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The Parties Crawl Off to Die

I ‘ve alluded to being a registered Democrat now and again, a disclosure that makes some readers go feral with wrath. For years I could only justify it as formal opposition to the cretinous brand of Republicanism that washed over the country like a septic wave with the reign of that sainted pompadour-in-search-of-a-brain, Ronald Reagan, whose “morning in America” bromide was among the biggest whoppers of my lifetime. With Reagan, we got the officially-sanctioned marriage of right wing politics and the most moronic strains of Southland evangelical religiosity. (Ronnie stated more than once his belief that Biblical “end times” were close at hand, which should have raised the question of his actual concern for the nation’s future — did he think it had one? — but nobody ever asked him about it.) George H. W. Bush expressed a similar view, perhaps merely pandering to the dolts of Dixie.

So, who in his right mind could have subscribed to that load of bullshit?

Meanwhile, the youthful and magnetic Clintons came on in 1992. They put on a good show of national stewardship in the early going. Bill could speak English fluently, unlike his two predecessors. Hillary’s committee to tackle health care reform came to grief, but the effort at least implied a recognition that medicine was turning into a shameless racket (now fully metastasized). Bill managed to shove through a species of welfare reform — remarkable for a Democrat — that has since deliquesced back into a swamp of disability fraud. But the Clinton turning point was the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act, which opened the door to an orgy of financial mischief so arrant and awful, and to a plague of corruption so broad and deep, that American life is now pitching into a long emergency.

Add to that now the signal failures of Barack Obama: 1) no prosecution or attempted regulation of widespread financial misdeeds 2) no effort to counter the disastrous Citizens United Supreme Court decision that allows corporations to buy elections; 3) no end to dubious military operations in distant lands, and 4) healthcare “reform” that only fortified the existing rackets — take all that together and you can only recoil from whatever it means to be a Democrat.

And now the return of Hillary, gliding above the election arena like Rodan the Flying Reptile — caw! caw! Get me outa here! It’s not just her, of course. It’s the whole disgusting circus parade of identity politics, and PC witch-hunting, and trans-sex drum-beating, and girl-lugging-a-mattress-around-campus idiocy, and blame-it-all-on-Whitey whinging, and drone-strike-du-jour warfare, and out-of-control NSA surveillance monkey business, plus throw in the outrageous scams of “civil forfeiture” under a president who was supposedly a professor of constitutional law — the list of Democratic-sponsored absurdities and turpitudes gives me the vapors.

The New York Times ran a front-page story Sunday saying that the Republican nomination-chasers were sounding too ominous, too dark, about the state of the nation, at least for the purpose of getting elected. As if the Times has an interest in them succeeding. I guess they were “just sayin’.” For my money, you can’t paint a dark enough picture to fully capture the decadence and depravity in the current zeitgeist. This, after all, is the basic appeal of Trump — though a panoramic shot of his supporters in one of those stadium love-fests suggests that their very demeanor is a big part of the problem: crowds of overfed tattooed clowns in nursery togs clamoring for a return to 1956. Good luck with that.

More than once I’ve referred to the earlier period in US history, the 1850s, when the political compass points shook loose and parties died. The Whigs disappeared altogether (and fast!) and the Democrats became a rump party of southern slavers. Well, the two major parties of our time are now perfectly poised to enter the Temple Grandin cattle chute of death. But history doesn’t repeat, of course, it only rhymes, and this time there are no other political parties standing by to take their place, no credible institutions, certainly no one like Lincoln. There are only Bernie Sanders and the execrable Trump.

Sanders functions nicely as a foil to the flying reptile. But the self-labeled socialist has a big problem. The public may be simmering with grievance, but my guess is that they are not especially hot for more redistribution of the national wealth — that is, whatever little remains in the hands of a sore beset former middle class. The absence of any other reputible figure on the Democratic “bench” belies a party now more hollow than a supermarket Easter egg.

What we see gathering is a political storm as perfect as the typhoon that has formed in banking. Surely the financial storm will strike first and it will leave the public stupefied with loss. I would not even bet against the possibility of the 2016 selection being canceled in some manner. Imagine, for instance, what the Pentagon brass thinks of Trump. And what they are planning for him. Just sayin’.

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

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  1. zaphod42 September 14, 2015 at 9:11 am #

    At last someone publically supports my feelings about St. Ronnie, “the Wrong.” Thank you, sir.

    And, counting Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, both some sort of neo-Republican posers, we have now hand an uninterrupted period of 35 years, from 1980 to date, of unremitting “trickle down” and “deregulate” combined with whining from the victors that their taxes are STILL too high.

    You are correct, of course, in the need for some third (and fourth?) party to pick up the scraps after the party.

    Craig

    • Neon Vincent September 14, 2015 at 9:48 am #

      “You are correct, of course, in the need for some third (and fourth?) party to pick up the scraps after the party.”

      They already exist, as I pointed out when Pizza Man Cain wanted a third party for conservatives three years ago. There are plenty of parties for conservatives, reactionaries, and other right-wingers, the Republicans, the Libertarians, the Constitution Party, and what’s left of the Reform Party. There’s even an attempt at reviving the Whigs for moderates. The Libertarians even have ballot access in most states. So do the Greens, which are the sole alternative on the Left to the Democrats in most of the country. One of the reasons they don’t catch on is Duverger’s Law, which “asserts that plurality rule elections structured within single-member districts tend to favor a two-party system,” according to Wikipedia. It’s difficult for a third party to get a word in edgewise in that system, although it can happen where there are strong regional parties like the Bloc Quebecois in Canada or the Scottish National Party in the UK. They effectively become one of the two major parties in their region. On the other hand, a party with support spread over the entire country but coming in second or third nearly everywhere will get nowhere in a representative system, much the the UKIP, which received more votes than the SNP, but has only one member of Parliament. That’s why Trump is running as a Republican; he’ll have a much better chance staging a hostile takeover of the GOP than of running in his own party.

      • capt spaulding September 14, 2015 at 11:51 am #

        Both parties responded according to the times they lived in. Back in the 60’s, Republicans had to reflect the public’s attitude or lose the elections. Republicans of that era were well to the left of the Democrats of today. Ditto for the Dems. The Democrats of today are well to the right of the Democrats of the sixties. As it stands right now, I don’t much care for either party, since everything in Washington DC is bought and paid for by the oligarchs, who seem to be doing quite well, thank you very much. I’m sure there are some warts on Sanders, but he seems to be the best choice available at the present time. There are echoes of Perot, back when people were tired of the status quo, but I think now it’s much more solidified. At the time, there was some concern in Wash DC about the success of Perot, but there wasn’t enough anger in the ranks to effect a change in the govt. It didn’t help when Perot threw a hissy fit & pulled out of the race either.

        • membersince September 17, 2015 at 10:56 am #

          “More than once I’ve referred to the earlier period in US history, the 1850s, when the political compass points shook loose and parties died.”

          I have believed for years that both parties are in a race to self-destruct. Now that Citizens United has decoupled money and party, and now that the fearful media have defaulted on any obligation to make sense, the race seems to be going to the Repugnants.

      • ZrCrypDiK September 23, 2015 at 1:26 am #

        Repugnicant pretenter!!! That sh! whuz *FUNNY*!!!

    • K-Dog September 14, 2015 at 10:42 am #

      The first comment of the weekly role is usually not well thought out because making an intelligent comment actually takes a few minutes. But there are exceptions. One exception (which we see this week) is when the comment expresses an essential truth that seeks a voice so badly if wants to leap from the keyboard. Essential truths can click out quickly.

      “Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, both some sort of neo-Republican posers,”

      Now that’s a truth that is not wearing clown clothes or nursery togs and is the main reason Rodan the Flying Reptile is condemned to circle with nowhere to land. Nobody finds her credible and she bends like grass in the wind at every puff of wind from the ‘be afraid be very afraid’ neo-con peanut gallery.

      • K-Dog September 14, 2015 at 10:45 am #

        ‘Roll’ as in scroll not ‘role’ which is phonetic but incorrect. My paws are hitting the wrong keys this morning. I’m out of here until they work better.

        • sprawlcapital September 15, 2015 at 1:04 am #

          K–
          Were your paws at fault, or was it speech recognition software? We need a Constitutional amendment for the abolition of speech recognition software.

          • K-Dog September 15, 2015 at 10:22 pm #

            My paws. Using speech recognition software for me would be an abomination.

      • Beryl of Oyl September 14, 2015 at 2:23 pm #

        Me too. I was going to say that the first four paragraphs from Mr. Kunstler this week could have been written by me, except I can’t write like that. Then the first comment and your comment on it, made it perfect.

      • Pettifogger September 14, 2015 at 5:49 pm #

        If Obama is aa neo-Republican, what must favor to be considered a Democrat?: Shipping the bourgeoisie off to labor camps on the North Slope?

        • K-Dog September 14, 2015 at 9:42 pm #

          Simply putting citizens before corporations and eschewing the NSA surveillance monkey business would suffice. A true democrat would have held Wall Street accountable instead of dreaming of the corporate boards he can sit on once out of office. Not giving Monsanto everything they want and more would also have been a beginning.

          Democrats have lost all credibility regarding essential differences which once separated them from republicans. Democrats are what republicans were twenty years ago and modern republicans just plain suck.

          May both parties crawl off and die.

          • sprawlcapital September 15, 2015 at 1:21 am #

            K–

            Giving Monsanto everything they want has been the mission of our current secretary of agriculture, the former governor of Iowa, Tom Vilsack. Obama rewarded Iowa with the appointment of Vilsack. and he could not have made a worse choice for ag secretary. (The Iowa caucuses in 2008, as you will recall, started Obama on his path to the White House.)

    • george33 September 14, 2015 at 3:12 pm #

      For a dark ages recast of modernity, please view this youtube entitled: “If Robin Hood met Republicans”

      youtube.com/watch?v=LEcDlD8Jz5k

    • Pettifogger September 14, 2015 at 5:38 pm #

      Sir, if your view is that Barack Obama is tantamount to a Republican, you must never have had a political discussion with a Republican.

      • zaphod42 September 14, 2015 at 5:59 pm #

        Actually, my good sir, and with all due respect, I simply cannot tell the difference. His “medical care” program was a capitulation to the Republicans and has resulted in absolutely no progress in containing the farce we call medical care in America. It does not induce savings, efficiencies, or need.

        He has not closed Guantanamo.

        We continue to intervene militarily in areas for which we have no responsibility.

        He has not had his AG prosecute a single bankster.

        No… he is not a far right Republican. But he is a far right democrat, indistinguishable from an actual Republican in anything but name.

        He backed down in every situation in the first years of his presidency when he could have had single payer medical care; his opening ploy in negotiations always seemed to be, “Give the Republicans what they will demand.” From there, they always asked for more, and he always relented.

        How anyone could imagine he was a “progressive” much less “liberal” Democrat is beyond my admittedly limited comprehension.

        And, consider that I was an Obama delegate in 2008. Because I expected that he would not be another neo-Republican like Bill Clinton. Imagine my surprise, and my consternation when shown to be wrong. I did NOT vote for his second term… nor did I vote for Mitt Romney.

        Today I would vote for Bernie Sanders; I would NOT vote for Clinton or for any Republican. I might consider voting for Joe Biden, and would not be surprised if he was like Obama. Frankly, sir, we need a new party or two. I am not sanguine that we will see one.

        Craig

        • K-Dog September 14, 2015 at 9:52 pm #

          Very well put. Closing Guantanamo was a campaign promise and that it is still open eight years later suffices to show his insincerity. He gave us Republican medical care and is on target to have a Republican like showdown with Russia over Ukraine. I can’t think of a single ‘Democratic’ thing he has done.

          That he is not a satanic far right republican does not make him an angel.

  2. newworld September 14, 2015 at 9:35 am #

    1956, I would take 1996, that seems quaint to me. Pre-1954 would be better since that would take that clown supreme court ruling off the books and allow communities to govern themselves as they see fit. And none of you pretentious lefties give me the Sainted Black rhetoric, heard it for decades and those decades have produced nothing but fail.

    BLM the Taliban of the American Left, an astroturf group meant to drive low IQ people into a murderous rage, and they have succeeded, see the Kentucky cop shooting by, yep you guessed it.

    For your folks amusement, my city has a decent entertainment area full of the usual bars and restaurants for socializing. Well while you are bemoaning the usual white bogeyman the immigrant men have taken to this downtown area in their search for those mythical American sluts. Literally you progressives have given us Borat in real life, a literal clown show of third world bufoons with their gold chains about their necks looking for the hot blonde of their nightly emission dreams.

    • noel bodie September 14, 2015 at 9:56 am #

      NW, check your meds.

      • Janos Skorenzy September 14, 2015 at 1:38 pm #

        Check you commitment to reality. Or do you think the conscience operates in a vacuum free of facts?

    • newworld September 14, 2015 at 10:01 am #

      Decades of fail, now what progressives, more identity politics?

      • Janos Skorenzy September 14, 2015 at 3:54 pm #

        All great things come from Identity Politics. Get your head out of your ass, liberal.

    • Zoltar September 14, 2015 at 10:04 am #

      Huh?

    • Smoky Joe September 14, 2015 at 10:45 am #

      “the hot blonde of their nightly emission dreams”

      And there is a problem with this?

      • Janos Skorenzy September 14, 2015 at 3:49 pm #

        Only a White Man and a White Women can create another Blonde. If a Blonde woman loves herself, she loves her genotype. And that means she wants more Blondes. And that means she only goes to bed with White Men.

        You are an Embarrassment.

    • Spunkmeyer September 14, 2015 at 11:08 am #

      Living with so much rage in your heart must be exhausting. You realize Archie Bunker was an intentionally satirical TV character, right?

      • vengeur September 14, 2015 at 12:19 pm #

        There goes another profound American TV analogy. He makes statements you don’t agree with, so he MUST be ANGRY and in a rage. LOL

        • Spunkmeyer September 14, 2015 at 12:44 pm #

          Yes, I do consider people who want to throw around phrases like, “[Bernie Sanders], the Taliban of the American Left…” as angry (and unhappy) people.

          • statens_jarnvagar September 14, 2015 at 1:46 pm #

            BLM was referring to “Black Lives Matter”

          • Spunkmeyer September 15, 2015 at 10:14 am #

            I stand corrected on the intended target for derision… but still stand by my point. Equating BLM and the Taliban is nonsense, as if they’re forcing people to wear Dashikis…

        • Spunkmeyer September 14, 2015 at 12:46 pm #

          And let’s not forget the victimhood angle. I’m guessing it was probably written by an oppressed White Male Christian, who wants to “take their country back,” as well.

      • Janos Skorenzy September 14, 2015 at 3:52 pm #

        Anti-American Jewish propaganda. What a naïf you are!

        theoccidentalobserver.net/2012/11/norman-lears-all-in-the-family-resurfaces/

    • Janos Skorenzy September 14, 2015 at 1:41 pm #

      For decades our main export has been Blacks on Blondes pornography. These young men are seeking what they’ve been promised. And pray tell, which group controls pornography? Care to check your own commitment to reality?

      • seawolf77 September 14, 2015 at 1:59 pm #

        Black men and white women share a common oppressor.

        • statens_jarnvagar September 14, 2015 at 2:59 pm #

          Why are Blacks and Muslims so desperate to live under White Supremacy in Europe and America?

          • seawolf77 September 14, 2015 at 3:37 pm #

            “They’d rather be alive then free, poor dumb bastards.”
            8 Ball in “Apocalypse Now”

    • ozone September 14, 2015 at 5:44 pm #

      Jeebus rode a bus!
      Such an early appearance of naked trollery surely indicates that we’re close to a tipping point/polar shift in this h’yar land of deluded rubes and bloodthirsty psychos.
      (Nope, I don’t entertain the concept of “the usual white bogeyman”. That’s simply a non-existent hot-button for weepy 88-ers who wish to wallow in their self-defined victimhood, instead of getting off their asses and trying out their fine “ideas” on the general populace. Rather, I bemoan the fact that this country has more than its share of willfully ignorant and divisive operatives/operators, followed by their flocks of thoughtless sheep.)

      • Spunkmeyer September 15, 2015 at 9:42 am #

        Hear hear! Fox News and MSNBC (and their viewers) are two sides of the same coin.

    • S M Tenneshaw September 15, 2015 at 12:30 am #

      Strom, is that you?

  3. Brabantian September 14, 2015 at 9:41 am #

    Dovetailing with JHK’s final paragraph .. A YouGov pool recently found 29% of US citizens already would support a military coup d’état (article on Alt-Market about this).

    One of the curious & unsettling USA dissident magnet websites, is ‘Veterans Today’ (VT) led by retired US military Gordon Duff & Jim Dean

    The VT site & its commenters, led by veterans of US military & intelligence agencies, often approach the subject of US military officers ‘needing to act’ because of the genuine truth that the US Constitution has become a dead letter in the hands of all 3 branches of the US government regime, which are ‘standing down’ in their duties of stopping the major international & domestic crimes of the corrupt US leadership

    In today’s age of advanced technological surveillance & drone murder, the ‘military coup’ option indeed may be especially appealing to USA citizens not ready themselves to risk their own lives opposing their cruel corrupt government

    A recurring claim by some retired military personnel and others, popular among the VT crowd, is that a coup d’état might be the only way to save the USA from ‘dual citizen Israeli lobby USA traitors’ upon whom most all recent failed US wars and debacles can be blamed … Despite all the various material on ‘Jewish influence’ in the USA; 40% of USA billionaires being Jewish etc … It could yet be that if a USA military coup d’état does occur, it could be given a convenient ‘blame the traitor Jews’ colouring … with media suddenly highlighting extremist statements of Israeli politicians, & photos blown-apart children in Gaza in place of the drowned little Syrian boy on the beach whom media highlighted last week. Jewish influences in media, might be just a temporary sufferance until the higher oligarchs decide a new (but classic) scapegoat is needed for urgent circumstances

    Populist (and eventually assassinated) US politician Huey Long, was asked during the 1930s if he thought the USA could go fascist, and he replied:

    ‘Yes, but in the USA they will call it anti-fascism’

    • newworld September 14, 2015 at 9:57 am #

      I’m a Zionist supporter, and granted their interests have helped screw up the middle east much more than it was I really don’t think they have much in the way of grand strategic thinking and hence what seemed logical at the time has turned into a gigantic mess right at their doorstep. I also don’t think they have much impetus or room to maneuver with grand national political strategy because there is not much needed for them to slip under the waters of history.

      But they build a damn fine border fence.

      • statens_jarnvagar September 14, 2015 at 11:28 am #

        Israel’s goal is to flood Europe and the U.S. with third worlders.

        Admin says: That’s bullshit Statens. Don’t piss me off — JHK

        • zaphod42 September 14, 2015 at 11:33 am #

          So, Assad and ISIS are Israelis now? Get a grip, man!
          \

          • statens_jarnvagar September 14, 2015 at 11:44 am #

            It’s well established that ISIS is a joint Saudi/Israeli creation.

            The Israeli’s want to get rid of Assad because he is the last thing standing between complete chaos in the ME, and a flood of Muslims that want “free stuff from whitey” in Europe.

          • Janos Skorenzy September 14, 2015 at 3:59 pm #

            Wait, you just confused ISIS and Assad? And you think America can be on both sides simultaneously? And you think other people are confused?

            Even if only two out of three are correct, you fail.

          • zaphod42 September 14, 2015 at 6:44 pm #

            S.J.: “It’s well established that ISIS is a joint Saudi/Israeli creation.”

            By whom? Assertions are not proof, and whilst I acknowledge the likelihood of Saudi complicity in 9/11 attack, the idea that the Whabis are cooperating with Israel is worse than ludicrous.

            J.S.: “Wait, you just confused ISIS and Assad?”

            Where is your mind? Think, man. It is the two of them, together, that are creating the havoc in Syria; and, our support for the ‘rebels’ makes things even worse. I still see no answer to the (rhetorical) question, would you stay in your home as your neighborhood was shelled by various factions who all want to rule you with various degrees of cruelty or manifest indifference.

            These people will go back when the bombs stop falling. If there is anything left to which to return. What, exactly, is your warmhearted and sagacious answer to the problems in Syria?

            Craig

          • Spunkmeyer September 15, 2015 at 10:17 am #

            I thought it was a creation of the Tri-Lateral Commission, statens…

        • malthuss September 14, 2015 at 11:38 am #

          David Miliband has launched a furious attack on the government’s handling of the migration crisis and demanded Britain take in more refugees. dailymail.co.uk/new

          M.P. Gerald Kaufman demands more more more more! It’s Britian’s moral duty! Let them in! https://www.youtube.

          David Aaronovitch says let them in, they can become electrical engineers! blogs.spectator.co.uk/c

          Naturally, Israel just can’t afford to take them and our politicians all agree that Israel has the right to remain an ethnically pure state.
          Merkel certainly agrees to their demands and goes to Israel to receive awards for flooding Germany with brown immigrants.

          Shimon Peres lauded her efforts to finally exterminate Germans for good by saying that Germany has left its Nazi past behind. Suddenly, Google removed the articles for that search.

      • Janos Skorenzy September 14, 2015 at 1:43 pm #

        You are insane and/or compromised.

        • statens_jarnvagar September 14, 2015 at 2:01 pm #

          Unfortunately the only thing many American “conservatives” wish to “conserve” is the state of Israel.

        • seawolf77 September 14, 2015 at 3:38 pm #

          Clinically?

    • elysianfield September 14, 2015 at 12:04 pm #

      Brabantian,

      Sedition is still a “high crime” in this country…just sayin’.

      • seawolf77 September 14, 2015 at 1:57 pm #

        Got Jesus crucified.

        • Janos Skorenzy September 14, 2015 at 4:00 pm #

          So crates too Garth.

          • zaphod42 September 14, 2015 at 6:51 pm #

            Socrates was prosecuted for sedition; his fellow citizens gave him the alternative of death or banishment. Rather than live anywhere but his home, he took the poison. Most do not think the Athenians would have executed him.

            The lesson that Plato taught was obedience to the state.

            Jesus taught the same lesson.

            I will remain agnostic as to the correct conduct in response to omnibus evil on the part of my sovereign. It is worth considering the breadth of agreement between Plato and the authors of the N.T.

            Craig

          • messianicdruid September 15, 2015 at 10:59 am #

            Being executed by fellow citizens for refusing to run with them to do evil is the mark of honor. Is your sovereign the crowd (operating as a group – the state) or the Creator God, who will raise all up to face (be judged by) the deeds done in the body?

            Churchianity offers only a smorgasbord that is sweet to the to tounge but bitter in the belly.

    • elysianfield September 14, 2015 at 12:04 pm #

      Brabantian,

      Sedition is still a “high crime” in this country…just sayin’.

      • elysianfield September 14, 2015 at 12:09 pm #

        Sorry for the duplication…sticky computer this AM.

    • Janos Skorenzy September 14, 2015 at 1:49 pm #

      Brabantian: Given that 3% of the population creates 40% of the Billionaires, controls the media, three Supreme Court Justices, etc – how exactly is this web site wrong? I mean you could explain yourself perhaps but the fact that you put quotation marks around Jewish influence makes you very hard to take seriously.

      Care to tell the people who assassinated Huey Long?

  4. noel bodie September 14, 2015 at 9:53 am #

    LBJ feared he had given the South to the reps. when he signed the Civil Rights Act of ’64 and Ronnie collected that tab when he went to Dixie speaking of “states rights” and now we have a solid red south. The parties have absolutely switched from southern Dixiecrats and Rockerfeller Republicans. Flipped on their heads. Everything I despised in the old Dixiecrat party is now solidly ensconced in the republicans and the party of Lincoln is now found on the blue team.

    • seawolf77 September 14, 2015 at 2:00 pm #

      LBJ was the only president in American history who was clinically insane. The man was bat shit crazy.

      • hineshammer September 14, 2015 at 2:57 pm #

        First, there exists no such diagnosis as “clinically insane”. Second, how do we know that? Modern psychology was born in the late 1800s. Any president before then could have been bat-shit crazy.

        • seawolf77 September 14, 2015 at 3:28 pm #

          You know those people who show up in white coats and an ambulance? They take you away and bring you to a place called a clinic i.e. the “funny farm”. Inside that clinic they perform tests on you to determine if you are sane or insane. If they determine you are insane it means you are clinically insane. It’s like judicially sound. It’s not a ruling. It’s a description. To my knowledge no president other then LBJ has been described by historians as crazy, clinically depressed, or out of touch with reality. He is like Nero in that respect. What else can you go on but the history of the man? Rumors and innuendo.

          • hineshammer September 14, 2015 at 7:15 pm #

            Was that last sentence meant to be a question? But again I should reiterate that your use of the term “clinically insane” is incorrect. Insane is a term strictly used in the legal system, certainly not in psychology.

          • terrasapien September 14, 2015 at 7:57 pm #

            “Inside that clinic they perform tests on you to determine if you are sane or insane.”

            More like if you have health insurance, they close their eyes and open the DSM and you have what ever their finger lands on and they keep you for weeks and fill you full of pills. If you don’t have health insurance, they kick you out to free up the bed for someone who does.

  5. orbit7er September 14, 2015 at 9:53 am #

    A vast majority of Americans despise the bankster bailout, they are sick of the endless Wars, and many from the right and the left are also against the endless spying of the Deep National Security State. So I would not be so quick to write off Bernie Sanders who has stood by his principles and actually led good honest government for decades.
    The desire for more equity was shown in the last midterm elections when even as many Republican troglodytes got elected against Weimar Democrats, voters approved increases to the minimum wage in the reddest States. Although Tsipras ultimately betrayed the anti-Austerity promises of his supporters, Syriza has had a meteoric rise to at least the pretense of power from nowhere. Like Podemos in Spain, Jeremy Corbyn in the British Labor Party just last week, and the toppling of Abbot in Australia. The winds of change are here and blowing everywhere against the neoliberal/conservative attempt to seize the whole world for plutocrat’s profits.
    And the winds of change are blowing in other ways Kunstler should salute if seldom mentioned by the Corporate Media.. Last week the Dutch announced that while their electrified Rail system is already 50% powered by renewable electricity rather than fossil fuels, key wind and other projects are in the works to provide 100% renewable energy for their whole extensive Rail system!

    railway-technology.com/features/featuremichel-kerkhof-of-eneco-discusses-the-dutch-rail-networks-ren…

    Of interest is that already due to their use of Rail, bicycles and walking Dutch transportation only generates 20% of their greenhouse emissions versus 35% for the Auto addicted USA and 47% for Gov Christie’s New Jersey after wrecking our transit.
    And even Republican cities are finally turning to Green Transit and building LightRail and attempting to move towards walkable communities.

    Of course the endless Wars continue but the people are hardly enamored of them…
    Change is coming

    • zaphod42 September 14, 2015 at 10:44 am #

      Given the status of MSM, all being owned by the 1%, the relentless propaganda of “He’s a Socialist” will stop a BM presidency, delivering the White House to the Republicans.

      A Hillary candidacy would also guarantee significant Republican gains in both the House and the Senate, unless the R’s stupidly ran Jeb! for President. I think the country would reflexively vote against either Clinton or Bush at this point in time, unless both ran. A Bush candidacy would probably propel at least a Senate majority for the Dems, and perhaps a bare House as well, except against Clinton.

      Libertarians have been a joke for years, though I confess I have voted for more Libertarian candidates for President than either Republican or Democrat, my philosophy being, “a Pox on both their houses.” So, I don’t really think we will see the Libertarian candidate win. Besides, the L’s are pretty much all Tea Party people now, so they have the Republican Party pretty much to themselves nowadays.

      Having said that, I think that if someone came up, today, with a new party, left of center, and a 50 state organizational plan to get a slate on the ballot in most states, they would win in 2016. Hell, a well organized write-in candidate might be able to pull it off, what with the moronity of the latest versions of the two main parties today.

      In any case, I expect we will see “interesting times” ahead, in the finest Chinese proverbial tradition.

      Craig

      • zaphod42 September 14, 2015 at 10:48 am #

        I have a sticky key… that is BMS, not BM.

        • Q. Shtik September 14, 2015 at 12:21 pm #

          Thanks for explaining, I was about to ask “bowel movement?”

          • Beryl of Oyl September 14, 2015 at 2:30 pm #

            BS isn’t any better.

      • ozone September 14, 2015 at 12:52 pm #

        zaphod,
        You and orbiter are correct; the media (oligarch owned and operated) will never allow an ‘unvetted’/’unapproved’ candidate have any kind of forum in which to gain popular traction and a chance at the reins of power.

        How it’s done:

        informationclearinghouse.info/article42528.htm

        • zaphod42 September 14, 2015 at 1:16 pm #

          Thank you. I have shared that link; it is now in my permanent collection.

          Craig

      • abbybwood September 15, 2015 at 7:00 am #

        Check out the Citizens Party @ votecitizens.org

      • Spunkmeyer September 15, 2015 at 10:20 am #

        I’d wait for a few debates before writing off Bernie Sanders. His message is a self-evident reflection of where American life is these days for many people.

    • statens_jarnvagar September 14, 2015 at 11:32 am #

      Lesbos was one of the “Red Islands” that voted overwhelmingly for Syriza in the last election. After being flooded by Blacks and Muslims in this latest “refugee crisis”, Lesbos is now a staunch supporter of the Golden Dawn.

    • bossier56 September 14, 2015 at 12:12 pm #

      Sanders has led well in a state easy to lead. Less diverse, educated , and small like Denmark

      • Janos Skorenzy September 14, 2015 at 1:53 pm #

        Yeah we have to change that right? Ruin it with Blacks. Vermont has a tiny Black population which is responsible for a large amount of the crime. So in response they hide the facts and try to get more Blacks.

        Liberalism is mental illness.

        • Spunkmeyer September 15, 2015 at 10:23 am #

          I’m guessing that the only reason JK permits comments such as yours is to allow people to publicly embarrass themselves.

    • Janos Skorenzy September 14, 2015 at 1:51 pm #

      Two ominous facts about Sanders: He’s a mainstream Democrat when it comes to Israel – a Zionist in other words. And he crawled before the Black Lives thugs.

      Does he really represent change? Or just change we can believe in?

      • S M Tenneshaw September 15, 2015 at 12:46 am #

        OMIGOD, he’s PROSEMITIC!!!!! AAAGGGGHHHHH!!!!!

  6. sauerkraut September 14, 2015 at 10:01 am #

    As for military intervention in domestic politics, it is worth noting the constitutionally imposed term limit of an “interim president”.

  7. Ghung September 14, 2015 at 10:01 am #

    Became firmly “non-affiliated”, politically, about 25 years ago, AKA: ‘disenfranchised’ for a quarter century. Seemed like the only real choice, such as it was. I expect to die that way as there’s not much out there that deserves any semblance of my support. I don’t see that changing in any future I plan to be a part of.

  8. pequiste September 14, 2015 at 10:02 am #

    Fascinating how “morning in America” has metamorphosed into “mourning for America.” Pity, shame and paybacks are hell.

    The next political party is going to be more akin to TV’s “The Sons of Anarchy” than we are going to like.

    • Janos Skorenzy September 14, 2015 at 1:59 pm #

      All real politics are “local” – in other words Identity. Why would any sane man vote for a System in which he is officially at the bottom of?

      If your sister married a Black, wouldn’t you disown her? The kids wont have anything to do with you genetically – just cuckoos in the nest. To dote on them would make you a cuck. Not to disown her is wrong – a capitulation to popular prejudice.

      • statens_jarnvagar September 14, 2015 at 2:09 pm #

        The most precious possession you have in the world is your own people.

      • pequiste September 14, 2015 at 2:51 pm #

        The “electorate” votes because they believe either in the System i.e. think it is reflective of their collective requirements & aspirations; or believe it can be changed by peaceful means. The third possibility is that the constituents are forced to vote as happens is some nations. I do not think it is a matter of sanity but rather between training and coercion. Think B.F. Skinner (the real prophet of our age) or Bandura.

        I do not believe in miscegenation. But that is what the Evil Ones want to impose on the lumpenproles – that and the whole Gay offensive.

      • zaphod42 September 14, 2015 at 6:57 pm #

        Are you incapable of anything but anti-black/anti-jewish screeds? Your rants have become tendentious, and boring.

        I suggest you try a new subject.

        Craig

  9. PeteAtomic September 14, 2015 at 10:06 am #

    ” Imagine, for instance, what the Pentagon brass thinks of Trump. And what they are planning for him. Just sayin’.’

    You mean, planning a military gov’t in an emergency in case Trump is elected (?), or planning new neo-colonial military campaigns on his behalf?

    If he’s gonna be the “greatest president for the military ever”, lol, then I’d say your statement points to the latter.

  10. K-Dog September 14, 2015 at 10:09 am #

    “The public may be simmering with grievance, but my guess is that they are not especially hot for more redistribution of the national wealth — that is, whatever little remains in the hands of a sore beset former middle class.”

    We in the former middle class. (That is all five of us) find the above statement odd and much at odds with the following.”

    “Today, we live in the richest country in the history of the world, but that reality means little because much of that wealth is controlled by a tiny handful of individuals.

    The issue of wealth and income inequality is the great moral issue of our time, it is the great economic issue of our time, and it is the great political issue of our time.”

    Of any candidate Bernie gives the middle class the least to fear. That second statement comes straight from here:

    berniesanders.com/issues/income-and-wealth-inequality/

    That’s right, Bernie’s own website.

    The which doctor rattle of beans in a gourd. The bogeyman of wealth distribution which not even a fool would advocate in America is not being raised by Bernie. Earning distribution, something altogether different, is an inevitable consequence of Americans having jobs again and any presidential candidate which can give Americans the promise of full employment has a V.I.P. ticket to the oval office if they mean it in their heat of hearts or not.

    • K-Dog September 14, 2015 at 10:16 am #

      Spelled wrong I mean ‘witch‘ doctor as in a half naked savage in a grass skirt dancing around a camp-fire shaking a rattle. A description that captures the essential character of all our current presidential candidates. Circling camp-fires and chanting nonsense without a clue on being able to chant the right spell to appease the gods. Gods who have been disrespected by clown antics far too long and are now very very angry.

    • K-Dog September 14, 2015 at 10:20 am #

      If elected I promise full employment. Jobs for everybody with good pay and great bennies.

      And a pony for everybody who wants one too!

      • zaphod42 September 14, 2015 at 11:48 am #

        “If elected I promise full employment. Jobs for everybody with good pay and great bennies.

        And a pony for everybody who wants one too!”

        You omitted the chicken in every pot, methinks. Of course, we great voting masses are expected to believe every promise made, no matter how impossible. As if electing a different of the two parties actually will change one thing. Or assuming that elected officials can “create jobs” ala the skit on The Tonight Show the other day.

        In fact, ever more are realizing that politics are controlled by money, and the banksters, acting on equally inane beliefs, ‘control’ the economy by way of money printing and money lending. As time goes on, the futility becomes self evident, and ends in either that illusive viable third party or civil unrest.

        Wizzard’s First Rule may be correct, but not always, and not everywhere. At least we can hope.

        Craig

        • Janos Skorenzy September 14, 2015 at 2:01 pm #

          We are the chickens in the pot.

          • K-Dog September 14, 2015 at 4:05 pm #

            And some of us are already deep fried!

        • K-Dog September 14, 2015 at 4:04 pm #

          Ever four years the madness of crowds decends upon us and we imagine we have a chance to pick a captain who will right the ship of state. It is wishful thinking because the system is set up so only a rubber stamp can get elected to preserve the illusion that we have a government of the people. The most recent inmate of the Oval Office has demonstrated this in spades.

    • Janos Skorenzy September 14, 2015 at 2:03 pm #

      Huey Long was the most radical figure in American History in terms of wealth distribution. A true National Socialist and Populist, not just a Populist. That’s why he was assassinated.

  11. Piper Michael September 14, 2015 at 10:18 am #

    Good morning James,
    Excellent as always.

    Kabuki dance in the theater of the damned…
    marching towards Ragnarok,
    with hearts that are frozen,
    and minds that are locked.

    They see the old ways,
    and think they are new,
    progressive is something,
    for all me and you.

    Freedom and liberty,
    lost in the Pyre,
    The collective Beast,
    an animals ire.

    A cry now whispers,
    across this once great land,
    who is this guy Trump?,
    for what does he stand?

  12. DrGonzo September 14, 2015 at 10:29 am #

    Seems odd for Kunstler in one breath to bemoan Citizens United, demand meaningful health care reform, wish for an overhaul of our bloated military-industrial complex, and long for the aggressive prosecution of the banksters who brought our global economy to its knees … And in the next breath to dismiss Bernie Sanders as not being a viable candidate.

    Bernie, of course, is the only serious candidate talking seriously about all of those issues. Maybe JHK, like many Americans, is irrationally scared off by the S-word label. Even though democratic socialism, as far as I can tell, continues to work pretty darn well in places like Denmark, Sweden, and Finland.

    • statens_jarnvagar September 14, 2015 at 11:38 am #

      Democratic socialism is quickly turning into a miserable failure in Sweden. They’ve imported hundreds of thousands of Blacks and Muslims; all on welfare; crime rates through the roof, etc.

      Denmark and Finland are looking much better after taking a turn towards soft National Socialism. The flood of third worlders seems to be decreasing; even some are leaving; after welfare benefits for asylum/immigrants have been cut.

      • Janos Skorenzy September 14, 2015 at 2:04 pm #

        Yes Sanders crawled to the Black Lives thugs. We can expect nothing from him when the Nation needs strength.

    • malthuss September 14, 2015 at 11:41 am #

      How old is Mr. Sanders?
      Do you think that he can win?

      • zaphod42 September 14, 2015 at 12:15 pm #

        He’s 74; no way can he win. Just my opinion as to the second part.

        Craig

        • Q. Shtik September 14, 2015 at 8:50 pm #

          Born 29 days before Pearl Harbor.

      • seawolf77 September 14, 2015 at 2:03 pm #

        He’s got as much chance as Mr Magoo.

    • WannaBleave September 14, 2015 at 11:44 am #

      Thank you for your comment and two thumbs of agreement up.

      I am a Reagan Democrat and tend to vote for Moderate “Business Friendly” candidates of either party…. but at this point, the only candidate that gives me any hope at all is Bernie.

      I wish there was a moderate Republican running but all they have are Trump and a Chorus of Irrational, Science-Denying Tea Baggers to offer.

      Hillary (and JEB!) are too dynastic and almost everyone else inspires no confidence whatsoever.

      I don’t think they are bad people… they just don’t seem to have a grasp of what is really happening. Too many science-deniers and ideologues on the Right and too mamby-pampy on the left.

      But Bernie? He gets it. He won me over when he pointed out his tax plan was less progressive than the taxes of Eisenhower’s Administration… IKE! Ike who rightly pointed out the danger of corporate power (aka the Military-Industrial complex)

      If you want a Middle Class as robust as 1956, we need to elect Bernie!

      • zaphod42 September 14, 2015 at 12:20 pm #

        Other than being a “Reagan” democrat, I can agree… I yearn for the day of Charles Percy and Nelson Rockefeller. I would be an “Eastern” Republican (again) if they had not been chased from the Grand Old Party.

        I believe the leadership, in embracing the “Southern Strategy” did a grave disservice to both the Republican Party and the nation as a whole.

        Perhaps, under some new name, those ideals might again come to the fore. If only…

        Craig

        • seawolf77 September 14, 2015 at 1:56 pm #

          A Reagan democrat? Is that like an honest thief?

    • Q. Shtik September 14, 2015 at 2:31 pm #

      Maybe it’s got something to do with this:

      Populations:

      Denmark 5.6m
      Sweden 9.6m
      Finland 5.4m
      USA 319.0m

      • Q. Shtik September 14, 2015 at 2:34 pm #

        Vermont: 7/10ths of one million

    • abbybwood September 15, 2015 at 7:15 am #

      The whole Trump groundswell with his masses of right-wing haters reminds me of a Monty Python skit.

      Before Trump these geniuses are screaming against Obamacare because they think it is “a socialist takeover” and now that their guru has proclaimed that “universal health care actually does work and it has been terrific and other countries!” all his followers cheer loudly and cry tears of confusion!

      You gotta laugh!!!!

  13. wpa--ccc September 14, 2015 at 10:39 am #

    Having secured a double-digit lead over Hillary in socialist New Hampshire and having secured a double-digit lead over Hillary in socialist Iowa, Bernie is now campaigning in socialist South Carolina (Stephen Colbert’s home state)

    Bernie Sanders can win.

    • Beryl of Oyl September 14, 2015 at 2:41 pm #

      Some of the younger voters don’t really know what socialism is, are sick of hearing about anybody named Bush or Clinton, and are having a difficult time economically doing the things they’ve seen other generations manage to do. They are Bernie’s constituency, I believe.

  14. messianicdruid September 14, 2015 at 10:41 am #

    To point out the absence of Carson in your confession would be to be drawn into the theater.

    cryptogon.com/?p=47163#comments

  15. chipshot September 14, 2015 at 10:41 am #

    Add to Democratic Party failures:

    addressing climate disruption by creating emission mandates
    for decades from now (i.e., we will fix the problem by letting
    younger generations fix the problem).

    As for Bernie, why would Americans oppose wealth redistribution
    when 70% or more would benefit from it???

    • orbit7er September 14, 2015 at 10:49 am #

      Domestically both parties, Democrats and Republican, seem to be in thrall to Auto Addiction, which after the endless Wars, is the biggest problem we face for dealing with Peak Oil and Climate Change.
      While Obama has made rhetorical gestures, as usual he has not even dared to propose an increase in the Federal gas tax stuck since 1993 even while gasoline prices sink to recent lows. If there is any time to increase the gas tax it is now.
      It is noteworthy that Europeans with some alternatives to Auto Addiction spend 3 times less per person on transportation and also produce much less greenhouse emissions.

    • Beryl of Oyl September 14, 2015 at 2:44 pm #

      That’s how they are fixing all problems at the local level – how much of city budgets go for legacy costs, while infrastructure deteriorates? It’s called “kicking the can down the road”.

  16. Smoky Joe September 14, 2015 at 10:43 am #

    “But the Clinton turning point was the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act, which opened the door to an orgy of financial mischief. . .”

    Bubba from Arkansas got gulled by the big-money boys in DC.

    I’m not a Democrat as much as a hater of the bone-headed Right in this nation of chumps. So I supported Clinton over H.W., a man I actually respected until his pandering to the rising Idiocracy among the lumpenproles who now make up the GOP base.

    JHK nails the point at which Clinton set up the disaster that George W would instigate with a stupid tax-cut for the wealthy and one-time check to the rest of us.

    How did you folks spend your, what? $400?

    • orbit7er September 14, 2015 at 10:50 am #

      I bought a folding bike which I can bring on all trains and I have gotten very good use of it to this day! With a folding bike I can take the train to places even 3 miles distant from a train station and get there in a timely manner.
      😉

      • Janos Skorenzy September 14, 2015 at 2:08 pm #

        How heavy is it? Does one need a tool to secure it once unfolded? Can it be carried like a backpack?

    • noel bodie September 14, 2015 at 11:04 am #

      Smoky, I believe that was 400$/household and in exchange we got a 27,000$ national debt /individual.

    • zaphod42 September 14, 2015 at 12:24 pm #

      IIRCC, I used it to pay part of my electric bill.

      Craig

    • Q. Shtik September 14, 2015 at 2:45 pm #

      How did you folks spend your, what? $400? – Smoky Joe

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

      On wine, women and song, and the rest foolishly.

    • abbybwood September 15, 2015 at 7:18 am #

      I always thought that check was just a bribe.

  17. I AM SULLY September 14, 2015 at 10:54 am #

    JHK – I call myself a “Libertarian”, but that is mainly because I don’t have a pigeon hole that fits my personal philosophy. I believe that you are 100% right about the dire situation the USA finds itself in, and I think your “intelligent responses” perspective is the correct one. I also believe that our current political system is unable (or unwilling) to open a dialogue about our real challenges – instead we are given a buffet of faux problems, phantom enemies, and more of the same. I wish there were some way this ship of state could “right itself”, but I am thinking the “righting moment” has been passed and a capsize is coming.

    • Spunkmeyer September 14, 2015 at 11:15 am #

      “Independent” will suffice as a label. Even the Libertarian label implies some level of manifesto baggage.

      IMO we will lumber on in some fashion. Capsize implies collapse. We won’t collapse, but a new system of all getting along will emerge. Hopefully it won’t involve large-scale uses of guns or rape/pillage of the more vulnerable among us.

  18. Bruce H. September 14, 2015 at 10:56 am #

    Many believe that political change evolves gradually. My own theory is based more on punctuated equilibrium (a la Eldredge and Gould, 1972.) People don’t change for the sake of change. They will put up with all kinds of crap for the longest time. Eventually, however, the contradictions in the existing order become so great that they become impossible to ignore. The environment has changed and people must adapt quickly.

    This occurred in the 1850’s in the USA as I often point out to others just as you have. But it also occurred here in the 1760’s. It happened in France it the late 1780’s and in the Soviet Union in the late 1980’s. As you have pointed out every Monday, the contradictions in the existing order have reached that point once again. Cascading effects will make the change inevitable. People will be roused from their hypnotic trance and realize it’s time to change. Adapt or die!

  19. Kevvia Knack September 14, 2015 at 11:02 am #

    The dismantling of Glass-Steagall and an overall increase in deregulation began in the late 1970s and it picked up pace after Reagan took office. A handful of Republicans spearheaded the idea. It was a long process. Many Democrats eventually jumped on board. It’s not totally fair to blame Clinton for everything. Clinton did his share of damage for sure, though.

    • Spunkmeyer September 14, 2015 at 11:16 am #

      He signed it into law. His hands are plenty filthy.

      • seawolf77 September 14, 2015 at 1:54 pm #

        Profit is not a dirty word, it’s a filthy word.

  20. Kevvia Knack September 14, 2015 at 11:24 am #

    I agree, Spunk. The signing if the bill happened on Clinton’s watch—I was merely trying to explain that the deregulation movement had been in force for a good 25 years before Clinton signed the bill in 1999. Clinton also pushed through NAFTA and he didn’t discuss energy conservation at all, as far as I recall.

    • Spunkmeyer September 14, 2015 at 1:15 pm #

      Clinton overestimated that new tool called “The Internet” as a means to bring about education and economic prosperity for everyone. Whereas the reality was dot-com speculators and porn producers as the winners.

      • zaphod42 September 14, 2015 at 2:10 pm #

        “… speculators and porn producers [are] the winners.”

        Ah, yes… Today’s America in 6 words.

      • Janos Skorenzy September 14, 2015 at 2:23 pm #

        He told the cheering crowd in Portlandia that Whites would be a minority by 2050. Encouraged by their suicidal enthusiasm, he admitted it was an experiment.

        We are their guinea pigs. If you don’t like that (or White genocide), you are a Man. If you do, you are something else. But what?

        • elysianfield September 14, 2015 at 6:04 pm #

          ” If you don’t like that (or White genocide), you are a Man. If you do, you are something else. But what?”

          A target….

  21. BackRowHeckler September 14, 2015 at 11:43 am #

    As far as I know Israel is the only 1st world state who’s explicitly told the swarming locusts escaping failed muslim countries in Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East to stay the f-k away, you’re not welcome. Even the Prime Minister of Poland is pussyfooting around all the sudden. Does George Soros have agents in Poland? Expect terror attacks in Sweden, and in Germany especially, to commence sooner rather than later, against American military installations, and the German state itself. Those feral young Arabs clutching cell phones, confidently disembarking from trains in Munich, haven’t come 1000 miles for a $1500 per month welfare check, no, I think they have something else in mind.

    Already the call to prayer is being broadcast over Berlin, Munich, Nuremberg and Frankfort. You Krauts had better get used to that sweet music.

    brh

    brh

    • zaphod42 September 14, 2015 at 12:32 pm #

      I worry that with two camps and similar blame shifting from each, we are setting up for a world of competing fascist states, half blaming “the Jew”, ala 1930’s Germany, and the other half blaming Islam.

      Of course, the same moneyed interests will be profiting from the hate they are generating, and there will be pogroms instituted against the appropriate “other.” The capitalist owned state media will proclaim the danger, and all will be sorely afraid.

      Enjoy the Brave New World.

      Craig

      • statens_jarnvagar September 14, 2015 at 3:03 pm #

        The East Asians are next up on the menu. Just this week the Jewish press was shaming the Japanese for only accepting 11 asylum seekers in all of last year.

        • Janos Skorenzy September 14, 2015 at 4:07 pm #

          Hopefully the Black Miss Japan talking about there being almost no pure Japanese in 100 hundred years is a warning to them that they have already been infiltrated.

    • zaphod42 September 14, 2015 at 1:29 pm #

      The difference between a refugee and a migrant is that migrants come for jobs, refugees are usually running from bombs.

      So, if you were a young, black or brown or white, Muslim, and bombs were falling on your home, you of course would sit in your home and wait for the one with your name on it(?)

      I suggest you get used to those refugees; in the foreseeable future waves of human tragedy will be sweeping the planet as low lying cities and nations are flooded; wars for livable territory will be waged, in the name of some deity or another, be it Allah, Yahweh, or Mamon.

      My bet : Mamon wins.

      Craig

      • Janos Skorenzy September 14, 2015 at 2:31 pm #

        Why don’t they go to Saudi Arabia or the other rich Oil states? They don’t want them? Why not and why should we take them if their own wont?

        Why are the leaving Turkey – a safe place? And do you really believe they are all from Syria? The evidence says otherwise.

        You aren’t keeping up with the story and haven’t thought it through even at your level of information.

    • Beryl of Oyl September 14, 2015 at 2:51 pm #

      I don’t understand why a family having the means to send money for a risky boat crossing didn’t also send a regulation life vest.

  22. orbit7er September 14, 2015 at 12:08 pm #

    Very interesting article on the Peak Oil site about Peak Oil production decline crossing oil consumption as a major cause of Syria’s problems:

    peakoil.com/publicpolicy/syria-peak-oil-weakened-governments-finances-ahead-of-arab-spring-in-2011

    Peak Oil and Limits to growth has a lot to do with our current economic problems of course. As usual Syria was subsidizing cheap gasoline for auto addicted transport and blindsided as they skidded off the Peak Oil production cliff into having to pay for imports to run their
    Auto Addicted and fossil fuel addicted economy.
    This is why the Green Transition is so critical!
    Of course while the drought has been mentioned by the Ny Times and the Guardian as playing a role in Syria’s difficulties, Peak Oil, as with Egypt, is totally neglected…

    If you think the Happy Motoring USA will continue driving SUV’s and pickup trucks on $2 gasoline forever, you can expect another ruder slap in the face from reality!

    • chipshot September 14, 2015 at 12:46 pm #

      This dip in oil and gasoline prices causes us to drop our guard and
      eliminates any sense of urgency to get off the car. While that poses problems for the emissions problem and our dependance on petrol,
      the most immediate threat may be mass insolvency (affecting 60% or more of the public) due to the combination of:

      -flat/declining incomes
      -rising health care insurance and care (mainly b/c of poor overall health)
      -rising property insurance (fueled by increasing frequency/intensity of weather disasters)
      -cost of car ownership; a spike in gas prices could be “the straw”

      For now, the main consequence of these factors is a shrinking of disposable income and the resulting shrinking of the economy.
      When disposable income vanishes and expenses surpass incomes,
      look out.

      • Beryl of Oyl September 14, 2015 at 3:05 pm #

        You left out that the people struggling with un or under employment can cut their budgets just so much, but no matter how much they economize, will lose the roof over their heads due to high local property taxes. Those taxes that go to support municipal employees who live better than you, somewhere outside the city, where taxes are lower and the roads are maintained.

    • zaphod42 September 14, 2015 at 1:23 pm #

      “If you think the Happy Motoring USA will continue driving SUV’s and pickup trucks on $2 gasoline forever, you can expect another ruder slap in the face from reality!”

      What I think is that in the not so distant future, many will be glad they purchased that SUV. Much more room in one of those. Of course, they will be living in them, not driving them!

      Craig

      • Beryl of Oyl September 14, 2015 at 3:18 pm #

        You know who’s purchasing those big vehicles, keeping the sub-prime auto loan scam going? The immigrants being imported in ever-increasing numbers. The ones that come here to work in hospitals and so forth. I’ve been informed that the pattern is, they arrive, get signed up for credit cards, to keep that scam going, buy a huge gas-guzzling vehicle they can barely drive, and gain weight.
        The sub-prime auto scam is going to collapse anyway, due to the popularity of leased vehicles, because why buy new when there are so many barely used cars coming back on the market. But in the meantime, the new arrivals keep it up and running.
        Obamacare props up the health care industry which provides the jobs for the immigrants to buy the cars with.
        If anybody talks about this, they get called horrible names, so it doesn’t get mentioned much.

        • BackRowHeckler September 14, 2015 at 8:51 pm #

          Yeah, BoO, i read somewhere there’s over a trillion $$$ of auto loans on the books right now, some of them out as far as 10 years! That’s a 120 month car loan! Needless to say, most of these loans won’t be repaid at all, and in 10 years the cars will be in junkyards. Yet another feature of Clusterf-knation.

          brh

    • statens_jarnvagar September 14, 2015 at 3:09 pm #

      Egypt is a population time bomb waiting to explode. They import what, 80% of their food?

  23. someonetakethewheel September 14, 2015 at 12:09 pm #

    Both the world and the USA are in dire condition from a combination of Climate Change and the declared war of Muslimism on the West. Migrants flood in, Fukushima bleeds out and the financial world totters on falsehoods and hype.

    The 2016 election campaign reflects these unsolvable problems, with clown candidates offering only hot air and patriotic generalities. The times and electorate are ripe for domestic fascism.

    • Janos Skorenzy September 14, 2015 at 2:33 pm #

      And why is that wrong? That is the answer or at least part of it. America for Americans. If you can’t get even that much, why bother talking about more complex issues?

  24. SteveO September 14, 2015 at 12:17 pm #

    Good post today Jim. Best in a while.

    I particularly liked the phrase “the dolts of Dixie”. I hope you don’t mind that I will use that in the future.

    • Janos Skorenzy September 14, 2015 at 2:39 pm #

      But don’t forget to intersperse it with Yankee Yahoos. As a Copperhead, I’ve suffered the presence of these creeps all of my life.

  25. volodya September 14, 2015 at 12:26 pm #

    Impossible to fathom how the Republicans get from “here” to “there”.

    “Here” being this hideous Trump-led posse of squabbling midgets.

    “There” being what the lame-stream media has been touting since the get-go – Jeb as the Haloed One.

    If not Trump, then who?

    Just as tough to digest the Democrat offerings. Impossible to swallow this email fubar. It alone disqualifies Hillary fifteen times over. Fucks sakes, even I would know better. But, if not Hillary, then who? Joe? I don’t think he has the steam. Bernie?

    If Bernie is serious, and I think he is, then he better pay some attention to recent history. Usurpers have a way of coming to grief, no need to elaborate.

    JHK did say that magic word: Pentagon. Maybe he’s just sayin’. The trouble is that as the clock ticks, it gets easier and easier to visualize.

    The United States of America is a weak, decrepit, corrupt, impoverished, larcenized shell of its former self. Anyone with functioning eyes can see it. So, if patriotism is the motive for volunteering for a hard and dangerous life, and if patriotism is what the military indoctrinates in its officers, then it’s easy to imagine some of the hats, patriotic to the core, seeing themselves as America’s saviors.

    You know, clean, good-hearted, disciplined officers assuming the levers of power, mucking out the Augean stables in Washington and Wall Street, formulating plans, giving orders, doing what’s right, restoring order and sanity after the decades-long Katrina of lousy behavior.

    And then, at a suitable time, with the clocks re-set and the trains running on time, and everyone eating their vegetables and going to bed at a decent hour, returning power to civilians.

    Can you see it? I can. It’s easy to map out a road to a military-run government. Not as easy to see the road back.

    • seawolf77 September 14, 2015 at 1:53 pm #

      Name this country: An economy bordering on depression, a currency that has lost 50% of its value, whose stock market is flat on its back, and whose president has an approval rating approaching 80%. Give up? Russia.

    • MisterDarling September 14, 2015 at 2:18 pm #

      Hello Volodya & Co.,

      Yes, I *can* see it. The top 2 lobby groups in the USA are Finance (#1) and Defense (still #2). Finance controls The Beltway and Defense uses the Pentagon as a contract development and allocation workspace. It’s been this way for quite awhile.

      So, imagine my surprise this time 7 years ago when the political class decided to put their slave collars _back on_ instead of giving Wall Street the cleansing it so richly deserved.

      At this stage the critical question is ‘Who Is Going to Wear the Man-Pants?’ If it continues to be a bunch of inept Wall Street ‘nancy-boys’ we know what to expect: more of the same only much, much worse… Or, is it going to be the remnants of American Industry (which at this late date is the Defense lobby). [*]

      I don’t believe in standing on the past, but I do like to learn from it. You’ll recall that more than one empire took on a distinctly ‘militant’ look in their last act. After everything the country’s been through, would a rogue-military coup d’état really be the worst thing that could happen? I doubt it.

      😉

      Cheers!

      — — —

      [*] I’m using the term ‘nancy-boy’ here to refer to a particular species of creepy closeted/’pansexual’ sociopathic man-child’, very much in evidence among the ranks of financial swindle-heads.

      • Janos Skorenzy September 14, 2015 at 2:41 pm #

        And increasingly seen in the military.

  26. Joe Niederberger September 14, 2015 at 12:34 pm #

    “So, who in his right mind could have subscribed to that load of bullshit?”

    Huge swaths of the great unwashed (and washed) — and therein lies the crux of our dilemma.

  27. Cavepainter September 14, 2015 at 12:57 pm #

    The so called Liberal Left, having dressed itself out with that label, has transformed its meaning to what amounts to the definitional equivalent to Kunstler’s “clown clothes “. Originally – back in the 18th Century when first adopted into political lexicon — it was derived from the “free thinkers” of the Enlightenment; those who championed structuring society upon principles of reasoned examination of empirical evidence and history as opposed to myth and mysticism. Subsequently, Western culture invented constitutional government incorporating representational democracy. That was a real leap in principle, though not in the gene bank of our species.

    So now who has abandoned those principles? Well, ironically, it’s the “Liberal Left” who now are calling for cancelling the very structure of government as conceived by those “free thinkers”. Accordingly national sovereignty is out, national borders are out, legal definition of citizen is out, congress of elected representatives for legislating at behest and on behalf of the citizenry is out. The Liberal Left has abandoned those principles that were conceived to displace myth and mysticism, instead insisting on replacement with its own brand of doctrinal dogma which has it that all of humanity should be seen as one-in-the-same no matter what contentious distinctions obviously exist to the contrary.

    It’s the Liberal Left’s equivalent of “coming to Jesus”, and though postured as secular it really is a different version of the Biblical “Rapture”, including prophesy that following a miraculous overriding of nature’s indifferent calculus will occur such that all eight billion of earth’s overpopulation will be accommodated in health, peace and prosperity. Its kind’a like Jesus feeding the five thousand with a few fish and bread or,…manna from heaven. Good luck with that returning to “Eden”.

    • Spunkmeyer September 14, 2015 at 1:29 pm #

      I must’ve missed that news story where the “Liberal Left” are calling for such things.

      As an Independent, I suggest you turn off Fox News and leave the house to be out in the real world on a more frequent basis.

      Is Art Bell still on the air?

      • zaphod42 September 14, 2015 at 1:37 pm #

        Well, it is a stretch, but it could be argued that the definition for liberal left has been transformed into “agent for change”, in support of an odd assortment of extreme alternate “lifestyles.”

        In so doing, they have inadvertently harmed those for whom the claimed that they toil – and have become the party of the “left leaning” reality shows and strange pyramid/crystal cultists.

        Just saying.

        • capt spaulding September 14, 2015 at 2:08 pm #

          It was the Republicans (read right wing Christians) who helped put Bush in office two times, and helped put the country over the stump (read Deliverance), and in need of an injection of money from the taxpayers for all of the things they fucked up. They never stopped giving out the bonuses though.

      • Cavepainter September 14, 2015 at 2:25 pm #

        FOX news, what? Open borders? National destiny defaulting to however many foreign nationals choose to ignore immigration laws? Amnesty to invaders? “Illegals” being supported by the Left in demanding recognition as legitimate political body instead of voluntarily returning to nation of origin as expression of gratitude for citizen tolerance and all the advantages they’ve gained for the duration of their presence here? “Sanctuary cities? Theft of social services legislated and budgeted for exclusive benefit of the citizenry? Do you read any of Kunstler’s posts or do you come to this site just to campaign for the Left’s secular utopianism?

    • messianicdruid September 14, 2015 at 2:22 pm #

      “Subsequently, Western culture invented constitutional government incorporating representational democracy.”

      The liberals want us to believe this was a democracy. It was a republic.

    • Janos Skorenzy September 14, 2015 at 2:44 pm #

      +10000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

      And the darker the skin, the more sacred the cows to the true believers, the sick Puritans of Muliculturalism.

  28. newworld September 14, 2015 at 1:10 pm #

    There is no intellectual left unless you count Jon Stewart, or maybe Colbert, nothing but snark all the way down.

    What have you lefties given us? Slut culture, BLM, Campus PC, Identity Politics, immigration anarchy from failed countries with failed cultures, and worse you still get bought off by the greedy oligarchs who loot this country.

    Good job but I’ll stick with Dixie. Fun fact southern whites still score higher on IQ tests then the demographic that counts for 25% of the vote for the Democratic party. “Test gap” anyone?

    • newworld September 14, 2015 at 1:17 pm #

      The American Left is so bereft of any moral authority and its politics so warped by basically inverse white racialism that I wonder what the basic PC campus progressive dolt would think of the two topless feminist activists who stormed the stage at a Muslim convention in Europe. I’ll bet the Kos readership would have a meltdown of righteous racist rage at those two “privileged white feminists.”

      • statens_jarnvagar September 14, 2015 at 1:21 pm #

        Indeed. Witness the recent outrage over an LGBT march through a Muslim neighborhood of Stockholm.

      • seawolf77 September 14, 2015 at 1:49 pm #

        And the American Right is so fully ensconced in their moral superiority that Rick Santorum, a senator from Pennsylvania who came in second in the last Republican primary said on national television and I quote “Just because the Supreme Court says it is the law of the land does not make it the law of the land,” regarding gay marriage. I kid you not.

        • statens_jarnvagar September 14, 2015 at 2:12 pm #

          Rick Santorum is a cuckservative.

        • Janos Skorenzy September 14, 2015 at 2:47 pm #

          He’s right of course. Natural Law trumps man made law. And as Aquinas said, any law opposed to Natural Law or Divine Law is no Law at all.

          The Aliens say the same thing. If you don’t care for Aquinas, try Ashlar Control.

          • seawolf77 September 14, 2015 at 2:52 pm #

            Of course he’s right. But he certainly is not correct.

          • Cavepainter September 14, 2015 at 3:37 pm #

            Like the Saint so said the 9th-12th Century Caliphate (so said to have been the preservers of Western Culture through Europe’s “Dark Ages”); revere the Greek’s philosophy of inquiry but with the caveat of not to point of where the divinity of Koranic spiritual law is questioned. So there you have it; don’t question the Church of Liberal Left PC.

      • Janos Skorenzy September 14, 2015 at 4:25 pm #

        Not to worry, they got stomped but good. Some have suggested this is what they really want – men who can put them in their place.
        Crazy? Perhaps, but if Feminists are sane, why did they ever support the Muslim invasion?

    • ozone September 14, 2015 at 1:24 pm #

      Joe Niederberger has your number. Please continue flying your losing battle flag so the rest of us can easily avoid your oh-so-intelligent company. (What’s that thing stand for again? I’m sure we’ll hear about it in short order.)

      “I wish I was in a land that never…
      held a soul in bondage ever.”

      • zaphod42 September 14, 2015 at 2:32 pm #

        I live in an amazing country. The United States of America began its national life as a slave owning nation. Much to our shame and lasting regret.

        Consider, though, that in 80 years, we debated, struggled, and warred with ourselves, and without any international assistance, in about 80 years the institution of slavery was no longer viable anywhere.

        Oh, there are slaves today… but not legally held, and no one today argues that it should be re-instituted as an economic institution. I think that the nation that did that should not hide its head in shame.

        At the same time, we continue, nationally, to fight, bicker, debate and struggle with other institutionalized evils; again, few nations aid us. To our shame, we act aggressively and oppressively in support of capitalism, and as a (covert at least, if not overt) empire. Elsewhere an assertion is made that the Muslims have declared a war on the US; in point of fact we have waged wars in their countries, often to support opposition to their chosen leaders. At times to depose their chose leaders and install despots, an a manner eerily similar to our conduct in South and Central America, and with predictable results.

        I think we have much to be proud of, and that we have much that we need to examine. Racial, religious and national pride are easily summoned, and equally easily exploited. We seem to be moving in a good direction today; dramatic economic and social disruption could push us the wrong way. It is a good time to become introspective; be careful what you wish for. Unintended consequences can be difficult to deal with.

        Craig

        • Ishabaka September 14, 2015 at 7:31 pm #

          Not quite right Craig – slavery is still legal – in our oh-so-lucrative prison system. Only the plantation slaves were freed.

      • Janos Skorenzy September 14, 2015 at 2:59 pm #

        Have you read the Southern Agrarians? They were Kunstler and Mumford generations before either of the gentlemen wrote.

        You are very insular in your mountain fastness. One might even say inbred. Lovecraft wrote about such Yankee isolates – unlovely in their dark ruminations; craving nourishment neither raised nor bought.

        The true Yankee Gentleman, as opposed to the beer baron or slaver, was always as one with his Southern counterpart. They are the ones who stepped in to save the South from the radical reconstructions and their Negro thugs running roughshod over the disarmed White South. Lovecraft himself epitomizes this genteel tradition. See his political writing for a glimpse at real Conservatism as opposed to the Zionist imitations.

        • ozone September 14, 2015 at 5:03 pm #

          As this is coming from a person who delights in absolute state power, telling others what they “are” [you,you,you,you], and the sweet thoughts of raping entire nations-worth of women, I think I’ll ignore the “sage advice” that’s being presented….

          • Janos Skorenzy September 14, 2015 at 7:35 pm #

            So in other words, you’re against what actually DID happen, the mass rape of German women by Stalin’s Asiatic Army?

            How well the Sage of Providence spoke out against your kind!

            counter-currents.com/2010/09/the-racial-worldview-of-h-p-lovecraft-part-1/

          • S M Tenneshaw September 15, 2015 at 1:15 am #

            And yet you try to pass yourself off as a loyal American.

  29. seawolf77 September 14, 2015 at 1:35 pm #

    Lest we forget the last president who had the temerity to be rich and independent got his brains scrambled on Elm Street in the city of Dallas Texas.

    • zaphod42 September 14, 2015 at 1:42 pm #

      And that last person who had the temerity to successfully challenge the political elite had his brains scrambled in L.A.

      Saddest song ever is “Abraham, Martin and John” from 1968.

      Craig

      • Janos Skorenzy September 14, 2015 at 3:06 pm #

        Oh is that what that song is really about. Why, that’s just fine. Martin mocked Jackie as she bent over John’s body. And Abraham would not have approved of either Martin or John, especially not Martin. But yes, a beautiful song. What did Keats say, Beauty is all we know on Earth and all we need to know? Another beautiful and wrong statement. We can’t fight evil unless we know about it. Over the weekend I learned about “crushing porn” where women in high heels crush small animals to death. Am I enriched? No. Wiser? Yes. Such people and their enablers must be driven forth with fire and steel.

        • seawolf77 September 14, 2015 at 3:31 pm #

          Maude just because a bird shits on your head doesn’t mean the sky is falling.

          • Janos Skorenzy September 14, 2015 at 4:16 pm #

            So I’m wrong? About what? Martin? Abraham? John? Marilyn? Crushing Porn?

            Fight like a man not like a hump of clay or dweeb of dough.

      • Beryl of Oyl September 14, 2015 at 3:38 pm #

        Bobby got added to that later. He was murdered by an immigrant while campaigning for the Presidency.

        • seawolf77 September 14, 2015 at 3:40 pm #

          “And the 3 men I admire most, the father, son and the Holy Ghost, they caught the last train for the coast, the day, the music died.”

          Joe Kennedy, Bobby Kennedy and John Kennedy.

          • Janos Skorenzy September 14, 2015 at 4:14 pm #

            Joe Sr, the smartest man JFK ever met, was a strong supporter of Hitler’s Germany.

            You have been trumped. Let the last trumpets sound.

    • messianicdruid September 17, 2015 at 10:36 pm #

      So sure we are:

      cryptogon.com/?p=47163#comments

  30. dweebus September 14, 2015 at 1:43 pm #

    Of course the voting public is pissed, particularly on the left. This has far less to do with indentity politics than with an abandonment of the working and middle classes. Most millenials I talk to could give two shits for what your religion or race is. Nor do they care about who you screw or how you dress in public. But they do reject being preached at by an older generation whose sexual mores they consoder obsolete. They care about college, decent jobs , a slice of the pie. After 30 years of stagnation and slow contraction, they see the writing on the wall. That is why Sanders has such appeal on the left. Basically, ditto on the right with Trump, although it has a much more nativist flavor.

    It really is the economy, stupid. Can any Party deliver more pie? I kinda doubt it, although I’ll pull the lever for Sanders.

    • messianicdruid September 14, 2015 at 2:40 pm #

      It’s the money that killed the economy. The minimum wage in 1964 was $1.25. That is five 90% silver quarters. Those same five silver quarters are worth over 26 bucks now. We have all been robbed.

      Gold is a sapling, silver is an acorn.

      • Janos Skorenzy September 14, 2015 at 3:21 pm #

        But when? When will the acorn sprout and sapling grow? Or have they blasted the very laws of Nature itself? I’d say they control the vertical and the horizontal.

      • dweebus September 14, 2015 at 3:48 pm #

        Yes, we have been robbed. The easy money policies have inflated aways peoples earnings. And the dismantling of all the New Deal protections have allowed the top decile, and primarily the 1% to turn the wealth pump back on, discipline the working class, and suck them dry. Now the pump is sucking down the middle class in earnest. Welcome to the new Gilded Age.

        Had the min. wage been indexed to inflation, it would be 16.33 according the last numbers I saw. That is why Sanders’ appeal for 15/hr has caught fire.

        Out of curiosities sake, are you a “goldbug”?

        • messianicdruid September 17, 2015 at 10:43 pm #

          Nope, a silver surfer.

          Don’t look at the price they set. Look at what it takes to actually get it in your hands.

          http://www.sgtreport.com

    • Janos Skorenzy September 14, 2015 at 3:18 pm #

      Such young people are the chaff the wind of Islam will blow away. Blood? Esta la Vida! It is the Life! A mass of raceless, sexless lumpen proletariat? What is that but a mass dough or clay to be formed by another who has not lost his Form (in the Aristotelian sense)?

      Aristotle saw matter as an indeterminate; something that could be broken down into smaller and smaller particles until it could no longer be seen. But how it was arranged determined what it could be – or even what it itself was – as in the different elements. Thus Form is all important. Even if there is an ultimate particle, which is unknowable at least so far, how the particles are arranged determines what a thing is. The particle itself is less important or of no importance at all perhaps….

      We must become the form or yeast that will make the dough rise. And you wont do that by being a some kind of mongrel or trans-gender. We must embody that which we intend. Obama embodies the mongrel. He is the message. Amazingly clueless Whites voted for their own extinction by voting for him. In other words, I was wrong. The principle works both ways, towards the Light (greater Form) or towards the Darkness (chaos or “matter”)

  31. seawolf77 September 14, 2015 at 2:27 pm #

    The America I live in runs ads about long suffering dogs and puppies, showing their emaciated sad faces behind cold steel bars, and then asking for money so they can fix all the world’s ills. Is there anything about the 500,000 children that our Secretary of State Madeline Albright admitted to killing on 60 minutes? Of course not. Americans might feel guilty.

    • Janos Skorenzy September 14, 2015 at 3:23 pm #

      Would you still care if they were White? Or do you think only Black Labs matter?

    • Ishabaka September 14, 2015 at 7:25 pm #

      And she’d do it again……

  32. MisterDarling September 14, 2015 at 2:32 pm #

    Back-Lashin’!

    france24.com/en/20150914-eu-approves-military-action-against-mediterranean-people-smugglers

    Time to get down to brass-tacks…

  33. MisterDarling September 14, 2015 at 2:34 pm #

    Back-Lashin’! [part 2]

    dw.com/en/confusion-at-austrian-train-station-as-germany-closes-border/a-18712323

    Gradually, it dawns on them…

  34. MisterDarling September 14, 2015 at 2:37 pm #

    Denmark doesn’t see the point in pretending:

    dailysabah.com/europe/2015/09/13/denmarks-double-standard-on-syrian-refugees

    GO Denmark! No need to go all ‘Flammen & Citronnen’ if you take matters in hand, early-on.

  35. Q. Shtik September 14, 2015 at 4:05 pm #

    Already the call to prayer is being broadcast over Berlin, …. – BRH

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

    The [call to] prayer is done 5 times per day by Muslims age puberty or older. According to a guy from Georgia, USA, last name Mohammed (what else, right?) a prayer takes 5 to 10 minutes, and that is after you do a certain washing up ritual. So out of 1.6 BILLION Muslims lets say one billion do the prayers and washing. Well, I have to believe they kind of race through it with their mind somewhere else just like Catlicks doing the beads. So let’s say it’s 2 mins washing up and 4 mins praying = 6 mins times 5 times per day x 1 billion people = 300 million hours/day down the tubes. I wonder what would happen if all of a sudden every Muslim in the world had an epiphany that, by God, there is no God and no afterlife. They could have been doing their homework or folding laundry or something useful. But I guess they take some sort of pleasure in this inane regimentation.

    • Janos Skorenzy September 14, 2015 at 4:11 pm #

      Yes, it’s enough to want to kill yourself and get to those 70 virgins and winsome boys. In the meantime, anything goes since martyrdom wipes out all sins. Many Jihadis get their needs met from trannies and indulge in Dutch courage.

    • Q. Shtik September 14, 2015 at 4:29 pm #

      And it’s not just the Muslims. Today is Rosh Hashanah and when the Temples let out in my home town the Jews were walking all over the place. They seem to have a preference for walking in the street… I think maybe it’s in the Talmud or something:

      “Jews must walk in the street like their shit don’t stink. Sidewalks are for the goyim.” Sincerely, Moses

      P.S. In future offensive comments concerning religions I’ll take on maybe the Seventh Day Adventists, or the Hindus and their silly elephant with the broken tusk, or maybe the Mormons… there’s a religion rife with opportunities for ridicule.

      • Frankiti September 14, 2015 at 5:10 pm #

        Isn’t one raving antisemite on this board sufficient? This is just superfluous… we get it, you don’t like Jews… yawn.

        • malthuss September 14, 2015 at 6:15 pm #

          1 anti Jew
          1,000,000 anti Christians

          And still you kvetch.

          • Frankiti September 15, 2015 at 5:13 pm #

            I suppose my point is that there are more than 1… but it appears that small point was lost on you.

            So you identify yourself by religious affiliation? Uh, how quaint. It’s amazing what religion, particularly the more virulent middle eastern varieties, have done to the minds of man. I’m a western man, uninfected, never corrupted, uncontaminated. What a crusade you have, you know, fighting against the 1,000,000 anti-Christians… and what a round figure, too? Simply amazing.
            Some people clearly prefer life under the hood of stupidity.

    • Cavepainter September 14, 2015 at 4:49 pm #

      No, its not pleasure, its denial of empirical evidence which nurtures apprehension about future prospect. You see, as the only creature that apprehends reality as abstract concepts formed from sensory input, we can be left very anxious if that function doesn’t also enable abstracting super-natural entities (Gods) that can be cajoled on our behalf against the indifferent forces of nature conceived to be waiting in that other abstraction, “future time”. If we weren’t in that way able to manage the anxiety our big gas hog brain would burn up more calories fretting than could be reliably obtained in that great school house of species, evolution (calories were not always easy to obtain or reliably available during evolution so our brain had to adapt filling-in with happy, up-beat bromides of reassurance. That’s why we keep electing political leaders campaigning on platitudes.

      • Q. Shtik September 14, 2015 at 10:54 pm #

        I really like this explanation of why people have adopted a concept of God(s)…. to save the burning calories by the brain in fretting over the concept of future oblivion. It has a certain sense.

        • Cavepainter September 15, 2015 at 4:59 pm #

          Most plausible theory on hand for explaining the persistence of cognitive dissonance and the human psyche’s persistence in cultivating beliefs obtuse to empirical evidence. If we didn’t put our imagination to work in creating “concepts” of gods and other supernatural workings that could be cajoled with virgins tossed into volcanos (and such) then we’d be too anxious about the fickle finger of fate which we knew (objectively) had all manner of powerful forces arrayed against us. Through evolutionary time calories were too preciously obtained so we had to put a governor on our otherwise rampaging brain (a real big gas hog) which normally burns at least 25% of calories we take in.

  36. Jill September 14, 2015 at 4:12 pm #

    Why would the Pentagon brass think anything about Trump? Surely there must be plenty of other companies and organizations already making sure Trump doesn’t get the Republican nomination. And he has pledged to support the Republican nominee, rather than to run as an independent. Problem solved.

    As for the 2 parties entering the cattle chute of death, where do you see that? Maybe the Dems are. But the GOP dominates both Houses of Congress plus the Supreme Court. If that’s death, I’d like to see what life looks like.

    Of course, one does have to wonder what Republican voters will do when their favorite clown Trump doesn’t get the Republican nomination. That can’t be good for the GOP, as they have no one else who is as rich, or as entertaining. And they have no one else who is as much of a narcissistic neanderthal chest beater, or as much of a bigot, as Trump. So former GOP voters who worship candidates with such qualities will surely be disappointed in whomever the GOP gives the nomination to.

    • Janos Skorenzy September 14, 2015 at 4:20 pm #

      Jill for Hill, why not vote for Jill Stein? She runs every election. She’s a big Green (Red). She sings too (badly).

    • abbybwood September 15, 2015 at 12:03 pm #

      Trump is very cozy with Netanyahu. Israel comes first for Trump. He boasts that his daughter and grandchildren are Jewish.

      Trump will be our next president with the House and Senate firmly in his control.

      And there will never be any hassle giving Bibi a booking in Congress to give another war speech.

      I am certain when President Trump takes the oath there will already be plans to convert (no pun) a section of The White House just for Bibi and his family.

      Scary times people. Scary times:

      timesofisrael.com/when-it-comes-to-jewish-ties-no-gop-candidate-trumps-trump/

  37. hortonz September 14, 2015 at 4:18 pm #

    Dear JHK:
    You have officially lost me again with your defense of the Clintons. The Clinton crime family were lousy stewards from Day One. It was the PR machine that made them look like they were doing a good job but behind all the spin the Clintons were making deals with the cretins who backed the sainted Ronnie and his accident-prone heir Bush Sr. from the moment they took office. Welfare reform? It was just a last-ditch effort by the Clinton’s to secure the loyalty of an angry middle class that had grown tired of Clinton’s flip-flops and were looking favorable at Newt Gingrich’s Republican brigade. Meanwhile, over 500,000 manufacturing jobs were outsourced and Wal-Mart dictated economic policy while the White House was left to enforce it. Good gravy! What have you been smoking JHK?

  38. Frankiti September 14, 2015 at 5:06 pm #

    The same Pentagon tarnished brass that have not accomplished anything short of abject failure since WWII? And that victory came with the US in a supporting role. American jingoism makes certain that the dullards waving flags and wearing screaming eagle shirts are completely oblivious to the incalculable losses piled up over 60 years with a runaway militarily industrial complex. US military leaders are only capable of “planning” their next yesman affirmative on their trajectory to a higher rank and retirement station. So really, why do we care what the brass think of Trump? Perhaps they’re afraid of some needed “firing” and not the salute kind.

  39. saharasergei September 14, 2015 at 5:12 pm #

    I’ve often said that the Democratic is one presidential election loss away from disaster, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the party’s chair, is leading it to just that. Huge electoral losses, the party’s rising stars wiped out by the GOP tsunami, and she’s supporting Rodan the Flying Reptile herself! I’m for Martin O’Malley, he’s the only progressive Democrat in the race and he has the best chance to win next year’s presidential election. But if Hillary is the nominee, she’ll be the last Democratic nominee ever. Rufus King was the Federalist Party’s last presidential candidate in 1816, and Hillary could be the last Democratic presidential candidate in 2016!

    Save us, Marty!

    http://www.martinomalley.com

  40. wpa--ccc September 14, 2015 at 5:28 pm #

    Military coup? You think the Pentagon can run the country?

    The Pentagon has received Trillions (with a T) of dollars and is so inept and unaccoutable and corrupt it cannot account for $8.5 Trillion (with a T) that is “missing!”

    You want to give them the whole national budget to filch after they have demonstrated they couldn’t handle the half of the budget they are receiving now?

    I guarantee an armed counter-insurgency against whatever rogue General is stupid enough to try it… and the outcome for the rogue General will not be pretty. There is way too much hopeful romanticism on CFN, mostly from people who have no military experience. The military is not going to be our savior.

    globalresearch.ca/report-reveals-8-5-trillion-missing-from-pentagon-budget-2/5453618

    • Ishabaka September 14, 2015 at 7:10 pm #

      Not only that, but after 14 years, they have been unable to defeat a band of goat herds with no aircraft, no armor, almost no communications, no intelligence, armed with man-carried 1950’s era Soviet weapons.

      • BackRowHeckler September 14, 2015 at 10:33 pm #

        Actually, i believe many taliban still carry the Lee Enfield .303 Mk 1 and Mk 3 models, deployed with the British Army in both world wars and into Korea. Its a flat shooting bolt action rifle with a range of over 2000 yard, obsolete, yes, but will kill you just as dead as any late model bullpup carbine manufactured in Austria in 2015.

        brh

    • abbybwood September 15, 2015 at 12:44 pm #

      Maybe we should all be a bit more concerned about the “Continuity of Government” plans put into effect on 9/11 by Dick Cheney and Rummie:

      whowhatwhy.org/2015/09/12/peter-dale-scott-explains-the-secret-cheney-operation-on-911/

      Does anyone recall the testy exchange Col. North had with Congressman Jack Brooks during the Iran Contra hearings?:

      Brooks: “Sir, it has come to my attention that there are now plans to suspend the Constitution. Can you tell us more about this?”

      North gets this troubled look on his face and starts whispering to his lawyer.

      Chairman Inouye: “Excuse me Mr. Brooks but this line of questioning will have to be reserved for an Executive Session.”

      Brooks: “Well, that is fine, but I still think it is important that the American people are aware…”

      And he gets gaveled down and is told to STFU.

      Since the COG was instated on 9/11 we have had endless illegal wars, war crimes, torture, the Anthrax attacks on Leahy and Daschle who were foot-dragging on The Patriot Act, torture, illegal spying on the American people without warrants, the NDAA, The Military Commissions Act and the COG is still in effect today.

      Gen. Wesley Clark met with a general at The Pentagon a few weeks after 9/11 and he was handed a memo that said the United States had plans to invade and occupy seven countries in five years: Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and finally Iran.

      Anyone notice how when Obama wanted to go in and remove Assad a few years ago he was thwarted by Putin stepping in and getting rid of Assad’s chemical weapons? Not to mention the American people were against it.

      Well, Obama does not need no stinking Congressional debate to take out Assad. The United States, Turkey and Israel are stepping up the war in Syria now even with Putin bringing in arms and troops to help Assad “thwart the terrorists IS and Al Nusra”.

      There is a U.S. plan for full spectrum military dominance and creating chaos is how they are doing it.

      At this point I do not think it will matter who we “vote” for. Any of the candidates running (including Joe the Savior!) will change nothing.

      The plans are set in stone and “going along to get along” is the game.

      The American people are nothing but cowardly, stupid spectators.

  41. wpa--ccc September 14, 2015 at 6:03 pm #

    US military leaders are only capable of “planning” their next yesman affirmative on their trajectory to a higher rank and retirement station. –Frankiti

    The Pentagon operates 234 golf courses around the world. Military leaders must also be capable of playing golf. The exact cost of running the golf courses remains “undisclosed” by the Pentagon, but thought to be around $140 Million dollars. The military golf courses are in some cases closed to the taxpayers who fund them.

  42. Cold N. Holefield September 14, 2015 at 6:12 pm #

    Imagine, for instance, what the Pentagon brass thinks of Trump. And what they are planning for him. Just sayin’.

    You, are a very naughty boy!

    • Frankiti September 14, 2015 at 6:24 pm #

      No need for Trump to worry, they’d bungle that and it would somehow cost 200 billion dollars and 1800 servicemen’s lives

  43. trypillian September 14, 2015 at 6:54 pm #

    Speaking of trans-sex-drum-beating, Joan Rivers went mainstream saying that Michelle Obama is actually a ‘tranny’, meaning that Barry has alternative orientation. Sadly Joan, an iconic celebrity, was subsequently murdered for her factual statement. The coincidence of her disclosure and suspcious death says it all.

    There is scientific evidence on You Tube as proof and a few undeniable candid photos of the ‘First Package’.

    • Janos Skorenzy September 14, 2015 at 7:46 pm #

      Spend a lot of time staring at the Flotus’ package, do ye?

      By attacking him as a nut, I repackage myself as a centrist – see how it works boys and girls? That was my only point. I have no idea if Michelle is a man or not. Tryp, what do you think of Venus Williams? Some say her and her sister are both “converts”.

      • trypillian September 14, 2015 at 10:04 pm #

        The Venus and Serena metamorphosis is in plain sight. It’s like the chemtrail phenomenon where everybody is too chickenshit to say the Emperor has no clothes. The venus mounds on the brothers are manufactured [ pun intended ].

        Michael is built like a linebacker and in fact was a linebacker in college before transitioning. Unlike the aformentioned brothers, Michael has his equipment intact complete with the apple from Adam.

        youtube.com/watch?v=BpD5EdXvluw

        • malthuss September 15, 2015 at 12:55 am #

          The photos of the 2 as young boys leads me to believe they are male.

  44. Ishabaka September 14, 2015 at 7:06 pm #

    In my sixty years, I’ve never seen a more concerted, and frenetic effort by the media – left and right-wing – to discredit a candidate than I’m seeing now with Trump. In a country where the very rich own the media (left and right wing), and have bribed the Supreme Court Justices in order to buy their candidates, I have to wonder what threat he poses to the 0.001% – I suspect they are afraid that he would prevent them from metamorphosing from billion to trillionaires, which they most likely view an their inevitable due. I am far from a Trump supporter, or fan, but this extraordinary combined attack makes me wonder.

    • Janos Skorenzy September 14, 2015 at 7:41 pm #

      Perhaps, but riddle me this: why are they giving him so much coverage? Why not just give him the silent treatment as they do to the dozens of non R or D candidates who run for President? The Rabbis call it “dynamic silence” and it’s what they gave Gary Coleman and Kdog when they ran.

      • K-Dog September 14, 2015 at 10:09 pm #

        It would have helped if they had even known about me. The only people who new I was running are the 500 regular readers here and the Secret Service who doesn’t like me. Now it is too late and I don’t want the job any more. Someone else will have to save the nation.

        Or not.

        It would have been nice if certain of them had realized that joke presidential campaigns are nothing new or to be feared. Then my cell phone would not have been channelling Satan. We have turned into a nation of clowns but strange clowns we are because the clowns we have turned into don’t have a sense of humor.

  45. BackRowHeckler September 14, 2015 at 11:05 pm #

    They have arrived in Germany just in time for Oktoberfest, these hundreds of thousands of Muslim migrants! What luck! Schooners of beer, bratwurst, trade that burkha for lederhosen, what better way for an illiterate Eritrean or Afghan to assimilate into German culture than Oktoberfest? The question is, does bratwurst contain any pork? If the answer is yes, we might have a problem. Is there such a thing as halal bratwurst? Beer, too, is problematic. You know, germany may have to reconsider the whole concept of Oktoberfest from here on in until the Grand Mufti of Berlin is consulted and gives the Ok, which he may not do. Already German girls and women have been warned to dress differently, be a little more discreet, don’t show as much skin, so as not to offend or entice the esteemed new arrivals. After all, the mass rape of young Swedish girls by African immigrants in that country to the north is well known. (they sob alone in darkened rooms, ashamed, and commit suicide) Girls must take precautions now that we are blessed with this wonderful diversity, ha! Well, at least German girls don’t have to wear a burkha — yet! When Mother Merkel appears in one on national TV you’ll know the day of reckoning has arrived, and who the boss is now.

    So let the call to prayer waft over every German city, Franfurt, Nueremburg, Berlin and Munich, oh, you’ll face east and drop a rug, Fritz, if you know what’s good for ya, don’t think you won’t. Ponder the day in september 2015 when you cheered the incoming trains, what halcyon days they were, a new world being born, and you alive to see it, year 0! Hide those recordings ,,, of Bach, Beethoven, Mozart and Wagner, even your ‘Fury in the Slaughterhouse’ (that eclectic German Band) recording:

    ‘Every generation got its own disease
    I’ve got mine
    Will you help me please’

    brh

    • Buck Stud September 15, 2015 at 1:32 am #

      Yes, you forgot Kraftverk – Autobahn. But then again, they were very forgettable. But then again, again, I also recall Leslie West and Mountain and Nantucket Sleighride…perhaps equally forgettable.

  46. wpa--ccc September 14, 2015 at 11:16 pm #

    “The question is, does bratwurst contain any pork?” –brh

    brh, it is all going to be fine. Diversity is strength. And, yes, there is halal bratwurst.

    midamarhalal.com/Product/Beef/Halal-Beef-Specialty-Foods/138/Beef-Halal-Links-bratwurst.aspx

  47. BackRowHeckler September 14, 2015 at 11:59 pm #

    bing.com/videos/searchq=fury + in + the + slaughterhouse

  48. pequiste September 15, 2015 at 12:27 am #

    Holy flying Rodans JIm!

    Absolute incontrovertible proof that Hilary Clinton is unfit for any office:

    onpolitics.usatoday.com/2015/08/07/kim-kardashian-tweets-selfie-with-hillary-clinton-kanye-west/

    Additionally quite a few other lamestream media outlets claimed Hillary thought that the Big Ass herself – Kim Kardashian – was inspirational.

    Now that is breathtaking imbecility at its very finest folks. I can envision the shitter flushing and see Hillary Rodan Clinton’s quest to be preznit going where it actually belongs.

  49. nsa September 15, 2015 at 1:39 am #

    Genetics is the key to understanding why arab muslims are so exceptionally defective, weak, and stupid as a race. It’s called inbreeding….across the arab world close to 50% of all arab muslim marriages are between blood relatives, usually first cousins. In the canine world this is referred to as “line breeding” and in just a few generations results in animals so defective they need be destroyed. In most of saudi arabia (not deserving of cap letters), the rate of marriage between blood relatives is close to 90%. This has been going on for at least 1500 years, and has resulted in a whole race of inbred genetic defectives……with the rate of physical and metal disabilities many many times that of saner societies….and explains their intense belief in their sick psychotic cult religion. They are essentially “line bred” animals and will eventually need to be destroyed. Taking out the saudis would be a good start…….

  50. Buck Stud September 15, 2015 at 2:01 am #

    The allure of fascism is the crack of the whip, the point of impact. The tip of the spear held by a million hands. But proponents of fascism might as well believe in the never-ending orgasm because the point of impact and crack of the whip are nothing but the seductive snap-shot devoid of the generating kinetic chain previous to the climax.

    Imagine a body without antagonistic pairs of muscle. No dissent or diversion allowed and, paradoxically, far less oomph at the end of the day…icing without the cake.

    Don’t be deceived–the piccolos sound awfully thin if the rest of the orchestra ain’t meaty.

    • BackRowHeckler September 15, 2015 at 3:47 am #

      Buck, you’re getting a little abstruse … when the situation above all calls for clarity.

      brh

      • Buck Stud September 15, 2015 at 9:19 am #

        Well, let me clarify some of your delusion: No national.economic/war “situation” will be resolved here on CFN, nor has it ever been.

        So relax that goosestepping mind of yours. Indeed, and to get “abstruse”, the more you relax the whip, the harder it ultimately cracks. But your type will not relinquish the grip; thus the ‘snap’ is paradoxically compromised. And that was my point about fascism. The seeds of its destruction reside in it’s fatally flawed “mind/body mechanics”.

        • Buck Stud September 15, 2015 at 9:24 am #

          But what really disturbs you BRH , IMO, is not a ‘compromised snap’ but relaxing the grip. You’re afraid that there may not be a need for the cracking whip at all and that dissolves meaning in your life.

          You’re a weird dude, still enamored with war at your age.

          • BackRowHeckler September 15, 2015 at 4:52 pm #

            You say I’m a fascist, Buck, you’re friend Janos claims I’m anti fascist, I say I’m neither.

            brh

          • Janos Skorenzy September 15, 2015 at 10:11 pm #

            You’re not anti-Fascist? Well what are you then? That’s like saying you’re not Anti-Nazi.

        • Buck Stud September 15, 2015 at 9:24 am #

          But what really disturbs you BRH , IMO, is not a ‘compromised snap’ but relaxing the grip. You’re afraid that there may not be a need for the cracking whip at all and that dissolves meaning in your life.

          You’re a weird dude, still enamored with war at your age.

          • Janos Skorenzy September 15, 2015 at 2:06 pm #

            He wants to go attack Germany again because Merkel is a Nazi. That’s why she wants Islam to take over Europe.

            That he was too young to participate in WW2 is the defining tragedy of his life.

        • Janos Skorenzy September 15, 2015 at 2:11 pm #

          Buck, there is a time for all things under heaven. Obviously it is a time for War. BRH wants to go fight in Europe. More ordinary fools want to fight in the Middle East. Intelligent people know the War is here in America. Unintelligent people think worry about Fascism in the middle of a Communist takeover. And those lacking in all spirit don’t believe in war at all – just making funny puppets, face painting, and general buffoonery about “peace”. They are slaves, fit only to be so and soon to become so.

  51. FincaInTheMountains September 15, 2015 at 6:20 am #

    Images of Obama eating leftover fish from a bear are a hit in Russia

    today.com/news/president-barack-obama-tangles-bear-grylls-alaska-running-wild-t42761

    • CancelMyCard September 15, 2015 at 7:49 pm #

      I wonder what he and Bear did after the fish was eaten.

  52. FincaInTheMountains September 15, 2015 at 6:38 am #

    War is coming to Europe with Kosovo Muslim militants

    It appears that the migration from Syria to escape the civil war by despot Assad is just a cover story for overrunning European Nations with Kosovo militants.

    Kosovo – a favorite pet NATO “state” – is slated to become a foundation of European Caliphate?

  53. Buck Stud September 15, 2015 at 9:31 am #

    What fascism looks like:

    paperarch.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/umberto_boccioni_-_charge_of_the_lancers.jpg

    Does this look ‘sustainable’? enjoyable? joyful?

    It’s anti-human, a Lucifer production.

    • FincaInTheMountains September 15, 2015 at 9:58 am #

      We should go back to a zero point of Yalta peace conference, Nuremberg war-crime tribunals, establishment of UN and may be original Breton Woods system, adjusted for a multi-polar world.

      Alternative is chaos and madness.

  54. FincaInTheMountains September 15, 2015 at 9:49 am #

    Hungary arrest almost 10,000 people for illegally crossing border with Serbia

    aljazeera.com/news/2015/09/hungary-declares-state-emergency-refugee-influx-150915081707010.html

    Laws must be enforced, better to inconvenience tens of thousands than to jeopardize lives of millions in the future.

    Orban should be applauded

  55. Phutatorius September 15, 2015 at 9:49 am #

    I can’t find much nice to say about Reagan, but at least he convinced me that he knew how to read when in a speech he mispronounced Camus as “Cay-muss.”

  56. wpa--ccc September 15, 2015 at 11:13 am #

    Buck Stud: “the piccolos sound awfully thin if the rest of the orchestra ain’t meaty.”

    nsa: “inbreeding [results in] defective, weak, and stupid as a race.”

    wpa-ccc: “Diversity is strength… and beauty”

    You could only associate with “your own kind” and engage in inbreeding, just as you could limit your food intake to only one thing, for example, lettuce, and shun all other food.

    But when you add tomatoes, avocado, onion, beets, red peppers, etc. you get a much more diverse and nutritional salad.

    Diversity is strength and beauty.

  57. FincaInTheMountains September 15, 2015 at 11:48 am #

    Fight for nationalization of Central Bank of Russia is heating up

    Today, presidential adviser economist Sergei Glazyev presents at the closed session of the interdepartmental commission of the Russian Security Council a report “Speech on urgent measures to counter threats to the existence of Russia

    1. The US is trying to keep the leadership by deploying WORLD WAR

    2. ORGANIZATION OF THE MILITARY CONFLICT BETWEEN RUSSIA AND EUROPE FOR US is most desirable

    3. RUSSIAN CENTRAL BANK continues to serve interests of foreign capital

    4. The DEBT of Russian borrowers to Western creditors – $560 BILLION

    5. The preservation of dependent position in ECONOMY implies defeat in hybrid warfare

    A lot of things are pointing in the direction of turning the Nationalized Bank of Russia into an independent emission center underwritten by energy production

  58. beantownbill. September 15, 2015 at 12:07 pm #

    In our species’ long run, we’ve adapted exceptionally well to glaciations, attacks from microbes (plagues), other types of changing climates (e.g. desertification) with the resultant lack of food, madmen in positions of power, organized religion, etc.

    Now we are faced with the ultimate of ironies: our own successes may bring about our downfall. IOW, success = failure. An infinite concept like the cosmos must therefore have an infinite sense of irony.

  59. volodya September 15, 2015 at 12:20 pm #

    Mr Darling, Seawolf, Janos and others

    On this business of cancelled elections and a military takeover etc:

    There’s no one necessary way for something like this to unfold. But you can take it as given that the American plutocracy would assume that the ruling general(s) or admiral(s) would naturally look after the plutocracy’s interests. Just as a matter of course. And, if not, they would be bendable and-or buyable.

    After all, to the plutocracy, it’s always all about them. Theirs are the only interests that matter. At least according to the plutocrats.

    After the actions of the US government and the Fed following the 2008 debacle and after the dot-com and Long Term Capital Management disasters, you can see how the plutocrats would come to this point of view.

    It’s not only that governments and regulators and law enforcement bent every rule and law on the books to safeguard the astoundingly wealthy, they purposely averted their eyes when it came to crimes committed by those same people. Too hard to prosecute. Too big to jail.

    Restoration of law and order? Yes, well, in the end, rules and laws are for little people. I mean, can’t have howling mobs in the street. Right?

    But history doesn’t always unfold according to the wishful thinking of the rich elite and what comes to pass may not always accord with their whims and needs. History is instructive in this. There were wide divergences in how events unfolded in Germany and Russia and China when ruling orders were upset in the 20th Century. Some very wealthy and powerful people, who thought they couldn’t be touched, came to very bad ends. But not always and not everywhere. Krupp, the last time I looked, is still in business. So is Blohm and Voss.

    What I’m saying is that personalities are important in this. Just as Germany and Russia and China were very different societies, Hitler and his henchmen were not the same sorts as Lenin and his boys or Mao and his.

    Plus, each of those countries had violently contending interests. From the perspective of the 1910’s and 1920’s it was a toss-up as to who ended up dead in alleyways and who ended up on balconies waving to the crowds.

    So who knows about the ambitions and attitudes and values and loyalties of the hats in the Pentagon. Who knows if they’re all on the same page on things? Maybe they pretty much are. But maybe not. How would differences get resolved? A la night of the long knives? Or through give and take?

    And what about the ordinary rifleman? Let’s not discount them. I mean, who could have foreseen that Austrian corporal taking power in Germany? Or that little Corsican in France?

  60. FincaInTheMountains September 15, 2015 at 12:26 pm #

    New York Fed: Business activity continue to collapse

    Branch of the Federal Reserve of New York reports that the sharp drop in business activity, which began last month, continues – the index fell another 14.67% to the worst level since April 2009.

    newyorkfed.org/survey/empire/empire2015/2015_09Report.pdf

  61. Q. Shtik September 15, 2015 at 12:28 pm #

    My sincere apologies to JHK, to Frankiti, and to any other readers here who may have been offended by my sarcastic remarks yesterday (intended to be humorous but apparently not taken that way) concerning where some people in my home town choose to walk (i.e. in the street vs on the sidewalk, not their destination). The fact is, to use a well-worn expression, “some of my best friends are” Jews.

    Since I also derided Muslims, Catholics, Seventh Day Adventists, Hindus and Mormons without complaint I will assume these religions and their beliefs and customs are still fair game. And it goes without saying that years of derision by our host, for example this line from yesterday’s essay

    “the most moronic strains of Southland evangelical religiosity.”

    can be taken as permission to target southern Christians. I have no problem with that.

    To be clear, I am virtually certain there is nothing in the Talmud about walking in the street vs on the sidewalk and what that would suggest to the non-Jew concerning specialness if there were. I can only guess that it is some strange custom in my home town, so prevalent (e.g. a woman pushing a baby carriage IN the main street for a block, albeit a foot or two from the curb, as though daring drivers to crush her and her infant) that I wrote to our then orthodox Jewish mayor about it. I have numerous similar anecdotes I could tell but don’t want to whip a dead horse.

    Again, my sincere apologies.

    Q.

    • volodya September 15, 2015 at 1:07 pm #

      As long as you crap on everybody it’s ok.

    • Janos Skorenzy September 15, 2015 at 2:01 pm #

      Yes, we must be clear who is game and who is not. And who can say what to who. It’s Ok for a Jew to say Jews run Hollywood, but not for a Non-Jew to say it. As O’Brien said to Winston, Sometimes 2+2=4, Winston, sometimes. It depends on what the Party needs.

      Q, you crawl very nicely. But then you spit on their shoes. Do you intend to wipe them – with a towel perhaps?

      • CancelMyCard September 15, 2015 at 8:02 pm #

        Janos,

        You wipe every Nazi’s ass with your tongue.

        What else is new?

        • Janos Skorenzy September 15, 2015 at 10:08 pm #

          So 2+2 does not equal 4? Or only on Tuesdays and Thursdays? And what does the Party need? And why? Oh I get it: 2+2=4 is a hate fact, except when it’s Ok?

    • capt spaulding September 15, 2015 at 2:21 pm #

      It’s much ado about nothing. I usually enjoy your comments, and in the name of humor, nothing is sacred. Don’t let yourself become inhibited because some numb nuts disagree with you.

    • elysianfield September 15, 2015 at 7:46 pm #

      Q,
      I certainly wasn’t offended…bemused perhaps. As I sit at the computer…”pencil sharpened”… I feel no real animosity nor threat from your post. I shudder to think what the impetus was for the mea culpa.

      volodya
      As long as you crap on everybody it’s ok.

      The nature of satire…As long as you crap on everybody, it SHOULD be ok….

  62. meargen September 15, 2015 at 12:47 pm #

    So much hatred for Trump, but also, a lot of disenchantment for Sanders. And Rodan…that brings back memories of movies with bad dubbing and finger-pointing…’Look! Rodan is attacking! We’d better take cover, fast!’
    I feel there’s a kind of mindlessness in everything, a flotsam society, and yet, as Stephen King said in The Stand, even if everyone’s dead, the machinery will keep going for a long time. The problem I have now is that all national problems are ignored because THE ELECTION is coming, and so no one talks about anything except the candidates…this one or that, will Iowa go for…? But what about Super Tuesday? In that debate, didn’t….?
    See, we’re now in election mode, so nothing’s going to be done until a couple of years from now, when, yes, we’ll all be brought together, and as ONE people…
    Listening to Craig Hulet, he still claims Bush will be the nominee because he has a billion dollars in the campaign fund already. Also, he’s been meeting with world leaders, and is being groomed for president…which, Hulet says, Bush will be a tyrant. Also, since it means a GOP ‘victory’, they’ll go for our guns this time, because Hulet says the establishment is terrified of the American people.
    Hilary is pretty much as she always was, it’s just that the media can’t (or won’t?) hide the truth any longer. She has lots of enemies, and remember, eight years ago was her time until some unknown black named Obama got all kinds of outside funding.
    Trump is hated by a lot of you. I went to a party Saturday, and one of the women read a poem denouncing him and Carson…normally a nice, quiet, artistic soul, she was really angry. Another woman almost shouted. ‘Build a fence? We NEED MORE immigrants!’
    Another guy: ‘There’s no unemployment problem. I see ads for jobs everywhere.’
    These are the liberals, and they won’t accept reality, much as the right have their denials…like we have to go to war with Iran or SOMEBODY, and after eight years of an unqualified black guy as president, we need another one like Carson, but CArson is the good one, who’ll pray and stop abortion, and unlike Trump, is polite.
    We MUST be polite.
    The happy face culture is very much with us. I did talk to them about problems, about our deindustrialization, how like JHK talks of choices made in urban planning, how so much of the sprawl culture was the result of pretending to keep the boom going…but I was losing them. It’s all Trump bad! Conservatives bad! Tea Party evil!
    But as a people we’re told nothing, and thinking beyond four years isn’t a real national trait.
    JHK on Reagan: I voted for Reagan in 80′, then Mondale in 84′. I agree a lot with what he says, but also you have to consider what a disaster Carter was. Reagan did bring a national unity, but it didn’t last, and it can be argued in his second term, Bush and the establishment was actually running things. JHK says in the 80’s, we borrowed a trillion dollars from the Japanese and threw a party. A funny thought, and simplification, but there’s some truth in it. America sees its solutions in two to four year benefits, and not much further, except the corporate elites, who naturally keep their eyes on staying in power forever. It’s funny too how many liberals said Reagan was the last gasp of conservatism, and although I disagreed with this many years ago, now, they are right, but conservatism, you have to remember, is used by the GOP to get votes and keep them in power. And life now does have a real 1850 feel to it.
    At the party, everyone immediately denounced the fifties as racist, repressive, full of poverty and riots…unlike JHK, who argues it was a time of national cohesion and a rough economic equality that ended
    in the sixties with our beginning deindustrialization and managerial problems we didn’t resolve. Talking to my party about this kind of left them glassy-eyed, and I needed JHK or some of you guys there. We talked about movies, and everyone was happy.

    • Janos Skorenzy September 15, 2015 at 2:19 pm #

      Yes, the Cuckservatives are freaking out that Trump isn’t a Libertarian Conservative. He’s talking about taxing the rich and changing the trade balances – absolute heresy. Perhaps he possesses a hidden sanity, a latent Fascist love for our heritage. Only time will tell.

      Of course it is too late since any national unity would be a farce given the ethnic chaos that now characterizes America. In other to remain America, large sections of the country would have to be jettisoned – the non White parts of course.

  63. FincaInTheMountains September 15, 2015 at 12:49 pm #

    This week will be a very important event at the meeting of the US Federal Reserve that will determine the future of the world economy for the next few months. On Thursday night it will be clear whether the refinancing rate will be increased from the current 0.25%, or whether it will remain at a low level.

    Hierarchs of the US Federal Reserve will make an important decision – to send the US economy on inflationary or deflationary collapse path.

    Americans are conducting dangerous experiments on their economy. Never before such large-scale experiments were performed, so we can only assume what will be response of the US and world’s economy to the Fed’s actions.

    To direct the economy of the inflationary path, you need to at least leave the key rate unchanged. You can also further stimulate the economy by driving rates into negative territory (as in Sweden) or to start a direct purchase of stocks from the market (as in Japan).
    If the Fed chooses Thursday that option, we are likely to see the so-called “rally” – strong growth in all markets, starting with the stock market and ending the oil market.

    To select a deflationary path will require, on the contrary, raising interest rate. Nervousness in the markets now is such, that perhaps a quarter percent will be enough to start a deflationary spiral. If all rushed to sell stocks and other assets, no one will have free money, and very soon the dollar will be incredibly expensive currency.
    On the one hand, this scenario will be very comfortable for the US government – the dollar, once again, will be expensive, and problems with pensions will no longer be. But on the other hand, deflation with a powerful steam-roller will crush the American business, starting with the already wildly overloaded banking system.

    However, there are some pros in the deflationary path. Firstly, some time will be able to cover all States needs with imports – the dollar, once again, will be very expensive. Of course, after some time, the bills will still come due, but US government will buy a few months.

  64. volodya September 15, 2015 at 1:15 pm #

    As long as we’re talking about parties crawling off to die, there’s different scenarios that can take shape, not all of which involve power hating a vacuum.

    Picture not only the parties crawling off to die but also the electorate. What happens if the non-entities running for office were so laughable that ten percent of eligible voters showed up on election day? Maybe we’re there already? In that case what of the validity of the election result?

    Or picture one last government shut-down over the budget. And that’s it. Game over. What if legislative and bureaucratic dysfunction became such that the money and pay-checks stopped coming? Is it conceivable that these guys would stop showing up in Washington?

    So, it’s not just the parties that die but the system. Tax remittances disappear into a hole or gets ripped off and then the IRS and other bureaucracies stop showing up for work for lack of pay, the military goes home for the same reason. Government offices abandoned, and the checks stop coming. Imagine that.

    • Janos Skorenzy September 15, 2015 at 6:50 pm #

      What if they had an orgy and nobody came? Oh Calcutta! Oh Bombay!

      I’m in too deep – I had a spontaneous fantasy about Ann Coulter yesterday.

    • elysianfield September 15, 2015 at 7:59 pm #

      “Imagine that.”

      I imagine that is exactly what happened to Russia in the ’90’s…the future is recently passed….

  65. Walter B September 15, 2015 at 1:16 pm #

    “Imagine, for instance, what the Pentagon brass thinks of Trump. And what they are planning for him. Just sayin’.”

    Well we who watched it happen in Dallas in ’63 all know full well how they react should a president go against them and so do the sellouts that have occupied that office since that evil day. I sincerely doubt that there is a single man OR flying reptile that would even consider interrupting the orgy of profiteering from the universal dealings of the Merchants of Death. The only result whether there is an election or not will be more of the same old same old until the rest of the world is finally fed up enough to do something about it.

    • volodya September 15, 2015 at 1:32 pm #

      Not only JFK but RFK. No point shooting Teddy after Chappaquiddick as he was no real contender after that. Some nasty rub-outs. Let’s not forget MLK.

      I guess they didn’t have the gall to go after Eisenhower. I mean he was the great American hero. Even after he failed to stop Castro and even after what he said about the military-industrial complex he was just too big.

      Or maybe Ike tested the breaking point. After him the shot-callers said this far and no further. And so they made some examples.

      • Walter B September 15, 2015 at 10:20 pm #

        Ike gave his speech three days before he left office and to the person who replied below I would remind him that, as Wikipedia, the official source of all debunkers reminds us:

        The United States House of Representatives Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) was established in 1976 to investigate the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. The HSCA completed its investigation in 1978 and issued its final report the following year, concluding that Kennedy was probably assassinated as a result of a conspiracy

      • MisterDarling September 16, 2015 at 12:15 am #

        @ Volodya and Co.:

        “Or maybe Ike tested the breaking point. After him the shot-callers said this far and no further. And so they made some examples.”-v.

        That’s my sense of it. Also, that’s a nice way to put it. I rather admire his example and always have. Leadership at the top echelon got a bit sticky after him.

        Regarding your earlier post:

        “But history doesn’t always unfold according to the wishful thinking of the rich elite and what comes to pass may not always accord with their whims and needs.”-v.

        Yes, Chaos is **Chaotic**. You can try to ride whirlwinds, but not for long. An ‘Empire of Chaos’ is oxymoronic.

        Empires wrest Order from Chaos and channel emergent geo-political energy through themselves constructively. Empires are also __stakeholder__ not __shareholder__ oriented. They’re aware that you have to take care of the game at least as much as you skim from it, otherwise you’re just eating your seed corn. Claiming that you intend to create an ’empire’ by using ‘creative chaos’ is just admitting that you don’t know WTF else to do… And that’s a dinner bell for the sociopathic dill-holes in the room. Basically, you just fucked yourself.

        Yes, things will NOT go as planned. That you can depend on. There were and are no ‘Grand Designs’ by ‘TPTB’ going off without a hitch. Actually, you know that Eisenhower had something very wise to say about plans. Allow me to paraphrase: <>.

        I hope that’s comforting to someone.

        Cheers!

    • messianicdruid September 17, 2015 at 11:06 pm #

      Please read the PDF and get back to us:

      cryptogon.com/?p=47163#comments

  66. wpa--ccc September 15, 2015 at 1:55 pm #

    “the shot-callers said this far and no further”

    If you cannot name the “shot-callers” using first and last names, please do not refer to them. They don’t exist. They are figments of paranoid imaginations.

    May I remind you the our host, JHK, does not like conspiracists posting on CFN? Please respect our host.

    ——————————

    Republican Conservative Evangelicals for Bernie Sanders 2016

    youtube.com/watch?v=p5ZB8Lg1tcA

    • CancelMyCard September 15, 2015 at 8:12 pm #

      How DARE you call out all the resident Nazis, wacko skinheads, anti-semites, anti-muslim, anti-Christian, anti-

      anti-WHATEVER.

      that JHK encourages to come onto his comment section and pitch their screeds.

      How DARE you??

      • toktomi September 16, 2015 at 4:15 am #

        There was a time when the comment section of CFN was not the agar for putrid souls.

  67. FincaInTheMountains September 15, 2015 at 2:08 pm #

    Obama has become the head of the Bush clan?

    In particular, Obama seems to have not only managed to make a deal with Iran, but also to ensure its passage through Congress. And Iran is now has a free hand to deal with ISIS under the cover of Russian air defense missile systems and MIG aircraft that have embarked on combat duty under the Syrian flag, and the appearance of the C-300 and Panzer exclude even a possibility of Israel getting embroil in it.

    So Nataniyahu probably has come to an end. Well, thank God, will go down in history as a decent man, but not a traitor in the pay of Saudi Arabia and the wife of a whoremonger.

  68. capt spaulding September 15, 2015 at 2:46 pm #

    It was encouraging to see how many people had read Camp of the Saints. With that in mind, I would like to recommend “The Sixth Extinction”, by Elizabeth Kolbert. Your reviews of it would be interesting as well. Look forward to reading some input on the book.

  69. Q. Shtik September 15, 2015 at 4:07 pm #

    It’s much ado about nothing. I usually enjoy your comments, and in the name of humor, nothing is sacred. Don’t let yourself become inhibited because some numb nuts disagree with you. – Capt Spaulding

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

    What you say sounds good on paper, Capt, but the other “numb nut” (your description, not mine, I hasten to add) beside Frankiti is our host himself. Am I the only person on this blog who gets personal emails a few times a year from Jim threatening permanent banning if I do it just one more time….. one more time, I tell ya?

    When I think of the anti-Semitic screeds our own Third Reich Propaganda Minister gets away with here compared to my paltry indiscretions I’m aghast.

    • Frankiti September 15, 2015 at 6:40 pm #

      Nothing is sacred, least of all humanity. However, the banality of reading over and over how superior one reputed breed of vile humanity is perceived to be over the other(s) or how one breed from the flawed entirety is inferior than all the others is wearisome on top of being plain wrong. In all seriousness, how trite, how purely unimaginative it is to throw a dart at the WWW to find a comment board that will invariably contain the same… imprudent and half-baked comments. Can human thought move beyond nazis? Little minds need little compartments to place things. Everything has their proper place and their place in the ascendent stack of assumed importance. Little human minds love little stacks and piles and little human minds want to categorize by importance, by something, something easy… Yet this board is plastered daily with the scat thrown from the cage of a computer-bound halfwit… and it’s all the same; white people, those not Jewish, good. He’s not given wide berth, he’s given a seat at the table. I was in to JHK when he was trying to repair, or at least point-out, the failures of our built environment. So, getting angry that humanity occupy a street over a car, a sociopathic people mover, was the most bothersome part of your comment. Let them have the streets… to walk.

      • Janos Skorenzy September 15, 2015 at 7:12 pm #

        Can we admit that Jews aren’t good at self criticism? That underneath even the biggest Woody Allen inferiority complex or act, there usually lurks a giant superiority complex?

        The WASPS bought the whole act and gleefully castrated themselves – and now Jews mock them for not having even one member on the Supreme Court and having few of their own at the Universities like Harvard that they founded.

        Well we don’t like and we don’t buy it – any of it. Think of us as your opposite numbers. You’re good haters and so are we. We’ll keep you honest, drag you back down to Earth when you try to tell your tall tales. Ask the Emperor has no clothes type questions. You’re not smarter than we are – and that burns you and your sputter is hilarious to us. That poor dupe up thread who admitted that at 3% of the population you have 40% of the Billionaires – and then used quotation marks around Jewish influence! – that’s the kind of schmoe you like! The 3% and 40% make for great concentrated power – a Fist.

        I once a read a Science Fiction novel about a multi-generational trip to another star. It was all planned out in meticulous detail. Every crew member had an opponent among the crew – someone who would bump heads with him or her. They didn’t know who they were, but they knew they were there and would find each other sooner or later. The protagonist related with his trepidation about meeting his. Such a situation makes for clarity and creativity. Admit it: you need us – far more than we need you.

        • CancelMyCard September 15, 2015 at 8:22 pm #

          Here’s a thought – – –

          Janos IS J.H. Kunstler.

          Our esteemed host is spewing out this bile,under the name of this rabid Nazi anti-Semite, as an enticement to get one an all to respond and pay attention.

          IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW!!

      • Q. Shtik September 15, 2015 at 10:32 pm #

        So, getting angry that humanity occupy a street over a car, a sociopathic people mover, was the most bothersome part of your comment. – Frankiti

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

        I think I’m starting to get your point Frank… there is nothing in life important enough to complain about.

    • capt spaulding September 15, 2015 at 8:12 pm #

      Wasn’t that just in regards to your correcting spelling and punctuation? Anyway, I agree with you on that stuff too.

      • Q. Shtik September 15, 2015 at 10:22 pm #

        Yes, all the previous bannings and threatened bannings were about my grammar/spelling/usage shtik.

        The last time, when I was booted off for playing “school marm” and “hall monitor,” I was unable to post for about 6 months when a light appeared at the end of the tunnel. Jim announced on the blog that he would be appearing at the famous Cooper Union building in NYC, an hour drive for me. I took this as a great opportunity to accomplish two things: 1. Have my wife experience JHK’s mind and wit in person (she had no idea up until then what I saw in the CFN blog that would cause me to fritter away endless hours every day, week and year). 2. Take the opportunity to approach Jim before his talk began and make the case that my punishment had gone on long enough.

        He said he would have his tech guy un-ban me but I had better not resume the grammar shtik. Well, try as I might I couldn’t stop myself. The errors in the comments section were driving me insane and I began to slip in an innocuous correction here and there. But then I got bolder as Jim didn’t seem to notice. I went on a campaign, for example, to stamp out the inaccurate use of the terms “the Ukraine” and “the Crimea.” Even Finca would get it wrong half the time. That’s when the warnings from Jim resumed.

        Then came my ‘Jews in the streets’ comment yesterday. It must have touched a nerve to my complete astonishment since Janos has written and gotten away with enough anti-Semitic comments to rival the word-count of Infinite Jest.

        • Janos Skorenzy September 15, 2015 at 11:16 pm #

          I too have experienced such missives of warning. Take it as a premonition of the Night Court that Plato talks about. You’ll be taken out of your home in the middle of a moonless night to a building with a huge skylight open to the stars. There you will be judged by a panel of your Superiors. The Stars will reign down hard upon your upturned face. Never have they seemed so severe. Under their beautiful but relentless clarity, you will answer the questions put to you truthfully. There is no other alternative with the stars listening. The dim light is on you – no attempts at intimidation with a too bright light. That would dim the stars. You cannot see the faces of the Judges, but you know they are representing the stars, thus strangely gentle yet remorseless at the same time. Nothing can be hidden – you no longer even care to. Only the Stars matter now.

          You may be allowed to go home. Or you may not. It is all the same. The clay is brother to us all, eh? And did not Sagan say we are “star stuff”? And HE who returns will come again when, as Lovecraft says, “the stars are right”.

  70. Janos Skorenzy September 15, 2015 at 11:01 pm #

    Trump: I’m surging with women. I have so much for respect for women. I’m going to take such good care of women’s healthy care that you wont believe it.

    We need a Wall. Walls work. Go to Israel and ask how your big Wall is working.

    Vote for the Winner. Vote for the Wall. Vote White. Vote Trump. Don’t be a vole in a hole or a mole on the dole. Vote Trump.

    http://news.yahoo.com/trump-disgusting-whats-happening-country-073134624–election.html#

    • malthuss September 16, 2015 at 2:58 pm #

      Shall we discuss IQ in men and Women? [W in Caps].

      If you measure brain weight to muscle mass as a ratio, the sexes have
      brains in equal proportion to muscle mass.

      When you weigh a mans brain to average female brain, there is a size and weight difference. The mans is bigger. But is it better?

      What about Epigenetics?

      • Janos Skorenzy September 16, 2015 at 3:20 pm #

        We have to be able to please women. As a friend said, the man is a Christ and his canvas is the woman. In other words, there is more than one Christ but only one woman. And what does she want? As our Muslim brothers say, she is nine parts desire – what do you think she wants? Why are women converting to Islam? Why are they fantasizing about savages? They want to be taken.

        Read Bernie’s essay again. There is ancient Wisdom here – even if he doesn’t know it. Feminism is a giant shit test. They want us to take control again – even though they don’t know that’s what they want. We must do exactly that – for their own good! And ours…..

  71. nsa September 16, 2015 at 12:08 am #

    At least one working group is benefiting from the muslim invasion of europe…….German prostitutes are donning burkhas during sex for an extra fee.

  72. Janos Skorenzy September 16, 2015 at 3:22 am #

    Bernie Sander’s essay from the Vermont Freeman, 1972. Any thoughts? Zone? I like it – it’s honest and raw – but not gratuitous. And of course he has now disavowed it. Honest people can’t win elections since they need the votes of Liars.

    A man goes home and masturbates his typical fantasy. A woman on her knees, a woman tied up, a woman abused.

    A woman enjoys intercourse with her man — as she fantasizes being raped by 3 men simultaneously.

    The man and woman get dressed up on Sunday — and go to Church, or maybe to their “revolutionary” political meeting.

    Have you ever looked at the Stag, Man, Hero, Tough magazines on the shelf of your local bookstore? Do you know why the newspaper with the articles like “Girl 12 raped by 14 men” sell so well? To what in us are they appealing?

    Women, for their own preservation, are trying to pull themselves together. And it’s necessary for all of humanity that they do so. Slavishness on one hand breeds pigness on the other hand. Pigness on one hand breeds slavishness on the other. Men and women — both are losers. Women adapt themselves to fill the needs of men, and men adapt themselves to fill the needs of women. In the beginning there were strong men who killed the animals and brought home the food — and the dependent women who cooked it. No More! Only the roles remain — waiting to be shaken off. There are no “human” oppressors. Oppressors have lost their humanity. On one hand “slavishness,” on the other hand “pigness.” Six of one, half dozen of the other. Who wins?

    Many women seem to be walking a tightrope now. Their qualities of love, openness, and gentleness were too deeply enmeshed with qualities of dependency, subservience, and masochism. How do you love — without being dependent? How do you be gentle — without being subservient? How do you maintain a relationship without giving up your identity and without getting strung out? How do you reach out and give your heart to your lover, but maintain the soul which is you?

    And Men. Men are in pain too. They are thinking, wondering. What is it they want from a woman? Are they at fault? Are they perpetrating this man-woman situation? Are they oppressors?

    The man is bitter.

    “You lied to me,” he said. (She did).

    “You said that you loved me, that you wanted me, that you needed me. Those are your words.” (They are).

    “But in reality,” he said, “If you ever loved me, or wanted me, or needed me (all of which I’m not certain was ever true), you also hated me. You hated me — just as you have hated every man in your entire life, but you didn’t have the guts to tell me that. You hated me before you ever saw me, even though I was not your father, or your teacher, or your sex friend when you were 13 years old, or your husband. You hated me not because of who I am, or what I was to you, but because I am a man. You did not deal with me as a person — as me. You lived a lie with me, used me and played games with me — and that’s a piggy thing to do.”

    And she said, “You wanted me not as a woman, or a lover, or a friend, but as a submissive woman, or submissive friend, or submissive lover; and right now where my head is I balk at even the slightest suspicion of that kind of demand.”

    And he said, “You’re full of _______.”

    And they never again made love together (which they had each liked to do more than anything) or never ever saw each other one more time.

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    • Buck Stud September 16, 2015 at 10:12 am #

      Bernie has disavowed this essay? Can you provide a link/source for this disavowal?

      Of course, if the above essay starts widely circulating Sanders is toast, which he probably is anyway.

      But that essay are the words of a man very familiar with rejection: the rejection of women.

      Of course, Sanders is no Robert Redford or Harry Belafonte so that explains much of the rejection(and superficiality of women). When one looks like Woody Allen but without the humor, introspection is going to be one’s constant lonely companion.

      • elysianfield September 16, 2015 at 10:51 am #

        “When one looks like Woody Allen but without the humor, introspection is going to be one’s constant lonely companion.”

        “Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.” Henry Kissinger

        Of course, Henry was a great raconteur…and wealthy, no doubt.

    • Buck Stud September 16, 2015 at 10:12 am #

      Bernie has disavowed this essay? Can you provide a link/source for this disavowal?

      Of course, if the above essay starts widely circulating Sanders is toast, which he probably is anyway.

      But that essay are the words of a man very familiar with rejection: the rejection of women.

      Of course, Sanders is no Robert Redford or Harry Belafonte so that explains much of the rejection(and superficiality of women). When one looks like Woody Allen but without the humor, introspection is going to be one’s constant lonely companion.

      • Janos Skorenzy September 16, 2015 at 1:35 pm #

        Probably used the wrong word. He has “distanced” himself from this essay. He doesn’t deny that he wrote it – just that it was the work of a young man, one perhaps still under the glamour of the 60’s, etc.

        I think it is basically true: people do have such fantasies. That doesn’t mean they want them to come true per se. Nor that they should constantly indulge in them either. Obviously a person who lives for such images and feelings may “find” themselves acting them out.

        Of course as a Marxist, Sanders thinks that human nature will change once the mode of production changes the culture produced by it. He urges women to get on with it. Needless to say, he is wrong: there is a human nature, even if it only an animal one. It wont change anytime soon. I believe there is more of course, but no one stuck in this trap can even see man’s animal nature clearly, what to speak of anything higher.

  73. FincaInTheMountains September 16, 2015 at 6:29 am #

    Hillary Clinton – Presidential Material Or War Criminal?

    Exposed: her role in creating the Islamic State and the refugee crisis in Europe.

    westernjournalism.com/hillary-clinton-presidential-material-or-war-criminal/

    So, is the wicked witch of the West is dead already?

    youtube.com/watch?v=T5ayK694PZI

  74. FincaInTheMountains September 16, 2015 at 7:21 am #

    Hungary joins the “Silk Road”

    More and more EU countries are attracted as with a powerful magnetic field to the growing day by day Eurasian economic giant, as the European Union economy is mired in debt, depression and stagnation.

    Recent events have evolved in the most intriguing way: the Hungarian government signed an official agreement on the accession to China’s new project “The New Silk Road” – a network of high-speed railways that will be constructed along the historic medieval Silk Road that connected Asia and Europe.

    thediplomat.com/2015/06/chinas-silk-road-in-europe-not-just-hungary/

    • Janos Skorenzy September 16, 2015 at 2:01 pm #

      Companies in Germany have refused to sell Hungary razor wire, saying that it is for criminals and the refugees aren’t criminals. So they are getting it from China.

  75. FincaInTheMountains September 16, 2015 at 7:37 am #

    They couldn’t do it. The US Department of Energy stops funding of the American Centrifuge

    There are four main methods of separation of Uranium (enrichment): magnetic separation, gas diffusion method, centrifuge and laser. The most rational and cheapest is centrifugal. For one unit of U235 it needs 50 times less electricity than the gaseous diffusion method of enrichment. Russian low-enriched uranium for nuclear reactor fuel elements is three times cheaper than that produced in foreign gaseous diffusion plants. It’s about the cost, not the price.

    During the Megatons to Megawatts Program the US gaseous diffusion enrichment industry was rapidly degraded and dying, unable to compete with the Russian enrichment industry.

    The Russian Federation has almost destroyed the US enrichment industry, while maintaining its centrifuges and unique technology “anti-enrichment” of uranium.

    chillicothegazette.com/story/news/local/2015/09/11/doe-pulls-plug-centrifuge/72080034/

    The real reason they have stopped building new Nuclear power station is acute deficit of U235

  76. FincaInTheMountains September 16, 2015 at 8:23 am #

    For transnational elites is crucial that in Europe existed permanent hotbeds of tensions that could be inflamed at any time when any of the governments wants to go beyond the clearly defined framework of actions, and they try to carry out a political course that is consistent with the national interests.

    By launching into Europe huge masses of Muslims migrants corporatocracy get their hands on weapons for convenient control of the political and social situation, which operates the more efficient due to the fact that in European minds since the 90s the idea of an inevitable “clash of civilizations” consistently been planted.

  77. Cavepainter September 16, 2015 at 12:14 pm #

    Some of you will take relief in my decision to retire from posting on this site. I knew better in the first place; in-place beliefs are there as band-aids against the grim prospects painted by objective reality. Only slight attention to anthropology and evolution science reveals that survival is a group act, with unanimity of belief being the bonding agent. And like all traits in nature that sword is double edged such that success — represented by “affinity groups” now walking this planet — amounts to infinitesimal of the number of others whose coincidence of intractability of beliefs walked them into oblivion. And as JHK has described, history doesn’t repeat but rhymes, so now the single thread by which is suspended any chance of human survival all is being stretched to breaking point by the dogma of secular utopians which holds that via some kum-ba- yah miracle of population redistribution and techno-triumphalism all eight billion humans can be accommodated. Rot’s of ruck.

    • elysianfield September 16, 2015 at 1:27 pm #

      Cave,
      “evolution science reveals that survival is a group act”

      More specifically, survival for a species, not the individual….

      You will be missed.

    • capt spaulding September 16, 2015 at 2:37 pm #

      If you haven’t already read it, let me pimp the book I’m currently reading. It’s called “The Sixth Extinction, an unnatural history”. Let me quote from the blurb. “Over the last half billion years, there have been five major mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs.” I’ll stop there. If your interest has been piqued, I recommend it.

  78. wpa--ccc September 16, 2015 at 1:25 pm #

    “Can we admit that Jews aren’t good at self criticism? That underneath even the biggest Woody Allen inferiority complex or act, there usually lurks a giant superiority complex?” –Janos

    No, we cannot agree. You are digger your hole even deeper. Your anti-semitism appears to know no bounds. You are like a chihuahua nipping at the ankles of superior Jews who make you feel inferior. Your jealousy is disguised by your misrepresentation and hatred of Jews. I do not agree with any of your disgusting antisemitic remarks. I am supporting a Jewish socialist candidate for president who is in tune with the zeitgeist. You, Janos, are out of tune.

    • wpa--ccc September 16, 2015 at 1:25 pm #

      ^digging^

      • elysianfield September 16, 2015 at 1:40 pm #

        “That underneath even the biggest Woody Allen inferiority complex or act, there usually lurks a giant superiority complex?” –Janos

        Janos is correct…Humans suffer from ego, and evolution insures that this will not change, certainly in your lifetime. Women consider themselves superior to men. Blacks consider themselves superior to Whites. Lighter skinned blacks consider themselves superior to those of a darker skin color. The devout consider themselves chosen, and certainly superior to any of another religion (or those with none).

        Why can’t you debate a point rather than spewing invective?

        Explain to me the difference between a racist, or anti-Semite, and an observer (astute or otherwise) of blacks or jews…or will you suggest to the readership to not believe their god-damned lying eyes….

  79. wpa--ccc September 16, 2015 at 1:34 pm #

    Cavepainter, thanks for all your contributions to CFN. If it was true that the survival of CFN depended upon “a group act, with unanimity of belief being the bonding agent,” then CFN would have disappeared long ago. Objective reality does not always present “grim prospects”… and the diversity of opinion on CFN is healthy.

    ¡Vaya con Dios!

  80. Buck Stud September 16, 2015 at 2:03 pm #

    What’s this I read about Bernie “Feel The Bern” Sanders lobbying for the F-35 fighter project to come to Vermont? Or “Sanders publicly supported Tel Aviv’s attacks on Palestinians”?

    Don’t tell me Bernie is ‘more of the same’?

    counterpunch.org/2015/07/07/sanders-bullshit-meter-goes-off-the-charts-in-portland-maine/

    • Janos Skorenzy September 16, 2015 at 2:14 pm #

      I told you that he was a mainstream Zionist. Or was that someone else? Are you who you are? Or are you still reading “Buck” magazine?

  81. Janos Skorenzy September 16, 2015 at 2:07 pm #

    dailystormer.com/co-founder-of-hungarys-current-government-exposes-white-genocide-in-speech/

    Hungarian Leaders stands up for the natives of Europe – the White Race. The battle against the Muslim invaders invites comparison to Hungary’s rising against the brutal Communist regime imposed by the Soviets.

  82. capt spaulding September 16, 2015 at 2:52 pm #

    Somehow, this site has been hijacked into a referendum on the Jews. While it might make an interesting sidebar to the problems this website attempts to address, it’s a waste of time. It wanders off the main points Kunstler addresses, mainly peak oil, and the other problems that occur. Frankly, I skip over all of those posts about that subject that occur, and look for the meat that is provided by other posters. Let me put it bluntly: I don’t give a fuck what you think about the Jews, that’s not the reason I read this blog. Either get back to the main subject at hand or make yourselves scarce. In your own pathetic way, you are as annoying as OEO used to be. Remember fucktard boy? Well that’s you, just in different clothes.

    • Janos Skorenzy September 16, 2015 at 3:12 pm #

      Big Bernie Sanders fan? Don’t like his halo being questioned or touched?

      The Who is always important. At the very least it’s always the second question after the What. And sometimes it comes first. A group that has many times the amount of power and wealth that its size would dictate cannot be off the table for discussion – no matter how much that enrages them. And once we realize they control the media and we are only hearing what they want us to hear and only getting their take on issues – well then the full nature of the Catastrophe becomes evident.

      After the Civil War, Americans devotes themselves to industry and the accumulation of wealth. When they finally took stock in the early 20th Century, they realized that Jews already owned all the newspapers. Just coincidence? You sound like one of the clueless who don’t think that even matters. Even if it was just an unhappy coincidence and not an ethnic drive for power, it is far from an optimum situation. The rise of the Blogosphere has mitigated the crisis to some degree, but we may well lose the internet as a zone of free speech and then we’re right back to Pravda style American Trotskyism with a smiley face. Shame on you.

    • BackRowHeckler September 16, 2015 at 3:27 pm #

      You have to understand, Cat, its 1938, and we have our own Dr Goebbels, right here in CFNation.

      brh

      • Janos Skorenzy September 16, 2015 at 3:35 pm #

        You are a hard core, stone cold moron. And yes, if we don’t learn from the past we are condemned to repeat it. The Jewish press called the peace protestors before WW1, “isolationists”. And before WW2, “anti-semites” and of course always “nativists” – as if it’s a crime to be for yourself first and foremost, as they always are.

        Now they call us racists and you are still utterly confused, just desperately hoping for a War with Germany to fulfill your operant conditioning. You just called him Cat. You are a Dog with its leash in its mouth.

        • BackRowHeckler September 16, 2015 at 3:55 pm #

          I like the names you call me, Vlad. None of them are very flattering. There’s quite a long list, now.

          One thing that puzzles me, you and your compadre, Buck Stud, keep insisting I’m pro war, I want war, I need a war etc., where’s all that coming from? I never said anything remotely close to that. War on Germany? That’s in your own head. The best I can tell is Buck don’t like me because I think Obama is a weasel, and you don’t like me because I won’t join in on your Jew- hating crusade. Am I getting close to the truth?

          brh

          • Buck Stud September 17, 2015 at 2:08 am #

            BRH,

            I’m just responding to all of your posts lamenting America’s military decline–according to your perceptions. And every time I have asked you what should Obama do, you offer no concrete proposals other than to infer that nearly the entire military is one big LBGT festival.

            And I don’t ‘not like you’. In fact I enjoy some of your sardonic humor, even if I don’t personally agree at times. I think Janos views you as a potential fellow traveler/ white nationalist recruit, thus his vitriol when you contradict his rap.

          • Janos Skorenzy September 17, 2015 at 2:10 am #

            You gloated about the destruction of Germany – that’s unforgiveable. And the only people who could stop it – Nationalists, Fascists, Racists – they you slandered by saying Merkel was their leader and Muslims their allies. Your malice driven confusion is complete. And your emotional allegiance is to another people and nation, not America.

            Vote for Joe Biden. He feels EXACTLY the way you do. Jews are America to Joe. There is no America without them, in the sense of nothing worthwhile. Even the Jews got nervous as Joe raved about them. Not embarrassed you understand – they think they deserve all of that and more. But nervous in that they don’t want other Americans to focus so much on them – and to realize exactly how much power they do have.

          • Janos Skorenzy September 17, 2015 at 2:29 am #

            politico.com/blogs/politico44/2013/05/biden-jewish-heritage-is-american-heritage-164525

            Now BRH, check out what he says. All the things he thinks that are great about the Jews are the things you hate about America. Whose right? He is. You glorify a people who are responsible more than any other for the transformation of America into something “else”. And as I said before, that makes you an absurdity and a fatuity. Conservative Christian Zionists are the biggest losers the world have ever known, and you are part of that even if you don’t hold their weird theological beliefs. Biden is a goof and hardly the brightest bulb on the tree but compared to you he is a paragon of rationality.

            To be fair, outside of all the social transforming, Jews have a very solid record of achievement in science and of course medicine. Also respectable in music (not the visual arts – they’ve been an utter disaster there). They’ve revolutionized commerce of course as well. Not to my liking but plenty of our “smart guys” have gone along with them on this and the banking scam.

        • malthuss September 17, 2015 at 10:51 am #

          The Jewish press called the peace protestors before WW1, “isolationists”.

          Did they?

          And who killed the Lindberg baby?

          • Janos Skorenzy September 17, 2015 at 3:30 pm #

            Yes. There were huge peace movements before each war but that doesn’t fit their Narrative of Whites as War Mongers and plus they wanted those wars – so it all went down the memory hole a long time ago. No links to offer therefore, that comes from a lot of old fashioned study.

            The Vietnam protests were lead by them, that’s the good anti-war movement. And Kevin MacDonald related his amazement at how so many of his comrades (he was deeply involved at the University of Wisconsin) turned on a dime and supported Israel in its war. Fine – except they had put themselves forward as pacifists. That may have been the seed of his awakening, the way they just put themselves out of common history, definitions, and idealism when something that affected them came into question.

            I don’t know if Hauptman was part of any conspiracy or not. His history indicated the classic loser who, as he put it, “just wanted to be famous”. But of course such people can be used. So don’t know. Apparently it was an utter media circus, a new low for that time with people selling blonde locks of “Baby Lindy’s” hair. The Lindberg’s were so disgusted that they moved to England to escape it. At that point, England’s vicious yellow press had not yet come into existence.

            But yes, the Jewish press set out to destroy this American hero when he called for America to stay out of WW2. They influenced many, but he was so respected and even loved that many didn’t go along with it – and were awakened to the fact that we had already lost much of our country to them.

  83. BackRowHeckler September 16, 2015 at 3:34 pm #

    Also, Cat, admittedly I’m an amateur on the subject, but I’m beginning to question the whole concept of ‘peak oil’ as I understand it. It seems right now the only problem with petroleum is that there is too much of it. No doubt as a finite resource it will some day run out, but that day seems far off into the future. This is not too say dependence on petroleum does not cause all sorts of problems, political, social economic … but these problems existed to a certain extent before 1859 when oil was discovered in Titusville, Pa, by a few investors and businessmen from New Haven, Connecticut (some of them connected to the New Haven RR, and the Winchester Rifle Co.)

    brh

    • Frankiti September 16, 2015 at 5:06 pm #

      Listen to the last Peak Prosperity podcast. It’s podcast/website grounded in fact rather than hunches. His last podcast specifically addresses this with an oil industry professional: crude is in decline while other oils are up, basically inferior oil production is up while the good stuff is past peak. No antisemites and wackadoos there, so not sure if the CFN crowd will appreciate it. No crazy conspiracies and prayers for a falling sky…

  84. PeteAtomic September 16, 2015 at 4:34 pm #

    Reading the CNN.com headline: “DO OR DIE FOR THE SECOND TIER”, referring to the bottom feeders of the republican party who are gonna tiredly show up to these “debates” tonight & repeat the same sentences amongst each other, if only phrased slightly differently. It’s gotta be great to have all gone to Law School, so the act of bullshitting is somehow becomes legitimized.
    Anyhow, it strikes me that in this presidential race in particular, it’s almost treated like TV’s ‘Dancing With the Stars’ or some other reality TV show. Maybe America should be able to vote off one republican nominee or other, every week. All they need is a “Panel of Judges” to sit there and critique the complete rubbish & brain-glop these wannabe Caesars dump out of their fat mouths.

    I also love the caption below the picture at CNN.com, which reads “A Lackluster Performance could Doom these Candidates,” which is also humorous. DOOM. Oh, boy. So, these ex-governors & corporate lawyers are simply gonna retreat back to the 24/7 orgy in which they came. Where is the DOOM ? in that, lol.

    Teddy Roosevelt would have pistol whipped these charlatans.

    • BackRowHeckler September 17, 2015 at 8:08 am #

      Men like Teddy Roosevelt come around maybe once a century, so we’re due for one anytime. Author of 40 books, etymologist, rancher, soldier, Nobel Peace Prize winner, Medal of Honor winner, reformer, explorer, consummate politician, sportsman, trust buster, he was pretty much everything, the essential American.

      The only area for me where he’s not too admirable is his penchant for shooting animals, that 1910 African safari being totally wasteful, pointless, and bloody.

      brh

  85. FincaInTheMountains September 17, 2015 at 5:05 am #

    Actually, the civil war in the Ukraine and the onset of chaos in the Middle East are the stages of the same plan. It was needed to create more economic hardships for Europe to improve its tractability on the issue of signing TTIP.

    To do this, the quarrel with Russia was necessary, since that is where the lion’s share of the European energy supplies is coming from, as well as the market for European consumer products.

    And in the Middle East, it was needed to delay the start of China’s economic expansion. And of course to spoil some of Europeans traditional markets there. And, as a bonus, establish a reputation for the United States as the most quiet and safe haven for capital fleeing from the war in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

    Incidentally, the outer part of the American plan has worked. The whole Middle East was set ablaze. US got enough money to show (on paper) the normal growth, even with the falling economy and even managed to stop printing press during 2011 – 2014.

    But victory is never partial. There are things where – everything! – you can only say strictly after crossing the finish line, but that one US failed to cross. Not only because Russia and China have started their own large scale counterplay (Eurasian Union, SCO, ABII, Chinese New Silk Road, etc.). And not because Russia has clearly trumped the West on the Ukrainian flank. And not even because the Americans released the genie of Islamic radicalism that began to live its own life, while more and more slipping out of their control.

    All this is of course have also played a major role, no doubt. However, the US did not achieve the most important thing – to convince the EU to sign TTIP. More precisely, US failed to persuade the Europeans to agree on the key point of the agreement – the introduction of international corporate tribunals. After two years of desperate struggle, and more than a dozen rounds of talks on the signing of the “economic NATO” Washington has not managed to conclude the deal not in 2014, nor this year. Deadline now is set for the second half of 2016. Moreover, it is known that the issue of international corporate tribunals Americans lost, so the whole concept of TTIP and the whole survival strategy of the US are in the trash.

    Clean knockout victory did not happen.

    Apparently in the new conditions, Washington moved to a strategy of “minimizing the losses” and the preparation of a new inevitable next geopolitical round. As before, the main enemy is China, a large, albeit smaller in scale, is Russia, but the main variable determining the final alignment of future fights, is Europe. More precisely, who will manage its industrial, human and financial resources.

    Do not forget that there exists another consolidator – Germany – that quite successfully builds its own economic project of the Fourth Reich.

    Thus, we can talk about the formation of a vast political and economic cluster (New Germany + Russia + China) with 32 – 35 trillion in GDP, or about 49.29% of the global GDP. Then joining of India, Japan and the rest of Southeast Asia’s largest economies, as well as other members of the BRICS, becomes only a matter of time.

    That’s it. For the US, this means a guaranteed worst-case scenario. Rolling of the wheel stops. All is collapsing. Begins mass social unrest, against which Ferguson seems like a nice children’s party for preschoolers.

    The American ruling elite is perfectly aware of the reality of this perspective. A sharp aggravation of problems with illegal immigrants in the EU suspiciously coincided with a critical failure for the United States in TTIP negotiations. The combination of illiteracy of migrants in the language of the host country and extremely high awareness of the legal devices of German and Austrian social assistance mechanisms is also not surprising.

    Apparently, the United States decided at all costs to take Europe out of the game. According to the principle – so nobody will have you!

    cont.ws/post/122354

  86. FincaInTheMountains September 17, 2015 at 5:30 am #

    Images of hungry and exhausted migrants

    ic.pics.livejournal.com/serfilatov/37945564/276779/276779_600.jpg
    ic.pics.livejournal.com/serfilatov/37945564/277487/277487_600.jpg
    ic.pics.livejournal.com/serfilatov/37945564/277779/277779_600.jpg

    These images, taken by professional camera, and iPhone – Europeans fixing episodes of influx of “newcomers”.

    There was information that the Greeks have arrested the boat, carrying 5,000 firearms for the “refugees”.

    European intelligence services are talking about the fact that among the human waves of emigration hid thousands of new ISIS fighters.

  87. FincaInTheMountains September 17, 2015 at 5:32 am #

    Images of hungry and exhausted migrants
    ic.pics.livejournal.com/serfilatov/37945564/277487/277487_600.jpg
    ic.pics.livejournal.com/serfilatov/37945564/277779/277779_600.jpg

    These images, taken by professional camera, and iPhone – Europeans fixing episodes of influx of “newcomers”.

    There was information that the Greeks have arrested the boat, carrying 5,000 firearms for the “refugees”.

    European intelligence services are talking about the fact that among the human waves of emigration hid thousands of new ISIS fighters.

    • malthuss September 17, 2015 at 4:49 pm #

      Yup. Men between 18-38. In their prime.

  88. BackRowHeckler September 17, 2015 at 7:57 am #

    Vlad, for the record, I think what’s happening in Germany, Sweden, Holland and the rest of western and central Europe is a real tragedy for those countries, which I thought my posts made clear (as if it matters what I think) However, events from the 30s and 40s are so remote, 7 decades, I don’t believe they have much bearing on what’s happening now with hundreds of thousands of migrants moving into Europe. On the other hand, maybe someone smarter than me could trace a series of events back from the 1930s to events of this week, sort of one thing leads to another, I don’t know.

    Buck, admittedly many of my posts on the US military are hyperbole, mostly a reaction to the news of the day, for comic effect. However, I do think the US is the essential nation and it is not a good thing to show too much weakness to the world. For example, it is the US Navy that will keep the world’s sea lanes open, now that countries like Great Britain, France and Germany have pretty much given up the idea of maintaining navies of their own. Also, IMO, it is almost criminal for a nation of 320 million to be fielding an army of only 400,000 soldiers, ‘specially considering the myriad responsibilities we have around the globe, altho I’m aware the same same reductions happened after the Civil War and WW1.

    I got some of these ideas from Mark Steyn’s book ‘After America’.

    brh

    • malthuss September 17, 2015 at 10:49 am #

      it is almost criminal for a nation of 320 million to be fielding an army of only 400,000 soldiers, ‘specially considering the myriad responsibilities we have around the globe, altho I’m aware the same same reductions happened after the Civil War and WW1.

      Without our borders being protected, there is no point in having an army.
      Our army is in 100+ countries. Bring all the troops home.

      • BackRowHeckler September 17, 2015 at 11:59 am #

        Point taken, Malthus.

        We could conceivably bring all US forces home and in effect become ‘Fortress America’, safe within our borders while the rest of the world descends into bloody chaos, which is what is occurring now. But eventually the bloodshed and chaos would reach here, which is happening now as well. There’s no good answer as far as I can see.

        brh

        • malthuss September 17, 2015 at 4:52 pm #

          My position is different from yours.
          Defending borders does not ‘Fortress Merikka’ make.

          Our involvement elsewhere, under the thumb of AIPAC and internationalists, makes things much worse.

          You Tube, END WAR: Madeleine Albright Says Deaths Of 500,000 Iraqi Children Is Worth It; UN Sanction Genocide

      • Frankiti September 17, 2015 at 5:06 pm #

        The US has fast become a country not worth caring about, and not only because it’s a failed built landscape, but because of the population and the system, neither one worth supporting. Why would a young American enlist so that an enormous foreign laborer population doesn’t have to fight so that it can support a billionaire class of oligarchs?

      • sprezzatura September 21, 2015 at 7:29 am #

        Who is going to guard our oil supplies?

    • Janos Skorenzy September 17, 2015 at 3:08 pm #

      True or false: You were the one to call Merkel a “Nazi”? Let’s back it up and see where you go wrong. You equate all Totalitarianism with Fascism (as both Liberals and Conservatives foolishly do) and then call Fascism, Nazism as a way of using your favorite word and of course, because it was Germany that we’re talking about. But none of that is true: Totalitarianism isn’t Fascism per se, and Fascism isn’t automatically Nazism – since Fascism is the general philosophy and Nazism only an example Of Fascism.

      To say the least, throwing the word Nazism around isn’t helpful and doesn’t promote clarity in any sense of the word. Now strangely enough, the National Socialist Party was never banned. Perhaps kept as a whipping boy? Now needless to say Merkel is not a member and they profoundly hate her as one of the greatest traitors in German history. Is that clear enough for you?

      • BackRowHeckler September 17, 2015 at 4:39 pm #

        I never called Merkel a ‘Nazi’. That must have been somebody else.

        • Janos Skorenzy September 19, 2015 at 4:01 am #

          Yes, but you implied it. And said that Germany has always had the same philosophy about the Muslims – as if Hitler would have ever done what Merkel has.

          Nothing to say about Biden and his Judeophillia? And about their transformation of America? Cat got your tongue?

  89. FincaInTheMountains September 17, 2015 at 10:59 am #

    “Bring all the troops home” — malthuss

    Domestic manufacturing leaves the US with 500 – 700 billion trade deficit in the hole, which is being compensated right now by mostly free-of-charge imports (in return for US Government obligations – same as free).

    If you bring all troops home and stop all CIA subversive operations around the world, are you sure you will be able to continue that way for long?

  90. FincaInTheMountains September 17, 2015 at 11:45 am #

    “Well, Obama does not need no stinking Congressional debate to take out Assad.” == abbybwood

    Recently, Obama had a very unusual dinner. Before the cameras, US President was eating salmon, which before that lost its most fat and delicious pieces to a bear. And to make sure that absolutely no one had any doubt as what (or rather who) that bear that left scraps for Obama represents, the action took place in Alaska.

    Thus, we gradually lead to the understanding of the fact that America is not the same. It is not the main hegemon capable to show its place to everyone in the world. There is someone bigger and tougher.

    Someone who dines first.

    youtube.com/watch?v=Ung0l9thfPY

    • elysianfield September 17, 2015 at 3:45 pm #

      Finc,
      Great grist for metaphor…I love this site.

    • BackRowHeckler September 17, 2015 at 4:27 pm #

      Well, what you have here is a Chicago based negro street agitator, in the mold of Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson, up against a trained KGB Officer, what do you think the results are going to be?

      brh

  91. volodya September 17, 2015 at 11:59 am #

    Mr D. “stakeholder oriented”, yes, that’s an excellent way to put it.

    Meaning that a business is in a set of relationships, economic and social in nature, that go far beyond that of just one obligation, that being to shareholders.

    We know where we’re at now. We see the results. The oligarch-class got academic “cover” via the profit-wealth maximization theory of corporate responsibility. Do well by yourself and your crony-shareholders and pay no heed to ANYTHING else.

    That “cover”, via the pronouncements of “respectable” academics in the economics realm, gave the oligarchy carte blanche for an all-devouring program of blind greed.

    Which, as you said, resulted in devouring the seed corn. That, in the end, it would ruin the oligarchs as well as the society and economic food chain that maintains their high position, seems to have eluded them. Which, to me, is a never ending source of amazement.

    No matter how events play out, judging by the recent past and by present day indicators, it won’t be pretty.

  92. FincaInTheMountains September 17, 2015 at 12:34 pm #

    China will start trading oil futures ahead of schedule – before December

    China plans to start a crude futures contract this year as the country — which vies with the U.S. as the world’s biggest importer — seeks to establish its own pricing benchmark for the oil it buys.

    The Shanghai crude contract will be priced and settled in yuan. Overseas investors can use foreign currency for margin requirements.

    bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-09-17/want-to-trade-china-oil-futures-here-s-what-you-need-to-know

    China makes a huge leap toward alternative financial system, along with Sino-Russian version of EuroClear (inter-bank settlement system)

  93. bukowskisghost September 17, 2015 at 12:43 pm #

    Jim,
    The comments to your blogs continue to define the creepy, arrogant nation you complain about… Pathetic petty bullies for the most art.

    • Janos Skorenzy September 17, 2015 at 3:01 pm #

      I’ve read of a lot of Bukowski and I have no idea what his politics were, if any. Offhand he seems like the kind of guy not to have any. But it is obvious from his stories that his experiences with Blacks were very negative for the most part and he viewed them as primitive, hateful towards Whites, and dangerous. I think many of us if honest can relate to that.

      • BackRowHeckler September 17, 2015 at 4:34 pm #

        I don’t think Charles Bukowski worried too much about politics, but if I can remember correctly, he had a fondness for a breed of female he called ‘High Yellow’. I’m assuming that’s a non PC term that wouldn’t go over too well at Berkeley.

        brh

      • Frankiti September 17, 2015 at 5:01 pm #

        The problem is that bad writers tend to have the self-confidence, while the good ones tend to have self-doubt -Henry Chinaski

        Pocket Hitler, I mean, Adolfrenzy is an over-confident writer…

        • Janos Skorenzy September 17, 2015 at 6:22 pm #

          But one who you can’t debate and win against.

          • Frankiti September 17, 2015 at 8:27 pm #

            The deranged tramp screaming to the sidewalk at the end of the block in pissed stain pants “wins” all our “debates” as well… and we’re all better for it

          • Janos Skorenzy September 18, 2015 at 2:51 pm #

            More Alinskite tactics. You are disciple of this Satanist just as Hillary is.

  94. Reagan September 17, 2015 at 1:10 pm #

    Mr. Kunstler refers to Ronald Reagan as a “pompadour-in-search-of-a-brain” and many here agree. Yet, most have voted once, perhaps twice, for someone who floods the country with illegals (making unemployment even worse for citizens), added 7+trillion to the debt, levied the greatest tax possible on hard working citizens via so-called health care reform only to cut our benefits to pay for the illegals, union supporters, and democrat’s base, among other things too long to count. I would say Mr. Kunstler is a “follicularly-challenged head in-search-of-a-brain” for supporting such a person/party.

    • Frankiti September 17, 2015 at 4:56 pm #

      But… but, Obama had a “D” next to his name! Too many generations of lazy partisan voters casting by letter (R or D). Uneducated, uninformed platform voters.

  95. Janos Skorenzy September 17, 2015 at 3:12 pm #

    When asked about what America would look like under their Administration, most of the Republicans started talking about Israel. What a flawed system, where candidates have to crawl to a foreign power in order to get campaign funds. Ann Coulter called them on it and is again the most hated person in America, this time by her ex-allies.

    news.yahoo.com/ann-coulter-goes-tirade-republicans-pandering-too-much

  96. barbisbest September 17, 2015 at 4:31 pm #

    CancelMyCard September 15, 2015 at 8:22 pm #

    ‘Here’s a thought – – –

    Janos IS J.H. Kunstler.

    Our esteemed host is spewing out this bile,under the name of this rabid Nazi anti-Semite, as an enticement to get one an all to respond and pay attention.

    IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW!! ‘

    Told ya!

    • BackRowHeckler September 17, 2015 at 4:37 pm #

      nah, that ain’t Jim. He has better things to do than f-k around on this site, namely make a living as an author, which I’m thinking isn’t easy.

      brh

      • malthuss September 17, 2015 at 4:55 pm #

        There is a great photo, online, ‘Obama watches judo match’…..
        check his expression. Effeminate in the extreme.

        Thanks for the ‘USA gets the bears leftovers’ insight.

    • Janos Skorenzy September 17, 2015 at 6:23 pm #

      It was dumb then and it’s dumb now. Come up with your own dumb ideas, barb. You’re very good at it.

    • elysianfield September 17, 2015 at 8:31 pm #

      Barb,
      If our host is, indeed, Janos, then….I must be Dannyboy!!! Is the kidney still available?

  97. barbisbest September 17, 2015 at 5:28 pm #

    BRH – ain’t many easy ways to make a livin’ kid. Paid fire woman. Just fun to surmise, you know, Mark Twain with his pen name and all.

    But if you change 2 letters of Janos first name…. Nah, ain’t him.

    Speaking of work and making a livin’, I had a boss who was a DOD. What’s doubly dubious is if one is a despicable DOD!!! Man, that’s really bad!! Not gonna name name.

  98. wpa--ccc September 17, 2015 at 8:27 pm #

    “There are sprawling industries and self-proclaimed career “terrorism experts” in the U.S. that profit greatly by deliberately exaggerating the threat of Terrorism and keeping Americans in a state of abject fear of “radical Islam.” There are all sorts of polemicists who build their public platforms by demonizing Muslims and scoffing at concerns over “Islamaphobia,” with the most toxic ones insisting that such a thing does not even exist, even as the mere presence of mosques is opposed across the country, or even as they are physically attacked.

    The U.S. government just formally renewed the “State of Emergency” it declared in the aftermath of 9/11 for the 14th time since that attack occurred, ensuring that the country remains in a state of permanent, endless war, subjected to powers that are still classified as “extraordinary” even though they have become entirely normalized. As a result of all of this, a minority group of close to 3 million people is routinely targeted with bigotry and legal persecution in the Home of the Free, while fear and hysteria reign supreme in the Land of the Brave.

    What happened in Irving, Texas, yesterday to a 14-year-old Muslim high school freshman is far from the worst instance, but it is highly illustrative of the rotted fruit of this sustained climate of cultivated fear and demonization. The Dallas Morning News reports that “Ahmed Mohamed — who makes his own radios and repairs his own go-kart — hoped to impress his teachers when he brought a homemade clock to MacArthur High,” but “instead, the school phoned police.”

    Despite insisting that he made the clock to impress his engineering teacher, consistent with his long-time interest in “inventing stuff,” Ahmed was arrested by the police and led out of school with his hands cuffed behind him. When he was brought into the room to be questioned by the four police officers who had been dispatched to the school, one of them — who had never previously seen him — said: “Yup. That’s who I thought it was.” As a result, he “felt suddenly conscious of his brown skin and his name — one of the most common in the Muslim religion.”
    –Glen Greenwald

    • elysianfield September 17, 2015 at 8:42 pm #

      Wpac,
      reminds me of my freshman year in high school…Robert E Lee High in San Antonio Texas…1960. For “show and tell” I brought a complete but deactivated hand grenade, WWII vintage, that I found while living on Okinawa. It was well accepted as a piece of history…no big deal.

      Then reference the above story of the kid who built a clock.

      Does anyone in the readership doubt that Osama Bin Laden achieved his goals? He said he would bankrupt the USA, and that our lives would change, with freedoms removed, live in fear, etc. If Osama did to our enemies what he has done to us, we would be naming high schools after him….

  99. barbisbest September 17, 2015 at 9:25 pm #

    Choicest blessings to you always Janos.

  100. MisterDarling September 18, 2015 at 12:59 am #

    Hello Volodya & Co.:

    ““stakeholder oriented”, yes, that’s an excellent way to put it. . . Meaning that a business is in a set of relationships, economic and social in nature, that go far beyond that of just one obligation, that being to shareholders.”-v.

    Meaning also that currency is more than a medium of exchange and store of value, but also economic interaction quantified. So, what we’ve seen is a merchant caste ‘forget’ what wealth is and where it comes from.

    “Which, as you said, resulted in devouring the seed corn. That, in the end, it would ruin the oligarchs as well as the society and economic food chain that maintains their high position, seems to have eluded them. Which, to me, is a never ending source of amazement.”-v.

    Michael Hudson just published a book on this very topic: *Killing the Host*… Perhaps you’ve heard it? 😉

    “No matter how events play out, judging by the recent past and by present day indicators, it won’t be pretty.”-v.

    Regarding how things “play out” please don’t develop the impression that I *want* the military to play a direct role in governing the US. Far from it. But this isn’t about what I want, but what can and will happen.

    Be sure though that whoever wins (with whatever financial backing) will be a _dictator_ for all intents and purposes. All the tools and props are in place. Means, Motive & Opportunity are definitely present, so… This might be a good time to model and plan to mitigate that. Just sayin’

    😉

    Speaking of conspiracy “theories” that turn out to be true [*], y’know that whole ‘global warming thing’?

    Culprit Identified:

    pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/environment/investigation-finds-exxon-ignored-its-own-early-climate-cha…

    I posted the link to the Guardian article on the same topic a few weeks ago. How much are we going to miss these big oil companies? /S

    — — —

    [*] As many of them do these days…

  101. MisterDarling September 18, 2015 at 1:04 am #

    Rolling Up the ‘Welcome Mat’:

    washingtonpost.com/world/croatia-is-the-new-frontline-in-europes-refugee-crisis/2015/09/17/3723efc0-…

    Europe comes to it’s senses?

    😉

  102. Buck Stud September 18, 2015 at 1:40 am #

    “To be fair, outside of all the social transforming, Jews have a very solid record of achievement in science and of course medicine. Also respectable in music (not the visual arts – they’ve been an utter disaster there).”– Janos

    When you write comments like this I wonder how many other subjects you profess knowledge about but in actuality know very little.

    Jews are an utter disaster in visual arts? That’s crazy talk, man. Your problem is you believe that all Jews were ‘degenerate modern artists’ when that’s not at all the case. Quit groping for the easy stereotype and start digging a little deeper. But then again, if you did that, you wouldn’t know so little about so much, eh?

    • terrasapien September 18, 2015 at 10:53 am #

      “a janos” (because there are many of them, so “the janos” would be incorrect) is a social media disruptor, which is sadly, so very easy to do. Keep hitting on the emotional divisions to steer discussion away from higher ideas (a requisite for any hope of solutions), and *displace* deeper insights. Poison the discussion well with bellicosity and bias opinion. I’ve seen the same tactics on dozens of forums over the years. Good on CFN it’s still hanging in there and some comments are very insightful.

      • Janos Skorenzy September 18, 2015 at 2:45 pm #

        So in other words, if something is happening that doesn’t fit the Narrative, then it’s not happening? So since Blacks are good, therefore the knock out game and flash mobs have to be a Right Wing myth? And since Jews are Heroes, they can’t be the purveyors of degenerate art? You are a silly creature, your mind a media sewer.

    • Janos Skorenzy September 18, 2015 at 2:41 pm #

      Modern Art is degenerate. Evidently you are still struggling with that simple fact. And by some estimates, Jews own 85% of the galleries – and of course are huge in Museum Administration and Acquisition.

    • Janos Skorenzy September 18, 2015 at 3:26 pm #

      Here’s you homework: conduct an inner dialogue with the shade or eidelon of your Master, John Ruskin. Imagine what he would say about this:

      dailystormer.com/jewess-artist-paints-portrait-of-donald-trump-with-her-own-menstrual-blood/

  103. FincaInTheMountains September 18, 2015 at 6:38 am #

    Moscow is preparing an operation against the jihadists, and will go ahead with or without the consent of Washington

    The Russian Federation is not planning to reduce Daesh, but to vanquish all jihadists, whether they claim to be members of the Islamic Emirate, al-Qaïda, the Islamic Front or any other organization. As a result, everyone now realizes that in Syria there is no armed anti-government group which is not linked to the jihadists.

    Consequently, if they decide to act, the Russians will be attacking all of the armed groups which are currently spreading terror in Syria.

    And this is precisely what scares the Petraeus-Allen-Clinton-Feltman-Juppé-Fabius clan

    voltairenet.org/article188680.html

  104. FincaInTheMountains September 18, 2015 at 7:30 am #

    “Europe comes to it’s senses?” — MisterDarling

    It is not the question of Europe coming to it’s senses, but rather ability to overcome powerful pro-American lobby in Brussels and liberal (also pro-American) press.

    Also watch for anti-government, anti-Orban “maidan” in Hungary.

    • MisterDarling September 18, 2015 at 4:30 pm #

      “Also watch for anti-government, anti-Orban “maidan” in Hungary.”-FitM.

      I’m waiting for the New York Times, Washington Post and Slate to simultaneously ‘uncover’ Orban’s ‘brutality’ and ‘neo-fascist past’… That’s usually the first step.

      /S

      Cheers!

  105. BackRowHeckler September 18, 2015 at 7:32 am #

    To pick up and earlier thread,

    Elysian Field,

    Connecticut used to be filled with old abandoned barns in fallow fields (since torn down for development), one afternoon me and my friend tunneled into one in our neighborhood looking for stuff we could use, all kinds of farming implements were inside, it was pretty dark, we found this interesting wooden box with German markings, took it outside and pried the crate open. It contained 4 potato masher hand grenades from WW1, in good shape. We contemplated what to do with them — should we try them out? — and decided to bring them to his father, a WW2 vet. He called the Resident State Trooper, who came over and picked them up. We found out later they were live grenades, and a search of the barn by police later on found more WW1 ordinance.

    It was no big deal. The bomb squad didn’t show up, or SWAT, or TV crews. Life went on as usual.

    brh

    • MisterDarling September 18, 2015 at 4:42 pm #

      “It contained 4 potato masher hand grenades from WW1, in good shape. We contemplated what to do with them — should we try them out?”-brh.

      An interesting story! I’ve had ‘stielhandgranaten’

      [ youtube.com/watch?v=HB9o-Tmxyv8 ] on my bucket-list of things to try out at a range for a long time. Always seemed like a better configuration for a grenade to me.

      Cheers!

  106. FincaInTheMountains September 18, 2015 at 7:59 am #

    The San Francisco Globe presents our cultural differences:

    American:
    youtube.com/watch?t=85&v=d1J3NLNWAPU

    Russian:
    youtube.com/watch?t=36&v=pQkmqK5U5Uo

  107. ozone September 18, 2015 at 8:09 am #

    As “the parties crawl off to die” due to lack of credibility and support by the general populace, here’s some interesting speculation on secession by the very bestest nation in the whole Miss United States:

    zerohedge.com/news/2015-09-17/will-lone-star-state-secede-super-tuesday-may-allow-voters-reassert-te…

    (Try to keep a tiny bit of focus, okay? ….Whuzzat? You’re not paid for that? Alrighty then, but constant diversions ain’t a-gonna save you OR those who do the paying.)

    • BackRowHeckler September 18, 2015 at 9:37 am #

      Oz Vermont had a secession movement going for awhile, too, back around 2006. One of the leaders was none other than Bernie Sanders himself, who is thought would have assumed the Presidency of an Independent Vermont nation.

      brh

  108. FincaInTheMountains September 18, 2015 at 11:02 am #

    Characteristically, describing the difficulties of migrants arriving in Europe, the media ignore the question of who finances and organizes these waves and why the majority of arrivals are healthy young men who with great skills break through the chains of containment fences.

    However, some information began to appear recently about the sponsors of mass migration, pointing to artificial nature of the crisis. In particular, the Austrian journalists citing security sources reported that this involves American organizations and foundations, who are paying for services of “guides” funneling the migrants to Europe.

    Other journalists are pointing to “human rights organizations” funded by the Rothschilds.

    A Serbian edition “Pecat”, studying the details held during the month of well-organized departure of Kosovo Albanians (the causes of which no one could explain), put forward the theory that is behind it, “Islamic State” (IS), set the task to send four thousand of fighters to the heart of Western (2000 of them have already arrived at the scene).

    It is also characteristic how dramatically changed the media coverage of refugees treatment. And earlier migrants have experienced tragedy, because illegal immigration has not ceased since the beginning of the war in Syria, but nobody showed such care for them before.

    It began to emerge the overall picture of what is happening, revealing dual strategy of the European ruling class in the “migration crisis”: to send useful economic migrants to Western Europe while redirecting the radical elements or sleeping ISIS agents to Eastern Europe.

  109. Q. Shtik September 18, 2015 at 11:48 am #

    CFN ……. some comments are very insightful. – terrasapien

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

    Those would be the ones with which you agree, no doubt.

    • Janos Skorenzy September 18, 2015 at 3:34 pm #

      Minsk or Pinsk?

      This will explain much of the psychology of these characters.

      Two rival businessmen meet in the Warsaw train station. “Where are you going?” says the first man.

      “To Minsk,” says the second.

      “To Minsk, eh? What a nerve you have! I know you’re telling me you’re going to Minsk because you want me to think that you’re really going to Pinsk. But it so happens that I know you really are going to Minsk. So why are you lying to me?”

      Then they project this mentality onto us, the guileless Children of the North, the Sons of Arius, the Sons of the Sun.

  110. Q. Shtik September 18, 2015 at 12:22 pm #

    Because of my obsession with written and spoken language, I noted two things in Janet Yellen’s news conference yesterday, as the hair stood up on the back of my neck:

    1. She used the word kintinue numerous times; not continue but kintinue.

    2. The answers to all but a very few questions posed by the journalists were begun as follows: “So, ……..”

    I have lived the past 43 years a distance of only 23 miles as the crow flies (I measured it on a map) from where Yellen grew up and went to high school yet these two foibles of speech are very foreign to me.

    Maybe I shouldn’t be surprised. In Pygmalion ‘enry ‘iggins is able to pin an individual’s origin to within blocks based on accent.

    I already know what you are going to say: “Who gives a shit.”

    • volodya September 18, 2015 at 2:14 pm #

      There’s worse things to be obsessed about.

      • wpa--ccc September 18, 2015 at 3:18 pm #

        Perhaps more relevant is that Yellen called on Congress to fund the government, warning that a government shutdown would jeopardize the country’s economic health. Yellen also cautioned against brinksmanship over raising the debt ceiling. Her accent or pronunciation don’t really matter. Even if she had vocal fry or upspeak, it wouldn’t… like… you know… like… matter.

    • Janos Skorenzy September 18, 2015 at 2:58 pm #

      Her parents were probably immigrant aliens from either Minsk or Pinsk.

  111. wpa--ccc September 18, 2015 at 1:04 pm #

    A New Hampshire man said to Donald Trump:

    “We have a problem in this country. It’s called Muslims. We know our current president is one,” … and Trump, who has repeatedly claimed that Obama is a Muslim, responded in agreement.

    CNN’s Don Lemon took that down with four words: “What does it matter?”

    “What if the president was a Muslim?” Lemon asked during a panel on his show Thursday night. “I mean, what does it matter? Aren’t Muslims Americans as well? Don’t we have the right to religion in this country?”

    Good point, Don. Muslims are Americans. Islam is a religion of peace. Discrimination against Muslims is unpatriotic and un-American. The scapegoating of innocent Muslim citizens, or a Muslim president, is wrong.

    ….

    • nsa September 18, 2015 at 1:40 pm #

      You deserve to live in a muslim arab country…..they toss your crew off the tops of buildings…….splattttttttt………

      • wpa--ccc September 18, 2015 at 3:48 pm #

        LOL! I live in the USA. You don’t believe I live in a Muslim country now? You don’t believe the president of my country is a Muslim? You don’t believe my country has Muslim training camps? You don’t see the mosques springing up like mushrooms? Why has no one in my Muslim country been thrown off a rooftop?

        Because Islam is a religion of peace I have no reason to feel fear.

  112. wpa--ccc September 18, 2015 at 3:33 pm #

    Perhaps more relevant is that Yellen called on Congress to fund the government, warning that a government shutdown would jeopardize the country’s economic health. Yellen also cautioned against brinksmanship over raising the debt ceiling. Her accent or pronunciation don’t really matter. Even if she had vocal fry or upspeak, it wouldn’t… like… you know… like… matter.

    ….

  113. wpa--ccc September 18, 2015 at 3:38 pm #

    TRUMP CAN’T TAKE THE HEAT

    “Donald Trump canceled his appearance Friday evening at a major campaign stop for the GOP presidential field in South Carolina as he faces criticism from both Republican and Democratic candidates over his failure to address claims that President Obama is a Muslim and “not even an American.”

  114. wpa--ccc September 18, 2015 at 4:05 pm #

    Today Republicans passed legislation based upon misleading videos which supposedly show a fetus that survived an abortion. The image was actually taken from the blog of a woman named Alexis Fretz, who miscarried at 19 weeks and posted images of her still-born baby online.

    In the video separate conversations are cut and spliced together to appear as if they are one line of discussion. Subtitles in the videos do not match the words being said. Entire chunks of time are missing from the footage. A forensic analysis of the videos found they are so egregiously manipulated that they would never be accepted as evidence in a court of law.

    Republicans are ignoring the mounting evidence that the videos are fake and are continuing to legislate based on them. Republicans are Taliban-like in their war on women.

    Support a woman’s right to choose legal abortion! Support Planned Parenthood!

  115. wpa--ccc September 18, 2015 at 4:27 pm #

    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is officially taking on the country’s private prison industry. By introducing a bill that would ban government contracts with private prisons, the presidential contender is quickly becoming the loudest advocate for criminal justice reform among his competitors.

    The Justice is Not For Sale Act, co-sponsored by Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ), Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Bobby L. Rush (D-IL), would prohibit the federal government from entering contracts with private prison corporations within two years of the bill’s enactment. Instead, state and local government will be solely responsible for overseeing state and local correctional facilities.

    “Study after study after study has shown private prisons are not cheaper, they are not safer, and they do not provide better outcomes for either the prisoners or the state,” Sanders said at a press conference Thursday.

    Black Lives Matter!

    ….

  116. FincaInTheMountains September 18, 2015 at 5:26 pm #

    Commander of US Air Forces in Europe, General Frank Gorenc: Russian Air/Space capability are at least at parity with US

    Only recently, the Russian Air Force was transformed into Aerospace Forces. Commenting on these developments, as well as military modernization in Russia, Gorenc said that they have been able to improve the quality and quantity.

    This also applies to aircrafts that Russia manufactures, and the capability to create a well-protected area (Gorenc thus cited the example of the Kaliningrad region and the Crimea). From the territory of these districts, Russia’s armed forces are capable of controlling airspace of some of the NATO members, acknowledged Gorenc.

    in.sputniknews.com/world/20150915/1015715341.html

    “Well-protected” area, in US popular jargon – a no fly zone. What General failed to mention, that Russia could cover with a no-fly zone entire Europe, using bases in Kaliningrad and Crimea.

  117. Q. Shtik September 18, 2015 at 5:40 pm #

    IMMIGRATION THEN AND NOW

    I moved into the vicinity of New Brunswick, NJ in 1971. This small city has changed immensely in the 43 years since.

    In the early years of the 20th century there was a flood of immigration, particularly Hungarian, due to a need for cheap labor. All, as far as I know, were “legal.” Some companies such as New Brunswick-based Johnson & Johnson hired a staff of recruiting agents and contracted shipping lines to bring shiploads of immigrants from Fiume directly to New Brunswick. Assimilation was relatively easy. The immigrants’ first generation children learned to speak English indistinguishable from existing citizens. They opened businesses and became the dominant ethnic group in an entire section of the city. Decades passed smoothly until the Soviet Union crushed the Hungarian uprising of 1956. Thousands were killed and many others fled to the US. 32,000 came in through Camp Kilmer, a stone’s throw from New Brunswick. Many remained in NB. They were mostly young and energetic. They assimilated easily.

    Expansion of black population on the same turf began to push out Hungarians. Then began an influx of Latinos, mostly Mexican. No one knows for sure their legal status and it is politically incorrect to pursue an answer. There was no particular driving force as from the likes of a J&J employer. The Mexicans became dishwashers, busboys, and landscaping and roofing day laborers, many under-the-table for minimum cash but no taxes. Early every morning hundreds of Mexican men will loiter on Handy Street hoping the next arriving F150 will be the contractor who employs them for the day. They do not shun long hard hours, even in the blazing sun and heat of summer.

    By now the area that was entirely Hungarian, then Black, is entirely Latino. Even the Blacks have been largely driven out. Business in NB is dominated by J&J, Rutgers University, and several large hospitals and health related organizations. As you might guess, the CEOs, VPs, Directors, professors and doctors are mostly white and the orderlies and maintenance men are blacks and Latinos. But the so-called “minority” population of NB exceeds that of whites. Incredibly, of 1612 students, NB High School is 99% minorities. The official 1% Whites is a fiction. A good friend who has been teaching there many years tells me there are zero Whites. There are a hand full who “identify” as white for whatever their personal reasons.

    The school ranks near the bottom academically among all NJ schools. New Jersey has the fifth highest number of undocumented immigrants in the country. (If this is a known and accurate statistic why are they still here?) Don’t get me wrong, I understand their plight and would do the same in their position.

    New Brunswick is among the top 5 NJ cities in Latino population. NBHS feeds 82% of its population a free breakfast. Another 7% are partially subsidized. Many speak English poorly or not at all. Many drop out between 9th and 12th grade. The vast majority are from families below the poverty line.

    Imagine this, the high school was newly built within the past 10 years with White tax money (rare is the Latino who pays State or Federal income tax; they do pay sales tax but at half the regular rate in an “enterprise zone”) but NOT ONE WHITE STUDENT ATTENDS THERE. Their white parents are not cruel or stupid enough to send them there.

    See this link: usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/new-jersey/districts/new-brunswick-public-schools/new-brunswi…

    • malthuss September 19, 2015 at 2:03 pm #

      Wow.

      Free breakfasts. I had to pay for mine [and wash the dishes].

    • malthuss September 19, 2015 at 2:11 pm #

      hand full — > handful

  118. wpa--ccc September 18, 2015 at 6:03 pm #

    ” the high school was newly built within the past 10 years with White tax money … rare is the Latino who pays State or Federal income tax” –Q.

    Q., your racism is showing…

    Unauthorized immigrants in the United States paid $11.8 billion in state and local taxes in 2012, including $7.1 billion in sales taxes, $1.1 billion in personal income taxes, and $3.6 billion in property taxes, according to data from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy.

    Were unauthorized immigrants in the United States to have lawful permanent residence, they would pay $14.1 billion in state and local taxes, including $7.8 billion in sales taxes, $2.3 billion in personal income taxes, and $4 billion in property taxes.

    Legalize them now!

    Or… go with Trump, and deport them all:

    A 2010 report from the American Immigration Council and Center for American Progress estimates that deporting all unauthorized immigrants from the country and somehow “sealing the border” to future unauthorized immigration would reduce U.S. GDP by 1.46% annually—or $2.6 trillion in lost GDP over 10 years. Moreover, the U.S. economy would shed large numbers of jobs.

    • elysianfield September 18, 2015 at 7:57 pm #

      Wpac,

      I am calling you out now…define racism, or avoid usage of the word. If you cannot or will not do this, you will be harshly judged by the readership.

      Q described a situation as he saw it, I see no racism in his observations.

      Once, in a stump speech, Harry Truman was addressed from the audience “…Give ’em Hell, Harry!”, and Truman responded, “…I don’t give ’em Hell, I just tell the truth on them, and it sounds like Hell”.

      With all respect, define racism, or quit using the work to describe posts on this site.

    • malthuss September 19, 2015 at 2:03 pm #

      your racism is showing…

      AS IS YOURS.

  119. FincaInTheMountains September 18, 2015 at 7:44 pm #

    What is Nation Bonding Myth of the United States?

    Those of you who have never slept on New York subway’s bench, sadistically separated by partitions, so to make it most uncomfortable to sleep on, think that American Nation Bonding Myth is the voyage of the Mayflower.

    But the ones who have actually slept on that bench and, falling asleep, saw how underground roots of American civilization go deeper and deeper, to the center of the earth, they know that the Nation Bonding Myth of the United States is “The Wizard of Oz” by Frank Baum, in Russian known as “The Wizard of Emerald City” by Volkov.

    Now it does not matter when or how it started, but each generation of Americans growing up, finds its explanation and its interpretation of the beloved children’s book and movie “The Wizard of Oz.” But now there is the most common interpretation, which can be traced to the early 20th century. According to this interpretation, the Scarecrow symbolizes farming, Iron Man industrial proletariat, and the Wizard – financial chkuirp, the name of Oz stands for an ounce of gold.

    Similarly, the yellow brick road symbolizes the gold bullion in the Federal Reserve volts, and Dorothy’s silver shoes – the so-called “silver proportion”, according to which 16 ounces of silver strictly equivalent to one ounce of gold, which made it possible to connect the reserves of silver to the process of formation of money.

    And I must say that the abolition of the “silver proportion” has indeed become the road of yellow bricks leading to the omnipotence of green paper, serving as the green glasses with locks that were in voluntary-compulsory way issued to citizens of the Emerald City.

    Moreover, this interpretation of the Nation Bonding Myth of the United States is the most rational, but in order to understand the storyline associated with Gingema and Bastinda, US domestic politics and historical analogies related to the 20th century are not enough.

    Suffice to say that in early 20th century, when this tale has just appeared, in The Wizard of Oz they saw the US President McKinley, and Gingemma, the Wicked Witch of the East, was the Republican Party of US East coast.

    But recently it became clear that the modern English-speaking people in Gingema see Baroness Margaret Thatcher, and the day of her death in the entire English-speaking world closely resembled St. Patrick’s Day. In particular, the song about the death of Gingemma “Ding-Dong! The witch is dead” was appearing in the first place in all musical competitions and crowds of drunken English-speakers were singing it in the streets and squares all night, arranging the festivities in London, New York, Boston, Toronto, Melbourne, and even Hong Kong.

    But the most striking is that this scandal has drawn attention to the fact that the most popular clip on YouTube dedicated to Nation Bonding Myth of the United States, since 2008, is a clip from which it follows that those who in the 2008 primaries voted for Barack Obama, considered Hillary Clinton as Bastinda or “sneaky Witch of the West”.

    This video has played a major role in Barack Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize for the fact that he did not let Hillary Clinton or Senator McCain close to the red button. And this in turn means not only that the Nobel Committee still has some not so stupid people, but the election campaign of Barack Obama had very intelligent people who understand the importance of symbolic actions in general and symbolic actions with Nation Bonding Myth of the United States, in particular.

    However, in the current election campaign this factor has not yet been put into action, despite the fact that the actions of Hillary Clinton has long gone beyond the acceptable, and journalists call her “Madame Above-The-Law”.

    Things reached the point that her opponents have begun to doubt that there is such evidence against a presidential candidate Clinton that can break through a defensive perimeter of her supporters in the various departments of the United States, ready to reinterpret the law in her favor. And there is no certainty that if such evidence did exist, in response to an attempt to arrest her, Mrs. Clinton would not call to her aid US Air Force as Bastinda would call a flock of flying monkeys.

    In this situation, Donald Trump, is de facto the prime Republican candidate announced that the American dream is dead, and the main Hillary Clinton Democratic rival Bernie Sanders begins to successfully sell to the Americans the idea of building socialism in one standing alone capitalist country. Of course, Americans are beginning to respond to that by recalling their Nation Bonding Myth, and the main positive hero finally turns out not to be a Superman, whom newly-found Bastinda is trying to impersonate, but doggy Toto, who tore the veil of secrecy from the Wizard of Oz.

    And the most funny thing is that the role of little dog Toto is played by Witch’s husband, Bill Clinton, who in all kinds of interviews begins to say that the Democratic President Barack Obama is trying to jail his wife.

    The most interesting is that as a result of these scandals, even those who only recently fanatically supported Hillary Clinton, suddenly began to ask themselves that if their favorite presidential candidate already demonstrates such a contempt for the law, what will happen when she will be the winner of the red button? Too many supporters of Mrs. Clinton are coming out of her spell and slowly coming to their senses as after hypnosis, and the clearer become their eyes, the greater is the popularity of Bernie Sanders and the more Hillary Clinton’s popularity is falling.

    One gets the impression that initially Donald Trump got into this walk on the yellow Fed’s bricks at the request of Hillary Clinton as it is Ross Perot 2.0, and all of these scandalous actions against illegal immigrants were initially performed by him in an attempt to sabotage the show and safely slip away from the campaign without engaging in subsequent wars with Bastinda.

    And the fact that they raised him to the top of the political Olympus was as much a surprise for him as for Jeb Bush. As the saying goes, man proposes and God disposes, and the fact that the Republican Party has been able so quickly to recognize force majeure, to which they must adapt their policies and not vice versa, said that the reanimation of this part of the US political system is at least possible.

    Thus, Donald Trump is quite clearly is the Scarecrow in that particular edition of the Nation Bonding Myth of the United States, who lacks only the self-confidence to become a Scarecrow The Wise.

    This new development of the plot of the Nation Bonding Myth of the United States is in perfect harmony with the fact that the drills “Jade Helm 2015” are already over, but the Bushes continue to feel fine and to Trump began collecting powerful intellectual and financial resources of groups that with horror awaited coming of Hillary Clinton’s White House. Yes, and he also seems to have believed that he could become a president, and behaves quite differently.

    Unfortunately, Americans do not yet know that the most good, clear and comprehensible edition of the Nation Bonding Myth of the United States is called “The Wizard of Emerald City ” and not ” The Wizard of Oz” and has yet to understand that it is the relationship with Russia is the most important issue that will define their lives for at least next 10 years.

    regnum.ru/news/polit/1974567.html

  120. FincaInTheMountains September 18, 2015 at 7:44 pm #

    What is Nation Bonding Myth of the United States?

    Those of you who have never slept on New York subway’s bench, sadistically separated by partitions, so to make it most uncomfortable to sleep on, think that American Nation Bonding Myth is the voyage of the Mayflower.

    But the ones who have actually slept on that bench and, falling asleep, saw how underground roots of American civilization go deeper and deeper, to the center of the earth, they know that the Nation Bonding Myth of the United States is “The Wizard of Oz” by Frank Baum, in Russian known as “The Wizard of Emerald City” by Volkov.

    Now it does not matter when or how it started, but each generation of Americans growing up, finds its explanation and its interpretation of the beloved children’s book and movie “The Wizard of Oz.” But now there is the most common interpretation, which can be traced to the early 20th century. According to this interpretation, the Scarecrow symbolizes farming, Iron Man industrial proletariat, and the Wizard – financial chkuirp, the name of Oz stands for an ounce of gold.

    Similarly, the yellow brick road symbolizes the gold bullion in the Federal Reserve volts, and Dorothy’s silver shoes – the so-called “silver proportion”, according to which 16 ounces of silver strictly equivalent to one ounce of gold, which made it possible to connect the reserves of silver to the process of formation of money.

    And I must say that the abolition of the “silver proportion” has indeed become the road of yellow bricks leading to the omnipotence of green paper, serving as the green glasses with locks that were in voluntary-compulsory way issued to citizens of the Emerald City.

    Moreover, this interpretation of the Nation Bonding Myth of the United States is the most rational, but in order to understand the storyline associated with Gingema and Bastinda, US domestic politics and historical analogies related to the 20th century are not enough.

    Suffice to say that in early 20th century, when this tale has just appeared, in The Wizard of Oz they saw the US President McKinley, and Gingemma, the Wicked Witch of the East, was the Republican Party of US East coast.

    But recently it became clear that the modern English-speaking people in Gingema see Baroness Margaret Thatcher, and the day of her death in the entire English-speaking world closely resembled St. Patrick’s Day. In particular, the song about the death of Gingemma “Ding-Dong! The witch is dead” was appearing in the first place in all musical competitions and crowds of drunken English-speakers were singing it in the streets and squares all night, arranging the festivities in London, New York, Boston, Toronto, Melbourne, and even Hong Kong.

    But the most striking is that this scandal has drawn attention to the fact that the most popular clip on YouTube dedicated to Nation Bonding Myth of the United States, since 2008, is a clip from which it follows that those who in the 2008 primaries voted for Barack Obama, considered Hillary Clinton as Bastinda or “sneaky Witch of the West”.

    This video has played a major role in Barack Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize for the fact that he did not let Hillary Clinton or Senator McCain close to the red button. And this in turn means not only that the Nobel Committee still has some not so stupid people, but the election campaign of Barack Obama had very intelligent people who understand the importance of symbolic actions in general and symbolic actions with Nation Bonding Myth of the United States, in particular.

    However, in the current election campaign this factor has not yet been put into action, despite the fact that the actions of Hillary Clinton has long gone beyond the acceptable, and journalists call her “Madame Above-The-Law”.

    Things reached the point that her opponents have begun to doubt that there is such evidence against a presidential candidate Clinton that can break through a defensive perimeter of her supporters in the various departments of the United States, ready to reinterpret the law in her favor. And there is no certainty that if such evidence did exist, in response to an attempt to arrest her, Mrs. Clinton would not call to her aid US Air Force as Bastinda would call a flock of flying monkeys.

    In this situation, Donald Trump, is de facto the prime Republican candidate announced that the American dream is dead, and the main Hillary Clinton Democratic rival Bernie Sanders begins to successfully sell to the Americans the idea of building socialism in one standing alone capitalist country. Of course, Americans are beginning to respond to that by recalling their Nation Bonding Myth, and the main positive hero finally turns out not to be a Superman, whom newly-found Bastinda is trying to impersonate, but doggy Toto, who tore the veil of secrecy from the Wizard of Oz.

    And the most funny thing is that the role of little dog Toto is played by Witch’s husband, Bill Clinton, who in all kinds of interviews begins to say that the Democratic President Barack Obama is trying to jail his wife.

    The most interesting is that as a result of these scandals, even those who only recently fanatically supported Hillary Clinton, suddenly began to ask themselves that if their favorite presidential candidate already demonstrates such a contempt for the law, what will happen when she will be the winner of the red button? Too many supporters of Mrs. Clinton are coming out of her spell and slowly coming to their senses as after hypnosis, and the clearer become their eyes, the greater is the popularity of Bernie Sanders and the more Hillary Clinton’s popularity is falling.

    One gets the impression that initially Donald Trump got into this walk on the yellow Fed’s bricks at the request of Hillary Clinton as it is Ross Perot 2.0, and all of these scandalous actions against illegal immigrants were initially performed by him in an attempt to sabotage the show and safely slip away from the campaign without engaging in subsequent wars with Bastinda.

    And the fact that they raised him to the top of the political Olympus was as much a surprise for him as for Jeb Bush. As the saying goes, man proposes and God disposes, and the fact that the Republican Party has been able so quickly to recognize force majeure, to which they must adapt their policies and not vice versa, said that the reanimation of this part of the US political system is at least possible.

    Thus, Donald Trump is quite clearly is the Scarecrow in that particular edition of the Nation Bonding Myth of the United States, who lacks only the self-confidence to become a Scarecrow The Wise.

    This new development of the plot of the Nation Bonding Myth of the United States is in perfect harmony with the fact that the drills “Jade Helm 2015” are already over, but the Bushes continue to feel fine and to Trump began collecting powerful intellectual and financial resources of groups that with horror awaited coming of Hillary Clinton’s White House. Yes, and he also seems to have believed that he could become a president, and behaves quite differently.

    Unfortunately, Americans do not yet know that the most good, clear and comprehensible edition of the Nation Bonding Myth of the United States is called “The Wizard of Emerald City ” and not ” The Wizard of Oz” and has yet to understand that it is the relationship with Russia is the most important issue that will define their lives for at least next 10 years.

    regnum.ru/news/polit/1974567.html

  121. the camels bell September 18, 2015 at 8:38 pm #

    Hermann Hesse, in Steppenwolf, referred to planet Earth as a “labyrinth of chaos.”

    Some Eastern thinkers prefer to the moniker: “realm of distortion,” when referring to our troubled planet.

    Technical accuracy with words, being able to tell one thing from another, may be too elusive for the human psyche today.

    Or as the old Nasrudin tale goes;

    “When you die Nasrudin,” asked a friend, “how would you like to be buried?”

    “Head downwards. If, as people believe, we are right way up in this world, I want to try being upside-down in the next.”

  122. wpa--ccc September 18, 2015 at 9:37 pm #

    Racism: the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics specific to that race

    Q. said: “the high school was newly built within the past 10 years with White tax money … rare is the Latino who pays State or Federal income tax”

    Elysian, do you believe only whites pay taxes, whereas latinos who pay taxes are “rare”?

    In New Jersey, 7.7% of business owners are Black, 8.7% are Asian, and 8.7% are Latinos. You cannot be an owner and run a business without paying taxes. Why single out latinos and say they don’t pay taxes? As if only whites pay taxes. Q. is racist, prima facie.

    ……..

    • Q. Shtik September 19, 2015 at 12:59 am #

      First of all, my comment specified INCOME taxes. If 80-90% of the NBHS students come from families below “the poverty line” how likely is it that their income would result in a tax due on a return? Also, as previously described, a lot of these people are low wage day laborers working for cash on the barrelhead, no tax, no soc sec, etc.

      Second, the area in which these Latinos are situated is an “enterprise zone” so to the extent that they make sales taxable purchases it is at 3.75% rather than the normal full rate of 7%. One day I was in dire need of hearing aid batteries and drove over to the radio shack in NB (since closed) and enjoyed paying only 3.75% sales tax.

      Third, this new NBHS cost $185 million to build and opened in January 2010. It was built by the State of NJ not the City of New Brunswick. (Google it for confirmation.)

    • elysianfield September 19, 2015 at 10:51 am #

      Wpac,
      Thank you for your response.

      A person who would fit your description would be a rare bird, indeed. A belief that ALL members of each race possess characteristics specific to that race? All Blacks are athletic? All Asians are good at math? All Jews are manipulative? All Hispanics pay no taxes. A person would have to be very ignorant, and certainly not possessive of much life experience, to think thus…and that does not describe the members on this site.

      The job of a cultural anthropologist is to observe peoples, races, etc., then describe and report prevailing traits of their culture. If this job be performed without rancor, or gall, and through careful observation, can it be done to your satisfaction without being termed “racist”? If negative traits are reported? or even positive ones?

      What if an observation is qualified with “most”, or “many”? Unfortunately, this would not fit your definition. I fear that your definition of racist does not apply to Q’s observation.

  123. nsa September 18, 2015 at 10:50 pm #

    Hey Q,
    Who you gonna believe…….wpa or your own eyes?

    • malthuss September 19, 2015 at 2:13 pm #

      Does anyone believe WPA?

  124. progress4what September 18, 2015 at 11:01 pm #

    Hey Q – Somebody (JHK, right?) must have compelled that apology out of you. That’s pretty f*cked up, even at a Cluster Fucked Nation. Don’t give up without a fight, man.

    And nice week’s work, JHK. But, DAMN man, when you read through the discussion thread it’s nearly impossible to figure out who is responding to whom. I don’t have the patience for it, anymore.

    And Janos – to answer your question from several weeks ago – I do a little posting on other websites, but not as much as I used to. Commenting has become an exercise in futility,IMO – too many trolls (wpa/ccc, anyone?) and to many paid posters of various persuasions. And any thought provoking article on a national-level website will have, literally, 1000’s of responses within a couple of hours. And, more and more frequently, some of the really honest posters will be reflecting my own reasonable views on immigration.
    So there’s hope.

    Also – thanks to Mr. Darling for a very good discussion last week, and a reasonable final response. Also, buckstud, your final response to me last week was very well stated. You seem much more angry, though, lately Buck. You OK? Or does it just HURT when the truth starts to get through. It’s happened to better fellows than you or I, I suspect. Janos is looking smarter and smarter, these days – or more and more prescient – as the case may be.

    numbersusa.com/about/no-immigrant-bashing

    • MisterDarling September 19, 2015 at 1:49 am #

      @ P4W and Co.:

      Thanks to you as well.

      Regarding the silliness of trolls: there’s an old Cambodian saying that translates like this: “words kill as surely as bullets”. We’re entering a very unreasonable phase right now. . . It’s all fun & games, until the hurting starts… 😉

      By the way, did you see this little ditty?

      independent.ie/world-news/europe/hungary-seizes-migrant-train-from-croatia-disarms-40-croatian-polic…?!

      When you’ve got lots of people with guns shoving ‘displaced persons’ at each other. It’s only a matter of time.

      Cheers!

    • Janos Skorenzy September 19, 2015 at 3:46 am #

      Disagree with this link. Reminds me of Glen Beck speaking out strongly against illegal immigration one day, and then the next he’s at the border handing out Teddy Bears. One cannot be inconsistent like this. People must realize that the more you allow yourself to love them, the harder it will be to do the what must needs be done. Ditto for doing business with them, marrying them, fucking them, etc.

      We must harden hearts, gird our loins – and turn out faces like flint against them. Remember, only the very few, the Warrior Saints like Guru Gobind Sings, Ali, or Arjuna can fight without hatred. Thus to advise a policy of “say no to immigrant bashing” is to be at cross purposes with yourself and to disarm the People. We must bash them as a way of strengthening our resolve and unifying our group consciousness against their group consciousness. You think that they aren’t doing this against us? Anti-Christian? Ask you minister about the imprecations in Psalms. There’s a good one about bashing out baby’s brains (just like the Zulus did to our children at Blood River). Instead of weeping over Beach Boy, it should have been a moment of celebration. Hatred is part of life, Prog. You’ve attained it against wpa, now use that as a seed and grow it against our enemies: the Mexicans, Muslims, etc.

      Now if we had a normal levels of self love and animus against the outsider, it would have never come to this. To use Churchill’s analogy, we’re already past the sweat stage and well into the tears. The blood stage is near. By tremendous effort and sweat, blood could still be avoided for the most part – at least in America. But we must act soon. Unfortunately, Europe already is infested with Jihadis so that possibility is already past for them.

      • malthuss September 19, 2015 at 2:16 pm #

        I stopped listening to NPR [too little facts and too much PC].
        I listen to Rush and a bit of Glen, etc.

        Glen keeps pushing ‘White Guilt’, immigration, etc.
        And he converted to Mormonism.
        He doesnt seem too bright [despite his self made wealth].
        I assume he is ‘controlled opposition.’

  125. wpa--ccc September 18, 2015 at 11:55 pm #

    I do a little posting on other websites, but not as much as I used to. Commenting has become an exercise in futility,IMO

    Yes, P4W, the paid posters have ruined it for us all. But we had a good run for a while, didn’t we? Asalaam waleikum, P4W… may the peace of Allah be upon you and your immigrant family.

    According to a 2012 report by the Migration Policy Institute, naturalized immigrants tend to earn 50 to 70 percent more than their non-citizen counterparts. And yet high costs related to the naturalization process, and a lack of information about the paperwork prevent eligible immigrants from becoming American citizens.

    Full amnesty, with full citizenship, for all undocumented immigrants… now!

    • progress4what September 19, 2015 at 12:00 am #

      Eat dirt and die, troll…now!

      • wpa--ccc September 19, 2015 at 12:44 am #

        P4W, my friend, naturalization isn’t the final destination in an immigrant’s journey, but it is an important milestone along the way. It helps them unlock the economic and social benefits they came to America for in the first place, and puts them in a better position to give back to their adopted country. That is why I say it loud:

        Full amnesty, with full citizenship, for all undocumented immigrants… now!

      • malthuss September 19, 2015 at 2:19 pm #

        He ‘just wants to be friends’ or should I say ‘fiends?’

      • Buck Stud September 19, 2015 at 3:28 pm #

        Gee Prog, you’re reading a little angry in your comments. Are you OK?

  126. wpa--ccc September 19, 2015 at 1:28 am #

    Q., you are ignorant of the state you live in, and prove it by doubling down on your ignorant racist comment about latinos not paying federal income taxes.

    Latinos in New Jersey paid $4.8 billion in federal taxes and $2.7 billion in state/local taxes in 2013, according to the Partnership for a New American Economy. In particular, foreign-born Latinos paid $2.5 billion in federal taxes and $1.5 billion in state/local taxes.

    The federal tax contribution of New Jersey’s Latino population included $3.8 billion to Social Security and $883 million to Medicare in 2013. Foreign-born Latinos contributed $2.1 billion to Social Security and $482 million to Medicare that year.

    Moreover, Latinos and Asians (both foreign-born and native-born) wield $92.3 billion in consumer purchasing power, and the businesses they own had sales and receipts of $40.1 billion and employed more than 160,000 people at last count. Deport them at your own risk!

  127. wpa--ccc September 19, 2015 at 2:17 am #

    ISIS AMONG REFUGEES CLAIM DEBUNKED

    Being a refugee is hard, even for those who manage to get accepted into a Western nation. It’s been a huge challenge, and many don’t survive the voyage. Hiding in plain sight as refugees would be a herculean task for ISIS fighters, particularly with so many opportunities to be caught in vetting, stranded in a camp, or simply die along the way.

    It also misses what intelligence communities around the world have been saying for years were the real danger of ISIS, that many of their fighters are from Western countries in the first place and have Western passports. They don’t need to “sneak” into Western Europe or the US, and have much easier ways to get here than a refugee trek.

    Indeed, with all the efforts to get Western recruits to Turkey and across the border into the ISIS caliphate, it’s fair to say that the jihadists are much more worried with sneaking people out of the US than in sneaking them in. –Jason Ditz

  128. wpa--ccc September 19, 2015 at 2:31 am #

    Rep. Rick Nolan (D-Minn.) introduced a bill Friday that would prevent members of Congress from getting paid in the event of a government shutdown.

    “It’s time to put an end to government by crisis management,” Nolan said in a statement. “And it’s time for Congress to start living in the real world — where you either do your job — or you don’t get paid. If hundreds of thousands of other federal employees are to go without their salaries — twisting slowly in the wind in a government shutdown — then the Congress should not be paid either.”

  129. FincaInTheMountains September 19, 2015 at 6:08 am #

    The masters of propaganda and fraud significantly modify and extend their tools of brainwashing. It is a mechanism of substitution of reality through an aggressive propaganda that creates a perspective model of decision making so as to meet the goals and objectives of the counterfeiters. In other words, if for a long time strongly distort the real picture of the world through lies and fakes, the world of illusion will be so strong in the brains of subjects that provoke decisions that are coming not from real disposition, but from the imposed.

    I.e. the object of propaganda can become real, if the subject so strongly believes in the propaganda that will make the actions and decisions in the context of an artificially imposed behavioral model.
    Thus, future actions of individuals may be subject to manipulation through the imposition of an alternative picture of the world, prompting the decisions that couldn’t have arisen if there were no propaganda disturbance.

    If over time the public’s lead to believe that the US economy is a Noah’s Ark and the growth is extremely stable and sufficient to talk about the situation close to the super boom, in theory it should provoke institutional units on solutions that are inherent in the conditions of economic growth. I.e. to be more liberated in spending, investment, being sure that everything goes as it should. At the same time provoke the flow of capital to the United States to finance the budget deficit and the current account deficit.

    On account of the fact that FED left the rate at zero. No wonder. Financial organized criminal group in the US is in so crappy state (mainly due to excessive involvement in the market bubble and the huge leverage in money and debt markets), and the economy is so weak that about any rate hikes out of the question.

    All this talk about FED is about to raise rates has a very different purpose (propaganda as usual) and rewiring of the cash flows. It is more about starting QE4, and not rates increase. The crisis did not even start to end. We’re talking about the aggravation and relapse into recession, and not a super-boom, as they say in the news.

  130. FincaInTheMountains September 19, 2015 at 6:33 am #

    Sweden is sinking into civil war
    The country that gave us Bergman, ABBA and Volvo will soon be known as the Bosnia of Northern Europe

    In fact, the rebellion gone beyond all limits known to us by the events in Paris, Brussels, London, Ostend and so on. This Europe has not seen, perhaps since the days of the famous barricade fighting the mid-nineteenth century. Anyway, by the end of the fifth day of the rebellion – and it is really senseless and merciless – no signs of restraint, not even a hint.

    For all that, the police the day before yesterday was given some “additional powers”, something real to do under the hail of Molotov cocktails and bottles with acid, and there are rumors that something even worse is being used, the Police is slowly backing down, allowing the rebels from the Somali-Asian regions to seep in, to the places where the power of the Three Crowns had already fallen in the city center.

    And with all that – silence. All newswires, leading broadcaster in the world except Sweden, mention events, but as if in passing, a dotted line, without any details. Without saying a word about the victims, who for nearly a week of long skirmishes and battles simply cannot avoid.

    youtube.com/watch?v=JdXUmIoP768

    • BackRowHeckler September 19, 2015 at 6:31 pm #

      I keep reading about Malmo, Sweden, how the Muzzy immigrants toss live grenades into the street at passing cars and the police are doing nothing about it, in fact are afraid to enter these neighborhoods. Where are Somalis getting live grenades in Sweden? Also, the rapes of Swedish girls. What the hell kind of men live in Sweden? These are descendants of Vikings?

      You know what, f-k the Swedes, serves them right. What, did they think we forgot how they hammered us back in the 60s and 70s on how racist we were in the US, making those anti white documentaries, which are still shown on (where else?) PBS, supporting the Black Panthers and SDS, issuing indictments from Sweden against US Governors, Mayors and Military Officers for racism and the Viet Nam War.

      I guess the time for political posturing from the safety of Scandinavia has ended, huh Sven?

      How do you like it now, Meatballs?

      brh

  131. Q. Shtik September 19, 2015 at 9:04 am #

    So, getting angry that humanity occupy a street over a car, a sociopathic people mover, was the most bothersome part of your comment. Let them have the streets… to walk. – Frankiti

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

    And do what?… drive my car on the sidewalk?

  132. wpa--ccc September 19, 2015 at 10:35 am #

    As Q. said, the stadium was paid for by New Jersey, not New Brunswick. The federal income tax contribution of New Jersey’s Latino population included $3.8 billion to Social Security and $883 million to Medicare in 2013. Foreign-born Latinos contributed $2.1 billion to Social Security and $482 million to Medicare that year.

    So, Latinos are paying income taxes to maintain Social Security solvency… so Q.’s Social Security checks are paid for by Latinos.

    And Q.’s Medicare is being paid for by Latinos as well. Q. is much more dependent upon income taxes paid by Latinos than he realizes, yet he says only the “rare” Latino pays income taxes… whereas white people paid income taxes to build the stadium. Completely false.

    • Q. Shtik September 19, 2015 at 11:53 am #

      whereas white people paid income taxes to build the stadium. Completely false. – wpa

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

      Who said anything about a ‘stadium’?

    • BackRowHeckler September 19, 2015 at 9:18 pm #

      Why aren’t these Mexicans paying income and SS taxes in Mexico. Maybe then the place wouldn’t be such a dystopic craphole.

      brh

  133. Q. Shtik September 19, 2015 at 12:18 pm #

    In the altruistic mind of wpa-asoka, here’s how the world would work:

    Post Speed Limit signs reading 25 mph, 40 mph, 60 mph, etc. and set up radar and photo equipment to gather license plate photos of persons exceeding 100 mph. Then, send those law-breakers free meal chits and reduced rate tuition at their Community college of choice.

  134. sprawlcapital September 19, 2015 at 1:59 pm #

    Tales from the underclass:

    I’m the Walnut Creek Family YMCA about 90 minutes ago, usng the abdominal machine. This is in Windsor Heights, Iowa, an older, inner-ring suburb of Des Moiines. A woman–white, blonde, long hair in a pony tail, about 30 years old– walks up and starts talking to a man using the treadmill very close to my ab machine. The man is also white, and respectable looking, gray, early middle aged.

    The woman says, ‘I work 50 hours a week at my four jobs. That’s it.” They keep talking, and the woman is standing in such a way that she is blocking my access to the weight pin on my machine, quite rude of her I feel. So I say excuse me and she strides away to another room. The man gets off the treadmill and follows her. I see them a few minutes later still talking.

    What I think has happened is that the man asked her out and she, probably in a curt way, turned him down.

    The point is, of course, this unfortunate young woman is not counted among the unemployed, but she is definitely not employed in anything like a decent job.There are without a doubt millions like her in these United States of CF.

    Policies of the two major parties have contributed to this lack of good jobs. It would be no serious loss if these two parties did indeed slouch away and die.

    • sprawlcapital September 19, 2015 at 2:03 pm #

      I’m [at] the Walnut Creek Family YMCA . . .

      • malthuss September 19, 2015 at 2:08 pm #

        What state? Cali of Iowa?
        Unemployment is 50%?

        Rough figures,
        300M people
        200M workers, half of whom are now ‘discouraged workers’….
        1 in 2 = 50%.

        • sprawlcapital September 19, 2015 at 4:14 pm #

          Malthus–

          Please note I stated above that Windsor Heights is in Iowa, and is a suburb of Des Moines.

          Your statistics on unemployment are very plausible: it seems everywhere we go, we notice young people, and some not so young, who appear to be well educated, but are working at retail and waiter/waitress jobs. If they’re lucky they work at Costco; otherwise they’re at places like Target.

          • BackRowHeckler September 19, 2015 at 8:45 pm #

            Hey sprawl at least this broad could afford Gym membership.

            Nothing I like more than a long blond ponytail.

            The gym seems to be the place where these ladies go to find a man, used to be the bar scene. Remember that film ‘Looking for Mr Goodbar.’ I know, I know, I missed the whole point of your post, please indulge me.

            brh

    • MisterDarling September 19, 2015 at 7:31 pm #

      @ SprawlCap. & Co.:

      “The point is, of course, this unfortunate young woman is not counted among the unemployed, but she is definitely not employed in anything like a decent job.There are without a doubt millions like her in these United States of CF.”-sprawl.

      And she represents the ‘new normal’: people being paid to go broke. And then certain people wonder what happened to middle-class discretionary income… It’s fascinating that people could wonder about that, isn’t it?

      So, as I’m sure we’re all aware (whether or not we’re paid to deny it) +70% of the pre-financial collapse economy revolved around consumer credit, and the Number One Job in the USA is ‘retail service-worker’, so when you see this:

      latimes.com/business/la-fi-macys-store-closings-20150908-story.html

      Any reservations of doubts that you have about the health of the job market are warranted. Interestingly, Zero Hedge published the number of stores that Retail (as a vertical) planned to close last Spring. It was __6000__… I’m guessing that they downplayed that number by a lot – given that their own jobs were on the line and all…

      Cheers!

  135. Q. Shtik September 19, 2015 at 2:16 pm #

    AN ANECDOTE CONCERNING THE LATINO AREA OF NEW BRUNSWICK

    I told this tale years ago so if you’ve heard it please forgive the repetition….

    First, read about McCormick’s Pub. Read the reviews. Yelp reports that the place has closed.

    yelp.com/biz/mccormicks-irish-pub-new-brunswick

    This Irish Pub (Irish!, of all things) existed on the very edge of the Latino community. The pool table, contrary to the time-tinged memory of the nostalgic reviewer, sucked (worn cloth, dead rails). And it was too small and was on a raised platform. When shooting from one end it was necessary to straddle a wrought iron railing. From the other end a short cue had to be used.

    Despite the failings of the pool table and the inadequate space in which it was situated, McCormick’s fielded an impressive team in the Tavern Pool League. I was the team Co-captain. Pablo, a Colombian, was captain.

    One weekend night the joint was jumpin’ and I was at the pool table. Maybe there was a full moon. Some sound caught the attention of the crowd (being half deaf, I heard nothing over the din) and everyone but the bar tenderess and me bolted out through the side door onto Louis St. “What the hell’s going on” I said to no one, as I stood my cue in a corner and joined the crowd outside.

    “A couple of Mexicans were in a running gun battle in the middle of the street but they disappeared into the night. I think one was injured.”

    As quickly as the bar had emptied it refilled and my pool game and life went on as if nothing had happened.

    • Buck Stud September 19, 2015 at 3:19 pm #

      “This Irish Pub (Irish!, of all things) existed on the very edge of the Latino community.”–Q

      The Irish/Mexican(Latino) alliance is nothing new. Just google “Los San Patricios” to read about the Irish who deserted the U.S. Army is order to fight for Mexico in the Mexican/American War.

      In fact, there are many people in Mexico with red hair and freckles evidencing the Irish influence. And I was told by one native of that Michoacán, towns with a lot of red heads also had a preponderance of pubs.

      Obviously, this Mexican lass from Michoacán was a racist for pointing out these observed ethnic/racial characteristics/tendencies.

      • Buck Stud September 19, 2015 at 3:22 pm #

        Correction: And I was told by one native of Michoacán, that towns with a lot of red heads also had a preponderance of pubs.(Itt seems the text in my posts are getting scrambled along with posting double at times.)

    • Janos Skorenzy September 20, 2015 at 2:25 am