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It may be as simple as this: voters look at the two parties and decide that they don’t want the nation to turn into a gigantic seminar on race and gender studies. The Democratic Party doesn’t have a platform, it has a curriculum. The party wants to instruct everybody how to think and act. You will be tested regularly on the correctness of your thought. And if you fail or object, say goodbye to your livelihood.

That’s the main reason that the Golden Golem of Greatness plays so well in the forsaken flyover precincts of this troubled land. They are weary of being scolded for their “privilege” by the privileged undergraduates of the most elite campuses. And from there, of course, the astounding hypocrisy informs and infects Democratic politics up to the highest level — e.g. the mendacious sex hysteria engineered by Diane Feinstein and a corps of DC swamp lawyers in the Kavanaugh confirmation hearing.

This year’s main gambit by the Democrats has been the niggerization of white people. Oh, did I say the wrong word? It happens to describe exactly what has gone on: the effort to make white people the object of contempt and loathing. You don’t have to look further than The New York Times and its hiring of Sarah Jeong as an editorial writer — after she was discovered to be the author of Twitter tweets that declared, “Cancel white people,” and “Oh man, It’s sick how much joy I get from being cruel to old white men,” and “dumbass fucking white people….” I’m wondering: is there any ambiguity there? By the way, a search of The Times website for “by Sarah Jeong” comes up absolutely empty, suggesting that they’ve published nothing written by her since she got hired. There’s a show of confidence in their integrity!

Unless the financial markets blow up conveniently by the end of business Monday morning, Mr. Trump will continue to bellow out his triumphs of economic management. Personally, I’m not persuaded this vaunted miracle boom is anything but the result of piling onto the national debt, one way or another — tax cuts, fiscal profligacy, “defense” spending. And nobody should trust the numbers coming out of the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, since they don’t count the many people who have simply dropped out of job-seeking.

The nation is still slowly choking to death on the fatal combination of its suburban sprawl living arrangement, the tyranny of multinational corporations, the profitless Ponzi scheme of shale oil fracking, and the immersive dishonesty that has turned even medicine and education into deadly moneygrubbing rackets. That armature of grift has to collapse, and the collapse has already begun on the margins and is steadily working its way to the core, where even the hedge fund cowboys and masters-of-the-universe will end up gasping like stranded whales on the shoals of insolvency.

In the meantime, and even so, it is imperative to keep the Democratic Party from the levers of power. If elected, they will convert a necessary and inescapable Fourth Turning into a game show replay of the French Revolution, with overtones of the Spanish Inquisition. We have not nearly seen the end of how insane a society can become under duress. And the duress of living in a collapsing industrial economy is something that the world has hardly seen before. Why do you think so many people are opiating themselves into an early grave?

This country certainly deserves leadership that can inspire it to carry on, to find a way to live even within the austere terms presented by the collapse of old arrangements. It won’t be the end of the world, and finding new, workable arrangements for daily life will open new doors as the old ones close. None of the political figures onstage these days inspires much confidence in that proposition, or even appears to see what’s on the horizon. So the Democrats seek solace in their race and gender antics and the Republicans gaze longingly back at the year 1957, and the fate of the nation goes where it will.


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  1. EvelynV November 5, 2018 at 9:58 am #

    Time for you to retire old man. You’ve gone bug house looney.

    • hmuller November 5, 2018 at 10:07 am #

      On the contrary, JHK has achieved clarity of mind and passed it on to his readers. If that disturbs you, you know what you can do.

      • Lawfish November 5, 2018 at 10:15 am #

        Agreed. Our host described what’s happening in this country perfectly.

      • EvelynV November 5, 2018 at 10:20 am #

        And you remain goofy as ever. To attain clarity of mind one needs to overcome fear first. He has been marketing fear for as long as I’ve known about him.

        His clever wordsmithing is what mostly attracted me to his blog until lately. That attribute has faded and in its place we have a wannabe Rush or tired out replacement for – help me out here who are some of those tired out used up old right wing mopes?

        • teddyboy46 November 5, 2018 at 10:46 am #

          I would say that your job is Social Media Manager, and your specialty is Messaging. I always suspect bloggers who want to discourage people from reading the truth. And would prefer Propaganda.

        • lateStarter November 5, 2018 at 10:58 am #

          I’m not really sure the old right/left thing works anymore. It is more like have/have not. Either way, it is not going to end well.

          • BeachBum November 6, 2018 at 7:52 pm #

            Oh for God’s sake. I’m sick to death of the “haves and the have nots.” I first saw that phrase when it was bandied about in online gaming (Gaming!) years ago. The players all paid their $15 a month for online access to the MMO, after that point your success or failure was up to you, the player.

            But there were the slackers, or the just bad players, that bitched and moaned on the forums about the “haves and have nots” because those losers couldn’t achieve what others could. They wanted the rewards for less, or no, effort. I came to hate those people. They ruined gaming for normal players.

            Apply that to real life. It’s winners and losers. If you’re a have not you are a loser. A. Loser. Tough, sucks to be you.

            At this point, I look forward to a revolution where we can shoot at each other and start over when the smoke clears.

            Before anyone goes and notifies the authorities, I’ve had quite a bit to drink and might regret this post in the morning. I do think we’re headed toward a civil war or revolution tho, and I don’t care anymore, but I wouldn’t commit violence toward anyone IRL before a war broke out. I do have standards. ?

          • Majella November 8, 2018 at 7:46 pm #

            That really doesn’t make much sense. Republican voters are balls-deep in poor, under-employed, uninsured trailer park denizens, yet the preferred political landing spot for the uber-privileged wealthy – from run-of-the-mill millionaires to the super-rich billionaire class.

            Same for the Democrats, though their poor & under-privileged folk tend to be non-white.

            Left/Right still holds meaning, but the American political ‘right’ is now nut-job conspiracy-theorist-rich self-delusion, while the political ‘left’ IS, as it has historically been planet-wide, concerned with achieving a level of fairness in society.

            This concern for others goes against the ingrained American idea of ‘the self-made-person’ and exposes what is essentially a vicious lack of empathy in the overarching culture of the USA. Dog eat dog, look out for yourself first & foremost. This is most strongly reflected in the political ‘right’s’ demeanor & behavior.

        • Neon Vincent November 5, 2018 at 11:28 am #

          “[H]elp me out here who are some of those tired out used up old right wing mopes?”

          I mentioned Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, and Bill O’Reilly in Ted Nugent, stochastic terrorist and show Hannity, O’Reilly, and other Fox News talking heads in Pepper spray as a vegetable product: fat-free or fact-free? I hope that helps.

          • lateStarter November 5, 2018 at 12:13 pm #

            Are you comparing our host to Sean Hannity?

          • outsider November 5, 2018 at 12:17 pm #

            Those old white guys are over the hill (though Trump sycophant Hannity is not too old yet). As far as prime time cable TV hosts go, there is only one today making sense – Tucker Carlson. His new book “Ship of Fools”, like our host Mr. K, tells it like it is. With his anti-war, anti-neocon, anti-immigrant stance, I’m a little surprised that FOX hasn’t fired him yet. Perhaps his high ratings have made him immune.

      • gonetohell November 7, 2018 at 5:27 am #

        One man’s clarity is another’s dementia. If this is what you call clarity, it’s a safe bet you’ll never discover the truth about anything.

        Kunstler has come to believe that all that is wrong in this new America is linked to people with gender issues. Simultaneously he points to the tyranny of corporations and racketeering in education and medicine, largely perpetrated by old white men, and then goes on to admonish the rising contempt for old white men. His apparent lessor of two evils has as it’s figurehead the very embodiment of greed, self interest and complete intolerance for any view of the world save his own.

        As someone already stated, it’s past time for Kunstler to hang up the spurs. It’s apparent that Trump’s rhetoric has either poisoned this man, or emboldened what has been there all along.

        • Exscotticus November 7, 2018 at 12:32 pm #

          >>> tyranny… largely perpetrated by old white men,

          All that’s wrong with America is linked to racists like you. The fact that you boldly make anti-white racist comments and either don’t realize it or don’t care.

          >>> Kunstler has come to believe that all that is wrong in this new America is linked to people with gender issues.

          No one cares about the gender impaired. And for people like you—that’s apparently a problem!

          Apparently we need to rearrange our entire society to make trannies feel better about themselves. It should be a national endeavor like the moon landing effort. Trillions dedicated for tranny-approved bathrooms and a slew of laws making any opposition “hate speech”.

          • gonetohell November 8, 2018 at 5:11 am #

            Trillions you say for transgender bathrooms and some laws to protect their rights? It’s a given you’re not suffering from too many brain cells. You claim I’m a racist while you go on a xenophobic rant about transgenders. Typical moronic Trump acolyte. By the way, the only trillions being spent, then dismissed by idiots like yourself, are those given to benefit a tiny fraction of Americans.

          • Exscotticus November 8, 2018 at 11:10 am #

            >>> while you go on a xenophobic rant about transgenders.

            What do transgenders have to do with “xenophobic”? LOL. Dude learn English and get back to us…

          • gonetohell November 9, 2018 at 9:23 am #

            Xenophobia, in the broad sense, is a fear of what is perceived as strange or different, not necessarily restricted to people from foreign lands. Transgenders, especially in your case, may be considered in this definition. Maybe you should learn a little English as well. Or better yet, stop pretending as though you have intelligence.

    • Neon Vincent November 5, 2018 at 10:32 am #

      I figured out seven years ago that our host swam against the stream on a number of social issues that put him at odds with liberals and in agreement with conservatives. The trend became even more pronounced a couple of years ago, which was enough to convince me to replace “The End of Suburbia” with “Treasures of the Earth: Power.” I decided I was no longer inclined to give his ideas a captive audience in my students.

      • Neon Vincent November 5, 2018 at 10:40 am #

        I followed through, creating worksheets for both my environmental science and geology courses. Both of them give my students the option to watch “The End of Suburbia” for extra credit, but they are no longer required to. Besides, “Treasures of the Earth” has closed captioning; “The End of Suburbia” does not, so my classes are that more ADA compliant.

      • seawolf77 November 5, 2018 at 10:42 am #

        I too was attracted to his counter intuitive ideas. But they have not transpired. Fracking has enabled America to surpass its 1971 peak oil, and there is no telling how much oil is in the Permian. Telecommuting and electric cars have obsoleted his ideas about the catastrophe headed out way. Don’t get me wrong I agree suburban life is for the birds, but I just don’t see JHK as a prophet anymore. It’s almost like the national debt. When you first learn about it you’re concerned, but then when you realize what it really is, the nation’s money supply, you rethink it completely. China want to be the superpower, China wants the yuan to be the reserve currency, China wants to be top dog.

        • lateStarter November 5, 2018 at 11:05 am #

          Electric cars? Really? How is that electricity made available? Coal!
          Telecommuting is a joke (corporations don’t believe you are working if you are remote).

          If the USA would just back off a bit, things would be better for citizens of the US (we could have healthcare) and everyone else.

          • rhys12 November 6, 2018 at 9:24 am #

            Telecommuting is only possible for office workers. Your mechanic can’t repair your car over the internet, nor can you build a product over it (yet). Also, it is hardly environmentally friendly – I’ve read just operating the internet requires electricity to the equivalent total output of 10 nuclear power plants (and that doesn’t include the devices hooked to it). Electric cars aren’t all that environmentally friendly either, though a bit more so than ordinary cars – science.howstuffworks.com/science-vs-myth/everyday-myths/does-hybrid-car-production-waste-offset-hyb…
            Solar, wind, geothermal, and tidal energy still only count as a small part of energy production. Coal is fading as an energy source, even in China, but the slack is being taken up by natural gas, oil, etc. – still fossil fuels and CO2 sources. Nuclear is stagnate, with Fukishima still contaminating the Pacific and aging power plants operating far beyond their safe lifespan, with radioactive waste building up onsite with no safe way to dispose of it yet devised or implemented. The next disaster is only a matter of time.

        • pequiste November 5, 2018 at 11:09 am #

          When the Petrodollar arrangement gets terminated, one way or another, then China shall be the Top Dog.

          The Chinese Communist Party has history-grounded, forward-thinking, detail-oriented engineers and military men running the show; not sclerotic politicians like Mitch McConnell, Patrick Leahy, Diane Feinstein, Don Young or Nancy Pelosi.

        • DrTomSchmidt November 5, 2018 at 11:14 am #

          We did recently surpass the original peak that Hubbert predicted back in 1956. (Nice work combining geology and economics, that was.) we now produce more oil.

          That oil, however, does not produce profit the way that peak 1971 oil did. That what JHK wrote about above, and that’s what peak oil means: that conventional, High EROEI oil would peak in global production about the year 2005, from the book Hubbert’s Peak.

          What that means is declining yield of energy/capital from each barrel of oil. The return on energy, once 100-1, is now south of 20. That leaves a lot less surplus (or call it profit) energy with which to run industrial civilization. It means lower energy per capita in a growing world. It means we no longer have exponentially growing energy supplies to offset exponentially growing claims on wealth, I.e. debt.

          That crisis hasn’t gone away, and ignoring it as fracking has allowed us to do has exacerbated the eventual consequences.

          All that said, I am glad for fracking. Natural gas is cheap, and likely to remain so for a long time. I had a couple of months of $800 gas bills around the year 2000. I don’t get those anymore.

          • lateStarter November 5, 2018 at 11:20 am #

            Good points DrTomSchmidt. I wish I lived in an area where NG was cheap. I do however live in an area where clean fresh water is abundant and cheap (so far). Race to the bottom!

          • seawolf77 November 5, 2018 at 12:28 pm #

            It may not be profitable, but it is tax deductible. Every dollar invested in a fracking company offsets a dollar of profit or income. If I made 2 million last year and invested a million into fracking I paid no federal tax. The fracking business is completely subsidized by the US government, which is why the production curve looks like a hockey stick.

          • Epicur November 5, 2018 at 8:28 pm #

            “Natural gas is cheap, and likely to remain so for a long time.”

            It may remain cheap for the US in comparison to the rest of the world, but it is on track to become historically quite expensive in about 8 years (or less) according to the forecasts by those in the energy business I hear from. They say the price will better than triple for those of us in the South who are accustomed to low prices.

            Thank the conversion of electric generation from coal to gas and the export of gas to Mexico.

        • shotho November 5, 2018 at 11:17 am #

          The nation’s money supply is in the national debt?? Really? What a novel idea.

          • CancelMyCard November 5, 2018 at 2:28 pm #

            Of course it is.

            Open your wallet. If you have any paper dollars inside, they are all Federal Reserve Notes. Each one is a piece of debt. Every dollar in your bank account is as well. Every loan denominated in dollars is as well. As is every T-Bill held by every entity in the world.

            If the nation’s (world’s reserve) money supply is not pafr of the US national debt, then where is it?

          • rhys12 November 6, 2018 at 9:31 am #

            Not really novel. “War is peace” is an older one from Orwell’s “1984”, as is “freedom is slavery” and “ignorance is strength”. A real world example was when the War Department was renamed the Defense Department even though most of their activities involve military attacks on third world countries that are no military threat to the United States. “Debt is Prosperity” is just a new form of propaganda!

    • EvelynV November 5, 2018 at 11:20 am #

      And one other thing. For me the first sign of trouble was the peacockish manner in which the cloyingly inane phrase we’ve all been hammered with first showed up in this blog.

      Back when something it reminds me of first occurred I was incredulous that another similarly unclever three word phrase was heralded as some kind of literary achievement. It sounded nigh on juvenile and cartoonish i.e. “nattering nabods of negativity”.

      But that phrase rings like the words of Shakespeare compared with the oft repeated 3G’s which I can’t bring myself to repeat.

      • lateStarter November 5, 2018 at 12:10 pm #

        Could you be a little less obtuse for us regular folks here? Probably JHK groks your references, but I sure don’t. Please decode. Say what you think. Don’t try to be clever. Lay out your position.

        • hmuller November 5, 2018 at 3:10 pm #

          By 3G she refers to the phrase “Golden Golem of Greatness”.. As for the rest of her “work”, it’s too tiresome, trivial, and unimportant to worry about deciphering. Her writing should be rolled up and filed in Anderson Sphincter’s cooper. (decipher that!)

          • EvelynV November 5, 2018 at 3:41 pm #

            In other words, right now it appears in exactly the right place.

      • draupnir November 5, 2018 at 2:13 pm #

        Really, Evelyn, if you must be such a belligerent bilious bluestocking you might invest in a book of style. It would help you clean up your sentence structure, tighten it up a bit, so that this galumphing group of grandpas might have the honor of getting your point without the necessity of wading through a river of superfluous verbiage. I quite enjoy the alliteration and our good host’s clever turns of phrase.

        • EvelynV November 5, 2018 at 3:43 pm #

          Precisely why it wouldn’t be worth the bother. Your standard for clever amounts to liking the sound of cow flop when it hits the ground.

          • draupnir November 5, 2018 at 4:00 pm #

            For someone so fond of their own prose, your command of the insult is puerile and unimaginative. How disappointing. .

        • EvelynV November 5, 2018 at 11:50 pm #

          Then go for alliteration that gets to the point –

          illiterate immoral ideologue

          nakedly narcissistic nincompoop

          pathological piggish poltroon

          morbidly macabre manager

          The man has no greatness so the word doesn’t belong. “golden” a cheap sell-out just for the excuse to use “golem”. Phooey on the expression.

          • draupnir November 6, 2018 at 11:50 am #

            You’re very bitter. Apparently it isn’t necessarily Mr. Kunstler’s prose style that annoys you per se. It simply doesn’t go far enough to suit you.

            I must thank you, by the way. Your reference to cow flops, above, took me back years to an occurrence from early childhood that I hadn’t thought of in a very long time. It must have been 63 or 64 years ago, but I was glad to find that the memory was still as fresh and clear as the day it occurred.

            We went to visit my grandfather’s cousin on her farm in Wisconsin. I was maybe 4 years old. Her small herd of dairy cows was put to graze in a fenced pasture next to the driveway near where we were playing. One of her boys, decided he was going to ride a cow. (It must be a boy thing) He was 11 or 12, and was showing off for his friends. I was quite admiring of him, thinking him nearly a grown up. Of course, he wouldn’t give me the time of day, but I was watching as he enticed a cow to the fence and climbed on her back. Quite surprised, the cow trotted off a bit, stopped, and shook him off with little effort. He went face first into a fresh cow pie. There wasn’t a sound from the audience. We all stood there in amazement with our mouths open. He rose from that generous pile of dung with shit up his nose, in his ears, in his hair, down his collar. When he opened his eyes he looked like a women in a facial mask. He had to wipe his mouth on his arm before he could scream for his mother. By this time, of course, his friends had lost control of their bodies and were rolling on the ground, screaming. He ran crying for his mother, but she wouldn’t let him in the house and sent him to the pump. As physical comedy you just can’t beat a face plant into a cow flop. It works as a metaphor, as well. You should probably go put your head under the pump.

          • EvelynV November 6, 2018 at 12:32 pm #

            draupnir,
            I hope you and your friends used suitable body language or whatever it took to shield the cow from thinking you were laughing at her. Cruelty to animals isn’t necessarily always a physical thing.

          • draupnir November 6, 2018 at 3:06 pm #

            Weak effort, Evelyn. In any case, the cow was laughing at us.

      • daveed November 5, 2018 at 9:54 pm #

        I’m right there with you, Evelyn. I used to look forward to the always awesome turns of phrase that were guaranteed on Monday mornings. JHK is a great writer, smart cookie. But he just seems angry now, apparently betrayed by the Democratic Party.

        “Nattering nabobs of negativity”………spoken by Nixon’s disgraced Veep Spiro (jailbird) Agnew…….was pretty clever, but not Shakespearean. And I’ll bet a dollar (petro or otherwise) that he didn’t come up with that phrase.

        I’m not much on Trump nicknames, but I heard one last week that’s perfect, if a little long: The Marigold ManChild of Mar-a-Lago

        covfefe

        • EvelynV November 5, 2018 at 11:31 pm #

          Definitely not Agnew’s words. William Safire was the speech writer.

    • Walter B November 5, 2018 at 11:48 am #

      I think it is time for all of the white haters out there to either put your money where their mouths are and come and get us of shut the fuck up! Thank you James Howard Kunstler for calling these pathetic losers out!

      • seawolf77 November 5, 2018 at 8:54 pm #

        White haters. White haters. White haters. When they come and get you will they put you in chains? Will they take your children away from you and put them in cages? When they come and get you, will they lop your cock off and deep fry it and make you eat it? I think it is time for all white lovers to masturbate to an image of a black man hanging from a tree for looking erstwhile at a white woman. That should make you rock hard.

        • hmuller November 5, 2018 at 9:13 pm #

          It pains me to see you succumbing to such vulgarity, seawolf. But it reveals a lot about how your mind works.

          • Walter B November 7, 2018 at 11:41 am #

            I don’t know shitwolf, between your penis lopping, the masturbating and your rectal issues, I would say that you might want to consider professional help or smoking crack. Your choice.

        • SoftStarLight November 6, 2018 at 12:42 am #

          Seawolf your a sicko. Extreme therapy is looking unavoidable for you sweetie :-).

          • seawolf77 November 6, 2018 at 9:01 pm #

            Better than the enema therapy in your future honey pie. Happy dribbles to you! And remember, when you wipe, dig deep, for you know not what lies in the deep.

      • EvelynV November 5, 2018 at 11:53 pm #

        Paranoid much? Love is the only antidote for fear.

        • Walter B November 6, 2018 at 8:14 pm #

          No, not paranoid, simply aware. You see, a hunter knows when it is being hunted, that is why bears will double back on the track and ambush their quarry as they are followed. An old trick we learned in the bush. You see, in this reality there are predators and this are prey. I do not appreciate being the prey.

    • SoftStarLight November 5, 2018 at 2:44 pm #

      So why are you reading it again?

    • Wizard of the Saddle November 5, 2018 at 3:22 pm #

      JHK has nailed it. The Democrats were the party of anti-black racism for much of the 19th and 20th centuries. Now, they are the party anti-white racism in the 21st century.

      I’ll give the Dems this: At least they value tradition.

      If “racism” (whatever that means this week) was wrong in the past, then logic dictates it is wrong in the present.

      However, if it is now okay to be a racist towards white folks, then the social deprecation of racism must now be at an end. In which case, all bets are off and we can all line up to enlist with the tribe we identify with most before the other tribes come to “get” us.

      Deo Vindice.

    • Eoin November 5, 2018 at 5:44 pm #

      Eve baby, where ya been ?
      We haven’t laid eyes on your lame-assed attempts at intimidation for quite a few years now.
      I assume that things can only get worse as one reads further down the comments today.
      Lemme see……., last I remember you were writing to impugn Mr. K’s ethanol intake; yes, that was years and years ago.
      You’re in deep water , with some big fish that know where you like to swim.
      Have a nice trip.

      • EvelynV November 5, 2018 at 7:49 pm #

        You are making stuff up. What little I spoke was usually in praise of his writing. The thought of his relationship to alcohol never even entered my mind and have never had reason for suspicions.

    • SouthernYankee November 6, 2018 at 8:32 am #

      You are positively daft old girl.

    • SouthernYankee November 6, 2018 at 8:35 am #

      You’re positively daft old girl.

  2. So many liars November 5, 2018 at 10:02 am #

    “…the niggerization of white people…”

    Wow, BOLD!

    • messianicdruid November 5, 2018 at 10:21 am #

      “The co-chairmen of Project 21, which has been a leading voice of black conservatives for over 25 years, Horace Cooper, Bishop Council Nedd II and Stacy Washington, issued the following statement after Lemon’s remarks:

      Within a space of five seconds, CNN’s Don Lemon went from saying we shouldn’t demonize people to broadly labeling white men as our nation’s “biggest terror threat.” That’s not responsible journalism. This cannot stand. CNN President Jeff Zucker recently called out the White House for its criticism of the media, saying President Trump doesn’t comprehend the importance of the words he uses. It’s time for Zucker to put his own house in order – starting with explaining how Don Lemon’s outrageous statement can stand in light of Zucker’s call for civility.

      A number of people also pushed back at Lemon on social media, with former trial attorney and political and legal analyst for Fox News, Gregg Jarrett, stating “CNN’s Don Lemon has now removed all doubt that he is a racist, hypocrite and idiot all rolled into one. Quite the accomplishment.”

      • Ishabaka November 5, 2018 at 10:49 am #

        The Democrats can not have made their 2018 platform any clearer: there is no place in their Party for straight white men.

        • RobH November 5, 2018 at 11:22 am #

          Wouldn’t straight white men be benefiting from healthcare provisions?

          • K-Dog November 5, 2018 at 11:59 am #

            I think the argument goes that since they already have it they don’t care if others do.

      • outsider November 5, 2018 at 12:33 pm #

        Racist Don Lemon clearly demonstrates that Affirmative Action hires should not be given their own one hour national shows. Even MSNBC got rid of Al Sharpton. But how can CNN fire Lemon since he is also gay?

    • K-Dog November 5, 2018 at 10:32 am #


      In the United States, there have been several controversies concerning the word “niggardly”, an adjective meaning “stingy” or “miserly”, because of its phonetic similarity to the racial slur “nigger”. Etymologically, the two words are unrelated.

      • K-Dog November 5, 2018 at 10:34 am #

        So you be the judge! Is JHK being sneaky or is this much ado about nothing. Based on the happenings on this blog I’d say the direct answer is the right one.

        • EvelynV November 5, 2018 at 11:37 am #

          I’d say jHK is showing his desperation. In fact, it has me wondering if the Oxy problem has gotten to him. He wrote about some severe physical (and presumably physical pain) issues sometime back and barely rescued himself thanks to his own heroic efforts at self diagnosis.

          I think addicts are known for tearing off all their clothes some times when their condition reach a certain point. Throwing out words like that has a similarity.

          • K-Dog November 5, 2018 at 11:55 am #

            If he is taking Oxy as a legitimate pain patient his problem is more likely getting it. I don’t know about NY but WA has all legit Oxy distributed through pain management doctors now. There are not enough of them and patients are not allowed to change. These doctors, the few that there are, can send patients to other doctors for tests they don’t need and patients have to go or else. I believe that the suicide rate of legit pain patients is climbing because of the inability of legit pain patients to get neededOxy. It is a hostage situation.

            If you are someone with chronic pain and you can’t get your Oxy you don’t want to be here. Simple as that. People who jump on the Oxy bandwagon and who can’t see the big picture can fuck themselves.

          • lateStarter November 5, 2018 at 12:17 pm #

            Are you for real? I think you are treading on thin ice. I’m not sure how many other blog hosts would let that go.

          • draupnir November 5, 2018 at 2:36 pm #

            That’s base speculation, Evelyn, and an ad hominem attack, as well. If you were actually engaged in debate with Mr. Kunstler, rather than a cowardly attack on his blog, this would mean that you are out of verbal ammunition and you’ve lost. Your only recourse is to sling shit. It is the slightly more grown up equivalent of calling someone a poopyhead. The next step, traditionally, is to take your toys, and, with whatever dignity you can muster, go home.

          • devon44 November 5, 2018 at 3:16 pm #

            I have now read several of your comments and you have yet to say anything even approaching coherence.

          • Billy Hill November 5, 2018 at 3:57 pm #

            She’s no James Joyce!

          • Janos Skorenzy November 5, 2018 at 9:09 pm #

            She’s “a full blood Shoshone” and hates Native Americans – the White Founding Race in other words.

          • SoftStarLight November 6, 2018 at 12:50 am #

            Very rude and classless….

      • EvelynV November 5, 2018 at 11:59 pm #

        Skorenshitsky, I don’t hate anybody. I hope I’m never pushed to the hate state, it would probably mean some terrible event occurred in my life.

        However, my stinky friend, loathing, contempt, and revulsion might sometimes slip past the gate.

    • Zoltar November 5, 2018 at 11:13 am #

      A concept for which this word is apt. I would not be niggardly i its use.

    • pequiste November 5, 2018 at 11:14 am #

      Famous Marxist analysis of the Quebecois “situation” in Canada from the turbulent , and sometimes violent, FLQ days during the middle part of the 20th century by Pierre Vallières:

      thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/negres-blancs-damerique

      I wonder, does Elrond recall such treatment of his fellow countymen?

      • elysianfield November 5, 2018 at 11:51 am #

        “I wonder, does Elrond recall such treatment of his fellow countymen?”

        Pequiste,
        For Elrond, that would be an “inconvenient truth”….

        • Elrond Hubbard November 5, 2018 at 3:55 pm #

          elysianfield: If you’re trying to impress me, show that you know one single thing about the history of Canadian confederation. Don’t strain yourself.

          • hmuller November 5, 2018 at 5:55 pm #

            I know Celine Dion is really Wayne Gretzky in a dress. The Canucks have been trying to cover up his double identity for years.

          • elysianfield November 5, 2018 at 6:36 pm #

            Elrond,
            No, I was not trying to impress you with my knowledge of Canada. I can find it on a map, I believe their citizens to be mostly civil, and I know for a fact that there is an image of a duck on your currency.

            Permit me to suggest that your first hand knowledge of our country is of equal depth.

          • EvelynV November 6, 2018 at 12:02 am #

            Don’t be a hoser Elrond, it sounded like he was trying to give you a compliment by implying you had the wits to understand his point.

      • Elrond Hubbard November 5, 2018 at 3:49 pm #

        pequiste, I was about a month old during the October Crisis of 1970. So to answer your question: no, not firsthand.

        I’m as familiar with the FLQ as any anglo Canadian, and I deplore their violent tactics the same as I deplore all violence. I wasn’t familiar with M. Vallières or his work. I’ll say this: if he felt that the situation of Québecois and francophones in his time could be altered only through violent revolution, well, time has proven him wrong, hasn’t it?

    • DrTomSchmidt November 5, 2018 at 11:20 am #

      Yeah, I did not care for that. I recall when a black writer used the phrase, understood the concept. Never considered using the term.

      The flip side is elevating a “talented tenth” who are invited to rule their unwashed brethren. But that’s not something that is happening now. It’s been going on a long time.

    • SoftStarLight November 5, 2018 at 2:45 pm #

      I like bold!

    • Wizard of the Saddle November 5, 2018 at 3:23 pm #

      JHK can always turn a phrase.

      I’ll bet Janet’s eyes bugged out of her head like Rochester when she read that line.

      Deo Vindice.

    • Walter B November 5, 2018 at 4:35 pm #

      Yes it is so many liars, very bold but oh so true. I am beginning to feel like a Berlin Rabbi in 1939. The only consolation is that the worthless, parasitic crack-heads have finally figured out that it will be far more profitable to rob, rape and murder those of us that have worked for a living rather than victimizing their own poverty stricken neighbors. Some consolation, eh?

      Oh well, come and get some you pathetic losers. It will be more interesting than television……

      • daveed November 5, 2018 at 10:02 pm #

        I have to scroll past your posts now, Walter, because of your dreadful F-bomb!

        • Walter B November 6, 2018 at 12:00 am #

          Sorry daveed, although I try my best to avoid profanity, being human (at least partly) I am sometimes overpowered by my internal garbage-mouth. I left my over-sensitivity in the dumper 57 years ago so I can no longer be offended myself and I sometimes forget, often offending those who remain quite sensitive, my apologies.

  3. K-Dog November 5, 2018 at 10:03 am #

    None of the political figures onstage these days inspires much confidence in that proposition, or even appears to see what’s on the horizon.

    “Water, water, everywhere,
    And all the boards did shrink;
    Water, water, everywhere,
    Nor any drop to drink.”

    • lateStarter November 5, 2018 at 10:14 am #

      I’m sure that some of them see and understand, but are determined to get their piece why they still can.

      • K-Dog November 5, 2018 at 11:06 am #

        True understanding would say there is no piece to get, that nobody wins. But this understanding is not possible for people who don’t care about what happens after they are gone. That is a lot of people. Billions who lack both conviction and passionate intensity.

        • lateStarter November 5, 2018 at 12:23 pm #

          100% agree with that. And lack long term thinking ability.

  4. seawolf77 November 5, 2018 at 10:04 am #

    Why am I so eerily reminded of Lindsay Graham’s obnoxious rant at the Kavanaugh hearings?

    • K-Dog November 5, 2018 at 10:08 am #

      Schizophrenia?

    • JohnAZ November 5, 2018 at 10:14 am #

      Your not gonna like this.

      The old school GOP is circling around Trump because I think they are realizing that their corner of the Deep State is starting to collapse and in order to survive they are rallying with each other and the only winner in the room.

      • Ricechex November 5, 2018 at 11:07 pm #

        Very astute. I agree. They are a little bit smarter than the Dems.

    • Paulo November 5, 2018 at 10:44 am #

      Good comment from SeaW about a strange article. Okay, on three everyone shout out as loud as they can, “A plague on both their houses”. There, done.

      I asked my American sister last week if she has made any kind of contingency plans if the ‘election’ results don’t offer up any solutions and Trump continues to remake the Country in his image? Her reply, “I can’t even think about it right now”. At age 68 she is hoping it doesn’t all collapse and (of course) worries about her children.

      From “How Einstein reacted to Hitler’s rise”……
      “As long as I have any choice in the matter, I shall live only in a country where civil liberty, tolerance, and equality of all citizens before the law prevail.” The completion of the syllogism was simple—”These conditions do not exist in Germany at the present time”—and would not, Einstein implied, as long as the current regime remained in power. theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/06/einstein-germany-and-the-bomb/528534/

      How JHK reacted to Trump’s rise? Hand wringing and fatalism. “So the Democrats seek solace in their race and gender antics and the Republicans gaze longingly back at the year 1957, and the fate of the nation goes where it will.” This is fatalism at its most resigned state.

      Okay. Einstein felt this way, too. For awhile, “From very early in his life, Einstein gave hints of a deep-seated streak of fatalism. It never prevented him from acting, from behaving as if what he sought to do could influence events. But the countervailing strain was always there, the perception that the apparently unique spark of any one human life must ultimately vanish into the vastness of the cosmos.”

      “But he never wavered in the basic argument he had made in the summer of 1933: Hitler was a deadly poison. He had to be neutralized. No greater goals could be contemplated until Hitler and Germany had been utterly defeated. ”

      Or as my Dad used to say, “Shit or get off the pot”. A plague on both their houses ain’t gonna cut it much longer.

      • lateStarter November 5, 2018 at 11:28 am #

        From “How Einstein reacted to Hitler’s rise”……
        “As long as I have any choice in the matter, I shall live only in a country where civil liberty, tolerance, and equality of all citizens before the law prevail.” The completion of the syllogism was simple—”These conditions do not exist in Germany at the present time”—and would not, Einstein implied, as long as the current regime remained in power.

        And where do you propose we go?

        • Anon1970 November 5, 2018 at 2:11 pm #

          Most Americans won’t be going anywhere. Einstein was already a Nobel prize winner by the time Hitler came to power in January 1933. Einstein was out of the country at that time and wisely decided not to return to Germany, where he probably would have become one of the first residents of the Dachau concentration camp. He had no trouble securing a post at Princeton University.

          Americans with dual citizenship and sufficient savings could move abroad in times of turmoil.

    • darrell dullnig November 5, 2018 at 11:23 am #

      It is hard to say why you would be so reminded; perhaps a faulty digestion? Drank too much last night? You should have that checked.

    • outsider November 5, 2018 at 12:43 pm #

      Graham’s rant saved Kavanaugh! The woman trial attorney that the GOP hired to question Ms. Ford was not up to the task and was getting nowhere. I hated the old Graham when his boss McCain was still alive, but the new liberated Graham is showing promise. Might even make a good AG to replace the incompetent Sessions – if he’ll take the job.

      • seawolf77 November 5, 2018 at 1:46 pm #

        I think Kavanaugh more than anything else energized the female vote. Face it there are no laws regarding penises or testicles or semen. Why should there be laws regarding ovaries and vaginas?

        • Anon1970 November 5, 2018 at 2:13 pm #

          If men could get pregnant, there would be laws regarding penises or testicles or semen.

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

        One of the accusers is begging not to be indicted now. She admits she made it all up but said, “It was just a tactic” – as if that makes it all right. She needs to be made an example of. Women can’t be allowed to get away with public slander and false witness.

        Unfortunately Ford is almost sure to get away Scott free as she is very connected.

        • seawolf77 November 5, 2018 at 3:35 pm #

          You can’t prove he did or didn’t do it, you can’t prove she lied or didn’t. Can’t have it both ways.

          • hmuller November 5, 2018 at 4:05 pm #

            So I say seawolf murders infants on a satanic altar and eats their livers. Seawolf denies it. Accuser and denier are equally believable, nothing has been proven or disproven. Is that how it works?

            By the way Julie Swetnick, the one with the gang rape chamber of horrors story, has recanted.

          • Billy Hill November 5, 2018 at 4:07 pm #

            If nothing can be proved then there is by definition nothing.

            And there are laws relating to penises: rape and indecent exposure come to mind.

            Give Congress enough time and I’m sure they will come up with testicle legislation.

          • seawolf77 November 5, 2018 at 4:10 pm #

            Not after 30 years.

          • Janos Skorenzy November 5, 2018 at 9:14 pm #

            Good, Seawolf. That’s why we have the presumption of innocence – even when it’s “a Woman” who is the accuser. Whatever happened the old kind of Gays who hated women? We need more of them.

          • seawolf77 November 7, 2018 at 8:46 am #

            Look in the mirror.

        • daveed November 5, 2018 at 10:05 pm #

          Fake News.

  5. malthuss November 5, 2018 at 10:09 am #

    search of The Times website for “by Sarah Jeong” comes up absolutely empty, ………………….Censorship.

    Try searching for AIPAC at NYT.

    • S M Tenneshaw November 5, 2018 at 9:33 pm #

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      Times Topics: American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)

      News about the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). Commentary and archival information about the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) from The New York Times.

      Drop dead.

  6. shotho November 5, 2018 at 10:09 am #

    I’m glad to see Mr. K end on a hopeful note. I don’t know anything about fourth turnings (nice phrase) but the wheels are running faster now. And what the heck, might as well look ahead to better times. We don’t know if or when the immediate results of our turning will be disintegration or a true restoration of community, but might as well think positively. Law and order will continue to be essential to the core of any society and it makes a big difference if its imposed by authoritarianism or freedom – maybe one and then the other.

    • K-Dog November 5, 2018 at 10:25 am #

      I can’t let you propagate ignorance. Fourth turning. It is more than a nice phrase Jim came up with. To some it is a religion. To others it is an intriguing idea worthy of consideration which can lead to fresh real world understandings.

      The Turnings are High,Awakening, Unraveling, and Crisis. Crisis, the fourth turning, is a time of war revolution and collapse, a time when the fabric of social life, its institutions, are destroyed.

      After that the turnings repeat; but that assumes resources we don’t have. After Crisis the only High time Americans will get will be from something they smoke.

    • lateStarter November 5, 2018 at 10:28 am #

      I agree. I think at this point, we are heading for disintegration. Some places will recover and hopefully real communities will develop. I just hope they remember what happened and don’t allow the same nonsense to start over.

      • K-Dog November 5, 2018 at 10:47 am #

        The theory would say that by the time the next fourth arrives all will be forgotten. I don’t think that matters because to forget something you have to know about it first. The ‘nonsense’ is being blamed on Russian election interference and fake news. Both of which took place some time in the Pleistocene era now.

        People in hopefully real communities won’t see themselves as being comparable to medieval villages in their understanding of the big picture but that is what they will be comparable to. Instead they will see themselves as smart, modern survivors with cutting edge technology. Yet the same cognitive delusions medieval villages had new communities will also have. History will rhyme.

        • capt spaulding November 5, 2018 at 11:29 am #

          A desire to return to the glories of the past is a sure sign of the disintegration of the empire. You can see the longing for it written on red hats.

        • lateStarter November 5, 2018 at 12:29 pm #

          With regard to ‘nonsense’ I was refering to debt (with interest) based economies. So, I hope your last sentence will be wrong, but unfortunately probably won’t be.

  7. Lawfish November 5, 2018 at 10:14 am #

    I couldn’t agree more with the theme of this post. The recent hot yoga shooting happened two blocks from my house. Among the deceased were my wife’s former boss who gave us a Christmas blanket we still have, and a long-time friend’s daughter’s college roommate. My wife is substitute teaching for her today so our friend can attend the funeral.

    My sister posted about this horrible tragedy on Facebook and among the comments were one from one of my social justice warrior acquaintances who took the occasion to opine that the shooting was the fault of Mr. Trump. She took some four-letter words from me for that grossly inappropriate occasion to turn a personal tragedy into an opportunity to publicly display her twisted politics.

    What the hell has happened to people?

    • JohnAZ November 5, 2018 at 10:17 am #

      Drugs!

      Themselves and their parents.

      Not only illicit drugs too.

      And environmental toxicity.

      Society is losing it.

    • malthuss November 5, 2018 at 10:21 am #

      What the hell has happened to people?
      What was the shooters motive? Did they take him alive?

      • Lawfish November 5, 2018 at 10:58 am #

        The shooter hated women and had a history with law enforcement of harassing women. He turned the gun on himself.

        • malthuss November 5, 2018 at 12:14 pm #

          Oh the girls in yoga pants
          they didnt have a chance.

        • Janos Skorenzy November 5, 2018 at 2:08 pm #

          He was an Incel Revolutionary – Involuntary Celibate. SVU did an episode on them recently.

          Men say fifty percent of women are attractive. Women say only twenty percent of men are attractive. See the problem?

          • Wizard of the Saddle November 5, 2018 at 5:15 pm #

            He should have gotten Red Pilled and gone MGTOW. Why ruin your life over an obsession with female genitalia?

            The life of a a single confirmed bachelor is not a dishonorable one and it is so much easier on a gentleman’s wallet.

            Deo Vindice.

          • SoftStarLight November 5, 2018 at 5:26 pm #

            This is all very interesting…I am going to keep listening :-)….

    • seawolf77 November 5, 2018 at 10:24 am #

      Imagine if you were a lawyer and the POTUS said “fake laws” every time an important verdict was rendered. You would be outraged. Or if you were a doctor and he said “fake medicine.” Or if you were an accountant and he said “fake numbers.” Dufus Donald should have the tables turned on him and for the life of me I can’t see how it hasn’t happened yet. I mean look at the material there. The Great Golum of Greatness. Lyin crooked little Trump. They all apply.

      • Ol' Scratch November 5, 2018 at 10:40 am #

        He’s merely reiterating what a large portion of the people already believe. Thus it resonates. And in all of the examples you gave, I too see fake everywhere I look. I work in accounting myself, and I can attest to the fact that nearly all accounting statements are an agreed upon fiction. Granted, some are more egregious than others, but they all trend in the fictitious direction for the obvious reason that once lying takes hold, becomes socially acceptable, and most importantly, is found to be profitable, then the pressure is on all businesses to follow suit or be left behind. Fake medicine and fake law (both of which have been completely financialized as well): same principle applies.

        • Ol' Scratch November 5, 2018 at 10:41 am #

          Or as Jim has referred to it many times before, we now live in the full time “grift economy.”

        • seawolf77 November 5, 2018 at 10:53 am #

          If you’re gonna opine, then call a spade a spade. The large portion of people can be more accurately characterized as the FOX viewing audience, the Foxists. They view everything through red glasses, hence their sky is red, their water is red, their pee is red, their news is red. If Trump called it “blue news,” it might resonate. Calling it fake is calling himself truth. Anyone who can ascribe truth to Donald Trump is so far out on that limb he’s in nose bleed territory.

          • Ol' Scratch November 5, 2018 at 11:41 am #

            Trouble is, all of that can said in reverse about blue staters and the HRC crowd. Haven’t you noticed that they throw the term ‘fake’ around just as much in the other direction when they’re not otherwise preoccupied with pontificating about how righteous they are?

      • tahoe1780 November 5, 2018 at 11:12 am #

        shadowstats.com/

      • Wizard of the Saddle November 5, 2018 at 5:16 pm #

        Ahem….that would be “Golden Golum of Greatness.”

        Accuracy matters. Otherwise you end up with a “fake post.”

        Deo Vindice.

        • capt spaulding November 5, 2018 at 8:07 pm #

          If Q was here, he’d say it, so: Golem, or perhaps even Gollum come to think of it.

    • SW November 5, 2018 at 11:16 am #

      Both the Democrats and Republicans (most particularly the Democrats) now have a lot in common with cults. Everything is self-referential and so used as “proof” that evil ones (in this case Trump or anyone with a slightly different opinion) are out to get them. The simple, awful explanation that a gunman randomly killed two women does not fit their narrative of wide-spread persecution of the righteous. They see themselves as standard bearers for justice and are ruthlessly single-minded in their hatred for any deviation from their ever-narrowing agenda.

      • Janos Skorenzy November 5, 2018 at 2:12 pm #

        Mr Kunstler mentioned a man who set himself on fire a few years ago. He had been raped by the Divorce System, impoverished and forbidden to see his kids or something. He wrote a very short manifesto, the key phase of which referred to “the Second Set of Books”. In other words, the endless protocols which end up negating much of System of Law and the Bill of Rights.

        He wasn’t wrong, although obviously I don’t approve of suicide, much less murder. Of course War is something different and suicide may be necessary at times during War.

        • Tate November 5, 2018 at 2:21 pm #

          That man’s name was Tom Ball. Google “Tom Ball suicide.”

          What you are referring to as “the second set of books” is what Sam Francis called “anarcho-tyranny.”

          “we refuse to control real criminals (that’s the anarchy) so we control the innocent (that’s the tyranny).”

        • EvelynV November 6, 2018 at 12:23 am #

          There is no way it can be said your disapproval of suicide is obvious, unless you mean because someone who thinks like you would obviously pull the plug if you did approve. But I’m guessing you aren’t really that self aware as to realize for yourself it might be worth considering.

          But all I started out to say was, it can’t be obvious you disapprove but there is one way to make it obvious that you do approve. Not that I want you to or anything, I’m just sayin’…

  8. seawolf77 November 5, 2018 at 10:17 am #

    Like the future pope told Michael Corleone after hearing his confession, “Your sins are indeed terrible, and it is just you suffer so.” Let’s take a look at the white man’s sins. The genocide of the American Indians. The enslavement of the black man, and the theft of the fruits of his labor for some 10 generations. I am from the south, and you have to wonder if some of them didn’t think about what they were doing in karmic terms. Or if a confederate soldier didn’t say to himself “I’m fighting for slavery. WTF.” In either case you can either feel guilty or feel wronged. The south has chosen to feel wronged, to double down if you will, that they were correct about black people. Being on the wrong side of history, you should just step to the other side. They can’t do it. They can’t admit they were wrong.

    • Ol' Scratch November 5, 2018 at 10:47 am #

      The civil war was not about southern slavery. It was about who would own slaves (of any race): wealthy northern industrialists who already had their sights set on global empire, or Southern landed gentry who favored a slower, localized lifestyle. More than that it was about states’ rights to go there own way against a monolithic and monopolistic federal leviathan. That fight has never been properly settled since, no matter who claimed victory in the military skirmish.

      • seawolf77 November 5, 2018 at 10:54 am #

        Baloney. If you look at a map of the United States there’s a line that goes right to left straight across, that’s the slavery line. There’s my proof, where’s yours?

        • robert magill November 5, 2018 at 11:18 am #

          @ seawolf77

          Slavery was legal throughout the states: Ben Franklin was a slaveholder. Check.

        • Ol' Scratch November 5, 2018 at 11:43 am #

          Political lines? What in the world does that have to do with anything?

          • seawolf77 November 5, 2018 at 12:47 pm #

            The shape of states were drawn with slavery. How do you think Oklahoma got its panhandle? Above the line no slavery, below the line slavery. If I remember Kansas was the state that popped.

          • hmuller November 5, 2018 at 4:32 pm #

            Oklahoma didn’t become state until 1907. Before the time of the civil war it was set aside as Indian territory.

            But in any case, your desire to revile and spit upon white people is not the way to win our hearts. Most people instinctively know things like that.

            We’ve been tolerant and patient for decades, putting up with crap like affirmative action, which unfairly hurt working class whites.

            The hard, unspeakable truth is that when a group is genetically 20 points on average behind on the IQ scale, it can never achieve economic parity with the higher IQ group. Yes, there will be black athletes and entertainers who earn fortunes; but for most – things are what they are. Argue with God or science about its harsh sentence, because we white people didn’t give them lower IQ’s. We are not holding them back, and that’s something your kind can never acknowledge.

          • seawolf77 November 5, 2018 at 7:57 pm #

            The IQ argument. Are you freakin kiddin me? God you are from under a rock. You can make it a white rock. I don’t want to stress you out.

          • hmuller November 5, 2018 at 8:30 pm #

            Good refutation, seawolf!

          • seawolf77 November 8, 2018 at 11:45 am #

            Above Oklahoma is Kansas, genius. Kansas was first settled by European Americans in 1812, in what is now Bonner Springs,[14] but the pace of settlement accelerated in the 1850s, in the midst of political wars over the slavery debate. When it was officially opened to settlement by the U.S. government in 1854 with the Kansas–Nebraska Act, abolitionist Free-Staters from New England and pro-slavery settlers from neighboring Missouri rushed to the territory to determine whether Kansas would become a free state or a slave state. Thus, the area was a hotbed of violence and chaos in its early days as these forces collided, and was known as Bleeding Kansas. The abolitionists prevailed, and on January 29, 1861,[15][16] Kansas entered the Union as a free state. After the Civil War, the population of Kansas grew rapidly when waves of immigrants turned the prairie into farmland.

          • hmuller November 8, 2018 at 4:43 pm #

            Above Oklahoma is sky. Kansas is north of Oklahoma. Yes, thank you, I already knew all that you just wrote, seawolf.

            It was your remark about the Oklahoma panhandle which I found odd and prompted my remarks about Oklahoma. But never mind, it’s not important.

        • Janos Skorenzy November 5, 2018 at 5:52 pm #

          We made the Blacks give up slavery. But of course, when we aren’t around they go back to it. The Freed Blacks who founded Liberia enslaves the native Black Africans. Great heroes you have there, champ.

          • seawolf77 November 5, 2018 at 7:53 pm #

            You keep repeating that tired old lie, just like Trump. “I started with a small million dollar loan from my father, which I paid back with interest.” Total bullshit. Even when totally discredited, he keeps on keepin on. He narrows his eyes, changes the inflection in his voice, raises those stumpy fingered tiny little hands and LIES.

          • Janos Skorenzy November 5, 2018 at 9:18 pm #

            I know, same old same old. Like 1+1=2. So boring. You want something new, funky, and exciting!

      • K-Dog November 5, 2018 at 10:57 am #

        Heat favors a slower, localized lifestyle. The fight is settled.

        Weather Heat Map

        Novemeber 5th and the only place I’m seeing that is getting any snow in the entire country is the high country. Plantation days are coming.

        • Janos Skorenzy November 5, 2018 at 9:21 pm #

          Artic cold front is entering the Midwest. Tomorrow Fargo won’t get out of the mid twenties. You tested Ma Nature and you lost.
          And by this time next week, there may be snow east of the Cascades above 3000 feet.

          • K-Dog November 6, 2018 at 12:25 am #

            You are the expert on all things white.

      • EvelynV November 5, 2018 at 11:48 am #

        It wasn’t a skirmish. It was an apocalyptic bloodbath that skimmed the cream and much of the richest nutrients from the confederate (southern) gene pool. The best were made leaders and in every battle when it was over virtually all the leaders were dead because their bravery and efforts to lead their men into battle put them in front.

        It is no accident the bible belt is what it is.

        • BornToKillPeace November 5, 2018 at 5:08 pm #

          Evelyn,

          Your social diagnosis is a little wrong. It’s no accident the Bible Belt is what it is and with a case of Confederate sympathies, as east coast Yankees have ridden the back of flyover for resources and cheap labor since inception.

          Hell, where I sit now was first explored so as to send back furs to Paris and London. Besides the money, I doubt the fur trappers and early farmers gave a damn about what the east coast offered, or they would of stayed.

          • EvelynV November 6, 2018 at 12:14 am #

            I don’t mind being just a little wrong as long as I got the big piece.

            What the sweet clover your aside about fur trappers has to do with anything is beyond me. It was not unheard of that fur trapper’s went insane, their lives were so harsh. Probably semi-crazy to even take on the life in the first place.

            I wonder how many were confederate survivors.

        • messianicdruid November 5, 2018 at 8:27 pm #

          Talk about left-handed praise!

      • Tate November 5, 2018 at 1:53 pm #

        The War of Northern Aggression was all about slavery. As Nathan Bedford Forrest opined:

        “If it ain’t about keepin’ our slaves, then what are we fightin’ for?” He was a straight shooter, He was credited with killing 27 men in single-combat in battle, I believe.

        As is apparent by his question, but especially after the war was over, nobody wanted to own up to it, so there was a lot of apologizing & rationalizing. Why? The slaves had it good, much better than the white slaves-in-all-but-name of the Northern industrialists. These “robber barons” imported millions of landless peasants from Europe for their factories, people who had no other good options. The billionaire class is still at it today.

        • messianicdruid November 5, 2018 at 8:34 pm #

          “These “robber barons” imported millions of landless peasants from Europe for their factories, people who had no other good options.”

          Yes, they had been screwed over all their lives and saw a way to trade 6 years of labor with maybe a grubstake at the end [ also known as endentured servitude ] and a chance. “One of a family, two of a village”. Don’t ask them to piss it all away on people demanding handouts.

        • EvelynV November 6, 2018 at 12:30 am #

          Like the wars in Iraq were all about oil. For the big boys it was about preserving their plantation wealth. To the little boys it was sold as “preserving their freedom”. That’s how all the little boys are worked up into fighting mode.

      • BornToKillPeace November 5, 2018 at 4:49 pm #

        Ol’ Scratch,

        You’ve got a good point but you left out a crucial perspective; not including caricatured villain characters and attaching those thought entities to fair gone, abstracted identities and imagined scenarios which required a populace not sold out to slime city vibes, inc.

        As far as I tell, this is as far as the intellect wanders in Bustedsville, U.S.A.

        • BornToKillPeace November 5, 2018 at 5:10 pm #

          *which required a populace not sold out to slime city vibes, inc. to have any kind of understanding to.

      • Wizard of the Saddle November 7, 2018 at 7:12 pm #

        If there was a lottery prize for truth telling, Scratch, you would have just nailed the MegaMillions jackpot.

        Any fool with even half a brain comprehends that when it comes to exploiting the labor of other people….well, slavery can take many forms.

        Whips and chains are soooooo 19th century today and corporatists are loathe to resort to such crudities. Instead they use central banking and entice the laboring classes to take on unsustainable levels of debt. Instead of the old overseer sittin’ up on his hoss lookin’ down on the sweating darkies we have HR departments with their performance reviews, metrics, and performant improvement plans.

        As for economic systems….take your pick: Capitalism, Socialism, Fascism….whatever economic “ism” you are fond of has more than it’s fair share of examples of ways to entrap low IQ unfortunates into lifetimes of laboring servitude.

        Yep…..slavery has come a long way since 1865. The Yankees understood that the whole system needed to be overhauled and modernized like a corporate restructuring and dressed up in new clothing by the marketing department to make it more respectable looking to the chattering classes. Silly Southerners. Like SEARS, they went under because they simply refused to change with the times, but don’t think for a minute that slavery ended 153 years ago, any more than retail will end in 2018.

    • When I would meet an individual from that wretched region of the country, engage him in pleasant conversation and the subject turn to some racially-charged subjects, I would note the increase in tenor, the quickened pulse, the widened eyes, the sudden increase in intensity. Your region suffers from a distinct cultural wound that is altogether alien from many regions of the country. It’s quite clear your kind is suffering a psychic wound and a sort of post-traumatic stress. It’s very conspicuous outside your region. To us, we calmly regard your testimony as we would an account of life in a foreign land. We have sympathy for your feelings as well. We want to help you get over this thing, and reconcile these toxic sentiments. In short, a civil therapy.

      In the light of all the race baiting and button-pressing racial rhetoric that is tossed around so casually by so many, the inflammation of these symptoms is inevitable.

      Trigger warning: unsolicited advice: I don’t know what the cure is, but maybe, to start with, try to stop taking the broad movements of historical events so personally. Discard any belief in the erroneous concept of “Karma”. Disable the button, disarm the button pressers.

      The inevitable migration of people to and from a place, the irrelevancy of historical facts to contemporary life, the mandates of a new age… time doesn’t so much heal wounds, as bury those who bear them.

      • seawolf77 November 5, 2018 at 11:33 am #

        It’s called getting defensive. They have nowhere to hide and they get belligerent instead. To tell you the truth it’s really boring.

      • Opie November 5, 2018 at 4:30 pm #

        As a yankee born male who was transplanted to the south when I was 10,I can say unequivocally that you are full of BS. It would take me days to explain, and it would change nothing. As I’m cursed with a lack of southern inflection , I am often taken as a Yank.Like so many northerners I meet, they all think they’re a cut above the poor white southerner. They talk the talk when it comes to black folks, but unless the black is upper middle class, they run and hide to their gated communities. Real southerners actually engage with blacks, even though it may at times go down messy. I think it was Dick Gregory who said many years ago” up north you can get big but you can’t get close, down south you can get close but you can’t get big,”
        For them that understands, ya, southern man got the ghosts, but when the black man comes off the plantation it will be the southern man who’ll end up natural allies against the pol pot wannabe antifa pussys running the country towards anarchy
        .

        • BornToKillPeace November 5, 2018 at 5:13 pm #

          Opie,

          Astute comment.

        • Janos Skorenzy November 5, 2018 at 5:56 pm #

          Yes as the old saying goes, the Northerner loves the Blacks as a race, but hates them as individuals. The Southerner hates the race, but loves the individual (if they are decent and loveable). The Southern view is the humane and racially correct one. Sea Wolf epitomizes Yankee hypocrisy and dysfunction.

          • hmuller November 5, 2018 at 6:05 pm #

            Janos, your words remind me of black comedian Dick Gregory’s observation,

            “Up north they don’t care how big I get, so long as i don’t get too close. Down south they don’t care how close I get so long as I don’t get too big.”

          • seawolf77 November 5, 2018 at 7:43 pm #

            What I epitomize is simple common law. If I steal from another, and it is proven in a court of law, the aggrieved party is made whole by the court-if the money is there. If it isn’t the man who stole has to pay from future earnings ala Jordan Belfort. We stole from the blacks and they should be made whole. Simple common sense. To do otherwise, well we see how that worked out. Idiocy to the nth degree, as advocated by Janos and hmuller. Sometimes you just got rip the band aid off.

          • Janos Skorenzy November 5, 2018 at 9:24 pm #

            Our system of law is one that deals with individuals. And Corporations aren’t individuals. Nor are nations. Nor are races. Try to be consistent. Listen to the Voice in your head – if you have one that is.

          • seawolf77 November 8, 2018 at 11:50 am #

            Tell that to Erin Brokavich. I believe her law firm sued a power company and got people who they wronged millions. Our law system is fundamentally based on no one is above the law, no one is too big for the law, and the law will be applied with equanimity upon all of us. that means any entity. Corporations, churches, countries anything.

        • Okay… this is the kind of crazed rhetoric I was talking about.

          Would it be too much trouble to ask you to make some sense?

          • SoftStarLight November 5, 2018 at 6:41 pm #

            You ain’t gonna understand Mr. NYT :-). Do you believe NYT tells you the truth about the South?

        • SoftStarLight November 5, 2018 at 6:37 pm #

          Yep, you got it! You can be very decent and polite to one another, BUT ya don’t have to live together in the same house.

        • hmuller November 5, 2018 at 7:00 pm #

          Oops, Sorry Opie, I just now read this entry. I earlier inadvertently duplicated your Dick Gregory quote below.

        • seawolf77 November 5, 2018 at 7:48 pm #

          As a Yankee born male you should know better than lying by omission through your teeth. Where in the south? Cleverly omitted. They don’t call it the Deep South for nothing. Like in Florida, the further north you go, the further south you get. And if you didn’t notice it, you were already there, probably why you moved.

    • elysianfield November 5, 2018 at 12:07 pm #

      “Let’s take a look at the white man’s sins.”

      Wolfie,
      Please provide similar statements for the other races…is any race without “sin”?

      An inconvenient truth is there is no race that could be described as “Christ like”. Quit flogging the white race…opportunities to target your venom exist on every continent.

      • capt spaulding November 5, 2018 at 8:19 pm #

        A friend of mine is a Chippewa Indian and he was complaining about the white man taking the country from native americans. I pointed out that the Sioux lived in Minnesota and Wisconsin originally, but were forced out onto the great plains by an invasion of their territory by the Chippewa. So who was worse, the Europeans or the Indians? I guess it depends on whose ox is being gored.

    • malthuss November 5, 2018 at 12:16 pm #

      The genocide of the American Indians. –How bad was it? cannibalism was very in, in Mexico.
      The enslavement of the black man,–White slaves had it worse.

      • BornToKillPeace November 5, 2018 at 5:14 pm #

        How much of the genocide was by disease? 70-75-80-85-90%?

        And no, there were not enough smallpox blankets to produce such an effect.

    • SoftStarLight November 5, 2018 at 6:43 pm #

      You’re from the South???? That is like traitor talk lol!

    • nickel November 5, 2018 at 10:15 pm #

      Ah. The sins of the white man. Which white man are you talking about? You? You genocided the American Indians? You enslaved the black man? You did? Wah, what a horrible human being you are. I (white) certainly never did. So you actually did not? What’s this list of grievances got anything to do with you – or me. Oh so you mean some white men, then. Which ones? The Swiss? The Icelandic? You think that they deserve to suffer, because they have skin melanin similar to other people from other centuries with which they have nothing in common? How vile of you!

      What exactly is so special about these white men? The black man enslaved the black man. Oh, that was in Africa, you say, so does not count. Well, even in America, there were black slave owners. And the black man genocided the black man. What, when, where? All the time! Most recently, in Rwanda. Though a few years before, the same took place… in Burundi (in reverse). In Equatorial Guinea Macias Nguema massacred so much of the country he had a third of the population killed or fleeing and was condemned for genocide. In Liberia Samuel Doe, Charles Taylor and Thomas Quiwonkpa all massacred all members of ethnic groups in bloodfests. In Sierra Leone, Foday Sankoh and his Revolutionary United Front instigated mass killing, mass maiming and unspeakable horrors. In Uganda Idi Amin Dada had hundreds of thousands of his countrymen killed, targetting Lango and Acholi people for massacres; he also ethnically cleansed most of the Asians and seized their properties and businesses. Earlier, you could read up on Mfecane in what is now South Africa and how the AmaShona, Ndwandwe, Tsonga, Ngwane/Swazi, Ngoni, Mfengu all got killed and pushed out by Zulus. I could go on and on.

      OK that black man is one sick puppy. What about the red man? The red man was busy enslaving and genociding the red man before the white man ever entered the picture. In my neck of the woods, the Iroquois confederacy genocided the Hurons. Incidentally, the red man also enslaved the black man.

      “But the white man is always the enslaver and genocider!” Not really. A couple of millions of white men and women from all over Europe were raided and sold into slavery by the Barbary coast pirates or the Ottoman empire. The white man was massacred by Mongol Asian invaders and muslim armies. The white man, on the other hand, fought to end slavery.

      If we sum it up:
      WHITE MAN
      – enslaved the black man.
      – massacred the red man.
      – enslaved by the muslim man.
      – massacred by the asian man
      – ended slavery

      RED MAN
      – massacred the red man (and the odd white man).
      – enslaved the red man and the black man
      – massacred by the white man

      BLACK MAN
      – enslaved the black man.
      – massacred the black man (and the odd white man).
      – enslaved by the black man, the red man and the white man.
      – was colonized by the white man

      MUSLIM MAN
      – enslaved the black man.
      – enslaved the white man.
      – enslaved the asian man.
      – massacred the white man
      – massacred the asian man
      – was colonized by the white man

      ASIAN MAN
      – massacred the white man
      – was colonized by the white man
      – was enslaved by the muslim man
      – enslaved the asian man
      – was colonized by the white man

      You see one group that has some sort of racial moral inferiority in there?

      • hmuller November 5, 2018 at 11:58 pm #

        Excellent comments, Nickel. Human history is written in blood.

        I’ve wondered if people who support racial reparations have a deep understanding of history and how every ethnic group has been both a victim and a victimizer at times.

        It also seems odd to me that reparations advocates are unable or unwilling to distinguish between the individuals who suffered harm and the remote descendants of such people.

        You can’t reason objectively on this topic with anyone who is salivating over some potential money gravy train. Their white left-wing supporters (being of greater moral rectitude and intelligence than anyone who disagrees with them) are equally unmoved by argument.

        I believe that when we move from principles of individual legal responsibility to tribal liability, we revert to a vastly more primitive and less just form of jurisprudence.

      • EvelynV November 6, 2018 at 12:39 am #

        Yes yes I see it!

        All men. Run through it again and show how all the women, especially the ones still with their babies performed.

      • seawolf77 November 6, 2018 at 8:40 pm #

        If we sum it up:
        WHITE MAN
        – enslaved the black man. #’s Please
        – massacred the red man.#’s Please
        – enslaved by the muslim man.#’s Please
        – massacred by the asian man#’s Please
        – ended slavery#’s Please

        RED MAN
        – massacred the red man (and the odd white man).#’s Please
        – enslaved the red man and the black man#’s Please
        – massacred by the white man#’s Please

        BLACK MAN
        – enslaved the black man.#’s Please
        – massacred the black man (and the odd white man).#’s Please
        – enslaved by the black man, the red man and the white man.#’s Please
        – was colonized by the white man#’s Please

        MUSLIM MAN
        – enslaved the black man.#’s Please
        – enslaved the white man.#’s Please
        – enslaved the asian man.#’s Please
        – massacred the white man#’s Please
        – massacred the asian man#’s Please
        – was colonized by the white man#’s Please

        ASIAN MAN#’s Please
        – massacred the white man#’s Please
        – was colonized by the white man#’s Please
        – was enslaved by the muslim man#’s Please
        – enslaved the asian man#’s Please
        – was colonized by the white man#’s Please

        You see one group that has some sort of racial moral inferiority in there? NO BECAUSE YOU DID NOT PROVIDE #’S I can kill a termite. Terminix can kill a termite. It all boils down to numbers.

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

          Reading your other replies, I now realize how much of a bigot you are, fixating on a particular group’s wrondoing, demonizing them as subhumans, a garden variety racist insisting that people should be judged by the colour of their skin, completely ignorant of mankind’s history, the kind of “moralist” that considers morality a matter of numbers, too lazy to look up the numbers anyway, too dumb to make any kind of other counter-argument.

          You are one sick hatebag. Seek help seawolf, seek help before it is too late.

          • hmuller November 8, 2018 at 4:50 pm #

            Bravo, nickel!

    • BeachBum November 6, 2018 at 8:29 pm #

      Sorry, bucko. My family is white and came to America well after slavery and the civil war. We have no sin or guilt.

      Now, you can lump all white people together in your scenario but we’re not buying into your fantasy of guilt.

      Truth to tell, I don’t care. Practically every nation has had slavery of one kind or another, some still do. That doesn’t mean I condone it, but I’m not going to feel bad about it. History was it was, and other nations are none of my business.

      • BeachBum November 6, 2018 at 8:33 pm #

        *History was what it was.

        Typo

  9. The context for Sarah Jeong’s invective was the back and forth insult and race-baiting trolling that occurs on Twitter. A spot on the editorial board is not very influential, and I suspect it will always have an SPLC style bent on the balance. It’s obvious the decision was based on having an urban Asian-American millennial college grad with colored hair. It takes all kinds. In New York City this is especially true, and shockingly contrasted with the demographics of flyover states.

    The extent to which someone’s corpus of self-published internet commentary should serve as some sort of test of character, ability, or accurate reflection of their contemporary opinion should always be irrelevant. What people argue is more important than their pedigree.

    Some claim is not more or less true because Sarah Jeong claimed it… but I have no illusions that the tendency of humanity will be to incorporate extraneous factors in evaluating claimants in lieu of evaluating claims. Maybe America’s worst intellectual foible is credentialism. We may be struck with an instinct for personal judgement forever overruling the discipline of reason.

  10. messianicdruid November 5, 2018 at 10:28 am #

    “Let’s take a look at the white man’s sins.”

    What is your definition of “sin”. I think this is where you should begin.

    • seawolf77 November 5, 2018 at 11:08 am #

      Almost all sin can be boiled down to theft. Murder is stealing a man’s life. Adultery is stealing another’s spouse. Perjury is stealing the truth.

      • messianicdruid November 5, 2018 at 3:15 pm #

        The reason for asking is, you can’t fix it without knowing the penalty.

        Tell me the penalty for _________ then we can fix it and move on. I don’t want to pay a penalty for who I am. Who I am is not a sin.

        • hmuller November 5, 2018 at 4:42 pm #

          The concept that a person can be punished for what someone with similar skin pigmentation or ethnicity did 150 years ago is absurd and flies in the face of every principle of civilized law.

          Seawolf wants to open the flood gates to mass retributions for past atrocities and grievances. Ever hear of a place called Yugoslavia in the 1990’s? or Rwanda in 1995? or a host of other places where ethnic groups sought to even the score for old injustices.

          • seawolf77 November 5, 2018 at 7:35 pm #

            The Jews are still getting reparations from Germany. Who opened that floodgate? You can’t steal 10 generations of labor and the wealth produced therein from one race and realistically expect them to do well. After the Civil War both sides were too broke to pony up something. But after the Gilded Age began and America’s railroads boomed, they should have given the blacks something then. I would think a house or the value of a median priced home for every black man and woman. The reason we can’t get past this is people like you, who rant and rave that we can’t right all the world’s wrongs that stop this country from moving on. Slavery was wrong, legal but wrong, and we should pay the blacks what we stole from them and move on. Hell the Indians got casinos! Jesus Christ redeemed all of us through his sacrifice, so while not a legal concept, someone paying for another’s sins is a bedrock of Judeo-Christian ethics.

          • hmuller November 5, 2018 at 8:45 pm #

            Seawolf,

            My family didn’t come to this country until 1956. Does that mean we pay less, or nothing for slavery?

            In actuality, white people have been paying slavery reparations for a very long time thru welfare and social programs, affirmative action, etc. Then there’s all the black on white crime. By this point, maybe they actually owe us.

            The problem is that you believe in collective punishment for entire races and identifiable ethnic groups. I believe in the radical concept of treating everyone as an individual, responsible only for his own actions. I know – very un-marxist of me, for shame!

            But let’s say we take your route. Will a one time cash settlement be enough? Because I think the demands will never end.

          • messianicdruid November 5, 2018 at 8:50 pm #

            “Jesus Christ redeemed all of us through his sacrifice, so while not a legal concept, someone paying for another’s sins is a bedrock of Judeo-Christian ethics.”

            He redeemed kinsmen, the rest are being saved. At some point salvation is complete.

          • Tate November 5, 2018 at 9:28 pm #

            This is what they don’t want you to think too clearly about, hmuller. I got into a long argument with Elrond Hubbard about this very thing not long ago. He was defending Ta-henisi Coates for promoting reparations.

            There will always remain the professional victims & their aggrieved parties demanding more more more.

          • EvelynV November 6, 2018 at 12:54 am #

            Seawolf, chill!

            Jesus Christ is a fairy tale. Today we know about quantum entanglement, black holes, while the Jesus lovers have accepted the merits of pussy grabbing as a gauge of those upon whom the deity bestows approval.

            Don’t you think it is time to have another look at the inane theology passed down to us about twenty one centuries ago by goat herders who you can be pretty sure also did a lot of goat fukkking?

            Not that there’s necessarily anything wrong with that if it was consensual, but the whole cockamamie story about being tortured on earth by men so that his fooking father would be able to let men into heaven again just is no longer a feasible storyline.

          • seawolf77 November 6, 2018 at 8:43 pm #

            Whoa! Jesus Christ is not a fairy!

          • EvelynV November 7, 2018 at 4:11 pm #

            Seawolf, not a problem. Most fairytales don’t actually feature fairies as characters. “Fairytales” is used as a pejorative figure of speech.

            If you get my drift I’m asserting that no father who is pissed off at some people sends his son, not even a bastard son, into a crowd of those people who pissed him off, watches them maim, torture, and rip his son to pieces, then declares those same people redeemed and welcome back into heaven again. Only the most insanely gullible people who walk the earth can be expected to believe a story line like that.

            I guess it starts out by convincing them a heaven exists. Make them want it so bad they’ll believe anything. Strategically the best way to make them believe in heaven is to first make them believe in hell. As Charlie Manson preached, fear is the energizer.

            A million early christians died in the struggle between Greek and Roman versions of the jesus myth. Greeks said no way the three trinity members could be equal because the father was the primogenitor. Roman christians insisted they were. Greeks were winning until Constantine tipped the scales against them and humanity had to wade through the corruption of Roman Catholicism until they couldn’t take it any more and started new branches of the mythological tale.

  11. San Jose November 5, 2018 at 10:30 am #

    Over the weekend I was doing volunteer work at an event and asked a woman I’ve known for years, a fellow volunteer, if she could “man my station” while I took a quick bathroom break. She didn’t like that I used the word “man” because she said, “I can person your station.”

    To which I replied, “Whateverrrrrr” with a vocal fry that would have sent Qshtik running for the hills.

    Jen
    Down and Out in Silicon Valley

    • BackRowHeckler November 5, 2018 at 11:12 am #

      Incidentally, where is Q?

      He’s disappeared like this before, turns out he was on one of his long motorcycle trips.

      But then somebody here makes some egregious mistake in syntax, grammar, or even spelling, and Q, not being able to stand it any longer, suddenly re appears.

      I hope that’s the case this time.

      brh

      • San Jose November 5, 2018 at 12:28 pm #

        BRH,

        I too am hoping for a Qshtik update. I wonder what gems of knowledge his beloved brother-in-law is spouting this election season?

        Jen

      • elysianfield November 5, 2018 at 12:35 pm #

        BRH,
        There has been a terrible incident. Q’s Motorcycle gang of rogue accountants and defrocked CPA’s have been challenged by a rival gang of Creative Anachonists mounted on stripped down and “hacked” Segways. It was a bloody affair, with grievous injuries on both sides…no clear winner.

        The battle between the two gangs was over territory…hegemony over an assisted-living facility and the women within. Taunts were exchanged beforehand, with Q himself wildly waving a hastily prepared spread-sheet showing the Anachronist group’s treasury bankrupt, while the Anachronists, of course, provided obscene caricatures of various Ivy League College mascots.

        The issue is still in doubt…the women, at last report, unsullied.

        • San Jose November 5, 2018 at 3:47 pm #

          Elysianfield….You should be the new writer that makes Saturday Night Live funny again!

      • Janos Skorenzy November 5, 2018 at 9:27 pm #

        Alba drove him out with fire and steel, or at least her sharp oral member.

  12. FincaInTheMountains November 5, 2018 at 10:33 am #

    This is the never ending work of a certain group of people who are constantly looking for an excuse to incite one group against another in order to seize more power.

    An excellent description of working of that group could be found in Shakespeare’s play Heinrich VI describing the start of War of the Roses in England in the Castle of British Templars who constantly inflated the religious hatred between York and Lancaster:

    upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3d/Plucking_the_Red_and_White_Roses_in_the_Old_Temple_Garde…

    Only by applying the Henry VIII of England remedy to the heirs of that very people the civil war could be stopped – he threw them out of the British Isles.

    Now I know why Trump reminds me of Henry VIII of England.

  13. TiredOfTheTreadmill November 5, 2018 at 10:35 am #

    I’m good with the Dems taking either the house or senate to cause a standstill in DC. At this point having the feds do nothing is better than going down the path envisioned by either party. Although I don’t know if the standstill would actually happen since the Dems have shown a strong trend of being good lap dogs for the pro-corporate agenda, while taking against it.

    Regardless of the midterm results the most likely outcome will be more of the current trajectory. More wealth moving upward, more people falling out of the middle class, more uncertainty about average people having healthcare coverage, more uncertainty about the future, more “drill, baby, drill” mentality, more division, more spectacle, and more stupid shit dominating daily life. Either way the inevitable journey to collapse, or decline, or a World Made By Hand is likely to pick up speed. Maybe a lot of speed padt the point of recklessness.

    • seawolf77 November 5, 2018 at 10:44 am #

      Gridlock is good.

      • SoftStarLight November 5, 2018 at 2:11 pm #

        Gridlock is good? How do we move if we can’t?

        • TiredOfTheTreadmill November 5, 2018 at 10:54 pm #

          Sometimes not moving is the best option. Sometimes, waiting for the flood water of a river to receed is a better choice instead of crossing because you feel you must push forward. Sometimes waiting out winter is better than pushing into the mountains, getting stranded at high elevation, and eating each other. It’s not always the best option, but sometimes it is.

          • SoftStarLight November 6, 2018 at 12:31 am #

            If it’s gonna happen, the collapse that is, maybe it doesn’t matter what we do? I do prefer Trump’s agenda over the Democrat agenda though.

        • EvelynV November 7, 2018 at 4:18 pm #

          How can I be still? By flowing with the stream.

          ~ Lao-tzu

    • EvelynV November 6, 2018 at 12:44 pm #

      Don’t you think there will be an uptick in the sale of Depends when the republicans up for renewal next election have an awakening that will turn their bowels to liquid?

    • EvelynV November 7, 2018 at 4:28 pm #

      SSL – unless you are super-wealthy his agenda is to grind you into dog meat.

      MR. President, our problems are severe because there are so many people and we’ve so badly misused our resources.

      “I don’t see a problem – kill off 3/4 the population.”

      WHICH 3/4?

      “Start off with anyone with networth less than a million. Pick all the low hanging fruit first. Mexicans, Blacks but for now leave alone anyone white with less than 5 teeth, I still need my constituency for a while.”

  14. akmofo November 5, 2018 at 10:35 am #

    The word NAZIS might be overused by some, but I really wish, James, that you would’ve used it today to describe the shrieking NAZIS of the NYTimes. The NAZIFICATION of the gov mafia and its institutions is something that needs to be called out and called out often. Everyone needs to know, who and what these NAZIS are, and the wellspring of their power and inspiration — the VATICAN !!

    • FincaInTheMountains November 5, 2018 at 10:41 am #

      Nazi ideology was not born from nowhere and Vatican was NOT the source of their awful power, but rather was subjugated by that humanity-hating group.

      Roman Church up to the VIII century was just another Christian sister-church in the family of other Orthodox churches.

      • seawolf77 November 5, 2018 at 11:02 am #

        Wrong. Nazi ideology was born of the Vatican. Lincoln himself said the Vatican was behind the American Civil War. Read Cromwells’ “Hitler’s Pope.” The Catholic Church is Mystery Babylon the Great, the mystery religion that was birthed after the flood based on human sacrifice, specifically child human sacrifice in an attempt to conjure demons, which were the souls of the giants or Nephilim. The mass is mock ritual cannibalism performed under a crucified mannequin man.

        • EvelynV November 7, 2018 at 4:42 pm #

          Lincoln blamed the vatican and Jesuits because they promulgated ideas that are essentially the ideas Trump pushes.

          No doubt about it, the rituals of paganism were adopted and modified to enable the people to transition to the catholic rituals more fluidly.

          I could sympathize with Trump somewhat more if he didn’t piss in the soup by focusing on just one religion. I wouldn’t let any avowed christians immigrate either if you want to play that game.

          Raising your children to believe in any of the organized religions is child abuse.

      • akmofo November 5, 2018 at 11:09 am #

        They are all ROME.

        They all model themselves on ROME. So I don’t give a shit what they label themselves. They are all the same. You know it and I know it.

        The Orthodox Church is just as NAZI as the Vatican. They are all snakes of the same medusa — ROME.

        KGB = CIA
        Orthodox Church = Vatican
        Romanism = Jihadism

        Same = same

        • akmofo November 5, 2018 at 11:15 am #

          It’s not a coincidence that the number one NAZI in the CIA, Brennan, was also a Commie and a Jihadist. There is no such thing as coincidence!

          • capt spaulding November 5, 2018 at 11:39 am #

            Nazi, Commie,Jihadist. That’s quite a potpourri, it should just about cover it all.

          • akmofo November 5, 2018 at 2:13 pm #

            If what I said isn’t factual, you’re welcome to correct me.

          • capt spaulding November 5, 2018 at 8:21 pm #

            Just a remark, that’s all.

          • daveed November 5, 2018 at 10:23 pm #

            Nazi, Commie, Jihadist…….and Beatnik Taxidermist!

        • Janos Skorenzy November 5, 2018 at 9:30 pm #

          The Jews opened the gates of Constantinople to the Turks who entered through their quarter. Never again. Jews cannot be trusted with their own gates to the City.

          • akmofo November 5, 2018 at 11:12 pm #

            Stop lying. There were no Jews in Constantinople.

            And stop propagating lies which you know you have no clue about.

            Constantinople fell because the thieving murderous German Templars sacked it on their “crusades”. The second reason is because the Turks had gun powder and canons from China. Using this artillery is how they defeated the Arab Mamluks, took over the Muslim holy cities, and half of Europe.

          • hmuller November 6, 2018 at 10:27 am #

            Crusaders sacked Constantinople in 1204. The Ottoman Turks took it in 1453.

            You do tend to swirl together different events in history. Just saying.

          • Tate November 6, 2018 at 11:46 am #

            There were no Jews in Constantinople? I wasn’t there so I can’t say first-hand but that seems passing strange. The “rootless cosmopolitans” had no presence in the greatest city of the ancient world? Very odd. That’s like denying that there are Jews in New York City.

          • akmofo November 6, 2018 at 1:33 pm #

            Not odd at all. There are no Jews in Hong Kong Singapore China, and one can make a good arguement that these are today’s global commercial centres.

            The Jews of that time lived in Egypt Gaza Northern Israel Syria Iraq Iran Spain Germany and Stan-republics along the spice routes to India and China. They didn’t live in Constantinople because the Orthodox Church and Christendom in general was extremely hostile to them.

            The French and Teutonic Templers along with the Venicians looted Constantinople of all its treasury and all its ancient valuables. The city never recovered from that looting. When the Turks attacked, the city no longer had any financial resources to mount a real defence. It was dependent on others for its defence, and the others never showed.

  15. Phutatorius November 5, 2018 at 10:42 am #

    I agree that the Dems are profoundly disappointing and suffer from badly misplaced priorities – but it’ll be a cold day in Hell before I’ll vote for the party of George W. Bush, Newt Gingrich, Ted Cruz and so forth.

    • seawolf77 November 5, 2018 at 10:45 am #

      A millennial said it best about Cruz and O’Rourke, “Vote for the cool dude or the creepy old white guy.”

      • BackRowHeckler November 5, 2018 at 11:17 am #

        Is Cruz considered the white guy? I believes he self identifies as Hispanic. We’ve had Spaniards in my own family, blue eyed and white as snow, but fluid in the Spanish language, claim Hispanic heritage to leverage some Affirmative Action advantage when applying for a job.

        brh

        • seawolf77 November 5, 2018 at 11:35 am #

          I did not know that.

        • Janos Skorenzy November 5, 2018 at 5:59 pm #

          He may well be Jewish – many took refuge in the Canary islands where his family has roots.

          • BackRowHeckler November 6, 2018 at 11:10 am #

            True enough, Vlad.

            Many expelled Jews also went on account (as joining a pirate crew was called) and cruised the Caribbean, raiding the Spanish Main and capturing Spanish and Portugese ships.

            A book came out a few years ago called ‘Jewish Pirates’. Not as prolific as English, Dutch, or French pirates, they financed many voyages, acted as a middleman for goods captured by the Brethren of the Coast, and did captain and crew their own pirate ships during the golden age of piracy 1655-1725.

            brh

          • hmuller November 6, 2018 at 3:05 pm #

            Jewish pirates – now there’s fertile ground for comedy, yohoho and a bottle of Mogen David! I assume they sailed without their mothers?

          • akmofo November 6, 2018 at 4:39 pm #

            Them Jewish “pirates” discovered America. Columbus and his crew were Jews and were financed by Jews. I estimate half of New Mexico is of Jewish ancestry.

          • hmuller November 6, 2018 at 5:49 pm #

            Really? Taking a good look, I’d say native American ancestry via Hispanic culture..

          • akmofo November 6, 2018 at 9:33 pm #

            A good look at what? You’re stuck in Yan’s primitive nazi world of thinking, and that’s dead end, scientifically, culturally, politically, and in all other realms. Looks change, gene expression change, genes change. Truth doesn’t change.

          • BackRowHeckler November 6, 2018 at 10:16 pm #

            There were dozens of Jewish pirates, HMuller, Capt. Moses Cohen Henriques being the most successful. He was of Portugese ancestry.

            From the 1490s on there were thousands of Jews in Brazil, the Spanish Main, and from 1655 onward, British Jamaica. They pretty much made up the entire merchant class in these places, such as it was.

            Two brothers by the name of Raus, German Jews, were at Raleigh’s colony at Roanoke, and suffered the (unknown) fate as the rest of the settlers. They were brought along as goldsmiths and assayers, but were expected to serve as blacksmiths too. Also, there was a small Jewish company at Jamestown.

            they’ve been here since day one, in fact before day one.

            brh

          • hmuller November 6, 2018 at 11:08 pm #

            Backrow, thanks for the good info. I’ve heard black people claim Jews were at the heart of the slave trade, but I don’t know, never researched it.

            I’m still trying to comprehend akmofo’s claim that genes change and turned Jews in New Mexico into Chicanos. My oh my, the things you learn in this forum.

          • Janos Skorenzy November 7, 2018 at 6:27 pm #

            Check out a book titled, “The Grandees” about the Sephardic American slavers. Written by a Jew too. Don’t know if they dominated the Trade, but they were big players. The Jews were also the slavers for earlier Civilizations like the Romans and the Muslims. They keep quiet about their nautical tradition for exactly this reason.

  16. Dumbedup November 5, 2018 at 10:43 am #

    i don’t disagree we are undergoing cultural re-education. I just happen to believe it is necessary. Has it gone too far in some cases? Sure, but so does the disdain for political correctness. Trump’s nationalist rhetoric provides cover for bigotry and hatred. You know, comments like “every place run by black people is a shithole.” I think that history will show (and is showing) that we have turned every place with a black majority into a shithole by international gerrymandering and food, medical and weapons arbitrage. We play one side against the other for profit.

    • elysianfield November 5, 2018 at 12:39 pm #

      ” You know, comments like “every place run by black people is a shithole.” I think that history will show (and is showing) that we have turned every place with a black majority into a shithole…”

      Dup,
      Ok, you got me…I did it….

    • Tate November 5, 2018 at 5:21 pm #

      What is “international gerrymandering?”

    • messianicdruid November 5, 2018 at 9:21 pm #

      “We play one side against the other for profit.”

      You got a mouse in your pocket or is this more false guilt for those who lost control of our government decades ago?

  17. ozone November 5, 2018 at 10:44 am #

    JHK sez,

    “This country certainly deserves leadership that can inspire it to carry on, to find a way to live even within the austere terms presented by the collapse of old arrangements. It won’t be the end of the world, and finding new, workable arrangements for daily life will open new doors as the old ones close. None of the political figures onstage these days inspires much confidence in that proposition, or even appears to see what’s on the horizon. So the Democrats seek solace in their race and gender antics and the Republicans gaze longingly back at the year 1957, and the fate of the nation goes where it will.”

    This strikes the right tone for me. You can bet your bottom dollar that I won’t be endorsing any of the current crop of carnival barkers and greasy con-men by giving them a vote. I still want to know how many eligible voters… don’t. That would give an indication of what kind of “mandate” these shit-stains really have. There should be box in each category on the ballot that says, “no confidence”, and that a tally of this should be counted and announced as broadly as the winners and losers.

    Since that certainly isn’t going to happen, we’ll have to wait til the rubble stops bouncing to learn who real leaders of foresight and courage will emerge to face our various existential ‘troubles’.

    Meanwhile, a lot of the population is lapping up the fear meme that is being sold by the real-estate-swindler-in-chief occupying the golden throne just off of the Offal Orifice. It’s going to be very interesting to see how that coalesces in it’s metamorphosis to a boiling hate.

    Lastly, we must remember that America is now strictly reactionary, so events in the rest of the known world (remember them folks?) will dictate the direction and speed of the reckoning that our pathetic crop of “communicators” refuse to acknowledge is rapidly approaching.

    • ozone November 5, 2018 at 11:15 am #

      BTW, I don’t mean to imply that we should ‘wait around’ for a savior/leader. Be your own and get busy; time is getting shorter.

      • capt spaulding November 5, 2018 at 11:43 am #

        Offal Orifice, That’s a wonderful use of words, I also like Ignoranus (a stupid asshole).

  18. teddyboy46 November 5, 2018 at 10:50 am #

    I find it interesting that now that JHK is speaking out against the Liberal Propaganda. Long time readers like Neon Vincent are turning on him. That is how strong Propaganda can be . It causes people to prefer the comfort of lies to the hard reality of truth.

    • Sean Coleman November 7, 2018 at 12:54 pm #

      I agree, they really do not like it, and they appear to be a majority. One way many of them try to get round it is to say that these issues are diversions from the real problems, but I believe they take them just as seriously as the rest of us, even more so.

  19. thenuttyneutron November 5, 2018 at 10:50 am #

    I have Irish ancestors that immigrated to America a long time ago. The Irish were treated badly and in many cases worst than slaves. The Irish were not property and thus few cared if they died working dangerous jobs. In some cases, the family of the deceased male had to payoff the debt for the immigration ( indentured servants)

    Does this give me a victim status with the DNC?

    Fuck the DNC. They have done nothing good for America for a long time. I was alive during the last 6 months of Carter’s presidency and have no memory of it. My first memory of a DNC president was Bill Clinton. I saw him sign the Commodity Futures Modernization Act into law. This is the root of the 2008 GFC. It may not have mattered because the law was passed with enough support to overide a veto. The economy was good during is presidency because of the financial engineering that was now legal.

    I also hate the RNC. GWB invaded Iraq. This was both expensive in blood and treasure. HRC supported the Iraq war. GWB also pushed tax cuts through that will likely for the US to make difficult choices in the near future.

    I just with there was a 3rd party option!

    • JohnAZ November 5, 2018 at 2:22 pm #

      The Deep State, Comprised of D.C. Folks, the bureaucracy, the power people , the Elite, WallStreet, is comprised of BOTH parties, telling all of us that the Federal government does not serve us, we serve them.

      The main reason I support Trump is that he is the ONLY movement in the US that wants the Deep State diminished. The former Tea Party folks have swung around to supporting him because watching the disaster that D.C. Has turned into has convinced them is is the only solution.

      The Deep State is anchored in globalist funding.

      Voting for either party is voting for the Deep State. Look for allegiance to the Trump philosophies to vote for someone who is against the DS.

      The reason the DS hates the man is that he wants to destroy their little game they have been playing for thirty years. At our expense.

      • JohnAZ November 5, 2018 at 2:24 pm #

        Think about the investigations, GOPers are as involved with trying to destroy Trump as the most Liberal Dems.

      • hmuller November 5, 2018 at 9:51 pm #

        30 years? I think their game has been going on for centuries. But then I’ve been officially declared an idiot by more than one writer in this forum.

      • EvelynV November 6, 2018 at 12:52 pm #

        JohnAZ, it’s time for you to sober up. The best you could hope for from Trump vis-a-vis deep state is that he could put it to use on his own personal behalf.

        Thick as a brick are you trumpsters.

    • Walter B November 5, 2018 at 3:26 pm #

      Yes indeed nuttyneutron, the problem with realizing that the jackasses and the Dumbo’s are both worthless sellout scum is that it leaves us with nothing good to choose from. This is why Donald Trump was elected in 2016, all the other “choices” were even shittier. I am almost to the point where I want to bash my head against the wall begging “Please, please, why can’t we have a decent candidate and not the same old shit?”

      I suppose that when the sausage machine is diseased the only kind of sausage that it can grind out is diseased sausage.

      • messianicdruid November 5, 2018 at 10:00 pm #

        The Time Magazine I saw today was about the Vote. The subtitle “How the Outraged [ I think it was] Got Organized.”. I crossed out “2018” and wrote 2016.

  20. Brabantian November 5, 2018 at 10:51 am #

    Something else for the post-Tuesday civil war in Washington –

    There was a 28 page filing against Trump-badgering Special Counsel Robert Mueller on 25 October, at the office of the US Department of Justice Inspector General Horowitz, involving Mueller-misconduct when he was FBI director – link below

    The filing talks about how extraditions requested by the USA are being denied, as other governments have files on the crimes involving Mueller – including Russia, ha! – even tho Mueller’s friends at Google, another ‘swamp’, are hiding the crime scheme from internet search results

    The report charges Robert Mueller with being a compromised, paid agent of a British criminal group – involved in US federal corruption, two federal judges bribed, with Mueller and another famous former Special Counsel, Patrick Fitzgerald, selling a ‘comfort letter’ to criminals in the middle of a string of felonies

    Mueller is said to be involved in helping his law firms defraud millions in client funds, and getting a share of this, in a scheme manipulating a crazy Hillary friend and donor with some racist proclivities

    The filing describes how key anti-Trump media aka ‘Resistance’, are motivated by of fear of indictment in the schemes involving Mueller, how the Boston Globe, New York Times, UK Guardian, CNN, all were bribed to create past ‘fake news’ in the Mueller-tied federal corruption scheme

    Here is the 28-page US Dept. of Justice filing made last week with DOJ’s Inspector General – and Trump’s counsel and Congressional committees – by an ex-DOJ employee who now presents reports to the EU Commission … it has the ‘3rd rail’ forbidden topic of US judicial bribery, so the filing has been under the media radar, tho apparently Trump’s lawyers and the Republicans in Congress have it ready to deploy:
    docdroid.net/eVAAjIq/doj-ig-memo-mueller-bribery-extortion.pdf

  21. RB November 5, 2018 at 10:55 am #

    Black folks hate white people regardless of politics. The history is there to illuminate why that hatred exists. Liberals, and certainly progressives, choose not to believe that hatred exists. But they will learn eventually. Don’t get me wrong, I understand the black position. If they were able, there would be a formal reign of terror with many a white person mounting the scaffold to have their head removed. White males are a root of most evil historically. But no white men are going to willingly walk up the steps to the beheading machine. Mr. K has come to understand, I think, that the liberal/progressive positions only aid in the construction of a scaffold but it remains to be seen if they will adhere to their “principals” and willingly go to their reward. We have not by any means seen the future. I am believing it will be much uglier that we are currently imagining.

    • EvelynV November 5, 2018 at 11:09 am #

      Some black folks hate certain black folks and certain white folks and some white folks hate certain white folks and certain black folks and some Asian folks hate certain Asian folks and certain white folks and certain black folks.

      But all the rest, the vast majority, don’t hate anyone much. And almost always it is because of personal reasons.

      Hate corrodes and eventually destroys the vessel it is in. Look what it has done to the gibbering fool on the hill.

      • K-Dog November 5, 2018 at 11:29 am #

        I grew up in an unusual part of America where racism was not part of local social fabric. A northern state which had been new at the time of the Civil War. A land settled by immigrant farmers who have been American for several generations now. They did not hate anybody.

        The area naturally had people who had moved in from other areas of the country and some of the local people had also gone to other parts of the country and returned. These people brought the sickness back with them. I grew up among contrasts. Some people were infected and some were not. There was no way to tell them apart until one of the rasis (yes I spelled that right) opened there mouth and said something stupid and cruel. That’s how I could tell them apart.

        I noticed the rasis people easily believed things that were not true. Sometimes they would believe a blatant lie if they thought the person lying was important. Adults were like that but rasis were the worst. I had a choice. I did not want to be like that.

        • K-Dog November 5, 2018 at 11:31 am #

          opened their mouth

        • Tate November 5, 2018 at 2:55 pm #

          It’s easy for someone who had the luxury of infrequent contact with lots of blacks to think as you do. It also endowed you with the attitude that you are a superior species of being, evident from the moral posturing on display with your comment.

          • K-Dog November 6, 2018 at 12:30 am #

            You don’t know if my contact has been infrequent. It has not been at all. As an adult my contact has been frequently intimate. You project a speculative history onto me to give an excuse for yourself.

        • Janos Skorenzy November 5, 2018 at 6:02 pm #

          That’s all an illusion made possible by the paucity of the Blacks in your childhood environment. Whites who grow up around Blacks know how different they are and no once can ever convince them to contrary.

          • seawolf77 November 5, 2018 at 8:20 pm #

            WTF are you talking about? How are they so different? Do they laugh when things aren’t funny? Do they cry when they’re happy? Does their shit smell like chocolate chip cookies baking after school? How are they so different?

          • Janos Skorenzy November 5, 2018 at 9:33 pm #

            Yeah they cheered when OJ got off and laughed when that poor truck driver was getting his broken with a brick during the La riots.

          • Janos Skorenzy November 5, 2018 at 9:35 pm #

            getting his HEAD broken. Forget the guy’s name – lived but with permanent brain damage. They got the poor schmoe to forgive the savage on a talk show too. Fucked again.

          • hmuller November 6, 2018 at 10:35 am #

            His name is Reginald Denny; and after his LA experience he moved to Lake Havasu, Arizona (which is relatively free of black mobs).

            I hope seawolf makes a note of the Denny case on his spreadsheet of reparations owed.

          • Tate November 6, 2018 at 11:59 am #

            I have lived & worked around blacks in my youth. The way they are different — if one ignores the obvious physical differences — is in their perception of time. They have none. They live in the eternal present whereas whites are future-oriented. This is a cause of endless frustration & friction when you’re trying to get things done.

          • Billy Hill November 6, 2018 at 12:09 pm #

            Reginald Denny. I believe he sued the city and won a bunch of money.

          • hmuller November 6, 2018 at 3:22 pm #

            Billy, it was Rodney King , a black man beaten by LA police in March 1991 who sued the city and got a 3.8 million dollar settlement plus another 1.7 million for his lawyers. King was hardly a choir boy, Wikipedia says this about his life before the fateful beating:

            On November 3, 1989, King robbed a store in Monterey Park, California. He threatened the Korean store owner with an iron bar, and hit him with a wooden pole. King stole two hundred dollars in cash during the robbery. He was caught, convicted, and sentenced to two years imprisonment. He was released on December 27, 1990, after serving one year in prison

            Rodney King was found dead at the bottom of a swimming pool in June 2012 (aged 47). Drugs and alcohol were in his system.

      • daveed November 5, 2018 at 10:35 pm #

        I think Sly Stone summed it up nicely, Evelyn:

        youtube.com/watch?v=YUUhDoCx8zc

    • BackRowHeckler November 5, 2018 at 11:30 am #

      I have to disagree with you on this RB. I work with a lot of black dudes, a good number of them parolees, and believe me, some pretty hard cases among them. Many more are West Indians from Jamaica, Trinidad, Tobago (T&T) Martinique etc. The guys from the Caribbean usually have about 2 other jobs and are here to make as much money as possible and set themselves up for a comfortable life in the tropics, eager to get out of this frozen place a quickly as possible. Actually, its hard not to like them. The parolees we have here are part of a program the company sponsors; they have to be on their best behavior in order to remain in the program and in some cases not go back to prison. I found if you treat these guys with respect, and act like a man yourself, you won’t have any problem with them. In any case I just don’t feel the hatred.

      brh

      • Tate November 5, 2018 at 2:45 pm #

        “I found if you treat these guys with respect, and act like a man yourself, you won’t have any problem with them.”

        Echoes what James LaFond has said.

        jameslafond.com/?c=2

        Respect the men as if they are physically capable, you won’t have any problem. Treat the women as if they were physically beautiful (whether true or not), you’ll have them eating out of your hand.

        That doesn’t mean a random black male on the street should be taken for granted. Treat them as you would a rabid dog by crossing to the other side unless they demonstrate otherwise.

    • JohnAZ November 5, 2018 at 2:37 pm #

      White men are the root of all evil?

      Bull, every race has its own baggage of evil to deal with.

      Why Whites have been ascendant? Because he has led the world technologically, by creating himself and absorbing other technologies and innovating.

      Who sold all those Blacks, no Africans, to the European traders. Black elite in Africa. Black Africa has practiced slavery and genocide within itself for thousands of years. Just like the Native Americans, just like the Middle East, just like Asians.

      Face it, there is no no.1 evil group of humanity, we all deserve the crown.

      Oh yeah, slaves. Who fought for the freedom of slaves? Who fought for the education and assimilation of the Native Americans into the US.

      Oh yeah, all you Liberal folks that think that immigration is wonderful? It was Asian, Latino and European immigrants in the 1800’s that pushed all those Native Americans aside!

      • capt spaulding November 5, 2018 at 8:28 pm #

        You’re right about every race having it’s own baggage of evil. It’s because we are all human and tend to act the same in certain situations, regardless of race or culture. Picking on one group for anything is pointless.

  22. Zoltar November 5, 2018 at 11:21 am #

    I think you are absolutely right about the Fourth Turning, Jim. This country must pass a great, putrid political and cultural bolus through its system and the Republicans, despicable as they are, are the industrial-strength laxative to force that to happen.

    • K-Dog November 5, 2018 at 11:35 am #

      But what happens after we break on through to the other side. Broken wheels don’t always turn.

      • Zoltar November 5, 2018 at 12:28 pm #

        If you are hoping that there can be a Fourth Turning without a hell of a mess, you will be sadly disappointed. We are way, way past cleaning things up with a mop and a bucket of Pine-Sol.

    • daveed November 5, 2018 at 10:43 pm #

      Yes, Zoltar, that may be true. What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger. Or kills you.

      I’m afraid that the Marigold ManChild of Mar-a-Lago (& crew) may be the cancer for which there’s no cure for.

  23. seawolf77 November 5, 2018 at 11:40 am #

    Healthcare is the defining issue. Repeal and replace Obamacare has finally gotten to people. They realize just how big a mistake that was, and they are going to turn out with a vengeance. If the Republicans had been smart they would have pushed for more government healthcare, Medicare for all. Instead they went the other way. This will be the repudiation of the century, bigger than 1994,2010 and all the rest of them.

    • capt spaulding November 5, 2018 at 11:52 am #

      The people will get what the Oligarchs see fit to give them. As far as the two parties go, the Democrats have been hopelessly corrupted, and the Republicans were always the party of big business. There is little hope for a good outcome here. Left and right continue to squabble, while the wealthy steal everything worth having. Better teach your kids how to plow, because that’s what serfs do.

      • BackRowHeckler November 5, 2018 at 12:02 pm #

        Hey Captain, 99% of the people in the US don’t know what a plow looks like, or what its for.

        brh

        • capt spaulding November 5, 2018 at 12:07 pm #

          They’ll learn, if they know what’s good for ’em.

        • daveed November 5, 2018 at 10:47 pm #

          “….and they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.”—Isaiah 2:3–4

          • SoftStarLight November 6, 2018 at 12:24 am #

            Yes – that happens after most people have been wiped out being that it is referring to the time after the second coming.

    • JohnAZ November 5, 2018 at 2:38 pm #

      When the house of cards goes down, healthcare will be just a dream

  24. BackRowHeckler November 5, 2018 at 11:50 am #

    We will see.

    Simon Schrama said about the same thing you are saying in a long column in the Financial Times of London last weekend.

    Healthcare and health in general is the issue Dems will win on (his claim)

    But then I saw CDC representatives being interviewed about this new meningitis virus in US public schools, never seen before, making kids sick and killing a few of them. The CDC shills claimed ignorance as to its origins; the lying POS wouldn’t admit these viruses are likely being brought in by unvetted and illegals from Central American jungles.

    they think we are stupid, but we’re on to the motherf-kkers!

    brh

  25. John1945 November 5, 2018 at 12:03 pm #

    Sarah Jeong said this.Sara Jeong said that.Sarah Jeong is beating tom toms,doing jumping jacks and yelling “We want justice”.

    Who the f… cares ?
    Why it is such a big issue at all ?

    Anyone remembers crazy feminist Andrea Dworkin.She looked like fat ugly toad yet accused all men being evil rapists-no exception !

    Or psychotic Valerie Solanas who shot Andy Warhol and to her last days screamed “All men must be killed !!!”

    Every village has a village fool.Looks like modern villages have more than one.

    • BackRowHeckler November 5, 2018 at 12:06 pm #

      Oh yeah, Valerie Solanas.

      She headed up an outfit called S.C.U.M.

      Society

      for

      Cutting

      Up

      Men.

      A real sweetheart, Valerie was.

      Warhol never really recovered from getting shot, was in pain the rest of his life.

      brh

      • John1945 November 5, 2018 at 12:11 pm #

        Hopefully, Mr.BackRowHeckler,you are not Andy Warhol.
        As the bumper stickers advise-
        FIGHT CRIME-SHOOT BACK
        or better yet
        WE DO NOT CALL 911

        • BackRowHeckler November 5, 2018 at 12:14 pm #

          No. Andy is dead.

          Valerie Solanas also wrote a play, with the inspiring title ‘Up Your Ass”

          So far it hasn’t been produced but seems like something the #MeToo movement might be interested in bankrolling.

          brh

          • John1945 November 5, 2018 at 12:35 pm #

            Liberal lawyer Fay Stender was rhe most pathetic of them all.First she was spinning theories that (Soledad) Brothers were intrinsically incapable of crime and were innocent victims of racism.

            Then one Brother shot her and robbed her of $60-presumably for not trying hard enough.Then she saw the Light and testified against the Brothers at Court.

            Brothers were immensely pissed off and solemnly promised to get her one way or another.And she was scared sh…tless and committed suicide.Anyway,life was no fun anymore,she was paralysed frow the waist down after Brother shot her.

            When I hear about Fay Stender Female Lawyer Award I dont know whether to laugh or to cry.

  26. volodya November 5, 2018 at 12:05 pm #

    Few things are as hilarious as listening to the most obscenely wealthy and privileged castigate the destitute for their – cough – privilege. Especially when the class of people doing the castigating are the people responsible for ruining the people they’re castigating.

    Now, let’s not play dumb, and I’m addressing certain commenters here that have it down to an art, places like Harvard and their Ivy League ilk and other elite colleges are the ones giving intellectual justification and academic cover for what’s transpired economically over the past generation or two, which is how Fly-over America got to be the ruined place it is.

    Elite colleges know who their donors are, where donors’ interests lie, and what their agenda is. Would anything be more helpful to the money-masters than papers and speeches defending the actions of multiple presidential administrations and the multitude of legislators that occupied the halls of power? Especially when they rigged the economy to favor the donor money-masters. Especially when they cast these actions in the most exalted terms. Wall Street couldn’t ask for more.

    I tell you, having passed through the ivy-covered warrens, people in those places have got an unparalleled expertise in fucking with words, twisting meanings, obscuring the simple, clouding the truth, making the insane and ridiculous sound meaningful and just and right. Except that what gets churned out is garbage, utter balderdash, and the opposite of learning and enlightenment.

    So, do you think the election of Donald Trump was because of Russian meddling? Um, no, that’s the disinformation here, the “fake news”.

    I wonder, has Harvard had a peek at their own admissions policy? Do they know about affirmative action? They must know, giving preference to kids whose parents attended the institution, who just happen coincidentally to be White and wealthy. They just call it something different as if calling it something else actually MAKES it something else. You know, “legacy admissions”. Hmm, what’s the acceptance rate for legacy applications? 34% you say? And what’s the over-all admissions rate? You say 6%? Ok, so you see what I’m saying?

    Do places like Harvard know the term “racist”? Are they familiar with how racism works in practice? Harvard must be aware, being one of the chief practitioners, barring people based on skin-tone and hair and facial characteristics.

    You know what? I wish that Harvard just sez it like it is, that they’re trying to keep out Americans with chinky eyes and straight black hair and slightly browner skin. Know why they’re doing this? Call me crazy but this is how it looks to me, the White people doing the barring are trying to protect their own wealth and social position and that of people like them. Can’t have too many people with chinky eyes moving up, no, they have chinky eyes and they can’t be calling the shots. And especially, ESPECIALLY, you cannot have these chinky-eyed people marrying and screwing their precious lily-White offspring. There need to be some lines here people. I’ve been there, there’s a LOT of screwing going on especially in college dorms.

    Ever notice the preponderance of Harvard grads in the upper levels of the judiciary and on Wall Street? Can you imagine these White people being displaced from these positions of wealth and authority by people with chinky eyes? Harvard obviously cannot. Can’t take that risk no, too much at stake. Harvard mouths the word “diversity” but this is what racial and class solidarity looks like, they’re trying to protect themselves and their own from chinky-eyed usurpers that happen to work harder, get better grades and are all-round “better”.

    I know that the word “disgrace” acquired a mal-odor because of its overuse by that guy in the White House. But Harvard is a fucking disgrace. They’re covering themselves in shame and disrepute. Meritocracy? The hell. Isn’t this a place that used to block Jews?

    You know what else? I hope that Harvard wins the court case over their racist admissions policy. Know why? Because other places that don’t bar the most intellectually able will attract the best and the brightest regardless of skin color and they’ll become the elite “go-to” institutions, and places like Harvard will become third-string party-holes for the merely rich, the addled, the coddled and the soon-to-be eaten.

    And who do I have in mind? Good question. I hear that Cal-Tech has no legacy admissions, no athletic admissions, no affirmative action, indifference to racial balance. And Cal-Tech is supposed to be stellar with a stellar student body. Get this, I read that Asians are about 4% of the American population. Yet they represent 40% of freshman admissions.

    Time ticks by and Harvard will become a has-been.

    • malthuss November 5, 2018 at 1:34 pm #

      The hell. Isn’t this a place that used to block Jews?
      Run by and for them, nowadays.

      • Janos Skorenzy November 6, 2018 at 9:17 pm #

        Yes, things change and people can’t keep up. And of course there is the trickery factor. A restaurant (or even the Democratic Party) changes its owner, management, menu, and cook, yet keeps the same name. Is it still the same restaurant?

    • SoftStarLight November 6, 2018 at 12:18 am #

      College is a waste of money. Who needs all that debt when the degree can’t ever help you recover from the debt? Why not learn a trade or skill? Or maybe stay home and have babies and bake cookies :-). Seems like too many people make everything so freaking complicated.

  27. Luhrenloup November 5, 2018 at 12:25 pm #

    Social Justice:

    The trick in meditation is to achieve a state of “no thought” to attain peaceful mind. Not an easy task to accomplish because one cannot force it; to think — stop thinking — is a redundancy. A negative cannot bring about a positive. The mind on its own has to come to see “no thought” as the better.
    And so it is with the country’s turmoil. A negative of which is the country’s current political stance cannot bring about peaceful mind or body, only the individual can do it by focussing on its own well-being and felicity.

  28. Tate November 5, 2018 at 12:48 pm #

    “the niggerization of white people” the gambit by the Dems to make white people the object of contempt & loathing, says JHK, seeking to rehabilitate an old term.

    Yes, there’s another way that word was used (properly) for decades, fallen out of use now. It was the effort to bring white society down to the level of the negro by popularizing his music, habits of vulgar dress & speech.

    Guess what, that effort has succeeded beyond (?)’s wildest dreams. Do you think that was something negroes managed to accomplish on their own? No, they had plenty of help on that score.

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

      Now that we can get comfortable with all of this we can actually do something about it. I am super excited!!!!

      • Tate November 5, 2018 at 9:06 pm #

        I’m glad you’re super excited, SSL, but I wouldn’t get your hopes up about doing anything about it.

        • SoftStarLight November 5, 2018 at 11:58 pm #

          So you don’t think there will be any way to stop the current cultural trends? Awareness is the first step and we are there, at least many people are. With so much damage done it is an uphill battle but one can always hope for the best.

        • Tate November 6, 2018 at 12:05 pm #

          There’s some reason for optimism. I don’t mean to sound such a pessimist.

          • SoftStarLight November 6, 2018 at 3:57 pm #

            But I understand your frustration. Don’t you wish it would change in like warp speed :-)? I wish I could just press a button! But hey I did press the ballot button today and it was all RED lol.

    • schvitzatura November 5, 2018 at 5:30 pm #

      Really? JHK is a bit late to the party, chief…

      youtu.be/JBC-9k3y1ew

      youtu.be/D7oXFmuUHLQ

      And JHK? Very few have seen him of late due to his reclusiveness…

  29. lost-in-north-dakota November 5, 2018 at 12:51 pm #

    Lots of criticisms of JHK today, and he may not be right about everything. He’s not a prophet. One concept of his is prophetical, though….the concept of “The Long Emergency.” Hurricanes, droughts, disappearing glaciers and Arctic sea ice disappearing are symptoms of climate change, causing billions in damage.

    And, I fully agree with today’s statement: “That armature of grift has to collapse, and the collapse has already begun on the margins and is steadily working its way to the core, where even the hedge fund cowboys and masters-of-the-universe will end up gasping like stranded whales on the shoals of insolvency.”

  30. Tate November 5, 2018 at 1:26 pm #

    Physiognomy is the study of faces. It was once thought that you could tell something about a person by looking at their face. Is it a valid study? To some extent, I think it is.

    For example, someone with a gap between their upper two front teeth was considered by the physiognomists to be sexually ravenous. Judging by the Democrat candidate for governor of Georgia Stacey Abrams’s face, she got the signals for sex & hunger mixed up.

    • seawolf77 November 5, 2018 at 1:41 pm #

      Wasn’t that a Seinfeld episode? When George and Elaine were babysitters.

    • Luhrenloup November 5, 2018 at 1:54 pm #

      Gee, I better keep my mouth shut! Hide that gap.

    • John1945 November 5, 2018 at 2:10 pm #

      A gap between upper two front teeth means usually that you taking human growth hormone and you bones started growing again.Great Arnold displays this gap when he chooses to smile which happens often.

      This stuff is expensive though,used primarily by the rich & famous who want to look young in their graves or by the pro bodybuilders who can afford it.

      • BornToKillPeace November 5, 2018 at 6:21 pm #

        A gap between the upper two front teeth may also mean a propensity for liveliness or eroticism.

        See:
        Les Blank’s folkloric film, “Gap Toothed Women”.

        youtube.com/watch?v=BilnXlqQy6w

        • EvelynV November 6, 2018 at 1:09 am #

          Oh oh?! What does it mean when your two upper front teeth overlap like mine do?

          • hmuller November 6, 2018 at 10:42 am #

            It means your father fell in love with a beaver.

          • EvelynV November 6, 2018 at 12:37 pm #

            Are you suggesting most men don’t love beavers? Not that there is anything wrong with that if they don’t.

          • hmuller November 6, 2018 at 3:25 pm #

            It all depends on what kind of beaver.

          • seawolf77 November 6, 2018 at 8:50 pm #

            The snaggle toothed ones, like the pink ones, taste better.

        • seawolf77 November 6, 2018 at 8:23 pm #

          “I don’t know but I’ve been told, bow legged women ain’t got no soul.” Robert Plant

      • Tate November 6, 2018 at 12:11 pm #

        Logically, a gap means one of two things. 1) your teeth are too small for your upper jaw. 2) your upper jaw is too large for your teeth. Either way, it won’t stop you from seeking high political office & you’re probably a pretty good whistler.

      • seawolf77 November 6, 2018 at 8:25 pm #

        Big ankles, big pussy.

    • schvitzatura November 5, 2018 at 5:12 pm #

      Bullshit…

      en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diastema

      Furthermore:

      ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/12532061/

      • capt spaulding November 5, 2018 at 8:33 pm #

        You should get together with Galt.

  31. Georges1202 November 5, 2018 at 1:39 pm #

    Of course in Freedom’s Land ‘I Don’t Give a Shit’ always wins by a landslide. However, this fine year of 2108 is different. The gubberment has been hijacked by an imbecile con-man and his dull-normal ‘base’

    So, hmmmm, get out there!

    • Tate November 5, 2018 at 9:10 pm #

      I heard through the ‘dark internet’ that the New Black Panthers have ‘went down’ to Georgia to “campaign” for Stacey Abrams & assist in voter intimidation at polling stations.

      • SoftStarLight November 6, 2018 at 12:07 am #

        David Hogg has campaigned for her as well.

  32. Janos Skorenzy November 5, 2018 at 1:42 pm #

    Sarah Jeong isn’t some kind of one off – her views are the views of the New York Times and the Establishment. Last week Michelle Goldberg wrote an Op Ed entitled, “We Can Replace Them” whose ending paragraph reads:

    On Saturday morning, Abrams closed by reminding the crowd of Kemp’s views on democracy. “He said he is concerned that if everyone eligible to vote in Georgia does so, he will lose this election,” she said. “Let’s prove him right.” In a week, American voters can do to white nationalists what they fear most. Show them they’re being replaced.

    There you have it. White Genocide is the featured course. You can be as mad as you want that we’re right and we’ve been right all along but that doesn’t change the Fact. One you go thru the grieving process of being so wrong for so long – and the horrible feeling of betrayal – then you have to decide what you want to do about the Nation of your birth betraying you.

    • SoftStarLight November 5, 2018 at 2:03 pm #

      Somebody has been exactly right about this ALL along :-)…

  33. holtrp November 5, 2018 at 1:50 pm #

    I have always enjoyed JHK writing, until recently since he has been obsessed with the SJW Babadook conjoured up by far-right loons to distract otherwise intellegent people from the fact that the GOP and espcially this president are corrupt as the day is long and eager to steal any / everything that isn’t nailed down. Any left wing politician I have listened to for the past 2 years is obsessed with protecting Medicare, passing campaign finance reform and checking corporate power. I haven’t heard any dems wierdo fringe SJW non-sense.

    • Ol' Scratch November 5, 2018 at 2:42 pm #

      Medicare, campaign finance reform, and checking corporate/banking power (nevermind checking rampant militarism and fraud) are old, old issues . One can’t help but wonder why absolutely none of them were addressed during Obama’s eight long years of presidential malfeasance. Corruption? Trump’s a mere piker compared to the HRC led dem machine. Trump’s not likely the cure, but he just might be the bitter poison that compels us to honestly look for one for a change.

    • So many liars November 5, 2018 at 3:45 pm #

      “…eager to steal any / everything that isn’t nailed down.”

      I try to pay attention to the news, but apparently I missed something. Please give some examples of things President Trump has stolen.

      • SoftStarLight November 5, 2018 at 4:01 pm #

        He stole their pride and their egos. They will never forgive him for that.

      • holtrp November 5, 2018 at 4:59 pm #

        Scott Pruitt’s rampent waste. The obvious insider dealing with Wilber Ross. What about all the time the president has spent playing golf? How much has the Trump organization made off foreign governments since he has been in office. Melinia’s $100k half day visit to an Egyptian hotel last week.

        I will tell you why nothing happened during the Obama years. Because the republicans won landslide victories in the 2010 midterms and did absolutely nothing for the remaining 6 years of his term. They refused to work together on anything, even the nomination of a center right SCJ.

        • Tate November 5, 2018 at 9:14 pm #

          Surely you must be rolling on the floor in laughter to suggest Merrick Garland was a center right candidate?

        • So many liars November 6, 2018 at 4:53 am #

          I see, Pruitt’s alleged waste = Trump stealing. Ross’s dealing = Trump stealing. Trump golfing = Trump stealing. Trump.org’s legitimate profits = Trump stealing. M Trump’s travel = D Trump stealing.

          I suppose if Trump eats an extra cookie, he’s stealing. And if his wife or someone in his cabinet eats an extra cookie, that’s also Trump stealing. Cuz that’s what he is, a thief. After all, nobody ever got rich by actually working or being smart, right?

          Your hatred is showing.

  34. Exscotticus November 5, 2018 at 1:51 pm #

    >>> This year’s main gambit by the Democrats has been the niggerization of white people.

    It takes a bold writer to use the word, niggarization, in any context in this day and age. For most of us, failure to be niggardly with our choice of words is grounds for censorship or even loss of occupation. Nothing demonstrates the Left’s hypocrisy more than watching them excoriate some for their choice of words, while turning a blind eye to many others who use the same words in far greater frequency, and in the most unredeemable of contexts.

    • SoftStarLight November 5, 2018 at 2:02 pm #

      Don’t be scared of them – conquer them!

    • Lawfish November 6, 2018 at 5:01 pm #

      This reminds me of a comment JHK made on one of his podcasts, which I listen to frequently (I spend a lot of time on the road for business). The original feminist movement could be summed up thus: women are people too. The modern feminist movement can be summed up thus: women are people and men aren’t.

      So too the push to make everything “fair” to black people follows the same logic. In the 1960’s, the movement was “Black people are people too.” By contrast, today it is “Black people are people and white people aren’t.”

      Witness the stupidest sit-com ever to be blasted on a major network: The Neighborhood. I haven’t managed to sit through an episode of that garbage, but the previews show it to be exactly what JHK describes. The blacks are the cool people who live in expensive houses. When a white family moves into the neighborhood, all the blacks go out of their way to mock the white kids’ names and laugh at how uncool and out of touch white people are. It might as well just be called, “Whitey Sucks.” How anyone can watch that drivel is beyond me.

      • Exscotticus November 6, 2018 at 8:51 pm #

        >>> Witness the stupidest sit-com ever to be blasted on a major network: The Neighborhood.

        You got me curious so I watched a trailer.

        I think it’s your typical All in the Family derivative. Only in this case the “Archie Bunker” archetype is a black man. So I guess it’s a Jeffersons derivative (but let us not forget that the Jeffersons was an All in the Family spinoff).

        The Neighborhood appears to be poking fun at blacks and whites. All in good fun.

        The irony here is that SJWs will have no problem with this sitcom because it’s black-dominated—even though it promotes racial stereotypes, and the most racist character is a black man. But if you were to try another All in the Family…

  35. Exscotticus November 5, 2018 at 1:59 pm #

    >>> By the way, a search of The Times website for “by Sarah Jeong” comes up absolutely empty, suggesting that they’ve published nothing written by her since she got hired.

    JHK I think Sarah Jeong has a leadership role at the NYT. As a member of the editorial board, she helps to shape fake news by deciding what to print (Trump- and white-people bashing), what to ignore (Democratic perfidy), and just generally directing journalists to conform with approved liberal narratives.

    • Not even close,

      “The editorial board is composed of journalists with wide-ranging areas of expertise. Their primary responsibility is to write The Times’s editorials, which represent the voice of the board, its editor and the publisher. The board is part of the Opinion department, which is operated separately from The Times’s newsroom, and includes the Letters to the Editor and Op-Ed sections.”

      For many years, I never bothered with the editorial board’s opinion column, in the NY times or any other paper- its not news. Anyway, she is one of thirteen people on the board.

      nytimes.com/interactive/2018/opinion/editorialboard.html

      • Exscotticus November 5, 2018 at 6:15 pm #

        So the editorial board has nothing to do with setting editorial standards? I call bullshit on that. And articles written by journalists are not reviewed by higher echelon editors? I call bullshit on that, too. Someone decides “all the fake news that’s fit to print.” If it’s not the editorial board then who?

  36. SoftStarLight November 5, 2018 at 2:01 pm #

    WHOA and WOW Mr. K!!!!! You are officially entering awesomeness land. You’re so right that it hurts your opponents who for some reason come to your blog to say that they hate what you write – go figure. I personally loved “niggerization” LOL!!!! There is no better way to describe what is happening. But we are going to turn that into what WAS happening ;-)!

  37. janet November 5, 2018 at 2:06 pm #

    “In the meantime, and even so, it is imperative to keep the Democratic Party from the levers of power. If elected, they will convert a necessary and inescapable Fourth Turning into a game show replay of the French Revolution, with overtones of the Spanish Inquisition.” —JHK

    Talk about a departure from reality! Comparing a movement concerned with microaggressions to the French Revolution and Spanish Inquisition shows an ignorance of history.

    Likewise the “niggardization” of whites is a fantasy that ignores the real history of white terrorism of Blacks. Unlike in the 1950s there is no persecution of whites by Black law enforcement, Black judges and juries that ignore the fire bombings, shootings, castrations, etc. of a Black KKK. No. Whites terrorized “niggers” and what is happening today is no where near the level of actual terrorism Blacks suffered.

    JHK is guilty of literary malfeasance for his deliberate choice of hyperbolic language that disrespects history.

    • JohnAZ November 5, 2018 at 2:49 pm #

      Oh no, Janet.

      Microaggressions my foot.

      I have seen so much hate from the Black pundits on cable. Black folks are taught as kids to hate those White folks who made them slaves. Funny, I do not know any White person today that has owned a slave.

      It is up to any minority group in the US to make their own path. Nothing has been handed to anybody in our history, everything has been earned.

      With the exception of illegal immigrants.

    • Exscotticus November 5, 2018 at 3:29 pm #

      LOL. janet herself routinely engages in anti-white racism, and then calls the systemic and coordinated attack on whites a fantasy.

      janet can’t name a single recent example of MSM knowingly hiring an overt white racist who made repeated public comments equivalent to those of Sarah Jeong. And then doubled down and defended the hiring!

      janet can’t spin the FBI stats: the biggest killer of blacks is other blacks; blacks comprise 13% of USA population yet commit majority of crimes; black-on-white violence is soaring.

      Like all SJWs, janet is stuck in the antebellum South; it’s the only time and place that conforms to some aspects of their preferred victimization narratives. Nevermind all the white victims littering the FBI crime stats…

      • hmuller November 5, 2018 at 5:50 pm #

        Absolutely correct, Exscotticus. Janet lives in some self-generated delusion where the KKK are running around today lynching Negroes from every telephone pole. Go to Detroit or Baltimore or a host of other places, Janet! It’s not Neo-Nazis and KKK who have created a rundown prison of addiction, hopeless poverty, and crime. It’s you socialists, and your value system expressed through social engineering!

        • seawolf77 November 5, 2018 at 8:05 pm #

          Self generated delusion is tautology and oxymoronic simultaneously. Amazing idiocy hmuller.

          • Exscotticus November 5, 2018 at 8:27 pm #

            Is it? Then what is gaslighting?

          • hmuller November 5, 2018 at 9:07 pm #

            seawolf,

            Out of that whole inflammatory statement, all you find to criticize is “self generated delusion” LOL You’re getting so lazy, precious snowflake!

            But Ok, you tell Janet what kind of delusion she’s under.

            Happy electioneering, tomorrow. Don’t blame me when the American people disappoint you again. We all suffer from “amazing idiocy” aka “not seeing the world your way”.

          • seawolf77 November 6, 2018 at 8:21 pm #

            Hmuller you remind me of a drinking buddy who wrote a paper in college dissecting how amazon’s business model was completely flawed. He bet me at the beginning of the year Tesla would be gone by year’s end. WRONG AGAIN MAUDE. It’ll be close, but you’re going down with the Golum Clown.

  38. libertysghost November 5, 2018 at 2:06 pm #

    First paragraph is pure boiled down poetry Jim. Care is I paste that into a Twitter post crediting you of course?

  39. SoftStarLight November 5, 2018 at 2:56 pm #

    Fox pulled Trump’s caravan ad highlighting an illegal alien cop murderer laughing about what he did. Gosh they are major wimps. Probably limp wimps ;-). Sorry but that is just discouraging that they have such little courage and honesty…

  40. FincaInTheMountains November 5, 2018 at 3:01 pm #

    World War of Roses in addition to the previous post

    Beginning is here: kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/midterm-endgame/#comment-378344

    Again I made a mistake, trusting the American media. After listening to Trump’s speech at pre-election rallies in Texas and Florida, I realized that the matter is much more serious and the issue of illegal immigration is actually about the issue of US civilizational identity, which until recently was defined by the so-called WASP – White Anglo-Saxon Protestants.

    Moreover, as is often the case in the West, over the past hundred and fifty years this term has been subjected to such ideological pressure that without exaggeration it has changed its meaning to the opposite.

    For starters, such clones of the Anglican Church in the USA as Methodists and Episcopalians cannot be considered Protestants in the full sense of the word, since they understand what the Apostolic Succession is and why the autocephalous church in Ukraine will not be part of the Orthodox Church to which the Moscow Patriarchate belongs.

    And since the War of the Roses, the war of two Christian parties, provoked by an anti-Christian Black Project, is forever imprinted in the Anglo-Saxon mentality, the US identity, which Trump supporters are trying to protect from the uncontrolled invasion of illegal immigrants, is determined by it.

    Indeed, the Anglo-Saxon civilization is not only slave traders and merciless exterminators of the indigenous population of the United States, they are also abolitionists who really fought for the liberation of slaves and defended the Indians together with the southerners, who were killed by the northerners and who therefore fought on the side of the South.

    And this is determined by the intricacies of entanglement of Good and Evil called the Anglo-Saxon civilization that on October 14, 1066 became the first victim of the Fourth Crusade, but King Henry Beauclerc in the 12th century stopped the rampant Black Project in England, and King Henry VIII in the 16th century, having Dissolved the Monasteries, finally snatching his kingdom from the clutches of the Black Project, and he was depicted as a villain for about the same reasons as his contemporary Russian Tsar Ivan the Terrible.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dissolution_of_the_Monasteries

    It is because of this that the Anglican Church, including the Episcopalians and Methodists in the USA, are very close to Orthodoxy, and that is why they supported Donald Trump in 2016, who made improving relations with Russia one of the main points of his program.

    And the national interests of this America have not changed from the fact that Trump made a deal with the part of the Black Project that the Bush family personifies. On the contrary, this will lead to the fact that the struggle to improve relations between Russia and the US will only begin after tomorrow’s elections, and since the new Cold War will derail all Trump’s plans and, above all, the economic recovery in the United States, and a change in military-strategic balance makes this improvement urgent and necessity part of his post-election policy, the theory of World Colored Projects and the need to understand the driving motives of the War of the Roses becomes very necessary not to describe the election campaign, but to describe the US policy after the election, whether it was a Big Bargain or even two.

  41. djc November 5, 2018 at 3:19 pm #

    Preach it Jim.

    The Truth hurts.

  42. volodya November 5, 2018 at 3:25 pm #

    JHK is right about something else, contrary to what a certain NYT columnist tells us, debt does matter, the tottering Twin Towers of government and private debt representing massive systemic risk.

    What’s the tally on the federal govt books? Something north of 20 trillion? That’s a lunatic number.

    That’s just the US. You’ve also got that sunny, gangster infested, lackadaisical Mediterranean piss-hole telling everyone they ain’t paying their collective bills, no way, basta. The question of course is, if they don’t do it, who do they expect will? The Germans?

    Greece tried that gambit. Greeks are famously unwilling to pay Greek taxes. No, they expected the German taxpayer to pay instead. How’d that go? The snickering Greek politicos figured they’d make the puppet-masters in Berlin do the dancing. Didn’t quite work out that way.

    If tax evasion is the national pass-time in Greece, Italians raise it to the level of Renaissance art-work. But the Italians should maybe look across the water to see the nature of the misery awaiting.

    Greece was bail-out-able but Italy, by most estimations, is too big to save. If it starts to sink, you can have the pumps going full blast 24-7, and it won’t matter.

    Now, what happens over yonder I wouldn’t normally give a fuck about, but the nature of the intertwined “globalized” system is such that its booby-traps are well concealed in multiple mis-stated bank balance sheets. You don’t know who has got what derivative bomb on what line-item. We’ll only know when they go off.

    • FincaInTheMountains November 5, 2018 at 3:51 pm #

      Greeks are famously unwilling to pay Greek taxes.

      Prove it.

      This is a slander of the Orthodox Greeks by the Krauts.

    • seawolf77 November 5, 2018 at 3:55 pm #

      You think these bankers have a big vault in back and loan the US govt money. They print it. 50 years ago we had a trillion dollar economy. Today we have a 20 trillion dollar economy. the national debt is the money supply. the bigger the economy, the bigger the debt. It’s the tax for letting bankers play.

      • Exscotticus November 5, 2018 at 4:11 pm #

        Feds too. They flat out tell you they’re stealing from you with their targetted inflation rate. The first users of an inflated money supply are the winners.

        • volodya November 7, 2018 at 2:50 pm #

          That’s how it is. The Fed (all central banks say the same) sez that it’s bizness is to fight inflation. But what it really does is create it. The countries where it really kills you are places like Venezuela. 2% per year sounds like nothing much. But over ten years it’s 20% compounded.

    • tucsonspur November 5, 2018 at 4:43 pm #

      In Greece, the banks had to shut down access to cash and credit. ATMs stopped dispensing and Greek credit cards weren’t accepted.

      Don’t forget about Cypress in 2012. The Laiki bank and the Bank of Cypress became insolvent. The thing about the Cypress crisis was the bail-in. Depositors weren’t bailed out. Instead, their money was used to prop up the other bank(s). This reduced the cost to Germany and the IMF.

      The G20 summit in Brisbane in 2014 and the FSB set the stage for future bail ins worldwide, not just in places like Cypress. ICE Nine was born.

      • hmuller November 5, 2018 at 9:32 pm #

        I heard that in the event of US bank insolvency, derivatives have been placed higher on the pay-off priority list than the money of bank depositors. Meaning of course, ordinary depositors will get nothing. Oh they may get some shares in a restructured bank – equity of doubtful value.

        • tucsonspur November 6, 2018 at 1:00 am #

          Depositors on the bottom, you can bet your bottom dollar.

  43. tucsonspur November 5, 2018 at 4:09 pm #

    The Dems do have a platform, it just hasn’t been clearly articulated or focused enough. Gender issues and their torrid love affair with diversity, along with Don Lemon’s “white male terror” e.g., make the platform weak, unstable and scary.

    The Dems are better on the environment, taxing rich individuals and corporations, and more likely to preserve Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Remember George W pushing the idea of privatization of Social Security? Enough Republicans thought he was nuts, thank God.

    Here in Arizona we have Martha McSally running for the Senate, the same Martha McSally who refused to go the Republican Convention and said that Trump was unfit for office. She voted for the repeal of Obamacare, which would have eliminated coverage for pre existing conditions. Now of course she says that she’s a supporter of said coverage.

    On the other side of the fence we have snowflake, ‘tutu’ Leftie Kyrsten Sinema, the far out whacko now lying as much as possible to move herself to the center. A meretricious marshmallow of murk.

    So it is across the nation. Liars who want to lead, poseurs who want power. But Obama told me to “Make no Mistake”, so I’ll continue to go with the Golden Gadfly of Gotham, the Grand Gladiator of Gigolos. It’s the nation and borders, and law and order. MAGA not MAKA.

    Worry about the numbers. Did you know that the army of Hogg has been working for the last nine months to turn out the vote of some 4 million citizens who will turn 18 this year? Thank the 26th amendment for that. 1971, and many of the young who couldn’t vote previously were already dead.

    Like Newton, I frame no hypotheses. I will humbly vote and won’t be quoted, they’ll give me a medal that says that I voted.

    • SoftStarLight November 5, 2018 at 4:17 pm #

      I like Golden Gladiator of Gotham best :-)!

      • tucsonspur November 5, 2018 at 4:50 pm #

        I’m running out of Gs. I think I even used goofball once after some crazy antic.

        • SoftStarLight November 5, 2018 at 5:21 pm #

          LOL running out of Gs…Wow so you were unhappy with him at one point?

          • tucsonspur November 5, 2018 at 5:41 pm #

            I was down to the bottom of the well, the depths of despair.

          • SoftStarLight November 5, 2018 at 6:24 pm #

            Awww don’t get down! It’ll be ok 🙂 The sun will come out tomorrow ;-).

          • SoftStarLight November 5, 2018 at 6:27 pm #

            And I know what you mean about the Dems. I mean I understand your sentiments. Their just off the rails so bad. One day they may see the light.

        • EvelynV November 6, 2018 at 1:02 pm #

          Ghastly Grotesque Gargoyle

    • Exscotticus November 5, 2018 at 6:29 pm #

      >>> Gender issues and their torrid love affair with diversity,

      No not just any diversity. Anti-white anti-male diversity.

      The library sciences, for example, is dominated by females. Notice janet—the self-professed equality warrior—is not demanding more males…

      • SoftStarLight November 5, 2018 at 11:48 pm #

        Library science lol – calling it a science sounds silly IMO. Why not library arts? Is there really science behind it?

        • hmuller November 6, 2018 at 10:50 am #

          Hey, one of my friends is a male librarian; (and he has a wife and 2 children – contrary to stereotype). We call him “Conan the Librarian” because of his merciless approach to overdue books.

          • SoftStarLight November 6, 2018 at 3:53 pm #

            Cool! I bet he is REALLY smart being around all of those books all day.

    • elysianfield November 5, 2018 at 7:13 pm #

      “Worry about the numbers. Did you know that the army of Hogg has been working for the last nine months to turn out the vote of some 4 million citizens who will turn 18 this year?”

      Tucson,
      Who, among those millions, would not beat the shit out of young Hogg if found on any of 1000 schoolyards? I would be tempted to bitch whip* the twink myself if given the opportunity.

      *An archaic term once used by pimps. A wire coat hanger unraveled….

      • daveed November 5, 2018 at 11:16 pm #

        Viva Boss Hogg!

        • elysianfield November 6, 2018 at 12:14 am #

          Daveed,
          Boss Hogg may, indeed, be related to young Hogg, who (rumor has it) is the illegitimate issue of a drunken and perverse coupling of the Boss and a “demon sow”. Men nearby were driven mad by the squealing and grunting during the spectacle. It was said that, during the deed, the moon turned blood red, and the swamp alligators fled in terror.

    • JohnAZ November 5, 2018 at 7:38 pm #

      Tusconspur

      The Dems platform is based on hate of the White man and the America that is the White mans creation. Never has there been the reverse racism that exists today, and the Left has created it.

      The Left is better on the environment but only because of global power politics. There is no goodness in their hearts relative to the environment. They know the facts of life on the environment. They are not happy just by destroying America, they want to subjugate us to a world government. If the EU is any example of what a world bureaucracy would be like, forget it.

      Taxing the rich corporations? Where the heck do you think the jobs are coming from that is starting to lift us out of the economic malaise we have been in. Who the heck is going to be the payers on the entire retirement package of the future pensions, the stock market and bonds. Just remember when you think you are gonna get those corporations you are just taking money away from yourself and handing it to the government. That is the lousiest investment anyone can make.

      Trump swore he would not mess with SS or Medicare. The GOP let him have it at the time and I sorta believe him because of that. He is a businessman, he knows what reducing the consumerism of the elderly will do to the economy.

      I definitely sign up with you on the Senate race. Frying pans and fires. We got rid of Flake. Now what? A Leftist wacko trying to pass herself off as a moderate. Jane Fonda wannabe. Or Mcsally trying to pass herself off as a Trump supporter. Both liars, both not representing Arizona well at all.

      I am at the point where unless someone advertises themselves at anti Deep State, nationalist , America First, I do not want much to do with them

      Know what is worse than the US being the most powerful nation? The US being a feckless weakling. The world will rue the day when the US follows the Liberal globalist path. As many power issues that exist here, it is nothing compared to the rottenness of the rest of the world.

      • JohnAZ November 5, 2018 at 8:56 pm #

        Tucsonspur

        Have you noted the psychological trappings of the two women? One is a very strong , almost manly ex fighter pilot, the other shows herself like a little girl. Do you think this affects their appeal so all the social groups?

        • tucsonspur November 6, 2018 at 12:52 am #

          It’s most interesting. What a couple they would make in this day and age! What a wonder they would be, holding hands and kissing in public, leaving all the rest to imaginative excursions!

          Could a passionate, physical union of the two dissolve or somewhat melt their ideological differences? Take it out of the realm of their current political notoriety.

          For the most part, manly McSally would pitch and Sinema would catch. After all, McSally controlled the jet thrusts. But you never know.

          Yeah, I think that Sinema has the allure of the soft, snowflake socialist that appeals to her crowd. Something of a Spanish speaking sweater girl and photogenic too.

          Well, you can’t really mistake McSally for Tom Cruise, but you get the idea. Her manly manner may just get her shot down. Singing the Star Spangled Banner at the ASU game may have captured those ‘Old Glory’ Arizonans though. Cowboys and ranchers too. And law enforcement.

          • tucsonspur November 6, 2018 at 1:44 am #

            We need better balance on the environmental issues and on taxes. Capitalism doesn’t have to run amok, and every tree can’t be saved although I wish it could.

            There are about 530-40 billionaires in this country with a net worth of around 2.4 trillion.

            Actors and actresses are getting 20-30 million per movie.
            Sport celebrities are being paid 30 million per, not counting endorsements.

            Fighters getting upwards of 50 million per fight.

            Lawyers charging hundreds of dollars an hour.

            Medicine as a for profit business is out of control, etc., etc.

            I’ll bet that the debt and the deficits continue to increase despite the increased job growth.

            Balance is what we need. If we could only kill the greed.

  44. GhostOfHam November 5, 2018 at 6:35 pm #

    Social Justice or Social Just Us?

    Did anyone in Weimar advocate the defeat of the what was though to be the most whacky party before the absence of that whacky party contributed to the ascension of the pre NSDAP?

    • elysianfield November 6, 2018 at 12:21 am #

      “Did anyone in Weimar advocate the defeat of…”

      GOH,
      The NSDAP was formed, partly, to combat the Communists who were in ascension in the Weimar Republic.

      The Communists were advocating the defeat of the pre-NSDAP.

      The “wacky party” was anything but wacky…they would march into Communist strongholds and bust heads in very violent confrontations…and usually outnumbered.

  45. RB November 5, 2018 at 7:32 pm #

    Is there a means of searching comments? It would be good to not have to scroll. Please post the procedure if one exists. Thank you.

    • elysianfield November 6, 2018 at 12:25 am #

      RB,

      On the upper menu line, click “Edit” and then “find on this page”…a box will open up and you can then search by whatever you type into the box.

  46. Come tomorrow, for hell or high water…

    VICTORY FOR THE DEMOCRATS

    • JohnAZ November 5, 2018 at 8:07 pm #

      If the Blue Wave prevails, the beginning of the end of America starts.

      Welcome Amerika.

      Luckily, Trump will be there for at least the next two years to cancel out any stupid things they attempt to do to undermine our recovery from Obama.

      • JohnAZ November 5, 2018 at 8:12 pm #

        The entire Democratic agenda is based on a pack of lies and falsehoods and shaping of the news. The criminal handling of the Kavanaugh hearing is just the latest example.

        • seawolf77 November 5, 2018 at 8:21 pm #

          I wouldn’t want Kavanaugh the judge of a chili contest.

          • hmuller November 5, 2018 at 8:56 pm #

            And I would strongly advise Justice Kavanaugh not to eat your chili!

          • seawolf77 November 5, 2018 at 8:58 pm #

            You’re as funny as a ham sandwich.

          • hmuller November 5, 2018 at 10:14 pm #

            A ham sandwich by itself is not funny. Indictable by a grand jury, maybe, but not funny.

            Now a ham sandwich eaten by a rabbi on Yom Kippur – that has potential. Offending people is after all the heart of comedy.

    • elysianfield November 6, 2018 at 11:11 am #

      SnakPak,
      You have it backwards…victory for the Democrats…THEN Hell and high water….

  47. Pucker November 5, 2018 at 8:00 pm #

    American Psychosis: vimeo.com/293802639

    The greatest Leader was probably Captain Cook.

    “This country certainly deserves leadership that can inspire it to carry on, to find a way to live even within the austere terms presented by the collapse of old arrangements.”

  48. Walter B November 5, 2018 at 8:25 pm #

    James Howard Kunstler is by no means the only person reminding us all of the damage done by the “Social Justice” agenda:

    “The most significant cause of civic decay has clearly been the decades of degraded public-school socialization disguised as education. They have created generations of non-critical thinking droids who have been taught that feeling is the same as thinking. The entire social justice warrior/safe space crowd owes its existence to this indoctrination by politically correct government drones in schools across America”

    From the blog:

    theburningplatform.com/2018/11/04/the-fourth-turning-war-of-the-worlds/#more-186060

    • ““The most significant cause of civic decay has clearly been the decades of degraded public-school socialization disguised as education. ”

      I don’t think so Walter. Ask any informed 5 year old and they’ll tell you OF COURSE we should be doing something about Climate Change.

      The ROT comes from the TOP

      • Walter B November 5, 2018 at 10:18 pm #

        Sorry Little Dickey but the five year olds in our school systems are far too busy trying to decide what sex they or how bad their feeling have been hurt to care about paying more for electricity. How about that Amazon Rain Forest, eh? They ever print anything about that in you precious NYT rag or are they too busy bashing DT and the rest of us white guys?

        • daveed November 5, 2018 at 11:10 pm #

          Walter, I’m still reeling from your shocking F-Bomb lobbed at us earlier today!

          • Walter B November 6, 2018 at 12:08 am #

            Sensitivity, what a concept.

        • They’re covering all the bashing, Walter, I assure you, but also, in-depth, award-winning news photography, right from the water in the Amazonian wilderness as natives hunt the local Caiman from canoes.

          Later they sell it to a restaurant buyer.

          Sushi, that evil habit….

      • Janos Skorenzy November 6, 2018 at 1:19 am #

        Informed five year olds. Lol. Why do you wait so long, Deb? Why not four? Or Three? Aren’t you putting them at risk by waiting to start their programming? And when do you start gender reassignment training to control population?

        • Walter B November 6, 2018 at 8:59 am #

          I’ve got a talk to attend next week through one of our CERT Teams on “Anxious Children”, being given at our local hospital. I have already given them one jab through my reply email and will give them another at the meeting. Our demented society has been inundating our children from day one with violence and sex in television, movies, and video games and introducing them to sexual subjects that toddlers are totally incapable of comprehending. Then they wonder why the toddlers are killing each other, killing their parents, and killing themselves. I will let you know how I make out.

          • Janos Skorenzy November 6, 2018 at 1:18 pm #

            Yeah, let us know how it goes.

          • BornToKillPeace November 6, 2018 at 7:15 pm #

            If school children of a certain age upwards could call in a jubilee of a school year and a relax of regulation to restructure extended recess, structured games – physical and intellectual, informed and humanistic shortened lessons, and no homework, I would guarantee raises in grades, concentration, and wellness.

            America works too hard in allowing it’s own social engineering for the net benefit of being too wore out to think straight.

      • Exscotticus November 6, 2018 at 11:23 pm #

        >>> Ask any informed 5 year old and they’ll tell you OF COURSE we should be doing something about Climate Change.

        Well at least Lil Truth admits that the Left’s cognitive skills are on par with that of a five-year-old.

        Make that an “informed” five-year-old. Lil Truth felt the need to qualify that.

  49. JohnAZ November 5, 2018 at 8:40 pm #

    A sobering thought.

    What if the results of the oncoming Long Emergency is the introduction of the tenets of Marx, Hitler and George Orwell as the new social order around the world. Total compliance with the State will be the only thing that would ensure any stability at all.

    • Tate November 5, 2018 at 8:59 pm #

      Somebody at the H.L. Mencken conference (racist: see Darren Beattie, speechwriter, firing by White House) said that it would be Huxley’s Brave New World. A southern mountain woman stood up & said her people would fight to the last man (& woman) to prevent that.

    • Janos Skorenzy November 6, 2018 at 1:24 am #

      Freedom has become an Idol. For the vast majority it just translates as license. Try this on: To the extent people don’t do what is necessary for themselves on the local level, then the State MUST step in and do it.

      And to the extent freedom is misused by the People, then the State Must step in to stop it and repair the damage.

      Want to keep Freedom? Then the People must be virtuous. And yes, the Bureaucrats hate demographics who don’t need them – because being needed is their livelihood and those who need them, their power base.

      • messianicdruid November 6, 2018 at 10:29 am #

        Freedom is the ability to eat grass and fly. This is the life of a goose.

        Christian Liberty is a higher calling. Where there Spirit of God is, there is liberty.

    • ozone November 6, 2018 at 8:57 am #

      “What if the results of the oncoming Long Emergency is the introduction of the tenets of Marx, Hitler and George Orwell as the new social order around the world?”

      JohnAZ,
      Now you’re gettin’ it. That’s exactly the way all societies head as they break down. Great Leader cultism and religious fever. (O, save us, save us!) The soma will be reserved for political prisoners to make them more compliant to their new roles as field-hand slaves. Mix it into their food and… Bob’s yer uncle!

      Oddly enough, those of a more “conservative”* bent flock to these leaders and religions more readily than others. A mindset of fear drives it, and there will be plenty of that to go around As an example, the church of Jesus-will-make-me-rich is mostly adhered to by “conservative” whites on the lower income rungs. (Wealth supposedly making for earthly security.)

      *I’m just using the handy modern-day labeling chart; I’m not sure it’s apt. Hard-wired authoritarians might be closer, I dunno.

      • SoftStarLight November 6, 2018 at 9:34 am #

        In the end it boils down to results IMHO. If a strong leader gets results that an inept oligarchy can’t who do you think regular people will stick with? I don’t feel scared at all. I just want to see strength and steadiness and not lies, obfuscation, and the perpetual decline of all that is good. Maybe if the wonderful and oh-so-smart elitists aristocrats really cared about the country it would be a different story. But greed and selfishness are what they are.

        • seawolf77 November 8, 2018 at 10:43 am #

          So the end justifies the means. That’s how you get an idiot like Trump. “Save me, oh save me, please save me.” A con man who bankrupted countless companies, destroyed Atlantic City, and save for his father would be nothing. Absolutely nothing. His only redeeming quality is he’s white. You must be one of those people who go to his rallies. Get a life.

  50. JohnAZ November 5, 2018 at 8:48 pm #

    Maxine Waters announced today that she is going to re-regulate all of Trump’s deregulations. Between that and the Democratic calls for higher taxes, I hope you all enjoyed the low unemployment rates and job creation of the past two years. Because it is going to go away if this crazy woman gets in charge of the Finance committee. Back to Obama stagnation.

    Say thanks to Maxine for threats against the banks and Wall Street.

    Why would anyone want to destroy the country they live in?

    • Exscotticus November 5, 2018 at 9:05 pm #

      >>> Maxine Waters announced today that she is going to re-regulate all of Trump’s deregulations.

      She will be powerless to re-regulate anything. Trump is the executive and will follow existing law. Nothing Maxine Waters proposes will ever make it past the Senate.The House can challenge Trump in court—and Kavanaugh will just smile and have a drink.

      • JohnAZ November 5, 2018 at 9:24 pm #

        Trends, Ex, if a nut like Waters lasts what is next. Trump will block anything idiotic thing the Dems do in the next two years. The direction of the country is important.

        Is it true, that you have to have a mental illness in your medical history to run for office in California as a Dem?

  51. on Climate change:

    “We’re like lemmings marching off a cliff… ” -Noam Chomsky

    • JohnAZ November 6, 2018 at 9:33 am #

      Debbie, you and I agree on the onset of global climate change. I just feel that the issue is so politicized that there really is no good ideas being generated to solve the problem. To solve the problem, the developed polluting countries should innovate the ideas to control the temperature rise.

      As of now, there have been no remedies developed to alleviate the dependence of Man on carbon based combustion. The alternatives that need to happen are so painful to the people of the world that no politician in their right mind would suggest them.

      I notice that outside of California, there has been almost no mention of GW in all the local and state races.

      Paris was a global grab for power with no real solutions included in the mix. To accomplish anything, it must be done now and with total control. Ain’t gonna happen. Paris was worthless.

      A big change might be the mandatory sale of electric cars in increasing percentages. But first, they have to be affordable to all the population or subsidized by the government. Then we have to invest in large numbers of non-polluting electrical generation plants, probably nuclear with all its problems.

      It is just too easy to leave things as they are and kick the can down the road until some kind of change makes things mandatory and unpleasant.

      California does not help by making a laughing stock of itself banning plastic straws, and ignoring plastic water bottles and plastic grocery bags.

      • malthuss November 7, 2018 at 1:08 pm #

        I notice that outside of California, there has been almost no mention of GW in all the local and state races. /. bravo

        Paris was a global grab for power with no real solutions included in the mix. To accomplish anything, it must be done now and with total control. Ain’t gonna happen. Paris was worthless./ cost taxpayers money.

    • elysianfield November 6, 2018 at 11:18 am #

      SnakPak,
      I am of the opinion that lemmings following one another off a cliff is a poor ananogy…it is a common misperception…something like ACC?

  52. janet November 5, 2018 at 10:26 pm #

    “ if a nut like Waters lasts what is next. Trump will block anything idiotic thing the Dems do in the next two years. The direction of the country is important.” — JohnAZ

    I respectfully disagree. Mr. Trump is changing. Just tonight he said he regrets his tone and will change. Starting next week Mr. Trump and Maxine Water and the Democrats and the Republicans will begin working together for the benefit of all Americans. I would say the first order of business will be a bipartisan infrastructure bill. 2019 will be a good year.

    • Exscotticus November 5, 2018 at 10:40 pm #

      Optimistic words, but Trump has repeatedly asked “the resistance” to work with him to resolve immigration issues. Trump has reasonably asked for much needed reforms in return for legitimizing the admittedly fait accompli of 20 million illegals. Democrats have refused any changes to the status quo.

      Trump has yet to break any promise with his base. He’ll hardly start with the likes of Maxine Waters.

      • outsider November 6, 2018 at 9:30 am #

        “Trump as yet to break any promise with his base.”

        Where should I start?

        Turning Russia into an enemy when he promised the opposite.
        Firing missiles into Syria twice over false flag chemical attacks that never happened.
        Increasing troop levels in Afghanistan when he promised to pull them out.
        Continuing and promoting US/NATO aggression on Ukraine.
        Pulling us closer to war with Iran at the request of Israel.

        That’s 5 for starters.

        • JohnAZ November 6, 2018 at 9:56 am #

          You sound like someone who watches CNN. The media has spun their lies about Trump for two years and this bozo election is a result.

          The Dems started the breakdown with Russia to de-legitimize Trump. Putin and the boys probably think we are out of our minds here. The Mueller investigation is still a cancer in this country.

          Firing missiles into Syria with even suspicion of destroying chemical weapons was a good move. It also sent a low loss message to the world that the pacifism of Obama was gone.

          I do not even understand Afghanistan. What is its strategic value that both Russia and the US have tried to stabilize it. ??? It is ironic that the people we supported when Russia took its turn, the Mujahadeen (sp?), are now the Taliban. I smell Viet Nam.

          Ukraine is just another tool of the antiRussia anti Trump group.
          Ukrainians need to self determine, did so and their choice was voided by European interests. Hypocrisy on the part of the Obama crowd. Russia again does not know what to expect. Makes them nervous and dangerous, which has been going on for centuries.

          Your last statement is true. It is an embarrassment of the Intelligence community of the US and England as we threw out the decision of Iran and re-inserted the Shah. Not our best decision. Iran, though, needs to rejoin the world with its behavior. Israel could have blown Iran into the stratosphere so many times and didn’t. Who is the sane character here. In terms of oil stability, who is the best horse to back.

          • outsider November 6, 2018 at 11:03 am #

            @JohnAZ,

            I never watch CNN or MSNBC for that matter. I’m a Pat Buchanan anti-neocon, anti-war, paleo-conservative and the only political talk show I watch is Tucker Carlson. So true that the democrats and the mainstream media ganged up to ensure that Trump could not achieve détente with Putin. But maybe he didn’t try hard enough, and appointed the wrong advisors.

            BTW, I voted for Trump and still support him on most domestic issues (esp. immigration). I worry that the dems will retake the House and make his next 2 years a living hell with endless investigations into his past, as the country continues to fall apart.

          • JohnAZ November 6, 2018 at 11:22 am #

            Outsider

            You and I are very similar.

            I acknowledge Trump’s coarse nature although I think it is vastly overblown by the media.

            I just believe that the alternatives to him are so awful.

            Remember with Russia what they are trying to hang him with. Collusion with Russia. For what end? Trying to drive a detente with them?

            Funny you mention Tucker Carlson. I like Tucker but get infuriated the the BS his Leftist guests come up with and regularly switch him on and off.

            A return to the long term Liberal trend that may be evidenced tonight scares me to death. I am afraid that achievers are being outnumbered by gimme artists and their liberal elite leaders.

            I could never understand how the landed gentry in the south got the millions of rebel soldiers to die so they could maintain their lifestyle. Sorta reminds me of what the Dems are today.

            Lemming syndrome!

          • SoftStarLight November 6, 2018 at 11:49 am #

            Paleo-conservative?

          • Exscotticus November 6, 2018 at 12:42 pm #

            >>> I could never understand how the landed gentry in the south got the millions of rebel soldiers to die so they could maintain their lifestyle.

            Perhaps because for the soldiers the war wasn’t merely about slavery.

            While it’s wrong to say the war wasn’t about slavery, it’s equally wrong to say the war was ONLY about slavery.

            Wars are fought for many reasons. If you have any doubts, go read the long list of reasons cited in the Declaration of Independence.

        • Exscotticus November 6, 2018 at 12:37 pm #

          >>> Pulling us closer to war with Iran at the request of Israel.

          Trump promised to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal and he did.

          I’m going to stop there. If one of your examples is bullshit then the rest are equally suspect.

        • seawolf77 November 8, 2018 at 11:58 am #

          First thing he does is cut taxes for the rich. His base yawns. “It improved the economy.” What a bunch of idiots.

    • Walter B November 5, 2018 at 10:45 pm #

      Got a feeling ’21 is gonna be a good year…….

      youtube.com/watch?v=WoW_0NuaPj4

  53. PeteAtomic November 6, 2018 at 9:09 am #

    thanks Jim,

    What I find particularly mendacious about this version of the democrat party is the putrid smells of SJW horseshit mixed in with lobbyists who represent multinational corporations. So on one hand; you have these interests who want to break down international borders for the sake of creating monopolies & rackets built on financial magic and cheap labor, and on the other hand– angry far left neo-Marxist activists who argue for the equality of outcome. It’s really a weird mix of interests. The multinationals of course have most of the power in this arrangement, and I can’t see them maintaining their street thugs for the long term. At some point once the activists have fulfilled their purpose, the corporate democrats will dump them for another group.

    • Exscotticus November 6, 2018 at 9:24 am #

      >>> It’s really a weird mix of interests.

      So true. SJWs like janet, and labor rights eviscerators like the Koch brothers, marching arm in arm in lockstep. Bizarro.

  54. JohnAZ November 6, 2018 at 9:15 am #

    Well happy Election Day!!

    Just thinking about what we are doing today.

    We are choosing between the decision making power being in the hands of the people, via the vote, or in the hands of the Congress, bureaucracy, lobbyist, globalist elements in Washington.

    In spite of the baloney in the campaign ads, we are choosing between our representatives believing in individual local control of this country or control from D.C. Or worse, international control. These representatives are a reflection of us, are we a country of achievers and hard workers, or a country of people dedicated to getting as much out of the government as possible and taxing the achievers to get it

    Yes, it is basic. Do the government dependent gimme artists now outnumber the achievers in the country. If so, start counting the days until the downslide starts. If the movers and shakers find the US is unfavorable to do business in, they will desert this ship quickly.

    This is so similar to the Roman Empire, that it may be that history repeats this times, not rhymes. The Roman mob destroyed Rome. When the elite get ahold of the gimme artists, the end is approaching. When they have destroyed their country with their misdirected votes, the elite will just pack up and leave, leaving a third world country behind. If that is what you want, please vote Democrat and “give one for the Soros”. Good motto, “Be a lemming, Follow me!”

    Silicon Valley elite see the end of their reign approaching and are actively looking for”safe” places to go when the end arrives. New Zealand seems to be one of the escape places. Dubai has not invested billions in mansions on the palm trees and the world map for nothing, there is another destination for the rich. These Armageddon sites are world wide.

    The later Obama years are representative of all the above. He made business in this country so bad that the elite were starting to desert the ship. This exodus hurt the Midwest so bad, that the voters there broke the mold and elected a non-politician for president who favored business. Memories are short in this country because here we are, about to elect the people back into control to undo the good that has been done in reversing the long term gimme trend. We lasted two years. Disgusting.

    • PeteAtomic November 6, 2018 at 9:23 am #

      ya, I think you are generally right there John. Too many civil wars & all the corruption around the ruling elites weakened the Empire to the point that all the aggressive tribes on her borders were able to come in and take what was left over.

      It can happen here. People too often think they are somehow exempt from history or human nature, or it will never “go that far”, whatever that means. Well, it can get out of control, and it has in the past in the US (1850-1870) , and it will happen again!

      • SoftStarLight November 6, 2018 at 10:00 am #

        Yes, but don’t forget – there will be people who are not going down without a big freaking fight. And it looks to be coming sooner than later.

    • SoftStarLight November 6, 2018 at 10:14 am #

      Large portions of the US are already really third world….

    • hmuller November 6, 2018 at 3:41 pm #

      So what are the posted odds on Rachel Maddow crying tonight? Actually, I think it’s healthy if she gets in touch with her feminine side at least once every two years.

      • SoftStarLight November 6, 2018 at 3:52 pm #

        I thought Rachel Maddow was a boy ;-)???

  55. PeteAtomic November 6, 2018 at 9:17 am #

    Had a funny incident at work lately that reminded me of what Jim & others have been talking about in regards to SJW infiltrating employment. At a recent work meeting, a white, female coworker stridently offered the advice that “we needed more minority representation” in a type of product offered, and to “remember the community” this certain product was aimed towards.

    This wasn’t in itself interesting until another coworker, this time a younger white, male coworker almost immediately and loudly chimed up: “Oh YES! Good idea, very good idea. Yes!”

    My mind immediately went to Winston Smith’s neighbor in 1984, Tom Parsons: Double Plus good for you!

    🙂

    • SoftStarLight November 6, 2018 at 10:13 am #

      Some people are just not as smart as they think they are ;-). But they are super eager to jump into stuff without even considering any consequence. Looks like the brainwashing is paying off!

      • Tate November 6, 2018 at 3:55 pm #

        “a younger white, male coworker almost immediately and loudly chimed up: ‘Oh YES! Good idea, very good idea. Yes!'”

        You encountered an NPC, a “non-playable character.” Lol.

    • Exscotticus November 6, 2018 at 10:16 am #

      >>> “we needed more minority representation” in a type of product offered

      What a strange thing to say in a business context. Try: “We need to expand our market share and grow our brand. I know; let’s target minorities…”

      And then the reality sets in: when you change Barbie’s skin color from light to dark, you gain sales in one demographic, and lose sales in another…

      • SoftStarLight November 6, 2018 at 10:28 am #

        Exscotticus you are thinking too much lol :-).

    • BackRowHeckler November 6, 2018 at 11:18 am #

      In our Congressional District, about 90% white, the Dem candidate, a black woman and public school teacher, ran an ad where she stated “We need a congress that looks like us”.

      Looks like who?

      I’m not sure what she meant by that.

      brh

      • SoftStarLight November 6, 2018 at 11:46 am #

        No more White people ;-)!

      • malthuss November 6, 2018 at 12:16 pm #

        I’m not sure what she meant by that.–do not be stupid.

        • SoftStarLight November 6, 2018 at 3:48 pm #

          He is just being silly I think.

      • Exscotticus November 6, 2018 at 12:56 pm #

        >>> a black woman and public school teacher, ran an ad where she stated “We need a congress that looks like us”.

        USA is 13% black and Congress is 11% black. Looks like they have their fair share of racial representation. But since they’re not racist as they allege so many others to be, why does it matter?

      • Janos Skorenzy November 6, 2018 at 1:25 pm #

        I looked in the window of a large, public(?) nursery – street level with lots of window. Although 85% of the babies were White, almost all of the dolls were Black. The powers that be are desperate for the great replacement via immigration and the transformation via miscegenation.

        Whites aren’t really human to Minorities and Leftists. We’re just generic somethings that are standing in place until we can be replaced by real people.

  56. JohnAZ November 6, 2018 at 11:05 am #

    Another thought on Election Day, as though we need one.

    Why has the country become more fractionated since Trump’s election?

    I think I have an answer.

    Trump has done nothing to encourage anybody. Charlottesville, he said both sides had a hand in it. He condemned the bomber, and the shooters, I hear him, it seems every day, giving solace over some asshole’s taking lives. Trump is a patsy for the political faction in DC.

    The people of the country are the problem. Trump’s big problem in dealing with the violence is that he is trying to be neutral. Apolitical. He is not the Great Schmoozer that Obama was, or Clinton, Bill that is.
    Without that political smoothing out at the top, it is allowing the pot that is below to heat up and boil over.

    Trump is not the problem. It is individual crazies in our society. I get so sick of these”experts ” on TV who have all the answers of what we need to do to resolve all of our social issues. I really get sick of politicians using the now very frequent breakdowns of our people to castigate Trump or any other politico.

    The biggest joke is gun control. Why does anyone think that registering guns is going to stop one single incidence of violence? Just an example of the Left trying to disarm the US and the people’s ability to stop their coup d’etat.

    HRC and her togetherness campaign was just another politico schmoozer. The lone wolf violence epidemic started in the 1990’s.

    The real solutions have not even been approached. Mental illness, drugs, over protection of the rights of deviants, lack of followup by law enforcement, a culture of fear with law enforcement, over reaction by law enforcement and no. 1, the Mexican cartels and other gangs are the real problems.

    And nothing is being done about any of them. No solutions are being presented. Trump has no answers, DC has no answers, neither party has answers.

    So the carnage will continue.

    • Ol' Scratch November 6, 2018 at 12:22 pm #

      The best thing any of us can do – to the degree it’s possible in our individual circumstances at least – is to simply unplug and stop listening to any of it. The media feeds the meme that all of the solutions to our current problems lie at the top of the hierarchical pyramid, when in fact, none of them do. People – especially out here in flyover land away from the big cities – get along pretty well for the most part on all counts, it’s only the craziness that emanates from the MSM and the big cities that make everything seem so dysfunctional. DC, the MICC, Wall St, the MSM, and all the rest of the coastal craziness all need to die of terminal inattention, and the best way – indeed, the only way – to make that happen is to simply unplug en masse and ignore them as best we can. Which, fortunately for the rest of us, will probably happen anyway, whether we like it or not, as they have already long since decided to ignore and make us irrelevant as well a soon as they’ve milked us for everything we have of value. The eventual political split will then hopefully be mutual.

    • Walter B November 6, 2018 at 12:38 pm #

      John my friend, why do you think that any of these political hacks care about these problems much less are even able to do anything about solving them? All of the issues you point out keep us fighting each other and leaving the sellout scum at the top unmolested. As far as actually solving any of these problems, please point out for me the last time that giving a corrupt political hack more money solved any problem? FDR and the New Deal maybe? Certainly nothing since then.

      • JohnAZ November 6, 2018 at 7:31 pm #

        Thank you both. I just see such a catastrophe on the horizon and I cannot believe the sales job by the assholes causing the problem.

        Relax, deep breaths relax deep breaths—–>

  57. capt spaulding November 6, 2018 at 11:52 am #

    Regardless of how the elections turn out, the real winners will be the Oligarchs. For them, it will be business as usual.

    • JohnAZ November 6, 2018 at 12:12 pm #

      Yep!

      They own the parties and their candidates.

      Too bad too. The Founding Fathers were so afraid of the effect of a nobility fro Europe, that the Constitution bans titles in the US.

      These guys are our latter day “nobility”.

      • FincaInTheMountains November 6, 2018 at 1:31 pm #

        Mostly Black nobility, unfortunately.

  58. tucsonspur November 6, 2018 at 12:32 pm #

    MAKE MAGA THE CENTURY’S GREATEST SAGA

    TRUMP FOR EIGHT TO MAKE US GREAT

    CRUSH THE LEFT, CRUSH THE HATE

    DON’T FACE THE DAY WITH TREPIDATION

    GO OUT AND VOTE TO SAVE THE NATION

    • capt spaulding November 6, 2018 at 2:10 pm #

      “Well Trump got the GOP nod. Yes I know it sounds terribly odd. But his base was bizarre, And he’s gotten this far, Plus his rival was nearly as flawed.”…..mad kane

    • SoftStarLight November 6, 2018 at 3:40 pm #

      Spoken like a real cowboy ;-)!

    • seawolf77 November 7, 2018 at 8:29 am #

      Don’t quit your day job.

  59. K-Dog November 6, 2018 at 1:28 pm #

    Rhyme time.

    ” The Blues and the Greens

    The charioteers and their teams were garbed in specific colors (as were their horses and the chariots themselves); the fans who followed these teams identified with their colors. There had been reds and whites, but by the time of Justinian’s reign, the most popular by far were the Blues and the Greens.

    The fans that followed the chariot teams retained their identity beyond the Hippodrome, and at times they wielded considerable cultural influence. Scholars once thought that the Blues and the Greens each associated with particular political movements, but there is little evidence to support this. It is now believed that the primary interest of the Blues and the Greens was their racing teams, and that occasional violence sometimes spilled over from the Hippodrome into other aspects of Byzantine society without any real direction from fan leaders.

    Can’t agree with the pontification. If they retained the identity beyond the hippodrome the blues were giving each other favors as were the greens. As are the reds as are the blues.

    Perhaps the author is an inexperienced writer and is trying to say something like blue or green, it was all about trading favors and nothing else. Like it is with the Reds and Blues.

    None of the political figures onstage these days inspires much confidence in that proposition, or even appears to see what’s on the horizon.

    Since it is a game and a competition between teams concern with the future and actual governance is impossible. All teams see is right now.

  60. FincaInTheMountains November 6, 2018 at 2:03 pm #

    Finally, we have elections today, and whatever their outcome, after them, the struggle for the world(peace) will begin, and preferably all, or as the poster said at the entrance to the military regiment where I used to serve: “World is our goal!” (The joke is that the word Peace and the word World are the same in Russian, so, in reality the poster said “Peace is our goal!”)

    And I assure you that everything that I told you about Trump remains in force even after he made a deal with the Bushes, the youngest of whom, by the way, stopped the nuclear war in 2000, seeing the soul in the eyes of Putin, as well as Obama in 2008 and Trump himself in 2016, and what I wrote here will be directly related to current politics simply because it will be hardest for Trump and Bush to prevent this war in Ukraine due to the split of the Orthodox Church, which Hillary managed to arrange at the end.

    And I will begin the next post with a report on the elections in connection with them with comments about the masons in various Internet conspiracy places, which does not understand anything in the masons, but spreading all sorts of nonsense about them, invented by the Nilus sect and paradoxically is the apex of apolitical Christianity.

    And I hope that I have convinced you that some academic knowledge about Masonic lodges, which are externally intriguing, I would even say they are the advertising part of the World Colored Projects, is absolutely necessary to cover the War of the Roses, one of the battles of which is today’s election.

  61. Hoo-wee and God damn!

    When I think of award-winning, quality journalism, I think of the old Grey Lady, that is, the New York Times, which is “killing it” this year, the common stock up a whopping 53%, having exceeded 4 million subscribers.

    Today’s paper did not disappoint, with an editorial expounding that blockchain could “solve” perennial election problems of accuracy and accountability, Silicon Valley execs travel to China to learn more about “996” standard work schedules (start at 9am, end at 9pm, six days a week), and the new movie this weekend is a “True Story” dramatization of the doomed 1987 election campaign of Gary Hart (“Monkey Business”), starring Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, and of course the Tuesday Science Times, where scientists at the poles are investigating the thickness of the Arctic ice sheet to determine volumetric dimensions.

    You can watch the election unfold here in real time, until the entire country results are in which will be in 13 hours.

    nytimes.com/interactive/2018/11/06/us/elections/results-house-elections.html

    For those who will not pay for this level of excellence, you can use “incognito” mode in most browsers to skirt the daily limits on access.

    • Janos Skorenzy November 6, 2018 at 3:19 pm