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The faction that used to be the Democratic party can be described with some precision these days as a three-headed monster driving the nation toward danger, darkness, and incoherence. Anyone interested in defending what remains of the sane center of American politics take heed:

The first head is the one infected with the toxic shock of losing the 2016 election. The illness took hold during the campaign that year when the bureaucracy under President Obama sent its lymphocytes and microphages in the “intel community” — especially the leadership of the FBI — to attack the perceived disease that the election of Donald Trump represented. The “doctors” of this Deep State diagnosed the condition as “Russian collusion.” An overdue second opinion by doctors outside the Deep State adduced later that the malady was actually an auto-immune disease.

The agents actually threatening the health of the state came from the intel community itself: Mr. Brennan, Mr. Clapper, Mr. Comey, Mr. Strzok, Mr. McCabe, Mr. Ohr, Ms. Yates. Ms. Page, et. al. who colluded with pathogens in the DNC, the Hillary campaign, and the British intel service to chew up and spit out Mr. Trump as expeditiously as possible. With the disease now revealed by hard evidence, the chief surgeon called into the case, Robert Mueller, is left looking ridiculous — and perhaps subject to malpractice charges — for trying to remove an appendix-like organ called the Manifort from the body politic instead of attending to the cancerous mess all around him. Meanwhile, the Deep State can’t stop running its mouth — The New York Times, CNN, WashPo, et al — in an evermore hysterical reaction to the truth of the matter: the Deep State itself colluded with Russia (and perhaps hates itself for it, a sure recipe for mental illness).

The second head of this monster is a matrix of sinister interests seeking to incite conflict with Russia in order to support arms manufacturers, black box “security” companies, congressmen-on-the-take, and an army of obscenely-rewarded Washington lobbyists in concert with the military and a rabid neocon intellectual think-tank camp wishing to replay the cold war and perhaps even turn up the temperature with some nuclear fire. They are apparently in deep confab with the first head and its Russia collusion storyline. Note all the current talk about Russia already meddling in the 2018 midterm election, a full-fledged pathogenic hallucination.

This second head functions by way of a displacement-projection dynamic. We hold war games on the Russian border and accuse them of “aggression.” We engineer and pay for a coup against the elected government of Ukraine, and accuse Russia of aggression. We bust up one nation after another in Middle East and complain indignantly when Russia acts to keep Syria from becoming the latest failed state. We disrupt the Russian economy with sanctions, and the Russian banking system with a cut-off of SWIFT international currency clearing privileges, and accuse them of aggression. This mode of behavior used to be known as “poking the bear,” a foolish and hazardous endeavor. The sane center never would have stood for this arrant recklessness. The world community is not fooled, though. More and more, they recognize the USA as a national borderline personality, capable of any monstrous act.

The third head of this monster is the one aflame with identity politics. It arises from a crypto-gnostic wish to change human nature to escape the woes and sorrows of the human condition — for example, the terrible tensions of sexuality. Hence, the multiplication of new sexual categories as a work-around for the fundamental terrors of human reproduction as represented by the differences between men and women. Those differences must be abolished, and replaced with chimeras that enable a childish game of pretend, men pretending to be women and vice-versa in one way or another: LBGTQetc. Anything BUT the dreaded “cis-hetero” purgatory of men and women acting like men and women. The horror….

Its companion is the race hustle and its multicultural operating system. The objective has become transparent over the past year, with rising calls to punish white people for the supposed “privilege” of being Caucasian and pay “reparations” in one way or another to underprivileged  “people of color.” This comes partly from the infantile refusal to understand that life is difficult for everybody, and that the woes and sorrows of being in this world require fortitude and intelligence to get through — with the final reward being absolutely the same for everybody.

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  1. messianicdruid August 17, 2018 at 9:50 am #

    Thank You JHK – outstanding!

    • AlmanacSun August 17, 2018 at 6:14 pm #

      Agreed, spot-on. JHK’s biweekly blog is the only thing in my life I pay for that is free.

  2. akmofo August 17, 2018 at 9:51 am #

    “Mr. Brennan, Mr. Clapper, Mr. Comey, Mr. Strzok, Mr. McCabe, Mr. Ohr, Ms. Yates. Ms. Page, et. al. who colluded with pathogens in the DNC, the Hillary campaign, and the British intel service…” and THE RUSSIANS!!

    Let’s not forget THE RUSSIANS, please.

    You can always tell the criminals and their criminality by their criminal projections. So when the Democratic Party criminals are all projecting on others criminal ties to RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA, you can be sure the Democratic Party criminals are deeply and criminally connected to RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA.

    It was THE RUSSIANS who dictated the contents of the Steele Dossier. It was THE RUSSIANS who are responsible for this mini civil war we are in. The sanctions against RUSSIA are more than well deserved. In fact, I would like to see the same sanctions placed on RUSSIA that are now being placed on Iran. It’s time to see these depotic and hostile regimes go.

    • BackRowHeckler August 17, 2018 at 10:13 am #

      I’m little surprised the Dems designated the ‘Russians’ as the bogeyman, actually. You think it would have been China or NKorea.


      • akmofo August 17, 2018 at 10:30 am #

        Why is there no investigation as to how the DNC got in contact with a British Intel Service agent who is really a Russian Intel Service agent. Where are the investigations into Bruce Ohr and Nellie Ohr, and how the hell do people like these, who are clearly Vatican/Soviet agents, get past security clearance and any kind of employment, let alone such senior positions, in the US government. There is something really really wrong with the system.

        • akmofo August 17, 2018 at 10:49 am #

          Donald J. Trump?

          The big story that the Fake News Media refuses to report is lowlife Christopher Steele’s many meetings with Deputy A.G. Bruce Ohr and his beautiful wife, Nelly. It was Fusion GPS that hired Steele to write the phony & discredited Dossier, paid for by Crooked Hillary & the DNC….

          2:28 PM – Aug 11, 2018

          AGAIN, our Soviet media is absolutely silent on the subject.

        • Ol' Scratch August 17, 2018 at 10:50 am #

          Why no investigations? Because they wouldn’t support the party line, of course.

          By the way, so it’s Vatican/Soviet now? How about just good old fashioned Judeo/Christian/Israeli/American, which is what all the evidence clearly supports?

          • akmofo August 17, 2018 at 11:17 am #

            What do you care if it’s Vatican/Soviet?

            I get it, Georgetown University Vatican/Soviet agents don’t merit any scrutiny. As always, nothing to see, nothing to report. While all we hear from Soviet propagandized doofuses like youz is “Zionist Pigs” and “Israeli Apartheid” “which is what all the evidence clearly supports”.

          • Ol' Scratch August 17, 2018 at 11:30 am #

            I think the Soviets are under all kinds of scrutiny as we speak. There’s simply no there, there. As far as the vatican goes, I’m no fan either, but I don’t see much influence being wielded by that tired old relic. And by the way, you’re the only one I know asserting this stuff, while the evidence of Zionist infiltration is comprehensive and compelling.

          • akmofo August 17, 2018 at 11:48 am #

            “There’s simply no there, there.”

            Well then, let’s investigate and find out? Let’s find out what exactly they are teaching at Georgetown University and how it relates to our current situation. Why is it that time and again I can see the invisible hand of the Vatican (made deliberately invisible by their MSM propaganda outlets) and you don’t? Why is it that thousands and thousands of their child raping criminals get no media attention and no time in prison? Why it is that every US President and Presidential Candidate has to run to the Vatican for multiple meetings with the Pope? Doesn’t that strike you as curious? What does that tell as to who’s running the show?

          • ozone August 17, 2018 at 12:29 pm #

            Here’s a little sumthin’ that needs no investigation (as such), a simple cursory examination will do just fine. Infer what you will. (And we know you will.)


            Which masters are being served by dual-nationality holders that were/are in high-ranking positions in our government and influence-peddling agencies? …Or are all the “masters” dedicated to (and conspiring/colluding for) the same ends?

          • akmofo August 17, 2018 at 1:57 pm #

            Yes, Ozone, you’ve shown us your list before. You might want to inform John Bolton of his Jewish nationality and his dual Israeli-US citizenship. Same for 95% of the people on that kafkaesque list of yours. That people can be so stupid as to propagate this nonsense is just amazing.

            Now let’s look at Michael Scheuer who is a Georgetown University professor and also surprise surprise the CIA Station Chief in charge of hunting down Osama Bin-Laden.

            Osama Bin-Laden! You remember Osama Bin-Laden? The guy on dialysis being treated in a US military hospital while hiding in a cave in Afghanistan. Because the Zionists really care about Afghanistan.

            Now let’s listen to our Georgetown University professor and CIA Station Chief, Michael Scheuer, and compare his dissonance narrative to yours, shall we? Color me surprised! It’s exactly the same!


            Coincidence? It never is!

          • ozone August 17, 2018 at 8:58 pm #

            So, I guess asia is saying that it’s no big whoop that high-ranking officials in any govt. hold allegiance and have sworn oaths to more than one nation. Ohhhhhhh- kay then.

            How ’bout this for a scenario: Israeli and Iranian passports held by a member of the Knesset. No problem whatsoever, right? No harm, no foul, no conflict of interest, nothing to see here.

            asia is still the same scheisskopf Zionazi that they ever was. (Why did they chose to return at this particular time?) I is so terr’ble surprised that I don’t know whether to shit or wind my watch. Maybe I’ll shit on my watch.

          • ozone August 17, 2018 at 9:01 pm #

            Ps. I’m not here to change anyone’s ‘mind’ or deter them from their appointed rounds; I’m just here to call them out on their duplicitous and deceptive shit… it’s only fair and free-speechy-like.

        • shotho August 17, 2018 at 12:37 pm #

          Are you talking about the soviet agents who infiltrated the Catholic Church in the 1950’s and ’60’s, just as they infiltrated the US government at the same time?

      • outsider August 17, 2018 at 11:07 am #

        It’s ALWAYS been the Russians, ever since the end of WWII when Patton wanted to turn on them when they were on their back, and after they had been the most responsible for the defeat of Germany. Plus, they were Commies, and you had to kill the Commie for Christ. Now the excuse to go after them, not counting the needs of the Military Industrial Complex, is because they are (mostly) White.

        • Ol' Scratch August 17, 2018 at 11:37 am #

          Yep. The Dulles brothers owe their entire (substantial!) legacy to communist hysteria.

        • shotho August 17, 2018 at 12:42 pm #

          The Russians were on their back at the end of WW11? Was this at the same time that they were consolidating their power over all of Eastern Europe and ready to intervene in the war against Japan?

          • Ol' Scratch August 17, 2018 at 1:26 pm #

            Check the casualty figures by nation for WWII.

      • B_NOLA August 17, 2018 at 12:07 pm #

        The Dems have hated Russia since they abandoned communism. China and NKorea haven’t.

        • JohnAZ August 17, 2018 at 6:21 pm #

          These Dems owe allegiance to a power structure outside of the USA. Their goal is the destruction of the US Constitution. The nationalism of Putin et al in Russia sticks in their international liberal throats. The Dems success heralds the end of America.

      • BornToKillPeace August 17, 2018 at 3:48 pm #



        • BornToKillPeace August 17, 2018 at 3:50 pm #

          Urban Dictionary,

          a word used solely by people of lower intelligence;used to describe the feeling of agreement with the opposite party.

          Heck, dinged that corolla out the language garage. I don’t feelz dumb. I don’t find you opposite party.

    • Epicur August 17, 2018 at 11:06 am #

      “In a soldier’s stance, I aimed my hand…”

    • Jigplate August 17, 2018 at 11:23 am #

      Last January, as a juror in a federal trial in New York, I had a front row seat to view the effectiveness of Obama’s Iran sanctions program. At the time, the goal of the sanctions was to “lock out” the Iran regime from international “SWIFT” transactions, in order to persuade them to return to the negotiating table on US terms. The indictment in the case resembled Mueller’s indictments, except that instead of Russian ham sandwiches that would never see the inside of a US courtroom, they were Turkish ham sandwiches. In fact, only two of the original several dozen of those indicted ever saw the inside of a courtroom because they were the only ones dumb enough to step foot in the US. One of them was arrested when he showed up in Miami with his Turkish pop star wife and kids because they wanted to go to Disney world – and he wound up flipping on the other guy. The trial documents showed the incredible lengths to which the Iranians went to circumvent the sanctions program. The defendants, on behalf of the Iranian regime, created scams that bypassed the sanctions to the tune of many billions of Dollars and Euros- and this trial represented only a fraction of the evasion schemes that were being run by the Iranians. So no, I have absolutely zero confidence that any sanctions program against the Russians or anyone else will be in any way effective, except perhaps to piss them off.

  3. Paul Ford O'Neil August 17, 2018 at 9:52 am #

    Hello James,

    Boy it must be the ‘dog-days of summer’ if I’m first.

    Your word-craft is exemplary this AM.

    The ducks & geese frolic this morning at the confluence of the Anacostia & Potomac as they have for millennia and this old world keeps spinning round.

    We cannot perceive the solution to this intractable situation, but it comes slowly and inexorably!


    • Epicur August 17, 2018 at 11:13 am #

      “We cannot perceive the solution to this intractable situation, but it comes slowly and inexorably!”

      A system under stress reacts in a direction to relieve the stress. – Le Chatelier (loosely)

      I agree with those who see the human population density as a cause of our current stress level (that’s current stress level – not the ever-present woes of the human condition). If so, we are likely due a reduction in population whose rate will most likely greatly exceed the former rate of growth (that just seems to be the way Nature works).

      • Tate August 17, 2018 at 11:39 am #

        Will the next war be the first war explicitly engineered to reduce the human population? If enough people believe it’s necessary, that’s a possibility. But it would be Luciferian, or in JHK’s words, “crypto-Gnostic.”

        • Epicur August 17, 2018 at 12:34 pm #

          While it is possible, no one in power really has to engineer the reduction if some non-state actor lets the genie out of the bottle. The realities of the time delay for coming up with treatments and vaccines for novel diseases, plus the production and distribution of same, will do the job in the most vulnerable locales. Some “benign” neglect is always a possibility, depending on whose power base is in the path of least resistance to the plague.

          There are so many potential agents likely to strike the spark that sets off that blaze that it is hard to see how it can be avoided.

    • EvelynV August 17, 2018 at 11:37 am #


      You have low standards to apply such praise to the tortured mixed metaphors he used to concoct today’s chop suey.

      * Sorry Jim, my appreciation for your word smithing always makes your site my first destination every Mon and Fri but…

    • shotho August 17, 2018 at 12:48 pm #

      I agree with you PFO. All of the wailing in these comments point to attitudes that have no patience for the wheels of history to grind exceedingly slowly. We are doomed to Apocalypse Now and there will be no return! Well, history shows otherwise. Indeed, we may now have apocalypse, economic (maybe militarily), but as long as we are still here we will begin the rebuilding process.

  4. Neon Vincent August 17, 2018 at 9:53 am #

    While our host rejects the idea of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia and has minimized past interference, there is ongoing election interference, most likely Russian, to which the Administration gives conflicted responses. Even if the Trump campaign did not cooperate with Russia, it’s current behavior reinforces the suspicions of the people who think it did.

    Speaking of attempted Russian intervention in U.S. politics, I found Maria Butina in “From Russia to the NRA with love” to be an entertaining story of infiltration. I think she was a better spy than Anna Chapman and probably a better seductress as well. Can one say “Mata Hari?”

    • Ol' Scratch August 17, 2018 at 10:47 am #

      A healthy and informed polity would be immune from political interference of any type. Treat the disease, not the alleged symptoms. Russians or no Russians, the US political process has been completely corrupted from the inside out. The problem is internal and systemic, not exogenous.

      • outsider August 17, 2018 at 11:20 am #

        The worst form of collusion has nothing to do with Russia, but is the collusion between our two monopoly parties. Both would prefer to be in the majority, but they’d rather be in the minority than see a 3rd party gain any traction. They, and their funders, will move heaven and earth, and sink to whatever underhanded tactics are necessary, to prevent a third party from interfering with their firm control of the rotting system.

        • Janos Skorenzy August 17, 2018 at 1:08 pm #

          Yes. This and This.

      • Epicur August 17, 2018 at 11:20 am #

        “A healthy and informed polity would be immune from political interference of any type.”

        Just so, but what creatures would populate this polity. Surely not the current iteration of homo sapiens sapiens.

        • Ol' Scratch August 17, 2018 at 11:38 am #

          True that. The “informed polity” ship has long since set sail to other waters.

  5. BackRowHeckler August 17, 2018 at 10:03 am #

    Great insights, Jim.

    Why is it that so few opinion makers are writing stuff like this? Its a mystery.

    I’m sorry to have to report, in New Haven, 26 more ODs on the Green last nite which sums up to about 100 total. Added to the week’s summer festivities are 2 community members killed near the Green engaging police in a high speed chase in a stolen car, shutting down one of the main routes into the city. The guy from 2 nights ago found face down on the pavement ventilated with 11 bullets is already out of the news, but may re emerge again this afternoon when our distinguished Senator Blumenthal shows up to talk about the ‘Drug Crises’ (caused by not enough funding from DC) and ‘Gun Violence’ (caused by the NRA).

    I’m not really smart enough to figure it out, but there has to be a link between the identity politics promoted by Democrats and the and social chaos and disintegration occurring right now in the city of New Haven, CT. You have to wonder how long the country can last under these conditions. And think if you were the parents of an 18 year old daughter, top of her class at Happy Valley HS, and you just ponied up $75,000 to send her to Yale in this New Haven hell hole. Classes begin in about 10 days.


    • ozone August 17, 2018 at 10:09 am #

      “And think if you were the parents of an 18 year old daughter, top of her class at Happy Valley HS, and you just ponied up $75,000 to send her to Yale in this New Haven hell hole. Classes begin in about 10 days.”

      Well, I suppose they could always ask for their money back, right? (I wonder how that would go? 😉 )

      See youse Sunday…

      • BackRowHeckler August 17, 2018 at 10:15 am #

        Yeah Pete looking forward to Sunday.

        Hope the rain holds off.

        Need any help setting up?

        • ozone August 17, 2018 at 10:37 am #

          Nope, no worries with the luggage. It’s just my nerves that get frayed to threadbare thin from making sure the noise comes out adequately! (Never a fun thing.)
          Most unfortunately (for us both) Tom has a firm commitment play replacement-guy for a seriously ailing band-mate on the day, so I’m forced to be on my usual lonesome for the day. (Boo-hoo, bitch, moan… but the day is so loosey-goosey and massively entertaining for us as we have a lot of the same musical sensibilities and can wing stuff with moments of glorious oddity and synchronicity!) Thanks for the offer though; very kind of you (as always).

        • Janos Skorenzy August 17, 2018 at 1:12 pm #

          What’s going on? Why wasn’t I invited? And btw, what emoluments will Pete be receiving for services rendered? And you? Any perquisites?

          The workman is worthy of his wage. And those who are not requited, will sooner or later, requite.

    • Ol' Scratch August 17, 2018 at 10:42 am #

      Funny how “drug crises” and “gun violence crises” are always and only just excuses for further national police state funding and crackdowns. “Our nation,” or whatever it’s morphed into these days, is terminal.

      • Walter B August 17, 2018 at 10:54 am #

        Unacceptable “speech crisis” is next to be followed by “unacceptable thought” crisis. Then we will know for sure that the end is near.

        • Ol' Scratch August 17, 2018 at 11:04 am #

          Very true.

        • Janos Skorenzy August 17, 2018 at 1:13 pm #

          Soon we’ll have to go into a “bar” to sign into the internet. And we may well be pulled over with the Copper saying, You’ve had a little bit too much to think.

          • SpeedyBB August 18, 2018 at 3:17 pm #

            ‘Movers and shakers’ most likely admire China’s move in this direction. No more sneaking into a game center or cyber-cafe and unloading your thoughts anonymously.

            Every internet user must sign in with his or her real name, every time he or she goes on line. Helps to keep tabs on potential troublemakers.

    • Epicur August 17, 2018 at 1:39 pm #

      “Why is it that so few opinion makers are writing stuff like this? Its a mystery.”

      The belief that one has, or can find, a political solution to the problems of life blinds one to the weaknesses of one’s arguments and political position. Most opinion makers (right and left) are dedicated to the proposition that political solutions exist and are therefore partly blind.

      The strength of that political dedication is directly correlated to the degree of blindness.

      As times get more “interesting” the demand for circumspection about one’s opinions wanes and confirmation bias waxes.

  6. Zoltar August 17, 2018 at 10:09 am #

    As I read this, finding myself in agreement at every point, I was struck by two facts: it took me many years of gradually weaning myself from the indoctrination of the Deep State, as well as reading a wall of books explaining the discrepancies between this view of the world and the “official one”; most of my friends – intelligent, well-educated people with good intentions – don’t believe a word of this stuff. They still regard the corporate press as trustworthy sources, and every part of this alternate universe as being the stuff of conspiracy theorists and tinfoil hats. My protracted efforts to bring them along has had little effect. I can live with that, but it does not conduce to optimism about our nation’s future.

    • draupnir August 17, 2018 at 10:35 am #

      I don’t understand how anyone who listens to anything on CNN can believe anything comes out that channel. The broadcasts have become increasingly strident, and loud. The talent indulges in pressured speech, like manics or bad liars who believe that if they only speak fast enough none will question their veracity. They have become increasingly rude. The same goes for those women on The View, who sound frankly hysterical. I miss the old days when newscasters reported the news and considered it unethical to interject their opinions.

    • Ol' Scratch August 17, 2018 at 10:37 am #

      I think “our nation” is already largely a fiction. It’s a bedtime story we tell ourselves so we can still sleep at night. The place has long since been sold off to the highest bidders.

      • Tate August 17, 2018 at 11:05 am #

        You’re right about that, there is no “American nation”. But others like Looneyville North shouldn’t gloat. They don’t have one either.

        • Tate August 17, 2018 at 7:53 pm #

          In Looneyland, their Prime Minister, Justin Fidelito Trudeau, once told the New York Times newspaper that Looneyland is the “first post-national state” & has “no core identity, no main-stream.”

      • Janos Skorenzy August 17, 2018 at 1:50 pm #

        Scratch is correct, but he is happy about it – which is bizarre. Cognitive Dissonance I presume. He’s caught between two paradigms, that of the Globalist Left and that of realistic nationalism. So this is the resultant of the two psychological forces to use a metaphor from physics.

        Rectify yourself, Scratch. Admit the obvious: Nationalism is Fascism and it’s a good thing for those of the nation in question.

        • Ol' Scratch August 17, 2018 at 3:59 pm #

          Once again, not happy, merely observant. But yes, I’m happy that all of this shady dealing is now being publicly exposed, even though it’s probably too late to do much about it. And “Realistic Nationalism,” whatever the hell that is, does not equate to government services for the benefit of the highest bidders. They call that a good old fashioned Kleptocracy, which is what we have now. Better brush up Janos.

  7. Walter B August 17, 2018 at 10:14 am #

    It is a shame that there is no Heracles around when he is needed, but I doubt that this beast will ever die or be killed before the nation itself comes crashing down.

    Before you are accused of being a Russian sympathizer by our resident cranks, I would offer that yours is a criticism of the fact that the USA has morphed from being the World’s Policeman into the role of the World’s Bully. Nothing so foul as a bad cop.

    Even at the small, local level I am seeing the incompetent politicians blatantly ignoring the fact that the public has long since seen through the pathetic lies and their arrogance is grown far past the point of tolerance. Why the public has not risen up and thrown them all out, (although they are doing exactly that in my Township) staggers my minds. It would seem that the diversions of QRSTLMNOP’s and Social Justice Warriors is still working. For how long I wonder.

    Thank you for doing your duty atop the wall Watchman Jim, many of us appreciate your efforts greatly. Keep up the good work!

    • Georges1202 August 17, 2018 at 10:24 am #

      Roger that – Jim is a national treasure.

      • Tate August 17, 2018 at 7:54 pm #

        What, you have nothing to say about the Golden One?

    • Ol' Scratch August 17, 2018 at 10:35 am #


      The bad news is there’s still a critical mass among the so called “professional” classes propping up the current order. They’re livelihoods depend on it, so they can be counted on to toe the line until the bitter end. The good news is that their days are numbered too, so it won’t be too much longer now until the shit hits the fan proper. Probably still won’t shake out well for the working classes (does it ever?), but as the old saying goes, “misery does love company.”

      • Walter B August 17, 2018 at 10:51 am #

        Remember that link you posted a week ago with the Socialist Archeologist? This is exactly what he claimed has been happening since time began once the polarization of wealth got to the level where the upper crust wealthy became wealthy enough to challenge the elite? Surely they will do anything and use any of us to not only maintain their wealth and power but to increase it. A shame that our ranks are populated with so few who understand.

        • Ol' Scratch August 17, 2018 at 11:03 am #

          Yep. It’s a basic process that the wealthy have always understood, but that they’ve cleverly learned to conceal with the help of modern technologies and advertising/propaganda. It’s basic flaw in all hierarchical systems which the US founders understood all to well, thus Franklin’s fortuitous admonition when asked whether we had a republic or a monarchy: “a republic, if you can keep it.” As those high in the US deep state know full well (since they’ve actively subverted so many others), democratic republics are notoriously prone to disruption from malevolent forces from both inside and out. Our turn in the barrel has finally come.

        • Ol' Scratch August 17, 2018 at 11:25 am #

          Hey Walter, here’s a book you might like:


          Scott Nearing wore the face of a true American patriot and foresaw all of our current woes even before the end of the 19th century.

          • Janos Skorenzy August 17, 2018 at 1:52 pm #

            Wasn’t he a Communist in his youth, just like Brennan? At least he didn’t convert to Islam though!

          • Ol' Scratch August 17, 2018 at 3:54 pm #

            Nearing was a learned socialist to the very end, but he gave up on it ever happening after WWI. But he provides many valuable insights into how the current capitalist malignancy got started and how very desperate it was in its early days. Not surprisingly, the dirty tricks were almost exactly the same then as they are now. Of course they’ve perfected them greatly in the interim.


  8. JustSaying August 17, 2018 at 10:14 am #

    …This comes partly from the infantile refusal to understand that life is difficult for everybody, and that the woes and sorrows of being in this world require fortitude and intelligence to get through — with the final reward being absolutely the same for everybody…

    Truer words were never spoken! We’ve become a nation of narcissists with no grasp of reality.

  9. K-Dog August 17, 2018 at 10:18 am #

    Russians have hacked my internet connection and the ony way I can get here today is on my phone. Have a nice weekend eveybody.

    • Ol' Scratch August 17, 2018 at 10:28 am #

      Sure it wasn’t the latest MS update push? They turned my computer out pretty thoroughly the past two days.

      • ozone August 17, 2018 at 10:46 am #

        Ol’ Scratch,
        Yep. For the last two days, they’ve been requesting that I install their latest virus quarantine-and-whacking program that came with the updates. Hmmmm.

        Is JHK’s site to be considered a “virus” that’s in need of quarantine…….. yet?
        First they came for Alex Jones…

        • Ol' Scratch August 17, 2018 at 10:54 am #

          I haven’t used the internet at home yet (had to reboot several times before it finally got past the install routine). It’ll be interesting to see what all they’ve disabled this time.

    • Tate August 17, 2018 at 11:24 am #

      So every time somebody gives you a second look at the coffee shop, it’s the Russians or govt G-men watching you, is it? Just don’t make any funny moves & you’ll be fine.

      • K-Dog August 17, 2018 at 11:58 am #

        Russian water in the buried coax is more likely this time. I ‘ m waiting for Comcast to show up and check signal strength. Reading real books.

        • Bill7 August 17, 2018 at 1:23 pm #

          To your last sentence: Yes, like Fahrenheit 451. We’re there, kids!

        • K-Dog August 17, 2018 at 3:57 pm #

          Replacing connectors got 4db better signal. Dog no longer locked outside.

      • K-Dog August 17, 2018 at 12:24 pm #

        Back on after being out for two days. You do know the shirt at the coffee shop had gone to high school with the owner of the shop who I’ve know for five-teen years don’t you? The shirt is a movie buff who made a point in stopping by the shop and telling Mike about his new job at theTSA. He had been happy to share the news before I ever saw him. Known as kinda strange.

        Press of a button and the Russian water got drained apparently. The truck hasn’t even showed.

        • K-Dog August 17, 2018 at 4:00 pm #

          Check the time stamps if you are confused. It started working before the truck arrived to check signal level.

  10. Neon Vincent August 17, 2018 at 10:24 am #

    I see you linked to a page that features Alex Jones being removed from Facebook, Apple, YouTube, and Spotify. I was wondering when someone here would do that. Since then, Jones has been removed from Pinterest, Stitcher (a podcast app), YouPorn (hahahaha, he’s banned from a porn site), LinkedIn (so much for professional networking), MailChimp (so much for his email), and Vimeo (what passes for a rival to YouTube tossed him, too). Oh, and Twitter gave him a time-out, too. I’ve never seen anyone get tossed from that many platforms, let alone in such a short time!

    • Neon Vincent August 17, 2018 at 10:26 am #

      Well, the “you” I was replying to was removed. I’m certainly not referring to our host, who is allergic to conspiracy theories!

      • Ol' Scratch August 17, 2018 at 10:30 am #

        Jones is obviously doing something right (read: dangerous to the interests of the oligarchs) to get that much attention. I salute him!

        • draupnir August 17, 2018 at 11:25 am #

          I went to his site, requested his newsletter and sent him a small donation. I now visit every day. It’s mostly dreck, of course, but I suspect this is an experiment, and, if successful, other, less scurrilous sites will fall into the same hole. The Striesand effect seems to be working in his favor. Rather than muzzling him They’ve made a martyr of him, which I’m sure wasn’t the intention. He’s had much more traffic since he was banned, will perhaps become much more influential than if they had simply left him alone to rant to a few true believers.

          • Billy Hill August 17, 2018 at 12:44 pm #

            Life imitating art. The Obi-Wan effect. “…strike me down and I shall become more powerful…”

    • outsider August 17, 2018 at 11:41 am #

      Stefen Molyneaux posted a video yesterday stating that YouTube had given him two strikes (the third would be fatal), and he could not get an answer why. They did wind up removing the strikes, but the affect is chilling for free speech, and can lead to self-censorship, which is what the PTB really want. And what on earth is so controversial about Molyneaux anyway, other than he defends Trump and is concerned for the fate of Western Civilization? Of course, that was Alex Jones’ major mistake too.

      • Janos Skorenzy August 17, 2018 at 1:56 pm #

        Quite so. The Conspiracy theories they can live with, even if they find them inconvenient at times. But the Patriotism and supporting Donald Trump is simply beyond the pale for these Globalist Tech Moguls.

  11. ozone August 17, 2018 at 10:26 am #

    Great illuminations, stylishly enumerated!

    I’m wondering if this conspiracy would ever have been uncovered had Queen It’s-My-Turn been “officially” coronated?

    Here’s more confirmation of what transpired and who conspired with whom, entitled, “Russian Collusion: It Was Hillary Clinton All Along”:

    (As if the annihilation of Libya were not lesson enough regarding the “character” and “principles” of Billygoat’s wife.)

  12. Ol' Scratch August 17, 2018 at 10:27 am #

    Another brilliant metaphoric post this morning, Jim.

    This comes partly from the infantile refusal to understand that life is difficult for everybody, and that the woes and sorrows of being in this world require fortitude and intelligence to get through — with the final reward being absolutely the same for everybody.

    That’s a real problem, isn’t it? Especially since the many “virtue signalers” of various stripes (which all amount to religions of sorts, whether they’re ever referred to by that name or not) just about all believe that their final reward will be greater than everyone else’s, thus justifying, if not demanding, their virtue signaling.

    • Janos Skorenzy August 17, 2018 at 1:59 pm #

      Yes, it’s Puritanism reborn. And their God is a jealous God, intolerant of other Americas and Americans who don’t share their Virtue Display Culture. They crushed the South once and by God they’ll crush all other Americas this time.

  13. Paulo August 17, 2018 at 10:29 am #

    The article was worth the read for this one sentence:

    “This comes partly from the infantile refusal to understand that life is difficult for everybody, and that the woes and sorrows of being in this world require fortitude and intelligence to get through — with the final reward being absolutely the same for everybody.” (Thank you)

    The rest, not so much and left me searching for tinfoil. Yeah, life has certainly been hard for DJT, and Javankas. It sure is tough for the Koch bros and wacky Elon Musk. It sure is tough for those forted up Hampton families pissed off because the 2nd tax cuts aren’t going through and Junior doesn’t want to go back to Yale this Sept. It sure will be tough for all the connected offspring of the ruling class. Does it really matter who is repub or dem? Same shit sandwich, just different mustard.

    Last week I cut up a chunk butt end of an old-growth Hemlock for firewood. The tree it came from was about 300 years and had a core of rot running smack dab up the centre. The originating forest, (the ones peole like to protest over when they get logged), is/was something a forester would classify as decadent. It is an actual term used in forestry to describe a stand of trees that has escaped regeneration, either by natural processes (fire) or human processes (logging). Right now the US is a decadent forest. Donald Trump isn’t the spark or fire burning it to the ground, rather, he is the lout tourist flipping butts out his motorhome window musing, “I thought they spoke American over here. Shithole country, anyway”!

    Omarosa as a senior advisor. Javankas pretending to play a role. No military parade boo hoo. Tweets to the tattooed masses, with red hats and ‘murican flags. Climate change running rampant with a burning baking west and a flooded out east. And fire those GD NFLers who kneel, those ungrateful black bastards. Russia Hoax Witchhunt.

    Like I said, decadent forest well past a useful due date. Get your fire pump and hoses ready and maybe one of those 2 man rubber life rafts. Don’t forget some food stores and a first aid kit. Hopefully, they’ll still be history books written to explain how it all happened.

    • bibliomaniac August 17, 2018 at 1:03 pm #

      Thanks, Paulo. Wonder if anyone will be left who can actually read the history books?

  14. FincaInTheMountains August 17, 2018 at 10:40 am #

    Three-headed Monster?

    Personally, I could count 7 heads:

    Whore of Babylon

  15. VictoriusTitus August 17, 2018 at 10:47 am #

    You are losing it. “..with the final reward being absolutely the same for everybody.”

    Did you ever hear the expression “If one of us isn’t free, then none of us is.”?

    Ok, fine the Dems and the left are fighting for often unrealistic and misguided causes (angry Bernie Bro’s voting for Trump, for example).

    Our current dynamic forces us to “pick a side.” Not that I’m happy about that but one side wants rights for things from gay marriages to minorities, to minimum wage and health care for all.

    The other side is equally and just as deeply entrenched in identity politics, apparently convincing JHK as well, that everyone is a victim (the “Deep State” is out to get us, White People have it has hard as everyone else, etc etc) and that reverse racism is just as prevalent as true racism. Jim has been denied a part of his livelihood because he used to be invited to speak at universities, but no more.

    That is right up there on the same level as the other difficulties that disenfranchised Americans’ grievances.

    • Tate August 17, 2018 at 11:01 am #

      “Did you ever hear the expression ‘If one of us isn’t free, then none of us is.’?”

      And what about that expression? Did you fall for that? Are you bitter now, LOL, about the larger implications? No worries, you have a lot of company.

    • Gonga Din August 17, 2018 at 11:36 am #

      The wheels on the school bus go round and round.

    • Janos Skorenzy August 17, 2018 at 2:04 pm #

      White Men have been ruthlessly persecuted for generations now. Sorry if that doesn’t fit your narrative, but it’s true. And yes, by an Upper Class that hides behind race and their supposed virtue in handling the racial issue by sacrificing Whites.

      Meanwhile the Ultimate Upper Class, the Global Elite, are working to end the White Race and Western Civilization. That’s also true and obvious! if you would just look at what’s going on. The other day they said New Hampshire is too White and something has to be done. Where do they get off talking like that? And it’s no empty threat as we can see from California, Texas, etc.

  16. PeteAtomic August 17, 2018 at 10:48 am #

    Very precise rundown Jim of our current mentally ill political situation. Next up: another round of elections running up to 2020, with the dems arguing for a “return to normalcy”, as if pre2016 was “normal”.

  17. Epicur August 17, 2018 at 10:54 am #

    Excellent essay, and this: “It arises from a crypto-gnostic wish to change human nature to escape the woes and sorrows of the human condition —…” is a very well honed sentence that applies to so much of the politics of the far left, not just identity politics.

    The right has its own variety of escapism, but this gets to the heart of the far left.

  18. PeteAtomic August 17, 2018 at 10:56 am #

    Also, watch the dnc lie to its base and not reform itself by ending superdelegates. Dnc will also again use dirty tricks to shut out their best contender, sanders. It’ll be Biden and on a anti populist platform. If anybody actually believed the dems were about reform or the little guy, those delusions ought to be gone.

    • Ol' Scratch August 17, 2018 at 11:11 am #

      With any luck old Joe will die before then, but then again Sanders might well too. The lot of ’em are too old and set in their ways to be useful anymore, so they’d be wise to find someone younger who’s immune to both the 20th century Cold War nonsense and the 21st century gender identity fantasies.

      • outsider August 17, 2018 at 12:02 pm #

        The sclerotic Dem leadership should all be in nursing homes or in the boneyard. Biden and Sanders will be nearing 80 by 2020, and Pelosi, Auntie Maxine, Hoyer, John Lewis, and Feinstein are already there. Hillary is a virtual youngsters compared to them. Word is she’s preparing another run. Once she’s an announced candidate it will be nearly politically impossible to indict her.

        • Janos Skorenzy August 17, 2018 at 2:07 pm #

          If Biden is dumb, he is a genius compared to John Lewis. And if he corrupt, he’s a saint compared to Hoyer. Yet he makes up for these “deficits” by his obvious desire to grope women, especially young girls.

          I love Ocasio-Cortez, the Sarah Palin of the Left. And so young! Decades of comedy gold ahead.

          • Ol' Scratch August 17, 2018 at 3:45 pm #

            Yet he makes up for these “deficits” by his obvious desire to grope women, especially young girls.

            LOL! Yes, there’s always that to fall back on.

        • messianicdruid August 17, 2018 at 4:35 pm #

          Sounds like a plan.

          How about that young fella that published George Magazine? I know a bunch of people that would vote for him.

  19. volodya August 17, 2018 at 11:05 am #

    JHK is correct, the root of present-day frivolities is disbelief over a game-show host, with a calamitous business record, beating the double-headed Hill and Bill swamp monster.

    If the incredulity is understandable, their subsequent actions are NOT. I mean, I can understand blindness towards the interests of people the Democrats and the Deep State regard as inferiors. But I cannot understand how or why, after all this time, with all the vaunted brain-power of a richly-funded academic establishment which staunchly supports the Democrats, this blindness persists, particularly as the continued survival of the Democrats and their Deep State allies depends on their smelling the coffee. But they just are not smelling the coffee.

    Main-stream thinkers attribute cretinism and various sociological isms and psychiatric phobias to be the source of Deplorable opposition to the identity politics the Democrats espouse. And Deep-Staters and their political counter-parts remain resolutely impervious to any notion of economic factors as determinants of the election outcome. Trump cleaned the floor with neo-liberal main-stream Republicans simply by addressing the obvious economic distress in a wide swathe of the country. Bernie talked about it, but Hillary did not, and not only that, but in recent comments, she doubled down, refused to acknowledge it, and lauded the superiority of parts of the country that voted for her. If you’re in a hole, stop digging. Hillary kept digging.

    I hate to bring this up yet again, but Deplorable America is not only heavily armed but it forms the back-bone of the American military. Besides publicly insulting broad areas of the country, there’s no clearer road to civil insurrection than to ruin people’s lives and economic mainstay. Yet ruining people’s lives and livelihoods are what the Deep State and its political allies are dedicated to doing. And they appear to be implacably opposed to any re-thinking of this obvious self-destructive course.

    • Ol' Scratch August 17, 2018 at 11:20 am #

      I think the answer lies in the fact that the hyper-wealthy are already planning to leave the country when the shit goes down. They already pay no allegiance to US sovereignty except when it suits them, thus all the rumors of plans for secretive New Zealand get away compounds and the like. The US has always been viewed as just another nation state to eventually be looted, so having served that purpose, it will simply be abandoned like all the rest.

      • Epicur August 17, 2018 at 12:02 pm #

        Many of the hyper-wealthy are probably packed and ready to travel, but the hyper-political are maneuvering to take control under the Aegis of the Defense Production Act (et seq.). There is probably considerable overlap.

        After TSHTF, barring nuclear irradiation or the like, North America will remain the most valuable real estate on earth. Control of this real estate will be vigorously sought and struggled over.

        • volodya August 17, 2018 at 12:50 pm #

          Scratch and Epicur,

          Yeah, I’ve read the same thing, that some of them are making plans, but their plans seem to be predicated on the notions that they can 1) run 2) hide.

          If they manage to run, they may save their skins. But if things are so bad that they have to run, what about their “wealth” which is mostly based in the currency and legal system and institutions of the country that they’re running from? If it hits the fan that badly in the US, what will the US dollar be worth in the places they’re running to? Will it be accepted as legal tender in their places of refuge? Will it be exchangeable into local currency? How will they enforce their claims without the arms of the government they’re running from? And this is assuming that their presence will be acceptable to people already long established. So what if their presence ISN’T accepted?

          Bit-coin? if there’s such a degree of disorder and violence necessitating flight, will the systems that support crypto-currencies even work? Gold? Silver? Are there enough stocks of either available in the world? Or have they been bought up and hoarded by the Chinese?

          It was a high-risk proposition to loot the country they live in. It was irrational and self-defeating. The wealthy and their clerisy may THINK they’re “cosmopolitan”, they may THINK they’re citizens of the world. So, if that’s the case, then I would ask to see the documents proving such citizenship. It can’t be done because such a thing doesn’t exist. Such a claim of “world citizenship” is a facile justification for ruining on advanced economies.

          If I was a betting man, i would wager that some of the uber-wealthy will manage to get out. But I would also bet that whatever they own will get flensed off of them like blubber from a whale by local gangsters and government officials in exchange for being allowed to stay (at least for a while).

          • Ol' Scratch August 17, 2018 at 1:31 pm #

            Any globalist worth their salt should be able to front run a currency collapse. Hell, many of them will be the ones who prompt the collapse.

          • volodya August 17, 2018 at 2:10 pm #

            Scratch, of course nobody can chart events ahead of time, the most we can do is guess at the broad outlines. So my guess is that a currency collapse would be the least of their worries. I think that, as strangers in their new country of refuge, if it’s even left standing, they’d have bigger problems.

            The long and the short is that security and rights and the like don’t exist outside the context of a nation state (or the equivalent) of which you’re a member. Nation states may still exist post-SHTF but the question is one of being a paid-up member. As we see around the world, and in the US also, the issue of who is a member and who isn’t has become a burning issue. People don’t like the privileges that accrue to membership being abused, they don’t like their citizenship (or membership) being devalued or denigrated.

            The “globalist” elite are all about devaluation and denigration of citizenship because, for the time being, it suits their purpose of profit and wealth maximization. But when national membership and citizenship becomes an issue of life and death, they may change their views. But, who knows, they may not. They’ve after all embarked on this fool’s errand.

          • Eoin August 17, 2018 at 7:52 pm #

            astute comment, as always.
            I am a betting man, and I’m betting with you.
            I’m also betting that, should such scenarios occur, that the sixth commandment will be relegated, in very short order, to the dust-bin of history.
            And they’ll deserve everything that happens to them, and their families.
            Talk about a bet that you never want to collect !

          • SpeedyBB August 18, 2018 at 4:20 pm #

            Volodya, I have extemporized in a similar vein in these comments recently, inspired (smilingly) by the purchase by the Bush Crime Family of a large swath of Paraguay.

            Of all of the places to dump your (increasingly questionable) American Rupees. If you want a good case of The Sads just go to Wikipedia and read the history of the river of blood that runs through that landlocked hellhole.

            The Bush clan may plan to lay low and marry into the finest families of the latifundistas but before long they’ll be targeted as the gringo interlopers they are and shorne like sheep (if not slaughtered).

            Good riddance anyhow.

      • Janos Skorenzy August 17, 2018 at 2:15 pm #

        Merkel has bought land in South America to retire to. She should know she will never be allowed to leave Germany. If she does, she will be hauled back to stand trial for treason. Or perhaps she will go into hiding in Paraguay or Argentina, and secret German Agents will be forced to go find and fetch her – a reversal of recent history, eh?

        But yes, Death to Capitalism and let us put an end to the Reign of the Parasites such as you describe. The Sun of National Socialism rises. Communism was never anything but a Janissary Movement funded by the Capitalists to take down Traditional Societies and the Fascist States that tried to defend them.

      • JustSaying August 19, 2018 at 2:32 pm #

        Looks like New Zealand is off limits. Where, oh where, will they go?

    • Bill7 August 17, 2018 at 7:52 pm #

      Thanks for this fine comment.

      Might this quote apply to our Democrat™ “intelligentsia”? :

      “It’s difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary
      depends on his not understanding it.”

      -Sinclair Lewis

  20. zekesdad August 17, 2018 at 11:11 am #

    Your comments regarding the DNC and the looney left are right on target, but you are seriously deluded about Putin and Russia.

    “We hold war games on the border with Russia and accuse them of aggression”. What would you call their biting off a part of Georgia when no one was looking, and what do you call the ongoing war in Ukraine? We meddled in their election? How do you know that? Do you think all of the Ukranian people loved their Russian puppet? And how do you think he was made president? By your logic, Russia should have invaded Israel after Obama meddled in their election. Don’t forget that Obama obliged Putin by not putting DEFENSIVE missiles on Polish territory, an ally of ours, who did suffer from Russia aggression for about hundreds of years, both before and after World War II.

    “We bust up one nation after another in the Middle East..” Do you mean a “nation” like Afghanistan that trained the terrorists that killed over 3,000 of our citizens? Or do you mean one run by a murderous kleptocrat son of a murderous kleptocrat in Syria? Yeah, Russia is only trying to help by bombing civilians. It sure was nice of Assad junior to give them a place to build a naval base on the Mediterranean.

    “We disrupt the Russian economy..and accuse them of sanctions.” The Brits found a military grade nerve agent that severely injured 2 people. That was left over from the last 2 people (an ex-Russian spy and his daughter) that were sickened by the same stuff a couple of years ago. Don’t forget the ex-spy that was killed by a plutonium tipped umbrella also in the U.K.

    Regarding Russia, you’re doing the same thing liberals do. You’re confused about who are the victims, and who are the aggressors.

    • Ol' Scratch August 17, 2018 at 11:14 am #

      Clearly you need to expand your reading.

      • lateStarter August 17, 2018 at 3:04 pm #

        I hope he means well and is just misinformed from watching too much CNN, but I am beginning to suspect he is just a troll. Either that or he is just on the wrong web site.

    • draupnir August 17, 2018 at 11:54 am #

      Oh, dear, the Crimea is composed of mostly ethnic Russians, who were threatened with displacement at best, if not outright genocide by the Neo Nazi scum who ousted the democratically elected, pro Russian President (with the enthusiastic assistance of Victoria Nuland of the State Department, she of “Fuck the EU” fame. Talk about interfering in elections). The Crimea held a referendum and a large majority of the population voted in favor of applying to Russia for protection and annexation. Putin obliged. There was never any chance that he would stand for the loss of Russia’s only warm water port in any case. They’d been fighting for that since the time of Catherine the Great and finally acquired it with the loss of much treasure and life. They were hardly going to allow it to slip through their fingers now. They’ve gone to war over that before and I’m sure they’ll fight for it again, if necessary.

      • zekesdad August 20, 2018 at 11:56 am #

        South Texas is largely composed mostly of ethnic Mexicans. Do you favor a Mexican invasion? You wrote, “The Crimea held a referendum and a large majority of the population voted in favor of applying to Russia for protection and annexation. Putin obliged.” How nice of him! Crimea is only a part of Ukraine. How did the whole country vote? Are you really in favor of such thuggery? Back in the 1970s the French speaking part of Canada wanted to secede from that country, so I guess you think it would have been fine to send the U.S. army over the border to help them do it. Or maybe the French army should invade the Basque and Catalan parts of Spain that wish to break away.
        My point is that Putin is a murderous thug, and you and apparently others including James Kunstler have no problem with that. None of the answers to my post address the fact that Putin also invaded Georgia, and has murdered hundreds of Russian journalists.

    • Exscotticus August 17, 2018 at 12:35 pm #

      @zekesdad, while you desperately try to draw distinctions and defend the DNC, are you also going to deny that they colluded in the 2016 POTUS election against Bernie Sanders? Are you going to deny the existence of the leaked DNC emails that, together with the fake Steele dossier, kicked off the entire Mueller investigation?

      And while we’re on that subject, just who at the DNC has been indicted for this collusion? Just who on Team Hillary has been indicted for colluding with foreign national Christopher Steele to produce the fake dossier?

      • zekesdad August 20, 2018 at 11:59 am #

        You need to re-read my post. I didn’t defend DNC. I totally agree with you that they colluded against Bernie Sanders and all of your other points.

    • Billy Hill August 17, 2018 at 1:06 pm #

      “Obama obliged Putin by not putting DEFENSIVE missiles on Polish territory…”

      Cue the laugh track.

    • Janos Skorenzy August 17, 2018 at 2:19 pm #

      Putin was on his way to the West for a diplomatic mission when Clinton began to bomb their little brother, Serbia – and continued to do so for three months. The Russians burned with rage but were unable to do anything. Restraint? They know restrain or else they would have bombed us to hell just like we did to Serbia. And for what? To set up another narco-gangster Muslim state in Europe. An Albania 2.0.

      Russia is a land power. Do anything on their border and they will respond. And if we push them too far, we will get the nuclear war some seem to desire.

      • zekesdad August 20, 2018 at 12:07 pm #

        And why did Clinton bomb Serbia? He was trying to stop ethnic cleansing. Ever hear of Vokuvar or the hundreds of men and boys the Serbs marched off and executed under the watchful eyes of U.N. “Peacekeepers”? And no, we weren’t trying to set up another narco-gangster Muslim state. Kososvo was already Muslim.

  21. Exscotticus August 17, 2018 at 11:46 am #

    @JHK, excellent but you left out the MSM.

    While ostensibly independent and not part of the Democratic party, they have emerged as a fourth head on this monster, operating entirely for the benefit of themselves and Dem party ideals.

    Nothing demonstrates just how diseased and narcissistic the MSM is than witnessing them devote an entire news week to… themselves! Desperately they try to convince us of their significance and moral righteousness—that they’re not the enemy of the people—even as they feverishly work to subvert an elected government.

    Like a school bully, they enjoy tormenting others, but melt down in snowflake fashion by the unflattering assessments of both their victims and casual observers. The press-head loves to dish it out, but just can’t take it.

    Fortunately, the problem is self-correcting. The MSM is the smallest of the heads, and its disease manifests as further shrinkage and irrelevance—soon to be nothing more than a sort of flacid penis, unable to rise or get a rise out of anyone.

    • Janos Skorenzy August 17, 2018 at 2:23 pm #

      I still don’t know why Trump caters to Johnathan Karl by letting him sit in the front row all the time, showing off that insufferable smarmy face. Make him sit at the back sometimes and film it. That’ll teach the punk!

      • Exscotticus August 18, 2018 at 12:43 am #

        Here’s a typical example of fake news from the Washington Post…

        >>> It’s the first trial to emerge from Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, although the ­charges against Manafort center on his personal finances.

        Wrong. The charges don’t “center on” his finances; they’re entirely about his finances. The word choice and context here infers that this case is also about Russian collusion.

        Simple word choices and omissions allow them to manipulate facts and public opinion.

  22. elysianfield August 17, 2018 at 12:12 pm #

    Well, ladies and germs.

    Another great post by our Host. Fred (you know Fred) further defines the site’s premise with a new rant that should have the hair stand on the back of your head;

    Sweet Jesus….

    • Janos Skorenzy August 17, 2018 at 2:25 pm #

      He changed his name from Reed to Gibbon? It fits: we’re all gibbons now trying for the vanishing gibs.

      The human genome has some Gibbon in it I’ve heard – a joke by the Engineers. An insurance policy that whenever the Tower gets too high it will fall.

      • elysianfield August 17, 2018 at 4:28 pm #

        “He changed his name from Reed to Gibbon?”

        Yes, it will be the precursor to his decline and fall….

    • Ol' Scratch August 17, 2018 at 3:41 pm #

      Best Fred column I’ve read in ages! He fucking nails it!

  23. Jigplate August 17, 2018 at 12:24 pm #

    As lite late-summer reading, I am currently re-reading “The long Emergency”. One statement that JHK makes is “Entropy, like god, works in mysterious ways.” It strikes me that much of this neo-Marxist insanity looks suspiciously like the symptoms of entropic unwinding, as if the closing of the techno-industrial age is being manifested in mass psychosis. In particular, the “diversity” narrative (at least in how it is purported to work by the left) greatly resembles the second law of thermodynamics – entropy. Entropy states that in a closed system, energy moves from hot to cold, or from concentrated to diffuse. Just like a cup of coffee always cools off, and never spontaneously gets hot. Similarly, the flow of diversity always moves from non-white to white. The left celebrates importing Somalis to Minneapolis because it makes our culture so much more vibrant, interesting and you know, diverse. However , in this narrative it would be ludicrous to suggest that the one thing that Mogadishu desperately needs is an infusion of Iowa farm families. In some ways it reminds me of the mass hysteria produced by the Black Death in 14th century Europe, complete with flagellants. Case in point- from last Tuesday’s NY times “How Can I Cure My White Guilt?” Complete with an animation of a distressed looking “Blanco” surrounded by disapproving “POC”.

    I think it likely that If Charles Makay were alive to re-write ” Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds” today, he would surely include the pantheon of leftist dogma including white privilege, cultural appropriation, decolonization of curriculum, diversity, and gender/race grievances.

    • Janos Skorenzy August 17, 2018 at 2:39 pm #

      Well said. Yes, it’s simply utter decadence taking a very strange form. Instead of harems and marrying slave boys, utter confusion and guilt. Whom the Gods wish to kill, they first drive mad.

    • Epicur August 17, 2018 at 2:43 pm #

      “In particular, the “diversity” narrative (at least in how it is purported to work by the left) greatly resembles the second law of thermodynamics – entropy.”

      I think that if you examine it a little more the “diversity” meme is in denial of the Second Law. As I see it, this meme, not unlike Mao’s “hundred flowers” meme, proposes that a beautiful order will spontaneously arise from the corrupt corpse of Western Patriarchy – all that is necessary is to destroy the Patriarchy and the world will blossom like flowers after a desert rain.

      I expect that if they succeed in destroying the “Patriarchy” what arises will look more like Lord of The Flies. Order will arise again, but not spontaneously, only by the usual work of robbery and murder.

  24. hmuller August 17, 2018 at 12:34 pm #…

    Investigative Journalist Found Dead in D.C. Hotel Room Weeks After Reporting Bill Clinton to FBI & DHS for Allegedly Raping Boy

    “Investigative Journalist Jen Moore was found dead in a suburban Washington D.C. hotel room Monday, according to police and shocked and distraught friends and colleagues. Moore died of an apparent seizure….

    According to interviews, the victim in this case claimed he was sexually assaulted by Clinton on a yacht in New England and knows the identities of several other child victims who were subjected to identical abuses. The victim also confirmed he witnessed other children and people being sexually and physically abused and possibly worse on numerous “boat parties.” These parties were attended by elite members of D.C. political class, according to Moore and the victim. Both young boys and young girls, the victim said.”

    I can already hear the usual suspects bellowing “innocent until proven guilty”. Yes absolutely, but sadly when the Clintons are involved we never even get an investigation, much less a trial. How many times now have people who crossed the Clintons died a suspicious, premature death? 80 or 90 times? Who believes in coincidences on this scale? Can you see the nature of the criminal globalist oligarchs? We the down trodden people of earth are fed up with these predators, these oppressors, these murderers. It’s time these reptilian bastards met true justice!

    Did anyone notice the 300 Pennsylvania priests recently named for child molestation? And that’s in an investigation limited to one state; based on PA’s population that would translate to about 9,000 priests nationwide. More than the proverbial handful of bad apples. Incidentally, I reference this story as reported by CNN, a “news source” (LOL) which clearly sees child molesting priests, but is blind when the left-wing politicians or Hollywood celebrities they adore do such things.

    The truth about the world’s ruling elite is worse than most people can imagine. Many will refuse to accept the revelations which are now dropping at an ever faster pace. Resist the urge to be an ostrich, a truth denier. Instead of hiding under the bed covers, get angry, get informed, and spread the word.

    • Janos Skorenzy August 17, 2018 at 2:45 pm #

      Yes, the Pennsylvania DA has made the 800 page report public. Will Sean Coleman read it? A similar report could be made for all fifty state and every county in Ireland – and every province in every Nation where the Church has a large presence.

      The Satanists were successful in infesting the Priesthood with Communists, who then became Bishops and House Masters who encouraged Gay applicants to the Priesthood. Thus has the Roman Church has been overthrown but for a Remnant.

      • hmuller August 17, 2018 at 3:36 pm #

        And for centuries they thought the Protestants were their biggest threat! It’s not the enemy outside the walls who is most to be feared, but the one within.

        With Pope Francis, the Satanists have finally succeeded in completely taking over the Catholic Church. Sainthood for Aleister Crowley (aka Barbara Bush’s biological dad)?

        • Tate August 18, 2018 at 4:33 pm #

          “Do what thou wilt.” — Aleister Crowley

          “Who am I to judge?” — Jorgio Bergoglio channeling AC

          • SpeedyBB August 18, 2018 at 4:50 pm #

            Tate, my second feature film, THE HOLY ASSASSIN, ends with that second quote.

            But what you fail to observe is that ‘Who am I to judge?’ can be read in either of two different ways (in print – when spoken intonation sorts it out).

          • Tate August 19, 2018 at 5:32 pm #

            I’m not familiar with your second feature film but I suspect the Jesuit Jorge Bergoglio had only one intention in mind when he said it, to signal to his sympathizers, despite the spin products in place if you google it.

      • malthuss August 17, 2018 at 4:19 pm #

        The Body Count Climbs.

        Pizzagate has too many facts and odd [coincidences?] to not have some truth.

        • GreenAlba August 19, 2018 at 10:53 am #

          “…too many facts and odd [coincidences?] to not have some truth.”

          Said the Grand Inquisitor, the Salem witch-hunters, the man from the Lubyanka, and the pimply Red Guard waving his Little Red Book, and and every power everywhere that wanted to fit somebody up on the basis of ‘no smoke without fire’.

          I’d stick with the ‘co-incidence’ that stuff is supposed to have happened in the basement of a pizza parlour while that pizza parlour doesn’t have a basement. Now that’s a co-incidence that should make you ask questions but it’s so far from doing so that that you have to wonder why.

          I’ll have cheese, pepperoni, and a bit of hard evidence on mine, please.

          You can just keep shouting ‘Wolf!’ and keeping a whole lot of the villagers from taking this website seriously.

          • hmuller August 19, 2018 at 11:25 am #

            I knew the usual suspect would show up. Too bad you’ve never examined the facts of the Clinton body count

            Why do your kind never excuse Trump this way. He’s the victim of a witch hunt. We know all witch hunts target only the innocent. Hence, he’s innocent before any investigating has been done (just like the Clintons). Perfect Green Alba logic.

            You are the mistress of twisted sophistries, I’ll give you that, GA

          • GreenAlba August 19, 2018 at 11:40 am #

            I totally agree Trump’s the victim of a witch-hunt, HM.

            But I won’t expect an apology from the usual suspect for imputing views that I don’t hold. Perfect hmuller and alt-right logic.

          • GreenAlba August 19, 2018 at 11:43 am #

            I presume that on the many, many occasions that I’ve specifically said I don’t approve of the attempts to get rid of him, no matter what I think of him, by any other means than the ballot box, you were suffering from selective hearing.

            The master of selective hearing and lack of logic, in fact, hm, I’ll give you that.

          • GreenAlba August 19, 2018 at 11:51 am #

            The more of you shout ‘Wolf!’ the more you do a disservice to this website. For the many occasions when there’s really a wolf. And there will be more wolves. But people will have been turned off by that time. Well done you, Messrs Pizzagate. Be proud.

          • hmuller August 19, 2018 at 12:37 pm #

            GA, I think the proper response to a crime is a fair and impartial investigation not a speech about the Salem witch hunts, the Spanish inquisition, yadda, yadda. Why do you bring these things up? Surely, you are not implying all accusations are wrong? But it serves your purposes to group me with the fanatical persecutors of the innocent, one has to admire the sophistry, however disingenuous.

            Again, there’s a difference between “innocent until proven guilty” and “let’s not investigate anyone who’s a powerful globalist elitist”. I hope you don’t support the latter.

            Ever hear of Jeffrey Epstein, convicted billionaire pedophile? A rare instance when an elitist was prosecuted before Trump, many more will now follow. Ever hear of the 45,000 sealed indictments now in the federal courts? Normally, there are 1,000 per year. That’s a fact you can look up, an indicator there could be a lot of people heading for a trial.

            GA, I don’t know if you are a really good LARP with many colorful personal anecdotes or a real person. A real person has more sympathy for victims.

            And despite a veneer of environmentalism, when it comes down to it, you always support the globalist agenda.

            Like the way you believe no pollution control for China until 2030 is a good idea. “Good” for the billionaires who own the pollution generating factories. Not so good for the Chinese people and the earth.

          • GreenAlba August 19, 2018 at 1:50 pm #

            Yes, I have heard of Jeffrey Epstein and I know what he’s done, because there was evidence. And, thankfully, he was convicted.

            And I have heard of Pizzagate, which is the topic on which I commented, and, on the basis of evidence, it is baloney. But it doesn’t mean other equivalent horrors aren’t happening elsewhere and they should all be investigated if there’s the slightest shred of actual evidence. Evidence, HM, that’s what is needed to start an investigation of anything. Not wishful thinking and extrapolation.

            “Why do you bring these things up? ”

            I brought them up SPECIFICALLY because of Malthuss’ no-smoke-without-fire witch-hunting language and because he’s been trolling endlessly about Pizzagate.

            I have plenty of empathy for victims, but they have to be real victims, not ‘victims’ supposedly interfered with in a non-existent basement.

            You keep bringing up this nonsense about me being a ‘globalist’ because I acknowledge that China and India (which you don’t mention because it’s all about China) were given more time to develop less polluting industries when I’ve told you more than once what the rationale is. The UK industrialised first, then the rest of Europe and the US. So the vast weight of historical emissions, which have caused the current situation, are ours, not China’s. I’d be delighted if China could double its rate of progress, but I’d be delighted if you could too.

            I presume you are into the lifting or drawbridges, whereby the US says ‘OK we’ve done the most historical damage but we expect to be treated as if we industrialised when China did’, just because we’re special and we’re all right, Jack.

            US per capita emissions are about two and a half times those of China, which you always neglect to mention. You have not been overtaken yet in the per capita emissions league. Americans are consumers and wasters, bigly. Producing 50% of the world’s solid waste for 5% of its population. How globalist is that?

            I’ve heard British anti-environmentalists claim that the UK should do nothing because…China, and because the UK’s emissions are only 2% of the global total. But I believe in countries doing their fair share because all the two percenters add up.

            You just like to shut down conversations by using the bogeyman word, ‘globalist’ which brooks no argument.

          • GreenAlba August 19, 2018 at 1:51 pm #

            And I bet I buy a heck of a lot less from China than you do.

            But then I’d bet I buy a heck of a lot less of anything from anywhere than you do.

          • Tate August 19, 2018 at 6:21 pm #

            Oh brother, the professional ‘Content Development Specialist’ is preening her feathers, “bigly,” once again. Always repeating that bogus line about the U.S. responsible for 50% of the world’s waste. Where does she get that? It’s one of those free-floating factoids that everybody just ‘knows’ is true. But is it? Where are her cites? I’ll bet. Or Snopes, lol. Perhaps Wikipedia… ugh.

            But anyone who has delved into Pizzagate in any depth has to be convinced that there’s something more to the thing than the mass news retailers will ever let on to. Now, if your attention is of a certain biased selectivity, you’re never going to see it. Furthermore, with the warning shots being fired by the Social Media Giants to alternative news sources & complete deplatforming of other sites, many of the original sources have already been memory-holed.

            Here’s a more interesting question since Pizzagate per se has been curated & is available only on websites that the likes of the typical Graniad reader would never dream of visiting:

            To what extent has the Luciferian church of Rome been instrumental in organizing & covering up these high-level pedo rings? Here’s the Pennsylvania Grand Jury report on the priest sexual abuse scanda:


            I don’t know how reliable Ann Barnhardt is, but she makes a common-sense observation, which is that some of these abusers among the Catholic clergy are actual Satanists, probably only a small fraction, but still possibly a number into the hundreds worldwide, but a much larger number are merely homo pederasts who are atheists & only use the church as a convenient venue for their infamy. Doesn’t it seem likely therefore, that there are many networks that extend outward from the church proper, into high levels of influence in government, business & the media, i.e. Pizzagate? I would be interested in where that inquiry might lead.

          • GreenAlba August 20, 2018 at 8:39 am #


            See, there you go again.

            “Oh brother, the professional ‘Content Development Specialist’ is preening her feathers, “bigly,” once again.”

            Oh, sister, there goes the person who resorts to an ad hominem when he has no real argument. Or maybe an ad feminem, since he likes those even better. ‘Content Development Specialist’ is a lowly function, Tate – if I were going to preen my feathers, I’d have to find something better than that to preen them over. Methinks thou dost project too much. What do you do for a living? Can we have a laugh at that too and surmise on the effect it has on the accuracy of your posts?

            “Where does she get that? It’s one of those free-floating factoids that everybody just ‘knows’ is true. But is it? Where are her cites? I’ll bet. (sic) Or Snopes, lol. Perhaps Wikipedia… ugh.”

            Ugh, indeed, my manipulative and presumptuous friend. The information came from Scientific American. Which would obviously be less reliable than any organ that thinks the place is full of Satanists. I challenge you to take the statistic up with them and come back to me when you’ve come to an agreement on the facts. I mean that. Put your time where your mouth is.


            I’ve cited it at least twice before. I don’t need to disseminate ‘factoids’.

            You should read up on the Orkney ‘Satanist’ ring of parents suspected by hysterics of abusing their own children before you get too carried away with Satanist rings.


            Paedophile rings, on the other hand do exist and widely. In fact there are so many internet paedophiles that our own overstretched police specialists in these matters said recently it was impossible to attempt to find and prosecute all the men out there who ‘just’ watch this stuff online because there just isn’t the manpower (Tory governments always cut police funding, while claiming to be tough on crime), so they’d have to concentrate on the actual perpetrators who were committing the abuse and filming it in the first place.

            You seem receptive to any and all notions of what allegedly goes on within the Catholic Church. I’m no expert. I believe much of it has indeed gone on, but I also believe that such genuine facts grow legs that carry them far beyond their origins and find innocent people also embroiled in the whole thing. But I’ll leave that argument to the site specialist(s) on the matter.

            I also, incidentally, think that insisting on a celibate priesthood is a piece of utter foolishness, especially since it didn’t even exist until about the 11th century, and is thought by some to have had a primarily financial rationale (the Church not wishing to have to maintain a cohort of priests’ widows, but also not wishing to lose out on some useful legacies). But I also believe that much of the blame lies with the earlier ignorant homophobia in general society that led young men to seek escape from a presumption of marriage in a place where they would have a perfect excuse not to marry.

          • GreenAlba August 20, 2018 at 8:50 am #

            That last sentence, BTW, is not an apology for paedophilia in any way. Homosexuality is not paedophilia, regardless of any overlaps. The homosexuals I know are pretty much all married and to people their own age (in most cases that would be 50- or 60-odd for the ones I know personally).

          • GreenAlba August 20, 2018 at 9:09 am #

            To clarify that even further, I think that if you choose to have an unmarried priesthood – and you choose that within a society where there is prejudice against homosexuals just for being homosexual – you’re going to get a church with more homosexual priests than exist in the general population. That’s just a neutral consequence, which only becomes something else because of the Church’s view on homosexuality per se.

            If there were no such thing as homosexuality in humans, you’d still have no shortage of paedophiles, hebephiles and ephebophiles – including among married men and including among priests.

          • Tate August 20, 2018 at 1:19 pm #

            So your link takes one to a place called “Dear Earthtalk”, sort of a Lonely Hearts column for unrequited Gaia-worshipping dweevils, LOL.

            And then ‘Earthtalk’ uses as his/her/zhers source for this factoid the Sierra club. Hahahaha. Good one.

  25. Luhrenloup August 17, 2018 at 12:35 pm #

    Meanwhile Pompeo over at State is forming an “Iran Action Group” to bring about change in the Iran regime’s behavior. No matter what politicians and the MSM chose to focus on, impeachment, Mueller, Russia, they steadily march on with their plans, first enunciated by Bush jr, to take out 7 countries in 5 years. The timeline might have been way off but the strategy is not forsaken, Iraq, Syria, Iran, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, with or without presidential approval.

  26. sprawlcapital August 17, 2018 at 1:06 pm #

    James, you are the Tom Paine of this century. Today’s CFN post is
    pure Common Sense, so rare a commodity in these blighted times.

    Great metaphors and zero typos!

  27. ccm989 August 17, 2018 at 1:07 pm #

    We the undersigned, members of the Republican national security community, represent a broad spectrum of opinion on America’s role in the world and what is necessary to keep us safe and prosperous. We have disagreed with one another on many issues, including the Iraq war and intervention in Syria. But we are united in our opposition to a Donald Trump presidency. Recognizing as we do, the conditions in American politics that have contributed to his popularity, we nonetheless are obligated to state our core objections clearly:

    His vision of American influence and power in the world is wildly inconsistent and unmoored in principle. He swings from isolationism to military adventurism within the space of one sentence.

    His advocacy for aggressively waging trade wars is a recipe for economic disaster in a globally connected world.

    His embrace of the expansive use of torture is inexcusable.

    His hateful, anti-Muslim rhetoric undercuts the seriousness of combating Islamic radicalism by alienating partners in the Islamic world making significant contributions to the effort. Furthermore, it endangers the safety and Constitutionally guaranteed freedoms of American Muslims.

    Controlling our border and preventing illegal immigration is a serious issue, but his insistence that Mexico will fund a wall on the southern border inflames unhelpful passions, and rests on an utter misreading of, and contempt for, our southern neighbor.

    Similarly, his insistence that close allies such as Japan must pay vast sums for protection is the sentiment of a racketeer, not the leader of the alliances that have served us so well since World War II.

    His admiration for foreign dictators such as Vladimir Putin is unacceptable for the leader of the world’s greatest democracy.

    He is fundamentally dishonest. Evidence of this includes his attempts to deny positions he has unquestionably taken in the past, including on the 2003 Iraq war and the 2011 Libyan conflict. We accept that views evolve over time, but this is simply misrepresentation.

    His equation of business acumen with foreign policy experience is false. Not all lethal conflicts can be resolved as a real estate deal might, and there is no recourse to bankruptcy court in international affairs.

    Mr. Trump’s own statements lead us to conclude that as president, he would use the authority of his office to act in ways that make America less safe, and which would diminish our standing in the world. Furthermore, his expansive view of how presidential power should be wielded against his detractors poses a distinct threat to civil liberty in the United States. Therefore, as committed and loyal Republicans, we are unable to support a Party ticket with Mr. Trump at its head. We commit ourselves to working energetically to prevent the election of someone so utterly unfitted to the office.

    Number of Signatories: 122
    [Note: names removed by JHK because they took up too much space]

    • ozone August 17, 2018 at 1:21 pm #

      How many of these signatories hold passports other than a U.S. of A. one?

      I know Ken Adelman would be a “for instance”…

      • hmuller August 17, 2018 at 1:59 pm #

        That bunch of traitorous globalists has been trying to overthrow the elected President of the United States for 19 months. I hope to see them wearing orange in GITMO.

        • Georges1202 August 17, 2018 at 2:16 pm #

          No need to overthrow that hopeless slob. He will trip over his own wanker soon enough…

          • hmuller August 17, 2018 at 2:53 pm #

            It’s funny how the same people keep underestimating Trump and they never learn from their mistakes. I’ll bet you were one of those who swore he could never win the nomination, then that he could never win the election. Now, after 19 months (and a dozen hushed up coup and assassination attempts) you’re absolutely sure he will “trip over his own wanker soon enough”.

            Here’s two thoughts.

            1) He trips over his own wanker every day and it doesn’t seem to matter.

            2) When you’re wrong so many times, lose the arrogance and re-examine your assumptions. Maybe he resonates with some Americans (certainly not with you). And maybe you’re the one out of touch with white working class America.

          • Georges1202 August 18, 2018 at 2:39 am #

            Nah, I was convinced he would win the presidency – that is why I packed up and moved to Switzerland in August 2016. Even the possibility of the US plutocracy installing such a hopeless piece of garbage like Trump was enough.

            He is a first-rate con man and snake-oil salesman. Well done.

      • akmofo August 17, 2018 at 2:24 pm #

        The only passport I see is from Georgetown University.

        Coincidence again?

    • Georges1202 August 17, 2018 at 1:58 pm #

      All very well – now, how do we commence getting rid of that fat barrel of monkey-spunk?

    • Billy Hill August 17, 2018 at 3:01 pm #

      Cue the laugh track.

      The undersigned prefer to use two sentences when veering from military adventurism to military adventurism.

      The undersigned ask what’s wrong with off-shoring anyway? Our nanny saves bundles on clothing. And look at all the neat foods they jet in everyday for our meals at the local 3-star.

      The undersigned believe torture is for sissies. We prefer polite collateral damage.

      See how many undersigned have Muslim names here? Like Wolf? Noonan? (Too bad the list is gone now.)

      The Undersigned believe controlling our borders and preventing illegal immigration directly threatens our lawn service.

      We the undersigned prefer to refer to our allies as occupied countries. Cash payments are so last century.

      We the undersigned have no qualms about close relationships with Dictators so long as their last name is not Putin.

      We the undersigned are notoriously honest about, well, almost everything. Just ask our paramours.

      We the undersigned believe a win-win deal means we win twice as much. See John Perkins for the Art of Our Deal.

      We the undersigned would like to point out how thoroughly the past three administrations have made us more safe while elevating our standing in the world. Please ya’ll — can’t we all just get along and go back to the way it was? We choose the puppet, set the agenda, and ya’ll do the heavy lifting.

    • Exscotticus August 17, 2018 at 7:40 pm #

      122 sigs? Wake us up when you get about 63 million, which is approximately the number of votes Trump got in the 2016 election.

      >>> Furthermore, his expansive view of how presidential power should be wielded against his detractors poses a distinct threat to civil liberty in the United States.

      Yes how dare the Prez use Twitter against his detractors!

      Meanwhile, Obama-as-POTUS went on an eight-year extrajudicial drone-killing spree of men, women, and children, while the MSM hardly blinked.

  28. ozone August 17, 2018 at 1:11 pm #

    Robert Parry (neither snowflake nor hardcore conservo, he) reports on the shenanigans of “our good friends”, The Kagans. They represent the Royalty of Evil, a neo-con parasite infesting the body politic. Yes indeedy, they’re up to their old tricks by faking an alliance with hysterical Democratic Russophobes. Read all about it! (Very detailed examination of our greatest domestic enemies. Especially note the think-tankery connections and agendas.)

    • Ol' Scratch August 17, 2018 at 3:28 pm #

      Always a wonder at how people like that get traction. Their connections are obviously deeper than meets the naked eye. Likewise Max Boot, among many, many others.

    • malthuss August 17, 2018 at 4:22 pm #

      Elana Kagan is Jewish. Neo Cohen.

    • Janos Skorenzy August 17, 2018 at 6:42 pm #

      Ozone is right and I don’t mind saying that because he hates it when I do.

      English [] Alternative forms []. kagan; kaghan; Etymology []. Ultimately from Old Turkic ???? (qa?an).. Noun []. khagan (plural khagans) . A khan of khans, a ruler of a khaganate; (the holder of) an imperial rank used among certain Turkic and Mongolian peoples, equal in status to an emperor

      As he said, “A Royalty of Evil”. The Khazars were a Turkic people after all…..

  29. wm5135 August 17, 2018 at 2:30 pm #

    “The truth about the world (/////////////) is worse than most people can imagine.”

    hmuller, that is a little closer to the deal.

    The master of creation has been called on to smite one’s enemies right from the pages of this blog within the week. A millenia here a millenia there, not much changes.

    We also have some MOFO and a dad that are in serious need of a Certs.

    I know some of you remember LOOK magazine. Did any of you see any of the culture so breathlessly reported in the pages of that rag in your own personal life? Manufactured consent, it’s everywhere.

    “would any of this come to light?” Of course not we would be talking non-stop about Bill’s little head.

    “The world community is not fooled, though. More and more, they recognize the USA as a national borderline personality, capable of any monstrous act.” JH Kunstler

    The above is only news to citizens of the United States, “Aye, there’s the rub” things were better when ignorance was our friend.

    A weekend of quiet certitude to all.

    • Tate August 18, 2018 at 1:59 pm #

      “The master of creation has been called on to smite one’s enemies right from the pages of this blog within the week. A millenia here a millenia there, not much changes.”

      It doesn’t hurt to ask, does it?

  30. pedal pusher August 17, 2018 at 2:57 pm #

    Regarding the “terrible tensions of human sexuality” and the gender bending of late:

    I’m surprised there is not more discussion about the endocrine disruption caused by neonatal exposure to phthalates, a class of chemicals added to plastics. Perhaps today’s gender identity free for all is simply the byproduct of industrial environmental poisoning?

    • Ol' Scratch August 17, 2018 at 3:25 pm #

      Who can keep up with it all?

    • Bill7 August 18, 2018 at 3:07 pm #

      I have wondered the same thing. Virtually zero coverage on this
      hugely important topic.

      ‘Are EDCs Blurring Issues of Gender?’:

      Goddam right they are, and our ruling class™ don’t mind at all.

      Empire of Chaos

      • GreenAlba August 19, 2018 at 10:09 am #

        This is an odd post for a right-wing person, in my view.

        I’ve been aware of gender-bending chemicals for decades, since before my own kids were small and they’re in their thirties.

        It can’t have been hidden because I read about it in such MSM sources as the scientific pages of the Guardian.

        Blaming not dealing with it on the ‘ruling class’, though, is odd. You’re the anti-nanny-state side of things, no?

        I took my own initiatives and avoided plastics when possible. On the rare occasion when I’m eating something bought in plastic for heating (generally bought by my other half), I ignore the instructions and take it out of its plastic before heating it, because I don’t believe any plastic doesn’t leach stuff I don’t want to ingest, when it’s heated. And even when it isn’t, but less so. I’ve also known forever that you shouldn’t re-use plastic water bottles, but then I avoid plastic water bottles anyway because we have clean drinking water on tap, which makes them a hideously environmentally damaging non-necessity.

        Sadly I’m not given any choice when it comes to milk, since the days of doorstep deliveries of milk in reusable glass bottles are long gone, thanks primarily to the supermarkets. I liked the old (‘socialist’ haha) Milk Marketing Board, that made sure farmers got a decent price for their milk, unlike now, when they produce at a loss or go out of business, because the public mostly doesn’t give a stuff as long as they’re getting cheap milk.

        So, I’m curious that you’d want your ruling class to sort this out for you, instead of just eschewing plastic and/or campaigning tirelessly in an environmental group, because you folks generally don’t seem to like regulations, whereas I like them very much when it comes to telling manufactures not to produce stuff that does harm.

        And I think you’ll find that the demand for all this cr@p comes from the public.

        • GreenAlba August 19, 2018 at 11:00 am #


          • Bill7 August 19, 2018 at 2:28 pm #

            Por nada, Green Alba. Labels are seeming useless to me, these
            days; much better I think to talk about particular policy.

            I do think there there are more non-right-wing persons here than
            you suggest, and that many of them may be former Democrats, like myself.

          • GreenAlba August 20, 2018 at 9:21 am #

            I agree, Bill7. But I find that on here my views on many things are ‘assumed’ by many, in the sense that if I think one thing on one matter I must think another apparently consequent thing on another matter, which is rarely the case, as I’m sure you’d agree, if one actually thinks at all. Added to which we all have our own hobbyhorses, as a result of our different life experiences, and they don’t always fit with every other opinion we have or conclusion we have drawn.

            I have huge sympathy with former Democrats who have no practical political home any more. The problem is possibly less stark over our way, but one still finds oneself voting for the least bad option.

        • Bill7 August 19, 2018 at 1:27 pm #

          If you are speaking of and to me, can you tell me how you determined that I, who have posted here less than a dozen
          times, am “a right wing person”? Thanks.

          • GreenAlba August 19, 2018 at 2:03 pm #

            My apologies for the error, Bill7. Non-rightwingers on this site are few and far between. But I appear to have misspoken, so if you are of the minority, I apologise.

          • GreenAlba August 19, 2018 at 2:05 pm #

            And I may have confused you with someone else, which also deserves an apology.

    • JustSaying August 19, 2018 at 2:50 pm #

      Pseudo estrogens, glycophates, GMOs, neonicotinoids – better living thru chemistry.

    • Walter B August 19, 2018 at 5:33 pm #

      Or perhaps they have all been influenced by the cans full of night crawlers that they collected when they were kids.

  31. janet August 17, 2018 at 3:37 pm #

    “…with special emphasis on the biggest threats that could trigger a major correction, as well as the key crash indicators we’re all watching most closely…” –JHK

    Remember Mr. Darling? Week after week predicting global economic collapse because… because… the Baltic Dry Index! Well, guess what… no collapse happened and right now I see a healthy, growing global economy.

    The Baltic Dry Index has been in a healthy uptrend from 2016 to the present. Shipping costs are still very low compared to the 2004-2010 period, indicating there’s plenty of room for the current trend to run much, much higher. The global economy is healthy, growing, and doing very well.

    • hmuller August 17, 2018 at 4:03 pm #

      Janet, Trump looks forward to your thank you note for the great job he is doing on the economy

      • janet August 17, 2018 at 6:19 pm #

        Scattered across Trump’s economy, there’s evidence that the tariffs the Trump has imposed and the retaliatory tariffs imposed by China and others are biting.

        Bloomberg reports that Europeans are canceling orders for blue jeans from a 10-year-old North Carolina firm called Raleigh Denim.

        The New York Times says at least a dozen local newspapers are curtailing publication days because of tariffs on Canadian newsprint.

        The Wall Street Journal says an electric bike startup called M2S Bikes in North Carolina put plans to build a network of 100 dealers on hold because tariffs boosted the cost of the bikes and motors it imports from China.

        And in Ohio, Tusco Display, a metal fabricator, furloughed 30 employees; it says tariffs are raising the cost of both domestic and imported steel and aluminum.

        New England lobstermen say they’ve been squeezed because China has doubled tariffs on seafood imported from the U.S. but lowered the tariffs on Canadian lobsters.

        Mr. Trump does not deserve a thank you note for messing with the American economy. The BDI is fine though, no thanks to Trump.

        • Tate August 18, 2018 at 2:05 pm #

          the Baltic Dry Index? You might as well study sun spots.

    • Ol' Scratch August 17, 2018 at 4:06 pm #

      Oh, look! It’s Little Ms Sunshine, come to brighten our day! How’s life at the bot center today, Lil’ J-Bot?

      • Walter B August 17, 2018 at 8:37 pm #

        I don’t know Scratch, from what was posted it appears to me that the stage is being set for an American economy that will be less reliant on foreign suppliers and customers and will be re-directed to American suppliers and customers. National self sufficiency may be the welcome result! Glory be.

        • K-Dog August 19, 2018 at 2:14 pm #


          National self sufficiency. Yah sure you betcha. In an INCEL sort of way I suppose.

          BIG TROUBLE BREWING AT THE BAKKEN: Rapid Rise In Water Production Signals Red Flag Warning

          In another identity Little Ms Sunshine liked to harass me about gas prices. Four bucks a gallon to keep me on my autobahn now. Fun fun fun.

          The garden not watered dies. Premium gas enters the danger zone and when regular gets there too no more extra for 64 oz slurpies and beef jerky and bags cheese noodle doodles. Here in Seattle the low wages of the legal cannabis crowd will be the best gig in town soon enough. But today the sun shines.

    • Bill7 August 18, 2018 at 3:17 pm #

      Say hi to David Brock for me, ok?

  32. JohnAZ August 17, 2018 at 8:24 pm #

    Thirteen ex intelligence chiefs from the FBI, CIA, military intelligence and the NSA signed a letter supporting John Brennan. Ha. Civil war anyone? It really shows the split in Washington between the Deep Staters and the pro Trumpers. Let’s see. Who do we want to win? The guy who transparently tweets to the public his thoughts and ideas or a group of asshole suits who think they control D.C. And the public cannot know anything about what they are doing to them. The NSA is the biggest privacy invasion in the history of the country.

    • PeteAtomic August 17, 2018 at 9:13 pm #

      Great post john

    • PeteAtomic August 17, 2018 at 9:17 pm #

      We ought to have marched to dc and burned it down decades ago, and rebuilt a simple, non imperial capitol in a place like lincoln, nebraska.

    • outsider August 18, 2018 at 2:51 pm #

      If Civil War starts in earnest, he who controls the military wins the war. Trump may be Commander-in-Chief but that is no guarantee the generals will follow him. Which side would General Mattis choose?

      • SpeedyBB August 18, 2018 at 9:49 pm #

        The military is unified for the moment but I cannot believe that the rending of society at large will not sooner or later be reflected in splits in the services.

        Military bases may be well-stocked to meet the early stages of ‘the Long Emergency’ but when life gets desperate for soldiers’ families it could start to come apart at the seams.

        The Pentagon, it seems to be, is as out of touch with this potential peril as the rest of the Beltway Bozos.

        I have no doubt that if some president should call for a nuclear strike out of the blue the generals would find a way to deter it – they’re not that hot on dying either – but low-level civil conflict within the military itself is sooner or later a factor to consider.

        Study less-stable societies for historical examples. There is also the excellent essay on how Arab leaders distrust their military so deeply that they keep it crippled.

        (There are probably better examples around. Also I could be dead wrong considering how obedient the military has been in going into the Afghan meatgrinder.)

  33. amb August 17, 2018 at 10:14 pm #

    The Dem Party is a ship of fools. Same for the Repubs. Two ships of fools passing in the night.

    Congress is a joke. Bunch of buffoons.

    I agree with Pete. The whole thing needs to go.

  34. shabbaranks August 18, 2018 at 12:19 am #

    Jim, one of your top ten posts ever. Keep up the great work and thank you.

  35. Pucker August 18, 2018 at 12:20 am #

    “General, you are the man.”

    – Robert Livingston to General Andrew Jackson after the American army’s devastating defeat of Wellington’s soldiers at the Battle of New Orleans, January 8, 1815

    • Pucker August 18, 2018 at 12:21 am #

      “JHK, you are the man.”

  36. Pucker August 18, 2018 at 1:03 am #

    General Jackson Slaying the Many Headed Monster….

  37. FincaInTheMountains August 18, 2018 at 1:34 am #

    One by one the personal physicians of the leaders of allied clans of the Anglo-Saxons are taken out within couple of weeks

    Mark Hausknecht, 65, doctor of former President George H.W. Bush, was shot on July 20 as he rode his bicycle in broad daylight in a residential neighborhood in Houston.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s personal Dr. Peter Fisher killed in cycle crash

    What is interesting, Novichok was not used in both accidents – this time Anglos are not even trying to pin it on Russians.

    Since the Doctors Plot against Stalin, getting at personal physicians is an alternative way at getting at well-protected aged leader.

  38. FincaInTheMountains August 18, 2018 at 3:04 am #

    The Nuclear Fourth Reich Becoming a hard-core Reality

    Here’s How France and Germany Could Have a Joint Bomb

    Looking further into the future, there is the ultimate question of whether Trump will succeed in convincing his electorate that China is a bigger enemy to America than Russia and that, in order to divide these two (unequal) allies, America needs to pursue a reversal of the strategy it pursued in the early 1970s. This would consequently require a rapprochement with Moscow, largely on Putin’s terms. A French-German nuclear force would then prove its value as it would make it much harder for Putin to blackmail the (weaker) Europeans into his, quite predictable, terms for such a rapprochement.

    When all that smoke clears, it’ll become crystal-clear that the world is going back to pre-WWII war alignment of forces, on a new historical level.

    • FincaInTheMountains August 18, 2018 at 3:34 am #

      Of course, that entire “Russian Collusion” story, either by Trump or by American Deep State is a desperate attempt by German intelligence not to allow the Russian-American alliance that played a decisive role in defeating Reich the Third.

  39. tucsonspur August 18, 2018 at 6:28 am #

    Great work Jim, and although both parties have their faults, it’s good to see you attacking the far greater danger of the “three headed monster”.

    Could Trump have ever expected the size and fury of the beast he would unleash? Probably not. Yet he leads his Deplorables into battle with only a shield of tweets and a volley of the indiscreet.

    It certainly is a stark and sobering fact, almost hard to believe, that this great nation is on the verge of being devoured by such an ugly creature, a creature raised by the Clintons and Obama and fed by the crew that Jim has already mentioned. Strzok, Comey, Clapper, etc.

    The attempted unseating of a duly elected president is still taking place, and yet the nation and the administration remain relatively complacent. This complacency may prove to be the biggest monster of all. A coup has been/is being attempted, and most of the perpetrators are still at it. Things like revoking security clearances and such aren’t a strong enough response.

    If we lose in November, the monster may grow another head, and then just swallow us all.

    … “with the final reward being absolutely the same for everybody”.

    It may truly be a reward, more so than ever, as the mayhem, depravity, and nihilism grows, and spirituality wanes. When the world becomes Hell, the final reward IS Heaven.

    • beantownbill. August 18, 2018 at 10:17 am #

      I get the feeling that if the attempted coup against Trump gains traction, he will take much stronger actions against the deep state rather than just tweeting. He’s too egotistical to go just on the defensive. You’re fired!

      • beantownbill. August 18, 2018 at 10:19 am #

        And, you’re under arrest!

        • tucsonspur August 18, 2018 at 6:35 pm #

          That’s a start. What I wouldn’t give to see ’em all locked up!
          It’s like we’re in a huge storm on the Sea of Democracy with waves and whirlpools raging and Trump the nation’s leaky Lifeboat.

      • PeteAtomic August 18, 2018 at 12:15 pm #

        Maybe we’ll get to see John Brennan leading a cia team against the marine detachment at the white house lol

    • capt spaulding August 18, 2018 at 5:46 pm #

      Well, Tuscon, I think there is enough blame to go around. The Republicans were more than happy to encourage the behavior that led up to Trump being elected, right up until the tail began wagging the dog. Suddenly, the discontented people who were unhappy with the behavior of the politicians in DC after the 2008 crash, became adherents of Trump, who now holds the reins of power in the Republican Party. Curiously, the same thing took place among the Democrats, who were blamed for the same things that the Republicans were. Corruption ran in both directions In DC, and thus the sudden popularity of Bernie Sanders, who was sandbagged by his own party in favor of Hillary. The one thing I think you can count on, however, is that both parties will collaborate to keep a third party from ever rising up as a threat to the sweet deal they’ve got going in Washington.

      • tucsonspur August 18, 2018 at 6:18 pm #

        Bannon himself said that the 2008 collapse and its aftermath was the beginning of Trump’s election.

  40. FincaInTheMountains August 18, 2018 at 7:57 am #

    Defending American Security from Kremlin Aggression Act of 2018


    The Castration of President Trump Act

  41. volodya August 18, 2018 at 10:39 am #

    I’m also betting that, should such scenarios occur, that the sixth commandment will be relegated, in very short order, to the dust-bin of history. – Eoin

    Yeah, the sixth commandment is one of those rules whose observance is contingent on prevailing economic and societal conditions. Because how many times have we watched that movie, a parasitic upper-crust so full of itself that it will not see what’s right under its nose with violence as the unavoidable result. As we’ve seen, it can take a long time to germinate because for how many generations did elites in places like France, Russia, China, Cuba, Cambodia, Vietnam, Iran keep abusing people in their respective countries? But the eventual result? Huge blood-lettings, a brutal displacement of people at the top.

    As Bill7 said, people won’t understand something if their salary depends on their not understanding it. Or, to state it a bit differently, people won’t see and won’t understand if they’re paid to NOT see and NOT understand. Or, to put it yet another way, they’re paid to see and understand things a certain way and to profess belief accordingly. And, if they dare to speak the unspeakable, they lose their status and a place in the echo-chamber food-chain. I think this is the state of affairs in the Democrat – Deep State – Academic and MSM Establishment. According to this Establishment the Deplorables are cretins and racists and xenophobics and their economic gripes have no basis and no legitimacy.

    • FincaInTheMountains August 18, 2018 at 11:25 am #

      All my American friends seem to think about is how to fill their stomach. With new across-the-board Russophobic policy US is accepting, it is time to start thinking about your soul.

      the final reward being absolutely the same for everybody Kunstler.

      Here where I categorically disagree with our host.

      • Walter B August 18, 2018 at 12:09 pm #

        Are disagreeing with the final reward in an afterlife or while we are all still stuck here in this plane of existence?

  42. FincaInTheMountains August 18, 2018 at 11:43 am #

    If you, my dear Americans, will try to do with Russia what you did with the USSR, then you should be prepared to look for your ass on the Moon, where you haven’t travel so far, but at last, here is your, or rather your ass’s chance.

  43. FincaInTheMountains August 18, 2018 at 12:30 pm #

    The Theory of World Projects as an Introduction to the New York Rumors

    In connection with the inevitably coming September 1, I had to travel to the capital of the Island for documents for my daughter, and this is a total of 12 hours on the bus, which I spent exchanging sms with my friends-buddies.

    It felt like going to Washington Square in the best years.

    And I will begin the narrative about this park with expressions of gratitude to those who paid attention to the Christian illiteracy liquidation posts and political truth separately from the artistic one.

    And it was very difficult, because now it is almost impossible to realize what is happening apart from some artistic truth.

    This is due to the destruction of the scientific method as a kind of unity of theory and practice, or if you prefer, and experiment, although Marx considered practice, as some economic activity, the criterion of truth.

    And it must be said that from this point of view it was Marx who applied the scientific method to the social sciences to be considered the apex of the scientific method, after which the descent of the method first began, then the degradation of the theory, and we must think that soon we will see the disintegration of the experimental science.

    Let’s hope that applied science will not be touched, since it now ensures the survival of the Humanity as such. Although for good reason, that’s why it will be strangled if the Black Project wins, because it was from the seemingly final victory of the Black Project that in 1992 the defeat of experimental and applied science in the United States had begun.

    The crisis of the scientific method will probably continue in the form of deepening the gap between science as a process of cognition of the laws of nature and science as a process of obtaining titles, grants and Nobel Prizes, that is, of scientific business.

    As a result, the public interest in science will fall, along with it the economic meaning of ranks, grants and Nobel Prizes will go away and businessmen from science will leave it, lying in ruins, after which the process of science restoration, increasing its prestige will begin, and when the Nobel prizes again become economically very attractive, businessmen from science will return to it and destroy it again.

    Although now they were not destroyed by science, they played the role of hired assassins who simply do what they are paid for.

    And in the interval between the two ups and downs, science and scientists will be financed privately, as Cardinal Jules Raymond Mazarin financed Descartes, and how Engels financed Marx.
    Although who knows, maybe this possibility will be stopped by the Black Project and the science financed by the state in some form will still be preserved.

    But precisely because I already have no illusions about getting ranks, grants and Nobel Prizes, I do not consider it necessary to be shy and not to be modest in the matter: the world-project theory and the political history of art are intended to create at least some way of understanding the reality given to us from recent times in not very pleasant sensations.

    Especially unpleasant for the people in England and the United States, who feel the onset of the World Revolutionary Situation and no less than the World Civil War, when NOT countries but World Projects will be fighting and drafting to the army, and now a lot of people in English-speaking countries gather under their banner supporters and create toward this goal all kinds of myths, rumors and other intellectualisms which replace Hegel and Marx’s science.

    And the most interesting is that journalists as people sensitive to vibrations of the Ether called “news” and accustomed to react to anything that can become a sensation in the noosphere, despite their own desire, create material for the correct picture of the world, if their lies are deciphered a little in accordance with artistic truth and easily calculated engagement of the media.

    In particular, they feel that the World Revolutionary Situation is of a religious nature, and the corresponding Revolution will be of the same nature, if it takes place, as well as the civil war it engenders.

    That’s why against the backdrop of all sorts of bills on sanctions, which this time most likely will not be accepted and signed, the popularity of Russia and Putin is growing in the United States, and the victory in the cold war causes less and less positive emotions in the English-speaking world.

    Some Americans even realized that the antagonistic contradiction between the “elite” of the US and Putin’s Russia is that the US elite wants to do what they think they did with the USSR, and Putin’s Russia is 1. is not the elite 2. she says in her military doctrine that if you (partners) try to do with Russia what you did with the USSR, then “you’ll be looking for your ass on the Moon”.

    They certainly mean the Russian promise to use nuclear weapons first, if any actions of the partners will create a danger for the Existence of the Russian state, and one of the jokes that I received from America, traveling on a bus between the coast and the Capital, says that the USSR forgot to warn West of this possibility in its military doctrine and as a result ceased to exist.

    It seems that this anecdote will soon be known to most Americans, the exception will be all sorts of liberal professors, artists, and jazz musicians who so believed in their elitism that they had a short circuit of the second signal system and its complete failure.

  44. janet August 18, 2018 at 1:14 pm #

    With Trump’s McCarthy-era tactics Trump has embarrassed us in the eyes of our children, humiliated us on the world stage and worst of all, divided us as a nation. His conduct has now risen to the level of impeachable offense.

    • Tate August 18, 2018 at 1:42 pm #

      You mean just now? I thought he had committed impeachable offenses since before he took the oath. I’m confused.

      • janet August 18, 2018 at 2:07 pm #

        Before taking the oath, which Trump has trampled and spit upon, Trump was not officially president and could not be impeached.

        • janet August 18, 2018 at 2:11 pm #

          Trump has enabled and praised Putin, whose Russian military satellites are now exhibiting strange behavior, as if preparing for an EMP over Kansas. Trump’s behavior qualifies as treasonous.

          • FincaInTheMountains August 18, 2018 at 5:53 pm #

            EMP over Kansas??!

            No, those are probably for turning off American ICBM early warning system and messing GPS guidance system of Trident missiles based on Ohio-class submarines, before showering US with 6,000 nuclear warheads.

          • Walter B August 19, 2018 at 4:54 am #

            Ah Finc, you must be one of those with a sharp mind that has not forgotten the ramming of the naval vessels in the Pacific….


            Good to see another that is wide awake.

  45. FincaInTheMountains August 18, 2018 at 2:09 pm #

    In theory, the Russian Orthodox Church would have to put forward its own World Project, since all three Western World Projects exploit the idea of the disintegration of mankind into superhumans and sub-humans, and this representation contradicts the mission of Christ – it becomes unclear to which part of humanity God himself was incarnated.

    And it must be said that before the 16th century she carried this cross – in any case in the Roman Empire and in Byzantium, the Church was the initiator of the abolition of slavery and its replacement by a Colonus – but after the victory of the church money-grabbers over non-grabbers, the Church withdrew from solving social problems.

    The Church became the victim of a Schism, which continues to this day.

  46. Tate August 18, 2018 at 3:10 pm #

    Clusterfuckers, I’m going to put it to you straight. You don’t push other folks off 60-foot high bridges without at least rubbing two brain cells together first to try & understand if there just might be a consequence or two lurking in the aftermath.

    Now there’s this incident in Washington state where just such a thing happened. Naturally, it was one 18-yo airhead slut pushing another 18-yo airhead slut off a 60-ft high bridge just because.

    Just because why? “Doh she really wanted to jump but I see now it wasn’t such a good idea.” The victim came out alive at least. With broken ribs & a punctured lung. Rule of thumb is if you fall over three times the human height, you can die.

    So these two formerly BFF bitches taking selfies of all the good times blowing chicken lip pouts at each other are now officially not speaking. Whocouldanode? And the one pusher bitch is facing charges.

    What we really need is for all the millenials to go to reeducation camps if they can’t pass a simple test of common sense, no exceptions for kids of the elite who have been admitted to Itchy league schools.

    I could probably come up with a simple multiple choice test of common sense with about 10 questions within a few minutes that would give a pretty good idea who goes to the camp. Most other commenters here probably could too. The test should be administered widely. Even millenial law school graduates of the top schools should have to take it.

    And then make their stupid-ass high-school, middle-school, & grade school teachers take the same test & send the ones who failed it to the same reeducation camps. There’s a good chance there would be a large proportion who graduated from gender studies and various other crap degree programs who would also have to go to the reeducation camps. The curricula could also work on their understanding of basic biological & social realities while they’re there.

    • Walter B August 18, 2018 at 6:39 pm #

      One of the things that those of us who choose to believe and that many choose to deny is that demonic possession was a common problem that was addressed by not only Jesus and His disciples, but by many who followed them. It is still addressed today, especially by the Catholic church. Nick Redfern wrote a great book on the subject titled “Final Events” a while ago. Demonic possession, for those of us that believe, would appear to be more prevalent today (I attribute a lot of it to CERN working on opening those portals) and though it is easily written off as bullshit, it certainly would explain why so many humans are losing it and murdering their friends and families, especially here in America where we have it all so easy and so good. Perhaps it is not so good.

    • tucsonspur August 18, 2018 at 7:04 pm #

      It’s really very simple. The pusher just couldn’t bridge the gap between mindful and moron. Talk about a “bridge over troubled waters”… she needs one – inside her head.

      So young and nubile with an adventurous style. Good she survived.

  47. janet August 18, 2018 at 7:36 pm #

    “demonic possession certainly would explain why so many humans are losing it and murdering their friends and families, especially here in America” –Walter B

    Walter B, the devil is doing a piss-poor job… if you want to insist in attributing homicidal family behavior to demonic possession.

    Research published less than a year ago shows there are three fatal family violence episodes per day. The USA population is 326,766,748 today.

    3 divided by 326,766,748 = ONE VERY LAZY ASS DEVIL!

    It is a number so mathematically tiny it has nine zeros in front of it.

    The devil is not doing anything to help the murder rate. We are doing it ourselves. But in your mind it is the devil, and your religious fantasies are doing all the work of demonizing whomever you want to demonize.


    PLoS One. 2017; 12(10): e0183466.
    Published online 2017 Oct 4. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0183466
    PMCID: PMC5627890
    PMID: 28976977
    Children bereaved by fatal intimate partner violence: A population-based study into demographics, family characteristics and homicide exposure

    • Walter B August 18, 2018 at 7:39 pm #

      Maybe it is the rotten white people, eh? What say we wipe them out for the children’s sake?

      • janet August 18, 2018 at 8:03 pm #

        Maybe it is the rotten white people, eh? What say we wipe them out for the children’s sake? –Walter B

        Walter B, has the devil gotten inside you? Wiping out rotten white people is a terrible idea. The answer was given by Jesus: love. Love God with all your heart, mind, and soul. Love your neighbor as yourself (regardless of skin color or religious affiliation). Love your enemies (even ISIS, al Qaeda, and fundamentalist religious extremists wherever they are). Love the undocumented immigrants living in our midst. Give them sanctuary. Give them citizenship. Give them the legal right to work and live in dignity. Give them love… because that is what Jesus commanded.

        Your suggestion to focus on one racial group and “wipe them out” is racist… and wrong… because no dominant racial group, however barbaric, is beyond redemption.

        • Walter B August 18, 2018 at 8:38 pm #

          No I would not want to see anything of the sort, I just wanted to see you say what you did. Thank you.

    • Walter B August 18, 2018 at 7:43 pm #

      Oh, yes and it is not religious, it is spiritual. There are many that deny the demonic, and the majority of those deniers are doing so because it is what they are instructed to do. The corrupt never call out corruption, they divert the attention of those they are corrupting.

      • GreenAlba August 19, 2018 at 9:45 am #

        “There are many that deny the demonic, and the majority of those deniers are doing so because it is what they are instructed to do. ”

        So, we already had gaslighting. Now we’ve got religious gaslighting. Anything a non-religious person says can be immediately discounted because Beelzebub made them say it. Neat. At least we give you credit for your own views. Entirely, in fact.

        Way back when, Walter, when people saw what we now know to be epilepsy, just as a ‘for instance’, they called it demonic possession. Because they didn’t know any better.

        Some people swear by Chinese ‘medicine’ because it’s been on the go for thousands of years. Just like old wives’ tales. And Ayatollah Something-or-Other thought floods were caused by gays.

        • malthuss August 19, 2018 at 5:02 pm #

          Some people swear by Chinese ‘medicine’ because it’s been on the go for thousands of years.–you think Acupuncture doesnt work?

          • San Jose August 19, 2018 at 6:19 pm #

            Acupuncture works for me. I go to a board certified M.D. who also has a degree in Chinese Medicine. I used to get sinus infections from time to time. With this doctor, he’d set poke me with 4-6 needles, then write a prescription for Zithromax with the instructions that if I wasn’t feeling a whole lot better in 24 hours, then go fill the prescription.

            I never had to fill the prescription.

            Jen in San Jose

          • GreenAlba August 20, 2018 at 7:44 am #

            malthuss and Jen

            I think acupuncture sometimes seems to work, which is a very different proposition from saying it works.

            One should not underestimate the power of the placebo effect – most people do.

            If acupuncture were proven to work and I needed pain relief, I’d use it without hesitation – what could be better than pain relief that doesn’t involve drugs washing through your kidneys (although that’s what your kidneys are for, so if they’re healthy they’ll wash away happily). Reviews (such as Cochrane) have consistently found the effectiveness of acupuncture to be completely inconsistent, which suggests it is not generally effective.

            In the UK, most people who use acupuncture avail themselves of private treatment – the NHS uses it very, very sparingly (and generally only for e.g. headache and migraine) because of the lack of evidence for its effectiveness.

            Our own Ben Goldacre (‘Bad Science’) is excellent on such topics. Here’s a short piece on pain/acupuncture, but also on not medicalising problems that aren’t 100% medical in the first place.


            Different populations have different views on these things. In France, homeopathy is very popular (although the French are more than a bit susceptible to hypochondria to begin with) despite being undiluted hogwash. Pun intended. Whereas it was finally removed from sanctioned NHS use years ago. If people want to use it, they’re welcome to go and pay for bottles of water ‘with a memory’ themselves. There will always be people willing to sell it to them and give them half an hour of ‘me time’ to go with it, which is what they’re actually paying for and the effects of that are documented.

            It’s even well known that when people call a doctor for something they’re acutely worried about and for which they want an urgent visit, many start to feel better the moment they’ve called the doctor. Such is human psychology.

            I read a historical account by a Chinese person once of practices under Mao. Because acupuncture was ‘Chinese’ and ‘Western medicine’ was condemned as ‘un-Chinese’, people were made to have surgical operations with nothing else but acupuncture for pain relief. It was horrific. Now it’s generally used in conjunction with other methods of pain relief, so by the time you remove the placebo effect (much greater than people generally believe) and the ‘additional’ pain relief, it’s very difficult to say anything definitive about what the acupuncture is doing.

  48. FincaInTheMountains August 18, 2018 at 7:52 pm #

    Should I be surprised that Putin accepts the Old Believers in the Kremlin and in the fight against Hillary Clinton, whom I heard about a lot of interesting rumors the day before yesterday, follows Donald Trump, who invited the Orthodox Hierarch for the blessing of the Republican Convention, and Athos monks fleeing the plans of the European Union to turn the Holy Mount into the Disney-like amusement park, move to New York state, not to Russian Ryazan region.

    And it turns out that my theory of colored projects in the absence of a Orthodox world project (and such a project can appear only in Russia in connection with the place it occupies in the world and in history) proves to be a very timely method of analysis, allowing to see in modern politics the same universals, the existence of which questioned William of Occam, inventing the very razor, the rust on which caused the crisis of the scientific method.

    Moreover, it is the theory of world colored projects that allows us to analyze the New York rumors so that we can see the key to the decoding of the media, and this is almost the only analysis that allows us to predict Donald Trump’s alliance with Vladimir Putin against Hillary Clinton and Dmitry Medvedev.

    World Civil War however!

    • FincaInTheMountains August 18, 2018 at 8:00 pm #


      Should the continuing insistence of EU to turn the Holy Mount Athos into the Disney amusement park warrant the introduction of Russian troops there, which probably will be greeted as liberators from the Germany oppression of the Orthodox Faith?

  49. Walter B August 18, 2018 at 9:13 pm #

    Surely it must be the end of times when Chicago Mayor, Rahm Emanuel talks about….

    ““a shortage of values about what is right and what is wrong” and points fingers at neighborhoods where people rarely come forward to out the ones pulling triggers. They don’t come forward because they’re scared and don’t trust the police, and a lot of that is on you, Mr. Mayor, because you’re running the show.”…

    Scary, eh?

  50. janet August 19, 2018 at 12:17 am #

    RIP Kofi Annan and Aretha Franklin. Through your work you left the world a better place.

    • malthuss August 19, 2018 at 5:04 pm #

      Ms Franklin was a mom at 13..odd for a preachers daughter.

  51. janet August 19, 2018 at 12:36 am #

    those are probably for turning off American ICBM early warning system and messing GPS guidance system of Trident missiles based on Ohio-class submarines, before showering US with 6,000 nuclear warheads. –finca

    Yes, finca, you are probably right. The Russian military says that two nuclear-capable strategic bombers have flown to the easternmost Chukotka Peninsula, near Alaska. The Russian Defense Ministry said that Tu-160 bombers flew about 7,000 kilometers (4,350 Miles) from their home base near Saratov in southwestern Russia to Anadyr, on Chukotka. The ministry said that Tu-95 strategic bombers and tanker planes were also sent. Russian bombers are now ready to be deployed to bomb the U.S, to shower the USA with 6,000 nuclear warheads.

    And what is Trump doing about it? Congratulating Putin? Telling the world what a great guy the billionaire kleptocrat Putin is?

    Trump is a traitor who is ignoring his oath of office by putting USA national security at risk, ignoring the Russian threat to bomb the USA with first-strike nuclear bombs. Trump seems to be OK with Russia showering the USA with 6,000 nuclear warheads, just as you say, finca. There will be no Trump counter-response because Trump loves Putin and Putin can do no wrong.

    • FincaInTheMountains August 19, 2018 at 8:07 am #

      The Constitutional-Zoological Crisis in the USA

      Trump argues that if someone comes up to the bear’s den and pokes it with a stick, then he should not expect butterflies to fly out from there. Moreover, he will have no one to blame except himself, if from the den in place of the butterflies a bear will crawl out and tear his head off.

      And your kind believes that if a bear crawls out of a bear’s lair after poking a stick there, it means that it was not poked hard enough, and if you poke it harder, the butterflies will still fly out.

      Our relationship with Russia is at an all-time & very dangerous low. You can thank Congress, the same people that can’t even give us HCare!

      • janet August 19, 2018 at 12:33 pm #

        You can thank Congress, the same people that can’t even give us HCare! –finca

        We have TrumpCare now because Trump worked hard to undermine ObamaCare and replace it with broken TrumpCare.

        Since HRC won the popular vote by three million voters, but was robbed of the presidency by the elitist electoral college, we will never have the superior HCare version.

        • Walter B August 19, 2018 at 6:35 pm #

          Please stop the bullshit about healthcare. If you want good healthcare you have to work for the government, at any level, local, county, state, federal. All other healthcare for regular people is shit and always will be. You are not fooling anyone.

    • FincaInTheMountains August 19, 2018 at 8:27 am #

      By the way, in conjunction with those Russian kamikaze satellites, I hope, Janet, that you have changed your mind regarding Trump-suggested US Space Force and no longer find it to be such a ridiculous and useless thing.

    • JohnAZ August 19, 2018 at 11:58 am #

      Spoken by an eloquent representative of the progressive liberal element of our society that thirty to fifty years ago called out the glory of USSR communism. The hypocrisy of the Dem turnaround re Russia is disgusting.

      Oh yeah. Every liberal in the US is condemning Putin and glorifying Brennan. Interesting as both of them are cut from the same cloth, both believe in the militance of their respective Deep States. Find out who is providing support for these two elements of the world, and my bet is that it is the same group. The same group supporting the traitorous liberal Democratic groups in this country. Look not for traitors in Trump’s group, look left, the element that wants the destruction of this country.

      • janet August 19, 2018 at 12:40 pm #

        both believe in the militance of their respective Deep States. –JohnAZ

        Trump is now the commander in chief of the armed forces and the deep state. L’état c’est moi, or in Trump’s language: “Only I can do it.”

        But he hasn’t done it. Trump hasn’t annihilate ISIS as he promised. Trump hasn’t built the wall as he promised, and Mexico has not paid for the completed wall, as he promised. Trump hasn’t brought down drug prices or provided everyone with cheaper and better health care as he promised.

        But he did get one legislative bill passed during his first two years in office to cut his own taxes and those of his billionaire friends. Their tax cuts are permanent. Your piddly tax cut, which was eaten up by higher prices of goods and services, your little tax cut goes away soon.

      • FincaInTheMountains August 19, 2018 at 12:57 pm #

        Every liberal in the US is condemning Putin and glorifying Brennan

        Ehhehe… not every, not anymore:

        Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Sunday that he thinks former CIA Director John Brennan’s rhetoric is becoming an issue “in and of itself.”

        John and his rhetoric have become an issue in and of itself, Clapper said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” John is subtle like a freight train and he’s gonna say what’s on his mind.…

  52. FincaInTheMountains August 19, 2018 at 9:03 am #

    Finca, July 17, 2017

    It seems that the nuclear disarmament of the Fourth Reich has just become more important than the nuclear disarmament of North Korea

    We’ve come too far to give up who we are. So let’s raise the bar and our cups to the stars

    These are the words of the song of the French band Daft Punk which received 10 Grammies in the US on the recommendation of the famous American musician George Clinton.

    And the fact that Macron asked it to be performed into Trump face means that France refused to cooperate with the Trump’s revolution, and Macron did not accept the proposals that Trump had made to him, when the young queer Macron almost crushed his hand, reminding Trump that he is no Rubio.

    And this means that Macron, brought to power in France by Junkers’ successor, is going to become the commander-in-chief of the EU nuclear forces with the prospect of replacing Merkel as head of the Fourth Reich.

    National Interest, August 17, 2018:

    Here’s How France and Germany Could Have a Joint Bomb

    Nuclear-armed Fourth Reich becoming a hard-core reality.

  53. FincaInTheMountains August 19, 2018 at 12:13 pm #

    Happy Holiday of Transfiguration of Jesus!

    • janet August 19, 2018 at 12:46 pm #

      Yaaay, Jesus!

      I like Jesus for his multicultural jive. Technically, Jesus was three-headed, a trinity really. Jesus was Black according to the Holy Bible… and Jewish… and an inspirational rabble rouser. Yaaay, Jesus!

  54. elysianfield August 19, 2018 at 1:35 pm #

    Well, ladies and germs,
    I have stumbled upon a site which, although I have merely scratched the surface of its content, shows itself to be a valuable reference…one that will not only reinforce our angst of future issues, and provide learned reference for all things existential, but can even provide for further issues as yet not discussed on our site.

    • K-Dog August 19, 2018 at 3:20 pm #

      It is on the top menu banner on my own page and has been there a very long time. Right before the Doomstead Diner. I just checked to make sure I had it and deleted a link while I checked. I was on a weird free speech kick when I made the page. I had a link-one-link-all philosophy that I no longer have. If I add a link I always try and take one away now. Doom for dummies almost got canned a while back because for a long time it was shorter and had no activity for a very long time. I’m glad I kept it now.

      • elysianfield August 19, 2018 at 7:34 pm #

        Sorry, but I have not checked out most of your menu banner…I have visited some, but missed this one….I like to spend my time on your site reading the foreign papers from exotic locals…like Siberia.

        Things I learned about Siberia…mostly white people live there, and they wear shoes!

        • K-Dog August 20, 2018 at 1:19 am #

          No biggie, it is a work of art worthy of a sixth grader. I added a link today and took two away. I’m more proud of taking two away than adding one.

          As to:

          Things I learned about Siberia…mostly white people live there, and they wear shoes!

          This is true!

          Sometimes not much else. 🙂

    • Epicur August 19, 2018 at 5:08 pm #

      I just glanced at it but there’s not a thing on her list:


      “7 major scourges of Doom (and why their adherents squabble over the scraps rather than accomplish anything useful together whatsoever).

      1. Peak Oil (rarely recognizes peak anything else, generally fixated on doomsteading)
      2. Ecosystem Collapse (an ecological perspective about pollution, whole systems destruction)
      3. Climate Change (yes, it’s real, it’s caused by humans, and it’s an existential threat)
      4. Overpopulation (no, the world doesn’t need your offspring because you’re “special”)
      5. Habitat Destruction (deforestation, mining, fracking, drilling, paving, etc)
      6. Economic – (includes debt Ponzi schemes and inequality, social justice issues)
      7. The death of the Oceans (from agricultural runoff, warming, overfishing and acidification)”


      …that won’t be cured by an old-fashioned population collapse. Like the Apocalypse Pollyanna in her cartoon implies, things will get better*.

      Humans can’t manage overpopulation in an orderly manner, but nature does not care if the process is orderly.

      *As long as there is no all-out nuclear war – this is not to say we won’t lose a few cities, world-wide.

  55. Tate August 19, 2018 at 1:42 pm #

    Millions of White Nationalists Gather in Streets, Offices Around Country to Normally Go about Day

    WASHINGTON—In a massive, simultaneous nationwide demonstration of support for white ethnic supremacy, millions of white nationalists gathered in streets and offices around the United States Monday to go about their normal routines. Proponents of the nativist movement that promotes the racial superiority and purity of whites were observed gathering en masse on public transportation, patronizing coffee shops, during elevator rides, dropping off their children at schools, and otherwise assembling peacefully in nearly every American community to take part in normal, but quietly racist, daily activities. Reports confirmed that the white supremacists could be seen marching shoulder to shoulder along the nation’s streets to conduct personal banking, drop off or pick up their dry cleaning, buy groceries, and even attend box-office smash hit Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again in the company of their white supremacist romantic interests. In a closely related story, beltway sources reported that throngs of the radical ethnic extremists had rushed up on the steps of the Capitol building, bypassing assembled security guards, in order to go to work.

    — the Onion

  56. volodya August 19, 2018 at 4:12 pm #


    Paraguay, it figures. Water finds its own level.

    As you say, good riddance.

  57. janet August 19, 2018 at 4:59 pm #

    the purchase by the Bush Crime Family of a large swath of Paraguay. Of all of the places to dump your (increasingly questionable) American Rupees. –SpeedyBB

    I have been to Paraguay. I doubt you or volodya have stepped foot in Paraguay. Perhaps you are unaware that Paraguay has the largest reserves of fresh water in the world, including under the “large swath” the Bushes bought? Perhaps Bush was not so stupid after all. Fresh water will be more valuable than oil in the near future.

    • malthuss August 19, 2018 at 5:05 pm #

      yes, Jeb? Bush helped privatize the water of the Everglades, according to what I read.

  58. malthuss August 19, 2018 at 5:07 pm #

    There is a Great B-I-G Beautiful Tomorrow

  59. sprawlcapital August 19, 2018 at 8:10 pm #

    Thanks, Ozone, for the excellent article about the Kagans. I am re-posting the link.

    The great silent majority lets stuff like this happen–endless wars for profit. I think USA stands for United States of Apathy.

  60. FincaInTheMountains August 19, 2018 at 9:05 pm #

    Bye-bye blackbird

    Yesterday I remembered a film that struck me many years ago in 1989, forcing me to believe that someday I could feel in America its very own.

    This is a very strange film based on real events, a movie about a milkman who meets in the desert Howard Hughes and he bequeaths him $150 million. It seems to me that this movie will make you feel the America that I found at the moment of its immersion into oblivion, but which, just like the Grad Kitezh – a legendary city beneath the waters of Lake Svetloyar – rose from the depths and dealt a serious blow to the Black Project of the West, electing its president Donald Trump.

    First years, making my way on Delta-88 through Clinton America, I sang a song from this movie, and just learned from Wikipedia that the events described in this film and this song are directly related to the Watergate scandal and the ascension of Hillary Clinton to top of the political Olympus.

    An Olympus prepared for almost the world dictator, from which she fell down before our eyes like all her predecessors, but especially resembling the Babylonian Whore, who, according to the famous book, is not a woman, but a city by the sea.

    • K-Dog August 19, 2018 at 9:31 pm #

      Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn.

      • FincaInTheMountains August 19, 2018 at 9:37 pm #

        Dog, have you suffered a – I hope partial and temporary – breakdown of your Second Signaling System?

        Second Signaling System. a qualitatively unique form of higher nervous activity peculiar to man; a system of speech signals (pronounceable, audible, and visible). This concept was set forth by I. P. Pavlov (1932) to define the fundamental differences in brain function between animals and man.

        • K-Dog August 20, 2018 at 12:56 am #

          The phrase – Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn – translates to, “In his house at R’lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.”

          • K-Dog August 20, 2018 at 12:57 am #

            Beneath the cold depths of the Pacific sea.

  61. FincaInTheMountains August 19, 2018 at 9:30 pm #

    I can say that all this cries of surprise in connection with the election of Trump – pure water hypocrisy. They all knew: and the fact that Trump is supported by an absolute majority of voters; and the fact that Hillary had seized power, having overthrown Obama; and the fact that she forges the results of the polls and is prepared to forge the results of the elections. And they are surprised that, despite this, she lost the election.

    And it can only be explained by the fact that on the night of the elections, when I peacefully slept with my hands on the keyboard, there was a counter-revolution in the USA and the power component of the Hillary Clinton coup d’état was liquidated, and her ability to forge the election results was substantially limited.

    In New York, where at a distance of one kilometer from each other there were two headquarters of lightning-fast, but not absolutely bloodless Civil War, as a result of which Trump came to power, and some day I will probably be able to guess what really happened this night in this city by the sea, which, as now becomes clear, is really described in the Apocalypse.

  62. janet August 19, 2018 at 11:16 pm #

    With his tweets about McGahn cooperating with Mueller, Mr. Trump is cooking his own goose. Trump’s coverup of criminal obstruction is coming undone. John Dean has personal experience in the same role.

    McGahn is “doing exactly the right thing, not merely to protect himself, but to protect his client. And his client is not Donald Trump; his client is the office of the president,” said Dean, who was White House counsel under Richard Nixon.

    Trump, in his tweets on Sunday, referred to Dean as a “rat.”

    Although Dean was part of the White House-led efforts under President Richard Nixon to cover up the crimes committed Watergate scandal, his decision to testify to Congress about it was crucial to exposing the affair and causing Nixon to resign from office 44 years ago.

    • FincaInTheMountains August 20, 2018 at 8:11 am #

      White House-led efforts under President Richard Nixon to cover up the crimes committed Watergate scandal

      You see how impossible it is to understand our current situation when we’re trying to build that understanding based not on the true history, but on the old propaganda.

  63. janet August 19, 2018 at 11:57 pm #

    Why is the blue wave coming? Because the deplorables don’t believe it is coming! Beautiful!

    Trump-MAGA loyalists, and their friends on Fox, who have reached a point of not believing polls and media people telling them things are going wrong. I hope they continue not believing in mainstream news.

    The president’s contempt for mainstream polling and the media will come back to haunt him in November. Trump’s fanciful “red wave” predictions could depress Republican turnout and, ironically, serve to make any blue wave even bigger. Beautiful!

  64. KesaAnna August 20, 2018 at 3:26 am #

    ” And their God is a jealous God, intolerant of other Americas and Americans who don’t share their Virtue Display Culture. They crushed the South once and by God they’ll crush all other Americas this time. ”

    Hmm , ” Americas” ( plural ) , not ” America ” ( singular ) .

    Could it be that I’m getting through ?

  65. KesaAnna August 20, 2018 at 3:45 am #

    ” Oh, look! It’s Little Ms Sunshine, come to brighten our day! How’s life at the bot center today, Lil’ J-Bot? ”

    sometimes the fatuous ridicule of Janet , like the fatuous ridicule of Janos , really annoys me.

    Very often this supposed bot merely states overtly and explicitly what many of you in fact believe , but do not have the integrity to put in concretes.

    For example , just yesterday she stated , cogently , eloquently , directly and unambiguously , the secular states real feelings regarding the separate and superior authority that the family represents.

    Not a word she said regarding their true feelings and true agenda was mis-stated or garbled.

    If I have heard it once , I have heard it a thousand times here in this blog , policies and dogmas pushed and endorsed by a great many which would lead directly and unavoidably to precisely what she describes.

    But it’s ” no , no, no , that’s not what we mean , that’s not what we want ! ”

    But yes, yes, yes, that’s exactly what you are arguing.

    Like Janos, she’s just more honest.


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