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You can see where this has been going. The wholesale un-personing of “powerful men” in the arts, media, and politics for sex “crimes” ranging from rape to stealing a kiss communicates a hunt up the food-chain that leads to the Golden Golem of Greatness tweeting his wicked id out in his White House lair. The barely suppressed thought behind all this is that Donald Trump raped America… and now he must be found guilty of it… and pay!

The Blue women of the land must surely think that, at least, he raped Hillary in the election, and as a pure metaphor that sort of works — recall how he loomed and ranged balefully behind her back during the candidates’ debates like some cartoon thug out of a Batman movie. If he didn’t actually rape her, he sure mugged her politically, but an awful lot of voters seemed to think she deserved it, arrogant, clueless, and deeply corrupt as she appeared down the homestretch. And the sneaky way he won! Stealing a few thousand votes here and there in deplorable flyover country, while Hillary slaughtered the Golem in the places that count: the cities of the left and right seacoasts.

Now that more than a score of male celebrities have been successfully liquidated, many for “offenses” committed decades ago — and many of them actual former darlings of the Left, sacrificed for the cause — the time is ripe to go in for the kill on Trump using the same tactic of sheer finger-pointing and shrieking until… something gives.

I’m not a Trump admirer, didn’t vote for the guy (nor Hillary, either), am not invested emotionally in his political survival, but I do have a pretty firm idea of what he represents: primitive maleness in all its lumbering vulgarity. I can see why he has a certain symbolic appeal in a society that increasingly shouts “men need not apply here.”

He also represents the widespread disappointment with the poor job that the remaining men in charge of things have done in recent decades caretaking this polity. They’ve managed to dodge the repair of every broken institution and duck engagement with any of the really scary problems facing citizens of this republic, from the gross disparities of wealth, to pervasive racketeering in health care and education, to our rotting infrastructure, to the quandaries of race, immigration, climate change — you name it and they have done squat.

Men mostly in charge of the FBI are currently busy demonstrating that they can completely botch the wished-for Trump-ending investigation of Russian “meddling and collusion” — whatever that is as a legal matter — under special prosecutor Robert Mueller. The agency begins to look like the brotherhood depicted on The Sopranos TV show some years back. The congressional committees (mostly men) with oversight on the FBI (and its umbrella agency, the Department of Justice) can’t even get a few deputy Attorneys General to answer a subpoena. If ever there was a display of feckless impotence, this is it.

The desperation to get rid of Trump by the Democratic Party and its handmaidens in the media has an odor of reckless dishonesty from a faction that succumbs more and more each day to the dangerous idea that the ends justify the means. Despite the momentary jubilation over the defeat of Roy Moore in the Alabama special election for senator, the party is close to committing suicide via the collective fantasy that all romantic gambits by men are always and everywhere a prelude to rape. But then, the Republican Party ought to be on suicide watch, too, as it debates a stupendously mendacious tax reform bill that will only shove the country closer to financial meltdown.

It will be interesting to see if the Blue ladies can work their sexual inquisition hoodoo successfully on Trump. So far, he seems like the proverbial immovable object, while the Blue ladies may only be an irresistible force in show business and the media, where mere accusation without due process avails to skewer their devils. Trump’s personal history as a rake on the New York nightlife scene is a trail as wide and open as Fifth Avenue. When the parade of “me too” witnesses commences, my guess is he’ll say, “sure, twenty-three years ago I squeezed her ass and grabbed her tit. So what…?” Men in many quarters will raise their fists and cry, “Right on.” And then what will Nancy Pelosi actually do?

I suspect the hysteria won’t out-live the financial hurricane that the nation is blundering into.


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  1. thenuttyneutron December 15, 2017 at 9:43 am #

    Friday!

    • CancelMyCard December 15, 2017 at 10:29 am #

      What an incredibly astute observation . . .

      this person actually knows what day of the week it is,

      AND

      feels compelled to lambaste the comments section with this

      profound information.

      • Elrond Hubbard December 15, 2017 at 10:34 am #

        And since things are going so well…

        ‘Monster’ fatberg to go on display in museum

        bbc.com/news/education-42324932

        “Part of one of the capital’s biggest fatbergs is going to be put on display in the Museum of London next year.

        “It is a slice of a monster fatberg, over 250m (820ft) long, which had been clogging up sewers below Whitechapel.

        “The museum says it was a congealed concoction of ‘fat, oil, grease, wet wipes and sanitary products’.

        “The display will show how modern living and high levels of rubbish are putting pressure on the ‘arteries’ of London’s Victorian infrastructure.

        “The Whitechapel fatberg became something of a celebrity in its own right last autumn – with Thames Water fighting a nine-week battle against a ‘rock hard’ blockage weighing 130 tonnes.”

        Do make sure to click through so you can see the visual. This modern life of ours comes at a price.

        • Ol' Scratch December 15, 2017 at 10:52 am #

          So ‘The Blob’ is an actual, physical thing! Who new? Nice!

          • Ol' Scratch December 15, 2017 at 10:57 am #

            Sorry Q. Who knew?

  2. Georges1202 December 15, 2017 at 9:51 am #

    The bottom of this barrel was reached by the sacking of Garrison Keillor. He skulked away without a whimper, no doubt exhausted by the sheer stupidity of it all.

    Hey Jim, how about those cryptos?

    • malthuss December 15, 2017 at 10:30 am #

      How about those cryptos?
      I doubt JHK is the seer to inform us about their rise [and fall?].

      As far as Garrison goes, he was a waste of tax payers money and
      last I checked, the gal running PBS was making half million a year.

    • Quick Joey Small December 15, 2017 at 10:36 am #

      Skulking away is exactly what old white guys are supposed to do.

      The pussyhatters have set the bar. Any contact, even years ago, that upon reflection was not wanted, will buy a guy a place in the tumbrel.

      Having sacrificed a few of their own, they now have established that allegations of assgrabbery are sufficient to demand the resignation of any man accused. Where could this be going?

      Some in my circle honestly, furiously believe that Trump is literally a grabber of the puss. “He admitted it!” Even those who understand the notion of locker room banter say “I don’t care. Whatever it takes!”

      We have ample history of witch hunts, from which we might learn something. Heck, we have a phrase in our language: “witch hunt.” It’s a thing. It has happened before, and in hindsight it always looks pretty fucking stupid.

      I guess it is merciful that we grow old and fade away. I truly don’t get what appears to be the prevailing mindset among those who are about to inherit America. That feelings trump rational self interest is demonstrated daily.

      We boomers have gnawed most of the corn off the cob, but there might be enough seed left to save something. It won’t happen though. We are a house divided against itself.

      • SvrzoH December 15, 2017 at 11:28 am #

        I remember the days of ‘gays in the military’ debate. Never had the doubt of them being capable handling any military task.
        What I was thinking was that true obstacle to their full participation in army life was a ‘no boundary locker room’ talk.

        • Janos Skorenzy December 15, 2017 at 1:49 pm #

          Except their presence destroys morale. And they establish networks – a society within a society. And when and where they attain power, they wreak revenge on the Not-Gays – up to and including rape.

          How about women? Think they can do any military task?

          • SvrzoH December 15, 2017 at 8:09 pm #

            Not all the tasks for sure, but few samples like Soviet snipers in WWII, Kurdish chicks now days – not bad at all.

          • Majella December 17, 2017 at 6:26 pm #

            There you go again, Janos, with spurious irrational speculation posing as fact.

      • elysianfield December 15, 2017 at 11:31 am #

        “We have a phrase in our language: “witch hunt.” It’s a thing. It has happened before, and in hindsight it always looks pretty fucking stupid.”

        Joey,
        Yes, but who would have thought that this time it is the witches doing the hunting?

        • Quick Joey Small December 15, 2017 at 12:17 pm #

          Witches hunting sons of bitches. Nice!

      • JustSaying December 16, 2017 at 12:49 pm #

        White male supremacy dies real hard (no pun intended).

    • outsider December 15, 2017 at 12:42 pm #

      @Georges1202,

      I hope the tide is turning. I read this yesterday in my local paper from an article by Gene Lyons. He said Minnesota’s former Republican governor, Arne Carlson, has urged Al Franken to recant his resignation pending an ethics committee investigation into the matter. Carlson: “I am deeply troubled by the resignation of Al Franken and the complete absence of anything resembling due process.”

      But I doubt if Franken will do it. He’s already shown that he cannot stand up to our latest arbiter of sexual impropriety, fellow Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. I’d submit that Kirsten, still a very attractive woman, has no doubt used her feminine wiles to her advantage.

      • Janos Skorenzy December 15, 2017 at 1:51 pm #

        Really? She’s a “young” Hillary Clinton. I admit she may have had her charms thirty years ago of course.

      • Ol' Scratch December 15, 2017 at 3:10 pm #

        I can see some definite hotness there. She’s definitely rocking a full set up top. Likes to “give ’em some air” on occasion too, always an admirable trait.

      • shotho December 15, 2017 at 6:15 pm #

        The tide will turn; it always does. When this one turns, it could get pretty bad for the ladies. Hope I’m wrong, but you can’t fool Mother Nature.
        ps, my sheriff’s deputy son tells me that the incidents of domestic violence is epidemic with men increasingly battering women senseless, much of it coming from women taunting men for their lack of “masculinity”. Go figure.

        • Ishabaka December 15, 2017 at 6:53 pm #

          I think some women see this as a means for them to seize power.
          Not sure if it will work out that way though. Any man today considering hiring a woman under age 70 has to wonder if the risk is worth it.

          America seems to be in the throws of a victim mentality hysteria. You are a non-person in the USA today if you can’t claim some sort of victimhood. After all, Hillary – one of the most powerful women in the world, who controls a fortune of over one billion dollars, and is married to the most popular ex-president alive, clearly considers herself to be a victim.

          Everyone will be a victim of adverse circumstances at some point in their life, but victim mentality, for an adult, is always a choice. Victor Frankel proved that in his book “Man’s Search for Meaning”.

      • JustSaying December 16, 2017 at 12:51 pm #

        .. I’d submit that Kirsten, still a very attractive woman, has no doubt used her feminine wiles to her advantage…

        What year is it in your universe?

      • Majella December 17, 2017 at 6:32 pm #

        Al Franken should simply stand again in the special election. If his constituency agrees with Gilibrand et al, they’ll toss him out at the primary.

    • My Point of View December 15, 2017 at 3:13 pm #

      Bitcoin buyers have been issued a “serious warning” from one of Britain’s leading financial regulators.

      “If you want to invest in bitcoin, be prepared to lose all your money,” Financial Conduct Authority CEO Andrew Bailey told BBC’s Newsnight.

      He added that a lack of backing from governments and central banks, as well as similar risks to gambling, are evidence that the cryptocurrency is not a secure investment.

  3. FincaInTheMountains December 15, 2017 at 9:58 am #

    Right on!

  4. venuspluto67 December 15, 2017 at 10:02 am #

    I suspect the hysteria won’t out-live the financial hurricane that the nation is blundering into.

    I’m not so sure about that. The endless showers of printed money from various central banks have proven awfully effective at forestalling your hurricane so far!

    • FincaInTheMountains December 15, 2017 at 10:11 am #

      This time, it is going to be different – instead of further inflating dollar pyramide, there is going to be, God permit, the managed deflation of it.

      Unless, of course, the Hillary’s flying monkeys will take over and ruin the economy ala Lehman Brothers in 2008.

      They’re dying to take their sweet revenge on American people.

      • Ol' Scratch December 15, 2017 at 10:49 am #

        Deflation is rarely if ever easily “managed.” Exponential debt based economies simply don’t work in reverse unless the debt holders are willing to take a managed considerable haircut on their “winnings.” And as we’ve seen since 2008 in the most recent example, that’s NEVER on the table.

        • FincaInTheMountains December 15, 2017 at 11:34 am #

          It could easily be managed, when you finally take control of the nation’s law enforcement and intelligence agencies.

          Time to Expropriate the Expropriators!

          Those juicy offshore accounts seem very appealing!

          • Ol' Scratch December 15, 2017 at 12:01 pm #

            I’ll believe it when I see it. It will take someone comparable to Putin to do it.

  5. PeteAtomic December 15, 2017 at 10:10 am #

    An interesting juxtaposition is the contrast of the ‘trans-men’ (non-biological men who are bio women) and how they are “good”, while all these despicable biological men are causing all the trouble in the country. How dare they!

    Or maybe the real question is, why aren’t we all just women! LOL

    • Georges1202 December 15, 2017 at 10:14 am #

      I believe we will evolve to a species of women with a semen gland that will be called upon to squeeze out another ‘consumer’

      • pequiste December 15, 2017 at 10:39 am #

        Great visual there Georges.

        What you are suggesting is quite close to the actual plan of the Evil Fuckers. Which is, if you haven’t guessed by now is to reduce men to male drones; make the bulk of the population female workers; and have the pick of the genetically modified crop of prime fecund female specimens for breeding all to themselves.

    • Shitburner December 15, 2017 at 2:16 pm #

      There’s this whole(foods?) cult of the ‘trans-men’ also known as “SOY boys” — be aware of the “dirty looks” you may get from the “witches” when you order meat.

  6. JMR December 15, 2017 at 10:14 am #

    I’m not a fan of any of the current politicians, but the whole Roy Moore compared to Al Franken thing just makes me shake my head in bewilderment.

    As far as I can tell Facebook has become a cesspool of partisan politics of the worst kind. Democratic friends are posting petitions to convince Al Franken not to resign even though there is actual photographic evidence of his past misdeeds that he admitted to. All the while they are lambasting Roy Moore and patting themselves on the back that he lost the Alabama election (And what kind of white backward hicks would vote for such a man? Even though he has denied the questionable allegations against him that are just that — accusations, not a conviction).

    All of this is communicated through nonsensical memes, of course, which have no basis in reality. One of the founders of Facebook recently came out claiming that he believes FB is destroying society as we know it. I have to agree with him.

    • newworld December 15, 2017 at 10:57 am #

      Moore grew up in Alabama of the 50s and 60s which might as well been Alabama of 1910. So he leaves that goes to West Point then Vietnam and comes back thinking nothing has changed and he was wrong.

      18 year old girls were still girls and when they went to college they remained in the girl cliques which keeps them immature.

      He figured that out to some respect and then found one of age just past the extended adolescence brought about by modernity and he has been happy ever since. His accusers on the other hand have paid the price for listening to the feminists.

      • Elrond Hubbard December 15, 2017 at 11:27 am #

        What price? I can’t tell what you’re referring to.

        • Janos Skorenzy December 15, 2017 at 1:57 pm #

          That they (you) aren’t really men, merely males. And you hate real men and by extension, all organic society and of course, your own history, nation, culture and of course, Race.

          You would actually give back the Americas to the Indians. And of course, you think that Muslims taking over Europe is the height of virtue. The contradiction between these two propositions (one group of natives have inviolable rights and the other has none at all) simply don’t faze you. The real point is sacrificing Whites to the Moloch of Marxist Morality.

          • Elrond Hubbard December 15, 2017 at 4:27 pm #

            Interjecting fascist waka-waka is unhelpful, and I still don’t get it. I think newworld needs to answer this one.

            newworld: by Moore’s ‘accusers’ are you referring to the women who say he pursued them when they were young teens, or are you referring to members of the general public who chose to believe the accusations? And what was the price?

    • PeteAtomic December 15, 2017 at 12:50 pm #

      Good post JMR

    • outsider December 15, 2017 at 1:01 pm #

      JMR,

      What photographic evidence? In the photo in question, Franken, still a comedian at the time, ‘pretended’ to have his hands cupping Leeann Tweeden’s breasts. It seemed pretty clear that he was not touching them. If he had been, would that not have woken her up? Was it in poor taste -YES. Should that have cost him his job – I don’t think so. As for the sloppy unwanted kiss – that’s pretty much a he said/she said.

      • JMR December 15, 2017 at 1:29 pm #

        Yup that’s the photo I’m referring to. And you’re right, it’s a pretty ridiculous photo (not really becoming of a Senator) but something convinced Franken to resign, no one forced him too. I think he knew more was going to be coming down the pike. I think a lot of this is overblown in almost all these cases, but that’s just my opinion. The biggest red flag though is that Franken admitted his guilt, while Moore has maintained his innocence, yet to liberals Moore is the evil one and somehow Franken should exonerated.

        At any rate, my point was that there’s a double standard on both sides of the aisle. If it’s my guy it’s okay, but if it’s the other guy he’s the devil incarnate.

        • Ishabaka December 15, 2017 at 6:57 pm #

          This is a common theme I’m hearing “Convict him based on my psychic powers – I think, therefore he is guilty!”
          JMR – if I think you are a two-headed nanny goat – does that make it so?

  7. Zoltar December 15, 2017 at 10:19 am #

    It’s also a damned shame for the left to sacrifice Tavis Smiley – a wise and temperate spokesperson the black community can ill afford to lose.

    • K-Dog December 15, 2017 at 11:12 am #

      Damn, Tavis too! Say it isn’t so!

      PBS is “indefinitely” suspending distribution of the late-night talk show “Tavis Smiley” after multiple misconduct allegations emerged against the show’s 53-year-old host, PBS announced Wednesday.

      While a statement from a PBS spokeswoman did not say what sort of misconduct was alleged, “PBS News Hour,” on its website, said the allegations involved “sexual misconduct.”

      The irony is that all the targets with ruined careers who may as well just put a gun to their heads and end it all now, are all anti-Trump. With the exception of Moore who is a caricature of the hated southern good old boy. Going after that septuagenarian chunk of beef jerky requires no explanation. However perhaps the sophomoric motivations behind the national witch hunt break down if the intended target is not sufficiently anti-Trump in the general case.

      It is at times like these one can realize that a world run by blue haired women and men who do not know they are men would not be any better than what we have now.

      • Ishabaka December 15, 2017 at 7:09 pm #

        As Dr. Jordan Peterson says – if the results do not seem to fit the stated objective – perhaps the results ARE the REAL objective. As far as I can see, the results are the public pillorying of any possible man.

    • JMR December 15, 2017 at 11:30 am #

      NPR and PBS are beyond ridiculous. Tavis, like Moore, is proclaiming his innocence. I had no idea so I read about it after you posted. It sounds to me like he had affairs with some of his co-workers and now that is somehow being construed as sexual harassment.

      Maybe if they keep suspending their celebrities people will stop listening and watching and then cutting their funds from the federal budget won’t be such a big deal. Good riddance.

      • outsider December 15, 2017 at 1:10 pm #

        I just found out last night about Smiley while watching Tucker Carlson. Apparently Smiley is saying that whatever happened was all consensual. And he seems to be fighting mad. By going after a powerful black man these current day Puritans may have gone too far. Racism has now come into play. Remember: Black Lives Matter!

        • JMR December 15, 2017 at 1:32 pm #

          I hope he does fight back. I’m not a fan, but someone needs to take a stand against this ridiculous witch hunt and firings and suspensions based on accusations alone. If they want to give these men some sort of due process, then fine, we’ll find out if they are guilty or innocent of their alleged crimes. Otherwise our justice system is supposed to work on the premise of innocent until proven guilty.

          • K-Dog December 16, 2017 at 10:46 am #

            Our justice system has no provisions for separating a man from his job so there is no point in any of these accusations actually being brought into a court. Statutes of limitations apply and trying to decide what laws are actually broken if any is a problem. Accusations which are made anonymously are double chicken-shit.

            The Confrontation Clause of the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides that “in all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right…to be confronted with the witnesses against him.” Generally, the right is to have a face-to-face confrontation with witnesses who are offering testimonial evidence against the accused in the form of cross-examination during a trial”

        • Shitburner December 15, 2017 at 2:33 pm #

          Outsider: “Black Lives Matter!” Ms Anita Hill is back and apologies are coming in from the likes of ?
          So the way all this is going maybe ol Mike Pence is right about not being “alone in a room” with any woman that’s not your wife. Muslims essentially say the say thing. So I am ready for all male schools and all female schools paid for on the public dime. What will happen to the trans-folk you may ask, I don’t know.
          I suggested this to some Black students and they said it would turn them gay to be away during school hours from “the females.”

    • Janos Skorenzy December 15, 2017 at 1:59 pm #

      He’s a big time White Hater. Good riddance to the least smiling person I’ve ever seen. Hope West goes down too. The end of another minstrel show of hate.

      • malthuss December 15, 2017 at 3:07 pm #

        He’s a big time White Hater–How so?
        What about the ugly Black man with the show and books?

        Not Cornel.
        Not TeNahisi Coates [courtesty of White money he moved to Paree].
        the other guy.

        Not the gal who said kill yt, New York Times bestseller Sister Souljah returns to the story of Midnight, a young Muslim man fighting the evils he faces in Brooklyn, in her third installment of this saga.

        I cant find his name.

  8. DrTomSchmidt December 15, 2017 at 10:31 am #

    But then, the Republican Party ought to be on suicide watch, too, as it debates a stupendously mendacious tax reform bill that will only shove the country closer to financial meltdown.

    Would love to see a JHK Analysis of this next week. I’ve argued here that the Central feature is the move to Chained CPI, allowing bracket creep to increase taxes paid while eroding the value and number of Social Security dollars paid. Although, given that the median household income is like 50k and the lowest tax bracket (12%) extends up to 90K, the bracket creep will mostly denuded the blue states.

    Any bill that cuts taxes now so you can buy more real assets before the great inflation implied by Chained CPI takes place is probably an opportunity we all ought to take advantage of.

    • malthuss December 15, 2017 at 10:36 am #

      Any bill that cuts taxes now so you can buy more real assets before the great inflation implied by Chained CPI takes place is probably an opportunity we all ought to take advantage of.

      I have been waiting for a looooooooooooooooooooooong time for the collapse.
      What can I do to protect myself?
      The biggest step would be to move to the country or leave USA for ‘that idyllic somewhere else.’

      • Ol' Scratch December 15, 2017 at 10:44 am #

        There’s a market for ‘idyllic somewhere else’s’ just like most things, and its mostly been exploited by the rich already, although many of them are not likely to be so idyllic after all when the shit finally hits the fan. For most Americans of average means, parts of Mexico, Central America, or South America are still probably your best bets, although the adjustments to your lifestyle will still be severe for most. But the best advice is that exporting your American lifestyle somewhere else is seldom practical or advisable, and who would want to anyway?

      • elysianfield December 15, 2017 at 11:45 am #

        Malthuss,
        The majority of the citizens of the world do not like Americans, and for many good reasons. The rule of law is eroding in America, but is little evinced, if at all, in the foreign countries mentioned.

        Move to a rural area…like Josephine County, circa 1970. If you have a trade…tool up…if you have neighbors, try to befriend the right-thinking ones…rat hole a bit of food, ammunition, and over the counter medication. Spend your remaining days learning skills, like beer and wine making…learn to enjoy the simple things in life.

        • outsider December 15, 2017 at 1:21 pm #

          elsy,
          Interesting that “learning skills, like beer and wine making” was near the top of your list. You have your priorities straight. There will definitely be a market for booze in the coming “World Made by Hand.”

  9. malthuss December 15, 2017 at 10:33 am #


    Even though hundreds of death threats called into Jewish centers last year were shown to be carried out by an Israeli-American teenager living in Israel, the House just voted 402-2 in favor of the “Combating Anti-Semitism Act of 2017” to expand hate crime laws and penalties against “religiously affiliated institutions.”

    The only two congressmen to vote against the act were libertarian republicans Justin Amash and Thomas Massie who have actual principles and care about the Constitution.

    The Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council on Monday praised the passage of the bill”

    renegadetribune.com/house-passes-combating-anti-semitism-act-2017-expand-hate-crime-laws-penalties/

    • Janos Skorenzy December 15, 2017 at 2:03 pm #

      What utter cowards and scumbags. Selling their own people down the river for bux.

  10. Ol' Scratch December 15, 2017 at 10:37 am #

    Great observations this morning Jim! A more obvious campaign of half-truths, conjecture, disinformation, and downright lies we haven’t been subjected to since 9-11 and the run up to the GWOT, which is saying something in the current house of mirrors media environment. One of the many advantages of having a wholly-owned and completely docile and subservient media on board is that TPTB can just go into full scale nuclear barrage mode when all else fails, hurling manufactured shit by the front end loader bucket load into the media fan and standing back to capitalize on the tasty nuggets that inevitably stick to public walls. You have to grudgingly admire their tenacity and sheer resoluteness in this massive psyops campaign, even as you shake your head at the utter gullibility and stupidity of a large part of the American populace, none more so than the tender snow flakes who have evidently fallen under the spell of the Wicked Witch from New York and her now desiccated, walking stiff, formerly serial rapist husband. This should all make for a fun and exciting 2018, serving its rightful and intended purpose of keeping the sheep distracted as the voracious raping, looting, and pillaging of the world economy by the many elite wolves continues apace.

    • malthuss December 15, 2017 at 10:56 am #

      Its not ‘the riche’ that own the Media. Its a bit more narrow a group.

    • elysianfield December 15, 2017 at 11:49 am #

      “and her now desiccated, walking stiff, ”

      Nick O Demus,
      He appears to be a walking stiff because the old satyr IS walking stiff….

      • Ol' Scratch December 15, 2017 at 11:59 am #

        He’s a walking hard on! Nice!

  11. wm5135 December 15, 2017 at 10:44 am #

    “I suspect the hysteria won’t out-live the financial hurricane that the nation is blundering into.” J.H. Kunstler

    Mr. K. you still have more hope than I. Being an old cracker, in conversation the ” is blundering into” would probably be phrased “has blundered into”.

    Thank you for your thoughts,
    wm

  12. trypillian December 15, 2017 at 10:47 am #

    DT’s bellicose behavior is further demonstrated by flexing phallic missles muscles. Impotence on essential infrastructure and humanist ideals are sacrificed because of ‘missle envy’. Although I enjoy the ‘Keystone Cops Syndrome’ exhibited daily as great entertainment, the root cause is self-evident from my point of view.

    • Ol' Scratch December 15, 2017 at 10:54 am #

      I suspect more and more that Trump is simply playing a part, for which he’ll be nominated for a legacy Oscar one day. He’s quite the villain!

    • Majella December 17, 2017 at 8:44 pm #

      Between DT’s age, his appalling diet and his BMI, it’s unlikely that he can get a decent boner anymore…still – that doesn’t necessarily crush his libido not his clear desire to ‘stick one up someone’ – it may just have to be North Korea.

  13. malthuss December 15, 2017 at 10:55 am #

    JHK, I found this at you tube, X22;

    The U.S. has built 10 x the amount of retail square footage per capita that Germany has up to this point.

    Germany has plenty of retail space for what they need and the U.S. needs to correct.

    Grocery where I live is under served w/ a Publix going to open in the spring to help w/ that. Can’t get a parking spot in the Krogers here. Walmart was almost out of carts. Yes, it’s the run up to the holidays. But where I lived in Florida was even worse this time of year.

    The real threat is the palistination of California and certain parts of Texas that has been ongoing using weather warfare. People who don’t live in those areas need to help expose this because you’re next.?

  14. K-Dog December 15, 2017 at 10:59 am #

    The wholesale un-personing of “powerful men” in the arts, media, and politics for sex “crimes” ranging from rape to stealing a kiss communicates a hunt up the food-chain that leads to the Golden Golem of Greatness tweeting his wicked id out in his White House lair.

    This is the position I have advocated for a couple of months now. I originally tried to figure out what was happening back then and kept coming up with the same answer. Misplaced anger against Trump. Then I would tell myself, no that is not it, people can’t be that stupidly shallow. There must be another explanation. Such brain dead knee-jerk illogic and simplicity is an insult to the human condition. I kept going in this tight logical loop stuck on the nobility of man until finally I broke out my own stupidity and admitted that yes that is the actual truth.

    People really are that stupid and there is no Santa Cause.

    • Janos Skorenzy December 15, 2017 at 2:07 pm #

      Yet you still revert to Liberal Tribal Thinking the second some Black criminal is shot for attacking the police. You still haven’t awakened about Black conmen MLK or Mandela either.

    • Janos Skorenzy December 15, 2017 at 5:34 pm #

      So how is this going to change your political philosophy? Don’t tell me you’re going to stick with one man one vote Democracy. By your own words, this is simply rule by the stupid.

  15. malthuss December 15, 2017 at 10:59 am #

    Runaway inflation will apply to everyone.

    • thenuttyneutron December 15, 2017 at 11:07 am #

      This depends on the currency that you decide to put your “wealth” into. I am not talking about bitcoin either.

      • ozone December 15, 2017 at 12:25 pm #

        neutron,
        Yes, consider an ounce of gold.
        Waaaaay back in the 1800’s, an ounce of gold would buy you a fine suit of clothes; as of now, an ounce of gold will buy you a fine suit of clothes. (Think: the amount of dollars that ounce represented/represents.)

        • BuckP December 15, 2017 at 2:34 pm #

          Great comment! To go further, 2000 years ago a Roman could buy a tunic, toga, leather belt and sandals for an ounce of gold.
          Conversely in the USA, the median home price in 1963 was $17,000, the median home price in 2017 is $312,000. In 1950, the cost of child birth was about $80, the cost to deliver a child today is $8300.
          “Gold is money and nothing else”
          J.P. Morgan

          Fiat dollars are legal tender and not a storehouse of value or real money. Every day we Americans should thank the Saudis and other OPEC nations for selling their oil using petrodollars, which keeps our house of cards from tumbling down.

          • GreenAlba December 18, 2017 at 6:13 am #

            “In 1950, the cost of child birth was about $80, the cost to deliver a child today is $8300.”

            The more fool you. I had two and had no upfront cost whatsoever, as I’ve paid my taxes all my life. Americans seem to suffer from Stockholm syndrome. None of which makes the NHS perfect, far from it – it’s underfunded. But what you like to call ‘socialised medicine’, we prefer to call ‘civilised behaviour’ (and yes, that’s how we spell it).

  16. Ol' Scratch December 15, 2017 at 11:04 am #

    Well, if Trump’s not faking it, he’s definitely wandering into dangerous waters now:

    About To Talk At FBI, Trump Slams The Agency, Opens Door To Pardoning Flynn

    npr.org/2017/12/15/570868360/after-months-of-withering-criticism-trump-prepares-to-visit-fbi

    “On his way to Quantico, Va., to speak at the FBI’s National Academy, President Trump stopped to tell reporters, “It’s a shame what’s happened with the FBI,” and “you have a lot of very angry people that are seeing it.”

    Trump asserted that “we’re going to rebuild the FBI” after what he described as “really, really disgraceful” documents, presumably the text messages that the Justice Department provided Congress this week in which a senior agent described candidate Trump as an “idiot” and made other political remarks in the course of the presidential campaign.

    Trump also opened the door to pardoning Michael Flynn, his former national security adviser, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI last month.

    “I don’t want to talk about pardons with Michael Flynn — yet,” Trump said. “We’ll see what happens. Let’s see”

    • thenuttyneutron December 15, 2017 at 11:23 am #

      Trump will have plenty of cover from the shenanigans of Mueller and his team of fuck ups. The left have only themselves to blame for the epic lose in 2016. Had the DNC put up any one but HRC, I think that they would have won. Kunstler likes to point out that he did not vote for HRC and that is a noble protest that really does not affect the outcome in a state like NY. I wonder if he would have voted the same way if he was a resident of Ohio?

      I will start caring about Trump’s behavior when I see justice and the rule of law upheld for everyone else. Since HRC was not prosecuted for her crimes, does this mean that double jeopardy does not apply? Send the case to a grand jury and serve up some justice. Get a special prosecutor in for dealing with the FBI employees. I am sure that there are enough transgressions of the law to put many of the management at the FBI behind bars.

      Once all the above actions are complete, I will be open to discussing Trump’s presidency. Like it or not, he was legally elected. Tough shit to those that are going insane about his win, this is called blow back. The “little” people and deplorables saw through the bullshit of HRC and had no other choice but to vote for the “other person”.

      • outsider December 15, 2017 at 1:50 pm #

        Why is Mueller’s witch hunt still in existence? Due to the revelations about HRC partisans like FBI official Peter Strzok, who ensured that Hillary would not be prosecuted, this investigation has been hopelessly compromised. If Mueller had any principles he would immediately shut it down, with sincere apologies, and not waste another taxpayer dollar.

        • capt spaulding December 15, 2017 at 2:09 pm #

          Look at Mueller’s record of service: Marine Corps, Long Range Reconaissance, and the rest, and then repeat your bullshit. At least he put his own ass on the line. Did you ever do that? Or do you restrict yourself to being a keyboard commando?

          • outsider December 15, 2017 at 5:14 pm #

            I don’t know why you made this so personal, capt. Actually, I did put “my own ass on the line” as an enlisted man during the Vietnam Era, but was sent to Europe instead. Just the luck of the draw. Most Vietnam Era vets never went ‘Nam anyway. (I could have told you I was a disabled combat vet with a purple heart who’d lost a leg, but I’d never lie about my military service). Since I retired, though, I’m more the keyboard commando type, like most who comment here.

            As for my comment about Mueller’s witch hunt, my remarks still stand.

          • Janos Skorenzy December 15, 2017 at 5:38 pm #

            None of that gives him the right to shit on us now. We’ve been through this with John McCain for decades. Being tough (if McCain even is) isn’t the same as being right, or good, or a lot of things. You guys don’t get it because you don’t want to get it. This is the mentality that leads to cops making citizens crawl and beg for their lives.

            Mueller is hopeless compromised and should have recused himself at the very least.. The whole investigation is bullshit and the investigators need to be investigated. They’re all part of Clinton Cabal – which hates military men with a passion.

        • windward December 17, 2017 at 7:50 am #

          Why aren’t you people reading the Palmer Report? It would save you a lot of embarrassment in the not-so-distant future.

  17. newworld December 15, 2017 at 11:04 am #

    The great hysteria will come to sputtering end when the normal women have had enough of the crazy women and their nice white liberal enablers.

    But for now the crazies are intimidating enough to normal women for it to keep them quiet. Forget about American men we are getting exactly what we asked for, and I’m speaking of conservative white men and their little sweet darling princesses who were never told NO.

    Hysteria consumes large amounts of energy from a person they always sputter to a close. Take the black church burning hysteria, probably more crappy buildings burning today then back then, probably more denominations eyeball deep in debt they cannot payback and Jesus Fire from heaven burns down their church building, but there is no hysteria, we don’t have the personal energy to burn.

    • K-Dog December 15, 2017 at 11:29 am #

      “The great hysteria will come to sputtering end when the normal women have had enough of the crazy women and their nice white liberal enablers.”

      More wishful thinking I fear. Hysteria will burn itself out but it may be because so many men will be losing their jobs without the unnecessary informality of being accused of wanting (the bigger crime) to put, or having actually put their penis inside a woman forty years ago. They will just be getting a pink slip, no explanations required. No more work for you sucker.

  18. SteveO December 15, 2017 at 11:22 am #

    “He also represents the widespread disappointment with the poor job that the remaining men in charge of things have done in recent decades caretaking this polity.”

    You make it sound as if this was done because of ineptitude. It was by design.

    Trump is here because the Republican party has spent the last 40+ years (the period known as the Reagan revolution) promising “morning in America” – a return to the days when a man could drop out of high school and go to work on an assembly line making enough money to keep a wife at home an raise a few kids. Not only have the politicians not delivered, they have made things worse. Consciously or unconsciously the people voted for Trump in revenge for the smooth talking, politically correct, globalists who have strip-mined the country for wealth in Washington DC, New York and San Francisco.

    The Republicans have very effectively orchestrated one of the largest, if not the largest, wealth transfer to the rich in history. The people who have seen their wealth being stripped from them struck back in the only way they knew how – elect the person that pisses off the establishment, the coastal elites and the heads of both parties.

    • thenuttyneutron December 15, 2017 at 11:28 am #

      “Consciously or unconsciously the people voted for Trump in revenge for the smooth talking, politically correct, globalists who have strip-mined the country for wealth in Washington DC, New York and San Francisco.”

      Bullshit. Many people voted for Trump because he was the “other guy” when looking at HRC. The DNC gambled and lost when they tried to push her to the Oval office.

      • JMR December 15, 2017 at 11:35 am #

        That’s why I voted for him. I’m convinced we would have been in a shooting war with Russia, Syria and Iran by now if HRC had won.

        • FincaInTheMountains December 15, 2017 at 11:40 am #

          Shooting war? You wish! All 10 minutes of it.

          Hillary’s flying monkeys even now keep provoking the nuclear exchange between two Nations that defeated the Nazi Germany in WWII.

        • thenuttyneutron December 15, 2017 at 11:48 am #

          that might still happen. Did you read about Iran’s warning to the US about our forces in Syria?

          What amazes me is that we have so many people itching to get into a war with Iran yet they would be unwilling to send their own kids over there to fight. How many people would we have to lose in a hot war with Iran before the American public turned on the leaders? Until we see body bags, the public will support wars overseas.

          What happened with North Korea? Are we going to continue this insanity about resuming the Korean war? Let us say the odds of getting hit by one of their special missiles is only 1%. Is that a risk anyone would be willing to take? What if they fry our large transformers with an EMP generated from their special missiles. Who here would be willing to risk that?

          America needs to wake up and figure out how to get along with other countries. Eventually someone is going to take a swing at us because they are backed into a corner and it is going to really hurt.

          • JMR December 15, 2017 at 1:50 pm #

            To his credit, Trump did cut off the CIA program of supplying the “moderate rebels” with weapons which I believe helped the Russians and Syrians to finally win. Yes, I saw the Iranian warning, but I can’t imagine that Trump is going to want to go to war with Iran over Syria especially since he said he wanted to help the Russians win there, which he basically did. Hillary on the other hand promised to create a no-fly zone over Syria which certainly would have led to a conflict with the Russians and Syrians.

            As far as North Korea is concerned, everyone was convinced that Trump would have us in a nuclear war by now, but that hasn’t happened. It certainly doesn’t mean that it can’t of course, and what happens from here is anyone’s guess.

            I agree with you, the only way the Korean situation is going to be resolved is if we get the hell out of South Korea and let the two nations work out their problems among themselves. But until we stop meddling this is going to go on forever or until something really horrible happens.

            The problem I think is there are too many rogue elements in our government in the military and CIA and the president doesn’t have complete control over them. But I’m more hopeful than I have been over the past 16 years that we may have a president who is at least trying to keep us out of more wars, and may even get us out of some of the current ones. Maybe I’m too optimistic, but it’s at least a different direction than Bush and Obama took us.

        • K-Dog December 15, 2017 at 11:48 am #

          War, a forgivable reason but still he is your president not mine.

          It may have not been an all out war but neo-liberals do need to replenish their coffers and that is what wars are good for. A long drawn out period of tension with incidents where a few soldiers die would however have served their purposes just as well. Sanctions to give American corporations an unfair competitive advantage would be in place to stand in for an actual war.

          Sort of like now but more so.

      • Janos Skorenzy December 15, 2017 at 2:12 pm #

        And they wanted the “other guy” because of what Steve said. Hillary represents all that is wrong in our System, and that includes both parties.

    • K-Dog December 15, 2017 at 11:39 am #

      elect the person that pisses off the establishment

      Yes, owning golf courses and ceilings laden with gold rococo clutter and wanting to put all people who dissent in jail is sooooooooooo anti-establishment. I’m waiting for the prime time televised special where Trump and Joel Osteen do Ayahuasca together and then discuss compassion, stewardship and the meaning of life.

      How long will I be waiting for this?

      • FincaInTheMountains December 15, 2017 at 11:42 am #

        Anti-establishment is silly. Anti-Clinton coalition sounds a lot better!

        • K-Dog December 15, 2017 at 11:52 am #

          It is a blunderbuss that when aimed at Trump shoots blanks.

      • LagingRunatic December 15, 2017 at 11:52 am #

        “I’m waiting for the prime time televised special where Trump and Joel Osteen do Ayahuasca together and then discuss compassion, stewardship and the meaning of life.”

        This might actually be the best comment I’ve ever read on this site.

        • K-Dog December 15, 2017 at 11:54 am #

          It would be worth watching.

          • Elrond Hubbard December 15, 2017 at 2:05 pm #

            They can do a lot with special effects nowadays. Throw in some porgs and you can make real bank.

      • capt spaulding December 15, 2017 at 2:16 pm #

        Yeah, like Trump has a cabinet full of billionaires who, I’m sure, understand the problems of the middle class. They’re so understanding they are practically social workers. What are we gonna do with a bunch of do gooders like them? Good call K-Dog.

        • K-Dog December 17, 2017 at 12:00 pm #

          One could say that not all billionaires are created equal but the ones Trump has licking his balls are pretty equal, you are correct, they are all at the same level on the social worker index.

          “Who is more likely to lie, cheat, and steal—the poor person or the rich one? It’s temping to think that the wealthier you are, the more likely you are to act fairly. After all, if you already have enough for yourself, it’s easier to think about what others may need. But research suggests the opposite is true: as people climb the social ladder, their compassionate feelings towards other people decline.”

          Actually for me it is more than tempting. It is how I actually see things. Personally the better off I am the more capital and time I have to be compassionate to others. There are issues when science collides with philosophy; wealth corrupts those who can’t conceive of having enough and this is a common affliction. Experiments can’t (or don’t) screen for philosophical orientation. Understanding the difference between needs and wants is also key to developing an appropriate perspective with which to deal with reality.

          Trump is obviously in a different league where his wants have become needs and his needs are more important than your needs which were never wants to begin with.

          Food, clothing, shelter, health care are the only real needs. Everything else can be supplied by friends and is free. Throw in a bit more to finance the needs of an interest or skill of your choice; a hobby. For most hobbies the added expense should not sent the ‘needed’ amount into the stratosphere. Woodworkers can only use so many tools. Once they have what they need they need no more.

  19. JohnAZ December 15, 2017 at 11:41 am #

    In the Constitution, the principle of ex post facto protects citizens from being prosecuted for crimes that the law did not exist when the transgression occurred. Why are men who acted like men in the 1900’s allowed to be prosecuted for “crimes” that even public morality “winked” at then. The change is the new found respect that women have acquired in the past 20 years or so. If the “law” has changed, ex post facto protects the people involved. Blue women should be spending their time developing a code of conduct for relations between the sexes instead of trying to crucify men for “crimes” committed when the standards were different. On the job training for gender behavior does not work well!

    • Elrond Hubbard December 15, 2017 at 12:06 pm #

      Well, just imagine if “blue women” did as you said and developed a code of conduct for relations between the sexes. Suppose they then rolled it out in the absence of anything like the current kerfuffle to set the table. Think a lot of people would sit down to eat their meal, or even notice? If there’s a problem, then awareness has to be raised first before something can be done about it. That’s if there’s a problem.

    • Janos Skorenzy December 15, 2017 at 2:16 pm #

      Men think half of women are below average. Women think 80% of men are below average. Which sex is more rational? You really want to let the irrational make the mores for society? Or God forbid, the Laws?

      In any case, natural Women are only interested in 20% of men. One of the great attainments of Western Culture, especially Christian, was to push this back so most men could get married. Better for them and better for women. Despite what they “feel”, being part of a big man’s harem isn’t so great….

    • elysianfield December 15, 2017 at 5:33 pm #

      “Blue women should be spending their time developing a code of conduct for relations between the sexes instead of trying to crucify men for “crimes” committed when the standards were different”

      John,
      Many, many women are driven principally by emotion..logic as you suggest might not be the sex’ strong suit. Subjectivity reigns. An event that might have been consensual years back, becomes an outrage in the mind of a woman who is unhappy and/or unfulfilled.

      “…That sonofabitch is gonna be a Senator? Why, I remember back in ’82 when he….”

      • K-Dog December 16, 2017 at 11:31 am #

        I doubt any of ‘That sonofabitch is gonna be a Senator? is going on.

        The thought of a woman who was genuinely wronged keeping her secrets through thick and thin but suddenly deciding to go public years later because a man is going to get a certain job makes no damn sense.

        ‘Driven by emotion not logic’ is a false all inclusive premise that leads to a false conclusion. No offense to you elysian, but that is a common Janos trick we often see in his comments. Make a false statement which sort of sounds good and the incorrect conclusion will also seem to make sense.

        Speculating for reasons to explain the nonsense I understand, I’m just trying to help. Part of the issue here must be that previously such allegations were dismissed as unprovable and possibly not true. Rationality in calmer times resulted in a standard of authenticity required before any accusation could be made public. In other words proof was needed.

        What has changed? Possibly perhaps nothing at all but a willingness to publish unfounded accusations as fact. Trump Trump is our zeitgeist and the end justifies all means so lose your mind and pretend the victim is Trump until by chance the real Trump is sucked into the hysteria after a couple of million of other men lose their jobs.

        Women have always accused men of sexual advances, often for sound reasons, but also for an agglomeration of petty personal reasons having to do with their own personal maladjustments to reality. Truth and lies being at opposite ends of the spectrum there is plenty of room for accusations to be made which lie in between truth and falsity.

        Consider, a man gives a woman attention so he can feel worthy and valid as she returns some attention back to him. This could be a benign and a normal situation where no more may be behind the motivation than a simple desire to establish a positive connection so to enjoy a good conversation. Show some attention and be nice to promote a positive exchange. No leaking of bodily fluids intended at all.

        A woman misinterprets this attention and decides the man is all about getting into her pants. She can do this for her own daddy issues and be totally unaware what she is doing. We are all on auto-pilot half the time, women can be too. From that her memory naturally embellishes so she can believe the reality she has constructed for herself. We all seek consistency and even madness must seem consistent.

        The answer is to leave doors open and not be alone with any woman you do not know very well. Be alone only with women you can trust not to have been deranged by daddies or others. Particularly leave the door open because we are now living in a crazy time when crazy bitches are taken seriously.

        • elysianfield December 16, 2017 at 11:59 am #

          “A woman misinterprets this attention and decides the man is all about getting into her pants. She can do this for her own daddy issues and be totally unaware what she is doing. We are all on auto-pilot half the time, women can be too. From that her memory naturally embellishes so she can believe the reality she has constructed for herself. We all seek consistency and even madness must seem consistent.”

          Dog,
          I think we would be in agreement, for the most part…my post only meant to present a scenario where a successful man, or one on the brink of success, could be seen by a woman who at one time had a liaison that did not end in a marriage offer…what might be considered in a woman/s mind as the gold standard, were she on the hunt.

          The above reference on your post describes the subjectivity that I was poorly attempting to describe. I believe that for men, sex is the motivator, plain and simple. Women, however, view sex as a social contract…and they can be very unhappy if there is no expected result on the vague promises she may have heard during the amorous event…a minor wound left festering.

          Of course, women are not entirely driven by emotion, but emotion often rises to the surface in matters of conflict, perhaps a bit more so than in men…permit me a story;

          Two guys were sitting at a bar, and one was telling the other that he was just thrown out of his own house. The second guy asked him why? The first said…”I don’t know, my wife just went nuts”. The second said…”Well, there must have been a reason”…the first then replied…”No, we were just sitting there talking, and she went nuts!” The second said, …”well, what did you say to her?” The first said…”Nothing really, I told here that I was screwing her sister, and she just went nuts!”

  20. RocketDoc December 15, 2017 at 11:57 am #

    Gender Wars – The Progress Myth – & Evangelical Conservatism. We have here a 3 ring circus of missed opportunities and a failure to communicate. As an Alabama native the Roy Moore dismissal is a relief but nothing really has changed here. We have only proven that the Republicans can find a bad enough candidate. The liberals think we are doing better, the Evangelicals are still certain we live in sin, the hopeful middle plods on hoping their job holds up and counting on the future to be somehow “better”.
    Right thinking women think they can steer the train car of progress better than miscreant men. It’s their time. But I am afraid “nobody’s right if everybody’s wrong”. Women’s progress is not happening unless Men too are along for the ride.
    Without a vision, the people perish and I would have to say the “Vision” is fractured. We all are living in our own virtual reality, our own alternative facts world. We do not agree what America is about or whether it is worth saving.
    Show me the money. And we don’t even realize that we don’t know what THAT is….

  21. FincaInTheMountains December 15, 2017 at 11:59 am #

    Shooting war? You wish! All 10 minutes of it == Finca

    The BBC film “At the headquarters of the Third World War” was shot under the fire order in just a few days and appeared on the screens on February 3, 2016.

    Members of the Queens Privy Council play themselves, deciding the question of the answer to the Russian “aggression” in Estonia, which means support for Russians who rebelled against the Nazi authorities in Estonia in response to the provocations of the Estonian Nazis.

    Word by word the members of the Privy Council of Great Britain, working with the Americans to contain (that is, to scare) Russia, bring the matter to an exchange of tactical nuclear strikes, and then come to the conclusion that Russia could not be contained, and now the fluffy northern animal is rapidly approaching the British Isles.

    And now they sit and decide what order to hand over to the British nuclear submarines in case the British Isles suddenly become unsuitable for life and no one will remain to give that order. And they give the order NOT TO DEAL retaliatory strike against Russia, since British policy was to “contain” rather than destroy Russia failed, and now the senseless murder of Russians will revive nobody in the British Isles.

    I must say that the film made a strong impression on the British and the English society was divided into 3 unequal parts:

    The first part believed that this is exactly what should be done in case it comes to an exchange of nuclear strikes.

    The second part concluded that from the very beginning there was nothing to hold Russia back in the Baltics, if the British are not ready to die for the Baltic states. And now, when Trump published documents confirming Gorbachev’s promise not to expand NATO eastward, this group is so impudent that it demands to fulfill this promise and to expel the former countries of the Soviet bloc from NATO.

    Well, the third group demands to kill all Russians, if the Russians dare to kill the British, and who started first – it does not matter.

    These groups started a discussion in the society, and six months later a referendum on membership in the European Union! And the first two groups voted for Brexit, and the third for the European Union.

    And what did Teresa May do when she came to power?

    Correct, first of all from the rostrum of the parliament she announced that she had just ordered the nuclear submarines Trident to strike if Russia dared to resist deterrence and accidentally destroys Old Good England, along with Britain, the mistress of the seas.

  22. Ludwig Beck December 15, 2017 at 12:08 pm #

    The desperation … by the Democratic Party and its handmaidens in the media has an odor of reckless dishonesty…

    Correct me if I’m wrong, Jim, but I believe you were part of that in 2007 and 2008. I believe your understanding of what was going on then centered on the notion that the Republican Party had been destroyed during the Bush administration or destroyed itself during those years. You had some hope in Obama and still had some faith in the Democrats. You were conned.  History will show Obama to be a mediocre man and a deceptive President. It has only been in the last three years that you seem to realize the Republicans are not quite dead -maybe even on a comeback – and the Democratic Party is just as broken. It is a bicameral effort to screw the American taxpayer.

    It’s okay to support the President while not admiring him. So far, the doomsayers on the left and the breathless,  pink-pussy-hat liberals have been 100% wrong about Trump. Whether it is being the next Hitler, deporting  trannies and Mexicans, or starting World War III.

    Just wrong. And none of them can admit it.

    I didn’t vote for Trump either. I have never admired him. He is obviously part fraud. Welcome to America.

    But I am super glad he won. So far he hasn’t initiated a single significant use of the American military as a solution for anything. You can debate the small surge in Afghanistan. I don’t have the time. I support him as President. I’ll vote for him in 2020 if he runs.

    What the hell do I care where the embassy is? The only people that might suffer are the Israelis. If the Palestinians embark on another intifada, then the repercussions are on them.

    2017 in the United States and the world looked a lot like 2015 and not a lot like Germany in 1934. Sorry to burst everyone’s bubble.

    There is also nothing better than seeing creeps like Charlie Rose, Tom Ashbrook, and Tavis Smiley get burned by this witch-hunt phenomenon they played no small part in creating.

    …but I do have a pretty firm idea of what he represents…

    Do you?

    • JMR December 15, 2017 at 1:56 pm #

      Couldn’t agree more with your assessment of Trump.

      • capt spaulding December 15, 2017 at 2:27 pm #

        Donald Trump is a madman. He is another one elected by the red states, just like GW Bush (a fool), was elected in 2000, and almost destroyed the country. He has almost destroyed any respect that was formerly given to the president, and it won’t stop. The rest of the world mocks him. Sorry, the right wing of the country doesn’t impress me with their choices. Proving yet again the old saying “In a Democracy, you get the government you deserve.” Me, all I can do at this point is just stand by and shake my head. That’s all I can do. The people have spoken, and it’s not very intelligent.

        • malthuss December 15, 2017 at 2:56 pm #

          Peace Prize winner, Barry Sotoreo. 3 bombs an hour.
          And that was for 8 years.

        • JMR December 15, 2017 at 3:23 pm #

          Nothing like Bush and as Malthuss points out, Barry was just a continuation of the war mongering that Bush set into motion, if not worse. And Hillary would have continued it and made it even worse. So what choice did we really have?

          • outsider December 15, 2017 at 5:31 pm #

            At this point in the quickening downward spiral of America, the only intelligent choice is to stay home on election day. Why encourage them when they don’t work for us? As was pointed out above by Malthuss, only two in the House are not slaves to AIPAC.

    • Elrond Hubbard December 15, 2017 at 2:24 pm #

      Ludwig Beck: “So far [Trump] hasn’t initiated a single significant use of the American military as a solution for anything.”

      This is kind of correct, if you don’t count firing cruise missiles at a more-or-less empty airport runway in Syria in a fit of pique over the gassing of civilians.

      Ludwig: “What the hell do I care where the embassy is? The only people that might suffer are the Israelis.”

      If you think so, I’ve got some barracks in Lebanon I’d like to sell you. Only slightly bombed!

    • Janos Skorenzy December 15, 2017 at 5:15 pm #

      He promised to do something about the Mexican Invasion. We are impatiently waiting. Conflating that with Trannies simply show the limits of your seriousness. You like both I assume? Sigh.

  23. ninjablonde December 15, 2017 at 12:30 pm #

    I don’t DO social media… However, is this not #waronwhitemen? Mr Smiley being the exception! Naming this the rape culture works for me! As a female gen x professional the ramifications to us is profound! Have I had unwanted advances, YES! Is that harassment, NO! My significant other is bearing most of this burden.

    Happy Hanukkah JHK!

  24. volodya December 15, 2017 at 1:03 pm #

    Due process? Not happening.

    It would just be unseemly to not swallow everything a woman says. I mean, don’t you believe her? No? Why not? Look at the tears, listen to the quavering voice. Why would she lie? Do you not see her pain? Are you insensitive to her victimization? Are you some knuckle-dragging Neanderthal?

    An obsequious apology? Don’t even think it. What good would it do?

    Advice to the accused: shut your trap, keep it shut, no hemming, no hawing and, above all, NO objections. Don’t even clear your throat. We’re in the age of mob-rule, whether it’s on-campus from the snow-flake contingent, or media pile-ons every time an accusation gets levelled.

    The only acceptable response from the accused is to bare his neck for the blade. He better do it, do it now, because his life from here on in isn’t worth living anyway. As it is his career is done, his family ostracized and, if he utters a peep, he risks a police investigation that requires ruinously expensive legal counsel.

    Come to think of it, if the accused wants to leave his family a few crusts, do what the Romans did, run a warm bath, open his veins and maybe sip a cup of hemlock. As Stalin said, no man no problem. That way his wretched memory will fade and his family can move on – under an assumed name.

    • Ol' Scratch December 15, 2017 at 3:00 pm #

      Better yet, sue for defamation.

      • Ol' Scratch December 15, 2017 at 3:00 pm #

        Make ’em prove it, true or not.

        • Janos Skorenzy December 15, 2017 at 5:18 pm #

          And if caught lying, they must suffer EXACTLY the penalty the man would have suffered if their campaign of slander succeeded. Don’t be weak, Scratch. You just empower the Furies thereby. Justice is Justice. Mercy only comes after if at all.

    • elysianfield December 15, 2017 at 5:51 pm #

      “The only acceptable response from the accused is to bare his neck for the blade.”

      Nice visual. The other option, however is to go Ghetto, or Trump…no apology, but rather a vigorous denial in a very few words…and then go on the offense.

      I must tell a tale upon myself…not necessarily a positive one.

      In the late ’90’s, I was behind an old women, driving 15 miles an hour in a 40 mile an hour zone. We were both going to a convenience market. She slowly turned into the parking lot…I drove around her and parked. In the store she confronted me…three inches from my face, and said “…DO YOU KNOW I HAD MY TWO GRANDCHILDREN IN THE CAR? I NEED A PENCIL TO RECORD YOUR LICENCE NUMBER! I said in a measured voice…”get away from me…and will someone get this women a pencil?”

      You have to read a situation and understand when no dialog is possible. This was the situation when Bernie Sanders was jacked of his mike in front of a crowd…there is no way to attempt dialog with the criminal, the insane or the extremely rude.

  25. PeteAtomic December 15, 2017 at 1:07 pm #

    One thing I’ve noticed that I haven’t thought much about before is the amount of friends of mine who are single or divorced who generally only date non-American women. Men aren’t going to stop dating or finding partners/lovers. They may just not find them in the US. So, its an interesting thing I’ve noticed. I even had one buddy of mine do his last vacation in South America to find a partner. The pics of the women he was gonna meet were all of very attractive, professional women. They were doing pretty darn good in their own countries. Many of them weren’t all that predisposed to moving the US, either, so it wasn’t like they were looking for an “in” into the country.

    Of course, this is all totally anecdotal. I don’t know if there is any hard research out there about US men only dating non-American women. However, maybe one of the next ‘sexual revolutions’ will be a globalization of dating, I don’t know.

  26. Lonely Traveler December 15, 2017 at 1:30 pm #

    Mr. Kunstler’s theory is that all of the sexual harassment allegations are leading up to Dump Trump. I think I agree, but I have absolutely no doubt that all of these allegations are being orchestrated by someone for some reason. There are just too many of them coming too fast for this not to be a coordinated effort. Plus, someone has to have deep pockets to convince all these women to speak out after years of silence. It would cost a fortune just to find these women and encourage them to come forward. The whole Democrat vs. Republican thing certainly adds fuel to the fire, but there’s something else driving this. Grass roots movements just don’t work like this. Finally, I think the time is ripe for this type of thing, because millions of women in America are in need of cash. I do not mean to denigrate those women who have truly suffered at the hands of sleazebags, but this is something else. You are right once again, Mr. Kunstler, but do you believe beyond a shadow of a doubt that it’s all about Dump Trump?

    • PeteAtomic December 15, 2017 at 3:18 pm #

      I’d have to agree with ya there. It seems that this is the new attempt at impeachment, since the Russian story is moribund.

    • Sean Coleman December 15, 2017 at 4:16 pm #

      I disagree with you that all the allegations are being orchestrated. It is hysteria. There was often discussion in the Raccoon Arms, the blog of the late lamented ‘Anna Raccoon’, of the motives of ‘allegators’, especially the women. It seems each one is different: one does it for money, another for attention, this woman wants to blame someone else for the mess she made of her life, that one wants to strike a blow for the Sisterhood and for Victims Everywhere, another gets her ideas from a story in a women’s magazine, another from her therapist, sometimes repressed memories. I would judge it prudent to dismiss ALL serious historical allegations made during a witch hunt as false because this is what experience teaches.

      Nothing can replace examining the individual claims. In the Weinstein witch hunt I only looked at one serious allegation, by an Itialian-Asian model, who turns out to have made similar claims in the past. See the NYT article Weinstein Has a Brush With the Law, or something like that, for this one and be prepared for entertainment. I have read many times in the papers that the allegations “even include rape” but without any further details. One should ask oneself why we aren’t given them. Is it conceivable that anything even half-way plausible would not be all over the media every minute of every day? I barely read the papers and never watch the television news so someone can tell me if I have missed something. The rest of the Weinstein saga is a molehill of trivia and stupidity, usually accompanied by a photograph of the victim in younger, better days laughing or smiling as she places her hand on Harvey’s shoulder.

      As for Trump, did anyone else here look at the sexual assault claims made against him during the election? One of the ‘allegators’ is a Jessica Lees (if memory serves) and she looks like an educated person, but her story is unbelievable (assaulted in the first-class of an aeroplane in front of others). So he compares to Jimmy Savile, the monster Who Groomed A Nation and who committed the most depraved crimes imaginable (if your imagination is limited, that is) In Plain Sight. A notorious Guardian editorial speculated in February 2015 that the reason nobody noticed anything about Savile was that his actions were so wickedly outrageious. Anyone who could ‘orchestrate’ this state of affairs would have to be an evil genius indeed.

      What JHK has spotted and nobody else (from what I have seen) is that the economic collapse will take place in an atmosphere of psychological breakdown. This is just one part of a grand fantasy.

      • 100th Avatar December 15, 2017 at 5:48 pm #

        the media is making it very easy for victims to step forward

        very receptive to any and all stories

        come on ladies, come forth, we’ll support you

        now is your time

      • Elrond Hubbard December 16, 2017 at 9:59 am #

        I’m disappointed in you, Mr. Coleman. Your take on these events seems to amount to across-the-board dismissal based on little more than your own personal incredulity. The word ‘hysteria’ is something to be especially wary of, conflating (as it does) strong emotions with femininity, and femininity with weakness. Words like ‘hysteria’ facilitate bypassing due process, which at least one Republican member of Congress cited as his reason for calling on Sen. Al Franken to repudiate his resignation. Why should due process benefit the accused but not the accusers? ‘One does it for money, another for attention,’ and so forth. At what point do you actually reckon with ‘This one does it because it actually happened’? Facts and evidence ought to play a part.

        It doesn’t cut much ice with me for you to dismiss the phenomenon of sexual harassment (and worse) because you find somebody’s story ‘unbelievable’:

        – If Rose McGowan had told people she was being shadowed and investigated by former Mossad agents because a powerful person (Harvey Weinstein) wanted to control her, people would have questioned her mental state. But that’s exactly what happened.

        – If a woman told you about a man who had lured her into a room, locked the door, then stripped and began masturbating in front of you, how easy would you find that to believe? This is what at least five women confirmed to the New York Times that Louis C.K. had done to them. C.K. has since released <a href=“http://www.vulture.com/2017/11/louis-c-k-masturbation-allegations-a-timeline.html”a statement confirming their claims.

        People (men) who do perverted things like exposing themselves to unsuspecting or subordinate victims are engaging in a power play. They absolutely depend on the discomfort they generate to get away with their behaviour. They depend on it in their victims, which is why we later see photos of the victims next to their victimizer, still trying to make things look normal. And they depend on it in third parties who would rather dismiss the allegations than deal with facts that might make them uncomfortable. Please tell me you understand that, Mr. Coleman.

        • Sean Coleman December 16, 2017 at 3:53 pm #

          Elrond

          “Facts and evidence ought to play a part.”

          Exactly. What facts and evidence do you have that Weinstein committed “serious” crimes such as the rapes which I said had been alluded to in reports but without giving any details. If there was anything in them then why haven’t we heard about them, like 24-7? The other allegations I have heard have been trivial and the middle-aged women making them should be embarrassed.

          Louis C.K. I had never heard of him but I looked it up. There are some strange people in the world. Apparently he said that he had asked the women for permission in advance and assumed, this having been given, that there was no problem. Apparently again (I got this on Wiki so I would not rely on it very much) he admitted that he had abused his ‘power’. Well, I don’t get out much but I would never have put this person on any list of ‘powerful’ men. (Weinstein neither, to be honest.) I wouldn’t pay too much attention to this: perhaps he likes to believe he is powerful. The official reason for Savile’s ability to become invisible and to to travel in time is that he too was too powerful (or rather TOO POWERFUL!!!!!) and his victims were terrified of this POWER, which to someone like me who actually watched and listened to him in his youth is very funny. Jimmy Savile?!

          As for the general value of admissions and apologies, the order of the Sisters of Mercy in Ireland were very quick off the mark to apologize to the woman whom their nun, Nora Wall, had raped. I don’t think they withdrew their apology after it became clear that the woman and the main witness had lied. (They had dropped their guaranteed anonymity to give a press interview, in the course of which one of them claimed she had also been raped ‘by a black man’ in Leicester Square in London. A Kilkenny businessman recognized one of them for having made a sexual allegation against himself and contacted Wall’s defence counsel. It turned out that she had actually been declared an ‘unreliable witness’ and should not have been allowed to give evidence in Wall’s trial, or any other. Such administrative errors are presumably also characteristic of witch hunts. But for the greed and stupidity of their tormentors, many woman (and women too) would still be behind bars, but it is a sure thing that many, many more still are.

          Former journalist Kevin Myers was one of the very, very few who actually stood up for Wall and pointed out (at a time, to quote Flann O’Brien, when it was neither popular nor profitable) that all this resemble a, er, witch hunt. (Myers also once joked that the Sisters of Mercy had no charity and the Sisters of Charity had no mercy, which is a good line, but of course completely untrue. Myers was hounded out of his column with the Sunday Times a few months ago for making one crack too many about the Sisterhood and stereotyping (or whatever the phoney charge is – does it matter?) the Jews.)

          The Weinstein Saga is clearly a witch hunt, albeit a quirky and entertaining one. It being a witch hunt all serious charges should be dismissed. This not being possible legally, of course, they should be treated with extreme scepticism rather than extreme gullibility (or journalistic spinelessness). You seem to think I am “dismissing sexual harassment”. Believe it or not I never said this. It exists of course but for some reason you want to believe I believe it. For me serious sexual crimes are serious while trivial sexual harassment is trivial and often exists only in a mind that has lost its sense of proportion. For example placing your hand inadvertently on a woman’s bare back wouldn’t count as sexual harassment in my book. Perhaps I am old fashioned and lacking in sensitivity.

          No I am talking about historic allegations made during the hysteria of a witch hunt. Imagine you found yourself in the middle of a Jewish progrom and a woman steps forward to claim that she her neighbour ritually killed, cooked and ate her baby (forty years before, of course) but that she was paralyzed at the time by his power and dared not complain. Now you wouldn’t want to be guilty of insensitivity or of trivializing her story but neither would it be a good idea (in the circumstances) to believe her. (#I believe her, #Me too!)

          That Mossad story seems promising. I’ll look it up and it may give me a laugh. Where did you read it? NYT? Washington Post?

          • Sean Coleman December 16, 2017 at 4:02 pm #

            correction: ‘many woman’ should be ‘men’.

            For a proportionate and amusing reaction to an ‘indecent assault’ have a look at this at 1min 40secs:

            youtube.com/watch?v=3uLT1nYuVPw

            Keep it up Elrond. I always enjoy your posts!

          • Sean Coleman December 17, 2017 at 4:46 am #

            Elrond

            Your link does not work but the article is in the New Yorker. (I was close with the NYT and the WP.)

            You say Rose McGowan (whoever she is) was shadowed by ex-Mossad agents “because a powerful person (Harvey Weinstein) wanted to control her.”

            I knew it would turn out to be a load of rubbish so I looked it up. The start is hilarious and had me coughing with laughter. The ‘Ex-Mossad’ female agent with “a German accent” works for a private detective firm and contacted McGowan to say that she too was down with the cause and greatly admired her brave work on behalf of Oppressed Wummen everywhere. It appears that she had also made an allegation about HW and I expect the ‘former Mossad agent’ was insinuating herself into her confidence in the hope of recording an admission that she had exaggerated or invented it. I didn’t finish the article because it then gets tedious and long-winded and the ‘elegant’ New Yorker print font becomes irritating.

            “That’s exactly what happened.” But where was the disturbing story of the POWERFUL MAN seeking to CONTROL his VICTIM?

            I won’t say I am disappointed in you, Elrond, because I am not. The last link of yours I followed, in the wake of Donald Trump’s election, took me to a video of the bass player from Pink Floyd who modestly declared “The Resistance starts here” where I found myself arguing with an anonymous poster who claimed that Trump was racist, against the disabled and whatever. I asked him for evidence to back it up and I am still waiting.

            You need to widen your reading.

          • Sean Coleman December 17, 2017 at 4:54 am #

            Hitchens’s headline this morning: “If a saintly man can be branded a sex abuser none of us is safe.”

            hitchensblog.mailonsunday.co.uk/

            The anonymous accuser of Bishop George Bell, who had made a historic abuse allegation against the CofE prelate going back to the early 50s, said that he had told her: “He said it was our little secret, because God loved me.”

            I pointed out to Hitchens at the time that it was unlikely that an educated man of Bell’s background used such hackneyed (and surely much more recent) clichés.

    • 100th Avatar December 15, 2017 at 5:44 pm #

      This theory was put forth ages ago and by someone else

      *clears throat*

      The left are sacrificing their own most vile

      before the denouement

      the trump card

  27. Men are pretty stupid. They are like pets. Domesticated, then conditioned to serve systems and cultures of domestication.

    Women are ascendent. Society is built by and for the comfort and fulfillment of women.

    Boys get photos to play with so they will have some competence at manipulating objects in the service of women when they are older and fully, institutionally socialized.

    Girls get dolls to play with so they can competently manipulate people when they achieve institutional socialization.

    We’ll keep pumping that oil and mining that lithium because there is no way in hell we are going to sacrifice our effortless lives of automobile convenience and cheap shopping for a lower standard of living.

    • Walter B December 15, 2017 at 2:15 pm #

      Wow G&ITLDSP, your statement is one of the wisest and truth filled Cliff Note description on the subject I have ever heard. Bravo! Your theory was well documented yesterday when I saw a column on RT about an female Egyptian entertained that was supposedly jailed for a video of her licking a banana…

      rt.com/news/412966-egypt-banana-shyma-singer/

      If you are not happy seeing angry Juhadists wave AK-47s over there heads while screaming death to everybody else slogans, check out the disgust-o-meter when watching the open mouthed, starry eyed middle eastern puppets in this video drool like the hungry house dogs that they are. Yes, you are right, it may not be all, but far too many men are domesticated house dogs that will roll over, bark like a dog, and hump your leg if you let them. Perhaps the Marines are right and there ARE only few good men.

    • Ol' Scratch December 15, 2017 at 2:56 pm #

      LOL! This coming from janet’s alter ego, Lil Snack Pack, who names herself after her favorite indulgence. I picture you in a “work” at home internet shill job, laid up on a vinyl covered couch watching the afternoon shock talk show crap, fat cottage cheese thighs glued permanently in place, as you shovel an endless supply of Ding Dongs in your pie hole, all while chattering away compulsively on the comment boards on your sugar coated laptop keyboard. That about right?

      • Women control most of the wealth of America. Women control the majority of household spending. Women have transformed the country coast to coast into safe spaces, filled with an array of tempting products and soothing music. We live lives of unimaginable comfort and security because of the technological and economic advantages gained through sober and skillful manipulation.

        All men have today are lame words and even lamer actions. Women are fully in control.

        Columbia, as shown in JHK’s illustration, represented America before the addled replacement earlier last century of a crazy old man in a carnivalesque suit. Women needed men to build Her country, and at this point are largely surplus. The best men are servants. The best servants provide and maintain this status quo. That is all.

        • Ol' Scratch December 15, 2017 at 4:43 pm #

          Dream on snack queen. Speaking of servants, gonna order you a ball gag with a twinkie inside for Chritsmas and see how long it takes you to eat your way through to the creamy sugary center. Probably better order a pallet load though and see if they’ll set up a monthly (weekly?) recurring delivery!

          amazon.com/Solid-Red-Ball-Gag/dp/B00BQ2XOA4

        • outsider December 15, 2017 at 5:47 pm #

          As the ‘great’ Gloria Steinem once said: “A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.”

          • seawolf77 December 15, 2017 at 6:38 pm #

            I thought that was Bono.

    • elysianfield December 15, 2017 at 6:10 pm #

      Debbie,
      An unvarnished truth, at some level. Men, consciously, rarely understand women…and women (it is difficult to believe), do not understand men either…I am speaking primally.

      I just wish to hell that I understood, as a youth of 18, the dynamic so nakedly put.

      One caveat, however…the dynamic does not apply to all women…only those gifted with beauty. The stupidity of men is more universal.

  28. Walter B December 15, 2017 at 1:54 pm #

    Your observations of the goings on and the consideration that it may all be a part of a “Vast Left Wing Conspiracy” starting by taking out little men and then working the way up to the GG of G himself (Pussy Grabber that he is) is a scenario that I had not considered Jim, but it is a good one. After all, allegations have long ago been targeted at him and once this witch-hunt gains enough steam it may very well be an Assault Too Big to Fail. It is certainly how the demonic sellout Queen Herself likes to operate at least when Arkancide is a not practical. And why not make it a war on ALL men vile disgusting dangly-bit creatures that we all are and solve all of the problems of our political cesspool all at once?

    In a knock down, drag out, blood spilling war of violence the women would not stand a chance, but in a back biting, aspersion casting, vendetta of vengeance, I think the little plastic statue of Jezebel on Hillary Clinton’s dashboard should remind us that men can still lose it all one way or the other. Eternal Rest never sounded so good….

    • Ol' Scratch December 15, 2017 at 2:57 pm #

      Don’t stoop for it Walter. She’s just trolling for responses.

      • Walter B December 15, 2017 at 4:25 pm #

        I understand that. However, women were put in control of America’s households and therefore their expenditures starting back in the late 50’s and 1960’s by the marketing and advertising people and it only made sense. With this trick pulled off through the 100% effectiveness of advertising, the prices charged, the profits realized, and the massive amount of over indebtedness has the USa where we are today. The inabilities of the ladies to understand the dangers of pretty colored plastic cards has made Wall Street wealthy beyond all imagination and the average American household owing more than they will ever be able to pay off.

        They could not have pulled this off without the men allowing it to happen, through distractions by sports, pornography, and chasing their secretaries around the office. In a recent session of the New Jersey Legislature, the Marijuana Legalization Bill passed with almost every single female voting in favor of it. Why? Well the money from taxes and the loans we will be able to take on from this income stream. When it comes to mathematics and finance women are mostly ignorant, although Super Women like Catherine Austin-Fitts, are brilliant exceptions. Unfortunately,most men are simpletons as well when it comes to finances, which is, after all, pretty much just math. This argument can easily be proven by the fact that when American school systems look for math teachers, they are forced to go to foreign countries like India and Pakistan to find qualified individuals. I guess you don’t need math to consume do you? Not unless you want to do it without collapse that is.

        • Janos Skorenzy December 15, 2017 at 5:27 pm #

          Yes, Advertisers cater to Women because they spend more. And they’ve been mocking men for generations. Why? Because women like it! What an ugly reality. Half of the human race hates the other half right from the get go. Needless to say, nothing is worse than letting complainers have power. By definition they are meant to be ruled. Then perhaps their complaints might occasionally have merit.

          In any case, Capitalism shows its incapacity to create a just society again in this area, as in so many others.

          • 100th Avatar December 15, 2017 at 5:41 pm #

            It’s a very patronizing mockery.

            He surely can’t:

            prepare meals, wash the clothes, sweep the floors, clean the dishes, manage the kids… are we right moms?

            Well, are we?

          • seawolf77 December 15, 2017 at 6:37 pm #

            “Unforgiven” is a movie where half the town gets killed in a classic battle of the sexes, and all because a inchoate prostitute laughed at a cow poke’s teesny little pecker.

          • 100th Avatar December 15, 2017 at 8:10 pm #

            Nah dummy, that’s not it. Again, you’re too busy shoving popcorn in your gullet following the plot whilst ignoring the message.

            A government official in breach of fiduciary duty, perhaps nonfeasance, but most likely, malfeasance, decided to turn a blind eye, or let someone off easy, mostly because he was well connected, with the big business in town, the cowboys. Or perhaps he felt like forgiving a man for his sins. He’s been there.

            The protagonist and antagonists all had sordid pasts.
            They are all trying to love past them.
            Start over.
            Even forgiving.

            Yet they are all unforgiven, even those doing the forgiving.

  29. FincaInTheMountains December 15, 2017 at 3:16 pm #

    The shooting of the film “Attack of Light Cavalry” began after the Caribbean crisis, which was preceded by a thermonuclear bomb test that ended the nuclear domination of the United States. And it went to the screens in 1968, right to the events in Czechoslovakia, when the world once again stood on the brink of nuclear war.

    The fact is that the Crimean War was conceived by the Prime Minister of Britain Palmerston as a large-scale military operation to dismember the Russian Empire and destroy Russia as a civilization. In addition to military operations on the entire Black Sea coast, it included an attack on Kronstadt in the Baltic, the bombardment of the Solovetsky Monastery, and the complete destruction of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.

    England can not remember without tears, how all these plans collapsed during the attack of British light cavalry on the position of Russian troops on Sapun Mountain. At the very beginning of the battle of Balaklava, which buried the plan of the Palmerston blitzkrieg, Russian troops unexpectedly killed the Turkish detachment, occupied redoubts with British naval guns and began to take them out. Observing this shame in the telescope, Lord Raglan, commander of the British Expeditionary Corps, ordered a brigade of light cavalry, the cream of the British aristocracy, to attack this redoubt, in order to prevent the removal of guns.

    But Captain Nolan, who transmitted the order, responded to the question of the commander of the cavalry, Lord Lucan, about which positions must be attacked by waving his hand at the position at the end of the three-kilometer valley, which in English historiography is called the “valley of death.”

    This truly providential error led to the fact that 671 proud English dandies, many future members of the House of Lords, flashing their uniforms with insane courage rushed to attack along the valley between Fedyakinsky and Kadykoy heights occupied by Russian infantry and artillery.

    159 cavalrymen perished immediately from the flank fire, and in total two-thirds of the personnel were put out of action, and the majority forever. Such losses British aristocracy did not know since the Wars of the Red and White Roses. Only the Knights Templar meeting in Jerusalem’s King David hotel in 1946 can compare with it, which, it must be thought, also did not happen without the participation of historical Russia and its Georgian Tsar.

    Meanwhile, the Irish and Scottish troops proved themselves in the Balaclava battle on the better side, which allowed Palmerston, despite the apparent failure of the whole campaign, to declare this battle won. This caused truly tectonic changes in English society, as a result of which the English middle and working class began to demand ever greater political influence, and the English aristocracy, having failed to recover from such a large loss of young men, heirs of tradition, began to lose its influence and dissolve in middle class.

    youtube.com/watch?t=46&v=Vuhec_llrGw

    • CancelMyCard December 15, 2017 at 7:17 pm #

      Knock the thread

      COMPLETELY

      off-track much?

      WTF???????????

      • pequiste December 15, 2017 at 8:07 pm #

        That’s our Finca.

        Prolific CFNer, erudite, well researched, strongly opinionated, and so often meandering to the far tangential reaches of the known galaxy. The Delta quadrant as it were.

        Maybe it’s that 180 proof hooch he brews up down there in the islands matched with some primo ganja (which is vehemently denied.) Possibly it’s those chicas Dominicanas: YOWZAA.

        I’m just speculating, of course, on the causal agent for his predilection.

        • 100th Avatar December 15, 2017 at 8:18 pm #

          The homeless guy screaming at the sidewalk… and hearing the same sidewalk’s replies.

          So crazy and fried in his own self-absorbed world.

          Cray-cray yo

          just cray-cray

        • FincaInTheMountains December 15, 2017 at 10:50 pm #

          True happiness is when you’re being understood

        • ozone December 16, 2017 at 10:27 am #

          Finca is deleriously happy when musing upon the incisive and incomparably intelligent “internal dialogue” he endlessly indulges in.
          (…And I do mean, delerious.)

  30. seawolf77 December 15, 2017 at 3:55 pm #

    Casinos are washing machines for money, and that being said when Trump bought 3 casinos in Atlantic City on junk bonds averaging 15% and just about everyone said he would go belly up and he did, it makes you wonder if that wasn’t the plan all along. Then afterwards he is brought back to life by Russian money, who buy his properties like crazy, loan him money, and license his name in truly sweetheart deals, it makes you think what’s the quid pro quid going on here. Casinos should be made illegal for this reason alone. They turn blood money into clean money.

    • FincaInTheMountains December 15, 2017 at 4:17 pm #

      Then afterwards he is brought back to life by Russian money

      The Russians! The Russians! The Russians!

      youtube.com/watch?t=46&v=Vuhec_llrGw

      • seawolf77 December 15, 2017 at 6:11 pm #

        If it walks like a duck, talks like a duck, and swims like a duck well then probably it’s a goddamn duck. On the other hand, if the Trump campaign wasn’t hip boot deep in Russian doo doo, from Ukranian Manafort, to Jared the Terrible, to Miss Universe Moscow, to Trump’s lips permanently glued to Putin rear end, well there’d be nothing to speculate about.

        • FincaInTheMountains December 15, 2017 at 6:59 pm #

          quack, quack, quack

        • CancelMyCard December 15, 2017 at 7:25 pm #

          Seawolf’s lips are

          permanently glued

          to Hillary Rodham Clinton’s

          hairy, greasy, foul sweaty Ass

          • elysianfield December 16, 2017 at 7:04 pm #

            C My C

            Recoculous! The line is too long, the wait interminable. Wolfie would not be so disposed, and would not wait if he were….

  31. 100th Avatar December 15, 2017 at 5:38 pm #

    The very public debasement of the FBI (another bureaucracy in the bottomless bowl of alphabet soup state policing apparatuses already held in low regard by anyone paying attention) merely reflects the partisanship and politicization of everything in this country.

    Bloods & Crips. No different. Fly your colors and shoot on sight.

    There is no gray.

    No middle ground.

    Only working middle class, and their last effrontery to the elite, a ticking time bomb of a man, will leave everything to ruin.

    One should hope.

    Blood in, blood out.

  32. pequiste December 15, 2017 at 6:27 pm #

    And now for a super great contestant for this week’s Celebrity Perv.

    Russell Simmons, Hip-Hop mogul, accused by several women of rape.

    nydailynews.com/entertainment/women-accuse-russell-simmons-sexual-assault-article-1.3696678

    Not a pinch on the butt, not a boob squeeze, not an unwanted french kiss.

    Nope, full on rape; sort of like what the “music” his company produces glamorizes.

    How nice for him, let’s watch him play the race car on this track.

    So the question that bugs me is – what is the condition that occurs after hysteria?

    I always understood it to be a psychotic state, sort of like California: on fire, jammed with 45 million persons, and decriminalizing a person with H.I.V., having sex with someone and not telling them. That would also be sociopathic.

    So the issue comes to full cycle. A sociopathic enterprise (hip-hop, politics, finance, entertainment) turns hysterical in the pursuit of alleged sexual misconduct. Once the boundary of hysteria is exceeded it goes into an acute psychotic state with paranoia, delusions, hallucinations, disordered thinking, false memory syndrome, vomiting – the works.

    The Blue Ladies have nothing to shut it down. No amount of Haloperidol or Thorazine is going to help. Watching “The View” only makes it worse. The sex scandal psychosis syndrome is going to go parabolic, like Bitcoin. The blow-off top will either make or break The Donald as the presidency gets swept up in the mass insanity. Sort of like the collusion with Russian government in the 2016 general election. Almost like the American military being in Afghanistan going on 17 years! That is certainly chronic.

    The Dow Jones, however, loves it as it is now within one exuberant trading day of 25,000. Bitcoin is the sleeper here (with exchanges getting hacked, believers losing their “wallets,” and the government getting ready to regulate and tax it.) Seems like bad news but the crypto/Dow -Sex Scandal indicator is showing that the top is building to a spectacular crescendo.

    The burning question over the weekend: who is our next contestant for Celebrity Perv?

    • CancelMyCard December 15, 2017 at 7:37 pm #

      The guy that won an Oscar

      at the Academy Awards . . .

      . . . it was in the late 70’s . . .

      either ’77 or ’78 or ’79 . . . .

      That’s down truth for sure.

      • pequiste December 16, 2017 at 4:31 pm #

        Ding ding ding ding!

        You better pick up a lottery ticket for tonight Cancel.

    • San Jose December 15, 2017 at 7:59 pm #

      Next celebrity pervert = Leo DiCaprio

      • 100th Avatar December 15, 2017 at 8:13 pm #

        He doesn’t need to be, at least yet, although he’s nearing that age.
        The barely legal models cycled in and out like leased cars thing is going to get sketchier and creepier into the mid 40’s.

      • pequiste December 16, 2017 at 4:30 pm #

        With your selection, we can see that really have your thinking cap on there San Jose. Well except that Dustin Hoffman, of “Midnight Cowboy,” “Rainman” and “Tootsie” fame, has finally met his match with the surprise entry into the Celebrity Perv sweepstakes.

        variety.com/2017/biz/news/dustin-hoffman-2-1202641525/

        From Tinseltown’s own Variety!

        Methinks this could turn the two time Academy Award winning star into the living embodiment of his role in “Ishtar.”

        Not only a great contestant for Celebrity Perv Weekend Edition, but a winner (much better than that TeeVee chef Mario Batali person.)

  33. seawolf77 December 15, 2017 at 6:41 pm #

    Yeah I loved it when Agent Harris said “We might win this one” when he hears Phil Leotardo got shot.

    • CancelMyCard December 15, 2017 at 7:55 pm #

      Well,

      at least better than what

      Agent Smith would have said.

  34. janet December 15, 2017 at 11:11 pm #

    It seems that this is the new attempt at impeachment, since the Russian story is moribund. –PeteAtomic

    Moribund? Trump wishes! Trump is endangering the security of the nation by refusing to even acknowledge we were attacked, and refusing to prepare for the attacks to come in 2018 and 2020. Trump endangering our national security (for narcissistic reasons) does not fly with either Republicans or Democrats.

    The investigation is anything but moribund. Check it out if you dare: doj.gov/sco

    • The Articulate Infant December 15, 2017 at 11:40 pm #

      I was wondering when you’d show up, and here you are again…it’s TRUMP TIME! Trump, Trump, Trump, all over the place, stick him in your ear, rub him in your face. Just can’t get enough of that Trump stuff. TRUMP IT UP!
      You probably dress up like Trump at home and pretend to be him.

      • janet December 15, 2017 at 11:53 pm #

        Yes. It is my patriotic duty to defend my nation from danger.

        In this case the danger is named Trump. Trump, Trump, Trump. Narcissist in chief.

        • Walter B December 16, 2017 at 11:01 am #

          I find it impossible to believe that you have ever stood on Colonel Jessup’s wall to take your turn defending this nation as so few of us have done and still do. Your words are hollow and bear the tone of a chronic whiner and not a defender of freedom. The biggest danger that now assaults America and its freedom is a population of low information, emotionally inept, and lazy citizens that have convinced themselves that voting once a year and bitching about it the other 364 days is fulfilling their civic duty.

  35. FincaInTheMountains December 15, 2017 at 11:27 pm #

    French-Jewish families are being forced from their homes in Paris suburbs as Europe continues to be convulsed by levels of anti-Semitism not seen since the end of the Second World War.

    breitbart.com/jerusalem/2017/12/15/exodus-french-jews-forced-islamists-anti-semitism-rises-across-eu…

    And you still do not believe me that EU is turning into a Fourth Reich and Hillary Clinton and her Flying Monkeys are German spies acting against the best interest of the United States?

    • Janos Skorenzy December 16, 2017 at 12:55 am #

      No we don’t because the Jews were all for the Muslim invasion – such is their hatred of Europeans. Jews aren’t the heroes here anymore than they were during WW2.

      • FincaInTheMountains December 16, 2017 at 4:54 am #

        Hillary is a leader of Middle-Eastern ODESSA – Organisation der Ehemaligen SS-Angehörigen (Organization of Former SS Members)

      • Walter B December 17, 2017 at 8:23 pm #

        I do not believe your assessment of the Jews is accurate Janos. They have a long modern history of not really coming out against any other group for they have a long history of being come out against by just about every group imaginable. It also must be kept in mind that Abraham had 13 sons, and the first bastard son was the one that was driven out of his home and whose descendants developed the religion of Islam. I cannot see any of them hating Europeans even considering the Holocaust and all for the Gentiles have always been profitable customers have they not? Yes they are socially introverted and take care of their own above all, but I will openly be the first to admit that the problem that I have had with this trait is purely jealousy. If you recall the words of Sergeant Kilrain to Colonel Chamberlain, “any man who judges by the group is a pea-wit”, and while I am confident that you are no such thing, taking men one at a time for their value or lack thereof is a system of life that can never be considered wrong. I hope you agree my friend.

  36. FincaInTheMountains December 15, 2017 at 11:35 pm #

    The better question is why Gen. Flynn was hiding his completely legitimate actions from the newly established American Gestapo – the upper echelons of the FBI.

  37. jloughrey December 16, 2017 at 3:12 am #

    The only consolation I can take from the current sh*t show is that I didn’t vote for Trump. Nor did I vote for Ms. “It’s My Turn,” who was directly responsible with her entitled grifting of the primaries for getting the Orange Orangutan elected. A clear conscience has to count for something in this sinking (stinking) empire.

    • FincaInTheMountains December 16, 2017 at 4:58 am #

      This category of voters should be called “for everything good, against everything evil”!

      Oh, I would not want to be on the Last Judgment, being a member of this category!!!

  38. FincaInTheMountains December 16, 2017 at 5:42 am #

    A few must-read links

    The F-22 came face to face with Russia’s top fighter and was at a major disadvantage
    yahoo.com/news/m/fdcd9214-fb9c-3fa9-9cd8-2310245cf22f/ss_the-f-22-came-face-to-face.html

    The U.S. Media Suffered Its Most Humiliating Debacle in Ages and Now Refuses All Transparency Over What Happened
    theintercept.com/2017/12/09/the-u-s-media-yesterday-suffered-its-most-humiliating-debacle-in-ages-no…

    Newly Declassified Documents: Gorbachev Told NATO Wouldn’t Move Past East German Border
    nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/newly-declassified-documents-gorbachev-told-nato-wouldnt-23629

    Russia Wins in Arctic After U.S. Fails to Kill Giant Gas Project
    bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-14/russia-dreams-big-as-u-s-fails-to-kill-27-billion-gas-project

    Retired Navy Officer: America Is Vulenerable to a Cruise Missile Attack
    nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/retired-navy-officer-america-vulenerable-cruise-missile-23613

  39. FincaInTheMountains December 16, 2017 at 5:49 am #

    A few must-read links (cont)

    One of World War II’s Bloodiest Battles Could Be Japan’s Strategy to Defeat China in War
    nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/one-world-war-iis-bloodiest-battles-could-be-japans-strategy-2345…

    Russia Mocks Mueller Investigation and Michael Flynn: ‘Is This a Crime Worthy of the Electric Chair?’
    yahoo.com/news/russia-mocks-mueller-investigation-michael-205657994.html

    New documents reveal FBI’s Clinton cover-up
    foxnews.com/opinion/2017/12/03/new-documents-reveal-fbis-clinton-cover-up.html

    Oh, God! Donald Trump Doesn’t Understand the Bible Because Jesus Isn’t Joseph’s Son
    yahoo.com/news/oh-god-donald-trump-doesn-142821578.html

  40. rapier December 16, 2017 at 7:20 am #

    So I suppose JHK is going to become an LLC now that the money is pouring in as he flies faster and faster into the white man resentment racket.

  41. Pucker December 16, 2017 at 7:55 am #

    Did the Roman philosopher Seneca consider Pussy a waste of time?

    • K-Dog December 16, 2017 at 11:46 am #

      “It would be some consolation for the feebleness of our selves and our works if all things should perish as slowly as they come into being; but as it is, increases are of sluggish growth, but the way to ruin is rapid.”

      Lucius Anneaus Seneca, Letters to Lucilius, n. 91

      Seneca knew ‘the way to ruin is rapid.’ Seneca would then have fully appreciated a woman making sexual accusations like a lose cannon can ruin careers. Forget that he lived under a different moral clime where pussy was actually worshiped and the pursuit of it was considered normal.

      Seneca not wanting his own rapid way to ruin would have respected the need not to be alone with unknown pussy. Seneca would have been smart enough not to have pussy waste all his time away.

      • Janos Skorenzy December 16, 2017 at 6:07 pm #

        At its height, Rome kept its women on a short leash. In its decadence, they became lascivious seekers of pleasure, raving about “rights”. At no point did Roman men worship pussy. That would be vulgar indeed. Of course there were female deities, but that’s a different thing.

        As part of the Decadence, any number of Cults from other lands entered into the Empire. In the Cult of Attis, men castrated themselves to “become women”. That could be called worship of pussy I guess. But it was a minority religion, thank God, or we wouldn’t be here now.

        • elysianfield December 16, 2017 at 7:11 pm #

          “. In the Cult of Attis, men castrated themselves to “become women”.

          Janos,
          Today, as we speak, the cult exists…the castration is metaphorical, the cult is named SJW.

          • Ol' Scratch December 17, 2017 at 9:45 am #

            SJW – an apt term. Wasn’t aware of that one before.

        • K-Dog December 17, 2017 at 12:06 pm #

          Dude, There were paintings of men with giant erect cocks on the walls of houses in Pompeii when they were dug up.

          You were never in Rome and you don’t know squat about it. At the time religion was a pantheon.

          In Roman legend, Bacchus stepped in for Dionysus, and earned the title of party god. In fact, a drunken orgy is still called a bacchanalia, and for good reason. Devotees of Bacchus whipped themselves into a frenzy of intoxication, and in the spring Roman women attended secret ceremonies in his name. Bacchus was associated with fertility, wine and grapes, as well as sexual free-for-alls. Although Bacchus is often linked with Beltane and the greening of spring, because of his connection to wine and grapes he is also a deity of the harvest.

  42. akmofo December 16, 2017 at 8:26 am #

    Mountain Finc,

    You’ve missed the most important link:

    James Coburn and Rod Steiger in A Fistful of Dynamite:
    youtu.be/Zeh7OGDeGJ0?t=6m46s

    Pretentious aristocratic asses should be sat on until they can stink no longer.

  43. volodya December 16, 2017 at 10:45 am #

    According to an article in The Hill “Prominent Lawyer Sought Donor Cash for Two Trump Accusers”.

    Donor cash? Seriously? And she wanted a 33% cut to sell the accusers’ stories to media outlets. Is this lawyer out of her fucking mind?

    Show-bizzing serious accusations undermines them. Nobody will take them seriously because now it’s all about money.

    Politicizing the administration of criminal justice, such as by taking donor cash to fund accusations of sexual misconduct against a presidential candidate, not to mention these ludicrous Comey-Mueller “investigations”, is the way straight down the Third World rat-hole.

  44. Elrond Hubbard December 16, 2017 at 3:28 pm #

    Anita Hill to chair new Hollywood commission on sexual misconduct and industry inequality
    Studio execs, unions and network heads agree to fund organization during meeting called by Star Wars producer

    cbc.ca/news/entertainment/hollywood-commission-sexual-misconduct-1.4452589

    “The biggest figures and institutions in entertainment have established a commission to be chaired by Anita Hill that intends to combat sexual misconduct and inequality in the industry in the wake of the huge wave of revelations spurred by allegations against Harvey Weinstein.

    “A statement Friday announced the founding of the Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace, a group that grew out of a meeting called by Star Wars producer Kathleen Kennedy and several other prominent women in the industry.

    “The Commission will not seek just one solution, but a comprehensive strategy to address the complex and interrelated causes of the problems of parity and power,’ Kennedy said in a statement.

    “The chief executives of nearly every major Hollywood studio, TV network and record label attended the meeting and agreed to found and to fund the group, the statement said. The long list includes Disney CEO Bob Iger, Paramount CEO Karen Stuart, Universal Music Group CEO Sir Lucian Grange and CBS chief executive Leslie Moonves.

    “The movie and music academies and many of the major agencies and unions that represent entertainers also signed on.

    “‘The fact that so many industry leaders — across film, television, music, digital, unions, agencies … and guilds — came together, in one room, to explore solutions speaks to a new era,’ Kennedy said.”

    Quick poll: would this or the release of Star Wars Episode VIII qualify as the biggest news out of Hollywood this week?

  45. Elrond Hubbard December 16, 2017 at 3:34 pm #

    Neo-Nazi Who Rammed His Car Into Anti-Fascist Protesters Charged With First-Degree Murder

    jezebel.com/neo-nazi-who-rammed-his-car-into-anti-fascist-protester-1821331022

    “James Alex Fields Jr., the 20-year-old neo-Nazi who allegedly injured 35 people and killed one woman when he plowed his car through a crowd of anti-fascists at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia in August, has been charged with first-degree murder.

    “Fields was charged in the killing of 32-year-old Heather Heyer, a counter-protester who was peacefully demonstrating against white supremacists. On Thursday, prosecutor Joe Platania announced the charge against Fields had been upgraded from second-degree murder to first-degree, after testimony from law enforcement officials cited evidence that Fields intentionally crashed his car into the protesters. The sentence carries a 20-year minimum and could put Fields behind bars for life. State District Court Judge Robert H Downer, Jr. has allowed Fields’s case to proceed in front of a grand jury.

    “The Washington Post reports that Fields has also been ‘charged with eight counts of “aggravated malicious wounding,” meaning that at least eight of the 35 people who were hurt suffered what Virginia law describes as “permanent and significant physical impairment.”’

    “Heather Heyer’s mother, Susan Bro, was present in the courtroom on Thursday, and indicated she was pleased with the upgraded charges. She told the Daily Beast that she keeps the location of her daughter’s grave a secret to protect her from Nazis. ‘It’s a symptom of hate in society that you should have to protect your child’s grave, for Pete’s sake,’ she said. ‘So, I’m protecting my child now.’”

    May justice be done.

    • Janos Skorenzy December 16, 2017 at 5:08 pm #

      What a gross miscarriage of justice – just more rule by the Mob. Do you have any interest yet in the woman who actually got hit? Or the Antifa who attacked his car making him panic? Hope this backfires on you all like so many of your vile schemes do.

      Got any answer yet to why Whites don’t deserve the same rights as other races?

      • Elrond Hubbard December 16, 2017 at 6:19 pm #

        You’re a Sandyman through and through, Janos, but you have this much in common with the Bagginses: I always know what your opinion will be, without the trouble of asking.

        The car that plowed into the crowd of protesters at the Unite the Right rally killed one person and injured nineteen.

        foxnews.com/us/2017/08/14/victim-recounts-charlottesville-car-attack-that-killed-1-injured-19.html

        The one person was Heather Heyer. Your denials of this fact were pulled out of the ass of the collective alt-right. They were flimsy and self-serving before and they remain so. There are multiple witnesses, to say nothing of fucking video evidence from multiple angles, of how she was mortally injured and by what car. The alt-right fever swamp seized on the idea that her proximate cause of death was a heart attack, and on that molehill, and their hatred, built an Augean edifice of denial, abuse and doublethink. The power of hatred is such that you and your ilk can read the coroner’s verdict that her body exhibited blunt-force injury to the chest, and deny that this had anything to do with either the moving vehicle that hit her or with her heart stopping. Truly, truly pathetic.

        If James Alex Fields Jr. wants to make the panic/attack argument at his trial, he’s free to do so. If he’s actually innocent, I repose my trust in the criminal justice system to find him so. Meanwhile you, and every last other person spinning fascist fairy tales to try to deny the value of Heather Heyer’s life and the tragedy of her death, make me sick.

        • Janos Skorenzy December 16, 2017 at 9:33 pm #

          She was a 300 pound SJW – a soldier of the Corporate Elite just like you who fantasized that she was a Revolutionary taking huge chances. A big and ridiculous person cooperating with Evil. Her only saving grace was her ignorance and unconsciousness. As an educated man, you don’t get that kind of leeway.

    • PeteAtomic December 17, 2017 at 7:26 pm #

      Maybe he’ll end up roomies with the bike lock attacker. That would be fitting.

  46. Janos Skorenzy December 16, 2017 at 5:46 pm #

    Woudst thy take liberties with our Liberty? Have a care friend. Don’t tread lightly – tread not at all if you would live. Janos

    Hierarchy, Tradition and Sexually Abusing Inferiors

    By John Young

    Whenever someone acts with a degree of license that is beyond his merit, there is risk for disaster.

    People are not equal. Although all should be given the same standards of justice – the presumption of innocence, to be faced with their accusers and so forth – the idea that people are equal is preposterous on its face.

    Our laws reflect this when it comes to matters of immediately pressing safety. For example, we don’t allow just anyone to fly a jet liner. Instead, such a task is reserved to people who are licensed after being sufficiently tested. The same applies to practicing medicine, and in many states, to carrying a concealed firearm. It is understood that letting a troubled 14 year old who can’t read perform heart surgery is unlikely to end well.

    Our traditions have long drawn lines of hierarchy, whether it was the tradition of monarchy and aristocracy, or the legends of Heimdall founding the three classes of our folk – the nobles, the freemen and the serfs. It has long been understood that some men are wiser than others and have better character than others. Such men were referenced by Thomas Jefferson as our “natural aristocracy.” Our natural aristocracy is not one of money, but one of noble character.

    Traditionally, rather than wealth granting someone status, it was the status of nobility that granted wealth. Thusly the role of bankers and merchants – though they might indeed gain wealth – was subservient to that of the nobility, and the purpose of the nobility was to safeguard the heart and soul of the nation.

    To that end, when our Republic was founded, only the House of Representatives was elected. The Senators were appointed by their respective States to safeguard their interests. The President was elected by electors – intended to be wise men – appointed by their States. And the Supreme Court was appointed by the President, the the consent of Senators appointed to safeguard the States. And even though only the House of Representatives was popularly elected, the States set the conditions for the privilege of voting such that it was limited to men who had demonstrated enough prudence to own property, and thus have a stake in the system. Indentured servants – overwhelmingly white people – were specifically excluded from voting in the Constitution.

    It is not unusual for the words in our nation’s founding documents to be misunderstood or taken out of context. It is quite clear that this nation was not only founded as an explicitly European-American nation, as spelled out in our very first immigration laws, but also reflected a hierarchy wherein political power was tied to merit.

    And it can be seen to this very day that we recognize the importance of hierarchy. Certain things are licensed privileges that depend upon a persons track-record of good character – such as carrying a weapon. Other things depend upon the person’s demonstrable mastery of skill, such as being a licensed electrician.

    Consider this then: it is legal for person A to fly an airplane, but not legal for person B. The same applies to myriad activities. Hierarchy is necessary because it preserves life. Anybody who opposes this concept can feel free to be the first in line to have a three year old do brain surgery on them. Whenever someone acts with a degree of license that is beyond his merit, there is risk for disaster.

    As you have no doubt noticed, the obsession of our culture with a misunderstanding of equality has created considerable confusion in this regard, and that confusion has been aided by a near-universal franchise that allows a cretin to cancel out the vote of a polymath. Those who aim to destroy our culture, this force of entropy, the Apostles of Epic Evil, know this full well. We now live in a social milieu where people who couldn’t even pass algebra feel free to pass judgments on what is, or is not, good science. Thus we have morbid obesity declared healthy, while the basic sexual hygiene of monogamy is scorned by those with low impulse control.

    And that brings me to the crux of what I am discussing today: traditional rules pertaining to sex, and how they relate to the recent scandals.

    The traditional rules pertaining to sex co-evolved with our people over thousands of years to compensate for our weaknesses, boost our strengths and most importantly support our civilization.

    Boasian anthropologists – heavily influenced by Marxist ideology – have long gushed over the “free love,” matriarchal systems, gender equality and similar situations they found in primitive peoples, and used those observations to create theories that such circumstances are a natural state for humanity that is only perverted by “cis-het white males” as an avenue to power.

    But they consistently failed to notice that in every single case, societies on any continent that progressed sufficiently to develop writing had very different sexual practices. In fact, all advanced civilizations, by any race that developed them, had in common a system of rules which would be termed “patriarchy” today.

    It can be said that civilization itself is built upon rules for regulating behavior. We all understand that we have natural animalistic tendencies to kill an idiot who cuts us off in traffic, but we also understand that tendencies which may have been perfectly fine in the open savanna 200,000 years ago are incompatible with civilization. Boasian anthropologists – today mainly known as cultural anthropologists – have long excused behavior that is unacceptable in civilization and incompatible with civilization on the basis that it is somehow “natural.”

    Newsflash: civilization is a social construct which depends upon people regulating their animal tendencies. That is why those who refuse such regulation are called savages – and they are far from noble.

    The impact of some civilizational rules is immediately obvious. For example, if there is no concept of personal property beyond what you wear, you aren’t going to work very hard to create a surplus. And this is the situation that prevailed among American Indians in North America who were largely hunter-gatherers.

    The connection between traditions regulating sexual behavior and civilization is not as obvious, but it makes perfect sense once you understand it.

    A few years ago, Plenty of Fish, a popular dating site, did a poll and discovered that while men consider 50% of women to be
    below median, women consider 80% of men to be below median. Let that sink in a moment.

    Now, while at first blush societies that allow men to take many wives might seem patriarchal, in reality these societies reflect the preferences of women. And such societies are only beneficial for a very small percentage of men, with most of the others used as slaves, castrated as eunuchs or sent to die in wars in order to keep the society stable. Such societies stagnated in their development long ago.

    The innovation in both the Asian and European cultures that allowed for their rapid and advanced development was monogamy. Monogamy is absolute brilliance in that it means most men have a realistic chance of having a wife and children. And if they have children they know to be theirs, they have a tremendous stake in the future. And that stake in the future will lead them to work themselves to death to build for a tomorrow only their grandchildren will see.

    In such societies, it was not unusual for those at the very top of the hierarchy – a very tiny percentage of the population – to have multiple partners, although that was usually something kept quiet from the general public.

    Rules of monogamy typically discouraged sex outside of marriage – and as a result there were very very few children born into a community who would be a drain on its members. Rules of monogamy also discouraged divorce except in the most extreme of situations. Because of this, sexually transmitted diseases tended to be quite rare because two virgins who marry and who never stray cannot contract an STD.

    Traditional rules pertaining to sex also forced homosexual practices into the closet, as well as providing socially approved outlets for people whose practices had to be constrained to keep the community safe, such as cloistered monasteries. In this way they could still live a productive life without the grooming of children or spreading of diseases. The recent decision by the State of California that makes it legal to donate HIV-infected blood places even innocent children at risk, and is a direct result of seeing clearly unequal practices as equal.

    We need look no further than our inner cities to see the results of unregulated sexual practices. These have created a community where sometimes one man fathers children with unbelievable numbers of women, the children cannot be supported and require subsidy to survive, and they grow up without proper parental role models resulting in poorer educational outcomes, greater criminal involvement and generally worse outcomes than would otherwise be expected, even taking into account racial differences. We see the same issue among the 30% of white kids being born out of wedlock as well, albeit to a lesser degree.

    Cultural Marxists have done significant damage to our traditions of sexual propriety, marriage and family. Some of this damage can be seen in the environment of uncertainty surrounding the concept of “consent” seen on college campuses, because with a lack of any other standards whatsoever, the only thing they can use to establish right and wrong is the concept of consent.

    At one time, consent was a non-issue. If a man and woman married, they could and would have sex. End of story. If they were not married to each other, they either did not have sex, or they were married shortly thereafter so the timing of the birth of the baby would not be suspicious. Under Frisian law, if a woman was raped, the penalty for the criminal was the same as if she had been killed – and those penalties varied according to the virginity, motherhood and class of the woman.

    Interactions between men and women were strictly regulated as well. Because an unmarried woman’s virginity was valued highly, any time she spent in the company of men was chaperoned so that her status could never be questioned. If she was married, any man who touched her stood the risk of being challenged to a duel by her husband – resulting in maiming or death.

    Rules varied to some degree in terms of caste, because people of higher caste were expected to be able to self-regulate, and this is an important point.

    Those able to self-regulate, an aspect of their character demonstrated progressively and historically and an expectation of their class, were not subjected to the same rules of oversight, though you might recall that before Princess Diana could marry, she first had to be certified a virgin by the royal physician.

    I am certainly not advocating a return to such strict standards, but I am pointing out that at one time, before sexual revolutions and Cultural Marxism, there were very very clearly delineated rules for conduct so that everyone understood their limits. Furthermore, the rules that pertained to people were based upon reasonable expectations of their intelligence and character. And with this demonstrable character came power.

    Today, with all the traditional rules gone, we are faced with perplexing issues we have never faced before as a civilization. For example, if a man and a woman are both falling-down drunk and they have sex, could the man give consent? Could the woman give consent? Neither? Both? It is a drama of confusion playing out on college campuses innumerable times every month, and in which a young woman, perhaps regretting her decision, sincerely believes she was raped. But we can’t confront that situation impartially without at least considering the young man might also have been raped.

    It is an impenetrable minefield in which the definition and scope of rape keeps getting expanded to sometimes even include being gazed upon in an unwelcome way. And the definition and conditions of consent become a moving target to such an extent that some believe it is even possible to withdraw consent after it was given, turning a consensual act into a felony after the fact. Even within marriage, laws have been changed such that consent cannot be assumed.

    The workplace has also become a minefield of risk where the definition of what, exactly, constitutes “harassment” depends upon the accuser’s feelings rather than objectively defined behaviors. It can range all the way from a glance to full-out “sex me or you lose your job” behavior. Given that 50% of all marriages start in the workplace because that is where most people spend most of their waking hours, the ambiguity creates situations fraught with risk and peril. Nearly every man in America walks out of his mandatory annual sexual harassment training feeling less than positively about women.

    Into this sort of confusing situation, add people in media and politics who are often earning millions of dollars based more on their connections than their skills, and whose caste position is conferred by wealth and pull rather than meritorious character. Then, add an element of opaqueness because media constitutes a closed society and you have a mixture with inevitable outcomes.

    Let’s be clear – being a talking head political or news commentator, once you get used to being in front of a camera, doesn’t take the sort of intellect necessary to be a scientist or a captain of industry. Quite often these media personalities demonstrate an unawareness of basic American history, the structure of our government, the basic tenets of our constitution and even metaphysical reality. These are not jobs that only a select few are capable of performing. Rather, they are jobs typically awarded to people of practiced glibness on the basis of loyalty to the party line, ethnic nepotism, pull and connections etc.

    But someone awarded such a position is almost instantly in the top 0.1% of income, surrounded by sycophants and starry-eyed aspiring journalists and more. Again, with almost no attention paid to their personal character and track record – only their adherence to party line matters.

    So here we have people in a position that, a few hundred years ago would have been the highest levels of aristocracy, and occupied by people of impeccable moral character. Today that position is occupied by people whose character … well, you see it.

    You see them thoughtlessly pawing, groping and salivating over women who, in sane times, could have relied on men in a superior social position as their protectors. Even if these women desperately desired sex with the men, those men would have protected the women from themselves. It was their personal duty, and the duty of their class and position.

    Our natural aristocracy protects those beneath them in the social order, even from themselves and serves as an example to uplift them, rather than helping them debase themselves.

    What we are observing is a natural and predictable outcome of inverting the nature of hierarchy from one based on meritorious character to one based on money and pull combined with the gutting of traditional sexual mores that are a precondition for civilization. Let me re-state: Whenever someone acts with a degree of license that is beyond his merit, there is risk for disaster.

    None of this is an accident, and the fact that the Apostles of Epic Evil (like Elrond, JS)have managed to get trapped in their own web is certainly just. But that same web ensnares us as well, and it is our job to work to reestablish a sane society and suitable moral standards because the single largest impact on our impending genocide lies in our own sexual behavior and priorities.

    • GreenAlba December 17, 2017 at 7:20 am #

      Janos

      “Woudst thy take liberties with our Liberty?”

      If you’re going to use archaic language for pompous effect, you should at least be aware that getting both the spelling and the grammar wrong has a tendency to make the pomposity merge into farce. I think you meant ‘Wouldst thou…” but only you would know what you were trying to say. If indeed you meant ‘thy’, then we are entitled to ask ‘thy what?’

      “Have a care friend.”

      Again, punctuation has a purpose, which is clarity of expression. You have just invited your audience to have a ‘care friend’. Now, maybe Social Services are giving out ‘care friends’ to the lonely, such as yourself. Who knows? But I’m guessing you meant to say ‘have a care, friend’. If so, we only need wonder why you used the word ‘friend’ in the context, i.e. just before what seemed to be a death threat of sorts.

      It’s Sunday morning and I have made no comments at all on this page, so I’m going to take a liberty or two myself.

      It seems, although this is just a comments section and not a space for postgraduate dissertations, that there exists a spelling and grammar police, going by the name of Q Shtik. I have been at the receiving end of his disdain for some typos (although even our kind host has been known to make the odd typo) and I have observed another commenter preemptively apologise (UK spelling) for a spelling mistake not yet even commented upon. Hence my assumption of his acknowledged authority in these matters.

      I mention this since he may be quietly fuming at your poor expression above, but I would advise not worrying over much, as I have also recently observed Q Shtik’s heartwarming humanity in these matters, which will henceforth make me worry less about offending his typographical sensibilities.

      While trying unsuccessfully yesterday to connect to this website, I quite accidentally came across another, where Q Shtik said the following:

      “as you say, CFN has given him free reign (BTW, thank you for not
      saying ‘rain’ as some might)…”

      So there we have it. Q Shtik is human after all, and as such, he errs – and not just in passing but with due thought. He is not aware that ‘free rein’ is a horse-riding metaphor and not one related to monarchy.

      blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2012/03/26/rein-or-reign/

      As an erring human myself, I am much comforted by this show of humanity and will bear it in mind the next time I am criticised for typos. I will also do him the credit, on this good morning, of assuming he has a sense of humour 🙂

      As for the rest of your post, Janos…well, it’s not really your post, is it, so there isn’t really any point in replying to you about it, is there?
      Perhaps you should try thinking for yourself a bit more. A copy-paste mind is not one to be admired, regardless of its ideology.

      • Ol' Scratch December 17, 2017 at 7:52 am #

        I’m going to defend him in this case O’Greeny (never thought I’d say that!), even if most of the post was just cut and paste. I thought it made a lot of very salient points, which I’ll expound upon in just a minute..

        • GreenAlba December 17, 2017 at 8:55 am #

          Morning, Scratch. I was principally just having a bit of linguistic Sunday morning fun. I otherwise leave Janos to his views these days and those who have the energy to keep confronting them – or otherwise – are more than welcome.

          • Ol' Scratch December 17, 2017 at 9:10 am #

            Morning O’Greeny! Yeah, I always wake up feeling my froggiest early in the morning too. Ol’ Janos is nothing if not provocative, ain’t he?

            Unlike our dear lil’ janet-bot and her assorted personalities, toiling away in their minimum wage sweatbot shops for the likes of the despicable HRC Dems. Probably just an ignorant fucker in Bangladesh typing from a script.

          • Elrond Hubbard December 17, 2017 at 10:20 am #

            Good day, GreenAlba. I for one enjoyed your morning musings. That said, there’s a case to be made that the spelling/grammar flame is the least effective form of criticism. I commit my own share of solecisms, usually from a lack of vigilance when I try to use HTML (e.g. forgetting to close a tag, thus rendering half my post in boldface, or messing up a hypertext link). I wish JHK would enable a visual HTML editor, or if he doesn’t like HTML, enforce plain text across the board rather than this halfway situation we have now. Oh well.

            When Janos posts a wall ‘o’ text like the above, the most productive response is usually just to skip it. (Likewise, I skip pretty much every post by FincaInTheMountains, because his/her drivel-to-sense ratio runs so consistently high.) Neither spelling flames nor serious analysis is likely to have any effect on him. There is something to be said, though, for derision directed at the content, not the form.

            The key to changing people’s minds isn’t reasoned argumentation, but narrative. Janos’ devotion to the narrative of whites-as-victims is so deep and atavistic I think he would break before he seriously questioned it. The value of taking on Janos in public isn’t that he might change his mind, but that others might change theirs. Alt-right goons are fond of claiming they can’t lose: if we ignore them, then they gain strength, and if we take them on, that brings them attention which also gains them strength. If that’s the case then I prefer to fight.

          • GreenAlba December 17, 2017 at 11:22 am #

            Good Morning, likewise, Elrond.

            I have to defer to your techie know-how, as I can’t even produce bold type or italics on this site – the ‘Grauniad’ CIF section, which is the only other place I comment, is set up to make it all so easy, including quoted text. You can also see a preview of your comment, which is immensely helpful.

            I totally agree with your point about the pointlessness (and rudeness, I’d say, too) of commenting on people’s grammar or spelling. In this case I was, as I said, primarily having a bit of fun with Janos (now there’s a phrase I never thought I’d write) and sending a light-hearted salvo back in the direction of Q Shtik, who clearly thinks commenting on people’s typos is an important public duty, to which the response should perhaps be ‘judge not that thou shalt not be judged’.

            I also agree with your point about refuting Janos’ ideological perversions. I think I made the same point a few weeks ago. You are, however, better than I am at eloquently refuting his most extreme assertions, so I have been leaving it to you, in cowardly fashion. I stand corrected, however, and will make the odd intervention when I feel it appropriate.

            I invite even more scorn from Janos than you do because I am female – and this is not an enormously female-friendly site to begin with :-). I now invite further scorn because I openly admitted that a young nephew of mine has had the temerity to be homosexual, although only another homosexual person with a better ‘gaydar’ than mine would probably pick this up in a chance meeting.

            But yes, one should indeed make the effort – normalisation of such views is not helpful to anything good.

          • GreenAlba December 17, 2017 at 11:34 am #

            PS, yes the FInca posts are really something else. Most of it is on a surreal plane to which I do not have access and the hallucinations regarding the British constitutional monarch as some kind of cartoonish global Bond villain (F seems unable to quite make out either the differences or the overlap regarding England and Britain) are frankly bizarre.

            I do wonder if someone, somewhere is taking them seriously, though.

      • Janos Skorenzy December 17, 2017 at 2:45 pm #

        Good catch! Thy understanding exceedeth mine in in this regard. Thou hast found thy métier. I will call on thee when it comes time to edit my memoirs. If only you could analyze your own stream of consciousness half so well….

        Old school marm too? What do you think of the Harry Potter phenomena? How may Black and Brown immigrants do you think ol’ J.K should take in at her huge Estate?

        I have nothing against your queer Nephew as long as he leaves kids alone and behaves himself in parks and restrooms. I’d rather that it went back to being a private vice of course. But I don’t want to throw him off buildings like your Muslim allies or anything.

        • GreenAlba December 17, 2017 at 3:59 pm #

          Good afternoon, Janos.

          I really don’t think I would have the stomach for your memoirs, but thanks for the job offer. Fortunately I am kept in as much freelance work as I currently need, but my field for the last 20 years has been has been medical textbooks, not white supremacist poison (health as opposed to sickness, one might say), so you would be better looking elsewhere.

          Re my teaching past, I taught French, many years ago, so don’t have any particularly useful opinion for you on the Harry Potter phenomenon, except that it certainly got youngsters reading, which is a good thing. My younger daughter read the series. I haven’t read any of JKR’s books. I have, however, travelled from Fort William to Mallaig on the Jacobite, which you will know is the ‘Harry Potter train’, but I’m afraid that is the only tenuous link I have with the subject.

          JKR used to live in my part of the city, though. She now lives in a pretty decent-sized house on the other side of town, but I will leave the issue of her personal hospitality to her, since it is only her business. I know that she gives very large sums of her money to good causes.

          Regarding my ‘queer’ nephew (he doesn’t require capitalisation, thanks), I would suggest you keep you ignorant remarks about parks and restrooms to yourself. You seem to be confusing homosexuality with paedophilia, as the French used to in their earlier ignorant argot, and general sexually aggressive behaviours.

          If only your own vice were so private – the minds of the young are so much more at risk from your own intellectual perversions.

          Your use of such meaningless phrases as my ‘Muslim allies’ is just tedious and should be ignored.

          • Janos Skorenzy December 17, 2017 at 4:47 pm #

            And of course we know Gay male sexual behavior is equal in propriety with your Neo Victorian Feminist mores. It’s not like they have thousands of partners or anything or high rates of venereal disease.

            Talking with you is like talking with a smart five year old. How do you do it (stay so innocent and ignorant)? Don’t answer, I know.

          • GreenAlba December 17, 2017 at 7:25 pm #

            Janos

            Gay men do not in general have ‘thousands of partners’. The ones of my own acquaintance are mostly married or in civil partnerships – they get nothing more sinister than the common cold.

            I believe about a quarter of gay men claim to behave in the fashion you describe, according to statistics, and lots of heterosexual men are happy to boast similar numbers of ‘conquests’. I am not a fan of promiscuity, no matter what the sexual preference, but I recognise that as my personal preference, not a moral absolute. I don’t see any moral difference between having 20 partners and 1000 partners per se – it’s just a number. As you point out, having 1000 partners, homosexual or heterosexual, increases the likelihood of contracting and transmitting infections. I don’t know why this worries you particularly in the context of homosexuality, given that any infection you risk getting yourself could only come from a heterosexual partner.

            My husband and I don’t keep a car. Except on odd occasions that we hire one for holidays or other reasons, we use public transport. We are therefore more likely to catch colds and very occasionally, unpleasant winter bugs like norovirus. I don’t see that that has any moral dimension. Intercourse of any kind, not just sexual, implies a risk of infection, in the same way that the early European settlers in America wiped out many of the native population with germs rather than guns (I realise you are a fan of Jared Diamond). That side of the damage they did wasn’t deliberate, so again doesn’t really have a moral dimension.

            Steven Pinker hypothesises that default male heterosexual behaviour (on average) would align with homosexual men’s behaviour (again, on average), were it not for the restraining influence of women preferring partners who keep it zipped, shall we say. If this is the case, the problem you describe is more correctly attributable to the nature of men in general. Heterosexual men (on average) may be more continent, but to a large extent under duress (hence the proliferation of pornography and prostitution).

            My nephew is a delightful young man, with many good friends of both sexes. I have no worries about his behaviour in any context, sexual or otherwise. And he won’t ever spout ideological poison of the kind you espouse to anyone he comes across. So he’s not any kind of public nuisance in the way that you, sadly, are.

          • GreenAlba December 18, 2017 at 6:29 am #

            “Gay male sexual behavior is equal in propriety with your Neo Victorian Feminist mores.”

            And your allusion to Victorian values is hilarious, given that you are the pearl clutcher who wants gay people to go back in the closet. Perhaps you want the piano legs covered up as well.

            Accusing your opponents of childishness is equally disingenuous. You are the one who can’t get through life without hanging on the coat-tails of your ‘tribe’ when other people have managed to move beyond that stage of psychological development. You are no different from a schoolboy seeking validation in a gang.

    • Ol' Scratch December 17, 2017 at 9:05 am #

      OK, janos, that was a GREAT post from you for once, even though it was obviously just a cut and paste job. But the idea of an “old-school” cultural elite – what has historically been referred to as an “aristocracy” or “nobility” – that was based primarily on an implicit (and often explicit) social compact, rather than just wealth and privilege, is a valid one and expressed well here.

      All of which has me scratching my head again about exactly where your thinking always goes so terribly wrong. You’re obviously smart enough to recognize the truth when you see it and your posts are nothing if not consistent, so I don’t think your arguments are disingenuous in the least, just woefully misinformed. Or more accurately, it’s your logic and the conclusions you draw from it that always veers off into the weeds of your racist thinking.

      Such aristocracies have always existed in all races and cultures the world over, and although territorial wars and infighting over local resources caused by our still primitive monkey brains have always existed as well, until the population pressures enabled by the discovery of coal and oil and the subsequent industrial revolution came along, they remained highly localized and manageable by any reasonable standard. We largely forget the fact now that the concept of a “World War” was a twentieth century invention, and guess which culture we’ve got to thank for that?

      The subsequent financialization of first national economies, and now a burgeoning global economy, has ramped all this up to an exponential degree, allowing (demanding!) the consumption of future resources now for the benefit of a few. We’re now inhabiting the asymptote (exponential limit) of human culture in all respects: population, finance, resources, environmental damage, warfare and the ability to wage mass lethal warfare, disinformation, wealth disparity, and misery of every kind.

      What this should imply, as your post above somewhat narrowly asserts, is a complete and total failure of our cultural aristocracies – as the rightful stewards for the cultures they represent – to fulfill their historical roles. And that has nothing to do with race, other than the fact that one race – the northern European white race (and I include the Jews and/or Zionists in that statement, who are not necessarily one and the same) – has led the way at every turn on this descent into madness. This is all simply historically undeniable, short of resorting to “flat earth” type arguments.

      As to this final statement: But that same web ensnares us as well, and it is our job to work to reestablish a sane society and suitable moral standards because the single largest impact on our impending genocide lies in our own sexual behavior and priorities.; I’m afraid our predicament is a little more dire and all-encompassing than that, but that’s a start at least. John Young struck right at the heart of it in recognizing the failure of aristocracies – mostly white aristocracies – in failing to fulfill their social compact, but the sexual aspects of that problem – while still important – might be the least of our problems about now.

      And the race canard that you’ll no doubt immediately trot out in response? Just another bait and switch ploy trotted out by the mostly white western cultural elite liars to draw in simpletons who are so desperate for solutions to their problems that they focus on something as obvious and stupid as skin color and/or cultural and linguistic differences to solve them. In short, wake up, you’re being used, and rather shamelessly at that. This is a social class problem, and no solution that fails to address that problem squarely is of any use whatsoever!

      • Janos Skorenzy December 17, 2017 at 2:34 pm #

        What a weird take on my post and on life! Firstly, I make it clear that it’s a “cut and paste job”. I posted a White Nationalist’s article and made it clear that’s what I was doing. My comments were initialed.

        Of course aristocracies were world wide. Whatever makes you think that is controversial to me or anyone? Whites aren’t unique in every single way. We still need to eat and drink and reproduce just like every other race. And we need the space to do these things. We simply argue for a return to more wholesome, organic, and natural ways of life. If that makes us more like other peoples in some respects, then so be it. What is your issue? Do you even know?

        To the extent other races had or have technology, to that extent they have savaged their environment for the most part. The American Indians for example may have hunted the North American megafauna such as Mammoths to extinction. Jared Diamond gives an example of one small Pacific island community which adapted itself to its very limited resources successfully. But he also gives the example of Pacific Islanders who did not: Easter Island.

        So it’s not entirely a new problem. Environmental limits may have doomed the Maya and lead the Aztecs to mass human slaughter for the protein. But now it’s a world wide problem and since Whites created this Civilization (you are admitting but putting a completely negative spin on it), you are blaming us entirely – as if other races wouldn’t have made the same mistakes if they had gotten technology first. The record says otherwise. So why wish extinction on us and us alone? Be a consistent and wise misanthrope, Grendel. Wish doom on all.

        • Ol' Scratch December 17, 2017 at 3:59 pm #

          Nice response! Although there’s nothing “weird” about my response whatsoever. The cut and paste I have no problem with, never meant to imply that I did.

          I’m not blaming whites “entirely,” but they do get the lion’s share of the blame, simply because they were the “winners” in the global devolution sweepstakes. Yes indeed, other races might have stumbled into the same stupid mistakes had they been given the opportunity, but you know what? They didn’t!

          At some point we need to stop talking about hypotheticals and focus on what actually is. And like it or not, the northern European white race in all its permutations is the bunch that stumbled onto the miracle of plentiful hydrocarbon energy, and for better or worse, they/we are the ones that must take the historical blame for exploiting it for no good so shamelessly.

          But as to returning to “a more wholesome, organic, and natural” way of life, that’s not your usual spiel, and you know it. And further, it ignores completely the “great white race’s,” which you so adore, complicity in creating the current state of affairs in the first place. Any reasonably competent historical analysis by any half-wit American high school senior would reasonably conclude what slavery was all about and why it was enacted in the first place: black Africans were our first “energy slaves,” which hints at the true problem.

          The subsequent cheap energy/industrial revolution made them merely redundant, but the die (or more accurately, curse) was cast. Poor whites, whose own cheap energy they displaced, got in line with the same slaves for industrial jobs in the north, which of course had been the raison d’etre for Lincoln’s Civil War in the first place. The resulting racial tensions were of course shamelessly exploited by the plutocrats to their considerable advantage, which we’re continuing to argue about to this very moment.

          And so it goes, continuing on now with the vilification of the Mexicans and all our assorted and sundry southern immigrants, all of whom are driven here in the first place by blatantly imperialist US economic and political policies, all initiated by – you guessed it! – a mostly northern European white plutocratic elite class who have rightly concluded that pitting the working class races against each other is eminently “good for business.”

          Do I wish doom and destruction on these pathetic motherfucukers? You bet I do, but in the end, what I wish is not important in the least. I’m not an organized religion demon at all (nothing more than lies, foolishness, and hero-worship) but I do believe in some basic religious/philosophical precepts that managed to escape their distortions. Like the basic concept that “what goes around comes around,” or reflexivity. It’s the most basic truth of all, and one our current society, in all its utter depravity, has apparently eschewed altogether.

          So in the end, I reiterate to you Janos, my fine racist friend, that while you make a lot of really cogent observations, you nearly always fail to connect the dots and make any meaningful sense of them. All of which is truly a shame, as you’re obviously smart enough to comprehend the truth of things, and unlike our janet-bot and her many personalities, you’re apparently here to carry on an honest discussion and not just spew hysterical femme inanities into the blogosphere.

          • Janos Skorenzy December 17, 2017 at 4:31 pm #

            National Socialists have always been in favor of a return to a more a natural way of life – and you know that. But of course, within the context of industrialism and the Race Nation. To do otherwise would be to court invasion and defeat by other peoples who did not reject industrialism. I hope you know that. But even if you do, you can’t seem to forgive us for being the strongest – even though all of Nature is just such a competition. Or do you embrace Greenie’s Dancing with Wolves perspective?

            You fail AGAIN to explain why you want to see the genocide of the White Race. I mean just wanting it isn’t an explanation. Nor is it a moral imperative. But you’ve done exactly that: Turn a disordered, irrational hatred into a moral imperative. As Professor Revilo Oliver said, the Jews have implanted a death wish into the White subconscious.

          • Ol' Scratch December 17, 2017 at 4:52 pm #

            Selective comprehension again I see. Are you actually that dense? Industrialism is by no means “strong” in any sense of the word. It was never anything more than a short term solution meant to benefit a mere handful tremendously, all of which is coming true before our very eyes. And the white race is likewise just the contrary of what it purports to be: weak and rapidly dying because of its suicidal past and current decisions to wage war on all that it sees as a means to assert its alleged “superiority.”

          • Janos Skorenzy December 17, 2017 at 6:10 pm #

            Of course it’s strong. Any people who get it first will conquer. Any who give it up will be conquered by those who don’t. A few? That’s your model. Economic Nationalism will produce other results as per the Japanese. But of course again, You WANT destruction and keep ignoring it. And just last week you waxed eloquent about not singling out any particular people to identify with. But you obviously have a hard on for Whites and identify AGAINST them. And of course what’s weird is that you are White.

            How did you people get so fucked up? Don’t talk about Nature – you all are utterly UNnatural.

  47. messianicdruid December 16, 2017 at 8:57 pm #

    Hey Janos, Did you see “the Last Jedi”? Can you recommend it.

    BTW, Taking Liberty is the only way you will ever have any.

    • Janos Skorenzy December 16, 2017 at 9:20 pm #

      No, and I’m not going to. The whole series has been turned over to a girl and her Black sidekick and love interest to be I’ve heard. He’s no Sidney Poitier, ugly as sin in fact.

      They’re going to ruin Lord of the Rings in coming series. No doubt there will be inter-species sex, etc.

      I agree about the Liberty. The Oath Keepers are actually Oaf Cuckers.

  48. janet December 17, 2017 at 12:42 am #

    Hillary is a leader of Middle-Eastern ODESSA – Organisation der Ehemaligen SS-Angehörigen (Organization of Former SS Members) –finca

    Hillary controls the world. She is in control of TPTB. Hillary keeps you obsessed about her every action. Hillary got 65 million votes, three million more than Trump’s 62 million. She is the true world leader, stronger than Putin, but more than that she has occupied your mind and controls your thoughts so you post about her continually. /s

    • Ol' Scratch December 17, 2017 at 8:17 am #

      Hillary doesn’t control shit you ignorant twit. She’s nothing more than a well-paid (unlike you) shill, and Putin would snap her neck like an aging brittle twig with just one stern look.

  49. janet December 17, 2017 at 1:31 am #

    PENCE COULD BE IMPEACHED SOON

    Mueller has all of the Transition Team emails, including sensitive ones. Pence headed the transition team.

    The emails are said to include “speculation about vulnerabilities of Trump nominees.” Pence claimed to be in the dark about the background of Michael Flynn, whom he helped to vet, but he and the transition team were aware of Flynn’s ties to foreign governments. Despite these entanglements — including payments from Russia and an audience with Vladimir Putin — Flynn got the Pence-led team’s blessing and became Trump’s National Security Adviser.

    It was Flynn being vulnerable to compromise by foreign governments while also obtaining access to classified national security materials that led then-acting Attorney General Sally Yates to raise multiple concerns with the Trump team.

    She was ignored. Then she was fired.

    Trump continued to delay removing Flynn, even as he and Pence knew that he was a ticking time bomb. Now, Flynn has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI and is reportedly cooperating with Mueller and his investigation into the Trump team for their collaboration with Russia, and attempts to obstruct justice by covering it up.

    In the middle of this maelstrom, right next to Donald Trump, is Mike Pence. And now the investigator has the behind-the-scenes emails for the entire operation Pence led.

    Pence is complicit, and he cannot escape the taint of this entire scandal. Pence should be imprisoned for his complicity. After the midterm elections, when the Democrats control both houses of congress, Nancy Pelosi will be the Majority Speaker, and third in line for President after Trump and Pence are both impeached and removed from office in disgrace. President Nancy Pelosi should lock them up.

    • Ol' Scratch December 17, 2017 at 8:07 am #

      Seriously janet-bot, how do you and your alter ego Lil Snack Pack live with yourselves shilling for a living as you do for whatever penny-ante propaganda-peddling piss poor purveyors of political porn you work for? Nothing you post here is ever original or provocative in anyway, it’s just the same old fucking tired pro-Hillary and Team Dem bullshit that we’ve all heard before. Maybe if you ignorant bitches had put the same efforts into getting her elected legitimately instead of crowing beforehand about what a cakewalk it was all going to be you wouldn’t find yourself in this predicament? Your posts are wall to wall bullshit and disinformation and add no value to anything being said here at all, something you should consider the next time you cash your minimum wage paycheck while picking up a can of cat food and cheap vino at the corner bodega for your evening feeding by the light of the dumpster fire in the alley. Bitch!

  50. janet December 17, 2017 at 1:42 am #

    NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW, ESPECIALLY NOT TRUMP

    California Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier warned on Friday that Donald Trump may be plotting to fire special counsel Robert Mueller in the days leading up to Christmas, after Congress has gone home for the holidays.

    “The rumor on the Hill when I left yesterday was that the president was going to make a significant speech at the end of next week. And on Dec. 22, when we are out of D.C., he was going to fire Robert Mueller,” Speier told California’s KQED News.

    Speier, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, said that Trump and his Republican allies in Congress were trying to shut down the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and potential collusion with the Trump campaign.

    Three members of Trump’s inner circle, including former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and former campaign manager Paul Manafort, have already been indicted. Now, Trump is reportedly worried that the investigation is about to hit even closer to home.

    Speier pointed to the lack of witness interviews slated for the coming year as a serious cause for concern. Despite scheduling important votes for the new year, congressional Republicans have not scheduled any additional witnesses yet in 2018.

    “We can read between the lines I think,” Speier said. “I believe this president wants all of this shut down. He wants to shut down these investigations, and he wants to fire special counsel Mueller.”

    Walter Shaub, former director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, echoed these concerns Friday, saying he’s “concerned the assault on the rule of law is coming over the holidays when we’re distracted.”

    “It‘ll be a defining moment for the Republic,” Shaub tweeted.

    If Trump does move to fire Mueller, Shaub said, Americans must be ready to take action, including lawmakers in the Senate and in the House. “Make a plan folks. Be ready to take to the streets. This is an attack on our Republic.”

    • tucsonspur December 17, 2017 at 4:40 am #

      Yes, get together with Tom Steyer, Maxine Waters and the rest of the foaming mouth melon heads and lay out the plan to get half the House to vote impeachment and then two thirds of the Senate to find them guilty.

      Good subterfuge though.

      Only two presidents were impeached. Nixon resigned. Andrew Johnson and slick Willie Clinton, the lying, sneaky, Democratic dandy. None were convicted. For Hillary, her posse prevented prison.

      Mueller is lucky we’re not North Korea. I think Kim just shot another one of his generals.

      Trump and Sessions must start swinging the nightstick, round up Mueller and his meretricious, malevolent mob and end their undermining maleficence.

    • Ol' Scratch December 17, 2017 at 8:09 am #

      There will be no impeachment, just copious amounts of caterwauling for the next three years (at least) by the Dem felines.

      • janet December 17, 2017 at 12:16 pm #

        There will be impeachment of both Pence and Trump, just after the 2018 midterm election. President Nancy Pelosi.

        • Ol' Scratch December 17, 2017 at 1:46 pm #

          You’re infatuated with her, aren’t you? What’s her most attractive trait? Do tell.

  51. FincaInTheMountains December 17, 2017 at 3:42 am #

    Hillary controls the world — janet

    I have already said many times that Hillary Clinton is the head of the Party of War, possessing outstanding qualities for this: intelligence, will, cunning, apparently hypnotic abilities, sadism, pathological lying and, of course, adorable laughter.

    At the same time, if the “role of the individual in history” is simplified to primitive, then the very existence of the Party of War is completely objective, but the above personal qualities of its head are a subjective factor.

    All modern politics right up to the seemingly inevitable approach of a nuclear war is determined by the “election campaign” of Hillary Clinton – her quest for absolute power over US.

    And geopolitical events, like major terrorist attacks, revolutions, wars, etc. etc., affect her campaign not too much, but slightest turns of her continuing campaign change the geopolitical situation drastically.

    • Ol' Scratch December 17, 2017 at 8:14 am #

      She’s not the head of it, just the public face. In the bigger picture, she’s just another puppet well paid puppet, albeit a particularly hideous, vile, and disgusting one at that. In other words, a janet-bot on steroids, who owes her entire notoriety and fame to the fact that she was married to a former president, who rightly loathed her enough to become a serial philanderer.

      • FincaInTheMountains December 17, 2017 at 8:44 am #

        You have no idea what she is.

        • Ol' Scratch December 17, 2017 at 9:12 am #

          Expound please.

          • FincaInTheMountains December 17, 2017 at 9:21 am #

            For Hillary to pass over seeing giant mushroom clouds over Washington and New York City is a must.

          • Ol' Scratch December 17, 2017 at 9:37 am #

            That might well be true, but my point is that’s she’s just the front-woman for such a plan, not its originator. She’s not nearly that smart!

      • GreenAlba December 17, 2017 at 9:09 am #

        Agree on her opportunistic decision(s) to remain with Philandering Bill. I wouldn’t give a husband like that the time of day.

        The Clintons seem equally obnoxious to me. On a personal level they deserve one another. I still remember her ““You know, I’m not sitting here, some little woman standing by my man like Tammy Wynette,” while doing exactly that. She stood by his name, rather than him, because she thought it was her ticket to power, and in doing so she threw away her dignity. Now she hangs around like a bad smell and hasn’t the dignity to throw in the towel and leave the stage, because she doesn’t realise how many people, even on her own side, despise her.

        • Ol' Scratch December 17, 2017 at 9:13 am #

          You’ve nailed it GA!

      • janet December 17, 2017 at 12:28 pm #

        “She’s not the head of it, just the public face.” –Scratchsoka

        This is exactly what she wants the world to believe. Only finca understands the truth. Good work, Scratchsoka!

        • Ol' Scratch December 17, 2017 at 12:42 pm #

          Derivative nonsense, as usual. Good work!

        • toktomi December 18, 2017 at 12:03 am #

          Ya, right! /s

          Since when did the ruling global elite commence to prancing around in public making gargoyle faces and gurgling grotesque noises?

  52. tucsonspur December 17, 2017 at 4:47 am #

    Hey, more of the same, but this is at least a different visual:

    google.com/search?source=hp&ei=gzw2WrunE42sjwPc1IaIBw&q=newsweek+cover+balloon&oq=new…….0…1c.1.64.psy-ab..0.14.1416…0i131k1j0i10k1.0.acaiQiAHEmc

  53. ozone December 17, 2017 at 8:54 am #

    JHK sez:
    “[Trump] also represents the widespread disappointment with the poor job that the remaining men in charge of things have done in recent decades caretaking this polity. They’ve managed to dodge the repair of every broken institution and duck engagement with any of the really scary problems facing citizens of this republic, from the gross disparities of wealth, to pervasive racketeering in health care and education, to our rotting infrastructure, to the quandaries of race, immigration, climate change — you name it and they have done squat.”

    Truly. What amuses me is that the smallest of the flock of Black Swans is exposing their egregious incompetence! The moral turpitude swan is crapping all over the crapitol — hell, we all knew what people in power do to/with their close underlings… didn’t we? (Goat-Boy Bill Clinton comes skeevilly to mind.) If we didn’t, we then we should be considered the proverbial “babes in the wood”. We knew, we just didn’t want to acknowledge this typical power-behavior of groping, grabbing and just general *taking*, because that’s a psychopath’s M.O. And just what kind of person dearly desires to wield life-and-death power over others? (…For the most part; of course there are altruistic exceptions, I suppose.)

    Apparently, another dozen (or so) members of con-gress are about to be exposed. Is Rummy D. “The Knower” still around, zipping through the earthly turnstiles and revolving doors of riches-to-power, power-to-riches? If so, *some* of us (admittedly, very few) would like to know where those TRILLIONS of Defense Dollars disappeared to. Perhaps they warped into Mister Jim’s alt-universe where they’re being used to reinforce the alt-Earth’s natural cycles and roll back the humanoid damage? Mebbe not.

    zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-15/new-sexual-assault-claims-deck-house-going-be-rocked-coming-72-hours

    Still, I’ll take “moral failure” as a currently* convenient way to remove the hands of some of these useless fuckers from the levers of power. Think of it as nauseatingly titillating entertainment as we watch “this sucker” go “down”. (Thanks, Georgie Assbrand, you goddamned fool.)

    *I say, ‘currently’, because, as we’ve seen, every surge has its blowback; and every movement has its backlash. Good Luck.

    • FincaInTheMountains December 17, 2017 at 9:02 am #

      *some* of us (admittedly, very few) would like to know where those TRILLIONS of Defense Dollars disappeared to

      A very good question indeed! WHERE?

      To offshores, of course, where else?

      And NSA using Obama-built system of Financial Control KNOWS WHERE!

      Time to expropriate the expropriators – not to whine about coming financial collapse!

      That is EXACTLY why they do not want Trump in the White House!

      • Ol' Scratch December 17, 2017 at 9:42 am #

        That might be why they don’t want Trump, but I seriously doubt he’s the man to pull off a revolution of any serious import. More like trading out one gang of thieves for another, which is how you know there’s an endgame of sorts in sight now. When the thieves start fighting among themselves for the spoils, you know the pickings are getting slim.

        • GreenAlba December 17, 2017 at 10:26 am #

          “When the thieves start fighting among themselves for the spoils, you know the pickings are getting slim.”

          The concept of ‘hono(u)r among thieves’ seems to be a case where the folk wisdom of the proverb makers got it almost entirely wrong. Or maybe the pickings just had more meat on the bones back then, so the honour was easier to fake, rather than being seen for the self-interested calculation it actually was.

          • Ol' Scratch December 17, 2017 at 11:38 am #

            I think it was the latter, GA.

      • ozone December 17, 2017 at 9:44 am #

        Finca,
        Knowing how you love to be noticed, I’m loathe to respond; but here goes.*

        Since it seems that you’re a believer in all things authoritarian, and entirely invested in the Uber-state and want it “reformed from within” (laughable, at best), you’re missing the writing on the wall and turning a blind eye to the inevitable (to beat the dead cliche horse). What is it; got a “position” waiting for you in the Uber-bureaucracy when “things change”? (It’s almost as if you’re trying to distract people… heaven forfend!)

        FWIW, I’m not whining about the coming financial collapse (among the others), I’m attempting to mitigate my own exposure. You are busy collecting intel to fit your special set of conclusions, then striving with might and main to convince everyone here of them by sheer volume of bullshittery. I find that irritating at best, despicable at worst. (Not to mention, it’s downright rude to this blog’s host, although I’m not sure you’ve heard of the concept.)

        *Ol’ Scratch is doing a fine job of calling your crapology to account, so I mostly refrain from even reading your lengthy Blog Postings (hint, hint).

        • Ol' Scratch December 17, 2017 at 9:50 am #

          Thanks ‘Zone. Ol’ Finca’s hampered by his ‘well to do’ blinders. Like Janos, he catches glimmers of the truth, but his truth prism distorts it so much that you get what we see here.

  54. wm5135 December 17, 2017 at 10:07 am #

    My favorite part of this debate is the assumption by the shock troops of the bearers of the Y and the bearers of the X that humanity arrived on the world stage in the 21st century on separate trains.

    One thing that seems outside the law of averages is that all of the bearers of the Y that comment here are at the head of the pecking order and that all of the bearers of the X that comment here are Alpha breeding males. As Larry the Cable Guy might say, “That there is funny!”.

    Sing we joyous, all together,
    Fa la la la la, la la la la.
    Heedless of the wind and weather,
    Fa la la la la, la la la la.

    Fortified Egg Nog for all
    wm

    • ozone December 17, 2017 at 10:18 am #

      “My favorite part of this debate is the assumption by the shock troops of the bearers of the Y and the bearers of the X that humanity arrived on the world stage in the 21st century on separate trains.”

      wm,
      lol Good one. Yep, as in any species, compromises must be made and requirements met. (Maybe that’s why war was invented; the ultimate work-around to compromise and consent? Ouch, sorry for the weird tangent.)

      Anyhoo, which do you recommend as Nog fortification: rum or whiskey? Thanks in advance…

  55. wm5135 December 17, 2017 at 10:24 am #

    Ozone, after reading your comment to Finc about “all things authoritarian” and “reformed from within” I paused to wonder if you had accepted JiminFlorida’s trademarked solution.

    In defense of Finc’s longer view of things can anyone here point me to information that details the bankruptcy of the Medici?

    On a lighter note and off topic we have the illustrious Bob Corker who has not read the tax bill but added his John Henry to the ledger. Yessiree Bob that is some stellar Republican statesmanship. Who needs Democrats when we have the ship of state under the ever vigilant and heroic command of the Republican Party. (That peculiar feeling you have on your leaving side is NOT YOUR WALLET.)

    • ozone December 17, 2017 at 4:50 pm #

      wm.,
      I believe JiminFlorida’s tm was to purge the billionaires, was it not?
      The only thing I “accept” is that things change and shit happens (sometimes in spectacular fashion), so prepare as best you can. That would be the extent of what I might “advocate”.

      So far, info on the Medici’s is all over the net, so it’s search engine time! 😉 (Basically, power-to-riches, riches-to-power, including some papal throne-climbing and city-state warring and deal-making until a lazy libertine assumed the family responsibilities. That were the end o’ that, just like always.)

      *Illustrious* Bob “he’s-a-corker”? Ha!
      (BTW, ‘Twas John Henry whupped that steel on down. I think you meant that Corker slapped his John *Hancock* onto the yes-indeedy-I-agreedy side of the ledger.)

  56. FincaInTheMountains December 17, 2017 at 10:43 am #

    Since it seems that you’re a believer in all things authoritarian — Ozone

    And you want me to believe that a merry crowd of propaganda consumers, sleepily bouncing off the walls of informational warfare and provocations of CIA Mockingbird division, because they lack elementary philosophical and historical education and background, could solve anything?

    • messianicdruid December 17, 2017 at 11:07 am #

      Solving is simple, resolving takes a little more than education.

  57. janet December 17, 2017 at 11:18 am #

    “She stood by his name, rather than him” –GA

    No, she stood by him because they are a happily married couple, like the Obamas, like the Bushs, unlike the current occupants of the WH.

    • Ol' Scratch December 17, 2017 at 11:37 am #

      Just come on shift janet? It’s shame they’ve got you working seven days a week, albeit possibly from your hovel? Of course you know that the Clintons were nothing more than a transparently obvious political arrangement, which is why HRC had to get with Webb Hubble to get impregnated with their insipid spawn, what’s her face. She knew full well that Billy Bob would keep her secret of course, and what did he care anyway? Complimentary blowjobs in the oval office were the least of the ol’ rake’s sexual conquests during the era, so I’d venture to guess that he not only knew about their dalliance, but very possibly even set it up to keep the vicious shrew placated. “Webb old buddy, have I ever got a deal for you!”

      And lets not even start with the Obamas. There’s just too much there to even go into here.

      • janet December 17, 2017 at 11:58 am #

        Meow!

      • janet December 17, 2017 at 12:10 pm #

        “Just come on shift janet? It’s shame they’ve got you working seven days a week”

        Semper Fi! You know nothing of sacrifice, Scratchsoka. You know nothing of duty, of patriotic defense of the nation in times of crisis.

        You are wasting your time here, Scratchsoka… without getting paid! … thinking you are being insulting … with what you call a bot. Not very intelligent.

        • Ol' Scratch December 17, 2017 at 12:34 pm #

          That’s the best your algorithm’s got, eh? Hardly surprising. I’d ban you if I could, but evidently Jim’s being “inclusive” by letting you spew here. Unfortunately, even as an example of simplistic propaganda techniques for the woefully uninformed, your stuff is as tired, repetitive, and banal as it comes. Nothing more than trite slogans and meaningless assertions meant to inflame and stupefy. Drivel. Pure drivel.

          • toktomi December 18, 2017 at 12:17 am #

            OS.

            Speaking of algorithms, did you get a load of AlphaZero? – best chess algorithm [AI] on the planet after fours hours of self teaching practice.

            That thing could own the entire Internet. Oh, Skynet, here, boy.

            Makes one wonder why they don’t swap out ol’ janet with all that silly prattle for something more 21st century.

  58. FincaInTheMountains December 17, 2017 at 11:59 am #

    My series of posts regarding British aristocracy was intended to create a basis for understanding the actual policy, at least for systematization of the avalanche of facts, which now falls on people every day, not allowing seeing the trees behind the forest.

    It used the original method of assessing these events – the political history of arts.

    This method consists in using as a historical source works of art, namely one of the most important arts for the Bolsheviks – the cinema.

    And since one of the main trends in the world of tectonic changes is the “divorce” of the Anglo-Saxon civilization with Romano-German civilization, the initial point of this discussion was the film Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) which showed that the British aristocracy restored its position after a crushing blow inflicted on it by an attack of light cavalry during the Crimean War.

    England is a country of a classical class system and in the film the increased influence of the British aristocracy is reflected in the wall that it built between itself and the bourgeoisie – it is because of this wall that in the film Charles can not marry an American millionaire despite the fact that he simply can’t live without her.

    Britain is a very complex society and all three Western Colored Projects are represented in all classes, but historically the Anglo-Saxon aristocracy and half of the Normans associate themselves with the Western White Project (Winston Churchill), and the other half with Black and Red, while bourgeoisie is mostly Black. That is why the decision to start a divorce process with a Romano-German civilization was made by the aristocracy after, contrary to the urgent warnings of the European Union, the head of the European Commission became Jean Claude Juncker, which meant the victory of the Black Project in European structures and the final transformation of the European Union into the Fourth Reich.

    For Russia, all this is important because both civilizations are part of Western super-civilization, and the marriage of the Anglo-Saxon and Romano-German civilizations has been revealed to us in not too pleasant sensations from all sorts of NATO provocations.

    This organization was not only the marriage of the above civilizations, but also an alliance of White and Black projects, the birth of which is brilliantly shown in the film “17 Moments of Spring”.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seventeen_Moments_of_Spring

    After the collapse of the USSR, the Red Project went underground and the Western Super-Civilization turned out to be a two-legged stool. The Western Black Project seized the White by the throat; Europe surrendered without a fight as in 1940 and Western Civilization began to fall into ISIS, controlled chaos and the global economic crisis.

    In general, a complete geopolitical catastrophe, but here the Western Red project unexpectedly surfaced in the US in the person of Steve Bannon and Donald Trump, and the White Project, led by the British monarchy leading heavy rearguard battles on the British Isles, perked up and immediately counterattacked, writing on their banners a single word Brexit.

    The spearhead of this attack was the BBC film “World War Three: Inside the War Room,” in which the members of the Privy Council of Her Majesty played themselves, obeying the logic of the Black project, and over the heads of bourgeois institutions captured by the Blacks, warned the British people (in particular the working class) that this logic very quickly lead to a nuclear war in which Britain will be destroyed.

    And the main result of this attack was Brexit, since the logic of the Black Project is NATO, and in the most extreme form – the membership of Great Britain in the European Union.

    to be continued…

    • Ol' Scratch December 17, 2017 at 1:42 pm #

      I know this is asking a lot from you Finca, but maybe you could provide a Cliff’s Notes Executive Summary of all this for those of us inclined to read your extended dissertations, so that we can at least minimally follow along? Probably should have done this to begin with, but maybe I missed it.

      Ex: Western White project = ??? Western Black Project = ??? Followed by a brief listing of the major players, who their representatives are/were, and what their particular axe to grind is. Then maybe a brief hint at who you think the good guys and the bad guys are in this epic morality play and why, and what are the most likely scenarios we’re facing because of all this. I already know you’ve got a Christian religious dog in this fight as well, but that’s ok, as long as you state it explicitly up front. Presumably, you’re going to offer some verifiable support for all this along the way too.

    • toktomi December 18, 2017 at 12:25 am #

      Finc

      I have no idea of what you speak, but is sounds like you are inferring that there are centers of power in the world that are not subservient to the central banking establishment, an unbelievable story. Oh, I’m probably misreading your words.

  59. K-Dog December 17, 2017 at 12:26 pm #

    “The so-called Great Recession, which had begun in late 2008 and would run until mid-2009, was set off by the sudden collapse of sky-high prices for housing and other assets.”

    Not living in flyover land our doghouse has gone up 25% in two years. With another place to live in we could cash out, but everything else close goes up so that makes no sense as long as I work.

    There is a widespread feeling where I am that housing prices will never go down but I think that is nonsense. A feeling of permanent good times inflates our housing bubble as more and more people watching what others do, caught up in the exuberance, make horrible decisions.

    Misery will be the harvest these bad decisions will grow.

    Fresh off the boat Asians can’t prop up our local prices forever but the vision of those with dollar signs etched into their retinas every time they look at their own homes see we have a long long way to go before there are so many people that all we have to do to touch someone day or night no matter where we are is to just reach out a paw.

    A younger generation supplies an ever fresh supply of people with retina problems. Younger generations move the overpopulation baseline of what they have known to be normal ever ever higher and it seems all want more.

    Turning and turning in the widening gyre
    The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world

    • Ol' Scratch December 17, 2017 at 12:41 pm #

      Funny you should mention Asians. Housing prices in the SF Bay/Sillicon Valley areas in particular are being driven by absentee Chinese investors who are snapping up properties at shockingly high prices ($1M+ and rapidly climbing for the absolute lowest of low end properties) purely for their speculative value. Most don’t even bother renting while they hold them, preferring pure appreciation to the hassles of paying a management firm to rent them out and maintain them. The land value itself is what they’re banking on, as anyone who can afford those prices will almost surely start from scratch with the dwelling itself.

      • beantownbill. December 17, 2017 at 1:01 pm #

        What goes up must come down. Sometimes it takes awhile, but gravity always wins out, just like a space satellite orbiting the Earth. Slowly, slowly its orbit is imperceptibly decaying until one day it crashes down like a flaming meteor.

      • K-Dog December 17, 2017 at 1:11 pm #

        Exactly right but there are a lot of Asians. It is funny not to mention them. China now has more ‘middle class’ than America.

        What is happening in the Bay Area is happening in Seattle too but our Asians are not all absentee. I live in the particular neighborhood which is most favored by new residents from Beijing. Newspaper articles have been written about it over there.

        Immigrants coming here are able to easily blend in with our local Asian Population. It takes the eye of an experienced long time local such as myself to tell the difference between an imported Asian and the real deal. Mannerisms reveal, and an accent tells me in a sentence but passing new Americans walking down the street? They don’t talk and mannerisms take a moment to reveal. Perfectly clean and tailored clothes and late model white European cars are favored but local people can also dress and drive that way. Not a dead giveaway there.

        A long time local can such as myself also tell when a particular minority population doubles in size in a decade. I’ve alway been good at estimating quantities. I think it is related to my superior depth perception.

        I wonder if our lizard overlords are also making American colonies in China? Those empty cities could be filled!

        Once I had a Korean ambassador rent the house next door for a couple of years and three new Asian families have moved in to our cul-de-sac in the last two years. Never talked to the Korean ambassador. I knew what he was from his diplomatic plates.

        Asians keep to themselves and the only contact with the three new families is when I saw one of them trying to cut up a log in his yard across the street with an electric chainsaw over the summer. It was pathetic. I got my gas chainsaw out, oiled it up and helped him dice up his log.

        • Ol' Scratch December 17, 2017 at 1:32 pm #

          I remember that Greer foresaw the Asian invasion coming and said that was one of the reasons he relocated to rural ol’ Virginny a few years back. I was stationed in Hawaii way back in the day, and noticed that the Asians were really hesitant to mix with us whites (we were essentially occupying military, so completely understandable) and in many cases the native islanders as well. Not hostile for the most part, just noticeably reserved. They were very easily insulted as well, although you wouldn’t usually know about it until much later. But when you finally did… lookout! Definitely a culture clash there for the unsuspecting.

        • Janos Skorenzy December 17, 2017 at 2:50 pm #

          And you guys don’t recognize that reticence as a superiority complex? One that bodes very ill indeed for Western Civilization and the White race long terms as they attain power over us?

          Alas you are both totally deracinated, denationalized, and decultured. Atomized individuals totally cut off from both the flow of History and the organic world.

          • Janos Skorenzy December 17, 2017 at 2:56 pm #

            Some Asians who have been here for generations begin to look like Whites even without mixture: They become heavy, especially the women in middle age, like overblown flowers. Not an improvement at all. Quite the contrary. But it does prove that assimilation can happen in some cases – even with Non-Europeans.

          • Ol' Scratch December 17, 2017 at 3:09 pm #

            So making peace with our white overlords – or fellow poor whites who would ideally like nothing more than to replace them for that matter – is going to save us? You’re a smart guy Janos, but if you honestly believe that you’re simply deluded. I’m sorry to break that to you, but that’s nothing more than a canard used to keep you enslaved. Rich is rich and poor is poor, and never the two shall meet. The survival of the fittest mantra – epitomized by global financialized capitalism – is deeply so ingrained in western culture that even the poor now worship at its alter, much to their detriment. And white supremacy ain’t going to do a damn thing to stop that train.

          • Janos Skorenzy December 17, 2017 at 4:36 pm #

            No, the Japanese Economic Lords are good to their people and have promoted national prosperity without sacrificing them to the rapacious 3rd World hordes for the sake of cheap labor. We could have done the same thing, but didn’t. Are they superior to Whites as they currently are? Oh yes, most assuredly so. But let’s not lose the thread: your statement Rich is rich and Poor is poor is not necessarily true – not under Economic Nationalism, Fascism, and National Socialism – three ascending degrees of Truth, Justice, and Beauty.

    • beantownbill. December 17, 2017 at 12:53 pm #

      Just look at how congress and the media are describing the impending tax reform: A wonderful gift to the American Public. Yeah, as wonderful as opening up a mail bomb. With all the noise about how good the tax plan is, it’s pretty obvious why the average dolt is thinking positively and indenting themselves to buy real estate. Unfortunately, one cannot outrun reality, which will shortly make itself obvious.

      • Ol' Scratch December 17, 2017 at 1:00 pm #

        Trump and the GOP – our saviors! Although, to be fair, the Dems are little more than enablers, just as they’ve always been.

    • ozone December 17, 2017 at 4:33 pm #

      K-dog,
      Interesting, regarding ‘home’ prices in your area. Our former domicile just resold. They took a $115,000 hit (over the last 11 years). Not too good; an approx. devaluation of 10 grand + a year… along with higher taxes in the meantime. We knew when it was time to pack our shit ‘n’ git. …And this in a “desirable” area, as BRH can attest to.

  60. beantownbill. December 17, 2017 at 12:42 pm #

    I miss the days here when we had real discussions about things that mattered. Remember Trippticket and his devotion to permaculture?

    Instead, today we have meaningless discussions about political and geopolitical issues, and personal attacks on various people and groups. It’s pretty obvious to me that the majority of comments are meant to turn the conversation away from our real problems. I’m really sick of the Hillary topic; she fucking lost. Next subject.

    • K-Dog December 17, 2017 at 1:12 pm #

      I hope Tripp is doing OK.

    • GreenAlba December 17, 2017 at 1:35 pm #

      I’d love to hear more about permaculture. I have on the shelf behind me a copy of Patrick Whitefield’s ‘The Earth Care Manual – A Permaculture Handbook for Britain and other Temperate Climates’ and ‘How to make a Forest Garden’ – both bought years ago and sadly under-read.

      It’s only for intellectual interest, though, as I have no land – only a back garden shared with 7 other flats, where we dry our washing, and too cold to grow anything meaningful in – the camellias and rhododendrons look nice but we wouldn’t survive long on those or on the thyme, fennel and rosemary in the tiny front garden between us and the pavement (sorry, sidewalk :-).

      • Janos Skorenzy December 17, 2017 at 2:51 pm #

        You’re toast.

        • GreenAlba December 17, 2017 at 4:02 pm #

          I’m not too concerned for me or my generation, thanks, Janos. I’ve had a very reasonable life, but I’ll do what I can in the meantime for those coming after me.

          • Ol' Scratch December 17, 2017 at 4:26 pm #

            I wouldn’t put a lot of faith in Janos’ two word reply.

          • Janos Skorenzy December 17, 2017 at 4:38 pm #

            Why? They’re just dhimmi Whites until they submit and pay the jiyza. So are you.

    • Janos Skorenzy December 17, 2017 at 2:58 pm #

      Towards the end, he admitted I was right about the importance of Race.

    • FincaInTheMountains December 17, 2017 at 3:18 pm #

      Actually, when I first joined the conversation I tried bring up some permacultured topics – after all, I do have a [bleeping] permacultured farm with [bleeping] dairy cows.

      Somehow, nobody gave a permacultured [bleep], everybody were busy discussing race and sex issues.

      • FincaInTheMountains December 17, 2017 at 3:23 pm #

        Oh yes, and everybody were trying to expel me from discussion based on the fact that I am ethnical Russian, I mean Jew, I mean American.

        • Ol' Scratch December 17, 2017 at 4:25 pm #

          OK, OK, we fucked you over already! Now get on with it!

  61. K-Dog December 17, 2017 at 12:44 pm #

    Once the best lacked all conviction because passionate intensity dictated from above, was worse than nothing. Now the worst lack all conviction because passionate intensity itself was fine and is even necessary. That passionate intensity only is to be applied to good things is the key. What was not understood before is that what we apply our passionate intensity against requires thought and deliberation. The target can not come down from above, we must find it on our own. Help in thinking is allowed if we are really thinking.

    • Ol' Scratch December 17, 2017 at 12:58 pm #

      Waxing philosophic today, K-Dog? We’re gonna have to grant you an honorary degree of Kibble and Bits.

    • FincaInTheMountains December 17, 2017 at 3:25 pm #

      Dog, have you figured out what is the entangled state of several qubit system? Eh, never mind…

      • Ol' Scratch December 17, 2017 at 4:23 pm #

        Don’t be an ass Finca. And you were doing so well!

  62. FincaInTheMountains December 17, 2017 at 2:58 pm #

    I know this is asking a lot from you Finca, but maybe you could provide a Cliff’s Notes Executive Summary of all this for those of us inclined to read your extended dissertations == Scratch

    Finca
    December 20, 2015 at 3:58 am:
    kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/fedpocalypse-now/#comment-256102

    About the Red, White and Black Projects

    It is all about dualistic anthropology, which Tertullian described while fighting the heresy of Marcion.

    According to this ideology, humanity is split into purely biologically supermen, or if you prefer, the Titans and “just people”. And the Red Project suggests to the rest of humanity to give the Titans a kick in the ass, including destroying them as a class, while the White Project calls on the Titans to take care of the rest of humanity, feed them on time and stroke them on the head, and the Black Project suggests that the Titans treat the rest of humanity as animals that could be killed just for a lack of usefulness.

    Once again, not for the threat to the Titans, for example, by virtue of belonging to the Red or White projects, but just for the lack of utility.

    All these projects have roots in the past – for example, Red is associated with the Essenes of the Dead Sea, and the White and Black projects with the Punic wars.

    And over 1,000 years, these hidden projects determined culture and politics in the world, periodically appearing on the surface.

    One such moment of truth was the Second World War, when Hitler personified the Black Project, Churchill the White Project and Roosevelt the Red.

    Stalin was a part of the Red project insofar as the red Soviet Union itself was the embodiment of ideology imported from the West.

    Moreover, after the US mid-term elections of 2014, Angela Merkel accession to the leading role in a Black project previously headed by Hillary Clinton becomes almost inevitable, and then the Jews all over the world must go and watch the movie “Europa, Europa.”

    The question of the big NSDAP revanche has turned to an open stage, and this is good, because Ukraine has shown that the latent form of the Nazi Party is far more dangerous.

    • akmofo December 17, 2017 at 3:49 pm #

      Interesting. The TaNaKh speaks of the giant ones. From the first days of Noah and Methuselah to Joshua to David, Israel constantly did battle with them. The TaNaKh calls them the fallen ones, or Nephilim, and gives the impression they were of alien origin and hostile to humans. They were supposed to have been wiped out by the flood, but apparently survived even to King David’s time with Goliath being possibly the last of his breed encountered in Israel.

      • FincaInTheMountains December 17, 2017 at 4:01 pm #

        Well, I didn’t mean the physical size – I meant the size of overblown self-appreciation – like Hillary’s, for example.

        The other way to describe the dualistic anthropology is perfecti vs profane.

        But bottom line, they think that they were created by different gods, and are too good and too big to adhere to the same laws the rest of us, profaine (deplorables?) live by.

        Remember the closing scene of “Kill Bill”?

        • akmofo December 17, 2017 at 4:26 pm #

          Yes, Goliath was possibly the last of his breed encountered in Israel, but certainly not Europe. From ancient times, their history is that of worshiping men as god. That’s their mythology. That’s what they believe. You and I are not going to change that. The best that can be done with these kind of people is to give their big fat skull back to them on a silver platter stuffed with an red apple.

          • Ol' Scratch December 17, 2017 at 4:38 pm #

            And now the plot reveals itself. Quite frankly, I respect Janos more for having the courage to be up front about it.

          • akmofo December 17, 2017 at 5:21 pm #

            Well, that’s what nazism is all about. They are men god, and the rest are soap.

      • Ol' Scratch December 17, 2017 at 4:16 pm #

        akmofo,

        I hope you realize that all of those middle-eastern “holy books” were nothing more than mythic tales. Literal readings are going to lead you hopelessly astray.

        • akmofo December 17, 2017 at 4:28 pm #

          The TaNaKh is history. It’s not your history. It’s my history. So fuck off!

          • Ol' Scratch December 17, 2017 at 4:35 pm #

            Typical. Jews are “special.” Eww!

          • Janos Skorenzy December 17, 2017 at 4:43 pm #

            The Jewish Encyclopedia admits that since John Hycranus conquered Edom that Edomites became a big part of the Jewish people. And of course later the Khazars joined. And later Slavs, etc, etc.

            Both the Edomites and Khazars have a strong tendency towards Evil and are no doubt are responsible for some of the worst behavior of the Tribe.

          • akmofo December 17, 2017 at 4:54 pm #

            Just as special as the four or five hundred other nations on earth. Why don’t you go and tell them what’s what, and see how long it would be before you have your face smashed in.

    • FincaInTheMountains December 17, 2017 at 3:54 pm #

      Heroes and Heretics: Tertullian and Marcion

      Marcion:

      The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.
      (Dawkins, The God Delusion)

      One of the surprising things about heresies is that they are never new, only recycled. The quote above could easily have been penned by one of the earliest of all heretics, Marcion (85-160 AD). Unlike famous atheist author Dawkins, he was well placed inside the church, where he could cause the greatest harm. He was a consecrated bishop from Asia Minor (modern Turkey), who intensely disliked anything Jewish within the Christian faith. Especially the fighting and smiting, or even the creating and walking around in gardens. He suggested that someone must have tampered with the original version of the Bible, and he set out to rectify it.

      cmf.org.uk/resources/publications/content/?context=article&id=25583

      Learn History, Yankees!

      • Ol' Scratch December 17, 2017 at 4:21 pm #

        Ahh, selective history to support a preconceived agenda! The religiously inclined’s favorite weapon! That particular delusion crosses national borders with impunity, my Russian Jew friend, but nice try.

      • akmofo December 17, 2017 at 5:51 pm #

        THE COUNSELOR
        youtu.be/mDB6T6cQkTA

    • akmofo December 17, 2017 at 4:03 pm #

      Europa Europa
      youtube.com/watch?v=ndqnxrvipUk

    • Ol' Scratch December 17, 2017 at 4:13 pm #

      Thanks for that. I’ll respectfully read all this as “thematic conjecture” (a roadmap if you will) at this point, and not actual historical fact, but I think I follow the basic plot for now, at least. Consider me a Red Project devotee at this point.

      • FincaInTheMountains December 17, 2017 at 4:16 pm #

        Congratulations!

        You are in a good company along with Roosevelt, Steve Bannon and Donald Trump.

        • Ol' Scratch December 17, 2017 at 4:22 pm #

          According to your map, OK. Get on with the story.

        • Ol' Scratch December 18, 2017 at 7:33 am #

          I’m not buying your lumping of Roosevelt, Trump, and Bannon either. I think your cartographer was doing some of your infamous grain alcohol infused bong hits the day he drew your map up.

  63. pequiste December 17, 2017 at 4:53 pm #

    Gosh darn; it seems the latest posting here have everything to do with Finca’s “Colour Projects;” Ak’s focus on the bible’s veracity and holiness; Scratch’s refutation of both of them; and Janet’s monomania about her most favourite president evah, Donald J. Trump.

    Well if that is how the Commentariat is going to take liberties here at the CFN, then I want to add my obsession into the fray:

    How about a super-heavyweight late entry for this weekend edition of Celebrity Perv?

    msn.com/en-us/music/celebrity/kiss%E2%80%99-gene-simmons-sued-for-sexual-battery-by-unidentified-rad…

    For CHrist’s sake that Gene Simmons fellow is one of the vilest creatures to ever crawl out of the music bizness. Plus he is a dinosaur to boot. What the hell does womankind think a man who dresses like that, wears makeup like that, and does those sorts of suggestive things with his tongue does to women?

    youtube.com/watch?v=1-kzBFzkc0U

    Masher doesn’t quite cover it. Maurice Chevalier, he’s not.

    • FincaInTheMountains December 17, 2017 at 5:21 pm #

      See, back to sex, the dirtier the better.

      Fuck the permaculture!

  64. TGriz December 17, 2017 at 5:09 pm #

    Regarding the whole man/women thing, pussy grabbing and assgrabbery (stolen from another post herein, love it!), as long as testosterone is in circulation, this will persist at some level. Remove the testicles and the “problem” is solved…as in various examples throughout history.

  65. janet December 17, 2017 at 6:55 pm #

    “and Janet’s monomania about her most favourite president evah, Donald J. Trump.” –pequiste

    The gift that keeps on giving.

  66. Janos Skorenzy December 17, 2017 at 7:16 pm #

    Just how stupid are people who hate their own people? Oh very stupid. And the stupidest thing they say? That they love Nature! In fact they are evolutionary dead ends.

    westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com/2017/12/17/bracken-sends-sweden-a-multi-culti-utopia/

  67. Janos Skorenzy December 17, 2017 at 7:22 pm #

    Perception is strong and sight weak. In strategy it is important to see distant things as if they were close and to take a distanced view of close things.

    Miyamoto Musashi

    This is what ordinary people can’t do and intelligent Liberals refuse to do. Thus people believed Kennedy and those behind him when he said that the 1965 Immigration Act wouldn’t change America, despite changing which Nations were favored and despite Chain Migration. They couldn’t “see” the results of the concepts even if they cared enough to try.

    Choosing not to see is another name for Evil.

  68. janet December 17, 2017 at 7:36 pm #

    “I miss the days here when we had real discussions about things that mattered.” –Bean

    Infrastructure failure: Atlanta airport. Nuclear war threat: North Korea. Largest REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH from the poor to the rich happening next week. Etc.

    And what does our host present us with: Bitcoin fantasies and the protection of powerful men who can’t control their lust.

    • Ol' Scratch December 18, 2017 at 7:29 am #

      Why don’t you leave then? I know, I know, because you’re paid to be here and spew nonsense.

  69. BackRowHeckler December 17, 2017 at 7:44 pm #

    We’ve seen what the results are when women gained leadership positions in Western and Northern Europe — as Defense Ministers and Prime Ministers — the Continent overrun with Africans, South Asians and Muslims — these ‘honored guests’ raping and murdering their way thru ancient towns and cities, Western Civilization on its knees, unable and unwilling to defend itself or insure its own survival.

    And the ‘Cat Women in Charge’, sitting back at the Capital, surrounded by 8 cats, drinking boxes of wine, imagining herself as mother to the invading hordes; the invaders themselves look at her with disdain and would just as soon cut here throat if they got half a chance.

    brh

    • janet December 17, 2017 at 8:14 pm #

      imagining herself as mother to the invading hordes; the invaders themselves look at her with disdain –brh

      Wait! You have access to the inner world of both the leaders and the invaders? Or are these your fantastic projections?

      Your paranoid misogynist, racist, anti-Muslim, xenophobic post is fact-free, except for revealing what others are imagining, which you somehow seem to understand perfectly. The only number presented is “8 cats” though you don’t say who they belong to … what is your source on that number?

      • BackRowHeckler December 17, 2017 at 8:17 pm #

        Little Jane, I suspect you yourself are a ‘Cat Woman’.

        Indeed, how many cats do you have, and is the fridge filled with coxes of wine?

        brh

      • janet December 17, 2017 at 8:26 pm #

        “Western Civilization on its knees” –brh

        More fact-free fear mongering, brh.

    • GreenAlba December 18, 2017 at 7:02 am #

      “We’ve seen what the results are when women gained leadership positions in Western and Northern Europe — as Defense Ministers and Prime Ministers — the Continent overrun with Africans, South Asians and Muslims — these ‘honored guests’ raping and murdering their way thru ancient towns and cities, Western Civilization on its knees, unable and unwilling to defend itself or insure its own survival.”

      Leaving aside your taste for ridiculous hyperbole (I do not claim a total lack of problems, but your reality is Fox News and Breitbart reality, not actual reality) you may remember that the ‘leaders’ who started an unjustified war in Iraq and ended up destabilising an entire region and causing the creation of ISIS, were men – certainly men trying to prove themselves as such. One from your country and one from mine. The female leaders have been left, not unusually, with their mess to clean up.

      On a related point, isn’t it strange that leaders who have managed to avoid active service have the most belligerent mouths? Almost as if they were trying to make up for something.

  70. Janos Skorenzy December 17, 2017 at 8:17 pm #

    To paraphrase Poe: The Gays have entered Toledo. The Inquisition is in the hands of its enemies. To wit, read this passage by Barnhardt:

    Folks, when I have said in this space so many times over the past 2.5 years that the Vatican is a de facto bath house and that faggot priests, bishops, cardinals, security staff, maintenance staff and Vatican Museum tour guides (!!) are literally using the Vatican and St. Peter’s Basilica itself as a gay sex emporium, I am NOT BEING FACETIOUS. I am reporting FACTS to you that I have become aware of and had independently confirmed over and over and over again over the past 2.5 years. The last “intervention” I had about the sacrilegious sodomitical crimes in Rome was less than two weeks ago. One priest in Rome was forced to cancel Sunday Vespers, and became extremely averse to ALL high liturgy in his parish because faggot priests and laymen invaded and started “sending up” the liturgy by competing with each other as to which could sing each verse of the Psalms with an ever-increasing level of “camp”. And the faggot priests would then sit there and laugh at each other – DURING SUNDAY VESPERS WITH THE BLESSED SACRAMENT REPOSED THERE IN THE TABERNACLE. The priest was too weak to throw them out, but yet feared that he would be held responsible for their sacrilege. Sadly, and wrongly, the only option he saw was to cancel everything. I’m not kidding about this stuff, folks. This is exactly how satan works. Remember, the serpent is SUBTLE.

    The faggots in the Vatican not only did this homoerotic Nativity Scene on purpose, but are LAUGHING THEIR ASSES OFF at all of the “rubes” and “retarded holy rollers” who walk past their attack on Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and His Holy Church, and are right now luxuriating in their “untouchability” – so untouchable they believe themselves to be thanks to their leader, Mrs. Gustavo Vera, that they can literally erect (N.P.I.) homoerotica in St. Peter’s Square and no one will say a damn word.

    If I come off as extremely angry and bitter, maybe you can better understand why. And maybe you can understand why I would strenuously advise AGAINST tourism in the Vatican or Rome in general. Right now, I would not step foot inside the Vatican if you paid me. The demonic presence there is real, and unprecedented in all of Christian history.

    Janos: Thus the prophecy of Our Lady of La Salette that Rome would become the above of the Anti-Christ is vindicated. Happy now? Elrond leaps and laughs. Scratch howls with delight. Akmo punches his rubber walls with joy. Sea Wolf bites himself and starts chasing Scratch. And Alba has a spontaneous no hands orgasm.

    • janet December 17, 2017 at 8:34 pm #

      “literally using the Vatican and St. Peter’s Basilica itself as a gay sex emporium” –Barnhardt via janos

      Sounds like Western Civilization does need an Islamic civilizing influence. We need more Muslim immigrants, and more Muslims in Congress, to help save Western Civilization from itself.

      I would not step foot inside the Vatican if you paid me. The demonic presence there is real

      Sounds like another Christian Inquisition is needed, another shining example of “Western Civilization” (what cis-gendered white Christian males have wrought)

      Jews, Catholics, and Muslims have lived together in peace and will again live together in peace. Bigotry and prejudice will be overcome.

      • akmofo December 17, 2017 at 9:01 pm #

        Not just peace, but harmony and love. And not just Jews, Catholics, and Muslims, but Druze and Bahai too. That’s my beautiful city, Haifa.

        youtu.be/ySoOcZgUboM

        • BackRowHeckler December 17, 2017 at 9:41 pm #

          Oh ya, they’ll be sitting in a big circle, holding hands and singing Kumbaya.

          Mustafa himself will be leading the sing-a- long!

          brh

          • akmofo December 17, 2017 at 10:06 pm #

            It’s amazing but that’s how it is:

            en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahmadiyya_in_Israel
            youtu.be/QTVN9Hzg4NI

          • Janos Skorenzy December 17, 2017 at 10:31 pm #

            They’re considered an apostate sect by other Muslims.

          • akmofo December 17, 2017 at 10:56 pm #

            So too the Bahai and the Druze. They are the vanguard of a different future. A future for us all.

    • BackRowHeckler December 17, 2017 at 9:06 pm #

      For Islam, the Chinese and the Russians, the West must look weak and in its last days, a plum to be picked at the chosen time, ripe for exploitation and conquest.

      Women Defense Ministers, homosexuals infesting the Church and other important institutions, large hostile populations inside its borders, what’s to stop Muslim militia, the Russian Army or Chinese hordes from devouring Europe like locusts thru Biblical wheat and pushing right thru to Normandy?

      (Yes, yes, there’s the Dutch army, fully unionized, hair down to their asses, stoned out of their gourds and 1/3 young ladies and drag queens)

      BRH

      • akmofo December 17, 2017 at 9:52 pm #

        We should be so lucky of a Chinese takeover. I have a Chinese neighbor, who I kid you not, cuts the grass of his front lawn with scissors and washes his car by hand twice a week.

        • BackRowHeckler December 18, 2017 at 4:47 am #

          Hey Akfomo I guess the Muzzies didn’t get your message about Universal Love and Brotherhood, sez here in today’s WSJ they blew up a church in Pakistan Sunday, killing 9 worshippers.

          A little Christmas gift for the Christians.

          brh

          • akmofo December 18, 2017 at 8:09 am #

            Have the US Congress cut the funding to Pakistan, they’ll soon get the message. Same as you just did PLO. It’s amazing what a proper system of incentives and disincentives can achieve.

        • Ol' Scratch December 18, 2017 at 7:27 am #

          Wishing the car by hand is just good sense, but the scissors thing might be a bit hard on the knees and back.

    • GreenAlba December 18, 2017 at 6:09 am #

      You seem not to have taken your medicine this morning, Janos. Keep it up and the men in white coats will be ‘coming to take you away, haha, heehee…’

      • Ol' Scratch December 18, 2017 at 7:25 am #

        I think he’s a rejected priest whom the the order identified early on as a psychotic and wisely locked in a rubber room under heavy sedation. He’s been a bit erratic lately though, so they might have to go to the electroshock therapy to enhance the effects.

  71. Pucker December 17, 2017 at 10:05 pm #

    I saw Santa Waterboarding a Russian kid trying to get the kid to confess that he rigged the election for Trump, but the Russian kid said that the Americans voted for Trump because of the destruction of the middle class.

    • janet December 18, 2017 at 12:15 am #

      A destruction which billionaire Trump is going to continue next week with a massive REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH from the middle class to the upper class.

    • janet December 18, 2017 at 12:16 am #

      The destruction of the middle class is going to continue when billionaire Trump gets his massive REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH from the middle class to the upper class. He will benefit greatly. We will not.

  72. Pucker December 17, 2017 at 10:39 pm #

    Santa was in the mall listening to the kids sitting on his lap telling him about how they want a new iPhone to watch internet porn when a little Russian kid squeezed the Tit of one of Santa’s female elves.

    • Pucker December 17, 2017 at 10:54 pm #

      Allegedly squeezed. The Russian kid denied that he groped the elf.

    • K-Dog December 18, 2017 at 12:27 am #

      Make the right word substitutions and it all becomes true!

      Hint: the kids are American citizens.

  73. janet December 18, 2017 at 12:00 am #

    What does Trump want for Christmas? The thousands of emails he couldn’t keep secure that include sensitive exchanges on matters such as potential appointments, gossip about the views of particular senators involved in the confirmation process, speculation about vulnerabilities of Trump nominees, strategizing about press statements, and policy planning on everything from war to taxes.

    Trump needs to up his game, maybe pay more attention to keeping his emails secure and spend less time playing golf.

  74. janet December 18, 2017 at 12:13 am #

    Democrats need to learn to respect women. #metoo movement is about to take down MSNBC Chris Matthews and Democratic Congressman Ruben Kihuen. When will men ever learn? We should have women’s gender parity in Congress with at a minimum 50% women (if there are enough men who are not guilty of sexual harassment to reach 50%)

  75. janet December 18, 2017 at 3:06 am #

    Walls Built: Zero (0).
    Mexicans Billed: Zero (0).
    Swamps Drained: Zero (0).
    NAFTAs Exited: Zero (0).

    Jobs Coming Back: Zero (0).
    Coal Mines Opened: Zero (0).
    Gubbermints Shrunk: Zero (0).
    Trade Tariffs Issued: Zero (0).

    Ann Coulter, Ivanka & “The First Stripper”: Humiliated.

    Infrastructure Projects: Zero (0).
    ObamaCares Repealed: Zero (0).
    Militaries Expanded: Zero (0).
    Tax-Cuts Declared: Zero (0).

    Fighting with our Allies, fighting with the Capitalists.
    Fighting with the Press. Fighting with China.

    Wars brewing: Three (3).

    Scandals: Infinity x 1000 + 1.

    #PartyOfStupid

  76. janet December 18, 2017 at 3:20 am #

    The Projected Deficit for the next 10 years is $10 TRILLION before this Trump/Republican Tax Cut which adds another $1.5 Trillion

    NO WAY can you create enough Growth to wipe out $11.5 TRILLION in Deficits ……

    Math — It’s not just for Independents and Democrats anymore

    • akmofo December 18, 2017 at 7:33 am #

      The tax plan is meant to repatriate corporate monies sitting abroad. I don’t remember the exact figures but it’s more than $10 trillion USD. Not only that, but the tax reform would make the US an attractive place for foreign capital to flow into. What effect this would have on the US economy I leave to your imagination.

      • Ol' Scratch December 18, 2017 at 7:47 am #

        Been drinking heavily today, I see.

        • Ol' Scratch December 18, 2017 at 7:48 am #

          By the way, have you tried Finca’s patented grain alcohol infused bong hits? I hear they’re da bomb! Literally!

          • akmofo December 18, 2017 at 8:01 am #

            If Mountain Finc is drinking anything it would likely be the Absolut Swedish kind while we still can, before it becomes Haram.

  77. janet December 18, 2017 at 3:24 am #

    The great irony is Tax Cuts for the Billionares and Corporations is not what most Trump voters voted for. They voted for the Infrastructure jobs that Trump promised.

    They heard Trump talk about repairing our horrible airports! How horrible our airports were compared with the rest of the world. Well we all just got to see how crumbling the infrastructure is at the world’s busiest Airport is in the busiest Airport in Atlanta. How that totally backed up air travel not only in Atlanta but the whole country today and will continue for the whole week before Christmas. This is in a Red State. The sign of things to come.

    What we also get to see is at least Senators Purdue and Iaskason of Georgia will not be making it Washington anytime early Monday Morning. There will also be other Senators with connections out of Atlanta missing on Monday. Along with a whole bunch of Congress persons missing on Monday. Certainly the entire delegation from Georgia will he missing on Monday morning. Then count on the Jersey and California no votes. The House and Senate will not be voting on Monday!

    • Ol' Scratch December 18, 2017 at 7:20 am #

      Hey, have you inquired to see if Jim will create a spam bot section for you and yours in the comments? Maybe even get some sponsored links for the DNC and the various femme coalitions and what not?

  78. Pucker December 18, 2017 at 3:37 am #

    Santa Claus is an opportunistic prophet for angry misfits: those who see themselves as wholly dispensable in a society where economic growth has enriched only a minority and democracy appears to be a game rigged by the powerful.

    Santa Claus has adopted the stiff-armed salute and designed a black uniform with pirate skull and crossbones, among other things; Santa talks obsessively of martyrdom, sacrifice and death.

    • ozone December 18, 2017 at 9:18 am #

      Ooooo! So what will we find in our lederhosen (hung by the chimney with care)? Hopefully, something with which to handily dispatch the untermenchen! Glorious, glorious Christmas Day in the Empire!

      Greetings from Krampus:
      en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krampus#/media/File:Gruss_vom_Krampus.jpg

      Somehow, the sister figure doesn’t seem much concerned that her naughty brother is being stuffed in Krampus’ wicker backpack for transportation to his lair. Meh. Oh well, apples are good.

  79. FincaInTheMountains December 18, 2017 at 4:39 am #

    is sounds like you are inferring that there are centers of power in the world that are not subservient to the central banking establishment, an unbelievable story. == toktomi

    Bingo!

    I keep telling you that the banking and finance, though very important part of the power structure, play secondary or even tertiary roles and always subservient to ideology

    • Ol' Scratch December 18, 2017 at 7:17 am #

      I think you misconstrue Finca. Of course ideology is the overall driving factor. That’s a constant no matter what system you’re looking at. That said, financialization is the driving force behind the current ideology, and to some, likely large, extent influences the philosophy in return as well. Ideology provides the motive, but financialization provides the means, without which the motive would be largely impotent. No financialization and you have no global military and no global financial markets and no runaway industrialism or any of the rest of it.

    • akmofo December 18, 2017 at 8:42 am #

      So what are think tanks for? My observation is that “ideology” is just an intellectual cover for the game of monopoly.

      • pequiste December 18, 2017 at 9:16 am #

        Add Theology, among some other “-ologies” and “- isms,” and you are correct with your observation. Cover stories for the Human will to power.

    • ozone December 18, 2017 at 8:58 am #

      Riches-to-power, power-to-riches…..bitchez.
      No need for over-complication (which usually indicates subterfuge). Schemes within schemes.

  80. FincaInTheMountains December 18, 2017 at 8:48 am #

    A look at the Western Black Project by a British aristocrat 15 years ago and an explanation of why Stanley Kubrick followed Charlie Chaplin to Old Good England.

    And soon in my opinion this could be a film about Donald Trump and a Deep State if his tax reform does not pass this week.

    youtube.com/watch?v=yVDOrlugfBI

    • ozone December 19, 2017 at 7:53 pm #

      Yes, it’s *good* to have fantasies to alleviate inner conflicts and dread confusion. Movies are especially helpful as they provide a visual context in addition to the verbal. (Please keep the subtitles to yourself, we don’t cotton to that “reading” stuff.)
      Please Sir, may I have another helping of balderdash and horse-hockey?

  81. Buck Stud December 25, 2017 at 4:35 pm #

    I’ve been following the beautiful middle age professional woman and former well-known/revered sports writer on social media for a couple of years now. I became interested in the pair because it intrigued what a beautiful woman could ever see in a now morbidly obese, balding, unemployed sports news journalist constantly lamenting the demise of the newspaper industry.

    The clues soon revealed themselves. She was being introduced to celebrity culture and treated to the inner echelons of professional sports franchise happenings. They had elegant nights out on the town; she in beautiful dresses featuring her considerable better parts and he in loose sports jackets doing a poor job covering up a gut that no doubt blocked any view of his Johnson when taking a leak or anything else intimate.

    The former sports journalist is a damn nice guy, showering her with public praise and gifts. So nice, that it made this observer cringe the more I thought he probably was being used for her short time thrill and access to celebrity culture. After all, when I saw the posted video clip of her karaoke singing along with the Righteous Brothers and he wobbling fat up to the mic in romantic ecstasy only to receive the coldest peck ever, well, something just didn’t look to be clicking on the passion front.

    And it probably doesn’t help that he still seems totally unconcerned about being incredibly fat.

    Last week he started making noise about returning to his native Oklahoma and “she” never did respond one way or another. But plenty of other women did respond no doubt hoping to receive the celebrity tour themselves some day.

    Hopefully he will wise up for his own emotional well being and pick a partner more physically aligned with his own dire state of physical being. Because lets face it, all that bullshit about looking beyond physicality is well, bullshit.

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