Iran was understood, but it is only the first layer. Deeper than that Trump was referring to those who are trying to manipulate Iran – his globalist opponents. Their interests coincide very little with national interests of the USA, they are supra-national structure – and for them Trump does not want to waste the American resources.

    Islamic State does no longer fit with Trump plans or globalist plans, only now they have radically different visions for the post-war Middle East. The globalists hoped that the Arab Spring awakened after the defeat of Islamism ISIS will be headed by “Muslim brothers”.

    Trump, on the contrary, believes that US must rely on the remaining system players – Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Egypt – to be charged with the establishment of order in the region and the strangulation of Islamism.

    In this sense, Iran becomes superfluous in his plans.

    • Janos Skorenzy February 5, 2017 at 4:32 pm #

      But won’t attacking Iran anger his would be friend, Putin?

      • JimInFlorida February 5, 2017 at 9:24 pm #

        President Trump very likely DOESN’T know where Iran is on a map.

        I guarantee that Trump doesn’t know about the criminal CIA overthrow of the legitimately-elected Mohammad Mossadegh. Also known as Operation Ajax.

        There’s a LOT of history and events that have happened to Iran over the past 60 years and I seriously doubt that Trump’s advisers have the slightest clue about any of it. He will listen to what AIPAC tells him about Iran and that’s as far as his knowledge will go.

        President Trump needs to have a private meeting with Putin and FM Lavrov in order to get the true picture of the Middle East.

    • FincaInTheMountains February 5, 2017 at 6:32 pm #

      It’s only business, nothing personal…

  61. BackRowHeckler February 5, 2017 at 7:49 pm #

    Interesting exchange earlier in the week between Elrond and Janos over Orwell and the Spanish Civil war. That’s what makes this comments section worthwhile.

    This weekend more anti Trump rallies on the streets of New Haven, ostensibly supporting ‘Refugees’, but carrying signs with slogans support a whole bunch of leftist causes too, as well as Palestinian, Communist, Gay, Mexican and ‘Green’ flags. It was a hodge podge, this resistance demonstration. Actually it looked pretty much like the same people out marching with Campus Snowflakes last year at Yale at the ‘anti racism’ rallies. In any case, they decided to walk out into the streets and block traffic going into New Haven to make their point. (whatever it was) An ambulance couldn’t get thru and EMTs were forced by circumstances to perform a surgical procedure, one they are not trained for, to save the life of someone they were transporting to the emergency room at Yale. It was successful, a life was saved, and they are being hailed as heroes. Police in New haven usually don’t arrest these demonstrators no matter what they do but this time they made arrests for incite to riot, interfering with police and interfering with emergency personnel, serious charges. The leader of the mob is a self described member of the Communist Party. He is now in jail.

    That’s the ‘Hate Trump’ news this week from Southern New England. More to come next week.

    brh

  62. BackRowHeckler February 5, 2017 at 8:18 pm #

    Also of late I’ve noticed different minority political groups battling it out in the media and other places as to who can make the claim to be the most aggrieved and oppressed. For a long time homosexuals held the top spot, but now ‘refugees’ ‘specially Muslim refugees, are moving up fast. Illegals, women, blacks, latinos, transvestites and sundry ‘victims of global warming’ are fighting hard to stay in the top 10.

    brh

  63. JimInFlorida February 5, 2017 at 9:13 pm #

    The opening ritual to the Stupid Bowl featured a roll-out of the infamous George HW Bush, Sr. and that old hag, Barbara Bush.

    The power of ignorance and forgetfulness by the masses was truly epic. Only the short attention span of ‘Merikuh can transform a Trilateralist, CFR stooge, and crime family patriarch into an object of patriotic adoration.

    There really is no hope.

    • BackRowHeckler February 5, 2017 at 9:42 pm #

      Jim, the game is in Texas. If it was in SF or NYC you probably would’ve heard a lot of booing, cat calls, and FUs.

      brh

      • thwack February 5, 2017 at 11:26 pm #

        Get off his dick JiF.

        HW was one of the last U.S presidents to get shot at in a shooting war before becoming president.

        Thats meaningful; but how would you know?

        You get hurt in practice, call in sick, work in an excuse factory…

        While HW was out getting shot up, shot down, and shot at by the Japs; you were busy perfecting the art of becoming a giant pussy.

        So:

        Leave him alone

        Stay off his lawn.

        And don’t touch his dog either.

        • elysianfield February 6, 2017 at 10:27 am #

          Bush never even stood for the National Anthem…Bastard!

    • pequiste February 6, 2017 at 12:30 am #

      Like he (G.H.W. Bush ) said: “It’s a BIG idea – a New World Order…”

      Like the Clintons ( and Corleones,) politics for the Bush’s is/was a “family business.” Just ask “W.” and Jeb.

      Like it or not Americans were busy watching the Stupor Bowl – the howls from across the fence at my place were indicative that the neighbors team, Flacons, had just lost. Screams and howls I tell you.

      The Evil Fuckers are not going to give up their quest, ever. Wait till they roll out the newest A.I. autonomous robot-soldiers and robot-police.
      Actually I would like to see a hardware Beta test against some BLM rioters or Kampus Kommie Kiddies – that would be interesting.

      Wee Bee Tout Fuckay anyway.

  64. Kevvia Knack February 5, 2017 at 11:05 pm #

    I agree Janet—agriculture in California is dependent on migrant workers from Mexico and Latin America. I did mean to address that issue in my earlier post. White, Black, Asian and Middle Eastern Americans are not exactly lining up to pick lettuce in Central California. It’s quite a leap in logic, however, to cite this as justification for having a porous border. No one wants to “ban” Latin Americans from entering the U.S. That’s not the idea. The goal is to have tighter control of the U.S./Mexican border. This is not a barbaric concept. Once again, the issue is limits. We have entered the age of limits.

    • janet February 5, 2017 at 11:24 pm #

      “Once again, the issue is limits. We have entered the age of limits.” –Kevvia Knack

      Once again you are ignoring the data. For some years now the net migration across the U.S./Mexican border has been at zero, a non-existent problem. It has become a net negative this past year, i.e., more Mexicans are choosing to leave the U.S. than to enter the U.S. A “porous” border is not the problem. Illegal hiring practices and exploitation are the problems.

      If there was strict enforcement and imprisonment of business owners for hiring undocumented workers, then there would be even less immigration to the U.S., but that does not happen. The employers exploit the labor, the enforcement agencies look the other way, and the citizenry like you scapegoat the immigrants themselves for being a “problem.”

      There is not need for a wall. Just enforce the employment laws and put some CEOs in prison for their hiring practices. The “Limits” argument is another red herring, used by anti-immigrant activists going back over a hundred years.

  65. janet February 5, 2017 at 11:30 pm #

    HIDDEN FIGURES is the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn and Mary Jackson — brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

    • JimInFlorida February 6, 2017 at 7:27 am #

      Typical history revisionism to take obscure Black participants and amplify their contributions to an absurd degree.

      100% Orwellian Black-washing of history. Give it another ten years and Whites will be nothing more than spectators in all of America’s achievement.

      Predicted new history scandals:
      The success of the Ford Mustang will be the brainchild of some transgender mulatto shop sweeper who shared the entire idea with Lee Iacocca. But, Lee STOLE THE IDEA and got all the credit! That’s what we’ll be told ten years from now.

      Shirley Chisolm was actually the inventor of the rubella vaccine but, some White “researchers” stole it from her.

      The invention of White Bread was done by a Black baker in Africa. We just don’t know which African tribe invented White bread yet because The Man is keeping the continent in bondage to keep it a secret.

      • thwack February 6, 2017 at 8:47 am #

        “Typical history revisionism to take obscure Black participants and amplify their contributions to an absurd degree.”

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

        JiF, what you say may be true; but thats the price WE all gotta pay to counter the racist tendency to remove nonwhite people COMPLETELY from the historical record.

        Its Black History Month so don’t get me started?

        TOO LATE!

        Black people not only invented bipedalism, we invented white people too.

        *you’re welcome*

    • thwack February 6, 2017 at 9:35 am #

      HIDDEN FIGURES also has the hidden agenda of writing black people INTO the contemporary techno narcissist Zeitgeist so we can support the narrative with “both hands” like white people do.

      The Apollo moon landings (faked) serve as a kind of white supremacy by proxy; this is why historically, black people have challenged, doubted and questioned the event, even though we lacked the technical foundation with which to base our claims.

      Writing black people into the space RACE is an attempt to shore up the failing Apollo moon landing narrative by expanding its base of support to include black people.

      Unfortunately, the events of 9 11 have made black incredulity and distrust of all things “official” and government… mainstream so that even telling a lie people want to believe may not be good enough.

      BTW– black people held a PEACEFUL protest march before one of the Apollo missions, Im not sure which one, it might have even been Apollo 11?

      Anyway, it was large, in Florida, somewhat near the launch and to some extent embarrassing for NASA, the Nixon administration…

      Most people are unaware such an event occurred; but if you search you tube and Wikipedia you may be able to find articles or references to it.

  66. Ricechex February 6, 2017 at 1:16 am #

    Finally JHK…you addressed the weirdness of the transgender phenomena. (I emailed you about this a couple of years ago and you declined to comment…that’s OK) But, I don’t understand how it relates to the Federal Reserve?

    The transgender push is symbolic to me of everything that is wrong. It is debauchery. Something really sick and perverse. DOD now grants special privileges to transgenders (when they are only .3 percent of the population) such as shore duty, special showers, bathrooms, and of course treatment. They are hiring GS employees right and left, considered medical essential (exempt from the Trump hiring freeze) to assist with “transitions.” I really could care less, but why would everyone else have to pay for this? (It is different with gay rights….they just wanted the right to marry, health insurance, etc, same as heterosexuals…they weren’t asking for special privileges)

    If a male child wants to wear a dress then the parents embrace it and call him a she. I don’t care if the kid wears a dress….but at such a young age….to assume the kid is another “gender?” I think it is child abuse. NPR features these stories all the time. Transgendered has become glorified. Taxpayers dollars are being spent on this. Something is really really wrong here.

    I just can’t figure it out.

    • FincaInTheMountains February 6, 2017 at 5:25 am #

      Under Siege

      Although, to be absolutely accurate, disguised as a rock party rebellion on the American battleship was raised not by aristocrats but by degenerates … latest sectarians of degenerate clergy class. All these vagina-sufferers and adepts of same-sex marriage (nasty Commander Krill from “Under Siege”) were needed by the United States bourgeoisie to keep a tight rein on the descendants of the British aristocracy, without whom the US would never have reached its former heights.

      Commander Krill: Welcome to the Revolution
      youtu.be/6Q-6RMQKXq0?t=56

  67. FincaInTheMountains February 6, 2017 at 5:51 am #

    The Idiot’s Guide to beating your wife, courtesy of the Sharia law:

    1. Don’t beat her in a face and make her ugly
    2. Don’t curse your wife while beating her
    3. Also, there must not be no more than 10 beatings (a day? a week?)
    4. Don’t break her bones or injure her
    5. Don’t break here teeth or poke her in the eye

    youtube.com/watch?v=4xALBTb4uSs

    • FincaInTheMountains February 6, 2017 at 6:17 am #

      I have to admit that during my first marriage (I was married to a college sweetheart) I had to on some occasions slap my wife hard.

      Having been raised in traditional Jewish family where Mother played a dominant role, slapping my wife was an extremely traumatic experience, much more than for her which seems to produce some mysterious therapeutic effect to take her out of hysteria state which she would drive herself on occasion(quite a few for that matter).

      Thanks God, after that marriage was over, I never ever had to raise my hand on a woman again.

      • elysianfield February 6, 2017 at 10:31 am #

        Finc”
        What do you tell a woman with two black eyes?

        NOTHING…you already told her twice….

        • ozone February 6, 2017 at 7:22 pm #

          Ohhhhh, that’s a real rib-tickler! Haw….. I bet your wife finds that one the absolute apex of refined humor also!
          (Cops: Same criminal mentality as those they purport to suppress. And you wonder where the respect went. Well, me bucko, you never deserved any in the first place.)

  68. Kevvia Knack February 6, 2017 at 10:07 am #

    I do agree with you that there should be legal repercussions for CEOS and employers who are hiring and exploiting illegal migrants. There isn’t an either/or solution to the issue. I find the idea of a physical wall along the U.S/Mexico border, similar to the Great Wall of China, unrealistic—but I do think there is a strong need for heightened security along the border. In theory I’m not opposed to a strong barrier of some sort, as harsh as that may seem. As far as the “red herring” issue…I’ll have to disagree with you on that one. The issue of Peak Oil and its financial repercussions and water depletion has barely been acknowledged in our culture…I don’t see how you can claim this has been used as a “red herring” for years and years. I think you’re probably referring to overcrowding in cities, the complaints from the past… “those dirty Italians”, “those drunk Irish”. I do plan to do a lot more reading about immigration policy and statistics this year. The problem is that I don’t trust “official” government facts and figures. Where are you getting your numbers and information? Not being sarcastic, sincerely interested from a research standpoint….

  69. reniam February 7, 2017 at 12:05 pm #

    Great article.

    I like the comments section, especially since the guy who used to comment “First!” was shown the door. I would like the next update to include a collapse replies option. People are replying to comments just so they will be at the top of the page; not to actually reply. It’s obvious that’s Cold N. Holefield’s weekly objective.

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