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I wish I had a time machine. I would teleport a small delegation of Ben Franklin, Tom Jefferson, and Button Gwinnett from their sweltering labors at Independence Hall — then known as the Pennsylvania state house — to a Drag Queen Story Hour hosted by Lil Miss Hot Mess (“The People’s Drag Queen”) reading from her best-selling book, The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish, Swish, Swish, to a roomful of six-year-old offspring birthed by America’s current Progressive ruling elite. Here, I would explain, is what it has come to.

Have today’s elites in our country, marinated in social justice and frantically signaling their goodness-and-virtue, gone perhaps a tad too far in their quest to liberate the populace from boundaries previously established for human behavior? It’s one thing, you know, to throw off the onerous yoke of a British King and his agents, with their vexing taxes, despotic harassments, abuses and usurpations. It’s perhaps another thing “empowering” children to bethink themselves monomaniacs of sexual confusion, years before they’re mentally equipped to devine the conundrums of sex. What, after all, is a “hot mess?”

Well, Google’s top search answer, from the Oxford Languages website, defines “hot mess” thusly: a person or thing that is spectacularly unsuccessful or disordered, especially one that is a source of peculiar fascination. Okay, I see: this metaphor signifies what the ruling elites would like our nation to become! And, more generally, western civ — that agglomeration of fusty creeds, shopworn traditions, oppressive laws, dubious virtues, and racist arts. Mission accomplished, then!

On July 4, 2022, America is a hot mess, but exactly!  Are we not now spectacularly unsuccessful and disordered — in body, mind, polity, culture, mores, convictions, and aspirations? What is functioning in America these days? Absolutely nuthin’, ugh, say it again, to quote a song lyric of my bygone youth, when our project in Vietnam had gone off the rails. Of course, that was then and this is now. Back then, say 1970, we were the exuberant avatar of Modernity and the rest of the world was still a little groggy from World War Two. In that America, a man could easily support a family, we never gave a thought to our oil supply, and the doctor would see you now.

This birthday of the republic we are on track to going medieval, or something that at least rhymes with it. I’m regretful as anyone to leave so much baggage behind, but frankly it’s been a long time since all the Fun, Fun, Fun was over and Daddy took the T-bird away. Daddy himself is gone, along with all representations of him. Donald Trump tried to play the role in a movie called The Years before Covid-19 but the critics savaged him. Anyone who dares to try to be Daddy in America now will be Me-tooed and J-Sixed to a fare-the-well, we’ve been warned. In your New World Order of Bill Gates and the Schwabenklaus’s Great Re-set, we are all expected to be a hot mess (so the exterminations can proceed without resistance).

I, for one, refuse to comply with all that insolent wickedness and urge you to join with me in making something decent, honorable, and workable in the vast salvage yard that America will be when we expel the degenerate maniacs who broke it to pieces. You do not have to be a hot mess. You can, for instance, be a man. Or, another instance, be a woman. These binaries of human reproduction can produce new humans. A man, a woman, and children will comprise a family, a good start in rebuilding the organism called a society.

The chief duty of men and women in this future will be doing everything possible to ensure that their children do not become hot messes. Their duties beyond that entail the search for purpose, meaning, and happiness, and building institutions to support those ends. We can start with the language we use amongst ourselves to make sense of who we are and where we are. Our language must have a rigorous correlation with reality, which makes it possible to determine what things are true and what are not true. The time will soon be at hand when it is possible to tell who is speaking the truth and who is not. A battle may ensue over this, and those on the side of the truth will prevail. Consider these propositions as you flip your burgers and hoist your malty brews today. Think of the men who gathered at Independence Hall two hundred and forty-six year ago and the trepidation they felt facing the unknown as they signed their names, pledged their fortunes, and committed their sacred honor to a great endeavor.

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  1. Armenio Pereira July 4, 2022 at 10:00 am #

    Happy fourth of July to all Americans – and to all rebels at heart – who still care.

    • JohnAZ July 4, 2022 at 10:52 am #

      Happy Fourth!!!!!!

      Reestablishment of the family unit as the building block of society is issue number one once the rascals are thrown out of Washington over the next few years.

      Today, all you CFNers, fight back against the liberals that lie and cheat. I mean your families and friends. Do not just kow tow to their elitist, BS ideas and perversions. Especially the kids, if we want the future to be more normal and less perverse, we need to get through to the future people.

      Another is the schools, again the kids. We need classical education to be paramount again. Learning about the past forms the picture of the present and the basis for the future. In JHKs words, we need our common culture back. How to get that? Teach the kids. the Left has had fifty years of manipulation of the education system to turn it into the cesspool it is now, it will take the same to reset it. Virginia is a good start.

      The next conservative swing in DC, if there is one, should eliminate the education department. The federal government has no business being in education. Its only desire is social engineering of this country and between you and me, I do not want those dunderheads in DC anywhere near my kids.

      • Walter B July 4, 2022 at 11:08 am #

        As far as elections and politics go John, I do believe that those in command now have enough power and control to assure that “elections” are totally in their power to control, alter, and override. Go to Greg Hunter’s “USA Watchdog.com” and watch Martin Armstrong’s interview, the man is amazing. Martin claims that from what he is seeing in his Socrates computer program and what he is hearing in the circles that he moves in, there will be another October surprise.

        That surprise is reported to be an executive order by Dopey Joe authorizing all of the people residing in America, whether they are documented or not to be able to vote and it will be put out close enough to the election to prevent the Supremes from blocking it.

        Now, I understand that we have all heard some crazy conspiracy theories in our day about cancelling elections and the like, but with Dopey Joe’s track record, starting on his very first day, this is clearly a possibility. The old idiot will do anything they tell him to do and that cannot be argued, can it?

        • hmuller July 4, 2022 at 11:37 am #

          In the scenario you describe i suspect the Biden gang’s goal is to insert so much confusion, chaos and dissension into the process that the election is not certified in half the places. Many states and localities would defy the federal order to let everyone vote. There are voter registration laws, after all!

          The election overall would be nullified and tossed out. There are laws on the books giving emergency powers to a President. Hitler showed the way such measures can be used to entrench a new order. Yes, then things get ugly.

          • justanotherguy July 5, 2022 at 9:45 am #

            several (many) of us have taken it as read the elections, after the fraud of 2020, no longer participate.

            the number of people who lecture me, even from our side, is pretty surprising.

            its like voting has become the means of pushing back panic, the little ocd talisman that will keep the illusion lit for a while longer.

            i still love america, and will be here for the rebuild when the time comes. i have to admit watching this slow motion train wreak has been soul crushing. i have returned to mass, and our parish has never, in my recollection, been so full, every week. lots of young families.

            in spite of the voting thing, i observe that many people understand what’s happening, even if unconsciously.

            happy independence day everyone.

          • Wizard of the Saddle July 6, 2022 at 9:47 am #

            Let the old goat try it: The response from Sane America will be a resolute order to “Lock & Load.”

            Perhaps the SCOTUS senses this danger of the Biden Regime making a dash for dictatorship to avoid being obliterated at the polls? Could this explain the sudden swift and hard move to the Right on recently decided cases – especially those involving gun rights and limits on federal power?

            Thomas, Alito, Gorsuch, Barrett, Kavanaugh….and even occasionally, Roberts….seem to have gotten the memo. “IN CASE OF TYRANNY, BREAK GLASS AND MOVE HARD TO THE RIGHT.”

            Normalcy bias tells me that this fear is likely to prove to have been overblown, but my paranoid side tells me that the 2020 Election Steal was merely the Fat Lady warming up for her final solo.

            And so I continue to prepare to survive the worst that may come. All of y’all should too. If The Corpse goes full Bonaparte on us, then we should all look to our state governments to resist. Every able bodied man is a part of his state’s militia. Make yourself ready to fulfill this constitutional role if your state has good leadership and understands its duty to interpose the power of the state government between their citizens and an abusive federal behemoth gone rogue.

            Thomas Jefferson laid the groundwork for all of this back in 1798 with the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions.

        • CrusherMuldoon July 4, 2022 at 11:43 am #

          If that actually happens it’ll be time to make “Insurrection Day” look like a Sunday school picnic-who’s with me?

          • benr July 4, 2022 at 6:55 pm #

            Another internet tough guy.

            Federal alphabet soup looking for a stooge.

          • JamesNix July 5, 2022 at 6:02 am #

            wow – i really like the reply to this “guy”. Thank You benr.

          • Night Owl July 5, 2022 at 7:02 am #

            Ray Epps, is that you?

          • justanotherguy July 5, 2022 at 11:16 am #

            fedpoasting

        • neurodoc July 4, 2022 at 12:31 pm #

          Something that is almost completely out of US Corp’s MSM is what’s happening with Russia and Ukraine. The Donbas/Luhansk regions have been secured by Russian forces but now zelensky and his nazis are firing long range weapons, that the biden show gave them, into Russian border cities, despite their ‘promises’ not to. And, the NATO country, Lithuania, continues to block Russian access to Kaliningrad. And, Uke is firing rockets into Belarus. All of this is setting up to invoke article 5, which means all out war between NATO (think US COrp) and the Russian alliance. Just in time to have a reason to cancel elections.
          And to add to the stew, Saudi, Argentina, and Indonesia have all applied to become part of the BRICs financial system.
          The only thing we have to celebrate today is our history.

          • Paula D July 4, 2022 at 1:41 pm #

            Damn straight there will be no elections after the US provokes Russia into WW3. Nuclear war will interfere with the election process.
            There is also the island of Svalbard which has a Russian population and a century-old treaty protecting them, but which Norway is now blockading. We know damn well whose orders they are following.

        • Nigel Tufnel July 4, 2022 at 12:35 pm #

          Check out usawatchdog dot com
          Greg’s interview with Dr. David Martin, titled “700 Million Worldwide Will Die from CV19 Vax by 2028 – Dr. David Martin”.

          Amazing that the concept of a great culling has moved from fringe conspiracy to out in the open within a short period of time.

          • hmuller July 4, 2022 at 2:39 pm #

            Greg Hunter has a lot of good material, I urge everyone to check out his website (which is free of YouTube and the other social media Orwellian censorship.)
            Regarding the vaccines, I see the local TV MSM still pushing parents to get their children poisoned. After all the data that has come out by now, this is truly a crime against humanity. Trials and gallows for the reporters and their news directors. Just following orders, my ass!

          • Walter B July 4, 2022 at 3:25 pm #

            That is because it was never a conspiracy, it was always the plan, and our thanks goes out to people like Greg Hunter and our own dear host James Fitzgerald Kunstler, my new JFK for sure – a leader of character!. Thank you Jim, thank you.

          • justanotherguy July 5, 2022 at 9:48 am #

            greg is great – that gent saw the corruption at cnn build from the inside.

            one thing i wish i could convince some of his guests though, is that getting a clot shot and turning into a walking wifi station is utter bulls*it.

          • Hits Keep Coming July 5, 2022 at 7:15 pm #

            I quit watching Greg Hunter’s website after it became apparent–that his he puts his own agenda or worldview–first and foremost. For a supposed professional journalist to demean and often cut off his own guests one has to wonder if Hunter didn’t graduate from the Groucho Marx’s school of communications? If this isn’t case, why do you no longer see Dave Janda or Greg Mannarino among this MSM retread’s headliners). Personally, I like hearing the truth from sources allowed to speak their minds.

          • Amman July 8, 2022 at 4:50 am #

            If so, one Adolf Hitler has the last laugh.

        • Bilejones July 4, 2022 at 3:42 pm #

          I tried posting a link but that seems to be verboten in these here parts. Try a search- I hope you do not give money and information to google for.

          “Several NYC Election Sites Had ‘No Republican Ballots’ During Last Week’s Primary”

          This is the future now and until the next revolution (See Zman’s Taki lead today.

          • benr July 4, 2022 at 6:56 pm #

            Just drop the h.t.t.p.s:// but include the rest of the url.

      • pyrrhus July 4, 2022 at 11:50 pm #

        The Federal Government’s business in public education is to wreck it, while pushing the current insane narrative..No transgender propaganda? No school lunches for you!

        • Blackbird July 5, 2022 at 12:47 pm #

          The Federal Government’s business is to destroy all public endeavors, and replace them with worthless (to the “customer”), profit-making (for those already wealthy beyond belief) endeavors.

      • hortonz July 5, 2022 at 1:28 am #

        The Canadian province of Alberta has been talking about putting up a “firewall” between Edmonton and Ottawa as a way of thwarting our own Party of Chaos, the Liberals, for years. I think it’s a great way for the individual states to let Washington know they can’t just put their nose into everybody’s business . To put it into plain English, a “firewall” is a group of laws that allow provincial governments to ignore federal law when they think it adversely affects their citizens. Heck, with the ultra-nationalist and chauvinist government of Quebec continuing to hold the entire country hostage to its’ unreasonable demands, and Trudeau acquiescing like the pathetic despot he is, while trying to force legislation through parliament that eliminates freedom of speech online and using the national security apparatus to spy on its’ own citizens private phone conversations, the only way to effectively fight back against the bullies in the Biden and Trudeau administrations is to put them on notice that they are not the all-powerful beings they think they are.

        • justanotherguy July 5, 2022 at 11:41 am #

          do western canadians really see turdeau as an ultra nationalist? with what i’ve seen down here, the consensus is that he is a wef globalist stooge.

          admire the firewall action very much, good to here of rejection of the agenda at higher levels of govt.

      • Woodchuck July 5, 2022 at 10:53 am #

        My grandson was fortunate to have never spent as much as one second in any public schools. His parents “home-schooled” him in the back sections of some retail stores they owned. He completed all his lessons in less than half the time taken by his public schooled peers. At age nine after his schoolwork was done he would go out on the sales floor and help customers and even ring up sales. He ended up being able to act and speak like an adult at a very early age. He just picked it up naturally copying how his parents interacted with customers. The more he sold the larger his allowance became. Sales training was part of his education and he seemed to enjoy doing it. His early education included on the job experience in real time in the real world with real adults in front of him. That’s the type of education money can’t buy – and government can’t produce.

        • justanotherguy July 5, 2022 at 11:18 am #

          wish we could make experience like that more widespread.

          won’t happen until the teacher’s unions get their asses kicked.

      • Woodchuck July 5, 2022 at 11:27 am #

        Yes, get the government out of education. Well, maybe not in *every* situation. I can think of one famous person who had an extremely good experience in gov’t sponsored education. And it was all accomplished without a single PhD in education being involved in it. I write about Admiral Farragut. He uttered the famous quote “Damn the torpedoes – full speed ahead!” He was born not far from Knoxville TN, and his dad was running riverboats down the Tennessee River and on over to and down the Mississippi. The boy was living on a riverboat, right there with his dad. At age nine Farragut joined the US Navy. At age 12 he held the rank of captain, and his first job was in sailing captured British warships back to port, freeing up other captains for combat duty. It seems the Navy taught the boy all the readin’, writin’, and cipherin’ he needed to know in order to navigate and keep a ship’s logbook. Think about what the average 9 year old boy is like today – and throw him into the Navy and see how it goes……..

    • draupnir July 4, 2022 at 11:41 am #

      The 4th of July seems to be quite muted this year. Even during the Covid lockdowns there were ffireworks going off all weekend in my neighborhood. This year I’ve only heard a pop or two. Perhaps such fripperies have had to be eliminated due to budget constraints. Even the weather has conspired to spoil it. It’s coll and overcast and raining intermittantly. Even the backyard barbeques won’t be much fun.

      • JohnAZ July 4, 2022 at 11:49 am #

        China makes the fireworks. Nuff said?

      • Paula D July 4, 2022 at 12:13 pm #

        During the covid lockdown people in cities all over the county reported weeks of fireworks going off for hours every night.
        That was not normal but it was not reported on by the self-identified ”legitimate” media, nor investigated in any of the cities.
        Fireworks usually start at dark and go on for a couple of hours, but people in Brooklyn, Detroit, San Francisco, San Jose and other cities said that they were hearing explosions until 3 or 4 in the morning.
        Again, this went on for weeks.
        What was that? Why was it done?
        Fireworks terrorize animals and a lot of people, but even people who usually aren’t bothered were bothered by that. I had a friend in Manhattan who slept in the closet with her dog every night to try to escape the noise.
        Most of the places terrorized have anti-fireworks laws and that was during the lockdown, so where did they come from and who paid for them?
        It was like the bricks that appeared pre-riot in certain cities.

        • draupnir July 4, 2022 at 12:37 pm #

          I was unaware of that, Paula. I live in the suburbs, and some people set off their own here. It never goes into the early hours.

          • Paula D July 4, 2022 at 1:46 pm #

            Yes, here also. It seemed to be only the big cities.

        • MaryQueen July 4, 2022 at 1:16 pm #

          And as we’ve discussed, the sirens. Some of us compared our experience with hearing lots of sirens. Ambulances driving around with their sirens on but no one inside.

          There was definitely a plan to instill terror, and yeah, why was it done? The only answer I got is to scare us into compliance with all that was coming.

          It worked out pretty well for the WEF puppets. People complied.

        • Cactus Girl July 4, 2022 at 1:18 pm #

          @Paula D: YES! It was horrible! It went on for months. All night long, every night. Just as it would end, and I’d finally fall asleep, it would start up again at 2-3am. And they closed a lot of the streets to traffic (whose brilliant idea was _that?_ ) so they were blowing them off in the middle of the road. One night, they set a huge one off in the street right below my window. It was so loud, I screamed and screamed, and then burst into tears. I was actually shaking. All the neighbors rushed outside at 1 am and were furious. The cops didn’t want to come out, but they got so many calls, they finally did. It stopped for a while after that. They knew who it was. Homeless guy being housed in the motel across the street.

          My poor, wonderful, sweet old dog, who I just lost to cancer 2 weeks ago, was absolutely terrified. He had PTSD well into the winter. Every night, when it got dark, he’d start pacing and being restless. I had to put him in the bathroom with the noisy fan on; it was the only thing that soothed him. Then it would quiet down, and he’d scratch on the door to come out. Then it would start up again. It was fucking Hell on Earth. In a way, I’m glad he passed before the 4th. At least he didn’t have to go thru another year of that.

          And yeah, it’s definitely been more subdued this year. We’ll see how it is tonight.

          • Paula D July 4, 2022 at 1:46 pm #

            I’m sorry about your dog. Yes, it is SO hard on dogs and other animals, but that year it drove people crazy also.
            It only happened in cities as far as I could tell.
            I did an unscientific poll on Facebook and people from cities all over the country reported it was happening there. Weirdly enough, not Seattle, although there were riots already going on there.
            Where did a homeless guy get the money to pay for all that and where did he get them?
            I forgot about the sirens, Mary, but yeah. It was a definite campaign of terror.

          • Paula D July 4, 2022 at 1:49 pm #

            What city do you live in, Cactus Girl?

          • MaryQueen July 4, 2022 at 4:32 pm #

            We had M80s going off, setting off car alarms. Cops did nothing.

            Like you, I dashed outside one night at 2 a.m. to see what I could see, nothing. No laughing kids, no commotion, just relentless setting off of what sounded like bombs.

          • Cactus Girl July 4, 2022 at 4:48 pm #

            @Paula: Frisco, near the beach. It’s always been bad out here. Some years, the smoke was so bad it set off the building smoke alarm. But last year was above and beyond. I actually lost a friend because he said I complained about it too much.

          • Cactus Girl July 4, 2022 at 4:50 pm #

            @MaryQ: Same here: bombs. The car alarms go off all night long from the fireworks, and all day long from motorcycles and cars. Gas is way over $6/gal, but they still cruise around.

          • Woodchuck July 5, 2022 at 9:44 am #

            Fireworks cost money. Once the nation is experiencing not your ordinary everyday poverty, but what’s called “grinding poverty” – people will be using what little money they have for things like shoes, clothing, and food. There will be no money available or left to buy fireworks.

          • Paula D July 5, 2022 at 11:30 am #

            Woodchuck- no one then had money to buy fireworks either, especially the volume needed to blow them off for hours every night, for weeks and months.
            Plus, as I said, they are illegal in the cities they were blown off in and this was during the lockdown.
            They had to have been provided to them.

          • MaryQueen July 5, 2022 at 11:40 pm #

            Oh wow, CG. I was also on the SF peninsula then. So you also experienced what I did, and worse.

            Isn’t it amazing that we remember it, and noticed it, when so many (most) were oblivious?

          • Paula D July 6, 2022 at 3:08 pm #

            I don’t think that the people in the cities being subjected to it were oblivious. The reason I took the poll was that people in various cities were complaining about it.
            But I think that each person thought it was only in their neighborhood.
            It wasn’t. It was widespread, across the entire country, but only in the cities as far as I could tell.
            The self-identified ”legitimate” media didn’t cover it, so most people didn’t know what was happening. If a tree falls in the forest and all.
            It’s like the vax deaths going on now. People that get their news from the ”legit” media have no idea of the death toll.

  2. drhooves July 4, 2022 at 10:04 am #

    A comparison between the values of those in 1776 vs. today brings a tear to the eye.

    The “swish, swish” sound you hear is the Republic swirling down the drain.

    • Penelope Dreadful July 4, 2022 at 11:12 am #

      I don’t think Democracy works in America. I am sad to say it, but at least half of the country is 100% nutz.

      • elysianfield July 4, 2022 at 11:16 am #

        Penelope,
        The sad little truth is that Democracy, in it’s mature form, doesen’t work anywhere…the seeds of it’s destruction are baked in.

        Human nature.

        • Penelope Dreadful July 4, 2022 at 11:23 am #

          I am afraid that you are right.

          • cbeard July 4, 2022 at 11:45 am #

            Agreed, that democracy isn’t working. At least the way it is practiced today. A total lack of common sense and a double dose of total corruption is the order of the day. What to do. revolution, benevolent dictator, I don’t know. A new nationalist 3rd party is my main choice of the way to go. No former dem or rep need apply. If a politician doesn’t vote or govern as expected, then immediately remove them from office by whatever means necessary.

          • JohnAZ July 4, 2022 at 11:52 am #

            Democracy does not work. The FF knew that. That is why we are a republic.

            Democracy leads to dictatorship as a small group or one man has always been able to whip up the troops.

            Our Constitution works because it blocks the power avenues that Democracy encourages.

          • Jarek July 4, 2022 at 12:04 pm #

            Obviously most people shouldn’t be voting since most people aren’t qualified – and that is true even in a healthy population what to speak of ours.

          • JohnAZ July 4, 2022 at 12:09 pm #

            Jarek

            You may be right. Should we have a certain level of civics training that must be done before voting is allowed?

            Ignorant voting breeds gimmes.

          • JohnAZ July 4, 2022 at 12:10 pm #

            Which is why the Dems want as many ignorant voters as possible.

          • Jarek July 4, 2022 at 12:42 pm #

            That’s pretty minimal. The standards for full citizenship should be much higher, including service to the state.

            You’re against public works projects, remember? That’s synonymous with being against the nation as a concept, and that means being against the United States since it is a nation.

          • Not_GeorgeT July 4, 2022 at 3:22 pm #

            A legal immigrant seeking citizenship goes through a lengthy process including a lot of what goes under the label ‘civics.’

            Then they take a test.

            I’ll offer these new citizens know more about the country they chose, and how it is supposed to function, than many of the people born here.

          • Blackbird July 5, 2022 at 1:03 pm #

            Almost everyone with whom I discuss the subject wants a “benevolent dictator”. However, every damned one of them imagines this dictator differently. (And none can cite an example of a “benevolent dictator” from history.) What they really mean is, “I want someone in charge who will do things my way without question or opposition. Ultimately, not “benevolent” at all.

      • neurodoc July 4, 2022 at 1:00 pm #

        When I talk with my millennial daughter’s friends, I am always shocked that, despite all graduating from top 20/30 universities, they know little to nothing of their history. They have only a vague concept of the founding fathers and are obsessed with some of them owning slaves (as if that completely negates all of their accomplishments). They have no idea who Gershwin was; they no nothing of the history of Western art. And, the history they know is focused on how Western MAN oppressed the native peoples.

        I’m not a big fan of JRNyquist’s theories, but I am starting to believe that the goals of the COMINTERN, i.e. taking us from within, have almost been accomplished. Mostly only boomers seem to understand this and most of us are within a decade or so of our next incarnation, and pose no threat.

        • elysianfield July 4, 2022 at 1:29 pm #

          NDoc,

          Gershwin…he was they guy that wrote that thing….

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiYxLKWVfR8

        • BackRowHeckler July 4, 2022 at 1:29 pm #

          Racism, Slavery, White Supremacy, Environmental Crimes — Doc, when it comes to history, what more do you need to know.

          A new law came into effect this year mandating Asian history be taught in public schools; something tells me Mongol Hordes, the Rape of Nanking, Japanese Medical Experiments on POWs, famine in NKorea, Pol Pots terror in Cambodia etc. will be skipped over.

          • SW July 4, 2022 at 2:20 pm #

            @BRH — what will be covered is how the Chinese were imported, used to build the railroad then denied citizenship, all of which is true but, it’s not all of the truth as you correctly pointed out.

          • neurodoc July 4, 2022 at 5:06 pm #

            When I was in undergrad college in the early 70’s, a liberal arts education meant ‘learning to learn’ in a well rounded set of 1-2yrs courses in history, english, math, foreign language, art, music, ie humanities; followed by a major in an area of interest. Now it seems to mean indoctrination into a politically liberal communist point of view with a focus on hatred of one’s parent culture. Somebody took the word liberal way too literally.

        • SW July 4, 2022 at 2:18 pm #

          @neurodoc — I saw brief segment on the news one night about 10 years ago where a reporter went to Texas Tech campus with three questions:

          Who was the President during the Civil War?

          Approximately, when did it start?

          What was the Emancipation Proclamation?

          Only one Asian student knew the answer to one of the questions — Lincoln was the President. He reported of the 20 students asked at random, this was it. It’s hopeless.

          • neurodoc July 4, 2022 at 3:33 pm #

            Given that was 10 yrs ago, imagine how bad it is today. The COMINTERN has surely been at work, as they said they would, converting a whole generation to their point of view. i.e. America bad, military bad, no authority can be trusted X them.

      • Woodchuck July 5, 2022 at 9:53 am #

        It doesn’t work anywhere. The average lifespan of a republic is around 250 years. If we are an average nation, and there’s no reason to believe we are not, we’re alread bumping into into our expiration date. According to history and statistics, humans aren’t capable of voting in responsible and capable leaders for the long haul. Instead, what happens is the psychopaths always float up to the top levels of governmental power and the country/empire fades away or collapses. An elected leadership is just renting the country for a short period of time so they can conduct looting operations. A monarchy, on the other hand, *owns* the country, they aren’t leasing it. And a monarchy naturally takes good care of what it owns, it has an incentive to pass down a healty and prosperous country to the hiers. An elected government could care less. It’s not their country.

  3. RaymondR July 4, 2022 at 10:06 am #

    Thanks JHK and a Happy 4th of July to all my American friends. I will continue to pray for my American neighbours not just out of self interest, madness in your country always seeps out, but also out of simple decency. Americans deserve better than they are getting from their leaders and certainly merit the prayers of their friends outside the USA

    • steppingup July 4, 2022 at 10:33 am #

      Sorry to say it, but we are getting exactly what we deserve. I had no kids myself, but if I did, I would be spending the rest of my life in prison, because I personally would have killed the drag queer that tried to teach my 6 yr old to become one too. Then the principle and teacher who allowed it to happen. Ya, rest of my life in prison, and proud of it. If a few people did that, how many drag queer hours would we be having now, you think……

      • benr July 4, 2022 at 10:57 am #

        I don’t find this to be worthy of violence just as a teaching moment.
        Take your child aside and ask them if they think it’s normal for a man to pretend to be an ugly woman.
        Then ask them why they think people do this bizarre kind of stuff.
        Then explain to them the concept of mental illness.

        Now if they touch the kid’s different story.

        • CrusherMuldoon July 4, 2022 at 11:50 am #

          AT BENR

          And by doing this, you complete the cycle of being a “buddy” instead of a parent. A lot of problems we face in America today is because of parents using “teaching moments” as discipline. Look what you wrote: “Take your child aside and ask them if they think it’s normal for a man to be an ugly woman” Then of course there’s the rest of the garbage you wrote” Yeah, every 6-year-old has the experience and emotional/mental maturity to piece together the bullshit you’re slinging at him’her . You’re pathetic`

          • JohnAZ July 4, 2022 at 11:56 am #

            Crusher

            Narcissism breeds when children are idolized and are never told NO. Parents are no idolizers, they are not friends, they are coaches and their job is to raise good adults. America has forgotten how to do this, how to say,

            NO.

          • Bilejones July 4, 2022 at 3:50 pm #

            Agree

          • benr July 4, 2022 at 6:24 pm #

            That is called communication and it is the most essential thing you can do with your children even as adults!
            Get them to talk to you and correct them before you have to take more extreme measure and most of all make sure they know they can come to you with questions, and you will answer them honestly and rationally.

            I can’t tell you how many times simply talking to my daughter clued me into stuff our friends never knew their kids were up to.

            As far as pathetic goes everyone has an opinion.

            I raised a healthy adult I suspect if you had kids they are not doing so well.

          • Blackbird July 5, 2022 at 1:11 pm #

            I agree with benr. If your child is old enough to ask a question, (or is forced into a situation which calls for questioning) that child is old enough to receive an honest answer. Teach reason, by example, from the earliest opportunity.

      • Druuge July 4, 2022 at 11:16 am #

        Wouldn’t a garden hose be just as effective, less violent, and funnier?

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 4, 2022 at 12:41 pm #

          Must admit, I like it. Much less jail time, too.

          The ol’ fashioned public pillory, updated.

      • cbeard July 4, 2022 at 11:48 am #

        If enough people did the same, then you wouldn’t have to worry about prison. The people abusing their power should be headed to jail or the gallows.

        • Sam S July 4, 2022 at 8:57 pm #

          Still time for that.

      • Suburban_elk July 5, 2022 at 9:56 am #

        Sorry to say it, but we are getting exactly what we deserve.

        I agree with this cynicism. A nation that allows 120 MILLION of its boys, to be tied down and their genitals ripped out [no sic on “ripped out” – the glans at birth is an internal organ] for the crime of being born, is no nation at all.

        Trans story hour is but a pleasant distraction, next to that ordeal.

  4. MiddlePeninsula July 4, 2022 at 10:06 am #

    All this confusion on gender will be history once folks are struggling to supply some basic daily calories. Jo-Jo Biden is doing his part in this effort by limiting fossil fuels and stroking inflation. Way to go, man.

    • Walter B July 4, 2022 at 10:35 am #

      Is it not sad, yet so appropriate that in this time of total confusion and anger, the cherry on top of the Shit Shake that is America is a brain dead, confused and angry old man? Karma has a sense of humor apparently.

      • TaxDonkey July 5, 2022 at 10:58 am #

        yup, I wonder how many people see the irony. FJB is the perfect figurehead for what used to be the USA

    • shotho July 4, 2022 at 10:58 am #

      I agree that, when the financial system and economy contract to the point of hunger and heat for ordinary people, changes will happen. Some say that this disorder is planned and that the changes are willed by elites, but that is hard to believe. What is the incentive for elites to destroy the very systems they need to continue their control?

      • Walter B July 4, 2022 at 11:14 am #

        Because the elites will always have electricity and all of the comforts they want, tucked away in their palatial estates on private islands and isolated countries, surrounded by clowns with Uzi’s and sunglasses that protect them. They have been stockpiling all of the amenities that will need and funding it all with the trillions that skimmed off of foreign aid and “midnight withdrawals” by the central bankers.

        When the systems collapse or are shut off, Americans will turn on their neighbors and the thugs and gangs will finish the job that the vaccines did not complete.

        • elysianfield July 4, 2022 at 11:22 am #

          Walter,
          I generally agree with your assessment, but the correct answer was not the one you presented. The incentive that the elites embrace is the concept that it would be best for humanity if their ideas were brought to fruition. Hitler thought so. PolPot thought so, Uncle Mao thought so. Stalin…well, who the hell knows what Stalin was thinking….

          Utopians are hand have been the greatest destroyers of humanity throughout recorded history.

          • hmuller July 4, 2022 at 11:46 am #

            It is a malformed and immature ego that demands everyone ‘to do as I say’. The woke crowd exudes the mindset of really bratty, spoiled children who won’t listen to reason.

        • cbeard July 4, 2022 at 11:53 am #

          Yes, stupid people turning against one another and not working together could be our downfall. Concerning the elites and their forces. There are more of us than them and we have Uzi’s too.

  5. Miss Demeanor July 4, 2022 at 10:08 am #

    As promised-I am re-reading the Long Emergency and finding it more prescient and alarming that it was in 2005. We are witnessing the end of the oil supply. It will be blamed on any world figure that needs to be demonized at the moment however the real blame belongs to the people that used the most oil in the last 150 years.

    • JohnAZ July 4, 2022 at 11:05 am #

      The Long Emergency was optimistic. JHK stated that the shortages we are experiencing right now would be happening towards the end of the century.

      JAZ– I most certainly did NOT say that. — JHK

      His main concern was Peak Oil at the time and its effects. Since then the manufacturing debacle, and the water shortages that are rapidly approaching, plus the destruction that two periods of inflation have done has accelerated his time scale.

      The killer that approacheth is the AGW New World Order. Our government and Europe have signed up to the GND program even though it is going to hurt every one. The problem is, they have no new technology to take the place of oil. The current Green solutions are an abysmal joke. If they replace 10 more percent of oil, it will be a surprise. Then what?

      After you finish TLE, I would suggest you watch on you tube.

      “Prophets of Doom” a History Channel production. Four guys discussing the future. JHK is one of them.

      • GreenAlba July 4, 2022 at 11:43 am #

        “JHK stated that the shortages we are experiencing right now would be happening towards the end of the century.”

        Many of the shortages just now are engineered, though, regardless of what is baked in for the future.

        • GreenAlba July 4, 2022 at 11:45 am #

          Happy fourth, BTW, from the colonialist side of the pond. 🙂

          I saw a cartoon on UKC News today (meant with good humour) which was of George III saying ‘How do you like your taxes now?’

          • hmuller July 4, 2022 at 11:50 am #

            As I recall George the Third had a problem with dementia. Oh my, how things have come full circle.

          • JohnAZ July 4, 2022 at 11:58 am #

            Ha, just like Biden.

            You are going to pay higher gas prices and like it.

          • MaryQueen July 4, 2022 at 1:11 pm #

            Funny stuff, G.A.

        • JohnAZ July 4, 2022 at 12:18 pm #

          GA

          Are they? Biden is going to Saudi Arabia to beg them to send us oil.

          The Saudis will deny him. Two reasons.

          They do not need the US any more, their markets are trans Asian now.

          The Biden crowd have been clobbering the Crown Prince for awhile. Middle Eastern memories are long.

          Russia and the Middle East are both turning their attention to China and India for markets. The silk road is the way it will be facilitated.

          The US better get its act together before Russo China shuts us down hard.

          • JohnAZ July 4, 2022 at 12:21 pm #

            Engineered yes, but resource availability is looming larger and larger. I hope Boris can start inventing oil and gas sources for you folks.

        • Night Owl July 4, 2022 at 5:58 pm #

          Exactly.

        • benr July 4, 2022 at 6:26 pm #

          Artificial scarcity.

      • Freddie July 4, 2022 at 12:00 pm #

        I have a copy of that “Prophets of Doom”!
        Good discussion.
        Inerestingly, looking at it now with the benefit of hindsight, the threat posed by AI and cyber methods of social control were grossly under appreciated.

      • Bilejones July 4, 2022 at 3:54 pm #

        It’s fairly obvious by now that the goal is The Great Reset brought to you by the Four Horsemen of the Apocolypse: War,Pestilence,Famine,Death.

      • JohnAZ July 4, 2022 at 4:39 pm #

        I stand corrected. I mis spoke about the connection between the time of how long oil is going last and the shortages now, and JHKs statements on both.

        My intention was true though. BPs estimate that if we continue to use oil at our today rate it will last 53 years, ie 2075. Natural gas ten years longer. Others say as soon as 2050. Oil usage has to slow down as the price rises and adjustment happens, so oil may last until the end of the century. ALL oil.

        Apology to JHK, I thought I had read that prediction from either TLE or Too Much Magic. I will restate and say that BP is the optimist.

        I do think that what we are witnessing today is much sooner than any of the prophets figured.

        • wokethis July 4, 2022 at 11:22 pm #

          Are we doing the “peak oil” thing again? Spare me, please.

    • messianicdruid July 4, 2022 at 11:11 am #

      What amazes me is the desire for some people to still run for office pretending to know how to fix this stuff. Morons.

    • Billy Hill July 4, 2022 at 11:22 am #

      “…the real blame belongs to the people that used the most oil in the last 150 years.”

      How about the people who used next-to-the-most oil? Do they get a pass? Or they get 39 lashes instead of 40?

  6. Walter B July 4, 2022 at 10:11 am #

    Today would be a good day to say thank you to those that gave us such an independent and free society, albeit flawed as all human endeavors, and relish the memories of how good we had it for so long. Too good, in fact and that is why we are going to lose it.

    “Let me have men about me that are fat,
    …Sleek-headed men and such as sleep a-nights.
    Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look,
    He thinks too much; such men are dangerous.”

    “You’re on Earth. There’s no cure for that.”

    Yes, the ruling elite read and understand Shakespeare and have found a plan of action to not only retain their power, but to amplify it to the nth degree. The exploitation of sex was a classic move, for were not our lives so simple and joyful growing up in the 50’s and 60’s until sex reared its ugly head and shit became painful? Bringing the little kiddies into that shitstorm of an arena at the earliest opportunity will guarantee that they never stand a chance at figuring out how badly they are being manipulated and exploited by their masters in the Big House.

    Of course, the Devil’s technologies (which bear his mark of the bitten into apple), have allowed the manipulation to become global and probably unstoppable, except of course by the Return of the King. No. not Aragorn son of Arathorn.

    Great work Jim keep it up!

    • Rowdypiglet July 4, 2022 at 11:26 am #

      Walter, it saddens me greatly that the memories I formed during my innocent and joyful childhood, that have sustained me through my life, are being denied to those who are children now. They will never have had anything like it, and their lives will reflect that incalculable loss. God only knows what they’ll grow up to be, but I suspect they’ll be aware enough to know that something invaluable was stolen from them.

    • CrusherMuldoon July 4, 2022 at 11:58 am #

      I have a quote, Walter B:

      This is from Dr Zhivago:

      Komarovski: Lara, I am determined to save you from a dreadful error. There are two kinds of men, and only two, and that young man is one kind. He is high-minded. He is pure. He is the kind of man that the world pretends to look up to and in fact despises. He is the kind of man who breeds unhappiness, particularly in women. Now, do you understand?

      Lara: No.

    • Blackbird July 5, 2022 at 1:24 pm #

      Hey wait a minute – are you saying that Apple is more evil than Microsoft?

      (Actually, when I discovered Apple, in 1983, the whole Biblical connection, from the Apple to the Beast, came into focus – along with the predictive programming.)

      But still, Apple used to create beautiful and intuitive products. No more. I date the downfall to Final Cut X – “if it ain’t broke – break it!”

  7. Disaffected July 4, 2022 at 10:11 am #

    The US of Hot Mess. Got a nice ring to it. Given the current and ongoing damage to our national psyche, it might take us a while to work our way out of this one. And a foreign intervention or two.

  8. DyersEve July 4, 2022 at 10:17 am #

    Happy 4th to all those who still care what this day represents. To the rest, you can go straight to hell. We’ll help you along the way if you persist in your efforts.

    • Woodchuck July 4, 2022 at 10:50 am #

      There’s always – “the rest of the story”. And the question can be asked, “what does this day actually represent?” That’s similar to asking random people what does “Chrisitanity” mean? In the early 1800’s what did July 4th mean? Did it mean a celebration of the rights of free people to form their own sovereign government and be free from the control or influence of a monarchy? That the individual states had formed a voluntary union of states that came to function as our federal government? So what happened when legitimately elected state governments decided by voting to leave the union? What happened was military force held the union together instead of the will of the people as expressed by the people representing them in state halls. In 1865 the old republic, held together by the power of the ballot box, changed into and empire held together by military force. At that point bullet boxes had made the decision. Do we have a real republic? Or do we have an empire held together by force? If it’s an empire, these things all have expiration dates on them. The average lifespan of a republic is around 250 years. If we’re an average republic at 246 years old, then there’s a good chance we’ve got 4 more years to go before our federal government goes pfffffffffft and deflates into a cloud of stinking gas and bubbling soot. Just as the leaders of the Soviet Union one day woke up and understood that their Soviet empire was gone, and all that was left is Russia.

      • JohnAZ July 4, 2022 at 11:28 am #

        The formation of the US and its Constitution was a bellwether for humanity. Up until then, the world was run by elites, and 99% of folks were serfs, working slave like to the elite. Our formation was based on the idea that the individual was the paramount force and his liberty was a God given right. His life, liberty and his opportunity to pursue happiness was given to him from God, not Man.

        In the 246 years since, evil forces have tried over and over to deny Jon Locke’s ideas framed by the FF. Power corrupts absolutely. Power agents have tried to water down these basic concepts for generations. Socialistic trends started with the Federalists in G. Washington’s cabinet as Hamilton believed that the common man was unable to govern himself. The battle has been ongoing ever since.

        Today? Well, today the socialists may have succeeded in dumping individuality. Loading the electorate with stupidified people, and convincing them that the government will take care of them is working right now. It has taken 50 years for the Deep State to pull it off.

        The problem for them is that socialism does not work. The demise of this current trend is preordained as the basic tenets of government control ensure its demise, every where it has been tried. The arrogance of Bernie Sanders, for example, that ‘we” know how to make it work is appalling. The failure of the current drive towards supreme power in the government is going to fail.

        It has already started. Following the Deep State and WEF formulas will destroy the USA and everything the FF started 246 years ago.

        It is up to the people to stop it. The government will just take on more power as it is allowed to. You hidebound Dems, think about what you are backing, the destruction of our independence and freedoms and along with it our economy. Moderates, the same. This is not a bunch of good guys looking out for your future. It is evil encroaching everything we hold dear on the day.

        • Jarek July 4, 2022 at 12:12 pm #

          All viable societies have both individual and cooperative endeavors. You advocate for one against the other. You still don’t See.

          National Socialism includes both. Thus Americans can’t decide whether it was left or right. That’s good because if it was either, it would have been wrong.

        • Cavepainter July 4, 2022 at 12:54 pm #

          Thanks John AZ. Humanity is not perfectible, noted by the FF which is — as they professed — the reason for architecting our nation’s founding documents as originated. Rather than manifestos contrived toward Utopian stasis they aimed at an ongoing process of government which could correct tendency toward generational bias (manufactured or otherwise),

          • Blackbird July 5, 2022 at 1:37 pm #

            I used to subscribe to the beatification of our “Founding Fathers” as served up by the Mighty Wurlitzer – until my interest in history led me into the darker corners of the library…

            G-Dub the First: Starting the French and Indian War in order to open up the Ohio country to land speculators – like G-Dub the First.

            Tommy Jeff: Proclaiming the equality of all – while fucking his slaves.

            Abe the Rail-Splitter: Send me back in time and I’ll frag Captain Lincoln during the Black Hawk War.

            Checks and Balances to protect us from the government, or to protect the “Elite” from the government – and the deplorables? I’ve taken a 180 degree journey on this question.

          • Jarek July 6, 2022 at 12:23 pm #

            Black: Yes, America was founded by force – just like every other nation. You regret that? What would you be without it? Anything?

            Thus you owe the Conquerors so much – literally at that you have and are. But instead of praying for them, you spit on them – and think yourself noble.

        • Bilejones July 4, 2022 at 4:10 pm #

          The formation of the US and its Constitution was a bellwether for humanity

          Thanks for the laugh.
          It’s always a hoot to get a True American’s view of “History”.

        • Mac July 5, 2022 at 6:25 pm #

          JAZ- The Second Continental Congress, which included a bunch of land speculators, staged a coup, overthrowing the Articles of Confederation. There were many issues facing the States, but it was mainly about shifting debt and greasing the wheels for the elite.

      • Jarek July 4, 2022 at 12:15 pm #

        The Roman Republic died but the Roman Empire lasted another few centuries, at times even thriving.

        Will we be able to make the transition? No. We will go down into the slime pits at the edge of existence.

        • Blackbird July 5, 2022 at 1:39 pm #

          We’re in the Sunset of Empire phase.

      • Not_GeorgeT July 4, 2022 at 3:39 pm #

        It was a Constitutional Cris settled by force of arms. Although I’ve said it before, I’m hardly the first person to voice this.

        The proper settlement, under the Constitution, is in Article III.

    • Rowdypiglet July 4, 2022 at 11:32 am #

      And happy Fourth to everyone here who still remembers what we had, and who still cares. Around this time of year, I always reread some of the private correspondence and letters of those who founded this country. I’m always struck by the intelligence, gravitas, adulthood, dedication, and honorable intentions of our forefathers. They were so far above the politicians we’re cursed with now as to be gods by comparison. I celebrate them and what they gave us, and the ingrates who make use of these gifts and scorn the givers can indeed go straight to hell.

      • TaxDonkey July 5, 2022 at 6:51 pm #

        we seem to be utterly devoid of any effective leadership whatsoever. Much of the world shares this problem. This is happening at the worst possible time, right when global energy usage per capita is shrinking.

  9. malthuss July 4, 2022 at 10:19 am #

    any predictions for the rest of 2022?
    For USA and Europe?

    • C.O.Jones July 4, 2022 at 11:53 am #

      Predictions?
      1. The newest pandemic will be timed for the November mid-terms – “can’t change horses now – there’s a plague on!”
      2. The result of the mid-terms will be a stunningly overwhelming victory for “Joe Biden” inc – more stunning than 80 million ballots harvested for him/them/it.
      3. Joe Biden will take credit – a la Orange Man – for developing a shot to prevent the pox that is marketed almost as soon as the pox itself is brought to market. That shot will of course contain graphene oxide, Luciferase and the rest of the goodies contained in the covid death shots.
      4. Bill Gates will continue to smirk.
      5. Fauci will announce his retirement and slink off to a foreign land.
      6. The majority of merkins will continue to stare at their phones, roll up their sleeves and take their “medicine.”
      7. Gasoline will reach $10 per gallon.
      8. The pods will be fighting in the streets over scraps of food.

      • TaxDonkey July 5, 2022 at 6:55 pm #

        There will be an executive order a week before the midterms making it legal for illegal aliens to vote.

        Somebody somewhere will fire off a nuke.

    • Blackbird July 5, 2022 at 1:41 pm #

      “any predictions for the rest of 2022?”

      Yes, but because I’m so generous with my predictions the other 51 weeks of the year, and in honor of our uniquely American holiday, I’ll try to restrain myself for a few days.

  10. Armenio Pereira July 4, 2022 at 10:21 am #

    Four hundred thousand years, approximately, and a better place is still to materialize.

    Relax, we’re taking our time: the “conservative” utopia, the “progressive” utopia, the heavenly utopia, the hellish dystopia are right around the corner – you just wait and see.
    (Spoiler alert: some will utterly detest the forthcoming utopia and will do all they can to destroy it, by hook or by crook, and to – eventually – bring forth the spanking “new”, brutally “honest”, totally “incorruptible”, “definitive” utopia.)

  11. dougsmiley July 4, 2022 at 10:23 am #

    Perhaps it’s the decades of central air conditioning that’s making our civilization a “hot mess”. That’s the first thing Jim’s small delegation from the sweltering Pennsylvania state house would likely notice.

    • Paula D July 4, 2022 at 12:39 pm #

      I’m betting they would love it.
      I still remember when movie houses were the only places with air conditioning and what a draw that was for them.
      Who cares what the movie was if you could go into that dark cool place and escape the heat.

      • Blackbird July 5, 2022 at 1:44 pm #

        “I’m betting they would love it.” (A/C)

        And with that they secured the downfall of all they had worked so hard to raise.

  12. mitchellc July 4, 2022 at 10:24 am #

    If you view current events objectively, you can’t really blame the elites for at least trying. That doesnt mean you have to forgive them, but one should at least try to acknowledge their rationality.

    Like Japan facing the reality of FDRs oil policy, thinkers understood the truth of “limits to growth” published 50 years ago. But did the mass of people listen, to heed Jimmy’s call of looming scarcity? Ha! What we got was Reagan, Trump and a host of other promoters promising endless surplus.

    Consider this: you’re in a foxhole under fire, but your fellow soldiers are feckless ninnies putting everyone else at risk. In that situation you would of course choose self preservation and make appropriate moves.

    The entire woke agenda is an intentional effort to demoralize and defeat the bulwhark of the white family unit. Take them out and the rest of the population will line up for their shots, comply with mandates, and willingly subject themselves to social scoring in order to receive their UBI.

    It all makes perfect sense that the elite would want policies and procedures in place to manage the coming rapid fall off in production and resulting chaos.

    • Armenio Pereira July 4, 2022 at 10:31 am #

      Good points.

      Human population reduction: necessary evil, irrelevant event or psychopathic endeavor?

      Everything is required, until it ceases to be.

      • Blackbird July 5, 2022 at 1:49 pm #

        “Human population reduction: necessary evil, irrelevant event or psychopathic endeavor?”

        You forgot, “Rational decision”.

        Unfortunately, only the rational made that decision, while the irrational doubled down on procreation (or at least the first step in that process).

        • Paula D July 5, 2022 at 6:28 pm #

          Just like in Idiocracy.
          Is it rational for intelligent people to reproduce, thereby dooming their offspring to live in a sea of idiots?
          Not in my opinion.

          • TaxDonkey July 5, 2022 at 6:58 pm #

            Idiocracy is a lot like the novel 1984 in the sense that it is coming true.

    • Night Owl July 4, 2022 at 10:35 am #

      Half of this post contradicts the other half, and yes we can blame them for “trying” to set up a global plantation and push the herd to call for its own culling.

      One thing has become quite clear to me: there is a concerted effort to use the (unproven) premises of overpopulation and resource scarcity to herd the globe into neofeudalism.

      To you and your neofeudalist ilk, I say fuck off.

      • SW July 4, 2022 at 10:47 am #

        Night Owl — the overpopulation is in Africa where the birth rate is >6/woman in Nigeria. Our birth rate is falling below replacement rate at 1.7/woman and Japan’s is even lower. Even as world population grows, it’s shrinking in industrialized countries. What this means for what the world will be like in 50 years, I don’t know.

        • Billy Hill July 4, 2022 at 11:28 am #

          Deflation. Fewer people to buy your stuff.

          But the world was just fine 50 years ago (I mean the natural world, not the human political world). There was a lot more green space between exits on the interstate.

          • TaxDonkey July 5, 2022 at 7:15 pm #

            Deflation is really the only way out. The reality is we don’t have enough high EROI energy for everyone to fly, drive, have shit delivered by truck, take hot showers and eat the finest beef. We’re going to have to move towards a simpler way of life and more of us will need to become small scale farmers. Easy way or hard way. Moving forward, “reality is in the driver’s seat” I think was the line that JHK said in the past.

        • thirdcoastlegend July 4, 2022 at 12:05 pm #

          Africa’s population, and many other things on that continent, have been distorted by the trillions of aid that have been dumped there over the decades by the West.

          • anmariwakaranai July 5, 2022 at 3:51 pm #

            An American diplomat in Africa now retired says, let. Them. Die. To him they were like locusts. I was apalled. He lived in Côte d’Ivoire, repping 5 east coast countries of Africa for the US.

            My church is fuller too. 8 new hires, 8! One a giant kilt wearing Scotsman. My niece says he’s probably in the program….AA. Only one couple doing premarital prep. She A beautious Korean. Now married they are sick all the time. Boostas!

            That is on top of 13 or so 9 to 13 year olds doing the final initiation. I think some people know this is a spiritual war. Even if they don’t know.

            Predictions, 2022

            The beast control system implanted with the next innoculation, probably 4 the pox.
            ….take it and losr your soul for eternity. Yeehah.

            WWIII, already happening. Nukes. 😉 p r e p a r e.

            Earthquakes, weather changes, drought, rain, crop failure, famine.

            Pole shift, maybe not next year but who knows, it’s comin.

            The mini persecution before the warning. This has begun but will escalate.

            Enuf.

            Happy 4th all. And happy canuk day. Or not.

        • Jarek July 4, 2022 at 12:19 pm #

          What do you mean you don’t know? Demography is destiny. Want to know what it will look like? What does Africa look like? They’re trying to escape what they are but they will bring themselves with them.

          Ditto for the Mestizos of Mexico, Central America, and Brazil.

          Not all immigrants are the same since the races aren’t the same.

          • SW July 4, 2022 at 2:28 pm #

            @Jarek — I worked with two Nigerians for a number of years and both were Catholics, supported a family and were smart, hard-working people. Where I’m concerned, are the number of young, Muslim men flooding into Europe. What seems to work best is if the immigrants have the same, basic culture (Judeo-Christian) so they start from the same assumptions about how to live. But I’m not an anthropologist so that may not be correct.

          • workingclasshero July 5, 2022 at 12:30 am #

            Wait till those African immigrants send their kids to American urban high schools. Good odds they’ll just pick up U.S. Black culture and all that entails good and BAD.

      • CrusherMuldoon July 4, 2022 at 12:05 pm #

        Night Owl:
        His (?) posts always contradict each other. He (?)’s living proof that 10,000 monkeys in a million years could type up a play by Shakespear

    • Paula D July 4, 2022 at 12:47 pm #

      Most people alive now never actually lived in a relatively unspoiled world.
      After WW2 human civilization (except in the USA) was destroyed and cities and factories demolished.
      But the natural world had not yet had chemical weapons unleashed on it. Pesticides came from weapons and they started dumping them on food crops and other commodities.
      The use of fossil fuels ramped up dramatically.
      Industrial fishing and the burning of vast amounts of rain forest commenced.
      The people alive back then reacted with horror and bills were passed to protect the environment (and promptly ignored).
      We don’t know any different. We never saw skies full of birds or worms in our apples. The oldest of us vaguely remember lack of air conditioning, one car families and walking to school, but those born after 1980 (the majority of people in this country) don’t remember any of that.
      After the 80s the destruction of the environment and the use of oil skyrocketed.
      And now we are here, and most people are bitching and moaning that the party is over. Not fair! The government should provide More!
      Not gonna happen.

      • MaryQueen July 4, 2022 at 1:06 pm #

        Well said, Paula.

        Happy 4th!

        • Paula D July 4, 2022 at 1:55 pm #

          Happy 4th, Mary.

      • Cactus Girl July 4, 2022 at 2:20 pm #

        @Paula D: Yes! I am lucky enough to be so old as to remember the tail end of it. I remember no air conditioning, riding on packed subways in August, going to movies to get out of the heat for 2 hours. Pizza and Italian ices after!

        I remember driving out here to California in 1980, how beautiful it was. I80 had long stretches between Sacramento and Oakland of open land, farms, and cows. Now, it’s one 90 mile long, soulless suburb.

        The population has more than doubled since I was born, an it hasn’t made the place better. Everyone who is alive now is alive because of fossil fuels. We eat it, wear it, keep warm/cool with it. Without it, billions will die. It’s that simple. FFs “fueled” unprecedented population growth on this planet. Because that’s what humans do: expand into the food supply. We NEVER limit ourselves. Lots of cheap food=lots of kids.

        You are one of the few sane people on this board.

        • MaryQueen July 4, 2022 at 6:44 pm #

          Yes, indeed. A friend of mine who grew up in LA (I moved there in 1996) said that the valley was all orchards when she was a girl. She’s a couple of years older than me.

          So sad, what they did to that area.

        • Paula D July 5, 2022 at 11:43 am #

          Yes, what is now called Silicon Valley used to be called the Valley of Heart’s Delight. It was beautiful and when you came into it the highway (2 lanes) was lined with farmer’s produce stands.
          Going from LA to SF it was mostly ocean on one side and golden hills (except for January when they were green) on the other side.
          Now the hills are covered with houses.
          People who fret about ”decreasing birth rates” in countries that now have 20 times their 1900 population are insane, I agree.
          Japan had 35 million in 1900 and has 125 million now.
          California had 2 million people in 1900. When my great-grandmother got to LA in the 1890s there were about 250,000 people there.
          But OMIGOD the birth rate is dropping!!!!!!! What will we do?
          Crazy.

          • MaryQueen July 5, 2022 at 11:42 pm #

            Ugh… what an ‘interesting’ time to be alive?

            I think my 90 year old mom lived in the PERFECT era.

            In between bust and boom and bust again.

            The next bust is gonna make the Great Depression look like child’s play, is my guess.

          • Paula D July 6, 2022 at 3:12 pm #

            Well, with 8 billion people on the planet right now the odds are good that if you are a human this would be the time you would be here.
            I don’t know how many humans have lived before us, but I know the populations were much smaller and that there are a shitload here now.

  13. Ungaro July 4, 2022 at 10:30 am #

    No one can destroy your country without your permission. Aren’t we all culpable?

    • steppingup July 4, 2022 at 10:37 am #

      BINGO !

    • shotho July 4, 2022 at 11:01 am #

      Yes, of course! So easy to blame others while we wallow in excess of all kinds. By the way, the article today is correct about the decline of speech to the point of our language today being guttural and incoherent. The very basis of culture is language and ours is incredibly debased.

      • JohnAZ July 4, 2022 at 11:35 am #

        Remember though that the demographics of this population has been manipulated by the Deep State to become a society that does not understand life, liberty and the pursuit and has traded it for the government gimmes. That is what will destroy the USA.

        The Deep State is the greatest enemy this country has ever faced.

      • Rowdypiglet July 4, 2022 at 11:41 am #

        I agree, and thank our host for his trenchant and true remarks. Manipulation of the language – and the resulting manipulation of our thoughts – has been the most successful of their operations, and set the stage for all the others. I can recall when we had “illegal aliens” rather than “migrants” or “refugees”. First you change people’s perceptions by changing the language, and we let it pass without putting up anything like a fight.

        • Jo-G July 4, 2022 at 5:12 pm #

          ” We can start with the language we use amongst ourselves to make sense of who we are and where we are. Our language must have a rigorous correlation with reality, which makes it possible to determine what things are true and what are not true. ”

          “Our language must have a rigorous correlation with reality,…”
          I noticed in the 1990’s, recent college graduates denying this assertion. The only so called fact that they would assert is that according to them “truth is relative”. They learned to think like this from their professors so the idea entered the University before then. It seems like these people are now in positions where they make important decisions. The situation is worse than the tower of babel story. Now in America people who speak English not only don’t understand each other, they don’t understand themselves … and don’t care to either. We need to state a problem accurately before we can solve it. Do we have here an accurate description of the main problem facing our civilization? How do we enforce a new rule of living that “Our language must have a rigorous correlation with reality.” Reforming libel and fraud laws so we can hold liars and frauds to more strict account? Do we do that when the lawmakers are the liars and frauds?

    • Druuge July 4, 2022 at 11:22 am #

      No one willingly destroys their own country if they love it.

      Ignorantly, well…yes.

      • JohnAZ July 4, 2022 at 12:02 pm #

        Our government and its followers hate America. That is why they are trying to sell it to the globalists.

    • elysianfield July 4, 2022 at 11:28 am #

      ” Aren’t we all culpable”

      Ungaro,
      Culpable? A better question is are we “capable” of doing anything about the destruction….

      We aren’t

    • CrusherMuldoon July 4, 2022 at 12:06 pm #

      No, just old white Boomer males………right?

  14. farmgal July 4, 2022 at 10:31 am #

    Happy Independence Day to CFN. I celebrate with this piece from N.S. Lyons.

    Independence Day, the Fourth of July. Our original day of liberty.

    What’s more American than freedom? It’s just: the timing’s not the best anymore…

    Arriving as it does today in the shadow of a far greater festival.

    That long celebration of liberty: Pride Month (The Month Formerly Known as June).

    To value whatever, do whatever, live however, be whatever we please…

    A month celebrating life without limits – need we another day of freedom?

    Are we not entertained? And empowered? Yet still some dream of a greater freedom…

    Freedom to find solid ground in a world gone mad. Freedom to get a grip, slow down.

    Freedom from permanent emergency, from the current thing. Freedom from the churn.

    Freedom from societal disintegration, instigation, acceleration.

    Freedom from everything getting worse, every year. Freedom, Lord, from change-makers.

    Freedom for boundaries to rest undemolished, definitions unmolested.

    Freedom to maintain a nation; borders even too? Freedom to have a culture.

    Freedom to pass on, and to inherit. Freedom to remember, and to cherish.

    Freedom to put down roots and grow in peace. Freedom to sketch foundations, build in stone.

    Freedom to raise a new generation, who know more than just nonsense and fear.

    Freedom for children to be children again, and for adults to become adults.

    Freedom from the deliberate corruption of all that is healthy and wholesome.

    Freedom from a riot of obesity, fluorescent hair, piercings, bad tattoos.

    Freedom from the ugly being glorified. Freedom to know beauty’s latent call.

    Freedom from being told that nothing is happening, and that it’s good that it is.

    Freedom from glamour and gaslighting. Freedom to trust our dangerous, knowing eyes.

    Freedom to see the truth, speak the truth, live in truth. Freedom to touch reality.

    Freedom for the personal not to be the political. Freedom for friendship.

    Freedom to joke, or to remain silent. Freedom to disagree and stay employed.

    Freedom from manias, and wild-eyed witch-hunts, and hyperventilating zealots.

    Freedom from the mobs. From narcissism and spittle. From clichéd chants and Molotovs.

    Freedom to pause and take account of all that’s been lost, delegitimized, destroyed.

    Freedom to still trust in something: neighbors, institutions, equality of law?

    Freedom from dysfunction. Freedom to hold the unaccountable accountable.

    Freedom from boundless corruption and incompetence. Freedom, Lord, from bureaucrats.

    Freedom from the arbitrary, asinine, absurd. Freedom from this world of clowns.

    Freedom to breathe sanity again. Freedom for seriousness, and for laughter.

    Freedom for the stoic, the honest, the kind. Freedom to laud ordinary virtues.

    Freedom to focus again; to sit and read – not the Times, but the Eternities.

    Freedom to know the joy of an ordered mind: still, deep, and clear as a mountain spring.

    Freedom from apps, algorithms, ads, trackers. Freedom from life determined by data.

    Freedom to meet in the flesh; to see eyes, and make them – to bond over something real.

    Freedom for relationships not mediated by the cold hand of the market.

    Freedom from commodification, disenchantment, and dehumanization.

    Freedom from drones and black box AIs; from gene drives and immortal billionaires.

    Freedom from others’ mad hubris. Freedom from viral gain-of-function research grants.

    Freedom from theories. Freedom from utopians, and from social engineers.

    Freedom to say no thank you, I will not eat the bugs, I will not live in the pod.

    Lord, return to us all the freedoms that have been taken by our liberators.

    To a new birth of freedom: freedom to live a normal life, to remain human.

    Freedom from our collective upheaval. Shall this be our cry of revolution?

    Then let freedom ring. Yes, let freedom ring!

    Let freedom roll down like cleansing waters.

    • steppingup July 4, 2022 at 11:03 am #

      Freedom from Fiat

      • elysianfield July 4, 2022 at 1:35 pm #

        …Freedom to eat out of dumpsters and live under the interstate….

        • Blackbird July 5, 2022 at 1:56 pm #

          Afraid not, dumpsters and interstate overpasses are private property.

          Now move on vagrant, or inherit your 6 feet of earth.

    • Woodchuck July 4, 2022 at 11:35 am #

      Here’s the freedom that will arrive in the long emergency. Freedom to grow your own food. Think of the victory gardens that grew almost 40% of our food during WWII. Also during WWII not much driving was going on at all, gas was rationed. So a person was free to ride a bicycle on most public roads – free of fear of being run over in traffic. We will be free of electric clothes dryers, we’ll be using indoor racks or outdoor clotheslines. We’ll be free from dish washers and garbage disposals. Municipalities of whatever type won’t have the resources to process our kitchen scraps in expensive sewage treatment plants. They won’t have the resources to treat all our harmless and non toxic urine either, say hello to bedpans and saving water. We’ll be free of the trash being taught in schools and universities because the resources to run that infrastructure won’t exist. Winter heat for many/most people will come via wood or coal – like it was here locally in hillbilly country in the 40’s. We will be free from high heating bills and healthier due to the excercise involved in producing firewood. Great quality food and the excercise involved in doing all these things for ourselves will lead to freedom from the medical industrial complex. Freedom is coming our way!

      • steppingup July 5, 2022 at 11:21 am #

        How about the freedom to explore the stars and maybe actually get there. If all those trillions of fiat were actually put to good use instead of just lining assholes pockets, we probably would have colonized a few planets by now or at the least be mining the asteroid belts…..

        • beantownbill. July 5, 2022 at 12:22 pm #

          We’ll get there relatively soon if we don’t blow ourselves up first. I recently read there’s literally $quintillions in some of the rocks.

        • Blackbird July 5, 2022 at 1:59 pm #

          Colonized a few planets? When we can’t even get living on this one right? Good luck!

          If there were money to be made, the sonsabitches would have already done it. Guess they’re just waiting for us deplorables to foot the bill.

    • Rowdypiglet July 4, 2022 at 11:45 am #

      Thanks for posting this. Wonderful!

    • MontanaMan July 4, 2022 at 12:04 pm #

      Farm Gal, have you ever heard of the word paragraph? And or, of the word, “PARAGRAPH’S?” do you have any idea, any idea whatsoever just a difficult it is to read what you posted!!! it’s absolutely asinine!!!! It should have been done like this! Let me give you just a small example!!!

      “Happy Independence Day to CFN. I celebrate with this piece from N.S. Lyons. Independence Day, the Fourth of July. Our original day of liberty.
      What’s more American than freedom? It’s just: the timing’s not the best anymore… Arriving as it does today in the shadow of a far greater festival.”

      “That long celebration of liberty: Pride Month (The Month Formerly Known as June). To value whatever, do whatever, live however, be whatever we please… A month celebrating life without?”

      “Are we not entertained? And empowered? Yet still some dream of a greater freedom…Freedom to find solid ground in a world gone mad. Freedom to get a grip, slow down.”

      “Freedom from societal disintegration, instigation, acceleration.
      Freedom from everything getting worse, every year. Freedom, Lord, from change-makers.”

      (This is, much better!!)

      • Jarek July 4, 2022 at 12:28 pm #

        No, it’s list in manifesto type form. Perfectly clear and easy to read. That’s the point.

        There’s more than one way to write after all. And different forms of communication, all valid.

        • MimiTN July 4, 2022 at 5:34 pm #

          I prefer Farmgirl’s method.

      • MaryQueen July 4, 2022 at 1:02 pm #

        Funny to admonish someone on their writing style and use a possessive where a plural should be used.

        Seriously, “PARAGRAPH’S”?

        And then follow up with all the !!!!!!

        But you see fit to criticize someone else’s formatting. Priceless.

      • farmgal July 4, 2022 at 3:02 pm #

        Seriously? I copied and pasted from his blog so no one would have to bother with a link. If you can’t be burdened to read it as is it’s your loss.

    • Jarek July 4, 2022 at 12:22 pm #

      Freedom from having to live among aliens who envy and hate you.

      Freedom to live among one’s own people which is trouble enough.

    • Woodchuck July 4, 2022 at 12:47 pm #

      I don’t ever see the adults in our population ever experiencing freedom until they (adults) release the nation’s children out of the bondage of helicopter parenting and car culture.

      At age six I spent the entire summer of ’55 in a suburb of Munich Germany, in Pasing. My grandpa there bought me my first bicycle and taught me how to ride it. The country was still in the process of rebuilding and private autos were out of the reach of most people. Many were too poor to afford them, and the infrastructure to support mass motoring hadn’t been rebuilt yet. So my mom let me dissappear on my own to cruise around on my new bike as much as I liked and for as long as I liked. Sometimes I rode with a neighborhood gang of boys on bikes, a lot of them older than I was. As luck would have it, one of Europe’s premier show palaces was just barely within bike riding distance for me, Nymphenburg Palace. A fantastic place for a six year old to go visit, and on my own if I wished. It was my trip and my decision, with no mommies involved in the experience. Why? Because it was a city that was safe for kids to bicycle around in on their own and go exploring!!! And I could enter the palace if I had enough change in my pocket. Show me a six year old anywhere today that gets to experience freedom in that way. The poor child’s life never gets to experience life without the roar of either an automobile or a helicoptering adult nearby.

      • Jarek July 4, 2022 at 4:22 pm #

        Did Hanna Reitsch “go native” in Nigeria with a Black man as wiki alleges?

        • Woodchuck July 4, 2022 at 5:44 pm #

          I reckon so.

          Hanna had a female counterpart warrior in the USA and her name was Jacqueline Cochran. She was one of the chiefs of the women’s air force during WWII and she won a long list of military awards for distinquished service. Later she did things like setting speed records in the F104 that still stand today. Her husband owned Republic Aviation, and she was a successful business owner herself. There was/is a company she founded that made and sold cosmetics. Born in 1906, it seems that the male chauvinism and patriarchal attitudes of that era didn’t make a dent on her charismatic and potent personna that seemed to plow through obstacles at supersonic speed. She was on deck and close by at the ceremony when Japan officially surrendered. She grew up dirt poor as a Florida panhandle cracker, and yet managed to become the first woman to fly faster than the speed of sound in an F86 I believe it was.

      • RocketDoc July 4, 2022 at 8:07 pm #

        I will be at Nymphenburg Palace next month beginning a bike ride from Munchen to Lindau.
        My children 31,29,25 were fortunate to grow up free. I don’t think their experience too different than mine and my parents were as trusting as they come.
        My favorite story to tell is that in the summer of 1968 my dad’s best friend had moved from DC to direct Peace Corps operations in Georgetown Guyana. His oldest two children were 15 and 13 (like my sister and me) and invited us to come visit. So my Dad and Mom put us on a plane in Alabama to Miami where we had to overnight. (In 1968 underage brothers and sisters could contract for a hotel room without a big fuss.) We then took an Eastern flight to Port au Prince with a long layover. So my sister and I got off the plane in the middle of a gigantic market, grabbed a cab, and toured the city for a couple of hours. The cab driver delivered us back to the tarmac where we climbed the stairs back to our plane. We then flew on to Georgetown, Guyana where we took a 1 week excursion by ourselves to Kaiteur Falls.
        Confession: I would not send my children to Haiti at 15 years old today BUT my oldest son has spent 3 summers helping at an orphanage in Acapulco which I informed him was not smart but perhaps the world is not as dangerous as we think it is?

        • Woodchuck July 4, 2022 at 11:19 pm #

          If you tour the palace they are bound to take you to a special room called “Gallery of Beauties”. The room has some 36 paintings of various ladies, ranging in rank from a shoemaker’s daughter to an archduchess married into the Habsburg family in Vienna. King Ludwig I had these paintings made during a few decades starting in around 1830 maybe. Some of the women in the collection of paintings were mistresses, others just friends that he found so attractive that he decided they belonged up on the wall in that special room. Back in that time, Bavarian Catholics didn’t get themselves all upset or excited about kings having mistresses. And this king was so fond of the ladies that his court painter made them near immortal. Countless millions of tourists have gone through that room and enjoyed looking at all that feminine beauty in the portraits.

          • RocketDoc July 6, 2022 at 7:37 pm #

            Thanks. I’ll look forward to it. Perhaps the Botanical Garden grounds and the English Garden will have smartly dressed living examples of modern beauty. Hard to find sharp looking people in America. We seem to go out in public bedraggled.

        • Blackbird July 5, 2022 at 2:13 pm #

          “…perhaps the world is not as dangerous as we think it is?”

          I think the answer is, “More dangerous than it used to be, but not as dangerous as we are encouraged to believe it is.”

          As a kid in the ’70’s my brother and I would come home to an empty house – mom at work and/or school. We’d get on our bikes, or wander off into the woods for hours at a time. No worries. Later, motorcycles expanded our radius of action by an order of magnitude. Still, no worries other than the cops (easily outmaneuvered by jumping the ditch and going cross-country) and a full-body road-rash (which heals eventually – but until then provides some cool scars!).

          What happened? Our government decided that it cared for us…

          • RocketDoc July 6, 2022 at 7:49 pm #

            It’s a parent problem. WE let our kids wander, ride their bikes to school, and play in the woods. We got them cell phones when they made all A’s in middle school. It was hard to watch them with all their friends texting and ignoring them but they developed reserves of sociability to stay “included”. The government had little to do with it.

    • Lyndy33 July 4, 2022 at 5:10 pm #

      I was a depression baby (1933) USA population ~126 mill. Lots of room to move around and and we pretty much had to work to get along. By the start of WWII (1941) population ~ 133 mill. So I went to school and college for a while and in 1952 I joined the AF as an aviation cadet. Population about 157 mill. Not bad, lots of room except for big cities and no one had to live there. When I retired (1972) population ~209 mill. You don’t retire with three kids at home so I built houses and cabinets without much problem. Gas was scarce and interest was high but not bad. Fast forward to 2022, population ~333 mill. In my lifetime I can see 2.5 times as many people in the same space. What could possibly go wrong? Well, it did and we are living with it.

      • MaryQueen July 4, 2022 at 6:47 pm #

        Wow you are 1 year younger than my mom, who’s having her 90th birthday this year. Congrats on such a long life, with hopefully many more years to come.

        I love to hear about the country as it was before the 1970s.

        • Woodchuck July 5, 2022 at 5:57 pm #

          Really? The USA before the 1970’s? I was born in a small town in ’49. Most all of the moms on my street were home, running the household and raising children. My mom could make clothing with a sewing machine, and she canned and froze produce, some of which we grew ourselves. We had one primitive black and while tv set that we watched in the living room. We had one car and dad drove it to work. In summer or after school, most moms only had a general idea of where her children were. She knew they were someplace in the neighborhood, most likely running with a pack of other kids. At suppertime moms could sometimes be heard yelling for their kids, hoping they’d hear. If they didn’t, and you got home late, you might find that your siblings ate everything up, including the ice cream. We walked or rode bicycles to school. There was a large collie dog running around with our pack of neighborhood kids, back in the 50’s dogs and children weren’t restrained by leash laws. So this dog followed us to school and back. There was no ac and the school windows and doors were open during the hot season and our neighbor’s dog followed the kids inside and would hang out in the hallways until recess where he’d be out on the playground romping around like everyone else. Some of the teachers would leave a water bowl out in the hall for the critter. There were a few complaints about this being wrong somehow, but the dog’s owner was prominent and influential enough in our town that he told the local powers that be – that the dog was going to school and that was it. And that’s how it was in the 50’s.

          • MaryQueen July 5, 2022 at 7:53 pm #

            Awesome. Actually, not a whole lot different when I was a kid in the 1960s and 1970s. Dogs ran around in a pack all day and I’d run into them in the park and play with them. Then they’d go home for dinner & their respective families. Hardly anyone spayed or neutered. By then, a lot more women worked. My mom was stay at home but many of my friends/neighbors had working moms. Mostly they were secretaries or teachers. It was pretty free, like you, we ran around all over the place all day.

            Great time to grow up.

    • Alzaebo July 5, 2022 at 6:53 am #

      Freedom to say “it’s okay to be white”?

  15. happiface July 4, 2022 at 10:31 am #

    i beg to differ–the homo fags have come out of the closet but were always around just like all of the rest of the “mess”–i grew up in the 50ties–parents,all 5 of their extremely good looking kids went to church every sunday–but dad was a alcoholic prevert as was mom–the hid their wiskey,smut mags under the bed-now the shit lies around every where–my bros and sisters went thru the same struggles as the parents-i choose a different path–the “mess” goes around in cycles,never ends,never will–the best we can do is not to swim in the “mess”–the nukes are going to bring hell on earth so whats the point anyways–like that country song about living like your dying,be the best you can be….

    • Penelope Dreadful July 4, 2022 at 11:09 am #

      I think this is relevant. Howl, by Allen Ginsberg. Here is an excerpt:

      I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked,

      dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix,

      angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night,

      who poverty and tatters and hollow-eyed and high sat up smoking in the supernatural darkness of cold-water flats floating across the tops of cities contemplating jazz,

      who bared their brains to Heaven under the El and saw Mohammedan angels staggering on tenement roofs illuminated,

      who passed through universities with radiant cool eyes hallucinating Arkansas and Blake-light tragedy among the scholars of war,

      who were expelled from the academies for crazy & publishing obscene odes on the windows of the skull,

      who cowered in unshaven rooms in underwear, burning their money in wastebaskets and listening to the Terror through the wall,

      who got busted in their pubic beards returning through Laredo with a belt of marijuana for New York,

      ========
      You can google it. I also recommend The Boomer Bible. by R. F. Laird. I think it should be in Britannica ‘s Great Book Series, should they ever do that again.

      Here is the link – a form that will not get stuck in Moderation

      Aytch tee tee pee ess ://archive.org/details/TheBoomerBible

      • C.O.Jones July 4, 2022 at 12:04 pm #

        Ginsberg was Michael Savage’s “lover.” That fits into this equation but I’m not sure how.

        • Jarek July 4, 2022 at 12:24 pm #

          Michael Savage of Savage Nation? Pretty funny if true since he publicly loathes the beats.

          • malthuss July 4, 2022 at 7:24 pm #

            savage sent his wife off for several abortions, at least I read that somewhere.
            Ginsberg came on to ugly Pattu Smith, thinking she was a boy.

            I had a roommate, long ago, who had hosted Ms Smith for a summer.
            he had a few stories.

        • MaryQueen July 4, 2022 at 12:58 pm #

          Yes. I found that out years ago and have never stopped laughing about it. Savage had to go way extreme the other way politically to try to escape it I guess.

      • Jarek July 4, 2022 at 12:26 pm #

        His kind glorified dysfunction, degeneracy, and debauchery.

        As he yelled at a cop at a demonstration: We’ll get your children. And they did.

    • Rodster July 4, 2022 at 11:13 am #

      I was born in the late 50’s in NYC and I can recall in the 60’s there was a guy in our neighborhood who dressed up as a woman. My parents explained to me what I saw and told me that’s not accepted behavior.

      Today, that sort of behavior is encouraged, embraced and proudly proclaimed. Now we have a plethora of associated genders. All it does is, it destabilizes society when children are exposed to that.

      The big problem is that the perverts, don’t care. It’s all about self gratification.

      • JohnAZ July 4, 2022 at 11:38 am #

        More than that Rodster, the perverts are constantly drumming up fresh meat.

        That is why they want our children.

      • BackRowHeckler July 4, 2022 at 1:36 pm #

        The Freak Show is on the rise despite consisting of about .006% of the population — which is what’s so puzzling about all of this.

        • Paula D July 4, 2022 at 2:09 pm #

          It comes from the top. Orders are given and followed.
          It does not come from a plucky band of freedom fighting perverts in dresses, struggling for the liberty to “be themselves”, the way we are told.
          It is corporate bosses and NGOs and the government pushing this shit.
          Nothing to do with the grass roots except for the dunderheads that swallow and embrace it.

          • Not_GeorgeT July 4, 2022 at 4:27 pm #

            Amazing what money can buy.

          • Not_GeorgeT July 4, 2022 at 4:29 pm #

            Freak shows, caravans ‘walking’ through Mexico, piles of bricks in major cities… the list just keeps on growing…

          • Paula D July 6, 2022 at 8:17 pm #

            ISIS in matching uniforms, well-stocked with weapons and ammo, driving their Toyota pickups into Syria.
            Amazing what money can do.

      • Cactus Girl July 4, 2022 at 2:29 pm #

        @Rodster: you didn’t live in Queens by any chance, did you? We had one in our neighborhood named Marky. He used to wear a long denim skirt, cowboy boots, and a long, curly blond wig. And best of all, he was a TV repairman! The name of his business (written on the side of his van)? Wait for it:

        NEIGHBORHOOD TV!

    • Rowdypiglet July 4, 2022 at 11:50 am #

      You can differ, happiface, but the situation you outline was, at least, not normal or usual in the 1950s. As a kid growing up, I didn’t know that people like you’re describing even existed. I’m not disputing that they did exist, but it was more than possible to grow up without ever coming in contact with them. They certainly weren’t sticking their genitals in children’s faces. They confined their activities to the sleazy underground where they belonged.

      • MaryQueen July 4, 2022 at 12:56 pm #

        Agree. They used to understand that their perversions were shameful. Now they are being given a public platform and support for their perversions. No wonder many are coming out of the woodwork and oozing out from under their slimy rocks.

        • MaryQueen July 4, 2022 at 2:08 pm #

          And I am referring to pervs, not the gay & lesbian community.

    • Jarek July 4, 2022 at 12:30 pm #

      Always around? Yes. In these numbers? Doubt it.

  16. SW July 4, 2022 at 10:35 am #

    Great article and a Happy Fourth to all! The worm is slowly but definitely turning on Hot Mess fools even as they peddle their craziness. I have hope we’ll wake from this manufactured “reality” (men can give birth, equity is the same as equality & reparations must be paid to achieve this fairy tale) as the real facts become unavoidable. You have to be some kind of true believer to look at Lia Thomas in a swim suit, over 6 feet tall and say he’s a woman just b/c he said so.

  17. Rodster July 4, 2022 at 10:41 am #

    I got misty eyed reading Jim’s piece today. However that’s not how things work with Empires and human conditions. What we are seeing today is NO different to what other declining Empires face before History gave them a swift kick in the ass and welcomed a new Empire. Every Empire that has entered and ruled the World Stage has had its own Hot Mess version in all its decadence.

    The USA will get its swift kick up its proverbial ass in due time. And if it keeps pushing Russia back into a wall there might not be anything left of the “Hot Mess” to fix.

    • Rodster July 4, 2022 at 11:09 am #

      Meant to say “human behavior” and not condition.

    • Jarek July 4, 2022 at 12:31 pm #

      Well it will be hot in the sense of radioactive and a mess in terms of wreckage. But yes, not fixable.

      • Blackbird July 5, 2022 at 2:21 pm #

        I don’t foresee a nuclear war. The “Elite” won’t allow us to wreck their stuff – just each other.

  18. steppingup July 4, 2022 at 11:02 am #

    Back in the day, people were locked up for thinking they were Napoleon Bonaparte, today, you can self identify as froot loops and get kudos for it. Is kudos right? No more browney buttons ?

    • farmgal July 4, 2022 at 3:07 pm #

      Someone told me recently that the latest rage in schools is to identify as an animal. Seems as though cats are the most popular and are in some cases allowed to bring a litter box to school. No answer as to whether or not they are allowed to use it.

      • Not_GeorgeT July 4, 2022 at 4:32 pm #

        cats could be popular because barking all day is much more difficult

  19. elysianfield July 4, 2022 at 11:14 am #

    ” can, for instance, be a man. Or, another instance, be a woman. These binaries of human reproduction can produce new humans.”

    Sadly, at this stage of life, I must confess that I, unlike my brace of 28’s, are loaded with blanks….

    I apologize…I have no filters….

  20. Druuge July 4, 2022 at 11:14 am #

    To quote an appropriate musical for once:

    ‘I have come to the conclusion that one useless man is called a disgrace; that two are called a law firm, and that three or more become a Congress!’ -John Adams, 1776

    • Blackbird July 5, 2022 at 2:29 pm #

      John Adams – a true patriot, that is, up until the Alien and Sedition Act – then just another elitist butthead.

      “Criticize anyone you want – but not me!” – Johnny A.

      Speaking of TV – who was? I was – (I thought) John Adams was a good series. Paul Giamatti in the role he was meant to play. Greatly increased by appreciation for both the actor and the character he played.

  21. SpeedyBB July 4, 2022 at 11:26 am #

    Like a ‘non sequitur’ which is in fact not a non sequitur, the following ominous quote, dating from the time of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, came to mind:

    “We must all hang together, or we shall all hang separately”

    [attributed to Ben Franklin]

    • Jarek July 4, 2022 at 12:34 pm #

      Yes, individualism is our curse. Individuals cannot confront group cultures or even mobs. This is why the Elite fostered it so assiduously.

  22. benr July 4, 2022 at 11:45 am #

    Dutch farmers protesting by spraying fecal matter on government buildings over emissions laws.

    abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/explainer-dutch-farmers-protesting-emissions-85848026

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Farmers protested around the Netherlands as lawmakers voted Tuesday on proposals to slash emissions of damaging pollutants, a plan that will likely force farmers to cut their livestock herds or stop work altogether.

    The government says emissions of nitrogen oxide and ammonia, which livestock produce, must be drastically reduced close to nature areas that are part of a network of protected habitats for endangered plants and wildlife stretching across the 27-nation European Union.

    As tractors gathered outside the parliament building, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said farmers have the right to protest but not to break the law.

    Common sense out the door it would appear.
    What are people to eat in the next several years?
    Soylent green?

    • BackRowHeckler July 4, 2022 at 1:16 pm #

      Hey Ben I see California is offering free full medical benefits for all illegal aliens starting on July 1. Phew, they’ll be lined up at the door — by the millions!

      • benr July 4, 2022 at 6:37 pm #

        California is fawked.

        We are trying to make our escape in the next two years.

        Went to Torrey pines and paid 20 dollars to park at the beach.

        Even the parking is now outrageous.

        • justanotherguy July 5, 2022 at 11:53 am #

          getting spicy all of a sudden across the pond. gonzalo lira on the situation in netherlands:

          youtube.com/watch?v=m2HYnbs02Vs

          Your comment is awaiting moderation.

        • justanotherguy July 5, 2022 at 11:54 am #

          getting spicy all of a sudden across the pond. gonzalo lira on the situation in netherlands:

          youtube(dot)com/watch?v=m2HYnbs02Vs

          Your comment is awaiting moderation.

        • Blackbird July 5, 2022 at 2:45 pm #

          benr,

          “We are trying to make our escape in the next two years.” I’d make it this year, before, or not much after, November 8th.

          My recommendation: Florida – east coast.

          The surfing won’t be as good. The environment is already broken. And it will be the scene of some bloody reset-conflict, which We will be winning – until the Hildebeast demands UN support in putting down the rebellion. That’ll just make the targeting easier. Good Times!

          See a small sailboat offshore flying the black flag? Paddle on out for mangoes, mahi, and marijuana – and my priceless opinion on… everything.

          • benr July 5, 2022 at 3:18 pm #

            I was looking close at new Smyrna the issue is a job

            I’m all on board for the first two M’s the weed I will let you hold onto.
            Now mangoes, mahi and Rum I’m all in!

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 4, 2022 at 1:36 pm #

      benr – “let them eat bugs” is a real thing, as I presume you’re aware. Perhaps the Dutch PM can help those unfortunate folks into the insect farming business?

      Love that they decided on using straight up “natural fertilizer” for their demonstrations though.

    • SW July 4, 2022 at 1:52 pm #

      @Benr — I know this is being touted as a major cause of air pollution & climate change but it’s never made any sense to me. Early settlers and trappers in America described buffalo herds as being immense — stretching from horizon to horizon. So they didn’t emit any methane?! Only cows do?! And that’s not to take into account how many herds of other mammals there were too.

      I used to actually believe all the climate change propaganda but no more. It makes sense that with population soaring in some parts of the world, it would have an impact on the environment. But my guess is polluting our dwindling sources of fresh water will have a real impact.

      • Cactus Girl July 4, 2022 at 2:37 pm #

        @SW: I did some research a few years ago, and found out that there are approx. as many cows now as there were bison “back in the day”.

        I think the main difference would be in the way we keep them (confined) and the food we feed them (grain). Cows are not really natural grain eaters. They’re not even primarily grass eaters. They’re browsers, like deer. After all, they descend from a woodland animal, the Aurochs. Feeding them such concentrated food disturbs their natural gut biome, and makes them gassier.

        The solution is to put them on pasture with browse available. They’ll be leaner, with a better fatty acid profile in the meat. They’ll also be less profitable/more expensive.

        Of course, no one ever mentions all the methane HUMANS release. Put us all on a vegan diet, and watch THAT skyrocket. Yeesh.

        • BackRowHeckler July 4, 2022 at 3:13 pm #

          One thing I was surprised to learn is that buffalo herds reached all the way into where West Virginia is now, and they were first encountered by Spaniards exploring that part of N America in the 1550s.

          • JohnAZ July 4, 2022 at 5:11 pm #

            Yeah, Outlander showed a Buffalo in North Carolina. I had to check the accuracy of that and found yep, they were there.

        • Alzaebo July 4, 2022 at 5:22 pm #

          Every time you hear someone pop a can top and hear that hiss of CO2, Gaia dies a little bit more. /s

        • Q. Shtik July 4, 2022 at 9:59 pm #

          Of course, no one ever mentions all the methane HUMANS release. – Cactus G

          ===========

          I read somewhere recently that humans fart an average of 15 times a day (I wonder who and how that scientific study was performed?) My daughter told me years ago that farts released between the sheets in bed create what is called “a Dutch Oven.” I LoLed.

          • benr July 5, 2022 at 11:34 am #

            That is not actually true.
            It has been pointed out that we are all carbon emitters as well as methane emitters.

          • Blackbird July 5, 2022 at 2:51 pm #

            “I read somewhere recently that humans fart an average of 15 times a day…”

            As a young’un, I noticed how old guys (50 and above) – mostly divorced or widowed – seemed to like firing off farts at will. I told myself I would never be like them. But now… 15 times a day? Way under the limit – what a relief!

            I’m sequestering carbon – where is my offset?

          • Q. Shtik July 7, 2022 at 1:57 pm #

            That is not actually true. – benr

            ===========

            What’s not true? the 15 farts per day or that farts in bed are called a Dutch Oven?

          • benr July 7, 2022 at 5:54 pm #

            No one ever points out humans fart and expel co2.
            Thats why the Georgia guidestones called out no more than 500,000,000 humans on the entire planet to live in harmony with nature.

    • SoftStarLight July 4, 2022 at 4:41 pm #

      soylent green crickets

      • malthuss July 4, 2022 at 7:17 pm #

        and what year is that film set in? huh. find out folks.

        • SoftStarLight July 4, 2022 at 10:04 pm #

          Wow thanks for mentioning. I didn’t know. I was just being silly too but that is super creepy

  23. JohnAZ July 4, 2022 at 11:47 am #

    The thing that has brought down all empires is when the gimmes learn how to manipulate the government to guarantee handouts. The Roman Mob for example destroyed first the Republic then the Empire.

    The PTB today know this and are using it. When more people take than give, the end is near. The takeover attempts by our government and others and the globalists are based on this one item. In all ways, the governments are increasing individual dependence to insure control.

    • Rowdypiglet July 4, 2022 at 11:58 am #

      Yes, they know their slaves won’t bite the hand that feeds them. They also won’t vote against it. But someone has to grow that food and do all the other physical and mental tasks that enable our lives. You still have to have plumbers, electricians, carpenters, etc. When you create a situation where it’s not worth it for them to keep doing their jobs, you do reach the end of things – at least, things we’re used to having like clean water, electricity, indoor plumbing. The takers can’t make those things or maintain them. If I could wish for one thing, it would be for a general strike by the people who actually do make things work. They have more power than they realize or have made use of.

    • Cactus Girl July 4, 2022 at 2:40 pm #

      @JohnAZ: your obsession with “gimmes” is really getting out of hand. If you want to stop out of control gov’t spending, look to the military. Why do we have a military budget (and that’s just the stuff they admit to) as big as the next 10 countries combined?

      • JohnAZ July 4, 2022 at 5:03 pm #

        Because we committed to the world to be its protector, especially the sea lanes, after WW2.

        I agree with you, it costs too much to keep it up much longer.

        Gimmes are reality tough. Do you not believe that the Feds have been creating dependence in the American public?

      • justanotherguy July 5, 2022 at 12:00 pm #

        i look at gimmes as the bait and attraction required to get people dependent on big mommy government. our high tech manufacturing, as well as medical, etc. are all dependent as well. broader view, no conflict.

        dependence = control, and who can argue the psychopaths at the top are not going all in, whatever means, for the sake of unique, permanent, exclusive elite global domination.

    • SoftStarLight July 4, 2022 at 4:37 pm #

      You and your gimmes again. And what about those who engineered the system by which individual dependence on the regime is insured? It’s not like this is happening in some sort of vaccum. They’ve been engineering this outcome since the beginning.

      • JohnAZ July 4, 2022 at 5:06 pm #

        You have restated my point. Thank you.

        Not all gimmes want to be but a lot of them do.

        Dependence is easy to fall into, my family had a bad case of it and it was not pretty.

        • JohnAZ July 4, 2022 at 5:10 pm #

          And in the cae I was talking about, gimmes manipulate the government with their votes. Do you really believe that we would have happening in America what is happening if the elections were not being swung by dependence?

          • SoftStarLight July 4, 2022 at 6:34 pm #

            Well that could be but the elections are being swung with manipulation, censorship and fraud for the most part as near as I can tell. I’m not sure though how i restated your point. But I agree with you that the ptb would like the masses to be totally dependent on them.

    • Blackbird July 5, 2022 at 2:54 pm #

      The most destructive gimmes are at the top of the pyramid.

  24. CD_NewRevenantSociety July 4, 2022 at 11:56 am #

    It really frustrates me to see Americans spending 7.5 billion on 4th of July food, 1.5 billion on consumer fireworks, and 1.4 billion on alcohol today. When I look around and see all these fake “patriots” pretending to give a crap about the nation flying flags and acting like bad asses I roll my eyes. Where is their garden? How much debt do they have? How truly independent are they from a system that wants them dead? Can Americans wake the heck up and get to work reducing consumption (yikes!) growing food instead of their guts, and living with purpose? We are deluded in thinking we can squander our time and resources and still party on like nothing bad is happening.

    • MaryQueen July 4, 2022 at 12:37 pm #

      Just encountered a small but loud group of patriot-styled young men at the park where I was walking my dogs, upon return to my car. They were shout/singing “I’m Proud to Be An American” while blasting the Lee Greenwood song from their car. They were all hopped up on their high energy drinks no doubt meeting to go on the river rafting run. I considered asking them what they thought about some current events but then decided not to, as they seemed too pumped on being an American to actually think about anything.

      It didn’t bug me to see them loudly declaiming, though, in fact I thought it was almost kinda funny and ironic, the overly-loud singing and fist waving and shouting, as if they were trying really hard to convince themselves of America’s greatness.

      I do love the US – many aspects of it anyway – but I’ve never been the patriotic sort. I don’t think any country is any better than any other one. Just different.

      • Jarek July 4, 2022 at 12:46 pm #

        It’s nature to love your mother more than other people’s mother – even if she isn’t better.

        Not to have this kind of attachment is odd. One wonders what kind of daughter or patriot such a person would be.

        • Jarek July 4, 2022 at 12:46 pm #

          correction: natural not nature.

        • MaryQueen July 4, 2022 at 1:20 pm #

          The day I take advice from you on how peoples’ emotions are supposed to work is the day I start believing in the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus.

          • CrusherMuldoon July 4, 2022 at 1:50 pm #

            Get a room you two

          • MaryQueen July 4, 2022 at 2:00 pm #

            Get a clue, Muldoon.

          • Jarek July 4, 2022 at 2:10 pm #

            Ever read “Projection of the Astral Body” by Sylvan Muldoon?

          • Cactus Girl July 4, 2022 at 2:43 pm #

            @MaryQ: wait… what? You mean Santa and the EB aren’t real?

          • MaryQueen July 5, 2022 at 11:43 pm #

            Maybe they are after tossing back a few glasses of tequila or dropping acid?

        • MaryQueen July 4, 2022 at 3:15 pm #

          Not to mention once again, you misread, and didn’t comprehend what I wrote, and am inferring something that I didn’t say, and then proceeding to judge me on it.

          I did not say that I didn’t love my country more than other countries. I said I don’t think any country is better than other countries.

          You fail yet again. I am also owed an apology from you for purposefully twisting my words. “I’m sorry” will suffice.

          • Jarek July 4, 2022 at 4:07 pm #

            This is one rare case where you may be right. But I cannot apologize until the log jams of apologies you owe to me is cleared.

            In general, I clarify your words and show that they don’t make much sense. In this case, you are in agreement with my principle yet I came down on you anyway. Habit, perhaps.

          • MaryQueen July 4, 2022 at 6:49 pm #

            I’m in agreement with MY principle. Not yours.

            Sheesh.

          • Suburban_elk July 5, 2022 at 10:35 am #

            it’s nice you two finally come to an understand

          • steppingup July 5, 2022 at 11:53 am #

            Don’t know about you but I have been in a lot of shithole countries. Been around the world twice and I personally think the US is still the best country in the world. Till lately. Don’t quite remember when we became a democracy, must have been taking a nap. All I know is that we started becoming a shithole country when we started embracing DEMOCRACY, then started spreading DEMOCRACY. I always thought we were a F-ing Republic, actually a constitutional republic based on the rule of law. Silly me, ha ha ha ha ha ha. Happy slave sheep day, everyone….

        • Blackbird July 5, 2022 at 2:57 pm #

          A bit of difference between a mother and a country – I’m sure you’d agree, Jars.

          • Jarek July 6, 2022 at 12:28 pm #

            In other words, nothing can explain anything else. There are no principles. Everything is unique and unto itself. Thus you have nothing to say to anybody yet you persist in contradicting yourself and emitting sounds.

      • malthuss July 4, 2022 at 7:18 pm #

        that song was played at the beach today. Venice.

        • MaryQueen July 4, 2022 at 7:43 pm #

          The first time I hears it was in Cali. It was at my friend’s citizenship ceremony at the fairgrounds near LA, forget the name, begins with a P.

          They played the song and a message from GWB.

          • MaryQueen July 4, 2022 at 7:44 pm #

            I love the line “Where at least I know I’m free” as if United States citizens are any more free than like 100 other countries.

            The framing that the conservatives have, that the US is the ‘only free country always makes me roll my eyes.

            Not to mention we’re less free in many ways than many other countries.

          • Paula D July 5, 2022 at 11:51 am #

            The fairgrounds? Pomona.
            I spent a lot of weekends there when the LA County fair was on.
            Great place.

          • Blackbird July 5, 2022 at 3:05 pm #

            Can’t stand that song. (Sappy, emotional Country bullshit…)

            But I sure do like this country, and all that it promised, and could have been. I hope to die defending that dream.

          • MaryQueen July 5, 2022 at 7:56 pm #

            BB, I’m right there with you.

            Paula YES it was Pomona! I never went to a fair there, but wow the grounds are impressive.

            There was a huge tent with probably a couple 1000 people in it for that citizenship swearing-in.

          • Jarek July 6, 2022 at 12:29 pm #

            Beebee: Yeah if only strong women had been allowed to come here. The Indians would have respected them and left them alone.

            You are a good little babu.

    • Jarek July 4, 2022 at 12:37 pm #

      Happy victorious people are loud. So people like to make noise as if they were happy or victorious.

      Or the victory is real but about nothing – sports!

      • elysianfield July 4, 2022 at 1:18 pm #

        “Happy victorious people are loud.:

        Jarek,
        Funny, but that reminds me of my distant youth in San Antonio Texas in 1960….

        You could hear something thus commonly spoken;

        “Yeah, he was talking about your momma, and he was sayin’ it real loud….

        fightin’ words, I would expect.

        • MaryQueen July 4, 2022 at 7:46 pm #

          Also, drunk people are loud.

      • MaryQueen July 4, 2022 at 1:22 pm #

        How are suburban dudes hooked on Red Bull “victorious” in any way?

        Merely making it to the river with their coolers in tow and snacks might have been a big to-do for them, I suppose.

        • Jarek July 4, 2022 at 1:28 pm #

          Good Mary. You’re getting part of the point.

        • CrusherMuldoon July 4, 2022 at 1:54 pm #

          Well, it’s nice to know that even if you don’t believe that the Russians have a nuclear warhead for every US capital city, you can tell identify young people “hopped up on Red Bull” Are you sure they weren’t hopped up on “goof balls”?

          • MaryQueen July 4, 2022 at 2:01 pm #

            They were carrying the cans in their hands and drinking from them.

            I suppose they could have been faking it though and the cans had booze in them (which is probably actually more likely).

        • Anthea July 5, 2022 at 12:38 pm #

          There are few things that are more fun than river rafting–or a nice float trip. These activities require beer. You can get by without it, as I always did when I had five kids (the youngest age 2) and a dog in the raft. When the kids got older, the oldest started to demand beer. Turns out, she was right. Alcohol turns the river–which is pretty darned good when you’re sober–into a wonderland.

          As for the singing and hollering: This stuff is an expression of conviviality, like coyotes howling at night. Also like people bumping fists and proclaiming, “My dawg!” and inquiring, “Wha’d up?” Obviously, these effusions are not actual conversation and possibly don’t even rise to the level of actual language.

          I don’t look down on the coyotes for howling or the roosters for crowing. With humans, the onlly tragedy is if they can’t do any better (which is probable in the case Mary described). But i don’t have any real issue with people having fun–even on the Fourth. Maybe they should be talking about the Federalist Papers instead, but that’s not what you usually do on a float trip.

          • Blackbird July 5, 2022 at 3:16 pm #

            No booze for me when I’m headed down river. Alcohol separates me from nature – as well as reason.

            If I really want to get into Nature, I’ll drop some acid before I drop my kayak into the river/lake/ocean. No escape form the power and glory of Nature then. Feel God carrying you downriver. Feel God pounding you into the rocks beneath a waterfall. Laugh as God punches you in the face, and throws you into the sea with His waves – where He crushes the air from your lungs. A humble, “Thank you”.

            Of course you don’t need “drugs” to appreciate Nature – but if your soul is asleep, entheogens just might wake it up.

          • Anthea July 7, 2022 at 2:19 pm #

            I used to like acid, back when I could still get it and wasn’t afraid to take street drugs.

            I did formerly have a trustworthy neighbor, back before I moved. He said several times he could get shrooms for me, but he never came through. I think that, even after 20 years of being neighbors, he still didn’t trust me. And I think the reason for that is because I don’t smoke pot. (There’s something not quite right about a person who doesn’t smoke pot. We’re unpredictable.)

            As for booze, when I’m “on the river,” I’m on a float trip down the Mermec River–usually not much riskier than tubing at Worlds of Fun. Except for the water snakes. And the first time I drank beer on a float trip, it felt like I was on acid, I think because of the heat.

    • SW July 4, 2022 at 1:57 pm #

      @CD — only the alcohol makes sense.

  25. MaryQueen July 4, 2022 at 12:30 pm #

    Happy 4th of July to James and all of the CFN commenters!

    Hot mess indeed. I also pledge to be the best ADULT I can be and consider it my job to protect kids from the perversion scourge that is engulfing them, coming from every direction: Parents, teachers, peer groups, social media, TV/Movies, games.

    I don’t know how they can manage to resist, but the ones that do will hopefully be equipped to be the next leaders. That is, if we can rid ourselves of the WEF monsters, and it remains to be seen how we manage that.

    Hot mess = clusterfuck = America’s present culture.

    • Paula D July 4, 2022 at 2:20 pm #

      Dang it, I gave a link and my comment went to moderation.
      In Austin they teach kindergarteners that “most” boys have penises and “most” girls have vulvas and they teach them that their torso is their “breast area”. None of which is accurate, but even if they were accurate there is no need for 5 year olds to learn it.
      My husband and I are pretty pissed about this, and he is the type that will do something about it.
      I will try the link again.
      .austinisd dot org/pe-health/health-education/hsr/lessons

  26. BackRowHeckler July 4, 2022 at 1:12 pm #

    Yankees appear to be on the road to an historic season — I thought I’d tune in and listen to a few innings before the Mets broadcast — see what they’re all about. ESPN radio carrys the games locally. A few minutes in a PSA came on, a rather lengthy one. It was a “Young Mother” expressing how proud she was of her 6 year old son, WHO WAS IN TRANSITION! She went into detail as to how he was ‘Misgendered’ by the doctor at birth; thankfully, she caught the error early on and has been raising her son as a daughter. She mentioned puberty blocker therapy in the future. This was a real eye opener for me … who knew that its gone this far? Altho one of my neighbors is an ESPN executive with a BLM yard sign posted on his lawn, a Uke flag hanging on his door, and a “Hate has no home here” sticker on his car, which explains a lot.

    • Oscar Gordon Hawkins July 4, 2022 at 1:34 pm #

      In fairness to the Doctor, 6 years ago a newborn baby sporting a penis, scrotum and testicles was considered male.

      We have learned so much since but it is unfair to hold the Doctor responsible then to what we know now, imho.

    • CrusherMuldoon July 4, 2022 at 1:48 pm #

      Gary Cohen might say BRH. “And he hits the cut-off man…presto-chango -no schlongo”

    • Jarek July 4, 2022 at 2:13 pm #

      The young officers thought nothing of Plain Buttons. They thought every ship had one, not knowing that he was the Man Without a Country.

      Soon America will be full of Plain Buttons or Men without Penises. First they lost their chests, then their balls, then their penises.

    • Paula D July 4, 2022 at 2:23 pm #

      Munchhausen by Proxy, or as they say, a trans kid is like a vegan cat.
      We all know who made that decision.
      But yeah, it is trendy to have a trans child nowadays (among the batshit crazy.)

    • MaryQueen July 4, 2022 at 3:30 pm #

      That family has no problem transing away the gay though.

      For social credit, of course.

    • Disaffected July 4, 2022 at 3:47 pm #

      One wonders, how long until the NFL, MLB, and NBA sport their first flaming trannies? The NBA flirted with the idea with Dennis Rodman, but he was more just plain weird in all respects.

    • Q. Shtik July 4, 2022 at 5:18 pm #

      She went into detail as to how he was ‘Misgendered’ by the doctor at birth – BRH

      ===========

      Your gender remark reminds me of something I was very surprised to run into yesterday: The NYT which is fully in accord with all the Progressive BS must have slipped up when writing about all the airline and airport chaos. In several places in an article they made reference to a ‘spokeswoman.’ Wasn’t it about a decade ago that gender was purged from chair and spokes and became chairperson and spokesperson?

      Similarly, Viking Cruises has acknowledged that they will be refunding to me the cost of my purchase of air tickets on Delta from Toronto into LaQuardia but they are declining to pay me any other associated costs due to arriving home a day late and at a more distant airport than the original Newark Airport and they suggest that I contact TripMate since I had purchased trip insurance from them for just such an occurrence. This outfit has an ungodly claim form which I swear, no bullshit, I worked on for 6 hours and still have my doubts that I will be able to recover any of these trip delay type expenses. I would need receipts which I don’t have.

      The surprising thing having to do with gender is that their form asks the gender of the passengers in question. The drop-down gives just two choices, male or female. I guess they haven’t heard yet or don’t know how to deal with the possibility of up to 8 billion possible genders.

      This insurance company has got things figured out in such a way that I can picture them having a big bash dinner party after their fiscal 4th qtr ends in which they praise their staff for having avoided paying any claims whatsoever for the second year running and further for having would-be claimants just give up in frustration by pulling their never-completed claim forms. This is what I’m considering doing. There just isn’t enough money at stake for me to spend more hours of my life on.

      • Paula D July 5, 2022 at 11:52 am #

        If the NY Times called someone a ”spokeswoman” it was probably a man wearing womanface.

  27. elysianfield July 4, 2022 at 1:15 pm #

    “Lil Miss Hot Mess, author and performer…”

    More pics please…and does she have a…brother?

    Axing for a friend….

    • BackRowHeckler July 4, 2022 at 3:06 pm #

      Well, we have ‘Annie Oakley’ an enormous dude in a cowgal outfit, wearing toy six guns, chaps (not assless, at least at public appearances) black fishnet stockings, stiletto heel cowboy boots, and a big red bouffant wig with a cowboy hat perched on top. Unlike the cowboy heroes of old, a cowgirl for the 21st century — the stuff of nightmares.

      • MaryQueen July 4, 2022 at 3:31 pm #

        LOL!!

  28. MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 4, 2022 at 1:24 pm #

    JHK – Regarding your time machine experiment, I’ve had similar thoughts as well, though mine revolved around approximately four score later.

    Imagine time-transporting soldiers walking on a dusty road back home from the Civil War, no matter which side, only to be shown our “modern society” with statues of Lincoln, Jefferson, Stonewall and Lee being beheaded and tossed into rivers while entitled, spastic, uninformed (and apparently completely uninterested in becoming informed) juveline mobs laugh hysterically, peedon the statues, and of course furiously twerk on-scene to post to their Instagram later (you know, while waiting for the GrubHub guy to bring their Chipotle).

    Then watching these “citizens” go home and be hailed by their families for acting so “boldly and bravely” in their actions “against their oppressors”. With the media gleefully covering the story, of course.

    It would make them puke to see their contributions to history so purposely and unceremoniously shoveled into the proverbial rusty aluminum trash can out back of the janitor’s smoke-break room. Maybe they’d charge in with what was left of their worn bayonet fixtures to clean house and lay the mobs to shame. Or, perhaps, some would just become insufferably depressed and confused like the mobs they’d just witnessed, and also start dressing like clowns with fake tits…cuz hey why not.

    In this newly engineered society, we are now to be proud of that which we have always been ashamed, and ashamed of that which has always made us proud. If they can hold on and get another generation after this on board, I’d say the conversion of western civ will be complete.

    • MaryQueen July 4, 2022 at 2:04 pm #

      Well said, Mr. Mango.

    • Blackbird July 5, 2022 at 3:24 pm #

      Our (North and South) generals would have stopped firing at each other, aimed a huge executional burst at Abie Baby, and then declared war on the future.

      And a hundred and some years later, I’d have enlisted.

  29. Amman July 4, 2022 at 1:41 pm #

    “We can start with the language we use amongst ourselves to make sense of who we are and where we are.”

    A people under severe tyranny. A Nation in distress. – TRUE LINES

    • SoftStarLight July 4, 2022 at 4:27 pm #

      Whose true lines are these? Are they yours?

      • Amman July 5, 2022 at 6:11 am #

        Aren’t they always? xx

        • SoftStarLight July 5, 2022 at 12:45 pm #

          Ok lol 🙂

  30. Paula D July 4, 2022 at 1:58 pm #

    4th of July parade at Highland Park cancelled when 5 people were killed and 19 injured by an early celebrant.
    Who’s keeping track? Backrow Heckler?

    • Paula D July 4, 2022 at 2:01 pm #

      “Evidence of a firearm has been recovered” said a city official trying to make it sound like detectives are hot on the trail.
      Personally I would think that 24 people shot would be evidence enough.

      • MaryQueen July 4, 2022 at 2:06 pm #

        Oh now it’s a ‘firearm’ that is responsible sort of like it was an SUV responsible for running down the people in the Christmas parade in Waukasha?

        • Paula D July 4, 2022 at 2:25 pm #

          Yes, the SUV that ”accidentally” ran over 62 people.
          Tragic accident, that.

          • MaryQueen July 4, 2022 at 3:32 pm #

            SUVs can be so murdersome if not kept under complete control.

          • Disaffected July 4, 2022 at 3:44 pm #

            Especially when they’re Law and Order, the SUV.

          • Paula D July 5, 2022 at 11:53 am #

            These are their stories……

        • MaryQueen July 5, 2022 at 11:47 pm #

          This just in: The youth who gunned down the Highland Park paraders was known to be a Trump fan.

          So it’s back to the person being responsible, not the gun.

    • MaryQueen July 4, 2022 at 4:10 pm #

      https://www.foxnews.com/us/chaos-erupts-multiple-people-are-shot-4th-july-parade

      This one appears to have been some sort of sniper on a rooftop.

      Maybe the See Eye Aye are getting tired of relying on Manchurian Candidates and just doing it themselves.

      • Paula D July 5, 2022 at 11:54 am #

        That’s how they did it in Syria and the Maidan in Ukraine.
        Snipers.

    • Blackbird July 5, 2022 at 3:27 pm #

      “4th of July parade (I like to call it “Independence Day” – more meaningful than a date on a calendar) at Highland Park cancelled when 5 people were killed and 19 injured by an early celebrant.”

      And what do we call that?

      A good start.

  31. GreenAlba July 4, 2022 at 2:18 pm #

    NATO cringefest.

    theduran.locals.com/post/2372689/https-www-bitchute-com-video-onad3f4iqmgy-pure-cringe-nato-leaders-admire-worship-some-kind-o

    The Monolith. Hard to know what to say.

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    • Paula D July 4, 2022 at 2:26 pm #

      Huh, I see your comment and I also see that it is ”awaiting moderation”.
      I just repeated myself because that happened.

      • GreenAlba July 4, 2022 at 2:31 pm #

        That was my fault. I copy pasted the whole thing without deleting the moderation comment, after doing the same thing as you!

        • Paula D July 4, 2022 at 2:38 pm #

          Oh, OK. That’s funny.

    • Paula D July 4, 2022 at 2:37 pm #

      Wow! That was weird. Sorta updated and flashier 2001 Space Odessy monolith.
      Who was giving the orders? “Take your masks off. Put your masks on and go to your room”. That was weird also.
      I noticed the “support the rules-based order” among the messages given.
      Putin and Lavrov have been pointing out that there is no such thing as “rules-based order”, there is international law.
      Since the US is run by crooks and criminals they don’t follow international law, they made up a “rules-based order” in which the US makes up rules and then punishes those who break their invented rules.
      It’s a lot like post-2017 social media and their “community standards”, which are rules they invent and then punish people who break their ”standards”, which are opaque, unwritten and unappealable.
      I see that Lithuania thought that they could invent their own rules also, so they broke an actual treaty and told Russia that they couldn’t ship supplies to their citizens in Kaliningrad.
      Oops. Now Germany is trying to tell Lithuania that they are not allowed to make up rules, only the US can make up rules, but Lithuania is standing firm in their idiocy.

      • Oscar Gordon Hawkins July 4, 2022 at 3:08 pm #

        Paul Craig Roberts had the perfect analogy:

        This is like if Canada ceased American transport from Washington to Alaska.

        • Paula D July 4, 2022 at 5:16 pm #

          Yes, that is a perfect analogy.
          The whole thing is getting scarily bizarre.

        • Blackbird July 5, 2022 at 3:31 pm #

          Paul Craig Roberts doesn’t allow comments. What is he afraid of? Too bad, because he is often spot-on.

          What has Lithuania – or the puppets of Lithuania – been promised in order to put their head on the chopping block?

      • MaryQueen July 4, 2022 at 3:37 pm #

        It literally says 2030 at the end. LMAO.

        But yeah the New World Order is just conspiracy theory.

    • Amman July 4, 2022 at 3:10 pm #

      Showbiz.

    • MaryQueen July 4, 2022 at 3:37 pm #

      Oh my gawd they really are doing it right out in the open and rubbing our faces in it, aren’t they?

      • Paula D July 4, 2022 at 5:17 pm #

        But what’s with having the leaders all in front watching it, carefully spaced out?
        I mean literally spaced out, not ”spaced out” like Biden.
        It has to symbolize something, doesn’t it?

        • MaryQueen July 4, 2022 at 6:52 pm #

          I think it’s the covid19 idiocy, the 6 feet thing. They have to set an example, no matter how utterly ridiculous.

          • Paula D July 5, 2022 at 11:54 am #

            How quickly I forgot.

      • Amman July 5, 2022 at 6:19 am #

        Nah. I l see it as they themselves getting their faces rubbed in it in a deserved and humiliating process. Pathetic Mfers.

        • MaryQueen July 5, 2022 at 11:48 pm #

          I like to think of it that way, too. Who would want to be standing there having to pretend they are in awe of a ridiculous commercial for the WEF?

          Pathetic!

    • Night Owl July 4, 2022 at 5:52 pm #

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCotaX6I7Pc

      • MaryQueen July 4, 2022 at 6:54 pm #

        LMAO!! Thank you.

      • MaryQueen July 4, 2022 at 6:54 pm #

        LMAO!! Thank you.

        • MaryQueen July 4, 2022 at 11:27 pm #

          I swear I only wrote that once.

      • GreenAlba July 5, 2022 at 9:50 am #

        Mark Crispin Miller forwarded the two videos. He asked if the NATO one was ‘the Dusk of Man’.

  32. Roundball Shaman July 4, 2022 at 2:31 pm #

    “I wish I had a time machine.”

    One can’t help but think about all of the countless generations of humans that have lived and sacrificed and struggled just so that our race could survive to make it here to the 21st Century.

    “I would teleport a small delegation of Ben Franklin, Tom Jefferson, and Button Gwinnett from their sweltering labors at Independence Hall… What is functioning in America these days? Absolutely nuthin’…”

    And drop them smack dab in the middle of this 21st Century so They could look around and say… ‘WHAT THE HELL HAVE YOU DONE TO OUR DREAM? What the hell is the matter with you People’!

    “It’s one thing… to throw off the onerous yoke of a British King and his agents…It’s perhaps another thing ‘empowering’ children to bethink themselves monomaniacs of sexual confusion, years before they’re mentally equipped to devine the conundrums of sex.”

    There is of course NOTHING ‘empowering’ about this campaign of child abuse terror. This is all about enslavement to the Build Back Much Worse New World Disorder of personal and societal confusion and submission to monstrous Elitist psychopathy of this badly misguided Age.

    When you corrupt the youth… you corrupt the future. And when you corrupt the future… you HAVE no future as a useful race of beings.

    It’s beginning to look like this World was intended to be a lab experiment gone bad. It may have been deliberately set up to devolve into nothing but pain and anguish and chaos and thuggery and abuses of all kinds coming from high places and corrupted minds and spirits.

    There were apparently some flaws deliberately put into the human recipe to insure systematic failure at some future point. Some call that Original Sin. But whatever one calls it, it appears to result in the fatality of what could have been a prosperous and successful race of beings with just a little tweaking in the right direction.

    Some people are able to rise above the flaws and bugs that entered the System and become remarkable humans. But as a percentage of the total population that is pitifully small.

    “…frankly it’s been a long time since all the Fun, Fun, Fun was over and Daddy took the T-bird away.”

    The heyday of the Beach Boys was to turn out to be the pinnacle of the American Dream. The highest point of American Life. The high point of the Middle Class. The high point of living with optimism about the future. It’s been all down hill since Daddy took that T-bird away and something happened in Dallas. Daddy knew what was to come and he was the first to hunker down before the rot of Vietnam and Johnson and Nixon and Watergate and Reagan and Bush and Clinton… and the other Clinton… and ‘Pull It!’… and the Unpatriotic Act and the National Defense Authority of Tyranny Act and the Planned-Emic… etc.

    Daddy hid the T-bird away safely in a garage somewhere hoping that all this Hot Mess would one day blow over and he could take it out cruising again. Daddy still hopes for that… even though he won’t be able to find gas for it nor spare parts nor motels and hotels he can afford nor road food to eat no any place worth visiting any more.

    Yes, the Beach Boys sang of Fun, Fun, Fun and Dance Dance Dance. But later on, They did a song called, ‘When I Die’. Most people never noticed that. They saw the future.

    “The time will soon be at hand when it is possible to tell who is speaking the truth and who is not.”

    Remember the old puzzle: ‘EVERYTHING I SAY IS A LIE!’

    And let that one roll around your brain until you come up with the answer.

    The ‘Hot Mess’ we are in right now? It may not be a Bug. It just might be a Feature.

    ‘You’ve been thinking that your fun is all through, now
    But you can come along with me
    ‘Cause we’ve got a lot of things to do, now
    And we’ll have fun, fun, fun now that daddy took the T-bird away…’

    If only Daddy could remember where he hid the damn thing.

    • Oscar Gordon Hawkins July 4, 2022 at 2:55 pm #

      Red Barchetta

      My uncle has a country place, that no-one knows about
      He says it used to be a farm, before the Motor Law
      Sundays I elude the ‘Eyes’, and hop the Turbine Freight
      To far outside the Wire, where my white-haired uncle waits

      Jump to the ground
      As the Turbo slows to cross the borderline
      Run like the wind
      As excitement shivers up and down my spine

      Down in his barn
      My uncle preserved for me an old machine –
      For fifty-odd years
      To keep it as new has been his dearest dream

      I strip away the old debris, that hides a shining car
      A brilliant red Barchetta, from a better, vanished time
      Fire up the willing engine, responding with a roar!
      Tires spitting gravel, I commit my weekly crime…

      Wind in my hair –
      Shifting and drifting –
      Mechanical music
      Adrenalin surge –

      Well-weathered leather
      Hot metal and oil
      The scented country air
      Sunlight on chrome
      The blur of the landscape
      Every nerve aware

      Suddenly ahead of me, across the mountainside
      A gleaming alloy air-car shoots towards me, two lanes wide
      I spin around with shrieking tires, to run the deadly race
      Go screaming through the valley as another joins the chase

      Drive like the wind
      Straining the limits of machine and man
      Laughing out loud
      With fear and hope, I’ve got a desperate plan

      At the one-lane bridge
      I leave the giants stranded
      At the riverside
      Race back to the farm
      To dream with my uncle
      At the fireside…

      – Neil Peart

  33. Q. Shtik July 4, 2022 at 3:28 pm #

    The fourth of July is a date that gives me an opportunity to say something more about Peter. I’ve told some of this before but it bears repeating and provides a nice segue to some new stuff.

    It was 8 years ago on this date of the unique American national holiday that Peter’s wife died. Her arrival at this point had been long and difficult and made Peter an angry man since Darlene was the sole source of order in his life. He would deny that but deep down I think he knew it. Peter is the perfect example of a “hot mess” that JHK spoke of today.

    Years before her death Dar had come down with something the doctors could not put a definitive label on but they called it Parkinsonism or, alternatively, MSA (multiple system atrophy). I prefer the second label since it describes exactly what happened to Dar over time… all systems atrophied. By the end she could barely swallow or talk.

    It started with barely noticeable things like tripping over a tiny twig and falling flat on her face. And then there was something called “restless leg syndrome.” Google definition. Peter blamed the doctors for incompetency but Parkinson’s is a nasty disease for which there is, to date, no cure.

    Years dragged on, Peter had inherited a going-concern business from a former boss, made some significant bucks, blew through them and never saved a dime. No 401k, no IRA. He always assumed his mini-mansion out in Washington Twp, NJ (near Walter B) would appreciate in value and he would eventually tap that value like a piggy bank. But Washington is out in the boonies with no major source of employment so when people in this development of mini-mansions tried to sell they got less than they imagined at the time they bought there.

    Peter’s business declined and whatever money he made he pissed away until he simply stopped paying his mortgage, taxes, utilities, HOA fees and other bills. When he finally sold the house – a tale of fuck-ups worthy of a novel in its own right which I have partially described previously here on this blog – he received $xxx$ from which the long overdue mortgage payments etc. were first extracted. He netted out $89K into his bank account and promptly moved to the west coast of Florida, land of dead beats and other ne’er-do-wells using the excuse that they can’t stand the cold weather up north. In addition to the net of the house sale money Peter was receiving $2,600/mo from Soc Sec and a pension from his wife’s employment.

    In the interest of time and space I need to skip over Peter’s confrontation with a cop at a 4-way stop at the very corner of his development. There were multiple charges, he had to hire a lawyer which cost him many thousands of dollars, he was convicted, fined, placed on parole which he violated many times. He escaped to FL leaving my house as a forwarding address for his mail.

    So by the time my wife and I went to FL to rescue Peter from the brink of death and bring him back to Jersey he had pissed through all but $13,500 of the $89K and $46.8K of SS and pension money received over 1.5 years. Due to his severe heart disease and attendant lack of oxygen to the brain he literally could not recall that he had lived 20 years in Washington, NJ and sold a house there. He had the gall to ask me “but where did all that money go?” and I said “that’s what I want to ask YOU.”

    OK, you get the drift, Peter is a fuck-up. With all the above as preface let me move on to some new stuff which pales in insignificance compared to the above but never-the-less annoys the living shit out of me.

    Peter loves to go out to dinner and hardly a day passes when he doesn’t offer to take us out to dinner. And he has no qualms about picking up the tab. In fact he likes to pay because it makes him feel he has been living a successful life. He wears certain jewelry including a Rolex watch (and other ostentatious items) which is NEVER set to the right time. So the other night we went to the Outback Steakhouse. My wife and I ordered modest sized meals and Peter, as always, ordered some huge slab of meat, a baked potato and a large glop of rice. (Wife pointed out that was two ‘starches’ and why not chose some green vegetable… wasting her breath talking to a brick wall.) His entree was $33. To drink he ordered a beer. He took the 22 oz size glass rather than the 16 oz glass and wound up leaving un-drunk about 6ozs. He has no sense of scale… not a frugal bone in his body.

    All three of us had leftover food which we packed up in plastic containers to take home. Peter was only able to consume 25-30% of his food. Maybe he was just saving space for desert which he was dying to get from a place in town he refers to as Sheeny Queen. He calls it that because it is a kosher place that draws a lot of Jewish customers easily recognizable by their clothing. Sheeny is Peter’s anti-Semitic label for Jews when referring to them in a generic sense even though his wife was a non-religious half Jew and although Peter had kind words for certain Jewish customers of his business.

    The ‘Queen’ is Peter’s mistaken notion that the establishment is a Dairy ‘Queen’ when it is actually a Dairy Deluxe but Peter was never one for detail. All erroneous utterances are acknowledged with “whatever.” What Peter was apparently saving space for in his stomach was a pineapple milk shake. I think that milk shake had been on his mind all day because earlier in the day he refused to eat a hamburger placed in front of him by my wife. He just let it sit there untouched for half an hour. Then he draped a napkin over it. Like a petulant child he wanted us to go to ‘Sheeny Queen’ for lunch. We refused.

    This is my one fresh Peter anecdote for the moment. I’ll report others if and when they pop into my mind.

    • Disaffected July 4, 2022 at 3:33 pm #

      I trust that there will be a book soon, chronicling this ongoing anthology? With a forward by Jim and published by the distinguished Ruckers Press, no doubt?

      • Disaffected July 4, 2022 at 3:41 pm #

        I jest above, Q. I do enjoy your accounts of the ongoing Peter saga. He sounds like quite a character; albeit, better to observe second hand.

        No psychiatric meds, I take it? Sounds like the only thing they could do is sedate him. His thinking is just too disordered otherwise. Not exactly schizo, but not exactly right either.

        • Oscar Gordon Hawkins July 4, 2022 at 3:57 pm #

          “Not exactly schizo, but not exactly right either.”

          That describes Just about everybody I know!

          • Disaffected July 5, 2022 at 9:25 am #

            LOL! That describes me most days as well!

    • SoftStarLight July 4, 2022 at 4:20 pm #

      You’re projecting your petulant child nature onto Peter, Q. Yes, continue to report as needed lol

      • JohnAZ July 4, 2022 at 4:55 pm #

        Most folks will have to be caretakers during their lives for someone. It is NOT easy and almost always not appreciated.

        Q is a saint.

        • SoftStarLight July 4, 2022 at 5:12 pm #

          How much caretaking is Q doing John?

          • Paula D July 4, 2022 at 5:22 pm #

            Pretty sure it’s Q’s wife who is the saint.

          • JohnAZ July 4, 2022 at 5:37 pm #

            Ask him? Caretaking can be a two person job.

          • Paula D July 5, 2022 at 11:59 am #

            Peter is ambulatory and can dress and feed himself. He goes to the toilet on his own. He doesn’t have to be turned every 2 hours to prevent bedsores.
            It sounds like he is just a really, really annoying roommate, not someone who requires caretaking as we usually think of it.

          • SoftStarLight July 5, 2022 at 12:55 pm #

            Exactly Paula, that is what I have gathered as well. It sounds like Q needs to practice patience and enjoy dinner sometimes if Peter is offering to pick up the tab.

          • Q. Shtik July 5, 2022 at 4:27 pm #

            Peter is ambulatory and can dress and feed himself. He goes to the toilet on his own. He doesn’t have to be turned every 2 hours to prevent bedsores.
            It sounds like he is just a really, really annoying roommate, not someone who requires caretaking as we usually think of it. – Paula

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

            What you have written here is only somewhat true. Let me explain.

            Ambulatory: he can walk up/down to/from the third floor. I believe it is only a matter of time before he missteps or his pants fall down and cause him to fall and break his hip and that will be the beginning of the end exactly as it happened with his mother who we cared for on the 3rd floor for 9 years. After breaking her hip in 2013 she lived the last 7 mos of her life in a nursing home and died at 92 on April 30, 2014. I foresee a similar outcome for Peter. Further, just to get out now and then, Peter goes food shopping with Bo. He pushes the cart to have something to hold himself up but can’t be on his feet 15 mins before he is exhausted and must sit down.

            Can dress himself: True, but not properly. He should NEVER go without suspenders but he refuses to use them because he can’t get into them without help. He uses only a belt, has no ass, and therefore his pants fall down often and it’s embarrassing when it happens in a restaurant or supermarket. Wife constantly reminds him to change his dirty clothes. He says he has no clean clothes to put on. Bullshit, my wife does his laundry, folds it, and places it in a basket near the foot of his bed.

            Can feed himself: in a pinch, if hungry he can forage in the fridge and more often than not will eat a bowl of ice cream. I can always tell when Peter has been in the Fridge. Bottle caps are NEVER screwed back on bottles tightly. They are cock-eyed and only given a half twist, soda goes flat, etc.

            Goes to the toilet on his own: Haha, a major sore point. He pisses on the floor all the time. His bathroom has an old wood floor that I sanded and polyurethaned some years ago. The poly is peeling up and the wood is rotting around the base of the toilet. Just yesterday my wife began to insist that we need to have the floor ripped out and replaced with something more resistant to Peter’s piss and easily cleaned… like tile or whatever. I tried to convince Peter he should sit while peeing but got negative facial feedback to the suggestion. Also, as mentioned elsewhere he only flushes the toilet half the time, even after doing #2. He’s a real pig.

            doesn’t have to be turned every 2 hours to prevent bedsores: The Peter saga began the day after Thanksgiving in year 2020. He called Bo from his apartment in FL and said “I can no longer take care of myself.” He was in such bad shape that my wife called the Estero, FL police and they had Peter picked up in an ambulance and taken to a medical facility where he spent 2 months until we rescued him on Jan 24, 2021. If there was any need to turn Peter every 2 hours the med’l people would have done it but I doubt that they did. The day we arrived to get Peter it was frightening to look at him. He hadn’t had a hair cut in months and looked like a crazed cave man.

            he is just a really, really annoying roommate: No Paula, he is waaay beyond that.

        • Q. Shtik July 4, 2022 at 6:34 pm #

          Q is a saint. – JAZ

          ==========

          I make no claim to sainthood but my wife probably could. She is actually as disgusted with Peter as I am but, frustrating to me, she will not lash out verbally at her brother. If anything she continues to talk sweetly to him when she should be tearing him a new asshole.

          Here’s but one instance: On Saturday my wife was away all day to Toms River, NJ visiting two HS chums. She didn’t get home until almost 8pm. This meant Peter and I had to fend for ourselves for food. Normally Bo would serve both of us a meal.

          So, around 7 – 7:30 I was feeling rather hungry and went to the kitchen where I knew there was plenty of leftovers from the Outback Steakhouse meal. The first thing I spotted was a messy plate on the counter right next to the sink and several cups and utensils in the sink. These were Peter’s items. When Peter finishes a meal he carries his dishes to the vicinity of the sink and I guess he figures that is the extent of his duties. I say this because I am not lying when I report that in the past 1.5 years since the rescue of Peter from Florida he has not washed or rinsed off so much as a single saucer or teaspoon.

          I am an obsessive compulsive dish-washer. If there is ANYthing in or near the kitchen sink or counter I will wash it dry it and put it away before doing anything else like eating, even if starving or the house is burning down. This is a known personality trait of mine throughout the extended family.

          So, my point being, Peter had gotten hungry and indulged himself maybe two hours ahead of me. At the very moment I finished doing Peter’s dishes my wife appeared in the kitchen doorway. She looked to my left and said “why is the refrigerator door open?” It was ajar about 4-5 inches. “Holy shit” I blurted “I didn’t even notice because all Peter’s dirty dishes caught my eye.” We both understood that the ajar refrig door was Peter’s doing just as we know that if Peter ‘uses the facilities’ the odds of him flushing the toilet are only 50-50.

          I tried to get Bo to say something to Peter about the refrig door but she wouldn’t. She feels confrontation is counter-productive. I responded “Spare the rod and spoil the child.”

          Last night I couldn’t take it any longer and I spoke harshly to Peter “are you aware that you left the refrigerator door ajar for two hours?” He said “you’re kidding?” “NO PETER, I’M NOT KIDDING.”

          • SoftStarLight July 4, 2022 at 6:45 pm #

            Oh, well that was good that you took care of the dishes

          • Jarek July 4, 2022 at 9:58 pm #

            No harm done. Things were still cool if not cold. Only you lost your cool.

          • Blackbird July 5, 2022 at 3:55 pm #

            The Stick is a saint (or at least a reasonably decent person – probably more the latter…) for caring for (or at least not interfering with, his wife’s caring for) his worthless brother-in-law, with one hand, while defending the American-English language from mongrelization, with the other.

            I regret walking the ‘Stick to the execution block with “the Ukraine”. A damn, small, rusty, kitchen knife to fall upon. But sometimes our smallest mistakes are our undoing…

        • Suburban_elk July 5, 2022 at 11:23 am #

          At least he’s getting dinner outta the deal; Outback no less.

    • Paula D July 4, 2022 at 5:26 pm #

      Q, I was watching a video about foraging for food and the teacher pointed out wild radish and then vetch, which looks similar.
      He said not to eat vetch because it causes “wasting of the buttocks”.
      And I thought of Peter.

      • Q. Shtik July 4, 2022 at 6:42 pm #

        “wasting of the buttocks”. And I thought of Peter. – Paula

        =========

        Ha Ha, that’s funny.

      • Q. Shtik July 5, 2022 at 4:43 pm #

        vetch… causes “wasting of the buttocks”. – Paula

        ==========

        Kim Kardashian should eat vetch with every meal.

    • MaryQueen July 5, 2022 at 11:50 pm #

      I do enjoy your stories, Q.

  34. Ishabaka July 4, 2022 at 3:38 pm #

    For the life of me, I can’t figure out the motivation of the alt-left in forcing the most extreme sexual deviants on normal Americans 24/7. Qui bono?

    • Oscar Gordon Hawkins July 4, 2022 at 3:57 pm #

      Satan.

      • Amman July 5, 2022 at 6:23 am #

        Where the H u been Dude?

    • tucsonspur July 4, 2022 at 4:04 pm #

      The softening up and decay of America into a pervasive anything goes, nothing matters mindset.

    • Jarek July 4, 2022 at 4:17 pm #

      The medical lobby that will make huge amounts of money on these people and above them, the Transhumanist Elite who see it as a weakening of our humanity, paving the way for their agenda.

      The profit motive covers up the more fundamental motive very nicely.

      Some of the Elite may really believe that this new kind of person is an improvement. On the other hand, they’re planning on killing most of humanity so the two data sets don’t jibe very well.

      Perhaps we can assume that the humanity that is allowed to survive will all be non-binary and of course chipped, etc.

      • Night Owl July 4, 2022 at 6:08 pm #

        This is more or less what head gain-of-function bro Ralph Baric said before the Covid Hoax rolled out.

      • Amman July 5, 2022 at 2:45 pm #

        Yes, and in the meantime China, Russia, India, North Korea et al are going to sit back and allow this all to play out – Is that right?

    • MaryQueen July 4, 2022 at 6:58 pm #

      It’s mass hysteria and they know which people are susceptible now and they can change up the ideology or agenda and these people will buy it. Notice the same crew bought the covid19 hoax and the quacksines, self-masked on command, etc.

      • Paula D July 5, 2022 at 12:00 pm #

        They also support the nazis in Ukraine. Same people, all around.

        • MaryQueen July 5, 2022 at 8:03 pm #

          Yep. My neighbors escaped war in Serbia, in the early 1990s, and did well here, but actually never really wanted to leave: They had to.

          And they described one day sitting around like we do on our back patios, cooking out & drinking a brew, and then suddenly out of nowhere, the tanks were coming down the street. Horrifying. They also were annoyed by the smell of the fireworks last night, because the gun powder smell brings back bad memories (they are around my age).

          They said that Putin is just like Milosevic, and I said, well what was Putin supposed to do about the constant shelling and bombing of Donbass since 2014? And I mentioned the Azov nazis which they also know about … but they couldn’t really say much, since they’ve picked sides. The wife just said that Russia has a history of despotic leaders, and left it at that. They agreed that Russia has a rich history, and amazing culture and people. We switched the convo to our mutual love for Russian literature. They’re great neighbors.

          • Night Owl July 6, 2022 at 3:51 am #

            The entire episode is about the Maidan in 2014, and the take over by the Anglo-American globocapitalists.

            NATO has lied repeatedly about expansion. Putin has been rather benign up to this point, and if one knows even a cursory bit of history about what has happened over the last decade, Putin’s actions make sense.

          • Paula D July 6, 2022 at 10:26 am #

            They escaped Serbia? They are Serbs and they trash Milosevic and Putin?
            Must be collaborators with the Empire rewarded by being allowed to live here.

    • TPTB-USA July 6, 2022 at 1:33 am #

      Xi.

  35. tucsonspur July 4, 2022 at 3:47 pm #

    I had just finished watching George M. Cohan’s “Yankee Doodle Dandy” and switched over to the news. Six dead, 24 injured in a parade shooting near Chicago. With all due respect to Mr. Cohan, it’s not ‘over there’ but over here, the continuing decay and dissolution of a once great America.

    The fireworks apparently came from the barrel of a rifle, and the bullets shattered and splattered bodies into a flood of red blood as American flags waved, with their red stripes now representing America’s flowing rivers of corpse filled crimson.

  36. BackRowHeckler July 4, 2022 at 4:22 pm #

    Something’s up. This is unusual in that a rifle was used and not a 9mm semi auto handgun, held sideways. That’s over 70 people shot for the weekend in Chicago — not a record but getting close. Still plenty of time to top 100.

    VP Harris is traveling to Chi for a meeting with Beetlejuice, the Cop Hating Mayor.

    • JohnAZ July 4, 2022 at 4:43 pm #

      I wonder what this guy’s motivation was?

      18 to 20 male again. Do I hear 21 for gun sales, again?

      • Blackbird July 5, 2022 at 3:59 pm #

        Nope.

        Educate our kids so that 16 year-olds – as they graduate from “school” – know how to aim a gun, and who to aim it at.

  37. DanandMary July 4, 2022 at 4:44 pm #

    Fireworks are so Colonialist. To impress this crowd… only mushroom clouds will do.

    • JohnAZ July 4, 2022 at 4:47 pm #

      Did you know that in the 40s and 50s that you could watch nuclear tests from Las Vegas?

      • Amman July 5, 2022 at 2:52 pm #

        How moronic! Except that it’s worse now…

  38. JohnAZ July 4, 2022 at 4:45 pm #

    Red letter day yesterday, maybe.

    Looked on Zillow and the house dropped in value for the first time in two years.

    • Q. Shtik July 4, 2022 at 6:49 pm #

      Looked on Zillow and the house dropped in value for the first time in two years. – JAZ

      ===========

      Not following you JAZ. What house are you referring to? Is your comment a response to someone else’s comment?

      • JohnAZ July 4, 2022 at 9:38 pm #

        Q
        My house!

      • Paula D July 5, 2022 at 12:01 pm #

        Who wants to buy a house in a place with no water?

        • JohnAZ July 5, 2022 at 5:07 pm #

          Paula

          Actually there is loads of aquifer water here. There are plans to build housing for two million more people coming here.

          I think they are optimistic.

          Like California, when the Colorado River gets metered next year, agriculture will be the first to suffer here.

          IMO, they should slow or stop development here until things stabilize water wise.

          Lake Mead is really in trouble as is Las Vegas. You tube has lots of info if you are interested.

          Tucsonspur might have more from Tucson.

          • Paula D July 5, 2022 at 6:37 pm #

            Optimistic?
            I think the word you are looking for is “insane”.

          • MaryQueen July 5, 2022 at 11:52 pm #

            I’m with Paula.

            I would never move anywhere where there is a good chance I’d die if not for A/C & scarcity of water.

          • MaryQueen July 5, 2022 at 11:53 pm #

            Paula – that mindset reminds of the one that was prevalent at the beginning of the Dust Bowl fiasco.

            People don’t learn.

  39. Sean Coleman July 4, 2022 at 4:51 pm #

    third time lucky, this time without the link.

    Excellent discussion on Bitchute chaired by Whitney Webb with Patrick Wood, Catherine Austin Fitts, Ian Davies and the man from Off Guardian.

    • GreenAlba July 5, 2022 at 5:42 am #

      Excellent discussion, indeed. Thanks.

      brandnewtube.com/watch/whitney-webb-catherine-austin-fitts-patrick-wood-kit-knightly-iain-davis-global-2-0_SbrNfosvL7TfMAm.html

      • MaryQueen July 5, 2022 at 11:53 pm #

        GA brings the links! Thanks!

  40. docmartin July 4, 2022 at 5:24 pm #

    Some of you “ philosophers “ might disagree, but public torture followed by public executions would stop a few of those on the border of sanity from carrying out acts of pure hate and mental illness. Let sick families ( and their children) witness the the agony and humiliation that awaits them if they cross the line. Do not waste prisons and all of its accoutrements on sick killers.

    • Disaffected July 5, 2022 at 9:40 am #

      Thing is, torture drags society in general even further down the rabbit hole of pure vindictiveness, and we’ve already seen where that can go with Gitmo and Abu Ghraib, among others. We’ve certainly got an ample supply of depraved motherfuckers in this country, and fully half of them call themselves “the good guys.” But public executions in general are probably a good idea, in that they’re illustrative for those on both sides of the issue.

    • Suburban_elk July 5, 2022 at 11:28 am #

      Torture degrades everyone involved.

    • Paula D July 5, 2022 at 12:03 pm #

      I’m pretty sure that torture and discipline are part of the perversions on display at your local pride parade.
      That will not be a deterrent.

  41. JohnAZ July 4, 2022 at 5:34 pm #

    Considering that world opinion seems to agree that fifty years from now or less, all the stuff that causes AGW is going to be gone, maybe someone should act on that.

    How long does it take to build and certify a nuclear plant? How long to build dams? One thing has been clear over the last couple of decades is that alternative energy sources are not going to get the job done. So what to do? We have seen prophets of doom, we have seen science spending fifty years trying to convince folks that AGW exists.

    We have done little in the way of preparing for a fossil fuels gone world.

    We are seeing the beginning of the oil price shooting up and it is raising hell everywhere.

    In the past, oil has always gone down after a bit. Most everyone now is keeping their trucks, SUVs expecting to see everything return to normal. It may if they kick up the production somehow. One of these times though, it won’t.

    What would the reaction be if something happened that would convince everyone that the oil situation is just going to keep going up. I mean every Jack and Jill in the world. What would happen?

    Worse than that, what would happen if apathy remains and the oil market falls off a cliff and we are paying 20 or 30 dollars a gallon for gasoline.

    My point is, why can’t Mankind for once figure out a long term plan to account for FF depletion? We needed to start thirty years ago. We need to keep as much of the remaining oil left for things other than transportation. A FF clock should be started, showing the time left.

    The world will change, it has to. It would be nice to design the change rather than fight wars in reaction to the change.

    • Oscar Gordon Hawkins July 4, 2022 at 8:38 pm #

      This catastrophe is Right on plan and Right on schedule, JAZ.

      “It’s a big club and you ain’t in it.”
      – George Carlin

    • Suburban_elk July 5, 2022 at 11:34 am #

      Why can’t Mankind for once figure out a long term plan to account for FF depletion?

      The problem isn’t in the figuring out of a halfway workable and reasonable solution; the problem would be in implementing it.

      And the basic reason for that, is a classic game theory problem that we all have to live (and die) with, is that there’s a temporary (in time) advantage to taking advantage. In other words, first mover’s advantage.

      It’s also complicated by how success is to be measured: in what units, in what groups?

      If success is to be measured by humans-as-a-whole, then what about the animals?

      Realistically, and absent God, someone, some people, will have to run the show; our current rulers are evil people, very possibly demons.

      • Jarek July 6, 2022 at 12:32 pm #

        Yes, the tragedy of the commons.

    • Amman July 5, 2022 at 2:56 pm #

      You need to get your facts straight. There is no FF depletion. It’s an IQ depletion.

  42. Jo-G July 4, 2022 at 5:59 pm #

    I went to a 4th of July celebration hosted by the military. I arrived an hour late so missed some of it but during the 4 hours of musical entertainment I didn’t recognize one patriotic song. Maybe they played every one during the first hour. No “America the Beautiful”, no “Battle Hymn of the Republic”, no “Yankee Doodle”, no “Rally round the Flag”, no “Dixie”, none of the military services theme songs, nothing. The closest thing was when the Army Band played “When the Saints come Marching in.” I’ve been here a few years and have heard more American patriotic songs played by Korean musicians than by the American musicians who come over to entertain the troops. The Koreans seem fond of “The battle hymn of the Republic.” If I go to Christmas party I expect to hear some Jesus oriented music and at a 4th of July celebration especially one hosted by the U. S. Military I expect to hear some Patriotic stuff, John Phillip Sousa marches. No, I expect to hear a lot of patriotic stuff. Not that I minded the boomer rock and the K-Pop girls were a cute interlude but the omission of the classic patriotic songs we all sang together in elementary school seems wrong.

    • BackRowHeckler July 4, 2022 at 6:55 pm #

      Did they play the 2020 ‘Song of the Year’ and Biden’s campaign theme song, Cardi Bs WAP?

      • Jo-G July 4, 2022 at 7:59 pm #

        Well if we’re going to connect the entertainment to our commander in chief, the previous time I went, pre-covid, Mr. Trump was it. That time some of us were really disgruntled- the music was almost all that rap/hip-hop doggerel stuff played by an obnoxious DJ. He’d occasionally mix in regaeton for the his-panic soldiers. I’ll have to give credit if we’re to blame it on the commander in chief; boomer rock , the Army band and K-pop is an improvement. It’s probably the fault of whoever is in charge of the local Moral Welfare and Recreation office. I’d love to see the k-pop girls sing and dance the Battle Hymn of the Republic. “He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored..:

    • BackRowHeckler July 4, 2022 at 7:01 pm #

      Still playing the ‘Boomer Rock’ — most of it sucked 50 years ago, and it sucks now.

      • SoftStarLight July 4, 2022 at 7:06 pm #

        LOL

      • Suburban_elk July 5, 2022 at 11:38 am #

        90 per cent of everything sucks, so most of it sucking isn’t damming, of boomer rock, which for all its faults, had its moments

        It was original, for one.

    • farmgal July 4, 2022 at 10:48 pm #

      No way in he’ll they will play Dixie!

  43. malthuss July 4, 2022 at 7:14 pm #

    To SW, whoever you may be,

    I worked with two Nigerians for a number of years and both were Catholics, supported a family and were smart, hard-working people.

    and most USA Blacks are born to single mothers, the men have high rates of felony convictions and their violence is ‘at the top of the charts’.
    So your anecdote of 2 nigerians doesnt mean much.

    • SoftStarLight July 4, 2022 at 7:21 pm #

      I’ve noticed that Jamaicans generally do not like American Blacks. I’m not sure if its a thing or perhaps just something that seems to be the case or coincidental.

      • malthuss July 4, 2022 at 11:39 pm #

        somalis in St Paul have gangs that attack ‘our’ Blacks.

        • benr July 5, 2022 at 9:26 am #

          Nothing special in that most blacks really don’t like other blacks.

          In Puerto Rico they call marrying someone with lighter skin than you are marrying up.

          Human nature is tribalism or bigotry if you prefer.

        • Disaffected July 5, 2022 at 10:30 am #

          See now? They’re assimilating already by getting into the swing of things. With open gang warfare crossing racial, ethnic, and religious lines we’ve pretty much achieved the long sought after third world status. Can gender and age be far behind? I’ll bet them trannies can muster an awesome fighting force if and when they put their mind to it. And the grannies? You don’t want to fuck with them! They will fuck your shit up!

          • BackRowHeckler July 5, 2022 at 11:33 am #

            General Milley is precisely counting on an awesome Tranny Fighting Force. They’re being mustered and trained right now. That’s the whole jist of this current regime. Why do you think heterosexual, white Christian men have been purged from the Armed Forces? Yes, to make way for Trannys, the best warfighters since the Spartans.

            “Give me an Army of 300 lbs. Transvestites, women from the ‘hood, and SJW thugs … and I’ll conquer the world.”- General Milley

          • BackRowHeckler July 5, 2022 at 11:40 am #

            Unlike General Pershing in 1917.

            “Give me an army of Riflemen. I want men who can shoot!”

          • Disaffected July 5, 2022 at 12:07 pm #

            Yes. Lots of pent up rage in them trannies! Many of the grannies too!

  44. BackRowHeckler July 4, 2022 at 7:58 pm #

    The shooter at Highland Park made his getaway in a 2010 Honda Fit lol.

    • Jarek July 4, 2022 at 8:05 pm #

      Looks like an antifa. Probably payback for the Supreme Court decision, choosing the whitest area he could find of course.

      • BackRowHeckler July 4, 2022 at 10:03 pm #

        Yeah, he does have that weasely, underground look of an Antifa slug.

        • MaryQueen July 5, 2022 at 1:21 am #

          Agree, but then so many of the Young Wokies look alike to me these days.

      • Paula D July 5, 2022 at 12:07 pm #

        That’s what happens when the schools are full of CRT. Some kids do learn.
        On the other hand, they could be fingering a patsy, like they did in Charlottesville.

    • SoftStarLight July 4, 2022 at 9:45 pm #

      22 year old Robert Crimo lll aka Awake the Rapper. According to his imdb he is a six foot hip hop phenom. Apparently he is from Highland Park and his dad even ran for mayor before.

      • BackRowHeckler July 4, 2022 at 10:04 pm #

        Everybody is a ‘Rapper’ lol.

      • MaryQueen July 4, 2022 at 11:22 pm #

        Wonder how the wokies will spin this one.

        I guess blame the gun like they blamed the SUV when a black man mowed down people in a parade with it.

        • malthuss July 4, 2022 at 11:40 pm #

          I dont want to know what happened.

        • SoftStarLight July 5, 2022 at 2:03 am #

          I’m not exactly sure. I read that he was already known to law enforcement but can’t find much about that right now. That is a pattern with these shooters. I watched a couple of his videos and they are really weird. He sketched out a shooting with the cops there and everything. I’m wondering whether or not there is any political motive to all of this. He seems honest to goodness mentally ill and that he wanted to do this to get back at the world.

          • benr July 5, 2022 at 9:30 am #

            I repeat America has a mental illness problem first and foremost.

            You can see it in advertising.
            Calling drag queens normal.
            Transgender normal.
            Gay marriage…….normal.
            Next on the insane pile pedophilia to be called normal and healthy.

            A cabin in the mountains with dirt roads is sounding better every day.

          • SoftStarLight July 5, 2022 at 1:08 pm #

            A cabin in the mountains sounds wonderful. Personally a gravel road is i think a better option than a dirt road. I lived off a dirt road for a while and the dust clouds can be atrocious at times. There is still dust clouds from gravel roads but not nearly the same amount of dust.

          • messianicdruid July 5, 2022 at 5:27 pm #

            Dirt floor and lots a deer trails, leave your moccasins by the door.

        • Paula D July 5, 2022 at 12:10 pm #

          Oh yeah, Mary, it’s all about the gun control.
          The last one, the kids in Texas, didn’t work out for them because most people were fixated on the cops that just stood there arresting the parents, instead of the “evil guns that must be kept from the public”.
          So this time the cops ran to the scene! Whoo hoo!

          • MaryQueen July 5, 2022 at 11:58 pm #

            Now I’m thinking more it’s to do with making sure people who aren’t in the ‘big city’ also don’t ‘feel safe’.

            I posted an article below, they lay it all out (as they do). Letting us know we’re not safe ‘anywhere’ and the suburbs are now just as deadly as the cities.

      • MaryQueen July 5, 2022 at 2:01 am #

        He has a real “Fredo” feel to him.

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 5, 2022 at 7:38 am #

          Agreed.

          “It ain’t the way I wanted it! I can handle things! I’m smahht!

          From CNN: Crimo’s uncle says he saw no warning signs

          Okay. Generally in my book, anyone with tally marks tattooed under his eye (and 4-5 other visible tattoos on his face, neck and hands, most of which include numbers for some reason) is kind of a walking warning sign there, Uncle Sal.

          They are also fixating on the “violent imagery” and “shooting fantasy” in his amateur rap music videos. Umm, while that can be of concern, that is also essentially the definition of a rap music video.

          • MaryQueen July 5, 2022 at 11:59 pm #

            LMAO!! Yeah no warning signs – except tallying tats – on his fucking face!

            Jeeez. Yeah tons of signs. But then how does one distinguish those signs from so many youths doing that, but not seriously mentally ill? Impossible I guess.

  45. KesaAnna July 4, 2022 at 10:58 pm #

    My first , and still primary reason for disliking July 4th is that it is too fucking hot.

    That would be OK I suppose , if the holiday were a week , or even a modest three days.

    But in most years July 4th does not fall on a Friday or a Monday , so what most people get is one crummy day , a predictably punishingly hot day.

    Not only one crummy day , at a less than ideal time , but for most again it is an unpaid holiday.

    And finally the choice of that date is a choice , and arguable.

    For example , you could just as well say that the birthday of the United States was April 19th.

    On April 19th American troops fired on British troops at Lexington and Concord Massachusetts.

    Prior to April 19th , the conventional wisdom held that , ” American ” and ” British ” were one and the same thing , and British troops WERE OUR troops.

    By the time July rolls around the perception of America as something separate and different from Britain is an already accomplished fact.

    Of course maybe that is the problem with April 19th ? 200 + years later it is still made out as if these people stumbled into independence unwittingly and involuntarily.

    If only the British had not been such jerks , we would still be singing ” God Save the King ” .

    But if Independence was what they had in mind right from the start , regardless of what the British did or did not do ,

    then they are not victims , and their reasons are pretexts.

    Politicians have always been double – talking skunks , is hardly a damning revelation.

    But a revelation that suggests that right from the beginning American politics was set up as an endless cycle of moral Gotterdammerung’s unlikely in the end to be good outcomes for anyone.

    Anyway , like I said at the beginning , it is too fucking hot ,

    and if you are going to establish a holiday at the worst possible time , you would think you would make of it a genuine break ,

    not something only the S & M crowd could love.

    • SoftStarLight July 5, 2022 at 2:27 am #

      Well, where to even begin at such a late hour. It’s un-American to complain in the face of adversity. It’s too bad that circumstances have inconvenienced you. You will accept your duties and you’ll like it. Because you are the revolution too. Stop and ponder what you can give not what you can take. Would it kill you to have a bit of discipline sometimes? It’s only a day after all. And you know I say this with warmest regards 🙂

      • Jarek July 6, 2022 at 12:14 am #

        Exactly. This is the mindset used against men. Sacrifice is part of any normal human life – but for whom? For what?

        The Wise are now saying no in ever increasing numbers. Men’s lives matter. White lives matter. White Men’s lives matter.

        Remember Roma, the men’s advocate I sometimes post? Apparently she savaged her Conservative, White follower three weeks ago and told them to unsubscribe and that she’d like to spit in their faces.

        Why? Because somehow the subject of Kyle Rittenhouse came up and she hates him with a passion. In other words, he’s a symbol of everything she hates. She always talked about hating racism, but by that she meant anti-Black racism. Anti-White racism? Fine!

        I wish I could see the four videos, but she’s deleted them and is now trying to apologize without apologizing.

        • SoftStarLight July 6, 2022 at 2:13 am #

          Oh yes I do remember Roma. Wow so why does she hate him? Is it because she bought into the incessant media repetition that Kyle is a white supremacist? If so then it seems a very fair and constructive criticism to say that she needs to educate herself on how that is provably false. Kyle Rittenhouse never harmed a black person as far as i know. Now I realize this is petty but he doesn’t interview well. I chalk it up to his age and need to be a bit more polished which of course will likely come with time. I must also caveat all of this to say that my assessment was a generalized breakdown of the reasons why one must enjoy the 4th on a hot July day whether they be a man or a woman. Of course the assumption being that one was willing to take those ideals to heart.

          • Jarek July 6, 2022 at 12:37 pm #

            She hates guns, “I’m a Canadian”. A lot of Canadians responded saying that she was full of shit.

            My guess is that she’s tribe and has a deep grudge against traditional Whites – and Rittenhouse is an embodiment of all that for her. I agree that he is. She thinks it’s demonic and we think it’s great.

            She decimated her fan base (money!). That’s how deep the hate is.

    • JohnAZ July 5, 2022 at 10:00 am #

      Hot, hot, hot!

      Think about the FF in Independence Hall 246 years ago. It was hot, and humid, and tempers were raw.

      They were dressed in woolens and linens and wearing heavy powdered wigs.

      Yuk!

      Let’s all go jump in a pool.

      In Phoenix yesterday, it was only 100, we ate outside.

    • Amman July 5, 2022 at 3:21 pm #

      Move to a coast. Always a cool breeze in the evening.

  46. Dr_Wellington_Yueh July 4, 2022 at 11:01 pm #

    I wrote something very grandiose a minute ago, then torched it. Short version is this…

    We have no really cool national project behind which to rally. Only, ‘Hate that guy over there, and all his buddies, too!’ Hate and division for decade upon decade.

    If you have a good thing for humanity to do, and people can recognize that, money (resource, mana, whatever) will flow in. If your project (or lack thereof) sucks, people will get tight and you’ll have to resort to fraud and con to squeeze out the pennies.

    That’s where we are now. Nothing on which to spend our energies but self. Every cool concept and worthwhile idea has been slaughtered haram with a rusty bread knife.

    • JohnAZ July 5, 2022 at 10:11 am #

      The global PTB have figured out what they have to do to gain their global power.

      Nothing.

      The world is running down a path to destruction all by itself.

      The “boys” just have their drinks and expensive meals in DAVOs and laugh.

      I wonder if the last Bond series was locked in on what is happening now. Remember in Quantum of Solace the big meeting of what turned out to be SPECTRE at the opera. They were just plotting their little tweaks on their way to global domination. Blofeld sounds like Schwab? Does Schwab sound like the German Nazi in Sum of All Fears?

      Are there prophets in Hollywood?

    • Amman July 5, 2022 at 3:30 pm #

      The social cohesion and original bedrock of America was religion – generally WASP or derived therefrom. That religion contained and regulated all the people’s dreams including the Elite Dream of Nation and Sovereign Independence. Today, of course, the nightmare holds sway.

  47. tom clark July 5, 2022 at 12:07 am #

    Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today.

    It’s already tomorrow in Australia.

    • SoftStarLight July 5, 2022 at 2:34 am #

      But has the CERN collider been initiated yet? Have you seen all of the people on tik tok who are praying to stop the demon portal from opening? I’m worried tom but im sure you’re right. It’s probably nothing and life will go on to live another day.

      • benr July 5, 2022 at 9:31 am #

        Demon portal or small black hole looking for the God particle.

        • SoftStarLight July 5, 2022 at 1:10 pm #

          That makes sense too

  48. MaryQueen July 5, 2022 at 1:25 am #

    As Mr. Kunstler so eloquently put it a few short weeks ago, perhaps this society is creating mass murderers with the horrible messages it delivers to youths looking for a reason to exist. Gender dysphoria, body dismorphic disorder, available violent porn, gaming OCD, peer pressure backed by Reddit chat room bullshit, what’s next?

    The youth are failing.

    And no I don’t excuse the psycho who just mass murdered people in Highland Park. But I, like James, understand this hasn’t much to do with guns or their availability, but more a crashing empire’s violent ways coming back to bite it in the ass.

    • SoftStarLight July 5, 2022 at 2:49 am #

      Part of the issue is that once again clear signs that this guy was a dangerous powderkeg were ignored. Why did he fall through the cracks? Why do so many people fall through the cracks? If we were a serious society – we need a Ministry of Rehabilitation and Reform. The nearly non existent mental health system and the prison system really do nothing to turn people into functioning citizens. Which circles back to the fact that because we are not a serious society we are not preparing youth for actual success in many cases.

      • Disaffected July 5, 2022 at 9:34 am #

        Jeez, with a face like that I’d be shooting people too. That’s one fugly youngster!

        Kind of ironic that the authorities all dress like occupying troops, while the insurgents/criminals adopt guerilla warfare tactics to create mayhem. Are they even trying to make a point? I doubt it, other than possibly subconsciously. I think it’s more about accomplishing something – anything – in their otherwise worthless and pointless lives. Their “mental health” issues are actually relatively “healthy” responses (expressed poorly) to an otherwise otherwise hopeless situation.

        • SoftStarLight July 5, 2022 at 1:16 pm #

          Hmmm I didn’t think about it that way. Like there is a sort of ongoing guerilla war already ongoing and the police appear to be the occupying forces. Thinking of it that way makes it seem to be a much scarier situation.

          • Disaffected July 5, 2022 at 4:36 pm #

            We’ve been an occupied country since 9-11.

      • JohnAZ July 5, 2022 at 10:13 am #

        The FBI were probably trying to dig something up for the Committee assailing Trump under direction from Garland. The current administration are death merchants.

    • JohnAZ July 5, 2022 at 10:23 am #

      Think what it must feel like being a kid looking out from what they are experiencing. The country is literally insane and the kids are too. It is easy to see why. Just look at Biden’s cabinet, the Mob.

    • Paula D July 5, 2022 at 12:15 pm #

      Oh, that is probably the other spin, the Pre-Crime Bureau.
      I forget what they call it, but will no doubt be inundated with it soon.
      Oh, yeah, ”Red Flag Laws”, where the government can accuse you of Thought Crimes and haul you off pre-emptively.

  49. Oscar Gordon Hawkins July 5, 2022 at 2:35 am #

    A childless spinster pontificating on today’s youth is like a man complaining of menstrual cramps.

    • MaryQueen July 5, 2022 at 7:15 pm #

      Even less so, an emotionally unstable dry drunk.

  50. gustafson.robert.22 July 5, 2022 at 4:29 am #

    All this time, I thought it was Original Gangster Hawkins..

    • Amman July 5, 2022 at 6:12 am #

      Hawkins from CANADA?

      • SoftStarLight July 5, 2022 at 1:17 pm #

        oui

  51. gustafson.robert.22 July 5, 2022 at 5:12 am #

    This is a rap
    I wrote right now
    Bout the overpopulation
    So lets git down.
    Wet Ass Poosay
    it’s where it all starts
    and peoples say miss Cardi
    ain’t got no smarts?
    She knows, she knows
    from where the juice flows.
    Babies babies babies…
    Toes toes toes.
    Now Roe v. Wade
    is done like Joseph Epp
    so double up your Trojans
    and watch your step
    in the back alleys
    of this party-nation
    you might slip on a condom
    filled with next generation.

    8 billion of “us”
    (that’s “us” in quotes)
    how many is that?
    let’s just say it’s the most
    human beans
    that ever graced the planet
    with their presence and their shit
    (maybe we should can it…
    sequester the carbon,
    trap the methane,
    shit in a can,
    and give it to Elon?
    But that’s only if you’re worried
    that the planet is warming.
    Me, I never worried
    ’bout a sunny morning…)

    In sixteen hundred
    and sixty two
    when Columbus sailed the ocean
    (boo-hoo!)
    The global population
    was a sixth of today’s.
    (That’s six-times less
    or I am crazed.)
    Why so much smaller?
    I’ll tell you now.
    Oil’s on the scene,
    if you know what I mean.
    And now they’re worried
    that the oil won’t last,
    and that extra 6 billion
    ‘ll be a thing of the past…

    What’s it matter?
    What’s the difference?
    Do we need these extra people
    that they trynna gift us?

    – MC popmaster flash

    • gustafson.robert.22 July 5, 2022 at 5:56 am #

      *dates and figures approximate

      • gustafson.robert.22 July 5, 2022 at 6:02 pm #

        I can’t even explain where I got Columbus sailing in 1662 from at 5 a.m.

        In any case, a century-and-a-half off ain’t that much in the big-picture view of historic population-trends… whatever.

    • Suburban_elk July 5, 2022 at 11:49 am #

      And now they’re worried
      that the oil won’t won’ last,
      and that extra 6 billion

      Perhaps, rather?

      • gustafson.robert.22 July 5, 2022 at 12:56 pm #

        word up

        • SoftStarLight July 5, 2022 at 1:19 pm #

          lol

      • Amman July 5, 2022 at 3:41 pm #

        Or.. they are worried
        they will kowtow
        to Mr. Wen and Mr. Choo.
        Boo hoo hoo.

      • Jarek July 6, 2022 at 12:16 am #

        And Whitey’s on the moon.

  52. BackRowHeckler July 5, 2022 at 8:57 am #

    89 people shot in Chicago this 4th of July weekend — a little short of the 100 mark. The only shooting that seems to matter tho is the one perpetrated by the rat faced white kid up in Highland Park; the rest are being ignored.

    • Disaffected July 5, 2022 at 9:27 am #

      It’s nice to see the young up and comers making their mark, don’t ya think?

    • benr July 5, 2022 at 9:32 am #

      damn I was way off.

      • beantownbill. July 5, 2022 at 11:31 am #

        So was I with 19-21 killed. Does this mean America is back to normal?

        • malthuss July 5, 2022 at 12:34 pm #

          Did you hear some talk about ‘liberal world order’? Biden or someone. higher gas prices are what has to happen …..

          • benr July 5, 2022 at 9:08 pm #

            Yep, one of the idiots actually said it was planned.
            To him I say duh.

    • JohnAZ July 5, 2022 at 10:18 am #

      Once Lightfoot and the Illinois governor get their act together on abortion, there will be many more black lives lost than a piddly 100 a week.

  53. benr July 5, 2022 at 9:51 am #

    The festivities are starting to ramp up.

    PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Dozens of demonstrators gathered in downtown Portland on the night of the 4th of July, smashing windows, shooting off mortars into the federal building and burning an American flag in a protest over the death of Jayland Walker in Ohio.

    This gathering in Lownsdale Square on the 4th of July coincided with large crowds in downtown Portland for both the Waterfront Blues Fest and the fireworks over the Willamette River. It was labeled a “direct action” march, the same term used in previous demonstrations that turned destructive.

    • JohnAZ July 5, 2022 at 10:25 am #

      We need to create another country for the haters and let them go there.

      • messianicdruid July 5, 2022 at 11:05 am #

        “If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. Instead, they were longing for a better country, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them.”

        Here am I, send me.

    • Amman July 5, 2022 at 11:06 am #

      Videos where their ilk get the sh-t beaten out them.

    • BackRowHeckler July 5, 2022 at 11:20 am #

      This Jayland Walker chap wasn’t an Eagle Scout; he took a few shots at the cops, then engaged them in a high speed chase.

      He fought the law …
      And the law won.

      • Paula D July 5, 2022 at 12:19 pm #

        You gotta start riots with the provocation you have=
        Donald Rumsfield, paraphrased.

        • MaryQueen July 5, 2022 at 8:19 pm #

          Ha!

  54. elysianfield July 5, 2022 at 10:50 am #

    Well, ladies and germs;

    Remember Ceylon…I mean Sri Lanka and their troubles with oil and potential financial difficulties? Well, they went to the IMF and their problems were handled!

    SRI LANKA BANKRUPT, OUT OF OIL, BAILOUT HOPES DIM: Sri Lanka’s negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have fallen into near hopelessness as the country is now officially bankrupt and out of oil. Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister informed lawmakers over the weekend that recent discussions with the IMF have become more difficult as the nation is now participating in the negotiations from a position of bankruptcy. The government shut schools this past week and ordered all citizens to remain in their homes. The country remains gripped by food shortages as inflation approaches 60%. Officials in Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital, are currently in discussions with Indian, Japanese, and Chinese officials to form an aid consortium to head off the approaching humanitarian disaster. – M.M.

    Did I say “handled”? I meant handed their ass

    Couldn’t happen here, cause “This is ‘Murica, dammit!”

    • elysianfield July 5, 2022 at 11:01 am #

      And…and the good news keeps coming…”

      U.S. WANTS ARMS INSPECTORS IN UKRAINE: Jed Royal, deputy director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, said the Biden administration is considering sending arms inspectors to Ukraine. Royal stressed it will not be “some kind of operational detachment or anything along those lines

      I feel comforted that the boots on the ground will not be some kind of “operational detachment”…his promise makes me FEEL all warm and fuzzy.

      Oh, yeah, and Finland and Sweden officially join NATO…

      FINLAND & SWEDEN OFFICIALLY JOIN NATO: All thirty NATO members signed the accession documents to expand the alliance, providing the new members access to intelligence and diplomatic resources. Finland and Sweden’s foreign ministers signed their portion, leaving each current and new member’s country to ratify the documents in their legislatures and implement NATO’s common defense provision. Turkey’s foreign minister said the U.S. will supply 40 modernized F-16s in exchange for their cooperation. – D.M.

      Putin consideres this an act of war….

      • JohnAZ July 5, 2022 at 11:04 am #

        NATO, AKA the Deep State MIC, just keeps pushing!

      • SoftStarLight July 5, 2022 at 1:22 pm #

        arms inspectors? Hmmm, I just read something last night that said the weapons being sent to Ukraine or being sold on the dark web to the highest bidders. Whose inspecting that?

      • Disaffected July 5, 2022 at 4:31 pm #

        Short arms inspectors, do doubt… The Russians might even be agreeable to that, although I’m sure the they’ll insist the “inspections” be hands – and lips – on.

    • JohnAZ July 5, 2022 at 11:05 am #

      Who is next?

    • BackRowHeckler July 5, 2022 at 11:15 am #

      E. The crops failed in Ceylon because — to meet Climate Mandates and qualify for some of the $100 billion in the Climate Change shakedown schwag from the West — the govt. banned the use of nitrogen based fertilizer. Ceylon went el natural’, now they’re starving. However, I did see an article in Bloomberg blaming Ceylon’s collapse on the warming planet, and racism.

      • Paula D July 5, 2022 at 12:21 pm #

        Global warming and racism?
        I’m guessing that’s what they’ll use here also, when the shelves are empty.

      • malthuss July 5, 2022 at 12:36 pm #

        how ray cism?

        • BackRowHeckler July 5, 2022 at 2:19 pm #

          Because white Russia has shut off the grain supply to its rightful owners, Africans and South Asians.

          • Amman July 5, 2022 at 3:44 pm #

            No, they have not. They have expanded supply.

          • Paula D July 6, 2022 at 10:32 am #

            Facts are stupid things, Anman.
            That is why they are ignored when the propaganda is put out.

  55. JohnAZ July 5, 2022 at 11:02 am #

    An article released today.

    Daily Beast

    Slippery Slope

    How Covid Could Screw You Worse with Each Reinfection

    David Axe

    Well!

    This study says that every time you get the crud, you get sicker. By a factor of two.

    Covid is accumulative! Why could that be? Could it be the s protein not behaving the way it should?

    Could it be that the long exposures that Malone noted by the s protein causes accumulative damage?

    Could it be that any exposure to the protein causes the inflammation that causes the damage?

    Could it be that the next study is going to show that the vaxx causes damage?

    The vaxx defenders had their say saying that the vaxx decreases the damage, I do not believe it.

    The accumulative damage includes myocarditis, heart disease, lung damage and blood clots.

    Could it be that the only way to keep healthy is to avoid both the disease and the vaxx.

    Just waiting.

    • messianicdruid July 5, 2022 at 11:10 am #

      Avoid people.

      • Oscar Gordon Hawkins July 5, 2022 at 11:14 am #

        People are the worst!

        Sad but True.

      • BackRowHeckler July 5, 2022 at 11:23 am #

        “Hell is other people”-Jean Paul Sartre

      • Amman July 5, 2022 at 1:18 pm #

        What’s that going to achieve?

        • JohnAZ July 5, 2022 at 1:59 pm #

          I have noticed that social greeting folkways in Asia seem to be farther apart.

          Could it be that as China seems to be the origin for a lot of the viruses over the years that it is a cautionary adaptation to recurring disease?

    • Oscar Gordon Hawkins July 5, 2022 at 11:13 am #

      “Could it be the s protein not behaving the way it should?”

      Could it be that the s protein is behaving EXACTLY as intended and bio-engineered?

      • GreenAlba July 5, 2022 at 11:25 am #

        Exactly, OG. Everything is going according to plan. The next stage, once the damage is too much to be ignored, even by the dimmest, will be to say ‘oh, dear, we did our best and this was all an unfortunate error. We couldn’t have known. You all wanted a solution in a hurry and, when you do stuff in a hurry, shit happens’.

        The problem for them is that there is a paper trail proving it was no accident and it was done in no hurry. Hence the rush to pass laws prohibiting demonstrations and free speech online. Eventually it will be martial law.

        Welcome back, btw. Hope you are well.

        • Oscar Gordon Hawkins July 6, 2022 at 12:19 am #

          Thank you, GA. It is Good to be back!

          I Hope that all is well with you and yours in Scotland.

      • Paula D July 5, 2022 at 12:22 pm #

        Could it be that the bioweapons labs are still open and functioning?
        Could it be that each ”new variant” is released deliberately?
        Could it be that they have found that humans are stupid enough to not question why a “new” respiratory virus is spreading in the summer?

        • JohnAZ July 5, 2022 at 1:54 pm #

          Paula

          Could be.

          The news about the 30 labs supposedly in Ukraine was certainly squelched quickly.

        • MaryQueen July 5, 2022 at 11:30 pm #

          People are so stupid.

          They can even check World-o-Meter and see like 13 people die of so-called ‘covid’ a day – in the entire US. And still think it’s a pandemic.

          The idiocy has now become just stunning.

    • SoftStarLight July 5, 2022 at 1:26 pm #

      I wonder if they are saying this to cover up the cumulative damage of the vax itself. The gene editing CRISPR technology may be here as early as 2023. I bet they will use gene editing to “fix” the vax complications. Maybe? Editing the genes will then mean the people that are edited are genetically modified.

      • Night Owl July 5, 2022 at 6:08 pm #

        People who took the shots are already genetically modified. The MRNA tech. changes your DNA.

        • Jarek July 6, 2022 at 12:20 am #

          Fucking mutants. This isn’t eugenics but dysgenics.

        • SoftStarLight July 6, 2022 at 2:32 am #

          Do we know what the changes are at this point?

          • Night Owl July 6, 2022 at 7:06 am #

            It programs the body at the cellular level to produce the toxic spike protein.

  56. benr July 5, 2022 at 12:19 pm #

    Is Gavin Newsom delusional or just out of touch?

    msn.com/en-us/news/us/don-t-let-them-take-your-freedom-california-gov-gavin-newsom-urges-floridians-to-ditch-state/ar-AAZbhM8?ocid=msnews

    What an absolute buffoon.

    Newsom is running advertisements over the July 4th weekend attacking Republicans’ actions in Florida, such as a 15-week abortion ban, the “Don’t Say Gay” law and recent voting laws.

    “It’s Independence Day. So, let’s talk about what’s going on in America,” Newsom says in the ad. “Freedom is under attack in your state.”

    Newsom’s advertisement comes as Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed some controversial legislation into law, including the Parental Rights in Education law, which prohibits discussion of sexual orientation or gender identity in kindergarten through third grade classrooms, and a 15-week abortion ban, one of the more restrictive in the country.

    • malthuss July 5, 2022 at 12:37 pm #

      read of the Bologna Family, killed on Thanksgiving by a wetback. blame newsom.

    • malthuss July 5, 2022 at 1:04 pm #

      Newsom is running advertisements over the July 4th weekend …

      WHO PAYS FOR THE ADS?

    • SoftStarLight July 5, 2022 at 1:29 pm #

      Neither? It could be that he is very intentional about his actions and words. And either he believes what he is saying or he is putting on a great act. But I also keep hearing that DeSantis is basically as popular as Trump if not maybe more. So I think DeSantis would give Newsom a run for his money in a *fair* election.

    • JohnAZ July 5, 2022 at 1:51 pm #

      Do I smell a presidential candidate? Seems awful national to me.

    • KesaAnna July 5, 2022 at 5:22 pm #

      I don’t know who this Newsom guy is…

      But I’m going to go ahead and GUESS that HIS ADDRESS IS NOT FLORIDA ?

      It seems to me that both Woke – types and Norman Rockwell America – types both generally subscribe to the same certain narrative regarding the American Civil War .

      Yet both Woke – types and Norman Rockwell America – types IN BEHAVIOR typically subscribe to the basically Confederate notion of Subsidiarity , made manifest in the act of , ” Voting with your feet ” .

      — while at the same time , essentially , bemoaning their own actions .

      Seeking to curtail the very freedom they themselves pursue.

      You don’t like Florida ?

      Who is asking you to relocate to Florida ?

      You don’t want the ways of Florida imposed on you ?

      One rule for both Florida and New Hampshire might very well have precisely that effect.

      I don’t know which strikes me as more bizarre ;

      That Woke – types never seem to notice that the more power they acquire , the worse things get ,

      Or Red – Staters who admit and complain that they are now a minority , but then proceed to pursue policies that only make sense if nine out of ten people in the room are your relatives.

    • MaryQueen July 5, 2022 at 7:13 pm #

      More like Newscum is attacking freedom in CA and has been ever since the Pelosi mafia shoed him into office.

    • Jarek July 6, 2022 at 12:22 am #

      DeSantis put some constraints on Disney in Florida after he signed a bill constraining tranny ed. Disney didn’t like that and Newsome probably has to cater to them.

  57. mitchellc July 5, 2022 at 1:56 pm #

    Good job Jim, the word is finally leaking out into the broader population

    I followed a link to an essay on a conservative site, and there they were, author and commenters alike, casually discussing the reset

    (Search on American thinker Andrea widburg)

    So, what comes next? Your strength is looking ahead. We can’t keep going over the obvious when it becomes normalized

    What happens when prey hears a twig snap? Likewise, how is bbb achieved when the beans are spilled? All that wonderful prep work put in place with mandates, social credits and economic controls now at risk.

  58. sevensec July 5, 2022 at 2:08 pm #

    Liberalism-leftism is *dying. Progressivism is dying. Make no mistake about this.
    This in itself is very good news because these ideologies have now exhausted whatever good or useful ideas they once had. They are corpselike and need to go.
    The very grave problem we now face is that when ideologies start to die, they often go *floridly insane* first. (As our swishy friend above nicely demonstrates.)
    Take progress. Our lives are not getting perceptibly better for the most part, and have not been on average for what–three, four decades now?
    It would be better to stand pat and just think a while about what we want to do next. But since the whole ethos of Progress *inherently demands continual, artificial changes in the modes of living–closely related to what Marx called “continual revolutionizing of the means of production”–standing pat is simply unthinkable.
    *Any kind of stability, in fact, is deeply unsettling to the progressive’s psyche. Its mere existence threatens to disconfirm their belief in an earthly (or digital) paradise just around the bend, for which they long ago exchanged the belief in natural order, natural law, providence, grace, and of course–God.
    Another important fact is that the United States happens to be, in essence, the world’s most humongous political experiment in liberal-progressivism. The USA is literally a gigantic “intentional community” founded on this modern, now wholly paganized millenarianism. The descent of its core ideology into senile psychosis therefore gravely affects almost everyone on the world, both inside and outside its borders.
    So we are forced to watch as, worldwide, the progressive mentality grabs wildly for Change–*any change, of *any kind–that can bring back the old magic feeling of acceleration towards a glorious Goal somewhere out in the future.
    Much like the hunt for loose quarters in an old sofa, the search for Change in the dying days of the Progressive Age is a dismal-slash-comic affair. And similarly also, the findings of such a search are at best mere chump-change and at worst, skin-crawlingly gross.

    • mitchellc July 5, 2022 at 3:51 pm #

      Hang around a bit, maybe you’ll discard the artificial labels

      Here’s what’s really happening: population exploded from approx 1b to 8b in a short 120 years. Fossil fuels enabled these raw numbers, and the creation of a debt based financial system tied to “growth” in production/consumption

      Take away FFs, and you take away the basis for people, finance and economy. These basic facts were known during WW1 and have driven every subsequent major war, including WW2 and GW1 & 2

      Elite thinkers have long know this, including DoD/CIA dating back to Hubbert in the 50s. Given the option of attempting a consensus based approach, Carter tried to give a heads up.

      However, as probably expected, the people preferred promoters of perpetual sunshine like Reagan and Trump. Given the likelihood of the clueless masses bringing down the entire system, leadership decided to at least try to save their own skin, along with maybe a tiny Cadre to form the nucleus of a new downsized society

      In order to effect these preparations for total control, it was first necessary to weaken and hopefully destroy the old, independent, high consumption based family model

      Taking inventory of available tools, the woke agenda happened to fit the bill on many parts. Now, it’s critical to understand none of the initiatives being promoted are in any way actually believed, approved or supported.

      Rather, like any weapon of war, it’s just a tool to achieve a desired outcome. So, If you catch yourself potentionally getting caught up in some kind of emotional reaction, just remember alls fair in love and war.

      The elite aim to win; the general public is the enemy they wish to defeat.

      • sevensec July 6, 2022 at 3:24 pm #

        Curious. Your reply, while lengthily stating the obvious, has almost no connection to anything i wrote.

        Virtually everyone on this forum is already well aware of the issues surrounding EROEI, energy depletion etc. and their connection to other aspects of decline.

        (Hang around a bit and you might realize this.)

  59. jarrollin July 5, 2022 at 3:41 pm #

    I found this posted in another comment section some time ago. The template seems more or less the same today:

    ROTHSCHILD:

    In 1773, a wealthy goldsmith and coin dealer named Mayer Amschel Bauer (1743-1812) summoned 12 wealthy and influential men to his place of business in Frankfurt, Germany. His purpose for the meeting was to impress upon these men that if they pooled their resources, it was possible to gain control of the wealth, natural resources, and manpower of the entire world. He then outlined a 25 point plan on how to accomplish it.
    Those 25 points are:
    1. Use violence and terrorism rather than academic discussions.
    2. Preach Liberalism to usurp political power.
    3. Initiate class warfare.
    4. Politicians must be cunning and deceptive – any moral code leaves a politician vulnerable.
    5. Dismantle existing forces of order and regulation. Reconstruct all existing institutions.
    6. Remain invisible until the very moment when it has gained such strength that no cunning or force can undermine it.
    7. Use Mob Psychology to control the masses. Without absolute despotism one cannot rule efficiently.
    8. Advocate the use of alcoholic liquors, drugs, moral corruption and all forms of vice, used systematically by agenteurs to corrupt the youth.
    9. Seize properties by any means to secure submission and sovereignty.
    10. Foment wars and control the peace conferences so that neither of the combatants gains territory placing them further in debt and therefore into our power.
    11. Choose candidates for public office who will be servile and obedient to our commands, so they may be readily used as pawns in our game.
    12. Use the Press for propaganda to control all outlets of public information, while remaining in the shadows, clear of blame.
    13. Make the masses believe they had been the prey of criminals. Then restore order to appear as the saviors.
    14. Create financial panics. Use hunger to control to subjugate the masses.
    15. Infiltrate Freemasonry to take advantage of the Grand Orient Lodges to cloak the true nature of their work in philanthropy. Spread their atheistic-materialistic ideology amongst the Goyim (gentiles).
    16. When the hour strikes for our sovereign lord of the entire World to be crowned, their influence will banish everything that might stand in his way.
    17. Use systematic deception, high-sounding phrases and popular slogans. The opposite of what has been promised can always be done afterwards… That is of no consequence.
    18. A Reign of Terror is the most economical way to bring about speedy subjection.
    19. Masquerade as political, financial and economic advisers to carry out our mandates with Diplomacy and without fear of exposing the secret power behind national and international affairs.
    20. Ultimate world government is the goal. It will be necessary to establish huge monopolies, so even the largest fortunes of the Goyim will depend on us to such an extent that they will go to the bottom together with the credit of their governments on the day after the great political smash.
    21. Use economic warfare. Rob the “Goyim” of their landed properties and industries with a combination of high taxes and unfair competition.
    22. Make the Goyim destroy each other so there will only be the proletariat left in the world, with a few millionaires devoted to our cause, and sufficient police and soldiers to protect our interest.
    23. Call it The New Order. Appoint a Dictator.
    24. Fool, bemuse and corrupt the younger members of society by teaching them theories and principles we know to be false.
    25 Twist national and international laws into a contradiction which first masks the law and afterwards hides it altogether. Substitute arbitration for law.
    The plan was put into operation and evidentiary information exists that Bauer aligned himself with Adam Weishaupt who was the founder of the Illuminati whose aim was and still is world domination. Bauer later changed his name to Rothschild which means “red shield.” He took it from the red sign which hung outside his place of business. The eagle was clutching 5 golden arrows in its claws. It was supposed to symbolize his five sons. Presently the red shield represents the official coat of arms of the city of Frankfurt, Germany.

    • Amman July 5, 2022 at 3:47 pm #

      Protocol-ish.

      • Jarek July 6, 2022 at 12:26 am #

        In other words, “conspiracy theory” and thus untrue. Yet the Rothschilds are real and control much of the world’s wealth, certainly the banking system of the West.

        How easily you fall for the Lie.

    • mitchellc July 5, 2022 at 4:00 pm #

      The core problem is this: people, finance and industry are all in the same boat. No one “gets away” just because they might happen to currently own/control land, money, systems or political power.

      It’s the ultimate free for all, where survivors are going to have to be both cunning and lucky. The cunning part are the systems of controls being imposed under the guise of medical emergency, but it’s still gonna require luck.

      It doesn’t matter whether the protocols are authentic, Iron Mike said it best when it comes to plans …

      • jarrollin July 5, 2022 at 4:18 pm #

        I just posted it because I think it brings a lot of current events into focus.

        • Amman July 6, 2022 at 6:47 am #

          Well, a lot of the points in ‘it’ are present in the “Protocols of the Learned elders of Zion” And some of the lines are verbatim!

          • Paula D July 6, 2022 at 10:34 am #

            And it is obviously just as fake as the Protocols.

          • jarrollin July 6, 2022 at 5:36 pm #

            Ugh! The internet is such a house of mirrors. I didn’t see this as fake when I posted it. People here have convinced me otherwise.

            I guess I’ll never be in possession of the real playbook.

          • Amman July 7, 2022 at 4:59 am #

            I don’t think there is anyone in a position to pronounce the Protocols are fake or otherwise except the LaRouche organization of old.

      • Night Owl July 5, 2022 at 6:14 pm #

        The ones instigating the crisis are the ones who get away. All that free money they are printing is to create the systems that will enslave you, as well as to buy up anything of value they can get their hands on as the proles slip into financial destitution.

        The collapse is planned in stages, and when the time is right, the solution will be presented in the form of a digital currency and options for debt relief, so long as you give back whatever you are paying off. And of course the only way to access your new currency, any of the things you need to survive (now conveniently labelled services), and your so-called rights in this new society will be to enter the Self Service Identity-based system.

        The people behind this have resources so vast, that something like this is drop in the bucket. You think they are going into freefall, too? LOL.

        • Night Owl July 5, 2022 at 6:15 pm #

          SSI should be Self Sovereign Identity.

          And still LOL.

        • mitchellc July 5, 2022 at 7:02 pm #

          And this is why the game is played, the race ran and the battle fought.

          – Colts favored by 18 pts in SB3
          – Rich strike was 80:1
          – Napoleon outnumbered at Austerlitz

          The elites’ greatest advantage is media control. Suppress and deny until the trap is sprung.

          That’s why jim is so important to help get the word out. The only real chance the lumpen have is to be aware of what’s happening and prepare accordingly.

        • KesaAnna July 5, 2022 at 7:03 pm #

          I can’t say I’m glad that Canadian guy , I forget his username , hasn’t been around in awhile.

          But it does relieve me of the tiny burden ,

          whenever he brought up the , ” Mark of the Beast ” ,

          of having to point out that it is my certain conviction you already arrived at that with the income tax.

          Not just a tax , but a process wherebye every paperboy ( if they still existed ) is now obliged to explain to the state how the kid came by every nickle.

          ( And folks look at you funny when you point out this was not the norm for 5,000 years , not in Germany , not in Zambia , nor America ,

          — except perhaps that such a notion applied to slaves. )

          • Oscar Gordon Hawkins July 5, 2022 at 10:26 pm #

            That Canadian guy sure does know what’s what.

            —–

            I Believe that you are partly Right, KA.

            Income tax, Social Security Number, Visa Number, Moore’s Law and Standard Query Language databases were all building blocks for what is coming:

            15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.

            16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

            17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

            18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

        • Amman July 6, 2022 at 6:58 am #

          I assume Russia China India North Korea and Iran are to go along with all of this with nary a peep. Si?

        • TPTB-USA July 6, 2022 at 7:57 pm #

          The format for a civilized life is merely a game that is continually being modified to be all inclusive, where one either plays by the rules, or looses by default.

          The solutions you cite are not necessarily evil, and given the current technology developments, more efficient and perhaps more equitable.

          The issue is that the current game is played-out, and a transition to a new viable format for life is in order.

      • MaryQueen July 5, 2022 at 8:16 pm #

        Most of the crowd who planned all this will ‘get away.’ If you mean they all die same as us well, then I guess you are correct.

        They won’t pay, though.

        • Oscar Gordon Hawkins July 5, 2022 at 10:28 pm #

          They will pay for what they have done. Honest to God they will.

          • Amman July 6, 2022 at 7:00 am #

            Ohhhh Yeahhh. They will pay BIG TIME.

    • Jarek July 6, 2022 at 12:28 am #

      Where those quotation marks around goyim or did you add them?

      Goyim is a pejorative for non-Jews meaning cattle. You think the Elite don’t think of us that way?

      Masons are trained to think of non-Masons in the same way. Ditto the Mormons.

      • jarrollin July 6, 2022 at 12:45 am #

        I just had this excerpt sitting in my computer. It’s copied from a comment section some time ago. None of the punctuation is mine. I just thought it provided a worthwhile lens for current events.

        • Oscar Gordon Hawkins July 6, 2022 at 1:04 am #

          It is a very Good lens for what we are experiencing today, Jar.

          I am copying it for future reference.

          Thank you for sharing it. It reads like their Playbook.

          —–

          To all Rothschild AI reading this CFN comment section: Your time is short. God wins. TruStory

          • Q. Shtik July 6, 2022 at 1:01 pm #

            God wins. TruStory – OGH

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

            OG, please stop typing TruStory, I beg of you. It is annoying and adds nothing useful to your comments.

    • Night Owl July 6, 2022 at 3:47 am #

      Roth is a town in Bavaria. “Red shield” in German would literally translate as “rotes Schild.”

      As a family name “Rotschild, could be possible, but Rothschild would not mean red shield, unless Roth could mean red in a specific dialect.

      • Islander July 6, 2022 at 9:03 am #

        The first member of the family who was known to use the name “Rothschild” was Izaak Elchanan Rothschild, born in 1577. The name is derived from the German zum rothen Schild (with the old spelling “th”), meaning “at the red shield”, in reference to the house where the family lived for many generations (in those days, houses were designated not by numbers, but by signs displaying different symbols or colours)

        The German family name “Rothschild” is pronounced [??o?t??lt] in German, unlike /?r??(s)t?a?ld/ in English.

        The origin of the name of Roth, Bavaria, is probably a different etymology.

        • Night Owl July 7, 2022 at 4:38 am #

          Maybe. I checked an old High German dictionary, and Roth is listed simply as a surname, not as meaning red.

          Like I said in the other post, it could be dialect.

          • Night Owl July 7, 2022 at 4:39 am #

            “Old” as in Althochdeutsch

  60. tom clark July 5, 2022 at 4:21 pm #

    Mitch…survivors have to be cunning and lucky…that’s what evolution is all about.

    Meanwhile, an autopsy of history shows that all great nations commit suicide. Our generation is witness to the slow death of Amerika.

    • elysianfield July 5, 2022 at 5:16 pm #

      “…survivors have to be cunning and lucky…that’s what evolution is all about”'”

      Tom,
      Discounting the safety net of a working civilization, you would be correct..

      • KesaAnna July 5, 2022 at 5:52 pm #

        It seems to me that evolution will bare as many different interpretations as the Bible.

        For example , a few years back Peter Kreft said ,

        ” For 500 years Islam tried to conquer Europe by force of arms , and failed.

        Today it is conquering Europe , but by force of mothers. ”

        It seems to me that , yes , in the short term , the folks with air conditioning and Ipods always win.

        But in the long term , numbers always win , and the Lumpen Proletariat , whatever demographic that is at the time , always has the most kids.

        ( Curiously ? White folks seem near completely unaware that European populations were exploding 1500 – 1900 , while other populations remained static or were in decline ,

        or that that could mean much of anything in itself. )

        I’m not so sure natural biology suggests any superiority of sophistication either.

        Pteranodon was apparently capable of controlled flight , and was roughly the size of a Cessna .

        That seems to me quite an engineering triumph.

        But I haven’t seen any Pteranodon’s flying around lately.

        Likewise to bring things more up to date , the Ivory – Billed Woodpecker it seems to me was exquisitely adapted to its environment , a relatively healthy environment.

        In contrast it seems to me that Pigeons are quite basic and generic , and could have flourished as well in Pteranodon’s time as now , and whether the environment is healthy or lousy.

        • elysianfield July 5, 2022 at 7:45 pm #

          Kesa,
          My statement referenced the lame and intellectually challenged that would not survive to breeding age without the benefits of civilization and it’s protection.

          • KesaAnna July 5, 2022 at 11:07 pm #

            I wasn’t actually directly addressing you , or Tom Clark either for that matter .

            Just my own stand – alone ruminations on evolution.

            So why post it as / in the form of a response to another post ?

            Well …. err …. well ….
            .

  61. KesaAnna July 5, 2022 at 4:43 pm #

    ” The social cohesion and original bedrock of America was religion – generally WASP or derived therefrom. That religion contained and regulated all the people’s dreams including the Elite Dream of Nation and Sovereign Independence. Today, of course, the nightmare holds sway. ”

    That was Alexis de Tocqueville’s assessment , written around 1820 ( ? ) .

    A long time ago , and a very different era , but I think no one ever wrote a truer , clearer portrait of what makes America tick.

    And in my opinion hits the mark as well today as it did then.

    ( The WASP – part doesn’t particularly bother me either. Tocqueville also thought the structure and pragmatic compromises of Catholicism would have suited American culture better , and would hypothetically do so in the future , rather than the scatter gun idealism and permanent revolution of Protestantism. )

    His assessment and experience seems to match my own assessment and experience. .

    As I have said before , it seemed to me that there were vast differences between the United States and East Germany in 1976.

    Namely , America was Freer .

    Today the differences between the United States and East Germany are negligible . Such differences as still stand primarily aesthetic ; Do you prefer Traubant or Chevrolet ?

    State – controlled media , or Disney – controlled media ?

    For the longest time , like so many people , I thought the difference was primarily political and ideological ,

    and so what was bad in either country could be fixed ideologically and politically.

    Not at all , anymore.

    What was key to America was cultural.

    To whatever degree America was freer was in spite of its system , not because of it.

    • KesaAnna July 5, 2022 at 4:46 pm #

      Grrr , leading qoute was Amman’s.

      A long time ago a CFN poster complained about my leaving out the part where I note WHOM I am quoting.

      I STILL lazily tend to leave out that part .

      • Amman July 6, 2022 at 8:53 am #

        I was lazy too. I forgot to mention the African or African-American influence which I think of as Auxiliary and actually on the same side of the American coin.

        • Amman July 6, 2022 at 3:38 pm #

          (Super Auxiliary)

    • Anthea July 5, 2022 at 11:58 pm #

      @ KesaAnna:

      “What was key to America was cultural.”

      Amen.

    • Jarek July 6, 2022 at 12:35 am #

      The magic was the comingling of White Western Europeans, Christianity, and copious natural resources.

      Does a plant need soil or sunlight or water? Pick one.

      If a prosecutor asks you a question like that in court, don’t answer. It’s a trick…..

  62. KesaAnna July 5, 2022 at 6:33 pm #

    ” A childless spinster pontificating on today’s youth is like a man complaining of menstrual cramps. ”

    — Oscar Gordon Hawkins

    In my view a person who has two kids and a nice house and car , is probably , and usually , much closer in perspective to the childless spinster , than they would be to the trailer park dweller who has six or more kids.

    ” The SC denies the right of women to control their own bodies, takes away their independence. Deregulate everything, but not control over a woman’s uterus!

    — Tocsunpur

    — Reply ;

    ” There are two bodies involved in your scenario. ”

    — NightOwl

    More like three , five , ten , or more.

    Sexual choices don’t involve grandparents , parents , siblings , neighbors and such ?

    I think they always do , and these days commonly in a quite negative way.

    Short of writing a book , the above will. have to suffice as examples of why I say the Sexual Revolution was half – baked and bizarre , in general , and right from the start.

    • MaryQueen July 5, 2022 at 8:11 pm #

      I get a kick out of people using the term ‘spinster’ in a derogatory way. It’s usually bitter men who can’t stand the thought that a woman would reject men completely and decide to live on her own.

      Conversely, “bachelor” has never had negative connotations really, but “spinster” does. How odd!

      Regardless, I’m happy to own it. The last people I care to impress (if anyone) are males. There’s literally nothing in it for me.

      I am very happy to be single. And never in a messy divorce or child custody battle, which 50% of the country are involved in or have been. Seems to me I’m pretty smart to have avoided all that.

      • Oscar Gordon Hawkins July 5, 2022 at 10:11 pm #

        Darwin at his very finest.

        Win-win.

        Prune that branch.

        • MaryQueen July 5, 2022 at 11:27 pm #

          I’m guessing you don’t even get to see your kids. Were you blind drunk during their childhoods? They’ll be affected for life if so.

          • Oscar Gordon Hawkins July 5, 2022 at 11:54 pm #

            I have not been with my kids since December 2019 on account of the COVIDs. Being unjabbed in Canada, I was not allowed on an airplane.

            Thank God for texting and low long distance costs, however, as we communicate constantly. In fact, I’ve spoken with each today.

            Both are near Toronto. My adult son plans to visit Regina in August. My adult daughter plans to visit Regina at Christmas.

            You keep guessing Wrong and you keep assuming the worst because you Truly are an awful person. Actually, I did not drink at all from Aug. 2000-Jan. 2012.

            I was never blind drunk.

            —–

            Thank God you never replicated! Prideful and Mean is a horrible combination for a woman.
            The World is much Better while you consider yourself smart.

            Win-win.

            Branch pruned. End of the line.

          • MaryQueen July 6, 2022 at 12:13 am #

            Hey I’m just reiterating what you told us over and over up here in the comments section.

            You said were a drunk who only has been sober about 1.5 years, after your marriage ended. I know most people who haven’t experienced life around alcoholics are more forgiving, but I know a LOT about it. And there is no way your kids recover from being raised by someone who drank all the time. You can lie to yourself all you want (my friends who are alcoholics do) but it literally steals their childhoods and creates life-long anxiety and depression, whether or not you choose to see it.

            Of course, I wouldn’t say any of this if you didn’t constantly attack me simply from choosing to be single. Not sure why that sends you into a rage – but I’m guessing it’s just because you’re male, and that’s what males do, when they can’t ‘win’ an argument (which means lording it over a woman, usually).

            Get used to the fact I won’t be ‘lorded over.’ The more you insult me, the more I’ll remind you of what YOU admitted you did to your family.

            Instead of lashing out at people you don’t even know on the internet, you might more wisely use your time trying to repair your relationships with those kids. Or you can keep blaming your wife for everything YOU have already admitted YOU did.

            I don’t really care, but as long as you attack me on this forum, I’ll be lobbing your bullshit right back in your court.

          • Oscar Gordon Hawkins July 6, 2022 at 12:56 am #

            You Really don’t let facts or Truth get in the way of your Pride and bullshit.

            I have a Great relationship with my kids. My adult son calls me nearly every single day. He plans on his only vacay of the year on a flight to Regina to visit me next month.

            My adult daughter called me today. She plans on the only vacay of her year on a flight to visit me at Christmas.

            Those facts do not fit your attack, attack, attack m.o. so you simply ignore them like they do not exist as you delusionally do not allow Reality in the way of your self-proclaimed perfection. Pride is such an ugly sin.

            I did not drink from Aug. 2000-Jan. 2012. My kids were raised with a sober Dad. Again, you do not like this fact so you act like it is not a fact. Yes, you are a fucking moron.

            You simply ignore facts that you do not like.

            —–

            I insult you because you called me a “hypocrite” and then Pridefully refused to apologize, recant or explain. I am not a hypocrite and you still owe me an apology.

            I am not a misogynist. I love Good women. Prideful, Mean women, however, rate no higher with me than do Prideful, Mean men.

            I do not insult you because you are a woman. I insult you because you are an asshole.

            Further, I insult you with Truth. You did not have children and, I Believe, mankind is Better for it. Honest to God I do. Pride is such an ugly sin.

            —–

            I am not lashing out and I am not raging. I am calmly explaining why I am Right and you are a Prideful moron.

            —–

            My stupid ex-wife wasted over $1,500,000 on her Pride, lies, deceits, reneges (contract breaches), Rights Violations, crimes and Human Rights Violations. TruStory … but you won’t accept that because:

            a) You attack, attack, attack – Truth be damned.

            b) You are misandric and will side with my stupid ex-wife throwing away signed Peace and over $1,500,000 sight unseen. You will side with the stupid woman who wasted it all rather than the man who broke his head earning it all because you are misandric. You are Prideful, Mean and misandric and thank God that you are the end of this Prideful, ugly line.

          • Jarek July 6, 2022 at 12:44 pm #

            Great eloquence, OG. The Truth told well.

          • MaryQueen July 6, 2022 at 6:07 pm #

            Awww. The two most virulently abusive misogynists on the comments board team up to share a moment of woman-hate. So sweet!

        • SpeedyBB July 5, 2022 at 11:40 pm #

          aWell Mr. Hawkins, if it were only so simple. Taking into account how I’ll be running against the current in this clutch of sexual puritans, I will volunteer that, having puzzled over the apparent increase in same-sex relations, or at least in the open emergence of same, I cannot help but conclude that Mother Nature, or Zeus, or whatever supreme being happens to be the flavor-of-the-month, has allowed if not encouraged this sterile expression of love and sexuality, although in fact at only a few percent it does not make much of a dent in the explosion of births.

          I realized at the age of 15 that that was how I was bent, and accepted it, realizing, as a good old Texas boy / Air Force brat, that it would be a difficult, stunting and potentially dangerous way to live in a society mostly worshipping an insane homicidal deity intent on smiting and drowning and burning alive those He created – and loved. (Pace George Carlin.)

          A Deity clearly modeled on a Bronze Age tyrant, one who likely had his brothers killed, sold his sisters off into slavery, and may have even poisoned his parents in the quest to grasp and hang onto that lonely peak of power. Vengeful, jealous, bloodthirsty and unpredictable, worshipped by unwashed bearded fanatics who had no notion that the Earth was spherical, or that disease was spread by animals (including man), or that the Sun did not orbit this planet.

          Not the parade I choose to join, and we have become a potent minority.

          • Oscar Gordon Hawkins July 6, 2022 at 12:02 am #

            “As in the days of Noah, so shall it be at the Return of the Son of Man.”

            God is not insane. God is perfection. God is wrathful when man pushes his hubris too far.

            It is almost culling time again, methinks.

          • elysianfield July 6, 2022 at 11:13 am #

            : as a good old Texas boy / Air Force brat…

            Speedy,
            Damn, that is pretty close to home….

      • Jarek July 6, 2022 at 12:37 am #

        In the old days bachelor didn’t have negative connotations. Now it does – thanks to people like you.

        • MaryQueen July 6, 2022 at 12:44 am #

          Show me one example.

          • Jarek July 6, 2022 at 12:43 pm #

            You call them incels if they say anything you don’t like. Others call them gay or selfish, etc.

            America didn’t use to hate bachelors like this. There was even a President or two. Couldn’t happen today.

          • MaryQueen July 6, 2022 at 6:08 pm #

            No, I call them incels when they label themselves that, as you have up here. YOU said it, not me. Just as you’ve said you’re a racist, then you get annoyed when someone refers to you as such.

            What a mess you are, “Jarek”.

          • Blackbird July 7, 2022 at 8:29 pm #

            James Buchanan was the only bachelor President. Never married. His fiancée died suddenly. Lived with Rufus King for awhile. None other than Andrew Jackson called King “Miss Nancy”. So, in those old days anyway, folks cast aspersions upon unwed gentlemen.

            I’m surprised the promoters of the gay “lifestyle” aren’t making more of Buchanan’s alleged gayness. I remember reading an article a few years ago, somewhere in this jungle called the internet, in which the gay-promoting writer attempted to make the case that several presidents – all the cool ones, of course – were gay. Buchanan is generally considered the worst President (for not preventing the Civil War – and Lincoln the best for causing it…). If only the Rainbow “community” would embrace Broken-Hearted Jimmy B, we just might realize what a badass, President, vampire-hunter, and bon vivant he really was.

        • Q. Shtik July 6, 2022 at 12:53 pm #

          In the old days bachelor didn’t have negative connotations. – Jar

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

          When you say ‘old days’ how far back are you thinking?

          Within my lifetime the older a bachelor got without ever marrying the more ‘suspect’ he became, if you get my drift. Especially if he lived with a male ‘roommate.’

          • Blackbird July 7, 2022 at 8:31 pm #

            I suspect before the invention of gayness. Or possibly before the invention of writing – or even hieroglyphics.

        • MaryQueen July 6, 2022 at 6:41 pm #

          1st Rule of Misogyny: Women are responsible for everything men do.

      • Amman July 6, 2022 at 9:01 am #

        It’s a gauche term.

    • Night Owl July 6, 2022 at 3:38 am #

      Sure, I was highlighting the fact that the entire “my body, my choice” line that the protestors like to shout is a farce, since there is a body in the body.

      The entire pro-abortion argument is created through the manipulation of language to quell the cognitive dissonance that comes with killing a child.

      • Amman July 6, 2022 at 9:41 am #

        I went into an abortion clinic once and noticed this young couple inside. A couple of hours later, I chanced upon them again walking on the street outside in somewhat of a daze. The girl was shook up. In tears. I thought ABORTION.

      • gustafson.robert.22 July 6, 2022 at 11:09 am #

        The whole pro-life movement is based on a sentimental fabrication of artificial morality: that every instance of life is immediately sacred. In God’s universe, no evidence exists that this sentimental proclamation is true or intended (by creator, or universe itself). Pro-lifers wish it to be true, and the hidden root of this wish is inordinate self-interest… they don’t want to believe that any life could be legitimately disposable in any circumstance… because if that were true, maybe their own life might not be the absolutely inviolable sacred entity they desperately wish it to be.

        In nature, parenthood is not about slavishly and robotically promoting any instance of life at any cost, but about wisely shaping the future world for the culminative benefit of the next generation, and promoting life in a wholistic, culminative and integrated sense. High time to become real adults in THIS universe, pro-lifers.

        • gustafson.robert.22 July 6, 2022 at 11:25 am #

          Do I categorically approve every popular motivation for abortion-support? No. Do any of these flaws in pro-abortion positions (particularly, birth-control for the lush or lazy) support the opposite public policy sufficiently in my ‘pinion? No.

        • Jarek July 6, 2022 at 12:54 pm #

          Wiki: reverence for life

          In his autobiography Out of My Life and Thought, Schweitzer explains this process: “Having described how at the beginning of the summer of 1915 he awoke from some kind of mental daze, asking himself why he was only criticizing civilization and not working on something constructive.”.[1] He relates how he asked himself the question:

          But what is civilization?

          The essential element in civilization is the ethical perfecting of the individual as well as society. At the same time, every spiritual and every material step forward has significance for civilization. The will to civilization is, then, the universal will to progress that is conscious of the ethical as the highest value. In spite of the great importance we attach to the achievements of science and human prowess, it is obvious that only a humanity that is striving for ethical ends can benefit in full measure from material progress and can overcome the dangers that accompany it…..

          The only possible way out of chaos is for us to adopt a concept of the world based on the ideal of true civilization.

          But what is the nature of that concept of the world in which the will to the general progress and the will to the ethical progress join and are linked?

          It consists in an ethical affirmation of the world and of life.

          What is affirmation of the world and of life?….[2]

          In that mental state, I had to take a long journey up the river . . . Lost in thought, I sat on deck of the barge, struggling to find the elementary and universal concept of the ethical that I had not discovered in any philosophy. I covered sheet after sheet with disconnected sentences merely to concentrate on the problem. Two days passed. Late on the third day, at the very moment when, at sunset, we were making our way through a herd of hippopotamuses, there flashed upon my mind, unforeseen and unsought, the phrase: “Reverence for Life”. The iron door had yielded. The path in the thicket had become visible. Now I had found my way to the principle in which affirmation of the world and ethics are joined together!” [3]

          Jarek: Some say he came to this through his interest in Indian Philosophy and Gandhi, especially the concept of “ahimsa” or harmlessness. But actual Indian philosophy is often less sentimental. Even Prabhupad, who forbade all meat eating, could talk about excess or unwanted human population. No Christian can.

          Life is great, but there’s often too much of it. Thus it competes with itself, species against species, sub-species or race against race, individual against individual.

          At the human level, a lessening or limit is necessary if we would fulfill Schweitzer’s ethic dictum. Thus you are correct – though it gives me no pleasure to say so. Because of their Christianity, my erstwhile allies can never come to this Truth. And those that can come to it, typically have no reverence for life at all, even taking pleasure in abortion.

          • gustafson.robert.22 July 6, 2022 at 1:14 pm #

            “And those that can come to it, typically have no reverence for life at all, even taking pleasure in abortion.”

            Yes, true reverence for life is missing from both sides of the abortion-debates, almost always. I’m inclined to go harder against the pro-lifers, because claiming reverence for life is the essence of their position, but they don’t deliver, so it seems less honest.

        • Anthea July 6, 2022 at 4:39 pm #

          @ gustafson.robert.22:

          You’re making a couple of assumptions about the pro-life movement’s basis, neither of which is strictly true. Is “every instance of life immediately sacred”? While I would say that, yes, it is, does it therefore follow that this life may not be destroyed? Not necessarily. E.g., I just pulled up about two dozen lettuces this morning because they had bolted. I have spent the past couple of days trying to get a bead on one of our many rabbits–even taken to having my morning coffee on the front porch with my .22 at hand. No luck so far. The critters have been less active since the advent of this heat wave.

          So lives may be sacred and also be dinner. Or it may just be that their time is up. There is some line somewhere in Carlos Castaneda’s books, where Don Juan is urging Carlos to shoot something-or-other by saying, “It is his time to die.” Kind of like maybe “fate” of some kind is at work.

          Another literary line of “fate” comes to mind, in “The Religion.” Tanhauser has just killed the dying Ludovico with the dagger he forged as a child (quenched in a murder’s blood). The youngster Orlandu asks him why. Tanhauser replies, “It was fate.” You suspect that, as a former janissary, he meant “kismet.” But somehow the reader has no problem at all in seeing this murder as somehow “fated.” But I guess that’s a whole ‘nother subject.

          Humans are not the same order of being as lettuces and rabbits. Our reverence for human life has different requirements. For one thing, we are not supposed to dine on our fellow humans–nor even kill them in the first place without some very pressing (and just) reasons for doing so, primarily defense: self-defense, defense of others, defense of home and property, or (in the case of capital punishment) defense of society. We are particular forbidden to take innocent life, and it is, or should be, naturally abhorrent to us to take the life of an innocent child or infant, whether born or unborn. This is against every human feeling, or so you would think.

          The “overpopulation” argument doesn’t hold water for two reasons. One is that we are talking about the US, which is not overpopulated. Nor is anyone here starving. Some people are crowded up–though most people are not–and a pretty large percentage of us are living in houses that are WAY too big. E.g., there are a lot of empty-nesters living in 3,000 square foot McMansions. Family homes in the US are now probably at least twice the size of the average US family home in the 1950s. As for those who are crowded up, if crowding is an issue for them, maybe the thing to do would be to “un-crowd” them (we have plenty of room in the US), rather than kill their children.

          To advocate for abortion because of overpopulation is like arguing that the lifeboat is overcrowded (when it’s not) with inadequate food and water (when there is enough); therefore we should throw the children overboard–for…um…”humane” reasons. A poor solution, even if circumstances were dire. In any case, circumstances are NOT dire, and there are many other solutions to whatever problems exist.

          And your argument that we should be “wisely shaping the future world for the culminative benefit of the next generation” is a classic “ends justify the means” argument.

          • malthuss July 6, 2022 at 4:53 pm #

            The “overpopulation” argument doesn’t hold water for two reasons.

            USA is a dump for turd world s over population.

            The cities are often crowded in USA.
            people need resources, food n water as top 2.

        • Anthea July 6, 2022 at 5:25 pm #

          @ gustafson:

          I forgot to mention that abortion is the act of killing YOUR OWN CHILD, and not just some random snot-nose to whom you have no attachment (because the accomdations don’t suit you, or you have a theory that, if said random snot-nose is allowed to live, you or a future generation might suffer some inconvenience).

          This is actually astounding: “Sure, I’ll happily kild my own child–‘for the greater good.'” If I had any expectation at all that I was speaking to a person of sound mind, my response would be, “You’re shitting me, right?”

          Most often, however, the abortion option is chosen to avoid personal hardship. If you decide to carry the baby to term and give it up for adoption, it will likely be physically uncomfortable for awhile, and you might have to move in with your mom–or stay in a home for unwed mothers, where they will probably pray over you. If you decide to keep the baby, you might be poor and have to pinch pennies. You might have to move in with your mom or live in Section 8 housing. Your social life and dating prospects will probably be limited. You might be lonely. So you are making sacrifices for a loved one.

          What you are NOT doing is living through the Great Siege of Malta fighting off the Turks. You are not a WWII fighter pilot with only a slim chance of survival. You are not storming Normandy Beach. These are instances in which people defended their people–including their kids–with their lives. You think maybe sacrifices of this kind are not required of you from time to time? While it has been said that it takes more courage to live humbly than to die heroically, will you stand up for your kid’s life? If you won’t stand up for your kid’s life, what WILL you stand up for?

          • gustafson.robert.22 July 6, 2022 at 5:53 pm #

            Hi Anthea,

            I have problems (shocking, I know) with many of these points.

            “Humans are not the same order of being as lettuces and rabbits.” I would say humans are like large hairless rabbits, or extremely mobile lettuces… and reverence for life includes humans, lettuces and rabbits.

            “we are talking about the US, which is not overpopulated.” This is just debatable. I think it is. Less so than Europe or India, but still overpopulated.

            “This is actually astounding: “Sure, I’ll happily kill my own child–‘for the greater good.’” If I had any expectation at all that I was speaking to a person of sound mind, my response would be, “You’re shitting me, right?” ” My ultimate example of abortion for the greater good is the primitive practice of infanticide when a newborn was a threat to a mother’s other children’s well being for some reason of scarcity. These practices are relatively well documented among many primitive tribes.

            Essentially, good mothers have been utilizing extreme means of birth-control since time immemorial, if they felt it was in their offspring’s best interest. But, you think you can correct their heartless bad habits?

            That said, I appreciate your responses.

          • MaryQueen July 6, 2022 at 6:11 pm #

            Ironically, people are maiming and killing their children of all ages now, or just sterilizing them, in the name of the trans agenda craze or by giving them the clotshot.

          • Paula D July 6, 2022 at 10:56 pm #

            That is some overwrought melodramatic pathos there.
            Reminds me of the old joke about economists.
            “An economist, a chemist, and an engineer were stranded on a desert island. And between them they had only a single can of beans, but no can opener. The engineer suggested that he climb a palm tree to a precise height, then throw the beans at a precise distance, at a precise angle. ‘And when the can hits,’ he said, ‘it will split open.’ ‘No,’ said the chemist. ‘We’ll leave the can in the sun until the heat causes the beans to expand so much the can will explode.’ ‘Nonsense,’ said the economist. ‘Using either method we’d lose too many beans. According to my plan, there will be no mess or fuss and not a single bean will be lost.’ Well, the engineer and the chemist said, ‘We’re certainly willing to consider it. What’s your plan?’ And the economist answered, ‘Well, first assume we have a can opener.'”
            These hysterical proponents of cellular humanity are assuming that a zygote is a person, a human being, a baby!
            And they move on from there, positing about cannibalism and Normandy and “standing up for your kid’s life” although most people understand that a fertilized egg is not a “kid”.
            Too Much Drama.

        • Anthea July 6, 2022 at 5:36 pm #

          @ gustafson:

          Jeebus! What does that say about our society? We used to be a people who would charge into the teeth of enemy gunfire on behalf of their people and the things they valued.

          It seems we have now sunk so low that we’ll cheerfully butcher our own kids rather than suffer some hardship.

          • gustafson.robert.22 July 6, 2022 at 9:59 pm #

            The real hard work we should be doing, as a culture, is not raise every possible savable newborn, but reorganize our severely out-of-balance social and economic structures… structures which COINCIDENTALLY… generate surplus pregnancies like never before in human history…

        • Night O